Indian American Actor Vandit Bhatt Cast on Season 3 of ‘Quantico’

first_imgActor Vandit Bhatt is set for a recurring role on the third season of the show, reports Deadline. Bhatt, who recently played a younger version of Indo-Canadian actor Russell Peters in the film, “Ripped,” will play Jagdeep “Deep” Patel, a member of the new elite black ops team.Created by Josh Safron and executive produced by Michael Seitzman, who also is showrunner, and Mark Gordon, “Quantico” explores the lives of young government agents as they go through training to become special agents and beyond.Read it at India West Related Itemslast_img read more

PH squash team unhurt after bus crash ahead of SEA Games event

first_imgThe bus was on its way from the players’ hotel in Putrajaya to the National Squash Centre. Photo from The Star Twitter @staronline.KUALA LUMPUR—The Philippines’ squash team is shaken but otherwise unhurt following a bus accident on Monday morning.The Filipinos, as well as the Thai and Myanmar squash teams, were on their way to the National Squash Centre from their hotel in Putrajaya when their buses collided.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next “We also had a police escort and everything seemed fine until the second bus hit us strongly from behind.“Some of the Myanmar players had some slight injuries but my players are all fine and we’re still ready to play.”Due to the accident, the morning matches of men and women’s doubles have been temporarily suspended. The mixed doubles competition was initially scheduled to start at 2pm.“We’re putting the competition on hold until the players get medical clearance to play,” said SEA Games squash technical officer K. Sivanesan.“We’re rescheduling and we expect things to be up and running after lunch.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games SEA Games: Coach wants to see more from Perlas LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games View comments WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief LATEST STORIES UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension None of the Filipino players – seven of them in total – suffered any major injuries.The Thais also escaped unhurt but a couple of Myanmar players were sent to the National Sports Institute (NSI) for treatment.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“What happened was just unfortunate. It was an accident after all,” said Filipino team manager Abad Santos.“There were two buses. We were in the first bus together with the Thailand team while Myanmar was in the bus behind us. LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games MOST READ SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program Squash offers nine gold medals at the Games and is played at the National Squash Centre and the Raintree Club in KL.last_img read more

D-League: Wangs-Letran escapes Perpetual for back-to-back wins

first_imgPublico got 17 points and five rebounds, while Bong Quinto added 14 markers, eight boards, and seven assists as Wangs-Letran netted back-to-back wins to rise to 4-2.JP Calvo chipped in 12 points, six rebounds, and six dimes, while Jerrick Balanza and Christian Fajarito both had 10.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“A win is a win. But we still played bad, especially on defense. Luckily, we were aggressive in the second half and we were able to recover,” said coach Jeff Napa.The Couriers were holding on to a precarious 78-77 lead in the last 4:42 when Publico strung six straight points to give his side an 84-81 lead with 54 seconds remaining. Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus Prince Eze cut that lead back to one, 84-83, but Bonbon Batiller scored on the layup before Quinto put on the finishing touches from the foul line.Edgar Charcos led Perpetual (2-4) with 29 points, seven rebounds, and six assists, while Eze had 26 markers, 12 boards, and five blocks.The Scores:WANGS BASKETBALL-LETRAN 88 — Publico 17, Quinto 14, Calvo 12, Balanza 10, Fajarito 10, Batiller 8, Mandreza 6, Ambohot 4, Yu 3, Balagasay 2, Trinidad 2, Taladua 0.PERPETUAL 83 — Charcos 29, Eze 26, Coronel 8, Peralta 8, Villanueva 6, Aurin 2, Mangalino 2, Tiburcio 2, Pido 0, Tamayo 0.ADVERTISEMENT Quarters: 25-10, 40-38, 65-62, 88-83. AFP official booed out of forum Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico PBA IMAGESRey Publico carried Wangs Basketball-Letran down the stretch to the 88-83 victory over Perpetual Thursday in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.The veteran big man drilled the crucial six points for the Couriers as they fended off the Altas belated rally.ADVERTISEMENT Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next LATEST STORIES Marcial eyes Olympic gold before going pro John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding MOST READ Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Rajapaksa asks Sirisena govt to reject UNHRC report on Lanka

