A post-mortem examination conducted on the body of the C Field, Sophia, Greater Georgetown man, whose remains were discovered on Saturday evening revealed that he died as a result of a punctured left lung.Public Relations Officer of the Guyana Police Force, Jairam Ramlakhan said on Wednesday that the examination done by Government pathologist, Dr Nehaul Singh, on Tuesday found that the cause of death of 49-year-old Trevor Dublin wasDead: Trevor Dublinperforation of the lungs.Dublin, of Lot 385 C Field, Sophia, was a serviceman employed with BK International. His lifeless body was found around 22:15h on the C Field Sophia Access Road by Police ranks on mobile patrol.According to Police reports, the body bore a single wound to the left side chest. At the time, Dublin was clad in a dark-coloured shirt and blue jeans. The man was also wearing a pair of black long boots at the time his body was found. Investigators also found a knife and a toque in close proximity to his body.The Police arrested an E Field, Sophia resident Saturday evening after he was found near Dublin’s body.However, while investigators believe that the suspect may have had something to do with or know something about Dublin’s murder, the E Field resident has reportedly denied any involvement in the man’s death.Nevertheless, the suspect remains in custody as investigators work to determine whether there was any connection between the two men. When contacted on Wednesday, C Division (East Coast) Commander Calvin Brutus told this newspaper that detectives have found “nothing substantial as yet”.
Ireland’s Gaeltacht Areas and Scotland have announced the establishment of dedicated reciprocal trade offices to provide business support services to companies and facilitate investment and trade opportunities. It follows a visit by a Scottish trade delegation to the Donegal Gaeltacht this week.Led by West Lothian Chamber of Commerce and facilitated by Scottish Chambers of Commerce (SCC) and Údarás na Gaeltachta, the reciprocal arrangement is the first of its kind for Scotland and the Gaeltacht and will act as a valuable resource for SMEs looking to expand their international B2B partnerships. The Scottish Government’s Minister for Trade, Investment and Innovation, Ivan McKee MSP, made the announcement at a major gathering of Scottish and Irish business leaders.He said “This is an excellent example of private and public sector working together and building meaningful alliances that will make it easier for businesses to build their capacity to trade.“The establishment of reciprocal trade offices demonstrates the commitment of the Scottish and Irish business communities to expand opportunities for trade and investment and foster great collaboration and cooperation.“This is an excellent outcome of the three day Business Trade Visit to the Donegal Gaeltacht that I was very pleased to lead and I look forward to supporting this important alliance.” Commenting on the announcement Irish Government Chief Whip and the Minister of State for the Irish Language, Gaeltacht and the Islands, Seán Kyne, T.D., said this was a major step forward.“This announcement is a significant step for Ireland’s Gaeltacht Areas and highlights the national and international influence of the Gaeltacht region and the opportunities that arise from alliances and through cooperation. I would like to acknowledge the work of my colleague, Joe McHugh, T.D., who established strong links with the business sector in Scotland during a trade mission with Údarás na Gaeltachta and representatives from my Department in July 2018.“The seeds sown on that mission are now showing the first green shoots with today’s announcement. This reciprocal trade office arrangement that is to be established is a vote of confidence for rural Gaeltacht areas which we will continue to support and highlights the benefits that come from providing suitable infrastructure and transport links in rural areas.”Liz Cameron OBE, Director & Chief Executive, of Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said there are immense opportunities between Ireland’s Gaeltacht Areas and Scotland and the establishment of trade offices in our respective areas is a clear indicator of our ambition and commitment to expand our international business relationships.“The ‘business touchpoints’ will connect ambitious businesses looking to expand their customer base and identify new trading partnerships. This alliance further extends the opportunity for Scottish businesses to connect internationally and adds to our existing international touchpoints in China, Canada and Indonesia, clearly demonstrating the effective results for business when private and public sector work in collaboration.” Commenting on the announcement, Micheál Ó hÉanaigh, Chief Executive Office, Údarás na Gaeltachta, said this new alliance facilitated by Údarás na Gaeltachta and Scottish Chambers of Commerce is an important step forward to expand trading opportunities for Irish businesses.