Some Canadians craving a doughnut or double-double but strapped for time can now have Tim Hortons food brought to them as the national chain started testing delivery this week.It’s one of several concepts the coffee-and-doughnut chain, working to overcome an onslaught of negative publicity, is trying out in an effort to remain relevant to Canadian consumers.The coffee-and-doughnut chain launched food delivery with Skip The Dishes, a food delivery app, through 148 restaurants in three cities — Vancouver, Ottawa and Edmonton — Monday.“I think we came in with a mindset that we have to listen to our guests and adapt to their changing needs,” said Alex Macedo, president of Tim Hortons.Macedo, who started in the role less than a year ago, said a slew of new hires, including Duncan Fulton, the chief corporate officer of Tim Hortons parent company Restaurant Brands International, is the reason for the brand’s productivity lately.The company hopes to expand the delivery test beyond those select cities in the coming months, said Fulton, who admits he lives his life on apps like Skip the Dishes, Uber Eats and DoorDash — as do many Tim Hortons customers.Delivery, he said, is something the eatery obviously needs to be doing.It’s not the only company to feel that way. Cineplex announced late last month it started offering concession stand snack delivery via Uber Eats to movie-watchers in 60 communities in Ontario, Alberta, B.C. and Quebec.But Tim Hortons is relying on more than just delivery to garner more enthusiasm for its brand. Another change that just made sense is all-day breakfast, Macedo said.“We’re a breakfast brand and a coffee shop that also sells lunch and dinner,” he said.About 50 restaurants are now serving breakfast any time and if the test produces good results, Tim Hortons will roll out the extended first meal hours nationally before the end of the summer.Its all-day breakfast pilot follows the national roll-out of breakfast any time by rivals McDonald’s Canada and A&W last year.In September, Tim Hortons plans to trial two more changes: a kids menu and a loyalty program.It’s too early for the company to announce what items will grace the kids options, but customers shouldn’t expect items like chicken fingers or burgers.“There’s still a lot of other kids menu items out there … that not everybody’s embracing that could be very unique to Tim Hortons,” said Fulton, who said he thinks about what his two kids would like to eat.The loyalty program will start as a card with basic phone functionality, said Macedo, and will eventually be integrated into the company’s recently launched app that allows customers to order and pay in advance.All the changes come as the company attempts to strengthen relations with its franchisees. Continued public spats between the chain’s parent company RBI and unsanctioned franchisee group The Great White North Franchisee Association over alleged mismanagement resulted in several lawsuits.Some Ontario franchisees’ decisions to cut back employee benefits and paid breaks after the province’s higher minimum wage kicked in further marred the company’s image, with some regulars participating in a boycott and nationwide protests.The brand’s reputation took a big hit on two reputational surveys this year, falling dozens of spots on each one.Macedo and Fulton both acknowledged some things in the past could have been handled better, but said management has changed how it communicates with franchisees in an effort to bolster that relationship and is working with them to implement all these changes smoothly.“I think it’s just going to be a matter of time to prove out that this is a new day,” said Fulton, “and there’s a very sincere interest in working collaboratively with all the franchisees.”— Follow @AleksSagan on Twitter.Companies in this story: (TSX:QSR, TSX:CGX)
Category: fdtnwcmtdulfdxvp In Ouarzazate Tourism is Strong Pillar for Economic Growth
Rabat – As an essential source of job opportunities and inclusive development, tourism is a key economic activity in Morocco, Zoubir Bouhoute, Director of Local Tourism Office (CRT) in Ouarzazate told Morocco World News, on the sidelines of the International Symposium on Tourism held on Wednesday in Rabat.MWN chatted with Bouhoute about Morocco’s tourism strategy, the challenges facing the sector, the tourism potential in Ouarzazate, and the city’s readiness to host games of the 2026 World Cup.Speaking about the event, Bouhoute said that the symposium was organized to underscore the importance of the sector, emphasizing that tourism serves as a pillar of the national economy. Tourism, a Pillar of Morocco’s Economic Growth“The tourism sector plays an important role in promoting tourist-hub areas in Morocco, spreading the culture, values, and history of each region,” said the chief of Ouarzazate’s CRT.He emphasized that international tourists can also promote Morocco’s tourism sector, adding that those visitors are “ambassadors” who can positively encourage their friends and family to visit Morocco if provincial tourist offices “served them well.”According to Bouhoute, the sector served as a backup plan to fix trade imbalances that the country has been facing over the years. Tourism in Morocco provides MAD 70 billion annually, an income that contributes to creating a balance and avoiding trade deficit.He added that the country would be able to avoid all economic obstacles if it could further develop this sector, stressing the necessity of innovative digital governing solutions.Bouhoute noted that the tourism world has been witnessing an increasing shift towards digitalization: “Travelers now rely on the internet to book their flights and hotels. They are no longer relying on traditional procedures, like travel agencies.”Regarding challenges facing the sector, the tourism expert emphasizing that the country still has work to do in order to overcome these challenges. He said that the sector is connected to infrastructure, transport, and other economic activities. Therefore, the government needs to enhance efforts to provide the sector with the assets it needs to achieve more development.He added that government support is essential, adding that the cabinet needs to cooperate in the promotion process.