5 Amazing Indian Male Chefs Who’ve Taken Our Love For Food To New Heights

first_imgIndian food industry is scaling heights on the world’s culinary map and we have plenty of chefs to credit for the feat. Young, handsome and talented, these chefs have become stars in their own right, boasting of a following that can give some of our hottest Bollywood stars a run for their money. In addition to their kitchens, these brilliant chefs have dominated web and TV shows too! Here’s presenting to you 5 amazing Indian male chefs who are breaking stereotypes, one great dish at a time.Read it at NDTV Related Itemslast_img read more

Jamuna Boro, Lovlina Borgohain Enter Quarters of World Women’s Boxing Championship

first_img Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. Ulan-Ude: Last edition’s bronze-winner Lovlina Borgohain (69kg) and debutant Jamuna Boro (54kg) on Wednesday marched into the quarterfinals of the World Women’s Boxing Championships with comprehensive victories in the pre-quarters here.Boro outpunched fifth-seeded Algerian Ouidad Sfouh, an African Games gold-medallist, in a unanimous verdict, while the third-seeded Borgohain got the better of a sprightly opponent in Morocco’s Oumayma Bel Ahbib, also a 5-0 win. Boro will next take on Germany’s Ursula Gottlob, who upstaged European Championships bronze-medallist and fourth seed Yuliya Apanasovich of Belarus in her pre-quarterfinal bout in a split 3-2 verdict. The referee mistakenly raised Apanasovich’s hand at the end of the fight but later corrected himself.Next up for Borgohain is sixth-seeded Karolina Koszewska, who defeated Uzbekistan’s Shakhnoza Yunusova. Poland’s Koszewska had claimed a gold medal at this year’s European Games. boxingIndiaIndian BoxingJamuna Boro First Published: October 9, 2019, 3:12 PM IST During an engaging battle in the second and third round, it was Boro who made a better impression with her cleanly-struck straight punches.The third round belonged entirely to Boro with Sfouh coming short for most part.The Assamese, whose mother worked as a vegetable seller to financially support her sporting aspirations, is a gold-winner from this year’s India Open. She was a bronze-medallist at the 2015 Youth World Championships.”I was a bit confused to start with but then I figured how to push her and managed to pull off a victory,” Boro said.The last bout of the first session featured Borgohain and she also took time to find her rhythm against Ahbib.What was striking about Borgohain’s gameplan was her resolve to keep distance from Ahbib, who tried her best to draw the Indian in with aggressive posturing.The Moroccan did succeed in flinging her arms for a few impactful jabs but Borgohain had last laugh with counter-attacks, which were more effective in garnering scoring punches.In all, five Indians have made the quarterfinals of the mega-event.Six-time champion and third seed M C Mary Kom (51kg), Manju Rani (48kg) and Kavita Chahal (+81kg) are the other Indians to have made the last-eight stage.Chahal is yet to take the ring and has got direct entry into the quarters thanks to the small size of the draw in her weight category. Boro opened the proceedings for India and the 22-year-old Assam Rifles’ employee was slow off the blocks. However, she became the dominating aggressor as the bout progressed.last_img read more

Goenka rejects rumours about buying stakes in Rajasthan Royals

first_imgKolkata, May 9 (PTI) Rising Pune Supergiant owner Sanjiv Goenka today rubbished speculations that he has already bought stakes in Rajasthan Royals after the IPL orgainsers made it clear that his side and Gujarat Lions will not get extensions for the 2018 season. The Kolkata-based industrialist, however, did not rule out such a possibility. “What kind of a statement is that. The answer is no,” was Goenkas reply when asked about the speculation. Asked if its a possibility next season, Goenka, who co- owns Atletico de Kolkata in the Indian Super League, said: “Maybe.” “You are trying to create a controversy here,” he said, IPL chairman Rajeev Shukla has said that Pune and Gujarat will have to go through a proper fresh bidding process to play in next years IPL Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals, who were banned in 2015 after serving a two-year suspension period for 2013 spot-fixing ? will feature in 2018 edition of the IPL. Indian tennis great Mahesh Bhupathi, who was seated next, came in Goenkas defence. “He owns another team. Why are you putting him in a position like this in front of the media? You are just trying to create any controversy,” Bhupathi said during a book launch of A History of Indian Sport Through 100 Artefacts by Boria Majumdar. Goenka, however, said its time for corporates to get involved in sports in a larger way. “Time has come for corporates to get involved in a larger way in sport. Its quite apart from the mileage, its a responsibility to help younger people, build academies, this is very important.” Talking from his experience of owning the Pune franchise that has stars like MS Dhoni, Steve Smith, Faf du Plessis and Ben Stokes he said: “Honestly, its about dealing with great minds, personalities, understanding leadership strategies. Interacting with Dhoni, Smith, Faf, its been an eye-opener.” PTI TAP SSC SSCadvertisementlast_img read more

