Loonie adds to losses greenback strengthens in wake of US manufacturing data

Loonie adds to losses, greenback strengthens in wake of U.S. manufacturing data AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TORONTO – The Canadian dollar closed lower Thursday, adding to a steep loss in the previous session as traders assessed mixed manufacturing data.The loonie fell 0.14 of a cent to 90.1 cents US as the greenback strengthened against other currencies after a private survey by Markit showed that manufacturing in the U.S. expanded at the fastest pace in almost four years in February. Its Flash U.S. Manufacturing index rose to 56.7 from 53.7 in January.Also, the Conference Board’s leading indicator, a measure of future growth, posted a moderate gain in January, suggesting the economy will continue to expand in the first half of this year.That helped balance some negative Chinese data. HSBC’s preliminary version of its monthly China purchasing managers’ index fell to a seven-month low of 48.3 from January’s 49.5 on a 100-point scale. Numbers below 50 show activity contracting.China’s economic activity has slowed steadily as the government tries to cool an investment boom and encourage more sustainable growth based on domestic consumption.Commodity prices declined as the March crude contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange lost 39 cents to US$102.92 a barrel.March copper was a cent lower at US$3.28 a pound while April gold fell $3.50 to US$1,316.90 an ounce.The dollar had fallen 1.08 cents US on Wednesday after wholesale sales fell 1.4 per cent in December to the lowest level in six months.Other manufacturing and housing data had underscored how large amounts of snow and freezing temperatures are having an impact on U.S. economic performance.Traders looked ahead to Friday and the latest Canadian readings on the consumer price index for January and retail sales for December. Canadian dollar coins, or Loonies, are displayed on a map of North America January 9, 2014 in Montreal. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson by Malcolm Morrison, The Canadian Press Posted Feb 20, 2014 6:27 am MDT read more

Some 25 million unsafe abortions occur each year UN health agency warns

“Increased efforts report are needed, especially in developing regions, to ensure access to contraception and safe abortion,” says Bela Ganatra, a scientist and the lead author of the study, The Lancet, released today by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Guttmacher Institute.“Despite recent advances in technology and evidence, too many unsafe abortions still occur, and too many women continue to suffer and die,” added Ms. Ganatra of WHO’s Department of Reproductive Health and Research.For the first time, the study includes sub-classifications within the unsafe abortion category as less safe or least safe. The distinction allows for a more nuanced understanding of the different circumstances of abortions among women who are unable to access safe abortions from a trained provider.The risk of severe complications or death is negligible if procedures follow WHO guidelines and standards. About 55 per cent of all abortions from 2010 to 2014 were conducted safely. Some 31 per cent of abortions were “less safe,” meaning they were either performed by a trained provider using an unsafe or outdated method such as “sharp curettage,” or by an untrained person using a safe method like misoprostol, a drug that can induce an abortion.About 14 per cent were “least safe” abortions provided by untrained persons using dangerous methods, such as introduction of foreign objects and use of herbal concoctions. Complications from “least-safe” abortions can include a failure to remove all of the pregnancy tissue from the uterus, haemorrhage, vaginal, cervical and uterine injury, and infections.The study also found that in countries where abortion is completely banned or permitted only to save the woman’s life or preserve her physical health, only one in four abortions were safe; whereas, in countries where abortion is legal on broader grounds, nearly 9 in 10 abortions were done safely. Restricting access to abortions does not reduce the number of abortions.Most abortions that take place in Western and Northern Europe and North America are safe. These regions also have some of the lowest abortion rates. The proportion of abortions that were safe in Eastern Asia, including China, was similar to developed regions. In South-Central Asia, however, less than one in two abortions were safe. In Latin America, only one in four abortions were safe. Less than one in four abortions in Africa, excluding Southern Africa, were safe. read more

Badgers triumph over Gryphons to win 20th Steel Blade Classic

Ryan Burton scored the game-winning goal and the Brock Badgers defeated the Guelph Gryphons 3-1 to win the 20th annual Steel Blade Classic Friday night.A record-breaking 5,000 Brock students, alumni and community members packed the Meridian Centre in downtown St. Catharines to watch the game.“How special is it when you hear the national anthem and everyone’s singing it?” said head coach Marty Williamson. “It’s crazy. It was so loud that I had to pat my players on the back to let them know they’re going rather than calling their name, but it’s fantastic.“The drums, the singing, it’s the atmosphere you love to see. You don’t get opportunities often in U SPORTS to play in front of this kind of a crowd and you would never know this is an exhibition game by the way the two teams played out there.”Burton scored during a goal-mouth scramble with less than five minutes remaining in the third period to lift the Badgers to victory.Cosimo Fontana registered the assist on the game-winner.“I kind of blacked out from the play, but I remember the puck got put low,” said Burton. “I knew Fonts was going to try and take it to the net, he was talking about making that kind of play earlier in the game. So I went to the back door and the puck squeezed out and I got it over his pad.”Connor Brown scored twice. He put Brock on the board first with a breakaway goal in the first period. In the second, Gryphons defenceman Mark Raycroft tied the game up 1-1.Brown added an empty netter to secure the win.Brock outshot Guelph 30-24 as the game featured stingy defence and few juicy scoring chances. Williamson said the Badgers will be a defensive team this season and gave a lot of credit to his squad’s strong goaltending depth.“It’s the only way I think we know how to play,” said Williamson. “We’re not going to be a high-scoring team. It’s just our makeup. We have to work awfully hard, but our motto is that if we can get to three or four goals, we believe we win.The creator of the Steel Blade Classic, Ed Werner, dropped the puck during a ceremonial faceoff.Werner, a longtime Brock supporter and avid university hockey fan, came up with the Steel Blade concept 20 years ago to help recognize the historical connections of Brock University and to raise the profile of the men’s hockey team. The Steel Blade trophy, an 1803 sword which carries the name of the annual champions, was a donation by the Werner family.The Badgers return to the Meridian Centre on Saturday, Nov. 17 when the men’s and women’s basketball teams take the court to play the Ryerson Rams. read more

