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Logitech launches iPad cases, Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 Keyboard folio

first_imgLogitech has launched three new tablet cases in India, which cater to the iPad Air, iPad mini with retina display and Samsung Galaxy tab 4 10.1.  Both the Big Bang cases cost Rs 4,995, while the Keyboard Folio for the Samsung Galaxy Tab costs Rs 6,495.The Big Bang cases for the iPad Air and iPad mini with retina display are rugged protective cases. Logitech claims extreme durability as it is made up of shock absorbent materials, which have been utilised in aerospace, automotive and sports products. It’s also an impact protective case and protects both the versions of the iPad from bumps, scratches and spills, claims Logitech.According to the company, both the cases have been dropped from an height of 1.4 meters, which exceeds the US Military standard of 1.22 meters.The keyboard folio has been specifically designed for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1. It’s essentially a keyboard attachment, which doubles as a case. It has a dual view stand, which works in two positions for typing.It has a secure lock system in place, which according to Logitech keeps the tablet latched on and makes for easy removal of the tablet. Logitech, claims that the case is water repellent and built using materials that will protect the tablet from accidental spills, bumps or drops.Follow writer on Twitter @DigitallyBoneslast_img read more

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Saudi woman drives F1 car to mark end of ban

first_img\R Le Castellet (France), Jun 24 (AFP) Renault stole a march on their Formula One rivals today when they gave a Saudi Arabian woman a chance to mark a special day by driving one of their cars ahead of today’s French Grand Prix.On the same day that women celebrated being allowed to drive on the roads of Saudi Arabia, Aseel Al-Hamad, the first female member of her national motorsport federation, took the wheel of the same car in which Kimi Raikkonen won the 2012 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.She was part of a Renault ‘passion parade’ hours ahead of the first French Grand Prix in a decade and the first to be held at the Le Castellet circuit for 28 years.Aseel, who is a member of the FIA Women in Motorsport Commission, is a keen driver and motor sport enthusiast who took part in a training day on June 5 at the circuit.”I have loved racing and motorsport from a very young age and to drive a Formula One car goes even beyond my dreams and what I thought was possible.”It is a genuine honour to drive in front of the crowds at the team’s home race in France.”I hope doing so on the day when women can drive on the roads in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia shows what you can do if you have the passion and the spirit to dream.” Aseel is responsible for creation of strategies to promote the education and training of women in motorsport in Saudi Arabia. (AFP) CPS CPSadvertisementlast_img read more

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India vs New Zealand: Sticking to basics works for Kuldeep Yadav in Napier

first_img Rohan Sen NapierJanuary 23, 2019UPDATED: January 23, 2019 11:02 IST India vs New Zealand 1st ODI in Napier: Kuldeep Yadav picked four wickets. (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSKuldeep Yadav picked four wickets in his 1st match in New ZealandKuldeep also got the big wicket of New Zealand captain Kane WilliamsonNew Zealand were bowled out for 157 in the first ODIBrief scores – New Zealand 157-all out (38 overs) vs India in Napier. Kane Williamson (64), Kuldeep Yadav (4/39), Mohammed Shami (3/19). Full ScorecardKuldeep Yadav has made an early impression in his maiden one-day international series in New Zealand as he bagged a four-wicket haul in the ongoing first match in Napier on Wednesday.Kuldeep finished with figures of 4 for 39 as India bowled out New Zealand for 157 after Kane Williamson won the toss and opted to bat.Kuldeep got the wickets of the skipper Williamson (64), Doug Bracewell (7), Lockig Ferguson (0) and Trent Boult (1) to rip through the Kiwi batting lineup.”It’s my first tour in New Zealand. The grounds are small here. And the wicket is very flat. We just stuck to our basics. Me and (Yuzvendra) Chahal. That’s it. This total is chaseable. It’s very easy. I’m sure we should win it.INDIA VS NEW ZEALAND 1ST ODI LIVE SCORE”Looking forward to the World Cup, these games are important, in all three departments, especially fielding. When we play in Australia also, there was a lot of home support. Coming here, to New Zealand, we’re getting the same support. It’s really amazing,” Kuldeep said at the mid-innings break.The spin twins – Kuldeep and Yuzvendra Chahal – made the most of the situation after fast bowler Mohammed Shami gave India the perfect start by removing openers Martin Guptill and Colin Munro inside within four deliveries inside the first five overs.The spinners then came to play as they chocked the run-flow by picking up wickets at regular intervals.advertisementShami finished with three wickets for 19 runs from just 6 overs while Chahal got two wickets. Even part-time spinner Kedar Jadhav managed to get a wicket.For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow Kuldeep YadavFollow Mohammad ShamiFollow Yuzvendra ChahalFollow New Zealand vs IndiaFollow India vs New ZealandFollow India vs New Zealand 1st ODI India vs New Zealand: Sticking to basics works for Kuldeep Yadav in NapierBrief scores – New Zealand 157-all out (38 overs) vs India in Napier. Williamson (64), Kuldeep (4/39), Shami (3/19). Kuldeep Yadav starred in his very first match in New Zealand as he bagged four wickets to help India bowl the hosts out for 157 in the Napier ODI on Wednesday.advertisementlast_img read more