“Despite the proximity between Morocco and Europe, there is a lack of air transport, linking between Morocco’s regions and European countries.” Bouhoute added that airline companies should also contribute to the promotion of tourism in Morocco by incentivizing travel offers.Looking forward, he believes Morocco’s provincial offices for tourism will need to devise creative and innovative strategies to attract more tourists, including further digitalization and advertising.Ouarzazate is Ready to Host 2026 World Cup GamesBouhoute noted that the country has all the necessary assets to host the massive tournament. The tourism director the 2026 tournament would help in the development Ouarzazate, greatly increasing the number of tourists to the region.In reality, all regions of the country would benefit from important infrastructure projects, and the construction of these projects would create job opportunities throughout the country. Morocco must now up its efforts to increase its chances to host the tournament, according to Bouhoute.Speaking about the readiness of Ouarzazate, the CRT director said that the proposal to organize some of the 2026 World Cup games in Ouarzazate would have a positive impact.Though Bouhoute mentioned that the city could accommodate 3000 people in various hotels, he believes the city must expand its investments to properly mobilize for such a huge number of tourists. But these investments, too, would create more employment opportunities.Business Challenges in OuarzazateDespite its excellent diversity, the city has experienced difficulties attracting investors. In response the Ouarzazate tourism director said that his office is visualizing a digitalization strategy that would contribute to the development of the region.This could serve as an incentive to business travelers and investors. Hospitality, good governance and tourism management are also essential to the success of tourism sector, he added.Ouarzazate’s Faithful TouristsThe CPT director also shared some of Ouarzazate’s tourism statistics with MWN. Moroccan nationals are taking the lead in Ouarzazate’s tourism, followed by French tourists.In January, Maghreb Arab Press (MAP) reported that the French tourism indicated the highest growth, representing 11.95 percent of total arrivals in Ouarzazate.French visitors from January to November 2017 reached 29,195 tourists, up from 22,220 in 2016.Bouhoute added that the Spanish visitors follow the French, though the city of Ouarzazate has seen an increase in Chinese tourists in recent years, according to the CPT’s director, who added that the Chinese market recorded “spectacular performances in 2017, following the removal of visa requirements for Chinese tourists.
Category: fdtnwcmtdulfdxvp Ontarios finance minister criticizes federal spending and carbon pricing plan
TORONTO — Ontario’s finance minister slammed the 2019 federal budget Tuesday, saying it shows the Liberal government is willing to run “endless” deficits as it heads to polls this fall.Vic Fedeli ramped up his rhetoric about the federal spending package unveiled in Ottawa, calling it a disappointing document that does not address the needs of the province.His comments are just the latest in a string of clashes between the provincial Progressive Conservatives and federal Liberals before the fall vote.“This certainly was an election budget … with endless deficits,” he said. “We’re not really sure any of what they’ve promised will ever be realized. Of course, that is very, very disappointing.”Fedeli said the budget doesn’t adequately address a wide array of issues important to the province, including U.S. steel and aluminium tariffs, provincial transfer payments and the national cannabis supply shortage.“Our government outlined the top priorities of Ontario families and businesses in a letter to federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau a few weeks ago and we have seen insufficient action,” he said.Fedeli also took aim at the federal government’s carbon pricing plan, saying it will undermine the Canada Training Benefit announced in the budget to help workers upgrade their skills.“The very workers that will be training in those programs will have fewer jobs to find in Ontario because of the carbon tax,” he said.Fedeli is set to table his first budget on April 11 and has indicated the document will outline a path to balance Ontario’s books.The Tories have said Ontario inherited a deficit from the previous Liberal government that now sits at $13.5 billion.“We look at the devastation that was caused by the provincial Liberals and we’re seeing a mirror image with the federal Liberals,” Fedeli said. “I know when (federal Conservative Leader) Andrew Scheer wins the fall election, they will inherit the same difficult issues we have inherited here in Ontario.”The federal government didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.NDP finance critic Sandy Shaw said while she also has concerns about the federal budget, Fedeli’s attacks on the federal Liberals are not helpful.“Rather than offer his own solutions, he spent time really positioning against the federal government,” she said. “This on-going bickering between the province and the feds is not serving the people of Ontario.”Liberal finance critic Mitzie Hunter said the federal budget — and its spending commitments on health care and job training — strike a distinct contrast with the provincial government, which he said has spent months making cuts.“Ford might think he can be Ontario’s bully for the next three years, but at least there’s a federal government Ottawa that has your back,” she said.Shawn Jeffords, The Canadian Press
Category: fdtnwcmtdulfdxvp Toyotas celebrity car is a star performer
