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first_imgStatistics published by the Times of India Newspaper showed a significant decline in the number of immigration permits granted to Indians working in the Gulf region in 2018 – 19 percent or 295,000 permits compared to 374,000 in 2017, reports Alrai daily. Read it at Arab Times Related Itemslast_img

first_imgHenrikh Mkhitaryan admits he had “never heard of” Matteo Guendouzi when Arsenal moved to snap up the French youngster over the summer.The Gunners took in a low-key transfer window, with new boss Unai Emery unable to work with the riches on offer elsewhere.That forced the Spaniard, along with head of recruitment Sven Mislintat, to go in search of hidden gems. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! One bargain they have unearthed is 19-year-old midfielder Guendouzi, with Mkhitaryan among those to have been impressed by a relative unknown following his arrival from Ligue 2 side Lorient.The Armenian playmaker told RMC: “To be honest, I had never heard of him. I had never seen him play.“He really impressed me in his first training session. We said: ‘Oh, he’s got a lot of quality, he can bring a lot of good things to the club.’“When the coach decided to start him in his first game for the club, I agreed with it because he deserved it.“We’ll try and help him to do everything he can. We hope he can do more in the next matches, too.”Emery has displayed considerable faith in Guendouzi after handing him an opportunity to impress in pre-season.The youngster made his Premier League bow against reigning champions Manchester City on the opening weekend, and has retained his place for meetings with Chelsea and West Ham.His mature performances have belied his tender years, with big things now expected of an exciting talent who was acquired for just £7 million ($9m).last_img read more

first_imgJurgen Klopp has described Pep Guardiola as the best manager in the world ahead of Liverpool’s showdown with Manchester City on Sunday.The Premier League champions head to Anfield looking for a win that will take them three points above Liverpool at the top of the table, with only goal difference separating the sides after seven matches.Klopp says he has huge respect for the way in which City play under Guardiola and described it as “exciting” to face his teams. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! “I’ve said it a few times, that if we couldn’t be champions last season then Manchester City are very welcome,” the Liverpool boss told Sky Sports.”They had an outstanding season, I respect it a lot – I love it, actually. Watching them is really good.”My respect for Pep Guardiola couldn’t be bigger, he is the world’s best manager and that makes it so difficult, but so exciting to play his teams.”I have a really good relationship with Pep. A few times before these games, you say a few things and then realise obviously it could have been misunderstood, but then it’s really important to say I really like and respect Pep and his staff.”Liverpool beat City 4-3 at Anfield in the league last season to end the visitors’ unbeaten run in the top flight in 2017-18, which had stood at 22 matches.They then knocked them out of the Champions League quarter-finals with a 5-1 aggregate victory, which came following a 3-0 victory at home and a 2-1 win at the Etihad Stadium.Klopp, though, thinks that tie showed Liverpool that they cannot ever relax against Guardiola’s men.”Normally when you win 3-0, you say it’s halfway done, but it was not even that much of an advantage, it was just a lead,” he said.”If you asked anyone they would say it was not done. Look at the game at Manchester City – there was an offside goal, which was not offside, which could have changed the game, but we were really calm.”We had to change a bit tactically in the game, and worked better then, but we had the opportunity with two really good goals.”You could feel the shock when we first scored. It’s not that you go out of a game like this thinking now we have the solution to deal with Manchester City. That was that day, and they will try to strike back.”last_img read more

first_imgFormer world number one Andy Murray has undergone a hip resurfacing surgery in London, the 31-year-old Scot said on Tuesday.Murray has struggled to regain form since undergoing hip surgery last year and was knocked out in the first round of the Australian Open earlier this month, having said the tournament could be his last as a professional.His post on Instagram featured an X-ray picture of his hip.”I now have a metal hip,” Murray wrote in his post.”Feeling a bit battered and bruised just now but hopefully that will be the end of my hip pain.”In an emotional news conference in Melbourne ahead of the Australian Open, Murray announced he would retire this year, preferably after a farewell appearance at Wimbledon.The two-time Olympic champion told BBC this month that surgery was the only option if he wanted to extend his career.”There is a strong possibility I won’t come back and play after an operation. I want to play tennis, but not with the hip I have right now,” he said.The ATP Tour posted a tweet in support for Murray: “Get well soon Andy, we know you will do everything to get back on tour!”advertisementYesterday @andy_murray underwent hip resurfacing surgery in London.Get well soon Andy, we know you will do everything to get back on tour! #GetwellsoonAndyMurray pic.twitter.com/edP9bhpLQYATP Tour (@ATP_Tour) January 29, 2019Three-time Grand Slam champion, Murray initially had surgery on his right hip in January 2018 and has played 15 matches since returning to action last June.He was due to play in next month’s Marseille Open but withdrew from the tournament last week.Also Read | Maybe I’ll see you again: Andy Murray told Australian Open crowd after Round 1 exitAlso Read | Andy Murray slams Britain Lawn Tennis Association for failing to build on his successAlso Read | Andy Murray can come back from hip surgery, says doubles legend Bob Bryanlast_img read more

