eSports FIFA 18: Play World Cup mode free for a limited time Goal 05:01 6/13/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) eSports World Cup Premier League Goal gives you the opportunity to play FIFA 18’s World Cup mode for free but for a limited time only Fresh off the announcement of FIFA 19 to come out on September 28 featuring Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar as cover stars, fans will get a chance to play FIFA 18’s World Cup for free for a short time only while waiting for the next iteration of the game to be released. The game’s developers have launched a World Cup 2018 edition ahead of the tournament in Russia and a free trial is available for dedicated gamers.With the big release just a matter of months away, Goal has all the details of how you can enjoy FIFA 18’s World Cup mode as a free trial. Editors’ Picks Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Arsenal would be selling their soul with Mourinho move How can I play FIFA 18 for free?Following from the EA Play event this weekend, EA Sports have made FIFA 18’s World Cup mode available to play as a free trial until June 16 at 7am BST.In order to play, fans will need to visit the official EA Sports website to download the game for free across Playstation 4, Xbox One and PC.In the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia update to FIFA 18, fans will be able to experience authentic World Cup gameplay, teams, stadiums, and more.Gamers will be able to play through the official tournament structure, craft their own custom tournaments using any licensed teams in FIFA 18, and build international dream squads in a FIFA Ultimate Team World Cup.Players will also be able to download a bespoke FIFA 18 World Cup England asset.When will FIFA 19 be released? EA Sports has confirmed that the game will be released globally on September 28, which is consistent with previous release dates and ideally timed before the festive period.Like FIFA 18, there will be three different editions: the standard edition, Champions edition and Ultimate edition. The latter two editions replace the ‘Ronaldo’ and ‘Icons’ editions of FIFA 18. Gamers have the option of getting the game three days early – on September 25 – by pre-ordering, which also carries some quirks depending on what edition you purchase.Watch the FIFA 19 trailer Fans of FIFA were able to get a first glance at this year’s release at the EA Play event held on Saturday June 9.The new trailer for FIFA 19 features an opening narration by cover star Ronaldo detailing his hopes of becoming a “champion” in football, following him on the path to his third successive Champions League trophy.Fans will also be treated to a FIFA rendering of his classic overhead kick fired against Juventus in the quarter-final of the competition earlier this year.Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar also makes an appearance, as well as Paulo Dybala of Juventus and several Manchester City stars.How much will FIFA 19 cost? The new release costs around the same as FIFA 18, with prices starting from around £49.99 ($69.99) for the standard edition across all platforms.The special editions will to cost up to £80-90 ($110-125). Last year the ‘Icon Edition’ allowed gamers who splashed out £89.99 to play the title three days earlier than everyone else.Gamers who spend extra on special editions usually get extra FIFA Ultimate Team (FUT) player packs to bolster their new team on the popular game mode.However, Goal have details on how you can purchase the game for £35 ($48) – significantly less than the store price.What formats will it be available on? FIFA 19 will be available on all the big platforms: Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC and Nintendo Switch.However, it must be noted that the Ultimate and Champions editions of the game will only be available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.
