Strained US – Canada relationship backs arguments for pipeline say Liberals

first_imgFederal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh disagreed with the notion that a full-fledged Canada-U.S. trade war bolsters the Trans Mountain argument. Canada’s economic future depends on investing in clean energy and technology that will create jobs and economic growth for decades, he said.“Investing potentially upwards of $10, $15 billion of public resources to build one pipeline, one specific project, doesn’t seem to be a vision of what we should be doing with our public resources.”While $15 billion invested in clean energy could make Canada a leader in the sector, spending that money on the fossil fuel industry is “short-sighted,” he added.Last month, Finance Minister Bill Morneau said the government would buy Kinder Morgan’s existing Trans Mountain pipeline and its associated assets for $4.5 billion and build the expansion itself, selling it back to the private sector once it’s financially marketable. “Well, yeah,” Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr replied when asked if the situation underscores why Canada wants to build Trans Mountain so badly. “I believe that Canadians believe that to have more than one customer for our main natural resource is good for Canada.”Prime Minister Justin Trudeau inferred the link during question period Tuesday.Alberta Premier Rachel Notley’s plan to impose “a limit on oilsands development and a price on pollution” included a pipeline to get oil to markets other than the U.S., he said – “something we can all agree on is probably a good idea, this week.”In a speech at the Global Petroleum Show in Calgary Tuesday, Notley said “it has never been more important for Canada to get a Canadian pipeline built to a Canadian coast for the benefit of all Canadians.”“If the last days and weeks tell us anything, it’s that we, as Canadians, need to take control of our economic destiny,” Notley said.Notley’s comments and her alignment with Trudeau widen the already yawning chasm between her and the federal NDP, which introduced a Commons motion Tuesday calling for Canada not to spend “billions of public dollars on increasingly obsolete fossil fuel infrastructure.” OTTAWA, O.N. – The federal Liberals are pointing to the unpredictable wrath of the American president to further buttress their argument that Canada needs the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion to reduce its trade dependence on the United States.The U.S. is currently the destination for 99 percent of Canada’s oil exports – a fact the Liberals cite as evidence in favour of building Trans Mountain, which would allow Canadian bitumen to be shipped to Asia by sea.That argument appears to be getting fresh momentum from U.S. President Donald Trump and his Twitter feed, both of which have been the source of pointed attacks on Canada that have cast a worrying pall over the state of one of the world’s oldest and most enduring trade relationships.center_img Opposition to the pipeline and court challenges from the B.C. government made Kinder Morgan queasy about proceeding with its $7.4 billion investment in the expansion, all but abandoning it unless Ottawa could provide some measure of financial certainty.By Mia RabsonTHE CANADIAN PRESSlast_img read more

