On Top Of The World With Jennifer Hudson

first_imgShell and a band of international stars have unveiled a unique new music video which spotlights a diverse range of clean energy initiatives across the world.Five global music artists unite in #makethefuture music video showcasing clean energy initiatives‘On Top of the World’ features five global music artists – including Oscar-winner Jennifer Hudson and British songstress Pixie Lott – and uses cutting-edge custom animation to help each star demonstrate the impact of clean energy projects supported by Shell around the world, including Brazil, China, the US, Kenya, India, Germany and the UK.Video: On Top of the World | Shell #makethefutureThe video showcases both ‘bright energy ideas’ created by entrepreneurs supported by #makethefuture campaign, and some projects from Shell and its partners to create more and cleaner energy solutions, including:• Insolar: Providing solar energy access to low income communities in Brazil • GravityLight: Creating sustainable and cleaner light for families and children in Kenya • Shell Natural Gas: Providing cleaner cooking with natural gas, saving families invaluable time in India • Shell Partnership with Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves: Bringing clean cook stoves to families and creating healthier homes in China • Shell Hydrogen: Creating additional cleaner transport choices for the future in the USA, Germany and the UK‘On Top of the World’ is the latest chapter in the #makethefuture global energy relay, that began in 2016 with the launch of the ‘Best Day of My Life’ music video, which subsequently topped viral video charts and became one of the most viewed online videos of the year.Oscar-winner Jennifer Hudson, British songstress Pixie Lott, Brazilian chart-topper Luan Santana and Nigerian artist Yemi Alade reunite, and are joined by Indian talent Monali Thakur to cover the Imagine Dragons’ hit ‘On Top of the World’.Malena Cutuli, Global Head of Integrated Brand Communications at Shell said: “Music is a universal language and, by tapping into our passion for it with this stellar line up of artists, we can spark a global conversation around access to cleaner energy in an engaging way.”“Addressing future energy challenges demands collaboration between and among business, communities, entrepreneurs, influencers and citizens – it is the key to unlocking more and cleaner energy solutions.”Jennifer Hudson said, “As a performer, it’s really exciting to be able to lend my voice to inspire future generations. I am proud to be collaborating with Shell #makethefuture, to encourage people to learn more about the potential of new clean energy solutions.”last_img read more

Child Development Centre raises over 75000

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Child Development Centre has raised over $75,000 towards a new wheelchair accessible van.The 44th Annual Talent Show Friday night saw performances from local musicians, children who attend the CDC and even a performance from Fort St. John City Council.  Performers, attendees and local businesses donated $75,120 towards the fundraising goal.Arctech Welding and Machining and Save on Foods also helped towards raising money for the CDC with the annual radiothon held each year on Moose FM the day before the talent show. The funds will be used to purchase a new wheelchair accessible van for the Fort St. John Child Development Centre.  Their current client vehicle isn’t wheelchair accessible and has been in use for some years.last_img read more

Maldives VP Speaker in Sri Lanka to express solidarity

“Sri Lanka is our second home. We received a lot of support from Sri Lanka. We want to show our solidarity with Sri Lanka. We want the world to visit Sri Lanka,” Nasheed said after arriving in Sri Lanka. The Vice President of the Maldives Faisal Naseem, Speaker and former President Mohamed Nasheed and a Maldivian delegation are in Sri Lanka to show solidarity with the country following the Easter Sunday attacks.The Prime Minister’s Office said that Cabinet Members of the Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) Parliamentary Group and Members of the Governing Council of the MDP are among those who are part of the delegation. They are expected to have talks with the Sri Lankan Government and also meet the Maldivian community in Sri Lanka during the visit. (Colombo Gazette) read more

Official Tech execs gathering at White House

WASHINGTON — A Trump administration official says tech company executives are due to meet Monday at the White House with the president’s chief economic adviser, Larry Kudlow.The official says participants will discuss “economic matters” and talks could touch on Huawei. The White House sanctioned the Chinese telecoms company in May as an alleged national security threat only to later grant it a partial reprieve that has not been clearly explained.The official did not name any participants and spoke on condition of anonymity because the meeting has not been publicly announced.A person with knowledge of the planned meeting, speaking on condition they not be further identified, says chipmakers Intel and Qualcomm are among listed attendees. Both are key Huawei suppliers and are reported to have been lobbying against the sanctions.Darlene Superville, The Associated Press read more

Liberia UN extends disarmament to birthplace of countrys long civil war

More than 200 ex-government soldiers who fought for former President Charles Taylor surrendered their weapons to UN peacekeepers yesterday in the town of Ganta on the first day of the campaign. “We have progressively moved with our disarmament plans and from Nimba we will branch to the northwest and southeast of the country,” UNMIL Force Commander Lt.-Gen. Daniel Opande said of the nationwide operation which has disarmed more than 66,000 combatants from various factions since it began in December. “Once we have done that, we would have covered the whole country,” he added, describing the current phase as critical to “dispel the notion” that there were cross-border movements of weapons into neighbouring Côte d’Ivoire. More than 16,000 troops and police are participating in UNMIL’s operations to support implementation of the ceasefire and peace process between former President Taylor’s forces and two major opposition groups in preparation for elections to be held no later than the end of next year. They are also supporting humanitarian and human rights activities while assisting in national security reform, including police training and military restructuring. read more

