Public Hearing on Confidentiality of Rate Filings

first_imgN.S. INSURANCE REVIEW BOARD–Public Hearing on Confidentiality ofRate Filings The Nova Scotia Insurance Review Board wants to hear frominsurance companies and other interested parties on the issue ofconfidentiality of documents filed with the board. Based onsubmissions presented, the board will make a decision on whatinformation should be held in confidence. The hearing will take place on Thursday, Aug. 26 from 9 a.m. to 4p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. If necessary, it will continue onFriday, Aug. 27, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. It will be held in thehearing room at the Utility and Review Board offices, 1601 LowerWater St., 3rd floor, Summit Place, Halifax. The board’s practice and procedural guidelines allow for hearingsto take place on issues of broad public interest. This hearingwill address information filed by companies as outlined in theboard’s disclosure requirements. For example, rate filings mustinclude information such as a company’s name, contact informationand proprietary information. A full list of the disclosurerequirements is available on the board’s website . All written submissions will be posted on the Nova ScotiaInsurance Review Board website and will also be available forviewing at the board’s office. Submissions must be filed with theboard’s office no later than Monday, Aug. 16. Those who would like to make an oral submission can do so byregistering in advance. The length of oral submissions is yet tobe determined, as it depends on the number of registrants at thehearings. Written submissions can be sent to the board by e-mail , by fax to 902-428-5781, or by mail to the NovaScotia Insurance Review Board, P.O. Box 697, Halifax, N.S., B3J2T8. For more information or to register, contact the board by phoneat 902-424-8685 or by e-mail at . The Nova Scotia Insurance Review Board is in an independent,quasi-judicial board mandated to regulate automobile insurance inNova Scotia. The board is subject to the provincial Freedom ofInformation and Protection of Privacy Act.last_img read more

Priscilla Presley Named Humane Horsewoman Of The Year

first_imgPriscilla Presley was named 2014 Humane Horsewoman of the Year by The Humane Society of the United States at a ceremony held during the Winter Equestrian Festival at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center in Wellington, Florida.The award recognizes Presley’s dedication to ending the cruel practice of “soring,” which involves the use of chemicals and other devices to inflict pain on the legs and hooves of Tennessee walking horses to produce a high-stepping gait for competitions.Presley worked tirelessly to raise awareness on the issue through the media and other speaking engagements. She traveled to Washington to urge Congress to strengthen the federal Horse Protection Act and finally put a stop to this inhumane training method. Along with Elvis Presley, she owned several Tennessee walking horses and shares a deep appreciation for the breed’s graceful, natural gait.Each year, The HSUS offers the award to an individual who demonstrates an outstanding commitment to protect America’s equines. Ending horse soring is one of the organization’s top priorities, along with other campaigns to protect equines from cruelty, neglect and slaughter.Source:Humane Societylast_img read more

Morocco Dismantles Five-Member Terrorist Cell

Rabat – Morocco’s Ministry of Interior has announced the dismantling of a five-member terrorist cell, on Saturday, across the country in the towns of Essaouira, western Morocco, and Sidi Alla Bahraoui, located 29.76 km (18.49 miles) away from Rabat.A release by the Ministry of Interior said the newly formed Central Bureau of Judicial Investigation (BCIJ) – dubbed as Morocco’s FBI by the media – dismantled a terrorist cell formed of five members who pledged allegiance to the terrorist organization ISIS.The release noted that BCIJ made the arrest of three members of this cell, in a house in Essaouira, in possession of 4 automatic guns, one sub-machine gun, 7 tear gas bombs, a large amount of explosives and swords. The cell was allegedly active in the cities of Beni Mellal, Sidi allal Bahraoui and Tinzouline (Province of Zagora), and was planning on carrying out a series of attacks across Morocco, before joining the military ranks of ISIS.The release said the suspects have been detained for questioning and will be brought to justice once the investigations finish.Morocco, which is on guard against deadly attacks of the type carried out by IS in Tunisia, prides itself on being a bastion in North Africa against Islamist extremism. Some steps to ensure this continuance have included the creation of anti-jihadist units and training of imams to preach tolerance. read more

