Advertisement – Bell Media lands exclusive rights in Canada –– Each episode of the new STAR TREK to be available in Canada day and date with the U.S. –– Bell Media also licenses all 727 episodes of the STAR TREK television library –July 18, 2016 Advertisement Advertisement The rollout for the new STAR TREK series in Canada will mirror the launch in the U.S. The first episode will premiere on Canada’s most watched broadcast network, CTV, on the same night as CBS. All remaining episodes will initially be televised on Bell Media’s cable networks, Space (in English) and Z (in French), and then later exclusively on CraveTV™, Bell Media’s streaming video-on-demand service.The STAR TREK television library will return to Space (in English) and debut on Cinépop (in French), and will also be found among CraveTV’s leading lineup of premium television series.The all-new STAR TREK will begin production in Toronto this September for its January 2017 premiere. The iconic and influential global franchise will return to television for the first time since 2005 with a new ship, new characters and new missions, while embracing the same ideology and hope for the future that inspired a generation.“We are extremely pleased to significantly expand our partnership with Bell,” said Armando Nuñez, President and CEO, CBS Studios International. “Canadian fans will now be able to ‘beam up’ CBS’s highly anticipated new series, as well as all past episodes of the show’s vast library. Bell Media’s premium linear and digital platforms will be a great home for our new series, as STAR TREK celebrates its 50th anniversary.”“Our acquisition of the new STAR TREK series delivers a unique and exclusive opportunity for Canadian advertisers to engage with this blockbuster new drama in a meaningful way,” said Mary Ann Turcke, President, Bell Media. “We are delighted to welcome STAR TREK back to Bell Media and amplify this iconic franchise through our multiple leading brands. With a high-profile premiere on CTV, a permanent base on Space – the long-time home of the series in Canada – and premium positioning on CraveTV – it’s ‘mission accomplished’ for Canadian STAR TREK fans.”In the U.S., the new STAR TREK will launch with a special premiere episode on the CBS Television Network in January 2017. The premiere episode and all subsequent episodes will then be available in the United States exclusively on CBS All Access, the Network’s digital subscription video on demand and live streaming service.As previously announced, the new STAR TREK marks the first original series developed for U.S. distribution on CBS All Access, which provides American viewers thousands of episodes of CBS’s current and past seasons on demand, plus the ability to stream their local CBS Television station live for $5.99 per month.Alex Kurtzman and Bryan Fuller are co-creators and executive producers for the new STAR TREK, based on Gene Roddenberry’s original series. Fuller launched his career writing for Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: Voyager. Kurtzman is co-writer and producer of the blockbuster films Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness.The series is produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Kurtzman’s Secret Hideout, Fuller’s Living Dead Guy Productions, and Roddenberry Entertainment. Alex Kurtzman, Bryan Fuller, Heather Kadin, Gretchen Berg & Aaron Harberts, Rod Roddenberry, and Trevor Roth will serve as executive producers.About CBS Studios InternationalCBS Studios International is the leading supplier of programming to the international television marketplace, licensing to more than 200 markets in more than 30 languages across multiple media platforms. The Studio participates in international channel ventures, currently comprised of 18 channels in 24 languages across more than 100 territories, reaching more than 70 million households worldwide. CBS Studios International also exports a diverse lineup of formats for local production around the world. The division distributes content from CBS Television Studios, CBS Television Distribution, Showtime, CBS News, CBS Films and a library of more than 70,000 hours of programming. CBS Studios International is a division of CBS Corporation.About Bell MediaWith passion and an unrelenting commitment to excellence, Bell Media creates content and builds brands that entertain, inform, engage, and inspire audiences through the platforms of their choice. Bell Media is Canada’s premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio, out-of-home advertising, and digital media. Bell Media owns 30 local television stations led by CTV, Canada’s #1 television network; 34 specialty channels, including TSN and RDS, Canada’s most-watched specialty channels in English and French; and four pay TV services, including The Movie Network and Super Écran. Bell Media is also Canada’s largest radio broadcaster, with 106 licensed radio stations in 54 markets across Canada. Bell Media owns Astral Out of Home, one of Canada’s most dynamic and innovative out-of-home advertising companies with a network of more than 30,000 advertising faces in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, Québec, and Nova Scotia. Bell Media also operates more than 200 websites; delivers TV Everywhere with premium subscription on-demand streaming service CraveTV, as well as its innovative GO video streaming services including CTV GO, Discovery GO, TMN GO, and TSN GO; operates multi-channel network Much Digital Studios; holds an equity stake in digital startup Hubub; is partners in Cirque du Soleil Media, a joint venture with Cirque du Soleil; and owns Dome Productions Inc., a multi-platform production company. Bell Media is part of BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company. For more on Bell Media, please visit www.bellmedia.ca. LOS ANGELES and TORONTO(July 18, 2016) – CBS Studios International and Bell Media today announced a licensing agreement for the new STAR TREK television series in Canada. With Bell Media’s acquisition of the exclusive linear television and subscription video on demand (SVOD) rights in English and French in Canada, each episode of the new STAR TREK series will be available simultaneously with its release in the U.S.Bell Media has also licensed all 727 existing episodes of the STAR TREK television library – which includes STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES, STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION, STAR TREK: DEEP SPACE NINE, STAR TREK: VOYAGER, and STAR TREK: ENTERPRISE. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: Facebook Twitter