WalMart in China faces employee protests

In this Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015, photo, residents past by a Wal-Mart in Shenzhen, in southern China’s Guangdong province. Wal-Mart faces protests by employees in China over what they say is a drastic change in work schedules under a system rolled out in June 2016 as the company overhauls its struggling business amid slowing economic growth and competition from e-commerce. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan) by Joe McDonald, The Associated Press Posted Jul 7, 2016 6:28 am MDT Last Updated Jul 7, 2016 at 7:00 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email BEIJING, China – Wal-Mart faces protests by employees in China over what they say is a drastic change in work schedules as the company overhauls its struggling business amid an economic slowdown and competition from e-commerce.Weakening demand for traditional retailers has added to trouble for Wal-Mart Stores Inc., which has had slow and uneven growth since its first China outlet opened in 1996. It tried to expand into online retailing but sold its operation last month to China’s No. 2 e-commerce operator.Its labour tensions reflect rising expectations among workers to share in China’s prosperity and a shift by the ruling Communist Party away from treating them only as a source of labour toward trying to create a consumer society.Employees said Wal-Mart wants them to work 11-hour shifts on weekends and as little as four hours on weekdays under a system it started to roll out in June. Some said that might result in lower pay and interfere with their ability to work second jobs.Last week, staff members protested on Friday and Saturday outside Wal-Mart stores in the cities of Nanchang and Shenzhen in southern China, Chengdu in the west and Harbin in the northeast, according to employees and two labour rights groups.More than half the Nanchang store’s workforce of 200 employees took part, according to an employee. Some carried banners that said, “Wal-Mart workers stand up and oppose fraud.”In a written response to questions, Wal-Mart said it is “planning a series of initiatives to enhance and upgrade Walmart China’s overall talent management system.”The company didn’t answer questions about how scheduling and working conditions would change or how the protests affected its operations.“We have communicated with Walmart China associates and a majority of associates support the new system,” the statement said, using the company’s term for its employees. “For those associates who need additional information, we are communicating with them on a consistent basis.”Wal-Mart faced similar criticism in the United States over its “just in time” scheduling system, which employees said changed work hours at short notice and reduced pay for some. The company said in February its U.S. stores would switch to allowing employees the option of working fixed hours or putting together schedules in two-week blocks.In contrast to its American operations, Wal-Mart’s Chinese workforce of 100,000 is represented by unions, though employees complain those Communist Party-controlled groups often side with companies instead of pushing for better wages and working conditions.Wal-Mart was one of the highest-profile targets of a 2006 campaign led by the ruling party to have the country’s umbrella labour group, the All-China Federation of Trade Unions, set up unions at foreign companies.Managers presented the new scheduling system in May and encouraged employees to sign new contracts to authorize the change, according to employees. Under Chinese law, full-time employees work under two-year contracts.“The workload is very heavy because we have to stand for 11 hours,” said another employee of the Nanchang store, who asked not to be identified by name for fear of trouble with the company or Chinese authorities. “All the employees felt it was too difficult and were very unhappy.”Employees were told they could keep working under previous contracts if they wanted, but those who did so found their paychecks were smaller because meal subsidies and other payments were eliminated, according to the employee in Nanchang.An activist group, China Labor Watch, said employees were pressured to sign the contracts by being told they could not leave meetings where the new system was announced until they did. Wal-Mart did not respond to a question about whether that happened.Employees expressed concern the system could be abused to induce unwanted workers to quit by giving them awkward shifts, eliminating the need to pay severance.Traditional retailers have been battered as Chinese shoppers shift to shopping online. Total retail sales rose 10 per cent in May compared with a year earlier but that was down from 13 per cent in 2014. Meanwhile, online commerce grew by more than 30 per cent.Wal-Mart, headquartered in Bentonville, Arkansas, has expanded to 433 stores in China, but that is less than one-tenth as many as its 4,655 outlets in the United States.Wal-Mart bought a stake in online retailer Yihaodian in 2011 and took full control last year. But after gaining a market share of just 1.6 per cent, it gave up last month and turned over ownership to JD.com. In exchange, it got a 5 per cent stake in the Chinese company.Phone calls Wednesday to ACFTU branches in Nanchang, Chengdu and Shenzhen weren’t answered.Frustration among Wal-Mart employees with the ACFTU prompted some to start an informal group called the Wal-Mart Chinese Employee Fellowship in 2014, according to Zhang Jun, who said he was a spokesman for the group. He worked as an electrician at a Wal-Mart in the eastern city of Yantai from 2011 until last December.The group’s 20,000 members — about 20 per cent of Wal-Mart’s China workforce — use social media to communicate, according to Zhang.They divide themselves into small groups in line with regulations aimed at suppressing dissent by limiting the number of accounts that can be linked together.Authorities have investigated whether the group received money from foreign organizations, according to China Labour Bulletin, a research group in Hong Kong.On Wednesday, employees expressed concern Wal-Mart’s new system would make them part-time workers who would not be entitled to compensation in the event of layoffs.A cashier who has worked at the Nanchang store for more than five years said her monthly pay of about 1,400 to 1,600 yuan ($215 to $245) has fallen by about 74 yuan ($11) under the new system. The legal minimum monthly wage in Nanchang, the capital of Jiangxi province, is 1,530 yuan ($235).Employees are unlikely to get a raise in the next few years, said the cashier, who asked not to be identified by name for fear of retaliation.“What worries us more is that they are preparing for the future,” said the cashier. “Will we be cut off in the future and get no compensation, like the part-time workers?”___Associated Press researchers Fu Ting in Shanghai and Yu Bing contributed to this report. Wal-Mart in China faces employee protests read more

