Eleven personnel of the CRPF and the State police were injured in an IED blast triggered by Naxals in Jharkhand’s Seraikela Kharsawan district in the early hours of Tuesday, officials said.The blast took place around 5 a.m. when a joint team of the CRPF’s special jungle warfare unit, Commando Battalion for Resolute Action (CoBRA), and the State police was carrying out an operation in the forests of Kuchai area in the district, they said.According to officials, the improvised explosive device (IED) is suspected to have been buried under the dirt track. The injured troops, eight of the CoBRA and rest belonging to the State police, have been airlifted to Ranchi, they said.The joint team was being led by the 209th battalion of the CoBRA of the CRPF deployed in the State for anti-Naxal operations, officials said.
The daylight murder of a 50-year-old woman in the district courts complex in Rajasthan’s Dausa town on Wednesday has brought the focus on security arrangements in the courts, for which the High Court had recently given directions to the State government. The woman was stabbed by her estranged husband just before a sessions court was to pass the judgment in a case related to their missing daughter.Stabbed to deathThe accused, Amar Chand, was overpowered by the lawyers and court officials and handed over to the police. While the accused was arrested on charges of murder, the victim, Sheela Devi, was rushed to the district hospital where she was declared dead.Shocked by the incident, laywers in the town, situated 57 km away from here, boycotted the court work and demanded strict measures for security of advocates, judges and the court staff as well the people visiting the courts. Lawyers said the situation in which anyone could come with weapons to the court warranted immediate action.A Division Bench of the High Court had in July this year directed the State government to take suitable steps for safety in the court complexes. The High Court’s directions came after a series of “surprise inspections” of lower courts in several districts by the Chief Justice.
Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. BaliPure ties Pocari at 1-1 LATEST STORIES Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games MOST READ “My tito has the car and they’re fixing it. They should have it settled by tonight,” she said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “She was driving and she bumped a car. She was with Grethcel and my players in San Sebastian. That’s why they were late because of the traffic. Thankfully, the battle for third went to a fourth set and they were able to make it here,” said Gorayeb in Filipino.Malabanan was with Grethcel Soltones, Iris Oliveros, and Alyssa Eroa when the accident occurred. She asked her teammates leave her so they could make it to the venue.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“We didn’t know what to do. We were freaking out. But I told them to go ahead and they just took a Grab and I just stayed with the car,” said Malabanan.Though the FEU hitter came it late for the game, the minor distraction didn’t really change the outcome for the Water Defenders as they extended the series to a deciding Game 3 with a tough five-set triumph, 25-15, 26-24, 24-26, 24-26, 15-13. World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBali Pure coach Roger Gorayeb almost didn’t have a number of players for Game 2 of the 2017 Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference women’s division on Tuesday.The multi-titled mentor bared that the vehicle driven by Jerrili Malabanan figured in a minor accident in EDSA on her way to the Philsports Arena in Pasig.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken What ‘missteps’? Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Soltones took over in the fifth set and dropped 11 points, while Malabanan herself made her mark with 10 in the victory.“Jerilli’s mind was on another place. That’s why I didn’t put her on our first six. But thankfully, she recovered for us,” said Gorayeb.The Fil-Am spiker said that all the hassle she went through was all worth it thanks to the conquest.“It was a crazy day; getting into that accident and playing in that game. But it was all worth it,” she said.As for her car, Malabanan said that everything was settled thanks to a little help from his uncle.ADVERTISEMENT WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage View comments
Lamb wasn’t bad in the sixth-man role, scoring 16 points to hand the Wizards their sixth loss in the last eight games. He said he still wants to be a starter, but added that he’s OK with the move if it means getting into the playoffs.Beal kept the Wizards in the game until late in the fourth quarter, proving to be a one-man wrecking crew. He finished 16 of 25 from the field and made all 10 of his foul shots.“I just have to elevate my play, that’s all I know I can do is elevate my play and my leadership to do whatever it takes,” Beal said of trying to help the Wizards turn things around.TIP INSWizards: Beal had 20 points in the first half on 8-of-12 shooting. … Turned the ball over on three straight possessions at midcourt in the second quarter on poor passes.Hornets: Outrebounded the Wizards 53-43.BEAL’S PLAYING TIMEBeal played 41 minutes on the first night of a back-to-back, which Wizards coach Scott Brooks said he doesn’t like to do. But he thought it was necessary for his team to have a chance to win an important game against a conference foe they’re battling with for a playoff spot.