first_imgGrandparents.com announced today that Deepak Chopra, MD has joined Grandparents.com as Anti-aging and Wellness Spokesperson and has become a member of the company’s Advisory Board.Grandparents.com is the # 2 website in the age 50+ demographic segment, with a new focus on anti-aging and wellbeing for an audience of 100+ million grandparents, boomers and seniors in the U.S.In this new venture, Dr. Chopra and the company will produce text, audio and video productions, including interviews of Dr. Chopra and others. The first project is a multi-part series entitled, “The New Anti-Aging: The Biology of Youth and the Wisdom of Experience.” Each segment will cover a niche regarding a wellness and wellbeing aspect of The New Anti-Aging, i.e., sleep, stress, sex, fitness, alternative, drug-free and more. The company will have a perpetual, worldwide license to distribute the series.“I am very happy with my new affiliation at Grandparents.com,” said Dr. Chopra, “It gives me the opportunity to work with my contemporaries and prove to the world that one can have the wisdom of aging while maintaining, for an extended period, the biology of youth.”“We are elated to have Deepak join our team and lead us in our quest for perpetual youth for America’s grandparents,” said Steve Leber , Chairman and Co-CEO of Grandparents.com. “Deepak is one of the most amazing persons I have ever met. I can easily understand why Time Magazine described Deepak as one of the top 100 heroes and icons of this century and credited him as ‘the poet-prophet of alternative medicine.’ We absolutely love having Deepak join the Grandparents.com team!”Source:PR Newswirelast_img read more

first_imgAPTN National News OTTAWA–Opposition MPs pressed the Harper government during question period Thursday to call a national inquiry into murdered and missing Indigenous women.Three NDP MPs and one Liberal MP pressed the government on the issue in succession during the tail end of question period.As the MPs were asking their questions, Halifax police issued a statement saying two people had been charged in the murder of Loretta Saunders,26, an Inuk university student whose body was found in New Brunswick Wednesday.Police said Victoria Henneberry, 28, and Blake Leggette, 25, had each been charged with first degree murder.At a news conference, an investigator told reporters that there was planning to this crime. Police said Saunders was killed in her apartment on Feb. 13.Saunders’ body was found in the median of a section of the Trans-Canada highway near Salisbury, NB.Henneberry and Leggette were initially charged with stealing Saunders’ car. The car was located in Harrow, Ont., on Feb. 18.They were living in Saunders’ apartment.St. John’s South-Mount Pearl Liberal MP Ryan Cleary began the round of questioning saying that as elected representatives they had “a duty to act.”  He then called on the government to call a national inquiry.Status of Women Minister Kellie Leitch responded saying the government had already taken “concrete action” by promising $25 million toward the issue in the latest budget.That money, however, won’t flow until next year and most of it will be used by the RCMP’s National Centre for Missing Persons and Unidentified Remains, which doesn’t specifically target murdered and missing Indigenous women. The rest of the money is supposed to go for victim family services and violence prevention. The Native Women’s Association of Canada, however, says no one knows where these services exist.Leitch then tried to flip the issue back on Cleary and his party for not supporting the Harper government’s budget.“Why don’t you stand up for Aboriginal women?” said Leitch.Leitch’s tone, however, softened substantially as she faced three more questions from the NDP on the issue, but she still stuck to her talking points.An emotional Halifax NDP MP Meagan Leslie led off the questioning for the NDP on the subject.“Over 800 Indigenous women have been murdered or gone missing since 1990. It is time for us to acknowledge this crisis,” said Leslie. “Will the government establish a national action plan on violence against women?”Leitch said the government had already responded to the issue and referred to the $8.1 million the government had committed in the last budget to create a DNA-based missing persons Index which would be part of the missing persons centre. That money won’t flow until 2016, which is after the next federal election.“Our government has taken action,” said Leitch. “I encourage the opposition to join us in that action.”The NDP’s Aboriginal affairs critic Jean Crowder then took up the questioning. She mentioned that Saunders, a university student, was working on writing a thesis exploring the issue of murdered and missing Indigenous women.“Will the government continue the work of Loretta Saunders? Will they institute a national action plan and call an inquiry into murdered and missing women?” said Crowder.Again Leitch stuck to the talking points, but this time referred to the recently wrapped up special Parliamentary committee on murdered and missing Indigenous women.“We have taken action and will continue taking action,” she said. “I encourage all members of this House to join with the government. Let’s make sure we are taking action to deal with this tragic issue.”Abitibi-Baie-James-Nunavik-Eeyou NDP MP Romeo Saganash, who is Cree, launched the last question for the NDP.“Her assassination, her murder is a tragic irony. We must honour her memory, just as we must honour the memory of the women who were disappeared or murdered. We waited too long to shed light on what happened in residential schools. Let’s not repeat the same mistake,” said Saganash.Leitch was unmoved.“We have taken and action and will continue to do that,” said Leitch. “All of which the opposition look to not support.”Prime Minister Stephen Harper is opposed to calling a national inquiry. He personally expressed this view during a meeting with First Nation chiefs last January and personally on a separate occasion to Assembly of First Nations National Chief Shawn Atleo.On March 7, the special parliamentary committee into violence against Indigenous women will table it’s report. Many of the witnesses that went before the committee called for a national inquiry.news@aptn.calast_img read more

