The bill proposes a new way of handling environmental assessments on large natural resource projects, including oil pipelines and mining operations.Notley has said she is concerned the changes would impinge on a provincial right to manage resources.She also has said the proposed rules and timelines could be so onerous they would discourage companies from pursuing mega-projects. EDMONTON, A.B. – Alberta Premier Rachel Notley is to make her case in person to a Senate committee studying proposed legislation that would change how major energy projects are approved.Notley is to appear before the energy, environment and natural resources committee on Thursday.She and her government have already spoken out against Bill C-69, which has passed in the House of Commons and is now before the Senate.
“Yet, the challenges before us in the world are daunting. Effects of climate change, conflict, refugees, rise of violent extremism and intolerance, threats to human rights, terrorism – all these and more pose considerable challenges,” he said. He says the United Nations must take the lead more and more to create awareness among the peoples that the planet is too small and the destinies too intertwined for human beings to not realise that while they respect diversity, they are ultimately one human family.“We in Government value the work of the United Nations in Sri Lanka. We are pleased that the Secretary-General His Excellency Ban Ki-moon honoured the people of Sri Lanka by visiting us this year. The support that all of you provide us at this important time in our country’s history, is invaluable. I thank all of you in the UN Country Team in Sri Lanka for the dedication and commitment with which all of you work to support us in every conceivable field of importance to us in our quest of pursuing the goals of strengthening our democracy, forging reconciliation, ensuring equitable and inclusive economic development, and sustaining peace,” the Foreign Minister added. The Foreign Minister extend Sri Lanka’s appreciation to the entire UN family across the world including the UN Peacekeepers who devote their lives to promoting international peace and security, development, combating disease, eradicating poverty and building a stronger United Nations. (Colombo Gazette) Sri Lanka says the world is facing considerable challenges today yet these challenges can be overcome.Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera, speaking at the UN Day event held in Colombo today, said that the United Nations system has been in the forefront in drawing attention to the greatest problems faced by mankind, and helped lift large populations across the world out of poverty, promote democracy, take steps to make the world safer for children, draw communities across the world, closer, build strong partnerships and forge greater ties. Samaraweera said that it is his firm belief that no matter how hard it may seem or how challenging it may be, it is by upholding the values upon which the United Nations was founded – pluralism, human rights, respect for diversity, and the principle of working together – that the world can overcome the problems that it is faced with.
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has named three new senior officials to head, respectively, its bureaus for Arab States, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Africa.The Minister for Human Rights of Yemen, Amat Al Aleem Ali Alsoswa, will leave her post to direct UNDP’s Regional Bureau for Arab States. She succeeds Rima Khalaf Hunaidi of Jordan.Rebeca Grynspan of Costa Rica will be in charge of the agency’s Regional Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean. Ms. Grynspan, currently Director of the Sub-regional Headquarters in Mexico of the UN’s Economic Commission for Latin America (ECLAC), will succeed Elena Martinez of Cuba.The current UNDP Chief of Staff, Gilbert Houngbo of Togo, was named Director of the Regional Bureau for Africa. He will succeed Abdoulie Janneh of Gambia.All three will assume their posts at UNDP in the first quarter of 2006.
TORONTO – Some of the most active companies traded Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (12,153.10 up 53.04 points):Research In Motion Ltd. (TSX:RIM). Wireless technology. Up $1.77, or 17.30 per cent, $12 on 12,582,454 shares. The smartphone maker’s stock closed to a high not seen since May after National Bank analyst Kris Thompson hiked his target on RIM shares to US$15 from $12. RIM unveils its new line of smartphones Jan. 30 with a global product release of BB10 set on February 2013, a month ahead than expected.TORC Oil and Gas Ltd. (TSX:TOG). Oil and gas. Down four cents, or 1.55 per cent, at $2.54 on 7,983,696 shares.Spartan Oil Corp. (TSX:STO). Oil and gas. Up two cents, or 0.41 per cent, at $4.85 on 4,158,204 shares. The Calgary-based company announced Wednesday that it will merge with Pinecrest Energy Inc. (TSXV:PRY). The new entity will have an enterprise value of close to $1 billion.Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Transportation equipment. Up three cents, or 0.99 per cent, at $3.07 on 3,826,617 shares. Striking workers at its railcar assembly plant in La Pocatiere, Que., have rejected what Bombardier characterized as a generous offer.Sun Life Financial Inc. (TSX:SLF). Insurer. Up 20 cents, or 0.74 per cent, at $27.10 on 2,567,446 shares. The financial sector inched up 0.33 per cent.Manulife Financial Corp. (TSX:MFC). Insurer. Up four cents, or 0.32 per cent, at $12.40 on 2,023,575 shares.TSX Venture Exchange (1,248.36 up 5.70 points):Pinecrest Energy Inc. (TSXV:PRY). Oil and gas. Down two cents, or 1.10 per cent, at $1.79 on 9,439,646 shares. The Calgary-based company is joining forces with Spartan Oil Corp.Andina Minerals Inc. (TSXV:ADM). Metals explorer. Up a penny, or 1.30 per cent, at 78 cents on 3,368,265 shares.Companies reporting major news:BCE Inc. (TSX:BCE). Telecommunications and media. Up 26 cents, or 0.62 per cent, at $42.12 on 563,183 shares. Bell Canada will cut 90 clerical and sales staff in Ontario as it closed offices and consolidate others, the union representing the workers said after markets close. The Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union said another 80 employees will also be affected by the consolidation.Enbridge Inc. (TSX:ENB). Oil and gas. Down 10 cents, or 0.26 per cent, at $38.70 on 379,247 shares. The oil and gas distributor announced after markets closed that it plans a $1.8-billion expansion to a pipeline that runs between two major Alberta oil hubs. The expansion to Enbridge’s mainline system between Edmonton and Hardisty, Alta., will include a new 91-centimetre diameter line plus additional tankage and terminal facilities. Most actively traded companies on the TSX, TSX Venture Exchange markets by The Canadian Press Posted Nov 22, 2012 5:29 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email
WH: Wrapping it up, who’s your sleeper pick to win the cup this year?AW: I still think the Predators are due to break through.WH: Because of the trade? [Montreal traded P.K. Subban to the Predators in exchange for Shea Weber in June.]AW: They won that trade.WH: They won it?AW: No doubt about it. [Subban]’s basically two years younger, much more of an impact kind of a guy. It was basically they were getting rid of his attitude problem or whatever the hell they had. So the Predators have always been — I always get burned on the Predators. I picked them to go far. They had a weird year this year. Their goaltending was off the first quarter, third of the year. I think Pekka Rinne is one of my favorite goalies. I think he’s amazing. But I don’t know. The East is super strong. The East is very strong. The Democratic National Convention hosted a who’s-who of prominent Democratic figures. Thursday I met with former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner, who represented New York’s 9th congressional district from 1999 through 2011 and recently ran for mayor of New York. Weiner is a lifelong hockey fan and currently plays goalie for a recreational league team, so we talked about the state of hockey analytics, the Subban-Weber trade, and what he’s been watching this offseason.Walt Hickey: How long have you been a hockey fan?Anthony Weiner: My first good memories of being a hockey fan [were when] I started following the Islanders when they came into the league. It was probably like the mid-1970s I was old enough to get into sports. I’m not like a lot of your readers. I’m not someone who can tell you the 1984 Pittsburgh Penguins lineup, but, yeah.WH: What do you make of the offseason so far?AW: The Las Vegas expansion is interesting to me. I want to see if that’s going to work. I always assumed growing up that the reason you don’t expand to Las Vegas was the influence of gambling, but now that gaming is so pervasive everywhere, they’re like football; they want to get a piece of the action. I have emotional connection to teams like the Nordiques [a defunct Quebec professional team], and so it’s kind of interesting watching that. I’m obviously interested in seeing what the Islanders do.WH: You think they make the playoffs next year?AW: Oh, they’ll make the playoffs. In fairness, it was the Saturday before the season began last year where they got [Nick] Leddy and [Johnny] Boychuk, they’ve done some things late that have been pretty dramatic, so maybe they’ll do something late here. The trades that they made — not the literal trades, but the trading that they’ve done when we lost [Kyle] Okposo and [Frans] Nielsen, we lost in those trades, so I imagine they’re going to do something more. But they’ll make the playoffs. Even though that East is tough, the Rangers are much worse too.WH: What do you make of the deplorable state of advanced hockey analytics compared to other professional sports?AW: I’m one of the few people that thinks CORSI analytics, that stuff, is actually interesting to me. I think it’s additional information. In the summers we play four on four with no icing, and so my goals against average goes up in the summer maybe 10 percent. One player on the ice that’s 10 percent better than his opposite number can wreck havoc.Things that talk about possession and how many net shots are being shot as a way of understanding what’s going on, it’s helpful. I mean it’s not a substitute for watching the games. But they give you something more. These things also give you something to argue about and talk about, which is half the fun. Like when people argue about salaries, it’s not their money, but still it doesn’t make it any less of something you want to argue about and how it affects the cap, and is Bobby Bonilla still on the Mets’ payroll, stuff like that. These analytics do give us something else to argue about. Hockey by definition is harder to reduce to zeros and ones and put into a big spreadsheet than other sports are.WH: Do you think Sidney Crosby could be the greatest ever?AW: I just don’t think you can compare across eras. You look at the old film of hockey when I was growing up watching in the ’70s and ’80s. And you got these tiny goalies who had this bad equipment, so they never developed