“We’ve got another game (Saturday) and then we’ve got three days off. We just had a long break,” Brooks said. “So that’s all in consideration, but we need some better all-around play with everybody in the game.”BRIDGES’ ROLE ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting MOST READ Kemba Walker had 27 points and 11 assists in his first outing since the All-Star game, Batum added 20 points — one shy of his season high — and Charlotte beat the Washington Wizards 123-110 Friday night.“That’s me,” a smiling Batum said of playing shooting guard.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesThe Hornets overcame a season-high 46 points from Washington’s Bradley Beal to improve to 20-9 at home and pull within two games of .500.Hornets coach James Borrego made the decision to move Batum to shooting guard on Thursday, opting to replace Jeremy Lamb in the starting lineup with rookie small forward Miles Bridges, giving the team more size. Lamb had started all 54 games he was healthy before the All-Star break. It’s the first time Borrego has deviated from the starting lineup for a reason other than an injury. SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Borrego said the Hornets want to groom Bridges to guard the opposition’s best offensive player, something he believes the athletic rookie has the talent to do. But it will be a work in progress, as Bridges struggled in the times he tried to cover Beal.CODY’S BIG PLAYSCharlotte took control of the game in the third quarter behind defense from Zeller. Zeller swatted Thomas Bryant’s shot in the paint twice, then raced down court to score a layup in transition to give the Hornets their first double-digit lead at 78-67. Zeller finished with 11 points and nine rebounds.UP NEXTWizards: Host Pacers on Saturday night.Hornets: Host Nets on Saturday night. LATEST STORIES Charlotte Hornets forward Nicolas Batum (5) drives past Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal (3) and Washington Wizards guard Tomas Satoransky (31) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Friday, Feb. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Nic Batum is back in his comfort zone.The Hornets moved the 10-year NBA veteran back to shooting guard — a position he’s played for the better part of the last seven seasons — and it paid immediate dividends.ADVERTISEMENT Pistons survive Blake Griffin’s ejection, top Hawks Urgent reply from Philippine football chief US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Batum responded by shooting 7 of 13 from the field with five 3-pointers, and had eight rebounds after coming into the game averaging just 9.3 points. He was taking heat from home fans who wanted him to produce more, given he is making $24 million per season. He had 17 points by halftime, helping the Hornets outscore the Wizards 38-22 in the second quarter. He mostly played the role of facilitator in the second half.“He came out aggressive offensively, ignited a lot of our offense in transition,” Borrego said. “He was aggressive with his shot and he defended like he does every night.”Bridges finished with 14 points on 6-of-9 shooting in his first career start.He said he was excited to learn the news at practice on Thursday, just five days after participating in the NBA All-Star dunk competition.“I definitely got a lot of confidence playing on a big stage, or dunking on a big stage, in front of everybody,” Batum said. “Just being around all that talent just gave me extra motivation, I want to be there playing (in the All-Star game) on Sunday someday.”ADVERTISEMENT Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
Vincent Kompany’s first goal in 20 injury-ravaged months helped Manchester City to a 3-0 win at Southampton on Saturday, lifting the team to third in the Premier League.Kompany marked his latest return to the City defense by heading a 55th-minute opener before Leroy Sane and Sergio Aguero also contributed goals.”It’s always a long journey back,” Kompany told BT Sport television. “I would like to have been injured less in my career but every single time I put in the hard work I don’t really complain too much about what’s happening to me and I just carry on.”When this happens (scoring), I feel I am giving something back to the fans. I feel like I’m finally giving something back to the team as well.”City wrapped up the win with two goals in three minutes.David Silva sent Kevin De Bruyne through and the midfielder squared for Sane to sweep past Forster for his ninth goal of the season in the 77th minute. Then De Bruyne chipped the ball into the Southampton six-yard box where Aguero headed in at the far post as City eased to a second successive win.The 2012 and 2014 champions are looking to lock down a return to the Champions League and Pep Guardiola’s side moved a point ahead of Liverpool, which occupies the fourth qualification spot. Everton and Manchester United are six points further back.
