One dead Plane that crashed north of Winnipeg taken without owners consent

first_imgST. ANDREWS, Man. – RCMP say a plane that crashed near a small airport north of Winnipeg, killing the pilot, had been taken without the owner’s consent.Police say the 29-year-old man from Thunder Bay, Ont., was a licensed pilot who knew the owner.Officers were called to the crash site near St. Andrews Airport about 4:30 a.m. on Thursday.Pictures from reporters at the scene showed the shattered wreckage of the single-engine Beech A23-19 strewn across Highway 8.The highway, which leads from Winnipeg north to Gimli, had to be closed in both directions.Police said there are no indications anyone else was on board.The RCMP and Transportation Safety Board are working together on the investigation.A spokesman with STARS air ambulance said one of its helicopters was initially dispatched to the crash site, but did not land because it was not medically required.The St. Andrews Airport is a small, not-for-profit, community-owned airport just north of Winnipeg city limits.On its website, it says it is a certified pilot training facility and is home to two companies that train pilots.It also lists several charter companies as its tenants.(The Canadian Press, CTV Winnipeg)last_img read more

Juul to end advertising and lobbying efforts of ecigarette

first_imgWASHINGTON – Juul is shutting down broadcast, print and digital advertising and ending lobbying efforts on behalf of the e-cigarette in Washington as safety concerns intensify.The company on Wednesday said its CEO was stepping down and will be replaced by a senior executive from Altria, the maker of Marlboro.Altria took a 35 per cent stake in Juul in December at a cost of $13 billion.Also on Wednesday, Altria and Philip Morris announced that they are calling off merger talks.Juul has long pushed its e-cigarettes as an alternative for adults looking to wean themselves tobacco products. But e-cigarettes have become popular among teenagers, and illnesses potentially liked to the product are on the rise.On Tuesday the governor of Massachusetts declared a public health emergency and ordered a four-month ban on the sale of vaping products in the state, apparently the first action of its kind in the nation. As of Tuesday, 61 cases of potential cases of lung disease related to the use of electronic cigarettes and vaping in Massachusetts had been reported to the state.Three confirmed cases and two probable Massachusetts cases of vaping-associated pulmonary disease have been reported to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.Altria Group Inc. said that K.C. Crosthwaite will become JUUL’s new CEO, replacing Kevin Burns. Crosthwaite served as Altria’s chief growth officer.Altria and Philip Morris said last month that they were in discussions to become a single company, more than a decade after splitting into two as lawsuits mounted.Altria has exclusively sold Marlboro cigarettes and other tobacco brands in the U.S., while Philip Morris has handled international sales.Philip Morris International Inc. CEO Andre Calantzopoulos said Wednesday that the companies will instead focus on launching IQOS in the U.S. IQOS is a heat-not-burn cigarette alternative made by Philip Morris.It was Crosthwaite, who will take over Juul, who headed the development of IQOS.Altria’s stock climbed 3.5% before the market opened, while shares of Philip Morris jumped 7.7 per cent.last_img read more

UN reports decline in number of migrants from Horn of Africa to

9 April 2010The number of people making the dangerous boat trip from the Horn of Africa into Yemen has declined by almost half since the beginning of this year, the United Nations refugee agency reported today, saying violence within Somalia could be preventing many would-be migrants from reaching their port of departure. An estimated 9,400 people from across the Horn of Africa have reached the shores of Yemen since the beginning of this year, compared to nearly 17,000 between January and March 2009, Melissa Fleming, spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), told reporters in Geneva.“The largest drop is registered in the number of the new Somali arrivals. Some 3,200 Somali refugees arrived in Yemen this year, which is approximately a third of their number during the first quarter of 2009,” she said.Currently, Somali refugees represent every third new arrival to Yemen. During the same period of 2009, refugees from Somalia were the overwhelming majority, making up more than half of all of the new arrivals by sea to Yemen, which hosts more than 170,000 Somali refugees.Somali refugees arriving in Yemen recently claim that those fleeing violence in the country face increasing difficulties in trying to reach the port town of Bossaso in the self-declared autonomous region of Puntland in north-eastern Somalia, from where smugglers transport them across the Gulf of Aden to Yemen, often in crowded boats that are not seaworthy.The refugees cite general insecurity as the main reason deterring their efforts to reach Bossaso, Ms. Fleming said. They also note that an increasing number of people have no means to pay for the trip to Puntland.Authorities in Yemen have also stepped up efforts to deter the human trafficking from Bossaso, according to refugee accounts.UNHCR teams in northern Somalia continue to assist those displaced population and are engaged in intensive information campaigns that warn those contemplating the risky passage to Yemen of the dangers involved.The civilian population in war-scarred Somalia continues to endure one of the worst humanitarian crises in the world. There are an estimated 1.4 million internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Somalia while nearly 570,000 others live as refugees in neighbouring countries. read more

