MONTREAL – Transat AT Inc. is in exclusive talks with Air Canada, which is offering roughly $520 million to buy the travel company.The Montreal-based company says it has agreed to a 30-day period of exclusive negotiations regarding a possible deal at a price of $13 per share.Transat shares closed at $10.58 on the Toronto Stock Exchange on Wednesday.BREAKING NEWS: Word of another possible airline acquisition this morning. Air Canada is in exclusive talks to acquire @airtransat for $520 million. The President and CEO of Transat the two have agreed to a 30-day period of exclusive negotiations. @NEWS1130 pic.twitter.com/R8Awv17sOL— Amanda Wawryk (@AmandaWawryk) May 16, 2019The company offers vacation packages, hotel stays and air travel under the Transat and Air Transat brands.Transat says that after being solicited by several parties, its board has determined that it’s in the interests of Transat and its stakeholders to finalize negotiations on an exclusive basis with Air Canada.The company first disclosed that it had held preliminary talks regarding the possible sale of the company last month, but did not name the potential bidders at that time.
“Syria’s children are paying a heavy price for the world’s failure to put an end to the conflict”, says a joint press release issued on the report in Amman, Jordan. “The report shows that inside Syria, children are now contributing to the family income in more than three quarters of surveyed households, In Jordan, close to half of all Syrian refugee children are now the joint or sole family breadwinners in surveyed households, while in some parts of Lebanon, children as young as six years old are reportedly working,” the agencies said. “The most vulnerable of all working children are those involved in armed conflict, sexual exploitation and illicit activities including organised begging and child trafficking.” As the Syria crisis has dramatically reduced family livelihood opportunities and impoverished millions of households in the region, children are working primarily for their survival, and a spiralling number of children are employed in harmful working conditions, risking serious damage to their health and wellbeing,” according to UNICEF. “Child labour hinders children’s growth and development as they toil for long hours with little pay, often in extremely hazardous and unhealthy environments,” Dr. Peter Salama, UNICEF Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa, said. “Carrying heavy loads, being exposed to pesticides and toxic chemicals, and working long hours – these are just some of the hazards working children face every day around the region.” The report, Small Hands, Heavy Burden: How the Syrian Conflict is Driving More Children into the Workforce found that three out of four working children surveyed in Jordan’s vast Za’atari refugee camp have reported health problems at work, and another 22 percent of children employed in the agricultural sector have also been injured while working. “Moreover, children who work are more likely to drop out of school – adding to fears of a “lost generation” of Syrian children,” according to the report. UNICEF and Save the Children called on partners and champions of the so-called “No Lost Generation” Initiative, the wider international community, host governments, and civil society to undertake a series of measures to address child labour inside Syria and in countries affected by the humanitarian crisis including making more funding available for income-generating activities, providing quality and safe education for all children impacted by the crisis and ending the worst forms of child labour. UNICEF said that Syria was a middle-income country before the war in 2011. The country’s economy was capable of providing a decent living for most of its people; almost all children in Syria went to school, and literacy rates were over 90 per cent. But four and a half years into the conflict, the country is beset with destitution and misery, with four in five people in Syria estimated to be living in poverty and 7.6 million internally displaced with an estimated two million children are now living outside Syria as refugees, the agency said, and unemployment rates in Syria surged from 14.9 per cent in 2011 to 57.7 per cent.
