Sensirion presents carbon dioxide and RH/T sensor module at AHR Expo 2018

first_img Continue Reading Previous ams: “true wireless” earbud powered by ams’ ANC technologyNext Avalue: embedded products with 6th gen Intel Core processor At this year’s AHR Expo 2018 trade show in Chicago, Sensirion, the expert in environmental and flow sensor solutions, is introducing the SCD30 – a humidity, temperature and carbon dioxide concentration sensor.CMOSens Technology for IR detection enables highly accurate carbon dioxide measurement at a competitive price. Along with the NDIR measurement technology for CO2 detection, a best-in-class Sensirion humidity and temperature sensor is also integrated on the same sensor module. Ambient humidity and temperature can be outputted by Sensirion’s algorithm expertise through modeling and compensating of external heat sources without the requirement for any additional components. Thanks to the dual-channel principle for the measurement of carbon dioxide concentration, the sensor compensates for long-term drifts automatically by design. The very small module height allows easy integration into different applications.Carbon dioxide is a key indicator of indoor air quality. Thanks to new energy standards and better insulation, houses have become increasingly energy efficient, but the air quality can deteriorate rapidly. Active ventilation is needed to maintain a comfortable and healthy indoor environment, and to improve the well-being and productivity of the inhabitants. Sensirion’s SCD30 offers accurate and stable CO2, temperature and humidity monitoring. This enables customers to develop new solutions that increase energy efficiency and simultaneously support well-being. With the new SCD30, Sensirion has expanded its portfolio to include environmental sensor for air quality measurement.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Chips & Components last_img read more

2nd ODI: Rassie van der Dussen guides South Africa to series-levelling victory vs Pakistan

first_img Associated Press DurbanJanuary 23, 2019UPDATED: January 23, 2019 00:24 IST Rassie van der Dussen scored an unbeaten 80 to help South Africa level series (Photo tweeted by @OfficialCSA)HIGHLIGHTSSouth Africa beat Pakistan by 5 wickets in the second ODI in DurbanRassie van der Dussen (80 not out) and Andile Phehlukwayo (69 not out) help South Africa winThe five-match ODI series is currently locked at 1-1South Africa beat Pakistan in the second one day international in Durban to level the five-match series on Tuesday. Rassie van der Dussen and Andile Phehlukwayo hit unbeaten half-centuries to guide South Africa to a series-levelling 5-wicket victory at Kingsmead.Rassie van der Dussen scored an unbeaten 80 while Andile Phehlukwayo hit 69 not out in their match-winning 127-run partnership for the sixth wicket.Earlier, Hasan Ali’s quickfire 59 off 45 balls helped Pakistan post 203 all out after South Africa won the toss and chose to bowl.Pakistan made two changes for the second game in Durban, bringing back fast bowler Shaheen Afridi and giving all-rounder Hussain Talat a place in the lineup.South Africa made two switches in their bowling attack with seamer Dane Paterson and leg-spinner Tabraiz Shamsi brought in.Also Watch:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to 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 byJepher Nickels Tags :Follow Rassie van der Dussen 2nd ODI: Rassie van der Dussen guides South Africa to series-levelling victory vs Pakistan2nd ODI: Rassie van der Dussen scored an unbeaten 80 while Andile Phehlukwayo hit 69 not out to help South Africa register a 5-wicket win over Pakistan in the second ODI in Durban.advertisementlast_img read more

