Captain Vincent Kompany admits Manchester City had their pride hit by recent defeats to Crystal Palace and Leicester City but will “pull everything out of the locker” against Liverpool. A 3-2 reverse at home against Palace was followed by a 2-1 defeat at the King Power Stadium , though the reigning Premier League champions returned to winning ways with a 3-1 result at Southampton on Sunday . The three points picked up on the road lift Pep Guardiola’s men back up to second place in the Premier League table prior to their pivotal clash with leaders Liverpool on Thursday. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Goals from David Silva and Sergio Aguero, either side of a James Ward-Prowse own goal, made sure City took full advantage of Tottenham’s defeat to Wolves a day earlier, with Kompany delighted with the performance following recent setbacks in their title defence. “It was more than just the result – it was about the way we played,” the defender told Sky Sports. “We’re not focusing on anything much other than our performance. We have to be hungry and aggressive. “We’ve been hit in our pride recently and that’s how a team has to react.”FULL TIME | What a 2018 we had! Let’s make 2019 even better!1-3 #SOUMCI pic.twitter.com/OQE39I0tFE — Manchester City (@ManCity) December 30, 2018 City and Liverpool fought out a goalless draw at Anfield in October but Kompany insisted his team would hold nothing back against Jurgen Klopp’s Reds, who thrashed Arsenal 5-1 on Saturday.”We want to kick on,” said the Belgium international.”We’ve got four competitions to play for in an incredible season. Today was a step in the right direction.”We go into the next game in the same frame of mind, as always. We just want to win.”We need to be ready for a fight and ready to take it to them [Liverpool] and try to win. We should be able to pull everything out of the locker for that game.” Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the web
Former General Secretary of the United National Party (UNP) Tissa Attanayake was today ordered to be remanded till December 5 by the Colombo High Court.Attanayake was given notice to appear in court today to respond to allegations he forged documents ahead of the last Presidential elections. When he appeared in court today the High Court judge refused to grant Attanayake bail and ordered that he be placed in remand till December. (Colombo Gazette)
Recovery Point Objective (RPO)The RPO is how old are the files that must be recovered from the DR site for normal operations to resume when there is an outage as the result of a hardware, program, power, AC, or communications failure. RPO can be for the entire enterprise or specific applications, and it’s measured backward in time from the instant at which the failure occurs. Once the RPO is defined, then that will dictate the minimum frequency with which backups must be made. datacenter_774.png In one of my consultancy projects, the customer’s RPO had to be effectively zero. The system for a Federal Reserve Bank required that we needed to recover all the money and security transfers (no matter what state the transaction was in) at the point the outage occurred. We check-pointed every stage of a transaction to avoid creating any financial errors upon recovery. UC Security Strategy: Understanding SIM Swapping Attacks Sorell Slaymaker September 25, 2019 Understanding how SIM swapping attacks happen is the first step in devising a strategy against them. There have been many studies conducted to determine the cost of downtime for various applications in enterprise operations. The studies indicate that the outage cost depends on long-term and intangible effects. The costs are also based on immediate, short-term, or tangible factors (see “Cloud Out”). Disaster recovery (DR) services based on the cloud have grown significantly over recent years. Enterprises have to study their operations and determine what is important to store for disaster recovery purposes, how often things need to be backed up, and how fast they will be able to recover. See All in Monitoring, Management and Security » Audin_DR_1.png Another project provided business information that only changed daily. Therefore, in this case we could tolerate a RPO of hours, but less than 24 hours. The survey reported that about one-fifth (21%) of this year’s survey respondents report RPOs of less than one minute. When compared to the 2017 survey, the number of companies expecting zero RPO has increased. RPOs of four hours or less were expected by 74% of enterprises. Unfortunately, 8% of respondents reported that they have not determined RPOs at all. In the CloudEndure report, the majority of respondents (69%) report a RTO of four hours or less, with 6% of survey respondents having an RTO of zero. An additional 6% have an RTO goal of under one minute. A surprising 13% of respondents report being able to accept an RTO of more than 24 hours or no determined RTO at all. In the case of the Federal Reserve Bank, RTO was one minute so that transactions would be delayed but not lost. The business information service could tolerate an RTO of up to 10 minutes without any loss of revenue or reduced profit. Not only is each enterprise a bit different, but DR for each IT function within that enterprise may be different. The enterprise has to evaluate how to budget for DR and when to use the cloud (see “Ready for a Disaster?”). Audin_DR_2.png Meeting GoalsOf course, every business wants to meet its DR goals, but they may be hampered by budget and/or poor design and execution. Less than 43% of enterprises surveyed could meet their RPO consistently. Fewer enterprises (37%) could meet their RTO consistently. Setting the goals is easy; meeting the goals is hard and may not be possible. Audin_DR_3.png Other Survey Results47% of the enterprises use disaster recovery for at least half of their systems.In 2018, 15% of enterprises aim for five-nines (99.999%) availability or better.Almost half (47%) of all those surveyed use a public cloud as their disaster recovery target site. Only 15% use physical systems, and 39% use private clouds.Sadly, only 7% perform a monthly disaster recovery drill, while 28% conduct drills quarterly. Some enterprises (15%) admitted that they never conduct disaster recovery drills, so they don’t really know if the DR works as planned.In one of my consultancy projects, we were so successful avoiding an outage that required instituting the backup, that when we tried to use the backup system (which was on site) the personnel necessary to run the backup had been reassigned without our knowledge. The backup was no longer functional. A major lesson we learned was to exercise the backup periodically to ensure it worked correctly and all the resources are available when you need them.Tags:Best Practicesdisaster recoveryCloudEndurebackupRTORPOMonitoring, Management and SecurityConsultant PerspectivesEnterprise NetworkingSystems Management & Network Design Articles You Might Like Disaster Recovery Report 2018CloudEndure’s Disaster Recovery Survey Report resulted from a March online survey of 375 IT professionals from around the globe who are using or looking to implement disaster recovery. Although the survey covers a range of responses, this blog is focused on two measurement goals and the success of these goals. The graphics in this blog are from the report. Recovery Time Objective (RTO)RTO is the maximum allowable length of time that an IT function can be down after an outage occurs. The RTO is a measure of the extent to which the outage disrupts normal operations, and thus, it must be measured against the amount of revenue/profit/fines/fees lost per unit time as a result of the outage. The determined RTO will vary based on the functions and applications effected. Log in or register to post comments
