3 Dec

Amit Shah to visit Tripura

first_imgTriumph in recently held assembly elections including that of Manipur boosted the BJP’s central leadership to give a push to party organisation in Tripura. Assembly election in the left bastion state is due in early 2018. BJP’s national president Amit Shah would arrive in the state on May 7 on a two day visit to oversee organisation activities in the state. Party’s state Prabhari Sunil Deodhar detailed Shah’s tour schedule to newsmen on Tuesday. Mr. Deodhar announced the party leadership attaches importance to Tripura and Meghalaya states to wrest power from CPI(M) and Congress respectively.  BJP has been in power Assam, Manipur and Arunachal Prsadesh, running a coalition in Nagaland while Tripura, Mizoram and Meghalaya stand outside of its victory map.  He however said a final itinerary on visit of Amit Shah would be announced after a consultation between party offices of Delhi and Agartala. MR. Sunil Deodhar is leaving for Delhi on Wednesday to hold talks with central leaders.last_img read more

2 Dec

Former Indian Expat Couple, Daughter Die In Horrific Crash Back Home

first_imgFriends and former colleagues in the UAE are in shock after three members of the family of a former Indian expat perished in a horrific accident in India on Friday.Avinash Angre, who was the production manager of a paint company in Rashidiya for 30 years, his wife Chitra, 59, a former Hindi teacher in Sharjah, and their younger daughter Nikita, 26, died in a freak accident on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway.Read it at Gulf News Related Itemslast_img

28 Nov

Tim Hague, UFC fighter turned boxer, dies at 33

first_imgWhat ‘missteps’? Tim Hague. APEDMONTON, Alberta — Tim Hague, the former UFC fighter known as “The Thrashing Machine,” died Sunday, two days after he was critically injured when he was knocked out in a boxing match against former Edmonton Eskimos defensive end Adam Braidwood.Hague’s sister, Jackie Neil, announced the death in a family statement.ADVERTISEMENT World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage MOST READ LATEST STORIES Paul George informs Pacers he will leave in 2018 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ 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 “It is with incredible sadness, sorrow and heartbreak to report that Tim has passed away today,” the statement said. “He was surrounded by family, listening to his favorite songs. We will miss him with so greatly.”The match Friday night at the Shaw Conference Centre was promoted by KO Boxing.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe 33-year-old Hague, who grew up on a farm in Boyle, Alberta, was a heavyweight trained in jiu-jitsu. He was 21-13 as an MMA fighter before switching to boxing last summer. View commentslast_img read more

28 Nov

Stags battle Bombers minus star

first_imgLATEST STORIES The Stags take on the Jose Rizal U Bombers with Calisaan serving a one-game suspension in the 4 p.m. match they’re hosting at San Sebastian Gym in Mendiola, Manila.“The only way we can win without Michael is if we step up as a team—not just one, two or three players,” said San Sebastian coach Egay Macaraya.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 openingCalisaan leads the Stags in scoring and rebounding with averages of 16.5 points—also the fifth best in the league—and nine rebounds.The do-it-all forward got slapped with an automatic suspension after getting ejected during the Stags’ 75-73 escape over the Emilio Aguinaldo Generals last Friday. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ San Sebastian tries to make its way inside the top four but the Stags have to do it minus main man Michael Calisaan in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament Thursday.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games: PH beats Malaysia on penalties, takes shot at ice hockey gold Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul View comments Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR MOST READ Both the Bombers (4-3) and the Stags (4-4) are bunched in the middle behind idle Lyceum (8-0), San Beda (7-1) and Letran (5-4).Jose Rizal coach Vergel Meneses hopes his Bombers pounce on the Stags’ disadvantage as visiting teams also hold a winning record in the NCAA on Tour games. —JASMINE W. PAYOSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo 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 Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