Annette Francis APTN National NewsAward winning actor Kevin Loring was introduced as the first director of Indigenous Theatre Thursday in Ottawa.Loring is from the Lytton First Nation in British Columbia and is considered a brilliant actor, playright, and teacher.He said he’s nervous about taking over as director of Indigenous Threatre.But he added that he completely understands what his mandate is.“I’ll be travelling the country and we’ll have a real storng belief that we’re gonna do some plays here but we”ll also do stories coast to coast to coast,” Loring said. “We’ll go out to the communities, its a big part of what I believe my mandate will be.”The NAC is a federally funded arts and cultural centre tasked with representing the Canadian landscape.Last year it announced that it was starting an Indigenous threatre to go with its English and French theatre firstname.lastname@example.org
by Kevin Begos, The Associated Press Posted Mar 20, 2013 1:01 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Gas companies, environmentalists agree on tough voluntary standards for Northeast fracking PITTSBURGH, Pa. – Some of the nation’s biggest oil and gas companies have made peace with environmentalists, agreeing to a voluntary set of tough new standards for fracking in the Northeast that could lead to a major expansion of drilling.The program announced Wednesday will work a lot like Underwriters Laboratories, which puts its UL seal of approval on electrical appliances that meet its standards.In this case, drilling and pipeline companies will be encouraged to submit to an independent review of their operations. If they are found to be abiding by a list of stringent measures to protect the air and water from pollution, they will receive the blessing of the new Pittsburgh-based Center for Sustainable Shale Development, created jointly by environmentalists and the energy industry.Many of the new standards appear to be stricter than state and federal regulations.If the project wins wide acceptance, it could ease or avert some of the ferocious battles over fracking that have been waged in statehouses and city halls. And it could hasten the expansion of fracking by making drilling more acceptable to states and communities that feared the environmental consequences.Shell Oil Vice-President Paul Goodfellow said this is the first time the company and environmental groups have reached agreement to create an entire system for reducing the effects of shale drilling.“This is a bit of a unique coming-together of a variety of different interests,” said Bruce Niemeyer, president of Chevron Appalachia.In agreeing to the self-policing system, members of the industry said they realized they needed to do more to reassure the public about the safety of fracking. On the other side, environmentalists said they came to the conclusion that the hundreds of billions of dollars in oil and gas underground is going to be extracted one way or another and that working with the industry is the quickest path to making the process safer.“We do recognize that this resource is going to be developed,” said Robert Vagt, president of the Heinz Endowments, a charitable foundation that has bankrolled anti-fracking efforts. “We think that it can be done in a way that does not do violence to the environment.”In addition to Shell and Chevron, the participants include the Environmental Defence Fund, the Clean Air Task Force, EQT Corp., Consol Energy and the Pennsylvania Environmental Council, and the organizers hope to recruit others.The new standards include limits on emissions of methane, a potent greenhouse gas, and the flaring, or burning off, of unwanted gas; reductions in engine emissions; groundwater monitoring and protection; improved well designs; stricter wastewater disposal; the use of less toxic fracking fluids; and seismic monitoring before drilling begins.The project will cover Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio — where a frenzy of drilling is under way in the huge, gas-rich Marcellus and Utica Shale formations — as well as New York and other states in the East that have put a hold on new drilling.The co-operation between the two longtime adversaries may be part of a trend.Earlier this month a coalition of industry and environmental groups in Illinois announced that they worked together on drilling legislation now pending there. But the Pittsburgh project, which has been in the works for nearly two years, would be voluntary.“We believe it does send a signal to the federal government and other states,” said Armand Cohen, director of the Boston-based Clean Air Task Force. “There’s no reason why anyone should be operating at standards less than these.”Shell said it hopes to be one of the first companies to volunteer to have its operations in Appalachia go through the independent review. Chevron said it expects to apply for certification, too, when the process is ready to start later this year.Mark Brownstein, an associate vice-president with the Environmental Defence Fund, said many oil and gas companies claim to be leaders in protecting the environment, and “this can be one opportunity for them to demonstrate that leadership” by submitting to an audit.The project will be overseen by a 12-member board consisting of four seats for environmentalists, four for industry and four for independent figures, including former Treasury Secretary Paul O’Neill and Christine Todd Whitman, the former New Jersey governor and Environmental Protection Agency chief.The centre’s proposed 2013 budget is $800,000, with the two sides expected to contribute equal amounts, said Andrew Place, the project’s interim leader and director of energy and environmental policy at EQT, an Appalachian energy company.Mark Frankel, an expert on ethics and law at the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Washington, said the idea sounds promising, but it remains to be seen if the new standards are a significant improvement over existing laws. He said there are also ethical and policy questions.“What does it mean to have an independent board? Who’s on it? How do they get on it?” he asked.George Jugovic, president of the environmental group PennFuture, one of the participants, said the industry’s involvement makes this different from past debates over fracking.“Buy-in from them is huge. That provides leadership from within,” Jugovic said. “It’s very different from someone from the outside saying, ‘You can do better.’”But some critics of fracking weren’t swayed by the new plan.“Fracking is an inherently dangerous industrial process that takes us away from sustainable energy solutions. Its costs to humans and our environment just aren’t worth it,” said Kathy Nolan of Catskill Mountainkeeper, which is fighting fracking in New York state.
