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Most actively traded companies on the TSXMost actively traded companies on the TSX

The Canadian Press Some of the most active companies traded Tuesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (16,502.20, down 13.26 points).Prometic Life Sciences. Inc. (TSX:PLI). Health care. Down half a cent, or 7.69 per cent, to six cents on 11.4 million shares.Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Health care. Up 45 cents, or 3.96 per cent, to $11.82 on 9.6 million shares.Village Farms International Inc. (TSX:VFF). Consumer discretionary. Down $1.85, or 10.86 per cent, to $15.18 on 8.9 million shares.Crescent Point Energy Corp. (TSX:CPG). Energy. Down 23 cents, or 4.08 per cent, to $5.41 on 7.9 million shares.Barrick Gold Corp. (TSX:ABX). Materials. Down 51 cents, or 2.79 per cent, to $17.74 on 7.3 million shares.Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Industrials. Up seven cents, or 2.66 per cent, to $2.70 on 5.9 million shares.Companies reporting:Canopy Growth Corp. (TSX:WEED). Up $1.15, or 2.1 per cent, to $55.55. Canopy Growth CEO Bruce Linton is expecting a “growth quarter” ahead and foresees the cannabis company will generate $1 billion in revenue during its next financial year. The Ontario licensed producer has ramped up the pace of its packaging and shipping processes and anticipates sales growth to accelerate by the final quarter of the calendar year as the number of legal retailers grows and edibles hit the market. Meanwhile, its venture capital arm, Canopy Rivers, acquired an 18.4 per cent stake in cosmetics company High Beauty Inc. for US$2.5 million and Spain-based cannabis licensed producer Canamo y Fibras Naturales, S.L. , also known as Cafina.SNC-Lavalin Inc. (TSX:SNC). Up 43 cents, or 1.25 per cent, to $34.75. An SNC-Lavalin joint venture has secured a contract valued at more than $1 billion to decommission three nuclear reactors at a power plant in New York. Comprehensive Decommissioning International LLC, owned 40 per cent by SNC-Lavalin and Holtec International, will start work to decommission the Indian Point site in Buchanan, N.Y., after it has been shut down, defuelled and sold in the third quarter of 2021. Entergy Corp. has agreed to sell the subsidiaries that own the three Indian Point units to a Holtec International subsidiary, subject to regulatory approvals. Holtec would complete the site’s decommissioning decades sooner than if Entergy continued to own the plant.Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Bombardier’s CEO says the continuation of its regional jet program hinges on whether the company can fill up the CRJ’s partly blank order book. The plain-and-train-maker’s backlog of 54 CRJ 900 planes extends only through the end of next year, according to Bombardier. Once a cash cow for the Montreal-based company, the CRJ now loses money, Alain Bellemare has said. For the past five years Embraer SA’s E175 narrow-body aircraft has dominated the U.S. market, where the majority of regional jets are sold. read more

Ban urges opinionmakers to spread the word about green technologiesBan urges opinionmakers to spread the word about green technologies

14 October 2009Green technologies generate not only environmental advances but also promote economic growth, Secretary Ban Ki-moon said today, calling on opinion-makers attending a forum in Seoul to encourage businesses and governments to make climate-friendly investments. In a message to the World Knowledge Forum, delivered by the President of the United Nations Foundation Timothy Wirth, Mr. Ban called on governments “to show the flexibility and leadership” that will seal a “fair, ambitious and binding” global climate agreement at the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen this December.“Investing in green technologies yields not only environmental gains but also large-scale economic growth,” he said.Established in October 2000, the forum gathers more than 100 business executives and policy-makers from around the world to grapple with the major challenges facing humankind.“The world is over-armed; the nuclear threat persists,” said Mr. Ban, “but now is also a moment of opportunity, as momentum builds toward next year’s nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference.”Urging participants to play their part in efforts to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), a set of targets for solving social and economic problems, Mr. Ban said the World Knowledge Forum could serve as a catalyst in the struggle to eradicate poverty. “The global economic downturn threatens to push an additional 100 million people below the poverty line. Governments everywhere are facing increasing budgetary pressures but this is no time to renege on past pledges of aid and investment.”The focus of this year’s forum is Asia, which “has a great stake in international efforts to combat climate change, reduce nuclear arsenals and overcome poverty,” said Mr. Ban. read more