A four-year-old boy from Quebec has died after drowning at a family gathering.Police were called to the residence just before 3 p.m. on Sunday to a home in Laval, just north of Montreal.First responders were unable to revive the young boy. He was taken to the hospital and later pronounced dead.Officers say there were a number of people both inside and outside the home at the time the boy was found but did not give any additional details.The investigation is ongoing.

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Outlook darkens among US CEOs as fewer plan to add jobs or boost spending by News Staff Posted Jun 20, 2012 1:42 pm MDT WASHINGTON – A survey of chief executives shows fewer large U.S. companies plan to hire or boost spending in the next six months, reflecting a weaker U.S. economy.The Business Roundtable says 36 per cent of its CEO members plan to add workers over the next six months. That’s down from 42 per cent when the survey was last taken three months ago.Jim McNerney, the group’s chairman and CEO of The Boeing Co., blamed the dip in sentiment on “concern over increasingly persistent obstacles to a stronger recovery.” Those include uncertainty over potential U.S. tax increases and spending cuts early next year and Europe’s financial crisis.Only 43 per cent say they plan to step up spending on machinery, computers and other large goods, down from 48 per cent. Most CEOs still expect sales to increase in the next six months.Overall, the CEO Outlook survey index fell to 89.1 in the second quarter, down from 96.9 in the first three months of the year. Any reading above 50 indicates growth.The gloomier outlook follows a sharp pullback in hiring over the past two months, which has raised concerns that the economy is slumping after a fast start. Job growth averaged only 73,000 in April and May, after average gains of 226,000 per month in the first three months of the year. The unemployment rate rose to 8.2 per cent in May from 8.1 per cent.McNerney said that companies are delaying hiring, and even laying off workers, in anticipation of what many economists call the “fiscal cliff” that looms at the end of this year. Several large tax cuts are scheduled to expire and big spending cuts, including in defence, are set to take effect Jan. 1.While President Barack Obama and lawmakers say they will delay the onset of the changes, McNerney said companies can’t be sure. Last year, Congress and the White House agreed only at the last minute to raise the government’s borrowing limit and stave off a possible default.“We have yet to regain faith that the process will deal with it,” McNerney said.As a result, “we don’t know how corporations, or individuals, or capital will be taxed,” he said. “That is having an impact on the results you see here.”Boeing and many other aerospace companies with government contracts are holding back on hiring and are cutting jobs in anticipation of the spending cuts, he added.The Business Roundtable represents the CEOs of the 200 largest U.S. corporations. The survey is based on 164 responses received between May 17 and June 8. read more