What Is Movember? Grow Your Mustache for a Good Cause

first_img How to Grow and Maintain Stubble 10 Best Beard Balms: The Secret to a Tamed and Tangle-Free Beard The Ultimate Guide on How to Shape a Beard Just about every year, sandwiched somewhere between Halloween and Thanksgiving, you may start to notice several of your friends and coworkers have started ignoring their razors — artfully cultivating facial hair worthy of a lumberjack, a silent film villain, or a musketeer. Some of them may even be unexpected old friends like the Jolly Green Giant, Mr. Monopoly, or Mr. Peanut. Why this sudden hurry for the hirsute? Because it’s Movember, of course, and time to focus on men’s health.  What Is Movember?The Movember Foundation was originally founded in Australia as a way to stimulate awareness of prostate cancer and was brought here to the United States in 2007. Since then, its scope has widened to include all sorts of men’s issues, from testicular cancer to mental health. The statistics on prostate cancer, suicide, and testicular cancer are grim … a little too grim for this happy time of year. Prostate cancer kills 45 men every hour, and one in nine men will be diagnosed with it in their lifetime. Globally, we lose 60 men to suicide each hour, too. That’s 105 men lost every 60 minutes for just these two issues alone. On top of that, there’s testicular cancer – the most common cancer in men under 40.But the goal of Movember isn’t to wallow in our misery, it’s to make a difference by raising awareness and funds for prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health, and suicide prevention. Movember FoundationHow Can You Make a Difference?First, sign up online. You know what’s coming second: grow that ‘stache! While letting your mustache do its thing, harass everyone you know for donations to raise funds to tackle these difficult issues facing men today. (You only have to keep it for 30 days.) Third, get out there and move: walk or run 60 miles this month to mark the 60 men we lose each hour to suicide. Finally, host a “Mo-ment,” gathering friends, family, and colleagues to support your efforts — in person or on social media — with donations. Movember encourages connectivity. Make time to check in with your buddies to catch up on life on a regular basis. Talk…a LOT…especially about the tougher issues. Keep moving, and know your numbers…those of us who are 50 and over should talk to a doctor about a prostate cancer test (45 and over if you are of African or Caribbean descent or have had a father or brother with prostate cancer). Finally, grab a pair…no…literally…get down there and give a feel now and then to see what’s normal, and then have a chat with the doctor if suddenly something isn’t. Now, let’s get started on that mustache…or beard! Put down that razor for a couple of days. See how things are growing in, especially if it’s been a while since you had facial hair (finals week in college, that time you hiked the AT, the Clinton administration). Easy Tips on Growing a MustacheMoisturize, moisturize, moisturize. Without it, the itch may become unbearable when first growing out your ‘stache or beard.Get help. Have a chat with your barber about what kind of mustache or beard might complement your face’s shape and your beard’s texture. Keep it clean. Use a razor or a trimmer to keep things under control, so it’s obvious that you’re minding your Movember manners and not just being lazy. Buy stuff. Once the style starts to develop, don’t skimp on adding some new product to your grooming regimen. Remember: Facial skin and hair is different from that on the top of your head. Use beard wash and conditioners to keep things clean and soft.Beard oil is your friend. Work some beard oil in, starting with the skin and working it out from the root to the ends to smooth split ends, manage flyaways, and keep your skin supple and soft.Finally, check in with us here at The Manual on the regular. We’ll keep you up to date with any Movember news, collaborations, and fun that we hear about. Products to Help Grow Your ‘MoMenaji Power Hydrator Plus – $42Keep that face moisturized so you feel good and look great for all those social media posts you’ll be doing in Movember. Menaji’s moisturizer not only offers hydration, but SPF30 and a bit of skin tint to even out your complexion, smooth skin, and minimize pore size. Shop NowMurdock Beard Shampoo – $24Take it easy on your face and beard with this “everything-free” shampoo. Use twice a week and complement with Murdock Beard Conditioner. Shop NowSoul Bay Grooming Kit – $13Now we’re getting serious. The Soul Bay kit has everything (except blades) you need to keep things shaped and under control. Shop NowIf you need some mustache style inspiration, take a look at the greatest mustaches of all time. You’re sure to find something to fit your face. How to Shave With a Straight Razor The Best New Men’s Grooming Brands You Need to Know About Editors’ Recommendations last_img read more

Trade Winds Limited Donates $600,000 To Linstead Hospital

first_img The Linstead Hospital in St. Catherine has received a donation of $600,000 from Trade Winds Citrus Limited, which the company raised from its last Tru-Juice “Run for Your Cause” 5K road race. Health Minister, Dr. Hon. Christopher Tufton, who welcomed the gesture, said healthcare should be treated as a community undertaking that is fully supported by the citizens and other stakeholders, adding that Trade Winds, which operates in and around the area, has demonstrated this. The hospital’s Chief Executive Officer, Camille Wallen-Panton, said the funds will be used to purchase equipment, and encouraged Trade Winds, and other private sector stakeholders to maintain and forge partnerships with the institution, as this would redound to the long-term benefit of the wider Linstead community. Story Highlights The Linstead Hospital in St. Catherine has received a donation of $600,000 from Trade Winds Citrus Limited, which the company raised from its last Tru-Juice “Run for Your Cause” 5K road race.Health Minister, Dr. Hon. Christopher Tufton, who welcomed the gesture, said healthcare should be treated as a community undertaking that is fully supported by the citizens and other stakeholders, adding that Trade Winds, which operates in and around the area, has demonstrated this.“It is the perfect type of arrangement that we want, and we encourage it. I participated in the run, it was good for me, it was good for those who participated and, clearly, the patients will benefit,” he said.The Minister was speaking with JIS News at the hospital on February 6, following the presentation by Trade Winds.The hospital’s Chief Executive Officer, Camille Wallen-Panton, said the funds will be used to purchase equipment, and encouraged Trade Winds, and other private sector stakeholders to maintain and forge partnerships with the institution, as this would redound to the long-term benefit of the wider Linstead community.Senior Medical Officer, Dr. Clive Thomas, said the donation will enable the hospital to further boost healthcare service delivery.Meanwhile, Trade Winds Chief Executive Officer, Peter McConnell Jr., said the hospital has been benefitting from the 5K Run’s proceeds for the past three of the four years that the event has been staged, and assured that this gesture will continue.“We are a business in the area, our employees need the hospital, the community needs the hospital, and (the donation to the hospital) is just the right thing to do,” he told JIS News.The race, which is staged on the first Sunday in June, is organized by Running Events Limited.Health Minister, Dr. Hon. Christopher Tufton (2nd left), looks on as Chief Executive Officer of Trade Winds Citrus Limited in St. Catherine, Peter McConnell Jr. (2nd right) signs a symbolic cheque in the sum of $600,000 for the Linstead Hospital in the parish. The occasion was a presentation ceremony at the institution on February 6. The funds were raised at the company’s last Tru-Juice “Run for Your Cause” 5K road race. Others (from left) are: Chief Executive Officer, National Heath Fund, Everton Anderson; Member of Parliament for North West St. Catherine where the hospital is located, Robert Pickersgill; and Senior Medical Officer at the hospital, Dr. Clive Thomas.last_img read more