Honor View 20 will be available via Reliance Digital and My Jio stores from February 6Honor has announced an exclusive tie-up with Reliance Digital to sell the View 20 offline across India starting February 6. There will be no price difference between offline and online channelsadvertisement Sanket Vijayasarathy New DelhiJanuary 31, 2019UPDATED: February 1, 2019 10:34 IST HIGHLIGHTSThe View 20 will be available in Reliance Digital and My Jio stores across IndiaThe View 20 will go on sale via offline channels starting February 6The View 20 is already available on Amazon India starting Rs 37,999Honor launched the Honor View 20 flagship smartphone in India earlier this week. During the launch, the company announced that the View 20 will be available online Amazon India and Honor’s website, and will also go on sale offline in February. The View 20 is available for purchase online now, but customers who want to buy the flagship offline will have to wait until February 6. Honor has announced an exclusive tie-up with Reliance Digital to sell the View 20 offline.The company announced on Thursday that it has entered into an exclusive offline partnership with Reliance Digital for the View 20. Starting Wednesday, February 6, the View 20 will be available in Reliance Digital and My Jio stores across India. Additionally, the company also announced that there will be no price difference between offline and online channels. This means the View 20 will be available at Rs 37,999 for the base model and Rs 45,999 for the top-end variant via offline stores.”At Honor, we are committed to delivering the best of technologies to our customers at affordable price points. In line with our commitment, the partnership with Reliance enables us to reach a larger audience. Further, this partnership allows the end-customer to experience firsthand the Honor View 20 smartphone at Reliance Digital and My Jio stores across India and enables them to make an informed choice. We are confident that the end-customer will benefit from this tie-up,” said Suhail Tariq, CMO – Huawei Consumer Business Group. The Honor View 20 is the company’s first smartphone to come with a hole-punch display. The hole in the display houses a 25MP camera and allows for a large screen real estate. The View 20 sports a 6.4-inch FHD+ (2310×1080) AllView display with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. It is powered by an octa-core Kirin 980 chipset which is based on a 7nm process and comes with Dual NPU and GPU Turbo 2.0.advertisementHonor is offering the View 20 in two variants – 6GB + 128GB and 8GB + 256GB. This is also the world’s first smartphone with a 48MP Sony IMX586 sensor on the back. The Kirin 980 chipset will offer a 48MP AI HDR mode to offer high definition images. There is a secondary ToF (Time of Flight) camera on board that can be used to obtain depth information.The View 20 houses a 4,000mAh battery with support for 40W Huawei Super Charge technology. The flagship ships with Android Pie with Magic UI 2.0 on top. You can read our review of the Honor View 20 to find out whether the phone has what it takes to take on the OnePlus 6T in this price segment.ALSO READ | Honor View 20 review: The flagship Honor is a hole lot of funGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySanket Vijayasarathy Tags :Follow HonorFollow Honor View 20Follow Mobiles
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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen Andy Boxall/Digital Trends While it’s easy to list brands that make beautiful watches, not everyone will be able to name beautiful cameras. But go and look at pictures of almost any vintage camera, anything made by Hasselblad or cameras made by Leica, to see just how stunning cameras can look. What happens when the two worlds collide? You get the utterly incredible Tacs Automatic Vintage Lens II, or AVL II.This isn’t a smartwatch, or even a hybrid, but a celebration of some very geeky pleasures: Watches, cameras, and collecting. Created by Japanese brand Tacs and designed by Yoshiaki (Yoshi) Motegi, the AVL II is the sequel to a limited edition watch launched on Kickstarter in 2016. The timepiece sold out, but now those who missed out have the chance to buy a new 2018 version. We’ve had a close look ahead of the launch, and adore what we’ve seen.Stunning designBefore we get started, this is about as far removed from a “novelty” designed watch as you can get. This isn’t a “looks a bit like a camera” watch. It’s a watch made using design aspects taken from cameras. Look at it as a whole and you can see the camera body, the lens, the camera’s eye, the focus ring, ISO marks, and a lot more. That’s all combined with how you expect a watch to look as well. There is an astonishing level of detail here, and all of it is subtle — nothing screams “tacky,” and instead it’s a wonderful balance of recognizable camera design traits, and the style of a desirable timepiece.The bezel has a machined edge and turns like the focus ring on a camera. Look on the inside ring and, just like a camera lens, it shows the diameter of the watch face — 47mm in this case — and informs the wearer the watch has an automatic movement made with 21 jewels. Move further inside and rather than minutes and hours, there are just a few numbers noted down like ISO markings. The deeper you look, the more you see the different layers. It’s really stunning. Misfit Vapor X Review: Forget the fuss The Tacs AVL II is a classic watch conceived through the lens of a camera Close Next Andy Boxall/Digital Trends Andy Boxall/Digital Trends Andy Boxall/Digital Trends Andy Boxall/Digital Trends Right in the center is a glimpse of the skeletonized Miyota 82SO automatic movement, which is further revealed through a window on the back of the case. On the front dome, sapphire glass with an anti-reflective coating covers the