Dahi Handi: SC asks HC to hear plea against age, height cap

first_imgNew Delhi, Aug 1 (PTI) Ahead of Janmashtami, the Supreme Court today remanded back to the Bombay High Court a plea of Maharashtra government challenging its order capping the height of the human pyramid and barring participation of minors in the famous Dahi-handi festival.A bench of Justices Kurian Joseph and R Banumathi sent the matter back to the high court asking it to consider the plea afresh in the wake of material furnished by the state government, several NGOs and individuals.The bench said the matter would be taken up by the Bombay High Court on August 7.The state government has told the apex court that it has put several security measures in place and therefore, the age cap should be relaxed.Dahi Handi is a ritual which will be observed during Janmashtami on August 14 this year across Maharashtra and nearby states.The apex court had on August 17, 2016 refused to relax conditions put by the High Court like barring youths below 18 years of age from participating in Dahi-Handi festival in Maharashtra and capping the height of the human pyramid at 20 feet.Few days later, a Mumbai-based organisation had sought modification of the order saying capping the height of human pyramid would take the “adventure” out of the festival which has become a “popular and competitive” sport in the western megapolis.It had told the court that the highest human pyramid at 43.79 feet has found mention in the Guinness Book of World Records and capping it would be “unfair”.The court, however, had refused to modify its order saying this ritual sometimes caused serious injuries to participants, particularly spinal cord injuries.advertisementIn August 17, 2016 order, the apex court had suspended the operation of two directions passed by the Bombay High Court to regulate the Dahi-Handi festival.One of the directions related to amending the existing law to bar children below 18 years of age from participating in dangerous performances like being part of the human pyramid of Dahi-Handi festival.The second direction of the High Court, which was also suspended, related to the part of the order which makes it mandatory for organisers to apprise authorities 15 days in advance about various aspects such as place of celebration, its timing and personal information, including birth certificates of participating Govindas on the ground of paucity of sufficient time.The Supreme Court had on August 10 revived a plea challenging a Bombay HC order restricting the height of human pyramids to 20 feet for Dahi-Handi ritual, saying it needed to hear the PIL petitioner before passing any order.The Maharashtra government had earlier approached the apex court seeking clarification on its 2014 order by which it had stayed the high court decision banning participation of those below 18-years in the popular Dahi-Handi ritual.The high court had on August 11, 2014 ordered that the height of human pyramids should not exceed 20 feet and that children below the age of 18 should not be allowed to participate. PTI MNL AG DVlast_img read more

Axiomtek: robust 12.1-inch touch panel computer for industrial automation

first_img Continue Reading Previous You think your software works? Prove it!Next Cadence: Sigrity PowerDC supports open neutral file format for thermal interoperability Axiomtek introduce the P1127E-500, a 12.1-inch touch panel computer with an industrial-grade mechanism design and rich expansions. The robust IP65-rated touch panel computer features built-in speakers, an optional Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n module and WLAN antenna, making it perfectly suited for use in multimedia kiosks or as a human machine interface in industrial automation applications.The P1127E-500 has a 12.1-inch XGA TFT LCD display with 5-wire resistive touchscreen and 500 nits of brightness. This high-performance touch panel PC supports the 7th/6th generation Intel Core, Celeron and Pentium processors in an LGA1151 socket with the Intel H110 chipset. Coming with one PCIe x4 slot or PCI slot, the 12.1” industrial touch panel system offers flexible integration of a variety of add-on cards.The P1127E-500 is equipped with dual DDR4-2133 Long-DIMM sockets supporting up to 32GB system memory. The rich I/O options include three RS-232 ports, one RS-232/422/485 port, four USB 3.0 ports, two USB 2.0 ports, two Gigabit Ethernet ports, one audio (Mic-in/Line-out), one VGA, one HDMI and one DisplayPort. This expandable touch panel computer also has one 2.5” SATA HDD for storage. It can be installed using a desktop stand, VESA arm, or wall mounting. It is compatible with the Windows 10, Windows 8.1, and Windows 7 operating systems.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Boards & Modules last_img read more

FIH delegation visits Bhubaneswar in run-up to Hockey World Cup

first_imgBhubaneswar, Jun 25 (PTI) International Hockey Federation (FIH) events director Gabrielle van Zwieten today embarked on a two-day visit here to ensure that the preparations are up to speed in the lead up to the Hockey Men’s World Cup to be held in November. Accompanied by Hockey India officials, Gabrielle had extensive meetings with Vishal K Dev, commissioner-cum-secretary to Department of Youth Services and Sports and representatives from various departments of Odisha government to discuss the overall progress of work. The day long proceedings also included the 5th Executive Committee Meeting for organisation of the World Cup chaired by Aditya Prasad Padhi, chief secretary and chief development commissioner of Odisha government. Gabrielle will visit the remaining facilities tomorrow to check the preparedness to host the International teams. “I am delighted with the progress of work here at the Kalinga Stadium and I am quite confident the venue will be ready well within the stipulated time,” she said. “The keenness of the Odisha Govt and Hockey India to deliver to perfection and leave no stone unturned in their preparations to host the biggest hockey event is worth a mention and I am confident the hockey fraternity will witness a spectacular event starting this November.” The infrastructural work at the iconic Kalinga Stadium includes the up-gradation of seating capacity to 15,000. The stadium will also get two brand new pitches. The flood lights at both main pitch and the practice pitch too have been upgraded while the entire main stadium is being given a face-lift with wider roads, new gates, permanent CCTV cameras for safety point of view.advertisement A total of 36 matches will be played during the Hockey World Cup which opens with a clash between world no. 3 Belgium and world no. 11 Canada on November 28. Hosts India will also open their campaign on the same day as they face South Africa. The hosts will also be in action on December 2 when they play a strong Belgium team whom they defeated in the quarter-finals of the Hockey World League Final at the same venue. Indias third and final pool match will be against Canada on December 8. The sixteen participating teams will play three matches each during the league stage over the span of twelve days before four cross-over matches take place on December 10 and 11. PTI ATKATKlast_img read more

