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first_imgFor registration, please click hereFor registration, please click here [http://www.flipkart.com/le- 1s?semcmpid=sem_3856208402_mobiles_LeEco1S_goog&tgi=sem%2C1%2C G%2C486832356 1%2Cg%2Csearch%2C%2C92140954261%2C1t1%2Cb%2C%2Ble+%2B1s%2Cc%2C %2C%2 C%2C%2C%2C%2C&gclid=CN7365OIu8oCFRQkaAodyV0I8w ] About LeEco (formerly Letv):LeEco (formerly Letv), a global pioneering Internet and technology company has evolved and diversified to become a pioneer in building an Internet ecosystem across content, devices, applications and platforms. Founded in November 2004 by Jia Yueting and Liu Hong, LeEco employs nearly 10,000 people, and is the worlds first video company to go public with a market capitalization of more than $12 billion USD.Headquartered in Beijing, China, it has regional headquarters in Hong Kong and Los Angeles. With disruptive innovation as the guiding principle, LeEco is engaged in myriad businesses, spanning Internet TV, video production and distribution, smart gadgets and large-screen applications to e-commerce, eco-agriculture and connected super-electric cars.The company also has one of the worlds largest content libraries which includes movies, TV dramas, entertainment shows, sports and music, which can be viewed on LeEco devices like Superphones and Super TVs. Breaking the barriers of innovation, LeEco provides personalized products and services for an enhanced user experience at disruptive prices. Media Contact: Shruti Singh shruti.singh@bm.com +91-8587068759 Senior Associate Genesis Burson-Marsteller Source: LeEco. PRN TLS TLSlast_img read more

Indian boys squad for Asian Schools Rugby

first_imgMumbai, Jul 20 (PTI) Asian Schools Sports Federation (ASSF) is hosting the 2nd Asian School Rugby Sevens at Hong Kong from July 22 to 26, and for the very first time an Indian under 18 boys team is to take part in the event under the aegis of School Games Federation of India (SGFI). A total of ten Asian countries including Hong Kong, Singapore, Guam, India, China, Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia, Mongolia and Sri Lanka will participate and fight the battle to claim victory in this championship, a media release said today. Seven players from Maharashtra have been picked in the Indian colts squad which is set to leave for Hong Kong tomorrow, the release added. Rugby Association of Maharashtras joint secretary, Sandeep Mosamkar, said it was encouraging to see that the sport was growing well in the state. “Rugby has been re-included in the Olympics after 92 years, and is now a part of Rio Olympics 2016. Currently 32 districts are actively playing competitive rugby in Maharashtra. All this progress could not have been possible without the humble support of Directorate of Sports and Youth Services, Maharashtra and Maharashtra Olympic Association,” he said. The Maharashtra boys in the national squad for Hong Kong are: Pruthviraj Patil, Kolhapur; Shridhar Nigade, Kolhapur; Shehbaz Kapoor, Mumbai Suburban; Ishwar Rathod, Mumbai; Umesh Rathod, Mumbai; Amay Poddar, Mumbai and Pankaj Singh, Thane. PTI SSR GK AH ATK BASlast_img read more

9 months ago​Man Utd veteran Mata: I want to emulate Giggs

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say ​Man Utd veteran Mata: I want to emulate Giggsby Freddie Taylor9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United star Juan Mata says that he wants to stay at the club for a long time to come.Mata is now 30 and in the last year of his contract. He has now spent the past five seasons at United.English media reports have suggested that United want to discuss a renewal.And the player has also hinted he would like to stay around for some time.”I would love to play until I am 40 like Giggsy did!” he told Inside United.”I feel good, mentally and physically. And with more experience you understand the game better so you can position yourself in better situations and you can make better decisions when you have the ball, and when you don’t have the ball, so you can make up for your natural physical progression.”For me, football is played with the feet but it’s also played with the mind and in your head.”I try to be as focused as I can with my brain to make the right decisions, and playing like that I think I can play still for some years and that’s my aim.”I am enjoying it a lot and I will try to push it as much as I can and I’ll try to catch Giggsy in years!”In games it’s difficult because he’s played over a thousand or something, but in years I can try.” last_img read more

Bareilly Ki Barfi turns 2: Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari thanks fans in Instagram post. See pics

