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first_imgAn earthquake measuring 4 on the Richter scale was reported from Purulia in West Bengal on Monday at about 2.55 a.m. The epicentre of the earthquake was 22 km below the surface of earth at a latitude 23.1 degrees north and longitude of 86.5 degrees east.There have been no reports of any damage.last_img

first_imgAccording to a tweet Friday from The Players’ Tribune, the media platform founded by Jeter, Bella Raine Jeter was born Thursday.Her birth came as the 14-time All-Star closes in on a new job. Jeter is a limited partner in an ownership group led by venture capitalist Bruce Sherman that has a $1.2 billion agreement in place to buy the Marlins from Jeffrey Loria.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. FILE – In this May 14, 2017, file pool photo, retired New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter, left, and his wife Hannah walk off the field following a pregame ceremony retiring his No. 2 in Monument Park at Yankee Stadium in New York. The couple have welcomed a baby girl, Bella Raine Jeter, who was born Thursday, according to a tweet Friday, Aug. 18, 2017, from The Players’ Tribune, the media platform founded by Jeter. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, Pool, File)NEW YORK — The captain’s team just got a little bigger.Retired New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter and his wife Hannah have welcomed their first child.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim LATEST STORIES Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Boston Celtics to retire Paul Pierce’s No. 34last_img read more

first_imgVirat Kohli broke multiple records on Wednesday as his unbeaten 157 helped India post 321/6 against West Indies at the picturesque Dr YSR ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium in Visakhapatnam.Kohli, who will turn 30 next month, was dropped on 44 by West Indies captain Jason Holder off debutant seamer Obed McCoy and made the touring side pay by hitting 13 fours and four sixes in his 129-ball knock.Kohli had scored more than 1000 runs in a calendar year five times (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2017).On Wednesday, Kohli yet again reached 1000 ODI-run mark and managed it in record time. He became the quickest to score 1000 ODI runs in a calendar year as he managed the feat in just 11 innings and surpassed the record held jointly by him and Hashim Amla with 15.India vs West Indies, 2nd ODI: Live Blog | Live Score | ScorecardHis scores in 2018 are:112 vs South Africa in Durban46* vs South Africa in Centurion160* vs South Africa in Cape Town75 vs South Africa in Johannesburg36 vs South Africa in Port Elizabeth129* vs South Africa in Centurion75 vs England in Nottingham45 vs England in Lord’s71 vs England in Leeds140 vs West Indies in Guwahati157* vs West Indies in VizagKohli is the leading run-scorer of 2018, having scored 1046 runs in 11 innings. Second to him is England’s Johnny Bairstow with 1025 runs in 22 innings.Kohli scored his second successive ODI hundred, fifth this year and the 37th of his career against the hapless Windies bowlers.Also read – Virat Kohli overtakes MS Dhoni to become India’s 4th highest run-scorer in ODIsKohli is already second in the list of most century-makers in ODIs behind Sachin Tendulkar, who leads with 49 hundreds. On Wednesday, Kohli broke another Tendulkar record to become the fastest to 10,000 ODI runs.advertisementWhile Tendulkar reached the landmark in 259 innings, Kohli took only 205 innings and 213 matches to enter the elite club.Kohli needed 81 to reach 10,000 ODI runs and the world’s number one batsman in Tests and ODIs pushed Ashley Nurse for a single to add another feather to his illustrious cap.Also read – Mt 10K: Pakistan Cricket Board lauds Virat Kohli’s monumental effortKohli became the 13th overall and fifth Indian after Sachin Tendulkar (18426), Sourav Ganguly (11221) and Rahul Dravid (10768) to reach the elite club. MS Dhoni has also scored over 10000 ODI runs (10123) but only 9949 of those have been scored for India. The other 174 runs came for Asia XI.Kohli is fastest to the feat in terms of innings (205 beating out Tendulkar’s 259), days since debut (3270 beating out Dravid’s 3969) and balls taken (10813 beating out Jayasuriya’s 11296). Kohli also has the highest average among the one to have scored 10,000 with 59.17, beating out Dhoni’s 51.30.Kohli also became the highest run scorer for India against West Indies and the now has the most hundreds against the Windies.Kohli also scored his fourth 150.(With inputs from Agencies)last_img read more

first_imgTua Tagovailoa of the Alabama Crimson Tide reacts to throwing a seven yard touchdown pass during the fourth quarter against the Georgia Bulldogs.ATLANTA, GA – JANUARY 08: Tua Tagovailoa #13 of the Alabama Crimson Tide reacts to throwing a seven yard touchdown pass during the fourth quarter against the Georgia Bulldogs in the CFP National Championship presented by AT&T at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on January 8, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)The four-star cousin of Alabama star quarterback Tua Tagovailoa has announced his college commitment. He won’t be joining Tua on the Crimson Tide.Faatui Tuitele, a four-star defensive tackle out of Hawaii and a distant cousin of the star Alabama QB, has committed to Washington.The top 2019 recruit chose the Huskies over Alabama, Clemson, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma and USC, among other programs.Tuitele announced his commitment on Twitter.“I AM COMMITTED!! WOOF!” he wrote.I AM COMMITTED!! WOOF! ☔️??— FAATUI TUITELE (@tuitele87) November 19, 2018The defensive tackle is ranked the No. 42 recruit in the country and the No. 4 player at his position, per 247Sports’ Composite Rankings.Washington’s 2019 class is ranked the No. 17 class in the country.last_img read more

