Premier Declares National Drowning Prevention Week in Nova Scotia

first_imgNova Scotians are urged to practice water safety while swimming, boating and fishing in the province. Premier Darrell Dexter today, July 15, declared the week of July 20-27 National Drowning Prevention Week in Nova Scotia. “Summer in Nova Scotia is a wonderful time to enjoy the great outdoors and fun times on the water,” said Premier Dexter. “I urge all Nova Scotians to use common sense and take proper precautions, particularly around water, to ensure a safe and happy summer vacation.” A report from the Lifesaving Society shows that in 2012, more than 350 Canadians died by drowning, including 17 Nova Scotians. “Simple precautions will prevent drowning,” said Mike Melenchuk, president of the Lifesaving Society. “Wear your personal flotation device or lifejacket when boating, never swim alone, keep small children within arms’ reach, and avoid drinking alcohol when in or on the water.” Nova Scotians are also advised to teach children to swim and be comfortable around water, and to swim in an area supervised by a lifeguard whenever possible. National Drowning Prevention Week in Nova Scotia is organized by the provincial branch of the Lifesaving Society. For more information about water safety, visit read more

Tim Morgan Brightens Mornings on Boom 997

first_imgAdvertisement Following an extensive, cross-country search, Boom 99.7 is proud to announce it is bringing a new morning show to Ottawa with host Tim Morgan, beginning Monday, July 25. He will join Ottawa’s own Heather Ray, who will continue to keep listeners informed and entertained throughout the morning commute.Morgan joins Boom from our sister station, Q107 in Calgary, where he has worked for the past nine years as the Program Director, Music Director and most recently, host of the Afternoon Drive.  His quick wit, love of 70s, 80s and 90s music and stellar on-air energy make Morgan the perfect fit for our fun-loving audience.Morgan is replacing Gonzo, a fill-in anchor who has been hosting the morning show since mid January. Gonzo will take on a new role as Boom’s Afternoon Drive Host. He has been a key team member, regularly hosting weekends and filling-in on the morning show. Gonzo brings a wealth of experience and knowledge of the format and his audience to the new role. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Advertisement Twitter “We’re thrilled to have Tim Morgan heading up our new morning show and Gonzo joining the team in a full-time capacity,” said Stephanie Hunter, Program Director, Boom 99.7. “Boom is about great music and engaging Ottawa listeners. Our new hosts are the ideal choice for our morning and afternoon drive shows.”Boom 99.7 is a Corus Entertainment Network.About Corus Entertainment Inc.Corus Entertainment Inc. (TSX: CJR.B) is a leading media and content company that creates and delivers high quality brands and content across platforms for audiences around the world. The company’s portfolio of multimedia offerings encompasses 45 specialty television services, 39 radio stations, 15 conventional television stations, a global content business, digital assets, live events, children’s book publishing, animation software, technology and media services. Corus’ roster of premium brands includes Global Television, W Network, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Canada, HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, HISTORY®, Showcase, National Geographic Channel, Q107, CKNW, Fresh Radio, Disney Channel Canada, YTV and Nickelodeon Canada. Visit Corus at Facebook Login/Register With:last_img read more

Surging mining stocks end a threeday slump on Wall Street as Chinas

by The Associated Press Posted Aug 8, 2013 4:15 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Surging mining stocks end a three-day slump on Wall Street as China’s trade rebounds NEW YORK, N.Y. – Miners and other companies that deal in commodities helped pull the stock market out of a three-day slump.News that China’s trade rebounded last month signalled the end of a six-month slowdown for the world’s second-largest economy. China is the world’s biggest buyer of raw materials.The report drove the price of copper to the highest in two months.The Standard & Poor’s 500 rose six points, or 0.4 per cent, to close at 1,697 Thursday.The Dow Jones industrial average rose 27 points, or 0.2 per cent, to 15,498. The Nasdaq composite gained 15 points, or 0.4 per cent, to 3,669.It was the stock market’s first gain this week.Two stocks rose for every one that fell on the New York Stock Exchange. Volume was below average at 3.2 billion shares. read more

