Ford distances himself from woman known for extreme views after Opposition questions

first_imgTORONTO – Ontario Premier Doug Ford distanced himself Wednesday from a Toronto woman known for her extreme views following repeated Opposition questions about a photograph he took with her.Ford had been asked for three consecutive days at the legislature to denounce Faith Goldy, a former journalist and now controversial Toronto mayoral candidate, but had only said he was against hate speech.In a brief statement posted on Twitter Wednesday afternoon, the premier mentioned Goldy by name.“I have been clear,” Ford wrote. “I condemn hate speech, anti-Semitism and racism in all forms — be it from Faith Goldy or anyone else.”Shortly after Ford’s tweet, Goldy issued one of her own.“Proud to stand up for all Canadians alongside ya, Doug!” she wrote.Goldy and her supporters had posed for a photograph with the premier over the weekend at an annual gathering known as Ford Fest.The NDP had pressed Ford repeatedly to condemn Goldy after the event, saying she promotes white nationalist views and supports neo-Nazis.In response, Ford had voiced his opposition to hate speech in general.“I totally denounce — I repeat denounce, denounce, denounce — anyone who wants to talk hate speech,” he had said in the legislature Tuesday.NDP Leader Andrea Horwath had said Ford needed to address the issue directly.“The reality is the premier was taking pictures with someone who is a self-proclaimed white supremacist, someone who is tied to neo-Nazi groups,” she said. “The leader of our province should be very vocal in distancing himself from this woman.”Earlier in the day the NDP legislator Laura Mae Lindo asked the head of the government’s anti-racism directorate, Minister Michael Tibollo, if he believed Ford should denounce Goldy, adding that the woman’s photo with the premier was being used as a “de facto endorsement of her (mayoral) campaign by the premier.”Tibollo said there is no place for racism in the province and the government is actively pursing policies to fight it.“I would encourage you and I encourage anyone else interested in pursuing those issues, really pursuing the issues, not to try to gain political advantage in a situation where it’s not necessary, to work with us and find a solution that is good for the entire province,” Tibollo told the NDP legislator. “That’s what we should be doing.”last_img read more

Consular officials in China meet with Kovrig Global Affairs Canada says

first_imgOTTAWA — Global Affairs Canada says it met Monday with one of two Canadians detained in China since December.An update from the department said consular officials in China had their fourth visit with Michael Kovrig since his arrest, but aren’t saying much else about the visit.Global Affairs Canada said visits generally include assessing the well-being of a Canadian citizen, seeking medical attention where required, and acting as a link between the Canadian and their loved ones.The department’s statement says the government remains concerned by China’s “arbitrary detention” of Kovrig and fellow Canadian Michael Spavor.Canadian officials continue to call for their immediate release.Kovrig and Spavor haven’t been formally charged with anything, have been denied access to lawyers, and are allowed only monthly access by Canadian diplomats.Canadian officials have complained the two are being held in retaliation for the arrest of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou under an extradition request from the United States.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Hizbul terrorist involved in jawan Aurangzebs death among 4 killed

first_imgSrinagar: Four militants, including the one who was part of a group of ultras involved in the killing of Army jawan Aurangzeb last year, were Saturday gunned down in two separate encounters in Pulwama and Baramulla districts of Jammu and Kashmir, police said.While three Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) militants were killed in a pre-dawn operation by security forces in Pulwama district of south Kashmir, another militant was killed in Sopore town of Baramulla, a police spokesman said. Also Read – Personal life needs to be respected: Cong on reports of Rahul’s visit abroadHe said based on a credible input, a cordon and search operation was launched by police and security forces in the early hours of Saturday in the Panzgam area of Awantipora in Pulwama. During the search operation, the hiding militants fired on the search party of the forces, who retaliated, leading to an encounter, he said. In the ensuing encounter, the spokesman said, three militants were killed. He said they have been identified as Showkat Dar of Panzgam, Irfan War of Wadoora Payeen, Sopore, and Muzaffar Sheikh of Tahab, Pulwama. Also Read – Firms staying closed 10 days a month due to recession, govt doing nothing: Priyanka Gandhi”All the three killed terrorists, according to the police records, were affiliated with proscribed terror outfit HM. They were wanted by law for their complicity in a series of terror crimes, including attack on security establishments and civilian atrocities. Several terror crime cases were registered against them,” he said. As per police records, the spokesman said, Dar had a long history of terror crime records. “He was involved in planning and executing series of terror attacks in the area and many other civilian atrocities. He was part of a group involved in the killing of Army jawan Aurangzeb in 2018. He was also involved in the killing of a policeman Aqib Ahmad Wagay last year. Several terror crime cases were registered against him,” he said. Aurangzeb was abducted and later killed by militants in Pulwama in June last year while he was on his way to home in Poonch for celebrating Eid. The spokesman said War was part of terror groups responsible for conspiring and executing attacks on security establishments and civilian atrocities in the area. “Accordingly, terror crime cases were registered against him (War),” he said. “Similarly, Sheikh, as per police records, was also involved in several terror attacks on security establishments in the area. Several criminal cases were registered against him for terrorist activities,” he added. Incriminating material, including arms and ammunition, were recovered from the site of the encounter, the spokesman said. Police have registered a case and the material has been taken in the case records for the purpose of investigation, he added.last_img read more