first_imgManchester City Foden is the future of Man City – Yaya Toure Peter Hanson Last updated 1 year ago 20:48 11/22/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) fodentoure - Cropped Getty Images Manchester City Manchester City v Feyenoord UEFA Champions League Huddersfield Town v Manchester City Premier League The Under-17 World Cup winner made his bow for the first team after Feyenoord and has been tipped for the top by the former Barcelona man Yaya Toure has labelled rising star Phil Foden as the “future” of Manchester City and tipped the teenager to reach the top of world football.Toure 21/10 to score v HuddersfieldFoden saw his stock rise after starring in England’s triumph at the Under-17 World Cup and made his senior debut for the Citizens off the bench in Tuesday’s 1-0 Champions League win over Feyenoord. Article continues below Editors’ Picks 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 Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player City boss Pep Guardiola said the development of Foden hinges solely on the attitude of the 17-year-old midfielder.But Toure is confident that Foden can reach his potential by learning from the likes of Kevin De Bruyne, David Silva and Ilkay Gundogan.”If he stays in this club, he is going to be one of the top players because it’s always good to learn from and be close to the big players,” Toure told City’s official website.Phil Foden Mancheser City“When I was at Barcelona, I learned a lot. I was lucky enough to have a chance to win trophies because of the players around me.”It’s fantastic for him and he’s going to be the future.”He’s very important. The team keeps changing and the club are moving forward, so it’s very important [to bring players through].”I hope, and I think, he will stay for a long time.”Sometimes you have great players coming because Man City is such a strong team, a powerful club who can buy players, but I think he must stay here and learn from the big players, like Silva, Kevin, Gundogan, Fernandinho – all those players are going to give him more experience and confidence for the rest of his career.”I hope we will see a great player in the future.”last_img read more

first_imgPlans for Miami to host a La Liga game are being rekindled with the Spanish league trying again to take a regular-season game to Florida. Villarreal Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Reuse this content La Liga The league says it has asked the Spanish football federation to allow Villarreal’s home game against Atlético Madrid on 6 December to be moved to Hard Rock Stadium in Miami.Last season the federation would not approve playing Barcelona’s game against Girona in Miami in January.Javier Tebas, the Spanish league president, said: “We hope that this time we can carry out this positive action for everyone, as other leagues like the NFL or the NBA do when they stage matches overseas.” European club football Miami news Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp Barcelona to fight attempt to move clásico from Camp Nou to Madrid Atlético Madrid Topics Share on Pinterest Share via Email Share on Messenger Read morelast_img read more

