Indian Air Force is hiring for Airmen Post in Group Y Trade: Apply before this date

first_imgIndian Air Force (IAF) Recruitment 2018: Indian Air Force (IAF) has invited online applications for Sportsperson for the post of Airmen in Group Y (Non-Technical Trade).Last date to apply for Indian Air Force Recruitment 2018Eligible Unmarried Male (Indian/Nepalese) candidates can apply in the prescribed format within 21 days (November 3, 2018) from date of publishing of advertisement in Employment News.Indian Air Force vacancy detailsGroup ‘Y’ (Non-Technical Trades) for Sports Disciplines:AthleticsBasketballBoxingCricketDivingGolfGymnasticsHockeyKabaddiLawn TennisSquashSwimmingVolleyballWater PoloWeight LiftingWrestlingWushuEligibility Criteria for Indian Air Force Recruitment 2018The candidate should have passed 10+2 in any stream/subjects approved by Central/State Education Boards 21 years.Sports Achievement:Individual should have attained the minimum standard of fifth place in the Junior National Championship, represented the State/Units in Senior National Championships or Inter University Championship in above mentioned sports discipline. The current achievement would be given preference during selection trials.In team events, the individual should have represented state in Junior National Championship and National School Tournament conducted by School Games Federation of India (SGFI) in above mentioned sports discipline. The current achievement would be given preference during selection trialsRead: UPSC is recruiting for 2,354 posts of medical officer: Apply before November 1 @uppsc.up.nic.inRead: Narmada Control Authority is hiring for these posts, selection through SSC JE 2018 examlast_img

Should he stay or should he go? Loftus-Cheek in Chelsea conundrum

first_imgLondon, Oct 26 (AFP) Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek’s hopes of getting regular playing time in the Premier League are hindered by the club’s wealth of talent in his position, says manager Maurizio Sarri.Sarri was speaking after 22-year-old Loftus-Cheek advertised his talents in the best possible manner by scoring a hat-trick in the 3-1 win over Belarus outfit BATE Borisov in their Europa League group clash late Thursday.Loftus-Cheek — who is the first Chelsea player to score a hat-trick in European competition since club icon Didier Drogba 12 years ago — has played just 33 minutes of Premier League football this term despite enjoying an impressive World Cup with England.He started England’s recent friendly with Switzerland in September, but since then he has found club-mate Ross Barkley gaining preference both at Chelsea and in the England set-up as national manager Gareth Southgate is keen to select players who are playing regularly.Chelsea fans may have been chanting ‘He is one of our own’ during the Europa League match but that is unlikely to sway Sarri.”We have four midfielders and three of them have the same characteristics,” Sarri told BT Sport.- ‘I fear for the lad’ -========================”They are offensive midfielders, only one has other characteristics — [N’Golo] Kante is a defensive midfielder.”So it is very difficult to put in the starting XI two midfielders with the same characteristics.”We have a tactical problem with the midfielders.” As well as Kante, Sarri has often used summer signings Jorginho — who he knows well as the Italy international played for him at Napoli — and Mateo Kovacic in midfield, with Barkley also in the mix.advertisementLoftus-Cheek is not a unique example in Chelsea’s history under Russian owner Roman Abramovich of a talented English player emerging from the club’s Academy and failing to get regular first team game time.But his case is striking. Since he graduated from the Academy in 2014 he has been selected a paltry 35 times in all competitions by a succession of managers — Jose Mourinho, Antonio Conte and now Sarri.Former England manager Glenn Hoddle believes Loftus-Cheek — who had prior to the new campaign reportedly declined a loan move to Bundesliga side Schalke 04 to fight for a starting place at Chelsea — should seek a move away in order to develop.”Some of the stuff Ruben has done tonight is delightful,” said Hoddle, who is now a respected TV pundit.”I just fear for the lad… he’s got to move if he wants to progress.”He’s an England talent and we want to see him playing.”I want to see if he can take these sort of performances on to the pitch against the bigger sides.”Nobody knows if he can play three games in a row — even he doesn’t know.” Loftus-Cheek for his part said he would be putting the match-ball in a glass display case — and hoping his sheer bloody-mindedness in staying put will finally pay off. (AFP) APAAPAlast_img