MOCA claim JK Tyre Orange 4×4 Fury

first_imgDambuk (Arunachal Pradesh), Dec 18 (PTI) The Manabhum Off-Roaders Club of Arunachal (MOCA) displayed strategic acumen and nerves of steel to claim the JK Tyre Orange 4X4 Fury title here on Tuesday. The MOCA team, led by drivers Aditya Mei and Chow Ujjal Namshum and guided by co-drivers Chow Sujeewan Choutang and Chow Ingieng Mein, went all out in the Camp the River Stage to collect 100 points. Their main challengers, the Gerrari Off-Roaders, finished third for 90 points but suffered a big blow when they were penalised 30 penalty points for breaking a bunting. The team Chandigarh, powered by Gurmeet Singh (with Gurpratap Sandhu as navigator) and Kabir Waraich (with Yuvraj Singh Tiwana), gave it their best shot but that one mistake proved to be their undoing. They won the final Dambuk River stage to collect 100 points but the battle had already been lost. They, however, had the consolation of winning the first runners-up trophy and Rs 1.5 lakh. The deserving champions picked up the glittering winners’ trophy as well as Rs 2.5 lakh for their efforts. The second runners-up team from Bangalore, BODA, were richer by Rs 1 lakh. “We stuck to our overall strategy of avoiding penalty points at any cost, MOCA’s Aditya Mei said, shortly after winning the title. “We worked well as a team which was perhaps easy because we are all from the same family,” he added. The eldest cousin of the foursome, Chow Ujjal Namshum, conceded that they were tense on the eve of the final run but quite confident of doing something special.advertisement “Once we picked up a handy lead after the day’s first stage, we knew we had to do,” he said. Incidentally, the winners who are planters by profession and took up the sport as a hobby, are all cousins. They began competing in 2012 just for fun before it became their calling in 2015. They now aim to participate in the Rain Forest Challenge. PTI ATKATKlast_img read more

The hidden gems in 2017-18 Champions League

first_imgUEFA Champions League Ceballos, Kimpembe and the hidden gems in the 2017-18 Champions League Last updated 2 years ago 03:54 12/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Dani Ceballos Real Madrid Getty Images UEFA Champions League Anderlecht Real Madrid Borussia Dortmund Bayern München Manchester United APOEL Barcelona Juventus Basel Liverpool Sevilla Tottenham Hotspur Feyenoord Manchester City With Tuesday September 12 marking the opening round of fixtures for the new Champions League campaign, Goal takes a look at a selection of hidden gems DANI CEBALLOS – REAL MADRIDDani Ceballos Spain U21The Real Madrid midfielder’s €15 million price tag led to some branding the 21-year-old as the signing of the summer in La Liga, but with Luka Modric, Toni Kroos and Casemiro ahead of Dani in the pecking order, first-team minutes were never promised to the midfielder upon his arrival from Betis. Mateo Kovacic, Isco and Marcos Llorente, too, are preferred by Zidane, leaving cup competition Dani’s only real hope of forcing his way into the reckoning.   Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Dani’s involvement will almost certainly come down to his temperament, though his has everything in his artillery to shine on the highest of European stages – his outstanding performances for Spain during this summer’s Euro Under-21 finals in Poland go some way to confirming that.  Should Zidane present the young midfielder with an opportunity in this season’s Champions League, expect to see driving runs from central positions, impossible agility and vision seldom found in a player of his age.Ceballos 15/8 to score v APOELEMIL FORSBERG – RB LEIPZIGEmil Forsberg RB LeipzigOne of the most creative outlets in Europe’s top divisions, Forsberg’s assist in RB Leipzig’s recent 4-1 victory over Freiburg was his 20th in just 28 Bundesliga starts. The 25-year-old winger was touted with a transfer to a string of Europe’s finest over the summer before stating his desire to honour the contract extension he signed with the perennial overachievers in February.Wednesday’s hosting of Monaco promises to be one of the most exhilarating meetings in the entire competition, such is the approach of both sides, and Forsberg’s importance to his side’s success cannot be understated. CHARLY MUSONDA – CHELSEAFIFA 17's most promising youngsters | Charly MusondaMusonda’s time to prove his worth at Chelsea is now. Having signed for the club in 2012, the diminutive midfielder is only now being offered a genuine step into the Blues first team, with Antonio Conte dealing with a thin squad by leaning on hungry development squad players. With Chelsea competing in a group containing Azerbaijani outfit Qarabag, Musonda may be thrusted into an advanced midfield role as Conte rests a number of his squad.JOAQUIN CORREA – SEVILLAJoaquin Correa Sevilla Champions LeagueWhile the 23-year-old has gone some way to establishing himself in Europe with seasons at both Sampdoria in Serie A and Sevilla in La Liga, registering 25 league appearances in each of his two full seasons, the Argentina international is now expected to shine in the Champions League. With just 11 minutes to his name thus far this season, Correa’s explosiveness on the left flank could pose Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool a major problem should he be included in Eduardo Berizzo’s starting XI on Wednesday.GABRIEL BARBOSA – BENFICAGabriel Barbosa InterThe Brazil sensation has been handed a second chance in Europe following his failed move to Inter, joining Benfica on loan for the 2017-18 campaign. The 21-year-old’s highlight reel from his Santos days will do little to convince those at San Siro the move will eventually work out. Still, much is expected from his time in Portugal and his performances in the Champions League in a group containing Manchester United, CSKA Moscow and Basel.PRESNEL KIMPEMBE – PSGPresnel Kimpembe PSG NancyNow established in the Paris Saint-Germain first team, on the back of a number of bit-part campaigns, the 22-year-old France U21 defender is in the most decisive season in his short career so far. Technically sound with an eye for a pass, Kimpembe’s exquisite display during PSG’s 4-0 victory over Barcelona in the competition last season earned him the headlines, with Bayern Munich, Celtic and Anderlecht to face this time round in the group stage.RODRIGO BENTANCUR – JUVENTUSRodrigo Bentancur Uruguay U20Former Boca star Bentancur is raring to take his chance in the Juventus midfield, having just 16 Serie A minutes under his belt to date. While comfortable in a number of midfield positions, the 20-year-old may step in to replace the injured Claudio Marchisio against Barcelona, partnering Miralem Pjanic in one of the two central spots, with Sami Khedira also sidelined. Much is expected from the Uruguay U20 star, and it’s up to him to capitalise on his opportunity when it arises. TOM ROGIC – CELTICTom Rogic CelticThe athletic midfielder’s exceptional positional sense will be key to Celtic’s success in the competition this season, with Bayern Munich, PSG and Anderlecht the Scottish champions’ opposition this season. Rogic, 24, has proved his worth to Brendan Rodgers in an advanced role, mopping up attacking phases in and around opposition penalty areas. With a taste for the spectacular, the Socceroos star will need to be monitored closely in any attempt to stifle Celtic this season.last_img read more

