TSX advances on higher oil gold prices Dow Jones posts tripledigit increase

TORONTO — The Toronto stock market posted a solid advance Monday as sharply higher commodity prices boosted mining and energy stocks.The S&P/TSX composite index closed 74.03 points higher at 15,100.65 after being up more than 100 points most of the afternoon before giving back some of its gains late in the day.The loonie closed up 0.55 of a U.S. cent at 80.14 cents. The American dollar has weakened since the U.S. Labour Department reported last week that only 126,000 jobs were created in March, the first time in a year that fewer than 200,000 American jobs were added in a month.New York markets soared as traders reasoned that Friday’s dismal U.S. jobs report means that the Federal Reserve will be in no hurry to raise interest rates. Low rates are generally seen as a boon to markets.Traders were also encouraged by the U.S. Institute for Supply Management’s services index, even though it slipped to 56.5 in March from 56.9 in February. Any reading over 50 indicates expansion.The overall index was dragged down by a measure of sales, which fell last month. However, gauges of hiring and orders were both up, a sign that U.S. services firms may be expecting solid growth in the coming months and that recent signs of a weakening in the American economy may prove temporary.The Dow Jones industrial average rose 117.61 points to 17,880.85, the Nasdaq climbed 30.38 points to 4,917.32 and the S&P 500 was up 13.66 points at 2,080.62.John Stephenson, president and CEO of Stephenson & Co. Capital Management, said the anticipated findings of the ISM survey, Friday’s U.S. non-farm payrolls report and the likelihood that it will be months before the nuclear deal with Iran will see more oil coming onto the market were all “positive indicators that the market took very favourably.”Stephenson also noted that Saudi Arabia raised its benchmark price on oil shipments to Asia, its biggest market, on the weekend.“One of the issues that has hurt the crude complex is the fact that Saudi Arabia seemed to be willing to, at all costs, gain market share and obviously this (price increase) is a bit of an inflection in that thinking,” he said.On the commodity markets, the May crude contract closed up $3 at US$52.14 a barrel, while June gold bullion rose $17.70 to US$1,218.60 an ounce.The heavily weighted gold and energy sectors were the two leading gainers on the TSX.In economic news, the Bank of Canada’s quarterly sampling of business confidence said the sharp drop in oil prices in recent months — down more than 50 per cent from last summer — have dampened the confidence of companies when it comes to future sales growth, investment and hiring.But when it comes to the Toronto stock market, Stephenson said it pays to keep in mind the heavy weighting of oil and other commodities, the prices of which tend to move inversely with the value of the U.S. dollar.“So, the U.S. dollar is weakening against a basket of currencies so that’s one issue. And the other issue is just the fact that there is more uncertainty out there and gold has typically been a safe-haven investment that people flock to in times when they are uncertain.”The Canadian Press read more

Burglar lied about losing home in Grenfell to avoid jail then racked

Referring to the statement, Judge Robin Johnson described the public’s “horror” at such offending, adding: “I can hardly think of a fraud which would meet with greater revulsion.” Mr Power was a genuine Grenfell resident who died in the fire along with his three dogs, while his daughter Rebecca Ross escaped.She told police Peters had never lived with them.Peters appeared at Isleworth Crown Court on Thursday to plea guilty to one count of perverting the court of justice and two counts of fraud, relating the Grenfell. Peters will be sentenced on Friday.CPS prosecutor Kate Mulholland, said: “Derrick Peters lied about staying in Grenfell to benefit from aid and assistance meant for true survivors of the fire.”He then used the same lie to mislead a court and avoid a prison sentence, a serious offence in itself but which also allowed him to continue to defraud the taxpayer by claiming more accommodation.”Our prosecution was able to prove Peters’s calculated dishonesty leading to the guilty pleas.” Grenfell Tower in west LondonCredit:David Mirzoeff/PA Grenfell Tower in west London A burglar who lied about losing a friend and his possessions in the Grenfell Tower disaster stole jewellery while he was being put up in a taxpayer funded hotel with survivors, a court heard.Derrick Peters, 58, then continued to lie about the tragedy to the sentencing judge to avoid a jail term for breaking into a flat. He was shown leniency with a community order, and returned to the Park Grand hotel in west London, where he racked up a bill of £40,000.Peters, who has 40 convictions for 90 offences, including 24 for fraud and 73 for theft, was evicted when the council discovered he had no links to the tragedy.He told officials on June 28 last year he had been living with his friend Steve Power at the time of the deadly blaze, which left 72 people dead. 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. read more