Kuldeep Yadav credits IPL experience with KKR for success in Kolkata

first_imgKuldeep Yadav starred with the ball for India as they beat West Indies by five wickets in the first T20I at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Sunday.He returned with figures of 3/13 from four overs as India restricted West Indies to a paltry score of 109/8 in 20 overs and then went on to chase it down with 13 balls to spare.Kuldeep picked up the wickets of Darren Bravo, Rovman Powell and skipper Carlos Brathwaite and along with debutant Krunal Pandya, he strangled the Windies batsmen in his four-over spell.And speaking to the press at the post-match press conference, he said that his stint with Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League helped him bowl on the Kokata pitch.”It plays a part. It’s been five years with KKR. I have played all the IPL games there. It gives you massive advantage. It gives confidence as well. I know ground and wicket as well.”I know the ground well, the pitch here does not offer much turn. I know the speed of the outfield and every angle. So it helps a lot and gives me immense confidence,” Kuldeep told reporters.Kuldeep has bow spent five years with KKR but he only made his debut in the 2016 season. He was bought back by the franchise in the IPL 2018 auction via the Right to Match (RTM) card as well. On Sunday, he also became the quickest Indian bowler to pick up 100 wickets in T20 cricket, out of which 46 have come for KKR and 19 for India.advertisementPC : BCCI #INDvWI #KorboLorboJeetbo pic.twitter.com/TZcFCyyTONKolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) November 4, 2018The key to success in T20 cricket especially is innovating and coming up with new ways to deceive the batsmen. And on Sunday, Kuldeep was seen bowling a flatter fast seam-up delivery in order to hurry the batsman.Asked about his faster delivery, Kuldeep said it helps break the rhythm of the batsman and keep him in check.”This delivery is faster one. I am working on it. In T20 format, to break the rhythm of batsman. These kind of deliveries to control run and check what he will do,” Kuldeep said.He is again expected to play a key role in the second T20I, which will be played in Lucknow on Tuesday.last_img

10 months agoNew Inter Milan chief Marotta adds Mourinho to shortlist

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say New Inter Milan chief Marotta adds Mourinho to shortlistby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveInter Milan are eyeing Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho for a second spell.The Sunday Express says Inter are considering parting company Luciano Spalletti next summer after they crashed out of the Champions League and trail leaders Juventus by 14 points in Serie A.Mourinho is one of the names Inter chief Giuseppe Marotta is considering along with former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte should they not extend Spalletti’s contract which runs out at the end of the season.Mourinho arrived at United in 2016 to replace Louis van Gaal and he won the Europa League and League Cup in his first season.But this season has seen up upset with the United board over their failure to sign a central defender before the summer transfer window closed. last_img

No way to handle a young human resource: Gautam Gambhir slams team management for treatment of Rishabh Pant

first_img Next No way to handle a young human resource: Gautam Gambhir slams team management for treatment of Rishabh PantFormer India opener Gautam Gambhir has criticized the ‘fearless vs careless’ debate that has centered around Rishabh Pant following comments from the Indian team management after the batsman’s poor run of form in recent matches.advertisement India Today Web Desk BengaluruSeptember 22, 2019UPDATED: September 22, 2019 16:41 IST India’s batting coach Vikram Rathore, right, gives a pat on the back of Rishabh Pant during a training session (AP)HIGHLIGHTSRishabh Pant’s batting is currently under the scanner after a string of low scores in recent gamesThe Indian team management including coach Ravi Shastri have criticized Pant for being careless in his approach at timesGautam Gambhir feels that Pant is under pressure and might be playing for survival at the momentIt is fair to say that Indian wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant has flattered to deceive after being picked for the senior team during the World Cup 2019. While at times Pant’s audacious strokeplay has won hearts of cricket fans across the world, his inability to convert his starts into substantial scores has left many frustrated – not least the Indian team management including coach Ravi Shastri.In his past 9 international innings across formats, Pant has managed only 151 runs at a below-par average of 18.87, including 2 ducks. This has led to Shastri saying that there will be a ‘rap on the knuckles’ if Pant continues with his devil-may-care attitude. Newly appointed batting coach Vikram Rathour has also demanded Pant to bring in ‘a little bit of discipline’ in his game. Former Indian opener Gautam Gambhir has however slammed these statements saying that it’s ‘no way to handle a young human resource’.”Personally, I have always backed Sanju Samson ahead of Rishabh for wicketkeeper-batsman’s role but it is disappointing to see the team-management using words like ‘from fearless to careless’, ‘rap on Rishbah’s knuckles’ and ‘need for a backup of Rishabh’,” Gambhir wrote in his column for Times of India.”This is no way to handle a young human resource. Everyone wants him to play ‘sensible’ cricket. I don’t know what that means. What I do know is that the boy is now playing for survival rather than scoring runs. From the outside, it seems that his mindset is all over the place. Someone needs to put an arm around his shoulder and tell him that he is wanted in the team,” Gambhir wrote.advertisementFearless vs carelessRathour, on his part, while recognizing the talent Pant possesses, expects him to be ‘smart enough’ to understand the ‘fine line between fearless cricket and careless cricket’.”All the young players need to understand that there is a fine line between fearless cricket and careless cricket. What the team management is asking from them is fearless cricket, having clear gameplans and playing with intent but at the same time, you can’t be careless. I am sure they are smart enough to understand that,” Rathour said.”As far as Rishabh is concerned, he is a phenomenal player, he just needs to sort out his gameplan, needs to bring in a little bit of discipline in his cricket.”Rap on the knucklesDuring the recent 3rd ODI against West Indies in Port-of-Spain, Pant skipped down the track against bowler Fabian Allen off his 1st ball with India needing 164 runs to win off 22.3 overs, ending up losing his wicket.Referring to the same incident, Shastri said in an interview to Star Sports: “When you see a shot like the one in Trinidad, off the first ball, (it’s disappointing). He tries to repeat it a couple of times and gets out, he will be told.””There will be a rap on the knuckles there – talent or no talent – because you are letting the team down, forget letting yourself down. You are letting the team down in a situation where you have the captain at the other end. You have a target to chase where the need of the hour is some sensible cricket,” Shastri added.Pant will be seen in action as India take on South Africa in the 3rd T20I of the ongoing series in Bengaluru on Sunday.Also Read | Vikram Rathour wants more careful approach from Rishabh PantAlso Read | Talent or no talent, you can’t let the team down: Ravi Shastri on Rishabh PantFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get 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 byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow read more