certain moves that the goalies today do all the time. There’s a reason why goalies didn’t do a slide from post to post then. They didn’t have the pads that have the protection and landing gear that allow them to do it. If Glenn Resch had that stuff? I think it’s really hard to do.The other thing is you develop tools to analyze stuff as you grow up. No one was more dominant from moment to moment as a pure goal scorer than Mike Bossy was. But it was a different kind of weird era. Wayne Gretzky was a great player that never got checked. Crosby, he’s playing in a league at a time when you’re going to get checked. So I don’t know how you do it is my way of not answering that question.WH: Who do you think the best goalie in the league is right now?AW: There’s different kind of styles. [Carey] Price, I think, if he comes back and he’s healthy, is just a great tactical goalie, almost flawless. He competes on every shot.By the way, I wrote about this for Business Insider. I wrote a column for them. The Kings were playing the Rangers in the Stanley Cup, and I was living a block away from the Garden, and I was like, “I’ll cover the Stanley Cup for you. You don’t have to pay me a dime.” Plus, I was going to the West Coast for one of the games, so I figured I’d get press credentials or something. I’d go to the games. No dice! So I’m stuck writing these effing columns.So I did this one column about how [Henrik] Lundqvist and [Jonathan] Quick were the most highly evolved goalies of their different styles — Lundqvist being the positional blocking goalie, Quick being the low-to-the-ice reacting goalie. A lot of folks think Quick is overrated, and he had a rough playoffs; I still think physically he’s amazing. To be that low to the ice and that powerful from side to side, that’s superhuman the stuff he does. But Lundqvist, his ability to play so deep in the crease and be so large, and have his angles so perfectly that he never seems to be out of position, you’ve got to give it to him.You basically only get beaten in the modern NHL on deflections and screens, and one goalie, Quick, is as fast at responding and seeing through a screen as anyone else, and the other goalie has just found ways to be positionally really deep so that extra split second he’s in a position that stops. In the evolution of goalies, those are the two highest evolved goalies I’ve seen.WH: What did you make of the continued reluctance to extend the Zadroga Act1The James L. Zadroga 9/11 Health & Compensation Act was a signature achievement for Weiner in Congress, but last year a campaign to extend the benefits to 9/11 first responders was met with substantial resistance from some members of Congress. from some parts of Congress?AW: To some degree it’s a reflection of what’s gone wrong in the days since I went to Washington in the ’80s as a staffer, got elected in 1998, and to when I left, in that there was a merit argument that you can make on things that transcended. Not always. Sometimes there were philosophical problems. But now there’s not. If it’s a Democratic thing, the Republicans don’t want to do it by and large, and if it’s a Republican thing, the Democrats don’t want to do it by and large. Much more the former than the latter in my view. And there’s no better example in the modern times than the Zadroga Act. No one can make a merit argument against it. It was basically, “We don’t want to do it because we don’t want to give you guys any new government program without respect to how good it is or whether it’s been vetted or whatever.”
Eamonn Holmes was cut off in his last moments presenting Sky News’ flagship breakfast programme on Thursday after 11 years as anchor.The Northern Irishman’s colleagues paid tribute to “the king of breakfast TV”, playing a video montage of his highlights on the show. And when his final moments came, the credits rolled before Holmes, hugged by weather presenter Nazaneen Ghaffar Isabel Webster and Jacquie Beltrao, could say his final goodbye. However, last month the presenter, who also hosts ITV’s This Morning with his wife Ruth Langsford every Friday morning, confirmed his departure from the daily breakfast programme via a post on his Facebook page.On Wednesday he posted: “The Sun sets for me on Sunrise after 11 years. I hope you can join me for the last day.”Holmes has presented Sunrise since 2005, following his departure from ITV’s GMTV, which he co-hosted for 12 years.Announcing his departure in September, Holmes said: “I cannot stress how hard it is saying goodbye to such a programme and the friends and colleagues who I have met over the years because of it – but nothing stays the same – nor should it.”New studios mean a wonderful chance for new ideas and a new approach with new presenters. I hope they enjoy and respect the privilege of hosting Sunrise and waking up Britain and the world as much as I have.””To those who have worked or woken up with me on Sky News over the years – thank you. I hope you appreciated that I tried to do it differently.”He had to apologise earlier this year after being accused of comparing an attack on the Manchester United team bus by West Ham supporters to the Hillsborough disaster which led to deaths of 96 Liverpool fans.Holmes will be replaced as anchor by Sarah-Jane Mee, who will be joined by new co-host Jonathan Samuels, currently the senior correspondent for Sky News.The pair will present Sunrise from a new glass studio in Sky’s recently opened workspace, Sky Central, from late October. 