ACTRA AND DGC JOINTLY LAUNCH HAVEN HELPLINE

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement TORONTO – On June 1, ACTRA and the Directors Guild of Canada (DGC) are jointly launching HAVEN (Harassment and Violence Emergency Network) Helpline, a bilingual critical incident reporting line available to ACTRA and DGC members across Canada.The HAVEN Helpline will offer 24/7 support from Morneau Shepell, the leading provider of assistance programs in Canada. The Helpline will be available for ACTRA and DGC members to report any harassment incident related to the workplace and set, and will provide additional resources, such as confidential counselling services, and total well-being support. DGC and ACTRA members can access these services by phone, web chat and online through Morneau Shepell’sLifeWorks app. For calls regarding harassment or violence, the caller will always have the option to speak with a counsellor. The HAVEN Helpline and associated counselling services are part of the commitment by ACTRA and the DGC to a trauma-informed approach to responding to harassment in the workplace.“Over the past 18 months, it has become clear a cultural shift within our industry is needed to prevent and reduce harassment. ACTRA has remained dedicated in our commitment to address this issue,” said ACTRA National President David Sparrow. “We hope the launch of the HAVEN Helpline will ensure our members have access to available support resources 24/7 if they experience or witness an incident of harassment in the workplace.” Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Twitter Login/Register With: “We owe it to the courageous individuals who’ve exposed the truth about harassment and misconduct in our industry to have their backs. These resources are a major step forward helping us do just that,” said Tim Southam, President, Directors Guild of Canada.Launching the HAVEN Helpline is the latest step after the DGC and ACTRA became signatory to the Canadian Creative Industries Code of Conduct in March 2018. The creation of reporting mechanisms and support services are two of the steps outlined in the Code to which both organizations committed to address harassment within the film and television industry.The new helpline will be jointly funded by ACTRA and the DGC with additional financial support from AFBS and Telefilm Canada.About ACTRAACTRA (Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists) is the national union of professional performers working in English-language recorded media in Canada. ACTRA represents the interests of over 25,000 members across the country – the foundation of Canada’s highly acclaimed professional performing community.About THE DGCThe Directors Guild of Canada (DGC) is a national labour organization that represents over 4,800 key creative and logistical personnel in the screen-based industry covering all areas of direction, design, production and editing. The DGC negotiates and administers collective agreements and lobbies extensively on issues of concern for members including Canadian content conditions, CRTC regulations and ensuring that funding is maintained for Canadian screen-based programming. Facebooklast_img read more

Bell launching a new discount prepaid wireless brand called Lucky Mobile

first_imgMONTREAL – Bell is launching a new discount pre-paid wireless brand, Lucky Mobile.The service will initially be available in Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia starting Dec. 4.Lucky Mobile will offer service in 17 zones covering most major cities including Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver and surrounding areas as well as province-wide and Canada-wide options.Plans will include voice calling and texting as well as other services, while mobile data options will also be available at 3G-equivalent access speeds.The company says Lucky Mobile will also introduce an app that enables talk and text over Wi-Fi next year.Bell is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX:BCE).last_img read more

Parliament debates controversial CB bond issue

Leader of the House Lakshman Kiriella said the Government has nothing to hide and so had agreed to the Parliament debate.Opposition leader R. Sampanthan said that an independent commission must be appointed to investigate the allegations. He said that the Central Bank has lost its credibility as a result of the allegations. (Colombo Gazette) He commended the announcement by President Maithripala Sirisena that a Presidential commission will be appointed to investigate the allegations. Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) member Nimal Siripala de Silva said the the Presidential commission will conduct a transparent inquiry and submit a report in three months. Parliament today debated the controversial Central Bank (CB) treasury bond issue.Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake opened the debate by revealing details on Perpetual Treasuries and its involvement on the bond issue. read more

