first_imgDUBAI, United Arab Emirates — New security screenings for all passengers on U.S.-bound flights began on Thursday, with airlines worldwide questioning flyers about their trip and their luggage in the latest Trump administration decision affecting global travel.However, confusion still remains about the new regulations, which come at the end of a 120-day period following the United States lifting a ban on laptops in airplane cabins affecting 10 Mideast cities. The new regulations cover all the 2,100 flights from around the world entering the U.S. on any given day.Some airlines said they had received permission to delay implementing the new rules until January.At Dubai International Airport, the world’s busiest for international travel, long-haul carrier Emirates began questioning passengers about their luggage, liquids they were carrying and where they were coming from. Passengers also had to have their carry-on bags searched, along with their electronics.Emirates declined to discuss the new procedures in detail on Thursday. On Wednesday, it said it would conduct “passenger pre-screening interviews” for those travelling on U.S.-bound flights in concert with other checks on electronics.Elsewhere, things did not appear to be going so smoothly. In China, an official in the Xiamen Airlines press office, who would only give his surname as Qiu, said that the airlines received a “demand” about the new U.S. regulations and planned “to take some security measures, including security safety interviews from today on.”“We’re not going to interview all passengers, but focus on those with a certain degree of risk when checking the passengers’ documents on the ground,” he said, without elaborating.An official with the Eastern Airlines publicity department said that she saw media reports about security safety interviews but didn’t have immediate details on what her company was doing. An official at the Beijing Airport press centre would only say: “We always strictly follow relevant regulations of the Civil Aviation Administration when conducting security checks.” Both officials spoke on condition of anonymity under regulations.South Korea’s Transport Ministry said that the United States agreed to delay implementing the new screening for the country’s two biggest carriers, Korean Air Lines Co. and Asiana Airlines Inc., until next year on condition they deploy staff at boarding gates to monitor travellers.Royal Jordanian, based in Amman, also has said it would introduce the new procedures in mid-January.Other airlines with U.S.-bound flights at Seoul’s Incheon International Airport brought in as many as seven extra staff Thursday to question passengers under the new rules but there were no major delays, airport spokesman Lee Jung-hoon said.Singapore Airlines passengers may be required to “undergo enhanced security measures” including inspection of personal electronic devices “as well as security questioning during check-in and boarding,” the carrier said on its website.Other carriers who announced the new regulations on Wednesday included Air France, Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd., the airlines of Germany’s Lufthansa Group and EgyptAir.U.S. carriers also will be affected by the new rules. Delta Air Lines said it was telling passengers travelling to the U.S. to arrive at the airport at least three hours before their flight and allow extra time to get through security. United declined to comment, while American did not immediately respond to a request for comment.In March, U.S. officials introduced the laptop ban in the cabins of some Mideast airlines over concerns Islamic State fighters and other extremists could hide bombs inside of them. The ban was lifted after those airlines began using devices like CT scanners to examine electronics before passengers boarded planes heading to the U.S. Some also increasingly swab passengers’ hands to check for explosive residue.The laptop ban as well as travel bans affecting predominantly Muslim countries have hurt Mideast airlines. Emirates, the region’s biggest, said it slashed 20 per cent of its flights to the U.S. in the wake of the restrictions.___Associated Press writers Yu Bing in Beijing, Kelvin Chan in Hong Kong, Anna Johnson in Phoenix and Youkyung Lee in Seoul contributed to this report.last_img read more

first_imgMONTREAL – An unaffordable price tag kept Melanie Laxson out of the dentist’s chair until the pain became unbearable.With no access to insurance, the 38-year-old says there’s no way she could afford the full cost of a dentist.Canadians spend about $12 billion per year on dental services, but six million people annually avoid dentists because of costs, said a 2014 report by the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences.According to the Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association, some 25 million Canadians, representing 80 per cent of working families, have coverage under extended health insurance which covers dental and prescription drugs, hospital and medical expenses not covered by provincial government plans.Yet insurance typically doesn’t cover the entire dental bill, often leaving patients with large out-of-pocket expenses.Experts say some patients make dental visits a little more affordable by spreading out the frequency of visits, contacting dentists in lower-cost neighbourhoods, discussing alternative treatment plans with the dentist and negotiating lower prices.Laxson turned to a teaching clinic operated by McGill University’s Faculty of Dentistry in Montreal.As she waited for the first of several procedures to extract teeth and get fitted with dentures, Laxson said the clinic gives people with limited means the ability to get the care they need to relieve persistent pain.