Sensex down 140 points amid poor global cues

first_imgMumbai: The Sensex fell by 140 points during the early trade on Friday, dragged by finance and banking stocks. All the sectoral indices except pharma stocks traded lower. Metal and IT stocks came under heavy selling pressure during the early trade. Besides, markets are awaiting a stimulus package and relief for foreign portfolio investors from the super-rich surcharge announced in the Budget. At 9.56 a.m., the Sensex traded 140.29 points lower or 0.38 per cent at 37,171.24. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscal The broader Nifty also traded lower at 10,975.95, down 53.45 points or 0.48 per cent. Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Finance Ministry officials on Thursday, which gave way to hopes of market-friendly announcements soon. However, global markets are under tremendous pressure ever since the US treasury bond yield curve inverted for the first time since 2007, a sign of an imminent recession in the US. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boost Global growth concerns are already disturbing as the German and the UK economies have contracted and are on the brink of a technical recession. Also, trade data from China and the US is far from encouraging. An economy is said to have fallen into a recession if it logs two consecutive quarters of negative growth. Although the Indian economy is far from a recession, but some of the sectors like auto and manufacturing have seen negative growth. Foreign Institutional Investors (FIIs), meanwhile, have turned buyers in a positive development. FIIs bought Rs 1,614.63 crore worth of shares while Domestic Institutional Investors (DIIs) purchased scrips worth Rs 1,619.82 crore.last_img read more

Officials flagged 900 food items from China with problems over two years

first_imgOTTAWA — Canadian inspectors intercepted nearly 900 food products from China over concerns about faulty labels, unmentioned allergens and harmful contaminants that included glass and metal between 2017 and early 2019, according to internal federal records.The document provides an inside look at imports from China that caught the attention of officials for appearing to fall short of Canadian standards — from gum balls with “extraneous” metal, to three-minute chow mein that contained an insect, to spicy octopus feet flagged for a “non-specific hazard.”The list, compiled by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, was obtained through access-to-information law.Its release comes at a time of significant public interest in Canada about cross-border food inspections, especially those involving China.The scrutiny of agricultural goods has been central to a diplomatic dispute between Canada and its second-biggest trading partner. Bilateral frictions have intensified since the December arrest of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou in Vancouver and China’s subsequent detention of two Canadians on espionage allegations.The governing Liberals have come under pressure from rival Conservatives to respond by taking a harder line when it comes to Chinese imports.In recent weeks, China asked Canada to suspend all its meat-export certificates to the Asian country after Chinese customs inspectors detected residue from a restricted feed additive, called ractopamine, in a batch of Canadian pork products. A statement by China’s embassy in Ottawa said the investigation uncovered at least 188 forged veterinary health certificates and argued the Canadian system had “obvious safety loopholes.”Chinese authorities have also blocked imports of Canadian canola seeds, alleging they found pests in some shipments. The federal government says it has tried unsuccessfully to send a delegation of inspectors to China to examine the evidence.The economic consequences of China’s trade actions on Canadian food shipments, as well as the detentions of Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor, are widely seen as attempts by Beijing to pressure the Liberal government into releasing Meng.The list from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency shows it’s not uncommon for inspectors to raise concerns about imports from China.Between Jan. 1, 2017 and Feb. 29, 2019, agency officials “detected problems” with 889 food or food ingredient imports into Canada from China, according to the document.Only four food shipments, however, from China were refused entry into Canada over that period, CFIA’s quarterly reports show.An agency spokeswoman said CFIA investigates concerns to determine if it’s a hazard or fails to comply with Canadian standards. When necessary, she said officials take action — including minor label corrections, recalls, product seizure, entry refusals and the cancellation of licences.Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau said in an emailed statement that the issues in the CFIA list do not necessarily correlate to a particular problem with imported food products from foreign countries.“This is a list of cases reported to the CFIA that informs operational and follow-up activities to verify compliance and take any appropriate actions, in accordance with laws and regulations,” Bibeau said.“The Canadian food safety system is strong and recognized as one of the best in the world and the government is confident in all products approved by the CFIA as safe for local consumption as well as for export.”The list only provides numbers for China and does not include comparable numbers for Canada’s other trading partners.Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer recently called on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to step up inspections on all products from China and to consider slapping tariffs on imports.Bibeau’s office has said Canada has no intention of increasing inspections on Chinese imports.Sylvanus Kwaku Afesorgbor, an expert in agri-food trade and policy, wrote in an email that Canada would likely take a long time before implementing actions against Chinese imports.“Canada will always play to the rules and exhaust all democratic channels available through international trade agreements such as (the World Trade Organization),” wrote Afesorgbor, an assistant professor at the University of Guelph.“Any retaliatory action may result in trade war and that may negatively affect the two countries.”Glenford Jameson, a Toronto-based lawyer with expertise in the food sector, said the CFIA list provides an extra level of detail that’s usually omitted from public documents. He added that none of the concerns flagged in the document are highly unusual.“This list is a list that wouldn’t be surprising from any country, including the United States, and is really just a byproduct of having a stringent food-inspection and food-regulatory system,” Jameson said.“No food commodity is traded at 100 per cent perfect compliance all the time.”Follow @AndyBlatchford on TwitterAndy Blatchford, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

