WHATS SHOOTING IN ONTARIO – AS OF DEC2317 – LINKS BY DGC

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement WHAT’S SHOOTING IN ONTARIO – AS OF DEC-23-17DGC (Director’s Guild of Canada) Hotlist – CLICK HERE (48 page PDF)OMDC (Ontario Media Development Corporation) MEDIA LIST – CLICK HERE (3-page PDF) ACTRA – CLICK HEREIATSE 873 – CLICK HERE.LOOKING FOR A JOB?  CHECK OUT OUR CASTING, JOB & CREW NOTICESCASTING A PRODUCTION? HIRING CREW? POST YOUR NOTICE HERETO VIEW OR POST CASTING NOTICES: CLICK HERETO VIEW OR POST CREW & JOB NOTICES: CLICK HERE.ARE YOU CREW?ARE YOU A PRODUCTION COMPANY?DO YOU PROVIDE A SERVICE TO THE INDUSTRY?Register & List your company in the FREE eBOSS PRODUCTION DIRECTORYCLICK HERE.DEALS AND DISCOUNTSCheck out our deals page for discounts on events, restaurants, industry services, health and fitness, auto services and much more – CLICK HERE.FOLLOW eBOSS CANADA ON SOCIAL MEDIA  The Entertainment Business One-Stop ShopFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/eboss.canada/Twitter: https://twitter.com/eBOSSCanadaInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/eBOSSCanada/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/ebosscanada.DOWNLOAD THE eBOSS CANADA APPFor up-to-date News, Job Notices, Casting Notices, Events, and much more Facebook Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more

NETWORK ENTERTAINMENTS I AM MLK JR WINS THREE 2019 LEO AWARDS INCLUDING

first_img Twitter Login/Register With: VANCOUVER, May 28, 2019 – Network Media Group Inc. (TSX: NTE.V) (OTCMKTS: NMGGF) and Network Entertainment Inc. (“Network” or “the Company”) are pleased to announce that their 2018 feature documentary I Am MLK Jr. is the winner of three 2019 Leo Awards, including Best Documentary, Best Picture Editing and Best Musical Score.The Leo Awards, “celebrating excellence in British Columbia film and television”, were announced at the Celebration Awards in Vancouver, British Columbia, May 25 and 26.I Am MLK Jr. premiered on Paramount Network and was simulcast on BET on April 4, 2018, the 50th Anniversary of Dr. King’s tragic assassination. Network also partnered with GATHR to launch a Theatrical On Demand® release for the feature documentary, allowing audiences to screen the film in movie theaters across the United States. International distribution was managed by FremantleMedia and by Thunderbird in Canada; the film is available for viewing in Canadaon HBO Canada and CraveTV. Advertisement The documentary tells the story and celebrates the life of this American icon from an engaging contemporary perspective structured around seminal events of the Civil Rights Movement, and features interviews with a uniquely diverse group of key figures, ranging from history-changing civil rights-era activists such as Rev. Jesse Jackson, Ambassador Andrew Young, Congressman John Lewis, and Rev. Al Sharpton, to contemporary writers, activists and influencers in sports, entertainment and media such as Van Jones, Carmelo Anthony, Nick Cannon, Shaun King, Malcolm Jenkins and more.Network’s President and Executive Producer of the documentary, Paul Gertz, said “We are thrilled to receive this recognition from the Leo Awards for I Am MLK Jr. Considering the quality work produced by our colleagues and peers, we are truly honoured to be part of this prestigious group of nominees.  We are also extremely proud of our production team whose creativity and story-telling ability has proven to be world-class once again.”I Am MLK Jr. is Produced by Derik Murray and Directed by Michael Hamilton and John Barbisan, and Executive Produced by Paul Gertz, Kent Wingerak, Derik Murray and Paramount Network’s Jon Slusser, Jaimee Kosanke and Kevin Kay, and Co-Executive Produced by Dr. Clayborne Carson, Director of the Martin Luther King Jr. Research and Education Institute and Professor of History at Stanford University.About Network EntertainmentNetwork Media Group is the parent company of Network Entertainment Inc. Network Entertainment, founded and headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, produces premium content for global audiences. Network’s documentaries and docu-series showcase the lives of the world’s most inspiring cultural icons and their enduring legacy, featuring a compelling lineup of icons from the worlds of Music, Movies, Comedy, Sports, Politics and Business. The Network premium brand of programming features outstanding casts and highly cinematic, richly crafted storytelling. Network’s productions are consistently embraced by both audiences and critics alike, garnering awards, record ratings and unparalleled media coverage.Network’s broadcast and distribution partners include: A&E, AHC, AMC, Discovery Channel, CBC, CMT, CTV, Entertainment One, EPIX, FremantleMedia, HBO Canada, History Channel, iTunes, Lionsgate, National Geographic, Paramount Network, Spike, Sundance TV, Thunderbird, TMN, Virgil Entertainment, and YouTube Premium. The Company’s work has been recognized by the Academy Awards, the Emmys, Realscreen Awards, the Gemini Awards, the Leo Awards, the Los Angeles Film Festival, Washington D.C. Silver Docs, Seattle International Film Festival, Tribeca Film Festival, Hawaii International Film Festival, Houston International Film Festival, Vancouver International Film Festival, Banff Television Festival, and the International Film and Television Festival of New York.For additional information on Network Entertainment Inc., visit www.networkentertainment.ca Facebook Advertisement Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment last_img read more