Troops will not be deployed to the Irish border in the event

“The check points were there to tackle terrorism, says Mr Beattie, “and even then they didn’t work”.He believes intelligence-led work by the police, MI5, National Crime Agency and others is likely to increase in intensity, if not visibility.The threat from Dissident Republicans is currently graded by the PSNI as ‘severe’. The government gave permission for an extra 300 officers to be recruited as a one-off because of the uncertainty around Brexit, but no decisions have yet been made regarding infrastructure. The PSNI spokesman said: “It’s a political decision. Everyone’s watching with bated breath”.Security forces in Northern Ireland are still hunting for those responsible for the car bomb attack in Londonderry last weekend. Although no group has claimed responsibility it is thought the New IRA – formed from the largely defunked Real IRA and other disaffected Republicans – was responsible.    Doug Beattie, a member of the Stormont Assembly for the Ulster Unionist Party, says fixed infrastructure or a greater presence by the police or military in response to a no-deal Brexit will be eschewed in favour of more subtle solutions. Troops will not be deployed to the Irish border in the event of No Deal, police and security experts have said despite the Irish prime minster’s warnings to the contrary.Any fixed infrastructure or army presence located on the border of Northern Ireland is likely to be targeted by terrorists, and it is therefore inconceivable that such a measure would be authorised, sources told the Sunday Telegraph.The question of troops being deployed to the border was raised this week by Leo Varadkar, who said any custom posts might need “an army presence to back it up” and that he could not see how technology could act as a suitable substitute for physical checks at the border.Speaking  in Davos the Taoiseach said of technical solutions to border checks: “They don’t exist and nobody has been able to show them to me”.However, a spokesman for the  Police Service of Northern Ireland told the Telegraph: “You only have to look at history.”If something looks like a target it will be treated as such”.A former Special Branch Officer agreed that any police or soldiers based on the border would likely be shot at and subjected to bomb attacks: “Any infrastructure on the border will be a target, without a shadow of a doubt.” A mural on the wall of the republican party Saoiradh’s offices (linked to the New IRA) in the Bogside area of Londonderry, Jan 22, 2019.Credit:Alan Lewis-Photopress Belfast A mural on the wall of the republican party Saoiradh's offices (linked to the New IRA) in the Bogside area of Londonderry, Jan 22, 2019. 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. read more

Businessman on bail for causing death by dangerous driving charge

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedWest Bank businessman slapped with causing death chargeAugust 4, 2016In “Crime”Sanjay Persaud secures $500,000 bail after convicted by MagistrateOctober 14, 2015In “Crime”Businessman charged with causing death by dangerous drivingNovember 23, 2017In “Court” The 28-year-old businessman who is accused of driving his vehicle in a dangerous manner resulting in the death of a Perseverance, East Bank Demerara resident on December 10, 2018, was on Friday morning placed on $400,000 bail when he appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.Oscar Stull pleaded not guilty to the charge when it was read to him by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan.Stull was ordered to lodge his passport at the court and report to the Providence Police Station weekly.He is required to reappear in court on January 18, 2019.It was previously reported that the deceased, Quacy Lewis, who is a mechanic, was fixing the wheel of a motor vehicle along the side of the road when Stull’s vehicle allegedly slammed into him.He was pronounced dead shortly after. read more

Indonésie le bilan des coulées de boue salourdit

first_imgIndonésie : le bilan des coulées de boue s’alourditIndonésie – En début de semaine, des pluies diluviennes ont engendré des inondations et des coulées de boue dans la province de Papouasie occidentale. La catastrophe aurait fait 110 morts et des centaines de sinistrés, qui n’ont aujourd’hui plus rien.Dans le district de Teluk Wondama, une région montagneuse de Papouasie occidentale, les secours recherchent toujours 80 personnes disparues suite aux coulées de boue qui ont dévasté la région. Mais les opérations de sauvetage sont rendues extrêmement difficiles par l’absence d’équipements. “Nous avons des difficultés à rechercher et à évacuer les corps car nous manquons d’équipements lourds”, a expliqué à l’AFP un responsable de la province, Yappi Akwan.Il a également fait part de la situation des sinistrés qui manquent de tout, notamment à Wasior, une ville littorale où “les odeurs de corps en décomposition” font craindre à la population des épidémies. Sans nourriture ni eau potable, sans médecins ni logements temporaires, près de 11.000 personnes tentent de trouver refuge dans les villes voisines. Les autorités indonésiennes sont en alerte face aux mauvaises conditions météorologiques qui touchent actuellement l’archipel. Les précipitations ont énormément augmenté ces derniers mois, tandis que des températures anormalement élevées des eaux maritimes sont enregistrées. Des accidents climatiques qui, d’après les experts, sont dus à la déforestation sauvage qui engendre l’érosion de la couche arable des collines.Le 8 octobre 2010 à 15:02 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Deadline for SDSU faculty students to participate in Aztec identity survey

first_img Posted: March 7, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) — It’s one of those issues that brings out the extremists. On one side, those who celebrate the Aztec culture. On the other, those who claim SDSU is racist by using the Aztec name.“Personally I’m not offended. I’m Mexican and I think the Aztec name is a celebration of my culture,” SDSU student Carlos Cortez.Wednesday was the last day for students and faculty to participate in a survey about whether the university should keep the Aztec name and the Aztec Warrior mascot.“You know what, if you’re offended, so what,” said the man who played Monty Montezuma and later the modified Aztec Warrior, Carlos Gutierrez. “I’m am an Aztec for life, I’m proud of my culture and I’m tired of all this politically correct crap.”Along with Wednesday’s vote with students and faculty, the alumni association is also casting a ballot.Alumni have threatened to stop donations and fight the expansion for SDSU West if the University changes the name.“The bigger thing is SDSU West. When alumni are called to help we will not answer if they change the name or the mascot,” Gutierrez said.Along with these ballots, there is also the “secret committee.” A group of 17 people hand-picked by the university to study and advise. Although this is a public university and this is a very public issue, this panel remains secret for some reason.The loudest voice in favor of getting rid of the Aztec identity is former professor Ozzie Monge. He’s been leading the small minority of followers who think the university and the Aztec name is racist.Ironically, this same professor has been kicked off campus, for making a series of racist remarks to a white student in his class.Another twist, the interim president is supposed to make the final decision, before she walks out the door on May 31. Sally Roush was appointed to temporarily fill the seat left behind by Elliot Hirshman.She’s essentially a temporary placeholder, in a position to make a permanent and lasting decision that could change everything at SDSU.The new University President is supposed to take office at the end of June. She has not yet, publicly, chimed in. Categories: Local San Diego News Tags: Aztec Warrior, Monty Montezuma, San Diego State University FacebookTwitter March 7, 2018 Dan Plante, center_img Updated: 11:10 PM Dan Plante Deadline for SDSU faculty & students to participate in Aztec identity surveylast_img read more