UN News: What are the key differences in terms of how you work, in emphasis, between the IOM and of course the UN’s longstanding refugee agency? Some people will wonder, you know, they think migrants and refugees are often the same. William Lacy Swing: Yes, there is a lot of confusion in the public mind and for understandable reasons. The way it works with the UNHCR-IOM relationship is that once the UNHCR has made a refugee status determination (RSD), and there is a country that is ready to receive the refugee, normally the file passes to IOM and we do all of the operational activities. We do all the medical exams – about 250 thousand a year. We do cultural orientation for Australia, Canada and the United States. We do the transportation and we do everything that’s required to get them to their new home, and that works very well. We’ve always had a good understanding, they [UNHCR] are our closest traditional partner, but we go beyond refugees. We do others. Refugees are somewhat less than 10% of 244 million migrants. So the other migrants are people like victims of trafficking, the sick and the elder on the move, pregnant women on the move, tens and thousands of unaccompanied minors, people going to join their families, students. So that all comes under our ambit, and we do that. We do lots of unusual things: we do out-of-country voting, in order to have more political stability that way; we did the reintegration of the Tamil Tigers in Sri Lanka; we’ve been asked to help with the reintegration of child soldiers in Colombia, and so on. UN News: So you are confident that you are bringing things into the UN that currently are not being practiced or are not falling under some agency’s authority or jurisdiction? William Lacy Swing: That is actually quite right, I had not thought of it that way, I agree. That’s right. We also do for example land and property settlements because after a war, if the person wants to come back their country and someone is in their house or sitting on their land they won’t come back. So we try to sort out those things, and try to remove as much as possible elements that push people along a migratory route unwillingly.I think also for migrants they will see this [incorporation of the IOM into the United Nations] as a boost to them because they have a voice and a seat at the table. UN News: So are you also confident that there won’t be any sort of inefficient overlaps, if you like, between the work that you’re doing and the work that the refugee agency does? That you will be working in parallel. William Lacy Swing: Yes, there will be areas like, for example, the internally displaced persons – we have 200 people inside Syria that are doing only assistance to IDPs. Plus, there is a lot of overlap with other agencies; we work closely with ILO, on labor migration. We work with UNICEF on anything involving children – like the Colombian children I mentioned. We work with UNDP on things like border management, so what I think this will do is, it will give us a greater coherence – and we had it where we were sort of outside the tent but now that we have a seat at the table it allows us, I think, to knock the rough edge off the position and bring us together. UN News: And what fundamental difference do you think it will make in the lives of migrants and refugee having the IOM now working within the UN? William Lacy Swing: Well that is the key question. If I had not thought that it would improve the lives of the migrants I never would have recommended this to the member states. But we think for one thing, the voice of migrants needs to be heard in UN circles, and as it stood before, it was fairly faint because we were outside the system. It’ll also give us greater access to information, very important information on projects. To be very frank, it will give us more access to funding because previously we were excluded from the multi dollar trust funds and we need to have access to them. We are number 5 or 6 in terms of CERF [Central Emergency Relief Fund] funding – we get about 10% of the 300 million. UN News: Would it make conditions easier in the field in practical terms, now that you can work within the UN family? William Lacy Swing: I think so, [on a technical level] a lot of countries did not give us privilege and immunities. They confused us with an NGO, which we are not – we are an intergovernmental organization up to now – and so that will simplify things, and it will also clarify in the minds of people who don’t know who we are or what we are. I think now that we are in the UN and now that China has joined, a number of countries will now look at us much more seriously in terms of membership. We have 165 members now, and I think we will get fairly close to universal membership in the next couple of years. UN News: As you said, we have the biggest crisis in terms of migration and refugees since World War II, what benefit do you hope that the people you are serving will see from this incorporation of the IOM into the United Nations? William Lacy Swing: Well it will make us as I mentioned more coherent. I think we will speak much more with one voice on the issue. I think a lot of countries will be much more comfortable with us now that we are in the UN system. I think also for migrants they will see this as a boost to them because they have a voice and a seat at the table. But we don’t look on a lot of these issues as crises; we think that the Europeans call a crisis was really avoidable. There were early warning signals, Lampedusa and so forth, and you know that if people have been in camps for 6 or 7 years, like the Syrians, they are going to eventually head north because they can work and their children don’t go to school. So I think all of that will now be much easier to manage together as a team. UN News: You said in your address at the Refugee and Migrants summit that there was a toxic atmosphere surrounding the whole issue of refugees and migrants. How do we detoxify and how can the IOM specifically help with that? William Lacy Swing: I think there are ways to do it. We need to involve the media much more; the media are really our friends. We need to involve the private sector much more because they know where the jobs are; they do the training; they can be a big help and we’ve not engaged them enough. In addition to that, I think we have got to find a way – and we are doing it through several of our programs. I am a migrant is one of the projects. We have a lot of social media we are doing now, to let migrants tell their own stories and to let the private sector tell the stories of the enormous contributions that migrants made because historically migration has always been overwhelmingly positive. This great city of New York was built on the backs of migrants, with the brains of migrants and it is still being done so today, and I said it in one of the session here that “If all of the migrants – the recently arrived migrants in New York City – were to form a city they would probably be the third or fourth largest city in the United States” and the 244 million that UN has documented as being international migrants would form the sixth largest country in the world – a slightly smaller population than Indonesia, and slightly larger than Brazil – so it is a big issue, it is big factor in our life, but only the negative side is being told, and now you have the worst of all worlds because those fleeing terrorism are being suspected of terrorism. That’s the worst part of the toxic narrative. The other aspect of that is, we’ve got to show some political leadership on the question and help our people to understand that given the demographic imbalances between global north and global south our societies are all going to become more multiethnic, multicultural, multi-religious, multilingual, but if we aren’t preparing our people for that, it won’t go well. UN News: Just to follow up, on the toxicity issue, xenophobia obviously has been identified by many people as being a growing, rising problem across societies throughout the world. What message should the UN and the IOM in particular be sending in order to calm this xenophobia down? William Lacy Swing: As you know the Secretary-General has been concerned about this for a long time and I’m very pleased that he’s launched a programme against xenophobia – the TOGETHER campaign – that’s all very important to us to let the positive side of migration be told, because now as it stands, people are seeing, in migrants, the possibility that they are bringing in possible terrorists among them. In fact, we know from the statistics in the United States that out of approximately 700,000 cases, I think they found three – none of which proved to be in fact connected to terrorism. So I think all that can be done. We are doing a lot on social media now with the means that we have. We have the ‘I’m a Migrant’ campaign which is basically designed to let migrants tell their own story – what it is they are doing, how they’ve succeeded, what they left behind, and all the stories, too, of these social remittances they bring home, the contributions they make in investment and trade, in addition to the remittances, which is about 500 billion a year, which in its totality is more than all of foreign aid – so, we need to let them tell their story. UN News: There’s a huge wave of migration going on from Africa presently, people fleeing from unstable, war-torn areas; areas of deep impoverishment, what’s