Enbridge announces 32 billion in asset sales in a pair of big

first_imgCALGARY – Enbridge Inc. announced $3.2 billion in asset sales Wednesday in a pair of deals including renewable power facilities in North America and Europe and natural gas gathering and processing assets in the United States.The sales announced hours before its annual meeting allow Enbridge to declare mission accomplished on its goal of raising $3 billion from non-core asset sales in 2018 to reduce its debt and help fund its $22-billion growth program.Enbridge shares rose as high as $41.48 in morning trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange, up about 2.6 per cent from the close Tuesday.Under the first agreement, the company said it has inked a $1.75-billion agreement with the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) to sell a 49 per cent stake in most of its wind and solar power assets.“The monetization of $1.75 billion of renewable assets through our newly formed joint venture with CPPIB is an important step in achieving the objective we set when we rolled out our three-year plan and strategic priorities in December,” Enbridge CEO Al Monaco said in a news release.“This deal makes a significant contribution to our $3-billion asset sales target for the year and will also eliminate $500 million of equity capital requirement that we had previously included in our funding plan.”Separately, the Calgary-based firm said it will sell Midcoast Operating LP to an affiliate of private equity firm ArcLight Capital Partners LLC for about $1.44 billion.Midcoast operates facilities in Texas and Oklahoma to process and treat natural gas and natural gas liquids.The sale is an important step in the company’s shift to a pure regulated pipeline and utility model, Monaco said.Enbridge and CPPIB have agreed to create a joint venture that includes all of its Canadian renewable power assets, as well as the Cedar Point Wind Farm in Colorado and the Silver State North Solar Project in Nevada.The deal also includes Enbridge’s interests in two German offshore wind projects that are under construction. CPPIB has agreed to fund its share of the remaining costs to complete the projects, estimated at about $500 million.“Since December 2017, CPPIB has committed to wind and solar investments in Brazil, India, Canada, and now the U.S. and Germany,” said Bruce Hogg, managing director and head of power and renewables for CPPIB.“Through the joint venture, we will have the opportunity to grow our renewables portfolio across the European offshore wind market. As power demand grows worldwide, we will continue to seek opportunities to expand our power and renewables portfolio globally.”Enbridge and CPPIB have also signed a deal to form a 50-50 joint venture to pursue future European offshore wind projects.Enbridge said it will retain its interests in certain other U.S. renewable power assets.Both the Midcoast and CPPIB transactions are expected to close in the third quarter, subject to regulatory approvals and customary closing conditions.Follow @HealingSlowly on Twitter.Companies in this story: (TSX:ENB)last_img read more

DGS Astro Paving Block Party Saturday September 7th 2019

first_imgTo view the FB Event page; CLICK HERE  With many things to see and do there is something for everyone.Street Performers brought to you by United RentalsTianna the TravellerNikola SmithThe Snow CircusLocal Entertainment; CLICK HERE to view the list.Adam WinnMystik BorealisFort St. John Highland DanceBhangra DancersThe Stages The City of Fort St. Stage The Burger King StageThere will also be the Central Mountain Air Kidzone, the Doig River First Nation Arts Market, Art Market and Food Vendors.To view the website; CLICK HERE FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The 2019 DGS Astro Paving Block Party is Saturday, September 7th, 2019 from 11 am to 5 pm on 100th Street.This free family-friendly block party takes place along three city blocks downtown Fort St. John.last_img read more

92 schools served notice for operating without licence

first_imgGurugram: Ninety-two schools have been sent notices for being unregistered. The action comes after the High Court took stern notice of over 1000 schools with no licences.According to official data, there are over 200 unlicensed schools that are functional in the city. As most of these private schools are not registered they too get away in charging exorbitant sums from the parents. For long it has been alleged by educations activists and aggrieved parents that the district administration has not penalised these unlicensed schools some of it are operational since 2007. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderIn March this year Parents of over 300 students at Global High School in Sector -57 faced a harrowing time as they have been provided with a notice by the school management of its abrupt closure. Not only does a lack of licence give a leeway of these schools to increase the fees but also it puts the safety of children in jeopardy. In an alarming figure that puts a serious question mark over the safety of school children over 20 private schools in Gurugram are functioning without the NOC from the fire department. The information has been revealed from the survey conducted by the fire department Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsThe information cites that most of these Private schools are prominent schools in the schools in the city. The fire officials have cited that while most of the schools have not applied for the renewal of the license, there are also certain schools whose license were rejected due to inadequate fire safety systems. Sources in the fire department have cited that lack of action by the authorities is resulting in most of the establishments including schools in the city getting away and not renewing their fire safety licenses. Besides the private schools, there are certain government establishments including the city’s civil hospital that does not have a fire safety clearance certificate.last_img read more

UK opens inquiry into taintedblood scandal that killed 2400

first_imgLondon: A long-awaited inquiry opened Tuesday in Britain into how contaminated blood was used to treat thousands of people in the 1970s and ’80s, killing at least 2,400. Thousands of hospital patients many of them hemophiliacs were infected with HIV or Hepatitis C through tainted blood products, largely imported from the United States. Previous investigations have been branded a whitewash by victims’ campaigners. In 2017 Prime Minister Theresa May ordered a new inquiry, with the power to summon witnesses. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince Salman ‘snubbed’ Pak PM Imran, recalled his private jet from US: ReportThe inquiry, led by a retired judge, will spend months hearing from victims in London and around the country. As hearings began Tuesday, May said the blood scandal “was a tragedy that should never have happened.” “Today will begin a journey which will be dedicated to getting to the truth of what happened and in delivering justice to everyone involved,” she said. Victims accuse the government of failing to take responsibility for a scandal that has been called the worst treatment disaster in the history of Britain’s public health care system. Also Read – Iraq military admits ‘excessive force’ used in deadly protestsThe contaminated blood was linked to supplies of a clotting agent called Factor VIII, which British health services imported from the United States. Some of the products turned out to be infected. Some of the plasma used to make the blood products was traced to high-risk donors, including U.S. prison inmates, who were paid to give blood samples. “If the government truly wants to do the right thing, they will provide a statement accepting their liability now,” said Jason Evans, whose father died in 1993 after receiving tainted blood.last_img read more

