Greater Toronto Area realtors can now publish home sales data on their

first_imgTORONTO – The Supreme Court of Canada’s refusal to hear an appeal from the country’s largest real estate board enables its member real estate agents to publish home sales data on their websites, setting a precedent that could usher in a new era of transparency for home buyers and sellers nationwide, industry experts said Thursday.Canada’s top court announced Thursday it has dismissed the application from the Toronto Real Estate Board, which represents more than 50,000 Ontario agents, ending a years-long battle.The fight centred around a 2011 application from the Competition Bureau, a federal watchdog designed to protect consumers by investigating business policies and mergers, challenging the Toronto Real Estate Board’s policy preventing the publication of such information on password-protected websites, arguing the policy restricts competition and digital innovation.TREB fought back claiming the publication of such data was a privacy and copyright concern, but the Competition Tribunal and later the Federal Court of Appeal sided with the bureau instead, so TREB took its battle to the Supreme Court.The top court’s refusal to hear the case is significant because it was likely TREB’s last chance to prevent the publication of the data. It is a sign of hope for realtors in regions across the country who want to open up data to their clients, real estate experts said.“A lot of these local real estate boards were waiting to see what happened with this decision,” said John Andrew, a real estate professor at Queen’s University.“That’s going to spread to others boards across Canada. They are no longer going to try to resist this kind of demand from their own members who would like to release this kind of information and other kinds.”He’s anticipating a flood of realtors will race to post data in 60 days when required under the Competition Tribunal’s order. That will allow buyers and sellers to more easily educate themselves on how to price homes and negotiate, keeping them from relying on agents to send them sales information.However, Andrew doesn’t think that giving the public an easier route to finding out what homes sold for will jeopardize the livelihood of realtors or significantly change the market.Christopher Alexander, the executive vice-president and regional director of RE/MAX Integra’s Ontario-Atlantic business, agreed.Both said they don’t believe the decision will be an industry killer based on their observations of the United States housing market, where real estate agents remained in demand even after a similar case enabled consumers to access enhanced information for the last 13 years.“Good, experienced realtors are a lot more valuable than having sold information,” said Alexander.Those currently seeking sold information predominantly turn to real estate agents and brokers, who have access to the Multiple Listing Service database, where sales data is compiled when deals close. Others rely on online property value services like Teranet or local land registry offices, which charge a fee for the public to access sales data.The TREB case largely dealt with allowing publication of the data through virtual office websites (VOWs), which are password-protected and are usually open to a realtor’s clients or people who subscribe to their website.Now that publication will be allowed through those sites, Andrew believes the market will see a push for realtors and other companies to be able to publish the data online without using VOWs.Interim Competition Bureau commissioner Matthew Boswell refused to speculate on whether the country will see a new fight to allow publication outside of VOWs, but said he knows real estate boards across the country were watching the case.“This is their opportunity to look at their policies and procedures and make sure they are in compliance with the Competition Act, that they are not abusing their dominant position in their respective markets as TREB was found to have done in this case,” he told The Canadian Press.Boswell said he considered the Supreme Court’s choice not to hear the case as “a decisive victory for competition, innovation and for consumers.”TREB chief executive officer John DiMichele said he “respects the decision” and noted that the board will be studying “the required next steps to ensure such information will be protected in compliance with the tribunal order,” which he noted will come into effect in 60 days if it is not modified.The Canadian Real Estate Association, which represents 125,000 realtors across the country, was also reviewing the order to determine its potential impacts.Neither immediately said whether they were looking for a way to change the order.Follow @Tara_Deschamps on Twitter.last_img read more

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Business expert with little education experience selected as next University of Iowa

