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Amendments Make OutofProvince Investigations Easier

first_imgProvincial enforcement officers will have more tools to investigate people and companies based in other provinces that break the law in Nova Scotia. Justice Minister Ross Landry announced amendments to the Summary Proceedings Act today, Nov. 5, that will allow provincial enforcement officers to collect evidence from out of province for investigations. Currently, enforcement officers have no authority to gather evidence outside of Nova Scotia. “If evidence is not located in Nova Scotia, enforcement officers have no authority to access it. That’s just not reasonable,” said Mr. Landry. “These changes will help ensure that people and companies who break our laws can be investigated and held accountable for their actions, whether they are based in Nova Scotia or not.” Nova Scotia will be the first province to add a provision for out-of-province search warrants to its legislation. This will allow the province to make reciprocal agreements with other provinces so Nova Scotia search warrants can be enforced in other jurisdictions. “This is a very positive first step,” said Peter Craig, senior Crown attorney with the Public Prosecution Service. “This will make the work of prosecutors across the country much easier. It will facilitate investigations and lead to more successful prosecutions.” Workplace accidents, speeding, hunting while disqualified and creating a disturbance while on a trail are all examples of offences that provincial enforcement officers, and sometimes police, investigate under provincial legislation.last_img read more

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Heavy influx of tourists chokes roads in Uttrakhand

first_imgDehradun: As the oppressive heatwave gripping the country’s plains pushes a huge number of tourist to the relatively cooler hilly regions, several popular holiday destinations in Uttarakhand are witnessing massive traffic jams, forcing some visitors to return midway. Choked by traffic jams and the heavy influx of tourists, the commuting time from Haridwar to the four Himalayan shrines (Char Dham) in Garhwal has more than doubled. It is now taking almost 18 hours to reach Badrinath from Haridwar, an official in Chamoli said. Also Read – IAF receives its first Rafale fighter jet from France Large swathes of the country have been searing under markedly high temperatures for the past several days, with the mercury hovering around the 50-degree Celsius mark in many areas in north India. Over 80,000 vehicles pass through Haridwar on a daily basis these days, Haridwar SSP Janmejay Khanduri said. Additional forces had been deployed to control the traffic but tourists continue ro remain stuck for four to five hours, he added. The situation is not unique to Haridwar. Also Read – Cosmology trio win Nobel Physics Prize Rishikesh, Mussoorie, Dehradun, Rudraprayag, Gangotri, Yamunotri and Nainital are facing a similar problem. According to Joshimath Block Pramukh Prakash Rawat, the debris left during the construction of all-weather roads had added to commuters’ woes beyond Rishikesh. Though the widening of the roads was suspended due to the pilgrim season, the debris deposited on Chamoli-Joshimath stretch was contributing to traffic jams, Rawat said. He said timely removal of the debris would have saved the situation. However, Chamoli District Magistrate Swati S Bhadoria said the debris had been removed from most places and it was being removed from the remaining places on a war footing. The biggest factor contributing to traffic jams was the rise in the number of small vehicles entering the state on a daily basis and a shortage of parking lots, she said. The stretch from Janki Chatti to Syana Chatti on the way to the Yamunotri shrine and the 13-km road from Ganganani to Sukki Top on the way to Gangotri are witnessing traffic bottlenecks, allowing only two vehicles to pass at a time. Uttarkashi District Magistrate Ashish Chauhan blamed the increasing rush of vehicles on the roads to Yamunotri and Gangotri. Since the opening of the portals at the Yamunotri and Gangotri temples on May 7, 51,480 small vehicles have reached the shrines till now. The figure for the entire season stood at 56,291 last year. Nainital-bound vehicles were being parked at temporary parking lots near the Rusi bypass and at Charkhet on the Kaladhungi road to decongest city roads, Nainital ADM Harbir Singh said. “Those who leave their vehicles at the parking lots are being sent to Nainital by a shuttle service,” he said. There was a long traffic snarl on the Mussoorie-Haridwar road on Monday, which was cleared with deployment of additional police personnel, SP (City) Shweta Chaubey said.last_img read more

