• Government Supports Cape Breton Company

    first_imgThe province will help a Cape Breton employer restructure, maintain 60 well-paying jobs and prepare for future growth and success. Atlantic Castings will receive a $2-million investment incentive through the Industrial Expansion Fund. “This investment will help Atlantic Castings protect and create important jobs and provide economic support for a vibrant community,” said Angus MacIsaac, Minister of Economic Development. Atlantic Castings, formerly Cape Breton Castings Ltd., is a manufacturer and supplier of aluminum die cast transmission parts for the North American automotive industry. The company’s operating facility consists of eight die cast manufacturing cells with a full suite of new and well-maintained equipment. “This government support, combined with a $2-million cash contribution through our group of investors, will allow our company to work towards achieving a competitive edge in the automotive industry, and provide the necessary resources to diversify into other markets,” said Sean Burke, a spokesperson for the investor group. “We are committed to contributing to sustainable growth and economic prosperity for Nova Scotia.” The Industrial Expansion Fund (IEF) is one method the government of Nova Scotia uses to support economic development in the province. It is key to helping industries involved in innovative research and technology, while contributing to a prosperous and sustainable business climate for Nova Scotia. The IEF has considerable flexibility in the amount and type of funding it can provide.last_img read more

  • Former Manitoba premier Greg Selinger leaves legislature for the last time

    first_imgWINNIPEG – Former Manitoba premier Greg Selinger welled up in the legislature Wednesday as he said goodbye to his fellow politicians, ending 18 years of sometimes-tumultuous service.He used his final speech to call for a more inclusive political system.“Progress has been made, but I know we can make this place better for everyone, particularly (so that) those historically left out can be heard, seen and respected,” he said before pausing to collect himself.It was a relatively quiet end for Selinger, 67, who has recently been seated in the back row of the Opposition NDP benches.Selinger was first elected in 1999 and served a decade as finance minister under former premier Gary Doer. He balanced several budgets, championed Francophone language rights and cracked down on payday lenders.He took over the party leadership in 2009, worked with the private sector to help bring the NHL back to Winnipeg and bolstered the province’s defences during the flood of 2011.Selinger’s popularity dropped as the economy sputtered. He opted to raise a variety of taxes instead of cutting spending, and started running a long string of deficits. A hike in the provincial sales tax in 2013 led to widespread voter anger.The following year, five of his top cabinet ministers revolted and called on him to step down to help the party rebound. He refused and held on to the top job by a razor-thin margin at a NDP convention.Selinger quit as NDP leader after the party lost the 2016 election, but kept his Winnipeg legislature seat until Wednesday. He announced last month — pushed by current NDP Leader Wab Kinew — that he would leave politics, after several women came forward with allegations of sexual misconduct by one of Selinger’s former cabinet ministers.When asked Wednesday what he would do differently if he could go back to the weeks leading up to the cabinet ministers’ revolt, he hinted he might have warned the rebels more strongly that a public spat would hurt the party.“You always talk to people about the potential risks of certain actions and then people make their choices. Was there a way to do that more forcefully? Perhaps. Was there a way to do that more persuasively? Perhaps,” Selinger said.“We have a primary responsibility to stay focused on serving the people of Manitoba and as long as you keep that focus, you’re going to be OK. If you start getting off that focus, then other things can happen.”One political analyst said Selinger, who started out as a social worker and served for a time on Winnipeg city council, should be remembered largely for his dedication to social justice and his deep knowledge of issues.“Not many people in public life in Manitoba could match Greg Selinger in terms of his mastery of different policy files,” said Paul Thomas, professor emeritus of political studies at the University of Manitoba.But Selinger lacked political instincts and failed to appreciate the turning tide in his support, Thomas said.“He seemed to have trouble coming to terms with the fact that political careers are time-limited,” Thomas said.“He probably should have resigned when there was open revolt … in the cabinet and saved his party at that point.”last_img read more

