60 Quebec primary school students involved in cutting in First Nations community

first_imgMONTREAL – An elementary school says more than 60 students have cut one another or themselves with sharpening blades in an Atikamekw First Nations community in Quebec.The Seskitin primary school in Wemotaci announced on its Facebook page Friday it learned on Thursday about the incidents.Wemotaci is located about 400 kilometres north of Montreal.The Facebook post says certain students encouraged others to use blades to cut themselves and their peers in what the school called a group phenomenon.Seskitin school says the students involved were of various ages.The police and representatives from the community’s social services department said no one was immediately able to give further details.Band leaders could not be reached for comment.The school said the cutting occurred for the most off school grounds, but added that some students used the blades in class and in the schoolyard.last_img read more

KVICs Honey Mission blooms across nation

first_imgAt a time when there is an active demonstration abroad for saving the Honey-bees for maintaining ecological balance, back home in India, Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) has distributed more than one lakh bee-boxes among the farmers and unemployed youths across the nation in less than two years.Following the clarion call of ‘Sweet Revolution’ given by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the KVIC launched a programme named ‘Honey Mission’ in August 2017 from Rashtrapati Bhawan. Also Read – The Puja carnivalAfter that, the KVIC started identifying the farmers and unemployed youths across the nation, and right from dense forest areas of Assam to tribal belt of Narmada Valley and from hilly valley Jammu and Kashmir to Gangetic plains of Varanasi, it left no breadth and length of the nation in distributing bee-boxes with live bee-colonies. During this process, KVIC made and broke many new World records. First, on May 21, 2018, on World Honey Bee Day, KVIC made a World Record of distributing a maximum number of bee-boxes in a single day by distributing 1,000 bee-boxes among 100 Mishing Asamese tribe in the Kaziranga forest area. Then, on June 12, KVIC recorded a new World Record of distributing a maximum number of bee-boxes, i.e. 2330 bee-boxes in a single day at Kupwara in Jammu and Kashmir among 233 beneficiaries, in association with Indian Army’s Sadbhawna Programme. Also Read – Wave City brings special offers this NavratraKVIC Chairman Vinai Kumar Saxena said that following the Prime Minister’s call of ‘Sweet Revolution’, the KVIC immediately made an action plan on this line named ‘Honey Mission’. “We have so far distributed 1,01,000 bee-boxes, across the country, which had happened for the very first time in India. We have not only distributed bee-boxes, rather under ‘Honey Mission’, we have also created more than 10,000 new employment, besides creating around 25,000 additional man-days through the fabrication of bee boxes and Honey Extractors,” he said, adding, “The KVIC has also provided the bee-keepers practical training about examination of honeybee colonies, acquaintance with apicultural equipment, identification, and management of bee enemies and diseases, honey extraction and wax purification, and management of bee colonies in all seasons. It may be noted that through ‘Honey Mission’, so far 246 metric tonnes of honey has been extracted through these bee-boxes only, valuing over Rs 4 crore. Besides, if the farmers are to be believed their crops’ yield has increased up to 30 percent after the ‘Honey Mission’.last_img read more

Ban Kimoon sets up management committee of Lebanon Tribunal

14 February 2008United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has established a Management Committee of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon being set up to try those responsible for political killings, particularly the February 2005 car bombing in Beirut that killed the former prime minister Rafiq Hariri and 22 others. United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has established a Management Committee of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon being set up to try those responsible for political killings, particularly the February 2005 car bombing in Beirut that killed the former prime minister Rafiq Hariri and 22 others.“The Secretary-General believes that this step, along with other steps announced in December of last year – the selection of the judges, the appointment of the Prosecutor, the finalization of a headquarters agreement with the Government of the Netherlands enabling the Tribunal to be based in that country, and agreement on a building near The Hague to house the Tribunal – are decisive landmarks in the process of making the Special Tribunal a reality,” Mr. Ban’s spokesperson said in a statement.The Committee, which will among other tasks provide advice and policy direction on all non-judicial aspects of the operations of the Special Tribunal and review and approve its annual budget, is composed of the body’s main donors, according to the statement. The spokesperson also announced that expected contributions to the Special Tribunal will meet the budgetary requirements for its establishment and the first twelve months of operations. “This will assist greatly in the effort by the Secretariat to establish the Special Tribunal in a timely manner as requested by the Security Council in resolution 1757 (2007),” the spokesperson said.“This development, as well as the others previously set out, confirms the Secretary-General’s belief in the irreversibility of the establishment of the Tribunal.”In April 2005 the Security Council set up the International Independent Investigation Commission (IIIC) after an earlier UN mission found that Lebanon’s own inquiry into the Hariri assassination was seriously flawed and that Syria was primarily responsible for the political tensions that preceded the attack. Mr. Hariri died in a massive car bombing in Beirut in February 2005 that also took the lives of 22 others. read more

