Results at 6.00 p.m. CorporationTotal SeatsBJPShiv SenaINCNCPMNSOthersDeclaredPending1BMC2275978259713191362Thane1311749317 389423Pune16238149 3551074Pimpari-chichwad12828209 241875Nashik12242203421182406Nagpur15156 17 376757Amravati871534 729588Solapur102171961 750529Akola80397135 6701010Ulhasnagar78322514 16780 Total126834320476589717615076.30 p.m.It is definitely a setback, says CongressMaharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) concedes that the results so far for the 10 municipal corporations, 25 zilla parishads and 283 panchayat samitis across the State have signaled a setback to the party.“The results are mixed, with the party doing well in zilla parishads while suffering reverses in the municipal corporations. It is definitely a setback,” party spokesman Ratnakar Mahajan told PTI.He said the results have been unexpected and need to be analysed on the organisational level at the popularity level. “Whether there has been a disconnect between voters and the party leaders should be seen,” he said.6.10 p.m.The BJP’s win in the civic polls is a result of people’s acceptance of our agenda of transparency, says Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis.BMC results | 5.50 p.m.Shiv Sena victorious on 84 seats; BJP gets 80The Shiv Sena emerges as the single largest party in the cash-rich BMC, winning 84 seats, closely followed by the BJP, which bagged 80 seats, as results for 225 seats poured in.The Congress was relegated to the third position in the civic body with 31 seats, followed by the NCP with 9 seats, MNS 7, SP 6, AIMIM 3, Akhil Bhartiya Sena 1 and others 4.Results for two seats in the 227-member House are still awaited. — PTI5.30 p.m.Pankaja Munde offers to quitMaharashtra Minister Pankaja Munde offers to quit the Fadnavis-led government for the BJP’s poor performance in the local body polls in her constituency in Beed district.However, BJP State president Raosaheb Danve downplays the issue. “I had a word with Pankaja Munde. Victory never went into our head and we never got depressed with defeat. We will decide about her stand [resignation],” Mr. Danve says. — PTIResults at 1:45 p.m.BMC: BJP-61, Shiv Sena-93, Congress-22, NCP-7, MNS-10, Others-7. Total: 200/227Thane: BJP-11, Shiv Sena-28, Congress-, NCP-7, MNS-4, Others-4. Total: 54/131Ulhasnagar: BJP-21, Shiv Sena-15, Congress-1, NCP-4, Others-5. Total: 46/78Pune: BJP-54, Shiv Sena-9, Congress-11, NCP-29, MNS-6, Others-5. Total: 114/162Pimpri-Chinchwad: BJP-21, Shiv Sena-6, NCP-22, Others-1. Total: 50/128Solapur: BJP-24, Shiv Sena-20, Congress-6, NCP-4, Others-5. Total: 59/102Nashik: BJP-24, Shiv Sena-13, Congress-4, NCP-2, MNS-2. Total: 45/122Akola: BJP-25, Shiv Sena-3, Congress-9, NCP-4, Others-12. Total: 53/80Amravati: BJP-17, Shiv Sena-2, Congress-4, NCP-1, Others-11. Total: 35/87Nagpur: BJP-44, Congress-14. Total: 58/151Here are the updates:Akola The BJP gets a clear mejority in the Akola muncipal corporation by winning 42 out of the 81 wards. The Congress secures 12 wards, the Shiv Sena 7, the NCP 5, the BBM 3 and the MIM 1.ThaneThe Shiv Sena leads in Thane with 28 seats and the BJP and the NCP in eight and seven seats respectively.AmaravatiThe BJP is ahead in 17 seats, the Asaduddin Owaisi-led AIMIM and the BSP in 3 each. There are a total of 87 seats.Sanjay Nirupam blames it on infightingMumbai Congress chief Sanjay Nirupam offered to resign taking moral responsibility for the party’s poor performance in the BMC polls. He says party infighting cost them these elections. “I was alone campaigning, as others tried to defeat me, but in turn they cost the party.” BJP and Shiv Sena workers get into an argument near BJP office in Dadar. | Photo Credit: Deepak Salvi MPCC president Sanjay Nirupam addresses media at his residence, in Mumbai on Thursday. The BJP made big gains in the Maharashtra civic polls, even as it was in a neck-and-neck fight with the Shiv Sena for the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) polls, according to latest trends.The BJP is leading in Pune, Nashik, Akola and Amravati Corporations, while the Shiv Sena is ahead in Thane and the NCP in Pimpri-Chinchwad.Read more: BJP set for decisive gains, Shiv Sena has an edge in BMC | Photo Credit: Vijay Bate SolapurOut of the 102 seats in the Solapur Municipal Corporation, the BJP has won 12 and the Shiv Sena 4. This corporation was once the