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first_imgImpressive footage from both the Blackmagic 4K Production Camera and Panasonic Lumix GH4 are exciting for cinematographers and indie filmmakers.The Blackmagic Production Camera 4K and the Panasonic Lumix GH4 (yet to be released) are creating quite a buzz in the indie-filmmaking community. But how do they compare to each other? In the following article we take a look at test footage and differences between these two cameras.The Blackmagic Production Camera 4KThe highly anticipated Blackmagic 4K Production Camera offers the sleek design of the original BMCC with 4K resolution. Early test footage shows that the quality is every bit as beautiful as it’s predecessor.The camera, which just started shipping, has been plagued with release delays over the past year. Blackmagic CEO Grant Petty says that the delay is caused because the company needed to “replace a bunch of the software in the camera that handles the sensor calibration and image processing“. Blackmagic has recently dropped the price of the cam $1,000 (now only $3,000), making it the cheapest 4K production camera. That is until the GH4 is released…The Panasonic Lumix GH4Unlike the BMCC, the mirrorless GH4 doubles as a still photography camera when it’s not taking 4K footage. With an updated sensor and 4K compatibility, the GH4 offers DSLR lovers a camera for the modern age. Preliminary footage of the GH4 shows it’s capability and we are impressed.The GH4 is not quite as cinematic as the BMCC, partly due to it’s MOV compression, as opposed to BMCC’s RAW recording. That being said it is still producing high quality footage that rivals even the most state-of-the-art DSLRs (we’re looking at you Canon Mark III). Early speculation has the GH4 priced at $1,500 but Panasonic has not released any details regarding the release.What do you think of the test footage? Do you think that the GH4 is a real contender or is the Blackmagic far superior?last_img read more

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first_imgBJP president Amit Shah on Wednesday appointed party vice-president Avinash Rai Khanna as in-charge of the party’s poll preparations in Jammu and Kashmir, a day after the core group from the State unit was told to begin preparations for the Assembly elections. Announcing the decision in New Delhi, general secretary Arun Singh said directions for ramping up booth level preparations, specifically in the Kashmir Valley, had also been given to the leaders. This, even as the Lok Sabha had, in this Parliament session itself, voted to extend the President’s Rule by six months. The core group on Tuesday evening was also told by BJP working president J P Nadda that the campaign should revolve around the development work done under the Central rule in the State, the successful conclusion of panchayat polls and the strong action taken against the Jammu and Kashmir Bank on allegations of corruption and questionable transactions.last_img read more