first_img Asian News International New DelhiAugust 18, 2019UPDATED: August 18, 2019 15:52 IST Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari on 2 years of Bareilly Ki BarfiWith Bareilly Ki Barfi completing two years today, the director of the film and Filmfare award winner Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari shared pictures from the sets of the film on her Instagram, thanking her fans for the love they have showered on her venture.Captioning the picture, the 39-year old wrote, “Thank you for showering so much of love and encouraging my storytelling dear audience and cinema lovers. I am because of you. Many more stories to weave and learn for a lifetime. Next is #Panga :).”Ayushmann Khurana, who was one of the lead actors in the movie, seemed nostalgic when he commented saying “Time Flies”. The film also stars Kriti Sanon and Rajkummar Rao in pivotal roles.Ashwiny’s upcoming film Panga is a sports-drama, shooting for which was completed last month.The movie will feature Kangana as a Kabaddi player. Apart from her, the film will also stars Punjabi singer Jassie Gill, Richa Chaddha, and Neena Gupta in pivotal roles.Life is all about second chances. #Panga releases on 24th January, 2020. Directed by @Ashwinyiyer starring #KanganaRanaut @jassiegill @RichaChadha @Neenagupta001! pic.twitter.com/v554cuRU3qFox Star Hindi (@foxstarhindi) March 7, 2019Panga is scheduled to release on January 24 next year.advertisementWatch the official trailer of Bareilly Ki Barfi:ALSO READ | Bareilly Ki Barfi movie review: Kriti-Ayushmann-Rajkummar’s film is delightfully sweetALSO READ | Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari on directing Kangana Ranaut’s Panga: Kabaddi to leg-breaking, I am enjoying everythingALSO WATCH | Kangana Ranaut on being called witch, whore and psychopathGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bynisha Tags :Follow Ashwiny Iyer TiwariFollow Bareilly Ki BarfiFollow Panga Bareilly Ki Barfi turns 2: Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari thanks fans in Instagram post. See picsAshwiny Iyer Tiwari took to Instagram to share photos from the sets of Bareilly Ki Barfi. Starring Ayushmann Khurrana, Rajkummar Rao and Kriti Sanon, the film hit the screens in 2017.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

GasLog Buys Six LNG Carriers

first_imgzoom GasLog Ltd. (GasLog) has completed the acquisition of three ships from Methane Services Ltd. (MSL), an affiliate of BG Group, and agreed to acquire an additional three LNG carriers from the same company and to charter those ships back to MSL for six-year initial terms on average.The time charters back to MSL for the vessels will be staggered with terms of 5.5 years, 6 years and 6.5 years, similar to the vessels acquired from MSL earlier, so that the vessels do not redeliver at the same time. MSL will also have options to extend the term of the time charters for two of the ships for a period of either three or five years at its election.The vessels to be acquired from MSL are 2007 built sister ships of the three vessels acquired before. GasLog supervised the construction of all six sister ships and has provided technical management for the ships since delivery.The aggregate cost to GasLog for the three ships party to the transaction is expected to be approximately $468 million.Each LNG carrier to be acquired is modern, steam powered and has a capacity of 145,000 cubic meters. The company estimates that upon their acquisition, these ships will represent approximately $425 million of incremental contracted revenue over their initial charter terms and add over $50.0 million per annum to GasLog’s EBITDA1. For the year ended December 31, 2013, the company had consolidated revenues of $157.2 million and consolidated profit of $56.9 million.Paul Wogan, CEO of GasLog, commented, “This transaction supports our strategy of consolidating the LNG carrier market by acquiring high quality assets. The ships will be chartered back to an affiliate of BG Group, thus increasing our backlog of contracted revenue to almost $3 billion. This strengthens our underlying business and provides a very strong base from which to continue to expand our fleet in the future. We expect the transaction to be accretive to our earnings and support increased dividend capacity. This transaction also further strengthens our long-standing relationship with BG Group.”The closing of the transaction is subject to the satisfaction of certain conditions, including the completion of definitive documentation and necessary financing. GasLog expects the transaction to close in the third quarter 2014.In connection with the transaction, GasLog has obtained commitments from Citibank, N.A., London Branch, for a $325.5 million credit facility and a bridge loan facility. Although GasLog has obtained the bridge loan facility to maximize transactional certainty, it may pursue one or more alternative capital-raising transactions to fund a portion of the vessel purchase price, in which case it would not expect to borrow under the bridge loan facility.GasLog, April 11, 2014last_img read more

