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October 22, 2019

Moose Management Progress in Cape Breton

first_imgDepartment of Natural Resources staff will increase their enforcement presence this year in northern Cape Breton to ensure the moose hunt is conducted lawfully. Hunting includes attracting, pursuing, searching for, shooting at, or stalking wildlife. Nova Scotians are reminded that it is illegal for a non-Mi’kmaw person to hunt wildlife without the proper licence issued by the Department of Natural Resources. The penalties for infractions of hunting regulations can be quite severe, and conservation officers are determined to protect moose from illegal hunting practices. The province and Mi’kmaw representatives are currently involved in discussions on moose management issues to establish a future management plan that is science-based, sustainable, and allows an increased level of Mi’kmaw self-government and self-management. These matters involve constitutional and treaty rights. The process will take time, but this year’s collaboration shows that real progress can be made through discussion. The Department of Natural Resources will implement interim measures to ensure that animals taken by Mi’kmaw harvesters, are used primarily to benefit the Mi’kmaw community. Any non-Mi’kmaw person will continue to need a permit to possess more than 15 pounds of moose meat. Changes to these moose meat possession permits have been made to better control how the meat can be transferred. Permits must be obtained at local Natural Resources offices.last_img read more

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Funding for Ski Ben Eoin

first_imgFunding for infrastructure improvements at Ski Ben Eoin in Ben Eoin, Cape Breton Regional Municipality, will help support participation in winter sport and recreation and tourism. Ski Ben Eoin will receive $150,000 from the province and funding from other partners. The funding will be used to enhance snowmaking, ski lifts, facility heating and events at the ski hill. “Cape Breton is a beautiful place that can be enjoyed all year long,” said Energy Minister Michel Samson, on behalf of Communities, Culture and Heritage Minister Tony Ince. “Ski Ben Eoin gives Nova Scotians and visitors to our province an opportunity to maintain a healthy lifestyle and have fun outdoors throughout the winter months.” Ski Ben Eoin has invested $90,000 plus $35,000 in in-kind contributions. “These funds will help us improve our facilities and ensure our guests have the best ski experience possible,” said Jim Gilbert, chief operating officer, Ski Ben Eoin. “Having government support for Ski Ben Eoin represents how integral this asset is to the community.” Government is helping to build infrastructure for strong and vibrant communities. Supporting this project makes it easier for individuals and families to enjoy what their communities have to offer and provides opportunities for Nova Scotians to participate in healthy activities.last_img read more

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October 20, 2019

Rupee rises 15 paise to 6892 vs USD in early trade

first_imgMumbai: The rupee appreciated by 15 paise to 68.92 against the US dollar in opening trade Friday, driven by positive opening in domestic equities and easing crude oil prices. The rupee opened strong at 69 at the interbank forex market then gained further ground to touch 68.92 per dollar, displaying gains of 15 paise against the greenback. Rupee is trading in a narrow range as forex traders took a cautious approach ahead of the G20 Summit, which is taking place amidst ongoing US-China trade tiff and rising tensions in the Middle East, say experts. On Thursday, the rupee had settled at 69.07 against the US dollar. Foreign funds pulled out Rs 0.71 crore from the capital markets on a net basis Thursday, provisional data showed. The benchmark BSE Sensex was trading with gains of 42.13 points, or 0.11 per cent to quote at 39,628.54 while the NSE Nifty was trading at 11 up 17 points, or 0.14 per cent. Meanwhile, brent crude, the global benchmark, was trading at 66.24 per barrel lower by 0.47 per cent.last_img read more

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October 17, 2019

Former CTV reporter suing woman who accused him of sexual misconduct

first_imgTORONTO – A former CTV News reporter facing sexual misconduct allegations is suing the broadcaster, its parent company and the woman who levelled accusations against him.Paul Bliss, whose departure from CTV was announced last month after he was suspended in January, alleges Bridget Brown defamed him, and CTV then published and broadcast defamatory statements in its coverage of the woman’s allegations and Bliss’ suspension.Bliss is seeking $7.5 million in damages in the suit, which also targets CTV journalists who covered his story.Brown, who describes herself as a Calgary-based entrepreneur and former CTV employee, had alleged that a sexual incident took place in 2006 when she was in Bliss’ office.Bliss denies Brown’s allegations in his statement of claim and says the pair engaged in a consensual encounter. He says in the claim that he suffered injury to his integrity and character, and damage to his professional reputation as a result of the allegations.Brown says she finds “virtually everything” in Bliss’ statement of claim to be false. CTV did not comment on the lawsuit.None of the allegations have been proven in court.last_img read more

