Indian celebrities praise CWG on Twitter!

first_imgThe dazzling opening ceremony of Commonwealth Games was praised by many in the Bollywood. Tweeting on the mega show superstar Amitabh Bachchan said: “India won again. What a spectacular opening to the Games… Thank you!! Proud to be Indian.. Now go win all the medals.” His son Abhishek tweeted: “Saw some glimpses of the CWG opening ceremony on TV. Looked sensational!!!” Actress Preity Zinta tweeted: “Watching the opening ceremony of Commonwealth Games… Wow! Its rocking.” Indian tennis star Mahesh Bhupathi tweeted: “Sensational stuff. From an Indian perspective I say this is better then Beijing. Kudos to the CWG team, every one of them!!”last_img

Body visible in wreckage of plane carrying football player

first_imgIn this image released Monday Feb. 4, 2019, by the UK Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) showing the rear left side of the fuselage including part of the aircraft registration N264DB that went missing carrying soccer player Emiliano Sala, when it disappeared from radar contact on Jan. 21 2019. The Air accident investigators say one body is visible in the sea in the wreckage of the plane that went missing carrying soccer player Emiliano Sala and his pilot David Ibbotson. (AAIB via AP)LONDON — One body is visible in the seabed wreckage of a plane that went missing carrying Argentine football player Emiliano Sala and his pilot two weeks ago over the English Channel.Britain’s Air Accident Investigation Branch did not say on Monday if the underwater camera identified Sala or pilot David Ibbotson, the only two people on board the small aircraft that disappeared from radar over the English Channel on Jan. 21 as it flew from the French city of Nantes to Cardiff, Wales.ADVERTISEMENT ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Wreckage from the plane was located on Sunday after Sala’s family raised funds for a private search by American-born shipwreck-hunting specialist David Mearns because authorities called off the official search.Although the seabed search on Sunday was conducted in conjunction with British air accident investigators, they have not said if they plan to raise the wreckage to the surface.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption charges“Let’s hope they can rescue it as soon as possible to find out what happened and have some sort of certainty,” Horacio Sala, the footballer’s father, told The Associated Press outside the family’s home in Progreso, about 300 miles (500 kilometers) northwest of Buenos Aires.“I feel very empty. For a father to lose a son, is not something that you expect.” Kevin Alas says latest ACL injury ‘will only make me more resilient and much stronger’ US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusationscenter_img SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte View comments PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss The 28-year-old Sala was preparing to start a new career in the English Premier League at Cardiff after the striker was sold by French topflight club Nantes.An underwater remotely operated vehicle (ROV) surveyed the seabed and confirmed an object was the missing Piper Malibu aircraft, with the registration N264DB visible in a picture of the fuselage released on Monday.“It’s imperative that the plane is recovered, and now even more so now we know someone is down there,” Mearns said.Recovering the body without raising the wreckage is complex, according to Ross Taylor of A-to-Sea Solutions, whose survey ship was used in the search.“ROVs are sometimes able to grab on to items, but whether that would happen I don’t know,” Taylor said. “Divers can also get down to that depth but it’s a much bigger operation. In 25 meters to 30 meters of water, it would be a lot easier, but in 70 meters, it would be a much bigger operation.”ADVERTISEMENT Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Investigators plan to release an interim report into the accident this month. Parts of the plane were first believed to have been discovered last week when two seat cushions were found on the French coast.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting MOST READlast_img read more