Sovcomflot Wraps Up Primorsk Tanker Purchase

first_imgzoom Russian shipping major Sovcomflot (SCF) completed the acquisition of nine arctic-going oil tankers from the transporter of bulk liquid cargoes Primorsk International Shipping (Prisco) on September 26.The company’s subsidiary SCF Tankers purchased the tankers through an auction procedure as the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York, which is handling PRISCO’s bankruptcy case, approved the auction results on July 12.The nine vessels, built in 2008 and 2009 at South Korea’s yards Hyundai Heavy Industries and STX Offshore & Shipbuilding, were acquired by SCF Group for USD 215 million.The ships in question are the 104,535 dwt Aframax crude oil tanker Zaliv Amerika, three LR2 oil product tankers Zaliv Amurskiy, Zaliv Baikal, Zaliv Vostok, which feature over 104,500 dwt, and five MR oil product tankers SCF Anadyr, SCF Angara, SCF Irtysh, SCF Don, and SCF Ussuri, featuring some 50,000 dwt each.All the vessels are of Ice Class 1А or 1С, which enables their year-round use for oil products and crude shipments from the seasonally frozen ports of the Baltic Sea, the Sea of Okhotsk and the White Sea, SCF said.In late August, SCF secured a loan in the amount of USD 125 million to finance the Prisco purchase. The company signed the financing agreement with Nordea Bank Norge ASA, according to international law firm Watson Farley & Williams (WFW), the adviser on the financing.SCF Group’s fleet comprises 151 vessels with a total deadweight of around 13 million tonnes.last_img read more

Cheticamp Association For Community Living Providing Good Care

first_imgA review into the operations of the Cheticamp Association For Community Living by the Department of Community Services has confirmed that the residents are receiving proper care. Community Services staff presented the report and recommendations to the association’s board of directors and families of residents today, Jan. 29. The purpose of the review was to clarify and provide an objective assessment of concerns raised by family members of residents living in one of the association’s three residential homes. Interviews with family members, residents, staff and the board of directors took place in December. The review was conducted with the approval and co-operation of the association’s board of directors. “The safety and well being of people in care is our number one priority,” said Community Services Minister Chris d’Entremont. “Family members and the community should be reassured that the residents are well cared for by the association’s staff.” The association’s board of directors has accepted the report and will develop an action plan based on its 31 recommendations, which are mainly focused on organizational structure and enhanced program development. “We are redesigning the residential programs for persons with disabilities provincewide,” said Lorna MacPherson, the department’s director of services for persons with disabilities. “These recommendations will give the association a head start toward achieving enhanced residential services and providing greater support for staff. “While the recommendations go beyond the current licensing requirements of the Homes for Special Care Act, there is always room for improvement and achieving a higher standard.” Brian Roach, a member of the association, said the board welcomed the review by the department and is pleased it confirmed that residents are happy, healthy and well cared for. “Our staff should be commended for their professionalism in carrying out their various duties during the review process,” said Mr. Roach. “We are looking forward to reviewing the recommendations and partnering with Community Services to deliver a plan of action.” The board members, family members, staff and residents have been co-operative throughout this process. “We expect that spirit of co-operation to continue into the future,” said Mr. d’Entremont. “With an action plan for the board to follow, we consider this matter resolved.” The report is available on Community Services website at .last_img read more

