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South Shore Communities Get Sport Recreation Investment

first_imgPeople on the South Shore will soon have more opportunities and places to be physically active thanks to a $476,820 investment from the province’s recreation facility development program. Barry Barnet, Minister of Health Promotion and Protection, announced the investments today, June 11, for community groups, not-for-profit organizations and associations on the South Shore. “Providing children, families and seniors with accessible places to participate in sport and recreation is a key part of our plan to build safer, healthier communities,” said Mr. Barnet. “These groups have worked hard to improve their communities and we are proud to support them with these investments.” The grants will be used to develop trail systems, renovate community centres and construct playgrounds in the region. Recreation facility development is a $3-million program that helps municipalities and community groups plan, construct, renovate, conserve or acquire facilities for public recreation. Eligible projects include community centres, pools, sport facilities, parks, playgrounds, trails and other outdoor facilities. Community groups develop facilities to increase public participation in sport and physical recreation. They work with Health Promotion and Protection staff to plan projects and apply for funding. The recreation facility development grant program provides up to one third of capital costs; communities are responsible for raising the rest. The program will help create about $14.5 million in construction through 84 organizations. “Our goal is to make Nova Scotia the healthiest province in the country,” said Mr. Barnet. “These announcements represent another positive step toward reaching that goal.” Recreation facility development is one part of the province’s commitment to invest $68 million in sport and recreation infrastructure by the year 2017.last_img read more

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Nova Scotia Liberals win their second straight majority government

first_imgHALIFAX – After a long night of hard-fought election battles, Nova Scotia’s Liberal government won a second straight majority victory early Wednesday, marking the first time the province has seen back-to-back majorities since 1988.“Wow, what a night,” Premier Stephen McNeil told supporters after midnight. “We’ve seen tonight why every vote counts.”Nearly six hours after the polls closed, the Liberals won 27 seats, enough for a majority in the 51-seat house of assembly. An informal tally suggested more than 15 women will sit in the legislature, a new record.The Progressive Conservatives, led by Jamie Baillie, won 17 ridings, and the NDP were elected in seven.The Liberal win came at a cost for McNeil, whose party lost seven seats including those held by cabinet ministers Joanne Bernard and Michel Samson.Access to health care dominated debate during the latter half of the 30-day campaign, and McNeil said he learned from the electorate that changes are needed.“I want to assure you that I’ve heard you, and I’ve listened,” the former appliance repairman said from his campaign headquarters inside a curling rink in Bridgetown. “We have a plan, and the opposition parties have a plan, and we can work together to make it better.”He pledged to recruit more doctors, expand health services and address wait times for hip and knee replacements, particularly in Cape Breton, where at least three Liberals went down to defeat — including a high-profile cabinet minister.Baillie said voters made it clear they are not happy with McNeil’s leadership.“The Liberals are the ones who have lost the most tonight,” he told party supporters in Springhill, N.S.The Tory leader, a chartered accountant who served as CEO of Credit Union Atlantic before becoming party leader in 2010, said the Liberals’ spring budget — tabled last month but not passed — had to include more for health care and mental health.Baillie, who led the Tories into an election for a second time, confirmed he would continue to lead the party.“We won seats in all parts of this province. Cape Breton has come through big time. We’re winning seats all over the mainland and now we’re winning seats in Halifax region again,” said Baillie. “I think that’s a good sign for our party.”NDP Leader Gary Burrill, a United Church minister who was elected leader just over a year ago without a seat and won his bid for the Halifax Chebucto riding Tuesday, agreed the dominant issue at the doorstep was the ailing health care system.“People will speak of the inability to find a doctor or people will speak of going to the emergency and finding it closed or having a family member being treated in the hallway or next to an ice machine,” he said in an interview at a downtown Halifax hotel as the final results were tallied.“A competent government will recognize it’s a health-care crisis and respond to it as a government does to a crisis among its people.”The Liberal win followed a 30-day campaign that saw McNeil boast about two balanced budgets — and promise four more.But the party appeared to stumble in the latter half of the campaign as Baillie repeatedly complained about doctor shortages, emergency room closures and a lack of mental-heath services.For his part, McNeil told voters that his penny-pinching approach to public spending enabled his government to offer voters $1-billion in spending commitments and tax cuts over four years.The Liberal platform also promises a pre-primary program for the province’s four-year-olds, new money for twinning 100-series highways and more funding for collaborative care clinics.McNeil, whose Liberals won a majority in 2013, told voters the new spending would not have been possible were it not for his determination to rein in wage increases within the public sector.However, that commitment led to ugly standoffs with the province’s health-care workers and public school teachers. There were protests at the legislature, two brief strikes and back-to-work legislation that the unions condemned as draconian.But the labour strife did not appear to make much of a dent in the Liberal brand.At dissolution, the Liberals held 34 seats in the 51-seat legislature, the Progressive Conservatives had 10 and the NDP five. There was one Independent and one seat was vacant.Throughout the race, Baillie said voters had told him there was a crisis in the health-care system, and he accused McNeil of ignoring the issue.In particular, Baillie made a point of telling voters McNeil had failed to deliver on a 2013 promise to make sure every Nova Scotian had access to a family physician. Almost four years after the premier made that pledge, about 100,000 Nova Scotians are still looking for a doctor.The premier dismissed Baillie’s complaints, saying the Tory leader was just trying to scare people.McNeil said his government’s decision to reduce the number of health care authorities to only one would lead to more investment in front-line care. And he said he would improve access to primary care by creating 70 collaborative care clinics, spending $25 million to hire doctors and specialists and expanding tuition relief for medical professionals.last_img read more

