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first_imgShare on WhatsApp Share on Twitter Share on Messenger The Austrian champions, semi-finalists last season, drew level in the 55th minute when Hannes Wolf collected a Takumi Minamino flick and cut the ball back for the Israel international Munas Dabbur to squeeze his shot past Craig Gordon from six yards.Just after the hour, Andreas Ulmer’s cutback was tucked away by Minamino at the second attempt, before Forrest bundled over Ulmer inside the box after being caught in possession. He was sent off for denying a clear scoring opportunity and Dabbur took care of the spot-kick.Victory for Salzburg put them top of Group B. Celtic’s next game is at RB Leipzig on 25 October. The German side beat Rosenborg 3-1 in the group’s other game.Alfredo Morelos’s late goal sealed a 3-1 home win for Rangers against Rapid Vienna. Villarreal drew 3-3 with Rangers’ next opponents Spartak Moscow in the group’s other match in Moscow.Loris Karius, on loan from Liverpool, had another European night to forget for Besiktas at Malmö in Group I. Andreas Vindheim’s cross deflected off Caner Erkin and arced over the German goalkeeper’s outstretched hand into the net. The Swedish side went on to win 2-0. Read more news Red Bull Salzburg In Group F, Milan hit back after trailing early to beat Olympiakos 3-1 at the San Siro. Miguel Guerrero grabbed a shock lead only for Milan to hit back through a Patrick Cutrone double and one from Gonzalo Higuaín. In the group’s other game, Antonio Sanabria, Giovani Lo Celso and Cristian Tello propelled Real Betis to a 3-0 win against the Luxembourg minnows Dudelange. Bayer Leverkusen fought back from a goal down to seal a 4-2 Group A win against AEK Larnaca at the BayArena. The club belied their poor Bundesliga form to overhaul Ivan Trickovski’s opener through strikes by Kai Havertz, two from Lucas Alario and one from Julian Brandt, while Dimitris Raspas brought up the second for the Cypriot side. Arsenal’s Group E rivals Sporting Lisbon snatched a 2-1 win at Vorskla Poltava as Fredy Montero and Jovane Cabral scored in injury time in response to Vladyslav Kulach’s early effort for the hosts.In Group D, Dinamo Zagreb won 2-0 at 10-man Anderlecht and Fenerbahce beat Spartak Trnava 2-0 thanks to a double from Islam Slimani, on loan from Leicester. Sokratis Papastathopoulos strikes early as Arsenal pass Qarabag test with ease Alfredo Morelos plays Rangers’ Euro star in victory over Rapid Vienna Celtic Olympiakoscenter_img Europa League Share via Email Share on Pinterest Read more The Fiver: sign up and get our daily football email. Topics Share on LinkedIn Milan Reuse this content Share on Facebook Red Bull Salzburg proved too good for Celtic as they came back from an early deficit to beat Brendan Rodgers’s side 3-1 in Group B. James Forrest was sent off in the second half and in the process presented Salzburg with a penalty to seal the win.The French striker Odsonne Édouard gave Celtic the lead at the Red Bull Arena after less than two minutes when he used his strength before firing in from 12 yards.last_img read more

first_imgPhilippe Coutinho’s loan move from Barcelona to Bayern Munich hadn’t even been finalised, yet rival players were already hailing him as “the best footballer in Germany”.The Copa America winner is used to that sort of acclaim back home in Brazil and was a hero at Anfield during his time with Liverpool, but he never felt the same love during his season and a half in Catalunya.Coutinho became Barcelona’s record signing in January 2018, arriving for an initial €120 million (£105m/$136m). The Brazilian was intended to be Andres Iniesta’s heir at Camp Nou – the creative force that would make chances for Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez, which he was able to do sporadically in his first few months at the club. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Ernesto Valverde deployed him on the wing in a 4-2-2-2 approach, with Ousmane Dembele often on the other flank supporting Messi and Suarez. With two attacking players in the middle, Coutinho was often forced to stay wide rather than cut inside onto his stronger foot, which had been a trademark of his time at Liverpool.His best successes came in a 4-3-3 system, even bagging a hat-trick in Barcelona’s penultimate game of the 2017-18 campaign when Messi had been rested. A week later, the Argentine was left out again and Coutinho scored the only goal of the game against Real Sociedad, dribbling through the middle before curling the ball into the corner with a beautiful right-footed finish.Iniesta’s departure last summer saw Valverde retain the 4-3-3, but Coutinho was initially pushed further back to allow Messi to play in the attacking trio alongside Suarez and Dembele. When he was finally given a start on the left wing, Coutinho’s form improved with goals against Sevilla and Real Madrid. He opened the scoring in the famous 5-1 Clasico thumping of Real Madrid – which Messi watched from the stands – while Suarez bagged a hat-trick in a tremendous team performance.However, these performances were not enough to convince Valverde to start him in every game, nor were they enough for Barcelona fans, who expected more from their record signing. Club captain Gerard Pique came out in Coutinho’s defence when the attacker was booed against Rayo Vallecano.”We have to accept the reaction of the fans – but from the inside we have to give him our support,” Pique told Marca. “Philippe is having a good season. Obviously, his cost was very high so that means there are more expectations of his performance level. It is what it is.”GFX Brandt on CoutinhoAfter he scored against Manchester United in the Champions League, the Brazilian put his fingers to his ears, later claiming: “I have always been someone who respects everybody. The truth is that this [celebration] was for the people to see that I have to block out the sound in order to focus on a match or on my job so that it won’t affect me.”With just five league goals in 2018-19, Coutinho is seen as an expensive flop by many around Camp Nou, with supporters glad to see him off the books following his loan move to Bayern Munich.His loan move to the Allianz Arena, with a view to a €120m permanent transfer, has been greeted much more positively, with even Borussia Dortmund’s Julian Brandt feeling compelled to celebrate his arrival.”Coutinho is an awesome player, I’m a big fan. He was fantastic at Liverpool. I think he played very well at Barcelona, too, even though he was under the microscope a bit more,” Brandt told the Bundesliga’s official website.”He’s a real boon for the Bundesliga. I’m delighted that such a player has decided to move to the Bundesliga.”GFX Grujic on CoutinhoThat sentiment is shared by on-loan Hertha Berlin midfielder Marko Grujic, who knows Coutinho from his time at Liverpool. Grujic is even more in awe of the 27-year-old, who he believes is now the Bundesliga’s best player – eclipsing even Marco Reus and Robert Lewandowski.“It’s a big thing for the whole Bundesliga to have the possibility to see Coutinho play now,” the Serbian told Bild.“He is a special and exciting player, he does crazy things. He’s got incredible tricks and skills in his locker. I enjoyed every training session with him in Liverpool. He will be by far the best footballer in Germany.”Coutinho will be able to have more success in his preferred position at Bayern. He will succeed the legendary Franck Ribery, a player who also become synonymous with cutting inside onto his stronger foot. Head coach Niko Kovac has utilised both a 4-2-3-1 and 4-3-3 with Bayern, meaning that he has plenty of options for his versatile new signing.The Brazilian could be an option on the left wing, in midfield, or even in the No.10 role where James Rodriguez often impressed during his loan spell in Bavaria. Wherever he plays, Coutinho will make a difference and his new team-mates are expecting him to make an instant impact due to his outstanding ability.“I don’t think he’ll need that much time to adapt to our system and ideas,” Lewandowski told Bild. “”I think he’s the sort of player that can settle in without many problems. He is a top player. Such a player could be the difference in whether you win something or not.”Coutinho would have continued to win trophies had he stayed at Barcelona, but now, out of Messi’s shadow, he can bag medals while also showing that he remains one of the world’s best players.last_img read more