first_imgLionel Messi ‘Messi cried after missing Champions League semi-final penalty’ – Alexis Joe Wright Last updated 1 year ago 19:53 2/11/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(12) Lionel Messi Barcelona Getty Images Lionel Messi Barcelona A. Sánchez Newcastle United v Manchester United Chelsea v Barcelona Manchester United Chelsea Premier League UEFA Champions League The Manchester United forward says he saw his former Barcelona team-mate in tears after missing a penalty in a Champions League tie Alexis Sanchez says Barcelona star Lionel Messi cried after they lost a Champions League semi-final to Chelsea in 2012.Messi missed a penalty as the Catalans surrendered a 2-0 lead to draw 2-2 with the Premier League side – who were playing with 10 men after John Terry’s sending off – which saw them lose the tie 3-2 on aggregate.Sanchez, who started that match for Barca, has revealed how hurt his former team-mate was in the wake of the defeat and feels it shows the demands players place on themselves at the highest level of the game. Article continues below Editors’ Picks 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 Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player The Manchester United forward, who earns a reported £350,000-a-week at Old Trafford, also believes players can be unfairly criticised based on the money they earn.”I think football saves many people,” Sanchez told Sky Sports .  “It can give you a life of luxury, but people don’t see all the effort that goes in behind the scenes. “That might mean not seeing your family, or missing your mother’s birthday, many players are so focused that they miss the birth of their children.”You might cry during a game if you lose a final. That’s all part of football. In the Barcelona dressing room after the Chelsea game, I saw Leo cry. That’s because players demand so much from themselves. People don’t see that.”Sometimes people say things such as, ‘He’s got too big for his boots’ or say, ‘He’s changed’. You buy a flash car and people say that you’re a show-off.Lionel Messi Barcelona Chelsea 2012Lionel Messi Barcelona Chelsea 2012“I’ve learnt so much over time and with the experience that I’ve gained. You can’t please everyone. There’ll always be one or two who get angry.”I’ve learnt so much from playing football: I love football and that’s what I do. I enjoy myself and I’m just trying to be happy.”Alexis has featured three times for Jose Mourinho’s side since his January move from Arsenal, scoring once and setting up another. The Chilean will return to action with his side on Sunday when they visit Newcastle United.last_img read more

first_imgstephen a. smith talks on first takeIn early February, ESPN analyst Stephen A. Smith made a controversial comment regarding Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins. The ESPN talking head suggested he would take Kyler Murray over Haskins because he viewed the former Buckeyes star as “more of a runner than a thrower.”No, really. Here’s what he said.“Haskins is no joke as well. I know that he’s bigger, he can make all the requisite throws at the NFL level. He played for a big time program at Ohio State. I just find him to be more of a runner than a thrower. I could be wrong about that, but that’s what I find,” Smith said.On Saturday afternoon, Haskins took the field for the 40-yard dash at the NFL combine. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p While the official time isn’t in just yet, Haskins’ two unofficial times were 5.04 and 5.06. People didn’t forget Stephen A. Smith’s comments and had a little fun at his expense.“Can confirm that Dwayne Haskins is not “more of a runner than a thrower,’” Dan Hope said.Can confirm that Dwayne Haskins is not “more of a runner than a thrower.”— Dan Hope (@Dan_Hope) March 2, 2019Haskins isn’t going to win many races in the NFL, but that’s not the player he needs to be.He’s battling Kyler Murray to be the first quarterback off the board.last_img read more

first_img 10 Classic Vodka Cocktail Recipes You Can Mix at Home There are many things I love about the fall, from the changing color of the leaves to the dying mosquitoes, the fact that I can get back from a jog not dripping in sweat, the scent of woodsmoke in the air, and the bounty of low-priced candy for sale after Halloween. And of course there are beverages. My favorite beers of the year come out along with the cold weather, and those delectable heated cocktails re-appear on bar and restaurant menus. (Hot Toddies and Irish Coffees? Yes please.)This year, however, I’ve kept sipping on chilled cocktails even as the weather has cooled. Ah, but not any cocktails… cider cocktails! But you knew that already and frankly you’re probably just being polite and want me to get on with the recipes. Very well. Here, sir or madam, four great apple cider-based cocktails perfect for getting a taste of the autumn season. And a  boozy taste, at that.Cidre 75 Steven John / The Manual(Created by Virtue Cider)2 oz. Virtue Cider1.5 oz Sipsmith London Dry Gin.75 oz fresh lemon juice.5 oz simple syrup1 lemon wedgeMethod: In a cocktail shaker, combine gin, lemon juice, and simple syrup. Add ice and shake it up for a few seconds. Strain into highball glass, then top with cider. Drop in the lemon wedge and serve!Sidra MargaritaSteven John / The Manual2 oz Astral tequila2 oz Virtue Cider1 oz lime juice1 oz simple syrup1 lime wedgeMethod: Combine simple syrup, tequila, and lime juice in a shaker with ice. Shake it up! Strain into a glass over ice and top with Virtue Cider. Garnish with a lime wedge or wheel.Spiced Ginger Apple MuleSteven John / The Manual(Created by Chaddsford Winery)OK, yeah I know — it’s not technically a cider cocktail, it’s an apple wine cocktail. Try one sip, and if you don’t like it, I’ll finish your glass for you. Really, I don’t mind, I’m here for you.2 oz Chaddsford Spiced Apple Wine1 oz Boardroom Spirits Fresh Ginger VodkaJuice of one lime wedge, and one intact wedgeGinger beer to fillCinnamon stickMethod: Add wine, vodka, and lime juice to a glass (or copper mug, ideally). Fill with crushed ice and top with ginger beer. Stir and garnish with a lime wedge and cinnamon stick.Apple Cider Old FashionedSteven John / The Manual(Created by CompletelyDelicious.com)2 oz whiskey2 oz apple cider (I used sparking boozy cider, but flat cider or apple juice work)1 tsp brown sugarDash of angostura bittersOrange slice, apple slice, and cinnamon, for garnishMethod: In a lowball glass, combine the cider, bitters, and sugar. Swirl glass around until liquids combine and sugar dissolves. Add the ice and whiskey. Top with orange, apple slices, and a cinnamon.Need on more idea? Why not make yourself a apple cider high ball? Simply take some cider, and add bourbon. For a bit of bubble, top with sparkling water. Easy 3-Ingredient Cocktails You Can Master 6 Essential Scotch Cocktails That You Need to Know 6 Classic Gin Cocktail Recipes You Can’t Live Without 7 Fall Cocktail Recipes to Enjoy With Cooler Weather Editors’ Recommendations last_img read more