“When your teeth hurt, it really hurts,” she said.Dr. John Drummond, a Montreal dentist who also teaches at the university, says patients can save about 30 per cent depending on the procedure.However, the tradeoff for lower fees is more time in the dentist’s chair, as dentist-supervised students take longer to perform procedures than trained professionals.He said access to care is an increasing challenge as the cost of dentistry rises while wages remain stable.“There is definitely a section in the middle that doesn’t get to the dentist,” he said in a clinic room with the latest dental equipment.Drummond believes most dentists charge a little above or below the provincial fee guide that lists recommended prices for thousands of procedures.Patients can check by contacting a dentist and comparing the fee associated with a procedure’s specific code with the suggested provincial fee guide.Provinces make fee guides available at public libraries, while some have abbreviated lists on the dental board’s website. Patients can also call the provincial board itself.Pricing differentials are often dictated by the dentists costs to run an office, including rent.But dental groups warn that it’s difficult to shop for a dentist based on fees because most people have difficulty making sense of costs among the thousands of codes in provincial fee guides.The Ontario Dental Association says dentistry isn’t a commodity so treatments should be patient-specific and the result of an exam and diagnosis.“Because dental health varies between people, there really is no average treatment that applies to everyone across the board,” said association president Dr. LouAnn Visconti.The incoming president of the Canadian Dental Association says dentists have no obligation to respect provincial fee guides.Dr. Mitch Taillon of Saskatchewan says cost is a factor for some patients but feeling comfortable with the dentist, technology, convenient hours and location are usually more important.“In my experience cost is one of the factors, it’s not the biggest one,” he said in an interview.Dr. Barry Dolman, president of the Quebec Order of Dentists, said most dentists are willing to help patients with limited means and no insurance to find affordable treatment options.“I think most professionals on a one-by-one basis do have a heart to be able to moderate fees,” he said.But many dentists are reluctant to negotiate.Dr. Drummond says he sometimes works out deals with a patient in need, but he won’t haggle.“I don’t like offering discounted dentistry because then the patients who are paying the normal price are getting short-changed, so I have my fees very up front as being the same for everybody.”Follow @RossMarowits on Twitter.last_img read more

Washington – The clear vision that King Mohammed VI has laid out for the future of the Nation is the “driving force” behind the impressive reform process which put Morocco on the path of consolidating democratic institutions and openness, Youssef Amrani, Chargé de Mission at the King’s Office, said Tuesday in Washington.“This Royal vision is based on a specific well-tried Moroccan model because it reflects our needs and our unique identity,” Amrani said during a panel meeting held at the prestigious US think tank Brookings Institute, under the theme “Morocco and the regional context.”It is also “a global vision that seeks to integrate the different aspects of human development by ensuring the simultaneous promotion of the two essential pillars of economic development and political development,” he added. “All these factors – the vision, the approach, and the longstanding commitment in favor of democratic consolidation – are the foundation of the unique Moroccan democratic experience,” he underlined. read more

Left to right: Sandy Allen, Tish McNeil, R. Lucus, Diane Cummings, Maribeth Elmer, Absent: Stella Venckus1970-1971: Curling Anne Mirynech is pictured here christening the “Ed Mirynech”, named after her husband who was the rowing moderator and former acting director of athletics1969-1970: Cheerleading Left to right: Rob Kelly, John Donald, and John Goodwin1971: HockeyLeft to right: Rick Charron, Wayne Butt and Mike McNiven1978-1979:  Volleyball Left to right: Jenny Walinga, Julie Kuhnigk, Carolyn Fawcett, Jackie Kuntze, Bonnie Graham, Margaret Murphy, Sharon May, Renee Travers and Debbie Snider1991-1992: Men’s Basketball Patrick Sullivan (centre) and fellow team members celebrate after winning the 1991-1992 C.I.A.U National Championships. 