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XFiles creator Chris Carter to be honoured at 2016 Vancouver International Film

first_img Twitter Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement At the event, Carter will open the Sustainable Production Forum at the Vancouver International Film Centre, where he will be a keynote speaker on the importance and future of sustainable production.This one-day event will focus on Vancouver as a destination for sustainable screen-based industry production. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment This year, the Vancouver International Film Festival will present its VIFF Industry Builder Award to the creator of the Vancouver-shot X-Files, Chris Carter.He’ll be presented with the award at a Greater Vancouver Board of Trade luncheon on October 7. This is the second year the award will be presented. Last year, the inaugural award was presented to Lionsgate Entertainment founder Frank Guistra.The paranormal investigation TV series, starring Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny, spawned two feature films as well as a 2016 TV mini-series. In addition, it helped establish Vancouver as one of the major film centres in North America. Login/Register With: Facebooklast_img read more

UN already assessing Gaza relief needs on first full day of halt

19 January 2009The United Nations has already started assessing the devastating damage and relief needs in the Gaza Strip on the first full day of a truce in fighting between Israel and Hamas, with the overall bill possibly reaching billions of dollars, amid a feeling of “overwhelming grief” among the 1.5 million inhabitants there, senior officials said today. “The pervasive sense here among the population is one of overwhelming grief, so many families have been destroyed in so many ways,” the top UN official in Gaza reported from ground zero, noting that at his last briefing on Friday he had hoped they would not have a further death toll. “But we did, and again the number of children that were killed since Friday were 42 out of 159 in total,” Gaza Director of Operations of the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) John Ging to journalists in New York by video link, adding that two of those children died in an UNRWA school that was shelled on Saturday.“Another terrible tragedy, two little boys, two brothers, five and seven, indisputably innocent, but also now dead,” he added. “What we have now is people back out, trying to come to terms with what has happened.”According to Palestinian figures that the UN has called credible, the casualty toll from the thee week offensive, which Israel said it launched to stop Hamas rocket attacks against it from Gaza, now stands at 1,340 dead, 460 of the children and 106 women, and 5,320 wounded, 1,855 of them children and 795 women, with a large proportion of the injuries severe, including burns and amputations. Thirteen Israeli were reported killed, including four from rocket fire.“It may not be very clear who actually won this conflict, if that concept means anything in Gaza but it’s pretty clear who lost and that’s the civilian population of Gaza, and to a much lesser extent the civilian population of southern Israel,” UN Under-Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator John Holmes told the same news briefing, adding that he intended to visit Gaza in the next few days.He said all the main crossings, which Israel has frequently closed in response to Hamas rocket attacks, were open today, and infrastructure repairs had allowed 100,000 more people to receive water, although 400,000 were still without it, but sewage was still flooding the streets of some towns in the north. Some 50 UN facilities were damaged. The number of supply trucks that crossed over into Gaza today topped 170, but this was relatively few compared to the daily rate of over 600 in 2005. Mr. Holmes said a Flash Appeal for urgent funding would be launched within 10 days, and while declining to give specific figures, he put the humanitarian relief needs in the hundreds of millions of dollars, and the overall bill including reconstruction as likely to be in the billions.Mr. Ging said that although he expected 20,000 of the people who had sought refuge in UNRWA schools to return to their homes tonight, that would still leave 35,000 seeking shelter. Aid operations are now running at full swing and people have access to basic aid, but it will still take a couple of days to repair infrastructure to supply water, he added.He stressed the terrible scenes of people removing bodies from the rubble. “It’s a really traumatic time for everybody,” he said. There’s a sense of relief that the fighting has stopped and now the challenge facing us is daunting…“My message to everybody is a simple one. We need to, number one, to ensure for the people of Gaza that they will be confident that accountability will be achieved for them, for their loss, through a legal process. Otherwise we concede to the agenda of extremism which is the rule of the gun. And secondly, and equally important, is to restore them to a dignified existence.“The people here have paid the price once again. The death toll is evidence of the price they have paid. We have to prioritize them. There are political complexities, of course, to overcome operational challenges.“But the bottom line is to restore them to a dignified existence, to give them a perspective which is positive, to mitigate against the agenda of extremism here to which violence is very much an important component. It feeds extremism and poverty and despair. To counter all of that we need to restart the economy here and that will involve opening up the crossing points, and not just for humanitarian assistance but to reactivate the economy.”The UN Development Programme (UNDP), in its capacity as facilitator of the UN early recovery team, has already announced that it will work with the West-Bank Palestinian Authority to assess damage and devise plans for rebuilding. The PA is committed to a two-state solution with both Israel and Palestine living side by aside in peace, while Hamas, which seized power in Gaza from the PA in 2007, does not recognize Israel’s right to exist.Immediate responses will include the removal of unexploded ordnance and the clearing of rubble so that social and economic reconstruction may begin.Meanwhile, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) Lifeline Gaza, launched a week ago at Egypt’s border with Gaza to raise awareness and resources for victims of the conflict, has already helped deliver urgently needed nutritious food in Khan (south), Der el Balah (centre) and Gaza City. Lifeline Gaza seeks $81 million for food and logistics for 365,000 people in peril. read more