As South Sudans independence nears UN gets ready for next phase of

5 July 2011Four days before South Sudan becomes independent from the rest of Sudan, the United Nations is preparing for the next phase of its role in the region, both on the ground and at Headquarters in New York with the potential addition of a new Member State. Top UN officials, led by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, will attend Saturday’s independence celebrations in Juba, the capital of the new country – born out of a UN-backed peace process that ended the long-running north-south Sudanese civil war.The mandate of the UN Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) – which was created in the wake of the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) – expires on Saturday and a new UN operation is expected to take the place of the peacekeeping operation.Ambassador Peter Wittig of Germany, which holds the rotating Security Council presidency this month, told reporters today that Council members are having intense discussions on what form and shape the new mission will take. He said a vote is expected later this week.Mr. Wittig said the Council will also meet on 13 July, four days after independence, to discuss whether to recommend to the General Assembly that South Sudan becomes the 193rd Member State of the UN. The last country to be admitted as a Member State was Montenegro, in 2006.In Juba, where authorities have been holding rehearsals for Saturday’s celebrations, David Gressly, UN Regional Coordinator for South Sudan, told reporters that UNMIS had posted many achievements since it started six-and-a-half years ago.He cited the support given to the north and south so they could implement the CPA, the role of the UN as an intermediary during disputes between the two sides, the disengagement of the two armies, the training of tens of thousands of police officers in South Sudan, and the assistance in the staging of landmark elections and the independence referendum.“My colleagues’ efforts made a significant contribution to maintaining the overall peace and stability of the past six years, which have brought us to where we are today as the countdown to South Sudan’s independence enters its final phase,” Mr. Gressly said.But he also noted the continuing violent clashes between various ethnic groups in South Sudan and between the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA), which fought the civil war, and rebel militia groups.Mr. Gressly’s concerns were echoed by UN humanitarian agencies, which have also warned that “a significant number” of southerners are stranded in the north in difficult conditions, seeking a way home.Dominik Bartsch, a spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), told a news briefing in Geneva that between 1.5 and 2 million southerners have been residing in the north. Some 300,000 have already returned. “Unfortunately, significant numbers of southerners remain stranded en route, notably in Kosti, a way station on the Nile River where 16,000 people are residing in a transit centre originally built for 2,000 people, making conditions at the site were very difficult,” he said.Mr. Bartsch said a group of some 17,000 southerners was still in Khartoum, many waiting for the transport to the South they have been promised, but which has not been provided due to capacity reasons. “As a result, many people are now sitting on street corners… after selling their belongings, waiting for transport to arrive,” he added. “Many of these people who were born in Khartoum now find themselves in a situation where they have no assurance about their future status in Sudan. While statelessness is often treated as an issue of legal finesse, this was of direct concern for hundreds of thousands of southerners in the north who must decide whether or not they would travel to the south.”Mr. Bartsch said UNHCR welcomed the independence of South Sudan, adding that the agency wished to underscores “the south has a number of hotspots, areas where inter-communal violence, ethnic clashes and active military insurgencies are taking place.” “There are concerns that these hotspots could generate internal displacement and, in the worst case, prompt refugees to cross the border,” he said. Emilia Casella, a spokesperson for WFP, said the agency welcomed South Sudan’s independence, “as peace is important to maintaining food security.”Ms. Casella said a barge had departed yesterday from a location south of Khartoum and would head up the Nile River with new replenishments of food, with the aim of arriving in Juba by 12 July.Meanwhile, the World Food Programme (WFP), which recently completed food distributions to 900,000 people in the south, has sent a barge full of food from near Khartoum, the capital of Sudan, up the Nile River to Juba. read more

UN shines attention on fighting human trafficking in Europe and Asia

United Nations agencies cast a spotlight today on fighting human trafficking at opposite ends of the Earth, warning that the root causes are not being adequately addressed in South Eastern Europe while praising government moves in Southeast Asia to forge a concrete, detailed strategy to combat the problem.Anti-trafficking measures in South Eastern Europe are still dominated by repressive measures to prevent migration, prostitution and organised crime, while preventive strategies to fight such root causes as poverty, discrimination, lack of education and job prospects, are few and far between, according to a new report launched in Geneva. The report, published by the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR), focuses on Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Moldova, Romania and Serbia and Montenegro including UN-administered Kosovo. “The report shows that there is no comprehensive long-term prevention strategy. Yet prevention is the key to success in curbing this crime,” OSCE Special Representative on Combating Trafficking in Human Beings Helga Konrad said. “A coordinated approach to the problem is central to effective and sustainable solutions.”Among other goals, the report calls for greater efforts to empower those who have been trafficked or who are at risk by tackling root causes in countries of origin and destination, further strengthening social protection systems to prevent child trafficking, and greater understanding of trafficking within the broader context of development, gender equality and poverty reduction, with responses shaped accordingly.The report highlights the changing nature of trafficking, with girls and women increasingly trafficked within countries and men increasingly trafficked for labour.Meanwhile in Hanoi, Viet Nam, senior officials from the six Mekong countries – Cambodia, China, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Viet Nam – agreed today on a Sub-regional Plan of Action against human trafficking for the next three years, focusing on law enforcement and prevention, protection and recovery of victims.The plan, which includes collaboration on the investigation and prosecution of traffickers and on supportive systems of repatriation and assistance to help trafficked victims return home, will be buttressed by the technical expertise and support of UN agencies, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and bilateral and multilateral donors.“The people of Viet Nam, the people of the sub-region, and in fact, people around the world will be the true beneficiaries of this collaboration built today,” UN Development Programme (UNDP) Resident Representative in Vietnam Jordan Ryan said, calling the meeting a “watershed event.” read more