1992: Wrestling Marty Calder and Anthony Merlo from Concordia University 1997-1998: Brock’s Women Figure Skating TeamTeam (alphabetically): Julie Baetz, Jennifer Eitel, Stephanie Leistner, Sara Morden, Tracy Parent, Victoria Peever, Kerin Poirier, Jacquelynn Sharples, Amanda Silk, Laura Toal, Niki Tschirhart, Amanda Varnish, Karen Woodland, and others2002-2003: SoccerCoaches: Bill Millar, Charles Ivanov, Stevie Sevor Team: Brian Belik, J.P. Bossio, Nicholas Brassington, David Cuveillo, Paul Delano, Joseph DelPriore, Paolo D’Emilio, Jeffrey DeProsperis, John Folino, Mike Folino, John Gallo, Mike Hadden, Lexton Hurlock, Brandon Jones, John Kamendy, Shane Kerrigan, Brian King, Vince Lepiane, Andrew Norton, Marco Peeters, Philippe Ribaux, Derek Schonewille2013: RugbyMatthew Mufandaedza Top: Cindy McPhail, Kathy Dobrovodsky, Michelle Sanderson, Peggy Kirby, Meighan Francey, Cheryl Gignac, Laura Thede Standing: Beverley Williams- Assistant Coach, Randy Foster, Scott Carscadden, Jim Anderson, Craig Kerr, Gino Fiorucci, Kirk Leaper, Martin Dube and Cathy Ferguson 1989-1990: Cheerleading Marcia Upper (#7) and Kelly Fahlenblock (#2) 1984-1985: Women’s Varsity Rowing As Brock’s 50th Anniversary quickly approaches, Brock Alumni Relations continues to celebrate the upcoming milestone by delving into the University’s archives and sharing  photos housed in Special Collections at the James A. Gibson Library at Brock.  Photos were also obtained from the book:  40 Years Brock University Athletics A Pictorial History and Brock Athletics.Brock’s athletic landscape is vast – thousands of men and women have proudly donned the Badger uniform.  The one thing all Badgers have in common? The commitment, sacrifice and heart that has contributed to Brock’s athletic excellence throughout it’s history.  Here are just a few ‘Let’s Go Badgers’ moments.  Do you recognize any of these athletes?1967: Rowing 2013: LacrosseJustin Pychel read more

The United Nations has expressed deep shock over the brutal killing in Afghanistan of five local members of a mobile medical team which worked closely with the world organization, the latest of dozens of humanitarian workers killed in the strife-torn country since 2002. “We are outraged by this cowardly attack on our courageous humanitarian partners and friends who gave their lives helping others,” UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) António Guterres said yesterday. The workers for Afghan Help Development Services (AHDS) were slain yesterday in the Kandahar area of southern Afghanistan when two insurgents riding a motorbike opened fire and threw a hand grenade at their vehicle. The vehicle was carrying eight AHDS staff. In addition to the five killed, three others were wounded, including a nurse who lost her husband in the attack.“The gravity of this incident is further compounded by the fact that the aid workers, a medical team, were on their way to help Afghans staying at an Internally Displaced Persons camp,” the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) said. The mission said the Afghan people “will see in this brutal attack further reason to rally against all forms of violence.” Two of the dead were doctors, on their way to Talo Qan camp for displaced people in the Panjway district of Kandahar. More than 45 humanitarian workers – Afghans and internationals – have been killed in Afghanistan since 2002. read more

FILE – In this Jan. 20, 2015 file photo, the Aerialtronics Altura Zenith drone is seen at an event at the National Press Club in Washington. An economic analysis by the Federal Aviation Administration indicates the agency, citing economic and safety benefits, is seeking regulations largely favorable to companies that want to use small drones. The analysis, which was posted online, describes draft rules that would clear the way for widespread use of small drones for all manner of chores, including aerial photography, crop monitoring, and inspections of cellular towers, bridges and other tall structures. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) WASHINGTON – The government is readying rules largely favourable to companies that want to use small drones for commercial purposes, according to a federal analysis, potentially leading to the widespread flights by unmanned aircraft performing aerial photography, crop monitoring, inspections of cell towers and bridges and other work.An economic analysis by Federal Aviation Administration, which was inadvertently posted online, describes draft rules submitted by the agency in October to the White House budget office to review. The rules, in the works for years, are expected to be released at any time.The regulations would apply to drones weighing less than 55 pounds. They would improve safety by using small, lightweight unmanned aircraft instead of heavier, manned aircraft that “pose a higher level of risk,” the analysis said. It notes that between 2004 and 2012, there were 95 fatalities involving climbers working on cell and other towers.If the rules would prevent only one fatality by using a small drone instead of a tower climber, the $9.2 million saved — the amount the government says is the economic value of a single life — would exceed the entire cost of the regulations to society, according to the document.The analysis does not offer a total estimate on the annual economic benefit of regulations, but says it would exceed $100 million a year. For example, about 45,000 annual bridge inspections could be conducted with a small drone. Most bridge inspections currently employ hydraulic mobile cranes called “snoopers.” The average cost of an inspection using a snooper is $3,250. Cable bridge inspections are even more expensive because they often require a 200-foot aerial lift.The Association of Unmanned Vehicle Systems International, an industry trade association, estimates that small, commercial drones will create 70,000 jobs with an economic impact of more than $13.6 billion in the first three years after their integration into U.S. skies.The FAA did not respond to a request for comment.The FAA currently bans all commercial