SETH ROGEN TAKES A JAB AT GAME OF THRONES EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS IM

first_imgAdvertisement Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Seth Rogen (Todd Williamson/JanuaryImages/Shutterstock) BILLY EICHNER, SETH ROGEN RECALL MEETING BEYONCÉ FOR THE FIRST TIME AT ‘THE LION KING’ PREMIEREBilly Eichner and Seth Rogen may co-star in the new “The Lion King” with Beyoncé, but they didn’t meet Queen Bey until the world premiere of the movie earlier this month in Hollywood.“She was really lovely,” Eichner told me when he and Rogen sat down for this week’s episode of “The Big Ticket,” Variety and iHeart’s movie podcast. “We happened to be backstage together. Seth and I were the first ones backstage waiting to go and then Beyoncé was the next person. Seth and I were just in the corner not knowing what to do or say. She came right up to us, introduced herself and gave us all hugs.” READ MORE SETH ROGEN & BILLY EICHNER ON ‘THE LION KING’ AND FAVORITE DISNEYLAND RIDESWith director Jon Favreau’s The Lion King now playing in theaters, I recently sat down with Seth Rogen (Pumbaa) and Billy Eichner (Timon) for an exclusive interview. During the brief but fun interview, they talked about why being able to record together helped their performances, if Disney gave them free annual passports as a thank you for being in the film, what’s their favorite rides at Disneyland, and more. READ MORE SETH ROGEN TAKES A JAB AT ‘GAME OF THRONES” EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: ‘I’M WILLING TO SHOW MY FACE’The stars of “Game Of Thrones” tried to put the series finale controversy behind them during a panel on Friday at Comic-Con, but Seth Rogen just brought it up again.Seth Rogen, producer of “Preacher”, and the show’s stars Dominic Cooper, Ruth Negga, Julie Ann Emery and Mark Harelik took the stage at Hall H to talk about the final season of their comic book adaptation, the moderator asked Rogen if “Preacher” or “Game Of Thrones” would have a better ending. READ MORE Twitter Facebook SETH ROGEN & BILLY EICHNER INTERVIEW: THE LION KINGThe Lion King’s dynamic duo of Timon (Billy Eichner) and Pumbaa (Seth Rogen) stole the show for many captivated viewers this week. With updated jokes and improvised riffs that will soon become brand-new classics, they took Hakuna Matata to the next level. The established comedians shared a little about their recording experience with Screen Rant, as well as divulging which scene had them the most worried. READ MORE Advertisementlast_img read more

UN relief agency for Palestine refugees receives King Hussein humanitarian prize

The prize was presented in Amman to UNRWA Commissioner-General Peter Hansen by His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan on behalf of the trustees of the King Hussein Foundation, which is chaired by Her Majesty Queen Noor, wife of the late King. The award recognizes individuals, groups and institutions which have demonstrated exceptional humanitarian leadership in their efforts to advocate for sustainable development, human rights, tolerance, equity and peace. In granting the award to UNRWA, the Foundation’s selection committee cited the Agency’s “relentless effort in rendering humanitarian services to Palestine refugees and its tireless efforts in promoting peace in the area.”Accepting the honour, Mr Hansen said the prize came at a time when events in the occupied Palestinian territory had brought the Agency closer than ever to the refugees it served. “I am truly proud of the way our courageous staff members have often risked their lives to go out into the field and provide immediate sustenance to the often frightened refugees,” he said. “I am sure the Foundation shares my gratitude for their selfless devotion to duty.”The accompanying $50,000 prize will be used by the Agency for its programme of trauma counselling for children psychologically affected by the recent violence in the occupied Palestinian territory. UNRWA, which was established by the General Assembly following the 1948 Arab-Israeli conflict, now provides basic services to 3.9 million refugees in Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. read more