face, resembling a fish-eye camera lens, and there are different layers here too, creating a magnified view from some angles. A flat sapphire glass panel covers the movement on the back.The rear cover is screwed down, the case is made from 316L stainless steel, and a thick Horween leather strap secures the watch on your wrist.Technology and wearabilityIn terms of technology, the automatic movement has a 40-hour power reserve, and the watch has water resistance to 100 meters. The crown screws into the body to keep it watertight, and the strap has a quick release mechanism to help change it. The second hand gives the watch face life, while the hour and minute hands are two tone and still easy to read despite being on a similarly-colored background.The design makes a statement, and it’s definitely not for anyone afraid of getting stares.The AVL II is comfortable to wear right from the start, with the thick leather strap quickly adapting to our wrist. It’s fairly heavy at 150 grams, and the case is deep at 15mm. No, it’s not going to easily fit under a cuff, but to do so would miss the point. This is a watch you’ll want to show off. The design makes a statement, and it’s definitely not for anyone afraid of getting stares. It’s also perhaps not the watch we’d wear to formal functions, but we do think it’s suitable for almost all other situations and outfits. It’s undeniably masculine, though.Wearing it for the first time, two different people commented favorably on the Tacs AVL II. Neither said it was because it looked like a camera, it was because the style is so unique. We had to point out it shared a design with some cameras, which mean it’s clearly emphasized as a watch first, and an homage to cameras second. We expect that the AVL II, like the first model, will appeal to camera and watch fans equally.Price and availabilityThe Tacs AVL II is unusual, stylish, individual, geeky, and eye-catching. We keep stealing glances at it on our wrist. You can register your interest with Tacs for the AVL II now, and it’s due for release on September 10, but we don’t know the price yet. The AVL 1 cost $450 during its Kickstarter campaign, so a similar price seems possible. The build quality, style, and uniqueness of the piece makes it worth this price, if the design appeals.We’ll update this story and refine our thoughts when the price is officially confirmed, and after we’ve worn the watch for a longer period of time. 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New Delhi: Ravichandran Ashwin is all set to join Delhi Capitals for the next edition of IPL after Kings XI Punjab decided to release their skipper of last two seasons. KXIP releasing Ashwin was on expected lines after the franchise finished seventh in 2018 and sixth in 2019 under his leadership. “Ashwin’s release approval is already with the BCCI and an announcement is likely soon. Delhi Capitals showed interested in him and KXIP, after thinking it through, felt they needed a younger spinner in the squad,” a source close to the development said. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over ChandigarhAfter finishing runners-up in 2014, KXIP have not made the IPL play-offs. The franchise has under-performed since IPL’s inaugural season in 2008 and along with Delhi are the two franchises, who have not won the title. Last week, Delhi Capitals advisor Sourav Ganguly had said the team would be happy to have the services of 32-year-old Ashwin, who is no more a certainty in the Indian Test playing XI, having all but permanently lost his slot in the white ball format. The franchise will only think about the new captain once the head coach is appointed. Former New Zealand head coach Mike Hesson, who was in charge of KXIP in 2019, has joined Royal Challengers Bangalore as director of Cricket Operations after not being picked for the India head coach job.
Six stories in the news for Wednesday, May 17———PM TRUDEAU TO PROMOTE CANADIAN TECH AT MICROSOFT MEETINGPrime Minister Justin Trudeau is expected to pitch major companies on investing in Canada’s technology sector today, joining top business leaders inside the closed-door Microsoft CEO Summit in Redmond, Wash. Trudeau’s visit comes as U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration poses both challenges and opportunities for Canada’s high-tech industry. Trudeau’s office says he is the first sitting head of government or state to be invited to address the annual gathering of CEOs.———REPORT: OPIOID PRESCRIBING IN ONTARIO HITS NEW HIGHSA new report says almost two million Ontarians — or 14 per cent of the province’s population — filled prescriptions for opioids in fiscal year 2015-2016. The report, by Health Quality Ontario, suggests patients continue to receive the potent narcotics despite efforts to curtail what’s been called a national epidemic of overuse. The agency found that more than nine million prescriptions for the painkillers were filled between April 1, 2015, and March 31, 2016, the most recent fiscal year for which data is available.———LIBERALS BRIEF ALLIES ON NEW DEFENCE POLICYThe Liberal government has been providing select allies with what officials say is a broad overview of its long-awaited defence policy update, even as Canadians wait for the specifics. Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan says the government will release the details on June 7 after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets with fellow NATO leaders. But The Canadian Press has learned that Sajjan has already briefed counterparts from Britain, Australia and New Zealand.———VICTIMS TO SPEAK AT HEARING OF SCHOOL SHOOTERSome victims of a school shooting in Saskatchewan will read victim impact statements today at a sentencing hearing for the teenage shooter. The hearing began Tuesday for the teen who killed two brothers at a home in La Loche in January 2016 before killing a teacher and a teacher’s aide and wounding seven others at the high school. The teen has pleaded guilty to all charges, including two counts of first-degree murder.