Timeline: Key dates in the history of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline project AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Canadian Press Posted Feb 24, 2015 3:15 pm MDT U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday vetoed a bill that would have approved construction of the privately funded Canadian Keystone XL oil pipeline. The $8 billion project from Calgary-based TransCanada Corp. (TSX:TRP) would connect Canada’s oilsands to Gulf Coast refineries. Republicans in the U.S. indicated Tuesday they would continue to fight for the project, which was first proposed in 2008, and the Canadian government expressed confidence that approval would come eventually. Here are some key dates in the history of the Keystone XL pipeline proposal:July 2008: TransCanada Corp. (TSX:TRP) and ConocoPhillips, joint owners of the Keystone Pipeline, propose a major extension to the network, dubbed Keystone XL. The new addition is proposed to transport hundreds of thousands of barrels of oilsands bitumen from Alberta to Port Arthur, Tex. TransCanada files an official application for permission to build the project months later and environmental groups start voicing objections.2009: As the U.S. State Department wades through comments based on an environmental assessment of the project, TransCanada starts visiting landowners potentially affected by the pipeline project. Opposition to the project emerges in Nebraska.June 2009: TransCanada announces it will buy the stake that ConocoPhillips has in Keystone.March 2010: The National Energy Board approves TransCanada’s application for Keystone XL, though the green light comes with 22 conditions regarding safety, environmental protection and landowner rights.April 2010: The U.S. State Department releases a draft environmental impact statement saying Keystone XL would have a limited effect on the environment.June-July 2010: Opposition to Keystone XL begins mounting in the United States. Legislators write a letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton calling for greater environmental oversight; scientists begin speaking out against the project; and the Environmental Protection Agency questions the need for the pipeline extension.July 2010: The State Department extends its review of Keystone, saying federal agencies need more time to weigh in before a final environmental impact assessment can be released.March 2011: The State Department announces a further delay in its environmental assessment.Aug. 26, 2011: The State Department releases its final environmental assessment, which reiterates its findings from 2010.August-September 2011: Protesters stage a two-week campaign of civil disobedience at the White House to speak out against Keystone XL. Police arrest approximately a thousand people, including actors Margot Kidder and Daryl Hannah as well as Canadian activist Naomi Klein.Sept. 26, 2011: At a demonstration on Parliament Hill, police arrest 117 of the 400 protesters on hand.Nov. 10, 2011: The State Department says TransCanada must reroute Keystone XL to avoid an ecologically sensitive region of Nebraska. Environmental protesters had decried the pipeline for traversing the state’s Ogallala aquifer, a source of drinking water to millions on the Great Plains.Nov. 14, 2011: TransCanada says it will comply with State Department demands and reroute the pipelineDecember 2011: U.S. legislators pass a bill that contains a provision related to Keystone XL. The provision states that President Barack Obama must make a decision on the pipeline’s future in the next 60 days.Jan. 18, 2012: Obama rejects Keystone XL, saying the timeline imposed by the December bill did not leave enough time to review the new route. Obama said TransCanada was free to submit another applicationFeb. 27, 2012: TransCanada says it will build the southern leg of KeystoneXL, which runs from Cushing, Okla. to the Gulf Coast, as a separate project with a price tag of $2.3 billion. The southern portion of the pipeline was not subject to presidential permission, since it did not cross an international border.April 18, 2012: TransCanada submits a new route to officials in Nebraska for approval.May 4, 2012: TransCanada files a new application with the State Department for the northern part of Keystone XL.Jan. 22, 2013: Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman approves TransCanada’s proposed new route for Keystone XL, sending the project back to the State Department for review.January 2013: Pipeline opponents file a lawsuit against the Nebraska government claiming the state law used to review the new route is unconstitutional because it doesn’t allow for judicial review or spell out what criteria should be considered when evaluating a pipeline project. The Nebraska government contested the suit.Feb. 19, 2014: A Nebraska judge ruled that the law that allowed the state governor to approve Keystone XL over the objections of landowners was unconstitutional. Nebraska said it would appeal the ruling.April 18, 2014: The State Department suspends the regulatory process indefinitely, citing uncertainty about the court case in Nebraska.November-December 2014: Midterm elections turn control of the U.S. Congress over to Republicans, who say they’ll make acceptance of Keystone XL a top priority. But Obama adopts an increasingly negative tone on the issue.Jan. 9, 2015: At Nebraska Supreme Court, by the narrowest of margins, a panel of seven judges strikes down a lower-court decision that a state law approving the pipeline route was adopted by unconstitutional methods.Jan. 29, 2015: The U.S. Senate approves a bill to build Keystone XL, but the victory is expected to be shortlived as the White House has signalled that Obama plans to veto the bill when it lands on his desk.Feb. 24, 2015: Obama vetoes bill that would have approved construction of Keystone XL oil pipeline.
“We are sickened by blatant manifestations of hatred and intolerance, including by public figures in response to terrorist attacks by violent extremists, particularly the deliberate and dangerous spread of misinformation and the manipulation of people’s fears and concerns for political gain,” said the Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, Adama Dieng, and the Special Adviser on the Responsibility to Protect, Jennifer Welsh, in a joint statement.The Special Advisers also “strongly and unreservedly” condemned all criminal attacks by violent extremists, wherever they may take place and underlined that the damaging effects of linking such attacks to a specific population, based on its identity has resulted in discrimination and targeting of Muslim populations.Additionally, they recalled that any “advocacy of national, racial or religious hatred that constitutes incitement to discrimination, hostility or violence” is prohibited under international human rights law and by the national laws or constitutions of many countries.The Special Advisers noted that in recent weeks, there have been numerous acts of intimidation and violence against Muslims and Muslim sites, including vandalism of mosques as well as discriminatory, xenophobic and racist statements.Some of these statements, they said, have referred to all Muslims – and all refugees and asylum-seekers originating from Syria and Iraq – as “terrorists.”The Special Advisers also referred to calls by politicians for Muslims to be prevented from entering the United States, to be registered in a national database, or to be forced to carry identification that would highlight their religion, and other calls for governments to refrain from accepting refugees from Syria and Iraq.“This is unacceptable. Refugees from Syria and Iraq are fleeing precisely the kind of violence that we in the West also fear. To turn them away when they are seeking refuge is an affront to our common humanity,” said the statement.“At this time when the world is facing complex challenges, including confronting extremist violent groups and individuals, Governments and other leading actors in society should publicly counter lies, prejudice and fear” the Special Advisers stated.
