Greek Soccer Brawl Hurts 4

first_imgATHENS — Police say four Belgian soccer fans have been treated in the hospital for minor injuries following a brawl in Athens hours before a Europa League match between Olympiakos and Anderlecht.Police say several dozen Belgian fans were attacked by youths at a bar in the city’s Gazi district early Feb. 25. The match will be played later the same day at Karaiskakis Stadium in nearby Piraeus.Police say 35 people were detained. Six of them were arrested for public disturbance offenses and the others were released without charge.The Belgian club won the first leg 1-0 in Brussels on Feb. 18.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

New Post in Integrity Commission to Strengthen Management Structure

first_imgStory Highlights Leader of Government Business in the Upper House, Senator Kamina Johnson Smith, says creating the post of Executive Director to head the proposed Integrity Commission will serve to strengthen the management structure of the new body.“We feel very strongly that this was the right path to have established that posting. (This) also allowed us to expand the responsibilities of management under that body (Integrity Commission),” she said.Senator Johnson Smith was responding to concerns raised by the Opposition in regard to the creation of this post as an amendment in the Integrity Commission Act, 2017. She was piloting the Bill during Friday’s (July 14) sitting of the Senate.She explained that the Government felt this lone post was a better arrangement than having Directors of the three divisions of the body report directly to the Commissioners, as was previously stipulated in the Bill.The Integrity Commission is to be formed through the merger of the Commission for the Prevention of Corruption, Integrity Commission and the Office of the Contractor General.The new body will have three Directors heading the information and complaints, investigation and corruption prosecution divisions.The Bill is aimed at promoting and enhancing standards of ethical conduct for Parliamentarians, public officials and other persons by consolidating laws relating to the prevention of corruption and the award of Government contracts and prescribed licences.It makes provisions for the establishment of the Integrity Commission, a new anti-corruption agency that will be responsible for investigating alleged or suspected acts of corruption; preventing, identifying and prosecuting corruption; and monitoring the award and discharge of Government contracts and prescribed licences.Mrs. Johnson Smith also pointed to other changes that have been made to clarify the responsibilities of specific members of the Commission. She noted that the individual who would have been referred to as the Director of Administration in the original Bill is now the Director of Information and Complaints.The Executive Director will assume the responsibilities previously assigned to the Director of Administration.“So now the Director of Information and Complaints has full responsibility for statutory declarations, information, and so on, removing duplication or possible conflicts,” she said.The Executive Director will be tasked with the day-to-day management of the affairs of the Commission. This person will also be responsible for coordinating the functions of the Commission; ensuring the timely implementation of the decisions and directions of the Commission; submitting quarterly reports to the Commission; and developing and implementing operational policies and procedures in relation to the functions of the Commission.The Executive Director will be appointed by the Governor-General based on the recommendation of the Commission. This individual will hold the office for a five-year period, after which he or she will be eligible for reappointment.Debate on the Bill will continue. Senator Johnson Smith was responding to concerns raised by the Opposition in regard to the creation of this post as an amendment in the Integrity Commission Act, 2017. She was piloting the Bill during Friday’s (July 14) sitting of the Senate. The Bill is aimed at promoting and enhancing standards of ethical conduct for Parliamentarians, public officials and other persons by consolidating laws relating to the prevention of corruption and the award of Government contracts and prescribed licences. Leader of Government Business in the Upper House, Senator Kamina Johnson Smith, says creating the post of Executive Director to head the proposed Integrity Commission will serve to strengthen the management structure of the new body.last_img read more