Vancouver summit to set sights on combating use of child soldiers

first_imgVANCOUVER – Vancouver is poised to become a symbol for protecting children and preventing the use of child soldiers when a series of commitments bearing the city’s name is rolled out at this week’s peacekeeping summit.The international community has been quietly working on the so-called Vancouver Principles for some time, which a senior UN official hoped would give a shot in the arm to efforts to protect children in conflict.“It’s a way of re-energizing the mobilization of the international community, and I think this is very important,” said Jean-Pierre Lacroix, the UN’s undersecretary general of peacekeeping operations.“The notion of having states committing to a set of principles to do certain things and not to do certain things is also very important.”Canadian officials have said little about the initiative, which will be unveiled when representatives from about 80 countries gather in Vancouver starting Tuesday for the two-day peacekeeping summit.But Australia’s ambassador to the UN, Gillian Bird, described it last month as including “concrete steps on how to prioritize and further operationalize child protection within UN peacekeeping.”Sources have revealed that retired lieutenant-general Romeo Dallaire, one of the world’s most fervent advocates for ending the use of child soldiers in war, will be attending the Vancouver meeting.Dallaire’s Child Soldiers Initiative helped the Canadian military develop a series of guidelines to ensure Canadian troops are properly trained and emotionally prepared for dealing with child soldiers.Defence chief Gen. Jonathan Vance issued those guidelines in February.Lacroix said the UN has made great efforts to better protect children in conflict, particularly child soldiers, over the past 15 years, “but I think we can do more.”“We can also have stronger commitments from member states,” he said. “That’s the idea behind the Vancouver Principles. People are very supportive of that.”The UN released a report last month that found more than 8,000 children were killed or injured in conflicts around the world in 2016 and thousands of children had been recruited or used by warring factions.The number of children in Syria who were recruited or used in conflict more than doubled to 851 verified cases, according to the report, while more than 1,900 were recruited or used in Somalia.There were also more than 1,000 verified cases of children being recruited or used in South Sudan and 442 reported cases in Mali, which is considered a strong candidate for a future Canadian peacekeeping mission.The UN said it has been trying to talk to rebel groups and other non-government factions in Mali, Sudan, the Central African Republic and other places to try to reduce the use of child soldiers.Aside from the moral imperative of trying to prevent the use of child soldiers, their presence on the battlefield is a potential minefield for militaries like Canada.The French learned that the hard way in January when they were criticized for killing a 10-year-old boy in Mali.While the French military said the boy was acting as a lookout for an armed group suspected of planting improvised-explosive devices, the killing marred its counter-terrorism mission in the African country.last_img