bastion of the Congress owing to regional stalwarts such as Sushilkumar Shinde.The AIMIM makes in roads by winning 8 seats.Trends show the BJP is poised to sweep the SMC.PuneReshma Bhosale, wife of NCP legislator Anil Bhosale, wins from ward number 7 in the Pune Municipal Corporation poll in the city’s Shivajinagar area.Ms. Bhosale, who was denied an NCP ticket, decided to contest on a BJP ticket. However, owing to a controversy in her nomination form, the Bombay high Court quashed her BJP candidature, compelling her to contest as an independentNagpurEarlier reports said that the BJP has secued 54 wards and Congress trailing in 19, BSP in 4 and NCP in 1.The BJP and the NCP are neck-and-neck in the Gadchiroli Zila parishad.Wife of Bhandara BJP MLC Parinay Fuke Mrs. Parinita Fuke wins for the BJP ward 13 in NagpurThe Leader of the Opposition in Maharashtra council and NCP leader Dhananjay Munde camp wins Ambejogai panachayat Samiti in Beed.This is seen as a setback to BJP leader Pankaja Munde, a cousin of Dhananjay Munde.Pimpri-ChinchwadIn the Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation, the NCP is leading in 20 wards, followed by the BJP in 15PCMC, the bastion of Sharad Pawar’s NCP in Pune, has 128 seats.Incumbent Pune Mayor and NCP leader Prashant Jagtap bags ward number 25 in the Wanowrie area.The results till noon: NCP 5, BJP 3, IND 1. Leads: NCP 19, BJP 19, Shiv Sena 2.MumbaiEarly trends in the BMC indicate a major victory for the Shiv Sena.Despite high octane campaign by Chief Minister Devendra fadnavis, the BJP seem to be failing to grab the top post.Till noon, the Sena was leading in 85 seats, while the BJP was leading in 53. The Congress, however, is turning out to be the major loser as it was leading in only 19 seats.(With inputs from PTI )
Mumbai: The Council on Wednesday revoked the suspension of Prashant Paricharak, MLC. He had been suspended for a year-and-a-half for his remarks on soldiers and their wives during campaigning for local elections last year. The government formed a 10-member all-party committee comprising members of the Council headed by chairman Ramraje Nimbalkar. On Wednesday, Revenue Minister Chandrakant Patil said, “Paricharak told the committee that he made the remark casually and there was no intention to hurt the sentiments of soldiers or their families. He also apologised for the comment. Hence the committee recommended to revoke his suspension.”
The White House today announced a plan to reduce U.S. emissions of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), a potent greenhouse gas with 2400 times the climate impact of CO2. Companies that make the refrigerants have pledged to dramatically reduce and eventually phase out their production at the same time they develop greener alternatives, and retailers have agreed to use equipment that is HFC-free.HFCs became a significant climate issue in the wake of the success of the 1987 Montreal Protocol, which eliminated the emissions of ozone-depleting chemicals including chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs). HFCs were a common substitute for CFCs in refrigerators and air conditioners in the 1980s and 1990s. Scientists have warned of the impact of HFCs on climate for years, but government action has been slow to follow. Today’s announcement notes that U.S. emissions of HFCs, if left unchecked, were on track to double by 2020.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)In 2009, the U.S. State Department and the Environmental Protection Agency suggested cutting global HFC production and emissions by the equivalent of 76 billion tons of CO2 under the Montreal Protocol. But large developing countries, including China, India, and Brazil, blocked action at the 2009 and 2010 meetings of the protocol’s signatories, arguing that the timeline to cut HFCs was too rapid.The campaign gained momentum in June 2013 when the United States signed a bilateral agreement with China on limiting HFCs. Three months later, the G-20 group of industrialized nations agreed to limit HFC emissions. More than 110 nations now say they support an amendment to the Montreal Protocol to reduce HFCs.The White House said its approach would reduce global consumption of HFCs by the equivalent of 700 million metric tons of CO2 through 2025. The plan is being rolled out 1 week before the U.N. Climate Summit in New York.