K L Rahul has heaped praise on his close friend and India teammate Hardik Pandya, saying the all-rounder revels in taking extra responsibility for the team.Rahul, who sealed the number four spot for the World Cup opener against South Africa with a fine hundred here on Tuesday, said Hardik has grown immensely as a cricketer over the last two years.”Being a fast bowling all-rounder he plays an important role in the set-up of the team, no matter what format. He does have the skill and everybody knows he has the skill. But how he has used that skill and grown in the last two years,” said Rahul after his stellar knock against Bangladesh in India’s final warm-up game before the World Cup.Not long ago, Rahul and Hardik were embroiled in a massive controversy following their sexist comments on a popular chat show. Key to India’s chances in the mega event beginning May 30, they both look in good shape having done well in the preceding IPL.Hardik’s role will be critical not just with the bat in the death overs but also as a pacer. Rahul backed him to have a successful tournament.”His red ball form, he did well in England and also got a 90 in South Africa at Cape Town. Put under pressure, he has come up and delivered for the team. He is somebody from who the team expects a lot and he always takes the responsibility thrown in at him.”Give him any role and Hardik takes it up with a smile on his face. He wants to do it for the team and gives his all. That’s what makes him who he is. Someone who gives hundred percent each time he is on the field,” he added.advertisementAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Hosts England take on Steyn-less South AfricaAlso Read | Shakib Al Hasan will do something big at World Cup: Mashrafe MortazaAlso See
MLS Diego Valeri named Goal’s MLS Most Valuable Player Seth Vertelney Last updated 1 year ago 23:14 11/27/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Troy Wayrynen MLS Portland Timbers The Portland Timbers star had his finest campaign of an already-stellar MLS career in 2017, earning Goal’s top prize Since he arrived in Major League Soccer in 2013, Diego Valeri has established himself as one of the league’s top attacking talents, and the heart and soul of the Portland Timbers.In 2017, though, Valeri took his game to new heights. In a close race with several deserving candidates, the Argentine’s stellar season has resulted in him being named Goal’s 2017 MLS MVP.On a team with plenty of injury issues, Valeri’s durability took on added significance in 2017, as he reached the 30-appearance mark for the fourth time in his five seasons in Portland. Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Of course, more than simply making the lineup, Valeri is our MVP for what he did with his time on the pitch for the Timbers this season. The Argentine put together his finest season in the league thus far, and one of the best campaigns an attacking midfielder has ever had in MLS.Valeri notched 21 goals and 11 assists in 2017, becoming only the second player in league history to record 20 goals and 10 assists in a single season. That other player, Sebastian Giovinco, was named MLS MVP when he accomplished the feat in 2015.It wasn’t just the quantity of the Argentine’s strikes though, with the quality of his output proving just as valuable. Seven of Valeri’s goals were game-winners, meaning nearly half of Portland’s 15 victories on the season were settled by the 31-year-old.And as the season wound down, Valeri took his game into overdrive.Starting on July 29, Valeri went on a scoring run the likes of which MLS had never before seen. When the Argentine’s streak ended on Sept. 30, he had scored in nine consecutive games – the longest goal-scoring streak in MLS history.Portland would go on to finish atop the Western Conference, winning the division on a tiebreaker over arch-rival Seattle.With his team devastated by injuries down the stretch, Valeri showed up in a big way when it counted the most and led his team to a first-place finish. It was the kind of performance that MVP’s are made of. Honorable mentions2. David Villa: It was another brilliant campaign for the 2016 MLS MVP, who could very well become the first player to win the award in consecutive seasons. Villa finished second in the league with 22 goals and added nine assists to boot, a MLS-best total for a 35-year-old who shows very little sign of aging.3. Sebastian Giovinco: The 30-year-old Italian actually had his worst statistical season in MLS due to injuries, but still managed to post 16 goals and six assists in helping Toronto FC to a dominant Supporters’ Shield-winning campaign. His six direct free-kick goals set a single-season MLS record.4. Nemanja Nikolic: The Hungary international took MLS by storm in his first season in the league, winning the Golden Boot with 24 goals. Nikolic helped Chicago to a massive turnaround in 2017, going from back-to-back last-place finishes to a playoff berth.5. Miguel Almiron: Enjoy the Paraguay international in MLS while you can, because Almiron’s debut season with Atlanta United was so good that a European move is a matter of when, not if. The 23-year-old was at the heart of Atlanta’s high-powered offense, scoring nine goals and adding 14 assists for the expansion side.
