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Court to rule if BC can limit bitumen in key case for

first_imgVANCOUVER — A British Columbia court is set to rule Friday whether the province can restrict shipments of diluted bitumen through its borders, in what will be a crucial decision for the future of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.The province filed a reference question to the B.C. Court of Appeal that asked whether it had the constitutional authority to create a permitting regime for companies that want to increase their flow of oilsands crude.B.C. argued the law is aimed at protecting its lands, rivers and lakes from hazardous substances, but Alberta and the federal government have said the goal is to delay or block the pipeline expansion.“It’s a little bit strange to argue that diluted bitumen is such a dangerous product that it needs to be regulated, but it’s only (an) entity that wants to increase its flow that falls under this particular scheme,” said Eric Adams, a University of Alberta law professor.“Guess what that entity is? It’s the Trans Mountain pipeline.”The Trudeau government has purchased the pipeline and expansion project for $4.5 billion. Alberta sees it as an essential development to get more oilsands product to overseas markets, but B.C. opposes a three-fold increase of diluted bitumen through its territories.If B.C. is given the green light to enact amendments to its Environmental Management Act, it would be able to require Trans Mountain Corp. to obtain a so-called “hazardous substance permit” for its expansion.An application for a permit would have to detail the health and environmental risks of a spill, the measures in place to minimize those risks and financial measures, including insurance, to ensure capacity to respond.The corporation would also have to establish a fund for local governments and First Nations, giving them capacity to respond to a spill and agree to compensate anyone involved in responding.A provincial public servant would also be empowered to add conditions to the hazardous substance permit, as long as they were necessary to protect the environment and human health.If Trans Mountain fails to comply, the public servant could, with notice, suspend or cancel the permit.Adams, an expert in constitutional law, said federal and provincial governments have overlapping powers over environmental issues. However, he said everyone concedes that the federal government has exclusive jurisdiction over interprovincial pipelines.The question before the Appeal Court is how that power relates to B.C.’s authority to regulate what it says is a toxic substance within its borders, he said.“They’re not actually regulating the pipeline at all, (B.C.) would say. They’re regulating a dangerous product,” he said. “Even if it happens to be in B.C. by virtue of a pipeline, that doesn’t take away B.C.’s jurisdiction.”But Adams noted that Premier John Horgan said on the campaign trail that he would use “every tool in the toolbox” to stop Trans Mountain. Once in power, Horgan softened his language to say he would use every tool to protect B.C.“It’s not very difficult to connect the dots between this proposed legislation and a political attempt to stop a pipeline that falls within federal jurisdiction,” Adams said.Canadian courts look at the full context when they’re evaluating the dominant purpose of a law, he added. So even though those who drafted the B.C. legislation worked carefully to try to write it constitutionally, the public comments of government officials still matter.B.C. announced it would enact the legislative amendments in January 2018, sparking a trade war with then-Alberta premier Rachel Notley, who retaliated by banning B.C. wine from her province.Horgan eased the tension by promising to file a reference case that examined the constitutionality of the law, prompting Notley to end the wine ban in February 2018.The Appeal Court heard the case in March. Saskatchewan, Trans Mountain Corp. and Enbridge Inc. were among those who argued against B.C.’s proposed permitting regime, while First Nations, cities and environmental groups supported it.It might appear contradictory that B.C. recently filed a court challenge of Alberta’s “turn off the taps” law that would give Premier Jason Kenney’s government the ability to restrict gas shipments to B.C., said Adams.However, he said the B.C. government is on solid legal footing there because of a section in the constitution that prevents provinces from discriminating on supply or pricing to other areas of Canada.The story might not end with the ruling on Friday, Adams said. Either side could take the reference case to the Supreme Court of Canada, which must automatically agree to hear it.— Follow @ellekane on Twitter.Laura Kane, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Soldout Festival – 2018 ComediHa FestQuebecs revamped experience

