Harper, Nats Rout Mets, 10-3

first_imgNEW YORK — With a versatile lineup that can generate offense in so many different ways, the Washington Nationals definitely look like a dangerous team come October.Bryce Harper homered, Ian Desmond drove in three runs and Washington moved a step closer to its second NL East title in three years with a 10-3 victory over the New York Mets on the night of Sept. 13.“We have a deep lineup,” Desmond said. “It’s a good feeling for us. I’m sure it’s not a very good feeling for the opposing team. There’s a lot of different threats.”Anthony Rendon added to his huge series with four hits as the Nationals outhit New York 15-6 and reduced their magic number to six for clinching the division. Denard Span had a two-run homer in the ninth inning and scored three times.“I’m really happy with where we are as a team. We’re playing really good baseball,” Desmond said. “It’s just an exciting time of the year for everybody.”Doug Fister was handed a 6-0 lead and breezed to his fourth win in four career starts against the Mets — all in the past 13 months. One night after their 12-game winning streak at Citi Field was snapped, the Nationals went right back to dominating New York on a dreary night in Queens.Desmond got three hits and stole two bases. He also drew a leadoff walk from an ineffective Zack Wheeler (10-10) in the second before Harper launched a high drive down the right-field line that landed in the second deck for his 13th home run of the season.Harper finished with three hits and Jayson Werth knocked in two runs to give Washington four players with at least 80 RBIs. “The objective is to grind at-bats, and we’ve got a lot of guys on our club that do that,” Manager Matt Williams said.Rendon is 10-for-15 with two homers in the four-game series that wraps up Sept. 14. He was answering questions from reporters at his locker when a teammate walked by and bellowed, “What’s it like to wake up in the morning and be great? You should know.”“I’ve been more relaxed. If I knew anything different or any change, I guess I’d never get out,” Rendon said with a chuckle. “Fortunate series so far.”Wilmer Flores hit a two-run homer and Juan Lagares had three hits for the sloppy Mets, who have dropped 17 of their last 20 against Washington. They made three of their four errors on consecutive batters in the sixth — right fielder Curtis Granderson even dropped a fly ball later in the game that turned into a forceout.New York had won eight of 10 overall. “When you don’t pitch, the game is going to get ugly,” Manager Terry Collins said.Working in a steady rain during the middle innings, Fister (14-6) needed only 75 pitches to get through six. He gave up three runs — two earned — and five hits in his second consecutive win after losing three straight starts. The big right-hander has a 1.01 ERA against the Mets.Wheeler threw 100 pitches in four-plus innings and was charged with six runs on seven hits. He was 7-1 with a 2.21 ERA in his previous 13 starts since June 29.“I didn’t have my command. Whenever I did throw a strike, something crazy happened,” Wheeler said. “Something was wrong with my mechanics and I couldn’t figure it out.”TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Man City Sign Bernardo Silva from French Champ Monaco

first_imgMANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester City boosted its attacking options by signing Monaco playmaker Bernardo Silva on Friday.The length of the deal and the fee were not disclosed.Silva, a 22-year-old Portugal international, official moves over on July 1.Silva helped Monaco become French champion this season, as well as reaching the semifinals of the Champions League.City manager Pep Guardiola moved swiftly to sign Silva after failing to win a trophy in his first season at the club.City, the English Premier League champion in 2012 and 2014, finished third this season. In the Champions League, City reached the last 16 before losing to Silva’s Monaco on away goals in the last 16.Guardiola’s overhaul of City began on Thursday when he released defenders Bacary Sagna and Gael Clichy, winger Jesus Navas, and goalkeeper Willy Caballero. Long-serving defender Pablo Zabaleta joined West Ham United on Friday.last_img read more

