Pro Kabaddi 2019: Puneri Paltan Beat Bengaluru Bulls 31-23

first_img — ProKabaddi (@ProKabaddi) August 21, 2019It was the Pune team which started off well, consistently tackling Bengaluru Bulls raiders, with Sagar Krishna justifying his inclusion with an incredible body block on Rohit Kumar six minutes into the match.The defensive units matched each other tackle for tackle, as the raiders, including Punes Nitin Tomar, struggled to impress.A low-scoring, heavy tackling first half, which also saw Sehrawat reach 100 points for the season, ended with scores even at 10-10.Bengaluru’s decision to play just two raiders backfired as Paltans improved defence thwarted any raider who ventured into their territory.Pune inflicted the game’s only All-Out on Bengaluru Bulls in the sixth minute of the second half to open up an 8-point gap.Manjeet’s clever raids in do-or-die situations were also vital for Pune as they raced to a two-digit lead.The defence held firm, as Surjeet Singh completed a personal milestone of 250 points in Pro Kabaddi League, and secured a very important victory that pushed his team up to 10th in the league standings.Bengaluru’s loss meant they lost out on an opportunity to go to the top of the points table. Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. An all-round performance made sure @PuneriPaltan make their ascent up the #VIVOProKabaddi Season 7 points table with a win over @BengaluruBulls in #PUNvBLR tonight.Keep watching all the action, LIVE on Star Sports & Hotstar. #IsseToughKuchNahi pic.twitter.com/A1mfJNtoMp Chennai: Puneri Paltan registered a 31-23 win against defending champions Bengaluru Bulls in a Pro Kabaddi League match at Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium here on Wednesday.A heavily bandaged Surjeet Singh at the centre was the leader (6 tackle points) in the defensive unit for Puneri Paltan, never allowing the leagues best raider, Pawan Sehrawat, to weave his magic. Sagar Krishna came in for a struggling Girish Ernak as coach Anup Kumar made the changes to a faltering Pune side while the Bengaluru Bulls went in with an extra defender in the line-up buoyed by the performances of their two raiders in Pawan Sehrawat and Rohit Kumar. bengaluru bullspro kabaddi 2019Pro Kabaddi League 2019Puneri Paltan First Published: August 21, 2019, 11:00 PM ISTlast_img read more

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first_img — ProKabaddi (@ProKabaddi) August 21, 2019It was the Pune team which started off well, consistently tackling Bengaluru Bulls raiders, with Sagar Krishna justifying his inclusion with an incredible body block on Rohit Kumar six minutes into the match.The defensive units matched each other tackle for tackle, as the raiders, including Punes Nitin Tomar, struggled to impress.A low-scoring, heavy tackling first half, which also saw Sehrawat reach 100 points for the season, ended with scores even at 10-10.Bengaluru’s decision to play just two raiders backfired as Paltans improved defence thwarted any raider who ventured into their territory.Pune inflicted the game’s only All-Out on Bengaluru Bulls in the sixth minute of the second half to open up an 8-point gap.Manjeet’s clever raids in do-or-die situations were also vital for Pune as they raced to a two-digit lead.The defence held firm, as Surjeet Singh completed a personal milestone of 250 points in Pro Kabaddi League, and secured a very important victory that pushed his team up to 10th in the league standings.Bengaluru’s loss meant they lost out on an opportunity to go to the top of the points table. Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. An all-round performance made sure @PuneriPaltan make their ascent up the #VIVOProKabaddi Season 7 points table with a win over @BengaluruBulls in #PUNvBLR tonight.Keep watching all the action, LIVE on Star Sports & Hotstar. #IsseToughKuchNahi pic.twitter.com/A1mfJNtoMp Chennai: Puneri Paltan registered a 31-23 win against defending champions Bengaluru Bulls in a Pro Kabaddi League match at Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium here on Wednesday.A heavily bandaged Surjeet Singh at the centre was the leader (6 tackle points) in the defensive unit for Puneri Paltan, never allowing the leagues best raider, Pawan Sehrawat, to weave his magic. Sagar Krishna came in for a struggling Girish Ernak as coach Anup Kumar made the changes to a faltering Pune side while the Bengaluru Bulls went in with an extra defender in the line-up buoyed by the performances of their two raiders in Pawan Sehrawat and Rohit Kumar. bengaluru bullspro kabaddi 2019Pro Kabaddi League 2019Puneri Paltan First Published: August 21, 2019, 11:00 PM ISTlast_img read more

Postponed El Clasico Between Real Madrid and Barcelona on December 18: Spanish FA

first_img barcelonabarcelona vs real madridDecemberEl Clasico First Published: October 23, 2019, 2:56 PM IST Madrid: The rearranged Clasico between Barcelona and Real Madrid will be played on December 18 despite opposition from La Liga, the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) confirmed on Tuesday.Spain’s most prestigious fixture, which was due to take place at Camp Nou on Saturday, was postponed last week because of violent pro-independence protests in Catalonia. La Liga had proposed December 4 or 7 and may decide to appeal.”The decision of the Competition Committee has taken place after analysing in recent days the proposals of both clubs, who were invited to agree a date and decided on December 18,” an RFEF statement read.”It has also analysed a report from the RFEF Competitions Area as well as numerous reports submitted by La Liga, which are not binding.”At today’s meeting, the Committee also analysed the latest reports from both clubs, who maintain their initial proposal to play the match on 18 December.”It means Barcelona, who insisted the original match should have gone ahead this weekend, will face a testing few weeks before Christmas.In December, they are already scheduled to play away at Atletico Madrid, Inter Milan in the Champions League and Real Sociedad, who sit fourth in La Liga.Real Madrid will play away at Club Brugge in the Champions League and then Valencia, just before travelling to Barca.But both clubs swiftly settled on Wednesday, December 18 last week, hours after being instructed to agree a new date by the RFEF.La Liga, who originally proposed the postponement, disagreed, claiming December 18 would clash with fixtures in the Copa del Rey and harm the economic interests of the clubs involved.COMMON SENSE”The decision to change the date of the most important La Liga match cannot be left to the decision of the two participating clubs,” La Liga said on Friday, adding that they have a responsibility to “maximise income” from television rights.La Liga initially suggested swapping the two Clasicos, with the first one being played at the Santiago Bernabeu in Madrid, and then proposed the weekend of December 7, when Barcelona and Madrid already have fixtures.Their last proposal was Wednesday, December 4, which comes just after Barca play away at Atletico Madrid.Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde said on Tuesday he hoped the two clubs would not be drawn into a political “war” between La Liga and the RFEF, who have clashed on various issues in recent years.”I would like common sense to prevail,” Valverde said “I would like there to be a date settled and for the internal wars between La Liga and the RFEF not to involve us.”Barcelona, who visit Slavia Prague in the Champions League on Wednesday, moved top of La Liga last weekend, one point ahead of Real Madrid. Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time.last_img read more

