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October 28, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgArsenal scrape past Vitoria thanks to Nicolas Pepe late heroicsby Freddie Taylor13 hours agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal winger Nicolas Pepe has announced himself at Arsenal after scoring two goals to clinch a 3-2 win over Vitoria in the Europa League on Thursday.Unai Emery threw Pepe on with fifteen minutes remaining with his side behind 2-1 in North London.Gabriel Martinelli cancelled out former Spurs’ winger Marcus Edwards’ opening goal, but Bruno Duarte restored the visitors lead before the half-time whistle.After losing to Sheffield United on Monday night, banners reading ‘Emery Out’ could be seen around the Emirates.An equally maligned Pepe, who became the club’s record-signing in the summer, was called up to replace Alexandre Lacazette.He delivered for his manager, scoring two breathtaking free-kicks to win Arsenal the game.Speaking after the game, Emery lauded his side’s fighting spirit.”Our aim in this competition is to top the group. Each match is a chance to use different players and grow experience and little by little get better. We didn’t play like we wanted but we showed good spirit. It’s a good victory.”We have more information for the away game and for different players it was good to play tonight.”Some players need experience and playing sometimes under pressure at this level and the first half we didn’t play or control the match as we wanted and we were losing so with the substitutions we wanted to take control and impose more. We didn’t play offensively like we wanted but again the players showed good spirit to come back after the first half.”On match-winner Pepe, Emery added: “It’s important for Pepe. He can gain confidence from tonight. When he scores it’s good for him and the team. He’s getting better and he helped us tonight to win this match.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

October 24, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgStory Highlights JADCO Anti-Doping Rules Violation Review Panel conducted their initial review JADCO continues its Results Management Processcenter_img The Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO) continues its Results Management Process in accordance with its Anti-Doping Rules, 2008.Following receipt of the 5 Adverse Analytical Findings (AAFs) from the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Accredited Laboratory in Montreal, Canada, JADCO wishes to state the following:1. The JADCO Anti-Doping Rules Violation Review Panel conducted their initial review to confirm the integrity of the doping control procedures employed.2. All athletes were officially notified of their AAFs and an immediate acknowledgement of receipt was requested. They were also given the mandatory 7 days in which to indicate:a. An explanation for the AAF; andb. A request for an analysis of the B sample.3. To date four (4) athletes have acknowledged receipt of the notification and one (1) has requested analysis of their B sample. The official responses to the AAF are awaited.4. If the results of the B sample analysis confirm the findings of the A sample analysis, JADCO will refer the cases to the independent body, the Jamaica Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel.JADCO maintains its robust Anti-Doping Programme and conducted 17 tests at the National Junior Championships, June 15-16, 2013 and 70 tests at the National Senior Championships, June 20-23, 2013. Since starting Doping Control Testing in May 2009, JADCO has conducted 860 tests – 504 In-Competition and 356 Out-of-Competition.last_img read more

October 23, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgzoom Singapore-based container shipping company APL, part of CMA CGM, plans to launch the India East Coast Express (IEX) service, a new weekly service connecting North Asia to India, starting from mid-December.APL said the new IEX service offers coverage of the China market with three port calls in Qingdao, Shanghai and Shekou.In addition, the service is intended for direct cargo shipments from Singapore and Malaysia to the Philippines.Port rotation of the IEX service will be as follows: Busan (South Korea), Qingdao, Shanghai, Shekou (China), Singapore (Singapore), Port Klang (West) (Malaysia), Chennai (India), Port Klang, Singapore, Manila (Philippines), Busan.The first sailing will commence from Busan on December 15, 2016, according to APL.Image Courtesy: APLlast_img read more

