Shimla: Train services between Shimla and Kalka were disrupted on Sunday after multiple landslides blocked the rail route in Himachal Pradesh, a rail official said.Landslides occurred at four-five places on the Shimla-Kalka track following heavy rains in the region, he added.A Shimla-bound train from Kalka had started at 3 am but had to be terminated midway at Dharampur Railway Station at 5 am due to landslides, he added.Subsequently it was decided not to run any train till the clearance of the track, he added. Train services on the Shimla-Kalka route are likely to resume on Monday after the track is cleared.
The Rally for Kids with Cancer Scavenger Cup will be held in Nashville, TN October 24 and October 25, 2014 to raise funds for children’s cancer research and treatment at the city’s Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, announced BG Capital Group Chairman Bobby Genovese.Nationally recognized as a top-level teaching and research facility and a leading provider of pediatric health care services, the 271-bed hospital is dedicated to serving only children. No child is denied care on basis of limited ability to pay.“Our goal is to raise much-needed funds to continue work toward finding a cure,” said Genovese who is joined by co-chairs and hospital board members Rick Dreiling, Chairman and CEO of Dollar General Corporation, and Rose Grindstaff, President of the G & M Group. “When we come together and choose to fight children’s cancer, we are making a difference in the lives of children currently in the battle for life. As event co-chair, I feel that it is vital that we all work together to provide much needed resources and support to pediatric cancer initiatives.”Rally for Kids Scavenger Cup is an event which began in Canada seven years ago and has raised more than $14 million to support pediatric cancer research, treatment and care. Nashville Rally for Kids with Cancer is an event supporting the Rally Foundation, a national charity here in the US benefiting the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.The Rally Foundation began in 2008 in Atlanta by a lady named Dean Crowe in response to a local mother’s plea for research dollars to help her 12-year-old son who was fighting a brain tumor. “Raise money for childhood cancer research and fund the best research wherever it may be,” she asked. The Rally Foundation is a national charity in the USA which raises awareness and funds for childhood cancer research. It has raised approximately $5.25 million and funded more than 75 research projects around the country.American country music singer-songwriter John Rich has been named honorary celebrity chair to help raise awareness and support for this vital cause. “All children should be given the opportunity to lead full, happy lives,” said Rich of his commitment to lending his name to such a worthy cause. “Through this incredible event we can make a difference together and rally for kids with cancer!”The Rally for Kids with Cancer Scavenger Cup is a unique and exhilarating two-day event. Car enthusiasts and philanthropists who participate, as drivers must each raise a minimum of $25,000 to enter their car and draft a Celebrity Navigator. Fueled by a thrilling schedule of events and exclusive pit stops, Rally Drivers and Celebrity Navigators embark on a journey of a lifetime.The Rally event will begin with an exclusive cocktail party on October 24, 2014 at the Grand Ole Opry Studio A – 2804 Opryland Dr. in Nashville to provide Rally Drivers with the opportunity to meet and recruit their desired Celebrity Navigator. The following day begins with the “Start Your Engines” brunch before participants set out on their day-long adventure marked by an extraordinary schedule of pit stops at some of the city’s most renowned establishments and venues. The event culminates that evening with a star-studded gala dinner at the Loews Vanderbilt Hotel at 2100 West End where Rally drivers, celebrities, sponsors and invited guests revel in their experiences while enjoying an incredible dinner, award-winning entertainment and live auction prizes during the Scavenger Cup awards ceremony.Find out more here.Source:PR Newswire
Nation to Nation The Inquiry dominated the morning session at the Assembly of First Nations special chief’s assembly Thursday.Inquiry Chief Commissioner Marion Buller gave a presentation, noting that more work needs to be done. And how she will initiate a plan to formally ask the federal government for more time and money, at least a two year extension.After her presentation, Buller heard sharp criticism from the floor microphones.“There’s a stark reality between the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and this national inquiry on missing and murdered women,” said Judy Wilson of the Neskonlith First Nation in British Columbia.“Why?” she asked. “Was it about the money? Was it about the organization or is it about how it’s being led?”“It is nothing but a gong show, a circus show,” said Jocelyn Wabano-Iahtail, whose daughter was killed in 2001.Manitoba Keewatinowi Okamakanak Grand Chief Sheila North was even more pointed in her comments.“I have to tell you and I’m kind of repulsed that you’re actually here because in the summertime you didn’t even acknowledge our concerns,” she said.“We saw a commission that is falling apart and is not doing the work that the women and children and men fought for,” North continued. “And I’m sorry to say that but I think you have to go. You need to step down to salvage this inquiry.”North explained further to Nation to Nation host Todd Lamirande why she wants Buller to step down.“She seems cold. She seems like she’s leading by her head and she should be leading by her heart.”After Buller’s departure the chiefs in assembly voted in favour of a resolution to support the Inquiry’s attempt to seek an extension and an amendment to the resolution called on Buller to step down.You can subscribe to the Nation To Nation podcast below:
WASHINGTON – The Federal Reserve has raised its benchmark interest rate for the second time this year and signalled that it may step up its pace of rate increases because of solid economic growth and rising inflation.The Fed now foresees four rate hikes this year, up from the three it had previously forecast.The central bank on Wednesday raised its key short-term rate by a modest quarter-point to a still-low range of 1.75 per cent to 2 per cent. The move reflects the economy’s resilience, the job market’s strength and inflation that’s finally nearing the Fed’s target level.The action means consumers and businesses will face higher loan rates over time.It was the Fed’s seventh rate increase since it began tightening credit in 2015, and it followed an increase in March this year.When the Fed last met in May, it left its short-term rate unchanged. But it noted that inflation was edging near its 2 per cent target after years of remaining undesirably low. Should inflation eventually pick up, the Fed might move to tighten credit more aggressively.A gradual rise in inflation is coinciding with newfound economic strength. After years in which the economy expanded at roughly a tepid 2 per cent annually, growth could top 3 per cent this year. Consumer and business spending is powering the economy, in part a result of the tax cut President Donald Trump pushed through Congress late last year.With employers hiring at a solid pace month after month, unemployment has reached 3.8 per cent. Not since 1969 has the jobless rate been lower.Beginning in 2008 in the midst of the financial crisis, the Fed kept its key rate unchanged at a record low near zero for seven years. It then raised rates once in 2015, once in 2016, three times in 2017 and now twice this year.The Fed aims to achieve its mandates of maximizing employment and stabilizing prices by lowering rates to spur growth during times of economic weakness and raising rates to slow growth if the economy threatens to overheat. When the Fed tightens credit, it aims to do so without derailing the economy. But if it miscalculates and overdoes the credit tightening, it can trigger a recession.The economic expansion has survived for nine years and is now the second-longest in history. It will become the longest if it lasts past June 2019, at which point it would surpass the expansion that lasted from March 1991 to March 2001.While many economists think the current expansion will exceed the 1990’s streak, some worry about what might occur once the impact of the tax cuts begin to fade and the Fed’s gradual rate hikes begin to curb growth.Diane Swonk, chief economist at Grant Thornton, has suggested that the economy could experience a “growth recession,” in which the gross domestic product slows so much that unemployment starts to rise.The Fed’s pace of rate hikes for the rest of the year could end up reflecting a tug of war between a sturdy economy and the risks to growth, including from a potential trade war that could break out between the United States and such key trading partners as China, the European Union, Canada and Mexico. All those countries have vowed to retaliate against any U.S. tariffs with their own penalties against U.S. goods.A global trade war would risk cutting into U.S. economic growth by depressing American export sales and raising inflation by making consumers and businesses pay more for imports.The Fed’s meeting this week is to be followed by policy meetings of two other major central banks — the European Central Bank on Thursday and the Bank of Japan on Friday. While Japan’s central bank isn’t expected to make any major policy shifts, anticipation is rising that the ECB may outline as early as this week plans to begin paring its bond-buying stimulus program as a prelude to ending them altogether.
And today, the Liberals are making the case young voters should stick with the governing party because of its pledges to increase Canada Student Grants, extending the interest-free grace period on student loans, and plans to improve affordability across the country.Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau didn’t make any public appearances today, but the party noted that early voting is available on some university campuses from today until Wednesday — part of an expanded program from Elections Canada.Research from Abacus Data suggests Canadians between the ages of 18 and 38 are the largest voting bloc in this election at around 37 per cent of the total electorate.This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 5, 2019.The Canadian Press OTTAWA — The Liberals are ramping up their get-out-the-vote push with a message targeting younger Canadians.Young voter participation jumped by over 18 per cent in 2015, with around 57 per cent of eligible voters aged 18 to 24 casting a ballot.That level of participation among youth was credited as a significant contributing factor in the Liberals’ majority victory.