27 Nov

Kevin Durant returns, and Warriors off to quick start in Game 5

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. The early trouble spot for the Warriors is Klay Thompson’s foul situation — he picked up quick two personals.Durant’s return to the Golden State Warriors’ starting lineup sent DeMarcus Cousins to the backup unit.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics Trump attends World Series baseball game in Washington DC PLAY LIST 01:04Trump attends World Series baseball game in Washington DC03:12Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday01:43Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals?02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess He’s back: Warriors say Kevin Durant will play Game 5 It was the “Hamptons 5” to start Game 5 for the defending champions.The Warriors started Game 5 of the NBA Finals with Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson at guard, with Durant, Draymond Green and Andre Iguodala in the frontcourt. LATEST STORIES Golden State has gone 3-2 in these playoffs when starting that lineup.Toronto enters the night leading the series 3-1 and seeking its first NBA title. The Raptors usual lineup has started Game 5: Kyle Lowry and Danny Green at guard, Kawhi Leonard and Pascal Siakam at forward and Marc Gasol at center.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue MOST READcenter_img Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) warms up before Game 5 of the NBA Finals against the Toronto Raptors in Toronto, Monday, June 10, 2019. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)Kevin Durant is back, and the Golden State Warriors couldn’t miss to open Game 5 of the NBA Finals.The Warriors were 5 for 5 from 3-point range in the first 5 minutes to build a quick early lead over the Toronto Raptors. Durant made his first two shots, both from beyond the arc.ADVERTISEMENT ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP View comments Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anewlast_img read more

18 Nov

Burnley flying after win at Southampton, boost for Bournemouth

first_imgBurnley’s remarkable start to the season continued as they moved level on points with Premier League champions Chelsea thanks to a 1-0 victory at Southampton on Saturday.Sam Vokes pounced late on for Sean Dyche’s side to move them into sixth spot with 19 points — the same as Chelsea, who host Manchester United on Sunday, and Arsenal.Burnley have already won three league matches on the road this season compared to one in the whole of last season.”I am delighted to be where we are but there are a lot of challenges coming our way and the group know we will have to work hard for every point we get,” Dyche, who has been linked with the vacant Everton manager’s job, told the BBC.”We still have to fight for every chance we get but we are willing to do the graft.”Liverpool can move back above Burnley into sixth place with victory at West Ham United in the late kickoff.Bournemouth grabbed a last-gasp winner at Newcastle United to move out of the bottom three, above Swansea City who slumped to a home defeat by Brighton and Hove Albion.Steve Cook sealed Bournemouth’s 1-0 win with a 90th-minute header while Brighton’s 1-0 win in south Wales came courtesy of Glenn Murray’s first-half shot.Swansea have lost three in a row in the Premier League and were booed off at the end as they fell to 18th place with eight points from their opening 11 matches.Huddersfield Town beat struggling West Bromwich Albion 1-0 at home to stay safely in mid-table — Dutchman Rajiv van La Parra deciding it with a curling shot just before halftime.advertisementThe hosts hung on in the second half after having defender Christopher Schindler sent off in the 57th minute.West Brom are without a win in nine Premier League games and, after an impressive opening to the season, are only two points above the relegation zone.Saturday’s early kickoff produced as many goals as the 1500 GMT kickoffs combined with substitute Peter Crouch ensuring a 2-2 draw for Stoke City at home to Leicester City.Vicente Iborra opened the scoring with his first goal for Leicester before Xherdan Shaqiri levelled.Riyad Mahrez’s fine finish restored Leicester’s lead but Crouch headed in Shaqiri’s cross for the draw.last_img read more

17 Nov

Cable operators in Srinagar distt asked to block unpermitted Pak, Saudi channels

first_imgSrinagar, Jul 18 (PTI) The Jammu and Kashmir home department has warned cable operators here of action for failing to block over 30 “unpermitted” channels including many aired from Pakistan and Saudi Arabia. In an order issued by the additional district magistrate, Srinagar, cable operators were directed to immediately stop telecasting or transmitting such channels. “JK government, home department, vide Ps/home/2018-60 dated July 2, 2018, has reported that you are telecasting and transmitting unpermitted/banned private satellite channels within the jurisdiction of district Srinagar, the order said. The order said it was necessary in larger public interest and for the maintenance of peace and tranquillity to prohibit cable operators from transmitting TV channels not permitted by the Union ministry of information and broadcasting. Now, therefore, in an exercise of powers conferred by section 19 of Cable Television Networks (Regulation) Act 1995 you are hereby directed to immediately stop telecasting/transmitting non-permitted TV channels/ banned private satellite channels within period of three days, the order read. Cable operators were asked to furnish a notarised affidavit for the same and warned of action in case they fail to do so. The channels which are learnt to have been barred are: Peace TV (Urdu and English), ARY QTV, Madni Channel, Noor TV, Hadi TV, Paigam, Hidayat, Saudi Al-Sunnah Al-Nabawiyah, Saudi-Al-Quran Al-Karim, Sehar, Karbala TV, Ahli-biat TV, Message TV, Hum TV, ARY Digital Asia, Hum Sitaray, ARY Zindagi, PTV Sports, ARY Musik, TV One, ARY Masala, ARY Zauq, A TV, Geo News, ARY News Asia, Abb Takk News, Waseb TV, 92 News, Duniya News, Samna News, Geo Tez, Express News and ARY News.advertisement In May last year, the government had asked all the deputy commissioners of the state to take action against the transmission of 34 non-permitted TV channels, including Pakistani and Saudi Arabian channels, saying they had the potential to incite violence and create law and order situations in the Valley. PTI SSB ADSADSlast_img read more

