FurBearers appealing to Premier Horgan after lawsuit against conservation officer rejected by

first_imgVANCOUVER, B.C. – The executive director of the Association for the Protection of Fur-Bearing Animals says she’s going to be petitioning Premier John Horgan to make changes to the rules governing Conservation Officers in B.C. after the B.C. Court of Appeal has dismissed the Association’s lawsuit against a conservation officer who chose to destroy a bear cub two years ago.In May 2016, South Peace resident Tiana Jackson discovered a black bear cub lying on a gravel road near her home, roughly 50 kilometres from Dawson Creek. Jackson reportedly called the Conservation Officer Service after the mother bear didn’t return and brought the cub home, giving it food and water while keeping it in a dog kennel.While en route to Jackson’s home, conservation officer Micah Kneller reportedly called her for an update and explained to her after learning that the cub had been placed in a kennel that it would have to be put down. Despite arranging for the bear to be accepted at the Northern Lights Wildlife Society in Smithers, Jackson said that Kneller officer refused, and euthanized the bear via lethal injection. “We’re asking for the Province to define the duties of a conservation officer and to provide transparency in doing so,” said Fox. “We’re also asking for independent oversight because right now the Conservation Officer Service is essentially a private army. They review their own complaint process; the duties aren’t defined in the legislation. There’s a need for conservation officers to be very clear within their duties of when they can and when they can’t kill an animal. Right now that’s not clear at all.”With files from CBC News: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/bc-court-of-appeal-dismisses-fur-bearers-case-1.4697053 Last November, Jackson and the Association – which also goes by the name ‘The Fur-Bearers’ – filed a lawsuit in B.C. Supreme Court against Kneller, the B.C. Conservation Officer Service, and the Minister of Environment. In his ruling the following month, Supreme Court Justice G.C. Weatherill stated that “In my view, the management of wildlife resources by conservation officers, as contemplated by the Wildlife Act, includes the authority to kill wildlife in circumstances broader than those set out in [Section 79 of the Wildlife Act].” In January, The Fur-Bearers announced that they would be appealing the verdict to the B.C. Court of Appeal, but the CBC News is reporting that the higher court has also dismissed the Fur-Bearers’ case. Reading the appeal court’s decision, Justice Harvey Groberman said that it would be inappropriate to consider the proceedings as a case about Kneller’s actions and that the power to kill animals as outlined by the Wildlife Act is not limited to section 79, as the Fur-Bearers’ Arden Beddoes lawyer argued.The B.C. Ministry of Environment released the following statement after this morning’s verdict:“Not a single conservation officer relishes the thought of having to put down an animal – euthanization is a last resort. Conservation officers are guided by provincial wildlife policy, as well as their experience and expertise, to make decisions in the field every day. The previous court decision affirms our understanding of the authorities granted to Conservation Officers under the Wildlife Act.‎ As this matter is before the courts, it would be inappropriate to comment further.”The Fur-Bearers’ executive director Lesley Fox said that she’s frustrated by the Court’s verdict and that the Association is setting up a call to action and appealing to Premier John Horgan to have conservation officers’ duties to be exactly defined.last_img read more

Gurugram: Congress fields Ajay Yadav to take on BJP’s Rao Inderjit

first_imgGururgam: Congress has fielded its veteran leader Captain Ajay Yadav from Gurugram seat. The importance of Captain Yadav can be gauged from the fact that he has won Rewari Vidhan Sabha seat six times for the Congress. He won the Rewari seat for the first time in 1989 after which he continuously emerged successful with wins in 1991, 1996, 2000, 2004 and 2009.In South Haryana where he was instrumental in making Congress a formidable party, he was rewarded with various cabinet posts in the state government that ranged from being the PWD minister to the post of finance minister. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderCaptain Yadav will be contesting for Lok Sabha seat for the first time. The Congress party first mulled of fielding him in the 2014 polls after Rao Inderjit left the party and joined Congress. Due to health reasons, Captian Yadav expressed his reluctance to fight the Lok Sabha elections in 2014. Captain Ajay Yadav is the son of Abhay Singh Yadav who was again one of the tallest Congress leaders in South Haryana. Captain Ajay Yadav served in Indian Army for seven years after he was first commissioned as an officer in 1980. He took the premature retirement in 1987 and joined the state politics. Just two years after joining the state politics, he was able to win his first assembly elections in 1989 after which his successful stint in assembly elections went on for more than 25 years. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsEver since he lost the Rewari in the 2014 Assembly elections, Captain Yadav focussed on the matters related to South Haryana and emphasised that how BJP was not able to deliver governance in the state as well as in the national level. Captain Yadav reiterated that he will fight BJP and will highlight the failures of the government both nationally and internationally. “We had made Gurugram the Millennium city. After four and a half years, the BJP has made it the most polluted city in the world. Moreover, they want to even damage the lungs of the city by moving the Aravallis out of Punjab land and Preservation Act (PLPA),” said Captain Yadav. “The citizens of Gurugram have seen through the false hopes that were given to them in the name of demonetisation and they will express their anger against the government on May 12,” he added.last_img read more