Birth alerts are racedbased genocide says Mikmaw lawyer

first_imgMi’kmaq lawyer Pam Palmater has harsh words for birth alerts. (Justin Brake/APTN)Kathleen MartensAPTN NewsAn Indigenous couple in B.C. is living the nightmare all new parents fear – keeping their newborn out of the child welfare system.“It’s quite devastating,” said Cora Morgan, the First Nations Family Advocate with the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs (AMC).“The most violent act you can commit against a mother is to steal their baby.”APTN News has been reporting all week on the hospital or birth alert involving Baby H and the Ministry of Children and Family Development in Kamloops.The stories have sparked strong reaction – even from Morgan.“These babies go into foster homes and shelters causing emotional damage,” she said Thursday.“There can’t be any nurturing when children are ripped away.”At-risk babiesGovernments and child welfare agencies say alerts are used by health professionals and social workers to flag at-risk babies especially when parents are under age or have themselves been in care.But the damage forced separation inflicts on parents, children and their wider communities is becoming better known.Two major Canadian reports identify such alerts as ‘genocide’ and ‘violence’.Both the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) of Canada called for major change.“End the practice of targeting and apprehending infants from Indigenous mothers right after they give birth,” said the MMIWG inquiry in its 231 Calls for Justice released June 3.“Indigenous peoples should not be subjected to any act of genocide or violence, including forcibly removing children of the group to another group,” added the TRC in its June 2015 release of 94 Calls to Action.“Indigenous peoples have the right not to be subjected to forced assimilation or destruction of their culture.”B.C. CFS moves in to seize 90-minute-old baby on report of neglectMi’kmaw lawyer Pam Palmater said evidence against the birth-alert system is piling up.“What happened in B.C. is a prime example of – how can a baby be endangered in the first 90 minutes after a mother has given birth? Unless she was physically assaulting the baby – and that wasn’t the case here – there’s simply no justification for this.”Palmater called bedside apprehensions “race-based genocide” against Indigenous women.“We all know that moms who have had their children stolen from them – especially Indigenous moms – are more likely to suffer from suicide, heart attack, stroke, depression, anxiety, addictions, homelessness,” she said in an interview.The TRC suggested parents-to-be receive prenatal services and preventive care to learn how to safely care for their children.First Nations Family Advocate Cora Morgan (left) testified against birth alerts at the MMIWG inquiry. (APTN News)Instead, Morgan said many experience “impending doom” as they give birth.Manitoba has the highest per capita rate of children in care and apprehends about one newborn a day.And the Saskatchewan government – only days after the MMIWG inquiry released its final report – confirmed it would continue to track or seize at-risk babies.Palmater said that’s wrong.“The report said these apprehensions effectively erases the possibility that Indigenous women can create the relationships and care necessary for children, especially if they have been prevented from doing so in the past through forced separation,” she said.“We’re not talking about historic events, we’re talking about the crisis that’s going on now.”With files from Dennis Ward and Justin Brakekmartens@aptn.ca@katmartelast_img

23yearold shot dead in Delhi over land dispute

first_imgNew Delhi: A 23-year-old man was shot dead allegedly over a land dispute in northwest Delhi’s Azadpur Mandi area early Tuesday, police said. The deceased has been identified as Akash, a resident of Mukundpur in Delhi, they said. The deceased, who used to work as a clerk at a merchant company, was killed over a dispute over possession of a land with another merchant in Azadpur Mandi, police said. According to a senior police official, the information was received regarding the incident at around 3:39 am on Tuesday following which, they rushed to the spot. Akash was rushed to Fortis Hospital where he was declared brought dead, the officer said. A case under section 302 of Indian Penal Code has been registered and the accused identified as Mohit has been apprehended. Further investigation is going, police added.last_img

Benkirane Justifies His Call on His Party Members Not To React

Casablanca – Morocco’s appointed Head of Government, Abdelilah Benkirane, gave reasons for his call on his party members not to respond to the demonstrations following Mouhcine Fikri’s tragedy in the city of Hoceima. Since he requested his party “members and sympathizers not to react” to the protests denouncing the incident in Hoceima city, Benkirane has been severely attacked by politicians, human right activists and Moroccan social media users.During a speech he delivered in front of the members of Justice and Development Party’s (PJD) National Committee on November 5, Benkirane explained that he was afraid of a potential shift of the protests in Morocco. According to the Arabic-language news source, the PJD’s Secretary-General stated that Fikri’s death was “very painful and moving” but should not be a reason “to shift from a loss to losses.”Benkirane  said that his decision was “important and consistent,” adding that the caretaker government did not “prevent anyone from protesting in all the cities that saw marches denouncing the incident, and that no interventions to prevent it or crush it were recorded.”

