OTTAWA — China’s move to stop buying several Canadian agricultural products has punished some farmers, and now industry leaders are worrying about the prospect of a broader threat — an eventual U.S.-China trade deal.Canadian exports of beef, pork, canola and soybeans have largely been locked out of the massive Chinese market following the December arrest of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou in Vancouver.At the same time, a handful of Canadian crops have had stronger sales to China over the past year, such as Canadian wheat, thanks to trade-related tariffs imposed by the U.S.Canadian Agri-food Trade Alliance president Brian Innes says Canada may see indirect benefits from the trade war in the short term — but he worries a deal down the road could have a negative impact on farm exports to China.Innes says President Donald Trump has been clear that any trade deal must include China agreeing to make major agricultural purchases from the U.S.He says Canadian exporters would like to see the government push for the removal of non-tariff barriers in other foreign markets — such as those in Europe and the Pacific Rim — because they have prevented farmers from fully benefiting from multilateral trade deals.At the moment, there are few signs of progress in the U.S.-China trade talks, but negotiators are expected to meet next month.The Canadian Press
In today’s Big Story podcast, flying is one of the most stressful things humans subject themselves to. And flying with a screaming kid next to you is one of the worst things that can happen on a plane. There might be only one thing worse: A screaming kid…with no parents.Of the many horror stories of airline travel is this recent phenomenon: Parents being seated away from their children—and sometimes these kids are three or four—in another section of the aircraft. Or being told they have to pay for reserved seating to avoid the chance this will happen.It’s this exact kind of you-have-no-option scenario that the Air Passenger Protection Regulations are supposed to prevent when phase two begins in December. But will these regulations be enforced? Or is the language halfhearted enough that nothing will get done, and flying in Canada will continue to be awful with a chance of disastrous?GUEST: Tamar Satov, Today’s ParentYou can subscribe to The Big Story podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google and SpotifyYou can also find it at thebigstorypodcast.ca.
One of the benefits of being among more than 70,000 Brock graduates is the opportunity to participate in our affinity program and receive special discounts on tickets, subscriptions, and services. From home and auto insurance and credit cards, to theatre tickets and car discounts, there are definitely perks to being a Brock grad. In many cases, your personalized alumni card must be presented in order to receive the discount.Alumni Affinity ProgramOn your behalf, we have negotiated special group rates for services like insurance and credit cards. We have partnered with reputable companies who are known for the quality and integrity of their service as well as their competitive pricing.Our affinity program results in savings for you and benefits for Brock. In return for your participation, the university earns revenue to support alumni programs and activities as well as student awards.TD Insurance Meloche Monnex — Home and Auto InsuranceMBNA Brock University Platinum Plus MasterCardAlumni discountsThe Office of Alumni Relations has arranged for a slate of exclusive discounts. These discounts are offered to all alumni with a valid alumni card. While the Office of Alumni Relations receives no financial return, we see value in offering a special perk to alumni who show pride in Brock by showing their card.Shaw Festival Theatre ticketsSt. Catharines Standard subscriptionHenley Honda alumni discountServices for alumniBrock Alumni Cards: Your alumni card identifies you as a Brock graduate and provides you with access to alumni benefits.Reunions: The Office of Alumni Relations can help you plan a reunion with friends you may not have seen in a while.Bibs for Brock babies: Brock wants to help celebrate another of your great achievements — the newest addition to your family! We’ll send you a complimentary Brock bib (which we hope will be the first of many pieces of Brockwear.)Brock documents: Forms that you may require to secure a job or enrol in a volunteer program, postgraduate applications and tuition tax receipts.Locate a friend: It can be difficult to stay connected, and sometimes we lose touch with each other. The Office of Alumni Relations helps you to reconnect with friends and classmates at brockpeople.caMail forwarding: If you no longer have the contact information of the Brock graduate you are trying to reach and cannot find it through traditional means, try brockpeople.ca You can also send your letter to the Office of Alumni Relations. Although we cannot provide you with an address, we are happy to forward a letter for you. Call 905-688-5550 x3816.For more information on alumni services, visit brockpeople.ca