UN health agency urges greater government action against noncommunicable diseases

Speaking at the launch of the WHO’s Global status report on noncommunicable diseases 2014, the agency’s Director-General, Dr. Margaret Chan, announced that by investing anywhere from $1 to $3 per person per year, countries could dramatically reduce illness and death from NCDs. “In 2015, every country needs to set national targets and implement cost-effective actions. If they do not,” Dr. Chan said, “millions of lives will continue to be lost too soon.”According to the report, nearly half of premature NCD deaths are preventable. In fact, 16 million of the 38 million lives lost to NCDs, or 42 per cent, could be saved through ramped up government policies targeting tobacco use, the harmful use of alcohol, unhealthy diets and physical inactivity, and providing universal health care.In Brazil, the report notes by example, the NCD mortality rate is dropping 1.8 per cent per year due, in part, to the expansion of primary health, in direct contrast to the global trend, which saw the rate of NCD deaths rise by 9.6 per cent between 2000 and 2012. Despite Brazil’s successes in reducing NCD mortality, however, the WHO is calling for more action to be taken to reduce the epidemic which is particularly widespread in low- and middle-income countries where NCD deaths are overtaking those from infectious diseases. In addition, the rate of premature deaths is especially impacting those countries’ efforts to alleviate poverty and achieve specific development goals. From 2011 to 2025, cumulative economic losses due to NCDs for low- and middle-income countries are estimated at $7 trillion. As a result, the UN agency has outlined a nine-point voluntary action plan which, it says, would address key NCD risk factors including tobacco use, salt intake, physical inactivity, high blood pressure and harmful use of alcohol and seek to reduce the number of premature NCD deaths by 25 per cent by 2025. “Our world possesses the knowledge and resources to achieve the nine global NCD targets by 2025,” explained Dr. Oleg Chestnov, the WHO’s Assistant Director-General for Noncommunicable Diseases and Mental Health. “Falling short of the targets would be unacceptable.” Among its suggestions, the report also provides so-called ‘best buy’ or cost-effective, high-impact interventions which encompass all forms of tobacco advertising, the replacement of trans fats with polyunsaturated fats, restricting or banning alcohol advertising, preventing heart attacks and strokes, promoting breastfeeding, implementing public awareness programmes on diet and physical activity, and preventing cervical cancer through screening. “If we miss this opportunity to set national targets in 2015 and work towards attaining our promises in 2025, we will have failed to address one of the major challenges for development in the 21st century,” concluded Dr. Chestnov. read more

Jackson Johnson spark Grambling past Niagara 7468

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. — Devante Jackson and Lasani Johnson combined to score 31 points and Grambling knocked off Niagara, 74-68 in a Fort Myers Tip-off game Friday.The Tigers, now winners of two straight, take on the winner of a game between St. Francis-Brooklyn and IUPUI Saturday at Niagara.Johnson’s jumper with 1:11 left in the first half gave Grambling a 44-32 advantage, but the Purple Eagles surged back and Marvin Prochet’s 3 with :28 remaining cut the deficit to 44-37.Niagara twice got within five, 71-66 in the final minute, but could get no closer.Jackson finished with 16 points for Grambling (3-2), with Johnson adding 15 points and Ivy Smith Jr. 12. The Tigers shot 27 of 55 from the field (49.1 per cent), including 6 of 14 from distance.Prochet finished with 23 points and 12 rebounds to lead Niagara (2-2), which shot 22 of 66 from the field (33.3 per cent) and was just 3 of 22 from distance. Dominic Robb added 15 points.The Associated Press read more

Treat Easter Island Moai statue at British Museum like human remains says international

