Commissioners named for National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and

first_imgBy Dennis WardWINNIPEG – A National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls will get underway next month.After a series of unexplained delays, the federal government announced details about the inquiry this morning, including the five commissioners who will head up the process.The commissioners are:· The Honourable Marion Buller, Chief Commissioner· Michèle Audette, Commissioner· Qajaq Robinson, Commissioner· Marilyn Poitras, Commissioner· Brian Eyolfson, CommissionerThe national inquiry will have a budget of 53.86-million dollars and run for a little more than two years, from September 2016 to December 31st, 2018.And for the first time, a national inquiry will be able to make recommendations across all juristictions.Buller, who will act as chief commissioner, was the first female First Nations member of the B.C. judiciary.Michele Audette is the former president of the Native Women’s Association of Canada.Qajaq Robinson is an interesting choice for some. She practises general civil litigation with particular emphasis on Aboriginal law, She was born in Nunavut but is reportedly not Inuk.Marilyn Poitras is a University of Saskatchewan professor. According to her biography, her expertise and passion is around Constitutional and Aboriginal Law.Brian Eyolfson is an Ontario human rights lawyer.In response to the pre-inquiry recommendations, the government also announced today $16.17 million over four years for the creation of Family Information Liaison Units in each province and territory and to increase victims services funding to provide culturally-appropriate victims services for families of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls and survivors of violence.More coming….last_img read more

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UN agriculture agency adopts new strategy to combat animal disease outbreaks

26 July 2010Strengthening measures to prevent and control outbreaks of animal diseases could result in the saving of large amounts of money for governments, the United Nations agriculture agency said today, announcing a new strategy to more effectively detect and combat the diseases. The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said it had drawn on its experience in past animal health emergencies to develop the “One Health” initiative, which aims to improve global response to disease outbreaks, implement effective prevention and containment strategies and manage risks.The strategy, developed in collaboration with UN World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Organisation for Animal Health, also includes boosting the knowledge of the causes of disease outbreaks in livestock production. FAO is requesting donors to invest in its suggested five-year initiative.Actions envisaged in the One Health initiative include: enhancement of disease early warning and detection systems; strengthening of capacity for surveillance and response; identification and assessment of disease causes in food animal production and natural resource management.Others are the strengthening of the capacity of public veterinary services in preparation, prevention and response to animal disease occurrence; assessment of the social and economic impact of diseases; associating private sector stakeholders with public sector action in livestock and wildlife health.The pandemic influenza viruses H5N1 and H1N1, foot-and-mouth disease, Rift Valley fever, and rabies are among the more recent animal disease outbreaks that have had an impact on human health and people’s livelihoods, FAO said in a press release.Land use, ecological dynamics including climate change, and expanding trade and trade routes are all posing new challenges to animal disease prevention and control, the UN agency warned, pointing out that the emerging threats are also related to increased urbanization and rising demand for meat, milk and eggs.“We are expecting the costs to human, animal and plant health of these pathogens, and their overall economic costs, to rise substantially over the next decades,” said Juan Lubroth, FAO’s Chief Veterinary Officer.In the United Kingdom, for example, a 2001 outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease was estimated to have cost the Government and private sector between $25 and $30 billion. The 2002-2003 Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) outbreak in China, Hong Kong, Singapore and Canada is estimated to have cost between $30 and $50 billion.In developing countries, high impact trans-boundary animal diseases pose a direct threat to the food security, nutrition and income of rural communities that are dependent on livestock.The collective influenza virus gene pool currently circulating in humans, poultry, pigs and other animals is becoming more diverse with new strains of the virus across different hosts becoming increasingly common, according to FAO.Given the increase in urban food waste, an increasing number of scavenging animals such as dogs are roaming in urban spaces and human habitats. Certain wild species of animals are also thriving in urban environments posing new threats to human health such as rabies.As a result of human population increases, people are farming animals in locations closer to natural habitats, thereby increasing the risk of disease transmission between domestic animals and wildlife and thus affecting biodiversity and conservation efforts.“This is not science fiction,” said Mr. Lubroth. “The threats are very real. Deadly and economically devastating livestock epidemics have existed throughout history but there is no doubt that more pathogens are emerging – and spreading. The good news is, with the right policies, they can be better detected and contained,” he said. read more