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October 13, 2019

Studio 105 hosts second annual Cuts for Cans at

first_imgPhallon Stoutenburg, Outreach and Housing Co-ordinator of the Fort St John Women’s Resource Society was ecstatic about the fundraiser. “Thanks to the wonderful overwhelming support from the community between August to Christmas, the pantry at the outreach store is still doing ok. But we are still averaging 500 clients per month so all support is welcome.”The final count of the number of non-perishables donated will not be known until the end of the week, but it is clear that this year’s event surpassed the goals and expectations based on last years fundraiser. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Scissors were flying at Studio 105 on Saturday. The Studio hosted the 2nd Annual Cuts for Cans event with all proceeds going to the Fort St John Women’s Resource Society.In exchange for a non-perishable food donation, people received complimentary haircuts courtesy of seven stylists from Studio 105. The event ran from 10am-3pm on a first come, first serve basis. In 2017, the event resulted in seventy-eight haircuts in six hours, but by the three-hour mark, that number was already surpassed. last_img read more

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RCMP investigating incident at Taylor Apartment building

first_imgUPDATE – The RCMP have released information about this incident.  Click here for the details.TAYLOR, B.C. – The RCMP are investigating at the Spruce Manor Apartment building in Taylor after an incident early Sunday morning.The RCMP have not yet released any information about the incident, but eyewitnesses confirm there is police tape covering the front entrance to the building and in one of the stairwells.  The RCMP have said the incident is still unfolding and they should have more information to release on Monday. The apartment building is located at 9816 Spruce Street.  Two RCMP vehicles were still at the vehicle just before noon on Sunday.If you have any information to share about what happened, email As we get more information from the RCMP we will post updates to this story.last_img read more

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District of Chetwynd asking residents to fill out socioeconomic study survey for

first_imgCHETWYND, B.C. – With the Province conducting a socio-economic study regarding the proposed economic impact of Section 11 and Partnership Agreements for caribou recovery and habitat protection, the District of Chetwynd is also gathering data to help project those numbers.In a post on the District’s Facebook page, they are asking residents and businesses to fill out and submit surveys in order to get a better understanding of how the caribou recovery could affect the community.Within the survey, it asks business owners and residents what their employment is and what possible impacts the recovery program would have on them. All surveys must be completed and submitted no later than Friday, May 17, 2019.Survey submissions can be sent via email,, or in-person at the District of Chetwynd or the Chamber of Commerce offices.The socio-economic study survey can be found on the District of Chetwynd’s website.last_img read more

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October 12, 2019

Internet servers may be ready by June to enable full website name

first_imgNew Delhi: Global internet servers are expected to be ready by June to enable people register complete website name in nine Indian scripts, according to Universal Acceptance Steering Group. At present, website name can be booked in several non-English scripts including Mandarin, Arabic, Russian, Devanagari etc. However, top level domain (TLD) — which is the second part on the right side of the dot of a website address — can be booked only in limited set of characters identified by root server. As of now, people can book website name in Devanagari script and only .bharat in this script is available as extension. The nine Indian scripts that will be initially fed in root servers of ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) are Bengali, Devanagari, Gujarati, Gurmukhi, Kannada, Malayalam, Oriya, Tamil and Telugu. “Label Generation Rules (LGR) for nine language scripts that are used in India are expected to be finalised in a quarter and will be fed in root servers that are managed by ICANN by June. “LGR in root servers will identify characters in Indian scripts. This will allow people to choose complete name of website as per their choice,” Universal Acceptance Steering Group (UASG) Chairman Ajay Data told PTI. Data is the first Indian to hold the position in UASG that has been set up with the support of custodian of global internet ICANN. UASG is working to finalise standard characters of non-English scripts to be accepted by internet system globally. Under the new system, people will be able to use any name, word, combination of letters in the nine Indian scripts after ICANN accepts it and completes the process of allocating the system to various bodies across the globe that will facilitate registrations. “We are only waiting for a response from Bangladesh to complete recommendations for Bangla script,” Data said. He said the new scripts are required to connect over a billion people who can understand, read and write in their local language. “This will also solve data security and localisation issue to a large extent. We will engage with Indian government, large enterprises, software and application developers, internet companies to accept e-mails and make their system universally acceptable to enable next one billion non-English speaking people come online,” Data said. UASG has also been given task to finalise standards for full website name in Arabic, Hebrew, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Cyrillic, Greek, Latin, Sinhala, Thai and Georgian scripts. “UASG will focus heavily on India, Russia, China, the UAE and Thailand as billions of people follow scripts that are used in these countries,” Data said. ICANN expanded TLD system from traditional .com, .org, .net to generic names in 2012. It invited applications from companies, organisations and individuals in 2012 who can come up with USD 185,000 (over Rs 1 crore) to buy specific words that will replace the present TLD names and other usual suffixes on their website addresses.last_img read more