Two major Canadian retailers HBC Shoppers cut jobs amid market changes

TORONTO – Two major Canadian retailers, Hudson’s Bay Co. and Shoppers Drug Mart have announced job cuts as both companies try to trim costs amid major competitive and regulatory changes in the Canadian marketplace.Canadian retailing giant HBC said Friday it is laying off 210 employees in Toronto as the company moves its information services department to the United States in a move to slash spending.Shoppers (TSX:SC) confirmed it will cut 80 jobs — some at the head office and others at regional offices— as it looks for ways to offset the effect of generic drug reform in several provinces to its bottom line.HBC spokeswoman Tiffany Bourre said 130 jobs from the Canadian information services department will go to an office in St. Louis, Missouri, which will become the headquarters for its information services. Another 80 jobs will be eliminated. The layoffs will happen in the next 12 to 18 months, she said.Bourre added that the move is part of a plan to adjust its operations, now that the Canadian Zellers chain is being phased out both through the take over of some locations from U.S. retail giant Target Corp. and the closure of most of its remaining stores.“Since the acquisition of the majority of Zellers locations by Target we have been adjusting our operations, both at corporate office and store level, to reflect a modified organization,” she said in an email.“As we continue to review and assess resources, it is apparent that we must improve the cost effectiveness of the current IS (information services) structure.”Bourre said the realignment makes sense as the closure of Zellers stores reduces HBC’s footprint in Canada, while it increases its foothold in the U.S. through the recent acquisition of Lord & Taylor in the U.S.The layoffs come on top of the thousands of Zellers employees who will lose their jobs at the company as it shutters the majority of its stores, many which will convert to Target stores.Target purchased the leasehold interests of 189 sites currently operated by Zellers Inc. and it says about $10 million to $11 million will be invested to remodel each facility.Target has said only that Zellers employees would be encouraged to apply for jobs at their stores, but a Zellers employees’ union has launched the Target Fairness campaign to raise awareness about Target’s failure to commit to take on Zellers workers.Meanwhile Shoppers Drug Mart said its decision to cut 80 jobs is part of its strategy to cut costs in response to drug reforms across Canada.The retailer has faced an onslaught of changes brought in last year in Ontario, Quebec and British Columbia that cut generic drug prices to 25 per cent of the price of patented drugs _ down from 50 per cent. The company has said those reforms affect revenue by an estimated $750-million a year.But more recent changes in Ontario have further cut the costs for the Top 10 generic drugs to 20 per cent of the price of the branded equivalent, which will hit the company even harder.“In response to drug reform initiatives across Canada, we significantly reduced our new store capital program and have taken steps to address our cost structure,” said spokeswoman Tammy Smitham.“This includes ensuring that our central office resources are aligned to best support the strategic priorities and initiatives of the business moving forward, allowing us to continue to grow, while delivering acceptable returns.”Shoppers has also been working to mitigate the changes by driving sales at the front of the store, areas of its operations that are separate from its pharmacies, like food and cosmetics.The company is also looking to improve its supply chain, as well as the productivity at its pharmacy operations, an initiative it expects will provide “significant gains” over the next year-and-a-half. Two major Canadian retailers, HBC, Shoppers, cut jobs amid market changes AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Sunny Freeman, The Canadian Press Posted Oct 5, 2012 7:00 pm MDT read more

Precision Drilling reports Q1 loss revenue down five contracts cancelled

CALGARY – Precision Drilling Corp. (TSX:PD) reported a loss of $19.9 million in its latest quarter compared with a profit of $24.0 million a year ago.The oilfield services company says the loss amounted to seven cents per share for the quarter ended March 31 compared with a profit of eight cents in the same quarter last year.Revenue this quarter totalled $301.7 million down from $512.1 million in the first quarter of 2015, mainly due to lower drilling activity in the U.S., Canada and internationally.The company says revenue from its contract drilling services and completion and production services segments both fell by 39 per cent and 57 per cent, respectively.During the quarter, Precision Drilling says it received $23 million in one-time contract cancellation payments in connection with five contracts.The company says it has been hit by a total of nine contract cancellations since the start of the downturn, which began in late 2014. by The Canadian Press Posted Apr 25, 2016 5:22 am MDT Last Updated Apr 25, 2016 at 6:33 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Precision Drilling reports Q1 loss, revenue down, five contracts cancelled read more

