Feds paid near top dollar for Trans Mountain pipeline spending watchdog says

first_img“If it was a car, we would say they paid sticker price, they didn’t negotiate very much, they didn’t get that many deals or manufacturers rebates _ quite the opposite,” Giroux told reporters Thursday morning.Expanding the pipeline’s capacity will come at an estimated cost of $9.3 billion if the project is completed by Dec. 31, 2021, the PBO estimates.But should the project encounter any construction delays or cost increases, Giroux says, “then it’s quite clear to us that the government would have overpaid” for the pipeline.An existing pipeline connects Alberta’s oilpatch northeast of Edmonton to a terminal in Burnaby, B.C., and its owner Kinder Morgan tried to expand it for years to increase the amount of crude oil it could carry. The federal government bought the pipeline from Kinder Morgan in August after political opposition to expanding the pipeline between Alberta and the B.C. coast gave the company and its investors cold feet. (It announced the purchase price as $4.5 billion but Giroux reported that after final adjustments, the net payment to Kinder Morgan was $4.4 billion.)The PBO analysis did note the project could have positive impacts on the country’s economy and on oil prices if the expansion is completed on time and on budget. But the fact the government was the only buyer is a warning sign.“It’s a very risky project to have bought something that nobody else in the private sector wanted to acquire. There are lots of retirement or pension plans that like to buy infrastructure of that nature that generate streams of revenues,” Giroux said. The board is to have its report ready by Feb. 22. “From a financial perspective, the risks are significant for taxpayers, but should this get built, it will be a relief for the oil sector in Alberta because it will accelerate the opening of markets for Canadian oil.”If the pipeline expansion does not go ahead, the value of the project would drop significantly, and cause the government to lose upwards of $2.5 billion, Giroux added, calling this the worst-case scenario.The Federal Court of Appeal struck down Ottawa’s approval of the project in a ruling last August, saying Canada failed to meaningfully consult with First Nations and that the National Energy Board failed to examine how the project would affect marine life.Ottawa is now consulting with Indigenous groups and the board has been reviewing the marine effects.center_img OTTAWA, O.N. – Canada’s parliamentary budget watchdog says the Liberal government paid the “sticker price” when it bought the Trans Mountain pipeline from Kinder Morgan for $4.4 billion.Parliamentary Budget Officer Yves Giroux estimates the Trans Mountain pipeline and planned expansion project are worth between $3.6 billion and $4.6 billion.This means government’s purchase price of $4.4 billion was at the high end of the project’s total calculated value.last_img read more

Ban Kimoon calls on Kenyans to wake up and halt violence

“The killing must stop. The violence must end for the sake of the Kenyan people, for the sake of Kenya,” Mr. Ban said at a press conference in the capital, Nairobi.Mr. Ban is in Kenya to give his full support to the Panel of Eminent African Persons, led by former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, which is trying to resolve the crisis that began just over a month ago after Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki was declared the winner over opposition leader Raila Odinga in December elections.In a meeting yesterday with President Kibaki on the sidelines of the African Union summit in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, Mr. Ban encouraged the Kenyan leader to move toward a quick resolution of the crisis. On arrival in Nairobi today, the Secretary-General met with Mr. Odinga, as well as Mr. Annan and his mediation team.Pointing to a humanitarian crisis that is “unprecedented” in Kenya, Mr. Ban called on all political leaders to look beyond individual or partisan interests and resolve their differences peacefully.“The people and leaders of Kenya, particularly political leaders, have the duty, and the responsibility, to wake up and reverse this tragic path before it escalates into the horrors of mass killings and devastation we have witnessed in recent history,” he stated.As the violence persists in parts of the country, UN agencies and their partners are continuing to assist the Government and the Kenya Red Cross in providing relief to those affected.The UN World Food Programme (WFP) says the violence affecting the main roads through the Rift Valley and towards Uganda in recent days has interrupted the transportation of commercial food as well as food aid. Trucks carrying WFP food could go from Mombasa to Nairobi without escort, but escorts were necessary when the trucks drove out of Nairobi and through the Rift Valley. Rising fuel prices were also affecting food delivery.The agency also notes a shortage of food in the markets around the country, and an increase in food prices. To date, WFP has helped distribute food to more than 185,000 displaced persons in the Rift Valley and the western provinces.Meanwhile, the UN World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that displaced Kenyans around Nairobi, Eldoret, Nakuru and Naivasha are lacking critical health care.The number of sites hosting internally displaced persons (IDPs) appears to increase every day, and an initial assessment by WHO has found that these sites are very crowded, with poor shelter, water supply and sanitation. In some camps, there is only one toilet for every 500 people. The most prevalent health concerns in all sites are diarrhoea in children, and acute respiratory infections.Reports of violence continue in Nakuru, Eldoret, and Naivasha, all towns which already host hundreds of IDPs. WHO also notes that hospitals are reporting a “dramatic” increase in cases of sexual violence.The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) yesterday ferried more supplies from Nairobi to three displacement sites some 30 kilometres outside of the Kenyan capital in the wake of new evictions of nearly 10,000 non-indigenous communities working mainly in tea plantations and flower farms around Tigoni.UNHCR immediately handed over 1,800 family kits, enough for 9,000 people, and 25 lightweight tents to the Kenyan Red Cross for distribution to the IDPs in the three towns.The agency has also signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Kenya Red Cross by which it will provide emergency shelter and basic household items, assist with camp coordination and management, and strengthen systems for IDP registration. The Government of Kenya and the Kenya Red Cross estimate there are now more than 250,000 IDPs living in over 300 IDP sites in various parts of the country. 1 February 2008Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called on all Kenyans to stop the violence that has torn apart their nation in recent weeks, claiming over 800 lives and displacing more than a quarter of a million people. read more