the key message that the IOM can relay in terms of that? Clearly it’s been a very disorganized migration. How can we save more lives? Thousands have perished in the Mediterranean alone in the last few years. William Lacy Swing: Well, the obvious thing to say is that we have to do a better job of preventing conflicts and an even better job at trying to resolve them – that’s the obvious thing – but in terms of what we can actually do, we have to get more information out, both in countries of origin and destination. In countries of origin to try to caution them and alert them to the dangers along the migratory path and let them know that this year alone 3,200 have died just in the Mediterranean, in addition to those who have died in deserts and in other areas of the world, and we’ve documented 55,000 deaths since the year 2000 and that is probably a gross underestimation because we don’t know how many died in the desert in addition to the ones in the Mediterranean, where bodies are never found. You have a kind of double jeopardy where you not only can’t come to personal closure; you don’t see the body of your loved one. And you can’t come to legal closure; you don’t know whether your spouse has died, you ask yourself, “am I a widow or a widower? We have property together can I now…” So it is a terrible situation we are in, and we have to try to warn them about these things and try to offer them some options too. We do try to help those who really want to return home, to come back in a voluntary fashion with some money to get life started again. UN News: A lot of migrants are being exploited, through remittances – through money that they are trying to send home in order to support their families – what can the IOM do to help in terms of that? William Lacy Swing: You are absolutely right, the charges for remittances range anywhere from 10 to 12, to 15 per cent and even more if it’s going to Africa, very often, unfortunately. So what has to be done? We have a couple of initiatives going, one is with the Universal Postal Union in Bern, Switzerland. Using the postal system as the scheme, we have a pilot project right now in Burundi, to try to use that postal service to allow them to send money home virtually and cost free, but the goal I think the G20 had, was to try to bring it down to 3 per cent or below. Some countries have done that already. We also work with the private sector in the same regard to try to bring it down because if you’re losing 10 to 15 per cent of your hard-earned money just to send it home, that is terrible. That is really not acceptable. There is another issue here, we have to try to bring some order into the migrant recruitment system, where many migrant recruitment agencies are corrupt and criminal in terms of recruiting people under false pretenses. They bring a young woman into a country as a domestic worker, and they end up taking her passport away and putting her in a brothel. They take a young man and offer him a good job, take the passport away and take the first year or two years’ wages. This borders on the criminal, so we need to try to sort that out. We have to try and come up with a set of international standards which you could subscribe to.We have to try to bring some order into the migrant recruitment system, where many migrant recruitment agencies are corrupt and criminal in terms of recruiting people under false pretenses. UN News: Is there a danger overall that the international system might get overwhelmed as the flow of migrants just seems to be increasing year on year? William Lacy Swing: That’s I think a misperception of what we are talking about. If you take the UN figure of 244 million, it’s still about three per cent of the population that’s moving. Numerically it’s higher because the world’s population has quadrupled in the last century, but the percentage is the same, 3%. It’s been that way, pretty static for years. What we are having though is the greater percentage of forced migrants because of these wars. You have armed conflicts from West Africa to the Himalayas. The conflict in Mali is over now but you have Boko Haram in Nigeria, you have unfinished conflicts in Libya and Yemen. You have Central African Republic, South Sudan, and Somalia 40 years later, Iraq, Afghanistan, and of course worst of all the war in Syria, and others that are out there. So that’s going to continue to push people out. I mean if your child had not been in school for five or six years, and you can’t work, you’ve got to do something; you’re not going to stay on the sideline. UN News: What is the greatest single challenge you face in the years ahead?William Lacy Swing: Right now it would probably be to change the perception of migrants, if you can’t change that you are going to, in the end, be constantly fighting an uphill battle. If you can get back to a historically accurate narrative that migration has always been historically positive, if you can get back to that narrative then you can get a more sensible dialogue. What is happening now is, rather than addressing the fears of people, politicians are capitalizing on these fears to stay in office or to get in office and to stay in, and right now to be pro-migrant does not always win votes for you. So that I think is probably the biggest challenge. That’s why this whole question of our relations with the media are so important in letting migrants start to tell their own story. UN News: And your relations with politicians, obviously in key states as well William Lacy Swing: Exactly, and this is why we are always available to talk. I find that we have to spend more time not only with the media but more time with the parliaments of this world because I think, generally speaking, if you can explain it to them they’ll understand how it can be managed and that there are tools there to help you manage it. Under the SDGs, I always say SDG 10.7 talks about orderly and regular migration. How do you do that in an unsafe, disorderly and irregular world? That’s what we are talking about. “A report arriving on my desk twice weekly tells a tragic story,” says Mr. Swing in his opening sentence, adding that the report he receives at his desk details the number of migrants who have died. “They die when the vessels smugglers cram them into sink, they die of exhaustion crossing deserts, or much worse they die when those holding them captive – in places like Libya – take everything they and their families can give, only to murder and bury the migrants in mass graves.” The UN migration agency calculates that today one in every seven people in the world is a migrant – “someone living, working and starting a family somewhere other than his or her habitual place of residence,” says Mr. Swing. “And, even though so many are just trying to live, too many are dying,” he adds. Mr. Swing’s knowledge about the issue is backed by years of experience. “We have had 65 years of getting to know about migrants at IOM,” he says, adding, “And we know that, wherever migrants die during dangerous journeys, many could have avoided their fate had they had information about the risks ahead or opportunities for a better life closer to home.” This year, on 19 September, IOM was welcomed to the United Nations family as a related agency during a UN General Assembly high-level summit to address large movements of refugees and migrants, with the aim of bringing countries together behind a more humane and coordinated approach. In the following interview with UN News, Mr. Swing speaks about IOM’s place in the UN system, the issue of migration and the need for a global shift in the perception of migrants.UN News: William Swing just start by saying what the significance is, of this integration between the IOM and the UN; what are the benefits for the IOM and what do you hope the benefits will be for the United Nations overall? William Lacy Swing: Perhaps I should go back and tell you why this happened when it did. I always say that in a way the earth moves beneath our feet in several ways. First of all, in the last 5 to 6 years migration has become a truly global issue. It is sort of a mega trend of our century, with more people on the move than ever before and more forced migrations and greater tension. So all governments now have migration as at least one of their priorities. Secondly, 2015 was a real important year for the United Nations and for migrations because if you take the Sendai Disaster Risk Reduction Framework of March 2016 or the SDGs [Sustainable Development Goals] of last September, or the Paris Climate Change Agreement of December 2015, [you have the UN] for the first time ever have a written