Officials warn not to light the fuse too early

first_imgFireworks go on sale at noon on June 28, but safety warnings and reminders that jurisdictions have different rules about when it’s OK to set off fireworks are out.In unincorporated Clark County, Amboy and Yacolt:Noon to 11 p.m. June 289 a.m. to 11 p.m. June 29 through July 39 a.m. to midnight July 4In Vancouver:9 a.m. to 11 p.m. July 1 through July 39 a.m. to midnight July 4In Washougal:9 a.m. to midnight July 4In Camas and Battle Ground:Noon to 11 p.m. June 289 a.m. to 11 p.m. June 29 through July 39 a.m. to midnight July 49 a.m. to 11 p.m. July 5In Ridgefield:Noon to 11 p.m. June 289 a.m. to 11 p.m. June 29 through July 39 a.m. to midnight July 49 a.m. to 9 p.m. July 5In La Center:10 a.m. to 10 p.m. June 29 through July 310 a.m. to 11 p.m. July 4Read more about Vancouver’s new rules at http://www.cityofvancouver.us/4thofJuly.asp.Want to give the Clark County Fire Marshal’s Office a heads-up on potential problems? Call (360) 397-2186.To report illegal fireworks use at night, call 911.New this year, residents within Vancouver city limits cannot set fireworks off until July 1. The city council voted to shorten the fireworks season to four days, and Acting Fire Marshal Heidi Scarpelli said the city has been doing its best to educate residents by distributing letters to neighborhood associations, running a spot on CVTC and updating the city’s website. Closer to the start of the season, there will be four electronic flashing signs at key entry points into the city reminding people to hold off until July 1.The city bought 50,000 fliers to be distributed at fireworks stands. “We’ve made a huge effort education-wise to let folks know that it’s different this year,” Scarpelli said.Another change to be aware of is that in unincorporated Clark County and the towns of Amboy and Yacolt, fireworks cannot be discharged on July 5. Only the cities of Camas, Battle Ground and Ridgefield still allow fireworks on July 5.Washougal, in response to complaints from residents, has the county’s tightest restrictions, as it only allows fireworks to be set off on July 4.Clark County Fire Marshal Jon Dunaway said he knows the different rules make it confusing. He said he approached county commissioners last year about trying to get countywide rules, but commissioners didn’t think it was necessary.last_img read more

Enter to win a Marvelous prize package

first_img Share your voice Now playing: Watch this: 2 Culture Powerful women of the Marvel universe Comments Ashley Eckstein modeling a Captain Marvel-inspired jacket by Her Universe. Her Universe We’re celebrating the release of Captain Marvel by joining forces with GameSpot and Her Universe so three lucky winners can get great Marvel swag. Here are the prizes: The grand prize package includes one Captain Marvel star faux leather jacket (pictured above), one Her Universe gift certificate worth $100, one Marvel Rising Secret Warriors action figure of Daisy Johnson (Marvel’s Quake), one Marvel Legends Series 6-inch figure of Typhoid Mary, one SDCC exclusive set of the action figures Marvel Legends Series Defenders Rail Authority and one more SDCC exclusive of Marvel Legends Series Red Skull Figure and Electronic Tesseract. The first runner up includes a Funko Pop of Nakia from Black Panther and a $75 gift certificate to Her Universe. The second runner up will get a $50 gift certificate to Her Universe. 3:04center_img Becoming a Marvel woman through cosplay, and getting paid for it To enter for a chance to be one of the winners you have to fill out the form below, after reading our rules and accepting our terms and conditions. Once you’ve completed the form you have the option of completing additional actions, such as following us across social media, to get extra entries that will increase your chances of winning. Remember to check out our review of Captain Marvel, check out our poll, you can’t miss the Her Universe collection inspired by Captain Marvel and please hit the comment section to tell me who’s your favorite female character of the Marvel Universe — comics included! Good luck, everyone. Tags CNET Giveaway 15 Photos Women of Marvel Captain Marvel Marvellast_img read more

California may allow partiallyrepaired VW diesels to remain on road

first_imgCalifornia may allow partially-repaired Volkswagen diesel cars implicated in the company’s emissions scandal to continue operating on its roads because a full fix may not be possible, the state’s air regulator said at a legislative hearing on Tuesday.California is home to more than 82,000 Volkswagen cars equipped with “defeat devices” that allow the cars to pass laboratory emissions tests despite exceeding federal standards by up to 40 times when they are driven on roads.”Our goal has been to fix the vehicles and return them to their certified configuration as expeditiously as possible,” said Todd Sax, chief of the California Air Resources Board enforcement division. “Unfortunately, this may not be possible.”He said he does not believe there is a fix available that would allow the cars to comply with either the emissions standards or the on board diagnostic requirements.”We will have to decide what the best approach is to dealing with these vehicles, and one of the options potentially would be to accept something less than a full fix,” he said.That could be good news for the embattled company, which could potentially avoid a costly buyback of its older car models while it tries to negotiate a settlement with the state.Sax said if the option was taken up, Volkswagen would need to pay to mitigate the harm caused by allowing the vehicles to continue to operate on the road.He stressed that no decision has yet been made and said discussions with Volkswagen are ongoing.Sax said he is hopeful that Volkswagen would be willing to settle the case, but said the state is willing litigate if a settlement is not reached.Volkswagen declined to participate in Tuesday’s hearing.State Senator Jim Beall said allowing partially-repaired cars to continue driving on California roads raised several “moral dilemmas.”He said he was concerned that Volkswagen may resell cars that it buys back from California customers into other, less regulated markets.He also questioned whether it was fair to California consumers that the value of their diesel cars has fallen sharply while any financial relief could still be a long ways off.”The moral dilemma will hang over this as long as we don’t have a solution,” he said. “It will not bode well for the state of California or Volkswagen at all if this drags out because as it drags out, people will be harmed further.”last_img read more