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Recipe Unlimited Corp says Q1 core earnings and samestore sales fall

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October 6, 2019

Security Council extends UN Western Sahara mission for six months until April

Calling on all parties in the Western Sahara and neighbouring states to cooperate fully with the United Nations mission in bringing peace to the disputed territory, the Security-Council today voted to extend the UN mission for another six months until April next year.“The Security Council… [reaffirms] its commitment to assist the parties to achieve a just, lasting and mutually acceptable political solution, which will provide for the self-determination of the people of Western Sahara,” the 15-member body stated in a unanimously adopted resolution.“[It reiterates] its call upon the parties and States of the region to continue to cooperate fully with the United Nations to end the current impasse and to achieve progress towards a political solution… [and] decides to extend the mandate of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) until 30 April 2007.”Mr. Annan’s latest report on the region, released earlier this month, recommended the six-month extension for the mission as well as calling for Morocco and the Frente Polisario to drop any preconditions and begin negotiations to try to find a lasting solution to their long-standing conflict in the Western Sahara.His report also said that the neighbouring countries of Algeria and Mauritania should be invited to participate in any peace talks.The two military sides in the dispute do not have direct contact with each other, 15 years after a UN-sponsored ceasefire went into effect. Mr. Annan reported that “this continues to have a negative effect on mutual confidence and prevents the adoption of procedures that could help to stabilize the situation during critical periods.”MINURSO was established in 1991 to monitor the ceasefire and organize a referendum on self-determination in the former Spanish colony which Morocco has claimed as its own and where the Frente Polisario has been fighting for independence. read more

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October 2, 2019

On World Habitat Day UN calls for new urban agenda

“Let us hear from people who live in slums what has worked and what has not — and what we need to do,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in his message for the Day. This year’s theme is “Voices from the Slums” – an effort to highlight the hardships of slum living through the voices of the urban poor while also giving rise to their experiences and ideas about improving their living conditions.Technology and know-how exist to build economically, socially and environmentally sustainable cities based on local solutions, Mr. Ban said, calling for “a new urban agenda that leaves no one behind.”Ensuring that our towns and cities expand in a well-planned and managed way “is also vital for combating climate change, protecting the environment and supporting sustainable development,” he added. There are an estimated 863 million people living in slums, according to 2012 figures from UN-Habitat report, in contrast to 760 million in 2000 and 650 million in 1990.In Nairobi, Kenya, children from the Kibera slum drew images of their lives and surroundings. The images are now on exhibit – one of the events organized internationally to coincide with the Day. “Through real stories it is possible to demonstrate to decision makers in the urban arena that slum upgrading programmes can achieve better life conditions for slum dwellers, and greater economic and social impacts,” said Executive Director of UN-Habitat Joan Clos.He noted that while great efforts are being made to improve many of the slums around the world and improve the lives of people there, by not addressing the underlying causes of the sprawl, it will continue to grow. “Slums are a manifestation of rapid unchecked urbanisation – a result of allowing our cities to expand without design or regulation and with disregard to their citizens,” Mr. Clos said. The UN agency will host the UN Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development, Habitat III, in 2016. read more

