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HC directs Goa Minister to hand ₹1.5 lakh to State Legal Aid Fund

first_imgThe Bombay High Court at Goa on Thursday directed State Health Minister Vishwajit Rane to deposit ₹1.5 lakh to the State Legal Aid Fund while disposing of a 10-year-old case against him.A spokesperson for the Panaji Bench of the High Court told reporters that following the order by Justices C.V. Bhadang and Prithviraj Chavan, Mr. Rane paid the money by demand draft. Activist lawyer Aires Rodrigues in 2007 complained that Mr. Rane issued death threats to him duirng a telephonic conversation. Mr. Rodrigues told the court that he had no objection to a petition moved by Mr. Rane seeking closure of the decade-old case.“The petitioner is permitted to deposit ₹1.5 lakh with the State Legal Aid Fund,” the one-line court order read. Mr. Rane, son of former Goa Chief Minister and senior Congress legislator Pratapsingh Rane, was booked under Section 506 (ii) of Indian Penal Code. Mr. Rane is a member of the cabinet and is contesting a by-election for the Valpoi assembly constituency to be held on August 23.Meanwhile, the District Magistrate in South Goa on Thursday directed all owners of lodges in the State to not allow guests to check-in unless they produce identity proof issued by a recognised authority. The advisory is applicable to owners of hotels, private guest houses, paying guest accommodation and temporary residential accommodation.One-week deadlineThe District Magistrate said those who need accommodation on rent should submit a written statement to the nearby police station. The court said the landlord should submit the information in duly prescribed forms available at the local police station within a week.last_img read more

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How to make a splint

first_imgDefinitionA splint is a device used for holding a part of the body stable to decrease pain and prevent further injury.Alternative NamesSplint – instructionsConsiderationsThe purpose of a splint is to hold still and protect a wounded body part from further damage until you get medical help. It is important to check for good circulation after the injured body part has been immobilized.Commercial splints are often used to immobilize a body part in the treatment of various disorders.CausesSplints can be used for many different injuries. Any time there is a broken bone, stabilizing the area is important.First AidCare for all wounds first before applying a splint.An injured body part should usually be splinted in the position in which it was found, unless you have been treated by a professionalwho is a specialist in that area.Find something rigid to use as supports to make the splint such as sticks, boards, or even rolled up newspapers. If none can be found, use a rolled blanket or clothing. An injured body part can also be taped to an uninjured body part in order to prevent it from moving. For example, you can tape an injured finger to the finger next to it to keep it immobile.Extend the splint beyond the injured area in order to keep it from moving. In general, try to include the joint above and below the injury in the splint.Secure the splint with ties (belts, cloth strips, neckties, etc.), or tape above and below the injury (make sure the knots are not pressing on the injury). Avoid over-tightening which can cut off the circulation.Check the area of the injured body part frequently for swelling, paleness, or numbness. If necessary, loosen the splint.Seek professional medical attention.Do NotadvertisementDo notchange the position of, or realign, an injured body part. Be careful when you place a splint to avoid causing more injuries. Be sure to pad the splint well to avoid putting extra pressure on the injured limb.If the injury is more painful after placing the splint, remove the splint and seek medical assistance immediately.When to Contact a Medical ProfessionalIf an injury occurs while in a remote area, call for emergency medical assistance as soon as possible. In the meantime, give first aid to the patient.The following require immediate medical help:Bone that is sticking through the skinOpen would around the injuryLoss of feeling (sensation)Loss of pulse or a feeling of warmth beyond the injured siteIf any of these situations occur and medical assistance is not available, and the injured part looks to be abnormally bent, gently replacing the injured part back into its normal position may improve the circulation.PreventionSafety is the best way to avoid broken bones caused by falling. Some diseases make bones break easier, so use caution when assisting a person with fragile bones.Avoid activities that strain the muscles or bones for long periods as these can cause fatigue and falls. Always use protective gear, such as proper footwear, pads, braces, and helmets.ReferencesChudnofsky CR, Byers SE. Splinting techniques. In: Roberts JR, Hedges JR, eds. Clinical Procedures in Emergency Medicine. 5th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Elsevier Saunders; 2009:chap 50.Kassel MR, Gianotti A. Splints and slings. In: Auerbach PS, ed. Wilderness Medicine. 6th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Elsevier Mosby; 2011:chap 19.Review Date:4/16/2013Reviewed By:C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, Bethanne Black, Stephanie Slon, and Nissi Wang.last_img read more

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Rafael Nadal Gets Married to His Partner of 14 Years Xisca Perello

first_img Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. Mallorca: Rafael Nadal married his partner of 14 years, Xisca Perello, at a castle in Mallorca on Saturday.Nadal, the 19-time grand slam champion, tied the knot with 31-year-old Perello at La Fortaleza, with a reported 350 guests invited to a private ceremony. Juan Carlos I, the king of Spain from 1975 to 2014, was believed to be among those in attendance while the Michelin-star chef, Quique Dacosta, was reportedly in charge of catering.Nadal, 33, met his wife through his younger sister Maribel, a childhood friend of Perello. rafael nadaltennisweddingXisca Perello First Published: October 19, 2019, 10:43 PM ISTlast_img read more