first_imgAdvertisement Twitter Advertisement The first partnership with Facebook led to the Bang Bang Rodéo show, streamed live on ComediHa!’s Facebook page. The show, hosted by comedic duo Sèxe Illégal and 100% uncensored, was enjoyed by a live and online audience.Old standbys always popularThe traditional ComediHa! Galas presented by TELUS were back at Palais Montcalm, an exceptional intimate venue. Expectations were met—even surpassed—thanks to the big-name hosts and their guests who gave the audience some magical moments. ComediHa! Galas presented by TELUS will be broadcast on ICI Radio-Canada Télé starting in September.The ComediHa! Club Best of shows were also recorded for television and won over comedy fans by featuring up-and-coming comics. The shows will be broadcast under the program name Trait d’humour on the Unis TV channel as of October.Worldwide appealComediHa! Fest-Quebec has cemented its reputation as a global comedy showcase by attracting international artists and industry professionals from all over the world. An impressive number of tourists were in town to appreciate the likes of French comedians Kev Adams and Jarry, who won over the local and non-local audience. There were also members of the International Emmy Awards jury attending the festival, who were there to watch and evaluate Latin American television productions.Towards the 20th anniversaryThe ComediHa! Fest-Quebec team is already working on the 20th annual festival with the aim of enhancing the experience for festivalgoers while continuing to develop the concept of playground villages. As announced in July, ComediHa! Fest will be expanding into six Quebec regions next summer to reach a wider audience and provide a top quality professional festival experience.Thanks to our partnersComediHa! Fest-Quebec greatly appreciates the invaluable support of its collaborating partners, TELUS and Loto-Québec, as well as Discount, Fairmont Le Château Frontenac, Couche-Tard, Les Rôtisseries St-Hubert, Montellier, Énergir, National Bank, Government of Canada, Government of Quebec, City of Quebec, Quebec City Tourism, Commission de la capitale nationale du Québec, Radio-Canada, Canal D, Unis TV, Canada Media Fund, Le Journal de Québec, Rouge, Énergie, Réseau de transport de la Capitale, Marrakech du Rire, Liège’s Voo Rire, Switzerland’s Morges-Sous-Rire, Cannes’ Performance d’acteur, ComediHa! Agency, Palais Montcalm, Impérial Bell, Cinemania Film Festival, Quebec City Film Festival and Taverne Grande Allée.ABOUT COMEDIHA!  Voir la vie en drôleComediHa! is a major creator of comedy content distributed through multiple broadcast platforms, including live and televised. ComediHa! is one of the world’s most influential leaders in the various laughter communities, among both performers and the mass audience. The passion shown by our 60 full-time permanent employees and 1,400 full-time temporary staff helps “making people laugh worldwide.” ComediHa! comprises over 20 management artists, three offices (Quebec City, Montreal and Los Angeles), over $25 million in sales, over 1 million followers on our social media and related networks, over 50 million television viewers in Canada and 100 million viewers around the world, over 3,000 shows, more than 500 television shows and products broadcast in over 100 countries, a major festival in Quebec City in August, and five associated festivals around the world. QUEBEC CITY, Aug, 20, 2018 – After 12 days of fun and laughter in Quebec City, the 19th annual ComediHa! Fest-Quebec, in collaboration with TELUS and Loto-Québec, once again delighted thousands of festivalgoers who came to “See the funny side of life.” The festival was quite the global comedy central, where 450 artists and performers took part this year in more than 300 shows and activities. With a budget of over $11 million, ComediHa! Fest-Quebec revamped its format by providing a new and unique comedic experience.New features at 19th annual festivalComediHa! Fest-Quebec featured an experiential component with two playground villages and various unusual venues that were quite popular with festivalgoers and artists alike. The Ha!ngar, a room built entirely of containers, drew in big crowds, especially for the highly anticipated Piment Fort shows, which sold out very night. The Show Mystère, L’heure de pointe, 60 minutes de stand-up and Comédie dans le noir shows were also big sell-outs throughout the festival.For the first time, free activities and shows were available to the public. They included a zip line, the St-Hubert climbing wall, the Défi-Évasion escape room, the live juke box, the enchanted forest and ComediHa! Dell’Arte, drawing in young and old crowds alike. High-wire walker Laurence Tremblay-Vu’s show was presented every evening at 6 p.m., where he amazed spectators with his incredible feats. Festivalgoers were also able to enjoy the MiHa!M Quebec food space, as well as nearby rest areas. Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Login/Register With:last_img read more

Naamdars use naval fleet for holidaying says Jaitley

first_imgNew Delhi: Echoing sentiments expressed by the Prime Minister over the use of INS Viraat by late Rajiv Gandhi for a family vacation, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday said while the “kaamdars” used India’s naval fleet to strike at terror, “naamdars” used them for personal reasons.”The Kaamdars use India’s naval assets to strike at terror. The Naamdars use them for personal vacations with family and in-laws,” Jaitley said in a tweet. Prime Minister Narendra Modi often uses the word “naamdar” to refer to the members of the Gandhi family, and “kaamdar” for people who work hard for the nation. Also Read – 2019 most peaceful festive season for J&K: Jitendra SinghModi, during an election rally on Wednesday, had accused the Gandhi family of using warship INS Viraat as its “personal taxi” for a holiday when Rajiv Gandhi was India’s prime minister between 1984-89. “Rajiv Gandhi was accompanied by his in-laws (on INS Viraat) who had come from Italy. The question is whether the security of the country was not compromised by taking foreigners onboard a warship,” Modi asked. Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated on May 21, 1991, at Sriperumbudur in Tamil Nadu. In a separate tweet, Jaitley said that the Congress party which had blamed DMK for Gandhi’s assassination has now tied up with the regional party in Tamil Nadu during the ongoing general election. “From December 1990 till May 1991, when Shri Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated, the Congress Party-supported Chandra Shekhar government was in power. “From May 1991 till 2004, the Congress blamed its present ally the DMK for Shri Rajiv Gandhi’s assassination. It even withdrew support from the United Front government on this ground. 28 years later, today a desperate Congress has discovered a BJP role,” Jaitley said.last_img read more