Seeing potential economic chaos Obama warns GOP on shutdown threat over budget

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Jim Kuhnhenn And Andrew Taylor, The Associated Press Posted Sep 16, 2013 5:11 pm MDT Seeing potential ‘economic chaos,’ Obama warns GOP on shutdown threat over budget, Obamacare WASHINGTON – A potential federal shutdown looming, President Barack Obama on Monday warned congressional Republicans they could trigger national “economic chaos” if they demand a delay of his health care law as the price for supporting continued spending for federal operations.House Republican leaders were to meet Tuesday in hopes of finding a formula that would avoid a shutdown on Oct. 1 without alienating party conservatives who insist on votes to undercut the Affordable Care Act. Even more daunting is a mid- to late-October deadline for raising the nation’s borrowing limit, which some Republicans also want to use as leverage against the Obama administration.“Are some of these folks really so beholden to one extreme wing of their party that they’re willing to tank the entire economy just because they can’t get their way on this issue?” Obama said in a speech at the White House. “Are they really willing to hurt people just to score political points?”The Republicans don’t see it that way.House Speaker John Boehner, who opposes the threat of a shutdown, said, “It’s a shame that the president could not manage to rise above partisanship today.” Obama, said Boehner, “should be working in a bipartisan way to address America’s spending problem, the way presidents of both parties have done before,” and should delay implementation of the health care law.While some conservatives supported by the tea party have been making shutdown threats, Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky said Monday that was “a dumb idea.” At a community meeting in Louisville, he said, “We should fight for what we believe in and then maybe we find something in between the two. … I am for the debate, I am for fighting. I don’t want to shut the government down, though. I think that’s a bad solution.”Obama timed his remarks for the fifth anniversary of the bankruptcy of Wall Street giant Lehman Brothers, a major early event in the near-meltdown of the U.S. financial system and a severe global recession. He used the occasion to draw attention to the still-recovering economy and to what he called a “safer” system now in place.He delayed his remarks as authorities responded to the shootings that officials said left at least 13 people dead at the Washington Navy Yard just a few miles from the White House.His remarks also came amid public skepticism over the state of the economy and his handling of it.While unemployment has dropped to 7.3 per cent from a high of 10 per cent and the housing market has begun to recover, the share of long-term unemployed workers is double what it was before the recession, and a homebuilding revival has yet to take hold. A new analysis conducted for The Associated Press shows that the gap in employment rates between America’s highest- and lowest-income families has stretched to its widest level since officials began tracking the data a decade ago.Obama conceded the problems, noting that the country has come far from where it was five years ago “but that’s not the end of the story. As any middle class family will tell you or anybody who’s striving to get in the middle class, we are not yet where we need to be.”The president said that he inherited the financial ills when he was elected in 2008, and his National Economic Council issued a report detailing policies that it said had helped return the nation to a path toward growth. Those steps ranged from the unpopular Troubled Asset Relief Program, or TARP, that shored up the financial industry and bailed out auto giants General Motors and Chrysler, to an $800 billion stimulus bill and sweeping new bank regulations. Of the $245 billion that the government injected into the banking system, virtually all of it has been paid back, the report noted.“After all the progress that we’ve made over these last four and a half years, the idea of reversing that progress because of an unwillingness to compromise or because of some ideological agenda is the height of irresponsibility,” Obama said.Conservative Republicans, on the other hand, say the health care law, which has yet to take full effect, will place a burden on businesses and the public and will damage the economy. As a result, they insist that it be starved of taxpayer money or at least delayed.Obama also reiterated his stance that he will not negotiate over the debt ceiling, saying that failure to raise it could lead to the first national default in U.S. history.House GOP leaders hope to make a decision this week on advancing a temporary spending measure designed to prevent a shutdown in two weeks. Conservatives are pressing Boehner and other GOP leaders to include a provision that would block implementation of Obama’s health care law.Chances are fading for a complicated GOP leadership plan that would allow the House to also vote to “defund Obamacare” but automatically separate the measures when delivering them to the Senate to ease the way for quick passage of a “clean” funding measure for delivery to Obama.The next steps aren’t clear, but one option under consideration is to accede to conservatives’ demands to deliver to the Democratic Senate a combined bill that pays for government and defunds the health care law. The Senate would be virtually certain to strip away the attack on the health care law and bounce the funding measure right back to the House.That scenario might prove politically frustrating for conservatives, with the funding measure probably gaining enough votes to win passage in the House and proceed to the White House for Obama’s signature.Stopgap spending bills are usually routine, so the difficult path for the current one hardly inspires confidence for an even more important measure to raise the government’s borrowing cap to make sure it can pay all of its bills on time. Republicans want to use the debt limit measure as a mechanism to win further spending cuts on top of those they forced upon Obama two years ago. Obama has said he wants Congress to pass a debt limit without conditions.It’s not clear how the debt limit conundrum will be solved, though a time-tested recipe would be to add mostly symbolic reforms like a “no budget, no pay” proposal that worked early this year when House leaders orchestrated a debt limit increase that was intended to last through July or so but is now likely to suffice until mid-late October. The idea was that lawmakers wouldn’t get paid if the chamber in which they served didn’t pass a budget. It was a House GOP jab aimed at the Senate, which hadn’t passed a budget since 2009. This year it did but there’s been no effort to reconcile it with a competing House measure.Obama intends to continue pressuring Congress with daily events this week, including a speech Wednesday to the Business Roundtable, an association of CEOs from the top U.S. companies, and a trip Friday to Kansas City to visit a Ford plant, where he will promote the strength of the auto industry.___Associated Press writer Bruce Schreiner in Louisville, Ky., contributed to this report. read more

