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Judge to rule Feb 8 whether Quebec mosque killer gets 150year sentence

first_imgQUEBEC — The man who killed six people inside a Quebec City mosque last year will learn Feb. 8 whether he spends the rest of his life behind bars.Quebec Superior Court Justice Francois Huot announced the date for Alexandre Bissonnette’s sentencing at a court hearing this morning.The Crown is asking that Bissonnette receive six consecutive life sentences, meaning he would not be eligible for parole before serving 150 years in prison.The defence has argued the sentences should be served concurrently, meaning the killer, 28, could be paroled after 25 years.Bissonnette pleaded guilty in March to six charges of first-degree murder and six of attempted murder after he walked into a mosque in the provincial capital in January 2017 and opened fire.A sentencing hearing was held in June, and a decision was originally expected in October. But Huot requested additional information on the constitutionality of consecutive life sentences.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Kirk Douglas Honors Nick Cannon At LA Mission Gala

first_imgThe Los Angeles Mission honored two individuals Tuesday at its annual Legacy of Vision Gala.Nick Cannon With Kirk and Anne DouglasCredit/Copyright: LA MissionEntertainer Nick Cannon was honored by Kirk and Anne Douglas with the “Anne Douglas Center for Woman Award” for his “Vision, leadership and commitment” to human dignity and personal achievement. And long-time Mission volunteer Judy Bork received the “Legacy of Vision” award for her commitment and support.“We honored two very dedicated and deserving persons,” said Herb Smith, President of the Los Angeles Mission. “Both Nick and Judy have made it possible for the Mission and so many other charities to serve the LA community. We appreciate those who give time, who help highlight the issues facing the homeless today and who support the work we and others do every day.”When Judy Bork volunteered at the Los Angeles Mission, she went all out. And among the beneficiaries was David Thomas – at the time homeless and participant in the Mission’s long-term rehab program. Thomas couldn‚Äôt read, and Bork took the time, dedication and patience to teach him. The result for Thomas was a life restored. For Bork it was another quiet but significant impact on the lives of the hurting in her 20-plus years of volunteering. Today Thomas is the Assistant Food Service Manager at the Los Angeles Mission. He went from his Mission graduation to the Culinary Arts Institute, and then back to preparing 1,500 meals a day for the homeless.“God gave me a heart for the poor,” said Bork on receiving her recognition. “For the past 20 years I have developed a passion for working the poor and disadvantaged, and have volunteered with several agencies. I love working with those who are allowing the Lord to reconstruct their lives at the Los Angeles Mission and other organizations locally and internationally.”Cannon was the host of the evening’s program, but that changed when Kirk and Anne Douglas came onto the stage and presented him with his Tiffany and Company-designed award for service to the community.“It was very humbling to have the honor of meeting and being presented with an award by the legendary Kirk Douglas” said Cannon. “This was a very special and proud moment for me, and I appreciate the Douglases and the Los Angeles Mission for allowing me to be a part of their prestigious event. I look forward to continuing my work with them to help fight hunger and homelessness.”Last year at the Gala, Kirk Douglas surprised his wife with a $5-million pledge to the Mission in her honor. The donation was a doubling of his gift announced earlier in 2012. The $10-Million total gift is pledged over the next two decades.Several Mission graduates spoke with guests during the reception time prior to the dinner, and appeared on stage during the event to talk about their experiences.Diane Morales talked about creating the Anne Douglas Center’s eBay site, and her desire to continue her education. “After I finish school, I plan on pursuing a career in the IT field,” Morales said. Her husband, Javier Morales came to the Mission together to rebuild their lives. They were married after their 2010 Mission graduation. Javier has been working in the Mission’s maintenance department, and plans to pursue a career as an electrician.Shannon Schumaker graduated in 2009, and works with the homeless at the Weingart Center, a Skid Row area service provider. She is working toward an Associate Degree in college currently, with the goal of completing college to work in community development. “The Los Angeles mission gave me hope that relit my fire and spark for life,” Schumaker said.Also on hand was 2011 graduate Juan Johnson, currently working as night manager at Fresco Market. His goal is to move up in the company and become a store manager.The ballroom of the Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills was transformed to accommodate the dozens of tables donors purchased for the fundraiser. Guests showed up to support the Douglas‚Äô and to show their financial support for the Skid Row community served by the Mission. There was a silent auction started on site. Bids can still be entered until Tuesday October 15, 2013 here.The event included a culinary extravaganza by Chef Ashley James, executive chef of the Four Seasons, who prepared menus for both the reception and the dinner. “Through food, passion and sharing we can change the world, just as Los Angeles Mission has been doing for so many years,” said Chef James. “Its a huge honor to be part of this amazing event, inspiring future hope, as everyone deserves to be treated like a star once in a while.”Presenting entertainment for the evening was the Rat Pack Band, who paid tribute to the music and comedy of the Frank Sinatra-led Rat Pack.Sponsors for the event included the John W. Carson Foundation, City National Bank, BET and Northbound.Los Angeles Mission was established in 1936 as a soup kitchen and Christian outreach to homeless men on Skid Row. During the depression years, homeless and unemployed men struggled on the streets of cities across America. Soup kitchens were started and bread lines were formed, often supported by religious and civic groups to provide food to the needy. The Los Angeles Mission started in just this manner.Several decades later, in the mid 1980’s, it was clear that the needs of the homeless overwhelmed the capacity of Mission’s original Los Angeles Street building, and the organization set out to expand. Vacant property at the corner of 5th and Wall Street was purchased and the present facility was built. It was dedicated in 1992.With that new facility, the Mission was the first in Lost Angeles to establish a dedicated women’s center – The Anne Douglas Center for Women – a long-term residential rehabilitation facility endowed by Kirk and Anne Douglas. It was a tour of the old Mission by the Douglases and the realization by Anne that there was no place for women that led to her passion to help the women. The doors to a new facility for women opened in February 1992.For more than 75 years, the Los Angeles Mission has served homeless and hurting men and women of downtown Los Angeles, providing emergency services such as shelter, food and clothing. In addition, the Los Angeles Mission also offers long-term residential rehabilitation programs, including education, job training, transitional housing and counseling.last_img read more

