Oscar Nominee and Canadian Legend Dan Aykroyd Creates the Official Caesar of

first_imgOscar Nominee and Canadian Legend Dan Aykroyd Creates the Official Caesar of 2018 (CNW Group/National Caesar Day) TORONTO, April 4, 2018 – Some things are a natural fit. Bread and butter. Salt and pepper. Legendary Canadian and legendary Canadian cocktail. Now the final pair can be enjoyed thanks to Dan Aykroyd!The Saturday Night Live Alumnus, Oscar Nominee, Ghost Busters co-creator and legendary comedian is showcasing his Canadian roots by creating the official Caesar of 2018.“When I learned Canadians consumed more than 407 million Caesars last year alone and that a group of Caesar-loving Canadians created a day just to celebrate Canada’s Cocktail, I knew I wanted to be a part of it,” said Aykroyd. Advertisement Login/Register With: Advertisement Each Thursday before the May long weekend, Canadians celebrate National Caesar Day to honour Canada’s Cocktail, as declared by Parliament in 2009. Now in its fourth year, Dan Aykroyd is joining the team to create the official Caesar of 2018, which he calls “The Hot Head Caesar.”A zesty take on the classic, Aykroyd blends fresh garlic, lime juice, and Sriracha sauce with his own Crystal Head vodka and Mott’s Clamato. Unlike traditional recipes however, there’s one thing missing – the garnish!“A Caesar this great deserves something more inspired than a celery stalk,” said Aykroyd of his Hot Head Caesar. “I’ve seen Canadians create some spectacular garnishes over the years, so I want their help to choose the best one for my Caesar.”Whether it’s the most elaborate, appealing, or creative garnish, Canadians will be able to submit their recommendations for Aykroyd to review at www.GarnishDansCaesar.ca. The Canadian who suggests his favourite garnish will join him in Toronto on National Caesar Day where they’ll toast Canada’s favourite new holiday with the Caesar they created together.Canadians can enter from April 2nd until May 2nd and the winner will be announced on May 7th, 2018. Hot Head Caesar– 1 Tsp chopped garlic– 1 Tsp Sriracha Hot Sauce– 2 Quarter Wedges Freshly Squeezed Lime Juice– 1.5 oz Crystal Head Vodka– 4 oz Mott’s ClamatoRim high ball glass with spicy seasoning of your choice, add garlic, hot sauce, lime juice, Crystal Head vodka and muddle. Fill glass with ice, top with Mott’s Clamato and stir. Facebook Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Twitterlast_img read more

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Netflix releases ‘Delhi Crime’

first_imgNew Delhi: ‘Delhi Crime’, based on Nirbhaya case files, explores the 2012 heinous gangrape and murder from the viewpoint of the Delhi Police team that probed the incident, but Netflix’s new web series was shot with a non-judgemental eye, says director Richie Mehta. The seven-part series, which started streaming on March 22, directed by the Indian-Canadian filmmaker follows the investigation to nab the six males who raped the 23-year-old physiotherapy intern on a cold December night in a moving bus in the national capital. She died of her grievous injuries 13 days later in a Singapore hospital. Also Read – I have personal ambitions now: PriyankaMehta said it was a family friend serving in Delhi Police who suggested him to make a film on the subject. He started the research in 2013 after a trial court convicted and gave death sentence to the four adult defendants. After four years of research and writing, the director said he came up with a 170-page bible followed by 430-page script, wherein he has explored the perspective of “the people who were in the front lines”. “I realised they have a point of view on these things that we don’t talk about. We had a very visceral reaction to this particular case and these are the people who are doing it every day. So why aren’t we talking to them and getting their points of view?” Mehta said. Also Read – Salman Khan remembers actor Vinod KhannaThe director, known for films like Amal and Siddharth, has not depicted the act of gangrape in the series neither in visuals nor audio. “I was very clear from the beginning that I didn’t want to showcase the rape scene because I wanted the series to be about the procedure, not the crime,” he said. Mehta said the team filmed the series as if they were a “bystander”, sneaking up to see and listen in to what was happening. After Leslie Udwin’s 2015 documentary India’s Daughter and Deepa Mehta-directed drama Anatomy of Violence in 2016, ‘Delhi Crime’ is the latest project to bring the highly publicised case.last_img read more

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EU team to visit Sri Lanka next year to assess GSP plus