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JSIF Helping Youth to Refocus

first_imgThe ongoing efforts by state agencies to curb antisocial behavior in schools, especially through the behavior modification therapy and violence prevention programme, financed by the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF), has helped a significant number of students in St. James, to rededicate themselves to learning and reduce violent behaviours. The initiative is funded by the Japan Social Development Fund (JSDF), and seeks to modify disruptive behavior of young people in inner-city communities, while also helping parents to develop skills that can help the growth of children, and strengthening the capacity of guidance counsellors and deans of discipline. “I used to be angry with myself all the time; at school if students say anything to me I was ready to fight. My guidance counsellor told me about this camp, I never wanted to come…when I came I never socialized, I sat in a corner by myself, after I started to grow and talking with the others, and socializing,” St. James High School, Sade McIntosh revealed, while speaking at a recent closing out ceremony held at the Family and Parenting Centre, in the parish where the programme is administered.     “When I went back to school, I was not angry anymore. I was not ready to fight anybody anymore. I was just calm and gentle,” she added. The programme ran for some 12 months and catered for 360 students. It saw 216 youth from the cohort partially taken from the formal school system for five hours per week and given behavior modification therapy for two weeks. The participants were those who may have been suspended from schools, and those who were exhibiting behaviors indicating that suspension from school would be the next course of disciplinary action. The sessions included life skills development and pro-social behavior development. The project also incorporated training of 300 parents and caregivers in non-violent alternative disciplinary skills, and provided them with handbooks for future and long-term use. Mother of four, Miss Trivonnie Ajoe, said the programme taught her how to talk with her children, and “how to share and keep a relationship with them-we are encouraging people to come to this meeting (the Centre), don’t feel that life is done as you see it; there is much more ahead of you,” she said. Head of the Centre, Dr. Beverley Scott, reported that most of the participants had displayed variant normal behaviors, but after the modification intervention, screening revealed that most of them could return to the regular school system on a permanent basis, while three students were referred to other agencies for further intervention. “St. James High School was plagued by fights and violence. A number of my students that were giving problems I referred them there (the Centre), some of them I deliberately took them out of school for up to two weeks, had them attend the Centre before they came back to school. The Centre worked wonders for them,” stated Guidance Counsellor at St. James High, Radcliffe Virgo. For his part, Dean of Discipline at the Green Pond High School Donald Webley, said the intervention initiative allowed him to send students to the Centre, and also to have Dr. Scott conduct parent conferences and workshops at the school. Project Manager at JSIF for the JSDF, Ayanna Demetrius, said the programme administered for parents who are challenged and their offspring, was timely and “very much in line with the Ministry of Education’s thrust to incorporate parents with students and teachers as a means to promote good parenting and force parents to take equal responsibility  for their children’s education. “The pull-out component was the other element which was specially designed for youth in crisis, who had been temporally removed from formal school system. These students, some had been expelled from the formal school system, some were at home…had been suspended for an extended period and required the completion of therapy before being admitted back into the school system,” Mrs. Demetrius explained. The projected cost some $ 25million, and had participation of 24 guidance counsellors from the 12 participating primary and high schools in the parish. Mrs. Demetrius said after the successful “meeting of the programme goals,” every effort was made to reintegrate participants into the formal school system. “For some students who had been expelled, after the completion of the therapy, they are returned to school, referred to other schools, the Family Court, or in some cases, the hospital for mental health problems,” she said. Parents and guardians were trained to use non-violent discipline, and guidance counselors and deans of discipline were trained to detect and refer children for therapy in a timely manner. The project also included the provision of handbooks to both students and parents.last_img read more