Cenovus Energy operating earnings fall miss estimates in second quarter

CALGARY — Cenovus Energy Inc. (TSX:CVE) said Wednesday it remained committed to shipping an increasing amount of oil by rail, saying it’s convinced it can move the liquid safely despite the train disaster in Quebec that claimed dozens of lives.“We continue to believe that crude oil can be moved very safely by rail and what it does is give us access to a variety of niche markets that will help us to be able to optimize our overall realized pricing,” chief executive Brian Ferguson said in a call with analysts after releasing disappointing second-quarter results.“There is an ongoing investigation into the root cause of the accident and why it was so catastrophic.”Ferguson, who called the deadly train derailment in Lac-Megantic, Que., earlier this month “truly a very tragic situation,” but said Cenovus still aims to finish 2013 shipping 10,000 barrels per day by rail and increase that to 30,000 barrels a year later, as the fates of contentious pipeline projects remain undecided.“Safety in all of our operations of paramount importance to Cenovus, and we will continue to make sure that we do absolutely everything that we can to ensure that every barrel that we produce and every barrel that we transport is done in a very safe fashion.”The Calgary-based oil producer posted lower second-quarter profits on Wednesday as it recorded a couple of usual items related to its light oil assets and to a hit to its refining operations because of higher crude costs.Its shares fell five per cent or $1.66 per share on the Toronto stock market to $30.59.Cenovus had $255 million or 34 cents per share in operating earnings and a $179-million net profit in the second quarter, both down from a year earlier and well below analyst expectations.The operating earnings were 14 cents below a consensus estimate of 48 cents. In the second quarter of 2012, Cenovus had $284 million or 37 cents per share of operating earnings and $397 million of net profit.The company said its second quarter upstream results benefited from stable production, rising oil prices and a narrow light-heavy differential compared with first quarter.Cenovus also posted strong results from its refining operations, it said, adding that it anticipated the rest of the year will continue to experience volatile oil prices, but is confident its reliable oil growth, downstream integration and flexible conventional programs will prop up financial performance.The impact from the Calgary flooding was “very minor” for Cenovus’ operations, chief operating officer John Brannan said, and resulted in a loss of about a thousand barrels a day for the quarter.“The impact was limited to some temporary shut-ins in southern Alberta and a few interruptions at our oil sands assets,” said on the call.Cenovus said its total oil output was up 10 per cent from a year ago but it recorded a $57-million expense related to the sale of its Shaunavon light oil assets, announced late in the quarter and completed in July.The company also incurred a $46 million exploration expense related to another light oil play in Saskatchewan, and recognized a one-time $63 million pre-exploration expense related to an early-stage farm-in opportunity within its conventional business.Ferguson declined to provide details of the $63-million writedown, saying only that it related to a farm-in on its conventional oil operations.“Due to the contractual nature of the farm-in, I am not at liberty to give any additional details on it. I can tell you, and you have my assurances, that there is nothing else to come on this,” he said. “We decided to take a conservative approach, we have fully written off in the quarter the entire obligation.”The company also announced updated guidance for operating costs at its oilsands operations, which produce a heavy type of crude. The new range is between $3 and $3.30 per barrel, up from between $2.70 and $3 in the previous guidance.It’s also planning a maintenance shutdown at its Foster Creek development in September. Cenovus was created in 2009 when Encana Corp. (TSX:ECA) spun off its oil and refinery assets from its natural gas business.Most of Cenovus’ production comes from the oilsands, where steam is used to extract the bitumen from deep underground.Its Christina Lake and Foster Creek developments are part of a 50-50 joint venture with Houston energy giant ConocoPhillips. read more

BC miner RB Energy files for creditor protection

VANCOUVER – RB Energy Inc. said Tuesday it has filed for creditor protection under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act.The Vancouver-based miner says the filing through the Quebec Superior Court will help it achieve an orderly restructuring of its business and operations.Terms and conditions of the restructuring have not yet been determined.RB Energy owns Aguas Blancas, an iodine producing mine in northern Chile, and the Quebec Lithium Project near Val d’Or.RB Energy shutters Quebec lithium mine as financing failsOn Oct. 8, the company said it was unable to secure the funding needed to maintain operations and had halted work at its Quebec Lithium Project.For the three months ended June 30, the company said it earned a net profit of $1.3 million, or a penny per share.The company had lost the same amount in net profit and share price in the same quarter a year earlier. read more

