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Sadabhau Khot floats new party

first_imgFollowing his ouster from the Raju Shetti-led Swabhimani Paksha, Maharashtra Minister Sadabhau Khot on Thursday formally launched his own party, Rayat Kranti Sanghatana, in Kolhapur district. “The objective is not to trample on the rights of the toilers of the earth but to fight for their uplift,” Mr. Khot said. He claimed the word rayat was chosen to resonate with the humble tiller of agricultural land.After months of acrimony, Mr. Khot was formally expelled from the Swabhimani Paksha in August this year for allegedly tarnishing the party’s image. While he was expected to formally join the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Mr. Khot decided instead to float his own outfit. The same month, Mr. Shetti, an ally of the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance, withdrew his support.Speaking at Kolhapur’s Shahu Sanskrutik Bhavan, Mr. Khot, who is the Minister for Agriculture and Marketing in the Devendra Fadnavis-led Cabinet, took potshots at his friend-turned-foe, Mr. Shetti.Mr. Khot said, “I am a worker in my party, not a leader who imposes his views… I will till the land, sow the seed, but the cultivated land will belong to the rayat [people].”He said, “Some people could not bear to see me as a Cabinet Minister. Hence, I was forced to exit the party [Swabhimani Paksha], but I do not want to mention names. Henceforth, my work will speak for myself.”In June, their relations hit rock bottom after Mr. Khot returned a sum of money that Mr. Shetti had once lent to help his family. Mr. Khot’s supporters alleged that Mr. Shetti had failed to give to give their leader ‘moral support’. “In my party, the well-being of the farmer is paramount. In six months, we hope to swell our ranks with 5,000 supporters from all the State’s 353 talukas,” Mr. Khot said. Mr. Khot’s decision to float his party marks yet another splinter in the farmers’ movement in recent times. The first major break occurred when Mr. Shetti broke off from the Shetkari Sanghatna, which was founded by the late agrarian activist, Sharad Joshi, who had mentored him. Mr. Shetti then founded the Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatna whose political wing, the Swabhimani Paksha, was formed in 2004.last_img read more

The Chatter

first_imgWho’s Your Daddy? A welcome fallout of India’s dismantling at the hands of an aggressive Pakistan in the Champions Trophy final has been the silence of otherwise hyper-aggressive trash-talking trolls. The meme-makers were out in force after the surprise, even shocking, result to mock India and congratulate Pakistan, especially that,Who’s Your Daddy?A welcome fallout of India’s dismantling at the hands of an aggressive Pakistan in the Champions Trophy final has been the silence of otherwise hyper-aggressive trash-talking trolls. The meme-makers were out in force after the surprise, even shocking, result to mock India and congratulate Pakistan, especially that Fakhar who played a splendid innings. India did get its own back though. Mohammed Shami stared down a mouthy Pakistani supporter shouting “Baap kaun hai” at the Indian players. And, on the same day in the same city, the Indian hockey team hammered Pakistan 7-1, reminding everyone that it’s hockey that is our national sport.Chatur BrahminWhile the national media, and the barely united Opposition, were desperately googling presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind, one Twitter tipster sat back with a smug smile and accepted the awed accolades. Lalit Mishra, responding to a journalist’s Twitter poll, had put forward Kovind as a “dark horse” candidate, a canny pick that appeared to have occurred to no other analyst, amateur or professional. Having proved to be in the know, Mishra was subject to a stream of beseechers begging for a stock tip.No Sex, We’re IndianUnhappy in the shadows, the hitherto obscure Bajrang Sena made a break for the spotlight last week, complaining to the Chhatarpur police in MP about the sale of copies of the Kama Sutra at Khajuraho temples, a world heritage site most famous for its erotic sculptures. “Such things affect the image of Indian culture and traditions in the eyes of foreigners,” bleated a Sena leader to reporters. Not content, a couple of days later Sena activists demanded the transfer from Khajuraho of a functionary from the Archaeological Survey of India. Nothing, the Sena had the grace to admit, could be done about the ancient sculptures, however pornographic. Perhaps, the Sena believes we are the products of immaculate conception. That, as with peacocks, we too need only for our women to drink our tears.advertisementIndexRed, Blue and Saffron? Prime Minister Narendra Modi is meeting with US President Donald Trump on June 26 on the back of the latter’s contentious, and inaccurate, remarks about India gaining economic ground on the US on the back of the Paris Agreement. Trump’s attitude towards immigration, in particular plans to change the requirements for H1B visas, is also of grave concern to Indians and the country’s information technology industry. Trump is unpredictable and Modi’s visit will be a test of his vaunted foreign policy knowhow. For two large democracies and natural allies, India and the US have surprisingly little to do with each other in economic terms. Modi will seek to change that.last_img read more