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. He told viewers: “It has been 11 years thank you very much for putting up with me for all that time. “In that 11 years I’ve had to report on some awful news but I’ve also had to report on some really fantastic news some really uplifting news and we should have more of that. “But the main thing is it’s not important who presents the news the news is the important thing, keep on watching it, keep on doing it, Sunrise and the news continues after the break in the morning.”Holmes signed a five-year deal to stay with Sky in 2013 amid reports he was being lined up to front ITV’s troubled early morning show Daybreak. @EamonnHolmes so sad your leaving! You made my morning for years, now I’ll miss watching you with my 5 month baby boy.He will miss you too 😢— Stephanie Bulley (@sbulley26) October 13, 2016 It’s over and out from all of us… we’ll miss you @EamonnHolmes 😘😘😘 pic.twitter.com/NG3hjF56n3— Isabel Webster (@SunriseIsabel) October 13, 2016
Wedgetail Exploration has signed a contract for the supply and installation of a new SAG mill with Thyssen Krupp Engineering (Aust) Pty (Polysius Division). This demonstrates the confidence the directors have in the Nullagine project and as the mill is the longest lead item for the processing plant, locks in the delivery of the mill to March 2007. The mill specifications are: 6.1 m diameter by 7.0 m effective grinding length with grate discharge and a 3,500 kW drive. The mill selected provides the following benefits to the project, according to Wedgetail: The purchase of a new mill significantly reduces the key risk of mechanical failure in the single most important processing plant itemThe mill design is optimal in both size and power for the ore to be treated at the project and allows for a very simple flowsheet with single stage crushing (already owned) and single stage grinding, minimizing operating costsThe nameplate capacity of the processing plant in its current configuration is 1 Mt/y. It is anticipated that this will prove conservative with the softer oxide and transitional ore that is planned to be processed in the first two years of the currently planned initial five-year mine life. Wedgetail is currently in discussions with a number of banks for the funding required to commence construction of a 1 Mt/y CIL processing facility and associated infrastructure. Wedgetail anticipates being able to debt fund the majority of the capital required to construct the project. Wedgetail has engaged Holtfreters as the EPCM contractor for the construction of the CIL plant. Detailed design has already commenced and other key plant items such as tanks, gold room and laboratory are being sourced.
Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WWE has quietly announced a new championship match for SummerSlam in two weeks from Brooklyn, New York airing live on the WWE Network.Shinsuke Nakamura will defend the WWE United States Championship against Jeff Hardy. As of now, Randy Orton will not be involved to make it a triple threat match unless plans change on television the next two weeks on Smackdown Live.Earlier this week, the previously announced Smackdown Women’s Championship match between Carmella and Becky Lynch was changed to a triple threat match involving Charlotte Flair after Charlotte earned a shot with a win on Tuesday night.Here is the updated card for SummerSlam on August 19:WWE Universal ChampionshipBrock Lesnar (c) vs. Roman ReignsWWE ChampionshipAJ Styles (c) vs. Samoa JoeRAW Women’s ChampionshipAlexa Bliss (c) vs. Ronda RouseyIf Strowman loses, Owens gets his Money in the Bank BriefcaseBraun Strowman vs. Kevin OwensWWE Intercontinental ChampionshipDolph Ziggler (c) vs. Seth RollinsWWE United States ChampionshipShinsuke Nakamura (c) vs. Jeff HardySmackdown Women’s Championship – Triple ThreatCarmella (c) vs. Becky Lynch vs. Charlotte FlairSmackdown Tag Team ChampionshipsThe Bludgeon Brothers (c’s) vs. Winners of Smackdown Tag Team TournamentWWE Cruiserweight ChampionshipCedric Alexander (c) vs. Drew GulakWWE continues to tease Daniel Bryan vs. The Miz as a potential match for the card. Facebook Google+ WhatsApp Pinterest Intercontinental and Smackdown Tag Team Championship matches added to Clash of Champions WWE United States Championship match added to Clash of Champions this Sunday in Charlotte Twitter Wrestleview Weekly: SummerSlam weekend hangover and reviewing this week’s news
Chelsea wanted Atletico Madrid shot-stopper Jan Oblak over new first-choice goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga, according to Metro.Reports in the English media suggests Kepa wasn’t the blues first choice to replace the outgoing Thibaut Courtois.The 2016-17 Premier League champions acted quickly to replace Courtois after the Belgian goalkeeper made known of his desire to move to Real Madrid this summer.The club made Spain international the most expensive goalkeeper on the planet after they activated his £71million buyout clause to sign him Athletic Bilbao.Chelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.The 24-year-old shot-stopper made his Chelsea debut in their 3-0 victory at Huddersfield Town but reports suggests it could easily have been Jan Oblak who was in goal for that game.The Slovenia international turned the opportunity to move to Stamford Bridge despite the club’s willingness to activate his £90million buyout clause.The 25-year-old is believed to have turn the chance of moving to London in favor of working with Diego Simeone in the Spanish capital.The current UEFA Europa League holders are keen to offer Oblak a payrise as they look to increase his release clause to €250million.