Share on Facebook Renato Sanches set to join Swansea on loan from Bayern Munich West Brom’s chairmanz, John Williams, said: “This is a fantastic loan agreement for Albion and we are very pleased to have completed the transfer. Grzegorz arrives with an impressive reputation that is well earned and a CV in European football which clearly displays his qualities. We are delighted to welcome him and are confident he will make a significant contribution to the first-team group this season.”Earlier, Gibbs completed his anticipated move from Arsenal, signing a four-year contract. “I watched the boys in the first few games of the season and they’ve got a lot of energy,” Gibbs told West Brom’s official website. “They’ve made some good signings and I feel this is a good move for me.” Share on LinkedIn Topics Grzegorz Krychowiak (@GrzegKrychowiak)I am delighted to sign @WBA on one year loan 💪 pic.twitter.com/WuHXWoOroIAugust 30, 2017 Share via Email West Bromwich Albion have completed the signing of the defensive midfielder Grzegorz Krychowiak from Paris Saint-Germain on a season-long loan, with Kieran Gibbs also joining from Arsenal for an undisclosed fee believed to be around £7m.The Poland international Krychowiak, who left Sevilla for the French capital last year for €30m, started just seven league games for PSG and has been allowed to leave the Parc des Princes in search of first-team football. “I had a lot of offers from Spain and Italy. But this is a very ambitious club. There’s a good atmosphere here,” the 27-year-old said. West Bromwich Albion Transfer window news Arsenal Read more Share on Messenger Share on Twitter Paris Saint-Germain Share on Pinterest Share on WhatsApp Reuse this content
YouTube/Aka NxvaFour-star wide receiver A.J. Henning is among the top players out of Illinois in the 2020 class.The Lincoln-Way East High School star is ranked No. 51 overall in the class.He’s the No. 8 wide receiver in the class, and No. 1 player in Illinois.A number of Big Ten and Midwestern powers are heavily involved with Henning, though his recruitment also involves teams down South and out West.On Tuesday night, Henning released his Top 10.Illinois, Michigan, Michigan State, Northwestern, Ohio State, Penn State, and Purdue are all on the list from the Big Ten, and are joined by LSU, Notre Dame, and Stanford.A.J. Henning announced the Top 10 via Twitter.Despite this list, he says his recruitment remains open.“LORD Almighty, blessed is the one who trusts in you.”- Psalm 84:12 pic.twitter.com/BEhJRJ8Itx— AJ H3nning (@AJHenning3) January 23, 2019Henning’s full note:“On Jan 22nd, 2018, I had minor surgery. Glory to God that it was a success and I am beyond thankful to be able to continue to play the game that I love. I would like to thank each and every school that has recruited me to this point. With that being said, after taking with my family these are my TOP 10 schools. MY RECRUITMENT IS STILL OPEN!!”247Sports has Notre Dame as the favorite for Henning, with 83-percent of the crystal ball predictions thus far. Ohio State has the remaining votes.
9 Socially Conscious Sweaters for Cozying Up in Comfort This Fall Madewell Men’s Fall Collection Has All Your New Favorites Hardworking Gentlemen Offers American-Made Grooming Goods for the Everyday Man In the winter your jacket is what people see first and judge you by. If you’re settling for one-hit-wonder outerwear, from H&M or Zara, consider spending just a little more on something that will hold its style and last as long as you. This week we stumbled upon Nordic brand Johnny Love, which from what we can see, puts together a well-tailored jacket that will also keep you warm. The casual luxury brand was founded in 2006 and is based in Trondheim, Norway. Helmed by designer John Vinnem, the brand’s obvious strength is its outerwear due to its snowy locale. Vinnem’s ability to make clothing that is versatile enough for any occasion shows in the fits and tailored form of Johnny Love’s outwear and other pieces.All of their pieces are made in the EU, mostly from Italian and Japanese fabrics. Johnny Love’s coats are statement pieces. While they are casual they accentuate the stature of the man wearing them. This is what they call the Scandinavian slim fit: Broad shoulders and chest, and narrower but straight waist.According to the brand spokesman, Magne Gisvold, Johnny Love, “makes clothes that appeal to men who like to dress well and add to their look.” “The clothes don’t ‘hide’ or obscure the personality of the wearer, but enhances it,” Gisvold said. “As our fit enhances a ‘V’ shaped torso, it could be seen as accentuating the masculinity of the wearer.”Our favorite pieces from Johnny Love’s current and past collection you can see above. In terms of outerwear we are fans of their version of the double-breasted pea coat, Poe, which is styled with an almost futuristic design. And as Gisvold said, the coat, like their others pulls fitted around the waist accentuating the V-shape of the wearer (making you look good for the gals, even in the winter). We also recommend their trench coats, the Kaufman and Colombo. The Hemingway is a clever take on the Parka as well. Visit their site here to find U.S. retailers or order directly online. Editors’ Recommendations A Guide to Raw Denim Jean Selection and Care 14 Scandinavian Clothing Brands You Need to Know