Morocco Unveils Official 2026 World Cup Bid Logo

Rabat – Morocco’s 2026 World Cup bid committee revealed its official logo at a press conference Casablanca on Tuesday.The conference served as an opportunity to discuss key components of Morocco’s 2026 bid, such as the logo and slogan “Bidding Nations.”According to Maghreb Arab Press (MAP), “the logo reflects the country’s national unity and plural identity.” The logo has sparked mockery and criticism on social media, as many Moroccan Twitter and Facebook users express their disappointment.#THELAUNCHWelcome to the official English language Twitter account of the Moroccan bid for the 2026 FIFA World Cup #Morocco2026 ??— Morocco 2026 (@Morocco2026_EN) January 23, 2018“Morocco deserves better than this,” one tweet stated a tweep.LE COMITE DE CANDIDATURE POUR LA COUPE DU MONDE 2026 DE FOOTBALL (MONDIAL-2026) DEVOILE A CASABLANCA LE LOGO DE LA CAMPAGNE DU MAROC POUR OBTENIR L’ORGANISATION DE CETTE IMPORTANTE MANIFESTATION— Arryadia (@arryadiatv) January 23, 2018Non mais sérieusement le logo de la candidature du Maroc à la Coupe du Monde 2026, on dirait qu’il est fait avec Microsoft Paint et une police Arial…— AfricaFootballDaily (@AfricaFootDaily) January 23, 2018On vient de loin quand même si on compare le nouveau logo à celui de notre candidature à l’organisation de la Coupe du Monde 1998— SiMov (@SiMo___H) January 23, 2018Moulay Hafid Elalamy, the chairman of Morocco’s 2026 World Cup bid committee, led the Casablanca meeting attended by Fouzi Lekjaa, the president of Morocco’s Royal Football Federation and Rachid Talbi El Alami, the Minister of Youth and Sports. read more

Man arrested by NYPD after explosion near Times Square

The New York Police Department says a man is in custody following an explosion near Times Square. Officers responded to reports of an explosion around 7:30 a.m. Monday near the Port Authority bus terminal.Some of the subway lines that pass beneath the bus terminal have been delayed and are bypassing the terminal. Several passengers have been evacuated as a precaution.Police say four people suffered non-life threatening injuries.A 27-year-old man was found at the scene with burns and wounds to his body. “Investigation at the scene indicates that this male was wearing an improvised explosive device attached to his body. This device was intentionally detonated by the subject,” said New York Police Commissioner James P. O’Neill. “This incident was captured on transit system video. A further review and interview of witnesses is underway.”#HappeningNow: @NYCMayor, @NYPDONeill, @FDNY, @NewYorkFBI and @NYGovCuomo update New Yorkers on explosion at #PortAuthority— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) December 11, 2017 read more

Unsportsmanlike penalties frustrate Buckeyes

Receiver DeVier Posey thought he had redeemed himself of a dropped touchdown pass last week against Iowa when he connected with quarterback Terrelle Pryor on third down and ran the ball into the end zone to put the Buckeyes up 24-7 over Michigan just before halftime. He even threw up his hands toward the crowd creating a “Block O” with his gloves that Nike had specially designed for that purpose. “The gloves had a black ‘Block O’ on the inside when you put your hands together and so that’s what (Posey) was trying to do,” receiver Dane Sanzenbacher said. But he didn’t celebrate his redemption for long. The referee gave Posey a 15-yard penalty for excessive celebration. The call wasn’t explained until later, when offensive lineman Mike Adams brought his hands together and flashed the stands a “Block O” and received the same penalty, which the referee described as “showing a sign to the crowd.” “They didn’t want any hand gestures to the crowd, just celebrating with your teammates,” Sanzenbacher said. “We should have learned the first time they called us on it, but we didn’t.” During both subsequent kickoffs, the Buckeyes had to kick from their own 15-yard line instead of their 30-yard line. The gloves were a part of the Nike Pro Combat uniforms designed to honor the 1942 national championship Buckeye squad. Nike designed uniforms with a similar concept for several other teams and has used the gloves to send signals before, including when Alabama’s gloves displayed an “A” during last year’s BCS National Championship Game. “I think it’s safe to say that we will never wear gloves with anything on it again,” Sanzenbacher said. read more