Afghanistan and regional partners launch UN plan to boost counternarcotics efforts

The launch of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) 2011- 2014 Regional Programme follows Monday’s International Conference on Afghanistan, held in the German city of Bonn, that discussed the future course for the country after the 2014 handover of power to the Government. “Because the coming years are absolutely crucial for Afghanistan’s future, we must produce a response based on shared responsibility and concrete action,” said UNODC Executive Director Yury Fedotov. The agreement between Afghanistan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan to cement cooperation in the field of counter-narcotics, especially in information-sharing, is unprecedented, according to Mr. Fedotov. He added that it is a measure of the trust built up by his agency over the past few years that parties have come together in Vienna, putting aside their suspicions. The regional programme focuses largely on counter-narcotics and the rule of law to respond effectively to drug trafficking and organized crime. Building on past successes, examples of future work may include training counter-narcotics law enforcement officials; conducting joint raids, drug seizures and border patrols; and tackling cross-border illicit money flows. Last week Mr. Fedotov had praised counter-narcotics ministers from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iran on a new agreement that will increase the exchange of information to tackle drug trafficking in the region.Afghanistan provides 90 per cent of the world’s opium, most of which is shipped through Iran and Pakistan. Since 2007, the three countries have been involved in the UNODC-sponsored Triangular Initiative to coordinate their efforts to combat trafficking. “Now is the time for a more result-oriented response to the challenge of drugs, which is based on concrete actions and shared responsibilities,” he stated during a two-day visit to Afghanistan last week.Along with the regional plan launched today, UNODC will support Afghanistan through a new country programme for 2012-2014, providing alternative livelihoods for opium poppy farmers, expanded health care, drug demand reduction and HIV prevention. The agency’s Afghan Opium Survey 2011 showed that Afghanistan witnessed a sharp increase in opium production this year, higher prices for the crop and a flourishing drugs trade that continued to fuel insecurity. 7 December 2011Senior officials from Afghanistan and neighbouring countries today launched a United Nations plan to strengthen counter-narcotics efforts and boost regional stability. read more

Fiat Chrysler to halt use of dangerous air bag inflators

DETROIT – By next week, Fiat Chrysler plans to stop producing new vehicles in North America with the most dangerous type of Takata air bag inflators.The company says its factories will stop using inflators that don’t have a chemical drying agent. Inflators with a drying agent have been shown in tests to be much safer.Takata inflators can explode with too much force and send shrapnel into drivers and passengers. At least 11 people have died worldwide due to the problem. Automakers are recalling up to 69 million inflators in the U.S. without the drying agent. Inflators with the drying agent also could be recalled in a few years if Takata can’t prove they are safe.FCA expects to stop using inflators without the drying chemical in global production by mid-September.The passenger-side air bag on the 2016 Jeep Wrangler is the last FCA inflator in use in North America without a drying agent. FCA says it’s unaware of that part failing.Members of Congress have criticized automakers for selling vehicles that have Takata inflators without the drying agent because eventually they will have to be recalled.Takata uses the chemical ammonium nitrate to create a small explosion to fill air bags in a crash. But over time and when exposed to high heat and humidity, the chemical can deteriorate and burn too fast. It then can blow apart a metal canister designed to contain the explosion.The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration concedes that new cars with Takata inflators that don’t have the drying agent will have to be recalled. But the agency says it takes at least six years for ammonium nitrate to deteriorate and pose a danger. The agency has a schedule to recall all inflators without the drying agent during the next three years.Recalls have been slowed because Takata and other inflator manufacturers can’t make replacement parts fast enough. by The Associated Press Posted Jun 21, 2016 9:28 am MDT Last Updated Jun 21, 2016 at 1:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Fiat Chrysler to halt use of dangerous air bag inflators read more