Globalized auto industry vulnerable to new Brexit borders by Danica Kirka, The Associated Press Posted Aug 25, 2017 4:47 am MDT Last Updated Aug 25, 2017 at 9:00 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email CYLINDER BLOCK 082517: Map shows the voyage of a cylinder block through Europe from manufacturing to assembly; 2c x 3 inches; with related stories; JEM; ETA 7 a.m. Editor’s Note: It is mandatory to include all sources that accompany this graphic when repurposing or editing it for publication LONDON – Ford’s Dagenham diesel engine plant is a marvel of mechanization — a steel and chrome hangar full of LED lighting, robots and computer-controlled machine tools.The U.S. carmaker has invested $2.5 billion in the plant, where 3,150 people churn out an engine every 30 seconds. And they’ve been here a long time: Edsel Ford, son of founder Henry Ford, personally cut the sod to start construction of the company’s U.K. manufacturing headquarters in 1929.It’s hard to imagine Ford would walk away from all that if Britain fails to negotiate a favourable trade deal when it leaves the European Union.But don’t bet on it. With auto parts passing through as many as 15 countries before a car is completed, a Brexit agreement that results in new tariffs that increase the cost of Ford vehicles for consumers is no small problem.“It will force us to consider what the longer-term options are for the investments that we make, because let me be clear: We have to transact business in an environment where we can be competitive, and it’s that competitive base that we’re interested in making sure is protected,” said Steven Armstrong, CEO of Ford in Europe.Britain’s car industry, which employs 814,000 people, illustrates the struggle the country faces as it prepares to exit the EU.Cars are assembled, not forged in a single place. Modern manufacturing techniques result in carmakers having plants in several locations, often in different countries, that specialize in producing pieces of the finished vehicle. For instance, the plant in Dagenham, in east London, makes nothing but diesel engines and parts.Tariffs, which are non-existent for goods that move from one EU nation to another, are an oversized threat to British carmakers because they could be applied each time those components cross and re-cross international borders on their way to the new car showroom.“The country has high-tech assembly, a good presence of supply chain, links to Formula One teams that add to innovation — it does have a lot to recommend it,” said David Elmes, an expert on global energy and corporate change at the Warwick Business School. “But access to the European market is a concern.”Those concerns can be seen by following the movements of one component throughout the manufacturing process.Take engine assembly 0117A17201110027GK3Q 6007DC on the line at Dagenham, which will eventually power a Transit van. The unit is accompanied by a “birth history,” a passport of sorts, that chronicles where and when every component was installed. The summary alone is 56 pages long.This passport traces the block’s world travels from its “birth” as a cylinder block in Cologne, Germany, through Belgium and Holland and finally on to Dagenham. It will get a new “stamp” when the block is shipped back over the English Channel and across Europe to Turkey, where it will become part of a rear-wheel drive vehicle. Some of those vans then cross back across the U.K. border for a third time for sale — and theoretically each time it crosses, it could be taxed after Brexit.British carmakers, and many other industries, want the government to negotiate an agreement that preserves free trade with the EU’s single market after Brexit. Failure to do so could mean that tariffs and quotas are applied according to World Trade Organization rules, which would make each vehicle more expensive.WTO rules could raise the cost of finished vehicles by 10 per cent, says Mike Hawes, chief executive of the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders. “That could potentially flow through to about 1,500 pounds ($1,920) on the price of any vehicle, any imported vehicle from Europe sold in the U.K. So that would be a difficult and substantial cost to mitigate and clearly it would be to a large extent passed on to the consumer.”The industry relies on Europe as both a market and a supplier, with the EU accounting for 56 per cent of U.K. car exports and 69 per cent of imports in 2016, according to the SMMT. Besides that, Europe supplies the majority of components within U.K.-built vehicles.Ford wants to know how the government plans to address this issue — and soon.