Van Dijk praises Liverpools scary attacking trio

first_imgVirgil van Dijk believes Liverpool’s attacking trio in Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane can be “undefendable” following their 5-1 win over ArsenalThe trio scored all of Liverpool’s goals on Saturday at Anfield as they extended their lead at the top of the Premier League to seven points from Manchester City.The Reds have won their last nine league games now with City coach Pep Guardiola suggesting they may be the world’s best team right now.“We were almost perfect. We conceded the goal. That was the only thing,” said Van Dijk, according to FourFourTwo.“But it was an important win. We have finished 2018 now pretty well, and hopefully, we can keep that going.“Confidence is definitely here, but it can change over a couple of games. We won’t get carried away.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“We need to keep doing what we have been doing. There will be setbacks, as there always is in life, but it’s how you react and so far we have been doing pretty well.”Salah, Mane and Firmino have scored a combined total of 28 of Liverpool’s 48 Premier League goals this season.“At the beginning of the season, people were saying they [the front three] didn’t click,” said Van Dijk.“They’re fantastic. You see in this game as well and they can be undefendable. It’s scary — and I’m happy to see that.”Jurgen Klopp’s side will next take on City on Thursday at the Etihad Stadium with kick-off set for 21:00 (CET).last_img read more

Friday Morning Iditarod Update – Shageluk

first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Sixty-seven teams are signed up for the 1,000-mile (1,600-kilometer) trek over mountain ranges, frozen rivers and other dangerous terrain.  Defending champion Mitch Seavey is currently in second place and got into the Shageluk checkpoint at 2:56 am. Nicolas Petit of Girdwood was leading the Iditarod on Friday morning, and he was the first musher out of the checkpoint in Shageluk. Top five mushers as of 6 a.m. on FridayNicolas PetitMitch SeaveyJoar Leifseth UlsomPeter KaiserRichie Diehlcenter_img Sixty-seven mushers began the race for Nome on Sunday, and the winner is expected early next week.last_img read more

Unofficial Kenai Peninsula Municipal Election Results

first_imgBallot Propositions:  Proposition No. 1NO: 4,431 votes 59.73%YES: 2,988 votes 40.27%General Obligation Bonds to Pay the Local Required Match Portion of the Costs of the Kachemak-Selo New K-12 School (to be voted on by all voters) District 9, South Peninsula:Willy Dunne: 617 votes 53.10%Troy Jones: 539 votes 46.39% To required match for the borough is a $5,450,000 issuance bond for the Kenai Peninsula Borough to pay the local required match portion of the costs of ohe Kachemak-Selo new K-12 School construction project. Kenai City Council: Two open seatsBob Molloy: 374 votes 32.32%Teea Winger: 325 votes 28.09%Robert Peterkin II.: 449 votes 38.81% Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Some early results have started filtering in for 2018 municipal election. Refresh this page for the latest updates… District 6, East Peninsula:Kenn Carpenter: 177 votes 96.20%Write-in Votes: 7 votes 3.80% The proposed new area of the Central Kenai Peninsula Hospital Service Area as should “the common boundary line between the Central Kenai Peninsula Hospital Service Area and the South Kenai Peninsula Hospital Service Area be moved south by about 15 miles to Barbara Drive in Ninilchik?”center_img Soldotna City Council: All unopposed Paul Whitney: 316 votes 92.67%Jordan Chilson: 318 votes 93.81%Justin Ruffridge: 320 votes 93.02%District 2 – Kenai (3-yr): School BoardTim Navarre: 329 votes 46.47%Matthew Morse: 372 votes 52.54% Proposition No. 2YES: 2,385 votes 65.41%NO: 1,261 votes 34.59%Amending the Code to Move the Common Boundary Between the Central Kenai Peninsula Hospital Service Area and the South Kenai Peninsula Hospital Service Area (to be voted on by voters in the Central Kenai Peninsula Hospital Service Area and the Proposed new Area) District 1- Kalifornsky:Brent Hibbert: 372 votes 89.00%Write-in: 46 votes 11.00% District 5 – Sterling / Funny River (3-yr): School BoardKaryn Griffin: 49 votes 17.88%Greg Madden: 123 votes 44.89%Martin “Marty” Anderson: 52 votes 18.98%Nissa Fowler: 50 votes 18.25% Proposition No. 3YES: 2,173 votes 75.53%NO: 704 votes 24.47%Expanding the South Kenai Peninsula Hospital Service Area to Include the Land South of Kachemak Bay Excluding the City of Seldovia (to be voted on by voters in the South Kenai Peninsula Hospital Service Area and the new proposed area) The proposed new southern area of the South Kenai Peninsula Hospital Service Area will be asked “shall the southern boundary line of the South Kenai Peninsula Hospital Service Area around Kachemak Bay be moved south?”last_img read more