Farm bill deal would cut food stamps by roughly 1 per cent

by Mary Clare Jalonick, The Associated Press Posted Jan 27, 2014 4:51 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email WASHINGTON – A House plan to make major cuts to food stamps would be scaled back under a bipartisan agreement on a massive farm bill, a near end to a more than two-year fight that has threatened to hurt rural lawmakers in an election year.The measure announced Monday by the House and Senate Agriculture committees preserves food stamp benefits for most Americans who receive them and continues generous subsidies for farmers. The House could vote on the bill as soon as Wednesday.The compromise was expected to cut food stamps by about $800 million a year, or around 1 per cent. The House in September passed legislation cutting 5 per cent from the $80 billion-a-year program. The House bill also would have allowed states to implement broad new work requirements for food stamp recipients. That has been scaled back to a test program in 10 states.The Democratic-led Senate had twice passed a bill with only $400 million in annual food stamp cuts, and had signalled it would not go much higher. The White House had threatened to veto the House level of food stamp cuts.Republican House leaders are seeking to put the long-stalled bill behind them and build on the success of a bipartisan budget passed earlier this month. Leaders in both parties were also hoping to bolster rural candidates in this year’s midterm elections.The final bill released Monday would cost almost $100 billion a year over five years, with a cut of around $2.3 billion a year from current spending.Still unclear was how Republicans would get the votes they needed to pass the final bill on the House floor. The full House rejected an earlier version of the farm bill in June after conservative Republicans said cuts to food stamps weren’t high enough — and that bill had more than two times the cuts than those in the compromise bill announced Monday.Some of those conservatives were certain to oppose the lower cuts to food stamps, along with many of the farm subsidies the bill offered.While many liberal Democrats were expected to vote against the legislation, saying the food stamp cuts were too high, Rep. Frank Lucas, R-Okla., chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, and his Senate counterpart, Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., have attempted a balanced bill to attract votes from the more moderate wings of both parties. They have touted the bill’s savings and the elimination of a $5 billion-a-year farm subsidy called direct payments, which are now paid to farmers whether they farm or not.The bill would continue to heavily subsidize major crops — corn, soybeans, wheat, rice and cotton — while shifting many of those subsidies toward more politically defensible insurance programs. That means farmers would have to incur losses before they received a payout.House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, and other House leaders who have wavered on different aspects of the bill over the past several years now appear to be supportive of its passage.House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., issued a statement in support of the bill. He blamed the Senate for not accepting the House’s attempted changes to the food stamp program but said the legislation would “extend these important agriculture programs, achieve deficit reduction, and help give many Americans an opportunity to achieve independence and get back to work.”There were early signs Monday that despite the short time between the bill’s release and the expected House vote Wednesday, some groups would work to build opposition.A coalition of powerful meat and poultry groups, generally strong supporters of the legislation, said Monday they would work against the bill after the heads of the agriculture panels did not include language to delay a labeling program that requires retailers to list the country of origin of meat. Meatpackers say it is too costly for the industry and have fought to have the program repealed in the farm bill.Still, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev. was positive as he said on the Senate floor Monday that the Senate would consider the final bill in the next several weeks.The compromise “will reduce the deficit and cut waste and fraud, all while protecting hungry children and families,” Reid said. Farm bill deal would cut food stamps by roughly 1 per cent, continue subsidies for farmers read more

Transcontinental puts newspapers in Quebec and Ontario up for sale

by Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press Posted Apr 18, 2017 8:11 am MDT Last Updated Apr 18, 2017 at 3:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email A TC Transcontinental sign is pictured at the company’s annual general meeting in Montreal on March 11, 2014. Transcontinental has put its newspapers in Quebec and Ontario up for sale, days after selling its holdings in Atlantic Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes MONTREAL – Transcontinental has put its 93 newspapers in Quebec and Ontario up for sale, days after unloading its publications in Atlantic Canada, but its CEO says he doesn’t expect all of them will be bought.Francois Olivier said he expects to sell more than half of the papers to local entrepreneurs, but likely won’t find buyers for all titles because some of them may be too small or isolated to attract interest.“We will be much smaller, but we don’t think we will be out,” he said in an interview Tuesday. “It’s a good possibility that we end up being still the biggest in Quebec.”The media and publishing firm (TSX:TCL.A) said the sale process involves 91 local and regional weekly publications in Quebec, one in Cornwall, Ont., and the free daily Metro in Montreal, along with their related websites. The company said it expects the process will last several months.Transcontinental entered the publishing business in the mid-1990s. In 2014, it acquired 40 Quebec weeklies from Quebecor Media.The company has since migrated away from the newspaper business, which has been hit hard by falling advertising and circulation revenues.Dwayne Winseck, professor at Carleton University’s School of Journalism and Communication, said the sale is a recognition that the deal was a mistake.“Newspapers were never a big part of their business and so for them to get out of it and for them to go back basically sticking with their knitting in printing in terms of a business decision I think it makes sense,” he said from Ottawa.Last year, Transcontinental sold off its media assets in Saskatchewan, including 13 newspapers, to Star News Publishing. It announced last week the sale of 27 newspapers in Atlantic Canada and the novanewsnow.com website to SaltWire Network, the publisher of the Halifax Chronicle Herald.Winseck said it is part of a trend that has seen the rise of regional players such as Black Press, Glacier Media, SaltWire and Groupe Capitale Medias decades after the newspaper industry’s consolidation.“This division of the land into regional monopolies is what we are seeing here,” he said.Olivier said the best strategy for Transcontinental was to decentralize its remaining publishing activities by selling to local owners who would contract with Transcontinental for the printing and distribution of the papers.The sale does not include about 15 specialty business, financial and construction publications, including seven purchased from Rogers Publishing, along with education book publishing activities that generate about $100 million in annual revenues.The specialty publications have a more provincial or national scope with a business-oriented readership than the local papers, Olivier said. They also follow a business model that is less reliant on advertising for revenue, he added.While dropping advertising revenues have eaten away at the newspaper business, local publications have fared better than their national counterparts, he said, adding that the ones put up for sale Tuesday are all profitable.Transcontinental plans to keep publishing the newspapers that aren’t sold, he added.“If you would own publications that earn money every week, would you shut them down?”John Hinds, the CEO of Newspapers Canada, said despite the advertising challenges there continues to be interest to purchase newspapers.“There’s been a lot of talk about the state of the industry, but it appears that these newspapers are profit-making enterprises and that there are buyers out there,” Hinds said.“In a way it’s good news for the industry in the sense that there is an active market.” Transcontinental puts newspapers in Quebec and Ontario up for sale read more

