A taste of the East Coast King of Donair bringing NS favourites

first_imgHALIFAX – They’re spicy, they’re sweet, and now, they’re moving West.Traditionally, the donair wrap — a beloved Nova Scotia delicacy consisting of a warm pita piled high with spiced meat, sticky-sweet donair sauce and other toppings — has been available almost exclusively on the East Coast.But Nicholas Nahas, owner of King of Donair, says the franchise has already opened a store in Edmonton, with more to follow elsewhere in Alberta, as well as in B.C. and the other Prairie provinces.“I’ve never heard of anyone who’s tried a donair for the first time, who enjoys meat, who’s not liked it,” Nahas said in an interview Sunday.“The combination of the spiced meat and the sweet sauce really is a contrasting and complementing taste.”The wrap, similar to a Greek gyro, was reputedly invented by King of Donair over 40 years ago. In 2015, Halifax named the donair as the city’s official food.The idea to expand westward had been on Nahas’ mind for years, but the catalyst was when King of Donair held successful pop-up shops in Calgary and Edmonton a few years ago.After seeing how many people were lining up for the tin-foil-wrapped fare, he decided to put his plan into action.“The demand and the turnout there was something that we couldn’t ignore,” he said.A few competing shops out West have already tried to replicate the wrap, but Nahas said it’s not the same.Some may use a different type of meat, some may use the wrong sauce, and some may use different types of vegetables, opting for lettuce instead of the traditional toppings: onions and tomatoes.“The donair was invented here in Halifax in ’73 without lettuce,” said Nahas. “For some reason, I don’t know why, lettuce just became part of the wrap out West.”Kayla Burke, who runs the recently-opened Edmonton franchise, said you won’t find any lettuce in her shop.Originally from Cape Breton, Burke said many Nova Scotians move to Western Canada for work and she’s happy to offer nostalgic Maritimers a taste of home.“Since we’ve opened, we’ve had a line right out the door,” she said Sunday, estimating that around 75 per cent of her customers are from Nova Scotia. “So many Maritimers are so excited about it.”What sets the donair apart from other wraps is the sauce: made with condensed milk, vinegar, and garlic, the creamy white dressing adds a uniquely sweet and tangy flavour to the greasy treat.Burke said some places out West who try to replicate the donair use tzatziki, which is more savoury than sweet, adding that the shop’s more traditional-tasting sauce has been a hit among customers.“Everyone’s so pumped about the donair sauce,” she laughed.The Edmonton shop also sells other N.S. favourites like donair pizza and garlic fingers: a cheesy, garlicky flatbread cut into narrow slices and served with either donair or marinara sauce.Another King of Donair store is set to open later this month in Grand Prairie, Alta.last_img read more

NETFLIX HIKES SUBSCRIPTION PRICES IN CANADA

first_imgAdvertisement Quebec’s political parties formed a common front on Tuesday to demand companies such as Netflix pay provincial sales tax. (Matt Rourke/Associated Press) Another price hike is on the way for Netflix subscribers in Canada as competition heats up among the biggest streaming video services.The company behind Narcos and Orange Is the New Black is introducing its biggest price increase yet for both new subscribers and current members.The basic Netflix Canada plan — which does not offer ultra high-definition 4K video and allows streaming on one device at a time — rises a dollar to $9.99 a month. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Netflix’s standard plan will now cost $3 more — or $13.99 a month — to watch content on two devices at the same time.Premium plan subscribers pay $3 more — or $16.99 a month — to watch TV shows and movies on four devices at the same time and in HD and ultra HD video.Netflix says the higher prices are effective immediately for new subscribers, while existing users will be notified by email before their bills rise in the coming weeks.The company increased prices for most plans by a dollar about a year and a half ago.Helps fund new series, filmsNetflix says the move will help fund upcoming TV series and films as well as overall improvements to the Netflix platform.But the company also faces intense competition next year as the number of streaming platforms in the Canadian marketplace with attractive offerings grows.Earlier this month, Bell Media introduced a higher tier of its Crave streaming service that includes a selection of recent Hollywood movies and new HBO programs. The package, dubbed Crave+, costs about $20 per month. Advertisement Facebook Twitter Login/Register With: Advertisement Next year, Disney jumps into the market with its own streaming platform. Disney+ is expected to be stocked with movies and original series like a prequel to Star Wars: Rogue One and a Marvel superhero show based on the character Loki from Thor and The Avengers.Other platforms could make headway, too, including a new service operated by Criterion that specializes in classic films, and CBS All Access, which is beefing up its library of original shows that include Tell Me A Story and Strange Angel.Analyst Jeffrey Wlodarczak of New York-based Pivotal Research Group says the last Netflix price increase in the United States didn’t lead to an appreciable loss of subscribers, but “I would not be surprised to see some churn out of the gate in Canada, given the per cent increase on the standard service.”“However, given the still very low cost of the service and the lack of real alternatives, I would expect NFLX to eventually see most of those that churn return,” Wlodarczak said in an email.last_img read more