IDG Launches Marketing Network for Bloggers

first_imgSo far, IDG has approved 100 bloggers for the network, covering topics including security, mobile, networking and gadgets. IDG editors must review and approve each participating site.San Francisco-based tech industry search engine service Technorati is said to be launching its own blogger advertiser network. A Technorati spokesperson could not immediately be reached for comment. Independent tech bloggers may have a new ally in the online world. The International Data Group today announced the creation of the IDG TechNetwork, an online group that helps marketers place their ads on independent blogs.“IDG has been a media network for many years with over 400 owned and operated Web sites,” IDG TechNetwork vice president of sales and business development Kevin Normandeau wrote in an e-mail to FOLIO:. “Now, IDG is taking our knowledge of the technology channel and extending it to the benefit of our advertisers and top quality independent publishers and bloggers.”The IDG TechNetwork will represent independent technology Web sites and user groups to a stable of advertisers looking for exposure in carious technology categories. In return, IDG and publishers will evenly split ad revenues, Normandeau says, and publishers’ content will be distributed on relevant IDG media and partner Web sites.According to Normandeau, many independent publishers “do not have enough resources to generate the true revenue potential of their brands,” and this revenue partnership will help them “build their businesses.”last_img read more

High Impact Ads on the Rise for MPA Members

first_imgMeanwhile, ad pages on small paper plunged 28 percent and gatefold pages fell 20 percent by the end of 2010. Ad pages that were scented stayed flat. The good news? Ads (of any kind ) with 4 or more pages increased 7 percent over 2009 according to MagazineRadar. Magazine publishers may have been the second biggest beneficiaries from the automotive industry bailout, with ad pages in automotive magazines jumping 16.9 percent last year, per Publishers Information Bureau. General Motors Corp. led all automotive advertising in magazines, spending $385.4 million in 2010, up 56 percent from 2009, according to PIB.Automotive brands also made their comeback on heavy page stock, increasing ad pages on heavy stock by 65 percent over 2009. “It seems this category is an extreme representation of the market as a whole, since ‘gatefold’ ad pages for automotive brands dropped 28,” says MagazineRadar spokesperson Amary Wiggin. While it may not apply to overall advertising budgets, “big” was in for individual ad pages that ran in MPA member magazines in 2010.According to data collected by MagazineRadar, high-impact ads that ran on heavy stock were up 19 percent in 2010 and the actual ad size increased as well: the average number of heavy-stock pages per ad increased from 2.01 pages per ad to 2.26 pages. last_img read more

