A quick look at the history of the Toronto Blue Jays and

first_imgTORONTO – A look at the ownership history of the Toronto Blue Jays and the domed stadium the team calls home.Origins: The Blue Jays were created in 1976 for a 1977 expansion of the American League. Original owners included Labatt Breweries — then an independent Canadian beer company — and CIBC. The bank owned 10 per cent until 2000.First game: April 7, 1977, against the Chicago White Sox, at Exhibition Stadium in Toronto.Second home: The Blue Jays played their last game at Exhibition Stadium on May 28, 1989, and first game at SkyDome on June 5 of same year. SkyDome cost an estimated $570 million to build, between October 1986 and May 1989.Beyond beer: Rogers Communications bought an 80 per cent stake in Blue Jays in 1995 for US$112 million. Interbrew retained a 20 per cent stake until 2004, when Rogers bought the rest to become full owner of the team.Rogers Centre: Rogers bought the SkyDome in 2004 for about $25 million, excluding an attached hotel that was sold separately to another buyer. The stadium was renamed Rogers Centre in 2005.Recent estimates: According to a 2017 estimate by Forbes, the Blue Jays franchise is worth about $1.65 billion. Canaccord Genuity estimates Rogers Centre is worth between $200 milion and $400 million.last_img read more

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Gasoline prices in most of Canada set to rise this weekend from

first_imgCALGARY, A.B. – Plunging world oil prices have delivered a Christmas miracle of lower gasoline prices across most of Canada but a fuel price expert says motorists should fill up now ahead of an expected increase this weekend.Dan McTeague, a senior petroleum analyst at GasBuddy.com, says gasoline prices are at near-18-month lows because of global oil prices that have tumbled over the past two months on worries of an economic downturn, a U.S.-China trading tiff and concerns that members of the OPEC oil cartel won’t live up to production cuts.Despite a brief oil price rally on Wednesday, average regular gasoline prices remain about 17 cents lower per litre than a year ago in Alberta and Ontario, 12 cents lower in Manitoba, six cents lower in Quebec, 11 cents lower in Nova Scotia and three cents lower in Newfoundland and Labrador. McTeague says prices in B.C. are up two to six cents per litre compared with the same time last year but would be lower if not for the effect of interruptions in fuel imports from Washington due to the outage of that state’s Olympic Pipeline in mid-December.U.S. benchmark West Texas Intermediate oil prices plunged to US$42.53 on Christmas Eve, down 44 per cent from US$76.41 per barrel on Oct. 3. They rallied to US$46.22 on Wednesday but trended lower Thursday.McTeague says “extreme volatility” in oil markets are expected to continue to wreak havoc on gasoline prices in Canada in the early part of 2019.“I think what we’re seeing here where oil prices _ and pump prices as a corollary _ are going up and down five and 10 per cent in a given week, much of this is really a harbinger of what we’re likely to see in 2019, extreme price movements,” he said.last_img read more

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Integration of Morocco into ECOWAS Natural Step to Promote Fruitful Relations

Washington – The integration of Morocco into the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is a “natural” step aimed at promoting fruitful relations between the kingdom and this African regional grouping, said vice-president of U.S. think tank “Atlantic Council”, Peter Pham.In many ways, this integration will promote the already existing fruitful relations that have been consolidated in recent years under the leadership of HM King Mohammed VI, who paid more than twenty visits to most of the countries of this African regional grouping, Pham told MAP-Washington on Monday.The U.S. expert on African geo-strategic issues added that Morocco is “the first investor of this geographic area”, recalling that the Sovereign has recently visited Nigeria, the largest country in ECOWAS, where an agreement was signed on a gas pipeline project that will mainly benefit the countries of this grouping. Morocco stands out as a “solid partner of ECOWAS in a virtuous momentum for the development and political stability in the region,” he said.Within the context of the royal tour in Africa, mainly in some countries in West Africa, and upon the instructions of HM King Mohammed VI, the Kingdom of Morocco has recently informed Her Excellency Ellen JOHNSON SIRLEAF, president of Liberia and chairperson of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), of its will to adhere to this regional bloc as a fully-fledged member.This request is in conformity with the provisions of ECOWAS founding treaty and meets fully its adherence criteria.This decision by Morocco comes to crown the strong ties, at the political, human, historical, religious and economic levels, with ECOWAS member states.This will to adhere to ECOWAS is part of the royal vision for regional integration as a keystone for Africa’s economic takeoff and it is in line with the sovereign’s African policy, crowned with Morocco’s return to the AU. read more