AMES, Iowa — David Montgomery ran for three touchdowns, including the winner with 4:34 to go, and 25th-ranked Iowa State rallied from 17 down in the fourth quarter to stun Kansas State 42-38 on Saturday night and snap a 10-game skid against the Wildcats.Montgomery had 149 yards rushing for the Cyclones (7-4, 6-3 Big 12), who clinched their best-ever finish in the Big 12.Down 38-21, Iowa State scored twice in just 1:44 early in the fourth — on a short Brock Purdy TD pass and a 21-yard fumble return by Mike Rose — to pull within 38-35. The beleaguered Cyclones’ defence then made a stop, and Montgomery’s 18-yard touchdown run gave Iowa State an improbable lead.Kansas State’s (5-7, 3-6) fate was sealed when a long pass to Dalton Schoen deep in Iowa State territory glanced off his fingertips with 1:20 left.The Wildcats went 92 yards on eight plays after picking off Purdy and opened up a 31-21 lead on Skylar Thompson’s 9-yard TD pass to Chabastin Taylor late in the third. K-State’s Kevion McGee then intercepted Purdy again, and Isaiah Zuber’s second TD grab of the game made it 38-21 early in the fourth.Purdy redeemed himself down the stretch though, finishing with 337 yards passing and two touchdowns for Iowa State.Thompson threw three touchdown passes and ran for a score, and Alex Barnes rushed for 184 yards and a TD for the Wildcats.THE TAKEAWAYIowa State: The Cyclones revival since the start of last season had been sparked by their defence. But the cracks that began to show in a win over Baylor and a loss at Texas developed into sink holes against the Wildcats. Iowa State’s offence, bailed out so often by their teammates on the other side of the ball, finally returned the favour — and the defence showed up when it mattered.K-State: If this proves to be Bill Snyder’s final game, what a brutal way to go out. All the Wildcats had to do was protect a 17-point lead with 12 minutes to go bowling, but they couldn’t do it.UP NEXTIowa State hosts Drake of the FCS in a makeup for its cancelled opener.Kansas State’s season is complete.___More AP college football: https://apnews.com/Collegefootball and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25Luke Meredith, The Associated Press
Britain’s national security is threatened by dozens of cyber attacks every month, a security chief has said, as he warned that hackers are attempting to steal secrets from the heart of government.The remarks from Ciaran Martin, a GCHQ boss, came as Chancellor Philip Hammond said hacks could bring down national infrastructure and that even kettles, fridges and driverless cars were also at risk.Mr Martin, chief executive of GCHQ’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), said Britain had been hit by 188 high-level attacks, “many of which threatened national security” in the last three months. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. He told The Sunday Times: “In the case of government departments, (it is) getting into the system to extract information on UK government policy on anything from energy to diplomacy to information on a particular sector.”Attempts by Russian and Chinese state-sponsored hackers on defence and foreign policy secrets are among the attacks being investigated by the NCSC, the newspaper said.Mr Martin added: “Over the last two years there has been a step change in Russian aggression in cyber space.”Part of that step change has been a series of attacks on political institutions, political parties, parliamentary organisations and that’s all very well evidenced by our international partners and widely accepted.”Among these, according to US intelligence services, is an attempt by the Kremlin to interfere with the presidential election during a breach of Democratic National Committee computers. There has been a step change in Russian aggression in cyber spaceCiaran Martin, GCHQ Show more Mr Hammond, a former defence and foreign secretary, said the NCSC had blocked 34,550 “potential attacks” on government departments and members of the public in the last six months – a rate of around 200 hacks a day.Writing in The Telegraph, he warned that the “internet revolution” brought the threat of being held to ransom by hackers, the theft of intellectual property and the “shutting down of critical national infrastructure”.”Beyond hacked kettles and fridges, ‘internet of things’ devices, such as driverless cars, can present alarmingly real security threats that could be incredibly dangerous if the right security isn’t in place,” he added.Their comments come ahead of the Queen’s official opening of the NCSC in London on Tuesday.
Guyanese born author, poet and essayist, Sir Wilson Harris, who resided in England passed away today in at the age of 96.He was the father of Chancellor of the University of Guyana, Professor Nigel Harris.Sir Wilson HarrisIn a statement on his death, his family outlined that over a period of 50 years, beginning in 1960, the celebrated author has written 26 novels, numerous works of poetry, essays and speeches.In 1987, his novel Da Silva da Silva was adapted for a film produced by Tariq Ali ofBandung Productions for Channel 4 in the UK.“Perhaps his most cited works are his first four novels, Palace of the Peacock (1960), The Far Journey of Oudin (1961), The Whole Armour ( 1962) and the Secret Ladder (1963), all published by Faber and Faber, which has published all 26 of his novels” the statement issued by Professor Nigel Harris said.Sir Wilson attended Queens College in Guyana from 1932 –1937. During the years1945 to 1959 he worked as a land surveyor, primarily in the vast hinterland ofGuyana where he interacted often with the indigenous people who lived there.According to his family “it is this experience that influenced the imagery of his writing imbued with the magic and mythology of its people. While in Guyana, he was close to otherGuyanese literary figures such as Martin Carter, A.J. Seymour, Ivan Van Sertimaand Sidney King (Eusi Kwayana). He emigrated to England in 1959 and has livedthere since.”Sir Wilson Harris has been the recipient of several awards including the Guyana Prize forLiterature (1987 and 2002), The Premio Mondello dei Cinque Continenti award(1992), The Ainsfeld-Wolf Book Award(2014) and honorary degrees from theUniversity of the West Indies(1984) and University of Liege in Belgium(2001).In 2010, he was awarded the Honour of Knighthood for services to Literature byQueen Elizabeth.He has been nominated for the Nobel Prize in literature on more than one occasion.Some of his original manuscripts are stored in the Harry Ramsen Collection at the University of Texas in Austin. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedProf Nigel Harris appointed UG ChancellorSeptember 4, 2015In “Politics”President Granger meets UG ChancellorFebruary 10, 2016In “Local News”Dr Nigel Harris installed as new UG ChancellorMay 12, 2016In “latest news”