Fantasy football: Injuries & suspensions

first_imgFantasy Football Fantasy football: Premier League injuries & suspensions Ryan Kelly Last updated 2 years ago 23:00 8/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Jonjo Shelvey Newcastle Tottenham Getty Fantasy Football Premier League Swansea City Everton Leicester City AFC Bournemouth Arsenal Liverpool Watford Chelsea Burnley Huddersfield Town Crystal Palace West Bromwich Albion Southampton Stoke City Brighton & Hove Albion Manchester City Manchester United Tottenham Hotspur Newcastle United West Ham United Goal keeps you up to date on the latest news regarding players who have been banned or will miss games due to injury It’s important for fantasy football managers to stay on top of their squad’s health and availability if they are to ensure they bring home the best possible points haul.Players pick up injuries throughout the season and some big names are even missing the start of the new campaign, while others will undoubtedly be on the receiving end of suspensions.It can be difficult to stay on top of who is injured and sometimes suspensions can even sneak up on you, so  Goal has compiled a list of all the players who are unable or unlikely to play, either through injury or suspension. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Note: Positions are based on those in the Fantasy Premier League game. Skip to… 1. Arsenal 2. Bournemouth 3. Brighton 4. Burnley 5. Chelsea 6. Crystal Palace 7. Everton 8. Huddersfield Town 9. Leicester City 10. Liverpool 11. Manchester City 12. Manchester United 13. Newcastle United 14. Southampton 15. Stoke City 16. Swansea City 17. Tottenham 18. Watford 19. West Brom 20. West Ham ARSENAL HD Gabriel Paulista Arsenal 07082016Injured: Position Player Injury Potential return Defender Calum Chambers Groin strain Sep 9 Midfielder Santi Cazorla Ankle Unknown Forward Alex Iwobi Thigh strain Sep 9 Suspended:N/A Return to top BOURNEMOUTH Injured: Position Player Injury Potential return Defender Nathan Ake Ankle Sep 9 Defender Simon Francis Hamstring Sep 9 Midfielder Junior Stanislas Hip Sep 9 Forward Callum Wilson Knee Oct 10 Suspended:N/A Return to top BRIGHTON Injured: Position Player Injury Potential return Defender Gaetan Bong Unknown Unknown Defender Bruno Saltor Back Sep 9 Midfielder Beram Kayal Calf Oct 14 Midfielder Izzy Brown Hamstring Sep 15 Midfielder Steve Sidwell Back Unknown Forward Sam Baldock Calf Oct 1 Forward Tomer Hemed Hamstring Sep 9 Forward Glenn Murray Ankle Sep 9 Suspended:N/A Return to top BURNLEY Injured: Position Player Injury Potential return Midfielder Dean Marney Knee Oct 7 Midfielder Jeff Hendrick Thigh Sep 10 Forward Nakhi Wells Ankle Sep 30 Suspended:N/A Return to top CHELSEA Eden Hazard ChelseaInjured:N/ASuspended: Position Player Duration Potential return Defender Gary Cahill Three games Sep 17 Return to top CRYSTAL PALACEInjured: Position Player Injury Potential return Defender Pape Souare Broken leg & jaw Unknown Defender James Tomkins Groin Sep 10 Defender Jairo Riedewald Groin Sep 10 Midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek Groin Sep 10 Midfielder Yohann Cabaye Ankle Sep 10 Midfielder Bakary Sako Calf Sep 11 Midfielder Wilfried Zaha Knee Unknown Forward Connor Wickham Knee  Unknown Suspended:N/A Return to top EVERTONInjured: Position Player Injury Potential return Defender Seamus Coleman Broken leg Unknown Defender Ramiro Funes Mori Knee Unknown Defender Mason Holgate Ankle Sep 9 Midfielder Ross Barkley Groin Nov 18 Midfielder Yannick Bolasie Knee Unknown Midfielder Aaron Lennon Unknown Unknown Midfielder Davy Klaassen Ankle Sep 9 Midfielder James McCarthy Knee Sep 9 Suspended:N/A Return to top HUDDERSFIELDInjured: Position Player Injury Potential return Defender Martin Cranie Groin Sep 16 Defender Jon Stankovic Knee Unknown Midfielder Jonathan Hogg Ankle Sep 16 Forward Collin Quaner Knee Sep 16 Suspended:N/A Return to top LEICESTERInjured: Position Player Injury Potential return Defender Robert Huth Ankle Sep 9 Midfielder Vicente Iborra Groin Aug 26 Suspended: Return to top N/ALIVERPOOLHD Liverpool Danny IngsInjured: Position Player Injury Potential return Goalkeeper Adam Bogdan Knee (ACL) Unknown Defender Nathaniel Clyne Hamstring Unknown Midfielder Philippe Coutinho Unknown Unknown Midfielder Adam Lallana Thigh Unknown Forward Danny Ings Knee Unknown Suspended:N/A Return to top MANCHESTER CITYVincent Kompany Manchester City Brighton Premier LeagueInjured: Position Player Injury Potential return Defender Vincent Kompany Calf Sep 16 Midfielder Ilkay Gundogan Knee Sep 9 Suspended: Position Player Duration Potential return Midfielder Raheem Sterling One game Sep 16 Return to top MANCHESTER UNITEDWorst PL Team of the Week Marcos RojoInjured: Position Player Injury Potential return Defender Marcos Rojo Knee Unknown Forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic Knee Unknown Suspended:N/A Return to top NEWCASTLE UNITEDInjured: Position Player Injury Potential return Goalkeeper Karl Darlow Ankle Sep 10 Defender DeAndre Yedlin Thigh Sep 10 Defender Florian Leujeune Ankle Sep 10 Defender Paul Dummett Thigh Unknown Defender Chancel Mbemba Groin Unknown Forward Dwight Gayle Illness Sep 10 Suspended: Position Player Duration Potential return Forward Aleksandar Mitrovic Three games Oct 1 Return to top SOUTHAMPTONInjured:N/ASuspended:N/A Return to top STOKE CITYInjured: Position Player Injury Potential return Defender Kurt Zouma Ankle Sep 9 Defender Ryan Shawcross Back Unknown Midfielder Ibrahim Afellay Knee Unknown Midfielder Stephen Ireland Broken leg Unknown Midfielder Darren Fletcher Knee Sep 9 Midfielder Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting Hamstring Sep 9 Forward Julien Ngoy Thigh Sep 23 Forward Mame Biram Diouf Knee Sep 9 Suspended:N/A Return to top SWANSEAInjured: Position Player Injury Potential return Defender Kyle Bartley Knee Unknown Midfielder Leon Britton Back Sep 10 Midfielder Ki Seung-Yueng Knee Sep 16 Midfielder Nathan Dyer Calf Sep 30 Forward Jordan Ayew Illness Sep 10 Suspended:N/A Return to top TOTTENHAMDanny Rose, TottenhamInjured: Position Player Injury Potential return Defender Danny Rose Knee Sep 9 Defender Kieran Trippier Ankle Sep 9 Midfielder Erik Lamela Hip Oct 14 Midfielder Victor Wanyama Knee Sep 23 Midfielder Georges N’koudou Ankle Sep 16 Suspended:N/A Return to top WATFORDInjured:tr> Position Player Injury Potential return Defender Daryl Janmaat Groin Sep 9 Defender Younes Kaboul Unknown Sep 9 Defender Craig Cathcart Knee Unknown Defender Sebastian Prodl Thigh Sep 9 Midfielder Roberto Peyreyra Groin Sep 9 Forward Mauro Zarate Knee Sep 16 Suspended: Position Player Duration Potential return Defender Miguel Britos Three games Sep 30 Return to top WEST BROMInjured: Position Player Injury Potential return Defender Gareth McAuley Thigh Sep 10 Suspended: Position Player Duration Potential return Forward Hal Robson-Kanu Two games Sep 16 Return to top WEST HAMInjured: Position Player Injury Potential return Defender Winston Reid Calf Sep 11 Midfielder Manuel Lanzini Knee Sep 11 Midfielder Edmilson Fernandes Ankle Unknown Forward Andy Carroll Groin Sep 11 Suspended: Position Player Duration Potential return Midfielder Marko Arnautovic Three games Sep 16 Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Manchester City would not sell Jadon Sancho to us, claims Jürgen Klopp