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Google Canada announces top searches for 2016

Canada’s athlete of the year Penny Oleksiak, the devastating Fort McMurray fire and U.S President-elect Donald Trump are among the top trending Google searches of 2016.Google released it’s 16th annual Year In Search and here is what Canadians searched for the most.Top Canadian AthletesPenny OleksiakPK SubbanAndre De GrasseSidney CrosbyMichael SaundersTop CelebritiesDrakeBeyonceRihannaCeline DionKanye WestTop News StoriesDonald TrumpUS ElectionZika VirusOlympicsFort McMurray FireTop ToysPokemonHatchimalsTrollsBaby AliveNum NomsTop TV ShowsStranger ThingsWestworldGilmore GirlsFuller HouseLuke CageTop SearchesDonald TrumpPokemon GoToronto RaptorsFort McMurray FirePrinceFor the full list of top trending Google searches in Canada, click here. read more

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Annan hails efforts to probe attacks in Nigeria that have killed hundreds

“The Secretary-General welcomes the concerted efforts of the authorities and the affected communities not only to investigate the Yelwa killings with a view to bringing those responsible to justice, but also to promote the peaceful resolution of disputes,” Mr. Annan’s spokesman, Fred Eckhard, said at the daily briefing.Mr. Annan was “deeply concerned over the reports of growing communal clashes in Nigeria” and condemned the attacks in Yelwa, where hundreds of people lost their lives last week, the spokesman said.”He appeals for swift action to ensure the rule of law, and to promote reconciliation, and supports the Government’s efforts to protect the safety of all citizens throughout the country,” the spokesman said. read more

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Lebanon Annan Security Council condemn latest bombing

“The Secretary-General strongly condemns this terrorist act which has the effect of undermining the process of building a peaceful, independent and sovereign Lebanon,” said a statement issued by Mr. Annan’s spokesman in New York, referring to the attack, which killed two people and injured the current Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defence, Elias Murr, and several others.The Secretary-General reiterates his support, and that of the international community, for the right of the Lebanese people to live free of fear and intimidation,” the statement said, adding that Mr. Annan calls upon all parties to work towards a united and democratic Lebanon.Entering UN Headquarters in New York this morning Mr. Annan told reporters that obviously, each time a bomb attack occurred in Lebanon was a “source of concern and worry.””Lebanon has made lots of progress. The Syrian troops and the security apparatus have withdrawn. They’ve had very fair and peaceful elections, but the situation is still fragile. And we need to be concerned when these attacks take place,” he said, adding: I haven’t got the full report on the incident and who was likely to have committed it. But we need to remain vigilant.”Mr. Annan also said that Detlev Mehlis, the head of the independent investigative committee investigating the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, is carrying on with his work, and was “proceeding efficiently.””And he’s got all the support and the cooperation he needs. And in time, we will be receiving his report,” Mr. Annan said.Later in the day, in a statement to the press delivered by Ambassador Adamantios Vassilakis, of Greece, which holds the Councils’ Presidency for the month, the members of that 15-nation body also condemned the bombing.”The members of the Council also strongly condemned the continuation of political assassinations and other terrorist acts. They warn that those responsible for such acts will not be permitted to undermine the stability, national unity, full sovereignty and political independence of Lebanon,” Ambassador Vassilakis said.He added that the Council members also condemned today’s terrorist attack in the city of Netanya in Israel. read more

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Most actively traded companies on the TSX