Football Ohio States defense must shift focus to Penn State

Ohio State freshman defensive end Tyreke Smith (11) and senior linebacker Dante Booker (52) combine for a sack in the third quarter of the game against Tulane on Sept. 22. Ohio State won 49-6. Credit: Casey Cascaldo | Photo EditorOhio State comes out of its matchup against Tulane as the No. 4 team in the country with an undefeated record, tied for the 17th-best scoring defense in the nation.But even with a win against then-No. 15 TCU under its belt, Ohio State has not played an opponent with the offensive weapons that No. 9 Penn State holds.The Nittany Lions hold the No. 1 scoring offense in the nation with 55.5 points per game, including 63 points in each of their past two games.The best offense Ohio State has played so far is the Horned Frogs, who ranked No. 44 averaging 35.3 points per game.After the 49-6 victory over Tulane, which ranks tied for No. 107 in scoring offense, head coach Urban Meyer said on Monday that Penn State offers a completely different challenge to Tulane’s option-heavy offense.“Completely different. Last week was more of a wishbone-style triple option. This will be a true spread quarterback,” Meyer said. “It’s a much different mindset. You’ve got to make sure you always account for it.”The true spread quarterback is redshirt senior Trace McSorley, who is Penn State’s all-time leader in passing touchdowns (59) with 14 total touchdowns on the season, six of which came on the ground.McSorley is a mobile quarterback, which Ohio State has faced the past two games, but one who offers an even larger threat with his arm. And, as Meyer said, a stronger offensive line in front of him.Meyer also complimented junior running back Miles Sanders and said he expects a very similar team that has given Ohio State a lot of trouble in the past two seasons.“Offensive line is better. And that running back is really good,” Meyer said. “We don’t see much difference at all. Scheme’s very similar to what they’ve done in the past and obviously the quarterback’s the guy that makes it go.”The last time the Buckeyes traveled to Beaver Stadium, they lost to Penn State 24-21, which was their only loss of the regular season. A year later, former Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett threw two touchdowns in the final five minutes to defeat the Nittany Lions 39-38.Penn State has proven to be one of the most difficult challenges for Ohio State in recent years, and that will happen again on Saturday.Containing McSorley and Sanders is tough with a healthy roster, but with the loss of junior defensive end Nick Bosa, the Buckeyes will need big plays from other members of the defense to hold back the Nittany Lions’ offense.After the Tulane victory, Meyer said he liked the play of the defense without Bosa, but said, with the style of Tulane’s offense, it will not help them against Penn State.“It’s a much different game today than it will be next week,” Meyer said after Saturday’s game. “I thought they played well. They played only 30 minutes of football and we got ’em out. So the challenge of challenges is coming up.”The “challenge of challenges” will force the Ohio State defense to clean up all the mistakes that occasionally plagued the team thus far.It is another year with another major matchup against Penn State, and the Ohio State defense prepared for an offense that looks very similar to one that Meyer ran for the past four years.“You’re playing with a quarterback that can run. That’s one that manages — we’ve had a lot of yards around here over the last years and years and years because of having that ability to do that,” Meyer said. “That’s a real threat. And that’s something that you have to game plan for.” read more

Vegan groups advert wrongly linking cows milk to cancer is banned

Viva! highlighted that the ad stated the hormones were “linked to” cancer, rather than that they “caused” cancer.In support of the claim, they referred to a range of papers, which they believed showed the presence of more than 35 hormones in cow’s milk, including oestrogen hormones and insulin-like growth factor (IGF-1).But the ASA found that the poster breached rules regarding misleading advertising and substantiation, and banned it from appearing again.An ASA spokesman said: “While the claim stated that some hormones in cow’s milk were “linked” to cancer rather than definitively stating that they caused cancer, we considered that consumers would nonetheless interpret it to mean that because of the hormones that were present in cow’s milk, drinking cow’s milk could increase a person’s risk of developing cancer.”We considered that the various sources provided by Viva! constituted adequate evidence that over 35 hormones were present in cow’s milk.”However, we were concerned that the studies were unable to account for confounding factors which could affect the results.”We also noted that the papers referred to other conflicting evidence and all noted the need for additional studies to confirm their findings. The vegan group's advert banned by the Advertising Standards Authority Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. The vegan group’s advert banned by the Advertising Standards Authority A vegan group’s “misleading” advert linking cow’s milk to cancer has been banned.The poster by activists Viva! triggered two complaints to watchdogs after being seen on buses in Bristol last September.The ad was banned following an investigation by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) because Viva! was unable to substantiate claims that hormones in cow’s milk are linked to cancer.The ad featured an image of a cow’s udder and included the claims “Some dairy industry facts we bet you don’t know … Most cows are pregnant when milking. That’s why milk contains 35 hormones, including oestrogen … some of these are linked to cancer. Milk is for babies, so let Viva! wean you off the teat!”Two people complained to the ASA that the ad’s claim “milk contains 35 hormones, including oestrogen … some of these are linked to cancer” implied that drinking cow’s milk could cause cancer, was misleading and couldn’t be substantiated.Viva! said the claim referred to hormones that were naturally occurring in cow’s milk, which increased during pregnancy and were essential for calf development.The campaign group said the claim did not refer to hormone treatments or artificial hormones. “The studies did not support Viva’s assertion that the findings of increased risk of cancer were specifically a result of the hormones present in cow’s milk rather than to other factors.”We therefore concluded the claim ‘milk contains 35 hormones, including oestrogen …some of these are linked to cancer’, as it would be understood by consumers to mean that due to the presence of hormones, drinking cow’s milk could increase a person’s risk of developing cancer, had not been substantiated and was therefore misleading.”He added: “The ad must not appear again in the form complained about.”We told Viva! not to make claims which stated or implied that due to the presence of hormones, drinking cow’s milk could increase a person’s risk of developing cancer.”Viva! founder and director Juliet Gellatley said: “There’s plenty of scientific data linking milk and other dairy products to an increased risk of some cancers and many researchers are pointing the finger of blame at the hormones naturally present in dairy.” read more

