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HP RohtangManali road blocked after heavy rain

first_imgShimla: Vehicular traffic on the Rohtang-Manali road has been blocked following heavy rain on Saturday, the police said. The road was blocked after the water level in a nullah near Koksar police post in Kullu district rose instantly, Kullu Superintendent of Police (SP) Gaurav Singh said. Several vehicles are stranded due to the road block but no loss of life or property has been reported, he added.last_img

Text of the prime ministers statement on the Humboldt Broncos bus crash

first_imgText of a statement issued by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on the Humboldt Broncos bus crash:An entire country is in shock and mourning today as we learn more about the tragic bus crash involving the Humboldt Broncos that claimed the lives of 14 people, and injured many more.We are heartbroken knowing many of those we lost had their entire lives in front of them. We grieve with those facing news no parent or family should ever have to face. And our hearts go out to the community that has lost teammates, coaches, friends, and mentors.This is every parent’s worst nightmare. No one should ever have to see their child leave to play the sport they love and never come back.Our national hockey family is a close one, with roots in almost every town – small and big – across Canada. Humboldt is no exception, and today the country and the entire hockey community stands with you.I thank the first responders – the RCMP, the Provincial Response Team, and medical personnel – who worked tirelessly through the night, and continue to respond to this incredibly difficult situation with courage and professionalism.To the entire Humboldt community: We are here for you. As neighbours, as friends, and as Canadians, we grieve alongside you.last_img read more

NAFTA A summary of where talks stand

first_imgMONTREAL – Here’s a summary of where the NAFTA talks stand after a week-long round in Montreal. The round officially concludes Monday with meetings between the political ministers leading the negotiations for Canada, Mexico and the U.S.Chapters: A chapter on anti-corruption measures was concluded in Montreal. Officials from one country say chapters on telecommunications and digital trade are also more than 90 per cent done.Autos: The countries have begun a real dialogue. Previous rounds saw acrimony over a U.S. demand that 85 per cent of a car’s parts be North American — a major increase from the current 62.5 per cent requirement — and 50 per cent be American to avoid a tariff. Some in the auto sector called that idea so unworkable it would induce companies to move to Asia and simply pay the import tariff. At this round, Canada proposed a major overhaul: include the value of intellectual property in the calculation, instead of just parts, thereby inflating U.S. numbers while being less disruptive to the industry. The countries are now analyzing how such formulas could work, and the idea has been turned over to political decision-makers in the U.S. and Mexico for their input.Chapter 11: The Americans want it to be voluntary for countries to participate in the investor-state system, which allows companies to sue countries for discriminatory treatment. The U.S. has suggested it might want to opt out of the system, arguing that it provides assurance for investors outsourcing operations to Mexico. This is not to be confused with the Chapter 19 system, which handles fights over punitive duties, on cases such as softwood lumber — the Americans want that gone entirely. At this round, the Chapter 19 irritant was largely avoided. But the Canadians and Mexicans worked out a proposal on Chapter 11. Their idea would essentially sideline the Americans, creating a new investor-state system that applies only to them. Under the Canadian proposal, backed by Mexico, the U.S. would be prevented from participating in or developing the rules of the new system: “We basically said to them, ‘If you want to opt out that’s fine, you’re gone,”’ one non-American said.Sunset clause: The U.S. has proposed a clause that would automatically terminate NAFTA every five years, unless renewed by all three countries. The other countries called that unworkable, and a constant chill on investment, akin to placing an automatic-divorce clause in a marriage license. In November, the Mexicans proposed turning this termination clause into a review clause — meaning it would force regular reviews of how the agreement is working, but not threaten automatic termination. They pointed out that NAFTA already has a termination clause, which countries are free to use. The Canadians offered new ideas at this round for how the review clause might work. One suggestion is for NAFTA’s central body, the Free Trade Commission, to produce regular updates on how the agreement is working.Dairy: The U.S. wants to end, within a decade, Canada’s supply-management system, which limits imports on milk, cheese and poultry, and sets minimum prices. The U.S. also wants to end a special program, known as Class 7, which lets Canadian producers sell certain cheese-making proteins at lower worldwide prices, squeezing out some imports from Americans who have an excess supply. This politically sensitive file, which touches rural ridings especially in central Canada, tends to get pushed down to the wire in trade negotiations. Sources say Canada has not made any counter-offers in Montreal.Labour: No dramatic developments. In the U.S., Democrats have just published a letter urging their country to demand far higher labour standards from Mexico. While calling this week’s discussions excellent in general, a Democratic congressman in Montreal, Bill Pascrell, said his enthusiasm has been dampened by a lack of progress on labour, and by what he views as Mexican nonchalance. “I don’t think they get it,” he said. But Mexico says it agrees with higher standards; new labour and environmental chapters in NAFTA; new worker protections; tougher enforcement of existing laws; and combating imports tied to child labour. It disputes the suggestion that it’s avoiding the issue. It also says that NAFTA is an inappropriate place to push for wage guarantees, as wages are a function of myriad domestic economic conditions. Canada has also proposed ending right-to-work laws in the U.S., which is viewed as a non-starter by the Americans.Buy American: The U.S. wants limits on how many public contracts can be won by its free-trade neighbours. In October, it proposed limiting Canada and Mexico to one dollar of contracts for every dollar in contracts granted by Canada and Mexico to American companies. The other countries declared this a non-starter. Sources say there was no major engagement on this at the Montreal round.What’s next: Future talks are slated for late February in Mexico, then for Washington a month later. It’s unclear what happens next. Mexico has a presidential election in July and the next president gets sworn in in December, while the U.S. will have national congressional elections in the fall. U.S. President Donald Trump has a decision to make by about March: start cancelling NAFTA, keep negotiating, or pause until the fall. The new engagement at this round has some insiders hoping he might avoid cancelling the deal. Officials from one country speculated this week that talks might continue through 2018, despite the elections.last_img read more