Listen 00:00 /02:15 – / 3 X Starting this Sunday, riders on Metro’s #63 Fondren route will see something new. The transit agency is trying out an all-electric bus.The bus is manufactured by Proterra, a California-based company that produces zero-emission vehicles. Metro says it will test the bus for 90 days to see if it would work here in Houston. As for why they chose the Fondren route, Metro CEO Tom Lambert says that’s so they can charge the bus at the nearby Missouri City Park and Ride. He adds they will actively seek rider feedback during the testing period.Metro’s fleet currently has over 1,200 buses. Some run on clean diesel, others are hybrids, and there’s a few that run on compressed natural gas. Share To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code:
00:00 /00:52 Listen Al OrtizThe Harris County Commissioners Court discussed the effects of judge Rosenthal’s order during the bi-monthly meeting it held on June 27th.A little less than a month after a federal judge ordered Harris County to release misdemeanor defendants who can’t pay bond, 40 of those people are accused of new crimes.Data compiled by the county’s Office of Budget Management for Judge Ed Emmett and the County Commissioners reveal details about the effects of the order, which is part of the ongoing lawsuit over the county’s bail system.Lee Rosenthal, Chief District Judge for the Southern District of Texas, issued her order at the end of April, but it went into effect on June 6th.It mandates that people charged with a misdemeanor must be released without paying a bail bond within 24 hours after their arrest with the requirement that sign an affidavit stating they can’t afford paying a bail bond.According to Harris County, 978 people were released in a three week period, going from June 6th to June 23rd, and 40 of them allegedly committed crimes after their release.That is compared to just six repeat offenders among those who did pay bond during the same timeframe.“The numbers were skewed fairly heavily if you’re out without paying anything. Then, those have seemed to re-offend more often than, than those who are out on a bond,” Emmett noted expressing some concern after the bi-monthly meeting of the Harris County Commissioners Court.Precinct 4 Commissioner Jack Cagle also voiced his concern about this situation.The data compiled by the county also show that people who were charged with criminal trespass, criminal mischief, evading arrest, DUIs and DWIs amounted to more than 50 percent of those who were released under the judge’s order.Additionally, about 80 percent of people released without paying a bail bond from June 6th until June 19th had prior criminal convictions. X To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Share
Photo via PixabayFacebook’s latest privacy scandal, involving Trump campaign consultants who allegedly stole data on tens of millions of users in order to influence elections, has some people reconsidering their relationship status with the social network.There’s just one problem: There isn’t much of anywhere else to go.Facebook has weathered many such blow-ups before and is used to apologizing and moving on. But the stakes are bigger this time.Regulatory authorities are starting to focus on the data misappropriation, triggering a 9 percent decline in Facebook’s normally high-flying stock since Monday. Some of that reflects fear that changes in Facebook’s business will hurt profits or that advertisers and users will sour on the social network.The furor over Cambridge Analytica, the data mining firm accused of stealing Facebook data, follows a bad year in which Facebook acknowledged helping spread fake news and propaganda from Russian agents. It also comes less than three months after CEO Mark Zuckerberg told the world that he would devote the year to fixing Facebook. Instead, things seem to be getting worse.“It’s more serious economically, politically, financially and will require a more robust response in order to regain users’ trust,” said Steve Jones, a professor of communications at the University of Illinois at Chicago.Yet leaving Facebook, like ending a long marriage, isn’t remotely simple. Starting with the little things.Arvind Rajan, a tech executive from San Francisco who deactivated his account on Monday, suddenly discovered he needs to create new usernames and passwords for a variety of apps and websites. That’s because he previously logged in with his Facebook ID.It’s a pain, he said, “but not the end of the world.” And because he is bothered by Facebook’s “ham-handed” response to recent problems, the inconvenience is worth it.For other users looking to leave, it can feel as if there are no real alternatives. Twitter? Too flighty, too public. Instagram? Whoops, owned by Facebook. Snapchat? Please, unless you’re under 25 — in which case you’re probably not on Facebook to begin with.Facebook connects 2.2 billion users and a host of communities that have sprung up on its network. No other company can match the breadth or depth of these connections — thanks in part to Facebook’s proclivity for squashing or swallowing up its competition.But it is precisely in Facebook’s interest to make users feel Facebook is the only place to connect with others. Where else will grandmothers see photos of their far-flung grandkids? How will new mothers connect to other parents also up at 4 a.m. with a newborn?“My only hesitation is that there are hundreds of pictures posted over 13 years of my life that I do not want to lose access to. If there was a way to recover these photos, I would deactivate immediately,” Daniel Schwartz, who lives in Atlanta, said in an email.People eager to delete their profiles may find unexpected problems that point to how integral Facebook is to many activities, said Ifeoma Ajunwa, a professor of organizational behavior at Cornell University.