Role of UN advocacy group vital to achieving antipoverty targets Ban says

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today underscored the vital role played by the group of current and former political leaders, businesspeople and thinkers he set up last month to spur action on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), stating that the time has come to turn commitments into action.“Around the world, people support the goals and the values embedded in the MDGs,” he said at the first meeting of the MDG Advocacy Group in Madrid, Spain. But, he added, more must be done to educate and inform about the Goals, which include targets for slashing poverty, boosting school enrolment rates, improving maternal health and increasing access to clean water and decent sanitation – all by 2015.That is where the MDG Advocacy Group comes in, he told the gathering. “This Group will identify strategic opportunities. You will help build awareness. You will help translate the rhetoric of good intentions into results – real results for real people.“That is why we are here – to build a global network, a movement, a team, to score the goals and triumph – like Spain – in our great common challenge,” the Secretary-General said, referring to Spain’s recent victory at the 2010 World Cup.Co-chaired by Spanish Prime Minister José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero and Rwandan President Paul Kagame, the Advocacy Group includes well-known figures such as Nobel Peace Prize laureates Muhammad Yunus and Wangari Maathai, as well as former Chilean president Michelle Bachelet and entrepreneur and philanthropist Bill Gates.Today’s meeting comes ahead of the high-level MDG Summit that will take place at UN Headquarters in New York in September, which is expected to result in concrete national action plans for realizing the Goals.“Your role will be critical,” Mr. Ban told the advocates. “We need you to help mobilize and galvanize. We need you to help make the Summit a turning point…Help us adopt the strongest possible action plan for the next five years. Help us score the goals by 2015.“Now is the time for you to act.” While in the Spanish capital, the Secretary-General also met separately with Mr. Zapatero and Mr. Kagame.In addition to discussing the work of the MDG Advocacy Group and its first meeting, Mr. Ban and Mr. Kagame talked about recent developments in Rwanda. “The Secretary-General also noted the upcoming elections in Rwanda and expressed concern about recent incidents causing political tensions,” UN spokesperson Farhan Haq told reporters. Mr. Ban encouraged Rwandan authorities to take immediate action, including a thorough investigation into the latest incident in which an opposition leader was found murdered, and to bring the perpetrators to justice, added Mr. Haq. 16 July 2010Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today underscored the vital role played by the group of current and former political leaders, businesspeople and thinkers he set up last month to spur action on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), stating that the time has come to turn commitments into action. read more

UN partners with oil firm to promote access to sustainable energy in

11 February 2011The United Nations agency tasked with promoting industrial development and a major oil and gas company today agreed to will work together to explore the feasibility of common projects to promote access to sustainable energy in developing countries. “We agreed today to closely cooperate and consult one another on matters and geographical areas of mutual interest in order to achieve common objectives,” said Kandeh Yumkella, the Director-General of the UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) on the signing of the agreement with Sjur Haugen, the Project Manager for Renewable Energy for Statoil.“These objectives include creating sustainable energy access and industry in developing countries based primarily on local biomass and natural gas resources,” said Mr. Yumkella.The geographical scope of the agreement covers countries of mutual interest in sub-Saharan Africa and Central and South America.“Statoil is proud to be part of the UN Secretary-General’s Advisory Group on Energy and Climate Change and be able to give our inputs on the important agenda of the UN community within the field of energy,” said Mr. Haugen.“By signing this document, we have agreed to explore the possibilities of setting up a Private-Public Partnership with UNIDO. If proven economic and environmentally sustainable, the industrial concept we have agreed to investigate could represent a tangible improvement in the everyday life of those benefiting from its results,” he added. read more

Annual UN policy session adopts decisions on major global health priorities

“I believe this has been an especially productive and profoundly effective Assembly,” Margaret Chan, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), said at the conclusion of the 64th World Health Assembly in Geneva.The meeting, which began on 16 May, brought together more than 2,700 delegates, including health ministers and senior health officials from 192 WHO member States, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), civil society groups and other observers. The eight-day session concluded with the adoption of 28 resolutions and 3 decisions on a range of issues, including the agency’s budget and reform agenda, pandemics, non-communicable diseases (NCDs), child injury prevention and maternal health.The culmination of four years of negotiations between WHO’s members, delegates approved a framework for pandemic influenza preparedness that will improve information sharing and access to vaccines. “Member States agreed the framework lays the groundwork for better preparedness and better access to tools and knowledge,” the agency stated in a news release. “The next phase is to ensure the implementation of the agreement.”Under the new Global Health Sector Strategy on HIV/AIDS 2011-2015, WHO aims to promote greater innovation in HIV prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and care services so that countries can achieve the goal of universal access to services.WHO noted that at least 4.2 million new HIV infections would be averted and 2 million lives could be saved if the agency’s existing HIV treatment recommendations are fully implemented between 2011 and 2015.With more than 830,000 children dying each year from road accidents, drowning, burns, falls and poisoning, the Assembly adopted a resolution providing a platform to support action on preventing child injuries, which are the leading cause of death for children over the age of five.Delegates also adopted a nearly $4 billion budget for 2012-2013 for WHO, and discussed the proposed reforms for the agency. “The most important message for me was your clear consensus on the need for reform and your clear desire to see these reforms reinforce WHO’s position as the foremost authority on international health,” said Dr. Chan. 24 May 2011The United Nations health agency today wrapped up its annual policy session by adopting a set of decisions to guide its future work, including a plan for pandemic influenza preparedness as well as a new, comprehensive strategy to combat HIV. read more