A mission is scheduled for next year to conduct the next assessment exercise. (Colombo Gazette) A team from the European Union is to visit Sri Lanka next year to evaluate Sri Lanka’s compliance with the EU GSP+ conditions, European Commission sources told Colombo Gazette.As a beneficiary of the EU GSP+ trade benefits, Sri Lanka has committed to uphold and effectively implement 27 international conventions on human and labour rights, environmental protection and good governance. The most recent EU assessment of Sri Lanka compliance with its GSP+ obligations has been published in the second report of the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council early January 2018. The European Commission said that the EU is in continuous dialogue with the authorities of all countries benefitting from GSP+ to ensure compliance with the GSP+ criteria, including through regular missions. read more

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Main Street West closure

If you’re going to be driving through downtown Hamilton next week be prepared for a detour.Main Street West will be closed between Caroline and Bay street for most of next week.Starting Sunday morning, that section of Main Street will be closed from 6 am until 6 pm.It’s set to reopen Wednesday night.The closure is due to planned crane work because there are a number of construction projects in that area.

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Its going to take radical changes to improve Canadas plastics recycling report

OTTAWA — An analysis of Canada’s plastic industry shows the industry producing plastic dwarfs the industry trying to recycle it.The report, completed by consulting firms Deloitte and ChemInfo Services, was commissioned by Environment and Climate Change Canada to guide its plan to cut the country’s plastics waste to zero.It found the plastics-manufacturing industry is a significant economic driver in Canada, worth $35 billion in sales of resins and plastic manufactured goods in 2017, and supporting about 93,000 jobs across more than 1,900 companies. First they came for plastic bags. Coffee cups are next, and the fast-food industry can’t find a solution KFC, Walmart Canada the latest companies to commit to using less plastic Our overflowing blue bins: Here’s why we’re choking on cardboard packaging By comparison, there were fewer than a dozen recycling companies, employing about 500 people and generating about $350 million in revenue.In 2016, 3.3 million tonnes of plastic ended up in the trash, 12 times the amount of plastic that was recycled. A small amount of plastics are burned for energy at five Canadian waste-to-energy plants. Almost 90 per cent of the plastic that is recycled in Canada is from packaging.Generally, the analysis says, it is cheaper and easier to produce new plastic, use it and then throw it away than it is to recycle, reuse or repair it. The voluntary standards for contents of plastic products, and additives like glues and labels, mean there is a lack of consistency in the plastic materials available for recycling. That in turn makes them more expensive to recycle.Canada also has very little demand for recycled plastic, which is why so much plastic has been shipped overseas. But the markets for recycled plastic are falling apart all over the world, leading shipments of Canadian plastics to be dumped in landfills or burn piles on foreign soil as well.Environment Minister Catherine McKenna says Canada is throwing out billions of dollars of plastic every year and is working on a plan to have Canadians reuse or recycle all plastics or burn them for energy within 20 years. That plan is supposed to be unveiled this month.“We’re literally throwing in the garbage, $120 (billion) to $150 billion in value,” she said last week. “We can do a lot better.”The Deloitte report shows getting to zero plastic waste will require “radical changes” in consumer behaviour, an explosion in the number of recycling facilities in Canada, investments in recycling technology, and a litany of government policies such as landfill taxes or requiring products to include a certain proportion of recycled material. Requiring more recycled content would help create market demand in Canada for recycled plastic, regardless of the cost of new plastic.The report suggests Canada could get to the point where 90 per cent of plastic avoids landfill by 2030 with an investment of between $4.3 billion and $8.6 billion, the addition of 167 new sorting and recycling facilities, a lot of government regulation and consumer willpower. That would increase revenues in the recycling industry from $500 million to $3 billion, and create 42,000 new direct and indirect jobs.Sarah King, head of the oceans-and-plastic program for Greenpeace Canada, said the report is so focused on increasing recycling it avoids almost any discussion of cutting down how much plastic we use in the first place.King said her fear is that Canada is not having the hard conversation about banning certain plastic products entirely — everything from plastic grocery bags and black garbage bags to plastic cups and take-out containers. Several municipalities in Canada are looking at such bans and the whole province of Prince Edward Island is set to ban plastic grocery bags on July 1.King said the leadership has to come from Ottawa.“Ultimately we want to move towards a ban on all non-essential plastics,” she said.Canadians produce so much plastic that recycling just can’t handle the volume and “the only way to address an endless flowing tap is to turn it off,” she said.She also is concerned that Deloitte’s zero-plastic-garbage outline includes burning one-fifth of plastic waste for energy. Burning facilities are less picky about what is in the plastic they are taking than recyclers are, which reduces the burden on consumers to properly sort their items and allows for a wider variety of items to be collected.But King said, burning plastic produces ash and other toxic pollutants along with any energy. read more

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Minor damage reported after fire hits UN war crimes tribunal for Rwanda

