Offseason overhaul complete, new era begins for Celtics

first_imgTrending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Then Irving was in the spotlight again as the centerpiece of a league-shaking trade that sent him to the rival Boston Celtics in exchange for a package that included Isaiah Thomas and Jae Crowder.Now detached from the partnership he created with LeBron James, Irving enters the 2017-18 season as one jewel of the Celtics’ offseason overhaul, along with Gordon Hayward, who signed as a free agent.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutOnly four players remain from Boston’s roster from a year ago, when it outfought Cleveland for the East’s top seed, only to fall to the Cavs in five games in the Eastern Conference finals.Along with Al Horford, the Celtics have a brand new “Big Three” as they continue their pursuit of the Cavs. While Irving maintains his departure from Cleveland wasn’t about James, he now has exactly what he says he wanted: the leadership role in building a championship team. LATEST STORIES Still, he downplayed the idea that this season is more important than any other during his six-year career.“Every moment in my life is pretty important,” Irving said. “I wouldn’t say that it’s the most important. I would say it’s probably the most interesting.”Here are some things to watch for with the Celtics this season:EARLY REMATCHOne of the byproducts of the deal that brought in Irving was that president of basketball operations Danny Ainge had to part with Thomas, who had become not only a two-time All-Star, but the team’s emotional leader as well.A hip injury he suffered in the playoffs won’t allow Thomas to be on the floor when his new Cavaliers team hosts the Celtics in both team’s season opener on Oct. 17.But it will make for an interesting on-court reunion for Irving and James.REUNITEDADVERTISEMENT When Hayward entered free agency, Boston was thought to be high on the list to land him because of his previous association with coach Brad Stevens.Stevens was Hayward’s college coach at Butler, and the pair came within a missed last-second shot by Hayward of winning a national championship.While Hayward said the ultimate decision to leave Utah for Boston was basketball-driven, he said the connection he had with Stevens was a factor.“I always had a dream to play in the NBA, but he was the first person to tell me that I could get there some day,” Hayward said.After growing into a first-time All-Star with the Jazz, he now will have the chance to play a key role again in a “position-less” system that promises to utilize Hayward’s skills as a scorer and passer.TRIMMER SMARTGuard Marcus Smart will look a little different on the court this season after shedding 20 pounds in theoffseason.He said he struggled with back pain during the latter part of last season at 240 pounds and made it a priority to change his diet and slim down.One thing that won’t change, Smart said, is how he plays the game. His physique has changed, along with many of the players around him. But the goals are the same, even has he prepares to take on a new role as one the Celtics’ veterans. Smart, Horford, Terry Rozier and Jaylen Brown are the only returning players from last year’s roster.“Marcus is a critical part of our team,” Stevens said. “I think ultimately we want our identity to be a team that gets better every day. And I think his mindset, his competitive spirit, his toughness, his will — all of those things make teams better.” Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Boston Celtics’ Kyrie Irving, left, and Gordon Hayward look on from the bench during the first quarter of a preseason NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers in Boston, Monday, Oct. 9, 2017. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)BOSTON — Kyrie Irving turned the NBA world upside down multiple times this summer.It happened the first time after news leaked out that he had asked the Cleveland Cavaliers front office to trade him from the team he helped lead to a championship in 2016.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ View comments UP ends slump, sends UST reeling to eighth straight loss Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients last_img read more