zoom Greece-based Pyxis Tankers has reached a preliminary agreement with one its lenders to extend the maturity of the loans related to two of the company’s vessels.Under the agreement, the company will extend USD 25 million of its outstanding debt, which amounts to USD 68.4 million, for an additional four years until September 2022.“Once this amendment is in place, the first scheduled balloon payment with respect to our bank debt will be due in the second quarter of 2020, which enhances our financial flexibility,” Valentios Valentis, Pyxis Tankers’ Chairman and CEO, said.The announcement comes on the back of the company’s financial results for the first quarter of this year which show that Pyxis Tankers recorded a net loss of USD 1.7 million, compared to a profit of USD 1.1 million seen in the same period a year earlier.The decrease in net income was primarily due to a USD 2.9 million decrease in time charter equivalent (TCE) revenues from USD 7.6 million in 1Q 2016 to USD 4.7 million in 1Q 2017.During the quarter, daily TCE rate stood at USD 9,810, significantly lower from USD 14,339 in 1Q 2016.“Our results for the first quarter of 2017 reflected a continuation of a challenging chartering environment. Spot and period charter rates were volatile during the quarter but improved slightly overall, especially for modern eco-efficient tankers. However, we expect chartering activity to continue to be choppy for most of 2017, but believe in a longer term improvement starting in late 2017 due to attractive market fundamentals,” Valentis commented.“Consequently, we intend to continue to maintain our mixed chartering strategy. As of May 15, 2017, we had two vessels on time charter and the balance of our fleet on spot charters, which positions us to take advantage of improving rates when they occur,” Valentis further said.According to Valentis, the company will continue to focus on acquisition opportunities as part of its strategic plan.As of May 15, 2017, Pyxis Tankers’ fleet comprised six vessels.
Earlier today, Feb. 1, Cecil Clarke, Speaker of the House of Assembly, received a letter of resignation from Kevin Deveaux as member for the electoral district of Cole Harbour-Eastern Passage effective March 1. Mr. Deveaux is leaving “a legacy of an exemplary level of service to the electorate of your constituency and the people of the province,” said the Speaker in a letter to Mr. Deveaux, accepting his resignation. -30-
VANCOUVER, B.C. — Here are some key dates in the history of the Trans Mountain pipeline and Kinder Morgan Canada’s efforts to expand its capacity:October 1953: The Trans Mountain pipeline begins shipping oil with an initial capacity of 150,000 barrels per day. The project features four pump stations along its 1,150-kilometre route and a marine dock that connects loading facilities on the east side of Edmonton with ocean tankers in Burnaby, B.C.1957: Pipeline capacity is expanded via the construction of a 160-kilometre pipeline loop. The Westridge Marine Terminal is built and commissioned in Burnaby, B.C. Jan. 12, 2016: Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says in a written submission to the NEB that the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion is in the best interests of both Alberta and Canada.Jan. 27, 2016: The federal Liberal government says pipeline projects such as the Trans Mountain expansion will now be assessed in part on the greenhouse gas emissions produced in the extraction and processing of the oil they carry. Proponents will also be required to improve consultations with First Nations.May 17, 2016: Ottawa appoints a three-member panel to conduct an environmental review of the Trans Mountain expansion project.May 29, 2016: The NEB recommends approval of the pipeline, subject to 157 conditions, concluding that it is in the public interest. Jan. 14, 1985: Trans Mountain’s biggest spill occurs at a tank farm in the Edmonton area. Nearly 10,000 barrels of oil are released.2006 – 2008: The Anchor Loop project adds 160 kilometres of new pipeline through Jasper National Park and Mount Robson Provincial Park between Hinton, Alta., and Hargreaves, B.C. The extension includes 13 new pump stations and modifications to existing stations, increasing capacity from 260,000 bpd to 300,000 bpd.Feb. 21, 2012: Kinder Morgan says it wants to expand the Trans Mountain pipeline after receiving support from oil shippers and will begin public consultations.Dec. 16, 2013: An application is made to the National Energy Board (NEB) to expand the Trans Mountain pipeline. Construction is proposed to begin in 2017, with the aim of having oil flow through the expansion by December 2019.November 2014: More than 100 people are arrested after they camp out in a conservation area on Burnaby Mountain, east of Vancouver, to block crews from conducting drilling and survey work related to the pipeline expansion. Most of the charges are later dropped.August 2015: The NEB postpones public hearings after striking from the record economic evidence prepared by a Kinder Morgan consultant who