ESPN Analysts Make Predictions For Texas-LSU

first_img Although the Longhorns have one of the most productive quarterbacks in Sam Ehlinger, most analysts have them falling short to the Tigers.ESPN released its staff predictions for the LSU-Texas game, and it’s pretty clear that experts are siding with the SEC Powerhouse.David Bearman, Kyle Bonagura, Chris Low, Adam Rittenberg, Alex Scarborough and Tom VanHaaren all have LSU defeating Texas on Saturday night.Despite the majority of the predictions siding with LSU, there were a couple of analysts that are siding with Texas.ESPN’s David M. Hale actually believes the Longhorns’ defense will be the difference-maker, saying “Joe Burrow has looked vastly improved since late last season, but the Texas defense is the best unit he’s faced since Bama.”There has been a solid amount of trash talk leading up to this showdown. K’Lavon Chaisson has already stated that he doesn’t believe the Longhorns have a chance of taking down the Tigers.Either way, Texas and LSU should be in for an entertaining game that might just come down to the wire. Texas TE Cade Brewer celebrates a touchdown reception.AUSTIN, TX – NOVEMBER 11: Cade Brewer #80 of the Texas Longhorns catches a pass for a touchdown in the second quarter against the Kansas Jayhawks at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on November 11, 2017 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)Two of the best teams in college football will battle it out on Saturday night, when Texas hosts LSU in a game that should have a playoff atmosphere.LSU enters this matchup as the favorite. Not only does the program have a phenomenal defense, but it also upgraded its offense with the addition of passing game coordinator Joe Brady.In their season opener, the Tigers put on an offensive clinic. Joe Burrow threw for 278 yards and five touchdowns against Georgia Southern.Texas also had an impressive season opener, but the team is running out of depth in the backfield. The only scholarship running back that is healthy for this weekend is Keaontay Ingram.last_img read more


First Quantum closes in on Inmet Mining takeover extends 51B offer

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email First Quantum closes in on Inmet Mining takeover; extends $5.1B offer by The Canadian Press Posted Mar 12, 2013 9:46 am MDT VANCOUVER – First Quantum Minerals Ltd. (TSX:FM) is extending its $5.1-billion hostile takeover bid for Inmet Mining Corp. (TSX:IMN) another 10 days until March 21 after coming up just short of acquiring two-thirds of the miner.The offer had been set to expire Monday night, but was extended as First Quantum said some 61.45 per cent of Inmet’s shares had been tendered to its bid.The Inmet board has rejected the $72 per share offer — half in cash and half in stock — as inadequate.However, even though the Inmet board urged shareholders to reject the deal, it waived application of a shareholder rights plan that would have thwarted the unsolicited bid after it failed to come up with a rival offer.Philip Pascall, CEO and chairman of Vancouver, based First Quantum, declared himself “delighted” with the response to the offer.“We have varied our offer such that the minimum tender condition will now be satisfied if more than 50 per cent of the Inmet shares have been tendered at the revised expiry time of the offer,” Pascall added.“Accordingly, with all regulatory approvals already received, it is our expectation that we will be in a position to complete the offer and begin taking up and paying for shares shortly following the expiry of the offer on March 21, 2013.”If more than two thirds of outstanding shares have been deposited by the new deadline, First Quantum will implement a subsequent transaction to acquire the balance of the Inmet shares, something that could take several months, the company said Tuesday.On the Toronto Stock Exchange, Inmet shares were up $1.27 at $69.90 in early trading Tuesday, while First Quantum was up a penny at $20.65.Inmet, with mining operations in Turkey, Spain and Finland, also owns 80 per cent of the Cobre Panama project through Minera Panama SA and the remainder is owned by Korea Panama Mining Corp.The total cost of Cobre Panama is estimated at $6.2 billion, including $1.4 billion to be funded by Korea Panama Mining and $4.8 billion through Inmet.Last year, Inmet signed a deal with a joint venture led by SNC-Lavalin Inc. (TSX:SNC) for the first phase of the planning and construction of a process plant at the project.First Quantum has said the combination of the two companies would create one of the world’s fastest growing copper miners with the potential to produce more than 1.3 million tonnes of copper annually by 2018.The bid by First Quantum follows the sale of its operations in the Democratic Republic of Congo to Kazakhstani miner Eurasian Natural Resources Corp. for $1.25 billion.First Quantum had written off the value of the assets in 2010 after its operations in Congo were nationalized by the government of the mineral-rich central African country. read more


Two Weekends of Rodeo Scores

Emery High rodeo team members.By Julie JohansenOn the weekend of May 3 and 4, local high school rodeo teams competed at Bear River in Tremonton and the Bridgerland rodeo in Logan. The next weekend, May 10 and 11, teams traveled to the Wasatch Rodeo in Heber City and on to Morgan.At the Bear River rodeo, Wyatt Magnuson finished seventh in tie down roping. At the Bridgerland rodeo, Jessie McElprang earned eighth in breakaway roping while McKray Duncan took eighth in tie down roping and Drake Weber placed seventh in the reining cow competition.At the Morgan Rodeo, Will and Wyatt Magnuson were ninth in team roping. Wyatt also earned fourth in tie down roping while and Dax Hall took sixth. Korby Christiansen tied for third in saddle bronc riding. In the shooting sports, Kagen Rhodes was fifth in rifle and scored first in the trap shoot.In Heber at the Wasatch rodeo, Drake Weber and Brett Olsen roped seventh in team roping, Korby Christiansen tied for third in saddle bronc riding and earned seventh in reining cow horse. Kagen Rhodes took fifth in the rifle shoot and third in trap shoot.The junior high shooting placings for the Bear River rodeo included Ryter Ekker in second. Bridgerland placings were Ryter Ekker, third, and Kashley Rhodes, ninth. The Wasatch junior high shooting found Ekker in second and Kashley Rhodes in 10th. Ekker was second, Shalako Gunter, ninth, and Kashley Rhodes 10th at the Morgan junior high shooting competition. read more


