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first_imgOTTAWA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau heads to Washington Tuesday to further strengthen the ties between Canada and the U.S. just as a new poll suggests Canadians don’t want this country heading down the same path as its southern neighbour.But the results of the Ekos-Canadian Press survey don’t necessarily mean Canadians’ points of view are completely at odds with those who voted U.S. President Donald Trump into office, said Ekos president Frank Graves.Ekos and the Canadian Press surveyed 4,839 Canadians via telephone between Sept. 15 and Oct. 1 as part of an ongoing effort to understand whether the same drivers exist in Canada as those behind populist movements supporting a more isolationist viewpoint around the world.The results suggest Canada favours a more open approach — 60 per cent of those asked don’t want a “Canada First” foreign policy that mirrors the “America First” rallying cry that put Trump in office. Eighty per cent of those surveyed also disapprove of the way Trump is handling his job, and 52 per cent want to see Canada become less like the U.S.“Canada is clearly pivoting open, you can make the case with some of the data on that,” said Graves.“But if you look at more of the data, I’m not so sure. It’s not that clear.”The data also suggests 22 per cent of those surveyed think Canada ought to become more isolated, a marked increase after years of the number remaining relatively flat.Also, among those surveyed 37 per cent think Canada’s immigration policy admits too many visible minorities. Twenty-nine per cent said they’ve experienced an incident of racism in the last month, and 33 per cent said they believe racism is becoming more common.Ekos conducted the survey between Sept. 15 and Oct. 1, and the survey of the entire sample has a margin of error of plus or minus 1.4 percentage points 19 times out of 20.Different sample sizes were polled for each question to increase the number of questions researchers were able to ask.Ekos has been tracking attitudes towards visible minority immigration for 25 years because it serves as a way to test levels of racial intolerance in Canada, said Graves.The question of whether it is too high was put to 1,154 people during the recent survey, and the margin of error for those findings was 2.9 percentage points, 19 times out of 20.Forty-two per cent believe the right amount are being let in and 15 per cent say too few.Graves said the incidence of those believing it’s too high peaked before the last federal election and seems to be on the decline. It’s still lower than it was in the 1990s, he said.The survey also probed for people’s perceptions of their economic future, and the results suggest Canadians are pretty pessimistic about the way things are going, despite economic indicators to the contrary.That, coupled with the responses on how open this country ought to be, suggests the door can’t be closed on the argument that the same economic and social frustration that’s fuelled populism elsewhere doesn’t exist here, Graves said.“There’s clearly a significant portion of Canada that’s not going to be convinced by the whole notion that an open welcoming Canada is the right answer to the problems that they see in their lives and the country.”What that might mean for Canada’s political landscape remains to be seen. Sixty-four per cent of those who say Canada is letting in too many visible minorities identify as Conservative supporters; 62 per cent of those who think the number is just right are Liberal.But Graves noted that studies done in the U.S. before and after that election revealed that people who were exhibiting racial intolerance and who voted for Trump said they would have voted Democrat if that party had put forward a more progressive platform.Maintaining support for immigration ranks high on the Liberals’ list of priorities; in the coming weeks, they’re poised to unveil how many newcomers Canada will admit in 2018.The Liberals are keen on immigration to foster economic growth, but complicating the issue is the ongoing arrival of asylum seekers at the border prompting criticism the government has lost control of the system.In Britain, a survey after the surprising yes vote in a referendum on leaving the EU found that nearly 73 per cent of those who voted to leave were worried about immigration levels being too high.The Ekos survey found 41 per cent feel too many immigrants are currently being let in overall.last_img read more