first_imgMalaika Arora is all set for gym in neon green crop top and mini shorts, flaunts her enviable absMalaika Arora took to Instagram today to post a picture of her all set for workout in a neon green crop top and black mini shorts. The diva looks stunning like always in the pictures.advertisement India Today Web Desk New DelhiJuly 13, 2019UPDATED: July 13, 2019 13:33 IST Malaika Arora gets ready for the gymMalaika Arora is one of the Bollywood stars who prove every day that age is just a number. The 43-year-old, who is aging like a fine wine, is known for her healthy and inspiring lifestyle and for hitting the gym every day.Recently, the diva took to her Instagram account to post a picture of herself in gym clothes all set for a workout session.In the post, one can see Malaika posing inside a lift in front of the mirror to click the a selfie. She even captioned the picture, “Liftfie.” For her workout session, baring her enviable toned abs, Malaika donned a neon green crop top over a pair of black mini shorts.The gorgeous diva, who is dating Arjun Kapoor, paired the ensemble with black and white training shoes, a middle-parted low bun, subtle make-up and nude lips. For a long time, Arjun and Malaika remained tight-lipped about their relationship, though they confirmed their relationship with a loved-up picture from New York.Malaika and Arjun left for New York to celebrate the Panipat actor’s birthday there and have been posting a lot of pictures from the city.ALSO SEE | Malaika Arora stretches flawlessly in sports bra and tights. Thanks yoga for changing her lifeALSO WATCH | Malaika Arora and Arjun Kapoor the newest lovebirds in B-TownGet 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 byKrishna Priya Pallavi Tags :Follow Malaika Arora Nextlast_img read more

first_imgKeeping in shape is a struggle. Life gets in the way, and suddenly, that gym visit we planned gets pushed aside for work, or a date, or even happy hour. Discipline is tough. The newly launched Nike+ Fuelband SE and Nike+ Fuelband App helps keep you on track with your daily physical activity.The newest iteration of the Nike+ Fuelband looks so cool, it’s like something that came out of The Matrix. Not only that, but it’s water resistant, so you don’t have to worry about moisture getting in your way. If you’re not sure if you should purchase one here are a few reasons why:Bluetooth TechnologyThis special device is equipped with Bluetooth 4.0 technology, so that it’s always linked with the Nike+ Fuelband App.SessionsThis new feature allows you to track a particular activity during your day. Your morning walk to work can be considered a session, and your evening spin class can be another. That way, you can track your progress each time you participate in a different exercise.Win the HourWin the Hour helps you keep your progress in check. Are you hitting your targets? Wonderful. Win the Hour pushes you harder. Not hitting your targets? Win the Hour will help you get there by letting you know if you miss them by keeping you motivated through reminders.Fuel RateThis helps you know just how much Nike Fuel you’re earning so you can see the intensity of your movement.GroupsNeed to get by with a little help from your friends? Groups allows you to get with a group of exercise partners so that you can set a goal and stay motivated together.MilestonesNeed a reward? This feature will let you know when you’ve achieved your best by giving you a virtual pat on the back.Need any more reason to buy this handy tool? Check it out here.Order the Nike+ Fuelband SE at nike.com. 15 Best Subscription Boxes for Men Who Love Gifts A Beginner’s Guide to Road Biking NASCAR Driver Brad Keselowski on Crashing, Winning, and Creating a Legacy Editors’ Recommendations The Best Leg Exercises for Sculpted Calves, Quads, and More 14 Scandinavian Clothing Brands You Need to Knowlast_img read more

