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New Westminster sandwich shop offers Liam Neeson free food so of course

first_imgAdvertisement There is no such thing as a free lunch — unless you’re a big star like Liam Neeson.Big Star Sandwich lured in the Hollywood actor Tuesday with an offer of free food.The New Westminster eatery knew Neeson was in town filming a movie so they put out a little bait — a sandwich board that said “Liam Neeson Eats Here For Free.” Neeson is in B.C. filming Hard Powder, a remake of the 2014 Norwegian film In Order of Disappearance, in which he stars as a beloved snowplow driver in a Colorado town who seeks revenge against the drug dealers who killed his son.Parts of Hard Powder were to be filmed in Banff, but Parks Canada turned the movie down after it learned the film’s plot included an aboriginal gang leader.The actor cast in the role, Order of Canada member Tom Jackson, says the storyline wasn’t disrespectful at all to aboriginals.Producers ended up moving part of the production to Fernie and Cranbrook instead.On Tuesday, Neeson and crew were filming a scene on Columbia Street in New Westminster..— With Canadian Press Filessbrown@postmedia.comtwitter.com/Browniescott Login/Register With: Advertisement Advertisementcenter_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Who could resist that offer? Not Liam Neeson.The 64-year-old star of the Taken movies brought his “very particular set of skills” and some of his film crew to Big Star, where he posed for pictures with staff. Twitterlast_img read more

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THE LOST MOVIE THEATRES OF TORONTO

first_img Facebook Putting together a comprehensive photo survey of Toronto’s lost movie theatres would be a rather laborious task given how many have come and gone over the years, but even a brief look back reveals a city with a rich cinematic history that has partially faded over the years.A number of the buildings that housed movie theatres in Toronto are still standing, but even those that have been well preserved — like the Eglinton, for instance — don’t captivate the imagination as they once did. Advertisement Advertisement Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Twitterlast_img read more

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TELEFILM CANADA TALENT FUND ANNOUNCED TALENT TO WATCH PROJECTS

first_img“In addition, I would like to thank Niv Fichman, of Rhombus Media, Matt Johnson and Matt Miller for their insight and generosity in helping redesign this program last year – an important legacy that will benefit emerging creators for years to come. Together we discover the next generation of storytellers from across Canada and help ignite their careers.”The Talent Fund, a private donation fund, has continued its support of the programme this year with contributions from principal partners Bell Media and Corus Entertainment, as well as corporate and individual donors.Projects were submitted through Talent To Watch’s designated partners, who selected promising projects and pushed them through to Telefilm Canada’s decision jury. The designated partners included York University, Bosa Centre for Film & Animation Capilano University, The Inside Out LGBT Film Festival, and Creative Women Workshops Association.There were 20 projects selected from Ontario, 11 selected from Quebec, five from British Columbia, three from Nova Scotia, two from Manitoba, and one each from Alberta, New Brunswick, Newfoundland & Labrador, and Yukon.Titles from Ontario include Sanja Zivkovic’s Easy Land, Heyishi Zhang’s Gay Mean Girls, and Martin Edralin’s Islands, while titles from Quebec include Mark Morgenstern’s Moment One, Amelia Moses’ Bleed With Me, and Nicolas Levesque’s Les Libres. Projects from British Columbia include Arnold Lim’s All-In Madonna, Denver Jackson’s Esluna: The World Beyond, and Benjamin Musgrave’s Q.The selected titles from Manitoba are Jordan Molaro’s Billy and Madison Thomas’ Ruthless Souls, and the selected project from Alberta is Ted Stenson’s Events Transpiring Before, During, and After A High School Basketball Game. New Brunswick’s project is Jillian Acreman’s Queen Of The Andes; Newfoundland & Labrador’s project is Ruth Lawrence’s Little Orphans; and Yukon’s is Kelly Milner’s Thin Ice. Telefilm Canada and the Talent Fund have announced 45 feature and narrative web projects selected for the new Talent To Watch programme.The initiative, formerly known as the Micro-Budget Production Programme, has accepted 45 English- and French-language submissions from across Canada, including 38 feature films and seven narrative web projects.“We were able to increase our support from 15 to 45 projects this year because of the extraordinary contribution of the film schools, coops, and festivals our program designated partners,” said Jean-Claude Mahe, acting executive director of Telefilm Canada. Facebook Advertisement Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment center_img Advertisement Members of Talent to Watch pose for a group photo. The artists hail from across the country. – Cole Burston/The Globe and Mail Login/Register With: Twitterlast_img read more