It’s the D-segment car that partners A-list celebrities. Few car makers boast Cameron Diaz, Harrison Ford, and Leonardo Di Caprio among its list of owners, particularly when the car in question is a mid-sized hatchback. But Toyota does, with its petrol-electric Prius. Star performer Aside from taking Hollywood names to Oscars and film premieres, the Prius has become a star performer in its own right. Celebrity status has raised its profile and worldwide sales have topped the 210,000 mark. Huge it may not be, but it is certainly significant for an alternative-fuelled vehicle. And its reputation is growing. In Japan production has increased by a third to 15,000 every month in an effort to meet worldwide demand. Prius sales are healthy in the UK too. By the end of September, Toyota sold well over 1,300 models compared to just 149 for the whole of 2003. Bosses at Toyota are confident they’ll hit the 1,600 target by the end of the year. For those who have driven the new Prius, launched in January 2004, none of this will come as a surprise. With a more powerful electric motor, redesigned interior and an exterior that has started to turn heads, the automotive debutante has blossomed into an experienced pro. Leaner and greener The hybrid power plant now delivers more power and torque than most small petrol engines. For the driver this means serious performance to match seriously low emissions. Take the 0-60 figures for example. At 10.9 seconds, Toyota has shaved two seconds off the claim of the outgoing model. As well as improving performance, Toyota has upped the car’s green credentials and lowered running costs. Fuel consumption at over 65 mpg is 14 per cent better on the combined cycle, compared to the 57.6mpg for the old model. Carbon dioxide emissions are down to 104 g/km presenting drivers with the lowest costs under company car tax rules. As for road tax, that’s just £65 a year. Prices start at £17,495. It may not be the cheapest family hatchback on the market but how many others boast the ingenious marriage of 1.5-litre petrol engine and battery, which carries an eight year manufacturers’ warranty? How many qualify for a £700 Powershift grant? How many can match the ultra-low running costs? Free parking and no congestion charge Then there are the new, 21st century costs of motoring like the London congestion charge. The centre of the capital has become something of a hotspot for Prius spotting. No surprise there. Owners can save themselves up to £1,250 a year driving through the centre of London with absolute impunity. But congestion is not just a London issue. Councils throughout the UK are toying with the idea of charging schemes to deal with the problem. Inevitably this includes exemptions and you can guarantee the Prius will be the first name on any list. Under European funding for greener motoring schemes, Hampshire is one council that has done a deal to let petrol-electric cars park free in Winchester’s busy town centre. Prius and Honda Civic IMA owners can save themselves up to £800 a year on this one. In future, other councils are likely to come up with similar green deals.For manufacturers of hybrid vehicles, this is good news. Every congestion charge, local authority parking scheme and other brain wave that exempts petrol-electric hybrids represents an opportunity for their star performer to shine. The message for the rest of us is clear. Rewind to 17 February 2003, the first day of London’s congestion charge and groups of Toyota workers skilfully positioned at locations on the cusp of the zone waving placards saying ‘don’t get mad, get a Prius’. Nigel WonnacottClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)
Category: fdtnwcmtdulfdxvp Ohio State field hockey wins huge game against OU 21
Senior midfielder Mona Frommhold (8) passes the ball during a match against Louisville Oct. 1 at Buckeye Varsity Field. OSU lost, 6-3.Credit: Shelby Lum / Photo editorThe Ohio State field hockey team gained a victory against an in-state rival over the weekend.The team defeated Ohio University at Buckeye Varsity Field 2-1 Sunday.OSU was the first to put a point on the board Sunday. Sophomore forward Annie VonderBrink found the back of the cage in the 19th minute for her first collegiate goal.The Bobcats responded quickly to VonderBrink’s goal, tying the game less than two minutes later as OU senior Jessica Jue found the net.On a penalty corner opportunity, senior midfielder Mona Frommhold marked the second point for the Buckeyes, increasing their lead by one before heading into halftime.The second half went scoreless on both ends of the field. Junior goalkeeper Sarah Lemieux and the rest of the Buckeye defense were able to hold the lead and take the win.The movement of the ball and sharp passes were the main focus of the game, Coach Anne Wilkinson said, adding her players were able to find each other and keep the ball moving.“We try to focus on a certain thing before a game and that was one thing we really needed to change up was just being able to distribute the ball,” Wilkinson said. “We just played really simple. Moving the ball, finding the open player, it was nice to see us using everybody and just making the simple pass, not just going for the big killer ball.”VonderBrink agreed with Wilkinson and said the team’s passing throughout the game stayed strong and that helped the Buckeyes stay in control of the game.“It was really great coming out,” VonderBrink said. “We had a lot of movement … our passing worked so well together, just our movement up and down the field.”Frommhold said passing the ball was key as well. Everyone was able to read OU’s defense and make smart passes as the game went on.“Today we tried to do the little passes, not the big balls as in the other games, so we changed it up a little bit,” Frommhold said.Wilkinson said the defense did a great job keeping OU from hitting any more goals in the second half. The team stayed together and played with confidence while attacking the ball.“We improved a ton in the midfield defending and really being able to anticipate and read the passing angles,” Wilkinson said. “I was really happy with the communication, it was just excellent. Everyone was really well connected with each other.”Frommhold said the team came together and gained this win as one strong unit.“Today was a huge team game,” Frommhold said. “We played so well together … it was a huge change from the other games and we just enjoyed the game today.”The Buckeyes are set to take on Penn State, their second Big Ten opponent of the season, Friday at 3 p.m. in State College, Pa.
