A booth-level worker of the BJP, Sandip Ghosh, was shot dead by unidentified miscreants in West Bengal’s Paschim Bardhaman district on Sunday night. Another worker Joydeep Banerjee was severely injured in the attack, the police said. The two workers were returning home after a party meeting when they were attacked in the Malandighi area. BJP officials blamed Trinamool Congress for the attack, which the latter denied. “It is a fall out of the BJP’s internal feud,” a TMC district official said. The BJP has called for a bandh call in Durgapur subdivision on Tuesday. Sayantan Basu, a party general secretary, led a demonstration in front of the Kaksa police station in Paschim Bardhaman on Monday night. Union Minister Babul Supriyo, an MP from the area, has condemned the killing.
Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters La Liga has asked UEFA to investigate both PSG and City for breaches of financial fair play rules.“Qatar and Abu Dhabi are two countries that have two clubs,” added Bartomeu.“If Bayern Munich, Manchester United, Real Madrid or Arsenal buy a player from you, you know (the money) comes from football.“But these two clubs distort the market.”Bartomeu also insisted a four-year contract extension for Lionel Messi has been signed by the player’s agent and father, Jorge Horacio Messi.Barca announced an agreement with the five-time World Player of the Year in July, but Messi himself is yet to put pen to paper amid rumours he is unhappy with the running of the club.Messi’s current deal expires in 2018 meaning he could leave Barca for free next summer.“It is all agreed and signed,” Bartomeu added.“There are three contracts: one with Messi’s foundation, that is signed by the president of the foundation and the player’s brother; a contract with Leo Messi’s image rights, that his father and administrator of his company have signed; and the work contract that Leo’s father has signed.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ MOST READ Bartomeu also criticised Neymar and his father and agent Neymar Sr’s exit strategy.“This president is a joke,” Neymar replied in a comment about the news on social media site Instagram.A vote of no confidence motion has been launched by former Barca presidential candidate Agusti Benedito that could oust Bartomeu if it receives enough support from the club’s members in the coming weeks.Neymar’s departure sparked a shopping spree from Barca, who landed 20-year-old French winger Ousmane Dembele for an initial 105 million euro fee from Borussia Dortmund and Paulinho for 40 million from Chinese club Guangzhou Evergrande.However, Barca missed out on a host of other targets, including Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho, blaming the rampant inflation in the transfer market caused by PSG and Abu Dhabi-backed Manchester City.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Williams edges Kvitova for 1st US Open semifinal since 2010 Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games LATEST STORIES Brazilian forward Neyma. AFP PHOTO/ JAVIER SORIANO / AFP PHOTO / JAVIER SORIANONeymar labelled Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu a “joke” as the war of wards between Barcelona’s beleaguered board and the Brazilian star continued on Tuesday.In interviews with Catalan newspapers Mundo Deportivo and Sport, Bartomeu claimed Barca would be better off without Neymar this season following his world record 222 million euro ($263.7 million) move to Paris Saint-Germain.ADVERTISEMENT NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul With Bartomeu’s handling of Barca’s haphazard transfer policy being heavily criticised, he described the loss of Neymar as an “opportunity” for Barca to rebuild their midfield rather than pile resources into a superstar front three of Neymar, Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez.“The trident was very good but it had its consequences,” Bartomeu told Sport.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening“It is an opportunity to return to the collective football in the middle of the field, which traditionally was Barca’s strength.“It is an opportunity, with a new coach, a new project. We need to stop being pessimistic!” Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side View comments Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim
Advertisement AdvertisementJurgen Klopp has decided to reward Fabinho with a Champions League start against Serbian side Red Star Belgrade on Wednesday.The Brazilian with the calm demeanour has only made one start in the League Cup since his 43.7million pounds move from Monaco.Klopp, who has called for a reaction to Liverpool’s poor defeat at Napoli last time out, is without Jordan Henderson and fellow midfielder Naby Keita owing to hamstring injuries, while Adam Lallana’s start at Huddersfield on Saturday was his first in seven months.Fabinho, who turned 25 on Tuesday, has had little opportunity to impress, because of James Milner’s and Georginio Wijnaldum’s dominating form, plus his own adaptation to Klopp’s style. And the manager of the Reds believes the Brazilian’s reserved nature has also been a factor.Klopp said: “He has had to adapt to the style of play and, if you watch Fabinho playing at Monaco, he was full of confidence. You come to a new club and it depends a bit on your personality. He’s not the loudest person on the planet.“It’s not that he’s come in and said; ‘Sit down all of you and I’ll explain how we do it because Monaco were in the Champions League semi-final the year before and became French champions.’ He is more a reserved person, looking, watching, absorbing, and it always takes a little bit more time. But on the pitch, he is back now and that’s good now. All fine.“It is his birthday so it would be a nice present. I didn’t make the starting lineup yet but he has been here a few months now, got used to a few things, and so we will use him.”