  • Former SNCLavalin executive wants fraud and bribery case thrown out over delays

    first_imgMONTREAL — Lawyers for a former SNC-Lavalin vice-president accused of fraud and bribery are trying to have the case thrown out due to what they claim are unreasonable delays.Stephane Roy’s lawyers argued today in Quebec court that Crown prosecutors haven’t done enough to limit delays as legal proceedings approach the 60-month mark.Roy was arrested in 2012 and formally charged by the RCMP in 2014. He faces charges including fraud over $5,000, bribing a foreign public official and violating United Nations sanctions against Libya.His case stems from the same Project Assistance investigation that led to charges against SNC-Lavalin. Those charges are fuelling controversy in Ottawa following a report that the Prime Minister’s Office pressured former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould to help the company avoid criminal prosecution.A lawyer for Roy, Nellie Benoit, is invoking the Supreme Court of Canada’s 2016 Jordan decision, which established time limits for criminal cases. The ruling set a limit of 30 months between the laying of charges and the anticipated end of a trial.Roy’s lawyers are expected to complete their arguments this afternoon and will be followed by the Crown.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

  • Inquiry to begin into shooting death of Edmontonarea RCMP officer

    first_imgST. ALBERT, Alta. — The widow of an Alberta RCMP officer shot and killed on duty hopes politicians take seriously any recommendations from a fatality inquiry into his death.“My hopes are that anything that is recommended by the judge will be followed through with,” says Shelly Wynn.Const. David Wynn, 42, was slain in a casino in St. Albert, north of Edmonton, while investigating a stolen truck in 2015.Eyewitnesses described Wynn and his partner, auxiliary constable Derek Bond, chasing a man. One of the officers tried to grab the suspect, who pulled a gun and shot both officers in the ensuing struggle.Wynn died in hospital three days later from a head wound. Bond was shot in the arm and torso but survived.At the end of the inquiry the judge will provide a written report that will help clarify the circumstances of the deaths. He may also provide insight and recommendations to prevent similar deaths.— Rachelle Elsiufi (@CityRachelle) April 24, 2019Shawn Rehn, the suspected car thief, was found 10 hours later in a nearby acreage home, dead from an apparent suicide.It was soon discovered that Rehn was a career criminal out on bail while facing 15 charges, including escaping lawful custody, possession of a prohibited firearm and failing to show up to a previous bail hearing.Senior RCMP officers questioned at the time why Rehn was out on the street. Alberta’s justice minister called for a review of how the case was handled.Alberta has since stopped using police officers to stand in for Crown prosecutors during bail hearings. The use of auxiliary constables has also been restricted.Shelly Wynn, who plans to attend the three-day fatality inquiry, points out that although the hearings aren’t called to assess blame, they are meant to recommend how such tragedies can be avoided.“These inquiries are done because of safety issues or to better the organization. And I think it’s important that if a judge is making those recommendations they should really follow through with them,” she said.Wynn attempted to get a law passed to require prosecutors to attend bail hearings and reveal the applicant’s criminal history. While the first objective has been achieved, she said the second is still unfulfilled.“There still is that loophole,” she said. “It’s not mandatory for officers or prosecutors to bring all that information forward.“I think it’s something they do have to address.” Wynn said it’s been a long road for her and her family. She is raising three boys, now 17, 19 and 20.She credits help from a group called Camp FACES, which assists first-responder families suffering from sudden trauma, with making a big difference.“They are absolutely amazing and have been a huge support for myself and my family.”Wynn said it was at Camp FACES that the whole family learned a vital lesson.“Seeing the families who have children who are much, much younger who have lost their fathers or their mothers, I’m thankful (my sons) got to spend a lot of time and have a lot of memories of their dad,” she said.“As I see all of these families, I truly am thankful that they did have the time they did with him.” The Canadian Press with files from CityNewslast_img read more

  • Chiefs head home and Perry Bellegarde begins first day on the job

    first_imgAPTN National NewsAfter the excitement of Wednesday’s election chiefs got down to business Thursday.Or at least a very small number of chiefs did.APTN’s Tim Fontaine takes a look at the final day of the AFN’s assembly.last_img