The Latest May Day German unions urge against nationalism

LONDON — The Latest on rallies and events marking May Day around the world (all times local):10 a.m.Ahead of a May Day rally in over a dozen German cities, Germany’s biggest trade unions are urging voters to participate in this month’s European elections and reject nationalism and right-wing populism.The DGB, a confederation of unions with almost 6 million members, said Wednesday that the European Union has helped ensure peace on the continent for decades and brought significant benefits to millions, from paid holidays to maternity protection.The unions called for ambitious EU-wide investments to boost employment and growth, saying “people must feel that the EU improves their lives in a lasting and tangible way.”The unions warned that the political and economic turmoil in Britain following its vote to leave the European Union nationalism “shows what happens if those who stoke fear but have no plan for the future gain the upper hand.”___9 a.m.Thousands of trade union members and activists are marking May Day by marching through Asia’s capitals and demanding better working conditions and expanding labour rights.A South Korean major umbrella trade union has issued a joint statement with a North Korean workers’ organization calling for the Koreas to push ahead with engagement commitments made during a series of inter-Korean summits last year.Many of the plans agreed between the Koreas, including joint economic projects, have been held back by a lack of progress in nuclear negotiations between Washington and Pyongyang.May Day rallies are also being held in the Philippines, Malaysia, Cambodia, Myanmar and elsewhere in Asia.The Associated Press

Ukraine to host UNbacked forum marking Chernobyl anniversary

The country’s President Viktor Yanukovych told the opening day of the General Assembly’s annual General Debate today that the forum will be held in Kyiv, the capital, next April, and will also discuss nuclear safety issues.“That tragedy is still an open wound for us,” said Mr. Yanukovych, referring to the 26 April 1986 accident at the Chernobyl power plant in the then Soviet Union. An estimated 8 million people in what is now Ukraine, Belarus and Russia were exposed to radiation, and thousands contracted thyroid cancer and other diseases.“Overcoming its consequences remains a serious challenge for the international community as the scale of the problems requires a coordinated effort involving all of our international partners,” he added.The General Assembly has declared 2006-2016 the Decade of Recovery and Sustainable Development of the Affected Regions, urging assistance for Chernobyl-affected communities to return to a normal life. The UN Development Programme (UNDP) has prepared a so-called UN Chernobyl Action Plan to boost life in affected areas.In his address to the General Assembly today Mr. Yanukovych also stressed the importance of nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation.He noted that his country announced in April that it was eradicating its stocks of highly enriched uranium, and he also welcomed the signing of a new disarmament treaty between the United States and Russia.“The experience of the recent decades shows that nuclear weapons do not always increase security. Moreover, the countries that try to acquire nuclear weapons may be exposed to the impact of new risks and become more vulnerable.”The President called for a legally binding international instrument to provide security countries for all countries that have disposed of their nuclear arsenals or that do not belong to any military alliance.“This is the best way to ward off regional nuclear ambitions,” he said. 23 September 2010Ukraine will host a high-level United Nations-backed conference next year to mark the 25th anniversary of the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear accident and assess the progress towards restoring and normalizing life in the region affected by the disaster.

ICE Futures Canada quotes and cash prices

WINNIPEG — Grain quotes Wednesday for tonnes, basis Lakehead:Canola (Vancouver): Open High Low Close TueNov. 498.90 502.00 497.20 498.10 498.80Jan. ’18 506.80 508.50 502.90 503.80 505.50March 512.60 514.30 508.80 509.50 511.30May 515.00 517.10 512.40 512.40 514.10July 518.30 518.70 513.70 513.80 515.30Nov. 483.50 484.00 481.60 482.10 483.30Jan. ’19 0.00 0.00 0.00 483.80 485.00March 0.00 0.00 0.00 486.50 487.70May 0.00 0.00 0.00 486.50 487.70July 0.00 0.00 0.00 486.50 487.70Nov. 0.00 0.00 0.00 486.50 487.70Barley (Western): Open High Low Close TueOct. 0.00 0.00 0.00 145.00 145.00Dec. 0.00 0.00 0.00 148.00 148.00March ’18 0.00 0.00 0.00 151.00 151.00May 0.00 0.00 0.00 151.00 151.00July 0.00 0.00 0.00 151.00 151.00Oct. 0.00 0.00 0.00 151.00 151.00Dec. 0.00 0.00 0.00 151.00 151.00March ’19 0.00 0.00 0.00 151.00 151.00May 0.00 0.00 0.00 151.00 151.00July 0.00 0.00 0.00 151.00 151.00Nov. 0.00 0.00 0.00 151.00 151.00ICE Futures Canada cash prices:Feed wheat: Track Thunder Bay CW: $188.00Canola:Thunder Bay No. 1 Canada: $508.10 (November 2017)Vancouver No. 1 Canada: $523.10 (November 2017)