The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General (SRSG) for Somalia, Nicholas Kay, has expressed concern over yesterday’s outbreak of violence during preparations for the parliamentary elections in Somaliland. There have been reports that some members of parliament may have been detained and that the violence has led to a number of casualties, Mr. Kay said in a statement issued to the press. Mr. Kay, who is also head of the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM), called on all parties to exercise restraint and fully respect the democratic process. Somaliland has been making positive strides towards democratic elections. Violence risks setting these gains back, Mr. Kay warned. UNSOM, established by the UN Security Council in June of last year, is mandated to support the Federal Government of Somalia with its peace and state building agenda, including the federalism process, review of the provisional constitution and elections in 2016. It also works to strengthen Somalia’s security sector, promote respect for human rights and women’s empowerment and assist in the coordination of international assistance. read more

“He conveys his sincere condolences to the families of the many victims and wishes a swift recovery to those wounded,” Mr. Ban’s spokesperson said in a statement.According to media reports, 10 people were killed and seven wounded in the attack, in which a 26-year-old man opened fire at Umpqua Community College, located in Roseburg. The gunmen also died.“In the face of yet another tragedy of this kind, the Secretary-General expresses his strong hope that the United States, through the robust democratic process that characterizes it, will be able to take the necessary action to reduce the appalling toll in human life that gun violence is taking on American society,” the statement continued.“He notes that President Barack Obama has consistently demonstrated his commitment to address this scourge.” read more

Ms. Walpole disagrees with those who say that holding elections in present-day Iraq is not possible and have called for a delay.She points to an officially approved timeframe for the Parliament to end and a new one to begin: “It is possible to hold elections when you have a large proportion of your population displaced but you have to put other measures in place.”Those include reaching as many of the displaced Iraqis to encourage them to register to vote.The voting group includes a high number of youth. Since the last elections in 2014, about four million young Iraqis reached the voting age.Getting them registered and voting is one of the aims of the Deputy Special Representative and the UN mission in Iraq (UNAMI), which is providing technical advice to the Government and the Independent Electoral Commission overseeing the elections.“I think if you encourage people to vote when they’re young and they get into the habit of doing it, then they vote all through their lives,” Ms. Walpole said.She noted that the UN has a credibility and a legitimacy in Iraq that it does not enjoy in all countries.“We’re not doing the elections; the Electoral Commission is, and we’re advising and supporting. But the fact that we’re identified with the elections is giving them credibility and giving people confidence to engage.” “Elections by their nature are adversarial,” Alice Walpole, one of the top officials at the UN mission in Iraq, told UN News. “One of the challenges in a place like Iraq is to avoid falling back to sectarian hostilities in the run-up to the elections.”The more than 6,000 candidates vying for some 300 seats in the Parliament have been asked to sign and abide by a code of conduct. The two-page document stipulates that politicians and their parties will avoid hate speech and incitement to violence, and contribute to a peaceful atmosphere.I think if you encourage people to vote when they’re young and they get into the habit of doing it, then they vote all through their lives.The positive engagement among politicians is one of the key differences that Ms. Walpole, a Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General in Iraq, sees between now and when she first began working in Iraq in 2009.“I detect among politicians a real appetite to move forward and to work for Iraq and to work constructively,” she said.The elections will be the first held since the Government declared victory over the Islamic State or Daesh. In a televised address in December, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced that more than three years of combat operations drove out the extremists from the territory they once held, and that Iraqi forces were in full control of the country’s border.The Government has focused on returning thousands of the two million people displaced since the start of the 2014 crisis back home before the polls.This is particularly important, she noted, for all the people who lived under Daesh for a few years, whose voices were completely lost.“I think it’s really important to enfranchise them so that they get the chance now to say what they want, and people are very conscious that the Government they vote in now will shape the future of the country.” read more