WSP Global outlines CEO succession plan reports 2015 growth from acquisitionsWSP Global outlines CEO succession plan reports 2015 growth from acquisitions

by The Canadian Press Posted Mar 15, 2016 6:48 am MDT Last Updated Mar 15, 2016 at 7:20 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email WSP Global outlines CEO succession plan, reports 2015 growth from acquisitions MONTREAL – WSP Global Inc. says it will be getting a new CEO as part of a management transition that follows more than a year of rapid growth through acquisitions.The Montreal-based engineering and construction company (TSX:WSP) says its current CEO, Pierre Shoiry, will step aside to become vice-chairman of WSP’s board of directors.He will be succeeded by WSP’s current chief financial officer, Alexandre L’Heureux, once a new CFO is hired from outside.The transition was announced as WSP issued its latest financial report.It had $188.8 million of net income for the 12 months ended Dec. 31, including $14.7 million or 15 cents per share in the fourth quarter.In 2014, WSP had a full-year net profit of $62.2 million including a fourth-quarter loss of $7.9 million or 10 cents per share.Revenue increased to $6.06 billion last year, including $1.25 billion in the fourth quarter, up from $2.3 billion in 2014 including $858.8 million in that year’s fourth quarter.Most of the increase was due to acquisitions. read more

Writings from Israel Nepal and Myanmar included in UNESCO world registerWritings from Israel Nepal and Myanmar included in UNESCO world register

Documentation on Holocaust victims, a collection of Buddhist scriptures written on stones from Myanmar, two rare manuscripts from Nepal and diaries belonging to Ernesto Che Guevara, are among 54 new additions to the UN educational and cultural agency’s Memory of the World Register.“The items presented by Israel, Myanmar, Nepal are the first inscriptions on the register for these countries,” the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) said in a news release on the newest additions to the prestigious list recognizing documentary heritage.These items were selected by the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) from among 84 petitions submitted for selection by 54 countries and the International Commission for the International Tracing Service (ITS). They were chosen earlier today by the International Consultative Committee for the Memory of the World programme, now meeting in Gwangju, Republic of Korea, and approved UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova.The Memory of the World Programme, established in 1992, aims to counter the parlous state of preservation of, and access to, documentary heritage in various parts of the world, according to UNESCO’s website.From Nepal, the inscriptions consist of Nisvasattatvasamhita, the earliest surviving tantric manuscript, and Susrutasamhita, the oldest document in the field of Ayurveda written on 1134 year old palm leaf manuscript. “I congratulate Nepal for the inscriptions of the two manuscripts in the Memory of the World Register,” said Nepal’s UNESCO representative, Axel Plathe. “I am confident that their inclusion in the Register contributes to creating greater awareness of the need to preserve Nepal’s memory held in the country’s archives and libraries.” Israel proposed the Pages of Testimony designed by Yad Vashem to commemorate some of the six million Jews killed in the Holocaust. The forms were filled out between 1954 and 2004 by the victims’ relatives and friends, many with photographs.Myanmar authorities submitted and recommended for inclusion the Maha Lawkamarazein or Kuthodaw Inscription Shrines. The collection includes 729 stone slabs on which are inscribed the whole of the Buddhist scriptures whose religious and social significance is important for Asia. It records the Fifth Great Synod convened by King Mindon and which was the significant event of the Buddhist religion and its devotees.Other notable works is the collection of life and work of Ernesto Che Guevara which includes his notes, diaries, speeches, medical research and other documents submitted by Bolivia and Cuba. “It is the expression of an ongoing search begun in his youth, which leads him to follow his vocation as a revolutionary,” the proposal states. read more