26 Oct

ESPN’s New W-L Predictions For Country’s Top 25 Teams

first_imgHead coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide and head coach Dabo Swinney of the Clemson Tigers.NEW ORLEANS, LA – JANUARY 01: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide and head coach Dabo Swinney of the Clemson Tigers greet after the AllState Sugar Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 1, 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)With one week in the books, ESPN’s FPI has updated its predictions for the rest of the 2018 season. The updates were released earlier today.One of the categories in the FPI is win-loss projections. These change on a weekly basis.You can see the full win-loss rankings here.The top 25 is below. Note, these are not the official AP or Coaches Poll Top 25 rankings.Alabama: 11.3 – 1.4Clemson: 11.3 – 1.6Ohio State: 10.7 – 1.9Oklahoma: 11.2 – 1.6Notre Dame: 10.3 – 1.7Washington: 9.8 – 2.8Georgia: 10.3 – 2.3Auburn: 9.5 – 2.7Michigan: 8.1 – 4.0Stanford: 8.7 – 3.5Wisconsin: 9.5 – 3.0Penn State: 9.1 – 3.1Michigan State: 8.9 – 3.2Mississippi State: 8.4 – 3.7Texas A&M: 7.4 – 4.7Florida: 8.6 – 3.6LSU: 7.3 – 4.7USC: 8.3 – 4.3Oregon: 8.6 – 3.5Virginia Tech: 9.0 – 3.4Miami (Fla.): 7.9 – 4.4Oklahoma State: 8.6 – 3.8Iowa: 8.5 – 3.8Boise State: 10.5 – 2.3Boston College: 8.0 – 4.1ESPN’s FPI can be found here.last_img read more

24 Oct

Our Guide to the Best Light Wash Denim for Spring

first_img Getting to Know the Lithuanian Beer Scene So, spring’s here on your calendar and in the air. Sure, you might be set with some sturdy dark denim or a great pair of spring dress shoes, but what about those times that call for something more casual? Patio drinks, a relaxed Friday at the office, some laidback travel — those sorts of times. Light wash denim is a welcome style swerve after months of throwing on heavy winter layers, and it lines up perfectly with the warmer climes and breezy vibe of spring. The right pair of light wash jeans changes things up visually from inky blue selvedge, yet you get nearly all the versatility of that same, darker style. Paired with sneakers, loafers or suede wingtips, they just …work. Our five key picks for the best light wash denim to buy now are below, all of which should set you up comfortably for the coming season.Mott and Bow Slim Ludlow Denim ($108)Mott and Bow has shot to prominence over the last year or so for straightforward releases, an easy-to-use online ordering system, and some seriously comfortable jeans. Built with two percent elastane for just the right amount of stretch, the Ludlow is reasonably priced compared to higher-tier designers, and the color is just what you should be looking for this spring.JackThreads Skinny Stretch Denim ($59)Not to be outdone, JackThreads is hanging near the front of any conversation on menswear in the digital age, namely for how it launched its menswear line last fall. It’s packed full of essentials, like these retro-minded, super light jeans that should hopefully pack in a ton of quality for the price. Heck, you could buy two if you felt so inclined.Bonobos Summer Weight Jean ($128)Bonobos has turned its attention away from chinos to denim (OK, they still make those chinos). But they’ve approached summer-weight denim with an eye for detail and quality — hence the higher price point. Plus, the brand knows how to engineer solid fits while adding in a good amount of stretch (10 percent elastane in this pair). That makes ‘em worth the investment.J. Crew 484 Jean ($125)Although the retailer has had its share of struggles over the years, there are certain items that it pays to grab from the brand — like its reliably well-fitting, well-made denim. The 484 fit is the slimmest cut the brand offers, but the J. Crew 770 Jean is made for those who need more leg room (don’t skip leg days, fellas). Grab them on sale if you can, and you’re getting a nice bargain.Mott and Bow Baxter Slim Denim  in Medium Blue ($108)If you’re hesitant to veer into full-on light wash territory, Mott and Bow again offers a go-between option that still packs a punch in terms of a nice fit and quality for the price. The Slim fit is tailored but not rock star-skinny, and the wash strikes that happy medium between inky selvedge and a completely faded pair. On the fence about light wash denim? These are the style to pick up. The World’s 12 Most Grueling and Insane Endurance Races All the New Whiskies You Need to Drink This Fall The Dive Motel Brings Legit 70s-Era Swagger to Nashville Editors’ Recommendations The Future of Jeans is Here with these Alternative Fabrics to Cotton Denim last_img read more