DeGrussa mine solar project successfully commissioned

first_imgNew A$40 million solar power station in steady-state operations. Construction of the DeGrussa solar power project has been completed with the plant recently commissioned and now in steady-state operating mode. The project involved the installation of 34,080 solar PV panels and associated site electrical work, allowing incorporation of the 10 MW facility and the 6 MW on-site battery storage with the existing diesel-fired power station at the DeGrussa copper-gold mine. Sandfire Resources advises that the new solar power facility at its 100%-owned DeGrussa copper-gold mine in Western Australia has achieved full generation capacity after successfully attaining key milestones during commissioning. The facility is currently generating approximately 7 MW of power, which is in line with seasonal expectations. Solar generating output will ramp up during the summer months to achieve the full 10 MW functional capacity.The solar array covers a total area of over 20 ha at the site, which is located immediately adjacent to the DeGrussa underground mine and processing plant.Commissioning of the A$40 million project commenced in March 2016 following installation of the last of the 34,080 solar photovoltaic (PV) panels. The project required electrical infrastructure to be installed including inverters to change the electric current from DC to AC, transformers and other electrical accessories and control systems.Testing confirms that the plant can perform in accordance with contractual specifications and validates the power purchase agreements covering the facility. Continual testing will be completed in June to ensure it can maintain stable operations at 100% generation capacity.The innovative DeGrussa solar project is the largest integrated off-grid solar and battery storage facility in Australia and reportedly, in the world. The project comprises 34,080 solar PV panels with a single-axis tracking system mounted on 4,700 steel posts. This enables the panels to track the sun during the day, improving the plant’s overall performance.The panels are connected via an extensive network of low-voltage, high-voltage and communication cables to a 6 MW lithium-ion battery storage facility and the existing 19 MW diesel-fired power station at DeGrussa.The DeGrussa solar power project is owned by the leading French renewable energy firm Neoen, with juwi Renewable Energy responsible for the project development, EPC and O&M. The plant was constructed by national surveying and infrastructure construction company OTOC Ltd, with project financing provided by the Clean Energy Finance Corp (CEFC) and recoupable grant funding support of A$20.9 million from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA).The solar facility has been integrated with the diesel-fired power station – owned and operated by Pacific Energy Ltd subsidiary KPS – continuing to provide base-load power to the DeGrussa mine with sufficient minimum load to ensure it can respond quickly to meet the power requirements of the process plant and underground mine.Sandfire’s Managing Director, Karl Simich, said the completion and successful commissioning of the DeGrussa solar power project was a significant achievement, providing a strong demonstration of the exciting opportunities emerging within the mining industry for the adoption of renewable energy technologies at remote mine sites.“This is the largest integrated off-grid solar and battery storage facility in Australia and draws together a number of technologies which are widely expected to have a transformational impact on the global economy over the next decade. These include solar power combined with a state-of-the-art lithium-ion battery storage facility, which has been used for the first time in a remote location at the DeGrussa mine. “This project has already attracted a significant amount of interest from within the mining industry in Australia with Sandfire receiving inquiries from several of our peers interested in adopting this technology at their mine sites. I would not be surprised to see more facilities like this built over the next few years, as the benefits and potential of solar power become increasingly recognised across the resource sector.“The project is expected to reduce our annual diesel consumption and cut our carbon emissions by more than 12,000 t of CO2 annually – a reduction of more than 15% based on our reported emissions for the 2016 financial year.“The successful completion and delivery of this project is a great achievement by the consortium that was formed to finance, develop and implement this state-of-the-art project, and I would like to congratulate them on achieving this significant milestone.”last_img read more

Weir Minerals Africa showcases endtoend solutions at Electra

first_imgVisitors to this year’s Electra Mining Africa exhibition at Nasrec will be in for a feast of technology at the Weir Minerals Africa stand; particularly hard to miss will be the 7 m high crushing station featuring a high performance Trio cone crusher.“We are reminding visitors and customers that Weir Minerals Africa – well known for our pump technology – has transformed into an integrated solutions provider in minerals processing,” says Hoosen Essack, Process Manager at Weir Minerals Africa. “With our extensive footprint across Africa, we are adding even more value through this growing range of offerings. Underpinning our service levels is our process expertise that equips us to partner closely with customers in finding answers to their daily challenges.”Among the other items on display will be a large Cavex hydrocyclone with a substantial 1,500 mm diameter and weighing 5 t.With the company’s leading position in pumping equipment, the stand will also display the impressive Warman 450MCR pump, measuring 2.5 m in diameter.Essack highlights the strategic importance of the company’s process department, which is staffed with experts who work closely with customers on efficiency and other issues, whether on a particular item of equipment or an entire comminution circuit.“This capacity allows us to provide enhanced support to customers on their plants, taking our role well beyond just supplying product,” he says. “This centralised team of experts are available to all of our branches, so customers can always be assured of skilled input on challenging problems and equipment choices.”He emphasises the value of specialised tools employed by Weir Minerals, such as the JKSimMet software to simulate comminution and classification circuits, in helping customers select the appropriate solutions for their mineral processing plants.“To consolidate our continuous improvement efforts and stay at the leading edge of technology development, research and development is a strong focus for Weir Minerals,” he says. “Weir Minerals as a leading global player also has centres of excellence around the world to each focus on each particular field. While South Africa focuses on screen performance, for instance, the United States focuses on comminution equipment and centrifugal pumps.”last_img read more