first_imgFans cheer as the Iowa Hawkeyes face the Iowa State Cyclones on September 10, 2016 at Kinnick Stadium.IOWA CITY, IA – SEPTEMBER 10: Fans cheer as the Iowa Hawkeyes face the Iowa State Cyclones on September 10, 2016 at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City, Iowa. (Photo by Matthew Holst/Getty Images)North Dakota State’s recent run of dominance in the FCS, as well as the rise of star alumni Carson Wentz in the NFL, has made the Bison as powerful a program as many FBS counterparts. With the impending departure of head coach Chris Klieman to Kansas State, North Dakota State has already begun looking for new candidates.According to FootballScoop, among the candidates for the North Dakota State job is a member of the Iowa coaching staff: offensive line coach Tim Polasek.Polasek just finished his second regular season with the Hawkeyes. He has held the position since February 2017.Per @FootballScoop , Iowa OL coach Tim Polasek is a candidate for the vacancy at NDSU #Hawkeyes— Dustin Schutte (@SchutteCFB) December 13, 2018Prior to his stint with the Hawkeyes, Polasek spent three seasons as North Dakota State’s offensive coordinator and RBs coach under previous head coach Craig Bohl.Other candidates named in the report are current North Dakota State defensive coordinator Matt Entz, and Wyoming offensive coordinator Brent Vigen.North Dakota State are currently scheduled to play South Dakota State in the FCS Playoffs Semifinals. Klieman is not expected to leave the position until after the Bison’s final game.last_img read more

first_img Editors’ Recommendations The Growing Legend of Fort George Brewery’s Yearly Release, 3-Way IPA 14 Scandinavian Clothing Brands You Need to Know The Nomadic Beer Maestros of Evil Twin Brewing Find a Permanent Home in Queens Sip On the Original Stormtrooper Beer While You Wait for the Next Star Wars Moviecenter_img According to the Modern Times, this move fits into a culture that encourages collaboration and innovation from its workforce. Providing ownership is an incentive to maintain a high standard of work and retain valued employees.In a blog post, majority owner Jacob McKean said “My hope is that this will point the way forward for other businesses in our industry and beyond.” In addition to the employee stock ownership plan, Modern Times also offers a slew of interesting benefits like unlimited paid time-off and the option to earn a two-month paid sabbatical after five years with the company. Like most breweries, the perk of taking home free beer is a given.Modern Times Beer’s offerings can be found throughout California and on the island of Maui. For more information visit Bucking craft beer’s corporate buy-out trend, Modern Times becomes an employee owned companyModern Times Beer made a big splash on the craft beer scene when it launched in 2013. Located in San Francisco and founded by a former Stone Brewing Co. employee, the brewery’s first year was highlighted by a successful Kickstarter campaign to help fund its lab, tasting room and barrel program. Since those modest beginnings, Modern Times has become known for its sleek branding, including its stark but striking can designs, as well as a growing portfolio of sought after, highly acclaimed beers. Those choice pick-ups include Fortunate Islands, a wheat beer, Blazing World, an amber and Black House, an oatmeal stout.Now, Modern Times is making headlines again. Against a landscape of seemingly daily announcements of large beer brands buying small craft brewing startups, Modern Times has chosen to go a different direction. Instead of selling out to a larger company like Anheuser-Busch InBev, Heineken, or Constellation Brands, Modern Times is selling itself to its staff. They are now a 30% employee-owned company, with a goal of becoming 100% employee-owned. Tattoo Ideas for Men (For When You Have No Idea) last_img read more

first_imgNova Scotia’s children will be playing safer, thanks to newfunding for a program that provides helmets to families in need. Rodney MacDonald, Minister of Health Promotion, announced today,Dec. 3, that $2,500 will be provided to the Queen Elizabeth II(QEII) Health Sciences Centre’s division of neurosurgery helmetprogram. The program is for families unable to afford helmets fortheir children. “Helmets are an important part of safe play for children andadults,” said Mr. MacDonald. “Wearing one can make the differencebetween arriving home safe and suffering serious injury.” The program was designed to provide helmets for wheeledactivities, such as cycling, roller-blading, and skateboarding. An overwhelming number of requests were received after the helmetprogram was launched last spring. Dr. David Clarke, one of the directors of the Neurosurgery Injury Prevention Program said nochild should be denied access to a helmet for financial reasons. “The large response received indicates that the public is veryaware of the importance of helmets and that parents want helmetsfor their children,” said Dr. Clarke. “We are pleased that thesupport of the Office of Health Promotion can help meet thesehelmet requests.” According to the Cochrane Review, helmets are essential inpreventing serious brain injury and societal costs. Properlyfitted and approved helmets reduce the risk of brain injury by55-85 per cent. The review is provided by the CochraneCollaboration, an international non-profit organization providinginformation about the effects of health care and healthpromotion. “The cost of one young severe traumatic brain injury or spinalcord injury is estimated to be between $7-10 million includingmedical, lifetime care and lost wages,” said Dr. Simon Walling,director of the Neurosurgery Injury Prevention Program. “Thisdoes not take into account the cost of the personal pain andsuffering of the patient and family.” The Neurosurgery Injury Prevention Program is a collaborative,provincial program that incorporates the Canadian ParaplegicAssociation’s Spinal Cord Injury Prevention Program and ThinkFirst Canada’s Injury Prevention Program. Free resources such asbrochures, safety checklists and curriculum programs forfamilies, coaches and teachers are available at www.thinkfirst.caor by contacting Lynne Fenerty, injury prevention co-ordinator,QEII division of neurosurgery, at 473-7895.last_img read more