mandate to deal with migration, and we are outside of that. So if you want to be a real player in the SDGs, then you need to be inside. In addition to that, there was the consideration that we are well known to the current leadership in the UN and to some of the major leaders of the world. Many of whose term will end in December or January. So we thought this would be an appropriate time to do this. So that’s the main reason we are coming in, but I think in the end there are 165 member states and we decided to go in because we thought that this is the best way to help migrants and help our member states…. wherever migrants die during dangerous journeys, many could have avoided their fate had they had information about the risks ahead or opportunities for a better life closer to home. UN News: So would you say you bring expertise and experience of longstanding? William Lacy Swing: 65 years of experience. We were twined or joined at the hip with UNHCR in 1951. The former UN High Commissioner for Refugees [Antonio Guterres] used to say that the problem was they lost IOM to a birth certificate, and now we found it again after 65 years. So we’ve now come into the UN. Meanwhile, over the 65 years we’ve grown – we are probably more than 50% in the UN system already: we use the UN grading and salary structure; we are in the security system and the retirement system; we’re in the cluster system – we run the shelter cluster in natural disasters; I’m the champion of the UN humanitarian system for preventing sexual exploitation and abuse for example. So, we were sort of partially in the UN already, making the transition very simple. UN News: So what benefits will it bring to the UN overall? How will you bolster the UN’s work now that you are part of it? William Lacy Swing: Well as I said in my remarks at the General Assembly on 19 September, for the first time the UN will now have a UN migration agency. For the first time they will have the global reach that we have – which is ten thousand people in 500 places on all five continents – which will give you a lot of ground, truth and knowledge, plus the 65 years of experience, as we’ve evolved with the migration issue. I think also our business model, perhaps will be something that will interests other agencies. By that I mean, we had a one and a half billion dollar budget last year, and we used only 50 million – about 2% – to run the organization. And of the 10 thousand people, we only have 300 in headquarters. So it is a very lean administrative structure, which I think stands in contrast to some of our sister agencies. < Previous Next > With 244 million international migrants nowadays, the world needs to rectify the current “toxic narrative” of migration, says the UN’s migration chief, William Lacy Swing. In an interview with the UN News Centre Mr. Swing calls on the international community to show political leadership in dispelling the misconceptions surrounding migration, as well as combatting the rising xenophobia in various parts of the world. A woman and two children walk on a dirt road near the town of Gevgelija in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. They have crossed the border traveling from Idomeni in Greece. Photo: UNICEF/ KlincarovIn Mo Chit bus station in Bangkok. Buses arrive from across the country. Chiang Kong and Chiang Saen are at the centre of the Human Trafficking industry in Norther Thailand and some traffickers use the public bus system, as well as pick up trucks and mini buses to move their victims around. Photo: UNICEF/ HolmesEggar 15 with her teacher Lucy in Wan small bag theatre, which serves also as a tailoring workshop centre. The centre situated in Tagabe suburb in Vanuatu where most of the migrants from other Pacific islands live in informal settlements. Photo: UNICEF/ PirozziSara Dinora Ramos, 32, with her baby girl April, 4 months at the Senda de Vida shelter in Reynosa, Mexico. She left Honduras pregnant, trying to reach her sister in Alabama, USA, in time for the baby to be born. Photo: UNICEF/ ZehbrauskasZein Al-Faraji, 13, is taught how to dive by a group of Roumanian men in the Danube River, in Vienna, Austria. His family fled Basra, the southern Iraqi port city, in late 2015 and travelled through the Balkans to Vienna, Austria. Photo: UNICEF/ Gilbertson VII PhotoIrish Youth Ambassador Minahil Sarfraz, a refugee youth activist from Pakistan and Irish Youth Ambassador Natasha Esther Maimba, UNICEF and others are reminding world leaders to put #ChildrenFirst as they address the largest humanitarian crisis of displacement since World War II. Photo: UNICEF/ Markisz
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The stars aligned for organisers of Perth’s Greek Glendi Festival last weekend, mother nature cooperating with a 28 degree day.Thousands turned out to Russell Square in Northbridge to sample the best the Greek community had to offer from various regions of Greece, including traditional music and dance, delicious food, cooking demonstrations and even plate smashing for the added kefi. Perth’s own celebrity chef, Peter Manifis took part once again, demonstrating seafood-inspired dishes. While South Australia’s pastry chef and TV presenter, George Diakomichalis took care of the sweets with his sought-after bougatsa.George Diakomichalis during his filo masterclass at Perth Glendi.In preparation for the event, Diakomichalis paid a visit to St Andrews Grammar School on Friday to get the students involved with the cooking and says he was extremely surprised by their enthusiasm.“I walked into the kitchen together with 48 year 11 students and together we learnt how to make bougatsa. In all honesty, I didn’t expect the children to show so much interest in Greek cuisine. The effort they made to meticulously follow the recipes was really very touching,” the pastry chef told Neos Kosmos. “I actually discovered some great talent among them.”As trays of bougatsa baked in the oven, Darwin dance group OPA started the Glendi early with a performance in the school’s auditorium before the celebrations continued on Sunday without a hitch. Festival-goers enjoyed the day’s entertainment while indulging in everything from moussaka to octopus with a glass of ouzo, along with sweet treats baklava, kourabiethes and melomakarona. The Cypriot community also got involved, serving up mouthwatering chicken and lamb on the spit. The event also coincided with the launch of the Castellorizian community’s cookbook From Our Greek Kitchen To Yours, accompanied by cooking demonstrations of featured recipes for attendees to observe and sample. The Cypriot community’s delicious kontosouvli and lamb on the spit.“Personally, I got so much positive energy and inspiration from the children themselves, and that alone made it worthwhile to make the trip to celebrate alongside the Greek community of Perth,” Diakomichalis said. “The spring atmosphere was very festive and the positive energy and response from both the Greeks and Australians who attended, was for me, a boost of optimism and an escape from everyday life,” he said, adding that they are already discussing the program for next year’s Glendi.Proceeds raised through the event are being donated to various not-for-profit organisations across the Greek Australian community.To find out more about the Perth Glendi and stay informed about next year’s event, visit perthglendi.com.au, their Facebook page: www.facebook.com/perthglendi and Instagram: @perthglendi Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
Huawei : une nouvelle surcouche logicielle pour le 9 juinLe constructeur chinois va présenter une nouvelle surcouche pour ses terminaux mobiles équipés d’Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.A l’image de HTC avec Sense ou Samsung avec TouchWizz, et en attendant également Motorola, Huawei va également proposer une surcouche logicielle propre pour les terminaux mobiles équipés d’Android Ice Cream Sandwich. Baptisée Emotion UI, elle offre une alternative à l’interface standard d’Android 4.0, explique Clubic. Mais qu’apporte-t-elle en terme d’agrément ?Il semble, selon les premières images, que cette surcouche ne soit finalement pas très innovante. Il faudra attendre le 9 juin, pour en savoir plus, lorsque cette surcouche sera présentée. Elle devrait, par la suite, être déployée au cours du mois de juillet. Le 31 mai 2012 à 20:00 • Maxime Lambert