“We want access to the single market, we want a frictionless ability to move goods from the U.K. to Europe and back again, and we need some clarity on how that’s going to be delivered from the government,” Armstrong said. “That’s what we really want.”Prime Minister Theresa May has repeatedly said that remaining in the single market is not an option, but the government this month outlined its hopes for an agreement that would permit the “freest and most frictionless possible trade” with EU member states. This could include a temporary customs union with the bloc for up to three years after Britain leaves in 2019 to give businesses time to adjust to the new rules. Negotiations are set to begin again the week of Aug. 28.A transition period may be crucial for carmakers because they will have to adjust to new borders at a time of dramatic change for the industry.Carmakers globally are rushing to build more electric vehicles, requiring significant long-term investments. Britain currently makes more than 2.5 million engines a year but just under 13,000 electric cars, and the government wants to ban the sale of new diesel-powered cars and vans by 2040. There are also concerns the car market may not grow as much as ridesharing schemes become more popular.Against this backdrop, Brexit raises a question for carmakers: where to invest in future technologies.In one positive sign, Germany-based BMW recently decided to build its electric versions of the Mini in England.To encourage more such investment, the government could provide incentives to manufacturers and support technology, said Darren Jukes, head of the industrial products group at consulting firm PwC. The dramatic changes ahead driven by new materials and technology offer a chance to seize the moment.“We have a clean sheet of paper,” Jukes said. “What we have to do now is think about not just the next generation but the generation after that.”The change isn’t lost on the workers at the Ford’s Dagenham operations. There have been cuts and change over decades in the community immortalized in the movie “Made in Dagenham,” a film about a strike by female workers in 1968 over equal pay. The word “competitive” comes up often in conversation.Plus all they have to do is look around — robots do much of the work. In places where a human being is required, a computer is often nearby to correct mistakes.The uncertainty of Brexit worries people like Samy Alakarsamy, who has proudly worked for Ford for 35 years. For him, the debate is more about location than politics. Moving to, say, Germany, is just not on the cards for the 56-year-old.“I hope the future is here,’” he said while a conveyor belt of unfinished cylinder heads whirled around him. “That’s all I’m interested in.”
Before, that is, the festival was “blown to bits” by the rise and rise of the social media critic. The organisers of Cannes have made the first major changes to the festival in decades, insisting they must move to protect filmmakers and actors from the indignity of knowing their film has received a one-star drubbing before they set foot in the official premiere. For the stars of the Cannes Film Festival it is the biggest moment of their year, as they step out on the red carpet to celebrate the global premiere of their long-awaited film. Saying social media had left opinions about films flying around the world as “confetti-like strips of rumours”, they claim it is ruining the festival experience…
Lees, 54, who wrote the teen trilogy Kumari, led a course of conduct “which amounted to harassment”, the judge said, as he ruled in Mr Kaye’s favour. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. Actor Ivan Kaye outside Central London County Court Credit:Paul Keogh Mr Kaye’s partner, Beatrix Archer, said: “No matter how quietly we moved about the house, she banged, sent emails and threats, yelling constantly. Soon we spent the whole time upstairs, whispering and imprisoned.”Her behaviour led to him renting the flat out to tenants, but she also launched a “vendetta” against them too, the court heard. Alexandra Skinner, a 19-year-old undergraduate at the time, said that the experience had left her and her flatmates crying on the phone to their mothers. A children’s author faces a £1m payout after terrorising her actor neighbour with her “monstrously out of control” garden.Amanda Lees was accused at Central London county Court of terrorising Ivan Kaye, who has appeared in Eastenders and Vikings, with her behaviour after he bought the flat above her home in west London.When Mr Kaye, 57, first moved into the £850,000 property in Ravenscourt Park in 2013, he sensed tensions with her and tried to iron out her concerns, but she refused to speak to him.He claimed that the slightest noise elicited screams from downstairs, and the police were called when he had guests. The court heard that on occasions, her scream sounded “like someone being murdered”.She also allowed her front garden to grow so “monstrously out of control” that it blocked the light into Mr Kaye’s first-floor window, he claimed. Judge Richard Roberts accepted Mr Kaye’s claims at Central London county court, saying he had tried his “level best to get along” with Lees. His lawyers are now seeking £1m in compensation.Lees was also issued with an injunction from threatening or intimidating Mr Kaye, his tenants and visitors, or from communicating directly with them, apart from in emergencies.She is also banned from banging on the ceiling, shouting or screaming at those above and obstructing them in accessing or leaving the flat. She was given until August 20 to cut back the plants to an acceptable level. The house at centre of dispute between actor Ivan Kaye and author Amanda LeesCredit:Paul Keogh
Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedContinued protest over paid parking could negatively impact Govt chances come 2020- HindsMarch 16, 2017In “latest news”Re-negotiated paid parking contract signed, new by-laws soon- KingFebruary 16, 2018In “Business”Unequivocal calls for revocation of parking contract in MAPM’s 4th protestFebruary 22, 2017In “Business” -President orders fees be reduced -MAPM says deal needs to be scrapped, mulling legal actionThe Movement Against Parking Meters (MAPM) has called for persons to come out and support the movement, as they prepare to protest the parking meter initiative again today, in front of City Hall at 12:00hrs.Persons protesting last Friday in front of City HallThe MAPM staged a peaceful protest last Firday that drew a large crowd of protesters raising placards against the installed parking meters within Georgetown which has, from its inception to execution, proven to be ‘burdensome’ for the populace.A position which is shared by the political Opposition and is even shared by governing figures within Central Government.This impending protest comes in the wake of President David Granger announcing last evening that he ordered the parking meter fees be lowered after consulting with City Hall officials.Inews understands Communities Minister, Ronald Bulkan is expected to meet with the Mayor and City Council (M&CC) and Smart City Solutions (SCS) to iron out the details for the lowering of the rates.Strongly expressing that the group is not politically affiliated, representatives of the MAPM during a presser on Wednesday registered its disdain over what was described as a “scandalous and illegal” arrangement between City Hall and the implementing company, Smart City Solutions (SCS).MAPM member and businessman, Komal Ramlauth, made calls for accountability, while highlighting that business throughout Georgetown, has come to a drastic reduction since the implementation of the “scandalous and illegal” parking meters. “What we support, is a parking system. Metering is just a part of the parking system, and what we have is a parking meter arrangement that was illegally done, as I call it. So we cannot support and negotiate with somebody that just illegally put it there, or a contract that is illegal. In Guyana, all the talk for the last few years in transparency, transparency, transparency, accountability, accountability. Let us have that. Let us see that. That is what we want,” Ramlauth stated. MAPM feels that lowering the rates would not be enough and have called for the project to be scrapped, since from its inception the contract for parking meters was awarded to SCS unilaterally, without there being competitive bidding, consultations or a social impact assessment done to determine how the populace would be affected, among other issues.Another MAPM member and Attorney-at-Law, Nadia Sagar stated that the group is looking into the possibility of taking legal action. “Legal action is going to be taken. These things don’t happen overnight. There are several entities that are pursuing action through different Attorneys and in time, those matters will be raised,” she said.The MAPM stated that they welcome all calls against the parking meter initiative, referencing the coalition’s second largest entity, the Alliance For Change’s (AFC) request for the project to be suspended. “Any group, political or not, that is in support of what we are in support of, we welcome that support,” businessman Christopher Chapwaya of MAPM said. AFC’s Sherod Duncan, Deputy Mayor of Georgetown, was part of last Friday’s protest. Next to him on the right is his successor for the Deputy Mayor post Lionel Jaikarran. The Alliance For Change (AFC) arm of the coalition Government called for the suspension of the project. Despite refusing to support the parliamentary Opposition when it brought a motion to debate the contentious Parking Meter Project in the National Assembly, the AFC came out expressing concerns over the Georgetown Municipality overreaching its authority on a number of matters, including taxation arrangements, traffic arrangements and road ownership.The AFC also expressed concerns that the current arrangements do not appear to be in the best interest of the people of the city and that the handling of the project from its inception to its current stage lacks sufficient prior public consultation; is absent of transparency and of a competitive bidding process; and lacks of proper planning with regard to exemptions and the pricing and penalty structures.
Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram More than 1.5 billion Muslims marked Eid al-Adha, the Feast of Sacrifice, the most important holiday on the Islamic calendar, with temperatures in Mina hitting 46 degrees Celsius.Thousands of pilgrims had converged on the town’s entrance to throw pebbles at one of three walls representing Satan.The fatal stampede began at around 9am (6pm AEST), shortly after “a large number of pilgrims were in motion at the same time” at an intersection of two streets 5 kilometres from Mecca.The tragedy occurred outside the five-storey Jamarat Bridge, which was erected in the last decade at a cost of more than $1 billion and intended to improve safety. Jamarat Bridge is almost 1 kilometre long and allows up to 300,000 pilgrims per hour to perform the annual ritual.“People were already dehydrated and fainting” as said a Sudanese man, who declined to be named.“This year’s hajj was the most poorly organised of four he had attended.“People were tripping all over each other”, he said, adding that a Saudi companion had warned him that “something was going to happen”.Interior ministry spokesman General Mansur al-Turki said “The great heat and fatigue of the pilgrims contributed to the large number of victims.” Official figures released on the date confirm 1,952,817 pilgrims had carried out this year’s hajj, including almost 1.4 million foreigners.The stampede killed at least 717 people injuring hundreds more. Officials in Turkey said at least 18 of its citizens were reported missing. Iran announced that 90 of its nationals were among the dead, and accused Saudi Arabia of safety errors.The civil defence said this morning it was still counting the dead, who included pilgrims from different countries. At least 863 people were hurt, according to the agency. The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade today said no Australians were believed to be among the casualties.The disaster came as the world’s Pope Francis used his first public remarks since arriving in New York to express solidarity with Muslims after a devastating stampede in Saudi Arabia.“I want to express the closeness of the church in the face of the tragedy people suffered in Mecca,” said the pontiff at the start of his homily during prayers at St Patrick’s Cathedral. “In this moment of prayer, I unite and join in prayer with our almighty God and merciful father,” he added.Condolences came from capitals around the region and the globe, including from UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. “We join you in mourning the tragic loss of these faithful pilgrims,” said US National Security Council spokesman Ned Price.British Prime Minister David Cameron tweeted: “My thoughts and prayers are with the families of those killed at the hajj pilgrimage.” Source: AFP, The Australian
The club is the first team in the Spanish La Liga tournament to accept to play an official match in the United States this seasonAfter all the polemic caused by La Liga’s decision to take at least one official match to be played at the United States, teams are starting to respond.And the first club to accept this opportunity is Girona FC.The team accepted the proposal to play Barcelona in the USA, thinking it could be a great benefit to their fan growth.“The club confirms that it has received this proposal from LaLiga and is working in this line together with La Liga and Barca, although there is no official confirmation that the game is will be played in Miami,” a statement read on Girona’s website as reported by Sportskeeda.Zidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“The club has accepted the proposal understanding that it is a great possibility of expansion and growth, not only for Girona but also for our city and our territory.”“A little over three years ago, the club fought against disappearing entirely and now our goal is to consolidate ourselves in La Liga,” the press release added.“This action would be another step within the idea of competing in the elite of football after the effort we have all made in recent years and that has led us to La Liga.”There has not been official confirmation by the Spanish league or Barcelona yet.
Recommended for you Related Items:fifa, fifa gate, jamie doward, jose maggulies, robert stephens Cayman Islands Football official arrested for money laundering Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 01 Jun 2015 – Turks and Caicos is caught up in the scandalous FIFA Gate case, and according to a weekend report in the Jamaica Observer, this UK overseas territory figures prominently in the US Department of Justice 164 page indictment. So far 14 football officials and marketing executives have been arrested for alleged kickbacks in FIFA Gate. The article, written by Jamie Doward and Robert Stephens says: “British overseas tax havens play a key role in what US authorities have called “rampant, systemic and deep-rooted” corruption in the world of football… the British Virgin Islands (BVI), the Cayman Islands and the Turks and Caicos, all tax havens – allegedly played a part in masking kickbacks between officials and executives.” The TCI was specifically implicated with the inclusion of defendant, marketing executive Jose Margulies who is said to have had a controlling stake in a firm called Somerton, based in the Turks and Caicos. According to the indictment, Margulies used the accounts of Somerton and a Panama-based firm to “mask the sources and beneficiaries of bribe and kickback payments”. Tax havens, not the kind of title these jurisdictions – including the TCI – embrace and yet the analysis by the Observer explains that the implication by the DOJ will cause a further clampdown on the banking sector. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp
The former Citizen says the English Premier League club has a special place in his heart after the two years he lived with the teamBrazilian playmaker Elano played with English Premier League club Manchester City from 2007 to 2009.And the Citizens star is very grateful to his former EPL team.“Manchester City is a special club to me and I will always be grateful to the Club and to the city of Manchester,” Elano told the club’s official website.Report: City are stunned by Norwich George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Manchester City was stunned by Norwich City in todays Premier League clash.Much has been made in recent days of the potential impact of Aymeric…“City are world class now and the fans deserve it as they are very special.”“I came at a transitional phase but we made the fans happy and believed we could win titles like the Premier League,” he added.“I was happy to play my part and to be here was a joy.”“I just want to thank you all. I am one of you and playing for this club is something I will remember for the rest of my life,” he concluded.