Man charged over St Stephens Day murder

first_imgA 32-year-old man has appeared before Bray District Court this morning charged with the murder of David Spain in Shankill on St Stephen’s Day.RTÉ News reports that Wayne Kennedy, with an address at Rathsallagh Park, Shankill, was also charged with assault causing harm to a second man.The two men were found injured on a road in the Rathsallagh Park estate  in the early hours of Thursday morning.They had both attended a Christmas party where an altercation was said to have spilled out onto the street.Kennedy was remanded in custody to appear again before Cloverhill District Court on Friday.The deceased was 26-years-old and had recently arrived home from Australia.Related: Man dead and another seriously injured after early morning stabbing in Shankilllast_img

Angry Birds is coming to RIMs PlayBook

first_imgRIM is currently holding its 2011 keynote at the BlackBerry World Conference in Orlando, Florida. One of the announcements that will come as no surprise to anyone is news of a popular game coming to the PlayBook tablet platform.In case you hadn’t guessed already, that game is Angry Birds which is already available or coming soon for just about every platform there is.Rovio has already left its mark on the App Store by topping the charts with the title. Since then we’ve seen releases across multiple platforms as well as Angry Birds Seasons, Angry Birds Rio, and Angry Birds Magic. All versions do well and remain popular meaning Rovio will continue to milk the IP for as long as possible.As to what PlayBook owners will be getting, we expect a straight port of the original game, but all will become clear once Rovio has the title finished. As for when it will land, all RIM said during the keynote was “soon”.While those of you sick of hearing about Angry Birds may be questioning a release on yet another platform, I’m sure Rovio and RIM just see the sales potential for a very popular game and another set of users (business gamers?) who may not have been exposed to it before.via Reuters and @saschaseganlast_img read more

Sidiropoulos family tour Collingwood Town Hall

first_imgRetaining history was one of the main aims when renovating the Collingwood Town Hall. Keeping the old building looking as magnificent as it once did was one of the aspects, but also paying tribute to those figures that spent so much of their lives there was another. Near the entrance of the building, close to the reception is a public room, now inducted as the Theo Sidiropoulos room in honour of its Greek migrant mayor.Mr Sidiropoulos was elected as mayor in 1977, and served the council for 10 years.On Tuesday, the room was officially opened by Mr Sidiropoulos’ wife, Popi and his daughter Anthea. Both were given a tour of the room and the new building by Greek Australian councillor Phillip Vlahogiannis.Inscribed outside the room a plaque explains the legacy of Theo Sidiropoulos. “A leader both locally and in the Greek community, with a strong belief in social justice, Theo Sidiropoulos stood up and spoke out for migrants and minorities,” the plaque reads. Mr Sidiropoulos was the first mayor of Collingwood who spoke English as a second language, and was the first Greek person elected in the Victorian state parliament. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

New wave of crisis to hit Greece

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Greece is at risk of reliving the days of 2015, when stalled negotiations led to financial instability and collapse of the banking system. At least this is Bloomberg’s prediction, in an analysis about the recent state of talks between the Greek government and the country’s lenders. Another deadline passed last week, as the two sides have yet to reach an agreement after expressing irreconcilable differences on issues such as reforms, pension cuts, labour market regulation, and energy. According to the global financial news agency, this stalling marks another lost opportunity for Greece to get out of the crisis; prolonged negotiations have caused financial and political uncertainty, which has taken a toll on the economy, increasing the need for bailout. If no agreement is reached soon, then the country might not be able to meet its July deadline to pay €7 billion in debt bonds. “The Greek recovery is once more significantly delayed by politics,” Nicholas Economides, a professor of economics at New York University’s Stern School of Business, told Bloomberg. “Tsipras will blink at some point in time, the question is when.”last_img read more