In this photo taken Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015, J. Bruce Harreld, a corporate executive who says he helped turn around the IBM Corporation and one of four finalists for the University of Iowa president, speaks to university community members at the Iowa Memorial Union during his visit to the campus in Iowa City, Iowa. The other three candidates are Ohio State University provost Joseph Steinmetz, Tulane University Provost Michael Bernstein and Oberlin College President Marvin Krislov. The Board of Regents are expected to decide on a new president on Thursday, Sept. 3. (David Scrivner/Iowa City Press-Citizen via AP) NO SALES; MANDATORY CREDIT Business expert with little education experience selected as next University of Iowa president by Ryan Foley, The Associated Press Posted Sep 3, 2015 1:56 pm MDT Last Updated Sep 3, 2015 at 4:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email IOWA CITY, Iowa – The University of Iowa’s governing board on Thursday named a corporate management expert with little higher education experience as the school’s next president, an unusual choice meant to shake up the culture of the state’s flagship academic institution.The selection of J. Bruce Harreld, a former senior vice-president at IBM and lecturer at Harvard Business School, is likely to stir criticism among professors who see him as unqualified and could spark debate over whether business experience alone is enough to lead a major university.Harreld told the regents he was honoured to land the job, adding that he has a lot to learn. “This is a watershed moment for a great institution and I hope we do a lot together,” he said.The Board of Regents’ decision to pass over three candidates with traditional academic credentials in favour of Harreld is a signal that members believe the university should operate more like a nimble business and less like a slow-moving bureaucracy stuck in old thinking. During a campus forum Tuesday, Harreld told a skeptical, at times hostile crowd that his experience transforming businesses such as IBM and Kraft Foods would help the university improve its academic rankings, fend off competition for students and top academic talent, and manage a shrinking level of state and federal funding.Harreld, 64, beat out Oberlin College President Marvin Krislov, Ohio State University Provost Joseph Steinmetz and Tulane University Provost Michael Bernstein. The four candidates had been recommended by a search committee out of more than 50 who applied to replace Sally Mason, who retired last month after leading the university since 2007.Nationally, it remains rare for major research universities to have someone without an academic leadership background as president. Non-academics have included military leaders such as Texas A & M president Bob Gates and UT System chancellor William McRaven and former governors Mitch Daniels at Purdue University and David Boren at University of Oklahoma.Unlike those picks, Harreld doesn’t have a high profile or any prior ties to the university or state. But he touted his 13-year career as a senior vice-president for strategy and marketing at IBM in New York, saying he helped the technology company rebound from near bankruptcy in the 1990s by streamlining operations and finding new business opportunities.He was previously part of the team that expanded the Boston Market food chain nationwide and an executive at Kraft Foods who oversaw brands such as Tombstone and Digiorno frozen pizza. In the business world, he was considered an expert in the use of information technology, marketing and branding.From 2008 to 2014, he was a senior lecturer at the Harvard Business School, teaching courses for MBA students. He earned his MBA there in 1975, after earlier graduating from Purdue with an engineering degree. read more

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Bank of Canada says central bank does not need to move in

WATERLOO, Ont. – An increase in interest rates by the U.S. Federal Reserve will affect Canada, but Bank of Canada deputy governor Timothy Lane says that doesn’t mean the central bank is under any pressure to follow suit.“We are free to adjust our policy interest rate in the context of Canadian economic conditions — and, in particular, do not need to move in step with the Federal Reserve,” Lane said in prepared remarks of a speech delivered Wednesday in Waterloo, Ont.The comments come amid rising expectations that the U.S. Federal Reserve will raise its key interest rate next month.Changes by the U.S. Federal Reserve will have some bearing on Canada, Lane said, and the central bank will have to account for them alongside “many other factors” when determining monetary policy here at home.A hike by the U.S. Federal Reserve of its key interest rate would spark an increase in interest rates globally and strengthen the U.S. dollar.“It is important to note that the economic setting for such an interest rate move also needs to be taken into account,” Lane said.“The Fed’s rate move would likely be made in response to a strengthening U.S. economy, which is itself typically favourable for our exports.”The next U.S. Federal Reserve meeting is set for Dec. 13 and 14.In its last meeting, the Fed said the case for a rate hike has “continued to strengthen” as the economy has improved, but it kept the rate unchanged.The Fed last increased its key interest rate in December 2015 when it raised it by a quarter of a percentage point to a range of 0.25 per cent to 0.5 per cent.The Bank of Canada’s key interest rate target sits at 0.5 per cent after it was cut twice last year. by The Canadian Press Posted Nov 16, 2016 10:22 am MDT Last Updated Nov 16, 2016 at 12:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Bank of Canada says central bank does not need to move in step with U.S. Fed read more

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December new car preregistration figures