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Medical marijuana firm Canopy Growth launches Latin American subsidiary

first_imgSMITHS FALLS, Ont. – Canopy Growth Corp. has launched a Latin American subsidiary and acquired a Colombian medical marijuana company.The Canadian licensed medical marijuana producer says it has issued nearly 1.2 million shares it valued at about $45.7 million to acquire Spectrum Cannabis Colombia, which previously operated as Colombian Cannabis.Canopy also says it will make four payments of up to 524,576 shares it valued at about $20 million each on the satisfaction of certain milestones.Canopy LATAM Corp., the company’s new Latin American affiliate, will be led by Antonio Droghetti.Under the deal, Canopy will also issue 595,184 shares valued at about $24.5 million to the shareholders of Canindica, a company controlled by Droghetti. Canindica shareholders may also receive four additional milestone payments valued at about $12.2 million to be paid in shares.Canopy has also agreed to make an additional payment on July 4, 2023, to those who have completed all of their milestones by that date.Companies in this story: (TSX:WEED)last_img read more

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Independent UN expert urges South Africa to build a food economy to

An independent United Nations human rights expert today called on South Africa to build a food economy that is inclusive and benefits all segments of the population, especially the millions who are poor and food insecure. “South Africa is a champion of institutionalizing social, economic and cultural rights such as the human right to food, but it has yet to prove it can deliver results for 12 million poor food insecure people, 70 per cent of which live in rural areas,” Olivier De Schutter, the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to food, said in Pretoria at the end of his official visit. He praised South Africa for integrating the right to food in its Constitution. “But it is now time to build a food economy that benefits the majority of the population,” he said. “We must create an inclusive food system for South Africa.” A reorientation of agricultural support programmes, he said, would start with the recognition that South Africa is confronted with “a strongly dualized agricultural sector,” and that the current organization of markets has been inherited from the apartheid era.“In contrast to the large white commercial farmers, the newly established black farmers are small-scale farmers, with a poor access to markets, a lack of marketing skills, and a weaker bargaining position in the food chains,” he said.“If South Africa is to meet its target of creating 500,000 jobs in the agri-food sector, there is no alternative than to enable a large proportion of the 1.5 million subsistence households to graduate into small-scale farmers.” Mr. De Schutter said the state should help design pro-poor food markets. “South Africa needs to create food systems that work for the poor and not only sell to the poor,” he said. “Local food systems that promote fresh and nutritious food can be set up by a new set of policies. For instance, public procurement schemes can be made to work for rural development by allowing for preferential treatment in favour of small-scale farmers.”Mr. De Schutter said South Africa had “many well-intentioned policies” that put food security at the top of the Government’s agenda, “but the results still are below expectations.” The Special Rapporteur is an independent, non-paid expert who reports to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva. 15 July 2011An independent United Nations human rights expert today called on South Africa to build a food economy that is inclusive and benefits all segments of the population, especially the millions who are poor and food insecure. read more

