Fatal car crash in Key Largo causes power outage and school closures

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North Has Phone Off the Hook for 2nd Day

first_img North Has Phone Off the Hook for 2nd Day News SHARE Facebook Twitter News By Daily NK – 2013.06.13 5:36pm Entire border patrol unit in North Hamgyong Province placed into quarantine following “paratyphoid” outbreak North Korea continued to ignore the inter-Korean communications channel at Panmunjom today.This morning, a South Korean liaison officer attempted to connect with the North Korean side at around 9AM in keeping with official form. However, the call was not answered. This followed unanswered calls at 9AM and 4PM yesterday.North Korea offered to reconnect the link on June 6th after a three-month hiatus, as part of a package of measures connected to the restarting of inter-Korean dialogue. It re-entered service on the 7th.Given the vitriolic nature of the statement released by the North Korean Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Fatherland earlier today, it seems unlikely that the channel will be restored again in the near future.center_img There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest AvatarDaily NKQuestions or comments about this article? Contact us at [email protected] News News RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with Chinalast_img read more

CIFPs 2017: Best interest standard must have two tiers

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Some provinces feeling more pain than others

first_imgOil well with the pump jack in action. Alberta habman18/123RF Household debt-to-income ratio fell in first quarter: Statscan Related news The Desjardins report said the rebound isn’t expected to begin until the third quarter — but rebounding may prove difficult for some provinces.“Alberta and Saskatchewan entered Covid-19 on their knees,” the report said, noting that they were the only provinces in the country to see real GDP decline in 2019.In addition to grappling with persistently low oil prices, both provinces have borne the brunt of a substantial drop-off in the manufacturing and construction sectors. Alberta saw its unemployment rate more than double from 7.2% in February to 15.5% in May.Unemployment in Quebec — a province that “saw more upheaval than elsewhere in the country” — skyrocketed to 17% in April, but that province is already showing signs of recovery, the report noted.Quebec, which began reopening its economy ahead of other provinces, saw unemployment drop to 13.7% in May.“The labour market will continue to recover in step with the phases in lifting the lockdown,” the report said.It may be a tougher slog for Ontario, which has been slower to reopen than most provinces and has had several restrictive measures extended.“Ontario is thus the only province not to see the number of jobs increase in May; it was also the only province to see the actual number of hours worked decline again that month,” the report stated, noting that the auto sector has been particularly hard hit.British Columbia and Manitoba, meanwhile, have remained relatively insulated from the worst of the pandemic’s economic effects.“Actual hours worked retreated less between February and April, particularly in Manitoba,” the report said. “In British Columbia, homebuilding remains relatively strong, as shown by the recent advance by housing starts.”The two provinces are expected to see real GDP decline less than the national average.Newfoundland and Labrador was “especially hard hit by the decline in hours worked,” but other parts of Atlantic Canada have been less affected, and the daily number of new Covid-19 cases “has almost fallen to zero in Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island,” the report noted.In anticipating Canada’s eventual rebound, Desjardins cautioned that a second wave of Covid-19 “would further hobble economic growth.”“The adverse effects on corporate earnings and the stock markets would be more severe as a result and the risk of a financial crisis would increase,” the report warned. Share this article and your comments with peers on social media IE Staff Ontario unlikely to balance budget by 2030: FAO Alberta’s economic outlook on the rise: ATB Financial Canada is set to endure “one of the worst recessions in its history,” and some provinces will fare worse than others, according to a report from Desjardins.Recovering from the economic turmoil wrought by Covid-19 “will be slow and gradual,” the report predicted, with real GDP expected to plunge by 12% in the second quarter and 5.9% for the year. Earlier this week, CIBC forecasted that GDP would fall 6.2% in 2020. Keywords Economy,  CoronavirusCompanies Desjardins Financial Corp. Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

