Steve Kerr speaks out on US shootings, Obama White House visits

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “My novice analysis was it was not a particularly well-played game, but again, the result was the desired one for Liverpool fans,” Kerr said. Kerr, guiding the defending champions in the NBA Finals for the fifth year in a row, said he hopes a younger US generation that has lived under the fear of mass shootings might force a change in American gun-ownership laws.“The young generation, the March For Our Lives generation, has really inspired me,” Kerr said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“So I offer my support to them and to all young people, and hope that we can create a change where we don’t all have to walk around scared we’re going to get shot in our country.”Police say the shootings Friday at a municipal building in Virginia Beach, Virginia, were by public works department engineer DeWayne Craddock. Kerr said he was not aware Obama would attend until “a little while” before he spoke to the media and recalled the Warriors’ visit to Obama’s White House after the team’s 2015 NBA crown as a great moment.“The White house visit, for sure, after the 2015 championship,” Kerr said. “That was quite a thrill to visit there and have the whole team there. It was a treat to experience that.”What went unsaid was the team’s decision not to visit US President Donald Trump in the White House after winning the NBA titles the past two seasons.No visits to TrumpWarriors star guard Stephen Curry said after Golden State’s 2017 title that he wouldn’t go to the Trump White House. A White House invitation was later rescinded by Trump after Curry and others had already said they wouldn’t attend.That prompted NBA star LeBron to call Trump a “bum” on Twitter and add, “Going to White House was a great honor until you showed up!”Last year, Warriors stars Curry and Kevin Durant and James said during the finals they would not attend a White House celebration if their team won.Kerr called Trump a “blowhard” and “ill-suited” to be president in 2017.Kerr was an 18-year-old college freshman in January 1984 when his father Malcolm, then president of American University of Beirut, was shot in the back of the head.As a player, Kerr won five NBA titles, three with the Chicago Bulls and two with San Antonio. He has coached the Warriors to three titles in four seasons and seeks another this year.Kerr, a Liverpool supporter, did strike a lighter tone in congratulating the club for beating Tottenham Hotspur in the Champions League final. Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr wears a “Vote for our Lives” shirt to a news conference before Game 2 of basketball’s NBA Finals against the Toronto Raptors in Toronto, Sunday, June 2, 2019. (Neil Davidson/The Canadian Press via AP)Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr on Sunday urged Americans to vote for gun-control candidates in the wake of a US shooting rampage that left 12 dead and four wounded.The tragedy spurred action by Kerr, whose university president father was fatally shot in 1984 in Lebanon by a Shia militia known as Islamic Jihad.ADVERTISEMENT WATCH: Kawhi Leonard’s 34 not enough in Game 2 LATEST STORIES 2 dead in California school attack; gunman shoots self PLAY LIST 03:122 dead in California school attack; gunman shoots self01:42Police: California school shooting took 16 seconds00:50Trending Articles02:42PH 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 Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, toocenter_img DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue View comments Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess According to the Washington-based Gun Violence Archive monitoring group, it was the 150th mass shooting, with four or more people shot or killed, in the United States this year.Kerr, whose Warriors are facing the Toronto Raptors for the NBA crown, wore a T-shirt with the message “Vote For Our Lives” on the front to a pre-game news conference ahead of Sunday’s second game of the best-of-seven championship series.“The shirt has everything to do with the tragedy in Virginia Beach a couple days ago and how devastated so many families are and so many people are,” Kerr said.“The shirt is a reminder that the only way we can get out of this mess is to actually vote, and to vote for people who are going to be willing to create some change in our gun laws in our country.”Kerr’s remarks came only minutes before the tipoff of a contest in Toronto which former US President Barack Obama was slated to attend.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games messlast_img read more

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LG V30 spotted on GeekBench with Snapdragon 835 processor, Android Nougat and more