first_imgColombo, Sep 22 (PTI) Former president Mahinda Rajapaksa today asked the Sri Lankan government to reject a UNHRC report that called for a special “hybrid” court with international judges to probe the alleged war crimes committed towards the final phases of the civil war with LTTE under his command. “My government did not cooperate with this investigation for many reasons. Foremost of which was that it was instituted outside the established procedure of the UN Human Rights Council,” Rajapaksa said. “The usual procedure was for the President of the UNHRC to appoint a three-member independent panel to carry out the investigation after the relevant resolution is passed in the Council. However the investigation on Sri Lanka was not carried out by an independent Commission of Inquiry,” he said. In a blow to Sri Lankas insistence on a purely domestic probe, a UNHRC report last week asked Sri Lankan government to set up “a hybrid special court, integrating international judges, prosecutors, lawyers and investigators” to probe the horrific war crimes during the civil war that ended in 2009. Sri Lankas Tamil minority say they lack trust in a local inquiry into the war, in which more than 100,000 people died. President Maithripala Sirisenas new government, which in January came to power strongly backed by the Tamils, has vowed to punish war criminals of the conflict fought under the command of his predecessor, Rajapaksa, who ruled Sri Lanka for nearly 10 years. Rajapksa, 69, said the OHCHRs independence is questionable because it is funded for the most part not through the regular budget of the UN but through “voluntary contributions” from the very Western states that sponsored the resolution against Sri Lanka. “Furthermore all the important staff positions in this body are held by Westerners who make up half the cadre of the OHCHR …. Given the composition of the OHCHR, it would not be possible to expect an impartial inquiry from them,” he said. “Neither the OHCHR nor the UNHRC has the authority to set up an international war crimes tribunal. The only body with the authority to do so is the UNSC where the veto power of China and Russia will be a factor to contend with,” he said. Sri Lanka cannot be taken before the International Criminal Court (ICC), because “we are not a signatory to the Rome Statute under which the ICC functions,” Rajapaksa said. Rajapaksas handling of the war has been internationally condemned for rights abuses. The UNHRC has passed three successive resolutions against his administration — the last of which in 2014 recommended an international investigation. PTI CORR ABHadvertisementlast_img read more

US Open 2019: Roger Federer, Karolina Pliskova Through to Last 16

first_img Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. New York: Five-time champion Roger Federer raced into the last 16 of the US Open on Friday with a 6-2, 6-2, 6-1 rout of 58th-ranked Briton Dan Evans in just 80 minutes.Karolina Pliskova, who finished as runner-up at 2016 US Open, battled into the last 16 at Flushing Meadows on Friday with a 6-1, 4-6, 6-4 victory over Tunisia’s Ons Jabeur. Third seed Federer, a 20-time Grand Slam winner, is looking for a first Flushing Meadows title since 2008. He meets Belgian 15th seed David Goffin or Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain for a spot in the quarter-finals.After taking the first set in 26 minutes, Pliskova broke to open the second. Jabeur, ranked 62nd, had her right knee retaped and battled back to break Pliskova three times in the second set, the last on a forehand winner to force a third set.Pliskova broke to start the third set and seized another in the fifth game on an errant Jabeur forehand before advancing on a backhand winner after two hours and eight minutes.”She improved the game a lot in the second set, she hit a couple unbelievable shots and got into her rhythm,” Pliskova said.”Especially had to serve well. Was able to hit a couple aces in the third set which really helped. Physically it was quite a tough battle. It was important to win so it doesn’t matter how I feel. So pleased to be through.”(With inputs from APF) karolina pliskovalast-16Roger Federerus open First Published: August 30, 2019, 11:27 PM ISTlast_img read more

