It is a well-known fact that the players in the Indian cricket team are extremely conscious of their diet and are always accompanied by nutritionists and dieticians on overseas tours.Captain Virat Kohli is not only the leader on the field but he also sets high standards for himself and the rest of the players in terms of fitness with the strict diet that he follows.This is exactly why the current crop of players in the team look so fit and don’t have an ounce of fat in their bodies. Kohli himself leads the way and works super hard to stay in such good shape.The boys are closely monitored by nutritionists who keep a check on what they eat after and during matches and on days when they have to practice. The food is even prepared according to the conditions and temperature of the place they are at.The BCCI recently released a video on their Facebook page where players can be seen having lunch but the food spread is not what you would expect. The buffet doesn’t consist of salads, pastas or grilled food but it has dishes like dal, chicken curry, curd, rice, naan, vegetables, among other stuff.Kohli, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav and Hardik Pandya take us through what they are having for lunch after a practice game in Colombo.While Kohli could be seen having gluten-free rice and chicken curry which is very high on protein and contains a bit of oil due to the humid conditions in Sri Lanka, Bhuvneshwar and Hardik prefer to have curd rice along with dal.advertisementRavindra Jadeja seems to be in love with a Sri Lankan special soup while Umesh is indulging in some delicious naan and chicken curry. Seems like it’s his cheat-day of the week.”This Indian cricket team has brought in the fifth dimension. It all started with playing the game – batting, bowling and fielding – fitness being a part of it. Now the players have embraced fitness and lifestyle which reflects on the buffet spread here.”They are extremely aware and well educated on what to have as a proper meal in-take and what not to have.”They are proper professionals and the fifth dimension is here to stay. That is the name of the game now. The macro and micro nutrients, the timing of the meals, supplements and what not has become the game-changer here. It’s gung-ho time here,” explains Shankar Basu, strength and conditioning coach of the Indian teamTeam India’s food is being prepared and catered by the chefs at Taj Samudra hotel in Colombo from where it is properly packed and sent to the P Sara Oval stadium.India and Sri Lanka will square off in the first Test at the Galle International stadium from July 26.
New Delhi, Aug 21 (PTI) The Sports Ministry has ordered an enquiry into reports that national campers at a SAI centre in Bengaluru were using a broken container for ice bath and also sought a report from the Sports Authority of India. It has been reported that members of the junior Indian hockey team were using a broken plastic water tank for an ice bath at the centre. “The ministry has ordered an enquiry. After assuming charge as the Sports Minister during his visits to different SAI Centres in the country, Vijay Goel had emphasised the need to upgrade SAI Centres to provide the best facilities to the players practicing or getting trained at SAI Centres across India,” a sports ministry official said. PTI AT CM CM
Stanislas Wawrinka continued his recent uptick in form with a 6-4, 7-6(6) win over Ryan Harrison on Monday to advance to the second round of the Acapulco International.The Swiss started the first set with a break to set the tone but had to battle to hold off Harrison in the second set where the American earned a break to even it at 4-4.Wawrinka clinched the match with his 26th winner of the night.A three-time Grand Slam champion, Wawrinka reached the final of the Rotterdam Open last week. He lost to Frenchman Gael Monfils but it was his first appearance in a championship match since the 2017 French Open.Wawrinka’s recent run has returned him to the top 50 in the ATP singles rankings at 42nd.He will next face seventh seed Steve Johnson, who beat Mexican wild card Gerardo Lopez Villasenor 7-5, 7-5.Eighth-seeded Australian John Millman defeated Spain’s Marcel Granollers 6-3, 6-4.World number two Rafa Nadal will open his bid for the title on Tuesday against Mischa Zverev. Second seed Alexander Zverev and third seed John Isner will also begin their campaigns on Tuesday.Also Read | Not my last clay-court season: Roger Federer hoping to enjoy action on red dirtAlso Read | Cartoon of tennis star Serena Williams not racist, says Australian Press Council
10 Refreshing Labor Day Cocktail Recipes to Salute the End of Summer The Complete Guide for Learning How to Mow a Lawn The Lazy Man’s Guide on How to Make Hard Apple Cider 5 Classic Whiskey Cocktails You Should Know How to Make As the cooler weather sets in and the long pants and fuzzy socks come out of the drawers to replace the shorts and sandals of the bygone summer, it’s a good idea to spend a weekend or a few afternoons preparing your property for winter. The snow, ice, and general cold weather can affect your yard and residence in myriad ways, but with proper preparation the ol’ homestead will come through the hibernal months just fine.Winterizing a home protects against damage from burst pipes or faulty gutters, maximizes the efficiency of interior temperature control and minimizes HVAC expenses by reducing heat loss, and helps the lawn, shrubs, trees, and other flora weather the cold season and spring back to life next, um, spring.Here’s a quick summary of steps you can take to winterize your home and garden, followed by a deep dive into all the details. Get the right tools to care for your lawn and garden.Check furnaces and filters for any issues and seal any air leaks or gaps around windows and doors. Consider adding more insulation to your attic or uninsulated exterior walls.Clean out gutters and flush exterior pipes, drains, and sprinkler systems to prevent freezing (and bursting) pipes.Prepare your lawn, shrubs, bushes, and hedges by trimming, mulching, and wrapping more