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Tourism Minister Expects Strong Winter Season

first_img The upcoming winter tourist season expected to be one of the best ever. Story Highlights There were 1,659,330 visitors from January to October 2013. The figures for Montego Bay and Kingston are showing increases for September and October. Minister of Tourism and Entertainment, Hon. Dr. Wykeham McNeill, says the tourism industry is showing good results, with the upcoming winter tourist season expected to be one of the best ever.“I am pleased to tell you that the tourism industry is doing well. We have enjoyed a good summer after a relatively weak winter (2012) and even with 2,000 (10 per cent) of room inventory off the market, Jamaica’s visitor arrivals since August have bucked the regional trend for flat arrivals in 2013,” the Minister said.Dr. McNeill, who was addressing the official launch of the Agro-Tourism Farmers’ Market Initiative in Negril on October 30, informed that there were 1,659,330 visitors from January to October, which is a 0.2 per cent increase over the same period last year.“In fact, we are experiencing the best October ever,” he said, noting that arrivals are expected to reach the two million mark by year-end.He said the figures for Montego Bay and Kingston are showing increases for September and October, with Kingston’s performance being particularly impressive, given the absence of 303 rooms due to the closure of Wyndham Kingston Hotel.He credited the improvements to the continued drive to diversify the source markets, moving beyond the traditional markets of the United States, Canada, and Western Europe, and tapping into Latin American and Eastern Europe.“We have good airlifts arrangements in place,” the Tourism Minister indicated.“Starting November 1, Russia will be moving from 320 seats to 500 seats. Then on November 7, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner will make its inaugural flight to the Caribbean, landing in Montego Bay.  The extended flying range and fuel efficiency of this Dreamliner mean bigger and better things for Jamaica as it will open up new market opportunities for Jamaica, enabling us to reach deeper into Europe and Asia than had been possible before,” he pointed out.The Minister also revealed that the waiving of visa requirements has assisted in gaining ground in Russia and opened the door to Scandinavia (Denmark, Norway, Hungary and Sweden) the Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia, and Ukraine.“While these numbers are great for Jamaica and great for the economy, I am on a mission to ensure that every Jamaican benefits from the tourism earnings. Tourism can be sustainable if the man on the ground is involved and enjoys the tourism returns,” Dr. McNeill said.last_img read more

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Bhaker secures Indias 7th Olympic quota in shooting

first_imgMunich: Young Manu Bhaker secured India its seventh Olympic quota in shooting with a fourth-place finish in the women’s 10m air pistol event of the ISSF World Cup here on Wednesday, putting behind the disappointment of pistol malfunction in her earlier event. While a score of 201.0 in the final got India a quota for the 2020 Tokyo Games, the 17-year-old Bhaker missed out on a medal by the narrowest of margins, trailing reigning Olympic and world champion Anna Korakaki of Greece by a mere 0.1 point at that stage. Also Read – We don’t ask for kind of tracks we get: Bowling coach ArunWinner of multiple medals at top global events, Bhaker finished third in qualification with a total of 582 points (28 x inner 10s), shooting a solid 98 in her last two rounds. On Monday, Bhaker suffered a heartbreak as she missed out on the podium after a weapon malfunction saw her slip to fifth spot after leading the field. Yashaswini Singh Deswal, a junior World Cup winner, was also on course to make the final before a poor series of 92 in the final set saw her slip to 22nd with a total of 574 (17 x inner 10s). Heena Sidhu, the third Indian in the fray, was placed 45th with a total of 570 (13 x inner 10s). Korakaki and the bronze winning Korean Kim Minjung were not eligible from the start, having exhausted either their individual or country quotas in earlier competitions. Also Read – Bastian Schweinsteiger announces retirement, could join Germany set-upBhaker shared the two available quotas with the silver winning Chinese athlete Qian Wei. The gold winning score was 241.4, silver was decided at 239.6 while bronze was won at 220.8. India have now picked up two Olympic quotas from the ongoing World Cup as well as three gold medals to lead the medal tally with one more day to go. Sunidhi Chauhan gave a good account of herself in the women’s 50m rifle 3 positions event, losing out on a maiden ISSF World Cup finals berth on account of lesser inner 10s. Needing to be among the top eight to qualify for the final, Sunidhi shot a creditable 1175 to tie on points with the 6th, 7th and 8th placed shooters, but Italian former world champion Petra Zublasing edged her out for the last spot with 57-inner 10 counts to Sunidhi’s 51.last_img read more