———THIRD N.S. CANDIDATE LOST TO WEB POSTINGSInappropriate language left on the Internet has been exacting a toll on the list of political hopefuls in Nova Scotia’s election, with a third candidate forced to withdraw. The Tories say their candidate for Dartmouth South, Jad Crnogorac, was dropped because of her social media postings. Her tweets included an off-colour joke about a date rape drug referred to as “roofies,” and a comment that white people not winning Black Entertainment Television awards is an example of “inequality.”———OILFIELD SERVICE PROVIDERS STEP UP MERGER ACTIVITYCanadian drillers and other oilfield service providers have stepped up merger and acquisition activity, with more deals expected in coming months, as players battered by more than two years of weak oil prices look to lower costs and strengthen finances by scaling up. Crude prices have stabilized from the lows of early 2016 and the big energy companies that hire drillers are increasing spending from depressed levels.———ALSO IN THE NEWS TODAY:— Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will be greeted at city hall by Mayor Denis Coderre on the exact day of Montreal’s 375th birthday.— Trudeau will also attend a ceremony commemorating the founders of Montreal before heading to Redmond, Wash.— Statistics Canada will release the monthly survey of manufacturing for March.— Interim Conservative Party Leader Rona Ambrose will address the national caucus.— Supporters of Hassan Diab, a Canadian citizen detained in France, hold a vigil outside the prime minister’s office.— Princess Margriet of the Netherlands and Professor Pieter van Vollenhoven wrap up their trip to Ontario.
Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Twitter Facebook The remarkable story of how Gander supported the ‘Come From Aways’ was brought to life as the original Canadian musical Come From Away in 2013. The musical, which became one of the most talked-about openings on Broadway in 2017 and was nominated for seven Tony Awards, has generated discussion on the need for compassion and unity. Come From Away is currently on stage in Toronto at the Royal Alexandra Theatre.YOU ARE HERE: A COME FROM AWAY STORY travels deep within this unique tale to shine a light on the actual Newfoundlanders and passengers whose lives have inspired the musical. This includes the mayors of Gander and Appleton, Newfoundland, community workers, police officers, TV reporters, and more – all real-life people who worked tirelessly alongside countless others to comfort and care for their unexpected guests.The documentary also highlights the real-life passengers who were looked after during those five unforgettable days, including a couple who met, fell in love, and ultimately honeymooned in Gander, the pilot of an American Airlines jet whose life was turned upside down, and a U.S. businessman who was so touched by his hosts’ generosity that he went on to create Good Samaritan initiatives in cities such as Austin, Texas.YOU ARE HERE: A COME FROM AWAY STORY is written and directed by Moze Mossanen. Produced by Peter Gentile and M.D.F. Productions, Executive Producers are Peter Gentile and Bill House. Danielle Pearson is Production Executive for Bell Media. Robin Johnston is Director, Original Production, Factual and Reality, Bell Media. Corrie Coe is Senior Vice-President, Original Programming, Bell Media. Tracey Pearce is President, Distribution and Pay, Bell Media. Randy Lennox is President, Bell Media.About Bell Media Original ProgrammingBell Media has commissioned some of Canada’s most-watched and most-acclaimed original programming, working with the best Canadian independent producers in the country. Hit series commissioned by CTV include the hit drama CARDINAL; the record-breaking Canadian formats THE AMAZING RACE CANADA and MASTERCHEF CANADA; the original international TV format THE LAUNCH; satirical news series THE BEAVERTON; new comedy series JANN; new lifestyle series starring Mary Berg; and CANADA’S WALK OF FAME AWARDS. Among the original series on Bell Media specialty and streaming platforms are Space’s KILLJOYS and WYNONNA EARP; Bravo’s mystery dramedy CARTER; Comedy’s CORNER GAS ANIMATED; CraveTV’s hit comedy LETTERKENNY; and SnackableTV’s interactive stand-up series JOKEOFF and upcoming animated series LITTLEKENNY. In addition to adventure drama FRONTIER, Discovery is also home to Bell Media’s hit factual franchises HIGHWAY THRU HELL, HEAVY RESCUE: 401, and CANADA’S WORST DRIVER, in addition to new original series DISASTERS AT SEA, among others. Bell Media is one of the first media companies in North America to commit to producing all new original scripted series in 4K. Advertisement Login/Register With: Advertisement About HBO CanadaHBO Canada brings Canadians HBO’s current slate of signature dramatic and comedic programs, together with new and never-before-seen programming including comedy series, live specials, sporting events, behind-the-scenes content and titles from HBO’s extensive library – all in an uncut and commercial-free environment. HBO Canada is included with a subscription to The Movie Network, which is available across Canada through television service providers. HBO Canada is available in high definition on HBO Canada HD, and on HBO Canada OnDemand, a Subscription Video On Demand (SVOD) service. Throughout Canada HBO Canada programming is accessible on TMN GO, as well as on demand and online where available by service provider. For more information, please visit www.hbocanada.com. HBO Canada is a multiplex channel of The Movie Network. The Movie Network is a division of Bell Media, which is part of BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company. TORONTO – HBO