Saskatchewan government says oil patch pumped out new production record in 2013

REGINA – The Saskatchewan government says the province’s oil patch is pumping out production like never before.It says oil production last year set a new record of 177.9 million barrels, or 487,400 barrels per day.That’s up from the previous record of 172.9 million barrels or 472,500 barrels per day set in 2012.Drilling activity also set a new record.The province says 2,433 horizontal oil wells were drilled last year, surpassing the 2,036 horizontal oil wells drilled in 2012.The Lloydminster and Kindersley-Kerrobert areas accounted for almost two-thirds of all drilling last year. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Canadian Press Posted Jan 27, 2014 9:48 am MDT Saskatchewan government says oil patch pumped out new production record in 2013 read more

Foundation down for continued Ohio State football success

For Ohio State football, it doesn’t get much better than what happened inside The Horseshoe on Saturday. The Buckeyes beat their archrival, on Senior Day, in front of 105,000-plus screaming fans, to finish the season undefeated. As the final seconds ticked off the clock, handing OSU a 26-21 victory against Michigan and securing a 12-0 record, scarlet and gray clad enthusiasts rushed the field, surrounding Buckeye players and coaches as they joyously – and slowly – made their way to the locker room. For first-year coach Urban Meyer, and the rest of Buckeye Nation, the 2012 season was about as good as it gets. Until next year, anyway. Yes, the 2012 season was great. Perfect, in a sense. But due to NCAA sanctions caused by “Tattoo-Gate,” the Buckeyes are banned from the postseason. OSU’s year ended after the Michigan game. No Big Ten Championship Game. No shot at playing for a national championship, either. There is no postseason ban for the 2013 season, and the foundation has been set in Columbus to win championships. OSU is expected to return 9 of 11 starters next year from an offense that averaged 37.1 points per game this season. Sophomore quarterback Braxton Miller is likely to be a Heisman Trophy front-runner in 2013. Redshirt junior running back Carlos Hyde, who rushed for 146 yards and a touchdown against the Wolverines, is “developing into one of the best backs in the country,” according to Meyer. On defense, the Buckeyes lose a bevy of senior leaders and playmakers, including defensive ends John Simon and Nathan Williams, and linebackers Zach Boren and Etienne Sabino. Junior defensive tackle Jonathan Hankins and redshirt sophomore cornerback Bradley Roby could leave for the NFL as well. But sophomore linebacker Ryan Shazier, a Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year candidate this season, returns. So do both starting safeties, freshman defensive linemen Adolphus Washington, Noah Spence and Tommy Schutt. The senior class, which Meyer refers to as the “most selfless group I’ve ever been around,” will not be easy to replace. But the Buckeyes experienced a great deal of success in 2012, and the large amount of players that are coming back are anxious to experience it again. “I’m hoping the guys get that taste and they want to do it again. Because once you taste (success), it tastes really good. And the foundation, I think, is strong,” Meyer said after the game Saturday. OSU will celebrate what it achieved this season, and deservedly so. But many underclassmen are already excited for next September. “We’re just glad that the team got to feel what it’s like to be 12-0 so next year, we’re just as hungry in the offseason to get there again,” said junior wide receiver Corey Brown. Because of the postseason ban, OSU players didn’t get everything they said they feel they deserved this year. In 2013, there will be no sanctions holding them back, and they’re looking forward to it. “We’re just going to come out hungry next year though, to get what we were supposed to get this year,” Hyde said. As for Meyer, he is really only getting started. He’s been at the helm of the OSU football program for roughly 12 months, and in that time, turned a 6-7 team in turmoil into a 12-0 team on the upswing. He’s starting to get “his guys” into the program – players that he recruited, not past OSU coaches. The freshman class, which Meyer was largely responsible for, played a big role this season. Washington had a sack and a forced fumble Saturday, while Schutt and Spence were in on numerous third-down situations, often forcing Michigan’s quarterbacks out of the pocket. Meyer said there were a “bunch of recruits in the meeting room again,” after the game. His 2013 class is ranked in the top 10 in the country by multiple sites. And while many criticized OSU’s schedule this season, 2013 could be easier. Michigan State and Nebraska are off the schedule, and replaced with Northwestern and Iowa, who went a combined 13-11 this year. The biggest non-conference game is likely to be at California, which recently fired its coach Jeff Tedford. OSU is likely to be favored in all of its regular season games next season. If all goes well for the Buckeyes in 2013, they could be riding a 23-game win streak when they arrive to Ann Arbor, Mich., on November 30, 2013. In all, Meyer’s first year in Columbus seemed to go as well as could have been planned. Such success, though, likely has amplified expectations, and possibilities, for the future. “I’m ready to go right now. I’m ready to get back into the off-season, working out and preparing for next season,” Hyde said. “I can’t wait.” read more

