West Indies vs England 3rd ODI in Grenada washed out, series locked at 1-1

first_imgThe third one-day international between West Indies and England was abandoned due to rain without a ball being bowled in Grenada on Monday. England captain Eoin Morgan had won the toss and elected to send West Indies in to bat before the decision to abandon play was made amid persistent showers in St. George’s.The washout leaves the series locked at 1-1 with two games left.Grenada is scheduled to also host game four on Wednesday, before the final game in St. Lucia on Saturday.#WIvENG We await an official update on the 3rd ODI at the Grenada National Stadium but so far here’s the #CurrentSituation. #raindelay pic.twitter.com/A5AxAt8vO3 Windies Cricket (@windiescricket) February 25, 2019RUSSELL RECALLED FOR FINAL TWO ODIsWest Indies called up all-rounder Andre Russell for the fourth and fifth one-day internationals against England, while pace bowler Kemar Roach has been withdrawn due to a back injuryRussell, 30, whose last one-day game was in July last year, could feature in the matches at Grenada on February 27 and St Lucia on March 2 as a specialist batsman despite a knee problem.”Roach had to be withdrawn from the ODI series due to injury and will be replaced by the experienced Russell for the last two matches. We believe Russell will add value to the squad,” chairman of selectors Courtney Browne said in a statement.”Although Andre’s bowling may be limited due to a knee problem, his tremendous batting ability to power the ball in the back end of the game will be an asset to the team.”advertisementAlso Read | Chris Gayle is special and a hero to young players, says Darren BravoAlso Read | 2nd ODI: Shimron Hetmyer, Sheldon Cottrell star in West Indies’ 26-run win over EnglandAlso Read | 1st ODI: Gayle 135 in vain as Roy, Root centuries help England gun down 361 vs West Indieslast_img read more

The real problem with OSU’s offense

first_imgIf you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers! Totally Tickets is your source for Oklahoma State football tickets. This has been happening far too often (USATSI)This has been happening far too often (USATSI)You can put Mike Yurcich on the first Greyhound out of Stillwater as many times as you want in your head[1. Kevin White’s Greyhound, I presume.] and that’s not going to change the real problem with OSU’s offense this season.The line.Now is that a Mike Yurcich problem? It might be — at the very least it’s a leak he should be able to at least plug — but it’s also a program problem and it coincides with having a new offensive line coach and a host of new players up front.You want proof of all of this? First, OSU started three sophomores against Kansas on Saturday — never a recipe for anything good happening.And nothing good happened. Daxx Garman was sacked four times and sadly that’s not an anomaly for this team this season. Look at these two charts showing how many sacks OSU has given up and where it ranks nationally in sacks given up per game.Screen Shot 2014-10-13 at 1.59.02 PMThose are just putrid numbers. OSU hasn’t allowed more than 1.23 sacks a game since 2008 and now it is allowing nearly three a game. Awful. The national ranking, if possible, is worse.Screen Shot 2014-10-13 at 2.19.29 PMIs part of that a QB who doesn’t go through his progressions as quickly as others (Chelf) and isn’t able to escape the pocked when it collapses (Walsh)? Sure, but not all of it.Gundy addressed this on Monday — and has been pretty blunt all season about what needs to happen.Gundy’s response to O-line’s frustration with fan and media perceptions: “My suggestion to them is block better.”— Annice McEwan (@WCIA3Annice) October 13, 2014As in, not like this.last_img read more