was to begin working for the regulator. Nov. 29, 2016: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sanctions the Trans Mountain expansion, part of a sweeping announcement that also saw approval of Enbridge’s Line 3 pipeline replacement but the end of its Northern Gateway project.Jan. 11, 2017: B.C. Premier Christy Clark announces her support for the project, saying Kinder Morgan has met five government conditions including a revenue-sharing agreement worth up to $1 billion.May 15, 2017: The Federal Court of Appeal grants Notley’s government intervener status in a lawsuit filed by municipalities and First Nations against the project.May 25, 2017: Kinder Morgan makes its final investment decision to proceed with the development, now estimated to cost $7.4 billion, subject to the successful public offering of Kinder Morgan Canada.May 29, 2017: The B.C. NDP and Greens agree to form a coalition to topple the Liberal party, which won a minority government in an election earlier in the month. The parties agree to “immediately employ every tool available” to stop the project.May 30, 2017: Kinder Morgan Canada debuts on the Toronto Stock Exchange after a $1.75-billion public offering.June 29, 2017: The B.C. Liberals lose a no-confidence vote, clearing the way for NDP Leader John Horgan to become premier.Aug. 10, 2017: The B.C. NDP government hires former judge Thomas Berger to provide legal advice as it seeks intervener status in the legal challenges against the project filed by municipalities and First Nations.Oct. 26, 2017: Kinder Morgan Canada asks NEB to allow work to begin despite a failure to obtain municipal permits from the City of Burnaby.Dec. 7, 2017: NEB allows Kinder Morgan Canada to bypass Burnaby bylaws.Jan. 17, 2018: Kinder Morgan Canada warns the Trans Mountain expansion project could be a year behind schedule.Jan. 18, 2018: NEB establishes a process to resolve permitting issues between Kinder Morgan Canada and provincial and municipal authorities.Jan. 30, 2018: B.C. government moves to restrict any increase in diluted bitumen shipments until it conducts more spill response studies, a move that increases the uncertainty for Trans Mountain.March 9, 2018: B.C. Supreme Court grants interim injunction aimed at preventing anti-pipeline activists from protesting construction at two terminals in Burnaby.March 15, 2018: B.C. Supreme Court grants indefinite injunction preventing protesters from coming within five metres of two work sites for the project.March 23, 2018: Green Party Leader Elizabeth May and New Democrat MP Kennedy Stewart arrested at a protest against the pipeline expansion; Federal Court of Appeal dismisses a B.C. government bid challenging a NEB ruling that allows Kinder Morgan Canada to bypass local bylaws.March 27, 2018: City of Burnaby, B.C., says it will file an appeal to the Supreme Court in connection with the Federal Court of Appeal ruling.April 8, 2018: Kinder Morgan Canada suspends non-essential spending on the Trans Mountain expansion project and sets a May 31 deadline to reach agreements with stakeholders.
US President Donald Trump is once again threatening to impose tariffs on vehicles coming from Canada. In a tweet last night trump said “Tariffs and trade barriers are far too high. Will tax cars if we can’t make a deal!”.The same post referenced NAFTA talks between the US and Mexico saying “Deal with Mexico is coming along nicely and Canada must wait”.There has been concerns about Canada being excluded from the recent re-negotiations on the three-country trade deal.
SANTA MONICA, Calif. – Alibaba founder Jack Ma, the billionaire who has run the Chinese e-commerce giant since 1999, says he’s getting “a bit old” for the Internet.That’s what the outgoing chief executive told a charitable event in Santa Monica Thursday as he pledged $5 million toward a China-based fund that supports environmental conservation projects outside China.“I’m young for new things but I’m a bit old for the Internet,” the 48-year-old said.Ma’s gift doubles the amount raised for the China Global Conservation Fund, an offshoot of the Arlington, Va.-based organization, The Nature Conservancy.Ma steps down as CEO from Alibaba Group on May 10, ahead of a widely expected initial public offering of stock that could create a windfall for Yahoo Inc., which owns nearly a quarter of the company.Ma said that he prepared for his retirement for the last nine years and is looking forward to working on philanthropic causes such as environmental conservation.He said he was inspired to act after visiting his home in China six years ago. A lake he nearly drowned in as a boy had mostly dried up. He also spoke to a farmer who used chemicals on produce that he wouldn’t feed his family. “I know something is wrong,” Ma said.Ma will chair the Chinese board overseeing the fund once he steps down as CEO. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Associated Press Posted May 3, 2013 1:17 am MDT Alibaba founder Jack Ma says he’s ‘a bit old’ for the Internet as retirement nears