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From cars to bullet trains IndiaJapan ties have come a long way

first_imgKobe: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Thursday the ties between India and Japan have become stronger from the time the two countries cooperated to make a car to coming together to manufacture the bullet trains. Addressing the Indian community in this Japanese city, Prime Minister Modi said Japan has played an important role in India’s economic development. Modi said the bilateral ties are going to become more robust as India aims to become a USD 5 trillion economy in the next five years. Also Read – Rajnath Singh arrives for Rafale handover ceremony in France “There was a time when we were collaborating in building cars and today we are collaborating in building a bullet train,” said Modi, who is here to attend the G20 Summit to be held in Osaka from Friday. “Today there is no such part of India where Japan’s projects or investments have not left its mark. Similarly talent and manpower of India are contributing to strengthen Japan,” he told the enthusiastic Indian diaspora who gave a rousing welcome to the Prime Minister. India is planning to run its first bullet train between Mumbai and Ahmedabad with Japan’s help. The first stretch of the ambitious project is expected to be completed by 2022. The National High Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHRSCL) is in the process of acquiring land for the 508-kilometer project.last_img read more

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Gulshan Grover shares a major throwback with Shah Rukh Khan and Aamir

first_imgMumbai: Gulshan Grover, the original ‘BAD MAN’, shares a light-hearted moment in this major throwback picture from the 1990s with none other than Shahrukh Khan and Aamir Khan. Grover has been part of the Indian film industry from the past 39 years. He started his career with the film ‘Hum Paanch’ and went ahead to become one of the most iconic villains in the Indian film industry. He became known as ‘BAD MAN’ after his iconic role in the blockbuster hit from 1989 – ‘Ram Lakhan’. He has also been part of many international films and is well known for his role in “The Second Jungle Book, ‘Mowgli and Baloo”. Penguin India will soon release Gulshan Grover’s biography, ‘BAD MAN’, written by senior journalist Roshmila Bhattacharya.last_img read more

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IAS officer says restrictions wont help convince people of Kashmir

first_imgDaman: Days after resigning, IAS officer Kannan Gopinathan, who claimed he quit as he wanted to express his views against the “denial of freedom of expression” in Kashmir, on Sunday said people of the Valley have to be convinced on Article 370, but it cannot be done by not allowing them to express their views. The 32-year-old officer of 2012 batch came into limelight after he hid his identity to join volunteers in relief work during the 2018 Kerala floods Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’Gopinathan, who was Secretary, Power Department, of the Union Territories of Daman and Diu, and Dadra and Nagar Haveli, submitted his resignation last Wednesday. His resignation made no mention of the Kashmir issue. “I want to exercise my freedom of expression but it is not possible while I am in the service. There are certain rules and regulations in that,” he said on Sunday. Gopinathan, who hails from Kottayam District of Kerala, said that to abrogate Article 370 “is the right of an elected government”, but in a democracy the people have the right to respond to such decisions. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&K”After taking the decision on Kashmir, nearly 20 days have passed and even now, the people there are not allowed to react or respond to it and that is not acceptable in a democratic set up. Personally, I could not accept it and continue in the service during such a time,” he told PTI. “This is not something I can accept in my country. I know that my acceptance doesn’t make any difference. But I wanted to express that this is not correct. We should allow them their Freedom of Expression. If they don’t like it we can try to convince them. We don’t convince by locking them up and not allowing them to express their views,” he said. He said the people should be allowed freedom of expression. “To abrogate Article 370 is the right of an elected government and to right to decide whether it is right or not is vested in the Supreme Court…” he said.last_img read more