PBA takes All-Star festivities to provinces anew

first_imgQC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Locals will take center stage once again as the PBA opens with the Philippine Cup, set to tip off on December 17.Import-spiced conferences, meanwhile, will continue with height limits for the reinforcements already set — 6-foot-10 for the Commissioner’s Cup and 6-foot-5 for the Governors Cup.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSan Miguel reigned in the first two conferences last season, but their bid to be the sixth team to complete a Grand Slam feat was foiled when Barangay Ginebra successfully defended its throne in the season-ending tournament.All three conferences will have a single round-robin elimination phase, with the top eight teams progressing to the playoffs.  LATEST STORIES The format for this season’s All-Star Game has not yet to be agreed on, but the Board expressed its satisfaction of how the public embraced the midseason celebration.Last year, the PBA scrapped the traditional North versus South format and instead,  pitted Gilas Pilipinas against superstars from Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao in three separate games. Derrick Pumaren unsure of return to UE Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 PBA IMAGESComing off another banner year, the PBA will still adopt the same three-conference format for the upcoming 43rd season.The Board of Governors resolved the issue in the last board meeting in Manila before team representatives flew to Los Angeles for the annual planning sessions.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next The all-Filipino and Commissioner’s Cups will see the top two squads gaining a twice-to-beat advantage against the bottom two in the quarterfinals, while the four middle teams face off in a best-of-three series.Meanwhile, the top four teams in the Governors’ Cup will have twice-to-beat edge in the playoffs.Also, the 2018 PBA All-Star Game will once again be a three-leg event just like the previous year.The Luzon leg will be in Batangas, Davao will be the stage in Mindanao while the Visayas tilt is still up for bidding.“The members of the PBA board were all happy with the turnout of each game, thus, they want another Luzon-Visayas-Mindanao series,” said PBA director for external affairs Willie Marcial.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding View commentslast_img read more

CBI files FIR in CWG consultants’ case

first_imgFormer Commonwealth Games Organising Committee chairman Suresh Kalmadi.There is more trouble for the Commonwealth Games Organising Committee. The Central Bureau of Investigation has registered an FIR in the Games consultants’ case. Headlines Today had reported how Suresh Kalmadi-led OC had appointed 35 consultants including Congress leader Shashi Tharoor, who had been paid hefty amounts for consultancy and other services but they hardly did any work. The CBI is now investigating how much money was spent by the CWC OC on these consultants, who were also given high profile designations in addition to huge sums of money. Raids in overlay contracts’ case Meanwhile, the CBI continued its crackdown on the overlay contracts given out for CWG projects. On Thursday morning, it carried out raids at twenty places, including fifteen in Delhi, two in Mumbai and one in Kolkata. This comes after the registration of three new cases in connection with the renovation of Shivaji and Talkatora stadia for the October 2010 Games. Among those the CBI raided were NDMC chief architect S.S. Gupta and offices of Raja Aederi, consultants who had the contracts for renovation of CWG stadia.last_img read more

Cardiovascular diseases leading cause of deaths in India: Govt

first_imgNew Delhi, Mar 15 (PTI) Cardiovascular diseases account for 26 per cent of all deaths in the country, Rajya Sabha was informed today.”As per the estimates in the World Health Organisation NCD Country Profile 2014, CVD (Cardio-vascular disease) is the leading cause of deaths in India and accounts for 26 per cent of all deaths,” Health Minister JP Nadda said in a written reply.Management of Acute Coronary Event registrys feasibility study by Indian Council of Medical Research undertaken for small number of patients from 13 hospitals in 12 states (including registries in difficult terrains of the country) showed a medium time of symptoms onset to door of 15 hours and that of onset of symptoms to first medical contact of 2.5 hours, indicating a delay in transfer of these cases to Acute Coronary Event care hospitals, he said. PTI HC KND ZMN KNDlast_img read more

Seaspan Closes USD 1 Bn Portfolio Financing Program

first_imgzoomImage courtesy: Unsplash/Cameron Venti Hong Kong-based containership owner and operator Seaspan Corporation has closed its new USD 1 billion portfolio financing program. The program consists of pari passu ranking senior secured loan facilities, guaranteed by Seaspan, including a USD 200 million revolving credit facility (RCF) and an USD 800 million term loan facility.Seaspan said that the program can be increased to USD 2 billion through additional commitments under the RCF and TLA, execution of additional secured loan agreements and/or issuing private placement notes, in each case with a corresponding expansion of the collateral pool.This move provides Seaspan with the flexibility to add, substitute and remove vessels during the term. The program will initially consist of a portfolio of 36 vessels.Net proceeds from the program would be used to repay 12 secured credit facilities, for general corporate purposes, and may be used in part to finance the acquisition of vessels, Seaspan concluded.last_img read more