Govt must hold parliamentary polls under neutral govt BNP

first_imgKhandaker Mosharraf HossainThe Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) senior leader Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain on Sunday said their party will take to the streets to force the government accept their demands for the next polls to be held under a neutral administration, if it does not reach an understanding in this connection.“We will surely join the 11th parliamentary polls, but not under Sheikh Hasina. Our leader (Khaleda Zia) will unveil the election-time neutral government’s formula at a suitable time and then we’ll go to the people and also assess the government’s attitude,” Khandaker Mosharraf said.Speaking at a discussion meeting, the BNP leader further said, “We believe the people will take to the streets to establish their rights. We’ll be there with the people and participate in the election, to restore their voting rights.”BNP organised the programme at Dhaka Reporters Unity (DRU), marking the 41st death anniversary of the national leader Maulana Abdul Hamid Khan Bhasani, reports news agency UNB.Mosharraf, a BNP standing committee member, further said Awami League will not be able to hang onto power further by deceiving the people through another one-sided election like that of 5 January 2014.He urged BNP leaders and activists to get ready to take to the streets to force the government to hold the election under a neutral administration.About the upcoming Rangpur city polls, the BNP leader said their party will join the election to observe the attitude of the government and the Election Commission (EC).“The schedule for the Rangpur city polls has been announced. BNP will observe the polls attentively as it won’t be a test for political parties this time, but for the election commission and the government.”Mosharraf also recalled the eventful political life of Maulana Abdul Hamid Khan Bhasani and his immense contribution to the nation.last_img read more

Student protests spill across Dhaka neighbourhood

first_imgA group of students agitate at SAARC Fountain intersection protesting at the death of their two fellows on Wednesday. Photo: Faruk Wasif/Prothom AloAngry student protesters blocked Dhaka city’s major intersections for the fourth day Wednesday, disrupting traffic movement in and around the capital city.Students from different schools and colleges took to the streets demanding punishment of the driver responsible for Sunday’s road crash that killed two college students and resignation of shipping minister Shahjahan Khan for his comments on the accident.The protesters blocked Farmgate, Science Laboratory, New Market, Green Road-Panthapath, Banasree, Rampura, Matuail, Jatrabari, Babu Bazar Bridge, Bhatara, Khilkhet, Kabi Nazrul Government College road, Tongi, House Building road in Uttara, and Mirpur road in the morning.According to UNB, , students from around 20 colleges, including Sheikh Borhanuddin College, Dhaka College, Ideal College, and Commerce College, took position at Shahbagh intersection at noon demanding capital punishment of the driver and helpers of the killer bus and resignation of the shipping minister.Students of Dhaka University and Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (Buet) joined the protests and expressed their solidarity with their demands.Students of Viqarunnisa Noon School and College, Siddeshwari Girls’ School and College and Habibullah Bahar College took to the streets with placards and took position at Shantinagar intersection around 1pm. They chanted different slogans demanding punishment of the driver responsible and left the place around 3pm.Witnesses said a group of students of different colleges blocked the House Building road in the city’s Uttara area in the morning, disrupting traffic movement.Another group of students put up barricade on Mirpur road, halting traffic from Mirpur-10 to Mirpur-1 areas. They also vandalised some 20 vehicles passing through the area.The agitated students torched and vandalised a staff bus of Biman Bangladesh Airlines near Kurmitola Golf Club.Meanwhile, commuters in different parts of the city are facing serious troubles in reaching their destinations as public transports went off the streets apprehending agitations by students and BRTA drive against underage drivers and drivers without licences in mass transports.People were seen waiting on the roads for long for public transports. Office-goers and school students, particularly women and girls, suffered most to reach their destinations in time.However, some BRTC buses were seen plying the city roads.UNB’s Gazipur correspondent reports: Students of EH Arif College put up barricades at Konabari on Dhaka-Tangail highway at 10 am, halting vehicular movement.Besides, students of different schools and colleges took position and staged demonstrations in College Gate area on Dhaka-Mymensingh highway demanding safety on roads.UNB Narayanganj correspondent adds: Transport owners stopped operating busses from Signboard areas fearing vandalism, causing sufferings to commuters.Witnesses said a number of busses were found stationary at a point in Signboard area.In Chittagong, students from different schools and colleges on Wednesday blocked the road near Kazirdewri area demanding punishment of those responsible for the death of the two students.Several hundred students of different institutions gathered in the area and brought out a procession that paraded Kazirdewri and Jamalkhan areas.Officer-in-charge of Kotwali police station Md Mohsin said the students left the place at noon.UNB Sylhet correspondent reports: students of Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST) formed a human chain protesting Sunday’s death of the two students.In the morning, the general students of the university formed the human chain in front of its Central Library on the campus.They also demanded resignation of the shipping minister.On Tuesday, the government asked the Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) and Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) to take legal actions as per law against the underage drivers and drivers without licences in mass transports,On Sunday, Diya Khanam Mim and Abdul Karim Rajib, students of the college section of ShaheedRamizUddin School and College, were killed as a ‘Jabal-e-Noor Paribahan’ bus ploughed through some students in front of Kurmitola General Hospital on Airport Road.Angered by the incident, students went on a rampage vandalising whatever buses they found before them.They also blocked the Airport Road for five hours on Monday, creating huge tailbacks on many city roads.They blocked intersections in Farmgate, Mirpur, ECB Chattar, Kakrail, Shantinagar and Motijheel areas on Tuesday morning while in Uttara and Badda in the afternoon, bringing the vehicular movement to a grinding halt in the areas.last_img read more