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Fiscal austerity measures driving global economy towards recession – UN

“The vicious circle induced by fiscal contraction, weak financial institutions and financially fragile households is fuelling a crisis of confidence and holding back investment and job creation in the private and public sectors simultaneously,” the UN Conference on Trade and Development said in a policy brief published today.“The countries threatened by recession and deflation should avoid intensified austerity measures because these are unlikely to produce the intended outcomes and could propel the world into a renewed bout of recession, or even into an outright depression,” UNCTAD cautioned.The economic contraction will affect emerging and developing economies alike, it warned, stressing the need to prepare contingency plans.“Unless there is a rapid policy turnaround, the world is in danger of repeating the mistakes of the 1930s,” the agency added.The Group of 20 (G20) major economies initially seemed to recognize the threat of fiscal austerity to the global economy, but recent actions have not been consistent with that recognition, according to UNCTAD.“In particular, the fiscal restraint in the countries with current account surpluses and very low long-run interest rates in Europe, point precisely in the wrong direction. A fragile global economy has a significant interest in the implementation of expansionary, rather than contractionary, fiscal policies in key economies,” the brief stated.“Only the former can open a path towards lower fiscal deficits and falling public debt ratios. A ‘lost decade’ for the world economy would risk the development gains achieved during the recent years, and throw into question the ability of democratic governments to tackle the most urgent challenges of our age,” it added.Meanwhile, UNCTAD released its annual Handbook of Statistics, a wide-ranging survey of numerical information on international trade flows, commodity prices, maritime transport, and the economic performances of developing countries.Trends revealed by the publication include volatile prices for commodities since the beginning of this century and long-term economic gains by several developing countries between 1981 and 2010.China’s share of world exports in goods and services, for example, grew by over eight percentage points, and its share of global gross domestic product (GDP) expanded by nearly seven percentage points, according to the Handbook.Over the same period, the United States’ share of world exports in goods declined by 3.5 percentage points and its portion of global GDP fell by nearly 2.5 percentage points.Countries in the European Union saw a decline in services export share of eight percentage points for the period.Those statistics provide evidence of the growing prominence of developing economies in the global economy.The Handbook also shows that commodity price indices displayed record volatility from 2001 through 2010, climbing at an annual average rate of 12.2 per cent per year, a sharp change from the two preceding decades, when they increased by only 0.5 per cent per year (1981 to 1990) and then fell by 1.3 per cent per year (1991 to 2000).The price of rice, the most important staple food for a large part of the world’s population, showed the sharpest increases between 2001 and 2010, climbing by an average of 15 per cent per year. 19 December 2011Fiscal austerity policies being implemented by countries are driving the global economy towards a recession, the United Nations trade and development body warned today, stressing that greater attention should be paid to high unemployment, which it called a more pressing problem than budgetary deficits. read more

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Hospital sources said that the people who were admitted were suffering from vomiting and tummy aches.Investigations have been launched into the incident. (Colombo Gazette) Over 100 people including children were hospitalized from suspected food poisoning in Dik-oya today, the police said.According to the police the people had fallen sick after consuming food at a Hindu temple in the area last evening.