On June 27, Yamana Gold and Northern Orion Resources announced that they have entered into a business combination agreement and a concurrent proposal has been made to Meridian Gold with respect to the combination of the three companies. The strategic combination would result in the creation of a pre-eminent mid-tier gold producer with the following attributes: A leader in production growth – estimated annual gold production increasing to more than 1.4 Moz by 2009 from a combined base in 2006 of some 660,000 oz Ultra-low cash cost producer – sustainable negative cash operating costs with a projected 2007-2010 average of less than negative $100/oz, net of by-product copper credits Average operating cash flow of more than $600 million per year – projected cash balance growing to approximately $2.4 billion by late 2010 (fully diluted basis) Strong balance sheet – initial net cash balance of approximately $575 million (fully diluted basis) Unparalleled Latin American operating base – six principal mining and development projects in Brazil, Chile and Argentina estimated to account for over 73% of the combined company’s pro-forma net asset value Reserves plus Measured and Indicated resources totalling 27.7 Moz of gold – additional inferred resources of over 13 Moz of gold and estimated average mine life currently in excess of 12 years.Commenting on the transaction, Peter Marrone, Chairman and CEO of Yamana said, “The strong merits of the proposed transaction compelled us to agree to terms with Northern Orion and approach Meridian. The combination of Yamana, Northern Orion and Meridian makes sense from a strategic and geographic perspective and we believe that the proposed structure is a creative way to unlock value for all shareholders involved. The three-way transaction would be accretive to Yamana’s net asset value and long-term earnings and cash flow, while delivering a meaningful premium to Meridian and Northern Orion shareholders. Following the transaction, the combined company could look forward to improved market multiples reflective of the new company’s scale of operations. It is Yamana’s desire that this proposal to Meridian be considered in the friendly manner in which it is being presented – a win-win-win for three successful companies and their respective shareholders.We would encourage constructive discussions in this regard.”David Cohen, President and CEO of Northern Orion added, “The operating base of the combined entity would be unparalleled in Latin America. We believe that bringing our collective expertise together in the areas in which we operate should result in further opportunities to deliver value for shareholders. We will have a solid platform for further growth in our core areas of Brazil, Chile, Argentina and Central America. From this platform, and with the significant cash flow that will be generated, the combined company will be well positioned to create further shareholder value through additional growth throughout the Americas.”The combined company offers a solid foundation of nine operating mines, and a pipeline of six development projects and a leading presence in Latin America. Yamana estimates that six core assets of the combined company will account for more than 73% of the combined company’s pro-forma net asset value. A brief summary of these core assets is as follows:Chapada (Brazil): open-pit copper and gold mine with conventional milling facilities that produce a copper/gold concentrate. Commercial production for the mine was achieved in February 2007, and production is projected at approximately 180,000 to 205,000 oz of gold and 130 to 145 Mlb of copper this year. Operating costs of production on a co-product basis in Q1 2007 were $187/oz of gold and $0.66/lb of copper, and on a by-product basis was negative $1,077/oz of gold. Chapada’s mine life is projected at approximately 19 years.El Penon (Chile): high grade underground mine with average grades of approximately 8 g/t of gold and 231 g/t of silver. El Penon has been a flagship operation since 1999 and 2006 production was 230,100 oz at a cash operating cost of negative $68/oz net of silver by-product credits. El Penon currently has measured and indicated resources totaling 2,902,000 oz of gold and 106 Moz of silver.Alumbrera/Agua Rica (Argentina): 12.5% equity interest in the Alumbrera copper/gold /molybdenum mine, plus 100% interest in the feasibility-stage Agua Rica project. Alumbrera is operated by Xstrata is projected to produce about 190,000 t of copper, 500,000 oz of gold and 2,200 t of molybdenum annually (100% basis). Reserves currently support a mine life through to 2016. Agua Rica has the potential to be developed either as a stand-alone project with annual production projected at approximately 136,000 t of copper, 130,000 oz of gold and molybdenum, or on an integrated basis with the Alumbrera complex which could potentially extend Alumbrera’s mine life through to 2032.Jacobina (Brazil): underground gold operation producing over 62,000 oz in 2006, and projected to reach over 200,000 oz by 2008 through developing and bringing on stream several underground mines, and expanding the processing plant. Jacobina’s mine life is currently projected to be approximately 10-12 years. The Jacobina property encompasses upwards of 155 km of exploration concessions along historical gold occurrances in the Bahia Gold Belt.Gualcamayo (Argentina): advanced stage development project with a first phase open pit heap leach feasibility study expected by mid 2007. Production is estimated at 200,000 oz/y sustainable by third quarter 2008. Drilling results to date show potential to expand the global resource base at Gualcamayo at higher grades and to expand the limits of the deposit.Sao Francisco (Brazil): open-pit, gravity heap-leach gold project. Commercial production was achieved in August 2006, and over 80,000 oz of gold were produced to the end of 2006. As the operation ramps up, annual production is estimated to be in the range of 125,000 to 135,000 oz of gold starting in 2007. Sao Francisco’s mine life is projected to be in excess of 10 years.Northern Orion Resources is a mid-tier copper and gold producer focused on the development of its Agua Rica project and engaged in the exploration for copper and associated by-product metals in Argentina. Northern Orion principal mineral properties and assets are a 12.5% indirect ownership interest in Minera Alumbrera, which owns and operates the Bajo de la Alumbrera mine, a copper/gold mine in Catamarca Province, Argentina, and a 100% interest in the Agua Rica project also in Catamarca Province, Argentina. Northern Orion recently completed an update to the feasibility study for the development of the Agua Rica project.Yamana is a Canadian gold producer with significant gold production, gold development stage properties, exploration properties, and land positions in Brazil, Argentina and Central America. Yamana is producing gold at intermediate company production levels in addition to significant copper production. Yamana’s management plans to continue to build on this base through the advancement of its exploration properties and by targeting other gold consolidation opportunities in Brazil, Argentina and elsewhere in the Americas.