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Bank reform helps economic growth Carney

MONTREAL — Bank of Canada governor Mark Carney says there is evidence that reforms being imposed on the world’s largest banks — often against their will — is contributing to economic growth and job creation, rather than the opposite as critics claim.Canada’s top central banker, who holds the prestigious position of head of the Financial Stability Board overseeing international reform of the sector, said he will insist on timely and consistent implementation of agreed reforms.Carney also dismissed critics, mainly financiers on Wall Street, who say that requiring banks to hold more capital and reduce risk-taking has already restrained investments and economy activity.“Measures to strengthen financial stability support economic growth and create jobs rather than hold them back, even in the short term,” he said Thursday in a speech to the Canadian Club of Montreal.“Credit growth has resumed in those countries where financial institutions have decisively strengthened their balance sheets, refocused their core business activities and improved their funding resources — in other words, returned to a more sustainable business model.”[np-related]The issue is at the heart of a now famous behind-closed-doors confrontation last year with JPMorgan Chase head Jamie Dimon, who took out his frustration on Carney for the restrictions being imposed on the banking sector.Carney, who came from the world of private sector financing at Goldman Sachs, is reported to have held his ground in private and in public has continued to show little patience for the system as it existed prior to the 2008 Wall Street collapse.An advance copy of Carney’s speech notes that in 2008, major banks in the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Ireland, the Netherlands and Belgium either failed or needed rescue from the state.“Gallingly, on the eve of their collapse, every bank boasted at capital levels well in excess of the standards of the time,” Carney points out.Those assurances proved meaningless, he said. That’s because many of the banks were hiding risks off their balance sheets, or those balance sheets were “stuffed with supposedly risk-free structured products that turned out to be lethally toxic.”The G20 and the FSB remain resolute in their intention to create a more resilient, efficient global financial systemEven today, after the mess, investors continue to believe that when worst comes to worst, governments once again will be there to bail out a failing large bank — the so-called too-big-to-fail reasoning that the damage caused by a big bank collapse would be worse than the cost of rescuing it.That mentality is good for the banks, because it allows them to access credit at rates below what they would have to pay if risks were properly appraised, he said. But it is also a mentality that encourages foolish risk-taking, because banks and investors think they have a net below them.Carney said the message by governments should be never again, and regulations should be put in place to ensure the words have meaning.“I can assure you, based on our recent conversations in Mexico (last weekend), that the G20 and the FSB remain resolute in their intention to create a more resilient, efficient global financial system.”Carney said he believes the global system is now safer than it was prior to the collapse of 2007 and 2008.But more needs to be accomplished, he said. The too-big-to-fail mentality needs to change, and systemically important institutions need to have even bigger reserves on hand to ensure their soundness.As for Canada, he said domestic banks are in position to meet all the new standards being phased in over the next six years starting in 2013.The Canadian Press read more

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US consumer spending grew a solid 04 per cent in June

