Everyone Thinks This Major CFB Coach Is Going To Leave His Job

first_imgAn interior view of Oklahoma State's football stadiumSTILLWATER, OK – SEPTEMBER 05: General view of Boone Pickens Stadium before the college football game between the Georgia Bulldogs and the Oklahoma State Cowboys on September 5, 2009 in Stillwater, Oklahoma. The Cowboys defeated the Bulldogs 24-10. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)A major college football coach and his athletic director appear to be feuding. It’s not the best look.Oklahoma State’s athletic director was vocally critical of his football coach, Mike Gundy, for what’s been happening on the recruiting trail.The AD, Mike Holder, wants his program to finish higher in the recruiting rankings.“You’ve got to give credit to Mike Gundy,” Holder said on the Pistols Firing podcast. “He’s really matured into a difference-maker as a coach. I would approach recruiting a little differently than he does. I’d want to finish higher in those recruiting rankings than we consistently do. I think that ultimately puts a ceiling on what you’re able to achieve … I think sometimes we settle when we don’t have to.”Oklahoma State finished No. 33 in the country for the 2018 cycle. The Cowboys’ 2019 class isn’t shaping up to be significantly better.Gundy took to Twitter earlier today in an apparent response:??— Mike Gundy (@CoachGundy) June 14, 2018Gundy has been linked to other jobs in the past. Most notably, Tennessee reportedly made a hard push for him this offseason.Maybe a feud between him and his athletic director will eventually push him out the door.Time to flirt with another school and not leave https://t.co/cJedI3gxQA— Dan Wolken (@DanWolken) June 14, 2018Stay tuned.last_img read more

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Virat Kohli wasn’t even born when India last enforced follow-on in Australia 33 years ago

first_img Rohan Sen SydneyJanuary 6, 2019UPDATED: January 6, 2019 16:42 IST Virat Kohli decided to enforce the follow-on after India took a 322-run first innings lead over Australia (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTS4th Test Day 4, brief scores: India 622/7d (Pujara 193, Pant 159*) vs Australia (300; Harris 79, Kuldeep 5/99) & 6/0 (Harris 2*, Khawaja 4*) trail by 316 runs following-onIndia had last enforced the follow-on in Australia at the same venue on January 6, 1986Australia have been asked to follow-on in a Test on home soil for the first time since 19884th Test, Day 4, brief scores: India 622 for 7 declared (Pujara 193, Pant 159 not out, Jadeja 81, Lyon 4 for 178) vs Australia (300 all out; Harris 79, Kuldeep 5 for 99) & 6/0 (Harris 2*, Khawaja 4*) at stumps, trail by 316 runs following on. Full ScorecardAustralia hit a new low in Test cricket on Sunday as they were asked to follow-on by Virat Kohli in the ongoing fourth Test on Sunday after the hosts got bowled out for 300 in their first innings to trail India by 322 runs at stumps in Sydney. India’s first innings lead is the fourth highest for the team outside Asia in Test cricket.Looking at India’s huge first-innings lead, Kohli had no hesitation in asking Australia to bat again and thus, became only the second Indian captain after Kapil Dev to enforce the follow-on at the Sydney Cricket Ground.Kapil had taken the same decision in the Sydney Test back in 1986 and coincidentally, he had done it on the same date – January 6.It was the last day of the New Year Test in 1986 when Kapil asked Australia to bat again after India had declared on 600 for 4 in the first innings and then bowled out the hosts for 396 on the final day before asking them to follow-on. The match ended in a draw as Australia finished the day at 119 for 6.33 years later Kohli has repeated history but this time India has the chance to go on and win the match with a session and another day’s play left to be played. The Sydney weather might be the only factor which can come to Australia’s rescue.advertisementEngland were the last team to force Australia to follow-on at home in the drawn 1988 Sydney Test, a result the hosts are unlikely to repeat unless the weather intervenes. To put things in perspective, none of the players in the current Indian playing XI were even born back then.In fact, England was the last team to ask Australia to follow-on outside Australia, in the fourth Test of the Ashes series in 2005.With a first series win in Australia all but confirmed, India got the four remaining Australia wickets in 21 overs with Kuldeep Yadav completing his five-wicket haul after rain had delayed play for four hours on Sunday.Kuldeep Yadav’s first Test on Aussie soil and he collects a five-wicket haul!#AUSvIND | @Domaincomau pic.twitter.com/e29NWD6oyZcricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) January 6, 2019Kohli then chose to enforce the follow-on as his team chases the prize of its first victory at the SCG since 1978.After the rain delay it took India just six balls to strike with Mohammed Shami (2-58) bowling Pat Cummins for 25 with a ball that kept low.Peter Handscomb added nine runs to his overnight score before he was bowled for 37 to become Jasprit’s Bumrah’s first wicket of the match and reduce Australia to 257-8.Tea has been called due to bad light. The third session is scheduled to commence at 16:03 if the light situation improves #TeamIndia #AUSvsIND pic.twitter.com/E4c3SA7dVeBCCI (@BCCI) January 6, 2019Kuldeep (5-99) then trapped Nathan Lyon for no score.Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood shared an entertaining 42-run partnership for the last wicket to take Australia past 300 for just the second time this series, before Kuldeep got his fifth by having Hazlewood (21) out lbw in the 105th over. Starc finished on 29 not out.India denied Australia any real possibility of a victory here in Sydney by posting 622 for 7 in the first innings with Cheteshwar Pujara (193) and Rishabh Pant (159 not out) scoring hundreds.Also Read | Kuldeep Yadav 1st Chinaman bowler to bag 5-wicket haul in Tests in Australia in 64 yearsAlso Read | Virat Kohli will be India’s best-ever captain if he keeps learning: Sunil GavaskarAlso Read | Rishabh Pant needs to bat at No. 6, he can convert starts into hundreds: Sunil Gavaskar For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. 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 Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow India vs AustraliaFollow Virat KohliFollow Sydney TestFollow Sydney Cricket Ground Virat Kohli wasn’t even born when India last enforced follow-on in Australia 33 years ago4th Test, Day 4, brief scores: India 622 for 7 declared (Pujara 193, Pant 159 not out, Jadeja 81, Lyon 4 for 178) vs Australia (300 all out; Harris 79, Kuldeep 5 for 99) & 6/0 (Harris 2*, Khawaja 4*) at stumps, trail by 316 runs following on. Australia have been asked to follow-on in a Test match on home soil after 31 years as India bowled the hosts out in the second session in the ongoing Sydney Test.advertisementlast_img read more

