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NEW YORK — Forbes estimates the New York Yankees are baseball’s most valuable team for the 18th straight year.Forbes claimed Wednesday the Yankees are worth $3.2 billion, up from $2.5 billion last year and matching the Dallas Cowboys for the high among U.S. teams. Forbes estimated the Yankees’ revenue last year at $508 million.The magazine estimated the Dodgers are worth $2.4 billion and World Series champion San Francisco at $2 billion. It pegged the average worth of an MLB team is $1.2 billion, an increase of 48 percent from last year.Forbes assigns Real Madrid the high value among all teams in all sports at $3.44 billion.TweetPinShare0 Shares
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OTTAWA – Canada should invoke the new Magnitsky Act to sanction those responsible for the killing of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the official Opposition said Monday.Conservative justice critic Tony Clement says that Saudi Arabia has already identified some individuals who were partially responsible for Khashoggi’s death, adding that the Magnitsky law is a next step the government should consider.“This may be a prime case for applying the Magnitsky law,” said Clement.Last year, Canada passed the Justice for Victims of Corrupt Foreign Officials Act, known as the Magnitsky Act, which gives the government the authority to freeze Canadian assets of foreign individuals who are found to have violated human rights.Clement’s comments follow the same urging by NDP foreign affairs critic Helene Laverdiere, as well as a similar bipartisan demand in the U.S. Congress.Laverdiere said the NDP hopes there will be a United Nations investigation into Khashoggi’s death.“When those responsible are identified, will the government be prepared to enforce the Magnitsky law?” Laverdiere said in question period last week.Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau condemned the murder of Khashoggi on Monday, saying the various Saudi explanations for his death lacked credibility and consistency.The government has not yet offered a concrete response on whether it will consider using the Magnitsky law in this case, saying it’s consulting Canada’s allies on this issue.Canada’s version of the Magnitsky law is based on the Global Magnitsky Act, a bill passed in 2016 that allows the U.S. to sanction foreign human rights violators.Two weeks ago, long before Saudi Arabia acknowledged its role in Khashoggi’s death, a bipartisan group of Democratic and Republican senators from the Committee on Foreign Relations wrote to President Donald Trump calling for sanctions under the act, automatically triggering a requirement that the president launch an investigation and decide within 120 days whether to take action.“The recent disappearance of Saudi journalist and Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi suggests that he could be a victim of a gross violation of internationally recognized human rights,” reads the letter, signed by a number of prominent Republican and Democratic U.S. lawmakers, including Tennessee Republican Sen. Bob Corker and South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsay Graham, a close congressional ally of the president.“We request that you make a determination on the imposition of sanctions pursuant to the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act with respect to any foreign person responsible for such a violation related to Mr. Khashoggi.”Named for whistleblower Sergei Magnitsky, who was beaten and denied medical care before his death in Russian custody in 2009, the 2016 law expanded on an earlier version designed exclusively to target Russian officials.Freeland said she has spoken with her counterparts from Germany and Turkey in recent days, and is actively engaged with Canada’s allies in a crafting a joint response.“We are working together to press for a transparent and credible investigation and we are very clear that there must be an accounting for this murder; those responsible must be brought to justice and must face the consequences,” Freeland told reporters Monday in Ottawa.Clement acknowledged Freeland’s position, which also came in a written statement on Saturday, and said the government needs to do its “diligence on this.”“If you want a next step that has been sanctioned by Parliament, our Parliament, the Magnitsky law…could be something that should be looked at,” said Clement.During a press conference with a visiting Mexican delegation, Freeland declined to answer questions about whether the government is considering scrapping the lucrative $15-billion contract to provide Ontario-made light armoured vehicles Saudi Arabia.“We have frozen export permits before when we had concerns about their potential misuse, and we will not hesitate to do so again,” Trudeau said later in the House of Commons.Trudeau also convened a meeting of the government’s new the Incident Response Group, which includes cabinet ministers and senior government officials, to discuss the Khashoggi affair.Khashoggi disappeared on Oct. 2 after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul to get paperwork he needed to marry his Turkish fiancee.Turkish officials say he was tortured, killed and dismembered at the diplomatic outpost.“Canada is very mindful of the fact that this murder occurred in Turkey and it’s very important for Turkey to be a part of the conversation,” said Freeland.— with files from James McCarten in Washington