21 Paleo recipes to make in your Instant Pot

first_img 8 Photos null These cinnamon rolls are 100% delicious and 100% paleo. Paleo Hacks Who said cavemen can’t eat braised short ribs and chocolate cake? Well, OK, they couldn’t — but you can, even if you follow a paleo diet. And you can make those wellness-friendly recipes and more all with one handy kitchen appliance: the Instant Pot.  8 essential Instant Pot tips How to make tasty pots of rice in your new Instant Pot Tags Share your voicecenter_img 2:11 0 A beloved all-in-one pressure cooker, the Instant Pot can help you whip up delectable recipes in a fraction of the time they’d take to make on a stovetop or in the oven. Here are 21 paleo-friendly Instant Pot recipes you’ll want to make over and over again. Read more: Does the Instant Pot kill nutrients in your food? | What’s the best Instant Pot to buy? | 15 more healthy Instant Pot recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner Paleo Instant Pot breakfast recipes You can’t eat toast, oatmeal, Greek yogurt and other breakfast favorites on paleo, so you might feel like you have eggs, bacon and bananas on repeat. Expand your paleo breakfast options with these Instant Pot recipes.  1. Soft and Pillowy Instant Pot Cinnamon Rolls Cue nostalgia! Made with ghee and pasture-raised eggs, these fluffy cinnamon rolls will transport you back to cozy Sunday mornings with cartoons, sans white sugar and flour.  2. Instant Pot Breakfast Casserole Spice up your usual scrambled eggs by making a paleo egg casserole with nitrate-free bacon, coconut milk and nutritional yeast for a cheesy flavor. Top it off with a green onion garnish to feel extra fancy.  instant-pot-egg-casserole-paleoPaleo Instant Pot breakfast casserole. Wholesomlicious 3. Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs Sometimes, simple is best. Hard-boiled eggs are an easy grab-and-go breakfast for rushed mornings, and with an Instant Pot, you can make big batches without worrying about the water boiling over.  4. Instant Pot Crustless Quiche You won’t miss the pastry crust in this paleo Instant Pot quiche: This recipe bakes in small ramekins to mimic the crispy outside and fluffy inside of traditional quiches.  5. Instant Pot Coconut Yogurt Replicate the creaminess of Greek yogurt with this coconut milk yogurt. It does take a while to make due to the cooling period, but it’s worth it if you miss dairy while on a paleo diet. Bonus: This recipe uses live bacterial cultures to support gut health.  Paleo Instant Pot recipes for lunch and dinner Protein and veggies are staples of the paleo diet, and luckily you can speed-cook just about any protein and vegetable dish in your Instant Pot. Whatever your palate, at least one of these paleo lunch and dinner recipes will make it onto your list. 6. Tender Instant Pot Short Ribs Rubbed in salt, pepper and garlic, these short ribs fall apart at the touch as if you baked them for hours in the oven. But these only take 40 minutes, thanks to your Instant Pot.  short-ribs-in-the-instant-pot-paleoFall-apart short ribs could be an everyday thing with an Instant Pot. Raia’s Recipes 7. Instant Pot Stuffed Cabbage Roll Bowls There’s nothing fancy or revolutionary about this paleo dish, but you’ll probably feel you’re both when you dig into it. Ground beef or turkey, avocado oil, cauliflower rice and chopped cabbage come together to make these “unstuffed” cabbage rolls.  8. Instant Pot Whole Chicken Pretty much everything in an Instant Pot is quick and easy, but this easy whole chicken might take first place for both awards. Baking an entire chicken takes hours, but this Instant Pot paleo chicken takes just 40 minutes. You can shred the chicken and add it to virtually any recipe, or eat it on its own.  9. Instant Pot Pork Chops You only need six ingredients for these thick, bone-in Instant Pot pork chops, and you probably already have most of them at home. With a 25-minute total time, this recipe is great for a quick weeknight paleo dinner.  10. Instant Pot Coconut Chicken Another half-hour meal with minimal ingredients (only five!), this paleo coconut chicken from Clean Eating Kitchen will have you donning a hula skirt to celebrate its Hawaiian flavors.  11. Instant Pot Lemon Garlic Salmon If you always forget to defrost your protein before dinnertime, this is the recipe for you. You can toss frozen salmon filets into your Instant Pot and have a steaming-hot paleo dinner ready in 20 minutes.  paleo-lemon-garlic-salmon-instant-potCook fish from frozen for a quick paleo Instant Pot meal. The Natural Nurturer 12. Instant Pot Spaghetti Squash Spaghetti squash is a popular pasta alternative, but it’s notorious for taking ages to cook. You don’t even need to slice your squash in half: Simply pierce it with a knife and stick the whole thing in your Instant Pot to cook for 7 minutes.  13. Instant Pot Brussels Sprouts With Bacon Did someone say bacon? These Brussels sprouts did. Flaky, crispy and slightly sweet with honey, these Instant Pot bacon Brussels sprouts make the perfect side dish for dinner or potluck offering.  14. Instant Pot Chicken Zoodle Soup You can’t have noodles on a paleo diet, but you can have zoodles. This paleo version uses avocado oil and plenty of chopped veggies that make it as soul-warming as traditional chicken noodle soup.  chicken-zoodle-soup-paleo-instant-potUse zucchini noodles or “zoodles” for paleo chicken noodle soup.  The Bettered Blondie 15. Instant Pot Honey Mustard Chicken If you’re tired of eating chicken, you probably haven’t tried this honey mustard chicken from Paleo Running Mama. In her words, this recipe is: “A) out of this world delicious, B) a breeze to make, plus C) kid- and husband-approved.” 16. Instant Pot Sweet and Sour Chicken Craving takeout? Try this sweet-and-sour chicken recipe that uses coconut oil, pineapple chunks, apple cider vinegar and toasted sesame seeds for a praiseworthy fusion of flavors.  17. Instant Pot Jamaican Jerk Pork Roast Eat this pork roast on its own; shred it and serve over a salad; slice and wrap in lettuce; or stuff it into a roasted poblano pepper… The possibilities are endless, but whatever option you choose, you’ll be sad when there’s no more of this paleo pork roast.  Paleo Instant Pot dessert recipes Paleo doesn’t have to equal restrictive. In fact, a paleo diet can force you to get even more creative with food and make recipes you’d never think to try if you could eat a Little Debbie snack instead. These paleo dessert recipes for Instant Pot will satisfy any sweet tooth. 18. Instant Pot Lemon Pudding Cups Lemon juice, raw maple syrup or honey, coconut milk and eggs converge in your Instant Pot to make a deceptively healthy pudding. Garnish with berries, toasted coconut or another paleo topping.  19. Instant Pot Paleo Chocolate Cake It’s decadent, it’s sweet and it’s oh-so-chocolatey — It’s Instant Pot paleo chocolate cake, which gives regular chocolate cake a run for its money. You’ll need a 6-inch aluminum cake pan, a steam rack and a sealing ring in addition to the nine paleo ingredients this cake takes.   instant-pot-chocolate-cake-paleoWho new paleo Instant Pot chocolate cake could look so good? Thriving on Paleo 20. Instant Pot Paleo Lemon Cake I don’t like the word moist, but I truly see no other accurate way to describe this paleo Instant Pot lemon cake. Dense, maybe, but definitely moist. And lemony and zesty. In other words, all the things you want a lemon cake to be.  21. Instant Pot Paleo Chocolate Chip Banana Bread This soft, chewy and chocolatey paleo banana bread packs more protein than regular banana bread thanks to collagen peptides. It also uses stevia-sweetened chocolate chips, honey, avocado oil, cassava flour and pasture-raised eggs for a very paleo take on a traditional favorite.  Now playing: Watch this: Wellness Healthy eatinglast_img read more

BJP protests against Bengal political killings

first_imgNew Delhi: The Delhi unit of the BJP on Monday protested against the West Bengal government over the killings of party workers and leaders in the state. Hundreds of Delhi Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers staged a protest outside Banga Bhawan here and raised slogans against West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee. The party workers also carried placards reading ‘stop political killings against RSS-BJP workers’, ‘stop political violence in Bengal’ and ‘why silence on Bengal political violence’. South Delhi MP Ramesh Bidhuri told IANS: “Mamata Banerjee is plotting the murder of BJP and RSS (Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh) workers,” adding it is being done to terrorise the people of the state. He also said that this year, over 20 people have died in West Bengal since Panchayat elections and slammed leaders of other parties over their silence on the issue.last_img read more

Heavy rainfall predicted

first_imgKolkata: A fresh low-pressure area that has been created over North Odisha and adjoining Bengal would bring moderate to heavy rainfall in various parts of the state, the Regional Meteorological Centre at Alipore predicted. However, the city may receive light to moderate rainfall in the next three days while some districts will witness heavy to very heavy rain. North-Eastern states are expected to see moderate rains in the next few days. States like Jharkhand, some parts of Bihar and Sikkim may also witness light to moderate rains. According to a senior weather official, the low pressure which was currently situating over North Odisha and adjoining parts of Bengal has gained some strength as a result of which various districts — both in North and South Bengal — will receive moderate to heavy showers depending on their geographical locations.last_img read more

