TRCs call for Pope apology asking for too much says Ottawa Archbishop

first_img(Archbishop of Ottawa Terrence Prendergast)Julien Gignac APTN National NewsThe Archbishop of Ottawa Terrence Prendergast says the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) is “asking for too much” by demanding the Pope apologize to residential school survivors in Canada.The TRC on Tuesday called for the Pope to apologize within one year.“There are channels and ways in which things are normally handled,” Prendergast said. “You can ask for the moon and settle for something less.”Prendergast also said the Church’s intent was never to inflict harm on the thousands of Indigenous children that cycled through its schools, but rather to give them the “faith.”“We don’t see giving the faith as spiritual harm, we consider it good,” he said. “It may have been communicated in an improper way and therefore harmed people, but that was not our intent.”At least 3,200 children died in residential schools, the TRC said.After the TRC unveiled its 94 recommendations at the Delta Hotel in Ottawa, TRC Chair Murray Sinclair said it was important for the Pope to issue an official apology.The Vatican embassy in Ottawa said it was sending the report to Rome.“There is still a need for there to be a very clear apology and acknowledgement of the impact the church has had and the fact that the church takes responsibility for the wrongs that have been perpetrated upon survivors by those who were working with the children in the name of the church,” said Sinclair.Pope Benedict issued an apology in 2010 for decades of sex abuse in Ireland.Sinclair said the absence of an apology gives Church officials deniability from the abuses committed at residential schools under the care of their religious institution.“In the absence of an apology it allows those who work in the name of the church to be able to say because their leadership denied or has not acknowledged responsibility that they can deny responsibility as well and we don’t want that to continue,” said Sinclair.Pendergast said the Pope was planning a visit to Canada in 2017.jgignac@aptn.calast_img read more

12 people hospitalized another 200 injured as North Dakota police use water

first_imgAPTN National NewsTwelve people are in hospital and another 200 were injured after anti-pipeline demonstrators clashed with local and state police in North Dakota who used pepper spray, rubber bullets, and water cannons in freezing temperatures on hundreds of #NoDAPL supporters who call themselves water protectors.That’s according to a release sent early Monday morning by Indigenous Rising media and statistics from Oceti Sakowin Medic team.The Morton County Sheriff’s Department issued a statement on its Facebook page claiming the water protectors had “started a dozen fires near the bridge.” The statement said there were about 400 people at the site “attempting to breach the bridge to go north on Hwy 1806.”But according to APTN reporters on location, the only fire on the bridge was a small bonfire used by people to stay warm. People gathered around a larger bonfire which was lit on the north bank of the Cantapeta Creek to the right of the Backwater Bridge facing the barricades. Authorities aimed a water cannon at that bonfire but it was not powerful enough to reach it.Water protectors described a different scenario than the one issued by the Morton County Sheriff’s Department on what began Sunday’s events.See related stories: Standing Rock Police unleashed the water cannons after a group of about half a dozen men earlier in the evening managed to tow away the charred remains of one of two military cargo trucks left alongside the barricade erected on Oct. 27.That barricade was erected after police and troopers from several states and counties pushed the water protectors out from a camp set up north of the Oceti Sakowin Camp.This is the latest round of clashes between water protectors and authorities as all sides await a decision from the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers on whether to grant Houston-based Energy Transfer Partners, the parent company of Dakota Access LLC, an easement to run the pipeline under Lake Oahe, a reservoir on the Missouri River.The Dakota Access pipeline has been built to the edge of the lake and the construction site is protected by recently erected walls. The company is allowed to drill about 60 metres down into the ground by the water, but can’t drill horizontally until the Army Corp grants the easement.The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe are currently awaiting word from the Army Corps of Engineers to begin meetings to discuss why the easement shouldn’t be granted and, if granted, what conditions should be attached.This is believed to be the last step of a review of the project which was announced in September by the administration of U.S. President Barack Obama after Standing Rock failed to obtain an injunction against pipeline construction with the U.S. Federal Court.The Army Corp of Engineers only has jurisdiction over the pipeline’s path directly adjacent to and under Lake Oahe.Standing Rock and Cheyenne River say the oil pipeline threatens the area’s water supply.The proposed 1,886 kilometre pipeline is slated to pump about 500,000 barrels of oil per day from the Bakken shale fields in North Dakota, through South Dakota and Iowa to Illinois.The pipeline traverses Standing Rock’s treaty territory established in the 1869 Treaty of Fort read more

