Homicide Case Added to Rewards Program

first_imgGovernment is hoping to receive information about the death of Kevin Martin through the Rewards for Major Unsolved Crimes Program. Anyone who shares information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever is responsible for this homicide could receive up to $150,000. “It’s been 20 years since Kevin disappeared and his family is looking for closure,” said Justice Minister Lena Diab. “The death of a loved one is difficult, the death of a child is especially tragic. I strongly urge anyone with any information, no matter how small it seems, to contact the rewards line and help police solve this case.” Kevin was 13 years old when he went missing from his Stellarton home on May 19, 1994. In November 2000, commercial loggers found his remains in the Burnside area of Colchester County. It was determined his death was a homicide. “To investigators no piece of information is too small,” said Sgt. Paul Vickers, RCMP Northeast Major Crime Unit. “We want to solve this case and bring much-deserved closure to the family. By adding this case to the rewards program, we are hoping those with information will decide to come forward. That one piece of information could be all that’s needed.” Anyone with information should call the Rewards for Major Unsolved Crimes Program at 1-888-710-9090. In July 2012, the program helped the RCMP arrest and charge two people with first-degree murder in the disappearance of Melissa Dawn Peacock. In August 2013, the program helped Halifax Police and RCMP in an arrest in the homicide of Ryan White. In October 2013, the program also helped RCMP in an arrest in the homicide of Narico Danfue Downey. Those who come forward must provide their name and contact information. They may be called to testify in court. All calls will be recorded. The program was launched in October 2006 as another tool to help police gather information about unsolved crimes. For more information about this case and others, visit www.gov.ns.ca/just .last_img read more

Pharmacare is on the table Will anyone make it happen

first_imgIn today’s Big Story podcast, it’s the missing piece of Canada’s health-care puzzle. Most actual “care” in this country is covered and never refused, but millions of people still struggle to afford the medicines they’re prescribed. A long-awaited set of recommendations suggests Canada fix that by adopting a national, single-payer pharmacare plan. But that’s easier said than done.What would it take to get prescription drugs covered in this country? How much would it cost? What kind of difference would the average Canadian see? And given that these recommendations come months before an election that seems destined to be about affordability, where do Canada’s political parties stand on pharmacare?GUEST: Cormac Mac Sweeney, Parliament Hill reporterAudio Playerhttps://media.blubrry.com/thebigstory/s/rogers-aod.leanstream.co/rogers/thebigstory_dai/tbs_06192019_dai.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.You can subscribe to The Big Story podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google and Spotify.You can also find it at thebigstorypodcast.ca.last_img read more

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

first_imgSome of the most active companies traded Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (16,393.95, down 61.78 points)Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Healthcare. Down 17 cents, or 2.44 per cent, to $6.81 on 12.62 million shares.Nemaska Lithium Inc. (TSX:NMX). Miner. Down six cents, or eight per cent, to 69 cents on 5.43 million shares.Cenovus Energy Inc. (TSX:CVE). Oil and gas. Up 16 cents, or 1.23 per cent, to $13.13 on 4.92 million shares.Cequence Energy Ltd. (TSX:CQE). Oil and gas. Up 2.5 cents, or 27.78 per cent, to 11.5 cents on 3.71 million shares.Manulife Financial Corp. (TSX:MFC). Financial Services. Down seven cents, or 0.29 per cent, to $23.88 on 3.61 million shares.Aphria Inc. (TSX:APH). Healthcare. Unchanged at $11.12 on 3.53 million shares.Companies reporting major news:CGI Group Inc. (TSX:GIB.A). Technology. Down 53 cents, or 0.64 per cent, to $82.91 on 655,000 shares. The U.S. arm of the group has been awarded a six-year cybersecurity contract from the U.S. government, worth a total of US$530 million. The contract builds on work that CGI Federal Inc. has already done to enhance the cybersecurity posture of agencies participating in a multi-year program overseen by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.last_img read more