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RCMP VIP unit worried demonstrators could embarrass federal ministers during MMIW roundtable

first_imgJorge Barrera APTN National NewsThe RCMP’s VIP unit was concerned demonstrators could embarrass Status of Women Minister Kellie Leitch and Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt during a national roundtable on murdered and missing Indigenous women which was held in Ottawa at the end of February, internal documents show.During the Feb. 27 roundtable, the VIP unit protecting Leitch and Valcourt was in contact with the RCMP’s “demo team” which was monitoring about 40 demonstrators who had taken to Parliament Hill for a protest to coincide with the event, the documents show. The VIP unit knew the day before the Hill demonstration planned to move to the Marriott Hotel which was hosting the event, according to the censored RCMP supplementary reports.“[Censored] ongoing demonstrations on Parliament Hill could potentially move to the Marriott Hotel, causing disruption and/or embarrassment,” said one report following a Feb. 26 meeting between the RCMP and Kristen Carthew, a senior policy adviser with Aboriginal Affairs involved in organization the event. “[Censored] demonstrators intended to move their protest to the Marriott Aboriginal event. Note that [censored] Ottawa police officers in uniform would also be present.”It’s unclear how the RCMP learned that the protest planned to move to the Marriott. A report from the day before noted there was no “open source” information on the protest.“Protests are expected but no information was found on dates and time through open source,” said the Feb. 25 report.The protest did move to the Marriott Hotel, but no incidents were reported.Portions of the documents were censored under sections in the Access to Information Act that allow the withholding of information on law enforcement and ongoing investigation grounds.  The sections cover information that “would reveal the identity of a confidential source of information.”The documentsDownload (PDF, Unknown)The Feb. 27 roundtable was chaired by Northwest Territories Premier Bob McLeod and also attended by Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne and Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger along with the families of the murdered and missing and Indigenous leaders.APTN requested the RCMP documents to determine what Leitch meant when she told Wynne she couldn’t join the families, premiers and First Nation leaders for a joint press conference at the Marriott Hotel because of the RCMP.Leitch and Valcourt held a separate press conference at the Delta Hotel across the street, leading to questions from journalists on whether the move was security-related.According to a recording of the closed-door meeting obtained by APTN, Wynne asked the federal ministers to join the rest of the group at the press conference. Leitch responded saying she couldn’t because she was “in the hands of the RCMP.”Yet, according to the documents, the RCMP had nothing to do with the decision. Leitch’s office informed the RCMP three days before the event that the minister would be holding a separate press conference at the Delta.“At 3:30 both ministers will make their way to the Delta Hotel where they will hold a press conference,” said a Feb. 24 email from Leitch’s director of communications Andrew McGrath to the RCMP.McGrath’s email was in response to an RCMP request for information on the planned roundtable.Leitch’s office did not return a request for comment.Two military CH-146 Griffon helicopters flew over Parliament Hill during the demonstration that day. A Canadian Forces spokesperson said the helicopters were simply showing foreign military students from allied countries a view of the Hill.jbarrera@aptn.ca@JorgeBarreralast_img read more

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Thailand UN calls for end to deadly attacks on schoolchildren in restive

“UN agencies working in Thailand are deeply concerned about the ongoing violence against schoolchildren in the provinces of Pattani, Yala, Narathiwat and Songkhla,” UN Resident Coordinator Joana Merlin-Scholtes said. “First we saw schools and teachers attacked; now children themselves are becoming targets.”It is estimated that the conflict in southern Thailand has taken over 2,000 lives in the past three years, including 60 teachers. Over 100 schools have been burned down.In recent weeks, three students were killed and seven others injured when assailants attacked a boarding school in Songkhla, five primary school students were injured when gunmen fired on their bus in Narathiwat, and two teenage girls were killed while on their way to final exams in Yala province. These attacks follow a rash of school burnings and attacks on teachers late last year, which led to widespread temporary school closures across the south. “This is affecting children in all the southern communities and contributes to a climate of fear across the region,” Ms. Merlin-Scholtes said. “Such attacks against innocent children are against all norms and are completely unacceptable.”UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) country representative Tomoo Hozumi called for an end to the violence “so that all children can attend school in a safe and secure environment. Education is the key to present and future development in southern Thailand, and all schools should and must be treated as ‘zones of peace,’” he added. UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) country director Sheldon Shaeffer said it was important that schools serve as “sanctuaries for children” in the South. “Genuinely child-friendly schools, where cultural, religious and linguistic diversity is respected and welcomed, can do much in the long term to stop the increasingly critical cycle of violence against children,” he added. 21 March 2007United Nations agencies today called for an end to violence against children in southern Thailand, where five children were killed recently and 12 others injured in escalating unrest in provinces bordering Malaysia. read more