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September 22, 2019

Man brought to hospital by helicopter after falling from cliffs

first_imgA MAN HAS been rescued and brought to hospital by helicopter after falling from cliffs near Power Head.The young man has multiple injuries after the fall.Gyleen Coast Guard, Crosshaven RNLI and Rescue 117 treated the casualty.It happened at around midday.Rescue 117 requested the lifeboat to evacuate the casualty by sea followed by a winch, but this was deemed too dangerous.The casualty was eventually transferred directly to the helicopter and brought to Cork University Hospital.Read: Six teens rescued after being cut off by tide in Bundoran>Read: RNLI rescues 12 tourists after passenger boat hits rocks>last_img

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September 20, 2019

Des sculptures de marbre du IIIe siècle découvertes à Rome

first_imgDes sculptures de marbre du IIIe siècle découvertes à RomeUne équipe d’archéologues a déterré six sculptures de marbre datant du IIIe siècle et ensevelies dans la fontaine d’une antique villa.Cinq têtes représentant des membres de la famille impériale des Sévère et une statue de Zeus. C’est “l’extraordinaire” découverte qu’ont fait mardi dernier des archéologues dans le quartier sud-est de Rome. Datant du IIIe siècle après J.-C, ces sculptures de marbre étaient ensevelies dans le bassin d’une antique villa située le long de la Via Anagnina.À lire aussiLe Vésuve, ce redoutable volcan dont l’éruption a détruit PompéiSelon l’équipe de fouilles menée par Roberto Egidi, il se pourrait que le dernier propriétaire soit un officier de haut rang lié à la famille impériale. Une hypothèse renforcée par la présence d’un mausolée d’époque impériale non loin de la villa. En effet à cette époque, les romains avaient pour habitude d’enterrer les propriétaires près de leur demeure.Dans les prochains jours, les sculptures devraient être confiées au Musée national de Rome et conservées aux Thermes de Dioclétien où elles seront immédiatement soumises à des premières restaurations. “Le nombre des oeuvres retrouvées, leurs caractéristiques techniques et stylistiques, et la qualité des matériaux font de cette découverte une des plus importantes de ces derniers temps dans la capitale”, a déclaré dans d’un communiqué, Francesco Giro, sous-secrétaire aux Affaires culturelles. Une découverte d’autant plus intéressante que celle-ci “permet de jeter une nouvelle lumière sur les habitations de l’ère impériale dans les faubourgs”, a t-il ajouté.Financées par un groupe d’entrepreneurs privés, ces fouilles avaient été organisées suite à la découverte en juin dernier de vestiges appartenant à la luxueuse maison de campagne romaine.Le 10 février 2011 à 14:47 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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September 18, 2019

Ronaldo We knew it would be difficult

first_imgCristiano Ronaldo admits Juventus knew they were in for a difficult ride against Empoli where they had to come from behind to win 2-1.The Old Ladies went behind before half-time to a Francesco Caputo strike, but Ronaldo converted a spot-kick and fired in a stunner from 20 meters to complete the turnaround.“It was a very complicated game. We knew it would be difficult, especially after a Champions League tie and we were a bit tired,” Ronaldo told Football Italia.Romelu Lukaku, Inter MilanLukaku backed to beat Ronaldo in Serie A scoring charts Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Former Inter Milan star Andy van der Meyde is confident Romelu Lukaku will outscore Cristiano Ronaldo in this season’s Serie A.“We stayed in the game, increased our possession, created more chances after the break and in the end deserved the victory.“I don’t remember the goal very well, I’ll have to watch it again! It all happened very quickly, but I felt confident and I went for the goal.“This is a very important week, we put in a fantastic performance against Manchester United at Old Trafford and we performed well here too in difficult circumstances.”last_img read more