drone flights except for those by a small number of companies that have been granted waivers. Congress has been leaning on the FAA to move faster on regulations that would allow a wide variety of companies to employ drones for everything from monitoring pipelines to delivering pizzas. Under a law passed in 2012, the FAA was to issue final regulations by September 2015, but that appears unlikely.Even if the White House approves the FAA’s proposal, the agency is still required to offer it for public comment. Tens of thousands of comments are anticipated, and it could take years for the agency to address them before issuing final regulations.The document indicates the agency has dropped its insistence that drone operators have the same licenses and medical certificates required for pilots of manned aircraft. Industry officials complained that obtaining a private pilot license or medical certificate would be unnecessarily burdensome.Commercial operators would have to take an aerospace knowledge test administered by the FAA before they could receive a certificate granting permission to operate a drone. The agency estimates the cost to operators of obtaining certificate at about $300.A private pilot license can cost thousands of dollars because it requires many hours of experience flying a plane.Operators would have to keep drone flights under 500 feet in altitude, which is below where most manned aircraft fly. That’s 100 feet higher than the agency typically has approved in waivers to commercial operators.But the draft rules would still prohibit drones from flying farther away than they can be seen by their operator, and nighttime flights would remain banned. Industry officials have chafed at both restrictions, saying they significantly reduce the usefulness of unmanned aircraft. The FAA’s concern is that with no pilot on board, the operator on the ground is best able to prevent a collision with another aircraft by keep the drone in sight at all times.Drone operators would also have to be checked out by the Transportation Safety Administration to determine whether they pose a security threat before they could receive an FAA operator certificate. There is no fee for the security check, but one might be applied in the future, the analysis said.Last month, a small drone flew over the White House fence and crashed on the lawn. Although the operator later came forward saying the incident was an accident, the episode has raised concern that small drones might pose a security threat.Agriculture is expected to become one of the first industries to embrace drones. Helicopter drones that are widely used for spraying crops in Japan would not fall under the FAA rules because they weigh significantly more than 55 pounds. But the rules would apply to small drones that monitor crops to better target watering or for mapping fields.The FAA analysis was first reported by Forbes on Saturday.___Follow Joan Lowy on Twitter at FAA wants small drone rules favourable to commercial operators, citing economic benefits AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Joan Lowy, The Associated Press Posted Feb 14, 2015 3:57 pm MDT read more

Indigo resets some users’ online account passwords following security breach TORONTO – Indigo Books & Music Inc. says it has reset passwords for a number of its customers’ online Indigo accounts after noticing unauthorized access.Company spokeswoman Janet Eger said the company suspects email address and password combinations available through third parties on the Internet were used to access some accounts.She said no unauthorized transactions were fulfilled and customers would not be responsible for any fraudulent charges on their accounts.Eger said customer credit card information is not visible on customer accounts.The company is continuing its internal investigation and may notify authorities if required.In February, Loblaw reset passwords for all its PC Plus rewards collectors’ online accounts. The company said a breach had happened when username and password combinations were stolen from other sites and used to access PC Plus accounts with the same combinations. by The Canadian Press Posted Apr 26, 2017 10:52 am MDT Last Updated Apr 26, 2017 at 12:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

MANCHESTER, England — Manchester United’s patched-up side twice came from behind to draw 2-2 with Arsenal in the Premier League on Wednesday after Jose Mourinho made a statement by dropping Paul Pogba.Mourinho made seven changes to his United team, including demoting Pogba to the bench, and had to rely on some players who were struggling for full fitness amid injury problems in his squad.United had to twice respond to conceding bizarre goals. Shkodran Mustafi put fifth-place Arsenal ahead with a header that was fumbled over the line by United goalkeeper David De Gea, while an own goal by Marcos Rojo allowed the visitors to lead 2-1 later in the game.Arsenal was 1-0 up for four minutes at Old Trafford. Anthony Martial, who later went off injured, grabbed United’s first equalizer and Jesse Lingard earned United a point by scoring 75 seconds after his team went behind for the second time.British boxer Tyson Fury, who drew his world heavyweight title bout with Deontay Wilder on Saturday, was in the crowd for a match regarded as among the biggest in English soccer.Both teams showed lots of fight in a frantic and often feisty encounter which saw Unai Emery’s Arsenal rack up a 20th unbeaten game in all competitions.United is now 18 points behind first-place Manchester City and, perhaps more significantly, eight points off the Champions League qualification places.It was the first United-Arsenal game since 1986 that didn’t have either United manager Alex Ferguson or ex-Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger in the dugout. Ferguson was in the stands, however.Arsenal hasn’t won at Old Trafford in the league since 2006.___More AP soccer: and Associated Press read more