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Navig8 Chemical Tankers Back to Black, Bullish on Outlook

first_imgzoom Navig8 Chemical Tankers Inc. has returned to profit reporting a net income of USD 9.1 million for the three months ended December 31, 2015, an increase of USD 11.1 million from a net loss of USD 2 million in the corresponding period last year.For the twelve months ended December 31, 2015, the company scored a net income of USD 20.7 million, up by USD 25.3 million from a net loss of USD 4.6 million reported in 2014.Revenue for the quarter was USD 35.3 million, compared to no revenue in the same period in 2014.According to Nicolas Busch, Chief Executive Office of Navig8 Chemical Tankers, the strong results come on the back of additional newbuilding deliveries as over a half of the company’s  fleet has now been delivered.“The increasing acceptance of vessels with Interline coatings among leading chemical industry participants as well as the continued increase in long-haul petrochemical trades, particularly the growing movement of methanol cargoes from the Caribbean and U.S. Gulf to Asia, has us very optimistic about our strategic position. We remain bullish on our outlook for increasing long-haul trades as additional chemical manufacturing capacity comes online in the U.S. and Middle East and China transitions from an industrial to a consumer led economy,” Busch said.The company has entered into contracts to acquire 37 modern, fuel-efficient newbuilding chemical tankers. Until now, 20 of these vessels have been delivered and are in operation. The fleet is scheduled to be fully delivered by September 2017.last_img read more

Nova Scotians Can Discuss Accessibility at Law Amendments Committee

first_imgNova Scotians are encouraged to present their views about the province’s first accessibility legislation, Bill 59, to the Law Amendments Committee. “It is important for the disability community to have the opportunity to make their voices heard,” said Community Services Minister Joanne Bernard. “Government has been talking with many organizations and individuals over the past month to ensure they are aware of the bill and its intent and that supports will be put in place to make it easier for those who want to share their points of view with the committee.” Government introduced the legislation on Nov. 2 as an important first step to making the province more accessible and reducing barriers for persons with disabilities. The act is a framework for government to work with the disability committee, municipalities, businesses and non-profit organizations to create accessibility standards. “One of the things we heard last fall is that people want accessibility to be led by the Department of Justice,” said Ms. Bernard. “Government is making this change and Community Services will work with the Department of Justice to ensure a smooth transition.” The Law Amendments Committee sessions will be at Province House, 1726 Hollis St., in Halifax on Monday, Feb. 13, from 1-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m., and on Tuesday, Feb. 14, from 9-11 a.m. Those interested in presenting on Bill 59 should contact the Legislative Counsel Office at 902-424-8941 or Legc.office@novascotia.ca. Those wishing to submit written presentations only can send them by email. For more information about the accessibility legislation, go to http://novascotia.ca/coms/accessibility/.last_img read more

Forum directs builder to pay Rs 15 lakh refund to flat buyer

first_imgMumbai: A consumer forum here has ordered a construction firm to refund over Rs 15 lakh to a buyer for failing to hand over a flat in suburban Kandivali on time. In its ruling passed recently in favour of the complainants- Amit Monterio and Francis Monterio, the State Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum told the construction firm, Vijaykamal Properties, that the flat buyers cannot be held responsible for pending litigations. The duo had booked a flat in a building located in Kandivali (W) Mumbai in 2014. They had made an initial payment of Rs 15,51,168 to Vijaykamal Properties for the flat costing Rs 77,55,840. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’ As per the agreement, the duo was supposed to get the possession by June 2017. However, the builder failed to hand over the property and did not even complete the construction, the complainants said. They said that the construction firm did not respond to the legal notice sent by them. Following which they approached the consumer forum, seeking refund of the amount paid. In the reply before the forum, the builder argued that he could not hand over possession of the flat due to multiple litigations pending against the property. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&K He further submitted that Origin Realtors LLP was also introduced as a co-promoter in the project, which was then revised and registered with the Maharashtra Real Estate Regulatory Authority (MahaRERA) and as per the new plan, the project was expected to be completed by December 31, 2023. The forum, however, said, “Due to multiple litigations the opponent could not give possession of the flat to the complainants. However, for these litigations complainants cannot be held responsible.” The forum also said that after the project was revised, no fresh agreement were executed with the complainants. Therefore, the buyers should have got possession of the flat by June 2017 as per the deed executed earlier. Since the realtors failed to hand over the flat within that time, the duo should get the refund of the amount they had paid, it added. It directed the builder to refund the entire amount paid by the buyer alongwith interest of 9 per cent per annum and also ordered him to pay Rs 10,000 towards the cost of litigation.last_img read more

New art show at Galleria Mall captures an anxious moment as development

first_imgREAD MORE Advertisement David Acheson’s sculpture Presence is a pair of towering pale figures. One of them strides purposefully in one direction, hunched in close scrutiny at something in the palm of its hand, while its partner meanders off in another, blindfolded.It was made 17 years ago, but here, in a temporary gallery space tucked into the doomed Galleria Mall at Dupont and Dufferin, it feels almost tailor-made. Galleria, a relic of the city’s urban past — built in 1972, it was one of Canada’s first covered malls — was bought in 2015 by a pair of development companies, and its eventual fate is a thing both of intense concern and a good many mysteries, for the developer and the community both.“They’re not selling anything — yet, at least,” said Dyan Marie on a recent, gloomy morning, with Presence looming close by. “But they’re trying to get community buy-in. Because they want to go high — really high. And the more buy-in they have, the better for them.” Login/Register With: Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Twitter Advertisementlast_img read more

