Public Comment Sought on New Biosolids Guidelines

first_img The health and safety of Nova Scotians are the focus of proposednew rules for applying biosolids to land. The Department ofEnvironment and Labour is now seeking public comment on the newrules. “We need a safe, stable, long-term solution to the disposal ofmaterials left over from sewage treatment,” said Kerry Morash,Minister of Environment and Labour. “These guidelines will giveus that.” The draft guidelines will allow only treated sludges that meetspecific biological and chemical criteria to be applied to theland. No untreated septage or sewage sludges can be used. Septage sludge is the solid material that remains after water isremoved from the sediments pumped from a septic tank. Sewagesludge is the residue generated during the treatment of sewage ina treatment plant. Once they are treated to meet biological andchemical standards, they are called biosolids. “Land application of biosolids is the best alternative fordisposal of these materials,” Mr. Morash said. “Sending it to alandfill is expensive and not consistent with our wastemanagement strategy. Incineration is the only other option andthat’s expensive and not environmentally responsible.” The draft guidelines result from a department review of approvalpractices that began in the fall of 2003. In January, governmentdirected the department to suspend current land-applicationapprovals and to stop issuing new approvals for land applicationof sewage and septic sludges. The guidelines, when finalized and approved by government, willbecome part of any approval issued by the department for landapplications. The public comment period ends on Friday, April 16. The draftguidelines are available on the department’s website atwww.gov.ns.ca/enla ; at any Environment and Labour office; or bycalling 1-800-567-7544. ENVIRONMENT/LABOUR–Public Comment Sought on New BiosolidsGuidelineslast_img read more

Labour Minister Santosh Gangwar takes charge

first_imgNew Delhi: Labour Minister Santosh Gangwar Friday took charge of the ministry and made it clear that Team Modi 2.0 will focus on labour reforms and work for welfare of informal sector workers.”In today’s Cabinet meeting the first agenda is related to labour. That much I can tell you,” Gangwar told reporters when asked about the agenda of the government on issues related to labour and employment. “At present around six crore formal sector workers are covered by this ministry under various social security schemes. But the pervious NDA government brought schemes for welfare of around 50 crore informal sector workers,” he said. Also Read – Pak activated 20 terror camps & 20 launch pads along LoCOn labour reforms, he said, “All labour codes would be pushed for passage in the Lok Sabha. We would try to complete the labour reform agenda. But, we want to take along all section and stakeholder in the process including trade unions, employers and civil societies”. Out of the four proposed labour reforms, Wages Bill 2017 was introduced in the Lok Sabha in August 2017 and was subsequently referred to Parliamentary Standing Committee. The panel gave its report in December 2018. Since the 16th Lok Sabha was dissolved earlier this month, the Code on Wages Bill will have to be reintroduced. Also Read – Two squadrons which participated in Balakot airstrike awarded citationsThe ministry is also formulating three other labour codes on industrial relations; social security and welfare; and occupational safety, health and working conditions. These proposals are at pre-legislative stage. Earlier, the NDA regime had launched Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Maan Dhan (PMSYMD) in the general budget for 2019-20 on February 1, 2019. The scheme provides for minimum monthly pension of Rs 3,000 for informal workers like rickshaw puller, farm labour, domestic help and others. Known for his simplicity and honesty, Gangwar has been elected as Lok Sabha member from Rohilkhand region for the eighth time. He had sworn in as a Cabinet minister on Thursday. Gangwar was Minister of State for Labour and Employment (Independent Charge) in the previous NDA government. Taking plunge into politics during the days of Emergency, Gangwar was jailed for guiding a people’s movement against then government. He made an entry into the national arena in 1989 when he was elected from Bareilly in the ninth Lok Sabha on a BJP ticket. He went on to represent Bareilly as BJP MP until 2009 when he had to face defeat by a narrow margin. He, however, returned in 2014 as an MP to become a minister in the Narendra Modi government.last_img read more

Forest cover grew by 15000 sq kms during Modi govt

first_imgPune: India’s forest cover has grown by over 15,000 sq kms in the five years of the Modi government, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Sunday.He was speaking on the sidelines an event here. When asked about Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala’s statement in which he said that the government has given permission to cut over one crore trees for development projects, Javadekar said that the Congress leader is picking up selectively on the number of trees felled for the development projects. “But he forgets that in the main answer (given in the Parliament) it is clearly mentioned that within two years, 8,000 sq kms of forest cover has increased and in the five years of the Modi government, more than 15,000 sq kms of forest cover is increased,” the minister said.last_img read more