Delhi food truck festival concludes

first_imgIndia’s Biggest Food Truck Festival , the Delhi Food Truck Festival (DFTF) 2017, a two day affair finally came to an end and captured many eyeballs for not only being conducted at a massive level but also for being the first food truck event to offer plethora of fun and engaging activities. The fest had already been trending up ever since its inception and has become a buzzword in the culinary circles for showcasing the best of the Food Trucks!History says the first food truck festival was conducted in Los Angeles and post then, food truck festivals have been happening in all parts of the world such as Chicago, New York, Berlin etc. With the trend emerging in India, the Capital was expected to host a Big Show after being recently conducted in Bangalore and Bombay and DFTF 2017 left no stone unturned for this to happen! Also Read – Add new books to your shelf’We had incorporated many authentic activities to create a wholesome experience for all kind of audiences,” said Shivangi Gupta, one of the organisers. Talking about the vision she says, ‘Being the debut, we were not focusing on the commercial success but wanted all the visitors to have a good time and have a one-of-a-kind experience and feel the difference”.Delhi Food Truck Festival powered by India Gate Basmati Rice, was an initiative by VMS Events and Radio City 91.1 and saw 18k people attending the fest during both the days.Be it Rain Dance to soothe everyone amidst Delhi’s 42’c heat, or live Performances by Jassie Gill and Babbal Rai on Baisakhi to Witlinger adding a craft beer flavour to the food for beverage connoisseurs, all fascinated the food aficionados and kept hem expecting for more fun at Delhi’s biggest Food Truck Festival.last_img read more

Microsoft pulls Windows 10 October update after it deletes user files

first_imgThe Windows 10 October update was available for download around the time of the Surface event last week. While the update brought features like Your Phone App and Windows Timeline, users also experienced massive file deleting from their systems. Microsoft had excluded the update from some devices due to compatibility issues with newer processors. The issue was reported by users in the early stages before mass rollout. Users could manually download and install the Windows October 2018 Update from October 2. Rollout was to be pushed October 9 for Patch Tuesday. Microsoft recommends contacting their customer support if the update has deleted your files. The support site advices: “If you have manually downloaded the Windows 10 October 2018 Update installation media, please don’t install it and wait until new media is available.” As of now, it is not known how many users faced this issue. Windows updates are not known to be smooth, causing some issues and errors. But it is unusual that an issue of this magnitude was not detected in Microsoft’s testing of the Windows update. Earlier this year, Microsoft had delayed the Windows 10 April 2018 because of Blue Screen of Death issues. But the issues in that update were rectified before the update reached regular users. Fortunately, this update wasn’t mass rolled out and the issue was detected in an early stage. This serves as a reminder to users to create a backup of important files before an OS update. When Microsoft continues mass rollout of this update, the issue will be fixed, but it is safe to backup your data in any case. The official support page states: “We have paused the rollout of the Windows 10 October 2018 Update (version 1809) for all users as we investigate isolated reports of users missing some files after updating.” There are comments on the support page, where users are stating the problem. For more details visit the Microsoft support website. Read next Microsoft Your Phone: Mirror your Android phone apps on Windows What’s new in the Windows 10 SDK Preview Build 17704 Microsoft Cloud Services get GDPR Enhancementslast_img read more

AirAsia Top LCC

first_imgSource = AirAsia AirAsia Top LCCAirAsia named Asia’s Leading Low-Cost Airline for the fourth time, also wins first Asia’s Leading Inflight Service awardDA NANG, 18 October 2016 – AirAsia has bagged top honours at the World Travel Awards (Asia and Australasia) here on Saturday, winning the prestigious Asia’s Leading Low-Cost Airline title for the fourth time.Asia’s largest low-cost carrier by passengers carried and jet fleet was crowned the region’s top budget airline, ahead of Jetstar Airways, West Air, GoAir, JetKonnect, Air India Express, Nok Air and FireFly.AirAsia also won Asia’s Leading Inflight Service for the first time, beating a field of full-service carriers such as Japan Airlines, Korean Air, Cathay Pacific, Singapore Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, Garuda Indonesia, China Southern Airlines, Air India and Hong Kong Airlines.The World Travel Awards (Asia and Australasia) serves to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the travel and tourism industry in Asia Pacific, as chosen by thousands of travel professionals and high-end tourism consumers.Airlines are judged on customer satisfaction and service quality, overall business performance, product innovation, staff relations and development, corporate social responsibility and contribution to local community, commitment to sustainable policies and fulfillment of long-term corporate vision.AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes said, “It’s an honour to be named Asia’s Leading Low-Cost Airline for the fourth time. This is further affirmation that we are, without a doubt, the best budget carrier in the region.“I’m also super proud that we’ve won our first ever Asia’s Leading Inflight Service award. AirAsia made history last year by becoming the first low-cost carrier to be named Asia’s Leading Cabin Crew, and we have built on that achievement. Our success shows it wasn’t a flash in the pan, and that our service isn’t only best-in-class but the best of both low-cost and full-service as well.“I’ve always said we have great inflight service, with our amazing cabin crew and great products like Premium Flex for business travellers, roKKi inflight wifi and our Asean-inspired Santan menu.“And we’ve only just started. We have many more innovative ideas that we’re working on right now to make our inflight service even better and I can’t wait to share them with our guests, so keep watching this space.”AirAsia has also been nominated in six categories in the global World Travel Awards that will be held in the Maldives in December.The categories are World’s Leading Low-Cost Airline, World’s Leading Inflight Service, World’s Leading Cabin Crew, World’s Leading Low-Cost Airline Website, World’s Leading Low-Cost Airline App and World’s Most Efficient Low-Cost Airline.AirAsia is Asia’s leading low-cost carrier, with an extensive network of more than 120 destinations in Asia, Australia and New Zealand, the Middle East and Africa. It is also the only airline to fly direct to all 10 Asean countries, including some 60 unique routes in the region.AirAsia was also named World’s Best Low-Cost Airline for the eighth year in a row at the 2016 Skytrax World Airline Awards in July. AirAsialast_img read more

