Remote ISO Launcher

first_imgEver want to remotely boot an ISO image on your vPro machine but find it’s cumbersome to load up a management console? Do you day dream of launching a simple application entering your machine’s name and clicking boot? Wish that it would support Fast Call for Help, TLS and have a vt100 terminal built in? Do you wish you could embed commands into your ISO image that would communicate back to the application and generate menus or get user input?Meet the Remote ISO Launcher! I’ve written an application that does just that! You can download the binaries from here: wait! There’s more! The source code is also included at no extra cost!Try it out and leave feedback.Thanks–Richard(Legal disclaimer: By downloading the source code you agree not to mock my code. Bugs or feature enhancements welcome. Just no mocking )last_img read more

How many tree species are there? More than you can shake a stick at, new database reveals

first_img By Katherine KorneiApr. 17, 2017 , 3:45 PM How many tree species are there? More than you can shake a stick at, new database reveals You’ve probably heard of an oak tree (like the one shown here), but have you ever heard of a jabuticaba or boojum tree? Trees are important for timber, food, and medicine, but getting a handle on the world’s thousands of tree species is a tough task. Up until this year, there’s been no complete census. Now, researchers have published the first global database of tree species and their geographical ranges, a “huge scientific effort,” the team reports in the Journal of Sustainable Forestry. The scientists compiled the searchable online archive, which includes over 60,000 tree species, using data from a variety of sources such as museums, botanical gardens, and agricultural institutions. They found that Brazil, Colombia, and Indonesia were the countries with the most tree species—each is home to at least 5000. And nearly 60% of the world’s trees are native to just one country, the team noted. This database, which will be continuously updated, should allow researchers, policymakers, and the public to better monitor tree diversity and efforts to conserve specific species in forests, the scientists suggest. It will also form the basis of the Global Tree Assessment, an effort to document the conservation status of each tree species before the end of the decade. Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)last_img read more

Virat Kohli reminisces his early career as DDCA unveils a stand in his name

first_imgAdvertisementThe Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) unveiled the Virat Kohli pavilion in their annual awards function and the Indian skipper couldn’t help but reminisce about his early days at the stadium. The DDCA also renamed the iconic Feroz Shah Kotla as Arun Jaitley Stadium in a homage towards the late politician and sports-administrator at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on Thursday.“Never thought I would be honoured at such a grand scale. Don’t know how to address this as my family, wife, brother, sister-in-law are here,” said a nostalgic Virat Kohli.“It was in 2001 (2000) during a match against Zimbabwe, my childhood coach Rajkumar Sharma gave me two tickets. I remember clinging to the gallery grill asking for Javagal Srinath’s autograph. I was telling my brother how far we have come. So today to have a pavilion in my name at the same stadium is surreal and a great honour,” he added.A short video on Kohli’s journey from his U-19 days to being the Indian captain was shown in the ceremony, in the presence of the entire Indian cricket team along with the support staffs.On his relation with the late Arun Jaitley, Kohli said, “I told Arun Jaitley ji’s family that the world knew him differently but I have known him just as a human being.”“He came to my residence after my father’s death and gave me courage and strength. It’s a momentous occasion today” he added.The Indian team along with their skipper was felicitated by Sports minister Kiren Rijiju while former sports minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore and India legend Kapil Dev, were also present.Advertisementlast_img read more