Trump ex-campaign chief Manafort sentenced to 47 months in prison

first_imgAlexandria: US President Donald Trump’s former campaign chief Paul Manafort was sentenced to 47 months in prison on Thursday for tax crimes and bank fraud in the highest profile case yet stemming from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation. It was the stiffest prison sentence given so far to an associate of the president in Mueller’s probe into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election but was significantly lighter than many expected. Judge TS Ellis said the 69-year-old Manafort had committed “very serious crimes” but he rebuffed arguments by prosecutors from the Special Counsel’s office for a longer sentence. Advisory sentencing guidelines called for a prison term of between 19 and 24 years but Ellis dismissed that as “excessive” and disproportionate to what other defendants have received for similar crimes. “The government cannot sweep away the history of all these previous sentences,” the judge said. Manafort was convicted in August of five counts of filing false income tax returns, two counts of bank fraud and one count of failing to report a foreign bank account. Prosecutors alleged that Manafort used offshore bank accounts in Cyprus and other countries to hide more than USD 55 million he earned from political consulting services he provided to Ukrainian politicians. The money was used to support a lavish lifestyle which included purchases of luxury homes and cars, antique rugs, and expensive clothes, including an USD 18,500 python jacket. His conviction was the culmination of a stunning downfall for a man who, in addition to Trump’s campaign, worked on the White House bids of Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan, George H W Bush and Bob Dole. Speaking from a wheelchair and wearing a green prison jumpsuit with the words “Alexandria Inmate,” Manafort told the court before sentencing that his “life, professionally and personally, is in a shambles.” “I feel the pain and shame,” said Manafort, who the defense says suffers from high blood pressure and gout. “To say that I feel humiliated and ashamed would be a gross understatement,” he said. Imposing his sentence, Judge Ellis said he did not hear Manafort express regret or remorse but he said the sentencing guidelines were “way out of whack.” “I think what I’ve done is punitive,” Ellis said. He sentenced Manafort to a total of 47 months in prison for the eight counts and credited him with nine months of time served for the period he has already spent in prison. He ordered him to pay millions of dollars in restitution — the exact amount remains to be determined — and a USD 50,000 fine. Manafort still faces sentencing in a second case in Washington next week, where the maximum penalty is 10 years and the judge has appeared more sympathetic to prosecutors.last_img read more