The P4 Partnership Program, a collaboration among the Dayton Development Coalition, several Ohio agencies and Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, has shaved operating costs for the Air Force at the same time it has improved support for the installation.The partnership brought together the Coalition, the governor’s office, the governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation, Ohio Administrative Services, the Ohio Board of Regents, the Ohio Department of Veteran’s Affairs, JobsOhio and Sinclair Community College (SCC). The partners have focused on projects that provide education, job training and employment search opportunities; leverage resources to reduce costs on large commodity purchases; and permit the mutually beneficial use of emergency response facilities and equipment, and recreation facilities.To provide job training and networking opportunities, the partnership launched “Ohio Means Internships,” a website that promotes internships at Wright-Patterson and throughout the state. The installation and the state are working together to help veterans take advantage of resources offered by universities as well. On base, Wright-Patterson’s transition assistance manager helps transitioning members connect easily with “Ohio Means Veterans Jobs,” a free online job search resource, thanks to assistance from the governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation.Wright-Patterson and SCC also have teamed up to offer a hands-on, site-specific education exchange program. Last year, 2,000 students in SCC’s Fire Protection Technology program used the base’s fire department, burn tower and equipment to practice firefighting techniques. In return, SCC provided professional development training to base employees and hazard waste and emergency response training to base fire department personnel. The wholesale cost of the exchange was $129,000, but the base avoided more than $464,400 in costs it would have incurred to meet federal regulations. SCC realized savings of $178,400 over five years from this project.The P4 Partnership Program is helping Wright-Patterson to cut costs in other ways. The base used the state’s managed services program to obtain low-cost licenses for specialized radios that are used by first responders and public safety personnel. The base also is using the state’s cooperative purchase program to save up to 30 percent on commodity purchases.By leveraging shared resources to meet individual and collective goals, Wright-Patterson, the Dayton Development Coalition and the state of Ohio have developed a broad, mutually beneficial and cost-effective partnership. Its success has prompted the secretary of the Air Force to ask other installations to replicate it. For their initiative to work hand-in-glove with the base on a variety of projects, the Dayton Development Coalition in partnership with the state of Ohio earned ADC’s Community Excellence Award. Dan Cohen AUTHOR
How Malayalam movies perform in Tamil Nadu.PR HandoutMalayalam movies have been finding its audience in Tamil Nadu and especially in Chennai in the recent years. Not just Malayalis, Tamils in urban places in the state have started watching Mollywood movies which has turned out to be a good sign for the film industry.At this stage, Mollywood films are majorly attracting Malayalam-speaking audience and Tamil youths in urban centres who won’t complain watching the films with sub-titles. Here, we are listing out top five movies which have done notable collection in Tamil Nadu:Movie Name: Lucifer Release Date: 28 March, 2019 Actor Prithviraj Sukumaran’s directorial debut Lucifer, which has Mohanlal in the lead, is in the numero uno position at the list of highest grossing Malayalam movies in Tamil Nadu. The action-packed mass entertainer has grossed over Rs 2.1 crore in the state.Movie Name: Premam Release Date: 29 May, 2015 Nivin Pauly, Sai Pallavi, Madonna Sebastian and Anupama Parameswaran’s romantic comedy remains a landmark movie as it ran for over 300 days in a multiplex in Chennai. The movie had blown away the youths with its visually-arresting songs, content and the performance of the actors. Especially, the people had fallen in love with the performances of the female leads. The film had earned around Rs 2 crore in the state. Remember, the film had earned when the ticket prices were less compared to now.Movie Name: Odiyan Release Date: 14 December, 2018 VA Shrikumar Menon’s Odiyan was a fantasy drama based on the legend of the Odiyan clan. Mohanlal and Manju Warrier played the leads in the flick, which raked in Rs 1.26 crore in Tamil Nadu.Movie Name: Bangalore Days Release Date: 30 May, 2014 Romantic movies being favourite genre of Chennaities, multi-starrer Bangalore Days won the hearts of the youths, again. Anjali Menon’s creation had earned Rs 1.20 crore in Tamil Nadu.Movie Name: Puli Murugan Release Date: 7 October, 2016 Mohanlal’s Puli Murugan was an action-packed film directed by Vysakh. The presentation, content backed by some fine VFX works were enough to attract the audience. The film earned Rs 95 lakh in its lifetime in the state.
