support initiatives that enhance tourism, sport volunteerism, trade, and investment, and other economic related benefits; ensure Aboriginal participation and inclusion throughout the Games; and, showcase Nova Scotia artists and arts organizations. “By collaborating with the Vancouver Organizing Committee we are not only showing our support for the 2010 Winter Games, but we will use this as an opportunity to learn and become more knowledgeable as we prepare to host the 2011 Canada Winter Games,” said Mr. Barnet. VANOC is responsible for the planning, organizing, financing and staging of the XXI Olympic and Paralympic Winter in 2010. The 2010 Olympic Winter Games will be staged in Vancouver and Whistler from Feb. 12 to 28, 2010 and the Paralympic Winter Games from March 12 to 21, 2010. Nova Scotia is heading to Vancouver for the 2010 Winter Games. The province and the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC) announced today, Jan. 29, that Nova Scotia’s culture, innovation and athletes will be on display in 2010, when the eyes of the world will be on Vancouver and Canada. “The Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games are Canada’s games and offer an unparalleled opportunity to promote our province and our people,” said Premier Rodney MacDonald. “We are proud to offer our support to the Games and look forward to helping Canada welcome the world.” A memorandum of understanding was signed on behalf of the province by Barry Barnet, Minister of Health Promotion and Protection and VANOC chief executive officer John Furlong. “The Vancouver 2010 story will be shaped by Canadians from coast to coast to coast, and we are delighted to welcome Nova Scotia, proud hosts of the 2011 Canada Winter Games, to the team,” said Furlong. “Today you join us on an exciting journey that presents Nova Scotia, along with the rest of Canada, with a unique opportunity to showcase our culture and heritage to the world.” The memorandum of understanding includes the following areas of co-operation:
Advertisement According to the Canada Criminal Code, a sexual interference charge is laid when a victim is under the age of 16 years old.Police say the incidents took place in 2016 and involve two women.Hoggard is scheduled to appear in a Toronto court room on Thursday.In March, the Toronto police sex crime unit launched an investigation into allegations against Hoggard.A 24-year-old Ottawa woman alleged to the CBC in February that she was sexually assaulted by Hoggard after chatting with him on the dating app Tinder and agreeing to meet him at a hotel in Toronto.The CBC published another report of a Toronto woman who alleged Hoggard tried to force her to do things without her consent during a sexual encounter in 2016.The musician denied both allegations.In a Twitter statement posted on Feb. 28, Hoggard said he had never engaged in non-consensual sexual behaviour in his life but said has behaved in a way that had objectified women.“The way I treated women was reckless and dismissive of their feelings. I understand the significant harm that is (sic) caused not only to the women I interacted with, but to all the women who degraded by this type of behaviour,” said Hoggard, who signed off the statement by saying he would be stepping away from his career.pic.twitter.com/SZetyqdFFk— Jacob Hoggard (@JacobHoggard) March 1, 2018Toronto police say they are concerned there may be other complainants who have not come forward. They are appealing to anyone with information to contact investigators at 416-808-7474 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477).By Scott Brown Rock singer Jacob Hoggard, frontman for the Vancouver band Hedley, has been arrested by Toronto police and is facing three sex-related charges.Hoggard, 34, was arrested Monday and charged with two counts of sexual assault causing bodily harm and one count of sexual interference. Advertisement Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Login/Register With: Twitter
The number of foreign students heading to U.S. colleges and universities fell again last year, the second straight decline after more than a decade of growth, a new report finds.Enrolment of new international students dropped by about 7 per cent in fall 2017, according to an annual report released Tuesday by the State Department and the Institute of International Education, a non-profit research group based in New York.The overall number of foreign students in the U.S. still increased slightly, by 1.5 per cent, fueled by growing numbers of students who stayed for temporary work after graduation. But the number of newly arriving students slid to about 271,000, the lowest levels since 2013.The report’s authors cited sharper competition from other countries including Australia and Canada, along with the rising cost of education in the U.S. They largely dismissed worries among some colleges that the White House’s policies and rhetoric surrounding immigration could be driving students away.