Heres What Happened Today SundayHeres What Happened Today Sunday

first_imgPARTING SHOTIf you’re fed up waiting for hoverboards to appear on the market, you might be interested in the water-based alternative. [Geek.com] Source: devinsupertramp/YouTube INTERNATIONAL Johann Steiner smiles as his horse shakes its mane prior to the stallions fight in Aschau in the Austrian province of Tyrol. To avoid fights and injuries on the alp, the horses fight their leadership of the herd in a paddock. After the fight, the stallions stay the whole summer at an alp. Source: AP Photo/Kerstin Joensson#IRAQ: Security forces launched a major counter-attack against militants, while Tony Blair said the violence was not the result of 2003 invasion.#ISRAEL: Benjamin Netanyahu blamed Hamas for the kidnapping of three teenagers.#PAKISTAN: An military operation has been launched following a insurgent attack on an airport last week. [Reuters]#UNITED STATES: Radio legend, and voice of Shaggy in Scooby-Doo, Casey Kasem died aged 82.INNOVATIONNew research suggests that robots are able to navigate better with the help of tiny scout robots. [Geek.com]Wish that clocks were more accurate? Quantum entanglement could be the answer (duh). [New Scientist] NEED TO CATCH up? TheJournal.ie brings you a round-up of today’s news… Source: Alan PlaceIRELANDcenter_img Independent TD Stephen Donnelly withdrew from the banking inquiry following government interference.The government then announced that whips would not be imposed on Fine Gael and Labour members of the inquiry.A man was arrested for withholding information in connection with the shooting of a six-year-old boy.Two divers died in separate accidents, one in Cork and another in Donegal.A 20-year-old was arrested following a late-night assault.Gay Byrne announced his resignation as chairman of the RSA.A cyclist was seriously injured in a crash in Dublin.A Fianna Fáil senator called for adoptees to be given the right to access their birth certs.The owners of Lissadell House announced it will reopen to the public. [RTÉ News]The Special Olympics Ireland games drew to a close.last_img read more

NASAs New Horizons Spacecraft Is Set for Ultima Thule FlybyNASAs New Horizons Spacecraft Is Set for Ultima Thule Flyby

first_img NASA Says 2 Asteroids Will Safely Fly By Earth This WeekendScientists Discover Possible Interstellar Visitor Stay on target NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft is about to get cozy with a very distant space object.On New Years Day, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft will fly by Ultima Thule, a distant “worldlet” located four billion miles from the sun. In a press release, New Horizons said no spacecraft has explored this “place beyond the known world,” which is located deep in the solar system.“New Horizons will map Ultima, map its surface composition, determine how many moons it has, and find out if it has rings or even an atmosphere. It will make other studies, too, such as measuring Ultima’s temperature and perhaps even its mass,” Alan Stern, New Horizons principal investigator, said in the press release. “In the space of one 72-hour period, Ultima will be transformed from a pinpoint of light — a dot in the distance — to a fully explored world. It should be breathtaking!”In less than 48 hours, New Horizons will make history! The team at @JHUAPL is preparing for the #NewYears flyby of #UltimaThule, the farthest object explored by a spacecraft ever – 4 billion miles from the Sun and ~1 billion miles from Pluto. pic.twitter.com/3EiB2bmOKy— NASA New Horizons (@NASANewHorizons) December 30, 2018According to the New Horizons team, Ultima is orbiting in the center of the Kuiper Belt, a collection of icy bodies that range in size from dwarf planets to smaller planetesimals to comets. Scientists are studying Ultima’s birthplace for two reasons: Ultima is a historical sample of the distant parts of the solar system and its temperature is barely above absolute zero.On #NewYearsEve, @NASANewHorizons will perform the most distant planetary flyby ever as it zooms past an object nicknamed #UltimaThule. Make sure to follow our partner @JHUAPL for updates: https://t.co/f3IkfRXZ1H pic.twitter.com/MXkAyLz3Bq— NASA New Horizons (@NASANewHorizons) December 26, 2018In 2014, Marc Buie, a New Horizons co-investigator, and New Horizons team members found Ultima with the Hubble Space Telescope. Due to the object’s far location, it can’t be seen so well with telescopes. So, there’s not much known about Ultima besides its location, orbit, and faint red color.“From Ultima’s orbit, we know that it is the most primordial object ever explored. I’m excited to see the surface features of this small world, particularly the craters on the surface,” Cathy Olkin, SwRI deputy project scientist, said in the press release. “Young craters could provide a window to see the composition of the subsurface of Ultima. Also by counting the number and impactors that have hit Ultima, we can learn about the number of small objects in the outer solar system.”More on Geek.com:NASA Telescope Captures Stunning Sight of 2018’s Brightest Comet NASA’s InSight Ready to Hunt MarsquakesPenguin Poo Images From NASA Reveal Antarctic Ecosystem Changeslast_img read more