24 Oct

MSME/Entrepreneurship Policy to be tabled by June

first_imgThe proposed Micro, Small and Medium Sized Enterprise (MSME)/ Entrepreneurship Policy, is expected to be tabled in Parliament by June. Industry, Investment and Commerce Minister, Hon. Anthony Hylton, whose Ministry is piloting the policy’s formulation, says in light of the 2013/14 Budget Debate, slated to get underway on April 18, and continue into May, it is unlikely that there will be adequate time on the Parliament’s schedule to accommodate the matter during that period. “We expect that we should be able to table the Green Paper by the end of May (into) early June,” he informed. The Minister was addressing the MSME Alliance public forum on the theme: ‘MSMEs Waiting to Exhale’, at the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) auditorium, Trafalgar Road, St. Andrew, on April 11. Mr. Hylton said the policy represents a comprehensive effort by the government to “buttress” the MSME through interventions aimed at removing barriers to the sector’s growth and development, and enhancing its contribution to job creation. He informed that the framework entails formulation of a vision for the MSME sector, an analysis of the challenges stakeholders encounter, and recommended strategies to effectively address them. The Minister pointed out that the policy’s provisions represent the first such intervention to provide a “co-ordinated, coherent and targeted” framework of support for MSMEs. He explained that the policy’s framework was established through extensive consultations which the Ministry had with a wide cross-section of key stakeholders, resulting in the formulation of a 14th draft, based on revisions recommended. “I believe it is fair to say that after14 drafts, we would have captured quite a bit (of what needs to be revised). This has been a highly consulted document, as it should be, given the scale and scope of the activity we are addressing,” the Minister said. Mr. Hylton advised that the policy will go back to Parliament’s Economic Development Committee, which is expected to meet following the Budget Debate’s conclusion, for further deliberations. “We expect that the changes that were recommended, which have been put in place, will allow for easier passage in Parliament,” the Minister said. By Douglas McIntoshlast_img read more

22 Oct

La Conférence pour la création en NouvelleÉcosse aura lieu à Halifax en

first_imgLes membres de la communauté des arts et de la culture sont invités à la troisième Conférence et remise des prix pour la création en Nouvelle-Écosse, qui aura lieu à Halifax le samedi 1er novembre. Paul Gallant, président du Conseil de partenariat des arts et de la culture de la Nouvelle-Écosse, a annoncé aujourd’hui 24 juin que le gala de remise des prix aura lieu à Pier 21 et que la conférence aura lieu au Delta Halifax. « Nous sommes ravis d’accueillir la conférence à Halifax cette année, » a dit M. Gallant. « Comme centre d’activités culturelles dans la province, Halifax incarne tout ce que le secteur des arts et de la culture a à offrir, dans un environnement dynamique et éclectique. » La conférence constitue une excellente possibilité d’apprentissage et de réseautage, alors que le gala de remise des prix encourage et célèbre la poursuite de l’excellence par les artistes de la Nouvelle-Écosse. Elle a eu lieu pour la première fois en 2006 au Centre deCoste de Pictou. L’année dernière, elle a eu lieu au Membertou Trade and Convention Centre. Cette année, la remise des prix inclura la présentation du Prix Portia White et du Prix Grand-Pré, ainsi que le Prix communautaire de reconnaissance des arts et de la culture et le Prix de mérite pour un artiste établi. Des renseignements supplémentaires sur la troisième Conférence et remise des prix pour la création en Nouvelle-Écosse seront disponibles au cours des prochains mois. Le Conseil de partenariat des arts et de la culture de la Nouvelle-Écosse, en consultation avec le secteur des arts et de la culture, offre des conseils et des recommandations qui guideront le ministère du Tourisme, de la Culture et du Patrimoine en ce qui a trait à ses investissements dans les artistes, les industries culturelles et les activités culturelles de la Nouvelle-Écosse.last_img read more

8 Oct

Markets update

On the markets at 9:50 a.m. (ET):In Toronto, the S&P/TSX composite index was down 21.16 points to 15,098.75.The Dow Jones industrial average was up 10.55 points to 22,004.26.The Standard & Poor’s 500 index was down 0.48 of a point to 2,465.36.The Nasdaq composite index was down 7.81 points to 6,332.42.The Canadian dollar was trading at 78.43 cents US, down from Monday’s average price of 78.71 cents US.