Hunter Group in Talks to Sell Two VLCC Newbuildings

first_imgzoomIllustration. Source: Pixabay under CC0 Creative Commons license Norwegian investment company Hunter Group has received an offer to sell two of its very large crude carrier (VLCC) newbuildings.Under the offer, the units would be sold for a total of USD 196 million, or USD 98 million per vessel.Hunter Group said that the bid was received from a third party buyer, adding that it is currently “in advanced discussion in finalizing a sale”.The company has eight 300,000 dwt VLCCs currently under construction at Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering. Four of these are scheduled for delivery in 2019, two each in September and October, the company informed.Following the end of the first quarter of 2019, the company secured USD 420 million of financing from a syndicate of international shipping banks. The loan will finance approximately 60% of the construction cost with available draw at delivery of each vessel. Key terms include 275 bps margin, 16 years repayment profile, and a 5-year tenor.Hunter Group revealed the deal as part of its first quarter of 2019 financial report. The company’s net profit from continuing operations came in at USD 331 t in Q1 2019 compared to USD 1,308t in Q1 2018, mainly attributable to a combination of financial income and advisory fees.last_img read more

Premier McNeil Announces Nominees for Speaker Deputy Speaker

first_imgPremier Stephen McNeil announced today, Oct. 23, his nominee for Speaker of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly. Kevin Murphy, MLA for Eastern Shore, will be nominated by the premier and asked to serve as Speaker of the House at a special meeting of the Assembly Thursday, Oct. 24. Before being elected to the legislature, Mr. Murphy was a business owner and operator for three decades on the Eastern Shore. Kevin has also been active in his community through extensive volunteerism. “Kevin will serve the House of Assembly and its members with distinction and honour,” said Premier McNeil. “He is a balanced, conciliatory and collegial individual who will make certain our assembly is governed with civility and respect.” Mr. Murphy said it is a priority to ensure the members of the assembly conduct themselves with dignity and decorum during proceedings of the House. “I am humbled and honoured to be asked to serve as Speaker,” said Mr. Murphy. “I will strive to ensure the House of Assembly functions in a manner that reflects the expectations of Nova Scotians and the tradition of the legislature.” Premier McNeil will also nominate Margaret Miller, MLA for Hants East, to be Deputy Speaker of the House of Assembly during the special sitting of the assembly. Ms. Miller was a business owner and national president of MADD Canada before being elected to the legislature.last_img read more

Bourses décernées pour des études dans le secteur de lénergie

first_imgD’autres étudiants et étudiantes de la Nouvelle-Écosse reçoivent du soutien pour poursuivre des études postsecondaires qui les aideront à décrocher des emplois dans le secteur de l’énergie. Seize étudiants au niveau postsecondaire ont reçu la bourse d’études dans le secteur de l’énergie Pengrowth – Nouvelle-Écosse et un étudiant au cycle supérieur a reçu la subvention pour l’innovation dans le secteur de l’énergie. « La bourse d’études dans le secteur de l’énergie Pengrowth – Nouvelle-Écosse m’a donné du courage et la confiance que j’ai ce qu’il faut pour réussir en ingénierie », affirme Kunal Kumar, récipiendaire de la bourse en 2018. La bourse est offerte aux étudiants et étudiantes du secondaire en Nouvelle-Écosse qui poursuivent des études postsecondaires dans un domaine lié au secteur de l’énergie. Huit jeunes de la Nouvelle-Écosse qui poursuivent des études dans un programme universitaire lié au secteur de l’énergie recevront une bourse renouvelable de 2 500 $ par année, pendant quatre ans. Huit autres étudiants ou étudiantes qui suivent un programme de métier ou de technologie au Nova Scotia Community College recevront une bourse non renouvelable de 2 500 $. « Les jeunes de la Nouvelle-Écosse dont l’avenir est prometteur veulent participer au futur brillant du secteur de l’énergie, affirme Derek Mombourquette, ministre de l’Énergie et des Mines. Nous appuyons les gens talentueux qui souhaitent poursuivre une carrière enrichissante dans la province afin de contribuer à notre croissance économique. » Justin Nagle, originaire de Hammonds Plains et étudiant à la maîtrise ès sciences appliquées à l’Université Saint Mary’s, est récipiendaire cette année de la subvention pour l’innovation dans le secteur de l’énergie, d’une valeur de 10 000 $ sur deux ans. Dans le cadre de son projet de maîtrise, M. Nagle élaborera un modèle numérique du delta de Shelburne, un delta sous-marin intéressant pour l’industrie extracôtière en Nouvelle-Écosse. Ensemble, Pengrowth Energy Corporation, Pengrowth Management Limited et le gouvernement de la Nouvelle-Écosse ont investi plus de 4,8 millions de dollars pour permettre aux étudiants et étudiantes de poursuivre leurs passions dans le secteur de l’énergie. Environ 265 bourses ont été accordées depuis 2005. Les récipiendaires de la bourse et de la subvention sont choisis selon leur rendement scolaire, leur participation communautaire et leur intérêt dans le secteur de l’énergie de la Nouvelle-Écosse. Les récipiendaires des bourses suivent des programmes reconnus au Nova Scotia Community College et dans des universités à l’échelle du Canada. Pengrowth Energy Corporation est un producteur intermédiaire de pétrole et de gaz naturel, situé à Calgary, en Alberta.last_img read more