Compliance accountability crucial to boost civilian protection in war – UN

The lack of compliance by parties to conflict “leads not only to the death and injury of hundreds of civilians in conflicts every week, but to the displacement of thousands more,” Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs John Holmes told the Security Council.He underscored that the term “displaced” does not “do justice to the reality – that is thousands of innocent civilians being forced every single week to flee attacks and the destruction of their homes, their communities and livelihoods, and to fall into an existence marked by danger, suffering and psychological anguish.”Civilian deaths in places such as Somalia, Afghanistan and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are reminders of the need for parties to be far more cautious in efforts to spare non-combatants from the effects of hostilities, Mr. Holmes said at the start of the day-long open debate, which is expected to hear from dozens of speakers.In the Somali capital, Mogadishu, the eruption of fighting – marked by bombings and street battles – last month between Government forces and insurgents has killed hundreds and driven 160,000 others from their homes.Meanwhile in Afghanistan, civilian deaths and injuries continue to mount as the conflict in the South Asian nation intensifies, Mr. Holmes said. In May alone, 261 civilians lost their lives, according to the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA).For its part, the far east of the DRC has witnessed a wave of attacks, including “all too common acts of rape and other forms of sexual violence” by a rebel group known as the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR), which have forced nearly 400,000 people to flee their homes, he noted.The culture of impunity overshadowing many conflict situations must also be tackled, stressed Mr. Holmes, who also serves as UN Relief Coordinator.“It is to a large degree the absence of accountability and, worse still, the absence in many instances of even any expectation or fear of accountability, that allows violations to thrive,” he said.Combatants must be trained to understand the law, he said, with manuals and instructions laying out their obligations and disciplinary measures to ensure its observance.Further, national legislation must be adopted to prosecute genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes and other serious violations of human rights law, Mr. Holmes said, as he presented the Secretary-General’s latest report on the protection of civilians in armed conflict.The Security Council, for its part, must insist on countries’ cooperation with the International Criminal Court (ICC) and, “if necessary, enforcing it through targeted sanctions,” he said.For example, in the DRC, there must be accountability for the “seemingly endless and appalling stream of acts of sexual violence attributable to all parties,” including the national armed forces (FARDC), which must step up efforts to instill discipline and respect for the law into its troops.The 15-member Council, Mr. Holmes added, must also take action against individuals in conflict situations obstructing access to aid agencies or that perpetrate attacks against relief workers. 26 June 2009The top United Nations relief official today called for enhancing compliance with international humanitarian and human rights law, as well as countering impunity for perpetrators of abuses, to strengthen the protection of civilians caught up in armed conflict. read more

Amazon is putting another distribution centre in Ontario

Amazon is putting another distribution centre in Ontario. This comes just weeks after the announcement that a similar centre will be built in Ottawa, and it comes with the promise of 800 new jobs.Amazon’s latest so-called fulfillment centre has already broken ground in Caledon, the announcement was July 25th.Caledon’s Mayor says he had to keep the project under wraps until the amazon announcement, but his staff has been working diligently to bring the retailer to the rural community North of Brampton. He says amazon sees Caledon’s potential“Huge opportunity for a workforce, Brampton and Mississauga to the south, we’re just north of Pearson airport”.The site is off highway 50, North of Mayfield, and south of a major Canadian Tire distribution centre.  It will be approximately the same size as 11 football fieldsJust like in the recently announced Ottawa fulfillment centre, Amazon will be working with a developer, in this case Blackwood partners, which will build the million square foot facility. The long term lease and construction guarantees were part of the appeal for amazon.This will be the sixth fulfillment centre amazon has in Ontario including one in Milton. The company is expected to announce the location of its next headquarters this year. Toronto is the only Canadian city in the running.Associates will pick, pack, and ship small items to customers such as books, electronics and toys. The Caledon fulfillment centre together with the new facility in Ottawa will bring more than 1,400 new jobs to Ontario by the end of 2019.A couple people are wondering if there is any plan to widen highway 50. Considering there is already considerable transport traffic there no word yet on whether road improvements are part of the amazon plan. read more

UNbacked meeting in Morocco to focus on modernizing governments

The Fourth Global Forum on Reinventing Government “will deliver a strong message in favour of good governance and partnerships for democracy and development,” said Guido Bertucci, director of the UN Division for Public Economics and Public Administration. “It will identify concrete means to improve functioning of the public sector and to redefine governance modes and priorities.”The Forum, to be held from 11 to 13 December, is expected to draw more than 1,200 participants from over 100 countries, including Prime Ministers Driss Jettou of Morocco, Rafiq Hariri of Lebanon and Apolo Nsibambi of Uganda. Other scheduled participants include Vice-President Atiku Abubakar of Nigeria, more than 40 government ministers and up to 20 mayors, along with governance experts and leaders from the corporate world and civil society.Mervat Tallaway, the Executive Director of the Beirut-based UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), is expected to represent UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan at the Forum, which will be held at the Palais des Congres.The Forum itself will be preceded by two days of intensive training sessions for high-level government officials, organized by the UN Department for Economic and Social Affairs in partnership with the UN Development Programme (UNDP), the World Bank, Transparency International and other institutions, with sponsorship from the Government of Italy. read more