Feds introduce legislation to shine light on cashforaccess fundraisers

first_imgOTTAWA – The federal Liberals introduced legislation Wednesday aimed at putting an end to the secrecy surrounding exclusive fundraisers featuring the prime minister, cabinet ministers, party leaders and leadership contenders.But while such fundraisers would be more transparent, opposition critics said the bill doesn’t fix the problem of wealthy donors paying for preferential access to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his ministers.Indeed, the bill does not go as far as rules adopted earlier this year by the Liberal party after being roasted for months last fall for holding exclusive fundraisers in private homes, where wealthy individuals paid up to the maximum donation of $1,550 to rub shoulders with the prime minister or one of his ministers.Whereas the party now requires events featuring Trudeau or a cabinet minister to be held in publicly accessible spaces and open to the media, the bill would still allow fundraisers to be held in private homes and does not require that reporters be allowed to cover the event.The bill would require that such events, where the price of admission is a $200 donation or more, be advertised at least five days in advance, including the time and location of the fundraiser and contact information for anyone interested in attending.However, it’s not clear how that would be of value to a member of the public who wanted to attend an event in a private home, where space would be strictly limited.The bill also falls short of Trudeau’s instructions to Karina Gould when she was sworn in as democratic institutions minister in January. In her mandate letter, Trudeau instructed Gould to devise a law that would make fundraisers involving ministers, party leaders and leadership candidates more transparent, including requiring them to be conducted “in publicly available spaces.”The bill would require political parties to report to Elections Canada within 30 days the names and addresses of those who attend such events, along with the amount of money they contributed.It would not ban lobbyists from attending such fundraisers, although any lobbyist who used an event to lobby the prime minister or a minister would be required, under existing provisions of the Lobbying Act, to report that activity.The proposed rules would apply not just to cabinet members but to fundraisers featuring leaders of opposition parties with at least one seat in the House of Commons, as well as to leadership contenders of all parties represented in the Commons.“We believe it is important to make our already strong and robust system of political financing even more open and transparent so that Canadians can continue to have confidence in our democratic institutions,” Gould said after introducing the bill in the Commons.She said the bill would remove the “secrecy” surrounding some fundraising events while preserving the ability of political parties to raise money.“This is an important thing because political parties do require funds to operate and when Canadians go to a fundraiser for a political party, they’re doing it because they’re expressing themselves democratically.”Gould asserted that cabinet decisions are not influenced by donations.NDP democratic reform critic Nathan Cullen said the bill does nothing to fix the fundamental problem of wealthy donors getting preferential access to Trudeau and his ministers.“Cash for access will continue,” Cullen said. “You can still buy access to the prime minister and his cabinet ministers if you have the money to pay.”Extending the rules to opposition parties, who don’t influence government policy, is “idiotic,” he added.Moreover, Cullen said the timing of the bill — introduced just moments after all but two Liberal backbenchers voted against his motion in support of a proportional voting system — is a smokescreen to distract from the fact that the ruling party has reneged on Trudeau’s promise of electoral reform.The motion called on MPs to support last December’s majority report of an all-party committee on electoral reform, which called for the government to devise a system of proportional representation and seek Canadians’ approval for it through a national referendum.All but two Liberals — Toronto’s Nathaniel Erskine-Smith and Prince Edward Island’s Sean Casey — voted against the motion, even though they campaigned in 2015 on Trudeau’s promise that it would be the last federal election conducted under the first-past-the-post voting system.Late last year, in the midst of controversy over so-called cash-for-access fundraisers, Trudeau said he was willing to consider options for resolving the problem, including reducing the donation limit and reinstating the per-vote subsidy for political parties, thereby reducing their need to raise large sums of money.However, insiders said the government rejected those options in favour of simply requiring more transparency.last_img read more

Quebec family sues provincial police over probe they say ruined their lives

first_imgMONTREAL — A Quebec man and his family who say their lives were ruined by the provincial police’s attempts to link him to the high-profile disappearance of a nine-year-old girl is suing the force and the province for $10.5 million.Jonathan Bettez, his parents, and Emballages Bettez Inc. are seeking damages for the destruction of the family business and living through what was described as a terrible ordeal in a lawsuit filed today.In a statement, the law firm representing the Bettez family says police opened a probe targeting Bettez for juvenile pornography without evidence and with an altogether different motive: to jump-start the investigation into the 2007 disappearance of Cedrika Provencher in Trois-Rivieres, Que.The suit claims that provincial police investigators adopted “tunnel vision” and carried out searches and seizures that were illegal, abusive or granted on the basis of a false or misleading information.Last October, a Quebec court judge acquitted Bettez on the child pornography charges and invalidated the warrants used to gather evidence in the case.Provincial police would not comment on the lawsuit, which alleges they exploited the media and the justice system with a singular goal of linking the Bettez name to the girl’s disappearance and murder.To date, there have been no arrests in the disappearance and slaying of Cedrika, whose remains were found in 2015.Bettez family members are not speaking to media but say their goal in seeking $9,454,500 in compensatory damages and $1 million in punitive damages is to ensure police are held accountable.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Participatory Finance: Bank Al Tamweel wa Al Inma to Launch Activities…

Rabat – Bank Al Tamweel wa Al Inma (BTI Bank), the participatory bank and joint venture between BMCE Bank of Africa and the Bahraini Al Baraka Banking group, is scheduled to start up in September 2017. Al Baraka made the announcement in its financial communication for the first half of 2017. The Islamic bank of Bahrain said in its statement that it had completed “all the necessary procedures to launch our banking unit in Morocco, and we plan to start operations in September 2017 with our partner the Moroccan Bank of Commerce (BMCE Bank) under the name BTI Bank.”The statement said that BTI Bank will be headed by Al Baraka Banking Group and will operate in its network of subsidiary banking units, currently located in 15 countries. “The entry into the Moroccan market is a very important achievement, since it is considered as one of the main markets of the Maghreb and Africa,” the statement said.Brahim Benjelloun-Touimi announced in an interview with Finances News Hebdo last April. He explained that the “will of the two founding shareholders BTI Bank is that retail banking customers, particularly private customers, are a prime target. The objective is, in an initial phase, to serve them through a score of agencies.”After months of waiting, participatory banks received on July 20 the endorsement of the Higher Council of the Ulama, transmitted by Bank Al-Maghrib, the Moroccan central bank, for the launch of their activities.For the time being, this involves basic operations like the opening of bank accounts and related services. These banks have also been authorized to grant real estate and car loans, called “Mourabaha,” but cannot offer insurance. read more