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Man wanted in Belize murder case charged after northern Ontario drug bust

first_imgSUDBURY, Ont. – Police say a drug seizure in northern Ontario resulted in the arrest of a man suspected of murder in Belize, as well as other crimes in Toronto.The Greater Sudbury Police Service says the man was arrested on Friday as part of a drug bust at a local home.A check on the man’s identity, which was not released, found he was wanted for a number of alleged crimes further afield.They say he’s wanted in Belize on one count of first-degree murder, but did not provide details of the case.In Toronto, police had a warrant out for his arrest on several charges including robbery with a firearm, extortion and theft under $5,000.Sudbury police say he will answer to local drug charges, travel to Toronto to face charges there, then be extradited to Belize.last_img

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South Korea says Trump will meet North Koreas Kim by May

first_imgSouth Korea’s national security director says President Donald Trump has decided he will meet with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un “by May.”Chung Eui-yong spoke outside the White House after a day of briefings with senior U.S. officials, including Trump, on the recent inter-Korea talks. Chung says Trump said “he would meet Kim Jong Un by May to achieve permanent denuclearization” of the Korean peninsula.Chung says Kim told the South Koreans he is “committed to denuclearization” and pledged that “North Korea will refrain from any further nuclear or missile tests.”The meeting would be the first of its kind between a leader of North Korea and a sitting president of the United States. The two countries have been in a formal state of war since the Korean War in the 1950s.last_img read more

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Police seek to question third man about Cree womans mysterious Toronto condo

first_imgToronto police investigators are looking to interview Sergio Abreu about the circumstances surrounding the mysterious death of Bell Laboucan-McLean. Photo:clubcatcher.comBy Jorge Barrera APTN National NewsToronto police investigators are now seeking to question a third man in relation to the mysterious circumstances surrounding the death of a Cree woman who fell 31 storeys from the balcony of a Toronto condo this past July, APTN National News has learned.Police are still trying to determine what led to Bella Laboucan-McLean’s death in the early morning hours of July 20, 2013.Investigators have already questioned two men and two women who were at a party in condo unit 3109 at the time when Laboucan-McLean, 25, fell to her death.Nobody in the condo called police at the time of the incident. A man from the condo called in a missing persons report on Laboucan-McLean 12 hours after she fell from the a balcony on the 31st floor of 21 Iceboat Terr.Investigators are still trying to determine whether the death was suicide, accidental or murder. The case has not been transferred to homicide detectives and is in the hands of Toronto police’s 14 Division’s criminal investigation bureau.The division’s investigators have obtained a production order from an Ontario judge to access the cell phone records of at least four of the individuals in the condo at the time of Laboucan-McLean’s death.They hope to discover whether there were any spikes in data transfers or phone calls to and from cells at the time of the fateful fall.It could take up to three months for police to obtain the records from cell phone service providers, according to a police source close to the investigation.Investigators, however, have managed to confirm the identity of a third man who was also in the condo at the time of the incident, according to the police source.Investigators knew early on that a man named “Sergio” was also at the party, but failed to glean any information beyond his first name from their interviews.He has since been identified as Sergio Abreu who appears to be friends with Andrew James, aka Ox, the man who was renting unit 3109.The two were pictured together at the Tryst nightclub in December 2012, according to Facebook photos.Andrew James (left) and Sergio Abreu (right) in a photo posted in December 2012 on Abreu’s Facebook page.The two men were also photographed together at Tryst on July 19, 2013, the same night Laboucan-McLean went to the club with friend Antony Rankine. The four later went to James’ condo with two women from Montreal.Andrew James (foreground) and Sergio Abreu (background) at club Tryst on July 19, 2013. Photo: clubcatcher.comAbreu is currently unemployed and no longer has an active cell phone number, according to a relative contacted by APTN National News.Abreu did not respond to requests for comment from APTN National News.Investigators made contact with Abreu last week.Police were alerted to Laboucan-McLean’s death at about 5 a.m. when a neighbour called police after hearing a strange sound and seeing a body on the ground.Investigators went into the condo building and began knocking on doors from the section of the building from where they believed she fell.They came up empty. Investigators believe the party was still going at the time of Laboucan-McLean’s death.“They were partying when the police was called at 5 a.m.,” said the police source.Rankine, who is also a hip hop artist named Scandalis, told APTN National News that no one knew Laboucan-McLean had disappeared until they woke later in the day.“The truth has been told already,” said Rankine. “None of us knew she fell until we woke up next day. The police have all this information.”Police are still investigation mysterious circumstances around the death of Bella Laboucan-McLean, 25. Photo courtesy of LeeLee PhotographyLaboucan-McLean grew up in her mother’s community of Sturgeon Lake Cree Nation in Alberta. Her father Billy Joe Laboucan is the Chief of the Lubicon Lake Band.She had recently graduated from Humber College’s Fashion Arts program and was planning to launch a career in the industry. She also attended the University of Alberta.Her death stunned her friends and family who believe there is no way she would have taken her own life.A vigil held near the spot where she died was attended by actor Tantoo Cardinal and author Naomi Klein.jbarrera@aptn.ca@JorgeBarreralast_img read more