Precision Drilling reports thirdquarter revenue gains on US activity rebound

first_imgCALGARY – Strong demand in U.S. drilling markets helped Precision Drilling Corp. post third-quarter revenue gains on Thursday despite a much slower recovery in Canadian activity.Drilling rig utilization days in the quarter compared with a year ago increased 25 per cent in the U.S. and seven per cent in Canada, the Calgary-based company reported.Competitive conditions in a key Alberta-B.C. border oilfield improved in the quarter in part because some of those rigs have been moved to better markets in the U.S., said Precision CEO Kevin Neveu on a conference call.“The excess rig supply in the Deep Basin has diminished as we estimate that the industry has mobilized approximately 20 rigs from Canada to the United States, including one Canadian Super Triple we redeployed to Pennsylvania,” he said.Precision said it expects demand for rigs in Canada this winter to be similar to the muted demand of last winter despite pipeline constraints that have been blamed for increased price discounts for Canadian light and heavy crude oil and natural gas versus American benchmarks.“Early indications suggest a sharp ramp-up in early January and while final budgets may not be set, we expect Q1 activities should mirror last winter,” Neveu said.Meanwhile, in the United States, Precision currently has 80 rigs working, “including seven rigs that have not worked since 2015,” Neveu reported, adding it’s Precision’s highest U.S. utilization number since the 2014 oilpatch downturn began.In a report, analysts with Tudor Pickering Holt & Co. said Precision’s adjusted earnings missed their expectations but they were encouraged by its announcement that it expects to achieve the upper end of debt reduction targets this year.The company reported revenue in the third quarter of $382 million, up 21.6 per cent from $314 million, primarily due to higher activity and higher average day rates in its U.S. contract drilling business.Precision reported a loss of $31 million or 10 cents per share in the third quarter compared with a loss of $26 million or nine cents in the year-earlier period.Earlier this month, Precision Drilling announced a friendly deal to acquire Trinidad Drilling Ltd. that it valued at roughly $1 billion, including the assumption of about $477 million in debt.Precision’s shares closed at $3.25, down 13 cents or 3.85 per cent in Thursday trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange.Companies in this story: (TSX:PD, TSX:TDG)Follow @HealingSlowly on Twitterlast_img read more

Northern Yemen still volatile five months after ceasefire says UN agency

23 July 2010The situation in northern Yemen remains volatile more than five months after the signing of a ceasefire between Government forces and rebels, the United Nations refugee agency said today, citing reports of renewed clashes and ongoing difficulties in delivering humanitarian assistance. Media reports say some 30 people have been killed this week alone in incidents in northern Yemen, where nearly 300,000 people have been uprooted from their homes in the region by fighting between Government forces and rebels in recent years. While a ceasefire was signed in February between Government forces and al-Houthi rebels, the majority of the internally displaced persons (IDPs) have not returned to their homes. Many are living with host communities or in scattered settlements outside formal camp sites. Yesterday the UN humanitarian wing voiced concern about a funding shortfall for aid operations in northern Yemen, noting that less than $70 million, or 36 per cent, of the $187 million sought has been received so far. According to estimates by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), only around 14,000 IDPs have so far returned to their areas of origin. “Many fear retaliation or have no place to return to due to the destruction of houses and infrastructure,” UNHCR spokesperson Melissa Fleming told reporters in Geneva. In addition, lack of basic services, such as health care, education and water supply in many parts of the Sa’ada governorate also discourages many IDPs from returning, she said. UNHCR is planning to start distributing packages to returnees in the coming weeks that will include food, construction tool kits, plastic sheets and hygiene kits together with other relief items. Noting that overall security and lack of access to hundreds of thousands of civilians are still hampering the delivery of assistance, UNHCR and its partners continue to call for secure and unhindered access to all communities affected by the conflict. The agency has also voiced concern about the safety of civilians who decide to return spontaneously, given the threat posed by landmines in Sa’ada. read more

President assures Muslim world

Diplomatic heads from Bangladesh, Iran, Iraq, Egypt, Indonesia, Kuwait, Malaysia, Maldives, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestine, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Qatar took part in the meeting.Minister of External Affairs Prof. G.L. Peiris, Minister of Justice Rauff Hakeem, Minister of Petroleum Industries Anura Priyadarshana Yapa, Parliamentarian A.H.M Azwer, Secretary to the President Lalith Weeratunga and Secretary to the Ministry of External Affairs Karunatilake Amunugama were also present during the discussion. The President has said that if anyone has proof and evidence of attempts to create religious disharmony they should hand over that information and action would be taken promptly. The Jeddah-based Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), the parent body of 57 member countries, had last month expressed its concerns over the escalating ethnic tensions in Sri Lanka, which has affected the island’s Muslim community and its businesses sector.The (OIC) (formerly known as the Organization of the Islamic Conference) is the second largest inter-governmental organization after the United Nations, with a membership of 57 states spread over four continents. The organization is the collective voice of the Muslim world and strives to safeguard and protect the interests of the Muslims in the spirit of promoting international peace and harmony among various people of the world.Arab News reported lat month that in a letter addressed to the Sri Lankan government, the OIC expressed its concerns amid increasing reports of ethnic tensions in parts of Sri Lanka particularly in the central province of Buwelikade, which has a large Muslim population. The President’s office said that the meeting took place to discuss various matters of mutual interest in the domestic and international arenas. The OIC has pointed out that it is confident that the Sri Lankan government is taking the appropriate measures to calm the situation on the ground. President Mahinda Rajapaksa has assured diplomats from Muslim countries that the Government will not tolerate anyone perpetrating acts to create communal or religious disharmony in Sri Lanka, the President’s office said.He had given the assurance when he met a delegation comprising 15 diplomatic heads of Islamic countries based in Sri Lanka. The Bodu Bala Sena has been at the forefront of inciting violence against Muslims in various parts of the country. (Colombo Gazette) read more