OTTAWA — The drama that is the NHL’s Ottawa Senators will add another chapter when Erik Karlsson makes his anticipated return to Canadian Tire Centre.Karlsson, the former face of the Senators franchise, was dealt to the San Jose Sharks just before training camps opened this season, capping what had been a messy period between the team and the all-star defenceman. The Sharks are in Ottawa for a game Saturday night.“I don’t really know what to expect to be honest with you,” Karlsson said Friday. “I think it’s going to be a little bit emotional. How it’s going to play out I’m not really sure. I haven’t really tried to overthink it too much.“I know it’s going to be a lot of things going on and I’m going to try and stay focused on the game. It’s an important one for us. I’m going to do what I always do and that’s going to be my best.”Karlsson’s trade came after the team plummeted from a Stanley Cup contender to an NHL minnow in just one season, enduring a string of controversies along the way.His future was in Ottawa was in doubt when Senators owner Eugene Melnyk issued a since-rescinded threat last December that he might move the franchise if ticket sales didn’t improve. Rumours circulated at the time that Karlsson would be dealt by February’s trade deadline.The Ottawa captain wound up staying put for the time being, but tragedy struck in March when Karlsson and his wife Melinda announced their first child, a son they named Axel, was stillborn.After the club’s miserable season finally came to an end, Karlsson’s wife accused the fiancee of then-teammate Mike Hoffman of cyberbullying. Hoffman was traded a couple of weeks before Karlsson was dealt.Despite a messy exit, Karlsson said he had no regrets about his time in the nation’s capital.“None. I’ve had a great time here,” he said. “I loved it and looking back I don’t think I would change anything. They made me who I am today.”Before the Senators fell on hard times, things were good for Karlsson in Ottawa. He became a superstar with the Sens, registering 126 goals and 392 assists for 518 points in 627 regular-season games and 37 points in 48 playoff contests.He won the Norris Trophy as the NHL’s top defenceman in 2012 and 2015 and led the Senators to within a goal of the 2017 Stanley Cup final while playing on an injured foot and ankle.Having so much history with the city, it could be hard for Karlsson to completely move on from Ottawa after just one trip back.“I think we all know this day has been coming up and when it’s going to be and it’s finally here,” he said. “It’s going to be nice that I’m going to be here, I’m going to play here and we’re going to do this and after that it’s probably going to calm down since we’re not coming back for at least another year.“So as of right now I’m just going to enjoy this moment. Whether it’s closure I’m not really sure. We’ll see tomorrow.”The Canadian Press read more

With an experienced offensive line, a plethora of running backs and a third-year quarterback in Terrelle Pryor, Ohio State has high expectations going into the upcoming football season.Although some pundits are penciling in the Buckeyes for a return to Arizona for the Tostitos National Championship, their schedule will be difficult.Thursday, Sept. 2, 7:30 p.m. Marshall at Ohio StateThe Buckeyes start off the season with the 10th night game ever at Ohio Stadium. Because this game is on Thursday, it will give OSU a few extra days to prepare for a showdown with Miami the following week.Saturday, Sept. 11, 3:40 p.m. Miami (Fla.) at Ohio StateThis will be the first time these teams have met since the infamous 2002 National Championship game. Miami is comparable to OSU with experience. Coach Randy Shannon’s up-and-coming program will lean on junior quarterback Jacory Harris to upset the Buckeyes.Though this will be Pryor’s first stage to shine on after his MVP Rose Bowl performance, look for the Buckeyes to run on a young Hurricane defensive line.Saturday, Oct. 16, 7:15 p.m. Ohio State at Wisconsin Camp Randall Stadium should be the most hostile environment the Buckeyes will face all season. OSU beat Wisconsin in a similar environment two years ago when Pryor and Chris “Beanie” Wells led the team to a fourth quarter comeback, winning 20-17.This Wisconsin team is much more experienced, though. With 18 returning starters, including senior quarterback Scott Tolzien and Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year John Clay, look for the Badgers to have a balanced attack. It was this attack that led them to a 20-14 victory over Miami in the Champs Sports Bowl.Saturday, Oct. 23, 12:00 p.m. Purdue at Ohio StateThis is supposed to be the hangover week after a grueling game the week before. With Purdue coming to Columbus, OSU will be looking for redemption as the Boilermakers forced Pryor into five turnovers in a 26-18 loss last year in West Lafayette, Ind.Purdue lost five of its last seven games last year by a touchdown or less.Saturday, Nov. 13, TBA. Penn State at Ohio StateUsually, Penn State is one of the toughest matchups of the year. This year might be the exception.Penn State lost three key defensive players, Jared Odrick, Sean Lee and Navorro Bowman, to the NFL. In addition, the Nittany Lions will be replacing quarterback Daryll Clark.Saturday, Nov. 20, TBA. Ohio State at Iowa After an Orange Bowl victory, the Hawkeyes have 14 returning starters. Iowa should be a lock in the top 10 projections at the beginning of the year.Iowa’s defense is very much like OSU’s. Both teams will not be giving up a lot of points, and it should be a close game throughout.The Nov. 20 showdown will feature a rematch of last year’s 27-24 overtime thriller. This game could be the decider on who goes to the Rose Bowl, or maybe, the National Championship.Saturday, Nov. 27, TBA. Michigan at Ohio StateDon’t expect another 42-7 OSU victory, which is what happened the last time the Wolverines came to Columbus.Rich Rodriguez needs a successful season or else he could be fired at the end of this year. The best way to win over the heart of Wolverine fans is to beat OSU in the Horseshoe. read more