DR Congo UN peacekeeping official visits the east after rape of civilians

Atul Khare, Assistant Secretary-General in the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) travelled yesterday from DRC’s capital Kinshasa to the east, where he will make stops in the towns of Goma, Kirumba, Kibua, Bukavu and Uvira.He spent several days in Kinshasa meeting with various officials, including the Foreign Minister, the Deputy Prime Minister and the President’s security advisor. He also met with representatives of the civil society and non-governmental organizations (NGOs).Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon dispatched Mr. Khare to DRC to work with Roger Meece, his Special Representative in the country, following reports that members of armed groups active in the DRC’s troubled North Kivu had raped at least 154 civilians in the province’s Banamukira territory between 30 July and 2 August.Earlier this week, Mr. Meece urged authorities in DRC, the UN peacekeeping mission in the country, MONUSCO, and the international community in general to work together to put an end to crimes against civilians by illegal armed groups. 1 September 2010A senior United Nations peacekeeping official, who is visiting the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) following the recent mass rape of civilians by members of illegal armed groups, has travelled to the eastern region of the country where the crimes were committed, a UN spokesperson said today. read more

Owners of only nuclear power plant in Massachusetts plan shutdown by 2019

by The Associated Press Posted Oct 13, 2015 6:38 am MDT Last Updated Oct 13, 2015 at 7:20 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email BOSTON – The owners of the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station in Plymouth have announced that they will close the plant by June 2019.Entergy Corp. said Tuesday it is closing the only nuclear power plant in Massachusetts because of “poor market conditions, reduced revenues and increased operational costs.”The decision comes about a month after federal inspectors said they would increase oversight of the plant in the wake of a shutdown during a winter storm. The plant needs millions of dollars in safety improvements.The plant was relicensed in 2012 for 20 years.The timing of the shutdown depends on several factors, including further discussion with ISO-New England, the operators of the regions’s power grid.Entergy Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Leo Denault said the decision to close Pilgrim was “incredibly difficult.” Owners of only nuclear power plant in Massachusetts plan shutdown by 2019, citing costs read more

ExCEO of Amaya alleged to have benefited from kickback scheme AMF document

by Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press Posted Sep 8, 2016 10:56 am MDT Last Updated Sep 8, 2016 at 12:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email FILE – Amaya CEO David Baazov attends the company’s annual general meeting in Montreal, in a June 22, 2015, file photo. The allegations against Baazov, charged earlier this year following an investigation into accusations of insider trading, are contained in an amended 105-page document that L’Autorite des marches financiers (AMF) filed with the independent tribunal overseeing Quebec’s financial sector. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes, File MONTREAL – David Baazov, former CEO of Montreal online gaming firm Amaya, benefited from a kickback scheme in which he received payments in exchange for sharing privileged information about company acquisitions with friends and their families, Quebec’s securities regulator alleges.The allegations against Baazov, charged earlier this year following an investigation into accusations of insider trading, are contained in an amended 105-page document that L’Autorite des marches financiers (AMF) filed with the independent tribunal overseeing Quebec’s financial sector.“Several sophisticated agreements were negotiated even before the infractions were committed to pay kickbacks to the tipsters,” alleges the document.The document was filed as part of a case against 13 other people, including Baazov’s brother Josh, who were alleged to have used their access to information to reap nearly $1.5 million in profit over five years. Those 13 people haven’t been charged but have been ordered not to trade shares or gain access to proceeds from their activities. The tribunal is holding a hearing next week to discuss the AMF document.The AMF says it bases the allegations in the document upon reviewing emails and text messages along with trading activity among a number of people.It alleges that between Dec. 28, 2010, and January 2016, Baazov, his brother Josh and three others passed on privileged information about Amaya and acquisition targets, such as Cryptologic Ltd., Chartwell Technology Inc., WMS Industries Inc., BWIN.Party and the Intertain Group Ltd.The recipients of that information would eventually share a portion of their profits, the AMF alleges. That was pegged at 10 per cent after fees and taxes following a detailed examination of activities surrounding the US$4.9-billion deal to acquire the Oldford Group, the document says.That acquisition made Amaya the world’s largest online poker player with the purchase of the popular PokerStars website.“Here is what we owe your brother,” Craig Levett, an associate of David Baazov’s, wrote in a February 2013 email to Josh Baazov, according to the AMF document. “I will have a check for him tomorrow and you to.”The document alleges Levett wrote two cheques the next day to Josh Baazov totalling $32,100, which he described as a “gift.”David Baazov’s lawyers are contesting the allegations, said his spokesman Ian Robertson.“Mr. Baazov is innocent of any wrongdoing and is eager to present his defence,” he wrote in an email.When reached by phone Thursday, Josh Baazov declined to speak, saying he was in a meeting. Levett couldn’t be reached. Emails to both men were not immediately returned.The AMF alleges that the kickbacks were paid in cash, cheques and valuables such as a Rolex watch, and that those involved used fake emails to hide their activities and eventually turned to using coded language.Questioned by AMF investigators, one beneficiary originally said he acquired shares in WMS after researching the company, but when pressed couldn’t explain what the firm did, the document says.The criminal case against David Baazov, two other people and three companies is next due in court in Montreal on Nov. 23 and Dec. 13.David Baazov was charged in March with five offences, including influencing or attempting to influence the market price of the securities of Amaya and communicating privileged information. He resigned as CEO and last month cut all ties with the company, though he is a major shareholder.He was charged as part of an investigation by the AMF that resulted in 23 charges against three people — Baazov, Yoel Altman and Benjamin Ahdoot — and three companies: Diocles Capital Inc., Sababa Consulting Inc. and 2374879 Ontario Inc.The charges stem from the alleged use of privileged information when trading company shares between December 2013 and the June 2014 PokerStars announcement. Ex-CEO of Amaya alleged to have benefited from kickback scheme: AMF document read more