8 Oct

CIABOC commences investigation into attempted bribery of MPs

Obeyesekere added, “we hope that upon the conclusion of this investigation, those who sought to bribe MPs will be held to account and that anybody attempting to do so in the future is mindful of the consequences”. TISL Executive Director Asoka Obeyesekere said, “there are 3 key points to flag from the recorded conversations. One is the offer of 500 million rupees (50 crores) to crossover. Secondly, the offer to pay the amount in US dollars and thirdly, the willingness to carry out the transaction in Anamaduwa.” Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) provided a detailed statement to the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption (CIABOC) today, pursuant to a complaint filed by TISL on 5 November, relating to allegations of attempts to bribe MPs.In the statement provided today, TISL officials highlighted to CIABOC investigators that the contents of telephone conversation recordings shared with the media recently by Palitha Range Bandara MP, clearly indicate an offence under Section 14 of the Bribery Act. The offence of bribing a member of parliament carries a prescribed prison term of up to 7 years under the provisions of the Bribery Act. CIABOC officials confirmed to TISL today that an investigation has been initiated into the complaint and that statements would be obtained from the relevant parties. read more

6 Oct

Annan nominates international judges for Cambodias Khmer Rouge trial

In a letter to Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday, Mr. Annan recommends 12 legal experts, including seven nominees for international judges, to serve in the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia for the Prosecution of Crimes Committed During the Period of Democratic Kampuchea.A 2003 agreement between the UN and Cambodia’s Government provides for a Trial Chamber, composed of three Cambodian judges and two international judges, and a Supreme Court Chamber, composed of four Cambodian judges and three international judges. It also called on the Secretary-General to provide a list of not less than seven nominees.The agreement provides that these five international judges will be appointed by the Supreme Council of the Magistracy of Cambodia, and in yesterday’s letter Mr. Annan now requested Cambodia’s Prime Minister to transmit his nominations to that Council.Under an agreement signed by the UN and Cambodia, the trial court and a Supreme Court within the Cambodian legal system will investigate those most responsible for crimes and serious violations of Cambodian and international law between 17 April 1975 and 6 January 1979.The three-year budget for the trials is about $56.3 million, of which $43 million is to be paid by the UN and $13.3 million by the Government of Cambodia.At last year’s pledging conference to support the UN assistance to the trials, Mr. Annan said that the crimes committed under the Khmer Rouge rule “were of a character and scale that it was still almost impossible to comprehend,” adding that “the victims of those horrific crimes had waited too long for justice.” read more

4 Oct

Stocks open higher following strong US economic growth figures

Stocks open higher following strong US economic growth figures by The Associated Press Posted Nov 25, 2014 7:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NEW YORK, N.Y. – U.S. stocks are opening higher after news that the U.S. economy grew at a solid 3.9 per cent annual rate in the July-September quarter.The rate of growth reported by the government early Tuesday was even faster than first estimated. The expansion gave the U.S. its strongest six months of growth in more than a decade.The Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose three points, or 0.2 per cent, to 2,072 as of 9:35 a.m. Eastern time Tuesday.The Dow Jones industrial average rose 26 points, or 0.2 per cent, to 17,845. The Nasdaq composite rose 12 points, or 0.3 per cent, to 4,767.Pall, a supplier of filtration technology, jumped 3 per cent after its earnings beat analysts’ estimates.Bond prices rose slightly. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note fell to 2.30 per cent. read more