In joint message top UN officials reaffirm importance of press freedom

With journalists facing increasing danger as they cover conflicts around the world, top UN officials have used the occasion of World Press Freedom Day to decry acts of violence against media representatives and reaffirm the vital importance of press freedom for human progress. “In each of the past two years, more than 50 journalists have been killed while covering violent conflicts,” Secretary-General Kofi Annan, Koïchiro Matsuura, the Director-General of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), and Mary Robinson, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, said in a joint message released in advance of the Day, which is traditionally marked on 3 May. This year’s observance is devoted to the question of terrorism and media freedom. The UN officials stressed that, increasingly, such deaths were not the result of war’s accidents, “but the outcome of a deliberate targeting of journalists by those seeking to prevent media exposure of their criminal, corrupt or terrorist activities.””Terrorism all too often includes violent attacks on reporters and publishers, including assassinations, abductions, torture and bombings of media offices,” they said, adding that journalists have human rights like anyone else. “Press freedom is an indispensable dimension of that wider freedom of expression that is each person’s birthright and one of the foundations for human progress.”In a separate message, the President of the UN General Assembly, Han Seung-soo of the Republic of Korea, also underscored the dangers faced by journalists in zones of conflict or crisis, and urged “State and non-State actors alike to take all measures possible to make the media profession a less dangerous one.”The UN will observe World Press Freedom Day in New York tomorrow with a panel discussion on such issues as national and international security vs. freedom of the press, televised coverage of terrorism trials, and the safety of journalists. Among those slated to participate are high-level UN officials and correspondents from Al-Jazeera, Court TV, CNN, The New York Times and The Times of India. There will also be a screening of a videotaped interview with Mariane Pearl, the widow of slain Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl. read more

UN refugee chief to visit Afghanistan Pakistan and Iran

The new head of the United Nations refugee agency on Tuesday begins his first official visit to Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iran, where his office has assisted 3.5 million out of the more than 4.4 million Afghans who have returned home from the two host countries since 2002, the office of the High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) announced today.High Commissioner António Guterres, who assumed his position this past June, plans to travel first to Kabul, Afghanistan, where he has meetings scheduled with several Afghan Government officials and UNHCR staff to discuss the repatriation and reintegration operation in the country, the agency’s largest. He will also be briefed about the longer-term prospects for Afghanistan’s reconstruction, which is crucial for any successful return programme, the agency said. On Wednesday, he will travel to the eastern city of Jalalabad, where he will visit recent returnees, UNHCR staff and local officials.Mr. Guterres arrives in Pakistan on Thursday for a two-day visit that is expected to include an inspection of UNHCR’s emergency operations for the victims of the devastating 8 October earthquake, as well as meetings with several senior Pakistani Government officials, donors and UN and non-governmental organizations.More than 3 million Afghan refugees remain outside their country, mainly in Pakistan and Iran, where Mr. Guterres is scheduled to arrive on Saturday. In both countries of asylum, the High Commissioner will discuss with Government officials the future prospects for those Afghans who may wish to remain.He is scheduled to return to the Geneva headquarters of UNHCR on November 28. read more

Besiktas Mogaz set price of Karim Hendawy to high for RK Vardar

The Egyptian No.1 between the posts, Karim Hendawy, was an early-season target of one of the strongest teams in European handball – RK Vardar Skopje. The Macedonian champions want to find replacement for Serbian goalkeepeer Strahinja Milic, who left the team due problems with kilos at the start of pre-season. However, it will be hard to find a proper quality as most of TOP goalkeepers are under contracts.Hendawy plays his second season at Besiktas Mogaz.The Turkish champions weren’t ready to let him out of the clu. Unofficially, the transfer fee was about 300.000. This sum was unacceptable for team from Skopje.PHOTO: France 2017 ← Previous Story IHF president Hassan Moustafa confirms: We think about 32 teams at World Championships Next Story → VIDEO: Dainis Kristopans is best goalscorer in SEHA history BESIKTAS MOGAZKarim HendawyRK Vardar Skopje read more