Pune, Mar 5 (PTI) With only six points from their first eight games in the Hero I-League, Derrick Pereiras DSK Shivajians will now meet formidable East Bengal at the Balewadi Sports Complex Stadium, here tomorrow. Their opponents have proven themselves as realistic title contenders, sitting comfortably in the third position on the table. The pressure has been tremendously high on the Shivajians since the very first day of the season. However, coach Pereira seems pretty confident going into the match and has been impressed by the boys performances in the last couple of days. “Our performances have improved since the last two games. Not only have we avoided defeat, weve played a better brand of football,” said Pereira in the pre-match press conference today. Goalkeeper Subrata Pal has fully recovered from a broken finger and will be in contention to start. Pereira also singled out Afghani player Haroon Amiris dynamism and tactfulness this season. Hes been one of the key men for the Shivajians and his box-to-box presence has certainly benefited the squad. “Amiris performance has been tremendously good. He can play as a defender and a midfielder and is willing to fill up in any position I tell him,” said Pereira. Sandesh Jhingan has been Shivajians latest signing of the season. His physicality and attentiveness will certainly bolster DSKs back-line and should make them look a more solid unit in the games to come. Their opponents East Bengal are riding high. A good start to the season has also brought out a lot of positivity and togetherness among the squad. Coach Biswajit Bhattacharya has been pleased with the unity of the squad and expects them to bounce back from Tuesdays shock 1-3 defeat to Salgaocar. A week of travelling may take its toll, but the manager has played down all the fatigue issues and has ensured his side is ready to take on the Shivajians in their own den. Going into this game with not even a single injury concern, the Red and Gold brigade are primed to pick up all three points against an erratic Shivajians team. Bhattacharya has praised their brand of football and also the quality of the players the squad possesses. “The opponents (Shivajians) have a very good team. Derrick Pereira is a good tactician and can turn things around for his side.” PTI ATK ATKadvertisement
Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone caused a social media storm on Tuesday when he said women racing drivers would not be taken seriously in the sport and dismissed the contribution of immigrants to Britain.The 85-year-old Briton, speaking to WPP chief executive Martin Sorrell at an Advertising Week Europe conference, also hailed Russian President Vladimir Putin as a man who “should be running Europe” and expressed support for U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.The Russian Grand Prix in Sochi, a project close to Putin’s heart, is the next race on the Formula One calendar and Ecclestone last year declared himself the president’s “best supporter”.Formula One has not had a woman driver start a grand prix since 1976 and Ecclestone, who has caused offence in the past by comparing women to domestic appliances, triggered a backlash on social media.”I don’t know whether a woman would physically be able to drive an F1 car quickly, and they wouldnt be taken seriously,” Ecclestone said in comments reported by the Guardian newspaper, the BBC and other media.British driver Pippa Mann, who has competed four times in the Indianapolis 500 and is a race winner in the U.S Indy Lights series, fired back immediately.”Sigh. #HereWeGoAgain,” she said on Twitter.”Perhaps someone should remind him that @IndyCar doesn’t have power steering, and we’re strong enough to drive those.”Asked by Sorrell, a non-executive director of Formula One and whose grandparents came from Russia, whether immigrants had contributed to Britain, Ecclestone replied: “They have not.”advertisementBritain’s triple Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton is the grandson of immigrants to Britain from the Caribbean island of Grenada.The NBC Sports website reported the comments under the headline “Ecclestone says more Ecclestone type controversial things”.
New Delhi, Jun 27 (PTI) The Indian mens & womens throwball teams scripted history by bagging a gold medal each in the World Games, held at Kathmandu, Nepal. The womens team defeated arch-rivals Pakistan 15-13, 15 -12 in a nail-biting final to clinch the title, while the men posted a 15-13, 15-12 win over Bangladesh in their final match to finish at the top of the podium. This was the first time that the Indian teams had participated in these Games, which took place from June 15 to 18. The World Games, organised by the International Sports Council (Canada), saw participation from 11 countries, competing in 42 different categories. The General Secretary of the Throwball Federation of India, Naresh Mann congratulated both the teams. “These players had worked hard to win a medal in the World Games. I hope the players will continue to illuminate the name of India,” he said. Indian mens team had earlier defeated Malaysia 15-9, 15 -10 in the semifinals and the womens side beat Malaysia 15- 10, 15-11 in the last four stage. PTI CM CM