This isn’t Barca, Leo! Super Suarez upstaging Messi

first_imgHe is the Barcelona star who, fighting while seemingly oblivious to pain and the strains of age, continues to show his nation the way forward. Through his goals and his shining example the forward is an inspiration, even if his enthusiasm may go too far at times.As the Copa America rolls on, it is not Lionel Messi who merits the description above. It is Luis Suarez – so often over-shadowed by the Argentine in Barca colours – who has retaken centre-stage to spearhead a strong bid for Uruguay’s 16th South American crown.Before the Copa began, the big question over Suarez’s head was whether he would be able to join his team-mates in Brazil at all. Physically worn down and mentally devastated following his club’s disastrous end to the 2018-19 season, his last game of the campaign was in Barca’s horrendous 4-0 surrender to Liverpool at the start of May. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? A knee operation ended his season shortly after the last ball was kicked in anger at Anfield, and the chances of him returning in time to join his nation’s preparations looked slim.But there’s a reason Luis Suarez is a folk hero around the streets of Montevideo, Salto and across Uruguay. Not only did he make it back in time for the Copa; he looks like he was never away from a football pitch.Suarez netted in both of the Celeste’s opening games in Brazil, hitting the third in a 4-0 rout of Ecuador with a typically instinctive finish at the back post before slotting home from the penalty spot to level against Japan.While he may not have found the score-sheet in Monday’s Group C decider against Chile, with both sides already safely into the quarter-finals, Suarez nevertheless kept the Roja on the back foot throughout and never stopped running as he completed 90 minutes for the third consecutive Copa game.Indeed, if any criticism can be levelled at the famously exuberant striker it is that he perhaps needs to tone down his competitive spirit. So desperate was Suarez to make the difference that he resorted to pleading for a penalty due to a handball from Chile goalkeeper Gabriel Arias, providing the tournament with one of its most hilarious moments to date.Ese momento en el que Luis Suárez pide mano del portero de Chile 🇨🇱 dentro del área 🙊 😅 #CopaAmérica pic.twitter.com/g5Hsc8COxH — DAZN España (@DAZN_ES) 24 de junio de 2019 “He has great commitment to this country’s football”, coach Oscar Tabarez underlined after Suarez’s first game back off the bench in a warm-up friendly against Panama. “Today he looked like a player who had come off playing seven or eight games.”So far in Brazil he has shared equal billing with his eternal strike partner. Suarez and Edinson Cavani have been tormenting defences together for the Celeste for over a decade, appearing together for the first time in February 2008 where both men hit the net.Cavani may have one more goal so far in the Copa, three to his fellow Salto native’s two, but the partnership is one of equals. Just the kind of relationship that his captain at Camp Nou would love to have on the other side of the Rio de la Plata.2019_6_9_LuisSuarez Lionel Messi Argentina Qatar Copa America 240619For while Messi comfortably out-performed his great friend in Blaugrana colours this term, the pair hitting 51 and 25 goals respectively, the tables have been turned in Brazil. Suarez and Cavani have thrived leading the line in a well-ordered, typically solid Uruguay side under the knowledgeable gaze of Tabarez, and go into Saturday’s quarter-final against Peru as clear favourites after finishing top and unbeaten in Group C.The Argentina standard-bearer has been a huge disappointment in comparison. Struggling to unleash his dizzying talents in a team that was thrown together at the last minute and changes on a match-by-match basis, his only tangible contribution to the Copa so far was a penalty to claw back a 1-1 draw against Paraguay.Messi was again ineffective even as Argentina squeezed past Qatar to make the next round. In stark contrast to their neighbours, Albiceleste hopes are decidedly modest as they prepare for Venezuela just 24 hours before Suarez and Co. take the field in Salvador.Even in the heat of competition, the 32-year-old Uruguayan has not forgotten about his friend, who has seen old accusations that he is more involved than he should be in team selection rise up again in the wake of Argentina’s woes.“He does not say a word,” Suarez insisted to Fox Sports.“Not about a coach, a player, nothing. And in the Argentina team I think it’s the same, there were coaches who asked him things and he would say, ‘no, don’t ask me anything, make the decision yourself.’Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez QUOTE“We speak about these things a lot and of course it hurts him as a human being… He takes great pride and satisfaction to want to keep showing he can continue in the national team and not give up. He will keep going until he wins something.”That may be so, but on the evidence of this year’s Copa so far it is Suarez, not Messi, who is more likely to return to Camp Nou with a winners’ medal hanging from around his neck. A snarling, awkward, even nasty ball of nervous energy when he walks onto the pitch, that anti-hero persona cuts a sharp contrast with the withdrawn, softly spoken man who appears when the final whistle blows.Suarez’s natural humility means that he has never had a problem with taking a supporting role behind the sparkling Argentine. His drive and fury, meanwhile, are the aspects of his character that have taken him to the top of world football – and may even ensure a second Copa win for this inveterate competitor by the time July 7’s final in the Maracana rolls around.last_img read more

Hanjin Shipping’s HQ Raided

first_imgzoom The headquarters of South Korean conglomerate Hanjin Group and its affiliates have been raided earlier today by the Seoul prosecutors amid corruption allegations.The Hanjin Group is a holding company that includes a shipping company, Hanjin Shipping, and Korean Air.Investigators and prosecutors of the Seoul Central Prosecutors’ Office seized documents and computer discs from Korean Air Lines Co., Hanjin Group and Hanjin Shipping Co, Yonhap news agency reports.As informed, Moon Hee-sang, former head of the New Politics Alliance for Democracy, is suspected of influence-peddling potentially connected to Hanjin Group.Namely, he is accused of asking in 2010 for his brother-in-law to be employed by Bridge Warehouse, an American firm linked with Korean Air.The Korean Air firm was chaired by Cho Yang-ho, whose family established the Hanjin Group and subsequently the airline and numerous logistics companies.Commenting on the event, Hanjin denied any type of involvement with Bridge Warehouse, which is a “separate company in which it has not invested a penny”, Yonhap reports.Hanjin also denied of having any type of knowledge of Cho’s activities on the matter.Hanjin Shipping has just started to recover from a USD 620.7 million net loss, reported in 2013, having recorded an annual net loss of USD 386.6 million in 2014.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