10 things you need to consider before starting your freelance business

first_imgThis is a post from a member of the Freelancers Union community. If you’re interested in sharing your expertise, your story, or some advice you think will help a fellow freelancer out, feel free to send your blog post to us here.Happy anniversary to me! This April, I’m celebrating 16 years of having my own business.. Today, I’d like to share with you the top 10 lessons I’ve learned—some silly, some serious:1) Don’t neglect your marketingEven though I’m in PR/marketing, many times, I tend to put my own marketing last. So, the last couple of years, I’ve made a concentrated effort to do a better job. Last year, my anniversary gift to myself was a new logo. This year, it’s a newly designed web site.2) You truly can work in your PJs when you work for yourselfJust be careful when that Skype call comes in that you’ve at least brushed your hair.3) You can never be too connectedMake sure to build that network before you need it, so it will be there for you at all times. Because, as a self-employed person, you never know what you might need to call on your network for–help, referrals, troubleshooting, brainstorming–you learn to have your go-to resources for each of these.4) If you claim to wear all the hats, be sure you’re ready to wear themIf you’re not a self-starter, freelancing may not be for you. Of course, you can always hire pros to tackle the tasks you’re not so fond of. I wouldn’t trade my accountant, for example.Creative problem-solving is a must. Because you’re not surrounded by an office full of co-workers, you’ll need to be able to find solutions to a lot of your own problems—or have folks you can call on. You’ll learn quickly how to resolve printer issues, the best way to send a package and how to cater a meeting. Believe me, it’s worth it.5) You supply your own coffee: So buy a Keurig!…And join Costco/Sam’s Club to save on K-cups.6) Be ready for the peaks—and the valleysYou can prepare for the peaks by having a list of subcontractors at-the-ready when you need some help to handle all your client projects. You can prepare for the valleys by making sure to save some cash and not getting too sure of yourself.7) You make your own schedule—which can be a blessing and a curseSure, you can take the afternoon off and have lunch with your sister or go to the school play—just make sure you plan to catch up on whatever you’ve missed by working later in the evening, or on Saturday morning. Don’t let your freedom lead you to the point where you’re scrambling to meet your deadlines.8) Clients may assume you work all hours of the day and nightYes, this can be a hazard of working for yourself, but honestly, I’ve never found it to be a problem. And really, it’s a small price to pay for the perks of being your own boss.More often than not, clients are respectful of your schedule. And, I truly don’t mind answering email on the weekends…I’m sort of addicted to email anyway!Just make sure to communicate when you’ll be out of the office for more than a day….most of us check messages frequently but there may be days when you really don’t want to be “on call.” If so, just let them know that. Give them a way to reach you if there’s truly an emergency, and enjoy your time off.9) Experience mattersThis is probably even more the case when you’re working on your own. When you work for yourself, you need to call on that experience often, so make sure you’ve built a solid base of work experience before flying solo.For example, I’m steeped in a background including full-time experience at corporations, nonprofits and agencies. I’ve worked on both sides of the fence, as a reporter and as a PR practitioner. I also gained experience working at a public TV and radio station before setting sail on my own.All of this has come in handy, as I work with clients from different backgrounds and industries. It doesn’t hurt your network-building, either—you can call on your former colleagues when you need to.10) And the most important thing I’ve learned from having my own business…(drumroll, please!)….I’m so glad I made the leap because I wouldn’t trade it for anything. There’s nothing better than loving what you do and having the opportunity to do it on your own terms.Do I have to answer to clients? Yes. Am I slave to the media? Sure, sometimes. But, at the end of the day, I decide who to work with and have the ability to approach my work according to my philosophy. And that’s pretty priceless.Michelle Messenger Garrett is a public relations consultant, speaker and award-winning writer with more than 20 years of agency, corporate, startup and Silicon Valley experience. Her articles have appeared in Entrepreneur, Ragan’s PR Daily and Muck Rack.last_img read more

Hudson-Odoi set to sign £100k-a-week Chelsea contract

first_imgCallum Hudson-Odoi will sign a new five-year deal at Chelsea to end any doubts he is set to leave the club this summer following interest from the likes of Bayern Munich and Manchester United.Chelsea had previously appeared close to losing the 18-year-old after Hudson-Odoi handed in a transfer request in January when he had just 18 months remaining on his contract.Bayern saw a £35 million ($44m) offer for Hudson-Odoi rejected by Chelsea and have retained an interest in the teenage winger. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? However, Goal understands Hudson-Odoi’s progress in Chelsea’s first team during the second half of the season has helped to convince him to stay at Stamford Bridge, having sat on contract offers dating back as far as last summer.His representatives had not reopened talks regarding a new deal since before January, but Goal recently reported that he has been increasingly keen to stay with the Europa League winners.He could now earn as much as £100,000 a week in his new contract after his value skyrocketed following his impressive performances for Chelsea, in addition to winning his first caps for England.Hudson-Odoi was, at times, frustrated during the past season under manager Maurizio Sarri, who looks set to depart Stamford Bridge for Juventus in the near future.The London-born wonderkid did not make his first Premier League start for Chelsea until after he had made his England debut against Czech Republic in March.Callum Hudson-Odoi England 2019However, after then starting four Premier League games in a row, Hudson-Odoi saw his season ended prematurely after he ruptured his Achilles tendon in a 2-2 home draw with Burnley.Juventus, Real Madrid, Barcelona and Borussia Dortmund had all scouted or discussed a move for the youngster at various points, with the latter asking for Hudson-Odoi to be included in a swap deal for Christian Pulisic before accepting a £57.6m offer in January to sell their U.S. national team winger.Bayern had showed the most serious interest in Hudson-Odoi, but will now likely have to look elsewhere for high-profile summer signings as the teenager prepares to commit his future to Chelsea.With Eden Hazard looking set to depart for Real Madrid in a deal which could be worth in excess of £100m, Chelsea have been determined to keep hold of their other wingers.Hudson-Odoi is keen to take his favoured number 10 shirt from Hazard, having been offered it by Bayern as part of their talks for a deal.Ruben Loftus-Cheek, meanwhile, is also in talks over a contract renewal as he continues his recovery from a similar Achilles injury to the one suffered by Hudson-Odoi. Both players are likely to be out for a total of six months, but that has not affected Chelsea’s eagerness to renew the pair’s contracts.last_img read more