Liberals look at shortterm changes in strategies targeting rural Canada

first_imgOTTAWA — The federal government is promising to piggyback on existing projects and networks as much as possible to expand broadband access to rural communities as part of two reports being made public today.Officials are also looking to rework some programs to make it easier for rural communities to benefit from federal spending as part of the related strategies.But aside from specific targets to connect Canadians to high-speed internet service, the rural strategy is largely without benchmarks.Rural Economic Development Minister Bernadette Jordan says the aspirational tone of the document reflects concerns from rural communities about a one-size-fits-all approach.The government isn’t announcing any new spending, but ways to more efficiently dole out promised cash, including $6 billion worth of plans to connect every household in the country to high-speed internet by 2030.Jordan says the plans are not designed to help the Liberals in this fall’s federal election, but rather reflect the concerns rural Canadians raised during consultations.“We want to make sure going forward that we are addressing those concerns,” Jordan said in an interview.“In reality, rural communities haven’t said, ‘We want you to come in and fix our problems.’ What they’ve said is, ‘We want to work in partnership with you,’ and that, going forward, is the biggest takeaway for us — is how do we make sure that we are working in partnership with rural Canada, how do we make sure that everything we’re doing is looked at through a rural lens?”Jordan said what was needed was a way to pull together all the different spending programs that provide money to rural communities. Sometimes small municipalities can’t get past hurdles such as complex application packages for federal funding.Rural Canada comprises an estimated 30 per cent of the national economy but accounts for a smaller percentage of the national population.The 2016 census showed that 82 per cent of the Canadian population lived in large and medium-sized cities, one of the highest urban concentrations among G7 nations, but percentages vary by province. For example, almost half of those in Atlantic Canada live in rural communities, compared to fewer than 10 per cent in British Columbia.Rural communities tend to have higher percentages of Indigenous residents, fewer newcomers to the country and older populations than urban centres do.While housing affordability is a major concern in rural communities, the top one is connectivity. About 37 per cent of rural households had access to internet connections with download speeds of 50 megabytes per second, compared to 97 per cent of urban homes.Officials hope to reduce the costs of upgrading connections by finding ways to identify infrastructure projects where fibre-optic cable can be laid at little cost, such as when a rural community reconstructs a road.A major cost of building and operating broadband networks comes from poles, underground ducts and towers, and piggybacking on planned construction work could halve federal costs, officials say.Places like municipal offices, libraries, schools, and hospitals will be given priority for any projects, the rural broadband strategy says, because there are more people using connections at once. When such a community institution is being connected, that can also help make the case to extend broadband to surrounding homes, the government says.The strategy also says that federal officials are looking at ways to provide a secondary market for wireless spectrum, to grant licences in small areas and provide better cellular service.Jordan Press, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

The Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health SportsBall 2017 Gala to Honor

