India’s Wealth to Surpass the UK and Germany by 2027

first_imgWith a projected economic growth rate of 7% over the next decade, India will surpass the United Kingdom and Germany to become the world’s fourth largest wealth market by 2027, a report released today says. But the country’s tremendous income inequality, overpopulation, and deeply ingrained caste system continue to inhibit its growth potential.Read it at Barrons Related Itemslast_img

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UAAP volleyball: Lady Eagles thump Lady Bulldogs, end 1st round at no. 1

first_imgBloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Bea De Leon was stellar for Ateneo in the fourth set scoring three straight points to give the Lady Eagles a 19-14 lead after NU threatened to cut the deficit with a 6-1 run to get to as close as 15-14.Not done with showing her clutch genes, De Leon scored on another quick kill for the Lady Eagles’ 21-16 lead.An NU error put Ateneo at the 24-17 match point before Deanna Wong tossed over the winning point.Lady Eagles head coach Oliver Almadro said even though they’re atop the standings after the first round he knows that the second round is another landscape.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Lady Eagles ended the first round atop the standings with a 6-1 record while the Lady Bulldogs dropped to 2-5 after losing two of their last three games.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving LATEST STORIES Google Philippines names new country directorcenter_img Miguel Romero Polo: Bamboo technology like no other SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte “The first round is really a tough one for us and we really learned a lot from here and I’m telling the players that going into the second round is a lot tougher,” said Almadro. “It won’t be easy for us going into the second round.”Maddie Madayag led Ateneo’s offense with 17 points with De Leon adding in 13 while Ponggay Gaston and Kat Tolentino pitching in 10 points apiece.Princess Robles had a game-high 18 points for the Lady Bulldogs.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ MANILA, Philippines—Ateneo shrugged off a first set defeat and recovered to take down National University,  23-25, 25-17, 25-23, 25-17 for its sixth straight win in the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament Saturday at Filoil Flying V Center.ADVERTISEMENT Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag Rockets survive last-place Suns as James Harden drops 41last_img read more

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Fit-again PR Sreejesh named in India squad for New Zealand tour

first_imgIndia boosted their squad by including a fit-again PR Sreejesh in the team for the Four Nations Invitational Tournament in New Zealand starting on January 17.Sreejesh had sustained a knee injury which sidelined him for almost eight months.WATCH VIDEOSreejesh, currently a part of the national camp in Bengaluru, sustained the injury at the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in May last year.Veteran midfielder Sardar Singh and forward S.V. Sunil are not part of the squad.Hockey India selectors took the decision of giving exposure to youngsters ahead of a busy year in which India will play four big tournaments — Commonwealth Games, FIH Champions Trophy, Asian Games and FIH World Cup.The 29-year-old Sreejesh called it a “new start” and revealed on Twitter that making a comeback was a promise he made to himself.He’s back! After a long and agonising wait, @16Sreejesh talks about his feelings on getting back into the Men’s Team and much more. #IndiaKaGame pic.twitter.com/WlujsIO01e- Hockey India (@TheHockeyIndia) January 8, 2018Sreejesh will be joined by young goalkeeper Krishan Bahadur Pathak, a member of the 2016 Junior World Cup winning team and who was also part of the India ‘A’ team at the Australian Hockey League in September 2017.Young goalkeepers Vikas Dahiya and Akash Chikte, who performed well at the Hockey World League (HWL) Final in Bhubaneswar in December, have not been named in the 20-member squad.India will compete with Belgium, Japan and hosts New Zealand at Tauranga and Hamilton.The team will be led by 25-year-old midfielder Manpreet Singh. Chinglensana Singh Kangujam will be vice captain.advertisementNew inclusions are forward Dilpreet Singh and midfielder Vivek Sagar Prasad.The promise I made to myself ….. …#injury #surgery #rest #walk #rehab #run #gym #goalkeeping #performance #team #indianteam @TheHockeyIndia @FIH_Hockey pic.twitter.com/Fqxr35dw2R- sreejesh p r (@16Sreejesh) January 8, 2018Dilpreet and Vivek were rewarded for their promising performance at the 7th Sultan of Johor Cup last year where the team won the bronze medal.While Vivek had led the team with great determination and played an instrumental role in the midfield, Dilpreet was India’s goal-getter with nine goals in six matches.India’s defence features Rupinder Pal Singh, Harmanpreet Singh, Varun Kumar — all three will double-up as drag-flickers. They will be joined by Birendra Lakra, Surender Kumar and Gurinder Singh in the defence.Getting ready for a new start …… �???�???�???�???@imsardarsingh8 pic.twitter.com/jfjtiNLIOd- sreejesh p r (@16Sreejesh) January 8, 2018The midfield will see skipper Manpreet, Chinglensana Singh, Harjeet Singh, Nilakanta Sharma and Satbir Singh along with debut players Simranjeet Singh and Vivek Sagar Prasad.India’s attack will see Ramandeep Singh return to the team with Armaan Qureshi, Dilpreet, Mandeep Singh and Lalit Upadhyay.”The squad continues to remain a good mix of young and experienced players. They will get to show their abilities against top quality teams. This is an important year for us with major tournaments in the pipeline. One of our focus areas is to perform consistently, especially against higher ranked teams,” chief coach Sjoerd Marijne said.”We use this tour for our preparation for the Commonwealth Games and look at progressing to the next level after the previous two tournaments,” he added.Men�??s Team skipper, @manpreetpawar07 shouts-out to India’s enthusiastic fans to lend their support throughout an important 2018. #IndiaKaGame pic.twitter.com/uL1jkLUrW6- Hockey India (@TheHockeyIndia) January 8, 2018Squad:Goalkeepers: P.R. Sreejesh, Krishan Bahadur PathakDefenders: Harmanpreet Singh, Surender Kumar, Gurinder Singh, Varun Kumar, Rupinderpal Singh, Birendra LakraMidfielders: Manpreet Singh (Captain), Chinglensana Singh Kangujam (Vice-Captain), Vivek Sagar Prasad, Harjeet Singh, Nilakanta Sharma, Simranjeet Singh and Satbir SinghForwards: Dilpreet Singh, Ramandeep Singh, Mandeep Singh, Lalit Kumar Upadhyay and Armaan Qureshi.(Courtesy: IANS)last_img read more