  • Most actively traded companies on the TSX

    Companies in the news:The North West Company Inc. (TSX:NWC). Up two cents to $30.54. The North West Company Inc. says an insurance payout helped its net earnings rise in the last quarter despite disappointing results from its Giant Tiger outlets. The company, focused around its 117 Northern-branded stores in remote communities, says first quarter earnings were up 41.7 per cent to $26.2 million compared with the same quarter last year. Net earnings attributable to shareholders for the quarter ending April 30 came in at $25.1 million, or 51 cents per share, compared with 36 cents per share last year. Consolidated sales were up 6.2 per cent to $494.5 million.Roots Corp. (TSX:ROOT). Up 23 cent or 7.1 per cent to $3.47. The Roots clothing company’s first quarter loss was 75 per cent bigger than last year as inventory costs associated with a new distribution centre offset gains from higher sales. The company had a $9.8 million net loss or 23 cents per basic share for the quarter ended May 4, which compared with last year’s first quarter loss of $5.6 million or 13 cents per share. Its adjusted net loss was equal to 17 cents per share, equal to analyst forecasts and compared with 11 cents per share a year earlier. Sales for the Toronto-based clothing retailer were up 6.5 per cent year-over-year to $54.4 million from $51 million. The Canadian Press Some of the most active companies traded Wednesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (16,227.24, down 21.52 points).Encana Corp. (TSX:ECA). Energy. Down 45 cents, or 6.6 per cent, to $6.37 on 7.5 million shares.Enbridge Inc. (TSX:ENB). Energy. Down 61 cents, or 1.32 per cent, to $45.59 on 6.6 million shares.Prometic Life Sciences Inc. (TSX:PLI). Health care. Up half a cent, or 20 per cent, to three cents on 6.3 million shares.Barrick Gold Corp. (TSX:ABX). Materials. Up 30 cents, or 1.67 per cent, to $18.31 on 5.9 million shares.Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Industrials. Down one cent, or 0.46 per cent, to $2.18 on 5.5 million shares.BlackBerry Ltd. (TSX:BB). Technology. Up 68 cents, or 6.2 per cent, to $11.64 on 4.2 million shares. read more

  • Indian political parties demand release of fishermen in Lanka

    In a statement, Ramadoss said 29 fishermen from Akkaraipettai in Nagapattinam district were fishing near Point Calimere when the Sri Lankan navy attacked and apprehended them. Even though parties in Tamil Nadu have been claiming that fishermen are being taken forcibly by the Sri Lankan navy, the naval website has been posting documents of the coordinates of the Indian fishermen held by them. The recent detention of 29 fishermen was carried out 7 nautical miles northeast off Kokilai in Trincolmalee, according to the Sri Lankan navy. “Incidents of the Sri Lankan navy falsely framing Indian fishermen and of the Sri Lankan navy infiltrating Indian waters have increased. Apprehending innocent fishermen and remanding them in custody for nearly 3 months in prison are human rights violations and is a very dangerous trend followed by Sri Lanka,” he charged. With 84 fishermen from Tamil Nadu and 10 from Karaikal languishing in Sri Lankan prisons, Indian political parties are demanding their immediate release, the Times of India reported.Pattali Makkal Katchi leader S Ramadoss alleged that Sri Lankan navy personnel were forcefully taking the fishermen from Indian waters and charging them falsely for trespassing into Sri Lanka’s territorial waters. In 2015, Sri Lankan naval agencies (coast guard & navy) apprehended 466 fishermen from Tamil Nadu and Puducherry in 27 apprehensions.Post Diwali, 94 fishermen, including 10 fishermen from Karaikal, were apprehended and lodged in various prisons.Of the 94 fishers, 25 are from Rameswaram, 8 from Mandapam, 18 from Pudukottai, 33 from Nagapattinam and 10 from Karaikal. Ramadoss said that when the territorial borderline is very narrow, it is not right to detain fishermen for trespassing. Hence, a long lasting solution has to be sought.“The centre should ensure that both countries arrive at an amicable agreement to engage in fishing activities. Efforts should be taken to immediately release the detained fishermen and their boats,” he said. Four country boat fishermen from Point Calimere were stranded in Mannar coast on November 7. These four are yet to accounted in the count given by the state government.In 2015, 71 boats were detained by Sri Lanka in which 23 are from Rameswaram, 3 from Mandapam, 14 from Pudukottai, 20 from Nagapattinam, 10 from Karaikal and 1 boat from Tuticorin. Tamil Manila Congress president G K Vasan also urged the central government to ensure the release of the fishermen before the Pongal festival.Meanwhile, a Trincomalee court on Friday remanded 29 Nagapattinam fishermen held on December 30 in judicial custody till January 11. They have been lodged in the Trincomalee prison.In 2015, the Sri Lankan navy apprehended 466 fishermen of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry in 27 cases. Fishermen activist U Arulanandam of the Alliance for Release of Innocent Fishermen said “a lasting solution will be to advise the fishermen of Ramanathapuram, Pudukottai and Nagapattinam to take up deep sea fishing by providing the necessary equipment. Developing the Mukkaiyur fishing harbour in Ramanathapuram will be of great help,” he said. read more

