Phone

+123-456-7890

Email

mail@domain.com

Opening Hours

Mon - Fri: 7AM - 7PM

Showing: 1 - 20 of 73 RESULTS
ahqxchqj

Hedley Dropped By Management Over Sexual Misconduct Allegations

first_img Facebook Twitter Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement TORONTO — The management team representing the pop-rock group Hedley has terminated all “business relationships with the band.”A statement released Friday by Watchdog Management and the Feldman Agency cited “the multiple allegations against Hedley” as the reason for the decision.Given the multiple allegations against Hedley, we have taken the decision to terminate our business relationship with the band, effective immediately. #cdnmusic— Watchdog Management (@watchdogmgt) February 16, 2018 Advertisement Login/Register With: The rockers — fronted by Jacob Hoggard and including Dave Rosin, Tommy Mac and Jay Benison — are under fire in the wake of a flurry of claims from anonymous Twitter users who alleged inappropriate encounters with the band.A statement issued by the band calls the allegations “unsubstantiated.”On Thursday, Corus Radio announced it had suspended all airplay of Hedley songs across its 39 music stations, as did other stations in Edmonton and Vancouver.The Junos also dropped the Vancouver group from the upcoming televised awards bash in what was called a joint decision with the band “after careful consideration of the situation.”Wednesday’s move by the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences came shortly after band members issued a statement addressing claims of impropriety involving young fans.“We realize the life of a touring band is an unconventional one,” reads the statement.“While we are all now either married or have entered into committed, long-term relationships, there was a time, in the past, when we engaged in a lifestyle that incorporated certain rock ‘n’ roll cliches. However, there was always a line that we would never cross.”The band said they “respect and applaud the #MeToo movement” and say it is especially important within the music industry, “which does not exactly have an enviable history of treating women with the respect they deserve.”“We appreciate the bravery of those who have come forward with their own stories, and we realize that all of us, as individuals and as a society, can and must do better when it comes to this issue,” says the statement.“However, if we are to have a meaningful, open and honest discussion, we all have to accept and respect that there are at least two sides to every story. The recent allegations against us posted on social media are simply unsubstantiated and have not been validated. We would hope that people will bear-in-mind the context in which these unsupported accusations have been made before passing judgment on us as individuals or as a band.”last_img read more

ahqxchqj

Canadian Tire reports thirdquarter profit up from year ago raises dividend

first_imgTORONTO – Canadian Tire Corp. Ltd. raised its dividend following a quarter spent quietly staging a return to the e-commerce marketplace.The Toronto-based retailer reported Thursday that a spike in third-quarter profits and sales had caused it to increase its quarterly dividend to $1.04 per share, up from its previous 90 cents.The dividend spike was triggered by Canadian Tire earning $231.3 million or $3.15 per diluted share for the quarter ended Sept. 29, compared with a profit of $198.5 million or $2.59 per diluted share a year ago, and reporting revenue totalled $3.63 billion, up from nearly $3.27 billion.Canadian Tire shares spiked on the news, closing up $16.25, or 10.84 per cent to $166.10 on the Toronto Stock Exchange.The increases came days after Canadian Tire, which also owns Mark’s, FGL Sports and Helly Hansen, revealed it was launching home delivery and in-store pick-up available through self-serve storage towers. The company abandoned its e-commerce strategy about a decade ago, saying it was not adequately prepared.President and chief executive officer Stephen Wetmore, who “cancelled” the company’s e-commerce plans in 2009, appeared to be more optimistic about the move this time.“It is a year of execution for Canadian Tire and we have made extremely good progress,” he said, noting e-commerce as one of the company’s achievements.“There is a long list of what we have accomplished this year with a sole intent of building a stronger, more capable company.”It is “early days,” Canadian Tire’s retail president Greg Hicks added, but so far, he said users are gravitating more to the click-and-collect option it offers.The push into e-commerce comes as Canadian Tire is facing similar efforts from retailing rivals including Walmart Inc., which is launching self-serve towers of their own, and online giants like Amazon Inc.Hicks described its rivals and the strategies they are deploying as “highly competitive,” but said they haven’t seen much price inflation.“Nobody seems to want to give an inch. I expect that to continue,” Hicks said. “The competition is ensuring they keep their fair share. We think we have a good pulse on how to react to that.”The company also said it hasn’t seen a lack of sales because of slowed growth in Canada’s housing markets and noted that it has yet to be impacted by Canada increasing its de minimis level — the value of product consumers can buy online without being forced to pay import duties or taxes — to $150 for custom duties and $40 for sales taxes under the renegotiated North American Free Trade Agreement.The U.S. had been pushing for Canada to raise their threshold from $20 to $800.“That for the most part has turned out where we expected and wanted it to turn out,” said Wetmore. “It is not a material concern for us at the moment, but we will obviously keep an eye on it.”Companies in this story: (TSX:CTC)last_img read more