first_imgBack in May, Google confirmed LG’s next flagship phone with come with Daydream support out-of-the-box and an OLED screen. Rumours hint that LG V30 (the successor of the last year’s LG V20) could be the company’s next flagship phone. Reports are also such that LG could launch the smartphone the V30 sometime around the month of September. Although the launch timeline is just a rumour for the time being, but what can be assured is that LG V30 launch is nearing as the smartphone has now been spotted on GeekBench.The GeekBench listing reveals almost the complete specs of the upcoming LG V30. The listing hints that the smartphone may come with the latest Android Nougat OS (version 7.1.2) and powered by Qulacomm’s Snapdragon 835 processor. Being said that, LG V30 could be the first ever smartphone by then company to feature the latest processor. There are also reports that LG is also working on the successor the LG G6, aka LG G7, and rumours hint that the flagship phone may be powered by Snapdragon 835 also.Just a week ago, Onleaks posted some images of a smartphone, which is supposedly of the LG V30. The renders reveal that the upcoming flagship phone by LG – the LG V30 is going to sport dual cameras on the back, which is already seen on several LG phones already. The two cameras at the back sits horizontally, below which is the fingerprint sensor.Also Read: LG V30 renders leak, shows horizontally placed dual camares at the backadvertisementLooking at the renders, it can be assumed that the LG V30 could possible come with a display screen of 6-inchs. The images further show the phone lock button at the right panel, which indicates that the volume rockers will sit on the left edges. The smartphone looks pretty much sleek in design, and fits a 3.5mm headphone jack at the top edge of the handset.The alleged LG V30 is also rumoured to come with wireless charging support and OLED display, suggests some previously leaked rumours. A recent report from Korea citing industry sources states, “Most OLED screens produced at LG Display’s Gumi E5 plant in the second half will be used for its sister firm LG Electronics’ smartphones, starting with the V30.”Apart from the LG V30, the company is reportedly working hard on the successor of this year’s LG G6. The LG G7. Rumours are that Qualcomm and LG are in talks to incorporate the latest Snapdragon 845 processor in the LG G7. According to Aju Business Daily an industry official says, “The adoption of the Snapdragon 845 for LG’s next flagship phone seems inevitable, considering the emerging virtual reality and augmented reality solutions require more powerful data processing capability.”last_img read more

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Champions League: Marin Nets as Olympiakos Advances

first_imgRijeka’s first Champions League campaign in 18 years is over after Olympiakos built on its 2-1 first leg success by winning 1-0 in Croatia. The Greek side will contest the group stage for the 18th time.The lineup for Thursday’s group-stage draw will be completed on Wednesday. Teams losing in the playoff round drop into the group stage of the Europa League in September.NICE – NAPOLI 0-2Lorenzo Insigne netted his 50th goal for Napoli on Tuesday as the in-demand forward helped his team book a place in the Champions League group stage by beating Nice.Napoli was already leading through Jose Callejon’s goal when Insigne struck from the edge of the penalty area in the 89th minute to complete a 2-0 win on the French Riviera and send his team through 4-0 on aggregate.Whether Insigne is still at Napoli next month is unclear, with Barcelona among the leading clubs reported to be interested in signing him before the summer transfer window closes on Aug. 31.“I’m proud to hear that top clubs are watching me, but doing well with the Napoli shirt is something I have always dreamt of,” Insigne said on the UEFA website. “I think we improved a lot, especially in terms of mentality, hopefully we can also win trophies.”The 26-year-old Insigne is off the mark quickly this season after taking three months to find the net last year.“Lorenzo is an absolute talent,” Napoli coach Maurizio Sarri said. “At the moment he’s the player who best represents Italian football.”There was a very different verdict on Nice’s Italian striker, Mario Balotelli, who was described as “highly inadequate” by coach Lucien Favre.Balotelli had been off the pitch arguing with the fourth official, leaving Nice with 10 men early in the second half, when the unmarked Callejon tapped in at the far post to put Napoli in front. Balotelli, who has a checkered disciplinary record, was booed by his own Nice fans when he was later substituted.___SCORING RECORDCeltic held a 5-0 lead over Astana but the Scottish champions were given a scare in Kazakhstan, where they lost 4-3 but still advanced 8-4 on aggregate. The 12 goals over the two games set a scoring record for the Champions League playoff round.Kristoffer Ajer’s own goal in the 26th minute gave Astana a glimmer of hope of mounting a comeback. Although Scott Sinclair leveled eight minutes later, quick-fire Astana goals at the start of second half from Serikzhan Muzhikov and Patrick Twumasi restored the host’s lead on the night.Twumasi netted again in the 69th to send Astana into a 4-1 lead but his team still required three more goals to go through. Celtic’s nerves were eased by goals in the 80th from Olivier Ntcham and Leigh Griffiths in the 90th.___MARIBOR AT THE TREBLEOnly one side in action on Tuesday was eliminated after winning the first leg. Hapoel Be’er Sheva’s 2-1 advantage over Maribor was wiped out by the Slovenian side winning the second leg 1-0 at home.Maribor went through 2-2 on away goals to contest the group stage for a third time after previously qualifying in 1999 and 2014.___FAVORITES ADVANCESevilla is through to the group stage for a third successive season after drawing 2-2 with competition newcomer Istanbul Basaksehir to advance 4-3 on aggregate. Sergio Escudero and Wissam Ben Yedder scored for Sevilla.___ROB HARRIS, AP Global Soccer WriterMore AP Champions League coverage: www.apnews.com/tag/ChampionsLeagueTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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A rarity: A Virat Kohli ODI hundred in an Indian defeat

