Screening scrapped in Victoria as group cancels fibbing filmmakers contract

first_imgVICTORIA – Mounting protests against a filmmaker who planned to charge higher admission to white men attending the screening of his movie have led a Victoria theatre society to cancel its contract to show the film.Blue Bridge Theatre Society president Evan Roberts says the society will cancel its facility rental agreement with Shiraz Higgins of Made You Look Media to show “Building The Room.”Higgins used the false name Sid Mohammed when he announced a so-called justice-pricing model to charge white men as much as $20, while others would pay $10 based on the purchasing power of individual groups and “price discrimination.”Roberts says Blue Bridge Theatre Society does not believe in any form of prejudicial pricing.He says the contract was cancelled because Higgins breached the deal by unveiling the pricing model without the society’s knowledge or consent.In a news release, Roberts says the society regrets the effect the decision will have on the artists involved in making the film but it can’t support what it considers irresponsible actions.The society says it must distance itself from the “illegitimate pricing scheme” to preserve the faith of its audience members.“Making this announcement without the knowledge or consent of (the society) has resulted in a storm of negative response aimed at Mr. Higgins and (the theatre society),” the release says.Higgins, 27, admitted last week that he felt “silly” for using a false name to promote what he calls justice pricing, but said he was concerned about a backlash that could risk his safety.Although the two-tiered admission was lowered to $15 for white men, Higgins stood by the concept, saying it represents “an important piece of overall conversation that is happening in society right now.”He said he’d heard from women who said they pay more than men for goods and services, including hair cuts and hygienic and cosmetic products.The 70-minute documentary-style movie “Building the Room” is a behind-the-scenes look at comedians putting on a stand-up show. It was scheduled for a screening in Victoria on Thursday night.last_img read more

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Timeline Key dates in the history of the Trans Mountain pipeline

first_imgVANCOUVER – Here are some key dates in the history of the Trans Mountain pipeline and Kinder Morgan Canada’s efforts to expand its capacity:October 1953: The Trans Mountain pipeline begins shipping oil with an initial capacity of 150,000 barrels per day. The project features four pump stations along its 1,150-kilometre route and a marine dock that connects loading facilities on the east side of Edmonton with ocean tankers in Burnaby, B.C.1957: Pipeline capacity is expanded via the construction of a 160-kilometre pipeline loop. The Westridge Marine Terminal is built and commissioned in Burnaby, B.C.Jan. 14, 1985: Trans Mountain’s biggest spill occurs at a tank farm in the Edmonton area. Nearly 10,000 barrels of oil are released.2006 – 2008: The Anchor Loop project adds 160 kilometres of new pipeline through Jasper National Park and Mount Robson Provincial Park between Hinton, Alta., and Hargreaves, B.C. The extension includes 13 new pump stations and modifications to existing stations, increasing capacity from 260,000 bpd to 300,000 bpd.Feb. 21, 2012: Kinder Morgan says it wants to expand the Trans Mountain pipeline after receiving support from oil shippers and will begin public consultations.Dec. 16, 2013: An application is made to the National Energy Board (NEB) to expand the Trans Mountain pipeline. Construction is proposed to begin in 2017, with the aim of having oil flow through the expansion by December 2019.November 2014: More than 100 people are arrested after they camp out in a conservation area on Burnaby Mountain, east of Vancouver, to block crews from conducting drilling and survey work related to the pipeline expansion. Most of the charges are later dropped.August 2015: The NEB postpones public hearings after striking from the record economic evidence prepared by a Kinder Morgan consultant who was to begin working for the regulator.Jan. 12, 2016: Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says in a written submission to the NEB that the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion is in the best interests of both Alberta and Canada.Jan. 27, 2016: The federal Liberal government says pipeline projects such as the Trans Mountain expansion will now be assessed in part on the greenhouse gas emissions produced in the extraction and processing of the oil they carry. Proponents will also be required to improve consultations with First Nations.May 17, 2016: Ottawa appoints a three-member panel to conduct an environmental review of the Trans Mountain expansion project.May 29, 2016: The NEB recommends approval of the pipeline, subject to 157 conditions, concluding that it is in the public interest.Nov. 29, 2016: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sanctions the Trans Mountain expansion, part of a sweeping announcement that also saw approval of Enbridge’s Line 3 pipeline replacement but the end of its Northern Gateway project.Jan. 11, 2017: B.C. Premier Christy Clark announces her support for the project, saying Kinder Morgan has met five government conditions including a revenue-sharing agreement worth up to $1 billion.May 15, 2017: The Federal Court of Appeal grants Notley’s government intervener status in a lawsuit filed by municipalities and First Nations against the project.May 25, 2017: Kinder Morgan makes its final investment decision to proceed with the development, now estimated to cost $7.4 billion, subject to the successful public offering of Kinder Morgan Canada.May 29, 2017: The B.C. NDP and Greens agree to form a coalition to topple the Liberal party, which won a minority government in an election earlier in the month. The parties agree to “immediately employ every tool available” to stop the project.May 30, 2017: Kinder Morgan Canada debuts on the Toronto Stock Exchange after a $1.75-billion public offering.June 29, 2017: The B.C. Liberals lose a no-confidence vote, clearing the way for NDP Leader John Horgan to become premier.Aug. 10, 2017: The B.C. NDP government hires former judge Thomas Berger to provide legal advice as it seeks intervener status in the legal challenges against the project filed by municipalities and First Nations.Oct. 26, 2017: Kinder Morgan Canada asks NEB to allow work to begin despite a failure to obtain municipal permits from the City of Burnaby.Dec. 7, 2017: NEB allows Kinder Morgan Canada to bypass Burnaby bylaws.Jan. 17, 2018: Kinder Morgan Canada warns the Trans Mountain expansion project could be a year behind schedule.Jan. 18, 2018: NEB establishes a process to resolve permitting issues between Kinder Morgan Canada and provincial and municipal authorities.Jan. 30, 2018: B.C. government moves to restrict any increase in diluted bitumen shipments until it conducts more spill response studies, a move that increases the uncertainty for Trans Mountain.March 9, 2018: B.C. Supreme Court grants interim injunction aimed at preventing anti-pipeline activists from protesting construction at two terminals in Burnaby.March 15, 2018: B.C. Supreme Court grants indefinite injunction preventing protesters from coming within five metres of two work sites for the project.March 23, 2018: Green Party Leader Elizabeth May and New Democrat MP Kennedy Stewart arrested at a protest against the pipeline expansion; Federal Court of Appeal dismisses a B.C. government bid challenging a NEB ruling that allows Kinder Morgan Canada to bypass local bylaws.March 27, 2018: City of Burnaby, B.C., says it will file an appeal to the Supreme Court in connection with the Federal Court of Appeal ruling.April 8, 2018: Kinder Morgan Canada suspends non-essential spending on the Trans Mountain expansion project and sets a May 31 deadline to reach agreements with stakeholders.last_img read more