Modi asserts assistance to Sri Lanka based on Lankas priorities

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said that India’s Development Cooperation with Sri Lanka is based on the choices and priorities set by the people, the leadership and the Government of Sri Lanka.He said that the partnership between India’s capacities and Sri Lanka’s needs is not only touching the lives of the people, it also shows the path of constructive regional cooperation. “India’s Development Cooperation with Sri Lanka enjoys a wide spread of projects throughout Sri Lanka in different areas of economic activities. But it must happen as per your aspirations. It is for this reason that our cooperative projects rely on the choices and priorities set by the people, the leadership and the Government of Sri Lanka,” he said. The project is being implemented through grant assistance of Government of India of around US$ 7.55 million. Project elements include an emergency response centre, deployment of 88 ambulances in the Southern and Western Provinces and recruitment and training of nearly 600 Sri Lankan personnel to implement the project.“If yesterday it was in Northern Sri Lanka that we dedicated the fruits of our partnership, then today inauguration of this joint project will carry forward our cooperation in Southern and Western provinces of Sri Lanka,” the Indian Prime Minister said. The Indian Prime Minister expressed these views in a video message delivered in Colombo to coincide with the launch of an emergency ambulance service in the western and southern provinces of Sri Lanka. Modi said the project is important as it will help save lives and would add to Sri Lanka’s capacities for delivering emergency healthcare.The Indian Prime Minister also said that India stands for a united, stable and prosperous Sri Lanka and the emergency ambulance service is a unique example of this friendship. (Colombo Gazette) read more

Ohio State mens tennis set to open Big Ten play against Penn

The No. 7 Ohio State men’s tennis team will begin its pursuit of an eighth-straight Big Ten title as it kicks off conference play this weekend at Penn State. The Buckeyes (13-2) will begin Big Ten play against the Nittany Lions (5-6) for the third-consecutive year in 2013, having recorded 7-0 shutout victories in each of the previous two meetings. The match in State College, Pa., over the weekend will also mark the 29th all-time meeting of the two programs, with OSU holding a commanding 22-6 lead in the series. Since 2006, OSU has been perfect against Big Ten opponents, rattling off a 71-0 conference record and holding a reign of seven straight conference titles under coach Ty Tucker. This year, Tucker said the team goals are no different. “The first goal every year is to get that Big Ten title … people want to keep the streak alive of winning Big Ten championships and having something tangible at the end of the season and going through life that they did some pretty amazing things,” he said. “But the competition is tough, the coaching is great and we’ve got to be ready.” “It’s kind of a pressure for us, because we have (seven) years’ pressure on our shoulders, so it’s kind of a pressure thing, but also kind of a good thing to come out knowing that we are kind of a favorite,” junior Blaz Rola said. “We still have to come out and give 100 percent for us to go off the court with a win.” This season, the Buckeyes have struggled on the road, with both regular season losses coming from away matches (No. 11 Texas A&M, No. 1 Virginia). In conference play, the Buckeyes face many of their toughest opponents at venues away from Columbus, including No. 17 Illinois, No. 20 Northwestern and No. 21 Michigan. Improved road performance is something Tucker emphasized as a key to success as the season continues. “You’ve got to be 10 percent better than the team on the road to get the road win, so we’ve got to know the competition that we play, and we’ve got to go in there and understand that when we’re at home, you have two or three chances to win a set. But on the road, you get one chance, and you’ve got to take it,” he said. “On the road, you’re not going to get the calls you get at home, and it’s not going to be nearly as familiar.” During the 2012 campaign, OSU’s 4-3 championship match loss against Illinois in the Big Ten Tournament was the team’s only stumble in conference play. This season, many Buckeye players are looking forward to the April 12 rematch with the Illini. “That final (in the tournament) really hurt us. We can’t wait to play (Illinois) again. Last year, I guess it was a really bad day for OSU, and we’re really, really looking forward to playing them again, and hopefully we can come out on top,” Rola said. OSU will also face several strong conference rivals on its home court this season. The Scarlet and Gray will attempt to defend their 160-game win streak at the Varsity Tennis Center as they face off against Indiana, Wisconsin, Minnesota and Michigan State squads – all of whom are ranked within the top 75 teams nationally. With a target clearly painted on their backs, the leaders on this year’s Buckeye squad said the team has what it takes to send a message to the rest of the conference. “(We have to) show what we’ve got in the Big Ten season, and show the other top teams that ‘Wow, they’re beating everybody pretty good,’ so that’s our goal,” said redshirt senior Devin McCarthy. The Buckeyes are scheduled to begin their match against PSU at noon on Saturday. read more