Depressed crude prices push North American markets to a lower close

by Alexandra Posadzki, The Canadian Press Posted Sep 23, 2016 9:13 am MDT Last Updated Sep 23, 2016 at 3:26 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Depressed crude prices push North American markets to a lower close TORONTO – Reports that Saudi Arabia and Iran are making little progress on a deal to cut oil production deflated energy prices Friday, sending North American markets into the red.Crude prices had benefited from the prospect that members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, set to meet in Algeria next week, would come to an agreement with regards to freezing oil output.However, reports on Friday suggested that Saudi Arabia views the meeting more as a consultation and doesn’t expect that a concrete deal will be inked.That sent energy prices plummeting, with the November crude oil contract down $1.84 cents to US$44.48 per barrel.“Nothing will be decided and it certainly won’t be binding,” said John Stephenson, president and CEO of Stephenson & Co. Capital Management.“I think the reality is, OPEC has never, ever stuck with a forecast and a quota, so it’s really just a rough guide at best.”The Toronto stock market’s S&P/TSX composite index dropped 99.25 points to 14,697.93, while the oil-sensitive loonie lost 0.64 of a cent at 75.92 cents US.The gold sector was the biggest decliner on the TSX, pulling back 2.02 per cent, while energy stocks slipped 1.66 per cent.In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average fell 131.01 points to 18,261.45, while the broader S&P 500 index lost 12.49 points at 2,164.69. The Nasdaq composite dropped 33.77 points to 5,305.75.In economic news, early data indicated that manufacturing activity in the U.S. was weaker than expected this month, pointing to a slowdown in growth.A preliminary reading of the U.S. manufacturing purchasing managers index slipped to 51.4 in September — its lowest reading since June. That’s down from 52 in August. When the index is above 50 that indicates manufacturing activity has expanded.North of the border, Statistics Canada released disappointing figures on both the inflation and retail sales front.The federal agency said Canada’s annual inflation rate was 1.1 per cent last month, largely due to lower fuel prices. That compares with a 1.3 per cent year-over-year increase in July.Meanwhile, retail trade figures showed that total sales slipped 0.1 per cent in July from the previous month.In other commodity news, the October contract for natural gas shed 3.5 cents to US$2.955 per mmBtu while December gold contracts lost US$3.00 to US$1,341.70 per ounce.December copper rose one cent to US$2.20 per pound.Stephenson said continued volatility can be expected as traders await policy decisions from the central banks, including the U.S. Federal Reserve, which now appears to be on pause until at least December.“The market, for the last eight years, has enjoyed this elixir of easy money from the central banks,” Stephenson said.“I think this is kind of the way it’s going to be, with markets up, markets down, until the end of the year and maybe even longer, until we normalize rates and decide one way or another where we want to be.”Follow @alexposadzki on Twitter.

In meeting with Foreign Minister Ban welcomes Italys support to UN efforts

Mr. Ban and Giulio Terzi di Sant’Agata also discussed the crisis in Syria as well as the recent meeting of the core group of the Friends of Syria, which took place in Rome last week, according to information provided by Mr. Ban’s spokesperson. They agreed on the urgent need to find a political solution to the ongoing violence and to put a halt to the human rights abuses, the spokesperson said.On Mali, the Secretary-General expressed his appreciation for Italy’s support to the UN’s engagement, including support to European Union initiatives, as well as for the work of former Italian Prime Minister Romano Prodi, the UN Special Envoy for the Sahel, on the development of a strategy for the troubled northern African sub-region. In discussions on other topics, Mr. Ban commended the Foreign Minister for Italy’s leadership role in support of Libya’s transition to democracy following the fall of the Government of Muammar al-Qadhafi. Mr. Ban expressed his hope that Italy and the European Union will continue to provide strong support to the African Union Mission in Somalia and to other UN efforts in support of the Somali authorities.