Ohio States Goebel bashfully steps into captaincy spotlight

An admittedly shy Garrett Goebel blushed when first-year Ohio State coach Urban Meyer announced him as one of five captains to lead the Buckeyes this fall. “I walked out there and my face got red,” the fifth-year senior said bashfully. For Goebel, the attention – the mere notion of interest ­­­­- is arguably a novelty. So is dealing with reporters, photographers and the hot lights from camera crews trying to get their scoop. And to the casual fan, the veteran 6-foot-4, 290-pound defensive lineman is, in all likelihood, a new face. While Goebel has made 44 tackles in 39 games for the Buckeyes, he’s managed to effectively fly under the radar in Columbus since arriving to campus in 2008. Now, such potential for innocuity seems to have evaporated as his honor as a captain has vaulted the Villa Park, Ill., native into the frenzy surrounding Meyer’s inaugural season at OSU. The lack of stardom isn’t something that often crosses Goebel’s mind, though. “I never really thought about it. I know I was never really too concerned. I just wanted to go out there and play good football,” he said. “I really don’t care too much about myself or being recognized or anything like that.” In fact, the active pursuit of being a captain, he said, wasn’t necessarily his aim. “I mean, I never really thought about it too much. Like, if it happens, it happens – it’s an honor. If it doesn’t, I’m not gonna get my head down or anything, you know, I’m still gonna go out there, work as hard as I can and lead,” Goebel said. “But it was just cool knowing that my teammates, you know, thought that highly of me.” In such a leadership role, Goebel automatically becomes an identifiable name for the Buckeyes – regardless of how much he likes the commotion around it all. And while some might wonder how a player with such a reserved disposition is best fit to lead, Goebel said his leadership is best demonstrated with his play, not his words. “I certainly say that I lead more by example but, you know, I still say stuff to people and, you know, make sure everyone knows what they’re doing and get everyone lined up,” he said. His content with being in the background, though, almost made him invisible to Meyer when he took over the OSU job in November. “I think I made the comment, I didn’t know Garrett. In the first four months I was here, he was just kind of a quiet guy that, you know, doesn’t look real good when we’re running around cones,” Meyer said at a Monday evening press conference. Meyer told reporters that the big man grew on him over time, though. Goebel said giving it his all day-in and day-out, especially during winter strength and conditioning drills, drew the attention of the former Florida coach. “I just worked as hard as I could every day – every day come in no matter what and just give it everything I had and do my best and I think he definitely appreciates guys that go hard all the time,” he said. Interesting enough, it seems that Goebel’s introverted, modest demeanor is nearly a perfect fit for the position he plays for the Buckeyes. Listed as the Buckeyes’ starter at nose tackle – arguably one of the most thankless positions in all of sports – Goebel is, and will be, responsible for doing what junior defensive tackle Johnathan “Big Hank” Hankins calls the “dirty work” for OSU’s “Silver Bullet” defense. “He’s probably one of the biggest pieces on our defense. He does all the dirty work, he takes up all the double teams – even though I take up double teams – but he does more of the dirty work,” Hankins said. “He’s a great leader for us, without him I feel like we would probably be kind of, like, out of shape because he basically knows the defense and he’s smart and he knows the play.” Similarly, redshirt senior linebacker Etienne Sabino said Goebel’s position is often unfairly unappreciated. “He’s our nose guard … He doesn’t get the credit he deserves, but he’s actually a very, very good player; for anybody who really knows football and watches him play, he’s actually a very, very good player,” he said. “Taking on 600 pounds every play is not an easy task, by no means, and he does a great job at that.” Despite Goebel’s low-key nature, Hankins said he knew his teammate would be a captain from the get-go, though. “Oh, I already knew he was going to become a captain. Since this year started, he took a leadership role and he just, you know I’m saying, worked hard, and I always looked up to him, watching film and learning from him,” he said. Sabino, who was also named a captain for 2012, said neither he nor the team was particularly surprised when Goebel’s name was called. “I think it’s probably more of a surprise to the media and everybody outside of the team, but Garrett comes to work everyday,” Sabino said. “He’s one of those players you know he’s going to do his assignment, it doesn’t matter whether it’s period one or period 40, he’s going to give it all he has. And you know, you’re going to get that regardless of the circumstances.”  That admiration, however, wasn’t just limited to Goebel’s teammates. Former OSU head coach and current defensive coordinator and linebackers coach Luke Fickell said Goebel is “that unsung hero.” “I’m just so happy that Coach (Meyer) really points it out. I think (Goebel’s) really grown on him,” Fickell said. “He sees what we try to do as a defense and what we ask that guy sometimes to do and, you know, it doesn’t come up in the stat sheet and you guys might not interview him a whole lot … but he is definitely one of the center points of the defense.” Fickell, who was a nose tackle for the Buckeyes from 1993-1996, seemed to understand the magnitude of Goebel’s honor. “To be named captain, I think – what an unbelievable feat,” Fickell said. For Goebel, it’s still a feat, though, that he didn’t entirely see coming. “My goal was to do everything I can and really didn’t think about it if everything worked out,” he said. “I mean, yeah, it would definitely be cool, but I really wasn’t thinking about it – I was thinking about just giving everything I had and just trying to lead the best I can.” read more


Helium balloons are causing hundreds of train delays a year and costing

As well as the safety risks and the delays to passengers, the annual cost of the problem to taxpayers is estimated to be around £1 million due to compensation pay outs.Hundreds of passengers were delayed earlier this week when a float-away helium balloon got wrapped around overhead wires at Smethwick Rolfe Street station in the West Midlands.The cost of delays from this single incident was £5,000.George Oustayiannis, chairman of trade association the National Association of Balloon Artists and Suppliers, said: “Balloons bring fun and colour and a sense of celebration to any event, but please dispose of them responsibly, and never release balloons into the atmosphere.”Respect the environment and prevent unnecessary danger and delays.” Many commuters are used to everyday objects causing immense disruption to their train journeys, including leaves on the line and coats trapped in doors.However, Network Rail has warned of a mounting hazard, that costs more than £1m a year to fix and causes hours of delays – helium balloons.The publicly-owned company, which is responsible for Britain’s rail infrastructure, recorded 619 balloon-related incidents across Britain in the past 12 months.Network Rail has warned commuters not to take their celebration balloons onto train platforms as they become entangled in overhead wires and cause delays, and even death.Many of the episodes include balloons getting tangled around high-voltage overhead wires, causing delays as the electricity supply must be turned off while they are removed.James Dean, chief operating officer for Network Rail’s London North Western route, said: “If you’re on a railway station platform with a foil balloon filled with helium on a string and it comes in contact with the overhead wires carrying 25,000 volts, that could cause huge injury or death.”Ideally, we’d ask people not to bring balloons into our stations at all.”Alternatively, carry them in bags so the risk of them floating upwards is minimised.” 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. read more


Gardaí appeal for information in finding missing Galway teenager

first_imgGARDAÍ IN GALWAY are appealing for help in finding a teenager missing since Thursday night.Sean Igoe was last seen queueing for a Leaving Cert party at Carbon nightclub in the city. He left the line and headed towards City Hall at around 11pm. He had earlier been in the Hole In The Wall pub.This morning, gardaí from Mill Street station, along with around 100 volunteers and members of the Coast Guard resumed a search for Sean.His friends and family have started a Facebook page that is looking for information and volunteers to assist in the search.Anyone with any information is asked to contact Mill Street Garda Station on 091 538000.last_img read more