Indigenous students call for more cultural spaces at Concordia University

first_imgTom Fennario APTN National NewsMontreal’s Concordia University is taking some heat for not doing enough to make Indigenous students feel welcomed.Indigenous faculty and students are calling on the university for more cultural spaces.Concordia says they’re looking into it.But for many, it’s not happening fast enough.last_img

Canadian dollar hits 13month high after Fed unveils stimulus plans

[np_storybar title=”Why Bernanke’s QE3 announcement is the real deal” link=”https://business.financialpost.com/2012/09/13/why-bernankes-qe3-announcement/”%5DAnalysis: The most important part of the announcement was that all of this is open-ended, meaning the Fed is committed to the new round of quantitative easing for as long as it takes [/np_storybar]Canada’s dollar strengthened to a 13-month high versus its U.S. counterpart after the Federal Reserve announced a third round of stimulus measures to spur economic growth in the nation’s largest trading partner.The currency gained against 13 its 16 most-traded counterparts as the Fed said it will expand its holdings of long-term securities with open-ended purchases of US$40-billion of mortgage debt a month, expanded its guidance on interest rates into 2015 and pledged to keep monetary policy accommodative even when the economy strengthens. The debt purchases raised concern that the money added to the U.S. economy will erode the value of the greenback.“Number one, they are going to purchase more securities, and those purchases have been flagged as open ended for the time being — markets are going to look at that as a positive for risk,” George Davis, chief technical analyst for fixed income and currency strategy in Toronto at Royal Bank of Canada said in a telephone interview. “More risk means currencies like Canada’s, which is closely tied to commodities, will benefit.”Canada’s currency rose 0.8% to 96.82 cents per U.S. dollar at 4:20 p.m. in Toronto, the strongest since August 2011. One Canadian dollar buys $1.03284.[np-related]Government bonds rose. The benchmark 10-year yield fell two basis points, or 0.02 percentage point, to 1.88%. Two- year note yields dropped two basis points to 1.17 percent.U.S. stocks rose, sending the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index above its highest close in five years. The S&P 500 gained 1.6%.Commodities RallyCommodity-linked currencies were bolstered as investors placed bullish bets on growth. The dollars of Australia and South Africa, commodities exporters like Canada, both gained against the greenback. The Aussie appreciated 0.7% to $1.0540 and the kiwi, as New Zealand’s dollar is known, rose 1.2% to 83.05 U.S. cents.Gold and oil, both Canadian exports, climbed rose. The metal rose to the highest level in more than six months as gold futures for December delivery rose 2.2% to settle at $1769.70 on the Comex in New York, the highest since Feb. 29. Crude futures advanced the most since May, rising 1 percent to $98.01 a barrel in New York.“The longer that the U.S. keeps their interest rates low, especially since commodities are priced in U.S. dollars, the longer we’ll see a rally in commodities and commodity-based currencies,” Tim Gardiner, managing director of commodities at Toronto-Dominion Securities, said in a phone interview.Bloomberg.com read more

