OTTAWA (NEWS 1130) – The Trudeau Government is scoffing at the idea of scrapping NAFTA negotiations in favour of separate bilateral trade deals.This comes after the White House again floated the possibility of separate talks with Canada and Mexico.Simply put, this option is not on the table for Canada. On his way into question period Andrew Leslie, the Parliamentary Secretary for Canada-U.S. Relations, was quick to dismiss the idea.“Canada has maintained right from the beginning we believe in a trilateral NAFTA. We believe that together it’s been a win-win-win for our three economies and all three nations prosper,” says Leslie.But the U.S. is getting more serious about the possibility. President Donald Trump revived the idea last week, and now his leading economic adviser Larry Kudlow told Fox he spoke with Trump about it. He then pushed the plan to a senior member of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s office, although he didn’t name who it was.International Trade Minister Francois Philippes Champagne is dismissing the proposal being put forward by the Trump administration. He says our economies and industries are so tied together, it would be difficult to split the talks.“Over the last 24 years, we’ve built a very integrated supply chain, which has been good for economy, good for consumers, good for workers on all sides.”The issue will likely create more economic uncertainty, following the tariffs on steel and aluminum and just in time for the G7 summit in Quebec later this week where tariffs and trade are expected to cause tensions at the talks.
LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Louis ChoquetteGeorge MihalkaJacob Tierney Jem GarrardDaniel RoherJeff Woolnough Louise ArchambaultSturla GunnarssonHelen Shaver Norma BaileyJ.J. JohnsonJohn Smith Gerry DeeKim NguyenClement Virgo Lara AzzopardiGrant HarveyMina Shum Dean BennettEleanore LindoTim Southam Ken GirottiKen Scott Twitter Yannick BissonPeter LynchLynne Stopkewich Jordan CanningMichael McGowanRT! Paolo BarzmanJeremy LalondeWarren Sonoda Login/Register With: Roger AvaryGail HarveyAlbert Shin Director XBruce PittmanPeter Wellington Advertisement Michael ClattenburgApril MullenIngrid Veninger Jim DonovanJeremy PodeswaAnne Wheeler Caroline ChristiesAdrienne MitchellJonathan Torrens Atom Egoyan C.C.Sarah Polley C.C.Charles Wilkinson Jennifer BaichwalMars HorodyskiKari Skogland As artists and creators, we write to you today regarding the CRTC’s Group Licence Renewals handed down on May 15th. In the last two months, nearly twenty-thousand Canadians – citizens, businesses, guilds and associations – have spoken out against these rulings and have petitioned you for redress. Now, we, too, are calling on you to act.The shockwave from these ill-conceived decisions has rippled across the film & television industry: The CRTC’s English-language rulings will strip as much as $911 million in broadcaster investment from independently-produced scripted programming over the next five years and sap $1.15 billion from our GDP. These changes will mean 704 fewer hours of the high-quality Canadian programming and eliminate, rather than create, nearly four thousand middle-class jobs. In the wake of the French-language decisions, three original dramatic series have already been cancelled in Quebec. Across Canada, young, emerging and diverse creators are already seeing many of their best opportunities squelched with the end of MuchFACT, Bravo!FACT and vidéoclip financing.But the impact of these decisions runs far deeper than short-term production budgets.The CRTC’s May 15th rulings were made under the Commission Chair, Jean-Pierre Blais, appointed by the previous government. In his tenure at the CRTC, M. Blais pursued a controversial agenda to say the least. He attacked many of the pillars of support for Canadian broadcasting – weakening or eliminating requirements to hire Canadian talent and air Canadian programming. M. Blais defended these decisions, arguing that what mattered in an age of global competition and on-demand services was “the amount of money invested… to produce compelling content that can compete on the world stage.”Then, on his way out the door, M. Blais, despite assurances that funding would be maintained, slashed the amount of money broadcasters are required to invest in creating compelling, innovative content, including documentaries, scripted drama and children’s programs, that can compete on the world stage.Worse yet, in his farewell address to the industry, at the World Media Festival in Banff, Alberta, M. Blais framed slashing broadcaster financing as just the latest step in an agenda that can only be described as both radical and ideological.