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Markets Right Now Banks technology lead US stocks lower

first_imgNEW YORK — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):9:35 a.m.Banks and technology companies are leading stock indexes slightly lower in early trading on Wall Street.Bank of America fell 1 per cent in the first few minutes of trading Thursday and Intel gave up 1.4 per cent.The early declines came a day after the market’s biggest rally in eight months.Deutsche Bank sank 3.3 per cent after Germany authorities searched the bank’s headquarters on suspicions bank employees helped clients launder money.The S&P 500 index fell 6 points, or 0.2 per cent, to 2,737.The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 38 points, or 0.1 per cent, to 25,328. The Nasdaq composite fell 14 points, or 0.2 per cent, to 7,277.Bond prices rose. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note fell to 3.03 per cent.The Associated Presslast_img read more

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Conservative leaders to attend pro pipeline rally in Saskatchewan

first_imgMOOSOMIN, S.K. – Federal Tory leader Andrew Scheer and the conservative premiers of Saskatchewan and New Brunswick are to speak today at a pro-pipeline rally near the Saskatchewan-Manitoba boundary.The event at a pumpjack facility is to draw attention to concerns about Bill C-69 _ federal legislation that proposes major changes to how energy projects are reviewed.Rally organizer Sinclair Harrison says if the bill passes it would be detrimental to future pipeline development. He also wants to encourage TransCanada Corp. to reapply to build Energy East, a pipeline that would have transported oil from Alberta and Saskatchewan to New Brunswick and Quebec.The company scrapped the $15.7 billion project in 2017.Energy East would have featured a tank terminal in Moosomin, Sask., near where the rally is taking place.“We’re here to speak for the silent majority that are in favour of pipelines,” said Harrison.There were also plans for additional pipelines to be built further south.He said the area already sees tax revenue coming in from the existing TransCanada mainline and is reaping the benefits from construction taking place on another nearby pipeline. “The more pipelines, the better off we are,” he said.“If everyone could see the economic benefit that these construction companies have on the area, it’s phenomenal.”Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe is attending the rally out of concern for the “harmful” policies coming from Ottawa that affect the energy sector, a spokesman said.Scheer is taking part to share his Conservative vision for Saskatchewan and to “send a clear message in the buildup to the October election,” said press secretary Daniel Schow in a statement.center_img New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs said he continues to fight for Energy East and will bring that message to the protest.The rally comes as a truck convoy that started in Red Deer, Alta., is making its way to Ottawa as part of a protest in support of the energy sector.last_img read more

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WHO polio eradication campaign to vaccinate 80 million children in India

“Eighty-three per cent of all new polio cases are now found in India. This country, and Uttar Pradesh in particular, are the number one priorities for stopping transmission of the polio virus around the world,” Director-General Gro Harlem Brundtland of the World Health Organization (WHO) said at the launch of the campaign in Uttar Pradesh state.India is one of only seven countries still affected by polio, a reduction from over 125 countries before the 1988 launch of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative spearheaded by WHO, Rotary International, the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF). To harness the epidemic in this hard-hit region, over 80 million children will be vaccinated in six Indian states over the next six days.WHO is focusing on the state of Uttar Pradesh, which accounts for 64 per cent of all new polio cases worldwide and from where the disease is now spreading to other provinces in the country and beyond. Uttar Pradesh was severely impacted by a spread of polio across northern India last year. The epidemic occurred after the number of planned polio vaccination campaigns in India was reduced. Additionally, the vaccination activities that did take place left out as many as 15 per cent of homes.The seven countries with indigenous wild polioviruses, from highest to lowest risk, are: India, Nigeria, Egypt, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Niger and Somalia. To contain polio in these remaining countries, the Director-General stressed that, “The support of the international community has never been more crucial than it is today. We need donors to fill the $275 million funding gap we face globally, so that all activities can go ahead as planned.” read more