Prince’s Trust Ambassador Tim Peake was in Cardiff last month to help the Minister for Welsh Language and Lifelong Learning, Eluned Morgan, announce £7.2m of funding to encourage young people, especially girls, to study Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) subjects at school.The astronaut joined the Minister at an event organised by The Prince’s Trust Cymru at Tramshed Tech, where they met young people involved in our STEM-related programmes. There, the Minister announced an investment of £7.2m, including £5.2m of European Union funding, for two similar projects which will help to ensure young people, particularly girls and young women, continue STEM studies at GCSE and beyond with the aim of pursuing STEM-related careers.Over the next four years, STEM Gogledd will work with 600 young people, 60% of whom will be female, to enrich and promote STEM subjects through a range of activities that complement the mainstream curriculum within schools across Gwynedd, Anglesey and Conwy.Technocamps 2 will work with 3,600 young people across West Wales, North Wales and the South Wales Valleys, two-thirds of whom will be female. It will target secondary schools which do not currently offer computer science as an option at GCSE, or where the subject is only recently available. The project will enable pupils in these schools to take part in workshops to build on their existing knowledge and enthusiasm for IT and computing.Announcing the funding, the Minister said: “It is a pleasure to be standing alongside Tim Peake today to announce such an important investment which will help to build the skills of our young people to help drive a the Welsh economy.Wales must become a STEM nation if we are to build a modern, dynamic, open economy that benefits everyone in Wales. Both the pace and nature of technological change is increasing dramatically and, to have the skilled workforce to capitalise on it, it is vital we have more young people who choose to study STEM subjects to a sufficiently high standard.“This is why I am grateful to organisations like The Prince’s Trust for their pioneering programmes and to role models, like Tim, who are influential in promoting the study of STEM subjects. Tim’s Principia mission inspired a generation and showed just how far, literally, science can take you.“We cannot just rely on people like Tim, though. We must all play our part in stimulating interest in these crucial subjects as a way of securing the next generation of STEM professionals in Wales. This is why I am so pleased to announce this £7.2m investment, £5.2m of it from the EU, for STEM Gogledd and Technocamps. This is a great example of EU funds helping to enthuse and excite young people, particularly girls, about the opportunities available to them.”Philip Jones, Director of The Prince’s Trust Cymru said:We are delighted that Tim Peake was able to join us and Welsh Government in promoting the importance of STEM to Welsh Education today. At The Prince’s Trust Cymru, we believe every young person should have the chance to succeed, and we believe Welsh Government’s latest commitment to STEM activities will help transform more young lives in Wales.
APTN National NewsThe emotional inquiry into how Phoenix Sinclair died while in the care of Manitoba social workers is over.The five-year-old girl was murdered by her biological mother and mother’s boyfriend.But now the head of the inquiry is tasked with determining how that could happen under the noses of social workers who were supposed to protect her.APTN’s Ntawnis Piapot explains what happens next.
Rabat- Morocco and France reiterated their commitment to further strengthen cooperation in the fields of security and the fight against terrorism, Interior Minister Mohamed Hassad said on Saturday in Rabat.Hassad, who was speaking to the press following a meeting with his French counterpart Bernard Cazeneuve, said that the talks “were an occasion for us to reiterate our full readiness to further boost cooperation between our respective security services.”This cooperation includes “the fight against terrorism through a confident and intense exchange of intelligence and experiences,” said the Moroccan official. The Minister said that the talks were also an opportunity to discuss “the latest development concerning the terrorist threat in the region and to define the priority areas for cooperation.”Hassad, who expressed satisfaction at the “unique partnership” with France, said that he agreed with his French counterpart to increase the frequency of meetings between Moroccan and French security officials with a view to enabling a better coordination in terms of combating terrorism and organized crime.The Moroccan Minister also pointed out to the context of the meeting which is held following the signature of a new agreement between Morocco and France on judicial cooperation.The meeting is also held following the meeting held between His Majesty King Mohammed VI and the French President last February 09 in Paris during which the two Heads of State a fresh impetus was added to bilateral relations between Morocco and France.