October 17, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgHighlights from the news file for Tuesday, Aug. 1———TRUDEAU ‘REGRETS’ COMMENTS IN ROLLING STONE: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he “regrets” comments he made about Sen. Patrick Brazeau in a recent interview with Rolling Stone magazine. Indigenous advocates denounced Trudeau’s comments in the U.S. magazine’s August issue where he referred to Brazeau as “the scrappy tough-guy senator from an Indigenous community.” Trudeau’s comments referred to his victory in a 2012 charity boxing match against Brazeau, who is from the Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg First Nation in Quebec. In an interview with CBC Radio One in Vancouver, Trudeau now says he regrets his choice of language in describing Brazeau. He says the way he characterized Brazeau “doesn’t contribute to the positive spirit of reconciliation.” Trudeau says he and his government have been working with Indigenous leaders and communities and he recognizes there are “a lot of patterns to change.”———NEW HOSTS OF ‘THE NATIONAL’ UNVEILED: Viewers familiar with some of the most prominent faces at the CBC will feel right at home when four new hosts take the helm of the “The National” this fall. The public broadcaster unveiled its new team on Tuesday, choosing Adrienne Arsenault, Rosemary Barton, Andrew Chang and Ian Hanomansing, to shepherd a refreshed version of the nightly program. All four of the journalists have a storied history with the CBC and have contributed to “The National” over the years, which could help the network craft some of the format changes set to debut on Nov. 6. Alongside the new hosts, the CBC also plans to make “The National” feel more timely in an age when news breaks on social media. The broadcaster now plans to air the newscast live across all six time zones from studios in Vancouver, Ottawa and Toronto. By going live in each time zone, the hosts will be able to track developing stories in real time. Traditionally, “The National” tapes at 9 p.m. ET and repeats the same broadcast for the West Coast, unless a major breaking story is unfolding.———ONTARIO NAMES JUDGE TO LEAD LONG-TERM CARE PROBE: An experienced appeal court judge will head a sweeping public inquiry into systemic issues at Ontario’s long-term care homes that may have contributed to the murders of eight seniors at the hands of a longtime nurse. The province announced Tuesday that Ontario Court of Appeal Justice Eileen Gillese will have a broad mandate to review policies, procedures and oversight of long-term care homes and will file a report to the Attorney General by July 31, 2019. The inquiry was triggered by the case of Elizabeth Wettlaufer, who pleaded guilty in early June to eight counts of first-degree murder, four counts of attempted murder and two counts of aggravated assault. Her crimes, which took place over the course of nearly a decade in three Ontario long term-care facilities and a private home, have made Wettlaufer one of Canada’s most prolific serial killers. The judge who presided over her criminal case said the 50-year-old never would have been caught if she didn’t confess to the killings while at a psychiatric hospital in Toronto last September. Court heard she had access to insulin and covered her tracks when using the medication to harm her patients.———TRUDEAU AND VANCOUVER MAYOR MEET: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he’s looking forward to working with Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson on expanding transit infrastructure, improving housing affordability and tackling the deadly opioid crisis. But Trudeau declined to say whether the two planned to broach the sensitive topic of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion ahead of a meeting Tuesday. Trudeau’s government approved Kinder Morgan’s $7.4-billion proposal last November despite Robertson’s stalwart opposition to the project, which would result in a seven-fold increase in tanker traffic in the waters off Vancouver. Robertson and Trudeau have had a friendly rapport, but the mayor has said he was “profoundly disappointed” by the federal government’s decision, calling it a “big step backwards” for Canada’s environment and economy. Trudeau was in the B.C. Interior on Monday to survey the damage caused by wildfires that drove almost 50,000 people from their homes at the peak of the crisis.———NOVA SCOTIA COURT APPROVES OPIOID LAWSUIT SETTLEMENT: A Nova Scotia Supreme Court justice has become the second judge to approve a $20-million legal settlement with OxyContin manufacturer Purdue Pharma, amid objections from lawsuit participants who say their lives were permanently damaged by prescription painkillers. Justice John Murphy ruled Tuesday that he would accept the settlement, echoing the decision of an Ontario Superior Court judge that the amount falls within a “zone of reasonableness.” Murphy said two spoken submissions at the hearing describing the devastating impacts of addiction to the painkiller gave him pause. However, he accepted plaintiff lawyer Ray Wagner’s argument that if the case had proceeded to trial in Canada there were formidable legal obstacles to overcome and it could have meant years more of delay in the 10-year-old case. The plaintiffs had argued in their statement of claim that the U.S.-based manufacturer didn’t provide adequate warning about potential addictions. Purdue did not admit liability in the national settlement, which still must be approved by courts in Saskatchewan and Quebec before individual payments that the judge estimated to average between $13,000 and $18,000 begin to flow.———THUNDER BAY, FIRST NATIONS LEADERS PLEDGE TO FIGHT RACISM: The city of Thunder Bay, Ont., and First Nations leaders in the region have signed a pledge to fight racism in the northern Ontario community, which has been plagued by tensions between Indigenous residents and local police. The statement acknowledges systemic racism exists in Thunder Bay and says it must be challenged by all members of the community. The statement signed by the city, Fort William First Nation and the Nishnawbe Aski Nation states the need to improve safety for Indigenous students attending school in Thunder Bay. It calls for leaders to develop an anti-racism campaign for the city and includes a promise to work together on short-terms measures to protect students for the coming school year. First Nations leaders say Thunder Bay has recently seen several acts of violent racism against Indigenous peoples, including the case of an Indigenous woman who died after being struck by a trailer hitch earlier this year. A Statistics Canada report from June states 29 per cent of all anti-Indigenous hate crimes across Canada in 2015 were committed in Thunder Bay.———BELL APPEALS CRTC’S SUPER BOWL AD DECISION: Six months ahead of the next Super Bowl, Bell Media is re-launching a fight over the CRTC’s decision to ban substituting big-budget American ads with Canadian ones during the big game. Bell is part of group, which includes the National Football League and unions representing Canadian creators and advertisers, citing a new research report that estimates the new ad rules cost the Canadian economy $158 million. The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission’s ban on simultaneous substitution of Canadian advertising over American broadcasts during the Super Bowl was announced in 2015 but took effect during this year’s game. The report, which was prepared by a media-consulting company for Bell, claims the CRTC’s decision reduced audiences and advertising revenues, and moved advertising dollars out of the Canadian television system. Bell claims its advertising revenues dropped by $11 million and it lost 40 per cent of its audience for the football game. CRTC spokesman Eric Rancourt said the regulatory agency is assessing the application and has no comments at this time, but will announce next steps in due course.———NO PLATFORM FROM UCP LEADERSHIP HOPEFUL KENNEY: Former federal cabinet minister Jason Kenney says he won’t have a policy platform as he seeks the leadership of Alberta’s new United Conservative Party. Kenney announced what he called a “grassroots guarantee” in Calgary on Tuesday. He said he will consult members of the new party and others before determining what promises he would campaign on as leader in the next provincial election. Kenney says this is not a U.S. presidential-style campaign and it would be wrong to unveil a platform two years before another election is held in Alberta. He said Albertans voted out the Progressive Conservative party because of its arrogance and it’s important not to make the same mistake again. Kenney says he will continue to express his opinions on a number of issues but will let the party’s base have the final say.———WOMAN WINS MONTREAL COMEDY TITLE FOR FIRST TIME: The first woman to win the Just For Laughs Homegrown Comics title says booking agents and fellow comedians need to do more to encourage women and other marginalized groups to perform stand-up. Twenty-two-year-old D.J. Mausner shared the honour with another female comedian, Courtney Gilmour, at the festival’s recently concluded 35th edition. The Montreal-based Mausner says female artists are increasingly taking their place in the industry. She wants comedians to make an effort to ensure their sets are more accessible to people of colour and other groups who have been historically alienated from traditionally male-centred material. Martha O’Neill, founder of SheDot, a Toronto all-women comedy festival, says she’s elated to see Mausner and Gilmour win the title but sad it took 19 years for a female comic to do so. O’Neill says booking agents are hesitant to include more women in comedy lineups and female comics still have to break the stereotype that women aren’t funny.———EXCESSIVE DRINKING IN MONTREAL DIVIDED BY LANGUAGE: A new poll suggests the binge-drinking habits of Montrealers are firmly divided along linguistic lines. The survey commissioned for Educ’alcool by polling firm CROP indicates English-speaking Montrealers are more likely to drink to excess than their francophone counterparts, with allophones consuming even less alcohol. The results unveiled Tuesday suggest that nearly half of the anglophones surveyed admitted to binge drinking in the past year, while about 15 per cent admitted to driving while drunk. Educ’alcool had commissioned a study in 2015 that demonstrated stark differences between the communities. Director general Hubert Sacy says by tripling the number of those surveyed this year has revealed three very distinct groups when it comes to drinking habits. Sacy said in a statement that what is of deep concern is a lack of police checkpoints for alcohol in the Montreal area.last_img read more