More than 5800 homes lost gas or electricity connection because of nonpayment

first_imgTHE NUMBER OF electricity and gas disconnections increased during the third quarter of 2012 as Irish household continue to struggle with the payment of utility bills.During the three-month period, there were 4,181 disconnections for non-payment of electricity bills. Of these, 3,496 were in the domestic market. Although the figure shows a significant reduction in disconnections compared to the corresponding period in 2011, it was an 18 per cent increase on the previous quarter.According to the Commission for Energy Regulation (CER), Electric Ireland accounts for the majority of disconnections in the domestic and non-domestic markets. However, when adjusted for market share, Airtricity completed the highest disconnection rate per 10,000 customers.The quarterly report notes that disconnection from a customer’s energy supply “should always be the last resort”. Suppliers are also required to offer a payment plan and pre-payment solution to households.Gas disconnectionsBetween 1 July and 30 September, there were 2,479 disconnections completed in the gas market, a leap of 36 per cent on last year.The vast majority of the switch-offs were seen in domestic addresses.Bord Gáis Energy completed the majority of disconnections in residential and non-domestic markets. However, when adjusted for market share, Flogas had the highest rate.Pay as you goThe CER says it has been working with suppliers to facilitate the rollout of electricity and gas pay-as-you-go meters for customers experiencing financial hardship.There were 4,384 electricity meters installed in the three months, a 22 per cent increase on the previous quarter.Since 2011, more than 11,000 meters have been put in Irish homes. There are also about 19,500 token-meters in operation.There was a decrease in the number of gas meters installed in the year with 3,431 households obtaining one. Of these, 93 per cent were installed for financial hardship reasons.The total number of gas pay-as-you-go meters installed since December 2008 is 63,933.Switching Fewer households are switching electricity or gas supplier than they were in 2011, according to the quarterly report.Bord Gáis, however, continues to experience a net loss in terms of the number of customers leaving. Electric Ireland has seen a net gain of 7,395 customers as it wins back households.Money advice: National Consumer Agency’s top five tipslast_img read more

