Beermen outlast Kings

first_imgLATEST STORIES View comments BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Japeth Aguilar had 18 points and LA Tenorio 16 for the Kings.Earlier, Alaska nipped also-ran KIA Picanto, 102-94, for its third straight win that kept the Aces in the running for a playoff berth.Knowing it has no form of luxury to spare with its bid in hanging by a thread, the Aces survived a great test of character to live another day.“Boy, they gave us more than what we wanted,” Alaska coach Alex Compton said. “We were struggling for a while.”Calvin Abueva scored 26 points and had 15 rebounds to lead the Aces.Compton knows the Aces need all the character they can muster as they close out their elimination round stint against Meralco on Friday and against Rain or Shine next week.ADVERTISEMENT Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Jota draws, keeps share of top spot with Pascua, Garma PBA IMAGESBased on what he saw Sunday night, Leo Austria feels that San Miguel Beer’s chances in the PBA Governors’ Cup—and the Beermen’s historic Grand Slam bid—are in good hands with import Terrence Watson.Suiting up a third import in just over three weeks, the Beermen broke away early from Barangay Ginebra to snap the Gin Kings’ seven-game winning streak, 107-103, at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:02Fajardo predicts there will be no sweep in PBA Finals02:41RSA reminds Ginebra to stay humble after back-to-back PBA titles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary JVee Casio hit 12 of his 20 points in the fourth period, and LaDontae Henton had a clutch triple with under a minute left that broke the game’s last tie at 94 and sent the Aces to a 3-6 record.The bottom four teams after the eliminations will get the boot, and the Picanto continue to bring up the rear with their ninth straight defeat.Geron Johnson had 39 points, including a three-pointer before the Henton conversion that kept the Picanto in the game. KIA led for majority of the contest, only to be held to just 17 points in the fourth period.ALASKA 102 – KIA 94ALASKA 102—Abueva 26, Henton 20, Casio 20, Exciminiano 14, Banchero 11, Thoss 4, Racal 3, Baclao 2, Cruz 2, Mendoza 0, Magat 0, Pascual 0, Galliguez 0, Enciso 0.KIA 94—Johnson 39, Paniamogan 12, Elorde 11, Yee 11, Khobuntin 10, Ballesteros 4, Celda 3, Jaime 2, Corpuz 2, Revilla 0, Camson 0, Salva 0.Quarters: 23-27, 46-51, 67-77, 102-94 WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding MOST READ Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  Read Next The win also put San Miguel back in top four contention in the season-closing conference.“There are still a lot of [import] options for us,” Austria said of Watson. “But after tonight, considering that this was just his first game and after having just two practices with us, he’s OK.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutWatson scored 28 points and had 17 rebounds and four locals tossed in twin digits as the Beermen rose to 5-3 and tied TNT KaTropa for fourth spot.It was Ginebra’s second loss in nine games and the Gin Kings, who trailed by as many as 26 points, dropped into a tie for the lead with NLEX. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

MS Dhoni will become a better player post captaincy: Sourav Ganguly to India Today

first_imgMS Dhoni will become a better player now that he does not have the burden of captaincy and for the fact that he is batting higher up the order, Sourav Ganguly has told India Today in an exclusive interview.”A captain sees you differently from the way you see yourself. You need a captain who can push you. MS Dhoni will become a better player post captaincy,” Ganguly told India Today. “Being pushed up the order will be beneficial to the team (Dhoni batted at No.4 vs Sunrisers Hyderabad on Saturday).WATCH FULL INTERVIEW “He felt that he was more useful at No.6; I felt differently – the pressure is no different but at that time, you have more deliveries,” Ganguly told India Today.Dhoni had struggled for the first half of IPL 2017, managing only 61 runs from five matches.Ganguly had said he felt Dhoni, a legend in the ODI format, wasn’t really a good T20 player. After all, the flamboyant wicketkeeper-batsman from Jhardkhand had scored only T20 International fifty in a decade since his debut.”I am not too sure if Dhoni is a good T20 player. He is a champion ODI player but when it comes to T20 cricket, in 10 years, he has got one fifty and that’s not the best record,” Ganguly had told India Today.Immediately after Dhoni’s match-winning knock, Ganguly had copped some criticism on social media but Dada, true to class, told India Today: “MS Dhoni has created that sort of a fan-following.”People will say – why do you criticise him? It was the same for me when I was dropped in 2006. I don’t have any problem with that.”advertisementlast_img read more