Mitchell Starc gets hitched to Southern Stars keeper Alyssa Healy

first_imgAustralian fast bowler Mitchell Starc and his cricketer girlfriend, Southern Stars wicketkeeper Alyssa Healy, tied the knot on Saturday. The couple have been friends since childhood but started dating only a couple of years back.Starc and Healy took their vows at a beautiful beachfront location in the presence of a number of Starc’s New South Wales teammates. Healy and Starc took to Instagram and Facebook to make the big announcement with Healy captioning the picture – “Marry your best friend”. Fellow Australia bowlers Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins also attended the function, as did NSW teammates Nic Maddinson and Sean Abbott and the group posed for a beachside photo with their respective partners. Many of the Starc’s Australia teammates are competing at the Indian Premier League, a tournament the fast bowler is missing as he continues his recovery from ankle surgery. Healy’s Commonwealth Bank Southern Stars teammate Ellyse Perry also took to Instagram, sharing a pic of Healy with the caption: “My sister (from another mister) got married today! And she looked absolutely stunning!” “Just before his first Australian tour to India (in October 2010) we had a two to three-week period where we pretty much hung out every day,” Healy told News Ltd in 2013. “Just before he flew out we questioned what was going on and whether this was actually happening. We kind of just fell into it, being friends for a period of time before that. It just happened.”Healy had played for the Australian women’s team in limited overs cricket before the pair began dating, but they were there for each other’s Test debut. When their schedules allow, it’s not uncommon to see one of the two in the stands cheering the other person.advertisement”We don’t talk too much cricket,” Healy said last year of life at home with Starc. “It does find its way onto the TV a fair bit, especially with the Big Bash on and domestic cricket around the country. We try and leave the cricket side to our coaches and teammates when we are on tour, and when you get home it is nice to have somebody else to talk to away from the game. And maybe remind you why you play cricket when times get tough.””Obviously we are in a pretty unique position. It is nice to have someone who understands what you are going through. “But not too much cricket is spoken about around the dinner table, it’s more about other interests we have in common.”Healy has padded up to face her now-husband in the nets, but admitted it was not her favourite way to spend time together. “When Mitch was coming back from injury I put the pads on and faced him in the nets, but we don’t do that kind of thing too often,” Healy told the Guardian last winter. “It is not my first choice to be down the other end when he is bowling, and I don’t think it is his first choice either. “If we go down the park we would normally take a footy, or do something other than cricket related.”last_img read more

FIA approves more test days for 2017 F1 tyres

first_imgMotorsport’s governing body has approved changes in Formula One’s regulations to allow tyre supplier Pirelli to carry out more testing ahead of the 2017 season.The FIA’s World Motor Sport Council said in a statement on Wednesday that the changes will allow 25 car days of testing with current F1 cars fitted with 2017 tyre sizes, in 2016, 2017 and 2018.The World Motorsport Council agreed to the additional testing because it is “essential for the purpose of developing the new tyre sizes permitted by the 2017 F1 technical regulations.”The FIA also says there will be an opportunity to test prototype 2017 tyres in 2016 sizes on 2013 or 2014 cars.last_img

Gautam Gambhir slams KKR batsmen after crashing out of IPL 2016

first_imgKolkata Knight Riders had won both their matches against Sunrisers Hyderabad in the league stage but fell short by a big margin in the eliminator and as a result got knocked out of the Indian Premier League 2016. (Full IPL Coverage)KKR, who were champions in 2012 and 2014, failed to chase down their target of 163 as SRH completely outclassed them on a lively pitch at the Feroz Shah Kotla in New Delhi on Wednesday. (Henriques, Yuvraj shine as Sunrisers Hyderabad eliminate Kolkata Knight Riders)Skipper Gautam Gambhir blamed the lack of partnerships during the run chase as the main reason behind their defeat.”I thought we did not have big partnerships and someone needed to play a Yuvraj-like cameo which was an unbelievable innings, though not a fifty but that changed the momentum.””Someone into 60s or 70s and we would have won,” Gambhir said after the match.KKR have relied on their batting lineup time and again this season but Gambhir said the batsmen failed to live up to the expectations in this match.”We should have got 160-odd on this wicket. They did well to restrict the opposition but batters weren’t up to the expectations. In this format, you have to play well and the individuals can take the game away.”RUSSELL’S ABSENCE HURT KKRGambhir also said that KKR badly missed the services of injured all-rounder Andre Russell in this match.”Getting into this game, we were confident because we had won against them (SRH). But when you lose (Andre) Russell, it is difficult to replace someone like him. We tried to get the best combination for this match,” the dejected skipper summed up.advertisementlast_img read more

Rs 200 crore loan released for land acquisition for Machilipatnam Deep Sea Port

first_imgMachilipatnam (AP), Nov 1 (PTI) The Andhra Pradesh Mineral Development Corporation (APMDC) has released a loan of Rs 200 crore to the Machilipatnam Urban Development Authority (MUDA), Law, Sports and Youth Welfare Minister K Ravindra said Thursday. Addressing a press conference here, the minister said MUDA is engaged in obtaining Rs 1,092 crore credit from any public bank to speed up the gathering of the estimated 1,200 acres of land for the proposed Machilipatnam Deep Sea Port. On September 26, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu has directed the APMDC authorities to grant the Rs 200-crore loan to MUDA, Ravindra added. PTI CORR SMNSMNlast_img