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Athabasca Oil announces sudden departure of president from company

Athabasca Oil announces sudden departure of president from company AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Canadian Press Posted May 6, 2013 1:51 pm MDT CALGARY – Shares in Athabasca Oil Corp. hit a record low Monday after the company announced the abrupt departure of its president and a new executive committee to “refine” its operational performance.The stock sank as much as 9.4 per cent to $5.71 — a new low — but recovered somewhat to close down 34 cents or 5.4 per cent at $5.96.A company news release doesn’t say why Bryan Gould left the company. Calls to the company were not immediately returned.“We appreciate the many contributions that Bryan made during his time with Athabasca and wish him all the best in his future endeavours,” CEO Sveinung Svarte said.Svarte is assuming the role of president.Athabasca said it has also formed an “executive operational and development committee.”“The committee is intended to refine the company’s operational performance plan, targeting top tier operational performance while incorporating operational flexibility consistent with corporate financing,” Athabasca said.Athabasca has been trying to form a joint venture for its Hangingstone oilsands property in Alberta, but so far a deal has failed to materialize.The fate of its Dover oilsands project, part of a joint venture with PetroChina, is also uncertain. PetroChina has the option of buying Athabasca’s 40 per cent stake in Dover for $1.32 billion within a month of the project obtaining regulatory approval. The longer the approval process drags on, the longer Athabasca has to wait to get that much needed cash infusion.Early last year, PetroChina bought the remaining stake in the MacKay River oilsands project for $680 million, which was also included in the joint venture. read more

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History repeats itself OSU exits NCAA Tournament following Sweet 16 falter

NEWARK, N.J. — For the second consecutive season, Ohio State exits the NCAA Tournament in the Sweet 16 — and, for the second consecutive season, an SEC team showed it the door. Shooting a season-low 32.8 percent from the floor, the OSU men’s basketball team could not hold on, and fell to Kentucky, 62-60, on Friday in Newark, N.J., in the NCAA Tournament. “Some of the shots we missed are shots we have been making all year,” OSU senior guard Jon Diebler said. “It is one of those games you have to give them credit. … Those are shots that we make, and tonight they weren’t going in.” Though a 3-point basket from Diebler tied the game, 60-60, with 21.1 seconds left, Kentucky freshman Brandon Knight hit a jumper in the lane with 5.4 seconds remaining to give the Wildcats the win. “Today he struggled shooting, but he made that last one,” Kentucky coach John Calipari said. “If we are in another game and it is late, that coach will know we’re playing through Brandon.” The final attempt by OSU junior guard William Buford was off the mark. After averaging 18 points in the Buckeyes’ first two tournament games, Buford had just nine points on a dismal 2-for-16 shooting. “Will got a great look off, and we had enough time to make a play on it if it didn’t go in,” OSU coach Thad Matta said. “I don’t know who it was that tipped it away from us.” The contest opened with poor shooting from both teams in front of a crowd of 18,343. OSU and Kentucky had hit only one field goal each when the whistle was blown for the first media timeout with 15:35 remaining in the half. OSU had three turnovers to Kentucky’s two during that stretch, but the Buckeyes led, 4-2. Though OSU shot just 30.8 percent from the floor in the first half, it was able to remain in the game by putting multiple Wildcats in foul trouble and connecting on 12 of its 15 free-throw attempts. The teams went to intermission knotted, 30-30. “Well,” Matta said, “one of those games where we had a hard time putting the ball in the basket.” Kentucky entered the locker room with 11 team fouls — including two on starters Knight, freshman forward Terrence Jones, senior forward Josh Harrellson and junior guard Darius Miller. The Wildcats’ sixth man, junior guard DeAndre Liggins, also had two fouls at the break. OSU fifth-year senior forward David Lighty was able to stay in front of Kentucky’s dribble-drive offense, and drew three charges early, including one on each of Kentucky’s two leading scorers, Knight and Jones. Foul trouble aside, Harrellson led the way for Kentucky early with 12 first-half points to go along with seven rebounds. The senior finished the game with 17 and 10, respectively. Overall, the Wildcats used a balanced attack as all six players who logged minutes scored. Liggins nearly matched Harrellson’s output with 15 points of his own. The teams traded baskets and played evenly for much of the second half as the score was 53-53 with 5:38 remaining in the game. With Buford struggling, the team relied on Freshman of the Year forward Jared Sullinger, who tallied 21 points and 16 rebounds, both game highs. Diebler added 16 for the Buckeyes, while Lighty had 12. Nothing the seniors could do made up for the team’s overall poor shooting. Lighty leaves OSU as the program leader in wins, with 128, and Diebler’s 374 made 3-pointers are tops in Big Ten history. “(We had) an incredible season, an incredible run for these guys,” Matta said. “I told them I never had a team like this, and, you know, these two guys (Diebler and Lighty), as seniors, were incredible.” The 19-for-58 shooting from OSU was good for more than 20 percentage points below its average in its first two tournament games. “It hurts,” Diebler said, “just because we felt we could — we could make a run at the championship.” The Buckeyes will be forced to watch the remainder of the NCAA Tournament from home as they follow Duke and Pittsburgh as No. 1 seeds to make an early exit. read more