(b) a car retained for a period of at least three months. Supplier A person that manufactures cars for supply within, or imports new cars for supply into, the UK, who had a market share of one per cent or more of the total supply of new cars in the UK in the preceding calendar year. Pre-registrations data The attached table shows the pre-registration figures for Great Britain, Northern Ireland, The Isle of Man and the Channel Islands in detail. Providing the SMMT is acknowledged as the source of this information, the figures may be quoted. Substantial reproduction needs specific approval by the SMMT. DownloadClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) December new car pre-registration figures Today, SMMT releases figures for December pre-registrations in the UK car market. The data shows the number of cars disposed of in December 2000 that were defined as pre-registrations. The Supply of New Cars Order 2000 requires motor manufacturers to publish the number of pre-registered cars supplied and the gross income suppliers receive from selling those pre-registered cars. This information is published on a monthly basis. SMMT already produces new car registration and production figures and this information will bring further transparency and clarity to the UK car market. Notes to Editors The Supply of New Cars Order 2000: Pre-registered car A new car which a supplier has caused to be registered before the terms and conditions of its supply to an end-user have been agreed, but does not include: (a) a car so registered because its certificate of conformity with a vehicle type-approved under the EC Vehicle Type Approval Scheme is about to become invalid read more

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Codelco plans to invest 40 billion by 2027

first_imgMinerAndina reports that Chilean state mining company Codelco, the world’s largest copper producer, “plans to invest $40 billion for the next ten years to strengthen the company for the various scenarios the copper industry presents,” according to Alejandro Rivera, Administration and Finances VP.He said that financing for this investment will come from resources generated by the company, from debt acquired with private financers and the respective contributions from the Chilean government through a capitalization program currently ongoing.“The destiny for the funds will be divided in four categories, the main one being the development of structural projects through which the company seeks to keep its production quota around 1.7 Mt of copper per year for the next 25 years”, he said.Codelco expects an investment of $20 billion in the three projects currently under execution with different levels of progress: Chuquicamata Subterráneo [underground], Nuevo Nivel Mina and the trespass Mina-Planta Andina.The remaining disbursements are related to mining development projects and the compliance of the norm regulating environmental updating of its three furnaces: Ventanas, El Salvador, Chuquicamata and El Teniente.During the year’s first half, Codelco made a surplus of $990 million. Thus, it passed the $66 million goal and almost doubled the amount generated during 2016.“Codelco generated $990 million thanks to a disciplined management, costs reduction and the improved copper price”, said Nelson Pizarro, Executive President of the company.last_img read more

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Petar Djordic suffers knee ligaments injury once again

Petar Djordjić ← Previous Story Bundesliga (Round 31): Rhein-Neckar Lowen defeats HSV Hamburg, continues title-chase Next Story → SLOVAK SYMPHONY: Amazing work by Cip & Radcenko Ex-Serbian left back Petar Djordjic (24) who seriously thinking about changing NT t-shirt in the future, suffered knee ligaments injury once again! Re-rupture happened in the last minutes of the clash between his HSV Handball and Rhein Neckar Lowen 31:32 and new surgery waiting for powerful left back, who already missed 9 months of the last season, when he got injured at the openning match of the season, Super Cup between his SG Flensburg and THW Kiel.No luck for Djordjic, but with a strong head he will come back even stronger… read more

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18 animals left to waste during Forty Mile caribou hunt

first_imgSome animals were left to waste in last week’s Forty Mile caribou hunt along the Steese Highway. An Alaska State Trooper Dispatch said 18 animals: 15 cows and three bulls were shot and left, with more reports coming in.Listen nowThe dispatch said several hunters helped wildlife troopers salvage meat, for donation to charity.Troopers note that the harvest was rapid during the two-day hunt, adding that while most hunters obeyed regulations, over 50 citations were issued for a range of offenses.last_img read more