Martin ONeill was at the Carlisle Grounds to see Rovers slay Bray

first_imgOn the stroke of half-time it was the Seagulls’ Graeme Kelly who had the best chance of the opening half, when he connected with a corner but he couldn’t direct his rocket of a shot as it skimmed the bar, much to the delight of the under pressure Shamrock Rovers manager, Trevor Croly. McGuinness rises highest to score for Rovers. Source: Donall Farmer/INPHOAfter the break, the game started slowly with the pace and intensity of Bray’s game taking some time to get going, the words of boss Croly rang in the ears of Rovers as they increased the pressure on a tired Bray defence. The visitors took full advantage of the tired legs in the Bray defence by opening the scoring on the 57th minute. Striker, Dean Kelly, poached a nice goal after a cross from Sean O’Connor put the Bray defence under pressure.The flood-gates opened thereafter for Rovers as Jason McGuinness picked up his second goal of the season six minutes later when the big man got on the end of a cross from Gary McCabe to glance it into the Bray goal.Shane Robinson rounded off the scoring for the night, with their third goal in 14 minutes, after a lung busting run paid off as he converted an excellent cross from Simon Madden to complete a 3-0 win for Shamrock Rovers to put them back in the race for the title.Shamrock Rovers: Barry Murphy; Simon Madden, Conor Kenna, Jason McGuinness, Evan Osam; Sean O’Connor (Karl Sheppard, 80), Ronan Finn, Shane Robinson, Kieran Marty Waters (Robert Bayly, 75); Gary McCabe; Dean Kelly (Eamon Zayed, 75).Subs not used: Craig Hyland (GK), David O’Connor, Luke Byrne, Ciaran Kilduff.Bray Wanderers: Stephen McGuinness; Michael Barker, Adam Mitchell, Shane O’Connor, Joe Gorman; Dave Scully, Dean Zambra, Graeme Kelly (Phillip Hughes, 67), Ishmahil Akinade; Dave Cassidy; Jake Kelly (Gareth McDonagh, 80).Subs not used: Shane Redmond (GK), Shane O’Neill, Niall Cooney, Ryan Coombes, Gary Curran.Ireland U-19 Women beat England to go one step closer to knockout stagesIreland U19 striker signs professional contract with Everton Bray Wanderers 0-3 Shamrock RoversSHAMROCK ROVERS LEAPFROGGED rivals St Patrick’s Athletic into third place after an impressive 3-0 win under the watchful gaze of Ireland boss Martin O’Neill. If the first half was all about Bray Wanderers, the second half was the Rovers show as the inconsistent Tallaght side took just 14 minutes to wrap up victory.Goals from Dean Kelly, Jason McGuinness and Shane Robinson separated the sides as Rovers boss, Trevor Croly, felt the pressure ease a little bit after last week’s loss to Dundalk.In a week where League of Ireland exploits in Europe was the narrative, it was back to the bread and butter of the league as nearly 1,700 filled the Carlisle Grounds for the visit of Shamrock Rovers to Bray WanderersRovers boss, Trevor Croly responded to last week’s setback against Dundalk by handing a debut to Evan Osam at left back, after Dave O’Connor’s poor display, and by leaving out the trio of Karl Sheppard, Eamon Zayed and Ciaran Kilduff from the start. Revellers enjoy the seafront fun fair as TV cameras follow the on-field action. Source: Donall Farmer/INPHOBray Wanderers boss Alan Matthews did his own surgery on his team as well as he responded to last weekend’s heavy defeat away to Derry by handing debuts to Joe Gorman and Michael Barker, the latter completing his transfer from UCD to Bray during the week, to bolster one of the worst defences in the league.It was the home side who started the brightest, nearly taking the lead after 11 minutes when a Jake Kelly free kick found Isamhil Akinade in the box but the striker could not find his feet quick enough to get a shot off, that danger was quickly cleared by the Rovers defence.The home side were handed another golden chance to go ahead minutes later when Dave Cassidy robbed Conor Kenna, passed to Kelly but the resulting shot sailed wide of the post in a worrying run of events for the visiting support.last_img read more

High wind advisory goes into effect Tuesday night for Vancouver Camas

first_imgA wind advisory will be in effect starting midnight Tuesday for the greater Vancouver area and nearby communities due to forecasted winds of 25 to 35 mph, according to the National Weather Service in Portland.The advisory will remain in place until 6 p.m. Thursday, with gusts of up to 50 mph expected to impact the eastern portions of Vancouver and Portland, and the cites of Camas, Washougal, Gresham, Ore., and Troutdale, Ore., the weather service said.“This is expected to be the strongest east wind event so far this winter season. As a result, there is an increased risk of downed trees and power lines, as well as scattered power outages.” the weather service said.A high pressure system building east of the Cascade Range is sending winds through the Columbia River Gorge, an event that generally occurs several times from fall to spring, said weather service hydrologist Andy Bryant.“We’ll get those east winds through most of the week. The strongest will be over the next couple days,” Bryant said.Winds like those predicted can cause minor property damage without preparation, the advisory warns. The most basic measure people can take is securing loose items such as gutter extensions and outdoor window shutters. The weather service also advised drivers in high-profile vehicles — SUVs, vans, trucks — to use caution until the winds subside.last_img read more

