March 16 saw the formal opening of the refurbished Eurostar terminal at Paris Nord station. Located on a mezzanine level above the main SNCF concourse, the terminal has improved access, renovated ticketing and check-in areas, a refurbished lounge for business class passengers, a range of shops and retail outlets, plus double the number of seats for standard class passengers in the main waiting area. Started in 2001, the work was managed by SNCF’s station management division and its A2C subsidiary; the cost was €2·15m.
Each proposal would need two-thirds support of each the House and Senate to qualify for the ballot. Dunleavy says one of the proposed amendments would ensure the Permanent Fund dividend is not changed without a vote of the people. One would create a “spending and savings rule” and one would call for a public vote to create or increase taxes. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Gov. Mike Dunleavy is proposing constitutional amendments dealing with taxes, spending, and the annual check residents receive from Alaska’s oil-wealth fund. Details on the proposals are expected to be released later Wednesday. Alaska doesn’t have a state sales or personal income tax but has an array of other taxes addressing such things as corporate income, oil and gas production, motor fuels and marijuana.
[View the story “#Nextchat RECAP: How Workplace Violence Creates HR Nightmares ” on Storify] On May 27, @shrmnextchat chatted with employment attorney Jonathan Segal @jonathan_HR_law about How Workplace Violence Creates HR Nightmares.If you missed this important chat, you can read all the tweets here:
Former India captain and Atletico de Kolkata (ATK) co-owner Sourav Ganguly said on Wednesday that the All India Football Federation (AIFF) has to play a bigger role in taking the game forward in the country.Though the Indian Super League (ISL) took the country by storm in its first season, the national team (ranked 141) went down 1-2 against Guam, ranked 33 places below them in the rankings, in their 2018 World Cup qualifying round group match last month.”Success of any sport nationally, internationally depends on infrastructure of the entire system, ISL is for two months and it is slowly improving the infrastructure but I believe that the AIFF has to play a bigger role if football in India has to go forward,” Ganguly told reporters here after unveiling ATK’s jersey for the second season.The former left-hand batsman, who incidentally also has his birthday on Wednesday, was greeted with the “Happy Birthday” song upon his arrival.”ISL needs AIFF’s support, it cannot be the other way round. Like in cricket the BCCI supports the IPL and BCCI is the body which runs cricket in India and sees the domestic structure too,” he said.Ganguly also believes the standard of football in the country has not improved at all in the last few years.”I think the AIFF has to play an important role, the time here is very difficult, ISL has just happened but the overall standard has not improved for the last few years but we have to try and build infrastructure,” he said.advertisementGanguly added the league provides a great platform for the players.”ISL only started last year and it is a great platform for the Indian players and us to be a part of it,” he said.The 43-year-old also welcomed the transformation from artificial turf to natural grass at the Salt Lake stadium stating it will be an advantage for ATK, who will play their home matches there. ATK will conduct their pre-season training at the newly-laid ground in August, he said.”It will be an advantage, we had a lot of injuries last year so I believe it will be easier to play on it this time,” he said.
About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Man Utd boss Solskjaer: It’s on Alexis & Lukaku to win starting spotby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez must take it upon themselves to break into his starting line-up.Both players have struggled this season, with just ten goals between them in all competitions.Another United star, Paul Pogba, has returned to form under Solskjaer in his first two matches in charge. But the Norwegian says the improvement of his players is down to their own desire.”I cannot do anything for their performances on the pitch. Paul has done it himself. The players have done the performances,” Solskjaer said ahead of United’s match against Bournemouth.”I’m here to help them, guide them on the path, and then it’s up to them to do it on the pitch.”I don’t agree I’ve done that with Paul, and I can do that with Romelu and Alexis. It’s up to them when they get a chance. That’s the name of the game when you’re a footballer. You’ve got to do it yourself.”Yes you want help from your manager and your team-mates. I give them some guidelines. There’s been loads of talk about freedom of expression, but that’s how I’ve always been as a manager.”You can’t tell all the players what to do. They are here for a reason – they are good players. It’s up to them to use their imagination, creativity and enjoy playing for this club, because that is the best time of your life. It’s not a bad time being a manager either, for a little while.”