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High stakes in Myanmar as Suu Kyi to address Rohingya crisis

first_imgAung San Suu Kyi. Photo: AFPAs Rakhine state burns and Rohingya flee, Aung San Suu Kyi is preparing to address Myanmar on the crisis for the first time — a high wire act seeking to soothe global outrage without baiting an army that is again showing its teeth. Suu Kyi took office last year as Myanmar’s first civilian leader after 50 years of junta rule.She has since focused her energy on the delicate political dance between her civilian government and the generals who still hold many of the levers of power. On Tuesday the Nobel laureate will give the biggest speech of her time in office.The nationally-televised turn will break a near silence since the ulcerous ethnic and religious hatreds in western Rakhine state erupted into killings on 25 August, sending 400,000 Muslim minority Rohingya fleeing into Bangladesh. Some 30,000 ethnic Rakhine Buddhists and Hindus have also been internally displaced.In an interview with the BBC, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said the stakes were high for Tuesday’s speech, calling it a “last chance” to stop the unfolding humanitarian calamity.”If she does not reverse the situation now, then I think the tragedy will be absolutely horrible, and unfortunately then I don’t see how this can be reversed in the future,” he said.  ‘Ethnic cleansing’ – The latest violence was sparked by Rohingya militants’ raids on 30 police posts in Rakhine state.The UN calls the army fightback a “textbook example of ethnic cleansing” with villages set ablaze to drive Rohingya civilians out.Many abroad are puzzled as to how rights can be flagrantly denied to a specific group by a people who once nobly demanded their own in the face of a junta.Suu Kyi’s televised address — likely at least in part to be in English — comes ahead of a meeting at the UN General Assembly in which Myanmar is expected to be hammered over the crisis.But analysts say her power to stay the military is limited, and her response thus far indicates she is choosing the lesser of two evils.”She’s signalling that her chief priority is the relationship between the government and military and that the pogrom is secondary to that,” Francis Wade, author of ‘Myanmar’s Enemy Within: Buddhist Violence and the Making of the Muslim ‘Other” told AFP.”This obviously raises questions about the quality of leadership she seeks to bring, but also that the political game in Myanmar is worth the sacrifice of entire communities.”‘Bengalis’ not Rohingya Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD) swept the board when the military permitted elections in 2015.Before they loosened their chokehold on power, the generals wrote themselves into the constitution, embedding their political future with a bloc of legislative seats and total control over security.Over the last two years, Suu Kyi’s gradualism, and her refusal to upset the organisation that kept her under house arrest for almost two decades, has seen the sprouting of the first green shoots of the rule of law in Myanmar.But the eruption of violence in Rakhine and the pressure from the outside world for her to “do something about it” risks upsetting that balance. All the more so in a country where the majority of the population shares the military’s view that Rohingya Muslims — whom it disparagingly calls “Bengalis” — are interlopers bent on taking land and resources from Buddhists.  A leader who bends too far to international will could lose the support of the people she governs.In these circumstances, observers say, it is not hard to imagine another coup by an army that always used national security concerns to justify its iron-fisted rule. The General – From the ashes of Rakhine, commander-and-chief Min Aung Hlaing is emerging as an unexpectedly popular figure, defying deep mistrust of the military.Through Facebook and Twitter he has successfully pitched his once reviled institution as the defender of Myanmar’s territorial sovereignty and the Buddhist faith against “extremist Bengali terrorists”.On Saturday his Facebook feed repeated the widely-held domestic view that the Rohingya have “never been an ethnic group in Myanmar.”With the army flexing its muscles, Suu Kyi’s next steps have become increasingly treacherous.A complex swirl of ethnic and religious rivalries, incubated under five decades of military rule, has toxified all debate inside Myanmar around the Rohingya.The militant attacks of 25 August are seen by many Buddhists as confirmation of long-held fears that overseas-based Islamists are intent on taking over Rakhine state — the western gateway to wider Myanmar.Fear has overridden empathy for the Rohingya, who still trudge in wretched, hungry lines to Bangladesh.So far, and despite the global finger-pointing, Suu Kyi remains a galvanising force in Myanmar.Her reticence to publically defend the Rohingya has been applauded across the political divide — even by notorious Buddhist nationalist monks.”She is not your leader. She is OUR leader,” Mayzin Aye, a businesswoman renowned for supporting Suu Kyi, wrote on Facebook — where much of Myanmar’s discourse takes place.”She is not an icon for us. She is not a Saint for us. She is our country’s leader… She gives up everything for our freedom from military rulers.”last_img read more