October 13, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgHALIFAX – Nova Scotia’s bid to become a world leader in tidal energy has been dealt a major setback, but industry experts say a French firm’s decision to pull out of a pioneering Bay of Fundy project may ultimately be good for the emerging industry.Stephen Dempsey, executive director of the Offshore Energy Research Association, says the renewable energy industry has been hurt by Paris-based Naval Energies’ decision to pull funding from its Dublin-based subsidiary OpenHydro, the key backer of Nova Scotia’s Cape Sharp Tidal.“When the leading technology developer exits the field, it’s a concern,” Dempsey said in an interview Monday. “There’s no way to diminish that. It will have immediate negative consequences. The question is whether it is short-term or long-term.”Last week, Cape Sharp Tidal successfully connected a massive, two megawatt in-stream tidal turbine to Nova Scotia’s electricity grid. It was the second time that Cape Sharp has installed a turbine on the floor of the Bay of Fundy to generate electricity from the world’s highest tides.In a historic first, Cape Sharp’s first turbine was hooked up to the grid in November 2016, but it was later removed for inspections and servicing in June 2017.In 2009, an in-stream prototype was torn apart by the bay’s powerful currents, which can move at 18 kilometres per hour.Naval Energies, considered a leader in the field of renewable energy, issued a statement last week saying it had stopped investing in tidal energy in Canada and in other locations, and was instead focusing on floating wind turbines and ocean thermal technology.“The deterioration of the market, in France and around the world throughout the recent months, has been reflected in a lack of commercial prospects over the long term,” company CEO Laurent Schneider-Maunoury said in a statement.The company also complained that in Canada “there is also great sensitivity to the cost of the technology.”Cape Sharp is a joint venture between OpenHydro and Halifax-based Emera Inc.Amanda White, acting executive director for Marine Renewables Canada, said her non-profit group was disappointed with Naval Energies’ move. However, she said such setbacks are to be expected in an emerging industry.“It has happened before in this industry and other innovative sectors, and is a natural part of industry development,” she said in a statement.“The association feels strongly that there is great opportunity in this industry with many promising projects on the horizon. Tidal energy is on the cusp of becoming a viable industry.”With OpenHydro now in the midst of bankruptcy protection, it will be up to the receiver, Grant Thornton in Ireland, to determine if a new owner can be found for the project.So far, officials with Emera Inc. have said little about what they plan to do. The company, which is the parent of the utility Nova Scotia Power Inc., issued a statement Monday saying Emera continues to believe in the potential for ocean energy.“These are still early days for a sector that is still emerging,” said spokeswoman Stacey Pineau. “The industry continues to learn and innovate so it can ultimately develop technologies that produce affordably-priced energy for consumers.”She said Emera’s biggest concern was ensuring the receiver has a plan for environmental monitoring and safe operation of the turbine.Nova Scotia’s recently appointed energy minister, Derek Mombourquette, did not directly respond when asked if the provincial government was considering some form of bailout.“We’re continuing to monitor the situation,” he said. “Our primary focus … is the environmental and marine regulations.”Mombourquette also said the industry is going through growing pains.“I still believe there’s great potential for Nova Scotia in the tidal energy sector,” he said. “There’s a number of players from around the world that are still involved.”Both Dempsey and White stressed that the end of Naval Energies’ involvement in tidal energy did not mean the end of research and development in the Bay of Fundy.Dempsey said a number of smaller companies are moving ahead with less ambitious projects.“There was never any certainty that (Cape Sharp) would be successful,” he said. “All of this feels kind of strange right now, but it was kind of anticipated. Often in technology developments, it’s the disruptive technology that ends of being successful. The big ones sometime start up and fail, and then others come forth.”In the coming weeks, U.S.-based Bigmoon Power is expected to deploy a 100-kilowatt prototype in the bay, using an onshore generator that is connected by high-strength ropes to a barge that will move with the tides.Meanwhile, Black Rock Tidal — a subsidiary of Schottel Hydro of Germany — is hoping to deploy a floating array of 40 small turbines that will be anchored to the floor of the bay.last_img read more