Fake notes of Rs 20L detected during bank transactions

first_imgNew Delhi: In the current year, more than 20 lakh fake Indian currency notes (FICN) were detected during the routine course of the transaction in the banks, revealed highly placed sources in Delhi Police.The city police also said that so far, they have noticed two types of modus operandi from the recoveries and during the interrogation of accused persons. Police sources told Millennium Post that to ensure better coordination for taking concentrated action against FICN, a meeting of the State Level Coordination Committee was recently held in the conference hall of PHQ in mid-May under the chairmanship of Commissioner of Delhi Police Amulya Patnaik. Also Read – Cylinder blast kills mother and daughter in Karawal NagarSenior officers from different agencies were present at the meeting. “An Additional CP rank police officer informed that during the year 2019, as many as 17 counterfeit currency cases reported in which FICN of Rs 39.58 lakh were recovered including FICN of Rs 23.67 lakh detected during the routine course of transactions in the banks and the cases were registered at Nodal Police Station (Parliament Street),” sources said. Sources further revealed that recently two types of modus operandi surfaced-one category of FICN is simply scanned and printed on ordinary paper through colour printers while the other category is that it (FICN) is properly, printed on special quality paper which is being pumped from one of the states. Also Read – Two persons arrested for killing manager of Muthoot FinanceA senior official from other security agency in the meeting said that as per intelligence reports, better quality of FICN is being printed in Quetta, Pakistan. Two members in the meeting pointed out that the quality of FICN recovered after demonetisation is not high. Sources said, in one of the cases detected by a security agency, a better quality of FICN was being smuggled through North-Western region from Pakistan and visual inspection shows that FICN has been printed in currency press using good quality currency papers & ink. The Delhi Police also informed that one similar case detected by Special Cell has been transferred to other security agency. An another member in the meeting requested for registration of cases by banks nodal police station on a monthly basis instead of once in 6 months. The CP directed DCP (crime) to examine that standing order 417/2013 relating to guidelines for investigation of FICN cases to review the periodicity. A Special CP rank official also pointed out delay in receipt of forensic reports. Delhi Police official also informed that EOW has taken up the matter with concerned authorities for issuing a guideline for timely updation of two websites for preventing multiple use of any property documents for mortgage.last_img read more

UN food experts call for increased agricultural investment to offset soaring prices