“Thinking in government and indeed in [the] industry—in this room—is still flawed. It’s focused all too much on… the status quo as an operating principle.” He went on: “That’s not the future. Broadband is. Apps are. Quotas, tax credits and the way we all did business 20 years ago are not. They’re anachronisms.”Eliminating film & television tax cuts? Let’s be clear, what’s being proposed here is nothing short of dismantling an entire industry, along with the $2.9 billion and 140,000 good, middle-class jobs it generates each year.Your government now has an opportunity to reject this approach, send this decision back to the CRTC and chart a new course for Canada’s creative sector.This is a moment of both profound potential and change for our industry. We’ve cultivated top talent and we create content that is seen around the world. As Canadians, we want – and our talent demands – access to international markets and competitive financing for our productions. We want to tell our stories both at home and abroad. But what’s the point if we don’t own the productions, and we’re not telling our own stories?As Canadians, we need to modernize broadcasting and telecommunications systems to bring them into the 21st century – not tear our industry apart at a time when Canadians are producing more high-quality content than ever.The Federal Government, and Cabinet, has provided laudable support for the arts. Our Minister of Heritage has spoken often and eloquently of your Government’s commitment to a creator centric cultural policy. But that positive message is at odds with the very real consequences if these decisions are allowed to stand. Support for the cultural sector must include support for the most significant and widely seen segment of the sector – film & television.As artists, creators and Canadians, we urge you to extend your support for culture & the arts and send back these decisions for reconsideration.Sincerely,The undersigned Mairzee AlmasDaniel GrouRon E. Scott Facebook Stephen CampanelliLiz MarshallBruce Sweeney David Cronenberg C.C.Vincenzo NataliDenis Villeneuve Simon BarryMichael KennedyJonathan Sobol John FawcettJason PriestleyDawn Wilkinson Kevan FunkPeter RaymontMartin Wood The Directors of Guild of Canada sent the following letter to the Federal Cabinet urging them to order the CRTC to revisit their May 15th licencing rulings that will slash production of Canadian film & television by $900 million over the next five years. The deadline to send these decisions back for reconsideration is Monday, August 14th.Sign the official House of Commons petition to reversethis deeply damaging CRTC rulingDear Ministers: Tracey DeerGordon Pinsent C.C.Wiebke Von Carolsfeld Jerry CiccorittiNathan MorlandoJean-Marc Vallée O.C. Cory BowlesJames MarshallSudz Sutherland Advertisement Advertisement Stuart GillardPatricia Rozema Yung ChangDeepa Mehta O.C.Rachel Talalay read more
Priscilla WolfAPTN NewsTony Cote was known for a lot of things.But his enduring legacy will be helping youth through sport by starting the Saskatchewan First Nations summer and winter games in 1974.The former chief of Cote First Nation died July 31 at 84 years of age.The sporting event is now called the Tony Cote First Nations Summer/Winter Games in his email@example.com
HALIFAX – Shares in DHX Media Ltd. plunged 33 per cent to their lowest close in more than six years on Thursday after the entertainment company provided a weaker-than-expected preview of its fourth-quarter results.The Halifax-based company’s shares closed at $1.13, down 56 cents from the previous close and the lowest since Aug. 16, 2012, when they ended the day at $1.07.The Thursday stock drop came after DHX said it expected its fourth-quarter revenue to total $99 million and anticipated losses for the fourth quarter and full year when it reports its results on Sept. 25.The company, which creates and distributes animated and live programming for Canadian and international audiences, said the quarter will include $12-million in write-downs of investment in content and intangible assets.The 2017-18 financial year has been billed as a transitional year for DHX Media, which borrowed heavily to acquire an 80 per cent interest in the Peanuts and Strawberry Shortcake animation franchises last year for US$345 million.Michael Donovan, executive chair and CEO of DHX Media, said in a statement that the company has taken “significant corrective actions” that aren’t yet reflected in its reported results.After the year end, DHX used net proceeds from a sale of nearly half its 80 per cent share in Peanuts to Sony for US$161.3 million to repay a portion of its outstanding debt.For the 2018 financial year ended June 30, DHX said its operating activities generated $37.4 million of cash, before $24.4 million of acquisition and related financing costs.DHX says it expects the fourth-quarter net loss will be in a range of $18 million to $20 million, and a full-year net loss of between $6 million and $8 million.Analysts had estimated a $6.4-million profit for the quarter and a $14-million profit for the year, according to Thomson Reuters Eikon.They also estimated it would have $126.8 million of revenue for the three months ended June 30.Companies in this story: (TSX:DHX) read more
