OTTAWA – Maxime Bernier may be causing headaches for his fellow Conservative MPs, but his latest musings on “extreme multiculturalism” have been a boon for the federal Liberal party.The Liberals say a fundraising campaign based on Bernier’s controversial comments has raised 77 per cent more money than any of their previous issue-based efforts.Party spokesperson Braeden Caley says online donations have doubled and social media engagement has quadrupled since Monday.And he says the Bernier controversy has also helped boost the rolls of registered Liberal supporters, with 1,000 new sign-ups this week.Bernier, who came within a whisker of winning the federal Conservative leadership last year, has been making life difficult for the winner, Andrew Scheer. He’s suggested that “fake Conservatives” propelled Scheer to victory, and he’s repeatedly contradicted the leader on the issue of supply management.Since last Sunday, Bernier has also posted a series of tweets criticizing Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s promotion of ever more diversity, which the Quebec MP warns will eventually segment the country into tribes, erode Canada’s identity and “destroy what has made us such a great country.”Scheer has distanced himself from Bernier’s views, saying the MP doesn’t speak for the party. But he has dodged questions about whether Bernier should be kicked out of the Conservative caucus.The Liberals have pounced on the controversy, using it to appeal for donations in a multi-pronged fundraising campaign launched Monday.In an email appeal, the Liberal party suggested Bernier’s tweets were a harbinger of the kind of campaign the Conservatives intend to run in next year’s election.“We can never go numb to this kind of politics — or the kind of deep divisiveness and negativity that Canadians rejected in 2015,” the email said.The party also posted ads on social media, arguing that it’s time for Scheer to boot Bernier out of caucus and repeating Trudeau’s mantra that “Canada is strong not in spite of our differences but because of them.”
In Angola alone, the lives of 160,000 people have been upset by the rains and OCHA fears that number is likely to increase, with schools and other public buildings being used as shelter, interrupting education and other public services. With some $600,000 already allocated to various emergency actions in Angola, UN humanitarian agencies are requesting more funds for shelter, food and other necessities from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF), which is managed by OCHA. In Namibia, where 13,000 people have been displaced, many health facilities and schools are either flooded or inaccessible, the Office reported. Namibian President Hifikepunye Pohamba has declared an emergency for the north-central and north-eastern part of the country and appealed for international assistance. In response, a Flash Appeal based on the outstanding needs jointly identified by the Government, the UN and humanitarian partners, is being finalized.In addition, the UN Disaster Assessment and Coordination (UNDAC) Team has arrived in Namibia to help survey the situation and provide support to the local authorities.Also in Namibia, the UN Children”s Fund (UNICEF) is assisting with sanitation and communication materials, as well as with planning for gaps in education and protection of displaced persons. The UN Population Fund (UNFPA) is also supporting protection projects within the relocation camps.The UN World Health Organization (WHO) has allocated $27,800 to the Namibian Ministry of Health for emergency kits to ensure basic health care for about 10,000 people, which includes five tons of medicine for diarrhoeal diseases and other emergency materials.On the east coast, Cyclone Izilda is now dissipating south-west of Madagascar but could still pour more rainfall onto central and southern Mozambique, OCHA said. The Office added that international response to the previous two cyclones that affected Madagascar in January has been adequate, but $400,000 is still required as an emergency measure to rehabilitate 20 classrooms for some 3,000 children who risk losing an entire school year.Most of Zambia, northern and southern Malawi, and northern Botswana have also been hit by deluges, OCHA said. 27 March 2009Floods across southern Africa, caused by extreme rainfall, have caused massive damage to land and property and displaced thousands of people, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said today.