Finally, KFC Makes A Colonel Sanders Dating GameKFC Tests Plant-Based Beyond Fried Chicken in Atlanta Streaming online videos services like Netflix and Hulu and Amazon developing their own original shows is the new normal. Arguably, shows like Transparent and Orange is the New Black are artistically superior to what you can watch on network channels.However, what isn’t normal, at least not yet, is a brand creating a dramatic web show on one of these platforms to advance its agenda. But that’s exactly what everyone’s favorite Mexicanish fast food restaurant Chipotle did with 2014’s Farmed and Dangerous on Hulu.Take a look!Farmed and Dangerous is a four-episode show about an evil company called Animoil that wants to efficiently pump questionable chemicals directly into farm animals instead of letting them eat real food. You see, it’s all about the dangers of factory farms that other restaurants rely on.Legitimately celebrated actor Ray Wise (also appeared in the Tim and Eric movie around this time) plays the devilish PR rep using slick lies to convince the world that these dangerous agricultural practices are actually healthy, a moral mandate even. The only person who can save the world from exploding cows and eight-winged chicken is humble free-range cattle farmer Chip(otle) Randell and his Real Food.I’m not saying that Farmed and Dangerous is Triumph of the Will-level dangerous propaganda, but it is maybe one of the more ambitious and insidious examples of that hot new marketing trend Sponsored Content. If you’re fortunately unfamiliar with the concept, Sponsored Content (or Native Advertising) is content designed to look like original articles and videos but is actually a commercial.Sponsored Content is a thoroughly researched story on spicy chicken paid for by KFC. It’s lists about NYC’s girls sponsored by HBO’s Girls. And it’s a web show about the evils of factory farming produced by a restaurant that proudly advertises its ethical food sourcing for its decent tacos and burritos. It’s no secret that Chipotle is behind the show, but since the restaurant plays little if any role in the plot, if you weren’t paying attention you could think this is just some weird web miniseries that encourages you to support the farms Chipotle happens to also support.Warning consumers about the real dangers of artificial ingredients is certainly a noble goal (although Chipotle’s staunch refusal of GMO ingredients may have played a part in its recent, stock-killing viral epidemics). But my problem with Farmed and Dangerous is my problem with basically all of Sponsored Content. It’s designed for brands to creatively deceive users who either have ad blockers or are just smart enough to ignore more obvious ads into looking at the advertisement, which is as gross as it sounds. The only thing grosser is the oozing David Lynch nightmare imagery Farmed and Dangerous uses to further demonize its targets, which again probably deserve to be demonized.Sponsored Content lurks inside of honest editorial working against the audience’s own interests. As John Oliver explains, it’s the result of the wall between business and news independence/integrity eroding because folks can’t be bothered to pay for media. It’s like using colorful mascots to sneakily sell slop to children but for adults. At least I know Mac Tonight is a burger shill, unlike the very memorable Chip Randell.“I hope Farmed and Dangerous inspires other brands to stand for something,” the makers of Farmed and Dangerous finally breaking my will.This wasn’t even the first time Chipotle pulled a stunt like this. In 2013 the chain aired a lovingly animated short film (and subsequent mobile app) called The Scarecrow about evil farms set to a haunting Fiona Apple cover of “Pure Imagination.” Frank Ocean was originally involved until Chipotle refused to remove its branding from the “humanitarian” ad.The Chipotle cinematic universe is even interconnected since Ray Wise’s Farmed and Dangerous character Buck Marshall dismisses the video’s message.Farmed and Dangerous aired three years ago but currently there don’t seem to be any ways to watch it. It’s no longer on Hulu, and the website just links back to Chipotle. After all, these days the company does have more things to worry about than paying someone pretending to be Ray Wise to spout the company line on Twitter.I just wanted to document the show’s existence for weird internet/advertising historical purposes, so we don’t all trick ourselves into thinking this was another Street Sharks fever dream lie. Yes, it’s true, Chipotle really did make a propaganda web show. Stay on target
Radja Nainggolan could be on his way out of the Stadio Olimpico this summer, in a deal which could see him reunite with former boss Luciano Spalletti at Inter.Football Italia has reported that an agreement is in place for the midfielder to move to Milan for €29 million, with youth team starlet Nicolò Zaniolo joining him as part of the deal.Nainggolan was a standout performer in Roma’s campaign last season, with 6 goals and 11 assists in 42 appearances, as the club finished 3rd in Serie A and reached the semi-finals of the Champions League.Maurizio Sarri satisfied despite Juventus’ draw at Fiorentina Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Maurizio Sarri was satisfied with Juventus’ performance on Saturday afternoon after finishing a tough game at Fiorentina 0-0.Despite being consistently one of the best players in Italy over the past few seasons, Roberto Martinez omitted the midfielder from his Belgium Squad for the forthcoming World Cup.Although Nainggolan hasn’t hidden his disappointment over the snub, it is highly likely the midfielder will come back strongly with a point to prove next season, with Inter looking most likely to reap the benefits.Roma will miss the Belgians authoritative style which has been the driving force behind their recent success, however Justin Kluiverts imminent arrival from Ajax should go some way to softening the blow.
According to the Workingmums annual survey, published by Workingmums.co.uk in October 2016, almost a fifth (18%) of working mothers have been forced to leave their job because a flexible-working request has been turned down. Among respondents currently on maternity leave, 41% would not return to their job because of their employer’s refusal to accommodate flexible working. These are worrying figures; not only for the barriers created around women’s earnings and career progression, and the potential impact on their financial security and wellbeing, but also for businesses and society more widely. Can organisations and industry really afford to lose the knowledge, innovation, and skills that these employees bring to the table?While it is not always possible for employers to accommodate flexible-working requests, it is an issue that continues to rise up employees’ agendas. More than half (53%) of employee respondents would rather be offered flexible-working arrangements as a benefit than a 5% salary increase, and 45% would choose flexible working over a 10% pay rise, according to The competitive advantage of flexible and family-friendly working report, published by My Family Care and Hydrogen in October 2016. It is not just working parents that flexible-working policies can support, it can also help staff with adult and eldercare responsibilities, and give employees of all ages and lifestyles the opportunity to pursue their passions outside of work, such as a hobby, sports activity, or further learning.However, even where flexibility can be accommodated, perceived attitudes towards working flexibly remain a cause of concern among staff. My Family Care and Hydrogen’s report found that 26% of female employees and 18% of male employees worry that working flexibly could impact their career prospects, and more than a quarter (28%) of respondents feel uncomfortable talking to their employer about the possibility of introducing a more fluid working pattern.Fostering a supportive and inclusive workplace culture that makes flexible working visible within the organisation is a key step in removing negative perceptions, as is the role of senior leaders in demonstrating and communicating their support for flexibility and work-life balance. More than half (57%) of organisations in Working Families’ Top employers for working families benchmark report 2016, published in October, include the creation of a flexible and family-friendly workplace in their values and mission statement, and almost all (94%) have the support of senior leaders who champion flexibility.Changing attitudes and workplace culture is no small task, but with The competitive advantage of flexible and family-friendly working report finding that more than half (52%) of employees believe it will be more challenging for organisations to retain staff if they do not offer flexible working, it is surely a task worth undertaking.