Hotlines for Bangladeshi victims in Mediterranean boat capsize

first_imgSurvivors of a boat carrying migrants that sunk in the Mediterranean during the night of 9 and 10 May, gather at a shelter in the Tunisian coastal city of Zarzis on 11 May 2019. Photo: AFPBangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS) has opened hotline numbers to establish contact with family members of the victims and survivors of Friday’s boat capsize in the Mediterranean Sea while attempting to reach Europe from Libya, reports UNB.The hotline numbers are 88-02-49354246 and 01811458521, said the BDRCS on Sunday.BDRCS’ Restoring Family Links (RFL) wing director Imam Zafar Sikder said they are in constant touch with Tunisia Red Cross Society, Bangladesh Embassy in Tripoli and Foreign Ministry here to get update on the matter.Around 75 migrants had left Libya’s Zouara on the boat and a total of 37 Bangladeshis among others feared dead in the boat capsize in the Mediterranean Sea.While briefing reporters at his office on Sunday, foreign minister AK Abdul Momen said “30-35” Bangladesh nationals might have died in the boat capsize as 14 Bangladeshis have already been rescued among 51 them.Friday’s accident was dubbed the “deadliest migrant boat sinking since January” by the International Organization for Migration.last_img read more

Read classic computer and game magazines on the Internet Archive

first_imgRead classic computer and game magazines on the Internet Archive by Martin Brinkmann on January 27, 2017 in Internet – 12 commentsThe Internet Archive site never ceases to amaze me. From the excellent Wayback Machine service to view archived pages of websites, over movie and video offerings, to ebooks, images, and plenty of games for Amiga, DOS, and all sorts of other devices.Part of the site’s vast collection of texts and ebooks are archived copies of classic computer and game magazines that you can read online, or download to your computer.I read some of those magazines as a kid, and enjoyed them very much back. Since this was before the days the Internet took off, magazines were one of the main sources for information on new computer hardware, games, and tips and tricks.Computer Magazine ArchiveOne of the main entry points is the Computer Magazines Archive on the site. It contains more than 18600 copies of classic computer magazines. Most are in English, but you will find German and other languages as well if you search long enough.You find magazines for the Commodore Amiga there, C-64, PC, Sinclair, and many others. A click on one of the supported magazines opens the list of releases that are available. Each is listed with its name, sometimes volume and number.Filters are available to display results by year, type, topic, or to search the collection of magazines instead.A click on a magazine opens its first page in a reader area on the screen. You can read the magazine online right away there, and even use search the content of the magazine, or use the download options to download it in one of the available formats. This includes usually PDF, EPUB, and plain text.The Computer Magazines Archive lists mostly computer magazines. Some game related magazines are listed there as well, but the bulk of magazines is about computers, hardware and technology.Selection of magazines64’er MagazineAmiga Format MagazineAmstrad Action MagazineByte MagazineCompute! MagazineCreative Computing MagazineZZap!64 MagazineThe Game and Gamer Magazines ArchiveThe Game and Gamer Magazines archive on the other hand features game related magazines only. You find magazines for home computers, PC, but also classic consoles in all kinds of languages.The archive uses the same design and layout as the computer magazines archive. You can filter magazines by language and other parameters, use search, and read any of the magazines online, or download them to your local device instead for offline viewing.Selection of magazines:Computer and Video Games Magazine CVGElectronic Games MagazineElectronic Gaming MonthlyGamePro MagazineOfficial Sega Saturn MagazineOfficial XBOX MagazineClosing WordsWhile many may read them to relive the fascination they provided in their past, others may find them useful even today. If you play classic computer games for instance, you may find useful information listed in those magazines as many came out during that time.The same applies if you like to tinker with classic computer systems. If you still have an Amiga or C-64 around, or any other classic home computer, then you may find some of the magazines quite useful as they offer tips, tricks and information.You find other magazines, e.g. newspapers, glamour magazines and the like on the Archive website as well. The main starting point for them all is the Magazine Rack on the site.Now You: What was your favorite magazine back in the good old days?SummaryArticle NameRead classic computer and game magazines on the Internet ArchiveDescriptionThe Internet Archive stores thousands of classic computer and gaming related magazines in its archive that you can read online, or download.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