Bruce Carson former Harper aide fined 50000 for illegal lobbying

first_imgThe Canadian PressAn Ontario Court judge has imposed $50,000 in fines on Bruce Carson, a former Stephen Harper confidant convicted of illegal lobbying.Although Carson‘s lawyer, Patrick McCann, argued that his client was on the verge of bankruptcy and unable to pay, Ontario Court Justice Catherine Kehoe said Carson remains employable, calling the fine a necessary deterrent to others.The Crown had asked for a $50,000 penalty.Carson was found guilty in September on three counts under the Lobbying Act over work he did on a national energy strategy while director of the Canada School of Energy and Environment and later as the vice-chair of the Energy Policy Institute of Canada.The judge determined he had contact with ministers and deputy ministers at Industry Canada and Environment Canada, as well as the Prime Minister’s Office and the Privy Council Office, while he was employed at the institute even though he was under a five-year prohibition from lobbying public office holders because he had worked in the PMO until February 2009.The court was told that, between 2009 and 2011, Carson was paid about $600,000 for his lobbying work.There have only been two previous convictions under the Lobbying Act, which resulted in fines of $7,500 and $20,000, Crown prosecutor Robert Zsigo told the judge.In her sentencing ruling, Kehoe said the gravity of the offence could not be more serious and that Carson had decided to simply ignore the prohibitions against lobbying.“It is necessary to impose a significant fine to deter Mr. Carson and others who would engage in lobbying and ignore the law, which goes to the heart of the integrity of government and public trust of government,” she wrote.She said a lesser fine would not send the right message.“I reject that a nominal fine would address the principles of sentencing in this case, as it would not address the seriousness of the offences, their ongoing nature, the impact on the integrity of government and the need to denounce such conduct.”Last year, Carson was found not guilty of influence-peddling in connection with attempts to persuade government officials to buy water filtration systems for First Nation communities, which were being sold by a company that employed Carson’s former escort girlfriend.While the judge in that case found Carson had attempted to influence high-ranking government officials, he was acquitted because the officials had no power to decide whether to buy the water systems.news@aptn.calast_img read more