Province Launches My Nova Scotia Regional Tourism Campaign

first_imgEnthusiastic Nova Scotians will get a chance to become television stars in a regional tourism campaign, which kicks off today, March 14. The My Nova Scotia campaign, designed to attract more visitors from the Atlantic region, will feature Nova Scotians in a television advertising promotion. “I want to invite all Nova Scotians to take this opportunity to show their love for our beautiful province and celebrate the amazing experiences we have to offer,” said Percy Paris, Minister of Economic and Rural Development and Tourism. “We know there are many passionate and talented people in our province, and we want them to come out and audition, and tell people from across the region why they must experience Nova Scotia for themselves.” A television commercial featuring Mr. Paris encouraging Nova Scotians to participate, begins airing today. Auditions will launch in Yarmouth on Monday, April 4. The My Nova Scotia audition bus will travel to 14 communities across the province to find talented individuals who can express what they love most about Nova Scotia in a compelling and enthusiastic manner. Auditions will also be held at Saltscapes Expo, April 29-May 1. Twenty-one winners will star in the television campaign, airing May 9 to Sept. 26. “In 2010, 53 per cent of visitors to Nova Scotia came from Atlantic Canada,” said Mr. Paris. “It is one of our most important markets, and the My Nova Scotia campaign is an innovative way to provide these potential visitors with compelling reasons to visit. It will help us continue to build our tourism industry and grow the economy.” Contestants can audition at any of the campaign tour stops or upload a video to All videos will be available to the public on the website. The contest is open to all legal residents of Nova Scotia. For more information, visit read more

PMKisan Pension Farmers contribution to be 100month

first_imgNew Delhi: Farmers will have to contribute Rs 100 per month under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Pension Yojana that seeks to provide minimum fixed monthly pension of Rs 3,000 on attainment of 60 years, according to the government. The central government will also contribute an equal amount to the pension fund to be managed by the LIC, which will be responsible for the pension payout, it said. The Modi 2.0 government in its first cabinet meeting had approved a separate pension scheme for farmers with an aim to cover 5 crore beneficiaries in the first three years, which would cost the exchequer Rs 10,774.5 crore per annum. Discussing the new scheme with state agriculture ministers through a video conference, Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar urged all states and union territories to roll out the programme at the earliest. Tomar urged the states to start enrolling farmers in the age group of 18-40 years besides taking measures to create awareness about the scheme, an official statement said. The minister said, “The beneficiary would be required to contribute Rs 100 per month at median entry age of 29 years.” The central government will also contribute an equal amount to the pension fund to be managed by the LIC, which will be responsible for the pension payout.last_img read more

TSX sets new record high on strengthening energy stocks loonie loses ground

first_imgCanada’s largest stock index set a new record Friday buoyed by energy and gold stocks, as Wall Street advanced on strong technology earnings.The S&P/TSX composite moved up 61.88 points to 15,953.51, breaking a previous high of 15,922.37 set on Feb. 21.Shares in oil and gas companies led the charge, with energy “having a really good day,” said Peggy Bowie, senior equity trader at Manulife Asset Management.The energy sector gained on average 2.61 per cent as the price of oil rose, with the December crude contract gaining US$1.26 to US$53.90 per barrel.“It’s definitely, I would have to say, buoyancy on the hope of growth,” Bowie said of the commodity’s upward movement.The promise of growth in the American market coupled with OPEC’s upcoming November meeting where members may decide to extend their production cuts is moving the price of oil, she said.Shares in the gold sector also helped lift the TSX, gaining 0.72 per cent on average, as the December gold contract advanced US$2.20 to US$1,271.80 an ounce.On Wall Street, two indices had record-setting growth. The S&P 500 index advanced 20.67 points to 2,581.07 and the Nasdaq composite index climbed 144.49 points to 6,701.26.Meanwhile, the Dow Jones industrial average gained 33.33 points to 23,434.19.“Today is a fascinating day because of tech,” said Bowie. “Very strong numbers blew everything out of the water.”Two tech giants, Alphabet and Microsoft, beat analyst expectations with their most recent earnings reports, sending their stocks up 5.1 per cent and 7.5 per cent respectively. Intel, Apple and Facebook shares all moved up as well.The tech sector boost came on the same day the U.S. Commerce Department said the American economy grew three per cent between July and September. The GDP growth was larger than expected and didn’t dip despite two major hurricanes during that time.In currency markets, the Canadian dollar was trading at an average price of 77.68 cents US, down 0.26 of a U.S. cent.Elsewhere in commodities, the December natural gas contract shed nearly nine cents to about US$2.96 per mmBTU and the December copper contract dropped about seven cents to roughly US$3.10 a pound.— With files from the Associated PressBy Aleksandra Sagan in Vancouver.Follow @AleksSagan on Twitter.last_img read more