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GuineaBissau needs genuinely free and fair elections to break cycle of instability

In a statement, the 15-member Security Council expressed “regret” that the country did not hold elections as planned on 18 November and voiced “deep concern” over preparations for the polls, now scheduled for 10 March 2019.Holding “genuinely free and fair” elections on the revised date across the small West African nation, bordering Senegal, is vital to preserve the “still fragile gains” in the path to stability in the country, said Council members.“Legislative elections are a fundamental step in resuming sustainable and nationally owned reforms and should take place prior to the presidential elections foreseen in 2019,” they added.In the statement, the Council members also reiterated the important role of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), in supporting peacebuilding and sustaining peace in Guinea-Bissau, commending the regional bloc for its “determination” to hold accountable all those who deliberately obstruct the smooth conduct of the electoral process.Security Council members also recalled the implementation of the October 2016 Conakry Agreement, the primary framework for a peaceful resolution of the political crisis in the country, noting its importance to ensure political stability and build sustainable peace in Guinea-Bissau.Council members also commended the country’s defence and security forces for their “continued non-interference” in the politics of Guinea-Bissau, and strongly urged them to continue in that vein.They also encouraged the continuation of the ECOWAS Mission in Guinea-Bissau through the end of the electoral cycle in 2019 to maintain stability in the country and invited international partners to support ECOWAS in that regard.The statement by the Security Council follows a briefing, last week, by Taye-Brook Zerihoun, UN Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs, and Ambassador Mauro Vieira of Brazil to the UN on the developments in the country. read more

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Crying babies can reduce household income by 11 per cent an hour

first_imgThe sleep deprivation experienced by parents when a newborn arrives not only frazzles their nerves, but can also seriously harm their bank balance, a new study suggests.Researchers from the London School of Economics (LSE) found that when parents are frequently worken by babies they are less likely to hold down a job, more likely to work shorter hours and consequently earn less than before the birth.In fact, just one hour less sleep each night can reduce household income by up to 11 per cent, say the study authors, with the impact accumulating with more time spent awake.Dr Joan Costa-Font, Associate Professor in Political Economic at the LSE, said new parents should factor in the lower earnings when they have children.“Lack of sleep is responsible for human fatigue, and can undermine economic performance,” said Dr Costa-Font who presented the research at the Royal Society of Economics annual conference in Bristol on Wednesday.“Sleep is often overlooked in economics models despite its obvious restorative effects on human health alongside its influence on brain plasticity and feelings of well-being.“Having children reduces productivity and I think parents and government should factor this in, and hence they need to be compensated for it make it worthwhile.“Lower income people are more strained by time and income. So they would be impacted the most.” The authors also pointed out that most people are also sleeping less on average, and so the population as a whole may suffer the economic impact of sleep deprivation.A recent study estimated that the impact of lack of sleep on productivity and health of the British workforce costs businesses up to £40 billion each year, nearly two per cent of the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) .Researchers from the non-profit research organisation RAND Europe calculated that if those who slept for under six hours a night increased their sleep to between six and seven hours a night, it could add £24 billion to the UK economy. It contains records of parental sleep and how much a child wakes up during the night, as well as employment status, the number of hours worked, job satisfaction and household income over time.The study found a strong relationship between the number of times a child woke up in the night and income over time. As parents achieved less sleep at night, so their incomes plummeted.Although parents expect their wealth to suffer when they have children, the new study suggests that lack of sleep is adding to the strained finances which come with raising a child.“To our knowledge, this is the first paper that finds a link between child sleep quality and parental economic performance, “ added co author Dr Sarah Fleche.“Fathers are somewhat less affected by child sleep problems. Low-skilled mothers instead experience a large decrease in employment and the number of hours worked when facing sleep deprivation. “The number of hours the average person sleeps has declined over the past century, and we still ignore its effects on economic activity and economic performance,” added Dr Costa-Font.A poll of 2,000 British adults published earlier last year by the Royal Society for Public Health found that people in the UK slept an average of 6.8 hours. The average Briton sleeps for just 6.8 hours per night Credit:Ilbuscacenter_img A woman struggles to sleep  To find out the impact of sleep deprivation caused by crying babies, researchers looked at data from the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children which has been running since the 1990s, and involves more than 14,000 families. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