Carolyn Propstra dies unsung hero of Esther Short Park projectCarolyn Propstra dies unsung hero of Esther Short Park project

first_imgIf you enjoy the urban beauty of the red brick square in Esther Short Park, with its clock tower and fountain, you can thank Carolyn Propstra. The Vancouver philanthropist, described as a humble and honest woman, died Friday at age 85.Back in the day, Carolyn Propstra volunteered twice weekly at what used to be called the Portland Oregon Visitors Association (now Travel Portland). The gig often took her through Pioneer Courthouse Square and she thought Vancouver should get something similar. So, she had her husband, Burgerville founder George Propstra, visit the public space in downtown Portland. They later gave $2 million toward the construction of Propstra Square and $1.64 million for the clock tower.“I always thought Carolyn was the unsung hero of that project,” said Nancy Hales, who was executive director of the Community Foundation for Southwest Washington when the Propstras were actively donating to causes around Clark County in the early 1990s to mid-2000s. “She subtly put her influence in everything.”Hales added that Carolyn Propstra’s love of children led to the water feature in Esther Short Park.Carolyn Propstra worked for Burgerville’s parent company, Holland Inc., for 30 years, which is how she met George Propstra. After his wife of 52 years, Margaret Kettenring, died in 1990, Carolyn and George married. They spent their retirement years donating to causes around the community.They gave more than $13 million through the Community Foundation, including $5 million for the Jim Parsley Center, $2.2 million for the Propstra Aquatics Center at McLoughlin Middle School, $1.1 million for Propstra Stadium at Hudson’s Bay High School and $100,000 to the I Have a Dream scholarship program.last_img read more

Price Control in Petroleum Industry coming says MinisterPrice Control in Petroleum Industry coming says Minister

first_img Related Items:amanda misick, budget debate, price control petroleum TCI Loaded; Bank amounts and accounts disclosed in House of Assembly Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 08 Apr 2015 – Price Control is coming for the Turks and Caicos when it comes to better managing the cost of fuel; this was revealed in the House of Assembly by the Minister responsible, Hon Amanda Misick.“Also Mr. Speaker we are looking at implementing price control, quality control as well as safety and environmental controls in the petroleum product sector. This primary focus is to ensure fair and equitable fuel prices but also to give customers the assurance and confidence of the quality of fuel that they purchase.”During her contribution to the Budget Debate last month Minister Misick explained that the Electricity and Utilities Commissioner is complete his study of the sluggish price changes on the cost of fuel within the industry locally when compared to those abroad. Those findings have been touted as complete for two months now, and have not yet been revealed to the public. Also coming, solar powered street lights for Grand Turk as a pilot project; an overhaul at the NJS Francis Building to improve energy efficiency, regulations for electricians in the country “…this bill, Mr. Speaker, will ensure for the first time in the TCI, a level playing field for electricians who will no longer be deprived of bidding on projects because of licensing mechanisms…” and changes in policies as the TCI has a draft legislative framework already prepared to impact electricity specifically. Minister Misick said the Administration remains committed to the Carbon War Room pact signed in the BVI; it is a commitment to reduce dependency on Fossil Fuels. It was explained that the EUD or Electricity & Utilities Department is working to enhance public awareness and recently launched a Facebook page; the public is slow to respond though, the Department has so far only managed to get 11 likes. Admittedly there is not much content on that Facebook page as yet, but it is one way the Department is moving to enhance interaction. You should go on over and express yourself on energy concerns. Look for TCIG Energy & Utilities Department on Facebook. Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp ZNS facing privatization Will enough millions roll over to next TCI Fiscal Year?last_img read more