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Stalagmite study offers clues about Earths past magnetic polarity shifts

first_img The geomagnetic field shields Earth from the direct impact of solar wind and cosmic radiation. Credit: PNAS © 2018 This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Stalagmites in southern China preserve detailed geomagnetic oscillations and centennial geomagnetic reversal events. Credit: PNAS Journal information: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences A large team of researchers from China, Taiwan and Australia has found evidence of faster-than-expected shifts in Earth’s magnetic polarity several thousand years ago. In their paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the group describes their study of stalagmites found in a cave in China and what they found. More information: * Yu-Min Chou et al. Multidecadally resolved polarity oscillations during a geomagnetic excursion, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (2018). DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1720404115AbstractPolarity reversals of the geomagnetic field have occurred through billions of years of Earth history and were first revealed in the early 20th century. Almost a century later, details of transitional field behavior during geomagnetic reversals and excursions remain poorly known. Here, we present a multidecadally resolved geomagnetic excursion record from a radioisotopically dated Chinese stalagmite at 107–91 thousand years before present with age precision of several decades. The duration of geomagnetic directional oscillations ranged from several centuries at 106–103 thousand years before present to millennia at 98–92 thousand years before present, with one abrupt reversal transition occurring in one to two centuries when the field was weakest. These features indicate prolonged geodynamo instability. Repeated asymmetrical interhemispheric polarity drifts associated with weak dipole fields likely originated in Earth’s deep interior. If such rapid polarity changes occurred in future, they could severely affect satellites and human society.* Press release Explore further Earth’s magnetic field is not about to reverse, study finds Citation: Stalagmite study offers clues about Earth’s past magnetic polarity shifts (2018, August 21) retrieved 18 August 2019 from Prior research has shown that the Earth’s magnetic field sometimes reverses polarity—such an event has been experienced only once by modern humans, but that was long before the age of satellites and electronics. In the modern age, such a reversal could spell trouble for many devices that we have come to rely on. For that reason, scientists study past reversals in the hope of predicting when the next might occur. In this new effort, the researchers traveled to the Sanxing Cave in Guizhou Province in southern China. There, they obtained samples of stalagmites (columns of calcium salts that rise from the floor of caves, caused by dripping water), which hold evidence of changes to the magnetic field going back thousands of years.The Earth’s magnetic field is generated by liquid metal churning at depths 1,700 miles below the surface. But sometimes, that churning can change slightly, affecting the magnetic field. Prior research has suggested that a full reversal would likely take thousands of years, but this new research suggests it can happen in as few as 100.The researchers report that the stalagmite sample taken from the cave showed evidence of magnetic field changes from 107,000 to 91,000 years ago—a span of 16,000 years. By studying the sample very precisely using a high-resolution cryogenic magnetometer, the researchers were able to trace changes in the magnetic field more precisely than has ever been done before. In so doing, they discovered that approximately 98,000 years ago, a magnetic reversal occurred over just a century and a half, approximately 10 times faster than had been believed possible. The researchers found several other phase changes, as well, with various degrees of fluctuation strength. They also found that when the magnetic field was weaker than normal, more fluctuations in strength occurred. They suggest such fluctuations likely caused some instability in convection in the planet’s outer core.last_img read more

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Gottlieb Forget about LeBron going to the Spurs

first_imgRichard Sherman is still hung up on his exAfter getting criticized for negotiating his own contract, newly signed Niners corner Richard Sherman has been criticizing the Seahawks, including former coach Pete Carroll in the media.Doug understands Sherman’s emotional reaction after being let go by the only organization he’s ever played for and won a title with, but right now he’s like a guy after a recent break up that goes on a date and can’t stop bad mouthing his ex. He’s not over it.Also:– Belichick had to cut ties with Alex Guerrero for undercutting his message– Trey Young should come back to Oklahoma for his sophomore seasonGuests:Chris Broussard – FS1 NBA Analyst is in-studio talking Cavs struggles; LeBron frustrations; if Kevin Love’s return is being overstated; and if Trae Young can have NBA success.A.J. Bouye – Jacksonville Jaguars Pro Bowl cornerback is in-studio talking Jacksonville’s turnaround and why he believes in Blake Bortles.Jeff Gordon – NASCAR Champion and Fox Analyst joins the show to discuss Bubba Wallace’s impact on the sport; and why Jimmy Johnson has struggled. Doug Gottlieb in for Colin:Forget about LeBron going to the SpursThe speculation about potential destinations for LeBron if he decides to leave Cleveland usually consists of a handful of teams, in which the Spurs are almost always included.Gottlieb thinks LeBron to the Spurs makes zero sense because even though LeBron admires Gregg Popovich and enjoyed their time at the Olympics, he’ll never be selfless enough to fit into a Spurs culture where the motto is “get over yourself.” LeBron will always want more input and influence than Pop would ever allow. It’s an awful fit.last_img read more