SNCLavalin sells Montreal headquarters for 170M will lease building for 20 years

SNC-Lavalin sells Montreal headquarters for $170M, will lease building for 20 years by The Canadian Press Posted Jun 22, 2017 10:14 am MDT Last Updated Jun 22, 2017 at 10:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email MONTREAL – Engineering and construction company SNC-Lavalin Group (TSX:SNC) has sold its Montreal head office and an adjacent lot for about $170 million.The deal with GWL Realty Advisors on behalf of institutional clients also allows SNC to lease the 21-floor building for 20 years.The downtown building is undergoing renovations to modernize workspaces.SNC-Lavalin announced last November that it was looking to cut costs by selling its global headquarters, bringing most of its Montreal employees into one location.CEO Neil Bruce reaffirmed the company’s commitment to maintain its global headquarters in Quebec’s largest city. read more

Detroit Tiger Delmon Young Accused of Hate Crime But

One assault charge and one aggravated harassment hate crime later, Delmon Young of the Detroit Tigers has become the latest victim of the New York city nightlife. Too much alcohol and a little bit of adrenaline-filled free time in the big city is not a winning combination, as a long list of professional athletes has discovered during trips to New York.According to the police, Young was highly intoxicated when he got into a fight outside of a Manhattan hotel at 2:40 a.m. The New York Post reported that Young shouted “F-ing Jews” to a group of tourists without provocation and threw one of them into a wall and then threw him on the ground. The Post story said the four men were in town for a bachelor party and when Young saw them talking to a man wearing a yarmulke he attacked the men and assaulted one of them, who the Post said was much smaller than the 6-3, 240-poung Young.Young makes $6.5 million a year—a fact that the Post did not hesitate to mention more than once. But toward the bottom of the Post story, Young’s lawyer offered an alternative version of events, claiming that the men were the instigators and there is a videotape which proves this.“Someone in the other party says something that causes him to react,” said his lawyer, Dan Ollen. There is no audio on the tape, however, which may make it difficult for Young to prove his version of events.In a statement, Young said, “I sincerely regret what happened. I take this matter very seriously and assure everyone that I will do everything I can to improve myself as a person and player.”Read more: read more