What do we know about the Nexus 7

first_imgWith the Samsung Galaxy S3 announced, the tech community needed a new device to focus on. Since there’s not another super phone on the horizon, we’ve drifted back into the comfortable zone of guessing what the next Nexus device is going to be. We’ve seen the Galaxy Nexus come and go, but what the Android fans of the world really want to see is a tablet that offers the same stock Android experience and rapid updates we expect from a Nexus handset. The rumored Nexus device — so far it seems to be a tablet — has been getting more and more attention, but what do we actually know about it?What is a Nexus device?In order for this whole string of rumors to come into focus, you first need to understand the purpose of the device. The Nexus program is Google’s reference platform program. When Google releases the next version of the Android operating system, it’s accompanied by a device that is made in partnership with an OEM. This device acts as the baseline for that version of the Android operating system.The first of these devices, the Nexus One, was a breakthrough handset in terms of its hardware, but it was quickly upstaged by the other manufacturers. What is important to understand here is that this is by design. If a device is released after a Nexus device, running the latest version of Android, and it is lesser than the Nexus device in terms of hardware, it isn’t likely to be very good.The Nexus devices are completely stock, which means they do not have any of the extra software that the manufacturer has developed in an attempt to sell their own content and services – like HTC’s Sense. It’s a fresh install of the operating system with no extra fluff, which means a great deal to a very specific group of people.It’s an excellent concept, and as a bonus the owners of Nexus branded devices will get the next version of Android very quickly. If you’re interested in being on the bleeding edge of software, this is the way to go.The Asus Eee Pad MeMO 370TAll of the rumors and speculation has started to point towards the same thing. The expectation is that Asus is making a device with a 7-inch screen, a Tegra 3 chipset, and there’s an expectation that it will be released at a very low price point. The idea of a powerful yet small $200 tablet from Asus and Google is what is driving this rumor from a whisper to a shout. The curious part about this rumor is that this device not only exists, but it has posed for pictures at several events already. The device in question is the Asus 370T.The tablet is no slouch, as far as 7-inch devices go. It’s a powerhouse with an IPS display and more than enough power to enjoy portable computing on. Like many of Asus’ other tablets, such as the Padfone, the tablet will run a stock version of Android. There’s no secret message behind this, Asus has released plenty of stock devices. The 370T should be arriving on shelves any day now, since it passed through the FCC three weeks ago already.Despite the rumors, the 370T is not a Nexus Tablet. It is a stock Android device for sure, and it is a 7-inch Android tablet that is likely to come in at a reasonably low price point, but that does not make it a Nexus device. In fact, the full name of the device gives away the branding with which the tablet will be sold. For years now, Asus has been producing devices with the Eee branding. These devices have been inexpensive and usually fairly hacker/modder friendly.Previously, there have not been any Nexus devices that have been shown off at tech events like CES and then re-branded as a Nexus device. They are introduced, and remain, a Nexus device. It seems incredibly unlikely that Google would accept an already announced device as the Nexus Tablet, no matter how badly they wanted to get a device to market in a hurry. In fact, what seems more likely is that the Asus 370T will be the ICS developer device that is given to attendees of this year’s Google I/O conference, which is right around the corner.Like the Galaxy Tab 10.1 that was given away last year, the 370T is perfectly placed to be on shelves shortly after I/O attendees receive a specially branded variant of the device, and will likely be the first tablet offered up for sale in the Google Play Store.Taken with the Nexus 7?Leaks, photos, and website trafficAll of these random details about the Nexus Tablet have been scattered across seemingly random, yet tangible pieces of evidence. Every time a shred of a clue is found, pages of guesses and rumors get pile up, creating a game of telephone that nobody asked to play. Nevertheless there are things that require explanations, otherwise they remain worthy of speculation.There have been photos recently that have had Nexus 7 hidden in the EXIF data, and web traffic all across the web that seemed like it was coming from a new version of Android. While it is certainly possible that the Android team has seen fit to play with everyone and leave breadcrumbs around for us to find, the information that has been found can be forged.See the image above? The EXIF data for that says that it was taken with a Nexus 7. The geotag for the original post pointed straight to Building 44 in the Googleplex, which is the Android building. Now, EXIF data and geotags are pretty easy to forge. Anybody with a PC could take a photo anywhere and have it read this exact same information. The photo, which was originally posted to a mostly empty Google+ account, has now been removed alongside every other post that was originally on the account. There’s nothing about that account that links it to a Googler, but knowing that the photos and the posts were removed hours after the news started to make round is enough to make you tighten that foil hat.And as for the web traffic — it’s really easy to modify Android to reflect a different version entirely. In fact, if you’ve got a rooted phone you could make it say that it’s running version 10.3657. If you were to go to a website on that phone, the analytics would reflect that Android 10.3657 has been visiting your website. What gives the idea any credence at all is that the same version of Android with the same information has been surfing all of these websites for weeks. While it could be that someone changed their phone data awhile ago as a joke and is now visiting websites in blissful ignorance, it could just as easily be a real version update.Final ThoughtsWhile we’re all chomping at the bit for the latest juicy drop of Android, it’s important to keep in mind that most users don’t even have Android 4.0 yet. Imagine how bad it would look for Google to release yet another version of Android, especially after having made lofty upgrade promises at the I/O conference last year. It would probably be seen as fairly negative, at least to the small sphere of people who actually care.I really don’t think that Google’s going to announce a new version of Android next week at I/O, nor will they announce a new device to help bring that to light. Google has had a history of using I/O to show everyone what is happening next in the Android world, and to release one or two small things as additions to the platform. I expect that Google has some really interesting things to show us all next week, but I do not think that the next version of Android is one of those things.As for the supposed Nexus Tablet, I’m sure that it is on the way, but I am also pretty sure that we won’t be seeing it until the release of Jelly Bean.last_img read more


