first_imgOTTAWA – The bipartisan common front to defend Canadian interests in crucial NAFTA negotiations is being tested by a cross-border Conservative campaign savaging Justin Trudeau for making a generous federal payout to Omar Khadr.Some senior Liberals, including the prime minister’s principal secretary, have taken to social media to accuse the Conservatives of fanning anti-Trudeau sentiment in the United States just as Canada is preparing for the Aug. 16 launch of talks to overhaul the North American Free Trade Agreement.However, Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer was unrepentant Thursday, arguing that if there’s any American backlash over the Khadr payment, Trudeau has only himself to blame. He dismissed any linkage to the NAFTA talks as a desperate Liberal tactic.“It’s no surprise that they’re desperately trying to latch onto another angle of the story to deflect attention from the core of the matter which is that this (Khadr payment) was a personal decision by Justin Trudeau to go above and beyond what any court order ever indicated was the responsibility of the government,” Scheer told a news conference.Fifteen years ago, the Canadian-born Khadr was imprisoned in the notorious U.S. detention facility Guantanamo, accused of killing an American soldier/medic during a firefight in Afghanistan. Khadr was just 15 years old at the time.The Supreme Court of Canada ruled in 2010 that Canadian authorities violated Khadr’s charter rights when they interrogated him there, despite the fact he was a minor, had no legal representation and had been tortured.Khadr subsequently launched a $20-million civil suit against the Canadian government. That was settled earlier this month when the government agreed to pay him compensation — reportedly $10.5 million — rather than pursue what officials said would have been a costly court battle that the government had no hope of winning.Several Conservative MPs have taken to the airwaves and newspapers in the U.S. to denounce the payment, starting Monday with a scathing column by Peter Kent in the Wall Street Journal entitled “A Terrorist’s Big Payday, Courtesy of Trudeau.”On Thursday, Trudeau did not directly link the two issues when asked if the Conservative campaign in the U.S. is hurting Canada’s position as it prepares to enter NAFTA negotiations.The trade talks are “too important to fall into partisanship for most people,” he said during a news conference in Barrie, Ont.“Canadians expect their representatives, whatever party they be part of, to be standing up for Canadian interests and making sure that we are creating the right deal for Canada as we move forward on modernizing NAFTA.”However, Trudeau’s principal secretary, Gerald Butts, has engaged in a Twitter war with several Conservative MPs over the past few days in which he has directly linked the two issues.“Conservatives mount aggressive anti-PM campaign in the US on the eve of NAFTA renegotiation,” he tweeted at one point.His tweets Thursday suggested Tories should confine their criticism of the Khadr payment to Canadian soil, advising one Tory MP that even when Liberals “disagreed with your government’s approach to the U.S., we supported you while in the U.S.”But Scheer dismissed that argument, saying, “It’s not credible to think that somehow the news and commentary somehow stops at the border.”He said the Khadr issue is completely separate from NAFTA, on which Conservatives will continue to “present a united front” in the U.S. with the governing Liberals on the benefits of free trade.The partisan quarrel comes as the Commons international trade committee is poised to meet Friday to consider a joint Conservative-NDP request for an emergency summer meeting to grill key ministers on Canada’s approach to the NAFTA negotiations.Although the two parties originally wanted Canada’s chief NAFTA negotiator, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland, Finance Minister Bill Morneau and International Trade Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne to be invited to testify, the NDP upped the ante Thursday, signalling that they’ll propose Trudeau himself be a witness.A spokesman for Freeland said she has happily accepted the invite.“We are working with the committee to confirm a date as quickly as possible,” Adam Austen said in an email.last_img read more

first_imgGurugram: Two days after a Muslim family was beaten up in Bhondsi near Gurugram, one Mahesh Kumar, resident of Naya Gaon, was arrested for the crime. He was produced in court on Saturday and sent to one day police remand.With the growing pressure, the district administration was also forced to act swiftly on the issue. The Gurugram police has filed the case under sections of 307 (attempt of murder), 452 (house trespass), 427 (mischief causing monetary damage) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murder According to the police, on March 21 which was a day of Holi, Shahid and his friends were playing in Bhoop Singh area near Dhanwas village in Bhondsi, Sohna. During the game, the ball hit one of the persons that led to the altercation between the two groups. Subsequently the situation worsened with more men joining the opposing group. They hit Shahid and his uncle mercilessly in their home. However, according to the testimonies of the victims and the family, this was also a situation of hate crime. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsAccording to Mohammad Dilshad, the complainant, the men were drunk and wanted the field for them to play cricket. For doing so, they made derogatory comments. After they received a sharp reaction from the other side, they indulged in violence. Himanshu Garg, DCP south Gurugram said,” We’ve registered an FIR on basis of statements of complainants; one accused has been arrested who’s being interrogated; further probe is underway. Some people were playing cricket in playground on March 21; a ball hit someone that led to the altercation.” “We are constantly in touch with the victims, we have increased the police presence in the area; there is no need to fear. I would like to make an appeal to the people living in that area to live peacefully and maintain harmony,” added the senior police official. Meanwhile, taking up the issue, major political parties have started making sharp attacks on the Haryana government. After Haryana Congress president pointed on the Khattar and Modi regime, the Aama Admi Part Chief also took on the Central government directly. AAP Chief Arvind Kejriwal compared Modi regime with that of Nazi Germany led by Adolf Hitler. “For the quest of being in power even Hitler used to resort to same techniques. The goons of Hitler used to beat up the men, they used to murder them and the police also used to side up with the criminals than the victims. Modi also is going on the same as that of Hitler. Are the followers of Modi not being able to see where the country is going,” said Kejriwal. Earlier Ashok Tanwar, the Haryana Congress president, had said,” A man being beaten black and blue in the broad day light reflects the inefficiency of Manohar Lal government. This is the real face of the government that came to power on the plank of crime free Haryana,” Tanwar also did not shy away in making no holds barred attack against the Prime Minister on the poor law and order situation in the state that is affecting weak, and the minorities.last_img read more