The spokesperson, Marie Okabe, said security staff for the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) and local fire authorities in Arusha, Tanzania, where the ICTR is based, acted quickly to contain the fire this morning. Damage was limited to office documents and equipment.Ms. Okabe said initial investigations pointed to an electrical problem as the cause of the fire, but a thorough probe would continue. Court proceedings have been adjourned until Monday.The ICTR was set up by the UN Security Council to hear cases relating to the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, when some 800,000 Tutsis and “moderate” Hutus were killed in less than three months. read more

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Manufacturing sales fell 17 per cent in January Statistics Canada

by The Canadian Press Posted Mar 17, 2015 6:41 am MDT OTTAWA – Statistics Canada says manufacturing sales fell 1.7 per cent in January due to a sharp drop in petroleum and coal products.The result compared with what economists had expected would be a drop of 1.2 per cent.The federal agency says sales in the petroleum and coal product industry fell 11.9 per cent in January — the seventh consecutive monthly decline.Sales of machinery fell 8.9 per cent in January, after a 10.4 per cent gain in December.Excluding the petroleum and coal product industry, manufacturing sales fell 0.5 per cent.Sales fell in eight provinces, with Ontario and Alberta posting the largest declines. Manufacturing sales fell 1.7 per cent in January: Statistics Canada AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

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ATT workers go on strike in nine states including Kentucky

At&T Strike LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – More than 20,000 At&T working across the southeast are on strike Saturday, including some in Kentucky. The workers say they’re protesting over unfair labor practices.Communications Workers of America (CWA) filed an unfair labor charge with the National Labor Board over the way workers were treated during contract negotiations.- Advertisement – “Today thousands of workers all around the Southeast are showing that they are fed up with AT&T’s refusal to bargain in good faith,” CWA District 3 Vice President Richard Honeycutt said. “It is not easy to go on strike. These families are making sacrifices because they know how important it is to move forward with these negotiations. We are strong, we are determined, and we will prevail.”AT&T issued a statement about the strike:“A strike is in no one’s best interest. We remain ready to sit down with union leaders to negotiate a new, improved contract for our employees. Our bargaining team is negotiating this contract with CWA leaders in the same way we have successfully done with other CWA contracts over the years. We listen, engage in substantive discussions and share proposals back and forth until we reach agreement.Related Article: DirecTV and AT&T customers may not be able to get UK-Florida gameThat’s why we’re surprised and disappointed that union leaders would call for a strike at this point in the negotiations, particularly when we’re offering terms that would help our employees – some of whom average from $121,000 to $134,000 in total compensation – be even better off.We have offered the union terms that are consistent with what other CWA-represented employees have approved in recent contract negotiations; the company has reached 20 fair agreements since 2017 covering more than 89,000 employees. The Southeast contract covers fewer than 8 percent of our employees.We’re prepared for a strike and will continue working hard to serve our customers.”The strike is across nine states; Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. read more

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Ohio State 20 in Urban Meyer era after 3116 win against Central