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first_imgPBA IMAGESStar knocked off NLEX, 89-77, to clinch the first semifinals slot in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup Tuesday night at Mall of Asia Arena.Kristofer Acox had 21 points and 12 rebounds for the Hotshots, who will face the winner between the top-seeded Meralco Bolts and No. 8 Blackwater Elite matchup in a best-of-5 semis series.ADVERTISEMENT E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  Read Next MOST READ Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Durham says Bolts ‘didn’t play like ourselves’ in upset loss to Elite LATEST STORIES “It’s very hard for us because it was our third game in five days. But because of our willingness to go to the next level, we were able to do it,” Star head coach Chito Victolero told reporters.It was just a four-point game before the Hotshots went on a 14-4 run to put the game away, 89-75, with Paul Lee scoring eight of his team’s final 10 points.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“We limited them to under 80 points and that was our goal which was to limit their fastbreak points,” said Victolero.Star beat NLEX for the second time in just two nights after picking up a 101-93 on Sunday that kept the Road Warriors from securing a twice-to-beat advantage in the quarterfinals. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles03:47Tropical Depression ‘Quiel’ enters PAR01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Lee scored 18 points, making all of his six free throws, against Yeng Guiao, his former coach back with Rain or Shine, while Ian Sangalang added 14 points and four rebounds.The Hotshots smothered the Road Warriors, who registered their lowest output this conference. Their previous low was also against Star.Star also had an impressive showing on the offensive end, shooting 52% from the field.Victolero steered Star to the semis in the previous two conferences as well but the Hotshots have failed to advance in each of those times. He believes his team has what it takes to get over the hump this time with more experience under its belt.“We’ve been here before. all-Filipino, Commissioner’s Cup, but we’ve only reached until the semis. But now we’re more experienced than before and we hope we get through this time.”ADVERTISEMENT Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Aaron Fuller scored 16 points and grabbed nine rebounds for NLEX, which ended the conference on a three-game losing skid after a going on franchise-best 4-0 start. BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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first_imgPhilippine Arena Interchange inaugurated The Reds finished on 97 points — the highest final points total of any runner-up in English top-flight history — and with just one loss all season. But the big prize eluded them once again.Liverpool needed to better City’s result on the final day of the season after starting the matches a point behind the defending champions.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsAnd when Sadio Mane sidefooted home a cross from Trent Alexander-Arnold in the 17th minute, the home side was provisionally in the lead.There was even more optimism when City briefly fell behind to Brighton but by halftime the mood had been punctured with City in front 2-1. MOST READ DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold reacts during the English Premier League soccer match between Liverpool and Wolverhampton Wanderers at the Anfield stadium in Liverpool, England, Sunday, May 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Dave Thompson)LIVERPOOL, England — The wait goes into another decade for Liverpool.Despite a 2-0 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers, Liverpool missed out on becoming English champion for the first time since 1990 because title rival Manchester City beat Brighton 4-1 on an afternoon of fluctuating emotions on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT Mane added a second goal in the 81st minute, again from a cross by Alexander-Arnold, to clinch a 30th win in 38 games for Liverpool in a remarkable season for Juergen Klopp’s side that could yet end with it becoming European champion for the sixth time.Liverpool plays Tottenham in the Champions League final on June 1.Liverpool’s only loss was to City at Etihad Stadium on Jan. 3 and the team hasn’t dropped any points since March 3, a 0-0 stalemate at Merseyside neighbor Everton that completed a run of four draws in six league games in a five-week span.That, ultimately, cost Liverpool the title.“We only lost one game all season,” Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah said. “We gave everything. We got 97 points. We will fight next season for the title.”ADVERTISEMENT Wolves finished its first season back in the Premier League in seventh place, which could earn a place in next season’s Europa League if City beats Watford in the FA Cup final next weekend.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Roma beats champion Juventus 2-0 in bid for top 4 spotcenter_img Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte LATEST STORIES View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power gridlast_img read more

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first_imgJasprit Bumrah made his Test debut in the first Test in Cape Town against South Africa. India lost that match by 72 runs, but the pacer is relishing the challenges posed by the wickets and the conditions which he was unfamiliar with before making it to the Test squad.”It’s always challenging when you come to a new country. The wicket is different, weather is different. So it’s always good to face new challenges and when you play more and more you get to know the wickets and conditions,” Bumrah told reporters.WATCHIndia are trailing 0-1 in the three-match series but the right-arm pacer said the team is focussed on correcting the mistakes and prepare accordingly.”We are not focussing on the result because when ever we look far ahead we drift away from the plan,” Bumrah said.”We are taking each day at a time and take it forward from there. We are focusing on our preparations, as far as the wicket is concerned, I have not played over here but there is a lot of bounce in the wickets at the nets.”We are looking to adapt to it and rectify the mistakes that we did in the first Test and go forward,” he added.Reacting to many cricket experts suggesting that Bumrah could be the X-factor during the South Africa tour because of his bowling action, the Gujarat seamer said: “I dont think about these things. I just wanted to be here and it is always a dream to play Test with all these players.”advertisement”Now I’ve played a Test and hopefully go and play more,” Bumrah added.(With inputs from IANS)last_img read more