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Alberta minister Shannon Phillips says bill C69 inadequate in current form

first_imgOTTAWA – Alberta’s energy minister urged senators Wednesday to amend federal legislation that would overhaul energy project reviews.Environment Minister Shannon Phillips tried to make Alberta’s case to the Senate that Bill C-69 can’t be passed in its current form.After meeting with nearly 50 senators Phillips told reporters it’s “fair to say” the bill will not pass unless changes are made.“Senate caucus groups, they are getting an earful from Albertans and Canadians, and they’re in a mood to ensure this legislation works for Canadians,” Phillips said.The bill, which is under consideration in the Senate, would create a new Impact Assessment Agency and replace the National Energy Board with the Canadian Energy Regulator.It introduces new timelines and specific steps that companies and governments will have to take in order for new energy projects to go ahead.Alberta supports the federal government’s intention to modernize the assessment process and its goal of having greater confidence in the regulatory system, Phillips said.But she said there have been a number of recent failures and delays in approving major projects and her province needs certainty that Albertans can go to work.Alberta is looking for more clarity in the legislation, she said, including on review timelines, and wants clearly spelled out that downstream emissions — from the burning of fossil fuels—would be excluded from reviews.The federal government has set aside $74.6 million to pay for the transition to new impact assessment and regulatory processes, according to supplementary estimates tabled Wednesday.The new process is intended to broaden impact assessments to consider health and socio-economic factors in addition to environmental ones, create an early engagement phase, and strengthen partnerships with Indigenous peoples, the document said.Phillips said senators have an “appetite to intervene” on the piece of legislation before them by matter by making amendments to the legislation.Caroline Theriault, a spokeswoman for Environment Minister Catherine McKenna, said the government consulted other levels of government, industry groups and Indigenous partners, for over two years before the legislation was passed by the House of Commons.“Greenhouse gas emissions are inherently an area of shared jurisdiction. As we have stated consistently, our approach will recognize Alberta’s Climate Leadership Plan and the means by which emissions are managed,” said Theriault.Phillips did not meet with McKenna today, but said she is well aware of Alberta’s concerns.“This is too important to get wrong and we will work with who ever wants to work with us to make it right.”last_img read more