OTTAWA – The Canadian whistleblower at the centre of an international scandal that allegedly helped the Trump campaign capitalize politically from private Facebook information got his start in politics with the Liberal Party of Canada.But several senior Liberal officials from that time, about a decade ago, insist they have almost no recollection of then-teenager Christopher Wylie — if any at all.The New York Times and The Observer of London have reported U.S. President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign hired a data-analytics company that harvested private information from the Facebook profiles of more than 50 million users.Cambridge Analytica, the company named by Wylie as being behind the massive leak, exploited private social media activity to help allow the Trump campaign to better target voters by profiling their behaviour and personalities ahead of the U.S. election, according to the reports. The firm connected with Trump’s political adviser Steve Bannon, whom Wylie also met, the reports said.Wylie, a 28-year-old from British Columbia, is the data scientist who spoke out about controversy. He’s also the man who helped found Cambridge Analytica.“I do feel responsible for it and it’s something that I regret,” Wylie said in a video interview posted on The Observer’s web page.“It was a grossly unethical experiment because you are playing with an entire country, the psychology of an entire country, without their consent or awareness.”The reports provided many details about whistleblower who in 2007 or 2008 landed his first political gig with the federal Liberals.At age 17, he worked in the office of Canada’s opposition leader, who at that time was then-Liberal leader Stephane Dion, said one of the reports. When he was 18 years old, the newspaper said he learned all about data while working for officials on former U.S. president Barack Obama’s campaign team, and later introduced one director to the Liberals.A senior source with the Liberal Party said Sunday that Wylie last worked for the party less than a decade ago, before Justin Trudeau became leader, and was also previously involved in its youth commission. The source spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren’t authorized to publicly discuss staffing details.However, former Liberal officials from that time said they either hadn’t heard of Wylie — or they barely remembered him.“I vaguely recall him,” wrote one former senior official in an email Sunday. “I think that he was a summer intern.”Another former senior Liberal, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said he asked former colleagues Sunday and some people remembered Wylie. They say he was “pretty junior” and worked in the data strategy and communications space.One former party official, however, said while they didn’t know Wylie well, they remembered him as a “big advocate of microtargetting.”One of the newspaper reports said Wylie came up with the idea behind Cambridge Analytica at age 24.The article also said Wylie was diagnosed with ADHD and dyslexia as a teen and left school at 16 years old without any qualifications. After working for the Liberals and Obama’s campaign, the report said he taught himself to code at age 19 and later studied law at the London School of Economics.The reports also said Cambridge Analytica played a major role in the referendum that led to Britain’s vote to leave the European Union.Another article published May 2017 by The Guardian quoted a source that connected Wylie to a web analytics company in Victoria, B.C., called AggregateIQ. The firm has come under scrutiny in Britain for its possible role in helping the Leave campaign win the Brexit referendum.Asked about Wylie, Canada’s Liberal Party said in a statement Sunday that protecting the information of Canadians it engages with is a “foremost priority.”The party said it has a clear, stringent policy that protects individuals’ private information. It also said its agreements with campaign partners also include strict requirements.The party insists it doesn’t sell information under any circumstances.A spokeswoman for Democratic Institutions Minister Karina Gould said Sunday that social-media platforms have a responsibility to help ensure citizens and the democratic processes are protected from “threats like foreign interference, data breaches, hate speech, and misinformation.”“While some social-media platforms have begun to take initial steps to address these issues, it’s clear that much more needs to be done,” Jordan Owens wrote in an email.Owens said the government would work with social-media firms to ensure they respect and help preserve the integrity of Canada’s democracy.Facebook said in a weekend blog post that claims the harvesting of user information was a data breach are “completely false.”The statement said University of Cambridge psychology professor Aleksandr Kogan accessed the information after he requested it from users who gave their consent when they chose to sign up for his Facebook app.“People knowingly gave their information, no systems were infiltrated, and no passwords or sensitive pieces of information were stolen or hacked,” said the post by Paul Grewal, Facebook’s vice-president and deputy general counsel.Follow @AndyBlatchford
Young people must stand alongside older generations in honouring those who made wartime sacrifices for Britain, The Duke of Cambridge has said.Prince William Talks To School children from WatfordCredit/Copyright: DukeAndDuchessOfCambridge.orgSpeaking at a gala dinner in London to mark the 10th anniversary of the charity SkillForce, The Duke of Cambridge said Remembrance “must never become the preserve or responsibility of one generation”.He added: “I was privileged to be able to visit the poppy installation at the Tower of London in its early days.“Even then, before it was as famous as it is now, the people observing the poppies came from every generation.“The young there were just as moved as the old. Their grief and thanksgiving for the sacrifice of previous generations was just as real.”He was speaking three days after joining The Queen to lay wreaths of poppies at the Cenotaph in London’s Whitehall to commemorate those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.Since 2009, The Duke has been Patron of SkillForce, which matches former servicemen and women with youngsters – often from troubled backgrounds – to offer them encouragement and inspiration.He attended the function at the Imperial War Museum to celebrate the launch earlier this year of the organisation’s Junior Prince’s Award, a programme to help primary-age children prepare for the step up to secondary school through character-building projects and activities.The Duke of Cambridge met youngsters who were taking part in the scheme and was shown their First World War Remembrance projects.“It was clear that they, like those children who gather at the Tower of London or at Remembrance Day parades, are grasping something that will instil hopefulness and commitment about a better future in themselves and in their generation,” he said. “This is no small achievement.”“Only by pointing to all that Remembrance means can we have any chance of making our society a better place and giving these young people hope, which is the fuel for all the work they will need to do to fulfil their potential.”Source:DukeAndDuchessOfCambridge.org
LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Production of The X-Files, one of the most notable TV series ever shot in British Columbia, will resume in Vancouver next spring, according to series creator Chris Carter.The series’ return comes after a revival run of six new episodes produced in B.C. last year, which aired in early 2016.While there has been speculation that The X-Files would continue following its recent rebirth, Carter offered a timetable in an interview with The Globe and Mail this week. Login/Register With: “I imagine we would be up there shooting in the spring of 2017,” said Carter, who will, this week, be in Vancouver to receive an Industry Builder Award from the Vancouver International Film Festival for his efforts to ensure that production on the recent round of episodes was environmentally sustainable.He said he expects to do “a small expansion” on the number of episodes in this latest continuation of the milestone show.His comments came after he confirmed that talks are well-advanced with key players in the series, which pitted FBI agents Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) and Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) against paranormal creatures and conspiracies.“They are constructive negotiations so I can’t imagine [The X-Files] wouldn’t come back,” Carter said. Advertisement Facebook Advertisement Advertisement Twitter