first_imgNew legislation introduced today, April 30, would provide new pension opportunities for retired workers and those approaching retirement. The proposed amendments to the Pension Benefits Act would also help employers retain key staff who want to continue working. In January, the Pension Review Panel recommended that phased retirements be allowed. Under a phased retirement, an employee who is retired or is eligible to retire could continue working for the employer and paying into the pension plan while receiving pension payments. “At a time when worldwide economies are taking a toll on retirement investments, older workers would have an option that allows them to enjoy a more leisurely work life while continuing to build their retirement nest egg,” said Minister of Labour and Workforce Development Mark Parent. “This is an innovative way to meet the demands of the labour market and to address some of the demographic challenges ahead of us.” In 2007, the federal government made changes to income tax regulations to allow people to continue working, accumulate pension benefits and receive up to 60 per cent of their pensions. Previously, workers could not contribute to a pension plan while receiving benefits from the same plan. With an aging workforce and a declining population, there is growing concern that businesses will have difficulty replacing retired workers. Phased retirements would complement the elimination of mandatory retirement for most workers, which comes into effect July 1. At retirement age, some workers may want to stay employed. For example, workers whose careers began late in life or were interrupted, may want to continue working longer to maximize their pension plan contributions. Many employers may want to offer older workers an option to remain because their experience and knowledge is beneficial. At the same time, many employers would like to offer older workers an option to remain with the company longer because they are knowledgeable about their employer’s business, clients, products and services. “This is an option, not a requirement,” said Mr. Parent. “Under the proposed legislation, an employer would not be obligated to offer phased retirement to any or all staff; it would be a decision driven by business needs.” The government is also revising Pension Benefits Act regulations. Currently, pension plan administrators must return under-funded pension plans to full funding within five years. The amended regulation would temporarily extend this time limit to 10 years for plans that report an under-funding between Dec. 30, 2008 and Jan. 2, 2011. Pre-existing under-funding could be added to newly-identified shortfalls and allowed to recover over 10 years. The Pension Review Panel which was struck in 2007, delivered its final report this year. It made 30 recommendations to improve solvency, transparency and flexibility. The province continues to evaluate the report’s recommendations while looking at what other jurisdictions are doing and what is in the best interests of Nova Scotians.last_img read more

first_imgSeoul: South Korean President Moon Jae-in struck a conciliatory tone towards Japan on Thursday, offering to “join hands” if Tokyo chooses dialogue as relations between the two countries dip to fresh lows.Seoul and Tokyo — both of them democracies and market economies — are mired in long-running disputes over Japan’s use of forced labour in the first half of the 20th century.The two neighbours have been embroiled in a tit-for-tat trade war that saw them remove each other from their lists of trusted trading partners this month, raising concerns over global supply chains. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USThat came after Tokyo imposed restrictions on exports crucial to tech giants such as Samsung last month, following a series of South Korean court rulings ordering Japanese firms to pay for wartime labour.But Moon sought to dial down the temperature on Thursday, saying Seoul was willing to work with Tokyo to secure “fair trade and cooperation” in the region.”If Japan chooses the path of dialogue and cooperation, we will gladly join hands,” Moon said in a speech to mark the anniversary of Korea’s liberation from Japan’s 1910-45 rule. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential pollsDressed in a light blue hanbok, Moon — who earlier this month vowed South Korea will “never be defeated again by Japan” — insisted that Seoul has “not dwelt on the past”.”Reflecting on the past does not mean clinging to the past but overcoming what happened and moving toward the future,” said Moon.”We hope that Japan will play a leading role together in facilitating peace and prosperity in East Asia while it contemplates a past that brought misfortune to its neighbouring countries.” Tokyo maintains that all issues of wartime compensation were settled under the 1965 treaty that re-established diplomatic ties which included a package of about 800 million in grants and cheap loans for the former colony.The dispute has raised concerns over the potential implications on the security cooperation between the two US allies in the face of a series of North Korean missile tests in recent weeks.Pyongyang and Washington are engaged in a long-running diplomatic process over the North’s nuclear and missile programmes that has seen three unprecedented encounters between their leaders in the space of a year although little progress has been made on denuclearisation.Moon sought to play down North Korea’s recent tests — following the example of US President Donald Trump — as he assured Seoul had “even stronger” defence capabilities and was working to prevent escalation of tensions.But, he added: “The ultimate goal that these actions serve is dialogue, not confrontation.” The dovish South Korean president has long favoured dialogue with Pyongyang, dangling cross-border business projects as incentives.Moon said economic cooperation with the North will provide a one-stop solution to “problems we currently face, such as low growth, low birth rate and an aging society”.But proposed projects are currently blocked because of international sanctions imposed on the North over its nuclear and ballistic missile programmes.Moon pledged Thursday that he will “solidify the foundation” with the goal of “achieving peace and unification by 2045”, although his single five-year term presidency ends in 2022.Pyongyang has recently given Seoul the cold shoulder, saying nuclear talks will be “strictly” between the North and the US and refusing to hold a separate dialogue with the South.last_img read more