Soft drinks, water help Coca-Cola beat sales and profit estimates

first_imgGeorgia: Coca-Cola Co beat estimates for quarterly sales and profit on Tuesday, as it sold more water and soft drinks, including its signature soda and Coke Zero, sending its shares up 4 percent before the bell. After facing years of declines in soda sales, beverage makers are attracting consumers with flavored waters, reformulated recipes, new fruity flavors and low-sugar drinks. Volumes, a key indicator of demand, grew 2 percent in the first quarter ended March 29, driven by strength in its Asian and European markets. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalOrganic sales, which exclude the impact of currency swings and acquisitions, rose 6 percent. Price hikes and stockpiling by its bottlers due to Brexit uncertainty also helped sales. Revenue rose 5 percent to $8.02 billion, and the company earned 48 cents per share on an adjusted basis. Analysts had forecast earnings of 46 cents per share on revenue of $7.88 billion, according to Refinitiv IBES. Net income attributable to the company rose to $1.68 billion, or 39 cents per share, in the first quarter ended March 29 from $1.37 billion, or 32 cents per share, a year earlier.last_img read more

Rlys cancel several trains in wake of Fani

first_imgKolkata: South Eastern Railway and Eastern Railway cancelled a number of trains on Friday considering the safety and security of the travelling passengers in view of the severe cyclonic storm Fani, which has already struck Odisha and is likely to hit Bengal late on Friday night.The Howrah-Puri Sri Jagannath Express, Howrah-Yesvantpur Express, Howrah-Puri Express, Howrah-Chennai Mail, and Howrah-Puri Shatabdi Express were cancelled on Friday. The Howrah-Bhubaneswar Jan Shatabdi Express and Bangriposi-Bhubaneswar Express scheduled on May 4 and the Santragachi-Tirupati Express scheduled on May 5 have also been cancelled by SER. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaMeanwhile, Eastern Railway cancelled the Puri-Sealdah Duronto Express scheduled to leave Puri on Saturday and Muzaffarpur-Yesvantpur Express scheduled to leave Muzaffarpur on Monday. The Secunderabad-Guwahati Express scheduled to leave Secunderabad on May 5, Puri-Kamakhya Express scheduled to leave Puri on May 4 and Kamakhya-Secunderabad Special scheduled to leave Kamakhya on May 6, will all remain cancelled according to a statement by Eastern Railway. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwaySix local trains from Sealdah/Barasat to Hasnabad and four locals from Hasnabad to Sealdah/ Barasat were cancelled by ER authorities for the sake of passenger safety in view of the gust and heavy rainfall, as a precautionary measure. A group of people obstructed train movement at Barasat station, protesting against cancellation of trains at around 4.10 pm. Normal services were resumed at 6.10 pm, when the obstructions were withdrawn. Four Sealdah-Bongaon locals had to be cancelled, while 16 locals (8 Up and 8 Down) lost punctuality.last_img read more

Gas prices reach highest amount since 2014 on New Years Day

first_img SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — A run of nine increases in 10 days pushed the average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in San Diego County to its highest amount on New Year’s Day since 2014, $3.126.The average price has risen 6.1 cents over the past 10 days, including four-tenths of a cent on Monday, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service. It is 4.1 cents more than one week ago and 31.4 cents higher than one year ago, but 6.4 cents less than one month ago.The average price rose for three consecutive days, was unchanged on Tuesday, and resumed rising Wednesday. KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, Posted: January 1, 2018 Gas prices reach highest amount since 2014 on New Year’s Day January 1, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Boosting binational tourism between San Diego and Mexico