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4-Star Freshman Announces He’s Retiring From Football

first_imgThe UCLA Bruins huddle before the game against the Arizona State Sun Devils at Rose Bowl.PASADENA, CA – NOVEMBER 23: The UCLA Bruins huddle before the game against the Arizona State Sun Devils at Rose Bowl on November 23, 2013 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)A former four-star recruit is no longer able to play football. The former top tight end has announced that he’s taking a medical retirement.Jimmy Jaggers, one of the top tight ends in the country coming out of high school in 2017, has announced that he’s been forced to retire from the sport. He’s had multiple concussions, including one this past spring that resulted from a car accident.The UCLA freshman tight end announced the news on Twitter.“I may no longer have the opportunity to play at the Rose Bowl,” Jaggers wrote, “but I will still be on scholarship and getting my degree. It was truly an honor being a part of something so special and I will miss the experiences, but know this is what’s best for me.”Here’s his full announcement:#4sUp and #GoBruins?? pic.twitter.com/jxLsO0vRua— Jimmy Jaggers (@jimmy_jaggers) June 4, 2018Jaggers, a 6-foot-4 tight end, is a California native. He was ranked the No. 10 TE in the country by 247Sports’ Composite Rankings.The former top recruit committed to UCLA over Alabama, Michigan and USC, among other programs.Jaggers redshirted the 2017 season.last_img read more

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Merger with CSAV a Home Run for Hapag-Lloyd

first_imgzoom German container line Hapag-Lloyd has managed to shake off EUR 173.3 million loss recorded in the first half of 2014, and end the first half of 2015 with EUR 157.2 million profit, due to a jump in transport volumes and revenue brought by the merger with Chile’s Compañía Sud Americana de Vapores (CSAV).The transport volume increased to around 3.7 million TEU in the first six months of 2015, up 29.4% compared to the same period in 2014 and mainly due to the merger with CSAV. However, the average freight rate in the first half of 2015 came in at 1,296 USD/TEU, 9% below the same period of 2014.In the first half of 2015 revenue increased by EUR 1.5 billion to EUR 4.7 billion. Earnings increased as a result of initial synergies from the CSAV merger and additional cost savings from the company’s OCTAVE program.In the first half of 2015, Hapag-Lloyd achieved an EBITDA of EUR 493.3 million (1H2014: EUR 67.2 million) and an operating result of EUR 267.7 million (1H2014: EUR -101.5 million).The transfer of CSAV’s services and ship systems into the various trades of Hapag-Lloyd was completed in the second quarter of 2015, slightly ahead of the original plan, according to Hapag.Now that the integration is almost completed, Hapag-Lloyd says it targets net annual synergies of around USD 400 million fully realised by 2017.This is USD 100 million higher than originally anticipated. The cost and efficiency program OCTAVE initiated in 2014 is expected to deliver annual improvements of approximately USD 200 million as of 2016. OCTAVE includes improvement initiatives in several areas such as procurement and further fleet modernisation.“After a solid start into 2015, we are satisfied with our results in the first half of 2015,” said Rolf Habben Jansen, CEO of Hapag-Lloyd.“Our results prove that the merger with CSAV was the right decision and an important milestone in the development of Hapag-Lloyd, as we already benefit from the integration – and also see the first results of the OCTAVE program. We are well on track to achieve clearly positive full year operating results in 2015. The market environment remains very challenging, but we are well positioned in the market and remain highly resilient due to Hapag-Lloyd’s well-balanced portfolio of trades and services.”last_img read more