first_imgVirat Kohli’s 38th century went in vain as India suffered a 43-run defeat to the West Indies in the third one day international in Pune on Saturday.The result helped the Windies level the 5-match series 1-1, with second ODI in Visakhapatnam being a tie.Kohli compiled 107 to bring up his 38th century in the format but his dismissal ended India’s hopes of chasing down 284 for victory. This was Kohli’s 23rd century while chasing.However, it was the first time ever in Kohli’s 214-match ODI career that his century at home batting second did not help India win. It was the third time overall when his hundred went in vain while chasing a target — the other two had been in Napier in 2014 and in Canberra in 2016.Read – Tendulkar lauds Kohli’s 3rd successive ODI hundred: Incredible feat by a special playerOut of Kohli’s 38 hundreds in ODIs, 31 times he led India to victories while on 6 occasions his country lost. The tied match against the Windies earlier this week was first such occasion.Kohli also holds the record for most centuries — 20 hundreds — in successful chases while the other 11 have come batting first.With Kohli in irrepressible form, India appeared to be comfortably placed at 172 for three after 31 overs but lost their way with the quick wickets of Rishabh Pant, who made 24 off 18 balls, and MS Dhoni.Read – Kohli gutted after India lose 3rd ODI vs West Indies: Just a bad day in the officeThe India captain still looked like a man on a mission — evident from his muted celebration after reaching his hundred — but once he got castled in Samuels’ first over, the fate of the match was sealed.advertisementIndia vs West Indies 3rd ODI: HighlightsThe right-handed batsman hit 10 fours and one six in his 119-ball knock.Kohli also became the first Indian to hit three successive centuries in ODIs. This was also his fourth successive on home soil. In the first two matches, he smashed 140 and 157 not out in Guwahati and Visakhapatnam respectively.Kohli now has become the 10th batsman in ODIs to hit three consecutive centuries.The modern-day great earlier this week bacame the quickest batsman to cross the 10,000-run barrier in the 50-overs format, achieving the feat in only 205 innings.This was also Kohli’s sixth hundred in ODIs in 2018. With the first three coming against South Africa earlier in the year and three in the ongoing series, with two more matches to go.The fourth ODI of the series will be played at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai on Monday.last_img read more

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10 months agoNewcastle inviting offers for Rob Elliot

first_imgNewcastle inviting offers for Rob Elliotby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveNewcastle United are inviting offers for Rob Elliot.Rafael Benitez confirmed that Newcastle keeper Rob Elliot will be available during the transfer window with Martin Dubravka, Freddie Woodman and Karl Darlow currently ahead of him in the pecking order.Asked if Darlow could be sold amid speculation linking him with Sky Bet Championship promotion-chasers Leeds, he replied: “I know some of our players, the agents are telling us this club is interested or another one, but we are not ready at the moment to sell anyone.“The only one that now is available in the window is Elliot because the others, at the moment we need them.“Obviously, we have too many keepers and we have to manage, but Rob is available in the window.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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England unified after Alex Hales’ omission: Joe Root

first_img Indo-Asian News Service New DelhiMay 10, 2019UPDATED: May 10, 2019 16:04 IST England Test captain Joe Root (Twitter/ @englandcricket)HIGHLIGHTSJoe Root said droping Alex Hales was the best decision for the teamRoot said that England team is unified after Hales’ omissionAlex Hales was dropped from the team following a failed drugs testEngland’s Joe Root said that the omission of batsman Alex Hales has had a unifying effect on the team. Hales had been named in the preliminary squad for the World Cup that starts on May 30; despite serving a 21-day suspension following an “off-field incident”, which The Guardian later reported was a positive test for recreational drugs.After the matter went public, Hales was subsequently dropped from the team. Captain Eoin Morgan said that the incident had led to a “complete breakdown in trust” and that all the senior players of the team agreed that dropping Hales was the best decision.”Yes, absolutely,” Root is quoted as saying in a BBC Sport report. “Now we’re back playing cricket, which is really good for the group. We can concentrate on our full focus being on the cricket going into the World Cup.”Root, who is England’s Test captain, also said that Jofra Archer can still make a late entry into the World Cup squad. The Barbados-born pacer was impressive during the little play that was possible in England’s washed out first ODI against Pakistan.”He’s been extremely impressive so far,” said Root. “It’s early days, but the way he bowled yesterday was particularly good.”When guys come in and perform well, that is good for the squad. If guys are performing at the best of their ability, that will improve the standard of the group.”Root also clarified that Archer’s potential late entry won’t cause any disharmony in the team. “I don’t think he’s created any rifts, uncertainty, or problems in the team, it’s purely providing competition and that can only be a good thing,” he said.advertisementAlso Read | With Jofra Archer in the World Cup, England will be a better team: Liam PlunkettAlso Read | Jonny Bairstow picks World Cup glory over Ashes win for England in 2019Also SeeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAnita Jat Tags :Follow Alex HalesFollow Joe RootFollow Eoin MorganFollow England World Cup squad England unified after Alex Hales’ omission: Joe RootBatsman Alex Hales has been withdrawn from the preliminary England World Cup squad, in the wake of his 21-day ban for using recreational drugs. England Test captain Joe Root said the team is more focused for the World Cup after Hales’ omission.advertisementlast_img read more

