OSC announces Continuous Disclosure Advisory Committee members

first_imgJames Langton OSC vice-chair’s position extended to 2022 Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Share this article and your comments with peers on social media SEC names new top cop The new committee members will serve two-year terms, effective immediately. They are expected to meet about five times per year. The new members include Parham Nasseri from OBSI, Catherine McCall from CCGG, and Eleanor Fritz from TMX Group Inc., along with a list of representatives from Bay Street’s major law and accounting firms. Bay Street firms represented on the new CDAC include: Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP; Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP; PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP; Ernst & Young LLP; Norton Rose Fulbright LLP; KPMG LLP; and Wildeboer Dellelce LLP. The committee also includes members from Veritas Investment Research, and a couple of issuers, Magna International Inc. and Iamgold Corp.center_img Keywords AppointmentsCompanies Ontario Securities Commission OSC adds vice chair, commissioner Related news Representatives from the Ombudsman for Banking Services and Investments (OBSI) and the Canadian Coalition for Good Governance (CCGG) feature among the new appointees to the Ontario Securities Commission’s (OSC) Continuous Disclosure Advisory Committee (CDAC). The OSC announced the lineup for the latest incarnation of its CDAC on Tuesday. The committee advises OSC staff on their efforts to review continuous disclosure, along with any related policies addressing continuous disclosure issues. The committee also provides the OSC with advice on any emerging issues involving continuous disclosure. last_img read more

Another Storm On The Horizon For Wednesday Night

first_imgPhoto used courtesy Katy L. Jones, originally found on East Road Services’ Facebook page. This is a developing story- Updates will be posted as they are made available.  Low temps on Wednesday will be in the 20′s again, but highs are expected to reach the lower 30′s despite signs that more snow will start this afternoon and continue into Thursday morning. Thursday morning is predicted to be freezing cold with low temps in the teens and highs climbing to 30-33. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The National Weather Service out of Anchorage anticipates more snow to fall in the central Kenai Peninsula Wednesday through Thursday morning. Meteorologist Mike Ottenweller with the weather service predicted snowfall would continue Wednesday evening and continue overnight until tapering off Thursday morning.center_img Ottenweller: “Another storm system is on tap for tonight. Residents should expect another round of winds, and then eventually some more snow as we get to Thursday night.”  Friday could be warmer and dryer, though, with more possible snow and temps reaching back down to the mid 20’s, according to the NWS.last_img read more

Espanyol confirm interest in Jese Rodriguez and Jose Antonio Reyes

first_imgEspanyol CEO Ramon Robert has confirmed the club’s interest in signing Jese Rodriguez from Real Madrid.  However, he is hopeful that Espanyol will be able to take a leap forward next season as they look to build an ambitious project under their new Chinese owners.  Upd. at 20:07 He added: “We haven’t set an exact budget for transfers.  20/06/2016 Robert confirmed the club “would love to have him back” but was unable to offer guarantees.  “[Reyes] is on our list,” Robert added, before saying that there are also several other potential targets.  Marco Asensio, who spent last season on loan at Cornella-El Prat, is also wanted back, although much will depend on Real Madrid’s plans for the midfielder.  Seveal other players names also came up, including Jose Antonio Reyes, whose contract at Sevilla is about to expire. center_img CEST Robert revealed there is interest, although he played down suggestions the deal is at an advanced stage.  “We’re looking at many opportunities, some require purchasing, while others are free. J.C Garcia, Sport EN SPORT revealed last week that the club are confident of landing the forward on loan after positive talks between the player and Quique Sanchez Flores.  “He is an option,” he admitted. “I don’t know if he’ll be an Espanyol player, but he’s not about to join yet. It would be a pleasure to have him.” “We know what squad we want for next season in order to make the jump. If there’s a good chance [of signing a target] then won’t let it escape.”last_img read more