Majority of heart failure cases being missed by GPs as target culture

A spokesman for NHS England said the study had shown some improvements in ensuring patients got the right investigations, when warning signs were spotted. “We need a spotlight shone on these issues,” the heart expert said. “We are failing patients.”Separate data shows that more than one third of those diagnosed after being admitted to hospital are dead within a year – compared to one in five cases among those detected earlier.The new research, funded by the British Heart Foundation (BHF), shows elderly people and women waited longest for a diagnosis, respectively 15 and 9 per cent less likely than other patients to be diagnosed without hospital admission.Researcher Nathalie Conrad, from Oxford University, said the introduction of the new pay system for GPs in 2004 appeared to have contributed to the decline.“The system is not designed to really incentivise GPs to do screening of heart failure and to actively pick up on patients who come from hospital,” she warned.Next month Nice will issue new guidance, reminding GPs to ensure patients at risk of heart failure get the right checks. Health officals are so concerned about failings in cardiac care that they intend to make it a priority of the NHS 10 year plan, due to be published later this year.Dr Mike Holmes, vice chairman of the Royal College of GPs, said early symptoms of the condition could be hard to spot within a standard 10-minute consultation. Prof Martin Cowie, Professor of Cardiology at National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London, said lives were being cut short by a litany of failings in diagnosis and treatment. He said: “This is a medical emergency.  We need to wake up and get our house in order.”Even after being discharged from hospital, just 14 per cent of heart failure patients received the follow-up care they should have received from GPs, the research found – a drop from 20 per cent in 2002.And the vast majority of patients were on far too low doses of drugs which cost as little as 3 pence a day, the research, presented at the European Society of Cardiology Congress in Munich found.Almost one million people in the UK suffer from heart failure, a condition which occurs when the heart muscle is too weak to pump blood round the body, causing breathlessness, fatigue and premature death.Since 2010, GPs have been advised to offer patients at risk of the condition a specific blood test, which costs the NHS about £20 each. But in 2014, just 23 per cent of patients got this check, the research reveals.Prof Cowie, one of Britain’s leading experts on heart failure, urged GPs to “get the basics right”.“Usually it takes the patient going back several times, or getting so bad that they are admitted to hospital,” he said. Two thirds of cases of deadly heart failure are being missed by GPs – amid warnings that an NHS target culture is fuelling a “medical emergency”.Leading cardiac experts said women and older patients were faring worst, amid “dangerous” failures to spot the life-threatening condition which can be treated with cheap pills.The major study of almost 100,000 NHS heart failure patients found the vast majority were only diagnosed after they end up being admitted to hospital – by which time they were more likely to be gravely ill.The Oxford University research, which tracked patients for more than a decade, found a steep decline in the proportion of cases being identified by GPs.The study found that in 2014, just 36 per cent of patients with heart failure were diagnosed by their GP, or after referral by their family doctor to an outpatient clinic. This was a fall from 56 per cent in 2002.Researchers said the NHS “pay for performance” scheme for GPs introduced during the period appeared to be contributing to the failings – because key tests are not linked to financial rewards. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