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first_imgGeorgia's offense lined up against the Florida Gators defense.JACKSONVILLE, FL – OCTOBER 29: Georgia Bulldogs and Florida Gators players line up before a snap during the first quarter of the game at EverBank Field on October 29, 2016 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images)Week 9 of the college football season is here. This is the last weekend before the first College Football Playoff rankings are revealed.There are a number of big games this week, most notably a top-10 showdown between Florida and Georgia. This year’s matchup will be one of the juiciest in recent memory for the longtime rivals.Additionally, there are matchups between ranked teams in the Big Ten (Iowa-Penn State) and Pac-12 (Washington State-Stanford).As he does each week, Ralph Russo of the Associated Press released his score picks for Week 9. He picked more than 20 contests.Here are Russo’s predictions for the big games:Clemson 31, Florida State 14Notre Dame 35, Navy 17Oklahoma State 24, Texas 21Georgia 23, Florida 17Oklahoma 49, Kansas State 20Missouri 24, Kentucky 21Washington State 28, Stanford 24Texas A&M 24, Mississippi State 21Penn State 24, Iowa 23NC State 27, Syracuse 24Boston College 24, Miami 21South Carolina 27, Tennessee 24Russo’s “Upset Special” is unranked Oklahoma State over No. 6 Texas. Stillwater can be a tough place to play, so seeing the Cowboys pull this one out wouldn’t be overly shocking.For the year, Russo is 4-4 picking “Upset Specials.” He missed last week picking Oregon to top Washington State.You can see Russo’s full breakdown of his picks here.last_img read more

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first_imgIndia vs New Zealand: Lockie Ferguson happy with ‘underdogs’ tag ahead of CWC semi-finalIndia vs New Zealand: India will be facing New Zealand in a World Cup semi-final for the first time in the history of the ICC Cricket World Cup.advertisement Reuters ManchesterJuly 8, 2019UPDATED: July 8, 2019 07:50 IST New Zealand take on India in the 1st semifinal of World Cup 2019. (Reuters Photo)New Zealand are at peace with their underdog status and are preparing for a “scrap” in Tuesday’s World Cup semi-final against India, coach Gary Stead and quick Lockie Ferguson said on Sunday.New Zealand, the tournament runners-up last time, grabbed the last semi-final berth after a hat-trick of defeats nearly derailed their strong start in the tournament.”I’m not spending a lot of time worrying about what other people are thinking, whether we should be here or not,” Stead told reporters at Old Trafford.India topped the group stage with just one defeat while their match against New Zealand in Nottingham was washed out.Stead said his team would walk out on Tuesday to prove their mettle against a strong Indian side.”India are a quality team, there’s no doubt. They’ve got match-winners right throughout their lineup. I said right from the very start whoever we play, we going to have to be somewhere near our very best to beat.”That’s the excitement, that’s the challenge in front of us. Hopefully, you’ll see what Kiwis are made of out there as well, that ‘no-die’ attitude and I guess stand up when we need to.”New Zealand will be bolstered by the return of their leading wicket-taker in the tournament with Ferguson recovering from tightness in his hamstring.The quick also felt the underdog status suited his side.”I guess in World Cups obviously big games get pumped up and where we stand is the fourth going into the semi-finals so naturally I guess they back India,” Ferguson said.advertisement”But as New Zealanders we are often the underdogs and I guess that’s a position we like to be in… it’s knockout cricket now so it’s all on Tuesday and the better team will go through.The right-arm paceman said the 2015 finalists had earned their place in the last four with some good cricket and were braced for another characteristic joust against India.”We’ve played some good cricket to get to the point where we are in a position to play a semi-final and then it all counts on the day so were looking forward to the challenge for sure.”As a team, we definitely want to be the scrappers and guys that scrap for wins and not always do we win pretty.”We kind of pride ourselves on coming back from tough situations and scrap our way out of it and give ourselves an opportunity to win.”On Tuesday, New Zealand will have to find a way to deal with Rohit Sharma, who smashed a record fifth century at this year’s tournament against Sri Lanka on Saturday.”It’s hard to sort of get away from the media on Rohit and fair juice to him, he’s played on a lot of different wickets and scored some big runs.”For sure we’re looking to do our scouting over the next few days and make sure we have a plan to sort of take him down as he’s been their top run scorer and obviously an important wicket to get early on.”Also Read | New Zealand have won just 1 out of 7 World Cup semi-finalsAlso Read | Pressure will be a constant companion: Sachin Tendulkar ahead of India-New Zealand semi-finalAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow World Cup 2019Follow India vs New ZealandFollow Lockie Ferguson Nextlast_img read more