delicate plants in burlap if necessary.Trim trees of dead limbs and branches and add mulch to their bases to conserve moisture during typically dry winters.The ToolsSteven John/The ManualBefore you set out to winterize your yard, gather together your tools. Assuming you have an average-sized yard with the stuff one expects from an average American average-sized yard, the gear listed here should be all you need.A ladder and lawn mower will be critical, as will a shovel, pruning shears, a hedge trimmer, a blower, and likely a good saw. Oh, and a rake. You’ll need a rake. Or two.When it comes to yard work, this year I’ve almost 100-percent converted to battery-powered tools, which are lighter than gas-powered tools and have a freedom of motion of which corded electric tools can only dream. I use a hedge trimmer, blower, and chainsaw from STIHL, and they are as powerful as any plug-in electric I’ve tried. I still use my trusty gas-powered lawn mower, though. And my shovel and rake are still manual.For interior winterizing, you’ll also want to look into getting yourself weather stripping or caulk or silicone, pipe insulation, regular insulation, and a smart thermostat.One last note here: gloves and protective eyewear also belong on your gear list, along with a bucket. You’ll always find a use for a good bucket.Keeping It Warm and Cost EffectiveHeating is probably going to be your biggest expense when it comes to electric bills during winter, but you can minimize the sting of the cold and its accompanying costs if you put in the time and effort. First, make sure your furnace is in good working order and that all filters are clean and clear. Every two or three years, hire a professional to inspect the system and clean the ducts. This not only increases efficiency, but also eliminates a ton of dust, debris, and other germs that would normally go airborne the first time you fire up that furnace for the winter season.And as you get the furnace ready, take care of your AC system, too. Drain away any water that has collected under or in the pipes of condensers and then cover the units up for the season to keep snow and debris from fouling the hardware.Next, look for air leaks around windows and doors (and around AC wall units) and seal them as needed with weather stripping, caulk, or silicone. Don’t forget about leaks in attics, basements, and crawl spaces, too. How to detect a leak? Try using the nerves conveniently built into your body first, simply holding your hand near window and door frames. You can also use a thermometer to detect notable changes in temperature or hold a candle near a suspected leak and see if it flickers. And close the flue in your fireplace except when, y’know, you’re having a fire.If you have a programmable thermostat, set comfortable temperatures for the times you’re home and awake and for a colder interior when you’re away or asleep. Finally, reverse your ceiling fans so they blow upward, which will circulate warm air hovering near the ceiling back down into the room.And if you’re of the “spend money to save money” mindset, buy additional insulation for your attic, for your water heater, for hot water pipes, and for air ducts. The heat loss you’ll prevent will mean markedly less power consumption and will pay for itself, albeit likely over the course of few winters.Pipes and GuttersAaron Chesledon McCoy/Getty ImagesIf you’re only going to do two things to winterize your residence, then it should be properly servicing water pipes and gutters. You need to completely drain and then shut off any exterior pipes, including spigots that feed hoses and/or entire in-ground sprinkler systems, or the water left in the pipes will freeze, expand, and likely cause ruptures, which can in turn lead to flooding.And you have to clean the gutters, sir! Or hire someone to do it for you, or make your kids do it if you have some and they can safely climb a ladder. If your gutters are clogged, they will back of with snow and/or water which can then freeze. This can damage the gutters themselves, but worse still it can lead to ice dams, a build up of ice along the edge of your home behind which water pools and then under which it seeps. Rather than being ushered away from the home by the gutters, this water leaks down into the home, often between walls where it will long go undetected, and where it can damage building materials, create discoloration and stains, and lead to mold issues.Now, let’s talk about your yard.LawnShannon Ross/Getty ImagesAssuming your grass is healthy, there’s not much you need to do to prep it for winter; as it gets colder and colder, it will simply stop growing and pretty much take care of itself. Make sure never to trim more than 30% off the blades when you mow, especially as it gets colder and the growth slows. Seed or sod any patches that need revitalization in the early autumn and remove as many weeds as you can so the grass won’t have to compete for ever scarcer nutrients and sunlight.If the yard is heavy with thatch, remove as much of it as you can, and of course, rake away leaves and other debris as needed. Also consider broadcasting a high-potassium fertilizer in the mid-autumn, too.Shrubs, Bushes, and HedgesSteven John/The ManualBefore the first freeze, trim your shrubbery, bushes, hedges, and other such plants down as needed, removing excess growth, dead or dying branches or brambles, and make sure their trunks and roots aren’t being choked by weeds. Then spread a few inches of mulch around their beds, leaving a ring of exposure right around the actual trunks.And for deciduous shrubs or coniferous shrubs that are frail due to youth or ailment, consider adding some protection, such as a burlap wrap or even a physical structure built over the plant to protect against snow load and cold, harsh winds. The last thing you want come spring is a bunch of windburnt bushes.TreesSteven John/The ManualPruning the dead or dying branches off trees is a good idea in any season, but it’s especially important to do before winter. The less energy a tree needs to devote to compromised limbs, the better. And