Martin O’Neill lightens the mood before Republic of Ireland’s tightrope walk

first_img World Cup 2018: which teams have made it to Russia? For Ireland, this play-off is a balancing act. They must find the right blend between defence and attack, fervour and composure. In Copenhagen they defended with steel but offered little going forward. O’Neill knows that must change, at least a little, if they are to score the one goal or more they will need to progress without a shootout. He knows his players must remain focused enough to deny space to inventive Danes such as Christian Eriksen and Thomas Delaney. They must also pass more incisively than they did on Saturday, when they concentrated so hard on keeping the ball away from their own goal they neglected to figure out how to get it near Denmark’s.“We will try to be that bit more expansive if we can and deal with the ball a wee bit better,” O’Neill said. Wes Hoolahan often delivers the ideal mixture but usually begins on the bench, where he stayed in the first leg. O’Neill did not say whether the Norwich City schemer would start on Tuesday.The suspicion is the only changes will see Meyler return to central midfield so Robbie Brady can shift wide and replace Callum O’Dowda, while Shane Long may start up front. The Southampton striker has not scored for club or country since February but Denmark’s defenders may be more bothered by his mobility than by Daryl Murphy’s brawn.O’Neill hailed his team’s fighting qualities but said: “It should not be everything in our side because eventually, as well as spirit, you have to be able to play.”Meyler reckoned Ireland’s spirit will give them the edge: “Denmark don’t have the character, heart and desire we have.” The opposing manager, Age Hareide, retorted: “He doesn’t know us.”O’Neill referred to his team’s record of rising somehow to grand occasions. “We are going to try to win the game and will try to find a way to win it,” he said. “These players have been able to do that in the last couple of years.”Teams of similar or higher standing to Denmark can vouch for that, including Germany, Italy, Bosnia‑Herzegovina, Austria and Wales – all beaten by Ireland in high-stakes showdowns. World Cup Share on Facebook Share on Twitter In this campaign, Ireland’s best performances came away from home. They scored only four goals in their five group games in Dublin. Hareide highlighted this fact and referred to the possession and pass completion statistics from the first leg, which were heavily in Denmark’s favour. He is not buying O’Neill’s attacking talk. “Ireland will play the same way,” he said. “They just want us to make mistakes. That’s OK. I haven’t got the patience to play like that. We’ll try to attack.”He is so convinced Denmark will break through this time they have not practised penalties. “We won’t need them,” he said.Ireland (4-2-3-1, probable): Randolph; Christie, Clark, Duffy, Ward; Arter, Meyler; Brady, Hendrick, McClean; Long.Denmark (4-3-3, probable): Schmeichel; Ankersen, Kjaear, Bjelland, Larsen; Eriksen, Kvist, Delaney; Poulsen, Cornelius, Sisto.Referee: Szymon Marciniak (Poland) Denmark Share via Email features Republic of Ireland Republic of Ireland hold nerve to take Denmark back to Dublin level Read more Share on LinkedIn Topics Roy Keane said last week the key to Martin O’Neill’s celebrated motivational acumen boils down to a knack for saying the right thing at the right time. So it was intriguing, on the eve of Tuesday’s second leg of the tautly wound World Cup play‑off between the Republic of Ireland and Denmark, to hear O’Neill tease his captain, David Meyler, about missing penalties in training.There is a real possibility of the match here ending in the same 0-0 scoreline as the first leg on Saturday and, therefore, of a penalty shootout being required. That would determine who advances to the World Cup finals, and who is left to survey the rubble of a 14-month qualification campaign. When asked about that scenario, Meyler declared his confidence he would score from the spot if called.Not many managers would have chosen that moment to bring their player’s training-ground failures to public attention but O’Neill did so with a deadpan interjection. Everyone in the room laughed, except Meyler, who, after being taken by surprise, looked playfully exasperated. O’Neill had succeeded in introducing levity into what could have been a heavy preview – but in a pointed way. He defused the tension around the occasion while reminding his player talk is cheap. Deeds are sport’s true currency. Share on WhatsApp Share on Pinterest Share on Messenger Read more Reuse this content World Cup 2018last_img read more