New OSU mens hockey assistant coach Mark Strobel looks to bring intensity

Members of the OSU men’s hockey team celebrate during a March 7 game at the Schottenstein Center. OSU won, 5-2. Credit: Lantern File PhotoThe Ohio State hockey program will have a new face behind its bench for the 2015-16 campaign in former Wisconsin standout defenseman Mark Strobel.Strobel manned the blueline for the Badgers from 1991-1995 and was captain of the team in both his junior and senior years. Wisconsin reached the NCAA tournament in each of his four years there, finishing as runner-up in 1992.His coaching career includes stints with Colorado College and the Twin Cities Vulcans of the United States Hockey League, before heading back to the NCAA ranks with current OSU head coach Steve Rohlik at Minnesota Duluth. He then moved on to University of Nebraska Omaha before landing in Columbus.Although his stint in Omaha was his last coaching position in 2003-04, Strobel stayed involved in collegiate hockey, serving as a rinkside reporter for the Big Ten Network.Now, he’s still settling into his new role in the Buckeye State, but Strobel said he feels right at home in Columbus.“I’m very fortunate,” he said. “I’m very humbled by the opportunity at Ohio State. It’s a family, and everyone bleeds scarlet and gray.”He was hired soon after the sudden departure of Brett Larson, who returned home to his alma mater of Minnesota Duluth to be the assistant coach of the Bulldogs after two seasons on the bench with the Buckeyes.Senior defenseman Craig Dalrymple mentioned that despite the tough loss that came along with Larson’s departure, there are plenty of good vibes surrounding their new coach.“He’s all business,” the captain said. “As a program, we’re all excited to see what he’s got and hopefully he’ll make us better hockey players and better people. He’s going to do everything he can to not only further my game but the rest of the team.”A self-described “player’s coach,” Strobel tries to be straightforward in his coaching style.“I don’t overanalyze things,” Strobel said. “Young people have enough on their plate already. What I try not to do is overcoach. I try to keep things simple but within a framework of what we need to accomplish. I’m not going to let them cut corners, but I’ll be the first one to hug them when they do something right.”Rohlik and Strobel have a long history between them, which made it easy for Strobel to join the program.“The most important thing is I know what he’s all about,” Rohlik said. “I know what he’s going to bring to the table. He’s going to have a work ethic second to none and he’s going to bring a tremendous passion to the office, to the rink and to recruiting. I’m really excited about his fit into our staff and with the guys we already have on board, I think he’ll be a great fit for everything.”It remains to be seen how the program will move forward during Strobel’s tenure, but the bond the two coaches share can’t hurt OSU’s chance for future success.“I think it’s going to be tremendous because when you’re brothers, and blood is thicker than water, you can be very real and honest with that person on a daily basis,” Strobel said. “I’m a family guy first and foremost and that’s going to translate to our team. That bond is unbroken amongst family members when you’re unbroken and pushing each other to the best you can be on a daily basis.”OSU hasn’t been to an NCAA tournament since 2009, when it was swiftly eliminated by eventual champion Boston University in the first round.Strobel recognizes that while there is not as much history to build on as his alma mater when it comes to hockey, that can change with the right formula.Ingredient one is signing a special recruit who will work tirelessly, he said.“When you look at our building and you look into the rafters, there is no tradition, there is no history,” Strobel said. “The Chicago Bulls didn’t have much going on before a guy by the name of Michael Jordan got there and turned things around.”From there, there’s only one thing left to do.“You’ve got to win hockey games, plain and simple,” Strobel said. “If you win 25 to 27 hockey games a year and you’re back into the NCAA tournament on a regular basis, by all means I believe the fans will show up and the people will want to be part of a winner. It’s just the way human nature works.” read more