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September 17, 2019

East County Chamber announces endorsement of Proposition 6 repealing the gas tax

first_img Categories: Local San Diego News, Politics Tags: Decision 2018 FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom, October 23, 2018 East County Chamber announces endorsement of Proposition 6; repealing the gas tax KUSI Newsroom SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The San Diego East County Chamber of Commerce Tuesday announced its support for Proposition 6, which would repeal California’s gas tax, among a suite of endorsements for local races and state propositions.Proposition 6 would repeal the state’s 12-cent tax on unleaded fuel — which rises to 19.5 cents per gallon in 2020 — and 20-cent tax on diesel fuel. State officials say the assessments raise about $5 billion per year to fund repairs and improvements to transportation infrastructure. Former San Diego City Councilman Carl DeMaio is the chairman of the Yes on 6 campaign.“The Chamber’s vision is to provide leadership to improve business competitiveness, and these local East County candidates strongly fulfill our criteria,” said chamber CEO Eric Lund.The chamber took “yes” positions on propositions 5, 6 and 11 while urging voters to reject Proposition 10, which would repeal the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act, allowing local governments to enforce rent control on any kind of rental housing. Proposition 5 would allow homebuyers older than 55 to transfer property tax assessments to a new home and Proposition 11 would allow emergency services to mandate that ambulance workers remain on-call during their meal and rest breaks.“We are supporting state propositions that would cut taxes and reduce red tape on small businesses,” Lund said. “Meanwhile, we are opposing a state proposition that would restrict personal freedoms and increase costs for taxpayers.”In addition to the group’s support of the gas tax repeal effort, the chamber endorsed nine candidates for local government seats: El Cajon mayoral candidate Bill Wells, Lemon Grove City Council candidate Jerry Jones, El Cajon City Council candidate Gary Kendrick, Santee City Council candidates Ronn Hall, Laura Koval and Rob McNelis, La Mesa City Council candidates Guy McWhirter and Bill Baber,and Helix Water District Board of Directors candidate Dan McMillan. All except Koval are incumbents.The 650-member organization represents businesses in eastern San Diego County, including the cities of El Cajon, La Mesa, Lemon Grove and Santee. Posted: October 23, 2018last_img read more

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September 16, 2019

New TV Commercial Focuses on Waterways Importance to Agriculture

first_imgWaterways Council Inc. (WCI) created a new television commercial that underscores the importance of waterways transportation to the agriculture industry.The message is aimed at the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area (Congress and the Administration) and is supported by the Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council, Illinois Corn Growers Association and the National Grain & Feed Association. View the commercial on the front page of WCI’s website.last_img