12 June 2007A United Nations group of experts dealing with illicit arms brokering has produced a series of recommendations for combating the trade through legislation. The United Nations Group of Governmental Experts to consider further steps to enhance international cooperation in preventing, combating and eradicating illicit brokering in small arms and light weapons forged its proposals during an 8 June meeting, where it also called for consistent attention to the issue at future UN gatherings. In a consensus report, the experts also furnished the first agreed description of what constitutes illicit brokering in small arms. The description is seen as fundamental to any efforts to enhance international cooperation to combat illicit brokering in small arms, according to a news release from the UN Office for Disarmament Affairs. It includes closely related activities such as transportation and financing, paving the way for a holistic approach to tackling illicit arms brokering.The Disarmament Office predicted that the report would “form the basis for dedicated attention to illicit arms brokering at future UN meetings on small arms.” The Group, which was established by the General Assembly in 2005, is composed of 25 experts from Argentina, Brazil, Bulgaria, China, Egypt, Finland, France, Israel, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Nicaragua, Norway, Pakistan, Poland, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, Romania, Senegal, South Africa, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and the United States. read more

29 March 2011A United Nations regional meeting to support Israeli-Palestinian peace opened in Uruguay today, with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon calling for a halt to Israel’s settlement building in occupied territory, an end to all expressions of violence and the punishment of those perpetrating it. “You gather at a crucial time,” he told the UN Latin American and Caribbean Meeting in Support of Israeli-Palestinian Peace, convened by the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People, in a message delivered by Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs Oscar Fernandez-Taranco in Montevideo, the capital. “The target dates for reaching an Israeli-Palestinian agreement on permanent status issues and completing the Palestinian Authority’s two-year State-building programme are fast-approaching. Yet, the Israeli-Palestinian negotiations remain at a worrying standstill. We must intensify efforts to break the deadlock,” he said of talks that set a September target goal for achieving the internationally endorsed Road Map plan for a two-State solution to the decades-old conflict. The talks have been suspended since Israel ended a settlement moratorium last September. Under the Road Map, promoted by the diplomatic Quartet comprising the UN, European Union, Russia and the United States, Israel and an independent State of Palestine established on territory occupied by Israel in the 1967 Six-Day War would live side by side in peace and security within recognized borders. “Actions that prejudge the outcome of the process must stop,” Mr. Ban said, citing Israel’s continued settlement construction in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, demolition of Palestinian homes in East Jerusalem and the forced transfer of its Palestinian residents, all expressions of violence and the incitement or glorification of violent acts. He hailed Palestinian Authority (PA) efforts to establish viable State institutions, urging donors to continue to support its reform agenda, commended efforts by Palestinian security forces to maintain security in areas under their control in the West Bank, and called on Israel to take further steps to improve economic and security conditions by reducing obstacles to movement, halting military operations, and enabling PA to more West Bank areas. The Secretary-General called on Israel to further ease its blockade of Gaza, which is ruled by Hamas, whose charter calls for Israel’s destruction. He also condemned escalating rocket fire from Gaza towards Israel, noting that it indiscriminately targets civilians, as well as the killing and wounding of Gaza civilians – including children – by Israeli fire. He reiterated his “strong condemnation” of the recent deadly bomb attack in West Jerusalem. “Both sides must protect civilians and act in conformity with international law to prevent further escalation and loss of life,” he said. “Time is of the essence in realizing the two-State solution. The occupation that started in 1967 is morally and politically unsustainable, and must end. The Palestinians have a legitimate right to the establishment of an independent and viable State of their own. “Israel has the right to live in peace and security within internationally recognized and secure borders. A way must be found for Jerusalem to emerge as a capital of two States, Israel and Palestine, with arrangements for holy sites acceptable for all. And there must be a just and agreed solution to the prolonged plight of the Palestinian refugees,” he added, touching on two of the thorniest issues at the talks. The two-day meeting will focus on issues linked to encouraging support from Latin American and Caribbean States for restarting the Israeli-Palestinian political process, including the impact of settlement expansion, the question of Jerusalem, building trust, and diplomatic recognition of Palestinian statehood by governments of the region, including Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay. “The Committee welcomes such timely gestures and hopes that other regions will follow soon, thereby helping the Palestinian people carry through with their independence and sovereignty,” Committee Chairman Abdou Salam Diallo told the meeting. The Committee was set up in 1975 by the General Assembly to enable the Palestinians to exercise their rights to self-determination, national independence and sovereignty and to return to their homes and property from which they were displaced. read more

Cautious consumers and costs associated with the ramp up of its Canadian expansion will likely lead to weaker results for the remainder of the year, Target (NYSE:TGT) said Wednesday, as it reported a drop in second-quarter earnings.The Minneapolis-based discount retailer, which entered the Canadian market for the first time in March and had 68 stores in the country by the end of the second quarter, is offering a muted full-year outlook.“As we monitor the economy and consumer sentiment, we continue to see a mix of signals in which emerging optimism is balanced with continuing challenges,” Target chief executive and chairman Gregg Steinhafel said in a conference call with analysts.In Canada, he said, the company is only five months into its market launch, and is adjusting and refining operations as it learns from its experience and prepares to open another 56 stores by the end of the year.Target now estimates its third quarter adjusted earnings per share will be between 80 and 90 cents US and net income will be between 55 cents and 65 cents. The adjusted EPS excludes 22 cents related to Canadian operations and three cents related to a non-operating asset in the third quarter.The company also said its 2013 full-year adjusted earnings will be near the low end of its previous guidance of $4.70 to $4.90 per share.Shares in the company were trading at $65.61 in the New York Stock Exchange Wednesday, down $2.34 or more than 3%.Although Target’s international move has been anticipated since it agreed to move into many of the stores formerly occupied by Zellers, the Canadian launch has apparently missed the mark for many Canadian shoppers.It began with rumblings when Target was criticized during its “soft openings” for running out of some products. Some customers also complained about pricing they considered too high.A survey in August by Forum Research, a market research firm, found only 27% of those polled indicated they were “very satisfied” with their experience at Target.That was below Target’s score in Forum’s April survey, when 32% of those polled indicated they were “very satisfied” with their experience at the discount retailer.Steinhafel acknowledged there’s been a disconnect with consumers when it comes to pricing, but insisted prices were competitive and “right were they need to be when compared to competition in local markets.”“We know there is a gap in guest awareness of how low our prices really are,” he said. “We are deploying multiple tactics to help our guests better understand the great value and convenience we provide in these categories.”Tony Fisher, president for Target Canada, said initial traffic was good in Canada, with higher than expected sales in the home and apparel categories, but the company must now focus on driving sales in categories like health-care, food, beauty and paper, where traffic is slower.Target is also working to adjust inventory and in-store staffing to match the pace of sales in each of its locations.“We continue to learn a lot. There are things we’re learning about our guests about what they expect and I’d say where that’s most evident is just how that guest shops across our entire store,” Fisher said in a phone interview.But, he added, “we don’t have to make transformational changes in our business model, it really is tweaks.”He also said Target was committed to its Canadian expansion, noting that the company’s own internal surveys show customer satisfaction has improved every month since the launch.“This is one of the most significant things that we’ve ever invested in as an organization,” he said.“If we think things need to accelerate from a results standpoint, we’re actually going to over-invest in this Canada strategy as an organization because we have that much confidence that it’s the right strategy.”Target earned $611 million, or 95 cents per share, in the quarter ended Aug. 3, compared with $704 million, or $1.06 per share, a year earlier.Excluding items, the retailer earned $1.19 per share. Target said its Canadian segment accounted for 21 cents of unusual items during the second quarter.Total revenue reached $17.12 billion, up two% from $16.45 billion in the quarter. The Canadian segment generated US$275 million of the revenue.Analysts had estimated Target’s earnings would be 96 cents per share on revenue of $17.28 billion, according to FactSet.Revenue at Target stores open at least a year rose 1.2%, below the 1.9% analysts had expected.With a report from The Associated Press read more