  • Is this the coolest photography in Ireland

    first_imgIN A WORLD where you and I can Instagram our dinner and make it look like a retro masterpiece, it would be tempting to conclude that there was little left in the photographer’s craft.Dublin-dwelling Alex Sapienza, a cameraman and photographer, has decided to reintroduce the artistry to taking a photographic portrait by embracing the past. Sapienza employs the wet-plate collodion method, which dates back to 1851 and is one of the first photographic techniques ever used. As it involves the use of highly dangerous chemicals such as cyanide, silver nitrate, cadmium bromide and acidic compounds, it’s safe to say it isn’t for mass market use.Sapienza told that he decided to step back in time because he was “getting tired of the same digital images that you get to see every day, the same set-ups and exactly the same post-processing done with Photoshop”. He says: For me it’s very hard to get excited by digital images, they are stores on hard drives and phones and most of the time they never see the light of day. The images produced by this technique are one-of-a-kind images which cannot be duplicated. It’s one beautiful images, usually 10 x 12 inches in size on glass or aluminium and it’s a real object rather than a file stored somewhere on the internet.The sourcing of the apparatus for Sapienza’s studio was, understandably, a bit of a challenge. The lens is a brass barrel lens made in Paris around 1870 and he sourced that in an antique shop in New York. The camera itself comes from London and dates from the early 1900s. Both were necessary to achieve what Sapienza describes as “timeless images”.This short vid shows how Sapienza shoots his portraits (we like the juxtaposition of Breaking Bad-style chemical mixing with Wild West-style portraits):via TrueFilmsTV/YoutubeSapienza’s Analogue Studio is on South William Street, Dublin – he says that the entire process from taking your portrait to getting the finished product into your hand takes just 30 minutes. He’ll be exhibiting some of his glass and aluminium photos and cameras at the VintageIreland event in Dublin’s Burlington Hotel today from 11am.You can also see his portraits on his Facebook page. Here’s a selection of some of them (you might recognise some of the faces…) What do you think?last_img read more

  • Greek Mayor arrested over tollway protests

    first_imgGreek police arrested the mayor of Stylida, located 215 kilometres (133 miles) northwest of Athens on Tuesday, after he used an excavator to remove portions of a highway guardrail to protest against increases in tollway charges. Apostolos Gletsos faces charges under the Highway Traffic Code for removing the guardrails to allow residents access to local service roads so they could avoid paying tolls, according to a statement on the Greek Police website. He said he would continue his actions until Fthiotida residents could carry out local trips without charge.Local residents have no alternative road they can use toi move around their area without paying tolls, while the price of road tolls was recently increased.Sunday saw protests across Greece over the increases announced for concession-holders, especially in areas where residents have not been given alternative access roads in order to get about their neighbourhoods.Greece’s Ministry of Infrastructure, Transport and Networks announced during the week that it would issue free access cards for the Pelasgia tollbooth to residents of Stylida and the surrounding area after previously issued cards expired at the end of 2010. The ministry said there was no connection between Gletsos’s arrest and the issuance of the new cards. The ministry will reimburse Aegean Motorway Concession Company SA., the private contractor that runs the toll road on the portion of the Athens-Lamia highway, the news agency said. Source: ANA, Bloomberg Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

  • Thousands raised for Sydney Hospital

    first_imgThe Greek Australian community has shown its philanthropic bone once again, donating $78,500 to various Sydney Hospitals.The initiative was organised by Athanasia Peponi-Brisimi and saw hundreds of members of the Greek community come together and donate.The money was given in instalments to the neuro-oncology unit of the Royal North Shore Hospital which is part of “The Kolling Institute of Medical Research”.In a special ceremony last Friday, the donors were given a guided tour of the Institute and personally thanked Ms Peponi-Brisimi for her fundraising efforts. Ms Peponi-Brisimi felt compelled to fundraise after seeing her mother live through cancer after she was diagnosed with a brain tumour. The director of laboratory Viive Howel, said that the money will be dispersed throughout the unit, from the wages of the personnel to the research efforts of the Institute.The presentation was attended by the Consul General of Greece to Sydney Dr Stavros Kyrimis, who said that it was important that the Greek community take such initiatives.Also present, was the Shadow Minister Sophia Kochi, and representatives from AHEPA and the Panarcadic Association of NSW. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