Minnesota Vikings Chris Kluwe Why cant a gay player be who they

With the Supreme Court currently debating the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act and California’s Proposition 8, both of which define marriage as only between a man and a woman, the national debate regarding same-sex marriage is as intense as it has ever been. Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe may be one of same-sex marriage’s most well-known supporters, at least among football fans. He visited Ohio State Monday to discuss his point of view in an event sponsored by the Moritz College of Law. Kluwe has been playing an active role in the fight against Proposition 8, as the co-author of an amicus brief titled “Athletes’ Brief,” along with NFL linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo, who most recently played for the Baltimore Ravens. The brief has been signed by a number of professional athletes and sports-related figures who also support same-sex marriage, including NFL Players’ Association executive director DeMaurice Smith and former Columbus Crew soccer player Robbie Rogers, who simultaneously came out as gay and retired from soccer in February. “I figured that athletes signing on for an amicus brief would have an effect on the Supreme Court … because that’s not generally an issue of the population that weighs in on political matters,” Kluwe said of the brief. “We did that, got a bunch of other athletes to sign on and hopefully make the court think about the fact that what they do has an impact. “What they do is where people are going to draw their inspiration from,” Kluwe added. “This is a case where they can literally make history.” Kluwe said that inside NFL front offices, the biggest concern about a player coming out is the potential distraction that it could cause for the team. “There is kind of this unwritten idea that gay players cannot come out because it would create a media firestorm around that, which in turn might distract the team from focusing on football,” Kluwe said. “My response to that would be there is tons of distractions that go on on any given year … It’s not like there’s a shortage of distractions already. Why can’t a gay player be who they are?” Not everyone in the NFL agrees with Kluwe’s point of view about the distraction blowing over. Seattle Seahawks defensive end Chris Clemons tweeted from his Twitter handle @chrisclemons91 on March 26 that he thinks gay NFL players should keep their sexuality private, saying a player coming out would “make themselves bigger than the team.” Kluwe said he thinks the issue will “blow over in a month or two” once a first active NFL player comes out as homosexual. “The first guy or guys that come out, yeah, there’s going to be some attention, but after that, no one will care,” Kluwe said. “Then it becomes, how well can you play football, which is the way it should be.” Kluwe said he thinks it would be “easier” for a well-known player to come out than a lesser-known player, because of their established success. “Another player, it could be harder because they may be on the verge of getting cut anyways,” Kluwe said. “Then people are going to ask, ‘well, did he get cut because of his performance? did he get cut because he was gay?’ That being said, I think any player that comes out as openly gay will have done the right thing for themselves because no one should have to hide who they are.” Kluwe said he does not know whether any of his current or former teammates are gay, but said statistics indicate that there are numerous homosexual players in the NFL. “I know that I’ve played with gay players before, I do not know who they are,” Kluwe said. “Honestly, it’s about can you play on the field on Sunday, that’s all I’m concerned about when I’m on the football field.” Kluwe said in a post-event interview that it was “awesome to be able to talk about tolerance and respect and equality” at OSU, and he thinks sports can spread that message to a new audience. “Traditionally, a lot of sports fans don’t necessarily worry about other political issues, about social issues, they look at sports as pure entertainment,” Kluwe told The Lantern. “That’s why when sports does take a stand on an issue, it’s so powerful because you reach an audience that might not otherwise be reached.” Grant Stancliff, communications manager for LGBT-advocacy group Equality Ohio, also spoke at the event prior to Kluwe. Stancliff said he thought the event was “fantastic.” “Hearing him … taking the long view about how we want to be a society that is empathetic, and that can grow together and that can function together, I really enjoyed it,” Stancliff said. Naman Mody, a first-year graduate student in computer science, attended the event and said he enjoyed hearing a different perspective on the issue of same-sex marriage rights. “When somebody of his fame and stature comes out and talks about this issue, it makes people think and reflect upon these ideas,” Mody said. Kluwe said he views the issue of same-sex marriage bans as an issue of people being “denied the freedom to live their own lives.” A political science and history major while playing football at UCLA, he compared the same-sex marriage debate to previous issues in U.S. history. “We’ve fought this fight before: it’s been segregation, suffrage and slavery,” Kluwe said. “There really has been the same fight over controlling other people’s lives, and if you can present it to people in that way and make them think about the fact that this is not freedom, this is about controlling someone, then they start to figure it out.” Same-sex marriage is currently legal in only nine U.S. states, plus the District of Columbia. The Ohio Revised Code defines that marriage “may only be entered into by one man and one woman.” read more

Remotely operated LiDAR equipped vehicle explores underground at closed Enefit oil shale