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first_imgStill, Dolan says his company likes to avoid “overactive markets.” “Right now there’s a lot of play with workflow management and document management at law firms,” he added. “I won’t touch that, we like the dark corners.”Mobile is viewed much the same way online was a few years ago: a huge opportunity but no one really knows what to do with it yet. “Most content businesses now have some sort of digital business. I think soon they will all also be building mobile,” said Quadrangle’s Ezersky. “Right now, the only ones making money from mobile are the carriers. Until a couple big players figure this out and start butting heads, it won’t happen. We’re already at a place where venture capitalists who invested in mobile a few years ago are disappointed.”Multiples Continue to Soar for OnlineEBITDA multiples are starting to see significant disparity. According to DeSilva + Phillips managing partner Reed Phillips, b-to-b EBITDA multiples averaged 11.5x in 2007, compared to 12x to 13x EBITDA for consumer publishing deals. “Those multiples will continue to carry over into 2008 with high quality companies, while third tier companies will continue to struggle,” says Phillips.Meanwhile, DeSilva + Phillips said EBITDA for digital content companies averaged between 7x and 15x EBITDA, while ad networks averaged 10x to 18x EBITDA, and social networks averaged 9x to 16x EBITDA.Deal CultureDespite the bad press for private equity, some speakers said private equity ownership seems to be more forgiving than the public market these days. “VNU couldn’t operate in the public market—now they’re still the same size and because the CEO isn’t making quarterly reports, he can make tough decisions,” says Strauss Zelnick, partner at ZelnickMedia.Dolan advised publishers to keep their operators out of M&A and focused on the business. “Our analogy is, growing organically is farming culture and M&A is hunter-killer culture,” he said, prompting moderator Charles Engros Jr., managing partner at Morgan, Lewis and Brockius, to quip, “That’s a good analogy because sometimes what you’re hunting kills you.” Strategic operators and private equity investors are looking for opportunities in the development of a “fourth leg of the stool,” speakers said today at the annual DeSilva + Phillips Dealmakers Summit. Attractive media companies are going to look very different going forward. “We’re glum about newspapers, and cautious about TV and magazines,” said Peter Ezersky, managing principal at Quadrangle Group LLC.While only a few members of the audience thought the market is in recession right now, the majority said things would get worse before they get better. That has prompted even longtime players in the magazine market to change what they’re looking for. “A lot of our portfolio is made up of advertising-based services but in 2007 we didn’t buy a single ad-supported business,” said Peggy Koenig, managing partner at private equity firm ABRY Partners, which owns consumer enthusiast publisher F&W and b-to-b publisher Cygnus. “A lot of old media has been disrupted. We see much more opportunity now with information services.”Dolan Media, which recently performed a $196 million IPO, has developed a series of services that president and CEO Jim Dolan says are economy neutral or even counter-cyclical, such as a mortgage foreclosure service and continuing legal education.“It’s an easy step from giving them information to giving them services to help them,” Dolan says. “It’s an avenue of growth we hadn’t thought of before 2005. What we’re doing with services is what many publishers are trying to do with online, and that’s build communities. This isn’t an abandonment of anything, doesn’t take away from other services.”last_img read more


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first_imgSheikh Hasina said father of the nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman rehabilitated the mothers and sisters who were raped during the liberation war. Bangladesh observes 25 March as National Genocide Day and is trying to get international recognition for it. He said Adama Dieng described Myanmar’s atrocities on Rohingyas as a genocide and renewed the UN support to Bangladesh on the issue. “The perpetrators of the genocide must be brought to justice,” he said. Prothom Alo English Desk Visiting UN under-secretary general and special adviser on Prevention of Genocide Adama Dieng on Sunday said the United Nations will raise the 1971 issue of Pakistani genocide in Bangladesh in the international forum though some countries may oppose it, according to UNB. The UN under-secretary general urged the international community to mount further pressure on Myanmar to bring back its nationals from Bangladesh as it cannot resolve the (Rohingya) problem alone. He made the statement when he met prime minister Sheikh Hasina at her office. Adama Dieng mentioned outstanding leadership of three female leaders in the world. They are Bangladesh prime minister Sheikh Hasina, German chancellor Angela Markel and New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern. While talking about terrorism and militancy, the PM said a few incidents took place in the country, but the government tackled those with an iron hand. Visiting UN under-secretary general and special adviser on Prevention of Genocide Adama Dieng on Sunday said the United Nations will raise the 1971 issue of Pakistani genocide in