US consumer spending grew a solid 0.4 per cent in June FILE – In this Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, file photo, shoppers are shown in Miami. The Commerce Department reports on consumer spending in June on Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File) by Martin Crutsinger, The Associated Press Posted Aug 2, 2016 6:37 am MDT Last Updated Aug 2, 2016 at 10:00 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email WASHINGTON – American consumers turned in another strong month of spending in June despite a decline in spending on autos.Consumer spending rose a solid 0.4 per cent in June after an identical increase in May and a 1 per cent surge in April, the Commerce Department said Tuesday. The strength in June came from a surge in spending on nondurable goods, which offset a drop in spending on autos.Personal income grew a moderate 0.2 per cent in June, matching May’s gain.Economists say they think solid gains in hiring will support future growth in consumer spending, which accounts for about 70 per cent of economic growth. The economy expanded at a modest 1.2 per cent annual rate in spring. Analysts say they expect double that growth rate in the second half of 2016.The 1.2 per cent growth in the gross domestic product in the April-June quarter was far below what economists had expected. A strong increase in consumer spending during the quarter was offset by weakness in other areas, including declines in business investment and the restocking of inventories.Economists say they think that both those drags will lessen in the second half of this year and that consumer spending will remain strong. Spending grew at a 4.2 per cent annual rate in the spring, its strongest performance since late 2014.Sal Guatieri, senior economist at BMO Capital Markets, said the strength in June spending showed a solid end to the second quarter that would provide momentum going into the third quarter.“Another decent quarter for consumers, together with renewed inventory building, should anchor a near doubling in real GDP growth” in the current quarter, Guatieri wrote in a research note. He forecast GDP of 2.3 per cent in the current quarter.With spending up in June at a faster pace than incomes grew, the saving rate slipped to 5.3 per cent of after-tax income, down from 5.5 per cent in May. The June figure was the smallest since an identical 5.3 per cent in March 2015.Inflation as measured by a gauge tied to spending increased 0.9 per cent in June, compared with a year ago, while core inflation was up 1.6 per cent. Both gains were below the Federal Reserve’s 2 per cent target for inflation.The Fed left a key interest rate unchanged at its meeting last week but upgraded its assessment of the economy, raising expectations the central bank might hike rates as soon as the next Fed meeting in September. But the weak GDP report on Friday has raised doubts about that timetable, with many analysts now thinking a rate hike will not occur until December. read more

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Welcoming progress in arms laydown in Colombia UN chief reiterates support to

Mr. Guterres also reiterated the readiness of the UN to continue to support the peace process in the South American country, as required, read a statement issued today. In a major milestone yesterday, the UN Mission in the country received a total of 2,300 weapons – just over 30 per cent of the arms of FARC-EP registered and identified by it – which are have been placed in its containers. This timeline was agreed between the Government and FARC-EP on 29 May.Also yesterday, Mission officials and those from the national Office of the High Commissioner for Peace travelled to the camps and started delivery of certificates and accreditations that will allow FARC-EP members formally start their reintegration into civilian life after the laying down of arms.“Both factors constitute a major event that attests to the willingness of the parties to respond to the hope created in Colombia and the international community by the signing of the Peace Agreement in November last year,” the UN mission noted in a news release issued today. The arms laydown process – a major component in the peace agreement – includes five distinct steps including: registration and identification of weapons, monitoring and verification of the holding of weapons, reception and storage of arms, neutralization of arms (to ensure that they will never again be used as firearms), and extraction of arms from camps. read more

LeBron James Is Indestructible

The only other past superstars who’ve played in a higher percentage of their teams’ total games are Karl Malone and John Stockton. (It’s fitting that a player nicknamed “The Mailman” appeared in 100 percent of potential games 10 different times in his career.) But even they had their injuries. In Malone’s case, he tweaked his right knee in his final season and missed nearly half of the regular season. (To be fair to Malone, he was eight years older than James and five seasons deeper into his career.) Meanwhile, Stockton injured his MCL in 1997, forcing him to sit out the first 18 games of that year.4Stockton was three years older than James at the time, but he was at the same point in his career — the 14th season.He’s been equally great when compared to the five other active players with the highest career win share. For all the many things LeBron James is praised for, from his ability to set up his teammates to his capacity to take over a game, his most underappreciated quality may be his most obvious: He’s always there.Since entering the league in 2003, James has never sat out for more than 15 percent of a season (regular and playoffs combined). Among players of his caliber, past and present, that’s unprecedented. Stephen Curry had ankle issues at the start of his career; both Tim Duncan and Kobe Bryant experienced late-season injuries that forced them to miss the playoffs in, respectively, 2000 and 20131Duncan, however, was incredibly healthy most of the time — he still ranks No. 3 among the retired greats we looked at.; and Michael Jordan broke his foot in his sophomore season. Then there’s James. He’s never missed a playoff game, and even though he has the sixth-most regular-season minutes of all time among players at the same point in their careers (within their first 14 years in the league), the most severe injuries he’s incurred are a sore back and knee and some untimely cramps.Quantifying a player’s durability is a bit tricky because the NBA doesn’t keep track of games missed due to injury, which leaves us no way to distinguish physical issues from other reasons for missing games, such as paternity leave or regular rest. The best we can do, then, is to look at the number of games a player appeared in as a portion of the number of games they could have appeared in. The higher the percentage of possible games played, the more durable the player is.2Keep in mind that is only a rough measure, and there’s no way to adjust it for changes in the way the game is played. James has missed more games for rest than players did in the past, which deflates his durability percentage somewhat relative to theirs. On the other hand, getting that rest may have made him more able to avoid injury than those past players, which would inflate his numbers.This year, James appeared in 74 out of a possible 82 games during the regular season and has played in all 12 of the Cavaliers’ playoff games — that’s a 91 percent appearance rate. By itself, that statistic is unremarkable. But when you put it in context — James has played in at least 85 percent of his teams’ games in every season of his career — you see something special.Here’s James compared to the five inactive players with the highest career win share since 1980.3We’re only counting win shares earned after the 1980 cutoff point, which is why Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the all-time leader in win shares, is not on the list even though he played part of his career in the ’80s. Truth is, James has been even healthier than those numbers would suggest, because potential games played is a conservative estimate of durability. Some of the games James missed weren’t because he was injured, but rather because a coach decided to rest him for meaningless games at the end of a regular season. (A philosophy that Malone is happy to remind people didn’t exist in his day.)All this is even more impressive considering the bruising style of basketball James is known for. Among active players, no one has gone to the free-throw line more than James. It’s almost unbelievable that a player who plays such physical ball has stayed so healthy since, as we’ve seen in this year’s playoffs with Blake Griffin, Tony Parker, Kawhi Leonard and Isaiah Thomas, it only takes one misstep to end someone’s season. read more