In Wake of BRAC Crystal City Has Transformed into an Innovation DistrictIn Wake of BRAC Crystal City Has Transformed into an Innovation District

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR The Crystal City Business Improvement District (BID), created in the wake of the 2005 BRAC round, is marking its 10-year anniversary amid a transformation that has turned the Northern Virginia neighborhood from what had been seen as just a daytime destination for government employees into a vibrant commercial and retail district catering to entrepreneurs and younger workers.The BID was formed to help the neighborhood recover from the loss of 17,000 DOD workers forced to move out of leased office space as a result of recommendations approved by the BRAC Commission. The idea was to “build momentum toward building a new Crystal City,” Angela Fox, president and chief executive officer of the BID, told Patch.The BID helped spur hundreds of annual events, including farmers markets and theater performances. “The fabric has changed with new art, better connected transit, a more business-friendly economic climate and a focus on expanding the incredible basis of infrastructure,” Fox said.One striking change is the support structure for tech startups that Crystal City has attracted, including WeWork co-working space, seed fund incubator 1776, and Tech Shop, which helps entrepreneurs build marketable prototypes.“This is not the Crystal City people once knew,” Mitchell Schear, president of Vornado/Charles E. Smith, told the New York Times.The efforts of the BID, Arlington County and Vornado, the dominant property owner and landlord in Crystal City, have helped establish a sense of place in the neighborhood. Vornado has brought in a variety of restaurants along Crystal Drive to attract millennials. One sign of Crystal City’s revitalization — Good Stuff Eatery, a chain restaurant focused on fresh ingredients, draws more customers during dinner than lunch.With each project, the neighborhood improves, Fox said. “Now I hear millennials and people of all ages saying Crystal City is so cool.”last_img read more

Remembering Dick Dale Get Soaked With These 7 SurfRock ClassicsRemembering Dick Dale Get Soaked With These 7 SurfRock Classics