“It is getting more and more difficult for people to delete Facebook, since it’s not just as a social media platform but also almost like a meeting square,” she said.Parents could soon realize that their child’s soccer schedule with games and pickup times is only on a Facebook page, for example. Many businesses also schedule meetings via Facebook.“It’s more and more difficult for people to feel plugged in if you’re not on Facebook,” Ajunwa said.Not surprisingly, Facebook doesn’t make it easy to leave. To permanently delete your account, you need to make a request to the company. The process can take several days, and if you log in during this time, your request will be canceled. It can take up to 90 days to delete everything.There’s a less permanent way to leave, deactivation, which hides your profile from everyone but lets you return if you change your mind.Lili Orozco, a 28-year-old office manager for her family’s heating and cooling company in Watkinsville, Georgia, deleted her account in December. She was upset that every new app she downloaded would ask for her Facebook contacts.And while she liked staying in touch with people, she was irritated by the conspiracy stories her high school friends would share.“Falsehoods spread faster on Facebook than the truth does,” she said. She now gets her news from Twitter and shares pictures with friends through Instagram. Share
Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Science may be moving quickly enough that we are a mere five years away from being able to reverse aging. At least that’s what George Church, a genetics professor at Harvard Medical School, told the Washington Post at an international summit on human gene editing taking place in Washington, DC.His basis for this pretty wild prediction? As he told the Post, it’s already happening with mice in the lab.Using CRISPR, a recently developed gene-editing tool that is cheaper and more precise than previous methods, researchers are editing the mice’s genetic code. Of course, there are many obstacles to overcome before they can recreate the same affects in people (not to mention the moral dilemmas). When tested on 54 human embryos, only four exhibited the intended genetic changes. And yet the technology is rapidly advancing, allowing scientists to make increasingly targeted and nuanced alterations to the genetic code.Even if scientists aren’t able to reverse aging in that narrow five year window, one thing is certain: CRISPR has completely changed the genetic engineering game.We’ll be hearing much, much more about its applications in both the near and distant future. Related: This New Genetics Startup Wants to Make ‘100’ the New ’60’ Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. December 3, 2015 Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. 2 min read Register Now »
International visitor numbers hit 2.6 million for the first time Tourism New Zealand has reported that a hike in visitor arrivals for the month of December 2011 has resulted in visitor arrival numbers hitting 2.6 million, an all time annual high.Figures reveal that for the month of December, arrivals were 364,165 increase of 5.4 percent year on year, while holiday arrivals were up 2,100 and arrivals for MICE were up 1,200.Statistics New Zealand’s International Travel and Migration figures reveal 2.6 million visitors visited New Zealand in 2011, up three percent from 2010.Tourism New Zealand’s Chief Executive Kevin Bowler said many operators may look back on 2011 as a tough year, but the figures indicate that “New Zealand held its own in what was a year of contrast.”“The highs were really high for some operators, with the Rugby World Cup 2011 providing a needed boost, but the lows mostly over the first half of the year were extremely low.” Mr Bowler said that the figures indicate just how strong the sector is performing and to end the year in growth is an outstanding outcome. “Over the course of the year, total stay days increased 2.2 per cent to 51.6M and holiday stay days were only slightly down 0.9 per cent,” Mr Bowler said.The biggest source of visitors to New Zealand was Australia, up 6.7 per cent year on year, but there was also a significant increase in visitors from Asia, up 14.5 per cent. Arrivals from China were up 29.9 per cent. “We are also starting to see positive signs out of the Korean market with total arrivals up 2.7 per cent this month and holiday arrivals up 11.8 per cent after a very weak year since the February Christchurch earthquake,” Mr Bowler said. “As 2012 gets into full swing, we’re expecting to see continued strong performances from Australia and most parts of Asia. Mr Bowler added that despite the continuing challenges from markets such as USA and Europe they remain crucial to the company and a priority to their marketing priorities. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: S.P
The Battle of Brisbane delivers win-win for QueenslandPremier Annastacia Palaszczuk today congratulated Queensland’s newest world champion as the state celebrated a massive windfall from the Battle of Brisbane.The Premier said Jeff Horn – a school teacher from Acacia Ridge – defeated boxing legend Manny Pacquiao to claim the WBO Welterweight world championship.“Jeff has done this in front of more than 51,000 fans at Suncorp Stadium and an estimated TV audience of 500 million in what was the biggest fight in Australian history,” Ms Palaszczuk said.“We backed this fight because we knew it had the potential to bring thousands of international and interstate tourists to Queensland.“Not only did we see our local hero win the world title, Brisbane hotels were more than 90 percent full, close to 20,000 tickets were sold to international and interstate visitors and the weekend delivered a $25 million boost to our economy.“The Battle of Brisbane delivered a massive win-win for Queensland.”