TORONTO — Indigo Books and Music Inc. said Wednesday it lost $15-million in its latest quarter as sales fell compared with a year ago when they were boosted by the success of the Fifty Shades of Grey and Hunger Games trilogies.The book retailer said the loss amounted to 59 cents per share in its latest quarter compared with a loss of $5.5-million or 22 cents per share a year ago.Revenue totalled $171.5-million, down from $186.6-million.“The decrease was primarily the result of the decline in hit-related book sales, higher inventory markdown as well as intentionally higher selling and administrative expenses compared to last year,” the company said in a statement.Excluding revenue from the two hit trilogies, Indigo said revenue was down 1.3% compared with a year ago.On a same-store basis, Indigo and Chapters superstores sales were down 7.3%, while Coles and IndigoSpirit small-format stores were down 13.1%.Excluding the big trilogies, same-store sales were down 1.6% at the superstores and increased 1.1% at the small-format stores.Indigo operates under several banners including Indigo Books and Music, Chapters, the World’s Biggest Bookstore and Coles.The Canadian Press read more

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After meeting behind closed doors to hear a briefing by the Somali Foreign Minister, the United Nations Security Council today held an extensive open debate on the situation in Somalia and ways of promoting the national reconciliation process currently under way in the country.During the open session, in which representatives of over 20 countries took the floor, numerous speakers emphasized the importance of achieving peace and stability in Somalia, which had long been without functioning state structures. Speaking on behalf of the Arab Group of States, Jordan’s Ambassador, Zeid Ra’ad Zeid, urged “support for the interim national government in its efforts to promote a comprehensive reconciliation process and national unity.” He also underscored the importance of the Arta peace process, and suggested that the Council send a fact-finding mission to the country to begin the process of setting up an observation mechanism to verify the arms embargo imposed by Council resolution 733 (1992). Speaking for the European Union and associated States, Spain’s Ambassador, Inocencio F. Arias, welcomed the upcoming Intergovernmental Authority for Development meeting on Somalia, and stressed that the parties must put aside their differences and participate in the talks without preconditions and with a genuine resolve to complete the national reconciliation process. He also highlighted the importance of resolution 733, stressing that all countries and other actors must comply with its terms. Speaking to reporters at the conclusion of the formal discussion, Somali Foreign Minister Yusuf Hassan Ibrahim said he had stressed to Council members the importance of humanitarian assistance to his country. “The international community should support the Somali Government and the people of Somalia in order to re-establish a unified and independent national Government [able] to play its part in securing peace and cooperation within the international community,” he said.According to the text of his remarks to the Council, the country’s Transitional Government has improved the security situation by expanding its territorial control, reaching out to warlords to bring them into the political process, and participating in internationally organized reconciliation conferences for Somalia.The Security Council is expected to meet later this week to adopt a presidential statement on Somalia, the body’s current President, Ambassador Ole Peter Kolby of Norway, told the press after today’s meeting. read more

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Today and tomorrow, Mrs. Annan will be visiting Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota, and Chicago. While there, she is slated to meet with local community leaders, tour children’s hospitals and speak at public events in order to engage these communities and their leadership in the global fight against HIV/AIDS.The visit, which being sponsored by the UN Foundation and the UN Association/USA, is in support of the UN Foundation’s and Ad Council’s “Apathy is Lethal” national public service campaign. read more