first_imgSportsBall 2017, the 23rd Annual Black Tie & Sneakers Gala of the Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health (AAIUH), will take place on Wednesday, October 18th at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City.Renowned guests representing sports, philanthropy, business, entertainment, and medicine will gather at the Grand Hyatt in New York City to celebrate the legacy of tennis champion and humanitarian Arthur Ashe. SportsBall features interactive games, dinner buffet, dancing, entertainment, an awards ceremony, and a silent auction. Each guest receives a complimentary pair of Adidas sneakers generously donated by Rack Room Shoes and Adidas.The gala will be co-hosted by Cheryl Wills, Award-winning NY1 News Anchor, host of In Focus with Cheryl Wills, and best-selling author, and David Ushery, Emmy Award-winning NBC 4 New York News Anchor and Reporter. Creator of The Debrief with David Ushery.The gala will honor Soledad O’Brien, award-winning journalist, speaker, and author; Robert Gore, MD, ER Physician, SUNY Downstate Department of Emergency Medicine; Mary Bassett, MD, Commissioner, NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene; and Kathy Hirata Chin, Esquire, Senior Counsel, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft, LL. Dr. Marilyn A. Fraser, CEO of the Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health will preside over this year’s gala.Soledad O’Brien is an award-winning journalist, speaker, author and philanthropist who anchors and produces the Hearst Television political magazine program “Matter of Fact with Soledad O’Brien.” O’Brien, founder and CEO of Starfish Media Group, also reports for HBO Real Sports, the PBS NewsHour, WebMD and has authored two books. She has anchored and reported for NBC, CNN and others, winning numerous awards, including three Emmys, the George Peabody award, an Alfred I DuPont prize and the Gracie. Newsweek Magazine named her one of the “15 People Who Make America Great.” With her husband, she is founder of the PowHERful Foundation that sends 25 girls to and through college.Dr. Robert Gore is an attending physician and clinical assistant professor at Kings County Hospital – SUNY Downstate Department of Emergency Medicine in Brooklyn, NY. After finishing his undergraduate studies at Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA, he then went on to the State University of New York at Buffalo for medical school after which he completed his emergency medicine residency training at Cook County Hospital in Chicago, where he was chief resident.Dr. Gore was the assistant program director for the Kings County-SUNY Downstate Emergency Medicine Residency Program (the largest Emergency Medicine training program in the U.S.) for four years. He is currently the founder and executive director of the KAVI (Kings Against Violence Initiative), a hospital, school and community based youth violence intervention prevention and empowerment program targeting teens that have been injured as a result of violence or at risk for violent and recurrent violent injury.He is the founder and director of the Minority Medical Student Emergency Medicine (MMSEM) Summer Fellowship, which is a mentoring and enrichment program for under-represented minorities interested in Emergency Medicine with a focus on project development.Dr. Gore has lectured around the U.S, the Caribbean, South America and Asia and has worked in East Africa, Haiti and South America. Since 2008 he has been working as a consultant for Clinique Espérance et Vie in Terrier Rouge (Northern Haiti) and working towards establishing a regional health care system in the northern part of Haiti. He is on the advisory board for EMEDEX International, a non-profit organization dedicated to the global promotion and advancement of emergency medicine, disaster management and public health.Dr. Mary T. Bassett is the Commissioner of Health for New York City, a position she assumed in February 2014. Her focus is on ensuring that every New York City neighborhood supports the health of its residents, with the goal of closing gaps in population health across this diverse city. Additionally, she promotes continued use of innovative policy tools to reduce tobacco use, unhealthy food, and lack of physical activity that together drive contemporary mortality patterns.Originally from New York City, Dr. Bassett lived in Zimbabwe for nearly 20 years. Previously, she was the Program Director for the African Health Initiative and the Child Well-being Program at the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. She received her B.A. in History and Science from Harvard University and her M.D. from Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons. She served her medical residency at Harlem Hospital Center, and has a master’s degree in Public Health from the University of Washington, where she was a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar.Kathy Hirata Chin is Senior Counsel at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, where she is a member of the litigation group specializing in healthcare and real estate issues. Ms. Chin graduated from Princeton University magna cum laude and Columbia Law School, where she was Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Transnational Law. Ms. Chin started her legal career at Cadwalader in 1980 and became a Partner in 1990. She was Team Leader of the firm’s Diversity Initiative Diversity in 2013-2014, an inaugural member of the Task Force for the Advancement of Women, and is currently a member of the Oversight Committee for the firm’s Center for Diversity & Inclusion. She has also served the City of New York by serving as a Commissioner on the New York City Planning Commission from 1995 to 2001 and as a Commissioner on the New York City Commission to Combat Police Corruption, a position she has held since 2003. She has also served on the Federal Magistrate Judge Merit Selection Panel for the Eastern District of New York, former Chief Judge Judith Kaye’s Commission to Promote Public Confidence in Judicial Elections, the Second Circuit Judicial Conference Planning and Program Committee, and the Board of Directors of the New York County Lawyers Association. She currently serves on the Attorney Emeritus Advisory Council and the Commercial Division Advisory Council, appointed to both by former Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman, and on the Board of Directors of the Medicare Rights Center and of New York Lawyers for the Public Interest. In December 2012 and again in December 2014, she was nominated for appointment to the New York State Court of Appeals by the Commission on Judicial Nomination.In May 2015, the New York City Bar honored Ms. Chin with its Diversity and Inclusion Champion Award. In April 2016, she was appointed by Governor Andrew Cuomo to the First Department Judicial Screening Committee. Since January 2016, she has served as a member of the Second Circuit Judicial Council Committee on Civic Education & Public Engagement, focusing on historic reenactments as a teaching tool. With her husband, the Honorable Denny Chin of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, and teams of lawyers from the Asian American Bar Association of New York and Cadwalader, she has developed and presented reenactments of famous cases such as the Heart Mountain draft resisters and James Meredith’s suit against Ole Miss. Her son Paul is an educator who has taught in charter schools in Newark, Los Angeles, Indianapolis and Brownsville, Brooklyn; her son Daniel interned at Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health during the summer of 2015.SportsBall 2017 is a celebration with a purpose. Each year, the Institute honors individuals and organizations that are making significant contributions to urban communities in the areas of health, education, medical research, community service, and philanthropy. The funds raised at SportsBall support the Institute’s innovative community health education programs and research initiatives. Arthur Ashe founded the Institute in 1992, just two months before his death from AIDS, in response to the disproportionate amount of illness and death in urban communities from preventable diseases. Arthur knew that many of these diseases, such as diabetes and hypertension, were the result of inadequate health care delivery, late detection, and insufficient health education.In 1992, Arthur Ashe established the Institute in partnership with SUNY Downstate intentionally, moved by the institution’s long history of serving immigrants and low-income Brooklyn residents as well as staff and faculty’s research. The Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health, located in multi-ethnic Brooklyn, collaborates with community members to design, incubate and replicate neighborhood-based interventions that address health conditions that disproportionately affect minorities. Recognizing the complexity of the economic and social determinants of health, the Institute partners with a wide variety of grassroots and institutional organizations to provide after-school science enrichment, outreach initiatives in trusted venues, and research and advocacy. Community Health Empowerment guides and unifies all of the Institute’s work.For additional information about Sports Ball and the Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health, call 718-222-5953 or visit www.arthurasheinstitute.org.last_img read more

‘Lawrence of Arabia’ star Peter O’Toole dies aged 81

first_imgLondon- Irish actor Peter O’Toole, the star of the 1962 Oscar-winning epic “Lawrence of Arabia,” has died aged 81, his agent Steve Kenis said Sunday.“He was one of a kind in the very best sense and a giant in his field,” Kenis said.The hell-raising icon of stage and screen was nominated for eight Oscars before finally being given an honorary award in 2003.last_img

King Mohammed VI to Visit Russia in October

Fez- Moroccan Minister of Foreign Affairs, Salaheddine Mezouar said on Thursday in Moscow that King Mohammed VI would visit Russia in the fall. In a statement to Russia’s radio station The Voice of Russia, the Moroccan top diplomat said that the King’s visit will take place in October.The visit was initially scheduled for last June but was eventually postponed. According to the Moroccan Minister, June’s visit was postponed “to allow the sovereign to tackle the deepening of the strategic partnership between Morocco and Russia, something that was not prepared in June.” Mezouar met on Thursday with his Russian counterpart Sreguei Lavrov to hand him a message from King Mohammed VI to Russian president Vladimir Putin.Morocco is Russia’s top trade partner in Africa and the Arab World. read more