first_imgCaterpillar, April 2, 2014 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 zoom Caterpillar Marine has shipped out the first series of Cat® 3500 marine gas engines from its Lafayette, Indiana manufacturing facility.Five Cat G3516 marine engines were selected to power the Becker Marine Systems subsidiary, Hybrid Port Energy, LNG-Hybrid Barge, the world’s first LNG-powered barge in the Port of Hamburg.The LNG-Hybrid barge will provide clean and efficient shore power to cold ironing cruise ships and serve as a backup power provider for the local Hamburg electric power and heat grid.The G3516 is a spark-ignited, gas engine specially designed to operate in commercial vessel applications. The solution is compliant with the strict Marine Classification Societies requirements, SOLAS and is certified by Bureau Veritas. The gas fuelled units will be capable of providing up to 7.75 MW of electric power. Cat dealer Zeppelin Power Systems led sales efforts on the project and will continue to support packaging and installation of the Cat power solutions.“We are working very closely with the technical team from Zeppelin and Bureau Veritas to provide a customer solution which is not only safe and environmental friendly, but also very economical in regards to the lowest cost of operation,” Chris Chenette, Caterpillar Large Power System marine product value manager, stated. “The G3516 marine engines represent a pinnacle in efficiency and peak performance, with the capability to handle the dynamic load profiles in typical vessel operations.”The base engine is the field-proven, land-based Cat G3516C Island Mode genset engine which is known for its best-in-class transient response. The G3516C is a vee-16 configuration, providing 1550 ekW @ 1,500 rpm. The fuel system is an inlet fumigated low pressure gas system. It is able to run at 100% power with gas qualities down to Methane Nr 70. The electronics and control system provide the reliability and safety that marine customers demand.Additionally, the first generator set packages recently completed and successfully passed the Bureau Veritas witness testing at the Zeppelin Power Systems facility in Achim, Germany. Chenette added, “For this particular project, some changes to the engine were required in order to meet the strict marine classification society standards; however we were able to leverage many of the approved solutions from our current Cat 3500 type approved marine diesel engine.”“As the world leader in providing gas engine technology, Caterpillar has made a strong commitment to support the growing demand for LNG-fuelled solutions in the global marine industry. The Cat G3516C is just one product in our comprehensive LNG initiative,” Jason Spear, Caterpillar Marine product definition engineer said. “We’re pleased to be able to leverage our deep expertise to engineer marine gas engines and deliver high-performing, value-add solutions to our diverse marine customers with varying operational needs.”Spear continued, “As part of our tactical new product introductions, we are bringing high speed dual fuel solutions to the market for customers who require the flexibility to operate on diesel in the event natural gas bunkers are not available. Our Cat LNG engines are a perfect complement to the recently-introduced MaK dual fuel engines in the 34 and 46 cm bore class. Moving into the future Caterpillar Marine will be able to offer a complete line of propulsion and auxiliary engines with configurations capable of using dual fuel or 100% natural gas.” My location Print  Closelast_img read more