Chelsea sent Liverpool crashing out of FA Cup

first_img Kavanagh (Inglaterra). TA: Fabinho, Mané y Milner. 03/03/2020 LIV Kepa; Azpilicueta, Zouma, Rüdiger, Alonso; Kovacic (Mount, 42′), Gilmour, Barkley; Willian (Jorginho, 51′), Giroud (James, 90′), Pedro. Campo MATCH FACTS FA Cup Former Everton player Ross Barkley smashed home the second, with Mason Mount and Olivier Giroud hitting the woodwork too. They made seven changes from the 3-0 Watford thrashing on Saturday, which was their first league defeat after 18 wins running. Chelsea took advantage of an Adrian fumble on Willian’s strike for the opening goal and Kepa Arrizabalaga made some fine saves for the Blues. Jonathan Moreno Liverpool Liverpool need to get their act together or face repercussions in the second leg of their Champions League last 16 clash with Atletico. Chelsea IN SPORT.ES Goles El Liverpool pierde su magia y la FA Cup Adrián; Williams, Gomez, Van Dijk, Robertson; Lallana (Salah, 80′), Fabinho (Origi, 70′), Jones (Milner, 70′); Origi, Minamino, Mané. Stamford Bridge. 2-0 Paul Pogba set to return to Manchester United training “A lot of parts of the performance I really liked. We know we have to improve, it is not about destiny, not about not clicking here or there, it is all about us and we have to take it in the right way,” said Klopp.  Upd. on 04/03/2020 at 10:32 CET CHE 1-0 M.13 Willian. 2-0 M.65 Barkley Liverpool have lost the plot. Defeated by Atletico Madrid, Watford and now Chelsea, Jurgen Klopp’s side tumbled out of the FA Cup on Tuesday. “It is not the best three weeks of the whole season but it is a a chance to make it the best three weeks now and that is the plan. “We are not interested in Atletico Madrid, it is all about Bournemouth. They are fighting with all they have and they did really well against Chelsea. Nobody has to feel sorry for us, we will win football games and that is what we want to do on Saturday.” RELATED STORIES Árbitrolast_img read more

Nelson takes Bronze Medal at final Kootenay Cup Race of season

first_img Peewee Girls — Maya Abraham won the gold. Masters B Women — Louise Poole of Nelson won the gold medal. Masters B Men — Jay McKim of Nelson Nordic Club was second. Midget Boys — Ronald White and Samson Berkeley finished second and third, respectively. Juvenile Boys — Ira McKimm was first and Quinn Barron second. Fernie took home bragging rights after capturing the Kootenay Cup Nordic Ski crown recently at the Nelson Nordic Ski Trails south of Nelson in Apex.Fernie won the title following the final Kootenay Cup Ski race of the season.The East Kootenay Club totaled 338 points, edging Kimberley by 30 points. Masters A Women — Doris Hausleitner took the gold medal.center_img Peewee Boys — Ollie Gyr finished first with Xavier Machado third and Oscar Willems fourth. Elijah Brown was sixth, Kaelum Smith eighth and Fyn Taylor ninth. Masters A Men — Travis Hauck of Nelson was first with Greg Munby third, Aric Bishop sixth, Jakob Dulisse seventh and Jon Francis eighth. Bantam Boys — Dylan Gyr won the gold with Felix Barron second and Nico Bucher 10th. Atom Girls — Khloe Walsh of Nelson was third in Atom Girls with Aleah Smith and Neve Rawson fifth and sixth, respectively. Nelson Nordic Ski Club finished third with 298 points.Nelson’s individual results: Atom Boys — Dawson Abraham of Nelson took home top spot in Atom Boys with teammate Tuzo Sevigny third.last_img read more

Mallard’s Team of the Week — Steve Nash Youth Basketball Team

first_imgCoaches are from the L.V. Rogers Senior Bombers, including head coach Jeremy Phelan.Mallard’s Source for sports would like to salute the future basketball stars with Team of the Week honours. After a successful winter program, the Steve Nash Youth Basketball is making a return for its spring session beginning Wednesday at the Hume Elementary Gym in Nelson.The Spring session runs from Wednesday (April 6th) to May 25th (8 sessions) from 5:15 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.For complete information — membership Includes: Basketball, Reversible Jersey, T-Shirt, Basketball BC membership including supplementary insurance coverage — as well as online registration, go to www.NelsonBasketball.ca website.last_img read more