UN war crimes tribunal for the Balkans affirms police officers conviction

19 May 2010The United Nations war crimes tribunal for the Balkan conflicts today affirmed the conviction of a former police officer and the acquittal of an ex-government minister in a case related to acts committed during a police operation in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) in August 2001. The appeals chamber of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) upheld the 2008 conviction of Johan Tarčulovski for ordering, planning and instigating the murder of three ethnic Albanian civilians in the village of Ljuboten, the wanton destruction of 12 houses or other property and the cruel treatment of 13 ethnic Albanian civilians. The ICTY – which is based in The Hague in the Netherlands – upheld that Mr. Tarčulovski’s actions during the police operation constituted “violations of the laws or customs of war,” according to a press release issued by the court today. Mr. Tarčulovski will serve out the remainder of his 12-year prison sentence. Meanwhile, the appeals chamber upheld the earlier acquittal of Ljube Boškoski, FYROM’s Minister of Interior from May 2001 until November 2002 and a co-accused of Mr. Tarčulovski, on all charges. Mr. Boškoski had been charged with superior responsibility for failing to punish his subordinates who committed crimes during and subsequent to the police operation in Ljuboten. read more

Ousted CEO of Namaste Technologies threatens legal action to set record straight

TORONTO — The ousted CEO of Namaste Technologies Inc. is threatening to take legal action after the cannabis company’s board of directions removed him from the position and launched a strategic review process to examine its options.Sean Dollinger, former CEO of Namaste Technologies “I intend to take immediate legal action to begin setting the record straight and clearing any misconceptions caused by the inaccurate allegations levelled against me,” Sean Dollinger said in a news release.Dollinger added he was disappointed by the move against him after having devoted years to building the company alongside co-founder Kory Zelickson.“What saddens me most is that for the time being, I will not be able to continue steering the incredible journey of growth for the company’s wonderful shareholders and investors, who believed in me and what we were creating.”The Toronto-based firm which operates an e-commerce platform and a portal that connects patients with doctors said Dollinger’s termination from the CEO’s position came after an investigation by a special committee of its board of directors, who looked into allegations raised in October by prominent short seller Citron Research.Namaste concluded there were breaches of fiduciary duty by Dollinger, its largest shareholder, and evidence of self-dealing. It announced plans to commence legal action against him.“In light of these findings and the special committee recommendations, the board concluded that it is in the best interest of Namaste that Sean Dollinger be terminated from his role as CEO for cause and removed as director of the company.”Namaste’s stock fell in the wake of the news by as much as 27 per cent to $1.01 on the TSX Venture exchange, from its previous close of $1.38. The shares closed down 20 cents or 14.5 per cent to $1.18.Meni Morim has been appointed interim CEO of Namaste.Namaste said it had a “recent expression of interest” and its board has initiated a formal strategic review to consider all “value-maximizing alternatives” which could include a sale of the company or other transactions.It is in the process of engaging an investment bank to advise a special committee of the board overseeing the process, it added.“Namaste remains in a strong financial position, with cash balances intact, and will continue to execute on its unique and effective business strategy. The company will provide an update regarding the outcome of the strategic review process once it has concluded.” File Photo read more

Somalia UN partners seek 16 billion to protect millions of lives from

“I am proud that we averted a possible famine last year. Lasting solutions […], however, out of our reach, and much more must be done to eliminate the looming threat of famine in this country,” said the Humanitarian Coordinator for Somalia, Peter de Clercq, in the Somali capital, Mogadishu.With that in mind, he called for tackling humanitarian needs while simultaneously looking at longer-term solutions. “If we do not continue to save lives and in parallel build resilience, then we have only delayed a famine, not prevented one,” warned Mr. de Clercq.According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), the plan prioritizes immediate relief operations in areas with significant numbers of people living in crisis and emergency situations, and now includes a strategy to address protection gaps for those most vulnerable, such as the internally displaced, women and children.VIDEO: UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Somalia, Peter de Clercq, outlines the priorities in the 2018 Humanitarian Response Plan for the country.In 2017, displacement reached unprecedented levels, with food security needs nearly doubling the five-year average. The number of Somalis on the brink of famine has grown tenfold since this time last year. An estimated 1.2 million children are projected to be malnourished in 2018, 232,000 of whom will face life-threatening severe acute malnutrition.To mitigate future crises, humanitarians are working with development partners and Somali authorities to address the underlying causes of recurring crises, including food insecurity and mass displacement.“With important progress made on the political and governance fronts, Somalia is on a positive trajectory, despite ongoing crises. The country has more effective institutions than it has for decades,” said Mr. de Clercq.However, he noted that these gains are reversible and must be protected. “With continued international support, we can break the cycle of recurrent crises that undermine the peacebuilding and State-building process in Somalia,” he concluded. read more