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first_img barcelonabarcelona vs real madridDecemberEl Clasico First Published: October 23, 2019, 2:56 PM IST Madrid: The rearranged Clasico between Barcelona and Real Madrid will be played on December 18 despite opposition from La Liga, the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) confirmed on Tuesday.Spain’s most prestigious fixture, which was due to take place at Camp Nou on Saturday, was postponed last week because of violent pro-independence protests in Catalonia. La Liga had proposed December 4 or 7 and may decide to appeal.”The decision of the Competition Committee has taken place after analysing in recent days the proposals of both clubs, who were invited to agree a date and decided on December 18,” an RFEF statement read.”It has also analysed a report from the RFEF Competitions Area as well as numerous reports submitted by La Liga, which are not binding.”At today’s meeting, the Committee also analysed the latest reports from both clubs, who maintain their initial proposal to play the match on 18 December.”It means Barcelona, who insisted the original match should have gone ahead this weekend, will face a testing few weeks before Christmas.In December, they are already scheduled to play away at Atletico Madrid, Inter Milan in the Champions League and Real Sociedad, who sit fourth in La Liga.Real Madrid will play away at Club Brugge in the Champions League and then Valencia, just before travelling to Barca.But both clubs swiftly settled on Wednesday, December 18 last week, hours after being instructed to agree a new date by the RFEF.La Liga, who originally proposed the postponement, disagreed, claiming December 18 would clash with fixtures in the Copa del Rey and harm the economic interests of the clubs involved.COMMON SENSE”The decision to change the date of the most important La Liga match cannot be left to the decision of the two participating clubs,” La Liga said on Friday, adding that they have a responsibility to “maximise income” from television rights.La Liga initially suggested swapping the two Clasicos, with the first one being played at the Santiago Bernabeu in Madrid, and then proposed the weekend of December 7, when Barcelona and Madrid already have fixtures.Their last proposal was Wednesday, December 4, which comes just after Barca play away at Atletico Madrid.Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde said on Tuesday he hoped the two clubs would not be drawn into a political “war” between La Liga and the RFEF, who have clashed on various issues in recent years.”I would like common sense to prevail,” Valverde said “I would like there to be a date settled and for the internal wars between La Liga and the RFEF not to involve us.”Barcelona, who visit Slavia Prague in the Champions League on Wednesday, moved top of La Liga last weekend, one point ahead of Real Madrid. Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time.last_img read more

Football: Luka Modric Says England Underestimated Us And That Was A Huge Mistake

first_imgAdvertisementImage Courtesy: Google ImagesEngland’s dream of reaching their first World Cup final since 1966 came crashing down when they lost in extra time to Croatia in Moscow.European underdogs Croatia showed great amount of determination as they came from behind to beat Three Lions in order to reach their first World Cup final. It was Juventus starlet Mario Manduzkic who scored the winning goal in 109th minute to secure Croatia’s golden ticket to World Cup final, slotting in from Perisic’s cross in the penalty area.England had got off to a flying start when Trippier placed a superb free kick into the top right corner given Three Lions an one goal lead over European underdogs Croatia. However, Croatia got back into game when Perisic scored an equaliser in 68th minute of the game. After that it was Manduzkic who secured the golden ticket for Croatia when scored off from a wonderful cross by Perisic.Croatian Football Team were underestimated a lot saying that England will easily make it to the final but it was clearly not the case when Croats took on Three Lions. Speaking after the game, Luka Modric concluded the win saying, “They underestimated Croatia tonight, and that was a huge mistake.”Big mistake. pic.twitter.com/E71GDaGtZI— B/R Football (@brfootball) July 12, 2018Even Barcelona star Ivan Rakitic didn’t hold back from criticizing English football team. The midfielder said: “England thought they were already in the final, so they kept on playing the same way. In the end, it’s us who’s in the final.”Rakitić: “England thought they were already in the final, so they kept on playing the same way. In the end, it’s us who’s in the final.” [cope] pic.twitter.com/Qe15Sf7UJG— Barça Centre (@barcacentre) July 12, 2018 Advertisementlast_img read more

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first_imgAdvertisementImage Courtesy: Google ImagesEngland’s dream of reaching their first World Cup final since 1966 came crashing down when they lost in extra time to Croatia in Moscow.European underdogs Croatia showed great amount of determination as they came from behind to beat Three Lions in order to reach their first World Cup final. It was Juventus starlet Mario Manduzkic who scored the winning goal in 109th minute to secure Croatia’s golden ticket to World Cup final, slotting in from Perisic’s cross in the penalty area.England had got off to a flying start when Trippier placed a superb free kick into the top right corner given Three Lions an one goal lead over European underdogs Croatia. However, Croatia got back into game when Perisic scored an equaliser in 68th minute of the game. After that it was Manduzkic who secured the golden ticket for Croatia when scored off from a wonderful cross by Perisic.Croatian Football Team were underestimated a lot saying that England will easily make it to the final but it was clearly not the case when Croats took on Three Lions. Speaking after the game, Luka Modric concluded the win saying, “They underestimated Croatia tonight, and that was a huge mistake.”Big mistake. pic.twitter.com/E71GDaGtZI— B/R Football (@brfootball) July 12, 2018Even Barcelona star Ivan Rakitic didn’t hold back from criticizing English football team. The midfielder said: “England thought they were already in the final, so they kept on playing the same way. In the end, it’s us who’s in the final.”Rakitić: “England thought they were already in the final, so they kept on playing the same way. In the end, it’s us who’s in the final.” [cope] pic.twitter.com/Qe15Sf7UJG— Barça Centre (@barcacentre) July 12, 2018 Advertisementlast_img read more

Premier Farnell shipping new Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3+

first_imgPremier Farnell is now shipping the new Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3+ for same day despatch. Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3+ delivers the enhanced thermal performance and ease of use of Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ in a smaller form factor, with a choice of memory variants suitable for a broad range of embedded applications including IoT devices and industrial automation, monitoring and control systems.Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3+ is based on the Broadcom BCM2837B0 64-bit application processor running at 1.2GHz, with 1GB LPDDR2 SDRAM.  Developers can now choose between 8GB, 16GB & 32GB eMMC flash variants and a ‘Lite’ variant, with no eMMC flash, to match their storage requirements.Highlights of Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3+ include Broadcom BCM2837B0 SoC, with quad-core Cortex-A53 64-bit @ 1.2GHz; H.264 and MPEG-4 decode (1080p30); H.264 encode (1080p30); OpenGL ES 2.0 graphics. CM3+/Lite brings the SD card interface to the module pins allowing the user to connect either an external eMMC device or SD card. Ambient temperature of -20 to +70 °C. Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3+ will remain in production until at least January 2024.Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3+ is available to buy as a standalone board or as a development kit including a Raspberry Pi Compute Module I/O board, Raspberry Pi CM3+/32GB module, Raspberry Pi CM3+/Lite module, and display and camera adapters. Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Boards & Modules Continue Reading Previous Mouser adds over 50 new suppliers to its line cardNext ROHM: automotive-grade wireless charging solution with NFC communicationlast_img read more