October 12, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgTripoli — Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan said Monday he had ordered the army to lift the blockade imposed by protesters on the main oil terminals in the east of the country.Since last July, security guards at key oil terminals in eastern Libya — many of them former rebels who helped overthrow dictator Moamer Kadhafi in 2011 — have blockaded exports, hitting government revenues.“I asked the defence minister to give the order to the army chief of staff to head for the oil ports,” Zeidan said at a press conference in Tripoli. He said he had given the order two weeks ago, without giving further details about the nature or date of any military operation.Protesters at the eastern oil ports are demanding a restoration of the autonomy the eastern region of Cyrenaica was granted in the first decade after Libya’s independence in 1951.They have also accused the authorities of corruption and are demanding a more equitable distribution of oil revenues.Zeidan has threatened to break their blockade with force in the past, but has refrained from taking action, and has repeatedly said he will not negotiate with protesters.Libya’s vital oil revenues fell far short of expectations in 2013, reaching just $40 billion after protesters shut down production at key sites in the east of the country.The crisis saw production plunge to about 250,000 barrels per day from nearly 1.5 million bpd before the crisis. After the blockade of an oilfield in the south was lifted, output rose again to 600,000 bpd.He also said at the press conference he had presented the country’s highest political authority, the General National Congress, with a list of ministers as part of a cabinet reshuffle.The Islamist Justice and Construction Party, the political wing of the Muslim Brotherhood, withdrew its five ministers from the government last month, demanding Zeidan’s resignation.Their resignations came after an attempt to pass a censure motion against Zeidan, proposed by 99 lawmakers, most of whom were Islamists.But they failed to clinch the required 120 votes in the 194-member GNC.last_img read more

October 8, 2019 | | Post a Comment

A Malaysia Airlines flight from Melbourne to Kuala Lumpur was forced to turn back after a passenger suspected to be from Sri Lanka, tried to enter the cockpit while threatening to “blow up” the plane, The Independent reported.A spokesperson for the airline said the incident was caused by a “disruptive passenger” who was later arrested. “MH128 departed Melbourne Airport at 11.11pm (1.11pm BST) local time…but made a turn back to Melbourne after the operating captain was alerted by cabin crew to a passenger attempting to enter the cockpit,” a statement said, adding that the plane added safely around half an hour after take-off. “Safety and security are of the utmost priority to Malaysia Airlines,” it added. “The airline wishes to apologise for the inconvenience caused.“Affected passengers will be accommodated at hotels and will be offered a seat on the next available flight or on other carriers.”The Australian Federal Police confirmed officers had responded to the incident, which left the airport on temporary “lockdown”.All departing and arriving flights were suspended as security operations continued, but operations have resumed.Malaysia Airlines has been hit by two major disasters, including the loss of MH370 in March 2014, in circumstances that remain unclear, and the shooting down of MH17 over Ukraine months later.More than 520 people died in the combined disasters, which put the airline at risk of collapse. “Malaysia Airlines, together with the Australian authorities, will be investigating the incident. At the moment, the airline does not wish to make any premature conclusions until a full investigation has been concluded.”Malaysia’s deputy transport minister, Abdul Aziz Kaprawi, said the passenger claimed to have a bomb. Photos posted online by those on board showed the man lying face-down in plastic cuffs, being restrained by passengers and staff.Armed officers wearing body armour later entered the cabin.Malaysia Airlines stressed that the aircraft was not “hijacked” at any point, adding that passengers had been safely disembarked. Passengers told relatives they helped the crew “tie the man down” as the plane returned to Melbourne. “Following the incident on MH128, the disruptive passenger has been apprehended by airport security,” a spokesperson added. “It was not a bomb but a powerbank,” he added, saying the Sri Lankan national appeared to be drunk.A woman named Vanessa told the 3AW programme her boyfriend had confronted the passenger as he tried to enter the cockpit.“He was the one who first confronted him when an air hostess was getting scared of this guy and that’s when the guy said ‘I’m going to blow up this plane’,” she said. read more

October 6, 2019 | | Post a Comment

A statement issued in Jerusalem for Terje Roed-Larsen said he “condemns in the strongest terms this terrorist act” Monday at the Carmel Market in Tel Aviv.Mr. Roed-Larsen, the UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, reiterated “his firm belief” that nothing can justify terror. “He expects the Palestinian Authority to act without delay against those organizing and perpetrating terror and to bring them to justice,” the statement said.He also extended his condolences to the families of the victims and to the Government of Israel and wished for a speedy recovery of the wounded.Meanwhile, Secretary-General Kofi Annan strongly endorsed Mr. Roed-Larsen’s statement, Mr. Annan’s spokesman said in New York.”He reiterates his long-standing and adamant opposition to all terrorist attacks, from whatever quarter,” Fred Eckhard said, adding that the Secretary-General also sends his deepest condolences to the families of the victims of today’s attack. read more