Timeline: The seismic controversy over the Project Eagle sale as it unfolded from start to finish The Public Accounts Committee published its report into the sale today. Mick WallaceOn 7 July both the Dáil’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) and its Northern Irish equivalent announce inquiries into the loan sale. Two days later the PSNI launches its own investigation.On 10 July Nama tells the PAC that Cushnahan and Tughans / Brown Rudnick were to split the Pimco payment of £15 million between them.Coulter subsequently breaks his silence and denies that any politician received any money from the Project Eagle deal. First Minister Peter Robinson likewise denies that either he or his family had benefited in any way from the deal.September 2015US firm Cerberus tells the Northern Irish finance committee that it had no knowledge of any of the goings-on at Tughans, and that it paid Brown Rudnick directly. The US Department of Justice begins investigating the Project Eagle deal. Jamie Bryson speaking before the North’s Finance Committee in September 2015On 10 September, Peter Robinson stands aside as Northern Ireland’s First Minister in the political fallout of an investigation surrounding the murder of ex-IRA prisoner Kevin McGuigan.On 23 September, Jamie Bryson, a Loyalist blogger, tells the committee that five people were set to benefit from the sale, including now former First Minister Peter Robinson. Robinson denies the claim and then threatens to sue Mick Wallace over a tweet the TD sent in relation to Robinson and Nama.October 2015Nama accuses Mick Wallace of being ‘utterly disingenuous’ regarding the Project Eagle sale. Wallace for his part then accuses Taoiseach Enda Kenny of a cover-up concerning another Nama loan deal, Project Arrow, concerning €6 billion worth of property in the Republic, with Cerberus once again in pole position to secure the deal.August 2016 Michael Noonan Source: Rollingnews.ieIndependents4Change TDs Clare Daly and Mick Wallace launch a new whistleblower website called Namaleaks, seeking to uncover poor practice within the financial institution.On 18 August, Sinn Féin MLA Daithí McKay resigns from the assembly over allegations that he ‘coached’ Jamie Bryson before he made the allegations about Peter Robinson before the north’s finance committee in September 2015September 2016On 6 September, an edition of the BBC’s Spotlight broadcasts a secret recording of Frank Cushnahan allegedly accepting a £40,000 payment from a Nama borrower in 2012, when he was still working for the agency.The programme claims Cushnahan said he would use his “insider status” to help ease the borrower’s financial problems. Source: BBC SpotlightThe C&AG’s report into the sale is published on 14 September.It finds that Nama lost €220m on the sale of the loan book. The findings of the report are categorically rejected by Nama.The C&AG report finds that Nama had over-discounted the loans, giving 10-15% discounts where 5.5% would be more applicable. It adds that NAMA did not keep an “adequate record of key decisions and events even though the sales process deviated from standard”.Frank Daly, Nama’s chairman, says that the agency had done its utmost to achieve the best price possible.In advance of its publication Michael Noonan claims there was “nothing improper” and “nothing illegal” concerning the sale of Project Eagle.It is announced on 15 September that there will be a Commission of Investigation into Nama over Project Eagle.PAC invites Peter Robinson and martin McGuinness to appear over the loanbook sale.On 29 September, Nama chairman Frank Daly appears before the PAC. He defends the organisation’s sale of Project Eagle, saying that it was the best deal the organisation could have got. Again, the findings of the C&AG report are rejected.October 2016Finance Minister Michael Noonan answers questions over the Nama Project Eagle sale on 6 October. It’s rare to see a sitting minister appear before the Pac like this.He tells the PAC that the sale of Project Eagle was the decision of the Nama board alone and he had no legal grounding to be involved in the process.On 18 October, Nama appear before the PAC, and it doesn’t go well. TDs criticise Nama’s paper trail, their “rushed” sale, and response to Frank Cushnahan crisis.March 2017The Public Account Committee’s report, released on 14 March, claims that Nama lost €800m in relation to the loan portfolio between the years 2010 and 2014.It describes the sale strategy as being “seriously deficient”.It also claims:The failure to remove controversial businessman Frank Cushnahan from the agency’s northern advisory committee was “a failure of corporate governance” (Cushnahan resigned from the committee in November 2013 citing “personal reasons”Key elements of the sale were “influenced” by the US firm Pimco, which made the initial approach to Nama with regard to the sale of the portfolioNama has been unable to demonstrate that it got “value for money” in the saleThe report includes, among other things, a strongly worded letter from Minister for Finance Michael Noonan to the committee contesting its suggestion that his meeting in March 2014 with the US fund Cerberus (which eventually bought the portfolio in April 2014 for €1.6 billion) was “inappropriate”.Read: Project Eagle: Did Nama lose out on hundreds of millions of euro?Read: Nama lodges complaint to Sipo after BBC Spotlight revelations