Increased Support for Day Programs for Nova Scotians with Disabilities

first_imgGovernment is boosting support to adult day programs for Nova Scotians with disabilities. An extra $1 million is now available to adult service centres, residential providers and other community service providers. It will increase the total number of individuals served and will help remove barriers for people who could not access day programs in the past. Organizations are being encouraged to apply for grants to increase recreation, employment and day programming for persons with disabilities. “Nova Scotians with disabilities deserve to live their lives as independently as possible, and that means social and economic inclusion within their communities,” said Community Services Minister Kelly Regan. “Our service delivery partners do an outstanding job providing options for people to stay active, and this funding will help them to offer more options for the people they serve.” “We’re excited for the opportunity to apply for these funds,” said Jeff Teasdale, executive director, Canadian Association for Community Living, Antigonish. “Investing in capacity growth will allow us to expand our social enterprise and increase supported employment opportunities.” Day programs and activities that promote inclusion in communities include volunteerism, recreation and leisure, and skill-building. There are also programs that get people involved in social enterprise and employment activities, such as job preparation and development, and job coaching. The province invested $1 million in Budget 2017-2018 for the grants. Service providers can submit more than one application, if they complete separate applications for each proposed project. There is no limit on the application amount but applicants should discuss proposals of more than $50,000 with staff at the department. The application period will be open until 4:30 p.m., Jan. 5, 2018. To learn about the Disability Support Program, visit novascotia.ca/coms/disabilities.last_img read more

Jharkhand mob lynching One held a day after man dies

first_imgRanchi: Pappu Mandal, the main accused in the lynching of a Muslim youth in Seraikela district last week has been arrested, Jharkhand Police said on Monday. Tabrez Ansari, 22, died in a hospital on Sunday, days after he was brutally thrashed by a mob at Dhatkidih village in Seraikela district on suspicion of stealing a bike. According to the police, a stolen motorcycle and some other things were also recovered from him. The incident came to light after a video went viral in which Mandal was seen beating Ansari, who was tied to a tree. Also Read – Cong may promise farm loan waiver in Haryana Ansari’s wife Shaista Parveen lodged an FIR at the Seraikela police station alleging that he was caught by some people while he was on his way back on a bike from Jamshedpur last Monday. He was tied to a tree and beaten up brutally, and also forced to chant “Jai Sri Ram”. According to police sources, initially Ansari tried to save himself by calling himself “Sonu”. However, he was forced to reveal his real name after the mob asked him to chant “Jai Sri Ram”. Also Read – Modi formed OBC commission which earlier govts didn’t do: Shah After the thrashing, the mob handed him over to the police, which took him to a police post. However, he had to be admitted to a hospital after his condition worsened and he died at the hospital on Sunday. Ansari’s wife has questioned the role of the police in her husband’s death alleging that he was not given timely medical treatment. Seraikela Superintendent of Police Kartik S. met Ansari’s family and made the arrest based on his wife’s FIR. The political parties have condemned the incident.last_img read more

Doctors use infamous Game of Thrones murder to explore treatments for poisoning

first_imgTORONTO – “Game of Thrones” fans may have shed few tears over the poisoning death of King Joffrey I Baratheon, a nasty character if ever there was one. But could real-world medicine have saved the young monarch?It was an intriguing question for Will Wu, a third-year medical student at the University of Toronto, who teamed up with two physicians at St. Michael’s Hospital to explore what steps could have been taken to try to resuscitate Joffrey, one of several characters to experience grisly deaths in of the wildly popular HBO series.“These characters don’t get saved in the story, but there are ways to save them in real life,” said Wu of Ottawa, who describes himself as a “casual” aficionado of “Game of Thrones.”Joffrey, the arrogant and cruel king who sat on the Iron Throne ruling the Seven Kingdoms, unwittingly drinks poisoned wine at his wedding feast in Season 4. He chokes, collapses and dies as blood pours from his eyes and nose.“We think the toxin caused him to go into a seizure and then into cardiac arrest, where the heart stops,” said Wu, whose “case report” on treating the character was co-written with emergency medicine specialists Dr. Emily Austin and Dr. Steve Lin, and published on the CanadiEM website.The poison that felled Joffrey (portrayed by Jack Gleeson) was called “the strangler” and it created a range of symptoms that weren’t consistent with toxins familiar to modern-day doctors, said Austin, who has a specialty in pharmacology and toxicology.“But in general, any type of cardiac arrest associated with a poison, you can apply certain treatments and really nothing was done for this poor guy, although he’s a horrible character,” she said.“Had something been done, he may have stood a chance to be resuscitated.”Treatment would have involved a number of steps — checking the pulse, performing CPR and maintaining an airway. A defibrillator to shock the heart back to life wouldn’t have gone amiss, either, Austin conceded.“And then it moves on to the specific toxicology stuff where you start thinking, ‘Is there a specific antidote that I could give to this person, given the constellation of symptoms that they have?’”In some cases of poisoning-induced cardiac arrest, doctors have been successful in resuscitating a patient with an IV injection of a solution of lipids. One theory suggests that these fats absorb and compartmentalize certain toxins, keeping them out of tissues where they would have deadly effects.The King Joffrey case report is the second based on a “Game of Thrones” character that was written by the team and published on CanadiEM, a website aimed at emergency medicine practitioners. The previous article discussed the role of hypothermia in the case of Jon Snow (played by Kit Harington), who was stabbed multiple times and left to bleed out in freezing temperatures.Austin called the Joffrey article suggested by Wu “a great project for a medical student, because it allows you to do a bit more reading around toxin-induced cardiac arrest.”“But taking a step back, I think one of the goals to the article is just to sort of highlight that toxin-induced cardiac arrest can be managed a little bit differently and … there are some special treatments,” compared with those used for cardiac arrests caused by other factors, she said.“It’s just a good reminder of some of those differences and some of the options we have to treat these patients.”— Follow @SherylUbelacker on Twitter.last_img read more