October 6, 2019 | | Post a Comment

Canadian Pacific reports $142-million profit ahead of crucial shareholder vote Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. (TSX:CP) reported sharply improved operating results Friday and a quarterly profit of $142-million as it fought back against its biggest shareholder, who is seeking to replace chief executive Fred Green.CP’s besieged chief executive said the foundations have been set for improved results at the Calgary-based railway as it delivers on a multi-year plan.“The records we are setting are not just for the first quarter. We’re setting all-time operating records for any quarter, evidence that these are sustained improvements, not just easy comparisons,” Green told a conference call with financial analysts.“The programs that we have underway are resulting in new, unparalleled levels of performance.”CP management will face shareholders at a crucial annual meeting in Calgary next month.New York-based investment firm Pershing Square Capital Management is seeking to replace Green with former Canadian National Railway Co. chief executive Hunter Harrison.The firm has put forth seven nominees to sit on CP’s 15-member board, which will be elected at the annual meeting.Green, who has been supported by CP’s current board, including chairman John Cleghorn, announced Friday that Canadian Pacific had achieved a record operating performance in the first three months of 2012.The operating ratio was 80.1 per cent, an improvement of 10.5 percentage points, but nowhere near the level sought by Pershing Square chief Bill Ackman, who said it is still too high.“If you look at the operating ratio this quarter and compare it with what it was when Fred Green started, it’s worse, even though this was one of the best winters on record,” Ackman said.“They talk about all this progress. They talk about lots of different improvements in metrics. But the bottom line, which is what shareholders participate in, has gotten worse during his tenure.“It reinforces the need for a change in management,” Ackman said.Ackman and Harrison have said Canadian Pacific can improve its operating ratio to 65 per cent by 2015 — a target that CP says can’t be achieved in that time frame.CP has set a target of 70 to 72 per cent operating ratio for 2014 and between 68.5 per cent and 70.5 per cent by 2016.The ratio represents the percentage of revenue required to pay for operations, so investors want railways to push the number lower in order to boost profitability.For the three months ended March 31, Canadian Pacific reported $1.37 billion revenue, up from $1.16 billion in the first quarter of 2011, when CP’s performance was bogged down by weather-related issues.The first-quarter profit amounted to 82 cents per share, up from a meagre $34 million or 20 cents per share in the first three months of 2011.Last week, the company gave guidance for the first quarter that it expected a profit between 80 and 83 cents per share for the quarter. Before it issued that guidance, the average analyst estimate was for a profit of 63 cents per share.The stronger results in its latest quarter compared with a year earlier were partly due to a brutal winter a year ago that slowed shipments and drove up costs. By comparison, CP experienced a milder winter this year, but the railway also improved its operations.BMO Capital Markets analyst Fadi Chamoun said the results were consistent with what the company had suggested last week.“While a mild winter might have helped and comparables are easy versus Q1/11, the company is also clearly demonstrating a positive trend following significant investments in network infrastructure and lean initiatives over the past 18 months,” Chamoun wrote in a note to clients.However RBC Capital Markets analyst Walter Spracklin noted that a single quarter’s results may not carry enough sway with investors when they decide whether or not to support CP’s management at the annual meeting.“While some investors will be comforted with these results, others will focus on the limited time frame in which they were achieved,” Spracklin said.Canadian Pacific transports coal, fertilizer, grain, automobiles, consumer goods and other materials across its North American rail network.Shares in the company closed up 42 cents at $76.45 Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange.Note to readers: This is a corrected story. Previous versions identified CP’s annual meeting as set for today and stated CP’s operating ratio improved by 1.05 percentage points. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by News Staff Posted Apr 20, 2012 6:19 pm MDT read more

October 2, 2019 | | Post a Comment

The five countries obtained the required two-thirds majority of those Member States present and voting in the 193-member Assembly. Elected in one round of secret balloting, they will replace Azerbaijan, Guatemala, Morocco, Pakistan and Togo, whose terms will conclude at the end of this year. The five permanent Council members, which each wield the power of veto, are China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States. Non-permanent members Argentina, Australia, Luxembourg, the Republic of Korea and Rwanda will remain on the Council until the end of 2014. Under the UN Charter, the 15-member Council has primary responsibility for the maintenance of international peace and security, and all Member States are obligated to comply with its decisions.In addition, the Council takes the lead in determining the existence of a threat to the peace or act of aggression. It calls on the parties to a dispute to settle it by peaceful means and recommends methods of adjustment or terms of settlement. In some cases, it can resort to imposing sanctions or even authorize the use of force to maintain or restore international peace and security. read more

October 2, 2019 | | Post a Comment

Briefing reporters in Geneva after a meeting of a UN-supported humanitarian task force, Jan Egeland, Special Adviser to the UN Special Envoy, said the most recent aid convoy arrived on the 28th November 2017, in the town of al-Nashibiya, and consisted of aid for only 7,200 people.Many civilians fleeing conflict areas took refuge in the area of Idlib, where fighting has since flared up, leaving them with little choice but to move on again.Mr. Egeland said that the history of the war in Syria is that of millions of people fleeing for their lives every single year for the past five years, and that the situation is “screaming for a ceasefire.”“This is a war when armed men are specializing in the suffering of civilian populations and those that are the sponsors, are not able to end it.”He added that an end to the fighting was essential, and that this would require cooperation from Russia, Iran and Turkey.Asked if the recent meeting of Syrian parties in the Russian city of Sochi could help the humanitarian situation, Mr. Egeland said he hopes that the meetings will result in progress, adding that it hasn’t so far, but “this is very early days.” read more