Some of the most active companies traded Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (15,433.61, up 85.15 points):Manulife Financial Corp. (TSX:MFC). Financial Services. Up 46 cents, or 2.02 per cent, to $23.23 on 7.9 million shares.Capstone Mining Corp. (TSX:CS). Miner. Down three cents, or 2.36 per cent, to $1.24 on 6.9 million shares.Yamana Gold Inc. (TSX:YRI). Miner. Down 10 cents, or 2.63 per cent, to $3.70 on 6.6 million shares.B2Gold Corp. (TSX:BTO). Miner. Down 11 cents, or 2.70 per cent, to $3.97 on 5.9 million shares.Kinross Gold Corp. (TSX:K). Miner. Down six cents, or 1.29 per cent, to $4.58 on 5.1 million shares.Encana Corp. (TSX:ECA). Oil and gas. Up 16 cents, or 1.14 per cent, to $14.22 on 4.7 million shares.Companies reporting major news:Husky Energy Inc. (TSX:HSE). Oil and gas. Up five cents, or 0.33 per cent, to $15.24 on 596,368 shares. The Saskatchewan Ministry of Justice is reviewing whether charges are warranted against Husky Energy for its role in a major oil spill last summer. The department is reviewing Husky’s response to alarms before the spill and the delay in shutting down the system.TransCanada Corp. (TSX:TRP). Oil and gas. Up 26 cents, or 0.42 per cent, to $61.76 on 1.4 million shares. Senior U.S. officials say the State Department will recommend approval of TransCanada’s proposed Keystone XL pipeline, clearing the way for the White House to formally approve it. Two officials say Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs Tom Shannon will issue the recommendation Friday.Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. (TSX:VRX). Pharmaceutical. Up 28 cents, or 1.96 per cent, to $14.53 on 921,622 shares. The Quebec-based drug giant says its chairman and CEO received US$62.7 million in compensation for eight months of work last year, even as it reported a “disappointing” financial performance. In a proxy report ahead of its May 2 annual meeting, Valeant says Joseph Papa’s compensation included US$42 million in stock awards, US$10 million in stock options, a US$8-million signing bonus and a US$980,769 salary. by The Canadian Press Posted Mar 23, 2017 2:38 pm MDT Last Updated Mar 23, 2017 at 3:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Most actively traded companies on the TSX read more

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Spectacular red rainbow illuminates historic English town – but what caused it

first_imgRED RAINBOW How rare is a red rainbow?It is rare to see a red rainbow but that’s probably because of the conditions they usually appear in.“Red rainbows aren’t really all that rare, but a lot of people miss them since, unless you have a dark background, the colour gets washed out,” according to the Sky Lights blog.Meanwhile, another photographer captured this blood red moon looming over New York in these stunning photos.Last year,  a tourist captured this spectacular ‘fire rainbow cloud’ phenomenon on camera.  Here’s something you don’t see everyday.An amateur photographer captured a rare site, a double red rainbow arching over a historic English town.Robert Peel spotted the incredible red rainbow in the small Wiltshire market town of Malmesbury, where he lives, on August 24.The sun had already set in the southern Cotswolds when the rainbow formed in the light of the sun from below the horizon, giving an incredible red glow to the sky. A rare ‘red rainbow’ is seen arcing over the Wiltshire town of MalmesburyCredit:Robert Peel / SWNS Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.center_img “Last night an extensive storm had spread from the south bringing rain. It was late evening I noticed the horizon to the west was clear and low sunlight was illuminating the old hilltop town,” he explained.“It looked spectacular so I quickly grabbed my camera and headed to a vantage point on the hill opposite the town.  Annoyingly I was a few minutes late and the sun had become obscured by clouds on the horizon.  The light was however quite special; I remembered similar conditions back in 2011 when I captured a rainbow at sunset.  However, it had stopped raining so I was not expecting to see a rainbow. “Just as I thought about giving up I noticed that a rainbow was just beginning to form.  Still no rain – how could this be?  The sun was by now obscured behind hedgerows as gradually sunk from view behind me.  By now the town was shaded but the sun was still illuminated the sky above. “After a few minutes the rainbow became increasingly vibrant and formed into a full, double rainbow as seen in the photograph.  The really striking feature was the colour, with vibrant red and magenta, with a red inner arc; a phenomenon I have noticed when photographing rainbows at sunset and sunrise.  The spectacle disappeared quickly as the sun set further below the horizon.” You can see more of Robert Peel’s work here.  Researchers at the American Geophysical Union have previously explained in more detail why some rainbows appear all red.“The main factor appears to be the height of the sun above the horizon. At sunset, the width of the red band increases, while the width of the other bands of colours decreases,” they said.“The orange, the violet, the blue and the green bands disappear completely in this order. At the end, the primary bow is mainly red and slightly yellow.” What is a red rainbow?The low angle of the sun results in a longer distance for its light to travel through the atmosphere, causing shorter wavelengths of light, such as blue, green and yellow, to be scattered and leaving primarily red.In the lower light environment where the phenomenon most often forms, a monochrome rainbow can leave a highly dramatic effect.last_img read more