Tax rates changes and TFSA limit reduction means reviewing your financial plan

Tax rates changes and TFSA limit reduction means reviewing your financial plan by Craig Wong, The Canadian Press Posted Dec 20, 2015 10:00 am MDT Last Updated Dec 20, 2015 at 11:00 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email A T1 General 2010 tax form is pictured in Toronto on April 13, 2011. The tax rules are changing in 2016 and even if Canadians don’t make enough to be hit by the new top federal income tax rate, their financial plans are going to need to be reviewed. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young OTTAWA – The tax rules are changing in 2016 and even if Canadians don’t make enough to be hit by the new top federal income tax rate, their financial plans are going to need to be reviewed.The vast majority of Canadians will not be affected by the new tax bracket for income over $200,000 a year, but everyone will see their tax-free savings account contribution limit be reduced back to $5,500 for 2016.Combined with the new lower tax rate for income between $45,282 and $90,563, even those who aren’t in the top one per cent of income-earners should take a look at their finances to ensure they’re on track.Peter Bowen, vice-president of tax and retirement research and solutions at Fidelity Investments, says for many people this might be the most important tax planning season they’ve ever had.“With the changes just implemented both to tax rates and TFSAs, everybody needs to take care to make sure their tax planning is right for their own situation,” he said. “We always encourage people to get financial advice, but with these changes in place, it is more important than ever.”What you need to do depends on your tax bracket — and with the wider range of brackets now, that means planning is more complex.For those in the bracket that is seeing the rate cut, Bowen says to be sure to claim the deduction against your 2015 income to maximize its value if you’re planning on making an RRSP contribution. However, those who make more than $200,000 may want to delay claiming their RRSP contributions until 2016 due to the higher rate set to take affect.EY tax partner David Steinberg says those making more than $200,000 may also want to look to maximize their 2015 income by crystallizing any capital gains or taking any bonuses or deferred income that may be due before the new higher tax rate kicks in.“I think you’re going to see a lot of people managing taxable income,” he said.Bowen also advises Canadians to carefully consider their future financial needs when weighing TFSA and RRSP contributions.How much will you be making throughout your career, what stage are you at in your career and where will you be in retirement? Those are all matters to ponder, he said.“These are the questions that people need to be prepared to at least think about because then that decision of using an RRSP or using a TFSA becomes more important,” Bowen said.The benefit of an RRSP is that you deduct contributions today and defer taxes until your retirement, when you will likely be earning less money and may be in a lower tax bracket.In contrast, TFSA contributions don’t generate a tax deduction, but any investment income you earn with the money isn’t taxed. So, if you think you’re going to be in the same or higher tax bracket, putting money into a TFSA might make more sense.Bowen noted it isn’t just high-income earners that will be hurt by the lower TFSA limits. Retirees looking to shelter a portion of their nest egg from tax will also be affected by the lower contribution limit even though they may fall into the low-income category.“They don’t have to be wealthy to benefit from TFSAs,” he said.The tax changes and TFSA rollback were part of the Liberal campaign platform during the federal election.The cut to the second tax bracket will save Canadians making less than $200,000 up to $679 per person.In addition to the rate changes, the Liberals ended the controversial income-splitting scheme for families plan put in place by the Conservatives that will see taxes rise for families where one parent earns significantly more than the other.And more changes are expected.The Liberals have promised a child benefit program to replace the universal child care benefit starting in July 2016.The plan, promised during the election, will see more generous benefits for poor families and the amount reduced as family income rises, and will be entirely eliminated for high-income earners. read more

WS Tyler finally takes Haver Boecker parent name

first_imgWS Tyler, the premium screening solutions company in the mining, aggregate and industrial mineral industries, is expanding to offer the full line of technology provided by its parent company, Haver & Boecker. “To better align the company’s name with its new strategy and product offerings”, the WS Tyler Screening Group will now be known as Haver & Boecker.“Haver & Boecker has a long, established history of servicing not only the mining, aggregate and industrial minerals industries, but also the cement, chemical, building materials and food industries worldwide,” said Karen Thompson, President of WS Tyler. “In addition to our screening, washing and pelletising equipment, the new portfolio also will include packing, liquid filling, palletising, loading and storage technology. The move to the Haver & Boecker name represents growth here in North America, and most importantly more value to our customers.”The company’s team of screening experts will continue to focus on WS Tyler customers and the core screening technology and expertise that is valued by their customers today, while new teams are being added to support the new technologies. “As we grow our company and add new technologies and industries, our top priority is to ensure our WS Tyler customers are the ones who benefit the most; they are the reason we go to work every day, and their trust has allowed us to grow to offer bigger benefits to their operations,” Thompson said.The complete line of Haver & Boecker products and services includes WS Tyler; synonymous in North America with premium screening, washing and pelletising equipment, including the Hydro-Clean and F-Class; Haver & Boecker packing technology is focused on stationary and rotating feeding solutions for valve- and form-fill-seal bags; Behn + Bates, which is highly recognised for its bag packaging systems that are designed for food and animal feed filling applications; Feige Filling Technology which produces turnkey systems for filling liquid and pasty products into drums, pails, cans and IBCs (intermediate bulk containers); IBAU Hamburg, which specialises in bulk loading, material handling and storage equipment for many land and marine applications; and NEWTEC Bag Palletising, which creates innovative solutions for palletizing bagged products.“When you buy Haver & Boecker technology anywhere in the world, you can be assured that you’re getting the best combination of products, services and expertise, regardless of your industry,” Thompson said. The WS Tyler Industrial Group in Mentor, Ohio, which is the pioneer for laboratory equipment, such as testing sieves and shakers, and considered to be the specialist for industrial applications of woven wire, will not be affected by this name change.last_img read more