EHF prevents regional league Red light from Vienna for the new project

handballrukometWHRL Womens’ regional WRHL was subject to laughter by all handball factors in the region and wider, due to the fact that it was led in very non-serious manner and non-serious management, failing to even do more than just collecting participation money from the clubs and following the schedule – for example some sort of final tournament would be success. No strategy, terrible schedule, cancelling the F4 tournament this season because of not enough clubs, however, were not a reason enough for the EHF to support a new project which was developed by the Russian businessman – Sergei Samsonenko, who managed to gather sponsors and offer conditions similar to the mens’ SEHA league.At the executive committee meeting of EHF in Umag at the end of June, the league has been cancelled until further notice, probably until next season. With the stopping of this idea, the possibility to see the players of Metalurg, Vardar, Lokomotiva, Podravka, Krim, Brasov and perhaps Hungarian teams, was stopped too.Whether the fear of EHF that the creation of serious league would challenge the EHF Champions League (W) or just solidarity with Slovenian Leopold Kajin, the president of the competition commission of EHF and first man of the non-existant WHRL league.. either way women’s handball is to lose next year. ← Previous Story Men’s U20 EURO 2014 Countdown: Germans won Airport Trophy in Switzerland Next Story → New Face of Handball in Plock! read more

PSG Handball wins Trophee des Champions

DunkerquefrancehandhandballPSG Handballtrophee des champions PSG Handball wins the 2014 edition of the Trophee des Champions. The red-blue have easily defeated the current French champion Dunkerquer with 34-23. Dunkerque were only able to parry until the middle of first half when they had 8-7 advantage in the 18th minute, but still at break the teams went with 14-10 PSG lead. In the second half, with great Thierry Omeyer and Gabor Czaczar on the field, PSG Handball had no trouble, and easily won by 11 goals. ← Previous Story Bundesliga (Round 4): First victory for Friesenheim! Next Story → IHF Super Globe 2014: Easy start for Barca read more

FAKE NEWS WELCOME TO HANDBALL – But media isnt only to blame

handball salaryhandball transfers ← Previous Story WOLFF’S TRANSFER, 4 MILLION QUESTION – Bertus Servaas: We don’t offer such a high wages Next Story → Powerful “Lions” winning run in last month – 5 matches, +41! As sport which is in shadow of the bigger products like football or basketball, struggling to get that prefix “global” due clear fact that it is only statistic mistake on the market of North America, China or Australia, handball, the latest, faced with the term of “FAKE NEWS”, established in politics last year during American presidential election.You can guess about whom we are thinking about, and yes, you will be right if you link the whole story with the transfer of Andreas Wolff, which media in several countries called “the biggest ever in handball history”. How it happened that some “serious media” wrote about 3.000.000 transfer fee of the player who will be a free agent in the moment of contract signing and about 4.000.000 EUR for four years of playing at PGE Vive Kielce, where salaries go approx until 40.000 EUR (OMG, rumours, once again) per month? It is firstly question of logic, then journalist’s ethic, intention that handball gets a new dimension and not only “boring one – 40×20” in situation when it is normal in other sports, and on the fourth-place constantly lack open and wide information about salaries/money in our sport.The first two thing we will skip as logic and ethic is something that requires more than one article and certainly, we are not someone to give lessons…But, there is a strong need to point out that these things would not happen in situation of clear relationships and not half-black, but normal and open handball market.Why don’t we know the TOP 10 highest incomes in our sport? Why that has to be a secret in handball and it’s not in other sports? Because we are ashamed with a comparison to the others? Why we don’t have clear situation about market value of the players, their court and off-court potential. Teams, agents and players, in most cases, acting like in their private game which has to be followed by millions of people around, who can only watch 40x20m and don’t care about anything else linked with the stars they follow.Important thing, EHF and IHF still didn’t make serious steps to put regulations on the market of players’ agents and agencies. They don’t have proper licences for those people, who can act without specific education or experience. There is no visible official document on any websites where we can see their names and profiles. They are mostly people who are coming from the shadow, taking 5,7, 10% of the bruto-annual salary of the player, and getting back to the shadow, ready to cooperate with the media only in terms of self-promotion or trying to make a bigger price for their clients.But, it is a past time when media and fans wanted only to count goals and nice assists from players. Now, they want to know all. Handball factors want to stay “small players” in the global sports game where the money is. That is impossible. Only what we have are the rumours, so some L Equipe stats about players wages in all sports, gave as once a year, chance to see where handball practically is. That is the only chance for hundreds of thousands of fans all across Europe to get, not complete, answer on simple question – who is the highest paid handball player in the world? This is also the way to make handball more attractive to the market. If we know how much earn president of some country, why salary of handball players should stay secret? If Stoke City fan knows that for his second defensive Middle-fielder from Peru, if you can find a list of TOP 50 European basketball players…And, of course, it is like a wave. If you don’t have any info, you have to look for it. Speculations start in that specific moment when you crash in the wall of secret. Teams can be anger on media, but only in the case when they are ready to serve them right information in the right moment. In other cases, someone will research, someone will throw millions and billions of dollars, euros, everything, and most of media will just copy-paste in order to get their clicks…So, who is the most paid handball player – Nikola, Mikkel or Laszlo? Who is in TOP 10, Domagoj, Uros, Arpad, maybe Andreas?WRITTEN BY: Zika Bogdanovic read more