The Election Commission is set to start the collection of photographs and fingerprints of potential voters, who filled voter registration forms earlier this year, at specific voter registration centres in the capital on Saturday, reports UNB.Besides, the dropped-out eligible people, who earlier failed to fill voter registration forms during the data collection campaign, will be able to get registered as possible voters going to the registration centres, director (PR) at the EC Secretariat SM Asaduzzaman told UNB on Thursday.On 25 July last, the commission started the door-to-door data collection drive across the country.Enumerators collected data of Bangladeshi citizens who were born on or before 1 January, 2000 throughout the country this year. They collected data of some 25,00,000 possible voters and 13 lakh dead voters during the campaign that concluded in August last.Subsequently the process of taking photographs and fingerprints of potential voters started in August across the country outside the capital.Now the Commission is going to begin the collection of photographs and fingerprints in the capital.Chief election commissioner KM Nurul Huda and EC acting secretary Helaluddin Ahmed will see the voter registration process at Siddheswari Girls College Registration Centre at the city’s Bailey Road on Saturday, Asaduzzaman said.Besides, election commissioner Mahbub Talukder will see the process at Kalachandpur Primary School registration centre in Gulshan on the same day, while three other election commissioners Rafiqul Islam, Kabita Khanam and Shahadat Hossain Chowdhury at Zigatola Model Primary School registration centre, Muslim Modern Academy centre in Dhaka Cantonment and Mirpur Adrasha High School centre respectively, the official added.The draft updated voter list will be published across the country on 2 January, 2018 to receive complaints over it. And the final voter list will be published on 31 January, 2018 after disposing of complaints, if any.According to the EC’s statistics, the country has some 101.68 million voters.
US President Donald Trump admitted Thursday he did not have recordings of his private meetings with fired FBI director James Comey, after fueling speculation for weeks of secret Oval Office tapes.”With all of the recently reported electronic surveillance, intercepts, unmasking and illegal leaking of information, I have no idea whether there are ‘tapes’ or recordings of my conversations with James Comey, but I did not make, and do not have, any such recordings,” Trump said on Twitter.The admission threw a new twist into allegations, fueled by Comey’s own claims, that Trump sought to stifle the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s investigation into possible collusion between Trump’s presidential campaign and Russian interference in last year’s election.Those allegations are believed to now be part of an independent Justice Department prosecutor’s probe into possible illegal obstruction of the investigation by the president.Trump’s tweet came after weeks of challenges to the White House to prove the assertion that he might have recordings of his private conversations with his former FBI chief, whom he fired on May 9.Facing a slew of criticism for sacking the man investigating the Russia scandal, Trump warned Comey there could be retribution if he revealed anything of their private conversations.”James Comey better hope that there are no ‘tapes’ of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!” Trump tweeted on May 12.That claim quickly raised concerns that Trump, like some US presidents in the past, was secretly recording all of his conversations in the White House.And it took on more weight when Comey leaked out his own private memorandums of several discussions with Trump, in which he described the president as improperly pressuring him over the Russia probe.’Extremely clear’In a June 8 hearing in Congress, Comey described several meetings with Trump and said he in fact hoped the tapes do exist, as they would support his account of their discussions.”I’ve seen the tweet about tapes. Lordy, I hope there are tapes,” he told the Senate Intelligence Committee.Meanwhile Democrats had demanded Trump come up with the tapes as they sought support for allegations of illegal obstruction of the Russia probe.On June 9, Democrats sitting on the House Intelligence Committee that is investigating Russian interference in the election and possible Trump campaign collusion demanded the White House turn over any tapes of Comey discussions by June 23.”Deadline to turn over any tapes of Comey conversations to House Intel — if they exist — is Friday. Time is running out for WH to comply,” Adam Schiff, the senior Democrat on the committee, said in a tweet early Thursday.Trump kept the speculation over the tapes running for weeks, repeatedly fending off questions about them with quips that he will answer the question “sometime in the near future,” as he said on June 9.White House deputy spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders fended off reporters’ questions as to whether other officials had made secret recordings in the White House.”The president’s statement today via Twitter is extremely clear,” she said.Asked if Trump regrets the original tweet, she replied: “I don’t think so.”But pressed on the reasoning behind that first message, Sanders replied: “I think it was more about raising the question of doubt in general.”
US president Donald Trump and his nominee for the US Supreme Court judge Brett Kavanaugh talk during an announcement event in the East Room of the White House in Washington, US on 9 July. Photo: ReutersPresident Donald Trump on Monday announced Brett Kavanaugh as his nominee for the US Supreme Court, picking a conservative federal appeals court judge who survived a previous tough Senate confirmation battle and helped investigate Democratic former president Bill Clinton in the 1990s.In picking the 53-year-old Kavanaugh, Trump aimed to entrench conservative control of the court for years to come with his second lifetime appointment to the nation’s highest judicial body in his first 18 months as president.Kavanaugh now faces what appears to be another fierce fight for confirmation in the Senate, where Trump’s fellow Republicans hold a slim majority. If confirmed, Kavanaugh would replace long-serving conservative Justice Anthony Kennedy, who announced his retirement on 27 June at age 81.“Throughout legal circles he’s considered a judge’s judge, a true thought leader among his peers,” Trump, who named conservative Justice Neil Gorsuch to the court last year, told an applauding audience in the White House East Room.“He’s a brilliant jurist with a clear and effective writing style, universally regarded as one of the finest and sharpest legal minds of our time. And just like Justice Gorsuch, he excelled as a legal clerk for Justice Kennedy,” Trump added, saying his nominee “deserves a swift confirmation and robust bipartisan support.”Kavanaugh has amassed a solidly conservative judicial record since 2006 on the influential US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, the same court where three current justices including Chief Justice John Roberts previously served. Some conservative activists have questioned whether he would rule sufficiently aggressively as a justice.Kavanaugh potentially could serve on the high court for decades. Trump’s other leading candidates for the post were fellow federal appellate judges Thomas Hardiman, Raymond Kethledge and Amy Coney Barrett.