“We’re not hearing that students feel they can’t come here. We’re hearing that they have choices,” Allan Goodman, president and CEO of the institute, said in a call with reporters. “For the first time, we have real competition.”But some schools contacted by The Associated Press say the political climate in the U.S. has made international students feel unwelcome, leading some to enrol elsewhere.State Department officials underscored that the U.S. hosted nearly 1.1 million international students last year, more than any other country in the world.Yet the 1.5 per cent growth is the slowest since a period from 2002 through 2005, when international enrolment fell by 4 per cent following the Sept. 11 attacks in 2001, according to data provided by the institute.Among new students, the steepest losses came from Saudi Arabia, South Korea and Mexico, while China and India continued to send the largest numbers, accounting for more than half of all foreign students in the U.S.The 15 per cent decrease from Saudi Arabia comes a year after the kingdom scaled back a scholarship program that covered costs for Saudis studying abroad.Although the report focuses on data from 2017, it also included preliminary findings for fall 2018. Among 540 schools surveyed, total international enrolment held level while the number of new students fell by about 2 per cent, marking the third straight year of declines.Compared to the previous year, more schools attributed decreases to challenges in the visa process, the U.S. social and political climate, and student decisions to enrol in other countries.At the University of Central Missouri, foreign enrolment surged to 2,600 in 2016 before plummeting to just 650 this year, according to data obtained by The AP. University officials have noticed increased competition but also cite the nation’s political climate.“We have had conversations with parents who feel like their children will not be safe here, that their son or daughter may not be physically safe,” said Karen Goos, the school’s assistant vice provost for enrolment management. “I do think that it’s a contributing factor.”At Purdue University, one of the nation’s biggest hubs for international students, total foreign enrolment fell by 2 per cent this year. Officials said they intentionally admitted fewer undergraduates from abroad amid worries that they might not accept the offer.“There was concern that students might not find the U.S. to be as an attractive destination given certain political rhetoric these past two years,” Michael Brzezinski, Purdue’s dean of international programs, said in an email.Losing foreign students can carry financial implications for schools that rely on them for revenue. Unlike U.S. citizens, who often get scholarships or discounts, students from abroad are typically charged full tuition.At Central Missouri, the declines have worsened a budget hole that led to more than $20 million in cuts last year.At the same time, some other nations have drawn surging numbers of students from abroad. Canada reported a 20 per cent jump in 2017, while Australia saw a 12 per cent increase. Both countries have set ambitious goals to bolster international enrollments in the coming years.Yet officials in Australia said they shouldn’t be blamed for America’s slowdown. Phil Honeywood, CEO of the International Education Association of Australia, said pinning it on competition is “pure blame shifting,” adding that Australia hasn’t significantly changed its recruiting strategy over the past two years.“Rather, everything we hear from prospective students and their education agents in Muslim countries and Latin American nations is that they no longer feel welcome or safe studying at U.S. colleges under President Trump,” Honeywood said in a statement.Despite the downturn in new students, officials behind the report are optimistic that the U.S. will rebound. While foreign students account for a heavy share of the overall enrolment in Australia and other countries, they account for just 5 per cent of all students in the United States.“The U.S. has real competition,” Goodman said. “What we have going for us, though, is we have more space and capacity.”The report also found that the number of U.S. students studying abroad ticked up by 2 per cent last year, continuing eight years of slow but steady growth. Europe remained the top destination, followed by Latin America and Asia.___Follow Collin Binkley on Twitter at https://twitter.com/cbinkleyCollin Binkley, The Associated Press
LONDON — Belfast-based consultancy BDO Northern Ireland Partners says it will oversee the administration of the shipyard that built the Titanic after the firm ran out of money.Harland and Wolff appointed BDO as administrators after its Norwegian parent company, Dolphin Drilling, failed to find a buyer following its insolvency.The Belfast shipyard was best known for constructing the doomed White Star liner that sank in 1912 after hitting an iceberg. It once boasted a workforce of 30,000, but now employs about 125, though it supported hundreds of other jobs in its supply chain.In recent years, it has worked on wind energy and marine engineering projects.BDO said Tuesday it is engaging immediately with employees and stakeholders “to take all necessary steps to ensure they are supported throughout the administration process.”The Associated Press