World Diabetes Day urges people to get proactive about their health

first_imgTO MARK WORLD Diabetes Day tomorrow, diabetes experts and groups are urging people to be proactive about their health and get tested for the disease.It’s predicted that by 2015, more than 194,000 people in Ireland will have diabetes.This is according to Diabetes Ireland who said, however, that without a register of people who have diabetes no one can be entirely sure how many people In Ireland live with the disease.Over 60sCurrently it is believed that one in 20 people have diabetes and one in eight people over 60 have it.The International Diabetes Federation says 371 million people in the world have diabetes and that one out of every two people with diabetes don’t even know they have it.For those people who live with diabetes, doctors are asking people to look after themselves by ensuring they are taking the appropriate steps to combat the risks of the disease.One risk the people who suffer from diabetes face is the possibility of blindness.Speaking to TheJournal.ie, Dr David Keegan, eye surgeon at the Mater Hospital and the Irish College of Ophthalmologist’s representative on the National Diabetic Retinal Screening Programme, said this is one of the conditions that can sneak up on people with diabetes.He said that people that suffer from diabetes should get regular eye exams in order to detect early symptoms of eye disease and enable effective treatment.He said the new National Diabetic Retinal Screening Programme announced this year aims to prevent sight loss for those with the condition.The screening programme aims to reach, over time, an estimated growing population of 190,000 patients aged 12 and older with diabetes in Ireland. “All sufferers of diabetes that are on the national register should be invited to get tested within the next 14 months,” he said.BlindnessDiabetes related eye disease  is a leading cause of new blindness among adults in Ireland, with over 18,000 people in Ireland estimated to have diabetic retinopathy.“People who have diabetic retinopathy often don’t notice change in their vision in the diseases early stages, but as it progresses, the disease usually causes vision loss that in many cases cannot be reversed, he said, adding that a regular examination by an eye doctor will enable early diagnosis and mean the treatment options to prevent sight loss,” he said.He said people can be walking around “oblivious” that their eye condition is progressing, that’s why it is so important get early detection and treatment. Of those that are detected on 25 per cent need a referral and only 5 per cent need treatment.Dr Keegan advises that the best protection against the progression of diabetic retinopathy and many other diabetic complications is good diabetic control of blood sugar and blood pressure and awareness of the risks.“The best medicine for diabetes is looking after your blood sugar levels, keeping them below 7 and not smoking,” he said.Some of the signs commonly experienced include: Frequent urinationExcessive thirstIncreased hungerWeight lossTirednessLack of interest and concentrationA tingling sensation or numbness in the hands or feetBlurred visionFrequent infectionsSlow-healing woundsVomiting and stomach pain (often mistaken as the flu)The development of type 1 diabetes is usually sudden and dramatic while the symptoms can often be mild or absent in people with type 2 diabetes, making this type of diabetes hard to detect.If you think you have these signs and symptoms, consult with your doctor today.Read: More than half of Irish people over 50 have two or more chronic diseases>Read: Could your soft drink habit give you diabetes?>last_img read more

Three men rescued in slavery raid by British police

first_imgTHREE MEN, ALL believed to be victims of slavery, have been rescued by British police.Police officers investigating forced labour and human trafficking carried out a series of raids in the Bristol area earlier today at three traveller sites, a business unit and two houses.The Avon and Somerset police force said the three male victims – one in his 30s, one in his 40s and one in his 50s  – found during the searches have been taken to a safe place and are being given help and support.Two people have been arrested on suspicion of slavery offences.The raids were the result of a five-week investigation following intelligence built up by detectives. A senior police officer said the inquiry is ongoing and complex.“We know from talking with other police forces and charities… that victims in such cases are often forced to live and work in poor and unsanitary conditions, sometimes with little or no pay,” said Chief Superintendent of Avon and Somerset Constabulary Julian Moss.“Some of those affected will not view themselves as victims and, even if they do, may have been unable to speak to the police or any other authorities for a variety of reasons,” he said.“To the outside world the fear and intimidation faced by victims of forced labour on a daily basis are difficult to comprehend. Today’s operation is a very visible statement of our intent to protect people from this type of exploitation,” he said.He also pre-empted some speculation about the people who were arrested. “It’s important to recognise that the actions of a small minority of people are not reflective of the wider Travelling community,” he said.“Similar investigations in other parts of the country show the issue of forced labour, domestic servitude and human trafficking is prevalent in many areas of society,” said Moss.Police arrested five other people in connection with the case on charges ranging from money laundering, handling stolen goods, cannabis production and failing to appear. A large sum of cash was found at one of the addresses while cannabis plants were discovered at another location searched by officers.Read: London slavery case couple were leaders of a Maoist collective > Read: Concerns over Irish procedures for handling domestic slavery cases >last_img read more