Manchester City to issue apology and set up fund for Bennell abuse victims

first_imgManchester City are launching a “survivors’ scheme” for the victims of Barry Bennell that will lead to the Premier League champions offering compensation packages, adding up to several million pounds, and ultimately an apology to the players who were sexually abused during their time in the club’s junior set-up.In the first scheme of its kind to be set up by one of the clubs implicated in football’s sexual abuse scandal, City will announce they want “to do the right thing” on the back of their independent inquiry, still ongoing after almost two and a half years, into Bennell’s connections with the club, where he had a prominent role in the youth structure and used that position to prey on boys as young as eight.Bennell is currently serving a 30-year prison sentence, with the possibility of another criminal trial to follow next year, and a decision has now been taken, at the highest level of the club, that financial settlements should be offered to the boys he raped and molested during his years at City, taking into account the seriousness of the crimes, the psychological damage and potential loss of earnings. Many of those most affected will be eligible for six-figure payments. Crewe under fire after telling Bennell victim he waited too long to report abuse Manchester City Barry Bennell Read more Read more Share on Twitter Topics Barry Bennell: the predatory Pied Piper who made stars and shattered lives Share via Email The tariff will be based on a two-tier system taking into account the range of offences, the length of abuse and its effects on the victims. City’s lawyers have designed the system around the type of payments that would result from a successful court action, though the Guardian’s information is that some of the settlements will be higher. The club will also contribute to legal costs. That alone could run into hundreds of thousands of pounds bearing in mind the number of people who are affected.At the end of the process it is understood senior figures at City hope to arrange time with the victims by writing to them individually and fixing up face-to-face meetings to explain in detail the amount of work that has gone on behind the scenes and offer the apology that, until now, has not been forthcoming because of legal constraints.Even though the abuse happened under previous regimes – in Broome’s case, more than 50 years ago – City’s stance shows that the modern-day club have recognised it is their responsibility to do something about it. They are also acutely aware that, to many victims, it will be difficult to forgive the club or move forward with their lives until they have received an apology, as well as an acknowledgment that the abuse did happen and that, in some cases, it destroyed their chances of becoming professional footballers.Under the terms of the scheme City will request the necessary information on an “inquisitorial rather than adversarial basis”, with the claimants being asked to provide a statement of truth, as well as evidence that they played for the relevant teams and anything else that can corroborate what happened – for example, police statements and witness accounts. In some of the higher-level “tier-two” cases a report from a consultant psychiatrist will be required, which will be paid for by the club.Nobody who receives compensation will be required to sign a non-disclosure agreement, therefore avoiding the kind of controversy that engulfed Chelsea after it emerged they had paid £50,000 in “hush money” to one of their former players, Gary Johnson, who had been abused in the 1970s by Eddie Heath, then the club’s chief scout. In other words, the victims of Bennell and Broome will be free to talk about their experiences and the way City have handled it.City have already spent around £2m on the ongoing inquiry, led by Jane Mulcahy QC, into some of the events that have led the FA chairman, Greg Clarke, to talk about it being the worst crisis he can remember in the sport. The findings will eventually be made public and City’s extensive background work in setting up the compensation scheme means the club are confident they have everything in place for claims to be “resolved promptly, consistently and correctly”. For some tier-one cases the entire process could be completed within seven weeks.City’s scheme is being described as a “victim-first” policy and in sharp contrast to what appears to be an entirely different approach at Crewe, who are also facing a number of civil cases following Andy Woodward’s interview in the Guardian in November 2016, when their former player waived his anonymity to detail the years of abuse he encountered from Bennell in the club’s youth system.As the Guardian reported last week, lawyers acting on behalf of Crewe and their insurers have written to one of Bennell’s victims, Steve Walters, to say there is “no reasonable explanation or justification” why he waited until his mid-40s before reporting what had happened to him from the age of 13 to 14. Walters became the youngest first-team player in Crewe’s history, at 16, when he made his debut in 1988 and was one of the 12 victims whose evidence led to Bennell’s imprisonment last year. He has described Crewe’s stance as “absolutely disgusting”. news Share on LinkedIn Share on Facebook The same will apply to the victims of John Broome after City’s independent inquiry into Bennell uncovered evidence that the man described in court as an “industrial-scale child molester” was not the first paedophile to have an association with the club. Broome, who died in 2010, was another talent-spotter and junior coach. He was involved at City from 1964-71 – though, like Bennell, did not receive an official salary – and nine people so far have come forward to report him for serious sexual abuse, including rape.The figures are significantly higher when it comes to Bennell, who was convicted last year of 50 specimen charges relating to 12 boys, aged eight to 14, from 1979-91, and has been described by the police as one of the worst paedophiles in UK criminal history, numbers-wise, with potentially hundreds of victims – in one case, even taking one of City’s youngsters on to the pitch at Maine Road, the club’s former ground, to abuse him behind the goal.Bennell, described by the judge as “sheer evil” and “the devil incarnate”, had two three-year spells within City’s junior network, starting in his early 20s, between 1976 and 1984. He went on to have seven years as Crewe Alexandra’s youth-team coach and has been imprisoned four times, three in England and once in the US. At least 86 other people have reported him in England – though that figure has not been updated since January 2018 – and his time at City will form a significant part of the Football Association’s independent inquiry given some of the details that have subsequently emerged.One parent had complained to the club about Bennell having boys in his room on away trips and Steve Fleet, one of City’s youth-team coaches in the late 1970s, told the Guardian last year that he had told the club of his own suspicions. Police documents from the 1990s question City’s stance during the criminal investigation, with one detective suggesting the club’s priority was to avoid damaging publicity. The now-deceased Len Davies, a scout who worked alongside Bennell, admitted that one of England’s major football clubs was “beguiled and hoodwinked” by the man, now 65, who liked to be known as “the star-maker.”City have been facing civil action from a number of former players but the victims will now have the option of pursuing those cases through the courts or the “alternative pathway” of taking part in a structured compensation scheme that has taken two years to put together. The club have decided it is “the right thing to do in order to give eligible survivors a level of closure as fast as possible”.The scheme has been put together by Ravi Nayer, a partner at Pinsent Masons, in the legal firm’s London office, and a QC, Frances Oldham, has been appointed as an independent adjudicator. Oldham previously chaired the Independent Jersey Care Inquiry, publishing a 2017 report into the island’s child-abuse scandal, most notably at the Haut de la Garenne children’s home.City know of around 40 survivors who encountered Bennell or Broome in the club’s junior system, though the expectation is that number could rise substantially. Six feeder teams – Whitehill, Blue Star, Pegasus, Xerxes, Midas, and Adswood Amateurs – have been identified in Bennell’s case. Three of his other junior sides – White Knowl, Palace and Glossop Juniors – also had clear links to City. Broome was the manager of Whitehill Boys, another of City’s feeder teams. No connection has been found to show he and Bennell were associates in any way.The compensation scheme will mean the former players who were planning, or had initiated, legal action against the club can “avoid the costs, time, emotional distress and complexity of a trial with an alternative dispute-resolution process”. The idea is to “provide a speedier, cheaper and more predictable means of compensation than lengthy, expensive formal court litigation”. Reuse this content Share on WhatsApp Share on Pinterest Share on Messengerlast_img read more

IPL 2019: After historic triumph, Rohit Sharma chills out with family

first_img India Today Web Desk New DelhiMay 16, 2019UPDATED: May 16, 2019 22:58 IST Rohit Sharma spent some quality time with his family (@rohitsharma45 Photo)HIGHLIGHTSRohit Sharma led Mumbai Indians to their record fourth IPL titleRohit won his fifth IPL title, the most by an individual everRohit will next be seen in action for India at the 2019 World CupRohit Sharma became the first to win six Indian Premier League titles as he led Mumbai Indians to their record 4th IPL trophy. MI defeated Chennai Super Kings by 1 run in the IPL 2019 final to lift the trophy in Hyderabad on Sunday.Rohit has been a revelation as a captain of Mumbai Indians, winning 60 of 104 match – that is a win percentage – 58.65. He led the celebrations for Mumbai Indians as well. In a video posted by Mumbai Indians on their social media handles, Rohit can be seen rapping along with Yuvraj Singh as the duo lit up the party.After winning the IPL, Rohit chose to spend some quality time with his family before he heads off to England as part of Team India at the 2019 ICC World Cup.Rohit shared some moments from his trip to the Maldives, posting photos with his family, including with his wife Ritika Sajdeh and daughter Samaria.The best thing to hold onto in life @ritssajdeh Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) May 16, 2019Rohit Sharma led from the front, scoring 405 runs, including 2 fifties, from 15 matches as Mumbai were crowned champions.Rohit though chose to credit his players for the win, saying that the feeling of family in the teams is what enables them to perform for each other on the field.”We do believe in each others’ ability and we do believe in planning strategies,” Rohit after winning the IPL.advertisement”Luckily for me, I have a staff around me which is so good at that, in terms of planning and making those crucial decisions and strategies. Because I am a firm believer in having planning. Whatever game you play, you have to go with a plan and have some sort of strategies around the opposition. I’ve seen IPL from close quarters, you need to be a little dynamic.”Also Read | Perfect Endgame: How MI served revenge cold in IPL 2019 final to CSKAlso Read | IPL 2019: Why Virat Kohli has been unable to do what Rohit and Dhoni do so oftenFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow IPL 2019Follow Rohit SharmaFollow Ritika SajdehFollow SamairaFollow Mumbai Indians IPL 2019: After historic triumph, Rohit Sharma chills out with familyRohit Sharma chose to spend some quality time with his family on a holiday to the Maldives, as he posted photos with his wife, daughter and family.advertisementlast_img read more