Miss Universe Organization Partners With Smile Train

first_imgThe Miss Universe Organization and Smile Train, the world’s largest cleft charity, have announced a new charitable partnership to help raise awareness of the issues faced by children living with unrepaired clefts in the developing world.The new relationship will provide opportunities for the reigning Miss Universe and international titleholders to get involved with Smile Train’s global initiatives in the 85+ countries where the charity helps children.“We truly believe in what Smile Train represents – hope, joy, perseverance and transformation,” said Paula M. Shugart, President of The Miss Universe Organization. “We are extremely proud to work with an organization that is committed to delivering a positive impact to the communities in which we work, and are steadfast in our commitment to help support their efforts and long-term sustainability.”Millions of children in developing countries with unrepaired clefts live in shame, but more importantly, have difficulty eating, breathing and speaking. Cleft repair surgery is simple, and the transformation is immediate. Smile Train’s sustainable model provides training and funding to empower local doctors in the developing world to provide 100%-free cleft repair surgery in their own communities. Since its founding in 1999, Smile Train has provided more than one million cleft repair surgeries across the world.“We are honored to be a new official charity partner of The Miss Universe Organization to raise awareness for the vital cause of cleft lip and palate repair and related treatment,” said Susannah Schaefer, CEO, Smile Train. “We hope that this relationship will help us mobilize supporters, both new and old, by leveraging The Miss Universe Organization’s incredible voice and helping to transform lives in the process.”The partnership will amplify a shared set of core values, centered on the organizations’ global reach and commitment to empowering children to lead full, productive lives.To kick-off these efforts, Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach will have the opportunity to meet with Smile Train’s Country Director for the Philippines, Kimmy Flaviano, while she is visiting Manila next week. Wurtzbach will learn more about the organization’s efforts and Smile Train’s local partners who are on the ground helping cleft patients 365 days a year.“I look forward to my homecoming next week and helping to kick-off our organization’s new partnership with Smile Train,” said Wurtzbach. “As Miss Universe, I look forward to lending my voice and a helping hand to continue to raise awareness for children born with cleft lip and palate in the developing world, including my home country, the Philippines.”For more information about Smile Train’s global efforts and to make a donation, please visit smiletrain.org.last_img read more

First Nations chiefs contemplate breach of treaty declarations indefinite economic disruptions

first_imgBy Jorge Barrera APTN National NewsFirst Nations leaders have discussed plans to launch country-wide economic disruptions by the middle of January if Prime Minister Stephen Harper doesn’t agree to hunger-striking Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence’s demand for a treaty meeting, APTN National News has learned.During three days of meetings and teleconferences, chiefs from across the country discussed a plan setting Jan. 16 as the day to launch a campaign of indefinite economic disruptions, including railway and highway blockades, according to two chiefs who were involved in the talks who requested anonymity.“The people are restless, they are saying enough is enough,” said one chief, who was involved in the discussions. “Economic impacts are imminent if there is no response.”Chiefs were still finalizing details of their plans Monday evening and it remained unclear to what extent their discussed options would translate into the official position.Assembly of First Nations National Chief Shawn Atleo is expected to write Harper a letter outlining the chiefs’ position.Spence launched her hunger strike on Dec. 11 to force a meeting between Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Governor General David Johnston and First Nations leaders to discuss the state of the treaties. Spence said in a statement issued Monday that the aim of the meeting was to “re-establish” the treaty relationship and finally put First Nations people in their “rightful place back here in our homelands that we all call Canada.”The plan of action comes as the Idle No More movement continues to sweep across the country through round dances, rallies along with highway and rail blockades.The Tyendinaga Mohawks briefly blockaded a main CN rail line between Toronto and Montreal Sunday, stranding about 2,000 Via Rail passengers. The Mi’kmaq from the Listuguj First Nation, Que., continue to hold a rail blockade on a CN line along with members of the Aamjiwnaang First Nation who have shut a CN line in Sarnia, Ont. In British Columbia, the Seton Lake Indian Band ended a rail blockade on Sunday.How the chiefs’ action plan will mesh with the Idle No More movement remains to be seen. Idle No More organizers issued a statement Monday that distanced the movement from the chiefs.“The chiefs have called for action and anyone who chooses can join with them, however, this is not part of the Idle No More movement as the vision of this grassroots movement does not coincide with the visions of the leadership,” said the statement, posted on the Idle No More Facebook page. “While we appreciate the individual support we have received from chiefs and councillors, we have been given a clear mandate by the grassroots to work outside the systems of government and that is what we will continue to do.”One of the chiefs involved in action plan discussion said the leadership wanted to be sensitive to the grassroots-driven movement and make clear that their plans are being developed in support and as a response to Idle No More.“Chiefs are standing firm in support of Idle No More and grassroots citizens,” said the chief. “We now need to unify.”The meetings and teleconferences included between 50 to 60 chiefs from British Columbia to the Maritimes, according to the sources.During the discussions, some First Nations leaders suggested individual communities and treaty regions issue “breach of treaty” declarations beginning Jan. 1 and leading up to Jan. 16. Aside from blockades, chiefs discussed stepping up rallies at MP’s offices, continuing letter campaigns and launching Twitter bombs.“All we are doing is reasserting our own sovereign right and inherent right within this treaty,” said a second chief, who was also involved in the discussions. “The time has come that they need to see we are a sovereign entity, we have and always will be because of the relationship of treaty that was entered into by the Crown and numerous nations.”There are also plans to hold ceremonies and vigils in Ottawa between Jan. 10 and 13 in support of Spence, who entered into day 21 of her hunger strike on New Year’s Eve.“Those are going to be in response, either to a response from the prime minister, or to prepare for a potential and imminent impact on Canada’s economy as a result,” said one of the chiefs.The chief, however, stressed that the leadership is taking their direction from grassroots citizens who are tired of the state of things.“Our people are growing frustrated, they are tired of the impoverished conditions and mining companies coming to our treaty territories to take what is left,” said the chief. “What we are now seeing is our grassroots citizens are saying enough is enough.”jbarrera@aptn.ca@JorgeBarreralast_img read more