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Alphaliner HMM to Add 34 Ships to THE Alliances Network

first_imgzoomIllustration; Source: Pixabay under CC0 Creative Commons license South Korean container shipping major Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) is expected to add some 34 ships to THE Alliance’s network in 2020, according to data provided by Alphaliner.Citing deployment plans revealed earlier by HMM, the shipping analyst said that the company would add up to 519,000 TEU to the network once it joins THE Alliance as a full member on April 1, 2020.Although the alliance members have not yet disclosed their new network plans for the next year, Alphaliner noted that the Korean carrier’s ships are expected to be deployed on the following routes:– Asia – North Europe route, where twelve 23,000 TEU newbuildings are scheduled for deployment from the second quarter of 2020;– Asia – Med or Asia – US East Coast route would feature ten of the company’s 13,000 TEU ships, including three vessels currently chartered out to the 2M alliance;– Asia – Pacific Southwest (USWC) route, where HMM would send six 10,000 TEU units, all of which are currently chartered out to the 2M;– Asia – Pacific Northwest (USWC) route, where the company would deploy eight of its 8,600 TEU vessels.Additionally, another eight HMM 15,000 TEU newbuildings are expected to be deployed on the Asia – US East Coast route from the second quarter of 2021.Alphaliner further said that HMM is expected to cooperate with THE Alliance partners on the Far East – Middle East routes, although its participation in the trade is to be downgraded from the 13,000 TEU scale to tonnage of 5,000 to 6,600 TEU.Apart from the newbuildings that the South Korean major would receive in 2020 and 2021, its fleet will be strengthened in April 2020 by redeliveries of nine 10,000 – 13,000 TEU ships currently (sub-)chartered out to Maersk and MSC.The charters were among the conditions set for the 2M-HMM agreement that was signed in March 2017. It resulted in the withdrawal of HMM tonnage from the Far East – North Europe, Far East – Med and Far East – USEC routes.The new arrangement with THE Alliance will allow HMM ships to return to the Far East – Med and Far East – USEC routes. At the same time, the carrier will be able to gradually replace the 5,000 TEU classic panamax ships that it started to send onto the Far East – North Europe route in 2018, with 23,000 TEU giants as of April 2020.last_img read more

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Premier Tours Bluenose II Construction Site

first_imgPremier Darrell Dexter was in Lunenburg today, Aug. 18, to tour the construction site for the Bluenose II restoration project and see the impact the project is having on the local economy. “I am pleased that the province’s support of the Bluenose II restoration project is helping to create good jobs and grow the economy,” said Premier Dexter. “The Bluenose II is fundamental to the identity of the province of Nova Scotia and we’re committed to seeing this project through.” The premier was joined by Prime Minister Stephen Harper as he visited the project site on the Lunenburg waterfront. Bluenose II was moved to Lunenburg Foundry and Industrial Engineering on Aug. 16, for the next phase of work. “There is tremendous interest in this project and that is great for the local tourism industry,” said Premier Dexter. “When construction begins this fall, there will be opportunities for visitors to learn about the history of the Bluenose and the skills of Nova Scotia’s boat builders.” The province is investing $9.9 million in the Bluenose II restoration project. A $12.5-million construction contract was awarded to the Lunenburg Shipyard Alliance on July 8 as part of the announcement by the provincial and federal governments in May 2009. The federal government’s contribution comes through the federal Infrastructure Stimulus Fund. The alliance includes Covey Island Boatworks, Lunenburg Foundry and Industrial Engineering and Synder’s Shipyard Ltd. of Daysprings, Lunenburg Co.last_img read more