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Dublin was showing all the signs of an epic hangover first thing

first_img O’Connell Street, Dublin, at 6.30am this morning Source: TheJournal.ieDUBLIN CITY IS showing all the signs of an epic hangover this morning after yesterday’s Patrick’s Day festivities.However, while the city centre may have been thronged with festival-goers for much of yesterday, the cleanup operation appears to have been significantly less troublesome than in times past. The casualties of war on Dame Lane Source: TheJournal.ieWhile there are telltale signs of a night of merriment along O’Connell Street, O’Connell Bridge, and on into Temple Bar, the city council has been evidently been busy overnight with most of those areas looking almost as good as new.While there were still plenty of discarded plastic pint glasses and ill-fated curry-chip receptacles (and a truly heroic aroma of stale beer) about the place, the vast majority of the city centre is almost back to itself. Share Tweet Email2 By Cianan Brennan Temple Bar Square this morning Source: TheJournal.ie … and how it looked about five hours earlier Source: EarthCamIn fact, leaving aside a seeming vast increase in the amount of commercial waste left for collection this morning (and council workers cleaning up en masse), it could be any other Saturday morning. Source: TheJournal.ieWhich is a far cry from the state of Temple Bar this time last year: Source: Paul HosfordWell done Dublin City Council. Although, it wouldn’t be a Paddy’s Day hangover worth its salt without a pair of shoes carefully placed in line across the footpath: Source: TheJournal.ieRead: As it happened: St Patrick’s Day at home and abroadRead: The business behind the one-day-a-year shamrock industry 73,581 Views Mar 18th 2017, 8:31 AM Saturday 18 Mar 2017, 8:31 AMcenter_img Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Dublin was showing all the signs of an epic hangover first thing this morning… But the city is cleaning up well. There’s little sign of the carnage normally associated with the post-Paddy’s Day cleanup this morning. http://jrnl.ie/3294242 Short URL 37 Comments last_img read more

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DELAY TO THE CORRUPTION TRIALS AGAIN 2015 START NOW

first_img Retrial ordered in Saunders appeal Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 24 Nov 2014 – An announcement today that there is another delay and another tentative date given for the start of the corruption trials of former government ministers and relatives, which keep on costing the country millions of dollars. The Court of Appeal did not meet as it was supposed to today; that means there will be no determination on whether the country will push forward with jury trials or juryless trials and that means the pre-trial hearings set to start next week cannot begin. This process has been plagued with challenges and of the late it is a stand-off between lawyers for the Defendants and the Crown and the Prosecution on whether it is fair to have a trial with the judge making the decision alone. The Court of Appeal reportedly cannot meet before January and a special session to determine the argument of trial without jury never convened this month as had been expected. Both the TCI Sun and the Turks and Caicos Weekly News are reporting the development; explaining also that other issues have been that the attorneys are complaining that the case has seen 60,000 extra pages of evidence submitted, without arrangement for an increase in pay. Some of the UK defense attorneys have withdrawn from the case; relations with the Supreme Court registrar, David Chetwynd have also been strained. Big time Customs Officer fined and fired for theft Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:corruption trial, court of appeal, david chetwynd, jury trial, supreme court, turks and caicos weekly news Court Of Appeal Hears Major Caseslast_img read more