Reports Huawei allowed into UK 5G networks draw criticism

LONDON — Reports that Chinese telecoms company Huawei will be allowed to provide parts of Britain’s future superfast internet networks have drawn criticism, with one lawmaker saying the decision increases the risk of Chinese cyberespionage.British media are reporting that the government will let Huawei work on “non-core” parts of the so-called 5G network, which will handle massive amounts of consumer data.The head of Parliament’s foreign affairs committee, Tom Tugendhat, told the BBC Wednesday that it is very difficult to separate core and non-core components.He says Chinese laws force Huawei “to co-operate with the security apparatus” and it is unwise to co-operate on a telecoms issue with a state “that can best be described as not always friendly.”Digital Minister Margot James said no final decision had been made.The Associated Press read more

Business Highlights

___US stocks fall on mixed earnings, trade tensions; oil slumpsU.S. stocks closed lower Wednesday, weighed down by mixed corporate earnings from big retailers and uncertainty over the trade spat between the U.S. and China. Lowe’s and Nordstrom were among the biggest decliners in the S&P 500 after reporting disappointing results. Target surged after its latest results topped analysts’ forecasts. Chipmakers and other technology stocks also dragged down the market, continuing a pattern of volatile trading as trade tensions heat up.___Retailers, shoppers could feel more pain if tariffs spreadNEW YORK (AP) — An escalating trade war between the U.S. and China could mean higher prices on a broad array of products from toys to clothing. But some retailers will be less equipped to handle the pain than others, leaving consumers to carry the load. Target and Walmart are best positioned to absorb the costs by using clout with their suppliers or judiciously increasing prices on a broad array of items. The losers will be the ones that have been struggling all along, including mall-based clothing stores.___Judge rules Qualcomm violated antitrust law in chip marketNEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that Qualcomm violated antitrust laws and must renegotiate its deals with smartphone makers that use its chips. Qualcomm says it will appeal. If Qualcomm suffered a big hit to its profitability, that could mean less spending on research and development — a knock to an American tech icon as the U.S. embarks on a politically sensitive race with China to update to 5G, a new wireless technology. Phone prices aren’t likely to change, though.___US, China appear to brace for long haul in trade disputeWASHINGTON (AP) — With negotiations on hold and tariffs piling up, the United States and China appear to be bracing for a prolonged standoff over trade. China is airing Korean War movies to arouse patriotic fervour and offering tax cuts to Chinese companies threatened by U.S. export controls. In the U.S., Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says he’s spoken to Walmart and other companies about ways to ease the pain for U.S. consumers.___3 Chinese airlines seeking Boeing compensation over 737 MaxBEIJING (AP) — China is stepping up pressure on Boeing Co. for compensation over the grounding of its 737 Max jetliners and a role in approving changes after fatal crashes in Ethiopia and Indonesia. On Wednesday, Air China and China Southern Airlines joined China Eastern Airlines in seeking compensation from the aircraft maker. China Eastern made the request last month. Air China says it also wants compensation for delays in delivery of new planes.___Threat or promise? E-auto boom could cost industry jobsZWICKAU, Germany (AP) — Volkswagen has employed generations of local workers in Zwickau, eastern Germany, to make combustion engine cars. Now it’s changing to make only electric cars, in a shift that some see as a promise for the future but others fear will mean thousands have to retrain or move, affecting the local community.___Last days of May? UK leader in peril as Brexit offer slammedLONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May is digging in against a growing push by both rivals and former allies to remove her from office, as her attempts to lead Britain out of the European Union appear headed for a dead end. There was a feverish atmosphere in Parliament, as Conservative lawmakers met in private to plot a leadership challenge. Expectations are rising that May could be forced to announce her departure within days.___Mnuchin says Tubman $20 bill design delayed past 2020WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says the redesign of the $20 bill to feature 19th century abolitionist leader Harriet Tubman has been delayed. The decision to replace Andrew Jackson, the nation’s seventh president, with Tubman on the $20 bill had been made by Mnuchin’s predecessor, former Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew, who had served in the Obama administration.___Ski resort leaders, businessman indicted on fraud chargesBURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The former owner and former president of a Vermont ski resort accused in a multimillion-dollar fraud case have been indicted on multiple federal charges over a failed plan to build a biotech facility using foreign investors’ money. The charges were filed Wednesday against former Jay Peak owner Ariel Quiros, of Florida, and former president William Stenger, of Newport.___The S&P 500 index fell 8.09 points, or 0.3%, to 2,856.27. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 100.72 points, or 0.4%, to 25,776.61. The Nasdaq composite slid 34.88 points, or 0.5%, to 7,750.84. The Russell 2000 index of small company stocks gave up 13.62 points, or 0.9%, to 1,531.63.The Associated Press read more