TEAM COACH PAST RECORDS AND LAURELS Honduras were absent from the FIFA U-17 World Cup stage from 1985 to 2005. But since 2007, they have managed to regularly qualify and play their part in the mega-event and that is set to continue in the upcoming edition of the tournament in India. Los Catrachos graced the event for the first time at the 2007 U-17 World Cup in the Korea Republic but they failed to register a single win on their tournament debut. This happened again the next time out in Nigeria two years later but luck soon turned in favour of the Honduran side.They had missed out on qualification at the 2011 edition but managed a very good quarter-final finish at the 2013 edition in UAE. It took seven games for Honduras to register their first U-17 World Cup victory. Their seventh match at the global finals was against the hosts UAE in 2013, with Brayan Velasquez’s 86th-minute winner securing the historic victory.Last time out though, the Hondurans once again failed to register a win, bowing out at the group stages in Chile. They wouldn’t want to go back to how they kicked off their World Cup rally and hence will be looking to make their mark this year in India. KEY PLAYERS Carlos Mejia has undoubtedly been the stand-out player for this Honduras U-17 side in their quest for U-17 World Cup glory so far. Mejia, who is an incredibly talented striker with a rapacious eye for goal, has caught the eye of scouts around the globe with his performances in the CONCACAF U-17 Championship held in Panama. Mejia had been facing injury troubles of late but coach Jose Valladares hopes to get him back fully before the World Cup gets underway. “Carlos Mejia is improving and now we are just waiting for him to get in shape. We are preparing him little by little and I hope he can reach the World Cup in good conditions,” said the head coach. With seven goals to his name, which included a stunning hat-trick against Cuba, Mejia clinched the Golden Boot at the CONCACAF tournament that ended in May. He bettered the likes of Mexica’s Daniel Lopez and USA’s talented striker Josh Sargent on his way to clinching the acclaimed award. The talented speedster who prefers to get into goal scoring positions from wide areas has also had a trial stint with Manchester City two years ago. The FIFA U-17 World Cup in India could witness the unveiling of a potential superstar from Honduras. Follow Nisanth V Easwar on Twitter – @niktheblue94 PREPARATIONS AHEAD OF THE MEGA-EVENTThe football association of Honduras, named National Autonomous Federation of Football of Honduras, organized a friendly in which the U-17 Honduras played Costa Rica U-17 team and registered a 1-0 win on August 26.The Honduras U-17 team are all set to go on a preparatory tour to Spain on September 20 where they will play a minimum of four friendlies. The initial plan is to spend at least two weeks in Spain and play matches against the U-17 team from Spain and the reserve teams of Valencia and Levante, before travelling to India. The squad has also made a plan to travel to India on October 3, five days before their tournament kick-off against Japan on October 8.Speaking of the preparatory tour to Honduran website Diez, coach Jose Valladares said, “It is going to be a heavy load but we will give every young player an opportunity. We are not going to focus on the outcomes of the games in Spain because we have to get positive results in India.”The team is currently going through their final rounds of training before the tour and are staying in Siguatepeque, a city in the central mountains of Honduras. U17 World Cup FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: All you need to know about Honduras U-17 Nisanth V Easwar Last updated 2 years ago 19:40 12/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images U17 World Cup Honduras U17 Counting down towards the FIFA U-17 World Cup, Goal provides you with a guide to the Honduras side – achievements, top players, coach and much more. India is all set to host the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup, scheduled to kick off on 6th October. 24 countries from six confederations will be competing for one of the biggest honours in youth football with the matches being hosted in six cities across the country. In this segment, we take a look at Honduras U-17 team and guide you through their journey to the world cup, highlighting their achievements, key players, coach and much more. The Central American nation will compete in Group E alongside Japan, New Caledonia and France.INTRODUCTION Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Country: HondurasConfederation: CONCACAFNicknames: La Mini H – Sub 17, Los CatrachosCoach: Jose Valladares Jose Valladares is vastly experienced at this age level, having taken charge of Los Catrachos at two previous U-17 World Cups, in 2013 and 2015. Also on his CV is a brief stint in charge of Nicaraguan side CD Walter Ferretti, who he steered to a second place finish in the country’s top flight last year.Valladares, who is set to take his team out to the field for a youth World Cup event for the third time in his career, is not dwelling on the stories of the past and is keen to make a mark in this year’s edition of the mega-event. He hopes that his young team can compete against teams nurtured from totally different footballing cultures.”We know that the preparations and the facilities are not the same but we look forward to it. We hope to get past the group stages,” he said. ROAD TO U-17 WORLD CUPHonduras finished second behind a dominant Costa Rica, (and here’s all you need to know about Costa Rica U-17) in the Central American zone qualifiers to reach the CONCACAF U-17 Championship. At the CONCACAF U-17 Championship 2017, they were in Group A with hosts Panama, Curacao and Haiti. Although they went down 2-4 to Panama, 3-0 and 3-1 wins against Curacao and Haiti respectively granted them safe passage to the classification round.They were defeated 0-3 by the United States in their final game but a hugely impressive 7-1 victory over Cuba, with Carlos Mejia and Patrick Palacios both grabbing hat tricks, confirmed their progression to the FIFA U-17 World Cup in India.
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Phelan admits Man Utd return had him nervousby Paul Vegas5 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveMike Phelan admits returning to Manchester United had him nervous.Phelan, who was Sir Alex Ferguson’s right-hand man during three Premier League title wins, left Old Trafford six years ago following the Scot’s retirement.He said: “I never wanted to leave in the first place. I had left the club, I think we had won the league by 12 points, so I thought going back was terrific but I was really nervous on the first day I went back in because I didn’t know what to expect.“But I walked in the place and it was like I had never been away.“It was really surreal, a lot had gone on but nothing had changed and I’d never been away. I felt right at home.”