Vacancy – Motor Codes Limited – Marketing Manager

OverviewMotor Codes operates Trading Standards-approved codes of practice in the automotive sector, covering new cars, service and repair and warranty products.  It runs an online garage finder that directs people to the approved network and provides a Citizens Advice-endorsed advisory service.As a result of shifting government policy and a number of key account wins, Motor Codes is enjoying a period of expansion and has an opening for an experienced marketing professional to drive subscriber recruitment programmes and maximise revenue opportunities.The marketing manager will be based at the Motor Codes HQ in Westminster.Purpose of the Post:Gain new business and retain current Motor Codes subscribers, through promotion and marketing of Motor Codes business benefits to industry, subscribers and consumers.Increase sales from Motor Codes code shop.Source networking and exhibition opportunities and represent Motor Codes at industry and public events.Qualifications/Skills/Attributes required:Skills & Knowledge Ability to communicate with a variety of different stakeholders – from garage owners, vehicle manufacturers and regulatory bodies.Goal-driven mentality and objectives-focused approach.Ability to work on own initiative, within a small team setting, sufficiently driven and self-policing.A strong marketing background, preferably from within the motor industry.CompetenciesMarketing initiatives/approaches that have delivered strong sales returns.Ability to develop project plans with attention to strategic deployment detail.Ability to develop long-term relationships with subscribers and stakeholders. ExperienceSuccessful track record with B-B sales functions.Excellent track record of achieving high levels of customer satisfaction, client relationship management and goals-driven service delivery.Main duties include:Develop promotional materials and marketing initiatives to support recruitment/retention activity, in line with the business plan. Provide support to head of communications on production of advertising copy. Devise and lead a strategy for the Motor Codes facebook presence, collaborating with industry stakeholders. Administer day-to-day social media content and manage consumer competitions. Lead an industry-focused social media engagement programme that results in brand endorsement/collaboration. Contribute to the development of the Motor Codes website and explore collaborative relationships with content providers. Provide support to account manager on recruitment activity – at sales meetings and in terms of CRM.Salary and benefits package:The package includes private medical insurance, company pension scheme, flexi time, 25 days annual leave, childcare vouchers, interest free season ticket loan (after 6 months).Deadline for Applications:08 August 2014Method of Application:Prospective candidates should e-mail jobsweb@smmt.co.uk with a CV and covering letter quoting your salary expectations.Early applications are encouraged as interviews will take place and the position offered before this date if a suitable candidate is found.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

Manitou buys Terex Equipment in India

first_imgThe Manitou group, a world leader in all terrain material handling, including specialised telehandlers with attachments for mining applications, has announced the acquisition of Terex Equipment Pte Ltd (TEPL) based in Greater Noida, India. This acquisition, from Terex Corporation, will be finalised over the 2017 first semester.Founded in 2003, TEPL is specialised in the design, manufacture and distribution of construction equipment, mostly backhoe loaders and skid steer loaders and achieved a €30 million revenue in 2016, mostly in southern Asia. Manitou Group says it has reinforced its ambitions for the handling market in India and, on a broader level, in Asia and emerging countries. The group will be able to rely on a company already well-established in India and supported by a structured dealerships’ network and a solid service organisation. “This acquisition will thus enable the Manitou group to respond to local markets thanks to a qualitative industrial tool.”Michel Denis, President & CEO of Manitou Group, declares: “This acquisition perfectly fits our strategy to reinforce our presence on emerging markets. TEPL has a solid dealer network which we will continue to further develop. TEPL produces high-quality products with a very efficient spare parts and service organisation, and will be a strong industrial base for Manitou Group to develop new product ranges for Asia and emerging countries.”last_img read more