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DiGregorio excited to compete at highest level with his new team TNT

first_imgBecoming his own man Someone from the Philippines could win a $208 million jackpot this week! There, DiGregorio hopes to deliver exactly what he was plucked out of Blackwater for–shooting.“With guys like Jayson and KJ (McDaniels) being able to break down thee defense at any time, it really is a shooters’ paradise,” said DiGregorio.“Now the next step for someone like me and the rest of the guys spreading the floor is to just knock down the shots,” he added.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Maliksi to Meralco trade approved; Blackwater gets Tolomia, Canaleta And while he was grateful for the journey with the young franchise, the Filipino-Italian guard said he is now looking forward to opening a new chapter at KaTropa.“I’m very excited,” he told the Inquirer when asked about his transfer. “It’s a franchise with a winning culture and their main goal is to always compete and win.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practiceDiGregorio was traded last Saturday for Brian Heruela, a four-time PBA Champion with San Miguel Beer.“As a competitor, that’s all you could ask for: to compete at the highest level in the big games,” he added. Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical MANILA, Philippines–Mike DiGregorio ended his stint with Blackwater with a bang, firing 22 points to lead the Elite hours before his shipment to TNT.ADVERTISEMENT Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. This jewelry designer is also an architectcenter_img MOST READ Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics LATEST STORIES DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers There’s plenty of that to go around right now over at the TNT side, with the flagship MVP team coming off a Commissioner’s Cup Finals campaign and is now enjoying an unbeaten run in the Governors’ Cup.But DiGregorio knows that there’s a process that comes hand in hand with this side of “the business,” and his foremost task is to learn the ropes from Jayson Castro.The 27-year-old marksman believes the transition should be easy.“He’s a very humble and unselfish superstar so I know the transition will be seamless. I want to try and learn as much as I can from him and just try to be a sponge anytime I’m around him,” he added.DiGregorio is set to debut with TNT against sister team NLEX this Friday in a battle between the top two teams of the draw.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014?last_img read more

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IRGC MUST STILL FINALIZE SPORTS BETTING RULES

first_imgBefore sports betting may begin in Iowa’s casinos, the state’s Racing and Gaming Commission must finalize the regulations guiding that type of betting.IRGC Administrator Brian Ohorilko says the commission is making progress on drafting those rules:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/IRGC1.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC………..next few weeks” :11Ohorilko says they will hold a public hearing on the rules at their July 11th meeting, and could vote on approving them at the end of July.Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/IRGC2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC………emergency adopt” :19He says it is possible you might be able to legally place a bet in Iowa on the first college football games of the year.Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/IRGC3.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC……football season” :21Ohorilko says that timeline is based on everything falling into place without delay.The I-R-G-C’s July 11th meeting will be held at the Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino in Altoona.last_img read more

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Tabasco Turns 150 Years Old, Blows Everyone Away with Special-Edition Hot Sauce

first_imgName a more iconic duo than Tabasco hot sauce and your taste buds — we’ll wait. That little red bottle has been spicing up dishes and burning tongues with a signature combo of peppers, vinegar, and salt for years — 150 years, to be exact. The first batch of Tabasco was introduced in 1868 and the Avery Island, Louisiana-based production is still going strong in 2018.To honor this milestone birthday, the Tabasco brand and owners, the McIllhenny family, are throwing a year-long party. The anniversary celebration kicked off in New Orleans (where else?) in January 2018 and will continue across the globe for the remainder of the year. And when we say “across the globe,” we mean it — Tabasco is available in over 185 countries.What we’re most excited about, though, is the special-edition hot sauce release: the Tabasco 150th Anniversary Diamond Reserve Red Sauce.Tabasco/InstagramTabasco’s flagship sauce (and its seven other standard variations) feature one main ingredient: tabasco peppers. These heirloom chilies — which were named for the Mexican state of Tabasco, its place of origin — start off green and slowly age to the bright red color we associate with the sauce.The Diamond Reserve Red Sauce is like normal Tabasco sauce, except taken up to 11. This unique recipe is “made from a selection of the finest tabasco peppers on Avery Island, chosen for their superior color, texture, and robustness.” The chilies are aged, then married with the usual salt and vinegar mixture — except Diamond Reserve gets sparkling white wine vinegar instead of your standard distilled variety.All the “finest tabasco peppers” come with a price, however. A 6-ounce bottle will cost you $35 compared to the typical $2 for a bottle of the Original Red Sauce. But it’s not every day that you get to celebrate a 150th birthday.“My family and all of us at McIlhenny Company are truly humbled by the love we’ve seen for Tabasco Sauce that has brought us to this incredible anniversary,” Anthony A. Simmons, president and CEO of McIlhenny Company and fifth-generation McIlhenny family member, said in a press release. “I don’t know if my great-great-grandfather [Edmund McIlhenny] ever dreamed that his backyard start-up would have given rise to an entirely new food category.”A tip of the hot sauce bottle to you, sir.When you’re ready to heat up your drinks (figuratively, not literally), use your Tabasco in these spicy cocktail recipes. Editors’ Recommendations If You Haven’t Visited the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, What Are You Waiting For? The Best Bottles of Whiskey You Can Buy For $20 or Less 6 Classic Tequila Cocktail Recipes You Need to Know How 2 Noma Alumni Brought Their Flavorful Spirits Line to the United States 10 Top Shelf Vodka Brands that are Actually Worth a Damn last_img read more