zoom Sharjah based Petrofac is to build the Petrofac JSD 6000 deepwater derrick lay vessel, a customised ULSTEIN SOC 5000 developed by Dutch design company Ulstein Sea of Solutions. The vessel will be constructed at the ZPMC yard in China and be available for construction and installation activities in early 2017.The dynamically-positioned Petrofac JSD 6000 is a unique, innovative design featuring J-Lay, S-Lay and heavy lift capabilities, allowing to serve deepwater and SURF markets as well as shallow water EPCI projects.The design features an NOV revolving main crane with 5,000 mt lifting capacity. But what makes this vessel truly unique is the combination of a 600 mt Remacut S-lay system via a centre firing line below main deck, and a 2,000 mt IHC EB J-lay system via a moonpool. This double deck configuration, a distinctive feature in Ulstein Sea of Solutions designs, allows for a large, unobstructed deck area and below deck pipe fabrication.’We are very pleased that Petrofac selected us for designing their first offshore construction vessel,’ says Edwin van Leeuwen, managing director at Ulstein Sea of Solutions. ‘We feel it is a recognition of our design capabilities for this high end market. It is the third customised version of our succesfull ULSTEIN SOC 5000 design after the ‘Seven Borealis’ and ‘Aegir’, which are both already in operation. The success of the project comes for account of the close cooperation between Petrofac’s team and our project team, managed by Sjaak Jan Jiskoot.’Ulstein Sea of Solutions specializes in the design and development of ships for the offshore drilling, construction and renewable market, fully customizing them to meet client specific operational requirements. Future market trends and end user needs are key drivers for developing and providing our designs. As world market leader in complex construction vessels we gained a solid reputation for our refreshing and innovative offshore ship designs and turning these projects into reality for our clients.Ulstein Sea of Solutions is part of the Ulstein Group, which is active in shipbuilding, design, system and mission equipment solutions for vessels servicing the offshore oil & gas industry. Since 1917, ULSTEIN has been associated with innovation and quality in design and delivery. ULSTEIN meets the demanding offshore challenges by embracing change and identifying opportunities. 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站？确定 Ulstein, January 20, 2014 Print Close My location
Burning restrictions are now in place throughout the province, until Oct. 15. The restrictions were delayed this year because of heavy snow. Starting today, April 22, burning domestic brush and campfires is not permitted any day between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. Domestic brush refers to brush on properties of homeowners, woodlot owners, farmers and other non-industrial lands. After 2 p.m., the burning of domestic brush and campfires may or may not be permitted, depending on conditions. Natural Resources Minister Zach Churchill encouraged Nova Scotians to respect the restrictions in the interest of public safety. Almost all wild fires are started by people. Restricting small, planned fires is an important safety measure. “I encourage people to please check www.novascotia.ca/burnsafe to learn when burning brush and campfires is permitted in their county,” said Mr. Churchill An online map shows when and where burning is permitted, each day, by county. The map can be viewed at www.novascotia.ca/burnsafe . The map will show green, red, or yellow in each county, to show if it is safe to burn, unsafe to burn, or safe, with certain time restrictions. The burning restriction information is also available in a recorded message by calling toll-free, 1-855-564-2876 (B-U-R-N). The map and phone message are both updated daily at 2 p.m. The map applies only to the burning of brush on domestic properties. Industrial brush burning still requires a paper permit from a Department of Natural Resources office. Campfires in proper metal appliances at provincial and private parks are permitted.
Rabat – Morocco’s Minister of Education Said Amzazi spoke about his strategy to reform Morocco’s education system and vocational training.Amzazi recognized the deficiencies in the job market, emphasizing that more than 600 engineers leave the country to look for better opportunities abroad every year.Amzazi, however, argued that brain drain is an “international phenomenon.” He added that it is the result of graduate students desire to look for more “favorable working conditions.” Read Also:Amzazi Proposes a Full Menu of Programs to Support EducationThe official said that educated people also leave because of technological transformations and the appeal of international laboratories. He acknowledged that Morocco does not provide incentives to attract educated Moroccans across the world.He noted that if Moroccan researchers return to Morocco from Europe, they start at the lowest administrative rank, an unacceptable demotion for university researchers.Amzazi emphasized the importance of creating new positions to ensure that returning Moroccans maintain their higher levels in Moroccan universities and institutes if they decide to return.Distrust and unemployment cause emigrationIn an October 2018 speech, King Mohammed VI urged the government to create more job opportunities for Moroccan youth.Regarding brain drain, the King said, “There are tempting incentives which induce some students to remain abroad after completing their studies.”A recent Gallup report showed that Morocco would lose 19 percent of its adult population and 29 percent of its 15 to 19-year-olds if migration were free.Read Also: How to Turn the Moroccan Brain Drain into a Brain GainAnother survey from Moroccan marketing agency Sunergia showed that the most common reasons that Moroccans give for emigrating are “lack of trust in the Moroccan government” and “the high unemployment rate.”A 2018 report from ReKrute showed that 91 percent of Moroccan professionals aged 35 and below are tempted to move abroad in search of better work conditions and quality of life, which includes health care and comfort.Morocco’s High Commission for Planning (HCP) said in November 2018 that theunemployment rate fell slightly from 10.6 percent to 10 percent between the third quarters of 2017 and 2018.Will vocational training solve the problem?The government now is attempting to increase employment by introducing vocational training programs under the instructions of King Mohammed VI.The monarch also ordered the government to create a committee to give specific solutions to curb youth unemployment.The minister said that his department continues to implement a strategic vision for education in training.Read Also: Official: 63% of Students with Vocational Training Find Jobs Easily“The next phase will be characterized by the implementation of major structural reform and the strengthening of human resources engagement.”After his appointment as minister of education, Amzazi announced a reform proposal for Moroccan education and vocational training centers.Amzazi also seeks to reduce the rate of school dropouts from 6 percent in rural primary schools to 1 percent by 2024-2025.The minister also promised a decrease in the rate of dropouts in secondary schools from 12 to 3 percent, in both rural and urban areas, by the 2024-2025 school year.