“It will also provide Scottish business a significant chance to establish a presence in Ireland and to explore the new markets and opportunities that it provides.“The reciprocal arrangement will also be of significant benefit to Gaeltacht companies to have access to information, support and expertise to build their export base in Scottish markets. We look forward to playing an active role in realising the benefits of this Business to Business alliance and capitalising on the economic opportunities for communities in the Gaeltacht region.“In light of the uncertainties that Brexit is creating for businesses both in Scotland and in Ireland it is hugely encouraging to be able to continue the mutually beneficial partnership that we have forged with the Scottish Chambers of Commerce and the business community in Scotland.” New trade offices set up between Donegal’s Gaeltacht and Scotland was last modified: October 20th, 2018 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)
It’s estimated that one-third of the 1.5 million retailers in the United States aren’t ripe for investing in new cash handling technology—they’re simply too small or don’t have the revenue to see any benefit from an investment.However, that leaves legions of retailers that can—should they be convinced of the value—upgrade their current cash handling procedures.The low end of this available market, which represents about another one-third of retailers, is fairly mature, with simple cash control devices penetrating about 75 to 80 percent of the workable market for such solutions, according to a 2017 study by the ATM Industry Association, Retail Cash Management.- Sponsor – But at retailers with some level of automation, which have the size, level of profitability, or mindset to potentially automate aspects of cash management, there is significant room for growth. Penetration of the smart-safe workable market, which could be as much as 30 percent of the total retail space, is only at about 13 percent. And there are only 3,000 to 3,500 cash recyclers active in the US retail market space out of a serviceable market for recyclers of approximately 150,000 retailers, or just 10 to 12 percent penetration of the potential market for cash recyclers in retail.The new research study concludes, “With the introduction and expansion of smart safes in the mid to late 1990s, and with the growth of the market over time, as well as the expansion of cash management to the fully automated recycler products, the retail market is poised for an explosive growth in products, solutions, services, and support in automated cash management.”Potential for growth indicates opportunity—but also a complicated marketplace. Solutions range from entry-level systems to completely closed point-of-sale (POS) cash handling solutions in which cashiers have no access to cash at all to solutions that integrate back- and front-office solutions with those used by banks and cash-transit companies. There are traditional smart safes and newer cash recyclers, which include a bin for coin deposits in addition to a note recycler that provides retailers with access to in-store cash from which they can make withdrawals after it is validated and credited to their account. Associates can use recycler units to fill their registers, cashiers can trade large bills for smaller ones, and smaller bills are recycled back into operating cash inventory, reducing the need for change orders and providing an audit trail for each transaction.It’s a maze of options, and at the risk of being distracted by cat videos, YouTube provides useful tutorials on the range of choices and a chance to watch units in action. Retail case studies offered up by major vendors in the field offer additional insight into specific projects undertaken by retailers, quick-serve restaurants, and others.Critically, it’s important for LP to educate themselves about solutions while not looking for the “one right” answer. “A retail strategy is actually the first determinant of how you should manage your cash,” advised Mike Keenan, CPP, CFI, LPC, an industry veteran who has led LP at Macy’s, Ross, and Gap during his distinguished career. Risks, resources, cash intake, and a host of other factors are also determinants. “Different retailers will need different solutions,” Keenan noted.In Search of Value through Cash Handling ProceduresCash demand forecasting is an important part of a decision on investing in cash handling systems; so, too, is a complete accounting of current cash handling activities and their associated costs. While both areas may exceed the boundary of LP, executives should be aware of them—and the full scope of the financial and business impacts of cash management—to be a full partner in a retailer’s drive for profitability—today’s higher mandate for LP.