Samsung Galaxy A80 with 48MP rotating triple camera launched in India: Price, specifications

first_imgSamsung Galaxy A80 with 48MP rotating triple camera launched in India: Price, specificationsSamsung Galaxy A80 has been launched in India offering a notchless New Infinity AMOLED display, 48MP rotating triple camera system and Snapdragon 730G processor, among other things. Check out the Galaxy A80 price and specifications here.advertisement Sanket Vijayasarathy New DelhiJuly 18, 2019UPDATED: July 20, 2019 11:43 IST HIGHLIGHTSSamsung Galaxy A80 has been launched priced at Rs 47,990 in India.Galaxy A80 offers a notchless AMOLED display and 48MP rotating triple camera setup.The Galaxy A80 will go on sale starting August 1 across online and offline channels.Samsung has launched the Galaxy A80 in India. The smartphone made its debut a couple of months ago in Thailand and is now officially in India. The Galaxy A80 is the company’s most premium offering under the Galaxy A series as it touts a notchless New Infinity display and a 48MP rotating triple camera setup, both of which have been introduced for the first time on the Galaxy A80.The Galaxy A80 has been launched in India priced at Rs 47,990 in a single variant that offers 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. The Galaxy A80 will go on sale starting August 1 across retail stores in India, e-Shop, Samsung Opera House and major leading online channels. Customers can also pre-book the Galaxy A80 between July 22 and July 31. The Galaxy A80 will be available in three colours – Ghost White, Phantom Black and Angel Gold.Customers who pre-book the Galaxy A80 can also avail a one-time screen replacement offer. Launch offers also include 5 per cent cashback on Citibank credit cards.Samsung Galaxy A80 specificationsThe Samsung Galaxy A80 is the company’s first smartphone to come with the New Infinity display. The Galaxy A80 offers an edge-to-edge notchless screen for an immersive viewing experience. It sports a large 6.7-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED display and supports an in-display fingerprint sensor.In order to offer a notch-free display, Samsung has opted for a unique camera solution. The triple camera setup on the back of the Galaxy A80 rises up and rotates to the front when using the selfie camera. This means you will be able to use the same set of high-quality triple camera for both general photography and selfies.advertisementThe triple camera system includes a 48-megapixel Sony IMX 586 f/2.0 primary camera, an 8-megapixel f/2.2 ultra wide-angle camera and ToF (Time of Flight) camera for depth mapping. The camera supports 4K UHD video recording, Super Steady mode, scene optimiser and Night mode, among other things.The Galaxy A80 is powered by a 2.2GHz octa-core Snapdragon 730G chipset. The SD730G offer a slightly better GPU compared to the regular Snapdragon 730 chip. This is paired with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. The Galaxy A80 houses a 3,700mAh battery and supports 25W fast charging over Type-C. The phone also comes equipped with Samsung Pay that is secured by Samsung Knox.ALSO READ | Samsung Galaxy A80 quick review: Rises to the challenge with a rotating camera and New Infinity displayGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySanket Vijayasarathy Tags :Follow SamsungFollow Galaxy A80last_img read more

Tianyuan Logistics Tied to Ten Bulkers at CSIC

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy:Qingdao Beihai Shipbuilding One year on from its incorporation, Hong Kong-based Tianyuan Logistics Shipping seems to have moved forward with its newbuilding program which includes an order for ten bulk carriers.The ten 120,000 dwt vessels have been ordered from three yards belonging to China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC), Fearnleys said in its weekly report.Under the USD 380 million deal, the construction of the ten ships will be divided between Shanhaiguan Shipbuilding, Tianjin Xingang Shipbuilding and Qingdao Beihai Shipbuilding.The vessel deliveries will be spread across 2019 and 2020, the report said.Tianyuan Logistics Shipping was set up on April 18, 2017 by its parent Ningxia Tianyuan Manganese Industry Co Ltd, based in Ningxia, China. The company was launched as an in-house chartering arm for vessels intended for transporting cargo from the company’s mines.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