first_imgThe tech-savvy lad in the image above? He’s doing his mom a favor and removing Internet Explorer 6 from her Windows laptop. IE used to be good for two things: downloading other browsers and taking up space in the recycle bin. That’s changed with IE9, however, and Microsoft wants you to know more about “the browser you loved to hate.”In fact, you can head over to to see what all the fuss is about. Mixed in among the chuckle-worthy charts that detail other kinds of comebacks are quotes from reviewers, pundits, and Average Joes from around the Web who can’t believe what a great browser IE9 is. Microsoft highlights the usual features: hardware acceleration, improved standards support, stronger malware defense, and taskbar pinning.It’s that last point that they’re hoping is what grabs you. The site doesn’t ask you to switch to IE9 — only that you give site pinning a try with the sites you use the most, like Facebook and Pandora. While you’re enjoying the enhanced shell integration pinning offers (like desktop notifications and quick access to key web app features via jump lists), they figure you might find a few other things to like about the new Internet Explorer.At the very least, Microsoft thinks you’ll be surprised by how un-sucky IE9 is, especially if you’re like the chap in the video and you used to spend your days grabbing the mouse away from your friends so you could download a proper web browser onto their computers.More at Browser You Loved To Hate and Windows Team Bloglast_img read more

first_imgColumbia United Providers will file a lawsuit against the state Health Care Authority in federal court Monday afternoon.CUP will also request a temporary restraining order to prevent the Health Care Authority from issuing contracts to the organizations selected to provide Medicaid services to Washington residents, said Dr. Lisa Morrison, CUP’s medical director.The hearing was initially scheduled for Thursday afternoon in U.S. District Court in Tacoma but was delayed until 2:30 p.m. Monday.The state Health Care Authority in January selected five health insurance plans that appear to have successfully bid to provide Medicaid services. The selected insurance plans will manage care for the state’s Healthy Options and Basic Health members, who are mostly low-income women and children.Columbia United Providers, a Vancouver-based group which has provided those services in Clark County since 1994, was not selected. CUP currently serves about 47,000 Clark County residents and employs 80 people.CUP filed a formal protest to the Health Care Authority decision on Feb. 3. After an internal review, the Health Care Authority determined the protest lacked merit and upheld its earlier action. The state’s ruling prompted CUP to take legal action this week.State Sen. Craig Pridemore, D-Vancouver, has also taken action.Pridemore added proviso language to the Senate’s proposed budget, released Tuesday, that would require HCA to certify the contractor has established a network of acute, primary and specialty care providers sufficient to meet the needs of the anticipated enrollees. If no plan is able to certify an adequate provider network in a county, HCA would be required to accept new bids from each of the original applicants and continue the process until finding a plan that meets the requirements.last_img read more

first_img Tags Now playing: Watch this: Share your voice 13 AKG N700NC: Does it beat Sony and Bose? These high-end audio devices take sound to another level 2:03 Audio Home Entertainment The Audiophiliac Comments The Fluance RT-84 turntable. Fluance Fluance is best known as a speaker company, so when they dropped their first turntable in 2016 I wasn’t expecting much. I figured it was just another half-assed attempt to cash in on the vinyl boom, but Fluance’s RT81 was very decent. It was and remains the best $249 turntable out there, and now Fluance upped its game with four new models, the RT82 for $299, RT83 for $349, RT84 for $449 and the RT85 for $499. I opted for the RT84 for this review, but the four new models are more alike than different. They’re all belt drive turntables with solid wood bases, and height adjustable pointed rubber feet that make it super easy to level the turntable. The RT82 and RT83 have metal platters; RT84 and RT85 have acrylic ones. All models come pre-fitted with Ortofon moving-magnet phono cartridges. The RT84 sports an Ortofon 2M Red that retails for $99 when sold separately. It’s great that the RT84’s tonearm has a removable head shell, which makes it a little easier to replace cartridges in the future. Since the RT84 doesn’t have a built-in phono preamplifier I used a Schiit Mani preamp ($129) for all of my listening tests.Unboxing the RT84 I’m thinking this is a $449 turntable? It looks and feels like double the price. Build quality is exceptional, the machined metal motor pulley, platter bearing, metal “S” shaped tonearm, the heavyweight