ISL: Mumbai City FC end unbeaten run of Bengaluru FC in 2018-19 season

first_imgISL: Mumbai City FC end unbeaten run of Bengaluru FC in 2018-19 seasonPaulo Machado’s 29th-minute strike was enough as Mumbai City FC beat Bengaluru FC 1-0 in their Indian Super League encounter at the Mumbai Football Arena on Sunday.advertisement India Today Web Desk MumbaiJanuary 27, 2019UPDATED: January 27, 2019 22:15 IST Mumbai City FC players celebrate their victory (ISL Photo)HIGHLIGHTSMumbai City FC beat Bengaluru FC 1-0 in the Indian Super LeaguePaulo Machado scored to bring an end to Bengaluru’s unbeaten streak in the ISL 2018-19 seasonMumbai and Bengaluru are now joint leaders in the table with 27 points eachBengaluru FC suffered their first defeat of the 2018-19 Indian Super League season when they went down 0-1 to Mumbai City FC at the Mumbai Football Arena on Sunday. The top two teams were engaged in a hard-fought battle and the winner was decided courtesy of an emphatic finish by Paulo Machado in the first-half at the end of an excellent counter-attack.With 27 points in the kitty, Mumbai equalled Bengaluru on points in the standings and are now placed on top of the table due to their head-to-head advantage. With plenty at the stake at the top of the table, the teams were tentative with their forays in the early stages of the game.Rahul Bheke, playing on the left side of the defence, was afforded space and time on the ball and the defender made full use to create a good opening for the visitors in the 16th minute. Bheke’s cross found Xisco Hernandez in the centre of the box and the stand-in striker’s half-baked attempt on goal was tipped over the bar by an alert Amrinder Singh.Paulo Machado’s first-half goal proved to be enough for @MumbaiCityFC as they got the better of @bengalurufc. He is the Hero of the Match from #MUMBEN!#HeroISL #LetsFootball #FanBannaPadega #BreakKeBaad Super League (@IndSuperLeague) January 27, 2019Slightly against the run of play, as Bengaluru were finding their feet in the game, Mumbai broke the deadlock with a lightning-quick counter-attack in the 29th minute. Arnold Issoko headed clear Xisco’s corner-kick and set Rafael Bastos free on a counter up the field. The forward released Paulo Machado behind the defence and the midfielder slotted past Gurpreet Singh Sandhu with aplomb to complete a move that lasted a mere 15 seconds.advertisementMumbai’s willingness to sit back and hit Bengaluru on the counter frustrated the visitors in the final third. With the game in slow gear, a Kean Lewis cross from the left flank just before the break found Juanan in between the Mumbai centre-backs but the Bengaluru defender headed agonizingly wide.Paulo Machado’s famous celebration is back at the Mumbai Football Arena #BreakKeBaad!Watch it LIVE on @hotstartweets: users can watch it LIVE on the app. #HeroISL #ISLMoments #LetsFootball #MUMBEN #FanBannaPadega Super League (@IndSuperLeague) January 27, 2019Modou Sougou, having been restricted by the high defensive line of Bengaluru in the first half, beat the offside trap to connect to a long ball into the box in the 49th minute. The Senegalese striker tried to beat Gurpreet with a drilled effort from inside the box but the India custodian got down in time to keep it out.While Bengaluru were restricted to efforts from distance, Issoko continued to threaten from the right. A teasing cross in the 56th minute found Machado in the box whose first-time shot needed a vital block from Erik Paartalu to keep the scoreline unchanged.Sougou managed to beat the offside trap again in the 61st minute and was fed through on goal by Rafael Bastos. The striker’s powerful shot on goal was saved well by Gurpreet. Mumbai’s defence stood firm to prevent late drama and shut the doors on the league leaders to hand them their first league stage defeat in more than 12 months.Also Watch:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byJepher Nickels Tags :Follow Indian Super LeagueFollow Mumbai City FCFollow Bengaluru FClast_img read more

