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People’s Vote campaign pivots to ‘issues of social inequality’

first_imgSpeaking to Sky News, he said: “We’ve lost, we have to face up to that, we’re going to leave Europe. What followed was weeks of internal protest by staff members, who went on strike after McGrory and Baldwin were removed from their positions. He denied the accusations, but stepped down from the post. A spokesperson for the group said they were not sure if the group would change its name and that it was “too early to say” if staff would be let go. At the centre of the internal power dispute was PR tycoon, and Finsbury Group chairman, Roland Rudd. The party will now be able to pass Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal, without any concern about parliamentary arithmetic. Any chance of a second Brexit referendum slipped away on Thursday, after the Conservatives picked up the largest election majority since 2001. Sunday 15 December 2019 4:29 pm The campaign group for a second EU referendum has admitted defeat and will instead lobby the government on social issues related to phase-two of Brexit negotiations. It was also revealed exclusively by City A.M. in this period that the campaign’s new director Patrick Henghan was facing allegations of sexual harassment from staff members. The UK will leave the EU before 31 January, however negotiations will then begin with Brussels on a free trade agreement. Stefan Boscia “We will put pressure on the government to stop them sacrificing opportunities for the poor and vulnerable, removing citizens’ rights, undermining the NHS and reducing job security in pursuit of a destructive Brexit driven by a hard-right minority.” People’s Vote campaign director Stuart Hand said the group would continue to operate, despite its hopes of a second Brexit referendum being dashed. “The reality is Boris Johnson has got a thumping parliamentary majority and there’s no way they will not get their legislation through in very short order – so we will leave the EU.” Arch-Remainer, and former Tory Deputy Prime Minister, Michael Heseltine also admitted defeat on Saturday. whatsapp whatsapp People’s Vote campaign pivots to ‘issues of social inequality’ “We will remain a grassroots campaigning group who will act on issues of social inequality,” Hands said.  by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily FunnyUndozenherald.comDolly Finally Took Off Her Wig, Fans Gaspedzenherald.comUndoNoteableyJulia Robert’s Daughter Turns 16 And Looks Just Like Her MomNoteableyUndoMisterStoryWoman files for divorce after seeing this photoMisterStoryUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndoPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past FactoryUndobonvoyaged.comThese Celebs Are Complete Jerks In Real Life.bonvoyaged.comUndoautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comUndoPost Fun25 Worst Movies Ever, According To Rotten TomatoesPost FunUndo Share Rudd, the defacto head of People’s Vote, sacked Baldwin and McGrory and had a very public battle with the pair and their backers. The People’s Vote campaign was wracked with dysfunction over the past two months, after a “boardroom coup” saw its two most senior staff members – James McGrory and Tom Baldwin – sacked. New Labour heavyweights Alastair Campbell and Peter Mandelson were two prominent figures to line up against Rudd in the dispute. Read more: New People’s Vote chief faces sexual harassment claims from staff members People’s Vote campaign director Stuart Hand said the group would continue to operate, despite its hopes of a second Brexit referendum being dashed. (Getty Images) Read more: Power to the People: What’s really behind the People’s Vote power struggle Show Comments ▼ More From Our Partners Man on bail for murder arrested after pet tiger escapes Houston homethegrio.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comFort Bragg soldier accused of killing another servicewoman over exthegrio.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFans call out hypocrisy as Tebow returns to NFL while Kaepernick is still outthegrio.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orglast_img read more