So uh whats been going on since Ive been gone Obama returns

first_img Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article FORMER US PRESIDENT Barack Obama returned to the public spotlight today, saying he hopes to spend the next phase of his life helping to “prepare the next generation of leadership.”After three months off, Obama broke his silence in his adopted hometown of Chicago, speaking to high school and college students about the need for greater civic engagement.The 55-year-old Democrat, who ended his two terms at the White House in January – handing power over to Donald Trump – said he was “incredibly optimistic” about the future, and that problems facing America could be solved.“On the back-end now of my presidency, now that it’s completed, I’m spending a lot of time thinking about what is the most important thing I can do for my next job?” Obama said in his opening remarks at the University of Chicago, where he once was a lecturer at the law school.What I’m convinced is that… the single most important thing I can do is to help in any way I can to prepare the next generation of leadership to take up the baton and to take their own crack at changing the world.When taking his seat to begin the talk, he jokingly asked the crowd “so, uh, what’s been going on since I’ve been gone?”Until today, Trump’s predecessor had not given a public speech or an interview since leaving the White House on 20 January.He has tweeted a few times and issued a few statements through a spokesman, notably to defend his signature domestic policy achievement, health care reform – which Trump’s Republicans are now hoping to dismantle.Obama also spoke up when his billionaire successor accused him of personally ordering the wiretapping of Trump Tower during the 2016 presidential campaign.But for now, he has abstained from any substantive commentary on how Trump is doing, in keeping with presidential protocol which dictates that past residents of the White House do not step on the toes of the current occupant.That silence comes in the face of accusations by Trump on everything from Syria, with the Republican all but accusing Obama of bearing responsibility for chemical weapons attacks by the Damascus regime, to gang violence in America.Series of public eventsYouth civic engagement and community organising are at the heart of the mission of the Obama Center, which is located on Chicago’s South Side, where Obama started his career as a community activist.Yesterday, America’s first black president privately met with at-risk youth from the South Side to discuss gang violence, jobs and training, according to The Chicago Tribune.The Obamas are currently renting a house in Washington, where their youngest daughter Sasha is finishing high school.Since leaving office, Obama has gone kitesurfing in the Caribbean with British billionaire Richard Branson.He then spent nearly a month in French Polynesia, where he vacationed on media mogul David Geffen’s yacht – and was reportedly working on his book.But after today, his public schedule will pick up pace.On 7 May, he will receive the 2017 Profile in Courage award from the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation in Boston.He will give a private paid speech during a visit to Italy.And then on 25 May, he will deliver a speech at a Protestant church gathering at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, with Chancellor Angela Merkel at his side.Obama, who developed a close working relationship with Merkel during eight years in the Oval Office, visited Berlin in November as part of his last foreign tour before handing over to Trump.- © AFP 2017Read: Where did all the fuss about a US president’s first 100 days come from?Read: Trump desperately wants the money to build his wall – and he’s pleading with Democrats to get it Share181 Tweet Email1 http://jrnl.ie/3356372 Image: Charles Rex Arbogast AP/Press Association Images Apr 24th 2017, 6:01 PM ‘So, uh, what’s been going on since I’ve been gone?’: Obama returns to public spotlight The former president said he hoped to pass the baton on to the leaders of the future. Short URL Image: Charles Rex Arbogast AP/Press Association Images By AFP 57 Comments Monday 24 Apr 2017, 6:01 PM 28,863 Views last_img read more

RoboThespian un robot humanoïde recruté par la Nasa pour servir de guide

first_imgRoboThespian : un robot humanoïde recruté par la Nasa pour servir de guide touristiqueRoyaume-Uni – RoboThespian est un robot humanoïde qui parle quinze langues, présente un audacieux sens de l’humour et peut même se montrer expressif. Effrayant pour certains et “plein de vie” pour d’autres, il vient  d’être acheté par la Nasa qui veut lui faire jouer le rôle de guide touristique.Construit dans les Cornouailles par la firme Engineered Arts, ce robot fonctionne à l’air comprimé et est presque entièrement composé d’aluminium. Développé en 2008, à l’occasion d’une production théâtrale mécanique dans le cadre du projet Eden, il sera présenté officiellement un an plus tard durant une conférence organisée à Los Angeles. Contrairement à un autre prototype, Robonaut R2, qui sera envoyé vers la Station spatiale internationale en fin d’année, RoboThespian gardera lui les pieds sur terre.À lire aussiApollo 11 : À quoi la conquête spatiale ressemblera-t-elle dans 50 ans ?Il existe trois prototypes, en versions légère, standard et de luxe. Le robot peut également être loué pour divers évènements. Sur le site web de la firme, la version de luxe atteint la modique somme de 79.500 livres (environ 95.000 euros). La Nasa paiera, elle, seulement 70.520 livres pour utiliser le robot en tant que guide touristique. Celui-ci accueillera les visiteurs du centre spatial Kennedy de Cap Canaveral.RoboThespian pourra interagir sous forme de salutations basiques et d’expressions faciales, mais des options de séquences enregistrables sont également envisageables. Il a été conçu pour être flexible et adaptable. Un interface à écran tactile permet aux utilisateurs de programmer cet humanoïde, et une série de mouvements peut ainsi être définie (mouvements des yeux, des mâchoires, de la tête et du corps).”C’est un triomphe d’ avancement technologique et une prouesse d’ingénierie dans l’ouest du pays. Nous avons battu quelques-unes des meilleurs compagnies de construction robotique des États-Unis et du Japon” précise Will Jackson, président de Engineered Arts. “Nous sommes très fiers de ce projet”.Découvrir RoboThespian en vidéo : https://www.maxisciences.com/robothespian/robothespian-le-robot-guide-touristique-de-la-nasa_art9222.htmlLe 16 septembre 2010 à 13:11 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Youll Need to Buy Four Amiibo Figures to Unlock Everything in Metroid