first_img Rehabilitation works on the Annotto Bay Hospital in St. Mary have been completed at a cost of more than $90 million.The project, spearheaded by the Ministry of Health, was undertaken to repair infrastructural damage sustained by the 146 year-old institution during Hurricane Sandy’s passage in October 2012.Refurbishing work  was done  on the female medical, paediatric, and maternity wards; Accident and Emergency unit, doctors’ and nurses’ quarters, and porters’ lodge; kitchen and  laundry room, and the roadway was repaired. These were complemented by the provision of a new ambulance.Funding was provided by a wide cross section of public and private sector stakeholders. Chief among these were: the National Health Fund (NHF); Culture, Health, Arts, Sports and Education (CHASE) Fund; Japanese Embassy in Jamaica; and the RJR Communications Group. A significant number of community organizations and persons also contributed to the cause.Rehabilitation of the Annotto Bay Hospital is consistent with the government’s 2013/14 strategic focus on human capital development, with emphasis on the enhancement and strengthening of health care at the primary, secondary, and tertiary levels.The newly refurbished institution was re-dedicated during a ceremony on Friday (October 11).Guest speaker, Health Minister, Hon. Dr. Fenton Ferguson, said he was “deeply moved” by the “tremendous outpouring” of support for the hospital, following the disaster. The responses, he added, are indicative that “we can move the health sector forward with a shared vision.”The Minister underscored Annotto Bay Hospital’s importance to the island’s north east region, noting that it provides direct health care for nearly 200,000 persons in St. Mary, and sections of the adjoining parishes of St. Ann, and Portland.Dr. Ferguson informed that in 2010, the institution recorded some 7,118 admissions; 25,125 visits to the Accident and Emergency Unit; and a total of 48,546 patients received medical attention.“Those figures indicate…how essential the services of this hospital are to persons in (that) section of the island. It also brings to bear, how important it was for us to focus on upgrading the facility to better serve its users,” he said.The Minister said “it is no secret” that the Government is not able to provide all the financing necessary to further modernize Jamaica’s health sector. In this regard, he argued, partnerships “are the way to go.”“The private sector, international agencies, and non-governmental organizations are critical stakeholders to move the country towards a path of development. Health care and development are two sides of the same coin; without one the other cannot be achieved. This is the type of inclusive governance that we need in Jamaica to move health care and other important sectors forward,” Dr. Ferguson argued.He thanked all stakeholders who contributed to the rehabilitation effort, and  lauded the  hospital’s staff and patients who “patiently endured the on-going work.”Meanwhile,  Japanese Ambassador to Jamaica, His Excellency Yasuo Takase, noted that the Embassy’s input of approximately $11 million (US$123,000) was facilitated through Japan’s Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Project. The contribution was used to assist in refurbishing the female ward.Ambassador Takese pointed out that “human security” is a priority focus for the Japanese government in executing international assistance to developing countries, like Jamaica.“The basic concept of the human security (focus) is to provide protection and empowerment to the vulnerable group of people in the society, with special emphasis on gender issues. It is in line with (this) policy that the Embassy of Japan assisted with the refurbishing of the female ward at the Annotto Bay Hospital. I am very pleased to see the wonderful job (undertaken on the ward), which will cater to the medical needs of women in the communities,” he said.Other speakers included: Custos Rotulorum emeritus for St. Mary, Hon. Alric ‘Bobby’ Pottinger, who represented Hon. Jeffrey McKitty; Port Maria’s Mayor, Councillor Levan Freeman; the hospital’s Senior Medical Officer, Dr. Ray Fraser; North East Regional Health Authority (NERHA) Chairman, Leon Gordon; RJR Communications Group Managing Director, Gary Allen; and Member of Parliament for South East St. Mary, where the hospital is located, Dr. Winston Green. Rehabilitation works on the Annotto Bay Hospital in St. Mary have been completed at a cost of more than $90 million. Refurbishing work was done on the female medical, paediatric, and maternity wards; Accident and Emergency unit among other units The newly refurbished institution was re-dedicated during a ceremony on Friday (October 11). Story Highlightslast_img read more