South Lake Tahoe awaits outcome of vacation home rental suit

RENO, Nev. — The resort city of South Lake Tahoe is walking the tightrope between enforcing a voter-approved ban on vacation home rentals in residential areas while also awaiting the outcome of a lawsuit filed against that very same law.The Reno Gazette Journal reports the South Lake Tahoe’s city council hopes to find the right balance while also holding out hope for a future compromise that would satisfy both sides of a heated Airbnb debate.Last week, the council expressed support for implementing the new law’s stricter occupancy limits and freeze on new vacation home rental permits in residential areas.The city council also supported a continued delay of the occupancy limits while the case is pending in court, citing concern about vacationers who have already booked rooms for vacation home rentals.Implementation of the tougher occupancy limits was put on hold Dec. 24, after an El Dorado County Superior Court judge issued a temporary restraining order to freeze it.The Reno newspaper reports that while the preliminary injunction was limited to the new law’s occupancy limits, the group behind the lawsuit also filed a motion on Jan. 7 requesting that the restraining order apply to other parts of the law, including the freeze on new VHR permits.South Lake Tahoe also has yet to reveal its plans or strategy for the lawsuit, which names the city as the defendant.During the recent closed-door session, some expected the city council to decide whether to defend the new law, which it was not involved in and also expressed concerns about prior to the elections due to its potential impact on tourism-based revenue.Lake Tahoe has a long history for vacation homes. But the rise of companies such as Airbnb combined with increasing acceptance of short-term rentals from tourists is fueling an influx of vacationers staying in residential neighbourhoods in recent years.Some residents claim it increased traffic and nuisance in the city’s traditionally quiet neighbourhoods, according to the Gazette Journal.___Information from: Reno Gazette-Journal, http://www.rgj.comThe Associated Press read more

Foreignbought real estate concentrated in Toronto and northern suburb after new tax

Newly released data from the Ontario government shows half of real estate transactions involving a foreign buyer in the Greater Golden Horseshoe region took place in Toronto the month after the province introduced a new tax on non-residents.The Ontario government says there were 857 residential and agricultural real estate purchases by foreigners in the Greater Golden Horseshoe — which stretches from the Niagara Region to Peterborough, Ont. — between April 24 and May 26.Half of those foreign-bought properties were in Toronto and 21 per cent were in York Region.Foreign buyers were responsible for nine per cent of total transactions in York Region and seven per cent in Toronto, with lower percentages in surrounding areas.The government said last week that nearly five per cent of home purchases in the Greater Golden Horseshoe region were made by non-residents since the foreign buyer tax was announced.The non-resident speculation tax came into effect in April, the same month the government first began collecting information from real estate buyers concerning their citizenship, residency and their intentions for their property.The 15 per cent tax applies to purchases by people who aren’t citizens or permanent residents, and by foreign corporations.The tax was one part of a housing plan the government introduced in an effort to cool down the market in the Toronto area and beyond. read more

Ohio State wrestlers set for hometown reunions against Indiana Maryland

Then-redshirt-junior wrestler Logan Stieber won his third national title March 22 against Virginia Tech’s Devin Carter, 10-1.Credit: Courtesy of OSU AthleticsWith three straight away wins under its belt, the Ohio State wrestling team has a chance at a clean sweep of four straight meets away from Columbus.The Buckeyes, ranked fourth nationally, are set to take on Indiana on Friday in Norwalk, Ohio, at Norwalk High School, before traveling to Maryland on Sunday to take on the Terrapins.Last weekend, the Buckeyes knocked off No. 16 Michigan, 25-15, and Michigan State, 25-13.OSU (7-3, 2-1) has been led by three-time defending national champion redshirt-senior Logan Stieber (15-0). Stieber, who wrestled at Monroeville — just a 10-minute drive from Norwalk — said he is eager to return to his roots and perform in front of an anticipated large crowd.“It’s going to be good, a lot of people,” Stieber said. “Wrestling in front of a home crowd is great, I’m really excited.”The Big Ten is home to 11 teams ranked in the USA Today/NWCA top-25 poll, but even though these upcoming opponents aren’t among the best, Stieber said he believes each week is full of tough competition.“We’re used to wrestling good opponents, when we wrestle Friday and Sunday, you get a good guy Friday and a good guy Sunday, so it helps us get better,” he said. “These are the toughest guys in the country.”His brother, redshirt-junior Hunter Stieber, ranked sixth in the country, is also returning to his hometown crowd, but because of an injury, he might not be able to compete for the rest of the season.Freshman and fifth-ranked Kyle Snyder (17-2), who wrestles in the 197-pound weight class, will also be returning home this weekend when the team heads to Maryland on Sunday. Snyder was 179-0 and a three-time national prep champion in his first three years of high school.The Woodbine, Md., native said he expects between 60 and 70 friends and family members to attend his match and wants himself and the team put together a strong showing.“It’s gonna be awesome, I have a huge family and I don’t get to see them too often so I’m really excited to compete in front of them,” Snyder said. “Hopefully, we as a team, we can beat Maryland and I can get a win, too.”Redshirt-freshman Bo Jordan (9-0) is set to put his undefeated record on the line in the 165-pound division when he is projected to take on seventh-ranked Taylor Walsh (24-3) for Indiana and Tyler Manion (3-11).Jordan and Logan Stieber are the only two remaining unbeaten Buckeyes.Heading into the weekend’s matches, coach Tom Ryan said he believes his team has gone through many challenges and has responded well.“It’s been a challenging year, some of the situations we have faced couldn’t have been predicted, but we are learning about ourselves,” Ryan said.Ryan holds a 6-0 record against Indiana since becoming the head coach in 2006-07.This will be OSU’s first Big Ten meet against Maryland since the Terrapins joined the conference this season.Friday’s match is set to begin at 7 p.m. with Sunday’s meet starting at noon. read more