“A sporting event of this size is the perfect warm-up for what is to come – the Bledisloe Cup in October, the Rugby League World Cup final in December and of course, the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast in April next year. Our major events program inject $600 million into our economy. That’s good news for Queensland businesses and Queensland jobs.”Tourism and Major Events Minister Kate Jones said the sporting spectacle of the Battle of Brisbane would not be forgotten.“Jeff now stands as a world champion boxer having defeated one of the greatest fighters of all time in Manny Pacquiao,” Ms Jones said.“We are all proud of his achievement and we wish Jeff all the best as he celebrates his famous victory and prepares for the next step in his career.“This event also provided a unique platform to showcase the best of Queensland to the world and inspire visitors to experience the best address on earth.“There is no doubt Queensland is Australia’s premier events destination and the Palaszczuk Government is determined to build on that momentum.“This event was made possible thanks to our partners Tourism and Events Queensland, Brisbane Marketing, Suncorp Stadium and Duco Events.”Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said Brisbane congratulated Jeff Horn on his victory and the city’s economy would also benefit from the massive worldwide publicity generated from hosting this major event.“Jeff is now a world champion and I am proud that this humble boxer from Brisbane has made history and had such a great victory,” he said.“Not only did Brisbane successfully stage the biggest boxing match in Australian history, our New World City was showcased as a destination of choice to a global audience of hundreds of millions.“Brisbane has been promoted heavily around the world during the past week and today’s major event has further confirmed our growing reputation as a destination for live events.Duco Events’ Dean Lonergan said the event had exceeded expectations in every way.“2 July will go down in history as the day a new Australian sporting superstar was born,” Mr Lonergan said.“Everything about this event has exceeded our expectations and it has been such a privilege to bring this event to the people of Queensland and Australia.“Congratulations to Manny, but as Jeff’s promoters, we want to say how proud we are of him and how he performed today. Jeff rose above huge expectation and handled himself with huge professionalism and pride.“It has been such a privilege for Duco Events to bring this event to the people of Queensland and Australia.” Tourism and Events QueenslandSource = Tourism and Events Queensland
Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Fitzgerald has 14,716 career receiving yards & needs 16 yards to surpass Steve Smith Sr. (14,731) for the seventh most in NFL history.Bruce Arians needs to get Fitzgerald the ball early and often to get the crowd into the game. He has been targeted 52 times in the last five games. As I mentioned in the past, with good pass protection, you should take your shots down the field with Fitzgerald.The Cardinals’ sellout streak at University of Phoenix Stadium currently sits at 118 consecutive games. Arizona has sold out every game played on their home field (including preseason and postseason). Having a sellout crowd on hand has given the Cardinals one of the NFL’s most distinct advantages.According to the NFL, the Cardinals rank sixth in home win percentage since 2013, with a record of 24-9-1. In 11-plus seasons at University of Phoenix Stadium, the team’s home win percentage is .517 while it was a lowly .347 in their 18 seasons at Sun Devil Stadium.Linebacker Chandler Jones aims for his third game in a row versus Tampa Bay with a sack. In the past seven games, he has eight sacks and two forced fumbles. He has 28.5 sacks since 2015, tied for the second-most in the NFL. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact PHOENIX — After losing to the Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. the Cardinals return home to University of Phoenix Stadium in Week 6 to face Tampa Bay. Arizona looks to improve its record to 3-3 on the season.This week, the Cardinals and Buccaneers meet for the 20th time and Arizona enters the contest with a 10-9 advantage in the all-time series. The Cardinals enter this week’s game on a two-game winning streak against the Buccaneers, which includes a 40-7 victory in Week 2 last season. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo 3 Comments Share Even with Beckwith’s play as a rookie, the focus has been on veteran linebackers Kwon Alexander and Lavonte David, who are both thumpers. Alexander, though, was ruled out of the game.Cornerback Brent Grimes has two interceptions and 12 passes defensed in his past nine games on the road. He has 18 tackles in two meetings at Arizona. Since 2013, he leads the NFL with 70 passes defensed.Grimes, 35, is playing like a Pro Bowl player while his counterpart Vernon Hargreaves is off to a slow start in his second season. The Cardinals should attack Hargraves and the safeties.Some numbers are courtesy of the NFL Media and the Arizona Cardinals. Following this week’s game, the Cardinals won’t play again in their home venue until Week 10 when they host the Seahawks.Arizona is 5-3 all-time at home against the Buccaneers, who are making their third-ever visit to University of Phoenix Stadium and second in two seasons.The Cardinals’ newest addition All-Pro running back Adrian Peterson will make his Arizona debut this week. Peterson was acquired in a trade with the New Orleans Saints on Tuesday. With adding Peterson, the Cardinals now have two — Larry Fitzgerald and Peterson — of the three active players with 100-plus career touchdowns.Here are some of the key statistics heading into the matchup.CARDINALSCarson Palmer passed for 304 