Venezuela crisis Chinese hospital ship docks for a week

Traditional Venezuelan dancers welcomed the hospital ship when it arrived on Saturday (Reuters image)BBC- A Chinese hospital ship has docked in Venezuela, where for the next week it will provide free health care to local patients.Venezuela’s Defence Minister Vladimir Padrino López, went to the port of La Guaira to welcome the Chinese crew.He said that the Peace Ark’s visit was agreed by President Nicolás Maduro during a visit to Beijing last week.Venezuela agreed at the time to increase its exports of oil to China, which is one of its main creditors.Venezuela’s economic crisis has led to severe shortages of food and medicines and the collapse of public services.The opposition says the presence of a Chinese hospital ship in Venezuela shows the extent of the humanitarian crisis.‘True diplomacy’Mr Padrino López thanked China for the gesture of friendship and said that both countries would benefit.“It is a pleasure to have this ship in Venezuela, which has arrived here after travelling to more than 40 countries” he said.“This is how true diplomacy is done: with concrete cooperation actions,” added Mr Padrino López.The Venezuelan government blames an international boycott led by the United States for Venezuela’s economic crisis.On Friday, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo promised to unveil “in the coming days” a series of actions against “Venezuelan leadership folks”.President Donald Trump has previously called President Maduro a dictator and accused his government of illegally detaining, beating up and killing opposition activists.Hundreds of thousands of people have fled the country over the past year, as the crisis worsened.According to United Nations figures, 2.3 million people left Venezuela between 2014 and June 2018.China’s President Xi Jinping and Mr Maduro met in Beijing earlier this monthMr Maduro travelled to China last week, looking for support to help rebuild the economy.He said he had signed 28 trade and investment deals with China.Venezuela said it would increase oil exports to 1 million barrels a day.The two countries also agreed to invest $5bn (£3.8bn) to help rebuild Venezuela’s ailing oil industry.But there was no public statement from Beijing saying it had agreed to provide new funds to Mr Maduro’s government. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedVenezuela defends deployment of armed forces close to Guyana’s borderSeptember 22, 2015In “Politics”Meeting set between Guyana, Venezuela Ministers to discuss arrest of US ShipOctober 12, 2013In “Crime”Venezuela crisis: Maduro to close border with BrazilFebruary 21, 2019In “latest news” read more

New centrifugal blower line from Hibon Ingersoll Rand

first_imgHibon Ingersoll Rand has announced the completion of a five year product development plan to add three new models to its multistage centrifugal blower line. The models 475, 575, and 675 will join a long line of other quality MSC blowers and positive displacement lobe blowers already in use worldwide. “We are very excited to be adding these products.” said Chris Cammer, Industrial Market Manager.“The addition of these blower products to the already extensive Hibon multistage centrifugal product line gives coverage to an extremely wide array of flows and pressures.” The company said the new products would enable it to better serve mining, power and oil/gas clients. Hibon’s 25 year centrifugal product development and over 100 years of industrial product history formed the foundation for this advanced product series. Features of the Hibon Multistage Centrifugal Blower product portfolio include but are not limited to:– Flows from 1,000 to 35,000 CFM and pressures up to 18 psi– Rugged cast iron heads and sections– Cast aluminum impellers in endless combinations to meet client requirements– Exclusive cast aluminum bearing housing and splash type oiler for cool operation and years of trouble free bearing performance– Hundreds of accessories including motors, controls, valves, and filters to provide a complete blower package– Local representation through the manufacturer’s representative team and worldwide reach through Ingersoll Rand affiliates– Certified service shops throughout North Americalast_img read more