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How emotional ambivalence stops people overspending when shopping on mobiles and tablets

first_imgAcademics at the University of East Anglia believe consumers feel they are not seeing the full picture on handheld devices, and fear they could be missing out on special offers elsewhere or overlooking hidden costs. Concerns about privacy and security could also cause people to put items into their shopping… Although mobile apps for shopping online are growing in popularity, shopping cart abandonment is much higher than for those using desktops because of a phenomenon called ‘emotional ambivalence.’center_img Online shopping using a mobile phone or tablet may be safer for people hoping not to overspend this January, because impulse buys are less likely than on a desktop computer, a new study has shown.last_img

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New Look accused of fat tax by charging more for outfits after

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. “Plus size purchases are on the increase. If you look at the statistics, there’s more money being spent on plus size clothing now then there was even three years ago.”Why should we be penalised for being slightly bigger? A lot of retailers do this. Some retailers have claimed that plus size clothes need more fabric and that’s why it costs more. That’s basically rubbish.”I used to work for a plus size brand so I do understand a lot about how it works.”Ms Wassell, 43, had been browsing online when she spotted the green striped wide leg trousers were on sale for £19.99 in New Look’s standard, tall and petite ranges, yet for sizes 18 and above they were £22.99. A New Look spokesman said: “To ensure pricing differences like these don’t happen in future, we are in the process of reviewing the pricing structure of our plus size collection in a way which works best for our customers and our business.”We are proud of the ranges we offer to our plus size customers and value all customers, no matter what their body shape or size.” It’s discriminating against those customers who are largershopper Maria Wassell An apparently identical pair of trousers in New Look's standard range cost £19.99 An apparently identical pair of trousers in New Look’s standard range cost £19.99Credit:Mercury Press She said she feels the retailer is alienating itself from vast swathes of shoppers by having price disparities on apparently identical items of clothing.Ms Wassell said: “I shop in the Curves range myself. I purchased a green striped top at the weekend from their plus size range and when I looked online that same top was £3 cheaper for those size 16 and under.”It’s discriminating against those customers who are larger. Even the trousers in their tall range, which would also require more fabric, are the same price as the normal ones. I’m annoyed.” New Look has been accused of imposing a “fat tax” after a shopper discovered a pair of trousers from its plus-size Curves range on sale for 15 per cent more than an apparently identical pair from the main collection.Retail supervisor Maria Wassell is now boycotting the High Street chain after she noticed the pricing difference when she browsed the rails at the Ashford branch.Ms Wassell, who has worked in retail for 26 years, said she was “absolutely disgusted” when she discovered a pair of green striped trousers were £22.99 in the Curves range, compared to £19.99 in the store’s standard range.The mother of two walked out of the store and went online, where she found a size 18 striped t-shirt emblazoned with the slogan “tres jolie” which she paid £12.99 for the previous weekend was being sold for just £9.99 in the standard range – a 30 per cent difference.New Look said it is in the process of reviewing the pricing structure of its plus-size collection. Ms Wassell contacted New Look and claimed she was told “some products appear similar but may be slightly different”. Ms Wassell, from Ashford, Kent, said: “It’s like I’m being discriminated against for being plus size when I’m only slightly bigger than average. The average size for a British woman is now a size 16. read more

