Trump to address nation as shutdown threatens longer CanadaUS wait times

first_imgWASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is poised to address the nation in prime time tonight, as the U.S. government shutdown threatens to affect the Canada-U.S. border.Officials at Toronto’s Pearson Airport say last week’s longer-than-average wait times have eased as Trump’s immigration standoff with the Democrats, and the ensuing government shutdown is in its third week.They can’t say whether the delays were the result of fewer U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers or just part of the traditional crush of holiday travellers.The shutdown, now three days from becoming the longest in U.S. history, began Dec. 22 after Democrats on Capitol Hill refused to approve Trump’s demand for $5.7 billion to pay for his long-promised wall on the southern border with Mexico.Trump has since mused about declaring a national emergency, and is widely expected to make his case during tonight’s televised Oval Office address, the first of his presidency.Experts say if the shutdown persists, Canadians entering the U.S. will see an escalating impact at the northern border, where Customs and Border Protection officials are working without pay because their jobs are considered an essential service.Len Saunders, an immigration lawyer based near the border in Blaine, Wash., says those border guards — many of whom are supportive of the president’s border-security efforts — may soon stop showing up for work as they begin to feel the shutdown’s financial impact.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Fundraising efforts underway to build muchneeded Indigenous healing lodge in Toronto Annette FrancisAPTN NewsThe plan to build Toronto’s first Indigenous women’s healing lodge for women who are in trouble with the law is underway.The shelter was approved by Toronto city council in August but money must be raised to buy the property.Kelly Potvin, a member of  the Thunder Woman Healing Lodge Society, says fundraising is in full swing.“We’re at the very last hurdle, which is the last little bit of money that we need to purchase the land,” said Potvin.“So we’re talking to lenders, we’re talking to donors, and we’re on our last push to get that. We have so much money secured, but its back-end dollars.”In spite of objections from members of the local community, the proposed lodge was approved last month by the Scarborough Committee of Adjustment.The 24-bed healing lodge will be the first of its kind in Ontario, and only the fourth in the country.The six-story facility will be built on the corner of Kingston Road and Cliffside Drive in Scarborough (APTN).It’s a vision of Patti Pettigrew.“In my work as a Gladue writer, I work with a lot of women who are incarcerated and I’ve written their life stories – and they are horrendous. And so, with the right therapy, the right healing, they’ll gain their strength and their identity,” she said.If all goes well, the six-story facility will be built on the corner of Kingston Road and Cliffside Drive in Scarborough.“Toronto has a very large Indigenous population, a lot of the women, when they leave – like Grand Valley Institute – are dropped off in Toronto so the area that we would have the lodge has the largest indigenous population,”  Pettigrew said.She said the shelter will have around-the-clock supports, with access to Elders, cultural space and counselling.Potvin said it’s a much needed-facility for Indigenous women.“We know that women are disproportionately incarcerated even though the Office of the Correctional Investigator has called time and time again, year after year, for the de-carceration of Indigenous women, and Indigenous women should be moved into community and not behind bars and put into prisons,” said Potvin.Independent Senator Kim Pate knows women need a healing lodge in Canada’s biggest city. (APTN file)Independent Ontario Senator Kim Pate agrees.“The reality is that we need some much more robust effort to get people into communities, but I think it’s great that this group of women is doing all they can to get women out of prison and into a healing lodge,” said Pate.“The challenges they’re seeing is the resources aren’t being put in place in the community, so they’re left to have to raise their own funds instead of resources being available that are otherwise being spent to keep people in prison.”The closing date for the sale of the property is Nov. 15.According to Potvin, if the fundraising campaign is successful, shovels will be in the ground the next day.last_img read more