Back from China, Nets steer clear of controversy in remarks

first_imgDrilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ Harris said one of his community events, a visit with children at a play area, still went on. So did the team functions planned by new owner Joe Tsai, the co-founder of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba.Tsai posted a lengthy letter to fans on Facebook following Morey’s tweet, which Harris said the owner encouraged the players to read. He was around the team during the week getting the know players and staff.He made a good impression with his dinners, which Harris indicated were even better than Gregg Popovich’s while playing for the U.S.“I mean Pop had a lot of good dinners and stuff planned when we were out there too,” Harris said, “but I’d say Joe Tsai is probably a little more familiar with some of the dining establishments in Shanghai and Shenzhen.” /gsgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “At the end of the day we’re human and we see those things, so we just tried to stick together as much as we could,” guard Caris LeVert said.The Nets who did speak to reporters — Kyrie Irving wasn’t among them — said they hadn’t seen Morey’s tweet and couldn’t recall when they learned of it. Both teams met with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver shortly after arriving, where Harris said the commissioner outlined what was happening.“It’s not like he was standing in front of everybody and making some, like, dramatic commentary,” Harris said. “He was basically describing what we already knew was going on.”Irving spoke up in the meeting, but Harris said those remarks were not political but rather related mostly to basketball.“It was more just focusing on trying to get ready for the games,” Harris said.ADVERTISEMENT Becoming his own man Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Video captures shooting by Hong Kong police PLAY LIST 01:41Video captures shooting by Hong Kong police01:10Hong Kong’s leader rejects ‘police state’ label01:44Opposition heckles lead Hong Kong leader to abandon policy speech02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue A worker takes down a billboard advertising an NBA preseason basketball game on Thursday between the Los Angeles Lakers and Brooklyn Nets in Shanghai, China, Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019. The NBA has postponed Wednesday’s scheduled media sessions in Shanghai for the Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Lakers, and it remains unclear if the teams will play in China this week as scheduled. (AP Photo)The Nets steered clear of any statements like those of LeBron James that could have further inflamed the situation. Players say they were not rattled by the turbulence they faced during their two exhibition games against the Los Angeles Lakers last week, which came as the NBA dealt with the fallout from Rockets general manager Daryl Morey’s now-deleted tweet in support of support for anti-government protesters in Hong Kong.Joe Harris was just in China last month for the Basketball World Cup and said this trip wasn’t much different.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practice“To be honest, you know there’s a lot of stuff going on but the atmosphere was really very similar to what it was during the World Cup,” Harris said. “The fans were extremely passionate. They love the game. They still sold out both games, so take out everything that was actually going on it really felt like almost exactly the same.”It was hard to ignore everything, with Chinese and NBA officials canceling events and news conferences, and advertising and local television coverage for the games in Shanghai and Shenzhen removed. LATEST STORIES DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyerscenter_img This jewelry designer is also an architect Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Unruffled feathers MOST READ NEW YORK – The Brooklyn Nets played well and ate great on their trip to China.That was the tenor of their comments Wednesday after their first practice back home, downplaying the impact the ongoing international tension between the NBA and China had on them.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Kerala celebrates 50 years of Special Olympics programme

first_imgThiruvananthapuram, Jan 12 (PTI) Organised by the Special Olympics Bharat ? Kerala Chapter in collaboration with the National Charitable Trust, 15000 athletes and 5000 coaches from 14 districts have come together to celebrate 50 years of the Special Olympics programme worldwide.Titled Ekata, the mega event brought together 15000 athletes and 5000 coaches and escorts at the Lakshmibai National College of Physical Education (LNCPE) Greenfield Stadium in different sporting and non- sporting activities.The three-day programme was inaugurated yesterday in the presence of the Member of Parliament Shashi Tharoor, who was the chief guest.The state ignited the Special Olympics torch of hope on January 1, celebrating 50 years of Special Olympics to kickstart the state athletic meet.The torch was lit in Kassargod and travelled through all the 14 districts, reaching Trivandrum on January 10.Close to 20,000 athletes, coaches, professionals, govt officials, law enforcers etc. participated in the event. PTI AH AHlast_img read more

UTSA box score infographic

first_imgThe grades are from me (Kyle) but everything else is Michael’s work. Give him a follow on Twitter at @michaellane.OSU Infographic Template_UTSA_Week2If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img