Big House victory for GOP tax plan but Senate fate unclear

first_imgWASHINGTON – Republicans rammed a $1.5 trillion overhaul of business and personal income taxes through the House Thursday, edging toward the code’s biggest rewrite in three decades and the first major legislative triumph for President Donald Trump and the GOP after 10 bumpy months of controlling government.The mostly party-line 227-205 vote masked more ominous problems in the Senate. There, a similar package received a politically awkward verdict from nonpartisan congressional analysts showing it would eventually produce higher taxes for low- and middle-income earners but deliver deep reductions for those better off.The Senate bill was approved late Thursday by the Finance Committee and sent to the full Senate on a party-line 14-12 vote. Like the House measure, it would slash the corporate tax rate and reduce personal income tax rates for many.But it adds a key feature not in the House version: repeal of the Affordable Care Act’s requirement that everyone in the U.S. have health insurance. Elimination of the so-called individual mandate would add an estimated $338 billion in revenue over 10 years that the Senate tax-writers used for other tax cuts.The Senate panel’s vote came at the end of four days of often fierce partisan debate. It turned angrily personal for Chairman Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, as he railed against Democrats’ accusations that the legislation was crafted to favour big corporations and the wealthy.“I come from the poor people. And I’ve been working my whole stinking career for people who don’t have a chance,” Hatch insisted.After the panel’s approval, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell declared, “For the millions of hard-working Americans who need more money in their pockets and the chance of a better future, help is on the way.”The analysts’ problematic projections for the Senate bill came a day after Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson became the first GOP senator to state opposition to the measure, saying it didn’t cut levies enough for millions of partnerships and corporations. With at least five other Republican senators yet to declare support, the bill’s fate is far from certain in a chamber the GOP controls by just 52-48.Even so, Republicans are hoping to send a compromise bill for Trump to sign by Christmas.“Now the ball is in the Senate’s court,” Vice-President Mike Pence urged after the House vote.Speaking at a conservative Tax Foundation dinner in Washington, Pence said, “The next few weeks are going to be vitally important and they’re going to be a challenge.” But he added, “we’re going to get it done” before the end of the year.An earlier White House statement that “now is the time to deliver” also underscored the Republican Party’s effort to maintain momentum and outrace critics. Those include the AARP lobby for older people, major medical organizations, Realtors — and, in all likelihood, every Senate Democrat.With this summer’s crash of the GOP effort to dismantle President Barack Obama’s health care law, Republicans see a successful tax effort as the best way to avert major losses in next year’s congressional elections. House Republicans conceded they are watching the Senate warily.“Political survival depends on us doing this,” said Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D. “One of the things that scares me a little bit is that they’re going to screw up the bill to the point we can’t pass it.”The House plan and the Senate Finance bill would deliver the bulk of their tax reductions to businesses.Each would cut the 35 per cent corporate tax rate to 20 per cent, while reducing personal rates for many taxpayers and erasing or shrinking deductions. Projected federal deficits would grow by $1.5 trillion over 10 years.As decades of Republicans have done before them, GOP lawmakers touted their tax cuts as a boon to families across all income lines and a boost for businesses, jobs and the entire country.“Passing this bill is the single biggest thing we can do to grow the economy, to restore opportunity and help those middle income families who are struggling,” said House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin.Democrats said the measure would disproportionately help the wealthy and mean tax increases for millions. Among other things, the House legislation would reduce and ultimately repeal the tax Americans pay on the largest inheritances, while the Senate would limit that levy to fewer estates.The bill is “pillaging the middle class to pad the pockets of the wealthiest and hand tax breaks to corporations shipping jobs out of America,” declared House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California.Thirteen House Republicans — all but one from high-tax California, New York and New Jersey — voted “no” because the plan would erase tax deductions for state and local income and sales taxes and limit property tax deductions to $10,000. Defectors included House Appropriations Committee Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen, R-N.J., who said the measure would “hurt New Jersey families.”Trump travelled to the Capitol before the vote to give House Republicans a pep talk.Besides Johnson, Republican Sens. Susan Collins of Maine, Jeff Flake and John McCain of Arizona, Bob Corker of Tennessee and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska have yet to commit to backing the tax measure.Congress’ Joint Committee on Taxation estimated that the Senate plan would mean higher taxes beginning in 2021 for many families earning under $30,000 annually. By 2027, families making less than $75,000 would face tax boosts while those making more would enjoy cuts.Republicans attributed the new figures to two provisions.One would end the measure’s personal tax cuts starting in 2026. The other would abolish the “Obamacare” requirement that people buy health coverage or pay tax penalties.Eliminating those fines is expected to mean fewer people would obtain federally subsidized policies, and the tax analysts count a reduction in those subsidies as a tax increase. The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office has projected that would result in 13 million more uninsured people by 2027, making the provision a political risk for some lawmakers.Ending the personal tax cuts for individuals in 2026, derided as a gimmick by Democrats, is designed to pare the bill’s long-term costs to the Treasury. Legislation cannot boost budget deficits after 10 years if it is to qualify for Senate procedures that bar bill-killing filibusters.Both chambers’ bills would nearly double the standard deduction to around $12,000 for individuals and about $24,000 for married couples and dramatically boost the current $1,000 per-child tax credit.But each plan also would erase the current $4,050 personal exemption and annul or reduce other tax breaks. The House would limit interest deductions to future home mortgages of up to $500,000, down from today’s $1 million, while the Senate would end deductions like moving expenses and tax preparation.Ryan said he’d seek to add tax breaks to help Puerto Rico recover from recent hurricanes to a House-Senate compromise.___Associated Press writers Kevin Freking, Richard Lardner and Matthew Daly contributed to this report.last_img read more

Morocco Policeman Dies after Being Run Over by Van Driver

Rabat – A policeman was killed in the line of duty Wednesday in Tangiers after he was run over by a van driver. The victim, who has been identified as a member of the police motorcycle units, succumbed to his injuries at the Mohammed V Hospital in the northern city of Tangier.The deadly incident took place at the England Avenue near the Mohammed V High School in Tangier. According to media reports, the policeman signaled a car to stop for a traffic law infringement but instead of stopping it, the driver ran the policeman down while trying to flee the spot.The policeman was forced to jump on the hood of the van after the driver attempted to run him down. The accused dragged him up to 200 meters before speeding away from the scene.The suspect is reported to be in custody. No information about the suspect has been released as of this writing. © Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed without permission read more

In Darfur UN helicopter lands safely after coming under fire

The helicopter was on its way to Shangil Tobaya, where the hybrid UN-African Union peacekeeping mission (UNAMID) has a base camp, from the North Darfur town of Tawila when shots were fired about 37 kilometres before it could reach the destination.UNAMID reported that the helicopter, which was carrying 12 passengers and four crew members, was able to land safely following the shooting. However, one of its fuel tanks was found to be leaking.The helicopter later left for El Fasher, the capital of North Darfur state and the headquarters for UNAMID, after repairs were made. The passengers were left behind for security reasons.Meanwhile, criminals suspected to be Janjaweed militiamen dressed in army uniform fired a volley of shots at two UNAMID engineering staff as they drove near El Geneina, the capital of West Darfur.The mission said the UNAMID staff escaped without injury after the attack, which occurred near a Sudanese Government military detachment.The latest incidents have taken place amid mounting concern over the continuing violence in Darfur, where rebels have been fighting Government forces and allied Janjaweed members since 2003.In the past five years around 300,000 people are estimated to have been killed, either through direct combat or a result of disease, malnutrition or reduced life expectancy, while 2.7 million others have had to flee their homes.The UN and the AU have been spearheading international efforts to end the conflict, a task hampered by the splintering of the rebels over the past year or so from three or four major groups into as many as 30 separate factions.As part of those efforts, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and AU Chairperson Jean Ping have announced that Tunisia’s Azouz Ennifar has been appointed Deputy Joint AU-UN Chief Mediator for Darfur.Mr. Ennifar, who has an extensive professional record in peacekeeping, mediation and diplomacy, will assist the Joint AU-UN Chief Mediator, Djibril Yipènè Bassolé of Burkina Faso.The Tunisian served as the Secretary-General’s Acting Special Representative and as the head of the UN Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea (UNMEE) from July 2005 to July this year. 15 September 2008A United Nations helicopter in Darfur was able to land safely yesterday after being shot at in the third incident of its kind in the war-wracked region of western Sudan. read more