HP WCh 2017 PREDICTION Spain and Germany to attack France for the

← Previous Story Croatia with 17 players to Rouen: Minimum quarter-final! Next Story → VIDEO: Stunning moments from Paris France 2017 It’s time for the first big event in the new Olympic cycle. Even on the day of the opening ceremony, there is no doubt that France 2017 will break all the records in handball. A real PHENOMENAL HANDBALL days are ahead of us. As always, Handball-Planet.com will be there to give you closer insight into the clashes of 24 best national handball teams in the world.We start with our traditional prediction of the tournament winners and losers.BIG FOUR – Hungry Spaniards and Germans who are waiting for revengeThe first event after Olympic Games is always dangerous for the biggest teams because of “emotional exhaustion” after the longest summer in four years. As they are missing a big success at Olympics for, now, two decades, Spaniards are always more than fired up on the World Championship after it, as tradition showed in 2005 and 2013, when they won gold medals. TOP Spanish players are now even more motivated after collapse in qualification for Rio, to show from which material they are structured. This could be THEIR tournament.The “last party” of Dagur Sigurdsson, the WORLD BEST COACH 2016, will have to show that three good tournaments, good players and strong logistic behind, aren’t just a case. Germany will have to find the way to the final over France. And, they were close in Rio to take the biggest scalp. Despite home fans, in direct encounter with two beginners from the other side Dinart and Gille, Icelander has a huge advantage and much lower pressure.It is tough to say something except superlative about the team which have Nikola Karabatic, Thierry Omeyer and a lot more amazing players, but more than ever, they will have to fight with pressure of historic event and all the rivals who came to France where they have nothing to lose. It could be tough for the team with two coaches – newcomers.The last team of TOP 4 should be Denmark. Their way to Paris Bercy would be the easiest over Belarus and Russia (maybe Norway). Don’t expect anything spectacular from Gudmundsson’s team until the final weekend, where they are going to chase Spain (according normal prediction). There everything is possible, but even after Olympic winning way, Danes are favorites “from the shadow”.SECOND ROW – Balkan guys, “old Hungarians”, “Russian comeback?”For the first time since 2003, when they made the biggest surprise in the history of Handball, by winning gold medal in Portugal as the last team of European Championship 2002, Croatia are out of the first row of favorites for the medals! Olympic quarter-final wasn’t something what made happy their fans’ army after years of fantastic results, but Balkan team now facing another reality. They lost authority. Domagoj Duvnjak is the only real star of the team. Goalkeepers’ problem for a years, injuries of Sliskovic and Maric, absence of Cupic, Alilovic and Karacic, most of PPD Zagreb, who have lack of experience for such important battles, are something which put Croatia in the “second row” alongside Slovenia.Slovenians made step forward in Rio, where Veselin Vujovic’s boys played the most beautiful handball until quarter-final defeat over Denmark. They are probably not ready for more without Zorman, Bombac and Skof, but even TOP 8 is great success for such a small country.Is it time for Russia? Team is full of routiners and fantastic players like Dibirov, Gorbok, Zitnikov, Atman, is always potential to explode. Torgovanov’s team has a nice chance to come closer to quarter-final by winning second place in the group ahead of Norway, Brasil and Poland like Hungarians.It looks that spanish coach on Hungarian bench Xavi Sabate has much more clear situation than in Veszprem. Hungarians have very experienced roster with the players who knows each-others for a decades. With some fresh approach of younger guys, Hungarians could make some step forward in comparation with two last years of absence from Qatar 2015 and average EHF EURO 2016, where they lost a chance to play in Rio.THIRD ROW: Qatar into reality – Scandinavians to keep the levelQatar have no quality to chase the best team in the world. Fullstop. Valero Rivera did great things with the best Asian team by winning silver at WCh 2015 and getting into Olympic quarter-finals, but that was the pick of his work in Doha. Quarter-final in France would be dreaming result, but more realistic is to see the end in 1/8 finals. Sweden with the new coach and without some older players are on the new beginning, probably not ready for something big. Norway have more chances than neighboors to survive first knock-out battle, but Harald Reinkind is the guy who will miss them a lot.HANDBALL-PLANET.COM PREDICTION – TOP 161. Germany2. Spain3. France4. Denmark5. Croatia6. Slovenia7. Russia8. Hungary9. Sweden10. Norway11. Qatar12. Tunisia13. Iceland14. Brasil15. Argentina16. BelarusFight for PRESIDENT CUP – Poland, Egypt and MacedoniaTalant Dujshebaev will have to show the best of his coaching knowledge to avoid catastrophe of Polish team in France. There are no comparable situation with Polish in terms of “rejuvenation” drama further increased with injuries. If Poles reach 1/8, that would be like a final. In similar situation is another coaching giant Lino Cervar, who will sit on Macedonian bench for the first time on big event. Ristovski, Mojsovski, Pribak and Jonovski are now “history”, and some young guns are in the team to help Lazarov, Manaskov and Mirkulovski. Egyptian team will have a big fight for TOP 16 place with Qatar and Argentina. They can stay under the line easliy.Macedonia18. Egypt19. Poland20. Saudi Arabia21. Japan22. Chile23. Bahrain24. AngolaENJOY! HANDBALL TIME! read more