while trimming dead branches is good for the tree, it can also be good for your home, your cars, and you and other humans: dead branches loaded with snow or ice can snap off and fall, potentially causing damage or injury, especially in an ice storm.Before your trees go dormant, make sure to water the roots well if it has been dry in your area in the late summer and early autumn. And consider mulching around the trees to protect the roots just like you did with the shrubs.And even in winter, if it’s not raining, you should water your trees once or twice a month. Snow gives trees much less water than you might expect, so wait until a day with temperatures over 40 degrees, even if it has been snowy, and give the roots some gallons. No need to water the grass, though, if it has snowed (or rained) regularly.Final ThoughtsAs much as possible, leave it alone. Once you’ve done the yard winterizing checklist laid out above, try to stay off the grass when it’s freezing, don’t touch the trees or bushes or beds under the snow, and generally enjoy the property more with your eyes than with your body.And for all your other seasonal home maintenance needs, check out this season by season guide to getting it all done. How to Clean a Fish: A Quick Reference Guide Editors’ Recommendations
zoom Liner giants CMA CGM Group and Hamburg Süd have reached an agreement to further enhance their existing cooperation.Since mid-January Hamburg Süd started taking slots between Asia and the Caribbean on CMA CGM’s PEX 2 service as well as on the Brazex service which provides it with a connection to Manaus from the Caribbean.In addition, starting mid-May the lines plan to start a new pendulum service which will connect Asia, the Caribbean, the United States East Coast and North Europe, together with United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) for the transatlantic side.The service is subject to the approval by the US Federal Maritime Commission (FMC).According to the duo, this new service will be complementing the one connecting Asia with United States East Coast via Suez.” This partnership reinforces the Group’s position in South and North America, reflecting our ambitions in this rapidly growing area and giving us the means to accelerate our development,” says Rodolphe Saadé, CMA CGM Vice Chairman.As from July onwards, the lines said they were planning, together with further partners, to revamp the services between Asia and both East and West Coast of South America. Details on the new service configurations are being finalized.In addition, the Agreement provides for exploration of other cooperation opportunities when they arise.
zoom NYSE-listed tanker owner and operator Overseas Shipholding Group (OSG) ended the second quarter of 2015 with USD 58.4 million net profit, compared to USD 202 million net loss this bankruptcy survivor reported in the second quarter of 2014.Time Charter Equivalent (TCE) revenues grew to USD 235.2 million for the quarter, an increase of USD 63.6 million compared with the second quarter of 2014, driven by continuing strength in crude and product spot market rates.Adjusted EBITDA was USD 130.2 million for the quarter, an increase of USD 75 million compared with the second quarter of 2014, driven primarily by the strength of spot rates, particularly in the international crude market, and lower general and administrative expenses.”I am pleased to report strong second quarter and first half results, which reflect the continuing strength in the U.S. and International tanker markets and our unique position in both these markets,” said Ian T. Blackley, OSG’s President and CEO.”With a fleet of 79 vessels on the water, generating cash, we remain confident in our ability to deliver value for our shareholders.”Strong quarterly results follow the recent settlement between OSG’s investors and the company’s executives, underwriters and an audit firm in relation to 2012 bankruptcy and tax issues.In August 2014, OSG announced the completion of financial restructuring and emergence from Chapter 11. The company filed for initial public offering in May this year.
Educators who inspire students to question, investigate, anddiscover their world are the focus this year as Education Week,from April 18 to April 24, celebrates scientific literacy. The highlight will be the Education Week Awards, where educatorsfrom across the province who have imbued their students with thevalues of scientific inquiry, will be honoured. The keynote speaker at the awards will be Ellen Whitman, a Grade9 student at Wolfville Junior High. The ceremony will take placeat 2 p.m., today, April 19, at the Bedford Institute ofOceanography in Dartmouth. “Thanks to the efforts of our teachers in public schools andparents in their homes, our children are acquiring a sense ofwonder and a desire to discover,” said acting Education MinisterAngus MacIsaac. “A number of our students have brought backmedals from events such as the Canada Wide Science Fair, and manymore have found a joy in learning science and confidence in theirability to explore their world.” The proclamation kicks off a week of events hosted by schools andschool boards across the province. The program is presented by five education partners: theDepartment of Education, the Nova Scotia Teachers Union, the NovaScotia School Boards Association, the Nova Scotia Federation ofHome and School Associations, and la Fédération des parentsacadiens de la Nouvelle-Écosse. The partners will also recognize the work of their own membersthrough the Education Week Partners Awards. The Nova Scotia science curriculum supports teachers in helpingchildren develop their scientific literacy. This offers studentsa foundation for problem-solving, inquiry, decision-making, andlifelong learning. Some students will use these skills to launch scientific careers.Others will use them to enrich their own lives and those of theirchildren. For the second year in a row, the Nova Scotia Teachers CreditUnion is supporting Education Week with a corporate sponsorship. Education Week has been celebrated in Nova Scotia since the1930s.