  • Two held for PDS kerosene diversion

    first_imgPatancheru: Residents of Rameswaram Weaker Sections Colony on Tuesday caught two youngsters working in SVR Engineering Company while they were allegedly transporting 50 litres of kerosene after purchasing it from a local dealer.The duo was handed over to the Civil Supplies department officials for allegedly trying to sell kerosene meant for supply to the poor in the black-market. Tahsildar in Sangareddy District Supply Office Basavayya reached the spot. He confiscated the kerosene and a two-wheeler used by the duo to carry the containers. The DSO stated that a case would be registered against the kerosene dealer Ramu Goud.last_img read more

  • BNP procession in city protests at Khaleda verdict

    first_imgBangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) leaders and activists bring out a procession on Friday protesting at the verdict against the party chairperson Khaleda Zia. Photo: UNBSeveral hundred leaders and activists of the BNP brought out a procession from the national mosque, Baitul Mukarram, after Juma prayers protesting at their party chief Khaleda Zia’s conviction in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case.They chanted slogans demanding unconditional release of three-time prime minister Khaleda Zia, reports UNB.Police however dispersed the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) men when they reached near Nightingale crossing at Naya Paltan around 2:00pm.Police also detained a number of BNP leaders and activists from the Naya Paltan area.The BNP on Thursday announced countrywide demonstrations protesting at its chairperson Khaleda Zia’s conviction in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case.As part of their two-day demonstration programme, the party leaders and activists brought out the rally after Juma prayers.Amid heightening tensions and various speculations, a special court in Dhaka on Thursday convicted the former prime minister Khaleda Zia and sentenced her to five years’ imprisonment in the much-talked-about Zia Orphanage Trust graft case.last_img read more