“It’s the direction of the industry, where we need to be expanding that value and changing what a project sponsor brings to the table,” explained John Van Slingerland, vice president of business development at G4S Retail Solutions, a provider of end-to-end retail cash management solutions.It’s also why providers such as G4S have invested heavily in educating LP on cash management beyond the impact on risk. “In general, folks in LP and AP are being asked to do more. Moreover, they want to be asked to participate in the strategic part of the business,” he said. “It’s about supporting them as they go to their business partners with more benefits than just securing cash and a provisional credit at the end of the day. It’s also about other benefits that put them in a position to help drive consistency in the business.”What are some of those other benefits? Broadly, a retailer that adopts more efficient cash handling procedures can reduce the costs of cash management, which may increase levels of customer service and allow a more transparent monitoring of cash payment flow.To maximize the effectiveness of a cash handling solution, experts say a retailer should examine the whole cash cycle and effectively involve all stakeholders, including LP, operations, finance, store owners and managers, banks, and cash-in-transit companies.On the business side, when a retailer can get a near real-time picture of its cash assets, it can make use of that working capital, make better business decisions, reduce bank fees and risk, and improve compliance. And as interest rates climb, the value to retailers of having nearly real-time access to cash deposits increases. And it’s not just LP and finance that can make use of the data that today’s solutions can generate. Marketing can use the intelligence to make a correlation between an advertising campaign or sale and cash intake, for example.Different technologies and features yield different value. Cash counting machines, for example, reduce errors and cash drawer counting to under a minute. Using a cash recycling machine also saves a retailer from depositing costs, automates the counting process, and makes it easier to track the reconciliation process. The benefits of smart-safe technology are broadly known—they sort cash and automatically credit accounts—but enhanced business intelligence from them is expanding their value.Cutting costs associated with maintenance and service is one example. Connected cash systems can continually perform health checks, issue status reports, and permit remote troubleshooting. And updating permissions, such as adding or deleting authorized users, can be made at the central repository. Configuration changes can be pushed out to 1,000 stores at once. “For larger retailers there is significant administrative burden associated with profile management and having technicians go out and do local updates. Now that it’s cloud-based, all of that can be done remotely,” explained Jim Poteet, former executive vice president [now CEO] at FireKing.If a retailer is experiencing high cash shortages in its stores, advanced cash management technology can be particularly beneficial, according to Keenan. By improving accountability and control, the technology can reduce actual cash losses, enhancing the ROI equation.Time saving has been a major driver of business value for 7-Eleven from its investments in automated cash handling technology. “It has allowed for agreements that we don’t have to separate bills. The stores can take entire bundles as they are fed, rather than sorting, and that saves the stores time,” said Smith. “And with integration at POS, we can identify employees and to whom the machine dispenses change if they need more in the till. That level of intelligence has improved the time spent managing cash at shift changes and at start and end of day.”That can bring a retailer substantial value. Administration accounts for 72 percent of cash handling costs, according to data from Gunnebo, a provider of cash handling solutions. The average time spent on till reconciliation during shift changes is nearly fifteen minutes, and even more is spent on manual consolidation in cash offices for each checkout. Replenishing tills, reporting, safe reconciliations, cash transport preparation, ordering change, and other administrative tasks that technology can automate consume additional time.Indeed, retailers in case studies most frequently cite time saving as a primary source of payback for automated cash handling technology. For example, Tony Lawson, director of asset protection for Goodwill of Southeast Wisconsin and its 64 locations, estimates his organization