TORONTO — The Toronto stock market closed lower Tuesday amid data showing slower than expected U.S. home price increases and as gold stocks continued to lose their lustre with investors.Here are the closing numbersTSX — 13,349.77 -122.45 -0.91%S&P 500 — 1,802.75 +0.27 0.01%Dow — 16,072.80 +0.26 0.00%Nasdaq — 4,017.75 +23.18 0.58%The S&P/TSX composite index dropped 122.45 points to 13,349.77, with financials also a major weight as investors nibbled at profits prior to earnings results next week from Canadian banks.Traders also took in some major dealmaking in the sports business.The National Hockey League has reached a 12-year, $5.2-billion agreement with Rogers Communications (TSX:RCI.B) for the league’s broadcast and multimedia rights. The league says the deal gives Rogers national rights to all NHL games, including the Stanley Cup Playoffs and Stanley Cup Final, on all of its platforms in all languages. As part of the deal, CBC will continue to air Hockey Night in Canada and the TVA network in Quebec gets the Canadian French-language multimedia rights. Rogers shares fell 55 cents to $46.23.The Canadian dollar rose 0.17 of a cent to 94.97 cents US.U.S. indexes were largely lacklustre while traders also looked to American consumer confidence data.The Dow Jones industrials inched up 0.26 of a point to 16,072.8. The Nasdaq gained 23.18 points to 4,017.75, its first close above 4,000 since September 2000 and the S&P 500 index was 0.27 of a point higher at 1,802.75.U.S. home prices rose more slowly in September than in August in a sign that weaker sales were preventing the kind of sharp price gains that occurred earlier this year. The Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index rose 0.7% from August to September, down from a 1.3% gain from July to August.Other data from the housing sector showed that U.S. housing permits jumped to 1.03 million in October, the fastest pace in five years.At the same time, concerns about hiring and pay increases in coming months pushed a key gauge of consumer confidence in the economy to the lowest level in seven months in November.The U.S. Conference Board says that its index of consumer confidence dropped to 70.4 from 72.4 in October.Investors also continued to digest Iran’s deal with six world powers on nuclear development reached over the weekend.Markets had a tepid response to the deal Monday. Oil prices initially fell sharply even though the agreement did not loosen sanctions on Iran’s oil exports, but by the end of the session it was down only 75 cents a barrel.On Tuesday, the January contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange edged 41 cents lower to US$93.97 a barrel. The energy sector shed 0.77% and Imperial Oil (TSX:IMO) was down 73 cents to C$44.99 and Suncor Energy (TSX:SU) dropped 65 cents to $36.59.The gold sector fell about 2.5% while December bullion gained 20 cents to US$1,241.40 an ounce. The sector has registered steep declines in 2013, down almost 50% year to date as gold prices have also fallen amid speculation that the U.S. Federal Reserve is set to taper its monthly US$85 billion of bond purchases, which have kept rates low and supported a stock market rally. Also, inflation is very low in many parts of the world.“They’ve been beaten up and some of them (gold miners) have been depleting cash on their balance sheets as they go through capital expenditures while the commodity prices fall,” said Kash Pashootan, vice-president and portfolio manager at First Avenue Advisory in Ottawa, a Raymond James company.“You get to a point where the next natural step in the cycle is for consolidation. We haven’t really seen that yet but it’s going to be consolidation as a means of survival, unless you believe gold will considerably rise, which we don’t.”Goldcorp (TSX:G) faded 70 cents to C$23.51 and Kinross Gold (TSX:K) gave back 10 cents to $4.87.December copper was down one cent at US$3.21 a pound and the base metals sector was off 1.55%. Teck Resources (TSX:TCK.B) declined 55 cents to C$25.52.Financials fell 1% as TD Bank (TSX:TD) declined $1.14 to $96.71 while Royal Bank (TSX:RY) shed 99 cents to $70.51.In other corporate developments, international convenience store operator Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. (TSX:ATD.B) had US$229.8 million of net income in its fiscal second quarter, up 26.8% from a year ago. Ex-items,the Montreal-area company (TSX:ATD.B) had US$249 million of net income or US$1.32 per share, up from 91 cents per share a year earlier and 10 cents ahead of analyst estimates.Couche-Tard also announced its quarterly dividend will go up about 14% to 10 cents per share on Dec. 19. Its shares were $2.19 higher at $76.17 after earlier hitting an all-time high of $78.Tuesday’s slide came at a time when the TSX had jumped 8.5% year to date, with most of the gains racked up over just the last two months.