No 12 Ohio State mens basketball rolls to 9755 win over North

Freshman guard D’Angelo Russell (0) drives toward the basket during a game against North Carolina A&T on Dec. 17 at Nationwide Arena. Russell led the Buckeyes in scoring with 21 points in OSU’s 97-55 win. Credit: Mark Batke / Photo editorA change of scenery didn’t seem to affect the No. 12 Ohio State men’s basketball team as it rolled to yet another blowout victory, extending its record to 9-1 on the season.Playing a home game down the road at Nationwide Arena in downtown Columbus, the Buckeyes jumped out to a 17-2 lead and didn’t look back as they defeated the North Carolina A&T Aggies, 97-55, Wednesday night.The early run by OSU was started by sophomore forward Marc Loving, who buried a  three-pointer to open the scoring. Freshman guard D’Angelo Russell also contributed to the fast start, as he added seven points in the first 3:20 of the game.Loving finished the night with 15 points on 4-5 shooting. Russell led the Buckeyes with 21 points on 7-14 shooting.Loving said after the game that playing at Nationwide Arena gave the game a slightly different atmosphere.“It had a Big Ten Tournament feel to it,” Loving said. “Coming into the game, being in a different facility than the Schott, it was something that we are not used to.”The Aggies (1-11) tried to make a late run at the end of the first half, as a pair of three-pointers by junior guard Arturs Bremers cut the OSU lead to 39-26 at halftime.OSU coach Thad Matta said after the game that the mini-run by the Aggies was due to missed opportunities.“I think that we went through a couple lulls where shots weren’t falling,” Matta said. “We just weren’t as aggressive as we needed to be on the defensive end.”OSU senior guard Shannon Scott, who recorded a career high seven steals, to go along with eight points and 12 assists said after the game that Matta got on his team at halftime.“We were up only 13 points I think at halftime and we felt like we should have been up by a lot more,” Scott said. “We took pride in playing more defense and getting more shots up.”The Buckeyes would pull away early after the break, as OSU outscored the Aggies 28-10 in the first eight minutes of the second half.Redshirt-freshman guard Kam Williams scored all 15 of his points in the second half, as he shot 6-11 from the field.With nine minutes left to play in the game, all 10 Buckeyes that had taken the floor had scored at least two points.The Buckeyes turned the Aggies over a total of 26 times throughout the course of the game, which led to 40 points.Aggie coach Cy Alexander said after the game that by the time his team settled in to the game, it was too late.“We were a little intimidated early on and got down,” Alexander said. “I thought we competed really hard all game, especially in the first half. Give Ohio State a lot of credit, they took advantage of our turnovers.”Despite the blowout win, the Aggies hung with OSU on the boards as each team recorded 32 rebounds.OSU also converted on its first 17 free throws of the game and finished 20-22 from the charity stripe, with the first miss coming from freshman forward Jae’Sean Tate.The free throw shooting is something Matta said he thought the Buckeyes could take advantage of coming into the game.“We felt like we were going to get to the line tonight, (and I) was very pleased with how guys knocked them down,” he said.The Aggies were led by junior forward Bruce Beckford, who scored 15 of the Aggies first 20 points and finished with a game-high 26 points on 11-20 shootingAlthough OSU won in convincing fashion, Matta was not pleased with the way Beckford dominated the Buckeye defense.“No. 32 (Beckford) had just an incredible night. I told our guys at one of the timeouts, ‘we are making this guy look like a first round draft pick,’” Matta said.The Buckeyes now turn their attention to a showdown with the No. 24 North Carolina Tar Heels in Chicago on Saturday afternoon. The matchup will be just the second ranked opponent that OSU will have faced thus far this season.Matta said after the game that he had already started looking at film on the Tar Heels.“Obviously, (they are) a tremendous basketball team. Their size is something that (North) Carolina has always had. A lot like Louisville, they are going to try and pound the ball inside on us.”The Buckeyes are set to return to the court Saturday in Chicago against the North Carolina Tar Heels in the CBS Sports Classic. Tip is scheduled for 1 p.m. EST. read more

16 things that will leave your mind BLOWN

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You should get a job on fing Morning Ireland Dunphy denies saying