first_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsNATIONAL CITY (KUSI) – San Diego and Southern California are global tourist destinations.  In the early part of each year, the San Diego Tourism Authority touts it’s upcoming world-wide advertising campaign. But the people who gathered at the Martin Luther King Junior Community Center in National City, elected and appointed officials and tourism experts representing both sides of the border, say more emphasis on “bi-national tourism” would benefit the region as well.Wednesday morning, the State Senate’s Select Committee on California-Mexico Cooperation was in the South Bay: What’s the current state of things?  That includes educational exchange programs and medical tourism and more importantly, “growing” the region’s tourism industry.Kerri Kapich is the Chief Operating Officer for the Tourism Authority. “There’s two components of what we do together,” she told me.  “Promoting locally tourism involving residents of Baja coming here and residents of San Diego going to Baja.  We have agreements supporting each other in those ways.”It’s the second component that needs more emphasis, says Kapich.   “Where we promote a two-nation vacation. You fly into San Diego and then cross the border to visit Tijuana or the Guadalupe Valley for a wine tasting, then over to Ensenada and do the resort experience down there.”Local State Senator Ben Hueso chairs the committee:  Hueso said, “We both have wonderful things to visit, but we’re not promoted together. We could benefit by promoting our region.  And it’s a two-for-one, you get to visit two amazing countries, two amazing cities, and have an amazing time.” Ed Lenderman, August 8, 2019 Posted: August 8, 2019 Boosting bi-national tourism between San Diego and Mexico Ed Lenderman Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News Tags: Ben Hueso FacebookTwitter State Senate Select Committee holding hearing on boosting bi-national tourism w Mexico pic.twitter.com/nn0Ig7pyQZ— Ed Lenderman (@EdLendermanKUSI) August 7, 2019 Local State Senators holding a hearing in National City on boosting bi-national tourism, more in afternoon and evening KUSI news pic.twitter.com/ilGggoHkR4— Ed Lenderman (@EdLendermanKUSI) August 7, 2019last_img read more

Thursday Update Swan Lake Fire Prepares As Warmer Weather Arrives

first_imgCrews are utilizing natural features and existing trails as fire lines to curb eastward fire spread. Brush removal along these trials will reduce the chance of fire spread in the future, resulting in more fire resilient landscapes and communities.The west flank of the fire has been kept in check by a system of wetlands and control lines. Mop up efforts remain a challenge as extremely dry fuels are very susceptible to ignition. Firefighters will continue working on the east flank of the fire. Air operations will continue to address hotspots near Upper Jean Lake. The creek drainages are expected to have little growth potential in the next 48 hours due to an increase in temperatures. Southwesterly winds will push in Friday, bringing a warm, dry and breezy day to the fire, ahead of a brief cooling on Saturday. Steve Bekkerus with the Incident Command Team: “Weather conditions at the Swan Lake Fire are expected to get warmer and drier over the next several days.”  Bekkerus: “Firefighters at the fire have been working hard over the last few days to shore up the containment lines ahead of warmer weather that will test the efforts of firefighters.” Continued updates will be posted as they are made available. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Swan Lake fire remains at approximately 100,812 acres with 436 on staff, and remains 5.5 miles northeast of Sterling.last_img read more

The Demand Generation Disconnect

first_imgAndrew Gaffney is the President of G3 Communications, Inc., a firm specializing in digital media and custom contnent. G3 Communications publishes DemandGen Report, Retail TouchPoints and Channel Marketer Report. In addition to its digital publications, G3’s Content4Demand marketing services division creates custom content optimized for lead generation and lead nurturing campaigns for more than 100 different clients ranging from Fortune 100 firms to venture-backed startups. • Off-Base Offers: 60 percent of respondents said their organizations’ demand generation campaigns focus too heavily on their own products, features and services, rather than focusing on their customers’ pain points. With many of our clients in the high tech sector, we refer to this as “speeds and feeds” disease. The natural inclination for sales and marketing is to talk about how much better their solution is, but prospects are more interested in talking about their own business challenges and how to solve them. According to the results of our recent 2012 Content Preferences Survey, 75 percent of the respondents want companies to curb the sales messaging in their content. Another 60 percent said they’re placing a greater emphasis on the trustworthiness of the source when they assess the value of a piece of content.Because publishers are dialed in to the issues that are top of mind within their communities and have experts on the topics, this represents another perfect opportunity to step in and bridge the gap from publishing one-way narratives to establishing a real dialogue with prospects. • The Disconnect Between Sales And Marketing: 65 percent of respondents said their sales teams use less than half of the demand generation content their marketing department produces. Over the years, I’ve worked on a lot of business publications where our sales reps were only talking to marketing executives. When publishers get closer to the sales team at their clients they can identify the pain points and gaps where the sales team feels like they need new and improved messaging. With many of our current clients, we’ve been able to create e-books that are wildly popular with sales teams, in addition to being used as bait for lead generation campaigns. This should be the goal for publishers: Become a partner in driving the messaging that will help drive revenue. I’d recommend checking out the full survey from Corporate Visions, as well as some of the content work the company is doing. There are ideas publishers will want to adopt and bring to their customers. Only 20 percent of sales and marketing executives are confident that their current demand generation campaigns are effective, according to recently released research from Corporate Visions, Inc., a leading sales and marketing messaging company. Based on a poll of more than 440 b-to-b sales and marketing professionals around the globe, the survey results aren’t really surprising and highlight both a challenge and opportunity for publishers and their clients. While there is a lot of great data, which is detailed in Corporate Visions’ Q2 2012 Sales and Marketing Messaging Report, I suggest publishing executives focus on three key takeaways:• The Content Gap: When asked to name the biggest barrier to successful demand generation campaigns, 37 percent of respondents said their content isn’t engaging enough. This represents a prime opportunity for publishers to help their clients upgrade their content campaigns with offers that are relevant to their prospects.last_img read more

