Most actively traded companies on the TSX

first_imgSome of the most active companies traded Wednesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (15,910.81, up 68.10 points)Spartan Energy Corp. (TSX:SPE). Oil and gas. Up one cent, or 0.15 per cent, to $6.48 on 10.9 million shares.Kinross Gold Corp. (TSX:K). Miner. Down 61 cents, or 11.42 per cent, to $4.73 on 10.7 million shares. The Canadian gold miner said the government in Mauritania has requested talks regarding its activities in the country. Kinross, which is near completion of its Tasiast mine in Mauritania, said its application to convert its Tasiast Sud exploration permit into an exploitation permit was recently rejected by the government.Cenovus Energy Inc. (TSX:CVE). Oil and gas. Up 21 cents, or 1.51 per cent, to $14.11 on 9.9 million shares.Baytex Energy Corp. (TSX:BTE). Oil and gas. Up 22 cents, or 3.75 per cent, to $6.08 on 8.6 million shares.TORC Oil & Gas Ltd. (TSX:TOG). Oil and gas. Up 24 cents, or 3.24 per cent, to $7.64 on 7.9 million shares.Encana Corp. (TSX:ECA). Oil and gas. Down 24 cents, or 1.38 per cent, to $17.19 on 7.2 million shares.Companies reporting major news:Enbridge Inc. (TSX:ENB). Oil and gas. Up $1.07, or 2.65 per cent, to $41.48 on 3.4 million shares. The company raised $3.2 billion in two non-core asset deals to reduce its heavy debt load and help fund its $22-billion growth program. Enbridge sold Midcoast Operating LP in the U.S. for about $1.44 billion, while the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board signed a $1.75-billion deal to buy 49 per cent stake in most of the pipeline company’s wind and solar power assets.last_img

Fords New Cabinet

Here is a list of Premier Doug Fords new cabinet and the ridings they represent   There are no ministers from Peel, Halton, Hamilton or Niagara. PICKERING UXBRIDGE           Peter Bethlenfalvy – President of the Treasury BoardSCARBOROUGH ROUGE          Raymond Cho – Seniors and AccessibilityLEEDS GRENVILLE                   Steve Clark –  Municipal Affairs and HousingNEWMARKET AURORA           Christine Elliott – Health and Long-Term Care and Deputy PremierNORTH BAY                                 Victor Fedeli –  Finance and Chair of CabinetETOBICOKE NORTH                  Doug Ford – Premier and Minister of Intergovernmental AffairsKANATA CARLETON                 Merrilee Fullerton – Training, Colleges and UniversitiesOXFORD                                        Ernie Hardeman – Agriculture, Food and Rural AffairsDUFFERIN CALEDON                Sylvia Jones – Tourism, Culture and SportNEPEAN CARLETON                  Lisa MacLeod –  Children, Community and Social Services and Women’s IssuesLAMBTON KENT MIDDLESEX Monte McNaughton – InfrastructureYORK SIMCOE                              Caroline Mulroney – Attorney General and  Francophone AffairsAJAX                                               Rod Phillips –  Environment, Conservation and ParksKENORA RAINY RIVER             Greg Rickford -Energy, Northern Development and Mines, and Indigenous AffairsKAWARTHA LAKES                     Laurie Scott – LabourPRINCE EDWARD HASTING     Todd Smith – Government and Consumer Services, and Government House LeaderHURON BRUCE                             Lisa Thompson –  EducationVAUGHAN WOODBRIDGE         Michael Tibollo – Community Safety and Correctional ServicesSIMCOE GREY                              Jim Wilson –  Economic Development, Job Creation and TradeRENFREW NIPISSING                John Yakabuski – TransportationELGIN MIDDLESEX LONDON   Jeff Yurek –  Natural Resources and Forestry