first_imgFor this mission the Multiscope was piloted underground using data coming from LiDARs and wide spectrum HDR cameras, however, autonomous operation can be applied in future projects. This was the first time the conditions in a closed room block were examined in this manner, Enefit stated. The Estonian energy and oil shale mining company Enefit recently utilised the Milrem Robotics commercial line unmanned ground vehicle Multiscope to determine the condition of the pillars in an oil shale mine in which mining ended ten years ago. The Multiscope equipped with 3D LiDARs was used in the Estonian mine in closed underground locations. As the anchor structure used to support the ceiling is removed after the end of mining operations, people are no longer allowed to enter those areas.“Enefit uses smart and innovative solutions to make our production more efficient, to minimize our environmental impact, and prevent occupational safety-related risks. An unmanned vehicle is an excellent solution for conducting surveys in an area which may be unsafe or prohibited for people to enter,” said Veljo Aleksandrov, Development Project Director at Enefit. The vehicles mission was successful and “we obtained the three-dimensional images and other necessary data which are vital for building a solar power plant on top of the mine,” added Aleksandrov.Enefit is planning on building one of the largest solar power plants of the region on top of the abandoned mine which will be generating approximately 3,500 MWh of renewable electricity per year. The engineers of Milrem Robotics are working on different robotics solutions designed for the civil market. Above all, they are focusing on autonomous movement in complicated environments. “Multiscope is a good example of how our technology helps to increase efficiency and complete complex tasks,” said Kuldar V¤¤rsi, CEO of Milrem Robotics.last_img read more

Lugi stop Kristianstad winning run

Swedish champions IFK Kristianstad suffered second defeat in Round 25 of domestic championship. EHF Champions League team lost in tight finish against Lugi 23:22. Take a look how… 13.Skovde256019550:65412 5.Malmo251429636:59530 All the teams in Swedish league have to play 32 matches in regular season before the Play-Off start.STANDINGS: LUGI Handboll besegrar serieledarna Kristianstad med 7 sekunder kvar!Posted by TV4 Sport on понедељак 29. фебруар 2016. 3.Redbergslids251528651:61332 8.Guif251249649:61128 14.Drott251222596:7644 9.Hammarby241158613:60127 2.Alingsas251924692:58140 12.Karlskrona255218607:67212 6.Savehof251429676:64530 10.Ricoh256217567:62314 PHOTO: Karl Erik Nilsson, LUGI 7.Lugi251429651:62530 4.Ystads IF241347668:62130 ← Previous Story PARTILLE CUP STARS: Gensheimer, Maqueda, Syprzak, Palmarsson… Next Story → RK Borac Banja Luka accept resignation of Boris Dvoršek 11.Aranas256118631:72813 1.Kristianstad252302745:59946 Lugi read more

Nicolo Barella looked up to ex Lazio man as a child

first_imgCagliari and Italy starlet Nicolo Barella says the midfielder that was his role model while growing up was ex-Lazio and Inter man Dejan Stankovic.Inter Milan tops the clubs Barella has been rumoured with for a move this month, while Stankovic on his own made over 300 appearances for the Nerazzurri between 2014 and 2013.When he was asked who he most looked up to as a schoolboy, the 21-year-old replied according to Football Italia:“Stankovic.Romelu Lukaku, Inter Milan, Cagliari, Serie AReport: Inter ultra’s claim chants to Lukaku were not racist George Patchias – September 4, 2019 Inter Milan ultras have defended opposition fans of Cagliari as not racist in their monkey chants aimed at Lukaku.This past weekend, after Romelu Lukkku…“I loved his determination as a child. I still remember his great goal from midfield.”Dejan Stankovic’s halfway line volley against Schalke, in the champions league…. 😮🙌🏻⚽️ pic.twitter.com/w6ZcJpzB9j— Titanic Goals (@TitanicGoals) July 31, 2016last_img read more

Bahamas Must Change the Way it Does Business

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, October 7, 2017 – Nassau – Minister of Financial Services, Trade & Industry and Immigration, the Hon. Brent Symonette, said that measures must be taken to keep the country on the competitive edge of the Financial Services sector.   The Minister made the statement while delivering opening remarks at the Association of International Banks and Trusts (AIBT) Nassau Conference, which was held October 4 at Baha Mar Arts & Entertainment Centre.“Changing the way we do business must be our focus in both private and public sectors because what we are doing now is just not enough,” said Minister Symonette.   “We must be forward thinking to open our economy so that we can advance ourselves.”He applauded the AIBT for sponsoring the Nassau Conferences and their “collaborative efforts” with industry stakeholders along with the Ministry to ensure that The Bahamas remains a premier international financial centre in this jurisdiction.Commenting on their theme, ‘Business Unusual’, he said that it was “most relevant” to The Bahamas at this time.“We recognize that there are many untapped opportunities out there and my Ministry is open to the voices of our private and public sectors,” he said.   “Together we must be the catalyst to develop solutions to create opportunities to enact change and grow our economy. “He said that it was his “vision” that this shift in mindset would allow for a more competitive environment which would start with legislative reforms that would be superior to or on par with competing jurisdictions.“This shift has to be centered around changing the way we transact business in this country.   My Ministry has identified some quick fixes which will allow for ways to open the door to the global economy.”He listed four things that can be done to enhance the country’s position.   These four areas include: development of more innovative products and services to attract a new client base; revamping of government agencies to provide for a more efficient and productive customer experience to both local and international clients; relaxing and amending of the immigration process; and allowance for the exchange of professionals.“We see an opportunity in the legal profession in the area of International Arbitration lending to expertise in trust and maritime business,” he said.The conference featured speakers from a cross-section of professionals representing financial jurisdictions both local and international.   Topics included: The Global Marketplace; Global Regulation of Financial Services; Planning In Uncertain Times; Business Unusual; and An Actionable Framework for Success in The Bahamas.By: Betty Vedrine (BIS)Photo caption: Minister of Financial Services, Trade & Industry and Immigration the Hon. Brent Symonette addresses the AIBT Nassau Conference on the theme, ‘Business Unusual’, October 4, 2017 at Baha Mar Arts & Entertainment Centre.(BIS Photo)last_img read more