Fecal Transplants Prove One Mans Poop Is Another Mans Medicine

first_img Watch: Park Alerts Visitors to ‘Rolling Poop’ at Great Smoky MountainsIndestructible Poop Parasites May Be Lurking In Your Pool A decade ago, fecal microbiota transplants (FMTs) were unconventional. Now they’re becoming a popular way to cure intestinal infections.The process involves collecting feces from a healthy donor, processing it, and delivering it into the colon of the recipient.What a fun way to meet new people.Typically prescribed to patients with a spore-forming bacterium called Clostridium difficile (C. diff), the procedure is also being studied for other conditions.And while FMTs are not actually approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the FDA in 2013 gave doctors the green light to use them for treating chronic C. diff infections that haven’t responded to other treatments.This opened the door for more controlled clinical studies—like the one Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center conducted.According to the New York-based hospital, FMTs can re-establish healthy bacteria often wiped out by chemotherapy in folks who have stem cell or bone marrow transplants for blood cancer.“When we started this trial three years ago, we knew much less about FMTs than we know today,” MSK infectious diseases specialist Ying Taur said in a statement.In this study, patients who underwent the procedure were randomly assigned into two groups: one received standard car and the other received autologous FMT (a fecal microbiota transplant that comes from a person’s own body).Researchers found that auto-FMT helped restore a balance of healthy bacteria in the gut within days. With standard care, beneficial bacteria could take weeks to recover.Another MSK report shows that having higher numbers of certain healthy bacteria in the intestinal tract contributed to fewer viral infections in the lungs after a stem cell transplant.“This study is really a milestone,” Taur said. “It removes whatever trepidation there may have been about exploring this procedure in people who have recently undergone cancer treatment.”The results were published in the journal Science Translational Medicine.“This important study suggests that clinical intervention using auto-FMT can safely reverse the disruptive effects of broad-spectrum antibiotic treatment,” National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases director Anthony Fauci said. “If validated in larger studied, this approach may prove to be a relatively simple way to quickly restore a person’s healthy microbiome following intensive antimicrobial therapy.”Poop has many uses: Last year, British Airways announced plans to fuel flights with household waste, and researchers touted poultry poop as a renewable energy source. Scientists are also exploring the use of human waste as a resource for astronauts. Keep up with all things poop here.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on targetlast_img read more


Schuermann Joins ASA as Executive Director Member Industry Relations

first_imgStephen L. Censky, Chief Executive Officer of the American Soybean Association (ASA), announced that William S. (Bill) Schuermann has joined the Association staff as Executive Director, Member & Industry Relations.”ASA is very pleased to welcome Bill to the ASA senior management team,” Censky said. “Bill has spent his career in the agribusiness sector and comes to ASA with strong marketing and management experience. His familiarity with agriculture, expertise in sales and marketing, and knowing what kinds of programs are of interest to both farmers and companies will serve him well in his new role with ASA.”Schuermann most recently served as Group Publisher-Fruit and Vegetable Group for Meister Media Worldwide in Willoughby, Ohio, where he was responsible for three of the company’s specialty ag publications. Many in the agribusiness industry may know Bill best for his work at Doane, LLC, based in Saint Louis, where he was Senior Vice President, Economic Advisory and Information Services, and Publisher and Editorial Director for Agri Marketing magazine. He has had additional sales and marketing management experience with Ball Seed Company and DeKalb-Pfizer Genetics.”Bill will be responsible for leading our staff and organization in the communications, industry relations, marketing, and membership areas,” Censky said. “He will maintain and develop strategic alliances with agribusiness and allied industries, serve as ASA’s top manager and liaison for Commodity Classic, and provide direction to meet the objectives of ASA’s Agribusiness Council.””The successful history of the ASA in increasing market opportunities and value for the U.S. soybean industry and its growers was a strong attraction for me to join the organization,” stated Schuermann. “I feel privileged to participate in this mission.”Schuermann has a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics, from Iowa State University, and a Master of Science degree in Agricultural Economics/Agribusiness Management, from The Ohio State University. He and his wife, Gail, reside in Carlyle, Ill., and have two married sons and two grandsons.William S. (Bill) Schuermannlast_img read more


Senators FollowUp with STB on Rail Concerns

first_imgThis week several Senators from upper Midwest states wrote to the Surface Transportation Board (STB) to reiterate concerns that railroads will be able to move fertilizer loads in time to meet farmers needs this spring. Joining Senator Heitkamp (D-ND) in signing the letter were Senators Klobuchar (D-MN), Franken (D-MN), and Johnson (D-SD). The letter points out that grain shippers are still trying to move crop from last fall, but fertilizer cargoes for spring planting are now more important.Following a hearing last month, at which ASA representatives testified, the STB recently ordered BNSF and CP, the two carriers whose long-haul trains dominate traffic in the upper Midwest, to provide weekly updates on their efforts. BNSF and CP have pledged to pour more resources into moving critical cargoes.last_img read more


Xbox One backward compatibility ends as Microsoft works on Project Scarlett

first_img • Tags E3 2019 reading • Xbox One backward compatibility ends as Microsoft works on Project Scarlett Aug 19 • Borderlands 3: FL4K, new endgame content and everything else we know 2 Comments Jul 26 • Doom Eternal: QuakeCon ‘Year of Doom’ keynote shows more ‘Battlemode’ action See Allcenter_img Share your voice Aug 28 • Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order trailer, gameplay footage and everything we know Aug 3 • E3 journalists see their personal info exposed by security flaw E3 2019 Gaming Xboxers Xboxing at E3 2019. James Martin/CNET E3 2019 for Microsoft is all about its next-gen Xbox console, called Project Scarlett. As part of that focus, Microsoft on Monday released its final batch of classic Xbox games that’ve been re-engineered for compatibility with the current Xbox console, the Xbox One. Now, instead of tweaking more older games to work on the Xbox One, the company will start working on making Xbox One games compatible with upcoming iterations of the console. “We have now shifted our focus to help make the games you love playing on Xbox One compatible with future Xbox hardware,” Jason Ronald, director of the Xbox platform, said in a blog post. “After this week, we have no plans to add additional Original Xbox or Xbox 360 titles to the catalog on Xbox One, but we’re excited to continue our work on Xbox compatibility across platforms and devices, which remains a top priority.” Microsoft began Xbox One backward compatible support in 2015, first with Xbox 360 games, then eventually with original Xbox games. The company would deliver periodic updates of older titles to make them compatible with the latest console.   Microsoft officially announced its new Xbox console on Sunday during the company’s E3 press conference. The next-generation hardware will have an SSD drive, GDDR6 RAM and a CPU and GPU from AMD that’ll make the system four times more powerful than the Xbox One, the company says. Microsoft didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.  Microsoftlast_img read more