Pressing for enlarged Security Council Annan cites democracy deficit

Pressing ahead with his proposal to enlarge the United Nations Security Council, which has primary responsibility for the maintenance of global peace and security, Secretary-General Kofi Annan has said the 15-member body is not sufficiently democratic or representative of the world organization’s vastly increased membership. “I think we all have to admit that the Council can be more democratic and more representative,” Mr. Annan told reporters yesterday of the body whose membership total has remained unchanged since 1965, when the UN itself had only a fraction of its current 191 member states. “There is a democracy deficit in the UN governance that has to be corrected.” In a reform package issued earlier this year in his report – “In Larger Freedom: towards development, security and human rights for all” – Mr. Annan proposed increasing Council membership to 24 and the General Assembly this week begun its first round of open debate on Council reform. “Of course, it’s up to the members to determine whether they will let size trump democracy and representativeness,” he said yesterday. “We are the ones who go around the world lecturing everybody about democracy. I think it’s about time we apply it to ourselves and then show that there is effective representation.”“So I believe the Member States should consider this question of expansion very seriously. There are two options before them, and I think they should act on the proposals,” he added of his proposals, which include two different mixes of new permanent and non-permanent members to reach the increased total.

Labor official No plans to release Sept jobs report Friday in case

Labor official: No plans to release Sept. jobs report Friday in case of government shutdown by Christopher S. Rugaber, The Associated Press Posted Sep 30, 2013 2:54 pm MDT WASHINGTON – The Labor Department has no plans to release the closely watched U.S. monthly jobs report on Friday in case of a partial government shutdown that lasts through the week.A Labor official with direct knowledge said Monday that there wouldn’t be enough staffers on site to compile the jobs report. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he wasn’t authorized to discuss the matter publicly.A document the department filed Friday said its Bureau of Labor Statistics, which prepares the jobs data, would have only three employees working in case of a partial government shutdown.The monthly jobs report includes the unemployment rate and the number of jobs employers added. It is one of the most influential economic reports in the world. Its data can heavily affect global financial markets.“In the event there is a lapse in funding, we will engage in an orderly shutdown on Tuesday morning,” said Stephen Barr, a Labor Department spokesman. “All program operations will cease.” Barr declined to elaborate.If the White House and Congress fail to agree on a spending bill by Tuesday, much of the government will shut down.Erica Groshen, commissioner of the BLS, said in a memo Friday that the agency would close. Groshen noted that during a government shutdown in 1995, the Labor Department issued a monthly report on inflation because the government had already gathered the data.Groshen’s memo implied that a similar approach could be taken with the jobs figures. But the data won’t be ready by Tuesday, the Labor official said. Much of the work involved in compiling the employment data takes place between Tuesday and Thursday.“The timing of any shutdown is critical,” Groshen said in her memo. If the government shut down but reopened by Wednesday, it’s possible the jobs report could be released Friday.In contrast to the uncertainty surrounding the release of the jobs data, Labor plans to issue its weekly report on applications for unemployment benefits as scheduled Thursday. Those figures are gathered by state governments.Officials at the Commerce Department have said that department will issue no regularly scheduled economic indicators if Congress fails to fund the government past Monday. That would mean that Tuesday’s scheduled report on construction spending and Thursday’s data on factory orders would be postponed. Commerce will release a revised schedule of economic reports once the shutdown ends.The Treasury Department is expected to release a report on the budget deficit for September and the 2013 budget year sometime in mid-October, though the specific date hasn’t been announced. The release of that report could be delayed by a prolonged shutdown, officials said.___AP Economics Writer Martin Crutsinger contributed to this report.___Follow Chris Rugaber on Twitter at AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email

Dominos Pizza launches wedding registry before Valentines

Domino’s Pizza launches wedding registry before Valentine’s ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Forget the fine china. Domino’s Pizza has launched a wedding registry site that allows couples to order the pie of their dreams.Domino’s spokeswoman Jenny Fouracre says the company launched the site just in time for Valentine’s Day so couples “passionate about pizza” can “register for something they both truly love as much as their partner.”Visitors to the site have the option of signing up for Domino’s to be served at a bachelorette party or as a late night snack at the end of the wedding reception.Couples who receive gifts from the site get a gift card in order to pay for the pizza. by The Associated Press Posted Feb 9, 2017 11:09 am MDT Last Updated Feb 9, 2017 at 12:20 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email

