Air Canada says increased demand could prompt more airplane orders

first_imgMONTREAL – Growth in the number of passengers Air Canada carries could prompt it to order more narrow-body aircraft from Boeing and Bombardier, the airline said.The country’s largest carrier has placed firm orders for 61 Boeing 737 Max and 45 Bombardier C Series jets, but the number of aircraft was based on its requirements in 2013.Air Canada also has options and rights to purchase 48 more Boeing planes and an additional 30 CS300 aircraft to give it more flexibility to meet increased demand.“So obviously there is some pretty great opportunities there to expand that and exercise more, but obviously it won’t affect 2018 in any fashion,” CEO Calin Rovinescu said Wednesday as the airline posted record quarterly revenue and profits.The first two Boeing 737 Max planes will arrive this year and 16 more by next June. The remaining aircraft are scheduled to be delivered through 2021.Delivery of the first C Series jets are slated to be added for late 2019, through 2022.The comments came as Air Canada (TSX:AC) reported a third-quarter profit of $1.79 billion or $6.44 per diluted share, boosted by a one-time $793-million tax recovery. That compared with a profit of $768 million or $2.74 per diluted share in the same quarter last year.On an adjusted basis, Air Canada earned $950 million or $3.43 per diluted share in the quarter, up from $821 million or $2.93 per diluted share in the third quarter of 2016.Meanwhile, revenue in the quarter ended Sept. 30 totalled $4.88 billion, up from $4.45 billion on a large growth in business cabin revenues and the carrying of a record 14 million passengers.Passenger traffic was up 8.8 per cent compared with the same quarter last year, while passenger revenue per available seat mile increased 0.4 per cent.Rovinescu said that expressions of interest from bank and non-bank financial institutions wanting to become a credit card partner for its new loyalty program will be submitted by year-end with a request for proposals coming in early 2018.“There has been a tremendous amount of interest from the financial community,” he said.The airline served notice in May that it does not plan to renew its partnership with Aeroplan parent Aimia (TSX:AIM) when the current contract ends. Aeroplan used to be a division of Air Canada before it was spun off as part of its restructuring.Air Canada has invited key financial institutions to participate in bids to join the launch of the program on July 1, 2020.Rovinescu added that Air Canada has also been approached by several technology companies interested in a separate request for proposal, or RFP, that will also be issued early next year.last_img read more

UN health agency launches attack on multibilliondollar counterfeit medicine market

“They are present on all markets and are increasing as counterfeiters’ methods become more sophisticated, infiltrating official channels of distribution as well as using illegal web sites to sell their wares,” the UN World Health Organization (WHO) said today in announcing the first meeting in Bonn, Germany, on 15-16 November of the International Medical Products Anti-counterfeiting Taskforce (IMPACT).Unveiling a global plan of action, IMPACT will release the most recent estimates of counterfeit products on the world’s markets, launch pilot programmes in three countries, and present a tool to strengthen countries’ legislative capacity to tackle counterfeiting.The UN partners in the initiative range from international policing bodies like Interpol and the World Customs Organization, to regional groups such as the European Commission and the Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN), to the pharmaceutical industry. Besides the WHO other UN bodies include the World Bank, World Trade Organization and World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). Although precise figures are elusive, estimates put counterfeits at more than 10 per cent of the global medicines market. They are present in all regions but developing countries bear the brunt of the problem with an estimated 25 per cent of medicines believed to be counterfeit. In some countries, the figure is thought to be as high as 50 per cent.The Centre for Medicines in the Public Interest in the United States predicts that counterfeit drug sales will reach $75 billion globally in 2010, an increase of more than 90 per cent from 2005, WHO noted.Trade in these products is more prevalent in countries with weak drug regulation control and enforcement, scarcity and/or erratic supply of basic medicines, unregulated markets and unaffordable prices. However, as counterfeiting methods become more sophisticated, counterfeits are increasingly present in better-controlled markets.Until recently, the most frequently counterfeited medicines in wealthy countries were new, expensive lifestyle medicines, such as hormones, steroids and antihistamines. In developing countries the most counterfeited medicines have been those used to treat life-threatening conditions such as malaria, tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS, WHO said. During a meningitis epidemic in Niger in 1995, more than 50,000 people were inoculated with fake vaccines donated by a country which thought they were safe. The error killed 2,500 people. Paracetamol cough syrup prepared with diethylene glycol, a toxic chemical used in antifreeze, killed 89 people in Haiti in 1995 and 30 infants in India in 1998.A study in South-East Asia in 2001 revealed that 38 per cent of 104 antimalarial drugs on sale in pharmacies did not contain any active ingredients. In 1999, at least 30 people died in Cambodia after taking counterfeit antimalarials.IMPACT is focused on five action areas embracing the different national and international sectors: legislative and regulatory infrastructure, regulatory implementation, enforcement, technology, and risk communication.“Without changes and improvements in those key areas, we will not succeed in the fight against counterfeits,” WHO Assistant Director-General for Health Technology and Pharmaceuticals Howard Zucker said.“Counterfeit medicines must be tackled not only through global efforts but also by a truly collaborative, cross-cutting approach involving medicine regulatory authorities, health professionals, enforcement officials, law-makers and industry.” read more