by Craig Wong, The Canadian Press Posted Aug 26, 2016 9:02 am MDT Last Updated Aug 26, 2016 at 12:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Ottawa runs $1B deficit in first quarter, down from $5B surplus last year OTTAWA – The federal government ran a deficit of $1.0 billion for the first quarter of its fiscal year, down from a surplus of $5.0 billion in the same period last year though “broadly consistent” with projections in the 2016-17 budget, the Finance Department said Friday.“The financial results for the first three months of the fiscal year provide limited information with respect to the outlook for the year as a whole,” the department said in its fiscal monitor report.“This is because the timing of revenues and expenses can vary from year to year and because the results do not yet reflect several significant government initiatives, such as the introduction of the Canada child benefit.”In the spring budget, the Liberal government projected a $29.4-billion deficit for the 2016-17 fiscal year, which included billions in spending. Those expenditures included the Canada child benefit, which began going out to families in July.The new child benefit replaced the universal child care benefit, the Canada child tax benefit and the national child benefit supplement.Government revenues fell $1.5 billion or 2.1 per cent to $71.8 billion in the first quarter of the fiscal year, while program spending increased $5.1 billion or 8.3 per cent to $66.4 billion. Public debt charges totalled nearly $6.4 billion, down from $7 billion, due largely to a lower average interest rate.For June, the federal government ran a deficit of $1.1 billion as revenue fell and spending increased. The shortfall compared with a surplus of $1.1 billion in the same month last year.Revenue fell $500 million or 2.2 per cent in June due to lower corporate income tax revenue, non-resident income tax and excise taxes and duties.Program spending grew by $1.6 billion that month, an increase of 7.5 per cent, due to growth in major transfers to other levels of government and direct program expenses, though that was partially offset by a drop in transfers to people such as social benefit payments.Public debt charges increased by $100 million or 3.1 per cent, mainly due to higher consumer price index adjustments on real return bonds.
We’re two weeks into the NFL season, and nine teams are 0-2. But these winless squads are not created equal: The Seattle Seahawks, last season’s NFC champion, are clearly in better shape than the terrible Chicago Bears. Still, two games is an eighth of the season, and two early losses can wipe out even the best teams’ margin of error for the rest of the season.So, how bad is it to start 0-2? And which of these nine teams have already screwed up their playoff chances? Watch the video below to find out; you can see the chart we discuss at the bottom of the post.If you’re into this kind of statistical banter, subscribe to FiveThirtyEight’s sports podcast, Hot Takedown. Check out our NFL predictions for odds on every game this season.
All those new low-cost, slim, sexy Android tablets we’ve seen lately are great and all, but how will they hold up on the job site? They’re all a bit too delicate to fend off environmental attackers like dust and water. Fortunately, several OEMs are building tough, manly Android tablets that can stand up to abuse — and Panasonic has just unveiled a new pair of contenders.Meet the BizPad JT-580VT and 581VT, ruggedized 7 and 10-inch (respectively) Android tablets. They’re powered by a dual-core ARM Cortex A9 processor paired with 1GB of RAM and feature 16GB of internal storage, NFC support, user-replaceable batteries, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, GPS, and an infrared emitter.The 7-inch 580VT offers a 5 megapixel front facing camera while the 581 packs a 1.3 megapixel rear camera for video conferencing. Apart from the obvious difference in diagonal measurements, the 580’s touchscreen pushes 1024×768 pixels compared to the 581 at 1280×800. Both are fairly light, at 400 grams and 700 grams respectively.Those are fairly bog-standard specs for Android tablets nowadays, but it’s the rugged design that’s the star here. Both the 580 and 581 are dust-proof and water-proof, and they can handle significant drops — of up to 120CM for the 7-incher and 80CM for its 10-inch sibling.These aren’t Panasonic’s first hard-nosed Android tablets, of course. They’ll join the company’s first ToughBook slate built with Android under the hood, which we showed you back in June. Panasonic has a long pedigree when it comes to ruggedized portable devices, and these new Android slates are sure to get plenty of looks from demanding IT administrators who need resilient tablets to hand out to their users.Unfortunately, this duo is only slated for sale in Japan right now, where they’ll hit the streets in January 2012.More at TechCrunch and Panasonic