Economic and Social Council President urges curtailing flow of illegal finances that

“Today’s deliberation on illicit financial flows in Africa is both timely and necessary. It is necessary because reducing illicit financial flows and their costs for African economies is a challenging task, calling for cooperation at all levels and among many different actors,” said Mr. Oh.Addressing a joint meeting of ECOSOC and the General Assembly’s Second Committee – which deals with economic and financial issues – he stressed that African countries will need international and regional support, including public-private dialogue, amidst the transformation of its economies and balancing critical economic needs with social and environmental sustainability.He also added that African nations will need to finance a wide range of investment requirements in order to achieve the recently adopted 2030 Agenda and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals and therefore, would require the biggest portion of financial resources.“The UNCTAD World Investment Report of 2014 and other sources have highlighted that investment needs in developing countries alone range from 3.3 trillion dollars 4.5 trillion dollars per year, mainly for basic infrastructure such as roads, rail and ports, power stations, water and sanitation, food security, climate change mitigation and adaptation, health, and education,” said Mr. Oh.He also said that according to UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), nearly $50 billion of illicit financial flows move from the continent, which represents an important loss of foreign exchange reserves, an erosion of their legal tax base, and bygone investment opportunities from natural resources rents.He stressed that Africa have to mobilize its resources from within the continent and decide on how best to retain and utilize them effectively.

Ohio State football freshman contributing in big way

Ohio State football fans are still talking about the game-winning 40-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Braxton Miller to fellow freshman Devin Smith that led the Buckeyes past Wisconsin last Saturday night. While that late-game connection got most of the postgame attention, two other freshmen Buckeyes also combined to produce an equally important play earlier in the game. Early in the third quarter, with OSU coming off a touchdown drive to take a 10-7 lead, the defense forced the Badgers to punt after a three-and-out. Freshman linebacker Ryan Shazier came free off the edge and blocked the kick as fellow freshman linebacker Curtis Grant recovered the ball at the Wisconsin one-yard line, setting up another Buckeye touchdown. It was a momentum-changing play, and several true freshmen are getting plenty of opportunities to make them this season. Miller, Smith, Shazier and Grant are among 10 true freshmen listed on this week’s two-deep depth chart. In his weekly Tuesday press conference, first-year coach Luke Fickell shared his philosophy on playing true freshmen. “I think those guys, hey, if you can play, we’ve got to find a way to get guys on the field,” Fickell said. “Too often guys are sitting there on the sideline and halfway through the season you’d say, ‘Wow, I think he could have been better if we would have just played him early.’” Fickell went on to share an anecdote from his OSU playing days about former Buckeye cornerback Shawn Springs dominating in practice as a redshirt freshman and how the coaches may have regretted not playing him sooner. “So the ability to get those guys on the field as soon as possible, as early as possible, whether it’s just special teams, getting them reps on defense or offense during practice, I think is huge,” Fickell said. Now halfway through the season, Fickell doesn’t view his first-year contributors as freshmen anymore. “It comes down to how you perform in November,” he said. “And hopefully by Nov. 1, they’re not freshmen anymore. When they walk out on the field today, I’m not going to accept them making freshman mistakes. They’ve been here long enough.” Shazier, who is Miller’s roommate, said he is really happy with the role he has had on the team this far. “My goal was to come in and play, but it was really just to come in and help the team and just do whatever I could do to help provide the team with whatever they needed,” Shazier said. “… I feel that the coaches really trust me now on the field more.” Running back Daniel “Boom” Herron, a redshirt senior who is consistently viewed as one of the leaders in the locker room, said it’s great to see the younger players contributing. “You always want to see younger players stepping up and making plays,” Herron said. “Whenever you’ve got a younger player making plays, it’s good for the older guys, it takes a little bit off the older guys so they won’t have to do so much.” The Buckeye freshmen will look to continue making impact plays at noon Saturday when Indiana comes to Columbus.