Flight diverted after bomb threat man demands to be taken to Sochi

first_imgTURKEY SCRAMBLED AN F-16 fighter jet to accompany a passenger plane arriving in Istanbul from Ukraine today after a bomb threat was made by a passenger demanding to go to the Winter Olympics venue of Sochi, Turkish officials said.Television footage showed the Pegasus Airlines flight from the Ukrainian city of Kharkov arriving in Istanbul’s Sabiha Gokcen airport.“People are still inside but the pilot called security and gave them a signal that they can enter the plane. There is a translator – a Turkish man near the Ukrainian to calm him down,” an airport official said.The passenger was believed to have drunk alcohol and was calmed down by the crew and persuaded to let the plane, a Boeing 737-800, land in Istanbul at 6:02 pm (1602 GMT), according to Dogan news agency.An official from Turkey’s transport ministry said there were 110 passengers on board and confirmed that a bomb threat had been made but said the plane had landed safely.Security teams were continuing inspections on the plane, the ministry said in a statement.Reporting by Orhan Coskun, Daren Butler and Evrim Ergin; Writing by Nick Tattersall; Editing by Dasha Afanasieva and Sonya HepinstallCopyright 2014 Thomson Reuters/ Click for Restrictions.Read: Check out Google’s not-so-subtle Winter Olympics doodlelast_img read more

Apple Reportedly Working on Wireless Headphones

first_imgApple does a lot of things well, but making headphones isn’t among them. Those cheap little white plastic earbuds have long been a dim spot in company’s otherwise aesthetically perfect mobile devices. They’re cheap and uncomfortable, and surely nearly everyone who has picked up an iPod or iPhone has almost immediately upgraded to a third-party pair of headphones. Word is, however, that those little white ear canal stretchers are going to be replaced by Apple. The company is reportedly working on its own stereo Bluetooth headphones.The headphones are said to be the fruit of the company’s reported acquisition of Wi-Gear, the company behind the iMuffs wireless headphones. As Ars Technica notes, neither company has actually confirmed the acquisition, though Wi-Gear’s site notes that the company has “ceased operations,” and its lead engineer Michael Kim is now on Apple’s payroll.last_img read more

Google Search now detects malwareinfected computers then tells user

first_imgGoogle has updated its search results page to also start informing users if their computer has a malware infection. The new service turns out to be a side effect of the search company detecting some unusual activity while performing maintenance at one of its data centers.The activity sparked an investigation with the collaboration of the companies sending the data to the data center in question. It turns out the activity was due to user’s machines being infected with malware meaning Google could detect individual machines that carried this infection just by flagging the activity patterns.The detection is possible because the malware being used accesses Google through a set number of proxy servers. So when Google notices traffic through one of these proxies it knows the machine sending the request is infected with this strain of malware.Rather than end the investigation there, Google decided to do something about the infected machines. So if you do a search and see the following message at the top of the results, it means you have a computer in need of an antivirus scan and malware removal.Google also offers a link that helps you to fix the problem by recommending what to search for to find an appropriate antivirus solution. Google also hosts a page with its own security software recommendations.via The Official Google BlogMatthew’s OpinionIt’s all well and good running an antivirus or complete security suite on a PC, but if a machine is already infected the chances are the user has no idea. Malware writers are very careful to make their malicious software as silent as possible. They want the program(s) to work in the background without a user’s knowledge.There is a gray area regarding whether companies should have the right to detect an infected machine and contact the owner of that PC. I am certainly on the side of contacting the owner as it’s in their interests to do so. This move by Google is a positive one as it is unintrusive while telling the user their machine has been compromised. It’s also likely to be very effective as search, and in particular Google Search, is so popular.last_img read more