F1 tycoon Bernie Ecclestone will pay 100m to end his trialfor bribery

first_imgA GERMAN COURT ruled this afternoon that Formula One tycoon Bernie Ecclestone can pay a controversial $100-million settlement, rather than face trial on bribery charges.In a move that will likely see him stay at the helm of the lucrative sport, the 83-year-old Briton struck an accord with prosecutors on the huge payment which then got the Munich tribunal’s blessing.“The proceedings will be temporarily suspended with the agreement of the prosecution and the accused,” pending payment of the settlement within one week, presiding judge Peter Noll said.The $100-million (€75 million) payment is reportedly the largest accord of its kind in German criminal justice history.Noll said $99 million would go to the Bavarian state coffers while $1 million would be donated to a “child hospice foundation”.He had asked Ecclestone through an interpreter whether he would be able to make the payment within a week, to which he replied: “yes”.Ecclestone went on trial in the southern city of Munich in April on charges of paying a $44-million bribe to a Bavarian state bank executive for help in maintaining his four-decade grip on Formula One.He was accused of paying German banker Gerhard Gribkowsky $44 million in 2006 and 2007 to ensure that shares in Formula One held by BayernLB were sold to Ecclestone’s preferred bidder, CVC Capital Partners of Britain, now the sport’s majority shareholder. Source: Matthias SchraderA settlement is allowed in German criminal cases if the prosecution, the aggrieved parties and the court agree, but the Ecclestone deal has stoked fierce criticism.Court spokesman Andrea Titz said the judges had determined that a conviction was “not particularly likely” based on the evidence presented until now.Under the terms of the agreement, Ecclestone will not have a criminal record and should be able to retain his control of the multi-billion-dollar Formula One empire.He has attended most of the hearings in person and arrived at the courthouse today in a limousine, looking relaxed and accompanied by his wife, Fabiana Flosi.Ecclestone’s defence team and prosecutors struck the deal, first reported on Saturday in the Sueddeutsche Zeitung, to settle the case with a one-time payment rather than continue with proceedings that had been scheduled to last at least until October.‘These millions stink to high heaven’News of the accord drew angry condemnation of a legal proviso in Germany that allows defendants to “buy” a dismissal in some instances.Former justice minister Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger had blasted the possible Ecclestone deal Monday as “galling” and “not in harmony with the sense and purpose of our legal practices”.The Sueddeutsche Zeitung lashed out at a deal in which “the briber is supposed to be washed clean with a spectacular payment”.“The saying goes ‘money doesn’t stink’ but that’s wrong here: these millions stink to high heaven.”And the top-selling Bild denounced “the bitter impression that not everyone is equal before the law”.The Formula One magnate has denied any wrongdoing, but could have faced a jail term of up to 10 years if found guilty.© – AFP 2014Matthew Macklin’s trainer recovering after being shot twice in MarbellaConor McGregor poses for selfie as UFC 178 press conference descends into chaoslast_img read more

Carter Park bar and grill The Rusty Chain closes

first_imgA neighborhood watering hole just on the outskirts of downtown Vancouver has closed its doors after fickle sales, its owners announced on Facebook.The Rusty Chain bar and grill at 3100 Columbia St. had its final day of business Monday. Owners Elizabeth and Bill Walters, who could not be reached for comment, posted on the social networking site that business had been “up and down, but ultimately we haven’t gotten the sales to sustain us through the winter.”The couple thanked customers, friends, family and vendors who supported the business since it opened in August 2016.“This has been a dream of ours for a very long time,” the post said. “We are fortunate and lucky to have had the support from all of you in order to be able to follow our dreams. … We aren’t giving up! We are just moving on.”Adorned with hubcaps, gas station clocks, license plates and other Americana, the restaurant took on the vibe of a highway honky-tonk. Yet, it jumped out from a more residential area, with Carter Park neighborhood at its sides — homes, a park and a dentist’s office were across the street.It seemed to be a hit with many neighbors, open to all ages during the day while offering food and a spacious back patio where it staged live music. An October story in The Columbian said 90 percent of its clientele lived in the neighborhood, and sometimes the bar faced noise complaints and concerns of loitering and littering.The Rusty Chain isn’t the first business there to go by the wayside. Before the Walterses signed their lease, it was the Commonwealth Cafe for a few months in 2016 and Marcell’s Hemp and Latte House before that.last_img read more

Bahamas ranked 12th highest homicide rate in the world

Bahamas ranked 12th highest homicide rate in the world

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, June 19th 2017 – Nassau – According to the International Homicide Rate Statistics, Bahamas is ranked as the 12th country with the highest murder rate in the entire world.  Trinidad and Tobago follows as number 13, whereas Jamaica is ranked as #6 and St. Kitts & Nevis as #9.Minister of Health, Dr. Duane Sands, during his 2017/18 Budget address said, “We are one of the most violent countries in the world; we beat, stab, shoot and rape each other at an unacceptable rate. Our homicide rate is triple the rate considered by the World Health Organization (WHO) as an epidemic. It is largely due to the professionalism of our health care team that our murder rate is not dramatically higher. In the last few years the number one cause of death of a Bahamian male is a bullet, not a stroke, not diabetes, but a bullet.”Adding to this, crime studies showed that 78% of murder victims died as a result of gunshot wounds. Magnetic Media also understands that in 2016, The Princess Margaret Hospital saw 216 gunshot wounds, and a total of 1,078 gunshot wounds dating back to 2012.Also speaking to the house of assembly during his budget address, Minister of National Security, Marvin Dames stated, “The murder count has exceeded 100 for each of the last five years.”  Adding, “while the former administration touted a 26% reduction in crime in 2016, right-minded Bahamians have long concluded that current crime levels are far too high in the first place.”However, Dames is now reassuring that the country’s National Security will get a much needed re-evaluation, remarking that it will no longer “operate in silos”. As Minister, Dames is also expected to keep the promises made by the FNM while on the campaign trail. As stated in their manifesto and the speech from the throne, these promises include, a zero-tolerance approach to crime; increased police visibility; targeting of hotspots; focusing on prolific offenders; strengthening of police-community partnerships; establishment of a Gun and Gang Unit; the establishment of an Anti-Corruption Unit; the establishment of a National Intelligence Agency; enforcement of Marco’s Law; and the establishment of a sex offenders register. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppcenter_img  Story By: Kay-Marie Fletcher#MagneticMediaNewslast_img read more