Vancouver Mall movie theater reopens as AMC

first_imgThe signs above the upper and lower entrances still say Cinetopia, but posters and TV screens throughout the lobby make it clear that the Vancouver Mall movie theater is now the AMC Vancouver Mall 23.The theater reopened Friday evening following a three-day closure leading up to the announcement May 23 that AMC, the largest movie theater chain in the world, had acquired Cinetopia.The three other Cinetopia theaters — one near Mill Plain Boulevard in Vancouver, one at the Progress Ridge shopping center in Beaverton, Ore., and one at the Prairiefire shopping center in Overland Park, Kans. — also closed last week.The Mill Plain theater is scheduled to reopen Thursday, according to an AMC representative, followed by the Progress Ridge location on Friday.The acquisition came at the end of a yearlong legal battle in which Cinetopia accused AMC of blocking smaller theaters’ access to big release movies by threatening to withhold the blockbusters from its own screens unless the studios agreed to not license them to nearby competitors.Cinetopia founder Rudyard Coltman told The Columbian last week that the case had been settled. A federal court filing on Tuesday confirmed AMC and Cinetopia agreed to dismiss the case, with both companies paying their own attorneys’ fees.last_img read more

Police search for missing elderly man in SW MiamiDade

first_imgSOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – Police are searching for a missing elderly man from Southwest Miami-Dade.A search is underway for 76-year-old Benito Valdes. Valdes was last seen Monday, when he left his residence, located on 17200 block of Southwest 248th Street in a 2013 White Mercedes Benz C320, with the Florida Tag X478CV.Valdes is bald with brown eyes and stands 5 feet and 9 inches. He was last seen wearing a camouflage jacket, blue jeans and brown boots.If you have any information on this Valdes’ whereabouts, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Captain Marvel merchandise isnt kitten around with Goose and Carol

first_img Amazon Watch out: $40 Goose, who reportedly is not your normal cat (no spoilers beyond that), appears on a cute Funko Pop keychain. Maybe the furball will use its powers to help you remember where you parked. What time is it? Time to go back to the ’90s, when Captain Marvel is set.  Through superhero eyes: $85 Hot Topic Brie Larson may be the star of Captain Marvel, which opened Friday and is already raking in the bucks. But the cat she stars with, dubbed Goose in the superhero film, is a cute furry presence in much of the movie merchandise. Here are some fun finds that will keep Captain Marvel in your life long after the postcredit scenes roll. Disclosure: CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of products featured on this page. Blast of power: $15 Marvel-ous purse: $39 Cap it off: $34 Hot Topic Tags Crazy cat lady: $24 Diff Eyewear Toys and Tabletop Games There are plenty of Captain Marvel-themed dresses, from kiddie costumes to sexier fare, but this halter-neck offering is a favorite. Now ear this: $11 See at Hot Topic New Era ShopDisney The write stuff: $15 Dress-up days: $128 Share your voice See at Hot Topic See at Shop Disney Captain Marvel is a bit confused by headgear with logos or wording on it, but what does she know? This is a pretty cool hat.  Rub your hand down the image on the cover of this journal and the sparkly reversible sequins flip from blue, gold and red to teal, black and silver. Brie Larson’s character wears a faded Nine Inch Nails shirt in the 1990s-set film, and this subtle shirt has that same well-worn, well-loved look. See at Shop Disney Snazzy high-tops like these will help you rule the playground, the basketball court, or just the mall.  See at Amazon Fur-ocious: $20 See at Amazon Key to the film: $8 ’90s style: $22 Amazon See at New Era Goose isn’t the only Captain Marvel character to get the Funko treatment. Here, Carol Danvers zooms off into the distance on her motorcycle.  Get your motor running: $20 See at Target Goose is also an accessory to this 11.5-inch action figure, fitting right in Carol Danvers’ backpack.  0 Solemate: $30 Post a comment Hot Topic Amazon It’s not exactly Hulk Hands, but Captain Marvel’s ability to shoot photon blasts from her clenched fists gets honored in this cool Photon Power FX Glove, which features light and sound effects. See at SuperHeroStuff.com See at Amazon A stuffed version of Goose looks like a real softie. Target 17 Photos See the world through Captain Marvel-colored aviator sunglasses.  Shop Disney See at Shop Disney Shop Disney Change your Captain Marvel-style earrings on a daily basis with this five-pack.  An infinity of bizarre Avengers products See at Amazon This Captain Marvel-styled crossbody bag doesn’t bray out the character’s name or face, but it uses the stylish star logo to smart effect. Amazon See at Diff Eyewear See at Hot Topic SuperHeroStuff.com Women of Marvel Captain Marvel Marvellast_img read more