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first_imgPremier Farnell is now shipping the new Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3+ for same day despatch. Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3+ delivers the enhanced thermal performance and ease of use of Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ in a smaller form factor, with a choice of memory variants suitable for a broad range of embedded applications including IoT devices and industrial automation, monitoring and control systems.Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3+ is based on the Broadcom BCM2837B0 64-bit application processor running at 1.2GHz, with 1GB LPDDR2 SDRAM.  Developers can now choose between 8GB, 16GB & 32GB eMMC flash variants and a ‘Lite’ variant, with no eMMC flash, to match their storage requirements.Highlights of Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3+ include Broadcom BCM2837B0 SoC, with quad-core Cortex-A53 64-bit @ 1.2GHz; H.264 and MPEG-4 decode (1080p30); H.264 encode (1080p30); OpenGL ES 2.0 graphics. CM3+/Lite brings the SD card interface to the module pins allowing the user to connect either an external eMMC device or SD card. Ambient temperature of -20 to +70 °C. Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3+ will remain in production until at least January 2024.Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3+ is available to buy as a standalone board or as a development kit including a Raspberry Pi Compute Module I/O board, Raspberry Pi CM3+/32GB module, Raspberry Pi CM3+/Lite module, and display and camera adapters. Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Boards & Modules Continue Reading Previous Mouser adds over 50 new suppliers to its line cardNext ROHM: automotive-grade wireless charging solution with NFC communicationlast_img read more

NRL Touch Premiership: ladder update

first_imgThe results from this weekends games were:Men’s:2 Titans v 0 BroncosWomen’s: 8 Broncos v 7 TitansBelow are the NRL Touch Premiership Ladders, as they stand following this weekend’s games.Make sure you get to the next games:Tigers v Knights at ANZ Stadium (21 July 2018)Grand Final at CBus Super Stadium (29 July 2018)last_img

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first_imgThe results from this weekends games were:Men’s:2 Titans v 0 BroncosWomen’s: 8 Broncos v 7 TitansBelow are the NRL Touch Premiership Ladders, as they stand following this weekend’s games.Make sure you get to the next games:Tigers v Knights at ANZ Stadium (21 July 2018)Grand Final at CBus Super Stadium (29 July 2018)last_img

Hover board? No. Cool Anyway? Yes.

first_img Stirred or Shaken? How to Make a Perfect Vodka Martini The Maserati Quattroporte: Luxury You Can Sort of Almost Imagine Affording Reyka Vodka May Have the Coolest Distiller on the Planet Tasc Performance Crafts Sustainable Fabrics Without Sacrificing Style The 100% Biodegradable Vollebak T-Shirt Is Made From Plants and Algae Editors’ Recommendations Well, so it happened… the “future” as predicted by the venerable film BACK TO THE FUTURE II has not quite arrived despite the date depicted in the film having come and gone. (Marty, Doc, and Jennifer popped into the future on October 15th, 2015, FYI. Instead of time travelers arriving from the 80s on 10/15/15, instead we announced the halt of troop withdrawal from Afghanistan that day, which does in fact have some correlation to the 80s, so hey!)Related: Should your self-driving car kill you to save a school bus full of kids?We have no self-drying jackets, no flying cars, and of course… no hover boards. But while those matters sartorial and automotive may be still far in the offing, on that latter front, technology has made some rather impressive strides. None of the three devices discussed today are going to zip you around like Marty McFly on a wild ride, but they’re all pretty damn cool, and at least they prove that some brilliant designers and engineers out there are doing their damnedest. So, maybe we’ll check back in 2045? For now, here is the finest stand-on transportation 2015’s technology has to offer:The AirWheel Q5This unique self-balancing electric unicycle lets you stand still while zipping across town at the pace of a fast jog. The AirWheel Q5 has a top speed of a little over 11 miles an hour, and a range of about 12 to 14 miles depending on the terrain. And as the AirWheel weighs just 25 pounds but can support riders of up to 260 pounds, it’s a viable method of transportation around a city or to/from a train or subway: unfold the pedals, ride your electric unicycle to the station, pop it into a backpack or duffel, and then be on your way. At about $450 before taxes and shipping, the AirWheel isn’t exactly cheap, but it’s both enjoyable and useful enough to be worth consideration.The Hendo HoverboardSo guess what? There is a real, honest-to-goodness hover board that already exists! The only catch? You need a massive flat metal floor upon which to operate it. The Hendo Hoverboard works by using the repellent power of magnetism: its dual disc “hover engines” create a powerful magnetic field that lifts the board off the metal flooring beneath it, creating a true hover effect and thrilling the rider who does not immediately fall down. While not a practical toy for most of us at present, given the need for that huge metal surface, the Hendo company does have some promising ideas for more industrial applications. Can’t you picture a fleet of robots hovering around a factory floor, sorting your order of books/garden hoses/textiles/beef jerky with the greatest of ease? We’re going to guess Jeff Bezos can…HoverBoost HoverBoardOK, right out of the gate we have to take some issue here: this company calls itself HoverBoost and calls their flagship product a HoverBoard despite the fact that there is nothing at all hovering here. In fact the HoverBoost HoverBoard sits squarely on the ground atop its two parallel wheels. That said, it’s remarkably easy to use with simple, natural body movements, and it has a range of as much as 18 miles on a full charge.If you want to get about as close to a Marty McFly-style hoverboard as possible without breaking the bank and installing a massive metal floor in your home, this, for now, is the way to do it. Again, how about it, 2045?last_img read more

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first_img Stirred or Shaken? How to Make a Perfect Vodka Martini The Maserati Quattroporte: Luxury You Can Sort of Almost Imagine Affording Reyka Vodka May Have the Coolest Distiller on the Planet Tasc Performance Crafts Sustainable Fabrics Without Sacrificing Style The 100% Biodegradable Vollebak T-Shirt Is Made From Plants and Algae Editors’ Recommendations Well, so it happened… the “future” as predicted by the venerable film BACK TO THE FUTURE II has not quite arrived despite the date depicted in the film having come and gone. (Marty, Doc, and Jennifer popped into the future on October 15th, 2015, FYI. Instead of time travelers arriving from the 80s on 10/15/15, instead we announced the halt of troop withdrawal from Afghanistan that day, which does in fact have some correlation to the 80s, so hey!)Related: Should your self-driving car kill you to save a school bus full of kids?We have no self-drying jackets, no flying cars, and of course… no hover boards. But while those matters sartorial and automotive may be still far in the offing, on that latter front, technology has made some rather impressive strides. None of the three devices discussed today are going to zip you around like Marty McFly on a wild ride, but they’re all pretty damn cool, and at least they prove that some brilliant designers and engineers out there are doing their damnedest. So, maybe we’ll check back in 2045? For now, here is the finest stand-on transportation 2015’s technology has to offer:The AirWheel Q5This unique self-balancing electric unicycle lets you stand still while zipping across town at the pace of a fast jog. The AirWheel Q5 has a top speed of a little over 11 miles an hour, and a range of about 12 to 14 miles depending on the terrain. And as the AirWheel weighs just 25 pounds but can support riders of up to 260 pounds, it’s a viable method of transportation around a city or to/from a train or subway: unfold the pedals, ride your electric unicycle to the station, pop it into a backpack or duffel, and then be on your way. At about $450 before taxes and shipping, the AirWheel isn’t exactly cheap, but it’s both enjoyable and useful enough to be worth consideration.The Hendo HoverboardSo guess what? There is a real, honest-to-goodness hover board that already exists! The only catch? You need a massive flat metal floor upon which to operate it. The Hendo Hoverboard works by using the repellent power of magnetism: its dual disc “hover engines” create a powerful magnetic field that lifts the board off the metal flooring beneath it, creating a true hover effect and thrilling the rider who does not immediately fall down. While not a practical toy for most of us at present, given the need for that huge metal surface, the Hendo company does have some promising ideas for more industrial applications. Can’t you picture a fleet of robots hovering around a factory floor, sorting your order of books/garden hoses/textiles/beef jerky with the greatest of ease? We’re going to guess Jeff Bezos can…HoverBoost HoverBoardOK, right out of the gate we have to take some issue here: this company calls itself HoverBoost and calls their flagship product a HoverBoard despite the fact that there is nothing at all hovering here. In fact the HoverBoost HoverBoard sits squarely on the ground atop its two parallel wheels. That said, it’s remarkably easy to use with simple, natural body movements, and it has a range of as much as 18 miles on a full charge.If you want to get about as close to a Marty McFly-style hoverboard as possible without breaking the bank and installing a massive metal floor in your home, this, for now, is the way to do it. Again, how about it, 2045?last_img read more