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Assembly asked to decide on unpaid UN dues of former Yugoslavia

According to a document released today at UN Headquarters in New York, the amount at issue is over $16.2 million. In laying out different options to deal with the problem, the Secretary-General suggests that consistent with the position of the five successor States, the Assembly may wish to approve the write-off of the amounts in question.Alternatively, he says, the Assembly might decide to seek payment from the successor States of all or part of these arrears.

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Foresight Intelligence® launches Fleet Intelligence™ mobile app

first_imgForesight Intelligence, a data analytics software provider, has launched a mobile app for its newest product, Fleet Intelligence, a management product for heavy equipment fleets. The app was developed in response to a customer request and was brought to market in less than 30 days.This is an exciting enhancement for our Fleet Intelligence customers,” said Dale Hanna, Foresight Intelligence, CEO. “Fleet managers are frequently out of the office and need access to the critical, real time information that Fleet Intelligence provides. The new app will allow them to manage their heavy equipment fleet seamlessly whether they are at their desk or on the go.”Features such as the easy-to-read map, the map layers, and machine details will all be available in the new mobile app. The map layers include the combined view, DTC (Diagnostic Trouble Code) alert view, inspection view, and more. App users can also access machine details such as the hours, odometer readings, machine name and the serial number. New features will be added to the app as customers provide feedback and make requests.Foresight Intelligence has two additional apps in its three-app suite. The Intelligent Alert Triage Center (IATC) mobile app allows users to monitor and manage alert tickets from anywhere. Technicians can receive ticket assignment notifications and access the shared knowledge base of solutions while they are out in the field. Heavy equipment dealers use the IATC app to serve their customers quickly and efficiently.The Fleet Intelligence inspection app is the third app in the suite. Users can customize the inspection forms to inspect any machine their way. Customers use the inspection app for daily inspections, safety inspections, operator pre-checks, and more. The inspection forms can also be used to track rental check ins and check outs, fuel usage, employee hours, and more. The results are immediately visible in both the Fleet Intelligence desktop application and Fleet Intelligence mobile app.“With the telematics revolution in full swing, our customers are staying ahead of the curve by using our mobile apps,” said Hanna. “We think that mobility is no longer a luxury; it’s a necessity.”The Fleet Intelligence mobile app is available on both the Apple app store and the Google Play Store. Customers can access the complimentary app by searching for “Fleet Intelligence” and inputting their username and password.last_img read more

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Bridgestone enhances mining tyre telematics capabilities acquiring TomTom digital fleet business