First-year Ohio State coach Urban Meyer predicted the game against Central Florida would be “a war” and it certainly seemed that way at times Saturday. Meyer’s team won the war in the end. “We’re going to enjoy the win.  Winning major college football games is a tough duty, especially when you face a quality opponent,” Meyer said at a postgame press conference.  In the first-ever meeting between the schools, the Buckeyes and the Knights traded punches over the course of the first half before OSU pulled away in the third quarter for a 31-16 victory in Meyer’s second game in Columbus. OSU sophomore quarterback Braxton Miller again led the way for the No. 14 Buckeyes (2-0). Miller had 27 carries for 141 yards and tied a program record with three rushing touchdowns against unranked UCF (1-1). For Meyer, though, Miller’s 27 touches were far too many.  “That’s too much.  27 hits.  He’s blown out right now,” Meyer said. “We have to be smart.  Someone’s gotta run the ball.  And right now he’s our best answer.”  Miller was 18-of-24 passing with a touchdown pass to redshirt senior wide receiver Jake Stoneburner and finished the day with 155 passing yards, as well as his first interception of the season. The sophomore still might be the Buckeyes’ answer on the ground next week, too, as junior running back Carlos Hyde left Saturday’s game with an apparent knee injury.  “We’ve got to have a good week of practice,” he said. “We might lose Carlos Hyde for a week or two, I don’t know, MCL sprain.  I’m not sure how long he’ll be out.  Obviously I thought he was running the ball good.”  The Buckeyes drew first blood in the contest after Miller exploded for a 37-yard touchdown run on a quarterback keeper with 9:35 to play in the first quarter. The seven-play 71-yard drive put OSU up 7-0 early, but that lead wouldn’t last long. In the final minutes of the quarter, UCF seemed to finally hit its stride on offense, marching the ball down the field before a stingy Buckeyes defense forced the Knights to settle for a 28-yard field goal. OSU answered with another score of their own, after junior kicker Drew Basil knocked in a 24-yard chip shot, which once more pushed the Buckeyes’ lead to a touchdown. In front of a crowd of 104,745, though, the Knights again rallied – this for a game-tying touchdown. Thanks to back-to-back bursts of 20 and 48 rushing yards from UCF running back Storm Johnson, the Knights rocketed themselves into OSU territory before redshirt sophomore Blake Bortles carefully lobbed a 1-yard touchdown pass to freshman Justin Tukes. Johnson finished the game with 75 yards on 12 carries while Bortles was 25-of-41 passing for two touchdowns and three interceptions. Deadlocked at 10-10 with 6:45 left in the half to play, a once-raucous crowd appeared to fall quiet as they watched the Buckeyes’ lead – and momentum – slip away. On the ensuing Buckeyes drive, OSU senior fullback Zach Boren then fumbled the ball into the hands of a surging Knights team. With a Buckeyes squad now on its heels, it seemed UCF had the tools and the time to mount another drive for another score before the end of the half. Almost as quickly as OSU gave the ball away, though, they took it right back when redshirt senior Travis Howard intercepted an errant ball from Bortles with 3:18 remaining in the half. Howard’s third pick of the season was enough to ignite a late, eight-play, 48-yard drive for the Buckeyes that finished with Miller in the end zone for the second time in a half. It might have been just what OSU needed, too. Including Miller’s 6-yard touchdown scurry with 15 seconds left before halftime, the Buckeyes exploded for 21 unanswered points as OSU’s defense tightened things up and forced mistakes and turnovers from the Knights’ offense. Bortles was again intercepted by the Buckeyes after another poorly placed pass was tipped and picked off by redshirt linebacker Etienne Sabino. Miller and OSU’s offense made UCF pay for the mistake as the sophomore  quarterback found Stoneburner in the back of the south end zone for his first passing touchdown of the day. Miller then rushed for another score a little more than two minutes later. UCF wasn’t done yet and responded with a 14-play, 84-yard scoring drive of their own, netting the Knights a touchdown on fourth down after Bortles’ pass was hauled in by redshirt senior full back Billy Giovanetti. Down 31-16, UCF capitalized on the score and picked off Miller late in third quarter. Like before, though, the Knights gave their latest takeaway back to the Buckeyes as Bortles was intercepted by senior safety Orhian Johnson at the start of the fourth quarter. UCF came knocking again in the final seconds of the game, but OSU turned Bortles away to secure the 15-point victory.  With the loss, UCF moved to 0-7 all time against Big Ten teams and 0-1 against OSU. Meyer, though, said OSU isn’t as far along as he hoped they would be two games into the season. “Not where I thought we’d be.  Not where I thought we’d be.  I thought we’d be a little more explosive on offense and thought we’d get some pressure on the quarterback,” he said. “Offensive line I think is doing a decent job moving the ball.  Receivers are starting to build up a little bit but there’s other areas where I thought we’d be a little more explosive on offense.” The Buckeyes improved to 2-0 on the season and are scheduled to play California next Saturday at noon in Ohio Stadium. read more

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Mens Volleyball Ohio State sweeps Loyola to capture third straight MIVA tournament