Look, In The Yard! It’s A Grill, It’s A Firepit, It’s a Table!

first_img Editors’ Recommendations How to Put Out a Fire Without Hurting Yourself in the Process The Best Car Camping Gear for Any Season How to Clean a Fish: A Quick Reference Guide What exactly is a Jag Grill? Well… it’s a grill. From a company with the word “Jag” in its name. You… probably guessed that already. But a grill from Jag is more than just a place to cook food over fire; it’s also a place to commune, joining friends and family to… cook food over fire. Or to roast marshmallows. Or to dine. Or to sip a glass of wine or a boot of ale as you enjoy a crackling fire.Related: Barbecue SauceFor you see, the units produced by Jag Grills provide the “ultimate 3 in 1 social dining experience,” to use the brand’s own words. Each Jag grill can be used as a large fire pit, a charcoal or wood-fired grill, and as a table that can accommodate many diners at the same time.Now, any old charcoal grill can become a fire pit if you simply build a fire in it. The same is in fact true for oil cans, refrigerators, and the hood of rusted out Datsun: build a fire in it, and you’ve got a fire pit! Sort of. But not everything out there can serve as a grill, a fire pit, and a table all in one evening. It is the modular, versatile construction of a Jag that makes it unique.While Jag makes two different units (the Jag Six being the smaller option, one that is designed for — you got it — six people), we’re going to focus on their larger, flagship product, the Jag Eight.The octagonal Jag Eight offers nine different potential cooking surfaces: the large central octagon, as well as eight different trapezoidal grilling stations (lots of fun with shapes today), each of which abuts a wooden platform. In order to cook with the Jag Eight, you first need to make a large fire or charcoal bed in the middle of the unit. Once that has burned down into nice, hot coals, you can rake as much of those hot embers as you need under any (or all) of the eight removable grill surfaces. The design of the unit makes it easy to cook different foods at different heats, and/or it allows as many as eight chefs to enjoy their own personal grilling station at the same time.Once the meal is cooked, you have your very own table sitting right in front of you, unless you removed it for easier access to the grill. The table sections can be removed or hooked on in a matter of second, see? Convenient.Once the meal is over, just remove the central octagon from the Jag and build a fire back up. Then you and the gang can enjoy a large crackling fire right there at the center of your table. And feel free to roast some marshmallows.Now, listen here: a Jag Grill doesn’t come cheap. The Six costs around $1500 and the Eight comes in at $2500. But a Jag Grill will serve as the centerpiece, the anchor, if you will, of any outdoor area in which it rests. And it’s always nice to offer vegetarians their very own grill surface, so there’s that, too, you thoughtful guy you. This Black Boathouse Is a Luxurious Retreat on a Small Island in Norway America’s Oldest City Has a Super-Modern Dining and Drinking Scenelast_img read more

Independent Engineer Appointed to Sydney Tar Ponds Project

first_imgThe provincial and federal governments have appointed an independent engineer to monitor the Sydney Tar Ponds project. Conestoga-Rovers and Associates, an Ontario-based firm with offices in Sydney and Halifax, will act as independent engineer for the 10-year Sydney Tar Ponds and Coke Ovens clean-up project. The company will monitor the design and engineering for the project, compliance with schedules and the technical aspects of work performed on site. The company will also track expenditures by the Sydney Tar Ponds Agency to assist both levels of government in keeping the cleanup within budget. Valued at close to $12 million, the contract was awarded as a result of a competitive process administered by the Nova Scotia Department of Transportation and Public Works. Ron Russell, Minister of Transportation and Public Works said, “By hiring a company outside of the cleanup process to keep track of the financial and technical aspects of the Tar Ponds project, we are ensuring the integrity of the entire project.” The May 12, 2004 memorandum of agreement between Nova Scotia and Canada called for the appointment of an independent engineer. The role of the independent engineer is to confirm effective and transparent management of the project from a technical and financial perspective. “As part of the process, an independent engineer agreement between Nova Scotia and Public Works and Government Services Canada has been negotiated which will ensure judicious financial and technical management of the cleanup in an open and transparent way,” said MP Mark Eyking, on behalf of Scott Brison, Minister of Public Works Canada. “This method will ensure effective and accountable management of all aspects of the project over the next 10 years.” The independent engineer process ensures effective financial management of large and long-term projects around the world, including the Confederation Bridge.last_img read more