Subdued housing market predicted in BC through 2021 Central 1 Credit Union

first_imgVANCOUVER — Another dismal forecast for British Columbia’s housing market, one day after the Canadian Real Estate Associate predicted home sales will continue to dip in the province next year.Central One Credit Union, which provides services to more than 300 credit unions across Canada, says in its housing forecast for 2018 to 2021 that B.C. experienced a “mild provincial housing recession” this year.The report points to the federal government’s mortgage stress test, higher interest rates and various provincial policy measures for the downturn and predicts “rising but subdued sales” over the next three years, with little movement in median home prices.Bryan Yu, Central 1’s deputy chief economist, says builders have noted the shift and the result is a sharp drop in housing starts since September, especially in urban areas. He says starts in B.C. are predicted to fall to about 32,000 units in each of the next two years after nearly 40,000 units were under construction this year and 43,500 in 2017.But the update also predicts positive housing market outlooks in some areas, including Vancouver Island, where retirees fuel the market, and in Northern B.C., where demand is boosted by a liquefied natural gas project and associated pipelines.As work ramps up on the $40-billion LNG Canada project in and around Kitimat, Central 1 says housing markets in the north are forecast to outperform those in southern B.C., which were hit the hardest this year.“Sales in B.C.’s combined metro markets of Vancouver, Abbotsford-Mission, Kelowna and Victoria are down 40 per cent compared with the end of 2017, led by the Lower Mainland markets,” Yu says in a news release. The report shows annual resale home transactions plunged 17 per cent in 2018 and median resale prices slipped two per cent to $520,000.“Gone are the days of rapid price escalation,” says Yu.Negative growth in residential investment will drag on the broader B.C. economy, but the Central 1 update says the effect should be blunted by ongoing consumer demand linked to the lowest unemployment rate in Canada, high job vacancy rates, wage gains and population growth.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