Team of US Congressmen to visit Guyana …a signal of

Minister of State, Joseph Harmon, has confirmed that in the coming weeks, Guyana will see the arrival of a team of senior Congressmen from the United States of America for what he has deemed to be a “familiarisation visit.”The disclosure was made to media operatives during the Post Cabinet Briefing held on Thursday.“Yes, Minister Trotman did indicate that to Cabinet, that there will be several, I think, seven or eight congressmen that will be coming here along with some senior Military Officers for a short visit. He has been so advised and he has advised Cabinet accordingly,” he said, while noting that Government is presently in the process of making arrangements for their arrivals.Probed as to what this visit means for Guyana, the State Minister asserted that it is his belief that the arrival of eight Congressmen in the country at one time, signals Guyana’s importance on the international scene.“I believe what it does, is it signals a growing confidence in the relationship between our two states and the fact that there is a growing number of US companies that are operating in Guyana, that the Law- makers will want to come to see what is taking place but I believe that it is quite normal,” he explained. (Ramona Luthi) Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedUnappealing that Govt would hide visit by US Congressmen from the media- Opposition LeaderAugust 23, 2018In “latest news”Natural Resources Minister and team meet with high-level US delegationAugust 23, 2018In “Business”Low-key meeting with President, US Congressmen and military officials expected todayAugust 23, 2018In “latest news” read more

New IEA report predicts continuing rise in global coal use

first_imgA new report released this week by the International Energy Agency (IEA) predicts that primary world energy demand will grow 36% (1.2%/y) between 2008 and 2035 with global demand for coal increasing more than any other fuel source. IEA’s latest World Energy Outlook predicts that coal will be tapped to meet more than a third of the predicted increase in global energy demand.The report concludes that China and India will account for more than half of the projected increase in global energy use. Energy demand from China, currently accounting for 17% of global energy, is expected to increase to 22% by 2035. The agency reported earlier this year that China had overtaken the US as the world’s largest energy consumer.Electricity demand worldwide is projected to increase 2.2% annually between 2008 and 2035, with more than 80% of the increase coming from countries outside the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). Coal remains the leading source of electricity in 2035, even with greater adoption of lower-carbon generating technologies in OECD countries, but coal’s global share of generation is expected to decrease from 41% currently to 32% in 2035 due to expansion of nuclear and renewable electricity sources. According to the IEA report’s “New Policies Scenario,” formerly known as the “reference case scenario,” electricity demand in China triples and demand in India doubles during the forecast period. At the same time, OECD country demand is expected to drop.The IEA estimates that despite significant growth in electricity worldwide, 1.4 billion people, or more than 20% of the population globally, do not have access to electric power, and the agency projects that number will double by 2035 to 2.8 billion people. Limited access to electricity persists throughout sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.last_img read more

Three people arrested after cocaine and cannabis worth €320000 seized in Limerick

first_imgThree people arrested after cocaine and cannabis worth €320,000 seized in Limerick A man (18) and a woman (47) were earlier arrested in connection with the investigation. Short URL Share45 Tweet Email Mar 2nd 2019, 9:08 AM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 19,579 Views https://jrnl.ie/4520830 Saturday 2 Mar 2019, 2:56 PM 37 Comments Image: Niall Carson Image: Niall Carson By Cormac Fitzgerald Updated Mar 2nd 2019, 2:56 PM A THIRD PERSON has been arrested after €320,000 worth of drugs were seized in Limerick yesterday. Earlier, gardaí said they had arrested two people in connection with the seizure. Gardaí from the Limerick Divisional Drug Unit, Mayorstone Crime Unit and the Garda Armed Support Unit carried out searches at locations in the Moyross, Coonagh Lower and Castletroy areas of Limerick yesterday. During the searches, cannabis herb and cocaine were seized with an estimated street value of €320,000.A man (18) and a woman (47) were arrested in connection with the investigation yesterday. A third man aged in his 30s was arrested this morning. The 18-year-old has been released from custody and is expected to be charged in Limerick District Court later this month. The two others are still being detained at Henry Street Garda Station, Limerick under the provisions of Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996.   last_img read more