670 catastrophes naturelles recensées en dix ans en France

first_img670 catastrophes naturelles recensées en dix ans en FranceLe cabinet d’étude Ubyrisk Consultants a publié hier un bilan indiquant qu’au total, 670 catastrophes naturelles avaient été recensées en France au cours des dix dernières années. Avec une moyenne de 67 évènements annuels, il n’y aurait pas eu d’augmentation du nombre de catastrophes.    Spécialisé dans l’étude des risques naturels, le cabinet Ubyrisk Consultants a publié un bilan qui reprend toutes les catastrophes naturelles ayant touché le sol français ces dix dernières années (de janvier 2001 à décembre 2010). Au total, 670 catastrophes de grande ou de faible ampleur ont été dénombrées, causant la mort de 15.539 personnes. L’évènement le plus meurtrier reste de loin la canicule de 2003 qui a entraîné la mort de 14.802 personnes. Ce sont les avalanches qui arrivent en deuxième position avec 196 morts puis les inondations avec 109 décès. Suivent les tempêtes et notamment Xynthia, en février 2010, qui a entraîné la mort de 50 autres personnes (103 en tout sur dix ans).  À lire aussiCanicule : 7 règles d’or pour survivre à la chaleurLe cabinet chiffre à 13,65 milliards d’euros le “coût total des dommages assurés liés aux catastrophes naturelles”, indique l’AFP. Si on ajoute à ce total les biens non assurés comme les routes et les forêts par exemple, le coût atteindrait alors près de 30 milliards d’euros.Le site de 20 minutes rapporte qu’en terme de gravité, 89% des catastrophes comptabilisées ont fait moins de cinq victimes ou blessés. Ce sont 10% des catastrophes, graves, qui ont entraîné la mort de plus de six personnes et celle de moins de 50. Enfin, seul 1% des catastrophes a fait plus de 50 victimes mais elles restent extrêmement rares, précise l’étude.Le 28 avril 2011 à 18:59 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

At MIT Machines Learn Language The Same Way Kids Do

first_img McDonald’s Plans to Serve AI Voice Technology at Drive ThruCIMON Returns to Earth After 14 Months on ISS Stay on target Teaching language to an artificial intelligence system is child’s play, thanks to MIT.Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology developed a parser that imitates kids’ learning processes by observing the environment and making connections.The system studies captioned videos and learns to associate words with objects and actions.“We don’t give the system the meaning for the sentence. We say, ‘There’s a sentence and a video,” study co-author and CSAIL researcher Andrei Barbu said in a statement. “The sentence has to be true of the video. Figure out some intermediate representation that makes it true of the video.’”When given a new sentence, the parser can accurately predict its meaning—without visual clues.This “weakly supervised” approach, which requires limited training input, could expand the types of data and reduce the effort needed for training parsers.Annotations can certainly speed up the process, but they’re not needed to learn.“People talk to each other in partial sentences, run-on thoughts, and jumbled language,” Barbu, a researcher in MIT’s McGovern Institute’s Center for Brains, Minds, and Machines (CBMM), said.Ideally, an android equipped with MIT’s parser could constantly observe its environment, reinforcing its understanding of spoken commands—even when they aren’t fully grammatical or clear.“You want a robot in your home that will adapt to their particular way of speaking … and still figure out what they mean,” he added.The parser could also shed light on how young children learn language.“A child has access to redundant, complementary information from different modalities, including hearing parents and siblings talk about the world, as well as tactile information and visual information, [which help him or her] to understand the world,” according to co-author Boris Katz, a principal research scientist and head of the CSAIL InfoLab Group.“It’s an amazing puzzle, to process all this simultaneous sensory input,” he continued. “This work is part of [a] bigger piece to understand how this kind of learning happens in the world.”The parser is described in a paper presented at this week’s Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing conference.Moving forward, researchers are interested in modeling interactions, not just passive observations.More artificial intelligence coverage on to Build Robots at Shanghai FactoryMove Over, Chanel No. 5: AI Is Creating Perfumes NowWould You Pay $10K For This AI-Generated Portrait?last_img read more

Padma Jamuna Surma to swell further

first_imgFlood ForecastWater levels of Padma, Jamuna, Brahmaputra and Surma rivers continue to rise, thanks to the onrush of waters from the upstream coupled with heavy rainfall.The swelling of the major rivers is causing occurrence of flood, for second time this year, in the country’s northern and north-eastern parts.Even the waters in the tributaries of Padma, Jamuna, and Brahmaputra are spilling over the adjacent areas, aggravating the situation.The Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre has forecast that the water levels of these rivers will continue to go up in the next three days.The centre said on Monday that as many as 20 rivers of the country, including Padma, Jamuna, and Brahmaputra will, were flowing over the danger levels in the morning.Kangsha river in Netrokona was flowing the maximum 181cm above the danger mark.Among the major rivers, Jamuna was flowing 118cm above danger level at Bahadurabad ghat, and 100cm at Kazipara in Sirajganj; Brahmaputra was flowing 118cm above danger level at Chilmari of Kurigram; and Padma was flowing 16cm above danger level at Goalunda.Dharla river was flowing 131cm above danger level in Kurigram, Surma 97cm above danger at Kanaighat and Kushiara 82cm above danger mark at Omalshid in Sylhet.last_img read more