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Battery Ready Vessels Considered as More Profitable …

first_imgzoom Motivated by stricter environmental regulations, growing pressure to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, rising fuel costs, and availability of new energy sources the shipping industry is forced to consider alternative fuels and new technologies. Battery ready vessels might be one of the alternatives.There are a number of alternative fuels or energy carriers that can be used in shipping, all with different benefits and challenges. What fuel a shipping company should choose for a specific vessel depends on a variety of factors, including ship type, operational profile, and trading pattern. A vessel ordered today will still operate in the 2030s, in a world with unknown fuel availability, fuel prices, and regulatory requirements. Making the wrong fuel choice today can have major implications for the commercial performance of a ship over the next decades, including tradability and the second hand value.DNV GL is offering services tailored to assist ship owners in their selection and implementation of technology. DNV GL has evaluated more than 20 different ‘LNG ready’ cases, covering bulk carriers, chemical tankers, general cargo carriers, container vessels, fast ferries, gas carriers, and a heavy lift vessel. DNV GL is now also using the approach to evaluate whether vessels are ‘battery ready’. Six maritime technology qualifications have been run or are currently in process in DNV GL, most of them qualifying SOx scrubber systems installed by ship owners for compliance with upcoming MARPOL regulations.Deciding which alternative fuel to choose is a complicated task for ship owners. By following a structured approached, ship owners can ensure that they select the most commercially attractive option for a vessel, given today’s knowledge.On a seminar Maritime Advisory’s seminar on profitable environmental technologies at Høvik this week, some 100 participants representing yards, charterers, ship owners, Norwegian authorities and equipment manufacturers attended.DNV GL, March 5, 2014last_img read more

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Volumes up, Profit down at CMA CGM

first_imgPress Release, August 29, 2014 zoom The Board of Directors of CMA CGM Group, the world’s third largest container shipping company, met under the chairmanship of Jacques R. Saadé, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, to review the financial statements for the second quarter of 2014.In the second quarter, in a market environment shaped by diverging developments in different regions:Consolidated revenue amounted to USD 4.2 billion, up 3.7% year-on-year;Volumes carried increased by 8.0% to 3.1 million TEUs;Average revenue per TEU decreased by 3.9% over the period.CMA CGM believes that the sustained growth in volumes was mainly attributable to the development of the Group’s Asia-Europe and Africa lines, and of the Asia-Pacific lines of its subsidiary ANL. As a result, the Group achieved record-high volumes for the period.In addition, CMA CGM has reduced costs per TEU by 4.8%, as well as fuel costs per TEU by 9.3%, which the company attributes to the combined effect of lower bunker consumption per unit and more moderate bunker prices.Core EBIT amounted to USD 204 million in the second quarter of 2014, versus USD 172 million in the prior-year period, representing an 18.4% increase.Consolidated net profit came to USD 94 million, versus USD 268 million in the second quarter of 2013, with last year’s amount including a non-recurring USD 248 million in proceeds from the sale of the 49% stake in the port terminal operations subsidiary Terminal Link.Following the arrival of the Danube, the first 9,000 TEU long-term charter vessel deployed on the Black Sea lines, the Elbe and Rhône vessels will be delivered to CMA CGM in the coming weeks.The freight rates remained volatile overall, with the usual high level of volumes at this time of the year helping drive current rate increases, according to the Group. On this basis, CMA CGM expects its third-quarter operating performance to be sustained.last_img read more