Your Ross Kemp at a loyalist protest pictures of the day

first_imgHE’S COME A long way from Walford.Having travelled the world, from Afghanistan to Africa and India, Ross Kemp’s Extreme World has led him closer to home, with tonight’s episode set to show last year’s Twelfth of July marches in the Ardoyne area of Belfast.Pictures released from the filming show the former Grant Mitchell wearing what appears to be a skateboard helmet and paintball goggles as an injured PSNI officer is carried away from the scene of rioting.Other pictures show Kemp posing with an Orangeman and being generally laissez faire about the whole thing while slouching against a riot van. Kemp told TV3′s Ireland AM last month that people from England had very little grasp of the Troubles, but added that the Belfast he had seen now was a world away from the one he had visited in the early 90s.“I still think it’s worth saying and celebrating the fact that I think Northern Ireland, and I went to Northern Ireland during the Troubles, that it’s a very different place and a far better place than it was.”All pics: Paul Faith/PA WireRoss Kemp’s Extreme World airs tonight at 9pm on Sky1 HDRead: Ross Kemp to investigate ‘extreme world’ of The Troubleslast_img read more

Japanese plant timelapses are a bit creepy oddly fascinating

first_imgIf you’ve ever watched a nature video you’ll know that one of the most popular uses for time-lapse photography is displaying the growth of plants. After all, what time-lapses do best is get something very slow, even imperceptibly slow, and speed them up so that we we can observe changes.The growth of plants–something that we know happens, but does so at a rate that is too slow for us to appreciate–has an almost magical effect in time-lapse but it turns out that it can be as creepy as it is interesting. The video above of a blossoming chrysanthemum is from the Action Plant series, which covers the flora of Japan’s Kōchi prefecture. The videos of the plants are incredible, but the black backgrounds and discordant music give them an eerie feeling, as it something preternatural was going on.AdChoices广告Here is the oddest of the bunch, the snake gourd flower:And, still cool but less creepy, the soy bean:Maybe it’s just me, but I can’t watch these without thinking they were shot for laser disc.ODAKATOSHIO’s channel via Pink Tentaclelast_img read more