is saving two to four hours per day by switching from counting all cash by hand to use of a Tellermate intelligent cash counter with an integrated keypad and printer. Schnuck Markets, Panda Express, and Rack Room Shoes tell similar stories of saving money by eliminating manual money handling.By conducting a pilot study in which time spent managing cash is measured pre- and post-implementation of cash handling technology, it’s possible for a retailer to make an assessment of the potential ROI from this aspect of automation. It’s an important step for all retailers to take because the value from faster cash handling will vary, according to Mike Keenan. While use of cash recyclers helped one major retailer eliminate thousands of back-office jobs in 2017, those types of major savings aren’t a sure thing. “Cash counting machines help people be more efficient and increase accuracy, but the value you’ll get from that depends on the business environment.”Keenan explained that if a store has personnel who just handle cash, there is an opportunity to reduce headcount, which would translate into significant savings. “But so many retailers have moved to lean payroll models that they may just have a manager responsible for handling the cash.” And although automation could allow a manager to increase his or her productivity, that is a substantially more squishy value-add than trimming payroll.Keenan believes that LP executives need to take a judicious approach in general. “Today’s cash management solutions are very creative, and they have lot of bells and whistles. They may sound good, but you have to thoroughly examine them—what will the ROI truly be?” He noted that for a retailer looking at purchasing units for thousands of locations, it’s far from a guarantee that the payback period will be quick enough to make for a winning business case. “So an important part of looking at cash solutions is to be extremely clear on exactly what the unit or solution is going to bring you.”To that end, retailers should be wary of taking a siloed approach to examining cash handling solutions. As for LP, experts we talked to suggested that they should educate themselves on the broad business benefits of advanced cash management solutions—such as achieving working capital benefits by getting cash more quickly into accounts—as well as measure and communicate the security risks and benefits associated with different cash handling options.Learn more about reducing risk through cash management processes by reading the full article, “Cashing In on Security,” which was originally published in 2017. This excerpt was updated August 21, 2018. Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox. Sign up now
8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… david strom Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#cloud#Cloud Providers#news Very few of the service providers she looked at have an SLA for compute or storage performance. They do have SLAs for network availability and other service requests, however. This is an important point to keep in mind. And some of the providers offer less-than-stellar agreement levels, too. Customers do not usually save money by using cloud IaaS. In case you didn’t read the above bullet point, Leong emphasizes that it is agility, not costs, for which the cloud is currently used by enterprises. Very few of the service providers offer availability and performance monitoring, visible in their customer portal, as part of their self-service IaaS offering. That surprised me. I wish she would have included a few screenshots in the report, but then Gartner is still learning how to do this hands-on thing. A new Gartner Magic Quadrant report is available this week covering the public cloud computing vendors. Not surprisingly, AWS received top honors, although Terremark, Savvis and CSC were also praised. Bluelock, a smaller vendor, also got props. The report is very detailed in the usual Gartner manner and is a must-read for enterprise IT architects who are evaluating players in this space.We can’t reproduce the graphic, but we did review the entire report, written by Lydia Leong and blogged about by her here.Leong looked at simple and multiple workloads, both managed and unmanaged, from 20 cloud providers. Each provider had to offer services in at least two separate data centers and have more than $10 million in IaaS revenue in 2010. The PaaS vendors weren’t covered, even though it is getting harder to distinguish what is a platform and what is an infrastructure service. It is Gartner’s first-such MQ evaluation of this set of vendors.What was unusual, and Leong admits this in her post, is that she actually got her hands dirty and tried each of the services out personally. To my knowledge, this is new for Gartner (hands-on testing). I mean, she