Public state memorial for Norman Kwong will be in Calgary

The Alberta government has announced there will be a public state memorial for the late Norman Kwong next week in Calgary.With more details to come, the service will be held Tuesday, Sept. 13, after a private funeral service for Kwong, who died Saturday at the age of 86.In the meantime, books of condolences have been set up in Edmonton and Calgary, as well as an online tribute page for those who cannot sign it in person.Albertans will be able to sign the books at the Legislature’s Rotunda and at Calgary’s McDougall Centre until the September 16.The hours in Edmonton are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday, and noon to 5 p.m. on weekends and holidays.The hours in Calgary are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday.Kwong was an Alberta pioneer in politics, business and sports, becoming the first CFL player of Asian heritage back in 1948, eventually becoming the youngest player to win a Grey Cup at the age of 18.He would go on to have a successful business career, including becoming one of the original owners of the Calgary Flames.He served as the province’s 16th lieutenant-governor and was a recipient of the Order of Canada.On Sunday, Premier Rachel Notley talked about his impact.“He was a gracious person who acted with great humility throughout his term as lieutenant-governor, but more than that, he also was able to make great strides and set an example and inspire many people from a number of different communities through his success,” she said. “He was very generous with his time and his support for many, many worthwhile causes.”“Albertans have lost a great, great Albertan.” The Alberta Order of Excellance/YouTube Public state memorial for Norman Kwong will be in Calgary by News Staff Posted Sep 5, 2016 1:07 pm MDT Last Updated Sep 5, 2016 at 1:11 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

SMMT to host second eBusiness seminar in Coventry

SMMT is to hold an e-Business seminar at Coventry TechnoCentre on 4 July. The half-day event, aimed at business managers, will examine the issues faced by OEM suppliers and offer advice on how companies can take advantage of the e-Business revolution.E-market places, such as Covisint will be explained and a series of presentations on the European Exchange Network (ENX) will focus on its advantages over the Internet. There will also be a special presentation by Ford on the use of Electronic Data Interchange and how suppliers can save time and money using this technology.Unique to this event will be real case studies. Presentations will demonstrate how suppliers have benefited from e-Business in practice. Federal Mogul, Ricardo and Covisint, among others, are scheduled to present and the event will be chaired by SMMT chief executive Christopher Macgowan.The full programme is available (on this web site) where delegates can also find an on-line booking facility.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

Steph Curry Is Running Circles Around The Cavs Defense

OAKLAND, Calif. — LeBron James’s relative solo act has been discussed at length this postseason. But for how much his showings set him apart from his team, there’s an argument to be made that no Cavalier feels more alone than Kevin Love.And on Sunday night, Love was made to feel like he was on an island again and again and again — maybe a dozen times in all. In each instance, Stephen Curry — a two-time MVP and the greatest shooter on the planet — had Love right where he wanted him: By himself, with no help defender in sight, giving the Golden State star the time and space to dissect him off the dribble to the tune of 33 points and a finals-record nine 3-pointers. The lights-out shooting helped spur the Warriors to a 2-0 edge in the best-of-seven series, which now heads to Cleveland for Game 3 on Wednesday.Certain shots will understandably garner the majority of the attention — particularly this nearly 30-foot circus shot to beat the shot clock early in the fourth that provided Golden State enormous momentum as Cleveland was attempting to make one final push. But beneath the surface, Curry is giving the troubled Cavs defense fits, in part because of what he and Klay Thompson do better than anyone else: move without the ball to free themselves for open shots.In particular, Curry has played a mix of both Hot Potato and Tag, essentially setting up give-and-go plays with his teammates by passing them the ball with the hope and intention of getting it back after he has sprinted to an open spot behind the 3-point line. The style of play makes him an even more challenging cover for the 29th-ranked Cleveland defense, not only because of the occasional confusion it brings about, but also because Curry’s teammates will occasionally use his give-and-go sequences as an opportunity to screen for him in the corner.Video Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Video Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.“It’s tough — really tough — to guard Steph anywhere out there on the floor because he’s just so good at finding himself open,” Love said after the game, in which Curry shot a perfect 5-of-5 from 3-point range in the final period.Curry’s ability to shake free was far from the only thing that explained Golden State’s victory. The Warriors, who’ve struggled at times with focus, jumped out to a 15-6 run to start the game and appeared locked in from the outset in the wire-to-wire victory. They made a point of being more aggressive defensively with James after his stellar Game 1 and sought to force the ball out of his hands by occasionally sending a second man at him. And perhaps most noteworthy: Curry’s co-stars, Thompson and Kevin Durant, were even more efficient than Curry himself, with Durant scoring 26 points on just 14 shots and Thompson getting 20 on 13 shot attempts.Yet the performance — with the sprint-and-shoot element of Curry’s game coming alive — highlights something meaningful about the Warriors. After looking stagnant and vulnerable at times on offense in its seven-game bout with the Houston Rockets, Golden State finally appears to resemble itself again — even without injured forward Andre Iguodala, whose presence as a secondary ballhandler has been missed on that end.Since Game 6 of the Houston series, Curry has shot 5-of-9 on give-and-go 3-point tries. By contrast, he has shot just 3-of-18 on all other catch-and-shoot looks from deep, according to analyst Matt Williams with ESPN’s Stats & Information Group. (Worth noting: Curry is getting almost an extra half-foot on average between him and his nearest defender when his shot stems from a give-and-go.)Curry noted Sunday that the sprint-and-shoot strategy is one that he has used for a while now. “We’ve been doing that for a long time — it’s just that everything’s under a microscope now in the playoffs,” said Curry, who’s building a case to win his first NBA Finals MVP. “With how teams guard us with all their switching and things like that, you’ve got to find ways to create space.”That space often comes in the form of a big like Love or Clint Capela lacking the footspeed necessary to track Curry all the way back out to the 3-point line after cutting through the paint. This — and Curry’s hesitation moves into the paint, which defenders have to honor to avoid him getting off 3-point attempts — is how Golden State makes teams pay for perimeter switches.And on Sunday, it resulted in Curry making Love and Larry Nance Jr. look like bad stuntmen — they went lunging and flying after the Warriors guard when he broke free in the short corner.So, sure: The Cavaliers might be able to take some solace in the idea of going back home for Games 3 and 4. But unless they can find a way to bottle up Curry and the rediscovered Warriors offense, even home-court advantage may not be enough to make this a series again.Check out our latest NBA predictions. read more