“Given the run that the markets have had, investors are transitioning from having a hunger of seeking opportunities to saying, I feel pretty content . . . let’s see what next year looks like,” Pashootan said. TOP STORIESNHL, Rogers Communications Inc reach 12-year broadcast deal worth $5.2 billionWhy a handful of banks — including Scotiabank — may have unfair advantage in the US$20T gold market‘Wave of disaster’ brewing in U.S. as more borrowers miss payments on housing bubble-era loansChorus Aviation shares jump 30% after it wins long-running rate dispute with Air CanadaConvenience store giant Couche-Tard’s second-quarter profit jumps 27%WHAT’S ON DECK WEDNESDAYECONOMIC NEWSCANADA8:30 a.m.Survey of employment, payrolls and earnings (Sept) UNITED STATES8:30 a.m.Weekly jobless claims: Economists expect 330,000 new claims, up from last week Durable goods orders (Oct): Economists expect a 2% decline 9:45 a.m.Chicago PMI (Nov): Economists expect a reading of 60, down from last month 9:55 a.m.University of Michigan consumer sentiment index (Nov): Economists expect a reading of 73.1, up from last month
We posted a few of these Geek Deals at this point, but this is my favorite so far. Dell has knocked 25% off their 27-inch 2560×1440 u2711 display. It’s an UltraSharp, in other words Dell’s professional series of displays, so it packs some very good features. These include a fast 6ms refresh rate, an extended color gamut, and a full range of connections (HDMI, DisplayPort, DVI, USB, and VGA). There is even an 8-in-1 card reader.And, in case you didn’t already know, this uses an IPS (in-plane switching) panel. That’s the tech that makes the iPhone 4 look so good, plus it also enhances visibility from sharp angles.AdChoices广告The u2711 normally sells for $1099, so it’s not cheap. In fact 27-inch displays still sell for hefty premiums over their 24-inch brethren, making dual 24-inchers usually a better option than a single 27- or 30-inch display. But slash the price by 25% ($274.75) and the extra resolution, as well as the prestige of an oversized display, is looking a whole lot more reasonable. This discount will bring the u2711 down to about $825, and shipping is free.What this all comes down to is that it’s a good price on a very good display. The main thing is a nice size and a high quality panel, so the fact that it is available at a discount is a major bonus. If you want to step up in quality you are really looking at something like the HP ZR30w 30-inch, which has a 30-inch IPS panel, and sells for $1299. It’s a great display but it’s not worth the extra $470 unless you are a graphics pro (in which case you might opt for something like the NEC MultiSync PA271W)Buy it through Logic Buy
Un virus se cachait dans les publicités de SpotifyLe site de streaming de musique a été victime d’un virus qui se cachait dans ses publicités.Vendredi dernier, le site Spotify a annoncé qu’un virus avait affecté son système. Celui-ci s’installait après un clic de l’utilisateur de la version gratuite de la plateforme de streaming sur une publicité piégée. Il signalait d’abord la fausse présence de logiciels malveillants et proposait l’installation d’un anti-virus imaginaire, explique LeNouvelObs. Portant le nom de “Windows Recovery”, il ne s’attaquait qu’aux utilisateurs du système de Microsoft en masquant les fichiers personnels, en supprimant les droits administrateurs et en interdisant l’accès à certains logiciels.D’abord silencieux, si ce n’est par l’intermédiaire de quelques Tweets, Spotify a donc stoppé l’affichage de contenus publicitaires via son logiciel, suite à plusieurs remarques de ses utilisateurs. Le virus s’est finalement attaqué aux PC des utilisateurs anglais, espagnols, français et suédois. Spotify a annoncé que tout était depuis rentré dans l’ordre mais va devoir se montrer vigilant, le scareware s’attaquant à sa source principale de revenus.Le 30 mars 2011 à 10:58 • Emmanuel Perrin
Traffic safety professionals and volunteers were honored at an awards ceremony in Vancouver last week that marked the beginning of heightened holiday enforcement for impaired drivers.Ridgefield and Vancouver police officers, Clark County sheriff’s deputies and county dispatchers were among the award recipients at Night of a Thousand Stars on Friday. The event was hosted by the Washington Traffic Safety Commission’s Target Zero program, the state’s strategy for eliminating traffic fatalities and serious injuries by 2030.Vancouver police Sgt. Therese Kubala received a lifetime achievement award for her expertise in the field of impaired driving detection, according to the traffic safety commission.“She readily shares her skill and knowledge in this area with her peers both within VPD and with outside agencies,” according to the commission.Kubala moved up the ranks from patrol officer to traffic unit sergeant and oversees seven traffic officers. She has arrested more than 1,000 impaired drivers and assisted in countless other DUI investigations during her career.