first_imgSrinagar: In a major operation, Jammu and Kashmir Police on Wednesday gunned down a top Lashkar-e-Taiba militant who was responsible for attacking a leading apple trader’s family in which a girl child had also been injured. Some policemen were also injured in the exchange of fire but are said to be out of danger. Asif Maqbool Bhat was killed in a brief shootout with the police and security forces in Sopore around 9 a.m. “When we intercepted Bhat today (Wednesday), he attacked us. He threw a grenade at us. A few police personnel were injured but they are out of danger. In the ensuing encounter, the militant was neutralised,” Director General of Police Dilbag Singh said in a press briefing. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details He said Bhat had attacked the family of Haji Hamidullah Rather, a prominent fruit grower of Sopore and a resident of Dangerpora area, on September 8. “The militant fired at the family members of Rather, injuring four of them including a girl aged between four and seven years. The girl is admitted here in a hospital. Other members of the family were also evacuated from that place.” The girl was Rather’s daughter Asma. Bhat, and his associates, had also shot and injured a migrant labourer, identified as Shafi Alam, the same day, the DGP added. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from Thursday “The injured boy has been brought to a Srinagar hospital. I am told that his condition is fine and he is likely to be discharge any moment.” Bhat was also responsible for making use of over ground workers (OGWs) to print and publish posters threatening people to stay away from the fruit business, not to open shops and refrain from normal day-to-day activities, he said. “We were watching those activities. We were after these people who are involved in this. Eight people who are indulging in this kind of activities were apprehended by Sopore police along with the computers and other equipment they were using for printing those threatening letters and pasting them at various locations.” The DGP said that Bhat, along with two other fellow militants Sajjad and Mudassar, was very active in the area over the last one month and had created a lot of terror. “They were roaming around in villages, going to the people and threatening them, telling them not to go for daily chores… So we were tracking him.” On a specific input, police, along with other security forces, laid some “nakas” (checkpoints) close to Sopore town, the DGP said, adding Bhat was challenged to stop when he came. “Bhat, however, did not stop and threw a grenade on our party in which couple of our police personnel were injured but they are out of danger. He was later neutralised in the encounter. “With the killing of of Bhat, I believe that the area will heave a sigh of relief. The terror which he was creating there would be taken care of to some extent. We also know his other two associates and we are after them. We will see it in the near future. We will take care of them,” he said. The elimination of the top LeT member comes two days after the police, along with the army and other security forces including the Central Reserve Police Force, busted a terror module of the LeT in the Sopore area with the arrest of eight militants. Sopore’s Senior Superintendent of Police Javaid Iqbal said the men had hatched a conspiracy to print posters threatening locals from venturing out of their homes, either for trade, travel, schools or office. They used to distribute these posters in local villages.last_img read more

first_imgOTTAWA – The Defence Department says a painstaking review of dusty personnel files in the national archives may be needed to determine how many people were forced out of the military for being gay or lesbian.The Trudeau government has signalled its intention to apologize to former military members, hoping to make amends to those who endured federal discrimination over the decades due to their sexual orientation or gender identity.The policies had their roots in government efforts that began as early as the 1940s to delve into the personal lives of employees who were considered security risks.However, inquiries to Defence — including a formal request under the Access to Information Act — reveal the department has no firm sense of the numbers affected between 1969, when homosexual acts were decriminalized, and 1992, when military restrictions on gays were lifted.National Defence’s human resources system does not include information on a person’s sexual orientation, nor does it record the specific reason why a person was released from the Armed Forces, spokeswoman Suzanne Parker said in a written response to questions from The Canadian Press.Due to these limitations, it is “impossible to provide a tight estimate” of the number of Forces members released between 1969 and 1992 due to their sexual orientation, Parker added.A February 2016 briefing note to the senior associate deputy minister of defence, released under the access law, recommended that “further work be done” to determine the number of people discriminated against and whether the federal government should offer a redress package.The government now faces a brewing class-action lawsuit in Federal Court that would cover members of the military and other federal agencies who were “investigated, discharged, terminated, sanctioned or faced threat of sanction” by the government after June 27, 1969 because of their sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.The lawyers chose the date of decriminalization as the starting point because, since homosexual acts were illegal until that point, breaking a law would have provided the government with legal grounds for disciplining or firing employees.The government is committed to conducting archival research to try to determine the number of people affected by the policies, Parker said. “It may entail pulling and reviewing every single personnel file from Library and Archives Canada to determine the circumstances of each case.”Todd Ross, one of the lead plaintiffs in the court case, joined the Forces in 1987 at age 18 and came under investigation by the military police. He eventually admitted being gay while attached to a polygraph machine, an experience that was incredibly traumatic, his lawyers plan to argue in court.Ross accepted a discharge rather than spend the remainder of his naval career performing “general duties,” with no hope for promotion or advancement, they say.In 1967, the military issued Canadian Forces Administrative Order 19-20, “Homosexuality — Sexual Abnormality Investigation, Medical Examination and Disposal,” which formally banned gays from serving.Openly homosexual recruits were prevented from enlisting, and soldiers discovered to be gay were dismissed, says the heavily censored February 2016 briefing note. Any personnel who suspected another member of being gay or lesbian was required to inform a commanding officer.The policy was loosened somewhat in 1988. The order to inform superiors was dropped and dismissal of homosexuals was no longer automatic, the note points out. However, those who did not quit upon discovery were denied access to promotions, security clearances and transfers.The official military restrictions on gays were lifted in 1992 after it became clear they violated the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.Defence records indicate that 43 Canadian Forces members were released under CFAO 19-20 between January 1985 and January 1988, says an internal draft note from March of last year, also disclosed under the access law. Between January 1988, when the interim policy came into force, and October 1992 when the policies on homosexuals were revoked, about 47 members were affected. Statistics prior to 1985 were not available.However, another version of the draft note excludes the figures and says the number of people affected by CFAO 19-20 “is not known.”“Regardless of the numbers originally mentioned in the draft document, we are now actively trying to identify these individuals,” Parker said.— Follow @JimBronskill on Twitterlast_img read more