Everyone Said The Same Thing About Art Briles Landing New Coaching Job

first_imgHead coach Art Briles of the Baylor Bears looks on as the Bears take on the West Virginia Mountaineers in the second half at McLane Stadium.WACO, TX – OCTOBER 17: Head coach Art Briles of the Baylor Bears looks on as the Bears take on the West Virginia Mountaineers in the second half at McLane Stadium on October 17, 2015 in Waco, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)The news of Art Briles becoming a coach once again hasn’t been out for a full day, yet it already has the majority of people on social media enraged.On Friday, Mount Vernon in Texas announced that Briles will become the football team’s head coach for next season. The former coach of the Baylor Bears was fired for the school’s sexual assault scandal that took place.In the press release, Mount Vernon said “We are pleased to welcome coach Briles back to Texas. He brings with him a wealth of not only football experience but also life experience.”Just the thought of Briles coaching at the high school level has brought out a plethora of negative reviews, but the way Mount Vernon handled the situation has drawn even more attention. The timing of the announcement has led many people to believe that Mount Vernon tried to bury the hiring.With the school year coming to an end very soon and Memorial Day weekend upon us, the news of Briles getting hired almost slipped through the cracks.Now, most sports analysts and writers are unleashing on Mount Vernon for dumping the news late on Friday.Art Briles gets hired at dinnertime on Friday before Memorial Day weekend. News dump of all news dumps.— Dan Wolken (@DanWolken) May 24, 2019Mount Vernon announced the hire of Art Briles on a Friday evening, going into a holiday weekend, right as the school year is winding to a close.They made EVERY effort to bury this.— Mike Leslie (@MikeLeslieWFAA) May 25, 2019The Friday before Memorial Day news dump is a big one …… Art Briles is coaching again, and it’s for a Texas High School.Seriously, he is https://t.co/bM9b481Kz4— Barrett Sallee (@BarrettSallee) May 25, 2019During his time as the coach at Baylor, Briles led his team to an overall 65-37 record.Fans won’t argue against Briles’ ability to coach, especially on the offensive side of the football, but his actions at the collegiate level have made him a controversial figure in the sports world.last_img read more

Weekly Traffic Advisories

first_img INVERNESS COUNTY: Crowdis Bridge Crowdis Bridge is closed until further notice for repairs. A detour is available via Crowdis Cross Road, West Big Interval Road and Hatchery Road. KINGS COUNTY: Whitman Bridge Whitman Bridge, on Whitman Road between Maple Avenue and Ward Road in Aylesford, is closed for repairs until further notice. The detour route is Maple Avenue, Victoria Road and Ward Road. CONTINUING WORK COLCHESTER/HANTS COUNTIES: Highway 102, Shubenacadie River Construction on Highway 102, at the bridges over the Shubenacadie River, continues until September. Traffic is moving in both directions, but drivers are urged to travel with extra caution in the area. NEW WORK LUNENBURG COUNTY: Varner Bridge Work is underway on a new bridge beside the existing Varner Bridge on Route 208 near New Germany. The bridge is open during construction, but there may be occasional, brief closures during normal construction activities. Drivers should use extra caution in the area. The new two-lane bridge will be completed this year. GUYSBOROUGH COUNTY: Melford Brook Bridge The Melford Brook Bridge, on Route 344 at Middle Melford, is closed. A two-lane detour bridge is in place until a permanent bridge is built. The speed limit is reduced to 60 km/h and warning signs are in place. DIGBY COUNTY: Melanson Mills Bridge Melanson Mills Bridge on Marc Comeau Road is closed until further notice to replace the deck. A detour route is in place. INVERNESS COUNTY: Trunk 19 Trunk 19, from about five kilometres north of the Port Hastings Rotary at Creignish, north for 6.5 kilometres, will be reduced to one lane for patching and paving from Monday, April 27, until Friday, July 31. Traffic control people and a pilot vehicle will be on site. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. INVERNESS COUNTY: West Lake Ainslie Road The Hayes River Bridge on West Lake Ainslie Road has a 15-tonne weight restriction. CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Eddy Road Eddy Road to Fort Lawrence, near Amherst, is closed until further notice. INVERNESS COUNTY: Trunk 4 – Port Hastings Rotary Trunk 4 at the Port Hastings Rotary will have partial lane closures to install an overhead sign. The work will last until Friday, May 1. VICTORIA COUNTY: Gillis Bridge Gillis Bridge on North Branch Road, just past Uisge Ban (USH-AK BAHN) Falls Provincial Park, is closed until further notice. Access to the park is not affected. -30-last_img read more

Weekly Traffic Advisories

first_imgCONTINUING WORK INVERNESS COUNTY: Crowdis Bridge, Valley Mills Crowdis Bridge, in Valley Mills on Marble Mountain Road, is closed until further notice. Detour via Eden Road, Barren Road, Northside River Denys Road and Southside River Denys Road. Signs are in place. INVERNESS COUNTY: West Lake Ainslie Road The Hayes River Bridge on West Lake Ainslie Road has a 15-tonne weight restriction. -30-last_img