Category: fdtnwcmtdulfdxvp 2014 sees 25 budget reduction in nonferrous metals exploration
It has been estimated that the worldwide total budget for nonferrous metals exploration has dropped 25% from $15.19 in 2013 to $11.36 billion in 2014. The data was from almost 3,500 mining and exploration companies worldwide, of which almost 2,000 had exploration budgets for 2014.The data was compiled for the forthcoming 25th edition of SNL Metals & Mining’s Corporate Exploration Strategies study. The companies, each budgeting at least $100,000, budgeted a total of $10.74 billion for nonferrous exploration in 2014. Including our estimates for budgets we could not obtain, the 2014 worldwide exploration budget comes to $11.36 billion. Nonferrous exploration refers to expenditures related to precious and base metals, diamonds, uranium, and some industrial minerals; it specifically excludes iron ore, aluminum, coal, and oil and gas.Higher operating and capital costs, lower ore grades, uncertain demand for commodities and investor discontent have required major companies to focus on a return to healthy margins after years of growth-oriented spending. The majors have been divesting noncore assets and cutting back on capital project and exploration spending, which has led to a 25% drop in the majors’ exploration budget total in 2014.The juniors continue to battle lackluster investor interest, which has forced the group to rein in spending in order to conserve funds. The juniors’ total exploration budget fell 29% year over year in 2014 after falling 39% in 2013, dropping their share of the overall budget total to 32% from a high of 55% in 2007.Exploration allocations for all targets except platinum group metals decreased in 2014. Although gold remains the most attractive target, gold budgets declined for the second consecutive year — dropping 31% to $4.57 billion — to account for the metal’s lowest share of worldwide exploration budgets since 2009 at just 43%. Despite base metals budgets falling by $1 billion, their collective share of total budgets increased 2% to reach the highest level since 2008. Base metals and gold allocations have a consistently inverse relationship in terms of their shares of overall budgets.
Category: fdtnwcmtdulfdxvp EHF CL Barcelona and KIF Kolding notch second wins
Barcelona and KIF Kolding are now leading the group with two wins each. Barcelona had trouble only in the first half against Wisla Plock as they went at the break with 13:12, but with better play in the second, Barcelona in the end won 30:25. Macedonian Kiril Lazarov led the Catalan side with 9 goals, while Nikola Karabatic contributed 7 goals. Nemanja Zelenovic and Tiago Rocha were Wisla’s best with 5 goals each.KIF Kolding had no bigger trouble in Istanbul against Besiktas, and won convincingly with 33:24. With two wins, now they are leading the table together with Barcelona. ← Previous Story VIDEO: New hall in Skopje – Sandanski like Lanxess Arena! Next Story → Second weekend in EHF CL: 9-1-2 Barcelonahandball
Category: fdtnwcmtdulfdxvp Italy denounced for hosing down migrants in cold water
ITALY’S GOVERNMENT HAS promised an investigation into the treatment of migrants after a video was taken of naked refugees being hosed down and disinfected in cold weather at a holding center on the southern island of Lampedusa.The video, which aired yesterday on state-run RAI television, showed a dozen male migrants who lined up in a warehouse, then stripped to be hosed down with a solution to treat scabies. One of the migrants told RAI that men and women had been disinfected this way a few days ago.The video was particularly troubling since the government had promised to improve conditions at the overcrowded Lampedusa center after more than 360 would-be refugees drowned offshore in October, a tragedy that cast worldwide attention on the plight of migrants trying to reach Europe and the conditions they find when they reach land.Migrants line up to board a ferry boat from the port of Lampedusa, for Sicily, southern Italy, where they will be sent to other temporary camps. Pic: AP Photo/Luca BrunoPoliticians and refugee advocates denounced the incident, which the Lampedusa Mayor Giusi Nicolini said was reminiscent of a concentration camp.Laura Boldrini, president of the lower Chamber of Deputies and a former spokeswoman for the UN refugee agency, called the treatment “degrading and unworthy of a civilized country.”Premier Enrico Letta promised an investigation and said those responsible would be punished.The video aired on the eve of the World Day of Migrants, and human rights groups were already geared up to denounce Italy for the conditions at its overcrowded holding centers.The UN High Commissioner for Refugees said the conditions in Lampedusa, in particular, were unacceptable and demanded the immediate transfer of would-be refugees to other centres on the Italian mainland where their asylum claims can be processed.The Lampedusa center is designed to hold some 250 people but often four or five times that many people are housed there.UNHCR regional chief Laurens Jolles said:The constant overcrowding is unsustainable and creates a situation in which treatment is provided that is below the minimum standards, despite the best efforts of humanitarian workers.UNHCR denounced the continued detention on Lampedusa of 26 Syrians and Eritreans, including some survivors of the October 3 tragedy. A judge has designated them as witnesses to the capsizing, which only 155 people survived.In the days after the tragedy, European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso had traveled to the island and announced that Italy would get 30 million euros more to help welcome and settle refugees to avoid the overcrowding that often occurs at Lampedusa, which is the destination of choice for smuggling operations from Libya and Tunisia.The government also beefed up its maritime patrols, dedicating more ships, helicopters and even drones to locate and intercept migrant boats in trouble.Read: Police say Italian shipwreck migrants were raped and tortured>Read: Nearly 700 refugees rescued off the coast of Sicily>