“Policy-related solutions are also required to increase the longer-term resilience of global agriculture to allow greater levels of supply to markets as demand grows,” UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Senior Economist Jamie Morrison told a meeting of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).“Particular attention is needed to increase smallholder productivity growth and to their increased integration into markets,” he added, noting that in many countries many smallholders are semi-subsistence producers but net food buyers. “Support to ensure more farmers are willing and able to generate marketable surpluses will be critical in meeting increased demands in the future. To achieve this increased investment is paramount.”He said public sector investment is needed to establish the basic conditions for productivity growth and this will require a reversal of the decline in aid flows to agriculture and increased national budget allocations, but most of the needed investment will have to come from the private sector in national economies.David Nabarro, coordinator of Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s High-Level Task Force on Global Food Security, cited under-investment among four challenges in the overall food security situation, along with the soaring prices, weather-related disasters such as droughts, floods and fires, and political changes and instability that are disrupting food supply chains.“A point that we’ve been maintaining now for the last 30 years [is] that there is systematic and serious under-investment in agriculture and food security and that’s a problem now, but it’ll be a much greater problem as we move towards 2015,” he later told a news conference.All speakers stressed that it was the poorest and most vulnerable who suffered most, with the higher prices taking an exponentially greater bite out of their already meagre resources and forcing them to eat less and less nutritious food and skimp even more on other vital needs such as health and education. But they suggested the situation was not as bad as the 2008 food crisis.The latest FAO Food Price Index averaged 231 points in January, up 3.4 per cent from December and the highest level since it started in 1990, above 2008. Another measure, the World Bank’s food price index, rose by 15 per cent between October and January and is now only 3 per cent below its 2008 peak. Whichever measure is used, the result is the same: 44 million more people thrown into extreme poverty.“The situation is extremely precarious,” said Paul Larsen, UN World Food Programme (WFP) Director of Multilateral Relations. “There is every reason for urgency, no reason for complacency. But this time, there will no ‘silent tsunami.’ The situation is different from 2008. The world is aware of the risks. The global community, the UN and Bretton Woods (global financial) system is fully engaged, more coherent and prepared to act.”Mr. Nabarro told ECOSOC that not all regions are reporting higher food prices and crop harvest and food availability are ample in several poorer countries with grain prices, especially for rice, remaining relatively stable.“This suggests that we are not in the midst of a world food crisis,” he said. “However, WFP’s assessments of which communities are vulnerable to price rises and supply shortages, and unable to access the nutrition they need, suggest that where prices are higher, the majority of poor families, especially if they lack social protection, are in difficulty.”He stressed the need to deal with the twin problems of volatility and the impact on the poor in preparing for a crisis response. Volatile prices that move up and down quickly without clear links to market fundamentals of supply and demand make it hard for farmers to make wise decisions about when and how to increase production. He said that speculation played a role in the price rise although it was not yet clear to what extent.As for those most affected by the price hikes, Mr. Nabarro underscored the need for expanded and improved safety nets enabling vulnerable people to access nutritious food and other basic needs, and cited other response measures such as advance purchases and pre-positioning of stocks. “It is clear that even if prices stay as they are this year, the need for safety nets will increase and if additional funds are provided now they can be used more efficiently than if they come in the midst of a crisis,” he said. 18 February 2011Faced with soaring food prices for the second time in three years, senior United Nations experts today called for greater investment in agriculture from both the public and private sectors to increase smallholder productivity. read more

All Project Yellowbird suspects now in custody

(Update)Police have now released the names of the nine people charged in a sophisticated car theft ring that was broken up in early morning raids Thursday. The six month investigation spanned Toronto, Oakville and Niagara, and led police to recover over five million dollars in stolen goods.What’s striking about this investigation is just how many vehicles and other valuables were stolen. Police revealed some of the items at a news conference this morning. Everything ranging from purses to jewellery to electronics — along with 23 high end cars.And it’s the cars these thieves were really after. Police allege a criminal ring broke into homes in wealthy Toronto neighbourhoods and stole the keys to luxury vehicles. They’d also pocket other valuable items like designer bags. The investigation is called “Project Yellowbird” after a yellow Porsche Carrera that was stolen during the December ice storm. That theft led police on a hunt that ended yesterday with raids on a number of residences and storage lockers where more cars were recovered. Some of the cars had been shipped overseas. Yellowbird was found in Lithuania. Police allege some of the people charged have been involved in this type of crime for a decade. Because the operation was so sophisticated, organized crime charges have been laid.Detective Dave Zajac, Toronto Police: “We knew we had a very sophisticated criminal organization. And at that point, with our leaders, we went ahead with the criminal organization charge.”44-year old Krzysztof Harasiuk is facing the longest list of charges including being part of a criminal organization, fraud, weapons offences, and theft. 8 others are charged along with him, five of them facing criminal organization charges. they are:28-year old Mykhaylo Antonov38-year old Piotr Buczel38-year old Arkadiuz Czeranowski46-year old Maciej Niezurawskand 35-year old Oskar BoczkowskiThree women are also charged:29-year old Tania Hernandez-Lopez with possession of property obtained by crime36-year old Milena Zelenovich is facing the same charge and 42-year old Magelena Lejawa is charged with conspiracy to break and enter.In total, the group is facing roughly 150 charges. Police say these arrests will put a major damper on Toronto car thefts. read more