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Maersk Line Is Profitable Again

first_imgzoom Danish container shipping major Maersk Line returned to profit, CEO of A.P. Møller – Mærsk A/S, Søren Skou, said announcing the group’s results for the second quarter of 2017.“Maersk Line is again profitable delivering in line with guidance, with revenue growing by USD 1bn year-on-year in the second quarter. The profit was USD 490 million higher than the same quarter last year, based on higher rates,” Skou said.The company reported a profit of USD 339 million for the second quarter of 2017, against a loss of USD 151 million in the second quarter of 2016 with a positive ROIC of 6.7%, which bounced back from negative RIOC of 3.0%.The underlying result was a profit of USD 327 million, also a major return from a loss of USD 139 million booked in the corresponding period a year ago.Improved results were ascribed to a recovery of market fundamentals during the quarter as demand growth of 4% outgrew nominal supply growth of 1.4%.Maersk said that the improvement has led to 22 % higher freight rates compared to Q2 2016 and 7.6% compared to Q1 2017.Specifically, freight rates rose by 36% on East-West trades and 17% on NorthSouth trades.“Transported volumes increased by 1.7% compared to Q2 2016. Volume grew on headhaul by 5.2%, however, offset by a decrease on backhaul by 5.6% as backhaul cargo was less attractive on some trades,” the carrier further added.In its guidance for 2017, Maersk Line reiterated the expectation of an improvement in excess of USD 1 billion in underlying profit compared to a loss of USD 384 million in 2016, mainly due to improvements in freight rates and partly increasing volumes.As disclosed, global demand for seaborne container transportation is still expected to increase 2-4%, but in the upper end of the range.last_img read more

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Slowing economy needs stimulus package from new Govt India Inc

first_imgNew Delhi: Apex industry chamber Ficci Monday made a strong case for fiscal stimulus to pump-prime the slowing economy amid global headwinds and weakening domestic demand in the next budget as the Narendra Modi government is all set to begin its second innings. India’s GDP growth slowed to five-quarter low of 6.6 per cent during October-December 2018-19. The Central Statistics Office (CSO) will be releasing the quarterly GDP estimate for the quarter January-March (Q4FY19), 2019 and provisional annual estimates for 2018-19 on May 31. Also Read – SC declines Oil Min request to stay sharing of documentsIn its pre-budget memorandum to the finance ministry, Ficci said the Indian economy — which was amongst the fastest growing economies in the world over the last few years — now faces the risk of slow growth amidst a weakening global economic environment and slowdown in domestic demand. India was able to wade through the global headwinds in earlier years as the growth was supported by growing domestic demand. Low inflation due to subdued food and oil prices had also contributed towards higher consumption growth. Also Read – World suffering ‘synchronized slowdown’, says new IMF chief”However, the recent signs of slowdown in the economy stem not only from slow growth in investments and subdued exports but also from weakening growth in consumption demand. “This is a matter of serious concern and if not addressed urgently, the repercussions would be long-term,” it said. Amidst the rising uncertainties and economic challenges on both domestic and global front, there is an urgent need to re-energise the engines of growth and pump-prime the economy, the chamber said. “The upcoming Union Budget 2019-20 is an opportunity for the government to boost consumption and investments through appropriate fiscal stimulus and policies,” it added. The government had presented an Interim Budget for 2019-20 in February. A full Budget is likely to be presented in July. To spur growth, Ficci has sought reduction in corporate tax and abolition of Minimum Alternate Tax (MAT). “The Union Budget should be leveraged to boost business sentiments and encourage greater investments. Corporate tax rate for all companies should be brought down to 25 per cent, as had been proposed earlier,” it said. In the 2015-16 budget, the government had announced that the corporate tax rate would be gradually lowered to 25 per cent from 30 per cent over the next four years and exemptions available to companies would be phased out. In the subsequent years, the tax rate was reduced to 25 per cent for companies with a turnover of up to Rs 250 crore. A delegation of the industry chamber had met Revenue Secretary Ajay Bhushan Pandey and submitted the memorandum as part of the pre-budget discussion. On interest rate, Ficci said while the Reserve Bank has reduced the key lending rate in past two bi-monthly monetary policy reviews, “the real repo rate has remained high for a long time and there is a scope of further reduction in the repo rate”. The RBI Governor-headed Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) is scheduled to announce its next set of bi-monthly monetary policy on June 6. Ficci has also recommended that the Foreign Trade Policy 2015-20 and Customs Law need to be amended for allowing the utilisation of MEIS and SEIS scrips towards the payment of GST on imports.last_img read more