9 Excellent Events in L.A. This Weekend

first_imgUncategorized9 Excellent Events in L.A. This WeekendDustbowl-inspired tunes, Japanese design, movie classics, and a comedy extravaganzaBy Theis Duelund – April 2, 2015551ShareEmailFacebookTwitterPinterestReddItART: Ikko TanakaPosters, logos, trademarks, books, and packages. The Japanese master designer Ikko Tanaka is the subject of this new exhibition, which boasts more than 30 pieces of the artist’s iconic and beloved yet provocative style. More information (April 2; Pacific Asia Museum)MUSIC: TV on the RadioBrooklyn-based avantgarde indie rockers TV on the Radio are back at the Palladium this Friday. To great fanfare, the band released its fifth album, Seeds, the first one they’ve recorded since the tragic death of bassist Gerard Smith, last year. More information (April 3; Palladium)MOVIES: Dust in the Wind & Son’s Big Doll Cinephiles take note: Two films by Taiwanese master auteur Hou Hsiao-hsien are screening at UCLA’s Billy Wilder Theater this Friday. Working with the divide between rural and urban life, Hsiao-hsien’s cinematic language is subtle, elegant, and packs a punch. More information (April 3; Billy Wilder Theater)COMEDY: Kevin & Bean’s April FoolishnessThis comedy extravaganza at the Shrine boasts sets from Gabriel Iglesias, Ralphie May, Jay Mohr, Adam Ray, Iliza Shlesinger, and Brad Williams. Tenacious D ( a.k.a. Jack Black), and Kyle Glass supply the tunes. More information (April 4; Shrine Auditorium)MUSIC: Claire ChaseA rising star in the world of classical music, flutist Claire Chase will perform alongside other wind musicians in a rendition of Salvatore Sciarrino’s Cerchio Tagliato dei Suoni, which is followed by a solo performance of Edgard Varèse’s Density 21.5 by Chase. More information (April 4; UCLA’s Schoenberg Hall)MUSIC: Dustbowl RevivalDescribed as a jam session between Louis Armstrong and Bob Dylan, the Venice-based eight-piece group deals in New Orleans swing, bluegrass, gospel, and swamp-blues. Bring your own jug. More information (April 5; Old Town Music Hall)MOVIES: Ben HurSee William Wyler’s 1959 adaptation of Lew Wallace’s epic story of the Promethean liberator Ben Hur, who must fight the Romans to free his people. It’s worth it just to see the breathtaking chariot racing scene on the big screen. More information (April 5; Aero Theatre)MUSIC: Kera & The LesbiansDescribed as “bipolar folk,” L.A.’s Kera & the Lesbians vacillate between traditional folky tunes and avantgard art rock centered around charismatic front woman Kera’s haunting voice. Also on the bill are Winter, Isaac Rother & the Phantoms, and Sad Girl. More information (April 3; The Echo)ART: African Textiles and Adornment: Selections from the Marcel and Zaira Mis CollectionVibrant colors, intricate patterns, and a broad range of natural materials. LACMA’s new exhibition African Textiles and Adornment offers patrons a look at various African countries’ craft and design customs with 35 dynamic textiles and headdresses. More information (April 5; LACMA) TAGSAero TheatreAfrican Textiles and Adornment: Selections from the Marcel and Zaira Mis CollectionBen HurClaire ChaseDustbowl RevivalHou Hsiao-hsienIkko TanakaKera & The LesbiansLACMAThe Echotv on the radioPrevious articleGet to Know the Getty Family TreeNext articleWhich Came First…? Test Your Egg-Q with These 15 QuestionsTheis Duelund RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR21 Movie Theaters in L.A. You Need to Experience Before You Die10 Fun Things to Do This Weekend, 3/25March Out the Door and See These Showbiz Veterans Tonightlast_img read more

Collier County deputies look for suspect who stole car in Golden Gate

first_imgAdvertisementTags: Stolen vehicle AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments Two men seen stealing car off Cape Coral family’s property February 22, 2021 WATCH: Lehigh teen flees police through crowded Florida park in stolen car February 23, 2021 AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments Port St Lucie police discover THC edible operation while recovering stolen car February 19, 2021 Advertisementcenter_img Driver of stolen car arrested for leading Collier County deputies on chase April 2, 2021 RELATEDTOPICS Advertisement NAPLES, Fla. – Collier County deputies are looking for a suspect that stole a car from Golden Gate. The Collier County Sheriff’s Office confirmed one of the two suspects is in custody, and the stolen car was recovered. The car was stolen off of Hunter Boulevard, and deputies who responded around 2:15 p.m. found the car parked on Hemingway Circle near Green Boulevard. The two people inside the stolen car ran from deputies, according to CCSO. Deputies are continuing to search for the second suspect. Advertisementlast_img read more

U.S. securities class action filings down sharply in 2012

Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Court approves data breach settlements with BMO, CIBC Universal life policies can’t be used for unlimited deposits, appeal court rules The decrease in total filings was largely due to declines in suits over mergers and acquisitions, and Chinese reverse takeovers, it notes. There were only 23 of these sorts of filings in 2012, compared with 74 in 2011. “These waves of cases are most likely over, and future filings of these types are likely to remain at very low levels,” it notes. Additionally, 2012 was the first year in which there were no new filings related to the credit crisis, it says. Indeed, filings involving the financial sector continued to decrease, with 15 filings in 2012, compared with 25 in 2011, and 43 in 2010. The most active sector for class actions is the consumer non-cyclical sector, it reports. And, of the 49 filings in this sector, 33 were against healthcare, biotechnology, and pharmaceutical companies, it says. The report also observes a continued decline in filings targeting very large companies. It says that an analysis of S&P 500 companies named as defendants in securities class actions shows that only one out of every 29 was the subject of a new filing in 2012, making 2011 and 2012 the least litigious for S&P 500 companies in the past 13 years. “What stood out in 2012 was the absence of a filing trend that influenced the total number of new cases. In the past there have been observable filing types, such as IPO cases, options backdating, mergers and acquisitions, or most recently, Chinese reverse mergers. But 2012 was not dominated by any such trend,” notes Dr. John Gould, senior vice president of Cornerstone Research. However, professor Joseph Grundfest, director of the Stanford Law School Securities Class Action Clearinghouse, suggests that the new whistleblower program implemented by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) could yet prove to be a source of future class action suits. “The SEC claims that the Dodd-Frank bounty program has helped it build a large inventory of high-quality leads as to fraud at publicly traded corporations,” he notes. “But will the commission be able to transform these leads into quality enforcement actions? And, will private-party plaintiffs be successful in prosecuting ‘piggyback’ claims that copy the commission’s complaints?” “The current quiet patch in private securities fraud litigation could certainly be unsettled if the Dodd-Frank bounty program generates a new wave of private claims,” he adds. Related news Federal securities fraud class action filings in the U.S. dropped sharply in 2012, according to a new report from Cornerstone Research and the Stanford Law School Securities Class Action Clearinghouse. The report says that only 152 federal securities class actions were filed in 2012, compared with 188 in 2011; and, that this represents the second-lowest number of annual filings in 16 years. Bitcoin surge doesn’t affect damages, B.C. court says Keywords Lawsuits James Langton Share this article and your comments with peers on social media read more