first_imgGurugram: The Gurugram Metropolitan City Bus Limited (GMCBL) has come up with four new routes. These new routes of the city bus service Gurugaman was inaugurated by chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Wednesday. One of the new routes (number 119 ) of the city bus service will also cater to the residents of Faridabad as it will ply between IFFCO Chowk and NIT Faridabad. The areas which will be covered by this route include Baliyawas, Mangar, Pali zone, Sainik Colony, Masjid, RK Hospital, Metro Mor, Khushboo Chowk, Bristol Chowk, Sikanderpur metro station and MG Road. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderThe services from IFFCO Chowk will begin at 7:00 am and commence at 6:00 pm. Commuters will be able to complete the entire journey in one hour and fifteen minutes. From NIT Faridabad, the first bus will depart at 8:30am and the last bus is scheduled for 7.25pm. Similarly, another route will cover the distance between Gurugram bus stand and Palam Vihar. This route will include Sector 12 Chowk, CRPF Camp Chowk, Rajeev Nagar Chowk, Ashok Vihar 2 and 3, Park View Residency and Cosmos Executive Apartment, among others. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsThe duration of this route will be 30 minutes. The first bus will depart from the Gurugram Bus Stand at 7.45am and the last bus at 5:45 pm. From Palam Vihar, the last bus is scheduled for 6.20pm. Meanwhile, commuters will soon be able to take a bus service that will be a loop service between Rajiv Chowk, Huda City Centre and Rajiv Chowk. This route will ply through Medanta, sectors 40, 44, 46, Huda City Centre, Sector 31/40 Housing Board Colony, Jharsa, among others. The fourth bus route will cover the distance between IFFCO Chowk to Dundahera. Almost a year after its launch, on September 2018, the Gurugaman bus service hit a daily ridership of 50,000 last month. According to data shared by the Gurugram Metropolitan City Bus Limited, ridership on the service jumped 67% between May and July, going from about 30,000 passengers Presently, four important routes make up more than half of Gurugaman’s daily ridership — Route 212 (from Basai to Huda City Centre and back), Route 134 (from IFFCO Chowk to IMT Manesar), Route 112 (from Sector 56 to Gurugram Railway station) and Route 111 (from Huda City Centre to Bhondsi). In all, these have a daily average ridership of about 33,000 day to 50,000 per day.last_img read more

first_imgOTTAWA — As negotiations to rewrite the North American Free Trade Agreement falter, the Trudeau government is expecting premiers and federal cabinet ministers to fan out across the United States to push the merits of the trilateral trade pact.Federal cabinet ministers will be heading south in the coming days to continue their full-court press for the deal, following the end of the fourth round of NAFTA talks that saw American negotiators drop bombshell proposals on dairy, autos and other issues that Ottawa views as non-starters.Transport Minister Marc Garneau will attend Friday’s meeting of the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence governors and premiers in Windsor and Detroit.Government officials, speaking on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the trade talks, say these moves are not a just a response to the latest round of talks, which exposed massive gaps between American bargaining positions and those of Canada and Mexico.They say the effort has been long planned as part of a co-ordinated attempt to reach out to U.S. lawmakers, using premiers and cabinet ministers to target key states.Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland and David MacNaughton, Canada’s ambassador to the U.S., briefed the premiers on the latest NAFTA developments during a first ministers meeting two weeks ago.“It’s in everyone’s interest to continue the outreach that has been ongoing,” said one source.“I think the provinces and territories understand that as much as we do, which is why we’ve seen a strong level of engagement on their part.”Later this month, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne will use a meeting of the Toronto Global Forum to meet Florida Gov. Rick Scott.“In the face of the NAFTA renegotiations and U.S. protectionism, our partnerships are demonstrating that free trade benefits businesses and workers on both sides of the border,” Wynne says in a statement promoting the conference.Earlier this year, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau dispatched 11 cabinet ministers to key U.S. states to make the case for NAFTA and to keep people and goods flowing over the border.Their key talking point is that 35 U.S. states call Canada their top customer, while nine million Americans depend on trade with Canada for their jobs.Those efforts continued on Wednesday when Freeland met in Washington with Sen. Bob Corker, the Tennessee Republican who has been highly critical of Trump.In the coming days, Science Minister Kirsty Duncan is to travel to North Carolina to meet politicians and academics.In November, MacNaughton and Andrew Leslie, Freeland’s parliamentary secretary on U.S. relations, are to attend the Halifax Security Forum in anticipation of meeting Sen. John McCain.Garneau’s visit to the Friday meetings in Detroit and Windsor will have him in the company of several key U.S. politicians, including Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Gov. Rick Snyder of Michigan.Wisconsin was the setting for some of Donald Trump’s harshest anti-Canadian trade rhetoric when he criticized Canadian dairy policies for hurting mid-western farmers.This week, U.S. negotiators called for an end to Canada’s supply management system for dairy, chicken, eggs and turkey within the next decade.On auto parts, the U.S. also tabled a proposal for all cars to have 50 per cent U.S. content to avoid a tariff. The U.S. has requested this policy be phased in within one year, which automakers call impossible.Government officials say they are noticing how U.S. business and labour groups are starting to speak out in support of NAFTA and its economic benefits. They point to warnings coming from prominent business groups, including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, that tearing up NAFTA would be bad for the economy.last_img read more