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Group behind the proposed Schooners CFL franchise closer to land deal

first_imgMichael MacDonald, The Canadian Press HALIFAX — A plan to establish a CFL franchise in Atlantic Canada took a big step forward Saturday when Schooners Sports and Entertainment announced it had struck a tentative deal with a key property owner in the Halifax area.The business group confirmed it had signed a letter of intent with Canada Lands Company outlining a potential deal that would see a multi-use sports and entertainment hub built on the Dartmouth side of Halifax harbour.CFL commissioner Randy Ambrosie, who was on hand for the announcement in Dartmouth, said he was thrilled with the agreement.“I feel that we’re closer than we ever have been to making this dream a reality,” Ambrosie told about 100 boisterous CFL supporters, some of them wearing jerseys and goofy hats.Anthony LeBlanc, one of the group’s founding partners, said a scaled-back, $130-million “community stadium” in Shannon Park would be made available for youth, amateur and recreational sports for about 300 days each year.“I’d say we’re about 90 per cent done for … the proposal to go to (the Halifax Regional Municipality) and to the province,” he told the crowd.LeBlanc confirmed talks with Canada Lands had taken longer than expected, which is why the group has yet to submit a formal proposal to the local or provincial governments.“When you’re looking at the acquisition of land, it takes time,” LeBlanc told the crowd. “People have been questioning why they haven’t heard much since November.”LeBlanc said he was reluctant to predict when that proposal would be submitted.A final decision on the project is expected by the end of June.LeBlanc has said the Atlantic Schooners are expected to start playing in 2020 in Moncton, N.B., while a new stadium is being built in Dartmouth. Moncton Stadium has 10,000 permanent seats but could be expanded to 20,725 with temporary seating.The proposed Dartmouth facility, which would include a sports dome for the winter months, would also be made available to local schools and community groups for daytime weekday use, he said.To help get those events organized, Schooners Sports also announced it had signed a formal partnership with Sport Nova Scotia, a non-profit group that advocates for more than 50 provincial sport organizations.Jamie Ferguson, CEO of Sport Nova Scotia, said the arrangement is unusual.“We’re going to be able to program this facility for all of the days that the CFL team is not using it — or there aren’t any large events, like concerts,” he said. “This agreement will give us the opportunity to get more kids in the game.”Bruce Bowser, another Schooners Sports partner,  said the group’s evolving proposal would be more focused on community involvement.“From the day our discussions started, it wasn’t just going to be about football — it was going to be about community, and making it a destination,” said Bowser, who grew up in Shannon Park, now an abandoned neighbourhood that was once dominated by military housing.“We think this will be a reason for people from across the country to come out here.”LeBlanc said the latest version of the stadium plans calls for 12,000 permanent seats for community events, with an option to add another 12,000 seats when the proposed Atlantic Schooners compete with other CFL teams.“Our desire is to have this thing humming for 365 (days a year),” he said.Ambrosie, who was in Dartmouth to conclude a cross-country tour promoting the CFL, encouraged football fans to push decision-makers to support the Schooners proposal.“Give them a big bear hug, don’t let them go until they say yes,” said Ambrosie, a big man who played nine seasons in the CFL. “Eventually, they are going to have to succumb to your will.”last_img read more

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Bridge leading territory to trouble auditor

first_imgAPTN National NewsA federal audit of the Northwest Territories troubled Deh Cho bridge project revealed that the territorial government failed to adequately manage key risks in the multi-million dollar project.The project has run into massive cost overruns and construction delays that could leave the territory’s tax payers on the hook.last_img

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Encana reports US103B fourth quarter profit production up from year ago

first_imgRevenue for the quarter totalled $2.38 billion, up from $1.21 billion.Total production in the fourth quarter of 2018 was 403,400 barrels of oil equivalent per day, up from 335,200 a year ago.In its outlook for 2019, Encana says its capital budget for the year will be the range of $2.7 billion to $2.9 billion. CALGARY, A.B. – Encana Corp. reported a fourth-quarter profit of US$1.03 billion compared with a loss a year ago as production increased 20 percent.The Calgary-based energy company, which keeps its books in U.S. dollars, says the profit amounted to $1.08 per share for the quarter ended Dec. 31. That compared with a loss of $229 million or 24 cents per share in the last three months of 2017.Operating earnings for the quarter amounted to $305 million or 32 cents per share, up from an operating profit of $114 million or 12 cents per share a year earlier.last_img read more

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Cyclone Fani No flights to and from Kolkata airport between 3 pm

first_imgNew Delhi: No flights will depart or arrive at Kolkata airport from 3 p.m. Friday to 8 a.m. Saturday in view of the cyclonic storm ‘Fani’, which slammed into the Odisha coast in the morning, Indian aviation regulator DGCA said. On Thursday, the regulator said there would be no flights to and from Kolkata airport between 9.30 p.m. Friday and 6 p.m. Saturday. A senior government official told PTI that the timings regarding the shutdown of flight operations at Kolkata airport have been revised after observing the progress of Cyclone Fani. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari Puja On Friday, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation said in a statement, “Revised timings provided by AAI for Kolkata airport; From 1500 IST on 3.5.2019 till 0800 IST on 4.5.2019.” The Airports Authority of India (AAI) owns and manages more than 100 airports across India. In a series of tweets, Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu said Friday that all airlines must immediately respond to the concerns of passengers affected by Cyclone Fani. “We are ready to offer help needed for the stranded due to cyclonic storm Fani. Control room, helplines are manned all times to assist affected passengers. All Airlines must immediately respond to the concerns of passengers,” he tweeted. Parbhu also said his ministry will work with the governments of the affected states to assist them in rescue and relief operations.last_img read more