platter, and hinged clear plastic dust cover, they’re all first rate. The RT84 feels more solidly put together than Rega RP1 ($449) or Pro-Ject Debut Carbon ($399) turntables, that’s for sure. The RT84 is sold with a two year warranty.One indication of a turntable’s sound quality is its ability to minimize LP surface noise. No LP pressing is 100 percent dead silent, but the better turntables keep noise at bay, pushed into the background. The RT84 scored high in this regard, even with LPs I found on the street or bought in thrift shops for under a dollar. They sounded pretty good, not perfect, but very listenable. The RT84 would be a fine choice for your first turntable, or a nice upgrade over your first budget or hand me down turntable from your parents or relatives. You’ll be sure to notice how much quieter and clear all of your LPs and singles sound. Better yet when your music isn’t competing with the sound of clicks, pops, and other noises it sounds better. The RT84 frees the music from the LPs grooves, so you hear deeper into your tunes. If the Fluance RT84’s price puts it out of reach, no worries, their RT81 at $249 is still an outstanding ‘table, a great way to dip into the wonderful world of analog audio, try it, you’ll like it. How to make your audio system sound better for free: Move your speakers into the middle of the room, and listen to them from 4 or 5 feet away.Euro style and high-end sound in an apartment-friendly speaker: Trenner & Friedl’s Osiris speakers produce amazing sound without taking over the room. 17 Photoslast_img read more

first_imgMany in Bangalore have become proud owners of the recently launched Ford EcoSport on Friday. Ford India started the deliveries of its much-awaited compact SUV in Bangalore on Friday.The car, which challenges the current auto market leaders in the country with its competitive price tag and the high end features, comes with a price tag starting from ₹5.59 lakh. Under the hood, EcoSport comes with 1.5L petrol, 1.5L diesel and the 1.0L EcoBoost engine. The 1.5L petrol engine is expected to give 112 PS power and 140 Nm torque.It will come in both manual and automatic transmissions. The manual transmission model claims to give a mileage of 15.8 kmpl, while the automatic model is expects to deliver 15.6 kmpl. The revolutionary EcoBoost EcoSport engine will churn out a power of 125 PS and 170 Nm torque along with a mileage of 18.9 kmpl. The diesel variant of EcoSport is the most fuel efficient among all models and is expected to deliver a mileage of 22.7 kmpl. “It’s a great day today as our most awaited Urban SUV, the Ford EcoSport is getting delivered to our customers here in Bengaluru. We are very happy to see the phenomenal response of customers since its launch. EcoSport sets new standards in India’s SUV industry classification through its design, development and sensible value proposition. With the launch of the EcoSport we stand true to our commitment to offer India the best of Ford,” said Joginder Singh, president and managing director, Ford India as quoted by Cardekho.last_img read more

first_imgMalaysia prime minister Najib Razak and his wife Rosmah Mansor arrive at the Bali Nusa Dua Convention Centre before the opening ceremony of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit in Nusa Dua, Bali on 17 November 2011. Reuters File PhotoFormer Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak said Saturday he was going to take a “short break” after his election loss, as an angry crowd descended on an airport amid speculation he would fly out of the country.Reports had circulated on social media that Najib and his wife Rosmah Mansor were due to board a private jet and fly to Indonesia.Najib’s long-ruling Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition suffered a shock loss in an election to an alliance headed by Mahathir Mohamad, 92, himself a former premier who came back to take on his ex-protege Najib.Since his defeat, there has been speculation Najib and his wife might try to flee the country as the new government has vowed to investigate a massive financial scandal that the ex-leader has been implicated in.In a series of early morning tweets, Najib said: “I will take a short break to spend time with my family whom I have not seen enough of in recent years.“I pray that after this divisive period, the country will unite.“I apologise for any shortcomings and mistakes, and I thank you, the people, for the opportunity to lead our great nation.”He did not give further details about his plans.About 40 members of the public, accompanied by a large pack of journalists, descended on Subang Airport, a small airport just outside the capital in the early hours. Riot police were stationed outside the gate where people believed Najib would enter.It came after what was believed to be a manifest circulated online showing Najib and his wife were due to board a flight from the airport to Jakarta on Saturday morning.Angry crowdA white van with heavily tinted windows arrived and was quickly surrounded by an angry crowd who demanded that the vehicle be opened so they could see who was inside.They tried to rock the vehicle and one man shouted “I hate Rosmah”. The ex-leader’s wife is hugely unpopular, due to her imperious manner and a reported love of luxury shopping trips.But someone rolled down the van’s window to show Najib was not inside, prompting the crowd to back off and allow the vehicle to enter the airport.Businessman Raja