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first_imgA healthy lawn has many benefits, and spring and summer are good times to develop healthy lawn habits. Here are a few simple steps that will help you keep your lawn healthy and help eliminate weeds. You don’t have to use herbicides (a type of pesticide) to get rid of weeds. In fact, treating your lawn with pesticides is rarely necessary. By taking some simple steps, you can keep your lawn healthy without using pesticides. Hand weeding is an option. You may also want to consider growing other plants, such as ground covers that are adapted to the area. A variety of plants adds to the appeal of your lawn and garden and they will attract birds and beneficial insects that are often fun to watch. Save your clippings instead of bagging them. They’re a good source of nitrogen and the worms and insects that break them down help aerate the soil. These organisms also mix organic and mineral matter in the soil and create air pockets and channels for water and air to pass through. Bare or damaged spots on the lawn are favorite spots for weeds to start. If your lawn has a bare spot, overseed the area and top it with soil or compost. Make sure your lawn is getting enough water. Once established, lawns need 2.5 centimetres (one inch) of water once a week to maintain healthy root systems. Mowing is also important. Keep your mower blade sharp. Mow high by cutting grass at a height of 6-8 cm (2.5 to three inches). This will help your lawn develop a deep extensive root system, grow thicker blades and retain more soil moisture. A healthy deep-rooted lawn will help smother weeds and keep them from growing and germinating. It can also resist pests, drought, temperature extremes and general wear and tear. This will reduce the need to use pesticide products. If you are considering pesticides for your lawn or garden, please make sure they are on the Department of Environment’s List of Allowable Pesticides, available at http://gov.ns.ca/nse/pests/non-essential.pesticides.asp. -30-last_img read more

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first_imgVANCOUVER — The British Columbia SPCA is warning dog owners about the dangers of recreational marijuana to their pets now that it’s legal.The Vancouver branch says in a news release that an 11-week old husky puppy named Bear nearly died of a drug overdose.When Bear was surrendered to the shelter he appeared lethargic and staff knew something was wrong and by the time he was rushed to a veterinarian he was already unconscious.Blood work showed the puppy had consumed a toxic level of THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana.The release from the society says if you suspect a pet has ingested drugs, the animal needs to be taken immediately for care.Vancouver branch manager Jodi Dunlop says some people may be reluctant to be up front about what happened, but it could be a matter of life or death for the pet. The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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first_imgKristin Chenoweth, Emmy and Tony award winner, graces the cover of the November/December issue of Live Happy magazine, a first-of-its-kind publication combining science with engaging and informative content to help readers achieve true happiness and live fuller and more productive lives.Live Happy Nov/Dec issue cover with Kristin ChenowethIn this issue, on newsstands today, Kristin explains why she chooses happiness above security and success and shares her gratitude for life’s many blessings.Video: Kristin Chenoweth is Living HappyFocused on giving thanks around the most thankful time of year, Live Happy highlights new research and methods to find happiness through gratitude and reap the related health benefits.“Gratitude shouldn’t just be reserved for the holidays, but it’s the perfect time to reinforce it,” says Deborah Heisz, co-founder of Live Happy. “In this issue, we bring together leading experts and practitioners who inspire our readers to practice gratitude and experience its effects on happiness in their everyday lives.”This latest issue of Live Happy features new and exclusive research exploring the link between gratitude and happiness. The enlightening article, “More Than a Feeling” proves that being thankful releases a rush of dopamine leading to improved physical, mental and emotional health.In addition to Live Happy’s experts, this issue features profiles on other happy individuals like Caroline Hirsch of Carolines on Broadway and Peggy Andrews, a New York City-based lawyer who is following her dreams by making Ayurvedic lollipops in her spare time. It also offers unique recommendations for gifts of happiness this holiday season.The November/December issue includes articles by Live Happy’s extensive panel of experts and ongoing columnists to help readers explore their own lives and uncover new levels of happiness, including: • KEEPING THE PEACE: Learn strategies to ease stress at family gatherings during the holidays from Gretchen Rubin, best-selling author of “The Happiness Project.” • REFLECT AND BE HAPPY: Stacy Kaiser, renowned psychotherapist and relationship expert, offers seven ways to enhance your sense of peace and gratitude. • GETTING AHEAD OF HOLIDAY STRESS: Soak in Chrissy Carter’s tips on how to stay cool, calm and collected through mindful meditation and restorative yoga.This issue of Live Happy coincides with the launch of its digital edition, which is available from the App Store and on Google Play. Current Live Happy subscribers receive complimentary access on their tablet devices and separate digital subscriptions are also available for $9.99.last_img read more