Mens hockey Ohio State faces difficult road even as top seed to

Ohio State redshirt junior goalie Sean Romeo (30) prepares for a Badger shot in the first period of the game against Wisconsin on Feb. 23 in the Schottenstein Centern. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorAfter an expectation-defying season, the Ohio State men’s hockey team that was once predicted to finish in the bottom half of the Big Ten now enters the NCAA tournament on a mission for redemption.The Buckeyes (24-9-5, 14-8-2-1 Big Ten) begin the tournament as a No. 1 seed for the first time in program history a year after being bounced in the first round by eventual runner-up Minnesota Duluth, and take with them an added level of confidence.“Experience is always a good thing, and last year we had nobody with experience,” head coach Steve Rohlik said. “Certainly we’ve got a bunch of guys that were there on the big stage and in a big game, tight game, and I think that’s only a real positive for us.”PrincetonAfter reversing their position from a four seed to a one, Ohio State must start off its tournament against Princeton (19-12-4, 10-10-2 ECAC), a team coming in with seven straight wins and two of the nation’s top four scoring players with junior forwards Max Veronneau and Ryan Kuffner.The duo combined for 46 goals and 107 points while leading the most successful power play in college hockey. “They’ve got a fantastic power play so, again, when a team is playing their best you know you’ve got to be prepared and certainly we have to be prepared for these guys,” Rohlik said.Fortunately for the Buckeyes, avoiding the penalty box and being a man down have been strengths for them all season, ranking first in the nation on the penalty kill while committing the fourth-fewest penalties per game.For Ohio State to make it out of Saturday’s opening matchup, it will need to contain Veronneau and Kuffner, maximizing opportunities against the Tigers’ subpar defense and penalty kill, which both rank in the bottom half of the NCAA.DenverIf Ohio State escapes the clutches of the red-hot Tigers, it will most likely be met by the defending national champions.Denver (22-9-8, 12-6-6-4 NCHC) narrowly missed out on a top seed thanks to the Buckeyes, but looks just as menacing coming out as a two seed.All eyes will be on junior forward Troy Terry, who scored 44 points for the Pioneers a year after being an American shootout hero for the United States at the World Junior Championships. Terry is one of the strongest playmakers in the nation, but sophomore forward Henrik Borgstrom leads the team in goals with 22 and points with 50.Denver is a top 10 team on both sides of the puck and gets in the penalty box even less than the Buckeyes while senior goalie Tanner Jaillet ranks fifth in the nation in goals against average.If Ohio State gets matched up against the Pioneers, it will come down to doing what it has done all year by playing strong hockey on all sides, but even then, it might need some help from the team’s backbone, redshirt junior goalie Sean Romeo.“You’ve got to be playing well, you’ve got to be a little lucky, got to have a hot goaltender, you’ve got to be healthy, I think those are all really keys,” Rohlik said.Penn StateThe other opponent the Buckeyes could match up with in the following round is Penn State, an opponent that has given Ohio State trouble for much of the season.Penn State (18-14-5, 9-10-5-2 Big Ten) is one of four Big Ten teams to make the tournament, a feat sophomore forward Tanner Laczynski said shows the strength of the conference.“That just goes to show the depth of the Big Ten and how far the program has come, and all the programs in the Big Ten,” Laczynski said. “I think that’s big for the Big Ten and big moving forward.”The Nittany Lions defeated Ohio State in three of the four matchups this season, including one shootout win and two wins by over three goals.Junior forward Andrew Sturtz gave the Buckeyes the most problems, scoring in all three victories for Penn State and leading the team with 40 points.Three of the four matchups in the season between these two ended in blowouts, so Romeo will be a key once again to limit Penn State’s offense that shoots more than any team in the NCAA.If Ohio State can get pucks in the net quickly against a weak defensive team and get a lead early, it should have no trouble ending its struggles against the Nittany Lions.Losing senior forward Matthew Weis to injury for the time being will be a major blow to the Buckeyes, given that he is one of the most well-rounded players on the team, but Ohio State may just be deep enough, and strong enough defensively, to make a deep tournament run. read more