You can build a good reputation for your business through digital marketing

first_imgJitesh TilwaniPR HandoutDigital Advertising can turn business fortunes from Zero to millions and billions too based on the efforts. But for that, you need an expert who understands the concept of business and applies his/her tactics to take clients business or individual popularity to a distinct level.We have heard about Neil Patel, Rand Fishkin and many ultra mind influencers who are changing the world with their skills and magic work of Digital Marketing.Jitesh Tilwani a Software Developer by profession and a digital marketer by Interest is changing the rules of Advertising and Marketing digitally. When asked about how it all started, he replied, “I never thought of this that I need to try one thing like this and enter this field of advertising and promoting, back in the college days I was running one blog which was related to entertainment so I interviewed few Youtuber’s and celebrities.Jitesh Tilwani adds, “I never thought about earning from that I just used to do it for my Interest but after few months the media agencies got in touch with me and they offered a good price for advertising for their clients. Then I thought how to increase this business and how powerful the digital advertising is.”Jitesh continues, “According to me digital marketing gives a wide exposure to a business as compared to traditional offline channels. All you need to do is to insert a social media plug-in in your online website manifesting your online visibility with Facebook likes or Twitter shares etc. Further you need to keep updating your promotions through product news, discounts, upcoming items etc.”He concludes, “You will surely feel astonished with the outcomes. You can build a good reputation with a fast pace through digital marketing. It offers you a platform to communicate and interact with your customers through your website, e-mail, various social media channels. This way you ought to build a long-lasting bonding by answering their doubts and queries eventually getting a good reputation.”At present Jitesh is the owner of ‘Examplad Media & Advertising’ which is his own firm providing clients the service of digital marketing and advertising. He will surely make name count in the top list of digital advertising/marketing experts and influencers.last_img read more

Independence Day Vladimir Putin extends greetings to PM Modi President Kovind

first_imgLucknow: Children holding National Flags celebrate Independence Day, in Lucknow on Aug 14, 2019.IANSIndia is celebrating its 73rd Independence Day on Thursday, August 15 and Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the nation from the Red Fort in New Delhi at 7 am.The hoisting of the flag will be held at 7.30 am followed by the national anthem and a 21-cannon grand salute as a respect to the freedom fighters. On the occasion of Independence Day, PM Narendra Modi will deliver his sixth speech as head of the nation. The Prime Minister has also appealed to the people to provide valuable suggestions for his Independence Day speech using the NaMo App.Security has been tightened in the national capital and surrounding borders due to the recent dissolution of Article 370 from the state of Jammu and Kashmir (giving special status to the state).The Government of India has also organised a poster designing competition based on the theme “Changing Face of India-Independence Day 2019” as part of the Independence Day celebrations.The Indian Air Force (IAF) pilot, Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman will be conferred with the Vir Chakra (Indian gallantry award) on Independence Day for his brave heroic episode with the Pakistani forces. Abhinandan was captured on February 27, by the Pakistan army while ejecting from his MiG21 fighter jet during aerial combat as retaliation to Pulwama terror attack.last_img read more

Netflix Price Hikes Will Hit Some US Subscribers Soon

first_imgThis is hurting me that you keep raising the prices. I don’t want to leave @netflix but keep this up and I will. #seriously #NotWorthIt pic.twitter.com/Hx6wA7OgzX— Katelynn Polak (@Kate9801) April 3, 2019 Netflix raising prices again? Really? This is a long way from $9.99 a month. pic.twitter.com/BydRhW7TEs— SamZee (@SamZComedy) March 31, 2019Even though Netflix had a successful Academy Awards season, the streaming service might have some new competition this year. In March, Apple revealed TV+, its new streaming service that will feature original flicks, including a drama starring Jennifer Aniston, Steve Carell, and Reese Witherspoon, and two docu-series from Oprah Winfrey. Apple didn’t disclose any details on pricing yet.More on Geek.com:Netflix Is Raising Its US Subscription Plan PricesDOJ: Banning Netflix From Oscars May Violate Antitrust LawNetflix Experimenting With Different ‘Love, Death & Robots’ Episode Lineups If you’re a Netflix subscriber in the U.S., you will be paying more to watch your favorite movies and TV shows soon. This week, the streaming service emailed U.S. subscribers about a price hike that will begin in their next billing cycle.In January, Netflix initially announced the subscription price hikes, and at the time, it said that this move would bring more films and TV shows to its platform, CNN reported. Some Netflix subscribers might already be paying more for the streaming service though: The company started carrying out the price increases over the past few months, depending on subscribers’ billing cycle activity.The email sent to Netflix subscribers said each subscription plan in the U.S. will cost between $1 to $2 more per month. The basic plan will increase from $8 to $9 per month, the standard plan will go up from $11 to $13 per month, and the premium plan price will increase from $14 to $16 per month.Netflix subscribers had mixed reactions on the subscription price hikes, with some not caring about the slight increase and others stating that they’re not happy with it.Netflix: we are going to raise your pricesMe: what that…. Ummm, it’s OK pic.twitter.com/tx3Kl4WGrq— Eddie De La Cruz (@EdrizioCruz) March 30, 2019 What to Stream on Netflix This Weekend11 Other Old-School Nick Shows That Should Get Netflix Movies Stay on targetlast_img read more