Plan to create a national securities regulator is constitutional Supreme Court

first_imgOTTAWA – The Constitution allows Ottawa and the provinces to set up a national securities regulator, the Supreme Court says in a ruling that could help advance a plan for countrywide oversight of capital markets.In its unanimous ruling Friday, the high court also found that federal draft legislation for national regulation of the trade in stocks, bonds and other investments falls within Parliament’s powers, as it does not tread on provincial turf.The decision provides long-sought legal clarity for an idea under discussion since at least the 1930s.However, the court stressed it is up to the provinces and territories to decide whether participation in a national regulatory system is in their best interests, calling it a “political choice.”Quebec Finance Minister Eric Girard swiftly reaffirmed the province’s opposition to a national regime. “We acknowledge the Supreme Court of Canada ruling, but intend to retain our autonomy and keep our expertise in Quebec.”The division of constitutional powers has made Canada an anomaly — a leading industrialized country with a patchwork of provincial and territorial regulators instead of a national one.Supporters of a pan-Canadian regulator say it would eliminate duplication, reduce red tape and ensure more consistent enforcement and investor protection.In an earlier ruling, the Supreme Court said in 2011 that a draft bill to create a national regulator strayed beyond federal jurisdiction, as the provinces and territories have constitutional authority over most elements of securities regulation.Still, the court said it was open to Ottawa and the provinces to exercise their respective powers over securities harmoniously, in the spirit of co-operative federalism.With that in mind, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Ontario, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Yukon and the federal government signed a memorandum of agreement to create a new regulatory system.The plan includes a common regulator, a council of ministers to play a supervisory role, a model law that provinces and territories could pass, and federal legislation to manage systemic risk, allow for data collection and address criminal matters.In July 2015, the Quebec government asked the province’s Court of Appeal to consider the proposal’s constitutional validity.The Quebec appeal court said last year the Constitution does not authorize creation of a Canadian securities regulator under a single body as envisioned in the memorandum of agreement. It also flagged concerns with aspects of the draft federal legislation on the proposed role and powers of the council of ministers.The federal government appealed to the Supreme Court on both matters.In its decision Friday, the high court said the proposed co-operative system “does not improperly fetter” the sovereignty of legislatures.The council of ministers, to be composed of provincial ministers responsible for regulation of capital markets and the federal finance minister, would not have power to unilaterally amend provincial legislation.In addition, the high court concluded, the draft federal legislation falls within Parliament’s trade and commerce powers under the Constitution.The federal role in regulating capital markets would be limited to the detection, prevention and management of risk to the stability of the Canadian economy, the decision noted.While provinces have the capacity to legislate in respect of systemic risk in their own markets, they do so from a local perspective. “The preservation of the integrity and stability of the Canadian economy is quite clearly a matter with a national dimension, and one which lies beyond provincial competence.”The court cautioned that its ruling is limited to the constitutionality of the planned system, and does not take into consideration many of the political and practical complexities.The provinces and territories have an “unquestioned and equally sovereign right” to join or reject the plan, the decision said.“When and whether to relinquish a degree of autonomy over the regulation of securities for the purpose of achieving national uniformity is entirely a matter of political choice.”— Follow @JimBronskill on Twitterlast_img read more