Canada will present the world television premiere of YOU ARE HERE: A COME FROM AWAY STORY on the 17thanniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Tuesday, September 11, at 9 p.m. ET, it was announced today. The poignant new 84-minute Bell Media Original Documentary tells the story of how a small community in Gander, Newfoundland welcomed more than 6,500 ‘Come From Aways’ on September 11, 2001. Following its broadcast premiere, the documentary will also join CraveTV in 2019.When U.S. airspace was completely shut down in the hours following the terrorist attacks on 9/11, and all civilian airliners within reach of the U.S. were ordered to land at the nearest airport, 38 planes landed at the Gander airport. With no warning and with no time to prepare, a city of only 9,000 residents played host to more than 6,500 frightened, exhausted, and hungry passengers who “came from away” around the world.
Kathleen Martens APTN NewsA national inquiry reviewing the causes of violence against Indigenous women and girls has finally made good on a promise to ask for more money and time.The remaining four commissioners signed a five-page letter to the federal minister in charge of the probe Tuesday – after first saying they’d have the request in by Christmas.So while the formal request to Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett is not a surprise, some of the reasons for seeking another two years and $50 million are eye-opening.Not the least of which is the revelation the inquiry expects to run a deficit for the next fiscal year.“We tried to hit the ground running and underestimated the infrastructure and resources required,” the commissioners say in the letter, a copy of which was obtained by APTN News.“There are several key expenditures that were not included in government’s original costing.”The expenditures are not explained in the letter but they don’t seem to deter Bennett. The minister said in a statement her government was committed to finding answers to the ongoing violence.And, she said action would soon be taken on recommendations the inquiry offered in its interim report in November.“The families of these women and girls needs answers to the systemic and institutional failures that lead to the murder of so many Indigenous women,” Bennett said.It was what Francyne Joe, president of the Native Women’s Association of Canada, wanted to hear.“We want to ensure that this national inquiry does the best work it can possibly do,” she said in a telephone interview.Joe said commissioners showed her and others a comprehensive work plan last month to help eliminate fears about ongoing internal dysfunction.“This is a plan that we wish had been prepared at the start of this whole national inquiry.”The inquiry has been plagued by staff turnover – including the resignation of a Metis commissioner – and key firings. It has lost two executive directors and senior lawyers.However, it sounds like it has been working behind the scenes to calm those waters and show it can get the results survivors, families and interest groups want.“We did have unprecedented solidarity on this issue in regards to all of the leadership in Manitoba, including the province of Manitoba, to move forward with the inquiry,” said Arlen Dumas, grand chief of the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs.Dumas says that support should come with some strings.“The commission has not told parties how they would be carrying out Part 2, which are the expert hearings and the institutional hearings,” he said.“Canada should consider – if it extends the time – to ensure that it comes with a plan to properly inform families and survivors and parties with standing on what those next steps will be.”Pauktuutit, the Inuit women’s organization, also wants more information from the inquiry.“We’ve had our frustrations,” said president Rebecca Kudloo. “Poor communication, and our recommendations don’t seem to be taken too seriously sometimes.”Kudloo will pass her board’s opposition to an extension onto Bennett. She says her directors feel another 24 months is too long to wait for solutions.“We have the highest rates of family violence in Canada,” she said.Bennett says she will survey “families, Indigenous partners, provincial and territorial counterparts, and my Cabinet colleagues” before advising the prime minister on the request.Chief commissioner Marion Buller says the inquiry can conclude its work by the original deadline of December 2018, but it won’t be as detailed as she would like.“With an extension, the national inquiry will use the additional time to reach out to vulnerable populations, such as Indigenous women and girls who are in prisons and penitentiaries… are homeless…are involved in the sex trade…are being trafficked, or those who are living in violent circumstances,” she said in a conference call with reporters.They could easily double the number of witnesses and deepen the information they receive, she added.“The interest in participating is increasing every day.”So far, commissioners have heard from about 1,000 people at 11 public hearings and five statement gathering events.But they still want to hear from more, specifically members of the Metis Nation and the 2SLGBTQ communities, Buller said.“We don’t want to do a superficial job,” she added, “because that will reflect on our recommendations.”Buller and Commissioner Michele Audette listed a number of areas that need further research to help inform their recommendations. The result, they said, would be something all levels of government could adopt.Finally, they said they would change their leadership structure to one suggested by Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak last week, which will see the four of them co-lead the inquiry going forward.“Leaders talked about a compromise with us,” said Audette. “We listened carefully (to) their concerns.”