https://jrnl.ie/2978770 Updated 14 March 2017. Originally published September 2016 Clockwise from bottom left: Peter Robinson, Mick Wallace, Michael NoonanTHIS AFTERNOON, THE Public Accounts Committee published its long-awaited report into the sale of the Project Eagle loans portfolio.It was one of the biggest moments in the long-running story of the sale of Nama’s northern loan book, and found that the sales strategy for the sale was “seriously deficient”.After the report was released, Michael Noonan refuted the suggestion that he ‘acted inappropriately’ over the loan book’s sale.Here’s a refresher course on the story behind the controversial agency’s most controversial land deal:December 2009In the wake of the worst property crash in living memory, the Irish government creates the National Asset Management Agency (NAMA) which purchases Ireland’s distressed property loans from the ailing Irish banks at a discount in return for government bonds in an attempt to stabilise the tanking economy.Once established, a Northern Ireland Advisory Committee (NIAC) is set up within the agency to deal with the region’s loan book.The agency’s acquired Northern Irish properties are known collectively as Project Eagle. Nama initially acquires the distressed portfolio for about €1.2 billion in 2010.June 2013Northern Irish Finance Minister and Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) MLA Sammy Wilson informs his counterpart from south of the border Michael Noonan that he has been contacted by interested buyers with a view to purchasing the northern loan book. Sammy Wilson Source: Liam McBurneySeptember 2013Nama is contacted by law firm Brown Rudnick, representatives of US group Pimco, to state Pimco’s interest in buying the portfolio.November 2013Sammy Wilson’s nominee to Nama’s Northern Ireland Advisory Committee (NIAC), businessman Frank Cushnahan, resigns from the committee citing personal reasons.December 2013 Nama chief executive Bernard McDonagh Source: Leon FarrellNama officially places a ‘for sale’ sign on Project Eagle and invites bids from prospective buyers.March 2014Pimco informs Nama that it will pay £15 million (€17.6 million) in ‘success fees’ to Cushnahan, Brown Rudnick, and another Belfast law firm, Tughans, should it be successful in purchasing Project Eagle. It then promptly pulls out of the bidding.Tughans and Brown Rudnick switch their attentions to US property fund Cerberus Capital Management. Former Northern Irish First Minister Peter Robinson Source: Stephen KilkennyMeanwhile, on 25 March Northern Irish First Minister and DUP leader Peter Robinson meets with former US vice president Dan Quayle, the chairman of Cerberus, together with Ian Coulter, a partner at Tughans.On 31 March, Irish Minister for Finance Michael Noonan himself meets with Cerberus. The appropriateness, or otherwise, of this meeting will dog a Public Accounts Committee (PAC) inquiry into the sale two years later.April 2014Cerberus secures the sale of Project Eagle for about €1.6 billion.January 2015Coulter resigns from his post at Tughans.July 2015On 2 July Wexford TD, and former property developer, Mick Wallace tells the Dáil that £7 million (€8.2 million) was due to be diverted from Tughans to an Isle of Man bank account for the benefit of a Northern Irish politician or party. This money was “intended to facilitate payments to deal-makers involved in the sale”, according to the BBC.The following day Tughans says that Coulter had left the company following a row over the diverted money, and that the money was subsequently recouped.Wallace claims that the €1.6 billion sale undervalued the Project Eagle portfolio by as much as €3 billion. 20,475 Views By Cianan Brennan 61 Comments Share65 Tweet Email5 Short URL Mar 14th 2017, 6:30 PM Tuesday 14 Mar 2017, 6:30 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article
His Excellency, President Adama Barrow said he is in agreement with a UK-based Gambian author and publisher that Gambian intellectual and other creative works deserve international platforms and market.Yaya Sillah was at the State House on Friday to introduce his new publishing company in The Gambia to President Barrow on Friday, February 01, and to also present five samples of his books. Sillah is a Gambian publisher and writer who has been living in the UK for 15 years. He is also the Chairman, Best Gambia Britannia Economical Support Trust, and Managing Director, Yaya Sillah Books Ltd.President Barrow expressed excitement at the initiative to establish a publishing company in the country primarily dedicated to documenting and selling the country’s culture, values, and good image beyond its borders. “Hopefully, Gambian books and intellectual works will also be available in the world market in the coming years,” he added.Meanwhile, Mr. Sillah said his mission is to empower Gambian intellectuals and ensure that Gambian books are available at international markets. “Books are the vitamins of education. Books are tools of disseminating inspirational stories and valuable information necessary for anyone to become a proper human being for society. As Africans I believe that our stories and our works deserve international platforms. So therefore, we do not have to continue to consume old ideas from others when we can export the best of our cultural values to them,” Sillah maintained, noting that publicity is the only best way to sell your country outside its borders.