Football the loser on a sad night as PSNI clash with Shamrock

first_imgTHE CLASHES BETWEEN sections of the travelling Shamrock Rovers support and PSNI officers at Windsor Park has been roundly condemned.Approximately 30 supporters engaged directly with the police officers moments after they broke through safety barricades and tore up seats in the Upper North Stand.The majority of the Rovers fans were focused on the action out on the pitch – the Dubliners won 3-1 – but ugly scenes in the stands for the second game running marred Setanta Cup clash.There were two public order offences arrests during the first-leg of the cup tie in Tallaght last week. During the game, which Rovers won 4-1, a Union Jack flag was raised, both sets of supporters invaded the pitch following goals.A member of the gardaí was also treated in Tallaght Hospital following a fall from a Garda horse startled by a firecracker.Freelance journalist Laure James reported that Rovers supporters ripped out seats in the stands and threw a flare onto the pitch to hold up play in the first half.Following the second-leg defeat, Linfield manager David Jeffrey told the Belfast Telegraph, “All I will say is that it was a sad night for football and if anything football was the loser.” Linfield’s Billy Joe Burns kicks a flare from the pitch. (©INPHO/Presseye/Darren Kidd)SDLP MLA (Member of the Legislative Assembly) Conall McDevitt blasted the violent scenes that took place at Windsor Park last night.“It appears that some Shamrock Rovers fans came to Belfast with the intent to engage in sectarian behaviour,” he declared. “This is totally unacceptable and will be condemned by true football fans across the Island.“Whilst tonight’s scenes follow violence by Linfield fans during the first leg in Dublin it remains unjustified and totally unjustifiable.” He added:Football has been dogged by sectarianism for decades. Events like tonight must resolve our determination to work together to eliminate sectarianism from football.“It is a crime in Northern Ireland to engage in sectarian chanting or behaviour during a football game. I trust that the PSNI will be reviewing CCTV footage of fans tonight and take steps to prosecute where appropriate.”Many Shamrock Rovers supporters voiced their displeasure with the supporters that clashed with the PSNI on the club’s Facebook page.One supporter called on Rovers to assist the PSNI to identify any members of the travelling fans that engaged in violence or the chanting of sectarian songs.Rovers advanced to the semi-finals of the cup with a comfortable victory over the hosts, which gave them a 7-2 aggregate victory.Tommy Stewart scored a brace and Billy Dennehy added a third goal late in the piece. The Dublin side will play Cork City in the semi-finals.PSNI clash with section of Shamrock Rovers fans during Setanta Cup game at Windsor Parklast_img read more

Coconut Creek man arrested after girlfriend found beaten to death

first_imgCOCONUT CREEK, FLA. (WSVN) – A man has been arrested for murder after his girlfriend died, Friday night.Officers responded to 4101 W. Atlantic Blvd. in Coconut Creek, regarding a female not breathing.Her boyfriend, 23-year-old Sanjay Johnson, was with her at the time of the incident and called 911.Officers arrived and attempted lifesaving measures on 22-year-old Tiffonia Davids, Johnson’s girlfriend.Johnson told the 911 operator that Davids was not feeling well, passed out and hit her head.Davids was transported to the Northwest Medical Center and pronounced dead at 2:49 a.m., Saturday.Coconut Creek Detectives and Forensic Services responded to the scene and hospital to conduct an investigation. It was determined that Davids suffered multiple injuries from blunt force trauma.Detectives recovered a baseball bat at the scene that is believed to have been used as a weapon.Based on forensic evidence found at the scene, interviews of witnesses and Davids’ injuries, Johnson was arrested for murder in the second degree.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Skilak Lake Road Impassible Due To Icy Conditions

first_imgFacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Kenai National Wildlife Refuge has issued an advisory that Skilak Lake Road has been considered ‘impassible’ due to icy conditions. According to a Facebook post from the Refuge, if you have cabin reservations at Upper Ohmer or Engineer Lake Cabins, you will be contacted by the Cabin Manager or can call 907-262-7021. The Department of Transportation will continue to update road conditions through 511.alaska.gov. Clifton Peterson, Facility Manager: “In our opinion due to ice- people need to be cautious of their travel.” The advisory was issued late Tuesday, and continues through today, December 6, Drivers are asked to avoid using Skilak Lake Road until conditions improve.last_img read more

Affordable Housing Assistance To Be Offered To Residents At Town Hall On

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Metro North Regional Housing Services Office’s Housing Coordinator Laurie Stanton will be holding office hours on Tuesday, October 2, 2018, from 3pm to 5pm, in Wilmington Town Hall’s Small Conference Room. Stanton will assist residents with their affordable housing questions.The Metro North Regional Housing Services Office helps people find affordable housing in Reading, North Reading, Wilmington, and Saugus.If you are unable to attend office hours on this date, future dates will be announced. Laurie can also be reached at her Reading Office at 781-942-6667 during normal business hours.(NOTE: The above announcement is from the Town of Wilmington.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedAffordable Housing Assistance To Be Offered To Residents At Town Hall On September 10In “Government”Affordable Housing Assistance To Be Offered To Residents At Town Hall On April 25In “Government”Affordable Housing Assistance To Be Offered To Residents On December 5 & December 19 At Town HallIn “Government”last_img read more