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119 docs tender resignation at North Bengal Medical College in solidarity with

first_imgDarjeeling: 119 doctors have handed over their resignations at the North Bengal Medical College and Hospital (NBMCH) near Siliguri on Friday, in solidarity with the junior doctors on strike at NRS Medical College and Hospital in Kolkata.”We have received resignations from 119 doctors. We have also written to the Health department that if this spate continues it will be very difficult to continue giving services,” stated Prabir Deb, principal of North Bengal Medical College and Hospital. It may be mentioned here that services are provided by 300 senior faculty members and doctors with the help of around 200 interns and junior doctors at NBMCH, where the interns and junior doctors are currently observing ceasework. On Friday, the Outpatient Department (OPD) at NBMCH remained shut, while emergency patients were treated by the senior doctors. “We have appealed to the students and junior doctors to normalise the situation,” stated Kaushik Samaddar, superintendent of NBMCH.last_img read more

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Stars To Take Part In Bloomberg Tradebook Charity Day Today

first_imgBloomberg Tradebook’s annual Charity Day, now in its fifth year, will bring together employees and celebrity guests on October 27th to raise funds in support of charitable causes around the globe.New and returning celebrity ambassadors will join Michael R. Bloomberg, Bloomberg Tradebook’s President and CEO, Glenn Lesko, and Bloomberg employees on the trading desk in New York, London and Hong Kong, with net trading commissions from the day being donated to the more than 15 charities involved. This year, Charity Day will support a range of causes such as youth development, medical research, environmental conservation and community outreach.“Philanthropy and public service are core values of our company,” said Founder of Bloomberg LP, Michael R. Bloomberg. “We’re proud to welcome new and returning celebrity ambassadors for our fifth annual Charity Day and encouraged to see the positive impact the event has had in our communities around the world.”Charity Day is an opportunity for Bloomberg Tradebook and the financial community to support worthy charitable causes by donating the day’s trading commissions. Since its inception in 2012, Charity Day has raised nearly $4 million in trading commissions earned through futures, equities, options and FX trading. In addition to the events in New York, London and Hong Kong, Bloomberg’s Sao Paulo office celebrated Charity Day on Monday, joining BVSA (Socio-Environmental Investment Exchange) to ring the bell in support of several educational and social projects in Brazil.“As we celebrate our fifth Charity Day, we continue to receive immense support from the industry around our philanthropic endeavors,” said Glenn Lesko, CEO and President of Bloomberg Tradebook. “We’re excited to engage our employees and clients in Bloomberg’s strong tradition of giving back, raising money and awareness around several important causes.”Michael R. Bloomberg and Tradebook CEO and President Glenn Lesko will be joined in New York by:Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation – Musician and philanthropist, Jon Bon JoviVictor Cruz Foundation – NY Giants wide receiver, Victor CruzChild Mind Institute – Television personality, Donny DeutschBoomer Esiason Foundation – Former NFL quarterback, Boomer EsiasonJumpstart – Actress, Rene GoldsberryJoyful Heart Foundation – NY Giants linebacker, Mark HerzlichEndometriosis Foundation of America – Author, Executive Producer & Host of Top Chef, Padma LakshmiGod’s Love We Deliver and UNICEF – Actor, Kyle MaclachlanCity in the Community Foundation – New York City FC Sporting director, Claudio ReynaHappy Hearts Fund – Model, Anne VyalitsynaIn the London office, Bloomberg Tradebook welcomes the following charities and their ambassadors:Blue Marine Foundation – Singer-songwriter, James BluntHaven House Children’s Hospice – Singer and television presenter, Rochelle HumesThe Prince’s Trust – Football manager, Gareth SouthgatePlace2Be – Model and actress, Suki WaterhouseSupporting Charity Day in Hong Kong will be:Asia Society – Model and actress, Coco ChiangThe Nature Conservancy – Model, Danielle GrahamThe Nature Conservancy – Producer and activist, Sean Lee DaviesOrbis – Actress and singer, Gigi LeungKELY Support Group – Comedian, Vivek MahbubaniThe Nature Conservancy – Model, Sofia WakabayashiBloomberg and its global agency brokerage business, Bloomberg Tradebook, are involved in numerous philanthropic causes year round. In 2015, more than 9,800 employees volunteered more than 86,800 hours with 300 charities in 56 cities around the world. The company’s philanthropy and engagement program supports causes and efforts that strengthen communities and improve quality of life worldwide.To see highlights from previous Charity Day events, please visit www.bloombergtradebook.com/charity-day/last_img read more