Canada adds more than 45000 jobs as unemployment rate drops to 65

OTTAWA — The Canadian labour market beat expectations last month by adding 45,300 positions.Statistics Canada says the vast majority of the new jobs in June were in part-time work, although the number of full-time positions also increased.The agency says the national unemployment rate edged down to 6.5 per cent.A consensus of economists had expected an increase of 10,000 jobs in June and for the unemployment rate to stay at 6.6 per cent, according to Thomson Reuters.The increase adds to a series of positive job-market gains since the middle of 2016 and comes amid widespread expectations that the Bank of Canada will hike its benchmark interest rate next week.Compared to a year earlier, the agency says 350,800 more people were employed in Canada and that 248,200 of those new jobs were full time. read more

Nadeemal Perera deported from Dubai and detained in Colombo

Nadeemal Perera was later released after being questioned for several hours. The Police said that Nadeemal Perera and the other person were questioned by the CID and Police Narcotics Bureau. Nadeemal Perera, son of singer Amal Perera and another person who were in remand in Dubai have been deported and detained in Colombo by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID).The other suspect deported is said to be a prison officer. However, the prison officer was handed over to the Colombo Crimes Division for further investigations.Amal Perera and Nadeemal Perera had been arrested at a Dubai hotel recently together with notorious underworld leader Makandure Madush. (Colombo Gazette) read more