July Talk finally sits still long enough to make a second album

first_imgAdvertisement Twitter “I think we were ready to try again before anyone else was,” concurs singer/guitarist Peter Dreimanis. “We just kept having opportunities to re-release the album in different markets and, obviously, if you do that you have to go tour it and introduce yourself. Advertisement Advertisement Facebook Strike while the iron is hot, they say, but what happens when the iron just won’t cool down? Do you just keep striking forever?In a month, it will have been four years since July Talk released its eponymous debut album. That’s a veritable eternity in modern pop-music terms, yet the Toronto quintet has faced a rather fortunate quandary during that long period between releases: go in and record new music or keep taking the old music to the people in all the different territories that kept signing on to re-release the first album?The opportunities just kept coming for 2012’s July Talk so — as co-vocalist Leah Fay puts it — July Talk wound up “striking and striking with the same iron, for awhile.” Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment last_img read more

Namal denies involvement in Thajudeen murder

Court had earlier decided to consider a request to exhume Thajudeen’s body after the CID said that there was suspicion over the manner in which he died. Accordingly the Colombo Additional Magistrate yesterday approved the request and ordered that the body be exhumed on Monday.Thajudeen was earlier believed to have been killed in a car accident but later there was suspicion that he may have been murdered. (Colombo Gazette) The Colombo Additional Magistrate yesterday gave the police Criminal Investigations Department (CID) the approval to exhume the body of Wasim Thajudeen on Monday August 10. Namal Rajapaksa, Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) member and son of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, has denied any involvement of his family in the murder of former Sri Lanka rugby player Wasim Thajudeen.Speaking to the BBC Sinhala service, Namal Rajapaksa said that he and his family were very close to Thajudeen and had often visited his house. read more

President wants transparency in distribution of foreign aid

Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe, Ministers Anura Priyadarshana Yapa, Vajira Abeywardena, Susil Premajayanth, Mangala Samaraweera, Ravi Karunanayake, Rajitha Senarathne, Sajith Premadasa, Sagala Rathnayake, Gayantha Karunathilake, Daya Gamage, Thalatha Athukorala, Chandima Weerakkody, Faizer Mustafa, Ministry Secretaries, including Secretary to the President,  public servants, Tri-Forces Commanders, IGP and senior security officers participated at this meeting. Cabinet approval was received to pay a monthly rental of Rs. 7,500 for three months for the families whose houses were fully destroyed, to live elsewhere until their houses were rebuilt. The President inquired about the programmes carried out to renovate the schools and to restore the education of the children, and instructed the officials to give priority to reconstruct schools, hospitals and houses in the process of the infrastructure development.President Sirisena also emphasized that the distribution of foreign aid received to assist the victims should be done in a comprehensive and transparent manner and said that people should be aware that how these donations were distributed among them and pointed out the importance of maintaining a report in this regard by the Ministry of Disaster Management.During this meeting, it was discussed in detail regarding giving a compensation for the cultivated lands and small-scale enterprises, restoration of infrastructure facilities including electricity, drinking water, roads, waste management, protecting the health of the public and preparing a plan at regional levels for the Disaster Management. The District Secretaries of the affected areas including Rathnapura, Kalutara, Galle, Matara, Hambantota, Gampaha and Colombo participated on this meeting and expressed their views in detail regarding the relief measures carried out in the respective districts.Presently, the Government is in the process of getting valuation reports on damaged properties and institutions as well as  identifying suitable lands to resettle the people and the President instructed the officials to expedite these tasks. He also said the officials if there is any shortage of  Valuation officers inform this to the relevant authorities and there is a possibility of getting them through the line ministries and the Ministry of Local Government. The President gave these instructions while participating in a progress review meeting of the Post Disaster Management, held at the Presidential Secretariat, today (13). President Maithripala Sirisena has given instructions to officials to expedite the programme to build new houses for the affected people in the recent disastrous situation.Furthermore, the President said that five billion rupees from the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority, which is under the purview of President Sirisena will be donated to this programme. read more

The Latest Merkel Britain will find its way on Brexit

BRUSSELS — The Latest on Britain’s impending departure from the European Union (all times local):12:45 p.m.German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she trusts that Britain will “find its way” on Brexit under a new prime minister, but isn’t saying whether she advocates a further delay to its exit from the European Union or a new referendum.Merkel said at her annual summer news conference Friday in Berlin that a declaration on future relations between Britain and the EU could be refined. But she indicated no readiness to budge on the basic divorce deal that the British Parliament has rejected three times, saying “the withdrawal agreement is the withdrawal agreement.”She also defended an arrangement intended to keep an open Irish border after Brexit, which both British leadership candidates want to ditch.Asked whether she favours another British referendum on its EU membership, Merkel said she won’t interfere. She added: “I trust very firmly that Britain will find its way. It is a proud, great nation and it will remain our partner even if Britain is no longer a member of the European Union.”___10 a.m.British lawmakers were meeting with the European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator, seeking an iron-clad guarantee that the 1.3 million U.K. citizens in the bloc won’t have their rights removed and their lives disrupted if Britain leaves the EU without a deal.The rights of U.K. citizens living in the 27 other EU nations, and of the more than 3 million EU citizens in Britain, are one of the thorniest issues of the Brexit negotiations.Their rights to live, work and study are protected under an agreement struck between the two sides — but the divorce agreement has been rejected by Britain’s Parliament, raising the prospect of a no-deal Brexit.The U.K. is due to leave the bloc on Oct. 31, and both men vying to take over as prime minister next week, Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt, say it’s imperative that Brexit happens, with or without a deal.Conservative lawmaker Alberto Costa, who is leading the cross-party delegation meeting EU negotiator Michel Barnier in Brussels, said “If there’s no agreement, there’s no protection.”___Follow AP’s full coverage of Brexit and the Conservative Party leadership race at: https://www.apnews.com/BrexitThe Associated Press read more