First jet cargo carriers to equip with bulk fuel delivery system for

first_imgNolinor Aviation in Quebec is deploying  the award-winning Bulk Aviation Transportation Tank (BATT) on its Boeing 737 cargo aircraft.  Nolinor’s aircraft will be the first jet planes in the world equipped with the BATT which is a four-time award-winner for new technology development and a Canadian product that has revolutionised bulk fuel delivery to remote northern areas. “We’re delighted to be the first jet operator to use this new technology which provides a substantial advantage to our many valued clients in the north and across Canada,” says David Morgan, director of charter operations for Nolinor.“The speed at which our 737 jet travels, along with its payload capability of up to 4,200 gallons of fuel, allows customers to achieve new savings over the aircraft types that have been traditionally used to deliver bulk fuel,” says Morgan.  “This literally gives us the capability to deliver fuel to the top of the world, if needed, but mostly will allow mining and exploration customers a more cost-effective option with significant savings on their fuel delivery costs.”Nolinor’s 737-200 jet aircraft are capable of landing and taking off from runways made of gravel, pavement and even ice, on strips as short as 1,525 m.  The jets operate with two crew members and carry payloads of up to 13,605 kg.With many communities and commercial operations located in remote areas with little infrastructure, fuel supply is a critical aspect of sustainable development.  Initially developed as a tool for South American law enforcement drug interdiction operations, the BATT is the world’s first collapsible fuel tank, specifically engineered to each aircraft’s interior.  Instead of rigid fuel drums that can leak and damage aircraft interiors, the BATT is soft-sided, double-baffled for safety and customised to fill the fuselage area correctly.  The BATT is approved for use by Transport Canada.  Once the fuel from the BATT reaches its destination and is unloaded, the air carrier can easily roll the tank up, store it and re-use the same floor space on the return flight out for other cargo such as core samples.  This feature significantly reduces the cost of bulk fuel delivery.  The BATT is manufactured in Canada by SEI Industries.last_img read more

BPI and Manitou develop batterypowered telehandler

first_imgBattery Power Industries (BPI) has provided the battery drive system for Manitou Southern Africa’s first electric telehandler.Manitou’s battery driven telehandler, the first of its kind, was unveiled earlier this year at Electra Mining Africa 2018, and has already found its first customer, mining infrastructure construction firm TDS Projects Construction.BPI designed and implemented the conversion of the telehandler from a diesel driven system to a fully electric system using lithium-ion battery technology.A South Africa OEM specialising in the development of battery energy systems, electrical traction systems and high speed charging systems for underground mining equipment, BPI was launched in 2018.Calvin Coetzee, BPI Managing Director, said: “We were approached by TDS Projects Construction to design an electrical system for the MHT-790E electric telescopic handler to address their need to eliminate fatigue in the mines associated with diesel particulate emissions, particularly in tight and closed off areas. This is one of many common challenges facing the mining industry that our technology is able to address.”The transporting of fuel to refuel diesel machines is also challenging in terms of time, cost and accessibility and can be solved by the switch from conventional diesel to electric systems, according to Coetzee.“Electric machines and equipment can solve these problems without the loss of power or production time. All of this is perfectly illustrated in the MHT-790E electric telescopic handler,” he said.The MHT-790E electric telescopic handler has a lifting capacity of up to 9 t and a lifting height of up to 6.84 m. The machine is powered by a LiFePO4 (Lithium Iron Phosphate) battery, known to be one of the safest battery chemistry compositions for its thermal and chemical stability, according to BPI.The additional advantages of using this type of battery include its low cost, non-toxicity, the natural abundance of iron, safety characteristics and electrochemical performance, according to Coetzee.“In the MHT-790E electric telescopic handler all of these advantages culminate into a machine with zero emissions and far less heat being produced which protects the health and safety of those working in confined areas such as tunnels and mines.“It also has a long battery life expectancy of 3,000 cycles and continuous battery shift time of eight hours, combined with a high speed charging time of 90 minutes or on-board charging time of eight hours, to ensure an uninterrupted work shift,” Coetzee adds.BPI’s system addresses mining ventilation as well. The heat produced by machinery working underground puts pressure on ventilation systems resulting in additional costs for system upgrades.“Due to the fact that it emits far less heat than a conventional diesel driven machine, the MHT-790E does not put pressure on these systems, resulting in savings on fuel needed to support ventilation as well as savings in upgrade costs,” Coetzee says.This was achieved with the machine’s built-in active air-cooling system which is completely sealed and cools the air down to keep the battery temperature at optimum levels while the electric motor is cooled via a water cooling method. This system is part of BPI’s ultra-safe design approach to all systems.Additional safety features built into the MHT-790E telehandler include various detection systems, ensuring that the vehicle slows down should a person, vehicle or obstacle be detected, thus reducing the possibility of accidents. The battery pack included in the MHT-790E is also 3G impact rated, protecting it in the unlikely event of an accident. An automatic fire detection and suppression system specifically designed for lithium-ion battery systems also forms part of the system allowing for the detection and protection of any electrical sparks and smoke, or short circuit overload that may occur.“BPI’s main objective is to remove all emissions and harmful equipment from use in mining operations as part of our innovation-led approach to sustainable mining. This approach involves the application of cutting-edge technology to address mining’s major challenges,” Coetzee said.“We firmly believe that our designs are able to outperform traditional diesel-fuelled vehicles on the market and achieve considerable energy cost savings and lower overall machine costs. The launch of the Manitou’s MHT-790E electric telehandler affords us the opportunity to have the return of investment on our electric vehicle systems field proven.”According to Manitou, the MHT-790E electric telehandler offers a return on investment over a period of just two-to-four years.Manitou Southern Africa states: “Savings on fuel, possible fuel rebates and reduced maintenance costs, as opposed to maintenance on a diesel powered vehicle, all contribute to the cost effectiveness of the machine. The estimated running cost of the MHT-790E is 32% of a diesel equivalent which, combined with the multi-functionality of a telescopic handler and an array of available attachments, is a truly cost effective solution for the mining and construction industries.”BPI’s team was challenged with a turnaround time of just three months to complete the project – from conceptualization through to design, procurement, manufacturing construction, assembly and, finally, commissioning.The first MHT-790E electric telehandler was purchased by TDS Projects Construction, who will be using it in its underground operations.IM is running The Electric Mine conference in Toronto on April 4-5, 2019, which will cover battery-powered technologies for both open pit and underground mines. To find out more about the event, please click here.last_img read more