Panaji: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday paid tribute to Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar, who died of pancreatic cancer on Sunday. After arriving in the coastal state, Modi reached the Kala Academy in Panaji where he paid his last respect to the 63-year-old senior leader. He met Parrikar’s family members and offered his condolences to them. Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman also met Parrikar’s family members. Earlier in New Delhi, a Union Cabinet meeting was convened to condole the demise of Parrikar, following which Modi left for Goa. Also Read – Squadrons which participated in Balakot air strike awarded citations on IAF Day BJP president Amit Shah will also be in the coastal state to take part in the funeral procession of the late leader, the party said. The chief minister’s body has been kept at the Kala Academy to allow the public pay their tributes. Earlier in the morning, his mortal remains were kept the BJP office in Panaji, located around three km from the Kala Bhawan, for the party leaders and workers to pay their last respects. Parrikar, a four-time chief minister, died at his private residence Sunday evening after battling the pancreatic ailment since February last year. The IIT graduate represented Panaji Assembly seat in the state for over two decades. Parrikar’s final journey will begin after 4 pm. His last rites will be performed at 5 pm at the Miramar beach here, next to the memorial of Goa’s first chief minister Dayanand Bandodkar, who was also cremated there. Parrikar would be accorded a state funeral with full military honours, according to the home ministry. The central government has announced national mourning on Monday. read more
NEW DELHI: Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Tuesday said the manifesto of Congress party is a big deception with the people of Delhi as it doesn’t talk about full statehood issue. He tweeted, “The manifesto of Congress is a big deception with the people of Delhi.Congress has been promising to Delhi people for the last 20 years that it will give Delhi the status of full statehood. Why has it refused this time? How can anybody believe that Congress will fulfil all the promises?” Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderThe Congress who has released it’s a manifesto on Tuesday for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections has promised full statehood for Puducherry. The AAP has decided to fight the election on the issue of the granting full-statehood to Delhi. The party has also reached out to other opposition parties like Mamata Banerjee led Trinamool, Chandrababu Naidu led TDP among others. Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal earlier said that all these opposition parties would support the demand of the full-statehood to Delhi. Meanwhile, some months back when the Congress government of Puducherry was in dharna against LG Kiran Bedi the AAP stood in solidarity with the government. read more
TORONTO — Finance Minister Joe Oliver is refusing to provide a deadline for when the Conservative government will table its now-delayed budget, saying he doesn’t want to get into “negative hypotheticals.”On Thursday, Oliver said the next federal budget wouldn’t be tabled until at least April to give the government more time to evaluate just how badly falling oil prices will affect the Canadian economy.He repeated that explanation at an announcement in Toronto, saying the government will make a decision on when to issue the budget as it approaches April.Oliver also defended the government’s announcement of family-friendly tax breaks late last year as oil prices were sliding, saying a government surplus “is not there to look at.”He says the government felt it was important to use the surplus to provide benefits to Canadians. The federal budget usually comes before the end of the fiscal year on March 31.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Tiffany 1st-Qtr results rise, beat analysts’ estimates as sales improve across all regions by Anne D’Innocenzio And Michelle Chapman, The Associated Press Posted May 28, 2013 7:26 am MDT NEW YORK, N.Y. – Tiffany & Co. reported a 3 per cent increase in first-quarter net income, fueled by solid sales improvement across the regions, particularly in Asia.The results, announced Tuesday, beat Wall Street expectations, and its shares briefly rose to their highest level in almost two years in morning trading.Tiffany is a barometer of luxury spending so the latest results show the resilience among affluent shoppers despite economic challenges around the globe. Still, the company stuck to its profit outlook for the year, citing a weaker yen as well as ongoing weak sales in the North America region.The high-end jewelry company known for its blue boxes earned $83.6 million, or 65 cents per share, for the period ended April 30. That’s up from $81.5 million, or 64 cents per share, a year ago.Excluding costs tied to staff and occupancy cuts, earnings were 70 cents per share. This easily beat the 53 cents per share analyst expected.Revenue for the New York company rose 10 per cent to $895.5 million from $819.2 million, topping Wall Street’s $855.7 million estimate.Sales increased 9 per cent globally to $895 million. The conversion of five Tiffany stores in the United Arab Emirates to company-run stores from independently-run stores in July helped other sales triple to $27 million. Sales for the Asia-Pacific region rose 15 per cent to $223 million.Sales were helped by promotional events tied