MIAMI BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – A U.S. Coast Guard crew came to the rescue of three people after their vessel burst into flames off the coast of Miami Beach.According to officials, the victims ran into trouble after a fire sparked in the engine room of Family Time, their 60-foot vessel, about 30 miles east of Miami Beach, Friday afternoon.The flames and heavy smoke forced the trio to jump overboard, but before doing so, they managed to call for help using the boat’s radio.At around 3:25 p.m., the crew from the Coast Guard Cutter Robert Yered arrived at the scene, pulled the victims out of the water and brought them back to shore safely.Family Time’s owner plans to return to recover the badly damaged boat.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
NORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – Rescue crews took one person to the hospital after, officials said, a car burst into flames following a crash in Northwest Miami-Dade.Miami-Dade Fire Rescue units responded to the scene of the crash near Northwest 27th Avenue and 38th Street after a crash.Firefighters shut down the roadway and were able to quickly put out the flames.Paramedics transported the victim to an area hospital in unknown condition.The cause of the crash has not been released.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
A new federal subsistence fishery rule adds set gillnetting to the Kenai and Kasilof rivers. State and federal biologists are concerned the new rule will hamper conservation efforts aimed at preserving king salmon and other fish species in the rivers. But the Ninilchik Traditional Council, which asked for the right to set gillnet, says it can fish responsibly.Download AudioThe Federal Subsistence board signed off on the proposal last week. And they did so despite objections from both the Alaska Department of Fish and Game and the US Fish and Wildlife Service, which oversees subsistence use. The proposal was submitted by the Ninilchik Traditonal Council. Most of the concern is about the non-selective nature of gillnets.“So when we talk about the conservation concerns that both agencies have, it’s not just the king salmon, it’s all the fisheries resources in the Kenai River,” said ADF&G management biologist Robert Begich. The recognized subsistence areas on the Kenai river are around the Russian River Falls, Moose Range Meadows and just south of Skilak Lake; all active habitat areas for several species.“That area of the river up there, it’s only open to fishing with bait and multiple hooks for one month a year and 2011 was the last time king salmon were allowed to be harvested and we’ve been closing that area by emergency order since then. So, it’s a very tumultuous fishing method that kind of flies in the face of all the other regulatory things that are in place to benefit the fish resource,” Begich said.“We want people to understand that we are 100 percent conservation-minded,” said Ivan Encelewski, Executive Director of the Ninilchik Traditional Council. He says the gillnets are simply another method of harvest added to what subsistence users are already allowed, including rod and reel, dipnets and fishwheels“And I think one of the things that people don’t quite understand is that the feds, under this subsistence program, have so much leeway to either shut down or make emergency orders to close those fisheries. And as I noted in my testimony, the inseason federal manager has closed down the king harvest on subsistence the last two years. There’s absolutely no way that this fishery that would be implemented; one that we would implement it on our end that would create a conservation concern, we believe, or that wouldn’t have processes in place to maintain that conservation,” Encelewski said.Subsistence users are allowed 4,000 sockeye and 1,000 king salmon. Barely a drop in the bucket relative to the overall sockeye return in Cook Inlet, but it’s a pretty large proportion of the king salmon return, which totaled fewer than 17,000 last year on the Kenai river. Enselewski says the push to allow the use of setnets is less about slaying fish and more about tradition.“It’s definitely important, because it’s the actual traditional means of the community of Ninilchik, and that keeps in line with the culture and the tradition of our people, but it also allows for an opportunity for the community to work on subsistence harvest versus just the individual, so it keeps that connection to the history and the culture as well.”There’s a lot to figure out before those nets hit the water, though. In the weeks and months ahead, subsistence users and Fish and Wildlife have to sort out whether the use of gillnets even fits into the already-established regulatory framework for the Kenai. And there are more specific questions to answer on the Kasilof.“I think for the Kasilof River, it will be working out the details on an operational plan for fishing a specific time and area, so above the Tustumena boat launch during the month of July, within that framework, how do we provide an opportunity for qualified rural residents to harvest sockeye salmon with a gillnet,” said Jeff Anderson, Field Supervisor for the Kenai Fish and Wildlife office.Ivan Encelewski thinks it can all come together, and in a way that doesn’t add to the management drama of two rivers that might already be too popular for their own good.“We’ll see. I think we can do this responsibly and we’ll show people that this will be a good opportunity and a win-win for everyone.”