first_imgStay on target Nintendo managed to rain on the Metroid: Samus Returns parade today. It turns out that if you want to unlock all of the game’s content, you’ll need to purchase four Metroid-themed Amiibo figures.As reported by EuroGamer, there are four Metroid figures that give you something extra in Samus Returns. Two of these Amiibo will release alongside the game, while the other two were released with Super Smash Bros. According to a Nintendo representative that spoke with the site, the locked content “is only unlocked using amiibo.”What do the Amiibo unlock? Let’s start with the Samus Returns figures. The new Samus Aran Amiibo will unlock an extra energy tank. It will also unlock exclusive Metroid II art in the art gallery. The “squidgy” Metroid amiibo reveals the location of any nearby Metroid on the map. After finishing the game, you’ll unlock a new difficulty mode called “Fusion,” where you get to don Samus’ Metroid Fusion suit.The Super Smash Bros. Amiibo have some neat unlockables too. With Samus, you can unlock an extra missile tank. Completing the game unlocks more concept art in the gallery. The Zero Suit Samus Amiibo unlocks an additional energy tank. Finishing the game will let you listen to the game’s soundtrack through a special mode.So how much is this going to end up costing gamers? The base game retails for $40. The Super Smash Bros. Amiibo cost $22 each, and we can assume the same will be true for the Samus Returns figures. Altogether, Metroid: Samus Returns will cost $129 (give or take). If you think about it, this is not much different than paying for extras in other titles. It seems Nintendo has fully embraced modern DLC practices.As a guy who already pre-ordered the game, I’m kind of bummed out about this. At the same time, I’ve seen this type of stuff before, so I’m not exactly surprised. Even without all of these extra goodies, I’m sure Metroid: Samus Returns will be a fantastic game worth playing if you’re a 3DS owner.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. ‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’ Was Final Mission From Late Nintendo President‘Ring Fit Adventure’ Is a Nintendo Switch Exercise RPG last_img read more

Police search for necklace snatcher in Tamarac

first_imgTAMARAC. FLA. (WSVN) – – Deputies are searching for a man who snatched a necklace from an elderly woman’s neck in Tamarac.Sandy and her partner Ron Bo were picking up take out from a pizza restaurant along Northwest 57th Street, near Commercial Boulevard when the robbery happened.Bo said he was in the car and Sandy just came back when the thief grabbed her necklace.She told authorities she was sitting in a car when the thief tapped on her window. As she rolled the window down, the man reached in and grabbed the necklace.“I’m putting the window up, and he’s now reaching his hands in the window, grabbing at her neck,” Bo said.Bo told 7News it happened very quickly.“He was in, his hand was [on the door], he’s right handed, and he was in,” Bo said as he made a grabbing motion through the car window. “[He] was pulling at the chain, she was fighting him, I was fighting him from the other seat. I was strapped in, I was trying to swat him away.” Sandy fought back, but the thief managed to grab the gold charm and run away.Bo said he got a good look at the man behind this.“If we get close to this guy, I can identify him,” Bo said. “He got us at probably the most vulnerable time. And why I’m upset, he got a little chain and we move on. My other half wants to move on, we want to enjoy life. We’re retired, we made it. This man is gonna do it again. He’s going to do it again.”Deputies have released a sketch of the person they are looking for.If you have any information on this robbery, call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $3,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

2 hospitalized after officerinvolved crash in Miami Springs

first_imgMIAMI SPRINGS, FLA. (WSVN) – A police officer and another person were taken to the hospital after, officials said, their vehicles collided in Miami Springs.Miami Springs Police and Miami-Dade Fire Rescue units responded to the scene of the crash in the area of La Baron and Minola Drive, Thursday evening.7News cameras captured a marked Miami Springs Police SUV and a dark colored sedan with considerable damage, as well as debris scattered in the street.Crews transported the police officer to Jackson Memorial Hospital in a neck brace.The other driver was taken to another area hospital.It remains unclear who was at fault.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