How the son of Irelands richest man lost his job leading Indias

first_img Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article IT MAY COME as a surprise to some, but Ireland’s richest citizen isn’t media magnate Denis O’Brien. That honour instead goes to Pallonji Shapoorji Mistry, one of the biggest shareholders of Tata Group.The Mistry family has a stake of around 18% in Tata, a gigantic Indian conglomerate, and Pallonji’s holding is estimated to be worth around $14 billion.Pallonji’s son, Cyrus, was the CEO of the company until recently. However, he was suddenly fired towards the end of last year and has been locked in a war of words with Tata ever since.Earlier this week, Cyrus Mistry filed a contempt petition against his former employer.Here’s a rundown of how the son of Ireland’s richest citizen came to be toppled from the summit of one of the world’s largest companies.What is Tata?Tata is a massive company based in Mumbai, India, with interests in everything from steel to energy, communications and the automotive industry. Tata’s Port Talbot steel plant in Wales Source: Ben Birchall/PA WireTata has over 100 operating companies, offshoots in more than 100 countries around the globe, total revenues of more than €100 billion and in excess of half a million employees worldwide. Some of its subsidiaries are extremely well-known, such as Jaguar cars and Tetley Tea.The Irish connectionIndian born and raised, Pallonji qualified for Irish citizenship due to the fact that his wife, Patsy Perin Dubash, was born in Dublin in 1939. Mistry took up Irish citizenship in 2003.Due to the fact that his birth country forbids dual citizenship, Mistry forfeited his Indian passport for an Irish one with the change.His two sons, Shapoor and Cyrus, also have Irish citizenship by virtue of being sons to an Irish mother.Mistry’s father was an original investor in Tata Sons some eight decades ago, and the family are second in prominence at the group to everyone except the Tata family itself.Cyrus Mistry became the chairman of Tata in 2012, the first person from outside the founding family to take the position in the company’s 148-year history, in a move that made him one of the world’s most powerful Irish business figures. Cyrus Mistry Source: Rajanish Kakade/Press Association ImagesWhat happened?Ratan Tata led the company for more than 20 years before stepping down in 2012 to make way for Mistry. Four years after the move, Tata came out of retirement to wrest back control of the company.Ratan Tata still wielded significant influence as chairman of the Tata Trusts, charities that hold about 66% of the shares of Tata Sons, the conglomerate’s holding company, and the firm said in October that it was reinstating the former boss.The decision sent shockwaves through Indian business circles. Shares in 30 of the listed companies that made up the Tata Group had risen by 56% since Mistry took over, outperforming the market, and it had been assumed that the newcomer would have a long career at the helm of the conglomerate.But it soon became abundantly clear that a rift had developed between Mistry and Ratan Tata. In October, the Financial Times reported that Mistry told Tata Sons directors in an email that five of the conglomerate’s major businesses faced major asset writedowns.He condemned a phase of debt-fuelled expansion that the company had gone through under Ratan Tata, and claimed that his predecessor had interfered with his running of the company.In November, Tata Sons released a lengthy statement on the removal of Mistry in which it said that dividends received from its listed companies fell from 2012 to 2015 while staff expenses rose. Ratan Tata Source: AP/Press Association ImagesIt added the group structure of Tata “seem to have been consciously dismantled so that now the operating companies are drifting farther away from the promoter company” and claimed that he had no long-term overarching strategy for the group.The Financial Times reported Mistry’s critics as claiming that he had become dangerously reliant on a single unit within the conglomerate, Tata Consultancy Services, the largest of India’s successful IT services groups to provide the bulk of the company’s earnings.What’s the latest?Since then, Tata has tried to get rid of Mistry, but the former company boss isn’t going quietly.Although he was removed as its chairman, Mistry still remains a director of the crucial Tata Sons company. Tata Sons has called an extraordinary general meeting for early February to remove Mistry from its board. The Tata logo Source: Anna Gowthorpe/PA WireHowever, Reuters reported that Mistry is contesting his removal with India’s corporate governance body, the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT).He claims that Tata Sons board members breached an NCLT order asking both sides not to take any action until a preliminary ruling in February.Reuters said he is seeking the imprisonment, for a term which may extend to six months, of Ratan Tata and the directors of Tata Sons for contempt of court.According to the news report, Tata has denied that it is in contempt of the tribunal order and said it will give its response at the tribunal.Meanwhile, the Financial Times reported in December that Mistry wrote to company investors to plead his case directly and argued that the group needs governance reform.He said it is crucial that Tata’s companies “have a defined, transparent governance structure”.Earlier this week, Natarajan Chandrasekaran, the CEO of Tata Consultancy Services, was appointed as the chairman of Tata Sons, replacing Mistry. This story looks like it’s set to rumble on for some time yet.Written by Paul O’Donoghue and posted on Fora.ie http://jrnl.ie/3186855 Image: Rajanish Kakade/Press Association Images Jan 14th 2017, 8:00 PM Saturday 14 Jan 2017, 8:00 PM Short URL How the son of Ireland’s richest man lost his job leading India’s biggest company Cyrus Mistry was the CEO of Tata Group, a gigantic conglomerate which owns more than 100 businesses. By Fora Staffcenter_img Take me to Fora Share Tweet Email3 Image: Rajanish Kakade/Press Association Images Read: Meet the businesses luring Irish teachers to classrooms around the globeRead: ‘When I started out, everyone said “no, you’ll be getting married” or “we don’t have ladies toilets”‘ Get the top business news from Fora delivered to your inbox: 26 Comments 62,581 Views last_img read more

Bahamas Junior Achievement Leader in country for meeting

first_img Recommended for you Chamber of Commerce blind-sided to Work Permit changes Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 21 May 2015 – The Chamber of Commerce members have been invited to turn out for a meeting to promote Junior Achievement. The session will tonight host, from the Bahamas, Darron Turnquest. The JA Advisor, Sponsors and Teachers evening is set for The Sands – conference center from 6-8 pm. Employment Ministry launches consultation for new Employment laws Update on Man Found Unconscious Near The Sands; pronounced dead. Related Items:chamber of commerce, Darron Turnquest, JA sponsor, the sands Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Top Indian IT companies on a hiring spree indicates growth in sector