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Eurovision votes buck the trend

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Sweden’s Mans Zelmerloew was crowned the 2015 Eurovision winner with the help of generous points from Australia and Greece on Sunday.Australia’s first (and sadly last) chance at voting saw 12 points awarded to Sweden, while Greece gave its 12 points to third placed Italy.It was one of the first times Greece shied away from its usual 12 points to Cyprus, known for voting with a political angle rather than for song choice. It didn’t shy too far away though, with Greece giving Cyprus its second place with 10 points.Cyprus also bucked the trend and gave its 12 points to Italy, with Sweden and Greece getting its 10 and eight points repressively. Interestingly, both the Greek and Cypriot acts were performed by Cypriot nationals, with Maria Elena Kyriakou for Greece and John Karayiannis for Cyprus. Australia’s votes were very on trend with the eventual final rankings. All of its 10 votes were for the top 10 artists, with Sweden, Russia and Italy getting Australia’s 12,10,8 points respectively.Sadly Greece nor Cyprus were handed a bone by the Australian vote, despite many Greek Australian fans casting votes in the early morning of Sunday.The fan vote only accounts for 50 per cent of the final vote for the countries taking part. A national panel decides on the other 50 per cent, a measure recently enacted to stop block voting by political allies.After being given a place in the song contest as a special one off thank to our love of the competition, Australia’s Guy Sebastian took to the stage and charmed audiences, managing a very respectable fifth place.It was awarded 12 points by Austria and Sweden, while the UK and Norway gave us 10 points.Greece and Cyprus awarded Australia five and four points respectively. last_img read more

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Rougeole lépidémie saccroît dans les groupes dâge sujets à complications

first_imgRougeole : l’épidémie s’accroît dans les groupes d’âge sujets à complicationsFrance – L’Institut de veille sanitaire (InVS) a fait état d’une “augmentation significative” du nombre de personnes touchées par l’épidémie de rougeole parmi les moins de 1 an et les 20-29 ans. “C’est un constat préoccupant car les complications sont plus sévères dans ces groupes d’âge”, a souligné l’institut. Depuis le début de l’année 2009, deux personnes touchées par la maladie sont en effet décédées suite à des complications. L’Institut de veille sanitaire rappelle que le vaccin contre la rougeole est fortement recommandé, notamment chez les plus jeunes sujets.En décembre 2009, l’épidémie aurait connu une léger regain d’activité après deux pics épidémiques en février et juin 2009. Le nombre de cas annuel aurait d’ailleurs doublé par rapport à 2008 : selon un bilan provisoire, 1.525 personnes atteintes de rougeole auraient ainsi été recensées par l’InVS. 1.313 seulement connaissaient leur statut vaccinal et, sans surprise, 83% n’étaient pas vaccinées.Le 11 mars 2010 à 10:08 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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Oregon fines local man 1 million for alleged fraud