Patients who cant speak English are given double the appointment time GPs admit

first_img Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the RCGP, said: “GPs will always strive to deliver the best possible care to all of our patients, regardless of their nationality or ability to speak English.”In some cases this will involve organising a translator, either to sit in on the consultation or speak to the patient via phone, so inevitably this will take longer than the standard 10-minute consultation, and rely on the availability of translators. The number of face-to-face GP consultations rose by 6.38 per cent but the greatest increase was telephone consultations which have nearly doubled in the last seven years.  There is also currently a national deficit of qualified family doctors, and while the NHS earmarked £500,000 to recruit 5,000 extra GPs by 2020, data shows little progress is being made. Leading doctors have warned that general practice is now nearing ‘saturation point.’In March Oxfordshire became the first area to scrap patients’ rights to a same-day doctor’s appointment for urgent patients under new plans to cope with the shortage of GPs.Since 2008, the English population has increased by nearly six per cent – soaring from 51.4 million in 2008 to 54.3 million in 2014. A rise largely fuelled by immigration, the ONS estimating net migration will run at 198,000 a year over next 25 years. The Conservative party as pledged to reduce net migration to 100,000 if elected next month. “GP practices that serve a population where a lot of patients might not speak English as their first language will take the need for longer appointments and translators into account when planning their services.”Figures released last year showed that on average, practices across England are seeing an extra 80 patients a week, due to immigration and the ageing population.The study by the University of Oxford based on analysis of more than 100 million GP and nurse sessions at 398 general practices in England, found the number of weekly consultations per practice had risen from 902 in 2007 to 984 in 2014.In the last seven years, workloads in general practice have increased by 16 per cent, with some practices now approaching 200 consultations a day. The Conservative Party has pledged to cut net immigration to 100,000 a year  The Conservative Party has pledged to cut net immigration to 100,000 a year  Patients who cannot speak English are given double the appointment time at the GP because it takes so long to translate, doctors have admitted.In recent years GPs’ surgeries have struggled to keep up with soaring patient numbers, fuelled by immigration, which has seen an extra two million National Insurance registrations since 2011.Many GP lists are now ‘closed’ and patients complain that they cannot get appointments because of the influx.Beth Barrett, at GP at Shires Healthcare, Shirebrook, Derbyshire, told Radio 4 Today’s programme that the problem was being exacerbated because many non-English speakers needed double appointments so that translation phone lines could be used.“Do we favour them? Certainly if they need translation lines then they take longer,” she said.“I know that staff, if someone comes in wanting an appointment with very very little English they’ll give them a double appointment, because if they don’t, it’s going to take that time anyway.”The Royal College of GPs also said that it was ‘inevitable’ that appointments would take longer for people who needed translation services.last_img