first_img By Ben Blake Follow us: Tuesday 25 Apr 2017, 3:00 PM Source: RTĖ Sport/SoundCloudWell we got the tape out [Facebook video clip to be more precise], and after the 3-0 aggregate defeat to Juve in the Champions League quarter-finals, Dunphy had said:“No one will ever forget that team, and no one should ever forget that team. It’s only with regret and sadness do you mark a passing. You might see Messi playing in the Premier League playing for Manchester City, and what a thing that would be for the Premier League.“But I don’t know how much he’s got in the tank. He’s been there since he was 14 and he’s been in the team since he’s 16. He’s 29 now. They’ve been on such emotional highs, you can only really go to that place so many times in your life, whatever the sport is.” in October, during the half-time break of Barca’s 4-0 win over Manchester City, he had also proclaimed:“I think the Barcelona project is in decline. I don’t think they are the team they were.[Andreas] Iniesta is 32, [Sergio] Busquets is having a really poor time. And I think Messi is beginning to show signs of decline.”What do you make of the whole thing…?The42 is on Instagram! Tap the button below on your phone to follow us! 49,999 Views Derby defeat would make top four placing ‘very difficult’, says United’s HerreraAnd they’re back: Rafa and the Toon seal promotion with win over Preston Share75 Tweet Email1 Dunphy speaking on the RTÉ panel last week. Image: Facebook/RTÉ Soccer Short URL Dunphy speaking on the RTÉ panel last week. 45 Comments Image: Facebook/RTÉ Soccer Apr 25th 2017, 3:00 PM ‘You should get a job on f***ing Morning Ireland’ – Dunphy denies saying Messi is finished The RTÉ pundit had a heated exchanged with Alan Cawley on last night’s Game On. Updated at 15.00FOR SOME TIME now, Eamon Dunphy has been telling everyone who will listen that Lionel Messi and the current Barcelona team are in decline.The RTÉ football analyst questioned whether the Argentine superstar had got much “left in the tank” after their Champions League exit at the hands of Juventus last week.So it wasn’t surprising to see Dunphy called out on his comments after the Messi scored two — including a stunning last-minute winner — in Sunday night’s El Clasico at the Santiago Bernabeu.The game was one of the most entertaining meetings ever between Spain’s top two, and Messi’s celebration has already become an iconic moment in the game.On RTÉ Radio 1′s Morning Ireland yesterday, Darren Frehill ended his news round by poking fun at Eamo, saying: “A certain pundit that we have here on a regular basis thought he was finished.”Then, on last night’s edition of 2fm’s Game On, football pundit Alan Cawley pulled him up. But Dunphy wasn’t having it.Here’s how the conversation went:Cawley: You’ve made a bit of a boo-boo, Eamon.Dunphy: What did I do? Cawley: I was sitting at home last week watching the match and I was saying ‘please no, Eamon, please don’t write him off’.Dunphy: You’ve got it all wrong. The first thing I said was that Barcelona, as a team, were gone and that we won’t see that team again. The next thing I said, and we all agreed, was that Messi would be still — even if he’s lost 1o or 20% — that he would still be a great player. I also said that I hoped he’d come to the Premier League, maybe to Manchester City, as it would be a fantastic thing.The third thing I said was that it wasn’t just Barcelona that were struggling, it was Real Madrid. And they are struggling. Now, to misrepresent that, as funny enough another RTÉ programme did this morning, this is what stops people talking candidly about football and having really interesting discussions — because some moron will say you said something you never said. But go on, finish your point. Cawley: Well I never said anything like that in fairness, but…Dunphy: What were you going to say?Cawley: Well I watched the show last week…Dunphy: And what did I say about Messi? Cawley: You said he was finished. Dunphy: I didn’t. Cawley: Well you more or less said, the week before you had a package ready to go saying he was finished. Dunphy: No, we didn’t say that either. What we said was, the Barcelona team that we’ve all loved for the last seven or eight years is no more. It’s over. What we said about Messi was that he was diminished from what he had been as a great player and that was clear in both Juventus games. Now if you watched last night’s game, I don’t know if you did or not… Cawley: Of course I watched it. Dunphy: Or did you just watch the headlines…? Cawley: Eamon, I think you know me better than that. Dunphy: Well, what can I do when you’re saying you were watching a television programme and you don’t remember what you saw. Cawley: [laughs] We all remember, we all remember. Dunphy: What do you remember? Cawley: Basically that we were watching the match… Dunphy: And I said Messi was finished…? Did I say Messi was finished? Cawley: To a point.Dunphy: Okay, get the tape out and have a look.Cawley: To a point, you said his best days are finished.Damien O’Meara: Right lads, we could be here to eight o’clock.Cawley: And he’s not finished, he’s far from finished and I think we’ve seen that regardless of Real Madrid and their deficiencies.Dunphy: You should get a job on fucking Morning Ireland. They were saying the same thing. I didn’t say that.Cawley: No, I’m just talking about Real Madrid.Dunphy: No, you’re talking about something you alleged I said that I didn’t say. When you have a look at the tape you can apologise. There’s a difference between saying that Barcelona are gone as a force in European football…Cawley: Which I would kind of agree with…Dunphy: A bit late in the day, I was saying it in October. There’s a difference between that and saying Lionel Messi is finished. And, by the way, scoring two goals last night wouldn’t prove very much in the grand scheme of things.Listen to the full exchange here: Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Australia makes largest ever seizure of crystal meth