Indias Hotstar Belatedly Joins Original Content Race With Slate of Applause Shows

first_img ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Popular on Variety The shows will premiere later this month and will be available in seven Indian languages. Hotstar has 150 million monthly active users.“Hotstar is the leader of the streaming services in India and a perfect partner for us. We hope to entertain their audiences, to contribute in a small way to help achieve their business objectives, and to ink a deeper, longer-term creative relationship with them,” said Sameer Nair, Applause Entertainment CEO.center_img India’s leading OTT platform, the Fox- and Star-owned Hotstar will launch its recently announced original programming slate, branded Hotstar Specials. It has commissioned four shows produced by Applause Entertainment, the content arm of the $43 billion Aditya Birla conglomerate.“Criminal Justice”, the BAFTA winning British series, the first season of which was remade as the HBO Emmy winning series “The Night Of,” will get an Indian adaptation by Tigmanshu Dhulia (“Paan Singh Tomar”) and Vishal Furia (“Lapachhapi”). Stars include Jackie Shroff, Pankaj Tripathi and Vikrant Massey.The Indian version of global cult hit “The Office,” remade by Rohan Sippy, Debbie Rao and Vivek Bhushan will also bow on Hotstar. Sudhir Mishra (“Daas Dev”) directs the Indian adaptation of hit Israeli show “Hostages.” Cast includes Ronit Roy, Tisca Chopra and Parvin Dabas. Political drama “City of Dreams” by Nagesh Kukunoor (“Rainbow”) stars Atul Kulkarni and Sachin Pilgaonkar, rounds out the slate.last_img read more

Carlsberg Is Gluing Beer Cans Together to Help Save the Planet

first_imgStay on target Fiber-Based Six-Pack Can Rings Offer Eco-Friendly Alternative to PlasticEven More Kellogg’s Cereal Gets Re-Born as Craft Beer There tons of different ways that people can help protect the environment. One of Denmark’s biggest brewers, Carlsberg, has figured out a new eco-friendly packaging trick that may surprise you.They’re gluing together four, six, and eight-packs of beer.That’s right. Instead of securing them with those nasty, wildlife-choking plastic can rings, Carlsberg is securing individual cans to each other with a few well-placed dabs of glue.Carlsberg refers to its new packaging as “Snap Packs” because of the satisfying noise that’s produced when you separate the cans. The company says it tested more than 4,000 different adhesive formulations before settling on the right one.Like a lot of plastic packaging, can rings are an environmental menace. Manufacturers have tried different ways of improving upon them. Those solid, snap-in beer carriers, for example, are way less likely to ensnare fish and birds… but they also require a lot more plastic to produce.One company even cooked up a wheat and barley-based alternative that was heralded by many as “edible.” That’s as long as the animals (or people) who eat them are OK with chowing down on the contaminants they’re likely to absorb during transport.How much impact does one brewer moving away from can rings make? According to Carlsberg, it’s going to reduce the company’s plastic use by more than 1300 tons per year. The announcement didn’t make clear whether that figure is from the eponymous brew in the green cans or total across the Carlsberg Group’s 500-plus brands.Either way, reducing plastic use by 1300 tons is a major improvement… and it may just be the beginning. Carlsberg doesn’t plan to keep the secret behind Snap Packs to itself.CEO Cees ‘t Hart told Sky News “I think, frankly, in the area of environmental footprints we should not compete, we should not race each other, we should not make this a kind of competitive edge for us.” He’s hoping that other brewers will adopt the Snap Pack and lessen their reliance on plastic.Two UK-based victual makers have brewed up a boner-boosting concoction made of salad greens. And watch this video on the world’s cruelest beer fridge. Check out the best in beer tech and find out more about recycling here.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