Technology companies swoon leading a broad decline in US stocks Apple sinks

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Technology companies swoon, leading a broad decline in US stocks; Apple sinks on iPhone woes by The Associated Press Posted Sep 25, 2014 2:10 pm MDT NEW YORK, N.Y. – A swoon in technology stocks left the market with its worst drop since July.Apple sank nearly 4 per cent after the company pulled a software update for the iPhone after users complained that they weren’t able to make calls.The Dow Jones industrial average slumped 264 points, or 1.5 per cent, to 16,945 Thursday. That wiped out the Dow’s gain of 154 points the day before. The index down 2 per cent for the week.The Standard & Poor’s 500 fell 32 points, or 1.6 per cent, to 1,966.The Nasdaq composite, which is heavily weighted with technology stocks, fell 88 points, or 1.9 per cent, to 4,466.U.S. government bond prices rose sharply as investors sought safety. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note fell to 2.51 per cent. read more

Mexican President Peña urges global push to achieve brave demanding UN 2030

The current generation must continue in that spirit and assume responsibility for the planet and achieving sustainable development. In that regard, he noted that initial steps have been taken with the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. “The 2030 Agenda – which we created and agreed to at the United Nations – is, without a doubt, the bravest, most noble and most demanding plan of action that the international community had adopted in recent history,” he said. For its part, Mexico is working on implementing the 2030 Agenda at the State, federal and regional level, he continued. This past July, Mexico was one of 22 countries who presented a voluntary national revision in that respect. Noting that Mexico places great significance on human rights, Mr. Peña said his country has driven forward a national strategy on social inclusion focused on, among other things, reducing poverty and increasing equality. In addition, he highlighted that Mexico has adopted the Paris Agreement on climate change, which was ratified by the Senate just a few days ago. “Moving forward, the priority is to count on national mechanisms that will coordinate, verify and inform the fulfilment of the commitments made in that agreement,” Mr. Peña said. As an example, as part of an energy reform in Mexico, the country is working towards having 25 per cent of its electrical energy from clean energy sources by 2018, and increasing that figure to 60 per cent by 2040. He also reaffirmed Mexico’s commitment to sustainable peace worldwide. “Peace, in order to last, must be sustainable,” Mr. Peña said, adding that Mexico has historically promoted disarmament and condemned nuclear testing. In addition, he noted that governments should make more of an effort to communicate with the societies they serve. read more

Concert benefitting Free the Children comes to Brock May 22

Marc Kielburger will be at Brock for a concert benefiting his charity Free the Children.The Centre for the Arts, Brock University will play host later this month to a jammed-packed concert benefiting Free The Children.The show, set for May 22 at 7:30 in the Sean O’Sullivan Theatre, will feature performances from Neverest, the Niagara Symphony Orchestra conducted by Bradley Thachuk, Remigio Pereira of The Tenors, St. Catharines-native Chris Witoski, Young Stitch, Sese, ÁLI and a keynote from Free the Children co-founder Marc Kielburger.Free The Children is the world’s largest network of children helping children through education, and supports both local and global initiatives.It delivers innovative programming to more than 4,000 youth groups and hundreds of thousands of young people in Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom. The organization has worked in more than 40 countries and built more than 650 schools and school rooms in developing regions, providing education to more than 55,000 children every day.Proceeds from the concert will go to one local and one global charitable initiative.Kielburger is one of the world’s leading figures in corporate social responsibility, social activism and youth empowerment. A Harvard and Oxford graduate, Rhodes Scholar, columnist and international bestselling author, Marc is also the co-founder of Me to We.Each year, both Marc and his brother Craig organize Free The Children’s We Day, the organization’s signature domestic event, which reaches 90,000 students in person at 3,000 schools and more than 5.4 million through televised broadcasts. We Day now has the largest Facebook following of any charitable cause in the world.“We support Free the Children because we know we need to support ways to get children engaged to make a positive different in the world,” said Pereira, a Niagara-native and musical producer of the benefit concert.Tickets are $25 for students and $59 for adults. A limited number of VIP tickets are available for $100, which includes premium seating and a pre-show wine and cheese meet and greet with Remigio Pereira and Marc Kielburger.Contact the Box Office at 905-688-5550 x3257, toll free at 1-866-617-3257 or order online anytime at read more