The World Health Organization (WHO) said 30 April marks the end of two incubation periods and Viet Nam could thus become the first country taken off the list of those affected by SARS, which as of today has infected 4,649 people, 274 of whom have died, in 26 countries.WHO country staff attribute Viet Nam’s success to the quick initial reaction to the outbreak, including the commitment of the Vietnamese Government.Viet Nam was the second country to suffer a SARS outbreak after China, where an outbreak began in Guangdong Province in mid-November of last year. But the ailment was first identified by Carlo Urbani, a WHO infectious disease specialist, who alerted the world when cases of an unusual and severe respiratory illness began appearing among health staff treating a Chinese-American businessman at the French Hospital in Hanoi.The patient’s recent travel history had included trips to Guangdong. By 20 March, at least 22 staff at the Hanoi hospital were ill with influenza-like symptoms and 20 had signs of pneumonia, two of them in serious condition. The businessman died in Hong Kong on 13 March and Dr. Urbani died in Thailand on 29 March.”After Carlo identified the disease, we were able to influence the hospital to take the right infection control measures very quickly,” Pascale Brudon, WHO representative in Viet Nam, said. “The first priority was to contain the disease and monitor each case.” Also today WHO urged caution in the use of diagnostic tests as test development and validation are expected to take at least another two weeks. Currently available tests are very specific but lack sensitivity, meaning negative results cannot be relied on as proof that a patient is not infected with the virus, the agency said.In the meantime, it is extremely important for national authorities to realize the tests may give a false sense of security that can allow persons carrying the SARS virus, and therefore capable of infecting others, to escape detection, WHO added. It strongly advised authorities to continue to use present clinical and epidemiological case definitions based on symptoms, and not to rely on the results of diagnostic tests. All suspect and probable SARS cases should be placed in isolation and managed according to strict procedures of infection control, it warned.
“Ireland has been a steadfast supporter of peacekeeping and an important contributor across the global agenda,” said Ban Ki-moon during a press encounter with Enda Kenny, the Prime Minister of Ireland. “Today, Ireland’s support is more needed than ever.”Mr. Ban outlined the agenda of a constructive meeting he had just held with Mr. Kenny, noting that, along with discussing development, climate change, peacekeeping and human rights, they also tackled the growing challenge of migration and refugee protection.“I highly commend such compassionate leadership of Taoiseach Kenny with regard to the resettlement of many refugees who are in need of such help,” said Mr. Ban. “We need a comprehensive approach to this challenge that looks at the roots and protects human rights.”He said he had seen on his visit some of the support that Ireland provides in resettling people who have fled some of the world’s conflict areas, including Syria and Afghanistan.The Secretary-General said he urged European leaders to address migration in a more comprehensive and collective way and he stressed the importance of compassion in handling the situation. The main priority was to save lives of those without the means to protect themselves through further strengthened search-and-rescue operations, life-saving humanitarian assistance and addressing the root causes of the migration.“I know that the Irish Government has dispatched a naval vessel and that I really appreciate,” he said, calling for the responsibility to be borne by more than just one or two countries that are affected and saying that he would try to engage with the European Union leadership and Commissioners on the issue.Mr. Ban and Mr. Kenny also discussed several other issues, including Ireland’s co-facilitation of negotiations on the post-2015 development agenda.“Ireland is a valuable partner in our efforts to eradicate poverty, hunger and inequality,” he said. “I especially appreciate the tremendous efforts made by Ireland to continue official development assistance, despite the difficult economic situation.”Mr. Ban added his congratulations on the result of the marriage equality referendum, promising that the UN would continue its efforts to promote human dignity for all through the Free & Equal campaign.