First Nation man in Manitoba told to lose NDN CAR licence plate

first_imgManitoba Public Insurance has revoked this ‘NDN CAR’ licence plate. (Submitted photo)Kathleen MartensAPTN NewsA Cree man from Manitoba is losing his personalized licence plate after someone complained it was “offensive.”Bruce Spence of Winnipeg obtained the “NDN CAR” vanity plate about seven years ago but Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI) is now revoking the plate.“Your slogan ‘NDN Car’ has been identified in our review as phrases or innuendoes that may be considered offensive,” the Crown corporation’s Licensing Services Department said in a February 7 letter to Spence.“As a result, it is now being recalled as it is prohibited, as per our guidelines.”Spence, who is a producer at APTN News, disagrees with that assessment.“I didn’t know how it could be offensive,” he said. “Everybody in Indian Country knows that song.”The licence plate is a nod to Spence’s heritage and “the Native American national anthem” – the Indian Cars song by Keith Secola and the Wild Band of Indians.“People ask for pictures of the car or with the car,” said Spence, noting he first had an “an Indian car” when he obtained the plate.“The bumper was taped up. The muffler was OK; it was old.”Spence has since updated his ride to a Toyoto Prius but said he still gets honks of appreciation.He has until February 21 to surrender the plate and accept a $100 refund for what he originally paid for it.A decision he called “heavy handed and unfair.”Watch Keith Secola perform Indian Cars on APTN. MPI said personalized plates can’t include any “profane, sexually suggestive, racial/ethnic slang, religious or alcohol/drug-related words, phrases or innuendoes that may be considered offensive, suggestive or discriminatory, promote violence, or contain political messages of any description, in any language.”MPI spokesman Brian Smiley said the corporation was reviewing personal plates after controversy erupted around another Winnipeg man’s Star Trek-inspired ‘ASIMIL8’ plate.He said MPI received complaints from Indigenous people who found the message offensive and the plate was revoked.Smiley said Nick Troller of Winnipeg, who had the vanity plate for two years, is now challenging MPI’s decision in court.A similar argument broke out in Nova Scotia after Lorne Grabher’s personalized licence plate, which reads “GRABHER,” was deemed offensive to women.And, in Saskatchewan, a man named Dave Assman was twice denied a vanity plate after Saskatchewan Government Insurance called his surname an “unacceptable slogan.”Smiley said NDN CAR could be derogatory – not complimentary – in some situations.“We’re trying to be fair on this but again we’re into a culture and a society now where sensitivity is at an all-time high, so we’re going to err on the side of caution on this stuff now.”Smiley said a committee helps set the guidelines but the final word belongs to the province’s registrar of motor vehicles.“The plates are owned by the province. If they want to call the plate back that is their right,” he said.“There really is no appeal system in place.”Spence, the son of an Indian residential school survivor, is disappointed in MPI’s decision in “this age of reconciliation.”He said “that settlers want to reconcile with us on their terms” yet he can’t express himself on a personal licence plate. kmartens@aptn.ca@katmartelast_img read more

Business report with Mike Eppel

Gas prices jumped Friday morning, senior business editor Mike Eppel explains. by News Staff Posted Jul 12, 2013 5:30 am MDT business report|gas prices|mike eppel Business report with Mike Eppel

Sam Bennetts twopoint performance leads Flames past Jets 63

CALGARY — Sam Bennett scored the go-ahead goal and added an assist as the Calgary Flames erupted for five first-period goals, then hung on for a 6-3 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Wednesday night.Dillon Dube, Matthew Tkachuk, Mark Jankowski, Johnny Gaudreau and Derek Ryan, with an empty netter, also scored for Calgary (13-8-1), which moved back into first place in the Pacific Division.Patrik Laine and Brandon Tanev scored for Winnipeg (12-6-2). The Jets have split the first two games of a four-game trip that continues Friday in Minnesota.The Flames are the fourth team in NHL history and first in nearly 30 years to score five or more goals in consecutive first periods. Calgary also scored five times against Vegas on Monday in a 7-2 win.The St. Louis Blues were the last team to do accomplish the feat back in November 1989.Tanev took advantage of poor defensive coverage and scored on his own rebound just 15 seconds into the game.Dube’s first NHL goal tied it up less than two minutes later. He finally ended his drought in his 17th game, firing a Jankowski centring pass behind Connor Hellebuyck.The Flames took the lead for good at 8:20 of the first when Bennett ripped a 25-foot wristshot into the top corner.Next shift out, Bennett combined with TJ Brodie to set up Tkachuk, whose shot leaked through Hellebuyck’s glove, making it 3-1 and ending the evening for the Jets goaltender, who exited after giving up three goals on nine shots.It was the first multi-point game of the season for Bennett, who is responding well after being promoted to the second line with Tkachuk and Mikael Backlund at the start of the homestand. Half of his eight points on the season have come in the past four games.Down 5-1, Winnipeg started to chip away at the lead, beginning with Laine’s one-timer with 14 seconds remaining in the second period.On a nearly identical-looking goal, only this time on the power play and off a set up by Dustin Byfuglien, Laine’s 13th of the season 6:17 into the third period drew the Jets to within two.Making his third straight start with struggling Mike Smith on the bench, David Rittich finished with 37 saves to improve to 8-1-0. He’s won five straight.Laurent Brossoit had 14 stops in relief of Hellebuyck. He took the loss to fall to 3-1-1.Notes: Flames forward Michael Frolik (lower body) was a scratch. He was replaced by Austin Czarnik… Calgary entered the night as the only NHL team with five players with 20+ points… For the Jets, it was just the second loss in their last 20 games against a Pacific Division opponent (15-2-3).Darren Haynes, The Canadian Press read more