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. — Nearly 50 years after the opening of Canada’s first major oilsands mine, the site on the banks of Alberta’s Athabasca River is an epicentre of energy, teeming with bustling workers amid signs of its pioneering past and cutting-edge future.One of the mine’s upgraders — opened in September 1967 — turns heavy, sticky oilsands bitumen into light synthetic oil to ship to market. In the very near future, the ore containing that bitumen may be hauled by driverless trucks currently undergoing testing on site.“Technology is a wonderful thing,” said Bill Bruce, general manager of mine production at the Suncor Energy Base Plant, located 24 kilometres north of Fort McMurray.“In some cases people are afraid of it, but if you don’t evolve as an organization or as people, you will be left behind.”Canada’s oilsands are at a crossroads. Estimated to contain 166 billion barrels of crude recoverable with today’s technology, they are also loathed by environmentalists who fear their development will accelerate climate change. Other challenges include a carbon pricing regime, a cap on emissions, pipeline constraints and a flood of U.S. shale oil production that is weighing on prices.Despite growing environmental outcry, oilsands production is expected to continue to grow in the years ahead, and so the industry is developing unique technologies to extract more black gold more efficiently while lessening its environmental footprint.At the mine that began as the Great Canadian Oil Sands project, where the air is filled with the occasional muffled “thump” of bird deterrent cannons, Suncor staff are implementing practices aimed at keeping the operation competitive in an era of lower oil prices and tougher public scrutiny.Bruce, who began working at the mine as a 19-year-old some 37 years ago, has seen the evolution in mining from the awkward original 850-tonne bucket-wheel excavators to more nimble trucks and shovels. He’s a big fan of the latest incarnation — driverless ore-hauling trucks — that are helping open up a new mine extension. The trucks have an extra antenna and bumper-mounted radar equipment, but are otherwise identical to those with people at the wheel.“The trucks are like elephants,” said Nicolas Bouliane, head of the autonomous truck pilot project, in an interview at the mine’s office complex.“They’re very careful about stepping on anything.”He said the six 272-tonne capacity Komatsu trucks follow their pre-designated tracks, stopping when they detect an obstacle, and are therefore entirely predictable, unlike human drivers.Bouliane said no decision has been made on whether to expand use of the driverless technology at existing operations or at the Fort Hills mine, which is expected to start up later this year. Although the technology has a strong safety record, data is to be collected over a three-year period to assess the advantages of fuel efficiency, production and maintenance by going driverless.On a well pad at the MacKay River project 60 kilometres northwest of Fort McMurray, Suncor is testing the injection of carbon dioxide into oilsands wells to reduce the amount of steam required to keep the bitumen flowing, a technique considered more environmentally friendly.“In theory, half the carbon dioxide injected will stay in the ground,” said Gary Bunio, general manager of strategic technology, standing on a gravel well pad site near a carbon dioxide tank.If the testing is successful and economical, he said Suncor could eventually capture CO2 at its upgraders and use it for another project, growing production while reducing greenhouse gas emission intensity.Suncor and its partners are also testing the results of a pilot project that used warm solvent to recover some 125,000 barrels of bitumen with no water and much lower emissions in anticipation of potential commercial use.Follow @HealingSlowly on Twitter. read more

He and a group of FSP members had forced their way into the immigration and Emigration department office last month and damaged office property during a protest against the arrest of FSP Politburo Member Premakumar Gunaratnam.Jagoda and another FSP member who was also arrested were produced in court and released on bail.  (Colombo Gazette) Frontline Socialist Party (FSP) propaganda secretary Pubudu Jagoda was arrested by the police today.Jagoda was arrested for forcibly entering the immigration and Emigration department office.