Missick Brothers Convicted Five Years for Robbery

Missick Brothers Convicted Five Years for Robbery

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, July 12th 2017: Brothers Jamal Thompson Missick and Paul Missick have been sentenced to five years imprisonment each for the burglary of a tourist couple. The judgment was passed down by the Learned Justice Robert Schuster in the Supreme Court.Judgement was earlier set for May 30th, however was delayed after the Judge says he was waiting for a pre-sentencing report.In May, Jamal Thompson Missick and his younger brother Paul Missick were found guilty of entering a hotel room at Ocean Club East Hotel in Grace Bay back in July 2016, where they attempted to rob the tourist occupants of their money, credits cards, jewelry and other expensive items.Jamal Missick managed to escape but left his brother behind. Paul Missick was then beaten and subdued by one of the guests and handed over to the police.  A jury of seven members in the Providenciales Supreme Court gave the verdicts of guilty on the charge of burglary for both brothers.center_img #MagneticMediaNews#MissickBrosGet5YearsEachlast_img read more

Food Dialogues in Minneapolis to Focus on Farm to Consumer

first_imgConsumer concerns about the impact food production practices may have on their long-term health or the health of the planet abound. Increasingly, farmers, ranchers and the entire food chain are working to address these concerns by offering more information and answering questions, including rating systems and sharing stories about how a particular food product is sourced.The Food Dialogues: Minneapolis will bring together a panel of leaders in the food space, including food and retail executives, and farmers for a conversation about what more can be done to bridge the information gap between food production practices, consumer concerns on health and the environment and the choices that are being made when sourcing food products. This event, scheduled for Aug. 11, will be moderated by Bloomberg agriculture policy journalist and Minnesota native, Alan Bjerga.“Farmers, ranchers and food executives have the ability to be even more connected to consumers than ever before,” said Gene Stoel, Soybean Grower and MN Soybean Research and Promotion Council Board Member. “Yet, more must and can be done. This Food Dialogue panel discussion will tackle tough questions related to food production – from GMO safety to animal welfare. Agriculturalists are seeking opportunities to speak directly with food companies, key decision makers and ultimately the consumer. Every time food production practices are discussed, we would like to be in the conversation.”The Food Dialogues: Minneapolis is co-sponsored by the Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council, Nebraska Soybean Board and the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance. The Aug. 11 event will be held at the Mill City Museum, with check-in and a networking reception beginning at 5:30 p.m. CT. The panel discussion will begin at 7 p.m. CT. For more details and to register to attend this event, click here.last_img read more

Jobseekers demand reform in quota system

Jobseekers demand reform in quota system

first_imgJobseekers stage demo at Shahbagh intersection demanding quota system reform on Sunday. Photo: Prothom AloSeveral hundred jobseekers on Sunday staged demonstrations in Dhaka city’s Shahbagh intersection, demanding that the quota system in public service be reformed.According to UNB, the demonstrators were graduates from different colleges and Dhaka University.They used separate banners, including General Students’ Rights Protection Mancha (Sadharon Chhatra Odhikar Sangrokkon Mancha), Titumir College Students (Titumir College Chhatrabrindo) and stood on the road stretching from Shahbagh intersection to TSC of Dhaka University at 10:20am.They were chanting slogans placing their five-point demands that include introduction of unified age limit in government jobs, review of quota system in government recruitment process, including Bangladesh Civil Services (BCS) examination, filling vacant posts from merit list if the candidates from quota are not found and fixation of 10 per cent quota instead of existing 56 per cent.Al Amin Niloy, a master’s degree student of Dhaka University’s History department, said their programme is neither against quota system nor against the government. “We’re actually demanding reform of the quota system in government jobs.”Huge law enforcers were deployed in the area as the demonstration was going on.Talking to UNB, deputy commissioner of Ramma Zone Maruf Hossain Sarker said, “We’ve requested the protesters to move towards Shaheed Minar to keep the area — from Shahbagh to TSC — free from gatherings.”Meanwhile, the demonstrators started leaving the Shahbagh area.last_img read more

Nonprofit Teams Up With YMCA In New Pilot Program Aimed At Young

Nonprofit Teams Up With YMCA In New Pilot Program Aimed At Young

first_imgFree Images/Alfonso RomeroA new pilot program aims to help young kids learn while they’re at child care centers across the Greater Houston region.The Collaborative for Children announced that it’s teaming up with the YMCA Wednesday. With the partnership, the nonprofit will provide analysis, training and other resources at the Y’s learning centers. “The Y name and the Y brand in the community really gives us an opportunity to partner with a known entity, who now is very passionate about our mission, and how we can work together to really make a difference for young children,” said Carol Shattuck, president and CEO of Collaborative for Children.      The Tellepsen family is funding the partnership with a half million dollar grant over five years. Sharelast_img read more