first_img Short URL 19,082 Views Share Tweet Email1 Wednesday 5 Apr 2017, 8:08 AM AUSTRALIA HAS MADE its largest ever bust of crystal methamphetamine, with police today estimating the haul hidden among planks of wood from China had a street value of nearly $900 million (about €639 million).Two men were arrested and charged with trafficking after the discovery of 903 kilograms of meth at a warehouse in the Victorian state suburb of Nunawading, east of Melbourne, where it was hidden in 70 boxes of floorboards.“Make no mistake, the swift action of our law enforcement agencies has stopped an unprecedented tsunami of ice from hitting our streets with a deadly impact,” Justice Minister Michael Keenan said.“This ice shipment would have resulted in millions of single street deals, with every single hit potentially taking a life, destroying a family and devastating a community.”The bust, following a two-month operation, comes less than a week after police and customs officers arrested three Vietnamese nationals in Melbourne and seized 300 kilograms of meth hidden in metal gates.Authorities also had success in December when they made the largest cocaine haul in Australian history.With its high street prices, Australia is an attractive destination for drug smugglers, with Keenan saying that a kilogram of meth can sell for 80 times the price it is bought for in China.‘Merchants of death’ “When the Australian drug market remains so lucrative, organised criminals will continue to try and bring supply in. We are determined to tackle the demand side,” he said.Australia has a growing problem with meth addiction and the government recently earmarked $300 million (about €213 million) for rehabilitation and education services to help address the issue.Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull hailed the “enormous” seizure and hit out the “merchants of death”.We are working internationally and nationally to catch these merchants of death, these people who traffic in ice, to catch them and intercept their deadly cargoes and we’re successful in doing that.“We will be ruthless in our efforts to stop the smuggling and the trafficking of this drug.”- © AFP 2017Read: Trump’s secretary of state says US has ‘no comment’ after North Korea launches missileRead: ‘Are you really going to scrap the euro?’ Le Pen clashes with rivals in first presidential debate Image: Australian Federal Police By AFP 27 Comments Australia makes ‘largest ever’ seizure of crystal meth “We are working internationally and nationally to catch these merchants of death, these people who traffic in ice.” Image: Australian Federal Police Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Apr 5th 2017, 8:08 AM last_img read more

Perte de poids enfin un médicament miracle

first_imgPerte de poids : enfin un médicament miracle ?Monde – Des scientifiques prétendent avoir élaboré un médicament aux multiples vertus diététiques.Perdre du poids grâce aux médicaments, c’est difficile. Deux études récentes tendent à démontrer l’inefficacité des produits diététiques en vente libre dans les pharmacies. Quant à ceux délivrés uniquement sur prescription médicale, leurs effets secondaires et indésirables sont souvent nombreux.À lire aussiAmygdalite : chronique, caséeuse, cryptique, de quoi s’agit-il ?Des scientifiques britanniques ont mené une étude sur 550 personnes obèses. La moitié prenait du liraglutide et l’autre moitié, un traitement classiquement utilisé pour lutter contre l’obésité. Ceux bénéficiant de la première option ont connu une perte de poids deux fois supérieure aux autres sur les quatre premiers mois. Ensuite, leur poids a stagné mais d’autres effets bénéfiques se sont faits ressentir : chute du taux de cholestérol, prévention ou diminution des effets du diabète, modération de la pression artérielle et même, amélioration du moral.Ce traitement sous forme d’injections ne devrait néanmoins pas être accessible au grand public avant trois ans.Le 18 juillet 2010 à 16:07 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Prime Minister Minnis Tours Albany

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, August 4, 2017 – Nassau – Prime Minister Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis, and members of government, visited the luxury resort community of Albany on the island of New Providence, August 1, 2017 where they toured, met management and staff, and viewed the plans and dynamics that make Albany distinctive.(Photos/OPM Media Services)last_img

Gerrard discusses Merseyside and Glasgow derbies

first_imgRangers manager Steven Gerrard talks about the high stakes involved that make derby games special occasions.The former Liverpool captain took part in his fair share of Merseyside derbies during his time at Anfield, with little camaraderie displayed on or off the pitch when the Reds face Everton.The clashes between Liverpool and Everton are often dubbed ‘the friendly rivalry’ but Gerrard insists there’s no chance the Glasgow derby between Rangers and Celtic getting such a tag.“There were certain times when we were both pushing for the top four and there were some juicy ones in there,” Gerrard said, according to Evening Times.“But form and where you lay in the table seemed to go out of the window. It was about bragging rights, the build-up and it just felt different as a fixture.”“That’s how this has felt. More people stop you around the city. You have a little bit more verbals on the street and some more good luck messages.”Steven Gerrard, Michael OwenOwen reveals why Liverpool didn’t offer Gerrard a new contract Manuel R. Medina – September 6, 2019 According to Owen, the Reds wanted to sell Gerrard two years before he left the club and that’s why they didn’t offer him a contract renewal.“That’s just the way it is. It’s a huge fixture and will never change.”“There was certainly hostility. Certainly to me, anyway. But that’s what makes them – the banter, the rivalry.”“I used to go out of my way to come and watch these games when I was on the outside. To now be part of it is a great feeling.”last_img read more