first_imgnews Share via Email Share on Messenger Manchester City Topics Reuse this content Liverpool cannot afford to consider Bayern a fading force, says Klopp Share on WhatsApp Jürgen Klopp Liverpool, the manager admitted, wanted to sign Sancho but their rivalry with City rendered the deal a non-starter. Tottenham, Arsenal and Manchester United were also keen on the England forward before, having declined a professional contract at the Etihad Stadium, he joined Dortmund for an initial fee of £8m in August 2017.Asked about the recent trend of German clubs signing young English players, the former Dortmund manager replied: “Buying English players is a smart idea because we would never have a chance to get Sancho. We are not blind – we saw him, we liked him and then we think: ‘Can we get him?’ No. Because English clubs don’t sell to other English clubs. I don’t know exactly what the reason is for that but they don’t do it. Now they can go to Germany, which is a wonderful league.”Michael Zorc, Dortmund’s technical director, said recently that the quality of young players was higher in England than Germany at present. Klopp concurs, although he does not believe the Bundesliga has a lasting problem. “There is no dip,” he added. “Six or seven years ago you had all these boys coming up – Marco Reus, André Schürrle, Mario Götze, Thomas Müller, Mats Hummels – and it was clear when they became Under‑21 European champions it would be a generation of proper quality. It is clear that England now has that situation. It is like a wave with one country a little bit up and another country down.”center_img Share on Pinterest Jürgen Klopp has claimed Liverpool were beaten to the signing of Jadon Sancho by Borussia Dortmund because Manchester City refused to sell to a Premier League rival.The Liverpool manager confirmed his club’s interest in the teenage forward before Tuesday’s Champions League tie with Bayern Munich, who attempted to add Chelsea’s Callum Hudson-Odoi to their squad last month. While greater first-team opportunity is viewed as the principal reason for leaving the Premier League for the Bundesliga, with Sancho, Keanan Bennetts and Reiss Nelson among those to depart in recent seasons, Klopp believes the transfer policies of English clubs is another factor. Borussia Dortmund Liverpool Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn Read more Share on Twitterlast_img read more

Martinez signs new five-year deal with Atlanta

first_imgAtlanta United has signed forward Josef Martinez to a five-year contract extension that will last through the 2023 season.Martinez is coming off a banner 2018 season that saw him set the all-time single-season MLS scoring record with 31 goals, and then lead Atlanta to an MLS Cup championship. The Venezuela international won the league’s regular season MVP award for his record-breaking campaign.  Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? The 25-year-old was then named MLS Cup MVP after notching a goal and an assist in his side’s 2-0 win over Portland in the league’s title game last month. “Josef is an exciting, dynamic player and has proven himself to be one of the best in MLS over the past two seasons,” Atlanta United President Darren Eales said in a club release.“In addition to breaking the league’s scoring record, his work ethic and determination were rewarded by being named league MVP, and most importantly, MLS Cup champion with his teammates.”We’re excited to secure Josef’s long-term future in Atlanta and we look forward to celebrating many more accomplishments together.” In two MLS seasons since joining Atlanta from Serie A side Torino, Martinez has scored 50 goals in 54 games played, and has already set the league record for most career hat-tricks with six. “This means a lot to me because of the affection that the fans have shown me, that the fans show all of the players. It’s unique,” Martinez said.“They recognize the effort that you give and they know you did everything to win, and I think that’s why we love playing here. I have to thank everyone. My teammates, the city, my family and friends, because this is a dream I’ve always had.”I’ve said before that I don’t want to go anywhere because this is my home. You can expect more work, more intensity, because that’s who I am. I want to win. I want to do everything for my teammates and for the city.”last_img read more