Greater support needed for refugees and migrants from Venezuela – UN

As of June, there were about 2.3 million Venezuelans living abroad. Nine out of 10 have sought refuge in countries within Latin America, especially Ecuador, Peru, Colombia and Brazil. The trends are accelerating with a total of about 2,700 to 4,000 arrivals in those neighbouring countries daily.According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), close to half a million have fled to Ecuador in 2018 alone.    The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Filippo Grandi, and the Director General of the UN migration agency (IOM), William Lacy Swing, applauded neighbouring countries for hosting so many Venezuelan asylum-seekers in recent months and years, but expressed concern over recent developments, such as new passport and border entry requirements in Ecuador and Peru, or changes to the temporary stay permits for Venezuelans in Peru.“We commend the efforts already made by receiving countries to provide Venezuelans with security, support and assistance,” Mr. Swing told the press in Geneva on Thursday. “We trust that these demonstrations of solidarity will continue in the future.”Mr. Grandi explained that while they “recognize the growing challenges” associated with the large-scale arrival of migrants and refugees, “it remains critical that any new measures continue to allow those in need of international protection to access safety and seek asylum”.The two UN agency chiefs stressed their concern for the most vulnerable, including adolescent boys and girls, women, people trying to reunite with their families, and unaccompanied and separated children who are unlikely to be able to meet documentation requirements and are therefore more at-risk of facing exploitation, trafficking and violence.Various UN agencies and their partners are working to support national governments’ response plans and address the needs of those arriving, in what has become one of the largest population movements in Latin American history.“This current situation underlines the urgent need to increase international engagement and solidarity” to address “the most pressing humanitarian needs”, and ensure that “safe transit is guaranteed and social and economic integration can be provided in line with larger development strategies,” read the joint UNHCR/IOM statement.The two agencies reminded that following the commitments of the 2016 New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants, “timely and predictable support by the international community is needed for fairer sharing of responsibilities and to complement the efforts of host countries”. read more

Leyland Trucks celebrates 100000th DAF LF built at Lancashire plant

Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Another automotive milestone has been celebrated in the UK, as Leyland Trucks recently marked the production of the 100,000th DAF LF truck at its Lancashire plant.The DAF LF vehicle range is a premium lightweight truck serving the 6 to 21 tonne market. DAF was one of the first European truck manufacturers to introduce green technology into production, with the introduction of the LF Hybrid in 2010.“This milestone reflects the commitment and dedication of all Leyland employees,” said Andrea Thompson, Leyland Trucks Managing Director. She handed over the keys to the 100,000th truck to Graham Bellman, Group Head of Transport for Travis Perkins plc, which has more than 1,000 DAF LF trucks on its fleet. read more

Brock searching for next ViceProvost and Associate VP Academic

Brock University is seeking nominations and applications for the position of Vice-Provost and Associate Vice-President, Academic.The appointment, for an initial five-year term, will commence on July 1, 2018.As an advisor to the Provost, the Vice-Provost focuses primarily on academic program quality assurance, faculty relations and external reviews of administrative units which support the academic mission.As a member of senior academic administration, the Vice-Provost, reporting to the Provost and Vice-President, Academic, will provide vision, leadership and support to the University in all aspects of Brock’s Internal Quality Assurance Process (IQAP), serving as the University’s key contact for quality assurance.The position also administratively supports annual Faculty processes such as tenure and promotion, faculty member annual reports and co-ordinating all aspects of academic-administrative reviews.This critical role within the University also serves as an ambassador of the Office of the Provost, serving in an acting Provost role internally and externally, when required.The ideal candidate shall be at the rank of, or be eligible for appointment to, Full Professor, and have:A proven record of excellence in administration, research, teaching, and service leadershipExperience as a conscientious administrator, dedicated to excellence in programming and teachingDemonstrated leadership abilities and experience, coupled with a strong appreciation for collegiality and collaborationComprehensive knowledge of Brock’s academic programs, including; degree progression planning, program integrations and relationshipsSuperb attention to detail, highly organized, with the ability to keep focused on Brock’s mission and visionExperience in leading and/or conducting program reviews, resulting in the drive for outstanding academic programsExceptional communication and interpersonal skills to foster and maintain positive relationships with faculty and staffA strong strategic and creative vision for Brock’s academic future, coupled with the ability to leverage opportunities, identify and address challenges to support the mission of the UniversityConsideration of candidates will begin immediately, with a deadline for applications on Aug. 31, 2017.All expressions of interest, applications and nominations will be held in strict confidence and should be directed to Provost and Vice-President, Academic at Provost@brocku.ca.Click here to view the posting. read more