Central Arctic caribou population drops by half over three years

first_imgReports from state biologists indicate that the population of the Central Arctic caribou herd has dropped by about half during the past three years. The herd, which hit it’s peak of about 70,000 animals in 2010, dropped to about 50,000 in 2013.Now, state Fish and Game biologists estimated the herd’s numbers at around 22,000, although there is no reason apparent reason for the drop.Beth Lenart is a a state biologist with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game’s Fairbanks office, who is studying the decline. She said hunting and predation have been ruled out as possible causes.Another possible cause is nutrition. She said radio collard female caribous showed a higher than normal death rate.The Central Arctic caribou herd’s territory covers some 44,000 square miles from the Arctic coast to the foot of the Brooks Range.Fish and Game’s optimal management population for the Central Arctic caribou herd is 28-32,000 animals.last_img read more

SBI Life Insurance posts 5 rise in net profit at Rs 428

first_imgSBI Life Insurance, a joint venture between State Bank of India and BNP Paribas Cardif, has posted a five percent growth in its net profit of Rs 428.17 crore in the first half (April-September period) of the current financial year.The life insurer’s profit was at Rs 407.98 crore in the same period of last financial year.The company’s new business premium grew 77 percent to Rs 4,644 crore during this period against Rs 2,626 crore reported a year earlier, it said in a release.Similarly, the renewal premium also rose 26 percent to Rs 3,715 crore during April-September period as compared with Rs 2,946 crore reported in the corresponding period last fiscal.SBI Life Insurance’s operating expenses to gross written premium (GWP) also went down by 16 percent in the first half of FY17.The assets under management (AUM) rose to Rs 87,784 crore as on September 30, 2016 as compared to Rs 74, 554 during the same period last year, the company added.Earlier, SBI Life Insurance had said that the company would be the top private life insurer by 2017-2018.According to a report by Kotak Institutional Securities, ICICI Prudential Life is the largest private life insurer in India with around 12 percent market share. After HDFC Life’s announcement to merge with Max Life, it would be a tough fight between SBI Life Insurance and HDFC Life for the second slot.Currently, the life insurance space in the country is dominated by state-run insurance behemoth Life Insurance Corporation of India with around 48 percent market share.last_img read more

Khaleda pays homage to Zia on birth anniv

first_imgBNP chairperson Kheleda Zia accompanied by party leaders and workers pays wreath at the graveyard of the BNP’s founder late president Ziaur Rahman on his birthday on FridayBangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) chairperson Khaleda Zia on Friday paid homage to party founder and late president Ziaur Rahman on his 82nd birth anniversary.The BNP chief along with her party leaders and activists went to Chandrima Udyan at Sher-e-Bangla Nagar in city around 11:15am and paid homage by placing wreath at his grave.Khaleda also offered a munajat there seeking salvation of the departed soul.BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, BNP standing committee members Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain, Moudud Ahmed, Mirza Abbas, Abdul Moyeen Khan, Nazrul Islam Khan, Amir Khasru Mahmud Chowdhury, and senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi and other leaders and activists of the party and its associate bodies were present.Born on 19 January 1936 at Bagbari in Bogra, former president of the country, Ziaur Rahman founded the Bangladesh Nationalist Party in 1978.The BNP and its associate bodies chalked out a weeklong programme to observe the day in a befitting manner.As part of the programmes, the party flag was hoisted atop all the BNP offices across the country early in the morning.Doctors’ Association of Bangladesh (DAB) organised a daylong free medical camp at BNP’s Nayapaltan central office on the occasion.Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD), the BNP’s student wing, organised a photo exhibition on Zia’s life and works at the party’s central office. Mirza Fakhrul inaugurated it around 9:00am.Earlier on Thursday, the party arranged a discussion at the Supreme Court Bar Association’s auditorium, marking the day.The party’s different city, district, upazila and thana units are marking the day with various programmes, including milad, discussions and essay competitions.last_img read more