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email WASHINGTON – U.S. employers advertised more jobs in May than in any month in the past seven years, a sign that this year’s strong hiring trend is likely to continue.More Americans also quit their jobs, a good sign because it usually occurs when workers find new and higher-paying jobs. It also opens up more positions for those out of work.Employers posted 4.64 million jobs, a 3.8 per cent increase from April’s total of 4.46 million, the Labor Department said Tuesday. That’s the fourth straight strong gain and is the highest number since June 2007.The figures come after last week’s healthy jobs report and underscore this year’s steady improvement in hiring. Employers added a net total of 288,000 jobs in June, the government said last week, the fifth straight month of gains above 200,000. That’s the first such stretch in 15 years. The unemployment rate fell to a five-year low of 6.1 per cent.Tuesday’s report, known as the Job Openings and Labor Turnover survey, offers a more complete picture of the job market. It reports figures for overall hiring, as well as the number of quits and layoffs. The monthly jobs figures are a net total of job gains or losses.Some details of the report weren’t as encouraging. Employers have been slow to fill their open jobs, which suggests they are having trouble finding workers with the right skills.Total hiring actually slipped in May, to 4.72 million from 4.77 million in the previous month.But the number of people quitting their jobs rose 60,000 to 2.5 million, the highest level since June 2008. More quits indicate workers are confident about their job prospects.Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen has said she is tracking the overall hiring and quits figures as indicators of the job market’s health and dynamism.Both quits and hiring remain below their pre-recession levels, evidence that the job market isn’t yet back to full health.In the past year, job openings have increased nearly 20 per cent. But total hiring has risen just 4 per cent.Some economists say that is a sign that many of those out of work don’t have the skills needed for the available jobs. Former construction workers or factory employees, for example, may not be able to fill new jobs in health care or other growing fields.Others argue that companies will have to offer higher pay to attract the workers they need. That could boost overall wages, which have barely kept up with inflation since the recession ended five years ago.There are other signs pay could rise soon. There are now 2.1 unemployed workers, on average, for every job opening. That is the ratio that typically exists in a healthy economy and indicates employers may have to try harder to fill jobs, perhaps by boosting salaries.“We think the result is going to be a pickup in wage growth,” said Cooper Howes, U.S. economist at Barclays Capital. US employers post most jobs in 7 years in May; more Americans also quit in sign of confidence by Christopher S. Rugaber, The Associated Press Posted Jul 8, 2014 10:10 am MDT read more

View this post on Instagram The word I’m getting: Warriors part-owner Mark Stevens, who shoved Kyle Lowry last night, will be making a public apology and providing a donation to Kyle’s “Lowry Love Foundation.” But, that said, Stevens has yet to reach out to Lowry in the aftermath of the incident.— Arash Madani (@ArashMadani) June 6, 2019With 10 minutes left in the game, Lowry ran down a loose ball and jumped in the air as it was going out of bounds, not far from where Warriors owner Joe Lacob was sitting. Lowry knocked the ball into a referee and landed in the lap of one male fan who appeared to grab Lowry’s jersey with two hands.A female who was standing nearby patted the veteran guard on his back. At the same time, a man wearing a blue shirt who was sitting down — now identified as Stevens — extended his left arm and gave Lowry a hard shove in his left shoulder.A #Warriors fan got ejected during Game 3 for pushing Kyle Lowry #NBAFinals | #WeTheNorth— Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) June 6, 2019Lowry got up and complained to officials, although nothing further happened.“He had no reason to touch me,” Lowry said after the game. “He had no reason to reach over two seats and then say some vulgar language to me. There’s no place for people like that in our league, and hopefully he never comes back to an NBA game.” BROWSE kyle lowry | toronto raptors The NBA has banned Golden State Warriors investor Mark Stevens from attending games and any team activities for one year, and has fined him $500,000 for shoving Toronto guard Kyle Lowry during Game 3 of the NBA Finals on Wednesday night.Stevens’ ban is effective immediately and will carry through the entire 2019-20 season, including the playoffs.#NBA commissioner Adam Silver on Golden State Warriors minority owner Mark Stevens actions against #Raptors Lowry in game 3 @CityNews @Sportsnet #NBAFinals— Lindsay Dunn (@LindsayDunnTV) June 6, 2019The NBA says its investigation found that Stevens pushed and directed obscene language toward Lowry.Lowry says Stevens is “not a good look for the ownership group that they have” with Golden State. He’s also thankful for the support he’s gotten from other NBA players, including LeBron James and Warriors guard Steph Curry.Curry called it an “unfortunate situation all the way around” and that Lowry “handled it correctly.” Curry adds that he does not know Stevens and that his actions do not represent the way Warriors conduct themselves. The star guard adds that it’s important to have “respect for the game all the way around – fans, owners, team, players, coaches, everybody – because there’s so much good happening on the court.”Golden State coach Steve Kerr also apologized to Lowry and the Raptors. The Warriors organization did the same earlier Thursday.The Warriors have released a statement about last night’s incident involving Warriors investor Mark Stevens shoving Kyle Lowry, which includes an apology from the organization and says the investigation is ongoing:— Tim Bontemps (@TimBontemps) June 6, 2019 Warriors spokesman Raymond Ridder and security officials confirmed the fan who shoved Lowry was ejected and escorted from Oracle Arena.With files from the Associated Press read more

A look at the box score can tell you a lot about how Aaron Craft helped carry Ohio State past Michigan State. It can tell you he had 21 points on 58 percent shooting; that 17 of those points came in a furious second-half comeback. It will tell you he connected on 7-of-8 free throws, some of which helped the Buckeyes’ secure a 68-60 win down the stretch. It’ll tell you his efforts willed OSU (20-7, 10-5 Big Ten) to its second win in nine tries against ranked opponents. The statline can tell you most of what you need to know about Craft’s performance Sunday. But it can’t show you everything. It can’t show you how Craft, known more for his defensive prowess, charged through seams before throwing his body toward the glass for layup after layup. It won’t show you how his six assists set up looks for the likes of sophomore forwards Sam Thompson and LaQuinton Ross. Statistically, it’s clear how Craft’s outing powered coach Thad Matta’s crew to the win. The facts and figures confirm why he’s important, why some pegged him as the player to be OSU’s second-most potent scorer behind junior forward Deshaun Thomas. But they don’t necessarily reflect just how much Craft could mean to Matta’s squad heading into the Big Ten and NCAA tournaments if he can come close to replicating Sunday’s performance. Sunday might have been an early omen with Michigan State coach Tom Izzo’s crew the first casualty. “He beat us every way you could beat us,” Izzo said after the game. “It was a joint effort. It wasn’t one guy who did not cover those ball screens very well.” Craft said OSU saw blemishes in the Michigan State veneer. “Michigan State is a big pressure team and they really thrive off of turnovers and things like that, so that’s who they are,” he said. “And that’s what you come into the game expecting. You can’t change too much to your identity, especially this late in the year. We just took advantage.” OSU did exactly that, turning the ball over nine times compared to the Spartans’ 14 miscues. For Craft’s part, he had just two turnovers. But Matta said Craft’s reads on the court were perhaps the game’s biggest key. “His teammates helped him to get much better spacing than we normally have,” he said. “He attacked the rim well and had a lot of shots going in.” Conversely, Thomas struggled to score throughout the contest – particularly in the first half where he had just two points. The Big Ten’s leading scorer, though, said he trusted Craft to get buckets. “I’m excited for him. Everybody always say, sometimes come to me, and criticize Craft’s offense. But, you know what, I have faith in his offense and I believe in him,” Thomas said. “And it’s good for him to come out and score and attack those guards and bigs like that. “A lot of people talked about, oh there’s only one player who can score. To me, in my eyes, everybody can score on this team.” It’s a concept that has plagued the Buckeyes all season. While players have often rotated the role as Thomas’ scoring sidekick, the need for consistent production outside of the Fort Wayne, Ind., native has eluded OSU. Against the Spartans, that problem didn’t exist thanks to Craft. “I don’t care who’s scoring, putting the ball in the bucket, as long we come out with more points,” Craft said. Perhaps most notably is the juxtaposition between the Buckeyes outing against the Spartans compared to the performance they put on against Wisconsin in a 22-point loss in Madison a week earlier. “This is big for this basketball team, we kind of picked ourselves up from a week ago,” Craft said. OSU will try to carry that momentum when it plays Northwestern Thursday in Evanston, Ill. Tip is set for 7 p.m. read more