Greenspun Niche Media to Launch Digital Editions

first_imgGreenspun and Niche Media have partnered with Zinio to launch digital editions of their portfolioof destination magazines.According to Jeanniey Mullen, CMO and EVP for Zinio, thepartnership marks “another key initiative in the evolution of the publishingindustry.”Zinio will digitize Greenspun’s Las Vegas, Vegas, Las Vegas Home & Design,and Vegas Golfer magazines. The Niche Media titles included in the partnershipare Gotham, Hamptons, Aspen Peakand Ocean Drive. “Our in-room publications are designed to help visitors ofprestigious hotels make the most of once-in-a-lifetime vacations,” said Greenspun’sKris Donnelley. “With Zinio, we our readers can access these valuabledestination design tools even before they travel.” In March,Greenspun president Michael Carr told FOLIO: that he was planning to launch a”category crushing” Web portal over Memorial Day weekend, and to hire 30to 50 online staffers over the next six months.last_img read more

Hong Kong protests Early clashes witnessed between police and

first_imgHong Kong: Clashes broke out between Hong Kong Police and anti-government demonstrators on Monday morning ahead of what is expected to be a massive pro-democracy rally on the 22nd anniversary of city’s handover from British rule to China. At about 7:20 am (local time), police charged towards protesters who had camped out on the street since 4 am. A statement released by police claims that the protestors had gathered iron poles, bricks from a nearby construction site, and guard rails to barricade a road and obstruct traffic, reported CNN. Also Read – EAM Jaishankar calls on European Parliament President David Sassoli Advertise With Us “Police strongly condemn these illegal acts and warn protesters not to throw bricks or charge police cordon lines. Police appeal to protesters not to resort to violence, stop blocking roads and leave the scene as soon as possible,” according to a police statement. Hong Kong has been shaken by huge demonstrations in the past three weeks against a controversial extradition bill which many fear could be used to deport political activists and dissidents to mainland China. Also Read – This is why Denmark, Sweden and Germany are considering a meat tax Advertise With Us The said bill was proposed on April 3, and its opposers argue that its controversial amendments will leave anyone on Hong Kong soil vulnerable to being grabbed by the Chinese authorities for political reasons or inadvertent business offences. They further reason that the newly framed extradition plan would dissolve the rights and legal protections, which were guaranteed under the city’s handover from British colonial rule to Chinese sovereignty in 1997. July 1 marks the anniversary of Hong Kong’s handover from Britain to China. Although the day is usually marked with protests in the city, this year might witness a massive surge in the number of demonstrators owing to the controversy over the extradition bill.last_img read more

ITC Asian Paints MM HDFC Bank GAIL keep Sensex above 30000 Allcargo

first_imgA man looks at a screen displaying news of markets update inside the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) building in Mumbai, June 20, 2016.Reuters fileUpdate at 11.36 am: The BSE Sensex was trading 188 points higher at 30,131 while the NSE Nifty was up 55 points at 9,361. Both the benchmark indices had opened at record highs on Wednesday and were sustaining the rally led by frontline stocks such as ITC, HDFC Bank, GAIL and Asian Paints.Wipro was trading lower after opening on a positive note on the back of Q4 results and 1:1 bonus issue, Infosys was also down, reflecting the negative sentiments in the IT software services sector despite an otherwise bullish mood among investors.In related news, Allcargo Logistics rallied 10.5 percent to an intraday high of Rs 198.90 after reports of a bulk deal on the counter.  Blackstone Gpv Capital Partners (Mauritius) sold its entire stake of around 14 percent in the company, according to media reports.Original story:The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) opened on an all-time high on Wednesday morning. The Sensex of the BSE opened at 30,030.20 points, and touched a high of 30,071.61 points. The Sensex was trading at 30,044.54 points, up by 101.30 points or 0.34 percent, at 9.36 am.The broader 51-scrip Nifty at National Stock Exchange (NSE) opened at 9,336.20 points after closing at 9,306.60 points. Wipro shares are likely to see a bullish opening on Wednesday after the upbeat results declared on Tuesday (April 25) evening post trading hours. For investors, the bonus issue in the ratio of 1:1 comes after a gap of seven years; the company had last given bonus shares in the ratio of 2:3 in June 2010. However, analysts have a mixed view of Wipro’s results and this could trigger a fall in share price. The bonus shares will be paid by June 24, 2017, Wipro said in a regulatory filing to the BSE. The dampener was in the form of Wipro skipping final dividend, leaving shareholders to contend with the interim dividend of 100 percent declared in January this year.For the fourth quarter ended March 2017 (Q4), Wipro’s consolidated net profit rose 7.19 percent sequentially to Rs 2,267 crore from Rs 2,114.8 crore in the December 2016 quarter, while revenues increased 4.8 percent to Rs 15,033.8 crore.The company’s IT revenues came in at $1,954.6 million for Q4, higher than the guidance of $1,922-1,941 million given by the company. On a sequential basis, revenues grew 2.72 percent from $1,902.8 million reported for the December 2016 quarter.The IT reveune guidance for the first quarter ended June 2017 (Q1) is in the range of $1,915-1,955 million and this is being perceived as a negative.  “Wipro’s results were a mixed bag with revenues coming marginally higher and margins slightly lower v/s expectations. The guidance of (-)2% – 0% growth in 1QFY18 is a negative surprise and is due to cancellation of projects in the healthcare business as well as structural challenges in retail vertical,” Dipen Shah, Sr Vice President, PCG Research at Kotak Securities Limited, said in a note.Sarabjit Kour Nangra, VP Research – IT, at Angel Broking had a different view. “The company posted 4QFY2017 results better than expected. IT services revenues came in $1,955mn V/s $1,937mn expected V/s $1,903mn in 3QFY2017…On the operating front, EBIT margin came in at 17.8% V/s 16.0% expected V/s 16.4% in 3QFY2017, an expansion of 180ps QoQ,” she said in her note.The board of directors also approved re-appointment of Azim H Premji as chairman of the company for a two-year tenure commencing July 31, 2017, subject to approval by shareholders. The share price of Wipro closed at Rs 494.55 on the BSE on Tuesday, up 0.56 percent from its previous close. The BSE IT Index ended with a marginal gain of 0.19 percent to end at 9,740.The BSE Sensex closed 287 points higher at 29,943 while the NSE Nifty ended at 9,307, up 89 points.Foreign institutional investors (FIIs/FPIs) turned net buyers of Indian equites on Tuesday, with a net-buy position of Rs 179 crore while domestic institutional investors were net buyers of stocks worth Rs 998 crore, according to provisional data published by the National Stock Exchange (NSE).last_img read more