Ohio States mens womens diving finish strong during weekend meet on campus

The Ohio State men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams finished the OSU Invitational strong, with the men winning the invitational and the women placing third, behind Florida and Stanford. This contest marked the fourth-consecutive championship in which the No. 10-ranked men’s team finished with 300 or more more points than their competitors. “We really appreciate Florida, North Carolina, Texas, Wisconsin and everyone else who came to participate in our meet because without great competition, there are not great races or opportunity to compete against good coaches and good programs,” said men’s coach Bill Wadley in a released statement. The men finished the invitational with 10 wins out of the 18 swimming contests the team participated in. Sophomore Steven Zimmerman achieved the team’s first victory in the 200 backstroke with a personal best time of 1:42.85. Senior Jason Schnur concluded the 100 freestyle with his season best time of 43.31 and his third event success at the invitational. Men’s diving junior Shane Miszkiel led the Buckeyes with a score of 363.10 to win the platform finals. The women’s team finished the invitational with a collective 589 points. Altogether, 22 Buckeyes received one individual NCAA “B” time standards and 18 swimmers finished one championship final. Freshman Annie Lazor seized a NCAA “B” time in the 200 breaststroke competition for a time of 2:13.16. Lazor came in sixth overall in the invitational and her time was a best on the season. Junior diver Cheyenne Cousineau earned the one-meter springboard title and placed fourth with 259.85 points in the platform finals. “I’m really pleased,” said women’s coach Bill Dorenkott said in a press release. “We raced tough and consistent for the most part. We got stronger each session, and also got to see a lot in terms of racing and relays.” The men’s and women’s team will compete in a co-ed invitational on Jan. 11, at the McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion against Wright State. read more

Garda Traffic being gas on Twitter exchange of the day

first_imgIT IS WELL known how brilliant we think the Garda Traffic Twitter account is.Their offbeat, informal nature of dealing with queries have made it a must-follow.Today, they were at it again.The brilliant Photos of Dublin account which tweets, well, photos of the capital tweeted this image: (Photos of Dublin/Twitter)They playfully wanted to know why the young lad had been pulled over. To which the guards responded.The guards later said that the driver may also have had a mobile phone.And while they are definitely gas characters, there’s not much to be said for their response times. Despite the picture being indentified as having been taken in 1952, Garda Traffic says investigations are ongoing.Read: The Garda Traffic account is at it againRead: “Vehicle” or “Veh-icle”? Garda Twitter account tackles the big questionslast_img read more

Kenny to discuss economic recovery with Greek Prime Minister

first_imgIRISH TAOISEACH ENDA Kenny is to meet with the Prime Minister of Greece today – and the topic of economic recovery will be on the agenda.Kenny will travel to Athens for a short official visit today, during which he will meet with Prime Minister Antonis Samaras.Among the topics they are expected to discuss will be the ongoing efforts to secure economic recovery in Europe, as well as Ireland’s priorities for the remaining weeks of its Presidency of the Council of the EU.Ireland currently holds the European Union presidency, which will be taken over by Greece from January-June 2014, as part of a trio of presidencies with Ireland and Lithuania.The Taoiseach will also meet with representatives of the Greek business and SME community at the Embassy of Ireland.Yesterday, Kenny travelled to Brussels for a European Council meeting, where he spoke about tax evasion and fraud.During his trip he said that Ireland does not give special tax deals and that the European Commission has not been in contact with his office about Apple or any other company.The statement was made after Apple came under fire for its low tax rate in Ireland, being accused of using the country as a ‘tax haven’.Read: Taoiseach says Ireland does not give special tax deals>Read: Kenny to talk tax with European Council>last_img read more