first_imgWorking in the games industry can be a very good career choice due to the pay on offer for more senior roles. Deciding which developer or publisher to work for is obviously going to come down to how much they are willing to pay you and whether you are a good fit for the types of games they create. If your main concern is pay, and you want to work in Japan, then Square Enix is clearly the place to seek employment.Nensyu Labo is a company that tracks salaries across a range of industries in Japan. One of those industries is video games and they have just published the latest compensation chart for Japanese game developers and publishers.The top 10 includes the companies you’d expect to see such as Sony, Konami, Namco Bandai, Tecmo, and Capcom, but it’s Square Enix that pays the most, and by a huge margin if these figures are to be believed.The average salary for an employee working at the Final Fantasy studio is 21,680,000 yen. That’s roughly $273,000 a year. To put that in context, the company coming in second on the list is Sony who pays an average of $116,000. That’s less than half what Square Enix is offering.Here’s the top 10 in full:Square Enix – $273,000Sony – $116,000Nintendo – $115,000Sammy – $103,500Konami – $85,000Namco Bandai – $80,500Tecmo Koei – $77,500Gala – $74,500Capcom – $72,000Yuke – $71,000Nensyu Labo gather their information from public records, so there’s every chance these figures are off. That incredibly high pay for Square Enix may actually represent the average across the company’s Japanese management team, or they just have some very well paid employees that push the average much higher than it is in reality.Even so, if you don’t count Square Enix you get a good idea of how well paid you could be working in the Japanese games industry. Of course, it’s going to take you a number of years to earn anything near the average at one of these companies.More at Andriasang, image via Japanizelast_img read more

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The annual Grandparents’ Day Concert, held by the Manasis School of Greek Dance and Culture at the Kingston City Hall, was spoiled after many elderly were issued with parking fines in an area that was recently made a permit zone by the Kingston City Council. Dimosthenis Manasis, the director of the dance group and organiser of this annual event has been advised by the council that each individual person needs to appeal their fine. His concern is that many of the people who were fined are elderly members of our community who have English as a second language and may come across communication barriers. The dance group has been holding the event at the hall for nearly five years in a row now and members of the dance group and their families have always parked their cars underneath the town hall without an issue.However, the council has recently changed the carpark and turned it into a permit zone. Mr Manasis – who says he supports the council’s rights to zone parking areas accordingly – tells Neos Kosmos that his event was only told hours before the production that the car park had become a permit zone. He says in the months of preparation for the event and dealing with the council, no one advised him of the change, and if they had, he would have taken the necessary steps to ensure that every car was issued with a permit.“It’s not fair that the council is raising revenue at my expense,” says Mr Manasis.“It’s the principle, not the money – we weren’t notified well in advance and we didn’t have time to prepare, we would have had a system in place.”He says he has asked the council for a full retraction on the fines received by people who parked in the underground park between the hours of 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm at last week’s event. Any fines incurred by people who attended the event that parked elsewhere in the area he says he can’t help with. However the council is still adamant that everyone has to appeal their fine individually. “Local laws said everyone has to appeal, there is no way they can just scrap it as it has to go through an auditory process dictated by the Department of Justice,” Mr Manasis was advised.“If there is a language barrier, they will have to find someone to help them write an appeal, and if the permit was not issued to them and they got booked in parking in the permit zone, then they may be able to get it dismissed.“And anyone issued with a permit who didn’t display the permit will have to explain why as many could have done it because of an honest mistake.” Mr Manasis said the council has been very cooperative and was “quite pleasant, supportive and understanding” of this issue.last_img read more