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Memories Trinidad Del Mar gets ready for its official rebranding

first_img Share Posted by Memories Trinidad Del Mar gets ready for its official rebranding Travelweek Group << Previous PostNext Post >>center_img Thursday, November 22, 2018 Tags: Blue Diamond Resorts, Cuba, Memories Resorts & Spa, Trinidad and Tobago TORONTO — The official rebranding of the Hotel Brisas Trinidad Del Mar into Memories Trinidad Del Mar will take effect Dec. 15, says Blue Diamond Resorts.Mohamad Fawzi, Managing Director of Blue Diamond Resorts Cuba, says Memories Resorts has already made significant improvements to the beachfront resort, including room renovations and upgraded amenities. The popular all-inclusive resort is located 15 minutes from the historic town of Trinidad, Cuba.“We are excited to welcome Trinidad Del Mar to the Memories Resorts family and offer our unique service standards and updated amenities to guests of this popular hotel,” says Fawzi. Guests of the renewed hotel will enjoy great value and a lively vacation atmosphere on picturesque Ancon Beach, he adds. Memories Trinidad Del Mar offers large rooms with garden, pool, lagoon or ocean views in buildings designed to reflect the beautiful Spanish colonial architecture of the nearby town of Trinidad, recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and known for its rich history and picture-perfect architecture.Amenities on-site include a supervised kids club and fun activities, a gym and two tennis courts. For dining, options are plentiful with various Cuban and international dishes served up at the buffet or the choice of two specialty restaurants.Last month Sunwing announced new seasonal flight service to Cienfuegos, with direct flights operating from Toronto on Mondays from Dec. 17 to April 22. Sunwing is the only Canadian leisure carrier to offer a direct flight service from Toronto to Cienfuegos this coming winter. Memories Trinidad Del Mar is one of several resort options for Sunwing’s Cienfuegos-bound passengers.last_img read more

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Bahrain court delays verdict for 11yearold

first_img The vital role family plays in society Arizona families, Arizona farms: working to produce high-quality milk More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths Top Stories Get a lawn your neighbor will be jealous of Comments   Share   MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) – A Bahrain court on Wednesday delayed a verdict in the case of an 11-year-old boy accused of taking part in anti-government protests. The new date for a ruling is July 5.The sixth-grade student, who was in court alongside his father, spent a month behind bars and took his final school exams there. The boy, Ali Hasan, faces charges of joining an illegal gathering and other claims related to the unrest in the troubled Gulf nation. Defense lawyer Shahzalan Khamis has asked the court to drop the charges. The boy is one of the youngest suspects detained in crackdowns on protests led by Bahrain’s Shiite majority, which seeks a greater political voice from the ruling Sunni dynasty.The government on Wednesday defended its handling of the Hasan case. It said an investigation concluded the youngster was arrested for blocking a road in June and was held in police custody for only six hours. He was in juvenile detention for the next month.It also insisted there has been no “intentional focus” to arrest children in the anti-government protests. The government statement said the numbers of children in its juvenile detention center has averaged around 15 since the beginning of the year. It said in most cases, children remain there only for several weeks, with the most serious offenders staying for a year.“This report vindicates the actions of the police and the juvenile justice system,” said Chief of Public Security Tariq Al Hassan. “However, it also points to the need for greater parental and community adult supervision in the lives of at-risk youth. What is deplorable is how some older people will take advantage of vulnerable youth for their own political purposes.” Sponsored Stories Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates More than 50 people have died in Bahrain’s upheavals since February 2011.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, familylast_img read more

