Go To Work

first_imgWhen you go to work, do you go to work? Or do you go to work to do something else?Is your browser open all day? Is your email up and running all day? Do you chase novelties and distractions? Or do you do the work you need to do?Are you reactive, waiting for people to ask you for things, to make demands of you? Or are you proactive instead, taking action and working on your own goals and agenda, your model sales week?It’s one thing to drive to an office somewhere. It’s something else altogether to go to work.Your time is short. It is constantly ticking away on your priorities and goals. Go to work. Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

SPORT-AZLAN-IND 2 LAST

first_img(REOPENS FGN 5) (REOPENS FGN 5) A victory against New Zealand would have secured India a place in the title round with a league game to spare and a livid head coach Roelant Oltmans made no bones about his wards poor show against the Black Sticks. “Were keen to make the final, but for getting there we need to produce a good game of hockey against Malaysia tomorrow,” said Oltmans. “Malaysia have exhibited some good hockey, but were unlucky not to get better results,” said Oltmans. Malaysian coach Stephen van Huizen has concerns about injuries sustained by his captain Razie Rahim whose penalty corner conversions have been a key element in Malaysias good show. Rahim needed stitches on his lips after Tuesdays match against Canada. The following day, he received a stinging blow on the hand as he brought off a desperate save in the last quarter of the match against Pakistan which the home side won 1-0. Rahim played a gallant game for Malaysia as they hung on to the fourth-minute lead provided by himself. Van Huizen extolled his team to come out and produce a outstanding show in the last league outing against India tomorrow. “Well give it our best and only then look at where we finish,” said van Huizen, who conceded that Malaysia did not have very good prospects of qualifying for the final. “Were still a long way off being among the top teams, but we aspire for a sound show against them,” said the Malaysia coach. PTI Cor PDS PM PMadvertisementlast_img read more

Safe choice Ernesto Valverde faces huge job to revive Barcelona

first_imgErnesto Valverde’s appointment as Barcelona coach has been a long time coming and he has been chosen as Luis Enrique’s successor due to his wealth of experience, but he faces a huge task to rejuvenate a side showing signs of decline.Valverde is one of many former Barcelona players who was inspired to go into management by visionary coach Johan Cruyff, who worked with the striker between 1988 and 1990, and declared his admiration for his former pupil when he was starting out.”He was a very intelligent player and always transmitted to me his interest in football and his enthusiasm to learn,” said Cruyff when Valverde was in his first job at Athletic Bilbao.”He is one of the most outstanding and promising coaches in Spain.”Valverde, 53, has had success in almost every job he has had, reaching the UEFA Cup final in 2007 with Barca’s city rivals Espanyol and winning three Greek league titles with Olympiakos Piraeus.Barca tried to convince him to take over in 2013 when Tito Vilanova was forced to leave the role due to illness but Valverde had agreed to coach Athletic again, prompting the Catalans to opt for the relatively unknown Gerardo Martino.Valverde’s knowledge of Barca and his many years of experience of coaching in Spain saw him pip Argentine Jorge Sampaoli and Luis Enrique’s assistant Juan Carlos Unzue to the top job.He qualified Athletic for European football in five out of six seasons in Bilbao, where he was the longest-serving coach, and they hammered Barcelona 4-0 on their way to winning the Spanish Super Cup in 2015.advertisementNURTURING YOUNGSTERSValverde’s track record for nurturing youngsters such as Inaki Williams and Aymeric Laporte is also highly valued at Barca, with their proud tradition of homegrown players such as Andres Iniesta, Xavi Hernandez and Lionel Messi.When Luis Enrique was asked if he had any advice for his successor, he remarked: “He has for more experience than me so he should enjoy it.”Yet even Valverde’s impressive career path will be scant preparation for the demanding Barca job, which consumed predecessors Guardiola and Luis Enrique, who needed to take a sabbatical year after being drained by the pressure.He also faces a huge task to revitalise a hugely talented yet ageing squad that requires overhaul following a resounding 3-0 aggregate defeat by Juventus in the Champions League quarter-finals and an inconsistent league campaign which surrendered the title to Real Madrid.His priorities will be restructuring the midfield, which used to be the axis of Barca’s success under Guardiola but has lost its power as with captain Iniesta now 33, and finding a new top-class right back to fill the gaping hole left by the departure of Dani Alves.Valverde is seen as a safe pair of hands who will not try to impose his character too forcefully on a tempestuous dressing-room, although his quiet, relaxed character will be put to the test if he decides wholesale changes are required to revive their fortunes.last_img read more