first_img The Income Tax Act will also have some new provisions that will provide for creation of: a graduate tax credit, which will give $1,000 to reduce income taxes for students who have graduated from an eligible post-secondary program and who pay taxes in Nova Scotia a child care benefit tax credit, for parents and guardians of children under the age of six who receive the federal Universal Child Care Benefit. The credit will offset provincial taxes resulting from this taxable federal benefit a new energy efficiency tax credit against the large corporations capital tax to help promote energy conservation and the use of renewable energy. Several amendments are being made to the Provincial Finance Act: The Equity Tax Credit Act will be amended to clarify a number of provisions related to labour sponsored venture capital corporations, to ensure the investment provisions operate as intended. As well, the act will change parts of legislation around community economic development investment funds, to give the funds more financial stability as their community initiatives grow. Changes to the Revenue Act will exempt biodiesel produced in Nova Scotia from motive fuel tax and will reduce the tax on private sale of used motor vehicles from 15 per cent to 14 per cent, consistent with the one per cent federal reduction in GST. Changes to the Sales Tax Act will enable the provision of the household energy rebate, that will take eight per cent off energy and electricity bills for Nova Scotia households, starting in January 2007. Related regulations needed to implement the program will be introduced later in the year, following consultation with industry partners. Minor housekeeping changes are being made to the Nova Scotia Film Development Corporation Act, The Environment Act, the Summary Proceedings Act, and the Highway 104 Western Alignment Act. The Public Service Act is also being amended to formalize recent changes to government structure and department names. The Financial Measures Act does not contain measures related to changes in the federal dividend tax credit. Once the federal legislation is available, Nova Scotia will introduce matching legislation designed to ensure provincial revenues from dividend taxes stay neutral. A fact sheet on the 2006-07 Financial Measures Act is available at www.gov.ns.ca/finance/ . Finance Minister Michael Baker introduced the Financial Measures Act today, July 5, to support a number of measures in the 2006-07 Nova Scotia budget, including tax relief for Nova Scotians. The act amends a total of 11 acts of the legislature. It is substantially the same as the legislation introduced on May 11, following the May 9 budget. “This legislation contains measures needed to give Nova Scotians the tax breaks announced in the budget,” said Mr. Baker. “We are taking steps to improve our economy, build a more competitive business environment, and help Nova Scotians keep more of their own money.” The Income Tax Act will be amended in several places to implement tax measures announced in the budget. Among the changes to existing income tax provisions are: increases in income tax exemptions and non-refundable tax credits for individuals phasing down and elimination in 2012 of the large corporations capital tax increases in the healthy living tax credit to $500 from $150 to help with the cost of registering children and youth in sport or recreation activities. to ensure that the province will be able to use federal Bill C48 funding for the specific purposes prescribed by the federal government, in the event the purposes differ from those outlined in the provincial Finance Act to give the province the authority to provide direct student loans from the consolidated fund, and to make sure that all revenues collected under the motive fuel tax, as well as net revenues from the Registry of Motor Vehicles, will be channeled directly into the construction and maintenance of highways. last_img read more

first_imgNew Delhi: After fleeing for more than four years, a man was arrested for killing an elderly person in Mansarovar Park area.The accused was nabbed from Barabanki in Uttar Pradesh. A reward of Rs.50,000 was declared by Delhi Police on the arrest of the accused person. Police identified the accused as Pardeep. Deputy Commissioner of Police (crime) Rajesh Deo said that on May 2015, the accused killed a man in Mansarovar Park area,” police said. “On June 7, the team arrested the accused from village Koilawar Manjha in Barabanki in UP,” added DCP Deo.last_img read more

first_imgNew Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday paid last respects to Lieutenant Colonel Gaurav Solanki, an Indian peacekeeper who drowned while kayaking in the Democratic Republic of Congo.Kejriwal participated in the last rites of the Army officer and spoke to his family members. “Late Lieutenant Colonel Gaurav Solanki, who was posted with the India contingent in the United Nations Peacekeeping Mission in Congo, was supposed to return in a few days,” he tweeted. “I participated in his last rites and paid my respects to him. May god give his family the strength to bear this loss,” he added. The Army officer went to Lake Kivu on September 8 for kayaking but did not return.last_img read more

first_imgHALIFAX — The great white sharks move torpedo-like through East Coast waters, cruelly efficient hunters with multiple rows of serrated teeth devouring seals and other prey.But the “fascinating” creatures are themselves being closely watched by international teams of scientists who are attempting to document their apparent renaissance in the northwest Atlantic.“We are seeing signs the conservation measures we’re taking are giving the animals a chance and enabling a comeback,” says Frederick Whoriskey, a marine biologist and ecologist at Dalhousie University.“But we don’t have the numbers (of their abundance) yet.”At her lab in Halifax’s Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Heather Bowlby, research lead at the federal Canadian Atlantic Shark Research Laboratory, is attempting to remedy that.She’s preparing an expedition for early August to build on the scant knowledge of these elusive creatures’ lives in Atlantic Canadian waters.Her three-person team will pull alongside the animals and rapidly attach a tag that records information, a potentially dangerous task given their immense power.The work is worth the effort, she says.“As a top predator, if the population can increase it suggests the ecosystem is healthy enough to support them, which is very important.”The biologist says there’s been “a definite increase in sightings” since fishing rules of the past decade protected animals caught on long lines and in weirs.Records go back over a century — complete with annotations such as an 1873 entry from a St. Pierre Bank, N.L., fisherman remarking, “teeth in dory.”However, the federal Fisheries Department’s partnership with American researcher Gregory Skomal, of the Massachusetts division of marine fisheries, and the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy, will provide more reliable information.Skomal’s group is preparing a population estimate in his area, where there’s evidence of what scientists refer to as a “hot spot” of sharks at various stages of life feasting on abundant seals off Cape Cod.“It seems to be their first stop on the highway on the drive from Florida to Canada, where you can find a pretty good meal,” Skomal explains in a telephone interview from his office.His team’s survey tags an animal and then returns to that area to see how many others are spotted or captured, before recapturing one of the original sharks from the prior visits.“We have to come up with that number for Cape Cod and then we can take a hard look at what proportion of our animals move into Canadian waters,” the American researcher explains.Skomal says so far his team has identified and tagged roughly 20 great whites — out of about 170 tagged in the area — that are prone to northward journeys over the five year study in his zone.In anticipation of their arrival off Nova Scotia, Bowlby’s team has access to arrays of acoustic stations listening for their “ping” over this summer and fall.She tagged one great white herself last year off the Nova Scotia coast, nicknamed “North.”The data gathered on the sharks’ trips, the depths they went to and surrounding water temperatures may give Bowlby data on their preferred habitat.So far, she’s noting the sharks are appearing to search along the coasts for prey and are in both deep and shallow water, and often near the surface.Still, one of the questions bothering some experts is why great whites are seldom detected by acoustic arrays near Sable Island, where thousands of seals make their home.Whoriskey’s “speculation” is the grey seals are forming social units that can fight off one of their deadliest enemies.Meanwhile, a non-profit group that’s made some great white sharks into household names in Nova Scotia has applied for a permit to conduct a return visit off Cape Breton from Sept. 13 to Oct. 4.Last fall, teams from the Ocearch research vessel MV Ocearch caught and tagged satellite transmitters of seven great whites off Lunenburg and Halifax.The animals are given Twitter names such as “Hal” and thousands of people follow them on the organization’s online global shark tracker, effectively becoming cheerleaders for great whites’ apparent comeback.Bob Hueter, Ocearch’s chief science adviser and a shark biologist at Florida’s Mote Marine Laboratory, says his group’s research is showing the wide range of the great white sharks from southern Florida to the Cabot Strait.“A good proportion we’ve tagged since 2012 have gone to Atlantic Canada waters and have spent time in Nova Scotia,” he said in a telephone interview.He says his group’s goal is to have fully tagged 60 sharks of various sizes and ages from Florida to Nova Scotia and to track their movements and habitats.For Bowlby, the end game is greater knowledge on habitat, feeding habits and even shark nursing grounds — though so far none have been found — leading to better informed policy decisions.For example, if the sharks are once again consuming seals in large numbers, this data can affect policy decisions on permitting a cull of the massive herds.In addition, there is the curiosity — even awe — over how one of the ocean’s great animals behave in their lifetimes.“They’re beautiful, they’re fascinating, they’re graceful, they’re powerful. They’re amazing animals,” the scientist says.— Follow (at)mtuttoncporg on Twitter.Michael Tutton, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