HandsOn Monster Hunter World Iceborne Beta Left Us Hungry for More

first_img Monster Hunter World is getting a huge expansion on September 6 in the form of Monster Hunter World: Iceborne. This DLC will contain a snow-covered region filled with new and returning beasts. The expansion introduces new traversal and attacking mechanics. Each of the 14 existing weapons receive additional moves. Capcom released the first public beta over the weekend through PlayStation Plus. Though relatively short, the Iceborne demo gave players a good taste of what to expect.The demo kicked off with the character creator. Unlike the main game, there were very few customization options. Instead, you could only pick one of six male or female hunters and palico archetypes. There were only a few armor types to choose from, but all of the weapons were available. The demo gave players just enough to get them going, though I would have loved to use the character from my main game. Considering how this is a separate demo, I couldn’t complain too much.The Iceborne beta offered players three different missions of varying difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert. Beginner took place within the main game’s Ancient Forest and tasked players with slaying a Great Jagras. If you played Monster Hunter World, you’ll know this is effectively the introductory monster. Though the mission seemed out of place for the Iceborne demo, its inclusion actually made sense. Being that this demo was available to anyone — including those who may not own MHW — it’s good it had a tutorial mission. Also, folks like me who may not have played MHW in months needed a refresher course. You get items that transfer over to Iceborne proper, so the Beginner mission was anything but a waste.The next two missions took place in the new area: Hoarfrost Reach. The first monster players faced is a new to Iceborne: Banbaro. This creature is cool because it is so different from the reptilian monsters one typically faces in MHW. Banbaro is essentially a ram crossed with a moose (with a large tail added for good measure). It uses its massive horns to attack players either with direct attacks or by hurling boulders and trees. Banbaro’s is surprisingly fast for its size and will overwhelm unprepared players.Monster Hunter veterans no doubt recognized the Expert-level creature: Trigrex. Though Tigrex is a returning monster, this is its MHW debut. As its name implies, this monster is a cross between a Tyrannosaurus Rex and a tiger. It was by far the nastiest beast in the demo. Tigrex can cover great distances by running or leaping across the land. Even when severely injured, Tigrex pummels players with relentless attacks. It is not a joke.Though not a monster you had to slay, Hoarfrost Reach is also home to the Beotodus. This monster is similar to Lavasioth and Jyuratodus from MHW. It swims underneath the ice and loves to attack unsuspecting hunters from below. There was not a single instance when fighting either Banbaro or Tigrex where Beotodus didn’t throw itself into the mix. Usually, this resulted in it getting owned by the two more powerful monsters. I wish we could have hunted Beotodus during an official hunt, but I can’t complain too much since it isn’t exactly a new monster type.It is tough for me to decide which of the new monsters I enjoyed fighting more. Banbaros is fun simply because it is a brand new monster that looks and behaves differently. On the other hand, Tigrex provided more of a rush because of its brutality. In the end, I’ll say I enjoyed both monsters equally because they provided such divergent experiences. The final expansion will contain even more creatures, which I’m looking forward to seeing.When Capcom said Hoarfrost Reach is unlike any other MHW location, it was not kidding. This winter wonderland contains snow-covered forests, expansive ice lakes, and deep frozen caverns. Before heading out, we had to consume a Hot Drink in order to prevent the cold from weakening our characters. Waist deep snow isn’t harmful, but it does affect agility. As you can imagine, this is a huge detriment when fighting fast monsters. The added environmental hazards instantly make Hoarfrost interesting because you need to have spatial awareness while contending with nasty monsters. The twenty minute time limit to complete a hunt didn’t give players a chance to fully explore the environment, which is disappointing. But I suppose that just gives us something else to anticipate in the full DLC.Hoarfrost Reach is huge and traversing it drains your stamina over time. Thankfully, you can get around by riding smaller monsters like Jagras or Wulg. You do this by opening up the item bar and selecting Raider Ride. Afterwards, a creature appears and takes you to a spot selected on the map. Technically, you can still fast travel to previously unlocked camps to get around quickly. But if you can ride an awesome monster, why not do that instead?Clutch Claw is the big new mechanic of Iceborne. With it, you can latch onto read more

WWE announces new Arabic show NXT Talent Bianca Blair highlighted

first_img Moonsaves Twitter That was a pretty shooting star press at the end there. Pinterest Gerald Bocook Now Playing Up Next Ronda Rousey Highlighting WWEs Problems Roman Reigns is in Remission Now Playing Up Next Ronda Rousey Releases Mugshot After Arrest On WWE Raw 9/13 NXT Live Results: Cocoa, FL (Dain vs. Kushida, NXT North American Title Match) JFJ Videos Articles Steve Austin Shares Praise and Criticism of SummerSlam Now Playing Up Next Ronda Rousey April 30, 2017 at 11:52 am NXT Highlights: Johnny Gargano addresses NXT future, Baszler vs. Ripley, Pete Dunne in action WWE announces new Arabic showWWE is well known to be an international juggernaut, airing in over 170 countries worldwide and with global tours on a regular basis. In recent years, WWE have begun to expand into new territories, with Wrestlemania airing in China for the first time this April. Today, WWE announced that a new Arabic show “WWE Wal3ooha” will be airing on the Orbit Showtime Network (OSN) which is available in the Middle East and North Africa. April 30, 2017 at 10:30 pm Andrew Fisher RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WALTER and Kassius Ohno set to compete at EVOLVE 135 and 136 Live Events 3 COMMENTS April 30, 2017 at 1:26 pm Facebook “Blair vs Flair” writes itself. Now Playing Up Next Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions WhatsApp Google+ Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipRonda Rousey Highlighting WWEs ProblemsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:03Remaining Time -0:27 FullscreenUp NextThis 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.Replay the list Now Playing Up Next NXT Talent Bianca Blair highlightedNXT is frequently adding new talent to their roster. One such talent is Bianca Blair, going by the tag of “The Genetic Beast”. In addition to her athletic capbilities being highlighted, Blair also discusses her path to WWE and who she wishes to compete against. That wasn’t a shooting star press. It was a 450 splash. This is a shooting star press. Comments are closed.last_img