Chandigarh: Officials from India and Pakistan on Monday met at the Zero Line along the international border in Punjab’s Dera Baba Nanak sector and discussed the technical aspects to link Dera Baba Nanak shrine in Gurdaspur district with Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Kartarpur. Official sources said officers from the two sides discussed the road alignment of around 5-km-long Kartarpur Corridor. Out of this, nearly 4.5 km will fall in Pakistan’s territory. Also Read – Dussehra with a ‘green’ twist Indian officials who participated in the meeting included those from the Ministry of External Affairs, Ministry of Home Affairs, National Highways Authority of India and the Land Ports Authority of India. This was the third meeting and the last one held on April 16 focused largely on security aspect of the corridor. Officials say the security is important as the corridor is expected to cater to daily movement of hundreds of pilgrims from India who will be visiting the Sikh shrine inside Pakistan under a visa-free arrangement. Also Read – India receives its first Rafale fighter jet from France The corridor is expected to be completed before November this year to enable pilgrims to travel to the Kartarpur Sahib Gurdwara to mark the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev in November. Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has been demanding visa-free “khula darshan” at the gurdwara for Indians of all faiths, from India and overseas, all days of the week. The Kartarpur Sahib gurdwara in Narowal district of Pakistan’s Punjab province, located 4.5 km from the border near the Dera Baba Nanak town in Punjab’s Gurdaspur district, is significant for the Sikh community as it is here that Sikhism founder Guru Nanak Dev spent 18 years of his life and is his final resting place. The governments of India and Pakistan are trying to facilitate the travel of pilgrims to offer prayers at the gurdwara, a demand made by the Sikhs for over 70 years. Dera Baba Nanak town is around 260 km from the state capital.
New Delhi: The University Grants Commission (UGC) has issued guidelines to higher education institutions across the country to impose a ban on single-use plastic. The move comes ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi launching a mass revolution against single-use plastic from October 2, which will mark the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. The guidelines state that the institutions should systematically ban the use of plastic on their campuses and replace it with “environment friendly substitutes.” It also mandates that every higher education institution in the country should ban single-use plastics in canteens, hostels and shopping complexes in the institution’s premises. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’ “Carry out awareness drives and sensitisation workshops on the harmful impacts of single-use plastics, mandate all students to avoid bringing non-bio-degradable plastic items to the institution, install necessary alternative facilities like water units to avoid the use of plastic,” the guidelines state. The UGC guidelines also ask the institutions to encourage the students to sensitise their respective households about the harmful effects of plastics and make their households ‘plastic-free’. The guidelines are an effort to encourage the universities and colleges to adopt policies and practices towards cleaner and plastic-free campuses. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&K The guidelines also ask the higher education institutions, which have adopted villages under the Unnat Bharat Abhiyan, to undertake a campaign in their adopted villages till they are converted into ‘plastic-free villages’ through promoting awareness and encouraging shift to alternative products. The higher education regulator, while issuing the guidelines, said that plastic waste has emerged as one of the biggest environmental concerns adversely impacting the soil, water, health and well-being of citizens at large and that time has come for a systematic campaign to reduce the usage of plastics. It added that the educational institutions have the unique spread and influence to educate the students and households on the need to avoid the usage of plastics. Prime Minister Modi in his Independence Day speech had urged citizens to eliminate the use of single-use plastic, besides suggesting that shopkeepers should provide eco-friendly bags to the customers. Subsequently, in his monthly “Mann Ki Baat” address, Modi had said that the time has come for the citizens to join hands in curbing single-use plastic.
New Delhi: The Mumbai unit of the Income Tax Department, after an investigation aided by information received from agencies in several countries, has served notices to members of the Mukesh Ambani family under provisions of the 2015 Black Money Act. In a closely guarded move, notices were served on March 28, 2019 in the names of Mukesh Ambani’s wife Nita Ambani and their three children for their alleged “undisclosed foreign income and assets”.The I-T probe began after the government received details of an estimated 700 Indian individuals and entities holding accounts in HSBC Geneva in 2011. This was followed by an investigation by The Indian Express and the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (February 2015) — called Swiss Leaks — which expanded the number of HSBC Geneva account holders to 1,195. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details It was The Indian Express investigation that had first revealed how a cluster of 14 HSBC Geneva bank accounts with a cumulative balance of $601 million held by offshore entities in tax havens were all linked, through a complex chain of associates and offshore holdings, to the Reliance Group.Details of the Income Tax investigation report dated February 4, 2019 and the notices sent on March 28, 2019 reveal that members of the Ambani family are named as “ultimate beneficiaries” of one of these 14 entities, the Capital Investment Trust, through various foreign and domestic entities. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from Thursday Responding to questions sent by The Indian Express on the notices and the key allegations, a Reliance spokesperson replied: “We deny all the contents of your email including receipt of any such notice.” However, The Indian Express has learnt that the notices were served after a protracted “back and forth” between the Mumbai unit and the top brass of the Central Board of Direct Taxes. Final clearances were given days before the notices were served. Details reveal that the notices, from the office of the Additional Commissioner of Income Tax 3(3), Mumbai, were served under Sub-Section (I) of Section 10 of the Black Money (Undisclosed Foreign Income and Assets) and Imposition of Tax Act, 2015. There are details of how Capital Investment Trust was created on November 5, 2003 with one C J Damani as its Settlor/ Economic Contributor. The Trust’s initial funding was just $1,000. It owned an entity named Thames Global Limited which, in turn, owned Infrastructure Company Limited and Antalis Management Limited based in the British Virgin Islands. The IT Department notice has also alleged that the Ambanis failed to disclose details and holdings in the Capital Investment Trust and in its “underlying company,” the Cayman Islands-based Infrastructure Company Limited of which they were also ultimate beneficiaries. The notice states that the assessees were ultimate beneficiaries of another entity named Harinarayan Enterprises, having a Mumbai address. Citing “non-compliance,” the notice states that following provisions introduced in the 2012 Finance Bill, the assessees were required to disclose details of all foreign bank accounts, Trusts as well as financial interest/ immovable property or assets held outside India. And that the assessees also did not avail of the Black Money Disclosure Scheme of 2015 under which a four-month compliance window was given to declare any foreign income or assets. The notice clarifies that in this case, the officer proposes to assess the “Undisclosed Foreign Asset” in Previous Year (PY) 2018-2019 relevant to Assessment Year (AY) 2019-2020. The assessees have been asked to produce accounts/ documents/ evidence in their support either in person or through authorised representatives. The first date of hearing fixed for the case was April 12, 2019. The notices are based on the IT Department’s investigation which was finalised about three months before the notices were served. Its key findings: * Records received from overseas under foreign exchange treaties show that Infrastructure Company Limited invested $400 million on February 9, 2004 in GDRs of Reliance Ports & Terminals (RPTL) and Reliance Utilities & Power Ltd (RUPL). However, the name of this investor (Infrastructure Company Limited) does not appear in the list of shareholders of the two Indian companies. This $400 million ultimately reached RIHPL (Reliance Industries Holding Pvt Ltd) whose ultimate beneficiaries are the four members of the Ambani family. * Foreign assets were obtained via The Bank of New York Mellon in the form of GDRs in the year 2002-03 and after transfer/ demerger/ amalgamation, the funds reached Reliance Industries Holding Private Limited having a share capital of Rs 5 lakh only. The shareholder of this company was a private Trust named Harinarayan Enterprises with four beneficiaries belonging to the Ambani family. Inquiries with The Bank of New York Mellon showed that it acted as the global custodian of the GDRs and was neither the owner nor beneficial owner of the GDRs. It is concluded that the two Indian companies “tried to hide” the names of owners and beneficial owners of GDRs by incorporating the name of Bank of New York as investors/ shareholders.(Inputs From The Indian Express)
HALIFAX – On March 28, 2015, an Airbus A320-211, operating as Air Canada Flight 624, flew from Toronto to Halifax with 133 passengers and five crew members. Here is how the Transportation Safety Board chronicles the flight’s progress — and its crash landing in blizzard conditions (some times approximate):10:05 p.m. — Plane leaves Lester B. Pearson International Airport for Stanfield International Airport.10:56 — Air Canada tells flight crew an Air Canada flight had landed on Halifax’s Runway 05 after a missed approach due to insufficient visibility. The crew determines conditions are suitable for the aircraft to land.11:25 — Because of weather conditions, the Stanfield controller tells crew to hold at 9,000 feet.12:07 — Captain indicates flight will have to divert to Moncton if the weather does not improve within 20 minutes.12:16 — Tower controller tells flight crew visibility is a half-mile in snow and drifting snow, and that vertical visibility is 300 feet. Flight crew determines they will carry out an approach to Runway 05.12:17 — Crew asks tower to confirm runway lights are on setting 5. The tower controller, who is also dealing with snowplows on the runway and an aircraft taxiing for Runway 05, says lights are currently on setting 4, but would be on setting 5 in time for the landing.12:27 — Tower controller clears AC624 to land; runway lights remain at setting 4.12:27 — As aircraft descends, its flight path diverges because of wind variations. Divergence continues to increase throughout the approach.12:29 — Captain disconnects autopilot, and plane makes automated calls they are 100 and then 50 feet above land. Co-pilot says to pull up. AC624 severs an electrical power line, cutting power to the airport terminal.12:29 — The captain advances thrust levers to the takeoff go-around and pulls side-stick to the full nose-up position. A left main tire hits an approach light 861 feet from the runway threshold.12:30 — The main landing gear, aft lower fuselage, and left engine cowling strike the snow-covered ground on an embankment sloping up toward the runway. The plane strikes the localizer antenna array and continues airborne before striking the ground twice more and then sliding along the runway.12:30 — Aircraft comes to rest about 1,900 feet beyond the threshold. It has completely lost power.12:30 — Tower controller activates crash alarm.12:32 — As passengers complete evacuation, firefighters arrive at accident site.12:36 — Passengers, many wearing open-toed shoes, shorts, and T-shirts and carrying baggage, are grouped about 200 metres behind the aircraft in frigid temperatures. Occupants with more severe injuries sit in emergency vehicles.12:42 — Firefighters confirm everyone has evacuated the aircraft and request transportation to bring them to shelter.1:22 — About 50 minutes after the aircraft came to a stop, all remaining passengers are transported to an indoor holding area.