Everything You Need to Know About Soarin’ Around the World

first_imgShare This!You’re going on vacation to Walt Disney World! The only problem? You’re not sure which attractions are right for you and your kiddos and you have questions. Which attractions are too intense for little ones? What rides do I really need a FastPass+ reservation for? What’s the disability access like for certain attractions? We’re answering all those questions and more in our Everything You Need to Know attraction series with today’s focus on Soarin’ Around the World at Epcot.What is Soarin’ Around the World?Soarin’ is an elevated simulated hang-glider tour around the world! This popular Epcot attraction lifts guests into the air and uses gentle motion, scents, and wind effects to create the sensation of flight as they take in an aerial view of world landmarks shown on a 180-degree, 80-foot IMAX digital projection dome.Where is Soarin’ Around the World?Soarin’ is located inside of The Land pavilion at Epcot. Upon entering the pavilion, guests should move down the stairs or escalator to the first floor and look for the attraction marquee to enter the attraction.What is the History of Soarin’ Around the World?©DisneySoarin’ Over California was an opening day attraction at Disney California Adventure at the Disneyland Resort in 2001. Due to its popularity, a twin version of the attraction came to The Land pavilion at Epcot in 2005 and quickly became one of the most popular attractions at Walt Disney World as well.The original film had guests soaring over California landmarks, such as the Golden Gate Bridge, Napa Valley, Malibu, and Los Angeles to a gorgeous score written by Academy Award-winner Jerry Goldsmith.The clever ride design allowing guests to be loaded on one level and then being lifted up and towards the screen in three levels was created by Imagineer Mark Sumner. He designed the model for this design with an Erector set!Both Epcot and Disney California Adventure received a new version of Soarin’ in 2016 titled Soarin’ Around the World following the debut of Shanghai Disneyland’s Soaring over the Horizon. In this rendition, guests fly over the world instead of solely California to a score adapted from the original by composer Bruce Broughton. The finale scene depends on the location of the attraction, with the Florida version ending with a flight over Epcot.What Do You Need to Know About the Queue for Soarin’ Around the World?The queue for Soarin’ is a long winding path with the vibe of a sleek, minimalist airport terminal. While it lacks the signature detail of other attraction queues at Walt Disney World, guests can play the Soarin’ Challenge game on the Play Disney Parks app which allows guests to compete in geographical trivia against one another.Once guests reach the end of this long, long path, they are sent to one of three different theaters or concourses. Once assigned to a row, guests watch a pre-board video illustrating the different landmarks they will see during their flight. This is followed by a now famous safety video starring Patrick Warburton. Following the video, a Cast Member ushers guests into the theater to board.What are the Ride Vehicles Like for Soarin ‘ Around the World?The ride vehicle for Soarin’ is a long bench seat with a tall back with a capacity of ten guests per vehicle. Each seat has safety belt and a mesh bag underneath for personal items. Once the ride begins, the ride vehicle swings forward and up toward the screen leaving guests legs dangling during the ride. It also acts as a flight simulator in that it gently tilts and lifts in sync with the film to create the feeling of flight.What Do You Need to Know About the Ride Experience on Soarin’ Around the World?Once the ride begins, the flight simulator ride vehicles will move forward, up, and out toward the massive bowl-shaped screen. Since hang gliding is the ride’s premise, all of the footage is from an aerial perspective and includes landmarks such as the Matterhorn in the Swiss Alps, Greenland’s Isfjord, Australia’s Sydney Harbor, Neuschwanstein Castle in Germany, and Mt. Kilimanjaro. From there, guests glide over the Great Wall of China, the Great Pyramids of Egypt, India’s Taj Mahal, Utah’s Monument Valley, Fiji, South America’s Igazu Falls, and then the Eiffel Tower in Paris. For the finale, guests soar over Epcot where fireworks explode over Spaceship Earth!As this is a flight simulator, the ride vehicle moves with the film and succeeds in making guests feel as if they’re flying! It’s not a thrill ride, but it’s certainly an exhilarating one. To further enhance the experience, special effects such as wind, sound, and smell are employed as well.The film relies heavily on computer animation, and it’s kind of obvious in some scenes. Close calls with computer animated animals and objects are also used to transition from one scene to another. Be warned that a few of these transitions, particularly those with a near collision with a seaplane and an eagle, are a little startling! The firework finale can be a little intense as well, particularly for those who are already wary of fireworks and loud noises.While Soarin’ is an amazing attraction, a huge complaint is the vertical landmarks appear drastically curved and distorted for those riding on the left or right of the screen. To avoid this, once you’re directed to one of the three concourses, politely request to wait an extra cycle for seats in row B1 to have an ideal view.The ride time lasts about 5 minutes.What Do You Need to Know About the Accessibility for Soarin’ Around the World?Wheelchair and ECV users must transfer to the ride vehicle on their own. It’s also important to note that service animals are not permitted on this attraction.What Do You Need to Know About the Health and Safety Advisories for Soarin’ Around the World?Guests with a fear of heights may experience difficulty. Motion sickness is a possible, but this isn’t an issue for most guests. I would also warn against those with a fear of fireworks or loud noises.What are the Height Restrictions for Soarin’ Around the World?Guests must be at least 40 in. to experience Soarin’. This attraction also offers Rider Swap.What Do You Need to Know About the FastPass+ for Soarin’ Around the World?While Test Track, Mission: Space, and Frozen Ever After are popular attractions, Soarin’ succeeds at appealing to all age groups. FastPass+ is definitely recommended even though obtaining a reservation isn’t as difficult as other headliner attractions at Disney World. Expect same-day reservations to be gone by 10 a.m. most days.Does Weather Affect Soarin’ Around the World?Soarin’ and its queue are located indoors and out of the elements so weather will not affect this attraction.What’s the Best Time of Day to Ride Soarin’ Around the World?Due to its mass appeal, try to ride Soarin’ before 9:30 a.m. on most days.This chart shows you roughly how long you’ll wait for Soarin’ when you visit on a day with a given Epcot Crowd Level. The blue bars represent the average “peak” wait time (that is, how long the line will be at its busiest). The bottom and top black lines represent the range of peak wait times to expect (for you fellow nerds out there: it’s the 5th percentile and 95th percentile of peak wait times). Please note that these are estimates, and for a better forecast for your travel dates, see Soarin’ Wait Times.Did I answer all of your questions about Soarin’ Around the World? Is this attraction at the top of your family’s vacation to-do list? Let us know in the comments.last_img read more