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Tom Goldmans Golden Fete

first_imgTom Goldman, one of Australia’s most respected businessmen and travel industry executives, was honoured at the recent Travelscene Corporate Symposium in Bangkok for his 50 years of service and contribution to the travel industry.Starting his career in March 1962 as a junior consultant selling suburban and national rail tickets, Tom Goldman became one of the top sellers in travel before establishing the highly respected Goldman Travel Corporation, a proud Member of Travelscene Corporate.Travelscene Corporate’s General Manager, David Padman personally congratulated Tom Goldman on his long and illustrious career. “Tom Goldman’s contribution to the industry extends well beyond his own business success and he stands out as a role model to business professionals across Australia. It has been an honour to work alongside him and I wish him continued success.” said Travelscene Corporate’s General Manager, David Padman.Tom Goldman said: “The benefits of being a Travelscene Corporate Member have been integral to the success of Goldman Travel Corporation. The combination of our highly skilled team and everchanging business model which has grown over 28 years – with the reach of Travelscene Corporate’s network, superb supplier relationships and head office support – means we continue to move from strength to strength. And after 50 years it’s still full-steam ahead.” In celebration of the achievement, Tom Goldman was officially recognised at the 2012 Travelscene Corporate Symposium, themed Beyond Success, held at the Millennium Hilton Bangkok on 4 – 5 May 2012.Tom Goldman is a fellow of the Australian Institute of Travel and in January 2000 was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia for his services to sport and community. Tom Goldman is also a past Chairman of Travelscene American Express and currently serves on the Advisory Board of Travelscene. Source = Travelscene Corporate David and Tom Goldmanlast_img read more

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first_img Top Stories Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact In all, Ginn averaged 10.65 yards per punt return and 18.95 yards per kick return, while catching 14 passes for 190 yards.The highlight of his season was a 71-yard punt return for a touchdown that lifted the Cardinals past the New York Giants in Week 2. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelocenter_img The Arizona Cardinals have released wide receiver Ted Ginn, Jr.The move will save the Cardinals $2.5 million on the 2015 salary cap. The Cardinals signed Ginn last offseason to a three-year, $9.75 million contract with the expectation that he would serve as their primary threat in the return game as well as bring speed to the wide receiver group.However, while he was the team’s main kick and punt returner, he was not particularly effective in either role, and his spot as the team’s third receiver was taken by rookie John Brown early in the season. Comments   Share   Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and sellinglast_img read more

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Go back to the enewsletter Starwood Hotels Reso

first_imgGo back to the e-newsletterStarwood Hotels & Resorts has announced that it has closed on the sale of The St. Regis Florence and The Westin Excelsior Florence to Nozul Hotels & Resorts, the owner of The Gritti Palace, Venice and W Doha Hotel, and a wholly owned subsidiary of Jaidah Holdings for €190 million.Starwood will continue to operate the hotels under the St. Regis and Westin brand flags under new long-term management agreements.The St. Regis Florence was originally built in 1432 by Filippo Brunelleschi and is considered to be one of the most significant buildings in the city for its artistic and historical value. The hotel on the banks of the Arno River was converted from A Luxury Collection Hotel to a St. Regis Hotel in November 2011. It features 99 guestrooms, including 19 suites, approximately 603 square metres of meeting space, the Iridium Suites Spa My Blend by Clarins and three restaurants and lounges.Partially renovated in 2014 and again in 2016, The Westin Excelsior Florence features 171 rooms, including 15 suites, approximately 529 square metres of meeting space, a WestinWORKOUT fitness centre and two food and beverage outlets, including the rooftop bar and restaurant SE-STO on Arno.Go back to the e-newsletterlast_img read more