Singham, 49, who had tried to block the van from entering, said: “We have the right to know who is inside the car, as a citizen I will fight for that. We have suffered for so many years. I don’t want them to get out of the country.”Some media reports earlier said the pair were on a travel blacklist and would not be allowed to leave.But the immigration department’s director-general Mustafar Ali told AFP: “They are not blacklisted so far.”Mahathir’s victory broke the grip on power of Najib’s Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition, which had ruled Malaysia uninterrupted since independence from Britain in 1957.Najib’s premiership was battered by allegations he oversaw the plundering of billions of dollars from sovereign wealth fund 1MDB.The US State Department has alleged in civil lawsuits that $4.5 billion was looted from the fund in an audacious scheme of fraud and money-laundering, and was used to buy everything from artworks to high-end real estate in the United States.Najib and the fund deny any wrongdoing.Mahathir, who is the world’s oldest elected leader, has said that the king has agreed to pardon jailed leading politician Anwar Ibrahim, his former nemesis turned ally.This would pave the way for Anwar’s return to politics and to potentially become premier later.Anwar was heir-apparent to Mahathir until they had a dramatic falling out, and Mahathir sacked him in 1998, and he was subsequently jailed. He was released but he was imprisoned again under Najib’s rule in 2015.last_img read more

first_imgFreddie Mercury, global rock icon, was adored across the world for his musical genius, incredible voice, and on-stage charisma. Although he was known internationally as the frontman of rock band Queen, Freddie kept his private life carefully under wraps. However, according to Smithsonian magazine, there is one rare surviving item from Freddie’s childhood that gives a unique insight into his tastes and personality as a young man: his stamp collection.Posed portrait of Freddie Mercury, Cinzano vest and shorts. Photo by Ian Dickson/RedfernsWhen Freddie Mercury died in 1991 from complications arising from AIDS, the vast majority of his possessions were destroyed.Freddie was born into a Parsi family as a member of the Zoroastrian religion. According to Zoroastrian tradition, when an individual dies, all of their possessions should be burnt.As a result, very few of Freddie’s personal possessions remain, and we only know about his early life and character from the testimony of his friends and family.The house in Zanzibar where Mercury lived in his early years.Freddie’s stamp collection is a rare exception, and offers a unique glimpse of the iconic singer as a curious and creative young man.According to the BBC, Freddie Mercury was born in Zanzibar, and was originally called Farrokh Bulsara.As a child he grew up in various parts of the British Empire, including Zanzibar and India.Freddie Mercury’s stamp collection. Photo by Philafrenzy CC BY SA 4.0On his travels, he loved to collect stamps, and between the ages of 9 and 12, he put together a substantial collection that included specimens from many different British colonies.The collection is of particular interest to specialists as it contains many stamps from countries that are no longer in existence, as the former British colonies gained their independence and established new states.It reflects a period of great global change, when empires declined in the aftermath of the Second World War, and new political regimes emerged.Rock star Freddie Mercury backstage at the Live Aid concert at Wembley, July 13, 1985. On the left is his boyfriend Jim Hutton. Photo by Dave Hogan/Hulton Archive/Getty ImagesAccording to Smithsonian magazine, Freddie’s interest in stamps came from his father Bomi, who also had a fascination for decorative stamps from all over the world.It was Bomi that decided to save Freddie’s collection after his death, contrary to Zoroastrian tradition.Painted clay and alabaster head of a Zoroastrian priest wearing a distinctive Bactrian-style headdress, Takhti-Sangin, Tajikistan, Greco-Bactrian kingdom, 3rd–2nd century BC.He eventually sold it at auction to the Postal Museum, donating the proceeds to the Mercury Phoenix Trust, an AIDS charity set up in memory of Freddie and other victims of the disease.However, perhaps the most fascinating aspect of Freddie’s stamp collection is not the actual stamps themselves, but the way in which the young musician organized them.Freddie Mercury singing, 1977. Photo by Carl Lender CC BY-SA 3.0They are fixed on black backgrounds, allowing the bright colors and designs to stand out, and in many cases, they are arranged to form particular patterns and shapes.Related Video: How the Lyrics of a Prince Song Resulted in the ‘Parental Advisory’ StickerStamp collections are a deeply personal possession, and often reflect the collector’s state of mind or preoccupations at the time when they amassed the collection. Freddie’s stamp collection is a rare insight into the character of this much-loved rock icon, and allow us to see his creativity and flair even as a young boy.John Lennon’s stamp collection. Photo by Philafrenzy CC BY SA 4.0Freddie Mercury is not, however, the only iconic British musician to have harbored a fascination for stamps.John Lennon had a similar collection as boy, containing stamps from across the world. In 2016, a British exhibition displayed the two collections side by side, allowing visitors to compare.It was apparent that, when compared to John Lennon, Freddie displayed greater care and reverence for his collection. Lennon’s stamps frequently featured hand-drawn mustaches and doodles on the faces of Queen Victoria and King George VI, whereas Freddie’s collection was immaculately preserved.Read another story from us: Freddie Mercury’s Zoroastrianism inspired him to follow his dreamsIf Freddie had been alive in 1999, he would perhaps have been surprised and pleased to see his own image on a postage stamp. The Royal Mail’s Millennium series aimed to honor legendary British figures, and featured an iconic image of Freddie on stage. He may have been happy to think that his own stamp would form part of the collections of aspiring young artists of the future.last_img read more