OAS committed to development of the regions tourism product

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedHistoric OAS tourism congress for next week, 25 countries confirm attendance so farMarch 16, 2018In “latest news”24th Inter-American Congress of Ministers, High-Level Authorities of Tourism launchedJanuary 26, 2018In “latest news”Region 10 to embrace sustainable TourismFebruary 2, 2017In “Local News” The Organisation of American States (OAS) is committed to ensuring the growth and development of the tourism sectors within its member states, so said Conference Specialist of the OAS, Luiz Coimbra.Louis noted that the “Government commitment, you have that, multilateral coordination, we need that; we are providing that, and the OAS is committed to doing this.”OAS Conference Specialist Luiz CoimbraAccording to the Department of Public Information (DPI), the OAS representative was at the time addressing a media briefing in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ boardroom to discuss activities surrounding the OAS’s 24th Congress to be held in Guyana.Additionally, Coimbra explained that the tourism sector provides a unique opportunity for economic development to take place, without the problems associated with pollution. He stated, “Tourism nowadays is a huge economic enterprise, maybe one of the strongest industries that you can have in a country without pollution, without any of the problems regular industries can cause.”Further, the Brazilian native reminded despite having great tourism products, the region is yet to realise its full potential, a cause the OAS is working toward, “I have to tell you guys that you have a beautiful country. You have the Amazon you have the sea for fishing you have rural areas that are ready to be a tourist area, beautiful wooden houses. You have to be proud of the beauties that you have in here.”The OAS representative added, “We have to do better. Guyana has to do better, Brazil has to do better, the countries of the Americas can do better. Our potential can do much bigger than what we are using right now.”The 24th Congress of OAS, which will be held at the Guyana Marriott on March 21-22,  is the first event to be hosted by Guyana. Discussions will surround the development of the tourism products of its member states. The theme of the Congress is, “Connecting the Americas through sustainable tourism” and will conclude on Thursday, March 22.Several high-level stakeholders from international tourist destinations are billed to participate, DPI said. read more

Joy Global thoughts on high technology mining machinery and critical materials

first_imgTed Doheny, President and CEO of Joy Global, is the featured guest this month on National Mining Association’s Newsmakers, the NMA public affairs video series launched earlier this year. In this, the fifth video in the series, the Doheny interview highlights high-tech mining machinery and the valuable role it plays in procuring the minerals and metals needed to meet manufacturing needs. In the interview, Doheny touched on the fact that America has vast reserves of minerals and metals that are critical to creating the innovative technology we use daily; however, reserves will not just be lying out there in an open field. Instead, Doheny explained, mining companies will need cutting-edge machinery to keep mineral supplies robust.“Well, as we like to say, ‘It starts here.’ Meaning, in order to enjoy that tablet or other handheld electronic device you probably have nearby, you need minerals and metals,” Doheny said. “And to extract those minerals and metals, you need our mechanised machinery.”Doheny then pointed out that up to 60 different minerals are used to make computer chips, while high-definition televisions require 35 different metals and smartphones can contain as many as 42 different minerals.Unstable supply chains can lengthen production time, increase logistical and transportation costs, and diminish a manufacturer’s ability to ensure environmental and social accountability of sourced materials, Doheny explained.But a predictable and steady supply of minerals and metals helps manufacturers keep the assembly lines moving and also produces great economic opportunity for America. It also fosters technological innovation that helps us maintain a high quality of life, Doheny said.To create a robust supply of minerals, Doheny suggested instituting sensible and sound policies that address supply threats head-on.“Critical minerals legislation passed in the House and proposed in the Senate is a good start,” Doheny said. “If we hope to support both manufacturers and innovators, we must reduce inefficiencies in the federal permitting process and work to invest in domestic minerals”last_img read more