June 14 2002 The Vaults became a livesize chess

first_imgJune 14, 2002 The Vaults became alive-size chess-board. Master of Ceremony, May workshopper RohanLoveland, prepared the site and called the rules, which consisted ofeach player taking a turn deciding a move, starting with the king.[Photo & text: SA] >>left>> The amazing white queen Gwen Birk. >>right>> Black king Malcom>>Sutherland with black knight Sarah Badiali. [Photo & text: SA] The game inprogress. All had a great time and the black team won. [Photo: T &text: SA]last_img read more

Rep Bellino Michigan House approve plan benefiting Monroe County economy

first_img Rep. Joe Bellino today voted in favor of legislation designed to help Tenneco preserve employment in Monroe County.The bipartisan plan approved by the House would allow Tenneco to keep Michigan Economic Growth Authority credits originally awarded to Federal-Mogul. Tenneco finalized a deal to acquire Federal-Mogul in 2018, and transferring the already approved credits will help Tenneco preserve Michigan jobs – including those with Monroe Shocks and Struts – without any additional costs to taxpayers.“This is a common-sense plan that will help preserve good, local jobs as company ownership changes,” said Bellino, of Monroe. “It’s a smart move that will help the Monroe economy, along with several other communities in Michigan. And it’s all done without costing taxpayers another penny.”The MEGA credit was included as part of the Tenneco/Federal-Mogul deal. The legislation approved today makes it clear the credit may be transferred to the company’s new owner.The MEGA credit involved in this legislation was previously awarded and is capped at $12 million. The tax credit can’t be amended to last longer or cost more.The legislation applies only to the Tenneco case. The Legislature will maintain oversight on a case-by-case basis moving forward, because each company acquisition is unique.House Bills 4189-91 advance to the Senate for further consideration. Rep. Jason Sheppard of Temperance is one of the primary sponsors of the legislation. 22May Rep. Bellino, Michigan House approve plan benefiting Monroe County economy Categories: Bellino News,Newscenter_img ###last_img read more

Timm Degenhardt Tele Columbus has appointed the ch

first_imgTimm DegenhardtTele Columbus has appointed the chief commercial officer of Swiss telecoms provider Sunrise as its new CEO.Timm Degenhardt is due to join the German cable operator on August 14, taking from current chief executive Ronny Verhelst, who is stepping down for personal reasons.Verhelst, who has been Tele Columbus’ CEO and chairman for almost seven years, will leave the company on February 1, 2018 following a five-month handover period.Degenhardt is due to be appointed to Tele Columbus’ management board on September 1, 2017 for an initial three years.During his time at Tele Columbis, Verhelst helped to transform the company from a regional infrastructure operator to a digital multimedia provider that ranks third in the German cable market.He oversaw a financial restructuring, an IPO and the acquisition of fourth and fifth-place players in the market Primacom and Pepcom.Degenhardt has been at Sunrise since 2013, where he worked first as chief marketing officer before becoming chief commercial officer last year.Prior to this he was CEO of smart home company Aizo Group and before that worked as senior vice president of marketing and sales at E.ON, based in Dusseldorf.Tele Columbus’ chief financial officer, Frank Posnanski, who has been part of the company’s management since 2011 remains in his role.last_img read more

A police spokesperson said Officers are keen to

first_imgA police spokesperson said: “Officers are keen to speak to anyone who may have heard or seen anything in that area around that time and are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the incident to contact Constable Kane at Strand Road on 101 quoting reference 1544 of 24/05/18.“Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 which is 100 per cent anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime.”Young girl viciously assaulted by teen males in Derry was last modified: May 31st, 2018 by John2John2 Tags: ShareTweet POLICE in Derry are appealing for witnesses to come forward following the report of a brutal assault on a girl in the Carnhill area of the city last week.It was reported that around 9.55 pm on Thursday, May 24, a 12-year-old girl was assaulted by around five teenage males near the tunnel/ Slievemore bus stop.The PSNI say the girl sustained bruising to her head as a result of the vicious attack.center_img carnhillDerryPSNI FOYLEtunnel/Slievmore bus stopYoung girl viciously assaulted by teen males in Derrylast_img read more