The Easter Island dispute follows several other claims the British Museum face, including returning the Elgin Marbles to Greece and the Benin Bronzes to Nigeria.Ms Zarate, who studied her doctorate in international law at the University of Oxford, said: “You can say that the Greeks are attached to the Elgin Marbles, that the Nigerians are attached to the Benin Bronzes, but it’s not the same degree of attachment as it is for the Easter Islanders.“Out of all the 900 Moais built by the Rapa Nui people, this is the finest of all.”Felipe Ward, Chile’s National Treasures Minister, said: “I do agree that this moai is so much more than an object. A long time ago, when someone important died, it was built by the Rapa Nui community even with the physical features of the deceased.“I am confident that this campaign and also the conversations that we had with the British Museum authorities, are heading in the right direction.”The British Museum said it hoped to  develop positive collaborations with the Rapa Nui community. Easter Island’s Moai statue should be “treated like human remains”, an expert in international law has said.The Moai statue, named the Hoa Hakananai’a, has been in the possession of the British Museum since around 1870, after it was taken to England from the Chilean island by Richard Powell, captain of HMS Topaze.But the indigenous population of Easter Island, known as the Rapa Nui, have requested it is returned.The British Museum are only considering a temporary loan of three to five months as they believe “there is great value in presenting objects from across the world” in London.Paz Zarate, a legal practitioner in public international law who has experience of cases before the International Court of Justice, said: “The case of the Easter Island Moai statue is different from other cases British museums are facing. What distinguishes it is that it’s a claim being made by indigenous people.“For them, this is not an object or a statue. For them this is a grandfather and it’s full of spirit needed back in the island to care for the people. This is family for them and it helps explain their emotional reaction.“This case should be treated like we are dealing with human remains, not just a statue. In Western culture, we treat human remains with reverence because this is how we honour the past of our ancestors. In other cultures, they have other ways of honouring the dead. For them, this is their way.” 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. read more

Ausdrill wins contract on one of the highest margin undeveloped gold projects

first_imgHummingbird Resources has appointed African Mining Services (AMS), a subsidiary of ASX listed Ausdrill Ltd, as its mining contractor at the company’s Yanfolila gold project in Mali, where mine construction is currently underway ahead of its first gold pour, expected to occur in 2017.This is just one of dozens of projects to be covered in the first issue of 2017 of International Mining Project News (published fortnightly) – ask emma@im-mining.com for more information on a subscription.Dan Betts, CEO of Hummingbird Resources: “Appointing AMS as our mining contractor is another major milestone for Hummingbird and represents the single largest contract the company will award. AMS has an excellent reputation for high quality work with an exemplary health and safety record. The team also boasts over 25 years’ experience operating in West Africa. I am delighted to embark on this partnership with AMS as we look forward to the commencement of mining at Yanfolila.”Ron Sayers, Managing Director of Ausdrill, said: “We look forward to working with Hummingbird to achieve its goal of developing the Yanfolila gold project, and running it as an efficient, low cost, high grade open pit mining operation. Ausdrill’s 25 years’ experience working in the West African gold sector means we have the track record and know-how to ensure the delivery of a safe and profitable mining operation.”Hummingbird has appointed AMS for an initial three year period with an option for the company to extend the contract by a further year of mining at Yanfolila. The total value of the contract is expected to be approximately $112 million over three years.   The pricing represents a circa 5% improvement for the company as well as increased flexibility and transparency when compared to Hummingbird’s DFS, released by the company in February 2016.  As the largest contract the company will enter into for the development of the Yanfolila Gold Project, these changes represent significant benefits to the company.AMS anticipates incurring capital expenditure of approximately $38 million for the acquisition of new equipment and that it will employ approximately 450 personnel (the majority of which will be local) for this contract.Mining operations at Yanfolila will be carried out using conventional drill and blast, and load and haul mining methods from two deposits initially. Mining is due to commence in Q3 2017 with first gold pour due by the end of Q4 2017.Additionally, as a result of the improved terms Hummingbird has negotiated with AMS, it has also extended the termination date of the subscription agreement with Lindine Inc which was entered into on 1 June 2016. The agreement now states that the due date of the undertaking to pay in respect of its interest in 16,103,425 shares shall be amended to the earlier of the date of transfer of the shares, and 30 June 2017.Yanfolila is the company’s most advanced asset, which boasts impressive economics and production fundamentals, including 132,000 oz gold targeted for its first full year of production, which would deliver around $70 million of free cash flow at a $1,250/oz gold price. On its initial eight-year mine life, Yanfolila has an IRR of 60% and an NPV of $162 million at $1,250 gold price, making it one of the highest margin undeveloped gold projects in Africa.  All in sustaining cash costs of $695/oz places it in the lowest quartile of African producers, and well placed to operate profitably in a lower gold price environment. Yanfolila is fully funded to production and commitments to date represent nearly 30% of the project capex and it remains on budget and schedule.last_img read more