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“The African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) reports that one of its patrols has recovered the remains of one of the four peacekeepers reported missing following floods late last month,” the spokesperson told journalists in New York.Six AU-UN peacekeepers were swept away by powerful currents on 25 August while escorting UN World Food Programme (WFP) trucks to Masteri, west Darfur.The incident occurred when the peacekeepers attempted to pull out their truck which was stuck in the mud of a river valley near Nioro village approximately 30 kilometres southwest of El GeneinaA rescue team later found two of the peacekeepers alive, but four had remained missing.Established in July 2007, UNAMID has the protection of civilians as its core mandate. In addition, the peacekeeping operation is tasked with facilitating the delivery of humanitarian aid and assisting with an inclusive peace process in Darfur, where fighting broke out nine years ago, pitting Government forces and allied militiamen against rebel groups.In recent weeks, the UN and its partners in Sudan have been working to provide emergency support hundreds of thousands of people that have been affected by flooding. According to Government estimates, as many as 530,000 people have been affected by the floods triggered by heavy rains across the country, and at least 74,000 houses have been damaged or destroyed by the rapidly rising waters. read more

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But at five trusts across England and one in Scotland, the introduction of dedicated nutritional… Giving elderly patients an extra meal a day halves their chances of dying in hospital, an NHS pilot scheme is showing. Death rates among those admitted with hip fractures have plummeted since the scheme was introduced two years ago, prompting medical chiefs to consider recommending it nationally, The Telegraph can reveal. They believe this contributes to the toll of more than 4,000 elderly people who die within a month of being admitted for a hip fracture each year. Experts behind the programme say older patients are typically failing to consume enough nutrients while convalescing on geriatric wards. read more

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Away goal is vital for Liverpool Aldridge

first_imgAccording to the former English Premier League footballer, the Reds have the advantage when they visit Bayern Munich in March.Yesterday, English Premier League club Liverpool hosted German Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich at Anfield, in a game that ended up 0-0.The match was the first leg of the UEFA Champions League Round of 16.This means that in three weeks when these two sides meet up again, the advantage is for the Reds, who can advance to the next round thanks to the away goal rule.“This Liverpool side has built a reputation for scoring goals aplenty, but this was a night when the ball wouldn’t fall for them in the box and when they had a big chance to win it late on, it fell to the wrong man in Fabinho,” wrote former Premier League footballer John Aldridge on The Independent.“Liverpool got into some great positions, but their final ball was lacking and it means they will have plenty of work to go when they go to Munich three weeks from now.”“However, I would back Liverpool to score at least one goal in the return match if they bring their shooting boots with them,” he added.“Liverpool are capable of scoring anywhere and I would be amazed if they go 180 minutes without scoring, so the away goal rule could end up being crucial in this tie.”“A 1-1 draw in Munich? It is a result I can see coming to pass in the second leg and that would be enough to send Liverpool through,” he explained.Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.“What we saw at Anfield last night was a high-quality game between two top sides and you could see the attacking threat Bayern possessed when they got into decent positions.”“To their credit, Liverpool’s defensive line held firm in the absence of Virgil van Dijk, with Joel Matip and Fabinho superb at the heart of the defense,” he continued.“Fabinho turned in a great performance and bailed Liverpool out on a few occasions in the second half with his reading of the game and he should now be viewed as one of the most improved players over the course of this season.”✨ Another big European night at Anfield ✨▶ Full match replay ▶ @JHenderson’s best bits▶ Plenty of post-match reaction▶ Interview with the bossAll now available on GO: https://t.co/DAxFjfdrlB pic.twitter.com/xpk891SPb3— LFCTV (@LFCTV) February 20, 2019last_img read more

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Graduation ceremony held for National City Fire Academy

first_img 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 (CNS) – The National City Fire Department will hold a graduation ceremony today for five members of its Fire Academy.The five newly minted firefighters spent the 10-week academy learning about and training in every aspect of firefighting as well as emergency medicine and hazard response.The academy is facilitated in part by the Chula Vista Fire Department and the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department, according to the NCFD.“Through the tremendous effort and dedication of the academy staff and the National City Fire Department Training Division, these recruits are poised to begin their fire service careers,” the NCFD said in a statement. “These firefighters will continue the long standing department’s commitment to provide the highest level of customer service to the residents and visitors ofthe city of National City.”The NCFD will also hold a promotion ceremony for one of its firefighters, who will be promoted to the rank for fire captain. The event is scheduled to be held at the National City Fire Department’s headquarters at 343 E. 16th St. Graduation ceremony held for National City Fire Academy Posted: May 3, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, May 3, 2019 KUSI Newsroom Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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S California hit by 71magnitude quake strongest in two