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Lack of funding undermining agencies efforts to aid conflicthit Yemenis – UN

Overall there are an estimated 342,000 people, including the IDPs, in need of relief in the five provinces or governorates hit by armed conflict in the country, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said.In Sa’ada governorate alone – the province worst affected by conflict – there are an estimated 110,000 IDPs and many more people in need. The capacity of the national authorities to provide humanitarian support has been overwhelmed by the sheer numbers and lack of resources.Access to Sa’ada governorate remains severely constrained due insecurity, but humanitarian agencies have managed to deliver some assistance to people in Sa’ada City and surrounding areas, as well to affected civilians in the Al-Mandaba area of Baqim district on the border with Saudi Arabia.The UN World Food Programme (WFP) and its partners are providing food assistance to more than 275,600 IDPs in the five conflict-affected governorates. More than 207,300 IDPs have also received non-food items and emergency shelter material from other agencies, including the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM), since August last year.Inadequate funding has continued to be the main hindrance to more effective aid delivery in Yemen. Te humanitarian appeal launched at the end of November last year, which requested more than $177 million, has so far received only 27 per cent of the funds sought.“The situation is dire and many agencies have started to cut their projects,” OCHA said in an update. “Although humanitarian actors continue to try to gain access to all affected populations regardless of their locations, lack of funding and related limited response capacity is hampering those access negotiations,” it added. 27 May 2010United Nations humanitarian agencies and their partners are striving to continue providing assistance to more than 320,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) in conflict-affected areas of Yemen despite limited funding and access difficulties due to insecurity, a UN office reported today. read more

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Recent gains provide hope to advance Somali peace process – Ban

Speaking at a mini-summit on Somalia, held on the margins of the annual high-level debate of the General Assembly, Mr. Ban noted that Somalia has made important strides on the political and security fronts. He recalled the meeting held earlier this month in the capital, Mogadishu, on ending the transition, which was “a milestone in the peace process, testimony to the improved security situation in the capital.” Delegates attending the UN-backed meeting endorsed a roadmap that spells out priority measures to be implemented before the current governing arrangements end in August next year, including improving security, drafting a constitution, national reconciliation and good governance. “It is time now for the Transitional Federal Institutions (TFIs) and Somalia’s leaders to implement the roadmap to end the transition, keeping in mind that future assistance will be contingent on the timely attainment of the agreed benchmarks,” said Mr. Ban.“It is equally necessary for the international community to remain engaged in the Somali peace process and to provide resources to the Transitional Federal Institutions and other implementing partners to ensure that this political investment bears fruit,” he added.The Secretary-General said there is currently “a realistic prospect” for securing Mogadishu and advancing the political process. The withdrawal of the Islamist armed group Al-Shabaab from the capital in early August offers the Transitional Federal Government (TFG) an opportunity to expand territory under its control and enhance its legitimacy by delivering basic services.He noted, however, that the arrival of up to 400,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) from areas under Al-Shabaab control has put new strain on overstretched resources. In addition, extremist elements continue to pose a threat in and around Mogadishu.“We must prevent warlords from re-emerging in Mogadishu by not allowing a security vacuum to develop,” he said. Mr. Ban highlighted the need to ensure that the Somali security forces and the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) are adequately funded, adding that recent gains could not have been achieved without the significant sacrifices of AU and Somali troops.He also called for support for the Mogadishu Stabilization Plan, prepared by the TFG and the UN Country Team, which requires initial funding of $15 million. “Somalis need to see a tangible difference between their lives under governmental authority and their lives under Al-Shabaab,” Mr. Ban stated. He also noted that, at the very time when there have been political and security gains, a devastating crisis is unfolding, in which a combination of drought, conflict, and lack of humanitarian access has put more than two million people in southern Somalia in danger of starvation.To discuss how best to respond to the crisis in Somalia and the wider Horn of Africa region, where over 13 million people are in need of assistance, Mr. Ban is convening a humanitarian summit tomorrow at UN Headquarters.Participant at today’s meeting urged Somali leaders to fully implement the roadmap and to complete the tasks it contains within the agreed timeframe, according to a chairman’s summary issued after the summit. They also condemned all violence, including terrorist attacks on the TFG, AMISOM, the civilian population and the obstruction of the delivery of humanitarian aid, and urged opposition groups to “lay down their arms, join the peace process and ensure full, safe and unhindered delivery of humanitarian aid.” 23 September 2011Peace and SecuritySecretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on Somali leaders and their international partners to take advantage of recent gains and to advance the peace process and stabilize the Horn of Africa nation. read more