Cristina Neagu recovering from injury I am not handball machine

The best World’s handball player for 2010, Romanian princess, Cristina Neagu talked about recovering time after shoulder surgery in February. She is still out of the handball court without any date, when she will come back, but with strong will to wait how long is necessary to be ready and fit as before:– I don’t count days until come back, because I am following steps in recovering period. Soon, I will go back to the USA, to the first medical examination. I don’t know, if I will stay there, depends on what doctor says. If exercises aren’t sophisticated, then I will recover at home.Will you be ready for the WC 2011 in Brasil?– I want to return as soon as possible at the ground, but it is important to be healthy 100%. People has to ask first how I feel physically, mentally. I am a man, I do not want to be seen as a handball machine – said Cristina for domestic Prosport.ro. Cristina Neaguhandball machine ← Previous Story Zeitz to Heuberger: “No Coming Back” Next Story → Marinko Kelecevic died in Motor accident read more

Windows Phone 75 features new Bing integration native Windows Live Messenger support

first_imgOnly fairly recently has Microsoft actually confirmed that the Mango update for Windows Phone will indeed be branded as Windows Phone 7.5, and now some additional consumer-facing changes in the update have been revealed to the Windows Phone Dev Podcast.In addition to features we already knew about like card-style multitasking and the arrival of Internet Explorer 9 Mobile, WP 7.5 will also include much deeper (and more powerful) Bing integration. The updated OS will offer Bing-powered visual and audio search – just snap a picture or put your device next to a speaker and Bing will return results just as it would if you keyed in a query. The audio search functions very much like existing apps such as Shazam or Soundhound, and Bing’s visual search will allow users to scan barcodes, QR codes, and Microsoft Tags without the need for a third-party app. Turn-by-turn directions are also due to arrive, thanks to the navigational goodness of Bing Maps.AdChoices广告One of Windows Phone 7’s biggest omissions is also being officially addressed with the debut of Windows Live Messenger. WLM will offer plenty of slick functionality, including People Hub integration. When you choose to message a buddy, the app will automatically send an IM instead of SMS if he or she is currently signed into Windows Live. It’s expected that a toggle will be offered for this particular feature, since some users won’t want to nibble away at their data allowance when unlimited text messaging is part of their cellular contract. One other handy messaging feature is coming in WP 7.5 – you’ll be able to dictate SMS messages to your device for hands-free responses to your inbound texts.There may yet be more goodies in store in Windows Phone 7.5, and we’ll likely know about them very soon. The new SDK will be rolling out to developers in the very near future – I just hope the update gets pushed to end users in a much less frustration-packed fashion than previous Windows Phone patches.More at LiveSide and Windows Phone Dev Podcastlast_img read more

Hori proves how good its PS Vita screen protector is with a

first_imgScreen protectors have become quite an important accessory in recent years due pretty much every device we carry around having a large display. And while Gorilla Glass may go along way towards protecting the majority of these displays, you don’t want them getting scratched or cracked, so you cover them up with a screen protector.So how do you market a screen protector and make it stand out from the competition? After all, they all look the same once you remove the packaging. In the case of Japanese accessories manufacturer Hori, you horrify gadgets lovers everywhere by trying to scratch a PS Vita screen with everything from a headphone jack to a wire brush.You can watch their PS Vita screen protector testing video below. It may be difficult, but try not to look away.I’d expect any screen protector to withstand being rubbed with a headphone jack or a coin, but a wire brush? That’s going to cause serious damage to most surface types, but somehow the Hori screen protector survives unscratched.The worst part of this video is when the screen protector is removed and the wire brush is once again scrubbed on the screen. The end result? A very scratched display and a PS Vita nobody is going to want to play games on again without first replacing it.This is effective marketing because if I was buying a screen protector for a Vita I would now favor purchasing one made by Hori. It could be other manufacturers offer the same level of protection, but then they haven’t made an equally horrifying video to prove it and grab my attention.last_img read more