Redshirt-junior guard Amy Scullion (right) looks for an open teammate during a game against Penn State Feb. 9 at the Schottenstein Center. OSU won, 74-54.Credit: Ritika Shah / Asst. photo editorOhio State women’s basketball redshirt-junior guard Amy Scullion is calling an end to her career on the court after the conclusion of the season.Scullion, who has started all but one game thus far this season, joined seniors centers Ashley Adams and Darryce Moore, forward Martina Ellerbe and redshirt-senior center Aleksandra Dobranic in the pregame Senior Day honors before taking the floor at the Schottenstein Center one final time in a win over Northwestern Sunday.Although she redshirted her first year in Columbus because of a torn ACL and thus has one remaining year of eligibility, Scullion made the decision to end her basketball career in order to attend medical school.“It was obviously a really tough decision,” Scullion said Feb. 18. “I think for my career and my goals, the best thing right now is for me to hang up my basketball shoes.”The decision was made after a conversation with her parents and with coach Kevin McGuff, who said he supports Scullion’s decision.“Obviously she is an extremely bright young woman with an amazing future ahead,” McGuff said Sunday. “I think it is a great decision. She will be very successful.”Scullion was recruited and signed by former OSU coach Jim Foster, who was fired after the 2012-13 season “without cause,” but Scullion had all positive things to say about McGuff and his current staff.“I really enjoy playing for coach McGuff and I think he is moving the program in a great direction,” Scullion said. “It is hard to not be a part of that (moving forward).”In her final home game, Scullion pulled down eight rebounds, and dished out a career-high three assists to go along with two points as the Buckeyes defeated the Wildcats, 71-62.Scullion is currently in the process of applying to medical schools and said that if she is accepted, she would like to stay at OSU.“I am still trying to get in here (OSU),” Scullion said. “Obviously I would love to stay here.”Scullion said she is also looking into the University of Colorado and Wake Forest University for medical school.Scullion and the Buckeyes are set to conclude their regular season with road games against Iowa Thursday and Minnesota Sunday before traveling to Indianapolis for the Big Ten Tournament. read more

Then-junior wide receiver Devin Smith (9) reaches to catch a pass with a defender on him during the Big Ten Championship Game against Michigan State Dec. 7 at Lucas Oil Stadium. OSU lost, 34-24.Credit: Shelby Lum / Photo editorOver the course of his three-year career at Ohio State, Braxton Miller has had huge success as the football team’s starting quarterback.But for every one of the 395 passes he has completed, there had to be someone on the receiving end.Although the Buckeyes are expected to be in a state of transition next season in most positions on the field, the receivers return as one of the more experienced groups of the team.Despite losing the team’s top wide receiver in Corey “Philly” Brown in 2013, the outlook for the receiving corps next season is bright.“I am very excited about our group,” wide receivers coach Zach Smith said Thursday. “We are getting there slowly. Right now there is a lot of competition and the culture is growing and they are really buying into what we are trying to build in the room.”OSU returns four of its top five players from 2013 in receiving yards, including senior wide receivers Devin Smith and Evan Spencer.But despite the experience returning to the Buckeyes, Zach Smith said nobody is safe into a starting position.“There is no spot guaranteed. There is no one that is a starter because there is a number of guys that are developing into a great X, Z, H whatever,” Zach Smith said. “We will see who it is, it’s just a matter of time and who comes every single day and who brings the effort and competes.”New faces that are fighting for playing time in the upcoming season for OSU are redshirt-junior Corey Smith, redshirt-sophomore Michael Thomas and redshirt-freshman Jalin Marshall — who is set to miss the remainder of spring after having surgery to repair a torn meniscus. Spencer has also missed time during spring practice as he rehabs from a leg injury suffered in the 2014 Discover Orange Bowl Jan. 3.Sophomore running back Dontre Wilson and freshman H-back Curtis Samuel also provide options for Miller, as both are set to play the hybrid role in coach Urban Meyer’s offense.Zach Smith said a player he is really looking forward to watching develop, though, is freshman wide receiver Johnnie Dixon, a four-star recruit from West Palm Beach, Fla.“(Dixon) has been impressive. He is a lot like Dontre. He is a grown man for an 18-year-old. He comes in and handles his business,” Zach Smith said. “He handles his business outside of this facility, he handles his business in the classroom so I am excited about where he is going to be. Now, he is a typical freshman, he is still learning and still trying to figure everything out. He has the commitment to be great and he is doing everything we are asking him to do right now. That is usually a formula for success.”Devin Smith agreed with his position coach, adding that he wouldn’t be shocked if Marshall had a breakout year.“I think a lot of things that he has done so far, before he got hurt were some things that he didn’t do last year,” Devin Smith said. “And he has impressed coach Meyer a bit before he got hurt. I think he is one guy that could make some noise if he can keep it up.”One disadvantage the newer Buckeyes will have coming out of spring is the fact that they won’t get a chance to play with Miller.Before spring practice began, Miller underwent surgery on his throwing shoulder, likely ruling him out for most — if not all — of spring.Zach Smith said the older players won’t miss Miller too much though since they have already had three years with the quarterback.“A lot of these guys, like Devin and Evan Spencer, have been with Braxton for three years and it’s not a bad thing to develop the same rapport and chemistry with a guy that may be the backup because you don’t know when that guy is not the backup,” Zach Smith said. “At any time, he could be the guy in the game and you hope they have a report like we had with Kenny (Guiton) last year.”Although the players have had time with each other in the past, Devin Smith said Miller has not been as involved with the receivers so far this offseason.“He is not as much engaged with us as he is with the quarterbacks, helping with the young guys,” Devin Smith said. “He talks to us every now and then in the locker room and helping us with coverages. He is not as involved with us as he is the quarterbacks, but he does help.”Devin Smith is the team’s top returning receiver, leading the returning players in receiving yards, receptions and receiving touchdowns from last season.But Zach Smith said he isn’t looking for him to be the “go-to” receiver for Miller next season. In fact he isn’t looking to anybody to take up that role.“My goal is to have every guy be a ‘go-to’ guy,” Zach Smith said. “There’s different ways to try and take a guy out of a game. Roll a coverage a certain way, and someone else may be that guy that we need to go to. It can never be an offense based on one or two guys. (We’ve) got to have four, five, six guys that can consistently perform to our standards, and that’s what we are trying to do.”The wide receivers will look to fill the shoes of Brown and make names for themselves Aug. 30 at noon, when OSU is scheduled to take on Navy at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore. read more