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Shamima Begums family ask Home Secretary for help to bring her baby

Ms Begum earlier told Sky News she had no desire to go to Bangladesh: “I don’t have anything there, another language, I have never even seen the place.” “My sister has been in their thrall now for four years, and it is clear to me that her exploitation at their hands has fundamentally damaged her.”The Home Secretary revoked Ms Begum’s British citizenship in a move only permissible under international law if it does not leave the individual stateless. Mr Javid’s removal of her citizenship came amid heated debate over whether the teenager should be able to return to the UK after she was found in a Syrian refugee camp with the terror group’s reign nearly over.The Muslim Council of Britain has warned Mr Javid’s move heightens fears of “a two-tiered citizenship scheme, sets a dangerous precedent and demonstrates an abdication of responsibility”.While many do not want to see Ms Begum return to the UK, others have argued she should face prosecution for her actions, and attempts at deradicalisation.The Begum family’s lawyer Tasnime Akunjee said she was born in the UK, has never had a Bangladeshi passport and is not a dual citizen, which was confirmed by the Bangladeshi minister.Mr Alam added: “So, there is no question of her being allowed to enter into Bangladesh.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. The family of Islamic State bride Shamima Begum have written to the Home Secretary asking for his help to bring her newborn son to Britain.The letter to Sajid Javid said the baby boy was a “true innocent” who should not “lose the privilege of being raised in the safety of this country”.The teenager, who fled London aged 15 to join Islamic State’s self-proclaimed caliphate in Syria, said she wanted to return to the UK with her son.Her sister Renu Begum, writing on behalf of the family, asked how they could help the Home Secretary “in bringing my nephew home to us”.The family said they have had no contact with Ms Begum and had only learned she had given birth to a boy through media reports. Asked about the situation on ITV’s Peston, Mr Javid said: “I’m not going to talk about an individual, but I can be clear on the point that I would not take a decision and I believe none of my predecessors ever have taken a decision that at the point the decision is taken would leave that individual stateless.” It was speculated that Ms Begum, who is of Bangladeshi heritage, may have citizenship there but Bangladesh’s minister of state for foreign affairs Shahriar Alam denied this.Appealing to the Home Secretary, the family said: “We are sickened by the comments she has made, but, as a family man yourself, we hope you will understand that we, as her family cannot simply abandon her.”We have a duty to her, and a duty to hope that as she was groomed into what she has become, she can equally be helped back into the sister I knew, and daughter my parents bore.”We hope you understand our position in this respect and why we must, therefore, assist Shamima in challenging your decision to take away the one thing that is her only hope at rehabilitation, her British citizenship.”Shamima’s status will now be a matter for our British courts to decide in due course.” They made clear that they were “shocked and appalled” at the “vile comments” Ms Begum had recently made to the media.Ms Begum was one of three schoolgirls to leave Bethnal Green to join the terror cult in 2015 and resurfaced heavily pregnant at a Syrian refugee camp last week.Her family’s letter said they had made “every fathomable effort” to block her from entering IS territory.”That year we lost Shamima to a murderous and misogynistic cult,” her sister wrote. read more

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Chimpanzee meat being eaten in UK as border force urged to bring