Stathis Raftopoulos book launch

first_imgThe launch of the book Stathis Raftopoulos MBE – Poet. A contemporary Ulysses in the Antipodes, by the Greek scholar Kyriakos Amanatides will be launched by George Pagalis. The book launch is organised by the Ithacan Philanthropic Society, in co-operation with AHEPA, the Eptanesian Co-Operative Society Ltd, the Greek Australian Cultural League of Melbourne and the Hellenic Writers Association of Australia. Everyone is welcome. When: Sunday 10 November at 3.00 pm Where: Functions room of the Ithacan Philanthropic Society, 2nd floor, 329 Elizabeth St, Melbourne For more information, visit www.gacl.com.au Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img

Deux astronautes de sortie dans lespace

first_imgDeux astronautes de sortie dans l’espaceLa dernière sortie spatiale de l’ère des navettes américaines est en cours ce mardi. Les astronautes américains Ron Garan et Mike Fossum, qui étaient déjà sur la station spatiale internationale avant l’arrivée d’Atlantis, ont entamé une excursion de 6 heures et demie.Depuis 13h22 GMT, les astronautes Ron Garan et Mike Fossum sont de sortie dans l’espace, et ce, pour six heures et demie. Les deux Américains doivent récupérer un module contenant une pompe d’ammoniaque qui s’est soudainement arrêtée, sur la Station spatiale internationale (ISS) où Atlantis est amarrée depuis dimanche. La pompe sera acheminée vers la Terre plus tard, au retour de la navette spatiale, et examinée par des scientifiques qui essaieront de déterminer pourquoi elle s’est arrêtée.À lire aussiSpaceX : la Tesla envoyée dans l’espace a déjà franchi une étapeIl faudra également pour les deux astronautes récupérer dans la soute de la navette un appareil appelé Robotic Refueling Mission ou RRM, qui ressemble à une machine à laver et pèse environ 200 kilogrammes. Celui-ci servira à tester de nouvelles technologies permettant de ravitailler des satellites.Cette sortie dans l’espace, la 160e dédiée à l’assemblage et à la maintenance du complexe orbital depuis 1998, fait partie de l’emploi du temps très chargé établi pour la dernière mission d’Atlantis, même si ce sont deux astronautes déjà présents sur l’ISS avant l’arrivée de la navette qui s’en chargent.Les quatre astronautes qui font partie de l’équipage d’Atlantis restent à l’intérieur durant l’intervention de Ron Garan et Mike Fossum. Pendant ce temps, ils continuent de décharger les quatre tonnes de vivres (nourriture, habits…) que la navette a transporté. Le 12 juillet 2011 à 18:04 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Election weather bog down October housing market in Clark County

first_imgClark County’s hot housing market cooled slightly in October, according to a report released Monday by Portland-based listing service RMLS. Prices were slightly higher and the number of homes for sale remains low. Industry analysts say “seasonal cooling” — when fall and winter weather bogs down housing activity — and the elections may have contributed.According to the report, the numbers of houses hitting the market, sales pending and sales closing — gauges of the housing market — all declined from September to October.Listings for new houses for sale fell by 13 percent from September, dropping from 894 to 769 in October. Similarly, pending sales dropped 8.9 percent to 743 total. The number of closings decreased 16 percent, from 771 to 648, the report said.The downswing aligns with sluggishness that is typical in the year’s fourth quarter. Still, while total sales to date this year remain higher than the previous year, October 2015 was a bit stronger than October 2016.last_img read more