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September 14, 2019

The Top of Its Niche How The Knot Garnered 1 Million Instagram

first_img Molinari: I wouldn’t call them “rules,” but when choosing images, we look for beautiful photography that represents a diverse range of weddings. The photos should also showcase some specific detail or trend. In addition, we like to look at our account holistically, not on a photo by photo basis. So when users come to our Instagram for the first time, they can immediately be able to find at least one photo that represents their wedding style in some way.  While wedding magazines have long held a spot on the newsstand, digitally savvy brands have made their presence known with high social engagement and up-to-the-moment trend coverage. Xo Group’s The Knot, a quarterly print magazine and digital powerhouse, is one such brand whose Instagram following has become a force unto itself. Having recently reached 1 million Instagram followers, The Knot’s pictorial wedding coverage surpasses popular print brands by a landslide — Brides magazine has 679,000 followers, while Martha Stewart Weddings has 447,000, and Bridal Guide has 102,000. Folio: What suggestions can you give to non-wedding brands looking increase their followers? Molinari: We’ve seen the most success in driving Instagram content back to by featuring an image from a celebrity wedding, pre-wedding event, or engagement on Instagram, then directing our followers to click the link in our bio to see the full editorial story. We’ll also promote our other editorial content, like trend pieces and “Real Weddings” features, with the same tactics. Molinari:  I hate to sound cliché but I don’t think I could sum it up better than “a picture is worth a thousand words.” Instead of telling people the trends, we show them. You can write as many words as you want about how seamlessly a North Carolina couple incorporated their love of nature into their nuptials, but you can’t really get that point across effectively until you show an eye-catching image of their reception tent draped in floral garlands, surrounded by the beauty of a local botanical garden…The caption, while still important, is simply for our commentary. Folio: What type of content drives high engagement with your followers? Molinari: I follow a lot of other wedding sites, blogs, and influential wedding vendors to stay up on the trends. I also get a lot of inspiration from following other women’s lifestyle publications like People, Who What Wear, Cosmopolitan, and Glamour. Their approach to Instagram is so different from ours and it’s really interesting to observe. But my guilty pleasure is following food sites and blogs — I follow at least 10! Folio: How do you use Instagram to drive content toward your website? Folio: Who do you follow? Folio: What are your rules for choosing content? Jessica Molinari: Weddings are so visual, which makes them a perfect fit for Instagram. We’ve gotten lucky in that sense, but of course luck will only take you so far. Our team had such success on Instagram by putting inspiration first. Instagram has become a great place to find and share ideas, especially when it comes to weddings, and our success can be attributed to the fact that we give our couples exactly what they’re looking for — an endless well of beautiful images and unique ideas for planning their perfect day.center_img Folio: How is The Knot monetizing its success on social?  Folio: The Knot won a Digiday award in 2015 for its “creative storytelling.” What does this mean to you, and how do you execute it? Folio: The Knot’s Instagram has over 1 million followers. To what do you attribute that success? Molinari: Our followers engage with all things pretty, but especially with rings and gowns. We’ve found our success in identifying these key categories, then balancing them with other types of content. So we’ll balance our heavy hitters — rings, gowns, and reception setups — with other inspirational photos such as detailed table settings and bouquets. Molinari: One of the most important tools you can use are hashtags. Don’t go crazy with them, but use a few key hashtags that really drive home what your content is portraying. The smart use of hashtags will lead the right people to your account and, if your content resonates with them, turn them into dedicated followers. You can also cross-promote your Instagram on your more successful social channels. Since fans on other social platform already love your brand, they’ll happily become loyalists for your Instagram, too. The Knot’s associate social media editor Jessica Molinari. Photo by Sarah Love Photography. Folio: With Instagram’s new algorithm prioritizing importance over chronology, how can a brand stay visible? Molinari: It’s all about engagement. If a follower is consistently double-tapping or commenting on an image you post, they’ll see your photos first. The best piece of advice I can give is to take a deep dive into your Instagram stats from the past six to twelve months and find the pieces of content that have consistently performed the best. Once you’ve identified these trends, run with them. Folio: dug deep with The Knot’s associate social media editor Jessica Molinari to find out what makes its Instagram strategy so successful, and how you can leverage such tools with your own brand.   Molinari: We have found success in creating and monetizing a few fun franchises to get our followers even more engaged in our and our advertising partners’ content. Our most successful franchise is Fashion Friday, which is a day-long takeover with a bridal designer. Throughout the day, we share photos of real brides wearing the designer’s work. Since dresses are already an engaging category for us, we see lots of engagement on these posts throughout the day.last_img read more