Samsung shrinks The Wall MicroLED modular TV down to 75 inches at

first_img 7 TVs Share your voice Samsung MicroLED TV comes closer to reality in 75-inch… The best TVs of CES 2019 1:48 61 Photos CES 2019 CES 2019 Must-See Meet Samsung’s modular and massive MicroLED TVs at CES CES 2019: See all of CNET’s coverage of the year’s biggest tech show.CES schedule: It’s six days of jam-packed events. Here’s what to expect. At 75 inches, MicroLED TV is one step closer to becoming mainstream. Samsung MicroLED is the first new TV display technology in over a decade, and if Samsung has its way, it will soon rival OLED and LCD for space in your living room. But first it has to get small enough to actually fit on your wall.Samsung’s new 75-inch MicroLED TV — on show here at CES — is the smallest incarnation yet that achieves 4K resolution, today’s de-facto level of visual detail for big-screen TVs. Of course OLED and LCD are already up to 8K resolution, but baby steps, right? Comments Now playing: Watch this: As the name suggests, MicroLED uses millions of individual teeny, tiny LEDs to create its image. It promises all of the great picture quality of OLED (perfect black levels, improved-off-axis viewing) along with superior brightness and less of a propensity for burn-in. 28-samsung-micro-led-the-wall-ces-2019Individual MicroLED modules. Sarah Tew/CNET Beyond its image quality benefits, Samsung’s MicroLED is modular. Individual panels of MicroLEDs can stand alone or combine to create truly gigantic screens — like The Wall, a 146-inch version that made a big splash at CES last year — or smaller sizes in various shapes.In addition to the new 75-inch size, Samsung is also showing an even larger version of The Wall this year — a whopping 219 inches. Also on display are “TVs” the company dubs “The Window,” which can come in tall, narrow designs as well as short, wide rectangular variations.21-samsung-micro-led-the-wall-ces-2019 Sarah Tew/CNET Samsung previously announced that it intends to sell MicroLED TVs to consumers in the US in 2019, taking advantage of the new-generation displays’ thinner panels. The first generation of The Wall was 80mm thick and designed for industrial use, while the newer consumer-focused version slims down to 30mm.Samsung has yet to provide pricing or availability information about the new MicroLED displays. Tags 31 Photos CES Products Samsunglast_img read more

Caught on cam Security guard stabbed to death by colleague at Gurugram

first_imgGetty ImagesA security guard at a Gurugram hospital was stabbed to death by his colleague on April 5, Friday. The incident took place at 5 am when the accused and the victim had an altercation on the third floor of the hospital. The victim, 25-year-old Jugal Kishore, who was from Bulandshahr in Uttar Pradesh, was guarding the ICU ward when he was stabbed, reports Hindustan Times.The incident was caught on five CCTV cameras installed on the floor.According to reports, Naufil Anwar, the accused, was seen entering the hospital and stabbing Jugal and fleeing the scene. However, later, he told other guards of his crime and asked them to call the police.Jugal suffered from 15 stab injuries on his face, stomach, chest and hand.”In the footage, Anwar is seen walking towards the hospital with a knife and entering the hospital premises, after putting the dagger in his trousers’ pocket. He is then seen climbing the hospital stairs with slight difficulty as he tries to hide the dagger in the pocket. He is then seen going up to the third floor and dragging the victim across the stairs,” Shamsher Singh, the assistant commissioner of police (crime), was quoted as saying by HT.”Two minutes later, they are seen in a scuffle, which ends with the accused stabbing the victim multiple times, leaving him dead. The camera of the hospital has also recorded the accused fleeing the spot after the victim fell down,” he added.After Anwar fled the scene, a group of 10 people surrounded Jugal who was in pain. However, none of them helped him.When the police received a phone call saying that a man was murdered in the hospital. A team rushed to the spot and shifted Jugal’s body to the morgue. The police believe that personal rivalry between the two could have been the cause of Jugal’s murder.last_img read more