“My judicial philosophy is straightforward: a judge must be independent and must interpret the law, not make the law. A judge must interpret statutes as written. And a judge must interpret the Constitution as written, informed by history, and tradition and precedent,” Kavanaugh said during the ceremony in which he underscored his ties to his family and his Roman Catholic faith.Kavanaugh served as a senior White House official under Republican former President George W. Bush before Bush picked nominated him to the appeals court in 2003. But some Democrats accused him of excessive partisanship and it took three years before the Senate eventually voted to confirm him.Kavanaugh worked for Kenneth Starr, the independent counsel whose investigation of Clinton helped spur an effort by congressional Republicans in 1998 and 1999 to impeach the Democratic president and remove him from office. Kavanaugh in 2009 changed his tune on the Starr probe, arguing that presidents should be free from civil lawsuits, criminal prosecutions and investigations while in office.Trump defeated Clinton’s wife, Hillary Clinton, in the 2016 presidential election and has disparaged both Clintons.Democrats in the past also have pointed to Kavanaugh’s work for Bush during the recount fight in the pivotal state of Florida in the 2000 presidential election, a controversy that was resolved only after the conservative-majority Supreme Court sided with Bush over Democratic candidate Al Gore, settling the election outcome.Kavanaugh once served as a Supreme Court clerk under Kennedy.The appointment will not change the ideological breakdown of a court that already has a 5-4 conservative majority, but nevertheless could move the court to the right. Kennedy sometimes joined the liberal justices on key rulings on divisive social issues like abortion and gay rights, a practice his replacement may not duplicate.Kennedy, 81, announced on 27 June plans to retire after three decades on the court, effective on 31 July.Republicans hold a slim 51-49 majority in the Senate, though with ailing Senator John McCain battling cancer in his home state of Arizona they currently can muster only 50 votes. Without Republican defections, however, Senate rules leave Democrats with scant options to block confirmation of Trump’s nominee.‘Superb Choice’“President Trump has made a superb choice. Judge Brett Kavanaugh is an impressive nominee who is extremely well qualified to serve as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States,” said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who earlier in the day accused the “far left” of “scare tactics” to try to thwart the nomination.A group of Democratic senators from Republican-leaning states – lawmakers who could be pivotal in the confirmation fight – declined Trump’s invitation to attend the White House announcement.Trump last year appointed Gorsuch, who has already become one of the most conservative justices, after Senate Republicans in 2016 refused to consider Democratic former president Barack Obama’s nominee Merrick Garland to fill a vacancy left by the death of conservative Justice Antonin Scalia. As a result, Democrats have accused Republicans of stealing a Supreme Court seat. Gorsuch restored the court’s conservative majority.Democrats are certain to press Trump’s latest nominee on the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling that legalized abortion nationwide, a decision some conservatives – particularly conservative Christians – have long wanted to overturn.Trump has previously said he wanted “pro-life” justices opposed to abortion rights. Top Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer earlier on Monday said Trump’s nominee should be obligated to make his or her views clear on matters like the Roe ruling.The new justice can be expected to cast crucial votes on other matters of national importance including gay rights, gun control, the death penalty and voting rights. The court could also be called upon to render judgment on issues of personal significance to Trump and his administration including matters arising from special counsel Robert Mueller’s ongoing Russia-related investigation and several civil lawsuits pending against Trump.The timing of the nomination means that Kennedy’s replacement could be confirmed before the start of the Supreme Court’s next term on the first Monday in October
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The Global Regenerative Medicine Market was valued at $5,444 million in 2016, and is estimated to reach $39,325 million by 2023, registering a CAGR of 32.2% from 2017 to 2023. North America is the highest contributor in the regenerative medicine market in 2016; however, Asia-Pacific is expected to witness the highest growth rate during the forecast period.Currently, majority of the available treatments for degenerative or life-threatening diseases do not provide a cure or are palliative; however, regenerative medicines have the capability to replace or regenerate the tissues and organs that are injured or diseased. Moreover, the utilization of nanomaterials in wound care, drug delivery, and immunomodulation create growth opportunities for the regenerative medicines market.Download Sample Copy of this Report @ https://www.alliedmarketresearch.com/request-sample/391The major factors boosting the market growth include technological advancements in tissue and organ regeneration, increasing prevalence of chronic diseases and trauma emergencies, prominent potential of nanotechnology, and emergence of stem cell technology. Moreover, utilization of nanomaterials in wound care, drug delivery, and immunomodulation has opened growth avenues for the regenerative medicine market. However, stringent regulations, operational inefficiency, and high cost of regenerative medicine treatment are the key factors affecting the market growth. Furthermore, advancements in stem cell technology and achieving core competency in the emerging economies are expected to fuel the market growth. Developed nations have adopted technological advancements in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine sectors, which would aid the expansion of the global market.The cell therapy segment accounted for a significant share of about three-fifth the overall regenerative medicine market in 2016 due to the widespread adoption of cell therapy for treatment of several diseases such as musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, oncology, wound healing, and others. Small molecules and biologics has emerged as the fastest growing segment during the forecast period as these biologics are classic active substances delivering better overall economic return. These molecules have revolutionized the treatment of specific diseases such as musculoskeletal diseases, cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, and non-healing wounds.Send Enquiry on this report @ https://www.alliedmarketresearch.com/purchase-enquiry/391Musculoskeletal and wound healing segment accounted for about three-fifth share of the application market in 2016. Cell therapies are used in the treatment of musculoskeletal diseases such as bone tissue replacement, cartilage, tendon, and ligament repair and replacement. In addition, osteoporosis is one of the most prevalent diseases that require tissue engineering therapies. More than 75 million people suffer from osteoporosis in Europe, the U.S., and Japan every year, which boosts the demand for regenerative medicines.Geographically, North America accounted for majority of the share of the overall regenerative medicine market in 2016, and is expected to maintain this trend during the forecast period. This is attributed to high capital investment, high disposable income of patients, numerous clinical studies, and favorable government policies for the commercialization of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine products. However, Asia-Pacific is projected to be the fastest growing region throughout the analysis period due to the improving healthcare infrastructure and healthcare expenditures in the emerging markets, such as India and China, to overcome the unmet medical needs in these countries.Key Findings of the Regenerative Medicine Market:Small molecules and biologics segment is projected to grow at the highest rate among the product type segment during the analysis period.North America dominated global regenerative medicine market in 2016, and is projected to continue its dominance in future.China is expected to grow at the highest rate in the Asia-Pacific region during the forecast period.Biologically derived materials segment was the largest contributor among the material segments in 2016.The synthetic materials segment generated the highest revenue, and is expected to continue its dominance in future.The key players operating in the global regenerative medicine market include Stryker Corporation, Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc., Medtronic Plc., Athersys, Inc., U.S. Stem Cell, Inc. (Bioheart, Inc.), Organogenesis, Inc. (Advanced Biohealing), Integra Lifesciences Holdings Corporation, Acelity Holdings, Inc., Isto Biologics (Isto Biologics Medical Systems, Inc.), and CryoLife, Inc. Other prominent players in the value chain include Shimadzu Recursion Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Baxter International, Inc., DePuy Synthes Siemens Healthineers, General Electric (GE) Company, Koninklijke Philips N.V., Cloudmedx, Inc., and Bay Labs, Inc.For More Info on this Report, Visit @ https://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2019/03/25/1760280/0/en/Global-Regenerative-Medicine-Market-to-Reach-39-33-Bn-by-2023-at-32-2-CAGR-Says-Allied-Market-Research.html Regenerative Medicine Market