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Damage estimate in Sherwood Park explosions pegged at 14 million

first_imgDamage from a pair of explosions in Sherwood Park, Alta has been estimated at $14 million.Council said that money will come from unbudgeted expenditures and that the incident was uninsurable.Strathcona County policy is to seek council approval for any expenditures over $2 million.The 14 million is only an estimate at this point, as environmental assessments are still being performed and the final cost won’t be known until restoration work is complete.“We thank everyone for their patience. This is a large incident with many moving pieces, and we are grateful for the high level of professionalism demonstrated by recovery experts and staff,” Mayor Rod Frank said in a news release. “We continue to move forward as swiftly, and safely, as possible to return to normal business.”County Hall is open but the community centre, which includes the library and is situated over the parkade, is still closed and is expected to stay that way for the next 90 days.Council offices are now temporarily located in County Hall in the space where Economic Development and Tourism operates.As for the incident itself, the RCMP continues to look into the motive behind the explosions.READ MORE: Man dead after two explosions in Sherwood ParkEmergency crews were called to reports of a fire on Tuesday, Nov. 6 at a complex that houses the Strathcona County office and council chambers in Sherwood Park.The first call came in at 6:15 p.m. and when emergency crews arrived, they found a man inside a vehicle where the explosion was reported. He was transported to hospital, but died a short time later.At around 8:15 p.m. that same day, while members from the Emergency Response Team (ERT) along with the Explosive Disposal Unit (EDU) were on scene investigating, a second explosion occurred while they were in close proximity.Mounties say an autopsy was performed on 21-year-old Kane Kosolowsky and that he died of a gunshot wound after a pair of explosions in Sherwood Park.READ MORE: 21-year-old suspect in Sherwood Park double explosions identifiedInvestigators earlier released that the man had been injured and sent to hospital and that it was not related to an interaction with police.Kosolowsky was the only person found at the scene of two blasts at a complex that also houses a library and a restaurant.last_img read more

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Up close and personal with Indigenous woman living with HIV

first_imgAPTN National NewsDoris Peltier has been an advocate for HIV/AIDS since she was diagnosed 15 years ago.Her latest battle has been to decolonize how research is conducted on Indigenous patients, especially women.For Aboriginal AIDS Awareness week, APTN’s Tom Fennario caught up with Peltier to talk about her life and activism.last_img

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3000kg garbage collected from Mt Everest

first_imgKathmandu: A total of 3,000 kilogrammes of solid waste has been collected from Mt Everest since April 14 when Nepal launched an ambitious clean-up campaign aimed at bringing back tonnes of trash from the world’s highest peak, which has lately turned into a “garbage dump”. The 45-day ‘Everest Cleaning Campaign’, led by Solukhumbu district’s Khumbu Pasanglhamu Rural Municipality began on April 14 with the Nepali new year and aims to collect nearly 10,000 kilogrammes of garbage from Mt Everest. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince Salman ‘snubbed’ Pak PM Imran, recalled his private jet from US: ReportDandu Raj Ghimire, Director General of Department of Tourism, informed at a press conference on Sunday that of the 3,000-kilogramme garbage collected so far, 2,000 kilogrammes had been sent to Okhaldhunga while the remaining 1,000 kilogrammes were brought to Kathmandu using Nepali Army helicopters for disposal. “Our team has now reached the Everest Base Camp for the cleaning campaign. All the necessary things including food, water and shelter have already been arranged there,” Ghimire was quoted as saying by The Himalayan Times. Also Read – Iraq military admits ‘excessive force’ used in deadly protests”Under this campaign we will be collecting around 5,000-kg of garbage from Base Camp area, while 2,000-kg of garbage will be collected from the South Col region and around 3,000-kg will be collected from Camp II and Camp III area,” he said. Ghimire said the team will also bring down dead bodies from the Everest if they are able to locate any. This is the first time ever that all stakeholders have come together to clean up the world’s highest peak, Ghimire said. The team has located four bodies while cleaning the Base Camp. Ghimire said the Tourism Department estimates that around 23 million Nepalese rupees will be spent for the campaign. The d has estimated that at least 500 foreign climbers and over 1,000 climbing support staff will visit higher camps of Mt Everest this season as they prepare to scale the world’s highest peak as well as Mt Lhotse, the fourth tallest mountain, the report said. Every year, hundreds of climbers, Sherpas and high altitude porters make their way to Everest, leaving behind tonnes of both biodegradable and non-biodegradable waste – including empty oxygen canisters, kitchen waste, beer bottles and faecal matter – on the highest peak, which has lately acquired notoriety as the “world’s highest garbage dump”. “Our goal is to extract as much waste as possible from Everest so as to restore glory to the mountain. Everest is not just the crown of the world, but our pride,” Ghimire told reporters in Kathmandu. There have been attempts in the past to clean up Everest, including a 2014 government-mandated provision making it mandatory for every climber to come down the peak with at least 8-kilogramme of garbage – the amount of trash estimated to be produced by one climber. “If only climbers brought back their own waste, it would greatly help keep Everest clean. It’s not about the 8-kg waste, but bringing back the waste they produce,” Ghimire was quoted as saying by The Kathmandu Post. “Everything on Everest, other than rock and snow, will be brought back. The goal is to send the message that we should keep this mountain pollution free,” said Tika Ram Gurung, secretary of the Nepal Mountaineering Association.last_img read more