Mother of 2 gets G150000 bail for dousing exlover with acid

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedMan remanded for allegedly dousing Ex – Lover with AcidMay 15, 2014In “Crime”Prime Minister’s son accused of dragging, beating woman; granted $150,000 bailMarch 3, 2014In “Crime”UPDATE: Woman brutally chopped by ex-husband recoveringAugust 13, 2016In “Crime” A mother of two was on Wednesday made to stand before the Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan after she allegedly doused her ex-lover with acid when she found him in bed with another woman.Lisa Fraser of Lot 241 West Ruimveldt, Georgetown, made her appearance at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts and was not allowed to plea to the indictable charge of attempted murder.The charge stated that on September 2, 2017, at Ruimveldt, Georgetown, she unlawfully and maliciously wounded Kellon Hinds with intent to murder him.Police Prosecutor Arvin Moore told the court that on the day in question, Fraser went to the home of her ex-lover but was angered when she met him with another woman.As such, she entered the man’s house, picked up the substance and doused him with it. Hinds was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) where he is presently hospitalised.The woman who was represented by Attorney Lyndon Amsterdam was granted bail in the sum of G$150,000 and was ordered to stay away from the witnesses in the matter.Fraser is scheduled to reappear in court on September 18. read more

Motherofsix faces prison not paying fine after failing to be assessed for

first_imgUpdated 11.09pmA MOTHER-OF-SIX IS facing a ten-day prison sentence after failing to pay a fine after she was not registered correctly to homeschool two of her children.Monica O’Connor from Carlow has homeschooled each of her children, but she did not apply for the necessary assessment to educate some of them.She, along with her husband Eddie O’Neill, were convicted of failing to send their children to school, but did not pay the fine.O’Connor was speaking to The Marian Finucane Show on RTÉ Radio 1 [starting at 22.40min]  this morning while waiting to be contacted by gardaí to make arrangements for her to serve the sentence in Mountjoy Prison.She said that parents are asked to prove that they can provide a certain minimum standard of education for their children, but questioned the need for this given Article 42 of the Constitution.This says that “the primary and natural educator of the child is the Family and guarantees to respect the inalienable right and duty of parents to provide, according to their means, for the religious and moral, intellectual, physical and social education of their children”.O’Connor argued that Irish law has “trampled on the rights of families to the extent where you must apply [to educate your child]“.The fact that you’re assessed for a constitutional right means you can be denied a constitutional right.She noted that she and her husband were properly assessed for and had taken in 22 foster children over the years.O’Connor said that the situation in Ireland with homeschooling is “a stick with no carrot”, claiming that it saves the State a “fortune” in capitation grants.Read: HSE cannot contact home-schooled girls to provide HPV vaccine >More: No Education Welfare Officers in Dublin 3, 5 or 17 >last_img read more

European Commission grants Greece 375 million euros in emergency refugee assistance

first_imgIn a statement, The European Commission (EC) said yesterday that an additional 37.5 million euros will be distributed to Greece in emergency assistance to improve migrant reception conditions at the country’s borders.Arrivals from Turkey to Greece continue by both sea and land, increasing migratory pressures for the crisis – and now fire-stricken – country.“Migration is a European challenge and we need a European solution, where no member-state is left alone,” European Migration Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos said.“Greece has been on the front-line since 2015 and while the situation has greatly improved since the EU-Turkey statement, we continue to assist the country with the challenges it is still facing,” he added reassuring that “the EC’s political, operational and financial support for Greece remains tangible and uninterrupted.”More specifically, the EU’s executive branch said that Greek authorities will receive 31.1 million euros to support the “provisional services” offered to migrants, which will include healthcare, interpretation and food.The funding is also destined to help improve the infrastructure of the Fylakio reception center in Evros, in northern Greece, one of the most burdened hot-spots having seen an unprecedented increase in arrivals from Turkey since the start of the year.In addition, migrant reception facilities in the Aegean islands and the mainland will also benefit from the funding with an extra 6.4 million euros being allocated to the International Organisation for Migration (IOM). Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Météo pendant que la France a froid la Suède et la Finlande

first_imgMétéo : pendant que la France a froid, la Suède et la Finlande prennent le soleilSi cette année nous ne sommes pas gâtés en France côté climat, il en est autrement au nord de l’Europe. En effet, les pays scandinaves jouissent actuellement d’un superbe 30°C à l’ombre.La plupart des pays d’Europe souffrent actuellement d’un hiver interminable et d’un printemps qui tarde à se manifester pour ne pas dire qu’il est carrément absent. On retrouve ainsi de la neige sur les plaines en Suisse tandis que des records de froid sont battus aux Pays-Bas. De même, la France comme l’Allemagne éprouvent un manque de soleil quasi chronique qui fait naitre quelques craintes quant à l’été qui approche. Et inutile d’aller chercher le soleil en Italie ou en Espagne, il n’y est pas non plus. Pourtant, aussi incongru que cela puisse paraître, il y a bien quelques pays où il est possible de profiter d’un temps superbe : la Suède, la Finlande et la Norvège ! En effet, alors que nous grelottons encore, la Laponie vient de battre des records de chaleur. La région, située dans l’extrême nord de l’Europe a atteint jeudi les 29 °C. En Norvège, l’institut météorologique national a même relevé un 29,1°C en fin d’après-midi à plus de 250 km au nord du Cercle polaire. Les Suédois, quant à eux, ont bénéficié de 28,7°C à Överkalix à environ 800 kilomètres au nord de Stockholm, selon l’institut de météorologie local (SMHI). Enfin, en Finlande, la ville d’Inari (1.000 km au nord d’Helsinki), a battu un record historique avec 28,9°C en ce mois de mai. “Cette situation est tout à fait exceptionnelle”, a déclaré le météorologiste Asko Hutila cité par l’AFP. Les médias suédois eux parlent déjà d’une canicule. Mais les habitants sont loin de se plaindre. “On va à la plage, dans les parcs” À lire aussiCanicule : Comment se protéger efficacement contre la chaleur ?Ainsi, Lissi Idrissi, professeur de français à Ohoulou dans le nord de la Finlande se réjouit, “Quand il fait plus de 28°C, on imagine qu’on est aux Canaries plutôt qu’en Finlande” explique-t-elle à RTL. “Tout de suite après le travail, on va à la plage, on va dans les parcs. On se met même en bikini. On est contents” raconte-t-elle. Toutefois, les Scandinaves devront rester prudents, dans les pays nordiques, la chaleur pourrait repartir aussi vite qu’elle est arrivée, d’après les spécialistes. On est cependant loin encore des records de chaleur en Scandinavie où la Finlande a connu 37,2°C, la Suède 38,0°C et la Norvège 35,6°C. En France, le record reste de 44,1°C.Le 31 mai 2013 à 17:28 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Hell Yeah Put Tom Hollands SpiderMan in Venom and Ruin the MCU