Nova Scotia Rendition of O Canada Presented to Schools

first_imgStudents across the province will soon be able to sing along to an all-Nova Scotia rendition of O Canada. A special recording of the national anthem, featuring Symphony Nova Scotia and the voices of the Children’s Chorus of Nova Scotia, was presented to Education Minister Ramona Jennex at ceremony at Southdale-North Woodside School in Dartmouth today, Nov. 2. “The playing of the national anthem is a central part of the school day in Nova Scotia,” said Ms. Jennex. “I want to thank the CBC, Symphony Nova Scotia and the Nova Scotia Choral Federation for this marvelous gift of music to our students.” The idea for the recording came from Brian James, chair of the Symphony Nova Scotia Players’ Association and his wife Michelle, a music teacher for the Halifax Regional School Board. “We thought that the students in Nova Scotia schools ought to have the opportunity to hear beautiful and inspired renditions of our national anthem performed by musicians right here in Nova Scotia,” said Mr. James. The CBC recorded five versions of O Canada with Symphony Nova Scotia and the Children’s Chorus of Nova Scotia at the Rebecca Cohn Auditorium in Halifax last April. The entire symphony was joined by 105 youth from children’s choirs from across Nova Scotia. They recorded bilingual, English, French, a capella choir and solo orchestra versions of the anthem, which are all included on the CD. Schools can use the recordings as their morning anthem and at special events. “This is the one song that tells everyone how proud we are to live in Canada and to be Canadians,” said Andrew Cochran, managing director for CBC in the Maritimes. “We’re grateful to Symphony Nova Scotia and the Nova Scotia Choral Federation for being such splendid partners, and making it possible to give our national anthem to every school in Nova Scotia.” The recording helps mark the 75th anniversary of the national broadcaster. Everyone involved in the recording donated their time, skills, talents, equipment and facilities. The CD will be distributed to schools later this fall.last_img read more

The 24 Hour Musicals Are A Huge Success

first_imgFavorites of theatre and screen took to the stage of the American Airlines Theatre in Times Square this week for The 24 Hour Musicals on Broadway.24 Hour MusicalsCredit/Copyright: Getty ImagesJohn Mulaney, Bebe Neuwirth, Corey Cott, Savion Glover, Jackie Cruz, Lea Delaria, Emily Estefan, were just a few of the exceptional group of artists who joined forces to write, direct and perform four original musicals within 24 hours, in support of The Lillys.The first musical of the evening was THE GORDON FOUR, set at the funeral of talent manager of Wendy Elizabeth Gordon with her friend, Stephon (Savion Glover) who taps the eulogy. The next musical was BACKSTAGE AT ‘SLAVERY: THE MUSICAL,’ – while the cast waits for a constantly tardy star of the show up. Followed by THINGS GET BETTER, set during 1972, The Family Kilbasa performs together on a cruise ship, and off-stage problems come to a head. The final musical of the evening was SPLIT DECISION, set during a boxing matchThe evening will benefited The Lillys’ work supporting women in theater and promoting gender parity, as well as The 24 Hour Plays’ programs, including The 24 Hour Plays: Nationals (a professional intensive for young artists). It also paid homage to the women who are changing the landscape of American Theatre, through appearances by Lynn Nottage, Lisa Kron, Stacey Mindich, Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Todd London and Sarah Ruhl.last_img read more

Markets Right Now Stocks open lower on Wall Street

NEW YORK — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):9:35 a.m.Stocks are opening broadly lower on Wall Street as industrial and technology companies fall.Boeing sank 3.8 per cent in early trading Monday after the company said it would cut back production of its troubled 737 Max plane, which was involved in two deadly crashes in recent months.Technology companies were also falling. Chipmaker Micron Technologies fell 1.9 per cent in the first few minutes of trading.The S&P 500 index fell 10 points, or 0.4%, to 2,882. The index is coming off a seven-day winning streak.The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 174 points, or 0.7%, to 26,247. The Nasdaq fell 36 points, or 0.4%, to 7,903.Bond prices were little changed. The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury held steady at 2.50%.The Associated Press read more

Inequality rising despite promises of globalization UN expert says

9 February 2007Much of the world has seen “a significant and disturbing increase of inequality” in the last two decades, contradicting predictions that globalization and liberalization would foster more equal opportunities, a senior United Nations economist said today. “The evidence is quite clear,” Assistant Secretary-General for Economic Development Jomo Kwame Sundaram said at a press briefing at the world body’s Headquarters in New York. “Inequality has grown at two levels: between countries and within most countries – with the notable exceptions of Northern Europe and some Middle Eastern and North African countries.” The increase of inequality across the world “is very contradictory to the proponents of the ‘flat world idea,’” he said. “They basically argue that, as a consequence of globalization and economic liberalization, the result will be a much more equitable world with equal opportunities, and unfortunately the contrary has been the case.” This surge of inequality had very important implications for efforts to reduce poverty, Mr. Sundaram said. Much of the world had experienced slower economic growth in the last three decades, and with increasing inequality it was not surprising there had not been a significant decrease in the hundreds of millions of people who are poor. The remedy was to try and create full, productive and decent employment, he said. “There is no real way we can reduce poverty except by creating jobs, and this is something we need to recognize.” Despite the improved economic growth in the last five years, there had been a worldwide decline in the number of jobs and an increase in unemployment and underemployment. Inequality should be moved at the top of the development agenda, he said, and the focus should remain on the close interrelationship between inequality, poverty and unemployment. Mr. Sundaram was presenting the new book Flat World, Big Gaps, which he co-edited with social development expert Jacques Baudot, who was also present at the briefing. “The book tries to restore the linkage between the reduction of inequality and reduction of poverty,” Mr. Baudot said. “It shows that the question of economic growth is not simply a matter of increasing the aggregate of income, but is a matter of the kind of growth, the composition of it and whom it has benefited.” read more