ahqxchqj

Top UN officials in Côte dIvoire urge all sides to compromise see

“I think that if we’re going to get to a sustainable peace we need to have concessions and compromise, that is also at the root of a democracy,” Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s Special Representative for Cote d’Ivoire, Pierre Schori, told reporters after briefing the Security Council.“I think the example of South Africa is such – they even negotiated, the ANC (African National Congress), from prison with the oppressors and that was a much worse situation …we finally have to sit down and talk to them and they have to talk to each other above all. We have an ongoing dialogue with everyone in Côte d’Ivoire.”The Council, which first held a closed meeting and then consultations, was also briefed by Said Djinnit of the African Union’s Peace and Security Council, as well as hearing from the UN’s High Representative for elections in the country, Gerard Stoudman, who held out some cause for optimism next year. “Something will have to happen in 2007. We cannot continue one year after the other not to have elections; people are fed up, people are tired and even the basis of the political parties, the militants, are also tired …so I think that there is a chance that results will come in 2007 and we will work for that, but I’m not taking any bets of course,” he told the reporters.Mr. Stoudman also called for more “political will” from the country’s leaders to move toward elections by the end of October 2007. In his most recent report on the country last week, Mr. Annan warned that the “manifest lack of political will” among the main political leaders was undermining UN efforts to restore stability. In a related development, the UN mission in Côte d’Ivoire has called on the leaders of the Forces Nouvelles group, which controls the northern part of the divided country, to ensure that their partisans contribute actively to the peace process.“These leaders should also put an end to positions on the Forces Nouvelles internet site which incite violence and the denigration of the international community,” the UN Operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI) said in a statement yesterday. The mission, with nearly 9,000 uniformed personnel, is mandated to monitor the cessation of hostilities between Government and rebel forces which split the country in two in 2002, and support the organization of open, free, fair and transparent elections. These have yet to take place. “UNOCI reminds all parties of their obligation to respect scrupulously the engagements they have freely undertaken under various peace agreements, as well as the pertinent terms of [UN] Security Council resolutions on Côte d’Ivoire seeking a rapid return of peace, stability and prosperity for all Ivorians,” yesterday’s statement said. read more

ahqxchqj

Many deaths can be avoided with better data UN deputy chief

Other projects and initiatives include the ID4D partnership with the World Bank, which aims to help countries realise the transformational potential of responsible digital identification systems, and the High-Level Panel on Digital Cooperation, launched by the UN Secretary-General in July 2018 to strengthen inter-governmental cooperation in the digital space.There is an urgent need for data and statistical systems funding, said Ms. Mohammed, which currently remains limited, and for political, technical and advocacy support in all areas.Data literacy must be developed, she added, as well as “innovative tools and data visualization platforms, which allow users to understand data intuitively and interact seamlessly with data in real time.”“UN country teams of the future,” she said, “must be fully equipped with the right skills and capacities to harness the opportunities offered by all types of data and innovation, including emerging technologies such as big data, artificial intelligence, blockchain, robotics and drones.”Ms. Mohammed concluded by inviting all data innovators to work with the UN and help absolutely no one is left behind. To find out more about how digital technology is being to tackle some of the world’s biggest problems, listen to this recent episode of our flagship podcast The Lid Is On. “While it is clear that the data revolution is having an enormous impact, it has not benefited everyone equally,” said Ms. Mohammed, adding that, to achieve the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), better and bigger data is needed: “With accurate, representative, inclusive and disaggregated data, we can understand the challenges we face, and identify the most appropriate solutions for sustainable development.The UN deputy chief outlined other ways that data can improve lives: “It means students can find out about job opportunities and women can learn about laws protecting them from discrimination. It means citizens can monitor how their governments are performing and hold decision-makers to account. It can strengthen trust in public institutions and unveil new opportunities.”The United Nations, said Ms. Mohammed, is leading global efforts to integrate data and information systems. One example is the Open Data Hub for the Sustainable Development Goals, a tool which  provides decision makers with accurate data for informed policy and advocacy.Another is the global SDG indicator website – which gives users access to all available global information and enables them to see interactive stories about progress on implementing the 2030 Agenda – and UN Global Pulse, which partners with UN experts, governments, academia and the private sector to harness big data for development and humanitarian action worldwide.Ms. Mohammed also mentioned the work of the United Nations Centre for Humanitarian Data, based in The Hague, which is increasing the impact and use of data throughout the humanitarian sector, ensuring that aid workers around the world can access information they need to make fast, life-saving, informed decisions. read more

ahqxchqj

The Seattle Seahawks Youth Could Portend a Dynasty Yes Really

It wasn’t long after the Seattle Seahawks put the finishing touches on their 43-8 Super Bowl rout of the Denver Broncos that media people began throwing around the d-word, dynasty, as they peered into the franchise’s future.Of course, this happens with just about every Super Bowl winner; squint hard enough, and even the most obvious one-and-done champ looks like a perennial powerhouse. (In some ways, talk of that nature gets even more far-fetched with each passing season — we haven’t seen a repeat Super Bowl winner since the 2004 New England Patriots.) But in Seattle’s case, it might not be totally implausible to expect an elevated probability of a full-blown dynasty.Historically, teams that have won a title find themselves surprisingly well-positioned to win more of them. Since the 1970 NFL-AFL merger, 55.9 percent of Super Bowl winners won at least one more championship within the following 10 seasons. Even within that club, though, Seattle is starting from a better spot than most. Its schedule-adjusted pythagorean winning percentage during the 2013 regular season ranked sixth among all Super Bowl champions since the merger, trailing only the 1985 Chicago Bears, 1991 Washington Redskins, 1975 Pittsburgh Steelers, 1996 Green Bay Packers and 1973 Miami Dolphins.More importantly, the Seattle’s core is incredibly young for an NFL champion. Weighted by the Approximate Value produced by each player on the roster, the Seahawks’ average age (26.0) was the second-youngest in the league a season ago and ranked third-youngest among Super Bowl winners since the merger. The two champs who had lower average ages? The 1974 Steelers and 1981 San Francisco 49ers, each of whom would go on to win three more Super Bowls apiece in their next decade of play. (Seattle also ranks as slightly younger than the 1992 Dallas Cowboys, who won two additional rings in a dynastic run.)Looking at all Super Bowl winners from 1970 to 2003 (for which we have a “next decade” worth of data), there’s a relationship between the team’s AV-weighted age in its championship season and its chances of winning additional titles.Among the aforementioned 55.9 percent of all Super Bowl champions who won another before a decade was up, a disproportionate number are clustered among the youngest teams on the list. Eleven of the 12 youngest champions in our 1970-2003 group went on to win at least one more Super Bowl in the following decade, while only four of the 12 oldest champs would go on to win another title.Usually, talk of dynasty potential among freshly christened champions isn’t very predictive. But because of their youth, these Seahawks are in a situation where the odds of winning another championship are particularly heightened. read more