Junior setter Sanil Thomas sets the ball during the second set of No. 3 Ohio State’s match against No. 8 Penn State on Jan. 28, 2018 in St. John Arena. The Buckeyes defeated the Nittany Lions in straight sets (25-19, 25-15, 25-17) to pick up their fifth win of the season. Credit: Aliyyah Jackson | Senior ReporterThe Ohio State men’s volleyball team clinched a third MIVA tournament title Saturday night in front of 1,364 fans at St. John Arena, defeating Loyola 3-0 and clinching a spot in the NCAA tournament. The victory also marked head coach Pete Hanson’s 700th career win.Though Ohio State has often struggled to put teams away up 2-0, the Buckeyes finished off the Ramblers in the third set 25-19 to claim the title. “Early in the season, we didn’t beat the better teams like BYU or UCLA,” Ohio State senior outside hitter Nicolas Szerszen said. “That kind of changed us in the RPI where we didn’t get a bid, so it was either all-in today or nothing.”Szerszen was everywhere he needed to be in both the front and back rows, ending the opening set with seven kills and five digs. Junior setter Sanil Thomas had 16 assists in the first set alone — six more than his 10.59 assist per game average. Though Loyola was able to avoid taking many attacking errors, the Ramblers struggled offensively, failing to find the right power or strategy to bring in the kills. Loyola’s top attacker, junior outside hitter Collin Mahan, struggled alongside his team, ending the first set with only one kill.The Buckeyes won the first set 25-20.In the second set, the Ramblers came onto the court with a renewed energy. Big on the net, Loyola intimidated Ohio State attackers into hitting the ball over Rambler blockers’ hands and out of bounds. After four attacking errors in a matter of seven plays from his team, Hanson called a timeout with his team trailing 9-5. A back-row attack from Szerszen won the Buckeyes the side-out and brought some elevated energy onto Ohio State’s side of the court. Hanson said that during the timeout, he told the Buckeyes to stay calm and maintain a consistent push against the Ramblers.“I heard this quote from the national team coach one time. It said, ‘You don’t have to be playing great volleyball all the time, but if you play good volleyball for a long period of time you’re going to be successful,’” Hanson said. “We just told them, ‘You don’t have to make the ultimate play. You don’t have to make the ultimate kill. Just be good, settle in and do what we have been doing.’”Senior outside hitter Maxime Hervoir and redshirt junior middle blocker Blake Leeson each registered a pair of kills with the Buckeyes trailing around the middle of the set to give Ohio State the advantage in the second set. Ohio State used the momentum to win the second set 25-23 and take a 2-0 lead.Szerszen said that given Ohio State’s struggles to put teams away after going up 2-0, he was a little bit worried going into the third set. “I got a little bit scared, I’m not going to lie. I saw some of the players getting a little relaxed, a little less involved than in the two first ones,” Szerszen said. “I made sure that some of the players kept going until the end. and were focused till the end and had a little bit of hate in them when they played. Because if you just go back and play to pay, you’re not going to be as efficient as if you just want to kill the opponent.”Loyola fell behind early to start off the third set. Though Rambler Mahan and senior opposite Ricky Gevis scored their fair share of kills with four each, Loyola could not keep up with the Buckeyes. Determined to end the match in the third set, the Buckeyes came out swinging with a hitting percentage of .500 and three-plus kills each from Szerszen, Leeson, Hanes and redshirt senior middle blocker Nick Laffin. A kill from Hervoir ended the match and sent Buckeye players running onto the court in celebration of the end of one tournament and the beginning of another.“It feels good to go there, and honestly, I think it’s gonna be good because we have nothing to lose,” he said. “All the other teams are technically ranked higher than us. We’re the underdog just like two years ago, and it’s always good to come in a game as the underdog.”At the end of the night, three Ohio State players were awarded MIVA All-Tournament Accolades — Thomas, redshirt freshman opposite Jake Hanes and Szerszen, who was named Most Outstanding Player. read more

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Proprietary equipment for acid plant construction

first_imgAker Solutions has opened its new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Pickering, Ontario, Canada, to allow it to capitalise on market demand for fabrication of its proprietary equipment for acid plants, by more than doubling its production capacity. The original fabrication facility was established in Toronto in 1961, and has been designing and fabricating custom shell and tube heat exchangers and process equipment for the sulphuric acid, nitric acid, petroleum and chemical industries for nearly 50 years.Gary Mandel, Executive VP of Process & Construction, Aker Solutions, said: “As a result of our success as an industry leader in these niche sectors, we have re-located to this much larger facility, and implemented key equipment upgrades and manufacturing improvements to enable us to continue to meet market demand for our high quality, custom fabrication capability.”The machine shop and assembly bays are equipped with a total of seven cranes; each with a span of 21.3 m. Single lift capacity in one of the assembly bays is 100 t. The facility provides higher and heavier lift capacity for larger equipment. It also provides improved workflow and ergonomics by eliminating congestion in work areas, more efficient energy usage, and built-in waste management systems.last_img read more

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Rise in Dublin house prices masks fall in every other part of