Canada inflation falls easing pressure on Bank of Canada to hike rates

Canada’s annual inflation rate fell unexpectedly in July, pulled lower by falling energy prices as Statistics Canada reported consumer prices were up just 1.3% from a year ago.The softer-than-expected report Friday buys the Bank of Canada even more time to keep interest rates low, analysts say.This is a reflection of an economy that still has some economic slackStatistics Canada said higher prices for cars and trucks, restaurant meals, meat and electricity were the main drivers of inflation last month.Nevertheless, the rate of increase was down from June, when prices were up 1.5% from a year before. Economists had expected an increase of 1.6%.“This is a reflection of an economy that still has some economic slack,” said CIBC World Markets chief economist Avery Shenfeld.“So when you’re not at full employment, you simply don’t have the consumer buying power to push all prices up aggressively.“And as long as we’re still sitting with an unemployment rate that’s about 7%, I think the concern for Canadian policy-makers will still be more on getting more Canadians back at work than containing growth and inflation.”Energy prices fell 1.2% in the 12-months ended in July, after falling 0.8% in June.[np-related]On a seasonally adjusted monthly basis, the consumer price index declined 0.1% in July, following a 0.2% decline in June.Economists had expected a month-to-month increase of 0.2%.“We’re seeing a continued softness in inflation, and while we do know that the headline inflation rate will be moving higher from here as we start to reflect higher gasoline and food prices, overall it does look like we’re in a tame pricing environment,” Shenfeld said.Core inflation — which excludes volatile items like energy and fresh fruit and vegetables — rose 1.7% in the 12 months ended in July.That followed a 2% gain in June.The Bank of Canada aims to keep inflation at an average of 2% over the medium term.In its monetary policy report earlier this summer, the central bank said it expects economic growth will slow to 2.1% this year from 2.4% in 2011, and only advance by a still moderate 2.3% and 2.5% in 2013 and 2014.A continuing source of weakness is still increasing household debt, which will temper consumption, and soft export performance, which is being hurt by slowing growth in the U.S., emerging markets and Europe.The Bank of Canada last raised its key rate, which stands at just 1%, in September 2010.“With core inflation running below target and external headwinds still blowing, we don’t expect the Bank of Canada to resume tightening until well into next year,” Robert Kavcic of BMO Capital Markets Economics wrote in a note to investors.“With inflation remaining subdued and the downside risks to global economic growth threatening even lower inflation, interest rates are likely to remain low for a long time yet,” added Capital Economics in its own investors’ note.Erin Weir, an economist with the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, suggested the central bank might consider lowering rates even further.“With inflation subdued, there is no pressure for the central bank to raise interest rates. Indeed, the Bank of Canada could intervene to bring the overvalued exchange rate down to more competitive levels without stoking significant inflation,” he wrote. read more

Annan hails inauguration of African Unions Parliament

“Through the Pan African Parliament, the authentic voice of the peoples of Africa at long last will have a more direct influence on policy and action in the Union, ” Mr. Annan said in a message delivered on his behalf by UN Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs Tuliameni Kalomoh.With President Joaquim Chissano of Mozambique presiding, the inauguration of the Parliament took place at the UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) Conference Centre in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. It was followed today by the Parliament’s first session, which is set to run until 20 March. According to the AU, its Member States were each to have submitted names of the five elected Members of the Pan African Parliament, at least one of whom would have to be a woman.”With the inaugural meeting of this important body, the Union marks yet another significant milestone in its quest to strengthen democratic institutions, implement NEPAD (the New Partnership for Africa’s Development), and promote unity and stability in Africa,” Mr. Annan said.The UN has worked intensively with the AU to design effective concepts and strategies to enhance the operational effectiveness of the Union’s institutions, he added.”We will continue to do so as the Union takes specific steps to translate into reality its vision of greater integration, development and peace.” read more

Professor sues WalMart over clean toilets description

Professor sues Wal-Mart over ‘clean toilets’ description BOZEMAN, Mont. – A Montana State University professor is suing Wal-Mart for libel after he says an employee at the Bozeman store listed his occupation on a fishing license as a “toilet cleaner.”Gilbert Kalonde, assistant professor of technology education at MSU, filed the suit this past week in Gallatin County District Court.Kalonde is seeking unspecified damages.Wal-Mart spokesman Ragan Dickens told The Associated Press: “To our knowledge an administrative process to resolve this with Dr. Kalonde is ongoing. We’ve not been served with the lawsuit, but we take the claims seriously and will respond appropriately with the court.”According to the complaint, Kalonde bought a state fishing license in April 2015, showing the Wal-Mart employee identification of his employment at MSU. But the Wal-Mart employee entered “clean toilets” into the state database as Kalonde’s occupation.The suit contends Wal-Mart exposed Kalonde to “hatred, contempt, ridicule” through the incident.___Information from: Bozeman Daily Chronicle, http://www.bozemandailychronicle.com by The Associated Press Posted Apr 15, 2017 5:54 pm MDT Last Updated Apr 15, 2017 at 6:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Veolia Water builds on mining industry footprint with new HPD contracts