La pêche au requin est désormais interdite en NouvelleCalédonie

first_imgLa pêche au requin est désormais interdite en Nouvelle-CalédonieMercredi, le gouvernement de la Nouvelle-Calédonie a indiqué qu’il interdisait désormais la pêche aux requins dans toute sa zone économique exclusive (ZEE), soit une superficie de 1,4 million de kilomètres carrés.Alors que la population de requins ne cesse de diminuer à travers le monde, la Nouvelle-Calédonie, archipel français du Pacifique sud, a décidé d’interdire la pêche aux squales dans toute sa zone économique exclusive (ZEE). Dans un communiqué, les autorités ont ainsi précisé que sont désormais interdites “la pêche, la capture, la détention ou la commercialisation de toutes les espèces de requins”. Seule la pêche en petites quantités du requin Mako reste autorisée à l’intérieur du lagon. Si cette décision a été prise, c’est en raison de la surexploitation des requins, constatée depuis une quinzaine d’années au niveau mondial par les scientifiques. Ces poissons sont pêchés principalement par les flottes asiatiques et notamment pour la découpe d’aileron qui servent ensuite à la confection de soupes et d’autres mets très prisés en Asie. Bien que certaines mesures aient été prises, ceci n’a pas suffi à enrayer cette pratique appelée “finning” qui a, ces dernières années pris de plus en plus d’ampleur. La décision de la Nouvelle-Calédonie a ainsi été saluée par Théa Jacob, coordinatrice éco-régionale du WWF. Citée par l’AFP, celle-ci a indiqué que même s’”il n’y a pas de flottilles asiatiques qui viennent dans la ZEE de Nouvelle-Calédonie, cela empêchera toute tentative. C’est une très bonne décision, car elle concerne toutes les espèces”.Le “shark-feeding” également interdit À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Par ailleurs, les requins seront aussi protégés d’un tourisme susceptible de leur être préjudiciable. En effet, le gouvernement calédonien a aussi interdit toute activité à titre gratuit ou onéreux, basée sur l’observation des requins préalablement attirés par l’homme par le biais de nourriture (“shark-feeding”). En faisant ce choix, la Nouvelle-Calédonie s’aligne sur les États et territoires qui ont déjà pris la même mesure comme la Polynésie française, Palau, les îles Marshall ou encore les îles Cook. Elle se met aussi en conformité avec la politique de la Commission régionale des pêches du Pacifique central et occidental (WCPFC). Comme le rappelle Théa Jacob, “le requin est un élément prépondérant de la chaîne alimentaire et de l’équilibre des écosystèmes marins”. De son côté, l’ONG Pew s’est elle aussi réjouie de la décision de “créer un sanctuaire pour les requins”, rappellant que cela “représente une surface de 1,2 million de kilomètres carrés, soit environ [l’équivalent de] l’Afrique du Sud”. Cela est d’autant plus important que cet “océan autour de la Nouvelle-Calédonie est encore intact et abrite une vie marine exceptionnelle, dont une cinquantaine de requins”. L’organisme rappelle aussi qu’un tiers des espèces de requins sont actuellement en danger d’extinction ou proches de l’être d’où l’”urgence à les protéger”.Le 25 avril 2013 à 15:41 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

MovieBob Reviews BAYWATCH 2017

first_imgStay on target MovieBob Reviews: ‘Shadow’MovieBob Reviews: ‘The Curse of La Llorona’ The revisionism involved in the making and marketing of the Baywatch reboot is really quite a wonder to behold. Counting almost entirely on the abilities of Rock “The Dwayne” Johnson and Zack Efron to exude both actual macho charisma and self-mocking ironic macho charisma in equal measure. The film aims to recreate the central gimmick of the 21 Jump Street movies i.e. inviting audiences to laugh at both the actual comedy and the fact that people were once expected to take such a patently idiotic premise seriously.Except that’s not Baywatch. Let’s be very clear about this – no matter how cleverly the film positions itself, it’s basically making fun of a version of this brand that never actually existed: Baywatch was not one of those campy 90s relics that people watched in part to snark off at the inherent tacky B-movie sensibility like Walker: Texas Ranger, Renegade or Hercules: The Legendary Journeys. People watched Baywatch for one reason and two reasons alone: To Masturbate.I’m sorry, but facts are facts: Baywatch was an absolutely terrible show where basically nothing happened that was ever intentionally or unintentionally entertaining that was none the less enormously popular and permanently lodged in the teenage lizard-brain memories of a generation. It was the top object of worship from the last moment in time when the ability to instantly look up every pornographic image ever captured in the history of mankind had yet to be invented (all hail our reigning Google Lords). Adolescent boys had to “make do” with early-afternoon syndicated television. As such, reconstituting Baywatch as an homage to some kind of alternate-universe incarnation of the franchise that’s an over the top action and buddy-cop bromance represents nothing less than an attempt by Generation X to wallpaper over the inherent sleaze-factor implicit in this nonsense ever having been popular. This is an undertaking I feel no compulsion to be complicit in because… uh, well…I was more of a Xena: Warrior Princess guy, I guess?Here’s why this matters, though: The reason 21 Jump Street’s “funny, self-aware version of a cheesy TV show” angle worked so well in part was that they didn’t have to force the joke. The cultural presence of the series – even if you’d never seen it to be aware of it – provided a solid foundation to build the satire around. Baywatch is merely trying to pretend that it has that same kind of foundation when in reality it’s simply borrowed the title and character names of a softcore silicon-enhancement showcase and married them to a broad farce about overzealous lifeguards. This leaves the “satire” at play shallow and toothless.Which is too bad because, as action-comedies go, the premise here isn’t actually half bad. Johnson “Rocky” The Dwayne is playing a no-nonsense superhero of a lifeguard who’s forced to hire Zac Efron’s skilled but irresponsible disgraced Olympic swimming champ as a new recruit as a publicity stunt. They clash but are forced to team up to stop a drug-smuggling conspiracy That Dwayne “The Johnson” Rockingham III is convinced is being carried out on their beach. That’s not a bad start! And the central joke of casting Hollywood’s favorite “so impossible to take seriously you kind of have to take him seriously” action star as a lifeguard who acts like an all-purpose vigilante crimefighter essentially because he can is pretty funny. But the only other joke the film has is to constantly call self-aware attention to the first joke, ostensibly to play at the success the Jump Street movies had mining the whole “Get it? Because that was the show!” routine.But since that wasn’t the show, there’s no depth to actually be mined here. It’s just a dumb movie asking for extra-credit for acknowledging that it’s dumb. Meanwhile, pulling the gag off in the first place requires Rock “I-Ran-Out-Of Funny-Names” Dwayneson to be an action-figure without a real character. This clashes with the film’s insistence that he should be the main star rather than a larger-than-life narrative device the other characters react to; anchoring an empty movie to an empty character and leaving nothing to hang onto narratively. I couldn’t help but think letting Baywatch simply be a stupid lifeguard movie and not constantly pointing to itself going “ha ha isn’t this stupid!?” would’ve yielded a funnier movie overall.That’s not to say it doesn’t have laughs, that The Rock isn’t the best person to play what is essentially The Rock. There’s a climactic scene where he declares that his connection to the sea as a person of Oceanic-Indigenous descent is what fuels his Super Lifeguard Powers is played for laughs but suggests a compelling version of his character that might’ve existed in a better movie. But Efron doesn’t remain one of the great emerging leading men of his generation. Or, for that matter, that Ilfenesh Hadera, Alexandra Daddario, and Priyanka Chopra don’t seem to be having fun glamming up and riffing on 90s-style beach-club couture. Hell, relative newcomer Kelly Rohrbach (model/actress) who matches Efron in the “so good-looking it’s kind of absurd” department, turns out to have real-deal comedy timing.But there’s a point where being ironically disposable turns into regular disposable, and Baywatch gets there a lot sooner than it needs to. It’s not awful, but if you’ve seen the trailers you’ve seen the movie – and the trailers weren’t that good.last_img read more