New York sues Trump for illegal conduct at family foundation

first_img Share3 Tweet Email Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Jun 14th 2018, 4:54 PM Image: Susan Walsh/AP/Press Association Images 20,874 Views New York sues Trump for ‘illegal conduct’ at family foundation Trump dismissed the suit as “ridiculous”. Short URLcenter_img File photo of Donald Trump. File photo of Donald Trump. Image: Susan Walsh/AP/Press Association Images Thursday 14 Jun 2018, 4:54 PM US PRESIDENT DONALD Trump’s foundation served as a personal piggy bank for his businesses, legal bills and presidential campaign, New York’s attorney general said in a lawsuit as she sued the charity, Trump and three of his children.The Donald J Trump Foundation “was little more than a chequebook for payments from Mr Trump or his businesses to nonprofits, regardless of their purpose or legality,” Democratic AG Barbara Underwood said as she sued to dissolve the foundation and seek $2.8 million in restitution.The lawsuit says the foundation illegally helped support the Republican’s campaign by raising money at a nationally televised fundraiser in January 2016, then allowing campaign staffers to dictate how the money was spent in grants.Foundation attorney Sheri Dillon and a Trump Organisation spokeswoman didn’t immediately respond to messages seeking comment. She still represents the foundation.Underwood’s predecessor, Democrat Eric Schneiderman, began investigating the foundation in 2016 following Washington Post reports that foundation spending personally benefited the presidential candidate. Schneiderman ordered the foundation to stop fundraising in New York.The Trump campaign, at the time, said the foundation intended to cooperate with the investigation. The campaign had previously called Schneiderman “a partisan hack” who backed Trump’s 2016 Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton. Trump dismissed the suit as “ridiculous”. “I won’t settle this case!” tweeted the US president, accusing “sleazy New York Democrats” of “doing everything they can to sue me”. 62 Comments By Paul Hosfordlast_img read more

Astros Upcoming Breath of the Wild A10 Headset is a Thing of

first_imgAstro Gaming and Nintendo are two of gaming’s biggest brands. It comes as no surprise the two companies would come together to create a unique peripheral that fans of both their products would love. The all-new The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild themed A10 combines Astro’s most affordable headset with symbols from one of gaming’s most beloved franchises. This new headset is specifically made for the Nintendo Switch.The new Nintendo Switch A10 headset features a stylish new black colorway with rich gold highlights and “classic” The Legend of Zelda iconography. It has full chat capability on Switch thanks to a new discreet chat cable. Like the original A10, the headset has a durable and highly adjustable headband, memory foam ear-cushions, and “precise” voice communications with the included omnidirectional mic. The headset works as intended whether you are playing the Switch in docked mode or on the go.“With our new wired headset for the Nintendo Switch, we celebrate the iconic gaming experience that The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild delivers to a new generation of gamers,” said Cris “Soup” Lee, head of licensing & partnerships, ASTRO Gaming. “We worked closely with Nintendo to create a stylish, uncompromising audio experience, with a special new chat adapter designed specifically for the Nintendo Switch. With the Nintendo Switch Online smartphone app, players can chat with their friends while playing compatible games at home or on the go.”Back in April of this year, Nintendo and Astro announced a multi-year agreement. This new The Legend of Zelda-themed A10 is the first product to come from this deal, but it certainly will not be the last. Expect a wide range of special edition headsets, speaker tags, and accessories based on other Nintendo properties like The Legend of Zelda and Super Mario Bros. in the near future.I actually got to try this headset out while at E3. I’m a fan of Astro’s headsets, so this wasn’t a hard sell for me. Of course, all of the awesome Legend of Zelda art on the headset just makes it that much better. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild A10 headset is expected to release later this year. Expect a full review of the headset at that time.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

