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first_imgFormer India coach Gary Kirsten feels Virat Kohli’s ability to learn and improve his game on a consistent basis makes him one of the “greats” of modern day cricket.Kirsten, who won the World Cup with India in 2011, said he loves working with Kohli and believed India’s upcoming tour of England will be an exciting battle.”Kohli is a great player. He continues to improve and get better. I enjoy working with him because he wants to learn about his game and all great players do that,” the former South African opener told reporters.Virat Kohli a great captain and an even better friend: AB de Villiers”India-England series will be a competitive series, it will be a good series. It will be great fun watching the battle between two great sides,” he added.Kirsten worked as India’s head coach from 2008 to 2011. It was under his tutelage that Kohli made his India debut. The former South African had earlier said that he knew back in 2008 that Kohli was going to become a great player.On being probed about the propulsion of T20 cricket and its effect on the traditional format of the game, Kirsten admitted that the shortest version appeals to the younger generation a lot more.”I enjoy T20 cricket. It really appeals to the younger generation. It’s very entertaining, my kids enjoy watching T20 cricket more than anything else.Virat Kohli disturbed with lack of physical activity for young India”Test cricket will always gonna be there. It’s the purest form of the game, people who have grown with Test cricket will always love it. But the only concern I have with Test cricket is outside of England and Australia, the crowds are waning,” he said.advertisementKirsten, who is also involved with the struggling Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL), however decided not to delve much into the dismal performance of the franchise.The RCB are currently languishing at the penultimate spot of the eight-team IPL points table after managing to win just three of their 10 matches so far.On being asked about the reasons for the disappointing performance of the Kohli-led side, Kirsten did not have a clear answer and said: “It’s my first year with the team, I have really enjoyed the time with the team.”Virat Kohli treated to Hyderabadi biryani at Mohammed Siraj’s house”It’s very different coaching a franchise team and an international team, but I am not the head coach of the RCB, I am just an assistant coach. So for me to come and assist the team is something which I really enjoyed,” he added.Reminiscing about his playing days, Kirsten said Australian pace legend Glenn McGrath was the best bowler he faced, besides enjoying his stint with the star-studded Indian team during his time as head coach from 2007-11.”Glenn McGrath was the best bowler I ever faced and my favourite batsman was Brian Lara,” he said.”There were a lot of cricketers against whom I enjoyed playing and later working with like Sachin (Tendulkar), Rahul (Dravid), VVS Laxman, Zaheer Khan and Yuvraj Singh. All these are the legends of the game,” he concluded.(With IANS inputs)last_img read more

first_imgREGINA — Saskatchewan’s privacy commissioner has found eight people inappropriately gained access to the electronic health records of 10 Humboldt Broncos team members involved in a bus crash last April.Sixteen people were killed and 13 were injured in the crash between the junior hockey team’s bus and a semi trailer at a rural Saskatchewan intersection.“Due to the high-profile nature of the crash, eHealth Saskatchewan understood the risk of snooping,” said a report from information and privacy commissioner Ronald Kruzeniski.The report said the health agency began monitoring the profiles of the patients — which included lab results, medication information and chronic diseases — three days after the crash.“Between April 9, 2018, and May 15, 2018, eHealth detected eight users of the viewer, mostly physicians, accessed without apparent authority the profiles of 10 patients.”The report shows eHealth reported the breaches to the privacy commissioner July 5.“This has been a major tragedy in our province and I’m disappointed that people got tempted,” Kruzeniski said in an interview with The Canadian Press on Monday. “Now that it’s happened, it’s my job to work with others through education and legislative change (to) make the system work.”His report, which has been posted online, detailed the privacy breaches.In one case, an employee of a medical clinic examined the health information of three people involved in the collision.The assistant admitted she consulted the records because “her family members had heard one of the individuals had died and she wanted to verify the information; she thought another individual was a patient … (and) she wanted to verify a detail that was reported by the media about one of the individuals.”The report said the employee’s access to eHealth was suspended and she was given further training, but she has since resigned.Another case involved a doctor at a Humboldt clinic who viewed the records of two people, including one who was a patient prior to the crash.“Dr. D wanted to know what injuries the individual sustained, if the individual received care or if it was an instant fatality,” said the report. “For the other individual, it explained Dr. D was concerned.”Other cases included three doctors who provided emergency care at the Nipawin Hospital and who reviewed patient records of those they treated.“They believed they were in the individuals’ ‘circle of care,’” said the report.The privacy commissioner said the province’s Health Information Protection Act does not address circles of care so the doctors were no longer authorized to access the records.“You are entitled to access when you have a need to know, not an anticipated need, not, ‘Gee, I might like to know.”Another case saw a medical resident view the information of three patients because she wanted to get closure on the cases, which is not an acceptable reason.During the monitoring period, two other medical residents looked at the records of one crash patient when the residents were reviewing the records of dozens of other patients with a particular illness.Kruzeniski made a number of recommendations to eHealth —including that it conduct regular monthly audits for the next three years of the physicians involved.Kruzeniski also recommended that the organization comply with a need-to-know principle rather than a circle-of-care concept and that users of EHealth be made to regularly review their training.A statement from eHealth said it took a number of measures to address the breaches, including notifying the privacy commissioner and the families affected.It terminated the account of the medical office assistant, suspended the accounts of the medical residents until they had further training and sent letters to the doctors. It’s also reviewing the recommendations from the privacy commissioner.The Saskatchewan Health Authority said it is following up on the report and apologized to the patients and their families.“We are deeply sorry that the situations described in the privacy commissioner’s reports may add to their stress,” the authority said in a statement.“We believe the physicians cited in the cases … specifically those who provided care to the patients affected, acted in good faith and out of sincere concern for the patients and families touched by this terrible tragedy.”The health authority said it will work with the Ministry of Health on possible amendments to privacy regulations.— By Colette Derworiz in Edmonton.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