June 28, 2016 × SHARE SHARE EMAIL Published on COMMENTS Acquiring foreign talent may become expensive if the pound continues to fall xxThe most obvious impact of Brexit would be the movement of foreign players After the world woke up to the reality of Britain exiting from the European Union on Friday, the media has been abuzz with its impact on growth, trade and investment, jobs, immigration, etc. But one area that has received scant attention so far is football or more particularly the English Premier League (EPL) and how Brexit will affect it.Football is an industry that runs into billions of pounds if one looks at the clubs’ valuations, transfer of players, players’ wages, sponsorship deals, TV broadcast rights and merchandising.Five clubsAccording to KPMG’s valuation of the world’s richest clubs, there are five English clubs in the top 10 – Manchester United, Aresnal, Manchester City, Chelsea and Liverpool.The most obvious impact of Brexit would be the movement of players. Now players from EU will be treated as foreigners in Britain and may have to apply for a work permit to play in the EPL. So EU players after two years, when Britain formally exits from EU, will have to compete for work permits with players from South America, Africa and Asia. Though a majority of the non-EU players come from South America and Africa, there is a small but growing number from Asia.Once UK leaves the single market over 400 players in EPL and the Scottish League will have to follow rules imposed on non-EU players, which means getting a work permit would also depend on the FIFA ranking of the countries they come from.A growing number of clubs in the EPL are owned by foreigners. This year’s champions Leicester City is owned by Thai businessman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, Chelsea by Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich, Manchester United by the Glazer family of the US (who also own the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the NFL), Manchester City is owned by Sheikh Mansour, Deputy Prime Minister of UAE and a member of the Abu Dhabi royal family and Liverpool and Arsenal also have American owners.Sinking poundThe falling value of the pound after Brexit is also causing problems.“If the pound continues to fall, foreign talent will become more expensive. That could have a huge knock-on effect on the summer transfer window,” says Simon Chadwick, Professor of sports enterprise at the University of Salford, quoted in agency reports. 210So if the pound continues to plummet acquiring players from the EU will get more expensive for English clubs.West Ham United largest shareholder David Sullivan wrote on the club website before the referendum that, “There are going to be a lot of implications for the Premier League and football in general. If … sterling continues to fall against the euro, players at European clubs will become more expensive as that impacts our buying power.”Stoke City Chairman Peter Coates, which has nine players from the EU, has said, “The outcome is not a complete surprise to me. The argument was always about immigration and the economy… and the great British public is more concerned about immigration than the economy.“It will not make it (the signing of foreign players) any easier, but I’ve no idea where it will end up. It’s bad news for football and bad news for the economy.”So for the next two years, which is the time it will take for Britain to exit the EU formally, there won’t be any drastic changes. But a period of uncertainty has begun.There is also a growing opinion that the Football Association could lobby with the UK government to tweak the work permit rules to ensure that English clubs continue to attract top talent from Europe.But Brexit could threaten the EPL, which is by far the most popular and closely followed football league in the world with millions of fans. xxThe most obvious impact of Brexit would be the movement of foreign players COMMENT SHARE football
Ex-Zimbabwe Cricket director banned by ICC for breaching anti-corruption codeInternational Cricket Council banned former Zimbabwe Cricket director Enock Ikope for non-cooperation, delaying and obstructing investigation into possible corruption by the Anti-Corruption Unit.advertisement Reuters MumbaiMarch 6, 2019UPDATED: March 6, 2019 17:11 IST ICC has banned Zimbabwe official Enock Ikope for 10 years. (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSICC banned Zimbabwe official Enock Ikope for 10 yearsIkope is the 2nd official from the Harare Metropolitan Cricket Association to be penalised by the ICCIkope was provisionally suspended last year after being charged by the ICCFormer Zimbabwe Cricket director Enock Ikope has been banned for 10 years by the International Cricket Council for breaching three counts of ICC’s anti-corruption code, the governing body said on Wednesday.Ikope was provisionally suspended last year after being charged under ICC’s Article 2.4.6 and Article 2.4.7, which includes offences such as refusing to co-operate, delaying and obstruction of an investigation into possible corruption by the Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU).He was the second official from the Harare Metropolitan Cricket Association to be penalised by the ICC after Rajan Nayer was banned from all cricket activities for 20 years for offering Zimbabwe captain Graeme Cremer $30,000 to fix a match.The ICC said Ikope was banned by the ICC anti-corruption tribunal for five years in respect of each breach. The first