Category: fdtnwcmtdulfdxvp Robots will soon replace some workers at Foxconn
Foxconn, a manufacturer of Apple products, hasn’t had the easiest relationship with its workers. With a spate of suicides and an explosion at one of the Taiwan-based company’s plants, Apple saw fit to look for a new manufacturer. Foxconn’s HR department may have to work overtime with the manufacturer’s plans to introduce more robots into the workplace.The robots will be tasked with simple assignments. Xinhua News reports that the robots would take care of “spraying, welding, and assembling.” This spells danger for current Foxconn workers as many of them are responsible for those tasks.The plan to introduce these robots will take place over the course of three years. As many as one million robots are slated to be introduced into Foxconn’s plants. Currently, Foxconn has approximately 10,000 robots in its plants. That will expand to 300,000 next year.This move is in place with the intention of cutting labor costs. That’s an awfully politically correct way to say workers are getting the axe, and it remains unclear just how many workers will lose their jobs.A robot takeover could be an HR disaster for a company that has received more negative press than it could ever want. The series of suicides last year prompted a number of pay raises and a no-suicide contract. The explosion in Chengdu forced that plant to close. While robots may cut costs, they will inevitably make many people unhappy, including the remaining workforce.The company’s current staff is said to be 1.2 million people. No estimate was given as to the impact the expanded use of robots would have on that number.Read more at Xinhua News, via Neowin
Category: fdtnwcmtdulfdxvp Samsung une première tablette sous Windows 8 au second semestre 2012
Samsung : une première tablette sous Windows 8 au second semestre 2012C’est au cours du second semestre 2012 que sera commercialisée la première tablette Samsung sous Windows 8, a annoncé Uhm Kyu Ho, le directeur des branches ventes et marketing de la firme coréenne. Ce modèle devrait être basé sur la gamme Series 7 du constructeur.A l’instar de Dell et HP, Samsung a l’intention de commercialiser des tablettes équipées de Windows 8, le très attendu nouvel OS de Microsoft. Interrogé par le site Bloomberg, le directeur marketing de la firme coréenne, Uhm Kyu Ho, a indiqué que la toute première tablette sous Windows 8 de la marque serait lancée sur le marché au cours de la seconde moitié de 2012. Aucune date précise ne peut être annoncée, le géant de Redmond n’ayant pas encore indiqué celle du lancement de son nouvel OS.Cette tablette tactile, qui devrait être dotée d’un clavier amovible, sera probablement une version modifiée de la Series 7 du constructeur. Sorti cette année, ce modèle fonctionne déjà sous Windows. En outre, Samsung prévoit d’offrir une mise à jour Windows 8 pour les possesseurs de la Series 7. Là encore, la firme ne précise pas de date. Mais alors que plusieurs autres constructeurs ont fait savoir qu’ils commercialiseraient des tablettes sous Windows 8 l’année prochaine, les analystes ne leur prévoient pas un grand succès. Le cabinet DisplaySearch notamment, table sur 30 millions d’unités vendues d’ici à 2017, sur un total estimé à quelque 330 millions.Le 11 novembre 2011 à 10:03 • Maxime Lambert
Category: fdtnwcmtdulfdxvp WSUV professor authors book on slavery
France probably isn’t the first country to pop into your mind when you think of nations with a convoluted and ugly history of slavery, but a new book by Vancouver author Sue Peabody may change that.Peabody, an international expert in French colonial slavery in the Indian Ocean, released her book, “Madeleine’s Children,” through Oxford University Press on Oct. 3. The book tells the tale of Madeleine, a slave brought to France as a teenager in 1772, and her children, Furcy, Constance and Maurice, who were illegally enslaved on Reunion Island, a French Indian Ocean colony at the time. The story traces her son Furcy’s struggles to gain his freedom through a corrupt and convoluted system of colonial rule.“It’s really a remarkable piece of work,” said Brett Rushforth, an assistant professor at the University of Oregon who read Peabody’s manuscript for Oxford University Press. “It’s amazing how those worlds interconnected. In India, you have complicated colonial rules, legal statuses and servitude. You have France’s sugar islands, and then you have France itself. These three things are very different from each other and yet end up intertwined.”The reason Madeleine and her children were wrongly enslaved has to do with France’s “Free Soil” principle. Through that ideal, any person who sets foot on French soil is considered free. And that rule was in place in 1772, when Madeleine, who was from the French Indian colonies, was taken to France by her mistress and then illegally sold to a new master, who brought her to Reunion Island as a slave.Furcy’s taleThrough the same law, her three children should also have been born free. But the master kept the two boys as slaves and only freed Furcy’s sister, Constance. Documents indicate the master intended to free Furcy and his brother, who died in slavery, after the master’s death. But his son-in-law, Joseph Lory, claimed Furcy as his slave instead, and quickly spirited him off to another French sugar island colony, Mauritius, to continue his enslavement.