first_imgOregon’s largest business regulatory and consumer protection agency said Tuesday it has imposed a $1 million civil penalty against a Vancouver man for violating securities laws.The Department of Consumer and Business Services also ordered Shelby H. Bell and his companies — Hobo Prince Economic Project LLC and Be’Rio Transports LLC — to stop doing business in the state.The agency says Bell was not licensed to sell securities in Oregon and the investment was not registered with the state. Bell’s Hobo Prince Economic Project promised investors a return of $900 a week for seven years, according to the agency.He also invited investors to bid on assets worth more than $1.8 trillion that he claimed to own, including an International Bill of Exchange reportedly worth $357 billion, an electric generator worth at least $150 billion and a children’s book worth between $50 million to $175 million domestically and more than $1.25 billion globally.“While no investors apparently have made money, Bell in less than a year attracted more than $187,000 from at least 7,480 people in multiple states and U.S. territories,” the agency said in a news release.last_img read more

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The Samsung Chromebook Plus V2 is down to 300 Update Sold out

first_img Samsung’s Chromebook Plus V2 is premium without the big… Laptops Wireless & Bluetooth Speakers Tags The Cheapskate Tent mode, tablet mode, stand mode (pictured) and laptop mode — the Chromebook Plus V2 does them all. Sarah Tew/CNET Chromebooks aren’t perfect for everything, but they’re awesome for a lot of things. And Samsung makes some excellent Chromebooks, though you usually pay a premium for their premium models.Not today: For a limited time, and while supplies last, the Samsung Chromebook Plus V2 Two-in-One laptop is just $299.99, a full $200 off the regular price. Pro tip: Ebates is currently offering a 3-percent rebate on Samsung purchases, which would save you an extra $9.See it at SamsungThe Chromebook Plus V2 is a Celeron-powered two-in-one, meaning it offers both laptop and tablet modes — and a few in between. It features a 12.2-inch screen, a built-in pen for drawing and note-taking, a pair of USB-C ports (plus a Type-A USB as well) and a 13-megapixel “world-facing” camera. Now playing: Watch this: Comments Amazon Bluetooth Samsung Share your voice 12 Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. 1:31 Although it’s normally priced at $500, the Chromebook Plus V2 has only 32GB of onboard storage — not uncommon given that the Chrome operating system relies heavily on cloud storage, but still less than one might expect. Thankfully, it’s easily expandable via a microSD slot and the aforementioned USB ports.Other dings include a non-backlit keyboard and the lack of an onboard HDMI output. Those aren’t deal-breakers, they’re just annoyances.To get a more complete picture of the system, read CNET’s Samsung Chromebook Plus V2 review. It’s based on that $500 price tag, of course, and takes the system to task for not quite living up to that premium price.But for $300? I daresay the machine would score at least another half star, if not a full one.Your thoughts?Bonus deal: You know I can’t resist a good Bluetooth-speaker deal. Today, there are two I can’t resist.vava-voom-23Go ahead, listen in the rain. Vava First, for a limited time, and while supplies last, the Vava Voom 23 rugged waterproof portable speaker is just $16.99 with promo code YBPVQSBY. Regular price: $35.See it at AmazonThe Voom 23 is IPX6-rated for protection against water, dust, drops and the like. It’s not submersible, but splashes won’t hurt it. Vava promises up to 24 hours of playtime, and over 300 buyers “promise” a 4.4-star speaker experience.coke-speaker Daily Steals Next up: If you like your speakers novelty-style, or you just really like Coca-Cola, this is pretty sweet.For a limited time, and while supplies last, Daily Steals has the Coca-Cola Bluetooth Speaker and FM Radio for $13.99 with promo code CHPSKTCOLA. It’s $18-$19 elsewhere.See it at Daily StealsSo, yeah: It’s a Coke can! And a speaker. And an FM radio. There’s also a line-in jack and even a microSD slot (here referred to as a TF-card slot).I wouldn’t expect top-notch sound quality, and I suspect the radio doesn’t let you store presets — it’s probably a seek/manual-tune situation.But as novelty speakers go, this one seems pretty cool.CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on PCs, phones, gadgets and much more. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page. Find more great buys on the CNET Deals page and follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter! last_img read more