Access Intelligence Buys AdMonsters

first_img “It fits right in the middle of our media and marketing space,” says Access Intelligence CEO Don Pazour. The deal achieves a one-two punch of serving the publishing market in a broad sense—the events are potentially attractive to AI’s existing cable, publishing, broadcast and PR audiences—while also edging the company into the agency market. “Strategically, the one area we’re still not strong in is the agency side of the business. This takes us one step closer to that,” adds Pazour. The brands will be tucked into AI’s Media & Broadcasting group, which includes Folio:, min, Cynopsis, PR News, Cablefax and Studio Daily, led by SVP and group publisher Diane Schwartz. Going forward, Pazour sees growth potential for OPS. Currently it’s a one-day conference, which could be leveraged into a larger tradeshow format. Access Intelligence, a platform publisher targeting a number of B2B market verticals—and parent company of Folio:—is set to announce it has acquired the AdMonsters  and OPS events from 8 Meter Media. “The OPS conference is more about what’s happening in the business and it brings a broader community of stakeholders together,” he says. “I think it has longer-term potential for a tradeshow around it, and much larger participation from the broadcast and TV industries. That’s the primary growth driver.”center_img AdMonsters was founded in 1999 by Bowen Dwelle, who, following the deal, will partner with Access Intelligence as founder and consultant while remaining CEO of 8 Meter Media. The rest of the AdMonsters and OPS management teams will join Access Intelligence. Terms were not released, but the deal includes AdMonsters Publisher Forum, a series of conferences serving ad operations and tech executives, and the annual OPS conference, a one-day event for a broader digital advertising audience including publishers, agencies and marketers. The Publisher Forums average about 250 attendees each while the OPS event averages around 600. Because it’s a deal centered on events, it taps into a common refrain among B2B publishers, which have been anxious to diversify away from a challenged print market. “It puts us closer to 60 percent of revenue from events,” says Pazour. “Events, underpinned by robust digital products—that’s where we’re going.”last_img read more

The future of agriculture in Alaska

first_imgAgriculture, farmer’s markets and fresh produce. It’s planting time for farmers and backyard garden enthusiasts. What’s new with the changing ag scene in Alaska and what will it mean for raising more food right in our state? And how will a changing climate affect food production? We’ll ask on the next Talk of Alaska. Post your comment before, during or after the live broadcast (comments may be read on air). Send an email to talk@alaskapublic.org (comments may be read on air) Call 550-8422 (Anchorage) or 1-800-478-8255 (statewide) during the live broadcast Amy Petit, Executive Director, Alaska Farmland TrustMargaret Adsit, Owner/Operator, Alaska Farm ToursJodie Anderson, Director, Matanuska Experiment Farm and Extension CenterLeah Wagner, Owner, Foundroot The high tunnels at Oceanside Farms overlook Kachemak Bay. (Photo by Emily Schwing, Northwest News Network) HOST: Lori TownsendGUESTS: Grow North Farm (3601 Mountain View Dr.) will host it’s first Monthly Market on Friday, July 12 from 4-8 p.m. Follow Anchorage Community Land Trust on Facebook for more information For a full list of farmers markets around the state, visit the Alaska Farmers Market Association’s interactive market directory ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: PARTICIPATE: LIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. on APRN stations statewide.SUBSCRIBE: Get Talk of Alaska updates automatically by email, RSS or podcast.last_img read more

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