Police search for farmer who disappeared after reporting arson attack

She said officers were looking for any signs of ‘whether William was taken poorly there’.“We know it has been just over four weeks since he has disappeared. ‘We have searched out buildings, other buildings on the land extensively – this is just the next stage.“This the deeper more involved search of the fields where the crops have grown.”Officers had already searched the perimeters of fields and buildings on the farm, which is located in Gosmore. William Taylor’s Land Rover Defender TD5 90 was burnt out just a week before he went missingCredit: SWNS.com/ SWNS.com “We have to do it incrementally, which is exactly what we are doing.”The alleged arson attack on Mr Taylor’s vehicle has not been connected to his disappearance, according to Hertfordshire Constabulary.A spokesperson for the police force said: “An allegation of arson was reported to police by Mr Taylor on Saturday, May 26.”His vehicle is believed to have been deliberately set alight. The investigation around this is currently on-going.”Mr Taylor’s Land Rover Defender TD5 90 was burnt out just a week before he went missing. William Taylor's Land Rover Defender TD5 90 was burnt out just a week before he went missing William Taylor went missing more than a month ago after reporting an arson attack Police have accessed Mr Taylor’s mobile phone records and bank accounts as part of their investigation.He is described as white and around 5ft 11in tall with a medium build and has short grey hair.Mr Taylor was last seen wearing a blue shirt, jeans and black wellies. Police are searching for 70-year-old farmer, William Taylor, who went missing more than a month ago after reporting an arson attack.Taylor disappeared from his £1.2m farm on June 3, days after reporting that his Land Rover had been deliberately set on fire.Police confirmed they have expanded their search this week. A spokesperson for Hertfordshire Constabulary said: “The latest searches cover a 1.7km radius of the farm where crops have grown to waist height and began on Thursday – they are continuing this weekend. The investigation remain a missing persons inquiry.On Friday officers carrying wooden sticks carried out line searches of oat fields that form part of the farm.Speaking from the farm North Hertfordshire chief inspector Julie Wheatley declined to say whether officers were searching for a body. William Taylor went missing more than a month ago after reporting an arson attackCredit: SWNS.com/ SWNS.com Chief inspector Wheatley said: “We have searched the house before, we searched initially … in the house and in the fields. Police return from searching farmlandCredit: SWNS.com/ SWNS.com Police return from searching farmland Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