Apple pushes iOS 433 addresses location database outrage

first_imgNot everyone bothers to install iOS updates the minute they arrive, but today’s 4.3.3 push shouldn’t be ignored if you count yourself among the legion of iPhone users who let out a collective horrified gasp when Apple’s kinda-sorta-secret location database was outed by researchers recently. While security pros like F-Secure’s Mikko Hypponen believed the data was being used to feed Apple’s global location database — enabling iOS devices to avoid unecessarily probe for coordinates using GPS when a less power-hungry read could be accurately ascertained using Wi-Fi. Plenty of other brainy types agreed, and it turns out they were right. Apple confirmed as much only days later.Today’s iOS 4.3.3 update makes it very clear that it’s designed to nip location concerns in the bud, reducing the maximum size of the cache and deleting the database entirely when a users chooses to disable Location Services. The update also prevents the location database from being backed up to iTunes.AdChoices广告It remains to be seen how that whole lawsuit thing will be resolved, but remember that Apple did get users to opt in — albeit somewhat cryptically. Hypponen points to the fairly innocuous-looking “you can help Apple improve its products” dialog which appears during the iTunes installation process. While “diagnostic information” doesn’t sound at all like location data, clicking through to Apple’s privacy page makes it clear that your whereabouts are indeed part of the delicious information you agreed to transmit back to the collective.Looking for the iOS 4.3.3 direct download links for your device? Here they are:iPhone 3GSiPhone 4iPhone 4 (Verizon)iPadiPad 2iPod touch 3GiPod touch 4Gvia TNWlast_img read more

PM at OSCE summit in Astana

first_imgA summit meeting of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) opened at the Palace of Independence in the Kazakh capital Astana on Wednesday morning, with Greece represented by Prime Minister George Papandreou and foreign minister Dimitris Droutsas.Papandreou stressed the need for a new “security community” when he addressed the summit.The summit, he said, provided an opportunity for renewing the member countries’ commitment to the cause of regional security, but was also a challenge “given that we are in a different era, in which organised crime, drug trafficking and human trafficking, terrorism, migration due to climate change, access to drinking water, and violation of human rights, are the forms of security policy in the 21st century that need to be addressed”. Papandreou said that much still remains to be done in order to have effective joint actions, and for that very reason organisations such as the OSCE have great importance, given the increasing acknowledgement that no country can, on its own, tackle problems of such magnitude. He added that, paradoxically, “we are also seeing a rekindling of nationalism”, which he attributed to insecurity among people that leads them to seeking refuges rather than common solutions to the common problems. Papandreou further referred to the international financial markets, noting an increase in inequality among countries. “The economic crisis, in which the profits are private and the losses are ‘socialised’ could definitely lead to a political and social instability, and inequality, in my view, is one of the causes of the global economic imbalance,” Papandreou said, and voiced backing for Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev’s proposal for the incorporation of economic stability in the OSCE agenda. Another key to regional security is cooperation on the migration problem, Papandreou said, noting that this is a great source of concern for Greece given that 90 percent of illegal migrants to the EU had used the Greek borders as their gateway to the rest of the EU last year. He noted the dual task of protecting the human dignity of both legal and illegal migrants and refugees on the one hand and on the other preserving the cohesion of the communities, which are unable to incorporate the immense number of arrivals on the Greek borders, and stressed the Greek proposal for the creation of a migration network so as to deepen and expand the dialogue on the migration problem. He called for the deepening of the cooperation among the 56 OSCE member countries so that “our societies will become more substantive, more open and more consolidated, at the same time broadening our perception on what democracy means in the new technological era of the mass media and the internet, which allows greater participation on the one hand, but on the other hand entails dangers if we allow violation of personal confidentiality”. Papandreou had a series of sideline meetings in Astana on Wednesday morning, beginning with British Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg and with with European Council president Herman van Rompuy and and US secretary of State Hillary Clinton.He also met with Australian foreign minister Kevin Rudd.Source: ANA, Reuters Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Three title matches announced for Clash of Champions on December 17