to Tiffany’s 175 anniversary as well as a tie-in for “The Great Gatsby” movie, for which the company designed the jewelry.In the Americas, the company’s largest division, sales climbed 6 per cent to $408 million. During a pre-recorded call with investors on Tuesday, company officials said business was below expectations and said that the increase was entirely due to price increases.Sales growth in its New York flagship store on Fifth Avenue was higher than the other regions’ increases as the company benefited from purchases tied to a big anniversary event in April as well as from foreign tourism, which represents almost half of that store’ sales.Tiffany said it is no longer offering specific sales figures for its New York Fifth Avenue store since it now represents only 8 per cent of the company’s worldwide sales. The company also cited pronounced weakness in its Hawaii and Guam stores, reflecting less Japanese tourist spending.European sales increased 6 per cent to $93 million, despite continued weakness in the United Kingdom. Sales in the Asia-Pacific region surged a better-than-expected 15 per cent to $223 million due to increases in average price as well as growth in the number products sold across all jewelry categories.Sales in Japan rose 2 per cent to $145 million.For the second quarter, Tiffany anticipates earnings will be equal to the prior-year period’s 72 cents per share. Analysts expect 79 cents per share.But Tiffany reaffirmed its fiscal 2013 earnings forecast of $3.43 to $3.53 per share on Tuesday. Wall Street predicts $3.48 per share.“We are encouraged with the start of the year but caution you not to draw overly optimistic conclusions from the first quarter, which generates a relatively small percentage of sales and earnings in comparison with annual results,” Mark Aaron, a Tiffany spokesman told investors in the pre-recorded call.The company had 275 stores at quarter’s end.Its shares rose $3.01, or 4 per cent, to close at $79.22 Tuesday after rising as high as $81.25 earlier, their highest level since July 2011. read more
Mr Acerbi is said to have gone through a rigorous audition process before being awarded with the coveted role. His affinity for water sports including sailing and canoeing, equipped him with the necessary seafaring qualities, Birdseye bosses said. A Birds Eye spokesman said: “With almost 35 years’ experience in front of the camera, Riccardo nabbed the role following a rigorous audition process at which he impressed Birdseye with his genuine approach to portraying the Captain and love of the sea.”He is not the first young Captain to grace our screens.Thomas Pescod took on the role in 1998 at the age of just 31. The move was a flop however and the character was dropped from adverts. The new Captain will replace Mitch Commins Unlike his predecessor, the 56-year-old also doesn’t suffer from seasickness. With his shaggy white beard, sailor’s hat and a twinkle in his eye Captain Birdseye is instantly recognisable as the kindly face of fish fingers. But now the salty sea dog has been given a face lift and replaced with a younger – and some customers have noted remarkably attractive – model. As part of an £8 million advertising campaign Italian born actor Riccardo Acerbi, 56, is set to replace South African Mitch Commins, 68, who took the role less than two years ago.The new Captain will make his television debut at 6.45pm tonight [Monday] on Channel 4. The ad is expected to see Captain Birdseye jumping into the sea with his grandchildren, before tucking into a plate of fish fingers.It has been claimed that the new face of the Captain comes as the company aims to make the character more contemporary.Other adjectives have been used on social media. Ok Magazine tweeted: “OMG, the new hunky Captain Birdseye will make you think differently about Fish Fingers.” The new advert will launch on Monday evening 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. read more
One of the fascinating things about science is the way it’s always confounding our expectations. You may think you know what’s going to happen in an experiment, but finding out your hypothesis was wrong is sometimes the best result. In the case of dropping a hot piece of charcoal into liquid oxygen, the outcome is something you have to see. And now you can — in slow motion!In the newest Periodic Table of Videos, University of Nottingham chemists show off one of the cooler things you can do with charcoal, and that includes barbecues, which are already pretty great. The mixture of charcoal and liquid oxygen burns, but not in the usual way.Liquid oxygen has a temperature of -297 °F (-183 °C), so the instant it leaves the dewar flask, it begins boiling. The fog you see is not oxygen, which is invisible, but condensing water vapor. When the charcoal is dropped, it doesn’t quite splash down. Instead, it bounces.The charcoal is hot, but not burning. However, the liquid oxygen is in the process of boiling at room temperature. The added heat from the charcoal causes more oxygen to boil and throw it back up in the air. While it hangs there, the oxygen causes the charcoal to catch fire. The brightness of the flames oscillates as the charcoal bounces up and down, skittering around on the surface of the liquid oxygen. The speculation is that the charcoal rides around on a cloud of vaporized gas.Seeing this reaction happen in slow motion reveals the subtle dance that would otherwise be hidden from view. Science is neat — doubly so when you get to play with fire. read more
Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram A number of Greek Australians were honoured in the 2018 Queen’s Birthday Honours for Australia. Presented on 11 June by the Governor-General, Sir Peter Cosgrove, the 17 honourees represent a wide variety of professions, disciplines and services.Jack Anastas, Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) — For service to the welfare of veterans, and to the community.Judith Robyn Anictomatis (OAM) — For service to women in the Northern Territory.Jonathan Rhys Carapetis, Member of the Order of Australia (AM) — For significant service to medicine in the field of paediatrics, particularly the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of rheumatic heart disease.Constantine George Castrisos (OAM) — For service to the restaurant and catering industry.Victor George Feros (OAM) — For service to town planning.John Hatzistergos (AM) — For significant service to the law and the judiciary, and to the people and Parliament of New South Wales through a range of ministerial roles.Peter Kazacos (OAM)) — For service to the community through charitable organisations.Natalie Anne Kyriacou (OAM) — For service to wildlife and environmental conservation education.Panayiotis Hadji Kyriacou (OAM) — For service to the Cypriot community of DarwinBill Malandris (OAM) — For service to the Greek community of North Queensland.Stephen Andrew Margolis (OAM) — For service to rural medicine, and to medical education.Michael John Mavromatis (OAM) — For service to the community of Port Pirie.Michael Miros (OAM) — For service to medicine, particularly to gastroenterology.Sideris Pashalidis (OAM) — For service to the Greek community of Batemans Bay.Jeremy Raftos (OAM) — For service to medicine, particularly to paediatrics.Lee Reginald Tarlamis (OAM) — For service to the people and Parliament of Victoria.Detective Superintendent Paul Nicholas Pisanos — Australian Police Medal (NSW).To view the complete list of Queen’s Birthday Honours, click here. read more
Les Anonymous attaquent l’ÉlyséeAprès les différentes institutions américaines (RIAA.org, Justice.gov, MPAA.org,la maison blanche), le site d’Universal et celui de l’Hadopi français, les hacktivistes Anonymous prennent dorénavant pour cible le site de l’Élysée.Suite à la fermeture du site Megaupload, à l’arrestation de son dirigeant et aux différentes attaques ayant émaillées la journées, ceux qui croyaient à une accalmie du coté du web se seraient lourdement trompés.Car les Anonymous n’ont pas l’air de baisser les bras face à ceux qu’ils accusent de bayonner la liberté d’expression sur le net.À lire aussiConflit Israélo-Palestinien : les Anonymous entrent en guerreDernier exemple en date : le site de l’Élysée, ce soir, qui s’est vu affublé de plusieurs remarques semblant venir de nulle part, dans la barre URL du site, comme l’a notifié le site de PC Inpact : “We are legion !”, “Sarkozy le peuple aura ta peau” ou “Megaupload”.On se rappellera que le Président de la République avait assez rapidement exprimé sa satisfaction vis à vis de l’arrestation de Kim Dotcom, le patron de Megaupload.Pour l’heure, le site de la présidence n’est pas bloqué et des mesures semblent avoir été prises pour contrevenir à ces attaques.Le 20 janvier 2012 à 22:42 • Maxime Lambert read more
Pinterest Twitter Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ WhatsApp In the videos seen above and below, WWE paid tribute to the late Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart during last night’s episode of RAW following his passing on Monday morning.Neidhart, 63, passed away due to a seizure stemming from Alzheimer’s disease.Opening to SummerSlam this SundayWWE released the opening video for this Sunday’s SummerSlam PPV live from Brooklyn, featuring famed actor Terry Crews.Wrestleview.com will have live coverage of SummerSlam beginning Sunday at 7:00 PM ET with a live post-show on YouTube following the conclusion of the broadcast. Wrestleview Weekly: Predictions for tonight’s Clash of Champions event in Charlotte Facebook WWE Draft confirmed to be taking place as a two-night event starting on October 11 WWE RAW Ratings: Viewership sees a 15% drop against the return of Monday Night Football read more