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Deadly Dubai bus accident Omani driver sentenced to seven years jail

first_imgDubai: The Omani bus driver, who rammed the vehicle into a height barrier in Dubai that killed 17 people, including 12 Indians, has been sentenced to seven years in jail followed by deportation and ordered to pay USD 925,000 as blood money, according to media reports. Twelve Indians were among the 17 people killed in the horrific bus accident on June 7 when the bus, coming from Oman, wrongly entered a road not designated for buses and crashed into a height barrier that cut the left side of the bus and killed passengers sitting on that side. Also Read – Imran Khan arrives in China, to meet Prez Xi JinpingThe other deceased include two Pakistanis, one Omani and one Filipina. According to The Gulf News, the Dubai Traffic Court has ordered that the 53-year-old bus driver be deported after his jail term is over and in addition he should pay USD 13,000 (dirham 50,000) fine. He will also have to pay USD 925,00 (dirham 3.4 million) in blood money for the families of the victims and his licence was also suspended for one year, the report said. After the court pronounced its judgement, families of the crash victims said that the “justice is served,” the Khaleej Times reported. Also Read – US blacklists 28 Chinese entities over abuses in XinjiangMany families are glad that the judgement came so fast. “We think the judgement is fair, and we expected it. We are happy that it came so fast. We predicted it would take a few more months. Now, we can start the procedural work,” one of the relatives said. “The family is back home in Thalasherry, Kerala. We’re still unclear on what to do next, but I think the logical next step is to be appointing a lawyer to help us get the amount. They are in extreme financial distress, and this amount would really help,” he was quoted as saying by the report. On June 6, the Muscat-to-Dubai Mwasalat bus service struck an overhead height barrier at 94 km/h at the turn off from Mohammad Bin Zayed Road leading onto Rashidiya Road, where it was due to make a scheduled stop at Rashidiya Metro. According to the Traffic Prosecution, the speed limit on that road is 40 km/h. The driver took a wrong left turn not designated for buses which led to the height restriction, instead of going right, the authorities said.last_img read more

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Georgia Ban Kimoon calls last months rocket attacks major setback to peace

Last month’s rocket attacks in Georgia’s upper Kodori valley were “a major setback” to efforts to bring peace to the northwest of the country, but there have been other welcome signs of progress recently between the Georgian and Abkhaz sides, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says in his latest report on the work of the United Nations peacekeeping mission there.Mr. Ban cites the continued joint patrols of the Kodori valley by the UN Observer Mission in Georgia (UNOMIG) and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) peacekeeping force as one example of the progress being made, adding that the patrols observed no heavy weapons and a reduction in the number of armed personnel since a similar patrol in October last year.The recent expansion of UNOMIG assistance to the Gali district, from UN Police advisers to the full-time presence of a Human Rights Office in Abkhazia, Georgia, is also welcome, Mr. Ban says in his latest report to the Security Council on the situation in Abkhazia, Georgia.“I hope that the appointment of a presidential commissioner for human rights by the de facto Abkhaz authorities will enable them to address better human rights issues raised by UNOMIG as well as local non-governmental organizations (NGOs),” he writes.The Secretary-General also voices hope that both the Georgian and Abkhaz sides will take further measures to build confidence between them, in line with the commitments they made during a UN-chaired meeting with the Group of Friends in Geneva in February.But he calls the rocket attacks of 11 March – although they caused no casualties – “a major setback” and “a reminder of the risks with which the conflict is still fraught, and the potential for existing tensions to take a violent course.”He hopes that the investigation being carried out by the Joint Fact-Finding Group, comprised of representatives of UNOMIG, the Georgian Government, the Abkhaz side and the CIS peacekeeping force, “will help clarify the circumstances behind this incident.”The Kodori valley has long been a scene of clashes, and on the evening of 11 March a series of rockets were fired at the villages of Chkhalta and Adjara, with damage reported to buildings in Chkhalta. A CIS force checkpoint in the lower Kodori valley also reported observing or hearing flares, bursts of automatic weapons fire and truck movements.So far the Joint Fact-Finding Group has carried out two visits to locations in the upper Kodori valley to examine the impact sites, collect evidence and interview witnesses. It has also held four sessions to discuss its findings.UNOMIG was set up in 1993 and expanded following the signing by the parties of the 1994 Agreement on a Ceasefire and Separation of Forces to verify compliance, with patrols of the Kodori valley a specific part of its mandate.As of last month, the Mission has some 140 uniformed personnel, including 127 military observers and 12 police, supported by 100 international civilian personnel and 178 local civilian staff. 5 April 2007Last month’s rocket attacks in Georgia’s upper Kodori valley were “a major setback” to efforts to bring peace to the northwest of the country, but there have been other welcome signs of progress recently between the Georgian and Abkhaz sides, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says in his latest report on the work of the United Nations peacekeeping mission there. read more

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UN war crimes tribunal to conduct first hearing in former Yugoslavia