TSX up slightly BlackBerry flat as Fairfax Financial makes US9 a share

by Malcolm Morrison, The Canadian Press Posted Sep 23, 2013 8:34 am MDT TSX up slightly, BlackBerry flat as Fairfax Financial makes US$9 a share offer TORONTO – The Toronto stock market closed little changed Monday as resource stocks failed to benefit from strong Chinese manufacturing data while BlackBerry shares (TSX:BB) (Nasdaq:BBRY) finished flat following a move to take the company private.The S&P/TSX composite index edged up 4.73 points to 12,811.2.BlackBerry has signed a letter of intent with a consortium led by its biggest shareholder, Fairfax Financial (TSX:FFH), that involves shareholders getting US$9 a share. The Waterloo, Ont.,-based company’s shares were unchanged from Friday at $9.08 as some analysts were clearly unimpressed by the offer. On the Nasdaq, the shares rose 9.5 cents to US$8.82.“This deal is an excellent example of another great Canadian takeunder, as opposed to takeover,” observed Chris King, portfolio manager at Morgan, Meighen and Associates.“If one were to take a cash per share value, a reasonable range of value for intellectual property, and that there is value in the BBM, and co-location of exchange servers in major companies, the offer value seems to be low. The deal is structured to allow for competing bids, so hopefully a strategic purchaser might emerge.”Word of the proposed sale came as BlackBerry stock sunk as much as seven per cent in the morning, on top of a 16 per cent plunge Friday after the company warned of a huge second-quarter loss of almost $1 billion amid plunging sales of its new smartphones. It’s also slashing about 4,500 jobs.BlackBerry releases its quarterly results Friday.It was a much different story at Apple. Its stock rose almost five per cent to US$490.64 after it said shoppers had snapped up nine million of the newest iPhones since the devices rolled out Friday.The Canadian dollar was up 0.13 of a cent to 97.23 cents US.The potential for a budget fight in Washington pushed American markets lower.The Dow Jones industrials was down 49.71 points to 15,401.38 while the Nasdaq declined 9.44 points to 3,765.29 and the S&P 500 index slipped 8.07 points to 1,701.84.With no indications of an early reduction in quantitative easing, investors are now turning their focus to the possibility of a government shutdown amid negotiations to raise the U.S. debt ceiling.Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke said last week that concerns over the latest fiscal showdown was a factor in the U.S. central bank’s decision to maintain its asset purchase program. The Fed surprised markets by not announcing that it would start tapering its monthly US$85 billion of bond purchases.The TSX telecom sector was up 1.16 per cent on news that Telus (TSX:T), Bell Mobility (TSX:BCE), Rogers Communications (TSX:RCI.B) and Quebecor’s Videotron (TSX:QBR.B) were among the prominent telecom companies that have put down a deposit to take part in Canada’s wireless spectrum auction next January. Industry Canada says that a total of 15 participants have put down the deposit for the auction, all of them domestic. Telus led the pack, up 86 cents to $35.44.Commodity prices were lower despite signs that the world’s second-biggest economy is gradually recovering from a prolonged slowdown.The preliminary version of HSBC’s purchasing managers’ index for China climbed to a six-month high of 51.2 from 50.1 in August on a 100-point scale. Numbers above 50 indicate an expansion in activity.November crude on the New York Mercantile Exchange dropped $1.16 to US$103.59 a barrel. Prices fell almost four per cent last week amid dealmaking aimed at eliminating Syria’s chemical weapons and the energy sector edged up 0.08 per cent. Suncor Energy (TSX:SU) improved by 28 cents to C$37.17.The gold sector was down almost two per cent while December bullion declined $5.50 to US$1,327 an ounce. Goldcorp Inc. (TSX:G) faded 71 cents to C$26.25.The base metals sector slipped one per cent as December copper lost two cents to US$3.30 a pound. HudBay Minerals (TSX:HBM) gave back 25 cents to C$8.36.Elsewhere on the corporate front, Calgary-based fertilizer producer Agrium Inc. (TSX:AGU) said its third-quarter results will be negatively affected by soft prices and lower sales volumes in its wholesale operations. It says wholesale earnings before interest and tax will be about $200 million lower than in the same period last year.Agrium also said it will increase its annual dividend 50 per cent to US$3 a share per share, but its stock fell $4.01 to $89.49. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Ban arrives in Burundi in support of UN efforts to resolve political

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (right) is welcomed by Gaston Sindimwo (centre right), First Vice-President of the Republic of Burundi, on his arrival in Bujumbura. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (centre) is welcomed by Gaston Sindimwo (centre right), First Vice-President of the Republic of Burundi, on his arrival in Bujumbura. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (centre right) meets with representatives of humanitarian non-governmental organizations of Burundi. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (centre right) meets with representatives of political parties of Burundi. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe After a stop in Nairobi, Kenya, Mr, Ban was greeted on arrival in Bujumbura by the First Vice-President, Gaston Sindimwo, the Foreign Minister, Alain Nyamitwe, and other Government officials, as well as his Special Envoy to Burundi, Jamal Benomar, and by the Coordinator UN resident Paolo Lembo, said the UN office in Bujumbura.In Kenya, the Secretary-General was briefed by the Director-General of the UN Office in Nairobi (UNON), Sahle-Work Zewde, and Kenya’s Minister for Education, Fred Matiangi. Burundi was thrown into crisis this past April when President Nkurunziza decided to run for a controversial third term that he went on to win in July. To date, it has been reported that more than 400 people have been killed, more than 240,000 have fled the nation, and thousands more have been arrested and possibly subjected to human rights violations. The UN chief is then expected to leave Burundi on Tuesday for the Democratic Republic of Congo on the second leg of an Africa tour. He is expected to be in Goma to visit people impacted by the insecurity and humanitarian crisis in the region, including those living in camps for internally displaced people, according to a statement on his schedule. The next day, the Secretary-General will be in Kinshasa, where he will preside at the opening session of the Great Lakes Private Sector Investment Conference. He is also expected to meet with the President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Joseph Kabila, as well as several Government officials and political and civil society representatives. On Thursday, 25 February, the Secretary-General will head to Juba, South Sudan, where he is expected to meet with President Salva Kiir as well as visit a protection of civilians’ site that is run by the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS). A wide view of Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s meeting with representatives of humanitarian non-governmental organizations of Burundi. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe ‹ › read more