500 millionyearold fossil named after Johnny Depp

first_imgIn truth I am also a bit of a Depp fan and so what better way to honour the man than to immortalise him as an ancient creature that once roamed the seas?The 505 million-year-old fossil Legg discovered would have lived in very shallow seas off the coast of Canada during the Cambrian period when nearly all modern animal types emerged. At the time, the coastline would have been situated much closer to the equator than it is now and the sea temperature would have been much hotter than it is now.The researcher believes that the creature would have used its large Edward Scissorhands-like claws to capture prey or to probe the sea floor looking for sea creatures hiding in the sediment.Kooteninchela deppi was about four centimetres long with large eyes with many lenses, similar to the compound eyes of a fly. It was an early relation of arthropods, which includes spiders, scorpions, centipdes, insects and crabs.The ‘scissor-like’ fossilised claws of the Kooteninchela depi (Image: Imperial College London) Read: Dublin boys win Lego award for robot reminding people to take medicines > Read: Man sticks finger into table saw to prove his invention works > Read: Do you like to tell a fib? Don’t worry, it’s part of evolution > ON THE FACE of it, they don’t seem to have a lot in common.One is 500 million years old, the other is a sprightly 49. One lived in the sea while the other plays a character who sails the seas. One was a scavenger with a elongated spine and millipede-like legs, while the other has been named Sexiest Man Alive by People Magazine.And yet, a scientist at Imperial College London saw enough of a similarity between an ancient fossilised creature and Johnny Depp to name his discovery after the actor.David Legg discovered the now-extinct ancestor of lobsters and scorpions during his research and decided to name it Kooteninchela deppi after Johnny Depp for his role in Edward Scissorhands due to the similarities between the character’s appendages and the creature’s claws.“When I first saw the pair of isolated claws in the fossil records of this species I could not help but think of Edward Scissorhands,” said Legg. “Even the genus name, Kootenichela, includes the reference to this film as ‘chela’ is Latin for claws or scissors.”last_img read more

Burgerville workers set to vote on unionization

first_imgVancouver-based Burgerville said Friday it is ready to work with a union at one of its Southeast Portland restaurants, should one be created after a vote later this month.Workers will decide April 22 and 23 whether to become the first federally recognized fast-food union in the country.Called The Burgerville Workers Union, it would represent hourly employees at a restaurant on Portland’s Southeast 92nd Avenue and Powell Boulevard.Though union organizing efforts have been ongoing for nearly two years, with picketing and a recent call for a boycott, the Vancouver-based fast-food chain rarely spoke publicly before this week. Beth Brewer, senior vice president of operations, told The Columbian that Burgerville wanted to make sure unionization was the action most of its workers wanted to take.“We haven’t had a lot to say because it is an employee-led conversation at a point when they are beginning to organize,” she said. “Until they demonstrated that a sufficient number of folks were interested in being represented, we really didn’t have anything to share other than we respect their rights to organize.”Organizers say they have support for the vote, as evidenced by having enough employee-signed authorization cards to petition the National Labor Relations Board.The effort is backed by the Industrial Workers of the World, based in Chicago.Stefan Stackhouse, a 24-year-old organizer, said they are “excited to get this campaign and this industry into new territory by getting this recognition.”“I feel a little nervous to see how Burgerville is going to respond in the next few weeks,” he added. “They’ve heard our demands and have had a lot of chances to mull it over. We’re ready to negotiate and ready to improve our working conditions.”Contract negotiationsIf the union effort prevails, Burgerville will have to negotiate a contract to establish workers’ wages, benefits and working conditions. It’s unclear how that will impact other Burgerville restaurants and workers in the future. Liz Graham, director of human resources at the company, said the vote does not really change the way it does business.last_img read more