Posted by Share Friday, May 24, 2019 Tags: Air Canada rouge TORONTO — Last night Air Canada Rouge revealed its immersive pop-up at the Toronto Eaton Centre showcasing notable in-flight features available on routes to over 70 destinations.“We have continually enhanced our customer service since launching, including upgrades to our streaming in-flight entertainment system, installation of high-speed satellite Internet, new onboard food options, including a partnership with Freshii, and an improved Premium Rouge cabin,” said Andrew Shibata, Managing Director of Brand at Air Canada. “To celebrate these achievements and our ongoing refinements we wanted through this pop-up to let people sample the fun customers on Air Canada Rouge experience during their holidays,”.@AirCanadaRouge Pops Up in Toronto with Multi-Sensory Experience #ACMedia https://t.co/RQTPwBe2Vp//Air Canada Rouge propose une expérience multisensorielle à Toronto #ACMedia https://t.co/wApSp4Sbgq pic.twitter.com/BXWuUid3bn— Air Canada (@AirCanada) May 24, 2019Air Canada Rouge’s menu provides a variety of options onboard that ranges from healthy new options by Freshii, to complimentary hot meals on international flights and gourmet meals in Premium Rouge.More news: Hotel charges Bollywood star $8.50 for two bananas and the Internet has thoughtsIn terms of entertainment, Rouge offers high-speed, in-flight satellite Internet for passengers to stay fully connected while in the air, available for purchase on select flights.Other notable features onboard include the widest Economy seat of any leisure airline along with three different seating options. The advanced aircraft seating technology and adjustable headrests offer even more comfort, and for additional legroom there is the Preferred Seating option for a small additional charge.Visitors at the pop-up, which runs from May 24 to June 2, are able to walk the ‘Rouge’ carpet and catch a glimpse of top-rated new movies and TV programs that will be available for streaming to their devices. Guests also have the chance each day to win a pair of tickets to any one of the more than 70 destinations that Air Canada Rouge flies to around the world.With the departure of Duncan Bureau from his post as President of Air Canada Rouge, it is “business as usual” for Air Canada Rouge which will continue to be under the leadership of Michael Rousseau, Air Canada’s Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, says Air Canada spokesperson Angela Mah. She adds that a new head of the organization “will be announced in due course”. The latest from Air Canada Rouge: a T.O. pop-up and Rousseau takes over Travelweek Group << Previous PostNext Post >>
Update: Friday, Nov. 6, 9:45 p.m.Mark Lyons, the Colorado man who disappeared Thursday during the first leg of the grueling Ruta de los Conquistadores mountain bike race had signs of hypothermia and minor wounds when Red Cross rescuers found him Friday evening. He was taken to a clinic in Orotina, the Costa Rican Red Cross posted on its Facebook page.Several Spanish language news sites reported that Lyons had been swept down a river and slept in the forest on Thursday night. He is reportedly in good condition.Update: Friday, Nov. 6, 5:45 p.m.Organizers of Costa Rica’s grueling cross-country bike race Ruta de los Conquistadores are reporting that a Red Cross patrol has located U.S. cyclist Mark Lyons of Denver, Colorado. He reportedly is in good condition. The race’s Facebook page stated in all-caps: “MARK IS ALIVE AND WELL!!! THANK GOD!!!”Follow us for more updates on this story.Original post continues here:A 53-year-old man from the United States has gone missing while participating in the three-day mountain bike race Ruta de los Conquistadores that traverses Costa Rica, according to authorities from the Red Cross. The rider was identified as Mark Lyons of Denver, Colorado.Red Cross spokesman Gerald Jiménez told The Tico Times Friday that Lyons came to Costa Rica to participate in the grueling, world-renowned event with five friends, but that he failed to check in after first stage of the race on Thursday. Jiménez said Red Cross search teams have been working all of Friday to find the man, who they believe may have gone missing somewhere in Carara National Park in Puntarenas.“Since the race is known for being very difficult and requiring a certain level of expertise from riders, they are required to check in at the end of the stages,” he said. “The race organizers said that no one had been informed of the rider making it to the end of stage one last night.”The opening stage of Ruta de los Conquistadores was more than 100 kilometers of mostly jungle and mountain terrain that began in Playa Herradura, near Jacó, on the Pacific coast, and ended in Atenas, in the Central Valley. Facebook Comments Related posts:PHOTOS: Ruta de los Conquistadores bike race heads into final leg ‘The hardest mountain bike race in the world’ kicks off three-day trek across Costa Rica Costa Rican surfer disappears off Pacific coast Colombia’s Luis Mejía claims second straight Ruta de los Conquistadores title
Home Prices Homeownership Rate 2016-08-19 Seth Welborn in Daily Dose, Data, Featured, News Share August 19, 2016 580 Views Housing’s Good and Bad News Both Present Opportunity By Bill BodnarWith the news breaking that homeownership in the U.S. has dropped to its lowest point since 1965, consumer confidence in housing might be down. Another less-publicized stat came out days later: CoreLogic’s June report said home prices rose 5.7 percent year-over-year. Bad news and good news are both chances for mortgage loan officers (MLOs) and their Realtor partners to ferret out opportunity…they serve as an invitation for a conversation or referral. MLOs and agents should be putting out questions and thoughts to their prospects, past and present clients like….Don’t let low homeownership figures get you down—there are other lows that are very positive….This news makes a great pitch for refinance business or at the very least a mortgage review. It’s also an opportunity to find out if this person knows anyone still renting or who could also use a review.Homeownership rates may have reached lows—but prices sure haven’t. Here’s an invitation to discuss equity position, the ability to refinance, market pace, inventory shortages and plans for the next one to five years.Whether it’s a postcard, an email or even a call outline, industry news can be a goldmine for MLOs and their partners. The key is getting it out there in a timely, organized way with a provocative message that makes people want to know more and have a conversation that could open up possibilities for them and feed your pipeline. Automation can help you not only get the word out quickly to select target groups, but also fulfill important compliance requirements and preserve company branding. Coordinating and your marketing, branding and compliance and housing them in your CRM system will allow you to create and distribute messages quickly. Keeping up with industry news and how it can help consumers and generate business is great, but it doesn’t benefit anyone if you don’t follow up.Bill Bodnar is Senior Vice President of Strategic Accounts at Vantage Production and works with the nation’s largest lenders to increase production, efficiency and compliance. He plays a key role in the creation and publication of Mortgage Market Guide including the Daily Update and Instant Re-pricing Voice Broadcast Alerts.
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