OPEC oil ministers decide to keep output target at 30 million barrels a day by News Staff Posted Jun 14, 2012 2:47 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email VIENNA – OPEC oil ministers have decided to keep a production target of 30 million barrels a day, citing mounting world economic concerns for their decision.The move Thursday by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries was expected, with ministers signalling such an outcome ahead of entering their meeting.An OPEC statement cited “downside risks facing the global economy” that could result in lowered demand for the 12-nation organization’s crude as a key consideration in agreeing to keep output targets steady. read more

VANCOUVER – Stock in Turquoise Hill Resources (TSX:TRQ) shot up more than nine per cent Monday after the company announced the signing of an important power purchase agreement for its Oyu Tolgoi copper-gold mine in Mongolia.The binding power purchase agreement with Inner Mongolia Power Corp. will enable the completion of commissioning of Oyu Tolgoi, leading to the first production of copper-gold concentrate.On the Toronto Stock Exchange, the company’s stock was up 76 cents, or about 9.5 per cent, at $8.83 in early trading Monday.“The governments of Mongolia and China have been instrumental in helping the parties conclude the commercial components of the agreement,” said Kay Priestly, CEO of Turquoise Hill, formerly Ivanhoe Mines.“With phase-one construction essentially complete, we are on the verge of Oyu Tolgoi becoming a world-class operational mine and delivering long-term benefits to Mongolia,” Priestly said.Within the next few weeks Oyu Tolgoi is expected to begin a seven-week commissioning of the ore-processing equipment, the company said in a statement.First concentrate production will follow within one month and commercial production is expected to begin three to five months after that.Turquoise Hill said the agreement confirms that the company has the right to obtain electrical power from inside or outside Mongolia, including China, to meet its initial electrical power requirements for up to four years after Oyu Tolgoi begins commercial production.It then has the right to build or sub-contract construction of a coal-fired power plant at an appropriate site in Mongolia’s South Gobi Region to supply Oyu Tolgoi to supply the project’s power needs.Meanwhile, the company has agreed that all of the project’s power requirements would be sourced from within Mongolia no later than four years after the start of commercial production.Turquoise Hill is an international mining company focused on copper, gold and coal mines in the Asia-Pacific region. The company’s primary operation is its 66 per cent interest in the Oyu Tolgoi copper-gold-silver mine in southern Mongolia.Other assets include a 58 per cent interest in Mongolian coal miner SouthGobi Resources (TSX:SGQ), a 59 per cent interest in copper-gold miner Ivanhoe Australia (TSX:IVA) and a 50 per cent interest in Altynalmas Gold, a private company developing the Kyzyl gold project in Kazakhstan. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Canadian Press Posted Nov 5, 2012 10:21 am MDT Turquoise Hill announces critical power agreement for Oyu Tolgoi; stock up 9% read more