Last week Sony annoyed more than a few gamers when it admitted the PlayStation Network may be down for a few days. The Easter weekend is a time many gamers would have been planning many hours sat with a PS3 controller in-hand engrossed in some multiplayer action.It’s now Monday, and PSN is still down, but at least we have some more details, if still not the whole picture as to what is going on.It turns out PSN wasn’t taken offline by a third-party, Sony decided to turn it and Qriocity off last Wednesday in response to an “external intrusion”. Sony did this so it could figure out exactly who had compromised its services and re-secure the network. Even so, to be offline for 5 days and counting means it must have been a pretty serious breach.For the moment, Sony is just thanking gamers for their patience, but still refuses to set a time when PSN will be back online fully. We say fully as apparently parts of it still work such as game updates. But if you want to play a multiplayer game, or buy some digital download games, you are out of luck for the time being.It is thought the long period of downtime is because Sony has decided to rebuild the network from scratch. By doing this it can enhance security from the ground up, but at the same time that’s a lot of data and services to place back on the network.Read more at PlayStation.Blog, via Ars technicaMatthew’s OpinionIt looks to me as though this breach has highlighted a number of security problems on PSN and Sony decided extending the downtime to fix them all was better than having some more downtime in the near future. It’s just really unlucky for everyone it had to happen over a holiday weekend like this.The reliability of Sony’s digital presence will be called into question after this, but again, this is a good reason for Sony to take a lot of heat now and have a much more secure system going forward. Hopefully this will not happen again.
Mozilla to end Firefox support for Windows XP and Vista in June 2018 by Martin Brinkmann on October 05, 2017 in Firefox – Last Update: October 05, 2017 – 41 commentsMozilla, maker of the Firefox web browser, announced today that Firefox support for Windows XP and Windows Vista will be ended in June 2018.Mozilla moved Windows XP and Windows Vista users of Firefox to the web browser’s ESR channel during the release of Firefox 53. This meant basically that Firefox 52.x was the last stable channel version of Firefox for those operating systems, and that XP and Vista users could not run Firefox 53 on their devices.Firefox ESR is the Extended Support Release of Firefox. It is designed primarily for organizations who want more time when it comes to browser updates. Instead of having to cope with new releases every six or so weeks, Firefox ESR gets major updates only after eight release cycles. The browser gets security updates however when new Firefox versions get released.Mozilla promised to support Windows XP and Vista until at least September 2017. The organization planned to analyze the situation then to come up with a final date for ending support for the two operating systems.Firefox 52.0 ESR was released in March 2017, and the end of life for that particular ESR version is June 2018.Windows XP and Vista users who use Firefox ESR currently may use that particular version of Firefox until June 26th, 2018. Firefox ESR is then updated to version 59.x, and that version does not support Windows XP or Windows Vista anymore.Microsoft ended support for the Windows XP operating system on April 8, 2014 and support for Windows Vista on April 11, 2017.It is possible to still get security updates for XP and Vista, by leveraging updates for XP and Vista based server operating systems that Microsoft still supports.Mozilla supported XP and Vista longer than other browser makers and Microsoft. Google dropped support for both operating systems back in 2016 for instance, and so did Opera Software and Vivaldi Technologies. Microsoft does not support Internet Explorer on XP or Vista anymore as well.Pale Moon supports Vista but not XP, SeaMonkey does support XP and Vista.Netmarketshare sees Windows XP usage at 5.69% of the overall desktop operating system market, Vista at 0.43%; the combined usage share sits around 6% therefore according to the company.Now You: Still running XP or Vista? What do you plan to do once support runs out?SummaryArticle NameMozilla to end Firefox support for Windows XP and Vista in June 2018DescriptionMozilla, maker of the Firefox web browser, announced today that Firefox support for Windows XP and Windows Vista will be ended in June 2018.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisement
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