For Inter Milan’s coach Luciano Spalletti the problem is the team itself, after losing for the third consecutive time in the Serie A.The last time Internazionale Milan won in the Italian Serie A, the calendar still showed the year 2018.Inter tied 0-0 with Sassuolo in the first match of 2019, then lost 1-0 against Torino, and today 1-0 again but against Bologna at San Siro Stadium.“We created problems for ourselves today,” said Luciano Spalletti to the club’s official page.“Even when we should’ve been comfortable or were in a position to score.”“You then lose confidence in your own ability and if the level of insecurity grows, you start to make mistakes, while the opposition can score,” he explained.“It takes a strong character to react, and we must improve on this.”“Every time we fall beneath the standards that we’ve set, we even make the most basic of errors,” he commented.“The football wasn’t fluid but we still had three clear chances to take the lead.”“At times, one chance would’ve been enough but we didn’t manage to score and then you start trying to force it too much,” he added.Lukaku backed to beat Ronaldo in Serie A scoring charts Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Former Inter Milan star Andy van der Meyde is confident Romelu Lukaku will outscore Cristiano Ronaldo in this season’s Serie A.“The team is with me and as far as I’m concerned, I don’t have any issues there. Whistles don’t change anything in my attitude.”“The fans deserve better because this is Inter. Serious responses are needed with what we do on the pitch and how we think,” Spalletti continued.He also talked about Andrea Ranocchia’s performance on the field.“Andrea is good in the air, one of the best players in the league at it,” the coach said.“After 75 minutes in which we couldn’t score, we wanted to try something different.”“He also got on the end of two or three dangerous balls but then it dropped in areas where we didn’t have enough numbers,” he concluded.Chinese New Year inspired kits for @Inter_en today 🙌🔵⚫️ pic.twitter.com/JSXNmAghrH— Dugout (@Dugout) February 3, 2019
Steve Fox has been named vice president and editorial director at San Francisco-based PC World, IDG Communications announced today. Fox replaces editor-turned-online-entrepreneur Harry McCracken, who left in May.Fox, who most recently served as editor-in-chief of online community firm Affinity Labs, returns to PC World after leaving in 1996 to join another IDG magazine—The Web. Fox started with PC World in 1990 and served in several editorial management positions including senior editor, managing editor and executive editor. From 1999 to 2002 Fox served as editorial director at CNET.com and returned to IDG in 2003 as editor-in-chief of InfoWorld, which went online-only in March 2007. About a month after resigning aseditor, Harry McCracken launchedhis own technology news site, Technologizer. The site went live this summer ina partnership with Federated Media.
WATERVILLE, ME — Jason T. Dunn, of Wilmington, was recently named to the highly selective Dean’s List at Colby College in Waterville, Maine, for outstanding academic achievement during the spring semester of the 2017-18 academic year. Dunn is one of 438 Colby students-or 23 percent of the qualified student body-to qualify for the Dean’s List last semester.Dunn, a member of the Class of 2021, attended Wilmington High School and is the son of Dawn Dunn of Wilmington, Mass., and Thomas Dunn of Wilmington, Mass. Dunn earned a semester grade point average of 3.75 or higher last fall to be included on Colby’s highly selective Dean’s List. He majored in economics and history.About Colby CollegeFounded in 1813, Colby is one of America’s most selective colleges. Serving only undergraduates, Colby offers a rigorous academic program rooted in deep exploration of ideas and close interaction with world-class faculty scholars. Students pursue intellectual passions, choosing among 58 majors or developing their own. Colby’s innovative and ambitious campaign, Dare Northward, will support deeper connections between the College and the world and a fully inclusive experience for all Colby students. Colby is home to a community of 2,000 dedicated and diverse students from more than 80 countries. Its Waterville, Maine, location provides unique access to world-class research institutions and civic engagement experiences.(NOTE: The above announcement is from Colby College via Merit.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email email@example.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSTUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Wilmington’s Jason Dunn Named To Dean’s List At Colby CollegeIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Wilmington’s Jason Dunn Named To Colby College’s Dean’s ListIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: 3 Wilmington Students Named To Dean’s List At Regis CollegeIn “Education”
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