28 October 2008Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon arrived today in the Philippines, the first stop on a four-nation Asia tour that will also take the United Nations chief to India, Nepal and Bangladesh. Upon their arrival in Manila, Mr. and Mrs. Ban were greeted by a guard of honour and a military band, and welcomed by Foreign Secretary Alberto G. Romulo, other senior Government officials and heads of UN offices based in the Philippines. Mr. Ban will address the opening session of the second Global Forum on Migration and Development tomorrow. He will also meet with President Gloria Arroyo and other senior officials, and receive the Order of Sikatuna, the highest honour given to a non-Philippine national that is usually reserved for current or former heads of States or governments. While in the South-East Asian nation, he will also receive an honorary doctorate from the University of the Philippines.Mr. Ban is the first Secretary-General to visit the Philippines in nearly three decades. Kurt Waldheim visited in 1979 when he was the head of the world body.
TORONTO — The Toronto stock market rode through a calm session on Monday that ended relatively flat, with commodities mixed and concerns about the European economy grabbing most of the attention.Here are the closing numbersTSX — 11,757.88 -8.48 -0.07%S&P 500 — 1,385.30 -0.67 -0.05%Dow — 13,073.01 -2.65 -0.02%Nasdaq — 2,945.84 -12.25 -0.41%The S&P/TSX composite index closed down 8.48 points to 11,757.88 in low-volume trading of about 124 million shares. The TSX Venture Exchange fell 6.28 points to 1,184.36.The Canadian dollar rose 0.26 of a cent to 99.82 US cents.Traders turned their attention to data from overseas as the European Commission released a report showing that economic sentiment dipped, with pessimism growing in both the industrial and service sectors. There were sharp declines in Germany, France and Spain.The report came out the same day that Spain’s National Statistics Institute said its economy contracted for the third straight quarter.In commodities, the September crude contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange ended down 35 cents to US$89.78 a barrel.September copper moved down one cent to US$3.42 a pound.The TSX gold sector was the biggest gainer, up 0.7%, as the August gold contract rose $1.70 to close at US$1,619.70 an ounce.Anticipated efforts from Europe to calm the region’s debt crisis remain in focus as U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner meets with economic policy makers in Europe.“There’s little question that the wind behind the markets right now is on improved optimism around the potential for the EBC to do more, to put in initial policy stimulus,” said Craig Fehr, Canadian markets strategist at Edward Jones in St. Louis.“We saw that rally start late last week and it’s continuing into this week. For the first part of this week I suspect the markets will really react to any shifts in views of what will come out of the ECB’s comments this week.”On Wall Street, the Dow Jones industrials fell 2.65 points to 13,073.71. The Nasdaq composite index was down 12.25 points to 2,945.84 and the S&P 500 index slid 0.67 of a point to 1,385.30.The U.S. indexes had been creeping higher early Monday, then reversed course soon after a regional manufacturing report came in much weaker than expected. A survey of manufacturing by the Dallas branch of the Federal Reserve showed a steep drop in July.In Canada, the banking sector is in the spotlight after Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services lowered its outlook on seven Canadian banks on Friday to negative from stable.The move, which left the banks’ ratings intact but suggested they may be under some pressure in future, was made over concerns about unsustainably high home prices and consumer debt levels.The New York debt-rating firm revised its outlook downward on Royal Bank of Canada, Toronto-Dominion Bank, Bank of Nova Scotia, National Bank of Canada, Laurentian Bank of Canada, Home Capital Group Inc. and Central 1 Credit Union.However, S&P maintained stable outlooks on five other Canadian banks including Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce and Bank of Montreal.The TSX financials were down 0.13% with Bank of Montreal down 94 cents to $57.76 and Royal Bank ahead four cents to $51.75.In corporate news, TransCanada and ExxonMobil say they are conducting a public process to determine the level of customer interest in a potential new pipeline _ the Alaska Pipeline Project. Shares of TransCanada rose 84 cents to $45.69.Here’s the news investors were watching today:Best Buy founder recruits executive team for buyoutWisconsin pipeline leak fresh blow for Enbridge’s battered brandHSBC’s ‘shameful and embarrassing’ scandal to cost over $2-billionShale writedowns begin as lower prices follow record M&AON DECK TUESDAYECONOMIC NEWSU.S. Federal Reserve begins two-day monetary policy meeting CANADA8:30 a.m.Real GDP (May): Economists expect 0.2% rise from the month before, 2.6% year over year Industrial product price index (June): Economists expect decline of 0.1% Raw materials price index (June): Economists expect decline of 3% UNITED STATES8:30 a.m.Employment cost index (Q2): Economists expect 0.5% rise Personal income & consumption (June): Economists expect a 0.4% rise in income and 0.1% rise in spending 9 a.m.S&P Case-Shiller home price (May): Economists expect 0.4% rise from month before, 1.45% decline year over year 9:45 a.m.Chicago purchasing managers’ index (July): Economists expect a reading of 52.4 10 a.m.Conference Board consumer confidence index: Economists expect reading of 61.5 CORPORATE NEWSCANADAThomson Reuters Q2 earnings: Analysts expect 51¢ a share TransAlta Q2 earnings: Analysts expect 21¢ Fortis Inc Q2 earnings: Analysts expect 34¢ George Weston Q2 earnings: Analysts expect $1.01 Saputo Q1 earnings: Analysts expect 66¢ UNITED STATESGoodyear Tire & Rubber Q2 earnings: Analysts expect 45¢ Pfizer Q2 earnings: Analysts expect 54¢ United States Steel Corp Q2 earnings: Analysts expect 47¢ Tyco INTL Q3 earnings: Analysts expect 93¢ Pioneer Natural Resources Co Q2 earnings: Analysts expect $1.15 Electronic Arts Q1 earnings: Analysts expect a loss of 42¢ Marathon Petroleum Corp Q2 earnings: Analysts expect $2.50 The Allstate Corp. Q2 earnings: Analysts expect 84¢