New CARICOM Chair wants to create worlds first climate resilient region

New CARICOM Chair wants to create world’s first climate resilient region Incoming Chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Haiti’s President Jovenel Moïse says the regional grouping is moving towards creating the world’s first climate resilient region in the year ahead.Moise made the statement as he reflecting on the devastation caused by several natural disasters in the Caribbean during 2017.He said as “2018 dawns for the Caribbean Community, with the prospect of seizing an opportunity out of a crisis. As we begin the rebuilding process after the devastating hurricanes of last September, as well Hurricane Matthew, which pounded the region on October 3-4 , 2016, we do so with the aim of creating the first climate resilient Region in the world,” while delivering his New Year’s Message.Incoming CARICOM Chairman JoveAccording to the new CARICOM leader, it is an absolute necessity to create a climate smart Region given the effects of climate change which have brought droughts, mega hurricanes, heavy floods and unusual weather patterns, all of which adversely affect our development.“The social and economic gains that we have made individually and collectively must be protected against the onslaught of nature. The CARICOM Member States’, as well as the region’s non-member States’ production of greenhouse gases, is practically nil, even though they bear a disproportionate share of the consequences,” he further stated.Moïse stated too that the goodwill and pledges which have been forthcoming from the international community at two major global conferences in New York and Paris gives the Region hope that the necessary support to achieve its objective will be forthcoming. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedHigh-level Conference to mobilise resources for hurricane-ravaged CARICOM States set for NovemberOctober 31, 2017In “latest news”What unites us is stronger than what could isolate and divide us – Outgoing Chairman tells 39th CARICOM SummitJuly 6, 2018In “latest news”CSME running out of time, must get ‘buy in’ from the people – Barbados PMJuly 5, 2018In “Regional” read more

Letter Govts approach to matters of national importance is incoherent

Dear Editor,The confusion that has emerged regarding the appointment of a new Board of the Guyana Sugar Corporation (Guysuco) has brought, once again, to the fore what could only be described as the Administration’s shifting goalpost approach to the sugar industry. It can well be argued that the Coalition Government’s approach to many pressing matters of national importance is also incoherent and our policymakers are reactive rather than being proactive.While I will refrain from commenting on the individuals supposedly named, though I have reservations, the bungling mess that has ensued is sadly symptomatic of our Administration.  When one looks at the Administration’s changing positions regarding sugar, it is not difficult to reach such conclusions.Recall, the Sugar Commission of Inquiry. The APNU/AFC manifesto said the “APNU+AFC will convene a Commission of Inquiry into the operations of the Guyana Sugar Corporation… [to] review, analyze and recommend the way forward for the Guyana Sugar Industry, including options for infusing critical investments and the optimum utilisation of its valuable capital infrastructure”.  The Government on appointing that Commission of Inquiry said in a GINA report of June 26, 2015 that “…the eleven-member Commission…will develop a 15-year plan which is expected to bring the industry back to profitability to ensure long-term environmental and economic sustainability.” Then who can forget Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo saying at the National Cane Farmers Conference, according to an August 15, 2015 news report, that “…there was no question of Government scaling down or abandoning the industry”.After all of that and in spite the Sugar Commission saying no estate should be closed, the Government decided to close Wales Estate and President David Granger, in the January 26, 2016, is reported to have said that “The COI is not gospel”.Though from the previous statements, in the pre and post May, 2015 election, rationally one could conclude that the COI would guide the Administration’s approach to sugar. The President, went further saying “arrangements are going to be made over the next 11 months to ensure that the workers don’t get hurt, that they can be reemployed”. Well, we all know how that turned out and today the Wales workers, the cane farmers and their dependents have been hurt and remain jobless.Then after all that, President Granger, in the February 05, 2016 Guyana Chronicle, said “…it’s unlikely that (closure of another estate) is contemplated”. But just months after, the Government announced that Skeldon was to be sold and Rose Hall and Enmore closed.The President in the Chronicle article also reportedly said “…the CoI report would be discussed in the National Assembly, after which there would be a national consultation on the state of the sugar industry”. Again, time has shown that the President’s undertaking was unfulfilled.It should not be forgotten that the Government earlier this year voted against a motion which called for the Sugar COI report to be discussed by the Economic Services Committee.And, there was no national consultation as the President committed would be done. In fact, the sugar unions in spite of their efforts have contended that their engagements with the Administration remained wanting.Now the Government, in an about-turn of sorts, has decided to divest Rose Hall and Enmore rather than close those estates and move into diversification activities as it initially decided.Nevertheless, nearly 5,000 workers have been sent home and entire communities are now finding themselves in troubled waters. Furthermore, the diversification activities at Wales, it appears, have been shelved after millions of dollars were spent and hundreds of man and machine hours expended. And we are now told that $30 billion is required for GuySuCo over the next four (4) years.When one looks at the totality of the Government’s confused, disjointed and not well-thought-out adventure in the sugar industry one reaches the sad conclusion that the Government was not and is not serious about the sugar industry and the people who depend on it for their livelihoods.The ‘seat of your pants’ decision-making as we have seen playing out cannot be the modus operandi of any Government especially when the implications are so terrible.  As the APNU+AFC said during the 2015 campaign “IT IS TIME” that our leaders stop jetting off to exotic lands and take time to work in the interest of the people and our country.Yours faithfully,Patricia Persaud Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedLetters: Government sugar policy not clear at allSeptember 3, 2018In “Letters”Mass firing of sugar workers: AFC supports move, says sugar is ‘terminally ill’- RamjattanDecember 8, 2017In “latest news”Jagdeo blasts Gov’t over impending decision to close LBI estateApril 14, 2016In “latest news” read more