Melbourne Touch Football Clinics for the Deaf a success!

first_imgTouch Football Australia in conjunction with Deaf Children Australia hosted Touch Football development clinics for thirty deaf teenagers and two interpreters as part of the annual Victoria multi-sports day, for Deaf students from 8 schools, at the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre on Tuesday 28th July 2009.  Victorian Development Co-ordinator Ali Tuai, assisted by David Brady, a Deaf Olympian and TFA’s National Business Operations Manager, provided two fun filled clinics involving fun and innovative exercises and small games.  All of the participants emerged from two fun packed hours with massive smiles on their faces and discovered why Touch Football is a great game to play!last_img

Government Targeting Significant Reduction of Non-Communicable Diseases

first_imgAdditionally, she said the Government last week announced that schools would be mandated to undertake physical activity and exercise programmes for grades seven to thirteen students, with programmes for promoting good health and healthy lifestyles in early childhood institutions.The Minister further said that in support of this development, a nutrition policy stipulating the requisite caloric content for meals served in school canteens is on track for completion by year-end.Senator Johnson Smith emphasized, however, that there were still major impediments to the effective implementation of global commitments such as “pushbacks” from industries; slow roll out of a regulatory framework to address risk factors; and lack of resources, particularly due to inadequate official development assistance.She said Jamaica remained steadfast in its position on the need for the UN’s redoubling of efforts to support effective actions to arrest the NCD epidemic.As such, Senator Johnson Smith is encouraging greater cooperation between Jamaica and its bilateral partners for the greater good of future generations of citizens and, by extension, the wider global community. Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Minister, Senator the Hon. Kamina Johnson Smith, says the Government is targeting a significant reduction in the incidence of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) through policies promoting healthier lifestyles and measures to mitigate their effects on the population.She gave this assurance while addressing a panel discussion on childhood obesity at a CARICOM Roundtable Forum at the 72nd United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York on September 22.Senator Johnson Smith said childhood obesity remains a major concern for the Government, noting data from the 2010 Global School Survey which showed that approximately 27.7 per cent of adolescents in Jamaica, aged 13 to 15, were either overweight or obese.She said the Government, in response, has maintained a five-year multi-sectoral National Strategic and Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of NCDs in Jamaica, which was initiated in 2013.Senator Johnson Smith assured that the Administration was committed to strengthening the Plan, pointing out that this will further enhance its work to reduce the risks of NCDs.The Minister said in keeping with its international obligations, the Government has also taken steps to integrate the post-2015 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on NCDs into the Vision 2030 Jamaica National Development Plan, noting that the SDGs include guidance on combating priority health concerns such as obesity.She further told delegates that the Administration has sought to enhance its endeavours by including a 2016 to 2020 sub-operational plan in the Vision 2030 Jamaica Plan, which is dedicated to the prevention and control of obesity in children and adolescents.The Minister pointed out that a National Food Industry Taskforce was also established in March 2017 to focus on product reformulation, food labelling and marketing among other areas.  She further advised that food-based dietary guidelines were established to complement the Taskforce’s work.Senator Johnson Smith disclosed that the Ministry of Health in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information also implemented the Healthy Youth for Positive Energy (H.Y.P.E.) initiative.last_img read more