The Timor-Leste National Human Development Report 2011, launched by the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and President Jose Ramos-Horta, finds that significant strides have been made in poverty alleviation since 2007, but about 41 per cent of the rural population still lives in poverty.The report, entitled “Managing Natural Resources for Human Development: Developing the Non-Oil Economy to Achieve the MDGs [Millennium Development Goals],” presents the achievements of the country, thus far, and proposes strategies for further development.Timor-Leste’s Human Development Index (HDI) value places the country in the medium human development category, with a ranking of 120th among 169 countries reporting.Between 2005 and 2010, Timor-Leste’s life expectancy at birth increased by more than two years, while the average years of schooling remained the same. The country’s gross national income per capita increased by 228 per cent.The report recognises that the economic and social impact of the country’s 2006 political crisis and strife were severe, but notes that subsequent administrations have worked hard to address the underlying issues contributing to the crisis, and to establish national priorities for development.It notes that despite the setback, Timor-Leste has managed to recover and achieve high rates of growth, largely due to increased global oil prices and higher public spending. The report highlights the need for equitable growth.“Policies to address levels of poverty cannot rely solely on the ‘trickle-down’ effect of petroleum wealth, but as shown by the experiences of countries in the South-East Asian region, policies and programmes must be put in place to ensure that growth is inclusive,” according to the report.The challenge for Timor-Leste in the coming years will be how best it uses revenue from its Petroleum Fund to promote the development of the non-oil sectors of the economy. The focus should be on “how the country’s petroleum wealth can most effectively be used for implementing pro-poor economic growth, developing the rural sector, enabling poverty reduction, facilitating employment generation and promoting private sector development,” adds the report.The agricultural sector provides livelihoods for around 70 per cent of the population of Timor-Leste, with most people surviving largely on subsistence agriculture.“Improving livelihoods in the rural sector requires sustainable improvements in a number of key strategic areas, most notably in agricultural productivity, promoting crop diversification, developing agricultural processing and in enabling the marketing of products – particularly those with export potential.”In addition, the report identifies a number of other rural industries that are suitable for development – fishing, for example, could be expanded through greater investment in boats, ice factories and transport. Ecotourism also has potential. 3 May 2011A United Nations report released today recommends that Timor-Leste should use its oil wealth to boost sustainable development in the other sectors of the fledgling South-East Asian country’s economy and reduce inequality between urban and rural communities, according to a United Nations report released today.