New Kyrgyz law on civil society groups must protect free expression association

“We urge a review of this draft law to ensure that it does not restrict the important work of civil society organizations in the country,” said Rupert Colville, the spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.The draft law requires non-commercial organizations established in the Kyrgyz Republic, involved in “political activities” and receiving funding from foreign sources, to register as “foreign agents.”The UN Human Rights Office (OHCHR) says the law fails to adequately define the term “political activities,” referring only to “activities aimed at influencing the decisions of public authorities in order to change their policy, as well as activities aimed at influencing the public opinion for the above-mentioned purposes.”“This vague wording may put at risk numerous organizations working to deliver services or conduct human rights advocacy,” said Mr. Colville.It also requires that materials published by civil society organizations through the media and the Internet must note that they were published or distributed by a non-commercial organisation acting as a “foreign agent.”“The term “foreign agent” carries extremely negative connotations and could lead to stigmatization, mistrust and hostility towards activists, human rights defenders and civil society organizations,” he said.The statement explained that the draft law would give the Ministry of Justice powers to conduct inspections of organizations, and to request and check internal documents. The Ministry would have the power to send representatives to participate in internal activities and to determine whether or not the organization complies with the goals of its creation.In cases where an organization fails to file an application for inclusion in the register of non-commercial organisations acting as a “foreign agent,” the Ministry would have the authority to suspend their activities for up to six months without waiting for a court decision. “If adopted, these new oversight powers would contradict the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, to which Kyrgyzstan is a party,” said the statement.The draft law also provides for criminal liability and imprisonment of up to three years for establishing a non-commercial organisation whose work aims to “incite citizens to refuse to fulfil their civic duties or commit other unlawful acts.”“This may lead to the criminalization of the work of human rights defenders,” it warned. “The terms ‘inciting’ and ‘propaganda acts’ are ill-defined and broad, and may give rise to subjective interpretation.” read more

UN humanitarian wing condemns attacks on relief workers in Central African Republic

“Violence against aid workers is a serious breach of International Humanitarian Law,” OCHA underscored in a news release issued yesterday. According to the release, during the month of September, some 15 attacks were recorded with instances where armed men broke into the premises of international organizations. Highlighting the negative impact of such violence, particularly on vulnerable populations that are still in dire need of humanitarian aid, OCHA deplored the deterioration in the protection of civilians’ the country. It added that the attacks come amid a situation when humanitarian funding for the African country is at its lowest. “To date, 2.3 million people are still in need of humanitarian assistance, with only the 532 million US dollars of the humanitarian appeal funded,” OCHA said, noting that with the increasing needs in the country, “a little investment in the humanitarian action is necessary to save lives and alleviate suffering.” read more

ISIL forces civilians towards Mosul airport UN rights office probes reports of

Oil wells set alight by ISIL are visible from the newly retaken Iraqi town of al-Hud, outside Mosul, where IOM distributed 350 non-food item kits to recently displaced families. Photo: IOM/Jennifer Sparks The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) received reports on 25 October that 50 former Iraqi police officers had been killed in a building outside Mosul city, and “that building was the same agricultural college that has now been cited as the site of those mass graves,” Ravina Shamdasani, a spokesperson for the Office told reporters in Geneva.“However, OHCHR does not have information about the mass graves,” she added.Ms. Shamdasani said the UN continues to receive information about civilians being forcibly moved by the ISIL, as well as abductions and killings of civilians.In response to a question, she said that as of 4 November, ISIL had forcibly moved about 1,500 families from Hammam al-Alil towards Mosul airport. OHCHR also has information about dead bodies found, but that has not yet been sufficiently verified. The spokesperson also said OHCHR has information that between 1 and 4 November, 195 former Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) members had been reportedly abducted by ISIL in several villages in Tal Afar, and on 3 November, another 100 former ISF officers had been abducted from Mawali village about 20 kilometres west of Mosul. The fate of these 295 civilians is unknown. On 2 or 3 of November, ISIL allegedly abducted at least 30 sheiks in the Qayrawan sub-district of Sinjar district, who were taken to an unknown location, she added. One report said that 18 of them were killed in Tal Afar district on 14 November, but the information has not yet been verified.Tarik Jasarevic, a spokesperson for the World Health Organization (WHO), said that he talked this morning with the WHO team in Erbil Hospital, which is delivering medical supplies for more than 90,000 beneficiaries, including trauma kits and surgical supplies for 300 trauma and surgical interventions.Erbil Hospital is the main referral hospital in the area, about 1 hour from Mosul, where injured people were being brought.Since the military offensive began on 17 October, they had received 29 trauma injury cases, 10 of them for bullet injuries, four for mortar shell injuries, two for mine injuries; 11 were women and six were children, he said.In other areas, WHO is trying to provide health care with mobile clinics. In some cases, those mobile clinics are the first responders to arrive on the scene. Five days after Tlol Nasir village, south of Mosul, became accessible, a WHO mobile health clinic was the first health provider to arrive. The main cause of medical consultation continues to be respiratory tract infections due to smoke inhalation, as some 20 oil wells continue to burn. WHO had also conducted assessment missions to the two nearest referral hospitals to Mosul, closer to Mosul than Erbil, which were Qayyarah Hospital south of Mosul and Hamdaneya Hospital east of Mosul. Those hospitals are not functional right now, but WHO is working with the health authorities to ensure that emergency and reproductive health departments are rehabilitated in the coming days and weeks, to ensure referral care for trauma and complicated deliveries.In response to a question, Mr. Jasarevic said that WHO has not received any reports on the use of chemical weapons so far. WHO has trained 90 medical staff on mass casualty management and decontamination of patients. In response to a question about the situation in Mosul and the possible targeting of bridges to prevent the movement of people, Jens Laerke, a spokesperson for the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), said that the humanitarian community has not yet reached inside Mosul. He said that as a general note, civilian infrastructure must be spared in accordance with international humanitarian law.Leonard Doyle, a spokesperson for the International Organization for Migration (IOM), said that 34,860 people have been displaced from Mosul and adjacent districts, up from 7 November. Over the past weekend, IOM Director-General William Lacy Swing has been in the area on a two-day visit to the conflict zone, looking in particular at the emergency camps which have been established. read more