Statement – Hon Akierra Missick MP Leeward and Long Bay

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, July 29, 2017 – Providenciales – Residents of Leeward, Long Bay, and the Turks and Caicos Islands, last night our Country was shaken by reports of an assault on a visitor in our community.As the MP for the Leeward and Long Bay constituency I am duty bound to act. I confirm via this release that during the last few weeks I’ve met with Property Managers, Security Companies, Police Officers and Residents in our Community to develop a plan to disrupt these incidents and all criminal activities. Prior to this incident I’d requested a meeting with His Excellency the Governor and Commissioner of Police to discuss the Community Security Protocol we would seek to implement in Leeward and Long Bay.Crime has reached beyond a point of zero tolerance and we as a Community must draw an indelible line and declare that we will take no more. Never before have we as a nation seen a relentless assault on our society and our way of life. We as a people deserve to live at peace as we work to build a better Turks and Caicos and continue making this the best small country in the world.Earlier today I met again with Property Owners and Managers, Hotel and Tourism officials, where I reassured them that they have my full support and I’ll lobby for increased policing resources for our communities and I am confident that as a nation we will recover from this scourge but it is important that we recover to a stronger position of safety and security.I have received an update about the victims of the incident and want to offer to them thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery on behalf of the people of Leeward and Long Bay.There are many among us who are victims, the former Premier, former Speaker of the House, Teachers, chefs, Students, PR professional just to name a few, our nation supports them all. Their plight will never be in vain and we salute them all for their bravery. To the persons affected I say that the people of Leeward and Long Bay hear your story, the entire nation hears you and the persons that have sought to bring harm and steal from us will hear all of us and hear us in no uncertain terms when we say CRIME MUST STOP NOW.Finally constituents and fellow TCI residents, please remain prayerful for our police officers and our communities and may you all be blessed.Press Release: Hon. Akierra Missick Related Items:last_img read more

Pellegrinis agent denies United links

first_imgAccording to the agent of AS Roma star Lorenzo Pellegrini, “only thinking about Roma” and not interested in a move to Manchester United.Pellegrini has a £27m release clause in his contract and Jose Mourinho is reportedly interested in signing the 22-year-old Italy international after an impressive start to the season.However, his agent Giampiero Pocetta was quick to rubbish reports linking Pellegrini to the Red Devils in the January transfer window.“I’m sorry that rumors have spread about financial aspects relating to him and his team-mates, that for Lorenzo have never been important,” Pocetta told Corriere Dello Sport.“He doesn’t live for meetings, especially financial ones.harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“He’s getting what he deserves on the pitch, and the rumors about the transfer market have never distracted him nor disturbed him.“Pellegrini is only thinking about improving with, and for, Roma.“These issues don’t count, for now, it’s normal that Pellegrini is liked. Lorenzo is happy though, he’s already chosen Roma once.“Then, when it’s time, we’ll sit down with Monchi [Roma sporting director] again.”last_img read more

Timbers beat rival Sounders 10

first_imgPORTLAND — Hearts were in stomachs, and throats, as the Seattle Sounders bounced around the goal, desperately trying to score a tying goal. But, even when the ball bounced off of defender Pa Moudo Kah and then the crossbar, even as Jack Jewsbury had to clear away the follow up, Portland Timbers coach Caleb Porter believed Sunday would be his team’s night.Thanks to a strike from Kalif Alhassan moments before halftime, more hard-nosed defending — and, yes, some good fortune — the Timbers beat the Sounders 1-0 at sold-out Jeld-Wen Field to climb atop the Western Conference standings and move into a tie with the New York Red Bulls for the most points in Major League Soccer.“We dodged some bullets, for sure. But, in the end I think it was our game to win,” Porter said.With two games left in the regular season, the Timbers (13 wins, five losses, 14 ties) are on the verge of their first playoff berth and challenging for the Supporters’ Shield trophy as the best team in the regular season. Portland has 53 points, one more than Real Salt Lake, the team that visits Jeld-Wen Field on Saturday.Seattle (15-11-6) is two points back of Portland, in third place. By beating the Sounders for the second time in MLS competition, the Timbers sent the 2013 Cascadia Cup north to Vancouver.“To go up to the top of the league against your rival, that makes it even sweeter,” Kah said. “We had some (uncertain) moments. But I feel like we controlled the game.”last_img read more