New Crown Attorney in Antigonish

first_imgCatherine Gillis has been appointed a Crown attorney in the Antigonish office of the Public Prosecution Service. The appointment was announced today, July 13, by Martin Herschorn, director of Public Prosecutions. “Ms. Gillis’s experience and energy will be a valuable addition to our team of Crown attorneys,” said Mr. Herschorn. A native of Antigonish, Ms. Gillis graduated from St. Francis Xavier University in 2003 and went on to Dalhousie Law School, graduating in 2006. She articled with T.W. Gorman Law Office in Antigonish before joining the Antigonish office of Nova Scotia Legal Aid in 2007 as a staff lawyer. While at Nova Scotia Legal Aid, Ms. Gillis concentrated on criminal and family law. Ms. Gillis is a member of the board of Antigonish Women’s Resource Centre and has done volunteer work for Dalhousie Legal Aid and the Bryony House Women’s Shelter in Halifax. FOR BROADCAST USE Catherine Gillis has been appointed as a new Crown attorney in Antigonish. Director of Public Prosecutions Martin Herschorn made the announcement today (July 13th). He says Ms. Gillis’s experience and energy will be a valuable addition to the Public Prosecution Service. Ms. Gillis is an Antigonish native and a 2006 graduate of Dalhousie Law School. She joined Nova Scotia Legal Aid following law school. While there, she concentrated on criminal and family law. Ms. Gillis is a member of the board of the Antigonish Women’s Resource Centre. -30-last_img read more

The Great Black North to Have Nova Scotia Launch

first_imgA collection of poetry highlighting untold stories of African Canadians by poets across the country will make its Nova Scotia launch part of African Heritage Month events. The Great Black North: Contemporary African Canadian Poetry is the first national anthology to focus solely on poetry by African Canadians. “The Great Black North launch in Nova Scotia fits in well with this year’s African Heritage Month theme Then and Now: Our Journey Continues,” said African Nova Scotian Affairs Minister Percy Paris. “The poems in the collection are snapshots of the African Nova Scotian and Canadian experience and reflect our struggle, history and triumphs over centuries. “I commend the poets and editors for creating this valuable resource for Canadians today and for future generations.” The anthology features more than 90 pieces by national and local poets, including El Jones, George Augustus Borden, Yvette Doucette, IzREal Jones, Sylvia Hamilton, Shauntay Grant, David Woods, Afua Cooper and Toronto’s Poet Laureate George Elliott Clarke. It was co-edited by established writers and poets Valerie Mason-John and Kevan Anthony Cameron. “As a new African Canadian, I came here from the United Kingdom thinking I had nothing in common with the black people of Canada,” said Dr. Mason-John. “Editing this anthology has taught me that part of my ancestry is steeped into the streets and oceans of Nova Scotia. I am proud to be an African Canadian.” The Great Black North launch will be Wednesday, Feb. 13, at 6:30 p.m. at the Black Cultural Centre, 10 Cherry Brook Rd., Cherry Brook. It will include book signings, poetry performances, and a question and answer session with Dr. Mason-John and local poets.last_img read more

Cystic Fibrosis Drug Funded Through Pharmacare

first_imgGovernment has reached an agreement with the manufacturer of Kalydeco, a cystic fibrosis drug used to help manage a rare form of the disease, and has included it in Pharmacare programs. “My life changed when I received Kalydeco through a compassionate care program. After receiving tremendous results in just a couple of weeks, my drive to get this drug into the hands of more people with cystic fibrosis amplified,” said Timothy Vallillee. “My family and I are so pleased to know that Kalydeco is now funded through Pharmacare.” Kalydeco was included on the Nova Scotia Formulary as of Oct. 1, and is available to Pharmacare beneficiaries age 6 or older who carry a specific gene related to cystic fibrosis. “This is an important step in helping Nova Scotians living with a rare form of this devastating disease get the help they need,” said Health and Wellness Minister Leo Glavine. “It was very important for us to participate in the pan-Canadian pricing alliance process, which helps lower drug costs for public drug programs.” Pharmacare programs include Seniors’ and Family Pharmacare, Drug Assistance for Cancer Patients, the Department of Community Services Pharmacare, and Pharmacare benefits to residents of long-term care facilities who are younger than 65.last_img read more