5 September 2007The United Nations tribunal set up to try those responsible for the worst war crimes committed in the Balkans in the 1990s will this Friday travel to Sarajevo in Bosnia and Herzegovina to hold its first-ever hearing away from its seat in The Netherlands. The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), which is based in The Hague, has scheduled an evidentiary hearing after a request from prosecutors – and with the consent of the defence – in the trial of Rasim Delić, the former head of Bosnian Muslim forces during the Balkan wars.The hearing, which is expected to last three days and is to be held in the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina, will involve testimony from Ali Ahmed Ali Hamad, a witness in the case. The prosecution requested the hearing be held in Sarajevo “due to the specific circumstances of that witness,” the Tribunal said in a press statement released today.Mr. Delić, 58, is charged with murder, cruel treatment and rape on the basis of his responsibility as Commander of the Main Staff of the Army of Bosnia and Herzegovina from June 1993.The indictment against him states that he failed to take necessary and reasonable measures to prevent his subordinates committing torture, beatings, rapes and murders – including a decapitation – at Kamenica camp, a detention centre for captured Bosnian Serb soldiers and local civilians in central Bosnia and Herzegovina.In the most notorious murder, carried out on 24 July 1995, a Bosnian Serb army prisoner was decapitated at Kamenica and all the other prisoners were forced to kiss the severed head, which was later placed on a hook on the wall of the room where the prisoners were being held.Mr. Delić also stands accused of failing to take necessary and reasonable measures to punish those soldiers who executed captured Bosnian Croat civilians and soldiers in two villages in Travnik municipality in central Bosnia and Herzegovina. read more

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DR Congo UN envoy urges return to peace process after recent clashes

15 September 2008The top United Nations envoy in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has joined a group of international officials in calling for stepped-up efforts to restore peace to the country’s volatile eastern region, the scene of recent fighting between the Government and rebel groups. Alan Doss, along with representatives of the members of the Security Council, the African Union and the European Union, met with President Joseph Kabila yesterday in Goma, the capital of North Kivu province, where clashes broke out on 28 August between the country’s armed forces (FARDC) and the National Congress for People’s Defense, known by its French acronym CNDP. The recent hostilities were some of the worst in over a year and a violation of the Actes d’engagement signed by the parties in January this year.Speaking to reporters after the meeting, Mr. Doss – the Secretary-General’s Special Representative and head of the UN peacekeeping mission in the DRC (MONUC) – said the participants all agreed on the need to revive the Amani programme, set up to implement the January peace deal. The participants also stressed that a disengagement plan be presented as soon as possible and that practical steps be taken for the safe return of displaced people, according to a news release issued by MONUC.They also agreed that the CNDP, headed by renegade general Laurent Nkunda, be brought back into the Amani programme.Meanwhile, MONUC reported today that the situation in both North and South Kivu remained “relatively calm” and UN forces are continuing to follow the withdrawal of CNDP troops from all occupied positions since the resumption of the fighting. read more

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Amid uproar feds remove employeediscount tax and call for consultation

OTTAWA — The federal government appears to be doing away with a controversial tax policy interpretation that would have seen employees taxed for discounts they get at work.Amid a growing controversy, a spokesman for the National Revenue Minister Diane Lebouthillier says the government will pull the new wording at the heart of the debate from the Canada Revenue Agency website.John Power says the government is planning to hold an internal review on the wording change, which will be followed by a consultation on the issue with industry groups.The decision to restore the old wording comes after strong objections from business associations that warned the change would lead to new taxes on retail workers, many of whom earn modest wages.The industry groups also say the new wording would have created significant administrative burdens for employers, who would be required to track employee benefits.Power says the original decision to change the wording in the document was made by the CRA without the minister’s approval.Lebouthillier insisted in a statement Tuesday that Ottawa was not targeting retail-sector workers.Her office says it will ensure the former wording in the employer’s guide on the issue of employee benefits is reinstated.The update to the CRA documents first appeared in a tax folio and was later added to the agency’s employer’s guide.The controversial change states that when an employee receives a discount on merchandise because of their employment, “the value of the discount is generally included in the employee’s income.”It also says the value of the benefit is “equal to the fair-market value of the merchandise purchased, less the amount paid by the employee.”However, it notes that no amount will be included in the employee’s income if the discount is also available to the general public or to specific public groups.“This document was not approved by the minister and we are deeply disappointed that the agency posted something that has been misinterpreted like this,” Power said Wednesday in an emailed statement.“The agency issued a guidance document that does not reflect our government’s intentions and the minister of national revenue has instructed officials to clarify the wording.” read more

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Bank of Canada warns about risks of Trump trade policies says rate

Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz listens during a news conference in Ottawa, Wednesday, January 18, 2017. The central bank announced that it would maintain its target for the overnight interest rate at 0.5 per cent. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld OTTAWA – The Bank of Canada is warning there will be “material consequences” for the economy if protectionist policies come to fruition under U.S. president-elect Donald Trump.Governor Stephen Poloz says the combination of the heightened uncertainty around U.S. trade policy and the still-sluggish Canadian economy has left the door open to a potential cut to the central bank’s benchmark interest rate.Poloz’s comments came Wednesday after the bank made its latest decision on the trend-setting rate, which, as expected, was left unchanged at 0.5 per cent.The bank also released its latest monetary policy report, which contained the bank’s first updated forecasts and broad economic assessment since the November election victory by Trump, who will be sworn in Friday.The quarterly document was published amid bleak warnings from experts about the potential fallout for Canada from Trump’s promised policies. Leaders around the world have been scrambling to gauge what shape Trump’s changes could take as well as when — and if — they will be implemented.On one hand, the Bank of Canada offered an optimistic outlook by largely sticking with its growth expectations from October, before the U.S. presidential election. The bank predicted Canada’s real gross domestic product to grow by 2.1 per cent this year — up from its two per cent forecast in October — and again by 2.1 per cent in 2018.But when it came to Trump, the bank cautioned that its outlook only factored in the possible effects of an expected U.S. fiscal boost. It said the anticipated fiscal expansion in the U.S., Canada’s largest trading partner, would help the economy through increased foreign demand.The bank also incorporated Trump’s vow to cut corporate taxes — something it said would threaten Canadian competitiveness.It said it did not account for the full range of Trump’s promised policy changes.“While prospective protectionist trade measures in the United States would have material consequences for Canadian investment and exports, these measures have not been included in the base case,” said the bank, adding the outlook should be viewed as a “reasonable starting point” that will be updated as Trump’s plan takes shape.“The outlook, however, is subject to considerable uncertainty, given the unknowns around policy actions by the incoming U.S. administration, particularly concerning trade.”There has been significant talk in the U.S. about a border tax on imports as well as Trump’s pledge to rip up the North American Free-Trade Agreement.Due to the additional unknowns, Poloz told a news conference that “a rate cut remains on the table.” His statement immediately drove down the Canadian dollar.Poloz said the bank had yet to conduct internal assessments on the tax and trade ideas floating in the U.S. due to a lack of information and the complex nature of such an analysis.“But needless to say we’re on top of this in the sense that we’ve got our tools there,” he said.“As soon as we have a little more understanding of what might be coming then we’ll be considering using our models, what those shocks might mean.”Aubrey Basdeo, head of fixed income for BlackRock Canada, said there are so many variables that it’s difficult to analyze the impacts of a U.S. border adjustment tax and drop to its corporate tax rate.“We cannot underestimate or under play the negative impact from the potential for these policies,” Basdeo said.David Watt, chief economist at HSBC Bank Canada, has been predicting a rate cut since the fall and he doesn’t think it will take much going forward to nudge Poloz towards lowering the benchmark.Canadian government officials have been trying to develop a good relationship with members of Trump’s inner circle and build a case to shield the economy from policy changes.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said that senior government officials have had “constructive and positive discussions” with Trump’s team.Until more information is available, the Bank of Canada said it’s expecting economic activity in Canada to be propelled by the improving U.S. and global economies as well as Ottawa’s stimulative measures, which include billions of dollars in infrastructure investments and the child-benefit cheques.The report predicted household consumption to be the main contributor to growth in 2017, with considerable help from government spending and a “moderate” expansion of total exports over the next couple of years. It also underlined the importance of the continued growth of Canada’s service sectors.The bank’s rate decisions primarily hinge on its inflation expectations and it said low readings of late were largely due to weaker food prices, which are expected to dissipate.Follow @AndyBlatchford on Twitter. by Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press Posted Jan 18, 2017 2:00 am MDT Last Updated Jan 18, 2017 at 2:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Bank of Canada warns about risks of Trump trade policies, says rate cut on table read more

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Drinking 25 cups of coffee a day will not harm heart

Researchers found that even those drinking up to 25 cups a day were no more likely to have stiffened arteries than those who drank less than one cup. Previous studies had suggested that coffee stiffens arteries, putting pressure on the heart and increasing the chances of a heart attack or stroke.In 2001, the European Society of Cardiology was told the first cup of coffee of the day may damage arteries, with experts warning it could lead to systolic hypertension, a blood pressure condition common among the elderly.All the study’s participants underwent MRI heart scans and infrared pulse wave tests, and the results held true even after factors such as age, weight and smoking status were taken into account.Dr Kenneth Fung, from the university said: “Despite the huge popularity of coffee worldwide, different reports could put people off from enjoying it.”Whilst we can’t prove a causal link in this study, our research indicates coffee isn’t as bad for the arteries as previous studies would suggest. Although our study included individuals who drink up to 25 cups a day, the average intake amongst the highest coffee consumption group was five cups a day. We would like to study these people more closely in our future work so that we can help to advise safe limits.”Prof Metin Avkiran, the BHF associate medical director, said the study “rules out one of the potential detrimental effects of coffee on our arteries”.He added: “Understanding the impact that coffee has on our heart and circulatory system is something that researchers and the media have had brewing for some time. There are several conflicting studies saying different things about coffee, and it can be difficult to filter what we should believe and what we shouldn’t.”u A second study to be presented at the same conference found that people admitted to several NHS hospitals with a cardiac arrest over the weekend did not face a higher risk of dying compared with those admitted during the week.The study, led by experts at Aston University, included 4,803 people going to hospital with a cardiac arrest and assessed their five-year survival rate. Coffee is not harmful to the heart, with people able to safely drink up to 25 cups a day, a study funded by the British Heart Foundation has found.Researchers dismissed suggestions that too much caffeine consumption can cause arteries to stiffen as suggested by previous studies into its health effects.The new study, carried out by scientists from Queen Mary University of London, found that drinking five cups a day, and even up to 25, was no worse for the arteries than drinking less than a cup a day.More than 8,000 people across the UK took part in the research. The findings will be presented at the British Cardiovascular Society Conference, which starts on Monday in Manchester.Experts from Queen Mary divided 8,412 people into three groups.The first group contained people who drink less than one cup of coffee a day, the second drank between one and three cups a day, while the third was those who drink more than three. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