The severe weather also caused some chaos at Toronto’s Pearson Airport Monday night. Flooding caused the airport’s website to go offline, as its computer server room got soaked. It just got back up and running.Al Sweeney joins us from Pearson Airport with more.00:00:00 | 00:00:00::Projekktor V1.3.09
TSX up modestly, traders shrug off Spanish downgrade, look to bank earnings AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Malcolm Morrison, The Canadian Press Posted Oct 11, 2012 4:39 pm MDT TORONTO – The Toronto stock market was slightly higher Thursday as resource stocks rose alongside prices for oil and metals.The S&P/TSX composite index was well off session highs by mid-afternoon, gaining 21.53 points to 12,233.95 following three days of losses. Markets have been depressed by fresh signs of a slowing economic recovery, including another downward revision of global growth by the International Monetary Fund and forecasts of lower demand by resource giant Alcoa Inc.The TSX Venture Exchange was 2.21 points lower at 1,299.94.Commodity prices also supported the Canadian dollar, which was up 0.21 of a cent at 102.18 cents US.New York markets were also off the best levels of the day with the Dow Jones industrials down 18.58 points to 13,326.39 on top of two back-to-back, triple-digit slides. The Nasdaq composite index slipped 2.4 points to 3,049.38 while the S&P 500 index ticked up 0.28 of a point at 1,432.84.Indexes had earlier been well into positive territory as a much better than expected read on U.S. jobless insurance claims raised hiring prospects. Traders also looked ahead to key earnings reports Friday from U.S. banking giants, including JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo.The U.S. Labour Department said the number of people seeking unemployment aid plummeted last week by 30,000 to a seasonally adjusted 339,000, the lowest level in more than four years. The four-week average, a less volatile measure, dropped by 11,500 to 364,000, a six-month low.Traders appeared to take in stride a move by Standard & Poor’s to cut its rating on Spain’s debt by two notches to BBB-minus, leaving the country on the verge of non-investment grade, or junk, status.The Spanish government has so far refused to tap a new European Central Bank bond-buying facility that has been largely designed to keep a lid on the country’s borrowing rates. But some analysts think the downgrade will help push the government to finally request the help.Even so, others think traders are in danger of letting their guard down.“We probably don’t focus enough on Europe. I still think it’s simmering and could blow up in our face,” said Jim Muir, director at Fraser Mackenzie.“But we’re all growing very complacent with the problems over there. One day we’ll wake up and there could very well be another Lehman Brothers moment happen there. But history shows we do work our way through these problems.”Earnings expectations are low for the third quarter as the debt crisis continues to take a toll on the economies in Europe, affecting the results of multinationals. The malaise has also spread to developing economies such as China.“Expectations are for a 2.1 per cent year-over-year decline in S&P 500 operating earnings — the first year-over-year drop since the recession,” said BMO Capital Markets senior economist Robert Kavcic.“Also, half of the 10 major sectors are expected to be in the red, so the earnings slowdown is relatively broad based and not just a one-sector phenomenon.”Merger and acquisition news also helped support markets.The Wall Street Journal reported that Sprint Nextel is in advanced talks to be acquired by Japanese cellphone company Softbank Corp. in a transaction valued at more than US$12.8 billion. Sprint Nextel shares surged 14.09 per cent to US$5.75 in New York as the company confirmed during the morning that there have been talks with Softbank on a possible transaction.Most TSX sectors were higher while resource stocks led gainers as prices for oil and metals advanced.The energy sector was up 0.57 per cent as oil continued to find support from worries that the Syrian conflict is escalating. Traders worry that the civil war in Syria could grow into a wider regional conflict that could threaten oil supplies from Middle East producers. The Middle East and North Africa account for about a third of global oil production.The November crude contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange was up 82 cents at US$92.07 a barrel. Canadian Natural Resources (TSX:CNQ) rose 21 cents to C$30.01.Nexen (TSX:NXY) shares climbed six cents to $25.21 as the federal government extended its review period for the proposed $15.1-billion takeover of the energy company by China’s state-owned offshore oil company. The review under the Investment Canada Act is being extended by 30 days. An initial 45-day review period was set to end Friday.The base metals sector was up 1.35 per cent as December copper climbed three cents to US$3.75 a pound. Teck Resources (TSX:TCK.B) ran ahead 49 cents to C$30.39.The gold sector was flat as December bullion edged up $5.50 to US$1,770.60 an ounce.NovaGold Resources Inc. (TSX:NG) gained 13 cents to C$5.04 as the company reported a third-quarter net loss of $21.5 million or eight cents per share. That is less than half of its net loss of $52.1 million or 22 cents per share from a year ago.The exploration and development miner, whose flagship asset is its 50 per cent owned Donlin gold project in Alaska, did not report any revenues for the quarter.Utilities were the biggest losers with Just Energy Group (TSX:JE) 31 cents lower to $10.55.