Hospital stocks sharply higher after health care ruling

Stocks of U.S. hospital companies are moving sharply higher after initial reports said the Supreme Court upheld the individual insurance requirement in President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul.HCA Holdings stock is up 10 per cent. Community Health Systems is also up 10 per cent.Stocks of drug companies and medical device makers are slightly lower for the day as analysts sort through the Supreme Court’s ruling.Stocks of the biggest insurance companies are also lower. Hospital stocks sharply higher after health care ruling AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Associated Press Posted Jun 28, 2012 10:21 am MDT

Most actively traded companies on the TSX TSX Venture Exchange markets

TORONTO – Some of the most active companies traded Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (12,481.37 down 53.54 points):BlackBerry (TSX:BB). Wireless technology. Down $1.11, or 7.43 per cent, at $13.82 on 8.33 million shares. The smartphone pioneer’s largest investor, Prem Watsa, said he’s sticking with the company despite founder Mike Lazaridis’ exit in May. Watsa first became interested in RIM because of his friendship with Lazaridis.Barrick Gold Corp. (TSX:ABX). Miner. Up 19 cents, or 0.77 per cent, at $25 on 7.11 million shares. A Chilean court suspended activities at its Pascua-Lama mine Wednesday due to “environmental irregularities.”Kinross Gold Corp. (TSX:K). Miner. Down 23 cents, or 3.23 per cent, at $6.88 on 6.05 million shares. Gold was one of the leading decliners on the main index, shedding 1.49 per cent to finish at 227.42 points.Southern Pacific Resource Corp. (TSX:STP). Oil. Down 13 cents, or 17.11 per cent, at 63 cents on 5.80 million shares. The company said production at its McKay Thermal Project in Alberta averaged about 1,000 barrels of bitumen per day in March. The lower activity was because of a downtime due to planned maintenance and “deliberate production restrictions” on several steam assisted gravity drainage well pairs.Cline Mining Corp. (TSX:CMK). Miner. Down 2.5 cents, or 33.33 per cent, at five cents on 5.57 million shares. The troubled company said it did not receive the $2.5 million deposit from Portpool Investments Ltd. by the 5 p.m. deadline Wednesday. Cline said it will pursue its previously negotiated restructuring plan with Marret Asset Management Inc.Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Transportation equipment. Down six cents, or 1.47 per cent, at $4.03 on 5.47 million shares. Porter Airlines confirmed Wednesday a conditional order worth up to US$2.29 billion for 12 of Bombardier’s CS100 aircraft, options on 18 more and rights for six Q400 NextGen turboprops.Toronto Venture Exchange (1,048.54 up 0.80 point):Renegade Petroleum Ltd. (TSXV:RPL). Oil and gas. Up 11 cents, or 8.09 per cent, at $1.47 on 7.11 million shares.Corsa Coal Corp. (TSXV:CSO). Miner. Up 1.5 cents, or 15.79 per cent , at 11 cents on 4.46 million shares.Companies reporting major news:Corus Entertainment Inc. (TSX:CJR.B). Media and entertainment. Down $1.11, or 4.32 per cent, at $24.60 on 309,113 shares. The Toronto-based company’s second-quarter net income plunged 81 per cent, as it was hit by a $25-million pre-tax debt refinancing charge and “soft” business results. Net income attributable to shareholders fell to $5.9 million or seven cents per diluted share, down from $31.6 million on 38 cents in the same 2012 period. Revenue totalled $183.7 million versus $205.7 million.Hudson’s Bay Company (TSX:HBC). Retailer. Up 25 cents, or 1.69 per cent, at $15 on 120,294 shares. Fourth-quarter profits from continuing operations were $93.6 million or 81 cents per share down from $99.2 million or 95 cents per share in the same year-earlier period. The company, which returned to the public stock markets in November, said the weaker results is due to the impact of hurricane Sandy on its Lord & Taylor operations in the United States.Royal Bank of Canada (TSX:RY). Bank. Down nine cents, or 0.15 per cent, at $61.29 on 1.70 million shares. The chief executive of Canada’s largest bank will apologize publicly to the 45 people affected by the bank’s outsourcing arrangement with a foreign company through an open letter to be published Friday. Gordon Nixon said “all will be offered comparable job opportunities within the bank.” by The Canadian Press Posted Apr 11, 2013 5:23 pm MDT Most actively traded companies on the TSX, TSX Venture Exchange markets AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