CALGARY, A.B. – A research report by AltaCorp Capital shows the number of companies actively drilling in Canada has declined by 40 percent since the oil price crash of late 2014.The analysis cites industry data which shows only 26 drilling contractors have been working so far in 2019, 17 fewer than observed in 2014.It says consolidation is the biggest reason companies have disappeared, with seven companies holding about 17 percent of market share being purchased over the period, including CanElson Drilling in 2015, Savanna Drilling in 2017 and Trinidad Drilling in 2018. It says insolvency removed four companies, although the market share held by those firms was just one percent. Two companies which together held about one percent of market share in 2014 are simply inactive, they have rigs but aren’t operating them.One company left the Canadian market and the fate of four other missing names isn’t known. There is just one new entrant on the 2019 list.The report says the Canadian drilling market would benefit from more consolidation given recent declines in drilling activity but says acquisitions are unlikely given high debt levels in the larger players and the relatively unattractive assets available.“Ultimately, we expect that rig transfers out of Canada, smaller one-off asset sales and gradual atrophy of older and less relevant rigs, will be the primary drivers of further Canadian industry concentration over the near-to-mid-term,” the report concludes.
Dhaka: West Indies great and Bangladesh bowling coach Courtney Walsh on Monday warned that bowling conditions in Britain would make the upcoming World Cup a tough test for the South Asian side. The ten-team tournament will run from May 30 to July 14 in England and Wales. “It will be a big challenge,” Walsh told reporters in Dhaka. “There are going to be some good cricket wickets, which are batting-friendly. We have to be intelligent, and try to execute well. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over Chandigarh”We have to read the conditions and the surfaces we play. Some places the ball might swing more than the others. We have to assess when we get there.” Walsh, who played four World Cups for the West Indies between 1987 and 1999, tipped the bowlers to rely on their variations to be successful. “Most of the wickets will be docile and flat. We have to work on our variations and execution,” he said. “Everybody studies one another these days. So they know our strengths and weaknesses. Likewise, we also know theirs.” Walsh will be overseeing a Bangladesh pace bowling unit already grappling with injury problems. The Caribbean star revealed that three of his five charges — Mustafizur Rahman, Rubel Hossain and Mohammad Saifuddin — were injured. “We need to get them back into bowling, within the right frame of mind, and be sharp enough to do a bit of bowling in Ireland and be ready for the World Cup,” he said.
Rabat- The Irish news website Independent has recently published a news story which compares Morocco’s global gross domestic product to the wealth of Ireland’s richest 300 in 2014.This week, the Independent published a list of wealthy Irish citizens. The Irish independent said Ireland’s 300 wealthiest people “are now worth more than the entire economy of Morocco.”The wealthy elite have net assets of €70.74bn this year, while Morocco’s Global Domestic Product is estimated at €69.25bn. Forbes magazine published an article last November in which it highlighted that three Moroccans are among Africa’s 50 billionaires.The list of Moroccan billionaires is led by Outmane Benjelloun with a net worth of worth of $2.8 billion. He is followed by Miloud Chaabi, with $1.9 billion, Minister of Agriculture Aziz Akhannouch, with an estimated $1.4 billion fortune and Anas Sefrioui with $1.3 billion.Edited by Jessica Rohan© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed
23 September 2009The consumption of drugs should be made illegal to break the increasingly close links with production, trafficking and organized crime, Colombia’s President told the General Assembly today as he warned about the dangers posed by the illicit drug industry. Álvaro Uribe Vélez told the start of the Assembly’s annual General Debate, held at UN Headquarters in New York, that proposals to legalize drug use did not make sense given the tightening nexus between consumption and production.“The old division between producer and consumer countries has disappeared,” he said. “Colombia began as a space for trafficking, broke into production and today suffers as a consumer. Those who started as consumers increase production. All peoples are exposed to the risks of production, trafficking and consumption.”Mr. Uribe urged UN Member States to “reflect on the need to make consumption illegal,” rather than to advocate for the legalization of drugs.“There is no coherence between the severity facing production and trafficking and the permissiveness of consumption. This has led to murderous micro-trafficking in cities, to encouraging consumption by adolescents and youth and to involving children in the criminal enterprise.“We are advancing in the constitutional process to make consumption illegal, making sure not to confuse the sick addict with the criminal distributor.”The Colombian President said the only reason now for terrorism in his country was the illicit drug industry, with criminals more open about their connection to the drug trade and their tactics, such as abductions.But he said authorities in the South American country, where Government forces, rebels, paramilitary groups and criminal gangs have fought over four decades, were having success in combating criminal activity and what he described as “paramilitarism.”
14 November 2011The implementation of United Nations-mandated energy-efficiency measures will lead to a significant reduction in carbon emissions from ships and an increase in savings in fuel costs to the shipping industry, according to a study released today by the UN International Maritime Organization (IMO). The study found that by 2020 an average of 151.5 million tons of carbon dioxide will be reduced every year, and this figure will increase to 330 million tons by 2030. The measures to enhance fuel efficiency were introduced in July and entail technical as well as operational aspects to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from international shipping. The regulations require new ships to be designed to be more energy efficient by making it mandatory to adopt the Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI). The measures are non-prescriptive as ship designers and builders are free to use whatever solution they want for each particular ship as long as the required energy-efficiency level is attained.The new measures also require ships to implement a plan which sets out how energy savings can be made for each ship. Each package will differ depending on the type of ship, cargo and route, among other factors.The regulations will apply to all ships of 400 gross tonnage and above, and are expected to enter into force on 1 January 2013. This is the first time that energy-efficiency measures are mandated for the international transport sector. In a news release issued by the agency, the IMO said further work will be carried out on market-based measures next year. These measures would place a price on greenhouse gas emissions, providing an economic incentive for the maritime industry to invest in more fuel-efficient ships and technologies, and to operate ships in a more energy-efficient manner. In addition, these measures can generate funds that could be used, for other projects, such as mitigating climate change in developing countries.