first_imgLos Angeles : Southern California was hit by its largest earthquake in two decades Friday, a 7.1-magnitude tremor that rattled residents who were already reeling from another strong quake a day earlier. Emergency workers and security forces were being dispatched early Saturday to the epicenter of the shallow earthquake in a remote and sparsely populated area around 150 miles (240 kilometers) northeast of Los Angeles, where it was also felt. Also Read – EAM Jaishankar calls on European Parliament President David Sassoli Advertise With Us No deaths or serious injuries had been reported late Friday evening, but there were reports of building collapses and power outages in the town of Trona, California Office of Emergency Services director Mark Ghilarducci said. There were “significant reports” of fires caused by gas leaks, as well as breaks to power, water and communications lines in the region, he told a press conference. Also Read – This is why Denmark, Sweden and Germany are considering a meat tax Advertise With Us California Governor Gavin Newsom said he had requested emergency federal assistance from the White House, and state resources have been activated at their “highest level.” Newsom later declared a state of emergency for San Bernardino County, expanding on an earlier announcement covering Kern County, near the epicenter of both the quakes this week. Advertise With Us A joint task force including around 200 security personnel as well as helicopters and cargo aircraft was being deployed, National Guard Major General David Baldwin said. San Bernardino fire department spokesman Jeremy Kern told CNN there were “no active searches ongoing” for trapped casualties. The quake was 11 times stronger than the 6.4-magnitude quake “foreshock” the previous day, according to the United States Geological Survey. The two major quakes, along with multiple aftershocks, have revived fears of the “Big One” — a powerful tremor along the San Andreas Fault that could devastate major cities in Southern California. “This is an earthquake sequence. These earthquakes are related,” said Caltech seismologist Lucy Jones. There was a 10 per cent chance of Friday’s quake being followed by another magnitude 7.0 or higher quake in the next week, she added. In Kern County, where the quake struck near the town of Ridgecrest, some 1,800 residents were without power, fire department chief David Witt said. “As for injuries reported, nothing but minor injuries and such as cuts and bruises, by the grace of god,” he said. At least two fires broke out in the area, county supervisor Mick Gleason said, with dozens of fire trucks dispatched. Numerous gas leaks were reported near the epicenter, including the towns of Trona and Argus. “Firefighters have secured leaks where possible and evacuated residents from homes with leaks that cannot be secured,” the San Bernardino fire department tweeted. In Los Angeles, the fire department deployed vehicles and helicopters, and reported fallen power lines and localized electricity outages. But Mayor Eric Garcetti said there were “no reports of serious damage” reported in the city. “We are sending an Urban Search and Rescue Task Force Team to Kern County to help with the damage closer to the epicenter,” he wrote on Twitter. Numerous visitors to Disneyland in Anaheim reported on Twitter that rides were shut for safety inspections after the quake. Patrons at movie theaters in the Los Angeles area evacuated due to the quake. “Everyone remained calm as the theater began to shake and then the shaking got stronger. We all headed to exits and down the stairs. No panic but one woman sobbing. This one was scary,” wrote NBC journalist Lester Holt on Twitter. No damage was reported at Los Angeles airport following inspections. In Las Vegas, 150 miles east of the quake, an NBA summer league game was postponed when the tremor hit, causing the scoreboard and several overhead speakers to sway. The earthquake was the largest in southern California since 1999 when a 7.1-magnitude quake struck the Twentynine Palms Marine Corps base, according to The Los Angeles Times. The tremor sent Ridgecrest residents fleeing outside for safety as aftershocks continued, with one woman saying she was “not comfortable” about heading back inside for the night. The shaking stops “for a minute, and then it starts rolling again… it’s pretty bizarre. But now at the moment, I’m not comfortable inside,” said Jessica Kormelink. “I was actually in the car with my mom. And it just started bouncing up,” Jessica Weston, a journalist at the Ridgecrest Daily Independent, told CNN. Relief efforts in the area benefited from the arrival of major reinforcements that arrived Thursday afternoon, intended to counter a new potentially destructive earthquake.last_img read more