UEFA adds 5M for charity work teams with boxer Klitschko

NYON, Switzerland — UEFA has increased annual funding by more than $5 million for its children’s charity, and added former world heavyweight boxing champion Wladimir Klitschko as a trustee.The European soccer body says it’s now giving the UEFA Foundation for Children 6.8 million euros ($7.7 million) per year instead of 2 million euros ($2.27 million).The foundation has picked 45 new projects to get funding — including in Nepal, South Sudan and Venezuela — to lift its involvement to more than 100 worldwide.The new projects include one in Ukrainian schools with the Klitschko Foundation.UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin says: “We are in a privileged position and we must use this to help children living in challenging and difficult circumstances around the world.”___More AP soccer: https://apnews.com/apf-Soccer and https://twitter.com/AP_SportsThe Associated Press read more

Amazon Cloud Player introduces 25 yearly subscriptions

first_imgAmazon and Google have been battling back and forth for a long time now in the cloud services game. Both companies offer cloud storage as well as music, movies, and books that are all available to you at all times with an Internet connection. Now both companies have WiFi-only tablets that are being used to harness those services where each company’s offering is slightly different in one way or another. Most likely due to the massive costs associated with the service, Amazon is going to start charging for their music storage locker service today.The Amazon Cloud Player service allows users to upload their music to the Amazon servers and access those songs from just about any device with an Internet connection. Starting today, however, the services will be limiting the number of songs you can store for free to 250. After that 250 song limit, you will need to purchase a yearly subscription plan (called Cloud Player Premium) to take full advantage of the service. For $25 per year, your account with Amazon doesn’t have to change at all if you are an avid user of the service.Since everything you purchase from the Amazon music store doesn’t count against your storage limit, many users may not feel the need to pay the yearly subscription. Anyone who takes advantage of the upgrade before the existing subscription ends will be given an extra 50GB of Amazon Cloud Storage, which can be used for just about anything. While the $25 per year subscription is a drop in the bucket for anyone looking to store a massive audio collection online, services like Google Music remain free to upload songs.Whether or not Amazon has made this decision due to a volume storage expense is unclear. The Amazon Cloud Player is a great service, and Amazon supplements it well by offering a great selection of digital music through their music store. Just to maintain the competitive advantage, I wouldn’t be surprised if Google keeps their service free for now, as these two companies continue to fight for market share in the cloud.last_img read more

San Diego County Crime Stoppers ask for the publics help

first_img KUSI Newsroom San Diego County Crime Stoppers ask for the public’s help KUSI Newsroom, SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – San Diego County Crime Stoppers along with investigators from the San Diego Police Department’s Western Division are asking for the public’s help in identifying and locating a suspect wanted for an attempt kidnapping in San Diego.On Sunday, March 17, 2019 at 4:29 p.m. the victim’s mother was taking her 3-year-old daughter for a walk in her wagon on the south sidewalk of 5100 Savannah Street. A Hispanic male parked his vehicle in the street facing east. The suspect exited his vehicle and left it running. Upon exiting, the suspect approached the victim from behind and attempted to grab and take the daughter out of the wagon.The victim’s mother heard her daughter whine and struggle. The victim’s mother immediately confronted the suspect, striking him numerous times in the face. The suspect released the child, ran to his vehicle and fled east on Savannah Street, south on Cushman and then west on Morena Boulevard. The victim’s mother described the suspect vehicle as an older silver or gray Honda Civic or similar vehicle with Baja (Mexico) license plates.Suspect’s Description:S-1 is described as a Hispanic male, 21-25 years old, 5’4 – 5’5, 125 – 140 pounds, thin build with dark hair. The suspect was wearing a white tee shirt with black print on the chest, dark jeans and blue high-top sneakers.Anyone with information on the identity or location of the suspect is asked to call the SDPD’s Western division at (619) 692-4800 or the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477. Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward to anyone with information that leads to an arrest in this case. Visit the Crime Stoppers website at www.sdcrimestoppers.org for more information on how to send anonymous web and mobile app tips.• Media inquiries about this case can be directed to SDPD Western Lt. Daniel Meyer at (619) 692-4860 or email at meyerd@pd.sandiego.gov.• Media inquiries about Crime Stoppers can be directed to Officer Mark Herring at (619) 531-1500 or email at msherring@pd.sandiego.gov or Deputy Adriana Uribe at (619) 531-1547 or email at adriana.uribe@sdsheriff.org . March 19, 2019center_img Categories: Local San Diego News Posted: March 19, 2019 FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Paddle Making Workshop Illuminates States High Suicide Rate

first_imgSuicide rates in Alaskan communities are some of the highest in the country. Last weekend, the One People Canoe Society held a two-day paddle-making workshop in Wrangell. As part of the workshop, participants attended a behavioral health course on suicide prevention. Its goal is to bring communities together to both learn a traditional art and talk about a contemporary problem.Download Audiolast_img