first_imgYear-on-year change in asking prices, Q4 2013, according to Daft.ie. Click here if you’re having trouble viewing this image.THE DOUBLE-DIGIT rise in house prices in Dublin is masking falls in every other party of the country, according to the 2013 report from the country’s largest property website.Daft.ie’s House Price Report shows that the average national asking price is now €171,000 a rise of 0.2 per cent from the beginning of the year and the first rise over the course of a year since 2007.This is still down from 55 per cent at the peak of the property bubble and Daft says that Dublin’s performance – with prices rising 11 per cent in the year – masks annual falls of 4 per cent in Galway, 6 per cent in Cork, 7 per cent in Waterford and 12 per cent in Limerick.Overall, prices outside of the capital fell by 6 per cent. This is the smallest decline in give years. Asking prices in the so-called commuter belt counties changed by less than one per cent over the course of the year.Daft spokesman Kieran Harte said that the the “tale of 2013″ was the lack of supply in sales, rental and shared accommodation in the capital.“This lack of accommodation across all sectors has had a major influence in Dublin’s asking prices returning to 2007 percentage increases,” he said.“The only solution is to begin planning and building new accommodation in the capital which will cater for the demand created by the creation of jobs there.”Daft’s chief economist Ronan Lyons said that that solution to rising house prices in Dublin is to tax empty or derelict sites, a measure being considered by Dublin City Council and supported by current Lord Mayor Oisín Quinn.“There is plenty of scope for increasing housing supply in the capital, once we as a society not only make better use of empty sites, but are also prepared to re-designate land so that it can be used more effectively and facilitate building up where it pays off,” he said.Daft.ie is part of the Distilled Media Group. Journal Media Ltd has shareholders – Brian and Eamonn Fallon – in common with Distilled Media Group.Read: Dublin property prices up 15 per cent as rest of country shows some positive signsRead: Index shows first time buyers spend 17% of their net income on their new homelast_img read more

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Court Order rules on taxi insurance wrangle

first_imgWith the Allan Fels Taxi Industry Inquiry’s recommendations due to be acted upon by the Victorian government within days, a case was heard at the Supreme Court last week following a dispute between two companies involved in providing insurance for taxis. How Victoria’s cabs are insured and the role played by unregulated taxi clubs has hit the headlines recently, with concerns which include the lack of effective third-party damage cover that exists in the industry. On October 18, an application for an injunction against insurance brokers Arcuri and Associates Pty Ltd (AAPTL) by Melbourne-based company Taxicare Australia, was upheld by the Victorian Supreme Court. As Australia’s largest national taxi insurance scheme, Taxicare is regulated by ASIC (the Australian Securities and Investment Commission) and has over 3000 members nationally. Arcuri and Associates were engaged by Taxicare between 2004 and 2012 until Taxicare chose to end its business relationship with Arcuri earlier this year. George Karas, managing director of Taxicare told Neos Kosmos that he had sought the injunction to prevent AAPTL from sending misleading and incorrect correspondence to his members. “What’s clear from the Supreme Court’s Order and the judge’s statements is that Arcuri’s correspondence to our members over the last seven months was unwarranted, inaccurate and above all was under no legal obligation in sending them in the first place,” said Mr Karas. “We’ll reserve public comment on the effect of those letters, and the information they contained until the documents that we’ve asked for – and been granted – are made available.” Neos Kosmos understands the correspondence of over 1000 letters induced at least one Taxicare member to pay his insurance premium twice, and suggested to approximately 50 other members that no insurance cover was being provided to them by Taxicare. The Order – made by Justice Emilios Kyrou on October 18 – acknowledged that there was a serious question to be tried in that the correspondence from Arcuri and Associates may have been misleading and that the ‘balance of convenience’ was in favour of granting the injunction. The Order now prevents AAPTL from contacting Taxicare Australia’s members directly. Instead, the broker must channel any future communications through Taxicare. The Court also upheld a request for Arcuri to provide limited preliminary discovery of documents – to allow Taxicare to assess a possible action for damages. While former commercial allies falling out might not in itself be significant in terms of the wider public interest, the spat hints at wider problems. “This I believe is a result for fairness and responsibility – a first step in making sure entities like Arcuri and Associates show professionalism as brokerage firms and do not opt for greed instead,” said Mr Karas. “I also believe this decision goes some of the way to ensuring responsible and effective taxi insurance businesses, taxi owner operators and the public, can and will be protected from unscrupulous practices.” Despite the injunction succeeding against his company, Mr Joe Arcuri, managing director of Arcuri and Associates remained upbeat about the result. “We had a long-standing arrangement whereby we arranged third-party insurance on behalf of members of Taxicare and we’re happy to comply with all the requirements of the Order,” he told Neos Kosmos. Mr Arcuri said that the Order would have no ramifications for his business. “We have absolutely nothing to hide. We’re more than happy to send correspondence through them. We agreed to this ruling and in fact we see it as a bonus for us because we save on postage.” Arcuri and Associates have until November 8 to provide limited preliminary discovery of documents – including a 2011 audit by underwriter QBE – after which Neos Kosmos understands Taxicare Australia may pursue a Statement of Claim for damages. The issue of effective third-party property damage insurance has long been a bone of contention in the Victorian taxi industry, with a trail of disputes between owner-operators and unregulated taxi clubs who offer third-party insurance policies through brokers. The Fels Inquiry’s recommendations are due to make such cover compulsory and pull Victoria into line with other states. However many believe that because of the costly excesses (often tens of thousands of dollars) contained within these policies – compounded by the ability of Victoria’s unregulated taxi clubs to make arbitrary decisions on claims – such cover is, and will continue to be, largely ineffective. The end result? Apart from owner-operators being stung, the driving public lose out big-time by being inadequately protected in the event of having an accident with a taxi. Getting the regulatory arrangements right post-Fels will be the challenge. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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WILMINGTON AROUND THE WEB The Best Stories From Wilmingtons Newspapers