Pvt insurance firms got Rs 46 cr premium in 2 yrs paid

first_imgNew Delhi: Private insurance companies received a premium of around Rs 46 crore in the last two years from railway and its passengers while making a payout of only Rs seven crore in claims under the national transporter’s travel insurance scheme, an RTI has found.IRCTC, which is a wholly owned undertaking of the Ministry of Railways, has entered into an agreement with three private insurance companies through limited tender – Shriram General Insurance Company Ltd, ICICI Lombard General Insurance Company Ltd and Royal Sundaram General Insurance Company Ltd for its Optional Travel Insurance Scheme which was launched in September 2016 with a premium of Rs 0.92 per passenger. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalThis facility is for confirmed/RAC railway passengers who booked e-ticket through the official website of Indian Railway Catering & Tourism Corporation (IRCTC). Under the scheme, a sum assured is paid to the victim/family or legal heir of the victim as the case may be in case of death/injury of reserved passengers due to train accident/untoward incidents.While the national transporter bore the insurance premium till August 31, 2018, the cost was transferred to passengers since and the premium was revised to Rs 0.49 per passenger in October 2018. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boostAccording to the RTI reply received by Madhya Pradesh-based social activist, Chandra Shekhar Gaur, while IRCTC has paid Rs 38.89 crore to insurance companies, passengers have so far paid Rs 7.29 crore in the past two years. The travel insurance provides a coverage of Rs 10 lakh for death and permanent total disability arising out of any train accident or other untoward incident. For permanent partial disability you get Rs 7.5 lakh. The Rs 2 lakh coverage for hospitalization expenses for injury is over and above the death or disability coverage. Acts like accident, robbery, dacoity and other violent acts during the train journey are covered by the policy.Insurance companies received 206 claims in the two years, while 72 were rejected.Officials, when contacted, said claims were less in the last two years as the number of rail accidents had dipped significantly. Railway accidents have decreased from 118 in 2013-14 to 104 in 2016-17, to 73 in 2017-18 and further to 59 in 2018-19.Railways are also carrying more passengers – there is an increase of 2.09 per cent in the number of passengers carried by the Indian Railways during 2017-18 as compared to 2016-17 and 0.64 per cent increase in 2018-19 as compared to 2017-18.last_img read more

Pamela Anderson In Tears Over Plight Of Elephant In India

first_imgMoments after learning about the plight of a young elephant who has been beaten so badly that he sustained an eye injury, Pamela Anderson fired off a letter to Vinay Kore, a member of the legislative assembly of the Indian state of Maharashtra and the leader of the Jan Surajya Shakti Party, from her home in Malibu, California.The blond bombshell with the big heart, who visited India in November 2010, wants the little elephant, named Sunder, to be removed from Jyotiba Temple in the Maharashtra district of Kolhapur and sent to a sanctuary in order to spare him further suffering. Last week, former Beatle Paul McCartney interrupted his Olympics rehearsals to send an urgent appeal to Forest Minister Dr Patangrao Shripatrao Kadam to help free Sunder from his chains.“I am in tears over the plight of the little elephant, Sunder, who you so kindly gave to Jyotiba Temple with the best of intentions. … He is the age of one of my sons, and as sensitive as anyone’s child”, writes Anderson. “Sunder must be rescued without delay. May everyone, including me, count on you, please, to save this youngster?”Anderson’s plea follows PETA India’s discovery that Sunder was being abused by his handler, who has been on the run from police since the group became involved. Sunder, who sustained injuries after the handler jabbed him in the right eye with an ankus (a sharp, hooked metal poker-like weapon), is also confined to chains with sharp spikes and is kept alone inside a dark shed. Lesions all over his body indicate past beatings by the handler.A scandal is growing over the way some elephants used in Indian temples to represent the Hindu god Ganesha are being housed and mistreated. Frequently controlled through beatings and prodded and gouged in sensitive areas behind their knees and ears with an ankus, they languish without veterinary care for even serious conditions, sustain leg injuries and are fed unsuitable food. Many elephants at Indian temples also show signs of severe psychological distress, such as swaying, head-bobbing and weaving – behaviour not found in healthy elephants in nature. Elephants also suffer from a lack of exercise and years spent standing in one position on hard concrete surfaces amid their own waste, which can lead to painful and crippling foot ailments and arthritis.Find out more here.last_img read more