first_imgTo mark the 41st anniversary of the Turkish invasion of Cyprus, events will take place across the country, organised by nationwide branches of the Pan-Australian Justice for Cyprus Coordinating Committee (PASEKA).In a recent statement, president of the Cyprus Community of Melbourne and Victoria Constantinos Procopiou said the events are as much “to demonstrate against the invasion and continuing occupation of Cyprus, and a show of our support to the struggle for freedom”.A key note speaker during the commemorative events will be Cyprus’ Minister of Agriculture, Agricultural Development and the Environment Nikos Kougiales.Accompanied by the High Commissioner of the Republic of Cyprus in Oceania, Ioanna Malliotes, the minister is set to make his first appearance in Sydney on Sunday 19 July, where he will take part in a church service for the fallen and a wreath-laying ceremony.Mr Kougiales will then travel to South Australia on Wednesday 22 July where he will take part in further commemorative events and on to Melbourne.A demonstration has been called for 5.00 pm on Friday 24 July at the Victorian Parliament, followed by a candlelight vigil.On Sunday 26 July, the minister will attend a liturgy at the church of Saint Efstathios in South Melbourne.The Greek community of Brisbane will welcome the minister to Queensland on Monday 27 July.Members of Greek Australian communities across Australia are invited to participate and show their support for Cyprus. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

first_imgLes chiens américains descendent encore des races canines précolombiennesDes chercheurs suédois et portugais ont tracé les origines génétiques des chiens américains actuels, et montrent que les races élevées traditionnellement par les Amérindiens sont de lointaine ascendance asiatique et n’ont été que faiblement hybridées avec les races importées d’Europe.     Loin d’avoir été totalement remplacés, comme on le pensait, par les races venues d’Europe avec les colons blancs, les chiens ‘natifs’ de l’Amérique – ceux élevés par les Amérindiens précolombiens – ont une belle descendance. En effet, aujourd’hui encore ils entrent, pour plus de 70% dans le patrimoine génétique des chiens réputés indigènes du Nouveau Monde.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Seuls les 30% restant de cet ADN proviennent des variétés européennes. Une lointaine origine est-asiatique et sibérienne caractérise en outre ces souches américaines ‘natives’. Ceci est le résultat d’une étude génétique menée conjointement par le KTH Royal Institute of Technology, l’Institut Karolinska et l’Université de Stockholm, et par l’Université d’Uppsala (Suède également), avec l’aide de chercheurs du Portugal. L’équipe a comparé l’ADN mitochondrial provenant d’échantillons archéologiques (canins) d’Amérique, de chiens actuels asiatiques, européens et bien sûr américains (depuis les chiens nus du Pérou jusqu’aux chiens de traîneau de l’Arctique, en passant par les Chihuahuas). Des travaux aujourd’hui publiés dans la revue Proceedings of the Royal Society B.Le Chihuahua toujours d’ascendance mexicaine “Il est particulièrement intéressant de trouver que la race mexicaine ‘Chihuahua’ partage un type d’ADN unique avec des échantillons précolombiens du Mexique. Cela donne une preuve concluante de l’ascendance mexicaine du Chihuahua. (…) Nos résultats confirment que les chiens américains sont une partie restante de la culture américaine indigène, ce qui souligne l’importance de préserver ces populations [canines]”, conclut Peter Savolainen, spécialiste en génétique évolutive et directeur de l’étude.Le 14 juillet 2013 à 20:10 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