Womens Hockey No 6 Ohio State stuns No 1 Wisconsin with 31

Ohio State redshirt junior goalie Kassidy Sauve (32) sits on the puck after a save in the first period of the game against Minnesota on Jan. 19. Ohio State won 3-2. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorThe No. 6 Ohio State women’s hockey team (19-7-4, 12-4-4 WCHA) completed a home series sweep against No. 1 Wisconsin (26-3-1, 17-21-1 WCHA) with a 3-1 upset victory at the OSU Ice Rink Saturday.The Buckeyes won the game behind another strong outing from redshirt junior goalie Kassidy Sauve, who stopped 34 of 35 shot attempts. Her night did not begin easy. Just three minutes into the game, she appeared to be injured, forcing the trainer to come out and see her on the ice.“She had to over extend to make a hell of a save,” Ohio State head coach Nadine Muzerall said. “I think it changed the pace of the game. She’s a competitor, she knows that she’s a quarterback to our team. She’s going to play through any bumps and bruises.”Though Sauve was healthy enough to stay in the game, she appeared to have been slowed by the injury. Two minutes after being checked on by trainers, she allowed the game’s first goal to sophomore forward Alexis Mauermann.“After their first goal I had to encourage the girls to not feel demoralized,” Muzerall said. “Continue to press, continue to press. You can score, you have proven that yesterday.”With 6:51 left in the second period and a night after scoring the lone goal in the Buckeyes’ 1-0 win against Wisconsin, Maltais scored her 13th goal of the season. Redshirt sophomore defender Jincy Dunne and freshman forward Tatum Skaggs were credited with assists. “Dani Sadek flipped it up, it was in the neutral zone and [freshman forward] Tatum [Skaggs] chipped it by their D,” Maltais said. “I saw a little bit of a lane, so I just leaned into the defensemen on the other side. Honestly, I just shot it. We had talked in video about how we need to shoot high on this goalie was the way to go, I just tried to get it up there and it went in.”The Buckeyes maintained steady control of the puck early in the third period, and their aggressive attack eventually led to junior forward Charly Dahlquist burying the tie-breaking goal 2:49 into the period. Maltais and Skaggs assisted the goal.“Any time you can get a puck past Campbell, from Wisconsin, that’s a good success,” Muzerall said. “Vise versa too, to get a goal past Sauve is just as difficult. We figured it would be a battle of goaltending.”Though the Badgers finished the third period having outshot the Buckeyes 11-7, Wisconsin could not find the back of the net. And in the end, Skaggs fired a shot into an empty Badger net, icing the game at 3-1.“I think the girls are well deserving of this win,” Muzerall said. “I’m very proud they got two past Campbell.” read more

Watch how Big Bens final chiming draws huge crowds from all over

first_img 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. Thousands of tourists from all over the world, including reportedly as far as Australia, erupt into spontaneous applause as they gather outside Parliament to hear Big Ben bong for the last time for four years.last_img

Exposition sur la préhistoire A la conquête du feu

first_imgExposition sur la préhistoire : A la conquête du feu ! Du 24 mai au 27 août 2012, le Musée de préhistoire de Tautavel (Pyrénées Orientales) propose une exposition temporaire sur la conquête du feu par nos ancêtres du Paléolithique et l’évolution de cette acquisition jusqu’à nos jours. Cuire les aliments, réchauffer, éclairer, protéger, rassembler… depuis sa domestication il y a au moins 400.000 ans par l’Home erectus, le feu a bouleversé l’histoire technique et psychologique de l’homme. Cette longue histoire est racontée cet été par l’exposition “À la conquête du feu !” organisée au Musée de préhistoire de Tautavel, dans les Pyrénées-Orientales, un haut-lieu de l’archéologie du paléolithique puisque le village donne son nom à un type d’Homo erectus dont les restes et les outils furent trouvés à proximité.À lire aussiL’étrange comportement d’une flamme dans l’espaceDe la découverte des premiers foyers du site de Terra Amata, à Nice, jusqu’à l’invention de nos briquets modernes, les étapes et les différentes techniques d’allumage du feu sont expliquées à travers 6 espaces de visite : ‘l’origine du feu’, ‘la friction du bois’, ‘la percussion de la pierre’, ‘le briquet à silex et la percussion de l’acier’, ‘le bambou, l’air et la lumière’, ‘les techniques modernes de production du feu’. Préhistoriens, archéologues, mais aussi géologues, physiciens ou géographes ont d’ailleurs uni leurs efforts pour retracer l’histoire de la conquête du feu. De quoi en apprendre plus l’un des évènements majeurs de notre évolution. Pour en savoir plus, rendez-vous sur le site de Tautavel : 27 mai 2012 à 18:39 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Texas sheriff 1 student dead 1 hurt in school shooting

first_imgALPINE, Texas — A 14-year-old female student died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound Thursday after shooting and injuring another female student inside a high school in West Texas, according to the local sheriff.Authorities did not release a possible motive for the gunfire that erupted shortly before 9 a.m. at Alpine High School in Alpine, a town of 5,900 about 220 miles southeast of El Paso.“We’re still in shock,” Brewster County Sheriff Ronny Dodson said at an afternoon news conference.The sheriff said the family of the girl who died had moved to the Alpine area about six months ago.Dodson earlier told radio station KVLF that the injured student ran outside seeking help and was taken to a hospital with injuries that weren’t considered life threatening.Dodson said a federal law enforcement officer who was responding to the incident was shot in the leg when another officer’s gun accidentally discharged. The federal officer was transported to a hospital in Odessa, Texas.The shooting prompted a lockdown at Alpine’s three public schools, which were later evacuated.The school district declined comment, saying it would release a statement later. Alpine police referred to its Facebook page for updates, but none had been posted as of Thursday afternoon.last_img read more