NHS guilty of ridiculous waste of resources and could improve care without

The NHS is guilty of a “ridiculous waste of resources” – and could improve care without spending a penny more, its most senior doctor says.  He said too many surgeons were left unable to operate – sometimes on a daily basis – because of a failure to tackle bedblocking, with beds filled by those unable to discharged for want of help at home. Writing for The Telegraph, the senior surgeon said that too often, the system had stopped functioning even before the first patient arrives for surgery…. Prof Keith Willett, medical director for acute care, urged staff to stop “fuming” when the system “grinds to a halt” and instead do more to prevent beds being blocked by patients who should have been discharged. read more

MHI receives order for worlds largest post combustion CO2 capture system

first_imgMitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has received an order for a world’s largest post combustion CO2 capture system for the enhanced oil recovery (EOR) project in Texas, USA, which is primarily promoted by NRG Energy, an independent power producer (IPP) of the US, and JX Nippon Oil & Gas Exploration Corp, a JX Group company of Japan.  The system will capture CO2 from flue gas from an existing coal-fired power generation plant and will have a CO2 capture capacity of 4,776 t/d. The system is slated for completion in the fourth quarter of 2016.MHI received the CO2 capture system order from Petra Nova, a special purpose company of NRG and one of the companies implementing the project, through Mitsubishi Heavy Industries America (MHIA), a wholly owned subsidiary of MHI in the USAThe consortium partner of MHIA in receiving order from Petra Nova is TIC – The Industrial Co, a heavy industrial contractor.The EOR project involves the separation and capture of CO2 from flue gas emitted from Unit 8 of NRG’s WA Parish generation station, a coal-fired power generation plant, located approximately 60 km southwest of Houston, Texas, and injection of the CO2 into nearby West Ranch oil field to boost crude oil production.The CO2 capture system will consist of a flue-gas quencher, absorber and regeneration system, CO2 compression unit, and utility facilities. It will have a CO2 capture efficiency of 90%. MHI will license CO2 capture technology to Petra Nova through MHIA. The MHIA/TIC consortium will undertake engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of the CO2 capture system and its ancillary facilitiesMHI’s CO2 capture technology is the KM CDR Process®, which uses a proprietary KS-1 TM high-performance solvent for CO2 absorption and desorption that was jointly developed by MHI and the Kansai Electric Power Co. Compared with other CO2 capture technologies, the KM CDR Process uses significantly less energy.  Its outstanding performance is highly regarded, and the process has been adopted in many CO2 capture plants in Japan and abroad, making MHI the leader in this industryIn the area of CO2 capture from coal-fired flue gas, which requires highly sophisticated technology due to various impurities contained in the flue gas, MHI has already established an impressive track record.  For instance, MHI has conducted small-scale demonstration testing for CO2 capture from coal-fired flue gas at 10 t/d since 2006, in cooperation with Electric Power Development (J-POWER) and completed the verification of uninterrupted table operations.  More recently, the 500 t/d CO2 capture demonstration test for capturing and sequestering CO2 from emissions at a coal-fired power generation plant, conducted jointly by MHI and Southern Company Services (SCS), was completed in December last year, achieving initial phase targets.  Based on these results, MHI has been promoting its commercial applications.MHI believes that its track record is gaining wider recognition within the industry and proved instrumental in the latest order for this world’s largest flue gas CO2 capture system for an existing coal-fired power generation plant.EOR projects, including the project related to this order, are advanced solutions, which concurrently address issues in both environment and energy fields.  MHI will participate in this meaningful EOR project, enabling stable operation of the CO2 capture system.  Going forward, MHI intends to continue its support of sustainable environment preservation and economic development through its aggressive involvement in this field.last_img read more

Airobotics achieves new first with automated drones in the US

first_imgAirobotics has received a Certificate of Waiver (CoW) from the US Federal Aviation Administration that will allow it to operate from the company’s remote operations centre in Scottsdale, Arizona.It has become the first company in the US to receive a CoW that combines three elements – flying beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) for automated drone operations, over human beings, with a visual observer that is not required to keep a visual line of sight on the drone.The company said this CoW for BVLOS will primarily be used within the mining sector as well as other industrial facilities in the US.Ran Krauss, CEO and Co-Founder of Airobotics, said: “We recently opened our US headquarters in Arizona and this latest certification opens the gateways to offering American mining companies, seaports, major construction projects and, in the future, smart cities, an optimal means of increasing efficiency and safety while decreasing operational costs.”He added: “As our unique pilotless drone technology and industrial grade platform continues breaking new ground, we are able to provide customers with a more accurate and frequent data-driven solution that is the only one of its class in the industry.”The company recently announced a $30 million Series D round of funding bringing its total investment to $101 million. This new round of funding is to be used to further scale operations in the US after recently establishing its headquarters in Scottsdale, where Airobotics will run all North America, South America and Central America operations.Airobotics says its automated solution represents the next generation of drone operations, overtaking standard piloted services which are expensive, inaccurate and not always available. The company is the first and only drone solution worldwide certified to fly without a human operator.“The latest award positions Airobotics as the only drone company certified to fly BVLOS in the US, Australia and Israel, three countries considered to be in the cutting edge of UAV regulations,” the company said.last_img read more