Zahasmi disappointed with imports

first_imgSuper League Zahasmi not giving up yet on staying in Super League Ooi Kin Fai Last updated 2 years ago 07:00 21/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Natxo Insa, Indra Putra Mahayudin, Johor Darul Ta'zim, Kelantan, Super League FMLLP Super League Johor Darul Ta’zim v Kelantan Kelantan Johor Darul Ta’zim Kelantan’s head coach Zahasmi Ismail vows to keep fighting despite Kelantan dropping to one spot above the relegation zone Kelantan suffered their second straight loss after being handed a 3-0 beating by newly-crowned Super League champions Johor Darul Ta’zim (JDT) on Wednesday. This came after they had been beaten 2-0 by Kedah in their last match in the Malaysia Cup.Qayyum Marjoni conceded a penalty early on but Khairul Fahmi came to the rescue with a superb save against former team mate, Mohammed Ghaddar. However, the Red Warriors only went on to suffer later as goals rained in from S. Kunanlan, Gonzalo Cabrera and Safiq Rahim. Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing After the match, Zahasmi Ismail paid compliment to their champions but rued the mistakes that his team made in allowing their opponent to have an easy run-out at Tan Sri Dato’ Haji Hassan Yunos Stadium.“We lost to a good team, a team who is complete from every side. It’s hard for any team to come here and play.”“We made mistakes to give them easy goals and allowed them too much time on the ball. The fight and the will to win were with JDT tonight [Wednesday],” said Zahasmi.With the defeat, Kelantan now sit in 10th place, just one spot above the relegation zone with one point separating them and 11th place, Sarawak.Only two rounds of matches remains for Kelantan to ensure that they stay in the top flight and Zahasmi vowed that his team will fight until the very end despite continued poor performances from his imports.“We can only use what we can [Kelantan’s imports] and I accept that but of course it’s disappointing to see such performances.”“But we have to try until the end, whatever happens. Anything can happen in football,” added Zahasmi.Kelantan’s next match will be a home match against PKNS on 30th September.last_img read more

UN presses Afghans to seize opportunity for dialogue despite recent setbacks

The United Nations envoy for Afghanistan today stressed the need to seize the window of opportunity for dialogue and reconciliation that exists, despite the recent killing of the former Afghan president who was spearheading peace efforts in the country. “The road to peace is never smooth,” Staffan de Mistura, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative and head of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), said as he briefed the Security Council on the latest developments. He added that the assassination last week of Burhanuddin Rabbani, the former president who was also head of the High Peace Council, is not the end of the peace process. “It is a moment for the Afghans to recalibrate… a moment that calls for national unity among the leaders and people of Afghanistan,” noted Mr. de Mistura.“There is no alternative to a political solution,” he stressed. “And there’s been a window of opportunity for talks to begin, albeit very narrow and clearly fragile, and we need to pursue it.”The Special Representative added that peace is “a process, not an event,” and in order to be sustainable and deliver lasting results, it must be broad-based and include all Afghans. “The priority must continue to be a dialogue among Afghans themselves, led by them, with non-Afghans like all of us playing a supportive role, if and when required.”Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in his latest report on the situation in Afghanistan, released this week, that he remains “cautiously optimistic” about signals of an emerging dialogue as a prerequisite for the development of a broad-based peace and reconciliation process. “I therefore urge all Afghans not to succumb to the politics of mistrust, intimidation, fear or revenge, but rather to work together towards reconciling their differences by engaging in constructive dialogue and shaping the framework for a sustainable peace,” he wrote. “The momentum for dialogue and reconciliation may be increasing and we must seize this opportunity while it presents itself,” Mr. Ban added.The Secretary-General also noted that recent months witnessed “considerable political volatility and disconcerting levels of insecurity” for the Afghan people amid a process of transition to Afghan leadership and responsibility for security. He voiced deep concern about the increasing number of civilian casualties and the effect that the armed conflict is having on civilians who are caught in the middle. The overall volatile security situation also creates a challenging environment for national and international civilians, including UN and UNAMA personnel, to operate in and deliver on their mandates, he added.Mr. de Mistura echoed the concern about the human cost of the conflict in the lives of average Afghans. While the number of security and military incidents may be fewer, there is no question, he stated, that, as compared to the past, “the overall level of civilian casualties is still high – too high.” “The need for a surge in the protection of civilians needs to be constantly our focus,” he added.According to the Secretary-General’s report, as at the end of August, the average monthly number of incidents for 2011 was 2,108 – up 39 per cent compared with the same period in 2010. Armed clashes and improvised explosive devices continued to constitute the majority of incidents, and insurgents continued their campaign of intimidation, including through targeted assassinations of high-ranking security, political and religious officials.“Despite our efforts to stabilize our country, Afghans still suffer from an endless campaign of terror carried out by Afghanistan’s enemies,” the country’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Zalmai Rassoul, told the meeting.He affirmed that despite the assassination of Mr. Rabbani, the High Peace Council will continue its mandate for peace and reconciliation. “To help end the conflict, and meet the demands and aspirations of the Afghan people for a durable, dignified and inclusive peace, we will work to bring back to social, economic and political life all members of the armed opposition willing to renounce violence, sever ties with terrorist groups, and accept our constitution,” he stated. 29 September 2011The United Nations envoy for Afghanistan today stressed the need to seize the window of opportunity for dialogue and reconciliation that exists, despite the recent killing of the former president who was leading peace efforts in the country. read more