first_imgATLANTA (AP) _ Delta Air Lines Inc. (DAL) on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter profit of $1.02 billion.On a per-share basis, the Atlanta-based company said it had net income of $1.49. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring gains, were $1.30 per share.The results exceeded Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of nine analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.27 per share.The airline posted revenue of $10.74 billion in the period, missing Street forecasts. Eleven analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $10.83 billion.Delta expects full-year earnings to be $6 to $7 per share.Delta shares have dropped slightly more than 4 per cent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 index has increased 3 per cent. The stock has declined 20 per cent in the last 12 months._____This story was generated by Automated Insights (http://automatedinsights.com/ap) using data from Zacks Investment Research. Access a Zacks stock report on DAL at https://www.zacks.com/ap/DALThe Associated Presslast_img read more

first_imgVICTORIA, B.C. – With the last two flood and wildfire seasons the B.C. Government is reminding British Columbians the importance of being prepared.Planning and preparation for the event of of any type of emergency can help protect loved ones and reduce stress Shares the government. This Emergency Preparedness Week, May 5-11, 2019, all British Columbians are encouraged to make a plan, compile a kit and build resiliency in their homes and communities.“The best way to keep safe in the event of an emergency is to ensure your household is ready in advance,” said Mike Farnworth, Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General. “PreparedBC has the resources British Columbians need to get started on making plans that will help them cope through the initial stages of any emergency.” PreparedBC is getting back to basics this year by focusing on three key steps: Know the hazards in your local area; Make a plan to help keep focused and safe during an emergency; and Build an emergency kit and assemble grab-and-go bags.“It’s fantastic to see communities around B.C. taking part in emergency preparedness activities,” said Jennifer Rice, Parliamentary Secretary for Emergency Preparedness. “Tofino took a great step towards tsunami preparedness with its recent high-ground hike event and I applaud the many communities that are holding emergency preparedness events throughout the week.”The Alert Ready system will be tested in B.C. on Wednesday, May 8 at 1:55 p.m. The government is by participating in a national public safety emergency notification system testing. During the test, an alert will be broadcast on radio and television stations, as well as on compatible wireless devices. This testing is designed to assess the system’s readiness for an actual emergency and identify any adjustments that need to be made.For more information on how to best prepare an emergency, see the links below.PreparedBC is a one-stop shop for disaster readiness information. For tips on how to prepare an emergency plan and what to include in an emergency kit, visit: www.gov.bc.ca/PreparedBCFollow on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PreparedBC/Follow on Twitter: www.twitter.com/PreparedBCFor information during active provincial emergencies, visit: www.emergencyinfobc.gov.bc.caFollow on Twitter: www.twitter.com/EmergencyInfoBCFor more information on the Alert Ready testing, visit: https://www.emergencyinfobc.gov.bc.ca/test-bc-emergency-alerting-system/Alert Ready frequently asked questions: https://www.alertready.ca/For information on how to prepare for wildfires, visit FireSmart: https://firesmartbc.ca/For information on how to prepare for earthquakes, visit ShakeOutBC: https://www.shakeoutbc.ca/last_img read more