Christmas Discount IndiGo offers air tickets below Rs 1000 for select routes

first_imgIndiGo aircraftReutersIndia’s low cost airline IndiGo is offering tickets at Rs 999 on select routes, a search on the company’s booking portal on Tuesday showed. The carrier is offering cheap fares to attract more customers due to the solid demand expected this holiday season in the country.The flight tickets from Delhi to Jaipur were available for booking from an all-inclusive fare of Rs 999, it was also offering tickets starting at Rs 1,005 on flights from Bagdogra to Guwahati, Rs 1,095 from Coimbatore to Chennai, Rs 1,112 from Jammu to Srinagar and Rs 1,120 from Chennai to Bengaluru, NDTV reported.Indian airlines festive discountsMany airlines in India provide hefty discounts during the festive season that typically starts from October and ends after the New Year to attract more passengers as the period is marked by high demand.Indian airlines in a discount battle, earlier in October also rolled out attractive deals for travelling during the holiday season in their respective Diwali airfare sales. The flyers were presented with many options to choose from Air India, Jet Airways and Vistara besides low cost carriers like IndiGo, SpiceJet and GoAir.Reports also suggested that last week SpiceJet launched six new additional flights anticipating a surge in demand in the upcoming Christmas and New Year holiday season. These new seasonal flights will be effective from December 22 and will continue till February 5, 2018.Even IndiGo said it will launch new flights from December 29 to meet demand from the customers.A robust demand during the peak season will also boost the aviation industry’s profitability in the second half of fiscal year 2018, according to a rating agency Icra. Due to the surging domestic demand in for air tickets, India is also expected to become the third largest aviation market by 2025 surpassing the United Kingdom (UK).India is also expected to become one of the top-five fastest-growing markets in terms of annual additional passengers in 2036.last_img read more

Texas Sees Increase In Domestic Violence Reports

first_imgPhoto via Wikimedia CommonsVictim advocates say the Texas church shooting is an example of how domestic violence often spill out into public spaces.Domestic violence cases have sharply increased in Texas in recent years.Figures from the state Department of Public Safety show more than 214,000 wives, husbands, girlfriends and others were injured or died in 2016 at the hands of a family member. The statistics show that’s an increase from about 193,000 in 2011.In Houston, local police report they received more than 24,000 domestic violence cases in the first 10 months of this year. That’s a 45 percent increase over a similar period in 2013, the Houston Chronicle reported.“We continue to underestimate the reach and devastation of domestic violence,” said Gloria Aguilera Terry, chief executive of the Texas Council on Family Violence.The Houston Police Department operates a special victims division and has been posting special crimes officers at women’s shelters across the city to help victims more easily report cases of domestic violence, said Capt. David Angelo, who oversees the division. Angelo said that domestic violence investigations are an “absolute priority.”“We recognize a husband who batters his wife may be a murderer tomorrow,” he said.The gunman in the recent church shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas, had a history of domestic violence. Investigators found that Devin Patrick Kelley had been given a bad conduct discharge from the Air Force after pleading guilty to assaulting his first wife and stepson.Victim advocates said the shooting is an example of how domestic violence often spill out into public spaces. More than half the country’s mass shootings between 2009 and 2016, in which at least four people were killed with a gun, were related to domestic or family violence, according to a study by Everytown for Gun Safety, a nonprofit that focuses on firearm regulation.“Up until now, the media would lose interest in a shooting once they found out it was a domestic violence incident and not a ‘real’ crime,” said Amanda Johnson, with the Dallas chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. “Sutherland Springs is a game changer.” Sharelast_img read more