Rabat – The French TV channel TV5 Monde showcased the geographical and cultural diversity of the Moroccan southern city of Dakhla in a four-minute documentary by French TV producer Thierry Pérouse in 2017.The documentary, “Dakhla, une province en mutation,” illustrates the many booming industries of the southern province, including the handicrafts industry, which exemplifies beauty and cultural diversity of Moroccan southern provinces.With a population of more than 100,000, Dakhla is “the most southern and largest” region in Morocco. The video introduces the audience to a handicraft center that offers training and job opportunities for many Moroccans living in and around the Sahara.The documentary also featured interviews with craftspeople, who share and express their passion for handicrafts with TV5 Monde.A woman working in the handicraft center explains that their task is to preserve the Sahrawi (Saharan) heritage through handiwork.A craftsman and a jewelry maker in the region also state that people have shops, as a result of the royal instructions of King Mohammed VI, which promote human development in southern provinces of Morocco.In conjunction with the 40th anniversary of the Green March in 2015, King Mohammed VI launched development projects in Laayoune to enhance the influence of the Sahara region as an economic hub.In a speech delivered on the 41th anniversary of the Green March, the King reiterated the need for Morocco’s responsibility to fulfill development and stability of the Moroccan southern provinces.The French TV channel TF1 published in April a 17-minute video, which features the beauty of Morocco’s “southern pearl.”TF1 staff has lauded Dakhla, remarking that, “Between its ocean and desert, it [Dakhla] has become a haven for surfing and kite-surfing enthusiasts, and more broadly, a paradise for all those who dream adventuring off the beaten path.”Dakhla is renowned of its surfing venues, deemed a haven for international tourists and surfers.There are now ten flights to Dakhla per week departing from Casablanca, two direct flights from Las Palmas (located in the Canary Islands), and one flight from Paris, which departs once per week.
CALGARY — Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. says a mechanical failure at an old well is behind an bitumen leak at its Primrose project on the Cold Lake Air Weapons Range, but says the damage has been contained and cleanup is ongoing.“Canadian Natural is confident the cause of the seepage is due to the mechanical failure of well bores in the vicinity of impacted locations,” company president Steve Laut said in a conference call Wednesday. “We have a pretty good idea of the likely well bores.”For weeks now, bitumen has been oozing to the surface at an oil sands project owned by Canadian Natural Resources on the weapons range. The leak has so far released almost a million litres of bitumen.Company officials said the affected area has now been reduced from about 20 hectares to 13.5 hectares. The leak continues to release about 2,400 litres a day.“The bitumen emulsion will continue to seep at an ever-declining rate for a period of time,” said Laut. “There is effectively little to no environmental damage to manage the ever-declining seepage.”The Calgary-based company says each of four locations where bitumen has been oozing to the surface has been secured and cleanup, recovery and reclamation are well underway.Laut said an old well drilled in 1997 by a previous operator is the suspected culprit. The company will test all the well bores on the site in an effort to prevent future failures, he added.“We believe we will be able to identify any potential well bores that may present risk and repair these bores before steaming. If the well bore is not reparable, steaming strategies can be modified to prevent these incidents from occurring in the future.”Laut said there is little chance that the steam injected to soften the bitumen and push it up has damaged the cap rock over the deposit. He said that would require more steam pressure than the company uses.The company also said there is no risk to humans from the seepage, although 16 birds, seven small mammals and 38 amphibians have died as a result.The discoveries were immediately reported to the Alberta Energy Regulator, which is working with the company and Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development to investigate and remediate affected locations.The company’s near-term steaming plan at Primrose has also been modified as a result of the spill, with restrictions on steaming in some areas until the investigation is complete.Laut said the cleanup effort is likely to cost about $40-million. Another $20-million will be spent drilling new monitoring wells.He said it’s not expected that the company’s production figures of between 100,000 and 107,000 barrels a day will change.Laut said the company believes a similar problem in 2009 was also caused by a well failure, that time one of its own. Well designs were modified after that.