Sandvik and SUEK sign major mechanical cutting machine contract

first_imgSandvik Mining and Rock Technology is to supply SUEK (Sibirskaja Ugolnaja Energetitscheskaja Kompanija) with 12 mechanical cutting machines for various coal mines in Siberia, Russia, the mining OEM has confirmed.SUEK is one of the world’s leading coal producers, the largest coal producer, supplier and exporter in Russia, as well as a leading heat and electricity producer in Siberia.The recently signed order includes the delivery of 10 Sandvik MB670-1 Bolter Miners (pictured) and two Sandvik MH621 Roadheaders – with an option for another two Sandvik MH621 Roadheaders. The new machines will provide improved reliability and operating performance for the mines as well as provide a wide range of productivity features, Sandvik said.Delivery of all machines is scheduled for the second half of 2019.The Sandvik MB670-1 Bolter Miner is purpose-built for longwall coal mining. These wide-head continuous miners combine special design features for cutting, loading, ground support and face ventilation in a balanced machine with superior productivity and strong environmental, health and safety performance, according to Sandvik.Meanwhile, the Sandvik MH621 Roadheaders are equipped with powerful, geometrically optimised cutter heads, designed to continuously excavate roadways, tunnels and other underground caverns without using explosives. These electro-hydraulic machines cause no harmful vibrations and are ideal for mining coal and other soft rock minerals, according to Sandvik.Roman Tonyshev, Business Line Manager, Mechanical Cutting Division, Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology, said: “Sandvik was awarded the contract having delivered a good technical proposal to the customer, showing the ability to provide excellent technical solutions based on Sandvik’s vast experience in designing bolter miners and roadheaders in the area of mechanical cutting equipment.”last_img read more

Know Your Sport Take our weekly quiz

first_img Share3 Tweet Email 648 3 Comments Mar 24th 2017, 5:00 PM 0-10 Share PA http://the42.ie/3304144 INPHO Well now. There’s not much we can say about that. Do you even like sport? Gold Justin Timberlake The questions just didn’t suit you this time. Maybe try again next week. Share Short URL PA Stuart Hogg Tweet PA Share your result: Share 5. What item of Super Bowl LI kit belonging to Tom Brady was recovered by the FBI this week? INPHO Share your result: You scored out of ! PA 3. Which team will not feature in the football double header at Croke Park this Saturday? Lance Bass Azerbaijan Tweet Share Bulgaria INPHO 4. Katie Taylor will take on Milena Koleva in her fourth professional fight this weekend. What country is her opponent from? His helmet 597 Share your result: His lucky underpants 6. Following their 1-0 win over England, how many minutes is it since Germany last conceded a goal? Cavan Dublin His boots PA PA Poland INPHO Jaco Peyper Dublin ladies Jérôme Garcès Top of the pile, you really were paying attention this week. CJ Standercenter_img Joey Fatone 0-0 Joe Launchbury His jersey Golden Boy The Quiet Man Oklahoma City Thunder Hitman 9. Jason Quigley won his first professional title in the early hours of Friday morning. What’s his nickname? Tweet Friday 24 Mar 2017, 5:00 PM You scored out of ! Share your result: Hungary LA Clippers Louis Picamoles Boston Celtics 3-1 LA Lakers El Animal 2. Who was named Six Nations Player of the Tournament this week? Not too bad at all. If you’d paid a little more attention you could have won the gold. 10. Russell Westbrook hit his 35th triple double of the season Thursday night. What team does he play for? Mayo ladies 424 Wooden Spoon PA Silver Wayne Barnes Romain Poite Donegal’s Jason Quigley overcomes early injury to win first pro titleNothing to see here, just a giant iguana scaling the scoreboard and halting a tennis match Answer all the questions to see your result! 2-5 You scored out of ! Bronze INPHO INPHO You scored out of ! Tweet PA 7. Which referee was not announced this week as taking charge of a Lions v All Blacks Test during the summer? By Steve O’Rourke JC Chasez 1. Patrick Kluivert’s 17-year-old son scored his first Ajax goal this week. Which member of NSYNC does he share a first name with? 8. Five days after winning an All-Ireland club hurling medal with Cuala, Con O’Callaghan hit what score for Dublin in their U21 semi-final on Wednesday? Know Your Sport? Take our weekly quiz How closely were you paying attention to the sports headlines this week? 12 27,185 Views Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Best Gifts for Daredevil Fanatics