LastPass noticed an issue asks users to change master passwords

first_imgThe hacks keep coming: this time the victim is LastPass, a service that many use to enhance their password security. LastPass is one of the services that people generally turn to when they need a way to use multiple passwords for different e-mail accounts and web services, but they don’t want to have to remember a ton of them.Since it’s dangerous to keep one password to log into every website or service that you use, LastPass allows you to mix them up and make multiple strong, difficult-to-crack passwords and shield them behind your LastPass account, which you only need one password to access. Now LastPass itself has announced they were possibly hacked.AdChoices广告On the LastPass blog, the company notes that they “noticed an issue,” and as a precaution, they want all LastPass users to change their master passwords. They noticed an anomaly in their logs that involves a data transfer from their database servers, and instead of guessing while they investigate, they fear the worst and are going to behave as such.They note that the amount of data obtained by the hackers may have been enough to include passwords, but only in encrypted form. That means that users with simple dictionary word passwords that would fall under a brute force attack may be in danger, but everyone else should be okay.Regardless, the service wants everyone to change their passwords just to make sure the data transferred is no longer viable. Unfortunately however, some users are reporting difficulty changing their passwords or using LastPass’ password reset feature. Some users also reported issues attempting to change their passwords from a different IP than the one they used to submit the reset request.LastPass updated their blog post to announce they’ve resolved the IP issue, but that they’re still overwhelmed. They’re asking everyone to slow down and hold off changing their passwords unless they’ve been asked to. The company is also taking the opportunity to roll out additional security features, like stronger encryption on both the site and local LastPass desktop and mobile clients.Read more at the LastPass Blog, via SlashGearlast_img read more

Qualcomm offers developers 370000 in cash and prizes

first_imgQualcomm has done well for itself in the mobile sector of late, and especially when it comes to uptake of its Snapdragon family of system on chips. Now it is giving something back to the development community creating software to run on its hardware in the form of two contests and $370,000 in cash and prizes.The first contest is called the AllJoyn Peer-2-Peer App Challenge and requires developers to create a commercial Android app that uses the open source AllJoyn SDK. The app can be social, educational, or even a game, but it must take advantage of AllJoyn’s ability to connect devices in real-time based on proximity.It sounds like a worthwhile endeavor for developers taking part as there are 14 prizes in total alongside Qualcomm promising to promote the apps and give them both exposure and recognition.The grand prize is for the best overall app and earns the winner $75,000. Second place nets your $25,000 and third is $15,000. There’s then a number of $10,000 prizes and down for individual categories including best social, gaming, and educational app. Up to 5 apps can also receive an honorable mention and win a development tablet running a Snapdragon S4 Pro thought to be worth $1,299.The second contest is a little bit more open ended, but targets the Windows RT platform specifically. Qualcomm wants developers to send them the most creative and innovative apps they can come up with for Microsoft’s new platform.There’s five prizes up for grabs spread across the categories of connectivity, gaming, productivity, and peer-to-peer. The best app overall will win $100,000. Four more apps will win $20,000 each if they top one of the categories mentioned above. There’s also a further $40,000 on offer for the best use of the AllJoyn library.Clever developers may plan ahead and ensure the app they develop for the AllJoyn contest can easily be ported over to the Windows RT platform and entered into the second contest, too.Submissions for the AllJoyn contest opened today and close on December 27 with the winners announced on February 26 next year. For the Windows RT contest you only have until October 1 to get your entry in, but the winners will be announced much sooner on October 18.Read more at AllJoyn and QDevNetlast_img read more

Bouchard takes a stand against cheat Sharapova says she should be banned

first_img Follow us: the42.ie ‘The best feeling in the world’ as Sharapova makes winning return following 15-month ban Thursday 27 Apr 2017, 8:23 AM Source: TRT World/YouTubeEUGENIE BOUCHARD BRANDED Maria Sharapova as a “cheater” over her return from a drugs ban and suggested the Russian should be kicked out of tennis for life.Bouchard said the Women’s Tennis Association was sending the wrong message in allowing the five-time Grand Slam winner to come back from her 15-month suspension.Russia’s Sharapova — the world’s highest-paid female athlete for more than a decade until last year, according to Forbes — won on Wednesday on her comeback after testing positive for meldonium.“I don’t think that’s right. She’s a cheater and so to me, I don’t think a cheater in any sport should be allowed to play that sport again,” Canada’s Bouchard, the world number 59, told TRT World in Istanbul.It’s so unfair to all the other players who do it the right way and are true. So I just think the WTA sends the wrong message to young kids: you know, cheat and we’ll welcome you back with open arms.“So I don’t think that’s right. She’s not someone I can say I look up to any more because it’s definitely ruined it for me a little bit.”Sharapova, 30, has pleaded that she had been taking meldonium for medical reasons for 10 years and didn’t know it had been added to the list of banned substances last year.Her return on a wildcard in Stuttgart, where she beat Roberta Vinci on Wednesday, has proved divisive with both criticism and support from her fellow players.Sharapova will learn on 16 May whether she will receive a wildcard for the French Open, the year’s second Grand Slam which she won in 2012 and 2014.– © AFP 2017 The42 is on Instagram! Tap the button below on your phone to follow us! 25,788 Views Share45 Tweet Email 35 Comments By AFP Short URL Bouchard takes a stand against ‘cheat’ Sharapova, says she should be banned for life Tennis bosses sending the wrong message by allowing Sharapova to return, says Bouchard. http://the42.ie/3360674 Apr 27th 2017, 8:23 AM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Tim Pallas Victoria shines as a state of the states

