TAMPA, Fla. — The Sharks lost Erik Karlsson during pregame warmups. Then, they dropped the rematch against the NHL’s top team.The Tampa Bay Lightning avenged the loss that ended their 16-game point streak on Jan. 5, earning a 6-3 win on home ice as the Sharks tried to make due without a pair of Olympic-caliber defensemen against the NHL’s highest-scoring offense.Karlsson, who’s fighting a lower-body injury, left the ice during pregame warmups, getting scratched just before puck drop and …
PHOENIX — Giants manager Bruce Bochy announced Wednesday that right-hander Dereck Rodríguez would start Thursday’s game against the Arizona Diamondbacks.Rodríguez was in the clubhouse prior to the team’s 9-5 loss to the Oakland Athletics, but he wasn’t yet a member of the active roster.The club made the decision official on Thursday, promoting Rodríguez from Triple-A Sacramento. To clear a roster spot, reliever Williams Jerez was optioned to Triple-A. San Francisco also announced Thursday …
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Quick FactsThe 11th Zoofest/OFF-JFL festival, from July 11 to 17, is dedicated to showcasing emerging comedy, music, theatre and improve performers. In particular, OFF-JFL highlights the best new Anglophone voices.More than 135 artists will perform at 80 comedy and theatre shows in eight venues in the Quartier des spectacles.SPOT Zoofest is back with a new location on the Place des Arts Esplanade this year. This bilingual stage offers 12 days of programming from July 17–28.The Canada Arts Presentation Fund provides funding to organizations that host arts festivals or seasonal professional-performance programs. It also supports organizations that back arts broadcasters.Related LinksCanada Arts Presentation FundZooFest Advertisement Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Twitter MONTRÉAL – The Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism, announced today $10,000 in funding to support the 11th Zoofest & OFF-JFL festival in Montréal.The Canada Arts Presentation Fund support will allow the public to discover emerging music, theatre, entertainment and comedy talent at numerous multi-disciplinary performances held at several Montréal venues, and outdoor stages in the Quartier des spectacles.“It’s always a joy for an audience to discover new talent and to see bold and creative artists in action, bringing us novel perspectives and experiences. Zoofest & OFF-JFL festival is an important showcase for new and emerging artists, allowing them to experiment with new concepts. I encourage everyone let themselves be surprised by these emerging voices on the comedy scene.” – The Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism Login/Register With: Facebook Advertisement
Dan Cohen AUTHOR San Antonio officials believe the intergovernmental support agreement (IGSA) the city has reached with Joint Base San Antonio (JBSA) for pavement and road work at multiple locations will provide the military substantial cost savings and improved support. “This agreement will enhance JBSA’s support to their 266 mission partners, increase our installations’ military value and also demonstrates the community’s support of the men and women in uniform who call this great city home,” Juan Ayala, director of the city’s Office of Military and Veterans Affairs, said in a statement released after the City Council approved its first IGSA with the joint base earlier this month.The IGSA covers a five-year ordering period and one five-year option period, with city contractors rehabilitating roadways at installations with funding provided by JBSA. Following the outcome of a pilot project, JBSA will be able to request the city complete pavement projects costing up to $15 million over 10 years. The agreement covers mill and overlays — including base and pavement repairs as needed — roadway stripping, tack coat and traffic control plans.Air Force photo by Amn Dillon Parker
Qt team released Qt Creator 4.7.0 yesterday. The latest release includes features such as C++ Support, Test Integration, Windows Hosts and other improvements. The highlights of this latest release are: C++ Support Clang code model has now been turned on by default. The built-in model, earlier, wasn’t able to keep up with the developments in the C++ language and the tooling around it. You can still continue to use the built-in model by disabling the ClangCodeModel plugin. Clang code model has been upgraded to Clang 6.0. and provides information for the document used for the symbols dropdown, outline pane and “.” locator filter. There’s a new tool in Debug mode (Analyze > Clang-Tidy and Clazy) with the help of which you can run checks over your entire code. You can check the warnings and errors from the code model in the Issues pane. Test Integration For cases when your text cursor in the C++ editor is inside a test function, an individual test can be directly run with the new Run Test Under Cursor action. The location of failed tests is also marked by test integration in the editor. Google Test provides support for filtering. Windows Hosts The scanning for MSVC compilers on Windows has been improved. Issue leading to short-term freezes during Windows debug stream has been fixed. Now, saving files on network drives should work in all configurations. Other Improvements The kit options are put in their own top-level entry in the preferences dialog. Now, easily choose if you want Qt’s automatic scaling by enabling or disabling the new option in Environment > Interface ( for HiDPI screen on Windows or Linux). The File System is equipped with new options which show folder on top as well as turn off the base folder synchronization. New folders can be created directly in the File System view. The open source version of Qt Creator 4.7.0 is available on the Qt download page. You can find commercially licensed packages on the Qt Account Portal. Qt Creator 4.7.0 is also available through an update in the online installer. Apart from these major updates, there have been many other improvements and fixes. Check out the official changes file for more coverage on Qt Creator 4.7.0. Read Next How to create multithreaded applications in Qt How to Debug an application using Qt Creator Qt 5.11 has arrived!