  • 10 Tech Tools Every Startup Needs

    first_img Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. 10 min read This story appears in the September 2010 issue of . Subscribe » October 6, 2010 Enroll Now for Free Ok, you’re finally stepping out on your own. And if you’re like most adventuresome-though-anxious entrepreneurs, you’re starting small and spending sparingly. But no matter how modest your company or your capital, you still need some essential tech tools, especially if you hope to compete in this age of wireless networks, mobile devices and next-gen displays. And while these wonder products have the potential to help you make money, they also can eat up valuable time and energy as you shop for them, install them–and learn how to use them. Oh, yes, then there are the prices. Ouch! Yet there’s never been a better time to buy all sorts of entry-level gadgets and services on a budget. Keeping value, quality, time and style in mind, we present here our Top 10 picks guaranteed to make every budding captain of industry look like a top pro from Day One. Be warned, though: None of them will slay the startup dragons you’ll face in the coming days. But this starter kit of artillery will significantly boost your odds of making it out alive.1. Aspire TimelineX 14-inch 4820T notebook computer(starting at $750)It all begins with a good computer, and we have been mighty impressed with Acer’s new TimelineX series–specifically the 4820T–as the startup computing weapon of choice. Done in a handsome, small-business-ready, black-brushed aluminum, this beauty is less than 1-inch thick and weighs in at a lumbar-friendly 5 pounds–power cords and accessories included. Beyond its good looks, the TimelineX offers real productivity oomph. The Intel Core i3 processor, 4GB of memory and 320GB hard drive mean that, assuming you don’t go overboard with full-motion video, the TimelineX can handle even power-hungry, graphics-intensive apps in desktop mode. You will miss the high-power performance of being fully plugged in, but this unit sports somewhere close to an eight-hour battery life in full power-saving configuration. Nifty.2. Samsung BX2050 20-Inch 50 series LED backlit monitor($299)Your next critical investment is a solid outboard monitor that helps de-stress your neck, back and eyes as you work. Samsung is our choice for monitor of the moment. It’s one of the few screen vendors that makes its own displays. And the value comes through in its luxe 50 series monitors. Though you can go up to 24 inches, the 20-inch model offers a startup the best value for the money. At a scant 19mm thick, the 50 series has a reasonably good-looking 1000-to-1 contrast ratio, very fast 2 MS response time and some nice touches, like two HDMI inputs. You will not mistake this unit for a first-quality HDTV, but at $299 you’ll be more than satisfied. For basic business use, this baby looks great both turned on and off.3. Belkin MAX Play Wireless Router with Apps($99)Now that you’ve got your perfect computer set up, you’ll need the best way for it to connect across your growing office. Rather than waste time and money installing Ethernet cables, save a small fortune and a big construction mess and run this dual-band wireless media router from Belkin. Though aimed squarely at the HighDef TV and gaming set, the Belkin Play is a serious small-business tool: It offers state-of-the-art MIMO coverage for unparalleled connectivity in radio-wave-polluted, crowded buildings and homes. (That microwave oven in your kitchen truly is the wireless networking Antichrist.) Belkin’s full-band video speeds are good enough to move even meaty media and engineering files. Also, the Play self-installs a decent bunch of apps that allow for some slick router tricks. Our favorite? The Print Genie, which lets you print directly from anywhere in covered zones, opens the door to all sorts of computer-free imaging. Admittedly, we are a bit skeptical about Belkin’s claim that its wireless networking is self-healing; you will spend some time fixing it–and installing the software. But for $99, you get a blazing fast wireless network. And that’s an infrastructure you can love. 4. Western Digital WD TV Live HD Media Player($150)You may have noticed a trend here: All the fancy-schmancy media devices aimed at consumers moving media files make for some serious small-business tools. Take the Western Digital WD TV Live HD Media Player. It nominally pumps out Full-HD, 1080p-resolution video, but it is also a network media device fully compatible with Windows 7. It works with your PC’s and your TV’s USB drives–heck, it even has an HDMI output. Done right, any file is available on any computer or display in your home or office. Impressive. The touchy-feely consumer vibe will take some getting used to, and Western Digital dings you for an extra outboard Wi-Fi card if you want to go wireless. But once you get the hang of the WD TV Live, basically any piece of content anywhere within range is accessible. And that is oh, so handy.5. KODAK ESP Office 6150($230)Remember Eastman Kodak and its little yellow film box? Well, the Rochester, N.Y.-based company has reinvented itself as an imaging giant and taken aim at the small-business market. Rolled out earlier this year, the company’s new All-in-One ESP Office 6150 Printer brings together all the usual printing, scanning, faxing and copying functions, but tries to do it at far lower cost than its rivals. Kodak’s secret? Cheap ink. The company claims its cartridge saves something on the order of $100 per year. Your results will vary by how many photos you print, what your black-and-white usage is and how many weird variables you have, like faxes. But you get the idea. And not surprisingly, Kodak also made a nice little printer here: Wi-Fi and Ethernet are built in, with direct printing support for BlackBerrys, iPods and iPhones. We liked the high-capacity tray that holds up to 200 pages. Documents print at 32 black-and-white or 30 color pages per minute, and the machine can copy 27 pages per minute in black and white. This unit will not replace a legit laser printer with true penny-per-page cost to own. But for a reasonable outlay, you get a good-looking, high-quality model that can save you money over a similar ink jet. Who couldn’t use that?6. Microsoft Windows Live Desktop(free)Whoa! Are we really using the words “Microsoft Windows” and “free” in the same sentence? Yes, friends, we are. And it’s true. Though it gets absolutely zero media love, Microsoft quietly gives away entry-level versions of its software online. Called Windows Live Desktop, the newly launched service offers decent versions of Microsoft Word, Outlook and PowerPoint, as well as updated versions of Hotmail, MovieMaker and other media tools online, gratis. Now, you will miss the full features of Office 2010, and don’t expect the bells and whistles of, say, Google Apps. But if you’re looking to sign up for the Web revolution in a no-muss, no-fuss fashion, than set up a Microsoft Live ID and get started. It’s a great value in small-business software.7. Apple iPhone 4 16G with plan($199)Yes, there’s a place for Apple in the startup world, but you have to be smart to find it. Why? Apple gear is just not cheap. For the price of the laptop you lust after–that is, the $1,800 MacBook Pro–we’ve been able to buy a 14-inch laptop, a 20-inch monitor, a router, some network attached storage, a printer, some office software and still have money left over for a mobile phone–and maybe a latte. Anyway, that phone is where you go Apple–specifically, the iPhone 4. This latest model sets the new bar for touch-based smartphones for the small shop. Its ridiculously high-quality screen, HD image output and, most important, multitasking, make this one serious work tool–particularly when complemented by the right apps. The only knock on this device is the beehive of debate over network quality and voice service. Consumer Reports went so far as to ding the phone for dropped calls. So give it a solid demo during the 15-day return period. And if AT&T is not up to the networking task, return the unit. Keep in mind that millions do use the iPhone successfully. Assuming call quality is there and you don’t need a keyboard a la the Blackberry, the iPhone 4 is still a good bet.8. Samsung SP-H03 Pico Projector($230)Psst. We’ll let you in on a little entrepreneurial secret: To make money you have to sell something. And whatever you can do to get a presentational sales edge is worth every penny, right? Well, Samsung now is doing a heck of a job with a palm-sized, 6-ounce pico projector–that’s geek-speak for a really small device that can project an image on any wall. The HO3 comes with its own 1 GB of internal memory, an up-to-16-GB microSD slot and a Windows-friendly operating system. Which means it can hold a simply huge PowerPoint presentation and render it in bright, high-resolution images with no computer. So, you really can do your elevator pitch, complete with visuals, in an elevator. The company claims an 80-inch maximum display size, which is technically true in a completely dark room–as though anybody sells inside a closet. And the minimal, two-hour battery life can be a pain. But you can expect to project a reasonable 20-ish-inch image, which is more than enough, in a bright room and stand next to the clients instead of standing in front of them with your laptop–which, trust us, is a major improvement. Plus, the HO-3 is a great way to make friends on a flight with no movie; seat backs make excellent screens.9. Duracell Powerhouse USB Charger($50)If there is an Achilles heel in your marvelous new office on the go, it’s the power it takes to run all that stuff. Vendors love to make hay about their excellent battery life; but forget to charge something overnight–and who doesn’t?–and you are plain out of luck. That’s why we recommend Duracell’s line of backup USB chargers. The biggest and baddest, the Powerhouse Charger, can charge two devices at once and offers something on the order of 60 extra hours of usage. Just plug it into any USB-enabled device–like your laptop–charge it up, keep it in your bag as a backup and know you can always get connected. Which probably makes this item the handiest device you can carry.10. Cue Acoustic Radio r1: Hospitality Edition($400)Now that the serious stuff is out of the way, it’s time for some fun: injecting the right musical vibe into that business atmosphere of yours. And when it comes to quality desktop radios with a professional edge, we like Somerville, Mass.-based Cue Acoustics. Its Cue Radio Model r1 not only offers high-quality audio with impressive low-end sound quality, the system also has a great touch-based control system — and if you order the Hospitality version, the company will encode your company logo into the r1’s electronic display. Surprisingly slick looking, particularly for the retail shop, the unit is aimed mostly at iPod/iPhone users, but most standard audio inputs are supported, too. There’s a reason the Army brings along a band. Good music keeps you, and your people, moving. During a long day or night, when things go south, those background tunes can really make a difference. “We Are the Champions,” anyone?last_img read more