The border force is under pressure to introduce DNA testing to identify the meat at customs and has said it would be investing in new technology to tackle the rising issue. He said it was routinely smuggled into Europe and the UK – which could cause the spread of serious disease as the meat is unsanitary and chimpanzees are very genetically similar to humans. Leading primate scientist Dr Ben Garrod has said he was told by customs officials just weeks ago that a ton of bush meat from West Africa had been confiscated on a flight bound for the US. Chimpanzee meat is being served as a delicacy at British weddings and sold as ‘bush meat’ on market stalls, it has emerged. The University of East Anglia… read more

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FLSmidth production winder being manufactured for Zambias Mopani Copper Mines

first_imgThe Blair Multi-Rope (BMR) production hoist being supplied to Mopani Copper Mines new Synclinorium project in Zambia by global engineering company FLSmidth is a 5.5 m by 1.5 m BMR production hoist incorporating four drums. There are only about 50 BMR hoists of this type in the world, of which more than 80% have been supplied by FLSmidth. Manufacture is underway and the FLSmidth team will move on site in early 2013 to begin the installation, which is anticipated to take four to five months.  Most of the smaller components will be sourced from South Africa, with the balance sourced globally.“FLSmidth has a proven history in the design, manufacture and supply of robust, reliable mine hoists and South Africa is the Group’s centre of excellence for hoisting technology,” says FLSmidth’s Wendy Naysmith.  The Vecor arm of the company has its origins in the late 1940s when Vanderbijlpark Engineering Corp began operations, designing and supplying mine hoisting systems for the booming gold mining industry. Fuller Co invested in the Vecor supply operation, then trading under Dorbyl Heavy Engineering, to form Fuller-Vecor in 1997.In order to focus its activities in the mineral processing field, Fuller Co, based in the USA, and Fuller-Vecor have since been renamed FLSmidth as part of a global brand strategy. The present day company has, over the years, developed the international reputation of being a leader in the supply of heavy industrial mining equipment, particularly in the fields of mineral processing and hoisting.FLSmidth has a hoist reference list that exceeds 500 installations worldwide over a period spanning more than 100 years. This includes machines from the previous mine hoisting business of GEC Alstom, South Africa, which was purchased by FLSmidth in October 1997.“We have extensive experience in the supply of hoists in the three principle categories of friction/Koepe hoists, single and double drum hoists and BMR hoists,” says Naysmith. “The conventional double drum hoist underwent a major development in 1957, when Robert Blair introduced the concept of combining the load carrying capacity of multiple ropes in the friction hoist system with the simplicity and flexibility of drum hoists.“Each drum of a BMR hoist is divided into two or more compartments, with a single rope per compartment and each rope on the drum being attached to the same conveyance. Systems are incorporated to ensure load sharing between ropes and protection against miscoiling.“The BMR system significantly increases the hoisting capacity of a drum hoist. Hoists with end loads of 32 t at depths of 2,500 m are common. The Moab Khotsong BMR hoist, supplied by FLSmidth to AngloGold Vaal River Operations, was the first hoist to operate to a depth of 3,150 m in a single wind, with an end-load of 23 t.”last_img read more

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Le génome du python birman une piste pour comprendre les maladies humaines