Oops Apples Squid Emoji is Upside Down

first_img Silicon Valley has a habit of not learning from its mistakes.The Internet made a scene early this year when Unicode revealed 157 new emojis—including something vaguely like a wheeled transport device, a backwards Deoxyribonucleic acid, and an anatomically incorrect shellfish.Now, we all send texts featuring modern skateboards, right-handed double helixes, and 10-legged lobsters … and, apparently, upside-down squid.AdChoices广告On Wednesday, the Monterey Bay Aquarium in California tweeted the alarming fact that “Apple’s squid emoji is upside down.”“Not even squidding,” the museum wrote. “The siphon should be behind the head. [Right now] it just looks like a weirdo nose.” / ̄ ̄ ̄\    ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄|  ー __ |    Not even squidding |  ◉ ◉ |    the siphon should    ▱ /∠  be behind the head  \      |    rn it just looks like  /   \  a weirdo nose: /   |           ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ pic.twitter.com/4RdkSIKurM— Monterey Bay Aquarium (@MontereyAq) December 5, 2018The muscular structure, located on the mantle, is used for respiration and discharge of waste, as well as locomotion. Water gets sucked into the mantle cavity, then pushed out of the funnel in a fast, strong jet. Its direction can be changed to suit the traveler’s route.But no matter what, the siphon can not physically move from one side of the body to the other.In Cupertino’s version, the cephalopod looks like Karl Malden.“I noticed the error when I first saw the game but had some pressing ocean issues prioritized ahead of it,” Patrick Webster, social media content creator at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, said in a statement emailed to Geek. “[Wednesday] morning, a meme template with a penchant for biologically accurate emoji asked to use our Twitter feed for a quick PSA, and now here we are.”The squid emoji was first introduced in 2016. But folks must have been too incensed by Google’s upside-down cheeseburger to even notice.More than 70 new emoji were released as part of Apple’s recent iOS 12.1 update; iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac users now have access to characters with red, grey, or curly hair, more emotive smiley faces; and additional representations of animals, sports, and food (including a cream cheese-covered bagel).There is no word on whether the squid issue will be resolved. Apple did not immediately respond to Geek’s request for comment.Editor’s note: This article was updated on Friday, Dec. 7, with comment from the Monterey Bay Aquarium.More on Geek.com:Samsung’s Revamped Emojis Actually RecognizableAI Trained on Emoji Can Detect Social Media SarcasmIn Israel, Squirrel, Comet Emoji Signal Intent to Rent Stay on targetcenter_img ‘Emoji House’ Feud Turns Calif. Neighborhood Pink With RageThis Twitter Bot Mashes Up Emoji To Create Fresh Faces last_img read more

The last of Pankhawallas

first_img“I owe my life to the lord. If he’s asked me to serve people, I’d do it for the rest of my life,” says Nizam, a young man probably in his 30’s roaming in the ‘Hazrat Nizammudin Auliya Dargah’ with his gigantic fan precariously held by a bamboo. His statement and his actions prove sheer contradiction to us being incensed to think of summer with a whole lot of fuss.Nizam is accustomed to pick up random people and fan the heat away from them on a daily basis. Albeit he never asks for tips. He has been doing this for the last twenty years. “Das baras ke the jab yaha aae Ajmer se ab malik ka hi khate hain toh unhi ke yahan seva karenge na,” he says. (I was ten when I came here from Ajmer, I live on what the Lord has given so I have to serve where he is). Also Read – Add new books to your shelfWhat Nizam and his partner Habibullah do might not seem professional to us, but this contraption is not an alien thing to us. The ‘Pankhawallas’ were professionals who were paid according to their enthusiasm and a good session at the Lord’s house.Nizam and Habibullah are like the last prolific rays of the sun, who keep this profession alive. They make up for great optics when they roam in the shrine with their elephantine fans and pristine smiles. “koi bura nahi hai” (nobody’s bad) is what Nizam had to say when asked which shrine was his favourite. They were four earlier, two left and found other ways for a living due to low earning. Nizam and his partner earned the greatest on Thursdays. “Bade aur meherbaan aadmi log jumerat ko aate hai” (big and kind men come on Thursdays) they said. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveThey make mere one trip back home during Muharram. For one’s surprise, Habibullah had a saree business way back in his hometown at Varanasi. “Ab tho pachees saal ho gye hain dil yahi par lagta hai ab jab tak maalik ka raaj hai hum bhi yahin hain,” (It’s been twenty-five years now. I like to be here, as long as the rule of the lord triumphs, I am here only) says Habibullah when asked why he didn’t continue with his business.But stories like that of Nizam and Habibullah bring joyous salvation in two ways, one for reviving and respecting the dying profession. They will fan you irrespective of your faith.last_img read more