TORONTO — It was a year of major accomplishments for TICO, all of which were highlighted at its Annual General Meeting in Mississauga.Taking place at the Mississauga Living Arts Centre on June 20, the AGM was chaired by Jean Hébert, who introduced special guest Tracy MacCharles, Ontario’s Minister of Government and Consumer Services. She opened the meeting with congratulatory words for the organization in its 20th anniversary year.“Over the last two decades, TICO has served Ontarians with dedication. Your organization has helped to create high standards of practice throughout the industry, and has contributed to a strong travel industry in Ontario by administering registration, inspection, supervision and disciplinarian measures for travel retailers and wholesalers when needed,” she said. “Consumer protection as well as consumer education within the travel industry has definitely increased under TICO’s watch. Twenty years is such an accomplishment and I congratulate you.”MacCharles highlighted several key accomplishments made in the past year, most notably the introduction of all-in pricing on Jan. 1, which requires registered businesses to display the total price to consumers, including all fees, levies and other charges, when advertising travel services.“Whether consumers are coming into the office to book or are booking online, with the all-in pricing, they know exactly what they’re going to get. This helps to remove undue stress and potential disappointment, and it really goes to show how small changes can have a huge impact on people’s lives,” she said.But MacCharles was quick to note that this wasn’t the only milestone for TICO this year. As part of its efforts to increase consumer protection in the industry, it began a detailed review of the Travel Industry Act, “the first one in over 15 years,” she added. A three-phased approach to the review is currently underway following in-person consultations in cities such as Thunder Bay, Sudbury, London, Ottawa, Markham, Toronto and Mississauga.More news: Air Canada’s global sales update includes Managing Director, Canada & USA Sales“I’m confident we’ve been able to collect thorough and detailed feedback from the travel industry and consumers about the challenges they face and how we can collectively improve,” she said, adding that the full report will be posted online by the end of this month.Also in attendance was Richard Smart, President and CEO of TICO, who noted a dip in registrants this year but remains hopeful for the industry at large. On March 31, 2017, there were a total of 2,418 registrations with TICO compared to 2,435 the previous year, an approximate 1% dip. However, said Smart, TICO also approved 139 new applications, which were offset by 169 registrations that were either revoked, voluntarily terminated or otherwise expired.“Six years ago we had approximately 2,500 registrations, only 82 more than today. While the number of registrants continues to decline, the overall travel market continues to grow,” he said. “The decline in challenges of the traditional agency model each year reflects the ongoing evolution of the market and the overall heightened pace of change, a harbinger for the continued shift of the provision of travel services. I’m pleased to report that good progress has been made towards our strategic priorities.”Other key accomplishments and findings at yesterday’s AGM include:TICO’s 2016-2017 Consumer Awareness Campaign strategy included the development and production of two new 15-second animated icon story commercials, which were aired on all major Ontario television networks in January-February 2017.Of the consumers surveyed in Ontario, 33% indicated awareness of TICO in 2016-2017, which matched the awareness in the previous year.TICO attended 12 consumer trade shows throughout Ontario and conducted eight speaking engagements with consumers to increase awareness of the organization and the consumer protection available in Ontario.TICO migrated its IT platform to a safe and secure Cloud-based infrastructure, including the upgrade of key operating systems.TICO resolved 172 written consumer complaints against registrants in 2016/2017 compared to 240 in the previous year. Some of these complaints related to files that were opened in the previous fiscal year. The number of new complaints received during 2016/2017 was 177 compared to 256 in the previous year. In processing these complaints, TICO successfully assisted consumers in obtaining $86,948 in restitution compared to $126, 475 the previous year. TICO also handled 1,165 telephone complaint inquiries and 583 email complaint inquiries.As of March 31, 2017, the assets held for the Compensation Fund were $20,644,930. In 2016/2017, a total of 80 claims were paid, compared to 31 in 2015/2016.For the third consecutive fiscal year, TICO generated a positive net surplus, slightly above break-even for fiscal year 2016/2017. Like recent years, this was another year where claims against the Compensation Fund were low by historical standards.As of March 31, 2017, total Net Assets at year-end were $22,282,737 compared to $22,274,594 for the year ended March 31, 2016. This increase in Net Assets was the result of total revenues exceeding all expenses net of claims by $8,143 for the year, compared with a slightly larger surplus of $94,837 in the prior year. Total revenues increased by $317,342 (7%), while operating expenses, before net claims, were higher by $522,362 (12%).To read more about TICO’s AGM, check out the June 29 edition of Travelweek! Click here to subscribe for free. Share Wednesday, June 21, 2017 Tags: TICO << Previous PostNext Post >> A year of accomplishments highlighted at TICO’s Annual General Meeting Posted by Travelweek Group
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