John Gardiner Dalys future Wexfords exit while Limerick and Tipperary march on

first_imgA downcast Anthony Daly during yesterday’s game. Source: James Crombie/INPHOALL-IRELAND QUARTER-final day is one of the hurling occasions in the summer that I look forward to most.Go back over the last few years and invariably we’ve been treated to great games. There’s the prize of a big day out in Croke Park at stake. The pressure isn’t as great and both teams usually go for it. It’s good stuff to watch.I thought yesterday would fall into that category. A big crowd in Thurles with plenty from Wexford and four teams with chances to make their mark as Wexford and Tipperary had the qualifier momentum with Dublin and Limerick having the desire to bounce back from defeats.DisappointmentIt never materialised into a day of cracking hurling. The standard wasn’t great, it was stop-start stuff and there was messy hurling on show. Limerick and Tipperary ran out convincing winners but it was a desperately disappointing day for Wexford and Dublin.The recent schedule of games didn’t help Wexford. The most important thing for them yesterday was to get off to a good start. Go ahead on the scoreboard, get the crowd behind them and then while the bodies might have been tired, the enthusiasm of their minds would get them through.Instead Wexford were lethargic and well beaten. It’s a pity for them as their season ends with old doubts about them returning. They should look at their season as a whole and they’ve made huge progress. The age profile of their side is favourable and should allow them to build on this. Source: James Crombie/INPHODublin never got going yesterday and it was indicative of their 2014 season. Seeing them against Cork last August, I thought this was a team going places and were likely to threaten for the All-Ireland title. It was interesting they opted not to go with a sweeper yesterday. It’s a game they play really well and it would have allowed them to nullify the direct running of Bonner Maher. The setup of 15 v 15 suited Tipperary’s attacking setup and they took charge.Time For ChangeIs there a need for Dublin to shake things up? From the outside, it looks like they need an injection of something new. There’s no doubt that Anthony Daly has done a brilliant job with Dublin. My own view is he’ll know himself and I think he may have brought them as far as he can. It looks like 2013 was their best chance of winning an All-Ireland under him and change could be on the way. Source: James Crombie/INPHOIn contrast Limerick are flying after yesterday. I was very impressed by them. The work rate that shone through in the Munster semi-final – but was lacking slightly in the Munster final – returned yesterday. Paul Browne and James Ryan were flying at midfield. Shane Dowling continues to get vital scores, he’s hit 4-29 in three games and is performing really consistently. Graeme Mulcahy was also very lively in the corner alongside him.Declan Hannon turned in a really good performance and that was a major positive for Limerick. It’ll be interesting now to see where Donal O’Grady will fit in if he returns from injury against Kilkenny. I’d give Limerick a right chance in the All-Ireland semi-final. Their defence is excellent and if they can get their forward unit going, they’ll really put it up to Kilkenny. Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHOTipperary also look to be in a good place. They seem to have rode out the storm since the defeat to Limerick and they look settled. They were good in defence yesterday and struck home the goals when it mattered.Shane McGrath was excellent throughout. His form is a big boost for Tipperary and is the kind of guy who can really inspire a team, getting hooks and blocks in before carrying the ball forward. I don’t think Tipperary are firing on all cylinders yet and will need to step it up against Cork. That’s going to be a cracking game though, I expect it’ll be a shootout and whichever backline copes best will help their team prevail.U21 ShowdownIt’s a week where the focus is on Gaelic football but there’s a massive hurling match on Wednesday night in Ennis. The Munster U21 final is a huge game for Cork. The lack of underage success at minor and U21 has been highlighted constantly. This is a chance to correct that.Cork had a good win over a fancied Waterford side in the semi-final. They have a right chance on Sunday and a few really good quality players. Alan Cadogan is one of the best forwards in the senior championship this year and will be a huge threat at U21 level. Source: James Crombie/INPHOClare are favourites though. They’ve lead the way at U21 level  in recent years. They’ve the likes of Tony Kelly and Colm Galvin in their ranks and a brilliant team. It should be a great game and I’m looking forward to it.We’re the only ones paddling this canoe, says Tipperary star James WoodlockDunne hoping Wexford learn from Semple Stadium horror showlast_img read more