ahqxchqj

Grandmother tells of moment fouryearold girl was crushed by lorry

first_imgPeter Wood, Phillip Potter and Matthew Gordon at Bristol Crown Court on various charges Peter Wood, Phillip Potter and Matthew Gordon at Bristol Crown Court on various chargesCredit:Elizabeth Cook/PA Wire I accept that neither of you intended death or injury or even brake failure. But the fact is that a lorry as heavy as this is likely to cause serious injury and death to members of the public unless properly maintainedMr Justice Langstaff “I know that in the immediate aftermath I woke up on the roadside and my concerns were that I couldn’t get up and go to Mitzi,” she said.”I was also anxious about being unable to pick up my other grandchildren who we had been on our way to collect.”The vehicle crushed a Volvo carrying Stephen Vaughan, 34, of Swansea, and Philip Allen, 52, and Robert Parker, 59, both of Cwmbran, who all died at the scene.The heavily loaded Scania truck, carrying aggregate, had almost 450,000 miles on the clock and long-standing defects with its braking system. Mr Justice Langstaff jailed Matthew Gordon, 30, of Dauntsey, Wiltshire, for seven and a half years and Peter Wood, 55, of Brinkworth, Wiltshire, for five years and three months.They were convicted of four counts of manslaughter following a trial at Bristol Crown Court. The truck’s driver, 20-year-old Phillip Potter, was cleared of all charges.Victim impact statements were read to the court by the families of the victims, who described the crash as “a tragedy that should never have happened”.The judge said Gordon, the boss of Grittenham Haulage, and mechanic Wood had a “cavalier” attitude to vehicle safety and flouted rules.”I accept that neither of you intended death or injury or even brake failure,” the judge said. “But the fact is that a lorry as heavy as this is likely to cause serious injury and death to members of the public unless properly maintained.”The brakes are critical. You know this. You knew that being casual about the safety risked the lives of others. Your failures are inexplicable. The grandmother of a girl who died when a 32-tonne truck with faulty brakes crashed and killed four people has described the horrific moment before a haulage boss and a mechanic were jailed over the tragedy.Margaret Rogers was holding hands with her four-year-old granddaughter Mitzi Steady to cross the road when the truck careered down the “very steep” hill of Lansdown Lane in Bath, Somerset, hitting them before killing three men in a car.She said she had a “clear memory of the day itself, taking Mitzi on the bus, getting off the bus and going to the pedestrian crossing” – but no recollection of what hit her.center_img The wreckage of the tipper truck is taken away from the scene on Lansdown Lane, BathCredit:Alastair Johnstone/SWNS.com Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. “If they were one-off failures that would be bad enough, but they are not. They were part and parcel of the way you approached your responsibilities.”Signs before Lansdown Lane indicate it is unsuitable for heavy goods vehicles and there is a 6ft width restriction, meaning the 8.5ft wide lorry should not have been on it.On February 9 2015, two Grittenham Haulage lorries, one driven by Mr Potter and the other by Gordon, used Lansdown Lane as a short-cut.Mr Potter was following Gordon down the lane when the brakes on his 11-year-old truck, which had not been tested, failed. Six of the eight brakes had major defects.”It was an accident waiting to happen,” the judge said. Mr Potter and another driver had alerted Gordon to problems with the brakes but he told them to continue driving, the court heard.After the accident, Gordon told Mr Potter not to mention that an ABS warning light – indicating problems with the braking system – had been on.”You exposed Mr Potter, a young driver, to the horror of unavoidably killing a young child,” the judge told him. “You showed no immediate remorse for what happened.”Braking defects on the lorry would have been “staring” Wood in the face as he inspected the vehicle every six weeks, while there was a “botched repair” on one brake and Wood had no qualifications as a mechanic, the judge said.Speaking after the case, Detective Chief Inspector Richard Ocone, of Avon and Somerset Police, said the lorry’s brakes had an overall efficiency of just 28 per cent. The wreckage of the tipper truck is taken away from the scene on Lansdown Lane, Bathlast_img read more

ahqxchqj

Inmet MiningKorea Resources alliance for cooperative development of opportunities