Veszprem part ways with Antonio Carlos Ortega

← Previous Story EHF CL 2015/2016 Group C: FC Porto and Meshkov Brest convincing at the start! Next Story → BOMB, BOMB, BOMBAČ: PICK Szeged beat Kielce! Hungarian champions Veszprem sacked Spanish coach Antonio Carlos Ortega! The decision was taken after the first match at the VELUX EHF Champions League against Orlen Wisla Plock, which was ended 27:27 in Orlen Arena by the goal of home team in the last seconds of the clash, finds out Despite the existing contract until summer 2017, the VELUX EHF Champions League finalist from the last season, decided to break cooperation with the coach who repeated the biggest success in the club’s history in Cologne.Antonio Carlos Ortega came to Veszprem in 2012. Since than, Veszprem won all domestic trophies with fourth place at the VELUX EHF Champions League FINAL4 in 2014 and the second in 2015. Hungarians won also regional SEHA GAZPROM League in season 2014/2015 with impressive winning run – 19/1.Veszprem began season successfully by winning domestic Super Cup. Nagy, Ilic and Co. played at the IHF Super Globe Final in Doha ten days ago, where they were defeated against German Fuchse Berlin.Veszprem are the first team at VELUX  EHF Champions League who sacked the coach in the new season.An interim solution until appointment of the new coach will be Ortega’s assistant  – Xavi Sabate. Antonio Carlos Ortegaveszprem read more

Linux revient sur la PS3

first_imgLinux revient sur la PS3États-Unis – Microsoft avait banni Linux de sa console PS3 grâce à une mise à jour. Mais un hacker nommé Geohot a réussi à contourner les restrictions du constructeur pour réinstaller le système sur la console. Voilà qui devrait faire des heureux !Il n’a fallu que quelques jours à Geohot, célèbre hacker, pour contourner le système de Microsoft. Le 1er avril dernier, l’éditeur américain avait annoncé retirer Linux de sa console grâce à une mise à jour. À lire aussiMicrosoft préparerait trois nouvelles versions de sa tablette tactile SurfacePour certains possesseurs qui avaient installé le système, cela signifiait la suppression pure et simple de plusieurs fichiers de leurs consoles. Mais le hacker Geohot a réussi à réinitialiser la fonction d’installation d’un système d’exploitation secondaire (“Install other OS”) en reprenant un fichier tiré d’une ancienne mise à jour. La méthode pourrait apparaître prochainement sur le blog de Geohot. Mais Sony n’a certainement pas dit son dernier mot et une prochaine actualisation pourrait à nouveau faire disparaître Linux de ses consoles.Le 9 avril 2010 à 12:46 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Les particules plus rapides que la lumière une erreur expérimentale