SL split points after match washed out

first_imgBristol: Sri Lanka were forced to split points for the second successive time in the ongoing World Cup after their World Cup match against Bangladesh was called off without a ball being bowled due to persistent rain here on Tuesday. Both the teams came into the match with one win from three matches and now each will get a point for the washout. On Tuesday, both Bangladesh and Sri Lanka were left staring at the sky, waiting for some divine intervention after the start of their key match was delayed due to heavy rains. Also Read – We don’t ask for kind of tracks we get: Bowling coach ArunThe rain eased a couple of times but only to return and thus the inspection was postponed twice. The groundsmen, meanwhile, tirelessly worked on draining out the water on the covers with the sucking brooms and mops. At 13:57 local time, the umpires finally decided to officially abandon the match. Sri Lanka now have four points from as many games, while Bangladesh have three points from four games. The result will leave Sri Lanka frustrated as it is the second instant of a wash-out for the Island nation. Also Read – Bastian Schweinsteiger announces retirement, could join Germany set-upAfter two defeats, Bangladesh too were looking for resurgence against Sri Lanka and now they will be wary of their semifinal chances. Bangladesh were handed a two-wicket loss by New Zealand followed by a massive a 106-run defeat to hosts England after their 21-run win over South Africa in their World Cup opener. Sri Lanka, on the other hand, suffered a 10-wicket loss to New Zealand in their opening match, before recovering to beat Afghanistan in a rain-shortened game, but the island nation were forced to split points with Pakistan in their last match after the match was called off due to rains. On Monday, a struggling South Africa had to share points with the West Indies after their World cup match was washed out due to persistent rain at Southampton. Sri Lanka will next take on defending champions Australia at London on June 15, while Bangladesh will face West Indies on June 17 at Taunton.last_img read more

Mother of murdered Aboriginal teen tells inquiry tougher laws needed

first_imgMONCTON, N.B. – The mother of a 16-year-old Aboriginal girl murdered in northern New Brunswick says Canada needs tougher laws.“If you murder someone, you shouldn’t be allowed out,” Pam Fillier said at the start of two days of hearings of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls in Moncton, N.B.Fillier’s daughter, Hilary Bonnell, disappeared from Esgenoopetitj First Nation on Sept. 5, 2009, triggering an extensive search that gripped the Aboriginal community.The girl’s 32-year-old cousin, Curtis Bonnell, was arrested on Nov. 8, 2009, and led police to her burial site the next day. Bonnell told police he sexually assaulted Hilary and killed her. He was later convicted of first-degree murder, and sentenced to an automatic life sentence with no chance of parole for 25 years.On Tuesday, Fillier said she wants to help prevent similar incidents from happening again. She was emotional as she spoke about her daughter, saying the pain doesn’t go away.“It doesn’t end when you bury your child. It just starts another kind of pain,” she said.Fillier said she wants tougher laws to punish people who commit such crimes.“If we don’t get tougher laws, these monsters keep getting let out. That’s another child in danger,” she said.Much of the day was spent hearing from a Knowledge Keepers panel — three elders who detailed the history of Indigenous people in New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island and issues that have arisen, particularly the loss of status by Indigenous women who married non-Aboriginal men.“The loss of status is loss of community,” said Judy Clark, adding that Indigenous men marrying non-native women kept their status.Imelda Perley, a member of the Red Shawl Campaign, said that treatment has put up walls that need to be removed.The inquiry is expected to hear from at least 20 people, including a youth panel Wednesday afternoon.“It’s very important that we hear from the youth — not just the impact, but what are they recommending for a better Canada?” said commissioner Michele Audette.The federal government set up the inquiry in December 2015 to address the high number of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.The commissioners began the inquiry in September 2016 and were hoping to issue a final report by the end of 2018, but the commission is widely expected to ask for a deadline extension.More than 700 people have shared their stories with the inquiry so far.last_img read more

Feds studying birth tourism as new data shows higher nonresident birth rates

first_imgOTTAWA — The federal government is studying the issue of “birth tourism” with a view to better understand the scope of this practice within Canada and its impacts.This comes as new research published by Policy Options today shows the number of non-Canadian residents giving birth in Canadian hospitals is much higher than in figures reported by Statistics Canada.Using numbers from the Canadian Institute for Health Information, which captures billing information directly from hospitals, researcher Andrew Griffith found over 3,200 babies were born here to women who aren’t Canadian residents in 2016 — compared with the 313 babies recorded by Statistics Canada.A petition tabled recently in the House of Commons by Liberal MP Joe Peschisolido calls on Canada to take stronger measures to end birth tourism, saying it abuses Canada’s social-welfare system.Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen responded saying his department has commissioned further research in order to get a better picture of the scope of this issue and its impacts in Canada. Hussen also says Canada does not collect information on whether a woman is pregnant when entering Canada, nor can a woman be denied entry solely because she is pregnant or might give birth in Canada.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Recent retail sales far weaker than initial estimates revisions suggest