In This Issue   Initially dollar gets sold bu

first_imgIn This Issue. *  Initially dollar gets sold, but that gets reversed! *  Gold spikes then fades and holds on. *  Chinese manufacturing recovers. *  RBI begins to change things. And, Now, Today’s Pfennig For Your Thoughts! No Tapering Clues, But Lots Of Singing From The Same Song Sheet.  Good day. And a Tub Thumpin’ Thursday to you! Well. I was bang on with my thought that the FOMC Meeting Minutes would NOT contain any clues as to when the tapering of QE3 might start. But there wasn’t even a Cupie doll as my prize. And the markets’ reaction to the revelation that there were no clues, was also bang on. But what happened next was not on my agenda, and thus surprised me. So, I guess I’ll spend all morning, explaining what happened next. Or. I could just touch on it briefly and move along to other things.  OK, twist my arm, I’ll take what’s behind door number 2. So, as I just said, there were no clues, and the initial reaction of assets like Gold was one of “go into rally gear”. Gold ripped higher from yesterday morning’s $1,367 to reach $1,379.38, and looked like $1,400 would be taken out in a New York Minute. The euro, which is the offset currency to the dollar, jumped too, but then a funny thing happened on the way to the forum. OK, not really funny as in funny-HAHA. What I’m talking about is after perusing the FOMC Meeting Minutes for clues, it occurred to those doing the perusing that a number of Fed Heads were singing from the same song sheet, and that song sheet contained the music to the “it’s time to end QE melody”. And then the euphoria of the risk assets that no clues were in the minutes went poof! And soon we were watching the reversal and eventual down day for the risk assets.  That reversal has continued through the overnight markets, with the euro losing almost 1/2-cent, and Gold struggling to hold on to a $2 gain.  And that’s all the news that’s fit to print this morning, I’ll talk to you tomorrow morning. Alright, I won’t go just yet. Although I sure there are quite a few of you who wish I would go away for good!  HA!  OK. Let’s talk about the “other stuff” going on this morning. And there’s no better place to start than with China. OK, long ago and in a not so far-away-place, I explained to you the two different reports on the same subject that get printed in China. I’m talking about the Manufacturing Index. HSBC Holdings prints one, and the Chinese Gov’t prints one, and it seems like never do the two match up. HSBC prints their report first, and is usually the one that is on the weaker side of the Gov’t report. OK, now that we’ve got that out of the way, the HSBC report on the Manufacturing Index saw a big jump higher in July from a June reading of 47.7 to a July reading of 50.1. This index works just like the one here in the U.S. in that any reading above 50 signals expansion, and any reading below 50 signals contraction of the sector.  If HSBC’s report is this promising, the Gov’t’s report should be something! But the thing that I want to point out here is that China’s economy which had slowed down quite a bit in the 2nd QTR, looks as though stabilization is occurring. And I’m not there, I don’t play a Chinese Gov’t official on TV, nor did I stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night, but from my view in the cheap seats, I find this to be great news not only for China but for global growth.  You see, this stabilization came about without Gov’t stimulus. The Gov’t told the markets & Banks to work it out and it appears they did! Sure, as I always say one month’s data doesn’t make a trend, just as one swallow doesn’t make a summer, so we can’t go all seashells and balloons here, just yet. The Aussie dollar (A$) which slipped below 90-cents yesterday, is seeing some interest this morning from buyers that believe in the global growth story based on the HSBC report. This slippage from the A$ this week has come as a surprise to me, as I really thought the negativity surrounding the A$ had passed. The A$’s rally after the last rate cut had signaled that to me, but I guess the A$ was not ready for prime time. The markets’ reaction to the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) meeting minutes hasn’t helped the A$, but those backward looking words. I’m looking forward, folks. And the future of global growth is in good hands as long as China is cooking with gas. The currencies that I think have good fundamentals are not performing the way they should be. They include: Norwegian krone, Swedish krona, Canadian dollar / loonie, Singapore dollar, Aussie dollar and Chinese renminbi, and Gold & Silver.  Oh well, until the markets return to rewarding currencies with strong fundamentals, and something to sell that other countries want, we have to deal with these weak periods for these currencies. It seems to me that right now, the markets are into rewarding currencies from countries with economic growth. If you look at the best performing currencies in the past 3 months, you would have the euro, Swiss franc, and British pound sterling would be in the top 5. Swedish krona ekes out a small gain, and the Japanese yen finishes out the top 5. The yen is a story onto itself, folks. I still believe that Japan’s fundamentals are toast, and that the yen is rallying on borrowed time. Economic growth is a good fundamental to have, so there’s nothing wrong with using that as a reason to buy. But Economic growth has to go hand in hand with other things, and a HUGE debt like the U.K. has isn’t one of them. about 12 years ago, when the U.S. was coming out of its recession caused by the Tech bubble bursting, we saw the same thing going on with currencies. In fact, some currencies would rally when the respective country would cut rates, which should debase the currency. But if that’s the direction the markets want to go, then who’s to stop them? We have to adapt, innovate, change, and go with the flow. What the heck am I saying? That’s not me! I don’t go with anyone’s flow! I’m usually out on the limb all by my lonesome! But. when it comes to a direction the markets are going, if I don’t agree with it, I just batten down the hatches and wait for the air to clear. My wife, who’s leaving today for a few days with her mom, dad, and sister, will be devastated this morning to hear that her childhood heartthrob, David Cassidy, was arrested overnight in NY. A year or so ago, the two of us ran into David Cassidy at a restaurant in Juno Beach, Florida, and that’s all she talked about for days! Sorry, just saw that news and the next thing I know I was typing about it! Well, the U.S. 10-year Treasury Note, hit a 2-year high in yield of 2.93% overnight (it’s 2.91% right now) Remember earlier this week I showed you the loss in dollar terms when the yield was 2.87%…  And also remember that our mortgage guys think the 10-year’s yield will be over 3% by year-end, which would mean a higher than 5% mortgage yield. I had a reader send me a note the other day, asking me why I thought the mortgage / housing recovery would stop if mortgage rates rose to 5%… It made me stop and think for a minute, in that it’s true that people still bought houses back in the early 80’s when mortgage rates were sky high. Shoot Rudy, my first house had a mortgage rate that was tied to the 90-day Treasury Bill, which at the time was 13.5%!  