Energy sector weighs on Toronto stock index as crude oil prices tumble

TORONTO – Toronto’s main stock index fell Monday amid tumbling oil prices as tropical storm Harvey wreaked havoc on energy markets.The S&P/TSX composite index slipped 3.96 points to 15,052.03, with lower shares of oil and gas companies weighing heavily after widespread flooding in Texas forced many refineries on the Gulf Coast to shut down.Surging gold, materials and base metals stocks weren’t enough to overcome the downward pressure from the energy sector.The October crude contract shed $1.30 to US$46.57 per barrel while the December bullion contract climbed $17.40 to US$1,315.30 an ounce.“We’re seeing weakness in crude oil prices, which is really a reflection of the fact that with so many refineries off-line (in Texas) the demand for the feedstock — that being oil — is down a little bit,” said Craig Fehr, a Canadian markets strategist at Edward Jones in St. Louis.“On the flip side we are seeing a lift in gold prices, which I think is largely a function of the weakness in the U.S. dollar, as opposed to gold surging as some sort of a safe haven trade.”Fehr said a carry-over trend from last week was Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen’s lack of specific, hawkish tone about future U.S. policy at an annual meeting of central bankers, economists and policy makers in Jackson Hole, Wyo.“That really took some of the lustre off the greenback,” he said.The Canadian dollar advanced 0.07 of a U.S. cent, trading at an average price of 80.12 cents US.On Wall Street, major indexes were relatively flat, but mixed.The Dow Jones industrial average dropped 5.27 points to 21,808.40, the S&P 500 index inched up 1.19 points to 2,444.24, and the Nasdaq composite index advanced 17.38 points to 6,283.02.Elsewhere in commodities, the October natural gas contract was up four cents to US$2.96 per mmBTU and the September copper contract was up three cents to US$3.06 a pound.Follow @DaveHTO on Twitter. Energy sector weighs on Toronto stock index, as crude oil prices tumble by David Hodges, The Canadian Press Posted Aug 28, 2017 9:28 am MDT Last Updated Aug 28, 2017 at 3:20 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Registrars Office to be closed Friday

Brock University’s Registrar’s Office will be temporarily closed on Friday, Aug. 16.The daylong closure will allow the Office’s more than 50 employees an opportunity to attend professional development training. Normal operations will resume Monday, Aug. 19 at 8:30 a.m.“We strive to provide high-quality service to our students, staff and faculty,” said Registrar Geraldine Jones. “Our commitment to an exceptional student-focused experience is achieved by cultivating an office culture of teamwork and collaboration, and by providing our staff with opportunities for personal and professional growth.”General inquiries can be emailed to central@brocku.caFor regular office hours and a list of contacts, visit the Office of the Registrar website. read more