Tolerance is a commitment to seek in our diversity the bonds that

“Let us not be provoked or play into the hands of those who thrive on hatred and instil fear in our societies. Today’s global challenges should compel us to reject the failed mindset of ‘us’ versus ‘them.’ Let us see the world and all its possibilities through the prism of ‘we the peoples’, the UN chief concluded. “[Tolerance] is a lever for sustainable development, as it encourages the construction of more inclusive and thus more resilient societies that are able to draw on the ideas, creative energy and talents of each of their members,” said UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova in her message on the Day. Underscoring the need to counter the threats to tolerance such as tendencies and rhetoric calling for isolationism and that the world would be a better place if people lived alone, in “pure cultures, protected from outside influence, Ms. Bokova said. “We must remember the historical facts, recall how peoples and identities have mingled, engendering richer, more complex cultures with multiple identities. Using the living testimony of world heritage sites, we can show that no culture has ever grown in isolation, and that diversity is a strength, not a weakness.” In her message, the UNESCO Director-General also spoke out against the rise in racist attitudes and stereotyping of religions and cultures and stressed that tolerance is not naive or passive acceptance of difference, noting that it is a fight for the respect of fundamental rights. “Tolerance is not relativism or indifference. It is a commitment renewed every day to seek in our diversity the bonds that unite humanity,” Ms. Bokova underscored.International Day for Tolerance is celebrated annually on November 16, marking the 1995 adoption of the Declaration of Principles on Tolerance by UNESCO Member States that among other things, affirmed that tolerance is neither an indulgence nor indifference, and that it is respect and appreciation of the rich variety of our world’s cultures, forms of expression and ways of being human. Children participate in an interactive event – We are Family: Educating Our Children for a Safer World – to connect young people worldwide on the occasion of the International Day for Tolerance. UN Photo/Mark Garten (file) Underscoring the importance of tolerance, particularly in today’s diverse world, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the head of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) have called for seeing the world through the prism of “we the peoples” and to collectively build societies that are more inclusive, more peaceful and more prosperous. “The values of tolerance and mutual understanding – so firmly embedded in the United Nations Charter and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights – are facing profound tests around the world,” said Mr. Ban in his message on the International Day for Tolerance.Refugees and migrants continue to face “closed doors and clenched fists,” he said, stressing that violent extremists continue to target people solely because of their faiths and traditions. Day by day, bigotry shows its face through racism, anti-Muslim hatred, anti-Semitism and other forms of discrimination.“Too many armed conflicts have sectarian dimensions; too many societal disputes break down along communal lines. And too many politicians use the cynical math that says you add votes by dividing people,” he said.The United Nations, the Secretary-General continued, promotes tolerance as a matter of its fundamental identity. “When tolerance is upheld, we encourage the world to emulate those fine examples. When tolerance is threatened, we must speak out,” he stated.He went on to note that the UN has launched a new campaign to promote tolerance, respect and dignity across the world, Together. It is meant as a specific response to the xenophobia faced by so many refugees and migrants, and aims to highlight the benefits of diversity and migration. But it is also part of our general efforts to promote mutual understanding and global harmony. read more