Bethenny Frankel Raises 50000 For Women Affected By Hurricane Harvey

first_imgYesterday, Bethenny Frankel raised and donated a total of $50,000 to Dress for Success Corpus Christi and Dress for Success Houston to assist women in crisis in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.100 percent of the proceeds will go directly to help women and their families in financial crisis and supply them with needed goods.The funds, along with future funds raised daily by Bethenny and B Strong, will allow Dress for Success Corpus Christi to eventually repair its location and continue to serve women in their local community after being damaged by Hurricane Harvey.As an extension of Bethenny’s B Strong initiative, the donations made to Dress for Success Houston will help 900 Professional Women’s Group members overcome the financial crises they will face in the wake of this historic storm.Both affiliates are exploring other means for helping the thousands of women who will be struggling to rebuild their lives, and Bethenny’s contribution will provide these organizations with the tools and supplies necessary to expand this reach.B Strong: Find Your Yes is a crisis intervention initiative that provides real-time emergency assistance to women who face crises on their road to success. It’s for women in abusive situations, women at a crossroads and women in dire straits financially. It’s all about helping these women get the tools they need to manage the situation and achieve the best outcome possible.Bethenny is continuing B Strong’s drive to raise funds and needed supplies to be distributed to women in need in the Houston area next week. The star is providing updates on all of her social channels, including Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.To donate visit www.dressforsuccess.org/get-involved/donate. When making a monetary donation, please designate funds to B Strong and Hurricane Harvey.last_img read more

Justice Minister Jody WilsonRaybould says adopting UNDRIP into Canadian law unworkable

first_imgAPTN National News NIAGARA FALLS – The federal government has said numerous times it embraces the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP).But on Tuesday Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould made the government’s stance on UNDRIP a little clearer by saying it can’t be adopted as is into Canadian law.“Simplistic approaches such as adopting the United Nations declaration as being Canadian law are unworkable and, respectfully, a political distraction to undertaking the hard work actually required to implement it back home in communities,” said Wilson-Raybould in a speech to a room of chiefs at the Assembly of First Nations 37th annual general assembly Tuesday in Niagara Falls.Read the the full speech here.She said she would like to throw the Indian Act in the fire but it’s not a practical option. She called on First Nations to provide ideas for legislation that helps communities rebuild outside of the Indian Act.Back in May, Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett said Canada would fully embrace UNDRIP.Bennett said Ottawa would be consulting with First Nation, Inuit and Metis people before moving to codify UNDRIP in Canadian law.“It would be very important that we consult First Nation, Inuit and Metis on anything we would do in order to codify (UNDRIP),” said Bennett.@UBCIC @APTNNews is this not embracing UNDRIP & reconciliation? Instead of trying to continue to unilateral impose Cdn ‘laws’ on our ntns?— Chadwick Cowie (@ChadCowie) July 12, 2016It appears that while the Harper government announced in 2010 it would “endorse” UNDRIP it officially maintained an objection to the document. The previous Conservative government said UNDRIP was an aspirational document that would be interpreted “in a manner that is consistent with our Constitutional and legal framework.”Bennett said the document was “breathing life” into section 35 of the Constitution which guarantees Aboriginal rights.UNDRIP was originally adopted in 2007 by 144 countries. At the time Canada, U.S., Australia and New Zealand voted against the document. Since then, all four countries have signed on.last_img read more

Montreals allMohawk Charter of Rights and Responsibilities a passion project for Kanesatake