Officials Warn of Botulism Outbreak in Twin Hills

first_imgDownload AudioHealth officials are warning of a botulism outbreak from a batch of seal oil produced recently in the Bristol Bay village of Twin Hills, near Togiak. A state investigation into the outbreak says more than 25 people may have consumed the seal oil, and they’re working quickly to track them down.last_img

UPDATE Coast Guard calls off search for missing crabbing vessel passengers

first_img(U.S. Coast Guard District 17)UPDATE: 2:14 p.m. Feb. 14, 2017After nearly three days, the U.S. Coast Guard has called off the search for six fishermen missing since Saturday, when their crabbing vessel disappeared in the Bering Sea.Coast Guard officials made the announcement Monday (Feb. 13) night, after search parties found no sign of the F/V Destination — apart from a floating tangle of debris that included the boat’s emergency beacon, several buoys and a life ring.The 98-foot vessel was on its way to fish for snow crab Saturday morning when it activated its locator beacon two miles northwest of St. George Island.Coast Guard Petty Officer Shawn Eggert said a cutter, five air crews, and several volunteer vessels responded to the distress signal, searching more than 5,700 square nautical miles with no luck.“We really don’t know what happened out there,” Eggert said. “So we can’t assume the vessel sank, how that may have happened, or what may have happened to this crew.”Eggert said the Coast Guard has opened an investigation into the cause of the incident.If investigators determine the crew didn’t survive, the loss of the Destination will be Alaska’s deadliest commercial fishing accident since 2008, when the F/V Katmai sank in the Amchitka Pass on its way to Unalaska.Seven of the Katmai’s 11 crew members died in a severe storm after the vessel lost steering power and took on water.Owners of the Destination say their boat was in good condition at the time of its disappearance. Michael Barcott is the attorney representing the vessel’s principal owner — David Wilson, a fisherman from Sand Point who now lives in Washington.Barcott said the owners don’t know what happened the Destination either.“We’ll be working with the Coast Guard to try to sort that out, but right now it’s a mystery,” Barcott said. “Everyone’s thoughts and prayers are with the families of the crew.”The Coast Guard and the Destination’s owners have declined to the name the lost crew members until their families have been consulted.Original post:Two days after a fishing vessel went missing in the Bering Sea, U.S. Coast Guard officials say there’s been no sign of the ship — or the six people onboard — since searchers found its emergency beacon Saturday (Feb. 11) afternoon.Listen nowThe F/V Destination sent a distress signal Saturday morning, two miles northwest of St. George Island.The Coast Guard has launched a  search for the 98-foot crabber, which is based in Sand Point and Seattle.David Wilson and his brother have owned the boat for more than 30 years, according to their maritime attorney Michael Barcott.“They are a longtime Alaska fishing family with deep roots in the Sand Point community,” Barcott said.Barcott said the vessel was on its way to fish for opilio snow crab when it activated its electronic position indicating radio beacon (EPIRB).“The boat had left Sand Point, called in Dutch Harbor to pick up some bait, and was on its way to St. Paul Island,” Barcott said. “The EPIRB went off at 6:11 a.m. Saturday, and it appears it was somewhere between two and four miles off St. George Island at the time of the incident.”The Coast Guard has not released any theories as to what may have happened to the Destination. Barcott said the owners don’t know either.“We know this: This was a really good and experienced crew,” Barcott said. “This captain had been on this boat for a long time, the boat was in good condition, and it is an absolute mystery what happened.”Coast Guard Petty Officer Lauren Steenson said searchers found the boat’s emergency beacon at sea Saturday afternoon “among a debris field containing buoys, a life ring, and an oil sheen.”The search has continued since then with no luck, and Steenson said it’s unclear how long the Coast Guard will continue looking.“I’m not sure, and I wouldn’t be able to speculate,” Steenson said. “At the moment, we have the Coast Guard cutter Morgenthau searching, with an aviation detachment onboard. It’s an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew, two MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crews, and two HC-130 Hercules airplane crews.”Steenson said St. George residents are patrolling the shore for signs of the Destination or its crew. Two volunteer ships — the fishing vessels Bering Rose and Silver Spray — also responded.“We appreciate all of the Good Samaritans coming together and the community of St. George setting up search parties for the shoreline,” Steenson said. “We really rely on the maritime community to respond to urgent marine broadcasts, help us get more eyes out there, and hope for the best.”last_img read more