Category: fdtnwcmtdulfdxvp West Ham face a test to keep Arnautovic says Bellamy
According to Craig Bellamy, if West Ham continue to struggle in the Premier League, they would find it hard to keep Marko Arnautovic when the January transfer window opens.Arnautovic has been impressive for West Ham so far this season, as he has scored two goals in four Premier League games.But Manuel Pellegrini’s side has lost all of their 4 games this season and currently sits at the bottom of the Premier League table with 0 points.Bellamy thinks Arnautovic would be open to a move away in January if results don’t improve.“I’ve always been aware of his ability but if he had one good game then he’d go missing for the next three or four,” Bellamy told Sky Sports.Report: Rice is committed to West Ham not a United move George Patchias – September 4, 2019 Declan Rice is committed to his West Ham contract and not a move to Manchester United.In an interview reported by football.london, Rice opens up…“When he was out wide if he had a lot of the ball then brilliant but then sometimes he’d lose interest. He frustrated because I knew there was a real player there but at times he would just look disinterested.“Credit to David Moyes, he put him up top and he’s involved in the game all the time. I’ve been so impressed with him up front. He’s the one player for me at this present moment that West Ham do have with a bit of pace and do have as a threat.“However, he’s a volatile player as well. If it isn’t going his way come January and West Ham are struggling, he’s one player, if there is going to be interest, that’s going to test you.”
Category: fdtnwcmtdulfdxvp Narendra Modi to address Ganga Sammelan in Uttar Pradesh
Kanpur, Aug 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the ‘Ganga Sammelan’ in Uttar Pradesh’s Kanpur that will focus on cleaning of the Ganga river from Gomukh in Uttarakhand to Ganga Sagar in West Bengal. Though the date of the programme has not yet been finalised, preparations have begun for the same. According to official sources, the programme is being organised by the Urban Development Ministry and will be held in IIT-Kanpur. District magistrate Vijay Vishwas Pant has visited the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) to discuss the modalities of the Prime Minister’s visit. Also Read – Artificial Intelligence, cloud computing, drones in focus of Modi govt for better e-governance Advertise With Us “Chief ministers of Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and West Bengal are being invited to the event where discussions will be held on making Ganga free from pollution. The Ganga flows through all these four states,” said an official. A discussion will also be held on the 1,600-km-long Prayagraj to Haldia waterway. The cleaning of the Ganga river has been one of the priority sectors of the Modi government which had launched the Namami Gange project — an Integrated Conservation Mission, approved as ‘Flagship Programme’ by the Union government in June 2014 with budget outlay of Rs 20,000 crore to accomplish the twin objectives of effective abatement of pollution, conservation and rejuvenation of the Ganga river.
Category: fdtnwcmtdulfdxvp Activists to Hold Community Town Hall Meeting on HBCU Equality Lawsuit
On Jan. 25, radio host and former Md. State Senator Larry Young and Baltimore civil rights activist Marvin “Doc” Cheatham will hold a town hall on the ongoing lawsuit between the Coalition for Equity and Excellence in Maryland Higher Education and the Maryland Higher Education Committee (MHEC). The goal of the meeting is to “wake up everybody” according to Cheatham.They are asking the Maryland Legislative Black Caucus (MLBC) to introduce legislation in this years’ 2017 Maryland General Assembly for MHEC Program Review so that the duplication of programs at HBCUs can be terminated. The lawsuit contends that by duplicating pre-existing coarse programs at HBCUs traditional White Institutions have harmed the existence of Maryland’s HBCUs.The town hall will take place at 6:30 p.m. at The Arena Players located at 801 McCulloh St. in Baltimore, Md. For more information on the Coalition v. MHEC, visit afro.com/richardson-outlines-disparity-hbcu-equality-lawsuit/.