first_img Tim Westergren, 42, is an award-winning composer, veteran record producer, and accomplished musician who plays the piano, bassoon, drums and clarinet. He’s also the founder of Oakland, California-based Pandora, a personalized online radio service that’s used by 15 million people (so far) and is expected to bring in about $25 million in ad revenue this year.Westergren, 42, recently spoke with about internet radio’s potential to revolutionize the industry, the trials of entrepreneurship and the start-up he founded back in January 2000–right before the dot-com crash.Entrepreneur: Earlier this year, you mentioned in an interview at Digital Music Forum West that internet radio is going to become the standard. Can you explain why you think services like Pandora have the potential to revolutionize the radio industry?Westergren: There are a couple things that the internet allows you to do in the context of radio that are a pretty radical departure from traditional broadcast radio. The first one is you can customize or personalize a station. Secondly, the listener is able to give feedback and sort of curate the station and what goes on it. And these two things really transformed radio.Entrepreneur: It seems like Pandora has really taken off in 2008, especially with the development of the iPhone application. But it’s taken some time to get to this point–what’s been the difference?Westergren: In the last couple years, the big thing that happened was that broadband penetration has become ubiquitous, and that’s a prerequisite for adoption of web radio. I guess the second thing is [that] you’re now seeing a whole host of platforms like . mobile phones and network devices that are all becoming distribution points for web radio.Entrepreneur: How are you planning to expand your listener base?Westergren: Actually, it kind of happens by itself. We don’t advertise at all, so it’s more of the same.Entrepreneur: So what’s your ultimate goal for Pandora?Westergren: There’s two parts to the grand vision. We want to be the biggest radio station and revolutionize radio around the world. The second piece is to [provide] the average working musician a massive distribution channel that is truly democratic. We want to create a musician’s middle class, to give opportunity to tens of thousands of working musicians who have never had radio play before.Entrepreneur: And who are some entrepreneurs that you admire?Westergren: Reed Hastings, the founder of Netflix.Dr. José Antonio Abreu, founder of El Sistema, an absolutely amazing music program for poor children that has transformed the lives of tens of thousands and continues to grow. Jeff Bezos: I’m hard-pressed to think of someone who has overcome more naysayers and bested so many competitors … through sheer discipline, smarts and tenacity.Mo Ibrahim, [who] defied all expectations and built a massively successful cell phone company in Africa. [He is] now focusing his efforts on economic and political reform across the African continent.Entrepreneur: Your friend David Hornik once called you the “poster child of startup persistence” in a blog. Can you tell us some of the crazy things you’ve done to try and keep Pandora alive?Westergren: Well, we launched right before the dot-com crater, so we lived through the worst years of that time. Probably the most basic thing was a bunch of us went without salary for almost three years and racked up some serious debt. That was one big adventure [laughs].Entrepreneur: Three years is a pretty long time to go without salary. Where did you find the drive to continue?Westergren: Well, I think it was a combination of things. I and all the people who did that never stopped believing that [Pandora] was a good idea. There were certainly times when we were questioning whether we would make it over the top, but we never stopped being excited about the idea. And it was like we just needed to hang on long enough.We also felt a tremendous sense of responsibility and obligation to each other. You do become part of a team. I certainly felt that way about all the employees, and also all the folks who had invested in the company and had given their time to help us along: friends, family, advisors [and] customers.Entrepreneur: Looking back, is there anything you would have done differently?Westergren: You know, not really. As crazy as that may sound, all those things have shaped us into who we are now. The reality is, the thing that we built–this Music Genome Project–it took a few years for the infrastructure around it to catch up, to be there so we could really realize its value. 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