Elevators in the main lobby of Schmon Tower are expected to be affected by construction beginning Wednesday, Dec. 20.Work will take place Dec. 20 to 22 and Dec. 27 to 29, during which elevator routines may be altered.Elevator 1 (south elevator serving administration floors) will operate normally.Elevator 2 (north elevator serving administration floors) will not stop at the main level but can be accessed from all other floors as usual.Elevator 3 (north-west elevator serving library floors) may not be available from the main level at certain times. Refer to Library Circulation Desk for assistance.Elevator 4 (north-east elevator serving library floors) will be out of service Wednesday, Dec. 20 to Sunday, Jan. 7 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.Questions or concerns regarding this work can be directed to Lesley Owen at x5949 or lowen@brocku.ca read more

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedFire scare at GRA head office on Camp StreetJanuary 20, 2017In “Local News”Update: UG to undertake fire safety audit of all its facilities- Vice ChancellorMarch 9, 2017In “latest news”Fire destroys building near fuel bondSeptember 3, 2017In “Local News” Staff and persons conducting business at the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) Headquarters, Camp Street, Georgetown were evacuated out of the building following a small fire earlier today.Staff members assembled outside of buildingBased on reports received, staff members saw smoke emanating from a room on the third floor and an alarm was raised. When <<>> arrived at the scene, staff members confirmed that it was a fire and not a bomb threat that was initially stated.One staff member explained that within minutes, the fire tenders arrived on the scene and were able to put out the fire.The fire according to sources cause minor damage.  An investigation is ongoing. read more

← Previous Story IHF Super Globe 2016 with Kielce and PSG in Doha Next Story → IHF confirms 15 referees pairs for Rio One of the German golden boys from 2007, Pascal Hens plans come-back to DKB Bundesliga. The 36-years old left back spent last few months at Danish Midtjyland after HSV Handball lost first league license.He was one of the key players of team from Hamburg, who won the DKB Bundesliga in 2011, but also EHF Champions League in 2013.His new team is HBW Balingen.PHOTO: HSV HANDBALL HBW BalingenPascal Hens read more

first_imgFIREFIGHTERS HAVE BEEN racing to tame an enormous blaze in southeastern Australia today, with officials warning it could merge with others to create a “mega-fire” as weather conditions worsen.Crews have been battling fires that flared in high winds and searing heat across the state of New South Wales last week with more than 200 homes so far destroyed and many others damaged.While dozens of fires have been contained, 56 were still alight and 12 of them out of control, enveloping Sydney in a thick white smoke haze.The main concern today has been near the town of Lithgow west of Sydney where a huge fire that has already burned nearly 40,000 hectares has been threatening the communities of Bilpin, Bell, Clarence and Dargan.Officials fear intensifying heat and winds expected tomorrow and on Wednesday could push it into another blaze at nearby Mount Victoria in the Blue Mountains and then move towards the populated areas of Katoomba and Leura.“I don’t think I’ve ever used the word mega-fire,” said Fitzsimmons.“But the reality is that the modelling indicates that there’s every likelihood that in the forecast weather conditions that these two fires, particularly up in the back end of the mountains, will merge at some point.”Firefighters spent the night building containment lines to try and prevent this happening ahead of a predicted deterioration of weather conditions.But the fire chief played down earlier suggestions that all communities in the Blue Mountains, where 76,000 people live, could be evacuated.“We are not planning a mass evacuation of the Blue Mountains community,” he said.Instead authorities were taking “a very deliberate, a very considered, a very targeted approach to securing and protecting all the communities.”An emergency warning has been issued for the Blue Mountains village of Bell, where residents were urged to evacuate due to the immediate threat of fire.Other township residents were told to shelter in their homes or warned that they faced several days of isolation without electricity.Amid the worst fire disaster in the state for nearly 50 years, New South Wales declared a state of emergency yesterday, which gives firefighters the power to forcibly evacuate people from their homes, with penalties for refusing.Emergency Services Minister Mike Gallacher said every possible resource was being used, including firefighters being drafted in from interstate and the possibility that the military could also be deployed.“Everything is being thrown at this, I can assure you,” he said.- © AFP 2013Read: Hundreds camped out in Rome to protest against austerityRead: Mystery girl in Roma camp was abandoned by mother, says arrested couple >last_img read more