MONTREAL – Canadian National Railway has put a costly railway line in northern Quebec on hold midway through a feasibility study, due in part to delays in mining projects because of low iron ore prices.The Montreal-based railway had been working with several mining companies and the Caisse de depot pension fund on a study into a transportation link for iron ore producers at the Quebec-Labrador border.CN (TSX:CNR) announced in August that the group was looking at a rail line and terminal handling facility, which analysts estimated could cost $5 billion.But railway spokesman Louis-Antoine Paquin said Friday that everything now is on pause.He wouldn’t say if the Quebec government’s plan to increase mining royalties played a role in the decision.“It’s a bunch of factors,” he said in an interview.“There’s a pause because we’re evaluating certain timetables and also it has something to do with some projects of mining companies that they seem to have put on hold at the moment.”Paquin wouldn’t say how much has been spent on the partially completed feasibility study. The Caisse declined to comment on the decision.Quebec Natural Resources Minister Martine Ouellet, attending a hearing on spending estimates, was already talking about the project in the past tense.“CN’s project was a private project but funded by the Caisse de depot, which made it kind of a weird blend,” Ouellet said.She insisted access to the region must be fair for all and said a better business model for economic development in the area is needed.Liberal Jean d’Amour, who was also present at the hearings, took issue with Ouellet’s view and said the election of the Parti Quebecois had created a climate of uncertainty in the mining sector.Rod Cooper, president and chief operating officer of Labrador Iron Mines (TSX:LIM), said last summer that a new terminal handling facility at the Port of Sept-Iles would complement plans for a new dock at the port.The former Quebec government’s Plan Nord envisaged CN and the Caisse developing a new, 800-kilometre line from the port of Sept-Iles to the Labrador Mining Trough, a major growing source of iron ore.Cameron Doerksen of National Bank Financial had said the project wouldn’t likely be operational until 2017-2018 but could provide large revenues for CN. He had estimated the railway could potentially generate $1.5 billion to $2 billion in annual revenues on top of its current total of nearly $10 billion.Another industry player expected to benefit from the line is railway wood tie supplier Stella-Jones (TSX:SJ).On the Toronto Stock Exchange, CN’s shares were up $1.58 at $97.82 when markets closed Friday. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Canadian National puts costly railway line in northern Quebec on ice by Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press Posted Feb 8, 2013 6:28 pm MDT
Survey shows US homebuilder confidence holds steady, but outlook into next year dims slightly by Alex Veiga, The Associated Press Posted Nov 18, 2013 8:01 am MDT U.S. homebuilders’ confidence in the housing market held steady this month, but many are worried that another fight over the federal budget could cause would-be buyers to put off home purchases.The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo builder sentiment index released Monday stayed at 54 this month. October’s reading was revised one point lower from its initial estimate.Readings above 50 indicate more builders view sales conditions as good, rather than poor.The index has stayed above 50 now for six straight months after being below that level since May 2006. It has held steady, even as mortgage rates have come off their record lows and home sales have slowed. Those readings suggest most builders are still optimistic that the housing recovery will endure.But the trade association noted Monday that many consumers are holding off on buying a home because of concerns over another budget fight in Washington. Lawmakers reached a temporary agreement last month to reopen the government after a 16-day partial shutdown, but another potential shutdown looms.“Policy and economic uncertainty is undermining consumer confidence,” said David Crowe, the NAHB’s chief economist.Builder confidence took a hit in October because of the shutdown. Some buyers found it harder to close on their mortgages.The budget impasse ended with only a temporary agreement to fund the government through Jan. 15. Lawmakers also agreed to allow the government to continue borrowing normally until Feb. 7.Those deadlines coincide with the traditional start of the spring home-selling season, the traditional peak period for home sales.The builders’ group did not flag higher mortgage rates as a concern this month. Rates rose sharply over the summer in anticipation of the Federal Reserve possibly reducing its bond purchases. Since then, sales of existing homes have slowed.But mortgage rates began falling again in September after the Fed surprised markets by voting to keep buying $85-billion-a-month in bonds. Those purchases are intended to keep long-term interest rates low, which include mortgage rates.The average rate on the 30-year fixed mortgage has ticked up the past two weeks, amid some signs of economic strength.Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said last week that the average on the 30-year loan increased to 4.35 per cent from 4.16 per cent the previous week. The average, however, is below the levels reached this summer and remains near historically low levels.Builders’ confidence in the market for newly built homes has improved steadily since national measures of home sales and prices began to recover early last year.In the latest survey, which included responses from 343 builders, a measure of current sales conditions was unchanged from October’s reading at 58. But builders’ outlook for single-family home sales over the next six months fell one point to 61, while a gauge of traffic by prospective buyers slipped one point to 43.Though new homes represent only a fraction of the housing market, they have an outsize impact on the economy. Each home built creates an average of three jobs for a year and generates about $90,000 in tax revenue, according to data from the homebuilders association. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email
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Days after reportedly confessing to breaking into the State Assets and Recovery Agency (SARA) building and stealing a quantity of valuables, Mahesh Sarju was on Friday arraigned at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court to answer to the charge. Sarju, of no fixed place of abode, appeared before Magistrate Leron Daly and plead guilty when the charge was read to him.The court heard that on Tuesday last, Sarju forcefully gained entry into the SARA building on Main Street, Georgetown and carted off with one Del Laptop valued at $250,000, two hard drives holding a cost of $40,000 and one stereo handset costing $8,000- a total of $298,000 in property- belonging to Troy Bentic. Bentic claimed that on the day in question, at around 17:00hrs, he secured his belongings before leaving the SARA office, where he is employed.He noted that upon returning the following morning, he observed that the locks had been tampered with and that someone had gained unauthorized access into the building. CCTV footage of the area later pinned the act on Mangru as he was positively identified. He subsequently confessed to investigators.Mangru is said to be a known character to police and has had several other brushes with the law in the past. He was remanded to prison and the matter is expected to continue on May 5, 2018. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedLabourer charged for stealing from GPHCNovember 8, 2017In “Court”Father of 10 granted bail in Superbet $3M robberyDecember 16, 2014In “Crime”Mother of five jailed for theftSeptember 22, 2016In “Court”
Early school leavers face a higher risk of social exclusion and poverty and societies need to strive to reduce the number of young people in this situation.Ireland ranked just above average in terms of life expectancy.Read: The number of people who cannot afford food in Ireland has doubled>Read: Kids choir makes Happy sound even more joyful> THE OVERALL EXPERIENCE of life in Ireland is better than in Germany, France, Italy, Portugal or the UK.That’s according to a publication on Quality of Life indicators by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.Today is International Happiness Day and the EU released the report on the occasion.The online publication considered various factors including GDP per capita, income, employment and unemployment, life expectancy, education and early school leavers, the homicide rate, the ability to afford unexpected expenses and the natural and living environment.It found that the overall experience of life in Ireland is the same as Belgium.Denmark topped the list with Sweden and Finland just behind.Ireland ranked high in long term unemployment, with Greece, Spain, Croatia and Slovakia the only countries with a higher rate.However the report found that Ireland was below average in the number of early school leavers.The publication stated,
Les généticiens sur la piste de l’ADN de Louis XVIPubliant leurs travaux dans la revue Forensic Science International: Genetics, des généticiens espagnols, italiens et français tentent d’identifier les traces de sang contenues dans une calebasse que leur a confiée pour expertise une dynastie d’aristocrates italiens : une inscription gravée sur le récipient, ainsi qu’une tradition familiale, attribuent ce sang à Louis XVI…Parmi la collection d’objets anciens d’une famille aristocratique – qui préfère garder l’anonymat – de Bologne, une calebasse portant, entre autres inscriptions gravées, celle-ci : “Maximilien Bourdaloue le 21 janvier de cette année imbiba son mouchoir dans le sang de Louis XVI après sa décollation”. Une tradition familiale veut