NSA sniffs almost 30 petabytes of data every day

first_imgDon’t panic, the NSA says. Its base-level snooping only touches 1.6% of the total traffic on the Internet each day, and that certainly doesn’t sound too bad, at least not until you consider just how much 1.6% actually is.That means the NSA is slurping up 29 petabytes every single day. To put that into perspective, that’s how much data Facebook had to look after when it moved its server cluster back in 2011 — and that consisted of more than 2,000 physical machines.Facebook was smaller two years ago, but it still had almost 150 million users from the US alone and a boatload of status updates, photos, and other data to look after. Knowing that the NSA is processing that much data every day is unsettling, to say the least.Here’s some more food for thought. Back in 2008, Google was already processing 20 petabytes per day across its various services. It’s now five years later and it’s safe to assume that the company is handling a whole lot more data now, what with hundreds of millions of active Android and Chrome users now part of the collective.Organizations with a vested interest in data can process massive amounts of it in a hurry, and they’re doing it all the time. Ultimately, it may not be such a big deal that the NSA skims almost one exabyte every five weeks.What’s critical is understanding what the NSA is actually doing with all that data at its fancy new facility. Just like Google only takes a cursory look at the contents of your Gmail to serve up targeted ads, the NSA claims that it’s not really doing anything with the bulk of that data.Of the 29 petabytes processed “only 0.025% is actually selected for review,” according to an official statement. That translates to 0.00004% of total Internet traffic that gets earmarked for analysis.Still, that’s 7.4 terabytes of data being reviewed every single day by Big Brother. Do you really feel any better about that simply because it’s expressed as a minute percentage? The NSA’s probably hoping you do.last_img read more