first_imgOTTAWA – Canadian retail sales during the crucial holiday shopping season were far lower than previously projected as consumers appeared to pull back on spending.Statistics Canada has released revised estimates for its retail-trade figures — and they are considerably weaker when compared to the initial readings published by the federal agency.The agency now estimates retail sales for November contracted 1.1 per cent compared to the previous month, which is a downward revision from its previous figure of 0.5 per cent growth.For December, the agency now says retail trade likely fell 1.2 per cent, which is deeper than its previous estimate of just a 0.7 per cent contraction.The report says retail sales grew by only 0.1 per cent in January, compared to the initial estimate of a 0.3 per cent expansion.Statistics Canada also released its monthly number for February, when it estimates retail sales increased 0.4 per cent to $49.8 billion — with the biggest increases coming from new car dealers and general merchandise stores.last_img read more

Egypt referendum on draft constitution on Jan 1415

first_imgCAIRO- Egypt said Saturday a referendum on a new draft constitution will be held next month, the first step towards elected rule in a country deeply polarised after president Mohamed Morsi’s ouster.“I call upon you to vote in a referendum on the draft revised constitution on January 14 and 15,” interim president Adly Mansour said in a speech to the nation, accompanied by high-ranking officials and those who drafted the new charter.The new constitution was drafted after the interim military-installed authorities suspended the previous charter written under the Islamist Morsi. Egypt’s first democratically elected president was ousted by the army on July 3.His removal has caused deep divisions amid a sweeping and deadly government crackdown targeting Morsi supporters that has left more than 1,000 people dead and thousands more arrested.Mansour praised the revised draft for its provisions on the “securing of human rights, freedoms and the balancing of powers”.“It is a good start on which to build the institutions of a democratic and modern state,” he said.The revised charter has come under severe criticism from secular movements and rights groups for retaining the powers and privileges of the military.The constitutional referendum is to be followed by parliamentary and presidential elections in mid-2014, according to a transition road map outlined by the new authorities.last_img read more

Wimal slams Government meeting GTF

Samaraweera had met the GTF in London over the weekend to discuss the immediate needs of the Tamils in the North and East and how the diaspora can help to meet those needs. Weerawansa said that there is only one Government in Sri Lanka and no Provincial Council can be called a Government. (Colombo Gazette) The GTF was listed by the former Government over alleged links with the LTTE and Weerawansa said that Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera must be arrested for meeting the GTF. National Freedom Front (NFF) leader and United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) Parliamentarian Wimal Weerawansa today slammed the meeting the Government had with the Global Tamil Forum (GTF) in London.Weerawansa said that while the opposition has no issued with the Government meeting democratically elected Tamil representatives, it has an issue with the Government meeting banned groups. Weerawansa said that there is now a clear attempt to allow the international community to interfere in Sri Lanka’s domestic affairs.The MP also slammed Subinay Nandy, the Resident Coordinator of the United Nations in Sri Lanka, saying, in a statement issued last week he had referred to the Northern Provincial Council as the Northern Province Government. read more

Google among major US companies researching use of colour in business initiatives