Pokemon Go Finally Lets You Battle Other Players

first_imgStay on target Battle Team Rocket in New ‘Pokemon Go’ Update‘Pokemon Sleep’ Puts Pocket Monsters in Your Dreams I maintain that all of the recent Pokemon popularity we’ve seen this year, even more so compared to the high baseline popularity has maintained for over two decades, is in reaction to the astronomic success of Pokemon Go. Earlier this month we reviewed Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu and Eevee which merge Pokemon Go’s mobile connectivity and casual catching mechanic with the structure of a traditional Pokemon RPG. And if that’s too much gameplay for you, you can also watch the captivating trailer for the live-action Pokemon: Detective Pikachu feature film in real movie theaters next year.But all this time Pokemon Go itself has also been steadily humming along, adding new monsters from new generations as well as layering on new mechanics like gyms and trading and raid battles. While Pokemon Let’s Go tried to turn a real Pokemon game into Go, Go has been turning into a real Pokemon game. And its next evolution is coming soon with the addition of PvP trainer battles.Get prepared… Trainer Battles are coming soon to Pokémon GO #GOBattle pic.twitter.com/AUWyhNGlT7— Pokémon GO (@PokemonGoApp) November 30, 2018Battling other trainers is a core tenet of Pokemon. The whole point is to capture creatures, train them, and prove they are better than the ones your scrub friends got. But so far Pokemon Go has been limited to PvE (player vs environment) encounters like catching wild Pokemon or battling Pokemon someone had previously left behind in a gym.Niantic had been teasing trainer battles for nearly a year. But this tweet, while not confirming a date, finally lets us know that the feature is for sure coming soon. There are still a lot of details to learn though, like how players trigger these battles and what the battle system looks like exactly. How much competitive training strategy from “real” Pokemon games will carry over? With trainer battles, what meaningful differences will there be left between Pokemon Go and “real” Pokemon games?For more on Pokemon watch us talk about why Pokemon Red and Blue are games to play before you die and check out our Super Smash Bros. Ultimate guides on Pokemon fighters like Pikachu, Jigglypuff, and Mewtwo.Other Games That Should Rip-Off Pokemon Gocenter_img Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them1/11When we talk cultural longevity, few recent franchises have the gas that Harry Potter’s shown. Books, movies, video games, theme parks – it shows no signs of slowing down soon. And with Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them coming out soon, a perfect tie-in already exists. The Potter bestiary is diverse and fascinating, and the storyline is written for you – a bunch of magical critters escape from an enchanted briefcase and you have to get them back all over your town. Throw in waving your phone like a wand and we’re done.<><>last_img read more