first_imgAS FÁILTE IRELAND revealed in a gorgeous montage video this week, we have a population of about 5 million, but last year received 8 million visitors.That means, technically (kinda), that the tourists outnumber us. So isn’t it time we stopped rolling our eyes and started giving them some helpful advice? Yes. It is.1. We’re not all related, y’knowSo, no, we don’t know Pat Murphy from Ennis. We’re a different Murphy. One of several thousand, as it happens. Source: Irish Central2. Touristy shops are not the place to buy everythingIf you really need to buy those “Luck of the Irish” fridge magnets and hoodies, then by all means, go ahead. Everyone gets some touristy trinkets when they go away. But, for God’s sake, don’t get the full leprechaun outfit. Step away. Source: infomatique3. You might come up against some resistance describing yourself as “Irish”OK, so you consider yourself Irish. Some Irish-born people will find this idea frustrating, and think you’re confusing heritage and ancestry. Ignore the haters. Many of us are just pleased you think we’re great enough to lay claim on. Or just show them this to shut them up Source: census.gov4. This is not an acceptable price for a pint – anywhereDON’T BE FOOLED. Source: Imgur5. If it’s prefaced with “traditional Irish” it probably isn’tTraditional Irish hairdryer, traditional Irish salad tongs, traditional Irish ukulele. Know when to stop. No Source: traditionalirishgifts.com6. Please don’t wear those massive Sea World ponchosTourists trundling around in the sartorial equivalent of a black sack make us feel all self-conscious about how rainy we are. Plus, Irish weather isn’t really rain-poncho-worthy.Is it? Source: peupleloup7. Say “thanks” when you get off the busIt’s practically a by-law. Expect looks of unadulterated horror from the locals if you dismount an Irish bus without paying your respects to the lad who drove you. Trust this guy. You don’t want to get into a stand-off with a Dublin Bus driver Source: @samrussell88/Twitter8. Don’t mention the St Patty’s/St Paddy’s Day warHere’s a tip every tourist can use: Feck shortening it, and just say “St Patrick’s Day”. Then you won’t get pedants getting all het up correcting you.Don’t mind them, anyway. If someone starts griping at you about saying “St Patty” just reply with a smooth “Lá le Pádraig”. That’ll soften their cough. Even Dublin Airport is getting in on the act. Keep your head up, lads Source: Facebook/Dublin Airport9. And, er, don’t listen to thisNo, really. Please don’t. Source: @aoiph/TwitterThank you, come again! Share your tips for our tourist pals in the comments. Read: These Walmart St Patrick’s Day t-shirts are causing absolute uproar>Read: Here’s the ‘drunk leprechaun’ app that’s making Irish people furious>last_img read more

first_imgStay on target Zuckerberg makes top 3 of Esquire’s Style Hall of Shame Is there nothing the Hollywood elite won’t rub on their bodies in the name of vanity?In an interview with Vogue Australia, actor Cate Blanchett revealed she and Ocean’s 8 costar Sandra Bullock received a “penis facial” in New York.To be clear, there is nothing sexual about the treatment. In fact, I’d argue that it derives from a place of chastity: circumcision.Following a cleanse, chemical peel, micro-needling, and electrifying mask, facialist Georgia Louise applies a “secret box” of EGF (epidermal growth factor) serum—derived from “the progenitor cells of the human fibroblast taken from Korean newborn baby foreskin.”The FDA-approved stem cells and peptides are penetrated deep into the skin to help generate collagen and elastin. Apparently.“[We] saw this facialist in New York … and she gives us what we call the penis facial,” Blanchett told Vogue, as reported by Refinery29. “It’s something—I don’t know what it is, or whether it’s just cause it smells a bit like sperm—there’s some enzyme in it so Sandy [Bullock] refers to it as the penis facial.”Once the Internet blew up over the bizarre beauty treatment, Vogue Australia discreetly removed the quote from its story (without so much as an editor’s note). Thankfully, other eagle-eyed media outlets were quick to swoop in and publish it anyway.“It started last year when Sandra Bullock was filming in NYC and came to see me for a deep cleansing and long-lasting facial glow,” Louise told People. “I wanted to give her something that would transform her skin without the need to undergo lasers, so I loaded up her bespoke facial with something that would give her long-lasting results.”A certified success, the Hollywood EGF Facial was born.“Celebrity facialist Georgia Louise has a secret facial—and Cate Blanchett just leaked it,” the spa website said.The firm, which boasts clients like Emma Stone, Alexander Wang, and Katy Perry, tried to make light of the situation. But actually comes off a bit, well, miffed.“The facial Cate Blanchett is referring to is Georgia Louise’s ‘Hollywood EGF Facial,’ which until now has—somewhat understandably—been an ‘under the radar’ treatment you had to be in the know and on Georgia’s A-list to get,” it said.It seems Korean babies’ foreskin contains some potent organisms used to brighten, tighten, and heal skin. Understandably, anti-circumcision activists are not lining up at the door for their turn at the upper-crust service. But neither are skincare experts.According to Refinery29, while many acknowledge the immediate benefits of EGF, they say there’s not enough research yet on its long-term safety.center_img Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