Rabat – Morocco has allegedly reached an agreement with US Joint Systems Manufacturing Center to purchase over 222 M1A1 Abrams tanks.A report by Daily Lima News said Morocco will buy tanks under the Foreign Military Sales program.The same source added that the Moroccan Royal Army awarded a contract to General Dynamics Land Systems for $17 million to provide removal and disposal of 50 M-1A1 frontal turret armor packages. The deal also includes the installation of the M-1A1 situational awareness frontal turret armor packages for the Kingdom.This deal dates back to 2013 when U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-Ohio) met with Moroccan Ambassador to the United States Rachad Bouhlal to discuss the potential M1A1 Abrams tanks sale to the Moroccan Armed Forces.“I am pleased that the Moroccan government is looking to further build upon this relationship by procuring the Ohio-built Abrams tank,” Portman said in a press release, following the June 2013 meeting.“Ambassador Bouhlal and I had a good discussion, and he was particularly impressed by the reputation of Ohio’s advanced manufacturing”, revealed the Senator.This package of M1A1 tank enhancements will contribute to the modernization of Morocco’s tank fleet, improving its ability to meet current and future threats.Salim Belmeziane, a Moroccan strategy expert told Hespress earlier this month that the closing of this deal was delayed for two years, due to ongoing negotiations on the price tag.“This deal is expected to create a balance in the body of maneuvers of Morocco and its neighboring Algeria, which acquired advanced tanks from Russia,” Salim Belmezian concluded.© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed without permission read more

The “State of Food and Agriculture” report of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) says that yields on plots managed by women are lower than those managed by men because women do not have equal access to capital.“The report makes a powerful business case for promoting gender equality in agriculture,” says Jacques Diouf, the FAO Director-General.“Gender equality is not just a lofty ideal, it is also crucial for agricultural development and food security. We must promote gender equality and empower women in agriculture to win, sustainably, the fight against hunger and extreme poverty,” he added.Giving women the same access as men to agricultural resources could increase production on women’s farms in developing countries by 20 to 30 per cent, raising total farm output in poorer regions by 2.5 to 4 per cent. That could in turn reduce the number of hungry people in the world by 12 to 17 per cent, or 100 to 150 million people, according to the report.An estimated 925 million people in the world were undernourished in 2010, the vast majority of them in developing countries.“We must eliminate all forms of discrimination against women, ensure that access to resources is more equal and that agricultural policies and programmes are gender-aware, and make women’s voices heard in decision-making at all levels. Women must be seen as equal partners in sustainable development,” said Mr. Diouf.Women make up on average 43 per cent of the agricultural labour force in developing countries, ranging from 20 per cent in Latin America to almost 50 per cent in East and South-east Asia and sub-Saharan Africa.Where rural women are employed, they tend to be segregated into lower paid occupations and are more likely to be in less secure forms of employment, such as seasonal, part-time or low-wage jobs, the agency notes in its report.New jobs in high-value export-oriented agro-industries offer better opportunities for women than traditional agriculture, the report says.The report documents gender gaps in the access to a wide range of agricultural resources, including land, livestock, farm labour, education, extension services, credit, fertilizers and equipment.Women in all regions generally have less access to land than men. For those developing countries for which data are available, between 3 and 20 per cent of all landholders are women. The share of women in the agricultural labour force is much higher and ranges from 20 to 50 per cent in developing countries.“Women farmers typically achieve lower yields than men, not because they are less skilled, but because they operate smaller farms and use fewer inputs like fertilizers, improved seeds and tools,” said Terri Raney, editor of the report.“Evidence from many countries shows that policies can promote gender equality and empower women in agriculture and rural employment. The first priority is to eliminate discrimination under the law,” said Ms. Raney.“In many countries women do not have the same rights as men to buy, sell or inherit land, to open a savings account or borrow money, to sign a contract or sell their produce. Where legal rights exist on paper, they often are not honoure 7 March 2011Women in rural areas have the potential to raise agricultural production to levels that would feed up to 150 million more of the world’s hungry people if they had equal access to the means of production, including land, financial services, education and technology, according to a United Nations report released today. read more