Closing Bell TSX closes up BlackBerry plunges as Fairfax revises investment proposal

TORONTO — The Toronto stock market registered a minor gain Monday amid a huge plunge in BlackBerry (TSX:BB) shares after its largest shareholder said it won’t be taking the tech company private.Here are the closing numbersTSX — 13,361.73 +24.27 0.18%S&P 500 — 1,767.93 +6.29 0.36%Dow — 15,639.12 +23.57 0.15%Nasdaq — 3,936.59 +14.55 0.37%The S&P/TSX composite index rose 24.27 points to 13,361.73 led by gains in beaten-down mining stocks.U.S. indexes also racked up small gains as traders hoped that a heavy slate of economic data coming out this week will offer some clues about when the Federal Reserve will start to wind up stimulus that has supported a strong rally on stock markets.BlackBerry shares tumbled $1.34 or 16.56% to $6.75, its lowest level in a decade, after Fairfax Financial (TSX:FFH) said it will lead a group that will inject US$1 billion into the smartphone company. BlackBerry will stay as a public company. “The fact that the share price is so depressed is really, again, a reflection of the fact there is very little confidence at this point in the story from the market in terms of BlackBerry’s ability to really turn things around in short order,” said Craig Fehr, a Canadian markets specialist at Edward Jones in St. Louis.“It’s going to be more of a show-me story. BlackBerry is going to have to prove that their new strategy is viable.”Fairfax had announced in late September that it would lead a consortium to pay US$9 per share for BlackBerry, a proposed deal that was subject to many conditions.Under this new arrangement, Thorsten Heins will be replaced as BlackBerry CEO on an interim basis by John Chen, who will also be the chairman of the BlackBerry board.The Canadian dollar rose 0.09 of a cent to 95.99 cents US.New York’s Dow Jones industrials climbed 23.57 points to 15,639.12, the Nasdaq was up 14.55 points to 3,936.59 and the S&P 500 index added 6.29 points to 1,767.93.The most important data of the week comes out Friday — October employment data for Canada and the U.S.Economists looked for Canadian job creation to come in at a modest 10,000 with an uptick in the jobless rate from 6.9% to 7%.In the U.S., job creation is expected to come in at only 125,000 for October while the unemployment rate is forecast to rise 0.1 of a point to 7.3%. Analysts say the numbers will be affected by the partial U.S. government shutdown of last month since the data would include private sector workers who were laid off.“Without question, the headline number itself will be less critical because it is going to be distorted by the government shutdown to some degree,” added Fehr.“But I think the broader trend is what the market is going to latch onto.”On Thursday, the U.S. government will release the first look at third quarter economic growth. Gross domestic product was expected to rise by an annualized rate of 1.9%, down from 2.5% in the second quarter, partly because of the uncertainty caused by brinkmanship in Washington over extending the government’s borrowing limit.On Tuesday, the Institute for Supply Management releases its latest snapshot of the American service sector, which is expected to show slightly slower expansion. The ISM index is expected to come in at 54, down from 54.4 in September.The communique from last week’s meeting of the Federal Reserve left the impression that the central bank could decide to start winding up its $85 billion in monthly asset purchases as soon as December.Gold stocks led TSX gainers as December bullion moved ahead $1.50 to US$1,314.70 an ounce. The gold index was up just over 3% as Kinross Gold (TSX:K) moved up 24 cents to C$5.24 while Goldcorp (TSX:G) improved by 75 cents to $26.09.The base metals sector also provided major support, ahead 1.17% while December copper lost five cents to US$3.25 a pound. Lundin Mining (TSX:LUN) rose 17 cents to C$4.78 and Teck Resources (TSX:TCK.B) was up 37 cents to $28.57.BlackBerry pushed the TSX tech sector down 2.3%. But elsewhere in the sector, Celestica (TSX:CLS) rose 26 cents to $11.52.December crude on the New York Mercantile Exchange gained a penny to US$94.62 a barrel and the energy sector was slightly lower.Meanwhile, investors will take in plenty of earnings reports this week including WestJet (TSX:WJA) on Tuesday, pipeline company Enbridge (TSX:ENB) and auto parts giant Magna International (TSX:MGA) on Wednesday. Thursday is the heaviest day for earnings as traders will hear from Tim Hortons (TSX:THI), BCE (TSX:BCE), Canadian Tire (TSX:CTC.A), Canadian Natural Resources (TSX:CNQ) and insurance giants Sun Life Financial (TSX:SLF), Manulife Financial (TSX:MFC) and Great West Lifeco (TSX:GWO). TOP STORIES‘I’ve seen this movie before’: BlackBerry’s interim chief no stranger to turnaroundsBlackBerry shares will plunge to US$3, analyst says as sale plans cancelledSAC Capital to plead guilty in insider trading case, pay US$1.8-billionVancouver home sales climbing, prices stalledWHAT’S ON DECK TUESDAYECONOMIC NEWSUNITED STATES10 a.m.Non-manufacturing ISM index (Oct): Economists are expecting a reading of 54, about the same as last month CORPORATE NEWSUNITED STATESDelphi Automotive PLC Q3 earnings: Analysts expect 94¢ a share FirstEnergy Q3 earnings: Analysts expect 92¢ Twenty-First Century Fox Inc Q1 earnings: Analysts expect 35¢ IntercontinentalExchange, Inc. Q3 earnings: Analysts expect US$1.82 The Mosaic Company Q3 earnings: Analysts expect 56¢ Sempra Energy Q3 earnings: Analysts expect US$1.24 CANADAAgrium Incorporated Q3 earnings: Analysts expect 56¢ a share Allied Nevada Gold Corp Q3 earnings: Analysts expect 5¢ Cineplex Inc Q3 earnings: Analysts expect 49¢ Enbridge Income Fund Q3 earnings: Analysts expect 38¢ Endeavour Silver Corp Q3 earnings: Analysts expect 1¢ Fortuna Silver Mines Inc Q3 earnings: Analysts expect 2¢ Franco-nevada Corp Q3 earnings: Analysts expect 20¢ Iamgold Corporation Q3 earnings: Analysts expect 5¢ Indigo Books & Music Inc Q3 earnings: Analysts expect a loss of 18¢ Ritchie Bros Auctioneers Inc Q3 earnings: Analysts expect 10¢ Transcanada Corp Q3 earnings: Analysts expect 58¢ Westjet Airlines Ltd Q3 earnings: Analysts expect 47¢ read more