first_imgStay on target Sony Pictures CEO Says ‘Door Is Closed’ for Now on Spider-Man SplitMarvel Censors Criticism of America From Marvel Comics #1000 With the news that Sony is breaking up with Disney’s Marvel and taking Spider-Man out of the MCU along with them, we’re revisiting our pitch for the best, dumbest, most chaotic direction the studio should take its Spider franchise.It should come as no surprise, but 2018 is going to be chock full of superhero movies. In just one month we’re finally, hopefully, getting the Black Panther movie we deserve. Miles Morales stars in an animated Spider-Man movie this holiday. This summer sees the epic, climactic team-up that is Avengers: Infinity War. Fox is taking another crack at the most famous mutant storyline with X-Men: Dark Phoenix. The Wasp takes center stage in the Ant-Man sequel and DC will try to do right by Black Manta with the Aquaman movie.But arguably the most mysterious and inexplicable superhero movie on track for 2018 is the Venom movie. Coming this Halloween from director Ruben Fleischer, famous rapper Tom Hardy stars as the tongue-tastic symbiote villain in the first spin-off of Sony’s vague new Spider-Man side universe. I say vague because while all this is going on we also have a actual Spider-Man, now played by Tom Holland, appearing in the mainline Marvel Cinematic Universe movies including Infinity War.Ever since Marvel and Sony officially teamed up to co-produce Spider-Man: Homecoming together the relationship between these two companies and their #brands has always been strangely tense. It’s bad enough that audiences are expected to keep up with corporate asset ownership to make sense of summer blockbusters but now the corporations themselves can’t even keep the story straight. Amy Pascal will set right next to Kevin Feige in an interview, say that the Spider-Man spin-offs are “adjuncts” to the MCU, only for Feige to contradict her the next day.Well things are only going to get more confusing if the latest Venom rumors are true. Despite earlier claims that the rest of the Spider-Verse would be kept at arm’s length from anything MCU, reports are now saying that Tom Holland’s Spider-Man will appear, however briefly, in the Venom movie. This may upset some purists, but I say bring it on.First off, how weird would it be for Spider-Man to not be in a Venom movie? There are some interesting solo Venom storylines. Apparently the film is taking inspiration from the Lethal Protector anti-hero arc. But Venom is a Spider-Man villain. He literally looks like Spider-Man but a gooey black monster. So of course Spider-Man should show up. Don’t pretend this is some wholly independent thing.However, Tom Holland swinging into Venom also entertains the part of me that just wants to see the world burn, or at least the MCU world. Feige and friends have spent a decade building and maintaining this meticulous comic book universe with its own set continuity. They have specific plans they stick to and aren’t afraid to alienate artists when their vision gets in the way. And so far fans love it. They love it so much they want all the Marvel characters not under Disney’s control (which is now maybe none of them thanks to the Fox buyout) to come back home regardless of monopolies.Tom Hardy and Director Ruben Fleischer welcome you to the set of #Venom. pic.twitter.com/4cxyDN8FpQ— Venom Movie (@VenomMovie) January 11, 2018The delicious irony then is that by bringing Spider-Man back into the fold, arguably the most beloved Marvel character has become a Trojan horse for Sony to taint the MCU with their greedy spin-offs. A Trojan horse produced and piloted by a vengeful Avi Arad, of course. Fitting that this is first happening with a nemesis that’s a twisted corruption of a cherished hero.There’s no way Feige is paying attention to the Venom movie or thinking of ways to include Carnage in the next Avengers plot. But if Sony lets Tom Holland be in Venom, which they can do since they still have some say over the character, then all of a sudden their questionable takes on Venom and Carnage and Silver Sable and Black Cat and whatever other D-list Spider-Man characters suddenly exist alongside Cap, Iron, Thor, and all the rest.You can dismiss these films as non-canon, separate from the “real” MCU, but then that forces you to confront the fact that none of this is real, and the MCU so far has depended on maintaining that illusion of continuity.We’ve already seen a version of this dilemma play out on television. Since TV is the domain of awful Marvel boss Ike Perlmutter and not Kevin Feige, the MCU TV shows all feel like estranged, lusty cousins to the movies. Part of this is TV’s different production schedule. But it’s just weird how in, say, The Punisher the military doesn’t seem to be acting that differently even though crazy alien super weapons exist in this world. People call Hulk “The Green Guy” as if they are forbidden from saying anything else.The more TV shows there are that presumably take place in the Marvel universe, from Runaways to Secret Warriors to Cloak & Dagger to Inhumans (ha), the more awkward it becomes when these shows pretend as if the Avengers movies are something that happens on the other side of the galaxy (even if that is technically true in Infinity War). Tom Holland’s Spider-Man potentially appearing in Venom will just blow this dork problem up on the big screen.Right now Tom Holland showing up in Venom is still just a rumor or questionable set photo. This may all be baseless speculation. But if it’s true, the ironclad Marvel Cinematic Universe may soon have a fly, or villainous spider-themed symbiote, in its nerd ointment. I can’t wait.last_img read more

Hasenhuttl calls for hard work after Cardiff defeat

first_imgSouthampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl has called on his side to “start working hard” after they lost 1-0 to Cardiff City on Saturday.Hasenhuttl was appointed manager last week Wednesday after Mark Hughes was sacked and the Austrian coach took charge of his first game as they visited Cardiff City.But it was a disappointing start to life in the Premier League for the former RB Leipzig manager as Cardiff defender Callum Paterson scored the only goal of the game to condemn Southampton to their seventh defeat in 12 Premier League games.“We start working hard now,” Hasenhuttl told Sky Sports.Solskjaer slams Man United’s draw: “We should have won” Andrew Smyth – August 31, 2019 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was left to rue another missed opportunity as Manchester United were held to a 1-1 draw against 10-man Southampton.“I’ve seen a few good things from my team but also in the last period we made too many horrible mistakes today against a team that is also near us [in the table] so it’s a pity [we dropped points].“Now we look forward to this next home game against Arsenal. We have a few sessions now. We know that it is hard and we have a long way to go in an intensive time for us.“I saw the guys sitting in the dressing room with their heads down and I told them I understand they’re frustrated, but it’s all about work and staying together. Now we must make the next step in our development.”last_img read more