first_imgGet a closer listen to how the King Of Surf Rock built a guitar sound and style that influenced everyone from the Beach Boys to Jimi Hendrix to the RamonesNate HertweckGRAMMYs Mar 18, 2019 – 5:44 pm Electric guitar pioneer Dick Dale died on March 16 at the age of 81, leaving behind a reverberant trail of musical and sonic influence stretching from The Ventures to modern garage surf and beyond. Since the 1950s, Dale has wielded his left-handed reverse-strung Fender Stratocaster and treated fans to his signature guitar sound, distinctive for its relentless rhythm, shimmering reverb and sheer volume, earning him the crown as “The King Of Surf Rock.” Facebook From introducing the world to the sound of surf rock with his band the Del-Tones to reaching a new generations to follow with film and even video game reboots of his classics, Dale’s influence has touched an impressive list of legends including the Beach Boys, Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughn, The Ramones, The Cramps, Los Straightjackets, and many more.As the music world mourns the loss of one of the most game-changing talents to ever pick up a guitar, here’s a look at seven surf rock explosions that reveal Dale at his boldest.”Miserlou””Miserlou” is an obvious to start an examination of Dale’s brazen and unique sound. In 1962, the frantic tremolo picking of his adaptation of this Middle Eastern instrumental folk tune (spelled “Misirlou” and translating to “Egyptian Girl”) established Dale as a singular artist with a sound all his own while rock ‘n’ roll was still searching for its footing. The song’s iconic guitar line is also instantly recognizable to younger listeners thanks in large part to its use in the opening credits of Quentin Tarantino’s 1994 classic film Pulp Fiction. “Miserlou” was also sampled by Black Eyed Peas on their 2006 “Pump It” and challenged video gamers in “Guitar Hero,” more indicators of the endless reach of Dale’s sound and fury.”Let’s Go Trippin'”Dale’s highest charting hit, 1961’s “Let’s Go Trippin,'” is arguably the song that started it all, becoming the first surf-rock hit landing at No. 60 on the Billboard Hot 100. Its release in 1961 preceded the Beach Boys’ first surf song, “Surfin,'” but the Boys would tip their sailor caps to Dale two years later by coving “Let’s Go Trippin'” on their 1963 album Surfin’ USA.”The Scavenger”Along with “Let’s Go Trippin,'” 1963’s “The Scavenger” was one of just two songs Dale ever landed on the charts, ducking into the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 98. “The Scavenger” was the lead-off track from Dale’s third album, Checkered Flag, which explored hot-rod automobile themes made popular by the Beach Boys and even included sounds of engines revving and lyrics about street racing.”Pipeline”A match made in guitar heaven, Dale teamed up with another incomparable guitar legend, the late Stevie Ray Vaughn, for 1987’s “Pipeline,” placing the two unmistakable styles side-by-side for an historic and electrified blues/surf mashup. For their efforts, the duo were nominated for Best Rock Instrumental Performance (Orchestra Group Or Soloist) at the 30th GRAMMY Awards. The song was featured in the movie Back To The Beach, which Dale and Vaughn also appeared in, performing the song.  “Hava Nagila”A standout track on his 1963 sophomore album and first on Capitol Records, aptly titled King Of The Surf Guitar, “Hava Nagila” is Dale’s take on the traditional Israeli folk song of rejoice. The album featured contributions from the likes of Glen Campbell, Leon Russell and Hal Blaine. Dale’s treatment of this traditional tune with his frenzied picking seemed like a natural fit, much like his arrangement of “Miserlou.”READ MORE: 30 Songs That Use Hal Blaine’s Iconic “Be My Baby” Beat”Peter Gunn”Dale’s 1965 surfed-out rendition of Henry Mancini’s TV theme clearly illustrates his sonic stamp by placing his angular playing on top of one of the most recognizable melodies in instrumental music. Mancini’s original The Music From Peter Gunn won Album Of The Year at the first-ever GRAMMY Awards in May of 1959. But in Dale’s version you can hear where guitar slingers such as Los Straitjackets and cymbal riders like The Cramps drew aesthetic inspiration.”Nitro”By 1993, Dale’s influence had permeated widely into the worlds of ska, rock and punk, and on the first track off Tribal Thunder, he leaned into to a more modern sound, etching his signature tone and licks into a wall of solid rock drums. While Dale is far better known for his early recordings, “Nitro” is a daring reminder of the ferocity and endurance that fueled Dale’s endless touring and refusal to mellow with age. The song even received a name-check from Jack White in a tribute post following Dale’s death. “I spent many moments learning his massive reverbed guitar licks in my bedroom, and still enjoy playing his song ‘Nitro’ whenever I can,” White wrote.Remembering The Beach Boys’ Pet Sounds: For The RecordRead more https://twitter.com/BrianWilsonLive/status/1107445386808041472 Twitter Remembering Dick Dale: Get Soaked With These 7 Surf-Rock Classics News 7 Essential Dick Dale Surf-Rock Bops remembering-dick-dale-get-soaked-these-7-surf-rock-classics Email last_img read more