Pep plays down Manchester City dynasty ambitions

Pep plays down Manchester City dynasty ambitions

first_imgPep Guardiola played down assertions he is trying to build a dynasty at Manchester City after their League Cup triumph.Guardiola who won multiple trophies as a manager in Barcelona and Bayern is replicating the same feat with the Citizens but has decided to calm talks of a possible dynasty.Raheem Sterling scored the winning penalty off the underside of the bar as Manchester City retained the League Cup with a 4-3 victory over Chelsea on Sunday after a keenly contested affair that ended goalless after extra time.Man City set a new record by defending a title for the first time in their entire history and would be hoping to achieve a similar feat in the League.Guardiola told Football 365: ”Of course I’m happy. Compliments to Chelsea, they played an incredible performance. I’m happy to win back to back in this competition for the first time in the club’s history.“The important thing when it comes to penalties is personality and we did it.🏆Pep Guardiola extends his record in major finals to 11 wins from 12 – has won the last 7 without concedingjose mourinhoMourinho knows why City and Liverpool are so far ahead George Patchias – September 13, 2019 Jose Mourinho knows why Manchester City and Liverpool are so far ahead of everyone else in the Premier League.In an interview with the Telegraph,…Jose Mourinho remains the only manager to defeat a Guardiola side in a major final (2011 Copa del Rey) pic.twitter.com/K8Kg5HxqX2— Sky Sports Statto (@SkySportsStatto) February 24, 2019“We played incredible players. Chelsea have incredible quality and after the result two weeks ago we knew it would be more difficult. It was a final.“Being in so many competitions is demanding and tough and we have players injured.”When asked if he can build a dynasty at City like he did at Barcelona, Guardiola added: “I’m not going to compare. What we did in Barcelona is unique. This is new players, new club, now we will see how far we can go.”last_img read more

Make in India Foxconn to Create a Million Jobs by Setting up

first_imgTaiwan’s tech giant Foxconn Technology Group is planning to create a minimum of 1 million jobs in India by establishing 10-12 manufacturing units in the country by 2020, according to its chairman.The company aims to establish manufacturing facilities in five states in the begininig, including Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, and Maharashtra, The Economic Times quoted Foxconn chairman Terry Gou as saying.Foxconn, the world’s largest contract manufacturer, is also looking to establish data centres and incubators in cities such as Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, and Hyderabad, besides investing in domestic Internet start-ups, small and medium enterprises and handset manufacturers.”We not just aim to create basic jobs but jobs for skilled manpower in the country,” Gou said.Last month, The Wall Street Journal reported that Chinese e-commerce firm Alibaba Group Holding and iPhone assembler Foxconn were in talks with Snapdeal to buy 10% stake in the e-commerce site.Gou mentioned electricity supply, water, logistics, manpower and different tax regulations as some of obstacles that the government need to address for Foxconn to go ahead with its plans in India.”The current government is far more supportive of manufacturing in India than the government 10 years back when it set up a manufacturing plant in Chennai,” Gou added.Gou said that the company plans to make India its “manufacturing hub” not only to meet domestic market requirements but also to serve other markets.Recently, Foxconn is reportedly planning a tie up with Gujarat-based Adani Group to start at least four electronics manufacturing plants in the country.Currently, Foxconn manufactures iPhones and iPads for Apple and Kindle e-book readers for Amazon Inc, besides making electronics equipment for top global tech firms such as Cisco, Dell, Microsoft and Hewlett-Packard.last_img read more

Youth hacked dead in Gazipur

Youth hacked dead in Gazipur

first_imgA young man was stabbed to death by miscreants in Moktar Bari area of Tongi in Gazipur on Friday night, reports UNB.The deceased was identified as Saikat Hossain, 24, son of Kabir Hossain, a resident of Ershadnagar Dattapara area of the city.Ashraful Hasan, sub-inspector of Tongi police station, said that a gang of miscreants attacked Saikat around 10:00 pm in the area over previous enmity, leaving him critically injured.Later, he was rushed to Uttara Adhunik Medical College and Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries around 11:30 pm.On information, police recovered the body and sent it to Shaheed Taj Uddin Medical College and Hospital for an autopsy.last_img read more

Global Colonoscopy Market Growing Popularity and Emerging Trends in the Market

Global Colonoscopy Market Growing Popularity and Emerging Trends in the Market

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This airline wants to remove all seats and make you stand while

This airline wants to remove all seats and make you stand while

first_img Friday, June 30, 2017 Posted by This airline wants to remove all seats and make you stand while you fly Travelweek Group Share << Previous PostNext Post >> MEDELLIN — First airlines got rid of the free nuts. Then they shrunk the seats. Now they’re thinking of getting rid of seats altogether?According to the Independent, budget airline VivaColombia is giving new meaning to ‘no-frills flying’ by proposing that all passengers stand while they fly. It says by removing all seats from its planes, it would drive down the cost of fares and allow it to squeeze more passengers into each flight.“There are people out there right now researching whether you can fly standing up. We’re very interested in anything that makes travel less expensive,” said VivaColombia’s founder and CEO William Shaw in an interview with the Miami Herald. “Who cares if you don’t have an inflight entertainment system for a one-hour flight? Who cares that there aren’t marble floors… or that you don’t get free peanuts?”As ludicrous as no seats may be, it’s actually not a new idea. Back in 2003, Airbus pitched the idea of a vertical seat, while in 2010 Ryanair proposed standing areas on its planes, featuring “bar stools with seatbelts”, as then chief executive Michael O’Leary described it.More news:  Honolulu authorities investigate arsons at 3 Waikiki hotels; no injuries reportedBut there’s a reason why the idea of no-seats planes hasn’t come to fruition – it gets a lot of pushback from Civil Aviation Authorities, including Civil Aviation Director Alfredo Bocanegra. He expressed his disapproval on RCN radio, saying that “people have to travel like human beings”.So tell us, do you agree with Bocanegra? Or would you be willing to stand on your flight to save a few bucks?last_img read more