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Intoxicated Constable under close arrest following accident

A Police Constable who was found to be above the legal alcohol limit, following a serious accident on the Stewartville Public Road, West Coast Demerara (WCD) on Friday night that resulted in a pedestrian being hospitalised, is under close arrest at the Leonora Police Station.According to the police, their investigations revealed that about 22:40hrs, the off duty rank was proceeding east along the northern carriageway of the road in a hire car, of which he has a licence to operate, when the pedestrian Quintin Anderson, 49, of Uitvlugt, WCD, allegedly crossed the road from south to north into the path of the vehicle resulting in a collision.As a result of the impact, the pedestrian, who fell onto the road surface, was picked up in a conscious state and taken to the West Demerara Regional Hospital where he is currently admitted, in a stable condition, with a fractured left foot.The policeman, 24, of Vreed-en-Hoop, WCD and stationed in A Division, is assisting with the investigation. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedConstable under close arrest for gambling with shady characters – PoliceAugust 28, 2017In “Crime”Student hit down on pedestrian crossing by speeding police vehicleSeptember 14, 2015In “Crime”Police Constable dies following accident in BerbiceMay 19, 2017In “latest news” read more

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TERRATEC TR3000 raise borer progressing well in China with JCHX

first_imgTERRATEC’s TR3000 Raise Boring Machine has successfully completed two shafts in recent months in the copper mines in Sichuan Province in China. The two shafts completed so far were for ventilation purposes, and were 3.1 m in diameter. The rock encountered by the RBM in China on these projects has been of medium hardness, averaging 100 MPa of uniaxial simple compression.The reaming work was completed in 28 days and the second one in 16 days, what represents a record in the China for this size of shaft. The Raise Borer, which is owned and operated by leading Chinese underground contractor JCHX, has now been moved to another mining region in the north of the country to bore a 300 m deep inclined shaft of 2.4 m in diameter.last_img read more

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The 5 at 5 Friday

first_imgThe 5 at 5: Friday Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock… Friday 5 Apr 2019, 4:56 PM Share1 Tweet Email Short URL No Comments Image: Shutterstock/Kaikyll https://jrnl.ie/4579163 Apr 5th 2019, 4:57 PM EVERY WEEKDAY EVENING, TheJournal.ie brings you the five biggest stories of the day.1. #GORILLA WARFARE: Armed gardaí have seized a monkey, as well as a quantity of drugs and guns, during the raid of a premises in Dublin.2. #BREXIT: British Prime Minister Theresa May has asked for Brexit be delayed until 30 June as she holds ongoing negotiations to get British MPs to agree a withdrawal deal.3. #MISSING PERSON: Two people have been arrested in connection with the murder of Co Down woman Lisa Dorrian, who went missing after a party 14 years ago.4. #BIRMINGHAM BOMBING: An inquest into the deaths of 21 people as the result of two separate IRA bombings in 1974 has found that the victims were all unlawfully killed.5. #TERROR WATCHLIST: A Syrian national barred from a Dublin mosque has fled Ireland after he allegedly attacked a man with a hammer. By Stephen McDermott Image: Shutterstock/Kaikyll 6,196 Views Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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RMLD Why The Buzz About Plugin Electric Vehicles