High-tech driving simulator accelerates vehicle development at Ontario university

first_img Trending Videos As vehicles become more complex, so do the tools used to develop them. At the McMaster Automotive Resource Centre (MARC) in Hamilton, Ont., a new simulator has been installed to help with the creation of components and control systems.Called the STATIC Simulator, and produced by global software company VI-grade, the simulator is located in a MARC lab in McMaster University. The components and systems developed will be used for powertrain electrification, auotonomous driving systems, human-machine interfaces, and driver monitoring systems.RELATED advertisement Got Cold? GM’s got plenty at its Northern Ontario test facilityThe simulator will allow engineers to “drive” a vehicle, and their perception and inputs can be incorporated into the design process at a very early stage. Along with creating software programs, a component’s performance can be tested even before a prototype is created, known as a “drive-before-build” approach. We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. RELATED TAGSElectricFlexElectric VehiclesNew Vehiclesautonomous drivingDevelopment CentreDriver Assistance PackageFlexMcMaster Universityvehicle design First Look: 2022 Lexus NX The sport-cute’s looks have been softened, but its powertrains and infotainment offerings have been sharpened See More Videos Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 Static simulator at McMaster Automotive Resource Centre (MARC)  VI-grade center_img Using the simulator, engineers can work on such areas as ride and handling, noise and vibration, human-machine interface, and advance driver assist technologies. The simulator uses a cylindrical screen and projectors to create a realistic and immersive driver experience.“Much of our design at MARC is done virtually, so being able to test our systems on board of a vehicle allows us insights about the system’s performance that we wouldn’t have unless we prototyped them,” said Dr. Ali Emadi, professor at McMaster University. Toyota breaks ground on its high-tech Woven City PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever Trending in Canada ‹ Previous Next › COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTSlast_img read more

Facebook backs stronger privacy, data rules

first_img Chris joined the Mobile World Live team in November 2016 having previously worked at a number of UK media outlets including Trinity Mirror, The Press Association and UK telecoms publication Mobile News. After spending 10 years in journalism, he moved… Read more Author Australia funds regulator to oversee new media law AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 01 APR 2019 WhatsApp payments resurfaces in Brazil Facebook trials feature to connect neighbours Home Facebook backs stronger privacy, data rules Tags center_img Chris Donkin Related Asia Previous ArticleHu takes hot seat at HuaweiNext ArticleBT executive issues rural rallying cry Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg (pictured) called for regulators and governments to take a deeper role in policing the internet and introduce stronger data rules, as intense scrutiny of the company’s activities continues.In an open letter published on its website, Zuckerberg said authorities needed to play a more active role, with global rules required in four areas: protecting against harmful content; election integrity; privacy; and data portability.Despite the company’s well-documented controversies on use and protection of its own customer data, the executive praised the impact of GDPR regulation in Europe and promoted adoption of similar regulation elsewhere.“People around the world have called for comprehensive privacy regulation in line with the European Union’s GDPR, and I agree. I believe it would be good for the internet if more countries adopted regulation such as GDPR as a common framework,” he said.“New privacy regulation in the United States and around the world should build on the protections GDPR provides,” Zuckerberg noted. “It should protect your right to choose how your information is used, while enabling companies to use information for safety purposes and to provide services.”The rules should also “establish a way to hold companies such as Facebook accountable by imposing sanctions when we make mistakes”.Although bullish about the need for tight data regulations, the executive has refused to meet UK regulators to discuss the well-publicised Cambridge Analytica scandal. When he appeared in front of European Parliament committees and US officials to discuss the issue he was accused of failing to answer direct questions.ControversiesThe comments comes a fortnight after news broke of its latest privacy scandal and two months after the company vowed to fight a fine on its use of customer data by Germany’s competition regulator. The two are the latest in a long line of accusations related to privacy, security and data issues levelled at the social media company.Facebook also faces growing pressure for perceived failings in blocking and deleting controversial, offensive and politically biased content uploaded onto its platforms. The company said it has recently introduced a number of new policies to remove offensive content. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back FacebookMark Zuckerberglast_img read more