Jurgen Klopp Dyche clash over Gomez injury

first_imgLiverpool manager Jurgen Klopp and Burnley counterpart Sean Dyche clash on the touchline following Joe Gomez injury during Burnley’s loss to the Reds.Klopp had a heated exchange with Dyche at full-time after Liverpool’s 3-1 win over Burnley at Turf Moor, with both managers later moving to play down the incident.However, the Liverpool boss says he was incited by the nature of the home team’s tackling, claiming referee Stuart Attwell should have done more to curb their aggression.Liverpool defender Joe Gomez was tackled aggressively by Robbie Brady before a strong Ben Mee challenge saw the England international hurdle off the pitch, before being stretched off midway through the first half.Klopp said, according to Daily Mail:“I said to the referee after the first sliding tackle (made) over six or seven yards, when he got the ball and everyone liked it: “Please, tell them they cannot do that.”divock origi, liverpoolReport: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…“It wasn’t a foul but they cannot do that. It’s like bowling because then four or five times it happened. Joe is injured and probably not only a little bit.”Liverpool experienced power failure inside their dressing room before the start of the game and were left anxious by of some tackles they faced throughout the whole game.“Aggression is a part of football but be careful,” Klopp added. “Sliding over six or seven yards: these times are over. Usually someone will not let you do that.“We all want to win and you can choose different ways but someone needs to say: ‘Stop doing that’. Make two more steps and then you are in a normal challenge.”“Don’t go five yards before you see the player when the grass is wet. It’s unlucky what happened to Joe but the referees have to make sure it doesn’t happen consistently. That’s not how it should be.”last_img read more

Sands Chinas Cotai Strip properties all up in 1Q19 on good luck

first_img Lack of premium mass strategy begs questions of SJM’s Grand Lisboa Palace launch: analysts Las Vegas Sands (LVS) saw revenue from its Macau operations grow 8.1% to US$2.33 billion in the three months 31 March 2019, driven by growth across all of its Cotai properties and ongoing strength in the mass market segment.While a detailed breakdown of Sands China’s mass revenue versus VIP revenue wasn’t provided, LVS Chairman and CEO Sheldon Adelson cited mass revenue growth of 13% compared to the same period last year, with Adjusted Property EBITDA of US$858 million. RelatedPosts Load More Genting’s Resorts World Las Vegas names five key additions to executive team Huawei Japan joins Kansai Economic Federation with eye on World Expo 2025 and Osaka IR The Cotai Strip performed strongly for the company, with the Venetian, Parisian, Sands Cotai Central and Plaza Macao all showing positive momentum.The Parisian Macao booked the biggest growth of the Sands China portfolio, with revenue up 26.5% to US$454 million and casino revenue rising 33% to US$387 million on the back of good luck. VIP volume declined significantly, by 14.8% to US$3.92 billion, but win rate increased from 2.77% to 4.63%. Likewise, mass table drop saw a slight 5% increase to US$1.14 billion but enjoyed an improved win rate of 23.1%.The Venetian Macao saw property-wide revenue increase by 3.3% to US$897 million including a 3.4% rise in casino revenue to US$740 million. Rolling chip was again down by 4.6% to US$7.50 billion, with win rate also down, but growth in mass table drop to US$2.27 billion was aided by a significant improvement in win rate from 23.7% to 28.5%. Slot handle increased 6.5% to US$891 million.At Sands Cotai Central, net revenue was up 5.1% to US$577 million and casino revenues by 6.5% to US$445 million thanks to better luck in both segments. While VIP rolling chip volume fell 19.2% to US$1.94 billion and mass table drop by 3.5% to US$1.70 billion, win rates came in at 4.69% (up from 3.43%) and 23.8% (up from 21.4%) respectively.Ironically, Plaza Macao was the one property to buck the trend of rising mass and falling VIP volumes, with VIP rolling chip booking a 46.9% increase to US$4.49 billion while mass table drop fell 14.4% to US$356 million. Net revenue was up 17.3% to US$224 million.Sands Macao saw its casino revenue fall 2.1% to US$139 million, with bad luck playing its part despite volume increasing in both VIP and mass. Rolling chip was actually up 33.9% to US$1.20 billion but the property suffered from a win rate of just 1.86%.In Singapore, revenue declined 12.0% year-on-year to US$767 million, with casino revenue down 16.6% to US$544 million. There were declines in both segments, with VIP rolling chip volume down 3.3% to US$7.13 billion and win rate also plummeting from 4.77% to 3.13%. Mass table drop was down 3.9% to US$1.34 billion with win rate slightly up to 21.2%.Sands Chairman and CEO Sheldon Adelson, who has been battling illness in recent months, was quoted in the company’s results announcement praising progress in Sands China’s current Macau developments.“Construction and development work on the Four Seasons Tower Suites Macao and the Londoner Macao is progressing,” he said. “We believe our market-leading interconnected IR portfolio in Macau, bolstered by our investments in additional luxurious hotel suite offerings, destination retail, MICE capacity and entertainment attractions, positions us exceedingly well to continue to contribute to Macau’s economic diversification and to deliver growth in the years ahead.”last_img read more