Bank of Greece Governor Yannis Stournaras has called for a compromise between Athens and the troika in an interview with Sunday’s Kathimerini, while also insisting that the eurozone should provide Greece with further debt relief.“It is in the interests of both the Greek side and the troika for there to be an immediate compromise based on current reality and common sense,” said Stournaras as Athens waits to see if its reform proposals will be accepted by its lenders so inspectors return to complete a review that has been on hold for several weeks.Stournaras sided with the government over its insistence that there will not be a problem with a fiscal gap next year. The former finance minister pointed out that the troika has miscalculated Greece’s fiscal gap in the past. Instead, he said that the government should focus on strengthening tax collection, speeding up privatizations and promoting more liberalization measures.However, he also disagreed with some European Union officials who have recently insisted that Greece will not need more debt relief to help its economy. He said that the eurozone should stick by its pledge at the Eurogroup on November 27, 2012 to lighten Greece’s debt load once it has achieved a primary surplus.“I believe the further debt relief foreseen at that Eurogroup has to be implemented, along with the necessary fiscal adjustment, privatizations and reforms that help the growth prospects of the Greek economy,” he said.“Firstly, because the sustainability of the current levels of public debt depend on a very high primary surplus (4.5 percent of gross domestic product) from 2016 onward. Secondly, because the lightening of the Greek debt load, according to the discussions at that Eurogroup, was also seen as a reward for Greece after a long and persistent fiscal adjustment.”Stournaras played down fears that Greek banks would lose access to European Central Bank liquidity if Greece and the troika fail to agree on a new program or conditions for a precautionary credit line by January 1 but said this would not be a welcome option.“In such a case liquidity will not be stopped but will be provided through Emergency Liquidity Assistance (ELA),” he said, adding that this would be a more expensive form of borrowing that would have an impact on the real economy. “Today Greek banks refinance their loans from the Eurosystem at a cost of about 0.05 percent. In the unwelcome case that they need to turn to ELA the cost will be around 1.55 percent.”The central bank governor also welcomed the recent law on the settlement of non-performing corporate loans, saying it is in the “right direction,” but added that for Greek lenders to play an effective role in the local economy, the remaining loans which are not being serviced would also need to be tackled.“The supply of loans does not just depend on capital adequacy but also on banks’ liquidity as well,” said Stournaras. “Following their recent capital increases, banks have an adequate capital base but the pressure on their liquidity is still strong.“The large amount of nonperforming loans are an important factor in shaping liquidity. That is why the effective management of these loans, based on best international practices, is vital in order for banks to support the real economy.”Source: Kathimerini Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
Anneaux de Saturne : leur origine au coeur d’une nouvelle théorieUne nouvelle étude publiée dans la revue Nature indique que la formation des anneaux de Saturne pourrait être due à d’anciennes lunes qui auraient pulvérisé des particules de glace autour de la planète.Les anneaux de Saturne seraient les vestiges de satellites naturels depuis longtemps disparus, dépouillés de leur couche de glace externe avant qu’ils n’aillent s’écraser sur la planète, selon une nouvelle théorie. Les fragments de glace auraient ainsi encerclé la deuxième plus grande planète du système solaire, formant alors les anneaux que nous connaissons aujourd’hui, selon Robin Canup, un des auteurs de cette étude dévoilée hier dans la revue Nature.”Cela expliquerait non seulement les anneaux actuels, mais également la présence de nombreuses lunes riches en glace que nous avons observé”, explique-t-elle.À lire aussiUn rover détecte un étrange gel sur la face cachée de la LuneAuparavant, l’origine des anneaux de Saturne était expliquée par deux théories : soit une petite lune a plongé en direction de la planète et a explosé à son contact, soit une comète s’est écrasée sur un de ces satellites, le faisant voler en éclats. Des hypothèses qui posent problème : ces deux scénarios auraient abouti à des anneaux composés d’un mélange de roche et de glace plutôt qu’aux anneaux riches en glace que nous voyons aujourd’hui : ceux-ci sont composés à 90-95% de glace d’eau.Robin Canup a étudié ce qui s’est passé après la formation de Saturne. Plusieurs satellites de la taille de Titan étaient présents autour de la planète mais ils l’ont par la suite heurtée.La scientifique a pu montrer, à travers une simulation, que lorsque ces satellites disparus ont traversé la région occupée par l’anneau B, leur glace s’est mise à fondre. Conséquence : leur matière solide a rejoint le centre. Et c’est par la force gravitationnelle que cette glace s’est dispersée en bandes sur Saturne, à l’origine de ses anneaux majestueux, alors que le noyau rocheux continuait sa course vers le sol.Une théorie qui doit être confirmée ou infirmée par Cassini. Cette sonde doit mesurer la masse et le taux de pollution des anneaux afin d’estimer leur âge de manière plus précise. Sa mission est prolongée jusqu’en 2017.Le 13 décembre 2010 à 17:48 • Emmanuel Perrin