first_imgInternational Mining‘s December issue is approaching. The Operation Focus looks at Freeport’s great Grasberg open-pit mine in Indonesia and other features include German technology, rapid development, coal clearance and mine infrastructure. The Leader will examine China following John Chadwick’s attendance at China Mining this week. As always, if you have interesting news (of new technology or applications) in these areas, please contact the editors.German Technology: Examines the great traditions of mining technology and services that endure and evolve from that part of the world.  Rapid Development is all about getting to the orebody as quickly and economically as possible. What’s new in the equipment, techniques and logistics required to drive development drifts quickly while producing quality mine infrastructure. Development and design of innovative support systems goes hand in hand with this. And then in the coal sector there is a need to get the product out as quickly and efficiently as possible with minimal spillage and consuming the least possible energy.  Grasberg Special – Part 5: John Chadwick continues his popular series of articles on the operation that is arguably the greatest mine in the world, looking this month in detail at open-pit operations, managing and maintaining the massive equipment fleet, while ensuring safe operation. In January this series of articles moves underground to the Deep Ore Zone (DOZ) operations.    Mine Infrastructure: Focusing on the mining category finalists from Bentley Systems’ Be Inspired: Infrastructure Best Practices Symposium and Awards, IM looks at the detailed engineering that went into producing these exciting projects. This includes a look at Hatch Africa’s work on the QMM ilmenite project in Madagascar, Anglo Coal SA’s solutions at the New Vaal Colliery in South Africa and PDC Consultants’ modelling at BHP Billiton’s Rapid-Growth project at the Newman Hub in Australia.last_img read more

first_imgAlerte météo orange : de la neige attendue dans 14 départements du Nord à l’Ile-de-FranceLundi matin, Météo France a placé en vigilance orange quatorze départements des régions Ile-de-France, Picardie et Nord-Pas-de-Calais, ainsi que Seine-Maritime. Deux à cinq centimètres de neige sont attendus.Si la météo était restée relativement douce jusqu’ici, l’hiver est désormais bel et bien là. Avec la chute des températures, la neige se prépare même à faire sa grande arrivée sur l’Hexagone. C’est ce qu’annonce depuis plusieurs jours Météo France qui a émis ce matin un bulletin d’alerte orange en ce sens. Celui-ci concerne 14 départements, soit l’ensemble des départements des régions Ile-de-France, Picardie, Nord-Pas-de-Calais et Seine-Maritime. Il est valable jusqu’à mardi, 6 heures.À lire aussi(VIDÉO) Un radar détecte un nuage de coccinelles de 80 kilomètres de largePlus en détail, les météorologistes prévoient à partir de la fin de l’après-midi ou la soirée de lundi, des chutes de neige qui iront jusqu’à 5 centimètres sur la Seine-Maritime, la Picardie et le Nord-Pas-de-Calais, avec des cumuls locaux de 8 à 10 centimètres le long de la côte, et de 2 à 5 centimètres sur l’Ile-de-France. De la neige qui devrait tenir au sol avec les températures qui restent négatives dans plusieurs départements du nord-est, avec par exemple -3°C à Nancy et -5°C à Lille.Selon Météo France, les chutes de neige deviendront plus intenses au cours de la soirée et s’accompagneront d’un vent de secteur sud à sud-ouest de l’ordre de 40 à 50 km/h. Il est ainsi recommandé aux automobilistes de se renseigner sur les conditions de circulation et de rester très vigilants sur la route. Dans la nuit et dans la journée de mardi, la perturbation neigeuse se décalera sur les régions situées plus à l’est, d’après les services de météorologie.Le 14 janvier 2013 à 10:50 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

first_img WhatsApp Facebook Ronda Rousey, Sonya Deville join Total Divas Season 9 cast, will premiere on October 2 Twitter In the video seen above, WWE star and UFC Hall of Famer Ronda Rousey recently spoke with TMZ Sports and said that she wouldn’t watch a potential MMA fight between Brock Lesnar and Daniel Cormier because she is friends with both guys.A potential UFC fight between Lesnar and Cormier can take place for the UFC Heavyweight Championship in January 2019 at the earliest following Lesnar re-entering the USADA drug-testing pool on July 3.Synopsis for first “Miz and Mrs.” episodesThe following is the synopses for the first two episodes of the upcoming “Miz and Mrs.” reality series on USA Network starring The Miz and Maryse.* Episode 1 (airing 7/24): “A Simple Mizunderstanding” – Mike debates going full-frontal at Maryse’s nude pregnancy photoshoot.*Episode 2 (airing 7/31): “Miz Takes The Cake” – Maryse plans a spectacular and expensive baby shower the couple will never forget; Mike tries to save a few bucks on an extravagant cake but ends up paying the price when his scheme fails.The show will premiere on July 24 following Smackdown Live at 10:00 PM ET.Source: PWInsider Pinterestcenter_img Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Miz and Mrs. Season One coming to the WWE Network Friday, September 20 Google+ Ronda Rousey sustains a gruesome finger injury on the set of “9-1-1”, underwent surgerylast_img read more