Google Publishes C++, Go, Java and Scala Performance Benchmarks

first_imgklint finley Tags:#Analysis#hack Why You Love Online Quizzes Growing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoid How to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees?center_img Related Posts Google has published a paper (PDF) comparing performance of four programming languages, C++, its own language Go, Java and Scala. A team at Google created a “simple and compact” benchmark that didn’t take advantage of language-specific features. An algorithm was implemented using each language’s “idiomatic container classes, looping constructs, and memory/object allocation schemes.”However, the paper notes: “While the benchmark itself is simple and compact, it employs many language features, in particular, higher-level data structures (lists, maps, lists and arrays of sets and lists), a few algorithms (union/find, dfs/deep recursion, and loop recognition based on Tarjan), iterations over collection types, some object oriented features, and interesting memory allocation patterns.”Above: Run-time measurements, including a few optimizations.After benchmark tests were published within Google various employees took a stab at optimizing the code for specific languages.The conclusions:C++ provides the best performance by far, but it requires the most extensive language-specific tuning.Scala provides the most concise notation and optimization of code complexity.The algorithm was simplest to implement in Java, but garbage collection settings make both Java and Scala difficult to benchmark accurately.Go offers concise notion and very fast compile time, but is still immature.The phrase “lies, damn lies and benchmarks” is by now a cliche. Suffice it to say, benchmarks never tell the full story, and there are many factors to consider when choosing a programming language. That said, you may find parts of this paper enlightening, especially with regards to Scala performance. 7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac…last_img read more