actually had to use her personal credit card to spin up an account on each provider! Good for her. Here are some of the highlights:More aspects of IT operations management are being automated, so that IaaS offers value beyond self-service provisioning. “For companies with reasonable access to capital and which already have an IT operations team, today’s IaaS offerings may not represent cost savings for typical business workloads.” Very few also offered a standardized architecture across their public and private cloud offerings. GoGrid and CSC are ones that do offer this feature, should that be important to you.On the whole, I give Gartner high marks on this MQ. Leong takes pains to distinguish the many different IaaS flavors, and to try to delineate when you would want to use one or the other with her different providers. Related Posts
93 of Australia’s best Youth Touch Footballers took their first steps towards selection for the Federation of International Touch 2009 Youth World Cup after a comprehensive training camp at the Currimundi Fitness Centre at Currimundi on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast from Thursday 29 June to Sunday 1 July 2007.Players in National squads in the six FIT Youth World Cup age divisions – 20 Years Men’s, Women’s, and Mixed, and 18 Years Men’s, Women’s, and Mixed, were put through their paces by National Youth Coaches, National Open Coaches, and National Open players.Some of the sport’s biggest names gathered to provide support to help educate and guide the new breed of up and coming stars of the sport over a demanding weekend that included a variety of activities to develop the on and off field skills of Australia’s best youth talent.Touch Football Hall of Fame members Peter Mc Neven and Scott Notley joined current World Cup Open representatives Peta Rogerson, Gary Sonda, Tony Eltakchi, and Australian Open Women’s Captain Sharyn Williams as mentors at the camp.2007 Australian Open Men’s and Women’s World Cup winning coaches Tony Trad and Kerry Norman were also on hand to assist coach and player development.TFA’s High Performance Coordinator Wayne Grant, Elite Programs Director, Cathy Gray, and High Performance Coaching Director Ian Stanley, also attended to drive their respective areas of expertise to ensure the camp was successful in achieving numerous outcomes for participants, the program, and the sport itself.Players participated in a range of activities including fitness assessments, skills sessions, game play, mixed games, video analysis, recovery sessions, nutrition lectures, media engagements, and individual player debriefs.All Youth National squad members adapted to life well as Elite representatives of their chosen sport and trained and played with a high level of effort, endeavour, and effectiveness commiserate with players of the highest standard. It wasn’t all hard work for the Youth squads, with off the field fun that included a ropes course and an impromptu skit night organized by “The Blackest Cat” Entertainment Group.Tony Trad, Gary Sonda, Dean Russell, and Tony Eltakchi provided a great night of entertainment for the squads with a games night featuring special guest interviews and challenges.The Australian Youth squads contributed themselves with National 18 Years Girls representative Laura Chivers (the sport’s nomination for the next “Australian Idol”) stealing the show and earning a standing ovation from the crowd with her moving solo version of the Missy Higgins hit, “They weren’t there”.The Boys were not to be outdone with Jordan Marshall, Tyson Brough, and Nicholas Sword proving their footwork was just as good on the dance floor as it is on the touch field, and Jess Shaw and Genevieve La Caze did their best to “step up” and match the boys in an impromptu “dance off”.Players knuckled down well and impressed their coaches with their willingness to learn, eagerness to work, and their passion for wearing the green and gold.National High Performance Coordinator Wayne Grant was pleased with the outcomes of the camp and believes the tone for future set camps has been established.“Everyone deserves congratulations on a job well done this weekend. Player effort and behaviour was beyond reproach, and our Coaches planned and ran appropriate and valuable sessions for the camp’s duration. The input of our mentor players and coaches was fantastic and the venue staff and TFA staff worked well together to support what turned out to be an extremely successful camp. We are well positioned to mount a very strong challenge to regain the FIT World Youth Cup in Auckland in 2009,” Mr. Grant said.National Youth Squad members will be monitored in coming months at various TID tournaments and squads will be reviewed at the National 18 Years Championships to be played in Coffs Harbour from 18-22 September 2007.