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Cardinals Wrap Up First Day of Lenny LylesClark Wood Invitational

first_imgMen’s 110m Hurdles (Prelims)2. Martice Moore – 14.20 (+1.3)13. Aaron Johnson – 15.12 (+2.6)18. D’Onte Blount – 15.43 (+2.6)  Print Friendly Version Photo Gallery Women’s Shot Put (Unseeded)5. Victoria Farley – 14.46m/47-05.2520. Holly Hankenson – 11.37m/37-03.75 Men’s 5,000m3. Chandler Austin – 14:50.097. Daniel Fleace – 15:01.7938. Matthew Harper – 16:17.63Men’s Long Jump (Unseeded)8. Aaron Johnson – 6.66m/21-10.25 (+2.4) Men’s Long Jump (Seeded)1. Anthony McRoberts – 7.28m/23-10.75 (+2.9)2. Chris Woody – 7.10m/23-03.50 (+2.6) LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville track and field team wrapped up the first day of the Lenny Lyles/Clark Wood Invitational with three wins while seven Cardinals advanced to Saturday’s finals. Anthony McRoberts started the day with a win in the men’s long jump with a leap of 7.28m/23-10.75. Carsen Cassell then won the women’s unseeded hammer throw with a throw of 57.39m/188-03.The Cardinal women had the top three finishers in the 5000m. Dorcas Wasike set a new meet record in the 5,000m, winning the event with a time of 16:13.59.  Ivine Chemutai finished second with a time of 16:42.74 while Bailey Beery finished third with a time of 17:13.29.   In today’s prelims, Holly Hankenson and Sydney Hill both advanced to the 100m hurdle finals.  Hill finished with a time of 13.69 while Hankenson ran a personal best time of 14.21.  Martice Moore advanced to the men’s 110m hurdle finals with a time of 14.20 in the prelims.   Angel Amadi and Sharnae Alston advanced to the finals of the women’s 100m.  Amadi finished with a personal best time of 11.64 (+2.2) while Alston finished with a time of 11.86 (+1.5).  Donald McClinton, Jr. and Noah McBride qualified for the men’s 100m finals on Saturday.  McClinton finished with a time of 10.56 (+4.0) while McBride clocked a 10.52 (+3.2).The open pole vault was postponed due to wind and will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday.  The meet will begin at 9:00 a.m on Saturday with the javelin throw and the open pole vault.  Running events will begin at noon with the 3,000m steeplechase and will wrap up with the men’s 4x400m. Louisville will honor the 2019 seniors with a ceremony at 11:50 a.m. Lenny Lyles/Clark Wood InvitationalCardinal Park | Louisville, Ky. April 26, 2019 Women’s Hammer Throw (Unseeded)1. Carsen Cassell – 57.39m/188-033. Halee Hudson – 54.60m/179-02 Women’s Hammer Throw (Seeded)4. Makenli Forrest – 61.35m/201-03 Women’s 5,000m 1. Dorcas Wasike – 16:13.592. Ivine Chemutai – 16:42.743. Bailey Beery – 17:13.295. Bailey Davis – 17:29.7410. Caroline Gosser – 17:53.45center_img Women’s 100m (Prelims)2. Angel Amadi – 11.64 (+2.2)8. Sharnae Alston – 11.86 (+1.5) Women’s 100m Hurdles (Prelims)3. Sydney Hill – 13.69 (+0.6)7. Holly Hankenson – 14.21 (+1.6)11. Kelsey Heyward – 14.55 (+1.1)14. Kayla Alexander – 14.71 (-1.1) Men’s 100m (Prelims)3. Donald McClinton – 10.56 (+4.0)7. Noah McBride – 10.52 (+3.2)29. Clay Moss – 11.51 (+4.0) Men’s Hammer Throw (Seeded)4. Mitchell Kessler -58.23m/191-00 Day 1 Results Women’s Long Jump (Seeded)3. Alexis Gibbons – 6.12m/20-01 (-2.7)5. Gabriela Leon – 6.02m/19-09 (-2.5)7. Renate van Tonder – 5.78m/18-11.75 (-2.7) Women’s Long Jump (Unseeded)2. Kayla Alexander – 6.01m/19-08.7511. Maranda Mills – 5.50m/18-00.50 Story Linkslast_img read more