first_imgLindsay RichardsonAPTN NewsIn a symbolic move to kick off the week leading up to Indigenous Peoples’ Day, the City of Montreal unveiled a new version of its Charter of Rights and Responsibilities – one written entirely in the Mohawk language of Kanien’keha.The charter – a North American first at the time of its inception – is “a form of social contract providing for the municipal administration’s firm commitment to constantly improving citizen services,” according to the city’s website.“This is just the beginning because today we’re launching the version in the Mohawk language, but we do want to make sure that we can translate it in all the many languages that are present here in the province of Quebec, and we’re really proud of that,” explained Montreal Mayor Valerie Plante.“Tiohtia:ke Aoianerenhsera ne Iakonianerenhsera:wis tanon Iakoterihwaien:nis,” in Kanien’keha is the 13th translation of the document, behind other languages like Arabic, Chinese, Greek, Haitian Creole, and Tagalog.Outside of promoting reconciliation, Plante says the intent is to make the charter accessible to all of the city’s citizens to promote civil engagement and inform them of their rights.But as the oldest of the dialects spoken among the Six Nations, Kanien’keha is a complex language to maintain and promote.Originally a spoken language – its written form was only standardized in the mid-1990s – Kanien’keha has consistently evolved over the generations in order to incorporate modern terms.As a result, the city reached out to the Tsi Ronterihwanónhnha ne Kanien’kéha Language and Cultural Center in Kanesatake – a Mohawk community 90 minutes outside of Montreal – for help translating the document.For several years, the centre – a museum and cultural hub for the people of Kanesatake – has operated solely on grant or project-based funds, receiving little support from the Federal government, and none from the Kanesatake band council.That said, the cultural centre’s three-year language immersion program – offered for free to community members – is one of the most extensive available to the Mohawk population.Unlike their counterparts in the community of Kahnawà:ke, located just outside Montreal, Kanesatake does not have an immersion program for elementary and high school students.“We’ve been learning and trying to keep our language going with our language classes, bringing the youth up and trying to get the youth to learn more and get more interested in their culture and language – especially to teach it, to keep it going,” explained Kanesatake Chief Victor Bonspille.“It’s been a long, hard road trying to get to this point, and we’re finally here, and hopefully this can continue in other roads, other directions,” he added.This year, the centre celebrated the first class of graduates from their immersion program – a total of seven in all.Right now, the centre is on its summer break while they await funding confirmation ahead of the back-to-school rush.Oftentimes, according to Director Hilda Kanerahtenhawy Nicholas, the centre has to rally to establish curriculums and recruit teachers just weeks before classes begin.And most of the teachers, she says, are past retirement age.Mina Beauvais, who led the translation of the charter with her students, is in her early 80s.Warisose, who takes care of the cultural education, is in her late 70s.The hope is to train students thoroughly enough so that they can take up the torch for the elders and continue to teach Kanien’keha“The language is connected with your identity, and this venture today gives us that.People that are watching realize ‘yes, we do exist’ – that we’re out there, that we still speak our language but it’s not many of us,” Nicholas said.While she concedes that the availability of a Mohawk charter is an honour and a proud moment for Kanien’keha:ka, the program that made the initiative possible cannot function without concrete funding.She hopes that the Federal government will inject some funding into language preservation when Bill C-91, the Liberal government’s language legislation, is brought into effect.Not only because it’s UNESCO’s Year of Indigenous Languages, but because the Mohawk people need a funding boost for language classes now more than ever.“The young students right now are looking forward to speaking their language, and they’re very interested in all the different initiatives that happen towards the language. They are very happy,” she said.“We have a waiting list of people that want to get into the immersion program. I’m happy to say that.”lrichardson@aptn.ca@sentimtllast_img read more

Benkirane calls for adopting English as first foreign language in Morocco

Taroudant – The Moroccan government is moving towards elevating the position of English over French within the Moroccan educational system.After the statements of many Moroccan ministers and politicians in favor of adopting English over French, Abdelilah Benkirane, the Head of the Government, called for adopting English as the first foreign language in the kingdom.During the monthly political conference of the party dedicated to the reform of education and training, the Head of the Government highlighted the importance of adopting English and using in it in Moroccan schools. In a video posted on YouTube, Abdelilah Benkirane said that “we all agree on teaching languages, and we have to teach our students to be excellent at both English and French,” but he added, “if we have to choose, we will choose English because it is the language of today’s science, technology and commerce.”“To be clear, in all Arab nations, we need the English language,” he said.Benkirane confirmed that Morocco and France have very “strong bonds that can’t be broken, but it is not our destiny to keep using French.”“Personally, I regret having not learned English very well because I need it the most during my official visits, even when I go to Saudi Arabia,” he added.The Justice and Development party (PJD) wants “the Arabic language [to] remain the language of instruction at all levels” in Moroccan schools, and hopes that the Amazigh language, another official language in Morocco, can be “developed so that it can be fully integrated in education.”The Strategic Report of the Supreme Council for Education, Training and Scientific Research, which will be submitted to King Mohammed VI soon, is recommending replacing French with English in Moroccan education. read more