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Bus accident injures 40

At least 40 people were injured when a bus veered off the road and met with an accident in Kebithigollawa this morning.Police spokesman SSP Priyashantha Jayakody said that the accident occurred along the Padaviya-Kebathigolawa main road. The police said that the driver lost control of the vehicle resulting in the accident. The bus which was taking a group of people to Mannar from Trincomalee, after a wedding function veered off the road and toppled injuring the passengers in the vehicle.Of those injured, 15 were in critical condition and were transferred to the Anuradhapura hospital from the Kebithigollawa hospital. read more

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Uganda UN agency says childrens death rate is above emergency levels

A UNICEF survey carried out with the UN World Health Organization (WHO) for the period January to July 2005, found that among the 1.4 million internally displaced persons (IDPs), 80 per cent of whom are women and children, the estimated crude mortality rate and the under-five mortality rate were above the respective emergency thresholds of one death per 10,000 per day and two deaths per 10,000 per day.Surpassing the emergency threshold signifies the need for immediate “therapeutic” assistance to be provided to the more than 12,000 children who are classified severely malnourished, and “supplementary” food assistance for the more than 25,000 who are deemed malnourished in the country ravaged by 19 years of fighting between Ugandan Government forces and the rebel Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA).Along with emergency therapeutic and supplementary food responses, UNICEF treats more than 300,000 children under five for malaria, pneumonia, diarrhoea and other diseases in 70 per cent of the camps in order to help reduce child mortality, the report said. But an additional $9 million is needed to stem the food, nutrition and health crisis while another $10.2 million is required to cover the most basic education and water and sanitation requirements.But due to continued threats of the LRA to donors and to children in the camps the agency continues to face an uphill battle in providing food, water and sanitation. UNICEF is now providing armoured vehicles in the Gulu and Kitgum Districts for humanitarian and aid workers travelling to the camps, and regular access is limited to about 30 per cent of the country’s 200 IDP camps using armed military escorts.The situation is even more dire for young children who have fears of being abducted by the LRA either as combatants or as “wives” for the officers. So far, 25,000 children have been taken by LRA, 7,500 of them girls, with 1,000 becoming “child-mothers” and conceiving children of their own during captivity, added the report. read more

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Bayern Munchen and Borussia Dortmund interested in handball

FC Bayern Munchen handballFC Borussia Dortmund handball ← Previous Story New coach in Tunisia – Zouabi to replace suspended Nouet Next Story → EHF EURO 2016 Qual: Romania take Norwegian scalp! German Sport1.de published the story of Handball INSIDE that two football giants FC Bayern Munchen and FC Borussia Dortmund are interested in handball after handball boom in January, when German national team won the European championship in Poland in front of 13.000.000 TV viewers.DKB Bundesliga president Uwe Schwenker admited talks:-I had talks with the people from marketing sector of both clubs.The biggest problem could be the fact that both teams should start from the 3rd Bundesliga. read more

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Arcep les opérateurs virtuels ont la côte

first_imgArcep : les opérateurs virtuels ont la côteLes opérateurs virtuels représentent désormais 11 % du marché. L’arrivée de Free les a poussés à proposer des offres sans engagements très intéressantes, qui ont séduit les consommateurs.Dans le dernier Observatoire de l’Arcep (lien non disponible), on apprend beaucoup sur ceux qu’on appelle les MNVO, pour Mobile virtual network operator. Ils ne possèdent pas de réseaux téléphoniques propres, mais achètent des minutes à Orange, Bouyges ou SFR pour les revendre aux particuliers.Ces opérateurs virtuels représentent désormais 11,30 % de part de marché (7,44 millions de clients), soit un gain entre octobre et décembre de 584 000 clients. L’année dernière, ils n’étaient encore qu’à 4,6 millions. C’est à comparer aux 68,520 millions de cartes SIM désormais en circulation en France (49 millions de forfaits, 19,4 millions de cartes prépayées, celles-ci connaissant un regain de popularité.)Dès le 4e trimestre 2011, 1 million de numéros mobiles ont été portés d’un opérateur, soit 300. 000 de plus que la moyenne habituelle. Les clients ont rejoints les MNVO pour profiter de leurs tarifs.Bien sûr ce transfert n’affecte pas les positions de leadership des opérateurs historiques, 26 millions de clients chez Orange, plus de 31 millions chez SFR et 11 millions chez Bouygues Telecom.Les SMS restent une valeur sûre, avec plus de 41 milliards de messages courts échangés fin 2011, mais là aussi la courbe de croissance s’est tassée au fil de l’année, représentant tout de même une progression de 34 % sur un an pour un trafic mensuel moyen de 211,9 SMS par abonné.Le 3 février 2012 à 19:30 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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eBay condamné en appel pour vente de contrefaçons