first_imgThe British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles (BAFTA Los Angeles) announced today that it will host its Inaugural BAFTA LA Celebrity Golf Classic on November 3rd at Oakmont Country Club in Glendale to raise funds for its education and outreach programs. Registration is now open.
The 18-hole tournament will begin at 11 a.m. on Oakmont’s championship golf course, a classic Southern California-style course featuring a challenging layout and undulating greens. An Awards Dinner will follow in the country club’s exceptional dining room. Proceeds from the star-studded event benefit BAFTA Los Angeles Inner City Mentoring, Education & Outreach Programs, BAFTA LA Scholarships, and the BAFTA LA Student Film Awards.“The BAFTA LA membership is very proud of the education and outreach programs we have committed ourselves to over the years. Proceeds from this tournament will help us reach more students in the inner city and beyond in very meaningful ways,” explained Nigel Lythgoe, Chairman of the BAFTA LA Golf Tournament Committee.Celebrity guests scheduled to golf in the tournament include Rob Brydon (this year’s host of the Britannia Awards), Jamie Bamber, Jonathan Banks, Gregory Harrison, Andrew Howard, Michael Ironside, Greg Itzin, Vinnie Jones, Nigel Lythgoe, Joe Mantegna, Joel Murray, Timothy Omundson, Ron Perlman, Ray Romano, Patrick Warburton and others. Celebrity golfers are subject to change.Teams for the Monday tournament will be comprised of a five-person group, and play will consist of a Shotgun Start with team prizes awarded to the top finishers. Registrations are being accepted as a foursome and a celebrity golfer will be paired with each group to make up the five-person team. Registration fees for BAFTA members are $5,000 per foursome. A buffet Awards Dinner will be served after the tournament. The tournament is limited to 25 foursomes.Find out more here.last_img read more

first_imgWilson said there’s no evidence that any of Cohodes’ social media statements caused Badger stock to fall in the short term and, furthermore, the stock has gained about 20 percent since Cohodes began talking about it on Twitter in May 2017.ASC counsel Don Young countered that the interim ceases trade order was needed to prevent Cohodes from continuing his “protracted campaign” to harm Badger’s reputation for his eventual gain and actual share price erosion wasn’t integral to the case.He said the order would give the regulator time needed to complete an investigation into the short seller’s activities, pointing out that accusing Badger of illegal dumping was serious given that proper disposal of material is a vital part of the hydrovac excavating company’s business.Wilson said Badger has the option of pursuing a civil case against Cohodes but hasn’t, suggesting it’s because his remarks are protected by free speech law in both Canada and the United States. In a hearing on Wednesday morning, Calgary lawyer Andrew Wilson, acting for the California investor while he listened in by telephone, said the order requested by ASC staff was “deliberately rushed” and based on an incomplete evidence record.“Being a short seller is not unlawful. It actually does serve an important part in our capital markets,” said Wilson.“The public interest is not just Badger Daylighting. It’s much broader than that. It’s people who also want to say positive or negative things about companies and it’s understanding what role regulators are going to play in the market.”Short sellers sell a security they don’t own or have borrowed in hopes its market price will decline, enabling it to be bought back at a lower price to make a profit.Last week, staff for the regulator announced they would seek the order against Cohodes, an investor who has taken short positions in many companies including Home Capital Group of Toronto, because of statements he made about Badger. Those included a June 27th Twitter post containing a picture of a Badger truck as support for his allegation of its illegal dumping of toxic substances.The regulator said Cohodes has made numerous negative public claims over a period of more than a year, coinciding with the acquisition of his short position, accusing him of trying to artificially manipulate the price of Badger securities. CALGARY, A.B. – The Alberta Securities Commission has rejected a requested order to prevent American short-seller Marc Cohodes from trading shares in or providing misleading information about Calgary-based Badger Daylighting Ltd.In an oral decision released Wednesday afternoon, the provincial regulator said staff hadn’t proved there was an urgent need for the interim order to control Cohodes’ activity while a full investigation is undertaken.“There are insufficient grounds for us to exercise our jurisdiction to make any orders … Accordingly, we dismiss the application,” said Thomas Cotter, chair of the two-member ASC panel.center_img Badger CEO Paul Vanderberg, who attended the hearing, said he would not comment on the outcome or the possibility of a civil suit against Cohodes.(THE CANADIAN PRESS)last_img read more