Asia and Middle East Automotive Tooling Molds Market Industry Size Share

first_imgThe automotive tooling market in asia and middle east was valued at $18,564 million in 2016, and is projected to reach at $27,148 million by 2023, growing at a CAGR of 5.7% from 2017 to 2023. South Asia is expected to be the leading contributor to the asia and middle east automotive tooling (molds) market, followed by Southeast Asia and Middle East.Rise in demand for commercial vehicles and passenger cars from emerging economies is expected to drive the automotive tooling (molds) market. In addition, the versatile benefits associated with automotive tooling such as reusability, consistent quality, and reduced costs of labor are expected to accelerate market growth. However, high cost of initial investments of the machineries for precision tooling and equipment are expected to hinder the automotive tooling (molds) market growth. Integration of automotive tooling equipment in industrial robotics is anticipated to provide profitable opportunities to the market players in forecast period.Download Sample Report: 2016, the forged products accounted for the maximum revenue share in the overall Asia and Middle East automotive tooling (molds) market, as they ensure reliability and are easy to maintain. The forged products segment is expected to grow at a highest CAGR of 5.7%, owing to their application in powertrain, transmission, and power steering systems of the automotive. Moreover, the South Asia and Southeast Asia regions in the Asia and Middle East automotive tooling (molds) market are expected to generate maximum revenue during the forecast period (2017-2023).South Asia accounted for the major share in 2016, owing to the high production of automobile in China and India. It is estimated to grow at the highest rate, followed by Southeast Asia due to increase in demand for automotive in these regions.Key Findings of Asia and Middle East Automotive Tooling (Molds) Market:In 2016, the forged products segment accounted for the maximum revenue and is projected to grow at a notable CAGR of 5.7% during the forecast period.South Asia accounted for around 47.6% in the Asia and Middle East automotive tooling market.China and India are the major shareholders in the South Asia automotive tooling market, accounting for more than 87.4% share in 2016.The key players profiled in the Asia and Middle East automotive tooling (molds)market include AABCO Machine Technology SDN BHD, Bharat Forge Limited, EL Forge Limited, Eneel Precision Engineering SDN BHD, Kisaan Steels (P.) Ltd., Mechanite Engineering Solutions, MQ Precision Hardware Co., Ltd., NTN Corporation, SR Green Products, Sumitomo Corporation, Tokai Engineering Private Limited, and Y-Tec Corporation among others. Market players have adopted various strategies such as product launch, collaboration and partnership, and acquisition to expand their foothold in the market.For Purchase Enquiry: Us:Allied Market Research (AMR) is a full-service market research and business consulting wing of Allied Analytics LLP based in Portland, Oregon. Allied Market Research provides global enterprises as well as medium and small businesses with unmatched quality of “Market Research Reports” and “Business Intelligence Solutions.” AMR has a targeted view to provide business insights and consulting to assist its clients to make strategic business decisions and achieve sustainable growth in their respective market domain.We are in professional corporate relations with various companies and this helps us in digging out market data that helps us generate accurate research data tables and confirms utmost accuracy in our market forecasting. Each and every data presented in the reports published by us is extracted through primary interviews with top officials from leading companies of domain concerned. Our secondary data procurement methodology includes deep online and offline research and discussion with knowledgeable professionals and analysts in the industry.Contact:David Correa5933 NE Win Sivers Drive#205, Portland, OR 97220United StatesUSA/Canada (Toll Free):+1-800-792-5285, +1-503-894-6022, +1-503-446-1141UK: +44-845-528-1300Hong Kong: +852-301-84916India (Pune): +91-20-66346060Fax: +1(855)550-5975help@alliedmarketresearch.comWeb: https://www.alliedmarketresearch.comlast_img read more

Air FranceKLM forecasts better times ahead for Canadian market

first_imgAir France/KLM forecasts better times ahead for Canadian market MONTREAL — Air France/KLM’s Canadian operations in 2016 were challenged after terrorism incidents in France prompted some Canadians to choose other destinations.“Canada to France was impacted by the incidents,” says Jean-Noël Rault, the Vice-President and General Manager Air France/KLM Canada in an interview with Travelweek. Air France/KLM invited journalists from 40 countries last week to meet with airline and airport executives and take a first-hand look at the many changes that have been and will be implemented at Paris-Charles de Gaulle.“Compared to last year the number of people going to France should improve (in 2017).” He added that last year there was huge capacity to Europe from Canada from various airlines.Rault is optimistic about 2017 and believes there will be moderate growth outbound from Canada. “In terms of volume it should be okay and competitive,” says Rault.There are no current plans for additional flights out of Canada this year since the past couple of years they have added flights and gateways including Edmonton as a new gateway. There are five gateways Air France and KLM operate out of Canada: Montreal and Toronto with Air France and Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver with KLM.More news:  Le Boat has EBBs along with its new 2020 brochureAir France will operate a new 787 Dreamliner aircraft beginning May 1, 2017 from Montreal. It will be Air France’s first destination in the Americas using the new Dreamliner aircraft. KLM will increase to five weekly flights from Vancouver beginning in June for the summer season.This summer Air France will operate 33 flights and KLM 37 flights for a total of 70 weekly flights from Canada. Air France/KLM partner with WestJet which provides another 30 gateways in Canada.Besides the new Dreamliner, Rault believes the new business class cabins will be a big hit with passengers. Rault says the newly designed “triple F” seat as he calls it is full flat, full access and full privacy. The redesigned cabin has seats providing more legroom, fully flat seat for sleeping comfort and more privacy.One area that hasn’t given airlines more comfort is U.S. President Trump’s travel ban. Rault is sympathetic to passengers that were affected by this ban and it has caused operational headaches for the airlines as it was implemented initially without warning.More news:  War of words between Transat, Group Mach ramps upThe instability is not good for anyone but Canada may receive some benefit. With Canada’s 150th birthday celebrations and Montreal’s 375th anniversary and the numerous events and publicity surrounding it he expects inbound traffic to Canada from Europe and other overseas markets to be very positive. << Previous PostNext Post >> Share By: Chris Ryall Tags: Air France, KLM Tuesday, February 14, 2017 last_img read more