Inside ETFs: Sector-based ETFs can help jazz up returns

first_imgHigh-income men more likely to be emotional investors lightwise/123RF Upward trajectory in ETFs’ AUM expected to continue Related news Responsible investing ETFs are vital to attracting millennials Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Financial advisors can use sector-oriented ETFs to help investors take advantage of market trends and add a dash of extra exposure to industries in which they spot opportunity, attendees at the Inside ETFs conference in Hollywood, Fla., were told on Tuesday. Jade Hemeon Share this article and your comments with peers on social media There’s significant variation in the performance of individual sectors in any given year relative to broad market averages, such as the S&P 500 composite index, and picking winning sectors is one way to beat the averages by adding a little juice to broadly based core holdings. For example, in 2016, the S&P 500 composite index gained 12.5%, but the energy sector gained by 35%, financials by 30%, materials by 28% and industrials by 26% as cyclical stocks came back into fashion. The expectation that U.S. President Donald Trump will support energy and infrastructure projects added an extra boost to these categories at the end of the year. Defensive sectors did less well in 2016, and real estate was the worst performer with a 3% gain. “There was a dispersion between the top and bottom sectors,” said Kim Arthur, CEO of Main Management LLC of San Francisco, who spoke during a panel discussion on sector investing in the Trump era. “The animal spirits have started to run, and markets overall likely have more room to rise.” Sectors tend to perform well in advance of an earnings turnaround, and the “runway” can be as long as 18 months between the time stocks start to stir and earnings show strength, said Denise Chisholm, sector strategist and research analyst with Boston-based Fidelity Management and Research Co., who spoke on the same panel. Trump’s plans for deregulation and tax reform should be good for corporate profitability, and will encourage banks to lend, Chisholm says, adding that she continues to be bullish on the outlook for the financial services sector, but is not optimistic about the outlook for utilities, which tend to lag in periods of rising interest rates. A pickup in U.S. growth and employment makes the prospect of interest rate increases likely in 2017, she said. “The one thing Trump is not controlling is interest rates — at least not yet,” Arthur added. Rising interest rates and an improving economy tend to lead to improved credit quality, higher loan volumes and improving spreads for banks on their lending business. As such, another member of the panel, Kushal Gupta, senior portfolio manager at Nashville-based Tennesse Investments, also favoured financials and technology stocks. “Real estate, utilities and consumer staples won’t deliver,” he said. “These tend to be income-oriented stocks that are a proxy for bonds and don’t do well when interest rates rise.” Generally, participants were bullish on commodities stocks, and Gupta said that one way to play the trend, in addition to specific sectors, is to buy ETFs focused on the broad Canadian market. “We own Canada,” he said. “The major sectors are energy and financials, and we see it as a commodities play.” In an earlier panel, Dennis Gartman, editor and publisher of The Gartman Letter, said that although many of Trump’s strategies have yet to be determined and his frequent tweets can cause short-term reactions, the new president has made it clear he will support infrastructure and the military. “I own steel stocks, and I’m looking at shipping, railroads and the U.S. defence industry,” Gartman said. “I want to own stuff that will hurt if you drop it on your foot.” Photo copyright: lightwise/123RFlast_img read more