a month agoLampard insists Chelsea not getting overconfident

first_imgLampard insists Chelsea not getting overconfidentby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveFrank Lampard has warned his Chelsea about getting ahead of themselves. The Blues are sixth after Saturday’s first home win of the season against Brighton.”I don’t want to get ahead of ourselves because what we have shown so far this season is moments and patches of games with good stuff where we want to get to, and other moments where we haven’t done so,” he said. “So I think to get overconfident at this point would be wrong on my part and the team’s part.”With the young players, and some have been making their full debuts for Chelsea this season, we must give them time and we will get better. I think it was the movement of the ball. We are working a lot on trying to keep switching the play and in moving it from side to side.”Sometimes we forget that and we forget ourselves that we slow it down too much. It is something I don’t like to see. I don’t think it helps the crowd or the atmosphere when you slow it down and go back to the goalkeeper and across sideways when you can play forward.”At times when we were at our best, we play forward, we played punchier, we were sharper and that’s what made us create so many chances. I was pleased and that’s why I wanted to be really positive at half-time because it is easy to lose patience or to stop doing the right things because it is not coming off.”We were actually creating. The point was to keep doing the right things, to keep moving it quickly and believe it was going to come and it did. Every game is different, you have to consider that, but at our best I want us to have a feeling that we are a team that I like watching myself – a team that are sharp and have energy because we have that quality. It is about trying to put that all together.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Travel Birmingham: A Guide to the South’s Rising Star

first_imgOnce in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons, Birmingham is making headlines as a burgeoning capital of the New South. A celebrated culinary scene, revitalized historic districts, and plenty of homegrown cultural currency, Birmingham’s place on the map is no longer a pass-through–it’s a proper destination.Day 1: Check into the Tutwiler, called “The Grand Dame of Southern Hotels” when it opened in 1914. As the city’s top historic property, the Tutwiler still holds all the Southern grace and charm it was founded upon, yet there’s no lack of modern convenience here.  For an early dinner, take a short walk to Café DuPont, located on 20th Street North in the heart of Birmingham’s North End. A staunch proponent of slow food principles, Chef Chris Dupont’s menu changes daily in accordance with what’s fresh, though perennial favorites include fried oysters and okra with cayenne butter sauce and the duet of grilled lamb T-bone and rabbit tenderloin. End the night with a final tipple at The Collins, a lovely cocktail bar on Second Avenue North.Day 2: A short skip from downtown, Pepper Place Saturday Market is the perfect place to begin the weekend. It’s the mix of Alabama farmers, local artisans, celebrated chefs and the occasional noteworthy musician that’s made Pepper Place a hub for Birmingham’s increasingly culinary-minded population. James Beard award winning chefs like Frank Stitt and Chris Hastings share their secrets at occasional cooking classes and live bluegrass or jazz is typically in the air. Sip a cup of Birmingham’s famed Icebox Cold-Brewed Coffee as you walk through rows of heirloom vegetables fresh from the ground.From there, head to Saw’s Soul Kitchen in nearby Avondale. This gas station turned soul food joint serves up a mishmash of Southern classics – braised pork and collard greens spread over cheese grits may sound less than appetizing, but Saw’s infamous Pork ‘N Greens has become one of Birmingham’s best loved dishes.  After lunch, walk next door to Avondale Brewery for a taste of the city’s growing craft brewing scene. Once home to a more “questionable” venture (try Brothel Brown Ale), Avondale features a casual outdoor lawn that often hosts live music during the warmer months.After a languid afternoon at Avondale, head to Five Points South where you’ll find three culinary gems helmed by Birmingham’s most noteworthy chef, Frank Stitt. His French bistro Chez Fon Fon and Italian café Bottega are exceptional, though it’s his Highlands Bar and Grill that’s become the city’s standard-bearer for fine dining. Long on the shortlist for the James Beard award for America’s most outstanding restaurant, Highlands has garnered high praise since opening a couple decades back.  Having trained in the kitchen of Alice Waters in the 1970s, Stitt is an ample captain in the kitchen, and dishes like his duck breast with veal sweetbreads offer a culinary experience on par with those found in America’s typical food capitals.When the check comes, gather your belongings and head back downtown and finish the night off with a cocktail and some skee ball at Paramount Bar.Day 3: Begin your morning at Octane Coffee’s downtown location. If you’ve remembered to pack your Sunday best and plan to rise before noon, drop in for a soulful service and a touch of Civil Rights history at 16th Street Baptist Church. Afterwards, head to Galley & Garden, formerly known as the Veranda on Highland for their classic Southern brunch. An exceptional sweet tea Duroc pork chop is on the menu, as well as gluttonous Gulf Shrimp and stone ground grits dish. Dedicated to seasonality and locality, Galley & Garden’s farmers provide their kitchen with quality produce picked fresh at the height of every season.Also of note:Hot and Hot Fish Club helmed by Chef Chris HastingsHarrison Limited in Mountain Brook for classic, Southern-inflected menswearThe Alabama Theatre for its 1920s charm and blue-chip musiciansTrim Tab Brewing Co. and Good People Brewing for a taste of the city’s best craft beers[Highlands Photo Credit – Beau Gustafson]Updated 07/18/2016 by Chase McPeak The Best Food Shows on Netflix to Binge Right Now 1. Chef Frank Stitt prepares for dinner service at Highlands Bar and Grill 2. Birmingham’s historic Tutwiler hotel opened its doors in 1914 3. The Collins Bar on 2nd Avenue North 4. Chef Frank Stitt’s Bottega on Highland Avenue The Best Coffee-Infused Beers to Flip All the Switches America’s Oldest City Has a Super-Modern Dining and Drinking Scene center_img If You Haven’t Visited the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, What Are You Waiting For? Hang Like the Rat Pack at These Old School Vegas Steakhouses Editors’ Recommendations last_img read more