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Most actively traded companies on the TSX, TSX Venture Exchange markets TORONTO – Some of the most active companies traded Tuesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (11,451.78, up 171.15 points):Manulife Financial Corp. (TSX:MFC). Insurer. Up 30 cents, or 2.73 per cent, at $11.29 on 5,295,810 shares.Ithaca Energy Inc. (TSX:IAE). Oil and gas. Up 49 cents, or 21.68 per cent, at $2.75 on 4,595,491 shares.IAMGOLD Corp. (TSX:IMG). Miner. Up one cent, or 0.1 per cent, at $9.95 on 4,379,550 shares.Eldorado Gold Corp. (TSX:ELD). Miner. Up 19 cents, or 1.71 per cent, at $11.31 on 4,292,309 shares.Talisman Energy Inc. (TSX:TLM). Oil and gas. Up two cents, or 0.2 per cent, at $10.70 on 3,960,411 shares.Neo Material Technologies Inc. (TSX:NEM). Rare earth. Up 13 cents, or 1.28 per cent, at $10.32 on 3,911,316 shares.TSX Venture Exchange (1,246.75, up 18.87 points):J.A.G. Ltd. (TSXV:JML). Miner. Unchanged at eight cents on 4,632,000 shares.Groundstar Resources Ltd. (TSXV:GSA). Oil and gas. Unchanged at two cents on 4,512,500 shares.Companies reporting major news:Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. (TSX:ATD.B). Convenience chain. Down $2.37, or 5.72 per cent, at $39.04 on 1,413,306 shares. Canada’s largest operator of convenience stores says it is disappointed by shareholder response to a takeover proposal under which it plans to expand into northern Europe. The company said minority shareholders of Statoil Fuel & Retail have been slow to tender their stock to its friendly takeover offer.SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. (TSX:SNC). Engineering. Up 10 cents, or 0.27 per cent, at $36.49 on 1,109,604 shares. SNC has received the green light to proceed with a Panama mining contract worth about US$355 million in fees. The overall cost of the Cobre Panama copper project will be about US$6.2 billion, including US$3.2 billion of infrastructure to be overseen by the SNC joint venture group. by The Canadian Press Posted May 22, 2012 5:26 pm MDT
Southcott says people seem to like the shop’s special creations.“From what I’m told we’re doing something in Calgary that’s not being done right now, so even our regular items which are our award winning artisan bonbons, they attract a lot of attention so the eggs are just another evolution we decided on, you know we stick to seasonal themes.”Southcott adds, the shop has been preparing since Valentine’s Day and had a tough time keeping up with the high demand of the eggs which are now completely sold out.The Chocolate Lab has been open for about a year and is located in Chinatown’s Heritage Block at 202D at Centre St. S.E. Calgary’s Chocolate Lab celebrates big business during Easter season The Chocolate Lab in Calgary has had a very successful first Easter. Chocolatier and co-owner Dallas Southcott says its designer Easter eggs got a lot of attention.“Each of these eggs are one of a kind, everyone is different and my staff and I are creating a really visual fantasy for Easter and each of these eggs are filled with truffles and caramels and they’re kind of a little bit of a surprise egg where you can crack open and get stuff inside,” he said. by kendrafowler Posted Apr 15, 2017 3:27 pm MDT Last Updated Apr 15, 2017 at 3:28 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Instagram: @the_chocolatelab
‘Vanessa & my children are safe’: Trump Jr’s wife unhurt after opening letter containing white powder The New York Fire Department said it treated three patients who were then taken to a hospital for evaluation. Source: Vanessa Trump/Twitter Tuesday 13 Feb 2018, 9:30 AM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 16,832 Views 73 Comments Feb 13th 2018, 9:30 AM File photo of Vanessa Trump. Thankful that Vanessa & my children are safe and unharmed after the incredibly scary situation that occurred this morning. Truly disgusting that certain individuals choose to express their opposing views with such disturbing behavior.— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) February 12, 2018 By Associated Press https://jrnl.ie/3849245 Source: Donald Trump Jr./Twitter File photo of Vanessa Trump. Image: Win McNamee/Pool Photo via AP, File Share66 Tweet Email1 The Trump family has had to deal with a number of similar scares.In March 2016, police detectives and FBI agents investigated a threatening letter sent to the Manhattan apartment of Donald Trump Jr’s brother, Eric, that also contained a white powder that turned out to be harmless.Envelopes containing white powder were also sent to Trump Tower, which served as Trump’s campaign headquarters, twice in 2016.Hoax attacks using white powder play on fears that date to 2001, when letters containing deadly anthrax were mailed to news organisations and the offices of two U.S. senators. Those letters killed five people.Read: Donald Trump Jr’s wife hospitalised after opening letter containing white powderRead: ‘Stunningly brazen’: Trump criticised for refusing to release Democrat memo on Russia probe Image: Win McNamee/Pool Photo via AP, File DONALD TRUMP JR’S wife was taken to a New York City hospital last night as a precaution after she opened an envelope addressed to her husband that contained an unidentified white powder, though police later said the substance wasn’t dangerous, authorities said.The frightening episode happened after 10 am when Trump, 40, opened the letter addressed to the president’s son at her mother’s midtown Manhattan apartment, investigators said.She called 911 and said she was coughing and felt nauseous, police said.