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Bush Intercontinental Airport Unveils New Automated Security System

first_img It features a conveyor belt where bins pop up automatically. That means travelers don’t have to grab one from the top of the stack.“So it’s not one person at a time,” said Rodney Cox, Vice-President of United Airlines Houston Operations. “It’s multiple people at a time through many stations now. And so it’s just much quicker, much more efficient.”Cox added that the conveyer system will allow TSA agents to divert a bag to a separate area if they want to look inside.“The new process allows the person in front of you if they are stopped and they need to have their baggage screened, for the people behind you to continue on through the process and not have to stop and wait,” explained Cox.Airport officials say the conveyor system will also help passengers keep an eye on their bags as they go through the x-ray machine, avoiding what they call “separation anxiety.” 00:00 /00:45 Listen – / 6That automated system is now in operation at Bush’s Terminal E and it’s similar to the one installed in Terminal D earlier this year. X To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: International travel through #Houston just got even easier! Today @United debuted new automated security lanes for connecting passengers of international flights. One more reason its PLANE and simple to #fly2houston pic.twitter.com/wuAyebLhDj— Houston Bush Airport (@iah) June 28, 2018 Sharelast_img read more

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For the first time researchers observe graphene sheets becoming buckyballs w Video

first_img “This is the first time that anyone has directly observed the mechanism of fullerene formation,” Andrei Khlobystov of the University of Nottingham told PhysOrg.com. “Shortly after the discovery of fullerene (exactly 25 years ago), the ‘top down’ mechanism of fullerene assembly was proposed. However, it was soon rejected in favor of a multitude of different ‘bottom up’ mechanisms, mainly because people could not understand how a flake of graphene could form a fullerene and because they did not have means to observe the fullerene formation in situ.”As the scientists report in a recent study published in Nature Chemistry, there are four main steps involved in this top-down fullerene formation process, which can be explained by quantum chemical modeling. The critical first step is the loss of carbon atoms at the edge of the graphene sheet. Because the carbon atoms at the edge of graphene are connected by only two bonds to the rest of the structure, the researchers could use the microscope’s high-energy electron beam (or “e-beam”) to chip the atoms away, one by one. While exposed to the e-beam, the edges of the graphene sheet appear to be continuously changing shape.The loss of carbon atoms on the edge of the graphene is the most crucial step in the process, the scientists explain, since it destabilizes the structure and triggers the subsequent three steps. The increase in the number of dangling carbon bonds at the edge of the graphene causes the formation of pentagons on the graphene edge, which is followed by the curving of the graphene into a bowl-like shape. Both of these processes are thermodynamically favorable, since they bring carbon atoms on the edge closer to one another, allowing them to form bonds with each other. (PhysOrg.com) — Peering through a transmission electron microscope (TEM), researchers from Germany, Spain, and the UK have observed graphene sheets transforming into spherical fullerenes, better known as buckyballs, for the first time. The experiment could shed light on the process of how fullerenes are formed, which has so far remained mysterious on the atomic scale. Play This video shows the transformation of a graphene sheet into a fullerene (forming in the top center of the images). Video credit: Andrey Chuvilin, et al. In the fourth and final