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp UN SG is Special Guest at Opening Ceremony for CARICOM Heads Meeting Wednesday Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, July 5th 2017 – Nassau – It is now Day 2 of the CARICOM Heads of Government Meeting taking place in Grenada, and Prime Minister Hubert Minnis has spoken out on corruption. Speaking to delegates for the first time at the 38th CARICOM normal meeting yesterday, Minnis expressed, “Corruption remains a formidable challenge to small and developing countries, such as my own, and we are determined to brutally confront this challenge.”With such a conviction, Minnis expressed that his government has already implemented a zero tolerance for corruption policy since coming into office in May. Minnis also revealed that, “All ministers have been told that they would be immediately dismissed if they are found out to be soliciting on accepting payments.” Adding also, “We will implement strong anti-corruption laws and measures.”In order to deal with the issue of corruption, the Minnis-administration has promised to implement several of these measures such as a new Freedom of Information Act, a Whistle Blower Protection Act, a strengthened Prevention of Corruption and Bribery Act and a Transparency in Government Act.Magnetic Media also understands that Prime Minister Minnis plans to discuss tourism and factors that inhibit business growth with his regional partners during the Business sessions taking place today and tomorrow. Thursday 6th July marks the final day of the CARICOM conference.Story By: Kay-Marie Fletcher#MagneticMediaNews Bahamas Prime Minister due into TCI today, visiting Beaches Resort as idea for Exuma Govt taking on the tab to get people out of Abaco via Bahamasair Recommended for you Related Items:#HubertMinnis, #magneticmedianews, CARICOMlast_img read more

first_imgCongestive heart failure remains one of the most taxing, but preventable, heart conditions in the U.S. and is increasingly linked to heart disease caused by poor diet. Consequently, African Americans are disproportionately affected by heart failure and the disparity has been attributed in many cases to modifiable risk factors such as uncontrolled hypertension and inadequate health care. While previous medical trends target middle-aged Black populations in awareness efforts, increasingly diagnosis of heart failure is occurring earlier among African Americans. In fact, a 2009 study in the New England Journal of Medicine noted that congestive heart failure is hitting African Americans in their 30s and 40s at the same rate as Caucasians in their 50s and 60s.“These findings illustrate the importance of identifying solutions to the social, economic, environmental, and health care-related factors that contribute to persistent health disparities,” said Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, president and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. “The study results also highlight the urgency of reversing the childhood obesity epidemic. Today’s unhealthy children are tomorrow’s unhealthy adults. We know that obese children are being diagnosed with conditions previously considered adult illnesses, such as Type 2 diabetes and hypertension, and they’re at higher lifetime risk for a host of serious health problems, including heart disease, stroke, diabetes, asthma and some forms of cancer.”Contrary to popular belief, heart failure does not mean that the heart suddenly stops. The heart functions as a blood pump that moves blood from the right side of the heart to the lungs to pick up oxygen. The oxygenated blood returns to the left side of the heart. The left side of the heart then pumps blood into the circulatory system of blood vessels that carry blood throughout the body. When the pumping action is compromised, so too is blood and oxygen flow to the rest of the body, causing congestive heart failure patients to experience swollen feet and legs, kidney malfunction, and pleurisy (fluid in the lungs). Among African Americans, hypertension remains the overwhelming sole predisposing factor to developing congestive heart failure.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention acknowledged in the 2012 report Preventable Hospitalizations for Congestive Heart Failure: Establishing a Baseline to Monitor Trends and Disparities that an alarming linear increase in CHF hospitalization was occurring among young Black men between the ages of 18-44. Chief among young African Americans, diet – particularly those high in salt, fat, sugar, and processed foods – contributes overwhelmingly to developing chronic conditions including hypertension and chronic kidney disease that portend congestive heart failure.Despite the fact that young adults are often unaware that they have hypertension or the consequential link of the condition to heart failure when left untreated, ignoring the signs could lead to a pandemic of premature, preventable deaths.While stressing the need for awareness across age demographics, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation researchers suggest promoting proper diet – avoid fast food, processed foods, plenty of whole grains, fruits and veggies, and daily exercise – to ward off chronic conditions.“There should be a wake-up call on the need for African Americans and physicians to address risk factors that can lead to heart failure. Heart failure is disproportionately hitting African Americans in the prime of their lives,” said Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, lead author of the study.last_img read more