I should have paid Conte more Tavecchio

first_imgThe former FIGC President Carlo Tavecchio has admitted he made the biggest mistake of his tenure by not giving Antonio Conte the pay-rise he wanted and deserved.The current Chelsea boss guided the Azzurri to their quarter-finals of Euro 2016 before leaving to take over the Blues. Later, he was replaced by Giampiero Ventura, but the Nazionale could not qualify for this summer’s World Cup in Russia.“My biggest error was not giving Conte the €2.5m more that he wanted,” Tavecchio, who resigned following Italy’s play-off defeat to Sweden last November, told Gazzetta dello Sport via Football Italia.“I would have got it back in three friendlies. Antonio was earning €4m and was asking for €6.5m.“He would have stayed with the Azzurri and today we would be in Russia, for sure.Tammy Abraham, ChelseaChelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.“But is it right to give what we were investing in the youth sector to one man?”Italy took their time to appoint a successor to Ventura, but Tavecchio believes they have found the right man in Roberto Mancini.“Immediately after the defeat to Sweden, I contacted Sacchi in order to convince Ancelotti.“I was convinced that he would accept the role as our saviour, but he cost too much.“At that point, I would also have chosen Mancini.”last_img read more

Ronaldo signing Mourinho congratulates Juventus

first_imgJose Mourinho believes Ronaldo’s Juventus move is the complete transfer, according to Sports Mole.Manchester United Boss Jose Mourinho has congratulated Juventus on the signing Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid, calling it the “complete transfer”.The Italian champions shocked the football world when they agreed to sign the Portuguese superstar for a fee thought to be around £105million.Despite his obvious age, Jose believes Juventus pulled a coup signing the five-time Balon d’Or winner from Madrid, while also saying the transfer will make the Serie A a force to be reckoned with once again.“It has become three-dimensional. The whole world now looks at Italy with Ronaldo, Spain for Messi and England for the Premier League,” Jose told Teleradiostereo.Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.“Spain no longer have the two best players in the World, one of them has move to Italy while the Premier League still remains the most competitive in Europe.”“Things change quickly in football, the Serie A has become the most important once more with Ronaldo joining Juventus as well as Inter and Roma emerging from the shadows.”“Juventus are contributing quality and excitement to the Italian league and for that I congratulate them.”Ronaldo completed his move to Juventus on Monday and the all-time Real Madrid top scorer will be hoping to add the Scudetto to his impressive haul.last_img read more