Six Nations Police locate missing woman

UPDATESix Nations police say a 26-year-old woman who had been missing for nearly three weeks has been found.Jerri-Lyn King had not been seen or heard from since March 1. Her mother told police she spoke with her daughter who said she was heading to work but had no further contact with her. Six Nations Police posted on their Facebook page late Thursday, King was found safe and in good spirits in Hamilton.

Agreement reached on repatriating 10000 DR of Congo refugees from CAR

The Congolese refugees from Equateur Province have been living in Bangui, CAR’s capital, and a settlement at Molangue, 80 kilometres to the south-west, according to Rupert Colville, the spokesman for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).UNHCR teams have designated two repatriation routes for voluntary refugees, one from Bangui to a refugee centre in Zongo and another to Batanga, Libenga and Gemena, with new refugee centres to be opened in the latter two towns, he said.

Company director jailed for rape 26 years later after DNA match when

first_imgMark Carnelley Detective Inspector Justine Dakin, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “This was a terrifying ordeal for the victim. She was frightened Carnelley would use further violence during the attack and was extremely scared throughout the whole incident.”I would like to commend her for the immense bravery she has shown throughout the investigation. She is a truly an incredible women, who has waited almost 27 years for justice to be served.”I hope she can take some comfort from the fact that her attacker has finally been caught and is starting a lengthy prison sentence.”Carnelley was also ordered to sign the Sex Offenders’ Register indefinitely. Mark Carnelley, pictured in police custody, was jailed for seven years after admitting rapeCredit:SWNS Were it not for advances in science you would never have been caught. Thank heavens sometimes for scienceJudge Stuart Rafferty QC Passing sentence, Judge Stuart Rafferty QC told Carnelley: “You are 52 years of age. Halfway through your life. Not a young man, not a teenager, but halfway through your life. At the age of 26 you did something absolutely unforgivable.  “As the time went by you simply confined her and that night to memory. Were it not for advances in science you would never have been caught. Thank heavens sometimes for science.”  The judge added that after the attack Carnelley had rebuilt his life, had children he was proud of, and forged a career. But he said Carnelley’s victim “had nothing” because of what he did to her.  Ian Way, defending, said: “This is a 26-year-old case and the defendant is a very different person to the person he was then.” He told the court Carnelley had “no specific recollection of this incident”, but had acknowledged the weight of the case against him and pleaded guilty. Mr Way added that Carnelley had worked hard since leaving school at the age of 16. Mark Carnelley arriving at Nottingham Crown Court Credit:Nottingham Post/SWNScenter_img Mark Carnelley A businessman has been jailed for raping a woman 26 years ago after police linked him to the crime when he was arrested and had his DNA taken following a row with a group of rowdy teenagers outside his £500,000 home.Mark Carnelley, a company director, believed he had got away with the violent attack in September 1990 that saw him grab and threaten his victim as she walked alone before frogmarching her to an alleyway.  The 52-year-old went on to start a family and run a successful business in the printing industry with his wife that turned six-figure profits.But Carnelley was brought to justice after he complained about a group of noisy youths by his five-bedroom detached home in Gamston, Nottingham, in 2010. 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. He was arrested on suspicion of assaulting one of the teenagers and released with a caution. However, a sample of his DNA was taken and stored on the national database.Five years later, DNA taken from his victim was tested with up-to-date techniques during a review of unsolved crimes – and threw up a match to Carnelley.He initially denied raping the woman, who was 25 in 1990, a year younger than her attacker, and a trial date was set.  But Carnelley changed his plea to guilty and was jailed for seven years at Nottingham Crown Court on Tuesday.  After the hearing was told the probability of the DNA not being his was less than one in a billion, a judge told him: “Thank heavens for science.”David Allen, prosecuting, described how Carnelley had pulled his lone victim into an alleyway in Nottingham city centre on the night of September 14, 1990, claiming he had a knife – although no weapon was ever found.He raped the woman and threatened to hurt her before fleeing. In a statement read out in court, she said: “It made me feel like I wanted to rip my insides out and my body didn’t belong to me anymore. I never got over what happened to me.” last_img read more