first_imgAdvertisement The 14th annual Montreal International Black Film Festival (MIBFF) returns with a strong, diverse, and bold programming which highlights the tales and events that have challenged conventions, left a distinctive mark on our times, and changed how we see the world. Advertisement Montreal – The Montreal International Black Film Festival team (MIBFF) has unveiled the programming for its 14th year, which will be held from September 25 to 30, 2018. 72 films from 25 countries to inspire you to see the world differently and take action! MIBFF is thrilled to welcome back Spike Lee for the 3rd time as an honorary guest; this time for an intimate conversation where festivalgoers get to hear the Academy Award winning director discuss his journey as a filmmaker as well as his views on today’s socio-economic environment. This will be Spike Lee’s first return in Canada since he won the Grand Prix du Jury at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival for his latest film Blackkklansman.AN INTIMATE EVENING WITH SPIKE LEEAt the Montreal International Black Film Festival!Presented by Quebecor and Global NewsWednesday, September 26, 2018 – Imperial Cinema7PM: VIP Meet & Greet – Cocktail | 8PM: Conference$35 (Gen. Admission) | $150 (VIP)Spike Lee like you’ve never heard him before in Montreal! An intimate conference where he will discuss his journey as a filmmaker, writer, actor and producer; his take and advice on filmmaking today – how to maximize new technology to get your film made; how he sees the future of Black films and diversity off/on screen; as well as his view on today’s social-economic issues. A privileged moment with the legendary director of Do the right thing, Malcolm X, Blakklansman. Tickets are on sale here.“We are delighted and honoured to have Spike Lee back to the Festival for a 3rd time, which is a testament to his great support for the MIBFF – another huge achievement for Montreal and for the Festival. Spike Lee is a pioneer and a source of inspiration and motivation for a whole generation. His commitment to independent cinema, his strength, determination, and activism in achieving social justice really make a difference in a world that, too often, tends to silence us.” – Fabienne Colas, president and founder of the MIBFF.Created by the Fabienne Colas Foundation, Canada’s biggest black film festival returns for a breathtaking 14th year that promises to entertain but most importantly to inspire through thought-provoking films. MIBFF’s mission remains, as always, to give minorities a voice on and off screen and to shine the spotlight on diversity within the industry. Besides Spike Lee’s intimate talk, the program features 72 films among which some are world, international, North American, Canadian or Quebec premieres; the MIBFF Black Marketspace dedicated to the cinema industry and introducing the first MIBFF Kids Program.Our absolute favourites are inspiring stories that combine cultural heritage, the struggle against injustice, and inequality with passion, determination, strength, and great feats. You don’t want to miss: Obey, Dead Women Walking, The Foreigner’s Home, Azali (Fate), Congo – une tragédie politque, Beyond The River, The color of medicine, Correndo Atras (Running After), La Negrada (The Black Mexicans), Supa Modo, Time for Ilhan, United Skates, Bessie Coleman, Première Aviatrice Noire, Bigger than Africa, Runaway, Vagabonds, The Deliverer, Accidentals, the Orphan, Bilal: A new Breed a Hero, Liyana, Buffalo soldiers: A quest for Freedom…SPOKESPEOPLEAuthor, composer, singer, and actor Manuel Tadros, who has enjoyed a 40-year career in Quebec, and Entrepreneur, actress and filmmaker Fabienne Colas, who was named 2018 Canada’s Top 40 under 40, are the spokespeople for this 14th edition.OPENING FILM – OBEY – By Jamie JonesWinner of best cinematography as international film at 2018 Tribeca Film FestivalPresented by QuebecorTuesday, September 25 – 7PM – Cinéma Impérial | $25The clashing of two very different worlds results in a tragic love story in the heady days leading up to dramatic social unrest. OBEY is about Leon, a nineteen-year-old boy with an alcoholic mother who has grown up in and out of care. Oppressed at home and hunted on the streets by local gangs, Leon’s existence is suffocating, and all too real. When he meets Twiggy, a beautiful blond girl living in a local squat something stirs inside of him. He is in love for the first time and for a moment escapes the reality of his unrelenting existence. But naïve to the affluent world supporting Twiggy’s hedonistic lifestyle, Leon is unprepared when Twiggy no longer wants him around. Leon withdraws allowing his raw and unhampered emotions to take over in the blind fight against his unjust existence with terrifying and brutal consequences. Raw and uncompromising, OBEY draws inspiration from