first_imgWe had a welcome break Wednesday from the heavy rains and even got to enjoy some sunshine a good share of the day. That was a transition day from a southwest flow of air to a cooler northwest flow of air. The good news is that the mountains should receive 1 or 2 feet of new snow, including the passes, between now and the weekend as orthographic showers develop over the mountains.The bad news, if you will, is the much cooler temperatures, with highs in the 40s and lows in the 30s. Any clearing by the weekend will lead to frosty conditions. The snow level is not quite as low as we thought earlier in the week. Snow could fall down to 2,000 feet.The weekend at this point looks to be not too bad, other than cool with some dry periods, and more rain moving in later on Sunday. Next week looks unsettled, with rain or showers. There still is a threat of cold and lowland snow the week prior to Christmas — but don’t place bets on it just yet.According to the Washington State Climate office, November was warmer and wetter than average across the entire state. With just a couple of exceptions — at Wenatchee and Yakima — areas east of the mountains had above normal precipitation.The office also reports that an El Niño pattern is unlikely now and things will remain rather neutral, which leads to an equal chance of having either below, above or normal temperatures and precipitation this winter. It does say that precipitation amounts have a 40 percent chance of being above average in December only.last_img read more

first_imgBarrett Business Services Inc., the Vancouver-based supplier of staffing and outsourced human resources services, reported surging net revenue Wednesday, hauling in $111.6 million in the January-to-March period. The company’s revenue is up 35 percent from $82.4 million in the first quarter of 2012.The company showed a net loss of $2.5 million, or 36 cents per share, in the first quarter of this year, but that was to be expected. Barrett historically experiences first-quarter losses because of higher payroll taxes that ensue at the beginning of every year. The company posted a net loss of $2.2 million, or 22 cents per share, in the first quarter of 2012.During their quarterly earnings conference call Wednesday, company officials said that, based partly on Barrett’s strong revenue growth and high retention of clients, the company — which has 57 offices in 10 states and conducts business in 23 states — will invest this year in getting bigger.Company officials also addressed questions about the broader economy, with president and CEO Michael Elich saying, at one point, that he thinks the U.S. economy will remain stable and will not see a double-dip recession.For now, Barrett will take its gains and plow them back into “talent and operational infrastructure throughout 2013 to ultimately support a much larger organization,” said James Miller, the company’s chief financial officer.last_img read more

Hundreds gather for Carnaval on the Mile in Coral Gables

first_imgCORAL GABLES, FLA. (WSVN) – It’s party time in Coral Gables as the city hosts its annual Carnaval on the Mile.Hundreds of people took to the streets of Miracle Mile for the free festival on Saturday and Sunday.Attendees enjoyed the start of spring with some food, music, art and even a little bit of shopping.Local artists like Laura Chirino look forward to showcasing their work each year.“This is actually my fourth year with Carnaval on the Mile, and it’s honestly my favorite festival of the year,” said Chirino. “I always get ready, pump the crowd up, and people just love it. It’s very nice. It’s so Miami.”Sunday was the festival’s last day.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