first_imgReutersThe top five Indian IT companies — Tata Consultancy Services, Wipro, Infosys, Cognizant Technology Solutions Corps and HCL — recorded a drastic increase in their workforce compared to the hiring in the previous fiscal signalling a growth in the sector for the first time in three years.Over 24,000 people have been hired in this quarter. In the previous fiscal, a net total of 13,772 people were hired. The last time there was such an increase was in 2016 when the total hiring for the five companies was 26,565 people in the three months ended June 2016.Many analysts, according to reports, believe that there are multiple reasons for this turnaround in the development of these companies. The companies have started to look into outsourcing. Another reason is that they are using data analytics platforms sold by other IT vendors which give more work for outsourcing. Experts in the field also believe that the IT sector currently spends more on digital technology and it has led to them landing mega contracts, some of them valued at $1 billion.”Growth is back,” a senior executive at TCS told LiveMint. “Companies were always spending more on digital in the past. But now, what we are seeing is that if the traditional business can be done efficiently and if you have solution offerings like data analytics and AI (artificial intelligence) platforms, you will be able to differentiate from others.”Reports say that Tata and Wipro are expected to grow swiftly this fiscal year. Tata is predicted to cross 10 per cent growth while Wipro is looking to cross one per cent growth. HCLReutersPhil Fersht, the chief executive officer of US-based HfS Research, an outsourcing research firm, said, “I’m not sure with this ‘little upswing’ we are seeing but the mood is definitely more bullish over the last couple of months.” He cautioned that there might be uncertainties.A senior official at Cognizant also echoed his sentiments. “The biggest downside risk to this growth story is the uncertainty in the many of the first-of-its-kind of projects… The work in areas like IP (intellectual property) platforms runs the risk of IP infringement cases. You are offering data analytics solutions when debate on data privacy is gaining traction. The promised benefits of automation will be tested. So, any incidental issue and this can blow up, making many clients hold back on spending in these areas,” he said.It was earlier reported that the fall of the rupee might be beneficial to these companies. While the rupee’s new low has shaken up the Indian economy, the depleting rupee might help the companies with immediate gains due to exposure to offshoring. This is because overseas companies contribute maximum to Indian companies’ revenues.last_img read more

Presentations Made Easy With Slide Tool App

first_img This story appears in the October 2013 issue of . Subscribe » Register Now » Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Adam Tratt and Kevin Leneway didn’t set out to build a productivity app for small businesses. In 2011 the Seattle TechStars alums were busy trying to get their celebrity-driven Facebook game off the ground.Despite raising $600,000 in seed money, partnering with rapper Sir Mix-A-Lot (yes, he of “Baby Got Back” fame) and nabbing a mention on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, Mix-N-Match With Sir Mix-A-Lot flopped. Nobody wanted to play.After a couple of course corrections fizzled out, Tratt and Leneway knew the jig was up. It was time to tell their investors they’d failed. Like good ‘treps, they planned to show up with a slide deck. But without their in-house designer, who had left when Mix-N-Match imploded, creating a decent deck was tear-your-hair-out frustrating. That’s when lightning struck.The duo knew they couldn’t be the only small business struggling to put together a slick presentation without a design staff. So they decided to invent a simpler way to get the job done. They built Haiku Deck, a free iPad app that can easily build spiffy slide decks.Here’s how it works: Type in a keyword, and the app searches the web for relevant images licensed via the nonprofit group Creative Commons, complete with attribution.Original photos are easy to add; charts and graphs can be created from scratch. The result is a hip, polished presentation that’s shareable on any device with a web browser. Presentations also can be shared via Facebook, Twitter and e-mail, or on a blog or website.Adam Tratt of Haiku DeckHaiku Deck launched to rave reviews. “I’ve never seen such enthusiasm for a product,” says CEO Tratt, who cut his product-development teeth as an original employee of game company Cranium, bought in 2008 by Hasbro.Not wanting to waste momentum, he and Leneway, who serves as CTO, quickly began raising capital last fall. In March they closed a $3 million Series A round led by Bellevue, Wash.-based Trilogy Partnership, with contributions from Seattle-based Madrona Venture Group. (Madrona first invested in the two during their Sir-Mix-A-Lot days.)Yuval Neeman, a partner at Trilogy and a Haiku Deck board member, was attracted to the deal by the way the app democratizes presentation design and modernizes it for the mobile age. “Every business has a story to tell,” Neeman says. “Haiku Deck makes it so much easier than existing tools to do that.”Haiku Deck’s customer base of more than 600,000–who mainly use it for sales pitches or real-estate listings–have created more than 1 million slides. It’s been ranked a No. 1 productivity app in 36 international markets on the App Store.The app operates on a freemium model: The free version comes with seven slide-deck themes; additional themes cost $1.99 apiece or $14.99 for the entire 19-theme suite. Stock photos from Getty Images also are available through the app at $1.99 a pop.Tratt is using much of the $3 million raised this year to flesh out the development team (11 employees and counting), improve the product (a web-based version rolled out this summer) and offer above-and-beyond customer service (Haiku Deck employees like to surprise customers who make a support request by picking up the phone and calling them).The short-term goal is to grow the customer base. The long-term goal is to build a premium set of features–such as better analytics and the ability to capture sales leads–to sell to businesses at a subscription rate. Says Tratt: “We want to build a scalable platform that lots of people can use to create awesome presentations.” November 10, 2013 Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. 3 min readlast_img read more