Canberra Glendi shines

first_imgCanberra’s 2016 Greek Glendi drew in record crowds last weekend, and with more volunteers than ever the event demonstrated the dynamism and passion of ACT’s Greek community.On Sunday the Glendi owned the main Harmony stage – the focus of the 2016 National Multicultural Festival, and while the Aegean Groove band blasted out a lively set to kick off proceedings, it was crowd favourites the multi-generational Canberra Hellenic Dancers who stole the show. The array of traditional dances (performed by 200 performers) was as enticing as the food on offer in the nearby stalls, as thousands of festivalgoers basked in hot sunshine amid wafting smoke from charcoal ovens and sizzling souvlaki. Even the long queues failed to deter a Canberra audience hungry for Hellenic delights.Over the course of the weekend an estimated 280,000 people descended on the city centre for the festival – 10,000 more than in 2015. ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr opened the Glendi alongside the Territory’s Multicultural Affairs Minister Yvette Berry, Greece’s new Ambassador to Australia Ekaterini Xagorari, and High Commissioner for Cyprus Ioanna Malliotis. In his speech, the chief minister paid tribute to the contribution of the Hellenic community to the ACT’s economic and cultural life over generations. Reflecting on Sunday’s success, Glendi subcommittee vice-chair Georgia Alexandrou told Neos Kosmos that she was delighted the 2016 event had set a new benchmark for community involvement.“We had a record number of volunteers, with 150 people helping to prepare food, set up, cook, serve, pack up and clean. What a great community effort it has been.”Mrs Alexandrou said the biggest satisfaction for the organising committee was “to see the younger generation working next to their parents and grandparents – Yiayia and Pappou – learning, sharing experiences and laughing together.“The contribution of our sponsors, with the Hellenic Club as our premium sponsor, and the hard work of all the volunteers contributed greatly to our goal; to raise money for work we’re planning to undertake at St Nicholas Church before its 50th birthday celebration next year. Once again we proved to all that working united, we can achieve more.”Steve Kalenderidis, president of the Greek Orthodox Community of Canberra, said he was heartened by the greater number of younger volunteers involved in this year’s event.“I thought everything went really well. It’s important to bring people together and I feel my biggest challenge as the Community’s president is to get younger members of the community involved, not just the very young, but middle-aged members of the community.“This is about continuing heritage. We had 200 young people take part in the dance events and for them it’s the highlight of the year.” Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Horror Noire Continues Scariest Black History Month Yet