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Fort St John Red Cross seeking volunteers

first_imgAccording to DeMedea, the Equipment Loan Program is only open a few days per week with hopes of expanding hours of operations with the help from more volunteers.“We’re currently only open three days a week but we’re looking for more volunteers to help meet the increasing demand on our program. With an ageing population and more demand on our Health Equipment Loan Services, we’d really love to increase our team in Fort St. John.”DeMedea says there are a number of different volunteer positions available at the Centre with the emphasis on recruiting more volunteers for Client Services.“We have a variety of roles. Right now we’d really like to highlight our Client Services Volunteer Role. So they’re really the face of the program, people will come in and the Client Services volunteers are really the people that look at the paperwork and answer questions and provide clients with the equipment that they need.”Other volunteer positions at the Red Cross include technicians and delivery drivers.DeMedea says they have roles for anyone who is willing to learn, adding that they provide on-the-job-training to any volunteer. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John chapter of the Canadian Red Cross is seeking volunteers for the new year.Canadian Red Cross Volunteer Recruitment Coordinator for B.C. and Yukon, Melissa DeMedea, says they are looking for volunteers to help run the Health Equipment Loan Program.“We are looking for more volunteers for our Health Equipment Loan Program in Fort St. John. So, my position as a Volunteer Recruitment Coordinator for B.C. and Yukon is I have the privilege of spreading the word about some really great volunteer opportunities that we have.” “We really look for people who are willing to learn and have a passion for working with people and because we fully train our volunteers, we are pretty confident that we can find a volunteer role to fit most people.”The Red Cross of Fort St. John is located at 9614 Sikanni Road, along the Alaska Highway.If you are interested in volunteering with the Canadian Red Cross, you can visit their website or contact them by email at volunteer@redcross.ca.last_img read more

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BMCE Bank of Africa Wins Diamond Eye Award For Quality Commitment

Rabat – Morocco’s BMCE Bank of Africa has been awarded recently in Rome “The Diamond Eye Award For Quality Commitment & Excellence” by Otherways Management & Consulting Association.The award, which was presented at Otherways’ 2016 annual ceremony, is a “sustainable trust factor leading to a solid modernized scope of recognition worldwide,” the banks said in a statement.Otherways’ International Award-Acknowledgment program is based on a business-oriented association which focuses on the micro economic levels of small and medium sized companies deliberated to promote economic relations and establish new commercial and professional contacts. Otherways Management & Consulting Association aims to put in hands the necessary information for enterprises worldwide in order to promote their Management System, Communication and Development. read more

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Ban Kimoon calls for utmost restraint in TurkeyIraq border actions

22 February 2008Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed concern today over the latest escalation of tension along the Turkish-Iraqi border, appealing for “utmost restraint” in actions there and for respect of the border between the two countries. In a statement released by his spokesperson, Mr. Ban also reiterated his previous calls for an immediate end to continued incursions by elements of the armed Kurdish group, PKK, carrying out terrorist attacks in Turkey from northern Iraq. “The protection of civilian life on both sides of the border remains the paramount concern,” the statement added, as the Secretary-General appealed to the Governments of Iraq and Turkey to work together to promote peace and stability.

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Libya UN trip to conflict areas finds displacement violence and humanitarian need

7 June 2011The United Nations refugee agency said today that its officials in Libya have visited both Government and opposition-controlled areas and found significant displacement of people, widespread violence and an urgent need to support groups providing relief services to those in need. Staff of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) joined an inter-agency assessment mission last week that went to the Libyan capital, Tripoli, as well as sites for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Government-controlled areas near the city of Misrata, which is in opposition hands, UNHCR spokesperson Adrian Edwards told the weekly media briefing in Geneva.The trip to the frontline areas of Zlitan, Al Khums and the Nafusa Mountain area of Gharian was coordinated with the Government. The mission’s conclusion was that the thousands of IDPs in those areas were coping relatively well with their plight, Mr. Edwards said.Most are housed in hotels, dormitories and seaside homes and are being provided with assistance by the Government and some private charities. Warehouses are well stocked with basic food items, but it was apparent that the combined impact of protracted conflict and sanctions are eroding the Government’s ability to effectively deliver assistance.“The view of the inter-agency mission was that if this situation continues, international aid is likely to be needed in a matter of weeks,” said Mr. Edwards.In Tripoli, long queues for petrol are affecting normal life and shortages of essential commodities have raised stress levels for the population.In opposition-controlled Misrata, which has seen some of the heaviest fighting, the mission met members of the city’s Transitional Council and was informed that there are an estimated 25,000 displaced people in the city or approximately 5,000 families.Most of the IDPs are staying with host families and relatives, while others have moved into schools and unoccupied new buildings.“In many cases Libyans are hosting up to seven or eight displaced families in their homes – a situation that is almost certainly unsustainable. People have not received salaries since January and banks are not operational,” said Mr. Edwards.Several groups in Misrata, including the Libyan Committee for Humanitarian Relief, local businesses and engineering companies, are exploring ways to quickly provide accommodation for the IDPs.“UNHCR is also ready to support the rebuilding of homes. We are also continuing to deliver regular relief by boat from Benghazi to Misrata through local partners,” said Mr. Edwards.Several people spoke of widespread abductions in Misrata, with local charities and human rights groups saying that at least 1,000 people, mainly men, have been kidnapped or have disappeared since the conflict started in February, according to Mr. Edwards.“Life is slowly picking up in Misrata with youth cleaning up the streets and shops reopening, but according to the Misrata Transitional Council, the city is facing food and medicine shortages,” he said.Five hospitals in the city have recorded 630 deaths and 6,000 cases of injury, including those blamed on unexploded ordnance. Some 80 per cent of the nurses in the hospitals, most of whom were expatriates, left the city early into the crisis and are being progressively replaced by medical students. Electricity has recently been restored in some parts of the city, according to Mr. Edwards. read more