Syngenta Opens New North America Seedcare Institute in Stanton Minn

first_imgInformation provided by SyngentaASA Chairman Wade Cowan (second from left) takes part in the ribbon cutting ceremony at Syngenta’s new Seedcare Institute in Stanton, Minn. Photo courtesy of SyngentaSyngenta unveiled its new Seedcare Institute in Stanton, Minn., during a grand opening celebration last week. American Soybean Association (ASA) Chairman and Brownfield, Texas farmer Wade Cowan, joined more than 150 industry leaders, government officials, Syngenta customers and employees to tour the 38,000-square-foot, free-standing facility on Syngenta’s Stanton campus.”This seed care facility is a prime example of the commitment Syngenta continues to make in advancing technology that not only benefits soybean producers, but agriculture as a whole,” Cowan said.Syngenta’s Seedcare Institute features the most sophisticated laboratories in the agricultural industry and is one of the premier seed treatment research facilities in the world. Five-times larger than the former Seedcare Institute, formally established at Stanton in in 2000, the new structure houses:Research and development (R&D) labsLabs for application, plantability, dust-off and quality assuranceClimate-controlled application and planter testing labsLarge-scale commercial application and performance area to simulate real-life experiences for customersModern customer classroom facilitiesSeed warehouseOffice and meeting space“The Syngenta Seedcare Institute in Stanton is a state-of-the-art research and training facility, offering enriched seed treatment education, better collaboration opportunities with customers, advanced training and personal application support,” said Vern Hawkins, president, Syngenta Crop Protection, LLC, and region director, North America.Syngenta invests more than $1.36 billion in R&D globally or $3.7 million every day.“Syngenta’s $20 million investment in seed treatment R&D at Stanton reinforces our commitment to helping farmers grow more, while using fewer resources and protecting the environment — today and tomorrow,” Hawkins said.Seed treatment is a valuable and effective tool for farmers. With seed treatment, a chemical or biological substance, typically a fungicide, insecticide or nematicide, is applied in small and precise amounts to the outside of the seed prior to planting. Seed treatment helps protect the seed and seedling against early-season insect pests and diseases that reside in the soil. And it helps the plant get off to a healthy start and develop a strong root system—the foundation of a strong, productive plant.Syngenta’s Seedcare Institute in Stanton tailors seed-treatment recipes for individual customers, then scales up the recipes from the lab to commercial-size treaters. Syngenta can simulate various climate conditions at time of treatment and adjust recipes for different crops and seed treating equipment.The new Seedcare Institute will allow Syngenta to meet the increasing demand by farmers and seed companies to protect high-value seeds and seed traits. Seed treatment in North America accounts for more than 30 percent of the global market. Syngenta’s Stanton campus provides an ideal spot for The Seedcare Institute in North America. It houses Syngenta’s main corn-breeding research station, is close to the majority of U.S. corn and soybean acres as well as many Syngenta customers, and is convenient to the Minneapolis Airport.To learn more about Syngenta Seedcare, click here.last_img read more

2 hospitalized after policeinvolved crash in Miami

first_imgUpdate: NW 27 Ave and NW 7 St has reopened and traffic is back to flowing in all directions.— Miami PD (@MiamiPD) August 7, 2017Police shut down the intersection for several hours as they investigated. The roadway reopened in both directions at around 10 p.m. The cause of the crash remains under investigation.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. MIAMI (WSVN) – Rescue crews took a City of Miami Police officer and another person to the hospital after, officials said, their vehicles collided in a busy intersection, Sunday evening.Police and fire rescue crews responded to the scene of the crash in the area of Northwest 27th Avenue and Seventh Street in Miami.According to investigators, the male officer collided with the other driver, just after 6 p.m.Paramedics transported both victims to Jackson Memorial Hospital in stable condition.last_img read more