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WBJEE 2019 Nine out of 10 on merit list from CBSE ISC

first_imgKolkata: Nine out of ten students whose names have figured in the merit list of West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination this year hail from CBSE and ICSE/ISC boards. The only position on the merit list from a school in Bengal Board has been bagged by Arka Das of Sarada Vidyapith, Sri R K Pally of Sonarpur.Interestingly, three positions on the merit list have gone to Hemsheela Model School, Durgapur, which is affiliated to CBSE board. Soham Mistri has come first and Koustav Sen has come third, while Subhajyoti Ghosh has bagged the tenth position. South Point School, which is also affiliated to CBSE, has two names on the merit list. Tamajit Banerjee has stood second while Angikar Ghosal has secured the fourth position. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataSnehinh Sen of Delhi Public School at Ruby Park, Kasba, has stood sixth, while Vinit Raj, who has bagged the seventh spot, is a student of Burnpur Riverside School which is also affiliated to CBSE board. The eighth and ninth positions have gone to Rishabh Agarwal of Purwanchal Vidyamandir in Salt Lake and Abhinav Dutta of Sudhir Memorial Institute, Jessore Road, Doltala, both affiliated to ISC board. The first three rank holders will pursue their engineering studies outside the state. Soham Mistri, the first rank holder of the state Joint Entrance, had ranked 48 in JEE (Advanced) and will pursue computer engineering at IIT Mumbai. Tamajit Banerjee will study Computer Science at IIT Delhi or Mumbai, while Koustav Sen will study the same subject at IIT Mumbai. Koustav has ranked 42 in JEE (Advanced) and secured the first position in the same examination from Bengal.last_img read more

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Two injured one dies in Playa del Carmen electrocution accident

first_imgPlaya del Carmen, Q.R. — One man has died and two more injured after they were electrocuted while working on a building.The accident took place at 11:40 a.m. Tuesday when workers were adding a finish to the outside of the Municipal Retention Center at Playa del Carmen. The trio had erected a scaffold and as they each climbed on, their weight caused the structure to collapse.On its way down, the metal structure made contact with nearby high-voltage electrical wires. One man died at the scene while the other two were rushed to hospital. There is no word on their condition.Investigators say the scaffold fell from a height of around eight meters. Officers from inside the jail rushed outside to offer first aid the the injured men, however, one had already died. Police, firemen and the Red Cross attended to the accident as did Costamed who performed CPR on the now-deceased, but to no avail.Witnesses said that the men were adding finishing material to one of the surveillance towers when they assembled a scaffold that was not well restrained. As soon as they began to get on, it collapsed and made contact with the high-voltage CFE cable.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Hot Deal SanDisk 500GB Extreme Portable SSD for Just 109 Down from

first_img Share Tweet Submit We know you’re on a hunt for a high-performance external SSD, and we have the right deal for you from SanDisk, that too in the 500GB flavor.Grab an External SanDisk 500GB Portable SSD for Just $109 for a Limited TimeLittle do people know that SSDs aren’t just limited to high-end computers. You can buy them as portable, external drives too. SanDisk has a hot deal right now on one of its portable SSDs in 500GB capacity and the price is down to just $109 from $170. That’s a big drop considering what you get once you part from the money.First and foremost, we are dealing with 500GB of storage here, which is more than what laptops and desktops ship with these days, provided that they have a SSD installed inside. Furthermore, the SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD features a blazing fast read speeds of 500MB/s. But wait, there’s more – this drive has ‘Extreme’ in its name for a reason, and that reason is the IPS5 rated enclosure this SSD comes with. This means that this thing is extremely rugged, can withstand dust and a little splash of water here and there is no big deal.Topping things off is the fact that this thing works across all platforms, including Windows and Mac. So what are you waiting for? Pick one up today and start backing up your data on the fly without ever worrying about it slowing down.Buy SanDisk 500GB Extreme Portable SSD [Amazon link]last_img read more