first_imgVictoria has the fastest annual economic growth rate in the nation, according to the CommSec State of States report released last week.Victoria’s economy has grown by 3.6 per cent over the last year, faster than any other state, while also leading the way in population growth, and performing strongly in retail trade, business investment, construction work, and housing finance.“The trend is clear – Victoria is fast emerging as the nation’s leading economic powerhouse with jobs, construction, retail trade and business conditions all on the rise,” Treasurer Tim Pallas said.“The resilience and strength being displayed by the Victorian economy is providing opportunities and jobs across the state, and positioning us well for the challenges that lay ahead.”Retail spending in Victoria is also 14.5 per cent above decade-average levels, which was supported by home building and robust employment.Victorian construction work is 6.1 per cent higher than a year ago while dwellings under construction are 36.2 per cent above the decade average.The CommSec State of the States report has further reiterated recent data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics Labour Force and the NAB Business Survey which show Victoria is leading the way nationally.The NAB Business Survey showed Victoria’s business conditions rose strongly in the June quarter, growing +7 index points to +18 index points, ten points higher than a year ago.Meanwhile, the ABS figures showed strong employment growth in regional areas during the past three months.Across Victoria, there are 147,000 more people in work than in November 2014, with more than 112,000 of those jobs full time. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Cuomos death marks the passing of a liberal lion

first_imgALBANY, N.Y. — With former Gov. Mario Cuomo’s death, liberals have lost one of their last, best champions, a proud populist who represented an older breed of Democrat.During his three terms as governor, the former minor league baseball player from Queens championed the working class, reproached Ronald Reagan and flirted — repeatedly — with a run for the White House. In his 1984 address at the Democratic National Convention, he talked of a nation of haves and have-nots, of a yawning disconnect between rich and poor largely ignored by Reagan.“A shining city is perhaps all the president sees from the portico of the White House and the veranda of his ranch, where everyone seems to be doing well,” he said. “Mr. President, you ought to know that this nation is more ‘A Tale of Two Cities’ than it is just a ‘Shining City on a Hill.”‘The 82-year-old Cuomo died Thursday at his home in Manhattan of natural causes from heart failure just hours after his son Andrew began his second term as New York’s chief executive. Services are planned for Tuesday morning at a Manhattan church.Mario Cuomo’s progressive legacy is reflected today by U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, whose own 2013 campaign kickoff speech recycled the “Tale of Two Cities” image.last_img read more

Suspected robber who targeted Miami home twice arrested

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – A man suspected of targeting a South Florida homeowner twice is now behind bars.Twenty-five-year-old Jamal Reaves-Hunt stands accused of committing multiple robberies.Police said surveillance video captured him and an accomplice ransacking and burglarizing a Miami home, last week.According to officials, the duo first robbed the homeowner at gunpoint, outside the house along Northwest First Avenue and 46th Street, earlier in November. They were later captured on video using the victim’s credit card in several stores at Northeast Miami-Dade.Police are still searching for the other man involved.If you who this second culprit may be, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Woman transported after hit and run crash in Hialeah

first_imgHIALEAH, FLA. (WSVN) – A woman has been transported to the hospital after a hit and run crash in Hialeah.The 48-year-old woman was taken to a local hospital following a crash in the area of Northwest 79th Street and 42nd Avenue, early Monday morning.The driver of a Leon Medical Center van said the hit and run driver also crashed into his vehicle before taking off.“At 6 a.m., I was driving through this intersection in Hialeah,” said Rene Hernandez in Spanish, who was behind the wheel of the van. “That’s when a silver Dodge RAM truck crashed into this black Nissan car. It crosses to the other side of the road and hits me, fleeing from the scene towards South Le Jeune Road.”It remains unclear what injuries the woman sustained from the crash.The roads were temporarily shut down but have since reopened.The incident remains under investigation by Hialeah Police. Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