Construction Begins Soon On Americas Tallest TimberFramed Highrise

first_img Over the past few years, engineers, architects, and builders have started to embrace the timber-framed highrise. Soon, crews will begin construction on the tallest one in the United States.Lever Architecture won a design competition in late 2015 and was awarded a cool $3 million to turn their concept into a reality. The 11-storey, 148-foot tall Framework Building will be erected on a site in Portland’s Pearl District.The Building will feature ground-floor retail spaces. Above those there will be five floors of office space reserved for certified B corporations, companies that “meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability, and aspire to use the power of markets to solve social and environmental problems.” The remaining floors will be made up of one- and two- bedroom apartments.Now that the appropriate permits have been issued, work can begin. If everything goes to plan, construction should be completed by the end of 2018. The Framework Building won’t be the first timber highrise in Portland. That distinction goes to Carbon12, an 8-storey condominium building designed by PATH Architecture.So how do you build something that’s nearly 150 feet tall out of timber? Not by using standard dimensional lumber like you would when building a house, that’s for sure. Lever Architecture’s design will utilize cross-laminated timber.Cross-laminated timber lets builders do some truly amazing things, things that aren’t otherwise possible with wood. The Framework Building will feature laminated floor panels that measure 50 feet long. CLT members are also resilient against fire and earthquakes — and that’s an important quality for a building in Portland, which has seen its fair share of seismic activity.Images: Lever Architecture San Diego to Build Charging Stations for 3,000 Electric Buses, TrucksHydrogen-Powered Plane Can Fly 20 Passengers Up to 500 Miles Stay on targetlast_img read more

2015 Slammy Awards take place on tonights 1221 RAW

first_img Pinterest Twitter WWE Monday Night RAW is live tonight from Minneapolis, Minnesota with the presentation of the 2015 Slammy Awards. Awards to be given out include Superstar of the Year, Diva of the Year, Match of the Year, OMG, LOL, This is Awesome Moments, Best John Cena US Open Challenge and more.WWE.com has a Five-Point Preview for tonight that you can view by clicking here.Wrestleview.com will have live coverage of RAW tonight at 8:00 p.m. ET.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipJohn Cena Says WWE Doesn`t Need HimVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:32/Current Time 0:00Loaded: 100.00%0:00Remaining Time -0:32 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 WhatsApp Now Playing Up Next Wrestleview Post-RAW #49: King of the Ring tournament discussion, RAW review Cesaro Hopeful WWE Will Reunite The Bar Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Becky Lynch `WWE 24` Documentary Premier Date Announced Facebook Now Playing Up Next John Cena Says WWE Doesn`t Need Himcenter_img John Cena Celebrity Shortlist: Top 3 Actors You Didn’t Know Could Rap Vin Diesel and John Cena share ‘intense’ scene Videos Articles Live Podcast: Review of AEW’s second PPV Fyter Fest from Daytona Beach, Florida Jimmy Fallon Google+ Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Live Podcast: WWE Fastlane Reactions to The Shield, Becky going to WrestleManialast_img
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Howe thanks Begovic for Brighton win

first_imgBournemouth manager Eddie Howe says they are “indebted” to goalkeeper Asmir Begovic for their 2-0 win against Brighton after the 31-year-old shot stopper pulled off excellent saves to keep a clean sheet.With the score at 1-0, Bournemouth had to rely on Asmir Begovic to maintain their lead at the stroke of half-time as he denied Lewis Dunk with a brilliants piece of goalkeeping.David Brooks scored again in the second half to complete his brace and hand Bournemouth their first victory in four matches.Manager Eddie Howe recognized Begovic’s contribution after the game, praising the former Chelsea keeper.Pep Guardiola: “Aymeric Laporte’s injury doesn’t look good” Andrew Smyth – August 31, 2019 Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola admits Aymeric Laporte’s injury “does not look good” and fears the defender will be out for a long time.“We were indebted to Asmir Begovic who made some important saves for us in the opening period,” Howe told the club’s website.“The recent run we’ve been on has been tough. At 1-0, the game was very much in the balance but the players stood firm and hopefully that sets us up well now for the rest of the Christmas period.“Overall, I thought we were a bit nervy in the first half, but in the second half, we were a lot better.“Before the second goal and before the second half I felt we had control of the match. We got our rhythm back and then our confidence returned.”last_img read more

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Work underway to save endangered plant at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve

first_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsTORREY PINES (KUSI)- The Chaparral Lands Conservancy and San Diego Zoo Global are working together to preserve an endangered plant here in San Diego. The plant is called the short-leaved Live-forever. The Liveforever is one of the rarest plants in San Diego County.Staff from both organizations planted it today at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve. Work underway to save endangered plant at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve KUSI Newsroom, Posted: January 4, 2019 KUSI Newsroom January 4, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Three Core Elements Marketers Want From Tradeshows