first_imgBerlin- European champions Bayern Munich set a new record for the longest unbeaten run in Bundesliga history with a 3-0 victory at home to Augsburg on Saturday.Bayern have now gone 37 league matches since their last defeat, at Bayer Leverkusen in October 2012, breaking Hamburg’s previous record of 36 from January, 1983.“The record is unbelievable, it’s not easy to go 37 games without defeat. Congratulations to the club,” said Bayern coach Pep Guardiola, who took charge in June. “I have noticed that every game is a lesson for me in understanding my team.”Guardiola’s Bayern face their biggest test in a fortnight when they travel to second-placed Borussia Dortmund in a repeat of last season’s Champions League final.“Dortmund will be a good, good test for us and our level,” added Guardiola.Guardiola also set a personal record as he celebrated his 12th league match without defeat — the best start by a new Bundesliga coach in the league’s history with 32 points.The Champions League holders opened the scoring at Munich’s Allianz Arena when Germany centre-back Jerome Boateng headed home from a corner after just five minutes.France winger Franck Ribery then smashed home a direct free-kick on 42 minutes before Germany’s Thomas Mueller netted a penalty in the fifth minute of injury time.Bayern, who have won 31 of their last 37 Bundesliga matches, were without Germany’s Bastian Schweinsteiger, who will miss the forthcoming internationals against Italy and England with an ankle injury.It was Bayern’s second milestone of the week after they equalled Barcelona’s record from the 2002/03 season of nine consecutive Champions League wins with a 1-0 at Viktoria Pilsen.Breaking records is nothing remarkable for Bayern these days having set or equalled 25 league records under Guardiola’s predecessor Jupp Heynckes last season.Heynckes stood down in May, with his side unbeaten in their previous 25 league games, after Bayern won the treble of European, cup and Bundesliga titles last season.Bayern also extended their lead at the top of the table to four points as second-placed Borussia Dortmund went down 2-1 at VfL Wolfsburg.It was Dortmund’s second defeat of the week after losing to 1-0 at home to Arsenal in the Champions League.After Germany winger Marco Reus put Dortmund ahead with a thunderbolt of a free kick on the stroke of half-time, Wolves hit back to pick up their fourth straight victory to leave them fourth.Swiss defender Ricardo Rodriguez smashed home a free kick before Croatia striker Ivica Olic hit a great goal in off the far post with 20 minutes left.“We gave away too many free-kicks, which allowed the opposition some practive in taking them,” lamented Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp, adding centre-back Neven Subotic has a suspected cruciate knee injury.“Olic’s goal was a dream. It should have been blocked, but that didn’t happen. Neven Subotic’s injury is terrible news.”last_img read more

A look at some of the key business events and economic indicators upcoming this week:DEEPER IN DEBTThe Federal Reserve issues its latest monthly snapshot of U.S. consumer borrowing trends Tuesday.The tally, which excludes mortgages and other loans secured by real estate, is expected to show consumer borrowing increased by $16.5 billion in March, following a gain of $15.2 billion the previous month. The increase in February pushed total consumer borrowing to a record $4.05 trillion.Consumer credit, monthly change, seasonally adjusted, billions of dollars:Oct. 22.2Nov. 19.7Dec. 14.1Jan. 17.7Feb. 15.2March (est.) 16.5Source: FactSetMAGIC MOUSEThe blockbuster “Avengers” sequel should supercharge Walt Disney’s results in the April-June quarter.For now, though, the focus will be on the media giant’s results in the January-March quarter, which are due out Wednesday. Wall Street predicts the report will show earnings and revenue declined from a year earlier. Beyond earnings, investors will be listening for new details on Disney’s upcoming video streaming service.HIGHER PRICES SEENEconomists expect that a gauge of U.S. consumer prices rose last month from a year earlier.The Labor Department’s consumer price index, due out Friday, is projected to show a gain of 2.1% in April. That would follow an annual increase of 1.9% in March, due to rising gasoline and other costs. Inflation has been relatively modest even as the job market has strengthened and wage gains have accelerated.Consumer price index, annual per cent change, not seasonally adjusted:Nov. 2.2Dec. 1.9Jan. 1.6Feb. 1.5March 1.9April (est.) 2.1Source: FactSetThe Associated Press read more