Emery foresees a tough clash at the Etihad

first_imgArsenal boss Unai Emery reckons it will be a difficult proposition to impose themselves on Manchester City when they trade tackles on Sunday.Teams like Leicester City, Crystal Palace and Newcastle have all adopted a defensive style and counter-attacking tactics to defeat Man City this season.But Emery concedes. Arsenal may struggle to take a proactive approach into the game at the Etihad.Impressive finish, @DenisSuarez6 👌Over five minutes of training footage now available on our @YouTube channel 📺— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) February 1, 2019“Usually Manchester City, in every match they impose their style,” he told Sky Sports.“You want to impose your style, you want to play with your personality, but sometimes you need adaptation – more or less, it depends on the opposition.“It is tough to break their style and impose yours. When a lot of teams play with a profound block, it’s because they need to play like that and can also have chances to win.“Usually you can play ten matches against Manchester City – maybe Newcastle, maybe Crystal Palace, perhaps us as well – you can lose ten times playing the same, or possibly lose seven, draw two and win one.kanu, arsenal'Report: Kanu makes bold claim about Pepe George Patchias – September 13, 2019 Former Arsenal superstar Kanu claims the Premier League teams fear Nicolas Pepe.The Ivory Coast international Pepe, made an 80 million Euro move to Arsenal…“But this style can work for you as Newcastle and Crystal Palace won against them.”Arsenal was thumped 5-1 at Liverpool in December as they tried to impose their style of play, but the former PSG boss claims he’s unfazed by the loss and will maintain his form.“They are two different teams,” he said of City and Arsenal.“Different manner of playing, but with a huge organisation, huge managers and also big players.“For example, the progress from Liverpool is significant progress, and now they are the favourites because they have the lead.“Maybe Manchester City is a different example because they paid a lot and maybe we can’t do that now like that, but our way is we can also do one way similar to Liverpool, similar to Tottenham.“Doing more with young players, using well players who can improve with us. And we are doing that. We need time, but also we need to be very demanding of ourselves to do that.”👔 @UnaiEmery_ put the squad through their final training session this afternoon📸 Here’s a look at what happened ahead of our trip to Manchester for #MCIARS— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) February 2, 2019last_img read more

Driver hospitalized after car hits post in SW MiamiDade

first_imgSOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – Rescue crews rushed a driver to the hospital after he slammed into a post in Southwest Miami-Dade.Miami-Dade Fire Rescue responded to the scene of the crash along Southwest 272nd Street and Krome Avenue at around 5:30 a.m., Sunday.A trauma surgeon was called to the scene to help the Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Technical Rescue Team remove the victim from the severely damaged vehicle.Paramedics airlifted him Jackson South Medical Center with serious injuries.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

State To Collect Pipeline Back Taxes Following Settlement

first_imgStory as aired:Audio PlayerDorene-on-pipeline-rate-settlement-ap.mp3VmDorene-on-pipeline-rate-settlement-ap.mp300:00RPd The settlement still requires approval by the Regulatory Commission of Alaska and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The state expects to collect about $165 million its owed in back taxes from companies that paid to ship oil down the Trans-Alaska Pipeline, but the payments are not expected to be in cash. A settlement was reached earlier this month on the pipeline shipping rates that created a new rate calculation following years of disputes over high rates. The settlement also allows the state to collect.center_img The oil companies are expected to pay their tax bills by buying tax credits the state owes to other companies. The state owes nearly $1 billion to small oil and gas companies under the cash-for-credits program the Legislature ended last year.last_img read more

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PUBG Mobile 0115 patch notes revealed Beta iOS Android version now available

first_img PUBG Mobile Season 4 release date confirmed: What’s new? Tencent Games has announced to release new PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) Mobile update soon and before the roll-out of the public, it has revealed some of the changes in the new patch and also offering beta app users to test the preview version and get the feedback.PUBG Mobile is getting a lot of value-added features, weapons, quality-of-life and other good stuff in the upcoming update. Major improvements include the addition of new G36C rifle, Tukshai vehicle, some Zombie skills has been tuned and more.Here’re official PUBG Mobile 0.11.5 patch notes: PUBG Mobile new update is comingTwitter/PUBG MobileClassicDynamic weather added to Erangel and MiramarAdded a new weapon: G36C rifle (Vikendi only). Fires 5.56 mm rounds and can be equipped with stocks. Replaces SCAR-L in VikendiAdded a new Sanhok-exclusive vehicle: Tukshai, a three-wheeled bus. This will replace the Jeep, Dacia and Mini BusSurvive Till Dawn:Zombies will now enter a weakened state from time to time during the match. Please see in-game announcements for more informationFixed some areas on the map where zombies could not enterDamage outside of safe zone at night has been increasedSome resource drops have been tunedSome zombie skills have been tunedVehicle fuel levels have been tunedGeneral:Quick chat message “I got supplies” is now pre-selectedOutfit preview will send a warning when a piece being previewed is hidden by a currently equipped pieceWhen previewing outfits from a new crate, the preview from the previous crate will now be removedAdded tapping feedback to buttons of the main menuInterested PUBG Mobile users can download the 0.11.5 beta on their Android and iOS phones from here.In a related development, PUBG Mobile is facing a lot of flak in India, as it is being accused of inciting violent behaviour and also parents are worried of 10th and 12th-grade students neglecting studies to play the battle royale games late into the night.Already, four cities in Gujarat, a western state of India has banned the PUBG Mobile gaming till March 30 and some regions till April 30, as the year-end academic exams take place during this period. Rajkot City Police of Gujarat has enforced total ban of PUBG Mobile in the city for two months.Rajkot City Police/Twitter (screen-shot)Violators will be prosecuted under section 188 of IPC (Indian Penal Code), which is disobedience to an order lawfully promulgated by a public servant. Closelast_img read more