“Thankful that Vanessa & my children are safe and unharmed after the incredibly scary situation that occurred this morning,” Donald Trump Jr. wrote on Twitter.“Truly disgusting that certain individuals choose to express their opposing views with such disturbing behavior.” Short URL The New York Fire Department said it treated three patients who were then taken to a hospital for evaluation.Police said the envelope contained a letter but provided no other details.Detectives from the New York Police Department’s intelligence division and Secret Service agents were investigating.Secret Service Special Agent Jeffrey Adams said in a statement that agents were investigating “a suspicious package addressed to one of our protectees” in New York but said he couldn’t comment further.Vanessa Trump, a former model, and Donald Trump Jr have five children, none of whom were home at the time of the incident.White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said yesterday that the president spoke by phone to Vanessa Trump about the incident.Thankful tweetLater, the Republican president’s daughter-in-law posted a tweet thanking New York’s police and fire departments, the FBI and the Secret Service for their help.“I appreciate all the quick response to make sure that I was safe! Thank you,” she wrote. Thank you so much for all the help today in NYC! I appreciate all the quick response to make sure that I was safe ! Thank you @FDNY @SecretService @NYPDnews @NYPDCT @NewYorkFBI— Vanessa Trump (@MrsVanessaTrump) February 13, 2018
Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram After 11 weeks of strike action that has crippled the higher education sector and left thousands of students in limbo, the government and university authorities appeared to be edging toward a compromise over a dispute regarding the number of administrative staff being put in a mobility scheme of forced transfers and layoffs.A series of meetings between Education Minister Constantinos Arvanitopoulos and university rectors resulted on Monday in an agreement between the two sides that will see significantly fewer employees entering the scheme, Kathimerini understands.The ministry agreed to scale back its original demand for 1,349 employees for the scheme to 1,160. Of the 1,160 employees, a total of 650 will be relocated to posts at other universities. Meanwhile an additional 290 workers, who were found not to have submitted their official papers to authorities conducting an evaluation of university staff, are to be added to the 1,160 in the mobility scheme pool.Despite the clear progress in bridging the gulf between the two sides, the deadlock had not been entirely overcome late on Monday.The senate of Athens University welcomed the ministry’s concessions, describing them as “positive” and “a significant and responsible step toward reopening universities.” But the senate of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) retained a hardline stance, calling for the abolition of the mobility plan and the launch of dialogue between the two sides.It was unclear what impact Monday’s developments would have on administrative workers who are on Tuesday to continue a 48-hour strike launched the day before.It was also unclear what the troika would make of the ministry’s concessions to university staff.As for the prospects of thousands of students who have been unable to attend lessons due to the protracted action by workers, Arvanitopoulos said he would “take all the necessary measures” to make sure that the first semester is not lost.Source: Kathimerini
Le robot SeaExplorer a disparu en merDepuis le 6 juillet dernier, le robot sous-marin baptisé SeaExplorer et lancé en mer Méditerranée ne donne plus signe de vie. L’engin conçu par la société ACSA devait récolter des données pour mieux comprendre l’impact des changements environnementaux sur les océans.A peine commencée, la mission a déjà tourné court pour SeaExplorer. C’est ce qu’a annoncé la semaine dernière Hervé Claustre, le directeur de recherche à l’Observatoire Océanologique de Villefranche-sur-mer. En effet, il semblerait que le robot sous-marin déployé le 6 juillet dernier dans la baie de cette ville en mer Méditerranée ait d’ores et déjà disparu. D’après les informations communiquées, le robot était normalement censé refaire surface toutes les deux heures. Mais le lendemain de son lancement, il n’a plus pointer le bout de son nez, ne donnant plus aucun signe de vie. “On a perdu sa trace vendredi”, a confirmé à l’AFP le directeur pour qui tout est envisageable. Selon lui, le drone a très bien pu percuter un ferry, s’emmêler dans des filets de pêche ou tout simplement être victime d’une défaillance technique, qui aurait alors provoqué un problème de communication. Aidé par les chercheurs du CNRS qui expérimentaient le robot, le concepteur du SeaExplorer, ACSA a mis en place une cellule de crise, tandis que la préfecture maritime a été alertée de la