first_img Watch These Movies Before ‘Don’t Let Go’‘Cannon Busters’ Is The Black Anime We’ve Been Waiting… Stay on target Horror movies are especially effective when they tap into real-life fears and exaggerate them to truly terrifying proportions. What if your nightmares could actually hurt you? What if there was something actually scary in the dark? What if your dead children came back to life and tried to kill you?And as we’ve said before, the reason why horror centering around Black people works so well is that the actual Black experience is already so horrific and violent in a white supremacist society that you don’t need to change it that much to make it scary. Just turn on the news and see what’s happening in Virginia (and everywhere in America). Ask Liam Neeson about!That’s why there’s such a rich tradition of Black horror movies. And if you want to learn more now you can with Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror, an original documentary on horror movie streaming service Shudder.The documentary is based on the book by Dr. Robin R. Means Coleman and explores how horror filmmaking and Black filmmaking have been entwined throughout the decades, how horror is such a potent vehicle for Black art. You’ve got your Blaculas, your Black Frankensteins, your hauntings in both slave plantations and Chicago housing projects. And don’t even get us started on zombies, a Haitian nightmare of being a slave even after death reworked into Romero’s surprisingly socially conscious 1968 Night of the Living Dead kicking off the whole undead craze.Horror Noire also features interviews with the Black artists behind these projects. Horror filmmaking tends to attract more outsider artists with its looser restrictions and limited budgets. So combine that with already being marginalized in the studio system because of your race and it’s a perfect fit. Guests include Candyman himself Tony Todd and Jordan Peele, the modern Black horror mastermind behind Get Out, the upcoming Us, and the Twilight Zone reboot.Horror Noire is streaming now on Shudder. For less terrifying Black streaming content check out Blaxploitation destination Brown Sugar. And see all of Geek.com’s Black History Month coverage right here.last_img read more

Forestry Jobs Lost But Haines May Retain Part Of Office

first_imgHaines State Forest (Credit: Flickr/~dgies)Two forester jobs in Haines and two in Ketchikan are wiped out in the state budget approved by the legislature earlier this week. Gov. Bill Walker’s proposed changes to that budget would add some money back into the Department of Natural Resources, but they wouldn’t bring back Southeast forester jobs. However, the two-person Haines State Forest office won’t be completely lost.Budget reductions will likely force Director of Forestry Chris Maisch to cut 25 jobs and 10 internships around the state.“It’s been probably my biggest professional challenge as a manager and as a forester,” Maisch said. “And I’ve been doing this type of work for over 33 years.”In Haines, the two foresters make up the entire local office. They manage timber sales, maintain access roads, take charge of fire prevention. Losing both of those jobs would leave Haines State Forest management to someone in Juneau or Ketchikan.“We know the community depends on a lot on the access, the firewood and the opportunity to have some economic development associated with the forest,” Maisch said. “We felt it was important to support residents in the community of Haines.”Maisch says, out of all the towns and cities that are losing forestry staff, Haines has been the most outspoken.“I want people to know that we were listening and paying attention to that,” he said. “It does mean that we dug a little deeper to try and improve the situation.”Maisch didn’t want to leave Haines completely unmanned. So, DNR Forestry reallocated $106,000 to fund a seasonal, 9-month forester job in Haines. That money pays for salary and benefits as well as the office, utilities, fuel and a vehicle.Along with losing about one and a third employees in Haines, starting in July, Ketchikan will lose two foresters. That downsizes their office to four – three foresters and one administrator.“So we will obviously not have as much manpower as we once had to do forest management activity across Southeast Alaska,” Maisch said. “We will have enough to continue the program, but the remaining staff will be stretched thinner and have to travel more to do the work that needs to be completed across Southeast.”It’s too soon to say whether one of the current Haines foresters will move into the seasonal job come July. Roy Josephson and Greg Palmieri more than 30 years of experience combined managing the forest in Haines.Maisch thinks the seasonal position in Haines is sustainable. He says revenue from big timber sales like the 800-acre proposed Baby Brown sale would help, but it’s not necessary to keep the position.However, if the state makes more cuts to DNR Forestry in coming years, Maisch says there are no guarantees.last_img read more