first_imgeBay condamné en appel pour vente de contrefaçonsLa Cour d’appel de Paris a confirmé le jugement rendu à l’encontre d’eBay reconnu coupable de vente de contrefaçons. La société est accusée notamment de n’avoir rien fait contre des vendeurs proposant publiquement des faux produits de grandes marques.Le 23 janvier 2012, la Cour d’appel de Paris a condamné la société eBay, éditrice du site de ventes aux enchères à 200.000 euros d’amende pour ventes de contrefaçons entre 2004 et 2006 pour les marques Chanel, Dior, Vuitton, Dolce & Gabanna et Burberry selon La Tribune.À lire aussiUn fondateur de Pirate Bay arrêté au CambodgeLe site étant pourtant localisé aux Etats-Unis, la Cour n’a pas appliqué le régime protecteur de l’hébergeur estimant qu’eBay n’occupe pas “une position neutre entre le client vendeur et les acheteurs potentiels mais joue un rôle actif.” Le site avait été pleinement averti du caractère illicite des produits vendus sur sa plateforme mais n’a rien fait pour empêcher leur distribution jusqu’en 2006, se livrant donc à un recel. Le Tribunal persiste en affirmant qu’eBay ne peut avoir de position neutre et doit contrôler ce qu’il se passe sur plateforme et l’activité de ses vendeurs.eBay est habitué des tribunaux français puisque la société y comparait depuis déjà plusieurs années. En septembre 2010, la Cour d’appel de Paris avait condamné la société eBay à verser une somme de 5,7 millions d’euros au titre de dommages et intérêts. De même, le tribunal de commerce de Paris avait condamné eBay à régler la somme d’1,7 million d’euros. La justice faisait alors état de la violation de l’injonction faite en juin 2008 à Ebay de retirer de la vente des produits de luxe. Le 7 février 2012 à 15:45 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Ramp from State Route 163 to Interstate 8 to be closed for

first_img Updated: 11:09 AM Categories: Local San Diego News, Traffic & Accidents FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom, Posted: August 21, 2018 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The transition ramp from northbound state Route 163 to westbound Interstate 8 will be closed for five hours Wednesday in Mission Valley for maintenance work, Caltrans announced Tuesday.Crews will close the northbound SR-163 connector to westbound I-8 on Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for guardrail repair.Signs will be posted directing motorists on northbound SR-163 to exit at westbound Genesee Avenue and turn right onto southbound SR-163 to westbound I-8, according to Caltrans. center_img Ramp from State Route 163 to Interstate 8 to be closed for guardrail repair August 21, 2018 KUSI Newsroom last_img read more

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Hymans Robertson to introduce financial education seminars for 850 UK staff

first_imgPensions and risk consultancy Hymans Robertson is to introduce a series of financial education seminars from January 2019, in order to broaden the wellbeing offering provided for its 850 UK-based employees.The 45-minute, face-to-face seminars, which will be conducted by financial planning and advice business 1825, will be held across Hymans Robertson’s operating sites in Birmingham, Edinburgh, Glasgow and London from January 2019.The sessions will cover subject matter such as pensions, tailored to reflect the Hymans Robertson pension scheme, savings and investments, for example the benefits of using an individual savings account (Isa), mortgages, debt consolidation and budgeting, annual and lifetime allowances and estate planning, which will discuss wills, power of attorney, trusts, tax efficiency and tax compliance.These topics reflect feedback from Hymans Robertson’s employee focus group and its network of wellbeing champions. At least eight sessions will be held on each of the subject areas across all of the organisation’s UK sites.The seminars were initially launched to employees during Hymans Robertson’s wellbeing week, which ran in October 2018. They are also being promoted across the staff intranet, as well as via targeted wellbeing communications.Steve Moore (pictured), head of human resources at Hymans Robertson, said: “I am really pleased to extend our employee wellbeing offering into the financial wellbeing space. These seminars will complement what we offer with our physical, mental and social wellbeing initiatives.“The suite of workshops will provide something for everyone in our business, depending on their financial priorities at this point in their lives.”last_img read more

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Remembering The Beach Boys Pet Sounds For The Record