We feel we deserve everything and equate happiness to things so I

first_img Lisa Regan ‘We feel we deserve everything and equate happiness to things, so I gave up shopping for a year’ Lisa Regan decided to give up shopping for a year and says the experience was priceless. Saturday 24 Feb 2018, 9:15 AM 61,636 Views Share554 Tweet Email7 Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlecenter_img Feb 24th 2018, 9:16 AM WHEN YOU TELL people you stopped shopping for an entire year they mainly look at you with a confused head. Then the questions start: Why do this? What exactly does no shopping mean? And why again?I decided to stop shopping after watching a documentary on living a simpler life. I realised that perhaps I do equate a lot of happiness to new and in material things, more so than I thought.I have six pairs of runners, why? This is now the society we live in. More is better, want overrides need and we feel we deserve everything we want.Step in the ‘no shopping for one-year’ rule and off I went on 1 January 2017. It began similar to a diet when you have the high of beginning something new, you feel you could take over the world and you can’t understand why you hadn’t done this years ago.This high doesn’t last long, especially when you find yourself strolling through the shops on a casual Friday evening and you remember you can’t buy anything, so this place is no longer for you.Distraction One of my main saving graces for the year was not going into shops. After two months I didn’t even miss the browse, I actually forgot about shopping.It took a full two months for the cravings to pass. One thing I really missed was getting sports clothing and runners. I train 7-10 times per week so I really value my training clothes. Again, I went back to what I had and I realised I already have far too much. The year passed and there were still some training tops I didn’t wear, what does that say? An awful lot I think.Wanting new clothes for events is another thing that we justify to ourselves, we need that dress for the wedding, for the ball, for the night out … when really, we don’t.I have realised that constantly buying new clothes is a mask of sorts for some other area in our lives that might be lacking. You know the questions you don’t want to ask yourself or the niggles of your mind? Sure buy the new dress and then that won’t be on your mind.PricelessGiving up something or taking on a new challenge is always a good idea. Even if you’re not successful. I live by the expression that it’s better to try and fail, than to never try at all.The fear of doing the things we don’t normally do can be crippling. Our lives are now played out on social media, so never do we know more (or think we know more) about people.Really, we just see the best side of life, the carefully portrayed best side. So, this all lends to the need to always have new things, look great and buy the new dress. You feel you couldn’t wear the new dress twice, sure wasn’t it on Instagram last week … hashtag throwback to the last event #ThatDressOwesYouNothing.Since finishing the year it took me sometime to begin to even think about shopping again. The lure of it still hasn’t come back which I’m happy about.I needed new runners and I bought a pair last week but it wasn’t impulsive. I went in and tried on a few but then I left, slept on it and bought them the next day.The year has definitely changed my need to buy, my constant need for new.Giving up or even curtailing your spending on material goods is definitely more than worth a shot. You’ll feel a difference by stepping back, not going for the browse and investing the time spent there in yourself and not on those new clothes.Lisa Regan, is the Managing Director of Lisa Regan Public Relations LTD a niche public relations firm in Galway. By Lisa Regan 39 Comments last_img read more

En images des abeilles qui bâtissent des nids en pétales de fleurs

first_imgEn images : des abeilles qui bâtissent des nids en pétales de fleursTurquie – Toutes les abeilles ne vivent pas en colonie dans des nids faits de cire. Découverte dans la province turque d’Antalya, l’espèce Osmia avoseta vit en solitaire, dans un nid étonnant, construit avec des pétales de fleurs colorés. Osmia avoseta vit seule, comme 75% des quelques 20.000 espèces d’abeilles recensées dans le monde. Son nid mesure de 1,5 à 5 centimètres et est aménagé sous la terre. Caractéristique remarquable : les femelles l’élaborent grâce à des pétales de fleurs se chevauchant de bas en haut. Cette première couche de pétales est ensuite recouverte d’une fine épaisseur d’argile, à son tour enrobée d’une seconde couche de pétales.  À lire aussiIl laisse une fourmi coupe-feuille lui découper le doigtAprès avoir empli les une ou deux chambres que contient le nid de nectar et de pollen, la femelle y dépose un œuf unique, puis scelle l’ouverture supérieure de cette nursery florale en repliant les pétales et en les collant à l’aide de boue. Ainsi protégées des prédateurs, les larves éclosent, dévorent les provisions de leur chambre et se transforment en nymphes pour un sommeil de 10 mois, jusqu’à leur sortie au printemps suivant. “L’architecture de ces nids est, dans son ensemble, assez remarquable” s’enthousiasme Jerome Rozen, chercheur et conservateur en zoologie des invertébrés au muséum d’histoire naturelle de New York. Voir les images : 14 mai 2010 à 12:29 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Une nouvelle piste de traitement contre le diabète

first_imgUne nouvelle piste de traitement contre le diabète ? Des chercheurs californiens ont mis au point un anticorps, qui injecté à des souris, a permis de faire diminuer leur taux de sucre et de leur faire perdre du poids. Non inné, le diabète de type 2 survient généralement chez certaines personnes à l’âge adulte, en particulier chez celles qui souffrent de surpoids ou d’obésité. Il se développe lorsque les cellules de l’organisme ne répondent plus aussi efficacement à l’insuline, hormone qui régule normalement la glycémie. Cette insulinorésistance entraine le sucre à s’accumuler dans la circulation sanguine au lieu de pénétrer dans les cellules, causant des altérations des vaisseaux sanguins, du cœur ou des nerfs.À lire aussiDiabète de type 1 : symptômes, causes, définition, qu’est-ce-que c’est ?En étudiant la maladie, les chercheurs se sont aperçus que cette forme était liée à une famille de facteurs de croissance du fibroblaste, appelés FGF, et à ses récepteurs, rapporte Science et avenir. Ainsi, ces éléments constituent une piste prometteuse dans la lutte contre le diabète et les maladies qu’il peut engendrer comme l’obésité. De précédentes études avaient par exemple démontré que le facteur FGF21 permettaient à des souris diabétiques et en surpoids de retrouver un métabolisme normal et de perdre du poids. Au vu de ces résultats, les scientifiques avaient donc espéré que la facteur aurait également un effet positif chez l’homme mais ça n’a pas été le cas. Toutefois, des chercheurs californiens ont décidé de persévérer dans cette voie et ont mis au point un anticorps qui mime le FGF21 en se liant à FGFR1, l’un des récepteurs du facteur de croissance présent dans le pancréas et les tissus adipeux. Une glycémie redevenue normale Injecté chez des souris diabétiques, cet anticorps a permis aux rongeurs de voir leur taux de sucre revenir à un niveau normal et leur a également fait perdre du poids, d’après les résultats publiés dans la revue Science Translational Medicine. Désormais, l’équipe américain espère donc pouvoir tester la technique chez l’homme et obtenir de bons résultats. D’autant plus que le procédé présente déjà un avantage : l’anticorps peut être produit facilement et il reste suffisamment longtemps actif dans le sang pour constituer un réel traitement. Le 16 décembre 2011 à 11:52 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Alvaro Morata planned to leave Chelsea to Madrid