first_imgLe génome du python birman, une piste pour comprendre les maladies humaines ?Des chercheurs ont procédé au séquençage du génome du python birman. L’analyse a révélé une adaptation extrêmement rapide au niveau génétique. Des observations qui pourraient permettre chez l’homme, de trouver un moyen d’agir sur les mutations génétiques avant qu’elles ne provoquent une maladie.Avec une taille pouvant dépasser les 5 mètres pour un poids s’approchant des 50 kg, le python birman est l’un des plus gros serpents au monde. Excellent nageur et grimpeur, le reptile est aussi un redoutable prédateur qui fascine les chercheurs. Pour percer ses secrets, une équipe américaine a procédé au séquençage complet de son génome. Des travaux qui ont révélé des informations précieuses.    Selon David Pollock, principal auteur de l’étude parue dans les comptes rendus de l’Académie américaine des sciences (PNAS), le python birman possède les mêmes gènes que l’Homme. Toutefois, contrairement à ce dernier, le serpent est capable de s’adapter de façon étonnante et surtout extrêmement rapide. Cela est dû à des caractéristiques uniques : une digestion accélérée et l’accroissement de la taille de ses organes quand il avale une proie.Des changements “incroyables” Les scientifiques cherchent ainsi à “savoir comment les serpents, qui utilisent les même gènes que nous, peuvent” augmenter la masse de leur cœur, de leur foie, de leur intestin et de leurs reins de 35 à 150% en moins de 48 heures. De plus, les pythons peuvent également accélérer de façon considérable leur métabolisme et notamment leur digestion. “Les serpents avalent des animaux aussi gros qu’eux et ils ont besoin de les digérer rapidement avant qu’ils ne se décomposent dans leur estomac, et pour cela ils doivent activer un grand nombre de gènes”, souligne Todd Castoe, professeur adjoint de biologie à l’Université du Texas et coauteur des travaux repris par l’AFP. En cherchant à en apprendre davantage sur ces reptiles, les scientifiques ont découvert les protéines produites par les gènes qui ont été séquencés. Celles-ci dénotent de multiples et rapides adaptations génétiques ayant entraîné une modification de l’évolution d’un grand nombre de protéines chez ces serpents. Comme l’indique M. Pollock, professeur de biochimie et de génétique moléculaire à l’Université du Colorado, “les serpents ont connu des changements incroyables à tous les niveaux de leur biologie, physiologique comme moléculaire”. Un modèle idéal d’étude À lire aussiPourquoi certains s’évanouissent-ils à la vue du sang ?Selon lui, “les serpents paraissent avoir évolué fonctionnellement beaucoup plus que les autres espèces et sont pour cela un peu comme le creuset de l’évolution”. Il est donc “fondamental en biologie de savoir comment les vertébrés, qui ont tous des gènes identiques à ceux des serpents, ont des caractéristiques biologiques aussi différentes”, estime Todd Castoe. Et le python birman est un modèle idéal pour tenter de répondre à cette question “car il est biologiquement tellement extrême”.Si les découvertes réalisées apportent un véritable éclairage sur le mécanisme de l’évolution au niveau moléculaire, elles pourraient aussi avoir des implications pour l’homme. En effet, on sait aujourd’hui que les gènes et plus particulièrement les mutations génétiques peuvent jouer un rôle crucial dans l’apparition de maladies. Aussi, “nous pouvons établir des liens entre des mutations génétiques et des effets physiologiques et éventuellement trouver un moyen d’arrêter ces mutations avant qu’elles ne provoquent une pathologie”, conclut David Pollock.Le 5 décembre 2013 à 18:25 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Douglas Costa is delighted after Juventus first win of 2019

first_imgIn their first match of 2019, Juventus continued their unbeaten run in the Italian Lega Serie A as they beat Bologna 2-0.And for Douglas Costa, this result means a lot, as they can focus on the start of the new year.“I’m delighted. It was important for us to play well in our first game back after the break,” the Brazilian told the Juventus’ official website.Romelu Lukaku, Inter MilanLukaku backed to beat Ronaldo in Serie A scoring charts Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Former Inter Milan star Andy van der Meyde is confident Romelu Lukaku will outscore Cristiano Ronaldo in this season’s Serie A.“It wasn’t an easy match and the pitch wasn’t in the best condition either but we stayed focused on the task and won in convincing fashion.”“It’s all about doing your bit for the team and that’s what I’m here for,” he commented.“Now we’ll prepare to face AC Milan in a hugely important match. The first piece of silverware is on the line and we must be fully focused.”last_img read more