Chinese prison hard labor includes MMO gold farming

first_imgVisit any prison and the residents will be doing some form of work to help pass the time and pay off their debt to society. But for the most part that work involves menial tasks that are both legal, and come under the heading of jobs no one else really wants to do.In China, that includes hard labor in the form of mining, making parts for cars, or carving utensils out of wood for hours every day. But there’s also another, much more modern way the prisoners are being used to earn money, and its not exactly legal.Liu Dali, a 54-year-old former prison guard, and former inmate of a Jixi, Heilongjang province labor camp, has spoken of how he was forced to play online games. The staff running the prison would put the prisoners to work gold farming in a number of different MMOs, which would in turn be converted into real-world cash.Each prisoner would be given a quota they had to achieve every day in the game they were assigned. Not meeting the quota would mean physical harm with plastic pipes, so you can imagine they got good at farming very quickly.While Dali and his fellow inmates were struggling to stay awake and keep focused on the game, the prison guards were earning as much as $900 every day through trading of the virtual goods for money.Although game developers and publishers try to stop gold farming from happening by regularly banning accounts, for the most part its difficult to stop when it’s a real person playing the game. It also seems to be growing in popularity, and even though Dali was released in 2004, he still believes the practice goes on to this day making for some very well-off Chinese prison guards.Read more at the Guardian (image courtesy of Flickr)last_img read more

Usha Uthup institutes Stagecraft Award

Usha Uthup institutes Stagecraft Award

first_imgKolkata: Indian pop icon Usha Uthup has instituted ‘Stagecraft Award’ to acknowledge the contributions of technicians, who are the backstage heroes of any entertainment show, and has roped in Bengali superstar Prosenjit Chatterjee as the ‘face’ of the award. This year there will be 16 award categories, three special awards and one ‘Hall Of Fame’ award, Uthup told a press meet here. The categories will include Best Event Set Designer, Best Sound Engineer (Stage), Best Choreographer, Best Make-Up Artist, Best Costume Designer, Best Theatre Production, Best Event Director, Best Event Manager, Special Awards and Special Jury Recognition Award, she said on Tuesday. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal life “The aim of the foundation is to give recognition to those who work tirelessly behind the stage to make any on-stage performance successful,” Uthup said. Uthup, the founder trustee of Stagecraft Foundation, said the award function will be held on September 22, 2018 and the winner of the ‘Hall of Fame’ award will be disclosed on that day. Chatterjee said “We must give these craftsmen the limelight once at least which they truly deserve.” The jury members for the award 2018 included percussionist Tanmoy Bose, danseuse Tanushree Shankar, theatre personality-actor Bratya Basu and fashion designer Agnimitra Paul.last_img read more

Substandard Subtitles Donkeys before pigs

first_imgFrom the print editionI don’t know about you, but I can’t stand dubbed movies; I find them artificial, clumsy and sometimes downright peculiar. No matter how alien the spoken language is, I prefer to hear it in the original and read subtitles. It’s rather magic, because after a while, I am not even aware anymore that I am reading.  No related posts. Kate Galantecenter_img Unfortunately, I have become all too aware that, despite its advantages, subtitling is not only sketchy in terms of what is really being said, but can be inaccurate, misleading and sometimes ridiculous. I have an addiction. When I watch movies in English on Sky, I can’t help but read the Spanish subtitles at the same time. As a result, I have become aware that the people they hire to translate and write the subtitles don’t always know English as well as they claim. Their motto seems to be, “When in doubt, improvise, whether it makes sense or not.”Some of this is understandable, especially when it comes to jargon, but often it is surprising what they get wrong. Simple numbers, for example. In addition, it is apparently just too painful to translate naughty words. Heaven knows, Costa Rica has little to offer in this field, but it’s certainly not hard to find lots of palabrotas  (dirty words) if we look to Mexico or Spain. Be this as it may, subtitle translations of foul speech usually take one of two forms: innocuous or nonexistent. The most difficult word to cope with, of course, is the infamous “F” word. Often, it is simply left out. Thus, something like, “It’s f…ing  amazing,” becomes, “Es tan alucinante.”  When translated, it is usually some form of “maldicion” (damnation). “F… off” is usually “púdrete” (go rot). “Bastard” is often translated as “desgraciado (wretch),” “a……” as “imbecil,” and the ubiquitous “Oh s…!” as “¡Carajo! which is vulgar but can’t be translated, or “¡Rayos!” which is not vulgar and can be translated a variety of ways, including “sunbeams,” “thunderbolts” or “lightning flashes.” Profanity aside, over time, I have collected a few of the most absurd subtitle bloopers, and I’d like to share them with you.[A lot of people] take it (love) for a game.   llevalo a pasear (Take it for a trip.)  drawing room cuarto de arte (art room)fender bender mal conductor (bad driver)[My whole family] died in the Holocaust. murió en un accidente de tránsito. (died in a car accident.)I bought it lock, stock, and barrel.  La compré de Lockstoc Enbaril. (I bought from Lockstoc Enbaril.)…they do it through a hole in the sheet.  …lo hacen con una bola de mierda. (They do it with a ball of sh..)Don’t go out of your way. Ve directamente a casa  (Go directly home).baby teeth arêtes (earrings) [looks like] a teardrop. una aguja. (a needle.)birth certificate primero certificato (first certificate)plain clothes policeman  policía de ropa limpia  (clean clothes policeman)…that by and by que con una gran despedida   (that with a big goodbye)Why did she get to keep her clothes on?  ¿Porqué pudo quitarse la ropa? (Why could she take her clothes off?)loophole un hueco donde esconderse (a hole to hide in)stool pigeon paloma depistada (confused pigeon)[She was sleeping on] a piece of mattress. un colchón empapado de orines (a urine-soaked mattress)things that are still perfectly good cosas que no sirven para nada (Things that are no good at all)What would Freud say? ¿Qué diría Fred?   (What would Fred say?)a trip to Paradise desvestirse en Paraíso  (undress in Paradise)Who pays the piper and calls the tune? ¿Quién paga el papel y da las ordenes? (Who pays for the paper and gives the orders?)[Marilyn Monroe] was a painted mask.  fue un pubis pintado. (was a painted pubic area.)[The right wheel went off the road, and] we hit a telephone pole.  recibimos una llamada,  (we got a phone call.)[Dog owners who do not pick up the poop] will be fined. estarán bien. (will be fine)pearls before swine burros antes de cerdos. (donkeys before pigs)[What you should be asking] is where is this. es quién falta. (is who is missing)[Someone can make] a nice piece of furniture with it.  una fogata con él.  (a bonfire with it.)Do you want a light? ¿Quieres una raya? (Do you want a line? [of cocaine])[As night] falls on the Crescent City (New Orleans), cae en Mississippi, (falls on Mississippi,)Are you brooding? ¿Estás embarazada? (Are you pregnant?)Are you appalled?  No, I am not appalled.  ¿Estás pobre? No, no estoy pobre.  (Are you poor? No, I’m not poor.)You want me to be eye candy? ¿Quieres que sea “colirio?” (You want me to be “eye drops?”)[It’s Greek] for “the vapors” (fainting or depression). para “flatuencia” (for “flatulence”).All of the above examples are subtitles moving from English to Spanish. I don’t claim to know what goes on in other languages. Also, please don’t think this happens all the time. While it’s true that much of the translation is mediocre, such absurd blunders are fairly uncommon, and once in a while, Spanish subtitles can be quite good.In fact, I recently watched a documentary about a famous screenwriter whose spoken language was no less than lyrical, complex and sophisticated. What a treat! The translation was nearly perfect. Facebook Commentslast_img read more