West Ham increase Felipe Anderson bid with addons

first_imgLazio president Claudio Lotito left the asking price for Felipe Anderson for 50m euros (£44m) but may now have to accept 40m euro offer with an easily achievable bonus scheme.West Ham have just increased their previous offer for Lazio’s Felipe Anderson to a figure in the region of £40m plus add-ons, according to Sky Sports.This new bid will include a bonus arrangement depending on a number of appearances as talks which began earlier this month has been sustained and will continue in the coming days.West Ham are believed a deal can be done but claims there is interest in the 25-year-old from other clubs.Fonseca hints Smalling could debut tomorrow Manuel R. Medina – August 31, 2019 AS Roma manager Paulo Fonseca has hinted Chris Smalling could debut in tomorrow’s Derby Della Capitale between his team and Lazio.Hammers have signed talents this summer since Manuel Pellegrini replace manager David Moyes at the end of the season signing Issa Diop, Lukasz Fabianski and Ryan Fredericks for the Hammers this summer.Pellegrini is keen on another midfielder though but it’s understood the club have had a £20m offer for Fulham captain Tom Cairney turned down.West Ham are also set to miss out on Paris Saint-German player Javier Pastore after he arrived at Roma this week for a medical before completing a move to the Italian club.last_img

Portland Timbers add defender trade away Chabala

first_imgThe Portland Timbers have acquired New Zealand international defender Ian Hogg and traded defender Mike Chabala to D.C. United in exchange for a natural first-round pick in the 2014 MLS Supplemental Draft.“Ian is a young, talented left back with good athleticism and a desire to succeed,” Wilkinson said. “We have signed him through the remainder of the season and look forward to closely evaluating him as we move to next season.”Hogg, 22, recently competed for New Zealand in the Olympics. Hogg has played six seasons in New Zealand’s first division, the ASB Premiership. He will be added to the roster officially upon receipt of his P-1 Visa and International Transfer Certificate.Chabala, 28, played in 23 matches (19 starts) and recorded a goal and two assists for the Timbers since joining the club from the Houston Dynamo in a trade July 21, 2011.last_img

Ankle bracelets far from foolproof

first_imgClark County, through its contractor, tracks about 50 criminal offenders at any given time with electronic bracelets and anklets, according to Clark County District Court Probation.That number excludes offenders monitored by the state Department of Corrections and the Federal Bureau of Prisons.The county contracts with Sentinel Offender Services to track the activity of its offenders, whose participation is voluntary and in lieu of jail time. The California-based company has a 24/7 call center where operators call offenders as soon as there is an alert, said Alan Velasquez, Sentinel vice president of marketing.Alerts spring from a variety of causes, from losing a GPS signal to leaving home for prohibited reasons. The county only receives reports of actual violations. There were about 175 violations in the last six-month period, Velasquez said.Offenders, rather than taxpayers, pay for participation in the program, he said. Prices are determined on a sliding scale according to the offender’s income.Roughly eight offenders, depending on the month, in Clark County are monitored by the state Department of Corrections, said Norah West, a DOC spokeswoman. For the eight in the month of April, there were 55 alerts, not all of which were violations.last_img