ainsi que le récipient ait contenu un mouchoir imprégné de ce sang ‘bleu’.Pour en avoir le cœur net, les membres de cette famille italienne ont confié la calebasse, qui porte les traces d’un dépôt noirâtre, à l’équipe de Carles Laluela-Fox, de l’Institut de biologie évolutive de Barcelone, qui a d’abord établi qu’il s’agit bien d’anciennes traces de sang, ce qu’a confirmé ensuite l’université de Bologne.L’analyse ADN a donné, jusqu’à présent, les indications suivantes : il s’agit du sang d’un homme, aux yeux bleus (comme Louis XVI), étant donné la présence du gène HERC2 – ce qui n’est pas probant en soi, le gène en question pouvant venir d’une contamination (par n’importe quelle personne ayant manipulé la callebasse).Une piste mère-fils ? À lire aussiLe tardigrade, cet animal quasi indestructible, révèle la clé de ses super-pouvoirsPour les chercheurs, il est impossible de poursuivre l’enquête en comparant le chromosome Y de l’échantillon avec celui de l’ADN nucléaire du cœur de Louis XVII (le fils de Louis XVI), conservé à la basilique Saint-Denis. L’équipe de Jean-Jacques Cassiman, de l’Université de Louvain, n’a en effet pas pu extraire cet ADN filial de l’organe relique. À défaut de cette piste père-fils, reste une possibilité : comparer l’ADN mitochondrial (transmis de mère à enfant) présent dans la calebasse avec celui des restes de la jambe de la mère de Louis XVI, sur lesquels travaille justement le légiste Philippe Charlier, qui se propose de collaborer en ce sens avec l’équipe de Carles Lalueza-Fox.Voici qui pourrait peut-être calmer les attentes des centaines de prétendus descendants du monarque guillotiné, qui n’ont pas manqué de solliciter le chef de l’équipe espagnole…Le 14 octobre 2011 à 18:54 • Maxime Lambert
For a limited time, Dell is discounting the dual-core Latitude 14 7000 touchscreen laptop by 65%. With a full HD display, a solid-state drive, and excellent battery life, this 14-inch laptop is well suited for getting work done while you’re away from the office.Dell Latitude 14 7000 touchscreen laptop for $729 (List price: $2130.43 — Coupon code: GMSAVE100) Inside, this configuration sports a fifth generation dual-core 2.2GHz Intel Core i5-5200U CPU, integrated Intel HD Graphics 5500, 4GB of DDR3L RAM (1600MHz), a 256GB SSD, Bluetooth 4.0, and 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi support. As for the 14-inch Gorilla Glass display, it features multitouch sensitivity and a full HD resolution of 1920×1080. And thanks to the HDMI port and mini DisplayPort on this machine, you can easily use an external display while you’re at the office.For heavy travelers, the Latitude 14 7000 is a smart purchase. Weighing just 3.5 pounds, and measuring less than an inch thick, it’s easy to slip this sleek little laptop into a messenger bag or backpack. And with the three cell 39WHr battery, you can get great battery life.While this laptop lists at the massive price of $2130.43, Dell has it on sale for just $829 on its online storefront. And when you use the coupon “GMSAVE100” during checkout, it’ll drop an extra $100 off of the subtotal. Take advantage of Dell’s free shipping, and you’ll only end up paying $799 (plus any applicable taxes).Our commerce group sources the best deals and products for the Geek Deals posts. We operate independently of Editorial and Advertising and may earn a percentage of the sale, if you buy something via a link on the post. If you are interested in promoting your deals, please contact us at email@example.com.For more deals on business laptops, head over to TechBargains.
A single, unmarried worker in Washington state needs a wage of $16.13 an hour to make ends meet, according to an organization that studies the so-called living wage level around the country.Two adults who have two children would need to earn $29.42 an hour, according to a report from the Alliance for a Just Society.The alliance is a coalition of eight state-based community organizations, including the Washington Community Action Network.It has issued its annual Job Gap Report on the living wage for the past 14 years.The latest report, from February, features two Spokane workers who are struggling to make ends meet.One of them is Isaiah Day, a 23-year-old cook at a downtown chain restaurant who works part time for $10.25 an hour, which is above Washington’s minimum hourly wage of $9.19. Washington has the highest minimum wage in the country.Earning that kind of money “definitely isn’t enough to do all of the things I want to do,” Day said. He’d like to go to college or find a job that pays better, he said.He earned just $13,500 in 2012, partly because he didn’thave his job for the full year. He’s been promoted from dishwasher to cook, which should mean a small salary increase, he said.Day said he lives with a roommate and pays $250 rent. He doesn’t own a car and walks more than a mile to work. He has no health insurance. But he gets a free meal during his shift and sometimes gets to take home leftovers.