Bustruck collision kills 2 in Gopalganj

first_imgA woman and a bus driver were killed and at least 10 people injured in a head-on collision between a bus and a truck on Dhaka-Khulna highway in Gopalganj’s Sadar upazila early Monday, reports UNB.The deceased were Mala Begum, 35, wife of Sobhan, a resident of Morelganj upazila in Bagerhat and the bus driver Sheikh Shahon, 48, son of Sheikh Kabir, a resident of Bogail village in Bhanga upazila of Faridpur district.The accident took place around 1:30am when the Khulna-bound ‘Banaful Paribahan’ bus collided with the electric wire-laden truck, leaving the duo dead on the spot and ten other bus passengers injured, said police sub-inspector Shawkat Hossain.The injured were admitted to Gopalganj General Hospital.last_img read more


Amazon Reorganizes SeriesDevelopment Team Under Jennifer Salke Names Albert Cheng CoHead of

first_img“I’m delighted that an opportunity for Albert to be elevated within the Television Studios has been created,” said Salke. “His business acumen, collaborative nature and clear goals toward continued success make him an invaluable team player as we move forward.”Amazon has also set the series development team operating under Cheng, which was shaken up last year by multiple executive departures ahead of and following Price’s exit. Sharon Tal Yguado, who had been named head of scripted development in the wake of Joe Lewis’ exit, will serve in the new structure as head of genre series. She will focus on the development of science fiction, fantasy and supernatural-oriented series — a high priority for Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, who became personally involved last year in a more-than-$200 million deal to land the series rights for J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Lord of the Rings.”Marc Resteghini will serve as head of drama, focusing on non-genre hour-long series. Gina Kwon and Ryan Andolina will serve as co-heads of comedy. Nick Hall will be head of alternative programming, including young-adult and specialty series. Georgia Brown will lead U.K. and Europe-originated scripted TV.Melissa Wolfe remains head of kids programming. Heather Schuster remains head of unscripted.Salke, formerly president of NBC entertainment, joined Amazon in February, following a lengthy executive search that focused on female candidates. She has since moved quickly to implement changes. On Sunday, Amazon canceled one of its signature series, “Mozart in the Jungle” — a winner of multiple Golden Globe and Emmy awards, but a show that matches poorly with Bezos’ mandate to shift Amazon away from niche programming and toward large-scale projects with the potential for broad appeal. Popular on Variety Jennifer Salke has begun to make her mark on Amazon Studios.The new head of Amazon’s entertainment division has shaken up her series-development team, naming Albert Cheng co-head of television. The move secures a prominent role for Cheng, who led Amazon Studios as interim chief following the ouster last year of former top executive Roy Price amid sexual-harassment allegations. Cheng, a former ABC digital exec, had previously served as COO of Amazon’s entertainment division, a role he will continue in going forward.Sources tell Variety that Salke is in the early stages of recruiting a veteran executive to work with Cheng as co-head of television, but that no lead candidate has been identified. Cheng and his fellow TV co-head will be responsible for the day-to-day oversight of the business, creative and production units.center_img ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15last_img read more


How safe are online dating apps

first_imgEven as more and more youngsters use dating apps for fun or to find the love of their life, new research warns that these apps are vulnerable to hacks, putting the users at risk of getting their locations and real names revealed. The study by global cyber security company Kaspersky Lab showed that many dating apps do not handle users’ sensitive data with sufficient care.”That’s no reason not to use such services. You simply need to understand the issues and, where possible, minimise the risks,” Kaspersky Lab said in a statement. In a survey conducted by Kaspersky Lab found that people turn to online dating for a variety of reasons. People share information with others too easily when they are dating online, with a quarter admitting they share their full name publicly on their dating profile.The experts studied nine popular mobile online dating apps – Tinder, Bumble, OkCupid, Badoo, Mamba, Zoosk, Happn, WeChat, Paktor – and identified the main threats for users.The researchers discovered that four of the nine apps allow potential criminals to figure out who is hiding behind a nickname based on data provided by users themselves.last_img read more