Aggreko goes global with mobile and modular cooling tower

first_imgAggreko has launched the Global Cooling Tower (GT) series, its first mobile and modular cooling tower for the global market.The provider of modular, mobile power solutions said the GT series aims to “support and increase efficiency for customers operating in an increasingly decentralised and digitalised energy market”.“Engineered by Aggreko, the GT Series’ unique modular design aims to reduce customer energy costs and save space on industrial sites. Uniquely, the new cooling towers are built into a standard shipping container frame that can be installed quickly and easily on new sites, or integrated as part of existing Aggreko projects typically within a few days following delivery,” the company said.To support the frame, Aggreko has developed new extendable legs, housed within the frame, which can adjust the height of the cooling tower, based on customer need and application.The towers are currently available in two sizes, the GT-40 and GT-20, and can be lifted with a forklift or crane, and transported by road, rail, ship or air. This can reduce customer shipping costs by up to 40%, and offer a 25% smaller footprint, when compared with current towers, according to Aggreko. This, coupled with the unique extendable legs, allow the position of ancillaries under the towers to make the most efficient use of space on-site, the company says.The units, which have already been installed at customer sites from Japan to North America, can cool up to 4,000 gallons per minute (15.14 m³/min). The modular design of the units, however, allows the GT Series units to be interconnected side by side, or end to end, to cool up to 1,500,000 g/min (5,678 m³/min).Aggreko said: “The introduction of the GT series is the latest in a long line of Aggreko cooling technology innovations. In recent years, the company has led some of the largest emergency cooling operations ever undertaken, in sectors such as petrochemical and refining, oil and gas, mining, and food and beverage.”The units maintain temperature control and reduce energy costs through variable-speed fan motors. Aggreko estimates monthly energy savings from a single GT-40 cooling tower range from $2,000 to $5,000 compared with other rental cooling towers, contributing towards decarbonisation targets.Bill Carrick, Aggreko Group Director of Temperature Control, said: “As energy markets continue to transition, Aggreko remains committed to the ongoing technology investment and innovation that best suits changing customer needs.“The expertise of our people combined with the global availability of our large fleet of cooling towers, piping, pumps and power generation equipment, gives our customers an unmatched solution to meet any cooling need, no matter how large, how far or how urgent.”The GT Series is fully connected to Aggreko Remote Monitoring, providing constant monitoring of flow rates, temperatures, power consumption and water levels to ensure continuous top-performance around the clock.last_img read more

Hans Lindberg between Germany and Spain

The best scorer of Toyota Handball Bundesliga, right wing of HSV, Hans Lindberg (29) isn’t sure, where he will continue his succesfull career. The German club HSV Hamburg has offered Hans Lindberg a contract until 2017, but he’s not sure he will remain at Germany. Rumours saying that F.C Barcelona are interested for brilliant Danish right wing. One thing is certain, if Lindberg decide to stay in Germany, that will be only in T-shirt of HSV Hamburg.Lindberg is the first choice of Ulrik Wilbek in Danish squad. Before HSV, he played for Viborg. ← Previous Story Valero Rivera after fantastic start of Spain: “Defense is the key” Next Story → Laszlo Nagy won’t play at WC in Sweden Hans LindbergHSV read more

What Earth looks like from the International Space Station

first_imgPhotos of Earth taken from space are always powerful reminders of our technological progress. At once, these images show us how far we’ve come and yet how small we are in the grand scheme of things–our largest cities no more than sparkles of electric light on the surface of our own planet.Photographer Knate Myers recently took that duality to a whole new level by turning a collection of images from the International Space Station into a short video. Each frame of the video is a different, lightly Photoshopped time-lapse shot taken by crews on board the ISS, which means you get to see some beautiful imagery of our planet as it turns below. The sequences that feature flashes of lightning and the Auroras are particularly dazzling, and the frequent backdrop of the whirling cosmos certainly doesn’t hurt the presentation.What I like most about Myers’ video is the presence of the ISS itself. Almost every segment has a bit of the station in view or is shot through an observation window, and it serves as a constant reminder of where the images came from. Seeing the planet’s surface, the stars, and the ISS all moving together, you get a sense of what it’s like to be on the station. All photos of Earth are reminders that we’ve reached out into space, these highlight what we built when we got there.More imagery from the ISS, minus the musical accompaniment, is available on NASA’s Crew Earth Observations Videos page, which breaks all the views down by different regions of Earth.Read more at NASAlast_img read more