first_imgChelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has revealed that Alvaro Morata wanted to leave the club, ahead of his potential move to Atletico Madrid.However, Sarri explained that the decision to sign Gonzalo Higuain on loan from Juventus was in part forced by Morata’s desire to leave Stamford Bridge.The Spain international cost a then club record £60 million when he joined the Blues from Real Madrid in July 2017, but now seems set for a loan move back to the Spanish capital to make way for Higuain.Gerard Pique, Neymar, BarcelonaLa Liga Betting: Match-day 4 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Despite it being very early into La Liga season, both Barcelona and Real Madrid have had unprecedented starts to their campaigns. With this in…“I think that Morata is a very good player. I think that Morata has the characteristics for playing in my team,” said Sarri, according to France24.“But Morata, one month ago, said he wanted to play in another team. So it was really very difficult for him to give us the 100 percent for his mental situation, I think.”“From the physical and technical point of view, he is a very good player and suitable for my football. But the situation changed in the last month. So we needed to change.”last_img read more

Spalletti on Inters loss and the future of Perisic

first_imgInter Milan’s boss Luciano Spalletti explained the situation surrounding the future of Ivan Perisic after his side’s narrow 1-0 loss to Torino.Torino secured three points thanks to Armando Izzo’s header which extended Inter’s winless run in their two Serie A games of 2019.However, reports of Perisic’s exit that was later confirmed by director Beppe Marotta changed the atmosphere prior to kick-off.“It’s quite simple. Players can say what they want, but they are employees, they have signed contracts and in order to leave, they need someone willing to pay for them,” the Coach told Football Italia.“You can’t leave for free and with your salary paid by someone else. If, as Marotta said, he doesn’t want to play, then clearly he’ll be left out. That’s not a problem for me.Romelu Lukaku, Inter MilanLukaku backed to beat Ronaldo in Serie A scoring charts Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Former Inter Milan star Andy van der Meyde is confident Romelu Lukaku will outscore Cristiano Ronaldo in this season’s Serie A.“Someone who cannot contribute to the team has to stay out.”Benching Perisic was also one of the reasons for the change in formation to 3-5-2 against Walter Mazzarri’s Torino.“I changed the wingers with two strikers, because I didn’t have many wingers at my disposal. Perisic is indisposed, we risked Matteo Politano at the end because he wasn’t well, while Keita is out.“We made a different choice, based on physicality and not losing individual duels, so we could create chances for the front two. We got a couple of situations wrong, then when Toro clammed up after the goal, it became more difficult.“Now we’ve got to get the team back in order based on the tactical principles we ha. We need everyone to do their job, because we were too sluggish in the tackles.”last_img read more

World class swim zone designated in TCI

first_img#MagneticMediaNews#WorldClassSwimZoneDesignatedInTCI#TurksAndCaicosGraceBaySwimZone Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, June 2nd 2017: TCI has now been added to the list of few places in the world that can boast of having a designated open water swim zone. The swim zone located in the Grace Bay area, has been designated by the Department of Environment and Coastal Resources (DECR). It runs 550 meters from the boat channel in front of Rickie’s Flamingo Cafe east to the rocky point in front of Coral House.The announcement made by TCI Swim Federation, which also requested the zone, anticipates the feat will expand swimming in TCI, as well as bring in visitors training for a triathlon or open water swim race event while on vacation.The zone is a safe one, as Standard marker buoys will be placed along the boundaries to inform boaters of no entry.TCI Swim Federation President Ben Stubenberg says the zone will help develop more TCI swimmers, as well as a benefit to local swim clubs and schools.Stubenberg anticipates the zone to garner a lot of attention in the international swim community, as it signals the TCI tapping into the sporting tourism sector, by providing another venue on the global map for such water sports.Already, the Swim Zone is used for the “Race for the Conch” which is set for July 1st and a seven- mile swim relay event from Pine Cay to Grace Bay Club on July 3rd. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppcenter_img Related Items:last_img read more