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But as the rest of the world caught up with the genius of the album, it’s now earned triple platinum sales status with the RIAA and is hailed as one of the best pop albums of all time.Accordingly, Pet Sounds was inducted into the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame in 1998. In 2001 the Beach Boys were also honored with the Recording Academy’s Lifetime Achievement Award for the indelible mark they have made on the music industry. 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King’s “Auld Lang Syne” The story goes that Wilson had crafted much of what would become Pet Sounds by the time the rest of the band — comprising at the time vocalist Al Jardine, vocalist Bruce Johnston, vocalist/co-writer Mike Love, guitarist/vocalist Carl Wilson, and drummer/vocalist Dennis Wilson — returned from a tour of Japan and Hawaii.The album’s musical and lyrical direction marked a departure from the surf rock the Beach Boys had been known for, but Brian Wilson was adamant about the evolving direction of the band’s sound, which included many orchestral instruments and unconventional sound effects using bicycle bells, Coca-Cola cans and barking dogs.”The result was autobiographical, but it wasn’t Wilson’s autobiography,” writes Liel Leibovitz about Wilson’s masterpiece. “[It’s] a collective autobiography of everything we all feel when we wake up in the morning and are moved by the mystery of how impossible it is, how inevitable, and how stupidly joyful just to try and reach out to another human being.” Revisit Janet Jackson’s ‘Rhythm Nation 1814’ For The Record: ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’ For The Record: ‘O Brother, Where Art Thou?’ David Bowie’s ‘…Ziggy Stardust…’ | For The Record NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Jul 19, 2018 – 12:23 pm Revisit The Beach Boys’ ‘Pet Sounds’ For The Record: Bruno Mars’ ’24K Magic’ For The Record: Jennifer Lopez And Marc Anthony For The Record: Adele, ’25’ Take a look back at the album that revolutionized the sound of the classic bandRenée FabianGRAMMYs Jul 19, 2018 – 12:24 pm If there’s one band that could encapsulate the sound of summer it would be the aptly named Beach Boys. Since their inception in 1961, the GRAMMY-winning California band has taken us straight to the source of sun, sand and surfing with a string of hit albums. But with their 11th studio album, 1966’s masterpiece Pet Songs, masterminded largely by Brian Wilson, the band created a new, more complex soundscape that cemented their place in music history. For The Record: Calle 13 For The Record: Shakira Dave Chappelle For The Record: ‘The Age Of Spin …’ For The Record: Bee Gees’ ‘Saturday Night Fever’ For The Record: Linda Ronstadt’s ‘Canciones …’last_img read more

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Alutiiq ancestral objects return home to Kodiak after nearly 150 years

first_imgAn employee of the Alutiiq Museum and Archaeological Repository in Kodiak displays a beaded dance belt and cuffs, part of the Pinart Collection on loan from the Museum Bologne-Sur-Mer on Monday, July 9, 2018. (Photo by Daysha Eaton/KMXT)Ancestral artifacts collected in the Kodiak Archipelago nearly 150 years ago have arrived back home.Listen nowA French museum, Musee Boulogne-Sur-Mer, will loan the items to the Alutiiq Museum and Archaeological Repository in Kodiak where they will remain for five years.A welcoming ceremony for the objects was held at the Kodiak museum on July 9.In 1871 and 1872, then-19-year-old French anthropologist Alphonse Pinart, a linguist who visited Kodiak collected the objects.Musee Boulogne-Sur-Mer director Elikya Kandot works for the museum that has been caring for the items all these years.Kandot escorted the crate to Kodiak. She told the crowd the exchange between the museums is a model for how cultural institutions can work together.“The importance of inheriting this heritage is truly very strong here for future generations,” Kandot said in French. “Thank you for providing this example. Thank you for really, for giving it your all, to these pieces that have been protected for years, for centuries, and that will be transmitted to future generations as well.”Kandot’s museum is part of an international movement for partnerships between European collecting institutions and indigenous peoples so that both can learn more about cultural items.They pried open the shipping crate after a ceremony where a traditional Alutiiq oil lamp was lit.The pieces inside are part of the Pinart Collection, which includes Kodiak Alutiiq objects that Europeans collected here in the late 19th century.The collection includes many rare pieces of Alutiiq ceremonial gear, like masks, drums, headdresses and a feast bowl, which provide a rich record of traditional arts, ritual practices, spiritual beliefs and the Alutiiq language.Pinart also documented vocabulary, songs and legends along with the objects.Inside the large crate are several smaller wooden boxes which are removed one-by-one and staged on nearly tables.While the crowd waits for the screws to be taken out of the inner boxes, the Alutiiq Dancers sing a traditional call and response song.A line forms for onlookers to file by the tables where the objects sit.As the packing paper is removed, Alutiiq descendants get their first glimpse of their ancestors’ work.At last the cultural treasures come into view: two carved wooden masks and a women’s beaded headdress set, which includes two bracelets and a dance belt.One elder greets the items in Alutiiq, “Camai!”Alutiiq elder Florence Matfay Pestrikoff, whose family was originally from Ahkiok, admires the headdress beads of white, green and blue.“I’m thankful that these people preserved them for us,” Pestrikoff said.Pestrikoff said she has never had a traditional headdress of her own and hopes to make one like it for herself.Alutiiq Museum intern Dehrich Chya, 22,has been to France to see some of the objects. But he is still awed to have them here.Today, Chya helped light the ceremonial lamp and pry the lid of the crate. He takes a closer look at the ancestral objects.“I’m really particular to the mask. Just because there is so little that is written about them and it was an art that was lost on Kodiak for a long time,” Chya said.One mask is narrow and small with black paint and red ochre paint and little white circles.Chya’s elders have taught him that the white circles were made by dipping a stalk of a plant into paint and using it like a stamp.“I could tell you, I could not sleep last night because I was so excited,” elder Margaret Roberts, Alutiiq Heritage Foundation chair, said. She has worked to reawaken Alutiiq heritage since the 1980s.“This has been a dream that has come true today,” Robertson said.The objects replace two ceremonial masks, also from the Pinart Collection, scheduled to return to France.In September, the new items will be incorporated into displays on Alutiiq spirituality.In addition, the museum plans to assemble a group of beaders to study and recreate the regalia to share as replicas when the historic set returns to France.last_img read more