first_img Daredevil isn’t your typical vigilante. A lawyer by day and a superhero by night, he works hard to protect his city from evil influences. Beyond his Hells Kitchen existence, Daredevil has guest-starred in multiple Marvel animated series and currently has his own Netflix Original series.If you or another Daredevil aficionado is in need of an epic anniversary, birthday, or holiday present, we’ve whipped up a great gift guide. Matt Murdock would even be impressed with your presents, just make sure Kingpin doesn’t steal them.Daredevil Water BottleDaredevil Water Bottle (Photo Credit: Amazon)Stay hydrated and take on the day with this BPA-free Daredevil Water Bottle. It’s printed with our favorite lawyer-meets-vigilante and holds up to 32 ounces of your favorite protein shake, smoothie, and more.Buy it HereDaredevil Mask – 1.5-Inch Enamel PinDaredevil Mask – 1.5-Inch Enamel Pin (Photo Credit: Etsy)These great pins from MoPins are currently on sale for $4 in their shop. It’s practically a steal! But, their the kind that makes your outfits better, not the kind that breaks the law.Buy it HereDaredevil Born Again by Frank Miller & David Mazzucchelli‘Daredevil Born Again’ by Frank Miller & David Mazzucchelli (Photo Credit: Amazon)Considered by many to be the greatest Daredevil story ever told, Born Again features the return of Frank Miller after his critically acclaimed run on the series. Kingpin has discovered that Matt Murdock is Daredevil and will stop at nothing to completely destroy his life. While you’re catching up on Season 3 of Daredevil on Netflix, definitely read this book too!Buy it HereNelson & Murdock Attorneys at Law MugNelson & Murdock Attorneys at Law Mug (Photo Credit: Amazon)Here is a nice, classy mug that friends and co-workers won’t bat an eye to, but those Daredevil fans will be thoroughly impressed by. Have a nice cup of coffee before you go about your day spreading justice.Buy it HereDaredevil T-Shirt Daredevil T-Shirt (Photo Credit: Amazon)This T-shirt features Michael Cho’s artwork and shows Daredevil in an action pose, batons and all. The nice red color and large image make this T-shirt more appealing than most.Buy it HereMarvel Gallery Netflix Daredevil StatueMarvel Gallery Netflix ‘Daredevil’ Statue (Photo Credit: Amazon)This official Marvel statue of Daredevil has the hero perched high atop a building listening to his beloved city. Marvel released the entire Defenders team in conjunction with each of their Netflix series. The detail is marvelous of each of them.Buy it HereDaredevil Season One SoundtrackDaredevil Season One Soundtrack (Photo Credit: Amazon)The score for each of the Marvel Netflix’s shows have all been pretty stellar. Mondo has collected them in these gorgeous packages. Each vinyl color is designated to the character, so here we have Matt in his classic red. You’ll want to collect them all!Buy it HereDaredevil Vs. Bullseye Funko Figure SetDaredevil Vs. Bullseye Funko Figure Set (Photo Credit: Amazon)Fans of the Daredevil comics know that Bullseye is easily one of Daredevil’s greatest foes. Display this two-pack Funko figure set and them battle on a shelf in your home or on your desk at work!Buy it HereMinimalist Art PrintMinimalist Art Print (Photo Credit: Etsy)This gorgeous, minimalist art print of Daredevil in action is perfect for decorating your home with something nerdy, but stylish. It’s available in matte or semi-gloss for your home or office decorating needs.Buy it HereDaredevil Pillow Case Daredevil Pillow Case (Photo Credit: Amazon)This pillowcase features artwork from the Bronze Age of Daredevil comics. Great for a nerdy guest room or for your own bedroom too. We know you want it!Buy it HereBen Affleck Wall ScrollBen Affleck Wall Scroll (Photo Credit: Amazon)Now’s your chance to get a wall scroll of the Daredevil himself, Ben Affleck! Sure, all the kids are talking about Charlie Cox (and we don’t blame them!) and his portrayal of the character on Netflix, but Ben Affleck started it all! Okay, maybe he wasn’t the first live-action Daredevil, but he’s still the only one that’s ever played him in a theatrical release!Buy it HereMore on Geek.com:Geek’s Guide to Gaming Gifts11 Awesome Gifts for the Nintendo Lover10 Best Gifts for ‘Futurama’ Enthusiasts Apollo 11 Gift Guide: Best Moon Landing 50th Anniversary GiftsCool Gifts for Every ‘Star Wars’ Junkie center_img Stay on targetlast_img read more