Agents can win one of five Google Home smart speakers with ParkN

first_imgTags: Contests, Google, Park’N Fly Share TORONTO — Agents can take advantage of Park’N Fly’s exclusive new Google Home contest offering the chance to win one of five Google Home smart speakers.The contest runs from Sept. 15 to Nov. 30.To enter, travel professionals must locate their agency Park’N Fly referral code which can be found on Park’N Fly’s coupons and enter it into the contest entry form, along with their contact information, at parknfly.ca/okay-travelagents.There are five grand prizes available, each consisting of one Google Home smart speaker. Each grand prize has a retail value of $179.Winners will be chosen at random from all eligible entries on Dec. 17. Travel professionals that require assistance locating their agency’s Park’N Fly referral code can email tasupport@parknfly.ca.A Canadian operated company with over 40 years of airport parking experience, Park’N Fly says it has earned the reputation for providing cost effective services for both business and leisure travellers.No purchase is necessary to take part and the contest is open to all Canadian travel professionals, including those that reside in Quebec, that are over the age of 18 years. See parknfly.ca/okay-travelagents. Posted by Tuesday, September 18, 2018 center_img Travelweek Group Agents can win one of five Google Home smart speakers with Park’N Fly << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

eTravel Blackboard is moving

first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard e-Travel Blackboard is pleased to announce it is moving office between Friday 27 July – Monday 30 July.The office and the websites will be offline from 7am – 2pm on Friday 27 July. Agents Support Systems, operator of e-Travel Blackboard Australia, Asia, New Zealand, The America’s and MICE, OBrochure and Travelnow will relocate from its current Pitt Street office to operate out of Suite 101, 83 York Street, Sydney NSW 2000. Contact details remain the same, phone number +61411 474 382. If you need to contact any staff member during the move, please call the number above. Thank you again for all your support and we look forward to bringing you Travel News Your Way from the new location. last_img read more

Related Silverjet steps in for Eos passengersAll b

first_img RelatedSilverjet steps in for Eos passengersAll business-class carrier Silverjet has announced a seat deal to help accommodate Eos passengers.Cebu Pacific to launch new domestic and international flightsPhilippines-based cheap flights carrier Cebu Pacific will launch additional domestic and international flights.Around the World in Thrifty WaysWe researched a hypothetical trip with the aim of going to as many places of interest as we could, over the course of four months. Cathay Pacific and Air Canada have announced their intentions to introduce new flights serving passengers in Vancouver, London or Hong Kong who have found themselves short of a carrier.The airlines have jumped to the assistance of travellers stranded by the sudden collapse of Oasis Hong Kong Airlines and the cancellation of the low cost carrier’s planned services.Cathay Pacific has issued assurances to the Hong Kong SAR government that everything in its powers will be done to help passengers needing to rapidly reserve flights, with the carrier already announcing two additional flights to London on Friday and Sunday.Chief executive of the airline Tony Tyler said: “We sympathise with the many passengers in Hong Kong, London and Vancouver who have been stranded by the Oasis decision, and we will do our very best to help them through this difficult and stressful period.”Cathay’s plans to bolster existing services will give priority to groups of schoolchildren needing to return to the United Kingdom as the holidays end.Oasis Hong Kong Airlines has cancelled all services until further notice, collapsing less than two years after launching its services on the back of rising fuel costs and a failure to profit from its select services.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Maplast_img read more

Bank of Cyprus shares to remain suspended until January

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