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CCTV appears to show Parsons Green bomb suspect

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Khaledas fake birthday celebration destroys dialogue atmosphere Quader

first_imgObaidul Quader. File PhotoRuling Bangladesh Awami League (AL) general secretary Obaidul Quader alleged on Tuesday that BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia has destroyed any atmosphere for a national dialogue by celebrating “fake birthday” on 15 August.Speaking to newsmen after placing wreaths at the portrait of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at Dhanmondi 32 in the morning, Quader further alleged that the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) chairperson thwarts democratic process by observing “fake birthday” on 15 August.“By celebrating this birth day, she [Khaleda] is destroying any atmosphere for dialogue. According to her marriage certificate and passport, 15 August is not her birth date,” claimed Quader, also road transport and bridges minister.The AL general secretary mentioned that AL president and prime minister Sheikh Hasina went to Khaleda’s Gulshan office to visit her after the death of her son Arafat Rahman Koko.“But, Khaleda declined to meet her [Hasina]. A congenial atmosphere would have been created had Khaleda met the prime minister on the day,” claimed Quader.last_img read more

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Special Ed Experts Raise More Questions About Controversial DataMining Company

first_img X 00:00 /01:14 PexelsSince 2004, Texas has discouraged schools from enrolling more than 8.5 percent of all students in special education. Now lawmakers have banned that practice.More concerns are emerging about a company awarded a $4 million no-bid contract to mine special education data in Texas, based on the company’s previous work in Louisiana.News 88.7 obtained a copy of that report by SPEDx, which experts say raises serious questions about their methods and findings.“What jumped out at me is that it seemed counter to much of the research that has been done nationally,” said Randy Soffer, with the University of St. Thomas.SPEDx_Louisiana-reportSoffer pointed to national research that shows children with disabilities do better academically and socially when they’re included in general education classes. But SPEDx found that in Louisiana, students made more progress when they were more isolated in special ed classes.Soffer added other concerns include how SPEDx based its findings only on standardized test scores — instead of including student work, individualized education plans and more qualitative analysis — and how it focused on how to save money.“If they were to replicate what they did in Louisiana here in Texas, I would have major concerns,” Soffer said. “Again, based on the methods that were used, the limited data that was analyzed, how it was analyzed. I just think there are a lot of concerns here.”Texas has already been scrutinized nationally for limiting special ed services.Sabina Duhon, a speech language pathologist, echoed many of the same concerns, especially since Texas has already been scrutinized for limiting special ed services.She said for speech therapy, the report took a standardized approach instead of what individual students need.“I think Texas is moving backwards if they were to make determinations about children and whether they should be eligible for services or not, if they go by this report. This report is cost-cut analysis at best,” Duhon said. “It diminishes children as individuals. It looks at them as a stereotypical group rather than the unique children that they are. I believe it would cut the number of special education even lower.” Listen To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Sharelast_img read more

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first_imgJanuary 2, 2009 – XStor Medical Systems, a privately held Silicon Valley company, released its flagship Imaging Platform for advanced clinical applications and collaborative patient care. The XStor Imaging Platform reportedly enables products that facilitate participating hospitals, clinics and healthcare systems to securely share patient information with affiliates, partners, physician groups and patients. The XStor Imaging Platform is a complete image management and storage solution for images, videos and related patient information, and is designed to operate in a heterogeneous multi-modality environment within and across health care enterprises. It augments existing infrastructure to improve multidisciplinary collaboration in a secure, Web-accessible environment, by adhering to existing and emerging industry standards.For more information: www.xstorsystems.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | January 01, 2009 XStor Imaging Platform Allows Hospitals to Share Patient Information last_img read more