TORONTO — The Toronto stock market closed at its highest level in two weeks on Tuesday as oil prices rose and encouraging data emerged on the U.S. economy.Here are the closing numbersTSX — 12,642.19 up 47.92 pointsS&P 500 — 1,694.16 up 4.69 pointsDow — 15,451.01 up 31.33 pointsNasdaq — 3,684.44 up 14.49 pointsThe S&P/TSX composite index was up 47.92 points to 12,642.19.The Canadian dollar was down 0.38 of a cent to 96.68 cents US.Energy stocks were ahead 0.2% as the September crude contract gained 72 cents to settle at US$106.83 a barrel.December gold bullion dropped $13.70 to US$1,320.50 an ounce, while September copper increased one cent to US$3.31 a pound.The TSX financials sector moved up 0.6% ahead of bank earnings season which kicks off later this month. Royal Bank (TSX:RY) increased $1.14 to $64.05.Information technology stocks were mostly higher, with the sector rising 0.8%.BlackBerry (TSX:BB) shares were volatile, closing ahead 1.7% after rising about 10% earlier in the session. The company announced Monday that it was exploring its “strategic options,” which could include a possible sale. Its stock ended up 19 cents to $11.32.Wall Street traders responded positively to the latest data on the U.S. economy. The Commerce Department says retail sales edged up 0.2% in July from June, despite a drop in auto sales.The Dow was up 31.33 points to 15,451.01, the Nasdaq rose 14.49 points to 3,684.44 and the S&P 500 gained 4.69 points to 1,694.16.“The U.S. economy is gaining some strength… and continues to do better,” said Allan Small, senior advisor at DWM Securities.“The numbers that are coming out of retail sales are strong enough we’re not talking a recession, but not strong enough that we’re going like gangbusters.”A rise in U.S. Treasury yields lifted financial companies, as higher interest rates could help them generate better profit margins. Growth-oriented sectors like industrial and technology companies gained on signs that Europe is poised to emerge from recession. That helped offset declines in homebuilders and other stocks that are sensitive to rising borrowing costs.The yield on the 10-year note climbed close to its highest in two years after industrial production in the eurozone rose in June from the month before and investor confidence rose in Germany, the region’s biggest economy. European sales account for about 10% of revenue for companies in the Standard & Poor’s 500 index, according to data from S&P Dow Jones Indices.The yield, which rises when bond prices fall, is also climbing on speculation that the Federal Reserve will cut its stimulus as soon as the economy recovers. Atlanta Fed President Dennis Lockhart said Tuesday that it was too early to say when the bank would ease back on its stimulus, but hinted that it would likely happen before the end of the year.In corporate developments, rewards point operator Aimia Inc. (TSX:AIM) is likely to face heightened competition in the coming months after ending a longtime partnership with CIBC (TSX:CM). While the company has secured a new partnership agreement with TD Bank (TSX:TD) for a credit card, competitors see the changes as an opportunity to lure away customers.A spokesperson for American Express Canada says the company will step up promotions in the coming months. Aimia reported late Monday a second-quarter net loss of $415.2-million or $2.43 per share, compared to a profit of $35-million or 19 cents per share a year ago. The company’s stock was ahead 22 cents to $16.15.Iamgold (TSX:IMG) fell to a second-quarter loss of US$28.4-million from a profit a year earlier as the company took impairment charges related to its investments. The Toronto-based gold miner, which reports in U.S. dollars, reported a loss of eight cents per share, compared to a profit of $52.9-million or 14 cents per share during the same quarter last year. Revenue was down 17% to $301.1-million. Shares rose 12 cents to $5.62.Onex Corp. (TSX:OCX) reported a second-quarter net loss of US$718 million or $5.38 per share compared to a net loss of $172-million or $1.75 per share during the prior year. Shares gained $1.23 to $53.20.Torstar Corp. (TSX:TS.B) flagship newspaper the Toronto Star has begun charging a fee for non-subscribers who access its website more than 10 times a month. The plan will cost $9.99 a month plus HST after that, but will be free for most home subscribers. The company’s shares were ahead one cent to $5.70.And Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:APPL) shares gained nearly five per cent after billionaire investor Carl Icahn urged the company to buy back more stock. Icahn said on Twitter that he has a large position in Apple and believes the company’s stock is “extremely undervalued.” The tech company’s shares gained $22.21 to close at $489.57. TOP STORIESBill Ackman resigns from JC Penney board after Soros backs CEORailway at centre of Lac-Mégantic tragedy ordered to cease operating in CanadaFears grow that fracking chemicals are making shale oil a disaster waiting to happenBlackBerry’s cheaper Q5 phone goes on sale in Canada todayWHAT’S ON DECK WEDNESDAY ECONOMIC NEWSUNITED STATES8:30 a.m.Producer price index (July): Economists expect a 0.3% rise from the month before, 2.4% increase year over year CORPORATE NEWSCANADAAg Growth International Inc Q2 earnings: Analysts expect 66¢ a share Delphi Energy Corporation Q2 earnings: Analysts expect loss of 2¢ a share Fortress Paper Ltd Q2 earnings: Analysts expect loss of 53¢ Linamar Corp Q2 earnings: Analysts expect 80¢ a share Metro Inc ‘a’ Q2 earnings: Analysts expect $1.53 a share Paladin Labs Inc Q2 earnings: Analysts expect 54¢ a share Rona Incorporated Q2 earnings: Analysts expect 32¢ a share Silver Wheaton Corp Q2 earnings: Analysts expect 24¢ a share Uranium One IncQ2 earnings: Analysts expect 1¢ a share UNITED STATESDeere & Company Q3 earnings: Analysts expect $2.17 a share Macy’s, Inc. 