October 2, 2019 | | Post a Comment

Ohio State redshirt junior forward Keita Bates-Diop (33) looks to drive in the first half of the game against Iowa on Feb. 10 in the Schottenstein Center. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorBy all accounts, the Ohio State men’s basketball team has exceeded expectations. Many people thought it would finish 11th or 12th in the Big Ten. As of right now, the Associated Press has the Buckeyes as the No. 8 team. No, not in the conference, but in the country. With only four games remaining on its regular-season schedule, Ohio State has the chance to do several things no one would have given them a chance to do at the beginning of the season: win the Big Ten regular-season title, be a contender for the Big Ten tournament championship and reach the NCAA Tournament as a high seed.Ohio State head coach Chris Holtmann said the team has discussed what lies ahead, but that all discussions have been short-lived.“We did talk a little bit about the Big Ten [regular-season crown] after the Purdue game,” Holtmann said after the team’s win against Iowa Saturday. “Just elephant in the room. We were just kinda talking, ‘Hey, listen, we’re going to kind of put this to bed. We’ve got a really difficult, challenging stretch ahead of us, but there’s nothing wrong with having goals.’”No. 2 Michigan State beating No. 6 Purdue Saturday made the road easier for Ohio State. It separated the Buckeyes from the Boilermakers in the standings, giving the Scarlet and Gray a one-game advantage over any other team in the conference. But Ohio State still has work left, even with the current separation.The stretch ahead features road matches against Penn State — the only blemish on Ohio State’s conference record — on Thursday and versus No. 22 Michigan on Sunday. Ohio State then returns to Columbus for a home game against Rutgers on Tuesday and a road game against Indiana on Feb. 23 to end the season.The Buckeyes will be favorites to win every remaining game in their schedule. But based on where they are in the standings, they only have to win three games to clinch at least a share of the Big Ten regular-season title.It would be the first regular-season title for Ohio State since it shared the championship with Michigan State and Michigan in 2012 and its first outright championship since 2011.As far as an NCAA Tournament berth, the Buckeyes could lose every remaining regular-season game and still reach the tournament. They would finish the season 22-9 with a 13-5 conference record, plus whatever happens in the Big Ten tournament. Ohio State is currently expected to be a No. 4 seed in the east regional in the NCAA Tournament. If it wins out and claims the conference championship, Ohio State could be even higher. The same is true should it win the Big Ten tournament.The top four seeds in the conference tournament are given byes until the third round of the tournament, meaning Ohio State would just have to win three games to win the tournament. Even if Ohio State loses the remainder of its four games, it would remain one of the top four seeds going into the Big Ten tournament.The road ahead for Ohio State is certainly not easy. The road matchups, even against an Indiana team that has struggled this season, will not prove easy for the Buckeyes. They know what’s ahead. The Michigan State win against Purdue gives them room, but it does not give them the title. read more

September 25, 2019 | | Post a Comment

Keziah Shorten (left) with Surgeon Paolo Macchiarini But they failed to disclose in a funding application for the trial that a 20-year-old woman, Keziah Shorten from Tonbridge, Kent, had a similar operation in 2010 and was left fighting for her life in intensive care for six months.  She was then and later died.The trachea transplant in 2012 of another 15-year-old girl, Shauna Davison from Middlesbrough, was portrayed as a success in the application – but in fact she died 13 days later after her new trachea collapsed and she suffocated. Both young women were operated on compassionate grounds.Professor Patricia Murray, a specialist in stem cell biology and regenerative medicine at Liverpool University, said that the compassionate use guidelines could be exploited by doctors who want to use their patients as “human guinea pigs”.She said: “Most doctors really do have the best interests of patients at heart. The danger comes where a doctor also has a research interest and wants to test it. Terminally ill patients are at risk of being used as “human guinea pigs” by doctors who want “research glory”, critics have warned.Under “compassionate use” guidelines, doctors are allowed to use unapproved treatments on people with life-threatening conditions, as long as it is in the patient’s bets interests and they understand the risks.But some experts say that this is open to abuse, particularly if doctors are also researchers in the same field of medicine. They say that this could lead to doctors encouraging patients to take part in risky operations in order to further their research goals.Norman Lamb MP, a former health minister, has called for a review of compassionate use guidelines to ensure that any “dangerous practises” are rooted out.–– ADVERTISEMENT ––Mr Lamb, who is chair of the science and technology health committee, said that during their inquiry into research integrity earlier this year, they “certainly came across risks of conflict of interest” associated with compassionate use cases.“I absolutely think we need to review it, and make sure that there are proper processes in place to identify where these [conflicts] are. I certainly think it requires more thought and consideration,” he added.  He is calling for the establishment of a research integrity national committee which could “stamp out dangerous practises” like this. There is a potential conflict of interest: the desire to further your own research versus what is best for the patient. “In the trachea scandal, researchers were getting data [from patients] to support clinical trials. It is only [the doctors] who have access to the patients, they are writing up the accounts of what happens to patients, they can hide behind patient confidentiality to avoid scrutiny.”Dr Raphael Levy, a senior lecturer in biochemistry at Liverpool University, said that “research glory” is one of the motivating factors for scientists.“If you look at what drives people in research, like in any profession, progress in their careers is one of the drivers. The problem is when incentives for success drives you in the wrong direction.”A Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency spokesman said: “Our rigorous scientific assessment processes seek to establish that the potential benefits of a trial outweigh the risks in patient populations with severe conditions and limited treatment options.”A UCL spokesman said: “Any research undertaken at UCL is required to conform to the highest legal, ethical and regulatory standards, and we will not hesitate take the necessary action, if and when this falls short.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Keziah Shorten (left) Keziah Shorten (left) with Surgeon Paolo Macchiarini This week, The Daily Telegraph revealed how scientists behind a clinical trial at University College London (UCL) are accused of a “cover-up” over the deaths of two young women who died after undergoing experimental treatment.Researchers submitted an application for Government funding for the first ever trial of stem cell-engineered larynx transplants to treat people with failing windpipes. Keziah Shorten (left) read more