Google Chromes New Tab Page may soon get a customization boost

first_imgGoogle Chrome’s New Tab Page may soon get a customization boost by Martin Brinkmann on May 26, 2019 in Google Chrome – 14 commentsGoogle Chrome users may soon get additional customization options to change the default functionality and layout of the browser’s New Tab Page.Chrome users who want to modify the New Tab Page currently don’t find many options to do so. The best option for many is to download a New Tab Page extension to customize what is displayed on the page.Google has been working on New Tab Page customization improvements for a while. Recent modifications are now available in Chrome Canary, the cutting edge version of the Chrome browser.The changes are not fully implemented at this point but they provide an outlook of things to come. The options are hidden behind experimental flags at the time; users who want to follow their development need to enable them in Chrome Canary:Load chrome://flags/#ntp-customization-menu-v2 in the Chrome address bar and set the flag to Enabled.Load chrome://flags/#chrome-colors in the Chrome address bar and set the flag to Enabled.Restart the Chrome browser.Chrome customization menuOpen the New Tab Page after the restart and activate the customize option on that page to open the redesigned customization menu.The Shortcuts section is not fully functional yet but it highlights Google’s intention clearly. Chrome users get options to select the type of shortcuts that they would like to see on the New Tab Page.My shortcuts — The shortcuts are displayed based on the frequency of visits and selected by Chrome.Most visited sites –Shortcuts are curated by the user.The wording of both options seems confusing but it is a development version and Google is probably going to address this before release.The third and final option is to hide any shortcuts on the New Tab Page.Chrome ColorsThe Color and Theme section of the customize page is not active yet either. The option shows a blank page when you select it currently.My best guess is that you will be able to change color and theme of the New Tab Page once the change lands in Chrome.Background is still available to select a custom image for the New Tab Page using a local or Google provided image. An option to set no background image is provided as well.Closing WordsIt is unclear when these changes will land in Chrome Stable. There is still a chance that some or all will be dropped; but that is true for all experiments that Google adds to the browser using the chrome://flags page.The customization options that Chrome offers currently are inferior to those offered by other browsers such as Mozilla Firefox, Opera, or the Vivaldi browser.Now You: Which elements do you consider essential on a New Tab Page?SummaryArticle NameGoogle Chrome’s New Tab Page may soon get a customization boostDescriptionGoogle Chrome users may soon get additional customization options to change the default functionality and layout of the browser’s New Tab Page.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

You have until Jan 31 to bank on Collettes limitedtime Europe offers

first_imgFor more information visit gocollette.com/traveleuro. MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Collette is sweetening the deal for Europe next year with two limited time offers valid on any Collette Classic or Exploration styled tours to the continent.The first is a Land Only Offer that saves couples $400 ($200 savings per person) on any Collette Classic or Explorations tour to Europe. Clients must use offer code TRAVELEURO to receive the savings. This offer is applicable on land-only bookings, and does not apply to groups and existing bookings.The second is an Air Inclusive Offer that saves couples $600 ($300 savings per person) on any Collette Classic or Explorations tour to Europe. Clients must use offer code TRAVELEURO17 to receive the savings. This offer is applicable on air-inclusive bookings, and is subject to class of service, availability and change. Price is subject to increase prior to the time full payment is made, except for changes resulting from government imposed taxes and fees. This offer is not valid on groups or existing bookings.More news:  Hotel charges Bollywood star $8.50 for two bananas and the Internet has thoughts“We are so thrilled to release our two limited time offers to Europe,” said Doug Patterson, President of Collette Canada. “With the release of our worldwide travel guide in the beginning of September, we rolled out 17 brand new tours, ten Europe-based destinations. This is a great opportunity for guests to get the best out of their traveling experience and to capitalize on a can’t-beat deal as well.”Both offers are valid on new retail bookings made now until Jan. 31, 2017 for travel between March 1-Nov. 30, 2017.Travelweek recently sat down with Doug Patterson, President of Collette Canada about how they plan to repair their reputation among travel agents, click here to read more. Patterson is also the star of our video series this week. Don’t forget to share them to your social media accounts to entice your clients to book their next adventure. Friday, November 11, 2016 Share Posted by Travelweek Group Tags: Collette, Promotions You have until Jan. 31 to bank on Collette’s limited-time Europe offers << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