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Security specialist and columnist, TheJournal.ie By Tom Clonan Saturday 25 Feb 2017, 7:00 AM MALAYSIAN AUTHORITIES HAVE stated that Kim Jong-Nam – brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un – was killed by a deadly chemical weapon known as VX nerve agent.This is a highly significant claim as it implies that a state actor – such as North Korea – was involved in Jong-Nam’s murder. VX nerve agent is designated a weapon of mass destruction under the 1997 and 2005 Chemical Weapons Conventions. If its use in Malaysia is linked to North Korea’s dictator Kim Jong-un, tensions in the region may escalate.VX is a highly toxic nerve agent that was developed from the nerve gas Sarin – first developed by German scientists in the 1930s. The original nerve agents developed by the Nazis, such as Tabun, Soman and Sarin gases, were highly unstable and tended to evaporate rapidly – thus limiting their effectiveness as a battlefield weapon. They were classified as ‘Type G’ nerve agents.VX nerve agent is a ‘Type V’ variant that was developed to be more stable in its liquid and aerosol form – with an oily base designed to make it a more persistent and lethal contaminant. Even one tiny droplet on the skin would prove fatal to a fit and healthy adult.It is believed that Kim Jong-Nam’s attackers may have smeared his face with approximately 10 milligrams of the chemical agent. His female assailants may have applied a combination of pre-cursor and chemical agent in quick succession to deliver the fatal dose. A TV screen shows pictures of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and his older brother Kim Jong Nam. http://jrnl.ie/3256760 Tom Clonan: Nerve, blood and choking agents sending state-sponsored message of terror VX is a weapon of incredible cruelty and terror, writes security expert Tom Clonan. 58 Views Share Tweet Email1 Source: AP/Press Association ImagesKim Jong-Nam would have suffered an incredibly painful and cruel death by such methods. In the instant the VX liquid was rubbed on his face, Jong-Nam would have smelled a strong odour of fish or rotten eggs. He would have inhaled particles of the agent and other traces would have entered his system in his saliva and via the liquids and tear ducts in his eyes.This transmission would have taken seconds. On contact, VX immediately attacks the human enzyme cholinesterase and begins to shut down the body’s neuromuscular functions. In stark medical terms, this leads to rapid paralysis of the respiratory centre leading to respiratory failure and death. The symptoms are terrifying.Kim Jong-Nam, after inhaling the VX liquid would have immediately experienced muscle cramps, followed rapidly by excruciatingly painful tremors throughout his main muscle groups – in his torso, neck, arms and legs.His body would have produced a massive amount of saliva – causing him to appear to foam at the mouth, with liquid running from his nose. He would also have begun to sweat very heavily and also to defecate uncontrollably. Victims also wet themselves as their lungs fill with broncho-secretions.Thousands of targetsVX is a weapon of incredible cruelty and terror.In reality, it would have been relatively easy to assassinate a target such as Jong-Nam using far simpler methods. With the resources of a state – the range of low-tech methods that might be employed to kill someone are almost endless. Thousands of targets such as Jong-Nam have met their end by way of a single gunshot wound or an explosive device – even by drone killing.When the assassin wishes to send a more sinister message to the victim and his family and supporters – more intimate methods are selected – for example strangulation, garroting or beheading, in order to inflict a wider psychological, sectarian or political injury. Such methods – of which we have become sadly familiar of late – represent terrorism and state terrorism in a bestial, but latterly routine format.The use of a weapon of mass destruction to kill Jong-Nam takes psychological warfare and terror to a different level – with the possibility of regional and global consequences.According to international law, treaties and conventions, weapons of mass destruction come under the headings of chemical, biological, radioactive and nuclear agents. Whilst biological agents – such as anthrax and ricin – have been implicated in a small number of attacks since the beginning of the so-called Global War on Terror, there has been a worrying increase in the incidence and frequency of chemical attacks.Choking agents – such as chlorine and possibly phosgene attacks – have been documented in recent incidents in the war in Syria. Saddam Hussein stockpiled large amounts of chemical agents and used a combination of such weapons against the Kurds in the notorious assault on Halabja in Northern Iraq in 1988. In that attack, approximately 5000 men, women and