September 25, 2019 | | Post a Comment

First Lady, Mrs Sandra Granger was delighted to receive a courtesy call, this morning, from representative of the Sisters of Mercy of Guyana, Sister Julie Matthews, President, and a representative of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, Sister Patricia McDermott and Sister Eileen Campbell. The First Lady presented the Sisters with a number of tokens, after the meeting, which was held at State House. First Lady, Mrs Sandra Granger (second from left) is flanked by, from left to right: Sister Patricia McDermott, Sister Julie Matthews and Sister Eileen CampbellThe First Lady has collaborated closely with the Sisters of Mercy of Guyana, particularly on programmes that impact the welfare of women, children and senior citizens. According to a Ministry of the Presidency release, Sister Julie said that she requested the meeting to introduce Sisters Patricia and Eileen, who are visiting Guyana, to the First Lady. She noted that the First Lady has thrown her support behind the Sisters of Mercy of Guyana on a number of programmes, including the operation of a safehouse for survivors of sex trafficking and the opening of the St Joseph Mercy Hospital’s Resident Care facility for senior citizens.Meanwhile, Sister Patricia said that she was pleased to meet with the First Lady. “Oh, we had a wonderful meeting. We talked about education and the wonderful efforts that [the] First Lady is making in helping, especially young women, and she was telling us [about] some of the programmes around Robotics and some of the efforts [that] she’s trying to … collaborate with some of your schools, some of your agencies, and to provide resources to bring energy and motivation for young people,” she said.  Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedFirst Lady to participate in Brahama Kumaris anniversary programmeMarch 30, 2016In “latest news”First Lady receives courtesy call from UNFPA Liaison OfficerMarch 8, 2018In “latest news”First Lady, women’s empowerment specialists explore possible collaborationApril 1, 2016In “latest news” read more

September 22, 2019 | | Post a Comment

In the regional SEHA league, the leaders Nexe lost the leading position on the table after the team has fallen in Zagreb Arena and lost to the more quality team of RK Zagreb to 33:31 (14:14). Throughout the whole game Nexe did not let Zagreb get away and had even 30:30, but the team’s resistance was broken in the final minutes of the game and Zagreb won 33:31 in the end. Luka Stepancic scored 10 goals, while Nexe’s best was Igor Vujin with 6 goals.RK Zagreb leads the table with 13 points, one more than Presov and Nexe with 12. Vardar has 10, while Metalurg “only” 9 so far. On Friday the big derby of the regional game is to be played in Skopje, where the perfect-in-Champions-League Metalurg hosts RK Zagreb. ivickamenicakelentricmetalurgnexestepancicvujinzagreb ← Previous Story Darko Stanic: “I will play at the World Championship, the official site lies” Next Story → Laszlo Nagy for HP about Veszprem’s success: “Barca and Kiel must be in Cologne – We are still far away” read more

September 22, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgLIFE IS TERRIFYING at the best of times.It only gets worse when people say these kind of things. Our nerves. We can’t cope.“Can I talk to you for a minute?”WHY? WHAT HAVE I DONE?“Look, I’ll tell you later”WHY LATER? WHAT’S SO BAD YOU CAN’T TELL ME NOW?“Why would I be annoyed?”ARGH! HEAD MELTING! “No, really, it’s fine”IS IT? IS IT REALLY?“Do you remember what you said to me last night?”OH DEAR LORD, OF COURSE I DON’T.“There’s something I need to tell you”ICY COLD FEAR.“Can you call me?”WHAT HAVE I DONE NOW?We need to talk… What phrases terrify you? Read: 13 useful phrases you’ll only hear in Ireland>Read: 9 frustrating phrases every Irish parent uses>last_img read more

September 22, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgGalway senior captain Lorraine Ryan, Galway manager Tony Ward, Una McDonagh, Director of Supermac’s and Galway intermediate captain Sinead KeaneManager Tony Ward with the O’Duffy & Jack McGrath Cups in front of the GPOCredit: INPHO/Donall FarmerDublin need a great All-Ireland fan song and want your helpUnflappable Dublin made in the mould of Mr Cool And here are the team visiting Supermac’s on Dublin’s O’Connell Street… Niamh Kilkenny, Orla Kilkenny and Jack Fitzgibbon, age 9, from Kilmallock, Co LimerickColette Gill gets a kiss. Credit: INPHO/Dan Sheridancenter_img Colette Gill, Roisin Callanan, Sinead Keane, Lorraine Ryan and Zoe Garry, age 13 months, from Ballinteer, DublinColette Gill with Cian Roberts, age 2, from Chapelizod, DublinSinead Keane, Roisin Callanan, Colette Gill, Orla Kilkenny and Niamh KilkennyRoisin Callanan, Sinead Keane, Lorraine Ryan, Brenda Hanney and Maura Williams, age 8, from Tuam, Co Galwaylast_img read more