Intel executive among climbers presumed dead

first_imgSEATTLE — One of the six climbers presumed dead after a fall on Mount Rainier was a vice president of Intel Corp. in Southeast Asia.Intel spokesman Bill Calder confirmed Monday that his colleague Uday Marty was among the group of climbers who likely plummeted to their deaths last week high on snow-capped mountain in Washington state. Calder says that the Marty was “widely loved and respected at this company.”Authorities say the bodies of the two guides and four climbers may never be recovered because of the hazardous terrain on the 14,410-foot glaciated peak.THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP’s earlier story is below.It may be weeks or months — if ever — before rescuers can get on the ground to search for six climbers who likely plummeted to their deaths high on snow-capped Mount Rainier in Washington state. Park rangers and rescuers often are able to retrieve bodies within days of an accident, but sometimes it takes weeks or months, when conditions have improved and snow has melted on parts of the mountain.last_img read more

Students protest over unhygienic food

first_imgTandur: Students of the government school-2 staged a protest in front of MRO office, here on Thursday, for serving unhygienic food during mid-day meals. As many as 200 students participated in the protest with plates, alleging that the meals contained worms.They also alleged that the quality of food was of sub-standard. Students returned after MRO assured them of action.last_img

David Miliband defends Prime Ministers performance in EU referendum debate

first_imgUS investment bank JP Morgan has described a Brexit as a terrible deal for the British economy, warning it could cut up to 4,000 jobs if the UK chooses to leave the European Union later this month.Speaking alongside Chancellor George Osborne in Bournemouth on Friday (3 June), JP Morgans chief executive Jamie Dimon indicated the bank may have no choice but to reorganise our business model here should the Leave campaign have its way at the 23 June referendum. Brexit could mean fewer JPMorgan jobs in the UK and more jobs in Europe, he added.The lender, the worlds sixth-largest bank by total assets, employs 18,000 people across its UK operations in Basingstoke, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Swindon and London, which serves as JP Morgans European headquarters.However, Dimon warned the workforce would suffer a drastic cull in the event of a Brexit, with up to 4,000 jobs potentially set to go.After a Brexit we cannot do it all here and we will have to start planning for that, he said. I dont know if it means 1,000 jobs, 2,000 jobs – it could be as many as 4,000, and they will be jobs all around the UK.If the EU says anybody who does business as a bank with an EU company has to be based in the EU, youre talking about 3,000-4,000 JP Morgan jobs.The American lender is the biggest private employer in Dorset and Dimon conceded that, should Britain leave the 28-country bloc, the process of reorganising its operations in the UK could begin as soon as the 24 June.At a minimum, a Brexit will result in years of uncertainty and I believe that this uncertainty will hurt the economies of both Britain and the European Union, Dimon said.In a bad scenario — and this is not the worst-case scenario — trade retaliation against Britain by countries in the European Union is possible, even though this would not be in their own self-interest.The Chancellor stressed it was time for the Leave campaign to stop telling voters that jobs would be more secure outside the EU.Today, 10 of the largest companies in our services sector […] are all telling us that there will be damage to our economy and jobs will be at risk if we leave the EU, Osborne said.Lets end this deception that somehow if you quit the EU jobs wont be at risk. Our analysis shows in the services sector alone 400,000 jobs could be at risk.However, Steve Baker MP, a spokesman for the pro-Brexit movement urged the Remain campaign to engage in a honest discussion.The British people will not be bullied into voting to hand more money and more power to Brussels by someone whose bonus would make even some eurocrats eyes water and whose bank helped crash the economy, he said.Its time for the In campaign to engage in an honest debate, not make unsubstantiated and illogical threats which are the real danger to our economy.last_img read more

Minor girl abducted from Dhamrai

first_img.A minor girl has been abducted allegedly by his cousin from Katabar area in Dhamrai upazila of Savar, reports news agency UNB.Amena Akhter, 4, daughter of Babul Miah of Dakhshin Katabar village in Bharadi union, went missing after her paternal cousin, Beauty Akhter, took her outside for a walk on Friday said Dhamrai police station officer-in-charge Rezaul Haque.Amena’s father filed an abduction case on Monday night as the family members failed to trace her in the last three days.Meanwhile, police arrested Beauty but could not yet rescue the little girl.last_img read more