first_imgBridgestone Corporation has announced that its subsidiary Bridgestone Europe NV/SA, has entered into an agreement with TomTom to acquire TomTom Telematics, its digital fleet solutions business, for a cash consideration of €910 million. The transaction is anticipated to be completed latest in the 2nd quarter of 2019, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions such as regulatory approvals.TomTom is the number one provider of digital fleet solutions in Europe, a marketplace with very diverse in legal, commercial and cultural requirements. Its digital fleet solutions business has successfully demonstrated its ability to operate in complex and demanding market environments and has continued to strengthen its potential to expand globally.TomTom’s digital fleet solution offers an industry leading data platform for connected vehicles enabling safer driving, improving productivity and optimising uptime for personal and commercial mobility. Combining this digital fleet solution with Bridgestone’s tyre expertise and global service network creates an opportunity that accelerates the company’s effort to become a key partner in the Mobility as a Service (MaaS) landscape with leading tyre products, services and solutions offerings.In addition to reinforcing Bridgestone’s broad and leading portfolio, this strategic investment will also strengthen its position as an innovative leader in the field of tyre design, and tyre predictive maintenance service. “Bridgestone will gain unprecedented insights into vehicle and tyre operating conditions and be able to leverage a growing installed user base of 860,000 vehicles communicating 200 million data points per day.”“With this acquisition, Bridgestone adds core components to its Tire and Diversified Products as a Solution (Bridgestone T&DPaaS) strategy defining the company’s evolving business domain and continuous commitment towards value creation for its customers and the society.”last_img read more

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Morning Press Alderbrook Park opens to public mourning a student athlete teens

first_imgSay hello to the sun. Check out our local weather coverage.Here are some of the stories that grabbed our readers’ attention this week.Alderbrook Park goes publicEven though the sun’s playing hokey-pokey in our corner of the country lately, a private park in eastern Clark County is trying to position itself as a summer retreat.Alderbrook Park, the 63-acre private park at the eastern edge of Clark County, offers miles of trails, a lake and a swimming pool. Its website lists activities from pedal boats to kickball to a disc golf course. But the decades-old business is still a surprise to many.Private park discovers it has long been one of county’s best-kept secretsCommunity pours out to remember Columbia River’s Hunter PearsonThe 30-yard line at Columbia River High School’s Chieftain Stadium was quiet, except for occasional sounds of crying or slaps of a back as people embraced. Fitting in a way, in remembrance of a well-known student-athlete who was soft spoken, because words were not Hunter Pearson.“He had a way of uniting everyone without saying a word,” teammate Mason Schell said.Senior football player presumably drowned SaturdayRelated story: Columbia River student athlete Hunter Pearson dies in apparent drowningVancouver woman injured in crash sues strip club for $15 millionA Vancouver woman severely injured in a head-on collision caused by a wrong-way driver is suing a Portland strip club for nearly $15 million.The suit was filed Friday in Multnomah County Circuit Court against Acropolis Steakhouse, 8325 S.E. McLoughlin Blvd., by Vancouver attorney Beau Harlan. It seeks $14,938,157 in damages for Amy Osborne-Clarke, 40, for allegedly over-serving the visibly intoxicated man.last_img read more

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Zidane tried to give Ronaldo some time to res

first_imgCristiano Ronaldo managed to score the first goal of the Madrid derby and it was very surprising that Zinedine Zidane decided to substitute him just after 64 minutes when it was 1-1 after Griezmann’s equalizer.The former France international spoke about his decision to take Ronaldo off the pitch – and he insisted that he was just afraid of his key player to become too tired and wanted to give him some rest after the Portuguese scored 20 goals in his last 10 matches and netted twice in the last Champions League game against Juventus.Zidane spoke about Ronaldo being substituted as he explained his decision, according to Sports Mole:Fati and Suarez shine against Valencia at Camp Nou Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 15, 2019 With a mesmerizing first half from Ansu Fati and a brace from Luis Suarez in the second half, Barcelona demolished Valencia at Camp Nou.Valencia…“It was just to rest. We have many games, that’s it. Sometimes he needs to rest.”“Cristiano is Cristiano, he has been this player all his life, scoring 50 goals a season. True, nobody else does that. But others can score, have done recently, and we must think about the positives.”last_img read more