first_imgLes particules plus rapides que la lumière : une erreur expérimentale ?D’après la revue Science, la découverte de particules plus rapides que la lumière serait en fait due à une erreur expérimentale, plus précisément à un mauvais branchement entre un GPS et un ordinateur. C’est un rebondissement totalement inattendue. En septembre dernier, des physiciens du CERN et du CNRS avaient fait une découverte révolutionnaire. Au cours d’une expérience, ceux-ci avaient observé que des particules étaient capables de se déplacer à une vitesse supérieure à celle de la lumière, une limite normalement considérée comme infranchissable. Annoncée, la découverte avait alors bouleversé le monde de la science, suggérant que la théorie de la relativité d’Einstein pouvait être erronée. Au cours des semaines suivantes, les chercheurs ont renouvelé leur expérience mais rien n’y a fait : les neutrinos se sont encore déplacés plus rapidement que la lumière. À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Aujourd’hui, toutefois, la revue Science révèle sur son site internet que cette découverte révolutionnaire pourrait n’être en fait que le fruit d’une erreur expérimentale. En effet, il pourrait s’agir d’une mesure erronée due à un mauvais branchement entre le récepteur d’un GPS et la carte électronique d’un ordinateur utilisés au cours des expériences, selon “des sources proches” des travaux. La revue Science explique ainsi qu’en arrangeant le branchement, les chercheurs auraient constaté que les données arrivaient 60 nanosecondes plus tôt que supposé. Un laps de temps qui expliquerait la “supervitesse” des particules, supérieure de 6 kilomètres par seconde à la vitesse de la lumière.Suite à cette annonce, James Gillies, porte-parole du CERN, a confirmé l’information. “C’est une explication possible. Mais nous n’en saurons pas plus avant d’avoir effectué de nouveaux tests”, a-t-il dit. Les chercheurs s’apprêtent donc à renouveler les expériences pour savoir si oui ou non il s’agissait bien d’une erreur. Le 23 février 2012 à 09:55 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Climate Change Brings Out Beautiful NightShining Clouds

first_img Maybe climate change isn’t all bad…Increased water vapor in Earth’s atmosphere, a consequence of human activity, makes shimmering, high-altitude clouds more visible.Noctilucent, or night-shining, clouds form some 50 miles above the planet’s surface, when water vapor freezes around specs of dust from incoming meteors.It sounds oddly romantic.The first noted observation of noctilucent clouds came after the 1885 eruption of the Krakatoa volcano, which spewed massive amounts of water vapor into the air.Sightings became more common in the 20th century, and by the 1990s, scientists began to wonder whether climate change was to blame.“We speculate that the clouds have always been there, but the chance to see one was very, very poor, in historical times,” according to lead study author Franz-Josef Lübken, an atmospheric scientist at the Leibniz Institute of Atmospheric Physics in Kühlungsborn, Germany.Using satellite observations and climate models, researchers simulated how increased greenhouse gases from burning fossil fuels contributed to the formation of night-shining clouds over the past 150 years.Methane emissions in particular have increased water vapor concentrations in the mesosphere by 40 percent since the late 1800s.“Our methane emissions are impacting the atmosphere beyond just temperature change and chemical composition,” Ilissa Seroka, an atmospheric scientist at the Environmental Defense Fund in Washington, D.C., told the American Geophysical Union (AGU).Noctilucent clouds over the city of Wismar, Germany in July 2015 (via Leibniz Institute of Atmospheric Physics)“We now detect a distinct response in clouds,” Seroka, who was not involved in the study, said.Don’t expect to spot puffs of noctilucent smoke every night this season. Unlike the cumulus, stratus, cirrus, and nimbus clouds that form less than 10 miles in the sky, the night-shining phenomenon exists above the ozone layer, weather balloons, and meteors, where temperatures must be cold enough for ice crystals to form.And, they’re only visible at dawn and dusk, when the Sun illuminates them from below the horizon.Still, if photos are anything to go by, noctilucent clouds are a spectacle I am adding to my bucket list. Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Amazon Employees Join Sept. 20 Global Climate WalkoutResearchers Transform CO2 Into Liquid Fuel center_img Stay on targetlast_img read more