Poll Should teachers in American schools be armed

first_img 37,967 Views Image: SIPA USA/PA Images Poll Results: YesNoI don’t knowVote Image: SIPA USA/PA Images Poll: Should teachers in American schools be armed? What do you think? Share16 Tweet Email1 I don’t know (302) Feb 23rd 2018, 9:06 AM center_img By Paul Hosford Yes (1421) No (12603) 166 Comments US PRESIDENT DONALD Trump has made headlines this week by suggesting some teachers be armed.Trump was speaking in the aftermath of last week’s school shooting in Florida which left 17 people dead.Trump says teachers would be able to “immediately fire back if a savage sicko came to a school with bad intentions”. Writing for this site, security specialist Dr Tom Clonan says the idea is “sinister”. “It is a statement of the absurd, uttered by an appalling president in the presence of school children, to placate the despicable lobby that is the NRA.”What do you think?We’re asking: Should teachers in American schools be armed? Short URL Friday 23 Feb 2018, 9:05 AM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Courir pieds nus pour ménager ses articulations

first_imgCourir pieds nus pour ménager ses articulationsFrance – Courir pieds nus ou avec des chaussures aux semelles fines permettrait aux coureurs d’atterrir plus en douceur et donc, de préserver leurs tendons et leurs articulations.Une étude publiée mercredi dans la revue Nature montre que les sportifs qui courent pieds nus atterrissent beaucoup plus progressivement que les coureurs chaussés. Conséquences : le corps ressent moins les chocs répétés et les articulations sont davantage préservées.  Les chercheurs ont étudié des coureurs, chaussés et non chaussés, parcourant une vingtaine de kilomètres par semaine. Ils se sont aperçu que les non chaussés posent en général l’avant du pied en premier sur le sol, mais même lorsqu’ils déposent la plante du pied ou le talon, l’impact est moins brutal. La plupart des coureurs qui portent des chaussures de sport encaissent près de deux à trois fois le poids de leur corps à chaque contact avec le sol. Au fil du temps, des lésions finissent par apparaître chez 30 à 75% d’entre eux. La fameuse basket molletonnée pourrait bien être prochainement boudée par les spécialistes. Les concepteurs envisagent déjà de revoir les modèles afin de leur donner une fonction plus minimaliste. Les chercheurs avertissent tout de même qu’il est nécessaire d’établir une transition en douceur si l’on souhaite opter pour une semelle plus fine, les tendons ont besoin de s’adapter progressivement à cette modification.Le 29 janvier 2010 à 09:25 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Le New York Times diminue encore son accès gratuit

first_imgLe New York Times diminue encore son accès gratuitLe site du New York Times est devenu payant depuis plus d’un an, mais il ne totalise que 454.000 abonnés. Le nombre d’articles disponibles gratuitement va maintenant encore plus être réduit, dans l’espoir d’attirer de nouveaux clients. Le New York Times est une grosse pointure, que ce soit en papier ou en numérique.  Ils publient des enquêtes poussées et suivent l’actualité dans bien des domaines.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Au lendemain de la publication de l’État des médias 2011 par le Pew Research Center (lien non disponible), où il était question de la domination de l’information via des moyens numériques, le journal annonce le resserrement  (lien non disponible)de son mur gratuit. Depuis un an, les visiteurs non-abonnés n’avaient plus accès qu’ à 20 articles en ligne avant de devoir payer. Ce nombre va désormais être réduit à 10. Les articles de Une et ceux relayés via le compte Twitter du NYT sont, par contre toujours, disponibles gratuitement. Cette restriction peut certes être facilement contournée, comme le rappelait le site Mashable. Le compte twitter @freeNYTimes donne les liens vers tous les nouveaux articles, permettant de tout lire sans rien payer. Le NYT fait d’ailleurs presque la même chose sur son compte twitter officiel… qui compte près de 4,6 millions d’abonnés !Pour son site en ligne, le NYT cumule 454.000 abonnés sur les versions iPad, web et smartphone.  Ceux-ci payant, selon la formule, 15, 20 ou 35 dollars par mois. Ce n’est sans doute pas suffisant pour compenser les pertes de la version papier, et il faut leur souhaiter que cela s’améliore avec ces nouvelles restrictions…Le 21 mars 2012 à 21:00 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Geek Deals Get Digital Tabletop Games for 1 with Humble Bundle