WASHINGTON — Canada is taking its softwood lumber case to the World Trade Organization, setting in motion a potentially years-long fight against the United States before the international commercial body.The Canadian government announced Tuesday that it requested WTO consultations over American lumber duties, an initial step in eventually establishing a panel for litigating the dispute.A similar battle dragged on for four years at the WTO in the last instalment of the Canada-U.S. softwood dispute, before a temporary agreement in 2006 put the on-again, off-again issue to rest for a decade.It re-erupted this year when the U.S. imposed a series of penalties, arguing that Canada unfairly subsidizes its lumber companies through cheap access to public land. In a letter to a U.S. representative at the WTO on Tuesday, the Canadian government criticized those duties, arguing they were based on bad data and flawed methodology.“The U.S. … decision to impose punitive anti-dumping and countervailing duties on Canadian softwood lumber producers is unfair, unwarranted and deeply troubling,” the Canadian government said in a statement.“We will forcefully defend Canada’s softwood lumber industry.”Canada is also fighting the case through NAFTA’s dispute-resolution system. The lumber fight has added a complex new wrinkle to the ongoing NAFTA negotiations, as the U.S. is simultaneously asking to kill the NAFTA panel system that handles softwood cases.Canadian softwood lumber exports to the U.S. are down about six per cent this year compared with last year, according to federal data analyzed by CIBC.The bank analysts say the biggest loser by far has been B.C. — its exports to the U.S. have dropped 20 per cent, partly due to forest fires. New Brunswick exports have dipped slightly. In Ontario and Quebec, exports have actually increased.But the biggest gains this year have gone to Germany, followed by Austria, Sweden, Romania and Russia. With duties on Canadian lumber and a hot U.S. construction market, CIBC calculates German softwood exports to the U.S. have surged more than 600 per cent this year. Germany alone has filled about half the void left by declining Canadian exports to the U.S.That issue of foreign lumber was one of the major outstanding impediments to a softwood deal.Canada agreed to a limit on exports under the deal, but insisted on a right to surpass that limit in the event of a hot American market, like the current one — so that the rising demand might be filled by Canadians, not Europeans and South Americans.U.S. industry shot down the proposal. Its support is critical. Any deal between the national governments requires industry approval, because the agreement would require that U.S. companies sign away their right to sue for duties.Canadian officials have expressed fear the U.S. industry might seek to repeat tactics of the past: Allow the fight to drag on for years, so duties on Canadian imports push up the domestic price of lumber. read more

The Ministry of Health today warned that there was a threat of dengue spreading following the heavy rain experienced in the country over the last few days.Since January this year over 44,800 dengue patients have been recorded around the country. Colombo, Gampaha, Kandy, Kurunegala and Jaffna are among the most affected Districts.The Health Ministry said that a two day program to eradicate the spread of dengue will be launched in Colombo on the 10th of this month. (Colombo Gazette)

Today in Pristina, Hans Haekkerup briefed members of Kosovo’s Interim Administrative Council on his talks with Belgrade authorities concerning the creation of a common document aimed at fostering Kosovo Serb participation in the 17 November elections.”The situation for Kosovo Serbs is not easy, and we will try to find language to make it possible for President Kostunica to support Kosovo Serb participation in the elections,” Mr. Haekkerup told the press after his meetings. “None of what we do will be outside [Security Council resolution] 1244 or in contradiction of the Constitutional Framework. We think we can find areas of cooperation.”The UNMIK chief added that time was running out in terms of organizing elections for the internally displaced persons outside of Kosovo. read more

According to a readout of their meeting provided by Mr. Annan’s spokesman, the two “had a serious, yet friendly, discussion, with both agreeing on the importance of establishing a relationship based on mutual understanding.” Asked earlier Monday if the Secretary-General had a reaction to the military offensive in Fallujah following his warning last week about such a move, spokesman Fred Eckhard noted that Mr. Annan had spoken about the topic over the weekend with US President George W. Bush in what was essentially a courtesy call following the President’s election victory. “The President respects the Secretary-General’s position,” Mr. Eckhard said, adding that the Secretary-General had previously commented that sometimes force is necessary. “But [Mr. Annan] was merely warning that the use of force could destabilize the country at a critical point in the preparation for the elections.” As for comments from the European Union’s foreign policy chief, Javier Solana, that January elections might not be possible, the spokesman said the timing of elections was a call for the Iraqi Interim Government to make. read more