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first_imgAdvertisement Facebook Twitter Advertisement Login/Register With:center_img After spending the hiatus speculating over his fate, Mary Kills People revealed that Ben (Jay Ryan) was indeed still alive. The mystery was solved in the Season 3 premiere episode’s final minutes as Detective Hall (Scott Cavalheiro) approached Ben about an apparent suicide call he had just been on that seemed a bit fishy given the “angel of death” herself, Dr. Mary Harris (Caroline Dhavernas), also happened to be on the scene. While Ben wasn’t so easily swayed into helping by Detective Hall, he was clearly shocked to learn that Mary was five months pregnant.Those five months have been pretty hard on Ben as well. “He’s kind of down and out,” Ryan told The TV Junkies on a set visit earlier this year. “He’s not only given up Mary, but he’s also given up his career. He’s become a bit of a recluse.” Luckily, Ryan did add that while “he is in a bad state,” when viewers see more of him in this week’s “Girl Problems,” written by Jane Maggs and directed by Norma Bailey, he “progresses and moves forward pretty quickly.” Jay Ryan (Corus Entertainment) LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment last_img read more

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Rabat – Manchester United’s Manager, Louis Van Gaal, expressed his concern following a few physical injuries suffered by his left-footed players.The British club has been forced to take two footballers, who happen to be left-footed, out of the game due to injuries, namely the English left-back Luke Shaw, who has a broken leg, and the Argentinian international Marcos Rojo, who has a hurt hamstring.Dutch manager, Van Gaal, said he is facing a problem because of this series of injuries. “The left-footed players, Shaw and Rojo, are injured, so I have a problem,” he said according to British media.Shaw and Rojo were left out of Wednesday’s United’s match against Ipswich, in which Van Gaal’s team scored an absolute win (3-0).Despite their win, United’s manager had to come up with a strategy to retain the “balance” within his team, in order to lessen the absence of Shaw and Rojo on the pitch.“We have to spare the players. Smalling and Mata have played all the minutes, Blind also,” he said.“I have changed every player except a left-foot player, so Blind has played all the minutes,” he added. read more

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The Canadian Press Companies in this story: (TSX:DOL) MONTREAL — Dollarama Inc. raised its dividend as it reported a fourth-quarter profit of $172 million, up from $162 .8 million a year earlier.The retailer says it will now pay a quarterly dividend of 4.4 cents per share, up from four cents.The increased payment to shareholders came as the company said it earned 54 cents per diluted share for the quarter ended Feb. 3, compared with a profit of 48 cents per diluted share in the same quarter a year earlier.Sales for the 13-week period totalled $1.06 billion, up from $938.1 million, while comparable store sales grew 2.6 per cent.Analysts on average had expected a profit of 55 cents per share and revenue of $1.07 billion, according to Thomson Reuters Eikon.In its outlook for the coming year, Dollarama says it expects to add 60 to 70 new stores. read more