Progressive Business Media Sold to BridgeTower Media

first_imgN.C.-based Progressive Business Media (PBM), a b2b publisher primarily serving the home furnishings industry, has been sold to Minneapolis-based BridgeTower Media for an undisclosed amount.As part of the sale, all of PBM’s events, industry research services, and magazines—which include Furniture Today, Exterior Design, Casual Living, Designers Today, HFN, and Gifts and Decorative Accessories—will be integrated into BridgeTower’s expanding b2b portfolio.Owned by parent company GateHouse Media, BridgeTower publishes a number of regional business and legal journals as well as the b2b magazine Pet Age, and serves five spaces across over 20 markets in the U.S.Acquired from Sandow Media in 2013 by CEO Matthew Slaine, PBM, formerly known as the Furniture Today Media Group, has nearly 100 employees and serves a marketing client base of over 1200. “Our talented group of employees have built one of the country’s leading business media companies, with world-class marketing solutions and the highest quality content. Together we launched new brands, new products, and new franchise events that bring communities together. I am pleased that BridgeTower sees the value in PBM and its significant future potential,” said Slaine in a statement. “BridgeTower’s knowledge and experience in b2b media will help propel PBM even further in the years to come.”This merger marks the fifth acquisition for BridgeTower since 2016, which includes the purchases of Color Magazine and SC Biz News in 2017.“PBM is a natural fit for our growing portfolio of b2b titles, events and marketing solutions,” said CEO of BridgeTower Adam Reinebach, in a statement. “Our businesses have a shared mission to connect and inform the business communities that we serve. We’re excited to add PBM’s expertise in home furnishings and gifts to our team and are looking forward to leveraging our B2B marketing capabilities to provide additional solutions for subscribers and clients alike.”VP of sales, Catherine Silver, who had joined PBM last year and played a big role in leading the company’s growth, was promoted to president of PBM with oversight of day-to-day operations. She will report to Reinebach in this new role.Slaine, who is exiting the company, said, “It has been an honor to work alongside so many talented and wonderful people including our extraordinary clients. I am proud of the role we play in the success of our clients’ businesses and grateful for the relationships we have developed.” Further leadership departures or layoffs have not yet been announced.last_img read more

BSE closes points 8573 down on November 6

first_imgNew Delhi, November 6 (ANI): Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed 85.73 points down to stand at 20889.06. At the National Stock Exchange the Nifty closed 38.00 points down to stand at 6,215.15. Neyveli Lignite and Torrent Power Ltd. were among the top gainers of Group A with an increase of 14.66% and 11.96% along with Motherson Sumi Systems Ltd. and Gujarat State Petronet with an increase of 5.04% and 5.00% respectively, while the top losers of Group A include Indian Bank and IRB Infra with a decrease of 8.00% and 6.61% along with Syndicate Bank and Federal Bank with a decrease of 5.53% and 4.80% at the close of the markets. The Auto sector is down 79.01 points at 12,207.84 while the banking sector is down 246.07 points at 12,891.62 and the realty sector is down 27.88 points at 1,359.73. The Indian currency is down 0.92% at Rs 62.19 per dollar.last_img read more

3 workers die inhaling toxic gas in Gopalganj

first_imgThree workers were killed after inhaling toxic gas in a reservoir tank at Thanapara in Gopalganj on Friday.The deceased were identified as Nur Islam, 30, son of Harez, Jahidur Munshi, son of Asad Munshi, and Sumon, a resident of Arpara village of Sadar Upazila, reports UNB.Md Nurul Amin Sheikh Biplob, no 2 ward councilor of Gopalganj municipality, said the three workers got down in the tank of an under-construction building around 10:00am for cleaning it.As no response was found from them, other workers climbed down the tank and found them dead inside it.On information, a team of fire service recovered the bodies around 1:45pm.last_img read more