Sri Lanka condemns launch of missile by DPKR

The Government today condemned the launch of a long range missile by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea on 07th February 2016.Sri Lanka called upon the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea to abide by its international obligations and desist from any action that would adversely impact on the peace and security of the Korean Peninsula. (Colombo Gazette)

China warns US investment curbs would hurt global growth

BEIJING — China warned Monday that possible U.S. moves to limit investment ties would disrupt the global economy following a report the Trump administration might be considering options including removing Chinese companies from American stock exchanges.The foreign ministry appealed to Washington to “meet us halfway” and resolve disputes amid a tariff war that threatens to depress global economic growth.Stock markets slid after Bloomberg News reported last week that U.S. officials were considering restricting investment ties with China. It said other options including banning investments in Chinese companies by government pension funds.“To exert extreme pressure and even attempt to force the decoupling of China-U.S. relations will definitely damage the interests of U.S. and Chinese enterprises and people, cause financial market turmoil and endanger international trade and the world economic growth,” said a foreign ministry spokesman, Geng Shuang.Negotiators are due to meet next week in Washington for a 13th round of talks aimed at resolving the tariff war over complaints about Beijing’s trade surplus and technology ambitions.The two sides have announced conciliatory measures including lifting or postponing punitive tariffs. But there has been no sign of progress toward settling their core disputes. Economists say a temporary agreement is possible but a permanent deal is unlikely this year.“We hope that the United States will work with China to deepen economic, trade and financial co-operation between the two countries,” Geng said. “We hope the United States will meet us halfway to work out a resolution in a constructive manner.”The Associated Press read more

Sliding energy stocks mixed earnings news push Toronto stock market lower

TORONTO – The Toronto stock market closed lower Thursday, depressed by earnings reports and sliding energy stocks.The S&P/TSX composite index dropped 110.37 points to 14,546.03, led by a 2.76 per cent drop in the energy sector.There was no apparent reason for the tumble — data showed an unexpected decline in U.S. crude inventories last week while total commercial stock levels remained close to the record 399.4 million barrels seen for the previous week. Oil remained above the US$100 mark, with the June contract shedding 51 cents to US$100.26 a barrel and analysts suggested the slide was as much due to profit taking as anything else.As of Wednesday, the sector had run up almost 17 per cent year to date, making it the best-performing TSX sector.The Canadian dollar gained 0.61 of a cent to 92.4 cents US.U.S. indexes were mixed as the Dow Jones industrials gained 32.43 points to 16,550.97.The Nasdaq was down 16.18 points to 4,051.5 and the S&P 500 index slipped 2.58 points to 1,875.63.On the corporate front, Scotiabank (TSX:BNS) is buying a 20 per cent stake in Canadian Tire’s financial services business (TSX:CTC.A) for $500 million in cash as part of a strategic partnership. Scotiabank shares rose 15 cents to $66.71 while Canadian Tire dipped 16 cents to $107.69.“It’s a good deal,” said Fred Ketchen, manager of equity trading at ScotiaMcLeod.“Financing is a big deal and if you’re going to finance a lot of stuff, you have to have someone who will make a long-term relationship.”At the same time, Canadian Tire posted net income attributable to shareholders of $70.6 million, or 88 cents per share, down from $73 million, or 90 cents a share a year ago, which was five cents below analysts’ forecasts. Revenue met expectations, rising 3.8 per cent to $2.57 billion.Valeant Pharmaceuticals International (TSX:VRX) posted a quarterly net loss of $23 million or seven cents a share, compared with a loss of $27.5 million, or nine cents per share, a year ago. On a cash earnings per share basis, adjusted income was $600 million or $1.76 per diluted share, an increase of 35 per cent over the prior year and four cents ahead of estimates. Revenues jumped 77 per cent to $1.9 billion, up from $1.06 billion year-over-year and its shares fell $2.99 to $142.07.Telus Corp. (TSX:T) was ahead 40 cents to $39.85 as the telecom reported a first-quarter net profit up 4.1 per cent from a year ago at $377 million or 61 cents per share, which met expectations. Revenue was up five per cent to $2.9 billion and exceeded expectations of $2.87 billion. Telus is also raising its dividend to 38 cents per share, an 11.8 per cent increase year-over-year.Auto parts giant Magna International (TSX:MG) reported quarterly net income attributable to the company was $393 million and diluted earnings per share were $1.76, far below the $2.05 that analysts had expected. Sales were up seven per cent to $8.96 billion and its shares dropped $1.20 to $106.15.The base metals sector led advancers, up one per cent amid data showing that China’s exports rose 0.9 per cent during April from the previous year, compared with a 6.6 per cent decline in March. Imports also grew after a contraction in March but at a subdued level. July copper edged up three cents to US$3.06 a pound.The gold sector faded about 0.84 per cent as June bullion fell $1.20 to US$1,287.70 an ounce. Sliding energy stocks, mixed earnings news push Toronto stock market lower AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Malcolm Morrison, The Canadian Press Posted May 8, 2014 7:53 am MDT The Toronto Stock Exchange Broadcast Centre is shown in Toronto on June 28, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Aaron Vincent Elkaim read more