Biomedical Waste Contract Withdrawn

first_imgThe Department of Health has withdrawn its conditional contract awarded to Medic Delivery Services Limited of Dartmouth on April 6 to destroy and dispose of Nova Scotia’s biomedical waste. The company was unable to meet the deadlines set out in its original proposal, that was selected through the procurement tendering process. The department is now in discussions with the next highest scoring proponent, Medical Waste Management of Brampton, Ont. Nova Scotia’s 2.2 million kilograms of biomedical waste is currently trucked to Sydney, where it is incinerated. -30-last_img read more

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first_imgThe Department of Health has withdrawn its conditional contract awarded to Medic Delivery Services Limited of Dartmouth on April 6 to destroy and dispose of Nova Scotia’s biomedical waste. The company was unable to meet the deadlines set out in its original proposal, that was selected through the procurement tendering process. The department is now in discussions with the next highest scoring proponent, Medical Waste Management of Brampton, Ont. Nova Scotia’s 2.2 million kilograms of biomedical waste is currently trucked to Sydney, where it is incinerated. -30-last_img read more

Commission Assessed More Than 2 Million in Fines in 2011

first_imgIn its effort to protect Nova Scotian investors and capital markets, the Nova Scotia Securities Commission investigated 65 complaints and issued $2,216,500 in administrative fines in 2011. The commission concluded eight cases against 10 defendants that included six cases in which inadequate or incorrect information was provided to investors, two cases involving misconduct by registrants, and one case involving unauthorized sale of investments to the public. The figures were released today, Feb. 29, as a followup to last week’s release of the Canadian Securities Administrators 2011 Enforcement Report. The report shows that members of the Canadian Securities Administrators concluded a total of 124 cases in 2011, involving 237 people and 128 companies. Of these cases, 24 were concluded in court proceedings, which resulted in nine jail sentences against eight people for a total of more than 14 years. “The Nova Scotia Securities Commission works hard to protect investors and build confidence in the fairness of the capital markets, through enforcement activities and investor education,” said Scott Peacock, director of enforcement for the commission. “The first line of defence for Nova Scotia investors is to be armed with knowledge and understanding of the capital markets. They also need to know that they can come to the Securities Commission with investment concerns and to report problems.” To report a complaint to the securities commission, go to www.gov.ns.ca/nssc/compliancenforce/complaint.htm, or call 902-424-4558. For more information on investing safely and avoiding fraud, visit www.beforeyouinvest.ca. The 2011 Enforcement Report highlights enforcement activities and provides information and case summaries from the Canadian securities regulators. It is available at the Nova Scotia Securities Commission’s website, www.gov.ns.ca/nssc, or at http://er-ral.csa-acvm.ca/.last_img read more

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first_imgIn its effort to protect Nova Scotian investors and capital markets, the Nova Scotia Securities Commission investigated 65 complaints and issued $2,216,500 in administrative fines in 2011. The commission concluded eight cases against 10 defendants that included six cases in which inadequate or incorrect information was provided to investors, two cases involving misconduct by registrants, and one case involving unauthorized sale of investments to the public. The figures were released today, Feb. 29, as a followup to last week’s release of the Canadian Securities Administrators 2011 Enforcement Report. The report shows that members of the Canadian Securities Administrators concluded a total of 124 cases in 2011, involving 237 people and 128 companies. Of these cases, 24 were concluded in court proceedings, which resulted in nine jail sentences against eight people for a total of more than 14 years. “The Nova Scotia Securities Commission works hard to protect investors and build confidence in the fairness of the capital markets, through enforcement activities and investor education,” said Scott Peacock, director of enforcement for the commission. “The first line of defence for Nova Scotia investors is to be armed with knowledge and understanding of the capital markets. They also need to know that they can come to the Securities Commission with investment concerns and to report problems.” To report a complaint to the securities commission, go to www.gov.ns.ca/nssc/compliancenforce/complaint.htm, or call 902-424-4558. For more information on investing safely and avoiding fraud, visit www.beforeyouinvest.ca. The 2011 Enforcement Report highlights enforcement activities and provides information and case summaries from the Canadian securities regulators. It is available at the Nova Scotia Securities Commission’s website, www.gov.ns.ca/nssc, or at http://er-ral.csa-acvm.ca/.last_img read more

Commission Hopes Education Training Will Prevent Consumer Racial Profiling

first_imgThe Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission hopes that education and training will lead to equal service for all Nova Scotia shoppers. A 2012 research study produced by the commission identified the negative experiences of shoppers from visible minority groups as a significant problem throughout the province that is disproportionately affecting visible minority shoppers. The commission is working with Nova Scotian retailers to deliver education materials and training to their employees to raise awareness of this issue and the harms caused by consumer racial profiling and to help provide retail staff with the knowledge they need to provide quality service to all shoppers. -30-last_img read more

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first_imgThe Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission hopes that education and training will lead to equal service for all Nova Scotia shoppers. A 2012 research study produced by the commission identified the negative experiences of shoppers from visible minority groups as a significant problem throughout the province that is disproportionately affecting visible minority shoppers. The commission is working with Nova Scotian retailers to deliver education materials and training to their employees to raise awareness of this issue and the harms caused by consumer racial profiling and to help provide retail staff with the knowledge they need to provide quality service to all shoppers. -30-last_img read more

Union Pacific 1Q Earnings Snapshot

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) _ Union Pacific Corp. (UNP) on Thursday reported first-quarter profit of $1.39 billion.On a per-share basis, the Omaha, Nebraska-based company said it had net income of $1.93.The results beat Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of nine analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.89 per share.The railroad posted revenue of $5.38 billion in the period, which did not meet Street forecasts. Six analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $5.48 billion.Union Pacific shares have increased 23 per cent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 index has climbed 16 per cent. The stock has climbed 23 per cent in the last 12 months._____This story was generated by Automated Insights (http://automatedinsights.com/ap) using data from Zacks Investment Research. Access a Zacks stock report on UNP at https://www.zacks.com/ap/UNPThe Associated Press read more

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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) _ Union Pacific Corp. (UNP) on Thursday reported first-quarter profit of $1.39 billion.On a per-share basis, the Omaha, Nebraska-based company said it had net income of $1.93.The results beat Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of nine analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.89 per share.The railroad posted revenue of $5.38 billion in the period, which did not meet Street forecasts. Six analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $5.48 billion.Union Pacific shares have increased 23 per cent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 index has climbed 16 per cent. The stock has climbed 23 per cent in the last 12 months._____This story was generated by Automated Insights (http://automatedinsights.com/ap) using data from Zacks Investment Research. Access a Zacks stock report on UNP at https://www.zacks.com/ap/UNPThe Associated Press read more