The Myrmigi, or ‘Ant,’ community center in the central Athens suburb of Kypseli, was firebombed early Friday, when two men on a motorcycle emptied flammable liquid at the entrance and set it on fire.The arson attack comes just a few days after 80 to 100 suspected supporters of far-right Golden Dawn attacked a similar center in the suburb of Ilioupoli, at a time when youngsters were reportedly having an English lesson.The Myrmigi community center supports hundreds of families in need. It is situated in a neighbourhood of central Athens with extremely high unemployment rate amongst both Greeks and immigrants.Source: Kathimerini.gr Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
Epson introduit un nouveau projecteur à 3 LCD et un support iOs à venirLe EH-TW400 est le nouveau All in one d’Epson, pour la maison, le bureau, les films, les jeux vidéo, tout. En janvier, une application iOs sera disponible pour streamer du contenu à leurs vidéoprojecteurs WiFi à partir de produits Apple.Le vidéoprojecteur est la solution miracle pour tous ceux qui veulent un écran vraiment géant, mais pas l’immense appareil que cela représente dans le salon. 3 mètres de diagonale ? 4 mètres ? Aucun souci.À lire aussiAngry Birds Star Wars : le jeu débarque sur iOS et Android Le EH-TW400 d’Epson affiche 1280×800 pixels (soit 720p en 16/9) avec un contraste de 3.000:1 et 2.600 lumens de luminosité. Cela en fait un bon vidéoprojecteur par rapport à son prix de 500 euros. Il embarque également un haut-parleur de 7W, en dépannage. Cela lui confère une certaine mobilité, avec un corps compact et de seulement 2,3 kg. Point important pour un vidéoprojecteur, la lampe durera 4.000h et est à basse consommation. Pour le modèle précédent par exemple, elles coutaient 160 euros. L’appareil devrait débarquer le 2 février au Japon. En même temps, Epson a annoncé «Epson iProjection», une application iOs qui sera disponible en janvier au Japon et qui donnera la possibilité de streamer PDF, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, JPEG et PNG depuis votre appareil iOs (iPhone, iPad, iPod touch) à n’importe lequel de leurs vidéoprojecteurs Offirio, en LAN ou en WiFi. Cette fonction n’est pas sans rappeler les projecteurs pour iPhone, une possibilité très intéressante pour quiconque fait des présentations en public et n’a pas envie de sortir son ordinateur portable. Le 19 décembre 2011 à 09:45 • Maxime Lambert
Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri ruled out Pedro for their game against Crystal Palace on Sunday with Callum Hudson-Odoi a doubtThe Blues are looking to build on their 2-1 Boxing Day win at Watford in order to maintain their slender two-point advantage over Arsenal in fourth place.However, Sarri announced that Spanish winger Pedro will not travel with the team to Selhurst Park due to a hamstring problem and will likely need 10 days rest.Furthermore, 18-year-old forward Hudson-Odoi could also skip the Premier League match after being forced off during the closing stages at Watford with a thigh injury“We have two problems, the first is more serious with Pedro,” said Sarri on the club website.“He has an injury in his hamstring and I think that he will have to rest for about 10 days.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“The second problem is Odoi, it’s not very serious but I don’t know if he will be able to play in the next match.”Although Sarri did provide some good news over Spanish striker Alvaro Morata’s recovery from his knee injury.The former Real Madrid player hasn’t featured for Chelsea since their 2-2 Europa League draw at MOL Vidi on December 13.“Morata now is going very well, he is fit to play. It was only a tactical choice [to not play him against Watford,” said Sarri.The Palace and Chelsea match will begin at 13:00 (CET) on Sunday.
According to reports the traffic delays are anticipated to last until roughly 9am, but that could extend depending on the increased smoke in the area. Crews are working on a containment line right off of Mystery Creek Road that is creating a significant amount of smoke in the area. Update: 8:21 a.m. update: The Sterling Highway is now closed at the west entrance to Skilak Lake Road. Traffic may use Skilak Lake Road to bypass the highway. Workers are using water to keep dust down on Skilak, but urge drivers to use extreme caution and drive slowly. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Update: 10:00am- Sterling Highway is open to traffic- drivers are advised to use caution. Be advised of flagging operations from Granite Construction crews as you move through the area. Updates will be posted as they are made available. Original Post: Traffic is moving slowly between MP 60-72 of the Sterling Highway, just east of Mystery Creek Road, due to heavy smoke and fog in the area. Kale Casey with the State Division of Forestry says there are flaggers in place allowing for limited one lane traffic: “Public safety comes first. A call was made around 5am this morning to limit to one lane for passage due to heavy smoke and fog combination.”