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first_img by Mae Anderson, The Associated Press Posted Jun 13, 2018 8:30 am PDT Last Updated Jun 13, 2018 at 9:00 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email FILE – In this Aug. 8, 2017, file photo, The Walt Disney Co. logo appears on a screen above the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Disney has made a $52.4 billion all-stock offer for the bulk of Twenty-First Century Fox, including the studios behind the “Avatar” movies, “The Simpsons” and “Modern Family,” along with National Geographic. Marvel would get back the characters previously licensed to Fox, reuniting X-Men with the Avengers. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File) After AT&T-Time Warner win, is Comcast-Fox a done deal?center_img NEW YORK, N.Y. – Comcast will likely bid for Fox’s entertainment business as early as Wednesday now that a federal judge has cleared AT&T’s $85 billion takeover of Time Warner.If Comcast succeeds in outbidding Disney for Fox, a major cable distributor would control even more channels on its lineup and those of its rivals. There are fears that it could lead to higher cable bills or hinder online alternatives.But U.S. District Judge Richard Leon cleared the AT&T deal Tuesday despite similar concerns. The ruling signalled that federal regulators might have a hard time stopping companies from getting bigger by gobbling up rivals and the content they own.Comcast isn’t likely the only mega-media bid in the works. There will probably be a rush to consolidate.Cowen analyst Gregory Williams said the ruling could unleash “pent up” demand for mergers and acquisitions “across the Pay-TV landscape.”Even if a company doesn’t need to get bigger right away, it might need to do so to prevent a competitor from doing so.Here’s a look at some of the combinations that will transform the media landscape and change how people consume entertainment.FOX WITH DISNEY OR COMCASTDisney has made a $52.4 billion all-stock offer for the bulk of Twenty-First Century Fox, including the studios behind the “Avatar” movies, “The Simpsons” and “Modern Family,” along with National Geographic. Marvel would get back the characters previously licensed to Fox, reuniting X-Men with the Avengers.But Comcast has said it is preparing an all-cash offer that is superior to Disney’s. It will likely to make an offer soon, now that the judge has ruled in AT&T’s favour, without setting any conditions.David Turetsky, a professor at the State University of New York at Albany, warns that the AT&T ruling is based on “specific facts and evidence” that may or may not apply in other cases. Still, many of the circumstances in that case are similar with a potential Comcast bid.For Disney, a successful Comcast bid could make Disney’s planned streaming service less attractive.Wall Street braced for a bidding war. Shares in Fox increased nearly 8 per cent to an all-time high of $43.90. Disney gained more than 2 per cent, while Comcast lost more than 1 per cent in morning trading Wednesday.SPRINT AND T-MOBILEIn April, the two telecom companies announced a $26.5 billion combination. The deal would combine the nation’s third- and fourth-largest wireless companies and bulk them up to a similar size to Verizon and AT&T, the industry giants.The worry is that with just three major carriers, there would be less incentive to keep innovating on prices and service. T-Mobile and Sprint might even raise prices now that they don’t have to try to poach customers off each other.A 2014 attempt to combine fell apart amid resistance from the Obama administration. But the industry is different just four years later. Wireless carriers aren’t just competing with each other, but also with Comcast and others as the wireless, broadband and video industries converge. AT&T is about to get larger with CNN, HBO and other channels from Time Warner. Beyond combining with each other, T-Mobile and Sprint might need its own content acquisition to compete.CBS AND VIACOMCBS has resisted pressure from its controlling shareholder, National Amusements, to merge with Viacom, which also is controlled by National Amusements. The two companies used to be one but separated in 2005.A combination would reunite CBS’s television business with Viacom’s production studios, similar to the arrangements now in place at NBC owner Comcast and ABC owner Disney. (On the flip side, the Fox television network and studios would separate under a deal with either Comcast or Disney.)With Viacom, the $6-a-month CBS All Access streaming service might have a larger library, as Viacom owns MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central and other cable networks.VERIZONVerizon, which bought AOL and Yahoo in recent years, could be on the prowl for other entertainment properties. Verizon wants to challenge Google and Facebook in the huge and lucrative field of digital advertising — and having more content could help. There’s speculation that CBS could be a potential target. With its main wireless rival AT&T becoming even more of a content powerhouse, Verizon might feel the need to grow.Cowen’s Williams suggests, however, that rather than buy an entertainment or media company, Verizon might buy a company that bolsters its network or infrastructure. Cable company Charter or satellite TV company Dish are “ideal candidates,” he wrote in a research note.SMALLER MOVIE STUDIOSRumours have long swirled that Lionsgate might be a potential takeover target by anyone from Amazon to Verizon or even a combined CBS-Viacom entity. Nothing has materialized yet for the owner of the “Twilight” and “Hunger Games” franchises. As a smaller studio, Lionsgate needs to get bigger to compete in the current landscape.Similarly, Viacom-owned Paramount studio has been on the chopping block before. After years of troubles, it has recently rebounded with the horror film “A Quiet Place” and comedy “Book Club.” That could make it a lucrative takeover target by a company seeking content creators.last_img read more

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