first_imgPhysical board and card games are great fun, but the appeal of digital versions is hard to deny. No time spent setting up or taking down, no space constraints, and bringing a smartphone or tablet along is much easier than lugging around multiple boxes. So if you’re ready to make the jump to digital tabletop games, this week’s Humble Bundle is phenomenal. • Humble Digital Tabletop BundleThe lowest tier will only cost a buck, but it’s punching well above its weight. Not only will you get Steam versions of each game, but Ticket To Ride and Mysterium are also available on Android.Pay at least $1Ticket to Ride – Complete BundleTicket To Ride (Android Version)Sentinels of the MultiverseMysterium: A Psychic Clue GameMysterium: A Psychic Clue Game (Android Version)Bonus: 10% off your first month of Humble MonthlyBonus: Sentinels of the Multiverse SoundtrackNow, if you’re willing to beat the average, you’ll unlock Carcassonne, Pathfinder Adventures, Talisman, and a host of DLC.Beat the averagePathfinder AdventuresCarcassonne – Tiles & TacticsSentinels of the Multiverse – Shattered TimelinesTalisman: Digital EditionTalisman – The Highland ExpansionTalisman – The Dungeon ExpansionTalisman (Android Version + Two DLC)And if you have the money to spare, the $10 level is what you’ll want. All of the other games come along with your purchase, and a Steam copy of Armello will be yours to keep.Pay at least $10Armello$2 Humble Wallet credit (Humble Monthly Subscribers Only)Not only will this bundle give you an absurd number of games, but charity benefits too. WaterAid UK will receive a portion of your purchase by default, but you can easily switch it to another cause that’s close to your heart if you’d prefer.Sale Ends: September 11th, 2018 at 11AM PTNote: Terms and conditions apply. See the Humble site for more information.For more great Humble deals, go to TechBargains.last_img read more

WWE star quits the company this weekend per new report

first_img Google+ Ronda Rousey Highlighting WWEs Problems Julian Edelman Launches Youtube Channel Now Playing Up Next WhatsApp Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Seth Rollins Pinterest Justin Gabriel quit WWE this weekend according to a new report by The Wrestling Observer/Figure Four Online. No other details are known at this time. Gabriel hasn’t issued a new tweet since Wednesday on his official account.He signed with WWE developmental back in 2009, was part of the Nexus group in 2010, transitioned to being part of The Corre group in 2011 and continued on as an undercard talent for the last few years at live events and on Main Event/Superstars tapings.Source: The Wrestling Observer/Figure Four OnlineRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipSeth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate OccasionsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -0:27 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Videos Articles Kurt Angle Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Clash of Champions Highlights: Luke Harper returns, Rollins/Strowman, Becky against Sasha center_img Now Playing Up Next Cesaro Live Podcast: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Videos Articles Facebook Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It Joan Jett Set To Perform Ronda Rouseys Entrance At WrestleMania 35 Twitter Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Nextlast_img read more