disparition. Mais depuis 10 jours, les recherches restent infructueuses. Néanmoins, malgré l’inquiétude, les équipes d’ACSA demeurent optimistes. “Le planeur devrait réapparaître en surface à la fin de sa mission”, estime ainsi Patrice Pla, l’un des responsables de la société cité par Sciences et avenir. Au vue de la mission initiale et de l’autonomie de l’engin, ceci le ferait donc remonter vers la mi-août. Une hypothèse probable dans la mesure où SeaExplorer n’a pas véritablement besoin de remonter à la surface, cela lui permet juste de communiquer avec ceux qui le surveillent. Un robot qui remontera tout seul une fois la mission finie ? À lire aussiPourquoi l’eau des océans est-elle salée ?De plus, le robot ne peut normalement pas descendre sous la barre des 700 mètres de profondeur grâce à un dispositif électronique qui l’en empêche. “Le planeur est équipé d’un lest qu’il peut relâcher pour remonter quand son système de navigation détecte une position trop basse”, détaille encore Patrice Pla. Ceci devrait donc lui permettre de finir par remonter à la surface, à supposer qu’il ne soit pas bloqué quelque part… Développé dans le cadre d’un partenariat entre organismes scientifiques et industriels français de la région PACA, SeaExplorer était censé récolter des données en mer et effectuer diverses mesures comme la température, la salinité, la concentration en produits chimiques ou encore celle en phytoplancton. Pour cela, l’engin de deux mètres de long pour 70 kg, avec un coût avoisinant 100.000 euros, devait faire des allers-retours jusqu’à 50 km des côtes et donc régulièrement remonter en surface.Grâce à son antenne, il pouvait alors envoyer les informations recueillies et utilisées par les scientifiques pour mieux comprendre le fonctionnement des océans et étudier l’impact des changements environnementaux sur ce milieu.Le 17 juillet 2012 à 13:29 • Maxime Lambert
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, March 5, 2018 – Providenciales – The Department of Environment and Coastal Resources (DECR) would like to remind the public that fishing within a National Park is illegal. Persons caught doing so will face the full extent of the law. This is in accordance with the National Parks Ordinance, Ordinance 11 of 1975, as amended.According to Regulation 3, subsections (1), (2), (3) and (4) the following activities are prohibited within all National Parks, Nature Reserves, Sanctuaries or Areas of Historical Interest:The taking of any animal or plant by any method on land or at sea, except to the extent permitted in any fishing zone;The destruction of, or damage or injury to, any animal or plant; Any persons caught contravening these regulations are committing an offense and is liable, on summary of conviction, to a fine of up to $50,000.00 or a term of imprisonment of 12 months, or both.The DECR would like to encourage the public to be familiarize themselves with the National Parks / Nature Reserve / Sanctuary / Historical Area boundaries. This information is available in the National Parks Ordinance, which can be found on the DECR’s webpage: http://www.gov.tc/dema . Should you notice illegal activity within the boundaries of these Protected Areas, please contact the Department email@example.com, or 338-4164.Release: TCIG Related Items:
Dan Cohen AUTHOR Contamination of drinking water supplies serving military bases and their host communities by a class of chemicals associated with the past use of firefighting foam likely is more widespread — affecting more drinking water systems and people — than previously believed, according to a new analysis by ProPublica. DOD relied on a testing method which could detect PFOS and PFOA — along with 12 other PFAS chemicals — but was not capable of detecting the presence of dozens of other PFAS compounds, the independent, nonprofit news organization found. And because Congress only requested data for contamination by PFOS and PFOA, the department only reported the results for those two chemicals and not the other 12 compounds its testing identified. “If you were going to spend $200 million testing DOD sites across the country, wouldn’t you want to test for all of the chemicals you know you used?” asked Jane Williams, executive director of California Communities Against Toxics.After retesting water samples at several defense sites using the most advanced testing available, an environmental researcher at Oregon State University who receives DOD funding found that many lesser known PFAS compounds were nearly uniformly present. At one site, for example, where PFOS was detected at 78,000 parts per trillion, an obscure PFAS compound was present at nearly three times that concentration, according to Jennifer Field, a professor of environmental and molecular toxicology. “You’re starting to get this idea that more complex chemistry was used at these sites than was picked up in the tests, and that’s kind of the punchline,” she said.In its March 2018 report to Congress, the Pentagon said drinking water systems at 36 installations recorded elevated levels of PFOS and PFOA, while 90 installations showed elevated levels of the contaminants following groundwater testing at on- and off-base locations. A DOD spokeswoman told ProPublica its testing methods were the best available and said it is difficult to fully assess risks from PFAS because the Environmental Protection Agency has not regulated that class of chemicals. The department’s research group has a program under way aimed at enhancing the test methods and detecting more PFAS compounds, she added, but indicated no alternatives were ready for use.Air Force photo by Grace Nichols