3 Oct

Toshiba chairman resigns over huge nuclear business loss

TOKYO – Toshiba Corp.’s chairman resigned Tuesday after the company logged such massive losses in its nuclear business that it must sell its lucrative computer-chip business to avoid going belly-up.The company projected a 712.5 billion yen ($6.3 billion) loss for its nuclear business related to the acquisition of CB&I Stone & Webster by its U.S. nuclear unit Westinghouse. The company also said it will not take on new projects to construct nuclear plants.President Satoshi Tsunakawa said the company also was looking for potential partners to acquire a stake in Westinghouse.He bowed deeply at a news conference to apologize for “troubling investors and stakeholders.”Earlier Tuesday, Toshiba delayed reporting its official financial results by a month, citing auditing problems. That sent Toshiba stock tumbling 8 per cent in Tokyo trading.After the market closed, it released unaudited numbers, warning they may change “by a wide margin.”The company said Shigenori Shiga, the chairman, will step down from the board, effective Wednesday, but stay on as a Toshiba executive.Toshiba said its net worth was in the negative, at minus 191 billion yen ($1.7 billion) by the end of last year. The company hopes to fix that by the end of March by selling its flash-memory business and other assets.In a stunning acknowledgement, Tsunakawa told reporters the company viewed its move into the nuclear sector by acquiring Westinghouse in 2006 as a misstep that led to its present woes.Westinghouse’s purchase in 2015 of CB&I Stone & Webster, a nuclear construction and services business, was aimed at winning more business in decontamination, decommissioning and plant projects. But it just amplified that problem.Auditors questioned Toshiba’s latest reporting on the acquisition of CB&I Stone & Webster after a whistleblower, an employee at Westinghouse, wrote a letter to the Westinghouse president.The company said it will reorganize its nuclear business to be directly under Tsunakawa for stricter monitoring.It will also focus on reactor maintenance, the nuclear fuel business and decommissioning of the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan, where reactors went into multiple meltdowns after the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami.Efficiency moves expected at CB&I Stone & Webster never played out, resulting in a huge overvaluation of the company’s worth that led to the huge losses. Toshiba denied it had purposely covered up the problems.In its preliminary results, Toshiba said it anticipates a group net loss of 500 billion yen ($4.4 billion) for April-December of last year, including the 712.5 billion yen hit from its nuclear business.The company is forecasting a group net loss of 390 billion yen ($3.43 billion) for the full year through March 31, instead of the 145 billion yen profit it had anticipated earlier.Toshiba, founded in 1875, employs about 190,000 people and used to be one of the most respected brands of Japan Inc. It still has a sprawling business spanning household appliances, railways, hydrogen energy and elevator systems.The company has been grappling in recent years with a scandal over company officials’ doctoring of accounting books to meet unrealistic profit targets.“It is so unfortunate that this has happened,” said Ryoji Sato, a company director, when asked by a reporter about the company’s promises to come clean. “We must keep trying to do better.”___Follow Yuri Kageyama on Twitter at https://twitter.com/yurikageyamaHer work can be found at http://bigstory.ap.org/content/yuri-kageyama by Yuri Kageyama, The Associated Press Posted Feb 14, 2017 2:50 am MDT Last Updated Feb 14, 2017 at 7:20 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Toshiba Corp. President Satoshi Tsunakawa speaks during a press conference at the company’s headquarters in Tokyo, Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017. Japanese electronics and energy giant Toshiba said Tuesday that its chairman is resigning to take responsibility for problems that will result in a 713 billion yen ($6.3 billion) loss in its nuclear business. Toshiba warned, however, that unaudited financial results it announced may change “by a wide margin.” It earlier delayed reporting its official financial results by a month, citing auditing problems related to the losses in its nuclear business. That sent Toshiba stock tumbling 8 percent in Tokyo trading. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi) Toshiba chairman resigns over huge nuclear business loss read more

2 Oct

Brock student wins two awards in national science photo competition

Dana Harris calls Nov. 9 her “special day.”It was on that day last week that the Master of Sustainability student became a first time aunt, and also the day she was told, in the strictest of confidence, that she had captured two top prizes in a national science research photo competition.Harris had to keep the secret of her achievement under wraps until Nov. 14, when the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) announced the winners of its Canada-wide Science Exposed competition.The competition showcases images taken during scientific research being conducted in all fields by faculty and student researchers in post-secondary institutions and researchers in public and private research centres.Dana Harris’ submission to the NSERC Science Exposed competition featuring cells of the jack pine tree.Harris received the People’s Choice Award and a Jury Prize for her photo, “Exploring the Jack Pine Tight Knit Family Tree.”“It’s a super huge honour to have people sharing my photo, voting on it and just enjoying it,” says Harris. “And, to get that mention from the NSERC jury members was really gratifying.”Diane Dupont, Dean of Graduate Studies, said the Faculty is “so proud of Dana and her success in the NSERC Science Exposed photography contest.” “To win the People’s Choice Award is an outstanding achievement,” Dupont said. “This award is a testament to the cutting-edge research she is pursuing involving the globally-relevant topic of climate change.”Harris’ photo shows phases of developing xylem cells, stained in different colours, that are found in a wood sample cored from the outermost part of a jack pine tree in the Northwest Territories, where she is from.The image, shot from a microscope, shows the jack pine tree’s phloem, cambial and xylem cells (blue dye) and mature xylem cells (red dye) in a thin slice of the wood. It is one of a series of images taken weekly over the past year to track the growth of the jack pine tree’s various cells.“This type of information is useful for researchers who create climate reconstructions using tree rings as a source of historical climate data,” explains Harris.She thanked her supervisor, Professor of Geography and Tourism Studies Michael Pisaric, and her fellow student researchers in Brock’s Water and Environment Laboratory (WEL) for their support.“Dana’s research is helping to understand how important tree species in the boreal forest are affected by climate change,” says Pisaric. “Her research also helps to inform larger questions concerning carbon uptake by the boreal forest.“Northern regions of Canada are being impacted by changing climatic conditions, including warmer temperatures, changing precipitation regimes and altered frequency and intensity of forest fires and other disturbance agents.”The WEL lab is co-directed by Pisaric and Associate Professor of Geography and Tourism Studies Kevin Turner, with the aim to explore how terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems in Canada’s North are changing in response to climatic and environmental change.    Harris says she is happy that research on climate change and environmental conditions in the North were acknowledged with awards in the competition.Earlier this year, the photos of 20 researchers from across Canada, including Harris’s entry, were shortlisted and posted on NSERC’s website. People viewing the 20 photos were given the chance to vote for their favourite image. A panel of judges also chose three images that won jury prizes.Harris was also a competitor in NSERC’s Science, Action! research video contest, making the first cut of the three-round competition with her video “Jack Pine Growth, NT.”NSERC is Canada’s federal funding agency for university-based research, supporting faculty and students through a number of awards. In the most recent round of funding, 18 faculty researchers and nine students received a total of $3.2 million. read more