NATO chief praises Afghan forces professionalism

first_img Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates “We have seen how Afghan security forces handle security incidents in a very professional manner,” he told reporters.He praised the work of Afghan forces in May in containing the Taliban’s boldest and most complex assault in years when insurgents targeted embassies, government buildings and NATO bases in near-simultaneous attacks in Kabul.“The Afghan security forces handled that situation and turned what was planned to be spectacular attacks into a spectacular failure,” Rasmussen said.Critics of the 2014 handover plan have noted that despite their numerical superiority and overwhelming advantages in equipment and firepower, Western troops and the Afghan security forces have not been able to defeat the insurgency during the 10-year conflict, and the that Taliban still perceive themselves as winning the war.Rasmussen is in Australia to sign an agreement to continue Australian military cooperation with NATO after the Afghanistan mission, working together against common threats of terrorism, piracy and cyberattack.Australia has 1,550 troops in Afghanistan and is the biggest military contributor to the U.S.-led force there outside NATO.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Comments   Share   Early signs of cataracts in your parents and how to help Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements Check your body, save your lifecenter_img Associated PressCANBERRA, Australia (AP) – NATO’s chief says the professionalism of Afghan security forces and their recent suppression of Taliban attacks in Kabul gave him confidence they will be ready to handle their nation’s security by 2014.NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said Thursday that Afghan forces are already leading 40 percent of security operations in Afghanistan ahead of the planned withdrawal of most international combat troops by the end of 2014. 5 treatments for adult scoliosis Sponsored Stories Top Stories New high school in Mesa lets students pick career pathslast_img read more

Canada remembers Dieppe raid 70 years after

first_img Comments   Share   Steven Blaney, Canada’s veterans’ affairs minister, led commemoration ceremonies in Dieppe on Sunday.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix Check your body, save your life Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project Top Stories The difference between men and women when it comes to paincenter_img Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day PARIS (AP) – Canadian veterans of a doomed World War II invasion that pre-dated the D-Day landings by almost two years were among a delegation that traveled to France to commemorate their fallen and captured comrades on the battle’s 70th anniversary.The Dieppe Raid of 1942 is remembered as one of the darkest chapters in Canada’s military history. A 6,000-man force made up mainly of Canadians made an amphibious assault on Dieppe only to be repelled by the occupying Germans’ superior firepower. Of the nearly 5,000 Canadians who took part, 913 were killed and almost 2,000 were taken prisoner, most of whom remained in POW camps for the remainder of the war. Sponsored Stories 4 must play golf courses in Arizona Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvementlast_img read more

Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires

first_img Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires And they’re in.With a 23-20 victory over Minnesota on Thursday night, the Arizona Cardinals clinched a playoff spot for a second straight season and moved one game closer to winning the NFC West.Carson Palmer passed for 310 yards and two touchdowns, David Johnson rushed for 92 yards and the defense forced three turnovers in front of sold out—and an open roofed—University of Phoenix Stadium and national television audience. The league’s second-worst passing attack at 179.1 yards per game exploded for 335 yards as Bridgewater completed 25-of-36 passes plus a touchdown. His best quarter was the second, when he missed just two receivers, going 7-of-9 for 114 yards. His first-half quarterback rating was 114.9.STAT OF THE GAME3: The number of Cardinals takeaways, all forced fumbles and none bigger than Freeney’s strip-sack, the 115.5th sack of his career, moving him past Robert Mathis for 19th place on the NFL’s all-time listHE SAID IT“We found a way to win. Good teams do that. We’ll take it,” said head coach Bruce Arians, who received permission to wear his trademark “Gatsby” hat on the sideline for the first time in his head-coaching careerNOTED– Mike Iupati–off a deflection—caught his first career NFL pass, which he then ran 10 yards for a first down.– Brittan Golden exited the game early in the fourth quarter and was being evaluated for a concussion.– The Cardinals have 11 wins in back-to-back seasons for the first time in franchise history and fifth time overall.– They have secured a winning record both at home (5-1) and on the road (6-1) for the first time since 1976. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo – Arizona has secured a winning record at home for the third straight season and sixth time in 10 seasons.– The Cards improved to 23-5 against teams outside the division, including 5-0 vs. the NFC North, under Arians.– Among the Cardinals’ inactives were defensive starters Jerraud Powers and Frostee Rucker plus running back Andre Ellington and tight end Jermaine Gresham; all due to injury.UP NEXTIt’s back on the road for one final time, at least in the regular season.The Cardinals travel to Philadelphia for a primetime matchup against the Eagles on Sunday, Dec. 20. Kickoff is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. with pregame coverage beginning four hours earlier on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM.It’s the 120th all-time meeting between the two franchises with the Cardinals holding a 58-56-5 advantage in a series that dates back to 1935.The Cardinals have won four of the past five, including last season, 24-20, when John Brown caught a 75-yard touchdown pass—what proved to be the game-winning play—with 1:21 remaining.Their current run of success against the Eagles began with a victory in the 2008 NFC Championship Game, 32-25, that sent the Cardinals to their first-ever Super Bowl. Heading east to Philadelphia, however, has been a struggle for the Cardinals, who have but just one road win (2011) in their last four tries against the Eagles.This game marks the second time this season the Cardinals have been “flexed” into NBC’s Sunday Night Football, and the second time this season the Cardinals will be featured on the national stage in consecutive weeks.The move gives the Cardinals a franchise-record five primetime appearances here in 2015, all of which will have occurred in a span of eight games: Week 7 vs. Baltimore (MNF), Week 10 at Seattle (SNF), Week 11 vs. Cincinnati (SNF), Week 14 vs. Minnesota (TNF) and Week 15 at Philadelphia (SNF). The Cardinals also played in a nationally-televised preseason game on NBC at Oakland on August 30. – / 45 Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and sellingcenter_img Top Stories Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Inside two minutes of the second quarter and the Vikings driving for a potential go-ahead score, Calais Campbell sacked Bridgewater on 3rd-and-10 at the Arizona 15 for an 11-yard loss. Minnesota settled for a field goal, tying the game at 10 at the half. For Campbell, it was his 46th career sack, the fifth-most in franchise history.Prior to Freeney’s strip-sack, the defense had forced two fumbles. First, Deone Bucannon poked the ball out of Jarius Wright’s arms and recovered the ball. Then, Josh Mauro stripped Peterson of the ball, which was recovered by Alex Okafor. The latter turnover was converted into points, Floyd’s 42-yard catch and run touchdown.THE BADCool moment for him, but it came at the Cardinals’ expense. Peterson’s nine-yard first-quarter touchdown was his 100th career score (95 rushing, five receiving), putting him in some pretty exclusive company. He joined Pro Football Hall of Famers Jim Brown and Emmitt Smith plus LaDainian Tomlinson as the only players in NFL history with at least 10,000 rushing yards and 100 total touchdowns in the first 117 games to begin a career.Facing a 3rd-and-goal at the Arizona 7, Bridgewater found a wide open Mike Wallace, who beat Justin Bethel for a touchdown. The PAT tied the game at 20 with 4:55 to play in the fourth quarter. It was the Vikings’ third red-zone trip and second time they scored seven rather than three points when inside the 20-yard line. The win was secured when Dwight Freeney, using his signature spin move, strip-sacked Teddy Bridgewater as the Vikings (8-5) drove for the game-tying field goal or perhaps go-ahead score. The Cardinals recovered with just seconds left on the game clock.Palmer was 25-of-35 with touchdown tosses to John Brown (65 yards) and Michael Floyd (42 yards); the 30th and 31st of the season, setting a single-season franchise record for passing touchdowns. Floyd caught five balls for 102 yards, topping the 100-yard receiving mark for the fourth time in his past five games.It was the Cardinals (11-2) seventh straight victory—and second in five days—which is tied for the third-longest in team history and longest such streak since 1974.By the way, the 11 regular season wins have matched a franchise-high.Bridgewater threw for a career-high 335 yards, while Adrian Peterson was held to 69 yards on 23 carries.The Cardinals, 4-0 in primetime games this season, can clinch their first division title since 2009 if Seattle loses or ties the Ravens in Baltimore on Sunday.THE GOODOn the very first snap of the game, Larry Fitzgerald caught a five-yard pass to extend his franchise record of at least one reception to 176 straight games, the longest active streak in the league. Fitzgerald caught two more balls before the end the first half. He finished with five (for 41 yards), leaving him four shy of 100 on the season. 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