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Conservatives say Trump caved but confident hell get wall

WASHINGTON — No retreat, no surrender is how President Donald Trump frames his decision to temporarily reopen the government while still pursuing a border wall deal.Some of his conservative backers have a different take, using words like “pathetic” and “wimp.”Other Trump supporters seem willing to give Trump the benefit of the doubt, while insisting that any ultimate government funding deal the president signs must include money for a wall.Trump defended himself Saturday from the conservative backlash to his decision to end the 35-day partial government shutdown without money for his promised border wall.He says if he doesn’t get a fair deal from Congress, the government will shut down again on Feb. 15 or he will use his executive authority to address problems on the southern U.S. border.Deb Riechmann And Steve Peoples, The Associated Press read more

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US says no change to visa policy for Sri Lankans

Some social media websites published stories stating that President Donald Trump had signed an executive order to allow all Sri Lanka nationals travel to the United States without visas. The United States says there is no change to the visa policy for Sri Lankans.The US Embassy in Colombo said that rumors of a change in policy with regards to visitors from Sri Lanka are not true. The fake news stories stated that the new order, serving as a change in visa policy for Sri Lankans traveling to the United States, would permit them stay in the U.S for a maximum period of 180 days for Tourism or Business purposes only. (Colombo Gazette)

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Toronto New York markets close on better note after big drop amid

by Brian McKenna, The Canadian Press Posted Jun 30, 2015 6:02 am MDT Last Updated Jun 30, 2015 at 3:16 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Toronto, New York markets close on better note after big drop amid Greek woes TORONTO – Buyers returned to North American stock markets Tuesday after frantic selling the previous session sparked by the Greek debt crisis drove most major indexes into the red for the year to date.The S&P/TSX composite index closed up a solid 63.18 points at 14,553.33, but still finished the first six months of the year with a slight loss courtesy of an almost 318-point plunge on Monday.The loonie was down sharply, off 0.64 of a U.S. cent at 80.06 cents amid speculation of a possible rate cut by the Bank of Canada after Statistics Canada reported gross domestic product contracted for a fourth consecutive month in April.Gareth Watson, director, investment management and research, Richardson GMP, described the GDP numbers as “disappointing,” noting economists had been expecting a 0.1 per cent gain versus the 0.1 per cent loss the economy actually delivered.“It will get some people talking about potentially a technical recession if Q2 ends up being in negative territory,” Watson said.“But, more broadly speaking, the concern here is that the Bank of Canada might look at the data and feel that perhaps another interest rate cut is necessary … and, of course, the Canadian dollar will always fall on those expectations that rates are going to go lower.”In New York, indexes were also higher after big drops Tuesday, with the Dow Jones industrial average advancing 23.16 points to 17,619.51 following a 350-point drop Monday, its biggest of the year.The Nasdaq bounced back 28.40 points to 4,986.87 and the S&P 500 added 5.47 points to 2,063.11 and was marginally in positive territory for the year to date.In commodities, the August oil contract rose $1.14 to US$59.47 a barrel, while the August gold fell $7.20 to US$1,171.80 an ounce.Canadian markets will be closed Wednesday for the Canada Day holiday. New York markets will remain open but close Friday in advance of the July 4th Independence Day holiday on Saturday.Despite the recovery on markets Tuesday, Greece’s debt woes appear likely to drive volatility for some time to come.Currently, talks are at a standstill and the Greek people face a referendum on Sunday called by Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to accept or reject austerity terms demanded by creditors. As a result, Athens seemed certain to miss a midnight deadline Tuesday to make a 1.6-billion-euro repayment to the International Monetary Fund.“It’s been said that the IMF will give them a month’s grace period before taking any type of action,” Watson said, adding that the next big date is July 20 “when it owes, I believe, the (European Central Bank) some money.”So expect ongoing volatility between now and July 20 “no matter what the outcome (of the referendum) and definitely if the answer is ‘No,’” he added.Note to readers: This is a corrected story: A previous version gave an incorrect number for the S&P 500 close read more