The Good List

first_imgIn today’s market, the ingredients for a winning list haven’t changed all that much—a good list still starts with good hygiene. Proven response rates and predictable buying behavior are also important. And with the expansion of delivery channels, there are some new benefits and challenges for list managers with each option. “It’s essential that a list owner establish itself with postal, e-mail and perhaps telemarketing,” says Rob Sanchez, president of list management and interactive services and partner of MeritDirect, a White Plains, New York-based direct marketing services company. A multi-channel list source enables the direct marketer to target their audience with multiple touchpoints.Each delivery channel has its own challenges and red flags. Print is facing a dip in volume and marketers must be increasingly creative and use more targeted selections to counter the drop-off. In addition, postal lists seem to be overwhelmingly made up of expires or former customers, Sanchez says. For compiled lists, marketers should be wary of lists that are overly broad and do not carry specific targeting to attract vertical markets. And e-mail list success begins with using a reputable source.In today’s climate of shrinking lists, managers have to be smarter and employ more sophisticated tools or methods to succeed. “Demographics, psychographics and multi-channel [capabilities] are more important than they were previously,” Sanchez says. “Direct marketers have become extremely sophisticated in their analytic capabilities in evaluating ROI on campaigns. A list owner should strive to provide increased ‘selectability’ as well as multi-channel touchpoints in order to capitalize on as much market share as possible.”Rules for E-MailSome marketers are generating more revenue from their e-mail names but they’ve also noticed a drop in e-mail response rates. The problem is that, in general, people are inundated with e-mails and some marketing efforts are suffering as a result. “If you don’t manage those communications the right way it’s going to start to cut into your business and renewals,” says Joanne Wheatley, vp of audience marketing for Nielsen Business Media. Perhaps the top best practice for e-mail lists is obtaining the prospective list from a credible source. Any lists with a murky or unclear source mix should be avoided. The better and more responsive lists are the very well-branded and transparent ones, Sanchez says. The e-mail marketing world is one of full disclosure, including access to a list owner’s privacy policy. It’s also important to know the third-party template and opt-out procedure.SIDEBAR:Top 5 Ingredients for a Good List?Here’s a quick hit list of what makes a winning list in today’s market.1. The list of names on the file must be recent and representative of specific behavior.2. The names must have demonstrated responsiveness.3. The list must contain names that are well segmented and competitively priced.4. The hygiene on the file must be meticulously maintained to insure deliverability.A good list must have a credible source, especially when it comes to e-mail, and strongly branded lists often outperform vague compilations. Everyone’s after a good list. And while there are plenty of marketing lists available today—for multiple channels—the really good ones are hard to come by. Here, Folio: expands on sister publication Circulation Management’s recent List of the Year feature to highlight the necessary components for a winning list.CM did a survey with SRDS in the spring that sought to determine the top-ranked lists circulators are renting as well as what buyers look for in a list, what works best in the list business and which lists were most sought after. CM used the following criteria to determine the quality of each list: effective performance, selection/segmentation, the ability to pinpoint and deliver results with your target audience, and efficient performance and did the conversion price for new subscribers stay within budget? Nielsen Business Media’s Sales & Marketing Management title earned the top spot on CM’s b-to-b magazine list. Martha Stewart Living won top honors on the consumer side. Rounding out the list, Harvard Health Publications was the grand list winner and top consumer non-magazine list. Ziff Davis Business Masterfile had the top b-to-b non-magazine list.Multi-Channel Listslast_img read more

VIP Tour of Parris Island MCAS Beaufort Open to Innovation Forum Attendees

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR Installation Innovation Forum 2016, scheduled for next month in Charleston, S.C., will feature a special VIP tour of Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island and Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort.But you better register soon for the tour, scheduled for March 2, as space is quickly running out.Participants will visit Parris Island as it celebrates 100 Years of Making Marines. Training for enlisted recruits includes a 12-week process during which recruits are cut off from the civilian world and forced to adapt to a Marine Corps lifestyle. Drill instructors train recruits in a wide variety of subjects including weapons training, martial arts, personal hygiene, close order drill and Marine Corps history. Recruits are required to master physical and combat fitness tests and complete a 54-hour simulated combat exercise known as “The Crucible.”During the Parris Island tour, attendees will receive a command welcome, see the “yellow footprints” where young recruits first meet their drill instructors and tour an indoor simulated, interactive firing range.Next the tour will head to MCAS Beaufort, the nation’s only fully functioning training facility for the F-35B Lightning II, the Marine Corps variant of the Joint Strike Fighter. The training squadron based there celebrated its first anniversary of moving to MCAS Beaufort last July; as of August 2015, it had trained 16 pilots. Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 501 (VMFAT-501) is expected to have 15 F-35Bs later this year.The F-35B can perform vertical landings and short take-offs. Over time, the fighter jets will replace the F/A-18 Hornets now flown at MCAS Beaufort. Two attack squadrons and one other training squadron will eventually call the air station home alongside VMFAT-501.You can add this tour to a new conference registration or contact Jason Baker at jbaker@defensecommunities.org to add it to your existing registration. The conference will be held from Feb. 29-March 2 in Charleston, S.C. More details about the conference program and location are available on the conference website.last_img read more