PEOPLE TRAVELSAVERS names Fiona Kosmin Director of New Business Development

first_img[PEOPLE] TRAVELSAVERS names Fiona Kosmin Director of New Business Development Thursday, June 8, 2017 Share Tags: People, TRAVELSAVERS Fiona KosminTORONTO — TRAVELSAVERS continues to grow in Canada and is adding to its Canadian team with the appointment of Fiona Kosmin as Director of New Business Development, based in Toronto. In her role Kosmin will be responsible for bringing on new accounts and assisting TRAVELSAVERS with achieving its goals for further growth in Canada.Kosmin has extensive industry experience with a decade at TRAVELSAVERS, Carnival Cruise Lines and in England working with travel distribution and technology solutions.“We delighted to welcome Fiona back to the TRAVELSAVERS team. TRAVELSAVERS Canada has seen tremendous growth recently and having Fiona join us at this time will provide us with the opportunity to attract even more new agencies,” said Kathryn Mazza-Burney, Executive Vice President Sales, TRAVELSAVERS.Kosmin added, “I am thrilled to return to TRAVELSAVERS Canada to build new partnerships with great travel agencies, and I continue to be impressed with the programs and services available in helping travel agencies improve their business.”center_img Posted by << Previous PostNext Post >> Travelweek Group last_img read more

SITA wins prestigious award for biometric boarding technology

first_imgSITA wins prestigious award for biometric boarding technologySITA wins prestigious award for biometric boarding technologySITA has won the respected Aviation Technology Achievement at Air Transport World’s 2018 Annual Airline Industry Achievement Awards. The award was given for SITA’s work with JetBlue and the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to deliver a new secure, paperless and deviceless self-boarding process, using biometric technology.This was the world’s first biometric boarding system using just a facial scan to board passengers while also completing the US customs and border exit checks. Working with JetBlue and the CBP, at Boston’s Logan International Airport, SITA demonstrated that biometric technology can reduce friction points in the airport experience including at boarding, where integrating checks with government systems is one of the hardest challenges to solve. The technology eliminates any boarding pass scanning and passport checks. Passengers just need to simply look into the camera for a quick photo and they are on their way. The integration of the airline and government systems by SITA showed how passengers can enjoy a seamless experience, while demonstrating how airlines and government border agencies can work together to enhance security.Barbara Dalibard, CEO of SITA, said: “Our vision is to make air travel easy, for airlines, airports and, ultimately, for passengers.  Integrating biometrics with the industry’s existing infrastructure, IT systems and processes, along with multiple security and border control systems, can be complex but it delivers a remarkably simple solution. Our work with JetBlue and the US CBP shows how SITA delivers secure and seamless travel to the industry today.“The ATW Airline Industry Achievement Awards recognize excellence in the air transport industry, looking in particular at outstanding performance, innovation, and superior service. I am very proud that the innovative work of the SITA team has won this award and would like to thank our partners, in particular JetBlue, for recognizing our expertise to develop this technology for them.”The ATW Awards will be presented at The Mansion House in Dublin, Ireland on 27 March 2018.Source = SITAlast_img read more