Heres your first look at the new and improved Toronto Pearson Airport

first_imgHere’s your first look at the new and improved Toronto Pearson Airport The Canadian Press Wednesday, February 8, 2017 Tags: Toronto Pearson Airport << Previous PostNext Post >> TORONTO — It’s going to be a bigger, better and much more convenient Toronto Pearson Airport, one that the CBC has dubbed “a second Union Station.”The Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) has released new images of a proposed new transit centre, which will be located across from Pearson’s Terminals 1 and 3 and opened by the year 2027. If approved, the centre will potentially connect a number of transit lines that are already in development or have been proposed by the government, including: Eglinton Crosstown West LRT; Mississauga Bus Rapid Transit; Finch West LRT; Regional Express Rail on the Kitchener line; and the Province of Ontario’s High-Speed Rail concept.In addition to serving as a regional transportation hub, it would also be home to airport passenger processing, including security screening. The vision for the area around the transit centre calls for improved streetscapes through sidewalks, landscaping and improved lighting.“By the time New York and Chicago were the size that Toronto is today, they each had at least two major transportation hubs,” said Howard Eng, President and CEO of the GTAA. “Now is the time to ensure that better transit options are in place; otherwise we risk squandering the significant opportunities that are part and parcel of the exciting growth that the airport, the city and the region are experiencing.”More news:  Carnival Cruise Line enhances HUB app for families and youthEng presented the new designs yesterday at the Brampton Board of Trade’s State of the City event. The GTAA has held preliminary discussions with all levels of government to raise awareness about the opportunity for the regional transit centre. It anticipates continued planning discussions throughout the year.A vision for what the connecting point for network of #transit lines & highways could look like at @torontopearson #SOTCBrampton pic.twitter.com/8Omodu1RSz— Toronto Pearson (@TorontoPearson) February 7, 2017 Posted bylast_img read more

Bumper holiday season predicted for Sunshine Coast

first_imgThe Sunshine Coast attracted 2.9 million visitors in the year up till September 2015, with a near-record expenditure of $1.8 billion, according to the latest National Visitor Survey (NVS) released by Tourism Research Australia.A highlight of the result was growth of 11.1% for Noosa during the year, while resorts and attractions across the Sunshine Coast are predicting a record summer season due to good weather forecasts, new airline services and the dip in the Australian dollar.The positive figures continue two years of strong growth with the Sunshine Coast growing visitation by 280,000 (10.6%) since 2013.This summer season is expected to break all records, on the back of increased air services by Jetstar and Air New Zealand, and the re-launch of direct Qantas services from next Monday. The Qantas flights are predicted to run at near capacity throughout the holiday season.The NVS figures follow the release of record Sunshine Coast Airport statistics. The Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE) reported that Sunshine Coast Airport was the fastest growing airport in Australia during the year to September 2015, with 13.8% growth in passengers. That trend continued in November, with Sunshine Coast Airport reporting growth of 10% to 79,905 passengers during the month.Sunshine Coast will also benefit from the first ever arrival of luxury cruise liner Azamara at Mooloolaba on 10 January, and a bumper events schedule starting with the Woodford Festival and continuing throughout January with the Color Run, Ginger Flower and Food Festival, Queensland Oztag Junior State Cup and Noosa Summer Swim.“We have enjoyed an incredibly strong two years of growth, and all the figures suggest that 2016 will be another record-breaking year for tourism on the Sunshine Coast,” said Visit Sunshine Coast CEO, Simon Ambrose.“Our positioning of the destination as a premium resort destination with a diverse range of attractions such as food, adventure and nature has paid rich dividends for all local areas of the region.“In fact, the growth in arrivals at Sunshine Coast Airport has directly benefited neighbouring regions such as Fraser Coast, with whom we have successfully marketed the Australia’s Nature Coast campaign. That has resonated not just with international visitors, but also Australians who have been attracted to the Great Beach Drive.“With our new identity, some dynamic marketing campaigns, and great support from our partners – such as Sunshine Coast and Gympie councils, Sunshine Coast Airport and the airlines, Tourism Events Queensland and all our members – we believe that we can attract even greater numbers to the region in 2016, which will provide a major stimulus to the local economy.” Visit Sunshine CoastSource = Visit Sunshine Coastlast_img read more

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