BRUSSELS — Eurozone finance ministers have agreed to strengthen the single currency bloc’s defences against any future financial crisis.Eurogroup President Mario Centeno said early Tuesday that “after several months of intense negotiations and a very tough and long meeting we delivered a comprehensive plan to strengthen the euro.”Centeno said that new measures will be introduced to keep on top of any further financial crisis and to enhance debt sustainability. One proposal will see the bailout fund, the European Stability Mechanism, provide financial assistance in times of need.The discussions among the 19 eurozone finance ministers pitted France against several northern European nations.The plan now moves to next week’s EU summit of government leaders.The Associated Press
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TORONTO — Manulife Financial Corp. says it will cut its workforce by about 700 jobs as part of a wider restructuring of its operations as it makes a greater push to digital.The company says the job cuts will come through voluntary exit programs and natural attrition over the next 18 months.Manulife says it will require fewer staff as it automates and digitizes existing customer transactions and consolidates other administrative and operational back-office functions.The company says it has more than 13,000 staff in Canada as part of a global workforce of about 35,000 people. The cuts represent about 5 per cent of Manulife’s Canadian employees and 2 per cent of its global workforce.The company says it will look to recruit and train top digital talent as it looks to reorient its customer service model.Manulife says it will also consolidate its two Kitchener-Waterloo operations into one Canadian division headquarters.Roy Gori, who was appointed chief executive of the Toronto-based insurer last October, has expressed his desire to modernise the business with technology, once saying the insurance industry was “still in the dark ages”.Shares of Manulife were slightly higher at $24.86 on the Toronto Stock Exchange on Thursday afternoon. With files from Reuters
The winners of the annual Exchange Program photo contest have been announced.Twenty people submitted 133 pictures in the contest, which has three categories – landscape, culture and personal photos.An Exchange Fair is happening Wednesday, Nov. 4 in the Guernsey Market from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
One of the best shooter in the Danish National Team, Lasse Boesen, from KIF Kolding talked for the Danish media about his injury (Arm) and chances to play in Serbia at the EHF EURO 2012 in January:– I must really have the feeling of making a difference for the team in Serbia, otherwise I would rather give a place in the team to another player. If I feel I can only give it 50 percent, I have no doubt that, there is someone else, who can do better than me – told Boesen, who also doesn’t play at the EHF EURO 2010 in Austria, but was one of the key players in Wch 2009 and 2011 in Croatia and Sweden. Denmark handball NTLasse Boesen ← Previous Story Legendary Magnus Wislander plays in age 47 Next Story → Jakob Vestergaard is the “first pick” of Gyori?