This June, thousands of restaurants, food trucks and bars worldwide are uniting with one shared goal: the fight for a world in which every child is born HIV free.Video: A Special “Limerick” from Bono to Mario BataliEncouraging people to join the AIDS fight by eating and drinking (RED) this June, (RED) co-founder and U2 front man, Bono, recorded a special “limerick” for his friend who’s leading the campaign for (RED), chef extraordinaire, Mario Batali.Spearheaded by Mario Batali, the second annual EAT (RED) DRINK (RED) SAVE LIVES campaign offers food fans around the world a month-long program of special events and experiences, unique (RED) menu items and social media activations, all designed to raise money and awareness for The Global Fund to Fight AIDS.It costs as little as 40 cents for two life-saving pills that, when taken daily, can prevent an HIV+ mom from passing the virus to her unborn baby. Still, 650 babies are needlessly born with the virus every day. EAT (RED) DRINK (RED) SAVE LIVES rallies the culinary world to help get that number nearer to zero.“Food is a natural convener of people, and affords families and friends endless opportunities to share stories, ideas and discuss what’s happening in the world. For this reason, EAT (RED) DRINK (RED) SAVE LIVES is as much about raising money for The Global Fund to Fight AIDS as it is about inspiring conversation and action around the table,” explains Deborah Dugan, CEO of (RED).On May 31, the campaign officially launches at The (RED) Supper – an extraordinary al fresco dining experience hosted by Mario Batali on New York City’s Pier 26. Presented by Infiniti and in partnership with Outstanding in the Field, tickets to The (RED) Supper are available on Gilt.com/TheREDsupper. Each ticket purchased can help provide at least 100 days of life-saving HIV/AIDS medication.In addition to entertainment by The Roots, the event will bring together ten of today’s most celebrated chefs who will create very special four-course (RED) menus using locally sourced ingredients generously donated by Fresh Direct. The dinner will be paired with wines from the Francis Ford Coppola Winery, and Belvedere will serve cocktails mixed with fresh juice provided by Hurom.“The (RED) supper will be a remarkable moment in culinary history,” explains Batali. “We’re literally bringing people to the table to raise awareness and money to fight AIDS and urging people to go out and support this campaign by eating, drinking and thinking (RED) throughout the month of June!”Starting June 1, foodies everywhere will be able to eat and drink (RED) at more than 13,000 locations – from Los Angeles to London, Monaco to Mumbai and Sydney to Seattle.Supporting EAT (RED) DRINK (RED) SAVE LIVES is easy. Every participating business makes a donation to the Global Fund, and during June their customers can support a number of ways, ranging from ordering special (RED) menu items to making donations via text message. In addition, participating businesses in the US can benefit from a 50% discount on three cuts of meat from Pat LaFrieda Meats during June.Some of the 2015 highlights include: • Alongside the National Food Truck Association, Bank of America will host (RED) Food Truck Rallies in major US cities; for every food or drink purchase using a Bank of America debit or credit card, Bank of America will make a donation of 40 cents (up to $250,000) to the Global Fund. • Chipotle is offering a (RED) Chipotle gift card online and at Chipotle locations nationwide; Chipotle will donate 5% of every (RED) gift card purchase of $25 or more (up to $100,000) to the Global Fund. In addition, to build awareness around the AIDS fight, celebrity chefs including Mario Batali and Andrew Zimmern will create (RED)CIPES for dishes that will be available on Pinterest and other social networks using the real, whole ingredients in Chipotle kitchens. • Italian company, Alessi – known for transforming everyday household and kitchenware items into works of art – is launching a Special Edition (PRODUCT)RED collection; for each online or in-store purchase, Alessi will donate up to 10% of the retail price to the fight for an AIDS Free Generation. • Participating US Starbucks locations are offering two (RED) menu items from June 2-June 23; for every Raspberry Swirl Pound Cake or Red Berry Cheese Danish purchased, Starbucks will donate 10 cents to the Global Fund to help fight AIDS. Similarly, participating Canadian Starbucks locations will donate 10 cents US for every Raspberry Cheese Danish and Lemon Raspberry Loaf purchased. • Online fresh food grocer FreshDirect is creating an EAT (RED) page at www.freshdirect.com/RED where customers can order the highest quality, direct-from-the-farm food, with a portion of each purchase going to fight AIDS. • Delivery.com is making a 40 cent donation to the Global Fund for orders placed all month. • Belvedere Vodka, a proud partner of (RED), is celebrating the launch of EAT (RED) DRINK (RED) SAVE LIVES with a series of Belvedere DRINK (RED) cocktail events in cities across the country from New York to San Francisco and more. Additionally, Belvedere (RED) cocktails will be featured at many restaurant and bar accounts throughout the campaign. • EAT (RED) DRINK (RED) SAVE LIVES chef ambassadors across the globe will serve up their best recipes at special (RED) fundraising dinners at their restaurants, including Sao Paolo’s Epice Restaurante, Charlotte’s Heirloom Restaurant and Sydney’s O Bar and Dining.To learn more about EAT (RED) DRINK (RED) SAVE LIVES, campaign chef ambassadors, search for participating businesses worldwide or view the global calendar of events, please visit Red.org/eat.