September 20, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgMagic Trackpad : Apple remplace la souris par le pavé tactileÉtats-Unis – Apple a annoncé le lancement d’un nouveau périphérique pour les iMac et MacBook Pro. Le Magic Trackpad est un pavé numérique tactile permettant de piloter son ordinateur avec deux doigts.Le pavé tactile Magic Trackpad permet d’effectuer diverses manipulations sur sa machine avec deux doigts, à la façon d’une souris. L’utilisateur peut ouvrir ou déplacer des dossiers, déplacer, cliquer… À lire aussiUne espèce rare d’albatros menacée d’extinction par des souris prédatricesSur son site, Apple ne manque pas de prose pour vanter l’efficacité de son nouveau gadget : “Il est constitué de verre à la fois doux et résistant, très agréable au toucher. Il est en outre presque 80% plus grand que le trackpad intégré aux ordinateurs portables MacBook Pro, vous offrant tout l’espace dont vous avez besoin pour enchaîner vos gestes. Comme toute la surface du Magic Trackpad est un bouton, vous pouvez cliquer sur les objets comme vous le feriez avec une souris classique. Et le Magic Trackpad affiche à la fois le même degré d’inclinaison et la même épaisseur que le clavier sans fil Apple. Vous pourrez donc aisément alterner entre trackpad et clavier”. Sans fil, le Magic Trackpad fonctionne avec des piles et sera vendu au prix de 69 euros.Le 28 juillet 2010 à 10:43 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

September 20, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgL’épave retrouvée est bien celle du bateau pirate de Barbe NoireAprès 15 ans d’incertitude, la chose est confirmée : l’épave retrouvée au large des côtes de Caroline du Nord est bien le Queen Anne’s Revenge, le bateau du fameux pirate du XVIIIe siècle, Barbe Noire.Le Queen Anne’s Revenge (littéralement « la vengeance de la reine Anne ») s’est échoué sur un banc de sable près de Beaufort en 1718, neuf années après la création de la ville. C’est ici que les hommes de l’équipage de Barbe Noire semblent avoir abandonné le navire. Mais découverte en 1995, l’épave n’avait jusqu’ici pas encore été formellement identifiée. C’est maintenant chose faite, ont déclaré les autorités qui ont réuni suffisamment de preuves pour affirmer avec certitude qu’il s’agit bien du bateau du plus pittoresque et féroce des pirates.À lire aussiQuand d’impressionnantes vagues géantes s’abattent sur un navireSelon Claire Aubel, la coordinatrice des relations publiques du musée maritime de Caroline du Nord, deux preuves essentielles ont permis de déterminer qu’il s’agissait bel et bien du Queen Anne’s Revenge : l’immense taille de l’épave et la quantité phénoménale d’armes découverte à bord. En effet, aucun autre bateau de cette taille n’était connu pour naviguer dans ces eaux à cette période. De plus, seul un bateau pirate aurait été aussi bien armé, rapporte le National geographic.D’après les données historiques, Barbe Noire est mort dans les Caraïbes, tué au cours d’une bataille contre les Anglais en 1718. Certains historiens avaient toutefois imaginé que le pirate avait délibérément fait échouer le navire afin de garder le butin pour lui. Un butin qui a d’ailleurs été retrouvé à bord et qui a aidé les archéologues à identifier le bateau. Certains objets ont également été découverts, parmi lesquels certains sont estampillés de symboles royaux français du XVIIIe siècle comme des fleurs de lys. En effet, initialement, le Queen Anne’s Revenge était un navire français, Le Concorde, qui a été capturé en 1717 par Barbe Noire.Le 31 août 2011 à 16:14 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

September 20, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgDéchets : Vitry-sur-Seine va accueillir un dispositif de collecte pneumatique La société Suez Environnement va mettre en place des dispositifs de collecte pneumatique des déchets à Vitry-sur-Seine (Val-de-Marne). Le système sera opérationnel avant fin 2013 et pourrait s’étendre à d’autres quartiers franciliens.Ce n’est pas une nouveauté dans le monde mais en France, ce système reste très balbutiant. Cette semaine, la société Suez Environnement a annoncé qu’elle venait d’obtenir un contrat pour installer un nouveau système de collecte de déchets dans quatre quartiers de la ville de Vitry-sur-Seine dans le Val-de-Marne. Mais ce futur dispositif n’est pas comme les autres, il s’agit d’une collecte pneumatique, autrement dit les déchets seront réunis par aspiration souterraine avant de rejoindre une centrale unique où ils seront traités. À lire aussiLa première barrière flottante anti-déchets sera bientôt testée à San FranciscoDéjà opérationnel à l’étranger, notamment à Barcelone et en Chine, ce système n’était jusqu’ici pas arrivé en France, bien que plusieurs projets de ce type soient à l’étude en Île-de-France : à Romainville, dans le quartier des Batignolles à Paris, à Issy-les-Moulineaux ou encore à Saint-Ouen. Mais c’est donc Vitry-sur-Seine qui aura en premier l’honneur de tester ce nouveau procédé.  Pour cela, 10 kilomètres de tuyaux souterrains et 390 bornes de collecte seront installés avant la fin de l’année 2013 dans la ville. Le service concernera ainsi un millier d’habitations pour une population de quelque “30.000 équivalent habitants”. Selon Sita, la filière de Suez Environnement en charge du projet, les travaux sont estimés à 25 millions d’euros. Le 17 septembre 2011 à 09:36 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more