Controversial Roman Catholic group Opus Dei names its new leader

first_img Jan 24th 2017, 1:56 PM 22,806 Views Share26 Tweet Email1 Controversial Roman Catholic group Opus Dei names its new leader Fernando Ocariz will be the fourth chief of the organisation. Tuesday 24 Jan 2017, 1:56 PM Image: Andrew Medichini/AP/ 43 Comments By AFP http://jrnl.ie/3202503 center_img Image: Andrew Medichini/AP/ Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article CONTROVERSIAL ROMAN CATHOLIC organisation Opus Dei said has named Fernando Ocariz as its new chief following the death of its 84-year-old leader.Pope Francis officially named Ocariz, 72, as the organisation’s fourth leader, an Opus Dei statement said.He replaces bishop Javier Echevarria, who died of a lung infection last month.Present in many European countries and in Latin America, Opus Dei is recognised by the Catholic Church and counts 92,600 members who practise a strict faith. More than half of its members are women.It was founded in 1928 by a young priest who was convinced that holiness could be found in daily life, notably through work. Source: Opus Dei (España)/Twitter Nuevas fotos de Mons. Ocáriz, prelado del #OpusDei. pic.twitter.com/IbR4fAln7H— Opus Dei (España) (@opusdei_es) January 24, 2017 Critics accuse of the group of being secretive and it has often aroused interest over its supposed influence, with politicians and financiers said to be among its members.Ocariz was born in Paris to a Spanish family who had fled their country’s civil war.A science graduate who later trained as a priest, he had served as Opus Dei’s number two since 2014 and was elected chief last night at a meeting of 156 priests and male laymen.© – AFP 2017Read: ‘Unacceptable’: Order of Malta not happy as Pope Francis launches inquiry >Read: Catholic Church claims some unborn babies are ‘spoken of as if they were as good as dead’ > Short URLlast_img

McLeish rallies home support for match with Isreal

first_imgScotland manager Alex McLeish has called on fans and supporters to fill Hampden Park for their UEFA Nations League decider against Israel on Tuesday.Despite nine players dropping out of Scotland squad, they defeated Albania 4-0 in Shkoder and now need to a win against Israel to head to the playoffs of the UEFA Nations League.Scotland prepare to host Israel on Tuesday night and a win will see them secure a playoff spot for the 2020 European Championship and McLeish wants to count on the home support at Hampden Park to help them finish top spot in Group C1.“We always try to win so we have set ourselves up as have Israel and it should be a good game,” McLeish told Sky Sports.ScotlandScotland needs a hero: Billy Dodds Manuel R. Medina – September 10, 2019 According to former striker, Billy Dodds his country needs a hero to inspire future generations as the team’s hope to qualify to the EURO 2020 is small.“We are at home so let’s hope there is a response from the Tartan Army. We’d like the supporters to come to cheer the guys to victory.“If we play to that level again then we have a good chance.”last_img

LNG arrives for JPS Bogue power plant

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppMontego Bay, Jamaica, October. 23, 2016 –  The Government’s drive to bring cheaper and cleaner energy to the people of Jamaica has been advanced with the arrival of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) for the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) power plant in Bogue, St. James.  Supplied by New Fortress Energy, the shipment arrived at the Port of Montego Bay aboard the feeder ship Anthony Veeder on October 22.Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of JPS, Kelly Tomblin, said the introduction of LNG as part of the energy mix represents “a historic milestone for Jamaica” as the nation pursues “energy diversification and the expansion of its energy sector”.  Ms. Tomblin, who was at the Montego Bay port for the ship’s arrival, said New Fortress has pumped US$750 million into the construction of the LNG terminal.  She said that natural gas will play a key role in transforming the energy sector, while supporting industrial development and economic growth. “We are definitely on the threshold of great things for Jamaica and the region,” Ms. Tomblin added.Just a year ago, New Fortress Energy signed an agreement with JPS to supply LNG for Jamaica’s 120-megawatt power plant in Bogue. Earlier this year, the plant was converted to run on gas as well as Automotive Diesel Oil (ADO).   JPS and New Fortress Energy have also signed an agreement to extend the supply of gas to Jamaica to the new 190-megawatt power plant at Old Harbour Bay, St. Catherine. New Fortress Energy has agreed to privately finance and develop the infrastructure necessary to deliver LNG to the new Old Harbour plant.Meanwhile, Project Manager at the Port Authority of Jamaica, Keith Mitchell, said the agency is pleased to have done its part in facilitating the arrival of the vessel and to provide the infrastructure for the cargo to be unloaded.  “The LNG diversification project has resulted in the Authority fast-tracking its master plan for the development of the Port of Montego Bay into a modern facility with separate berths dedicated to cargo operations and cruise shipping,” he pointed out.“We are also delighted to have been able to facilitate and enable the realisation of a national objective, which has been in the pipeline for a number of years.  This project is of national importance and is part of the Government’s drive to bring cheaper energy to the Jamaican people,” he added.He informed that the Port Authority leased the lands to New Fortress for infrastructural works to enable the weekly arrival of LNG to be offloaded, converted and channelled for use at the Bogue Power Plant.   “This investment has the potential to significantly reduce energy costs and thus drive economic development and job creation and promote the wide industrial application of LNG,” Mr. Mitchell further explained.“It will also see the facilitation of cruise and cargo vessels using LNG as well as the exportation of the product to other regional countries,” he added.  He noted that with the weekly docking of the LNG vessel coupled with the increased home-porting activities, there is need for the development of new port infrastructure, and a new dedicated cargo berth for docking containers and liquid bulk (fuels) vessels.  “There are indeed numerous opportunities for Jamaica to benefit,” Mr. Mitchell added. Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img