Related Items:#BishopLaishBoydEasterMessage, #findtruemeaningofEaster, #magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, April 13, 2017 – Providenciales – Anglican Bishop Reverend Laish Boyd says the True Easter message is representative of the deep meaning of love God the Father holds for mankind. In delivering his Easter message, the bishop says there are three points to be learnt from the Resurrection of Christ. He says “God gave His only Son for us even though we did not ASK FOR IT or DESERVE IT or REALIZE that we needed it”.Bishop Boys remarked that “At the time of Jesus’ life the human race could never imagine what it is that He came to bring. Now we know, and we thank the Heavenly Father for this great Feast of the Resurrection which we celebrate.”He says this is expressed in God’s loving intention through giving us His son whose purpose was to Live, to Preach, to Teach, to die and to Rise again and ascend to His father. Bishop Boyd says this is symbolic of the True Nature of Love and human life itself. In reference to the life of Jesus, he says his dying conquered sin and death and its power over us, allowing us to have forgiveness, newness of life and a constant chance to start over whenever we stumble.Story by: Kimberly Ramkhalawan#MagneticMediaNews#findtruemeaningofEaster#BishopLaishBoydEasterMessage read more
February 20, 2018 Sasha Foo Sasha Foo, Updated: 11:36 AM Armed robbery suspect is arrested after police surround Mountain View house 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) — Acting on a tip, San Diego Police arrested an armed robbery suspect Monday in Mountain View.The call was received at about 11 a.m., prompting officers to converge on a house in the 1500 block of 43rd Street.Once officers entered the house, everyone inside was ordered out. The suspect, identified as 27-year-old Alejandro Peinado, complied with officers’ orders and surrendered without incident.No shots were fired and no one was injured. One neighbor who noticed the police activity in the area expressed relief that the situation was resolved quickly and without force. Posted: February 20, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter read more
EXCLUSIVE: IPG Mediabrands is to introduce a financial wellbeing programme for its 381 UK employees.The programme, provided by Nudge Global, will include online tools and information which staff can personalise to their individual financial needs, such as paying off student debt, getting on the housing ladder, having children and saving for retirement.Employees will have access to more than 800 financial education topics and articles.The financial wellbeing programme will be integrated into the organisation’s existing wellbeing programme Balance, which was launched in January 2016 to help staff better understand the benefits they receive.It will be communicated to employees by the organisation’s senior management team with a day of interactive workshops and thought leadership sessions provided by Nudge.Esme De Courcy, senior HR business partner at IPG Mediabrands, said: “We recognised that navigating the ever-changing world of finance can be complex, with financial worries contributing to overall wellbeing.“We wanted to support our employees by providing them with personalised financial education, ranging from housing through to holidays, delivering ‘in the moment’ education as changes to their situation or legislation happen.” read more
BIG PINE KEY, Fla. (WSVN) — Hundreds took the plunge to take part in a Florida music festival guaranteed to make their ears pop.The Underwater Music Festival echoed through Big Pine Key, Saturday.Hundreds of deep sea divers and snorkelers gathered for a unique concert under the sea at the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.The primary purpose of the annual event is to encourage preservation of the Keys’ rich coral reef ecosystem.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
3D Printers Sci-Tech Tech Industry 3 Share your voice GE 3D printing Ford HP 10 Photos Carbon 3D prints stuff that’s squishy, springy and comes in unusual shapes Carbon 3D-prints these springy, lightweight lattices used in Adidas running shoes. Stephen Shankland/CNET Carbon already sells 3D printers used to make unusual the materials inside Riddell’s custom-size professional-league football helmets and Adidas running shoes. Now, a new $260 million funding round should help the Silicon Valley startup create even more unusual materials. Among the new possibilities, according to Chief Executive Joseph DeSimone:Products made from multiple materials with different properties and colors directly injected into different parts of the design. For example, they could make dentures with separate materials for the base and the teeth in one process instead of gluing the two components together.Products that are easier to recycle. One example: Dental models people wear to gradually straighten their teeth, which end up in landfills today.Larger products that don’t sacrifice the fine details and smooth surfaces the company can create today.Also called additive manufacturing, 3D printing got an early foothold as a way to design prototypes. Since then, it’s also crept into production lines for finished products. The unusual shapes of 3D-printed elements let companies build plastic components that are lighter than metal alternatives but couldn’t be made with conventional injection molding methods, for example.The result is a potentially dramatic change to what’s possible in manufacturing — more flexibility, more advanced designs, custom-tuned material properties and components that are built in one pass instead of assembled from a collection of parts. People on a Mars mission could build replacement parts as needed