Gaz Metro leads opposition to TransCanadas Energy East project

MONTREAL – Pushback is building in Quebec over TransCanada Corp.’s $12-billion, cross-country project to convert a natural gas pipeline to oil, just weeks before the company files its formal proposal with the national energy regulator.Quebec’s largest natural gas distributor, Gaz Metro, plans to enlist the support of the provincial government to oppose the project that it says will lead to supply shortages, higher prices and threaten Quebec’s economic growth.“The project in its current version is problematic as it will impede the possibility for natural gas users to have access to the necessary capacities once the conversion happens,” spokeswoman Marie-Christine Demers said after Gas Metro made its case last week to the province’s energy regulator.She said the company plans to push the government to intervene when the proposal goes before the National Energy Board for approval. Specifically, Gaz Metro said the conversion of the 3,300-kilometre Energy East pipeline between Alberta and Quebec will reduce the supply of natural gas for customers during peak winter months and for economic development.Energy East would be one of the biggest infrastructure projects in Canadian history, crossing six provinces and traversing 4,600 kilometres in total. Roughly two thirds of it would make use of underused natural gas pipe that’s already in the ground, with new pipe being built through Quebec and New Brunswick.The idea is to connect oil sands crude to eastern refineries and to export some of the oil by tanker.TransCanada said the project will remove the 20 per cent excess natural gas capacity on the eastern network that is destined for export to the U.S. northeast, and it has plans to build more lines to meet any increased demand.“We’re taking nothing away from the Canadian domestic demand,” said Karl Johannson, executive vice-president of natural gas pipelines.The Calgary-based company plans to build a parallel Eastern Mainline pipeline that will stretch for a few hundred kilometres in southern Ontario, to carry natural gas to consumers in Quebec and Ontario.“TransCanada has served the natural gas market for over 60 years…If there is growth we will make sure the facilities are there for growth.”But Gaz Metro said the pipeline section between North Bay, in northeastern Ontario, and Ottawa is now fully used by customers at peak winter periods. It also sees reduced capacity driving up costs for consumers, who would also be on the hook to absorb more than $1.5 billion in infrastructure costs to build the parallel pipeline.Ontario’s Union Gas and Enbridge Gas Distribution have also raised similar concerns about the Energy East conversion.Johannson said he understands that local natural gas distributors want to maintain surplus capacity, but that comes with costs both for natural gas customers and the unrealized economic benefits of sending 1.1 million barrels of crude oil per day to refineries in Quebec and New Brunswick.“By not repurposing this capacity, Canadians and Quebecers lose a lot,” he said in an interview.A Deloitte study said the conversion will boost the Canadian GDP by $35-billion over 20 years, add $10-billion in taxes, support 10,000 jobs and help eastern refineries.The developers of a $1.6-billion fertilizer plant in Becancour, Que., said its project — which is one year behind schedule because of its difficulty to lock up natural gas supplies — is at risk unless it can obtain a reliable supply of natural gas.David Tournier, vice-president of legal affairs for IFFCO Canada, says the project’s shareholders are growing impatient by the delays in the regulatory dispute.“Without gas, there can be no plant. Our plant transforms natural gas into fertilizer and we settled in Quebec to have access to that gas at a time where there was no issue.”Tournier said IFFCO isn’t taking a position on the Energy East conversion but is awaiting an NEB decision on a tariff hike TransCanada has sought to provide access through southern Ontario to cheaper U.S. Marcellus shale natural gas.Regulatory approval this year could allow construction of the fertilizer plant to begin in 2015 for a 2018 opening.TransCanada said it has incorporated IFFCO’s natural gas needs into its supply plans and would provide the energy from Western Canada even if the NEB turns down its tariff request.Canadian Press read more

CMHC says it can withstand a severe shock as it passes stress

OTTAWA — Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. says stress testing has confirmed its mortgage loan insurance and securitization businesses are able to withstand a severe shock.The housing agency tested the strength of its businesses against several extreme scenarios.It looked at the impact of an earthquake in a major urban centre, a steep drop in the price of oil and a U.S.-style housing correction where unemployment rises along with a fall in house prices of 30 per cent.CMHC also examined an anti-globalization scenario that included a rise in protectionism, widespread use of tariffs and a euro-zone break-up.The agency began publicly releasing its stress test results in 2015.CMHC provides mortgage loan insurance for home buyers as well as securitization guarantee programs to help financial institutions. read more

Peers and MPs call on government to support UK automotive

A cross-party group of MPs and Peers will today publish a report calling on government to support UK automotive to ensure industry achieves its potential as a significant driver of growth.The report, Driving growth: Future challenges and opportunities for UK automotive, is based on the discussions of the All-Party Parliamentary Motor Group (APMG) with parliamentarians, ministers, officials, industry representatives and trade unions over the last year. The report looks at the challenges and opportunities facing the UK automotive industry including investment, low-carbon technology, skills and growth.“SMMT welcomes the group’s report and the focus it brings to the contribution made by the automotive industry to growth in the UK economy,” said Paul Everitt, SMMT Chief Executive. “Parliamentarians from both houses recognise the importance of the sector and the challenges it faces and are committed to working with industry to help realise the global opportunities that increased investment in R&D, skills and capital equipment offers.” Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