Bangladeshi student shot dead in US

first_imgnonameA Bangladeshi student was shot dead by unidentified people in Wichita city of Kansas, United States, on Saturday night.Deceased M Hasan Rahman Badhan was also a pizza deliverer.In a press briefing on Monday morning, Wichita city police said a body of 26-year-old Bangladeshi student was found inside his car in front an apartment building in Central Rock Road there.Police confirmed that Badhan was a Pizza deliverer in the area.  Police assumed that the miscreants abandoned Badhan’s body in the area after they shot him to death.Police sought help from the community members in this regard.Badhan, however, went to the US seven years ago for pursuing higher education.He completed his associate degree in mechanical engineering from Butler Community College.He was scheduled to be admitted into Kansas University in next session.Badhan’s childhood friend Naim said Badhan was doing the pizza delivery job for last two months.Naim also said he used to return home around 12:30am every day.“When he did not return home till Saturday dead night, I was worried and searched him in medical emergency centre of the different hospitals.”Later police recovered his body, he added.last_img read more

Lailatul Qadr observed

first_imgMuslims across the country are observing holy Lailatul Qadr on Tuesday night with due religious fervour and solemnity, according to UNB.The holy Quran was revealed to prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH) on this night to show mankind the path of worldly and eternal emancipation.According to the holy Quran, the night is superior to one thousand nights.Devotees will spend the night offering special prayers, reciting from the holy Quran and holding milad mahfil and zikr.In their prayers, they will seek divine blessings for themselves, country and Muslim Ummah.They are also visiting graveyards to seek divine blessings for the departed souls of their near and dear ones.Bangladesh Television, Bangladesh Betar and private TV channels and radio stations are airing special programmes while newspapers published special supplements highlighting the significance of the night.last_img read more

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SkinTrack turns your arm into a touchpad for your smartwatch

first_imgThink that the two-inch touchscreen on a smartwatch is a bit too cramped to allow for good interaction? Just bolt on an interactive surface that covers your entire arm. Problem solved!A team from Carnegie Mellon University’s Future Interfaces Group has developed a system called SkinTrack. It works by tracking skin-to-skin signals using a two-piece setup. There’s a band with integrated electrodes that goes on your watch-wearing wrist and a special ring for your other hand that emits the signal those electrodes track.Just like the glove-friendly touchscreens some smartphones pack, SkinTrack will work even when there’s a little fabric separating your finger from your forearm. A sport coat might get in the way, but something like a dress shirt won’t interfere with its tracking abilities.The SkinTrack hardware is a little rough-looking right now, but good looks aren’t a major concern. The CMU team is focused on proving that their system really does work — and could improve the smartwatch user experience. Their video demo is impressive enough — even the MSPaint-ish smiley face at around the 40 second mark, because, hey, it’s being drawn on the back of a hand.Flicking through apps, scrolling through a music library, and banging away on a virtual numeric keypad all look just as easy with SkinTrack as they do on a touchscreen.They do that with a surprising level of accuracy, too. According to their blog post, the 7.6mm margin of error puts SkinTrack right in line with other on-skin systems and is within striking distance of the touchscreens that it’s meant to complement.last_img read more

Warning Poor visibility due to bad weather in Ladysmith and surrounding areas

first_imgOvercast and misty conditions have been reported in Van Reenen and on the N3.Motorists are warned to be cautious while out on the roads in these inclement weather conditions.Also read: Ladysmith motorists urged to be cautious during bad weather conditionsAccording to the South African Weather Service, rain is predicted for the rest of the day and will continue through the night. WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite Click to receive news links via WhatsApp. Or  for the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there!last_img