Meteor 17 released with modern and legacy browser support

first_imgMeteor 1.7 released to support both modern as well as legacy browsers that will keep themselves updated as and when new features arrive. It also provides options for developers to selectively compile their node-modules before publishing it on npm. When Meteor was initially released in 2012, it was considered as a game-changing framework for developers to use JavaScript on the client as well as on the server-side. This gave birth to the “Isomorphic” revolution that allows developers to break from the shackles of rendering pages on the server-side. Over the years Meteor has followed an incremental update plan without drastically changing the framework, a move which developers have really appreciated, and the trend follows for the 1.7 release as well. Notable features in Meteor 1.7 Differential modern/legacy browser support When a new version for a browser is shipped, it comes with all the latest features of ECMAScript packed inside it. This has a very significant impact on web development as developers can start using the latest standards to ease the process and write more fluid and performant code. But it is not always possible, using these new features means leaving behind the users who are still using the old browser, posing a dilemma for developers. Well, Meteor 1.7 brings the best of both worlds by automatically building two sets of client-side assets, one tailored to the capabilities of the modern browser, and the other designed to work equally well on all supported browsers. This will help legacy browsers continue to work exactly the same as they were before. Selective compilation of node modules The npm packages are precompiled before they are published, so users of these packages have to settle for the compilation strategy decided by the author. Meteor 1.7, allows you to control how an npm package is compiled, or compile the package for modern/legacy browsers and Node. This lets application developers take complete control of the npm modules they are using. Most of the new features in Meteor 1.7 can be applied in a backward compatible manner or they can be opted out, it is completely a developer’s choice. For a complete breakdown of the new Meteor features, refer to this Official Meteor blog page.last_img read more

Canada expected to welcome over 9 million tourists in 2018

first_imgCanada expected to welcome over 9 million tourists in 2018 Posted by Share Tuesday, July 10, 2018 OTTAWA — After a year of solid growth in 2017, Canada is expected to see further increase in overseas visits by as much as 6.7% in 2018.This would put the total number of overseas visitors at over 9 million this year, said The Conference Board of Canada, which recently released its latest Travel Markets Outlook report.“Overseas visits to Canada are expected to increase from all continents, with the highest growth coming from Mexico and China,” said Greg Hermus, Associate Director for The Conference Board of Canada’s Canadian Tourism Research Institute.Travel from China is expected to get a boost from the Canada-China Year of Tourism, while Mexican tourists will continue to benefit from the lifting of visa requirements for travellers from Mexico, which was implemented in December 2016.Overnight visits from the U.S. will be down slightly due to high gas prices, but are still projected to increase by 3.4%.In all, tourism activity in Canada is set to increase by 2.6% in 2018.Here are regional highlights from 10 Canadian cities covered in the ‘Travel Markets Outlook: Metropolitan Focus’ report:Vancouver: Over 8 million tourists are expected to visit Vancouver this year. The city will host a number of high-profile sporting and cultural events, while convention activity is expected to reach an all-time high in 2018.Edmonton: Overnight visits to Edmonton are forecast to increase by 2.9%, boosted by attractions like the new Royal Alberta Museum and a recovering provincial economy.Calgary: Travel to Calgary will get a lift from sporting events like the FINA Diving Grand Prix, as well as from higher oil prices and a recovering provincial economy. Close to 3.9 million tourists are projected to visit this year.Winnipeg: The city will get added media exposure thanks to the Jets’ Stanley Cup playoff run, not to mention the Canadian Ringette Championship later this year. Overnight visits are forecast to increase 3.0% in 2018.Catharines-Niagara: Despite high gas prices, the opening of new attractions and hosting of sporting events will help increase overnight visits by 2.8% this year.Toronto: An estimated 14.8 million tourists are expected to visit Toronto this year, representing an uptick of 3.5% from 2017. This boost is largely attributed to the Raptor’s playoff run, Travel + Leisure’s travel recommendation, as well as new direct flights to the city.Ottawa: Tourism activity in Ottawa is expected to ease this year following phenomenal gains in 2017. However, the volume of visitors will remain high thanks in large part to new facilities and the exposure created by the Canada 150 events last year.Montreal: Overnight visits to Montreal are expected to grow at a more modest pace of 2.3% in 2018. Last year’s coverage of its 375th anniversary as well as new direct flights will continue to attract visitors this year.Quebec City: The city will be top of mind among travellers this year thanks to enhanced tourist infrastructure and events surrounding the 125th anniversary of the Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac. The Charlevoix tourist region, which recently hosted the G7 Summit, will also receive a boost. Overall, overnight visits are expected to expand by 2.8% in 2018.Halifax: Close to 2 million tourists are expected to visit in 2018, an increase of 3.2% from last year. The city was recently featured on TripAdvisor’s list of Top 10 Tourist Destinations on the Rise, which is expected to raise Halifax’s profile around the world.More news:  Honolulu authorities investigate arsons at 3 Waikiki hotels; no injuries reported center_img Tags: Canada, Statistics, tourism << Previous PostNext Post >> Travelweek Group last_img read more

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