Exhibition Industry Continues to Grow

first_imgThe trade show industry just posted its largest first quarter gain since 2011 and its 15th-consecutive quarter of growth, according to the Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR).CEIR, which measures industry performance using an aggregate formula that accounts for net square footage (NSF), number of exhibitors, attendance and revenue, says overall performance was up 2.6 percent year-over-year and outperformed GDP by 0.6 percent in the first quarter of 2014.”We are very pleased by the first-quarter results which are positive and confirm our forecast that ongoing growth is still anticipated for the exhibitions and events industry,” says CEIR’s economist Allen Shaw, Ph.D. “The performance in the first quarter was quite remarkable considering the fact that the east coast was frequently paralyzed under severe winter weather. With 15 consecutive quarters of growth, we are confident in the continued growth and progress of the industry.” Broken down, NSF and revenue each rose 2.9 percent, with exhibitors up 2.8 percent and attendance higher by 1.7 percent.The rate of growth fell off slightly from Q4 of 2013—the industry grew 3.0 percent year-over-year from Oct. through Dec.—but still managed to generate better returns than it had at any other point in the prior two years.last_img read more

What To Expect At The Wilmington Farmers Market On August 25

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington Farmers Market will be open this Sunday, August 25, 2019, from 10am to 1pm, on the Swain Green, across from the Town Common, at 140 Middlesex Avenue.August 25 Farmers Market Lineup:Vendors:Arrowhead FarmsGaouette FarmSeafood Express CoCupcake City-ReadingPurple Carrot Bread Co.EJ’s Pizza / Grab & GoTewksbury HoneyHawaiian Jim’s Shave Ice & Co.Guilday GlassKittredge CandlesGrateful TastesSusan Anton, LMTAdditional Attractions:Visit 4-H Science Pirates, Wilmington Minutemen, Wilmington Kiwanis Club, and the Global Children School at the Community TableLike 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… RelatedWhat To Expect At The Wilmington Farmers Market On August 4In “Community”What To Expect At The Wilmington Farmers Market On August 18In “Community”What To Expect At The Wilmington Farmers Market On August 11In “Community”last_img read more