Nissin, the maker of Cup Noodles, continues to create bizarre foods that we still slurp up, no matter how weird they are. Honestly though, this one sounds kind of disgusting, even though its components are tasty together when you eat the real thing. Nissin’s latest Cup Noodle Potenage Big is a lot different than you may have imagined, and it’s a little weird to be honest. What’s “potenage,” you may ask?Oh, nothing. Just potato and “nagetsu,” or the Japanese word for “nuggets.” Like, as in, chicken nuggets. This is ramen with French fries and chicken nuggets, all shriveled up and floating around with the noodles in a big ol’ package just waiting for you to add hot water too. There’s also scrambled eggs and green onion with a soy sauce broth and black pepper. It may sound yummy on paper, but consider what’s actually in it. Consider the consistency that chicken nuggets and fries are supposed to have. Now think about their soggy nastiness in ramen.But okay! It may be good. I’m not here to judge. I’m just here to try delicious food, and I’m not sure this is it. But I wouldn’t object to a big ol’ forkful if it were here in front of me. It’s going on sale February 12 in Japan, and it seems a bit suspect, but it could be tasty after all. Remember, I really enjoyed Strawberry Milkshake Pop Tarts. There’s obviously not much I won’t take a spoonful of and give the ol’ college try.AdChoices广告If all else fails, I’ll just start snacking on all the Final Fantasy ramen I have stored in my cupboard. It’s not in special flavors or anything, just Final Fantasy labeled. That feels a lot safer than eating my chicken nuggets and fries in ramen broth, though. Just a little more. Stay on target Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Pizza and Ramen Collide in This New Flavor From Nissin’s Cup Noodle LineNissin Foods Is Offering Special Final Fantasy XV Cup Noodles
Prior research has shown that forms of a gene called PRKG1, known to have an impact on foraging, are present in a wide variety of animals, including both humans and fruit flies (both of whom have a known history of foraging for food). In humans, the form of the gene is a nucleotide polymorphism genotype called rs13499. Prior research has also shown that one variant of the gene in fruit flies nudges them to be “sitters” and another “rovers.” When entering an area with fruit, sitters are likely to first tour the perimeter of the area, then move inward. Rovers, on the other hand, jump right in, going after the first fruit they see. The researchers in this new effort wondered if the same gene in humans might have a similar effect, so they developed experiments to find out.College volunteers used a touchscreen tablet to find as many berries as possible hidden among fruit plants in a virtual scene. They could navigate around the virtual environment and click on fruit to pick it. Each of the volunteers also gave a tissue sample for DNA testing.The researchers found that some volunteers took a perimeter-first approach, while others dove right in. In comparing their genes, the researchers found the same variant responsible for instigating sitter behavior in fruit flies also did so in human sitters and likewise for the rovers. The researchers also noted that the search paths taken by the human volunteers and the sitter and rover fruit flies were nearly identical.The researchers claim their experiments show that distinct search patterns connected to goal pursuit in humans can be associated with PRKG1 variants. Drosophila sp fly. Credit: Muhammad Mahdi Karim / Wikipedia. GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 © 2019 Science X Network Citation: Study shows foraging gene works nearly the same in humans and fruit flies (2019, February 20) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2019-02-foraging-gene-humans-fruit-flies.html An epigenetic key to unlock behavior change Journal information: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 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. Explore further More information: Andriy A. Struk et al. Self-regulation and the foraging gene (PRKG1) in humans, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (2019). DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1809924116 A team of researchers from Canada, the U.K. and the U.S. has found that a gene known to influence foraging in fruit flies has a similar effect on humans. In their paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the group describes experiments they carried out with college student volunteers and what they found.