first_imgREADING, MA — We’re hearing a lot more about plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) these days, but why the buzz? There are many benefits to driving electric, but the primary motivations for those seriously considering a plug-in electric vehicle are fuel cost savings and environmental benefits.Fuel Cost Savings – Plug-in electric vehicle owners save a significant amount of money by reducing their fuel costs. A good way to quantify these potential savings is to compare the cost of a gallon of gasoline to the cost of an electronic gallon (eGallon). According to the US Department of Energy (DOE), an eGallon is the cost of fueling a vehicle with electricity compared to a similar vehicle that runs on gas. Based on RMLD’s residential electric rates, RMLD customers would pay between $0.95 and $1.17 per eGallon, as compared with the average Massachusetts gas price of $2.94/gallon. This equates to a savings of between $500 and $1,000 a year (depending on vehicle type, make, model, and annual mileage). Check out the DOE’s Fuel Savings Calculator at https://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/savemoney.jsp to compare fuel costs by make and model and see what you can save.Environmental Benefits – PEVs are proven to significantly decrease greenhouse gas emissions. Even when a PEV is charged using electricity generated from fossil fuels, it still produces far fewer greenhouse gas emissions than conventional gas-powered vehicles. And because natural gas is the main fuel used in power generation in the Northeast with renewables increasing daily, electricity generated in this area is among the cleanest in the country.Many other factors are contributing to the increased popularity of PEVs. Technology is improving, so range is increasing while the cost of batteries is decreasing. Car manufacturers are introducing more models every year, so there is more selection. Federal and state governments are becoming more aggressive with environmental goals, so they’re offering attractive incentives to consumers to reduce the purchase price of a PEV to increase adoption. Some states also have programs to expand the availability of charging stations to give owners more options when it comes to charging their vehicle.Reading Municipal Light Department (RMLD) recently launched a summer plug-in electric vehicle pilot rebate program which offers residential customers a $1,500 rebate for the lease or purchase of a new or used Battery Electric Vehicle, and a $1,000 rebate for the lease or purchase of a new Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle PLUS. Customers must take delivery of the vehicle by October 31, 2018 to qualify. For more information, visit https://www.rmld.com/electric-vehicle-rebate-programs.Want to learn more about PEVs and take a test drive? Stop in to RMLD’s Plug-in Electric Vehicle Ride and Drive Event on Sunday, July 15, 2018 from 10am-2pm in the Swain Green parking lot, which is located at the corner of Middlesex Avenue and School Street in Wilmington across from the Town Common.This is the first in a series of articles RMLD will publish this summer regarding plug-in electric vehicles. Be on the lookout for our next article: Plug-In Electric Vehicle 101. Visit https://www.rmld.com/electric-vehicle-rebate-programs/pages/electrify-your-ride-article-series to view the series and sign-up to receive new articles via email.(NOTE: The above article is from the RMLD.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedRMLD Invites Customers To Attend Free Electric Car Show In Wilmington On September 15In “Community”RMLD: Why Plug-In Electric Vehicles Cost Less To MaintainIn “Government”RMLD To Hold Electric Car Show At Wilmington Farmers Market On September 15In “Community”last_img read more

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Northside PAC To Hold Trivia Night On January 25

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Northside PAC will hold a Trivia Night on Friday, January 25, 2019, from 7:30pm to 11:30pm, at the Tewksbury Knights of Columbus Hall (2068 Main Street, Tewksbury).Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedShawsheen Tech PAC To Hold Family Trivia Night On April 7In “Community”Tickets Still Available For Wilmington Rotary Trivia Night On June 14In “Community”99 Restaurant To Host Fundraiser For Northside PAC On May 29In “Community”last_img read more

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OBITUARY Carl JA Anderson Jr 89

first_imgNORTH READING, MA — Carl J. A. Anderson, Jr. – 89, of North Reading and formerly of New Haven, CT, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 21, 2019 at Woodbriar of Wilmington.Born in New Haven, CT on October 5, 1929. He was the son of the late Carl J. A. and Bergliot (Carlson) Anderson. He was a graduate of Hill House High School in New Haven, CT and Lowell Technological Institute in Lowell, MA. Carl was a U.S. Air Force Veteran of the Korean War. He was an Airman First Class and he served from 1951 to 1954. Carl was an Engineer for AVCO/Textron in Wilmington for forty years. He was a resident of North Reading for over 62 years.Carl was a soft spoken, compassionate person, who was patient and dedicated to his work and family. He liked playing and coaching ice hockey. Carl enjoyed sailing with his wife Muriel off the coast of New England for decades. He loved listening to Jazz and Classical music.Family members include his loving wife of 67 years, Muriel F. (Way) Anderson; loving sons, David C. Anderson and his wife Laura and Peter L. Anderson and his wife Kathleen; 4 grandchildren, Jennifer LeMasurier and her husband David, Stephen Anderson and his wife Sherie, Kristina and Kyle Anderson; 6 great grandchildren, Gregory, Jeffrey, Bradley and Katie LeMasurier, John and Lucas Anderson.His funeral will be held on Wednesday, March 27 at 10:00 AM at the Croswell Funeral Home, 19 Bow Street, North Reading. Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, March 26 from 4 to 7 PM. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery in North Reading. Memorial donations may be made in his memory to the charity of one’s choice.Carl Anderson(NOTE: The above obituary is from Croswell Funeral Home.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedOBITUARY: Mario J. Miani, 94In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Anthony Charles Mack, 78In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Lawrence “Mike” Considine, 63In “Obituaries”last_img read more

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