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September 9, 2019

PFD cuts could mean big ripples in Alaska economy

first_imgIt’s PFD application time in Alaska; the deadline is March 31. And if nothing changes, this year’s check, like last year’s, will total about $2000.But as lawmakers grapple with a mammoth budget deficit, it’s becoming increasingly likely that the solution will require tapping Permanent Fund earnings — and reducing the dividend.Experts say that will have ripple effects throughout the economy. Meanwhile, as Alaska considers scaling back the dividend, the rest of the world is warming to the idea.Download AudioThe PFD has more impact in rural Alaska, where high unemployment combines with the high cost of living ( including groceries like this $7.50/gallon milk at Bethel’s AC grocery store) to make dividend checks a crucial cash infusion. Photo: Rachel Waldholz/APRNKarl Widerquist is a professor of political philosophy at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service in Qatar. He considers the PFD an example of a universal basic income — actually, the only example.“This is the closest thing to a basic income that has existed for any significant period of time, anywhere in the world,” he said. “There are a lot of people talking about it, but only Alaska has done it, and Alaska’s been doing it for over 30 years.”A universal basic income is essentially what it sounds like – a guaranteed minimum payment distributed to all citizens.And the concept is having a moment. There’s an upcoming referendum in Switzerland; pilot projects planned for Finland, the Netherlands and Canada; and increasing interest from Silicon Valley, which worries that the automation revolution — like self-driving cars — will soon put a lot of people out of work.Widerquist says all of these places can learn from Alaska.So what do we know, after distributing the PFD since 1982?Actually, “There’s an awful lot that we don’t know,” said Gunnar Knapp, who runs the Institute of Social and Economic Research at the University of Alaska, Anchorage.There’s never been much research on the dividend. Knapp said most Alaskans probably don’t even know exactly how they spend it.“You may think, oh, I used that thousand dollars to buy this plane ticket,” he said. “But suppose you were going to buy that plane ticket anyway? Then really what that thousand dollars maybe went to was just all the regular stuff you’d buy, except you actually bought a little bit more of it.”But, Knapp said, some things are clear. For one, the dividend matters a lot more if you’re poor than if you’re rich.For the twenty percent of Alaska households whose incomes average $35,000 a year or less, the PFD is a major chunk of change. For a family of four, last year’s checks added up to more than $8000.Knapp said that’s one reason Alaska has one of the most equal – or least unequal – distributions of wealth in the U.S.“There’s many other things that enter into income equality,” he said. “But certainly we know that the dividend is a contributing factor.”In general, Knapp said, the dividend also has a bigger impact in rural Alaska than the Railbelt. Cuts would hit hardest in regions with the lowest median household income – that includes some parts of Fairbanks and Anchorage, plus a wide swath of Western Alaska.Standing outside the AC grocery store in Bethel, you can find plenty of people who put their PFD in a savings account, like 36-year-old Damien Jones.“That’s the best way to save it,” he said. “Just put it in savings, let it accumulate, and when a rough time comes, you use it.”Jones was in town from Anchorage. He said he’d be fine if the PFD is cut. But he worries about others in the region, who must cope with both a high cost of living and high unemployment.For many people, especially in the villages, the PFD is a crucial cash infusion.Marie Andrew was in Bethel from Tuluksak. She spent her 2015 PFD on a 1995 Ford Explorer. But usually, she says, it just goes to bills. Cutting it would be a big deal.“It would affect me a lot,” she said. “I wouldn’t be able to pay my lights or buy food.”Peter Uttereyuk, Jr., 26, is from Scammon Bay. He had his two-year-old son, Simon, on his hip. His last PFD went to diapers, wipes and food.“It goes all to him,” Uttereyuk said. “And his PFD goes to his savings for college, and whatever he needs for the future.”That’s an example of an important function of the PFD, Knapp said: it make it possible to build wealth.“For lower income people who really need to use most of their paycheck just to get by,” he said. “It provides a way to accumulate and save money over time.”Those savings can then go toward college, a down payment on a house or to start a business. And that’s true for people up and down the income ladder.But what about everyone who spent their PFDs on new laptops or Christmas presents or snowmachines? They aren’t just making October an Alaska retailer’s favorite time of year, Knapp said. That money ripples through the economy.In an analysis presented to lawmakers this month, Knapp estimated cutting the PFD in half could cost more than 6000 jobs statewide — and pull about a billion dollars of income out of the state economy.Lawmakers must weigh those effects against the impacts of other options – such as cutting government workers or services; instituting an income tax; or raising oil taxes — or, Knapp said, some combination of them all.last_img read more

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August 31, 2019

Remove software for smartphone can zap photo items w video

first_img Explore further Citation: Remove software for smartphone can zap photo items (w/ video) (2012, February 15) retrieved 18 August 2019 from Scalado, an imaging technology company, is taking advantage of a booming user trend of depending on a single smart device for communication and picture taking functions; “mobile imaging” is an industry slice of the mobile device pie. Scalado last year laid claim to control of a third of the total market for mobile imaging. The company’s various imaging technologies are embedded in millions of mobile devices, according to the company.Last year, Scalado released Rewind, where a “perfect” group shot can be achieved, perfect in the sense that it satisfies the user. Out of a photo burst, the picture-taker can choose which faces or items they like best and merge them into one optimal image. The application, which is processor intensive, was showcased and at the time GigaOM explained how it works: After the picture is taken, the software uses facial recognition to zero in on each member; tapping a face in the picture creates a circular control around the person’s image. A turn of the circle scrolls through images of the face; the best one can be selected and chosen and “stitched” into the final image. Company co-founder Fadi Abbas has said that the company is set to redefine the way memories are edited, searched, and shared at any time on any screen. According to the press release, Remove is the first of other innovations planned for this year. Removal is in prototype but according to reports a fuller version will be showcased at the 2012 Mobile World Conference in Barcelona later this month. The strategy won’t be to make Remove something you can download off an Internet-based app store. Rather, the company plans to go the route of licensing the technology to OEMs. Smartphone makers such as Samsung or HTC, for example, could make Remove a feature for their devices. ( — A Swedish company focused on mobile-device imaging technology, Scalado, plans to show object-removal software for the smartphone at this month’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The software lets you remove anything in a photo that you’re taking, with just a screen tap. The only requirements are that the object has to be moving — unwanted pedestrians as you try to capture something on the city streets, for example — for the application to capture and delete. Also, the camera needs to stay still and focused on the subject while you touch each moving item chosen for removal. Remove goes to work by capturing several images in a row, analyzing them to identify which objects are moving and their position in each frame. The user gets to delete what is not wanted and to keep what is wanted for a “clean” final shot. More information: Augmented reality in an iPhone app This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. © 2011 PhysOrg.comlast_img read more