first_imgVeolia Water Solutions & Technologies says that it is attracting more and more industries seeking to reconcile productivity and energy savings with a smaller environmental footprint. Since the start of 2012, Veolia Water’s technology subsidiary has signed a series of eight significant contracts with industry clients. The company now has more than 800 facilities in over 30 countries using HPD evaporation and crystallisation technology.The industries have access to Veolia Water’s portfolio of 350 proprietary technological processes that are tailored to the new challenge they face of having to recycle their effluent and recover the material contained in their production waste-potash, phosphorus, etc.-for its reuse or as a revenue stream. In the mining sector in Spain, Veolia Water material recovery technology was chosen by Spanish potash miner and fertiliser manufacturer Iberpotash under a major contract. Based on HPD’s evaporation and crystallisation processes, the system will recover the salts and potash in the production waste from which it will produce up to 750,000 t/y of food processing and chemical salts, and 50,000 t/y of white potash. Entirely designed in a closed loop with construction slated for completion in 2014 by Veolia Water, the facility will continuously recirculate the condensate and effluent back into the production circuit eliminating all final liquid residue and reducing the environmental footprint.In Canada, where one of the largest oil sands prodcuers in northern Alberta has been using the HPD evaporation technology since 2010 to treat the feed water for its production process that yields 40,000 bbl/d. In 2012, the producer contracted Veolia Water for a similar sized project in the same region. The system uses a Veolia Water proprietary process to treat the production water in situ while recovering 20,500 m3/d of this treated water to feed the site’s boilers.last_img read more

Snapshot Rugby heroines return home with trophy

first_imgIRELAND’S GRAM SLAM-WINNING women’s rugby touched down at Dublin Airport today and were greeted with a hero’s welcome.Yesterday, the side coached by Philip Doyle lifted their first ever Six Nations crown after completing the tournament clean sweep with a 6-3 win over Italy in Milan.Lynne Cantwell with her nephew who was born last Tuesday and is yet to be named. Jenny Murphy with IRFU President Billy Glynn, Fiona Coghlan and Lynne Cantwell.Captain Coghlan shows the trophy to fans.Joy Neville congratulated by her mother, Mary.Fiona Hayes, Shannon Huston, Alison Miller, Sophie Spence, Lynne Cantwell and Niamh Kavanagh.Coghlan with her nephew, Charlie.All images ©INPHO/Dan Sheridanlast_img

Google Maps lapplication Android se dote de la géolocalisation dintérieur

first_imgGoogle Maps : l’application Android se dote de la géolocalisation d’intérieurGoogle vient de mettre en ligne une nouvelle mouture de l’application Google Maps pour son OS mobile Android. Une mise à jour qui apporte une nouveauté de taille : la géolocalisation d’intérieur. Grâce à ce service, il sera de se visualiser les plans de bâtiments publics.Google ne se contente plus de cartographier les routes et rues aux quatre coins du monde. Le géant de la recherche sur Internet se lance désormais dans la géolocalisation d’intérieur. Une nouveauté qui fait son apparition avec une mise à jour de l’application Google Maps destinée aux terminaux Android.À lire aussiGoogle Maps : explorez la terre des ours polaires depuis votre canapé”Google Mapspour Androidvous permet desavoir où vousêteset de voir oùvous pourriezaller quand vousêtes à l’intérieur” se félicite la firme de Mountain View sur son blog officiel (lien non disponible). Aéroports, gares, grandes enseignes et centres commerciaux : pour l’heure uniquement disponible aux États-Unis et au Japon, cette option cartographie déjà une centaine de bâtiments. Pour obtenir ses plans d’intérieur, il suffit de zoomer un lieu sur une carte. Un point bleu indiquera ainsi la position de l’utilisateur. Téléchargeable sur l’Android Market, la mise à jour Google Maps 6.0 est compatible avec les terminaux Android 2.1 et versions suivantes. Elle apporte plusieurs autres nouveautés, comme un menu déroulant qui permet d’accéder rapidement et simplement vers les services Google Adresses, Navigation, Latitude ou encore l’historique. Google Adresses s’est en outre doté d’un nouvel écran d’accueil. Celui-ci affiche notamment les recherches les plus populaires menées dans la zone où se situe l’utilisateur.Le 30 novembre 2011 à 16:30 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Woman meets Miramar Fire Rescue crew that saved her life

first_imgMIRAMAR, FLA. (WSVN) – A woman was able to give thanks to Miramar Paramedics and Fire Rescue crew members who saved her life.On Thursday, Jennifer Gray met her lifesavers after a car crash that nearly took her life, two years ago. “I remember being stuck in my car,” said Gray. “I remember within — it felt like hours — but within minutes, someone was there beside me.”The crash took place near Ross University in Miramar. “I say it was my angel because I just felt like God sent him there to be with me,” said Gray.Since the crash, Gray’s wish was to meet the people who saved her life. “You guys have no idea what you’ve done for me,” said Gray to Miramar Fire Rescue personnel. “The last years have been an incredible journey.”Miramar Fire Department Captain Noel Marti said they are no stranger to tragic calls. “We respond to a lot of calls that are very traumatic,” he said, “and it’s very obvious that this has made a huge impact on the fire department.”Gray said she understands the trauma Marti and his crew undergoes daily, as her own mother committed suicide in 2013.In hopes of creating a charity run in Dallas, Texas, Gray hopes to raise thousands of dollars for mental health awareness. “I compare running to life,” she said. “So through life, you keep going, and you don’t quit.” Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Recognizing the Tipping Point for Your Health