children were killed by a variety of agents including the type of nerve agent that killed Jong-Nam.Blood agents In addition, Saddam used blood agents – such as Hydrogen Cyanide – in liquid and aerosol form in that attack. On contact with the skin, such agents interfere with the body’s ability to absorb oxygen in the blood stream. Victims – many of whom were infants and small children – literally drowned in their own blood as their lungs filled and their respiratory systems collapsed. Death in such circumstances is equally cruel with incredibly painful and traumatic hypoxic convulsions preceeding coma and death.Agents of the Russian State are known to have used a radioactive weapon – namely Polonium 210 – to assassinate Alexander Litvinenko in London in November 2006. In this case, the former FSB (KGB) agent was murdered when a dose of approximately 10 micrograms of Polonium 210 was placed by his assassins in a pot of tea he consumed at the Millenium Hotel in London on 1 November 2006. It took Litvinenko three weeks to die – a lingering, cruel and painful death.Litvinenko’s assassination – like that of Jong-Nam – was carried out using a weapon of mass destruction that bore the hallmarks of an action sanctioned at the highest levels of state. Both assassinations were also incredibly calculated, cruel and bestial – designed to send a very strong political and state sponsored message of terror.In the case of Litvinenko, it is believed that Vladimir Putin may well have sanctioned his killing in order to consolidate his power base in Moscow and to deter further dissent from former state operatives and their oligarch backers.In the case of Jong-Nam – it is not entirely clear as yet as to who the perpetrators are. The circumstances clearly point at Kim Jong-Un’s involvement. If so, this occurs at a very febrile time in world relations – with President Trump clearly signaling an intention to take military action if North Korea persists in developing its missile and nuclear capabilities. It would not be the first time in recent history that the presence of ‘weapons of mass destruction’ were cited as a cause for declaring a unilateral and catastrophic regional war – such as the invasion of Iraq. As the song goes, ‘there may be trouble ahead’.Tom Clonan: Heavy bombers dropping ‘full payload’ have horrific effects on those below >Also: Isis sows seeds of inter-ethnic conflict to give its perverted ideology some sort of twisted logic > Tom Clonan 11 Comments Feb 25th 2017, 7:00 AM Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article
La TV d’Orange pousserait-elle au piratage?France – Un rapport ministériel stipule que l’exclusivité de certaines chaînes d’Orange inciterait au piratage. Les acteurs de l’audiovisuel songeraient à une régulation de ces exclusivités.La commission Hagelsteen a rendu son rapport sur l’impact des exclusivités dans le secteur de la télévision payante. Les conclusions, publiées lundi, accusent Orange d’inciter au piratage des programmes par son offre triple play, avec un prix sensiblement supérieur à la moyenne : “La stratégie d’Orange comporte nombre d’inconvénients, à court, moyen et long termes, qui ne rendent pas son maintien souhaitable.”Établir une loi interdisant les exclusivités a été refusée par la commission qui, au contraire, propose une régulation par une autorité comme le CSA (Conseil supérieur de l’audiovisuel). Auparavant, l’Autorité de la concurrence avait demandé une clarification concernant ces exclusivités, après avoir publié un avis défavorable en juillet.Le 14 janvier 2010 à 11:48 • Emmanuel Perrin
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A motorcyclist involved in a crash Monday morning in Battle Ground has died from his injuries, according to the Battle Ground Police Department.John A. Christianson, 58, of Ridgefield was being treated at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center in Vancouver. He was taken off life support Wednesday afternoon, and “his desire was fulfilled to help others through organ donation,” Christianson’s family said in an email Thursday.Emergency crews were dispatched shortly after 8 a.m. to the intersection of Southwest 10th Avenue (state Highway 503) and Eaton Boulevard. A 1992 Lexus sedan, driven by Daniel S. Berry, 34, of Vancouver, and an Indian motorcycle, driven by Christianson, collided in the intersection, according to a police department news release.Witnesses said Berry was driving north on 10th Avenue and failed to stop at the red light at Eaton Boulevard. Christianson was traveling east on Eaton Boulevard when he was struck by Berry’s car, the news release said. Debris from the crash struck two nearby vehicles.Christianson was a longtime Clark County resident, his family said, and worked as director of engineering and operations at Trail Tech, a Polaris subsidiary in Battle Ground. He was riding his motorcycle to work when the crash occurred.