GPF has improved security around Stabroek Market

The Guyana Police Force (GPF) over the years has managed to reduce the level of criminal activity around the Stabroek Market Square.Acting Police Commissioner David Ramnarine, responding to questions from the media at the GPF Officers’ Training Centre, noted that police work has reduced the notoriety of the area as a “hotspot” for criminal activity.“Within recent times, we’ve done some work, this is not to say that what has been done is sufficient, but we continue to do a lot of work there with undercover operatives, general visibility,” Commissioner Ramnarine explained.Stabroek Market SquareThe Stabroek Market Square is populated with vendors and public transportation service providers. Over the years, parts of the market have been used by criminal elements who committed robbery, robbery with violence, larceny and trade of illegal drugs and firearms.The Acting Commissioner also praised the work of the City Constabulary in helping to improve public safety around the Square.In October, the GPF and the City Constabulary had joined forces to conduct sting operations to deter criminal activity.However, the Acting Commissioner cautioned that persons still needed to take precautions when in the area.   “I won’t say that it is a completely safe place, so people still need to be guarded when traversing that area,” the Acting Commissioner cautioned.According to a GINA report, the GPF has been working to improve safety in areas considered hotspots for criminal activity across the city, the Acting Commissioner noted.This disclosure came on the heel of a 15-year-old boy being positively identified and charged yesterday as the person who murdered Haymant Persaud, the brother of the substantive Commissioner of Police Seelall Persaud, two Sundays ago at the same Stabroek Market square in Georgetown. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedStabroek, Bourda Markets identified as ‘criminal hotspots’ – Chief ConstableJune 17, 2018In “Crime”Top Cop lashes out at Judiciary for its ‘careless, insensitive’ granting of bailOctober 24, 2016In “latest news”Ramnarine blasts GPF for increasing number of ranks chargedNovember 25, 2017In “Crime” read more

Henrik Groener to leave Dutch girls after Womens EHF EURO 2016

← Previous Story France to warm up against Slovenia before WCh 2016 Next Story → Read about TOP 5 handball moments of the week Dutch handballHenrik Groener Dutch Handball Federation announced that Henrik Groener will end his era on the bench after Women’s EHF EURO 2016 in Sweden! The “Orange girls” made fantastic results with Groener at the helm – winning silver medal at World Championship 2015, but also fourth place at Olympic Games in Rio.The silver medal of the World Championships in Denmark in 2015 was a clear evidence of the progress we have made in recent years. The first ever participation in the Olympic Games in Rio, where we  just missed the final, is a milestone in the history of the Dutch handball. “- said Henk Groener to website of the national Federation.His contract is valid until January 1, 2017. read more