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NEW ORLEANS – Google is one of the major U.S. corporations researching the power of colour in the working world, in everything from workspaces to marketing and branding.Meghan Casserly, spokeswoman for the U.S.-based organization built around the popular search engine, says Google is still early in its research but has already found “a clear link between colour and satisfaction with a person’s work area,” which in turn can boost employee creativity and productivity.Elyria Kemp, an assistant professor of marketing at the University of New Orleans, says there’s more competition than ever for time and attention, and colour is “the silent salesperson.”“We have so much stimuli in the environment,” she said.” That’s why it’s so important to have those distinctive colours that really stand out.”Kemp is following colour trends in business and conducting her own research on the link between emotions and colour. She said she’s also looking at what colours consumers associate with certain services, such as transportation, health care, banks and financial services.Kemp said when consumers make an evaluation of a product offering, typically they do this within 90 seconds or less, and more than half of their initial assessment is based on colour alone.That’s why so many companies are researching their colour choices — to the tune of thousands of dollars, Kemp said — and trademarking the colours consumers have come to associate with their products, such as UPS’s Pullman brown, Home Depot’s vibrant orange and Tiffany & Co.’s distinct blue.Joclyn Benedetto, spokeswoman for Tiffany & Co., based in New York City, said the diamonds and glamour of the company’s jewelry is linked to the signature Tiffany blue colour that wraps every creation. She said the colour was selected by founder Charles Lewis Tiffany for the cover of “Blue Book, Tiffany’s annual collection of exquisitely handcrafted jewels,” which was first published in 1845.Coca-Cola’s signature red colour also dates back more than 100 years, when it was shipped in barrels painted red to differentiate it from beer barrels, said Ted Ryan, the company’s spokesman.Home Depot got its original orange colour from deconstructed circus tents used in its early marketing signage — and it stuck.“When we do consumer research and we ask our customers say a word association for Home Depot, the first thing they say is orange,” said Trish Mueller, Home Depot’s chief marketing officer. “So it is literally seeped into our DNA.”Smaller companies are also recognizing the benefits of colour. Emil Hagopian, an Ann Arbor, Mich.,-based distributor for Mar Plast Color Building Accessories, said even in his line of work — products and accessories for public restroom spaces — there’s been an increased demand for colour beyond the standard neutrals and stainless steel.“Color can tend to excite you, make you feel like you are in a better-designed space and just kind of adds to that total feeling of security, comfort,” he said.Technology has played a role in making more products available in a wider range of colours, he said.But picking the right colour is important.“You know when something is right because you get a feeling of security, of safety, and it’s not something that you think about. It just will hit you,” Hagopian said. “And sometimes, if it’s done wrong, that also hits you.”___Associated Press reporters Marina Hutchinson and Ron Harris in Atlanta and Mike Householder in Detroit contributed to this report. by Stacey Plaisance, The Associated Press Posted Dec 15, 2014 4:32 am MDT File- In this June 5, 2014 file photo, a man walks past a Google sign at the company’s headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. Google is one of the major U.S. corporations researching the power of color in the working world, in everything from workspaces to marketing and branding. Meghan Casserly, spokeswoman for the organization built around the popular search engine, says Google has already found a clear link between color and satisfaction with a person’s work area,” which in turn can boost employee creativity and productivity.(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File) Google among major US companies researching use of colour in business initiatives read more

Transat shares surge after tour operator revises summer earnings outlook

MONTREAL – Shares of Transat A.T. surged Monday to the highest level in nearly three years after the travel company signalled it’s having a significantly more profitable summer season than expected.The Montreal-based tour operator’s shares (TSX:TRZ) peaked at $8.87 in intraday trading, up 11 per cent from Friday’s close, and its highest level since December 2014. The stock gave up some ground to close up 88 cents to $8.84.Transat said its third-quarter results will show “significantly higher” adjusted earnings than during the comparable period last year.Spokesman Christophe Hennebelle said the results anticipated two months ago, when it issued its previous outlook and second-quarter results, did not prove to be accurate.At the time, Transat estimated overall results for the summer season from May through October would be similar to last year. But revenues to July 31 have turned out superior to last year, especially since mid-June.“The revenues are higher, the costs are slightly lower, and the effect is increased by the fuel and currency effects,” Hennebelle said in an interview.Since the company is in a blackout period before the release of its results Sept. 7, Hennebelle declined to provide details, including whether the improvement was due primarily to “sun” destinations or the transatlantic market, which is largest in the summer months.Transat said this year’s third-quarter adjusted net income will be similar to the $26.9 million posted two years ago, and significantly higher than the $2.5 million reported in last year’s third quarter.The 71 cents per share outlook would be substantially higher than the 10 cents per share anticipated by analysts.Analyst Mona Nazir of Laurentian Bank Securities said the return to historical levels of profitability would be very positive for a company that has made a series of strategic changes over the last few years.Nazir said Transat’s ability to significantly increase its profitability speaks to its earnings capability.“The combination of $450 million plus in cash, a potential return to positive EPS for the year, alongside strong tailwinds, may cause some investors to begin to pay attention to the Transat story once again,” she wrote in a report.Cameron Doerksen of National Bank Financial increased his target price for Transat shares by 41 per cent to $12 following the revised guidance.While he’s optimistic about the next two quarters, Doerksen says the longer-term strategic challenges for Transat remain.“We see an intense competitive environment continuing for Transat,” he said, pointing to industry capacity growth that could surpass what it faced in last year’s harsh winter.Doerksen also said Transat’s efforts to build out its hotel business to reduce earnings cyclicality will likely take several years.He said the revised outlook isn’t surprising since Air Canada (TSX:AC) recently reported higher Atlantic prices and revenue per available seat mile. by Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press Posted Aug 21, 2017 6:09 am MDT Last Updated Aug 21, 2017 at 2:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Transat shares surge after tour operator revises summer earnings outlook read more