Yukon Quest rookies help each other on the trail

first_imgDownload AudioThe Yukon Quest is winding down. The last musher, Canadian rookie Gaeton Pierrard is expected to cross the finish line early Friday morning. Running at the back of the pack can be just as trying and rewarding as racing at the front. That was the case for rookie mushers Andy Pace and Laura Neese.Laura Neese leaving Braeburn (Photo by Molly Rettig, KUAC – Fairbanks)Neese, the youngest musher in the Yukon Quest, finished the race on Wednesday night in thirteenth place. Earlier that day, with only a hundred miles left, said she wasn’t ready for it to be over.“Then we got in here it hit me, this is the last checkpoint,” said Neese. “I don’t want to be done.”Last week, a blizzard on American Summit brought several mushers to their knees, stranding some in cabins and forcing others to camp in the howling snow. Several were still in shock when they came into Dawson City.But Neese said it was her favorite part of the race.“The storm was really cool just to see the dogs in that new experience,” Neese said.Neese is 19 years old, and has dreamed of running the Yukon Quest since elementary school. She finished high school and college early to become a long-distance dog musher. In the mountains between Eagle and Dawson, she ran into the worst conditions she has ever seen. The trail had been wiped out by snow and wind, and she had to break through deep snowdrifts.“Drifts were deep enough the dogs were just swimming in them,” said Neese.Not only did Neese make it through with a smile, she helped another musher through too.Andrew Pace is a 36-year-old rookie from Healy. His team started the race strong, but partway through he had to drop his lead dog, Solo, because of pneumonia. When he left Eagle and headed into the mountains, he was missing his main leader.He made it over the first summit, but started having trouble on the second one.“Then the wind started coming, snow started coming, ice snow, it was pretty nasty,” said Pace.Pace was working as hard as he could to help his dogs up the hill, running, ski poling, and kicking to give them more momentum, but they just didn’t want to pull.“I was just drenched in sweat,” Pace said. “And I had already done that on American Summit so my backup clothes were already ice blocks in my sled.”With no other options, he stopped to camp again. Because they were moving so slow between checkpoints, he had run out of dry clothes and dog food. He was worried that he might have to activate his emergency beacon and scratch from the race.“At that point I just thought, I don’t want to do it,” said Pace. “But if I don’t have another dog team to follow in right now I’m gonna have to press the button or I’m going to have to walk them in.”On long distances or rough conditions, dogs can lose the will to pull. Sometimes, all they need is something to chase. So Pace wrote a note and posted it on his ski pole next to the trail, hoping a musher would see it.The note read: “Dog team won’t go. Help. Hung it up, got in my sleeping bag and went to sleep for a little bit.”Soon he saw a headlamp coming over the hill. Neese had been seeing Pace’s tracks for awhile. She didn’t know who it was, but she could tell they were having trouble.“Came up on it and it was obvious he was camped not planning to be camped,” Neese said. “So I passed and stopped an asked if he wanted to follow.”He did. Pace lined out his team and started running again, following Neese through the night. Every few minutes, he saw the flash of a headlamp as she turned around to check on him. Soon, his dogs were back in race mode.“Oddly enough that last run I was riding the brake like a banshee again,” said Pace.Pace said the teenage musher was his savior that day.“She was awesome,” Pace said of Neese. “She was super absolutely whatever you need, really nice and really calm. She’s really good with her dogs.”Neese said she learned a lot from her first thousand-mile race, and sees more of them in her future.“Oh yeah, I’ll be back next year,” Neese said.Pace came into Braeburn Wednesday morning, just as Neese was taking off.He said he learned a lot about leadership from his first Yukon Quest. When he dropped his lead dog, Solo, it totally changed the dynamic of his team. He was feeling deflated, and the dogs picked up on it.“I feel closer to recognizing how to help them and encourage them and how to lead with them,” Pace said.last_img read more