UK MS and Ocados £750M JV to transform

first_img U.K.: M&S and Ocado’s £750M JV to “transform … You might also be interested in U.S.: Kroger subsidiary ditches single-use plastic … Right now, the PACA Trust is a “virtual” trust. It means that, in law, the funds derived from selling covered items, notably fruits and vegetables, are reserved for the vendors, such as farmers or wholesalers that sell the products.Retailers don’t like this because it weakens their credit ratings since other vendors may not have access to these funds in the event of bankruptcy or other failure to pay.But to firms such as Kroger, for whom insolvency is unlikely, it is a small inconvenience as Kroger has full use of the funds.The most likely legislative fix would be to transform the PACA Trust from a virtual one, where Kroger has full use of the funds, to an actual one. In this format, Kroger would be required to put all the proceeds of its PACA-covered sales into an actual trust fund, and Kroger would be denied use of any of this cash until the produce vendors are paid.This would be much worse for Kroger… so much so that Kroger should seriously reconsider whether it even wants to face this battle.One can imagine the Congressional hearings already. Top Kroger executives, such as CEO Rodney McMullen, sitting in suits defending their multi-million-dollar pay packages and disproportion between the CEO and most employees:McMullen’s total compensation dipped 2 percent in 2017 and fell barely under the $10 million mark at $9.94 million, according to Cincinnati-based Kroger’s (NYSE: KR) newly released proxy statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. He received nearly $10.2 million in 2016.Despite the reduction, McMullen’s pay is vastly higher than the company’s average worker, a ratio that public companies are required to report for the first time this year. McMullen made 547 times the median pay of $21,075 for a Kroger employee, according to Kroger’s filing. They will be speaking to irate representatives and senators who intended to protect farmers and wholesalers and will not take kindly to the idea that Kroger has used its market power to compel these people to exempt themselves from the laws put in to protect them.After Kroger executives testify, putting everyone to sleep with cash flow metrics, some apple grower from the Upper Midwest will come up to testify about his child not being able to get the medicine he needed because Kroger wouldn’t release the funds. Some California fruit grower will tell of his grandfather crossing the country, planting an orchard, and the family finally losing the farm because they couldn’t pay the mortgage since Kroger was holding the money.Kroger has made a terrible mistake, and if it does not recant, it will have released forces that it won’t be able to control.One disturbing thing about the Kroger letter is that it doesn’t seem to allow any exemption for pre-existing contracts. It just says this new policy starts Aug. 1 for both new and existing business. It is, of course, a free country, and Kroger — or any buyer — in the end has the right to decide the terms on which it will buy things, and vendors have the right to decide the terms on which they will sell things.But to apply a rule like this to pre-existing contracts goes far beyond a buyer asserting its policies; it is a sign of a top executive management team that is prepared to behave unethically to further its goals.Here is the funny part, though…. Applying this policy to produce almost guarantees that Kroger will pay more, not less, for fruits and vegetables. It almost guarantees that Kroger will not get the best quality. It almost guarantees that Kroger will find produce is unavailable when supplies are tight, so it will have more out-of-stocks, etc.Produce is not like Pampers. It doesn’t roll off a factory in uniform quality, in required quantities, at a fixed price.When Kroger imposes a 90-day pay period, it will find that many vendors can’t or won’t supply Kroger. This restricts the supply chain. Instead of being able to have 10 firms bidding, it will have five – and that will produce less competition for the Kroger business and thus higher prices.Also Kroger will be a less desirable customer, so if a firm has a particularly good deal to offer, it won’t call Kroger first. And when the hurricane hits and everyone has to be cut back, growers will supply Wegmans, Schnuck’s and Fresh Direct and Aldi and Lidl at 80% of their order and clip Kroger back to 20%.There is no particular indication that Kroger took any of this into consideration when adopting this rule. It smells like an accountant looking at a spread sheet saying, “Wow, we can have this much more cash, forever, if we pay everyone slower.”There is no indication that anyone who worked on this actually knows anything about produce. Kroger can make any rules it wants but, in the end, Kroger will pay for its folly a thousand ways.The truth is that Kroger has it almost entirely backwards. There is no company in produce like a P&G or Nestle, so there are few companies in the produce industry that can raise money cheaper than Kroger.Carrying inventory is a supply chain cost. In the end, it must be reflected in the price of the product. When Kroger shifts this cost from itself to some radish grower in Ohio, it is increasing supply chain costs, not decreasing them.So, in the end, this policy will make Kroger less competitive.It would be smarter for Kroger to commit to paying for produce in 10 days. Then, the company would be the preferred buyer and it would gain preferential access to inventory and the best quality. It would drive costs out of the supply chain by allowing the one with access to cheap capital to carry the inventory, and it would expand the number of vendors seeking to do business with Kroger, thus reducing prices.It is terrible if a big buyer uses its market power to hurt small suppliers, but it is even worse when it does it not realizing that it will only hurt itself more.www.freshfruitportal.com U.S.: Kroger, Ocado break ground on second high-te … June 28 , 2018 From the pages of Jim Prevor’s Perishable PunditThe Kroger Company recently sent a letter to its vendors. The gist of the letter is that Kroger is adopting standard payment term of 90 days, though there is an option to be paid in 10 days at a discount of, currently, less than 0.72%. Here is the text of the letter:Dear Valued Supplier,I’m writing to inform you that as of August 1, 2018, The Kroger Co. will standardize its payment terms to Net 90 across all aspects of our business effective immediately.We are making this change to (a) smooth our cash conversion cycle, (b) more efficiently manage our working capital in order to re-invest in our business, and (c) harmonize our terms with industry peers.We appreciate our Supplier’s support in honoring our new payment terms for both existing and forthcoming business — a key to our growth, competitiveness, and mutual success in today’s environment.In the meantime, please ensure that we do recognize it involves a modest extension of the average time Kroger will pay invoices. As such, we are partnering with Citibank, a core relationship bank of Kroger, to provide suppliers the option of receiving full payment on invoices before they are due, at a very small discount based on our strong credit profile. In many cases, the early payment option will save suppliers money in lieu of financing Kroger receivables through other means of capital.The early payment option may reduce Days Sales Outstanding (DSO) and enable you to take advantage of:• Early visibility of payment date, amount, invoice details and deductions or credit memos• Payment within one day of Kroger invoice approval (10 days on average)• A very competitive discount rate. For example, the discount rate of a $1MM invoice paid on Day 10 would be less than 0.72%To learn more about the early payment option, you may contact Citi or Kroger at:Michelle YuVice President, CitibankDirect: 212-816-9275Email address: csfacquisition.kroger@citi.comMatt HodgeThe Kroger Co.Direct: 513-762-4501Email address: Matthew.Hodge@Kroger.comUse of the early payment tool is optional, and intended to help our long-term business partners with the migration to our new standard payment terms, which are not considered optional to Kroger.We appreciate your support and hope that you will find our efforts mutually beneficial.Sincerely,Robert ClarkSr. Vice President, MerchandisingThe Kroger Co.Carin FikeVice President & TreasurerThe Kroger Co.Todd FoleyVice President, Finance & ControllerThe Kroger Co.Mark PurtilarVice President, Enterprise SourcingThe Kroger Co.The production and vendor side of the produce industry is in an uproar, partly because these vendors don’t want to extend 90-days’ credit, partly because they don’t want to, in effect, factor their invoices and take a discount, and partly because the conditions of the PACA Trust — which serve to increase the odds that produce industry vendors will be repaid in the event of Kroger’s insolvency — preclude produce vendors from extending terms beyond 30 days.So produce firms that accept Kroger’s terms will not only be squeezing their cash flow but, quite possibly, put their whole business at risk.The concern being whispered amongst the produce supply chain is that if produce firms accept 90-day payment from Kroger, surely every supermarket in America will soon impose the same terms. In effect, this would repeal the PACA Trust when selling to large retailers.There is a bit of a bad smell to this, as FMI, the supermarket industry association, fought long and hard back in 1995 to repeal the PACA Trust in Congress and failed. So to repeal it just for big supermarkets with great market power is unsettling. Indeed, if Kroger insists on shoving this down the throats of its produce vendors, one can anticipate there will be a powerful effort to find a legislative solution that Kroger won’t like very much.last_img read more