Oral history A Gringo goes to the dentist

first_img Robert Isenberg Mouthwash and painkillers. Please swish responsibly.  No related posts. There was a moment, just after the sheet was drawn over my head, when I thought,maybe I shouldn’t do this.The sheet covered my eyes. It had an opening just large enough to expose my numbed mouth. I felt like a heretic at the hands of the Spanish Inquisition.What are three rotten teeth? I thought. Couldn’t I do this another time – like in 10 years? Is all this really necessary?But the Novocain had already been injected. The assistant had punctured me a dozen times, including three excruciating shots to the hard palette. I had already swallowed a pair of unidentified anxiety pills. They had already asked what kind of music I liked, and now the Beatles were playing from a nearby computer. A huge fraction of my bank account was wadded in my pocket. I had made the decision to have my teeth pulled in Costa Rica, and now it was time.“Hello, Robert,” said Dr. LaMancha (not his real name) as his silhouette loomed through the fabric.I tried to say “hola,” but because of the numbness it came out “oh-ah.”“You are doing well today?” Dr. LaMancha said. I could hear the tinkle of tools, the squeak of a chair.“Es-hoy dee-an,” I said. Estoy bien. Sort of.I wondered whether the anesthetic would suffice, not because I doubted Dr. LaMancha’s abilities, but because I imagined some anomaly in my nervous system. Maybe I have hypersensitive nerves. Should I ask for more? Maybe they should have knocked me out. But aren’t there all those horror stories about people staying awake through their surgery? Why did I agree to do this?“Now, Robert,” said the surgeon in a soothing baritone, “I am going to cut the tooth in half, so it is easier to extract. Are you ready?”I heard myself slur the word “Sí.”And then a tiny saw started to whir. Ever since I lost my last baby tooth, my teeth have been a lifelong nightmare. They grew at freakish angles, which led to years of braces, plus the full orthodontic arsenal: rubber bands, a bite plane, special toothbrushes, the works. When the braces finally came off, I lost my retainer for six weeks and the teeth shifted back into place. A year later, I had my wisdom teeth out, and I suffered head-splitting migraines for a solid month.Despite this, I’ve only needed one filling. Dentists are usually impressed by my hygiene, although they vociferously wish I would floss more. So imagine my surprise, in 2004, when my right molar suddenly broke. I was sitting in a computer lab in Pittsburgh, and when I bit down during an especially pensive thought, the tooth just collapsed. My tongue turned up a chunk of off-white bone. For years, I have dreamed of my teeth falling out – a common image, usually linked to anxiety – but now it actually happened.The deterioration continued, first in the right molar, then the left, until each tooth was a kind of stub. No one could see these jagged, blackened remains, so I never gave them much thought. But the molars were tethered to an even worse problem: Because my upper wisdom teeth hadn’t been removed, they sometimes impacted the other teeth. Every six months or so, my wisdom teeth would remind me that they existed, and the pain was excruciating. For a full week, twice a year, I could barely eat an orange slice.“Please,” my wife pleaded, “can you just go see a dentist?”I don’t like dentists, of course, but that wasn’t the issue. Rather, I was a freelance writer and therefore uninsured. For 10 years, the American healthcare system was a completely foreign concept; I didn’t even know that dental coverage existed. Twenty-somethings don’t waste their money on oral surgery when they only make $15,000 a year.When I finally did see a dentist, I could only afford it because of a Groupon deal. The place was wood-paneled and dark. The sign above the front door was a wooden tooth, weather beaten and barely legible. The dentist wordlessly cleaned my teeth until he reached the dead molars. He sat back, looked at the ceiling, and angrily sighed.“Why do people do this?” he seethed.“Ooh aht?” I said.“Why didn’t you have these removed yet?” He sounded accusatory, as if I had insulted him with my poverty.Soon after, a premolar collapsed as well, causing me to panic. The tooth was much more visible than the molars, and now I felt pain. I could only chew on the other side of my mouth. Every time I ate, I looked like Popeye.When I finally received coverage through my wife’s insurance, I visited a significantly better dentist. The assistants were professional and kind – right up until the head dentist arrived. She looked hurried and annoyed. She ripped open my mouth, gave my teeth a cursory examination, and said: “Those have to come out.” She looked at the premolar and shook her head in disgust. “That one’s abscessed. It’ll have to come out, too.”“Okay,” I said. “How much will that cost?”“Well, it’ll probably take the rest of your insurance,” she said, snapping off her gloves.“Can I replace the one? I’d rather not have – you know – a gap.”She closed her eyes. She looked furious, at wit’s end. What kind of egotist was I? What was wrong with a visibly missing tooth? There were plenty of salt-miners and serial killers who had missing teeth. What made me so revoltingly vain?“If you want an implant,” she said slowly, “you can’t do it here.”“Okay,” I said, waiting for a follow up. When she said nothing, I added: “So, where then?”“The University of Pittsburgh,” she said. “They can put in the titanium screw, but you’ll have to wait four months for it to graft to the bone. I can add the implant here.”This was the first time anyone had suggested fusing anything to my skeletal structure, and the only thing worse than an obviously missing tooth was a spike jutting out of my gums. So I gave up on that idea. I could keep my rotting, pain-inducing tooth, because there was obviously no alternative.When it came to dentistry, the American healthcare system had done a grand total of nothing for me. More than 20 years after my teeth grew in, they were still a crowded, unsightly mess, and every six months I had to subsist on soup and ice cream, because the pain was so unbearable.Then we moved to Costa Rica, and dentists were everywhere. Our first apartment was surrounded by dentists’ offices. Expats gushed about the affordable cleanings and surgery. “When you see an expat,” said one gringo friend, “ask how his teeth are doing. Some people come to Costa Rica just to get a cleaning.” We found the practice online. We wanted an English-speaking surgeon, and we wanted someone with a good reputation. And so we found ourselves calling the office of Dr. LaMancha. During our first phone call, the surgeon’s assistant, Phil, talked with me for 25 minutes. (Also not his real name). He had lived in the U.S. for many years and spoke perfect American English.