first_imgStories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @aprnListen nowFlood watch in effect for Denali National Park Josh Edge, APRN – AnchorageA flood watch is in effect for parts of Interior Alaska. According to the National Weather Service, heavy rains over the past few days have caused water levels to rise around Denali National Park, Healy, Carlo Creek and Kantishna.Two die in Petersburg car wreck; parade and carnival canceled Angela Denning, KFSK – PetersburgA single vehicle accident Monday in Petersburg has left two dead and two injured. The community’s 4th of July parade and carnival has been canceled in response.Police: 2 bodies found on bike path in downtown Anchorage Associated PressThe Anchorage Police Department says that the bodies of a man and a woman were discovered on a bike path in the city’s downtown on Sunday morning.Erosion threat at remote military radars decades ahead of schedule Zachariah Hughes, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageA group of strategic Air Force radar facilities along the North Slope are at an accelerated risk of degradation. Erosion driven by climate change is happening decades sooner than the military predicted, and the plan now is to spend tens of millions of dollars to fortify in place.Alaskans crowned champs in all 2016 Mt. Marathon divisions Lori Townsend, APRN – AnchorageAlaskans took first place in all three divisions of the annual 4th of July mountain race in Seward. In the men’s division, The Alaska Dispatch reports Fairbanks skier David Norris not only won the race, he set a new record-41 minutes, 26 seconds. Norris was a rookie.Karen Abel: Retracing her grandfather’s time in the Aleutians Zoe Sobel, KUCB – UnalaskaFor Karen Abel, what started as learning more about her grandfather has grown into sharing the story of World War Two’s Aleutian Island campaign.And it’s brought her more than 6,000 miles from her home in Florida to see firsthand where he served 74 years ago.Tug deckhand perishes in Naknek barge accident Dave Bendinger, KDLG – DillinghamA deckhand on a tug was killed last Wednesday in Bristol Bay while helping repair a mooring line. 20-year-old Spencer Vaughn Brewer from Shoreline,Washington, was crushed between two barges after he was knocked in the water.HUD seeks input on Alaska Native, American Indian housing Quinton Chandler, KTOO – JuneauThe federal government wants to know how tribes use federal resources to improve housing. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development plans to create a special committee to gather that information.Alaska changes HS diploma requirements; no more SAT, ACT Wesley Early, APRN – AnchorageA law that made taking a college aptitude test mandatory for getting a high school diploma has expired. This signaled an end to 12 years of requiring students to take some form of test, in addition to passing a standard high school curriculum, to get a diploma. But, getting a diploma for some students isn’t as simple as finishing high school.Middle schoolers test bridge building mettle at ANSEP summer programAmmon Swenson, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageA balsa wood bridge isn’t something you’d want to drive your car over, but it can be a useful way to expose kids to engineering. The Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program recently hosted middle school students from the Anchorage School District at the University of Alaska Anchorage.The meaning of names Part 5: The world of social media Jennifer Canfield, KTOO – JuneauWith social media, people have the opportunity to project their best selves. We pick and choose what we share and how we share it. For Kyle Wark, that meant placing his Tlingit name in front of his English name on his Facebook profile. That small act translated into real life when people at work started calling him Dlaakaw Éesh.In this final piece of a five-part series, Wark talks about the meaning of using his Native name online and how people are sometimes hesitant to speak it for fear of mispronouncing it.last_img read more

Telangana Osmania University declares BA BSc and BBA results

first_imgThe Osmania University has declared BA, BSc and BBA results for the year 2019. The exams were held by the varsity in May. Candidates who have appeared for the exam can check the results on the official website of the Osmania University Osmania.ac.in. How to check Osmania University result 2019? Log on to Osmania.ac.in Click on the result link available on the website Select the respective course of the candidate — BA,BSc and BBA. Click on the link and enter roll number Download the results displayed on the screenlast_img read more

first_imgA man walks past at an electronic board showing the Japanese yen’s exchange rate against British pound (R) and Euro in Tokyo, July 6, 2016.ReutersAsian shares drifted lower on Tuesday following Wall Street losses overnight after a sell-off in technology stocks hampered risk sentiment before a key Federal Reserve policy meeting.Stocks retreated on the back of declines in tech companies amidst reports of a Facebook Inc data breach and Apple Inc efforts to develop its own screens.This comes ahead of the Federal Reserve Market Committee’s first meeting with new head Jerome Powell later in the day.Strengthening labor market and a steady increase in price pressures could pave the way for the central bank to raise interest rates in the upcoming meeting.The CME FedWatch tool currently places the likelihood of a 25 basis point hike at 91.6 percent, one fully worked in for the markets.MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan dropped 0.2 percent. Japan’s Nikkei fell 1.0 percent in the morning trading.On Wall Street the S&P 500 lost 1.42 percent and the Nasdaq Composite 1.84 percent.Back home,  SGX Nifty, an early indicator of the Nifty 50’s trend in India, signals a weak start for the domestic markets after the benchmark Sensex plunged 252 points or 0.76 percent to close at 32,923 on Monday.The partially convertible rupee ended at 65.18 on Monday, down 0.36 percent from its previous close of 64.94.So far this year, the rupee weakened 1.8 percent, while foreign investors have bought $1.4 billion in equity and $317 million in debt market.Policy meetings: The Reserve Bank of Australia releases minutes of the March meeting on Tuesday while the Bank of England will meet on Thursday, where it’s expected to keep interest rates and its asset-purchase program unchanged.Crude check: Brent crude, the benchmark for more than half the world’s oil, rose 0.29 percent at $66.24 per barrel while the West Texas Intermediate crude gained 0.40 percent at $62.31 a barrel, on Tuesday morning.last_img read more