Go back to the enewsletter Explorer cruise line H

first_imgGo back to the e-newsletterExplorer cruise line Hurtigruten’s newest vessel was christened in daylight late at night in spectacular Lofoten, north of the Polar Circle on the coast of Northern Norway.The christening event featured thousands of people in the town square at Svolvaer, a former fishing village and today one of the most spectacular adventure travel destinations in the world and truly one of the highlights of the Hurtigruten Norwegian coastal voyages.“Adventure travel is one the fastest growing global tourism mega trends and Lofoten offers everything the new adventure traveller seeks: spectacular scenery, authenticity, a unique history and atmosphere, and access to active nature-based experiences. Svolvaer in many respects mirrors the modern Hurtigruten, being a world leading provider of explorer cruises with activity, learning and sustainability in the core”, said Hurtigruten CEO Daniel Skjeldam.The new explorer ship is named MS Spitsbergen, after the largest island in the Svalbard Archipelago. This very northernmost part of Norway, next to the North Pole, is also where Hurtigruten founder Richard With first started explorer tourism in the Arctic in 1896.Polar pioneer, mountaineer godmotherCecilie Skog was the godmother to smash the champagne bottle in the ship’s side and officially christen MS Spitsbergen. Skog is one of the most merited contemporary Norwegian explorers, with numerous impressive achievements including expeditions to the North Pole, the South Pole, Mount Everest, Antarctica and Greenland. She has also climbed the ‘Seven Summits’ to stand on top of the highest mountain on each of the earth’s seven continents.Arctic adventure awaitsAfter a first season in Norway, MS Spitsbergen will alternate between the Norwegian coast and polar expeditions. Already from 2017, guests can sail with her to Greenland, to Iceland, to the Faroe and Shetland Islands, as well as to Arctic Canada. Among the many exceptional landings in Canada is L’Anse aux Meadows, a UNESCO World Heritage site where the first Vikings settlements were discovered in 1960.“Archaeological findings suggest this is the place where pioneer explorer Leiv Eriksson went ashore and named it Vinland. Coming here and to the other historic sites with MS Spitsbergen, more than a 1000 years later, resonates with our Viking spirit and Hurtigruten’s pioneering ambitions”, says Skjeldam.Go back to the e-newsletterlast_img read more

Go back to the enewsletter Fours Seasons Hotels

first_imgGo back to the enewsletterFours Seasons Hotels & Resorts has welcomed the addition of two new properties in the top half of North America, with the debut of Four Seasons Hotel One Dalton Street, Boston this week and Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences Montreal this month.Located in the Back Bay district, the new build 215 room and suite Four Seasons Hotel One Dalton Street, Boston skyscraper is the second location in the city, joining the long-standing Four Seasons Hotel Boston. At 220 metres tall, the 61-storey structure is the third tallest building in Boston.The property features an entire level dedicated to health and wellbeing. The Wellness Floor at One Dalton is home to a pool, workout areas and the Spa.Across the border to the north, Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences Montreal has also opened.Its 169 guest rooms and suites are designed in a modern, residential style. The Carré Doré rooms are located on the atrium floors, giving guests the opportunity to admire Pascale Girardin’s grandiose art installation. In Four Seasons Executive Suites, guests can separate the lounge area from the sleeping area. The elegant, two-bedroom Presidential Suite on the top floor features a full-size dining table and butler’s pantry with a separate entrance that is ideal for entertaining.“Four Seasons Hotel Montreal is an important and prestigious addition to the destination that elevates Montreal and sets it apart as a world-class city. Plus, we are counting on this hotel to add to our value proposition on the luxury market,” says President of Tourisme Montreal, Yves Lalumière.Lead image: Four Seasons Hotel One Dalton Street, BostonGo back to the enewsletterlast_img read more

Anastasiades likely to discuss his new ideas at national council

first_imgPresident Nicos Anastasiades will probably supply members of the national council with documents relating to the powers of the central government tabled during reunification negotiations, CNA has learned.A source told CNA that ahead of Tuesday’s meeting, Anastasiades is prepared to discuss his ideas on decentralised federation as a form of solution, without however having a final proposal to submit.It also noted that the president will have copies of a number of documents related to the issue of the powers of the central government that were put forward during the negotiations on the Cyprus problem.Furthermore, it said the national council meeting will also discuss the UN secretary-general’s report on his good offices mission.Tuesday’s meeting is a follow-up of a national council meeting that took place on October 8.Political parties which have not yet expressed their positions will do so on Tuesday.As regards the forthcoming meeting between Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci, scheduled for October 26, the same source said the president’s aim is to find out whether Akinci is ready to re-engage, while Akinci wants to discuss about the opening of the two new crossing points, in Dherynia and Lefka.The source said that President Anastasiades considers that the two leaders have nothing to discuss about this issue and that the Greek Cypriot side’s position is that once what has been agreed is implemented by the other side then they will be able to proceed with the opening of the crossing points. You May LikeUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementAdd This One Thing To Your Dog’s Food To Help Them Be HealthierUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementUndoAngels And EntrepreneursRobert Herjavec Announce Venture Could Make You RichAngels And EntrepreneursUndoEditorChoice.comIf You Have Any Of These 20 Toys Around, You Just Became RichEditorChoice.comUndo Turkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more