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Government Lobbying Diaspora’s Support for National School Bus Service

first_img He said the Ministry is looking to acquire 100 school buses over the next five years, and encouraged the Diaspora to match this target. Education, Youth and Information Minister, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, has called on the Jamaican Diaspora in the United States to partner with Government in establishing a national school bus service. Story Highlights Senator Reid assured that the initiative will be rolled out in the rural parishes where students “will benefit from the same level of subsidies enjoyed by (their colleagues) who use the Jamaica Urban Transit Company buses.” Education, Youth and Information Minister, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, has called on the Jamaican Diaspora in the United States to partner with Government in establishing a national school bus service.He said the Ministry is looking to acquire 100 school buses over the next five years, and encouraged the Diaspora to match this target.The Minister was addressing members at a reception hosted in his honor by Jamaica’s Ambassador to the United States, Her Excellency Audrey Marks, at the Jamaican Embassy in Washington, D.C. on November 10.Noting that he envisioned a transportation system “that will take our students from home to school and back”, Senator Reid said the input of stakeholders, like the Diaspora, is pivotal to achieving this.He argued that the service will go a far way in reducing student absenteeism and lateness which he attributed to the lack of a reliable school bus service and parents’ inability to afford public transportation costs.Senator Reid assured that the initiative will be rolled out in the rural parishes where students “will benefit from the same level of subsidies enjoyed by (their colleagues) who use the Jamaica Urban Transit Company buses.”While lauding members of the Diaspora and alumni associations for their ongoing contributions to the education sector through scholarships and other assistance to their alma maters, Senator Reid said it was also an opportune time for them to give consideration to other aspects of the sector such the construction of schools.He indicated that although the education system requires 100 new schools over the medium term to long term, there is an immediate need to build 17 new institutions at a cost of $13 billion dollars.Senator Reid advised that the Government has a four-year education budget from which five new schools will be built next year, and invited the Diaspora to, as best as possible, assist with the construction of the others.last_img read more

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Province Takes Another Step to Support Good Jobs in Shipbuilding

first_imgThe province and Irving Shipbuilding are taking another step to prepare for the 30 years of opportunities and good jobs that the federal shipbuilding contracts will bring to Nova Scotia. Irving Shipbuilding will buy a Barrington Street water lot that has been leased from the province for $1 every five years since 1982. The lot is surrounded by a larger water lot already owned by Irving Shipbuilding. This purchase is necessary for the company to meet requirements for the federal government’s National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy. The lease was transferred to Irving Shipbuilding when it bought the shipyard in 1994. “Nova Scotians want good jobs and a growing economy, and the shipbuilding contracts represent a tremendous opportunity for workers and businesses across the province,” said Economic and Rural Development Minister Percy Paris. “We’ve built a lot of momentum over the past year, and we have to keep these preparations moving forward. This sale is one more step in making sure we’re ready to take full advantage of the shipbuilding work.” An independent assessment was completed by Turner Drake. The market value of the property was determined to be $95,000. Irving Shipbuilding must purchase the lot to have a deed of licence as it starts federal shipbuilding projects. “We are pleased to complete the sale of this water lot, which is an important step under the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy,” said Ross Langley, vice-chairman of Irving Shipbuilding. “This transaction, as well as ongoing negotiations with Canada to complete the arctic offshore patrol ships definition contract, moves us closer to beginning work on the first combat vessels for Canada’s Navy.” The province recently released a study prepared by Duke University that analyzes the range of activities needed to create, produce, deliver and maintain the arctic offshore patrol ships and polar icebreaker and research vessels. It also shows how local companies could become suppliers to the shipbuilding programs in Nova Scotia and British Columbia. “The federal shipbuilding contracts are among the largest economic opportunities Nova Scotia has seen,” said Mr. Paris. “The province is working with our partners and supporting Nova Scotians and businesses with the tools and information needed to help make the most of the huge shipbuilding opportunity.” The federal shipbuilding contracts will provide work for the next 30 years and, based on the economic study by the Conference Board of Canada, are estimated to generate 11,500 direct and indirect jobs Nova Scotia when the project hits its stride in a few years’ time.last_img read more

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Ted Nolans hockey camp about more than shooting pucks

first_imgAPTN National NewsIn New Brunswick, young hockey players have just wrapped up a week picking up tips from the pros.The Ted Nolan Foundation held a hockey camp in the province for First Nations youth.And the camp’s lessons when much farther than how to move the puck.APTN’s Trina Roache has this story.last_img

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TSX slips lower amid mixed earnings commodity prices