first_imgInmet Mining confirmed yesterday that contrary to certain press reports it has not agreed to enter into any transaction with Korea Resources Corp (KORES) under which Korea Resources would purchase Inmet common shares. While Inmet and KORES have been in discussions concerning a potential transaction including for joint investments in projects, no agreements have been concluded in that regard nor have any intentions been finalised to enter into an agreement at a later date. However, Inmet does intend to enter into a strategic alliance agreement with KORES under which they will establish a protocol to mutually pursue common shared interests within the global mining industry. The parties will endeavour to agree on criteria for the types of initiatives that would be the subject of co-operation under the alliance. The protocol for the operation of the alliance will also provide for the establishment of, and set forth the terms of reference for, a strategic alliance committee through which Inmet and KORES will interact in connection with alliance related issues. The precise forms of co-operation between Inmet and KORES are expected to evolve over time as circumstances dictate and opportunities arise. Each of them recognises the other as a preferred partner for the co-operative development of opportunities, however, any arrangements between them will not necessarily be exclusive to the other.Inmet is a Canadian-based global mining company that produces copper, zinc and gold. It has interests in five mining operations in locations around the world: Çayeli, Las Cruces, Pyhasalmi, Troilus and Ok Tedi. It also has a 100% interest in the Mina de Cobre Panama development property in Panama. www.inmetmining.comKORES was incorporated in 1967 and is especially focused on securing supplies of bituminous coal, uranium, iron, copper, zinc and nickel, which the government has selected as the six strategic minerals. KORES President Shin-Jong Kim explains “While we depend on foreign countries for 97% of the energy and mineral resources Korea uses, independent resource developments are one of our key tasks for our nation’s economic development.”Uranium and bituminous coal account for 77% of domestic energy production and iron, aluminium, zinc, copper, and graphite are “our necessary resources because they are raw materials that are essential in our daily lives such as in producing highly technology demanding materials like car, TV, and mobile phone. Unfortunately, we depend on the foreign countries for its supply. This is the main reason why we are devoting ourselves to turn Korea into a resource-rich country. KORES has made the next goal to get into the global top 20 mining company through relentless challenges and innovations.” www.kores.or.krlast_img read more

ahqxchqj

Outotec to deliver gold pressure leaching technology in Russia

first_imgOutotec will deliver gold recovery technology for the Pokrovskiy hydrometallurgical plant in the Russian Far East in the Amur region. The contract was signed with JSC Pokrovskiy mine, which is part of  Russia’s third biggest gold producer, the Petropavlovsk Group. The delivery is based on the basic engineering carried out by Outotec. Outotec’s scope of delivery comprises the main equipment for the pressure leaching process including four 60 m3 autoclaves, with related equipment and a process control system. The equipment will be delivered over the next 18 months. The Pokrovskiy facility needs new process technology to process sulphide ore. The ore is delivered from the Pioneer and Malomir gold mines in the Amur region. The facility produces annually 144,900 oz of gold. The capacity of the new pressure leaching plant is estimated to be 600,000 t/y of concentrate.The contract follows the Petropavlovsk Group’s development plan to install a POX plant at the Pokrovskiy site to process flotation concentrate from the Malomir and Pioneer mines. The project design was developed by Outotec based on extensive metallurgical studies carried out by the Group’s research and development centres, Irgiredmet and Gidrometallurgiya, and also at the Group’s metallurgical test plant (based in Blagoveschensk).The total annual POX plant capacity is estimated at some 600,000 t of concentrate and the contract price is about EUR30 million. A contract for the supply of flotation equipment from Outotec is also expected to be signed in the near future.Commenting on the announcement, Peter Hambro, Chairman of Petropavlovsk PLC said: “I am delighted to report that our plans to create a POX processing hub at Pokrovskiy are progressing well. I believe that Petropavlovsk, with our own expert research centres and PHM Engineering, working together with Outotec will be successful in establishing a world-class POX processing hub, thus giving the Group a strong competitive advantage in a new and very prospective field.”“We are hoping to establish a long-term strategic partnership with Petropavlovsk Group. We are able to offer sustainable technology solutions for efficient recovery of gold and this delivery opens up us new passages for other gold projects in Russia and elsewhere. Moreover, this partnership enables us also new research possibilities and resources in Russia”, states Outotec’s CEO Pertti Korhonen.last_img read more

ahqxchqj

Monde les zones de pêche viennent à manquer

first_imgMonde : les zones de pêche viennent à manquerLes chercheurs de l’Université de la Colombie-Britannique et de National Geographic ont publié une étude qui indique que le monde va rapidement manquer de zones de pêches océaniques.Ces dernières décennies, l’exploitation de zones de pêche jusqu’alors inexploitées a permis une augmentation des prises. Parallèlement, les zones de pêche traditionnelles, elles, s’épuisaient. “Nous savions que l’expansion continuait, mais c’est la première fois que nous l’avons quantifiée”, explique Daniel Pauly co-auteur du rapport.Si 19 millions de tonnes de poissons étaient pêchées en 1950, le chiffre atteignait déjà 90 millions de tonnes en 1980. Les chercheurs qui ont publié ces résultats n’ont étudié les statistiques que sur la période 1950-2005. Il y a fort à parier que ce chiffre a encore progressé depuis cinq ans et il paraît inévitable de voir venir à manquer les zones de pêche, même celles situées au large.Le 4 décembre 2010 à 10:59 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