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Low fares keep global air travel strong despite negative influences IATA

first_img Tuesday, September 13, 2016 Share << Previous PostNext Post >> Posted by Travelweek Group center_img GENEVA — The global air passenger market showed resilience into the peak summer period, with lower fares helping to offset more negative influences on demand, according to the latest report from IATA.Annual growth in industry-wide traffic accelerated to 5.9% year-on-year in July – the fastest pace in five months. And while the industry-wide load factor edged down in July, it remains high at 83.7%, just 0.1 percentage point lower than the record July high reached last year.Meanwhile Q2 results point to another solid quarter for industry profitability and cash flow, “although CFOs report that they no longer expect further improvement in profitability over the next 12 months,” says IATA. Global airline share prices fell by 1.6% in August, and remain well down on where they started the year. North American airlines continue to outperform their counterparts in other regions of the world.IATA noted that premium airfares have held up better than their economy counterparts on many of the key premium routes so far this year, and the segment continues to offer a buffer for overall airline financial performance.More news:  Consolidation in the cruise industry as PONANT set to acquire Paul Gauguin CruisesOil prices rallied during much of August, driven by expectations that major producers may act to freeze supply. But concerns about oversupply resurfaced towards the end of the month, and oil prices ended August back around US$47/bbl. Analysts said they expect oil prices to remain below US$55/bbl for the foreseeable future. Tags: IATA Low fares keep global air travel strong despite “negative influences”: IATAlast_img read more

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January 17 2019

first_imgJanuary 17 , 2019 A French court has canceled the license for one of Monsanto’s glyphosate-based weedkillers over safety concerns, placing an immediate ban on Roundup Pro 360, Reuters reported.A court in Lyon on Tuesday ruled that the approval granted by French environment agency ANSES in 2017 for Roundup Pro 360 had failed to take into account potential health risks.Germany’s Bayer, which bought Monsanto for US$63 billion last year, faces thousands of U.S. lawsuits by people who say its Roundup and Ranger Pro products caused their cancer. Bayer, which said it disagreed with the decision and was considering its legal options, has cited regulatory rulings as well as scientific studies that found glyphosate to be safe.The firm is appealing a first U.S. court ruling that awarded US$78 million in damages to a school groundskeeper from California.“Bayer disagrees with the decision taken by the Administrative Court of Lyon to cancel the marketing authorization for RoundUp Pro 360,” it was quoted as saying in a statement.“This product formulation, like all crop protection products, has been subject to a strict evaluation by the French authorities (ANSES), an independent body and guarantor of the public health security.” Police uncover huge Italian ‘kiwigate’ scandal … You might also be interested inlast_img read more

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Nevada officials reach out to Dbacks on potential

first_img Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation The “news” comes as a bit of a surprise as many expected the Browns to be a darkhorse in the Kolb sweepstakes after acquiring a second first-round pick in 2012 from the Atlanta Falcons.While Cabot sounds confident in her sources, this could be yet another example of a team bluffing in an attempt to drive down the price on Kolb. Which seems a lot easier to believe than the idea of Cleveland actually being in love with Colt McCoy as their quarterback of the future. Thanks to the lockout the Kolb situation has of course become one of the highest stakes and longest games of poker ever. With all the contradicting information that continues to emerge on an almost a daily basis, we’re starting to think everyone involved might be hiding an awful lot of actual information behind some pretty good poker faces.That or every team in the NFL in search of a quarterback has no clue what they actually want to do. The lockout has given general managers and coaches around the league a lot of time to second guess themselves. Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away Comments   Share   Top Stories center_img #Browns won’t pursue Eagles QB Kevin Kolb, league source tells Plain Dealer.#nflless than a minute ago via Mobile Web Favorite Retweet ReplyMary Kay CabotMaryKayCabot D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ If the Arizona Cardinals are truly the front runner to land the Philadelphia Eagles’ Kevin Kolb, they’ll have one less team to compete with for his services. That is, if we choose to believe anything that is coming out in the media about the entire situation.Mary Kay Cabot, the Browns beat writer for the Cleveland Plain Dealer, tweeted out sources have informed her Mike Holmgren’s team won’t be making an offer for the young quarterback. What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinkelast_img read more

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