Prudence recommandée avec les températures élevées

first_img crampes de chaleur : spasmes musculaires syncope de chaleur : évanouissement ou faiblesse épuisement par la chaleur : fatigue, étourdissement, manque d’énergie, maux de tête, nausée, etc. coup de chaleur : confusion, désorientation, perte de connaissance ou crise Les personnes qui ont des problèmes de santé sous-jacents peuvent constater que leurs symptômes s’aggravent. Si vous présentez des symptômes d’une maladie causée par la chaleur et si vous avez des questions, composez le 811 pour communiquer avec la ligne Info-Santé. En cas d’urgence, composez le 911. Les représentants de la santé recommandent aux personnes les plus à risque de rester à l’ombre ou dans des endroits climatisés, de boire beaucoup d’eau, de porter des vêtements aux couleurs pâles et de prendre des pauses souvent s’ils font de l’exercice ou du travail à l’extérieur. Le Dr Richard Gould, médecin-hygiéniste en Nouvelle-Écosse, rappelle aux Néo-Écossais de faire attention aux conditions météorologiques et d’adapter leurs activités en conséquence. « On recommande aux gens de surveiller l’indice humidex et de prendre les précautions nécessaires pour se protéger lorsque les températures sont élevées, a dit le Dr Gould. On recommande également aux organisateurs d’activités de sports et de loisirs d’accorder suffisamment de pauses pour permettre aux gens de s’hydrater et même de reporter les activités, particulièrement si l’indice humidex dépasse 40. » On encourage les gens qui n’ont pas accès à un endroit frais à la maison ou au travail de profiter des endroits climatisés tels que les centres d’achat, les bibliothèques, les centres communautaires ou la maison d’un ami. Il est possible que les ventilateurs n’assurent pas un rafraîchissement suffisant lorsque la température est élevée. L’indice humidex nous indique la température que la personne moyenne ressent. Il s’agit de la combinaison de la température et de l’humidité. Pour connaître l’indice humidex dans votre communauté, consultez le site Web d’Environnement Canada au Pour obtenir d’autres conseils sur la sécurité en été, consultez le ou le (en anglais seulement). La température augmente et le ministère de la Promotion et de la Protection de la santé demande aux gens de prendre de simples précautions pour se protéger. Le temps chaud et l’humidité augmentent le risque de maladie pour les bébés, les enfants d’âge préscolaire, les aînés de 65 ans et plus et les personnes atteintes de maladies chroniques telles que des maladies respiratoires ou cardiaques. Les animaux de compagnie sont également susceptibles aux températures élevées. Les symptômes des maladies causées par la chaleur incluent :last_img read more

Emergency Alert Test on Wednesday Nov 28

first_imgA test of the public emergency alerting system will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 28 at 1:55 p.m. This is the second test this year of the Alert Ready system which includes cellphones. The Alert Ready system allows emergency management officials to send out public alerts in times of emergency. Participants in the national system include private and public broadcasters, cellphone service providers and government organizations. “When an emergency happens, seconds count. Alert Ready is one of the many tools we can use to notify Nova Scotians of an emergency,” said Chuck Porter, Minister responsible for the Emergency Management Office. “We encourage Nova Scotians to visit the Alert Ready site or speak with their wireless provider to confirm if their device is compatible to receive these alerts.” The Emergency Management Office regularly tests components of the public alerting system before an actual emergency occurs. Tests of the system create awareness of Alert Ready and how it works on television, radio and wireless. Not everyone received the alert on their mobile devices during the test in May for a variety of reasons, including device compatibility, settings and connection to a network. Nova Scotians who do not receive the alert Nov. 28 are encouraged to follow up with their service provider. The test begins with a loud alert sound on radio, television and compatible cellphones. The sound is followed by a spoken message on television and radio and a text on television and cellphone screens. If a cellphone is in silent mode, there will be no sound but a message will be displayed and the phone may vibrate. If it is switched off it will not receive an emergency alert. In addition to the alert system, the Emergency Management Office uses Twitter and Facebook to alert the public. Information about cellphone compatibility is available at read more

Quebecs debate on religious accommodation has migrated to the bus and subway

first_imgMONTREAL – Quebec’s public transportation systems are the latest target in the ongoing debate in the province over religion and identity.Neither Montreal’s transit authority nor unions representing bus and subway drivers wanted to comment Thursday on speculation that women wearing the Islamic niqab or burqa will be prevented from using public transportation.Justice Minister Stephanie Vallee hasn’t been able to answer the question clearly either.The debate surfaced after Vallee on Tuesday tabled amendments to Bill 62, legislation that sets guidelines for accommodating religious requests in Quebec.Vallee’s bill attempts to enshrine into law the policy that all people giving or receiving a service from the state must do so with their face uncovered.“As soon as there is an interaction between the state in the citizen, the service has to be offered and received with an uncovered face,” she has said about her law, first tabled in 2015.Tuesday’s amendments included language explicitly stating municipalities and public transportation systems would be subject to the proposed accommodation law.Vallee has since been accused of being coy regarding the details of the amendments and how they would be enforced.The justice minister was asked repeatedly during radio interviews this week whether a bus driver could reject a woman wearing the Islamic burqa or niqab from walking onto a bus.She wasn’t able to give a clear answer.“The objective of the bill is not to prevent people from taking the bus,” Vallee said, without responding to the questions directly.Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre has come out against the amendments, saying the provincial government doesn’t have the right to tell the city how its employees should dress.He also raised concerns about whether women wearing Islamic face coverings would be able to ride public transit.Montreal’s transit authority said it was “premature” to discuss the government’s bill and the agency would consult with the city on the issue.The union representing many municipal bus drivers across Quebec also didn’t want to comment, saying it would likely be ready to talk about the bill in September.Political Science professor Bruce Hicks of Concordia University suggested in an interview the Quebec Liberals could be purposefully trying to “stir things up” in order to distract the opposition in the leadup to the 2018 election.“They are clearly stirring the pot,” said Hicks, who is also a visiting fellow at York University. “The fact (Vallee) has been ambiguous suggests that maybe they are just throwing it out there to get people talking about it.”Hicks pointed to the fact Vallee tabled the bill in 2015 and said if passing the legislation was a priority the government could have done so much sooner.He said the Liberals have a political incentive to make the opposition look like they are intolerant against Muslims or obsessed with identity issues.Hicks said having a big societal debate on religious accommodation and systemic racism this year might “exhaust the conversation” by the next election, scheduled for fall 2018.“It takes the wind out of the sails of opposition parties,” he said.Haroun Bouazzi, the head of a well-known Muslim organization in Quebec, didn’t care to opine on what he thought was the government’s strategy.He said the Liberals could have closed this issue years ago by passing a law on religious accommodation.“It seems a bit improvised,” he said. “It seems as though they don’t recognize the consequences of what they are proposing.”last_img read more