HC issues rule on installation of fire extinguisher in vehicles

first_imgHigh CourtThe High Court on Wednesday issued a rule asking the authorities concerned to explain why directives would not be given to install fire extinguishing system in all types of public and private vehicles.Besides, the rule also sought explanation as to why directives would not be given to make fire extinguishing system mandatory while giving route permit of the bus and minibus.The HC bench of justice FRM Nazmul Ahasan and justice KM Kamrul Kader came up with the rule following a writ petition filed in the form of public interest litigation.Secretaries to the road transport and highways division and home ministry, chairman of Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA), director general of fire service and civil defence and inspector general of police have been made respondents to the rules.Syed Misbahul Anwar stood for the writ petitioner and deputy attorney general barrister ABM Abdullah Al Mahmud Bashar for the state.Lawyer Abul Barakat Mohammad Sazzad and Al Bari Sohel filed the writ with reports of different newspapers on fire incidents of vehicles.According to the reports, a fire broke out in Nur-A Makkah bus in Basundhara residential area on 29 March. On 10 February 2018, a fire broke out in a bus in Banani area. At least eight people were injured as a fire broke out in Gabtoli-bound 7 no bus in Dhanmondi from gas line on 20 February. On 5 January 2018, a fire broke out at Raida Paribahan bus in Farmgate area following gas balloon explosion which left 12 passengers injured. Besides, at least 15 people were injured following a fire at a BRTC double decker bus in Savar on 24 June 2017.The lawyers said that around 250,000 CNG-run vehicles are plying roads without any test of gas cylinder from which fire incidents may occur any time.Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) issued an order on 2 March 2017 for using fire extinguishing system in vehicles as per Motor Vehicles Ordinances 1983 during route permit of bus and minibus. But there is no implementation of the order, said the lawyers.last_img read more

Holidays on Tracks to represent Wendy Wu Tours in India

first_imgWendy Wu Tours, the U.S. specialist tour operator to China, Japan and Southeast Asia has announced the appointment of Holidays On Tracks, as their in-market representative for India from April 2017.Within India, Holidays on Tracks will be tasked with creating market awareness, educating agents and handling reservations for Wendy Wu Tours. Focus will be on selling fully inclusive land-only packages through the Indian travel agency network whilst creating the opportunity for agents to add the air component.Upon signing the agreement, Leslie Peden, President, Wendy Wu Tours, said, “I am delighted that through our newly appointed partner, Holidays On Tracks we can introduce Wendy Wu Tours award-winning escorted groups and private tours, as well as custom itineraries to the Indian market. With their unique experience, strong trade relationships and proven track record of success launching new international products from India, we are confident that Holidays On Tracks, a B2B sales and marketing organisation will springboard and accelerate our entry into the Indian outbound market to Asia.”Ashish Saran, Director & Founder, Holidays On Tracks, said, “There is a major chunk of agents, especially in Tier II & Tier III cities looking at newer destinations and newer product formats and this will reach out to them and give them a brand to associate with, creating a unique distinction for them in their markets.”last_img read more

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