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What the Independence Day means to me

first_imgChange is the only constant and India has been undergoing a rapid transformation since its independence. Given the rapid changes, it is natural to know what the 73rd Independence Day means to people on the eve of the red-letter day. Avinash Bhingarde & Vasavi Kaleru spoke to a cross-section of people… This Independence Day shall bring out absolute freedom for Indians in every aspect. The common perception that there is political interference in police cases is wrong. A police must be able to decide by himself and the police department should be able to work in a manner that they are only answerable to law, court, and people of the country. In Telangana, police have complete freedom. Anurag Sharma (Former DGP) Also Read – With 61 feet high, Khairatabad Ganesh claimed to be tallest idol in India Advertise With Us Independence Day really means a lot to us. I thank each and every freedom fighter who fought for the nation on this 73rd Independence Day. Compared to Bollywood, we have little freedom of speech. I suggest each and every individual who is willing to step into films to be bold, strong and straight forward. Before taking up acting as a profession, one needs to understand the freedom provided for us in the fields and make utilise it by being friendly without hurting anyone’s emotion. I wish India goes forward with new energy and new trending experimental films presenting opportunities to everyone. Lavanya Tripathi (Telugu film actress) Also Read – Unidentified assailants killed a person in Saidabad PS limits Advertise With Us Achieving freedom for Indians is always a memorable moment. I am very patriotic towards India and love celebrating Independence Day. In this fast-moving generation, we are tied up with restrictions, thinking it is acceptable. In anchoring, we are bound by restrictions In a comedy skit or in a trial to entertain people, we casually walk to film stars and choose to have words with them. This is not to hurt them, but, few take it personally, feel hurt and make us feel really guilty. Ravi (TV anchor) Advertise With Us Most of the time we are not here during Independence Day; we are out on tour. Our whole team celebrates Independence Day there by singing our national anthem. If we are in India during that we celebrate it in our academy with all other players. Independence according to me is that we, players, should have freedom in the badminton court. We often see people praise us for our victories but the same people bash us when we lose. We want them to know that they should not judge a player by the result – they should see the players’ effort that he puts in the game. Playing for India is always a proud feeling for me which I will always cherish and I give my 100 per cent in the court always. B Sai Praneeth (Badminton player)There are no jobs back in our village (Bhundi, Bihar), so, we have to travel around different cities to find jobs. It’s been a year since I came to Hyderabad and have been doing different jobs for my living. I sell different items at traffic signals. Now it’s Independence Day, so I am selling flags. Once it is over, I will sell other items, depending on the season, festival and trend. Independence, according to me, is to have employment in our villages or nearby places so that we don’t have to travel far away leaving our family and loved ones back to find jobs. Ratan Singh (Hawker at traffic signals)I was born in 1922 in Secunderabad and when India got Independence I was around 25-years-old and was working as a social worker. I got to roam around India and help people. When India gained independence, there was not as much celebration as we see now. We would hoist the flag and sing national anthem and distribute sweets and congratulate one other and take pledge that we will do our service honestly and will serve our country. I have seen Hyderabad grow and become an IT capital. Back in my days, there was more affinity amidst people unlike now and I guess that is what that needs to change. Venkat Rao Rama Rao Ghanathay, 97We used to celebrate Independence Day by visiting our school in the morning and hoisting the flag, after which we used to have snacks and return home. Back then I used to think everyone in the world was living in harmony and peace. The definition of Independence changed for me after I started working as a manual scavenger. I get monthly around Rs 5,000. For the past two years, I have been celebrating Independence Day at the GHMC office. Independence for me is living my life without being judged. There are a few people who get ready to do this job, and if we don’t do our job, your drains will be choked. Mallesh (Manual scavenger)last_img read more

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