step, the carbon bonds cause the curved graphene to “zip up” its open edges and form a cage-like buckyball. Because the zipping process reduces the number of dangling bonds, the spherical fullerene represents the most stable configuration of carbon atoms under these conditions. Once the edges are completely sealed, no further carbon atoms can be lost, and the newly created fullerene remains intact under the e-beam. PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQuality0SpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreen Citation: For the first time, researchers observe graphene sheets becoming buckyballs (w/ Video) (2010, June 11) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2010-06-graphene-sheets-buckyballs-video.html Copyright 2010 PhysOrg.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or part without the express written permission of PhysOrg.com. More information: Andrey Chuvilin, et al. “Direct transformation of graphene to fullerene.” Nature Chemistry, Vol. 2, June 2010. DOI: 10.1038/NCHEM.644center_img Explore further Although spherical fullerenes can already be generated in high yields from graphite (which is made of many graphene sheets stacked together), up until now scientists have not fully understood the underlying mechanisms of their formation. By observing the process in real time in this study, the researchers have been able to identify the structural changes that the graphene undergoes in order to become increasingly round and form a perfect fullerene. The results help to unravel the mystery of fullerene formation by explaining, for instance, how laser ablation works as a fullerene production method: the microscope’s e-beam, similar to a laser beam, supplies the energy to break the carbon bonds and serve as the critical initial step in the formation process. “The key to the direct visualization of fullerene formation is (i) atomically thin graphene flakes mounted perpendicular to the electron beam; (ii) aberration corrected high resolution TEM allowing imaging with atomic resolution; and (iii) careful analysis of the evolution of graphene to fullerene, image simulation and correlation of the experimental data with theoretical calculations,” Khlobystov said. “This is why our study discovers so much more than previous TEM studies.”In addition, the results help explain the high abundance of C60 and C70 fullerenes (fullerenes composed of 60 or 70 carbon atoms) found in different methods of fullerene production. The researchers found that a large (more than 100 carbon atoms) initial graphene flake imposes a significant energy penalty during the curving step, so that its edges continue to be chipped away until it is small enough to curve. On the other hand, very small (less than 60 atoms) graphene flakes experience excessive strain on the carbon bonds during the curving step, preventing them from closing up. So to enable the thermodynamically driven formation process, fullerenes end up having a narrow range of diameters averaging about one nanometer, which corresponds to 60-100 carbon atoms.“Understanding the fullerene formation process teaches us about the fundamental connection between different forms of carbon,” Khlobystov said. “Also, it opens new avenues for fabrication of molecular nanostructures using the e-beam. This is a new way to do chemistry and to study molecules!” These images from a transmission electron microscope show the formation of fullerene from graphene. In (a), the edges of the graphene sheet continuously change shape when exposed to the e-beam. (b) shows the final product, while (c)-(h) show close-ups of the sequence of a graphene flake transforming into a fullerene. Image credit: Andrey Chuvilin, et al. Synthesis with a template: Carbon-free fullerene analogue This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

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DeepMind open sources TRFL a new library of reinforcement learning building blocks