News / Bangladesh tightens security to keep export supply chains flowing

first_img By Alex Lennane 21/07/2016 Bangladesh is doing all it can to keep its garment industry secure in the face of international concern over terrorism.But along with security, its exporters also face congestion and delays.This week, the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association and the country’s home minister met with European retail association Accord to assure foreign companies their supply chains would be provided with security between the factories and the airport.Accord said that more than 200 of its members would continue to source garments from the country. However, Bangladesh exporters have already seen some orders cut back, according to Reuters, which cited one company losing a $3.6 million order last week from French retailer Celio, which chose China instead.To add to the country’s problems, both the port and airport continue to be congested – all ports of entry are now also subject to heightened security as the government attempts to stop arms entering the country.Australia, the UK and Germany have all restricted air exports from Bangladesh, despite heightened security at its airports. New scanning requirements, in addition to extra exports in advance of Eid, have caused delays.And shipments to Europe from Chittagong port are also experiencing congestion, with delays of up to a week.Forwarders are using sea-air routes to help importers of Bangladeshi goods. UK forwarder Ligentia told The Loadstar it was offering FCL or LCL shipments by sea to Colombo, taking about 10 to 12 days, cutting 15-20% off air freight costs, before it is flown to Europe. A cheaper option via Dubai, saves 30-35% on direct air freight, but has a total transit time of about 18 days.Bangladesh is aiming for 12% growth in apparel exports, with exports expected to be worth $50bn in 2021. As a result, the US is planning to double cotton exports to the country in the next five years.It is the second largest garment exporter in the world, according to 2014 World Bank figures, with a market share of 5.1%. The country is benefiting from sourcing shifts from China, which had a 38.6% market share.Major retailers have been increasing their volumes from the country. According to local media, H&M is the largest buyer, at $3bn a year, while Wal-Mart purchases some $2.5bn of clothes. Li & Fung, Primark and Inditex also source heavily from Bangladesh.Meanwhile, Japan is growing in importance to the market. Some 230 Japanese companies have interests in Bangladesh, which exports $615m in goods to Japan – $448m of which is ready-made garments. Italy imported more than $1bn-worth of goods from the country in 2015.center_img © Sjors737 last_img read more

LightUp Festival 2017 – International Video Mapping Competition

first_img August 7, 2017 Published by sanja Tweet Science Without Borders Challenge for High School Students Deadline: 27 August 2017Open to: audio-visual or multimedia artwork producersAwards:  1st prize of 5,000 EUR; 2nd Prize of 3,000 EUR; 3rd prize of 1,000 EURDescriptionLightUp Festival is calling all audio-visual or multimedia artwork producers to register for the video mapping competition of its second edition.The building used as a canvas is The Palace of Culture, an edifice built between 1906 and 1925, combining elements of the Neo-gothic, Romantic and Neo-baroque styles. The artists’ creations will be projected on its southern facade.EligibilityParticipants are invited to submit three (3) static snapshots and a 30 seconds animation demo.Palas Park is the venue where the LightUp Festival will take place on the 28th of October 2017, and the projections will be themed “Paint with light”.The registered projects will undergo a preliminary selection phase based on a scoring system that evaluates the following criteria: content, creativity, technique, message, visual impact and inclusion of the architectural elements in the video production.AwardsPrizes add up to 9,000 Euro — 1st prize is l,000 Euro, 2nd Prize — 3,000 Euro, and the 3rd prize — 1,000 Euro.Six finalists will be announced on 1st September 2017. Their completed video creations will be projected within the LightUp Festival Palas Iasi on the 28th of October 2016, and the winners will be designated by the public using an SMS based voting system.How to Apply?In order to apply please download application form.The call for registration for the LightUP Festival is open between the July 28th and August 27th 2017 and can be made by sending an e-mail at [email protected] find contest regulations, projection map, texture and 3D model for the projection surface, on the official website.For more information please visit the official website. ← EVS in Spain: Biblioteca Mercè Lleixà and Centre Obert la Xirinxina 2018 Similar Stories +1 Reddit Share 0 Japan Media Arts Festival Call for Entries Pocket LinkedIn 0 Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. LightUp Festival 2017 – International Video Mapping Competition Vice-Chancellor’s Sports Scholarships at De Montfort University in UK, 2018 →last_img read more