Samsung Galaxy S10, S10+ live images leak in full glory revealing punch-hole display, triple cameras

first_imgSamsung Galaxy S10, S10+ live images leak in full glory revealing punch-hole display, triple camerasA new report now gives us our clearest look at the Galaxy S10 and S10+ from all angles, revealing their display, triple cameras and the headphone jack.advertisement Sanket Vijayasarathy New DelhiJanuary 24, 2019UPDATED: January 25, 2019 10:08 IST Picture Courtesy: AllAboutSamsungHIGHLIGHTSNew live images of the Galaxy S10 and S10+ give us a clear look at the designThe Galaxy S10+ will come with a wide pill-shaped hole to house dual selfie camerasThe Galaxy S10 and S10+ will come with triple cameras on the backWith the Galaxy S10 series set to launch on February 20, every leaks and rumour on the internet will likely be close to the real deal. The Galaxy S10, S10 Lite and S10+ are expected to come with new Infinity-O punch-hole displays and we have seen renders and live images of the phones in the past to prove that. A new report now gives us our clearest and best look yet at the Galaxy S10 and S10+ with live images revealing the pair from all angles.AllAboutSamsung just leaked out a bunch of photos showing the Galaxy S10 and S10+ prototypes from the front, back and sides. The images are clear and give us a good look at the edge-to-edge displays and rear camera setups. The Galaxy S10 is naturally smaller in size compared to the S10+ as the former gets a 6.1-inch display and the latter sports a 6.4-inch screen. Both the phones will offer curved AMOLED displays, while the 5.8-inch Galaxy S10 Lite is tipped to come with a flat AMOLED display. Both the phones will offer a hole in the display to house the selfie camera. The difference is that the hole on the Galaxy S10 is smaller and rounded to house a single selfie camera, while the Galaxy S10+ gets a wider, pill-shaped cutout to hold dual selfie cameras. A separate image this week showed the size of the cutout on the Galaxy S10 by comparing it to the Galaxy A8s, revealing that the hole is actually smaller and less distracting. We can’t say the same for the Galaxy S10+, however, and it will be interesting to see how consumers react to the wider cutout.advertisementThe back of the Galaxy S10 and S10+ will be made up of glass and the images show the phones in white and black colours. Notably, the images also confirm that both the Galaxy S10 and S10+ will come with triple cameras on the back, much like the Galaxy A7 (2018) last year. Of course, Samsung will be going with better sensors for its flagships, although we have no information on that just yet.The images also confirm no physical fingerprint sensor, which means the Galaxy S10 phones will come with an in-display fingerprint sensor as previously rumoured. The bottom of the metal frame sees a Type-C port, a speaker grille and a 3.5mm headphone jack. The Galaxy S10 dup are also expected to come with reverse wireless charging like the Mate 20 Pro. All three Galaxy S10 phones are expected to come with the latest Exynos 9820 or Snapdragon 855 chip.ALSO READ | New Samsung Galaxy S10 images reveal display with punch-hole smaller than Galaxy A8sALSO READ | Samsung Galaxy S10+ with 12GB RAM could cost Rs 1,30,000, prices and colours leakedGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySanket Vijayasarathy Tags :Follow SamsungFollow Galaxy S10Follow Galaxy S10 LiteFollow Galaxy S10 Pluslast_img read more

Province Celebrates Small Business Week Helping them to Grow Compete

first_imgFor 30 years, Small Business Week has been creating opportunities for entrepreneurs across the country to share success stories, talk to leading business experts and exchange innovative ideas. Your Dream, Your Business, Your Passion is the national theme for events led by the Business Development Bank of Canada and locally by Community Business Development Corporations that begin today, Oct. 19. In Nova Scotia, the intent of the week will be expanded well into November, making it more like small business month. The week kicks off with Broadband for Rural Nova Scotia’s eMarketing workshops, with the first of four in Baddeck today. The hands-on seminars will show businesses how to use Internet marketing methods to succeed online. Marketing experts will teach, step-by-step, how small and medium-sized businesses are using the Internet to increase markets. “We are proud of our small business owners and entrepreneurs who are innovators and risk-takers who make ideas become reality,” said Percy Paris, Minister of Economic and Rural Development. “I am confident that with high-speed access to the Internet, they will be better able to compete in the global marketplace.” There are more than 30,000 businesses in Nova Scotia, with more than 90 per cent of them small businesses. “It is vital to support these businesses and important employers for Nova Scotia and nurture a business climate that encourages investment and rewards success,” said Mr. Paris. Visit for a list of small business events and for information on the e-marketing workshops. The Department of Economic and Rural Development, through its Community and Rural Development Division, committed $30,000 to assist the events, which support the growth and development of businesses across the province. The province also supports small business through the Equity Tax Credit, Manufacturing and Precessing Investment Credit, and Home Construction Rebate.last_img read more