Geek Deals 50 off LEGO Minecraft Building Set 98 Hoverboard Discounted USB

first_imgStumped on what to buy your friends and family for the holidays? We’ve put together a categorized list jam-packed with the best deals that are still available, so you can easily browse around for your next purchase. From LEGO sets to Instant Pots to iPads, you can load up on gifts this year without emptying your account.Courtesy of our partners at TechBargains…Featured DealsLEGO Minecraft The Mountain Cave 21137 Building Kit (2863-Piece) for $199.99 at Amazon (List price: $249.99).Fluxx Watt UL2272 LED Hoverboard with 6-inch Wheels for $97 at Walmart (List price: $199).Anker PowerCore Lite 20,000mAh 2-Port USB Battery Charger Power Bank for $32.39 at Amazon (Coupon code: POWERLT9 – List price: $53.99).Blink XT Home Security 1080p 2 Camera System Bundle and Free 3rd Gen Echo Dot for $137.99 (3 Cameras for $192, 5 Cameras for $300) at Amazon (Add both to cart – List price: $229.99).$20 Price Drop: Apple iPad 32GB 9.7-inch Retina Wi-Fi Tablet (2018 Model) for $269.99 at Amazon (List price: $329).Apple iPad 5th Gen 128GB 9.7-inch Retina Wi-Fi Tablet (Gold) for $299 at Walmart (List price: $429).Dell XPS 8930 Intel Core i7-8700 6-core Customizable Tower Desktop for $719.99 at Dell (Coupon code: 50OFF699 – List price: $909.99).50-inch Vizio D50x-G9 4K UHD HDR Smart LED HDTV with Voice Remote and Chromecast for $298 at Walmart (List price: $428).Black Friday Price: 55-inch Vizio D55x-G1 4K UHD HDR Smart LED HDTV for $378 at Walmart (List price: $478).Dell D3218HN 32-inch 1080p Ultra-wide IPS LED Monitor for $149.99 at Dell (List price: $349.99).Lenovo Ideapad 330S Intel Core i5-8250U Quad-Core 15.6″ 1366×768 Laptop with 16GB Intel Optane for $349 at Walmart (List price: $499).Arcade1Up Asteroids 4ft Arcade Gaming Cabinet for $199 at Walmart (List price: $299).Instant Pot DUO Plus 8-Qt 9-in-1 Programmable Electric Pressure Cooker for $99.95 at Amazon (List price: $159.95).Instant Pot 60 Max 6-Qt Programmable Electric Pressure Cooker for $149.95 at Amazon (List price: $199.95).Dyson Cyclone V10 Motorhead Lightweight Cordless Stick Vacuum for $351.99 at Amazon (List price: $499.99).Anker PowerWave 10W Qi-Certified Fast Wireless Charging Pad (No AC Adapter) for $12.99 at Amazon (List price: $23.99).Espressotoria Caprista Espresso Coffee Pod Machine and 72 Coffee Pods for $53.34 at Walmart (List price: $99.99).LEGO Minecraft The Mountain Cave 21137 Building Kit (2863-Piece) for $199.99 at Amazon (List price: $249.99).Fluxx Watt UL2272 LED Hoverboard with 6-inch Wheels for $97 at Walmart (List price: $199).Hover-1 Liberty Hoverboard with LED Wheels (Black) for $98 at Walmart (List price: $198).Laptop and Desktop Computers$20 Price Drop: Apple iPad 32GB 9.7-inch Retina Wi-Fi Tablet (2018 Model) for $269.99 at Amazon (List price: $329).Apple iPad 5th Gen 128GB 9.7-inch Retina Wi-Fi Tablet (Gold) for $299 at Walmart (List price: $429).Dell XPS 8930 Intel Core i7-8700 6-core Customizable Tower Desktop for $719.99 at Dell (Coupon code: 50OFF699 – List price: $909.99).Lenovo Ideapad 330S Intel Core i5-8250U Quad-Core 15.6-inch 1366×768 Laptop with 16GB Intel Optane for $349 at Walmart (List price: $499).Dell XPS 15 4K Intel Core i7-8750H Six-Core 15.6-inch 3840×2160 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Woman, boy critical after Gresham shooting

first_imgGRESHAM, Ore. — Police say a woman and a 9-year-old boy were shot at an Oregon apartment complex.The Gresham police department said both were critically injured Monday morning.Police said they are looking for at least one person who they believe broke into the apartment shortly before the shooting. Investigators don’t believe it was a random attack.Police have not said if the shooting was gang related, but the East Metro Gang Task Force has joined the investigation.A neighbor told KOIN-TV he heard about three gunshots.last_img read more

Lawmakers Compromise Crime Bill Repeal on Senate Bill 91

first_imgThe crime bill was one of three items that Governor Mike Dunleavy included on his call for the special session. The other items are three budget bills and a bill on education funding. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享On the first day of the special session, the HB 49 conference committee adopted an agreement to complete a near repeal of the policy mistakes created through SB 91. The negotiated crime agreement could come up for a House vote as early as Monday. The crime package is seen as a further rollback of a 2016 criminal justice overhaul that could swell the state prison population and lead to the re-opening of the prison in Palmer. Senator Peter Micciche (R-K-Pen): “We’ve heard the people of Alaska, and a prime example of that is the repeal of SB 91 through HB 49.” center_img Micciche: “The fact is that we have delivered the legislation needed by law enforcement to get the job done for the people of Alaska. They have had it, they are tired of the  crime.”  The compromise was worked out Tuesday and Wednesday by the conference committee on HB 49. The committee members from the Senate are Palmer Republican Shelley Hughes, Anchorage Democrat Bill Wielechowski and Shower. The House members are Anchorage Republican Lance Pruitt, Claman and Kopp.last_img read more

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