ahqxchqj

Bray Wyatt not competing at TLC AJ Styles vs Finn Bálor is

first_img October 20, 2017 at 11:07 pm Twitter October 20, 2017 at 6:00 pm October 20, 2017 at 6:29 pm Pinterest Entirely possible. Wrestleview.com Staff RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt being advertised for Title Match at Hell In A Cell PPV 10 COMMENTS goddessroleplay AJ Styles Vs Finn?That’s tooooo sweeeet! October 21, 2017 at 8:24 am J™ Google+ Watch every episode of Firefly Funhouse, Top 10 Greatest Kings of the Ring October 20, 2017 at 9:11 pm Perhaps A.J. is Sister Abigail…No, seriously, this is great. Cross-promotional matchup is an upgrade at this point, as much as I hate to say that, because Bray is so much better than he’s getting from a creative team that has absolutely no idea how to use him. Plus, Styles is straight-up awesome. October 20, 2017 at 10:24 pm October 20, 2017 at 5:57 pm TheCyberZon Could be a blessing in disguise for Bray given the Sister Abigail angle. Facebookcenter_img Brian Farmer … … …Okay, what’s going on? One person being removed from a PPV match last minute, that happens, but TWO? Scott Budinich So were Bray, Bo and Jo Jo having a threesome? Well AJ is a soccer Mom….. unknown It happens, at the Great American Bash in 2006, The Great Khali, Bobby Lashley, and I believe Super Crazy were all removed from the card due to different reasons! David Wells October 20, 2017 at 11:08 pm Now the PPV will be worth watching, I still say the Authors of Pain will debut and aide Ambrose, Rollins, & Angle and set up a 5-on-5 Survivor Series match! October 20, 2017 at 6:28 pm Scott Budinich October 21, 2017 at 8:21 am David Wells New matches announced for Summerslam, Updated card in three weeks in Toronto Jeffery Adam Phillips What a change this is and provided it is more intense and interesting, taking nothing away from Wyatt and Reigns but Styles and Balor is a main event anywhere plus the return of Kurt Angle in the ring is a must see… I am so looking foward to TLC WhatsApp Bray Wyatt will not be competing at this Sunday’s Tables, Ladders and Chairs PPV due to a medical reason. AJ Styles will be facing “The Demon” Finn Bálor instead.From WWE.com:“Due to medical issues impacting two WWE Superstars scheduled to appear at WWE TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs, streaming live on WWE Network this Sunday, the special event will now feature Kurt Angle competing in a WWE ring for the first time in more than 11 years, as he replaces Roman Reigns.”Adam Martin will later have more details on the medical issues impacting Roman Reigns and Bray Wyatt. Comments are closed.last_img read more

ahqxchqj

Speed cited in 3vehicle crash on Interstate 205

first_imgA distracted driver was speeding when she rear-ended another vehicle on Interstate 205, causing a three-vehicle crash, according to Washington State Patrol.Arzoo Ghadami, 25, was cited for driving too fast for conditions, according to a WSP crash memo.Shortly before 5 p.m. Thursday, Ghadami was driving a silver Toyota Camry in the southbound lanes of the freeway near the state Highway 14 exit when she crashed into a gray Subaru Tribeca that had slowed for traffic. Then, a blue Toyota RAV-4 SUV slammed into the back of Ghadami’s car, troopers said.Ghadami “was distracted and exceeding a reasonably safe speed,” troopers said.She was injured in the crash and taken to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center. A hospital spokesperson said Friday that she was treated and released.The other drivers were uninjured.last_img read more

ahqxchqj

ASA Leaders Go to Washington to Press For Oilseed Loan Rate Freeze

first_imgAmerican Soybean Association (ASA) leaders were in Washington, D.C., this week meeting with the White House and Agriculture Secretary Ann Veneman to press for $1 billion dollars in safety net funding for soybean growers. ASA is urging a freeze on the 2002 marketing loan rate at the 2001 level of $5.26 per bushel, rather than letting it drop to the statutory minimum rate of $4.92 per bushel.“Oilseed producers have been struggling to cope with historically low prices for the past four years and there are no signs that prices will recover in 2002,” said ASA President Bart Ruth, a soybean producer from Rising City, Neb. “Now is not the time to pull the rug out from under soybean farmers.”Soybean prices are at the lowest level in 30 years due to the strong U.S. Dollar, record worldwide oilseed and palm oil production, and sharply increased Brazilian soy production induced by a devalued Brazilian Real. Because the Brazilian Real has devalued 157 percent against the U.S. Dollar, Brazilian soybean farmers actually are receiving 41 percent more for their crop today than they did in 1997 when international soybean prices were significantly higher.“Eventually the Brazilian Real can be expected to strengthen, and the U.S. Dollar to return to a more normal level relative to other currencies,” said ASA Chief Executive Officer Stephen Censky. “Until then, maintaining loan rates at current levels is the only mechanism available today to protect U.S. soybean producers and market share from a massively devalued Brazilian Real that is sending false production signals to Brazilian farmers.”last_img read more

ahqxchqj

Capita to acquire Work Groups consultancy and resourcing operations

first_imgCapita is to acquire the resourcing and consultancy operations of Work Group through a trade and assets deal.Work Group’s resourcing and consultancy operations provide employer branding and marketing, including employee engagement consulting and internal communications.The deal, which follows Capita’s recent acquisition of ThirtyThree, aims to bolster the offering of the organisation’s employer branding agency.The acquisition also aims to enable the integrated ThirtyThree team to strengthen its proposition to expand into new areas of the marketplace.Capita will also acquire Work Group’s boutique candidate management and assessment operation, which will become part of Capita Resourcing.The transaction will complete on 31 December, subject to final approval by Work Group shareholders.Nicola McQueen, managing director of Capita Resourcing, said: “[The acquisition] brings together fantastic people who know how to work with high profile, multi-national brands and who share a belief in insight-led creativity and innovation.”Rose Colledge, group managing director of Work Group, added: “This represents a tremendous opportunity for our teams in the UK and internationally. We are really excited by the prospect of combining our skills and expertise with those of our new colleagues at ThirtyThree and Capita.”last_img read more