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Uruguay national team players support FIFA investigation

first_imgThe Uruguayan Football Association has been taken over by FIFA in a move to weed out corruption from the government bodyAfter FIFA took over the Uruguayan Football Association (AUF in Spanish), the players of the national team have released a statement.In this press release, they support the FIFA investigation, that will take place from this month until February 28th, 2019.“We support this measure, in order to establish in definitive the principles of transparency, democracy, and plurality in the AUF,” the statement read as reported by Diario Olé.IranFan dies after setting herself on fire protesting Iran’s ban on women spectators Manuel R. Medina – September 10, 2019 A young woman from Iran set, only publicly known as The Blue Girl for the color of her favorite club Esteghlal, has died from her injuries after protesting Iran’s ban on female fans.“It is time for football in Uruguay to become a regulation for the will of all the players that are part of it, and not because external pressures that obey to third parties’ interests.”The players demanded an investigation “to determine if there were corruption cases.”Ex-AUF president Wilmar Valdez quit one day before he was going to be re-elected, and FIFA decided to take over the Uruguayan FA in order to find what happened inside the institution.last_img read more

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Declan Rice can become a West Ham great says Zabaleta

first_imgDeclan Rice has the potential to become one of West Ham’s greatest players and should sign a new contract, says teammate Pablo ZabaletaThe teenage midfielder has under two years left on his existing deal, but West Ham does still have the option to extend it by another 12 months.Talks over a contract extension have been ongoing since April with no agreement having been reached.Zabaleta, who has played alongside the likes of Lionel Messi and Sergio Aguero throughout his playing career, sees a great deal of potential in 19-year-old Rice.“He has the right ability and attitude to become of one of the greatest players for West Ham,” Zabaleta told Sky Sports.“West Ham need to think about his situation because even though he is young he looks so mature and he is proving week in, week out he can perform for the team.Roberto Firmino, LiverpoolVirgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.“As a team-mate, for me he is one of those young players that you like to look after and help with all the information you can give him.“You try to help out as much as you can, but then, of course, there are people who make decisions in this club about contracts and all those things and there is nothing I can do about it.“He has more to learn but all the players need to look after him and keep his feet on the ground because even at the age of 19 or 20 and you play two or three good games in this league, you attract attention from everyone.“There was all the stuff about the Ireland and England football teams and you have to know how to manage those situations. But it is important for his family and the players around him to look after him.”Rice has started in three of West Ham’s six Premier League games this season.last_img read more

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Chiellini bemoans Juves display despite win

first_imgGiorgio Chiellini was unhappy with what he dubbed the worst Juventus performance of the season, after their narrow 2-1 win over Lazio.Juve dominated the first half but failed to muster a single shot before going behind to an Emre Can own goal.However, substitute Joao Cancelo scored the equaliser and then earned the penalty converted by Cristiano Ronaldo for a 2-1 win.Chiellini “For the first hour it was the worst Juventus of the season, then after the goal we found the mental & physical energy to push through. Szczesny kept us in the game & we then were able to overturn the result.” pic.twitter.com/HnsyuB3mBr— Tarek Khatib (@ADP1113) January 27, 2019Report: Chiellini knee surgery a success George Patchias – September 3, 2019 Giorgio Chiellini has had knee surgery and it has been successful.As we brought you earlier at Ronaldo.com, it was believed that the club was…“For 55-60 minutes it was certainly the worst Juventus performance of the season. Paradoxically, after their goal we found the mental energy more than the physical one to turn it around,” Chiellini told Football Italia.“We’ve got players who make the difference. Wojciech Szczesny kept us afloat for an hour, then we managed to fight back and win the game. It has to help us mature, because we have another big game coming up on Wednesday in the Coppa Italia with Atalanta.“We’ll see the real Juventus from February 20, but it’s important to get the results before that too. We knew it would be tough against Lazio, as it always is.“March 3 will be a crucial date, there’s no denying it, and if we reach that with this advantage, it’ll be a great situation.”last_img read more