Myanmars leader agrees to open access to foreign aid workers – Ban

23 May 2008Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has announced that Myanmar’s Senior General Than Shwe has agreed to allow international aid workers, regardless of their nationality, into the areas worst affected by Cyclone Nargis after the two men held talks today. Speaking to the press after the discussions, held in the country’s new capital Naypyidaw, Mr. Ban reported that he had held a “good meeting” with the Senior General.“He has taken quite a flexible position on an issue that, until now, has been an obstacle to organizing coordinated and fully effective international aid and assistance operations,” Mr. Ban said. “He has also agreed that [the] visa issue will be speeded up.”The Secretary-General said the Senior General had agreed that the main airport at Yangon, Myanmar’s most populous city, can be used as a logistics hub for international aid so that relief can be distributed more quickly to those in need. Aid can also be delivered to the country via civilian ships and small boats. Mr. Ban said this commitment by Myanmar was “quite a breakthrough” and that “substantive progress was made on all critical issues at hand regarding humanitarian assistance,” according to his spokesperson.“I hope all these agreements can produce results quickly. Implementation will be the key. Finally, we have agreed on the kind of effective coordination and consulting mechanisms we need,” he added. The Secretary-General arrived yesterday in Myanmar, where Cyclone Nargis has left up to 2.4 million people in need of humanitarian assistance. The UN estimates that more than 100,000 people may have been killed since the storm struck on 2 May.Yesterday Mr. Ban toured some of the worst affected areas in the Irrawaddy delta and spoke with families who had been forced to leave their homes.“I am humbled – humbled by the scale of this natural disaster, the worst your country has ever experienced, and humbled by the courage and the resilience of the Myanmar people.”Mr. Ban added that he had heard many tragic stories. “At a refugee camp, villagers told me of the loss of their families, their loved ones, everything they owned. But I also saw homes – and lives – being rebuilt.”Saying he was encouraged by his meeting with Myanmar’s leadership, the Secretary-General said: “From all I have seen, the Government, with help from the international community, have put in place a functioning relief programme. But I told them that more needs to be done. Their efforts need to be reinforced, quickly, by international experts with tested experience in handling emergencies.”Tomorrow Mr. Ban is due to attend an inaugural relief flight from the new UN staging areas in Don Mueang, Thailand. On Sunday he will return to Myanmar’s largest city Yangon for a pledging conference to raise funds for the disaster. “Our goal will be to focus on the immediate relief efforts, and also to look at the recovery phase which will have to start in parallel,” he said. So far 45 countries and regional bodies have signed up to attend the conference and the World Bank will also be represented.UN agencies, including the World Food Programme (WFP), the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), have been mounting a major relief effort for victims of the severe storms, bringing in shelter, tents, food and medical supplies, though they say many people have still not been reached with aid.WFP has now distributed almost 2,500 tons of food to nearly 450,000 people and has secured the Government’s permission to purchase 20,000 tons of food, mainly rice, inside the country.The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Assistance (OCHA) says that 130 aid flights have arrived in Yangon so far, including 22 from the UN. OCHA is also trying to obtain more boats to reach many of the small islands scattered through the delta area.The World Health Organization (WHO) today issued a warning that monsoon rains in Myanmar were increasing the risks of an outbreak of disease. WHO says it is working with the Government to set up a surveillance system to monitor possible outbreaks.Meanwhile, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warned that hundreds of thousands of people in the remote areas of the Irrawaddy delta still do not have sufficient food to eat. read more

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23 May 2008Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has announced that Myanmar’s Senior General Than Shwe has agreed to allow international aid workers, regardless of their nationality, into the areas worst affected by Cyclone Nargis after the two men held talks today. Speaking to the press after the discussions, held in the country’s new capital Naypyidaw, Mr. Ban reported that he had held a “good meeting” with the Senior General.“He has taken quite a flexible position on an issue that, until now, has been an obstacle to organizing coordinated and fully effective international aid and assistance operations,” Mr. Ban said. “He has also agreed that [the] visa issue will be speeded up.”The Secretary-General said the Senior General had agreed that the main airport at Yangon, Myanmar’s most populous city, can be used as a logistics hub for international aid so that relief can be distributed more quickly to those in need. Aid can also be delivered to the country via civilian ships and small boats. Mr. Ban said this commitment by Myanmar was “quite a breakthrough” and that “substantive progress was made on all critical issues at hand regarding humanitarian assistance,” according to his spokesperson.“I hope all these agreements can produce results quickly. Implementation will be the key. Finally, we have agreed on the kind of effective coordination and consulting mechanisms we need,” he added. The Secretary-General arrived yesterday in Myanmar, where Cyclone Nargis has left up to 2.4 million people in need of humanitarian assistance. The UN estimates that more than 100,000 people may have been killed since the storm struck on 2 May.Yesterday Mr. Ban toured some of the worst affected areas in the Irrawaddy delta and spoke with families who had been forced to leave their homes.“I am humbled – humbled by the scale of this natural disaster, the worst your country has ever experienced, and humbled by the courage and the resilience of the Myanmar people.”Mr. Ban added that he had heard many tragic stories. “At a refugee camp, villagers told me of the loss of their families, their loved ones, everything they owned. But I also saw homes – and lives – being rebuilt.”Saying he was encouraged by his meeting with Myanmar’s leadership, the Secretary-General said: “From all I have seen, the Government, with help from the international community, have put in place a functioning relief programme. But I told them that more needs to be done. Their efforts need to be reinforced, quickly, by international experts with tested experience in handling emergencies.”Tomorrow Mr. Ban is due to attend an inaugural relief flight from the new UN staging areas in Don Mueang, Thailand. On Sunday he will return to Myanmar’s largest city Yangon for a pledging conference to raise funds for the disaster. “Our goal will be to focus on the immediate relief efforts, and also to look at the recovery phase which will have to start in parallel,” he said. So far 45 countries and regional bodies have signed up to attend the conference and the World Bank will also be represented.UN agencies, including the World Food Programme (WFP), the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), have been mounting a major relief effort for victims of the severe storms, bringing in shelter, tents, food and medical supplies, though they say many people have still not been reached with aid.WFP has now distributed almost 2,500 tons of food to nearly 450,000 people and has secured the Government’s permission to purchase 20,000 tons of food, mainly rice, inside the country.The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Assistance (OCHA) says that 130 aid flights have arrived in Yangon so far, including 22 from the UN. OCHA is also trying to obtain more boats to reach many of the small islands scattered through the delta area.The World Health Organization (WHO) today issued a warning that monsoon rains in Myanmar were increasing the risks of an outbreak of disease. WHO says it is working with the Government to set up a surveillance system to monitor possible outbreaks.Meanwhile, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warned that hundreds of thousands of people in the remote areas of the Irrawaddy delta still do not have sufficient food to eat. read more