TORONTO — The Toronto stock market closed higher Wednesday with the market finding support from energy stocks on a solid jump in crude prices.Here are the closing numbersTSX — 11,544.64 +32.42 0.28%S&P 500 — 1,341.45 -0.02 0.00%Dow — 12,604.53 -48.59 -0.38%Nasdaq — 2,887.98 -14.35 -0.49%The S&P/TSX composite index closed up 32.42 points at 11,544.64. The TSX Venture Exchange gave back 6.57 points to 1,192.79.Rising oil prices helped push the commodity-sensitive Canadian dollar up 0.26 of a US cent to 98.05 US cents amid data showing a widening of the trade deficit in May.Statistics Canada said the trade deficit with the world was US$793-million, up from US$623-million in April. Merchandise imports increased 0.4% on the strength of energy products while exports were relatively unchanged in May.New York markets were listless, reflecting investor disappointment that the minutes from the latest U.S. Federal Reserve meeting didn’t deliver a strong hint that another round of economic stimulus is on the way.The minutes showed Federal Reserve policymakers agreed last month that they might need to take more action to support growth if the U.S. economy loses momentum.They showed Fed officials signalled their concern that the struggling U.S. economy could worsen if Congress fails to avert tax hikes and across-the-board spending cuts that kick in at the end of the year.But “on balance, the minutes do not on the surface suggest a sizeable body of support for further immediate action,” said CIBC World Markets senior economist Peter Buchanan.“Although it should be borne in mind that the comments were made prior to recent data disappointments, including another sub-100 payrolls print in June,” he added.The Dow Jones industrials declined 48.59 points to 12,604.53.The Nasdaq composite index fell 14.35 points to 2,887.98 and the S&P 500 index dipped 0.02 of a point to 1,341.45.Hopes for more action from the Fed had risen in the past week amid disappointing readings on the American manufacturing and service sectors and job creation numbers for June that were below even modest expectations.Other central banks have moved recently to help keep the recovery on the rails.The European Central Bank and the People’s Bank of China cut lending rates last week. But slowing trade growth in China and weak jobs creation in the U.S. have investors worried that markets could languish until the Federal Reserve implements another round of Treasury bond purchases known as quantitative easing.But some analysts questioned the need for another round of QE.“We thought at the end of the year they were going to come out with (more quantitative easing), not because we thought it was needed but because that was going to be the sentiment of the market because of where Europe was going to drive things,” said Gareth Watson, vice-president, investment management and research at Richardson GMP Ltd.“Let’s be honest: what is quantitative easing? It is when a central bank steps in to provide liquidity when there is no liquidity available. And … there is no liquidity issue in the U.S. when it comes to financial institutions.”The energy sector ran up 1.75% as oil prices gained ground after weak Chinese trade data sent prices lower on Tuesday. Prices took off Wednesday after China’s auto industry said sales jumped a solid 9% in June despite a slowing economy. China is the world’s biggest market for new vehicles.Also, the U.S. government said oil supplies fell last week by 4.7 million barrels, triple the decline expected by analysts, which signals higher demand.The August crude contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange gained US$1.90 to US$85.81 a barrel, pushing the energy sector up 1.75%. Cenovus Energy gained $1.03 to $33.28 and Suncor Energy rose 53 cents to $29.25.The consumer staples sector also made headway. Quebec-based convenience store and fuel station chain operator Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. gained $2.20 to $48.10 on top of a gain of $1.66 Tuesday in the wake of a strong earnings report.Financials were also supportive with Manulife Financial ahead 14 cents to $11.10 while Scotiabank climbed 56 cents to $53.06.The gold sector was the leading decliner, down about 2.3% amid lower gold prices and a production warning from one of the biggest miners. Bullion declined US$4.10 to US$1,575.70 an ounce and Barrick Gold faded 71 cents to $35.66.Goldcorp Inc. tumbled $3.83 or 10.18% to $33.80 as the miner cut its 2012 production guidance, blaming operating delays at its Red Lake mine in Ontario and inadequate water supply at its Penasquito mine in Mexico. The Vancouver-based gold miner said it expected to produce between 2.35 and 2.45 million ounces of gold for the year, down from an earlier estimate of 2.6 million ounces.Mining stocks were weak amid worries about a global economic slowdown.The base metals sector dipped 0.83% with copper ahead five cents at US$3.45 a pound. Ivanhoe Mines shed 20 cents to $8.80 and Lundin Mining shed 12 cents to $3.99.The telecom sector was also a weight as Telus Corp. eased $1.01 to $62.23.In corporate news, Vancouver-based miner South American Silver Corp. is protesting Bolivia’s decision to revoke its licence to mine a rich silver deposit in the country and nationalize the project. The licence was cancelled Tuesday following opposition from Quechua Indians who had seized workers employed by the company to press their case.The stock has lost about half its value in the last two sessions, closing Tuesday at 49 cents on the TSX. It fell another 12 cents Wednesday to 37 cents.Here’s the news investors were watching today:Backlash grows after Spain reveals $80-billion in new austerity measuresCanada’s banks can weather global storm: WatchdogRemember last summer’s sell-off? Well, brace yourselfON DECK THURSDAYECONOMIC NEWSBank of Japan announces interest rate decision CANADA8:30 a.m.New housing price index (May): Economists expect 0.2% rise from the month before, 2.3% year over year UNITED STATES8:30 a.m.Weekly jobless claims: Economists expect 370,000 claims Import price index (June): Economists expect a 1.8% decline from month, 1.5% decline from year before 2 p.m.Treasury budget (June): Economists expect at US$60-billion deficit CORPORATE NEWSCANADACogeco Cable Q3 earnings: Analysts expect $1.08 a share Cogeco Inc Q3 earnings: Analysts expect $1.02 a share Corus Entertainment Q3 earnings: Analysts expect 50¢ a share UNITED STATESFastenal Q2 earnings: Analysts expect 37¢ a share read more