Head of Anglican Church of Canada announces hell retire in 2019

first_imgTORONTO – Canada’s top Anglican bishop says he plans to retire next year.Fred Hiltz says he’s been a bishop for 23 years and has served as the national leader, or primate, for the past decade.In a letter posted to the church’s website this week, Hiltz says he hopes the announcement will help the congregation move beyond “whispered speculations” about whether or not he’ll retire as he approaches his 65th birthday.Hiltz says that as he nears his retirement, he’s considering a variety of issues the church will have to grapple with, including how it can respond to calls to action put forth by Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the second reading of an amendment to the Marriage Canon.In 2016, under Hiltz’s supervision, the Anglican church narrowly voted to approve same-sex marriage.Hiltz says his resignation will take effect on July 16, 2019.last_img read more

UN agency leads fight for binding international treaty to fight illegal fishing

14 March 2007Stepping up the fight against illegal fishing, which is depleting world stocks, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is leading efforts for the adoption by 2009 of a final draft for a legally binding international agreement establishing control measures in ports where fish is landed, transhipped or processed. Stepping up the fight against illegal fishing, which is depleting world stocks, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is leading efforts for the adoption by 2009 of a final draft for a legally binding international agreement establishing control measures in ports where fish is landed, transhipped or processed. The proposed agreement will be based on a voluntary FAO model scheme which outlines recommended “Port State” control measures, which include running background checks on boats prior to granting docking privileges and undertaking inspections in port to check documentation, cargos and equipment. These are widely viewed as one of the best ways to fight illegal, unreported or unregulated fishing. Fishing without permission, catching protected species, using outlawed types of gear or disregarding catch quotas are among the most common offences. At a meeting in Rome last week of FAO’s Committee on Fisheries (COFI), 131 governments and the European Commission agreed to start a process leading to such a pact. Additional consultations will be held in this year and next to produce a draft version for final approval at COFI’s next meeting in 2009. Illegal, unreported or unregulated fishing undermines good management of world fisheries, has negative impacts on fish stocks, including those upon which poor fishers depend, and implies significant costs both in terms of lost fishing revenue and money spent combating it. FAO’s model scheme recommends training inspectors to increase their effectiveness and improving international information-sharing about vessels with a history of such activities to help authorities turn away repeat offenders. Last week’s meeting also entrusted FAO with drafting technical guidelines on recommended best practices in deep sea fisheries; producing guidelines on the use of protected areas for better management; undertaking a study on the probable impacts of climate change in order to evaluate management and policy responses; and convening a conference on the needs of small-scale fisheries that employ some 34 million people in the developing world. In addition to delegations from FAO Members, 41 intergovernmental organizations and 29 nongovernmental organizations also participate in COFI. read more

UN agency calls on Greece to carry out urgentlyneeded asylum reform

Adrian Edwards, spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), told reporters in Geneva that the “continued absence in Greece of a functioning asylum system” has important implications for the wider European Union (EU).“The conditions for asylum-seekers in Greece, which is among the principal entry points to the EU, are notoriously difficult. Most asylum-seekers receive no assistance. Many live on the streets, including women and children,” he said.“The refugee status determination system does not operate properly and as a result, persons needing international protection are not identified as such. This is a humanitarian crisis situation which should not exist in the European Union.”Until the asylum reforms are carried out, UNCHR said it will continue to recommend that other European States not send asylum-seekers back to Greece – as the first point of entry into Europe – under EU or other regulations.Yesterday, the non-governmental organization Human Rights Watch called on UNHCR to intervene and take on responsibility for refugee status determination in Greece in light of these shortcomings. “UNHCR notes this recommendation, but emphasizes that responsibility for asylum rests with the State, and as an EU member, Greece is bound by European Union legislation to have laws and procedures for dealing with people seeking asylum,” said Mr. Edwards.The agency appealed to the EU to boost its assistance to help Greece to create a modern and effective migration and asylum system that fully respects human rights. 21 September 2010The United Nations refugee agency today called on Greece to urgently reform its asylum system, stressing that this will go a long way in improving what it described as a “humanitarian crisis” for those seeking protection in the country. read more