Dynagas LNG Partners Earns More in Q1

first_imgzoom Owner and operator of LNG carriers Dynagas LNG Partners LP has recorded a net income of USD 17.1 million in the first three months of 2016 compared to the net income of USD 14.8 million for the same period a year earlier.Voyage revenues were at USD 42.7 million in the quarter, up from USD 35.6 million seen in the same period in 2015, due to a rise in revenue earning days from 450 to 546 days yoy amid fleet expansion.An average daily hire gross of commissions was reported on a cash basis of USD 81,300 per day per vessel in the first quarter, compared to USD 79,700 in the same period of 2015. The Partnership’s vessels operated at 100% utilization during the quarter.“In comparison to the corresponding quarter ended March 31, 2015, this first quarter of 2016 resulted in a 25.3% increase in Adjusted EBITDA, mainly due to the acquisition of the Lena River in late December 2015. Our current fleet of six LNG carriers performed at 100% utilization for the quarter, which also contributed to our strong results,” Tony Lauritzen, Chief Executive Officer of the Partnership, said.Following the long term charters which the company signed for the Lena River, the Yenisei River and the Ob River, which provide the Partnership with approximately USD 1 billion of incremental fixed contracted revenues over their remaining minimum charter term, the Partnership’s contracted revenue backlog increased to approximately USD 1.6 billion, with average remaining contract duration of 10.3 years, including the Yenisei River time charter contract.Under the new contracts, signed in March, the Lena River and the Yenisei River will start work in the Yamal LNG Project, which is currently under construction on the Yamal Peninsula in Northern Russia, for an initial term of 15 years.In March, the Partnership also entered into a time charter contract with Gazprom Marketing and Trading Singapore Pte. Ltd., for the Ob River, for a firm charter period of 10 years.“The Partnership intends to continue to focus on increasing contract coverage, maintaining high utilization rates and managing operating expenses in order to support sustainability of distributions,” Lauritzen said.Dynagas Partners’ fleet of six LNG carriers has an aggregate carrying capacity of 913,980cbm.last_img read more

APM Terminals Moín Inaugurated in Costa Rica

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: APM Terminals APM Terminals Moín, a new container terminal in the Caribbean Sea just off the coast of Costa Rica, was inaugurated last week.As informed, the completion of the terminal will enable products to be shipped on transatlantic routes to European and Asian markets without transshipment.The project represents a total investment of USD 1 billion and is built on a 40-hectare artificial island. The terminal has a 650-meter long pier and a container yard with the capacity to hold 26,000 TEUs, including power connection capacity for 3,800 refrigerated containers.The construction of the terminal in Costa Rica was completed by a consortium of Van Oord and BAM International.According to the terminal operator, the region will attract a very high percentage of the ships that transit through the Panama Canal. The number of shipping routes that reach the APM Terminals Moín is projected to increase by as much as 285 percent.This 100% owned greenfield development is part of the 30-year concession to operate the terminal.“We are proud that the country has trusted APM Terminals with the mission of developing and operating this amazing port. A concession that also brings socioeconomic opportunities to the community, the country and the region,” Kenneth Waugh, Managing Director of APM Terminals Moin, commented.The six gantry cranes and the 29-yard cranes represent a USD 110 million investment and will allow the terminal to continuously perform an average of 180 movements per hour for loading and unloading. These efficiency standards will significantly reduce vessel service times from 40 hours to just 15 hours.last_img read more