Fayetteville Leaders Tout Strong Community Bonds at Army Commission Hearing

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR The National Commission on the Future of the Army’s public hearing in Fayetteville, N.C., Wednesday, was not intended to scrutinize Fort Bragg’s missions or its military value, but local officials who testified focused on the high degree of support the surrounding communities provide the post.“We here in Fayetteville get the Army,” Fayetteville City Manager Ted Vorhees told the commissioners.The commission’s task is to assess “the right mix between the active army, the National Guard and the Army Reserve to meet the nation’s requirements,” said retired Army Gen. Carter Ham, chairman of the eight-member panel.Cumberland County Commissioner Jimmy Keefe noted the close connections between Fort Bragg and its civilian neighbors, reported the Fayetteville Observer. About 70 percent of the installation’s troops live off post, for example. Keefe also pointed out that the county has one of the state’s few veterans courts.“Those are the kind of unique initiatives we take as a county,” Keefe said. “Our county leadership hopes to build on the leadership with Fort Bragg in their decision-making,” he added.Only one speaker addressed the Army’s plan to shift AH-64 Apache attack helicopters from the National Guard to the regular Army, one of the primary issues the commission will be taking up.Removing the Apaches from the National Guard would be a “huge risk,” Chief Warrant Officer 5 Rick Comer told the panel. When there was a heavy demand to train Apache pilots over the last 13 years, Fort Rucker, Ala., turned to the National Guard to supply instructor pilots.  “The Guard at any given time had eight to 12 instructor pilots at Fort Rucker supporting flight school. We take the Apaches out of the Guard, what do we do next time? We won’t have that capability,” said Comer, who served with the North Carolina National Guard for 30 years.last_img read more

Sylhet BCL unit dissolved

first_imgBCLSylhet district unit committee of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) has been dissolved over the killing its activist Omar Miad, reports UNB.BCL central executive committee took the decision on Wednesday night, said a media release signed by its president Saifur Rahman Shoag and general secretary SM Jakir Hossain.Earlier on Monday, Miad, 22, was stabbed to death in a factional clash near Tilagarh area of the city.Miad’s father filed a case with Shahporan police station on Wednesday night accusing 15 leaders and activist of district unit BCL, including its general secretary Rayhan Chowdhury, activist Tofayel Ahmed, and his brother Fakhrul Islam.Meanwhile, police arrested Tofayel Ahmed and Fakhrul Islam.The BCL central executive committee also asked the post aspirants to submit their Curriculum Vitae to the responsible central leaders within 25 October for forming a new committee.last_img read more

WEAA Planning Return to Its Roots

first_imgMorgan State University radio station WEAA (88.9 FM) is in the process of shaking things up.  And listeners could hear students in the university’s journalism program deliver the news on air as soon as the fall.It’s part of a plan to give students more hands on experience at the station.“We’re making a concerted effort now to ensure that students have a significant opportunity to take what they learn in the classroom into our radio station and participate in the programming of that station,” DeWayne Wickham, dean of Morgan’s School of Global Journalism and Communication, told the AFRO.WEAA became part of Morgan’s revamped journalism program that was launched in the fall of 2013.  It is one of the few Historically Black Colleges and Universities with a journalism school.Wickham said there was “a great disconnect” between the station and the program’s mission to educate students on how to be journalists.  The station is professionally staffed with students serving as interns.“[Students] weren’t on the air in any significant way; they weren’t taking those broadcast and journalism skills that they have been getting in our classroom,” Wickham said.Wickham said while the station will aim to create more opportunities for students to be on air, WEAA will still have a strong music base.  But he did not commit to whether the station will continue its heavy emphasis on jazz during the week.“Everything is up for analysis,” Wickham added.“The new GM is doing an assessment of all our staff.  I don’t think you’re going to see a wholesale of our professional staff; that’s just not going to happen.”The moves and proposed changes have prompted concerns among the professional staff, according to a source at the station who wished to remain anonymous.The future plans of WEAA became public when the station announced that long-time Baltimore talk show host Marc Steiner would be ending his daily talk show on the station at the end of July.Steiner joined WEAA in 2008 after 15 years with WJHU which later became WYPR.  WEAA management at the time wanted to increase the news and public affair output at the station.Wickham said the station is paying $100,000 a year to Steiner for his show plus an additional $9,000 a year for a producer. Steiner is also allowed to keep all of the money he sells in underwriting for his show.“Marc Steiner brought a good show to our station but we are a student learning lab,” he said while adding the station, mostly funded by the university, could not afford the costs anymore.The stations interim GM, Mireille Grangenois has been tasked with getting the station’s finances in order and to “build a bridge” between the classroom and the station.Grangenois was previously publisher the Chronicle of Higher Education and the Chronicle of Philanthropy. Previous career stops as an executive include the Baltimore Sun and Washington Post-Newsweek Interactive. Grangenois replaced Michele Williams.Wickham’s bigger plan to put students on the air is a return to WEAA’s roots when the station began broadcasting in 1977. He emphasized several times that the focus of the station is to train students.”“We conditioned some people to think that WEAA’s role is simply to be a provider of entertainment to a community beyond the university; it’s not that,” Wickham said.last_img read more