The Toronto stock market was lower Tuesday amid mixed earnings news and higher commodity prices.The S&P/TSX composite index was 16.74 points lower to 12,777.51 while the TSX Venture Exchange gained 2.5 points to 1,239.1.Canadian National Railway (TSX:CNR) says its profit increased to $610 million in the fourth quarter with record revenue and carloads. CN also raised its dividend 15 per cent to 43 cents a share. Its shares dropped $1.19 to $93.57 despite the positive earnings report but analysts note CN stock has done very well lately.“You’re seeing some profit taking against the news as it had a big runup ahead of time,” said Colin Cieszynski, market analyst at CMC Markets Canada.“We had seen the stock move up about $4 since the beginning of the year and it’s up about $10 since the start of November. So it looks like you had some expectations getting built in.”The Canadian dollar was slightly lower, down 0.06 of a cent to 100.62 cents US amid a better than expected report on November retail sales while traders looked ahead to Wednesday’s Bank of Canada announcement on interest rates.Statistics Canada reported that retail sales rose by 0.2 per cent to $39.4 billion in November. It was the fifth consecutive monthly sales gain reported by Statistics Canada and stronger than the 0.2 per cent dip that economists had projected.The agency said that higher sales at motor vehicle and parts dealers as well as electronics and appliance stores more than offset declines at most store types.U.S. indexes were lower as amid a disappointing housing sector report.The Dow Jones industrial average declined 1.19 points to 13,648.51 as sales of previously occupied homes dipped in December to a pace of 4.94 million, down from 4.99 million in November. November’s figure was revised lower, but was still the highest in three years.“It wasn’t that much of a miss,” added Cieszynski. “When you go through these kind of turn-arounds, you’re going to have months where some data hits and some data misses.”The Nasdaq shed 9.4 points to 3,125.3 while the S&P 500 index slipped 2.47 points to 1,483.51.Earnings news was mixed as industrial giant The DuPont Co. said net income for the quarter ended Dec. 31 dropped to US$111 million, or 12 cents per share. That’s down from US$373 million, or 40 cents per share, a year earlier.The results beat the consensus estimate of Wall Street analysts of seven cents per share. Sales for the quarter were flat at $7.3 billion and its shares were ahead 47 cents to US$47.46 in New York.Health care products company Johnson & Johnson posted quarterly earnings of $2.57 billion, or 91 cents a share, up from $218 million, or eight cents a share a year ago.Excluding about $800 million in one-time acquisition and litigation charges, earnings in the latest quarter would have been $3.38 billion, or $1.19 per share. That beat the expectation of analysts by two cents per share but the company’s 2013 profit forecast came up short of analyst estimates and its shares were down 70 cents to $72.53.Traders will also take in results Tuesday from Google, IBM and Celestica (TSX:CLS).The information technology sector led decliners, down 0.9 per cent with Research In Motion (TSX:RIM) off 31 cents to $17.10. The shares jumped 10.8 per cent Monday as the BlackBerry maker heads towards the unveiling of its new smartphones on Jan. 30. Scotia Capital has upgraded the stock to outperform.Celestica Inc. was down seven cents to $8.42 ahead of its earnings statement after the market close.The March copper contract in New York gave up early gains and was unchanged at US$3.68 a pound and the base metals sector was down 0.4 per cent. Sherritt International (TSX:S) dropped seven cents to $5.79.Inmet Mining Corp. (TSX:IMN) says a number of parties have expressed an interest in offering an alternative to the hostile $5.1-billion takeover proposed by First Quantum Minerals (TSX:FM). Inmet says several unidentified parties are examining confidential information and discussions are ongoing. Inmet says its shareholders should reject First Quantum’s offer of about $72 per Inmet share. Inmet shares rose 27 cents to $71.21 while First Quantum edged 44 cents lower to $20.89.The energy sector was down 0.33 per cent while February crude on the New York Mercantile Exchange was up 28 cents to US$95.84 a barrel. Canadian Natural Resources (TSX:CNQ) gave back 54 cents to C$29.90.The gold sector was ahead 0.88 per cent with February bullion ahead $5.10 to US$1,692.10 an ounce. Barrick Gold Corp. (TSX:ABX) rose 39 cents to C$34.53. European bourses were lower even as a closely watched survey showed an unexpectedly sharp rise in German investor confidence.The ZEW institute said Tuesday its indicator of economic sentiment rose by 24.6 points in January over the month before to an overall 31.5 points, its highest level since May 2010. Economists had predicted a more modest rise to 12 points.London’s FTSE 100 index dipped 0.05 per cent, Frankfurt’s DAX fell 0.71 per cent while the Paris CAC 40 was down 0.6 per cent. read more

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India cautions protesters on Lanka