Enhanced Heritage Experience at Haliburton House Museum

first_imgNova Scotians will soon be able to learn about the history of hockey and the life of Thomas Chandler Haliburton in one trip to the Haliburton House museum in Windsor. The Windsor Hockey Heritage Centre will showcase samples from its collection at Haliburton House while it looks for permanent accommodations. The Windsor Hockey Heritage Society is developing the exhibit which will occupy three rooms in the west wing of the provincial museum. The exhibit is expected to open in June. “Displaying the centre’s collection at Haliburton House is a natural fit to help protect our heritage,” said David Wilson, Minister of Communities, Culture and Heritage. “We believe that Thomas Chandler Haliburton, for whom the house is named, made the first known reference to hockey, then called hurley, in his writings.” Mr. Haliburton was a well-known author, lawyer, judge and member of the legislature. Communities, Culture and Heritage contributed exhibit space in Haliburton House and a transition team to help the centre move into its temporary location. Economic and Rural Development and Tourism contributed $15,000 towards the move. “This investment will help the Hockey Heritage Centre continue to attract more people to Nova Scotia and support the celebration of Windsor’s rich hockey heritage,” said Economic and Rural Development and Tourism Minister Percy Paris. “The province appreciates the efforts of board members and volunteers, and we will continue to work with the society to try to find a permanent home for this important organization.” “This is a win-win situation for the centre, the museum, the town and the province,” said David Hunter, president of the Windsor Hockey Heritage Society. “We are very excited about the task at hand and the future of the centre.” The Windsor Hockey Heritage Society has recently accepted new volunteer members who will help with the move and with the centre’s future initiatives. Plans to organize fundraising events with community organizations have already started.last_img read more

Buffy SainteMarie to receive humanitarian award at this years Juno Awards

first_imgAdvertisement Twitter Advertisement Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Organizers at the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences say Sainte-Marie “exemplifies the essence of humanitarianism” through her dedication to protecting indigenous communities and indigenous intellectual property.In 1969, Sainte-Marie founded a non-profit foundation dedicated to the improvement of Native American education, and also wrote peace anthems “Universal Soldier,” which spoke out against war.Since its first presentation in 2006 the humanitarian award has been given to artists that include Bruce Cockburn, Sarah McLachlan, Rush and members of Arcade Fire. Saint-Marie will receive the award in Ottawa on April 1, the day before the televised Juno Awards ceremony. Login/Register With: Buffy Sainte-Marie has collected numerous accolades over her career, but this year organizers at the Juno Awards will honour what she’s done for others.The singer and social activist will be recipient of the 2017 Allan Waters Humanitarian Award during a Juno Awards gala dinner in April.The tribute is reserved for Canadian musicians who have left a positive impact on their community. Advertisementlast_img read more