VIDEO Mike Tyson brought to tears when recalling seeing Tupac for the

first_imgMike Tyson has been at the center of some of the biggest fights in boxing history, but his September 7, 1996 Las Vegas fight against journeyman Bruce Sheldon will be remembered for preceding the murder of rap legend Tupac ShakurAs centerpieces of 90’s celebrity culture, Tyson and Tupac became friends, and Tyson was brought to tears during a recent radio interview when discussing seeing Tupac for the last time at the press conference following the fight. After seeing Pac at the presser, Tyson just went home, and was later awoken with the news of the fatal hit on Shakur.Even to this day, Tyson still has to fight back the tears when recalling it.last_img read more

Emirates named Worlds Best Airline at Skytrax World Airline Awards 20

first_imgEmirates named World’s Best Airline at Skytrax World Airline Awards 2016Emirates was today named the World’s Best Airline 2016 at the prestigious Skytrax World Airline Awards 2016, in addition to scooping up the awards for World’s Best Inflight Entertainment for a record 12th consecutive year, and Best Airline in the Middle East.Based on the results of the largest airline passenger satisfaction survey in the industry, the World’s Best Airline Awards are considered a global benchmark of airline excellence. This year’s Skytrax awards were based on a total of 19.2 million completed surveys covering 280 airlines, by customers hailing from more than 104 countries. The Skytrax survey measures quality standards across 41 key performance indicators of front-line products and services in the airline industry.This is the fourth time Emirates has won the top accolade since the airline awards were introduced 15 years ago; the airline won the first ever Skytrax World’s Best Airline in 2001, again in 2002 and in 2013. In total, Emirates has won a total of 20 Skytrax World Airline Awards since 2001.Sir Tim Clark, President Emirates Airline, said: “We are honoured to be recognised by the prestigious Skytrax awards. Emirates has always put our customers at the heart of what we do, and we work hard to deliver the very best experience possible to our customers at every touchpoint, every day, all around the world. We constantly invest in our product and services, both on the ground and in the air. We listen carefully to our customers, and then relentlessly challenge ourselves to deliver and exceed expectations. The fact that these awards are based on the direct feedback from passengers is gratifying and wonderful recognition for all of the hard work that’s gone into creating the Emirates experience.”Commenting on the Award, Edward Plaisted, CEO of Skytrax said: “This fourth World’s Best Airline title for Emirates is a fantastic achievement and true testament to the airline’s popularity. To satisfy customers from such a wide and diverse passenger base is not an easy task, but Emirates continues to gain superlative feedback from customers for its product and service offering from the front to the back of the aircraft. The IFE that Emirates provides is a continued focal point for passenger praise and it is important to note that customers were not only impressed with the programming but also the superior hardware standards, particularly for the A380 fleet.”Emirates is the world’s largest international airline, with an extensive network that has grown to offer its customers a choice of 154 destinations in 81 countries across six continents, with convenient connections through its hub in Dubai. The airline operates one of the world’s youngest modern wide-body fleets. These aircraft are not only more efficient to operate, but are also more comfortable for passengers to fly in – enabling Emirates to install and offer the latest onboard products.Over the past 12 months, Emirates has rolled out a number of new product and service investments, including the unveiling of a new 777-300ER Business Class seat; expanding its global Emirates Lounge network to 39 with the opening of new facilities in Cape Town; launching new children’s toys and activity kits both on board and in the lounges and new amenity kit bags for First and Business Class travellers, investing over US$140 million in its wine programme for all cabin classes in 2015 alone, and much more.On most of Emirates’ fleet, including all of its A380 aircraft, passengers in all classes can enjoy unprecedented Wi-Fi connectivity. On average, over a quarter of all passengers use the internet during their flight. This figure increases to half on flights over 12 hours. EmiratesSource = Emirateslast_img read more

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