The Royal Manitoba Theatre Centres Steven Schipper is making his exit after

first_img Login/Register With: Facebook It’s the end of an era for Winnipeg: Steven Schipper, artistic director of the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre (MTC) since 1989, is announcing his retirement on Saturday.Schipper plans to make it an even 30 years in charge of Canada’s first regional theatre, overseeing next season and the programming of the one after that, before he steps down in May, 2019.“When I started, we had only two computers in the whole theatre, while today, Winnipeggers can binge watch an entire series on Netflix,” the 62-year-old told The Globe and Mail in advance of the announcement. “For most of the time I’ve been here, I didn’t want to be the guy who stayed too long and I guess I failed at that.” Advertisement Twitter Steven Schipper has been the artistic director of the MTC since 1989. (MANUEL SOUSA)center_img Advertisement Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment The news of Schipper’s departure is an opportunity for Winnipeggers to recall some of the highlights of his tenure.last_img read more

Morocco condemns recent “terrorist attacks” in Egypt

first_imgRabat – Morocco condemned the recent terror blasts in Egypt as “horrendous terrorist acts” that are contrary to religious and human values and to the principles of peaceful co-existence.Morocco “is deeply concerned by the series of terrorist attacks” that occurred these last two days in Egypt against security and cultural administrations and some districts of Cairo, killing several people and injuring others, says a release of the Moroccan ministry of foreign affairs and cooperation.Morocco, which offers its heartfelt condolences and expresses sympathy and solidarity with those wounded, reiterates its support to Egypt to face the plague of terrorism and all types of threats against its stability and security, the release says. “Morocco condemns these horrendous terrorist acts that are “contrary to religious and human values and to the principles of peaceful co-existence” and attempt to jeopardize the ongoing democratic transition in Egypt.last_img read more

Venezuelan opposition targeted by internet censors

CARACAS, Venezuela — Opposition leader Juan Guaido’s calls for Venezuelans to abandon Nicolas Maduro’s government are booming across the world outside, but the self-declared interim president is having a harder time delivering his message at home.Watchdog groups in Venezuela and abroad say Guaido’s efforts to reach citizens via the internet have been hindered by the dominant provider — state-run CANTV — in a country where critical newspapers and broadcast media already have been muzzled.Since Jan. 23, when Guaido proclaimed himself interim president and when protests against Maduro’s rule broke out, CANTV has blocked access to social media sites at least four times, according to the monitoring groups.Those disruptions have coincided with politically significant events, including a rally attended by thousands of people last week and a Sunday night speech that Guaido livestreamed on Periscope to call for a new round of protests and urge members of the military to defect.CANTV accounts for about 70 per cent of Venezuela’s fixed internet connections and 50 per cent of mobile, and Netblocks, a non-government group based in Europe that monitors internet censorship, found that the government provider blocked Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube during 12 of the 13 minutes that Guaido’s speech lasted, so the stream could only be seen without interruptions by people using privately run internet providers.The organization runs tests from its headquarters with software that captures evidence of connection failures. It also has designed a scanner app that volunteers in affected countries can use to run tests from their own phones or computers.“We built tools that could diagnose the problems and differentiate between overload disruptions and actual blocking,” said Netblocks director Alp Toker.VESinFiltro, a Venezuelan internet monitoring group that uses technology developed by the Open Observatory for Network Interference, published similar findings on the Sunday night speech.Rights groups say the targeted disruptions show that methods to silence critics are becoming increasingly sophisticated in Venezuela, where internet providers have been hindering access to news sites and illegal currency exchange sites since 2014.VESinFiltro director Andres Azpurua said that while internet providers previously restricted access to websites through a technique known as DNS blocking, methods have evolved to allow just-in-time disruptions during different stages of a computer’s connection to websites, making it harder for site administrators to evade.He also said other civil liberties advocates have been urging Venezuelans to try to avoid blockages by using virtual private network software that encrypt data and often hide the origin of a connection, and he said use of VPNs has increased over time.A study by Venezuela’s Press and Society Institute found that 53 websites were partially blocked by internet providers in Venezuela last year, including an investigative news site and the website for one of the country’s last remaining opposition newspapers. Analysts say that this year, Guaido’s Wikipedia page, and social media sites have suffered blocks.“The previous modus operandi was to place long-term blocks on certain web addresses,” Azpurua says. “But the most recent forms of blocking are more tactical. You can tell that someone is investing in the technology to do this.” While some analysts have speculated the know-how could come from Russia, Toker points out that technology developed by Western countries to block sites run by terrorist groups can also be reconfigured to block other sites.Social media include some of the few platforms where Guaido can still be seen by Venezuelans. Local television and radio stations, fearful of government sanctions, have generally refrained from airing opposition rallies for years and avoid interviews with Guaido. A nationally broadcast radio program hosted by journalist Cesar Miguel Rondon was cancelled after it covered last week’s turmoil and discussed Guaido’s claim to Venezuela’s presidency.The opposition leader argues that Maduro’s re-election in May was fraudulent and with no legitimate president, the constitution gives him power to be interim leader because he is head of the congress. The Trump administration and a dozen other countries have recognized Guaido as the country’s rightful leader.The Venezuelan government has previously ordered some internet news content to be blocked, claiming it is defamatory. It has also banned some news networks from cable systems, arguing they violated communication laws.Venezuela’s telecoms regulator and the Ministry of Communication did not respond to requests for comment on the most recent blocks on social media sites.Technical interference isn’t the only problem for internet users in Venezuela, where social media are rife with campaigns of false information benefiting both the government and the opposition.Twitter last week removed 1,900 accounts located in Venezuela as part of a broader purge of international accounts tied to misinformation campaigns.Twitter’s head of site integrity, Joel Roth, wrote that many of the deleted Venezuelan accounts appeared to be engaged in a “state-backed influence campaign targeting domestic audiences.”Mariengracia Chirino, a researcher at the Venezuelan Press and Society Institute, said that access to information is also hampered by Venezuela’s low bandwidth, as telecommunications infrastructure crumbles in the economically struggling nation.The average connection speed in Venezuela is 1.8 mpbs, which is less than half the average speed in Latin American countries. Chirino said that her organization conducted tests during the Jan. 23 protests that found connection speeds dropping to an average rate of 0.9 mbps, making it difficult to share videos.“During the protests, we also registered temporary blocks on Google sites like Gmail and YouTube,” Chirino said.Manuel Rueda, The Associated Press read more