← Previous Story Norwegian golden Era, Thorir Hergeirsson: “Girls wanted to win” Next Story → Vote for the World’s Best Female Player 2011! As some kind of tradition, special IHF’s jury announced the “Best Seven” players of the World Championship, but this time without MVP. The All Star Team of the World Championship 2011:Goalkeeper: Chana Masson (Brazil), Left wing: Emilia Turei (Russia), Left back: Andrea Penezic (Croatia), Centre back: Alison Pineau (France), Right back: Line Jörgensen (Denmark), Right wing: Carmen Martin (Spain), Pivot: Heidi Löke (Norway
Image: Google Maps By AFP Mother pleads guilty to killing kids in Australian lake Three children died in the incident in 2015. Share1 Tweet Email2 Short URL No Comments Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Melbourne Courthouse Melbourne Courthouse Image: Google Maps Jan 16th 2017, 7:36 AM 26,374 Views A MOTHER PLEADED guilty to murdering three of her children and attempting to kill another by plunging her car into an Australian lake.In 2015, Akon Guode, 37, who came to Australia after fleeing war in South Sudan, drove into the water on the outskirts of Melbourne.Her one-year-old son and four-year-old twins died, while rescuers pulled her and a five-year-old daughter from the sinking vehicle.The mother of seven entered a guilty plea for the attempted murder of her surviving daughter, court officials said.Witnesses said before the tragedy Guode had complained of receiving threats from the wife of the children’s father and had isolated herself from the Sudanese community, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation reported.Guode’s eldest daughter told the court that she was concerned for her mother’s driving as she had been experiencing dizzy spells for six months leading up to the tragedy, ABC said.Sentencing is expected in March.Comments have been turned off as legal proceedings are ongoing. Read: ‘They can be in bed next to their partner, gambling away the rent’ >Read: Woman in her 60s killed in road accident > http://jrnl.ie/3188770 Monday 16 Jan 2017, 7:36 AM
http://jrnl.ie/3344812 Image: Shutterstock/Remizov Three people ‘extremely lucky to survive’ boat overturning on River Boyne The Coast Guard rescued the group after a member of the public raised the alarm. Short URL DROGHEDA COAST GUARD rescued three people from an upturned boat on the River Boyne at Mornington, Co Meath last night.The Coast Guard responded after receiving a call from a member of the public at about 9.30pm.Drogheda Coast Guard’s boat, as well as two land units, attended the scene.In a statement, the Coast Guard said: “Upon arrival on scene our land team met with the caller where they could clearly hear shouts for help coming from out to sea.”Three people were found clinging to an upturned boat about one mile east of Mornington.No life jackets Once they were rescued, the Coast Guard’s land team and members of the RNLI from Clogherhead administered first aid until the NAS ambulance arrived and took over.The casualties were then transported to hospital for further treatment. None of them were wearing life jackets and the Coast Guard said they were “extremely lucky to survive this incident”.Only for the quick thinking of the caller and the rapid response from all agencies involved were we able to bring this incident to a successful conclusion.If you see someone in trouble on or near water, dial 112/999 and ask for the Coast Guard.Read: Australia to axe 457 temporary work visaRead: Work to start today on the largest commercial development outside Dublin Share Tweet Email2 21,355 Views 19 Comments File photo of River Boyne Tuesday 18 Apr 2017, 8:31 AM Apr 18th 2017, 8:31 AM File photo of River Boyne Image: Shutterstock/Remizov By Órla Ryan Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article
Inde : douze médecins condamnés pour avoir pratiqué des tests en secretDimanche, douze médecins indiens ont été condamnés pour avoir mené des tests de médicaments sur des enfants et des patients sans avoir obtenu leur consentement. Mais leur amende, fixée seulement à 5.000 roupies (72 euros) a provoqué la colère dans le pays. Jugée “non-dissuasive” et “ridicule”, l’amende a provoqué un scandale dans le pays. Dimanche, la justice indienne a fait part de son verdict concernant douze médecins accusés d’avoir mené en secret des tests de médicaments. Si les praticiens ont refusé de donner toute information au nom de la protection du secret médical, il semblerait qu’ils aient été payés pour pratiquer des expériences dans la ville d’Indore sur des médicaments visant notamment à traiter des dysfonctionnements sexuels. Or, selon le gouvernement de l’Etat du Madhya Pradesh, les tests n’avaient évidemment pas été approuvés par les autorités sanitaires et ont été conduits sur des enfants et des patients souffrant de handicaps qui n’en ont pas été avertis. “Tous les tests ont été pratiqués sur des patients venus dans des hôpitaux gouvernementaux pour des soins de routine. C’est un crime de pratiquer sur eux des tests