Clark County nonprofits steam towards this year’s Give More 24! expectant

first_imgAnnual day of giving scheduled for Sept. 24 with many organizations in needCLARK COUNTY — Philanthropy is becoming ever more important to many Clark County nonprofits in the pandemic-era. That’s why 2020’s Give More 24! plans to be a powerhouse of giving. The Community Foundation of Southwest Washington (CFSWW) created Give More 24! in 2014, and has grown the annual 24 hours of intense giving to a massive local push to empower many organizations. The Community Foundation of Southwest Washington is one of more than 700 community foundations in the U.S. Photo courtesy of the Community Foundation of Southwest WashingtonThe Community Foundation of Southwest Washington is one of more than 700 community foundations in the U.S. Photo courtesy of the Community Foundation of Southwest WashingtonThis year’s Give More 24! will take place from midnight on Sept. 24 to 11:59 p.m. that same day. Several Clark County nonprofits are participating, and many are hoping to raise awareness as well as financial support with the added benefit of waived entry fees this year. “All of the nonprofit’s are in the same situation in terms of scrambling for donations and funding,” said North County Community Food Bank (NCCFB) Executive Director Elizabeth Cerveny. “I think the economic situation has certainly made everyone slow down and really think about their donations more cautiously, but also the need growing with the number of people that are unemployed growing. There’s that two edged sword kind of thing going on within the nonprofit world.”NCCFB first began in 1980 as a grassroots organization, before growing into a widely and robustly supported mechanism for feeding thousands of hungry people every year in north county. Their current board of directors includes Clark County Fire & Rescue Chief John Nohr and Washington state Sen. Ann Rivers. Last year, NCCFB raised nearly $100,000 during Give More 24! and reached that largest dollar amount raised overall.In total, 2019’s day of giving brought in nearly $1.7 million and supported 169 nonprofit organizations. In addition, nearly three-quarters of donations came from within Clark County specifically. The largest categories for organizations who received donations last year were education, health and wellness as well as poverty and hunger. The money for these causes was raised by  the combination of large scale sponsors matching donations from independent donors. Davidson and Associates Insurance, Pemco Insurance and Kaiser Permanente were among the top sponsors. “For us, it’s friendraising,” said Executive Director Sharon Pesut of Partners in Careers (PIC). “We want people to get to know Partners and Careers. In the past, it hasn’t been as much about the money as it’s been about getting people connected to what we do. Part of our niche in the market, so to speak, is giving people work experience, whether that’s high school students going out and having internships in local businesses, or even our adult clients that we put in a work experience at a nonprofit or government agency, where they can really build their skills.” Pesut spoke to how PIC works with everyone from young children to homeless veterans; working to get them stability and independence. One of the most shocking things Pesut learned when she began with the program, was that there were people in the community who were the third generation in their family to have never purchased food with money. When people in that kind of situation come under the mentorship of PIC, they are exposed to new opportunities and can have a re-ignition of independence and perseverance, Pesut said.   Volunteers with the North County Community Food Bank can be seen here loading food boxes for families in-need during Christmas time in 2018. Photo by Mike SchultzVolunteers with the North County Community Food Bank can be seen here loading food boxes for families in-need during Christmas time in 2018. Photo by Mike SchultzWith the pandemic, PIC and many other organizations like NCCFB will not only be seeking relationships, but will truly be seeking funds. The deficit for PIC specifically comes from a cut to state and federal contracts of 25 percent across the board. PIC has been slowly growing fundraising each year, and this year hopes to do so even more to fill in the gaps and continue to get jobs for those in need.Other organizations, like the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Vancouver Chapter, are joining Give More 24! for the first time. Brittini Lasseigne is managing fundraising for both the NAACP and Clark County YWCA this year. Since the Vancouver chapter is a 501c4, it needed a fiscal sponsor to participate in Give More. YWCA is operating as the fiscal sponsor, as they are also participating in this year’s event. “NAACP and some of the smaller nonprofits that participate, it’s almost like the Community Foundation is vouching for them that they’re a great nonprofit to participate in,” Lasseigne said. “The Community Foundation has such a big reach that it allows all of these people to learn about a bunch of new nonprofits. When I approach my giving for Give More 24! I really love to look at the leaderboard and see who’s at the bottom and who is struggling throughout the day. I love to give my gifts to those people that maybe haven’t gotten as many gifts because you can see a big impact with that.”NAACP Vancouver has seen a massive influx of new donors ever since the in-custody death of George Floyd, Lasseigne said. The organization is anticipating many of those new donors to contribute during Give More 24! this year, and they hope to use it as a moment to help them learn more about the NAACP, Lasseigne said. With YWCA Clark County, the 24-hour fundraiser has not historically been centered on the money, but the relationship building, much like PIC in the past. With very little overhead, the YWCA has been able to focus its efforts on COVID-19 response including helping with testing sites and gift cards to those in need.  The YWCA will still use the event as a fundraiser to try and offset similar deficits to PIC, but is going to use it’s annual luncheon as its main source of donors, Lasseigne said. Technology will obviously play a much larger role in the event this year, with all components moving to online. The impact of needing tech expertise and equipment has also hit many participating nonprofits.“What we’re having to look for this year is being more aggressive around how do we stay connected to our clients, because we’re very much relationship based,” Pesut said of PIC. “We have to connect to them through technology. There’s a huge challenge with that. We got some money from the CARES Act to buy more Chromebooks so we can loan them out to our clients. The community has been amazing about getting access to hotspots, so that people can hopefully connect somewhere when they can’t get into a library or a community center.”To find out more about the Give More 24! Funraiser, to become a sponsor and to see how you can contribute both financially and through in-kind services, visit the Community Foundation’s website at www.cfsww.org.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textTags:Clark CountyLatestVancouvershare 0 Previous : WATCH: Clark County TODAY LIVE • Tuesday, August 11, 2020 Next : Fast action by Vancouver firefighters contain fire to one apartmentAdvertisementThis is placeholder text Clark County nonprofits steam towards this year’s Give More 24! expectantPosted by Jacob GrannemanDate: Tuesday, August 11, 2020in: Peopleshare 0 last_img read more