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6 May 2008Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today congratulated the Government and people of New Zealand, the recipient of this year’s Franklin Delano Roosevelt International Disability Award, for their efforts to improve the lives of those living with disabilities. The Award is presented by the Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute to a UN Member State that makes noteworthy progress towards the full participation of citizens with disabilities as called for in the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.In his remarks at the award ceremony, Mr. Ban noted that New Zealand is widely recognized for its leadership on disability issues, particularly as a leading proponent of the Disabilities Convention, which just entered into force on 3 May. Ambassador Don McKay of New Zealand chaired the committed tasked with drafting the Convention, and his “inspired leadership ensured an open, transparent and inclusive process that led us to a successful outcome,” the Secretary-General noted. The Ambassador’s leadership was a reflection of his country’s deep commitment to disability issues domestically, Mr. Ban added, noting that the Government’s comprehensive disability strategy led New Zealand to adopt Sign Language as its third official language in 1996. It has also promoted quality living for persons with disabilities within their communities. “As a result of these many similar measures, New Zealand has become a model for the world on disability issues,” said Mr. Ban. “Your example strengthens our resolve to ensure human rights and development for all – especially through the full and meaningful participation of persons with disabilities in every level of society, from the local to the global.”The Secretary-General’s own country, the Republic of Korea, was the first recipient of the Award, which was established in 1995. read more

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BERLIN — Bombardier Transportation has signed two contracts with Transport for London worth US$558 million to build and maintain another 45 four-car electric multiple train units.The first contract covers the design and manufacture of 180 new vehicles and the second is a 35-year agreement providing maintenance for the new vehicles.The contracts include an option for up to 24 additional trains and another to extend the maintenance support for five years.Bombardier Inc’s top business-jet customer says it has ‘all the trust in the world’ in the companyBombardier Inc ‘doing all the right things’ — but still a long way from CSeries targetBombardier Transportation, which is based in Berlin, says the new trains will be built in Derby, England and will create hundreds of jobs.Bombardier had announced during the Paris Air Show in mid-June that it had been selected as the preferred bidder for the trains.The company had won an original deal to provide 57 trains starting in 2007 for a suburban rail network in Britain that serves Greater London and Hertfordshire with 111 stations on several routes. read more

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TORONTO — Canadian municipalities must take the initiative to seek out international business and economic opportunities, especially given U.S. President Donald Trump’s threats to tear up the North American Free-Trade Agreement, Hamilton Mayor Fred Eisenberger says.Speaking from the Colombian capital of Bogota, Eisenberger said his city and nearby Niagara region is trying to build a relationship with the South American country that began at the Pan-Am Games in the greater Toronto area two years ago.“Municipalities today are much more aggressive and need to be,” Eisenberger said in an interview. “(They) can’t necessarily wait for the national government to do a junket to a country of its choice or for the provincial government, although we participate in those as well.”Trump has long made it clear that he wants, at the very least, to renegotiate NAFTA, saying the deal with Canada and Mexico has put the U.S. at a disadvantage. He repeated that position on Sunday.“We are in the NAFTA (worst trade deal ever made) renegotiation process with Mexico & Canada. Both being very difficult, may have to terminate?” the president tweeted.“The only thing that needs to be terminated is your presidency,” Eisenberger shot back in a tweet of his own. “Save yourself and your country. Resign and you will be popular everywhere.”Justin Avery, CEO of Hamilton-based Xeist Inc., has just returned from Colombia with a view to finding a manufacturer to produce the company’s sportswear. Trump’s statements on NAFTA are disturbing and underscore the need to look at places to do deals, he said.“It definitely does become a concern, especially with a 75 per cent hike that he was talking about on some tariffs,” Avery said. “We have to weigh our options and look at different options now just because of that.”While Eisenberger said he expects NAFTA to survive given its importance to the United States, the mayor made it clear he has little time for the president’s threats and style of politics. Sunday’s response to Trump, Eisenberger told The Canadian Press, was borne of anger over what he called the president’s divisive politics, misogyny and racism.“I’ve been watching this whole Trump experience with interest and frustration — certainly the kind of divisive politics has caught my attention and certainly is something we should stand against and speak against,” Eisenberger said. “The NAFTA tweet was a culmination of frustrations, and this one culminated for me on Sunday when he put a tweet out there saying he may want to terminate the NAFTA agreement, which I think is ridiculous.”Eisenberger is leading a delegation during a 12-day visit that will take in three Colombian cities — Barranquilla and Medellin as well as Bogota. Representatives from several area businesses, such as Air Canada Cargo and Kubes Steel, as well as from McMaster University and Mohawk college, are joining the mayor starting Saturday.The Pan-Am Games afforded Hamilton an opportunity to host business people and others from the Americas and Colombia, with whom Canada already has a free-trade deal, turned out to be a country of particular bilateral interest. The South American country has finally put behind years of a drug-cartel-fuelled insurgency and entering a period of growth and stability that is making it an attractive place to further ties, the mayor said.“We’ve continued to nurture that relationship and are now getting more specific in terms of meeting businesses and leaders here directly on potential opportunities in agri-business, in information and communications, in advanced manufacturing,” Eisenberger said.Among other things, the McMaster Innovation Park research centre is expected to sign a memorandum of understanding with a Colombian counterpart. read more