Bin lorry seized in hunt for RAF man missing for more than

first_imgShe said: “My son has disappeared – so somebody please, if anyone knows anything, get in touch, get in touch with Suffolk Police.She asked Suffolk residents to check their gardens and said her son may have decided to “have a sleep” before making his way home. Brown suede Timberland boots that Corrie McKeague was believed to have been wearing when he vanished She said: “Check your gardens, check your own properties please, but leave the proper searching to the police and people who know what they are doing.”SAC McKeague was described as fit and healthy and he had spent the night drinking with RAF comrades. He regularly walked home on his own after a night out drinking and police said he would not have considered the nine mile trek a significant distance.His mother said: “The boys that were with him are not responsible for Corrie. Corrie does the same thing every time he goes out. Once he goes out he is an absolute creature of habit. He will leave absolutely on his own, that’s not unusual.”He will go and get food and if he has to lay down and have a sleep before he goes home then he will. It’s looking more and more suspicious as time goes on that they’re not actually finding himmother Nicola Urquhart An image from CCTV footage of Corrie McKeague in Bury St EdmundsCredit:EPA/SUFFOLK CONSTABULARY Police say searches have now been extended for Corrie McKeague, who was last seen in Bury St Edmunds early on September 24Credit:EPA/SUFFOLK CONSTABULARY A pink Ralph Lauren shirt that Corrie McKeague was believed to have been wearing when he disappeared Police outside RAF Marham in Norfolk, after a serviceman was threatened with a knife near to the base in July The mother of an RAF gunner missing for more than a week after disappearing on a night out drinking has pleaded for local people to check their gardens and properties for him.Senior aircraftman Corrie McKeague of II Sqn RAF Regiment was last seen in Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk and is believed to have set out to walk nine miles back to his base.Search teams have since been retracing his possible route back to RAF Honington after he was last seen at around 3am on September 24.  Bury St Edmunds is about 30 miles from RAF Marham, where two men tried to kidnap a serviceman in July Electronic records from the lorry show it did not pick up anything heavy enough to be a person.SAC McKeague is described as white, 5ft 10ins, of medium build, with short light brown hair. He is believed to have been wearing a pink Ralph Lauren polo shirt and brown suede Timberland boots when he went missing. Brown suede Timberland boots that Corrie McKeague was believed to have been wearing when he vanishedCredit: Suffolk Police Detectives and commanders say they fear he had an accident or was hit by a car along the way. There is no sign of foul play or any link to the attempted kidnap of an airman from RAF Marham in July, they said.His family said the 23-year-old who is originally from Dunfermline in Fife usually kept in close contact and had appeared happy in his last phone call with his brother.Mr McKeague’s mother Nicola Urquhart, 47, a police officer with Police Scotland made an impassioned plea for information on Monday A pink Ralph Lauren shirt that Corrie McKeague was believed to have been wearing when he disappearedCredit:Suffolk Police “Nothing in his behaviour was even remotely unusual and the boys that he was with would not have been able to stop him from doing that. Because that’s what he does.”Detectives have also seized a commercial bin lorry after they traced SAC McKeague’s mobile phone to its collection route during the early hours of September 24.They believe the phone may have been discarded and ended up in the lorry on its route from Bury St Edmunds to Barton Hills. The vehicle has been seized, but the Nokia phone has not yet been found. CCTV Police outside RAF Marham in Norfolk, after a serviceman was threatened with a knife near to the base in JulyCredit:Chris Radburn/PA Corrie McKeague 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.last_img read more