first_imgIf any superhero is defined by his toys, it’s Batman. Absent the massive wealth inherited from his family, could Bruce Wayne have put together the arsenal of gadgets and gizmos he uses to non-fatally injure the mentally ill? It’s hard to say. We wanted to kick off this weekly roundup of must-have toys with Batman, so read on for some serious – and silly – collectibles and playthings.Batman: The Animated Series 6″ FigureThe maniacs at Mondo are notorious for their deep attention to geek culture detail, and their exclusive Batman 6″ action figure – modeled after the classic animated series – is one of the nicest toys we’ve ever seen. 30 points of articulation means you can pose this puppy in hundreds of different ways, and when you throw in multiple switchable hands and heads as well it gets even wilder. Finish it off with a few key items of Bat-gear like grappling gun and Batarang and you’re set to avenge the murder of your parents.$125.00, buy it at Mondo.Square Enix Steampunk BatmanSuperhero action figures have always depended on “alternate costumes” to fill up store shelves – after all, how many basic Batmen can one kid have? Back in the day, you used to be able to get special figures for snow patroling, fire, outer space, fighting ninjas, what have you. Square Enix proudly carried this tradition forward with their line of variant figures for Arkham Knight, with our pick being this absurdly over-the-top steampunk version. Just look at this dude! He’s covered in like gears and clocks, and he’s got a dang crossbow and everything.$79.99, buy it on Amazon.World’s Finest Batman and Superman Q-FigThe relationship between Gotham’s greatest detective and the Man of Steel is a fraught one – sometimes they’re allies, sometimes they’re enemies. This ridiculous diorama from QMx depicts the duo as Superman flies Batman through the clouds. One of them is loving it and the other is less than impressed by the whole experience. There’s just something so gleefully absurd about the whole situation that it deserves a spot on this roundup.$29.99, buy it on ThinkGeek.Hot Wheels Batmobile BundleIf you’re as into the many vehicles of Batman as we are, this exclusive Hot Wheels set will make a great addition to your desk or display case. Six individual vehicles reproduced in die-cast metal include the original Adam West Batmobile, the stretched-out Burton version, plus a bunch from the Nolan movies. Hot Wheels have always been made with surprisingly high quality for such inexpensive toys, and these whips are no exception.$12.30, buy it on Amazon.Fisher-Price Batbot ExtremeWhy exactly hasn’t Batman just made a bunch of giant robots to fight crime instead of going out and doing it himself? Dude can certainly afford it. Fisher-Price’s Imaginext line leans in heavily to the idea of Bruce Wayne as mecha pilot with this two-foot tall monstrosity that comes with shoulder-mounted Bat-missile launchers, rocket fists in classic fashion, a voice changer and a hidden elevator to bring the tiny Batman figure (included) up to the control center.$65.97, buy it on Amazon.ArtFX Joker FigureBatman’s greatest enemy has been through many transformations over the course of his criminal career, from wacky funster to murderous psychopath and back again. This exquisitely detailed statue from Kotobukiya and ArtFX presents him in his Grant Morrison-designed recent look, with a slicked-back flashy haircut and a nice suit. Standing just over seven inches tall, the statue features a magnetically reinforced display base to keep him upright despite his dramatic pose.$46.50, buy it on Amazon.Bat-Grapnel ReplicaBeing able to descend on criminals from above is a key part of Batman’s battle strategy, so having a grapple gun is essential. This replica made by Dochsa is an exact duplicate of the one used in the video games with one key exception: the included rope only shoots out a couple of feet, so you’re not going to be able to use it to scale any skyscrapers. That said, it’s a seriously badass looking piece of kit that features motorized line retraction and other cool features.$65.95, buy it on Amazon.Life Size Arkham KnightAction figures come at all kinds of scales, from the classic 3.75 inch Star Wars to old-school 12 inch GI Joes, but if you really want to go big, there’s only one choice: life size. NECA’s Arkham Knight foam figure is as big as Batman himself, weighing in at 6 feet 2 inches tall of painted rubber and latex with a real cloth cape. The model for this was created from the same 3D renderings that the game used. What can you expect to pay for all this detail? A cool $3,800. And for that stack of cash, you still have to assemble him when he arrives in two boxes.$3,800, buy it on Amazon.1/6 Scale Tumbler BatmobileThe Christopher Nolan Batman movies are notable for a few things, but one is how much military badassitude it lent to Bruce Wayne’s expensive toys. Gone was the Art Deco slickness of the Burton ride, or the funky muscle car of the TV show. Instead, we got the Tumbler, an armored behemoth capable of flipping over and still pursuing evildoers. This insane Hot Toys Movie Masterpiece reproduction weighs in at a staggering 29 pounds of twisted steel and sex appeal, boasting movie-accurate styling and tons of moving parts. It’s pricey, but this baby will be the centerpiece of your collection.$1395.45, buy it on Amazon.LEGO Batman Ultimate BatmobileI hold the somewhat controversial opinion that LEGO Batman is the best modern Batman movie – but then I love the wild chaos of the DC’s Silver Age, where heroes and villains exist in a wild and ludicrous universe of giant pennies and space aliens. They probably couldn’t do that in live action, but LEGOs? Let’s go. Of course, there are tons of tie-in toys, but we dig the Batmobile they released with fold-out panels, stud shooters, a light-up Batsignal and eight minifigs (including two flying monkeys from The Wizard Of Oz because that’s just how this thing rolls).$139.95, buy it on Amazon.Medicom Sofubi BatmanIf you’re on the market for something a bit cuddlier, Medicom’s Sofubi-style Batman might be right up your alley. Modeled after a popular Japanese style of “action figure” prevalent through the 60s and early 70s, these soft vinyl figures with oversized heads used to be dominated by sentai heroes and giant monsters, but recently the company has been looking West for inspiration. There’s something both cheerful and unsettling about seeing the Dark Knight in this form. Five points of articulation make Sof’ Bats not the most poseable figure in your collection, but you can’t have everything.$79.95, buy it on Amazon.Get plenty more Bruce with the latest DCEU new roundup. Rewatch the Titans trailer and let that “Eff Batman,” sink in. Play the best game in Telltale franchise history, Batman: The Enemy Within. Stay up to date with all Batman news here.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

first_imgKolkata: Two trains came to a halt within a gap of almost 100 meters head on. This incident happened on Wednesday night around 10:30 pm near Patipukur.Sources informed that Down Haldibari Superfast Express halted at Patipukur due to a red signal since 9:30 pm. Meanwhile, the Up Jasidih passenger left Kolkata station around 10:25 pm. Sources informed that as some problems related to the signaling system had occurred on Wednesday night. The Jasidih passenger was supposed to avail the third track. But as per the signal, it started moving on the track used for circular rail movement. While advancing towards Dum Dum Junction, the pilot of Down Haldibari Superfast Express noticed a train is coming towards him on the same track. He immediately signaled the pilot of Up Jasidih passenger. Upon receiving the signal, the pilot of Jasidih passenger immediately applied emergency brake and succeeded in stopping the train within a short span as the speed was not high enough. Immediately, railway officials were informed. Almost 35 minutes later the problem got solved. The Jasidih passenger moved backwards and then changed the track. Due to this, the station master of Kolkata station has been suspended. An internal enquiry has been ordered.last_img read more

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