first_img Card doesn’t look too bad so far Twitter Pinterest Drew Mcintyre Videos Articles Ugh, Ziggler’s there to take the pin without burying Roode. Same as the Dillinger/AJ match. It’s totally transparent. WhatsApp Now Playing Up Next December 2, 2017 at 10:47 am All 4 matches leave me with little interest so far. Jinder was a great choice, but having lost it to AJ just makes me care less. Uso/New Day was great the first 758 times and Benjamin/Gable are just a bad combiniation, Corbin vs Anyone is a snorefest and Natty/Flair is old-news. I’d rather see… AJ vs Rusev/Orton/Nakamura (any of them)Corbin vs Mojo/Roode/Bad Sammy (and lose to any of them one-on-one)Usos vs Owens/ZaynFlair vs Riott/NaomiThey should have saved the whole RAW vs SD for Clash of Champions. Kinda makes more sense with the name. They are out of belts already, so what will the other matches be? Obviously Owens and Zayn are going to get punishment matches to overcome, like a tag team gauntlet, or some sort of handicap matches, so why not put them in for the belts? SD seems to be light on their roster compared to RAW. They need some new blood. WWE Female Superstars Get Green Light To Bounce Between Brands NegativeFeedback Videos Articles Al79 December 2, 2017 at 1:20 pm Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Now Playing Up Next Natalya Neidhart on Why Total Divas Name Didnt Change After WWE Started Calling Women Superstars WWE has announced three new title matches for the upcoming Clash of Champions PPV on December 17 live from Boston, Massachusetts.This includes Charlotte Flair defending the Smackdown Women’s Championship against Natalya, Baron Corbin defending the WWE United States Championship against Bobby Roode and Dolph Ziggler and The Usos defending the Smackdown Tag Team Championships in a triple threat against The New Day and Chad Gable and Shelton Benjamin.The announcement was made via Smackdown commentary Byron Saxton.Here is the updated card for Clash of Champions in two weeks.WWE ChampionshipAJ Styles (c) vs. Jinder MahalWWE Smackdown Women’s ChampionshipCharlotte Flair (c) vs. NatalyaWWE United States Championship – Triple ThreatBaron Corbin (c) vs. Bobby Roode vs. Dolph ZigglerWWE Smackdown Tag Team Championships – Triple ThreatThe Usos (c’s) vs. The New Day vs. Chad Gable and Shelton BenjaminRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE Confirms The Shield And Ronda Rousey At Super Show-DownVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:32/Current Time 0:05Loaded: 100.00%0:05Remaining Time -0:27 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list John Oliver Takes On The WWE Mat Thompsoncenter_img Now Playing Up Next Video: Watch the live WWE Clash of Champions Kickoff Show from Charlotte tonight Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte WWE Confirms The Shield And Ronda Rousey At Super Show-Down Google+ December 2, 2017 at 6:45 am Austen Allen Videos Articles December 2, 2017 at 11:04 pm 4 COMMENTS Ronda Rousey WWE Still Moving Forward With Crown Jewel Event In Saudi Arabia Facebook Now Playing Up Next Nikki Bella WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton) This is what happens with brand restricted PPVs. Never liked it. Now Playing Up Next Comments are closed.last_img read more

Brutus turns himself in Clarke still on the run

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, August 1, 2017 – Providenciales – Prince Brutus, a third man wanted after the shooting of tourist, Kevin Newman in late June on Grace Bay has turned himself into Police.    A police statement reported that the 21 year old man turned himself in around 3:30pm Monday. Only 28 year old Renardo Clarke remains at large now.#MagneticMediaNews#PrinceBrutusturnshimselfin#RenardoClarkewantedbyTCIPolice Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #PrinceBrutusturnshimselfin, #RenardoClarkewantedbyTCIPolicelast_img

Gatwick Airport and Tesco shortlisted for best pensions communications

first_imgCredit Suisse, Gatwick Airport, Hogan Lovells and Tesco are among the organisations shortlisted in the best pensions communications category for the Employee Benefits Awards 2018.This award celebrates employers that have implemented effective pensions communications strategies.The full category shortlist is:Credit Suisse, Credit Suisse Master Trust (Entered by Aon)DAC Beachcroft, Financial Wellbeing: PensionsGatwick AirportHogan Lovells, Hogan Lovells WorkSave Pension Plan (Entered by Conduent HR Services)Nationwide Building Society, Pensions Mandatory E-LearningTesco, Tesco Retirement Savings PlanThe winning organisation will be announced at the Employee Benefits Awards and Summer Party 2018 at The Pavilion at The Tower of London on Friday 8 June 2018.See the full shortlist.For more information or to book your table.last_img read more

Railway Budget 201314 Another Passenger Fare Hike Inevitable Stocks Fall

first_imgAll eyes are on the Railway Budget 2013-14 to be presented by railway minister Pawan Kumar Bansal on Tuesday, as it will throw light on the Union Budget that will be presented two days later.Hike in the rail passenger fares could invite huge backlash from the public but it looks like it is inevitable following the increase in the price of diesel.Last year, Dinesh Trivedi stepped down as the Railway Minister after hiking passenger fares across all classes ranging from two paise to 30 paise per km. His party, Trinamool Congress replaced him with Mukul Roy.Some bold steps are expected in Pawan Kumar Bansal’s Railway Budget 2013-14 on Tuesday too, as the Indian Railways is said to badly need additional revenue to reduce the molunting losses. At least freight rates are expected to be increased after the price of diesel was hiked twice since January 2013.The railway minister had recently hinted that there could be another rail fare hike following increase in the price of diesel. He added that the Railway ministry needs fund for new lines and development of stations.Bansal had last hiked rail fares, ranging from 2 to 10 paise per kilometer, on January 21, which is expected to earn an additional income of ₹1200 crore by March 31, 2013. The decision was taken after the Indian railways faced losses up to ₹20,000 crore during 2010-11, which may increase to ₹25,000 crore this year.It is reported that at least 100 new trains, including AC double deckers could be introduced in the upcoming Railway Budget owing the demands of the people, and manufacturing of 4200 new coaches is expected to be announced.Sources said that the railway minister is likely to concentrate on providing better facilities to the passengers like cleanliness in trains and stations, special facilities for differently abled person, upgradation of fire-fighting arrangements etc.Railway Stocks Fall Ahead of Railway Budget:The stocks of companies related to the Indian Railways fell ahead of the Railway Budget presentation on Tuesday.Kernex Microsystems fell 9.77 percent, Titagrh Wagons fell 5.2 percent lower, Zicom Electronic Security Systems stocks plunged by 5.28 percent and Kalindee Rail NirmanBSE -3.10 % was down 3.1 percent, reported Business Standard on Monday.last_img read more