first_imgOLYMPIA — The Legislature’s constitutionally mandated final day of this year’s 105-day session is April 28. But with a $1.2 billion budget disagreement between the GOP coalition in the Senate and the Democrats in the House, many legislators are wondering if a special session will be needed.Democrats want to generate $1.2 billion in additional revenue from a continuation of taxes set to expire and the closing of tax loopholes. Republicans claim generating revenue in that way constitutes a tax increase, and instead proposes to balance the budget with spending cuts and funding transfers.Unlike the federal government, which can and does run a deficit, the law requires the state budget to be balanced.Disagreements between the two parties have caused the Legislature to enter into special session every year since 2010, but not all lawmakers believe a special session is going to be called this year.“If I had to bet, no, it’s not going to,” said Rep. Jim Moeller, D-Vancouver.Moeller, House speaker pro tempore, said he feels there are distinct differences between this session and the past few years. “We knew earlier on certain things were not going to fly with the budget,” Moeller said.Moeller believes a point of friction between the parties will be interpreting how much money should go to education this year as mandated by the Supreme Court’s McCleary ruling that the state must fully fund basic education. However, since both parties have committed to increase education funding, the issue should be much easier to resolve, according to Moeller.last_img read more

first_img Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. A man suspected of being in the process of making a car steal got spooked when he realized cameras were rolling.The subject was caught by home surveillance cameras pointed at parts of a parked car in the area of Southwest 137th Avenue and 12th Street, late Thursday night.A 7News viewer sent in the surveillance video.The homeowner believes that this person was scoping out the area prior to this visit.“He knew exactly what he was doing ’cause he went right for the VIN and right for this particular area in the car,” said homeowner Jorge Gonzalez.When the subject tried to open up the hood of the vehicle, he realized that a camera was recording him, and he decided to flee on foot.If you have any information on who this man may be, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward. last_img read more

first_imgTulsa-based PennWell has acquired the Public Safety Group from Elsevier. Included in the deal are the Journal of Emergency Medical Services (JEMS), the EMS Today Conference & Exposition, FireRescue, Law Officer and associated websites, events, blogs and newsletters. Terms of the deal were not released. The deal is a significant get for PennWell CEO Robert Biolchini, who says JEMS, with a controlled circ of 47,000 and 150,000 monthly unique visitors to its website, has been one of his acquisition targets for about a decade. “The Elsevier Public Safety business is a rare and perfect fit with PennWell,” he says in a statement. “We have long pursued JEMS magazine.” The EMS conference is another significant asset, adds Biolchini, and PennWell plans to expand the event internationally. Currently, the event is held each spring, attracting 5,000 attendees and close to 260 exhibitors on 54,000 square feet. FireRescue, which reaches 53,000 subscribers and 610,000 unique visitors per month through its FireFighterNation.com and FireEMSBlogs.com sites, will add to PennWell’s footprint in the fire sector with its existing magazines Fire Engineering and Fire Apparatus, and its Fire Department Instructor’s conference. Elsevier acquired FireFighterNation.com in 2009 from founder Dave Iannone, whose firm Go Forward Media was then brought in to architect the social platform around the JEMS and Law Officer brands. The 36,000-circulation Law Officer will be paired with PennWell’s Public Safety Communications brand. Elsevier Public Safety group vice president and publisher Jeff Berend and his team will transition to PennWell with the deal, and will report to Lyle Hoyt, senior vice president and group publisher of PennWell’s Fire and Dental groups. Elsevier recently sold its International Medical News Group to Quadrant HealthCom, which plans to use the deal to create a new entity called Frontline Medical Communications.last_img read more