Category: fdtnwcmtdulfdxvp Pokemon Rumble U set to be Nintendos answer to Skylanders
Activision’s Skylanders is both very popular and highly profitable due to the combination of game purchases and the need to buy figures. That clever tie-in hasn’t gone unnoticed by Nintendo, which is now set to take full advantage of its Pokemon franchise to offer up a Skylanders competitor on Wii U.The Wii U GamePad has NFC built-in, so Nintendo has decided to develop a new game, called Pokemon Scramble U (or Pokemon Rumble U in the US), and link it with the sale of a new range of Pokemon figures. Each figure can be positioned near the GamePad and will trigger effects and allow the Pokemon to appear in-game.The downloadable title will be available on April 24 in Japan for just $19 and will include all 649 Pokemon as well as allowing up to four friends to play together. But that’s not the end of the purchases. Kids will also be demanding you buy them the seven Pokemon figures that can be used alongside the game. They cost around $2 each, taking the total expenditure up to $33 as you’ve gotta catch ’em all, right?If popular, and I see no reason why it won’t be, there’s huge potential for Nintendo to expand the Pokemon Rumble U line-up in the near future. Nintendo has hundreds of Pokemon that could be produced as figures, and we may even see Pokemon cards tied in somehow to squeeze even more cash out of parents.After the very poor sales of the Wii U in recent months, Nintendo needs a big hit for the console and it’s not surprising to see them turn to Pokemon. I doubt Pokemon Rumble U will turn around the fortunes of the Wii U on its own, but it’s a good starting point if other Nintendo games follow quickly.Now read: Dragon Quest X finally coming to Wii U on March 30
Category: fdtnwcmtdulfdxvp Whitlock The sports media values access over journalism
Doc Rivers’ nepotism helped cost the Clippers Chris PaulChris Paul is now a Rocket, and reports are coming out that his dissatisfaction with Doc Rivers may have been a big factor in Paul’s willingness to make the jump to Houston. Among the things that reportedly rubbed Paul the wrong way was how Doc’s son Austin was given carte blanche within the organization, and given a contract many felt he didn’t earn.Whitlock says Rivers should be getting the blame for creating an atmosphere of entitlement in the organization that and for being oblivious to how it landed with players. It’s hard to blame anyone else, since Rivers has had complete control of the team since he arrived in L.A. He should be held accountable. Guests: Seth Joyner – Pro Bowl Linebacker with the Eagles and Cardinals is in-studio to talk about taking criticism as an athlete; and why coaches need to try different ways to reach players instead of giving up on them.Eric Davis – FS1 NFL Analyst is in-studio to discuss overcoming growing up in bad situations and growing from mistakes.Chris Broussard – FS1 NBA Insider is in-studio to talk about what went wrong with the Clippers and Chris Paul; Doc Rivers’ future with the team; why no one is having fun in the Clippers organization; if Blakae Griffin is gone; and if Jerry West will eventually take over personnel. Jason Whitlock is in for Colin:The sports media values access over journalismThe media has changed drastically since Whitlock began his career in journalism, but the most troubling sign he sees today is a press that values access over dogged pursuit of the truth and asking tough questions. It’s a systemic problem as much as an individual one.If reporters don’t have access – such as an NBA beat writer – they don’t have value to a media organization. Asking tough questions, or pursuing unflattering stories isn’t valued, it’s discouraged. The result is a fawning media that is terrified of pointing out even the most fair criticisms of superstar athlete, and has led to an environment where any criticism is considered out of bounds.
Category: fdtnwcmtdulfdxvp Everything We Know About the iPhone X
Given the opportunity, Apple product reveals are all about the fanfare, and release of its tenth anniversary iPhone X in early November was no exception. So if you’re in the market for a new smartphone, pride yourself on being an early adopter of all the latest, or just wondering why it costs so much, here is what we know about the tech giant’s latest device.The company pulled out all the stops. The company revamped the design, doing away with the home button, adding a glass back and an OLED screen. It swapped out the Touch ID for facial recognition technology and creating a bezel-less display — meaning those black bands around the screen — and attaching the most expensive smartphone price tag on the market, starting at $999.Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak said back in October that he wasn’t going to be running right out to get one.Related: A Decade of iPhone Evolution (Infographic)”I’d rather wait and watch that one. I’m happy with my iPhone 8 — which is the same as the iPhone 7, which is the same as the iPhone 6, to me,” Wozniak told CNBC. “For some reason, the iPhone X is going to be the first iPhone I didn’t — on day one — upgrade to. But my wife will, so I’ll be close enough to see it.”But others jumped at the chance. The first run that went on sale on Friday, October 27th sold out in minutes, even though it went on sale at exactly 3:00 am EST.Some prospective buyers who got in early enough to pre-order the phone to get it delivered on the November 3rd release date took to eBay to sell the devices to the highest bidder. According to Fortune, at the end of October, one device was on sale for a whopping $60,000. Though currently, it seems that the price is hovering around $15,000 to $16,000.Related: 15 ‘Secret’ iPhone Hacks That Will Even Impress SiriJony Ive, Apple’s Chief Design Officer told Time that the reason for the increased price — of $999, not the mark up on eBay — was simple. “As you would expect, there’s a financial consequence to integrating the sheer amount of processing power into such a small device.”Ive also explained thought process that goes into developing a device like the iPhone X, and leaving behind technology, like the home button, that has worked to this point.“I actually think the path of holding onto features that have been effective, the path of holding onto those whatever the cost, is a path that leads to failure,” he said. “And in the short term, it’s the path the feels less risky, and it’s the path that feels more secure.”Do you agree with Ive? Are you excited for the iPhone X? Let us know in the comments.Related video: 3 Places to Find New Tech Talent How Success Happens November 28, 2017 3 min read Hear from Polar Explorers, ultra marathoners, authors, artists and a range of other unique personalities to better understand the traits that make excellence possible. Listen Now
Category: fdtnwcmtdulfdxvp Virgin Australia applies for seats to Colombo
Virgin Australia has applied for an allocation of 400 seats per week beyond Singapore to Colombo, Sri Lanka.In the application to the International Air Services Commission (IASC), the airline said flights would be serviced alongside airline partner, Singapore Airlines and would be allocated for a period of five years from the date of the determination.Virgin Australia is hoping to allocation will be fully utilised from 26 October this year.Meanwhile, the IASC has requested notice of intention to make an application for or against the request be submitted by close of business 27 March 2013 and final applications due by close of business 3 April 2013.Source = e-Travel Blackboard: N.J. Virgin Australia hoping to add seatsto beyond Singapore to Colombo.