Big miners get CORESafety

first_imgSafety is the focus of one of the major articles in the November issue. Over recent months since July Coeur Mining, Newmont and Freeport McMoran have become the latest mining companies to be recognised by The National Mining Association (NMA) for receiving independent certification under its CORESafety® system. CORESafety’s approach to safety and health emphasises accident prevention using a risk-based management system anchored in leadership, management and assurance. The CORESafety framework is designed to go above and beyond what is required by regulations, instead focusing on a goal of continuous improvement. Its objective is zero fatalities and a 50% reduction in mining’s injury rate within five years of implementation. Since its inception in 2011, CORESafety participants have seen a 74% reduction in fatalities.CORESafety is a voluntary mine safety and health initiative developed and facilitated by the NMA, the US mining industry’s national trade association. CORESafety participants agree to: commit to the CORESafety system; implement a functionally-equivalent version of the CORESafety safety and health management system; submit to NMA annual self-assessments of progress toward implementation of the CORESafety safety and health management system; and, if the company elects to become or maintain CORESafety certification, complete a third- party assessment of its safety and health management system to verify that it is functionally equivalent to CORESafety and submit the assessment report to NMA. Coeur was the fifth NMA member company to complete each step of this process.“NMA congratulates Coeur Mining on this noteworthy achievement,” said Hal Quinn, President and CEO of NMA. “Coeur has proven it is fully committed to continuous improvement in safety performance.”“We are committed to the well-being of everyone who sets foot on our mines or projects,” said Mitchell Krebs, Coeur’s President and CEO. “The CORESafety system has helped us reduce our injury rates by over 75% since 2012. We look forward to using it as the framework for even further health and safety improvement going forward as we continue to pursue a higher standard in all aspects of our business.”The NMA has also recognized Newmont Mining Corp for receiving independent certification under its CORESafety® system. Newmont is the fourth NMA member company to complete each step of this process. Safety is a core value for Newmont, and it has made excellent progress towards achieving its goal of zero harm by lowering injury rates by more than 50% since 2012. In fact, Newmont’s injury rates are among the lowest in the mining sector.“We congratulate Newmont on this noteworthy achievement and want to recognize and thank Gary Goldberg for his role in the development of CORESafety,” said Quinn. “The company has been an early developer and adopter of the CORESafety framework and has gone above and beyond to implement its tenets at the company’s operations across the globe.”On September 26, The NMA recognized Freeport-McMoRan’s achievement of independent certification under CORESafety. Freeport-McMoRan joins six other companies in receiving independent certification under NMA’s signature safety initiative.“We congratulate Freeport-McMoRan on this laudable safety milestone,” said Quinn. “This certification demonstrates Freeport-McMoRan’s commitment to putting worker safety and health at the forefront of all of its operations and to continuously improving its safety performance year after year.” CORESafety was a natural progression of Freeport-McMoRan’s safety program that has been certified under OHSAS 18001 for some years, said Red Conger, President and Chief Operating Officer-Americas.“At Freeport-McMoRan, we have a deep commitment to safe production and a strong belief every job and every task can be performed safely,” Conger said. “We are proud to receive this independent certification under the NMA’s CORESafety system. A safety management system using CORESafety will help assure we have a systematic and repeatable approach to safe production. Ultimately, that means employees work safely and return home to their families at the end of each shift.”last_img read more