first_imgLike most of you, I pay close attention to what is going on in the event space. I find myself particularly interested in trends and the overall outlook for our industry. Not surprisingly, some events are up, others are down and many find themselves relatively flat. However, being internal optimists, we always look for the silver lining—exhibit space was off, but attendance was up. We had more exhibitors, but the average booth size was down. We are the masters of the spin for our customers, but what is really in store for trade shows?The Center for Exhibition Industry Research recently released research on “The Role and Value of Face-to-Face Interaction.” Even during the “Great Recession,” and now in the midst of an increasingly digital world, in person events remain an important tool for many marketers. Your customer’s still have a desire to show their products and services to a highly concentrated group of targeted influencers.  This is the good news, but there are still many risks to our overall business. Budgets are decreasing and every dollar is being scrutinized. Simply put, you cannot afford to rest on the historic influence the event industry has had as a marketing tool. We need to challenge the norm and look to adjust our model for the future. Savvy marketers want a simple, measurable and hassle free experience. So what does that mean? Simple: Everything from the contract process to payments to registration needs to be easier.  Consider an alumni program that will take basic information (address, phone, contact, product category, directory listings, etc.) and carry it over year to year.  Give them the opportunity to update that information, but why should you ask your returning customers to recreate the wheel with every event?Measurable: We all deal with question on ROI. Unfortunately, there is not a one size fits all approach, but if your staff understands a marketers objectives in advance of the event, you can work to formulate and define what is or is not a realistic outcome. How will you ultimately be graded?Hassel Free: If you have been in the business for any period of time, you know the single biggest complaint is drayage, labor and other variable costs.  Most exhibitors do a poor job of planning, and far too often they are surprised by their invoice.  Make it easy and look at “all in” packages that are inclusive of drayage, basic utilities, etc.What are you doing differently to make for a better customer experience?Brian Pagel is a Vice President at Nielsen Expositions, where he runs The Kitchen and Bath Industry Show. Since re-joining Nielsen in 2001, Pagel has also served as a vice president in the Decorated Apparel Group. A 15-year veteran of the publishing, convention and exposition industries, Pagel has also held senior account executive positions with Leader Publishing and Bill Communications.last_img read more

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Police nab youth who rapes girl after killing her mother

first_imgProthom Alo illustrationA girl was allegedly raped after her mother was reportedly killed in Manda upazila of Naogaon on Monday night.Police detained the suspected rapist, Samiul Islam alias Sagar, 22, in connection with the incident.Police rescued the girl and her mother’s body on Monday night. The girl is undergoing treatment at Nagoan Sadar Hospital.Samiul admitted that he raped the girl after killing her mother, according to police. He lives in Chakshamra village of the upazila.Quoting Samiul and the victim, Manda police station officer-in-charge Mozaffar Hossain said the deceased woman’s younger daughter studys at class XI in a local college. She had an affair with Samiul, but their relation has not been good of late.The police official said Samiul with a knife on Monday night went to the girl’s house in a bid to kill her. He climbed to the roof of the house and enterted the house from a door on the roof.As he knocked the door, the girl opened it. They had an altercation, which woke her mother up. Sagar then stabbed the woman indiscriminately. As she lost her sense, Samiul slaughtered her to death. Later, he allegedly raped the girl threatening her with knife.The officer-in-charge said they are taking preparations to file a case. After the autopsy, the body was handed over to the relatives.The deceased’s husband works as a night guard in a firm in Natore town. He said he was on duty last night.last_img read more

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NFL Will Furiously Copy Rams Blueprint with a Win Sunday

first_imgAlso:– No NFL player has had close to Brady’s impact– Colin’s AFC and NFC Championship Blazin’ 5 picks– Goff is the young QB most similar to Brady NFL will furiously copy Rams blueprint with a win SundayThe Rams have gone from laughing stock to knocking on the door of the Super Bowl in the two short years since Sean McVay took over as head coach. McVay’s impact has already been felt with seemingly any coach who knows a guy who knows him getting interest for vacant head coaching positions.L.A, has gone against the NFL grain by stocking their roster with high-priced veterans, holding lighter practices, and not allowing their stars to sniff the field in the preseason. In a copycat league, if the Rams win this weekend and get to the Super Bowl, their blueprint will be furiously copied by the entire NFL. Guests:Peter King – NBC Sports Senior NFL Writer; Rob Parker – FS1 Analyst; Dontrelle Inman – Colts Wide Receiver; Jason McIntyre – Founder of The Big Leadlast_img read more

