The Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL), of which the James A. Gibson Library is a member, is proud to announce that Scholars Portal Journals has loaded its 20 millionth Ejournal article.Scholars Portal Journals provides students, faculty and researchers at Ontario’s universities with easy, single-search access to scholarly articles on a wide range of academic subjects through a bilingual search interface.The content available in Scholars Portal Journals comprises the most complete multidisciplinary database of peer-reviewed academic literature available anywhere and is an accomplishment that benefits researchers across Ontario.“This achievement acknowledges the importance OCUL places on preserving and providing access to high-quality academic resources for Ontario universities,” said Margaret Grove, University Librarian and chair of OCUL’s strategic planning committee.Try out this extensive collection of resources: Scholars Portal E-JournalsFor more information about Scholars Portal, visit scholarsportal.info. read more
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NEW YORK — Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Sept. 9-15. Listings include the week’s ranking and viewership.1. NFL Football: Philadelphia at Atlanta, NBC, 17.64 million.2. “NFL Post-Game,” Fox, 15.02 million.3. NFL Football: Houston at New Orleans, ESPN, 13.53 million.4. “Democratic Presidential Debate,” ABC, 12.95 million.5. “Sunday Night NFL Pre-Kick,” NBC, 12.91 million.6. “The OT,” Fox, 11.09 million.7. NFL Football: Denver at Oakland, ESPN, 10.95 million.8. “America’s Got Talent” (Tuesday), NBC, 9.48 million.9. “Football Night in America, Part 3,” NBC, 9.4 million.10. “America’s Got Talent” (Wednesday), NBC, 8.46 million.11. “60 Minutes,” CBS, 7.48 million.12. NFL Football: Tampa Bay at Carolina, NFL Network, 6.67 million.13. “NCIS,” CBS, 5.69 million.14. “Celebrity Family Feud,” ABC, 4.79 million.15. “FBI,” CBS, 4.77 million.16. “American Ninja Warrior,” NBC, 4.64 million.17. “Football Night in America, Part 2,” NBC, 4.6 million.18. “Big Brother” (Sunday), CBS, 4.59 million.19. “Big Brother” (Thursday), CBS, 4.58 million.20. “NCIS: New Orleans,” CBS, 4.55 million.___ABC and ESPN are owned by The Walt Disney Co.; CBS is a division of CBS Corp.; Fox is owned by 21st Century Fox; NBC is owned by NBC Universal.The Associated Press read more
“We believe this reality will start to percolate into 2019 capex budgets, with a number of producers likely to delay the issuance of formal guidance until January and then we believe many are likely to announce development programs that show little to no incremental production growth,” said Morrison in the report.The report came as OPEC Secretary-General Mohammad Barkindo on Tuesday urged oil-exporting countries to increase investment to meet future demand as spare oil capacity declines worldwide.‘Dream scenario’: Two more Canadian LNG projects inching towards constructionThe Saudis can send oil prices soaring and Canada has no insurance policyOilpatch scrambles to ship ‘distressed barrels’ as industry loses $100 million in revenues dailyIn a speech posted on OPEC’s website, he said the global oil sector will need to invest US$11 trillion by 2040 to meet the future needs of the world.But while world oil prices have risen recently to four-year highs due to concerns including possible U.S. sanctions on Iran, Canadian oil prices have gone in the opposite direction as new production floods pipelines and U.S. demand drops temporarily due to fall refinery maintenance outages.“Canada is facing an unprecedented epic pipeline problem,” said Morrison. “And while we have known that this issue has been on the horizon for years, the pressure in the system is building and it’s set to remain ugly for some time.”According to Net Energy Group, the difference between Western Canada Select bitumen blend prices and New York benchmark West Texas Intermediate for November delivery has averaged US$45.50 per barrel this month. The difference between Edmonton Sweet and WTI has been about US$27.Last week, the WCS-WTI differential widened to more than US$52 per barrel, at which point analyst Matt Murphy of Tudor Pickering Holt & Co. calculated bitumen producers were actually losing money because the light oil used to dilute their heavy sticky crude cost more than what the barrel was selling for.Western Canada will remain short of pipeline capacity even if Enbridge Inc.’s Line 3 replacement pipeline is completed by 2020, thus adding 370,000 barrels per day of capacity, CIBC notes.The short-term situation will improve but not enough to allow growth in activity if crude-by-rail exports double as expected to a record 450,000 barrels per day by the end of this year, the report says.Unusually wet weather in Alberta in September will contribute to soft third-quarter earnings reports from oilfield services companies, Morrison added.He said Canadian drilling rig utilization in the quarter ended Sept. 30 was about 32 per cent, higher than the 28.5 per cent achieved in the same quarter last year, while the number of operating days were about nine per cent higher. CALGARY — The Canadian oil and gas sector is in a holding pattern in which spending and production growth can’t occur until new ways to get products to export markets are found, according to CIBC analyst Jon Morrison.The steep discounts being paid for Canadian heavy and light oil production compared with U.S. benchmarks won’t end soon and that means there’s no money for producers to increase their drilling budgets, he said in a report released Tuesday.The report bodes poorly for Canada’s energy services sector as the industry enters the winter drilling season, its traditionally busiest time of the year as frozen ground allows more access to backcountry sites.The pressure in the system is building and it’s set to remain ugly for some timeCIBC analyst Jon Morrison read more