ahqxchqj

Wilmington Police Arrest Man For Illegally Purchasing Possessing Ammunition Vendor Also Charged

first_imgShare this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington Police Officers Recognized By US Attorney’s OfficeIn “Police Log”Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan Announces Grand Jury IndictmentsIn “Police Log”Wilmington Man Injured In Fatal Car Crash In WoburnIn “Police Log” WOBURN, MA — Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan has announced that Brian Schwarztrauber, 54 of Cambridge, was arraigned yesterday in Cambridge District Court for illegal possession of ammunition and is facing an additional charge after allegedly illegally purchasing 150 rounds of 9mm ammunition without a license at the Northeast Gun Show in Wilmington. The vendor that sold him that ammunition has also been charged.On March 2, 2019, Wilmington Police responded to Shriners Auditorium for a report of a disruptive patron at the Northeast Gun Show.  Upon arrival officers allegedly located Schwarztrauber who was being disruptive and refused to leave the show. When police approached Schwarztrauber they also allegedly detected a strong odor of alcohol. While police were speaking to the defendant they received notification from Cambridge Police concerning statements allegedly made by the defendant indicating that he was going to use a firearm and ammunition to allegedly conduct a shooting spree.Due to his level of intoxication the defendant was placed into protective custody while officers continued to investigate the incident.While officers were taking the defendant into custody they learned from an employee of the gun show that Schwarztrauber had allegedly purchased ammunition at the gun show without a Firearms Identification (FID) Card. Police subsequently located three 50 round boxes of PPU Handgun Line 9mm Luger ammunition in the defendant’s vehicle. Schwarztrauber was arrested and charged with possessing ammunition without an FID Card.Through their investigation Cambridge Police learned that Schwarztrauber was at the gun show in Wilmington and notified Wilmington Police. Cambridge police subsequently obtained a search warrant for the defendant’s Cambridge residence on March 3, 2019 where they allegedly located a box of Hornady Valkyrie 224 rifle ammunition. No firearms were located. Cambridge Police charged Schwarztrauber with possession of ammunition without a license. He was arraigned on that charge yesterday in Cambridge District Court.  Judge Roanne Sragow ordered him held on $25,000 cash bail and to be released only to a GPS monitoring device.  The defendant was also ordered to remain in Massachusetts, to consume no alcohol and to comply with alcohol monitoring, to consume no drugs without a prescription, to not possess any weapons or ammunition, to not attend any gun shows or gun stores where firearms are sold, to stay away from, and have no contact with, the witness and to abide by a restraining order.  The Assistant District Attorney assigned to that arraignment was Sam Zaganjori. The defendant’s next scheduled hearing is April 2, 2019 in Cambridge District Court.Police located the vendor, identified as Stephen Fowler, 69 of Guilford, Connecticut, on March 2 and charged him after an investigation into the sale of the ammunition on March 3. Fowler was charged with selling ammunition without complying with the requirements relating to Firearms Identifications Cards. Fowler was arraigned in Woburn District Court on March 5. Judge William Martin released the defendant on $500 cash bail and ordered not to sell firearms or ammunition in Massachusetts.  His next date is May 22, 2019 in Woburn District Court. The assistant district attorney assigned to Fowler’s arraignment was Andrea Kelly.The circumstances into this incident remain under investigation. Schwarztrauber is expected to be arraigned in Woburn District Court on the charges out of Wilmington at a later date.Brian Schwartztrauber (mugshot from WPD)(NOTE: The above press release is from the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.last_img read more

ahqxchqj

BRKR Bhavan to be highsecurity zone

first_imgHyderabad: The BRKR Bhavan, which is set to become the temporary Secretariat until the government demolishes and constructs a new one in the existing premises, and its surroundings will be made a high-security zone. The police department is studying different aspects to ensure fool-proof security at complex and at the same time regulating vehicular movement and hassle-free parking. Also Read – International Persian Summer School concludes at MANUU Advertise With Us The SPF (Special Protection Force), ISW (Intelligence Security Wing), Law and Order and Traffic wings are working in tandem to come out with a common report on security which will be submitted to the government shortly. Teams from different police wings are on the job and inspected every nook and corner in BRKR Bhavan and the surrounding areas. Also Read – Concerns of marine and fresh water pollution must be addressed on priority basis: Vice President Advertise With Us It may be mentioned here that senior officials in the government consulted the Police department on security at the BRKR Bhavan and its surroundings. In view of VVIP and VIP movement, three main roads in front of the BRKR Bhavan are likely to be closed for general vehicular traffic. Motorists coming from Himayat Nagar and Basheerbagh take the road stretch in front of the BRKR Bhavan to proceed to Khairatabad and Lakdikapul and the Traffic department is likely to suggest an alternative route for them. Advertise With Us The police are likely to set up barricades at several points, including GHMC side gate, near Kalanjali, MLA Quarters, Hope Hospital surroundings to regulate the traffic. Barricades will also be put up to regulate traffic coming from the Telugu Talli Flyover road towards the BRKR Bhavan. Also, the BRKR Bhavan is not as spacious as the existing Secretariat that has ample parking space at every block. Hence, authorities are likely to suggest using the surrounding MLA Quarters complex as an additional parking zone, especially for visitors and others visiting the Secretariat. Dossier files Special emphasis is being laid on storing the key dossier files that contain detailed information about subjects and persons, including bureaucrats. At present, these are stored in the 6th floor of C-Block under the supervision of Chief Secretary. While existing offices in the BRKR Bhavan are being moved to other locations, the Data Centre on the 4th floor is likely to stay put. It is learnt that senior officials are in favour of utilizing this facility for issuing of GOs, day to day administration and for running of applications of different departments.last_img read more