Big weekend of celebrating classics

first_img Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” The museum — also known as the ‘LeMay’ — is well worth the trip. In addition to great collection of cars, there is all sorts of auto-related memorabilia and a huge slot car track.A highlight for me was the actual Chi-Town Hustler, a 1972 Dodge Challenger that ran a best ET of 6.56 seconds at 218.97 mph back in the day. Also, one of its three drivers, Pat Minick, invented the long smoky burnout that has become such an iconic part of drag racing.Another standout was the 1960 Rambler station wagon that won the Ridler Award at the 2008 Detroit Autorama. The reason a Rambler wagon won one of the biggest awards in the car hobby is that it has a Ferrari 360 Modena drivetrain behind the driver’s seat and a front end modeled after the early ’60s Ferrari Lusso!But this weekend there are lots of reasons to stay in our beautiful , from way up north in Dawson Creek to eight events and two races on Vancouver Island. Maybe a ferry ride is in your future this weekend? Have fun and don’t forget to take a kid with you! SHOWS JULY 12-14What: Vernon Cruise-InWhere: Polson Park, Downtown VernonWhen: Friday Movie Night; Saturday Back Country Cruise, Car show from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday car show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.Admission: FreeInfo: [email protected] or 250-542-1477Website: VernonCruiseIn.com JULY 13What: Oliver Twist Show, Shine & WineWhere: Oliver Twist Estate Winery, 398 Lupine Lane, OliverWhen: Noon to 5 p.m.Admission: Free, charitable donation being collectedRegistration: 10 a.m. to noon. $25 and cars must be eligible for collector plates to registerInfo: 250-485-0227 or [email protected]: olivertwistwinery.com What: Wheel O Rama 2019 Festival of WheelsWhere: Began Park Grounds, NanaimoWhen: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.Admission: FreeRegistration: 8:30 a.m. to 10a.m. $20 and open to all vehicles.Info: 250-802-9558, 1-877-888-0125 or [email protected]: wheelorama.ca What: Pender Highlanders Show & ShineWhere: Karl Hamson’s Field, Pender IslandWhen: 11 a.m. following 10:30 a.m. parade from Browning Pub parking lotAdmission: FreeRegistration: By donation and open to all vehiclesInfo: 250-538-8331 or [email protected] JULY 13-14What: Antique Truck ShowWhere: B.C. Forest Discovery Centre, DuncanWhen: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.Admission: B.C. Forest Discovery Centre admission ratesRegistration: $10 and open to all trucksInfo: 250-246-3630, [email protected], 250-743-2213 or [email protected] JULY 14What: Cartel Classics Car ShowWhere: 5327 192nd St., SurreyWhen: 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.Admission: FreeRegistration: 8:30 a.m. $15 and open to all vehiclesInfo: 604-649-0477 or [email protected]: www.facebook.com/CartelClassicsCarShow What: Philip Jackman Show & ShineWhere: Jackman Park, AldergroveWhen: 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.Registration: Open to all vehiclesInfo: 604-897-8433 or [email protected] What: Galaxie Club Car ShowWhere: Triple O’s, 1988 United Blvd., CoquitlamWhen: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.Admission: FreeRegistration: 9 a.m. to noon. $15 and open to all vehiclesInfo: 604-325-6298 or [email protected]: fordgalaxieclub.ca What: Mile Zero Cruisers Silver Anniversary Summer Cruise Car Show WeekendWhere: Dawson CreekWhen: 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.Admission: FreeRegistration: $25 and open to all vehiclesInfo: 1-250-719-5278 or [email protected]: milezerocruisers.com What: Mopar MadnessWhere: George Preston Arena, LangleyWhen: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.Admission: FreeRegistration: 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. $20 and open to Mopars and Chrysler-related vehicles.Info: 604-530-4420, ra[email protected] or [email protected]: moparsunlimited.net What: Wings & Wheels @ YBLWhere: Sealand Aviation, Campbell River AirportWhen: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.Admission: Free. On-site parking and shuttle $5Registration: 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. $20 and open to all vehiclesInfo: 250-287-6259Website: nicruisers.ca What: Classy Caddys at Windsor Park ShowWhere: Windsor Park, Oak BayWhen: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.Admission: FreeRegistration: 9:30 a.m. to noon. $15 and open to all Cadillacs and LaSallesProceeds to Greater Victoria Elder Care FoundationInfo: 250-889-7521 or [email protected] What: Brits on the Beach Car & Motorcycle ShowWhere: Transfer Beach LadysmithWhen: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.Admission: FreeRegistration: Free and open to all British cars and bikesInfo: 250-729-0220 or [email protected]: oecc.ca/cib What: Sooke Car Show & Swap & ShopWhere: Sooke River Campground, 2259 Phillips Rd., SookeWhen: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.Admission: By donationRegistration: 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.Info: 250-893-5383, 250-480-8618 or [email protected]: sookefallfair.ca What: Fords & Friends Car Show & ShineWhere: Heritage Acres, 7321 Lochside Dr., VictoriaWhen: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.Admission: $5. Children under 13 freeRegistration: 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. $15 and open to all pre-1986 vehiclesInfo: 250-595-0312, [email protected], 250-478-9951 or 250-727-8385Website: earlyfordv8victoria.com or shas.ca/calendar What: Westside Daze Show & ShineWhere: Memorial Park, West KelownaWhen: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.Admission: FreeRegistration: 8 a.m. Free and open to all vehiclesInfo: 250-999-7210 or [email protected]: westsidedaze.com What: Collector Car Appreciation Day Classic Car AdventuresWhere: 1st Street East, North VancouverWhen: 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.Info: [email protected]: classiccaradventures.com What: Hot July Nights Car & Bike ShowWhere: Centennial Park, 100 Mile HouseWhen: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.Registration: 8 a.m. $10Info: 250-395-6124, [email protected] or [email protected]: hotjulynights.ca RELATED Last weekend I did see some Mustangs; in fact the mother of all Mustangs to be exact. We went a few hours south of Vancouver to America’s Car Museum in Tacoma, Wash. to see the actual 1968 Mustang used in the 1968 movie Bullitt. This car was actually driven by Steve McQueen in the movie and the sound of him double clutching the big block Ford 390 converted more people into carnuts than any other sound before or since. This car is unrestored and still shows the square tubes under the rockers that were used to mount the camera gear used to capture the iconic car chase sequence.Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Cam’s younger brother Jeff with the mother of all Mustangs, one of the movie cars used in the long chase scene in Bullitt starring Steve McQueen. Cam Hutchins COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS ‹ Previous Next › To have your event included in the Carnut Corner please e-mail [email protected]  Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 The Chi-Town Hustler is one of the most iconic Funny Cars from the Seventies and is one of the highlights of the LeMay Collection in Tacoma, Washington.  Cam Hutchins center_img Trending in Canada This weekend underscores that July is Automotive Heritage Month in B.C. The official designation is pretty much Canada-wide, and with all the grants going to those buying electric vehicles, it’s nice to see some support for the collector car culture. The old car hobby is a big deal in Canada and we certainly love our old cars in this province.ICBC’s collector plate program has certainly allowed for a lot of older cars to still get used for a reasonable cost, and the care, maintenance and restoration of these old cars is a big business and contributes quite a lot to our economy. Certainly, joining a car club allows you to benefit from all the collective knowledge about your car, but also allows you to meet like-minded carnuts.I probably won’t do any car events this weekends as I’m travelling across three provinces to visit our son in Saskatchewan. I won’t be seeing any Mustangs, Tigers or Barracuda’s, but I am hoping to see some Bears and Buffalo in Jasper. RELATED TAGSVintage / ClassicClassic CarsClassic Cars & TrucksNew VehiclesVancouverVintage & Collectible We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. This ’67 up for sale may be the most expensive Corvette everCOMPETITION JULY 12What: Drag racingWhere: Mission Raceway Park, 32670 Dyke Rd. MissionWhen: Gates open at 4:30 p.m. Racing starts at 5:00 p.m. and ends at approx. 11:00 p.m. (weather permitting).Info: 604-826-6315 or [email protected]: missionraceway.com JULY 13What: Oval racingWhere: Agassiz Speedway, 5045 Cemetery Rd., AgassizWhen: Christmas in July fundraiser for the Food Bank sponsored by Agassiz Ready Mix. Time Trials at 5 p.m., racing at 6:30 p.m.Admission: Adults $12; Seniors/Youth $10; Children 7 to 12 $5; Children 6 and under free. Family of Four $45 , includes 4 hot dogs and 4 popInfo:604-792-3278 or [email protected]: agassizspeedway.com What: CHEK TV Hometown Heroes Night oval racingWhere: Western Speedway, 2207 Millstream Rd, VictoriaInfo: 250-474-2151 or [email protected]: westernspeedway.net What: Oval racingWhere: Saratoga Speedway, Black CreekInfo: 1-250-337-5024 or [email protected]: saratogaracing.ca What: Night oval racingWhere: Merritt Speedway, 2255 Mamet Lake Branch Rd., MerrittInfo: 250-682-4872 or [email protected]: merrittspeedway.ca  advertisementlast_img read more