Pope has tough sell on materialism in South Korea

first_imgDAEJEON, South Korea — Pope Francis called Friday for Catholics to combat the allure of materialism, an appeal that might be a hard sell in South Korea, a newly rich and hyper-competitive country.Far from being considered an evil, the trappings of wealth are often linked here to the hard work, sacrifice and gritty persistence of generations who hustled their nation out of war, dictatorship and poverty into an Asian powerhouse.“I don’t want to knock successful people off their pedestal just because they have a lot of money,” said Kim Eui-kyun, a 61-year-old from Seoul who described himself as a lapsed Catholic. “If someone has made a fortune for himself, fair and square, and has a lot of money, I don’t think that’s something to be condemned. I look up to them, actually, and I wonder, ‘What did I do wrong?”‘Francis made the call during his first public Mass in Asia. He received a boisterous welcome from tens of thousands of young Asians gathered for a Catholic festival in the central city of Daejeon. During his homily, Francis urged the faithful to reject “inhuman” economic policies that disenfranchise the poor and “the spirit of unbridled competition which generates selfishness and strife.”It’s a theme he has raised frequently during his pontificate, railing against the “idolatry of money” and the excesses of capitalism that leave the poorest even further on the margins of society. While his message has been met with skepticism among some conservatives in the U.S. who have branded him a Marxist, it has been welcomed in much of the developing world and even some South Koreans said Friday he had a point.last_img

Motorcycle crash shuts down Griffin Road in Davie

first_imgDAVIE, FLA. (WSVN) – A motorcycle crash led to the temporary closure of Griffin Road in Davie, causing traffic delays.Davie Police responded to the scene near the intersection of South University Drive and Griffin Road, Saturday morning.Authorities shut down all eastbound lanes near the 7600 block of Griffin Road. They have since reopened.Investigators have not specified whether or not the rider was injured.The cause of the crash remains under investigation.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

Rise of Iron expansion to be focus of June 9 Destiny news

first_imgIt looks like Bungie is gearing up to drop some big Destiny news next week ahead of their big E3 showcase. We expect to be officially introduced to the upcoming Rise of Iron expansion.A quick update on their blog states that they’re preparing to “reveal your next adventure,” and that you will soon learn all about “the next threat you’ll confront as Guardians.” Now, it’s possible that this next adventure might just be a small, incremental update to Destiny rather than the massive expansion they’re planning release later this year, but Bungie is too smart to intentionally anger their already passionate fan base. They know they have to show players a reason to keep going, and this is their perfect chance.Thanks to a leak last month, we (most likely) already know the expansion’s name, have seen the (probable) promo image, and know some details about a new raid, which will focus on the Fallen. After Destiny 2 was pushed back to 2017, this upcoming expansion is going to be the stopgap — the cool new content that keeps players immersed in the world for another year. So, it’s pretty important that Bungie handle this well.Thankfully, we’ll know more details next week. Bungie’s live stream will take place next Thursday, June 9 at 10:00AM PT (1PM ET) via their Twitch Channel. Tune in then to see what they have for us, and then watch the developers chat about it for a more in-depth take. The stream will likely be just a taste of the expansion before Bungie’s big E3 reveal, where they’ll show off further details in a big room full of hooting bloggers. The Sony and Activision DLC partnership remains strong, so unless something remarkable happens, Bungie will be presenting during Sony’s press conference on June 15.If you’re really excited about Sony’s press conference, you can head to your local theater to watch it among like-minded Guardians. It won’t cost you anything.last_img