Khaleda doesnt want to seek parole

first_imgLeaders of Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) observe a hunger strike demanding their chairperson Khaleda Zia`s release in the capital on Sunday. Photo: Dipu MalakarBangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) leaders and lawyers are divided over the process to get their ailing chairperson Khaleda Zia out of jail as her parole has been the talk of the town.A number of BNP leaders say they want to follow legal procedures to free the former prime minister, who has been in jail since 8 February, 2018. Another group insists that having her released on parole and sending her abroad for treatment is the best option right now as her health condition is gradually deteriorating.But Khaleda, known to her supporters and admirers as an ‘uncompromising leader’, is unwilling to seek parole and go abroad, a BNP standing committee member told UNB wishing anonymity.He also said the BNP chief’s family is worried about her deteriorating health condition and they want the party leaders to work together for her release either on bail or on parole.Family members and party senior leaders may try to meet Khaleda, now undergoing treatment at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU), soon and take her opinion and convince her to go abroad.Another BNP leader said negotiations are going on behind the scene between the party leaders and the government over the issue.He said the government may agree to release Khaleda on parole only if BNP ensures that its six MPs-elect will join parliament.The BNP leader said the government and the BNP leaders must reach an understanding by 30 April as it is the last date for the MPs-elect to be sworn in to protect their parliament membership.According to Khaleda’s lawyers, she was convicted in two cases, among the 36 ones, filed against her.To ensure her release through the legal process, they said, Khaleda will have to get bail in Zia Charitable Trust and Zia Orphanage Trust graft cases and two other defamation cases.The government has apparently given a positive signal about her release on parole as home minister Asaduzzaman Khan on Saturday said they would consider releasing Khaleda on parole if she files an application and cites specific reasons.Contacted, BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir said they never talked about their chairperson’s release on parole as she can be released on bail if the government does not interfere.He also said their chairperson is very sick and her condition deteriorated so much that she cannot walk and eat anything properly. “Her proper treatment is not possible at BSMMU which is controlled by the government.”Fakhrul also said the government should release Khaleda Zia without any condition to allow her to receive proper treatment.Party standing committee member Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain said seeking parole completely depends on Khaleda’s decision. “She can only decide whether she’ll seek it or not. But I think she might not agree to apply for parole.”Another party standing committee member Moudud Ahmed said Khaleda was supposed to be freed on bail in the cases filed against her much ago, but she is still in jail due to the government’s interference in the judiciary.”As a lawyer, I can say now it’s not possible to free Khaleda Zia through the legal process without any strong movement,” he added.BNP standing committee member Nazrul Islam Khan said they still want to have Khaleda freed on bail. “But her health condition is very bad. The question of her release on parole will arise only when the physicians recommend sending her abroad for treatment. But the physicians still didn’t say anything about it.”Dhaka University’s former vice-chancellor and pro-BNP intellectual Emajuddin Ahmed said the home minister’s remark on Khaleda’s release on parole is a positive development in politics.He said BNP should now give priority to Khaleda’s release and her proper treatment abroad.Two other BNP senior leaders, preferring not to be named, said BNP leaders should ensure their chairperson’s release, even if necessary on parole, to ensure her proper treatment.On Thursday, BNP leaders had a meeting with foreign diplomats where they told the envoys that their chairperson is badly needed to go abroad for her treatment to save her life.The BNP chief’s prime counsel Khandker Mahbub Hossain said releasing Khaleda Zia on parole is a political decision. “But it’s the main question whether Khaleda Zia will apply for it or the government will accept the application. As a lawyer, I can say release on parole is possible.”last_img

Three Rohingya men killed in gunfight

first_imgProthom Alo IllustrationAt least three Rohingya men were killed in what the law enforcers called a gunfight with them in Teknaf upazila of Cox’s Bazar.The deceased are Shamsul Alam, 35, Nur Alam, 21, and Md Habib, 20.Police claimed that the Rohingyas were terrorists and kidnappers.The police also said the alleged gunfight took place around midnight Thursday along Lyada Rohingya refugee camp in Teknaf.Police also claimed that three of their constables were injured in the incident.The injured policemen are Saikat Barua, Arshadul Haque and Md Sikdar.The law enforcers, police added, rescued a kidnapped child from the spot.Teknaf Model police station officer-in-charge (OC) Pradeep Kumar Das said earlier a group of miscreants abducted Lyada Rohingya camp’s resident Abu Siddique’s son Ramzan Ali.Later, he added, the kidnappers demanded Tk 500,000 as ransom.On secret information, the police conducted a drive in the area. Sensing the police presence, the kidnappers opened fire. The police then retaliated.He said three Rohingyas were injured in the gunfight. Three constables were also injured in the incident.The injured then were sent to Teknaf Upazila Health Complex. Doctors then transferred the Rohingyas with bullet injuries to Cox’s Bazar Sadar Hospital. They died on their way to the hospital, the OC added.The kidnapped child was rescued and three guns and eight cartridges recovered from the spot, he added.last_img read more