Sears Canada loss doubles to 118million while sales fall almost 10

TORONTO — Sears Canada Inc. racked up another quarterly loss, more than doubling its loss a year ago, as the department store continued to face challenges in the effort to turnaround its business.After widespread job cuts and numerous store closures, the retailer posted a $118.7-million net loss as both revenue and the industry barometer of same-store sales fell.The loss amounted to $1.16 per share for the 13 weeks ended Nov. 1, compared to a loss of $48.8 million or 48 cents per share in the comparable period last year.JPMorgan to terminate credit card deal in another setback for struggling Sears CanadaSears Canada in it for the long-run, says new CEO (the fourth in three years)Sears Canada’s revenue for the quarter dropped 15% to $834.5 million, from $982.3 million a year earlier, partly as a result of store closures. Sales at locations open for at least a year fell 9.5%.The lumbering effort to improve Sears Canada’s books has been playing out for several years, under numerous leaders, with little improvement.It was the first quarterly financial report since Ronald Boire stepped in as acting chief executive last month, replacing Douglas Campbell who left the role and returned to the United States for what the company said were “personal family issues.”Boire said the results were disappointing, but that Sears Canada’s management is focused on building its relationship with consumers by providing “great fashionable product made of high quality at affordable prices.”“The company has done well at managing expenses year to date and maintaining a strong balance sheet, and we are now working at growing our top line to have our sales match the high level of loyalty and support that Canadians have for the Sears brand,” Boire said in a statement.One positive note was that costs related to its multi-year “transformation” effort were lower, coming in at $4 million versus $20.2 million in the 2013 third quarter.Sears Canada announced earlier this year that it would cut 2,200 jobs on top of thousands more it eliminated last year. The company also sold leases in some of its highest profile locations, including the Toronto Eaton Centre, as part of a move to reduce costs.On Monday, the company said it will end a credit-card issuing partnership with U.S. bank JPMorgan Chase when the current 10-year agreement expires next November.Sears Canada sold its credit and financial services business to JPMorgan Chase in 2005 for about $2.2 billion. The agreement came with a “long-term marketing and servicing alliance” between the two companies. Under that agreement, JPMorgan Chase will remain the service provider for the Sears Card and Sears Mastercard until Nov. 15, 2015.Under certain circumstances, the U.S.-based bank could pay Sears Canada up to $174 million as part of the windup.Boire arrives from parent company Sears Holdings Corp., as the Canadian operation focuses energy on locations outside of big cities, in hopes it can lure customers away from Walmart and Target.Before joining Sears Holdings, where Boire was chief merchandising officer and president of the Sears and Kmart Formats, he also held various retail leadership roles, including as president and CEO of retailer Brookstone Inc. and Toys R Us where he was president of the North American division.Boire said last week in an interview with The Canadian Press that he hopes to chart a recovery for the Canadian department store chain, including scaling back on products that don’t sell like they used to.Shares of the company pulled back 2.5%, or 27 cents, to $10.72 on Tuesday morning at the Toronto Stock Exchange, which extended a decline of more than 35% from the same time last year.A majority of Sears Canada shares are directly or indirectly controlled by Edward Lampert. Last week, Lampert and ESL Partners LP announced they, and certain affiliated entities, owned 49.5% of the Canadian company’s outstanding shares. Indirectly, Lampert also controls Sears Holdings Corp., which has reduced its share of Sears Canada to about 17%. read more

Wind CEO Competition in wireless sector slowed by failure to unite new

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Wind CEO: Competition in wireless sector slowed by failure to unite new entrants by David Paddon, The Canadian Press Posted Jun 17, 2014 1:35 pm MDT TORONTO – The head of Wind Mobile says Canada’s new wireless companies should have worked harder to combine forces against the three big incumbent carriers after Ottawa opened up the market a few years ago, but he insists competition will survive.“We should have worked harder to partner with Mobilicity and Public at the outset, instead of building three networks and competing with each other in the Toronto market, for example,” Wind chief executive Anthony Lacavera said in interview ahead of his speech Tuesday at the Canadian Telecom Summit.“Wind obviously suffered by growing more slowly as a result of splitting the market with them. Meanwhile the incumbents just sat back and watched the new entrants sort of beat up on each other and they really didn’t have much impact on the incumbents.”Still, Lacavera said it’s important to make a distinction between his company and fellow entrants Public Mobile and Mobilicity, which sought creditor protection last year. Public Mobile has since been acquired by Telus (TSX:T) and Mobilicity continues to operate under court supervision.He said the financial problems of two other small carriers, coupled with Wind’s inability to raise additional investment to fund its growth and participate in January’s key licence auction, have overshadowed Wind’s success at the operational level and the success of Videotron, EastLink, MTS Allstream and SaskTel in their respective regions.“A variety of analyst reports have suggested that Wind is on very shaky ground and the end is near, if you will. But that’s just categorically wrong. The operating results are very strong,” Lacavera said.He said Wind is approaching break-even in its operations and, by that measure, will become profitable from 2015 onward.As of last week, Toronto-based Wind had a total of 735,000 subscribers in the three provinces where it operates — Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia. That’s up from about 702,000 at the end of March when, as Lacavera said, many analysts were surprised that Wind had added 26,000 subscribers to its based over a three-month period.Despite the Wind’s relatively rapid rate of subscriber growth, its base is dwarfed by those at the three biggest carriers, with Rogers Communications Inc. (TSX:RCI.B) alone having 9.4 million subscribers at the end of the first quarter. Telus had about 7.82 million and BCE’s Bell affiliates (TSX:BCE) had 7.76 million, according to industry statistics.A number of industry observers have said they are skeptical that Ottawa’s policy of increasing competition in the sector will be successful in bringing down prices and stimulating innovation because of the enormous costs involved.Lacavera said he believes Canada can support four competitive wireless carriers in every region.“Despite incumbent rhetoric and despite analyst criticism, I actually think the government has successfully implemented a fourth-carrier policy and the results of it are clear — we have Wind in Ontario, B.C. and Alberta, we have Videotron in Quebec, EastLink in the East and MTS and SaskTel in Manitoba and Saskatchewan,” he said.Lacavera admitted that Wind is having major challenges in attracting investors — domestically or internationally.The federal government’s decision to block Wind majority owner Vimpelcom from buying Lacavera’s minority stake, coupled with Ottawa’s decision to block an Egyptian business group from buying the Allstream wireline business from Manitoba Telecom for security reasons, have been incredibly disruptive, Lacavera said.“The difficulty is that the security concerns they have are unspecified, so we really have no way of resolving them,” Lacavera said. “The ability to finance Wind from a foreign investment perspective was significantly damaged when the Allstream decision came down.”— Follow @DavidPaddon on Twitter. read more