One thing is certain about today’s youth: they should be building more robots. Watching movies and TV shows with robots in them is fine, controlling robots with a smartphone is even better, but there’s no substitute for the experience of actually connecting the parts for an automaton of your very own. The educators behind the Multiplo Kickstarter project would probably agree, but were frustrated by the lack of a good, flexible teaching material for robotics. So they set out to create single kit with everything a student needs to design and build a working robot.The Multiplo system is designed to be easy to be easy to assemble, difficult to break, and entirely moddable. The components all fit together naturally because of the mathematical relationship between their dimensions, so there’s no need for tools or soldering.The individual parts are designed to be reproducible in a fabrication shop, which should make it easy for users to invent their own parts and incorporate them into Multiplo. The kit’s DuinoBot controller is expandable and compatible with most Arduino sensors, so it’s possible to add Bluetooth or WiFi connectivity into a Multiplo robot as well.To make sure users can get started right out of the box, the kit comes with an IR sensor and remote. But once students are ready to go beyond simple commands, they can create more complex tasks in a free, open source graphical software system called Minibloq. If they outgrow that software, they can start programming in the Arduino IDE since the controller is 100% Arduino compatible. Multiplo project backers can get a Starter Kit for $139, a more robust Building Kit for $239 (teachers have access to an Educator version that includes a curriculum consultation), and an even bigger Monster Kit for $400.Read more at the Multiplo Kickstarter page
The Vancouver Fire Marshal’s Office was awarded a $142,753 grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to promote fire safety.The funds from the Fire Prevention and Safety grant will go toward the agency’s Project HomeSafe campaign, which aims at reducing the frequency and severity of residential fires through education and outreach.The program, launched in 2015, involves deputy fire marshals and volunteers to go door-to-door to show residents simple ways to reduce the risk of home fires.“When people are hurt or killed in a fire it is usually at home,” Vancouver Fire Marshal Heidi Scarpelli said in a press release. “Project HomeSafe is a strategic community outreach effort to reduce the top three avoidable causes of residential fires in Vancouver: cooking, smoking and candles.”Last year’s program reached 420 households, Scarpelli said.The primary goal of the FEMA’s Fire Prevention and Safety grant is to reduce injury and prevent death among high-risk populations.
By Nelson MannehPart of ‘Nyambai’ Forest was on Thursday, 7th March 2019, consumed by fire.Eye witnesses say the fire began around 3 pm. The cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained.Speaking to Foroyaa, one Yorro Sowe who works at an abattoir just beside the forest, said they saw the forest on fire and went out to see how they can put it off.“Beside the Forest, there are some poles that are placed there by one private company. We saw the fire coming towards those poles then we fetch some water to help in putting the fire off,” he said.Mr. Sowe added that he cannot explain how the fire started but he assumes it might have been caused by the people who passed through the forest. He said the Forest has lots of dry leaves and grasses and even a ‘cigarette’ when thrown could cause fire.Sowe narrated that the ‘Nyambai’ Forest was among the thickest forests in Brikama in those days but as the town continues to grow, the inhabitants continue to encroach into the forest for settlement. He added that people now allow their cattle to graze in the Forest.One Naranding Sanneh told Foroyaa that she resides in Jambur but fetches wood at the Forest.“The gmelina trees were cut down and there were many dried leaves on the ground, I am sure even when a ‘cigarette’ that has fire is thrown there, it could cause fire because of the dry leaves,” she noted.Nyambai Forest in ashes, Pic: Abdoulie FattyMrs. Sanneh indicated that the Forest continues to lose its greenish appearance because of fire and cutting down of trees. She held that the Forest should be reserved for the future generation.The flames that devastated the forest, Pic: Abdoulie FattyAt the time of going to press, Foroyaa tried to contact the Public Relation Office (PRO) of the Fire and Rescue Services, but he was out of reach.
Related Items:anti-money laundering, dwayne baker Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 25 Mar 2015 – The two day anti-money laundering conference not only drew a wide cross section of public and private sector professionals form the Turks and Caicos Islands, but from abroad. Magnetic Media spoke to Dwayne Baker, Director of the Financial Intelligence Agency who said the support was near capacity.“We’ve had wide interests from international participants; Trinidad and Tobago has brought a large delegation here, inclusive of their Attorney General, Anguilla, St Kitts and Nevis and some of our other Sister Territories, so the response has been quite fantastic.” Mr. Baker said there is a sincere willingness for those in TCI to follow regulations, even if there are some who deviate, the eighty participants and the type of interaction shown proves it. As far as whether the country is measuring up to standards globally; Baker said progress is good for the territory.“Well from the response this morning from the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force, it seems as if we are doing quite well… we are about to exit one of our review processes, that is the third round of evaluations and move into the fourth round which will look at the effectiveness of our systems.”Financial services contributes $2.3 million to government revenue. The Anti- Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism Conference was jointly organized by the Financial Intelligence Agency, the Attorney General’s Chambers and the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force; we will hear from their executives next time… Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp
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 SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – “Smart tech” devices are among the top gift items this year, according to the Consumer Technology Association.Ryland Madison, Director of Product Management at Cox Communications, visited Good Morning San Diego to bring awareness to the importance of protecting your technology.According to the CTA, technology spending during the 2018 holiday season will reach $96.1 billion in revenue in the United States.Some advice from Cox Communications:· Change passwords regularly, and be sure to change the default password for each device. These default passwords can often be found online with an easy search.· Use two-factor authentication or use a password generator that will provide you a random code to use. Don’t write down your passwords.· Keep software updated. Learn how to update it as soon as you bring it home. Don’t ignore the update notifications you may receive, and also do an online search periodically to find any updates you may be missing. The updates often provide security patches to deal with identified vulnerabilities.· Be aware of the “trade-offs” – because they track behaviors, data around home life can be a commodity. – so read the fine print (i.e. terms of service) and know what you are signing up for.· Consider setting up a separate wi-fi network for just your smart home / home automation devices.· Do your research, read reviews – does the company you are buying from update their software enough to protect from the latest threats? You want to make sure they have a strong reputation. Do they push the update to the device, or do you have to download it?· Stick to well-known brands – especially when it comes to smart speakers, and make sure they have a physical mute button. Off brands may not, and they are not easily bypassed. Sometimes it’s best to wait to adopt smart home tech when it is in its second or third generation. Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Posted: December 6, 2018 KUSI Newsroom December 6, 2018 Strengthening tech security around the holidays KUSI Newsroom,
The House passed the conference report on the Highway Bill in an overwhelming vote today, sending the measure to the Senate for consideration, potentially as early as tonight.Included in the bill are several provisions important to the American Soybean Association (ASA), most notably a reversal of the $3 billion in proposed cuts from crop insurance in October’s budget bill.Overall, the bill reauthorizes highway and transit programs for five years at a cost of $300 billion. The multi-year reauthorization would provide certainty for state and local governments to maintain and move forward with transportation projects. It also provides new flexibilities and streamlines environmental review and permitting processes aimed at accelerating projects.The bill also establishes new national freight policies and programs aimed at improving freight movement and strengthening U.S. economic competitiveness.One issue important to the ASA that is not favorably addressed in the highway bill is the ability for states to allow increased truck weights on federal interstates.The House of Representatives voted 187-236 to defeat an amendment offered by Rep. Reid Ribble which would have provided states the option to increase truck weight limits on federal interstates. This was a disappointing outcome and a missed opportunity for Congress to improve transportation efficiency and the competitiveness of U.S. farmers and businesses.The bill does include a modified version of the Port Performance Act. The Conference Report establishes a Port Performance Statistics Program under the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS); however the specific metrics that were in the Port Performance Ac passed by the Senate were not included. The provision does require BTS to establish a working group to include private and public sector participants to develop an agreed upon set of metrics to be included in an annual report. BTS will have 60 days to establish the group and develop the metrics.The measure also includes reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank.In addition to revenues from the gas tax that go into the Highway Trust Fund, the bill includes other funding offsets such as revenue generating provision impacting the Federal Reserve and banks and the sale of oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve.
The public surplus now sits at MOP$11.6 billion, slightly down on the same time last year but representing 167% of the government’s 2018 surplus budget. RelatedPosts Gaming revenue sees Macau government push ahead of 2019 budget through April Load More Hokkaido sets some budget aside for IR marketing as latest public survey shows promise The Macau government raised MOP$17.6 billion through direct taxes on the gaming industry through the first two months of 2018, up 24.7% on the MOP$14.1 billion in gaming taxes accrued during the same period last year.The figure represents 83.6% of all revenue brought in by the government in January and February and the second consecutive year of increase. It also means that the government has already accrued 21.4% of the MOP$82.4 billion in gaming taxes it had budgeted for at the start of the year. Melco Resorts sets US$1.4 billion budget for Studio City Phase 2 expansion
Alaska said there will be some exceptions to the rule of the carry-on size allowance, but those items will need to be stowed in the aircraft cabin. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Alaska Airlines passengers will need to downsize their carry-on luggage, effective on June 4, after the airline announced it is decreasing the maximum dimensions allowed for carry-on baggage. Alaska also noted that stricter carry-on dimensions will allow more passengers to store their luggage in the overhead compartments (as opposed to a gate-side check). Alaska explained that its current size allotment is “larger than most other international and domestic airlines allow” and that the change was made to “make sure that your carry-on bag will be accepted aboard all the flights within your itinerary.” Passengers’ carry-on items must measure 22 x 14 x 9 inches (including wheels and handles). The change is a significant decrease from current measurements of 24 x 17 x 10 inches.
CNET’s Holiday Gift Guide: The best place to find the perfect gift for everyone on your list this season. Culture: Your hub for everything from film and television to music, comics, toys and sports. But what made me really appreciate DC Comics’ Aquaman? Unlike Marvel superheroes who always seem to struggle with internal demons and tragic backstories, Aquaman is well-adjusted and jovial. Granted, since the gritty film reboots of the Batman and Superman franchises, DC Comics have their own versions of damaged and depressing superheroes. But since 2017’s Wonder Woman film, DC movies now seem more cheerful and escapist. Warning: Minor movie spoilers ahead. Aquaman’s mother, Queen Atlanna, played by Nicole Kidman, is ripped away from him and his human father, Tom Curry (Temuera Morrison), when Aquaman’s young, but he doesn’t dive into the ocean seeking revenge against the Atlantean royal family. He doesn’t go on a bad-guy-killing spree. He smiles, jokes and shares pints with his dad at the local pub. Welcome to Atlantis. Warner Bros. Granted, much of Aquaman’s charm is due to Momoa’s built-in swagger. This isn’t the uptight, blond-boy comic-book version of Aquaman. This is a superhero we’d want to go drinking or surfing with. He’s approachable without having a Tony Stark ego. Momoa steals most of the Aquaman movie with his relaxed hang 10 surfer approach to dealing with both his insulting half-brother, Atlantean King Orm (Patrick Wilson), and new vengeance-driven villain Manta (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II). But it’s also how Aquaman treats the women in the movie that won me over. Mera (Amber Heard) might look like she’s cosplaying a sexy Ariel the Little Mermaid with a tight green costume and red wig even RuPaul would scoff at, but she’s not in the film as a love interest. She fights her own battles. Mera isn’t about to be a pawn in yet another royal arranged