Category: fdtnwcmtdulfdxvp Reservations are now open for Six Senses Fiji opening on April 14
Source = Six Senses Fiji Reservations are now open for Six Senses Fiji, opening on April 14Reservations are now open for Six Senses Fiji, opening on April 14Reservations are being accepted at Six Senses Fiji following confirmation that the property is on track for its scheduled opening. The hosts of Six Senses Fiji look forward to welcoming guests on April 14 as the brand marks its arrival in the South Pacific.To celebrate the opening, Six Senses Fiji is offering the 5th night free for guests who visit between April 14 to May 31, 2018. And, when booking eight nights, guests who want to completely unwind will receive their 9th and 10th nights free. Whether it’s a mini break or a well-deserved, extended getaway, the team at Six Senses Fiji promises to reward all guests with an extra day or two to lounge by the pool and beach or explore the beautiful surrounds of Malolo island.Known for its idyllic crystal-clear waters, white sandy beaches, thick tropical forests and excellent climate, Fiji is the ideal year-round destination. Located in a magnificent secluded bay on Malolo Island, Six Senses Fiji features a spectacular private golden sandy beach stretching 650 metres(2100 feet) in length and offers all-tide swimming.Six Senses Fiji will feature 24 one- and two-bedroom pool villas all with private pools, decks and outdoor showers. The property will offer a superb range of culinary and beverage options including two restaurants and a café, plus an outdoor pizzeria and grill and two bar options.A range of water sports from snorkelling to surfing on the nearby reef breaks, as well as a kid’s club called Grow With Six Senses, tennis courts and a weekly activity guide full of cultural and wellness experiences will be available. The Wellness Village at Six Senses Fiji will include a Six Senses Spa,a state-of-the-art gym, an extensive wet area with hot and cold whirlpools, an alchemy bar and an elevated treetop yoga pavilion.Ten private residences of two-, three-, four- and five-bedroom configurations (with another 50 scheduled to be built during phase two of the development) make up Six Senses Fiji’s extraordinary accommodation offering, all with private pools, barbecues, fully equipped kitchens and the choiceof either beachfront, ocean or marina panoramic views. All residences and villas come with a guest experience maker (GEM) and residence guests have the option of a complimentary nanny.Sustainability is reflected throughout the resort which will be 100 per cent solar powered by the largest micro grid in Fiji using Tesla batteries.Easy access is available from Nadi International Airport via a 35-minute private Six Senses speed boat from Denarau Marina and the option of a 10-minute helicopter. The resort also hosts two full-service marinas for guests’ private yachts.Reservations can be made through your travel agent, direct by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling +679 6750 284.
Category: fdtnwcmtdulfdxvp London United Kingdom – Reported by Elite Travele
London, United Kingdom – Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazineThough it’s best known for drawing a crowd in warmer weather, The Berkeley’s Health Club & Spa has turned its rooftop terrace into a stunning outdoor cinema this winter.Both hotel guests and London locals alike can enjoy classic films—including Miracle on 34th Street and Bridget Jones’ Diary—on the big screen, while curling up with Moncler down-filled blankets, hot water bottles and seasonal treats like homemade hot chocolate and Berkeley mince pies. Lined with pine trees and heat lamps for a cozy ambiance, the four-seat outdoor theatre is the only private cinema in the city.Through January 31st, 2012, the hotel is offering a special Winter Cinema package for Londoners: For about $85 per person, visitors can take in either the 5pm or 7pm seating, weekdays only (and weather permitting). Weekend screenings are reserved for resident guests.Visit www.the-berkeley.co.uk