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first_imgNews | December 15, 2011 Fujifilm to Acquire SonoSite 3D Auto RV application image courtesy of Philips Healthcare Nanomaxx is one of the portable ultrasound systems offered by SonoSite. December 15, 2011 – Fujifilm Holdings Corp. announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement with SonoSite Inc., a provider of bedside and point-of-care ultrasound technology, pursuant to which Fujifilm will acquire SonoSite for approximately $995 million (which includes amounts payable in connection with its convertible debt). The transaction was unanimously approved by the Boards of Directors of both companies.SonoSite was cited as a leader with 42 percent market share in the compact ultrasound market in a report, “The U.S. Market for Compact Ultrasound Systems: Challenges & Opportunities – 2010,” published in February 2011. The report was issued by industry analyst Harvey Klein, Ph.D., of Klein Biomedical Consultants Inc.Fujifilm, through a U.S. subsidiary, will make an all-cash tender offer to purchase all outstanding shares of SonoSite common stock for $54 per share in cash. The purchase price represents a premium of 50 percent over SonoSite’s average closing stock price over the three months ended Dec. 14, 2011, and a 75.4 percent premium over the closing price on Nov. 2, 2011, the last trading day before news reports relating to a possible sale transaction were first published. The tender offer is scheduled to commence within 20 business days and will remain open for 21 U.S. business days.The transaction is conditioned on the tender of a majority of the outstanding shares of SonoSite and remains subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions, including expiration of the applicable waiting periods under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended, and necessary foreign jurisdictions. Following the completion of the tender offer, Fujifilm intends to acquire the remaining outstanding shares of SonoSite common stock through a second-step merger.SonoSite’s Board of Directors will recommend that SonoSite’s shareholders tender their shares to Fujifilm pursuant to the offer. Upon completion of the acquisition, SonoSite will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Fujifilm and will continue operations in Bothell, Wash.  SonoSite will continue to be managed by its current leadership team, who will play a key role in driving the group’s future growth in the medical equipment sector, a key strategic pillar of Fujifilm.SonoSite specializes in the development of ultra-portable and robust devices used in more than 20 clinical specialties. The company also recently expanded into the pre-clinical research market. Its products are designed for applications where ultrasound has not typically been used, such as emergency medicine, surgery, critical care, internal medicine, musculoskeletal and vascular access procedures, as well as for imaging in traditional applications, such as radiology, cardiology, vascular medicine, and obstetrics and gynecology.For more information: www.sonosite.com,  www.fujimed.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Technology | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | July 02, 2019 Philips Extends Advanced Automation on Epiq CVx Cardiovascular Ultrasound Platform Philips recently announced new advanced automation capabilities on its Epiq CVx and Epiq CVxi cardiac ultrasound… read more 360 Photos | Ultrasound Imaging | July 08, 2019 360 Degree View of an Echocardiography Exam on the SC2000 System This is a 360 degree view of a live cardiac echo demonstration for the Siemens Healthineers Acuson SC2000… read more News | Ultrasound Women’s Health | July 11, 2019 FDA Clears Koios DS Breast 2.0 AI-based Software Koios Medical announced its second 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). 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Homeowner Appraiser Opinion Gap Narrows

first_img Share December 9, 2015 575 Views Homeowners and appraisers are inching closer to seeing eye to eye in terms of home value opinions.Quicken Loans’ national Home Price Perception Index found that the average appraisal in November was 1.87 percent lower than the value the homeowner expected.For the third consecutive month in November, the gap between homeowner and appraisal values has closed. In October, the difference between the values was slightly higher at 1.98 percent. November will mark the tenth consecutive month that homeowners valued their homes higher than appraisers.In the Western region, appraisal values were higher than homeowner opinions, the report stated. In addition,  eastern and midwestern cities line up with the national trend of appraisals falling below homeowner opinions.San Jose, California; Denver, Colorado; and San Francisco, California all had appraiser opinions that were higher than homeowners’ values in November at 5.15 percent, 4.31 percent, and 4.16 percent.“The variation in HPPI values across the country is a reminder of how localized real estate truly is,” said Bob Walters, Quicken Loans Chief Economist. “While home values continue to make leaps forward on the west coast, it takes time for the homeowner to recognize those gains. In the same vein, home value increases are moderating in much of the country, causing homeowners to be overly optimistic about their property’s value.”Quicken also reported that home values across the nation increased in November, according to the company’s Home Value Index (HVI). Appraisal values rose an average of 1.08 percent month-over-month, and have increased 4.84 percent year-over-year.The South had the largest home value growth from October to November,but the West continues to lead in yearly increases in appraised values.“Home values continue to be driven higher as the economy improves and the desire for homeownership increases,” Walters explained. “Gains aren’t equal. In some areas, demand is robust, leading to considerable home value increases. Other markets are more balanced, resulting in more steady, measured home value growth.”Click here to view the full report. Homeowner & Appraiser Opinion Gap Narrowscenter_img Appraiser and Homeowner Gap Home Price Perception Index Quicken Loans 2015-12-09 Staff Writer in Daily Dose, Data, Featured, Market Studies, Newslast_img read more

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The 5 Takeaways from the Coyotes introduction of

first_img The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo 0 Comments   Share   After three seasons with the Arizona Cardinals, it seems Daryn Colledge’s time in the desert may be up.On Saturday, the 32-year-old offensive lineman sent out a “goodbye” tweet of sorts, wishing his team and its fan base good luck while thanking both parties for “an amazing opportunity.”“Wanna thank you the fans and the Cardinals for an amazing opportunity,” Colledge wrote at 5:54 p.m. MDT on Saturday. “A great organization headed in the right direction. Wish ya the best,” he went on. For now while I wait for FA and my future. I’m gonna watch Toy Story with my kids and put in an early ballot for Father of the Year. #NoBigs— Daryn Colledge (@DarynColledge71) March 9, 2014 The NFL’s free agent negotiating period began earlier on Saturday. With the release, the Cardinals will have cut $4.55 million from the books, sending them into free agency at approximately $20 million under the league salary cap.Colledge had two years remaining on his contract.The move has not yet been made official by the Cardinals.Wanna thank you the fans and the Cardinals for an amazing opportunity. A great organization headed in the right direction. Wish ya the best.— Daryn Colledge (@DarynColledge71) March 9, 2014 Top Stories center_img As the evening progressed, Colledge began to elaborate via the same medium, reiterating his gratitude for the Cardinals fan base while offering the air of strength through the challenges that await.Thanks for all the support guys, it means a ton, I’ve enjoyed my time. Between the Pack and Card fans my next team has a lot to live up to.— Daryn Colledge (@DarynColledge71) March 9, 2014 Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more