UN deplores latest deadly car bombing in Lebanon

11 September 2008Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned last night’s car bombing in Lebanon that claimed the life of a senior politician and wounded six others, saying it highlights the need for political reconciliation in the Middle East country. “This violence only underscores how important it is for dialogue and reconciliation to move forward,” Mr. Ban told a press conference at United Nations Headquarters in New York today.“This is a very frustrating situation, that we see many such bombings and killings,” he added, urging restraint from all sides.Media reports say Saleh Aridi, who represented the Lebanese Democratic Party, was killed in an explosion shortly after he got into his car in his home village, southeast of the capital, Beirut.The apparent assassination occurred a day after Lebanese President Michel Suleiman announced that reconciliation talks between the country’s political parties would take place next week.“I am encouraged by President Suleiman’s efforts toward establishing an inclusive national dialogue, also including diplomatic relations between Lebanon and Syria,” Mr. Ban, whose spokesperson also issued a statement deploring the bombing, said today.Security Council members also deplored last night’s bombing, issuing a press statement in which they voiced deep sympathies to the Government and to the families of the victims.The 15-member body “underlined the need to bring perpetrators, organizers, financiers and sponsors of this reprehensible act of terrorism to justice,” according to the statement, read out by Ambassador Michel Kafando of Burkina Faso, the current Council President.Stressing the importance of Lebanese unity, Council members also reiterated their full support for national efforts “to combat terrorism, solidify democratic institutions, engage in political dialogue and pursue national reconciliation.”Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro is currently in Lebanon to attend a meeting organized by the UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) that is aimed at finding ways to better coordinate the work of UN agencies operating in the region.Ms. Migiro is also slated to visit senior Lebanese officials during her visit, including Mr. Suleiman, Prime Minister Fouad Siniora and parliamentary speaker Nabih Berri. read more

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11 September 2008Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned last night’s car bombing in Lebanon that claimed the life of a senior politician and wounded six others, saying it highlights the need for political reconciliation in the Middle East country. “This violence only underscores how important it is for dialogue and reconciliation to move forward,” Mr. Ban told a press conference at United Nations Headquarters in New York today.“This is a very frustrating situation, that we see many such bombings and killings,” he added, urging restraint from all sides.Media reports say Saleh Aridi, who represented the Lebanese Democratic Party, was killed in an explosion shortly after he got into his car in his home village, southeast of the capital, Beirut.The apparent assassination occurred a day after Lebanese President Michel Suleiman announced that reconciliation talks between the country’s political parties would take place next week.“I am encouraged by President Suleiman’s efforts toward establishing an inclusive national dialogue, also including diplomatic relations between Lebanon and Syria,” Mr. Ban, whose spokesperson also issued a statement deploring the bombing, said today.Security Council members also deplored last night’s bombing, issuing a press statement in which they voiced deep sympathies to the Government and to the families of the victims.The 15-member body “underlined the need to bring perpetrators, organizers, financiers and sponsors of this reprehensible act of terrorism to justice,” according to the statement, read out by Ambassador Michel Kafando of Burkina Faso, the current Council President.Stressing the importance of Lebanese unity, Council members also reiterated their full support for national efforts “to combat terrorism, solidify democratic institutions, engage in political dialogue and pursue national reconciliation.”Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro is currently in Lebanon to attend a meeting organized by the UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) that is aimed at finding ways to better coordinate the work of UN agencies operating in the region.Ms. Migiro is also slated to visit senior Lebanese officials during her visit, including Mr. Suleiman, Prime Minister Fouad Siniora and parliamentary speaker Nabih Berri. read more

The Latest France to help Saudi investigate drone attacks

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The Latest on tensions in the Persian Gulf (all times local):10:40 a.m.France is sending experts to help investigate drone attacks on Saudi oil facilities.French President Emmanuel Macron’s office announced the move in a statement Wednesday after the French leader spoke to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.The statement says the French experts are going at Saudi request to help “shed all light on the origin and methods” of the attacks.Macron denounced the attacks and stressed the importance of Saudi Arabia’s security.Macron’s office said Tuesday that France is continuing diplomatic efforts to reduce tensions around the Persian Gulf.Saturday’s attack targeted the world’s largest oil processing facility and a major oil field in Saudi Arabia. Yemen’s Houthi rebels claimed the attack, though the U.S. and Saudi Arabia suspect Iran was behind the assault. Iran denies being involved.___8:30 a.m.Saudi Arabia says it is joining a U.S.-led coalition to secure the Mideast’s waterways after an attack targeting its crucial oil industry.The state-run Saudi Press Agency carried a statement Wednesday morning quoting an unnamed official saying the kingdom had joined the International Maritime Security Construct.That’s a mission already joined by Australia, Bahrain and the United Kingdom.The U.S. formed the coalition after attacks on oil tankers that American officials blame on Iran, as well as Iran’s seizure of tankers in the region. Iran denies being behind the tanker explosions.The U.S. military did not immediately respond to a request for comment.On Saturday, an attack struck the world’s biggest oil processing facility in Saudi Arabia.The Associated Press read more

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The Latest on tensions in the Persian Gulf (all times local):10:40 a.m.France is sending experts to help investigate drone attacks on Saudi oil facilities.French President Emmanuel Macron’s office announced the move in a statement Wednesday after the French leader spoke to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.The statement says the French experts are going at Saudi request to help “shed all light on the origin and methods” of the attacks.Macron denounced the attacks and stressed the importance of Saudi Arabia’s security.Macron’s office said Tuesday that France is continuing diplomatic efforts to reduce tensions around the Persian Gulf.Saturday’s attack targeted the world’s largest oil processing facility and a major oil field in Saudi Arabia. Yemen’s Houthi rebels claimed the attack, though the U.S. and Saudi Arabia suspect Iran was behind the assault. Iran denies being involved.___8:30 a.m.Saudi Arabia says it is joining a U.S.-led coalition to secure the Mideast’s waterways after an attack targeting its crucial oil industry.The state-run Saudi Press Agency carried a statement Wednesday morning quoting an unnamed official saying the kingdom had joined the International Maritime Security Construct.That’s a mission already joined by Australia, Bahrain and the United Kingdom.The U.S. formed the coalition after attacks on oil tankers that American officials blame on Iran, as well as Iran’s seizure of tankers in the region. Iran denies being behind the tanker explosions.The U.S. military did not immediately respond to a request for comment.On Saturday, an attack struck the world’s biggest oil processing facility in Saudi Arabia.The Associated Press read more