Bangladesh in the international forum though some countries may oppose it, according to UNB.”Though some countries may oppose it, we’ll raise the issue of Pakistani genocide in Bangladesh during the 1971 liberation war in the international forum,” he said.He made the statement when he met prime minister Sheikh Hasina at her office.PM’s press secretary Ihsanul Karim briefed reporters after the meeting.Bangladesh observes 25 March as National Genocide Day and is trying to get international recognition for it.Sheikh Hasina recalled that the Pakistani occupation forces launched the genocide in Bangladesh on 25 March in 1971.”Over three million people were killed, while 200,000 mothers and sisters lost their honour to Pakistani occupation forces and their local collaborators,” she said.Sheikh Hasina said father of the nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman rehabilitated the mothers and sisters who were raped during the liberation war.The press secretary said the prime minister and the UN under-secretary general also discussed the Rohingya issue.He said Adama Dieng described Myanmar’s atrocities on Rohingyas as a genocide and renewed the UN support to Bangladesh on the issue. “The perpetrators of the genocide must be brought to justice,” he said.The UN under-secretary general urged the international community to mount further pressure on Myanmar to bring back its nationals from Bangladesh as it cannot resolve the (Rohingya) problem alone.Adama Dieng said the UN wants repatriation of the Rohingyas to their homeland of Rakhaine state and there will be peaceful and inclusive society.The UN under-secretary general also praised prime ninister Sheikh Hasina for giving shelter to over one million Rohingyas in Bangladesh.The PM said the Rohingyas outnumbered the local people of Cox’s Bazar. “As a result, the local people are suffering a lot,” she said.Highlighting various steps for the welfare of the Rohingyas, Sheikh Hasina said the government is developing an island for their temporary shelter.She thanked the international community for extending their helping hand on the Rohingya issue.While talking about terrorism and militancy, the PM said a few incidents took place in the country, but the government tackled those with an iron hand.She said the government is exchanging views with a cross-section of people, including teachers, students, public representatives, religious leaders, to create public awareness against the menace of terrorism and militancy.Adama Dieng mentioned outstanding leadership of three female leaders in the world. They are Bangladesh prime minister Sheikh Hasina, German chancellor Angela Markel and New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern.The UN under-secretary general highly praised Sheikh Hasina for ensuring women empowerment in the country. “You’re a symbol of women empowerment,” he said.Adama Dieng hoped that Bangladesh will achieve sustainable development goals like MDGs under the leadership of Sheikh Hasina.About the massacre in two mosques in Christchurch of New Zealand, the prime minister said the members Bangladesh National Cricket Team narrowly escaped the carnage.Both the PM and the UN under-secretary general praised the steps taken by the New Zealand PM after the massacre that left 50 people dead and scores of others injured. The UN under-secretary general highly praised Sheikh Hasina for ensuring women empowerment in the country. “You’re a symbol of women empowerment,” he said. The press secretary said the prime minister and the UN under-secretary general also discussed the Rohingya issue. The UN under-secretary general also praised prime ninister Sheikh Hasina for giving shelter to over one million Rohingyas in Bangladesh. About the massacre in two mosques in Christchurch of New Zealand, the prime minister said the members Bangladesh National Cricket Team narrowly escaped the carnage.center_img Adama Dieng said the UN wants repatriation of the Rohingyas to their homeland of Rakhaine state and there will be peaceful and inclusive society. ‘UN to raise 1971 Pakistani genocide to int’l forum’ PM’s press secretary Ihsanul Karim briefed reporters after the meeting. Adama Dieng hoped that Bangladesh will achieve sustainable development goals like MDGs under the leadership of Sheikh Hasina. Sheikh Hasina recalled that the Pakistani occupation forces launched the genocide in Bangladesh on 25 March in 1971. “Over three million people were killed, while 200,000 mothers and sisters lost their honour to Pakistani occupation forces and their local collaborators,” she said. She said the government is exchanging views with a cross-section of people, including teachers, students, public representatives, religious leaders, to create public awareness against the menace of terrorism and militancy. She thanked the international community for extending their helping hand on the Rohingya issue. The PM said the Rohingyas outnumbered the local people of Cox’s Bazar. “As a result, the local people are suffering a lot,” she said.Highlighting various steps for the welfare of the Rohingyas, Sheikh Hasina said the government is developing an island for their temporary shelter. “Though some countries may oppose it, we’ll raise the issue of Pakistani genocide in Bangladesh during the 1971 liberation war in the international forum,” he said. Both the PM and the UN under-secretary general praised the steps taken by the New Zealand PM after the massacre that left 50 people dead and scores of others injured.last_img read more