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McGuinty threatens to call an election after Tories NDP vote to gut

TORONTO – A relatively calm end to Ontario’s spring legislative session at noon Thursday erupted into threats of an election from Premier Dalton McGuinty after the Tories and NDP combined to force changes to the government’s budget bill.After sitting a week longer than planned, the legislature adjourned with an agreement to return next Wednesday for the vote on the Liberal budget, which the NDP said it would support to avoid defeating the minority government.But later in a legislative committee, the Conservatives and New Democrats started outvoting the Liberals to pass opposition amendments and — in McGuinty’s words — “gut the government’s budget bill.”The NDP “turned their backs” on the agreement to support the budget in exchange for a tax on incomes over $500,000 and other changes the Liberals made earlier, McGuinty said in a statement.“The consequences of the NDP’s latest backtrack would hurt our economy when what it needs most is stability and certainty,” he said.“(NDP Leader) Andrea Horwath and her party have, for the second time, broken their word about passing this budget.”Horwath said she warned McGuinty from the start the NDP still wanted changes in the budget, adding she was “disappointed” the premier is threatening an election.“When discussing the Ontario’ budget with the Premier, I made it clear that I would not rubber stamp the government’s 300-page omnibus bill,” Horwath said in a statement.“I made a commitment to ensure passage of the budget and I will keep my word. I also made a commitment to the people … to make that bill better at the committee stage. I expect the premier to keep his word.”If the government can’t pass the budget as the Liberals and NDP originally agreed, he will “take it to the people in a general election,” added McGuinty.“Otherwise, Andrea Horwath breaking her word a second time at this late stage has left us with absolutely no choice — we will be forced to take this to the people.”Finance Minister Dwight Duncan told reporters the Premier would visit Lt. Gov. David Onley next Monday or Tuesday to ask for an election if the opposition changes that limit the government’s ability to privatize services and agencies were not withdrawn.“It’s not our budget,” said Duncan.McGuinty, who needs the support of only one opposition member to pass the budget, appealed to any Tory or New Democrat who wants to “put the provincial interests ahead of their party’s own interest.”Earlier in the day, the Tories made it clear they will vote against the budget, saying it failed to curb government spending or address what they say is Ontario’s jobs crisis.“People sent us here eight months ago after the election to take care of two things: rein in spending so we can balance the books and create good jobs,” said Opposition Leader Tim Hudak.“Sadly we’ve gone backwards on both those counts.”The budget also calls for a wage freeze for 1.3 million public sector employees, including doctors, nurses and teachers, to help eliminate the $15 billion deficit by 2017-18. The Liberals are trying to negotiate the freeze before resorting to legislation if needed.Hudak spent the entire spring session demanding the Liberals simply legislate the pay freeze, something the government insisted would not stand up in court if it doesn’t first try negotiations.The Liberals said the budget calls for balancing the books by taking reasonable actions to control spending, and warned demands by Hudak and the Tories to slash expenditures would result in dramatic upheaval across the province.“Their plan has more holes than Swiss cheese,” said Duncan.“The Leader of the Opposition will close hospitals. He will close schools.”Only a few government bills were passed since the election, including anti-bullying legislation that requires schools to allow student clubs called gay-straight alliances, a move that triggered a fight between the Liberals and Catholic church leaders and educators.The legislature also updated the Human Rights Code to make Ontario the first province to extend protections to transgendered people after years of work on the issue by New Democrat Cheri DiNovo.It also passed one more private members’ bill Thursday, jointly sponsored by the Tories and NDP, to set up a One Call system where people can get information before digging in the ground to avoid hitting gas, sewer or power lines.“It was almost a do-nothing session, sadly,” said Hudak. McGuinty threatens to call an election after Tories, NDP vote to “gut” budget AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by News Staff Posted Jun 14, 2012 8:46 pm MDT read more