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Morocco Jumps 9 Places Ranks 60th in World Bank Doing Business

Improving its 2018 global ranking of 69th by nine places, Morocco owes its score of 71.02 out of 100 to several new entrepreneurship-friendly policies.Thanks to these reforms, Morocco ranked the 2nd best country for doing business in the MENA region behind the United Arab Emirates, which came 11th worldwide and just ahead of Bahrain, which ranked 62nd. Morocco came 3rd in Africa behind Mauritius, which ranked 20th globally and Rwanda at 29th. Morocco came ahead of South Africa, which ranked 82nd globally. According to the report, released Wednesday, October 31, Morocco has made it easier to start a business by reducing registration fees, easier to register property by  streamlining procedures, and easier to resolve insolvency.The report also noted that Morocco “made exporting and importing easier by implementing a paperless customs clearance system and improving infrastructure at the port of Tangier.”The World Bank ranked New Zealand, Singapore, and Denmark as the easiest countries for doing business and Venezuela, Eritrea, and Somalia as the hardest.The Moroccan National Committee for Business Environment is the body in charge of preparing a complete portfolio of Morocco’s major reforms to submit to the World Bank in Washington. read more

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Not accident but murder

The incident had initially been recorded as an accident and was being investigated also as an accident, the police media unit said. Further investigations are now underway. However it had later been found that the two victims were beaten to death using an iron rod. Police investigations have found that two people found dead in a three-wheeler in Pussalawa last year after the vehicle had fallen into a lagoon was not an accident but murder.The police media unit said today that a suspect was arrested yesterday over the incident after it was believed he had murdered the two men and pushed the three-wheeler into the lagoon with the two bodies.

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Annan says only an international campaign can rid world of terrorism

“Terrorism will be defeated if the international community summons the will to unite in a broad coalition, or it will not be defeated at all,” the Secretary-General told the United Nations General Assembly as it opened a weeklong meeting on measures to combat international terrorism. “The United Nations is uniquely positioned to serve as the forum for this coalition, and for the development of those steps governments must now take – separately and together – to fight terrorism on a global scale.” The Secretary-General welcomed the Security Council’s adoption late Friday of a broad resolution aimed at targeting terrorists and those who harbour, aid or support them. “I applaud the Council for acting so swiftly to enshrine in law the steps needed to carry this fight forward with new vigour and determination,” he said, urging all States to support the effort.Referring to the work of the General Assembly, Mr. Annan noted that it must give effect to the 12 UN treaties and protocols on international terrorism. He proposed that countries “make it their first order of business during the general debate to sign all the conventions on terrorism, and pledge to work for their ratification and implementation without delay.” In addition, he urged States to forge agreement on a comprehensive convention against international terrorism. Warning of other threats, the Secretary-General pointed out that a single attack involving a nuclear or biological weapon could kill millions. “While the world was unable to prevent the 11 September attacks, there is much we can do to help prevent future terrorist acts carried out with weapons of mass destruction,” he emphasized, calling for redoubled efforts to implement key treaties relating to those arms, closer cooperation among international organizations dealing with them, and tighter national legislation covering the exports of goods and technologies used in their production.While focusing his remarks on the fight against terrorism, Mr. Annan also called attention to the need to care for victims of that scourge, “whether they are the direct targets or other populations who will be affected by our common effort.” In particular, he urged donors to support the recent UN humanitarian appeal for Afghanistan. Seeking to draw lessons from the recent attacks, the Secretary-General said, “just as a concerted international response can make the work of terrorists much harder to accomplish, so should the unity born of this tragedy bring all nations together in defence of the most basic right – the right of all peoples to live in peace and security.” read more

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Politicians pressed on whether government can should step in on Bombardier pay

by Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press Posted Apr 5, 2017 6:49 am MDT Last Updated Apr 5, 2017 at 8:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Politicians pressed on whether government can, should step in on Bombardier pay OTTAWA – Federal and Quebec politicians were pressed Tuesday on whether government can — or should — allow Bombardier executives to grant themselves generous raises while taxpayers are helping keep the company afloat.Planned pay hikes for six executives were announced last week, with most of the money set to start flowing in 2019, but that’s now been delayed a year amid a sustained public outcry that included a protest at the company’s Montreal office.The company’s move has seemed action enough for both the federal and Quebec governments, who together have given the company more than $1 billion in funding since 2015 to help develop new aircraft.The point of the $372.5-million federal loan for Bombardier’s CSeries and Global 7000 aircraft programs was the jobs and research that will flow, said federal Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains.What the government might have to say on executive salaries doesn’t matter, he said.“It’s not a matter about what I say,” he said. “I think it’s their actions, and the fact that they took this action and recognized there was issues with that, and they’re now trying to correct it and change it, speaks volumes.”What politicians say could be dangerous, Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard argued as his government blocked opposition motions calling for the government to take further steps to corral Bombardier’s pay raise plans.“If the government gives a signal to the world that when you come to Quebec with a company, the government will put its big paws in your business and run your company for you, we won’t go far in Quebec.”That doesn’t mean there’s never a case to be made for governments to act to manage CEO salaries, said Sean Speer, a fellow at the Macdonald-Laurier Institute.“People aren’t standing up in the House to condemn the compensation of Bell’s CEO or Rogers’ CEO or RBC’s CEO,” Speer said.“The reason Bombardier is in the news, of course, is because they’ve drawn on public resources and I think criticism is fair.”Speer worked for former Conservative finance minister Jim Flaherty when that government was faced with a decision in 2013 on whether or not to grant Air Canada more time to deal with deficits in its pension plan.The risk of the airline being grounded was urgent, but Flaherty attached conditions, including a freeze on executive compensation at the rate of inflation, a prohibition on special bonuses and limits on executive incentive plans.In 2015, the company reported a pension surplus.“There were a number of factors at play, but I think it’s fair to say the conditions around executive pay changed the incentives for members of the executive team to fix the problem rather than keep kicking the ball down the road,” Speer said.To ensure executive compensation is not a problem for taxpayers, there should have been no taxpayer money going into Bombardier in the first place, said longtime Quebec Conservative MP — and leadership candidate — Maxime Bernier.Bernier has made no secret of his disdain for government support to corporations, but to the extent the salaries of the CEOs are a problem, it’s only because the Bombardier ones are being supported by taxpayers, he said.“If CEOs want to have big salaries, the capital markets will decide,” he said. “I don’t want to interfere.”Others say the government must engage. Frustration over high CEO paycheques is what fuels populist discontent, Bernier’s leadership rival Michael Chong noted Monday.The Liberals have taken note of the issue too. Some of the money the executives receive isn’t cash but stock options, and they pay less tax on those, making it a more lucrative salary approach if the company is performing well.The Liberals had promised to close the loophole, one they themselves noted was primarily a benefit for just 8,000 very high-income Canadians in 2014.They haven’t done it, in part because of concerns raised by budding start-ups who often use stock options to lure young talent.They represent the minority who benefit, and any change to the tax rate could be capped, said David Macdonald of the Canadian Centre of Policy Alternatives.“Just because you close a loophole doesn’t mean you can’t pay people with stock options,” he said.“It just means they don’t get 50 per cent off compared to the janitor sweeping their floors.” read more

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SMMTs eleventh sustainability report shows positives for economy and environment

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Trader’s (SMMT) eleventh annual sustainability report today reveals that UK manufacturing has made significant progress in cutting CO2 emissions, waste and energy use despite the challenges of the recent economic crisis. While the 30% drop in vehicle production halted the per vehicle reduction, total energy use and CO2 emissions continued to fall in 2009 down 20% with average new car emissions falling to their lowest ever level of 149.5g/km, down 21.2% over the past 10 years.The report, which highlights progress in social, environmental and economic sectors of the motor industry through 2009, will demonstrate that despite challenging economic conditions, last year, automotive accounted for £23.8 billion of the UK’s total export values and still employs over 700,000 people. “The motor industry demonstrated its strength and resilience through the economic crisis and now has a major role to play in a rebalanced economy. The recent string of global investments in the UK-based development and production of low carbon technologies are indicative of the longer-term strength of the sector,” said SMMT chief executive, Paul Everitt. “Tomorrow’s Comprehensive Spending Review must support and incentivise private sector investment in R&D, skills and capital equipment to allow industry to fully exploit the global opportunities emerging from the new focus on manufacturing in the UK.”In particular, the report shows vehicle manufacturers continue to make significant reductions in the environmental impact of their products throughout the whole lifecycle of the vehicle, with 12 times more waste recycled than ending up in landfill and significant development in ELV (End of Life Vehicle) infrastructure to enable 95% recovery in 2015. Speaking at the parliamentary launch later today, keynote speaker, head of climate change strategy, Geoff Richards, will also outline how the work of the Automotive Council, a strategic partnership between industry and government is delivering progress in the transition towards ultra-low carbon vehicles, creating opportunities for the UK supply base. The eleventh annual report collected data from signatories representing 94% of vehicle production in the UK. The full report can be downloaded from the SMMT web site – 10th Sustainability Report   Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

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Portland Has Its Own Splash Brothers