two of the five-year periods of ineligibility will run concurrently, with the penalty for the third breach to run consecutively.”We welcome this decision and the substantial sanction imposed on Mr Ikope which reflects the gravity of the offences,” ICC general manager (ACU) Alex Marshall said in a statement.”Non-cooperation and obstruction of our investigations by participants to the Code are simply not acceptable and I hope this and other recent sanctions sends out a clear message to anyone involved in the sport.”Also Read | MS Dhoni comes home to Ranchi for India vs Australia 3rd ODIAlso Read | Committee of Administrators to refer Hardik-Rahul issue to Ombudsman on ThursdayAlso Read | Finisher MS Dhoni best suited in lower middle order, says Suresh RainaFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow Harare Metropolitan Cricket AssociationFollow Zimbabwe CricketFollow ICCFollow Anti-Corruption Code
$189 from Amazon L.L. Bean Wood Storage Rack – $89It’s easy to stack firewood on the side of your house to keep everything in order, but if you really want to keep your wood handy and accessible we recommend a wood storage rack. L.L. Bean offers a large storage rack that is crafted with lasting tubular steel and a rust-resistant coating to get you through the cold months and years to come. $89 from L.L. Bean Seriously Cool Desk Toys for the Kid in All of Us Uniflame Wrought Iron Log Holder – $45If you already have a suitable storage area for your wood outdoors, it may be time to think about grabbing something smaller to store logs inside the house. Uniflame’s iron log holder is the perfect size to squeeze in next to a fireplace, back door, or garage, in order to keep wood nearby when it gets too cold to go outside. It also features a convenient pan on the bottom to prevent any wood shavings from falling off and getting stuck in the carpet or damaging hardwood floors. If you want a similar design with a little more aesthetic and pizzazz— by forking up the money for it, of course — Pottery Barn ($199) offers a beautiful wood holder for indoors. $142 from Amazon TRI First Aid Kit – $15And, just in case, having an appropriate first aid kit can go a long way if you’re constantly using dangerous equipment. This first aid kit is suited for woodworkers with all the protection they need in the event of an accident. It’s OSHA and ANSI guidelines for up to 10 people, featuring multiple bandage size, alcohol pads for sterilization, antibiotic ointments, as well as an instant cold pack. Hults Bruk Splitting Wedge – $79Splitting wood blocks and rounds aren’t easy. That’s why it’s important to have the right equipment for giving you a helping hand when building your woodpile. A splitting wedge gives you more direct impact at a greater angle to ensure a clean cut in the log you’re working with. Hults Bruk has three centuries worth of craftsmanship to back you up. 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Sprint Through Airport Security With These TSA-Approved Men’s Grooming Kits We’re talking tools that will help you cut firewood consistently, store wood during the cold season, and make splitting wood for kindling easier than shelling peas. Going out to cut and prune firewood can be more than just a chore to keep your digs warm, too. It’s also a therapeutic and rewarding activity for you to engage in. Even though it’s hard work, there are many methods you can use to make the act easier on you, especially if keeping a fireplace ablaze is your only means to a comfortable sitting.From tough axes, slitting knives, and splitting wedges, to a full-on kindling cracker, wood storage units, and safety equipment, our firewood cutting tools and accessories roundup has everything you need to make splitting wood easier and more efficient.Barebones Pulaski Axe – $142To get started on the right foot, you’re going to need a reliable axe for cutting and splitting wood effectively. The Barebones Pulaski axe provides you with a durable and versatile weighted axe that will get the job done. Its beechwood handle is reinforced with a solid steel core, making it not only tough and tactical but a damn good-looking cleaver for wood splitting. And, if you’re cutting wood and kindling for warmth on a camping trip, the Pulaski axe doubles as a hammer to take care of your needs for securing stakes. $24 from Amazon Kindling Cracker – $120The perfect fire starts with thinly sawed or shaved kindling. The award-winning Kindling Cracker is a new safe and easy way for you to make firewood into kindling. Made of heavy-duty cast iron, it splits wood with less force than your standard axe, and it’s large enough to accompany even the largest log cuts. Simply place a piece of wood inside of the frame, strike it with a maul, and watch the kindling make itself. If the cold front that gripped most of U.S. didn’t give off the hint, we’re still a ways away from the spring season and the warm weather many of us yearn for. Because we’re all forced to brave this last push from winter, we threw together a collection of firewood cutting tools and accessories to help you keep the house warm and welcoming.Further ReadingHow to Split Wood Like a Lumberjack (With or Without an Axe)How to Build a Fire: Tips for Fireplaces, Campfires, and Working in the Rain Showa Atlas Fit 300 Rubber-Coated Work Gloves – $21If you plan on cutting wood, you’re going to need to protect your hands and a pair of cut-resistant gloves should do the trick. Showa’s Atlas Fit 300 gloves provide you with efficient protection at an affordable price. 