collaboration_system_774.png “SCTC Perspectives” is written by members of the Society of Communications Technology Consultants, an international organization of independent information and communications technology professionals serving clients in all business sectors and government worldwide.Tags:News & Viewscloud migrationcollaboration toolsMicrosoft TeamsCRMworkflowTeam Collaboration Tools & WorkspacesCase StudiesCloud CommunicationsDigital WorkplaceFuture of WorkMeetingsMessagingMobilitySCTCSecurityWorkSpace Connect Articles You Might Like Being in the IT consulting space, security was high on our requirements list. We added Azure Active Directory (AAD) with multi factor authentication (MFA) to the Office 365 and Teams environment to significantly improve the security of the cloud and eliminate the need for onsite authentication servers. We extended AAD authentication to our other cloud applications that we were using to simplify authentication and further improve security. As part of this process, we started to better manage device and application security using Microsoft Intune and mobile device management (MDM) with AAD. Going through this process has simplified collaboration through application consolidation that includes communications, telephony, video, chat, document management, workflow, and application integration with many SaaS tools. The end result has been faster and higher quality collaboration. The resulting simplification has improved (shortened) calendar timeframes for team work and reduced overall costs. What’s on our roadmap to further improve our collaboration? The Microsoft Office 365 platform has many tools and applications that we’re evaluating how we might be able to take advantage. We have started to build workflow applications to work with Teams using Microsoft Flow, PowerApp, and PowerBI to streamline some of our consulting methodologies, including our IT Security and Operations Scorecard. We will be looking at some of the other application integrations and project templates available in Teams to further improve consulting operations. We will also continue to improve the security of our operations using the ever-expanding Azure platform tools – including security issues detection and response capabilities. Why Slack Should Be Concerned about Microsoft Teams Kevin Kieller July 25, 2019 Likable though he may be, Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield is missing the point about his company’s chief competition. Our journey was rocky and involved some significant trial and error. We were often left waiting for roadmap features to do things we wanted to accomplish now. Our experience was not unique; lots of organizations have gone down this path over the last three years. But as a boutique consulting firm, we can now work anywhere and have access to all of our data and applications. More importantly, we can collaborate as if were all in one office, which feels like a win to me. This experience has also added a new area of expertise to our firm, as we are helping our clients manage their similar cloud journeys. Evolving in the CloudIn the fall of 2018, guest user access to teams was added. For our consulting business, this might have been the single most important feature that was missing. Now we could start to collaborate easily with clients, subcontractors, and business partners in a secure and collaborative fashion. Our accounting system was the last thing that we had onsite. We looked at our workflow and tried a variety of demos, but wound up adding a cloud-based accounting system with integrated timesheets to finish our cloud migration. In the near future, we will be embedding the timesheet capability within the Teams interface. Log in or register to post comments Taming Teams: Microsoft Looks to Inspire Partners Kevin Kieller July 16, 2019 Pushes the multiplier effect of the cloud, and highlights embedded Teams capabilities Taming Teams: Where’s My Data? Kevin Kieller July 02, 2019 This simple storage question has a complex answer that any multinational organization considering Teams needs to explore. I spent time working while on planes, trains, automobiles, client sites, airports, and coffee shops. I was always challenged to stay connected with other members of our team. Phone calls, remote access, Skype, file shares, and a plethora of other tools were used to keep track of things and to share information with one another. We had email in the Office 365 cloud and some basic replication capabilities with OneDrive, but that was not scalable, nor collaborative. Collaboration was never easy and rarely authentic. In 2017, we started looking at procuring better collaboration tools. We investigated several tools including Microsoft Teams (release March 2017), but they only had pieces of the solution we were looking for. We replaced more expensive video conferencing with Skype for Business Online, for some decent video conferencing capabilities, and added cloud-based UC from another third-party provider to improve our access to voice communications. This was better than what we started with, but not yet the solution we needed – too many point tools and not enough integration or workflow. Slack Modernizes Desktop Client Beth Schultz July 22, 2019 Touts greater efficiency, responsiveness, and reliability… all of which should help workers be more productive. We adjusted our workflow and started to see that the we could accomplish our goal of having no dependency on the brick and mortar office. We added a cloud-based CRM into the mix, which allowed us to track project status as well as opportunities. We embedded the interface right into Teams so everything was in one place. Slack Debuts New Enterprise Security Controls Beth Schultz August 06, 2019 Enhancements aim to provide the ability to deploy Slack at enterprise scale in “safe, secure, and centralized way.” sctcperspective_Small.png See All in Team Collaboration Tools & Workspaces » For the last 20 years, I have been part of a boutique consulting firm and the last two years have seen dramatic changes. We had an office, but the objective was never to be there – as a consultant, your objective was to be at a client site, to be chargeable. Second Phase: A Deeper LookIn the summer of 2018, we took a deeper look at Microsoft Teams again, including its roadmap in our evaluations. Skeptically, a few of us jumped in on a proof of concept (PoC). We pulled document management, chat, and video conferencing into one application, all in the cloud with no remote access hassles. It was better, and we could start to see that the roadmap was headed in the right direction. The rest of our team jumped in and started using Teams for internal and client projects. Consultants could collaborate on documents, chat or have ad-hoc video calls to meet and discuss various topics, and keep all files in one place with easier ability to share — all in real time, from anywhere they could get an Internet connection. Suddenly, we did not have to be in the office but we still felt like a tightly integrated team. Most recently, we moved our phone numbers from the third-party cloud UC provider to Teams, adding voice calls to Teams when dial plans were made available in Canada, where we’re based. This enabled cost-effective, high-definition voice and better integration with our other workflows. It’s not perfect, but having everything integrated into one application simplifies working from just about anywhere. read more

first_img Feb 27th 2018, 12:22 PM Image: Google Maps Share43 Tweet Email1 By Paul Hosford The Ringaskiddy Harbour Image: Google Maps 20 Comments Tuesday 27 Feb 2018, 12:22 PM The Ringaskiddy Harbourcenter_img 8,742 Views Decision on €160 million Cork incinerator deferred for a tenth time An Bord Pleanala says a decision will be made within three months. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Short URL AN BORD PLEANALA has deferred a decision on a €160 million incinerator at Ringaskiddy in Cork for a tenth time.A decision, originally due by July 2016, was due tomorrow, but has been deferred again.An Bord Pleanala says a decision will be made within three months.The 17-year plan to put an incinerator at the Indaver site in Ringaskiddy has been met with resistance from the community, local politicians and members of PDFORRA, the Defence Forces members’ representative body.An application to build the plant was rejected by An Bord Pleanala in 2011 on the grounds that the plan did not adequately plan for flooding or coastal erosion.Previous hearings took place in 2003 and 2009, and inspectors at both recommended refusal for the project, with the 2009 Inspector’s recommendation being carried by the Bord, and a planning refusal issued in 2011.Chase, the local body which has campaigned against the plan, says that a refusal must be issued. Its chairperson Mary O’Leary said:“While we are prepared to wait for that outcome, we believe that decision could have been delivered immediately after the 2016 hearing in time to meet statutory obligations and the July 2016 deadline.“This community engaged in full and in good faith in a process that presented us with brutally incorrect dioxin figures which, if Bord Pleanala is competent, must have been known to them. The Bord needs to understand how very hard it is for our community to maintain faith in this process.”Chase says that the site is no longer zoned for industrial use, having been rezoned for educational purposes by Cork County Council in Local Area Plans agreed in July 2017.Indaver says that the plan is in line with national, local and regional waste plans.Read: Politicians, the community and army staff are against it, but €160m incinerator may still go aheadlast_img read more