first_imgThe DeepMind team announced yesterday that they’re open sourcing a new library, named TRFL, that comprises useful building blocks for writing reinforcement learning (RL) agents in TensorFlow. The TRFL library was created by the research engineering team at DeepMind. TRFL library is a collection of key algorithmic components that are used for a large number of DeepMind’s agents such as DQN, DDPG, and the Importance Weighted Actor Learner Architecture. A typical deep reinforcement learning agent usually comprises a large number of interacting components that includes the environment and some deep network representing values or policies. Apart from these, these RL agents also include components such as a learned model of the environment, pseudo-reward functions or a replay system. Moreover, these RL agents interact in subtle ways which makes it difficult to identify bugs in large computational graphs. To fix this issue, it is recommended to open-source complete agent implementations. This is because even though the large agent codebases are useful for reproducing research, it is hard to modify and extend them. Additionally, a different and complementary approach is to provide a reliable, well-tested implementation of common building blocks. These implementations can then be used in a variety of different RL agents. TRFL library helps as it includes functions that help implement both classical RL algorithms as well as other cutting-edge techniques. The loss functions and other operations that come with TRFL, are implemented in pure TensorFlow. These RL algorithms are not complete algorithms instead they’re implementations of RL-Specific mathematical operations which are required when building fully-functional RL agents. The DeepMind team also provides TensorFlow ops for value-based reinforcement learning in discrete action spaces such as TD-learning, Sarsa, Q-learning, and their variants. Moreover, it offers ops for implementing continuous control algorithms such as DPG as well as ops for learning distributional value functions. Finally, TRFL also comes with an implementation of the auxiliary pseudo-reward functions used by UNREAL. This improves data efficiency in a wide range of domains. “This is not a one-time release. Since this library is used extensively within DeepMind, we will continue to maintain it as well as add new functionalities over time. We are also eager to receive contributions to the library by the wider RL community”, mentioned the DeepMind team. For more information, check out the official DeepMind blog. Read Next Google open sources Active Question Answering (ActiveQA), a Reinforcement Learning based Q&A system Microsoft open sources Infer.NET, it’s popular model-based machine learning framework Salesforce Einstein team open sources TransmogrifAI, their automated machine learning librarylast_img read more

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Transat cofounder could make more than 17 million from sale to Air

first_img By: The Canadian Press Share Wednesday, July 24, 2019 Transat co-founder could make more than $17 million from sale to Air Canada MONTREAL — Transat A.T. Inc. chief executive Jean-Marc Eustache stands to make more than $17 million from the sale of the tour operator he co-founded.The 71-year-old chairman’s stake, which sits at about one per cent, adds up to more than $5.55 million at $13 a share, the price Air Canada has agreed to pay for the Montreal-based company.That cash-out jumps to $11.66 million when combined with Eustache’s other options and bonuses of $6.11 million, according to Transat’s new proxy circular, a document filed with regulatory authorities. If he’s let go following the deal, the one-time student organizer is entitled to a further allowance of nearly $5.48 million.The $520-million takeover agreement includes $35.06 million in total for Transat’s 11 other board members and 11 other executives, not counting termination allowances.Board member Philippe Sureau, another co-founder from Transat’s inception in the 1980s, stands to receive the second-highest amount at $4.3 million.Approved by the board last month, the transaction continues to face legal and regulatory scrutiny along with resistance from major Transat shareholders who feel the price is too low.More news:  Virgin Voyages de-activates Quebec accounts at FirstMates agent portalShareholders are scheduled to vote on the deal on Aug. 23. It requires approval from two-thirds to go through.Tuesday’s proxy circular brought other details to light, including the board’s reasons for rejecting a $14-per-share offer from Montreal developer Group Mach Inc. as well as the haggling between Transat and Air Canada executives in the preceding months.The developer provided no “evidence of Groupe Mach’s liquidity levels,” and “no demonstration was made either regarding Groupe Mach’s long-term business plan, or ability,” the board wrote, citing a special committee that reviewed the options.Both found that the Air Canada deal “affords the best opportunity to maintain long-term employment, in particular for the corporation’s highly skilled and specialized employees such as pilots, mechanics and flight attendants.”Negotiations played out over nine months, with Air Canada chief executive Calin Rovinescu first reaching out to Eustache in early October.Rovinescu’s initial bid in December pegged the purchase price at $520 million, or $13 per share. Come April, however, Air Canada played it cool, reducing the buyout to $460 million, or $11.50 per share, in a second offer that cited “disappointing financial results” and higher-than-expected integration costs.More news:  Hotel charges Bollywood star $8.50 for two bananas and the Internet has thoughtsA third offer in May conceded to $12.50 per share before a final bump-up to the $13 per share several days later.The deal with Air Canada may still face an obstacle in Transat’s biggest investors.Letko, Brosseau and Associates and PenderFund Capital Management, which control about 22.06% of shares, have said they would vote against the agreement if the purchase price remained at $13 per share.Quebec’s Fonds de solidarite FTQ, Franklin Templeton Investments, and the Caisse – Quebec’s pension fund manager _-are also among the top five investors, collectively holding 26.18% of shares.Air Canada and Transat command a combined 60% slice of the transatlantic market from Canada, overlap on some sun destinations and maintain a firm hold on Montreal air travel, enough of the market to trigger a forthcoming review from Canada’s Competition Bureau. Tags: Air Canada, Transat << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