Rachel Notley says BC will face consequences over plan to ban increased

B.C.’s proposal creates more uncertainty for Kinder Morgan’s already-delayed Trans Mountain expansion project that would nearly triple the capacity of its pipeline system to 890,000 barrels a day.Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr said in a statement late Tuesday that Ottawa stands by both its decision to approve the Trans Mountain expansion and its commitment to protect the environment and the B.C. coast.“The decision we took on the Trans Mountain Expansion remains in the national interest,” he said. “And it was a decision based on facts and evidence — this has not changed.”Saskatchewan’s incoming premier Scott Moe also expressed support for the project, criticizing the move by B.C.“The B.C. NDP are playing politics at the risk of thousands of Canadian jobs, future infrastructure projects as well as investor confidence in our energy industry,” he said in a statement. “We will support the government of Alberta in any actions against this political decision.” EDMONTON — Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says there will be consequences for British Columbia over the province’s latest attempt to hinder expansion of the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain oil pipeline.Notley held an emergency cabinet meeting Wednesday to discuss what range of legal and economic levers Alberta can pull in its spat with its neighbour to the west.“The government of Alberta will not — we cannot — let this unconstitutional attack on jobs and working people stand,” she said before the closed-door meeting.“I’ve called you all together today at this emergency meeting to discuss and evaluate the range of economic and legal options that are available to us including, for example, interprovincial trade in electricity.”B.C. proposes new rules to restrict oilsands exports in fresh setback for Trans Mountain pipelineAll pain and no gain: Alberta’s unpopular carbon tax rises by 50% this week, fires up oppositionB.C.’s environment minister said Tuesday that the province plans to ban increased shipments of diluted bitumen off its coast until it can determine that shippers are prepared and able to properly clean up a spill.The B.C. government says it will establish an independent scientific advisory panel to study the issue.But Notley said the pipeline has already been approved by the federal government.“Just because the B.C. government, in coalition with the Green Party, doesn’t like the decision gives them absolutely no right to ignore the law or … change the rules at half-time based on a whim,” she said.“Our economies, the economies of the two provinces are closely linked. Billions of dollars of goods cross our borders every year. Hundreds of thousands of jobs depend on good trading relationships.“But I believe … that we owe it to Albertans to do everything within our power to defend our jobs and our economic security and we will not waiver in this fight.”The government of Alberta will not — we cannot — let this unconstitutional attack on jobs and working people standRachel Notley read more

Vancouverarea train derails believed to be on tracks servicing grain terminal

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Vancouver-area train derails, believed to be on tracks servicing grain terminal by The Canadian Press Posted Jul 19, 2016 6:47 pm MDT BURNABY, B.C. – A train has gone off the rails in British Columbia’s Lower Mainland.Burnaby Fire Chief Joe Robertson says the train was running on a private spur line that services a grain terminal on the south shore of the Burrard Inlet when it jumped the tracks.Pictures on social media show one rail car half off the track and another lying on its side metres away from the shoreline.Robertson says the wheels of three other cars are also off the track, putting the total number of derailed cars at five.He says he doesn’t believe anyone was injured and that the grain cars appear empty.When asked about the derailment, a spokeswoman for CP Rail (TSX: CP) recommended contacting Cascadia Terminal.According to the Port of Vancouver’s website, Cascadia is a grain terminal that handles wheat, barley and oats, and is owned and operated by Saskatchewan-based Viterra Inc. (TSE: VT).The company was unable to provide an immediate comment about the derailment. read more

UN assessment mission finds widespread looting in Central African Republic

The United Nations refugee agency today voiced concern over widespread looting and displacement in various parts of the Central African Republic (CAR), and appealed to the Government to enhance access to vulnerable population so they can receive assistance.After conducting an assessment mission last week in Bambari, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNCHR) found many villages completely deserted, with residents hiding in the bush from armed groups and looters.“The villagers we managed to speak to reported aggression by armed groups seeking fuel, money and food,” UNHCR spokesperson Adrian Edwards told reporters in Geneva. “The visits of these groups are sometimes accompanied by violence against men and women, including beatings with electric cables. A village chief reported being flogged on 3 February by rebels who were trying to get him to reveal where villagers were hiding their possessions.”The CAR has a history of political instability and recurring armed conflict. The country saw renewed fighting in December, when an alliance of rebel groups – known, collectively, as ‘Séléka’ – launched a series of attacks and took control of major towns before agreeing to start peace talks under the auspices of the regional group known as the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS).The assessment mission, which was carried out jointly by UNHCR and Mercy Corps, was the first since the last wave of violence began in December.Mr. Edwards said looting had occurred in towns controlled by Séléka rebels, including Bambari and Kaga Bandoro, where UNHCR has offices. He added that humanitarian facilities and refugee camps such as Camp Pladama Ouaka, where some 2,000 Sudanese refugees live, have been a main target.“According to our colleagues, community facilities, the distribution centre, and the warehouse of an NGO [non-governmental organization] partner, have all been looted. Solar lamps, that were used to light the camp, have also been taken away,” he said.Supplies have also been stolen from UNHCR’s facilities in Bambari and Kaga Bandoro. Tarpaulins, blankets, soap, mosquito nets, mats, jerry cans, buckets, clothes, lamps and solar panels for 3,000 refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) are among the missing items.UNHCR estimates the combined loss of its aid supplies and damage to its office premises at $316,000.“Access for humanitarian work in CAR remains very limited as a result of the lack of security guarantees, for both humanitarian workers and for people in need,” Mr. Edwards said. “UNHCR is appealing to the Government and the Seleka rebels to facilitate better access for humanitarians to populations in need.”Currently, UNHCR estimates there to be 80,000 IDPs in the country, and a refugee population of 17,000 – mostly of Sudanese origin.Even before the recent outbreak of fighting, CAR was one of the poorest countries in the world. It has the ninth highest rate of child mortality with 8 per cent of children between six months and five years of age suffering from moderate acute malnutrition and 1.9 per cent with severe acute malnutrition. read more