“So you’re looking for three extractions and an implant,” Phil summarized. “We can do that. You can come in and we’ll give you an estimate. When are you available?”The truth is, I still might have waffled for another decade. I was so weary of failed dental work, lofty expenses, condescending hygienists, and the thought of having my teeth pulled out made me glum. The real hero of this saga is my wife, who has been coercing me for years to get my mouth fixed. Each time I felt a wave of pain, she begged me to prioritize. “This is your body,” she said. “I’m not going to like you with dentures.”So I went. The office was bright, spotless and intimate. I filled out some forms and waited only a few minutes. When I asked to use their WiFi signal, the receptionist smiled and said, “Of course.” They took me into a backroom, where a nervous young man took my X-rays. But instead of a single general X-ray, he took a dozen different close-ups.The surgeon arrived, and I was blindsided by his appearance: Dr. LaMancha looked like the star of a telenovela. He was tall, handsome, and smiled reassuringly. At no point did he shame me for subpar brushing or bloated gums. He only asked questions and nodded at my replies.“The truth is that I am one of the most expensive dentists in Costa Rica,” he said. “But I also can offer you excellent quality. I understand if you want to find another practice that is a little bit cheaper, but I think this is the best plan for you.”He described this plan in minute detail: He would remove the three teeth, a surgery that would take only an hour. I would swallow a mild sedative, to ease any anxiety. He would replace the one tooth with a cosmetic replacement – the abscess was infected and would need to heal.“This replacement is only temporary,” said Dr. LaMancha. “I will glue the tooth to the teeth around it. Maybe it will last all four months, maybe it will last only a day. I don’t know. About fifty percent of my patients lose this type of tooth. But if it falls out, I will replace it right away – for free.”I couldn’t believe that a replacement was so easy to install, and told him so.“Well, it is only for looks,” he said. “But I would not let you leave with a missing tooth.” Then he guffawed. “It would be very hard to be taken seriously like this, don’t you think?”Yes, I thought. Imagine.Four months later, I would receive the same titanium screw that my Pittsburgh dentist had described, and once it had grafted to the bone, Dr. LaMancha could affix the actual implant.“This will be a long process,” he said. “But if you would like to work with me, I would be happy to do this.”It made me wonder whether my Pittsburgh dentists had ever been happy to do anything. And then the crowning moment: The entire process would cost me about $2,000, over the course of eight months. I could do everything in this office, and Dr. LaMancha would perform all surgeries himself. This was an enormous sum for a youngish writer, but it was exactly the same price quoted back in the States. Not cheaper, but much easier and more attentive – and with a nationally recognized dental surgeon. To afford the U.S. equivalent, I would have to be a millionaire.“You will not feel any pain at all,” reassured Dr. LaMancha, moments before he sawed my tooth in half and yanked its remains out of my face.I felt calm overall, but two anxieties dogged me: First, that I had to stay awake through the entire procedure, fully conscious of what was happening. Both my wife and I had enjoyed general anesthesia during our wisdom tooth operations. Now I could hear the saw blade.My second anxiety was far more frustrating: My entire life, I had been trained to fear any healthcare outside the United States. In the American worldview, any surgery that takes place beyond our borders must be performed with rusty gardening tools in a corrugated steel shack. We picture endless lines, floors smeared with blood, greasy rags to blot the wounds. This myth must persevere in order for U.S. healthcare to appear sane. As long as we presume foreign physicians are barbaric, we never question privatized medicine.“The first one is out,” Dr. LaMancha said triumphantly.I was in awe; all I had heard was a crackling noise. All I had felt was pressure, then release. I didn’t feel one iota of pain. The removal was so effortless that I almost looked forward to the second one.The teeth all came out in about 45 minutes, and Dr. LaMancha offered comforting words throughout. “You are making this very easy for me,” he said. “You are very calm. Not every patient is so calm as you.”Perhaps Dr. LaMancha said this to all his patients, even the ones he had to tranquilize, but I was grateful for some cheerleading. When the final tooth came out, I felt some patient’s remorse. It’s gone now, I thought. I had that tooth my entire life, and now it’s gone forever.When his assistant came to glue the temporary tooth into place, she examined several sizes of teeth and grinned when she found the right one. The tooth felt weird—a little long and crusty with glue – but I was relieved to have it. When we met Dr. LaMancha in his personal office, he told my wife that I was “very brave.” This is not a descriptor I hear often, and in my post-surgery haze I felt positively valiant.It was strange to pay Dr. LaMancha the equivalent of $900 in cash, and stranger still to watch him count it, piling 10,000-colon bills on his desk. But this was the one flaw of a Central American office: They charged a 5 percent fee for credits cards. I decided that visiting the ATM three different times was a small price to pay. So to speak.A week has passed since the surgery, and the painkillers and bags of ice have worked wonders. My wife is so grateful that I finally acquiesced that she gleefully announces when I’m due for an antibiotic. The gaping holes in my gums have started feel normal, and the temporary tooth remains intact. According to Dr. LaMancha, my premolar collapsed because of my only filling, which was likely flawed, and my remaining teeth are in excellent condition. In four months, I return for my titanium screw, and four months after that, my brand new prosthesis – a ceramic tooth fashioned by German engineers.The other night, my wife and I treated ourselves to Pizza Hut. We had enjoyed a full month of gallo pinto and fresh fruit, but we wanted something greasy and gringo. Halfway through my first slice, I realized that I felt no pain at all. I couldn’t use the temporary tooth to chew, but neither did I have to wince. And with that realization, I flashed a big, toothy smile. Facebook Commentslast_img read more