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The 5 Takeaways from the Coyotes introduction of

first_img The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Top Stories Comments   Share   Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and sellingcenter_img The Arizona Cardinals continued to bolster their secondary Wednesday, as the team announced it had signed cornerback Bryan McCann to a one-year contract.Terms of the deal were not disclosed.McCann, 25, played for the Dolphins last season. Before that he was with the Raiders, Ravens and Cowboys.Originally an undrafted free agent out of SMU, McCann has played in 29 games. He’s tallied 29 tackles, one interception and three passes defensed. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires McCann has also had an impact in the return game, bringing back 39 kicks for 947 yards as well as 13 punts for 207 yards.last_img read more

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first_imgThe fall sales season of important watches ended on a record-breaking note on December 15, as Christie’s New York presented its strongest and largest sale of fine and rare timepieces to date, realizing $7.35 million in total, with sell-through rates of 92% by lot and 94% by value. This brings the global sales total for the watches category at Christie’s to approximately $67.2 million for the year, and re-affirms Christie’s market leadership in the category.Aurel Bacs, International Co-Head for Watches at Christie’s, notes: “These outstanding results clearly demonstrate Christie’s dominance in the global market for fine and rare timepieces. Despite the continued volatility in the financial markets during 2009, all of Christie’s sales in this category performed above expectations, with sell-through rates consistently above the 90% mark. As we head into 2010, Christie’s is pleased to report that our broad global reach and market-leading success has already yielded exciting new consignments of rare timepieces, which we are ready to offer to our ever-expanding audience of collectors this Spring.”Tim Bourne, International Co-Head for Watches at Christie’s, added, “2009 was notable for exponential growth in buyer participation from Asian countries, led by mainland China and Hong Kong. At the same time, both established and new collectors from private, trade, and institutional sectors in Europe and the U.S. were active in the market, generating many of the top prices and new auction records that Christie’s has achieved throughout the spring and fall seasons.”Aided by the convenience of Christie’s LIVETM, the company’s global online bidding platform, bidders from around the world participated in all eight sales of Important Watches held this year, with an average of 200 online bidders registering for each sale. At the December 15 sale of Important Watches in New York, nearly 800 registered bidders from 31 different countries competed for items throughout the day-long event, submitting bids on the phone, online, in the salesroom, and by absentee bid. Christie’s presents two sales of Important Watches each year at its major sale locations in Geneva, Hong Kong, Dubai, and New York.Visit www.christies.com.last_img read more

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Construction worker critical after site accident

first_imgA 47-year-old construction worker was critically  injured early on Sunday in Limassol when a piece of scaffolding fell on him, police said.According to police, the man was working on the ground floor when a piece of metal from the scaffolding on the second floor fell, hitting him on the head.The injured man was rushed to Limassol hospital and from there to Nicosia, due to the seriousness of his injuries, which police said included severe traumatic brain injury, internal bleeding, multiple spine fractures and a fractured neck.Police and labour inspectors were at the site to investigate the circumstances of the incident. They did not say if the worker had been wearing a safety helmet.You May LikeFigLeaf Beta AppGet Maximum Privacy with Minimum EffortFigLeaf Beta AppUndoTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionOne Thing All Liars Have in Common, Brace YourselfTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionUndoTotal Battle – Online Strategy GameIf You’re PC User This Strategy Game Is A Must-Have!Total Battle – Online Strategy GameUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoTwo arrested in connection with attempted murderUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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