The Mandalorian trailer New Star Wars show hits Disney Plus Nov 12

first_img 2 Oh boy! Oh boy!! #Mandalorian https://t.co/Du2yV4Jv9g— Collingwood Jays 🇨🇦 (@CollingwoodJays) August 24, 2019 On Saturday, Favreau came on stage to give fans a first look: Whether you like the original or the prequels, “we’ve got something for everyone,” he said. Favreau previously revealed that the series would be set seven years after Return of the Jedi (so 23 years before The Force Awakens). At D23, the writer-director said the time period appealed to him because there’s no government, no law, and the world just degrades. What would it be like to be a bounty hunter during that period of lawlessness?  WOWThe Mandalorian looks as good as a Feature length Filmhttps://t.co/SGZB4cPs9e— Jamie Moran (@JamieMoranUK) August 24, 2019 Tags Carl Weathers plays Greef Carga, a man who’s hired the Mandalorian for a job.”He’s kinda the head of this guild of bounty hunters,” Weathers said of his character during Star Wars Celebration, according to CNET’s Sean Keane. “The Mando is a guy who he figures can get the job done.”The Mandalorian also stars Gina Carano as Cara Dune, Omid Abtahi as Dr. Pershing, plus Nick Nolte, Giancarlo Esposito, Emily Swallow and Werner Herzog in unnamed roles, and the voice acting talents of Taika Waititi.The reaction to the new trailer was almost unanimously positive.  Star Wars: The Mandalorian is set to be the first Disney Plus original series to debut, and it has been a prime feature of the D23 Expo this weekend. The series stars Pedro Pascal as the titular Mandalorian, and was written by Jon Favreau, who is also executive producer along with Dave Filoni (The Clone Wars) and Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy. All three shed light on how the production came to be, in addition to premiering the first official trailer for the upcoming Disney Plus show.  New details and footage were revealed Friday ahead of the Nov. 12 launch, and Disney teased us with a poster earlier in the day. Droid voice @TaikaWaititi says it’s VERY important to him to have droid representation on film in @themandalorian 😬 #StarWars pic.twitter.com/SEYIzluwoV— cait petrakovitz ➡️ D23 🙌🏽💃🏽 (@misscp) August 24, 2019 Disney Plus Disney Star Wars That MANDALORIAN TRAILER HAS ME SHOOK 🔥 pic.twitter.com/3yqO4yeOtS— Admiral Jackbar (Geeky Gator) (@The_GeekyGator) August 24, 2019 And that reaction is understandable. The spaghetti western tone is evident even in the trailer, and when you close with Werner Herzog in full Grizzly Man voiceover mode, it’s hard to hold back the shivers. If this trailer is anything to go by, we could be in for something pretty cool with The Mandalorian.The Disney D23 Expo runs through Sunday, Aug. 25. Be sure to check out coverage from sister sites GameSpot, TV Guide and ComicBook.com. TV and Movies #TheMandalorian, the first live-action Star Wars series, only on #DisneyPlus. Start streaming November 12. @TheMandalorian pic.twitter.com/Dxum2bZDCa— Disney+ (@disneyplus) August 23, 2019 Speaking at Star Wars Celebration back in April, Pascal gave the lowdown on his gray-area bounty hunter. “He’s got a lot of Clint Eastwood in him,” the actor said, adding that he watched Sergio Leone and Akira Kurosawa movies to prepare. 50 Photos Comments Share your voice 2019 TV shows you can’t miss Yo I am beyond pumped for this. Mandalorian lore is (imo) some of the best Star Wars lore, I cannot wait to see this https://t.co/dv5S1zFDTw— Connor “The Wizard” MacDonald (@SamuraiCorndog) August 24, 2019last_img read more

MPs violate law made by them

first_imgSpeakers speak at a roundtable on the independence of judiciary, organised by civic platform Citizens for Good Governance aka Sujan at the National Press Club on Tuesday. Photo: Sazid Hossain Constitutional analysts said the members of parliament had breached the law enacted by them, by criticising judges in parliament.Although the MPs have no authority to discuss the judiciary in parliament, they castigated judges after the 16th amendment of the constitution was scrapped recently.Analysts made these observations at a roundtable on the independence of judiciary, organised by civic platform Citizens for Good Governance aka Sujan at the National Press Club on Tuesday.Jurist Shahdeen Malik, columnist Syed Abul Maksud and Sujan secretary Badiul Alam Majumdar spoke at the roundtable, among others. Shahdeen Malik said the members of parliament have no jurisdiction to discuss the verdict of 16th amendment of the constitution. The law makers breached the law enacted by them, he added.Moderating the roundtable, Badiul Alam Majumdar said as per rules of procedure 53, 63 and 133, matters related to the president and the independence of judiciary can’t be discussed in parliament.He said it was unfortunate that they made the law and they violated it.Syed Abul Maksud said the independence of judiciary is necessary so that a common man can seek justice against an influential person.last_img read more

Khulna journo remanded

first_imgA Khulna court on Wednesday placed Hedait Hossain Mollah, Khulna correspondent of Dhaka Tribune and online portal Bangla Tribune, on 3-day remand in a case filed under the Digital Security Act for running reports on election results of Khunla-1 constituency with ‘false’ information, reports UNB.Judge Nayan Biswas of Khulna judicial magistrate court-3 passed the order after officer-in-charge of Batiaghata police station Mahbubur Rahman, also investigation officer of the case, produced him before the court seeking a seven-day remand.Upazila nirbahi officer and assistant returning officer Debashish Chowdhury filed the case with his police station on Monday night against Hedait, also the city editor of local newspaper Dainik Probaho, and Rashedul Islam, Khulna bureau chief of the Dainik Manabzamin and newly elected vice-president of Khulna Press Club.Plainclothes police picked up Hedait from Gallamari area in the city around 2:15pm on Tuesday.Later, a court sent him to jail.According to the case statement, Bangla Tribune and Manabzamin published reports headlined ‘22,419 more than total votes cast in Khulna-1’ based on false and fabricated information.last_img read more