Deadline looms for Migrant workers in TCI

first_img Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #migrantworkers Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Turks and Caicos, August 11, 2017 – Providenciales – Monday is the deadline for any application for #migrantworkers and residents to be into the Ministry of Border Control and Employment.    A stern measure, announced by Government in the House of Assembly in late July is aimed at regularizing all residents.It was explained by Deputy Premier Sean Astwood that anyone found to be without legal status or proof that their papers are being processed, will be deported and placed on a stop list, which bars them from even legally entering the country.    Individuals without legal status in the Turks and Caicos were asked to leave the country voluntarily.A ban on all travel visas has also been presented along with a freeze on first time work permit applications.#MagneticMediaNewslast_img read more

Light rail opponents sue Vancouver in Superior Court

first_imgA group of residents who sponsored an anti-light rail initiative filed a lawsuit against the city of Vancouver Thursday in Clark County Superior Court, arguing the city council had no authority to refuse to place the measure on the ballot.The petitioners are Larry Patella, Debbie Peterson, Ralph Peabody, Charlie Stemper, Steve Herman and Don Yingling. In the lawsuit, written by Everett attorney Stephen Pidgeon, the petitioners ask a judge to rule that the proposed initiative “is within the scope of the initiative power as defined and declared in the Vancouver City Charter,” and that the proposed language is “clear and unambiguous.”Petitioners want a judge to order that the initiative must be on the Nov. 5 general election ballot.The initiative would create a city ordinance that would prohibit any city resources from being used to extend TriMet’s MAX line from Portland to Vancouver as part of the Columbia River Crossing. The city has 20 days to file a response, Assistant City Attorney Linda Marousek said Thursday, and then a date will be set for oral arguments.The deadline to submit November ballot measures to the Clark County Elections Office is Aug. 6. On advice of city attorneys, the city council had previously declined to put the matter on the ballot. A major reason city attorneys advised councilors to reject the ordinance was it went beyond the scope of initiative power, and while the lawsuit does challenge that contention, Pidgeon argued at length about the city’s opinion that the initiative wasn’t written in “clear and unambiguous language.”last_img read more

Melco Philippines defends tender offer price against criticism

first_img Travellers aiming to delist from Philippine Stock Exchange on 21 October RelatedPosts Melco International Development grants Evan Winkler HK$269 million share options Load More It follows MRP’s announcement earlier this month that it had requested to be delisted from the PSE and had been informed by its controlling shareholder, MCO (Philippines) Investments Limited, of the latter’s intention to conduct a public tender offer for up to 1.57 billion publically-owned and other MRP common shares at the Php7.25 offer price. MCO (Philippines) Investments Limited is the controlling shareholder of MRP with its 3.95 billion shares representing a 72.77% stake in the company.The Business Review article quoted a trader at Timson Securities, Inc, Jervin S. De Celis, who stated, “That’s an unfair price now that MRP is starting to earn money … the shareholders, who bought higher or held on to the IPO price, are the losers here.”It also quoted an equities trader at Diversified Securities, Inc., Aniceto K. Pangan, as stating, “It’s unfair for those investors who were offered a higher price during their IPO and follow on offering. Considering they stayed on and saw more of a long term investment from the company, then they are the ones who will lose money here.”In response, MRP stated this week that because it listed on the PSE through a backdoor listing in 2013, it never conducted an IPO and that the referred price of Php14 per share was through a private placement in April 2013.It added that the Php14 price was determined “based largely on market demand for the investment resulting from a marketing process conducted by international investment banks. Specifically, it was the result of a book building process and discussions among the Company, MCE (Philippines) Investment Limited (the selling shareholder) and the Joint Lead Managers of the offering.”Melco also noted that, while those investors who purchased shares above Php7.25 will inevitably incur a loss, “investors who purchased MRP shares at the all-time low trading price of Php1.15 in January 2016 or at the more recent closing price of Php 5.05 on 5 July 2018 will have realized a significant gain if they decide to tender their MRP shares in the tender offer process.“More importantly, the fact that the tender offer price may be lower than an investor’s acquisition cost does not, in and of itself, make the tender offer price unfair. FTI Consulting determined such price taking into account various objective factors, including MRP’s historical and projected earnings, and using market-standard methods recognized by the regulators.“FTI Consulting arrived at a fair value range for MRP shares at Php6.11 to Php7.49, and the tender offer price of Php7.25 comes in at the higher end of the fair value range.” Rail operator Keikyu’s share price hits 10-month high on news of Yokohama’s official IR bid Melco Resorts and Entertainment (Philippines) Corp (MRP) has denied a report suggesting its impending delisting from the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) is unfair to shareholders.The company this week responded to an inquiry from the PSE regarding an article published in Business World which claimed that Melco’s offer of Php7.25 per share was unfair because it was only around half of its initial share price in 2013.last_img read more