médicaux sans leur consentement”, s’est ainsi insurgé pour l’AFP Anand Rai, un médecin qui a alerté l’opinion sur cette affaire. Mais si l’affaire a déjà révolté la population indienne, le verdict de la justice a provoqué la colère, alors que celle-ci n’a condamné les médecins qu’à une amende de 5.000 roupies, soit 72 euros. Une amende d’autant plus révoltante que deux des praticiens ont même démenti avoir “mal agi”.L’Inde victime des pratiques médicales illégalesÀ lire aussiAntihistaminique : qu’est-ce que c’est ? A quoi ça sert ?Des associations de défense des droits de l’homme disent craindre que l’Inde devienne une plaque tournante pour les tests de médicaments pratiqués sur des patients pauvres utilisés comme des cobayes par les géants pharmaceutiques, souvent sans leur accord, rapporte l’AFP. De même, le docteur Rai estime que les mauvaises pratiques dans le milieu médical risquent de se poursuivre encore longtemps, justifiant : “les tests de médicaments sont ici en augmentation parce qu’ils coûtent seulement un sixième de leur prix dans les pays occidentaux”.”Le système de régulation est ici plus corrompu et les compagnies pharmaceutiques peuvent facilement inscrire des patients et commencer les essais. Dans les pays développés, cela prendrait six mois pour inscrire cinq patients tandis qu’en Inde, ils peuvent pendant ce temps mener des tests sur 2.000 personnes”, a t-il ajouté.Le 4 janvier 2012 à 10:49 • Maxime Lambert
The National Marine Fisheries Service unveiled today a wide variety of changes proposed for the operation of lower Columbia River hatcheries and their releases of fall chinook, coho and steelhead.In summary, the changes would result in a moderate reduction in fall chinook production, shift some coho from the lower Columbia River to central Washington and tweak winter and summer steelhead stocks primarily in Southwest Washington streams.Rob Jones, chief of NMFS’ hatcheries and inland fisheries section, told a conference call the changes are part of a 20-year process to operate hatcheries in a way that do not impede recovery of salmon and steelhead listed under the federal Endangered Species Act.However, the planning for future hatchery programs has been given impetus by a lawsuit from the Wild Fish Conservancy challenging the hatchery operations.Jones called the proposals “the next generation of hatchery operations.’’ They will be formalized by mid-January.The Washington and Oregon departments of Fish and Wildlife actually operate the hatcheries, with funding coming from the National Marine Fisheries Service.
Thank You to EVERYONE that has supported the #TrayvonMartinFoundation in every way! 5th Annual Remembrance Dinner #Trayvon17 pic.twitter.com/r7N7wLNAkM— Sybrina Fulton (@SybrinaFulton) February 12, 2017The teen was shot and killed in Sanford, Florida, back in 2012.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. 5th Annual Peace Rally Underway #TrayvonMartin4ever pic.twitter.com/N36jw6KWYL— Sybrina Fulton (@SybrinaFulton) February 11, 2017Trayvon’s father referred to the shootings that sent three Carol City Senior High School students to the hospital, Friday. “I think it’s important because, just look and see what happened yesterday,” said Tracy Martin. “There was a shooting in this area, so it’s important to get back to our community in things that we do and just become a family.”The event ended in West Miami-Dade with a Remembrance Dinner honoring Trayvon’s life. MIAMI GARDENS, FLA. (WSVN) – Five years after the death of Trayvon Martin, his parents continue working to promote peace in South Florida.The Trayvon Martin Foundation hosted its annual Remembrance Weekend with a memorial peace walk, Saturday. Supporters carried signs with Trayvon’s picture through the streets of Miami Gardens.Participants said they want to see an end to the gun violence plaguing some South Florida communities.
Refuge officers will check the area to make sure that it will be clear of vehicles before locking the gate, according to a release. KNWR advises residents to make plans accordingly so you aren’t inconvenienced, or find yourself on the wrong side of a locked gate. Once the gate is locked, Mystery Creek Road will also be closed to bicycles. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Kenai National Wildlife Refuge will be closing the Mystery Creek Road and the Pipeline Corridor to vehicle traffic at 12:01am, on Monday. For additional information, please contact the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge Headquarters office during regular business hours at (907) 262-7021.
Alaska has lost more than 2,000 jobs in the oil and gas industry since last year, as the state faces its first real recession in nearly three decades.This week, Alaska’s Energy Desk is spotlighting those who have been affected by the downturn, as part of the series An Uncertain Future.Tom Walsh is a founding partner of Petrotechnical Resources Alaska, an oil and gas consulting firm.The company has lost about half its workforce in the last year.