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Ohio State mens hockey ready for evenly matched Big Ten Tournament game

Sophomore forward Tyler Lundey (23) attempts a shot during a game against Michigan March 2 at Nationwide Arena. OSU lost, 4-3.Credit: Ben Jackson / For The LanternWhen it was announced that the Big Ten men’s hockey conference would come together for its inaugural season, many people had high expectations.With the regular season over and postseason play about to begin, it has become clear those expectations were right on the money. A competitive and skilled conference campaign has set up a tasty tournament bracket. All six of the conference’s teams are set to travel to Saint Paul, Minn., this weekend hoping to become the first-ever Big Ten hockey champions.Minnesota and Wisconsin are the top seeds respectively, so both receive a bye in the quarterfinals, while No. 3-seed Michigan is slated to play No. 6 Penn State for the chance to play the Badgers.Minnesota awaits the winner of the other quarterfinal between No. 4 Ohio State and No. 5 Michigan State. The Buckeyes went 1-0-3 with two shootout wins against the Spartans in the regular season, and first-year coach Steve Rohlik said his team knows how tough the game will be.“(The game is between) two teams that are evenly matched, you saw that in our results this year. They block a lot of shots, they’ve got a very good goaltender, (and) they’re scoring more goals now,” Rohlik said, referring to Spartan sophomore goalie Jake Hildebrand. “So we’ve got to play our best hockey game Thursday night, there’s no question.”For the team that claims the prize, a Big Ten championship will bring with it an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament. The national tournament is made up of 16 teams: the six conferences’ postseason tournament champions plus 10 at-large bids. The NCAA selection committee uses a series of calculations to figure out the at-large bids, and those calculations are replicated by something called the PairWise rankings.According to those rankings, the Big Ten can be split up into two blocks of three: those who look to be in the tournament no matter what, and those who require a Big Ten title to get there. The former is made up of Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan, while the latter is composed of Ohio State, Michigan State and Penn State.The tournament implications at stake this weekend don’t seem to faze OSU junior forward Ryan Dzingel, the leading scorer in the Big Ten this season who was just named to the all-Big Ten team earlier in the week.“We’re all really excited. The CCHA (Central Collegiate Hockey Association) tournament last year was really cool and there was a lot of publicity, so I can’t even imagine how much it will be with the Big Ten,” Dzingel said. “Playing in an awesome rink with these great teams is going to be a lot of fun.”Rohlik, a Saint Paul native, said the tournament’s location is going to make the occasion that much more special.“A lot of people say that baby boys are born here (in Ohio) with a football in their crib, up there (in Minnesota) it’s a pair of hockey skates,” Rohlik said. “It’s the culture, its kind of what Minnesota is. It’s certainly one of the big spots for hockey across the U.S.”With the hockey-savvy eyes of the Minnesota crowd upon it, OSU’s high-powered offense will need to find a way past an MSU defensive corps that has blocked the most shots in the Big Ten.The prize awaiting the Buckeyes if they manage to do that: another shot at the best team in the nation, in the Gophers own backyard.The Buckeyes and Spartans are set to face off at 8 p.m. Thursday. read more

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UPDATE Kuru Kururu couple suspected to have killed each other

The home where the incident occurredA Kuru Kururu, Linden/Soesdyke couple were on Tuesday morning found dead in their bed by their eldest child.It is being speculated that they may have stabbed each other to death.The couple were identified as Malika Hale, a chef and Alvin Bluncher, a farmer.Dead: Malika HaleWhile details are still sketchy at this juncture, it is being reported that the couple were heard fighting intensely on Monday night in their one storey wooden home.However, at around 07:00h, the duo were found dead with multiple stab wounds to their bodies.Hale was said to be holding a scissors and a knife was also seen on the floor of their home.This online publication understands that Bluncher was recently released on bail when he appeared in Court charged with unlawful wounding. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedKuru Kururu man found murdered in homeAugust 2, 2018In “Crime”Dead Kuru Kururu Teen: Alleged killer flees to city; couple had plans to marry in AugustJanuary 14, 2014In “Crime”Kuru Kururu murder: Autopsy suggests that clerk was strangled before being clubbedAugust 4, 2018In “Crime” read more