Texas Heads Back To Federal Appeals Court In LongWinding Voter ID Fight

first_img Share Cheryl Gerber for The Texas TribuneThe U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans.State officials and the minority rights groups suing Texas over its strict voter identification restrictions are headed back to court.A three-judge panel of the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals will hear arguments on Tuesday over the state’s recent revisions to its 2011 voter identification law and whether those changes cure legal issues with the original law. The recent changes — which softened previous voter ID requirements considered among the toughest in the nation — were passed in response to court rulings that the 2011 law discriminated against Hispanic and black voters.Why is the case back in court?Since Texas lawmakers passed the 2011 voter ID law, the state and the measure’s foes have faced off several times in court. This time around, they’ll largely focus on Senate Bill 5, a bill the Legislature passed earlier this year after courts found fault with the previous law.Last year, the 5th Circuit ruled that the 2011 law disproportionately burdened minority voters, who were less likely to have one of seven forms of identification the state required them to show at the polls. U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos upped the ante in April, ruling that the state discriminated against those voters on purpose. Her ruling raised the possibility she could invoke a section of the Voting Rights Act to put Texas’ elections laws back under federal oversight.Following those rulings, Texas leaders proposed SB 5, a bill that mostly followed the lead of temporary voter ID rules Ramos put in place for the 2016 elections in an effort to ease the state’s requirements.The new law allows Texans without photo ID to vote if they present alternate forms of ID and sign affidavits swearing a “reasonable impediment” kept them from obtaining the proper ID.Those voters could present documents such as utility bills, bank statements or paychecks to confirm their identification. Those found to have lied about not possessing the proper photo ID could be charged with a state jail felony, which carries a penalty of 180 days to two years in jail.Under the new law, the permissible IDs remain the same as the earlier law: a state driver’s license or ID card, a concealed handgun license, a U.S. passport, a military ID card, a U.S. citizenship certificate or an election identification certificate.But in August, Ramos tossed that bill out, too, saying it didn’t clear Texas lawmakers of discriminating against Hispanic and black voters when they passed the original law.“Not one of the discriminatory features of [the old law] is fully ameliorated by the terms of SB 5,” she wrote.That sent the case on to the 5th Circuit for appeals.Why did the state appeal the case?In briefs filed with the appellate court, the state’s attorneys described the district judge’s ruling as “profoundly erroneous.” Texas “substantially modified” its voting laws through SB 5, they argued, remedying any issues the courts identified in the original law.They said any arguments against the original 2011 law are now moot and that plaintiffs cannot identify a single voter who faces “a substantial burden” to voting under the revisions. Additionally, state attorneys argued that Ramos’ decision to block SB 5 was improper because “a new law requires a new challenge.”Beyond those points, the state also asked the 5th Circuit to throw out Ramos’ ruling that the original voter ID law was passed to intentionally discriminate against Hispanic and black voters. The state argued that ruling is faulty and “rests on myriad legal errors and clearly erroneous fact-findings.”What do the law’s opponents argue?The plaintiffs argue that criticism of Ramos’ rulings falls short of proving the “clear error” needed for a courtroom reversal and that her finding of intentional discrimination is “at the heart of this appeal.”When it comes to intentional discrimination, the law requires a fix that ensures “all vestiges of discriminatory intent” are eliminated “root and branch.” SB 5 was no such fix, they add, because it “perpetuated” almost all of the original voter ID law’s “discriminatory features.”If the appellate court agrees with the state’s claims, it would undermine laws against intentional discrimination, they argue — opening the door for cities and states to purposefully discriminate without ever being forced to “remedy their pernicious intent.”last_img read more