To keep World Cup hopes alive Costa Rica must not stumble in

first_imgIf Costa Rica wants to return to the World Cup for the first time since 2006, the Ticos must not lose Friday night against El Salvador.La Sele faces a challenge to reach the next round of qualifications for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. The squad will play against a Salvadoran team looking for a major upset inside the boisterous confines of San Salvador’s Estadio Cuscatlan at 7:30 p.m.An El Salvador win eliminates the Ticos, and moves the Salvadorans into the next round of qualifications.At a press conference Thursday in El Salvador, Costa Rican head coach Jorge Luis Pinto said he’s confident the favored Ticos will not collapse on the road.“We’re going to win,” Pinto said. “We only think about winning.”If Costa Rica wins or ties El Salvador, the team still can be one of two teams to move out of Group B in the Concacaf region. Both teams play their final games of the round next Wednesday. Mexico, who plays Guyana on Friday, already has qualified for the next round. Guyana has been eliminated from World Cup qualifying.That leaves only Costa Rica and El Salvador to battle it out for the last berth into the hexagonal round.Pinto called the upcoming match, the “game of his life.”The Salvadorans holds an advantage over Costa Rica after the teams tied in June in a match in San José. Costa Rica held a 2-0 lead in that match before El Salvador rallied.El Salvador captain Dennis Alas told that he believes home-field advantage will help his squad overcome it s underdog status.“We’re very much at ease, knowing that we’ve prepared diligently for three weeks for this game,” Alas told the website. “With a win on Friday we’ll progress to the next round, and we’re confident we can achieve that.”Next Tuesday, Costa Rica takes on Guyana in San José and El Salvador will challenge Mexico in Torreon. Costa Rica will be a huge favorite against Guyana – but that game only matters if La Sele doesn’t stumble against El Salvador. Facebook Comments No related posts.last_img read more