The cover design of Goldbelt Inc.’s 2016 annual report was inspired by the late Clarissa Rizal, a Goldbelt shareholder and weaver. (Photo by Jeremy Hsieh/KTOO)Two longtime board members of Juneau’s urban Alaska Native corporation board have been ousted through elections at an annual shareholder meeting on Saturday.Listen nowGoldbelt Inc. announced Monday that Lori Grant and Leilani Wilson Walkush will replace Joseph Kahklen and Randy Wanamaker on the nine-member board.A third member up for re-election, Andrea Cadiente-Laiti, retained her board seat.Randy Wanamaker had served on the board for 24 years. He said he thinks the election results reflected confusion among shareholders about the company’s finances and cultural contributions.“Some of the candidates were talking about how Goldbelt is losing money, and it’s not profitable,” Wanamaker said. “And that’s highly inaccurate. Goldbelt is not unprofitable. It’s very successful in shareholder hire, and support for culture and scholarship programs,” Wanamaker said. “And somehow, I think people tuned into the inaccurate message.”The company’s annual reports in recent years do show the company has been profitable and contributes to the programs Wanamaker referred to.Over the years, Wanamaker and the other outgoing board member, Joseph Kahklen, were party to the creation of the Goldbelt Heritage Foundation and several shareholder programs offering scholarships, internships, even managers’ training.In fact, one of the new board members, Leilani Wilson Walkush, cited her experience as a Goldbelt intern — “1995, so I guess technically 22 years ago,” she said with a chuckle — as part of why she ran.She said she wants to bring back to Goldbelt some of the skills and experiences she’s had since then.Outgoing board chairman Joseph Kahklen also has a long history with Goldbelt. He was its first CEO when it incorporated in 1972, and had served 35 years on the board.The new board reorganized after the election and selected Ben Coronell as the new chairman. In a news release, Coronell said Goldbelt continues to grow despite uncertainty in the federal, state and local budgets and a down economy. He said while most of the company’s revenue comes from government contracting, it is exploring new business.The company has more than 3,700 shareholders.
New USAID Bangladesh mission director Derrick S Brown. Photo: UNBNew USAID Bangladesh mission director Derrick S Brown has arrived in Dhaka to take charge of his new duties.Brown was sworn in as mission director for USAID on 9 July and arrived here on 14 July, says UNB.Before joining USAID Bangladesh, he served as USAID mission director in Angola from 2016 to 2018.He also served as USAID deputy mission director in Indonesia for three years and acting mission director for a year, said a press release on Tuesday.Prior to that, he served in Botswana, Tanzania, Mozambique, Ghana, the Dominican Republic and Afghanistan.As a senior foreign service officer holding the rank of counselor, Brown brings to the position more than 28 years of development experience and is well prepared to face the development challenges presented in Bangladesh.The US government, through USAID, has provided more than $7 billion in development assistance to Bangladesh since 1971.In 2017, USAID provided over $212 million to improve the lives of people in Bangladesh through programmes that expand food security and economic opportunity, improve health and education, promote democratic institutions and practices, protect the environment, and increase resiliency to climate change.