Samarasinghe, who has been included to the new Parliament through the National List, said that the Government must ensure it fully implement the new resolution if it gets the support of the UNHRC.He said the Government must now put in motion an independent domestic process to investigate allegations over the war in a manner which builds confidence among all communities. He also said that the Government may need to implement the recommendations of the report of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights which is set to be presented to the UNHRC next month. (Colombo Gazette) He noted that the United States is now working with Sri Lanka to put forward a similar resolution at the UNHRC next month in order to support the reconciliation process in the country. Speaking to reporters at the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) headquarters today, Samarasinghe recalled that the 2009 resolution backed reconciliation in Sri Lanka. The resolution in support of Sri Lanka presented to the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in 2009 was not fully implemented, former Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe said today.Samarasinghe, who was the Minister in charge of human rights at the time, said that if the resolution was fully implemented then the 2012 and 2013 resolutions against Sri Lanka may have faced difficulties in being adopted. read more

A lawyer and another person have been arrested for protesting against a garbage dump in Kolonnawa, the police media unit said.The police said that lawyer Nuwan Bopage and another individual who had organised the protest recently were arrested as they had violated a court order issued against the protest. (Colombo Gazette)

Canada is to assist the transition in the North from recovery to development.Canadian High Commissioner, Shelley Whiting, and UNDP Sri Lanka Resident Representative Peter Batchelor will visit Canadian-funded Community Projects in the North, and open several dairy and agriculture based Cooperative Projects in Jaffna, Kilinochchi and Mullaitivu this week, the UNDP office in Colombo said. These Cooperatives have received much needed technological and managerial/business support to recover after the decades of conflict and sustain their livelihoods whilst contributing towards the development of the growing Northern economy.Through the Agro-Economic Development Project’ it is expected to benefit over 11,000 households across Jaffna, Kilinochchi and Mullaitivu. The Mission will meet with Cooperative members and Government officials and hand over the completed infrastructure to the communities during their visit. During the two day visit, the High Commissioner is scheduled to visit four Canadian-funded dairy and agriculture based Cooperatives and their members supported by UNDP and FAO under the ‘Agro-Economic Development Project’. The Canadian Government continues to have a strong and longstanding partnership with the United Nations and is the third largest donor of UNDP Sri Lanka. (Colombo Gazette) The Canadian Government under a financial envelope of 6 Million Canadian Dollars has partnered with two UN agencies, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), to strengthen agro economic development in the North of Sri Lanka, with a specific focus on the districts of Jaffna, Killinochchi and Mullaitivu. read more

“You know better than anyone that the problem is not the Torah or the Koran. Indeed, the problem is never the faith – it is the faithful, and how we behave towards each other. That is why gatherings such are yours, which bring together leading religious figures, both Jewish and Muslim, are so important,” Mr. Annan said in his message to the Second World Congress of Imams and Rabbis for Peace, to be held in Seville from 19 to 21 March.“As teachers and guides, you can be powerful agents of change. You can inspire people to new levels of commitment and public service. You can help bridge the chasms of ignorance, fear and misunderstanding. You can set an example of interfaith dialogue and cooperation,” he said to the meeting, which is expected to draw some 150 Imams, Rabbis and other religious leaders from the Middle East Europe, and North America to promote dialogue and understanding between those religious communities.The Secretary-General noted that today, large numbers of Muslims and Jews around the world view themselves as “victims” of one another, or of the larger forces of globalization. “We look to you to help overcome this sense of victimhood and exclusion,” he said. “Your communities have to be convinced that they need not be helpless bystanders in the changing world around them, but can be involved and constructive participants in it.”The meeting, which is slated to address such issues as faith in secular societies and technology and morality, “can help chart a path of moderation for the devout, showing them that they can remain true to their convictions and beliefs while engaging fully in the changing world around them,” Mr. Annan said.The conference, he pointed out, can make an important contribution to the “Alliance of Civilizations,” a UN initiative aimed at bridging divides and overcoming prejudices, misconceptions, and polarizations which potentially threaten world peace.Wishing participants a successful Congress, the Secretary-General encouraged the Imams and Rabbis to spread the Alliance’s message of dialogue and peaceful coexistence in their communities. read more