28 Sep

Ohio States Taylor Decker still the little brother but coming into his

Sophomore right tackle Taylor Decker (68) gets set to block a defender during a game against Iowa Oct. 19 at Ohio Stadium. OSU won, 34-24.Credit: Shelby Lum / Photo editorHeading into the 2013 season, the Ohio State football team felt comfortable with most of its offensive line.The Buckeyes returned four starters from the 2012 team — redshirt-seniors Jack Mewhort, Marcus Hall and Corey Linsley and senior Andrew Norwell — who had started a combined 80 games for OSU before the season began.Sophomore right tackle Taylor Decker hadn’t started one.Decker, who has started all seven games at right tackle for OSU this season, said his relationship with the other lineman has helped him grow as a player.“I’ll definitely always be the younger guy, sort of thing because I’m like a little brother to them basically, I would say,” Decker said. “They’ve had good careers and they’ve established themselves and they deserve respect that comes along with that … I do feel I’ve improved and gotten closer with them, but it’s kind of a little brother relationship. I wouldn’t have it any other way.”Against Iowa, Decker played potentially his best game, coach Urban Meyer said in a press conference Monday, going as far as to name him honorable mention for team champion.The offensive line dominated the team award, with Hall, Mewhort and Linsley all being named champions.“Our offensive line played exceptional,” Meyer said. “The champions were Marcus Hall, Jack Mewhort and Corey Linsley … Four to five were champions, because Norwell was one of the players of the game, and Taylor Decker received honorable mention, you’ll win most games if that happens.”Senior running back Carlos Hyde benefited from the performance of the offensive line against the Hawkeyes, rushing for 149 yards and two touchdowns.“It was a great performance by those guys. I love those guys to death and I’m happy to be able to run behind those guys and it’s exciting to see them … I came in with four of them. Taylor’s a (sophomore), to see them have success, it’s nice. When they go, I go.”Decker, a Vandalia, Ohio, native did play in all 12 games during Meyer’s first season in Columbus, but was second on the depth chart after former-Buckeye Reid Fragel and did not record a start.Coming into the season, there was some doubt surrounding Decker, co-offensive coordinator and offensive line coach Ed Warinner said, but the coaching staff was confident he would “turn the corner.”“You have to believe in the decisions you made, you have to believe in the talent you see and you have to know if you stay the course and you do things the right way, usually they work out pretty well for you,” Warinner said. “And I didn’t have any doubt that at some point he would turn the corner.”The line is a tight-knit group, Decker said, and they don’t let anything get in the way of working together as a unit.“I wouldn’t say we’re necessarily competing against each other because we have to work together as a whole unit to accomplish anything,” Decker said. “I think it’s more of ‘Did we play together well as a unit? Did we have enough rushing yards? Did we protect the quarterback well?’ Obviously, you want to grade out well, but I don’t think there’s any animosity toward each other about it.”Warinner agreed and said everyone is pulling for each other when they are out on the field.“It’s a group that wants everybody to do well and doesn’t care who gets the credit and that’s the beautiful thing about offensive lines, when you can get that, that’s when it’s fun to coach them,” Warinner said.The drive to succeed on the field doesn’t stop some players on the line from joking around though, Decker said.“It’s fun. I mean we got all kinds of personalities in there and like you said, there’s some goofballs in there,” Decker said. “Everybody’s pretty humorous, pretty funny guys and when it comes down to it they all get the job done. Being able to have fun while we’re playing this game just makes it so much better.”He specifically pointed out Hall as being a clown when he is off the field.“Marcus, he’s really funny. He cracks me up. He’s always real positive about everything — got a really positive outlook on it,” Decker said. “He’s got that positive attitude and he’s always just picking people up. Off the field, he’s a jokester, he’s a pretty funny guy.”Despite his recent performances, Decker struggled in his first career start against Buffalo Aug. 31, where he often lined up across the line from Bulls senior linebacker Khalil Mack, a top NFL prospect.If it weren’t for his teammates and the coaching staff keeping his spirits up after the tough games, he wouldn’t have been able to be where he is, Decker said.“I knew that wasn’t me, that’s not how I had been playing and performed in camp prior to (Buffalo) and the weeks leading into it,” Decker said. “It was a tough pill to swallow but just had to bounce back and recover from it and play the way I could play.”Warinner said his struggles against the Bulls are not a representation of Decker as a player.“He has great talent. He’s a young kid. He could easily be a redshirt-freshman, we played him a few snaps last year … His progress has been good. He’s playing solid football for us and continues to get better with a big upside,” Warinner said. “He’s getting to where we need him for this Big Ten stretch.”Next up, the Buckeyes are set to host Penn State Saturday at 8 p.m.The Nittany Lions are ranked 21st in rushing defense in the country, only allowing an average of 117.7 yards a game, but Decker said he thinks the line will be able to handle the pressure.“I know they got a good rushing defense,” Decker said. “They got good athletes and they’ve always been a good program. They’re going to have good players and we’re just going to have to focus on that and this upcoming week prepare for them.” read more