Share Courtesy – FW HeritageA home in Houston’s First Ward that was restored by FW Heritage.We all know the adage about Houston: that we’re not the best at preserving buildings with history and character and that we’d rather just bulldoze them for a brand new strip mall or mid-rise apartment complex.Well, a Houston couple originally from Malaysia is trying to do something about that phenomenon in one neighborhood. Over the last few years, Dominic Yap and his wife, Lin Chong, have bought and restored more than a dozen different historic homes in Houston’s First Ward. They even started a company, called FW Heritage, once the hobby turned into a full-time passion for them both. Dominic oversees the structural renovation while Lin works on the interior and style elements. Plus, she’s a real estate agent and handles the sale of the house once it’s done.Michael Hagerty visited with the couple at a home whose renovation is almost complete and learned about the challenges of trying to preserve historic homes in the Bayou City.MORE:Houston’s First Ward is Flourishing, But Not Without Some Friction (Houston Chronicle, April 23, 2014)Preserving the First Ward (Houston Chronicle, April 23, 2014)– / 7
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Burning Man’s Israeli offshoot, Midburn is a special 5-day festival held in the Negev Desert around May – June every year. It is the second largest regional Burning Man after Africa Burns where, for six days, a temporary city is set up creating a platform for communal lifestyle, creativity, art and self-expression. Unlike a typical music festival with big acts, one can camp in the desert that host parties and in the centre of the playa are incredible art displays and a huge temple that is burned on the final night. This year, Midburn will be held between June 4 and 9.This summer, Israel will also host some of the biggest names of Rock genre like Bon Jovi, Slash and Air Supply. Air Supply, the soft-rock duo of the 80s, Graham Russell and Russell Hitchcock are set to tour Israel to play at the Caesarea Amphitheatre on May 16. The show will be a rock extravaganza featuring popular hits like ‘Making Love Out of Nothing At All’ and ‘I’m All Out of Love’.The iconic guitarist Slash of Guns N’ Roses fame will be live in Israel at the Tel Aviv Fair Grounds on July 9. Slash along with Myles Kennedy, lead vocalist of Alter Bridge and The Conspirators will perform as part of the promotional tour for their latest album, ‘Living the Dream’.Legendary rock singer Bon Jovi is also set to make an appearance in Tel Aviv on July 25 as part of the band’s European tour ‘This House is Not For Sale’ starting spring 2019. Jon Bon Jovi, aged 56 announced the concert in a video encouraging his fans to join him at the HaYarkon Park in Tel Aviv.
Patricia Miller, Madeline Evenson, Teresa Paglione and Kathleen Westcoat arrive as Dreams Riviera Cancun’s first guests on Oct. 1, 2009. The group arrived from Baltimore, MD on a Girlfriend Getaway, a package offered at all Dreams Resorts & Spas. The foursome, shown above, took part in the ceremonial ribbon cutting to officially open the resort.Dreams Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa, Dreams Resorts & Spas’ newest property located next to the charming beachfront town of Puerto Morelos, celebrated its grand opening on October 1, 2009.The first guests were personally greeted in the lobby by the entire resort staff and were each presented with bouquets of exotic tropical flowers before being invited to participate in the ceremonial ribbon cutting while a 12-piece Mexican mariachi band serenaded their arrival. Opening day festivities continued into the night as guests were invited to an unforgettable evening under the stars. Guests dined on gourmet dishes prepared by Dreams Rivera Cancun’s Executive Chef Carlos Brioars while listening to the cool sounds of live jazz by James Mclean of International Platters. The celebration was topped off by the heart-racing performance of ITZAES, a traditional Mexican dance troupe that fuses fire dancing with live drum beats.Guests staying at the all-new Dreams Riviera Cancun will enjoy Unlimited-Luxury® in an unparalleled tropical setting. The resort is surrounded by glistening pools, spring-fed cenotes, lush tropical gardens and a palm-studded beach. Amenities include 486 sumptuous premium octagonal rooms and suites with stunning ocean views, 24-hour room service, daily refreshed mini bars, countless activities, gourmet dining options and bars serving premium brands. For additional information about the resort or to book a vacation, please visit www.dreamsresorts.com, call 1.866.2DREAMS or your favorite travel agent.
NEW YORK, N.Y. – Discovery Inc. signed a $2 billion agreement that gives it media rights to PGA Tour programming for its 220 markets outside the United States.The deal announced Monday is designed to allow Discovery to deliver golf around the world on every screen and device. It’s the PGA Tour’s latest effort to expand its fan base around the world.The 12-year deals starts next year and runs through 2030.The PGA Tour has U.S. television deals with NBC Sports and CBS Sports for weekend coverage, and with Comcast-owned Golf Channel for weekday and some full tournaments in the fall and in January.The tour said the agreement gives Discovery live rights outside the U.S. to some 2,000 hours of PGA Tour content. That includes all six circuits the PGA Tour runs, such as the PGA Tour Champions and smaller tours in China, Canada and Latin America.The four majors have separates broadcast deals with CBS (Masters and PGA Championship), NBC (British Open) and Fox Sports (U.S. Open).Along with live linear rights to its global markets, the partnership with Discovery includes creating a dedicated, PGA Tour-branded video streaming service using Discovery’s direct-to-consumer product and its platform as home to the Eurosport Player.Eurosport Player offers unlimited access