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Local Japanlinked companies see no disruptions

first_imgClark County businesses with parent companies in Japan received reassuring news Friday from corporate offices, with no reports of injuries and mostly minor damage to offices or production plants. They expected no disruptions to local business or manufacturing operations. Two local businesses, Sharp Microelectronics of the Americas in Camas and SEH America in Vancouver, reported that employees traveling in Japan were unharmed by the devastating earthquake and tsunami. Both companies had about a half-dozen employees in Japan at the time of the record-breaking quake north of Tokyo. “As of this morning, everyone is accounted for and safe,” said John Marck, president of Sharp Microelectronics of the Americas. Marck said he’d received no first-person accounts but was closely following the news of the natural disaster.“It’s very severe,” he said. “The devastation and especially the loss of life is saddening.”While countless factories across Japan were closed for safety checks, spokesmen for local companies said they expected their companies’ facilities to reopen almost immediately. They were making contacts to find out whether sub-contractors would be able to continue supplying plants in Japan, but expected local production to continue even if they had to turn to contingency plans.Kokusai Semiconductor Equipment Corp., designer and manufacturer of thermal furnaces used in semiconductor plants, reported little or no damage to its office in Tokyo or production plant in Toyama, said Rob Bernardi, a company spokesman at its Vancouver site. Employees of the company, a subsidiary of Hitachi Kokusai Electric Inc., were sending e-mails from the company’s 11th-floor office during the quake, Bernardi said. “They were e-mailing us that it was a good shaker,” he said.last_img read more

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66 expect to work past 65

first_imgTwo-thirds (66%) of employees expect to have to work over the age of 65, according to a study by Portus Consulting.Its research, which is based on 1,080 responses from employees and 43 from recruitment consultants, also found that just over one in ten (11%) of employee respondents anticipate they will have to work beyond age 76, or will never retire.The survey also found:Around three-quarters (74%) of staff respondents feel they will have to work past the age of 65 because they do not feel they will have enough money to live on, whereas 13% believe it will be because they will have to provide financial support to their children, and 4% say they will be funding grandchildren.Half (50%) of employee respondents over the age of 65 who are still working are doing so because they do not have enough money to live on, while 22% are working to help children and 6% are still in jobs to help fund grandchildren.42% of worker respondents believe they will have adequate income during their retirement, yet just 7% are very confident and 10% are very unconfident they will.Around a quarter (26%) of employee respondents say they will work beyond 65 because they enjoy working and do not want to get bored if they stop.20% of recruitment consultant respondents believe 20% of the UK workforce will be aged 65-plus within five years.Steve Watson, commercial director at Portus Consulting, said: “The demographics of the UK workforce are changing rapidly and this has huge implications for employers in terms of the range of employee benefits they offer.“For example, an older workforce will want greater access to advice or guidance on how to use their pension savings while still at work, and it can also have huge implications for the provision of medical and critical insurance cover.”last_img read more

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Chris Hemsworth workout app wants to train you like Thor

first_img reading • Chris Hemsworth workout app wants to train you like Thor 1:06 1 14 Photos Now playing: Watch this: Tech essentials for fitness buffs Health and Wellness Tags Comment Review • ClassPass Live puts a studio workout on your TV ClassPass Live Aug 1 • National rollout of Burger King’s Impossible Whopper is here See Allcenter_img Health and Wellness Jul 23 • Apple Watch ECG vs. hospital EKG: Not the results I was expecting • Share your voice The Avengers: Infinity War star says in his post that the project has been in development for a number of years, and a global launch is planned for February.Centr says all of the experts in the app are hand-selected by either Hemsworth or his wife Elsa, which include workouts by his personal trainer Luke Zocchi, Special Ops trainer Joseph ‘Da Rulk’ Sakoda, Hollywood trainer Gunner Peterson and chef Dan Churchill.Rates for the Hemsworth-approved plan are currently $16 or AU$20 per month (roughly converting to £12), $37 or AU$48 for three months and $94 or AU$120 for a year.It’s worth noting that there’s a lot of competition in the workout app field. The ClassPass service now has ClassPass Live for home workouts, Fitbit has its own Fitbit Coach app and celebrity trainers like Jillian Michaels also have their own fitness subscriptions available. Aug 19 • The LavvieBot S litter box is the smartest place for your cats to poop Chris Hemsworth is launching a workout app, targeting all the muscles. Centr Thor actor Chris Hemsworth is jacked and we all know it. Now he’s sharing fitness tips in the form of an upcoming workout app.Hemsworth revealed the Centr fitness training app this week (h/t Engadget). For a subscription fee, it provides workouts for the home and the gym, along with recipes.Centr says the app provides advice curated by Hemsworth’s team of experts, and a trailer he put up on Instagram shows Hemsworth doing more workouts in a minute than I probably did in the past month.Read more: Peloton, Daily Burn and more: The best workout video apps Fitness equipment that’s clever enough for your smart home Jul 29 • Elvie’s wearable breast pump feels like breaking out of jail Marvel Thor Fitness Mobilelast_img read more