WILMINGTON AROUND THE WEB The Best Stories From Wilmingtons Newspapers

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are recent articles about Wilmington — published online between October 28, 2018 to November 4, 2018 — that residents should consider reading:Wilmington Town CrierCandidates go head-to-head in debate by Rosalyn ImpinkNewhouse, GFI present alternative to New England Transrail by Lizzie McDermottMidterm elections feature contested races for state rep, US senate & governor by Lizzy HillNear the Wilmington line: Lahey Health eyes IT expansion at Presidential Way by Patrick BlaisWilmington Town Crier sports stories can be read HERE.Wilmington AdvocateNoneWilmington PatchState Rep Race in Tewksbury, Wilmington Enters Stretch Run by Dave CopelandLowell SunPlanning Board grants waiver to proposed detox center by Kori TuittMerrimack Valley truly can benefit from team of bipartisan legislators (Robertson Endorsement)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWILMINGTON AROUND THE WEB: The Best Stories From Wilmington’s NewspapersIn “Community”WILMINGTON AROUND THE WEB: The Best Stories From Wilmington’s NewspapersIn “Community”WILMINGTON AROUND THE WEB: The Best Stories From Wilmington’s NewspapersIn “Community”last_img read more

BUSINESS BRIEF Wilmingtons Lantos Technologies Launches Only FDACleared 3D Ear Scanning System

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Lantos Technologies recently announced the U.S. release of the industry’s only FDA 510K cleared, 3D ear scanning system. Built upon its MIT roots, with more than 70 technology patents, the Lantos system breaks the mold and transforms the process of providing personalized hearing solutions. With more than 22,000 scans performed and over 4,700 individuals now fitted with custom devices, Lantos has demonstrated the value of 3D ear scanning to patients, clinicians and manufacturers.From hearing aids to hearing protection, and professional to consumer audio devices, this innovative technology gives audiologists a unique and proven path to provide exceptional patient care and modernize their practice. Lantos will launch its commercially available 3D ear scanning system at the American Academy of Audiology’s Annual Conference, March 27-30, in Columbus, Ohio.“I have long been an advocate for the benefits of custom hearing solutions, but after working with patients for 20 years, I am all too familiar with the limitations of earmold impressions,” commented Dr. Brian Fligor, a current private practice owner and advisor to Lantos Technologies.  “Ear scanning with the Lantos system removes the historical limitations of the process and empowers both me and my staff to give patients the optimal personalized hearing solutions they deserve. I’m proud to deliver this unique patient experience, which differentiates my practice.”A monumental departure from the routine of traditional silicone earmold impressions, Lantos leverages patented membrane-based scanning technology that captures over one million data points from the outer ear to within 4mm of the eardrum in just one scan. That detailed ear scan data is captured in a user-friendly digital workflow engine and provided to partners for rapid manufacturing via the cloud. The result is a personalized hearing solution, customized exactly to the patient’s precise needs and anatomy, delivered in less time.“The advancements in hearing aid technologies have been impressive in recent years, but audiologists and their patients are challenged to fully realize them because earmold impressions are inefficient and ineffective. It is time to supplant earmold impressions and make personalized hearing a priority by embracing technologies that enable customization without sacrificing quality or patient experience,” said John Bojanowski, CEO of Lantos Technologies.While audiologists and patients agree that the optimal process for creating earmolds is through a 3D scan, proper training and support is a critical component to learn any new clinical skill. Led by a team of audiologists, Lantos provides a three-part training program that includes online courses, in-person training, and additional events. Upon completion of the training program, practices streamline their ordering process by immediately sending scans to preferred manufacturer partners for faster and more precise production.About Lantos TechnologiesLantos Technologies is setting a new standard for audiology with the only commercially available, FDA-cleared 3D ear scanning system. Using a membrane-based contact scanning method built from breakthrough MIT technology and protected by over 70 patents, the Lantos 3D Ear Scanning System delivers a comfortable and personalized patient experience. After capturing more than one million unique data points per ear, Lantos’ digital workflow ensures the efficient delivery of customized hearing devices. The company is led by an experienced team of innovators and is based in Wilmington, Massachusetts. To learn more, visit The above press release is from Lantos Technologies via GlobeNewswire.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSTUDENT SPOTLIGHT: 2 Wilmington Students Named To Dean’s List At Rochester Institute Of TechnologyIn “Education”BUSINESS BRIEF: Analog Devices Recognized For Employee Benefits, Work Culture & Business GrowthIn “Business”BUSINESS BRIEF: Wilmington’s Heilind Electronics Expands Sensata PartnershipIn “Business”last_img read more