Key Management Market Key Player Analysis By Ciphercloud Gemalto Google Ibm

first_imgBigmarketresearch.com has added the addition of the ‘Global Key Management Market’ The report focuses on global major leading players with information such as company profiles, product picture and specification.Global Key Management Market to reach USD 3989 Million by 2025. Global Key Management Market valued approximately USD 930 Million in 2017 is anticipated to grow with a healthy growth rate of more than 20.2 % over the forecast period 2018-2025. The market growth is primarily driven by increasing concerns related to data security and increasing need to improve operational efficiency and security. However, Lack of skilled professionals and awareness hampers the market growth. Generally, key refers to the production, the life is applied to all kinds of encryption technology, to personal information to provide effective supervision, business secrets, key management is referring to the behavior of the key management, such as encryption, decryption, crack, etc. Database encryption application is expected to have the largest market size during the forecast period.Request a sample of this report at: https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/request-sample/2843656/?utm_source=HTN&utm_medium=SHASHIThe regional analysis of Global Key Management Market is considered for the key regions such as Asia Pacific, North America, Europe, Latin America and Rest of the World. North America has the highest adoption of the key management service due to presence of highly digitalized banking sector in the region. Asia Pacific region is expected to have a high demand for key management service attributed to rapid growth of cashless payment system in the region.The objective of the study is to define market sizes of different segments & countries in recent years and to forecast the values to the coming eight years. The report is designed to incorporate both qualitative and quantitative aspects of the industry within each of the regions and countries involved in the study. Furthermore, the report also caters the detailed information about the crucial aspects such as driving factors & challenges which will define the future growth of the market. Additionally, the report shall also incorporate available opportunities in micro markets for stakeholders to invest along with the detailed analysis of competitive landscape and product offerings of key players. The detailed segments and sub-segment of the market are explained below:Competitive Outlook and Trend AnalysisRequest a discount of this report at: https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/request-for-discount/2843656/?utm_source=HTN&utm_medium=SHASHIThe industry is seeming to be fairly competitive. Some of the leading market players include Ciphercloud, Gemalto, Google, Ibm, Thales E-Security, Box, Egnyte, Keynexus, Sepior and so on. Acquisitions and effective mergers are some of the strategies adopted by the key manufacturers. New product launches and continuous technological innovations are the key strategies adopted by the major players.By Type:Special ServiceManagement ServicesBy Application:MedicalGovernmentAerospaceRetailEnergyManufacturingOthersRegions: North America: U.S., Canada, Europe, UK, Germany.Asia Pacific: China, India, Japan. Latin America: Brazil, MexicoRest of the WorldTarget Audience of the Key Management Market Study:Key Consulting Companies & AdvisorsLarge, medium-sized, and small enterprisesVenture capitalistsValue-Added Resellers (VARs)Third-party knowledge providersInvestment bankersInvestorsEnquire about this report @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/purchase-enquiry/2843656/?utm_source=HTN&utm_medium=SHASHIAbout Us:Big Market Research has a range of research reports from various publishers across the world. Our database of reports of various market categories and sub-categories would help to find the exact report you may be looking for.We are instrumental in providing quantitative and qualitative insights on your area of interest by bringing reports from various publishers at one place to save your time and money. A lot of organizations across the world are gaining profits and great benefits from information gained through reports sourced by us.Contact us: 5933 NE Win Sivers Drive, #205, Portland,OR 97220 United StatesDirect: +1-971-202-1575Toll Free: +1-800-910-6452E-mail help@bigmarketresearch.com Global Key Management Marketlast_img read more

Notice No snow has fallen at Van Reenen

first_imgThe image above has been circulating on social media platforms.This has led many to believe that it is currently snowing at Van Reenen. This is not the case.The article was written in July 2016 and the photo is of snow at Van Reenen in 2012.Read also: Snow warning: Drakensberg sees light snowfall todayAlso read: Snow warning: Snow continues to fallRoad Traffic Inspectorate (RTI) has indicated that there is no snow at Van Reenen and all routes are open.However, though there is no snow at Van Reenen, snow has fallen in the Eastern Cape over places like Hogsback, the Amatola Mountains and possibly even as far inland as the Sneeuberge outside Graaff-Reinet. Snow began falling in the north of Lesotho in the Maluti Mountains (Afriski area) during the early hours of yesterday (Thursday) morning.By sunrise yesterday, light snow fell across the Drakensberg from the north to the south, mainly on the Lesotho side.Visit our website for the latest and reliable news: Ladysmith GazetteClick to receive news links via WhatsApp. Or  for the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there! WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite last_img read more