POC If there was ever an Irish team capable of beating New

first_img“YOU HAVE TO do nearly everything right, all the time.”Ireland take on a New Zealand side this afternoon that Paul O’Connell believes are ‘out on their own’ as the world’s best team. The Irish captain believes his side will have to produce the greatest ever performance to remind the All Blacks what defeat tastes like.Ireland will be hoping the prove that the 28th time is the charm against a team they have never beaten and who possess a fondness to hand out beatings if the mood fits and the offloads stick.Coach Joe Schmidt told his players what they could not afford to do against Australia — no easy rides at scrum and lineout time and no aimless kicks to their back three. Ireland failed to tick any of those boxes and were second best for most of a torrid evening in Dublin; losing out 32-15 and looking flat.O’Connell told TheScore.ie exactly how his team need to gain early traction against New Zealand. “We need to start the game accurately and get ourselves into the game and get a foothold in the game,” he said. “Then, we need to defend well and defend aggressively. If we can do those two things well, like we didn’t last week, we’ll be setting ourselves up for a good start.” He added: We spoke about the opportunity of creating history. It’s something we addressed very early on in the week. Joe has spoken about it. If there’s ever an Irish team that is capable of doing it, that I’ve been on, I think it’s this one. We’re an excellent side with a lot of talent that just isn’t playing well at the moment. That needs to stop somewhere.”The confidence visibly seeped from the team after Quade Cooper jinked through the Irish defence for Australia’s third try last weekend. Injury worries to three key players — Jonny Sexton, Rob Kearney and Brian O’Driscoll — threatened morale further but the trio have been deemed fit to start. The triple boost has definitely helped when it comes to belief that a famous result may be possible.O’Connell commented, “Anytime you look across [the pitch] and see Brian O’Driscoll, Jonny Sexton, Sean O’Brien, Jamie Heaslip, Cian Healy — these guys on your team — belief isn’t a problem.”O’Connell believes Ireland need ‘that big performance to become that team that we can become’. Presumably, the captain means one that will challenge for Six Nations titles, occasionally knock off a southern hemisphere side and can, with realistic expectations, target a best ever performance at the 2015 World Cup.The captain said, “We’ve been far from producing our best in recent games. That’s what we need to get to; we need to focus on ourselves… we need to produce our best performance all across the pitch, one to 15. Players coming off the bench need to make an impact.”Like rugby? Follow TheScore.ie’s dedicated Twitter account @rugby_ie >No expectation, only hope as Ireland host flawless New ZealandIreland in shadow of hard-earned All Blacks hypelast_img read more

More Greeks calling Australia home

first_imgImmigration Minister Brendan O’Connor told Neos Kosmos this week that despite his personal advocacy for a Working Holiday Visa agreement between Australia and Greece, no firm date could be predicted for its introduction. “It’s not up to me, it’s up to whoever’s making decisions in Greece,” said Mr O’Connor. “We’re continuing our discussions with Greece to establish the visa arrangement, but it’s not a unilateral decision, it’s a bilateral agreement.” The Minister said that such a scheme, offering young Australian and Greek tourists the chance to visit and work in each other’s countries has his full support, but that “complex negotiations” to deliver the agreement had not yet run their course. “We need to get them right and there needs to be agreement by both countries,” said the minister. “My personal view is that I’d like to see the realisation of these negotiations to ensure the agreement. It would be fitting for holiday makers from Greece to come here and have limited work rights. We have a very strong relationship.” The minister declined to say if the agreement might come into effect within this parliament, such is the uncertainty around the deliberations between Immigration Department officials and their counterparts in Athens. The Australian government has been engaged in protracted discussions with Greece for years on establishing a reciprocal Working Holiday Visa arrangement. The economic crisis and legislative hold-ups are likely to have been factors in the Greek government dragging its feet on finalising its side of the deal. Asked if Australia’s current immigration policy could ease the path of Greek nationals wishing to migrate to down under, Mr O’Connor said that because of the non-discriminatory approach enshrined in Australia’s immigration policy, it was not possible to make Greece a special case. “We have about 190,000 people who migrate permanently each year, two-thirds of them are under the skilled migration scheme and have to have particular skills and proficiency in English, the other third relates to family reunions – which adds a very important social dimension to our immigration policy. “Greeks are coming here on either a permanent pathway for citizenship or on a temporary basis and we treat all people the same,” he said. “We would expect to see an increase in migration from a country when things are tough in that country, and Greece is of course doing it very tough at the moment.” The minister pointed to the Parent visa scheme as being one of the government’s most popular recent interventions that benefit diaspora communities in Australia. “We did reach an agreement, that was announced last year, where parents can enter Australia for 12 months on five occasions over five years.” Asked what trends in the last three years the Department of Immigration had been able to identify, in terms of migration from Greece, Mr O’Connor said that there had been a “mild increase”, according to the latest data. In the 2011-12 financial year the number of Greek citizens who permanently migrated to Australia was 325, compared to 119 in 2009-10 and 134 in 2010-11. In the last six months of 2012, 241 Greek nationals were given permanent residency. In 2011-12, 587 Greeks were successful in applying for temporary student visas to study in Australia, with another 415 being awarded student visas in the last six months of 2012. Business (457 visas) and other temporary visas accounted for 389 Greeks entering Australia in the last financial year, and looks set to remain at a similar level this year. Temporary tourist and visitor visas – allowing short stays (usually a maximum of three months) continue to be the most common method for Greek nationals to enter Australia. In 2011-12, 7938 Greeks came to Australia on temporary offshore visitors. In the last six months of 2012 just over 5000 had taken the same route to enter the country. Since introducing reforms to the 457 temporary skilled worker visa scheme, Minister O’Connor and the Gillard government has been criticised for suggesting the 457 scheme was prone to widespread rorting and potentially denying Australians work. Commentators have claimed the government’s crackdown has been motivated to build populist appeal in the run up to the election. The minister told Neos Kosmos that it is an accusation he firmly rejects. “The reforms come out of the department’s analysis and were recommended to my predecessor Chris Bowen last year. This conspiracy theory about them is wrong,” he said. “All we’re looking to do is make sure there are no rorts so that the confidence in the scheme is not undermined. “We will always need temporary skilled labour but it should be genuine. The reforms are about ensuring Australians are offered jobs first before they’re offered elsewhere.” Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Lagroécologie pourrait permettre de protéger la planète