Party Politics 74 Is The US Senate up for Grabs

first_imgTom Copeland/APWaves from Hurricane Florence pound the Bogue Inlet Pier in Emerald Isle N.C., Thursday, Sept. 13.With recent polling showing that races thought to be trending Republican as suddenly competitive, control of the U.S. Senate might be shifting. Podcast hosts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jay Aiyer analyze three of the most talked about Senate races in the country—Florida, Arizona, and Texas. X 00:00 /29:13 To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: NATIONAL TOPICS:– Hurricane Florence—the strange politics already at play, including the transfer of $10 million from FEMA to ICE, and President Trump questioning the death toll in Puerto Rico from Hurricane Maria– Presidents Bush and Obama hit the campaign trail for Republicans and Democrats.– Immigration crisis: Attorney General Jeff Sessions says immigration judges should show no mercy, and almost 13,000 minors remain in immigration detention.– President Trump brags about the economy… but is it incorrect?TEXAS TOPICS:– Remember The Alamo? State Board of Education looks to make curriculum changes. PC run amok, or are revisions needed?– Texas state budget poised to spend less on education because of rising local property values.– Democratic Congressman Henry Cuellar fundraising…for Republicans?– State Representative Ron Reynolds heads to jail.– Governor Greg Abbott says no more red light cameras. The “Mayor” of Texas is at it again!You can subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts. Tweet us using #PartyPoliticsPod or email Party Politics is produced by Don Geraci, the audio engineer is Todd Hulslander and our digital editor is Al Ortiz. This article is part of the Party Politics podcast Share Listenlast_img read more

Tourist dies skydiving in Playa del Carmen

first_imgPlaya del Carmen, Q.R. — Updated: A tourist in Playa del Carmen has died after his parachute failed to open.The accident occurred around 1:30 p.m. Friday when the 48-year-old Guatemalan man jumped from the plane. Witnesses say when the man jumped, his chute didn’t open, sending him crashing to the ground.The man was found by paramedics in a green area around 66th Street in the Luis Donaldo Colosio neighborhood. Lifeguards were the first on scene to provide medical aid, however, paramedics arrived to find he was already without vital signs.Ministerial police arrived to carry out the corresponding investigation and tend to the family of the man.The director of Civil Protection said they will determine any suspension or closure of the company, which was not officially named.The deceased has been identified as J.C.C.B., 48 of Guatemala. He was vacationing in Riviera Maya with his family.Update: An investigation into the parachute death of a tourist in Playa del Carmen has found that the man used his own equipment for the jump.Juan Carlos Medina Sosa, head of Civil Protection in Solidaridad, says that the company Skymex Dive rented him a plane, however, he used his own equipment for the jump.“He rented a plane at the airport of Playa del Carmen, however, he brought his personal equipment, his own equipment that at the time of descending to the mainland, he miscalculated, which did not give him time to open his parachute.“For that reason he suffered the fall”, explained Medina Sosa. He added that there will be no sanction or closure of the company since they were not at fault.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

The 2015 Pro Bowl will be played on Sunday Jan 2

first_imgThe 2015 Pro Bowl will be played on Sunday, Jan. 25 at 6:00 p.m. at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Campbell’s 7.0 sacks this season are the second-highest on the team and his 43.5 career sacks rank sixth on Arizona’s franchise list. His team-leading 54 tackles this season makes 2014 his sixth consecutive season with at least 50 tackles and six sacks, an extension of his own franchise record. He has started 13 games this season (he was out for two with a knee injury). Campbell also ranks second on the team with 10 tackles-for-loss and 17 quarterback pressures. Bethel joins radio analyst Ron Wolfley (1986-89) as the only players in franchise history to earn multiple Pro Bowl selections as a special teams player. He leads the Cardinals for the third straight year in special teams tackles with 18.Peterson becomes just the 11th player in Cardinals history (and fifth defensive player) to be chosen to four consecutive Pro Bowls. It is his third-straight selection as a cornerback, as he was selected as a kick returner as a rookie in 2011. Peterson joins Hall of Famers Jim Brown, Barry Sanders and Emmitt Smith as the only players in NFL history to be chosen to four Pro Bowls before their 25th birthday. He has three picks (one for a touchdown return), 44 tackles, eight passes defensed and one sack this season. ErrorOK ErrorOK Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Top Stories 0 Comments   Share   Arizona Cardinals defensive end Calais Campbell, cornerback Patrick Peterson and special teamer Justin Bethel have all been named to the 2015 Pro Bowl team, the NFL announced Tuesday. Corner Antonio Cromartie and receiver Larry Fitzgerald are alternates.This is Campbell’s first-ever Pro Bowl nod. He was named an alternate in 2013, and is the first Arizona defensive end to be selected to the Pro Bowl since Bertrand Berry in 2004. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and sellinglast_img read more