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Dragons return to judge Monster Pitch

Jim Treliving and Bruce Croxon, both well-known personalities from CBC’s popular show Dragons’ Den, are slated to spend some quality time with Brock University students in March.Treliving, one of five Dragons’ Den judges, and Croxon, a former Dragon and co-host of BNN’s The Disruptors, will judge the sixth annual Monster Pitch competition hosted by the Brock Innovation Group in partnership with the Goodman School of Business and sponsored by Spara Capital Partners.Joining Treliving and Croxon are Goodman alumni Deborah Rosati, corporate director and co-founder of Women Get On Board, and Jason Sparaga, co-founder and co-CEO of Spark Power Corp. and founder of Spara Capital Partners. Spara Capital Partners is one of Canada’s leading independent mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance firms working on behalf of private business owners. Spark Power Corp., is a leader and innovator, providing reliable energy services nationally, to a diverse, blue chip customer base in the power and utility sector.Monster Pitch puts entrepreneurial students in the hot seat where they will pitch their ideas to a panel of business experts for a chance to win cash and startup services.No one knows the value of this event better than BBA student Johnathan Holland. Two years ago at Monster Pitch, Holland pitched his idea to build an online marketplace for non-traditional methods of currency exchange.After claiming the grand prize, Holland went on to further develop his venture during two co-op work terms thanks to the Deborah E. Rosati Co-op Entrepreneurship Scholarship. The prize package and networking opportunity that Monster Pitch afforded him were instrumental in getting his company, Curexe, off the ground.“Our team is thrilled to welcome all four judges back,” says BBA student Karlo Visaticki, President of Goodman’s Brock Innovation Group. “They have all been involved with Monster Pitch before and their continued support of entrepreneurship at Brock is extremely valuable to students.”The Brock Innovation Group has now opened applications for Monster Pitch hopefuls on its website. Students who are successful in this round of applications will participate in Monster Pitch on March 22, 2016. read more

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Students explore career opportunities in wine and cider industry

It looked a lot like speed dating: strangers exchanging introductions and asking questions before a buzzer sounds to mark a switch in conversation partners.But instead of looking for their perfect match, Brock Oenology and Viticulture (OEVI) students were using the 15-minute windows to meet and impress potential employers.Hosted at Pond Inlet by Brock’s Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute (CCOVI) and Co-op, Career and Experiential Education, the Jan. 15 event brought students together with a dozen industry professionals to explore careers in the wine industry, including the booming field of cider production.The evening’s setup offered the chance to ask questions about employment opportunities without the pressure and nerves that sometimes come with a job interview. The list of prospective employers included a research development specialist, a vineyard manager, an oenologist and several winemakers, as well as three representatives from the craft cider sector.A little more than five years ago, there were only a handful of cider producers in Ontario, but today, that number sits at more than 60. “The industry is definitely exploding,” said Antonella Presta, a winemaker and cider maker at Sunnybrook Farm Estate Winery and Ironwood Hard Cider, who came out to meet CCOVI’s latest cohort of talented students. “There are so many different styles and opportunities to make great unique products, not only apple cider but also perry (pear cider) and other fruit ciders. They can be hopped or oaked — the possibilities really are endless.”That innovation has cider makers creating a range of products that appeal to a large and growing consumer base, which  has led to a booming industry. With growing demand for cider comes the need for more qualified workers, making the CCOVI career event a solid recruitment opportunity for producers.Colio Estates Wines, in Harrow, Ont., has “changed greatly” since the purchase of Thornbury Cider three years ago and the introduction of Colio’s Cider House, said Chief Financial Officer Derek Cartlidge.The business is currently undergoing a 6,000-square-foot addition and operations have doubled in size over the last several years and continue to grow. That sizeable growth was a big factor in bringing Cartlidge and Colio Estate winemaker Alison Christ to the Brock career night.“It is a great opportunity to get face-to-face with some of these students who may not necessarily think of coming to Lake Erie North Shore, where we are located,” Cartlidge said. “We need help during harvest and we have co-op placements to fill. We are looking for people who are interested in learning and getting a hands-on approach.”Colio and Sunnybrook Farm are just two of the many Ontario wineries now also producing cider.CCOVI is helping apple growers and hard cider producers meet the demands of this rapidly growing market.The Brock institute is the only program provider in Canada to offer a certification in cider production through the Cider Institute of North America (CINA), and also provides analytical testing services to help cider makers deliver the best product possible.“With the strength of the OEVI program and CCOVI’s central role in professional development, our students and alumni are in a great position to be leaders in the growing Canadian cider industry,” said Steven Trussler, the CINA-certified instructor in CCOVI’s cider program. “Seeing these cider-based employers coming to campus to meet our students is great proof of that.”CCOVI is in a position to further drive the industry forward with more advanced courses, including a new professional development program for cider makers that will be unveiled next month at CiderCon — an annual opportunity for the cider community to share ideas, collaborate and learn.“Any time you can get a group of people with experience and knowledge to educate more people about cider, it improves the quality of the entire industry and is great for Ontario,” Christ said. read more