Prosecutor Man Accused Of Killing 6 In Spring In 2014 Fueled By

first_imgAP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Brett Coomer, PoolThis file photo shows Ronald Lee Haskell collapsing as he appeared in court on Friday, July 11, 2014, in Houston. Haskell is accused of killing his ex-wife’s sister, Katie Stay, her husband and the children, ranging in age from 4 to 14, after binding and putting them face-down on the floor of their suburban Houston home.A man traveled from California to suburban Houston in 2014 and stalked his ex-wife’s family for two days before killing six of them as part of his plan to harm anyone who had helped his former spouse, a Texas prosecutor told jurors Monday.Harris County prosecutor Samantha Knecht made the assertion during opening statements in the capital murder trial of Ronald Lee Haskell. Knecht added that Haskell created a meticulous plot in which he would kill his ex-wife’s entire family. “This was a plan created in anger and fueled by vengeance,” said Knecht.Haskell’s defense attorney, Douglas Durham, told jurors that Haskell was not responsible for his actions because before the shooting, he had “spiraled down into very severe mental illness.”Knecht told the jury that Haskell’s marriage had ended after accusations of domestic violence and that his ex-wife and his children had moved to Texas to be with her family.As he lived with his parents in California, Haskell hatched a plan to go to Texas and harm his ex-wife’s family, the prosecutor said.From California, Haskell stopped in Utah and stole a gun from an ex-girlfriend. He also bought over 200 rounds of ammunition, according to Knecht.On the day of the shooting, Haskell posed as a FedEx driver and made his way into the Spring home of Stephen and Katie Stay — his ex-wife’s sister. The couple’s five children were alone at the time and he held them at gunpoint until their parents returned, Knecht said.After Stephen and Katie Stay returned to their Houston-area home, Haskell fatally shot the couple along with four of their children, ranging in ages from 4 to 13 years. The couple’s oldest daughter, then-15-year-old Cassidy Stay, was also shot in the head but she survived by playing dead.After Haskell left, Knecht said the girl called police to warn that Haskell intended to go to her grandparents’ house next.Haskell, 39, took the Stays’ vehicle and was near the home of his ex-wife’s parents when police cornered him. He then tried going to the home of his ex-wife’s brother before officers eventually took him into custody.Jurors on Monday also heard the 911 call from Cassidy Stay.In the call, Cassidy can be heard yelling and crying as she tells an operator that “my entire family has been shot.” She named Haskell as the shooter and, at one point, described how one of her family members was gasping for breath.Prosecutors say Cassidy Stay was expected to testify this week.Lt. B. Gheen, with the Harris County Precinct 4 Constable’s Office, described the scene at the home when he first arrived as frantic with “lots of blood, bodies lying on the ground.”Durham said that Haskell admits to killing the six but said he was severely mentally ill and didn’t know his actions were wrong.Haskell was a “very troubled and sick individual” who heard voices telling him that his family would return to him if he killed the Stays, Durham said.Haskell had been hospitalized at least six times and had received inconsistent medical treatment but was trying to get help, Durham said.Throughout Monday’s proceedings, Haskell kept looking down at the floor. Durham later told reporters that Haskell is medicated and sedated.Durham declined to comment when asked if Haskell was remorseful.Testimony was to resume on Tuesday. The trial could last up to two months.Haskell faces the death penalty if convicted of capital murder.___This story has been corrected to show that the accused shooter traveled from California and not Utah to suburban Houston, and that the accused shooter had lived with his family in California and not Utah. Sharelast_img read more

How do I get my foot in the door as a web

first_imgAugust 6, 2007 Enroll Now for Free Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. min read The answer depends on what door you want to get into.If you want to create your own opportunities, build some of your own websites and experiment with driving traffic and dabble in affiliate marketing. There’s nothing like real-life experience to understand what will bring visitors and how design and navigation influences visitor behavior. If you want to work with a design firm, you can get your foot in the door with internships or by networking with existing company employees. If you don’t have any work experience, building some of your own sites as mentioned above will help to convince prospective employers that you have the skills necessary to succeed.last_img read more

Im a trans man Muslim and poor this what life is like

first_imgShare this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… I come from a lower middle class Muslim family.Navigating any queer space has been a challenge because of my religion and also because of my class. In queer circles there is a vicious game of privileges that is played out in various contexts.There are some people who recognize their privileges and some just don’t care about even acknowledging it. And for people like me who do not have many privileges, we struggle to navigate in these spaces not only because I want my story or my experiences to be heard from me or in my words but also because I am looking for respect and acceptance for me in the way I am.Lower caste beginningsMy father comes from a poor dalit family in Kolkata where the houses end before they even start.There were eight to 10 people living in one room. Kids start working before even hitting puberty.My father changed his surname on documents to leave his caste behind because the caste system was very brutal.He joined the Air Force and started living in air force camps. I was born in a defense hospital. Because of his job, we shifted homes often and I have lived in many parts of the country.Welcome to the queer worldWhen I was in my early 20’s I was introduced to the queer world.Being a newbie at that time I saw a lot of factionalism and also that there were very few people who would actually want to interact with a newbie.Eventually, after sometime, I was introduced to trans community and then I started my transition. I was never ashamed of being a Muslim and a lower middle class guy.After that, I started dating an upper class cis woman who is also an activist and that’s when many things began to change.I remember when I was added to this all transmen Whatsapp informal group, a guy started messaging in the group that Islam is bad and conservative and started asking me questions about my religion.Well that was not the first time I was supposed to be defensive as a Muslim, however it was the first time in the queer community. Such incidents have become a common sight for me. GAYSTARNEWS- eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Gay guy attacked with rocks after leaving queer festival Mighty HooplaTrans poet returns to scene of crime months after bigoted burger attackHow I’m fighting the feminists who are crowdfunding money for transphobiaRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/im-a-trans-man-muslim-and-poor-this-what-life-is-like-for-me/center_img Also in the queer community there are people who fetishize Muslim people.I mean I am just like everybody else – I eat, I drink and I poop. Sometimes I have also become a token for people to prove or portray themselves as a secular person because being friends with someone Muslim does make you a secular person- right!Class in the queer worldIf you think religion is a tricky subject then wait for class.Class in queer community is something that is interesting as well as frustrating. Class is also measured by how fluent and lavish your English is. I can write, speak and understand English.However, I am not very good in English because I did my graduation via distance learning. Apart from that, I seriously cannot understand many words spoken in activist circles .If only they had a crash course on how to be activist and articulate in activist language.People like me try to wear expensive clothes and stuff so that they don’t look middle or lower class as people in queer community have this habit of looking down on people who do not have the same class as them.Am I an activist?I never like this word activist when it is used for me as I have seen mostly upper class and upper caste people doing activism.I rarely find people from lower classes as activists.First of all, we do not have the language and since we don’t know the ‘activist language’, it is really hard to grab people’s attention and make them listen to what we want to say.Also if you do not know the activist language, you do not fit in the activist circles. Moreover, I do not have money and spare time to do activism. I spend most of my time working hard to earn my bread and butter and because I come from a lower middle class family, I can’t expect my father to support me financially too.This piece originally appeared in Gaylaxy and has been republished here with permission.Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . Jamal Siddiqui. | Photo: Gaylaxy Jamal Siddiqui is a Muslim, lower middle class trans man in India, here he shares his story of navigating the queer world while navigating the intersections of his identity.last_img read more