Indian Union Minister of State for Commerce and Industry E.M. Sudarsana Natchiappan said any decision against Sri Lanka should be made after considering the far-reaching consequences on the strategic relationship between the two countries and the interests of the Sri Lankan Tamils, The Hindu newspaper reported.“I appreciate the feelings of those who have organised demonstrations against providing training to Sri Lankan Army officials [in Indian military facilities]. But you should not forget that they have the option of approaching China if India turned its back on them. It will not augur well for India, a close neighbour of Sri Lanka,” Natchiappan told The-Hindu. He argued that war conditions in Sri Lanka had an adverse impact in the past on the growth of industry in the Southern districts of Tamil Nadu despite existence of adequate infrastructure. He said a peaceful neighbourhood was necessary for industrial development.“Fear prevented industrialists from making investments in the southern districts. There is a harbour in Tuticorin, an international airport in Madurai and another airport in Tuticorin. Still we cannot attract investment,” he said. Natchiappan said India already had problems along the borders it shared with Pakistan and it could not afford to create a situation that would disturb peace along the Palk Straits. The Minister said any decision against Sri Lankan government would have a direct bearing on the Tamils in Sri Lanka and Tamil refugees living in India. read more

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Sentencing begins for former Deputy Education Minister

A sentencing hearing is expected to get underway today in a child pornography case involving a man who was once a deputy education minister for Ontario and Manitoba.Benjamin Levin, 63, pleaded guilty to three child pornography-related charges in a Toronto court last month.  He was originally charged with seven child porn related offences.In a written statement, Levin has said he’s “deeply ashamed” of his actions.  Court has heard that Levin used to frequent an online website with numerous chatrooms for the discussion of sexual activities.Among the people he chatted with were three undercover officers all posing as women interested in sexual activities with children. read more

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Mayor Eisenberger says tariffs are a bullying tactic

Hamilton Mayor Fred Eisenberger joined CHCH to talk about how Trump’s import tariffs will affect Hamilton locals.“We’ve been concerned about it right from the very beginning when these tariffs were proposed tariffs an now that they’re a reality, the likelihood of there being job impacts has increased significantly.”“The other impact is the price of consumer products, and that’s almost immediate. If you put a 25% surtax on top of price of steel then anything steel related is going to go up in price by 25% as well.”The mayor says these products include cars, major appliances and toasters.He says the imposed tariffs are a “bullying tactic” and it will have a negative impact on everyone because not only will the prices go up in Canada, they will also go up in the U.S.Adam Atkinson reports on how the tariffs will affect local steel businesses and how the costs will be passed onto consumers.Click here to watch read more

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Facebook and Instagram are killing off our memories

first_imgIn a separate story at the University of Texas, researchers found people are worse at performing simple tasks and remembering information when they have a smartphone within eye shot – suggesting people should leave them in their pockets or handbags. Even when they were turned off and in our line of sight, people still seemed distracted, the scientists found.What’s more, posting pictures on social media can actually alter our perception of how we recall certain events. Cognitive scientist Alixandra Barash, from New York University, has been delving into research about how smartphones change what we notice.Using Christmas as an example, she said if she asked so-called “Instagrammers” to recall their experience of the festive season, they’d actually start visualising what happened from an “outsider’s perspective” – as if they were looking at a photograph rather than the real thing.She said: “When people are in more of a third-person perspective, they’ll have less intense emotions when they relive the experience, whereas if I stay in the first-person perspective, I feel the genuine emotions that I felt during the exchange.” These people in pink raincoats on a boat ride at Niagara Fall may struggle to remember exactly what they saw A week later, they were quizzed on aspects of the visit. A group armed with iPods with cameras, taking pictures as they went, recalled less correct answers about what they had set their eyes upon than a separate group armed with nothing but their memories.The researchers say this proves having a device like a smartphone containing a camera takes us away from the moment. The obsession with taking smartphone photos is causing people to lose their most precious memories, according to new research.Scientists found that people are so distracted by taking pictures, they couldn’t actually remember what they had seen.The study, published in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, said using smartphones alters our memories by taking us away from the moment.It’s the latest in a line of research revealing how smartphones and staring at screens impacts on not only our health, but all aspects of our lives.The researchers decided to look at how we increasingly use social media to record and share our experiences in a surprise memory test.They took hundreds of participants on a self-guided tour of a church and encouraged people to take notes of what they saw – including what the building looked like.center_img The science behind it says that when we create memories, neurons in our brains link together sensations such as what something looked or felt like. But when we’re distracted, these are not stored in our brains – instead lasting forever on social media sites like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.Emma Templeton, a Dartmouth College psychological researcher who led the the study, wrote that “participants without media consistently remembered their experience more precisely than participants who used media.” She added: “Together, these findings suggest that using media may prevent people from remembering the very events they are attempting to preserve.”Previously, studies have shown how the constant presence of a mobile phone in our hands has a “brain drain” effect, that reduces people’s intelligence and attention spans. 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. These people in pink raincoats on a boat ride at Niagara Fall may struggle to remember exactly what they sawCredit:Oleksiy Maksymenko/All Canada Photoslast_img read more