Camas author to sign his latest book

first_imgWhenever we drop in on forester Lehigh Carter, he’s behind the wheel, scanning the darkness in Oregon’s Cascade Mountains and feeling extremely tense.In “The Mountain Man’s Dog,” the first whodunit starring Carter, he’s driving alone — until, against his cranky better judgment, he rescues an injured stray dog and asks the local sheriff for help. His reluctant kindness triggers an unexpected chain of events and exposes corruption and danger everywhere from small-town law enforcement to the Statehouse.Carter “does spend a lot of time in his vehicle. He’s a loner,” said author Gary Corbin. “He’s a guy who lives out in the Cascades, and he’s spent a lot of time moving around.”You’d think Carter would be cheerier in the sequel, “The Mountain Man’s Bride,” because his gorgeous fianc? is driving the icy mountains with him. But Carter is still tense. There’s more trouble ahead, of course, and it’s not just the challenge of blissfully tying the knot despite lingering home-remodel jobs. A cop who made their lives miserable in the first book turns up dead in this one, and the couple is accused of his murder. In the end, Carter must play a game of legal chicken to infiltrate a conspiracy of violent thugs, crooked cops and greedy politicians.Those bad guys aren’t drawn directly from Corbin’s background, but the forestry work and the rustic setting are. Corbin’s ancestors were loggers “who lived in a rough part of the world, the Maine woods,” he said. “They were poor. It was a tough life, and it always intrigued me. A lot of the characters who show up in the book are borrowed from the many characters that filled my living room growing up.”last_img read more

Napolis 50 defeat to Liverpool burns admits Ancelotti

first_imgNapoli’s 5-0 thrashing to Liverpool this weekend has left new manager Carlo Ancelotti feeling rattled with less than two weeks before their opening game of the new Serie A seasonThe Partenopei were unable to respond after James Milner, Georginio Wijnaldum, Mohamed Salah, Daniel Sturridge and Alberto Moreno sealed an emphatic 5-0 win for Liverpool in Dublin on Saturday with new goalkeeper Alisson making his debut for the club.While Liverpool celebrated the win, Ancelotti was clearly left unsettled with the untimely blow to their preparations for his maiden campaign in charge of Napoli.“To lose always burns and to concede five goals must bother us,” said Ancelotti, as quoted by FourFourTwo.“We tried to play it openly, with the guys we are doing a job a bit different than in the past and we have lost the ball so many times.“After the difficult start we were at their level, but we were exposed to the counter-attack, which is their best weapon.Roberto Firmino, LiverpoolVirgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.“It takes some time for things to become natural and I also believe that some things have been done well.“We could have played a more defensive game but I did not want to do it, we do not need it, because we have to build against a team like Liverpool.”“After the difficult start we were at their level, but we were exposed to the counter-attack, which is their best weapon.“It takes some time for things to become natural and I also believe that some things have been done well.“We could have played a more defensive game but I did not want to do it, we do not need it, because we have to build against a team like Liverpool.”Napoli will face Lazio for their opening game of the new Serie A season on August 18.last_img read more

2 seriously injured in 79th Street Causeway collision

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – Two people driving along the 79th Street Causeway bridge were seriously injured, Wednesday morning.According to Miami Fire Rescue, crews arrived just before 6:30 a.m. to find a man and woman trapped inside a red pickup truck. Firefighters used the Jaws of Life and other tools to free both victims.The truck sustained severe front-end damage, trapping the couple inside.Fire rescue transported both victims to Ryder Trauma Center with serious injuries as a result of the collision.Fire rescue also said a second unrelated scene developed nearby involving a motorcycle, car and box truck. Nobody was reportedly injured.The westbound lanes of 79th Street across the bridge were shutdown as crews worked on clearing the scene. Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Behind the wheel a year on Saudi women savour new freedom