Río Torres festival aims to help clean up one of San Josés

first_imgThe state of Río Torres, which runs through nine cantons in the San José metropolitan area, is deplorable. Not only are fecal matter and trash found in the river, but also toxic substances such as mercury and oil. It’s hard to imagine any living organism surviving in the rushing water, but believe it or not, people still bathe in the river.This Saturday, a group of San José residents concerned about the river’s pollution will hold the first Festival del Río Torres y Sonrío, sponsored by the Asociación Amigos del Torres Riverwalk Costa Rica. The association hopes to save Río Torres through a public and private alliance.The source of Río Torres is located in San Rafael de Montes de Oca. The river runs 26 kilometers before emptying into Río Virilla near La Carpio.Alonso Briceño, an architect and one of the organizers of the river festival, told The Tico Times that the goal of the Asociación Amigos del Torres Riverwalk Costa Rica is to clean up and recover Río Torres as an urban, public space by creating parks along its banks.“More than anything else, we hope to recover the river and convert it into a collective space for the democratic access of the entire urban population,” said Briceño, also a founder of the initiative Río Urbano.The idea to organize the association came from Ernesto Arias, director of the University of Costa Rica’s Greater Metropolitan Area Urban Observatory.“Arias promoted that initial dream that the Río Torres has great potential for urban ecotourism, but we haven’t managed to take advantage [of that potential]. Arias grew up along the river in Barrio Amón,” Briceño said. High levels of fecal matter, trash and toxic substances such as mercury are all found in Río Torres. Alberto Font/The Tico TimesThis Saturday’s date was selected to mark World Rivers Day, which takes place every year on the last Sunday of September.Other event sponsors include the Asociación Parque Polideportivo Aranjuez, ChepeCletas, Feria Verde de Aranjuez, FOCUS Taller Arquitectura Experimental, Pausa Urbana and Río Urbano.The festival will take place around Aranjuez’s well-known Feria Verde, and will include a series of artistic, environmental and recreational activities. Organizers hope to promote awareness among the community about the importance of cleaning up Costa Rica’s polluted urban rivers.Briceño said the festival includes discussions, children’s workshops, artistic activities and a river walk to clean up trash.San José municipal officials will hold a discussion about the Inter-Urban Río Torres Corridor. Several artists will create works inspired by a “clean and healthy river,” and there also will be “living art” for participants who want to help create murals.Volunteers organized by the Asociación Terra Nostra also will clean up trash along the riverbank. Bicycle advocacy group Chepecletas is organizing a bicycle trek that leaves from Parque España, crosses Barrio Amón and then arrives at the old Tournón coffee processing plant, near the Labor Ministry. They then will head to the Mariposario Spirogyra, a butterfly farm in San Francisco de Goicoechea, near the El Pueblo Commercial Center.“Part of that property [the butterfly farm] conserves an important area of secondary forest. It shows a very different image of what could be for an urban river,” Briceño said.In San José, it is common to hear stories that describe how residents 50 years ago would swim and fish in Río Torres and other idyllic river pools, such as María Aguilar and El Virilla. Today, all three of those rivers are highly polluted. Untreated runoff from businesses and homes and untreated sewage are the leading causes of pollution in San José’s Río Torres. Alberto Font/The Tico TimesAnother festival activity is organized by Pausa Urbana and will invite older generations of Costa Ricans to share their memories of the river. Historical photographs of the river will be displayed, and there will be an open mic for anyone wishing to participate.In November 2012, rafting company Ríos Tropicales, members of Costa Rica’s ecological Blue Flag program, and technicians from the Water and Sewer Institute rafted down the Río Torres in San José, taking water samples along the way.According to a lab analysis, Río Torres had up to 17 million fecal coliform colonies per 100 mL of water in just a 2-kilometer stretch. A clean river would have less than 1,000, and normal metropolitan rivers have up to 5,000.A November 2013 air and water quality study by the National University determined that untreated runoff from businesses and homes and untreated sewage are two of the leading causes of pollution in San José’s rivers.•What: “Festival del Río Torres Río y Sonrío”Where: Río Torres, Feria Verde de Aranjuez, Parque Polideportivo Aranjuez, Barrio Aranjuez, Parque España.When: Saturday, Sept. 27, 7 a.m.-1 p.m.More Info: https://www.facebook.com/AmigosDelTorres Facebook Comments Related posts:Filmmaker visits Costa Rica, screens bee documentary Sea Shepherd publishes vegan cookbook To help save Costa Rican rivers, head to a picnic National river-picnic events cancelled due to heavy rainslast_img read more

Sofitels Pacific Hotels Dominate HM Awards for 2012

first_imgSource = Sofitel, World Class Hotels & French Elegance Seven Sofitel hotels throughout the Pacific region were recognised at the recent Hotel Management Awards, with Sofitel Queenstown Hotel & Spa taking out the prize for Best New Zealand Hotel, Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach & Private Island taking out the award for Best French Polynesian Hotel and Claude Stein winning the Award for Best Food & Beverage Associate of the Year for the Sofitel Sydney Wentworth. Sofitel Queenstown General Manager Vincent Macquet said he was delighted his hotel was recognised as the best in the country, especially following a recent multi-million dollar renovation and the addition of an exclusive conference suite.  “Sofitel Queenstown, while enjoying global branding, remains a very special boutique hotel that exudes style and sophistication on every level so to be recognised amongst the best in New Zealand is a real honour,” he said.Other Sofitels recognised for their excellence were the Sofitel Melbourne on Collins which was Highly Commended as Best Business Hotel of the Year and Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa which was Highly Commended for Best Fijian Property of the Year. Meanwhile Wouter De Graaf of Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour was Highly Commended as New Zealand GM of the Year and Alan Wallbanks of Sofitel Gold Coast Broadbeach was Highly Commended for Engineer of the Year.“We are very proud that seven Sofitels from the Pacific region were recognised in the HM Awards this year,” said Ian Alexandre, Sofitel’s Vice President Pacific. “Awards like these are a testament to the passion and commitment of our Ambassadors to deliver the best possible service standards to our guests.”last_img read more