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Coca-Cola drops controversial ingredient from Powerade, following move by PepsiCo, Gatorade FILE – In this Aug. 5, 2010 file photo, bottles of Powerade sports drink and other Coca-Cola products are chilled over ice in Orlando, Fla. A controversial ingredient, brominated vegetable oil, is being removed from some Powerade sports drinks. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick, File) by Candice Choi, The Associated Press Posted May 4, 2014 10:48 am MDT NEW YORK, N.Y. – Coca-Cola is dropping a controversial ingredient from its Powerade sports drink, after a similar move by PepsiCo’s Gatorade last year.The ingredient, brominated vegetable oil, had been the target of a petition by a Mississippi teenager, who questioned why it was being used in a drink marketed toward health-conscious athletes. The petition on Change.org noted that the ingredient is linked to a flame retardant and is not approved for use in Japan or the European Union.In response to customer feedback, PepsiCo said last year it would drop the ingredient from Gatorade. At the time, Coca-Cola declined to say whether it would remove the ingredient from the two flavours of Powerade that contain it as well.But this week, bottles of Powerade in fruit punch and strawberry lemonade flavours being sold in the Detroit, Michigan; Omaha, Nebraska, New York and Washington, D.C. areas no longer list the ingredient. Some bottles still list it, however, suggesting Coca-Cola Co. may have started phasing it out recently.A representative for the Atlanta-based company confirmed Sunday that its Powerade brands are “BVO-free.” But no details were immediately available on when the change would be complete or how the drinks were reformulated.Powerade’s website still lists brominated vegetable oil as an ingredient for its fruit punch and strawberry lemonade flavours.The Food and Drug Administration says brominated vegetable oil is used as a stabilizer for flavouring oils in fruit-flavoured drinks. Coca-Cola has said in the past that it uses it to “improve stability and prevent certain ingredients from separating.”The decision by Coca-Cola to remove brominated vegetable oil from Powerade is just the latest evidence that food makers are coming under pressure for the ingredients they use. While companies stand by the safety of their products, some are making changes in response to the movement toward foods that people believe are natural.Earlier this year, for instance, Subway said it would remove an ingredient dubbed the “yoga mat chemical” from its breads. The ingredient, azodicarbonamide, is approved for use by the FDA and can be found in a wide variety of breads. The petitioner, Vani Hari of FoodBabe.com, said she targeted Subway because of its image for serving healthy food.Likewise, brominated vegetable oil can also be found in several other drinks.But the Mississippi teenager, Sarah Kavanagh, said she targeted Gatorade and Powerade in petitions because they’re designed for athletes, who are likely more concerned about what they’re putting into their bodies. Her Powerade petition had more than 59,000 online supporters while the Gatorade one had more than 200,000.“Consumers are coming together quickly and efficiently to influence the world’s biggest beverage companies in an unprecedented manner,” said Pulin Modi, senior campaign manager for Change.org.As Americans cut back on soda, sports drinks have become more important for Coca-Cola and PepsiCo Inc., which is based in Purchase, New York.Although Coca-Cola has long dominated rival PepsiCo on the soda front, it lags the company in the growing sports drink category. According to the industry tracker Beverage Digest, Gatorade has 64 per cent of the sports drink market.___Follow Candice Choi at www.twitter.com/candicechoi read more

Yellen: Slow recovery confounds economists’ expectations Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen speaks to a conference of business leaders during an address at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, Friday, Oct. 14, 2016, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa) WASHINGTON – Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Friday that the slow recovery from the Great Recession has surprised economists, confounding long-held beliefs about growth and inflation. Her remarks could help explain why the Fed has been reluctant to raise U.S. interest rates.Speaking to an economic conference at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, Yellen did not address the Fed’s timetable for rates. The central bank is widely expected to resume raising rates in December, a reflection of an improved economy.Yellen said sluggish worldwide growth would likely keep global interest rates low, making it harder for central banks to combat the next recession with rate cuts.As with the aftermath of the Great Recession, Yellen noted that economists have at times been baffled by the economy’s refusal to comply with their expectations — during the Great Depression of the 1930s, for example, and the “stagflation” of the 1970s when high unemployment co-existed with high inflation.The aftermath of the 2007-2009 crisis has “revealed limits in economists’ understanding of the economy,” the Fed chair suggested. Tumbling home prices reduced consumers’ willingness to spend more than economists had envisioned. And a steady decline in the unemployment rate has failed to lift wages and inflation as much as economic models would indicate.Yellen’s comments amounted to an implicit defence of the Fed’s aggressive efforts to boost the American economy in the aftermath of the recession. The Fed kept short-term rates near zero for seven years and launched three bond-buying programs to try to shrink longer-term rates, too, to stimulate borrowing and spending.Yellen said the sluggish recovery suggests that “it is even more important for policymakers to act quickly and aggressively in response to a recession” and that policymakers might need to provide more stimulus “during recoveries than would be called for under the traditional view.”After raising its benchmark short-term rate in December, the Fed had been expected to increase rates again several times this year. But it has instead left rates alone, citing persistent uncertainty about the economic outlook. by Paul Wiseman, The Associated Press Posted Oct 14, 2016 11:31 am MDT Last Updated Oct 14, 2016 at 4:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

In a statement issued by his spokesperson, Mr. Ban underlined that those who continue unlawful acts will be held accountable for their actions. According to media reports, the team from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) and a number of accompanying Ukrainian staff were captured on Friday while traveling across the eastern part of the country. “International missions working in Ukraine must be allowed to perform their duties unimpeded,” the top UN official stressed. Mr. Ban appealed to those with influence to assist in the urgent resolution of this matter, and urged all parties concerned to take immediate steps to de-escalate the situation. “He also calls on them to find a way back to the spirit of compromise exhibited during the Geneva talks on 17 April,” the spokesperson said in reference to the initial round of diplomatic negotiations on the crisis held earlier this month with the backing of the United States and the European Union.“A diplomatic and political solution to this crisis is imperative and long overdue,” he added. read more