first_imgTwo lawmakers who were part of the governing coalition were on their way out of their respective parties on Monday, reducing to 176 the number of deputies Prime Minister Antonis Samaras can turn to in the crucial vote on the latest austerity package over the next few days. Samaras ordered that Nikos Stavrogiannis, a New Democracy deputy for Fthiotida, be expelled from the conservatives’ parliamentary group after the lawmaker said he would not vote for the latest cost-cutting measures. The premier also asked the party’s ethics committee to decided whether Stavrogiannis should be expelled completely from the party. Also Monday, Yiannis Micheloyiannakis, an MP with junior coalition partner Democratic Left, quit the party due to a disagreement over the content of the austerity package. The Cretan lawmaker made it known a few weeks ago that he would not support the measures. Two more of the party’s deputies have indicated they will not vote for the package, which is set to be brought to Parliament at the end of this month or the beginning of November. The coalition faces a test in Parliament on Tuesday when MPs will debate and vote on legislation that will facilitate privatizations. PASOK MP Paris Koukoulopoulos suggested on Monday that a clause should be inserted requiring Parliament to approve each sell off. Source Kathimerini Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

first_imgAlerte Météo France orange : l’Ile-de-France en vigilance orageLundi matin, Météo France a placé en alerte orange cinq départements de l’Ile-de-France pour un risque d’orage. Si la région parisienne a connu un temps plutôt estival ce weekend, la journée de lundi sera beaucoup moins clémente. C’est ce qu’a annoncé dimanche soir et ce matin, Météo France qui a placé en alerte orange huit départements de la région Ile-de-France : Paris et sa petite couronne, la Seine-et-Marne, les Yvelines, l’Essonne, le Val-d’Oise. Des orages sont attendus à partir de 8H30 et pourraient être localement violents, a prévenu Météo France dans un communiqué.À lire aussi(VIDÉO) Un radar détecte un nuage de coccinelles de 80 kilomètres de large “Les cellules orageuses ont gagné l’Ile-de-France par le sud-ouest avec des précipitations intenses et une activité orageuse localement très virulente”, explique le communiqué. La séquence orageuse sera brève (alerte maintenue jusqu’à 11H) “mais localement très violente avec un risque de gros grêlons et rafales” jusqu’à 80 km/h, ajoute t-il encore. Les grêlons atteindront par endroit un centimètre de diamètre voire plus dans certains endroits, “jusqu’à 3 centimètres au vu des observations passées”, selon les météorologistes.  Les pluies seront également abondantes et très intenses et les rafales atteindront localement plus de 90 kilomètres par heure. Face au risque d’orage, Météo France a appelé à la vigilance rappelant que les intempéries pouvaient causer des dégâts importants sur des habitats légers et les installations provisoires. Elles peuvent aussi causer des inondations dans des caves ou des points bas. Les impacts de foudre eux pourraient provoquer des départs de feu, indique le communiqué. Au fil de la journée, la menace orageuse s’accentuera et touchera aussi l’ouest et le sud. L’Aquitaine, le Poitou-Charentes, le Gers et les Hautes-Pyrénées notamment seront particulièrement exposés. L’est du pays sera en revanche épargné. Le 17 juin 2013 à 10:51 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

first_imgPORTLAND — Hemp is about to get the nod from the federal government that marijuana, its cannabis plant cousin, craves.A provision of the farm bill that received final approval in Congress on Wednesday removes hemp from the list of federally controlled substances and treats the low-THC version of the cannabis plant like any other agricultural crop. THC is the cannabis compound that gives pot its high.President Trump is expected to sign the bill into law next week.The change sets the stage for greater expansion in an industry already seeing explosive growth because of growing demand for cannabidiol, or CBD, a non-psychoactive compound found in hemp that many see as a way to better health.Federal legalization could triple the overall hemp market to $2.5 billion by 2022, with $1.3 billion of those sales from hemp-derived CBD products, according to New Frontier Data, a cannabis market research firm.“It’s a huge deal because it’s a domino effect. Banks can get involved now and if banks get involved, then credit card processors get involved — and if that happens, then big box stores like Target and Wal-Mart get into it,” said Sean Murphy, a New Frontier data analyst who’s tracked the industry since its infancy in 2015. “All these big players are going to come in.”Hemp, like marijuana, already is legal in some states. Approval at the national level brings a host of benefits that the pot industry has yet to see.last_img read more

first_imgFORT MYERS, Fla. (WSVN) — Surveillance cameras caught the scene as officials at Southwest Florida International Airport tried to grab a gator.The animal was spotted in the Fort Myers Airport’s parking lot, Sunday.Crews could be seen trying to grab it, but the gator resisted.After a couple of tries, they were eventually able to drag it away.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img