first_imgQatif: Buckling up in a pearl-silver Lexus, Sabeeha al-Fakher takes the wheel and relegates her son to the passenger seat, a role reversal the 68-year-old Saudi widow never imagined would be possible in her lifetime. Until June 24 last year, the act would have been considered a crime in Saudi Arabia, where hardliners have preached for decades that allowing women to drive would promote gender mixing and promiscuity. Also Read – Shahid Afridi joins ‘Kashmir Hour’ in military uniform Advertise With Us Overturning the world’s only ban on female drivers has potentially put thousands of women behind the wheel in the most visible symbol of the conservative kingdom’s modernisation drive. Among them is Fakher, a mother-of-five who never thought she would see the reform, which ushered in a newera of freedom and mobility for women. Sabeeha al-Fakher’s husband who died a decade ago had secretly taught her how to drive during trips to neighbouring Bahrain in the 1990s. Also Read – EAM Jaishankar calls on European Parliament President David Sassoli Advertise With Us “I still don’t believe it,” she said, zipping past younger drivers in her native eastern city of Qatif. Her husband, who passed away a decade ago, secretly taught her how to drive during trips to neighbouring Bahrain in the 1990s, despite the risk of infuriating family patriarchs. The reform has freed many Saudi women from their dependence on private chauffeurs and male relatives. Advertise With Us “We feel like (we were) in a cage before,” said Munirah al-Sinani, a 72-year-old mother of four, driving in the nearby city of Dhahran with her husband in the passenger seat. “Open the cage. We fly, we go wherever.” Munirah al-Sinani, a 72-year-old Saudi woman, before driving her car in the eastern Saudi city of Dhahran. Arson attacks The move was part of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s much-trumpeted reform drive aimed at overhauling the conservative petro-state, long criticised over its treatment of women. But as authorities detained several veteran women’s rights campaigners in the weeks before the ban was lifted, it became clear that the reform drive would not include greater political freedoms. However, with the kingdom tightening its purse strings amid low oil prices, their new-found mobility allows women to join a labour market chronically short of female workers. Some three million women could receive licences and start driving by 2020, according to consultancy firm PwC. Many Saudis say decades of fearless activism played a role in ending the ban on women driving. Only a handful of driving schools for women have cropped up in Saudi cities, where applicants have rushed to learn to drive cars and even Harley-Davidson motorbikes — scenes unimaginable until recently. But in a society steeped in conservatism, many say they have endured sexism and aggression. Social media is rife with memes of traffic pileups blamed on women drivers, along with condescending messages advising women to “avoid wearing makeup” while driving. More alarmingly, arsonists “opposed to female drivers” torched a woman’s car near the holy city of Mecca last July, Saudi media reported. The woman had reportedly started driving to save money — she had been spending much of her salary on hiring a driver. Since then local media has reported at least five more arson attacks on women’s cars in several cities. Opposition from ‘guardians’ Many women also face opposition from family members, in a country where women are often only as free as their “guardians” — husbands, fathers and other male relatives – allow. Women need a guardian’s permission to study, get married or even renew passports. That is not the case for driving licenses, but it is unclear what legal recourse women have if guardians physically prevent them from taking the wheel. Fakher recalled asking two conservative Qatif families: “Why are you stopping the girls?” She was accused of “interference” and told that their fathers were hellbent on preventing their daughters from driving. The women appeared to have no say in the matter. The crackdown on female activists that preceded the reform sparked a torrent of global criticism and cast a spotlight on the kingdom’s human rights record. The government put 11 women on trial this March amid claims that some were tortured and sexually harassed by interrogators. Saudi authorities deny the charge. Most of the 11 were veterans of the campaign for the right to drive, including some who took part in the kingdom’s first driving protest in 1990. The women were charged with speaking to international journalists, diplomats, and human rights organisations. Eight have since been temporarily released, but still face trial. Escaping Saudi Arabia Two Saudis who sought asylum in the UK tell us why hundreds, mostly girls, flee every year. Observers said the crackdown aimed to send a clear signal that the state is the sole agent of change. Still, many Saudis say decades of fearless activism played a role in ending the ban. “They paved the way for us,” said Fakher.last_img read more

Cashstarved TUDA to sell vacant sites

first_imgTirupati: The Tirupati Urban Development Authority (TUDA) is mulling to sell its vacant sites as house plots for generation of income as the TUDA is facing shortage of funds to take up developmental works like laying roads, construction of drains and developing other amenities like public parks. At present, the revenue generation source for TUDA is collecting fee for giving approval to layout plans and development charges. The budget allocated by the State government to the TUDA is only enough to pay monthly salaries to its employees. Every year, the government is allocating meagre funds to the TUDA. Also Read – Rs 65.30lakhs Exgratia paid to deceased family Advertise With Us After YSRCP government came to power, Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy had appointed Chandragiri MLA Chevireddy Bhaskar Reddy as TUDA Chairman. Chevireddy has directed TUDA Vice-Chairman PS Girisha to explore the possibilities of selling the Corporation’s vacant sites as house plots for reasonable prices. On the instructions of Chairman, PS Girisha, Secretary Sundarrami Reddy and staff of the Planning department have inspected all the vacant sites in Tirupati rural, Renigunta and Tirupati urban in the last week. They gathered the information about vacant sites, approximate market value and other relevant information. Also Read – Three of a family commits suicide at Amalapuram in East Godavari Advertise With Us Girisha inspected the sites at Mangalam, Seshadri Nagar layout, Peruru Nandanam layout and also opposite Vedentapuram site. Similarly, the V-C has inspected the 150 acres of Surappakasam site. The TUDA has set a target of earning more than Rs 100 crore by selling vacant sites. Meanwhile, the TUDA has started the safeguarding the vacant lands by fixing the boundary stones. The plots will be sold in an open market. Similarly, TUDA officials are enquiring about the open market rate value about their vacant sites to assess how much income will generate by selling the house plots in and around Tirupati. The TUDA limits spread over 1,250 square kilometres in nine mandals of Chittoor district.last_img read more