Kalyani (WB): A woman was shot dead at her home in Nadia district on Thursday by gunmen while resisting them to enter her house allegedly in search of her husband who is a Trinamool Congress (TMC) worker, police said. The family members alleged that the incident was the result of a factional feud of the TMC, Nadia Superintendent of Police Rupesh Kumar said a dispute over irrigating land was behind the killing. Four to five men went to the home of Tahajul Seikh in Hatishala village under Chapra police station area around 2.30 pm and tried to enter the house by force. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal life The SP said Seikh’s wife, 26-year-old Marjina Bibi, tried to stop them and they gunned her down. Seikh, in the meantime, fled through the back door, the SP said. After failing to find him, the gunmen returned. “An altercation had taken place yesterday over irrigating lands in the area and the murder is a result of that,” Kumar said. There has been no written complaint received by the police and there is no arrest, he said. Chapra MLA Rookbanoor Rahaman said, “Tahajul was our worker. Some miscreants tried to kill him but his wife died. Politics was not the reason for the murder.” Sources in the victim’s family, however, alleged that Marjina Bibi was killed because of the feud of two groups of the TMC. They also claimed that gunmen looted Rs 1. 5 lakh cash and and some golden ornaments from the house after firing Marjina Bibi.
Etihad Airways and Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) have signed a landmark agreement that sees the airline become the official airline partner of ADGM. According to the agreement, both will play ambassadors of Abu Dhabi and deliver on Abu Dhabi’s vision as a world-leading business, tourism, and cultural destination.The agreement was signed in the presence of H E Ahmed Al Sayegh, Chairman of ADGM, by the Chief Executive Officer of ADGM’s Registration Authority, Dhaher M Bin Dhaher Almheiri, and Etihad Airways Chief Executive Officer, Peter Baumgartner.The partnership involves in-depth cooperation for commercial development and destination marketing that will drive business for organisations, as well as providing ADGM members with privileged access to Etihad Airways and its partner airlines, including unique benefits across the combined network.“It’s an honour to be the official airline partner of Abu Dhabi Global Market, a key pillar of Abu Dhabi’s Economic Vision 2030. We are proud to be associated with an organisation that is a major catalyst for the growth of the financial services sector and international commerce in Abu Dhabi and across the UAE. Our travel companies, Hala Travel Management (HTM) and Hala Abu Dhabi will also be key players in the partnership, providing professional travel management services to ADGM’s growing business community as well as promoting the Emirate and all it has to offer,” said Baumgartner.Almheiri said, “At ADGM, we strive to work closely with all stakeholders to provide our member institutions with best-in-class service. Etihad Airways, our national airline, complements these efforts with their offerings and service excellence. This strategic global partnership attests to how local entities can leverage each other’s natural synergies to support Abu Dhabi’s broader vision and commitment for the economy.”
Regal Hotels International (RHI) will open a regional sales office in Sydney tomorrow, to cater for the rapid growth in travel between Australia and greater China, with the aim of expanding the Australian and New Zealand market share for Regal in Hong Kong and China.The office will create new business, more tour programs, and group travel itineraries, using the comprehensive network of the Regal Hotels International.RHI management sees the increasing number of flights between Australia and several major Chinese cities as a great opportunity to introduce its hotels to a rapidly growing market.RHI has appointed Charmaine Wong as business development manager. Wong has 20 years experience in the outbound travel industry.She will be supported and assisted by Randall Lui, a veteran in the Australian tourism industry for more than 30 years.Lui will continue to operate his RM Asia Pacific hotel marketing company in Hong Kong for the Trump Collections and other global brands.Image: Regal Hong Kong at Causeway Bay Regal Hotels
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email In this Thursday, May 30, 2019, photo, Ali Stroker poses for a portrait in New York. Stroker is on the cusp of musical theater history. At the upcoming Tony Awards, she could become the first person in a wheelchair to win a Tony. (Photo by Scott Gries/Invision/AP) Tony nominee Ali Stroker keeps on breaking Broadway barriers by Mark Kennedy, The Associated Press Posted Jun 5, 2019 7:05 am PDT NEW YORK — Ali Stroker booked her first musical theatre gig at the tender age of 7.She was cast as the title role in “Annie” in a friend’s backyard production in a New Jersey beach town. And since Stroker was in a wheelchair, Little Orphan Annie was also in one.When she sang, she says she “felt so free.”Flash forward a few years and Stroker is on the cusp of musical theatre history. At the Tony Awards on Sunday, she could become the first person in a wheelchair to win a Tony.She advocates for equal access and disabled rights and loves it when she sees disabled fans in the theatre, but hopes her talent gets attention, too.Mark Kennedy, The Associated Press
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