MONTREAL — Bombardier Inc. says its largest jetliner, a massive rail backlog and aftermarket services will propel the plane-and-train maker to 10 per cent revenue growth in 2019, roughly in line with analyst expectations.The 2019 guidance comes in the wake of a 60 per cent stock dive over the past five months and recent restructuring plans that will see 5,000 employees — including 3,000 in Canada — lose their jobs over the next five years.The Montreal-based company, which reports in U.S. dollars, forecasts total revenues of about $18 billion next year, as the freshly certified Global 7500 — its longest-range business jet — enters into service. The jetliner, sold out through 2021, will contribute to an expected $6.5 billion in business aircraft revenues. Both figures align roughly with analyst expectations, according to Thomson Reuters Eikon.A $34-billion rail backlog will furnish more than 80 per cent of the railway division’s projected income of $9.5 billion for 2019. The company forecasts a 30 per cent surge to between $1.15 billion and $1.25 billion in total earnings before interest, tax and special items.Bombardier estimates aftermarket revenues will grow to about $4 billion in 2019 from about $3.5 billion in 2018 as repairs and other services play out across its base of more than 100,000 rail cars, 4,700 business jets and 1,250 regional jets.Chief executive Alain Bellemare left the door open last month to more cuts down the line, following mass layoffs over the past three years that knocked off 14,500 positions around the world in the aerospace and railway divisions.Companies in this story: (TSX:BBD.B)The Canadian Press
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — The Fort St. John Literacy Society held its annual spelling bee on Saturday, with registration seeing a big increase over last year.Last year’s spelling bee saw just 15 students participate, but that number jumped to 78 participants from around the North Peace this year.First place contestants in each age group ended up taking home a prize of $100, along with trophies and medals. CM Finch student Roy Kim ended up placing first among Grade 1 students to open the spelling bee, while Cooper Haggstrom – who is homeschooled – placed second. In the combined Grades 2/3 group, Bert Ambrose student Maximus Willams ended up taking home the top prize, while Paige Umbach placed 2nd.After the second group of students competed, six members of the local media from Moose FM, the Alaska Highway News, and Bell Media competed to find out which of them relied the least on spell-check at work. After the judges threw several curveballs at the hapless broadcasters and journalists, it was CJDC-TV News Director Hugh Smith who ended up winning the media challenge.The two older age groups were dominated by students from Christian Life School. Literacy Society executive director Jessica Kalman said that the school held its own spelling bee before the event at the Lido Theatre over the weekend.Abigail Krafczyk placed first amongst Grades 4/5 students, followed by her classmate Irina Fendel. After a back-and-forth match-up that lasted close to 45 minutes, Dennis Fendel ended up winning the Grades 6/7 age group, beating Jaden Meyer.
New Delhi: A 34-year-old woman and her two daughters aged (2) and (5) died after the car in which they were travelling caught fire in East Delhi’s Akshardham area on Sunday evening.Whereas her husband, identified as Upendra (36), along with another daugter (3) had managed to get down from the car. Deputy Commissioner of Police (East) Jasmeet Singh said that the probable cause behind the incident is fire in the CNG cylinder. “The person who was driving the car managed to get down from the car with one kid but his wife and two daughters could not get down,” said DCP Singh adding that the family belongs to UP’s Loni area. Chief Fire Officer from Delhi Fire Services (DFS) Atul Garg said that they received a call regarding the fire around 6.33 pm on Sunday and fire tenders were rushed to the spot. Police said that the investigation is going on to know the actual reason behind the incident. “Probe is on from all angles. The victims are being counselled,” added police officer. DFS fire chief further added after dousing the fire, the bodies were taken out by the team. “They were not charred in the fire,” said Garg. The photograph of the vehicle showed that the car was completely gutted in the fire. “We can’t say how fire took place as the car was completely charred,” added Garg. It is suspected that the family was coming from South East Delhi when the incident took place. In an alleged video of the incident which was taking rounds in the social media group, it can be seen that one person holding a kid was crying. A car was also seen in flames. “Save my wife and children I don’t know how it happened,” the person said in the video. DCP Singh further stated that survivors told them that they were returning back to Loni when the incident took place. “There was the sudden spark in the front side of the car and the Upendra took the car in the corner and had only time to escape with one of the children,” said DCP East. In January, three persons were burnt to death and two others sustained injuries after a microvan and an SUV collided and burst into flames on Anand Vihar flyway in Shahdara.