The 18th century was an age of revolution as new ideas pushed educated men and women across Europe and America to question old assumptions about science, religion, and, of course, politics. One man wanted carry this light of reason — this illumination — into the darkest places. He formed the Order of Illuminati, an organisation that has grown to mythical size in the imaginations of wild-eyed keyboard warriors everywhere.Adam Weishaupt (1748–1830), founder of the Bavarian Illuminati.In what is now Germany, change couldn’t come fast enough. Not yet one country, it was divided into smaller city states, duchies and principalities, many of whom were still ruled by dukes, bishops and princes.They were part of the Holy Roman Empire, which was neither holy nor particularly Roman, but had limped on as a loose assembling of German and Central European states under a powerless emperor since the Middle Ages.The Owl of Minerva perched on a book was an emblem used by the Bavarian Illuminati in their “Minerval” degree.In the Electorate of Bavaria, one of the wealthiest southern states, a young law professor called Adam Weishaupt was eagerly absorbing the latest works from the greatest thinkers.In particular, he was won over by the philosophy of empiricism advocated by fellow Bavarian Johann Georg Heinrich Feder. Put simply, empiricism asserted that only the things you can confirm with your own senses are real — it’s firmly in favor of science and rational thinking, and firmly opposed to feelings and faith.Adolph Freiherr Knigge, the most effective recruiter for the Illuminati.Unsurprisingly given his new viewpoint, Weishaupt came to the conclusion that Bavaria’s problems could be traced back to two things: hereditary monarchy and the Roman Catholic church, both of which he believed held back new ways of governing society.Weishaupt initially joined the Freemasons looking for answers, but found that beyond the spooky rituals and general air of mystery, they were really just a gentlemen’s social club, more interested in helping each other out than helping Bavaria be more than a feudal backwater.Freemasons Hall, London, home of the United Grand Lodge of England. Photo by Eluveitie CC BY-SA 3.0He was frustrated by the self-serving nature of Germany’s secret societies, and declared “when there was no end of making game of and abusing secret societies, I planned to make use of this human foible for a real and worthy goal, for the benefit of people.”Weishaupt built his own secret society, but rather than being mystical, the Order of Illuminati were radical.According to Weishaupt, his club was to be free “from all religious prejudices; cultivates the social virtues; and animates them by a great, a feasible, and speedy prospect of universal happiness.” This could only be done be working towards “a state of liberty and moral equality, freed from the obstacles which subordination, rank, and riches, continually throw in our way.”Adam WeishauptThe first meeting of the Illuminati — Weishaupt and four of his students from the university — was held in the evening of May 1, 1776 in a forest near the city of Ingolstadt.In a torch-lit discussion they established the rules of membership: that all future members needed the approval of the whole group and — despite claims to equality and freedom from “rank and riches” — they had to be wealthy, well-connected, and should come from influential families.The Illuminati also took pseudonyms from ancient Greece and Rome, with Weishaupt calling himself Spartacus after the leader of the Roman slave revolt.Freemasons Hall, London, c. 1809.Still a Freemason, Weishaupt used his membership as a way of drawing recruits to his own group and like the Freemasons, the Illuminati had a supernatural-sounding hierarchy of Novices, Minervals, and Illuminated Minervals.The two more senior ranks were named after Minerva, the Roman goddess of wisdom, and true to Weishaupt’s academic origins each grade had recommended reading by which that wisdom was attained. Much of it was in the form of political and philosophical literature that was banned in Bavaria, but freely available in the Protestant German states.Raised-relief image of Minerva on a Roman gilt silver bowl, first century BC.By 1782 membership had reached as many as 600, including some of the most prominent men in Bavaria like the writer Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Growing quickly, by 1784 the Illuminati numbered in their low thousands across Germany, not just Bavaria.Members were constantly under surveillance from other members, who passed their gossip up the ranks, and only the leadership knew the true structure of what was becoming a complex network. The Order of Illuminati received another boost when the energetic Freemason Adolph Knigge signed up.Adolf Freiherr KniggeAlready frustrated about the lack of meaningful political change, Knigge was thrilled to find a ready made organisation with which to make a difference. Recruiting from within his own Masonic circles, Knigge’s clique was growing so quickly that he was given permission to create his own ranks — expanding the three original ones into a staggering 13, divided into three classes.Like many organisations that attract powerful and influential men, the Order of Illuminati began to fight amongst themselves as lines were drawn between those who thought the the anti-religious sentiment would alienate older Freemasons and other valuable potential recruits, and the original radicals.They also faced rivals from another secret society, the Rosicrucians who were also active in recruiting and infiltrating Masonic lodges. The Illuminati’s polar opposites, they were Christian mystics and staunchly pro-monarchy.