first_imgCaribou graze on the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, with the Brooks Range as a backdrop. (USFWS)The U.S. Interior Department on Thursday announced it is undertaking a series of construction projects to prepare for oil exploration in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.Listen nowThe department says it will spend $4 million on six projects it’s calling “the 1002 Area Oil Exploration Readiness Project.” Most of the projects are in Kaktovik, a community within the 1002. That’s the coastal part of the refuge that Congress opened to oil exploration last year, over decades of objections from environmental groups and their allies.The Kaktovik projects include an aviation fuel storage facility, a garage and a bear-proof storage building. Some of the money is slated for two cabins far from the 1002 area – a new one in Arctic Village the department says will support field operations, and an addition to an existing cabin at Galbraith Lake. Galbraith Lake is on the west side of the Dalton Highway, just outside the refuge.last_img read more

first_imgThe S&P BSE Sensex posted gains for the second consecutive session on Wednesday, as higher-than-expected rate cut by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) boosted investor sentiment, apart from support by positive global cues.The Sensex was up 376 points to close at 26,154 points while the 50-share Nifty rose by 105 points, or 1.35%, to end at 7,948 points.”The Indian equity market closed with handsome gains on Wednesday extending its winning streak for the second consecutive trading session. RBI’s decision of reducing interest rates by 50bps lifted sentiment on the street. Today’s rally was led by metals, FMCG, healthcare and IT stocks. Even the interest rate sensitive stocks like realty and auto participated in the upswing,” said Amar Ambani, Head of Research, IIFL.Tata Steel, GAIL, Bharti Airtel, BHEL, Hindalco, HUL, Coal India and Infosys were the top gainers among BSE Sensex stocks. SBI, Axis Bank, Vedanta, TCS, Maruti Suzuki and HDFC were the major losers.On Tuesday, the RBI surprised the markets by cutting the repo rate by 50bps (basis points) on Tuesday. Markets had expected the central bank to reduce the rate by 25bps.With the latest cut, the RBI has slashed the repo rate by 125bps to 6.75% so far this year. The central bank, however, kept the cash reserve ratio (CRR) unchanged at 4%.Among the sectoral indices, metals, realty, and consumer goods were the biggest gainers while bankex remained the sole loser.”Technically, Nifty managed to close above the previous quarter’s low of 7940, which indicates that positive momentum may prolong in the coming days. The main indices managed to keep the momentum going despite FII selling on Tuesday. Investors will now look at the PMI numbers and auto sales figures to get some sense of how the economy is doing. Stocks like HCL Tech could see pressure following a profit warning by the company,” Ambani said.The rally in the global markets also underpinned the positive sentiment in the domestic stock markets.While the China’s Shanghai Composite index ended 0.50% higher at 3,039, the Hong Kong’s Hang Seng rose 2.2% to 20,901. Japan’s Nikkei was up 2.7% to close at 17,388. Tracking the gains in Asian markets, major European markets opened over 2% higher.Gold prices were down Rs 175 to Rs 26,400 per 10 grams at the bullion market amid weak trend in overseas markets and reduced demand from jewellers. In the global markets, the yellow metal prices fell following the release of a positive economic data in the US.However, silver prices rebounded by Rs 50 to Rs 34,750 per kg on the back of a slight improvement in demand from industrial units and coin manufacturers.The rupee also appreciated sharply against the US dollar taking a cue from rising stock markets; it was up 23 paise at 65.72 against the greenback at close.last_img read more