Ferry workers strike chokes supply chain to Gustavus

first_img“The boats that we have that we can run back and forth to town probably aren’t going to be able to keep up with it. … It’s one of those things where every community out there is facing the same problem: There aren’t enough private people out there to be able to meet the demand,” Parker said. Toshua Parker said he’ll fly milk and eggs in as an emergency measure, which will roughly double their retail prices. A gallon of milk is normally $5.99 in Gustavus. Lee Parker said the business is working on several contingency plans, depending on how long the ferry workers’ strike drags out. “Come hell or high water, we’re going to make sure everyone’s got groceries,” he said. “So, whether we’re flying in our plane to bring groceries or whatever, we’re going to find some way to keep the town going. But yeah, it’s pretty serious.” The ferry LeConte had been scheduled for three to four Gustavus stops a week this summer. The Tazlina, Malaspina and LeConte moored in Juneau during a strike by the Inlandboatmen’s Union of the Pacific on July 25, 2019 (Photo by David Purdy/KTOO) There’s no barge service to Gustavus, and no prospect of getting barge service anytime soon.center_img With the Alaska Marine Highway System shut down due to a workers’ strike, a retailer and a freight business in Gustavus are making some tough decisions to keep their community supplied. “So between the airlines, the air charters, the landing crafts, we’re using every vehicle at our disposal to try to keep up with this,” he said. “But because of volume we ship, it is a challenge.” “Well, almost 100 percent of everything in Gustavus from groceries to lumber to you-name-it comes in on the ferry,” said Toshua Parker, founder of the hardware and grocery story ToshCo. “So not having ferry means we’re basically just stuck. There’s nothing coming in out here.” He says without the ferry, the town of about 450 people has very few options. There are smaller boats that can move some products around. Frontier Freight brings in supplies on the ferry in semi-trailers and shipping containers — about six a week in the summer. That’s according to Frontier Freight President Lee Parker, who’s also Toshua Parker’s dad. Those loads supply ToshCo, Glacier Bay National Park, inns and lodges.last_img

Iranian boats attempted to impede the passage of British

first_imgLondon: Three Iranian ships attempted to “impede the passage” of a British oil tanker in Gulf waters, forcing a UK frigate to intervene, the British government said Thursday. “Contrary to international law, three Iranian vessels attempted to impede the passage of a commercial vessel, British Heritage, through the Strait of Hormuz,” a British government statement said of the incident, which occurred on Wednesday. “HMS Montrose was forced to position herself between the Iranian vessels and British Heritage and issue verbal warnings to the Iranian vessels, which then turned away. We are concerned by this action and continue to urge the Iranian authorities to de-escalate the situation in the region,” the statement said.last_img

Former Republican Congressman Challenging US Rep Joaquin Castro in 2018

first_img Share Castro has said he plans to run for another term in 2018, despite encouragement to seek statewide office — potentially the governorship. Canseco represented Texas’ 23rd Congressional District, the most competitive in the state, from 2011 to 2013. He was unseated in 2012 by Democrat Pete Gallego, who held on to the district for one term before losing it to the current representative, Republican Will Hurd.  Jonathan MallardCanseco at a campaign rally in San Antonio, April 27, 2010.Former U.S. Rep. Francisco “Quico” Canseco, a Republican, is challenging U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro, a San Antonio Democrat, in 2018.  Canseco filed paperwork Monday with the Federal Election Commission to run as a Republican for Texas’ 20th Congressional District, which Castro has represented since 2013. In an interview, Canseco said he spent the summer traveling the district and heard from people who want “somebody who has their back.”“I think that one issue that is very lacking is that person-to-person representation and making sure that the needs of an urban district are being met and not just the people who will ultimately vote for him in very thinly participated elections,” Canseco said. The 20th District is heavily Democratic, and Castro easily won re-election in 2014 and 2016. Republicans did not field a candidate against him in either election. last_img