Intrepid Group posts Cdn379 million growth for 2018 another record

first_img Travelweek Group Monday, January 14, 2019 TORONTO — Intrepid Group is reporting its third consecutive year of record growth including a 29% uptick in its North American markets.The multi-brand company announced 17% growth in revenue globally to take the Group to AUD$397 million (about Cdn$379 million) in 2018.Earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) came in just shy of $15 million in 2018 with a 25% increase in underlying profitability.Intrepid Group CEO James Thornton says he believes the company’s profit growth is driven by an increasing global demand for sustainable travel and the company’s commitment to having a ‘Purpose Beyond Profit.’Intrepid Group has more than 2,700 trips in 120 countries operated by the Group’s four tour operator brands (Intrepid Travel, Peregrine Adventures, Urban Adventures, Adventure Tours Australia) and is now the world’s largest provider of adventure travel experiences, adds Thornton.The vertically integrated business also includes a global network of local destination management companies, as well as several suppliers which Intrepid Group has a stake in, such as Chimu Adventures. In December, Intrepid Group announced that it will become a seven-continent operator with the launch of a range of charters in Antarctica in partnership with Chimu.More news:  Kory Sterling is TL Network Canada’s new Sales Manager CanadaThornton says this diversification has helped to protect the Group from the highs and lows of world events.“Over the past 30 years we’ve seen many of our favorite places suffer through the lows of natural disasters and we’ve learned how important it is to diversify not only where we go, but also our brands, products and sales regions so that we can cater to all ages, budgets and appetites for adventure,” he says.Last year also saw 60% growth in customer numbers from Urban Adventures and the opening of PEAK DMC Indonesia, the company’s 21st destination management company, he adds.Intrepid Group employs 1,800 staff and leaders in more than 40 offices around the world, with company headquarters in Melbourne. Almost a quarter of the company’s 2018 profits will be paid out to staff in bonuses.In 2018 Intrepid Group also achieved B Corp certification, joining a growing global community of businesses looking beyond the bottom line. Meanwhile The Intrepid Foundation also marked a record year in 2017, raising AUD$1 million (about Cdn$960,000) for local and international charities.More news:  Marriott Int’l announces 5 new all-inclusive resorts in D.R. & MexicoIntrepid Group is also reporting a record Employee Engagement score of 82% and a record customer feedback score of 4.7 out of 5 for the year.“This year we celebrate Intrepid’s 30-year anniversary and it’s fantastic to be achieving this level of growth. We’re as committed to sustainable travel as we were in the beginning, so the truly inspiring thing for everyone here at Intrepid is just to see that the more we grow, the more we can do. Customers really are looking for businesses to be a force for good.” Tags: Adventure Tours, Intrepid Group, Intrepid Travel, Peregrine Adventures, Urban Adventures Intrepid Group posts Cdn$379 million growth for 2018, another recordcenter_img Posted by Share << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

TMS Funding Adds New Leader for Wholesale Lending

first_imgTMS Funding Adds New Leader for Wholesale Lending January 26, 2012 469 Views Share “”TMS Funding”” has added a new leader to its wholesale lending division. The company, which serves as the wholesale residential lending channel of “”Total Mortgage Services, LLC””, recently announced that Domenic Melillo has been hired as its vice president of wholesale lending.[IMAGE]Melillo comes to TMS Funding with more than 30 years of industry experience that spans multiple sectors of the mortgage business including sales management, operations, strategic development, risk management, and secondary marketing. In his new role for the company, Melillo will be responsible for increasing wholesale production, and he will also manage TMS Funding’s team of nationwide account executives.Prior to joining TMS Funding, Melillo was the regional lending manager for “”NYCB Mortgage Company””: While with NYCB, Melillo led all wholesale and correspondent production for the company’s Northeast region. Additionally, Melillo has operated in diverse positions for companies including “”Financial Freedom Senior Funding/One West Bank””, “”IndyMac””, and “”Genworth Mortgage Insurance”” While performing as a regional president for IndyMac’s correspondent sales division, Melillo delivered annual production totals in excess of $1 billion.Speaking out on Melillo’s addition to TMS Funding, the president of Total Mortgage Services, John Walsh, said, “”Our hiring of Domenic into this new regional production leadership role demonstrates TMS Funding’s continued commitment to the wholesale channel as well as the mortgage broker community.””Continuing his commentary, Walsh added, “”Domenic brings a significant amount of experience in wholesale and correspondent production to TMS Funding and will be an enormous help in delivering on our value propositions of consistent competitive pricing, extensive product knowledge and best-in class technology and service.””center_img in Data, Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicing, Technology Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Company News Investors Lenders & Servicers Movers & Shakers Processing Service Providers 2012-01-26 Abby Gregorylast_img read more

Go back to the enewsletter A gorilla trek into th

first_imgGo back to the e-newsletterA gorilla trek into the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in southwest Uganda, is a truly unforgettable experience. Tucked away on a on a flat ridge deep within the Forest, Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp is the ideal base for encounters with Bwindi’s mountain gorillas.This exclusive luxury camp comprising just eight tents is one of the most remote and atmospheric in Africa. Frequently visited by gorilla families due to its unique location, it is the perfect base for a once in a lifetime trip to track mountain gorillas – and to truly leave the mundaneness of everyday life far behind.As well as gorilla trekking, guests have an opportunity to meet local Batwa Pygmies and visit Sanctuary’ Retreats’ philanthropy project at Bwindi Community Hospital located on the edge of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, which provides much needed healthcare to almost 100,000 locals in the area.As a special offer, book three nights at Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp for stays between now and 20 June 2016, and only pay for two nights. Priced from US$760 per person twin share (normally US$1,140 – a saving of up to 33 per cent). Rates include accommodation, meals, drinks and laundry. Terms and conditions apply.Go back to the e-newsletterlast_img read more