Mahinda hopes ties with China remains strong

“In recent years, bilateral ties between Sri Lanka and China have grown even stronger. During my visit to China in 2013, our two countries agreed to elevate our relationship to one of strategic cooperation, which I’m sure will bring benefits to both our peoples. The visit by President Xi last year was historical since he was the first Chinese President to visit Sri Lanka in 28 years,” he said.. Rajapaksa said that as China celebrates its founding day it is his sincere wish that the links between both countries and peoples remain strong in the years to come. (Colombo Gazette) Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa says he hopes the links between China and Sri Lanka remain strong in the years to come.In a statement released today to mark China’s founding day, Rajapaksa recalled that Sri Lanka and China have shared strong and extremely friendly relations for many centuries. He said that China’s contributions to Sri Lanka’s development have been evident throughout time adding that not only recent projects but older ones such as the Supreme Court Complex and the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) have contributed immensely. read more

TSX slides amid deepening European economic slump slowing US job growth

by Malcolm Morrison, The Canadian Press Posted May 2, 2012 4:45 pm MDT TSX slides amid deepening European economic slump, slowing U.S. job growth AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TORONTO – The Toronto stock market closed well in the red Wednesday as a pair of reports cast doubt on the health of the economic recovery and pushed prices for oil and metals lower.Manufacturing data illustrated how the eurozone economic crisis is worsening while another report highlighted slowing job creation in the U.S.The resource-intensive S&P/TSX composite index fell 102.66 points to 12,230.12 as traders also took in some earnings disappointments while the TSX Venture Exchange slipped 0.24 of a point to 1,431.44.Barrick Gold Corp. (TSX:ABX) shares fell $1.09 to $38.80 as the world’s biggest gold miner reported quarterly net earnings of $1.03 billion, or $1.03 per share, up from US$1 billion or $1 per share a year earlier.But Barrick’s adjusted profit was US$1.11 a share, which missed analyst estimates by two cents. Barrick is also raising its dividend 33 per cent to 20 cents a share.Loblaw Companies Ltd. (TSX:L) shares dropped 22 cents to $33.09 as its first-quarter profit was down 22 per cent from the same time last year at $126 million or 45 cents per share, before adjustments. Revenue was up about one per cent, rising just above $6.9 billion for the quarter.The Canadian dollar was down 0.07 of a cent to 101.37 cents US.U.S. markets were mainly lower after payroll firm ADP reported that the American economy cranked out only 119,000 private sector jobs in April, well below the consensus estimate of 170,000. The report was released two days before the U.S. government non-farm payrolls report for April comes out. Economists are looking for the U.S. economy to have created about 160,000 jobs last month.The New York indexes closed well off the worst levels of the session with the Dow Jones industrial average declining 10.75 points to 13,268.57.The Nasdaq composite index was up 9.41 points to 3,059.85 and the S&P 500 index slipped 3.51 points to 1,402.31.Prices for oil and metals backtracked amid reports showing that manufacturing activity across the eurozone shrank at a faster pace than previously estimated in April.The final April Markit purchasing managers index fell to 45.9 from a reading of 47.7 in March and was below an earlier estimate of 46. A reading of less than 50 indicates a contraction in activity.The data showed accelerating downturns for Italy, Spain and Greece.But even eurozone powerhouse Germany saw shrinking activity as its manufacturing PMI fell to a 33-month low at 46.2.The tech sector was the biggest percentage decliner as shares in Research In Motion Ltd. (TSX:RIM) fell 68 cents or 5.11 per cent to $12.63. The drop comes on top of a decline of almost six per cent Tuesday after RIM unveiled its new BlackBerry 10 operating system.The base metals sector fell 2.2 per cent as prices for copper, viewed as an economic bellwether since the metal is used in so many industries, also gave up ground. The May contract down six cents to US$3.79 a pound. Ivanhoe Mines (TSX:IVN) shed 39 cents to $10.96.The energy sector lost 1.8 per cent as demand concerns sent the June crude contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange down 94 cents to US$105.22 a barrel. Cenovus Energy (TSX:CVE) fell $1.56 to $34.61.The gold sector stepped back about 1.7 per cent with bullion prices also lower as the June contract fell $8.40 to US$1,654 an ounce. Goldcorp Inc. (TSX:G) faded 55 cents to $37.54.Financials also contributed to the negative session with CIBC (TSX:CM) down 87 cents to $73.81.The weak market performance came after North American indexes racked up gains Tuesday thanks to a surprisingly big rebound in a closely watched U.S. manufacturing survey. The Institute for Supply Management reported that U.S. manufacturing expanded last month at its strongest pace since June.“While you had a run-up yesterday after the surprisingly good U.S. ISM, the biggest problem right now is the data is not conclusive right now as to the U.S. economy, although we’re seeing signs of improvement,” said Chris Kuflik, wealth adviser at ScotiaMcLeod in Montreal.Also depressing commodity prices Wednesday was a survey of purchasing managers by HSBC that shows China’s manufacturing contracted in April for the sixth straight month. HSBC said Wednesday that its purchasing managers index for April was 49.3, up from 48.3 in March. The index has remained below 50, the level indicating expansion, since October.The HSBC survey tends to reflect private and export-sector activity more strongly than an official index released Tuesday that showed manufacturing gaining last month.“The official Chinese PMI, which is mainly the large firms, seem to be doing better,” added Kuflik.“And so, effectively, with those two PMI reports, you have the one saying business conditions are not great, in the small- and medium-size firms, and in the bigger-sized firms things are going OK.”Elsewhere in earnings news, electricity and natural gas distributor Fortis Inc. (TSX:FTS) reported quarterly net earnings of $121 million or 64 cents per common share. That compared with $116 million, or 66 cents per share in the first quarter of 2011 and its shares inched up cents to $ .And paper producer Domtar Corp. (TSX:UFS) announced a 29 per cent increase in its quarterly quarterly dividend to 45 cents. Its shares rose 73 cents to $86.91.On Tuesday after the close, Yamana Gold Inc. (TSX:YRI) reported earnings of US$170 million or 23 cents per share for its latest quarter, up from $148.2 million or 20 cents per share a year ago. Revenue totalled $559.7 million, up from $476.1 million. Yamana shares gave back 38 cents to $14.15. read more