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The Special Task Force had launched search operations in the prison.Security has been tightened in the prison following the protest. (Colombo Gazette) Several inmates of the Angunukolapelessa prison staged a protest on a tower in the prison today.Remand prisoners of the Angunukolapelessa prison launched the protest objecting to search operations being conducted in the new prison.

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DETROIT – Fiat Chrysler says it will sink $1.5 billion into a suburban Detroit factory as it retools plants to make more trucks and SUVs and stops producing small and midsize cars.With the investment announced Tuesday, the company will equip the Sterling Heights, Michigan, Assembly Plant so it can make Ram pickup trucks. The plant currently makes the Chrysler 200 midsize car, but that production will end in December.Fiat Chrysler says the investment hinges on formal approval of incentives by state and local governments.CEO Sergio Marchionne has said the company wants to find a partner to build small cars, but spokeswoman Jodi Tinson says FCA has nothing to announce at present.The investment is part of a series of moves to increase Jeep and Ram production and cease manufacturing of smaller cars.After December the 3,000-worker Sterling Heights plant will close so the company can set it up to make Rams. FCA wouldn’t say when it would reopen, but until it does, the company’s Warren, Michigan, truck plant will keep making Rams. Eventually, that plant will be retooled to produce the Jeep Wagoneer or Grand Wagoneer, an SUV that’s larger than the Jeep Grand Cherokee.Tinson said the number of jobs wouldn’t change at either facility once the retooling takes place.Earlier this month FCA said it would spend $1 billion to retool a factory in Toledo, Ohio, for production of a new Jeep Wrangler and to move its Jeep Cherokee line to a plant in Belvidere, Illinois.In all, the changes will add 700 jobs along with a $700 million investment in Toledo. Moving the Cherokee will bring 300 more jobs and a $350 million expansion in Belvidere.The Belvidere factory now makes the compact Dodge Dart car and Jeep Patriot and Compass small SUVs. FCA plans to stop making the Dart in September and the Compass and Patriot by the end of the year. But it has plans for a new compact SUV.The moves come as the U.S. auto buyers continue to shift away from cars toward trucks and SUVs. Through June, car sales fell nearly 8 per cent while truck and SUV sales rose 9 per cent, according to Autodata Corp. Trucks and SUVs accounted for almost 58 per cent of U.S. sales, while cars were 42 per cent. The truck and SUV market share is two percentage points higher than a year ago. Fiat Chrysler shifts Detroit-area plant from cars to trucks by The Associated Press Posted Jul 26, 2016 9:29 am MDT Last Updated Jul 26, 2016 at 11:45 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