to sports content available from where a subscriber is connecting.The tour said Discovery expects to invest more than $2 billion over 12 years, which would include licensing of PGA Tour international media rights and building a live stream platform outside the U.S.David Zaslav, president and CEO of Discovery, said the relationship will create “the new global Home of Golf.”Alex Kaplan, a former NBA media executive who most recently worked for Eurosport Digital, will be in charge of Discovery’s partnership with the tour. by The Associated Press Posted Jun 4, 2018 7:01 am PDT Last Updated Jun 4, 2018 at 9:00 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email FILE – This is a July 31, 2017, file photo showing The Discovery Communications logo atop its headquarters in Silver Spring, Md. Discovery, Inc. has signed a $2 billion agreement that gives it media rights to PGA Tour programming for its 220 markets outside the United States. The deal announced Monday, June 4, 2018, is designed to allow Discovery to deliver golf around the world on every screen and device. It’s the PGA Tour’s latest effort to expand its fan base around the world. The 12-year deals starts next year and runs through 2030. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File) Discovery signs $2 billion rights deal with PGA Tour
IT WAS a welcome change to see all the politicians united, embracing the same cause and making positive speeches in the House on Friday, during the debate on the three government bills, which will pave the way for the eventual introduction of a national health system (Gesy) offering universal health cover. There was none of the usual bickering and pettiness that marks all House debates as the party leaders waxed lyrical about what they all agree was a historic day for Cyprus, some even congratulating Health Minister Yiorgos Pamborides for making it happen.President Anastasiades was on the same wavelength, saying on Friday: “I consider this day historic in the course of the Republic of Cyprus since, after decades of endless discussions, one of the most defining and radical reforms has been achieved. I consider today’s approval of the three bills that lay the foundations for Gesy to be of equal importance with the adoption and introduction of the social insurance system in the 1960s.” He did however sound a word of caution about “the potential difficulties that could arise in the implementation of the scheme,” although he felt this was inevitable in any reform of such a scale.While there is still a long way to go, and it may be over-optimistic to talk about a fully, operational Gesy in three years’ time, bearing in mind the pace at which the state services operate, nobody can question the government’s commitment to the scheme.It was 16 years ago that the first Gesy legislation was passed, but in that time there had been a lot of talk and very little action with successive governments terrified of taking on such a daunting, complex project that had never been undertaken before. Neither the expertise nor the political will existed, and politicians were content to push things back while paying lip service to the scheme.It was the much-reviled Troika that eventually persuaded the government of the need to introduce universal healthcare, by including it in the assistance programme. The Troika technocrats carried out studies, offered advice and encouraged the government to take the necessary steps, reviewing the decisions regularly. Anastasiades embraced the idea, but it was only after the appointment of Pamborides as health minister in the summer of 2015 that things really started moving.Pamborides made the introduction of Gesy his mission, taking decisions, clashing with interest groups, pandering to the parties for their support and engaging the public. His tenacity, determination and single-mindedness were key, as was Anastasiades’ smart move of getting the parties on board by holding a Gesy national council.Friday’s vote though is just the beginning as there is still a very long way to go. Making badly run, disorganised, wasteful state hospitals staffed by privileged workers into efficient, viable, well-organised entities is easier said than done. Some have argued that this was not possible, claiming that Gesy would turn into a black hole into which more and more of the taxpayer’s money would have to be poured to keep it going.The finance minister a few months ago implied there was such a risk, while insurance companies, that stand to lose a lot of business from the introduction of Gesy, have argued quite convincingly that the state’s health insurance monopoly could not be trusted to manage claims efficiently or economically.These are valid points, considering how the state sector operates, the endemic corruption, the disregard for the taxpayer’s money and the control wielded by unions for which the public good is not high on their list of priorities. Admittedly, these are not ideal conditions for introducing a system of universal healthcare which will cost huge amounts of money to operate, but all ambitious projects carry big risks. Controlling these risks should now be the priority of the policy-makers, because failure to do so could prevent the actual introduction of the scheme.The government will need to hire experts to help prepare state hospitals for autonomy and ensure the rational management of resources, because this is the next big step that needs to be taken if we are to make the July 2020 deadline for the introduction of Gesy.With all the political parties united, a committed government and the public, which has fully embraced the idea, applying pressure, conditions could not be better for pursuing the implementation of Gesy. It will not even be a cause for bickering and accusations in the presidential election campaign.You May LikeFigLeaf Beta AppHow to Become Fully Anonymous Online in Less Than 3 Minutes? 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