New Brunswick government wont lift fracking moratorium until conditions met

FREDERICTON – New Brunswick’s energy and mines minister says the province won’t lift a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing until all the government’s conditions are met.Donald Arseneault says the government is reviewing the report of a shale gas review committee that took almost a year to study the issue.“At the same time, our principles don’t change. We set out five conditions out there and said we’re not going to move on hydraulic fracturing unless those five conditions are met,” Arseneault said Tuesday.A collection of business groups is calling on the government to lift the moratorium, which was imposed in December 2014.The business groups held a news conference in Fredericton Tuesday to make their case.“When you look at the unemployment levels being as high as they are — almost 10 per cent unemployment in New Brunswick — certainly there are a lot of families in New Brunswick who could use the jobs at a time when our economy is really in a significant slump,” said Joel Richardson, vice-president of the New Brunswick division of Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters.He said the only way to attract investment and create jobs in the natural gas industry in New Brunswick is to lift the moratorium.But Arseneault said there are conditions that have to be met first.“Even if you lift the moratorium today, (the industry) still can’t proceed because they need to…address waste water. Today there is no plan to do this,” Arseneault said.The government set out five conditions when it imposed the moratorium, including a plan for regulations, waste-water disposal, a process to consult First Nations, a royalty structure and a so-called social licence.Arseneault said those conditions must be addressed before the moratorium can be lifted.Richardson said natural gas development has been without incident in New Brunswick since the early 1990s.He said it’s hoped that with proper regulations, the industry can develop in the province. New Brunswick government won’t lift fracking moratorium until conditions met by The Canadian Press Posted Mar 29, 2016 1:36 pm MDT Last Updated Mar 30, 2016 at 7:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Like It or Not ESPN Resigns the Provocative Stephen