Telangana achieves 4 per cent of Indias revenue through GST

The state has collected Rs 36,212 crore through GST in 2018-19 financial year which is 4 per cent of the overall GST revenues in the country. Besides, the monthly average revenue has also grown by 28 per cent in Hyderabad. According to the central GST officials, Telangana has 3 per cent of the country’s taxpayers. Of the total target of Rs 14,920 crore, the state itself can make Rs 18,565 crore through the tax. For the year 2018-19, the Hyderabad has performed well by collecting Rs 175 crore along with the pending taxes. Also Read – Farmers stage rasta roko against urea shortage in Kamareddy Advertise With Us Tax evasion of Rs 458 crore was detected by the GST Hyderabad officials, out of which Rs 272 crore was recovered excluding the fake invoices. The officials detected Rs 277 crore amount through fake invoices made by 36 companies till May 31, 2019 of which Rs 34 crore was recovered. The officials arrested 15 persons for evading GST. read more

Government schools witness huge surge in admissions

first_imgTirupati: Taking everyone by surprise, the demand for seats in government schools in Chittoor district has recorded a steep increase this academic year. What is more significant was that government schools got 52,650 new admissions this year. Of them, 27, 169 joined in first class and 25,481 have been admitted in various classes and they have come from private schools. Even, the Education department officials have not expected such increase in demand for government schools. Explaining the reasons, both teachers and parents have maintained that the performance of government schools has been improving a lot. Also Read – Rs 65.30lakhs Exgratia paid to deceased family Advertise With Us These schools were having experienced and qualified faculty, virtual classrooms and other attractions. The performance of government school students in Class X examinations was also improving over the years, said a teacher. Another factor that might have helped for the increase in demand was the reduction in the payment capacity of parents due to continuous droughts, said another teacher. There was another opinion that Amma Vodi scheme has also helped for the increase in enrolment for admissions in government schools as the parents initially thought that scheme would be applicable for government schools only. Also Read – Three of a family commits suicide at Amalapuram in East Godavari Advertise With Us The shifting of thousands of students from private schools to government schools should be seen from this perspective, the teachers argue, who demanded the government to confine the scheme only to the mothers of government school children. Some government schools in the district have been performing extraordinarily well which have already displayed ‘No seats’ boards. Vivekananda Municipal School in Madanapalle was the first such school which has gained much popularity among public and parents have queued up to admit their children there. Advertise With Us “Availability of English Medium, free textbooks and uniforms, introduction of modern method of teaching by experienced faculty are the prime factors for admitting our two children in government school, said L Parameswari of Tirupati. DEO Dr K Panduranga Swamy told The Hans India that this trend will increase the responsibility of teachers, who need to fulfil the aspirations of the parents and students. When asked about the faculty availability, he said that several teachers will get promotions in the next few days to high schools. For primary schools, additional teachers may be required. He also said that they have been taking steps to provide additional textbooks to the newly joined students. Now, it’s for the government to take steps to strengthen government schools and keep up the momentum by completing the recruitment of teachers without further delay, he said.last_img read more

Minecraft is more popular than Call of Duty on Xbox Live

first_imgIf there was ever any doubt that Minecraft was one of the most popular games of all time, let that doubt be wiped away now. Incredibly, Xbox Live gamers actually enjoy building things more than shooting each other. The latest stats show Minecraft is now more popular than Call of Duty on Microsoft’s console.Xbox Live activity for last week (starting October 15) showed Minecraft to be the most played game for the last 7 days beating Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, which sits in the number two spot, and Fifa 13 which is third. The statistics were compiled by totaling unique users who were connected to Xbox Live across the globe.It’s no surprise that Minecraft on Xbox 360 has seen so much success on the Xbox 360. When the game first launched it made a profit within its first hour of release, but even so, it takes a lot to beat the ever popular COD series. Currently, Minecraft‘s console version is exclusive to Xbox 360 and 4J Studios has done a great job of keeping it updated and running smoothly to keep fans happy. It’s also worth mentioning how impressive it is for an Xbox Arcade game to be beating full retail games, especially recent releases such as Borderlands 2 and even Xbox favorite Halo: Reach.It’s unclear how long Minecraft’s popularity will last, especially with some huge new games coming out soon such as Call of Duty Black Ops 2, but I’m sure developer Mojang and Notch will be celebrating while they can.via thesixthaxislast_img read more