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are recent articles about Wilmington — published online between May 26, 2019 to June 3, 2019 — that residents should consider reading:Wilmington Town CrierKane taught English for 35 years by Cassia BurnsSupt. Brand offers staffing updates by Lizzie McDermottDispatcher job is more than customer service by Lizzy HillSelectmen choose Town Accountant by Lizzie McDermottWilmington Town Crier sports stories can be read HERE.Wilmington AdvocateNoneWilmington PatchNoneLowell SunOlin remediation plan ready by fall by Emma MurphyLike Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWILMINGTON AROUND THE WEB: The Best Stories From Wilmington’s NewspapersIn “Community”WILMINGTON AROUND THE WEB: The Best Stories From Wilmington’s NewspapersIn “Community”WILMINGTON AROUND THE WEB: The Best Stories From Wilmington’s NewspapersIn “Community”last_img read more

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Free WiFi facility in next 34 months Arvind Kejriwal

first_imgNew Delhi : The Delhi government Thursday approved a proposal under which people will be able to avail free WiFi facility within the next three to four months. Announcing the Cabinet’s decision at a press conference, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said people will also be able to use up to 15GB free data every month. As per the plan, 11,000 hotspots will be set up across the city in the first phase, he said. All the 70 assembly constituencies will have 1,000 hotspots, he said, adding 4,000 hotspots will be set up at bus queue shelters. Also Read – Subramanian Swamy cross-examined in National Herald case Advertise With Us Kejriwal said under the project, which will be executed under a Public-private partnership (PPP) model, WiFi with 200 mbps internet speed will be available within 50 metre radius of the hotspot. The government will provide Rs 100 crore for the project annually, he added. He said one hotspot would provide free WiFi connectivity to around 200 persons simultaneously. Providing free WiFi facility was a pre-poll promise of the Aam Aadmi Party in the 2015 assembly elections. Also Read – War propaganda delays removal of internet restriction in Jammu and Kashmir Advertise With Us “Every user will be given free 15GB data, which is, I think, the single biggest initiative of a government anywhere in the world. We will learn from the experience of the first phase of project and we will create more hotspots if required later,” Kejriwal told reporters. He said he was happy that the AAP has fulfilled its major election promise of providing free WiFi in the national capital. “In the next three-four months, the Delhi government will start providing free WiFi to people. Our government will provide Rs 100 crore annually,” he said. Asked about any misuse of government’s WiFi facilty, Kejriwal said adequate safeguard measures will be taken. According to the government, the WiFI hotspots will be connected with CCTV cameras being installed under the AAP dispensation’s ambitious project.Tlast_img read more

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Kasautii Zindagii Kay 2s Parth Samthaan is a true Marvel fan heres

first_imgParth SamthaanInstagramThe Avengers: Endgame has caught the fancy of everyone and just like any other true fan of the superhero film, TV hunk Parth Samthaan to is hit with the fever.The Kasautii Zindagii Kay 2 actor shared a post on his social media page and it surely does express the emotion of every Marvel fan ever. In the post, Parth is seen posing by the poster of the superhero movie along with a caption that read: “It’s not just a film ….Whatever it takes !!”Meanwhile, Parth, who lost his father recently, has resumed shoot for Star Plus’ Kasautii Zindagii Kay 2 where he plays the male lead role of Anurag Basu.In the past few years, the actor has emerged as one of the most popular celebrities of Indian television with a massive fan following. Such is his popularity that his recent appearance in another show Kitchen Champions on Colors TV made him the highest paid celebrity contestant on the show. Besides his crazy fan following, it was being said that one of the primary reasons for the fat pay cheque was apparently because Parth’s show airs on a rival channel and hence had been paid a huge amount to be on the show.Although loved by millions, the hunk was bashed left, right and centre by fans when his kissing scene with Pooja Banerjee on a show went viral last month. Parth and Pooja, who play siblings – Anurag and Nivedita – on Kasautii Zindagii Kay 2, shared a liplock in Ekta Kapoor’s web series Kehne Ko Humsafar Hain 2.As soon as the video was uploaded online, netizens were left angered as they found the on-screen brother-sister duo kissing in another show extremely odd. Some also condemned the makers and the actors too for including a kissing scene between the actors who play siblings in Ekta’s other family drama.last_img read more