Cape Breton Annual Moose Hunt Applications

first_imgWith another successful moose hunting season completed, applications are about to be accepted for the 2008 annual moose draw lottery. Last year, more than 10,000 applicants entered the draw vying for one of the 345 licences. “Warm weather made moose hunting a bit more challenging last fall,” said Natural Resources Minister David Morse. “Three-hundred-forty-five hunters received a licence and 264 moose were harvested, giving us an overall success rate of 76 per cent.” This year, another 345 licences will be offered. Demand has remained high since the hunt was reinstated in 1986. Each year, hunters must pick a zone and one of three seasons in which to hunt. The first season is Sept. 29 to Oct. 4. The second season is Oct. 6 to Oct. 11. The third season, which is limited to zone one only, is Dec. 9 to Dec. 11. Prospective hunters should carefully consider which hunt and zone they apply for. Terrain, access, available guiding services and abundance of moose differ considerably from one moose-management zone to another. Even weather conditions can vary between the northern and southerly zones. There are four moose-management zones within Victoria and Inverness counties — the only counties in the province where moose hunting is permitted. The application period will be from April 1 to May 31. Applicants can call 1-900-565-3337 or e-mail their application form to Moose Draw, Wildlife Division, 136 Exhibition St., Kentville, N.S., B4N 4E5. They must have a Wildlife Resources Card to enter the draw. The draw will begin at 11 a.m. at the St. Peter’s Lions Hall, 39 Lions Ave., St. Peter’s, Richmond County on Tuesday, June 17. This will be the only occasion when winners will be publicly announced. Winners will also be notified by mail. Shortly after the draw, applicants can use their wildlife resource card number to check their individual draw results on-line or by calling their local Department of Natural Resources office. Detailed information on the Cape Breton moose hunt is available at local Department of Natural Resources offices and on the website at .last_img read more

Canadian grocers expand online services after Amazon acquires Whole Foods chain

first_imgVANCOUVER – Metro Inc. is looking to expand its online grocery offerings to Ontario next year, making it the latest Canadian retailer to ramp up its e-commerce options in the face of potential competition from Amazon.Metro CEO Eric La Fleche said Wednesday the grocer already offers “click and collect” in seven stores in Quebec and home delivery service in Greater Montreal, Quebec City and Gatineau, Que., covering 60 per cent of the population of Quebec.“We are pleased with the way we have set it up so far and we’re going to start the same way in Ontario,” La Fleche said on a conference call to discuss the company’s latest financial results.Canadian grocers have been increasing their e-commerce offerings following Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods which sparked speculation about its ambitions to grow food delivery in Canada.“We’ve seen lots of companies start to say, ‘OK, let’s test the waters,’” said Michael von Massow, an associate professor at the University of Guelph’s food, agriculture and resource economics department.La Fleche said Metro’s plan is to launch its online grocery business in Ontario late in the company’s 2018 financial year, which began Oct. 1, or early in its 2019 financial year.The move followed an announcement last week by Loblaw Companies Ltd. (TSX:L) which has partnered with Instacart to launch home delivery in Toronto starting Dec. 6 and Vancouver starting in January. The grocery chain has promised to expand the service next year as well as its click and collect option which is already offered at nearly 200 stores.Walmart will also grow its home delivery service to cover the Greater Toronto Area and nearby markets, said spokesman Alex Roberton in an email, adding pick-up services will be expanded to Montreal-area stores.Canadians have been slower than their American or European counterparts to adopt online shopping, including for food. In August, online sales accounted for 2.3 per cent of total retail trade in the country, according to Statistic Canada’s most recent figures.Von Massow reasoned the low demand indicated it didn’t make sense for Canadian grocers to offer the service. Loblaw previously said it had no plans to begin home delivery services due to lack of customer demand.However, things changed when Amazon acquired Whole Foods, including its 13 Canadian locations, in August. Additional competition has also emerged from an abundance of meal kit services, like Chef’s Plate, which send packages filled with recipes and ingredients to consumers, who then cook the meals at home.There’s also a benefit to being the first retailer a customer shops online with, von Massow said, because it’s unlikely a customer will switch grocers after becoming comfortable with a store’s online platform.However, online sales remain a small component of the grocery business in Canada, at least for now.Loblaw CEO Galen G. Weston called it “a premium service” targeting a niche clientele, while Metro CEO Eric La Fleche acknowledged e-commerce is showing good growth, but “is still small, in relative terms, for the company.”Von Massow said it’s unlikely to lead to the end of physical grocery stores in the near future.“We’re getting a little bit of traction and we will see a little bit of growth,” he said, “and maybe having … both increased and improved options might accelerate that a little bit.”Metro’s announcement came as it reported a fourth-quarter profit of $154.9 million or 66 cents per diluted share, up from $145.0 million or 60 cents per diluted share a year ago.Sales in the quarter ended Sept. 30, which included an extra week compared with a year ago, totalled $3.23 billion, up from $2.93 billion, while same store sales gained 0.4 per cent.Excluding the extra week and $2.5 million before taxes related to its acquisition of Quebec-based pharmacy chain Jean Coutu Group Inc. and the modernization of its distribution network in Toronto, Metro says its earnings would have been similar to last year, while diluted net earnings per share would have been up 1.7 per cent.Follow @AleksSagan on Twitter.last_img read more