Man hospitalized after South Beach stabbing

first_imgMIAMI BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – Police are investigating a stabbing in South Beach that sent one man to the hospital, Sunday morning.According to Miami Beach Police, officers found the victim with a stab wound to his midsection, near Euclid Avenue and Seventh Street.Paramedics rushed the victim to Jackson Memorial Hospital, where he remains in stable condition.Officials said it remains unclear what led to the attack.If you have any information on this stabbing, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

Govt spotting property of Bangabandhus killers 71s collaborators

first_imgBangladesh Awami League president and prime minister Sheikh Hasina speaks in parliament on Wednesday. Photo: Focus BanglaBangladesh Awami League president and prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday said her government is identifying the movable and immovable property of Bangabandhu’s killers, convicted war criminals and “razakars” (‘71’s collaborators), in their names or others names, as part of its move to confiscate those.”Apart from identifying their wealth, the process to confiscate those is on,” she said while responding to a question from Selina Begum (Woman Seat-6) during the PM’s question-answer session in parliament, reports UNB.She said the killers of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, those who committed crimes against humanity, convicted war criminals and “razakars”, who were involved in the killing of 30 lakh people during the Liberation War, have no scope to have property in an independent country.”They have no right to have those,” she said.Meanwhile, in her valedictory speech in the 19th session of the current parliament, Hasina sharply criticised her arch enemy Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) for making Tarique Rahman its acting chairman.She also lambasted the main opposition political party for dropping section 7 from its charter.”What will the party that accepts corruption as policy or support it in its charter, and accepts a corrupt leader work for the wellbeing of people? They [its leaders] can commit only plundering, killing people and corruption,” he said at his valedictory speech in the 19th session of the current Parliament.Hasina said BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia might guess before the court’s judgment that she would go to the jail and dropped the section 7 from BNP’s charter to pave the way for corrupt and convicts to hold her party posts.”This means BNP has accepted corruption and a convict as its leader,” she said.Immediately after a person (Khaleda Zia) landed in jail after being convicted, another person (Tarique Rahman) was given the charge (of chairman of BNP), who is also a convict and doesn’t stay in the country. The fugitive convict who stays abroad taking asylum was given the charge of the party,” Hasina said.She said her arch enemy Khaleda Zia might have realised that everyone among those who can be given the charge is facing many graft cases. “All are corrupt and there’re cases against all.”Turning to cases filed against her during the caretaker government, she criticised caretaker government adviser Mainul Husein not mentioning his name.Pointing finger at him, Hasina said now a gentleman is talking tall talks. “He’s a very qualified person.”She said he mentioned in a TV talk-show that he is shocked as educated persons like him was called donkey [idiot] by Hasina in her remarks in parliament.Hasina alleged that this gentleman along with Bangabandhu’s killer Huda and Pasha formed a political party named Progotishil Ganotantrik Shakti in the 1980s and spent tens of thousands of money for the party.”What were the sources of that money? Now we have to hear talks about democracy from his mouth!” said Hasina.Before the formation of the last caretaker government, Hasina said, Mainul Husein had requested her so that he could be an adviser. “When we sent names for advisers, we also sent his name. But he arrested me first being the adviser and filed cases against me. He himself phoned me not to return home from abroad during the caretaker government,” she said.last_img read more

Canine Influenza Reported In Texas — Two Cases In Harris County

first_img To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Share Listen X 00:00 /01:08 Ed MayberrySeveral cases of canine influenza have been reported in Texas — two cases in Harris County.Texas A&M’s Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory is monitoring several cases of canine influenza in Texas, including two in Harris County. Lori Teller is with the Meyerland Animal Clinic.“Most of the dog population in the area is not protected against it. It’s not one of the core vaccines that dogs get on a regular basis.”The symptoms are very similar to human flu symptoms.“They’ll run a fever. They’ll feel really bad, be very lethargic, may not want to eat. Sneezing, coughey, watery eyes, discharge from the nose, and they just really don’t want to get up and move at all.”Dogs exposed to other dogs — for example, at boarding facilities, dog parks and grooming salons — are at a greater risk of coming into contact with the virus.“The big thing to be aware of — most dogs that are otherwise healthy can go on and recover with supportive care. Young puppies and older dogs are at higher risk from getting secondary pneumonias.”Teller says owners should discuss their dog’s risk with their vet. There have been no reports of dog flu being spread to humans.last_img read more