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2020 Hyundai Ioniq update brings sharper looks more EV range

first_img 2020 Hyundai Ioniq is available in many flavors Tags 2020 Ford Explorer Hybrid first drive: A new kind of Explorer More about 2019 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid Share your voice More From Roadshow 2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid review: Sip with subtlety 40 Photos Post a commentcenter_img Hyundai’s Ioniq is a unique beast in that its three variants cover the spectrum of electrification — hybrid, plug-in hybrid and pure EV. The lineup started rolling out in the 2017 model year, so Hyundai has revisited the model and given it a solid midcycle nip and tuck.Hyundai this week unveiled the refreshed 2020 Ioniq. While it’s only been announced for the European market thus far, it’s likely that Hyundai will soon unveil the same changes to the US model. We’ll have to wait just a bit longer for pricing and mileage estimates in US-specific figures.The biggest update can’t actually be seen. Instead, it has to do with the battery in the Ioniq Electric. It’s been given a major capacity boost, rising from 28 kilowatt-hours to 38.3 kWh. That extends the EV’s range to an internally estimated 182 miles (by European WLTP standards). The current 124-mile range of the Ioniq EV in the US should probably settle somewhere near 150 or 160 miles, but that’s just an estimate. It also features a faster 7.2-kilowatt charger (up from 6.6 kW on the current Ioniq) as standard equipment, which at a fast-charge station means an 80 percent charge in under an hour.Enlarge ImageFraternal triplets. Hyundai The exterior of all three models has been freshened up, too. The taillights and headlights are the same shape, but their interiors have been reconfigured, adding more notable LED elements, especially up front, where the running lights take on a clever vertical layout on higher trims. The bumpers have been tweaked, but they’re pretty close to what they were before. The general shape of the hatchback remains unchanged, though, offering a more sedan-like profile than the Kia Niro, which more closely resembles a crossover. The interior’s been given a once-over with some new design elements. The most obvious addition is a much larger screen, now measuring 10.25 inches, up from the 8-inch flagship screen on the current model. The HVAC controls have been redesigned, and the optional 7-inch display in the gauge cluster picks up some mood lighting, and there’s some additional blue ambient lighting under the dashboard and center console.In addition to the new screen, Hyundai threw a few other new bits of tech into the updated Ioniq. eCall automatically rings emergency assistance if the airbags are deployed or the roof-mounted call button is pushed. Opt for embedded navigation, and you’ll get a five-year subscription to weather, traffic, parking and charging information through the Blue Link infotainment system. Going back to that large screen for a minute, it’s capable of having two phones connected via Bluetooth simultaneously, so you can change who’s in charge of the music without having to disconnect one phone and connect another.On the safety front, standard equipment on the range includes automatic braking with pedestrian detection, lane-keep assist, automatic high beams and driver attention warning. Available reinforcements include adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go functionality, blind spot monitoring and a lane-following system that keeps the car in its lane in traffic.  2020 Kia Soul EV first drive: More style, more range, more fun 0 Hyundai Review • 2019 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid review: No-frills efficiency Hatchbacks Hybrids Electric Cars Hyundailast_img read more

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Govtdoctors extend support to IMAs fight against NMC bill

first_imgHyderabad: Government doctors part of Telangana Government Doctors Association held a protest at Niloufer hospital in the city to express support to bandh call given by IMA. Teaching faculty belonging to different cadre gathered in front of the new block and spoke about their reservations on the NMC bill. Similar protests are being held in state hospitals in various districts of the state.last_img

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