I was moved into a place that was advertised as a brain

first_img By Paul Hosford Brian Hogan ‘I was moved into a place that was advertised as a brain injury unit, but it was an old folk’s home’ Brian Hogan is living with an acquired brain injury. Brian Hogan Image: Conor Healy Photography EIGHT YEARS AGO, Limerick man Brian Hogan was flying.He was a 32-year-old senior quantity surveyor at a firm in Nottingham, England, managing multi-million pound projects and enjoying his life.Aged 40, he is blind, uses a wheelchair and lives in a rehab facility run by Acquired Brain Injury Ireland (ABII).“I was on a night out and I was assaulted. I was punched and fell back, banging my head on a kerb.I went home thinking I was fine, but I actually had a bad bleed on my brain. I was taken into hospital and had surgery to remove the bleed and put in a coma for three months to allow the swelling go down.After the swelling went down, Brian was awoken, but discovered he had lost sight.“It’s been hugely life-changing. I was a 32-year-old, fiercely independent man, very busy, having a good life.“One reckless act of some idiot, a stranger, turned my life upside down.”The brain injury presented Brian with a unique set of challenges, not least losing his sight in his 30s.He credits ABII with helping him come to the point where, at 40, he is aiming to live independently.ResearchNew research released by ABII yesterday shows an over-reliance on families to provide care and the need for long-term access to rehabilitation.It is the first time that research into peoples’ lived experiences of brain injury in Ireland has been published.ABI Ireland CEO Barbara O’Connell said that these first-hand accounts of those affected by ABI are remarkable stories of resilience and strength despite life changing injuries and struggles.“Brain injury is a hidden phenomenon in our society. Rarely, if ever, do we hear the voice of the person living with ABI. This report lifts the lid and gives us an insight into what life is like for people with a brain injury. It illuminates in very clear terms the barriers faced, the lack of services that people contend with and the difficulties in trying to access them.”Minister of State with special responsibility for Disabilities, Finian McGrath who launched the report, said that he was acutely aware of the dual role which the family and the State play in looking after those who acquire a brain injury.IndependenceThat lack of support is evident in Brian’s case. When he returned to Ireland, he was placed in a facility that he felt was not suitable.I was in rehab in the UK for a year, learning how to walk and talk again. When my family felt I was well enough, they brought me home. I was moved into a place that was advertised as a brain injury unity, but it was an old folk’s home. When you’re 33 and you’re living with old folks with dementia, it’s a huge wrench. From there, ABI found me and rescued me and brought me to the house in Clarecastle.“The rehabilitation house where I live, run by ABI, has changed my life – I can see a future for myself again.”Brian still attends physical therapy, but feels that he has had his dignity restored by moving to the ABI facility.“I’m winning back my independence bit by bit. It’s slow, but I’m getting there.“Where there’s life, there’s hope. You can improve, you can see a future for yourself.“My hope for the future is to eventually live independently again and live the life I aspired to live in the beginning.”Read: Fair City scriptwriter: ‘Heather’s brain injury is my brother’s story too’ Jun 16th 2017, 6:01 AM 13 Comments Share424 Tweet Email1 Image: Conor Healy Photography 19,096 Views Friday 16 Jun 2017, 6:01 AM Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Craving Canadian Cuisine Theres a KFC Hack For That