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ACCC Air Asia court proceedings commence

first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: N.J The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has commenced legal proceeding against Air Asia for allegedly failing to disclose full airfare prices on flights between Australia and international destinations. In an online statement the ACCC said it is seeking a declaration from Air Asia for failing to follow Australian laws, an injunction restraining any future mishaps, penalties, ACCC costs as well as a public apology on its website. Expected to return to court for discussion on 2 March this year, the Commission explained that the alleged misleading conduct was in relation to flights between Melbourne and Macau, London, Ho Chi Minh City, New Deli, Hangzhou and Chengdu, Perth and Macau, London, Ho Chi Minh City, New Deli, Hangzhou and Chengdu as well as the Gold Coast to Ho Chi Minh City. last_img read more

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Go back to the enewsletter Coral Expeditions and t

first_imgGo back to the enewsletterCoral Expeditions and the Australian Geographic have joined forces in a new partnership, uniting a shared heritage of exploration and conservation of the coastlines around Australia. The venture will allow for a deeper level of guest immersion on board the Coral Expeditions fleet.The partnership will encompass special Australian Geographic-curated expeditions and the development of year-round Australian Geographic Society “In Residence” programs using the research facilities on the new-built Coral Adventurer, due to launch in April 2019.The alliance will launch four especially curated immersive expeditions. Each of those voyages to remote expedition destinations will contribute funds benefiting projects of the Australian Geographic Society.The itineraries include:10–22 September 2019 – Ningaloo and the bluewater wonders of Australia’s west – A coastal odyssey from Broome incorporating the Rowley Shoals, Montebello Islands and the Dampier Archipelago4–15 October 2019 – The saltwater people of northern Australia – A journey across the top of Australia from Darwin to Cairns via the Torres Strait, Arnhem Land, Cape York and The Great Barrier Reef12–24 November 2019–- Pioneers and frontiers of Papua New Guinea – An expedition along the exotic coastline of PNG from Madang to Cairns via Sanananda and the Sepik River2–14 January 2020 – Raja Ampat and the Spice Islands odyssey – Exploration along the ancient spice routes and history in the West Papua region taking in legendary Cenderawasih BayCoral Adventurer has been designed as a specialist tropical expedition ship and will host the Australian Geographic Society Research Room. This is a dedicated interpretive space to host live science, culture and research projects that connect guests and destinations in an engaging format across all voyages. These projects will be integrated into the Coral Adventurer’s offerings all year-round with scientists, cultural leaders, artists, adventurers and storytellers in residence joining departures and taking an active role in the education of guests.Mark Fifield, Coral Expeditions Group General Manager, comments: “This is an important and exciting partnership development for Coral Expeditions. For over 30 years, Coral Expeditions has had one purpose: taking small groups of like-minded explorers on our ships to the most remote parts of the world with expert guidance and warm Australian hospitality. We are pleased to grow with a partner who shares both our passion and our uniquely Australian ethos.”Jo Runciman, Managing Director at Australian Geographic said, “These special Expeditions will be supporting scientific endeavour in some of our most remote regions via the unique scientists-in-residence programs running on board the Coral Adventurer. In addition to this, part proceeds from these expeditions will also go towards supporting the Australian Geographic Society in its endeavours to fund Adventure and Conservation projects.”Expeditions are available to book along with a range of year around experiences with Coral Expeditions.Visit www.coralexpeditions.com or phone 1800 079 545.Go back to the enewsletterlast_img read more