Fire breaks out at factory in N 24Pgs no casualty reported

first_imgKolkata: A major fire broke out at a plastic goods factory near Ghola in North 24-Parganas on Sunday morning. As the factory was filled with inflammable materials the fire took a devastating shape.About 25 fire tenders were pressed into action. According to local residents, the fire was brought under control around 9 pm on Sunday, but fire fighters could not enter the factory as some of parts of the unit were still ablaze. Also due to the heat, getting inside the factory was impossible till Sunday night. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata BoseAround 11:30 am on Sunday, thick black smoke was seen coming out of the factory. Due to panic staff and labours rushed out of the factory. Later, it was found that some of the labours were trapped inside. The New Barrackpore police station and fire brigade were informed. Primarily 10 fire tenders were pressed in to action. But soon fire fighters realised that the fire is spreading fast. Immediately more fire tenders were requested. By 2 pm, 15 more fire tenders were sent. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataAs the fire already took a devastating shape, fire fighters had no other way than to spray water from a safe distance. Upon receiving the news, fire minister Sujit Bose rushed to the spot. According to the fire fighters, as inflammable materials were on fire, the unit would be ablaze till these materials melt. Thus the fire fighters had targeted to prevent the fire from spreading fast. Around 9 pm fire was brought under control but fire fighters could not enter the factory due to the heat. Fire fighters are continuously spraying waters to douse the flames. As the building got seriously damaged due to the fire, it is feared that it may collapse anytime. It is suspected that an electrical short-circuit might had triggered the fire. Till Sunday night no one was found dead or alive in the factory as none could enter the premises. According to fire fighters if anyone is trapped inside, chance of survival is nil.last_img read more

ITE dept bats for use of tech to boost business prospects of

first_imgKolkata: The state Information Technology & Electronics (IT&E) department is pushing for the organised industries to adopt MSME clusters so that they can use technology to improve the latter’s business prospects.”We need to give these clusters basic enterprise management through standard software, e-commerce platform and design creation. I will urge the industrial bodies to adopt at least one cluster and provide them the technology to make a change in their standard of living,” state Additional Chief Secretary IT Debashis Sen said, while speaking at an event organised by CII recently. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata BoseElaborating on the objective of the state government, a senior official of the IT department said that the government is coming up with an export hub in Phulia at Shantipur in Nadia, for upliftment of the weavers who make beautiful cotton sarees. “The weavers still suffer from financial constraints and don’t even have a website. If we can provide basic technology enterprise to them so that they can have stock management and create an e-commerce platform for marketing or integrate some sort of creative design in their products, they will be able to tap the global market in a much better way,” the official said. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataThe same concept can be applied for clusters like the Bankura horse in Panchmura, the Dokra craft of Guskara, Burdwan, the guitar strings of Howrah, the Kansa of Murshidabad and the fan manufacturing hub of Uluberia to name a few. “We have already reached out to NASSCOM and will urge other industrial bodies in the state to come forward and adopt at least one such cluster which will bring a significant change in the living conditions of the weavers associated with these clusters,” the official added.last_img read more