London Olympics Sports Ministry to Take up the Dow Matter Directly

first_imgThe Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports has taken up the matter of cancelling the sponsorship of Dow Chemicals for the London Olympics 2012, directly with the International Olympics Committee (IOC), urging it to go beyond lesser considerations, and in the larger interests of the ideals of human rights, compassion and solidarity, said the Minister of State (I/C) for Youth Affairs & Sports, Ajay Maken in Rajya Sabha, Thursday.In a response to a question by Bharatiya Janata Party leader and MP S. S. Ahluwalia, the Minister said “Thereby apart from assuaging the feelings of millions of people, send a strong message the world over, for upholding the noble ideals of the Olympic Movement. However, IOC has reiterated their earlier stand on the issue.”The Minister further stated that earlier the Government had directed the Indian Olympic Association to take up the issue of sponsoring London Olympics, 2012, by M/s Dow Chemicals emphatically with the IOC to draw its attention to the sensitivities of the victims of the tragedy in Bhopal and that the association with the Dow Chemical Company militates against the fundamental ethical principles of the Olympic Committee.Indian Olympic Association took up the matter with the IOC to which IOC replied that Dow Chemical had no connection with the Bhopal tragedy since Dow did not have any ownership stake in Union Carbide until 16 years after the accident and 12 years after the US $ 470 million compensation agreement was approved by the Supreme Court of India.The question of liability of Dow Chemicals Company and/or any other successor to Union Carbide Corporation/Union Carbide (India) Limited is pending before High Court of Madhya Pradesh at Jabalpur. Dow Chemicals is also one of the respondents.The Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals has also filed a Curative Petition (C) No.345-347/2010 on 03.12.2010 in Supreme Court seeking enhancement in the compensation which was earlier settled at US $ 470 million by Supreme Court vide its orders dated Feb. 14/15, 1989, the Minister added.last_img read more

Marijuana Legalization Hotly Debated in Maryland Senate Committee Hearing

first_imgANNAPOLIS –Dozens of people testifying before Maryland lawmakers on Tuesday called for an end to the state’s battle against marijuana, one part of the decades-long national war on drugs that supporters of legalization and decriminalization say has done more harm than good. In the session’s first real wave of marijuana legislation hearings, members of the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee weighed measures proposing to make recreational use of the drug legal for people 21 and older. Another proposal would shift possession of small amounts of the drug to a civil, rather than criminal, offense. In a heated debate, proponents of both bills pointed to what they said are the negative consequences of prohibiting marijuana, including the barriers to employment and education created by marijuana-related arrests and the racial disparities that often surface in arrests. In 2010, Maryland had the fourth-highest arrest rate for marijuana possession, with African Americans being arrested for possession at higher rates than whites in every county in the state, according to a report released by the ACLU in October. “We’ve really turned [the war on marijuana] into a war against against our own people,” said Sen. Jamie Raskin, D-Montgomery, sponsor of the legalization bill. “We have criminalized and demonized tens of thousands of our fellow Marylanders, we have ruined many of their prospects for success in the labor market and the job force, we have been spending more than $100 million a year on criminal arrest prosecution and supervision of people for marijuana related offenses, and yet we didn’t put a dent into the demand for the drug, and so indirectly we have been supporting the drug gangs and the internationaldrug cartel.” Many advocates of the legalization legislation also urged lawmakers to consider the “wasted” time and resources of law enforcement officials to deal with marijuana-related crimes, taking attention away from violent crimes. While testimonial support for the two separate pieces of legislation merged at times, Sen. Robert Zirkin, D-Baltimore County, sponsor of the decriminalization bill, repeatedly drew attention to the significant distinctions. Zirkin’s bill would make the possession of fewer than 10 grams of marijuana punishable by a $100 fine. The legalization bill looks to create government regulation and taxation of the drug, making it legal for residents to possess, use and grow it. Supporters said the legalization measure would bring the state an additional $100 million of revenue while taking money away from drug dealers and weakening organized crime. But opponents of both bills raised concerns about the “message” legalization or decriminalization would send. Law enforcement officials testifying in opposition pointed to unintended consequences of the legislation, such as a potential increase in “drug driving” and a hike in the number of people trying the drug for the first time. Many testifying in opposition made the argument that neither measure would stop organized crime or gang violence. “Whether we decriminalize marijuana or not there will always be drug traffickers … bringing it into … the United States … destined for the streets of Maryland,” said Wicomico County Sheriff Michael Lewis. “If, in fact, it’s legalized … it will certainly open the doors to these drug traffickers to bring in large shipments, much larger than are being brought in today.” Opposition testimony from law enforcement officials like Lewis and Riverdale Park Chief of Police David Morris spurred the most questions and challenges from lawmakers, especially from Zirkin and Raskin. The sides sparred over whether a decriminalization bill would create added and problematic obstacles for police officers or prevent them from making searches on the basis of marijuana odor, which some law enforcement officials said often leads to the discovery of more serious drugs. But a number of law enforcement officials testifying in support of the legalization and decriminalization efforts focused on the impact they believe such measures would have in reducing drug-related violent crime. Neill Franklin, executive director of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP) and a retired major from the Maryland State Police, pointed to Baltimore, calling it one of the most crime-ridden cities in the country. “It is definitely my opinion that that is due mostly … [to] the prohibition of drugs,” he said. Franklin said legalizing marijuana would dramatically cut down on violent crime in the city and in other areas of the state. Last year, the Senate voted 30-16 to pass a similar decriminalization measure sponsored by Zirkin, but the bill eventually died in the House. Zirkin is confident the Senate will vote to pass this year’s version, which “does more to hold juveniles accountable,” but he said he couldn’t speak for the House. “I’m hopeful that they will take a look at the evidence, take a look at the stats, take a look at the experience of the states [that have passed similar laws], and come to conclusion that most of us have … that this is an issue [that] is really good for the citizens of Maryland, is an important thing to do, and not wait,” Zirkin said in an interviewFriday. Gov. Martin O’Malley said in a radio interview at the start of the session that he was against the legalization of marijuana for recreational use, but public opinion on the issue appears to be shifting. A poll released by Gallup in October showed that support for legalization among Americans grew by 10 percentage points in one year, with 58 percent saying they supported legalizing the drug. The poll, with a margin of error of 4 percentage points, marked the first time in history that a clear majority said they favored legalization, Gallup said.last_img read more