Major Tom says you got Facebook wrong

Major Tom says you got Facebook wrong

first_img roomsXMLlearn more here roomsXML.comconnect here today roomsXML connect today here www.roomsxml.comMajor Tom says you got Facebook wrong***** Warning – non travel related rant *****I quite like David’s music. I can’t say that I like him because I never met him. He did some good acting, some great performances, made some awesome meme fodder.I’ve learned more about David Bowie in the few days since he died. All I did was turn on my Facebook account and realise computers worldwide are short-circuiting as tears hit keyboards. I am astounded at how many of my friends were David Bowie devotees.I remember the day John Lennon died not because of his music (I think I was five) but because my mum loved the Beatles. I think she saw them perform. She was heartbroken.I read the letters that people wrote directly to David Bowie about how much he influenced them and how much he made the world a better place . It’s quite touching. Assuming of course he was perusing their feed.But there is a cold hard fact. The same cold hard when you write a letter to anyone who has passed away.They don’t hear you. You are writing it for yourself. The meaning gets lost One of my friends, an amazing graphic artist, is a true David Bowie fan. He has done some awesome work prior to January this year. Knows his stuff. The real McCoy fan. Paid his devotion to the living.Many other Facebook followers posting the same stuff and the meaning is lost. It’s like swearing too much, it just loses its impact. It’s copycat. The unthinking reposting dumbs down the whole experience.It’s about the poster and not the postee. Hop on the bandwagon, be a sheep, follow everyone else, stop thinking for yourself (but please find time to argue your anti-vaccination case).So when you post next, is it what you think or what you think others want you to think?Do we always need to write about the dying?We don’t like to tell people how wonderful they are until they are dead.I’ve had a few friends commit suicide over time and sadly, I’ve only had the chance to tell one of them what I thought of him. A few weeks before he died, he spoke of his weakness. I spoke of how he was one of my great mentors. When he worried about his teaching I spoke of many wonderful lessons he had given me.   When he worried about his leadership I explained his approval was something I sought. Wasn’t quite enough, wish I had said more. Would have made a difference? Who knows.In Travel – lets write about what we love.  Don’t wait for it to be trendy. take a risk, post what you think.  I’m not saying be rude, but gee, you don’t need to be on the bandwagon about everything.Praise the living. NowSo I love some of David Bowie’s music, but I can’t validate whether or not he is as wonderful as everyone else says he is.So how about writing a Facebook devotion to someone who is still alive. Make it about them rather than about yourself. Get online now, go to someone’s page and tell them why they are awesome. They might be a good painter. They might be a work colleague. They might be your Mum. It will take you five minutes but give them hours and hours of pleasure It may just make their day and in some cases, give them a reason to look forward to another one.Most importantly, it will have meaning.center_img Source = roomsXML.comlast_img read more

Seabourn has opened for sale the inaugural expedit

Seabourn has opened for sale the inaugural expedit

first_imgSeabourn has opened for sale the inaugural expedition season itineraries for Seabourn Venture, the line’s first ultra-luxury purpose-built expedition ship. Between July 2021 and April 2022, Seabourn Venture will visit the Arctic and Antarctica, as well as in the Amazon, Caribbean, Central and South America and more. The new itineraries include 25 immersive voyages, ranging from seven to 22 days, and Seabourn Venture offers all ocean front veranda suites. Select voyages may be combined to create sailings of up to 30 days in length. The itineraries, fares and additional details of Seabourn Venture’s inaugural year are available at .“We have thoughtfully and carefully designed these expedition itineraries to not just visit but also provide the best authentic destination experiences in some of the most interesting and hard-to-reach locations in the world,” said Richard Meadows, president of Seabourn. “Along with the ultra-luxury lifestyle we are known for, Seabourn Venture’s amazing and immersive voyages will deliver the ultimate ultra-luxury expedition travel experience that our guests will cherish forever.”IMAGE: Seabourn Venture render cruiseexpeditionSeabournSeabourn Venturelast_img read more