How to Use Windows 10s New Screenshot Tool

first_imgHow to Use Microsoft Excel Like a ProHow to Use Microsoft Word Like a ProHow to Use Windows 10 by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeKelley Blue Book5 Mid-engine Corvettes That Weren’tKelley Blue BookUndoGrepolis – Free Online GameGamers Around the World Have Been Waiting for this GameGrepolis – Free Online GameUndoTODAYPolice Identify Girl Licking Ice Cream Tub In Viral VideoTODAYUndoMy Food and FamilyHealthy, Homemade Drunken Thai Noodles In Just 20 MinutesMy Food and FamilyUndoForbes.com12 House Renovation Mistakes, In PicturesForbes.comUndoVerizon WirelessThis new phone will blow your mind.Verizon WirelessUndoAdvertisement Windows 10’s Redstone 5 update this fall brings with it a modern screenshot tool that Microsoft has lacked since, well, forever. Better still, the tool is easily accessible through a keyboard shortcut that lets you screenshot all, or part of your screen, and even add annotations. The feature is available now if you’re using the Windows Insider build. For everyone else, you’ll have to wait until the Fall release.MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro: Which 13-inch MacBook Is Right For You?Apple’s entry-level MacBook Air and Pro look pretty similar, but our testing proved they differ in crucial ways.Your Recommended PlaylistVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放Which Cheap Tablet Is Best? Amazon Fire 7 vs Walmart Onn02:45关闭选项Automated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-US facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/windows-10-screenshot-tool?jwsource=cl已复制直播00:0003:4603:46 Open any Windows program or application. To use the new clipping tool, press Windows + Shift + S. For those using the April 2018 update (or earlier) this brings up an interface that allows you to select a portion of your screen and copy it to your clipboard. For Windows Insider builds, and on Redstone 5, you’ll see a bar atop the screen with four buttons. To screenshot a rectangular section of your screen, click the Rectangular Cip button at the left of the bar. Drag the rectangle over the area you’d like to clip and release the mouse button. To draw your own shape, click the Freeform Clip button next to Rectangular Clip. Draw the shape you’d like and release the mouse button to capture the clipped area. To take a screenshot of your entire screen, click the Full Screen clip to the right, next to the Close button. The new screenshot tools aves the clips to your Clipboard, like it always has. But you can now access each quickly by clicking on the pop-up that appears at the bottom right of your screen after each screenshot. last_img read more

Winneraday for 150 days with NewLeaf Travel Company

first_img Abbotsford – Despite a rocky start, NewLeaf Travel Company has finally found its wings, having just announced that it has transported over 150,000 people in Canada in collaboration with Flair Airlines.This milestone was reached in under six months of operations. To commemorate, NewLeaf is launching a trip giveaway that awards a winner a day for 150 days. Beginning on Feb. 1 and ending on July 1, the contest is meant to coincide with Canada’s 150th birthday.“We have frequent travellers, and we have also stimulated the travel industry by bringing new travellers; Canadians are taking advantage of our ultra-low-fares, and enjoying the fact that going across the country for the weekend is now in the realm of possibility,” stated Jim Young, President & CEO, NewLeaf Travel Company. “We’re changing the way Canadians think about travel. You no longer have to wait for your summer holiday to take a trip, with our low fares it’s possible to take multiple shorter trips throughout the year.”To be eligible to win one of the 150 trips, travellers can sign up through gonewleaf.ca. All customers who are already subscribed to NewLeaf are automatically entered to win.“This is our way of saying ‘thank you’ for travelling with us, as well as a prompt and encouragement to travel this beautiful country of ours!” added Young.For more information, visit GoNewLeaf.ca. Tags: NewLeaf Travel Share Posted by The Canadian Press center_img << Previous PostNext Post >> Winner-a-day for 150 days with NewLeaf Travel Company Monday, January 23, 2017 last_img read more