Inis Mór islanders fear being left stranded as last ferry service due

first_img Nov 30th 2016, 9:21 AM Image: Eamonn Farrell/ 14 Comments Share625 Tweet Email By Sean Murray 20,602 Views Image: Eamonn Farrell/ Wednesday 30 Nov 2016, 9:21 AM Short URL Updated 1.05pmINIS MÓR WILL lose its ferry service for the entirety of winter, as the ferry operator is set to run its last service until 17 March 2017 at 6pm this evening.Island Ferries has been deadlocked in dispute with Galway Council concerning levies introduced in 2011 on passengers travelling to and from the island.As a result of this dispute, islanders are concerned that the ferry withdrawal could leave them stranded this winter.In a statement, the ferry service said that it had become “increasingly unsustainable from an economic perspective” to continue running a ferry service throughout the winter.It had sought the abolition of a €5 per passenger charge on islanders who are permanent residents, as a well as a reduction in the current per passenger charges on the ferry.Island Ferries had previously said it would withdraw its service from 2 November but delayed that following what it describes as “progressive proposals” that facilitated “favourable outcomes for all stakeholders” were discussed with the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.The ferry operator said that it was “most surprising and disappointing” that these proposals had not yet been considered by Galway County Council.Speaking on RTÉ’s Morning Ireland, Inis Mór co-op manager Cathy Ní Ghoill said that residents of the island were just “pawns” in a game between the county council and the ferry service.She added that there was no provision in place for a replacement service from the Government and a more expensive air service was the only alternative way of getting to and from the island.“Galway County Council brought in levies for every passenger that would travel to and from Inis Mór,” she said. “The people of Inis Mór were against that. They felt it was another form of taxation.”Ní Ghoill added that it was her understanding that a last minute meeting was set to take place between Island Ferries and Galway County Council today to try and avert the withdrawal of ferry services. She said:The people and residents of Inis Mór are not guaranteed a ferry service, and here we are not knowing what will happen this evening.Sinn Féin Senator Trevor Ó Clochartaigh has urged Minister for the Gaeltacht Seán Kyne to guarantee a service for the people of Inis Mór from tomorrow. He said:Minster for Seán Kyne has a responsibility for ensuring that there is a ferry service to the Aran Islands. He should have sorted out this debacle previously, but now it is imperative that he clearly outline what his Plan B is to ensure that the people of Inis Mór can get on and off the island by ferry from tomorrow onwards.A spokesperson for Galway County Council told “Galway County Council representatives met with Island Ferries Teo this morning to discuss matters relating to the harbour bye-laws.“The proposal put forward by Island Ferries Teo earlier in November was considered and Island Ferries Teo agreed to clarify aspects of the proposal. The Chief Executive agreed to circulate any document received to all of the Members of Galway County Council.”In a statement to, the Department for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht said: “The Department continues to work with relevant stakeholders with a view to achieving a workable solution with regard to the ferry service to Inis Mór.”Read: Residents of Inis Mór will be left without a ferry service from next month Inis Mór islanders fear being left stranded as last ferry service due to run this evening Island Ferries will be stopping all services to the Aran island until 17 March 2017. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Trump University lawsuits settled for 25M

first_imgSAN DIEGO — President-elect Donald Trump agreed Friday to pay $25 million to settle several lawsuits alleging that his now-defunct school for real estate investors defrauded students who paid up to $35,000 to enroll in Trump University programs.If approved by a judge, the deal announced by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman would settle a lawsuit he filed three years ago and two class-action lawsuits filed in California on behalf of former students.The suits alleged that Trump University failed to deliver on its promise to teach success in real estate. They accused the program of misleading students by calling itself a university when it was not an accredited school and by saying that Trump “hand-picked” instructors.Messages left with several of Trump’s attorneys and a spokeswoman were not returned Friday.Trump has denied the allegations and said during the campaign that he would not settle. He told supporters at a May rally that he would come to San Diego to testify after winning the presidency.“I could have settled this case numerous times, but I don’t want to settle cases when we’re right. I don’t believe in it. And when you start settling cases, you know what happens? Everybody sues you because you get known as a settler. One thing about me, I am not known as a settler,” Trump said at the time.last_img read more

Zendaya To Star In CoProduce A White Lie With Reese Witherspoon

first_img Twitter NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Feb 17, 2016 – 4:43 pm Zendaya: New Album Coming Soon Singer/actress to take on role of the first African-American woman to graduate from Vassar CollegeTim McPhateGRAMMYs Nov 14, 2017 – 8:07 am Singer/actress Zendaya is set to star in A White Lie, the film adaption of Karin Tanabe’s 2016 book, The Gilded Years. Set in the 1890s, Zendaya will portray the role of the book’s main character, Anita Hemmings, who becomes the first African-American woman to graduate from Vassar College. Hemmings — a light-skinned woman who is a descendant of slaves — graduates from Vassar by passing as a Caucassian. Meanwhile, the film will also feature a love story subplot, as Hemmings finds romance with a Harvard student in her new surroundings.Zendaya will also produce A White Lie alongside actress Reese Witherspoon and Lauren Neustadter. Earlier this year, the Oakland, Calif., native Zendaya starred in the blockbuster Spider-Man: Homecoming. In December the “K.C. Undercover” star is next set to appear on the silver screen opposite Hugh Jackman and Zac Efron in The Greatest Showman. Zendaya released her eponymous debut studio album in 2013. At the 58th GRAMMY Awards in 2016, she said that a new album would be forthcoming “soon.” More recently, she has collaborated with artists on singles and videos for artists such as Bruno Mars, Prince Royce and Chris Brown. Barry Gibb To Executive Produce Bee Gees Broadway Musical Zendaya Eyes Next Film Role zendaya-star-co-produce-white-lie-reese-witherspoon Facebook Zendaya To Star In, Co-Produce ‘A White Lie’ With Reese Witherspoon News Email last_img read more

Oikya Fronts meeting with EC underway

first_imgelection commissionA delegation of Jatiya Oikya Front, led by Kamal Hossain, started a meeting with the election commission at 3:30pm today (Wednesday), seeking deferment of the national election by a month, reports UNB.Chief election commissioner KM Nurul Huda and other commissioners are presents at the meeting being held at Nirbachan Bhaban.Apart from Kamal Hossain, BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir and other senior Oikya Front leaders also attended the meeting.On Tuesday, Fakhrul said they will talk about their various demands, including the deferment of the election, and observations on the election during the meeting with the EC.last_img read more