Appbased cab service Zust Go with zero surcharge launched in Kolkata

first_imgKolkata: Amidst the alleged harassment of commuters over high surcharges in app-based cabs service, ‘ZustGo’, a new cab service with “zero surcharge” was launched here on Thursday. “We are not bothered about controlling the surcharge as we have decided to go without it. Our foremost concern is the safety of the passengers for which we have made provisions in our App,” said Kamaleshwar Singh, its founder and CEO. There have been large number of complaints from commuters here about the existing main app cab service providers Ola and Uber levying huge surcharge on fares during peak hours, and even in times of natural calamities. The resentment among the public has forced the West Bengal to suggest a cap on surcharge. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal life The new cab service is in touch with an NGO who are training female drivers who would soon join the team for a safer and comfortable ride of the lady passengers. About the existing security measures, Singh said: “The App has an inbuilt SOS button, which when pressed can alert five relatives of the traveller through Whatsapp and SMS, nearby Police station and also our office.” Also, there is a plan to install CCTV cameras inside the cars after getting all legal clearances. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killed “We have planned to come up with ‘Go Bike Taxi’ by this Durga Puja. This one man taxi can be booked using the same App,” said Ranit Kumar Ghosh, Director. According to Singh, from Kolkata, the company aims to expand to the Tier-2 cities of West Bengal and finally the whole of Eastern India. They are aiming for pan-India expansion by 2022. Singh said though the Kolkata app cab market is dominated by the two major players, there was room for new rideshare service providers to grow due to low market penetration and high demand. The cab services provider said it would charge a reasonable price for four different categories – Regular (hatchback cars), Royal (Sedan), Prime (Luxury Sedan) and SUV. But he declined to give out the exact fares Another Director, Suraj Kumar Sethia said that they are launching their service with more than 3,000 cars but if there is demand, they can have a fleet of almost 20,000 cars. “Our team is working on a sustainable business model. Even the customer feedback will be of great help,” he said. The Indian rideshare, estimated at around $360 million in 2018, is expected to have a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 20 per cent per annum to reach $761 million by 2022.A The current penetration of rideshare services in India is only 2.5 per cent, Singh added.last_img read more

How to Protect Your Apple Devices From Getting Hacked Right Now

first_img 3 min read Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Register Now » Apple’s software code isn’t bulletproof. Far from it.A major security crack, aptly nicknamed “GoTo Fail,” could give malicious hackers carte blanche to creep on your Apple goodies — iPhones, iPads, iPod touches, and Mac laptops and desktop computers included.But you don’t have to be a sitting duck. Not if you install the security patches that Apple has issued. First, the Cupertino, Calif.-tech mammoth somewhat stealthily released the 7.0.6 iOS patch last Friday. The fix safeguards iPhones 4 and 5, the second generation iPad and the fifth generation iPod touch. Then, just about two hours ago, the company issued the OS X Mavericks 10.9.2 patch for Mac laptop and Mac desktop devices.  Related: This Apple iWatch Concept Design is Simply IncredibleIf you haven’t already installed the security patches on your devices, you’re leaving them wide open to cyber criminals who could eavesdrop on virtually everything on them that’s linked to an Apple app (Calendar, Mail, Safari, FaceTime, etc.), and even third-party apps that rely on Apple’s SSL encryption (Twitter, Facebook, banking apps, etc.).Before you get caught in the middle of a Man-In-the-Middle (MITM) attack, follow the simple steps below:To install Apple’s iOS security patch on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch:1. From your device’s home screen, select Settings.  2. Select General.3. Select Software Update. At this point you should see a message about iOS 7.0.6, noting that the “security update provides a fix for SSL connection verification.” (A patch for the Apple iPhone 3GS and fourth-generation Apple iPod touch is available via iOS 6.1.6 update.)4. Select Download and Install. The installation will initialize after you agree to the Terms and Conditions.To install the Apple’s OS X security patch on your Mac laptop or Mac desktop computer: 1. Go the main Apple menu (signified by an the famed Apple icon) on the upper left side of your Mac laptop or desktop computer screen.2. Select Software Update. Doing so will launch the Apple App Store.3. Select the OS X Mavericks 10.9.2. security update by clicking Update. Your update will automatically begin once you agree to the Terms and Conditions. (Security patches for older Mac operating systems, including Lion and Mountain Lion are also available.)4. To finish the installation and restart your computer, click Restart.Related: PHOTOS: This IS Supposedly the iPhone 6center_img February 25, 2014 Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goalslast_img read more

Parties make their moves to scupper Gesy

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