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Georgia man on Carnival cruise goes overboard near Caribbean

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – U.S. Coast Guard officials have begun their search for a person who went overboard from a Carnival cruise ship, Friday morning.According to a U.S. Coast Guard spokesperson, they received a call at around 5 a.m. that a person went overboard from the Carnival Liberty. The person reportedly fell from the ninth deck of the ship, about 10 miles northwest from Berry Island.The man was later identified as 32-year-old Reco Scott of Decatur, Ga.A Carnival spokesperson said the ship was transiting between Port Canaveral and Nassau, Bahamas. when the man went overboard.Please check back on WSVN.com and 7News for more details on this developing story.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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Shillong court acquits Salahuddin

first_imgSalahuddin AhmedBNP leader Salahuddin Ahmed has been acquitted in a case that had charged him with trespassing into India.A court in Shillong of Meghalaya passed the order on Friday, his lawyer SP Mahanta told Prothom Alo.“They have ruled that my client is innocent,” he said.Shilong police filed the case against Salahuddin on charges of tresspassing into India on 11 May 2015.In the court, Salahuddin said he was abducted from his Uttara residence in Dhaka in March of 2015. After about two months, unidentified persons left him in Shillong.Salahuddin was APS to former prime minister Khaleda Zia in 1991. Leaving government service, he joined polictics and was elected member of parliament in 2001.He was made state minister for communications when BNP came to power. He was joint secretary general when he was detained in India.Salahuddin was also elected a member of the BNP’s standing committee, the highest policy making body of the party, during his detention in India.last_img read more

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Angels of history in the Capital

first_imgVikas Kalra, a renowned young artist also referred to as ‘contemporary Souza’ is all set for his solo show titled ‘Angel of History’ presented by Siddharth Tagore of Art Konsult in the capital. The show will be curated by noted art critic and curator Johny ML.Known for his strong visual expressionist language, Kalra has already conducted five solo exhibitions in the city and elsewhere. Inspired by the works of Pablo Piccaso and Souza, Kalra has already become an integral part of the elite art collections in the country and abroad. He has established a space of his own and has worked his ways through the dense forest of the Indian art scene.  His sense of aesthetic capability has been his forte throughout which is quite evident in his works.DETAILWhere: Visual art Gallery, India Habitat centreWhen: 16 April to 19 April Time: 11am to 8pmlast_img read more

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Go back to the enewsletter From 1 November 2015

first_imgGo back to the e-newsletter >From 1 November 2015 Qantas and China Eastern customers will experience shorter transit times, more codeshare options and greater frequent flyer benefits when travelling between Australia and China.As part of the expanded strategic partnership announced in November 2014, the airlines have also co-located their operations in Terminal 1 at Shanghai Pudong International Airport. Co-location will give customers streamlined check in facilities, access to China Eastern’s new lounge facility and improved connection times in the partnership’s Shanghai hub.Co-location will also allow customers to more easily connect to 67 Qantas codeshare services operated by China Eastern, including new destinations such as Changchun, Jinan and Wuhan. This takes Qantas’ intra-China offering from 11 to 18 markets and provides more than 400 services per week that connect within four hours to other destinations beyond the partnership’s main hub.Qantas International CEO Gareth Evans said the new agreement supports the growing number of customers travelling between Australia and China.“Our goal is to be the first choice for travel between Australia and China and customers will enjoy significant customer benefits as a result of the expanded partnership,” said Mr Evans.“Co-location in Terminal 1 at Shanghai Pudong International Airport makes it easy for our customers to connect beyond Shanghai to the rest of China, and from cities across China through to Australia.“Aviation is opening up new travel and business opportunities at a time when the Australia-China relationship is more important than ever to both countries.“We see huge potential for this expanded partnership with China Eastern as tourist numbers grow and the China-Australia free trade agreement is finalised.“It’s an exciting time for Qantas International. We’re using our aircraft more efficiently and adding capacity to meet demand for travel to destinations across the Asia-Pacific, while expanding strategic partnerships to give our customers a bigger network.  Working more closely with China Eastern is vital part of this strategy,” said Mr Evans.From November 1 2015, under the new agreement Qantas customers will also have new travel options between Australia and Shanghai, including codeshare bookings on China Eastern’s double daily Sydney – Shanghai services and double daily Melbourne – Shanghai services.These services are complemented by Qantas’ existing codeshare on China Eastern’s Sydney Nanjing – Beijing services and new year-round Brisbane-Shanghai services beginning in November 2016.Qantas Frequent Flyers will also have greater capacity to earn and redeem points as the partnership develops.Go back to the e-newsletter >last_img read more