Aecon Group joint venture wins Enbridge Line 3 replacement contract

first_imgTORONTO – Aecon Group Inc. says its joint venture with Robert B. Somerville Co. Ltd. has won a $282-million contract for a work on Enbridge Inc.’s Line 3 replacement project in Manitoba.The work includes constructing 92.2 kilometres of pipeline in the area of Brandon, Man., and 96.5 km of pipeline near Morden, Man.Construction is expected to start in August and be mostly completed by the end of the year.The joint venture recently completed work on the Line 3 replacement project in Saskatchewan.The replacement project is to restore Line 3’s capacity to 760,000 barrels per day, thus adding 375,000 bpd of export capacity into the United States when it comes on stream in late 2019 or early 2020.Enbridge has estimated the cost of the Canadian segment of the project at $5.3 billion, with an additional $3.8 billion for the U.S. segment.Companies in this story: (TSX:ARE, TSX:ENB)last_img read more


first_imgThe Premier League title race was down to the last day with a solitary point separating Guardiola’s Manchester City and Jürgen Klopp’s Liverpool. Refusing to bow down, both sides went toe-to-toe, but no twist on Matchday 38 meant that Manchester City retained the title after defeating Brighton 4-1 at the Amex Stadium, last Sunday.Liverpool drew first blood on Sunday, with Sadio Mane striking in the 17th minute to put them mathematically atop the table and on course for their first English top-flight title since 1990, before the Premier League era even started. But those cheers were quickly muted, with Guardiola’s side level just 83 seconds later, Sergio Agüero staying onside and keeping his cool to finish after a brilliant ball from David Silva. Also Read – We will push hard for Kabaddi”s inclusion in 2024 Olympics: RijijuSince Sir Alex Ferguson’s Manchester United winning the title back-to-back in 2009, City becomes the first team to win consecutive Premier League titles in the last decade. Moreover, their tally of 98 points is the second best haul in the league’s history – 2 points shy of the 100 points Pep Guardiola’s men accrued last year. Their campaign concluded on a high with a 14 match undefeated streak – last losing points against Newcastle United on January 29. Also Read – Djokovic to debut against Shapovalov at Shanghai MastersJürgen Klopp, Liverpool manager, was in all-praise of City. He stated, “In the last two years, they have put together 198 points. We helped you a little bit by pushing you there, but really, all my respects, you deserved it.” Speaking on the title run with Liverpool, Guardiola said, “We have to say congratulations to Liverpool and thank you so much – they pushed us to increase our standards. It’s incredible, 98 points, to go back to back. It’s the toughest title we have won in all my career, by far.” The Spanish manager has won eight top flight titles in the past decade with stints at Barcelona, Bayern Munich and now City. Having been knocked out of the Champions League in a pulsating quarterfinal clash with the Spurs, the Citizens could become the first team to win the domestic treble in England if they emerge victorious against Watford in the FA Cup summit clash, having already won the Premier League and League Cup this season. (The analysis has been made ahead of the FA Cup final between City & Watford)last_img read more

New climate change alliance will benefit millions of worlds poor – UN

“Climate change is a global issue, but the world’s least developed and other poor countries are the most vulnerable to the possible effects of climate change,” said Michel Jarraud, Secretary-General of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). “Therefore, a partnership with the European Union, like the Global Climate Change Alliance, can indeed be a way forward, since its benefits will also be global,” he told participants at the European Development Days event in Lisbon, Portugal. Mr. Jarraud welcomed the Initiative to establish a Global Climate Change Alliance between the European Union and poor developing countries most vulnerable to climate change, which was proposed by European Commissioner for Development and Humanitarian Assistance Louis Michel. Projections show that least developed and vulnerable countries, along with small island developing States, will be the hardest hit by climate change. “These countries have much fewer resources to prepare accordingly,” Mr Jarraud said. “If their populations must leave their livelihoods behind due to sea level rises or a lack of drinking water for example, millions will be forced to migrate to other regions of the world, including Europe.” The new initiative can help millions in the developing world respond to the impacts of climate change, such as water shortages and migration. As part of its mandate, WMO is tasked with helping countries, particularly in the developing world, mitigate and adapt to climate change and prevent related extreme weather events from turning into natural disasters. 7 November 2007A planned partnership between the European Union and developing countries will help millions of the world’s poorest to tackle the effects of climate change, the head of the leading United Nations agency on weather and climate issues said today. read more