Internet may alter Brain Functions

first_imgThe Internet can alter specific brain regions and affect our attention capacity, memory processes and social interaction, a study has found. The research, published in the journal World Psychiatry, showed that the Internet can produce both acute and sustained alterations in specific areas of cognition. The researchers, including those from Oxford University in the UK and Harvard University in the US investigated leading hypotheses on how the Internet may alter cognitive processes. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfIt further examined the extent to which these hypotheses were supported by recent findings from psychological, psychiatric and neuroimaging research. The report combined the evidence to produce revised models on how the Internet could affect the brain’s structure, function and cognitive development. “The key findings of this report are that high-levels of Internet use could indeed impact on many functions of the brain,” said Joseph Firth, Senior Research Fellow at Western Sydney University in Australia. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsive”For example, the limitless stream of prompts and notifications from the Internet encourages us towards constantly holding a divided attention – which then in turn may decrease our capacity for maintaining concentration on a single task,” said Firth, who led the study. “Additionally, the online world now presents us with a uniquely large and constantly-accessible resource for facts and information, which is never more than a few taps and swipes away,” he said. “Given we now have most of the world’s factual information literally at our fingertips, this appears to have the potential to begin changing the ways in which we store, and even value, facts and knowledge in society, and in the brain,” he added. The recent introduction and widespread adoption of these online technologies, along with social media, is also of concern to some teachers and parents. However, the report also found that the vast majority of research examining the effects of the Internet on the brain has been conducted in adults – and so more research is needed to determine the benefits and drawbacks of Internet use in young people. Firth said although more research is needed, avoiding the potential negative effects could be as simple as ensuring that children are not missing out on other crucial developmental activities, such as social interaction and exercise, by spending too much time on digital devices. “To help with this, there are also now a multitude of apps and software programs available for restricting Internet usage and access on smartphones and computers – which parents and carers can use to place some ‘family-friendly’ rules around both the time spent on personal devices, and also the types of content engaged with,” he said. “Alongside this, speaking to children often about how their online lives affect them is also important – to hopefully identify children at risk of cyberbullying, addictive behaviours, or even exploitation – and so enabling timely intervention to avoid adverse outcomes,” said Firth. “The findings from this paper highlight how much more we have to learn about the impact of our digital world on mental health and brain health. There are certainly new potential benefits for some aspects of health, but we need to balance them against potential risks,” said John Torous, a clinical fellow at Harvard Medical School.last_img

Governor of West Bengal releases book on Rich Indian civilisation

first_imgA world-acclaimed book, titled ‘Great minds on India (Bengali version) – authored by a Northeast-based writer and researcher Salil Gewali, was launched by the Governor of West Bengal Keshari Nath Tripathi at Raj Bhavan, Kolkata, recently. The special function organised was attended by a galaxy of scholars, academicians, and media houses, and social organisations. The event was moderated by Professor Debanjan Banerjee.The Governor heaped praises on Gewali’s work by saying, “The book showcases exceptionally rich civilization of India and its remarkable contributions to the world in the development of Modern science, Mathematics, Linguistic, Metallurgy, Cosmology, Psychology, and other areas.” Also Read – Add new books to your shelfQuoting from Gewali’s book, the governor said, “Twenty-four centuries before Isaac Newton, the Indian scriptures asserted that gravitation held the universe together. The Sanskrit speaking Aryans subscribed to the idea of a spherical earth in an era when the Greeks believed in a flat one.” Emphasising the importance of the book in the present contest, the Governor further added, “This title doubtlessly serves as a light of wisdom even to the educated who have lost their faith in the ancient heritage. Truly, ancient knowledge has been held as eternal wisdom. Our most beloved eleventh President of India, eminent scientist – Dr Abdul Kalam has regarded Vedas as the oldest classics and the most precious treasures of the East. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveGreat philosopher, writer, poet, and artist Rabindranath Tagore was highly inspired by the Upanishads and the works of the greatest Sanskrit poet Kalidas while writing his ‘Geetanjalee’. And Mahatma Gandhi, an epitome of peace, tolerance, and non-violence also admitted the Bhagawata Geeta as a boundless ocean of priceless gems.” Finally, the governor stated in his speech that “Unless we are awakened now, a day might not be that far when we have to send our children to the western countries to study Upanishads and Patanjali Sutras.” This unique book has been translated into Bengali by Dr RN Das and edited by Professor Nirmal Maity of Kolkata.last_img

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