first_imgL’agroécologie pourrait permettre de protéger la planèteUn rapport de l’Onu publié mardi estime que le développement de l’agroécologie (méthode basée sur le renouvellement des sols) peut permettre d’améliorer les rendements dans les régions les plus pauvres tout s’adaptant au réchauffement climatique.”A ce jour, les projets agroécologiques ont montré une augmentation moyenne des rendements de 80% dans 57 pays en développement, avec une augmentation moyenne de 116% pour tous les projets africains”, a affirmé à l’AFP Olivier de Schutter, rapporteur spécial de l’Onu pour le droit à l’alimentation et auteur du rapport. “La science dit aujourd’hui que les méthodes agroécologiques sont meilleures que l’utilisation d’engrais chimiques pour accroître la production agricole dans les régions où sévit la faim”, ajoute-t-il. Grâce à cette méthode, les petits agriculteurs de certaines régions du monde pourraient doubler leur production d’ici à 10 ans, estime le rapport de l’Onu. Alors que les prix alimentaires mondiaux ont battu un nouveau record en février selon la FAO (l’organisation de l’Onu pour l’alimentation et l’agriculture), la question de l’accès à ces denrées alimentaires reste brûlante avec la perspective d’une planète comptant 9 milliards d’habitants en 2050.Par ailleurs, l’urgence de limiter l’impact de l’homme sur les éco-systèmes est mis en avant et le rapport estime que “l’agroécologie peut jouer un rôle central”. Cette méthode comprend “le recyclage des nutriments et de l’énergie dans l’exploitation, plutôt que l’introduction d’apports extérieurs ; l’intégration des cultures et du bétail ; la diversification des espèces et des ressources génétiques dans l’écosystème agricole dans le temps et l’espace”. Grâce à l’agroécologie, les terres supporteraient ensuite mieux les phénomènes de sécheresse ou d’inondations. De plus, les sols stockeraient mieux le carbone, selon l’Onu.Cependant, la méthode est “encore insuffisamment appuyée par des politiques publiques ambitieuses et va donc rarement au-delà du stade expérimental”, regrette Olivier de Schutter.Le 10 mars 2011 à 11:20 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

BSO deputy suspect injured in Pompano Beach shooting

first_imgThey have hired a civil rights attorney.Protests followed Friday’s shooting and a new protocol for police-involved shootings has been put in place. Israel said the Florida Department of Law Enforcement will investigate Friday’s shooting, as well as all police-involved shooting investigations moving forward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. “The driver of the vehicle backed his vehicle in to strike our deputy. Our deputy, fearing for his life, actually dove back into his marked unit,” Israel said. “Another deputy fired at least one round at the subject. The subject put his car in drive and eventually bailed out of his vehicle, where you see it now.”After BSO police set up a perimeter, the suspect was found and taken into custody.According to Pompano Beach Fire Rescue, the subject, 17-year-old Dalvin Williams, was shot in the shoulder and transported to Broward Health North. He was treated and later released.The subject was charged with aggravated battery on a law enforcement officer and grand theft, according to police.The deputy was not shot, but did suffer a minor leg injury at the 1600 block of Martin Luther King Boulevard. Although the deputy was alert and conscious as he spoke with Pompano Beach Fire Rescue, he was transported to Imperial Point Medical center as a precaution.The incident comes three days after, BSO said, officers were forced to shoot and kill a knife-wielding man in Pompano Beach. The agency responded, Friday, to an apparent domestic disturbance, about a mile away from Monday’s scene.The family of Gregory Frazier, who was killed in that shooting, put out a statement that read, “Rest assured, we are working diligently with our legal team to determine why police felt the need to execute him as he ate his supper in the backyard of his house rather than use negotiation tactics.” POMPANO BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – The Broward Sheriff’s Office is investigating a deputy-involved shooting in Pompano Beach that sent a suspect to the hospital and left a deputy hurt.According to the Broward Sheriff’s Office, a license plate reader identified a stolen gold sedan along the 800 block of Hammondville Road. Once a deputy pulled the car over, chaos ensued.BSO said the deputy exited his marked vehicle in order to conduct the traffic stop when the subject, who was driving the gold sedan, backed his vehicle into the deputy’s vehicle.“I heard a bang, bang!” said witness Will Stiles. “I looked up and saw a tan vehicle doing 360s and white smoke was coming out, so I started to run over to see if the person was OK.”Unbeknownst to Stiles, he was approaching a suspect driving a stolen vehicle.Once this happened, the deputy dove back into his marked unit, fearful for his life, according to Sheriff Scott Israel in a news conference.Then, another deputy fired at least one round at the subject. The subject then put his car in drive, drove off and eventually bailed out of his vehicle on Martin Luther King Boulevard, trying to get away on foot. last_img read more

Benefit concert held for local man formerly jailed in Abu Dhabi

first_imgCOCONUT GROVE, FLA. (WSVN) – – A man who was jailed overseas and now finally home in South Florida received a benefit show in his honor.Matty Gonzalez was detained in Abu Dhabi after officials found his prescription pain killers.He had them for a shoulder injury, but he was not able to present the required paperwork.He was sentenced to two years in prison.Sunday night, the musician held a dinner party in Coconut Grove to raise money to help cover the costs of his legal bills in Abu Dhabi.‘Feels pretty good to be here to do it,” Gonzalez said. “The support I have received from tons of people I probably don’t even know has been overwhelming.”Gonzalez was joined on stage by friends and performed some original music. He also shared some stories about his experience.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

DEC Finds Elevated Bacteria Levels On Kenai River Beaches

first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) collected water quality samples on Kenai Beaches, on July 3 and 13, that contained levels above Alaska’s enterococci and fecal coliform bacteria limit for recreation and harvesting for consumption of raw fish and shellfish. Sonafrank: “The high bacteria had been found during previous fisheries and we think it’s mostly related to nearby seagulls that are feeding off of the fish as well.”  According to SonaFrank, contact with water impacted by enterococci or fecal coliform bacteria may cause stomach aches, diarrhea, or ear, eye, and skin infections. As always, people should cook seafood to a minimum internal temperature of 145 degrees Fahrenheit to destroy pathogens, according to the DEC. Until sample results meet water quality standards and DEC lifts this advisory, people should take precautionary measures when recreating. The next sampling is scheduled for this week with results available on July 23. Nancy Sonafrank, Division of Water: “DEC recommends beach users take normal precautions to avoid exposure, such as avoiding swimming in the water, washing after contact with the water, and rinsing fish with clean water after they have been harvested from the area.” This year DEC has planned monitoring and sampling from June through early September. Recently collected samples indicated elevated levels of enterococci bacteria in the marine water at the South and North Kenai River Beaches.last_img read more