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Is it time Ireland had its own Independence Day

first_img I don’t know (269) Yes (5384) YesNoI don’t knowVoteRead: Independent person to review new details from Stardust fire tragedy>Read: ‘I am not scaremongering’: Bus Eireann boss warns all jobs could be lost if drastic action not taken> No (1980) Is it time Ireland had its own Independence Day? It’s proposed 21 January – the first sitting of the Dáil – should be marked as Ireland’s Independence Day. 80 Comments THERE ARE MOVES to have a day in January recognised as Ireland’s Independence Day.Every year, the US marks its independence with fireworks, while it wasn’t until last year that Ireland began its national commemorations of our move towards a Republic.So, what day could Ireland choose?According to Fianna Fáil Senator Dr Keith Swanick, who has proposed the introduction of the Declaration of Independence Day Bill, Ireland’s Independence Day should be formally marked as 21 January.This was the date of the very first meeting of the first Dáil and the Declaration of Independence.Members of the first Dáil met in the Round Room of the Mansion House, Dublin.On the same day, the Dáil also approved a Democratic Programme, based on the 1916 Proclamation of the Irish Republic, and read and adopted a Message to the Free Nations of the World in Irish, English and French.Swanick, a GP who lives in Mayo, told TheJournal.ie that it has received very positive feedback about the bill from party members across the country.If passed, it would provide for a formal recognition of this crucial political and historical event in Ireland, ensuring the formal designation of 21 January as Declaration of Independence Day.What will the new law do? The legislation will ensures that 21 January is officially recognised as Declaration of Independence Day, irrespective of the day on which it falls.However, before you get excited, there’s no plan to designate it as a public holiday. This means no day off work.If the Oireachtas did pass this legislation it would allow schools, public bodies and community groups an opportunity to commemorate the event, said Swanick.“It would be extremely fitting that this legislation be in place well in advance of the 100th anniversary of the day in two years’ time,” said Swanick.Following the success of last year’s 1916 centenary commemorations, the senator said now would be a good time to mark the day, two years away from the 100-year anniversary.What do you think?Poll: Do you think Ireland should formally recognise an Independence Day?  Share11 Tweet Email1 Richard O Neill (10) from Kildare on St Patrick’s Day in 2015. Short URL Image: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland By Christina Finn Jan 25th 2017, 6:44 PM Richard O Neill (10) from Kildare on St Patrick’s Day in 2015. Image: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland Wednesday 25 Jan 2017, 6:44 PM 20,459 Views Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article http://jrnl.ie/3205119 Poll Results:last_img read more

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Stefano Pioli unhappy with Fiorentinas display

first_imgFiorentina’s manager Stefano Pioli has expressed regrets over the 1-0 defeat to Napoli after a poor display in the game.Ancelotti’s men returned to winning ways thanks to a solitary goal from Lorenzo Insigne late in the game.“We had a good performance overall, but also have the quality to do far better,” the Viola Coach told Sky Sports Italia.“There were few risks in the opening 15 minutes, and there were situations where we could’ve been more effective. It’s natural to struggle a little against a side of such quality, but 10 minutes from time we had a big mistake and paid a heavy price.Cristiano Ronaldo, JuventusSerie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….“I think this defeat is more our fault than giving credit to Napoli. We tried to take the initiative but could’ve done more and created more problems for their defence.“Errors can happen, but the important thing is never to settle, always go for the victory. Even if we played with character at the Stadio San Paolo, we leave with the regret that we could’ve done more.“It’s a growth process, it’ll take time, and this performance shows we can get results even in difficult arenas like this.”last_img read more

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Erika deadly heading to Turks Caicos and The Bahamas

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Bahamian music legend gunned down at home in Turks and Caicos Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 28 Aug 2015 – Tropical Storm Erika has done the worst; the storm is blamed now for as many as four deaths in Dominica where severe drought followed by the rainy system were too much for the steep terrain; it is reported that eight inches of rain fell in mere hours spawning landslides; 20 people are still missing, 80% of islanders there have no power. Erika had been described as poorly organized when she pummeled Dominica; next is Puerto Rico and Hispaniola where forecasters believe the mountains will shred the system which has grown tremendously to having winds extending 140 miles from the center and with gusts at 45mph.By tonight, the TCI will be experiencing the storm… Disaster Management and Emergencies has advised that there will be lots of wind in Provo. You can find the emergency shelter list and flood prone areas for your review posted at MagneticMediaTV.com or our social media. The TCI remains under Tropical Storm Warning as Erika moves west at 17mph and the center of the storm will move near the TCI according to the Bahamas Department of Meteorology. We are also warned that the amount of rainfall expected with Erika will likely bring moderate to severe flooding. Recommended for you Bi-lateral talks with Bahamas to resume, UK gives green light to high-level TCI delegation Related Items:bahamas, Dominica, hispanola, puerto rico, tropical storm erika, turks and caicos Post Maria: Dominica will rebuild with concretelast_img read more

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