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Laiki Bank administrator resigns in conflict of interest dispute

first_imgLAIKI BANK administrator Andri Antoniadi has resigned after disagreeing with the Resolution Authority over the appointment of a certain law firm to handle the case against the defunct lender’s former strongman Andreas Vgenopoulos.The resignation was confirmed by Central Bank executive Stelios Kiliaris.Kiliaris told the Cyprus News Agency that Antoniadi resigned after the Central Bank put Chrysis Demetriades on the case against Vgenopoulos.Reports said Antoniadi resigned because she believes there was an issue of conflict of interest since the law firm had borrowed from Laiki with favourable terms when the bank was under Vgenopoulos’ control.Kiliaris said the matter had been examined by the authority which judged that there was no such issue.In her letter to the authority, Antoniadi suggested that the outcome of the case would be disastrous and “I have no doubt that the blame would be born entirely by you.”Cyprus was forced to shut down Laiki in March 2013 and impose massive losses on depositors in Bank of Cyprus to keep it afloat and get €10 billion in aid from international lenders.In June of that year, a Nicosia district court issued an interim order freezing assets worth around €5.3 billion belonging to Vgenopoulos and two other people.The interim court orders, which have a global reach, were secured by Antoniadi.The court froze assets belonging to Vgenopoulos and former Laiki CEO Efthimios Bouloutas worth €3.79 billion and those belonging to former board member Kyriacos Magiras worth €1.5 billion.It also banned Vgenopoulos’ Marfin Investment Group (MIG) Holdings SA from making any payments or transfers to the benefit of the three men.You May LikeLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoYahoo SearchYou’ve Never Seen Luxury Like This On A Cruise Ship. Search Luxury Mediterranean CruisesYahoo SearchUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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Rep Runestad welcomes parenting advocates to the Capitol

first_img Categories: Runestad News State Rep. Jim Runestad of White Lake welcomed a group of mothers, stepmothers and grandmothers to the Capitol for their inaugural Michigan Women for Shared Parenting legislative day on Wednesday. The women, representing 10 counties, traveled to Lansing from around the state to meet with legislators and discuss their support of family court reforms.Each woman shared her personal story with Rep. Runestad and a bipartisan group of legislators regarding the effect of court decisions on families. “As a stepmother I appreciate the important roles both parents play in the lives of their children. Children grow from the opportunity to foster meaningful relationships with each parent without either one being ‘better’ or ‘more important’ in the eyes of the system,” said Tara Rodriguez from Portland.The women discussed the impact of having a child’s grandparents and other family members entirely cut out of his or her life due to a court’s preference of unequal parenting time arrangements.“When there are two loving and fit parents who do the everyday work to take care of a child pre-divorce or separation, there needs to be a presumption that post-divorce, there will also be two loving and fit parents continuing to take care of a child,” Rep. Runestad said. “Otherwise, we are cutting out half of their support system, half of their family members and half of their identity as a person.”Michigan Women for Shared Parenting recently formed in an effort to restructure the state’s existing family court laws. Rep. Runestad is the sponsor of House Bill 4691, the Michigan Shared Parenting Act, which is currently on the House floor. 28Sep Rep. Runestad welcomes parenting advocates to the Capitollast_img read more

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House committee approves Rep Tedder bill to expand school zone speed limits

first_img Categories: News,Tedder News 08Feb House committee approves Rep. Tedder bill to expand school zone speed limits Legislation enforces school zone speed limits to overhead pedestrian walkwaysThe Michigan House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee this week approved legislation introduced by state Rep. Jim Tedder to expand school zone speed limits to roads with an overhead crosswalk.Under current Michigan law, school zone speed limits cannot be enforced on highways where overhead pedestrian walkways are constructed.Tedder said this must be changed to protect Michigan students.“This legislation provides local governments with the option of enforcing school zone speed limits in areas which may be dangerous for students walking to school,” said Tedder, of Clarkston.  “Students will be able to walk safely to and from school without having to worry about higher traffic in certain areas.”This legislation does not apply to walkways that span over expressways.Waterford Schools have a situation where exempting the overhead pedestrian walkway from school zone speed limits has created safety issues, Tedder said.House Bill 4840 moves to the full House for consideration.###last_img read more

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