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Modular Mining Systems announces new CEO

first_imgLuiz Steinberg is Modular Mining Systems’ new President and Chief Executive Officer. He will assume the position, currently held by Peter Carter, effective on September 16. Steinberg joined Modular in 1993, and he hassince held a variety of positions of increasing responsibility. In 2000, Steinberg opened the Modular subsidiary in Brazil and served as regional General Manager until 2005. Most recently, as Vice President of Product Development, Steinberg guided hardware and software development and strategic R&D to meet the needs of Modular customers.  “Luiz brings a rich background in high technology, as well as a strong understanding of mining customers,” states Kazunori Kuromoto – President, ICT Business, Construction & Mining Equipment Marketing Division, Komatsu Ltd. Kuromoto continues, “His leadership will enable Modular to continue providing unique and innovative value to the mining industry and to Komatsu mining products and services.”Steinberg holds a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from the Federal University of Pernambuco in Brazil and a Master’s degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering and Manufacturing from the University of Florida.Departing President and CEO, Peter Carter, plans to return to his home country of Australia to be closer to his family. Serving as CEO since 2005, Carter has led Modular through unprecedented growth. Regarding his successor, Carter states, “Luiz is well-qualified to lead the company through the next growth stage. He will provide a unique combination of technology and general management knowledge, acquired through his varied assignments at Modular.”Modular provides powerful information management solutions to meet the needs of both surface and underground mining operations worldwide.last_img read more

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Petar Nenadic before EHF CL comeback Ready for any role which Ljubo

The highest-paid transfer during the winter break in Men’s handball, Petar Nenadic move from Fuchse Berlin to Telekom Veszprem, caused a lot of attention in the last few months. The 32-years old Serbian playmaker netted the first goal in win over Gyongyos 31:18 in domestic league, but the real come-back will be seen tonight in Kiel, when Veszprem face one of the biggest rivals (19.30) in the first EHF Champions League match of the year.I am more than satisfied, the first impression is fantastic. Seven days past quickly in moving, first training sessions, finding connections. I had 5-6 sessions with the team, not too much, but I am trying to adapt as quickly as I can. I expect to play against Kiel, but without pressure. I will try to help my team-mates to win two points on tough away match. I will play on playmaker position, but also left back, everything, where I can help. Everything that Ljubo demands, I will try to fulfill – said Nenadic for Balkan-Handball.com. PHOTO: Telekom Veszprem ← Previous Story “GOLDEN IS BACK”: Gudmundur Gudmundsson overtakes Iceland Next Story → Sporting beat Porto in Portuguese derby Petar NenadicTelekom VeszpremTHW Kiel read more

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Greeks in Perth bracing up for Glendi