Sledgehammer gang steals £18m in jewellery after smashing hole in shop wall

first_imgThree suspects police want to speak to after the jewellery raidCredit:Metropolitan Police Raiders used a sledgehammer and crowbar to make a hole in the wall at Joyalukkas in Forest GateCredit:Metropolitan Police Raiders used a sledgehammer and crowbar to make a hole in the wall at Joyalukkas in Forest Gate Police are appealing for information from anyone who may have seen the men or has been offered jewellery for sale following the raid.It follows an audacious raid at the Hatton Garden Safety Deposit Box Company in March 2016, in which an estimated £25million of items was stolen in what was described as the largest burglary in English legal history. Indian Bollywood actress Kajol Devgan Burglars emptied trays of jewellery at the store in Forest Gate, east LondonCredit:Metropolitan Police Burglars stole £1.8million of jewellery after smashing a hole in the wall of a shop and crawling inside in an audacious heist.Three raiders used a sledgehammer and crowbar to break into Joyalukkas in Forest Gate, east London, in an early-morning raid.The trio wore gloves as they spent more than three hours looting gold and diamond necklaces, bracelets, pendants and earrings from the store. Some of the men are described as in their mid-30s, while one wore a distinctive pink hoodie, one a black coat and another a T-shirt and shorts.The Metropolitan Police said no arrests have yet been made. The thieves are believed to have escaped over a wall into a builders’ yard behind the shop. CCTV footage shows a man inside Joyalukkas CCTV footage shows a man inside Joyalukkas Credit:Metropolitan Police A hooded man in Joyalukkas with a rucksack used to steal jewelsCredit:Metropolitan Policecenter_img Burglars emptied trays of jewellery at the store in Forest Gate, east London The man takes jewellery from a tray after crawling through a hole in the wallCredit:Metropolitan Police The man takes jewellery from a tray after crawling through a hole in the wall  three suspects police wish to speak  Joyalukkas, which is one of a cluster of jewellers in Forest Gate, is part of an international chain which describes itself on its website as “the world’s favourite jeweller”.Its ambassador is Bollywood actress Kajol Devgan, and it claims to have 10 million customers. A hooded man in Joyalukkas with a rucksack used to steal jewels CCTV footage released by Scotland Yard shows two men inside the shop, one of whom wears a hoodie drawn up around his face and is sprawled on his front as he pulls jewellery out of drawers before stuffing it into a rucksack.”This was a meticulously planned and audacious raid on a jewellery shop with £1.8 million of items stolen,” said Detective Chief Inspector Andy Pallett, of Newham CID.”While we think it only took the suspects around 20 minutes to make the hole, it must have been noisy work and we would appeal for anyone who heard or saw anything suspicious to contact us.” They are estimated to have spent around 20 minutes making the hole in the wall before the raid, which took place between 3am and 6.40am on Monday July 10.Three other men are said to have watched the premises in Green Street from 5pm the previous day, while police believe another two men also acted as lookouts.  Kajol Devgan, the Indian Bollywood actress, is an ambassador for JoyalukkasCredit:STR/AFP 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

Syntron a new name in materials handling from sale of FMC Technologies

first_imgLevine Leichtman Capital Partners (LLCP), a Los Angeles-based private equity firm, has completed a previously announced acquisition of the products division of the material handling business of FMC Technologies. The new company will be named Syntron Material Handling.  Headquartered in Tupelo, Mississippi with operations in Changshu, China and Salt Lake City, Utah, Syntron is a leading manufacturer of a diversified product line of conveyor and vibratory equipment used to load, transport and feed bulk materials. Its products are sold to customers throughout the world in the mining industry.last_img read more