Damian Lillard60.5%–– 2015-1624.5%15.2%16.9%5.1% 2017-1821.512.316.04.9 Source: Second Spectrum Stephen Curry46.7–– Even in the area where the duos are most similar — long-range sniping — they are still markedly different because of the disparate ways the players come by their threes. Lillard and McCollum have almost exact inverse splits between the percentage of their 3-point makes that have been pull-ups vs. catch-and-shoots over the past four years, per Second Spectrum, while Curry and Thompson’s splits have not lined up quite as cleanly. ––36.1% Klay Thompson14.0–– 2018-1921.710.014.14.6 Average22.612.915.84.9 ––84.8 ––58.7 CJ McCollum40.7–– The Splash Brother pairs shoot their threes in different waysShare of made 3-pointers in the regular season that were pull-up vs. catch-and-shoot, 2015-16 to 2018-19 Portland’s guards handle the ball moreThe time of possession rates* for each pair of players, 2015-16 to 2018-19 This, of course, is the natural result of the contrasting job descriptions of these players, which flow from the differing roster constructions in Portland and Golden State.Thompson is a classic shooting guard like you might have seen in the early 2000s. He works almost exclusively off the ball, flying off pin-downs and flare screens, spotting up when Curry runs pick and rolls or making split-cuts when Draymond Green has the ball in the post. Curry, meanwhile, may be Golden State’s point guard, but he is more of a co-lead ball-handler, along with Green and Durant, because that structure allows the Warriors to better weaponize his shooting abilities.By contrast, Lillard is essentially the prototype of the modern-day attack guard who is at the controls of the offense at all times, while McCollum splits his time: working off the ball alongside Lillard, on the ball as a de facto backup point guard in certain lineups and off the ball again in bench-heavy units alongside Evan Turner or Curry’s brother Seth. By wading into the tracking data on NBA.com, we can see that in each of the past four seasons, the ball has been in Lillard’s hands for a greater share of his time on the floor than Curry and Thompson’s shares combined, and McCollum has had the ball in his hands nearly as often as Curry and usually more than twice as often as Thompson. The NBA’s splashiest backcourt outside Oakland resides in Portland. Trail Blazers stars Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum have combined to make 1,645 threes over the past four seasons, more than any duo in the league besides Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson.1The four-year period starts when McCollum was elevated to the starting lineup — after the offseason departures of LaMarcus Aldridge, Wesley Matthews and Nic Batum — and became the Robin to Lillard’s Batman. Steph and Klay are also the only backcourt in the league to average more collective points per game over that span of time than Dame and CJ.The Splash Brothers are still (somewhat obviously) the superior pairing. Curry and Thompson are widely considered two of the greatest shooters of all time, and they completely warp opposing defenses. Thompson is also far and away the best defender of the four players. But when the quartet squares off in the Western Conference finals, which begin Tuesday night, the Blazers won’t just be bringing an inferior version of the Splash Brothers to the table. The Splash Brothers Lite are mostly just different — and there are even a few things Dame and CJ do a bit better than Steph and Klay.For starters, Portland’s guards attack off the bounce far more often than their Northern California counterparts. Lillard averaged 13.3 drives per game this season, per Second Spectrum tracking data on NBA.com, and his 7.7 points per game on drives ranked 17th among the 353 NBA players who appeared in at least 40 games. McCollum, meanwhile, averaged 9.4 drives that created 6.3 points per game, a figure that tied for 28th among the same group of players. Each of the Blazers’ guards averaged more drive-points per game than the Warriors’ backcourt duo combined.2Curry’s 7.7 drives per game created 3.9 points per game, (73rd) while Thompson’s 4.4 drives created 2.1 points per game (132nd), which means they combined for only 6.0 points per game off the drive.This isn’t a new phenomenon, either. The Blazers’ guard duo has consistently been more aggressive in attacking the paint than the Warriors have been — both before and after Golden State acquired Kevin Durant prior to the 2016-17 season. 2016-1722.513.615.94.9 YearLillardMcCollumCurryThompson Despite the fact that these guard pairings have carried similar usage rates them over these past four years (30.7 percent and 26.7 percent for Lillard and McCollum; 31.1 percent and 25.4 percent for Curry and Thompson), the above figures show that they have come by that usage in vastly different ways. This is further driven home by the fact that Curry and Thompson have been assisted on their baskets far more often (52 percent and 82 percent) than have Lillard and McCollum (29.6 percent and 38.5 percent).These differences naturally stem from the high-end talent disparity between the two teams. Curry and Thompson have had the benefit of playing alongside Green and Andre Iguodala for the entirety of their run, and they’ve had Kevin Durant as an additional wingman for the past three years. Lillard and McCollum, meanwhile, have spent the majority of their time playing alongside Moe Harkless and Al-Farouq Aminu, as well as one of big men Mason Plumlee, Jusuf Nurkic and Enes Kanter. Those three are all nice players, and they have each proven incredibly valuable for Portland at different times, but none of them brings anywhere close to the brilliance of Durant or Green, none has the versatility of Iguodala, and none is the caliber of playmaker any of the aforementioned Golden State players are.The Warriors thinned out their bench in their series against Houston, but not to the point that Curry and Thompson had less help on their side than Lillard and McCollum do — and anyway, Portland is not Houston. The Blazers don’t have the ability to go small as often or as dangerously as the Rockets did when they put P.J. Tucker at center, which means that Andrew Bogut, Kevon Looney and even Jordan Bell can be on the floor more often. As good as Lillard is, the Blazers don’t have a singular player who has broken the game quite in the same way James Harden. And they don’t have the deep wellspring of wing shooters Houston has, either.What they do have is a star guard tandem and a deep group of players who have supported Dame and CJ on this run to the conference finals. That construction has generally not been enough for teams to beat the Warriors in the past. It may not be now, either. But the Splash Brothers Lite will try to make it work.Check out our latest NBA predictions. Pull-upCatch-and-shoot * Calculated by dividing the number of minutes the ball was in a player’s hands by that player’s total minutes played during a given season.Source: Second Spectrum ––51.3 read more