Afghan poppy growing requires security law enforcement response – UN official

Antonio Maria Costa, Director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, told a press conference in New York that opium cultivation was increasing in the southern provinces of Afghanistan, where the insurgency is intensifying. “What you evidently see there is tangible proof that insurgents are playing a role in forcing, coercing, advising, assisting, promoting farmers’ cultivation of opium.” The UN has been in discussion with the authorities in Afghanistan and other States the importance of improving security. “There is no rule of law in most of the southern parts of Afghanistan; the bullets rule,” he said, citing “a dramatic situation which needs to be confronted.” Action is also necessary to help the poor farmers of Afghanistan, he said. “We need to assist them. We need a greater amount of development assistance. So far, development has been not so generous; certainly not by any standards comparing what has happened to other post-conflict situation.” Mr. Costa also advocated conditioning aid on the behaviour of those receiving it. “Farmers have to be assisted under the condition that they abstain from cultivating opium,” he stressed. Efforts were also needed to prevent theft of aid money. “We are pleading with the Government to undertake stronger measures to reduce corruption, which is a major ingredient – a major lubricant – in the development of the opium industry.” Law enforcement was another crucial part of the solution, he said, noting that the UN had helped Afghanistan to help rehabilitate the court and prison systems. Mr. Costa also stressed the need to reduce consumption of opium. Countries must do more to cut addiction. “We know that when there is a major upsurge in the cultivation and in production, the consequences are greater purity of doses,” he said, warning that death rates were likely to rise. “We may face a situation of crisis… in Paris, London, Madrid, Moscow, Rome and so forth.” The area under opium cultivation in Afghanistan surged 59 per cent to 165,000 hectares in 2006, according to the 2006 UNODC Annual Opium Survey, released earlier this month. The opium harvest was an unprecedented 6,100 tons, an increase of 49 per cent from 2005, making Afghanistan virtually the sole supplier to the world. read more

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Antonio Maria Costa, Director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, told a press conference in New York that opium cultivation was increasing in the southern provinces of Afghanistan, where the insurgency is intensifying. “What you evidently see there is tangible proof that insurgents are playing a role in forcing, coercing, advising, assisting, promoting farmers’ cultivation of opium.” The UN has been in discussion with the authorities in Afghanistan and other States the importance of improving security. “There is no rule of law in most of the southern parts of Afghanistan; the bullets rule,” he said, citing “a dramatic situation which needs to be confronted.” Action is also necessary to help the poor farmers of Afghanistan, he said. “We need to assist them. We need a greater amount of development assistance. So far, development has been not so generous; certainly not by any standards comparing what has happened to other post-conflict situation.” Mr. Costa also advocated conditioning aid on the behaviour of those receiving it. “Farmers have to be assisted under the condition that they abstain from cultivating opium,” he stressed. Efforts were also needed to prevent theft of aid money. “We are pleading with the Government to undertake stronger measures to reduce corruption, which is a major ingredient – a major lubricant – in the development of the opium industry.” Law enforcement was another crucial part of the solution, he said, noting that the UN had helped Afghanistan to help rehabilitate the court and prison systems. Mr. Costa also stressed the need to reduce consumption of opium. Countries must do more to cut addiction. “We know that when there is a major upsurge in the cultivation and in production, the consequences are greater purity of doses,” he said, warning that death rates were likely to rise. “We may face a situation of crisis… in Paris, London, Madrid, Moscow, Rome and so forth.” The area under opium cultivation in Afghanistan surged 59 per cent to 165,000 hectares in 2006, according to the 2006 UNODC Annual Opium Survey, released earlier this month. The opium harvest was an unprecedented 6,100 tons, an increase of 49 per cent from 2005, making Afghanistan virtually the sole supplier to the world. read more

US wholesale stockpiles grew 03 per cent in March smallest gain in

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email US wholesale stockpiles grew 0.3 per cent in March, smallest gain in 4 months by News Staff Posted May 9, 2012 10:17 am MDT WASHINGTON – U.S. wholesalers increased their stockpiles more slowly in March after seeing less growth in sales.The Commerce Department says wholesale stockpiles increased 0.3 per cent in March, just one-third of the 0.9 per cent rise in February. Sales in March were up 0.5 per cent, about half the 1.1 per cent sales gain in February.Weaker stockpile growth means businesses aren’t stepping up orders for goods. That typically means less growth in factory production and slower economic growth.While restocking has been growing more slowly this year, the steady gains have pushed wholesale stockpiles to $480.4 billion. That’s up 25.3 per cent from the low-point hit in September 2009. read more

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AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email US wholesale stockpiles grew 0.3 per cent in March, smallest gain in 4 months by News Staff Posted May 9, 2012 10:17 am MDT WASHINGTON – U.S. wholesalers increased their stockpiles more slowly in March after seeing less growth in sales.The Commerce Department says wholesale stockpiles increased 0.3 per cent in March, just one-third of the 0.9 per cent rise in February. Sales in March were up 0.5 per cent, about half the 1.1 per cent sales gain in February.Weaker stockpile growth means businesses aren’t stepping up orders for goods. That typically means less growth in factory production and slower economic growth.While restocking has been growing more slowly this year, the steady gains have pushed wholesale stockpiles to $480.4 billion. That’s up 25.3 per cent from the low-point hit in September 2009. read more

Strong second half lifts WVU over Rider 9278

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Lamont West scored 20 points to lead West Virginia over Rider 92-78 on Wednesday night.The Mountaineers (4-2) missed their first six shots, making just 7 of 31 shots in the first 13 minutes. But West and Esa Ahmad led West Virginia on a 22-8 run to close the half for a 43-36 lead. The Mountaineers finished the first half shooting 33 per cent, their second worst half of the season.WVU opened the second half on a 13-2 run and the Broncs (2-2) were not able to cut it to single digits after that.Ahmad added 16 points, James “Beetle” Bolden scored 12 and Emmit Matthews Jr had a career-high 11 for WVU. Chase Harler scored a season-high 11 points. Logan Routt led the team in rebounds with eight and Wesley Harris had seven.Frederick Scott led Rider with 17 points. Dimencio Vaughn had 11 points, eight rebounds, four steals, three assists and a block.BIG PICTURERider was troubled by fouls, amassing 22 with 16 coming in the second half.West Virginia has struggled with shooting early over the last couple of games, and it won’t be as easy to rally late against teams like Florida and Pittsburgh next week.UP NEXTRider has 10 days off before playing Hofstra.West Virginia concludes its three-game homestand against Youngstown State on Saturday.John Lowe, The Associated Press read more

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Lamont West scored 20 points to lead West Virginia over Rider 92-78 on Wednesday night.The Mountaineers (4-2) missed their first six shots, making just 7 of 31 shots in the first 13 minutes. But West and Esa Ahmad led West Virginia on a 22-8 run to close the half for a 43-36 lead. The Mountaineers finished the first half shooting 33 per cent, their second worst half of the season.WVU opened the second half on a 13-2 run and the Broncs (2-2) were not able to cut it to single digits after that.Ahmad added 16 points, James “Beetle” Bolden scored 12 and Emmit Matthews Jr had a career-high 11 for WVU. Chase Harler scored a season-high 11 points. Logan Routt led the team in rebounds with eight and Wesley Harris had seven.Frederick Scott led Rider with 17 points. Dimencio Vaughn had 11 points, eight rebounds, four steals, three assists and a block.BIG PICTURERider was troubled by fouls, amassing 22 with 16 coming in the second half.West Virginia has struggled with shooting early over the last couple of games, and it won’t be as easy to rally late against teams like Florida and Pittsburgh next week.UP NEXTRider has 10 days off before playing Hofstra.West Virginia concludes its three-game homestand against Youngstown State on Saturday.John Lowe, The Associated Press read more

Jabra Stone Gets an Upgrade

first_imgThe Jabra Stone, one of the few elegant and attractive Bluetooth headsets on the market, has just been upgraded to version 2. The Stone2 improves on the original with hands-free features like the ability to call by voice, to answer by saying “answer,” and to reject a call by saying “ignore.”The Stone2 will even talk back to you. Users will hear the name of incoming callers through the headset, read exactly as the name is programmed into their phone. If the caller’s number isn’t saved, the headset will read out the phone number. The Stone2 also gives audio alerts when it’s paired with a device or when the battery is low. It even talks users through the setup process. You can pick one up at AT&T stores starting November 21 for $129. AdChoices广告last_img read more