A writer for the London Times has questioned Irelands tenuous claim to

first_imgA writer for the London Times has questioned Ireland’s ‘tenuous claim to nationhood’ The column also said that republicanism was “rooted in romanticism and myth and hatred”. By Rónán Duffy Short URL 175 Comments Share2334 Tweet Email2 Source: Daniel Mulhall/Twitter 2/2 @MelanieLatest Irish nationhood based on strong sense of identity, distinctive culture & shared values and interests. Nothing ‘tenuous’— Daniel Mulhall (@DanMulhall) March 7, 2017 Phillips has previously written for the Daily Mail and has often been criticised for her views which have included referring to climate change as “a scam”.Read: Theresa May to signal end of free movement for EU migrants when Article 50 is triggered >Read: On Brussels trip, Kenny says Brexit deal should include provision for united Ireland > Whoops! We couldn’t find this Tweet Tuesday 7 Mar 2017, 10:43 AM Source: Daniel Mulhall/Twitter Mar 7th 2017, 10:43 AM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 68,635 Views THE IRISH AMBASSADOR to the UK has hit back at “outlandish” claims by a writer for the London Times who questioned Ireland’s nationhood.In the piece entitled “Britain is the authentic nation in this battle”, Melanie Phillips says that Ireland has a “tenuous claim to nationhood”.She further claims that Ireland “seceded” from the UK after the War of Independence.The column comes on the back of continued agitation by the Scottish National Party (SNP) in Scotland and Sinn Féin in Northern Ireland for independence from the UK.Phillips writes:Does that mean Westminster should tear up the Good Friday agreement and bid farewell to Northern Ireland? No, because it has an obligation to the Unionists; and because the claim to unite Ireland is tenuous since Ireland itself has a tenuous claim to nationhood, having seceded from Britain as the Irish Free State only in 1922.The piece also claims that: “Scottish nationalism and Irish republicanism are cultural phenomena rooted in romanticism and myth and hatred of the other in the form of the English or the Protestants.”Phillips argues that the SNP and Sinn Féin want to “reclaim powers from Westminster in order to surrender them to Brussels”.The column has drawn sharp criticism from Ireland’s Ambassador in London who described Phillips’ questioning of Irish nationhood as “outlandish”. 1/2 As Ambassador I cannot ignore @MelanieLatest’s outlandish claim @thetimes that Irish nationhood is ‘tenuous’. 100 years of independence.— Daniel Mulhall (@DanMulhall) March 7, 2017last_img read more