ahqxchqj

Karan Johar likes nasty tweet on Shah Rukh Khan Kjo clarifies after

first_img Close #ShameOnKaranJohar trends as KJo “liked” anti- Shah Rukh Khan tweet.InstagramKaran Johar is considered to be a very close friend of Shah Rukh Khan, but the former’s apparent mistake has raised questions on his friendship. Not just that, angry SRK fans have been vehemently slamming the film-maker and made hashtag #ShameOnKaranJohar trend on Twitter. However, Karan in his clarification claimed that it was a technical glitch, and apologised for any inconvenience.It all started after Karan apparently liked an anti-Shah Rukh tweet. Someone made a nasty tweet on SRK while comparing the opening day box office collection of Akshay Kumar’s Kesari and Shah Rukh’s Zero. Karan apparently liked the tweet and that shocked all SRK fans. Karan is one of the producers of Kesari.Although Karan apparently corrected his mistake by unliking the tweet in some time, the damage was already done as screenshots of KJo liking a tweet that insulted Shah Rukh had gone viral on the micro-blogging site. Hundreds of SRK fans started abusing Karan on Twitter for liking a tweet that was anti-Shah Rukh. Using the hashtag #ShameOnKaranJohar, many started opining that Karan is a fake friend, and is loyal to no one.The fans of the superstar are so irked at Karan that he is being called a snake and a chameleon that changes its colour anytime.Karan may very well had liked the obscene tweet mistakenly, but Shah Rukh’s fans are in no mood to spare the film-maker for this blunder. Realising the strong reaction from SRK fans, Karan soon made a tweet saying that he did not “like” any such tweet, and it was a technical error.”Guys having a technical problem with my twitter account! Strange things are going on!from uploading shoe picture and gibberish to liking tweets I haven’t even read and would NEVER even acknowledge! Please bear with me and I apologise for any inconvenience! Sorting it out asap!,” he tweeted.SRK faced criticism because of his friendship with Karan Johar. He was always there when he needed someone to stand for him. Supported him in every point of life.But Snake @karanjohar liked a tweet which mentioned SRK as Gay. Narak me jaayega tu ch@kke.#ShameOnKaranJohar— BRK. (@iamsrk_brk) March 22, 2019BOYCOTT @DharmaMovies UNFOLLOW @karanjohar AND USE TAG :- #ShameOnKaranJohar IN ALL YOUR TWEETS— Prime Minister Arzoo? (@SHAH_ki_Arzoo) March 22, 2019I request to the @GWR please note this ‘World’s most poisonous Snake’ with double face.#ShameOnKaranJohar pic.twitter.com/McxiVCnH0G— Ilyazz Shaikh (@IlyazzSrkian) March 22, 2019Hey @karanjohar, This lil chameleon wanna say something to you, please note.’COLOUR BADALNE KA HAQ HAMARA HAI.KJ, TU SRK KA DUSHMAN PURANA HAI.’#ShameOnKaranJohar pic.twitter.com/ABrYiTP64v— Ilyazz Shaikh (@IlyazzSrkian) March 22, 2019. @karanjohar Can’t Be a Good Friend of Any Because He One cares About Money , Friendship Doesn’t Matters to Him . He Only Support The Star Until they are Beneficial For Him .#ShameOnKaranJohar— sʀᴋˢsᴘɪᴅᴇʀᴍᴀɴ (@iamadil555) March 22, 2019The man who shows believe on you always and support you in starting of your carrer who once ready to take bullet for you and now you are disrespected that person only #ShameOnKaranJohar its really very shameful @karanjohar you should ask apology for this act pic.twitter.com/4VV5K7Vd1K— shilpi Rai (@shilpirai22) March 22, 2019Meanwhile, Akshay’s Kesari has had a terrific start at the box office as the film collected over Rs 21 crore at the domestic market despite being affected by the festival of Holi. The film has not only broken the opening day collection record of Zero, but also became the highest first day grosser of 2019 so far. Salman Khan and Shah Rukh Khan’s bromance story IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPlayMute0:00/0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE0:00?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window.The media could not be loaded, either because the server or network failed or because the format is not supported.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. COPY LINKAD Loading …last_img read more

ahqxchqj

Former Texas Congressman Steve Stockman Sentenced To 10 Years In Prison

first_img Share X To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: 00:00 /00:48 Listen Andrew Schneider/Houston Public MediaThis file photo shows former Congressman Steve Stockman (center) entering the federal courthouse in downtown Houston for his arraignment on felony charges.Former Houston-area Congressman Steve Stockman was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in prison on federal corruption charges.Stockman was convicted, alongside one of his associates, in a 28-count superseding indictment with mail and wire fraud, conspiracy, making false statements to the Federal Election Commission, making excessive campaign contributions, and money laundering.The former Republican congressman was also charged with filing a false tax return that concealed his receipt and personal use of the fraudulent proceeds.Stockman solicited approximately $1,250,000 in donations based on false pretenses, with a proportion of the funds paying for his own, and his associates’, personal expenses and interests.Under federal guidelines, Stockman could have received up to 14 years. “We were prepared for the worst and prayed for the best, and this was not the best, but it definitely wasn’t the worst, so, you know, it is what it is,” his wife, Patti Stockman, said outside the courthouse.Judge Lee Rosenthal took the state of Stockman’s health into account. The former congressman suffers from diabetes and related illnesses. In addition to prison time, the judge sentenced him to three years’ probation and ordered him to pay more than $1 million in restitution. Stockman plans to appeal.last_img read more