“Ruined” castle built by Prince Charles of Hesse-Kassel in the park at Wilhelmsbad, venue for the last convent of the Strict Observance. Photo by Sven Teschke CC BY SA 3.0Rapid expansion had also led to a breakdown in authority. Dirty laundry began to be aired in public and arrogant new members boasted about their group’s power and influence, feeding rumors of conspiracy and corruption.There was some legitimacy to these fears. Unlike the many secret societies in Bavaria which were tolerated so long as they stayed out of politics, the Order of Illuminati were actively trying to renew the political culture, and fight against corruption and oppression. Rumors spread that they were interested only in personal wealth and power, and that a number of government officials were secretly members.Charles Theodore, Elector of Bavaria (1724-1799).Charles Theodore, Elector of Bavaria banned the formation of any new secret societies not approved by the state in 1784, but that backfired. Discovering that his heavy handed rule was seeing many sympathize with the Illuminati’s mission instead, his government targeted the group explicitly.The Bavarian police raided their meeting places and seized documents. In 1787 they published a selectively edited anthology of Illuminati papers that defended suicide and atheism, detailed plans to form an Order of the Illuminati for women, and offered instructions for creating invisible ink and performing abortions. In the eyes of Bavaria’s staunch Roman Catholic public, this was all their red flags flying at once.French RevolutionThe book was widely read across Germany, more so following the cataclysm of the French Revolution in 1789 which did Europe’s kings and bishops a massive favor by “exposing” the chaotic face of republicanism. Hysterical conservative critics blamed the Order of Illuminati for the anarchy in France, and from 1800 the word “Illuminati” became a shorthand for a secret revolutionary conspiracy behind every act of political unrest or scandal. Not long after, churchmen in the United States of America found themselves cursing the shadow of the Illuminati from their pulpits.Armed with this damning cache of cherry-picked evidence of agitating against the church and state, the Order of the Illuminati were outlawed in Bavaria first, then Prussia and Austria, and further membership of the organisation carried the death penalty. Adam Weishaupt was sacked from his position at the University of Ingolstadt, and was exiled to the nearby Duchy of Saxony.Weishaupt passed away in 1830, having seen his creation go from a potential vehicle of much-needed reform in his home country, to a bogeyman conjured up by paranoid priests, repressive monarchs and politicians across Europe and America. Over 200 years of conspiracy theories and paranoia is not the legacy this daring progressive thinker would have wanted.Read another story from us: Elizabeth I Files: The Conspiracy Theory Surrounding her True GenderHowever one man, at least, saw Weishaupt for what he was. In 1800 the Founding Father, author of the Declaration of Independence, and third U.S. President Thomas Jefferson wrote of the Order of the Illuminati that “in the heart of its founder was a deep yearning for humanity to experience enlightenment and true freedom, evolve with ethics, and no longer be governed by tyrant, state or throne.”
With files from The Canadian Press Tags: Aeroplan, Aimia, Delta Air Lines, Joint Venture, WestJet << Previous PostNext Post >> Travelweek Group Posted by Share Friday, July 20, 2018 TORONTO — Reports say Aeroplan aims to get into the airline business by offering charter flights to its most popular destinations as the loyalty program prepares for the end of its exclusive partnership with Air Canada in 2020. “We have routes where we have enough redemption demand today that we can fly a daily charter throughout the year on some particular routes,” said Jeremy Rabe in his first media interview since taking over in May as CEO of Aeroplan parent company Aimia Inc. “Those will be dedicated Aeroplan aircraft that are flying just for Aeroplan.”Aimia is in negotiations with potential airline partners to operate narrow-body aircraft ideally suited for flights to sun destinations in the Caribbean, he added.Details about the number of planes, their outside look and configuration will be announced in the next year or so, said Rabe. “We can optimize the itineraries, we can make sure that those planes are flying to the places where people actually want seats and again that’s a big difference than today.”The Montreal-based company is preparing for July 2020 when its 30-year partnership with Air Canada expires as the airline launches its own loyalty program. When its partnership with Air Canada ends, Aeroplan members will be able to buy seats on any airline, any time, to any destination. Aeroplan is working to sign up preferred airline partners and is also introducing several new program features that will create a more flexible program and a better member experience. Starting in September, Aeroplan will introduce a new online travel booking tool that will initially enable members to earn miles when they rent a car or book a hotel using cash. Aeroplan plans to offer redemptions starting at the same mileage levels for about 95% of its flight redemptions. That answers one of the biggest questions he’s heard from members about how Aeroplan will look after 2020, said Rabe. It is also introducing a points transfer program in 2020 that will allow members to convert Aeroplan Miles to the loyalty programs of nearly 20 airlines covering several alliances, giving them wider access to flights and hotels. Rabe downplayed the risk that the transfer program will be a conduit for members to end their loyalty to Aeroplan. “If members see that we’re going to have an incredible loyalty program, differentiated value, flexibility and experience then I’m confident that members will continue to engage in the program and it will be the best loyalty program in Canada.”In other airline news, after months of negotiations WestJet and Delta Air Lines say they’re moving ahead with their plans for a joint venture, signing a definitive agreement to create a comprehensive transborder joint venture arrangement that will offer customers an extensive route network within the U.S. and Canada.