65 Indispensable Websites for Business Owners

first_img Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Enroll Now for Free January 15, 2009 At last count there were approximately 10 gazillion websites out there. Where’s a business owner to start when looking for valuable information? If you’re reading this, it means you’re on Entrepreneur.com, which is a good start. Read on for 64 more vital online spots you should know about.Accounting Terminology Guidehttp://nysscpa.org/prof_library/guide.htmIf you need to know what a specific accounting term means, no matter how obscure, this is the site for you. Hosted and maintained by the New York State Society of CPAs, nearly 500 accounting terms are defined on this site, all sorted in an easy-to-use alphabetical list.AccountingWEBwww.accountingweb.comUpdated daily, this site offers accounting industry news, information, tips, tools, resources and insight–everything you need to prosper and interact with other accounting professionals.Adweek Onlinewww.adweek.comThis is the online edition of Adweek, a popular print magazine focusing on all things advertising and marketing. This site features the inside scoop on what’s going on in the marketing departments of high-profile companies and corporations.American Association of Franchisees and Dealerswww.aafd.orgThis organization represents the rights of both franchisees and dealers. Here you can learn about upcoming events, read some free publications online, order other publications from the bookstore, and become a member.Backpackwww.backpackit.comBackpack is a web-based service that makes organizing your company’s information easy. Backpack lets you make pages that can contain any combination of notes, to-dos, images, files and so on.Better Business Bureauhttp://us.bbb.orgBrowse or search for a business or charity’s reputation. Included are instructions for how to file a consumer or B2B complaint.BizBuySellwww.bizbuysell.comLooking to buy a franchise? There’s a good chance you’ll find one here. From restaurants in California to auto shops in Florida, you can search more than 25,000 businesses currently for sale, many of which are franchised.Bizwomenwww.bizwomen.comBizwomen is an online community for women business executives and entrepreneurs to connect, support one another, learn and grow. You can share and explore ideas with women across the United States or in your neighborhood to help grow your business.Business Owner’s Tool Kitwww.toolkit.comWith an emphasis on problem solving, this site features more than 5,000 pages of free cost-cutting tips, step-by-step checklists, real-life case studies, startup advice, and business templates to small-business owners and entrepreneurs.Business Owners Idea Cafewww.businessownersideacafe.comManaged by successful entrepreneurs and the authors of several guides on forming and running a business, this site includes numerous award-winning resources, along with practical advice, business news and humor.BrandChannel.comwww.brandchannel.comRun by internationally acclaimed brand consultancy Interbrand, BrandChannel.com provides a global perspective on brands and the art of branding. Site features include in-depth feature articles, conference announcements, career resources and access to white papers.Brandweekwww.brandweek.comA leading source of news and information for the branding industry, it’s also the only online trade magazine to offer saturation coverage at all levels of the brand-activation process.Catalystwww.catalystwomen.orgCatalyst is a leading corporate research and advisory organization that works with businesses to build inclusive environments and expand professional opportunities for women.Chief Marketerwww.chiefmarketer.comA content-rich website, Chief Marketer provides marketing executives with insights into key marketing issues, innovations and practical solutions.CPAdirectorywww.cpadirectory.comWhen April rolls around and you find yourself scrambling to find a CPA, this site will help. Billed as “the largest online database of Certified Public Accountants,” here you can search for CPAs by ZIP code, name, industry or area of specialty.Customer Service Groupwww.customerservicegroup.comNew Jersey-based Alexander Communications Group (ACG) uses this site to provide practical information free of charge to customer service professionals. If you work in the customer service industry, be sure to sign up for Service Starters, ACG’s free customer service industry eNewsletter.Customer Service Managerwww.customerservicemanager.comIf you work in customer service, this website is for you. Here you will find an active community of customer service professionals, along with daily news, reviews, articles and resources aimed at improving customer service.Customer Service Zonewww.customerservicezone.comCustomer service expert Robert Bacal’s website for customer service professionals, The Zone offers information to help businesses of all sizes and their employees provide efficient and effective customer service.Direct Marketing Associationwww.the-dma.orgThe Direct Marketing Association is the largest trade association for businesses that are interested and involved in direct, database and interactive global marketing. Here you can learn more about the DMA, become a member and access its services.Electronic Frontier Foundation: Intellectual Propertywww.eff.org/issues/intellectual-propertyEFF works to preserve balance and ensure that the internet and digital technologies empower consumers, creators, innovators, scholars, and average citizens. This section of the EFF website spotlights current challenges and solutions facing the intellectual property rights of everyone.Entrepreneur.com / WomenEntrepreneur.comwww.entrepreneur.com/ womenentrepreneur.comPublished by the same people who bring you Entrepreneur magazine, this is an excellent site for entrepreneurs, featuring a solid collection of articles and tips from experts, plus hundreds of links to other entrepreneurial resources on the web. WomenEntrepreneur.com offers additional articles, blogs and resources specific to women for starting and growing their businesses.Entrepreneur Connecteconnect.entrepreneur.comEntrepreneur’s social networking site is a gathering place for thousands of business owners. Take part in discussions, join like-minded business owners in groups, and give and receive valuable advice from the trenches.Entrepreneur.com’s Trade Publication Directorywww.entrepreneur.com/tradepublication/category/index.htmlDon’t miss one of the internet’s largest searchable databases of trade publications. From agriculture and biotech to purchasing and procurement, Entrepreneur.com has your industry’s trade publication listed here.Fambiz.comwww.fambiz.comFambiz.com is the internet’s leading website for owners and employees of family controlled companies. Managed by Northeastern University’s Center for Family Business, here you will find insight on every family run business topic imaginable.Federal Trade Commission: Franchise and Business Opportunitieswww.ftc.gov/bcp/franchise/netfran.htmThis site has lots of information, including an FAQ section, Guide to the FTC Franchise Rule, consumer alerts, Before You Buy pamphlets, and state disclosure requirements.Franchise.comwww.franchise.comLearn more about available franchise opportunities or advertise your franchise to potential buyers at this site, which aims to connect franchise buyers and sellers, as well as anyone thinking of starting one.Franchise Expowww.franchiseexpo.comIf you’re thinking about buying a franchise, do your research here; you’ll find detailed information on nearly every franchising opportunity known to man.Franchise Zone by Entrepreneur.comhttps://www.entrepreneur.com/franchisesDedicated to linking enthusiastic entrepreneurs with the top franchises, this site provides all the information you need to find the best franchises and become a successful franchisee. How-to articles, advice from experts and lists of the top franchises in various categories make this the first site to turn to for those considering the purchase of a franchise.FreshBookswww.freshbooks.comFreshBooks is an online invoicing and time-tracking service that helps businesses of all sizes save time, get paid faster and look professional.Fundabilitywww.fundability.comFundability is a marketplace where entrepreneurs and investors can find funding success. Founded by entrepreneurs and investors, Fundability’s Company SnapShot, Deal Search Engine, and DiligenceRoom provide intelligent online tools for the savvy entrepreneur.Glidewww.glidedigital.comGlide is a complete mobile desktop providing a secure and scalable platform for personal and collaborative computing.Google Checkoutwww.googlecheckout.comThis online payment system works alone or as an alternative to systems already in place. Customers don’t have to share credit card information with merchants that use the system, and identity protection is increased.Google Docswww.google.com/docsThe folks at Google deliver a free web-based word processor and spreadsheet, which allow you to share and collaborate online. Google Docs accepts most popular file formats, including DOC, XLS, ODT, ODS, RTF, CSV, PPT, and more.Hoover’swww.hoovers.comHoover’s gives you access to up-to-date information about industries, companies and key decision makers. Great for professionals working in sales, marketing, business development, and others who need intelligence on U.S. and global companies, industries, and the people who lead them.Idea Lockerwww.bkfk.comOne of the best invention/patent sites on the Web for novice innovators of all ages, this site is specifically designed for kids. It provides information on how to invent, famous inventors and discoveries.Internal Revenue Servicewww.irs.govBusiness owners can get all of their federal and business tax information–not to mention forms–directly from the source. It’s also a good place to stay current on tax laws that affect business owners.Jobfoxwww.jobfox.comStarted by the former CEO of CareerBuilder.com, Jobfox walks you through creating a skills inventory and then tells you which employers are looking for people with those exact skills. The Jobfox site also provides a free trackable resume and career web page to showcase your skills, experience and work samples.Kauffman Foundationwww.kauffman.orgThe Kauffman Foundation delivers an up-to-date and relevant website dedicated to furthering our understanding of the phenomenon of entrepreneurship and to advancing entrepreneurship education and training. Check out the Resource Center for getting started information on business operations, sales and marketing, human resources, finance and accounting, and the like.LinkedIn Jobswww.linkedin.com/jobsWhether you’re looking for a new job or trying to help someone else find the perfect job, LinkedIn can help you find and get in touch with the people you need to contact. Create a profile and click the Jobs tab to get started.Microsoft Small Business Centerwww.microsoft.com/smallbusinessA vehicle for selling various Microsoft small-business products, this site also provides plenty of excellent information and advice entirely for free. If you’re starting or running your own small business, Microsoft’s Small Business Center is an excellent place to learn from the experts.Mintwww.mint.comEntrepreneurs can get help with the personal finances, money management and budget planning. In addition, Mint offers free financial planning software.National Association for the Self-Employedwww.nase.orgThe NASE provides its self-employed members with support, education and training. The organization conducts surveys relevant to the needs of the self-employed and posts articles business owners can use.National Association of Women Business Ownerswww.nawbo.orgNAWBO is a fierce advocate for women business owners, providing resources and support. It can help women get access to government contracts that most business owners don’t know about.PayPalwww.paypal.comPerhaps the best-known payment system, PayPal allows web sites to receive and send money electronically. Business owners and customers find PayPal easy to use–and secure.Salesforce.comwww.salesforce.comEasy-to-use web-based customer relation management tools for your entire company, including online solutions for sales, service, marketing, and call center operations.Small Business Administrationwww.sba.govHere you can learn how to start your own business and finance it. The site also provides information on business opportunities, local SBA offices, laws and regulations, and much more.Survey of Current Businesswww.bea.gov/scbThe monthly Survey of Current Business is the definitive source of information by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis about its economic accounts. Monthly updates present the latest national, international, regional, and industry estimates, and keep business leaders up to date on relevant BEA issues and initiatives.Survey Monkeywww.surveymonkey.comPut your finger on the pulse of your customers with this free basic service. Create and publish custom online surveys to gather data you can use.TradePub.comwww.tradepub.comIf you’re looking for a trade publication, you’re likely to find it here. This site features an extensive list of free business, computer, and engineering trade newsletters and magazines, all of which you can subscribe to for free.U.S. Chamber of Commercewww.uschamber.comFind your local branch, figure out how to start, learn about new taxes and much more at the national Chamber of Commerce site.U.S. Copyright Officewww.copyright.govFind all of the forms, publications and information you need to copyright your original work.U.S. Department of Labor: Office of Small Business Programswww.dol.gov/osbpThe OSBP promotes opportunities for small businesses, especially disadvantaged businesses, women-owned businesses, HUBZone businesses and businesses owned by disabled veterans.U.S. Patent and Trademark Officewww.uspto.govOfficial site for searching the U.S. patent database. Includes international treaties, statutes and patent news.VentureDealwww.venturedeal.comEasy-to-use database with the latest information on U.S.-based venture-backed technology companies, senior management, company financings, and M&A transactions. Updated daily, this site offers a convenient way of accessing critical information related to business development, funding searches and venture capital investment goals.VisualCVwww.visualcv.comVisualCV reinvents your resume using technologies that transform the way in which resume data is presented, accessed and shared. VisualCV allows you to easily build and manage online career portfolios that come alive with informational keyword pop-ups, video, pictures and professional networking.Wesabewww.wesabe.comThe site offers financial advice, analysis and planning for business owners.Word of Mouth Marketing Associationwww.womma.orgOfficial website of WOMMA, where you can find the latest thinking on a variety of Web 2.0 marketing strategies, including word of mouth marketing.Work.comwww.work.comThe small-business owner’s manual on where to go, what to know, and how to get the most value from the ever-growing array of web resources for business. The site features more than 2,000 how-to guides written by business experts and organized by common business tasks and challenges.Women’s Workwww.wwork.comWomen’s Work is dedicated to helping women move from standard 9-to-5 jobs to flex careers–telecommuting, small business and other options. This site is packed with articles, advice, how-to guides, flexible career choices, and success stories to inspire and motivate.Wufoowww.wufoo.comWufoo is a web-based application that removes inefficiency and tediousness from the form-building process. Wufoo reduces what used to take trained professionals days (if not weeks) into something that can be done by anyone in minutes.Yelpwww.yelp.comYelp provides a fun and engaging website for “passionate and opinionated influencers to share the experiences they’ve had with local businesses and services.” Watch out because “yelping” can be quite addictive.Zimdeskwww.zimdesk.comZimdesk provides all the features and functionality you would expect from a standard desktop PC. The difference is that Zimdesk runs from an internet browser, allowing you to access all your applications, files, games and accessories from any computer.Zohowww.zoho.comZoho offers a suite of office productivity tools online, including a word processor, spreadsheet program, invoicing tool, presentation creator, web-conferencing functions and calendar organizers.This list was compiled by the Entrepreneur.com staff, with a major assist from Mikal E. Belicove, author of the 2009 Internet Directory: Web 2.0 Edition. Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now 13 min read This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience.last_img read more