marriage. And she’s definitely not there to flutter her eyelashes at Aquaman. Most of the time, she’s putting Aquaman in his place and teaching him about the underwater world she calls home. TV and Movies 2019 movies to geek out over Tags Aquaman keeps the DC comeback afloat Now playing: Watch this: Queen Atlanna is also a warrior. When we see her at the beginning of the film, she’s injured and vulnerable, but eventually trusts and falls in love with the lighthouse keeper Tom who nurses her back to health. It’s clear the movie’s real love story isn’t between Aquaman and Mera, but between his parents. Although Queen Atlanna is banished by her royal family, she fights for her survival. She’s a deep-sea Furiosa. What also makes director James Wan’s Aquaman great is its sense of wonderment about the underwater world of Atlantis. I’ll never look at an octopus the same way again. Sure there are plenty of exciting battles where Aquaman shows off his power to command all sea creatures with his mighty trident in hand, but we also get to see the everyday Atlantis where whales and giant turtles are part of the underwater kingdom’s public transportation system. We see a lot of world building that makes me long to reinvest in sea monkeys. Review: Oceanic DC superhero epic will float your boat Aquaman: 5 things I want to see from the next DCEU film Jason Momoa gets giddy and naked at SNL Enlarge ImageJason Momoa as Aquaman. Warner Bros. Pictures Thor, Black Widow, Captain America, Iron Man, Hulk, Black Panther. This has been my crew, my squad, my ultimate hero lineup for years. Whenever asked to choose Marvel or DC Comics, I proudly yelled Marvel. No contest. The Avengers, Agent Carter and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. have been the superheroes I needed — complex, gritty and troubled, without a hint of comic book camp. But lately, I need a fan support group just to get through all the death and destruction facing the Avengers. As the real world feels darker and more dangerous with bomb threats, mass shootings, out-of-control wildfires and turbulent politics, I need a superhero who gives me hope and reminds me to not take everything so damn seriously. Enter Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry, aka Aquaman, in the new film playing worldwide and making a splash at the box office. He saves submarines from being hijacked and is always up for adventure. He’s like an underwater Thor, complete with annoying power-hungry half-brother. But Aquaman also wants to be left alone. He’s not really into politics and superhero fame. He’s an antihero who drinks like a fish and would rather buy you a beer than try to save the world. He’s optimistic, empathetic and ready to help with a huge smile on his face. 77 Photos Captain Marvel DC Comics Marvel Disney Captain America Iron Man 1:45 More Aquaman The movie ignited my imagination more than the latest roster of Marvel movies. And even though it glosses over the problem of humans polluting the oceans with our never-ending supply of trash, there isn’t a preachy moment. There isn’t a depressing sequence where Aquaman gives up on himself or humanity. I didn’t feel one second of pending doom and gloom in the two-and-a-half-hour movie. Aquaman’s a guy you can trust with the world, both land and sea. He’s optimistic, empathetic and ready to help with a huge smile on his face. Wan’s Aquaman movie has a sense of humor about itself that makes this the kind of superhero the world needs and deserves right now. So I’m a DC Comics fangirl now… or at least until Marvel’s Captain Marvel and DC’s Shazam create a new tug-of-war in 2019.First published Dec. 22, 5 a.m. PT. Correction, 10:17 a.m. PT: This post initially misstated the franchise that created Shazam. Shazam is a DC character.
You know Daleks and Davros and Missy the Master, Angels and Silence hell-bent on disaster. But do you recall the most underrated Doctor Who villains of all?Each week, I will dig into the depths of the Whoniverse to examine one rejected, misjudged, or altogether forgotten big bad. And this slobbering shapeshifter is not something you want to meet in a dark alley.Lupine Wavelength Haemovariform (via BBC)WEREWOLFFirst appearance: “The Greatest Show in the Galaxy” (1988)—season 25, serial 4Home planet: Vulpana, EarthDoctors: Seventh, TenthCompanions: Ace, Rose TylerThe mythological, folkloric werewolf has terrorized communities for centuries, devouring livestock and hunting prey by the light of a full moon.Legend has it, the bite of a so-called “man-wolf” turns its victim into a once-monthly raging beast—as happened to Queen Victoria when she met the Tenth Doctor.Mistakenly landing in the Scottish moors in the late 1870s (a far cry from Ian Dury at the Top Rank in Sheffield, 1979), the Doctor and Rose are invited to join Her Majesty for a night’s stay at the Torchwood Estate.The unsuspecting cavalcade, however, are riding straight into a trap: The manor—a favorite of the late Prince Albert—has been captured by a group of monks, hoping to commence a new “Empire of the Wolf.”We are not amused.Despite all my rage I am still just a werewolf in a cage (via BBC)While the Doctor dines with Sir Robert and Queen Victoria, Rose is captured and imprisoned by the monks, chained in the cellar among the rest of the house staff—and a caged man with alien eyes.Oddly forward for a cooped-up creature, he bares all to Rose, explaining that his body is that of “a weakling, heartsick boy, stolen away at night by the brethren” for cultivation.“I carved out his soul and sat in his heart,” he muses, reciting poetry penned by Russell T. Davies.Father Angelo and his meddling monks (via BBC)Far from home, the humanoid canine (er, Lupine Wavelength Haemovariform) crashed on Earth more than 300 years ago, its presence so powerful it turned the monks’ attention away from God.Father Angelo and his monastic brothers began to worship it, tame the beast—and trick it into believing it was allergic to mistletoe. Their plan: Create the Empire of the Wolf and take over the world.“With one bite, I would pass into her blood, and then it begins,” the werewolf tells Rose (hinting at her own Bad Wolf disposition). “You burnt like the sun, but all I require is the moon.”Mags (Jessica Martin) befriended the Seventh Doctor and Ace (via BBC)Not all lycanthropes are to be feared, though.The Seventh Doctor (Sylvester McCoy) and companion Ace (Sophie Aldred) befriended Mags—a quiet young woman from the planet Vulpana—who just happened to be a werewolf.Travelling with egotistical intergalactic explorer Captain Cook, Mags’ transformation is triggered by moonlight—in this case artificially recreated by circus lights, in an attempt to kill the Doctor.Too late for Cook (she slaughters him in a feral rage), the spiky-haired girl (Jessica Martin) learns to control her instincts.Things didn’t end quite so well for our 19th-century hairy friend, who dies by the light of Queen Victoria’s diamond (and the hand of the merciful Doctor). ‘Doctor Who’ Underrated Villain of the Week: Mire’Doctor Who’ Underrated Villain of the Week: Zygon Stay on target Stream all of Doctor Who now for free with your Amazon Prime membership.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.
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