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NEW YORK — Some Emmy Award nominations seemed like

first_img NEW YORK — Some Emmy Award nominations seemed like a lock: “Game of Thrones” was going to earn a haul . “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” would still charm voters. The final goodbye to “Veep” would surely end in nominations.But who would have bet against Jim Parsons? And who thought “Schitt’s Creek” would finally get noticed by Emmy voters long after its cameras were turned off? And who thought the powerful “When They See Us,” which shined a light on a 30-year-old miscarriage of justice, would be hailed with over a dozen nominations?Some of the snubs and surprises from the Emmy nominations.BIG WHIMPERParsons won’t be able to make Emmy history this year.“The Big Bang Theory” star didn’t earn a nomination for outstanding lead actor in a comedy series, meaning his fifth statuette is out of reach in 2019.Parsons is a six-time nominee and won his fourth statuette in 2014, tying Carroll O’Connor, Michael J. Fox and Kelsey Grammer’s category record of four wins apiece.“The Big Bang Theory,” which ended its run after 12 seasons earlier this year, got little goodbye love from Emmy voters despite being a top-rated comedy.The show won 10 Emmy Awards during its life but earned just three nominations Tuesday — for direction, technical direction and editing.SUDDENLY LOVEFor five seasons, there were Emmy crickets when it came to “Schitt’s Creek.” Then, after it’s sixth and final season — respect.“Schitt’s Creek” earned four nominations Tuesday, including acting ones for stars Eugene Levy and Catherine O’Hara. The show is also up for outstanding comedy series.Co-creator and co-star Dan Levy — son of Eugene — tweeted out an emoji in tears.The show had been a sleeper hit among comedy fans. The series garnered its first Critics Choice Award nomination in 2018 and its arrival on Netflix helped spread the word.“Schitt’s Creek” follows a family of newly broke millionaires arriving at their one remaining asset — a backwater town they bought for their son as a joke.NOT LAUGHINGThe recent Emmy-less streak for “The Tonight Show” continues.The venerable show where Steve Allen, Jack Paar, Johnny Carson, Jay Leno and Conan O’Brien played host hasn’t won an Emmy for outstanding variety talk show under Jimmy Fallon — and won’t again in 2019.There was no room for “The Tonight Show” this year as outstanding variety talk show. Spots instead went to “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah,” ”Full Frontal with Samantha Bee,” ”Jimmy Kimmel Live!” ”Last Week Tonight with John Oliver,” ”The Late Late Show with James Corden” and “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.”Fallon, who has four Emmys, has gone without a statuette since 2015, when he won a social media award. Fallon did get an acting nomination Tuesday for mocking presidential hopeful Beto O’Rourke on Facebook Live.The last time “The Tonight Show” was nominated for outstanding variety talk series was in 2016. The show used to be the king of late night but stumbled in the ratings after Fallon’s now-infamous hair mussing appearance with Donald Trump.THEY DID SEE USIt was often hard to watch but it was definitely seen: Ava DuVernay’s four-part Netflix series “When They See Us” earned a whopping 16 nominations.The four-part series explores the true story of five black and Latino New York City teenagers who were coerced into confessing to a rape they didn’t commit in 1989 and follows them over the course of 25 years.DuVernay was nominated for writing and directing, while the show earned nods for casting, cinematography, music, sound editing and outstanding limited series.Actor Jharrel Jerome was nominated for best lead actor in a limited series, and Niecy Nash and Aunjanue Ellis each got one for lead actress in a limited series.Supporting actor nods went to Asante Blackk, Michael K. Williams and John Leguizamo. Marsha Stephanie Blake and Vera Farmiga won nods in the supporting actress category.NOT DEAD TO USChristina Applegate could win a second Emmy now that she’s nabbed a surprise best actress in a comedy nomination for “Dead to Me.”The actress, who made her name on TV with “Married . With Children” and won an Emmy as a guest star in “Friends,” got the quirky Netflix show’s only nomination.“Thank you, thank you, thank you!” she tweeted. “Best part of the morning was my kid finding out and she screamed.”On the show, Applegate plays Jen, a mom who has recently lost her husband to a hit-and-run accident. His death upends her life, forcing her to deal with grief and anger.To win the Emmy this time, she’ll have to beat Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Rachel Brosnahan, Natasha Lyonne, Catherine O’Hara and Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Tracee Ellis Ross, who had been nominated three times in a row in the category for “black-ish,” was frozen out this year.___Mark Kennedy is at http://twitter.com/KennedyTwitsMark Kennedy, The Associated Press AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Mark Kennedy, The Associated Press Posted Jul 16, 2019 11:16 am PDT This image released by Netflix shows Linda Cardellini, left, and Christina Applegate in a scene from “Dead To Me.” On Tuesday, July 16, 2019, Applegate was nominated for an Emmy Award for outstanding actress in a comedy series. (Saeed Adyani/Netflix via AP) Parsons snub, ‘Schitt’s Creek’ love among Emmy surpriseslast_img read more

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