first_imgPeople stand among damages at the scene of a blast after two car bombs exploded in Mogadishu on 28 October 2017.At least 14 people were killed in coordinated car bombings followed by an attack on a hotel in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Saturday, claimed by Shabaab Islamists.Following the blasts, witnesses reported hearing gunfire at the Nasa Hablod Hotel 2 which was sealed off by security forces with gunmen believed to be inside.”About 14 people, most of them civilians, were confirmed dead so far and the security forces are still working to ensure the area is clear,” said security official Mohamed Moalim Adan.He said “sporadic gunfire” was continuing with at least two gunmen from the Shabaab Islamist group believed to be inside the hotel. One senior police official and a former MP were among the dead.The attack came two weeks after a massive truck bomb exploded in central Mogadishu, killing at least 358 people, making it the deadliest attack in the troubled country’s history.The Al-Qaeda-affiliated Shabaab claimed Saturday’s bombing and hotel assault in a statement on its Andalus radio station.”The Mujahedeen fighters are inside Nasa Hablod 2 hotel where… apostate officials are staying,” said the brief statement.Mogadishu’s Aamin ambulance service removed bodies from the scene and evacuated 17 wounded, its director Abdukadir Abdurahman said.Police official Ibrahim Mohamed said the attack started when a car bomb went off at the entrance to the hotel while “a minibus loaded with explosives” was detonated at a nearby intersection.- Gunfire inside the hotel -Witnesses then reported hearing shooting from inside the hotel.”We can hear the gunfire but it is difficult to know who is fighting, the forces cordoned off the building and no one can go close to it,” said Abdulahi Nure.Fellow witness Ismail Muktar said, “We can hear sporadic gunfire and grenade blasts and the area is very dark because the electric line was cut off amid the blast.””Most people fled the hotel through a back door but some are still trapped inside,” said Mohamed Dek, who was escaped the hotel after the initial explosion.”I was very lucky,” he added.The Nasa Hablod 2 is a popular hotel located in the north of the city whose sister hotel, the Nasa Hablod, was hit by Shabaab militants in June 2016, in an attack that killed 11 people, including a junior minister.The Shabaab has made attacks on hotels — commonly beginning with a suicide car bombing followed by an invasion by gunmen — a regular strategy in its decade old battle to overthrow successive internationally-backed governments in Mogadishu.The Shabaab lost their foothold in Mogadishu in 2011 but have continued their fight, launching regular attacks on military, government and civilian targets in the capital and elsewhere.last_img read more

first_img Fiber-Based Six-Pack Can Rings Offer Eco-Friendly Alternative to PlasticEven More Kellogg’s Cereal Gets Re-Born as Craft Beer Dogfish Head Brewing is known for its quirky beer assortment and the Delaware-based company recently collaborated with Kodak on the ultimate beverage: A SuperEIGHT gose that can be used to develop film.The sour German-style wheat beer, which features eight “heroic” ingredients, can be used to process Kodak’s Super 8 film, said a Dogfish Head blog post. This cool beer will be available at local beer retailers next month, the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle reported.At 5.3 percent alcohol, the SuperEIGHT gose is an offbeat beer made with these key ingredients: boysenberry, blackberry, elderberry, mango, prickly pear, kiwi juices, a small amount of quinoa, and some Hawaiian sea salt. It has a vibrant red hue and has a “slightly tart taste and refreshing finish,” according to Dogfish Head.AdChoices广告“We’re comin’ at ya with so much juicy flavor with the latest release of our new Gose, SuperEIGHT,” Dogfish Head founder and CEO Sam Calagione said in the blog post. “With the meteoric success of SeaQuench Ale growing to be the best selling sour beer in America, we learned from consumers that approachable, refreshing, super-flavorful beers are what they’re seeking when making choices about beverages. We’re listening, we heard you, and we think you’re going to love our wildly delicious SuperEIGHT.”Last year, Calagione appeared on an episode of Kodak’s podcast “The Kodakery” to talk about “analog processes in the digital age.” Calagione discovered that the heightened levels of acidity and vitamin C in certain types of beer could also be used as a processing agent for some films. The company said the SuperEIGHT beer was created to specifically process Kodak Super 8 film.“Early batches of the beer were sent to Kodak to begin development,” said the Dogfish Head blog post. “After a series of tests were done, they successfully proved that SuperEIGHT can in fact act as a film developer.”To celebrate the beer’s debut, Calagione is planning a port-to-port boat trip up the East Coast this summer and will document his adventures on Kodak Super 8 film. The footage will be developed in SuperEIGHT beer and turned into a short movie. More details on the epic trip will be disclosed in April.More on Geek.com:Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Inspired a BeerFinally, Someone Made a Beer That Tastes Like Lucky CharmsA Brewery Is Making Beer From Rejected Corn Flakes Stay on targetlast_img read more