So, I explained that when I said that, I didn’t mean to say that the housing recovery would be wiped out. It will suffer though, until which time borrowers become comfortably numb with higher rates, that we haven’t see in a year of Sundays! Like I did, when I signed on the dotted line for a mortgage with a 13.5% interest rate! But remember, back then, rates were on their way down, so that 90-day T-Bill rate was on its way down, along with my mortgage rate! It would be quite different now 30 years later…  And long time readers know how much I dislike the saying, “it’s different this time”. I was reading last night (Cardinals played and won a day game, that I slept through most of) and came across some research that was saying the same thing I’ve been saying about how the economic data here in the U.S. will be the straw that stirs the Fed Heads’ tapering drink. And the report repeated what I’ve been saying (Wait! Maybe they are Pfennig readers too!) that the U.S. economic data has NOT been the stuff that would lead anyone to believe that the tapering would begin. We get the Weekly Initial Jobless Claims today, because it’s a Tub Thumpin’ Thursday! And, with all the focus on economic data, I guess this report will get more attention than usual.  Look for the claims to be added to from the previous week, keeping the weak data trend going. In Canada today, Canadian June Retail Sales will print, with hopes that it can wrap a tourniquet around the loonie. Unfortunately, after soaring 1.9% in May, June’s Retail Sales are expected to fall .4%, due mainly from the floods in Alberta. I would hope that an averaging out of the data would be the way the markets look at this. but then, again one month’s data doesn’t make a trend. I just saw a news story flash across the screens saying that Eurozone Services data had increased for the first time in 19 months! And it’s highest level in 2 years! I’d have to say that the move out of recession territory has been decisive for the Eurozone, eh?  And we saw some market and economy moving decisions from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) yesterday. The RBI partially eased its recent tightening measures, moving back to a bond purchasing program, and offering temporary relief to bank’s bond investment and liquidity maintenance requirements. We immediately saw a pullback in bond yields. But the life preserver that the RBI attempted to throw to the rupee didn’t quite make it to the currency. And once again another all-time record low in the rupee printed. I think that the rupee needs to see a huge shift in inflows, and with bond yields pulling back, and the forecasts for more rate cuts, the rupee is going to struggle for some time. But, if all these things that the new RBI Gov. get a chance to work, the tides could change in India. For What It’s Worth. I found this over at moneynews.com and it’s an article by Michael Snyder, author of the Economic Collapse blog.  He’s talking about the rising Treasury yields, that I’ve highlighted since they began, and talked about the bubble bursting for over two years now. Let’s listen in to what Mr. Snyder has to say. “Investors who want to monitor the source of the next financial disaster should be keeping an eye glued to U.S. Treasury yields. The yield on 10-year U.S. Treasury is regarded as a key barometer because it affects many other interest rates in the financial system, from mortgages to consumer loans. That yield has been nudging toward 3 percent in recent weeks, and is up nearly 120 basis points since the start of May. Snyder cited a litany of potential ills if interest rates continue on their upward trajectory – it will be more expensive for the state and local governments to borrow money, the housing market will be harmed, consumer debt interest will rise and the huge amount of federal debt from quantitative easing (QE) could implode. We are truly moving into unprecedented territory, because we have been in a bull market for U.S. Treasury for the last 30 years. Many investors don’t even know that it is possible to lose money on U.S. Treasuries. They have been described as ‘risk-free’ investments, but that is far from the truth.” If Treasury yields hit 3 percent, it will be harmful to the U.S. economy and be a drag on stocks, Snyder stated. But he said a July Bank of America Merrill Lynch investor survey predicted that if yields rise even higher to 3.5 percent, it will trigger a “disorderly rotation” or spiral of higher rates. According to Snyder, a primary reason Treasury yields are increasing is that foreign holders, who own a huge amount of U.S. bonds, are becoming net sellers. “Unfortunately, there is no way that the party that the U.S. government has been throwing can continue without foreigners buying our debt.” Chuck again. Yes, this is a major problem for the U.S. and the fact that foreigners have been backing out of Treasuries is the reason the Fed has become the major player at the Treasury auctions. My back of the envelope figures have the Fed holding over $200 billion in mark-to-market losses in their balance sheet holdings right now. If they were a U.S. corporation, it would not be pretty. To recap. The FOMC Meeting Minutes didn’t contain any clues as to when the tapering would start, but it did show broad support with most of the Fed Heads singing from the same song sheet. And that sent the dollar higher, VS Gold and currencies.  Looks like the markets have changed horses in the middle of the stream again, and are now rewarding currencies from countries promoting growth. Currencies today 8/22/13. American Style: A$ .8990, kiwi .7815, C$. 9530, euro 1.3310, sterling 1.5570, Swiss $1.0780, . European Style: rand 10.3350, krone 6.09, SEK 6.52, forint 225.05, zloty 3.1865, koruna 19.3290, RUB 33.15, yen 98.65, sing 1.2830, HKD 7.7555, INR 64.62, China 6.1698, pesos 13.22, BRL 2.4540, Dollar Index 81.63, Oil $104.33, 10-year 2.91%, Silver $23.04, Platinum $1,518.57, Palladium $747.43, and Gold. $1,368.26 That’s it for today. Good luck today to my good friend, Duane Moody, who is having surgery on his disconnected bicep. The surgery sounds like it will be more painful than the actual tear was. Cardinals hit 3 homers in a game! There’s been a real “home run drought” this summer with the Cardinals, but as long as they keep winning series I’ll be happy! I have a video interview with Joe Deux at the Street.com this morning. It won’t take long for them to post the video on their site, so if you want to hear me talk about Gold. here’s your chance! I sure hope I get more people to view the site than I had come to listen to me talk last week in San Francisco!  OK.. time to go! I hope you have a Tub Thumpin’ Thursday! Chuck Butler President EverBank World Markets 1-800-926-4922 1-314-647-3837last_img read more