Cinema inspired Indian fashion industry

first_imgShe has been an integral part of the Indian fashion industry for over two decades and is currently busy crafting Deepika Padukone’s look for Ram Leela. Veteran designer Anju Modi feels that Indian cinema has played an integral part in promoting the Indian design industry in every era.‘Cinema plays an essential part in every Indian’s life. We always get mesmerised and inspired by cinema. I remember every era on Indian cinema which gave different recognition to costume designing,’ she said. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’‘From those grand sets and elaborate costumes Indian cinema became an important part of the Indian fashion industry. And since then everything is about movies and cinema,’ she added.Modi, who launched her label in 1990, is one of the founding members of the Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI), the industry’s apex body.She has been a quiet but strong force in the vehement increase in growth, awareness and potential of fashion in India and believes in taking risks for creating new things.‘Creativity and vision are always important for a designer, but to do justice with designs, you need to learn to take risks. Also if you know what people want to wear and what is new they are looking for, it helps to create something new,’ she said.last_img read more

Find out why a program wont run on Windows

first_imgFind out why a program wont run on Windows by Martin Brinkmann on June 21, 2016 in Software – 6 commentsExe Properties is a lightweight program for Microsoft Windows devices that displays the architecture (32-bit or 64-bit), and minimum Windows version of executable files and dlls.Did you ever run into programs on Windows that would seemingly do nothing when run? You double-click on the file and nothing happens.You check the Windows Task Manager and it is not running either. Or, you run a program only to get a prompt stating that the application is not compatible with your version of Windows.Maybe because you are running a 32-bit version and try to launch a 64-bit program, or because the Windows version of your device is too old or new.Windows File CompatibilityExe Properties is a free program for Windows that adds a new tab to the properties dialog of Windows Explorer / File Explorer.The program is compatible with all versions of Windows starting with Windows XP and including the latest version Windows 10.Exe Properties needs to be installed, and when that happens, adds the new tab to Explorer’s properties dialog.The new entry is added to the properties dialog of exe files and dlls. Simply right-click on a supported file, select properties from the context menu, and switch to the Exe/DLL Info tab when the properties window opens to display compatibility information.The program lists the following information there:The architecture supported by the file. This can be x86 (32-bit) or x64 (64-bit).The minimum Windows version the program is compatible with.The development environment it was compiled under.Information is not provided for all files. You may get no information depending on the file in question, but for many, the information are listed.This may help you understand why a program won’t run on a particular machine, or if you have downloaded a 32-bit or 64-bit version of the program.For instance, if you want to find out if Firefox or Google Chrome executable files are 32-bit or 64-bit, you would simply look that up using the new Explorer tab.Exe Properties may be especially useful for portable apps to find out about the supported architecture as these programs are not placed in the program directories which often highlight that fact.VerdictExe Properties is a handy tool to display compatibility information of exe or dll files on Windows devices. Its use is limited though; first, because it does not work on all exe or dll files, and second, because it may only be useful to most users in rare cases unless new software is downloaded and run all the time.Summary12345 Author Ratingno rating based on 0 votes Software Name Exe PropertiesOperating System WindowsSoftware Category SystemLanding Page Advertisementlast_img read more

Two die in horrific car accident on outskirts of Cancun

first_imgCancún, Q.R. — An auto accident outside the city of Cancun has left two dead and two seriously injured.The accident happened Tuesday afternoon on the Cancun-Puerto Morelos highway when the driver of a compact car lost control and slammed into the bed of a parked trailer.Two die in horrific car accident on outskirts of CancunPhoto: La Fiscalía General del EstadoThe accident occurred in front of Xoximilco Park just outside Cancun. Police and medical personnel were on hand to help the injured. Medical officials confirmed the death of two people on scene, saying that two more were rushed to hospital in serious condition, one of which was a pregnant woman.The two injured women were trapped inside the crushed car and had to be removed with the help of firefighters.Federal and ministerial police along with firemen and paramedics attended the accident.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Microsoft Surface Go is now shipping at 399