Virgin Australia moves A330 between Perth Brisbane

first_imgBattle for the domestic market continues.  Virgin has announced it will move its Airbus A330 aircraft on flights between Brisbane and Perth, days after Qantas unveiled plans to introduce the A330 on services between the east and west.As part of the battle to build and maintain its share of the domestic market, the aircraft will operate on two of three weekday return services between Brisbane and Perth from 15 May 2013.The daily Airbus A330 flights to Perth on weekdays will depart Brisbane at 8:45am and 8:15pm, arriving Perth at 12:25pm and 11:55pm respectively.The return A330 services from Perth depart at 12:30pm and 10:45pm, arriving in Brisbane at 6:50pm and 5:05am (+1 day) local time.A third weekday return service, operated by a Boeing 737 aircraft, will depart Brisbane at 5:30pm and Perth at 7:35am arriving at 9:25pm and 1:55pm respectively.The weekend A330 departure is on Sunday departing Brisbane at 8.15pm and Perth 10:45pm arriving 11:55pm and 5:05am (+1 day) respectively.Virgin Australia group executive of alliances, network and yield Merren McArthur said the decision was made to meet customer demand for a “spacious aircraft, comfortable seating, and inclusive catering and entertainment”.Tickets for the A330 service go on sale tomorrow.Virgin Australia also announced today a decline in profits before tax of up to $35.1 million for the first half of financial year 2012/13.Click here for more information.Source = e-Travel Blackboard: N.J.last_img read more

Government considers €1bn bond issue in 2018

Government considers €1bn bond issue in 2018

first_imgThe Public Debt Management Office (PDMO) said Thursday the government may issue a euro medium-term note (EMTN), or Eurobond, of up to €1bn next year.The security is expected to cover up to two-thirds of the government’s financing needs next year, estimated to reach up to €1.5bn, the PDMO said in a statement on its website.Treasury bills will cover up to one-quarter of the financing needs while retail bonds and bilateral loans will cover up to 8 per cent of the government’s financing each, the PDMO said.According to the PDMO’s debt repayment timetable, published in September 2017, debt maturities next year will reach €903m. The amount includes two instalments of €312.5m each towards repayment of the €2.5bn loan negotiated with Russia six years ago.The government is expected to generate a fiscal surplus of around 1 per cent of economic output next year.The last time the government issued an EMTN was in June, with a €850m 7-year bond at an average yield of 2.8 per cent, now traded on the secondary market for 2.75 per cent.The total nominal value of outstanding Eurobonds at the end of September was €4.5bn, against a total government debt of €19.1bn. In November, the government paid back €614.9m to the Central Bank of Cyprus.On Tuesday, the government said it had appointed Barclays Bank. Citi, Goldman Sachs International, HSBC, J. P. Morgan, Morgan Stanley and Société Générale Corporate & Investment Banking to help develop an “efficient” secondary market for Cypriot government securities.You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoSmart Tips DailySeniors With No Life Insurance May Get A $250,000 Policy If They Do ThisSmart Tips DailyUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCypriot tycoon launches ‘Bank of Cannabis’UndoThree arrested in connection with hotel theftsUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more