Dutch firms look at feasibility of Nicaragua canal

first_img Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family Infrastructure company Royal HaaskoningDHV and Ecorys said Monday they will complete their study by early 2013. The Nicaraguan government has loosely estimated construction costs at $20 billion and would seek international investors.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Arizona families, Arizona farms: providing the local community with responsibly produced dairy More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements Top Stories Sponsored Stories Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debatescenter_img How Arizona is preparing the leader of the next generation AMSTERDAM (AP) – Two Dutch companies say they have been awarded a $720,000 ((EURO)587,000) contract by the Nicaraguan government to study the feasibility of building a rival to the Panama canal that would travel through Nicaragua and Costa Rica.Since the early 1800s, the so-called “Nicaragua Canal” has been considered a serious possibility as a route that could link the Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Sea, though the Panama Canal ultimately won out. Some experts believe the growth of global shipping means that two canals through Central America would benefit the industry, especially if a Nicaragua Canal could accommodate larger ships. New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths Comments   Share   How do cataracts affect your vision?last_img read more

Hobart here we come Tiger

first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: N.J For the first time in up to a year Tiger Airways has touched down in Hobart as part of returning operations to the Tasmanian city since its forced one-month suspension last year.Arriving with a Tiger team including chief executive Andrew David, the announcement comes almost a year after the Civil Aviation Safety Authority of Australia grounded the airline’s operations due to safety concerns.Although twice daily flights to Hobart from Melbourne officially commence 1 November this year, Tiger Airways chief executive Andrew David said there was potential for the services to expand to three times daily return during the busier parts of the year.Adding up to 5,000 visitor seats to Hobart Airport per week, the properties chief executive Rod Parry said the flights would “stimulate” the domestic market.”Not only does it provide more choices for everyone, but it also brings more competition for access between Tasmania and the mainland,” Minister for Tourism Scott Bacon said. “Sufficient and reliable access to our island state isn’t just important for tourism, it’s a fundamental requirement for our economy and our community.”Tourism Tasmania will continue to work closely with Tiger on cooperative marketing activities and other in-kind support to help ensure their new Tasmanian service gets off to a flying start in November.”While the airline prepares for its return to Tasmania, Tiger’s head hinted that more flight announcements could be around the corner.”There are many other destinations around Australia which are also keen for Tiger’s return or commencement of services,” concluded Mr. David. “We continue to talk to tourism and airport partners around the country and will be making further announcements in due course.”last_img read more

FILE This Oct 9 2018 file photo shows Kim Kard

first_img FILE – This Oct. 9, 2018 file photo shows Kim Kardashian West at the Tiffany & Co. 2018 Blue Book Collection: The Four Seasons of Tiffany celebration in New York. Oxygen Media said Tuesday, May 7, 2019, that it has greenlighted a two-hour documentary that will capture Kardashian West’s efforts to free prisoners she believes were wrongly accused of crimes.(Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File) by The Associated Press Posted May 10, 2019 9:52 am PDT NEW YORK — Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West have welcomed their fourth child, a boy born via surrogate.Kardashian West tweet Friday: “He’s here and he’s perfect!” A spokeswoman said in an email, “They are not sharing any additional details at this time.”The new baby joins North, Saint and Chicago. Chicago, who’s a year and a half, was also born via a gestational carrier. North, the oldest, is five. The new baby is the couple’s second son after Saint.The birth comes after Kardashian West disclosed she’s studying to be a lawyer through California rules that allow for professional mentorship over law school.The Associated Press AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email He’s here! Kim Kardashian West, Kanye West welcome baby boylast_img read more