19 Sep

Tag Team Title #1 Contenders Match on WWE RAW tonight in Detroit

first_img First match announced for WWE NXT’s debut on the USA Network in two weeks Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Videos Articles Pinterest Is WWE Losing Its Audience? WWE RAW is live tonight from Detroit, Michigan.Advertised for tonight’s show is Enzo Amore and Big Cass vs. Sheamus and Cesaro in a #1 Contenders match where the winners will face Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson for the RAW Tag Team Championships at WrestleMania 33.Wrestleview.com will have live coverage of RAW beginning tonight at 8PM ET.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipSeth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate OccasionsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:01Loaded: 100.00%0:01Remaining Time -0:29 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Google+ Roman Reigns is in Remission Former WWE star Big Cass reportedly has incident at WrestlePro Event in New Jersey Joan Jett Set To Perform Ronda Rouseys Entrance At WrestleMania 35 Videos Articles Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Nextcenter_img Seth Rollins Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Cesaro Joey Janela comments on backstage incident with Big Cass at WrestlePro Event Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Videos Articles Kurt Angle Now Playing Up Nextlast_img read more

16 Sep

Beacock Music founder killed in cycling accident

first_imgWatch an interview Dale Beacock gave in 2008 to the National Association of Music Merchants Oral History Program.Dale Beacock, a longtime musician and founder of Beacock Music, died late Thursday morning after being struck by a log truck’s trailer while riding his bicycle on Highway 101 north of Garibaldi, Ore.About 11:50 a.m., Beacock, 81, was riding south near Milepost 54, when his bike swerved into the southbound lane and was struck by the trailer of the loaded log truck as it passed him, according to a bulletin from the Oregon State Police.It wasn’t known why he swerved, the bulletin said.Beacock was pronounced dead at the scene. He’d been riding with his son, Russ Beacock, 47, who was not reported injured.The elder Beacock was an experienced bicyclist and wore a helmet, the bulletin said.Russ Beacock and his sister, Gayle Beacock, are co-owners of the Beacock Music store in east Vancouver, a family member said.The log truck driver, Michael J. Hall, 65, of Bay City, Ore., stayed at the scene and was not reported injured.The accident is under investigation by officers including an OSP collision reconstructionist.Dale Beacock was featured in a Jan. 1, 2010, Bits ‘n’ Pieces story in The Columbian. The article detailed how Beacock had played with a band on New Year’s Eve almost every year since he was in high school; the only exceptions were in the 1950s, when he was serving in the U.S. Navy.In recent years, he’d been performing with a band at Mount Hood’s Timberline Lodge in Oregon. In 2010, he agreed to be part of New Year’s Eve festivities at Vancouver’s Luepke Center. He was director of the New Horizons jazz band, which performed there.last_img read more