Disability Rights Scholarship Program

first_img The Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence GIST Technology Idea Competition Returns for 2019, Seeking Innovative Startups → Similar Stories ← Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition Tweet Reddit Government Scholarships for MA and PhD from Developing Countries in the Czech Republic Pocket LinkedIn 0 Disability Rights Scholarship Program Deadline: 3 December 2018Open to: citizens and legal residents of Mozambique, Sudan, South Sudan, Tanzania; Mexico, Czech Republic, Georgia, or Ukraine at the time of application with work experience in the legal profession or advocacy focusing on human/disability rights and a legal bachelor degreeBenefits:  the scholarship provides tuition and mandatory university fees, monthly stipend for living expenses and other program related costsDescriptionThe Disability Rights Scholarship Program provides yearlong awards for master’s degree study to disability rights advocates, lawyers, and educators to develop new legislation, jurisprudence, policy, research, and scholarship to harness the innovations and opportunities offered by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).With the knowledge and networks gained through the program, the program expects that fellows will deepen their understanding of international law and education, with a focus on disability rights, and gain the tools necessary to engage in a range of CRPD implementation strategies, such as: challenging rights violations in their home countries by drafting enforceable legislation consistent with the CRPD; utilizing enforcement mechanisms set forth in the Convention; taking forward disability rights litigation requesting CRPD-compliant remedies; engaging in disability rights advocacy; and developing law, education, or other academic curricula informed by the CRPD.Participating InstitutionsFellows will be clustered if possible at select institutions that demonstrate cutting-edge capacity for legal education in international disability rights, and that are interested in forming a consortium of schools dedicated to developing this field and deepening their own capacity with an international perspective.  In nurturing such a network, the Program strives to encourage faculties to incorporate disability rights into existing human rights curricula and participate in collaboratively-designed workshops and research efforts in the field.   Participating schools include:Faculty of Law, McGill University, CanadaSchool of Law, National University of Ireland, Galway, IrelandSchool of Law, University of Leeds, UKCollege of Law, Syracuse University, USAWashington College of Law, American University, USAEligibilityThe program does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, or disability. Candidates with disabilities are particularly encouraged to apply. The competition is merit-based and open to those meeting the following criteria:be a citizen and legal resident Mozambique, Sudan, South Sudan, Tanzania; Mexico, Czech Republic, Georgia, or Ukraine at the time of application;have work experience in the legal profession or advocacy focusing on human/disability rights;have an excellent academic record with a bachelor of laws (LLB; in exceptional circumstances, those without a LLB but with substantial relevant experience may be considered)—a degree must be awarded by the application deadline;have demonstrated leadership in the field of disability rights;be proficient in spoken and written English or French and able to meet university-designated minimum scores on standardized language tests;be able to participate in an intensive academic writing program in August or September 2019;be able to begin the graduate program in August or September 2019;be able to receive and maintain visa or study permit required by host country;demonstrate a clear commitment to return to home country to contribute to advancing the inclusion and full participation of persons with disabilities in their communities.Employees of the Open Society Foundations and employees of local administering organizations (and their immediate family members) who are directly involved in the administration of scholarships are not eligible, nor are individuals receiving other Open Society Foundations–funded support during the fellowship periodBenefitsThe fellowship provides:tuition and mandatory university fees;monthly stipend for room, board, and other living expenses;program-related travel;accident and health insurance during the program;funds for educational materials and professional development;all costs associated with pre-academic summer program and annual conference;support for students with disabilities to obtain reasonable accommodations necessary for participating in the program of study.The fellowship does NOT provide funding for dependent family members.How to apply?For further details, see the complete guidelines and submit an application onlineFor more information please visit the official website. 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Death of Equine Superstar Hickstead

first_imgMore from Horse Sport:Christilot Boylen Retires From Team SportAfter an exemplary career as one of Canada’s top Dressage riders, seven-time Olympian Christilot Boylen has announced her retirement from team competition.2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CancelledFor only the second time in its history, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled but plans are being made for some virtual competitions.Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Statement on 2020 EventAs the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, The Royal’s Board and staff will adhere to all recommendations put forward by government and health officials.Government Financial Assistance for Ontario FarmersOntario Equestrian has recently released this update of several financial assistance packages available, including those for farm business. Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. The fourth leg of the Rolex FEI World Cup™ Jumping 2011/2012 series at Verona, Italy was stopped today following the sudden death of the stallion Hickstead, ridden by reigning Olympic champion and world number one Eric Lamaze (CAN).Drawn 22nd of the 39 on the startlist, the Canadian partnership had just completed Rolf Ludi’s 13-fence track with a single rail down in the middle of the combination when Hickstead collapsed and died.The competition was stopped at the request of the riders, and Lamaze’s fellow-competitors gathered in the Verona arena to pay their respects to one of the greatest horses of all time, and to support their colleague in his moment of loss with a minute’s silence.HRH Princess Haya, FEI President added her condolences to those that have poured in since news of the horse’s death. “Hickstead really was a horse in a million and my heart goes out to Eric and everyone connected with this wonderful horse. This is a terrible loss, but Hickstead truly will never be forgotten. We were very lucky to have known him.”FEI Jumping Director, John Roche, said “shortly after finishing his round of jumping Hickstead collapsed in the arena and died.  As yet the cause of death is unknown, but our deepest sympathies go out to the owners, to Eric and to all the connections of one of the grea Tags: Eric Lamaze, Hickstead, World Cup Jumping, Rolex FEI World Cup™ Jumping, SIGN UP Email* Horse Sport Enewslast_img read more