Energy Minister Says LNG Project Is Revolutionary

first_imgEnergy Minister Says LNG Project Is Revolutionary EnergyJune 19, 2010 RelatedEnergy Minister Says LNG Project Is Revolutionary RelatedEnergy Minister Says LNG Project Is Revolutionary RelatedEnergy Minister Says LNG Project Is Revolutionarycenter_img Advertisements FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Minister of Energy and Mining, Hon. James Robertson, says the soon to be implemented Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) project represents a major revolutionary move for Jamaica’s energy sector.“It is going to mean that Jamaica is free, at last. Free to compete, free to process bauxite to alumina, free to build a sustainable tourism industry and free to manufacture,” remarked the Minister.Speaking at a press conference at the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica’s (PCJ) auditorium, Kingston, Friday (June 18), Mr. Robertson describe the project as a “game changing” event set to transform Jamaica’s economic landscape and energy industry.Minister of Energy and Mining, Hon James Robertson, responding to members of the media at a press conference on Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) at the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica’s (PCJ) auditorium in Kingston on Friday (June 18).He also promised that he would not fail the country, in terms of implementing the project within its mandated timeline.“I want to say to my Jamaicans, who have suffered, who are suffering using 40 to 50-year-old technology, it’s not your fault. It’s the fault of governments, administrations (who have failed) to give the proper policy and signal that would allow for bankable projects,” he said.“Without policy and institutions that are respected for their independence, nobody is going to invest the US$2 billion of investments that this country is going to need between now and 2013, without government guarantees,” he continued.Mr. Robertson noted that, to date, Jamaica has lost US$1.2 billion in investments, because the country failed to develop a cheaper and more efficient energy source.Minister of State in the Ministry of Energy and Mining, Laurence Broderick, observes as Owner of Wiltech Energy, Oswald Wilson (left), demonstrates how a solar generator is operated. Looking on in the background is Managing Partner of Green Energy Management, Alfred Heyer.“With that US$1.2 billion, this country would be a different place for education, for health,” he added.He also expressed gratitude to the World Bank, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), for their contributions to the project.Chief Executive Officer of Belgian Company, Exmar Marine, Nicolas Saverys, agreed that Jamaica stands to benefit tremendously from the LNG project.“It’s a win-win situation for Jamaica, because you are substantially going to reduce your energy bill. If you reduce your energy bill, you create opportunities for new business and for new developments,” he remarked.Mr. Saverys said Jamaica will also benefit in the reduction of pollution often associated with creating electricity.“Your CO2 emissions will be drastically reduced just by switching from one fuel to another, and this is something which is very good for the future generations of this country,” he noted.Exmar Marine has created a consortium with Colombian Company, Promigas, and the Caribbean Liquid Natural Gas Limited for the execution of the project.Chief Executive Officer of the Caribbean Liquid Natural Gas Limited, Conrad Kerr, said his company has already secured some 1,700 acres of land to execute the project.“We will attract global gas industries from around the world, they will no longer bypass Jamaica,” he remarked.last_img read more