Growth in consumer borrowing slowed in December

Growth in consumer borrowing slowed in December by Martin Crutsinger, The Associated Press Posted Feb 7, 2017 1:09 pm MDT Last Updated Feb 7, 2017 at 2:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email WASHINGTON – Consumers increased their borrowing in December at the slowest pace in six months, as growth in credit card usage decelerated sharply.Total borrowing rose $14.2 billion in December, smaller than November’s increase of $25.2 billion, the Federal Reserve reported Tuesday. Borrowing in the category that covers auto loans and student loans rose by $11.8 billion, just slightly below the $13.4 billion increase in November.But borrowing in the category that covers credit cards slowed to a gain of just $2.4 billion after a surge of $11.8 billion in November. It was the weakest showing since credit card debt fell last February.The big November gain in credit card debt had been viewed as a good sign at the start of the holiday shopping season.The December increase pushed total borrowing to a fresh record of $3.76 trillion.Economists believe growth in consumer credit will remain strong in 2017, reflecting low unemployment and further solid gains in employment and consumer confidence.The overall economy, as measured by the gross domestic product, increased just 1.6 per cent in 2016, held back by headwinds from such factors as a rising value of the dollar which depressed American exports.President Donald Trump campaigned on a pledge to cut taxes, roll back regulations and take other steps to double economic growth in coming years to around 4 per cent. While economists believe Trump’s program, if enacted by Congress, will boost growth, their forecasts call for more modest gains pushing growth to around 2.5 per cent to 3 per cent.The Fed’s monthly consumer credit report does not cover home mortgages or other loans secured by real estate such as home equity loans. read more

Preserving a dark history the conservation project at Nazi Germanys most notorious

first_img 27,730 Views Preserving a dark history – the conservation project at Nazi Germany’s most notorious death camp The aim is not to recreate Auschwitz, but rather to keep it preserved exactly as it was during the dark days of World War II. By AFP Saturday 14 Jan 2017, 3:08 PM The infamous gates at the Auschwitz camp Source: PA Wire/PA ImagesBRICK BY BRICK, plank by plank, workers at the former Nazi German death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau carefully clean its barracks to preserve the Holocaust symbol for future generations.“This is the largest preservation project in the history of the museum at Auschwitz-Birkenau. It’s unprecedented,” museum spokesman Pawel Sawicki told AFP.Along with the ruins of the gas chambers and crematoria, the barracks bore witness to Nazi Germany’s killing of around 1.1 million people, mostly Jews, at this camp, which it built in 1940 in the southern city of Oswiecim after occupying Poland.“Preserving a barrack requires a completely different approach than one used to preserve a church for example. There, the goal is to return the building to its original state, so its most beautiful state,” says site manager Ewa Cyrulik.“Here, the goal is to leave everything unchanged. The biggest compliment for us is when someone says they can’t really see a difference afterwards,” she tells AFP.The task is all the harder because these types of poorly constructed barracks have never been preserved before, according to the Auschwitz team.“My colleagues in the building industry laughed when I told them what I was doing. They said it’d be easier to just tear down the wall and rebuild it brick by brick than to restore it the way we’re doing,” says Szymon Jancia, a construction expert at the site.“We’re aware that people come here specifically to see authentic objects and buildings,” Cyrulik adds for her part.Protected from the weather by tents 12 metres high, the two barracks under restoration number among the camp’s oldest.Work on the structures began in September 2015 and will continue for another couple of years, while the entire project will take more than a decade and cost millions of euro.Fragile buildingsAuschwitz-Birkenau is really two camps, located three kilometres apart.While Auschwitz has been subject to preservation work in the past, none of the brick barracks at Birkenau have been seriously restored before.Only simple maintenance work was carried out to respond to critical repairs. The train tracks at Birkenau, pictured in 2008 Source: PA Wire/PA ImagesBirkenau’s buildings are much more fragile than those at Auschwitz, which were built long before Nazi Germany took them over and originally served as military barracks.The structures at Birkenau were built in a slapdash manner, using less robust materials.Their walls are thin, barely the thickness of a brick, and have buckled in places because the roof is too heavy. The wooden frame is rotting. The foundations have been eroded by groundwater.It’s a miracle they’re still standing.In total, 45 brick buildings at Birkenau will undergo restoration work.The team will preserve whatever parts are in good condition, and replace those that are in a poor state or threaten the integrity of the entire building.“Whatever we replace has to be visible to the eye, so as not to be confused with the original,” Cyrulik says while pointing to layers of paint in a slightly different colour.Model wallKneeling in a cramped hole, workers carefully remove earth to get at the foundations that have been weakened by groundwater.They work by hand, without recourse to machines, as is the case elsewhere on-site.Inside a nearby tent, they have built a six-metre-long model wall that is propped up by metal bars.“It’s a wall we built using the same materials and featuring the same flaws as those in the actual barracks,” Jancia says.The entire project has so far cost 12 million zlotys (€2.7 million) in funding secured by the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation.Created in 2009, it manages the funds meant to preserve the site of the former Nazi German camp.To date, donors have contributed €101 million, including €60 million from Germany, as well as big donations from the United States, Poland, France and Austria.© – AFP, 2017Read: Thai pilot killed when jet crashes during children’s air showRead: ‘We left Ibrahim with a promise we would do everything to bring him home’ Jan 14th 2017, 3:08 PM Short URL Share Tweet Email2 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 46 Comments last_img read more