Seeing Machines wins major contract with BHP Billiton

first_imgSeeing Machines has been awarded a $1.5million order for its Driver State System (DSS) from BHP Billiton. It follows a 17-truck trial at Mining Area C and Eastern Ridge, in the Pilbara, northwest Australia. In all, 110 trucks will be equipped with the devices, which use Seeing Machines’ breakthrough eye-tracking technology. It’s one of a series of similar transactions with the world’s big miners. The group also has a deal with American firm Caterpillar, which has been agreed to roll out the DSS via its dealer network.The DSS solution is a robust, automatic platform that uses cutting edge eye tracking algorithms to detect operator drowsiness and distraction. It has been specifically designed for straightforward deployment into vehicles and environments where fatigue and attention must be monitored and managed in real time.The DSS-IVS (in vehicle system) uses a small, console-mounted camera to track operator eye behaviour, determine the driver’s drowsiness state and detect micro sleeps the instant they occur. Audio and seat vibration alarms immediately alert the operator, and site dispatchers are notified of incidents in real-time.The DSS system works equally well day and night, even if an operator wears tinted safety glasses or prescription eyewear. And, says Seeing Machines, “unlike other companies’ solutions that require drivers to wear awkward proprietary ‘tethered’ glasses with infrared eye sensors or caps with brain monitoring electrodes, DSS is non-contact and requires no calibration. Your drivers just get in and drive.”last_img read more

Alta Metallurgical announces  nickelcobaltcopper keynote

first_imgMark Benz, Vice President, Technologies, Sherritt International Corporation (Canada) will be a Keynote Speaker at Alta 2017. May 20-27 in Perth, Western Australia.  His presentation will address the challenges and strategies involved in technology development and implementation, including the key need for training and support of the technology user’s personnel.last_img

Ginormous 173inch Galaxy View 2 tablet available on ATT on April 26

first_img Tags The Android tablet has a 17.3-inch HD display built into a cover that lets you prop up the screen or handle it flat against its back. It has 4G LTE connectivity and four speakers with Dolby Atmos sound technology. The Galaxy View 2 also works with AT&T’s Numbersync service, so you can make and receive voice and video calls.Other specs include a colossal 12,000-mAh battery and 64GB of built-in storage, which you can expand by up to 400GB more. If you have a DirecTV Now subscription, you can stream shows and movies with the preloaded TV Mode app.The tablet will be available on Friday, April 26. AT&T said it will share more specs and pricing information at the time of launch. The Galaxy View 2 tablet as held by a normal-sized human. AT&T/Screenshot by Lynn La/CNET Though there were rumors that Samsung had a huge tablet called the Galaxy View 2 up its sleeve, it has been confirmed that the device is real and it’s coming to US carrier AT&T. In a very roughly edited video published on YouTube on Tuesday, AT&T introduced the device and a few key specs, though it did not specify any pricing yet. Post a comment Samsung Galaxy View Share your voice Review • Samsung Galaxy View review: Biggest Samsung tablet ever, smallest TV in your house 4G LTE AT&T Samsung Preview • Samsung goes big on tablets with the 18-inch Galaxy View; starts at $599 from November 6 (hands-on) 0 Tabletslast_img read more