New Associate Degree in Logistics Management Launched

first_imgPhoto: JIS PhotographerMinister of Education, Hon. Rev. Ronald Thwaites (left), having a light exchange with (from second left), Canadian High Commissioner, His Excellency Robert Ready and Chairman of the Council of Community Colleges of Jamaica (CCCJ), Quince Francis. Occasion was a ceremony held at the Knutsford Court Hotel in Kingston, today (January 5), to launch several new educational programmes which have been initiated by the CCCJ. RelatedTop Performers Honoured by Caribbean Examinations Council A new Associate Degree in Logistics Management is among a slew of new educational programmes which have been initiated by the Council of Community Colleges of Jamaica (CCCJ).The course, which has been developed in collaboration with the Canada-based Niagra College, will be offered by Excelsior Community College in Kingston.The curriculum will provide students with professional certification in supply chain management.This and other programmes were officially launched today (January 5), during a ceremony at the Knutsford Court Hotel in Kingston.The others are Associate of Science Degree in Social Work, Automobile Repairs, Engineering and Criminal Justice.Minister of Education, Hon. Rev. Ronald Thwaites, welcomed the new programmes, noting that the CCJ, through today’s launch, is advancing persons through quality education and training.He noted that persons now have the opportunity to gain new skills and certification in areas which are now in demand.“These are useful and beneficial programmes for persons choosing a first time career, those adults seeking to improve their marketability by changing their professions or by adding another certifiable skill in response to the changing economy,” the Minister said.He further emphasised the importance of the community colleges movement, noting that these institutions are no longer the “second cousins of the education system.”“We have to flip the system decisively. Academic competencies are important, but they are no higher up the hierarchy of achievement than the practical and technical skills which the community colleges offer,” he said.In her overview, Executive Director, CCCJ, Dr. Donna Powell-Wilson, noted that the programmes are highly applied, and allow learners to be better prepared for careers, by facilitating on-the-job training and improving their personal knowledge and skills.“At the CCCJ, we believe in partnering with industry personnel. If we are to make the National Development Plan, Vision 2030, a reality, which is to make Jamaica a place of choice to live, work, raise families and do business, then we have to provide the educational support that will allow our citizens to be able to provide for themselves in many ways, so that they can achieve that goal,” she said.For his part, Vice President, Student External Relations, Niagra College and CEO, Niagara College Foundation, Sean Kennedy, said he is “most impressed with the work of the CCCJ,” noting that the role community colleges will play in fulfilling the Vision 2030 goals is critical.“The work that community colleges do has never been more important. We are in the human development business and if we do our job right, our communities get stronger, our economy gets stronger (and) employment opportunities for our young people improve,” he argued.Mr. Kennedy said he anticipating that the logistics management programme, in particular, will be very popular with students looking to enter “this very exciting field of management, as Jamaica becomes a global hub for shipping and logistics.”“We at Niagra College look forward to a long term partnership in creating a logistics centre of excellence and several related educational initiatives with Excelsior and the community colleges of Jamaica,” he said.Excelsior Community College will be the lead college in the logistics management programme, and when fully developed, the programme will be offered by all eight community colleges in the island.The CCCJ is a statutory agency under the Ministry of Education which supervises and co-ordinates the work of community colleges in Jamaica.There are eight affiliate colleges under the grouping – five of them community colleges and the other three multi-disciplinary colleges. In addition, there are associate colleges – Anguilla Community College and Turks and Caicos Island Community Colleges. RelatedRebranded CAP Yielding Positive Results RelatedNYS to Help Participants Complete Tertiary Education Advertisementscenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Story HighlightsA new Associate Degree in Logistics Management is among a slew of new educational programmes which have been initiated by the Council of Community Colleges of Jamaica (CCCJ).The course, which has been developed in collaboration with the Canada-based Niagra College, will be offered by Excelsior Community College in Kingston.The curriculum will provide students with professional certification in supply chain management. New Associate Degree in Logistics Management LaunchedJIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlay New Associate Degree in Logistics Management Launched EducationJanuary 5, 2015Written by: Alecia Smith-Edwardslast_img read more

Qualcomm talks earnings bump in bid to woo backers

first_img BroadcomQualcomm AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 16 JAN 2018 Qualcomm promised new cost reductions as part of a plan to boost profitability and stave off a hostile takeover bid from Broadcom.In a message to investors on Tuesday (16 January), Qualcomm revealed it will increase shareholder earnings through a new $1 billion cost-cutting plan and focus on “value creation” from its NXP Semiconductors acquisition. The company added it is poised to “realise the value of Qualcomm’s leadership position in 5G,” which it said will transform industries beyond mobile including IoT and automotive.By 2020, Qualcomm expects to address market opportunities worth $150 billion across its core mobile, RF front end, data centre and adjacent segments.Earnings boostDespite facing licensing headwinds from disputes with Apple and others, Qualcomm CFO George Davis said in a video message the company is confident it can increase earnings, particularly if it closes a planned acquisition of NXP Semiconductors. In the event Qualcomm fails to close the deal, Davis noted it would use savings from tax reform to issue a large stock buyback which would deliver the same level of accretion.The company, estimated it will generate revenue of between $35 billion and $37 billion in fiscal 2019: in fiscal 2017 it generated $22.3 billion.“This is why we have rejected Broadcom’s attempt to acquire Qualcomm at an opportunistic and extremely low price, with a highly uncertain – perhaps impossible – regulatory path to completion,” the company noted.Broadcom made an unsolicited $130 billion bid for Qualcomm in November 2017, which the latter’s board swiftly rejected for undervaluing the company. Broadcom subsequently launched an effort to oust the sitting board, appealing directly to investors.Qualcomm urged shareholders to re-elect its incumbent board members to execute on near- and long-term growth opportunities rather than surrendering control to “conflicted Broadcom/Silver Lake nominees with minimal relevant experience”. Related Previous ArticleGoogle denies China map app rumoursNext ArticleVerizon joins ONAP to drive virtualisation Español Home Qualcomm talks earnings bump in bid to woo backers Diana is Mobile World Live’s US Editor, reporting on infrastructure and spectrum rollouts, regulatory issues, and other carrier news from the US market. Diana came to GSMA from her former role as Editor of Wireless Week and CED Magazine, digital-only… Read more center_img Blog: How is chip shortage affecting US? Author Tags Las operadoras respaldan el papel de Qualcomm en la RAN abierta Mobile Mix: AI, Android and open RAN Diana Goovaerts last_img read more