An elderly woman is in the hospital with serious life-threatening injuries after being struck by a vehicle Tuesday morning in a Queensway West, Simcoe, parking lot.Police say the 95-year-old parked her car and began walking across the parking lot, when a 38-year-old Norfolk County woman was slowly reversing her vehicle and made contact with the senior. The woman then fell to the ground and was transported to a local hospital.She has been transferred to a Hamilton area hospital for further treatment.“The driver that struck the elderly female stayed on scene and is cooperating with police. She is very upset and feels terrible,” Constable Ed Sanchuk said in a tweet.Police are still waiting for an update on her condition.“The OPP would like the motoring public to be aware of their surroundings at all times when they get behind the wheel of any vehicle. Pedestrians are also being urged to put their safety as a priority and to be cautious when crossing any street or parking lots,” said Inspector Joseph Varga. read more
OTTAWA — As the fall election campaign fast approaches, the Liberals and Conservatives went to battle on Monday over whether the carbon tax will keep rising after 2022 — a fight prompted by confusing language from Environment Minister Catherine McKenna over the past few months.The current plan sees a gradual increase from $20 per tonne of greenhouse-gas emissions in 2019 to $50 per tonne in 2022. The tax — which is only implemented in provinces without an equivalent carbon pricing plan — comes with a rebate that the government says will more than offset the cost for most families.The Parliamentary Budget Officer has previously estimated the carbon tax would need to rise to $102 per tonne by 2030 to meet the government’s emissions reduction target, unless other measures are used.In a news conference Monday morning, McKenna used careful phrasing to say that the current plan has no “intention” of going past $50 per tonne since it ends in 2022, but then added that decisions about future price increases will be made after discussing it with provincial governments. Provinces, territories to have input in future price of carbon tax, McKenna says Saskatchewan government links job loss to carbon tax but experts aren’t sure Federal environment minister says Ottawa does not plan to increase carbon tax after 2022 “In 2016, we negotiated for a year with provinces and territories that included a price on pollution until 2022,” she said. “So there’s no intention to go up beyond that, any decision would be made in discussions with provinces and territories and stakeholders.”She was asked specifically if she’s ruling out price increases beyond 2022, but didn’t respond directly. “All we’ve done is we’ve negotiated until 2022, so I’m not in a position to negotiate anything past that,” she said. “I think that there’ll be an election in 2023 and I think that might be a discussion for that election.”In June, however, McKenna repeatedly phrased it differently when speaking to reporters: “The plan is not to increase the price post-2022,” she said then.She insisted on Monday that she was not changing her position, and bristled at Conservative accusations the Liberals are trying to hide plans for future carbon tax increases.The prices are rising faster than paycheques“I’ve said the same thing: That we had a process to develop the climate plan,” McKenna said. “The commitment was to go up to 2022. There was no intention to go up beyond that, there’s no secret agenda. Any decision to move up would be (in) consultation with provinces and territories.”Asked whether she personally wants to see the price go up, McKenna again didn’t respond directly. She instead pointed out that the Liberals’ climate plan includes factors beyond a carbon tax, such as funding for environmentally-friendly projects.“We have a climate plan, we made a decision that pricing was not going to be the only part of our climate plan,” she said.Earlier on Monday, Conservative MP Pierre Poilievre held a news conference to blast McKenna for opening the door to increases past $50 per tonne. He also offered a clear preview of how the Conservatives plan to campaign on the issue.“The number one issue I’m hearing right now from my constituents in suburban Ottawa is the rising cost of living,” Poilievre said. “The prices are rising faster than paycheques. And Justin Trudeau will make that problem worse. His carbon tax will be much higher than he has thus far admitted.”The Conservatives have promised to scrap the carbon tax and replace it with their own plan, which does not have a carbon price but instead has measures such as emissions caps on heavy emitters and incentives for home retrofits. Poilievre fended off questions from reporters about the unclear impact the Conservative plan will have on prices for consumers.“Our approach, as Conservatives, is to require large industrial corporations to reduce their emissions for each unit of production, and if they don’t then they will be required in invest in green technology that will do so,” he said.• Email: email@example.com | Twitter: read more