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BacTech to clean up Snow Lake arsenopyrite stockpile

first_imgBacTech Environmental Corp has been awarded the contract by the Mines Branch of the Manitoba Department of Innovation, Energy and Mines (Canada), to remediate a stockpile of arsenopyrite concentrate located in the community of Snow Lake. The contract is subject to negotiating a suitable agreement between BacTech and the Manitoba government. BacTech has proposed a “no cost to the taxpayer” approach to the clean up.The company will recover payable metals for its own account from the stockpile while treating the contained arsenic. BacTech’s bio-oxidation technology has been used successfully in the gold industry for many years to aid the extraction of gold from arsenical concentrates, while stabilising arsenic values into a benign form.BacTech’s interest in the project stems from test work completed in 2010 whereby bioleaching technology was determined to be well suited for the stabilisation of the high levels of arsenic in the stockpile.This will be the first commercial bioleach facility in North America. Ross Orr, President & CEO, said, “This is a major step forward for BacTech as we position ourselves as a leader in the field of tailings reclamation. It is a highly visible project whose success could lead to bioleaching playing a prominent role in future clean ups in North and South America.”The Snow Lake stockpile was created in the 1950s as a byproduct of gold production from the Nor Acme mine. Due to the refractory nature of the ore and its high arsenic levels, it was decided at that time to produce an arsenopyrite concentrate which was subjected to cyanidation to recover exposed gold values, leaving behind a residue which contained significant gold values that would be processed at a later date. Based on historic data provided by the Manitoba Mines Branch in the Request for Proposal, the stockpile is estimated at approximately 250,000 t with an average grade of some 9 g/t Au. The stockpile is 6 m to 10 m high and encompasses an area of about 19,500 m2.BacTech has engaged the services of Dr Barbara Sherriff, a recently retired professor from the University of Manitoba who has a 15-year history evaluating the stockpile. Dr Sherriff will oversee the drill program slated to begin on May 9. The program will obtain representative samples from some 30 holes to be drilled on the stockpile. These samples will be subjected to diagnostic and bioleach testing to determine the appropriate approach for treating the concentrate.Alexis Minerals Corp, the mine leaseholder, has granted BacTech access to the site so that samples can be obtained for test work. The bioleaching test work will be completed later this year. An environmental baseline study will begin shortly which will take approximately one year to complete.The anticipated life of the project, beginning with the onset of processing concentrates, will be approximately six to seven years. Engineering design for the plant and operations will be carried out concurrently with the work program described above. The current anticipated start date for the construction of the plant will be the summer of 2012.Conceptually, the plant may also have value in being capable of treating other refractory type gold values and waste in the region, and efforts to incorporate this concept may be made at the design stage. If the concept is incorporated as part of the project plan then, clearly, this adds additional value to the project in creating a regional bioleach facility for treating other materials.last_img read more

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North Koreas secretive media breaks its silence on Kim JongNam murder

first_img Thursday 23 Feb 2017, 9:52 AM By AFP 22 Comments The deceased Kim Jong Nam, left, and his half-brother, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Image: Shizuo Kambayashi, Wong Maye-E Feb 23rd 2017, 9:52 AM NORTH KOREA’S STATE media has broken a 10-day silence on the murder of Kim Jong-Un’s half brother, launching a ferocious assault on Malaysia for “immoral” handling of the case and for playing politics with the corpse.In its first comments on the airport assassination of Kim Jong-Nam, KCNA said Malaysia bore responsibility for the death, and accused it of conspiring with South Korea.“Malaysia is obliged to hand his body to the DPRK (North Korea) side as it made an autopsy and forensic examination of it in an illegal and immoral manner”, the North’s Korean Jurists Committee said, in comments carried by the state-run news agency.Malaysia has not released the corpse “under the absurd pretext” that it needs a DNA sample from the dead man’s family, it said in a lengthy statement that never identified the victim.“This proves that the Malaysian side is going to politicise the transfer of the body in utter disregard of international law and morality and thus attain a sinister purpose,” it said.Malaysia arrested four people — a North Korean man, a Malaysian, who was later released, and women from Indonesia and Vietnam — over the 13 February attack on Kim Jong-Nam at Kuala Lumpur International Airport as he waited for a flight to Macau. Source: 葉榮添/YouTubeLeaked CCTV footage shows Kim being approached by two women who appear to put something in his face.Moments later he is seen asking for help from airport staff, who direct him to a clinic.Malaysian police said he suffered a seizure and died before he reached hospital.An autopsy has ruled out heart failure, with investigators focusing on the theory that a toxin was applied to his face, in what South Korea has insisted was a targeted assassination.‘Wild rumours’Seoul’s Foreign Minister Yun Byung-Se said yesterday in London that the killing was a chance for the international community “to take a series of steps” against the North.Yun said the assassination by the North, if confirmed, would constitute a “serious breach” of international order.“If North Korea is confirmed to have been behind the killing, the international community would view this as a state-led act of terrorism that infringes upon Malaysia’s sovereignty”, Yun was quoted as saying by Yonhap news agency after a meeting with British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson.Malaysian police say they want to talk to a total of eight North Koreans, although they think several may have fled to Pyongyang immediately after the killing. Malaysian police identify persons of interests as part of their investigation. Source: Vincent Thian/PA ImagesThe wanted men include a diplomat from the North Korean embassy to Kuala Lumpur, as well as an airline employee.The North’s statement, issued in both English and Korean, repeated Pyongyang’s demand for a joint investigation, stressing it was ready to dispatch a delegation.It said Malaysia had initially claimed the death was from heart failure, and blamed the poisoning theory on “wild rumours” from South Korean media.“The biggest responsibility for his death rests with the government of Malaysia as the citizen of the DPRK died in its land,” KCNA said.“The unfriendly attitude of the Malaysian side found a more striking manifestation in the matter of transferring his body to the DPRK side. The DPRK… will watch the future attitude of the Malaysian side.”© – AFP 2017Read: Heavily armed police guarding body of Kim Jong-Un’s half-brother after attempted morgue break-in >Read: CCTV video emerges of moments surrounding Kim Jong-Nam airport ‘poisoning’ > 20,494 Views Share Tweet Email center_img North Korea’s secretive media breaks its silence on Kim Jong-Nam murder The state-run news agency has broadcast a government demand for the return of the body. The deceased Kim Jong Nam, left, and his half-brother, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Image: Shizuo Kambayashi, Wong Maye-E Short URL https://jrnl.ie/3254151 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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TCI Premier warns residents to prepare for Hurricane Maria