Barrick says PascuaLama faces delays costhikes

first_imgPeri-glacial areas are generally covered by permafrost, forming a protective rim around glaciers, and are full of fresh water. Strano said Pascua-Lama’s toxic pollution would be left in a containment pond covering nearly a thousand acres (400 hectares) on the Argentine side of the border, and that to produce all that gold and silver, the mine would need 82 gallons (311 liters) of clean water per second for the next 25 years.Even with the cost overruns announced Thursday, Pascua-Lama will be one of the world’s cheapest gold mines, Barrick said, since the silver extracted as a byproduct will more than cover the cost of processing the gold.But the project makes economic sense only because it essentially gets the water for free, and has been granted huge tax breaks as well, Strano said.“If they really had to pay for the water like any other resident of the province, they wouldn’t do this project,” Strano said.Sokalsky said he only learned recently about the magnitude of the delays and cost increases, and is still trying to get to the bottom of it.“I am as disappointed as you undoubtedly are but I give you my commitment that we will take corrective action and we will begin producing gold at low cash costs in 2014,” he said. “Our view is that this is still a very attractive return project for Barrick.” 4 must play golf courses in Arizona New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths Comments   Share   ___Associated Press Writer Ben Fox in San Juan, Puerto Rico, contributed to this story.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements Top Stories Sponsored Stories Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family Associated PressBUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) – The world’s highest-altitude gold mine has gone off-track, with production delayed for another year and costs rising by as much as $3 billion before Barrick Gold Corp. can begin extracting gold, the Canadian mining company’s chief executive said Thursday.Barrick CEO Jamie Sokalsky said the Pascua-Lama project straddling the Chile-Argentina border will cost up to 60 percent more than previously estimated, raising the cost of the mine to as much as $8 billion, and that the first gold won’t be produced until mid-2014. Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates Parents, stop beating yourself up 5 people who need to visit the Ultrastar Multi-tainment Center “As the CEO I accept full responsibility for this,” he told an investors conference call, explaining that Barrick underestimated the complexity of the project, the challenges of working at high altitude, a shortage of skilled engineers and “bi-national external factors as well.”Shares in the company dropped sharply Thursday before recovering and were trading down 4.32 percent at $32.38 shortly before the close.The mine is expected to be one of the world’s largest, with reserves of 17.9 million ounces of gold and 676 million ounces of silver to be extracted over a 25-year-lifespan. The company had hoped to begin production next year, extracting as much as 850,000 ounces of gold and 35 million ounces of silver a year on average over its first five full years of operation.“The preliminary results from the review are disappointing and they have indicated a greater than anticipated increase in project capital costs and a delay in the schedule,” Sokalsky said. “Initial gold production is now expected in mid-2014 with an approximate 50-60 percent increase in capital costs from the top end of our previously announced estimate of $4.7 to $5 billion.” Sokalsky blamed Argentine inflation and labor issues for much of the delay, and made no reference to an Argentine Supreme Court ruling this month that environmentalists hope will prevent the mine from opening at all.Argentina’s top court overruled Barrick’s injunctions against a national law banning any human activity on or around the country’s remaining glaciers or the “peri-glacial” areas that immediately surround them. Already, most of the infrastructure for Pascua-Lama has been built, in areas that the company says are near glaciers but not on top of them.“What has been announced today has absolutely nothing to do with the ruling of the Supreme Court of Justice in relation to the Glaciers Law,” said Miguel Gimenez Zapiola, director of corporate issues for Barrick Argentina.Environmentalists say Pascua-Lama and other Barrick mines violate the national law anyway due to their proximity. The law aims to settle the dispute by requiring a thorough scientific inventory and new environmental impact studies for any human activity planned on or near glaciers.“There’s no way Pascua-Lama can operate under this law because it’s clearly occupying a peri-glacial area, in the presence of glaciers,” said Gonzalo Strano, who leads Greenpeace-Argentina’s glaciers campaign.last_img read more

Riau Islands in Indonesia to attract tourists during Nongsa Regatta 2016

first_imgThe shores of Batam in the Riau Islands would be abuzz with the launch of Nongsa Regatta, set to be held at the end of January 2016, at the peak of the northeast Monsoon. The event is open to racing multihull boats, yachts, keelboats, stand up paddleboards, radio sailing, traditional sampan kolek and dinghies.The Nongsa Regatta, hosted by Nongsa Point Marina and Resort, Batam, is expected to attract an estimated 500 participants from Hong Kong, Thailand, the Philippines, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia. The event hopes to attract a minimum of two dozen entries from each of those categories mentioned.Opening and registration would be done at Nongsa Point Marina and Resort, Batam from January 23-27 while the competitions would take place from January 28-30.Apart from competitions, participants and attendees would be able to enjoy a host of social events daily and engage in activities on the resort’s shores from the regatta’s opening ceremony to its closing event.last_img read more

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first_imgGo back to the e-newsletterConference and incentive business worth tens of millions of dollars will be contracted at New Zealand’s national business events trade expo MEETINGS next month in Auckland.The annual event run by Conventions and Incentives New Zealand (CINZ) generated more than $50 million in business for New Zealand industry suppliers during its two days last year.CINZ Chief Executive Sue Sullivan says over 190 exhibitors from 19 regions of New Zealand will be at Auckland’s ASB Showgrounds to do business with more than 500 New Zealand and international event organisers.“The business end of New Zealand’s tourism industry is high value with huge growth potential. International convention delegates spend an estimated $350 per night, twice as much as other visitors to New Zealand,” she says.Tourism New Zealand Chief Executive Kevin Bowler, who will be speaking at MEETINGS, says the international business events sector, particularly international conferences and incentive travel, offers considerable opportunity to attract new high value international visitors to New Zealand.“International conference and incentive delegates bring significant value to the country with the potential to extend the summer peak season and enhance employment opportunities bringing economic benefit to the country,” he says.More than two million delegates attended over 36,000 events for around three million delegate days in the year ended March 2016. Multi-day conventions alone were worth $472 million to New Zealand last year, and the average per night delegate spend was up 15 per cent from 2014.“This can only grow as our value proposition strengthens, and we gear up for major new convention centre and hotel infrastructure to cater for much larger conventions,” Sue Sullivan says.Over 100 hosted buyers and media from Australia, 40 from international markets, 90 hosted buyers and media from New Zealand and 300 day buyers from all around New Zealand will be hosted in Auckland from 14 to 16 June. Tourism New Zealand (TNZ) and Air New Zealand are bringing influential international buyers and media from China, South East Asia, India and North America.Go back to the e-newsletterlast_img read more

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