Facebook Is Getting Ready to Roll Out New Events Features

first_imgAugust 17, 2015 Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. 6 min read Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals This story originally appeared on Engadget In the latest Facebook earnings call, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that Facebook Events now has 450 million users, a big jump in numbers that he says is now of “global scale.” Of course, any Facebook user can tell you that this momentum with Events has been building for a while now. After all, why use sites like Evite and Eventbrite to organize parties if you can do so on a site that your friends and family likely already use? But the company isn’t stopping there. In the coming weeks and months, Facebook is about to add even more features to Events, with a big push toward creating a bigger separation between public and private occasions.Aditya Koolwal, the product manager for Facebook’s Events team, says that event listings is perhaps one of the few things that Facebook is uniquely positioned to do really well. Not only do most people use the social network to connect with their friends and family, but also artists and venues that frequently organize events are on Facebook too. Put the two together, and you’ve got the makings of an events juggernaut.But it wasn’t until a few years ago that Facebook realized this potential. For a while, the Events system on Facebook was just a simple web-invite product geared toward organizing private gatherings like birthday parties. Then Koolwal joined the team a year and a half ago and started looking into how it was actually used. It turns out that more than 50 percent of people used Events for public events, not parties. That includes examples like farmer’s markets, concerts, music festivals, book readings — basically the sort of thing that you would normally find in the calendar section of the local newspaper.”We realized that we hadn’t really built a product that was for public events,” says Koolwal. “So we decided that we’re going to really pursue private parties and public events as two separate paths.” This means that Facebook is now starting to treat public and private events very differently, presenting and promoting them in distinct ways. You can already see the separation on how it’s marketing the two paths in an events guide that Facebook launched a few weeks ago.For one thing, public events now have larger header images. Going forward, they’ll also have more context about what the place and event are about. Perhaps you’d see a profile of the artist if it’s a concert, or photos of the venue if you’re wondering what it looks like. Wall posts on public events will be less prominent, because you likely don’t care too much about what strangers have to say about them.Facebook has also started experimenting with adding events popular with friends or popular nearby in the left- and right-hand side columns of the site. As you might expect, Facebook is using the information it gleans about you — the pages you like, the groups you’re a part of — to suss out what kinds of events you might be into. And if you seem interested in ’em, it’ll surface even more related events for you. You might notice more suggested events in your newsfeed as a result.Aside from spotlighting events in your newsfeed, Facebook wants to use notifications to keep you up-to-date on the latest goings-on as well. A few months ago, for example, it introduced the ability to subscribe to event calendars, which are sometimes published by performers or venues. So if you’re subscribed to the SF Symphony and there’s a concert coming up this weekend, you’ll get an alert for it. There might be future plans for implementing notifications in events too, like recommendations for what to do this weekend if you’re in town.One other thing that the Facebook team is changing is this notion of what it means to “connect” to an event. Right now, if you’re interested in an event, your only option of indicating enthusiasm is to select “Join.” In normal parlance, that means that you’re telling the organizer that you’re going to attend. But Koolwal says that in most cases, people select Join not because they’re actually going to attend, but because they’re simply just flagging it for a follow-up. “A lot of what people are doing is collecting options,” he says. “So at a given day, they’ll look at their options and choose the best one.” Right now the company is testing alternate options, like a “Follow” button, where you’ll get event updates and so forth without committing to it, or a “Remind me” link to check out the event closer to the actual date.Personally, what I really want out of an events site is to give me a tailored list of what’s going on this evening or this weekend in any given city. It’s what I miss the most about Upcoming.org, a social calendar site that was bought and then put out to pasture by Yahoo (although it’s currently being rescued by founder Andy Baio). Koolwal tells me that this is actually Facebook’s eventual goal, but it’s implementing the other changes to first bring greater awareness about events in the first place.As for private parties, Facebook’s going to be mixing that up too. Starting today, it will start testing new cover art themes for prettying up your party invitation on the Facebook app. It’s something that users have wanted for a while now, says Koolwal. To start, there’ll be 36 themes to choose from, including categories like family, holiday and seasons. It’ll roll out to Android users first and then iOS folks later on.”We’re the only Facebook team that’s geared towards getting you off of Facebook,” jokes Koolwal. “We’re helping people get outside for a change.” Register Now »last_img read more