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ECommerce Firm to Add 500 Jobs at Brunswick Landing

first_imgBrunswick Landing has attracted its largest tenant to date, Wayfair, a Boston-based online home furnishing store that plans to hire up to 500 full-time sales and customer service employees at the reuse project at the former Naval Air Station Brunswick in Maine.The e-commerce powerhouse plans to move into the base’s former Navy Exchange building in June and conduct primarily business-to-business sales and service there, reported the Times Record. Wayfair signed a lease last month with a local developer that is purchasing the building from the Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority (MRRA).Wayfair recorded $1.3 billion in revenue and experienced 44 percent year-over-year growth in 2014.The addition of Wayfair will increase the number of jobs at Brunswick Landing from 850 to 1,300, according to Steve Levesque, MRRA’s executive director. He said the e-commerce firm fits the profile of one of the reuse project’s target industries, information and technology services. MRRA had hoped to land a large back office operation in the Navy Exchange building.“So, it’s kind of a perfect fit,” Levesque said, adding that high-paying jobs are a plus. “It’s big. It certainly complements what we’re trying to do.”Wayfair also will be moving into a former L.L. Bean call center in Bangor and hire 450 customer support workers there. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

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Around Town DOD Readiness Program Accepting Proposals for Land Management Projects Pentagon

first_imgDOD is now accepting pre-proposals from state and local entities and conservation groups for the 2019 Readiness and Environmental Protection Integration Program (REPI) Challenge, an initiative designed to leverage private and public funding to limit incompatible development in the vicinity of military installations and ranges, maintain or improve installation resilience, or relieve environmental restrictions. The 2019 REPI Challenge, which will award up to $15 million in fiscal 2019 funding, will recognize projects that enhance facilities that host key capabilities identified in the National Defense Strategy. Pre-proposals are due Jan. 25, 2019. … Civilian workers are cheaper than contractors for a majority of job functions reviewed by the office of the secretary of defense, but the results varied based on location, pay grade and task. Civilian workers are most likely to be less expensive than contractors performing the same work in the Washington, D.C., area and in the southeastern United States, with 75 percent of comparisons in the Southeast showing a higher cost for contract workers, according to the report obtained by Government Executive. Civilians were a better value at medical centers. About 56 percent of civilian logistics and depot job functions, as well as civilian science, technology, engineering and mathematics categories, were cheaper than contractors doing the same work. At child development centers, the average cost per child was 60 to 100 percent cheaper at government-run facilities that at contractor-operated facilities.Army photo by Staff Sgt. Jarred Woods Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

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Avengers armed with Captain Marvel go after Thanos in Disney Plus clip

first_img Marvel Disney Fox Hulu Netflix Share your voice Avengers: Endgame will be released April 26.  Marvel Studios Disney gave a new glimpse of the highly anticipated movie Avengers: Endgame at an event Thursday, showing a clip of the superheroes who survived Thanos’ genocidal snap. Captain America got the final world in the scene, as they plotted to chase after the villain: “Let’s go get this son of a bitch.”The scene opens with Nebula, saying Thanos spent a long time trying to perfect her and that, even disassembled, she wanted to please him. She would ask him where he’d go when he succeeded, and “his answer was always the same: to the garden.””That’s cute,” War Machine answers. “Thanos has a retirement plan.”Rocket Raccoon says the gang picked up signs of a power surge two days ago on a planet, and Black Widow leans into a holographic model of the world noting Thanos must have used the Infinity Stones again. Captain Marvel says “Lets go get him,” to which Captain America responds, “Just like that?” “Yeah, just like that,” she tells him. Bruce Banner steps up, asking “If we do this, how do we know it won’t be any different than it was before?”Captain Marvel again is resolute: “Because before you didn’t have me.”The scene wraps with selections included in an earlier trailer. Thor stands up from eating food at a table, and he approaches Captain Marvel, summoning his hammer that goes whiffing past her hair. He approves of her. Captain America leans into the planetary hologram, saying “Let’s go get this son of a bitch.”Disney is leaning hard into franchises like Marvel to develop exclusive spinoff shows, a crucial enticement for people to sign up for its Disney Plus streaming service coming late this year. A rival to Netflix, Disney Plus will also be where movies like Endgame are first available to stream after they’ve finished their run in theaters. The company announced details at the event Thursday. Disney has four Marvel original series planned for Disney Plus that piggyback on the universe of its big-budget films, with shows in the pipeline that feature Loki, Hawkeye, and team-ups between Scarlet Witch and Vision as well as the Winter Soldier and Falcon.  Post a comment TV and Movies Digital Media 0 Tagslast_img read more