  • Go back to the enewsletter The Emirates Group h

    first_imgGo back to the e-newsletter >The Emirates Group has appointed a UAE National to a strategic HR position in North America. Wasan Al Husseiny became Manager of Human Resources for the US and Canada markets earlier this month, overseeing the group’s HR operations in the region. Wasan started her career with Emirates in 2006 as a trainee in Human Resources, providing business support for the Emirates’ engineering department. Since then, she served in a number of operational and non-operational roles within Emirates. After working as an HR specialist for 5 years, Wasan was promoted to HR Manager, responsible for the Far East and West Asia region. In 2014 she became Manager of HR International, managing a global team with an expansive portfolio covering Africa, Middle East, Far East, West Asia and the Indian Ocean. Wasan commented: “My career with Emirates has been a rewarding journey, providing me with a depth of experience. I look forward to applying the knowledge I’ve gained and I look forward to working with our team in North America to continue to build the group’s reputation across the region.” Congratulating Wasan on her new appointment, Amira Al Awadhi, Emirates’ Vice President National Development and Recruitment said: “We wish Wasan all the best in her new position as Emirates’ Manager HR in the US and Canada. She is a great example of how effective our National Development strategy is in preparing Emiratis for career growth at Emirates Group.” The Emirates Group’s National Development strategy, Rehlaty, places UAE Nationals in a variety of positions to support the growth of Emirates airline and dnata. The strategy is set to recruit and retain UAE Nationals through a range of career opportunities and scholarships within the group. Go back to the e-newsletter >last_img read more

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