Sophomore wide receiver Noah Brown is 1 of several OSU receivers expected to see significant playing time this season. Credit: Courtesy of OSU AthleticsOn the outside or in the slot, Ohio State wide receivers coach Zach Smith wants sophomore Noah Brown ready to play.“I told him going into spring, ‘The mentality right now is to get you ready to start at all three spots,’” Smith said during a Tuesday press conference.Brown arrived in Columbus ahead of last season as a 240-pound H-back and earned playing time in 11 games. But he finished the year with just one catch for nine yards and one carry for a loss of four yards.But after playing as an H-back throughout the Buckeyes’ national championship campaign, Smith said Brown has transformed physically, and his performance has taken off this spring.“Noah Brown’s probably had as good a spring as I could have wanted,” Smith said. “He’s dropped 25 pounds, he’s on a different level than he was in the fall, so I’m really, really pleased with where he’s at.”Just as Brown has transitioned into a standout performer during practice, the first nine sessions of spring football have been a period of change for the entire OSU wide receiver corps.The Buckeyes return their leading receiver — redshirt-junior Michael Thomas — but lose their top deep threat in Devin Smith and a jack of all trades in Evan Spencer. On top of the departures, Thomas is sidelined after undergoing a sports hernia surgery, and junior H-back Dontre Wilson, redshirt-freshman wide receiver Johnnie Dixon and redshirt-sophomore wide receiver James Clark are all recovering from injuries.Even though the injuries are holding some of OSU’s top receivers off the field, Smith said some young players have a chance to step up.“I feel good about the reps that the other guys are getting,” he said. “It’s giving other guys an opportunity to improve that maybe you wouldn’t have gotten as many opportunities as they would have.”But unlike Brown, Smith said not every young OSU receiver has proven they are ready to step on the field during the regular season.“Young guys like (redshirt-freshmen) Parris Campbell and Terry McLaurin, they’re still working,” Smith said. “Every day they’re going out and blowing out. They’re grinding to get better, and they’re not there yet.”While those players are still working toward an opportunity to contribute, Smith added that players like Brown and redshirt-sophomore H-back Jalin Marshall are getting a chance to practice on the outside and in the slot. He said that gives OSU a chance to put its top threats on the field at once.“Kinda like Jalin,  (Brown) has that flexibility so that when we need to get the best three on the field, whoever that is, I can plug them where we need to and they’ll be really good at it,” Smith said.The Buckeyes are scheduled to conclude spring practice with the annual Spring Game on April 18 before taking on Virginia Tech on Sept. 7 in Blacksburg, Va., to open the 2015 season. read more

first_imgBut around a month later when they returned to the UK on the afternoon of December 28, the Ebola screening area at the Heathrow terminal was, “crowded, noisy and chaotic”. Miss Cafferkey in September 2016 Donna Wood, another nurse with the group, has already appeared in front of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) The tribunal was adjourned until tomorrow morning. Donna Wood, another nurse with the group, has already appeared in front of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Credit:Yui Mok/PA Wire Miss Cafferkey in September 2016Credit:Mark Runnacles/Getty Images A doctor concealed the high temperature of a nurse who had caught the Ebola virus as medics were keen to get home to celebrate Christmas, a tribunal has heard. Dr Hannah Ryan took the temperature of Pauline Cafferkey, a Scottish nurse, as they waited to go through virus screening at Heathrow Airport in December 2014. The reading showed her temperature was at 38.2 centigrade – above the 37.5 centigrade threshold which is a warning sign for the disease. But Ms Ryan instead recorded her temperature at 37.2 centigrade and Miss Cafferkey was allowed to catch her connected flight to Glasgow to go home. On Monday, the Medical Practitioners Tribunal heard Dr Ryan was in a state of “disbelief, fear and panic” at the raised reading and failed to alert Public Health England (PHE) medics at Heathrow screening groups returning from West Africa. In the queue to get clearance from PHE medics to be allowed to leave, “murmurings of discontent and frustration” grew, the tribunal heard – with worries some Scottish medics would miss connecting flights to Glasgow due to delays in the screening process.Trying to help PHE staff with the process, they agreed to take and record their own temperatures. Dr Ryan took Ms Cafferkey’s temperature, which was 38.2C – a warning sign for the Ebola virus.The two medics and another nurse with them, Donna Wood, discussed the reading, “during which someone said, ‘Let’s get out of here’,” Mr Coxhill told the tribunal.Ms Cafferkey’s temperature was then recorded as 37.2C, the form was passed to PHE staff and the medics went on their way. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. However, in baggage reclaim there was further discussion between the medics and PHE staff were contacted. Ms Cafferkey’s temperature was taken again – but was below the threshold. By this time she had taken paracetamol, which lowers the body temperature.Ms Cafferkey returned to Glasgow, but the next day fell seriously ill with the Ebola virus.Four days later, Dr Nick Gent from PHE called Dr Ryan to investigate what had happened at the airport. Dr Ryan later admitted not telling him she had taken Ms Cafferkey’s temperature and that it was above the threshold for possible Ebola infection.Mr Coxhill continued: “Whilst there is no doubt that Dr Ryan is a practitioner of hitherto unblemished character who undertook important selfless work in Sierra Leone, it is submitted that the events of 28th December 2014 and 2nd January 2015 appear to demonstrate someone whose first instinct is to mislead and be dishonest.” Miss Cafferkey fell seriously ill the next day and tested positive for the Ebola virus.Dr Ryan has admitted misleading others and “acquiesced” in the wrong temperature being given, but denies misconduct by her actions at the airport and during a subsequent investigation by PHE.Fraser Coxhill, representing the General Medical Council, said Dr Ryan and Ms Cafferkey were one group among many British medics who put their own lives at risk by volunteering their medical skills and going to west Africa to help fight the outbreak.Deployed on November 22, 2014, they were based at an 80 bed treatement centre in Kerry Town in Sierra Leone, working “tirelessly in dangerous and highly pressurised conditions” during which they “formed a strong bond of friendship”, Mr Coxhill said.last_img read more