Complaints around 8th Amendment and rubbishing Mass on Rose of Tralee rejected

first_img Jan 31st 2017, 7:30 PM Complaints around 8th Amendment and ‘rubbishing Mass’ on Rose of Tralee rejected The BAI rejected seven complaints to do with last year’s Rose of Tralee 35 Comments 17,710 Views The Sydney Rose on the Rose of Tralee last August. Image: RTÉ Tuesday 31 Jan 2017, 7:30 PM By Cormac Fitzgerald FIVE COMPLAINTS AROUND a Rose of Tralee contestant insulting Irish Mass have been rejected by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland.Two complaints around a separate contestant expressing her support for a referendum to be held on the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution were also rejected.During last August’s Rose of Tralee the North Carolina Rose gave her views on Irish Mass.Three complainants took issue with her description of mass during her interview segment and the conversation that followed with the presenter Dáithí Ó Sé.In the segment, the Rose – Maigan Kennedy – describes her experience as a North American Protestant attending a Roman Catholic mass.She lightheartedly describes mass as “like a gym, and at the end the priest gives you a biscuit”. Ó Sé then questions – “was it gluten-free?” Source: Tony Clayton-Lea/TwitterFive complainants took issue with this description of Mass, claiming that it was insulting to the Catholic religion.One complainant stated that the Rose was “allowed to ridicule, make fun of and generally rubbish the Irish Roman Catholic Mass”.Another said that referring to the Eucharistic Host as a biscuit “should not have happened” and that it was “inexcusable”.Another said the segment was an “abuse of free speech” and an “insult to Irish Catholics who believe in God’s teachings”.In its ruling, the BAI found that the segment was in keeping with the “style of the programme” and that the Rose’s comments were “irreverent and humourous”.The BAI found that while people may have been offended, the Rose’s comments were not: Image: RTÉ Share Tweet Email1 The Sydney Rose on the Rose of Tralee last August. of a nature that they would cause widespread offence and could be considered to stigmatise, support or condone discrimination against people on the basis of their religion.The Eighth AmendmentTwo complaints were also rejected by the BAI to do with a separate interview segment with the Sydney Rose the previous night.In this case, the Sydney Rose – Brianna Parkins – made comments around a referendum being held on the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution.In her interview segment, Parkins said:I think it’s time we give women a say on their own reproductive rights and I would love to see a referendum on the 8th coming up soon.The comments sparked a lot of debate at the time, with Parkins winning praise from some quarters, but also being criticised from festival judges.In its ruling, the BAI found that the comments were Parkins’ “personal opinion made in the context of a light entertainment interview whose focus was on her character and her interests”.The Committee also found in its ruling that the presenter (Ó Sé) ”did not specifically elicit her views on the topic of Ireland’s abortion laws nor did he pursue this topic further”.Read: Woman subjected to ‘grossly offensive comments’ on fatal foetal abnormality on 98FM showRead: Today FM team given stern talking to about ‘weak c**k’ comment Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

EA développe des jeux exclusifs pour les Nokia Windows Phone

first_imgEA développe des jeux exclusifs pour les Nokia Windows PhoneNokia semble sur le chemin de la reconquête! Après avoir dévoilé ses modèles sous Windows Phone, la marque aurait négocié des jeux exclusifs auprès de l’éditeur Electronic Arts.Le vent semble avoir tourné pour le constructeur finlandais Nokia. Après des années d’errance, l’entreprise semble prête à revenir sur le devant de la scène avec ses smartphones Lumia. Si elle a soigné l’apparence et le design de ses appareils, la partie logicielle semble avoir également avoir été très étudiée. Après l’annonce d’une suite GPS autonome intégrée dans l’appareil, c’est du côté du jeu que Nokia a travaillé en signant l’exclusivité de titres développés par l’éditeur Electronic Arts (ou EA).À lire aussiWindows Phone : les Lumia 800 et 710 mis à jourLes titres seraient des titres originaux et des adaptations de licences Hasbro, directement intégrés dans les appareils. Un cadeau pour les acheteurs des Lumia, qui pourront directement s’amuser de titres pensés spécifiquement pour les smartphones. Pour regagner sa place de constructeur important, Nokia semble miser sur l’exclusivité. Cela pourrait tout de même, du point de vue des utilisateurs de Windows Phone, être frustrant de ne pouvoir profiter de ces titres, pourtant compatibles. Le pari est intéressant pour Nokia, plus dangereux pour Microsoft, mais dans tous les cas, ces annonces successives ne font qu’attirer l’attention sur le système d’exploitation. Le 31 octobre 2011 à 19:26 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more