Europe Early Toxicity Testing Market Size to Register USD 460 million

first_imgDermal ToxicitySystemic ToxicityCarcinogenicityOcular ToxicitySkin Sensitization and IrritationGenotoxicityNeurotoxicityOrgan ToxicityOther Toxicity EndpointsIn Silico• By ApplicationDrug discoveryChemical testingOthers• By End UserPharmaceuticals IndustryFood IndustryChemicals IndustryCosmetics IndustryOther Industries By Country: Chapter 1: Introduction This report segments the Europe early toxicity testing market on the basis of technique, application, end users, and country to provide a detailed assessment of the market. Based on technique, the market is divided into in vivo, in vitro, and in silico. The market on the basis of in vitro is further divided into in vitro toxicity testing market by assays and in vitro toxicity testing market by toxicity endpoints. The in vitro toxicity testing market by assays is further segmented into enzyme toxicity assays, bacterial toxicity assays, cell-based ELISA & western blots, receptor binding assays, and other assays. The in vitro toxicity testing market by toxicity endpoints is further divided into dermal toxicity, systemic toxicity, carcinogenicity, ocular toxicity, skin sensitization and irritation, neurotoxicity, organ toxicity, and other toxicity endpoints. Based on country, the market is studied across different countries of Europe such as Germany, France, the UK, and rest of Europe. Call Answer Direct:+1-971-202-1575 Chapter 2: Executive Summary Request for a Discount Sample @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/request-for-discount/3138297?utm_source=SL Toxicity is the degree of threat posed by a substance to the living organism, and toxicology is a branch of science that deals with measurement and further analysis of these chemical substances and their adverse effects on the body of an organism. The effects of chemical substances on the body are studied to choose a potential drug candidate during the development of newer molecules. Early toxicity testing is carried out at preclinical stages of a drug development process and is essential as toxicity serves as the major reason for the failure of potential drug candidates in the later stages of drug development leading to huge financial loss to companies. Moreover, companies perform early toxicity testing to comply with the government standards to market the drug. Early toxicity testing can be performed using different techniques such as in vivo, in vitro, and in silico. These techniques are employed to carry out different toxicity tests such as ocular toxicity, carcinogenicity, systemic toxicity, and others. • By TechniqueIn VivoIn Vitro In Vitro Toxicity Testing Market by Toxicity Endpoints KEY BENEFITS FOR STAKEHOLDERS Chapter 3: Market Overview Chapter 7: Europe Early Toxicity Testing Market, By Region Chapter 8: Company Profiles The profiles and growth strategies of the key players are thoroughly analyzed to understand the competitive outlook of the European market. Europe: UK, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Rest of Europe Or 97220 United States In Vitro Toxicity Testing Market by Assays Contact Us: The Europe early toxicity testing market accounted for $265 million in 2017, and is expected to reach $460 million by 2025, registering a CAGR of 7.1% from 2018 to 2025. In-depth analysis of early toxicity testing techniques such as in vivo, in vitro, and in silico is carried out in the report. 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Request for a sample copy of this report @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/request-sample/3138297?utm_source=SL Chapter 5: Europe Early Toxicity Testing Market, By Application Call Answer Toll Free:+1-800-910-6452 About Us: KEY MARKET SEGMENTS 5933 Ne Win Sivers Drive, #205, Portland, Big Market Research recently introduced new title on “2018-2025 Europe Early Toxicity Testing Market Report” that provides an in-depth overview of industry and competitive landscape, covering multiple market segments and elaborates market outlook and status to 2025. The study provides an in-depth analysis of the Europe early toxicity testing market along with the current trends and future estimations to elucidate the imminent investment pockets. Mr. Abhishek Paliwal Europe Early Toxicity Testing Market Key Segments: • Enzyme Toxicity Assays• Bacterial Toxicity Assays• Cell-Based ELISA and Western Blots• Tissue Culture Assays• Receptor Binding Assays• Other Assays Major factors that drive the market growth are surge in the research and development activities and increase in stringency of regulatory authorities concerning public healthcare welfare. In addition, technological advancements in vitro techniques, rise in adoption of in vitro models in the Europe early toxicity testing industry and surge in adoption of early toxicity testing further boost the market growth. However, limitations associated with preclinical testing hamper the market growth. Furthermore, the technological advancements related to early toxicity testing provide lucrative opportunities for the market growth during the forecast period. Chapter 4: Europe Early Toxicity Testing Market, By Filter Type Email Help@Bigmarketresearch.Comlast_img read more

GitHub has added security alerts for Python

first_imgAt the end of 2017 GitHub announced the launch of its ‘security alerts’ feature for vulnerable Ruby and JavaScript packages. With the feature proving a huge success for GitHub, the platform has now rolled out the feature for Python. The GitHub team promised that Python would be the next language to receive the security alert feature – but with fears over a possible mass migration to GitLab, following Microsoft’s acquisition of the platform, the news couldn’t come at a better time. How Github’s security alerts work GitHub’s security alerts work using its dependency graph. The dependency graph allows developers to visualize the range of projects on which their code depends. Security alerts followed the release of the dependency graph for Ruby and JavaScript. With the dependency graph in place, the security alerts “track when dependencies are associated with public security vulnerabilities.” When you enable the dependency graph GitHub will notify you if there is a possible vulnerability in one of your dependencies. It will also suggest some possible fixes as well. Rolling security alerts out to Python projects The Python roll out was announced on the GitHub blog by Robert Schultheis on July 12. He writes: We’ve chosen to launch the new platform offering with a few recent vulnerabilities. Over the coming weeks, we will be adding more historical Python vulnerabilities to our database. Going forward, we will continue to monitor the NVD feed and other sources, and will send alerts on any newly disclosed vulnerabilities in Python packages. He isn’t specific about the Python vulnerabilities. However, as noted earlier, launching support for Python has always been part of GitHub’s plan since 2017. As The Register notes, there have only been four Python entries on the CVE database in 2018 so far “and one of those is disputed.” According to Schultheis, Github “will be adding more Python vulnerabilities to our database.”last_img read more