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions for a 124.9 rating in the last meeting between the two teams. In the past four games at home, he has 1,300 passing yards (325 per game), eight touchdowns and one interception for a 97.6 rating. He is aiming for his seventh game in a row at home with 300-plus passing yards. He has 291 career touchdown passes, tied for 12th most all-time (Hall of Famer Warren Moon).Per Pro Football Focus, Palmer is ranked 20th overall at the position with an overall grade of 74.8. He is 30th in short passes and eighth overall at getting the ball out at an average time of 2.45 seconds. Wide receiver DeSean Jackson led the team with 106 receiving yards last week, his 33rd career 100-plus yard game, and fourth most among active players. Has 174 receiving yards (87 per game) and a touchdown in the last two meetings.Jackson has excellent speed that allows him to rack up yards after catch. The defense cannot let him in behind them or it will be trouble.Tight end Cameron Brate is looking to have his fourth game in a row with a touchdown. Since 2016, he leads all NFL tight ends with 11 receiving touchdowns.There is a lot of talk about rookie tight end and first-round pick O.J. Howard. Brate has become a weapon in the Buccaneers offense despite being an undrafted player.Defensive tackle Gerald McCoy had a sack in Week 5. He has 34.5 sacks since 2013, the most among NFL defensive tackles.He’s a beast on the inside and because of his explosion, you are often forced to put two bodies on him. He’ll exploit the middle of the line.Defensive end Robert Ayers has four sacks in past five games against the NFC West. He’s familiar with the division and is a situation player rusher who can disrupt the pocket.Linebacker Kendell Beckwith leads NFL rookies with 36 tackles. If he were to reach eight-plus tackles Sunday, it would be his fourth straight game doing so. He led the team with a career-high 14 tackles in Week 5. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Now that Markus Golden is out for the remainder of the season, it puts more pressure on Jones. The Cardinals would like to see more impact plays when the game is on the line. Going forward, he’ll be seeing more double teams and running backs will chip off the edge. The Cardinals’ defensive coordinator should move him around more to keeps teams guessing.Cornerback Patrick Paterson has three interceptions in two career meetings. He’ll cover wide receiver Mike Evans, a big, physical receiver.Per Pro Football Focus, Peterson’s effect on wide receivers in 2017 through five games is clear:Lions’ Marvin Jones: Two receptions, 37 receiving yards, one touchdownColts’ T.Y. Hilton: Four receptions, 49 receiving yardsCowboys’ Dez Bryant: Two catches, 12 receiving yards49ers’ Pierre Garçon: Four catches, 36 receiving yardsEagles’ Alshon Jeffery: Three catches, 31 receiving yardsSafety Tyvon Branch led team with 10 tackles last week. He has 21 tackles and two passes defensed in two career meetings. He is shooting for his third game in a row at home with nine-plus tackles. He is tied for the NFL lead with 46 tackles.Through five games, Branch has been the most consistent player on defense. On last week’s long touchdown, a miscommunication in the secondary was the mistake. Justin Bethel was playing zone and thought he would have over the top help. BUCCANEERSQuarterback Jamies Winston passed for 334 yards and a touchdown for a 86.7 rating last week. Winston is trying for his fourth game in a row with 300-plus passing yards. In his past three games versus the NFC West, he has 894 passing yards (298 per game), eight touchdowns and three interceptions for a 102.4 rating.Last year, Winston had four interceptions against the Cardinals. He has more talent around him with the skill and talent at receiver and tight end.Running back Doug Martin rushed for 74 yards and a touchdown in Week 5. He has a rushing touchdown in three of his past four games.The next player up is expected to be covered by Patrick Peterson in the marquee individual matchup of the game.Wide receiver Mike Evans has four receiving touchdowns in his past six games. In the past 11 games on the road, he has 65 catches for 976 yards (88.7 per game) and six touchdowns. Since 2014, he is fifth in the NFL with 29 touchdown catches.He’s been targeted 40 times this year with 24 receptions and two touchdowns. In the last three years, Evans has 361 targets and 184 catches for 2,803 receiving yards and 17 touchdowns.Peterson will play the cat and mouse game with Evans at the line of scrimmage. Top Stories The offensive line is shuffling the deck again this week with left tackle D.J. Humphries, left guard Alex Boone, center A.Q. Shipley, right guard Earl Watford, and right tackle Jared Veldheer. We could see other options because of the concern with Humphries and Boone’s conditioning. If they get the running game going, it would go a long way in getting the right field position and scoring touchdowns in the red zone.Adrian Peterson has looked very good in practice the last couple days. I spoke to some players in the locker room and they were impressed. I also contacted a scout and gave me a scouting report on AD. “Tireless worker, runs angry, given the right opportunity he’ll excel,” he said. Also mentioned that he “loves football.”Peterson should get the start and could get about 15-20 touches, with more carries than receptions.Running back Andre Ellington led the team and tied a career-high with nine receptions last week.He’s been targeted 24 times in the last two weeks, including 15 receptions for 151 yards. He’s become the third-down back and upgraded the passing game as another weapon for it.Wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald has 17 catches for 217 yards (72.3 per game) and four touchdowns in the past three meetings. 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