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August 29, 2019

Business Management Consulting Service Market Development Opportunities and Trends in Global

first_imgBusiness Management Consulting Service Market Business Management Consulting Service Market 2018 report focuses on the major drivers and restraints for the Global key players. It also provides analysis of the market share, segmentation, revenue forecasts and geographic regions of the market.Global Business Management Consulting Service Market to reach USD XX billion by 2025. Global Business Management Consulting Service Market valued approximately USD XX billion in 2017 is anticipated to grow with a healthy growth rate of more than 6.2% over the forecast period 2018-2025. The major driving factors of Global Business Management Consulting Services are increased demand for financial planning & budgeting and business process development that affects positively the business management consulting services. With the emergence of information technology and technological innovations, the world is rapidly moving towards the digitalization. Investor expectations, rising competition, new regulatory pressures and increasing opportunities are putting pressure in the organization to digitalize their processes and management.Request a sample of this report at major restraining factor that negatively affect the business management consulting services is need highly qualifies personnel and labor. Management consulting is the practice of helping organizations to improve their performance, operating primarily through the analysis of existing organizational problems and the development of plans for improvement. Organizations may draw upon the services of management consultants for a number of reasons, including gaining external (and presumably objective) advice and access to the consultants’ specialized expertise. There are various benefit of management consulting with a management consultant are set specific skill in management consulting process, consultant also assist the management consulting firm to creating changes and also helps in provide instant solutions as consultant have sufficient knowledge.The regional analysis of Global Business Management Consulting Service Market is considered for the key regions such as Asia Pacific, North America, Europe, Latin America and Rest of the World. The United State of America (USA) is dominant player which evolves largest share in the global business management consulting services accounted 38% of the global market in 2016. The UK was the second largest share in the world and accounted 11% share in 2016. France was the third largest market accounting 5% in 2016. Whereas, owing to the countries such as China, Japan, and India, Asia Pacific region is anticipated the growing economies and opened new doors for the consultants. 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Some of the leading market players include Delloite Consulting, PwC, EY, KPMG, McKinsey, Booz Allen Hamilton, The Boston Consulting Group, Bain and Company and so on. Acquisitions and effective mergers are some of the strategies adopted by the key manufacturers. New product launches and continuous technological innovations are the key strategies adopted by the major players.By Type:Operation AdvisoryFinancial AdvisoryTechnology AdvisoryStrategy AdvisoryHR AdvisoryTable of ContentsChapter 1.Executive SummaryChapter 2.Business Management Consulting Service Market Definition and ScopeChapter 3.Business Management Consulting Service Market DynamicsChapter 4.Business Management Consulting Service Market Industry AnalysisChapter 5.Business Management Consulting Service Market, by ApplicationChapter 6.Business Management Consulting Service Market, by Deployment ModeChapter 7.Business Management Consulting Service Market, by Regional AnalysisChapter 8.Competitive IntelligenceChapter 9.Research ProcessBuy Now @ About Us:Big Market Research has a range of research reports from various publishers across the world. Our database of reports of various market categories and sub-categories would help to find the exact report you may be looking for.We are instrumental in providing quantitative and qualitative insights on your area of interest by bringing reports from various publishers at one place to save your time and money. A lot of organizations across the world are gaining profits and great benefits from information gained through reports sourced by us.Contact us: 5933 NE Win Sivers Drive, #205, Portland,OR 97220 United StatesDirect: +1-971-202-1575Toll Free: +1-800-910-6452E-mail help@bigmarketresearch.comlast_img read more

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