first_imgMicrosoft’s tiny two-in-one tablet Surface Go is now shipping! Microsoft launched Surface Go last month, as the smaller, and cheaper version of its expensive counterpart, the Surface Pro device. Surface Pro is Microsoft’s response to the popular 2018 iPad and Chromebooks with features such as a 10-inch screen, front-facing camera with facial recognition, USB-C 3.1 port, and an integrated kickstand among others. Surface Go comes with Intel’s Pentium Gold 4415Y processor. Its processor is a dual-core seventh-generation model. According to Microsoft, this was chosen as it is able to provide the right balance between performance, battery life, and thermal properties which allows for a thin, fanless design. The device comes with a 10-inch display and weighs nearly 500g. The base model of the Surface Go is $399, the upgraded version, however, costs around $549 per model. Those prices don’t include the cost of the Surface keyboard, which comes for $100 extra for a basic model. You can also get the keyboard in $125 Alcantara Signature version. It also supports inking with the Surface Pen costing $99. There’s also a new $34.99 Surface Mobile Mouse. It is a two-button, ambidextrous, Bluetooth mouse which comes with a scroll wheel. It is available in colors like silver, red, and blue. For now Surface Pro is available to purchase online from the Microsoft Store in 25 countries only. Depending on the region the prices may vary. For the US, the price ranges between $399 and $599 depending on the RAM (4 or 8GB), storage (64 or 128GB), as well as the operating system (Windows 10 Home S-mode, or Windows 10 Pro). Read Next Microsoft launches Surface Go tablet at just $399 Microsoft launches a free version of its Teams app to take Slack head on Microsoft Edge introduces Web Authentication for passwordless web securitylast_img read more

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first_img Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Two weeks, two Sunday Night Football appearances, two wins.That’s been the story of the last couple games for the Arizona Cardinals. Bruce Arians’ team followed up their road win in Seattle with another impressive victory, this time knocking off the Cincinnati Bengals, who came to town sporting an 8-1 record.Cincinnati, like pretty much every else this year, had trouble stopping the Cardinals’ potent passing game. Carson Palmer threw for four touchdowns and rookie J.J. Nelson became the fourth Arizona receiver to post a 100-yard game this season as he snared four catches for 142 yards and a touchdown. NFL Power Rankings: Parity reigns, but is that really a good thing?#3 (up 1 spot)They scored 78 points the past two weeks on the top two scoring defenses in the league. They can throw it on anybody.NFL Power Rankings: The Kansas City Chiefs have good shot at history#3 (up 1 spot)Rookie J.J. Nelson had four catches for 142 yards on Sunday night. It’s unfair how deep Arizona is at receiver.PFT’s Week 12 power rankings#3 (holding steady)The team that can’t lose in prime time barely won.USA Today Power Rankings#3 (up 1 spot)Let’s give Carson Palmer some MVP mentions, too, especially after he’s fired off 11 TDs over past three weeks. Arizona Cardinals Fans in the first half during an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires NFL Power Rankings, Week 12: Cards jump Bengals; Eagles sink#3 (up 1 spot)Another steady step up the rankings for the Cardinals, who are now sturdily in the three-hole. What makes for a solid hitter in the three-hole? Someone who has a balanced approach — someone who can hit for power and take a few pitches, and who is generally better at hitting to all fields than the cleanup man. Tell me that doesn’t describe Arizona under Bruce Arians. The Cards can run the football with two quality RBs, and Carson Palmer distributes the ball while being able to connect deep when appropriate. Would love to see the Cardinals win their first Super Bowl this season. But let’s not put the victory beret before the headset. #Arians2015 NFL Power Rankings: Week 12#4 (down 1 spot)The Cardinals have scored 336 points through 10 games. They scored 326 points, including playoffs, all of last season. Comments   Share   center_img Week 12 Power Rankings: Dangerous Seahawks climb back into top 10#3 (up 1 spot)Once Bruce Arians had that all-important “Hey, you don’t play for the Bengals anymore, stop throwing them the ball” discussion with Carson Palmer Sunday night, the Cardinals’ offense again took off. The star? J.J. Nelson, Arizona’s latest find at wide receiver.2015 NFL Power Rankings: Week 12#3 (holding steady)When the Cardinals needed it most, Carson Palmer led a game-winning field goal drive against Cincinnati by throwing passes of 19, 18 and then 20 yards, with no timeouts. Arizona is legit and a Week 16 game against the Packers could loom large for playoff seeding. View season trend.NFL Power Rankings: Where Does Every Team Rank Heading into Week 12?#3 (up 1 spot)Over the next two weeks, Arizona can essentially claim a division title with a pair of victories over the San Francisco 49ers and the St. Louis Rams. The Cards would then be 10-2 overall and 4-1 in the division with only four games to play, including a final meeting with the Seahawks. The Cardinals already hold a three-game lead in the division. A major collapse would be needed for Seattle to make any type of move. NFL power rankings 2015, Week 12: Seahawks, Texans move up; Vikings, Falcons drop#3 (holding steady)The Cardinals proved they’re not to be trifled with by winning a great game over the Bengals on Sunday Night Football. Arizona’s offense continues to be deadly, and in the last two games have posted 73 points against two of the league’s better scoring defenses in Seattle and Cincinnati. Carson Palmer is dealing it right now, and the Cardinals have a surplus of weaponry to work with. – / 31 Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling There’s not much room to move for the Cardinals to move up in the NFL power rankings, but they did make a slight push after the Cincinnati win — except on ESPN’s poll, which actually dropped them one position.Here’s how the Cardinals stand in various power rankings from around the league heading into Week 12. Top Stories last_img read more