Ramagundam Strive for safety excellence

first_imgRamagundam: As per NTPC-Ramagundam Disaster Management Plan, a safety mock drill on major fire was conducted inside the plant premises on Tuesday in the presence of Y Gangadhar Reddy, Deputy Chief Inspector of Factories, Karimnagar.Mathew Varghese, CGM (O&M); Soumendra Das, GM (Maint. & FM); BC Polai, GM (Operation) and other senior officials were present on the occasion. Also Read – Warrant issued against Renuka Chowdhury in cheating case Advertise With Us Speaking on the occasion, Y Gangadhar Reddy appreciated NTPC-Ramagundam for their excellent safety practices and systems at workplace and advised to adopt Tabletop Exercise before mock drill as well as strive to achieve further excellence in the areas of safety. Later, 127th Safety Committee Meeting with the trade unions held wherein NTPC senior officials and office bearers of different unions were present. KNS Radha Mohan, AGM; Narasimha Reddy, Manager and other officials and stewards from Safety Department as well as officials from CISF Fire wing were present on the occasion.last_img read more

Tesla CEO Elon Musk Disney head Robert Iger quit Trumps advisory councils

first_imgTesla CEO Elon MuskReutersTesla Inc Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Elon Musk and Walt Disney Co CEO Robert Iger said they would leave the United States President Donald Trump’s advisory councils, after Trump announced withdrawal of the US from the Paris climate deal.Trump, on Wednesday, decided to pull out of the landmark global agreement designed to fight climate change. The Paris Agreement, which was signed in 2015,  involves nearly 200 countries including the US with a goal to limit global warming well below two degree Celcius above pre-industrial levels.Trump, however, has always been critical of the global climate accord, calling global warming a hoax, and had pledged to withdraw from the deal during the presidential elections campaign last year.”Climate change is real. Leaving Paris is not good for America or the world,” Musk said in a Twitter post. He is a member of the President’s Strategic and Policy Forum, a business advisory group, and Trump’s manufacturing jobs council.The Tesla leader on Wednesday said he had done all he could to convince Trump to stay in the global deal, and had threatened to leave the advisory council if Trump chose to exit from the accord.Am departing presidential councils. Climate change is real. Leaving Paris is not good for America or the world.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 1, 2017The Disney leader also took to Twitter saying: “as a matter of principle, I’ve resigned from the President’s Council over the #ParisAgreement withdrawal.” He will leave the business advisory group. Walt Disney Co CEO Robert IgerReutersIger’s message on Twitter was retweeted by Musk. As a matter of principle, I’ve resigned from the President’s Council over the #ParisAgreement withdrawal.— Robert Iger (@RobertIger) June 1, 2017Uber Technologies Inc CEO Travis Kalanick, who was also part of Trump’s advisory council, had resigned from the committee in February after increasing pressure from activists and Uber’s employees who opposed Trump administration’s anti-immigration policies. Before even taking office, Trump had formulated a business advisory group in December to assit him in making policy decisions. The advisory council was led by top business executives including Stephen Schwarzman, chief executive of Blackstone Group LP and includes Indra Nooyi, the chief executive of PepsiCo Inc and Jamie Dimon, chief executive of JPMorgan Chase & Co . US President Donald Trump speaks during an interview with Reuters at the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, on April 27, 2017.ReutersThe decision to back out of the global climate accord will put the US in league with Syria and Nicaragua as the world’s only non-participants in the Paris Agreement. The US withdrawal from the pact can have sweeping implications for the climate deal as it heavily relies on the commitment of countries which emit a lot of pollution to reduce emissions of gases which cause sea level rise, droughts and frequent storms across the world.Under the pact, the US had committed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 26-28 percent below its 2005 level by 2025. The US is the world’s second-biggest carbon dioxide emitter behind China.last_img read more