Ohio State football’s defeat to Michigan State on Saturday was more than a setback in the Big Ten standings. It was nearly a loss of historic proportions. A 33-yard touchdown pass from senior quarterback Kirk Cousins to senior receiver B.J. Cunningham midway through the first quarter put the Spartans up early, 7-0. A field goal in the fourth quarter by Dan Conroy proved to be enough for the Spartans who went on to win, 10-7. With 10 seconds to go in the game, red shirt senior quarterback Joe Bauserman found Evan Spencer for a 33-yard touchdown pass to cut the lead to 10-7. But it was too little, too late for the Buckeyes. OSU was only able to accumulate 178 yards of total offense in the game against MSU’s 324 yards. The Buckeyes were only 10 seconds from being shutout for the first time since a 1993 blanking at the hands of Michigan. It would have been the first shutout at Ohio Stadium since October 1982, against Wisconsin. The Buckeyes started the game slowly with freshman quarterback Braxton Miller leading the offense, which accumuled only 42 yards of total offense in the first quarter. In the mean time, Cousins found Cunningham in the back of OSU’s end zone to open the scoring. Cousins rolled out to the right of his pocket and found the streaking Cunningham, who made the catch despite double coverage from OSU. In the second quarter, Miller completed a 33-yard pass on third-and-13 to push OSU into Spartans’ territory for the first time. The drive ended with 7:39 remaining in the first half after Miller’s next pass was thrown into double coverage and intercepted by MSU sophomore corner Darqueze Dennard. By the end of the first half, the Buckeyes’ offense had been out-gained by the Spartans, 170-87. OSU’s defense stopped MSU scoring threats twice in the second quarter, however. A fumble recovery by sophomore defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins with under one minute remaining preserved the 7-0 deficit. The Buckeyes attempted to salvage a score from the remaining 50 seconds of the half, but Miller took a sack and the clock then ran out. Michigan State jumped and celebrated as it headed for its locker room with the lead still intact — the Buckeyes exited the field to a chorus of boos. After the intermission, OSU’s defense held the Spartans again. MSU drove 52 yards from its own 14-yard line to set up a long field goal attempt. Conroy pushed his 51-yard try wide right of the uprights and OSU’s deficit remained at 7-0. OSU’s offense continued to sputter — Miller led the team to only 16 total yards of offense in the third quarter as redshirt senior quarterback Joe Bauserman began to throw a ball behind the Buckeyes’ bench. MSU moved into scoring position again late in the quarter when Cousins completed a 52-yard pass to Cunningham. The Spartans eventually moved to the Buckeyes’ 5-yard line, but Cousins’ pass on third-and-goal was intercepted in the end zone by sophomore safety C.J. Barnett. Then Bauserman went under center for the Buckeyes, though he didn’t fare much better, going 0 of 1 passing on his first drive before being sacked on third down. The Buckeyes’ never found their footing with either Bauserman or Miller leading the offense. Conroy’s 50-yard field with 10:35 remaining put the Spartans up 10-0 and proved to be the game-winning score. OSU (3-2) will continue conference play next Saturday when it makes its first-ever trip to Nebraska.