Review The surprises keep coming in The Perfect

first_imgReview: The surprises keep coming in ‘The Perfect Liar’ by Bruce Desilva, The Associated Press Posted Jan 14, 2019 8:14 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emailcenter_img “The Perfect Liar” (St. Martin’s Press), by Thomas Christopher GreeneThe great thing about being an artist, Max tells his students, is that you can imagine things into being. But only he knows the extremes to which he has taken that.After fleeing a miserable childhood, Max spent his teenage years living on the streets of New York City. Yet now, in his 30s, he is teaching art in a picturesque Vermont college town. He and his new wife, Susannah, are plainly in love. He gets along smashingly with Freddy, her teenage son from a previous marriage. And he is a rising star in his field, commanding lucrative speaking fees. He seems to have fashioned a perfect life.Max lacks the academic credentials his job requires, but he has more than enough intelligence, boldness and charisma to sustain the fraud. Everything will be just fine as long as no one finds the body of the real Max buried on a New Hampshire mountainside.But in the very first chapter of “The Perfect Liar,” the sixth novel by Vermont College of Fine Arts President Thomas Christopher Greene, Susannah finds a note, written in capital letters, on their front door:“I KNOW WHO YOU ARE.”Susannah, who knows nothing of her husband’s past, is confused and shaken. Max assures her it’s just a stupid prank, but he is secretly determined to track down and eliminate the threat.Once he believes he has done so, however, more notes — “DID YOU GET AWAY WITH IT?” and “I KNOW WHAT YOU DID” — appear on their front door. Before long, the reader is sure to wonder if Susannah, too, may be harbouring a dark secret.The result is a taut, well-written thriller, but this novel is more than that. It is also both a textured examination of the lies people tell to those they love and a reminder that it is never easy to escape the traumas of a troubled childhood.The pace is crisp, the surprises keep coming and there are two big ones that readers are unlikely to see coming.____Bruce DeSilva, winner of the Mystery Writers of America’s Edgar Award, is the author of the Mulligan crime novels including “The Dread Line.”___Online:Homehttp://brucedesilva.comBruce Desilva, The Associated Presslast_img read more

Turkish Cypriot cabinet ends aid tax

first_imgThe Turkish Cypriot ‘cabinet’ in the north on Tuesday officially decided that a ‘customs duty’ on humanitarian aid sent by the government to Greek Cypriots and Maronites living in the north should not be imposed.The move came about three weeks after ‘foreign minister’ Kudret Ozersay had announced a new more reasonable policy would be introduced.On October 1 last year, the Turkish Cypriot side imposed a levy on food aid sent by the government to the few hundred Greek Cypriot and Maronite Cypriots living in the north, arguing that the enclaved have freedom of movement so such aid was no longer needed.Medical aid was allowed through without taxes.Around 340 people are believed to be recipients of the food and medical aid.The Cyprus News Agency reported Ozersay as saying a new policy would be put in place though details have not emerged.You May LikeFood PreventHow Does Raisins Detox LiverFood PreventUndoTopexpensive.comTop 22 Most Expensive Handbags In The World… LUXURIOUSTopexpensive.comUndoPetGentleScientists Find Harmless Way To Stop Dog BarkingPetGentleUndo Two of serial killer’s victims buried in PhilippinesUndoBritish woman who claimed gang-rape taken to courtUndoThe Deniz boat incident showed clearly the intentions of the Turkish sideUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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