first_imgMatt York/APA doctor goes over a PET brain scan at Banner Alzheimer’s Institute in Phoenix. Listen X Share 00:00 /14:26center_img To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor wrote an open letter last week saying she has been diagnosed with “the beginning stages of dementia, probably Alzheimer’s disease.”O’Connor says her condition is forcing her to withdraw from public life. She left the High Court to care for her husband who had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s.While O’Connor’s life is more public than most, her decision can resonate with many who have had to make a difficult health decision: What is the tipping point for those with a terminal disease to take a step back from daily life and focus primarily on their care?In the audio above, we talk with Dr. Holly Holmes, director of the Division of Geriatric and Palliative Medicine at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth, and Isabel Valdez, physician assistant and instructor of family and community medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. They discuss recognizing that tipping point when it arrives and how their patients and families adjust when the time comes.The 2018 Walk to End Alzheimer’s will be held this Saturday, Nov. 3, at the University of Houston.View the Letter former Justice O’Connor shared with the Washington Post:View Fullscreen last_img read more

Mayoral Candidate Young Looks to Bring a Breath of Fresh Air to

first_imgCalvin Young III during an interview at The AFRO. (Photo Credit: A.R. Ward)Mayoral candidate Calvin Young III believes that he has what it takes to unify Baltimore. During a sit-down interview with The Afro, the 27-year-old engineer and Harvard grad said that the city is at a crossroads, and the new energy he would bring to the job might be just what the city needs.“Optimism is the first thing that is required for anything to happen because when you have a situation that is as serious as what we have, you have to be confident in your leadership to lead you toward whatever the right thing is,” he said.“That’s what we don’t have right now. And that’s what, if you look at some of the folks who are running for mayor, I don’t believe we will be able to have.”Young said it’s easy to bash current mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, who announced she is not seeking reelection, but the problems that plague the city were around long before she took office.“The problems of Baltimore City are systemic,” he said “They’ve been here for decades.”“Those issues were around when Sheila Dixon was mayor, they were around when Martin O’Malley was mayor. Each of these mayors has tried their best at solving some of these issues, but we still find ourselves where we are today.” In 2014 Baltimore had 211 homicides. As of Sept. 16 there have been 236 in 2015..Young said that he believes he can change the tone of the city – because of who he is and what he represents.“I’m running to provide a counterpoint to what we’ve heard about our city for decades – crime, drugs, homicides – that does not have to be what Baltimore is about moving forward.”A Baltimore native, Young was raised by a single mother. He is a Baltimore Polytechnic Institute graduate who served as a representative on the Baltimore City Youth Commission as a teen.He has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from New York University and earned his master of business administration degree from Harvard University.Young has never held public office, but points to his work as a jet engine engineer and as National Chairperson for the National Society of Black Engineers, as proof of his ability to manage and to lead.Young said that one of his main priorities as mayor would be improving community-police relations by emphasizing something he calls “process control.”“In order for the police department to gain trust with the community it requires process control within the police department. What that looks like is making sure that any individual who works for the police department follows processes and procedures that are set out for them to do.”He says that his engineer’s brain is perfect for the task.Another priority, he said, would be eliminating lead from city homes.“One thing I’ll guarantee as mayor is to eliminate lead in homes in the city. There should be no lead paint anywhere. If it requires walking in everybody’s house who says they have lead and doing an assessment and then sending somebody in to get rid of the lead then we’ll do that.Education is another priority – specifically the fields of science, technology, engineering and math commonly known as STEM.“The focus for me is going to be on STEM education because of the economic impact that it would have on young people,” Young said.“I want to make sure that every young person who wants to be an engineer or scientist in Baltimore knows what that’s about. There’s nobody better at that than me, I’ve been doing it for 10 years with the National Society of Black Engineers.”He said that he identifies with the Black Lives Matter protestors who have been active even before Freddie Gray’s death. As mayor, he said, he’d work to unify all sides of the issue.“I identify with making Baltimore a better place for people who are like me. I think the black lives mater movement feels the same, specifically here in Baltimore.”“They are a group of advocates. They are super-required for any movement to start. I want to play the roll of the innovator, someone who can come with solutions…but also a collaborator, somebody who is coming in with a fresh set of eyes who can listen to everybody and find a silver lining that helps us all move forward together.”Young also reflected on the Rawlings-Blake’s decision to step down. The announcement was made just a short while before his Afro interview.“Her decision seems to be very much focused on her ability to support the city as mayor today, and her desire to want to do that in the fullest capacity. I think that is something that we should admire and appreciate and commend her for.”last_img read more