Grenfell Tower 79 people now presumed dead in London fire police confirm

first_imgThe number of people dead and missing presumed dead after the Grenfell Tower disaster has risen to 79, police have revealed.Five of those people have so far been formally identified, said Metropolitan Police Commander Stuart Cundy.He told reporters the “awful reality” was that it might not be possible to identify all the victims. Some families have lost more than one member, he added.The announcement was followed by a minute’s silence at 11am across all Government buildings to remember the people who lost their lives and all those affected by the fire in north Kensington last week.His latest statement comes after police released new images from inside the burnt-out building. In a statement, residents criticised Kensington and Chelsea Tenant Management Organisation for its reaction to the disaster.The group said: “In our meeting at Downing Street, we explained to the Prime Minister the anger of all residents towards the management of the estate over a long period of time, paving the way to this tragedy.”With the exception of very few junior officers, the estate managers have been invisible in the aftermath of the tragedy.”Mr Khan said the local community was “frustrated” and “angry” in the wake of the blaze after he attended a church service near the tower block in west London. His remarks came as Nick Paget-Brown, the Tory leader of Kensington and Chelsea council, insisted officials were on the ground “very soon” after the fire broke out following criticism from Mrs May, who said the support given to residents was “not good enough”.He also sidestepped questions over whether he felt guilty about the tragedy, telling BBC Radio 4’s The World At One: “I feel terrible about the whole position we find ourselves in. All I’m keen to say is there is an effective, co-ordinated relief effort on the ground and I’m sorry if people haven’t seen that.” Video footage inside the flats showed the charred remains of a kitchen Speaking outside St Clement’s Church, Mr Khan said: “There is a feeling from the community that they have been treated badly because some of them are poor.”The tragedy we’re seeing is because of the consequences of mistakes and neglect from politicians, from the council and from the Government.” The pictures show the damage inside the buildingCredit:Metropolitan Police  He said it had been “incredibly emotional working in there”, adding: “On Saturday I went in myself and went to the top floor.”And it is incredibly hard to describe the devastation in some parts of that building.” The pictures show the extent of the fire Releasing a tranche of footage showing the aftermath of the blaze, Mr Cundy said: “Police teams continue their support to families, and make enquiries to cross check the number of those missing.”The news came as the Government announced those left homeless by the fire will be given at least £5,500 from an emergency fund.Residents will be given £500 in cash followed by a bank payment for the rest from Monday and will come from the £5 million fund announced by Theresa May on Friday. The pictures show the extent of the fireCredit:Metropolitan Police  The Prime Minister insisted the Government was doing everything possible to help those caught up in the tragedy.Residents who met Mrs May in Downing Street over the weekend said while they welcomed the funding they had not been consulted before the announcement was made.They said: “We naturally welcome funds for those in need, though this does show once more the tendency to sideline residents’ views. New pictures have been released from the buildingCredit:Metropolitan Police  The pictures were captured by a specialist police recovery teamCredit:Metropolitan Police Grenfell Tower Police have released new pictures from inside the tower Grenfell Tower Video footage inside the flats showed the charred remains of a kitchenCredit:PA / Metropolitan Police  The move came as the official response to the crisis drew fresh condemnation from residents and London Mayor Sadiq Khan. Police have released new pictures from inside the towerCredit:Metropolitan Police grenfell tower Five people who had been reported missing after the disaster have been found safe and well, he added. Meanwhile, a company involved in the renovation of the tower was forced to deny cladding on the building was banned in the UK after comments made by Chancellor Philip Hammond.It was reported that the material used in the cladding covering Grenfell was Reynobond PE – a cheaper, more flammable version of two available options.Appearing on the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show, Mr Hammond said: “My understanding is the cladding in question, this flammable cladding which is banned in Europe and the US, is also banned here.”John Cowley, managing director of CEP Architectural Facades, which produced rainscreen panels and windows for Grenfell Tower’s cladding sub-contractor Harley Facades Ltd, said: “Reynobond PE is not banned in the UK.”Current building regulations allow its use in both low-rise and high-rise structures.”The key question now is whether the overall design of the building’s complete exterior was properly tested and subsequently signed off by the relevant authorities including the fire officer, building compliance officer and architect before commencement of the project.” Mr Cundy said the death toll may still change, but not as significantly as it has in recent days.He fought back tears as he told reporters about the scene inside the 24-storey tower in north Kensington.Footage from inside the gutted building has been released, showing the extent of the damage caused by the blaze. “At No 10 yesterday, the Prime Minister assured the group that from now on residents would be consulted on a coordinated relief effort. This has not happened with these funds.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

Hackers could break into Tinder accounts with just a phone number

first_imgA computer programmer has revealed how he was able to hack into Tinder accounts using just a phone number. Anand Prakash exposed a vulnerability in software which allows users of the dating app to conveniently log in to their accounts without entering a password. The 24-year-old said hackers could gain access to a Tinder account “within seconds” if they knew the mobile phone number the victim used to log in to the app via Facebook’s Account Kit. “If the hacker knew the victim’s phone number used to sign in they could have…center_img Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. He said the hacker would have “full control over the victim’s account”, gaining access to their private chats, personal information and allow them to interact with other users.last_img read more