Gandhi statue removed following protestGandhi statue removed following protest

first_imgThe statue of Indian independence leader Mahatma Gandhi at University of Ghana in Accra, which has been removed following student protest. Photo: APA statue of Indian independence leader Mahatma Gandhi has been removed from Ghana’s most prestigious university after complaints that he was racist against black Africans.India’s former president Pranab Mukherjee unveiled the statue to the global peace icon at the University of Ghana in Accra two years ago as a symbol of ties between the two nations.But lecturers soon began a petition calling for its removal, citing passages written by Gandhi claiming that Indians were “infinitely superior” to black Africans.The online protest was one of a number on university campuses in Africa and beyond about the enduring symbols of the continent’s colonial past.The Gandhi statue on the university’s Legon campus in Accra appeared to have been removed overnight Tuesday to Wednesday, students and lecturers told AFP.The head of language, literature and drama at the Institute of African Studies, Obadele Kambon, said the removal was an issue of “self-respect”.”If we show that we have no respect for ourselves and look down on our own heroes and praise others who had no respect for us, then there is an issue,” he said.”If we indeed don’t show any self respect for our heroes, how can the world respect us? This is victory for black dignity and self-respect. The campaign has paid off.”Student Adelaide Twum said the move was “long overdue”. “I’m so excited. This has nothing to do with diplomatic ties,” she added.Another student, Benjamin Mensah, said: “It’s a massive win for all Ghanaians because it was constantly reminding us of how inferior we are.”The university authorities refused to comment while an official at Ghana’s foreign affairs ministry said only: “It’s an internal decision by the university.”Ghana’s former government had said the statue would be relocated “to avoid the controversy… becoming a distraction from our strong ties of friendship” with India.Campaigners in Malawi are currently trying to stop a statue of Gandhi going up in the capital Blantyre, also arguing that he used racial slurs against black people.Though Gandhi is more commonly remembered for his non-violent resistance to British colonial rule in his native India, his legacy in Africa is more mixed.He lived and worked as a lawyer in South Africa from 1893 to 1915.last_img read more

What basic forecast software would you recommend for my companyWhat basic forecast software would you recommend for my company

first_img This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Enroll Now for Free September 12, 2007 There are many options available to you and it really depends on your specific needs and budget. Basic accounting software such as Quickbooks, Peachtree and Microsoft accounting have basic sales and/or forecasting tools.Of course Salesforce.com and Saleslogix – two well known sales tools – are built and made in particular for sales.All of these tools will only work as well as the data input into them so keep this in mind as well.ACT! and Goldmine Software are contact management software leaders with sales components. Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Nowlast_img read more

Sony Black Friday SpiderMan PS4 Bundle DualShock Controllers and More on SaleSony Black Friday SpiderMan PS4 Bundle DualShock Controllers and More on Sale

first_imgMarvel’s Spider-Man Standard Edition PS4 Bundle for $199.99 USD (MSRP). This jet-black 1TB standard PS4 system includes a matching DualShock 4 wireless controller, and a physical copy of the critically acclaimed Marvel’s Spider-Man game from Insomniac Games. A great addition for you or friends who are aching for a chance to play and experience a brand-new and authentic Spider-Man adventure.PlayStation VR systems available for $199.99 USD (MSRP) at participating retailers. If you haven’t already tried it, now is a great time, with newly released titles such as Astro Bot Rescue Mission, Firewall, and Creed: Rise to Glory alongside upcoming games like Borderlands 2 VR coming soon.Select DualShock 4 wireless controllers available for $39.99 USD (MSRP) at participating retailers. Now you can customize the look of your gaming set-up with a wide variety of colors, ranging from the new Blue Camouflage color to Magma Red, Midnight Blue, Gold and Crystal for a great price. Share Tweet Submit Sony will also be offering a discount on 12-month PlayStation Plus subscriptions, and are also promising plenty of discounts on popular games. Based on the flyers from Walmart and the rest, you can expect most recent Sony titles, including God of War, Detroit: Become Human, and MLB The Show 18 to be on sale.Sony’s Black Friday sales kick off on November 16 and will continue until November 26. What do you think? See any deals you just can’t pass up?center_img Black Friday is nearly here, and Sony has officially revealed their 2018 deals. Some outlets, including Target, Best Buy, and Walmart have already revealed most of these sales, but we now have a more complete idea of what to expect. These deals should be available at pretty much every major retailer you can name.Some of the best deals being offered include a Spider-Man 1TB PS4 bundle for $200, various PlayStation VR bundles for $200, and DualShock 4 controllers for $40. You can check out a wacky Sony Black Friday commercial, below.Here’s a more detailed rundown of some of Sony’s Black Friday deals:last_img read more