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Congress to hold Rajiv Gandhi 75th birth anniversary

first_imgHyderabad: The Telangana Congress would hold the 75th birth anniversary of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on August 20 on a grand scale and TPCC chief N Uttam Kumar Reddy issued instructions to the leaders in this regard. He held a meeting with the senior leaders of the party at Gandhi Bhavan on Friday and discussed the nitty gritty of the programme. The meeting was attended by treasurer Gudur Narayana Reddy, working president Ponnam Pabhakar and others. Also Read – Unidentified assailants killed a person in Saidabad PS limits Advertise With Us The All India Congress Committee (AICC) has also requested the State units to hold the birth anniversary of Rajiv on a large scale. AICC general secretary KC Venugopal has written a letter in this regard to PCC presidents. In the letter, he said the Congress is celebrating the 75th birth anniversary of Rajiv on August 20, 2019 in all the States in a befitting way. Also Read – Car mechanic held in Hyderabad for killing Class 10 girl in Jadcherla Advertise With Us He said that national level grand celebrations are being organised on August 22, 2019 at Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium, New Delhi. He said that a logo has been prepared for the celebrations and asked the PCCs to use it in all the advertisements and programmes. At the meeting at Gandhi Bhavan, Uttam said that on August 20, Rajiv Sadbhavana Rally would be held from Rajiv statue at Panjagutta at 9 am under the leadership of AICC secretary V Hanumantha Rao. He said that at 11 am the Congress sister organisations would hold various activities. The Youth Congress would hold a big blood donation camp. The NSUI would hold essay writing competition at Nizam College.last_img read more

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All of eight this Khan rocks

The capital was witness to the parampara tradition when sitar maestro Imrat Khan, introduced his youngest son, Azmat Ali Khan, as the next prodigy of the Khan brood at the ongoing five-day Delhi Classical Music Festival.Eight-year-old Azmat is the son of the Imrat Khan’s American wife Melinda and the youngest of his five sons – the others being Nishat, Irshad, Wajahat and Shafaatullah – all of whom are accomplished international musicians in the family Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’gharana.‘It is my duty to teach my sons the music we have played for generations and have given to the world. I devote all my time to teach them despite my failing health. Like all his brothers, Azmat shows promise. I cannot abandon my responsibility as a father,’ Imrat Khan said.Azmat played raga Jhinjhoti, a deviation of the Khamaja family of ragas, to a packed hall at the Kamani theatre in the capital. The playful child who drawls on his ‘r’ and ‘s’, tackled a sitar that towered way above his two-foot frame with ease, plucking the same melliflous notes as his father’s despite a few nervous misses. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixAfter the recital, Azmat spoke to the media. He said he had been learning the sitar and surbahar – two instruments that his father commands at will – since the age of three.‘I practise for a couple of hours everyday under my father’s tutelage. I just love doing it. I don’t have fixed hours for taalim,’ the third-grader said.The little ‘ustaad, however, prefers the complicated surbahar and its basic sound to that of the sitar. He plays both the instruments. ‘But it is a hard choice to say which one I like better…Preferably the surbahar,’ he drawled.His fingers hurt after long hours of strumming the strings. ‘But I have to do it,’ Azmat said.‘Most of my friends in school are musicians. My best friend is a pianist,’ Azmat told. read more

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