Win a dream trip with Exodus new Bucket List Bingo

first_img Share Posted by << Previous PostNext Post >> Travelweek Group Win a dream trip with Exodus’ new Bucket List Bingocenter_img Tuesday, January 30, 2018 Tags: Contests, Exodus Travels TORONTO — Who’s up for a game of Bingo? Exodus Travels is giving travel agents the chance to win big with its newly launched ‘Bucket List Bingo’, a new promotion that includes dream trips to bucket-list destinations.Between Feb. 1-June 30, agents can cross off tiles on Exodus’ Bingo card, corresponding with trips booked by each new client (valid on new bookings only). The first five agents to complete a full line will win an ultimate getaway, awarded on a first come, first served basis.Prize trips include: the 10-day ‘Hawaii Islands Adventure’, the eight-day ‘Classic Tanzania Safari’, the 10-day ‘Galapagos Islands’, the nine-day ‘Highlights of Northern India’, the seven-day ‘A Taste of Peru’, and the 10-day ‘Antarctic Explorer’.For more information go to exodustravels.com.last_img read more

Faced with a 500000 Caja debt La Condesa Hotel closes firing 140

first_imgRelated posts:San José business group including former fugitive Luis Milanés closes 103-year-old hotel and 2 casinos Tech support company Motif closes operations in Costa Rica, laying off 90 workers El Gallito stores close after 106 years in business; more than 200 employees dismissed US company Suttle to relocate its Costa Rica operations to Minnesota A ₡266 million ($498,000) debt with the Costa Rican Social Security System, or Caja, has prompted the indefinite closure of Heredia-based La Condesa Hotel. A staff of 140 employees has been let go.Employees were notified of their dismissal on Monday. Two days later, some sought legal assistance at the Labor Ministry, saying they had not been paid for September. They also claimed not to receive any information on severance pay.The Caja ordered the hotel closed on Sept. 19. Hotel owners responded by agreeing to make a partial payment of ₡87 million ($163,000) to keep the business operating, Caja Collections Director Luis Diego Calderón said. That payment was due on Sept. 30. Owners missed that payment and on Monday notified staff of the decision to close.Following the Sept. 19 Caja order, hotel administrators canceled special events, and in a written message, informed customers the hotel was unable to refund reservations in the near future.Several messages on the hotel’s social media profiles on Wednesday stated that customers were not notified of cancellations or the refund process for pre-visit payments.The hotel’s Facebook and Twitter pages haven’t been updated since Sept. 19, and attempts to contact hotel representatives on Wednesday evening were unsuccessful.The only update is a message posted on the hotel’s website stating that it is out of business until further notice due to a Caja order, and that “this situation also affects the Internet host.”Inquiries should be sent by email to: hotelvillaslacondesa@gmail.com, the message states. Facebook Commentslast_img read more

Entire Travel Group 2018 trade soirees

first_imgEntire Travel Group 2018 trade soireesEntire Travel Group 2018 trade soireesThis week Entire Travel Group (ETG) hosted agents from across Sydney and Melbourne at Luna Park, Sydney and Alto, Melbourne, for an update on the company and its destinations. Attendees were treated to fine food, wines, and entertainment reflecting the incredible destinations represented by the group’s ‘Travel Connection’ stable of brands; French, Tahiti, New Caledonia, Barge, and Spain & Portugal.The events showcased the five specialist brands, with information and updates delivered throughout the programme, including the announcement of two trade incentives. Tahiti Travel Connection and French Travel Connection will be sending top selling agents on wonderful experiences through Tahiti and Monaco, respectively. Full details can be found on ETG’s agent portal.Several key partners were present to deliver talks and give away prizes, including Tahiti Tourisme, Air Tahiti Nui, New Caledonia Tourism, Air Calin, Atout France, Monaco Tourism, DriveAway Holidays and International Rail among others. Prizes included champagne, perfume, and International Rail passes, with two very lucky agents also going home having won trips to gorgeous New Caledonia!For more information contact Entire Travel Group on 1300 858 304 or visit http://www.entiretravel.com.auSource = Entire Travel Grouplast_img read more

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