first_img February 29, 2016 569 Views The National Legal and Policy Center (NLPC) has asked both the U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia and the Office of Inspector General (OIG) for HUD to investigate the actions of David H. Stevens, former FHA Commissioner and assistant HUD Secretary and current president and CEO of the Mortgage Bankers Association.The NLPC has asked the D.C. Attorney General and the HUD OIG to investigate allegations that Stevens engaged in unethical conduct by leading a charge to wind down the GSEs for the gain of big Wall Street banks. In response to the announcement by the NLPC, MBA spokesman John T. Mechem vehemently denied the allegations, stating that both Stevens and the MBA are “scrupulous” on ethics and compliance matters.“Since ending his government service, Dave has regularly consulted with attorneys inside and outside MBA to make sure that he and the Association are always in full compliance with the law,” Mechem said. “Outside counsel to MBA has specifically reviewed Dave’s activities on behalf of MBA and its members and has confirmed that Dave has operated fully within the letter and spirit of the lobbying laws and ethics rules.”Mechem continued, “We believe these unfounded allegations are part of a concerted campaign concocted by a group who apparently have a financial incentive to discredit Dave and MBA’s efforts to advocate on behalf of our members for secondary mortgage market reform. Opposing MBA’s policy views is one thing, but engaging in false personal attacks is reprehensible.”A front page story in the New York Times reported on December 7, 2015, the findings of a lengthy investigation which concluded that “lobbying records, legal filings, and internal emails and memorandums, as well as housing officials’ calendars and White House and Treasury visitor logs” documented the banks’ quiet push to remove Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and grab their share of a residential mortgage market that totals about $5.7 trillion—suggesting a conflict of interest perpetrated by some of the country’s foremost and high-profile housing policy specialists—one of which was David Stevens—who were instrumental in proposing a series of recommendations to wind down the GSEs.“This is the most egregious instance of revolving door abuse that I have seen in some years,” NLPC Chairman Ken Boehm said. “Even by Washington’s current low standards, Stevens was particularly brazen in apparently ignoring the pertinent statutes and ethics regulations.”“Allegations like this come up from time to time across various industries, and sometimes they turn out to be nothing more than a witch hunt,” Five Star President and CEO Ed Delgado said. “The laws are very clear in matters like this, and the allegations against Mr. Stevens are serious. However, they are simply allegations at this point.”While Stevens did not comment on Monday on the NLPC’s requests for an investigation, in December when the allegations first came to light, he wrote on the MBA’s blog, “Let me say emphatically and categorically—I took great care to adhere to all ethics rules and have never done anything unlawful. Every step of the way, from the moment I was first contacted by MBA through today, I have worked closely with lawyers at HUD and continued to consult with counsel while at MBA to make sure every action I took did not even approach the ethical or legal line. At every turn, I erred on the side of caution.”Click here to see the NLPC’s requests.Editor’s note: The Five Star Institute is the parent company of MReport and TheMReport.com. in Daily Dose, Government, Headlines, News Sharecenter_img Ethics Watchdog FHA HUD Wall Street 2016-02-29 Staff Writer NLPC Requests Wall Street, Government Ethics Investigationlast_img read more

first_imgThen there are those you may not have thought of, like Shaun King, John Navarre, Rich Bartel, Tim Rattay and Brian St. Pierre. St. Pierre in fact completed just one pass with Fitzgerald, a three yard touchdown on January 3, 2010 against the Green Bay Packers.The leader of those 12, no surprise, is Kurt Warner. Warner and Fitzgerald connected 345 times for 4,583 yards and 39 touchdowns. The two led the Cardinals to an appearnance in Super Bowl XLIII.It may be a little tougher to guess the second quarterback on the list in terms of completions or yards. Josh McCown, who hasn’t been with the Cardinals since he lost the starting job to Kurt Warner in the 2005 season, is actually second.McCown and Fitzgerald connected 84 times for 1,207 yards and 12 touchdowns in the quarterback’s four seasons with the Cardinals.There’s also more than a slight chance that Ryan Lindley may add to the list at some point in the season and become the 13th quarterback to connect with Fitzgerald on the field.And in case you were wondering, Skelton has the leg-up on Kolb with 63 completions compared to just 38. Top Stories Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke While the Arizona Cardinals continue to delay their choice between John Skelton and Kevin Kolb, Larry Fitzgerald has continued to quietly make his way through the preseason the same way he has with the 10 other quarterbacks he has worked with in his NFL career. That’s right, according to Darren Urban with azcardinals.com, 12 quarterbacks have thrown a regular season completion to Fitzgerald.“I’m prepared to go out and play with whomever,” the Pro Bowl wide receiver said. “I’ve played with a million quarterbacks it seems like. I try not to focus on who is throwing the ball. My job is to catch it. You do your job.” Some of the 12 will be familiar, with guys like John Skelton, Kevin Kolb, Kurt Warner, Matt Leinart, Derek Anderson and Max Hall to name a few. center_img Comments   Share   D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right awaylast_img read more

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