Bafta TV awards Killing Eves Jodie Comer wins best actress in a

Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Bafta voters chose as best live event the coverage of the Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance, rather than the BBC’s coverage of the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! was named best reality show for a series in which Holly Willoughby stood in for Ant McPartlin, who took time off after admitting to drink driving and addiction problems.Louis Theroux won his first Bafta since winning the Richard Dimbleby Award for presenting in 2002, this time for his Altered States documentary. Fiona Shaw won best supporting actress for her role as spy chief Carolyn Martens in Killing Eve, her first Bafta nomination. She called the job “probably the greatest pleasure of my life” and thankedWaller-Bridge for her “glass-shattering genius and wayward imagination”. Patrick Melrose, the Sky Atlantic drama based on the novels of Edward St Aubyn and starring Benedict Cumberbatch, beat A Very English Scandal in the best mini-series category and Cumberbatch beat Hugh Grant to best actor.“I’m used to being a bridesmaid, not the bride,” Cumberbatch said.But Ben Whishaw won best supporting actor for his performance in the latter as Norman Scott, lover of the Liberal leader Jeremy Thorpe.Best single drama went to Killed By My Debt, a BBC Three drama based on the life of Jerome Rogers, a 20-year-old motorcycle courier who killed himself after two unpaid £65 traffic fines spiralled to £1,000. If the past 12 months have also seen women promoted to top presenting jobs at the BBC, the Bafta host, Graham Norton, was on hand to poke fun at the corporation’s gender pay gap. Referring to the all-female line-up of Newsnight and Fiona Bruce hosting Question Time, Norton quipped: “It’s not only great for equality, but it saves the BBC a fortune.”Ruth Wilson, whose mini-series Mrs Wilson was among the nominees, said Britain still lags behind the US when it comes to strong female roles.“I think that American TV has had women at the forefront of their TV shows for a long time. We just need to catch up here,” she said. Ruth Wilson criticised the lack of female roles in British TV roles, saying the UK is lagging behind the USCredit:David Fisher/BAFTA/REX/REX jodie comer Show more In a category dominated by women, Julia Davis won the best scripted comedy category for Sally4Ever. Lucy Worsley won the specialist factual award for her documentary on the Suffragettes, and Baroness Bakewell was honoured with the Bafta Fellowship.Virgin Media’s Must-See Moment, the only Bafta category chosen by the public, went to the scene in Bodyguard where Keeley Hawes’ character, Home Secretary Julia Montague, was assassinated. A Doctor Who episode re-telling the story of Rosa Parks was a runner-up. But Hawes said: “I have noticed a change, I think we all have. In terms of content, so much more is being made and so much more is being made with women in mind. They’ve been hugely successful shows, which goes to show it’s what people want.” Ruth Wilson It was the year that women dominated television, from the first female Doctor Who to Killing Eve and the killing off of Keeley Hawes in Bodyguard.The Bafta TV awards stuck to the script, with Killing Eve winning best drama, accepted by its creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge, and Bodyguard’s most heart-stopping scene being named the year’s must-see moment.Bafta bent its rules to allow its inclusion, as the drama category is usually restricted to shows that have their premiere in the UK and Killing Eve was first broadcast in the US.The best actress award went to Jodie Comer as Killing Eve’s assassin, beating her co-star Sandra Oh and Hawes.A tearful Comer dedicated the award to her grandmother, who died before the show began. “She never got to see Villanelle but she was the life and soul of everything when she was here. She used to say ‘You get it off me, you know.’ Nana Frances, you were absolutely right all along.” Jodie Comer, who starred in the hit TV series Killing Eve, won the award for best actress at the Bafta TV awards 2019Credit:Grant Pollard/Invision read more

iPhone des subventions exagérées selon les opérateurs

first_imgiPhone : des subventions exagérées selon les opérateursFrance – Apple veut profiter du succès de l’iPhone pour augmenter les subventions faites par les opérateurs. Une manière de contre-carrer l’arrêt de l’exclusivité avec Orange, même si les intéressés critiquent cette méthode. Désormais, les opérateurs doivent verser à Apple une subvention supérieure de 2% à celle versée pour les autres smartphones, afin depouvoir vendre un iPhone. Apple souhaite appliquer cette pratique depuis que l’exclusivité avec Orange concernant la commercialisation du best-seller de la firme à la pomme a été cassée. Les opérateurs, en particulier Orange et SFR, ainsi que les constructeurs LG et Samsung, critiquent cette action. En plus de payer une subvention plus importante, les opérateurs devront partager les coûts de publicité et mettre en avant le produit en magasin et sur le Web. L’Autorité de la concurrence pourrait hériter de l’affaire. Le 14 janvier 2010 à 12:22 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Herrera Beutler Long set to debate at Woodland forum

first_imgLONGVIEW — U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler and Democratic challenger Carolyn Long will face off at a forum in Woodland next month, but the Long campaign is calling for an opportunity for more vigorous debate.The Woodland Chamber of Commerce will host Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, and Long at noon Sept. 18 at the Oak Tree Restaurant, 1020 Atlantic Ave., Woodland.The candidates will also participate in a forum hosted by Clark Vancouver Television, which will be recorded and then available on, according to a press release.The Long campaign said Monday that the format of many forums often don’t allow candidates or moderators the chance to fact-check, challenge positions or pose follow-up questions.In addition to the upcoming forums, the Long campaign said it wanted to schedule debates in every county sponsored by local media with an active moderator and the chance for the candidates to respond to each other.last_img read more

Iconic Steakburger feted for tradition of good food family fun

first_imgMore than a few dozen resolutions, spotlighting causes and honoring people, are signed every year by the Board of Clark County Commissioners.The resolution read Tuesday honoring an iconic Hazel Dell establishment was more lighthearted than most.Chairman Marc Boldt said it was a real privilege for him and Commissioners Steve Stuart and Tom Mielke to mark the 50th anniversary of Steakburger & Golf-O-Rama.Boldt, 57, said he was 5 or 6 years old when he first picked up a putter at Steakburger. He joked that exposure to miniature golf kept him from learning how to play golf, because he knew it wouldn’t be as much fun.“You saved me a lot of money,” Boldt told owners Merilyn and Bob Condon, who opened the former drive-thru restaurant on Jan. 1, 1962. Merilyn, 71, and Bob, 73, built the two 18-hole courses on wetlands behind the restaurant. Merilyn’s parents purchased the restaurant, because the owners of the drive-thru wouldn’t sell to Bob because they thought he was too young.The resolution said Steakburger was noted for “good food, good family fun and a great place for a first date” and recognized that “many generations of Clark County residents have had memorable and affordable miniature golf outings because of Steakburger’s presence in our community.”Stuart, who like Boldt grew up in Clark County, recalled fun times at Steakburger — with the exception of the infamous volcano hole, which got its own line in the resolution.last_img read more