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first_imgSix persons, including two juveniles have been arrested by the Delhi Police for brutally killing a 35-year-old man after the victim indulged in an argument with two of the accused at a petrol pump in West Delhi on Wednesday night.The victim has been identified as Surender Singh, a resident of Mahavir Nagar area in Tilak Nagar and was once arrested in the year 2008 under the charges of murder. However, he was out of jail on bail. On Wednesday night, at around 10.30 pm, he went to the petrol pump on his scooty in Paschim Vihar. According to the police, when Singh reached the petrol pump, he had an argument with two men, later identified as Vinay and Md Khalid. They were riding on one motorcycle. A minor scuffle also took place between them but the petrol pump staff intervened to bring the situation under control.Singh then left the petrol pump and headed towards the District Centre. The duo followed him and also asked four of their friends, identified as Raja, Deepak and two juveniles, to reach District Centre at around 11.30 pm. All six accused, including the two juveniles thrashed him. In defence, he whipped out his knife but one of the men from the other group snatched away his knife and stabbed him to death, after which they fled.last_img read more


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first_imgVisuals have always been a better way to elucidate one’s feelings as well as reach out to people and connect with much ease and sincerity and so what can be better than photography exhibition, where images speak for themselves.Keeping that thought in mind, ‘Habitat Photosphere,’ a photography festival will hold its first ever international workshop titled ‘The World Upside Down: Modes of Representation in The East and the West’ by French artist Pascal Monteil at the Experimental Art Gallery, India Habitat Centre on Saturday.  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Monteil will take the participants of the workshop, from Rome to Tokyo, through Ispahan, Lahore and Fatehpur Sikri, onto a visual journey through world art histories and their modes of representation. He will be discussing specific paintings as well as his personal journey as an artist taking inspiration from various traditions.Monteil’s works are done using a particular technique called digital painting. “Each one of my work is done minutely with thousands of photographic elements either designed or painted; they are adjusted, superimposed, revised and lit-up on computer. Thanks to digital technique, using these fragments just as a painter would do with his colors and paintbrushes; I wish to achieve pictures with a photographic depiction combined with the very special power of painting to sublime the real and its emotional precision,” said Monteil. Monteil’s work is an exploration and a re-interpretation of Persian and Indian miniature traditions.  Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixDr Alka Pande, curator and art consultant, Visual Arts Gallery, IHC said, “Pascal Monteil is an artist of the world. An international cosmopolitanism, bordering on the exotic and the unknown, characterises his suite of ‘paintings’. He is an artist, who combines the traditional art of painting with contemporary digital photography and makes compelling landscapes which cross boundaries of geographies and cultures. These phantasmagorical imagined landscapes emerge from his experiences and his training as a painter. A peripatetic traveler, his paintings are replete with historical and cultural references. An incredible storyteller, Pascal is a bard, who through his lyrical renditions tells stories about his travels. From the city of love, philosophy and artistic effulgence Paris, he travels to India, to Persia to Japan, reading the landscapes of these ancient civilisations, creating arresting juxtapositions on the canvas.”  Pascal Monteil is a visual artist who lives and works between Paris and various cities in Asia. Beside his artistic practice, Pascal has also been teaching art and architecture for the past fifteen years. The fee for participation in the workshop is Rs 400 for India Habitat Centre members; Rs 500 for non-members and Rs 200 Rs for students. As a part of Habitat Photosphere’s aim of taking art photography into the public space, Monteil’s works will also be exhibited at the Jor Bagh metro station from December 2015 till March 2016.last_img read more