New routes for Air Canada include Dublin TokyoNarita out of YUL

first_imgTags: Air Canada, Dublin, Montreal, New Routes, Tokyo, Toronto Share MONTREAL — Air Canada is kicking off the month of June with new routes.The arrival of flight AC818 at Dublin Airport on June 3 marked the successful launch of the carrier’s nonstop service between Montreal and Dublin. Flights will be operated until Oct. 12 using Air Canada’s newest single-aisle aircraft, the Boeing 737 MAX 8 featuring a Premium Economy and Economy cabin configuration.“Capitalizing on the growing traffic between Canada and Ireland, we are pleased to inaugurate Montreal-Dublin flights,” said Benjamin Smith, President Passenger Airlines at Air Canada. “Air Canada will offer the best market coverage of any carrier between Canada and Ireland with service between three Canadian hubs and two Irish destinations. This includes new Toronto-Shannon flights, up to daily nonstop Toronto-Dublin service, as well as seasonal nonstop Vancouver-Dublin service.”Flight AC818 leaves Montreal at 9:15 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, arriving in Dublin at 8:25 a.m. On the return leg, flight AC819 departs Dublin at 10:20 a.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays, arriving in Montreal at 12 p.m.More news:  Direct Travel names Smith as Senior VP, Leisure Marketing, North AmericaJust days before, on June 1 Air Canada launched its first scheduled flight between Montreal and Japan. Flights will operate year-round on B787 Dreamliners, daily during the summer peak season and three times a week during winter.The carrier’s new transpacific service from its Montreal hub is designed to optimize connectivity to several Canadian and U.S. cities including Quebec City, Ottawa, Halifax, Charlottetown, Boston, Philadelphia and Orlando.“The launch of Montreal’s first scheduled link to Japan will also offer travelers from Atlantic Canada and the Northeastern U.S. convenient access to Japan and beyond, complementing our existing Tokyo flights from Toronto, Vancouver and Calgary, while also strategically positioning Air Canada as a leader in the growing Montreal–Asia market,” said Mark Galardo, Vice president, Network Planning at Air Canada, as he boarded the aircraft with the Mayor of Montreal Valerie Plante and a delegation of officials from the Montreal business and Tourism community off to Tokyo on a trade mission.More news:  Sunwing to further boost Mazatlán service with new flights from OttawaTo Tokyo, flight AC005 leaves Montreal at 2:05 p.m., arriving at Narita at 3:50 p.m. the next day. On the return leg, AC006 leaves Tokyo-Narita at 5:30 p.m., arriving in Montreal at 4:30 p.m.In 2018 Air Canada is launching 10 new destinations from Montreal, including Dublin and Tokyo-Narita plus London, Windsor and Victoria, Phoenix, Pittsburgh and Baltimore and Lisbon and Bucharest. New routes for Air Canada include Dublin, Tokyo-Narita out of YUL Monday, June 4, 2018 center_img Posted by << Previous PostNext Post >> Travelweek Group last_img read more


NATO expresses deep concern to Karzai

first_img Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix Comments   Share   Sponsored Stories Top Stories Four benefits of having a wireless security systemcenter_img U.S. Gen. John R. Allen, who commands NATO’s 129,000-strong force, briefed the alliance’s top decision-making body on Wednesday about the attacks.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) How men can have a healthy 2019 Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement BRUSSELS (AP) – NATO’s top official has expressed deep concern to Afghan President Hamid Karzai over the surge of assaults by Afghan troops on their foreign allies.Spokeswoman Carmen Romero said Karzai had assured Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen in a phone conversation Wednesday that he was doing all he could to stop the attacks.The spike of insider attacks _ 45 NATO troops have perished this year _ has sparked concerns that Afghan forces will not be capable of taking over security by 2014 as planned. Arizona families, Arizona farms: providing the local community with responsibly produced dairylast_img read more


Ukrainian tourist dies in Ayia Napa

first_imgA 65-year-old Ukrainian man died on Monday morning after a swim in the sea of Ayia Napa.Vasyl Voychuk was coming out of the sea at the Pantahou beach when he lost consciousness and fell in the water.An ambulance rushed him to a private clinic where he was pronounced dead on arrival.The exact cause of death will be determined by a post-mortem.The 65-year-old had come to Cyprus for holiday on May 25 until the end of this week.You May LikeReal Income Solo AdsSolo Ad Vendor | Real Income Solo AdsReal Income Solo AdsUndoThe Ultimate Home GuardHealth Risks in Using of Monsanto’s Roundup Weed KillerThe Ultimate Home GuardUndoJobsParade.comNew Security Jobs Available – Up to $17-$32+/Hr – View OpeningsJobsParade.comUndo Famagusta municipality says Varosha entry goes against UN regulationsUndoMayors lobbying president to prevent local govt mergersUndoCypriot ambassadors gather in Nicosia for annual briefingUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more


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