Did you know Why flights are longer now than they were in

first_img Travelweek Group Posted by Wednesday, January 11, 2017 TORONTO — The 1970s will always be remembered for disco music and platform shoes, and not so much for technological advances. Back then, computers were big and clunky, phones were still of the rotary kind, and the Walkman was considered a breakthrough achievement. It was not a time known for science and technology, but then how do you explain the fact that commercial flights were actually faster back then compared to those today?According to Business Insider, a flight between New York and Houston took just two hours and 37 minutes in 1973, compared to three hours and 50 minutes today. The reason? Today’s high price of fuel.As it turns out, airlines today are instructing pilots to fly at slower speeds in an effort to save on fuel costs. Business Insider reports that between 2002 and 2012, the price of fuel increased from US$0.70 per gallon to more than $3.Flying slower has paid off for many airlines, including Northwest Airlines, which in 2008 was able to trim 162 gallons of fuel off a flight between Paris and Minneapolis after the pilot cut his average speed by two miles per hour. This reduction in speed resulted in an additional eight minutes to the total flight time, but also saved the airline about $365, reports the Daily Mail.More news:  Universal enhances popular Harry Potter vacation package with new perksSo there you have it. Now when your flight runs over on time, rather than blaming the airline you can actually blame inflation. Did you know? Why flights are longer now than they were in the 1970s Share << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

Transat celebrates 30 years with travel agent incentive 30 prize trips

first_img Share Posted by << Previous PostNext Post >> MONTREAL — As part of its 30th anniversary celebrations Transat will be holding prize draws throughout the year to award 30 surprise trips to travel consultants across Canada.Three trips will be drawn each month from February to November, with one draw in Quebec, one in the Ontario-Atlantic region and one in Western Canada.“Travel agents have been key Transat partners since the company’s beginnings,” said Denise Heffron, Vice-President, National Sales and Commercial, Transat Tours Canada. “That’s why we decided to make them part of our 30th anniversary celebrations and show how important they are to us.”Transat has chosen one milestone date in its history for each of the next 10 months for each surprise trip. On the morning of each ‘surprise day,’ the company will notify travel consultants that every Transat product booking – either flights, packages or cruises – made that day will earn them one chance to win a trip.More news:  Sunwing ready to launch Mazatlán-Quebec City direct this winterThere will be one trip drawn per month in each of the regions (Quebec, Ontario-Atlantic and West). The names of two other agents, having also booked a Transat product on the surprise date, will also be drawn randomly to earn $30 in Bonbon rewards. All of the winners’ names will be announced a few days after the surprise date.No registration is required; contest entry is automatic as soon as a consultant sells the product. Transat says it has a variety of surprises and special activities planned throughout its 30th anniversary year. Travelweek Group center_img Transat celebrates 30 years with travel agent incentive: 30 prize trips Friday, February 10, 2017 Tags: Agent Incentives, Transatlast_img read more

UK pay TV provider Virgin TV has launched an app p

first_imgUK pay TV provider Virgin TV has launched an app package that gives viewers access to two Indian video-on-demand services, Eros Now and Voot.Virgin TV customers can add the Desi App Pack to their service from this week and access the content, which is available in more than 10 languages, by going to channel 800 on their V6 box and pressing the red button on their remote.Voot is home to original productions like It’s Not That Simple, hit shows such as Bigg Boss, and more than 400 movies. Eros Now offers a library of more than 11,000 films including original productions such as Operation Cobra and Enaaya.Viewers who already pay for Virgin’s £12 per-month Asian Mela TV offering – which includes 11 Asian channels such as Star Plus and Zee TV – can add the Desi App Package for an additional £6 per-month. For all other customers, the Desi App Package will cost £12 per-month.“We designed our V6 TV box to work seamlessly with on demand apps such as Netflix and to maximise the power of our fibre network for instantaneous access to the limitless programming available on demand. The addition of the Desi apps further strengthens our lead in the on demand viewing experience,” said David Bouchier, chief digital entertainment officer at Virgin Media.Eros Digital CEO, Rishika Lulla Singh, added: “With increasing consumption of cross border content and popularity of Indian films, we are excited to announce our collaboration with Virgin Media.“Eros Now is the largest South Asian Video Service with close to 16 million paid subscribers [the] world over and the United Kingdom is one of our primary international markets. We are happy to cater to this growing community with best of Indian content and remain focused on expanding our global presence by exploring opportunities to connect with local audiences.”last_img read more