Twitter really wants you to download apps through its site

first_imgTWITTER IS FATTENING its mobile ad portfolio by agreeing to acquire TapCommerce, a company that specializes in targeting app consumers, the latter said late Monday.The price was not given but the Wall Street Journal put it at around $100 million (€73 million), quoting a source close to the transaction.Based in New York, San Francisco and London, TapCommerce specializes in targeting consumers who have downloaded an app and trying to entice them to come back to it. The firm says it is present on 50,000 apps.“The TapCommerce platform is already deeply integrated with MoPub, Twitter’s mobile-focused RTB ad exchange. We look forward to growing our role as an integral part of the Twitter Publisher Network,” TapCommerce co-founder Brian Long wrote on the firm’s blog.He said the acquisition would have no effect on current users of TapCommerce.Since the start of the year Twitter has been on a shopping spree, buying in particular companies that measure TV audiences or the impact of TV programs or ads on social media, including Gnip or SnappyTV in the US, Mesagraph of France and SecondSync in Britain.Yesterday, Twitter announced that it would allow all advertisers to run ads that allow users to download apps directly. The service, which was in beta since April, allows advertisers to target users using details like keywords, interests, and TV targeting.Similarly, Facebook has placed app downloads on its own app, and has been a major factor in ensuring that mobile advertising makes up 59% of all its revenue. Source: TwitterAds/YouTube(Additional reporting by Quinton O’Reilly)- © AFP, 2014Read: This could be the year Sony finally ends a decade of losses >Read: Author of controversial Facebook study says he’s sorry for anxiety caused >last_img read more

Geek deals Dell Inspiron 560s desktop with a monitor for 350

first_imgThese days, desktop PCs seem to come in three flavors: cheap “get the job done” boxes, sexy all-in-ones, and high performance workhorses. The majority of people who need a computer would fall into the first category and the bar is set even lower when you consider just how little of today’s PC performance is needed for web browsing and MS Office. When shopping for this category of computer, value is the name of the game above anything else.This package from Dell is about the best value I’ve seen in a desktop in a long time, as well as having the lowest price with a monitor included. You get the requisite dual-core processor, clocked in at 3.2GHz even, with a respectable 4GB RAM and 1TB hard drive in a reasonably stylish mini tower chassis at that. Toss in a basic, but perfectly workable 18.5-inch monitor and you’ve got a perfectly suitable system for everyday usage.While you might spend upwards of $500 for a basic desktop with monitor, keyboard, and mouse or $300 for a netbook that really isn’t even good for net access, this complete package is on sale for a ridiculous $349 after $270 in savings. It even has a DVD burner and media card reader, so don’t think you’re scraping the bottom of the barrel here. The $50 coupon code that sweetens this deal expires after limited uses, so snap this one up if you’re digging this uber-value PC.Total savings on this deal are $277, or 44% of the total package. Combine that with free shipping and you’re getting an awesome deal on a reasonably powerful, undersized computer that packs in a free display.Get the Dell 560s desktop deal from Logic Buylast_img read more

NXT Highlights Johnny Gargano attacks Adam Cole Matt Riddle put through the

first_img Jamie Collins Comes Back To Gillette Now Playing Up Next Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipBrexit’s Impact on Gilts, the Pound and the U.K. EconomyVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 3:00/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 53.97%0:04Remaining Time -2:56 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 WWE posted the following highlights from last night’s episode of NXT. Twitter Patriots Make Trade As Tight End Situation Falls Into Rough Shape Now Playing Up Next WhatsApp Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Pinterest Tom Keene WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton) Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Google+ Now Playing Up Next Jakobi Meyers, Jarrett Stidham Shine As Patriots Crush Lions Live Podcast: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Patriots Offense Shows Much Promise But Can Get Even Better Facebook Now Playing Up Next Brexit’s Impact on Gilts, the Pound and the U.K. Economy Mike Tedesco RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

Sean Dyche wants Burnley to break transfer record

first_imgBurnley manager Sean Dyche has indicated that he expects Burnley to break their transfer record during the summer window transfer.Burnley are yet to make a first-team signing this summer even as they finished seventh place in the Premier League last season and earned a spot in the Europa League.Dyche, on the other hand, has suggested that he is prepared to spend a huge amount before the start of the new campaign, but only such amount will only be for the right players.Dyche is quoted by the Lancashire Telegraph via Sports Mole as saying:Burnley FC v Manchester City - Premier LeagueMatch Preview: Burnley vs Liverpool Boro Tanchev – August 30, 2019 Premier League leaders Liverpool travel to Burnley for the Matchday 4 of the 2019-20 Premier League campaign.“There’s a strong chance, just by the fact that clubs now act as agents.“It’s the irony of football that clubs question agents, but if you put a bid in for someone as if by magic, it’s out on the wires within seconds. That’s the nature of the game.“We definitely need more numbers, we’re not deep in numbers, we know that. We want quality numbers, we don’t just want any old player who can fill a slot, we want players who can be competitive.”Burnley’s current record stands at £15m, which the club paid Leeds United for Chris Wood last summer.last_img read more