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first_imgThe Jabra Stone, one of the few elegant and attractive Bluetooth headsets on the market, has just been upgraded to version 2. The Stone2 improves on the original with hands-free features like the ability to call by voice, to answer by saying “answer,” and to reject a call by saying “ignore.”The Stone2 will even talk back to you. Users will hear the name of incoming callers through the headset, read exactly as the name is programmed into their phone. If the caller’s number isn’t saved, the headset will read out the phone number. The Stone2 also gives audio alerts when it’s paired with a device or when the battery is low. It even talks users through the setup process. You can pick one up at AT&T stores starting November 21 for $129. AdChoices广告last_img read more

Greek RSL on ANZAC Day

first_imgThe Hellenic RSL Sub-Branch, as with other years, will march on ANZAC day, Saturday 25 April. The ANZAC day march will start at 9.00 am from Swanston St along St Kilda Rd to the Melbourne Shrine of Remembrance. The Hellenic RSL will begin marching at 12.15 pm from the corner of Russell and Flinders St, and we would like all our members, and generally any Greek persons to join us in the march. The ANZAC day march will end at approximately 1.00 pm. All Hellenic RSL Members are welcome to attend light refreshments (mezedakia) at our Club rooms afterwards.The word ANZAC (Australian New Zealand Army Corps) started in Gallipoli in 1915, with the two countries under the Commonwealth “British Imperial Force” who fought together  against the enemy at the time – Turkey. Since 1916 when the first ANZAC day march in Australia started, it has become the most important National day in Australia and New Zealand.The ANZACS also fought together in the Second World War, in the Greek Campaign from 1940-41 and in the Battle of Crete. In the Korean War under the United Nations, the ANZACS were together, as well as during the war in Vietnam.ANZAC day, also reminds us of the courage of our troops, the loyalty, commitment, sacrifice, inspiration, humour, and the bond that lasts forever. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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first_imgThe Hellenic RSL Sub-Branch, as with other years, will march on ANZAC day, Saturday 25 April. The ANZAC day march will start at 9.00 am from Swanston St along St Kilda Rd to the Melbourne Shrine of Remembrance. The Hellenic RSL will begin marching at 12.15 pm from the corner of Russell and Flinders St, and we would like all our members, and generally any Greek persons to join us in the march. The ANZAC day march will end at approximately 1.00 pm. All Hellenic RSL Members are welcome to attend light refreshments (mezedakia) at our Club rooms afterwards.The word ANZAC (Australian New Zealand Army Corps) started in Gallipoli in 1915, with the two countries under the Commonwealth “British Imperial Force” who fought together  against the enemy at the time – Turkey. Since 1916 when the first ANZAC day march in Australia started, it has become the most important National day in Australia and New Zealand.The ANZACS also fought together in the Second World War, in the Greek Campaign from 1940-41 and in the Battle of Crete. In the Korean War under the United Nations, the ANZACS were together, as well as during the war in Vietnam.ANZAC day, also reminds us of the courage of our troops, the loyalty, commitment, sacrifice, inspiration, humour, and the bond that lasts forever. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

PM puts his foot down

first_imgPrime Minister Antonis Samaras on Wednesday sought to take a firm line vis-a-vis his coalition partners, who continue to harbor doubts about the content of an 11.5-billion-euro austerity package currently being drafted and about the government’s stance toward the country’s foreign creditors.Samaras reportedly rejected a demand by socialist PASOK leader Evangelos Venizelos for party leaders to discuss the package ahead of the scheduled arrival in Athens on Friday of envoys representing Greece’s troika of foreign lenders, the European Commission, European Central Bank and International Monetary Fund. Venizelos is said to have pushed for the meeting as soon as possible “in view of the ever-thickening developments” ahead of the trioika’s visit. Sources told Kathimerini that Venizelos was annoyed that he and Fotis Kouvelis of the Democratic Left, the third party in the coalition, had not been debriefed by Finance Minister Yannis Stournaras on the latter’s talks with his German counterpart in Berlin on Tuesday.Venizelos and Kouvelis are said to be pressing for alternatives to some onerous proposals for the 11.5-billion-euro package.Meanwhile Finance Ministry sources said government officials would only be discussing with the troika their obligations as set out in Greece’s loan agreement, suggesting that reports about a request by foreign lenders for Greece to introduce a six-day working week and other labor reforms were not on the table.Sources close to Samaras suggested that the coalition partners wanted to distance themselves from unpopular decisions. They added there would be no reason for a meeting between party leaders about the measures until these are endorsed by troika chiefs whom Stounaras is to meet on Sunday before Samaras receives them on Monday. The PM is to travel to Frankfurt on Tuesday for talks with ECB President Mario Draghi, meaning that the leaders’ meeting might not be held until the middle of next week.In other European capitals, there were conflicting messages on Greece. German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble expressed his conviction that Greece would remain in the eurozone, while Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said his country would not contribute any further loans to Greece. But in Brussels, an EC spokesman said Greece had made “great progress over the past two years despite great challenges and difficulties.”Source: Kathimerini Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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first_imgPrime Minister Antonis Samaras on Wednesday sought to take a firm line vis-a-vis his coalition partners, who continue to harbor doubts about the content of an 11.5-billion-euro austerity package currently being drafted and about the government’s stance toward the country’s foreign creditors.Samaras reportedly rejected a demand by socialist PASOK leader Evangelos Venizelos for party leaders to discuss the package ahead of the scheduled arrival in Athens on Friday of envoys representing Greece’s troika of foreign lenders, the European Commission, European Central Bank and International Monetary Fund. Venizelos is said to have pushed for the meeting as soon as possible “in view of the ever-thickening developments” ahead of the trioika’s visit. Sources told Kathimerini that Venizelos was annoyed that he and Fotis Kouvelis of the Democratic Left, the third party in the coalition, had not been debriefed by Finance Minister Yannis Stournaras on the latter’s talks with his German counterpart in Berlin on Tuesday.Venizelos and Kouvelis are said to be pressing for alternatives to some onerous proposals for the 11.5-billion-euro package.Meanwhile Finance Ministry sources said government officials would only be discussing with the troika their obligations as set out in Greece’s loan agreement, suggesting that reports about a request by foreign lenders for Greece to introduce a six-day working week and other labor reforms were not on the table.Sources close to Samaras suggested that the coalition partners wanted to distance themselves from unpopular decisions. They added there would be no reason for a meeting between party leaders about the measures until these are endorsed by troika chiefs whom Stounaras is to meet on Sunday before Samaras receives them on Monday. The PM is to travel to Frankfurt on Tuesday for talks with ECB President Mario Draghi, meaning that the leaders’ meeting might not be held until the middle of next week.In other European capitals, there were conflicting messages on Greece. German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble expressed his conviction that Greece would remain in the eurozone, while Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said his country would not contribute any further loans to Greece. But in Brussels, an EC spokesman said Greece had made “great progress over the past two years despite great challenges and difficulties.”Source: Kathimerini Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more