ahqxchqj

No Mans Sky Beyond Is Almost an MMO

first_img Whatever you think about No Man’s Sky, the roller coaster of emotions that surrounds this space exploration sim remains one of the most interesting stories of this generation of video games. After its surprise debut trailer vaguely teased unlimited procedurally generated intergalactic travel, hype soared through the roof for years. But then the lack of clear details allowed fans to imagine features that never actually existed, and then harass the developers at Hello Games when those features failed to materialize after the game finally launched in 2016 to polarizing reviews.However, like the early access game No Man’s Sky really was the whole time (albeit sold at a full price) the game has only gotten better and better following its first release, its community richer and richer. The massive No Man’s Sky Next expansion last year added significant new features fans had dreamed of like multiplayer, space battles, and base building. And now this summer the new No Man’s Sky Beyond expansion promises to evolve the game even further.<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>Like Next, No Man’s Sky Beyond is a free update that’s actually multiple smaller updates rolled into one. Beyond will include three big changes to the game, but right now the team is only talking about one. It’s a pretty exciting change though.One of Beyond’s new features is No Man’s Sky Online. Previously players were frustrated that despite theoretically playing in the same huge universe together, they couldn’t actually find and interact with each other. It sounds like that’s changing because the team describes Online as “a radical new social and multiplayer experience which empowers players everywhere in the universe to meet and play together.” However, they make a point not to call this an MMO, but hopefully just because they are offering MMO benefits without MMO drawbacks like subscription fees.Expect to hear more about No Man’s Sky Beyond’s other new features as we get closer to its release on consoles and PC this summer. For more on No Man’s Sky watch us play No Man’s Sky Next and check out this in-game shrine a fan made for No Man’s Sky creator Sean Murray. Trade In Your Nintendo Switch For a Better Battery (With a Catch)Get Used to ‘Fortnite’s’ Powerful Mech Suits Stay on targetlast_img read more

ahqxchqj

These nuts wont kill you says CTA

first_imgTags: Canadian Transport Agency Monday, July 25, 2016 The Canadian Press Share These nuts won’t kill you, says CTAcenter_img A Canadian Transportation Agency study says air travellers with severe allergies to peanuts, nuts or sesame seeds face little risk from other people on a plane who may be eating snacks containing those products.The probe, which was launched following a directive by former transport minister Lisa Raitt, consulted experts on the risk of allergic reactions due to inhalation or skin contact on aircraft with 30 or more seats on domestic and international flights.Its findings, recently posted to the agency’s website, concluded there was “little to no evidence of a risk of allergic reactions” from touching or breathing in nut particles.“Only accidental ingestion posed a risk of a serious allergic reaction,” a summary of the findings states.The report recommends airlines continue following mitigation measures, such as buffer zones for allergic passengers and announcements to nearby seatmates, similar to ones that were part of a directive the agency issued to Air Canada in 2011 following complaints from two customers.But the study’s recommendations would actually shrink the buffer zone in economy class from a row on either side of the passenger to just the row where the allergic passenger is seated.Rhonda Nugent, whose daughter has a severe peanut allergy and was one of the original complainants, wants airlines to make a general announcement to the whole plane that an allergic passenger is on board. She also wants passengers to refrain from eating foods containing nuts during the flight.More news:  Visit Orlando unveils new travel trade tools & agent perksNugent says her now 16-year-old daughter always avoided the bathroom when they flew because they didn’t want to risk skin contact with nuts.“If somebody eats peanuts, and we all know how unclean people are, and they go to the bathroom and they touch every seat on the way down, and then she goes behind them and then she comes back and puts her hand in her mouth, she could easily have an anaphylactic shock,” said Nugent, speaking from Conception Bay South, N.L.The report only recommends seatmates within a buffer zone should be asked to refrain from eating peanuts, nuts or sesame seeds.Other recommendations suggest passengers with concerns about allergic reactions be allowed to wipe down their seats themselves, and that flight crews be trained to recognize an allergic reaction.Air Canada says on its website that it will not make a general announcement to all passengers about buffer zones for allergic travellers. Only passengers within the zone will be informed, the airline’s policy states.More news:  Help Princess Cruises break the world record for largest vow renewal at sea“We believe this is the most effective way to provide a safe environment for our customers with allergies and still reasonably balance the diverse needs of our 41 million global customers we transport each year,” Air Canada spokeswoman Angela Mah said in an email.Westjet says on its website that it makes a cabin-wide announcement requesting passengers not open or consume any products containing nuts or nut products during the flight if they have an allergic passenger on board.The transportation agency says the report will be used for advice on future cases and new policies. The agency will also review its previous directives on accommodating passengers with severe nut allergies.Nugent says it’s terrifying to know your child’s life could be at risk in the air and she can’t understand why the transportation agency won’t require airlines to ask passengers to not eat nuts.“I can assure you, if one of those people making that decision had a child with an allergy such as peanuts, which is deadly, they would not make that decision,” she said. Posted by << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more