Golf meets archaeology to raise funds for UCy excavations

first_imgA GOLF club in Paphos has teamed up with a professor of archelogy to create a unique event combining the two that will be open to members and non-members to raise money for UCy excavations.‘The Ancient Pafos Open‘  will be hosted at Eléa Golf Club on June 11, and both members and non- members are being encouraged to register an interest as soon as possible before the places are snapped up, said Eirini Zinouli, the club’s sales and marketing manager.The unique tournament is also being organised in cooperation with Gabriel’s Tavern in Kouklia, where the digs have taken place.“The idea is to raise funds for the archaeological excavations conducted by the University of Cyprus at Kouklia-Palaepaphos,” Zinouli told the Sunday Mail.The event involves a round of golf, a guided tour of an area of excavations by Professor Maria Iacovou (Department of History and Archaeology, Archaeological Research Unit) while her team, mostly undergraduate student volunteers will be digging on site.This will be followed by a buffet dinner at Gabriel’s Tavern at Kouklia.“Participants will be visiting two newly discovered and very extensive monuments – dated from the 6th century BC – that were unknown and invisible until a few years ago. The monuments were constructed by the royal dynasty of Ancient Paphos,” said Zinouli.Zinouli said that the event came about following a meeting with Iacovou last summer where the golf club registered an interest in supporting the works in Kouklia.“We are only ten minutes or so from Kouklia and we are very supportive of this purpose. It is important to give information about ancient Paphos and we care about local society and historical evidence,” she said.The University of Cyprus launched a landscape analysis project in 2006, Palaepaphos Urban Landscape Project (PULP),the target of which is to conduct fieldwork and research in the ancient polity of Paphos (modern Kouklia), an extended archaeological site that is also known as Palaepaphos.“They have experienced a high degree of success”, she said.According to the department of antiquities, the completion of the university of Cyprus 2016 field project in the economic-administrative citadel of ancient Paphos, revealed two monuments.They were both unknown prior to the initiation of the landscape analysis project (2006-2016).The excavations of Hadjiabdoulla found it houses an extensive storage and industrial complex, whilst the nearby impressive man-made mount of Laona, was also uncovered.Apparently, the plateau of Hadjiabdoulla, east of the sanctuary of Aphrodite, had functioned as the centre of the royal dynasty that ruled Paphos up to the end of the 4th century BC.An announcement from the antiquities department said: “The stone-built complex under investigation extends over 65m, along the plateau’s northern edge. It consists of stepped terraces built down the slope, subdivided into production and storage units by means of long cross-walls and parallel retaining walls.”In 2016, field methods were modified in order to ensure the collection and state of the art analysis of sensitive data from the workrooms and industrial units sealed under collapsed walls and roof materials.The method was initiated in collaboration with specialised Wiener Laboratory of the American School of Classical Studies in Athens.Samples were taken for specialist studies, and students were trained in the selection process of bio-data.As well as agricultural products, such as olives, grapes and wheat, the handling and storage of which was confirmed at the complex, the excavation team also came across an important discovery: a thick layer of crushed murex shells, which was found lying on the floor of one of the units.“It is the first time that archaeological data confirm the production of the precious and expensive purple dye (from the murex shells) in Cyprus,” said the department.The second discovery, the Laona mount is situated 75m north of the Hadjiabdoulla complex and is a man-made tumulus (an ancient burial mound) of significant dimensions. Its summit rises to 114.20m above sea level and is a mortuary monument built in order to preserve the memory of renowned individuals.According to the department of antiquities, this is extremely rare in ancient Cyprus.“This and its unusual construction with thick horizontal layers of marl alternating with layers of red soil, make the Laona tumulus a special if not unique monument in the Cypriot landscape.”Whilst red soil could be collected from the surrounding areas, marl had to be quarried from its geological environment, and then transported – most probably by carts- to where the mount was raised.It has been estimated that the construction of the burial mound required 9,888 cubic metres of marl and red soil in total.“The ceramic material collected suggest that the tumulus was erected in the 3rd century BC and likely that it was related to the political program of the Ptolemy’s.”Ptolemy Soter had taken over Cyprus at the start of the 3rd century BC and had proceeded to eliminate the island’s autonomous city-kingdoms.Also found at the site were two well preserved staircases which face each other and probably led up to towers. A mud rampart was also uncovered but remains mostly hidden due to concerns over erosion from the weather. It is thought to have been constructed late in the 6th century BC.“This is a wonderful opportunity for members and non-members, but places are limited. We wanted to do something for members, guests and locals” said ZinouliTo reserve a place please contact Elea Golf Shop at 26 202001 or email You May LikeFigLeaf Beta AppGet Maximum Privacy with Minimum EffortFigLeaf Beta AppUndoTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionOne Thing All Liars Have in Common, Brace YourselfTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionUndoTotal Battle – Online Strategy GameIf You’re PC User This Strategy Game Is A Must-Have!Total Battle – Online Strategy GameUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoTwo arrested in connection with attempted murderUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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