Load More JW Marriott at Galaxy Macau named venue and Galaxy Entertainment Group named Venue Sponsor for 2019 Asian Gaming Power 50 Black Tie Gala Dinner RelatedPosts IGT’s Managing Director Asia-Pacific, Andrew Hely, says he is confident the company can earn the trust of Macau’s operators during a current trial period being conducted on some of its newest slot machine titles as it looks to boost its market share in Asia’s casino hub.Already renowned as a leader in the systems segment throughout the region, IGT has made no secret in recent years of its plans to become the third major player in Macau’s highly lucrative slots market alongside Aristocrat and Scientific Games via a restructuring of its Asia-Pacific team and development of a broad new range of standalone and linked progressive titles. Aristocrat wins battle over intellectual property rights with US$3 million settlement IGT announces offering of €500,000,000 senior secured notes Those titles are now being trialled by a number of Macau operators with Hely telling Inside Asian Gaming at ICE London this week that the early signs have been encouraging.“We’re pleased with what we’re seeing so far,” Hely explained.“We’re still in that evolving part of the process at the moment where we’ve got the products that we think can perform in the marketplace and now we’ve got to prove ourselves in the trials.“We’ve got the good will of the operators – the market sentiment is positive towards us – but like everyone else we’ve got to prove ourselves through a trial of 90 days to get the operator’s confidence to purchase some products and engineer some repeat business as well. We’re coming off a base that is under-represented in our opinion but we think there is capacity there for a lot more from an IGT standpoint. It’s just a matter of earning our way further onto those floors.”Hely noted that IGT’s Australia-New Zealand (ANZ) business had undergone a similar rejuvenation that resulted in a 26% jump in volume in 2018, with the company now turning its attention to Macau and the rest of Asia to follow suit in 2019.“We knew Asia would probably be lagging by 12 to 18 months in terms of how we collected our efforts from a regional point of view,” he said. “2018 was the year of investment and recalibration, 2019 has to be the year we deliver our results for Asia. We think we’ve got the products to do that.“We still regard ourselves as arguably the leader in systems in Asia. We have a good product and a standing reputation as far as that is concerned.“We just need to get the consistency with games now moving forward and I think that will start to come as we come out the other side of those trials.”
Meanwhile, more emergency declarations may go up around the state of Florida, and evacuation orders may be issued locally depending on the track of Dorian.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. MIAMI (WSVN) – After declaring a state of emergency a day earlier, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis spoke about Hurricane Dorian at the National Hurricane Center in Miami.DeSantis toured the NHC and met with oceanographers and hurricane experts to get the latest information about Dorian’s potential impact on Florida, which is forecast to be devastating.DeSantis declared a state of emergency for 26 counties exclusively along the coast of Florida, but the declarations are expected to increase overtime.“The message I think, right now, is that all Floridians really need to monitor Hurricane Dorian and make the necessary preparations,” DeSantis said in his speech. “This is a track that has a significant amount of uncertainty. I was talking with Ken and some of these people and you can make a case for places like Miami and the Keys to get impacted, you can make a case for Northern Florida and, obviously, Central Florida, so really, the key is to have your plan and make those preparations right now.”Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez also spoke about Hurricane Dorian at a press conference, informing residents about preparations they need to make should they be impacted by the storm.“Now is definitely the time for everyone to begin completing any preparations that are time-consuming,” Gimenez said. “Residents should make sure that emergency equipment, such as hurricane shutters and battery-powered radios, are in good working order and begin putting up all the shutters that are more difficult to assemble.”Gimenez also said other preparations include buying bottled water. However, he noted, tap water is fine if you’re not able to get bottled water.