The 9 at 9 Wednesday

first_imgEVERY MORNING, brings you the nine things you need to know as you start your day.1. #ABORTION Fine Gael and Labour failed to agree on the draft abortion bill last night, with the Irish Times saying that the cabinet discussions ended in disagreement over the number of doctors needed to consult with a pregnant suicidal woman seeking an abortion. However, there is not said to be breakdown yet and cabinet will meet on the issue again next Tuesday.2. #ADRIAN DONOHOE The main suspect in the murder of garda Adrian Donohoe is believed to have fled to the US, the Irish Independent reports today. It says that the man failed to appear in court on an unrelated matter, leading to a bench warrant being issued for his arrest. Detective Garda Donohoe, a father of two, was shot and killed as he approached a gang during the robbery of a Dundalk credit union earlier this year.3. #RUBBISH A Dublin City Councillor has told that she and her colleagues were told it is costing the council between €250 – €300,000 a year to dispose of illegally dumped rubbish. She has criticised the privatisation of waste collection in Dublin, saying that an alternative system should be introduced involving a pay-as-you go collection service.4. #ROAD DEATH Gardaí in Swords are appealing for witnesses after a man in his 40s was fatally injured when the van he was a passenger in collided with car on the Rathbeale Road, Swords at approximately 2.30am today. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the van and a second passenger, both aged in their 20s, were taken to Beaumont Hospital. The driver of the car was not injured.5. #BUDGET The Dáil is due to be presented with revised Budget spending figures for the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform today – despite the rejection of the Croke Park 2 pay deal. The revised figures incorporated a €300 million reduction in the public pay this year, assuming that the Croke Park 2 proposals would have been accepted by public sector unions. Minister Brendan Howlin has insisted that the €300 million savings need to be found.6. #SCHOOLS Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn has announced that his department is to carry out random audits of school building projects. This is to ensure that contractors are complying with pay and working conditions on these sites, RTÉ reports.7. #RICIN Charges of sending ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama and others  have been dropped against an Elvis impersonator from Mississippi. The man, Paul Kevin Curtis, has said that he had nothing to do with the case. Last night, law enforcement officers searched the home of another man.8. #BANGLADESH At least 15 people have been killed, while many more are feared dead after an eight-storey building collapsed in Bangladesh. The building in the town of Savar outside Dhaka housed a market, garment factory and a bank. Rescue workers fear at least 100 people are trapped inside the rubble.9. #BANKERS Finance Minister Michael Noonan won’t oppose a fresh pay raise for Bank of Ireland chief Richie Boucher at an AGM of the bank this morning. He will abstain from a vote on whether to approve the pay, Junior Minister Brian Hayes told the Dáil last night. Boucher was paid €843,000 in 2012. Five Labour backbenchers asked the Minister to try and block the raise. Over on… Reese Witherspoon drunk in handcuffs, boyband calls it a day, and Cheryl makes a show of herself in front of Beyoncé. It’s The Dredgelast_img read more

Arrizabalaga thanks de Gea for his advice

first_imgThe goalkeeper was transferred from Athletic Bilbao to Chelsea in the summer in a record £71.6 million buyYoung goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga joined English Premier League side Chelsea during the summer after a £71.6 million transfer.The Spanish footballer left Athletic Bilbao after only two years with the Spanish La Liga club, to play in the EPL.And in his first time playing outside Spain, Arrizabalaga thanked Manchester United’s David de Gea, who helped him settle down.Roberto Firmino, LiverpoolVirgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.“Every player settles into a new league in different ways,” he said to Sky Sports.“David is a team-mate with the national team and we get on really well. When I signed for Chelsea, he gave me some advice, telling me a bit about how it was for him when he came here.”“Of course, he has been here for years now and is playing at a fantastic level. We were at the World Cup together and had a good chat about the differences between Spanish and English football,” he added.“It’s a good thing to interact with a top goalkeeper who has so much experience in the Premier League.”last_img read more

TCI Youth looking for mentors

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, November 30, 2017 – Providenciales – The Youth Department is looking for mentors.   The Big Brother, Big Sister program will have volunteers working with young people from 11 to 17 years old.    If you are interested contact the TCI Department of Youth Affairs today.#MagneticMediaNews#BigBrotherBigSisterprogram Related Items:#BigBrotherBigSisterprogram, #magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Man arrested in bizarre bank takeover

first_img SOLANA BEACH (KUSI) – A man was arrested Thursday after entering a North County bank, telling everyone inside to get on the floor, announcing that he was robbing the premises and directing workers to make a 911 call to report the crime-in-process.The odd robbery scare at the Wells Fargo branch office in the 200 block of Santa Helena in Solana Beach began just after 9 a.m., according to sheriff’s officials.The perpetrator — a thin, roughly 6-foot man who appeared to be in his 30s, wearing a black hooded jacket with the cowl pulled up over his head — entered the bank minutes after it opened and promptly made his series of demands, Lt. Karla Menzies said. He issued no threats of violence and displayed no weapons during the takeover, the lieutenant said.When deputies arrived a short time later, they found the self- described robber inside with his hands in the air, Menzies said. The man, whose name was not immediately available, surrendered without incident and was taken to Vista Detention Center to be booked on suspicion of attempted robbery.The motivation for the suspect’s actions was unclear. KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom Man arrested in bizarre bank takeover Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Posted: January 3, 2019 January 3, 2019last_img read more