first_imgFrench fries and cheese curds topped with brown gravy: Sounds nauseating, huh?The Québécois dish, a favorite of our neighbors to the Great White North, has gained popularity around the world—particularly in the UK (where folks love to smother chips with thick sauce).So it’s no wonder that fast food chain KFC has assimilated the twisted recipe into its own menu.Customers in Lumberjack Country can buy poutine with a sprinkling of chicken on top. But if you’re craving the Canadian cuisine in Great Britain, there’s a hack for that.UK-based burger review site Burger Lad cooked-up a clever way to request the savory treat for less than £6.It’s as simple as asking for a regular popcorn chicken meal (£4.19 for barnyard balls, fries, and a drink), with a side of gravy (£1.19).The order, however, requires a certain finesse, according to Burger Lad.“Firstly, the fries and popcorn chicken will normally come separately in their own containers, neither of which lends itself to having gravy poured all over,” the site said. “What you do is ask for them to be put together in a Mighty Bucket.“The other important thing to remember is the cheese,” the Lad continued. “Ask for two slices of cheese to be added, ideally on top of the fries and under the chicken so it has a chance to melt a bit.”Then take the bizarre concoction back to your table to “quickly … start building poutine.”Assuming you’ve washed your hands first, tear the cheese into small pieces, mix the ingredients, and pour the gravy (preferably before it cools too much).“Mix that up again and give it a moment to melt the cheese, and voila, you’ve got (almost) poutine,” Burger Lad said.Most importantly: Ignore the odd looks from fellow customers too uncultured to understand why you’re dressing chicken, cheese, and chips with anything other than ketchup.While this hack appears to be picking up steam in the UK, there is no reason folks across the world can’t visit their local KFC for a DIY dish. There is certainly no harm in asking. Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

Dortmund director Pulisic will succeed in the Premier League

first_imgBorussia Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc has no doubts that Christian Pulisic will quickly adapt to Premier League football and thrive at ChelseaThe Blues signed the highly-rated Pulisic in a €64m deal this month and have loaned him back to Dortmund for the remainder of this season.Since arriving at Signal Iduna Park in 2015, Pulisic has grown into one of the most exciting young prospects for both European football and the United States.Therefore, Zorc has no doubts that the 20-year-old winger will prove to be a success in the Premier League.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“He’s a lad who comes with that typically American self-confidence,” Zorc told ESPN.“Many of his characteristics will help him in England where everything is just little bit more intense than in the Bundesliga.“He has the pace, he’s got the dribbling, he wants to get ahead at all costs. I don’t know a single reason why he wouldn’t make it there.”Dortmund are currently training in Marbella, Spain, ahead of their return to Bundesliga action from the winter break on January 19 away to RB Leipzig.last_img read more

Lawmakers approve budget to avert shutdown

first_imgOLYMPIA (AP) — Washington lawmakers finalized a new state budget Friday, moving swiftly to avert a looming government shutdown.The House and Senate both voted by wide margins to approve the $33.6 billion spending plan, just hours after the 483-page bill was made available for public inspection. The measure now goes to Gov. Jay Inslee, who is expected to review the budget and sign it by the end of Sunday.“This has taken a long time to get here,” said Sen. Andy Hill, a Republican from Redmond who was one of the budget negotiators. “I think the end results, while they took a while and were painful, I think in the end it’s going to be a budget document that serves our citizens, and most importantly our children.”Inslee and House Democrats had proposed roughly $1 billion in additional revenue to help infuse money in the education system, but much of that was dropped as lawmakers got positive economic news and agreed instead to some fund transfers. They settled on two ways to bring in extra money, making changes in estate and phone taxes, largely in response to court rulings.“We have very, very modest revenue increases in this,” Democratic Rep. Ross Hunter of Medina said.Inslee said he would sign the budget no later than Sunday. Much of state government would be shut down if the spending plan hasn’t been completed by the end of the weekend.Lawmakers had been working on the budget for months and were supposed to finish the spending plan in April, but wide disagreements over a variety of tax and policy matters stalled talks. The delays forced state agencies to notify thousands of government workers that they could be temporarily laid off as of July 1.last_img read more