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LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Asia Durr has always been known as a scorer. Now, Louisville’s top player is finding other ways to beat opponents.The senior guard scored 25 points for the No. 5 Cardinals, who reeled off an 85-68 victory over visiting Nebraska Thursday night in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. However, she also added a career-high eight assists in the win.“It felt great out there tonight,” said Durr, who made 8-of-17 shots and 4-of-9 3-pointers. “Every time I drove, they would pinch in. So, my teammates were there, and they made some great shots tonight.”Playing a team that has four starters returning from an NCAA Tournament trip last season, the Cardinals (7-0) never really dominated in the first three quarters, but they weren’t really threatened either. After the first quarter, the Huskers (2-4) never got closer than five points to the Cardinals, and that came with 6:30 left in the first half.Louisville finally broke away with a 10-2 run than spanned the final minute of the third quarter and the first 1:38 of the fourth that. Bionca Dunham’s inside jumper made it 68-52 with 8:22 left in the game.The Cardinals led by as many as 24 points in the final period, and it was with Durr dealing. Louisville’s fifth-leading career scorer got five assists in the fourth quarterDurr, a senior guard and national player of the year candidate, didn’t just provide a scoring punch. She added a career-high eight assists before leaving the game with 3:21 left. Five of those came in the final quarter.“She’s really starting to see the floor much better, and I think that’s something she can continue to do for us,” Louisville coach Walz said.Sam Fuehring added 14 points and 10 rebounds for Louisville, while Arica Carter pitched in 12 points.Maddie Simon scored a season-high 16 points to lead the Cornhuskers, who also got a season-high 15 points from Hannah Whitish.BIG PICTURENebraska: Having already played two ranked teams, the Cornhuskers didn’t come into the Yum Center the least bit intimidated. They shot 56 per cent in the first quarter and even led midway through the period. However, it wasn’t enough to overcome their season-high 23 turnovers.“Their defence is very relentless, and so it kind of just wears you down,” Nebraska coach Amy Williams said.Louisville: While the Cardinals defence has been good at forcing turnovers, it has been a little shaky of late in allowing opponents better looks at the rim. After keeping their first four opponents under 40 per cent, the Cardinals have allowed 45.8 per cent in the last three games.While Walz acknowledges there’s room for improvement, he also said there are worse problems to have early in the season.“I’d rather be sitting here trying to get better defensively than trying to figure out how to score,” he said.FAMILIAR FOESThe game was a reunion of sorts as Walz was an assistant at Nebraska 20 years ago when Williams was a Cornhusker. The head coach of that team, Paul Sanderford, sat courtside and then got a chance to meet with his proteges afterward.Walz spoke highly of Williams, who led a 15-win turnaround in just her second season at her alma mater last year en route to a 21-11 campaign.“Amy’s done a fantastic job,” he said. “She does a great job of recruiting to the style she wants to play. I expect them to do well in the Big Ten.”BANNERS UPBefore the game, Louisville unveiled its banner for reaching last season’s Final Four, and in doing so, the school showcased the new, more conspicuous spot for the program’s achievements. The banner, along with ones for the 2009 and 2013 NCAA finalist teams, now stand next to the men’s Final Four and championship banners at the north end of the Yum Center.Previously, they were positioned elsewhere in rafters, but Walz and others contended they were harder to see behind the light banks.UP NEXTNebraska: The Cornhuskers venture to Omaha Sunday for an afternoon contest against Creighton.Louisville: The Cardinals play their third of six straight home games on Sunday when they host Tennessee State.Steve Bittenbender, The Associated Press
Hudbay Minerals says it has received the approved Mine Plan of Operations (MPO) for the Rosemont copper project from the US Forest Service.This completes the required permitting process for the project given Hudbay received the Section 404 Water Permit earlier this month.Alan Hair, Hudbay’s President and CEO, said: “With the receipt of the Section 404 Water Permit, an agreement to consolidate 100% ownership and receipt of the approved MPO, Hudbay continues to move the project forward.“Rosemont is now a fully-permitted, shovel-ready copper project and we look forward to developing this world-class asset.”Rosemont, some 48 km southeast of Tucson, Arizona, is one of the world’s largest undeveloped copper projects. A 2017 feasibility study showed Rosemont could produce 112,000 tons (101,605 t) of copper over its life of mine and, based on a $3/Ib copper price, deliver a 15.5% after-tax unlevered internal rate of return.
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