instead of carrying an inventory of everything. Oh, and yeah, people can 3D-print guns. Tags 3D printing competitionCarbon has plenty of competition. One big name is HP, which has a major 3D printing push and which unlike Carbon can 3D-print metal products with its Metal Jet 3D printers. Industrial powers like General Electric also have their own 3D printing efforts.3D printing, which some call the fourth industrial revolution, could be big. Spending in the field is growing at about 13 percent annually among large US companies, consulting firm Deloitte estimates, and will likely reach $2 billion in 2020.Broadly, Carbon’s approach is similar to that of other 3D printing companies: build components or objects layer by layer, creating shapes that aren’t possible with conventional casting, molding or machining methods. What’s different is the company’s specific method, called Digital Light Synthesis, which carefully directs ultraviolet light upward through a special window to solidify a liquid resin.”Light is our chisel,” DeSimone said.Carbon’s printing subscriptionsCarbon makes money through a subscription service that gives customers access to a printer — either the older M2 or the newer L1 introduced in February that’s about the size of a refrigerator and can print larger objects. Customers pay for resins separately, including some directly from Carbon and some from third-party suppliers. The M2 starting cost is about $50,000 per year, but with resin sales, Carbon pulls in about $70,000 a year from each. The L1’s annual revenue is closer to $200,000 per year, Carbon says.Why pay annually when you could just buy a 3D printer outright? Because you’re paying for a service, including frequent software updates. Those updates have done things like increase the number of resins printers can use and shorten the time it takes to print products, DeSimone said.”This product is evolving significantly,” he said. “You don’t want to buy it.”Pick your resinThe most popular resins the company sells today are the absorbent ones used in helmets, the rebounding ones used in shoe soles and the transparent one used in dental models. The company also has other customers, including Ford Motor Co., which uses Carbon to build plastic brackets for its Mustang car and F-150 truck.Carbon’s L1 printer can create a lightweight, springy midsole for an Adidas running shoe in less than a half hour. Stephen Shankland/CNET The 420-employee company, headquartered in Redwood City, California, will use its new funding to build an advanced development facility. “It’s our innovation kitchen,” DeSimone said, where the company can develop new technology and customers can figure out how they can use it.The fifth round of funding now gives Carbon a $2.46 billion valuation, the company said. The investment, co-led by Madrone Capital Partners and Baillie Gifford, will also fuel international expansion.More adaptable 3D printingCarbon’s technology is adaptable today, with a range of resins that can produce anything from hard, strong plastics to the shock-absorbing material in football helmets to the springy lattice in the Adidas midsoles. But today it relies on a relatively passive mechanism: the resin circulates underneath the product being 3D-printed, pushed there by atmospheric pressure.One research avenue is a more controlled approach, called direct injection, that could push multiple materials through the interior of the product as it’s being made, DeSimone said. That could create much more customized, sophisticated products.It’s also harder. Carbon’s current process relies on a complicated computer model that precisely tunes the ultraviolet light intensity that controls the resin solidification. It must take into account constantly varying factors like the resin’s opacity and temperature, but using multiple materials increases that complexity even more.First published June 25, 6 a.m. PT.Update, 10:30 a.m. PT: adds further details about 3D printing multiple materials and the company’s name. Comments read more
At least 19 people died in a fire at a shelter for abused children in Guatemala on Wednesday, firefighters said.The cause of the blaze was not immediately known, nor was the number of children among those killed.Commanders have “informed us that they have already counted 19 people deceased” in the Virgin of the Assumption Safe Home located in San Jose Pinula, a village just to the east of the capital, the fire services spokesman, Mario Cruz, told reporters.Another 25 people were injured, suffering burns of various degrees. They were taken to state hospitals in Guatemala City.Initial reports suggested that some of the children and teenagers in the shelter had protested overnight against poor food and treatment by staff.The center, supervised by state social welfare authorities, hosts minors under age 18 who are victims of family maltreatment or found living on the street.It has been the target of multiple complaints alleging abuse, and several children have run away.The country office of the UN children’s fund UNICEF said on its Twitter feed it “condemns the tragedy” and emphasized: “These children and adolescents must be protected.” read more