films such as Catch Me Daddy, Fish Tank, This is England and KIDS.CLOSING FILM: DEAD WOMEN WALKING – By Hagar Ben-AsherPresented by the Fabienne Colas FoundationSunday, September 30 – 7PM – Cinema Imperial – $20 As described by Tribeca Film Festival’s Liza Domnitz, “Told through nine moving vignettes, each anchored by a subtle, yet overwhelming performance, Dead Women Walking traces the final days of a series of women on death row, from two weeks before one inmate’s execution to mere minutes before another’s. As these narratives develop, the human toll of the death penalty – not only on the women convicted of violent crimes, but also on their families, prison officials, and ministers and counselors coaching them through their final days – comes into clear focus. Looming over Dead Women Walking are two questions: Why did they do it? And, more implicit and rarely asked: How does society grapple with women’s violence?”1st MIBFF KIDS PROGRAMSunday, September 30, 2018 – 1PM till 6PM – Cinema du Parc$12 Adult | $6 Kids (12 years and under) – Proof of age may be requested on site. The Montreal International Black Film Festival (MIBFF), created by the Fabienne Colas Foundation and presented by Quebecor, is thrilled to be introducing the MIBFF Kids Program!MISSION: MIBFF Kids Program wants to inspire and empower children through the discovery of filmmaking, animation, story-telling and more. The Festival wants to offer kids a cool environment where they can learn, be creative and express themselves in a fun way while being exposed to black history and black stories.PROGRAM SUMMARY: A total of 6 animated films will be presented for this first edition:Bilal: A New Breed of Hero, by Ayman Jamal, Khurram H. Alavi (United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia)Wireless, by Tayo Odesanya (UK)Minga et la cuillère cassée, by Claye Edou (Cameroon)L’arbre à Palimpseste, by Ingrid Agbo, Sacha Perrin-Bayard (France)Liyana, by Aaron Kopp, Amanda Kopp (Swaziland, USA)Cut Bait, by Robert Walkine (USA)THE MIBFF BLACK MARKETPresented by the Canada Council for the Arts, CALQ and Telefilm CanadaSeptember 29 & 30 – L’Inis – Schedule on Festival Website | Free (reserve online)If you want to succeed in the film industry, the MIBFF Black Market returns with a master class and workshop that you won’t want to miss. Established Canadian and international filmmakers will share their knowledge and experiences of film creation, financing, production, distribution, and the festival circuit. A panel featuring public grant organizations will also be part of this series of four workshops, ideal for people to know how they can find obtain funding in the film industry.JURY MEMBERSNarrative features: Rosey Ugo Edeh (president), Nathalie MacNeil, Richard BurnettFeature documentaries: Brian Bronfman (presdient), Balarama Holness, Ely BonderMid-Length and short films: Kim Gurgerson (president), Thierry Lindor, Catherine Beauchamp Twitter Facebookcenter_img Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement TICKETS & PASSES*VIP Card Total Access: VIP Package – See details on website: $195Passport Card Access to all films at Cinéma du Parc + Cinémathèque Québécoise: $95INDIVIDUAL TICKETS*:Regular film ticket – $12 | Opening evening – $25 | Closing evening – $20 | Spike Lee’s conference – $35 (Reg) or $150 (VIP) | MIBFF Kids Program $6 (12 years and under) – $12 (adult)*Fees: All prices are subject to services charges and taxesVENUESCinéma Impérial: Centre Sandra and Leo Kolber: 1430, rue de Bleury, MontréalCinémathèque: 335, boul. de Maisonneuve E., MontréalCinéma du Parc: 3575, av. du Parc, MontréalL’Inis: 301, boul. de Maisonneuve E., MontréalThe 14th Montreal International Black Film Festival (MIBFF), created by the Fabienne Colas Foundation and presented by Quebecor, will be held from September 25 to 30, 2018. About the Montreal International Black Film Festival (MIBFF)Created in 2005 by the Fabienne Colas Foundation, the Montreal International Black Film Festival (MIBFF) is currently the largest Canadian film festival entirely dedicated to black realities from all four corners of the globe. It aims to offer the public the most spectacular productions in black cinema and debate the great cultural, social, and socio-economic issues facing society. The MIBFF goal is to promote the development of the independent film industry and showcase more films depicting black realities around the world. The festival seeks to prioritize local and international films that do not necessarily come under the spotlight, a new cinema that moves its audience and raises awareness – and a few eyebrows. In so doing, the MIBFF addresses issues and showcases art that makes you think and smile, provokes, bewilders, and shocks you – a new, fresh look at black cinema from all four corners of the globe! www.montrealblackfilm.comlast_img read more