Stephen A. Smith signed a new deal with ESPN to continue providing commentary that enrages, excites, illuminates and generates conversation. And for that, it’s a good thing he will be on sports television’s largest platform at least for a few more years.Smith is good for TV.There are a lot of talking heads on the “idiot box,” a lot of people offering bluster and shallow views or perspectives that are right down the middle, with no edge. Unmemorable.And then there is Stephen A.Love him or dislike him, he provides the kind of perspective that comes from a place of authenticity and always with his heritage in mind.What Smith shares on First Take or SportsCenter are views and arguments you might hear in the barbershop, only more sophisticated because he has access to information and sources most people, including other journalists, do not have.When he pontificates on social issues and on racial concerns, you might not agree with him, but he’s always worth a listen.“Stephen A. is one of the strongest and most distinct voices in sports commentary today, and he will continue to enliven a wide variety of ESPN television and audio offerings with his thought-provoking takes on the news of the day and topical issues where sports and culture intersect,” said John Wildhack, EVP Programming and Production at ESPN.In other words, the network needs him.Several years ago, Smith spoke to a group of young men at Morehouse College. It was interesting to watch because at breakfast before the talk, Smith never mentioned the hour-long meeting.Rather, he talked about life and family and sports and travel. And when he walked into the room on campus, the dynamics of the room changed. The young men sat up, grateful to be in Smith’s presence, and he basked in it.Smith embraced the unique experience of an HBCU as a student at Winston Salem State and was infused with the cultural pride that comes with it. Being back on a Black college campus mattered to him, and he let his bright-eyed audience know it.Speaking with no notes, he gave the students what they wanted: humor, insight, inspiration, hope. Smith recounted his road to ESPN, from the Winston Salem Journal to high-school sports reporter at the New York Daily News to covering the Philadelphia 76ers to long-defunct CNN/SI to ESPN.“I told Spike Lee I was coming to speak to you all and he told me to get on your butts,” Smith started that day. “I told him, ‘I got you.’ So I will start by saying everything I got, I earned. And trust me, it’s going to be harder for you than it was for me, and it was hard for me. You can’t expect anything to be handed to you. You’re young and Black. So, you can’t be average. You can’t be good. You have to be great.“Remember that you don’t just represent yourself. In everything you do, you’re representing your family, this prestigious college, people who love you. When you see me on TV,  you can believe I am aware that I represent my mother and family, my friends and Black people. If you don’t have that mindset, you’ll be selling yourself short.”Smith has gotten the most of his career, with more to get. The springboard to his ascension might have occurred about 18 years ago, when he covered the 76ers. Superstar guard Allen Iverson did not like something Smith wrote and they did not speak for several days. Finally, Iverson arranged to talk to Smith and they hashed out their difference because Smith had earned Iverson’s respect by not caving in to him. Smith has displayed that kind of strength ever since.You can find a Smith detractor—many of them, actually—who disagree with his opinions and take his confidence for arrogance or are just rubbed the wrong way by him. Some simply consider him offensive. Ultra-sensitive, Smith continues to learn to listen to the detractors but to not digest their hate.The reality is that Stephen A. Smith is good for TV.  There is no phony in him, no compromising, which has gotten him into some dicey situations. He is provocative, even during these times of extreme political correctness. read more

Hungary Sweden Croatia Iceland Spain at the Olympic Games

Some of the teams that will go to the Olympic Games in London 2012 are already known. It is the national teams of Hungary, Sweden, Croatia, Iceland, Poland and Spain. The only unknown is whether Serbia or Poland will be the last traveler.In Gothenburg, Hungary hard harder-than-expected job against Brazil, and won the game with 29:27 (16:15). Brazil managed to hold tight and not let Hungary get away, and in the final minutes of the game even had the chance to attempt equalizers, but in the end to be satisfied only with the fact that they showed a game against a very strong favorite. With the Swedish victory over Macedonia with 27:23, Sweden is the second qualified team from this group. An outstanding performance from Kim Andersson in the second half, and rather bad performance from Kiril Lazarov, teams main stars, was decisive in this game.In Varazdin, the favorites justified their roles. Croatia had a very easy game against Chile, and won comfortably with 35:15 (17:9). The Croatian wingers were the most efficient in this game, Batinovic and Horvat each scored 6 goals.  The second game between Iceland and Japan meant continuation of the European teams in this group and brought no surprise, Iceland winning easily 41:30.In Alicante, the game of the day was Serbia against Poland. The game was very tight one, with no team making big goal difference in the first half, and the result at half time was 15:14 for Poland. Second half was very similar, with Polish only managing to make a small advantage before the end of the game. Three minutes before the end they had 3 goals lead, but with two in a row Serbia fought back and made it 25:24, and with Polish missing with 10 seconds to go, Serbia makes counter-attack through Nincevic and scores for 25:25. Poland fails to score in the last attack, and thus makes things much more complicated for them, with tomorrow deciding everything. Spain confirmed their Olympic visum by winning against Algeria with28:20 (14:9). ← Previous Story Gyori ETO in the final of the Champions League! Next Story → Poland or Serbia at the Olympics? Valero Rivera: “We always play to win” read more

Norway beat Angola but still three teams can win Zrenjanin

← Previous Story Romania beat Hungary in front of 5.000 fans! Next Story → “LIONS” NIGHT: THW Kiel defeated after 23 years at home in DHB Cup! In the derby of Round 4 at Group C in Zrenjanin, Norway beat Angola 26:21 (12:8). Hergeirsson’s girls played controlled match except first few minutes when Angola had only advantage – 2:0. Loke, Nostvold and Edin Hammerseng scored 5 goals each, while Kiala was top scorer with 6 goals for his team.Poland beat Argentina 31:17, while we already wrote about historical match between Spain and Paraguay 29:9 (14:0)! NORWAY440011972478 STANDINGSGWDLGFGAGDPOINTS ANGOLA420211493214 POLAND430112372516 ARGENTINA400477126-490 PARAGUAY400440140-1000 Angola handballhandball angolahandball zrenjaninnorway angolaPolandserbia 013serbia 2013zrenjanin SPAIN430110070306 read more