New subscribers will get the WWE Network for free in May

first_img Google+ WhatsApp Rachel Bloom announces pregnancy following Emmy win Alex Trebek returns to ‘Jeopardy!’ Now Playing Up Next Facebook Twitter Videos Articles Pinterest During the WWE Q1 2015 report issued earlier this morning, WWE has revealed another free month promotion for the WWE Network in May. This marks the first time the company has offered the network for free for back-to-back months.The official WWE announcement was as follows.“Based on the successful execution of the network’s free trial offerings, the Company will continue its sampling program. All new subscribers who register for the network in May will receive the network for free in that month, including WWE Payback live on Sunday, May 17.”Source: Corporate.WWE.comRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipRachel Bloom announces pregnancy following Emmy winVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:42/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:03Remaining Time -0:39 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Now Playing Up Next RuPaul plans to continue hosting Drag Race ‘indefinitely’center_img Now Playing Up Next Roku Aims To Beat Netflix In European Streaming Market Now Playing Up Next Leon “Vader” White’s autobiography “Vader Time: The Story of a Modern Day Gladiator” is out now rachel bloom Apple TV+ To Be Offered For $4.99 Per Month Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR SPOILERS: 5/3 and 5/4 Impact TV taping results from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Now Playing Up Next WWE star gets engaged, Toni Storm announced for Stardom shows in Maylast_img read more

26 to receive awards at inaugural service in Grand Turk

first_img Related Items:national honors and awards, premier rufus ewing Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 15 Oct 2015 – Twenty-six individuals will be bestowed a medal as the first recipients of a home grown national awards program when it unravels this morning at the Parade Grounds in Grand Turk.The National Honors and Awards committee, under the unction of the Premier, Hon Rufus Ewing will celebrate outstanding islanders in five of the seven categories created by a special commission. Five young people will receive the National Young Achievers Medal which boasts mainly the famous Turks Head Cactus and spiny lobster in its design. Four individuals will receive the Meritorious Service Medal which has a design of shiny silver and turquoise. There will be eleven individuals honored in the Long Service Medal category; it boasts the TCI coat of arms and a sun inspired design. The Patriotic Award or Cayos Medal will go to four people each year, the quota is filled for 2015. There is also the Order of Turks and Caicos Islands with two recipients who will now be called ‘The Most Honorable’ as they get the badge which features a royal crown and beautiful pink flamingoes. There was no one named to receive the honor of National Hero this year; the country remains with JAGS McCartney as its lone national hero and after today, the country will refer to the late, first chief minister as the Right Excellent JAGS McCartney. Row over Grand Turk infrastructure reaches fever pitch in Parliament Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Bishop says peace & prosperity is everybody’s responsibility at Law Enforcers Church Service Recommended for you Beaches puts former Premier on blast about controversial pierlast_img read more

Strictly business Listening can bridge differences

first_imgAs we move away from our community shout-fest over the Columbia River Crossing, we clearly have a thing or two to learn about the art of listening.Building a highway and public transit is not the most contentious issue we face, after all. We’ve fought for generations over environmental protection-versus-land rights-versus jobs, without listening much to each other. Increasingly, urban and rural residents view each other with resentment and anger based on misunderstandings from that endless debate.So it’s refreshing when a few people find a way to break through those walls of mistrust. Vancouver-based Columbia Land Trust is a good place to look for an example on how to listen and then adapt to issues and emotions coming from across the divide.An organization that sets out to buy and preserve land in its undeveloped state would seem about as out of place in rural communities as an REI-outfitted Californian who thinks he knows the ways of the woods. Glenn Lamb, the Columbia Land Trust’s executive director, recalls the snarling greeting he once received from a Klickitat County commissioner:“It must feel good for you to tell us how to live our lives,” the commissioner offered.From an economic standpoint, such hostility is well-grounded. As The Columbian’s Eric Florip reported recently, about 88 percent of Skamania County’s land is in public ownership. Timber harvests, once a large source of revenue to the county, have been reduced to a trickle compared to two decades ago. When private land is set aside for environmental protection, the county loses property tax revenue and the tax money that flows in when houses are built.last_img read more