After three years of review two new elements finally added to the

first_img(PhysOrg.com) — After three years of review, a committee representing the governing bodies of both chemistry and physics, has published a paper on Pure and Applied Chemistry, accepting the work of a collaborative team of physicists as proof of the creation of element 114 and element 116, finally allowing them both to be added to the official Periodic Table of Elements. © 2010 PhysOrg.com More information: IUPAC announcement: www.iupac.org/web/nt/2011-06-01_elements_114_116Discovery of the elements with atomic numbers greater than or equal to 113 (IUPAC Technical Report), Pure Appl. Chem., ASAP article, doi:10.1351/PAC-REP-10-05-01AbstractThe IUPAC/IUPAP Joint Working Party (JWP) on the priority of claims to the discovery of new elements 113–116 and 118 has reviewed the relevant literature pertaining to several claims. In accordance with the criteria for the discovery of elements previously established by the 1992 IUPAC/IUPAP Transfermium Working Group (TWG), and reinforced in subsequent IUPAC/IUPAP JWP discussions, it was determined that the Dubna-Livermore collaborations share in the fulfillment of those criteria both for elements Z = 114 and 116. A synopsis of experiments and related efforts is presented. Nuclear missing link created at last: Superheavy element 117 (Update) This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.center_img Explore further The two as yet unnamed new elements, currently going by ununquadium and ununhexium, are now the two heaviest elements on the table (289 and 292 atomic mass, respectively) and both are highly radioactive.114 had several groups which claimed to have produced it in a lab, but just two teams had sufficient evidence for the examining committee to give approval; the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR) in Dubna, Russia and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California. The two groups collaborated on the project and both groups were also credited with offering proof of the existence of 116 as well.The new elements came about as the result of hurtling lighter atoms together in an accelerator. To forge 116, they threw curium (96 protons) and calcium (20 protons) together, which shortly thereafter decayed to 114. But they also made 114 by knocking calcium and plutonium together.Properties of the new elements, such as how they might react with other elements, have yet to be discovered however, as both last less than a second before decaying away to other elements.Both new elements have actually been known to exist for quite some time; as far back as 1999 different groups were said to have produced it in a lab, and most of the work done by the collaborating teams was done back in 2004 and 2006.The two latest additions to the periodic table ignite new blather about the possible existence of a so-called “island of stability” where chemists and physicists debate the possibility of much heavier elements eventually joining the table; ones that will be extremely stable, and thus ripe for use right out of the box.Traditionally the folks that produce a new element are the ones that get to name it, so for 114 and 116, that will be the next step; likely something Russian, since the Russian team gets most of the credit, and as far as the approval committee goes, it’s likely to be a smooth process, so long as, according to one committee member, “it’s not something too weird.” Citation: After three years of review, two new elements finally added to the Periodic Table (2011, June 7) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-06-years-elements-added-periodic-table.htmllast_img read more

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first_imgNews | October 17, 2013 Synapse Allows Management of Complete Patient Record Technology | Enterprise Imaging | July 05, 2019 Hyland Healthcare Adds ImageNext Imaging Workflow Optimizer to Enterprise Imaging Suite Hyland Healthcare is launching ImageNext, a vendor-neutral imaging workflow optimizer that combines intelligent imaging… read more October 17, 2013 — Fujifilm Medical Systems is showcasing its Synapse Portfolio at Radiological Society of North America Annual Meeting (RSNA 2013) December 1-6 in Chicago. Synapse is a collection of software modules built on the Microsoft Windows Server platform and workstation software on Windows Workstation editions, which together provide the core software functionality for Synapse.Synapse allows management of the complete patient record including non-digital imaging and communications in medicine (DICOM) imaging while providing fast, secure access to clinical users via Web and mobile platforms.Synapse Workstation Software is the multi-modality viewing software for Synapse, Fujifilm’s picture archiving and communication system (PACS). Synapse Workstation Software provides viewing and manipulation of radiological data including images, reports, patient status and clinical information. It also provides for integrations to clinical applications including dictation systems, radiology information systems (RIS) and 3-D processing applications. It is a multipurpose, enterprise-wide application used for radiologist interpretation, in-house clinical review and physician desktop image and information access.For more information: cardiovascular.fujimed.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | PACS | June 26, 2019 Mini-PACS Solution for Image Management and Workflow Optimization ImageGrid Mini is a feature-rich, reliable and cost-effective image management and workflow optimization solution, pr read more Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more News | Enterprise Imaging | July 29, 2019 Philips Announces 10-year Enterprise Informatics Agreement With Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire de Nancy Philips and Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire (CHRU) de Nancy, a leading academic hospital in the Grand Est… read more Feature | Information Technology | June 27, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr Smart Algorithm Extracts Data from Radiology Reports Radiology reports may contain information essential to figuring out a patient’s condition. read more News | PACS | August 08, 2019 NetDirector Launches Cloud-based PDF to DICOM Conversion Service NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has diversified their radiology automation options… read more News | Enterprise Imaging | June 27, 2019 Ambra Health Announces Integration With Box Ambra Health announced an integration with Box to enable the sharing of medical imaging directly from within Box’s… read more News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more Related Content News | PACS | July 02, 2019 Laurel Bridge and 3M M*Modal Partner to Improve DICOM Structured Reporting July 2, 2019 — Laurel Bridge Software announced an expanded relationship with 3M M*Modal, a provider of clinical docu read more News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | July 02, 2019 Konica Minolta Healthcare Partners With DiA Imaging Analysis for AI-based Cardiac Ultrasound Analysis DiA Imaging Analysis has partnered with Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas Inc. to expand analysis capabilities of… read more last_img read more

Word Travels fast on eTravel Blackboard

first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: M.H e-Travel Blackboard has revealed a new tool for the global travel industry, offering travel professionals comprehensive information on hundreds of countries and cities around the world. Travel agents, in particular, using e-Travel Blackboard as their news source, will find Word Travels a new online resource for destination information. “We are providing this service to travel agents and the industry to help you find the information you are looking for quickly and easily,” e-Travel Blackboard General Manager Anthony Valeriano said. “While reading the daily news, you can find out more information about a destination in one place: e-Travel Blackboard.” Need to tell your clients the available transport options from Tokyo’s Narita International Airport or how to contact the Australian embassy in Cairo? Simply click on Word Travels on the e-Travel Blackboard homepage, pick your destination, and all the information you require will be there. Travel agents can print the information and include it in their clients’ travel documents for that extra touch. Or, as Word Travels is accessible from mobile devices, it’s perfect for doing business outside of the office, Mr Valeriano said. “We’ve received a large number of queries from travel agents prompting this move and what better way to help the industry than providing this service on e-Travel Blackboard,” he said. “You can click on a destination and find out all you need to know in the one place, from visa requirements to hotel and restaurant reviews.Let your colleagues, industry friends and newly hired members know of this new service.last_img read more