Bus driver accused of molesting woman with autism in Fort Lauderdale

first_imgFORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) – A bus driver for special needs passengers has been accused of molesting a young woman with autism.According to Fort Lauderdale Police, 32-year-old Johnson Jefferson Cruz Osorio took the victim, a 22-year-old woman, on board his bus on June 8. Later on, the victim told her parents Cruz Osorio touched her the “wrong way” with his hands.Detectives later reviewed video from the bus, which they said corroborated the story told by the victim.Cruz Osorio was employed by American Transportation, which was contracted by Broward County to drive buses for special needs passengers.Cruz has been charged with battery and lewd and lascivious molestation of a disabled person. He has since been released on $1,500 bond.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Virgin tops Qantas for inaugural Randstad

first_imgVirgin Blue has beat out Qantas, with its employee benefits and enticements pushing the carrier to win the first ever Randstad award for the most attractive employer. Up to 7,000 Australian jobseekers voiced their opinions on employers throughout the country, selecting five travel companies in the top 20 list including; Virgin Blue and Qantas in first and second place plus one other airline, Jetstar and two travel agents, Jetset Travelworld and Flight Centre.  Randstad chief executive Fred van der Tang said the Awards are designed to provide insight, so employers can recognise the importance of branding as well as the significance of perception amongst current employees. “With a talent war looming, the ability of Australian companies to attract and retain the best and brightest employees will prove invaluable in their race to secure greater market share and outperform their competitors,” Mr van der Tang said. Mr Tang added that Virgin Blue’s win at the Award’s first year, set the standard for companies in the years to come. “Since entering the Australian market eleven years ago, Virgin Blue has built upon its reputation as one of the nation’s most respected brands,” Mr van der Tang stated.”As Australia’s first ever Randstad Award winner, Virgin Blue can now confidently lay claim to being Australia’s most attractive employer, having received an overwhelming endorsement from Australian jobseekers.”Up to 150 HR directors and senior executives attended the event at The Ivy Ballroom in Sydney last night. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: N.Jlast_img read more

Patrick Peterson could be gracing the cover of the

first_imgPatrick Peterson could be gracing the cover of the next installment in the Madden NFL video game series. The Arizona Cardinals cornerback is one of four semifinalists for the honor, joining the New York Giants’ Odell Beckham, Jr., New England Patriots’ Rob Gronkowski and the Pittsburgh Steelers’ Antonio Brown The only defensive player in the running, Peterson has been to four Pro Bowls in four NFL seasons. The former number five overall pick out of LSU has picked off 15 passes in his career and has become one of the faces of not only the Cardinals franchise, but the NFL as a whole. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Top Stories Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact 0 Comments   Share   center_img The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Click here to vote for Peterson (or one of the other three, if you wish). If chosen, Peterson would be the second Cardinal to be on the cover of the game. Back in 2009, Larry Fitzgerald joined Troy Polomalu on the cover of Madden 10. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and sellinglast_img read more

Star Wars The Last Jedi has secondbiggest open

first_img‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ has second-biggest opening weekend of all time in Canada TORONTO – A spokeswoman for Disney says “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” has had the second-biggest opening weekend of all-time in Canada.The company says the blockbuster brought in $17 million in the country in its first weekendIt’s second only to its predecessor in the latest “Star Wars” trilogy, “The Force Awakens”, which made $18.6 million in Canada over the same time span when it debuted in 2015.The film also holds the number 2 spot in the North American box office, where it made $220 million in its opening weekend.The movie, directed by Rian Johnson, was released on Friday.The third movie in the record-smashing trilogy is expected to be released in 2019.Disney says the current ranking of the top five biggest opening weekends of all time in Canada are:Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($18.6 M)Star Wars: The Last Jedi (17.0 M)The Avengers ($15.6 M)Avengers: Age of Ultron ($13.8 M)Beauty and the Beast ($13.4 M) by The Canadian Press Posted Dec 17, 2017 11:26 am PDT Last Updated Dec 17, 2017 at 11:40 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emaillast_img read more

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