Aider les chouettes tachetées à prospérer en éliminant les chouettes rayées

first_imgAider les chouettes tachetées à prospérer en… éliminant les chouettes rayéesLe gouvernement américain a dévoilé un plan pour protéger les chouettes tachetées, une espèce qui s’est faite de plus en plus rare ces dernières années. L’opération consiste à chasser les chouettes rayées, leurs principales rivales.  Peut-on sauver une espèce menacée en en éliminant une autre ? Si l’idée apparait un peu spéciale, c’est précisément celle qu’a proposée le gouvernement américain pour protéger les chouettes tachetées. Au cours des 25 dernières années, cette espèce a en effet vu sa population diminuer de 40% notamment dans les Etats de Washington, de l’Oregon et en Californie. Une disparition due à une perte progressive de leur habitat mais aussi la concurrence d’une autre espèce : celle des chouettes rayées. À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Contrairement à leurs congénères, ces dernières prospèrent plutôt bien et ont même étendu leur territoire sur une bonne partie des Etats-Unis et du Canada. D’où le plan de protection proposé par le département de l’Intérieur : réduire le nombre de ces chouettes pour permettre aux autres de regagner du terrain. “Avec la présence de la chouette rayée, les scientifiques estiment que mettre de côté encore davantage de terre n’aidera que peu la chouette tachetée à prospérer, et pourrait rendre les choses plus difficiles en offrant encore plus de terrain à la chouette rayée pour prospérer”, explique Mark Doumit, directeur de la Washington Forest Protection Association.Néanmoins, la manière d’arriver à cet objectif fait débat. Dans un communiqué, le département explique que le U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service est actuellement en train de considérer des “combinaisons de méthodes létales et non létales” pour éliminer les chouettes. Des techniques qui incluent la capture et la relocalisation dans un autre endroit voire le placement en captivité continue. Mais le bien-être des chouettes tachetées n’est pas le seul objectif du plan proposé.Celui-ci préconise également de délimiter des zones d’habitats pour cette espèce. Une mesure qui viserait à améliorer l’exploitation forestière et ainsi éviter les incendies de forêt, tout en créant de l’emploi, selon le département. Autant d’objectifs qui laissent perplexes les écologistes. Le plan est “une approche scientifique de la sylviculture qui restaure la santé de nos terres et de la vie sauvage et fournit du travail et des revenus aux communautés locales”, assure pourtant le secrétaire du département Ken Salazar cité par le Huffington Post.  Le 8 mars 2012 à 17:09 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Mourinho on new De Gea deal I am not confident it

first_imgManchester United boss Jose Mourinho has thrown David De Gea’s future into doubt after revealing he is not confident the Spaniard will sign a new contractThe 27-year-old has developed into one of the world’s greatest goalkeepers at United following his arrival from Atletico Madrid in 2011.But De Gea has just 18 months left on his current contract at Old Trafford and talks over an extension have been delayed by two months.De Gea had been close to sealing a switch to Real Madrid in 2015 – only for a technical problem in sending the paperwork during the final hours of the transfer window putting an end to it.But following Real’s capture of Thibaut Courtois from Chelsea in the summer, United were reportedly confident of sealing a new deal for De Gea.However, Mourinho appears to have suggested otherwise now ahead of the Red Devils’ Premier League clash with Everton.Daniel Fark, Norwich City, Premier LeagueDaniel Farke, From mid-table in the Championship to the Premier League Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Norwich City manager, Daniel Farke, has taken his team from the middle of the table in the English Championship to play with the big boys in the Premier League.“I am not confident, but I’m also not worried,” Mourinho told Sky Sports. “I cannot find the word in English, but let’s see what happens.“Only the club, David and his people can answer that. My comment is only that everyone knows how good he is, how important he is for Manchester United and if the club wants to be better than it is and not worse.He added: “Obviously it would be very important to keep David.”The Spain international has struggled this season for United and has conceded 16 goals in nine Premier League games.Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain have also been reportedly interested in De Gea.last_img read more

Dortmunds coach says players shouldnt get complacent

first_imgAccording to manager Lucien Favre, the BVB footballers should take the match about second-from-bottom team Hannover very seriously.Borussia Dortmund is currently in first place of the German Bundesliga.And on Saturday they will be playing against second-from-bottom in the table, Hannover 96.Coach Lucien Favre has warned his players that this match has to be taken seriously.“I have to warn everyone that the three points are far from secure. We need the same level of concentration that we had in Leipzig!” he told the club’s official website.“While it’s true that Hannover lost their last match, I’ve seen a few games of theirs in which they’ve played really well.”“For example, they drew 1-1 in Freiburg and had far more goal-scoring opportunities than their opponents,” he explained.“This was against a Freiburg side that had just come off the back of 3-0 and 2-0 wins against Leipzig and Gladbach respectively. That tells you all you need to know.”Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.But Manuel Akanji and Dan-Axel Zagadou are still out injured, with the possibility of Omer Toprak to play.“He’s been training,” said Favre.“We’ll have to wait until tomorrow.”“It’s hard to give a precise answer. He’s been running during the week – the ball hasn’t been involved just yet, but he’s done a few sprints,” the manager said about Zagadou.“It’s a good situation which we’re really happy with. He’ll get there step by step, but Saturday will come too soon.”And the coach took the opportunity to update about injured Marco Reus.“He’s trained all week. He’s doing well. That alone is really positive,” he concluded.last_img read more