Tourism industry endeavours tax benefits from the CentreTourism industry endeavours tax benefits from the Centre

first_imgThe Tourism Industry has requested the Government of India for the following fiscal benefits including tax rebate and relaxations:i. Inclusion of tourism infrastructure like hotels / resorts / tourist lodges / banquet halls / convention and exhibition centres, etc. for benefits of Section 32 AC of Income Tax Act 1961 by lowering the minimum threshold investment limit to Rs 5.00 crore.ii. Extension of benefits under Section 35 AD of Income Tax Act 1961 to business concerns who are making capital investment in setting up of smaller category of hotels / guest houses / dharamsalas / tourist hostels / motels / wellness facilities / medical facilities and other associated infrastructure like installation of house boats / adventure and leisure tourism facilities.iii. Weighted deduction of 200% in line with Research & Development sectors in India for expenditure incurred towards marketing and promotional activities of the country as inbound tourism destination.iv. Establishment of special tourism zones in India.v. Lower withholding of tax and interest paid to foreign banks or financial institutions for loan taken in tourism sector.vi. Deduction in respect of profit and gains from taxable income for business of hotels, convention centres and other tourism specific infrastructure.vii. Foreign exchange earning linked deduction on profits for Income Tax computation.viii. Exemption on Service Tax from Heritage Hotels and Heritage Trains.xi. Exemption on Service Tax on room tariff to be increased.x. Service Tax to be exempted for unit to be set up within special tourism zones.xi. Exemption on Service Tax on all the incidental activities or services like hotel stay, Rent a Cab, Tour Operators, etc. if the main event is exempted by Government from the ambit of Service Tax.xii. Extend CENVAT credit on the entire tourism components of Travel intermediaries on abated value (tour operators, travel agents, rent a cab operators) as against just on the same line of business.In order to ascertain the incidence of high taxations on tourism sector and its impact in making Indian tourism industry products un-compatible, a study on Taxes levied on tourism sector vis-à-vis Export sector has been conducted, and the findings of the study have been shared with the stakeholders.last_img read more

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first_img Ivanka Trump, cdenter, the daughter of President Donald Trump, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, left, and Eric Trump, the son of President Donald Trump, walk towards Marine One at the White House in Washington, Tuesday, July 31, 2018, for a short trip to Andrews Air Force Base, Md., and then on to Tampa, Fla. to accompany President Donald Trump to a rally. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) The Latest: Trump downplays Ivanka saying media is not enemy by The Associated Press Posted Aug 2, 2018 1:51 pm PDT Last Updated Aug 2, 2018 at 3:20 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emailcenter_img WASHINGTON – The Latest on President Donald Trump’s assertions that the news media is the “enemy” of the American people (all times local):4:45 p.m.President Donald Trump is downplaying his daughter’s refusal to label the news media the “enemy of the people.”Trump tweeted Thursday: “They asked my daughter Ivanka whether or not the media is the enemy of the people. She correctly said no. It is the FAKE NEWS, which is a large percentage of the media, that is the enemy of the people!”Ivanka Trump, a senior White House adviser, was asked Thursday morning at an event hosted by Axios if the press was the “enemy of the people,” a characterization used by the president. She said she has experienced reporting she does not consider accurate but said she did not agree with the description.At the White House press briefing later Thursday, spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders refused to distance herself from the president’s labeling of the news media as an “enemy.”___2:25 p.m.White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders has refused to break with the president and say she does not think the news media is the “enemy” of the American people.Sanders was pressed on the question Thursday by CNN correspondent Jim Acosta during a White House briefing.In a heated exchange, Sanders listed a litany of complaints against the press and blamed the media for inflaming tensions in the country.The exchange came hours after the president’s eldest daughter and adviser, Ivanka Trump, said in an interview that she does not view the news media as “the enemy of the people,” breaking with her father.Acosta later walked out of the briefing in protest. Another reporter quickly filled his seat.last_img read more

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