Here are the sites vying for World Heritage status

first_imgCradle Mountain in the Tasmanian wilderness Source: Jörn Brauns/Wikimedia CommonsINCA TRAILS SPANNING six countries and a French cave with some of the earliest known paintings are among the sites expected to get World Heritage status at a UNESCO meeting that started last Sunday in Doha.Altogether, at least 30 natural and cultural sites, including the Erbil Citadel in Iraq’s Kurdistan, are vying to get the United Nations cultural body’s prestigious distinction and add their names to an already 981-strong list.The June 15-25 World Heritage Committee gathering will also mull whether to put London’s Westminster Palace on its list of endangered sites.And in a first for a developed country, Australia is asking that large swathes of its Tasmanian Wilderness — one of the last expanses of temperate rainforest in the world — be delisted to make way for loggers.Inclusion on the list has significant economic implications as a World Heritage site is eligible for financial assistance towards preservation and the coveted status is also a powerful draw for tourists. Source: Daniel Lobo via Flickr/Creative CommonsThe listing of the Qhapaq Nan — a huge network of roads once used by the mighty Inca Empire that snake over perilously high snowy peaks over more than 30,000 kilometres (18,600 miles) — would benefit not one but six countries overall.The trails go through Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru — the last of which added the routes to its tentative list in 2001, and was later followed by the others.Age-old cave paintingsSubmitted by France, the Chauvet Cave, located in a limestone plateau of the meandering Ardeche River in southern France, contains some of the earliest known paintings, drawn more than 30,000 years ago.The grotto has more than 1,000 pictures — many of which feature animals such as bison, mammoths and rhinos.The cave was closed off by a rock fall around 20,000 years ago and remained sealed until its rediscovery in 1994. More drawings are expected to be found in remote parts of the grotto.India, meanwhile, is hoping to have its Rani-ki-Vav stepwell on the banks of the Saraswati River in western Patan listed.“Designed as an inverted temple highlighting the sanctity of water,” it is divided into seven underground storeys of terraced walls with pavilions and buttresses, according to its official nomination document.The committee, which consists of representatives from 21 countries elected for six years, will also use the Doha meeting to issue warnings.It has, for instance, raised concern that there are too few restrictions governing the development of skyscrapers in London, which it says could affect Westminster Palace, a World Heritage site.The committee warned that “there do not seem to be defined settings or overall agreed constraints in place to ensure that new tall buildings do not impact on important views and other attributes of the property”.Australia delistingAustralia will also be under scrutiny, with two of its most high-profile protected areas facing threats to their status as World Heritage sites.The Great Barrier Reef, one of the most biodiverse places on the planet, is considered in poor health and UNESCO is mulling whether to downgrade its status to “World Heritage in Danger” at the Doha meeting.It is under growing pressure not just from climate change and the destructive coral-eating crown-of-thorns starfish, but agricultural runoff and rampant coastal development linked to mining.Another of Australia’s natural wonders under threat is the Tasmanian Wilderness, which covers nearly 20 percent, or 1.4 million hectares, of the southern island state.Prime Minister Tony Abbott, who favours more access for loggers, has requested UNESCO remove its World Heritage status from 74,000 hectares (183,000 acres) of the area, claiming it was not pristine — but this could be rejected at the meeting.The nominated sites have already been examined by two consultative bodies that transmit their positive or negative recommendations to the committee, although these are not always followed.- © AFP, 2014Read: This Canary island is the first in world to become energy self-sufficient>last_img read more

Superwash fined for fraud DAguilar defends

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #Superwashfinedforfraud Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, April 25, 2017 – Nassau – FNM Candidate and popular businessman, Dionisio D’Aguilar had to pay a $15,000 fine for trying to defraud the Customs Department and the infraction was brought to light by Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Chairman, Bradley Roberts.  Roberts said the Free National Movement Freetown candidate knowingly and fraudulently altered original invoices issued by Whirlpool Corporation on a shipment of 27 commercial washing machines.   D’Aguilar owns Superwash Limited.It was back in January 29, 2014, that the company admitted that it submitted a false declaration and was ordered to pay a $15,000 fine.   D’Aguilar said in a statement yesterday that the company was the victim of fraud by an unscrupulous broker and the loss was significant.D’Anguilar said in a statement yesterday explained is that he was not surprised by Roberts’ attempts at political skullduggery, because as usual, he has once again exposed himself for being the “political hack and buffoon that he is”.   Roberts has said he takes no glee or pleasure in disclosing the information but “the public needs to know” and called on D’Aguilar to name the broker who was responsible for trying to cheat Bahamas Customs.Story by:  Sheri-kae McLeod#MagneticMediaNews#Superwashfinedforfraudlast_img read more

House Committee to Act on Bonus Depreciation

first_imgThe House will act this week on legislation that would permanently extend five expired tax breaks, including the bonus depreciation provision that expired at the end of 2014.The House Ways and Means Committee announced a mark-up on Thursday, Sept. 17. The bonus depreciation provision and other temporary provisions have routinely been temporarily and retroactively extended over the past several years as part of a “tax extenders” package.The Senate Finance Committee has passed a tax extenders package that includes a two year extension of the 50 percent bonus depreciation provisions as well as other American Soybean Association (ASA) priorities, such as the biodiesel tax credit and the higher Section 179 expensing limits. However, the timeline for consideration by the full Senate or House of Representatives is unknown and the ultimate outcome is still uncertain.ASA continues to communicate to members of Congress the importance of extending these tax provisions as soon as possible to provide greater certainty and stability to farming operations and the economy overall.last_img read more

State Senator Bruce Tarrs Office To Hold Office Hours In Wilmington On

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — A representative from State Senator Bruce Tarr’s Office will be at the Wilmington Senior Center (15 School Street) on Wednesday, December 12, 2018, from 11am to 12:30pm, to answer any questions or concerns you may have.  No appointment is necessary, just stop by for a quick visit.(NOTE: The above announcement is from the Wilmington Senior Center.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email You To Our Sponsor:Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedState Senator Bruce Tarr’s Office To Hold Office Hours In Wilmington On September 18In “Government”State Senator Bruce Tarr’s Office To Hold Office Hours In Wilmington On June 19In “Government”Tarr, Robertson & Gordon Secure $30,000 In State Funding For Wilmington Senior Center ImprovementsIn “Government”last_img read more