The 9 at 9 Friday

first_img Share2 Tweet Email EVERY MORNING, brings you the stories you need to know as you start your day.1. #BUS ÉIREANN: An all-out strike began this morning at Bus Éireann. Here’s what you need to know to get around.2. #KNOCK-ON EFFECTS: Due to some of its workers not passing picket lines, there are significant service disruptions at Irish Rail this morning.3. #ULTIMATUM: Donald Trump has given Republicans an ultimatum to pass his health care today or he’ll retain Obamacare and move on.4. #SUNSHINE: A good weekend of weather has been forecast.5. #DROWNED: Around 250 are feared dead in new migrant boat sinkings.6. #LAID TO REST: Martin McGuinness made his final journey yesterday, as he was buried in his home county of Derry.7. #GAMERCON: It has been warned that future GamerCon conventions will not go ahead unless ‘every single problem’ is identified after queuing chaos.8. #DOG BITING: A judge has said it was regretful that a dog owner did not do the ‘proper decent thing’ in a case where an eight-year-old child was bitten.9. #FATAL CRASH: A cyclist was killed in a road traffic collision in Dublin city centre last night. Image: Shutterstock/Billion Photos Friday 24 Mar 2017, 8:50 AM 11,031 Views Image: Shutterstock/Billion Photos Mar 24th 2017, 8:50 AM The 9 at 9: Friday Here’s everything you need to know as you start your day. Short URL By Sean Murray No Comments Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

William Regal announcement on WWE NXT tonight Road Dogg on inducting Jeff

first_img Twitter Trish Stratus on retiring after SummerSlam: “It just became clear that it was a farewell match” Ronda Rousey Highlighting WWEs Problems Now Playing Up Next Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It William Regal announcement on WWE NXT tonightWWE NXT returns to the WWE Network tonight at 8:00 p.m. Eastern (7:00 CT).Scheduled for tonight’s show is a teased confrontation between NXT Champion Andrade “Cien” Almas and Aleister Black before TakeOver, William Regal has a big announcement, Las Sullivan will be in action two Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic semifinals matches featuring The Authors of Pain vs. The Street Profits and Sanity vs. WWE United Kingdom Champion Pete Dunne and Roderick will have a full NXT recap later tonight.Road Dogg on inducting Jeff JarrettWWE has posted an interview with the Road Dogg talking about what it means to him to be inducting Jeff Jarrett into the Class of 2018 WWE Hall of Fame next week. Facebook Now Playing Up Next The S&P 500 Just Had Its Best Month In 3 Years Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Roman Reigns is in Remission Pinterest Google+ Now Playing Up Next Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR NWA President Billy Corgan announces their first television tapings from Atlanta Now Playing Up Next WhatsApp Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipThe S&P 500 Just Had Its Best Month In 3 YearsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:35/Current Time 0:02Loaded: 9.96%0:02Remaining Time -0:33 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Now Playing Up Next RAW Preview: Hall of Famers and Legends return for RAW Reunion, Live Post-Show tonightlast_img read more

Musical Pirates of Grammar Island sharpens kids language skills

first_imgMusical ‘Pirates of Grammar Island’ sharpens kids language skills March 3, 2018 John Soderman Posted: March 3, 2018 John Soderman, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsStudents at Holmes Elementary School are honing their language skills through a most unconventional approach. They are using “Pirate-Speak”. KUSI’s John Soderman has the story. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more