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, September 19th, 2017 – Providenciales – It’s only been 12 days since the Turks and Caicos Islands were shocked by Hurricane Irma, and now Premier Robinson is warning residents to prepare for Hurricane Maria.In an official statement released, Premier Robinson said, “the recently formed Hurricane Maria may also pose a threat to the TCI later this week.” As a result, Premier Robinson is urging resident to ensure that they have adequate water and food for both during and after the possible passage of Hurricane Maria.Like Hurricane Irma, Hurricane Maria is also a category 5 Storm and has already caused extensive damage to islands throughout the Caribbean. The Premier also revealed that Hurricane Maria “is forecast currently to be possible on Thursday and Friday of this week.”The Premier added that her government would be preparing shelters as was done for Hurricane Irma. Hurricane Maria is currently moving with sustained winds of 160mph. As at 11am, the national hurricane center reported that there might be some fluctuations in the hurricane’s intensity over the next two days. However, it still remains an extremely dangerous hurricane whether it dips to a category 4 or remain at a category 5. Hurricane Maria will hit the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico next. However, other islands are also bracing for the effects of Hurricane Maria. St. Kitts and Nevis for example remain under Hurricane Warning.Story By: Kay-Marie Fletcher New, stringent posture on illegal construction makes fines, personal demolition and possible deportation legal says PDM Minister, law now passed Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Former PNP Election candidate and businessman calls for swifter reconstruction for Capital, Grand Turk Recommended for you Related Items:#HurricaneMaria, #magneticmedianews FortisTCI announces bid to hike electricity bills, cites record $42m response to hurricanes as destabilizinglast_img read more

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IKEA India yet to start online sales but products are on sale

first_imgSource: Times of India Close Stampede-like situation at grand opening of a furnishing store in Hyderabad IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:01/0:39Loaded: 0%0:01Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-0:38?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading … IKEA, the Swedish multinational retailing company, started India operation with the launch of the first store in Hyderabad in August. The store offers over 7,500 products including thousands of products priced below Rs 200, which attracted nearly 40,000 people on day one.For now, IKEA sells products only offline via Hyderabad store while some of the products are available on e-commerce websites like Amazon and Flipkart. IKEA store in Hyderabad, IndiaFacebook/ IKEA IndiaThe e-commerce websites, Amazon and Flipkart offer IKEA products like chairs, stools, saucepan sets, artificial potted plant, multipurpose containers, cutleries, bed sheets and others. Independent sellers are buying such products in bulk from the Hyderabad store and sells the purchased products across the country via online, reports Times of India.IKEA India is not directly involved in online sales via Amazon and Flipkart. “Currently, Ikea India is selling products in India through its first store in Hyderabad opened in August and not engaged with any other online marketplace,” the publication quoted IKEA India spokesperson as saying. IKEA products in Amazon.inThough IKEA India currently not operating online, the website looks almost ready for the same. IKEA India website visitors can now browse through the entire product portfolio and can add products to a wish list. But there is no option to place the order now.Globally, 10 per cent or around $3.8 billion of IKEA’s sales come via online. India being a hotbed for online sales, IKEA expects significantly higher online sales here than anywhere else in the world. The home furnishing giant plans to open its second store in Mumbai next year and online sales are expected to start soon after. IKEA products in FlipkartThe works for the 4,30,000 square feet store in Turbhe, Navi Mumbai is currently in swing. The third store of IKEA India will come up in Bengaluru and it will be located near the Nagasandra Metro Station. The 500,000 square feet store opening has been earmarked for summer 2020. IKEA India has also acquired land in Gurugram for the fourth store and it will serve Delhi and NCR. IKEA India has ambitious plans to open 25 stores across cities such as Ahmedabad, Surat, Pune, Chennai and Kolkata by 2025.last_img read more

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