“WestJet continues its drive toward becoming a global airline, and the signing of this agreement marks a major milestone in that journey,” said Ed Sims, WestJet President and CEO. In December 2017 WestJet gave notice that it was ending its nearly eight-year relationship with American Airlines. The news came just a few weeks after it announced it was looking to expand its existing relationship with a joint venture with Delta.WestJet and Delta already codeshare, but an airline JV deal takes the partnership to a whole other level. The anti-trust immunity that goes along with airline JVs means that the airlines cooperate on everything, from scheduling to pricing to marketing and, critically, sharing the revenue from transborder flights.The WestJet-Delta deal is subject to government approval. Air Canada and United were blocked from implementing a similar arrangement back in 2012. There have been reports, as recent as June 2017, that Air Canada and United are seeking to again pursue a joint venture, now that Canadian federal regulations for JVs could potentially loosen up. Never a dull moment: WestJet, Delta link up with JV as Aeroplan eyes charter flights
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Lender Price Partners With Mountain West Financial in Headlines, News, Technology Lender Price, the California-based provider of digital lending technology and Mountain West Financial, a southern California-based mortgage lender have announced the successful rollout of Digital Lending Platform (DLP), Lender Price’s online borrower portal for Mountain West Financial.Lender Price said that DLP is a robust borrower engagement platform that automates and streamlines the mortgage loan application process. The platform integrates with loan origination systems (LOS) to create a seamless environment between the borrower, loan officer, and the lender’s operation staff, resulting in a smoother, more transparent, and faster mortgage closing process.”Our borrowers want a convenient and easy to use way to engage with us online,” said Mike Douglas, CEO of Mountain West Financial. “The reason we chose Lender Price is because their platform gave us the flexibility to create a process that doesn’t have a lot of ‘fluff’. We built an efficient workflow that encourages borrowers to complete the application while also ensuring that information was captured in our LOS in real-time.”DLP features digital verification services for assets, employment and credit reports, which intelligently fill out loan application data and drive more complete and accurate borrower submissions. DLP provides intuitive tools that allow mortgage lending institutions to create their own borrower experience without any technical know-how.”Our clients include several large banks and mortgage lenders that insist on controlling the borrower experience,” said Dawar Alimi, CEO of Lender Price. “We built tools that are specifically designed for non-technical people to create complex workflows within DLP. By giving our clients both the flexibility and control they want, we’re providing a sustainable platform because it can change and adapt to their needs over time.”The deep integration between DLP and Mountain West’s loan origination system provides borrowers visibility throughout the entire origination process. Loan status updates, document uploads, and even pricing engine access were built into the LOS integration. “Our borrowers are happier and it’s a tremendous time saver for our loan officers,” said Douglas. “We’ve rolled out to more than 150 loan officers across 30 branches and it’s been extremely successful for us. We know this is going to transform the way we do business.” April 11, 2019 797 Views Borrowers lender price Lenders loans LOS Mountain West Financial platform 2019-04-11 Radhika Ojha Share
Residents of the Pyrga and Kornos warned MPs on Wednesday that they would take legal measures if a building permit is given to operate an asphalt producing plant in their area.Discussion of the impact of the plant on residents’ health continued at the House environment committee for the second time. Outside parliament, residents, including monks from the Stavrovouni monastery, were protesting against the plant.Speaking after the meeting, committee chairman Akel MP Adamos Adamou said that the town planning department, after receiving the green light by the authorities on the environmental impact of the plant, had no choice but to issue a building permit.The position of the environment department is crucial for issuing a town planning permit, and in this case it was positive, Adamou said.But despite reassurances by state services and independent studies, residents warned that they would take legal measures if a permit is issued.The committee will also invite the experts who carried out independent studies to present them their findings.The head of the environment department told MPs that the operation of the unit would not affect the aquifer layers.Government departments pledged earlier in the month not to issue any permits as long as the matter was being discussed in parliament.The area is already located near a quarry which has been operating for more than 30 years.You May LikeLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoYahoo SearchYou’ve Never Seen Luxury Like This On A Cruise Ship. Search Luxury Mediterranean CruisesYahoo SearchUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboola
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