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South Carolina defensive star Jadeveon Clowney likely will miss the Gamecocks’ spring game Saturday because of a neck injury that is not deemed to be serious.“His neck and back (are) stiff,” defensive coordinator Lorenzo Ward said. “Whether he goes another snap [this spring], I don’t care.”The All-American defensive end reportedly sprained his neck last week when he collided with defensive tackle J.T. Surratt in practice. Clowney was not cleared for practice Tuesday, but he seemed optimistic his absence the rest of the week will not hurt his preparation for 2013.“It’s not really about being out here,” Clowney told reporters. “It’s about learning the playbook. We put in some new stuff, so all I have to do is learn the play calls. The rest of it, I’ll catch up on.”As long as Clowney’s neck heals properly, there should be no fallout from this injury other than disappointment for fans watching the annual Garnett & Black Spring Game on Saturday. Clowney is expected to be a Heisman Trophy candidate after ranking second nationally in sacks (13) and tackles for loss (23½).While Clowney might not be in pads, he will be honored at halftime as the winner of the 2012 Ted Hendricks Award, presented to the nation’s top defensive end. Former college and NFL great Ted Hendricks will be on hand to present the trophy with Gamecocks’ coach Steve Spurrier. read more

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Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedBrazilian killed in Micobie mining accidentApril 1, 2017In “latest news”Hinterland Committee to implement Road Users Agreements for new roadsJuly 9, 2013In “Local News”Miners call for more support in light of fall in gold price; Gov’t reaffirms continued supportNovember 24, 2014In “Business” File photo: The state of some of the interior roads that truckers are forced to traverse to get vital supplies into the interior and carve out a living for themselvesThe Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR), with the support of the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC), is moving forward with the maintenance of several roads in the hinterland.According to the MNR, these are being done in collaboration with the Ministry of Public Infrastructure (MPI).It was outlined that under the GGMC Act, the Commission can assist in providing access to mining areas.In his 2018 National Budget speech, Minister of Natural Resources, Raphael Trotman had said that his ministry plans to work with the Ministry of Public Infrastructure to improve the intricate road network in the six mining districts.Approximately $2 billion has been earmarked for repairs under this initiative.On May 3, 2018, six road contracts valued at over $650M were awarded to various contractors for the maintenance of the Rockstone-Mabura, Kurupukari-Annai-Lethem and the Linden-Ituni-Kwakwani Roads. This is in addition to a previous contract awarded to JR Ranch for the Manari Bridge approach realignment in Region 9, Rupununi valued at $83M.The roads were identified following discussions with the Guyana Gold and Diamond Miners Association and several miners and forest operators who had explained that the condition of the roads was hindering their production efforts  and costing them more to move supplies in and out of the interior.“Ultimately, it is government’s intention to assist miners and foresters to achieve and maintain high yields of production, and as has occured in the past, the intervention became necessary” a MNR statement posited while highlighting that concerns raised by hinterland residents during outreaches conducted by them also guided the decision by Minister Trotman to see the re-engagement of the MNR in hinterland roads maintenance.“In particular, rehabilitation of the Linden-Ituni- Kwakwani Road, Region 10, will recommence at the end of the May-June rainy season” the statement said.The Guyana Geology and Mines Commission through the Ministry of Natural Resources awarded the contracts for the repairs to the road to International Imports and Supplies to the tune of $239.7M. The contractor has mobilised equipment at site and marking out of the road has commenced.According to the MNR, “the Linden-Kwakwani road is an important conduit for forest operators and repairs will also benefit the residents of these two communities and those along the corridor including the residents of Ituni and Aroaima. Persons living along the Berbice River will also benefit. The works include ditching, excavating, section repairs of soft spot and filling with laterite.”Also in Region Ten, maintenance of the Rockstone-Mabura Road should commence at the end of the rainy season. A $140.4M contract was awarded to MMC Inc. for this project.“Meanwhile, maintenance of the Annai to Lethem Road should commence in the first week of June pending facilitating weather. A contract for $139.3 M was awarded to D&R Construction and Machinery Rental on May 3, 2018. The contractor has submitted all bonds and the mobilisation advance is being processed. The contract for the continuing section of the road from Annai to Kurupukari was awarded on the same date to MMC Inc. and work was scheduled to commence in the final week of May” said the Natural Resources Ministry.It was also outlined that the realignment of the Manari Bridge approach is also expected to start at the end of the rainy season.An $83 million contract was awarded to JR Ranch for this project. This realignment has become necessary following several accidents and a promise made by government to intervene. read more

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