Kakinada: World Adivasi Day was organised at the Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University- Kakinada (JNTU-K) at BR Ambedkar Library Hall here on Friday. On this occasion, the statue of the architect of the Indian Constitution BR Ambedkar was garlanded as he strived for welfare of all in the society and their equality. Speaking on the occasion, JNTU Registrar Prof VV Subba Rao said that for the first time, the university was organizing the Adivasi Day on a grand scale. The Registrar also said that students should also be participate in such programmes in large numbers. Also Read – DGP Gautam Sawang warns over objectional posts on social media Advertise With Us On this occasion, the Registrar said social reformer Jyotirao Phule strived for equality of all and for the uplift of Girijans and other backward classes in the society. University Rector Prof I Shanti Prabha, Prof Purnanandam and others also spoke. Several faculty members belonging to different departments also paid glowing tributes to Dr Ambedkar and Phule. They advised the students to take the great visionaries as role models to come up in life.
Seeking to take over the market dominated by Apple and Google, Microsoft is on its way to slash prices on Windows RT, a version of its flagship software for tablet. A year after the launch of Surface tablets, Microsoft intends to cut prices of the Windows RT for small-sized tablets and thereby try and get more manufacturers to adopt the software. The Redmond-based company is struggling to make a foothold for Windows RT in the $64 billion tablet market, against the more popular iOS and Android OS ever since its launch last June.According to an IDC research report, firms like Hewlett-Packard and HTC moving away from the Windows RT left the company with less than one percent market share in the first quarter of the year, as against Apple’s share at almost 40 percent. The new price remains undisclosed but is believed to help Google to compete with Amazon’s Kindle Fire or Nexus 7 in the market by helping manufactures sell tablets for a cheaper price to customers.The ongoing Computex computer industry conference in Taipei, according to Bloomsberg, will see a huge effort from Google to push device manufactures to adopt the Windows RT. However, it is no secret that most traditional players in the market are less than happy with Microsoft for not giving them viable means to compete with devices including Apple’s iPad.Samsung had earlier nixed its plans of Windows RT tablet in the United States citing modest demand, but Acer was more straightforward in calling the Windows RT platform ‘very immature’. “We have some R&D projects (with Windows RT), but we will be very very cautious in deciding whether we will do the launch and mass production,” said Acer Chairman J T Wang on Monday, according to Appleinsider.
00:00 /00:55 To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Share X Photo via FlickrIf you’re anticipating a summer backyard barbecue where you won’t have to swat mosquitoes, Texas A&M entomologist Dr. Paul Nestor said that’s probably just wishful thinking. He said the freeze really didn’t last long enough to make an impact on the insect population.“The temperature we feel is usually a wind chill to our skin but the ground itself, it heats up a lot faster than we think,” explained Nestor. “Many of the insects such as fleas and all, they’re not active this time of year anyway and they are overwintering. And yes, if we have a very, very hard freeze where you kill those insects close to the top of the ground, sure. But I think it’s going to be minimal effect.”Nestor said there’s actually another factor that’s the real predictor of summertime insect activity. That’s the amount of rain we get in the spring.“We have lots of humidity, we have moisture, we have insects,” added Nestor. “We have the correct conditions for insects to multiply readily.”Nature also deals another wallop to Houston when the temperatures heat up, and that’s pollen. But Nestor said the freeze probably won’t affect that either. He explained that over the eons, plants have learned to protect themselves and they can easily come back after a spate of cold weather. Listen