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Mahatma Gandhis last fast captured in images

first_imgDid Mahatma Gandhi have a premonition about his death? A 20-panel exhibition on his final fast-unto-death indicates this was so.‘Who knows my ahimsa might be tested at the fag end of my life. A proverb says that a dying flame burns brighter before it burns out. May be, my end is approaching and I am fully prepared…,’ Mahatma Gandhi had said before going on fast on 12 January, 1948 against the communal riots sweeping the national capital.The exhibition at the Nehru National Museum and Library (NMML), inaugurated by Culture Minister Chandresh Kumari Katoch Wednesday to commemorate Mahatma Gandhi’s 65th death anniversary, looks at the fortnight leading to his assassination and the do-or-die crusade against the forces of parochialism and religious hate. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The 20 panels, ‘The Weapon of Ahimsa: Mahatma Gandhi’s Last Fast’, of text and visual prints mounted in the lobby of the library, present Gandhi’s itinerary in a chronological manner. The collection has 287 photographs and memorabilia – Yarvada Chakra, flag of Suraj and khadi textiles that portray the influence of Mahatma Gandhi in the daily lives of the Kallenbach.The collection has original copies of Young India and Harijan as well.Gandhi believed fasting was a spiritual act.last_img read more

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Heath Ledger almost lost Brokeback Mountain role because he wasnt macho enough

first_imgGot a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . GAYSTARNEWS- Which famous Hollywood actors turned down Brokeback Mountain?Dustin Lance Black tells agents deliberately closeting actors: ‘Open your eyes’Gay kiss in Love, Simon wins Best Kiss at MTV Movie AwardsRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/brokeback-mountain-heath-ledger-macho/ Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… The Hollywood Reporter quotes Diana Ossana as saying: ‘Nobody wanted Heath but me and [co-writer] Larry [McMurtry]. The studio felt he wasn’t macho enough.’Speaking at a screening Q&A in Santa Monica, Ossana furthermore revealed that another actor was attached to the role for six months.However, when he dropped out, it was Heath’s then-girlfriend Naomi Watts who persuaded him to take part.‘You’ve got to do this role, for your career and for the world’‘Heath read it on the way home to Australia,’ she said. ‘And he said Naomi read it and she was jumping up and down on the bed telling him you’ve got to do this role for all kinds of reasons – for your career and for the world.’ She furthermore added: ‘He told me on the set, you know, “It’s the most beautiful script I’ve ever read in my life. I would’ve rowed a boat halfway around the world to meet with Ang to be in this movie.”‘It was a battle to get him, but boy was it worth it.’Brokeback Mountain, of course, famously starred Heath and Jake Gyllenhaal as star-crossed cowboys Ennis and Jack.But the 2005 hit movie almost had a very different billing, Ossana admitted. She says a range of ‘prominent young actors’ were considered for the ‘gay cowboy’ movie.‘Nobody would commit’ she added.Mark Wahlberg, Matt Damon and Joaquin Phoenix were all considered for the roles, adds the Hollywood Reporter.The 25 most important LGBTI movies of the last 25 years Heath Ledger in Brokeback Mountain | Photo: Brokeback Mountain eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Heath Ledger was almost turned down for the role of Ennis in Brokeback Mountain because the studio felt he ‘wasn’t macho enough’ the film’s screenwriter has said.last_img read more

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Etihad Airways Alitalia named carriers for Expo 2015

first_imgYesterday saw the announcement of the official global airline carriers for Expo 2015, with Alitalia and Etihad Airways named.The upcoming Universal Exposition will be held in Milan from the 1st of May to 31st of October 2015, during which an estimated 20 million visitors are expected to attend.Approximately 7.6 million visitors will travel to Milan by air, as such Alitalia and Etihad Airways will offer almost 100 flights per day to and from Milan.Alitalia chief executive officer, Gabriele Del Torchio said that the pair of airlines will link 866 cities across the globe to Milan, through 125 direct flights and 741 via one-stop connections.“The choice reaffirms Alitalia’s important and strategic role as an infrastructural asset in Italy’s development and its commitment to travel and tourism,” Mr Del Torchio said.Etihad Airways president and chief executive officer, James Hogan said the opportunity is a chance to extend their codeshare agreement, whilst promoting the Expo.“Through our vast international route network, Etihad Airways will play a leading role in promoting Expo 2015 to a global audience, focusing on key markets across the Gulf region, Australia, Asia, and the Subcontinent,” Mr Hogan said.Etihad and Altalia will soon develop a number of packages and fares to help generate momentum for the expo over the coming months.Source = ETB News: Lewis Wisemanlast_img read more

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