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Organizers of the ‘Glendi’ Festival in Perth have a very specific goal in mind: to break the record of the ‘World’s Largest LiveLighter Zorba Dance’, set at the 2016 edition, when 2,000 people engaged in joyous sirtaki. “We are hoping to break that record, on Sunday 22 April at Elizabeth Quay and maybe set a world record,” they say.Perth’s ‘Glendi’ Greek Festival returns to Elizabeth Quay on the weekend of 21 and 22 April, with a promise to offer unforgettable moments of energy and vitality to people of all ages. During the weekend, visitors will have the opportunity to taste signature Greek dishes, like souvlaki, gyros, calamari and octopus, while famous pastry chef George Diakomichalis, will create some gastronomic surprises.Pastry chef George Diakomichalis (left), has gastronomic surprises up his sleeve.At the same time, festival goers will enjoy greek folk music and traditional dances from various parts of Greece, as well as oriental dancers and a demonstration of plate-smashing.The festival also includes fun and leisure activities for children, stalls showcasing Greek produce and a bar offering a vast variety of drinks and coffee.Perth’s Glendi Greek Festival, taking place under the auspices of LiveLighter, a Western Australia program to Australian adults to lead healthier lifestyles, is a cultural platform welcoming and uniting Greeks in Perth.“The popularity of the two previous editions of the festival reflects Western Australia’s interest in Greek cultur and I’m certain that the upcoming Glendi will surprise and, once again, unite and delight the broader community that wants to celebrate Greek lifestyle,” says Festival organizer Despene Kalaf. Brought up with the ideals of Greek culture instilled in her by her parents and grandmother, Despene Kalaf developed a strong sense of appreciation from very early age. “I believe that it is very important for my generation to embrace the Greek traditions that our forebearers  taught us and ensure that these customs will continue in the future”, she says.The Glendi Festival will take place on Saturday 21 April (3-10pm) and on Sunday 22 April (11am-8pm).Entry fee is $2 per person – free for children under 12 years old.Perth Glendi Association is a not-for-profit organisation.last_img read more

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Google fête lanniversaire de Thomas Edison

first_imgGoogle fête l’anniversaire de Thomas EdisonLe moteur de recherche a mis à l’honneur le célèbre inventeur américain à l’occasion de son 164eanniversaire.Ce vendredi, Thomas Edison aurait eu 164 ans. Pour célébrer son anniversaire et honorer sa mémoire, Google a modifié son logo sur sa page d’accueil pour le remplacer par un Doodle. Rendant hommage à l’inventeur américain, il renvoie en un clic à une page de résultats sur ce dernier, et donne l’occasion de découvrir sa vie.À lire aussiÉquinoxe du Printemps : pourquoi tombe-t-il le 20 mars ?Né en 1847, Thomas Edison est le fondateur de General Electric, et est principalement connu pour avoir déposé 1093 brevets dont certains ont changé les modes de vie. Pionnier de l’électricité, il s’est notamment autoproclamé inventeur du téléphone, de l’enregistrement du son, et du cinéma. Passionné par la chimie depuis le plus jeune âge, il a pourtant eu des débuts difficiles, vendant des cigares, des journaux, et des bonbons dans le train de la “Grand Trunk Railway”, qui reliait Port Huron à Détroit. Plus tard, il est devenu télégraphiste à Memphis, puis assistant-télégraphiste à la Western Union Company de Toronto, au Canada. Parfois surnommé le magicien de Menlo Park, ville rebaptisée en son honneur en 1954, Thomas Edison est décédé le 18 octobre 1931, à l’âge de 83 ans.Le 11 février 2011 à 18:29 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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Moo place vos profils sur cartes de visite

first_imgMoo place vos profils sur cartes de visiteDes cartes de visite façon Facebook? C’est désormais possible. Moo, un service d’impression de cartes d’affaires en ligne, s’est associé au réseau social pour proposer des cartes inspirées des profils. Ce service, accessible depuis Facebook et sur Moo, n’est cependant disponible que pour les utilisateurs qui sont passé sur Facebook Timeline. Le recto de la carte présentera la page de couverture d’un album, la photo de profil et les informations et coordonnées affichées. Sur le verso, la carte affichera une citation ainsi que l’URL du compte Facebook, le numéro de téléphone et l’adresse mail. Chacun peut éditer ses carte, cela devrait donc permettre aux quelques 800 millions d’utilisateurs de créer leurs cartes de visite personnalisées. Et pour les plus chanceux, les 200.000 premiers clients recevront gratuitement 50 cartes d’affaires, gracieusement offertes par Moo. Ensuite, pour une cinquantaine de cartes, l’usager devra débourser 15$ (12€). Mais grâce à l’option “Printfinity”, le prix restera identique, même si l’utilisateur souhaite utiliser une photo différente de l’album pour chaque photo. Pour pouvoir bénéficier de ce service via Facebook, rien de plus simple. L’usager n’a qu’à cliquer sur la carte placée à droite de ses coordonnées sur sa page d’informations personnelles. Le 9 janvier 2012 à 15:45 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more