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此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站？确定 My location zoom Terntank ordered two new LNG-driven 15,000 DWT tankers with delivery in February and May 2016. The order also includes an option for two more vessels. Terntank is the first shipowner to order vessels within the project platform Zero Vision Tool (ZVT).With a newly developed dual fuel main engine from Wartsila and an advanced hull design from Rolls Royce Terntanks new vessels will be able to meet all future regulations already in 2016. The vessels emission of particles will be reduced by more than 90%, NOx by 80% and CO2 by 35% and the vessels will be built in accordance with IMO Tier III regulations..“We will be using a large propeller together with a large main engine that only needs 65% of the maximum effect to reach a service speed of 14.5 knots. With LNG having a10 to 15 percent better energy value compared to marine gasoil and with an optimized underwater hull design the vessels will have a fuel consumption of between 13.5 and 14.0 ton per day compared to today’s 22 ton for existing vessels of similar size,” says Tryggve Möller, Board Member of Terntank Rederi A/S.In order to cope with the higher building cost for these vessels Terntank is, together with other participants in the ZVT, working towards Ports and Governmental institutions for a 90% reduction in port costs and fairway dues. Terntank, November 29, 2013 Print Close
A new community home will be built in Port Hawkesbury, enabling persons with disabilities to live to their full potential. Premier Rodney MacDonald and Community Services Minister Judy Streatch announced the six-bed community home for people who require support in their daily living today, Oct. 5. “This community home represents a new level of service for the Port Hawkesbury region,” Premier MacDonald said. “These residents will be able to stay in their community, have access to the support and services available here and be close to their families and friends.” The government is investing $800,000 in the new community home, which will require eight to 10 staff. Planning for the Port Hawkesbury community home will begin this fall. “We are working to develop a sustainable residential support system that will enable Nova Scotians with disabilities to live to their fullest potential in their own communities,” said Ms. Streatch. “Discussions will be held with L’Arche Antigonish to expand their existing services and L’Arche Halifax to develop a new home in the Halifax area.” In addition, Ms. Streach said the Department of Community Services will be working with existing service providers to develop a new community home on the South Shore. The department conducted a review of services in 2003 to identify ways to improve supports and services for people with intellectual, long-term mental and/or physical disabilities. Three new and expanded programs, Direct Family Support, Alternative Family Support and Independent Living Support, have already been implemented.
Login/Register With: Advertisement Twitter Advertisement Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook TORONTO – As the city prepares for the arrival of Hollywood’s elite, Hudson’s Bay today announced its return as an Official Fashion Retailer and Red Carpet Sponsor for the 43rd Toronto International Film Festival® (TIFF). From Thur., Sept. 6 to Sun., Sept. 16, the industry’s biggest stars will once again grace the iconic striped carpet at Roy Thomson Hall. The Canadian company also expands its festival presence with TIFF LIVE from the Red Carpet presented by Hudson’s Bay.“The Toronto International Film Festival is one of the most significant events this city experiences and we are so thrilled to be a part of it,” said Alison Coville, President, Hudson’s Bay. “As a Canadian company, we are proud to support another iconic Canadian establishment – one that brings the city together to see the best in film, fashion, and culture. The TIFF LIVE from the Red Carpet presented by Hudson’s Bay will be a great way for fans to not only see their favourite stars, but also hear from them.” Watch the #starsonstripesHere for the dazzling fashion? The Festival’s red carpets don’t disappoint when it comes to best dressed guests. Don’t miss the daily “Stars on Stripes” press alerts to see what the stars are wearing as they walk the Hudson’s Bay iconic striped carpet at Roy Thomson Hall.“Red carpet fashion is incredible to watch, and TIFF is no exception,” said Tyler Franch, Fashion Director, Hudson’s Bay.“On the carpet this September, I think tailored pant suits and layered lace will lead the way. We’ll also see dramatic back v-cuts and chic silhouettes emphasized. At Hudson’s Bay, we’re excited about silver, leopard print, and statement earrings, which all work well for a red carpet moment or TIFF after-party.”TIFF LIVE from the Red Carpet presented by Hudson’s BayHudson’s Bay will bring its iconic stripes to the podium by joining TIFF’s live broadcast of the red carpet arrivals at Roy Thomson Hall. From Sept. 6-9, tune into TIFF’s social channels to watch anchor host, Amanda Brugel, and guest hosts, Aisha Brown, Anthony Oliveira, and Jordan Sowunmi, meet with the cast and talk film and red carpet fashion. Watch live here.Amanda Brugel is a notable Canadian actor best known for her roles in the Emmy Award-winning series The Handmaid’s Tale, Canadian Screen Award-winning sitcom Kim’s Convenience, comedy film Sex After Kids, for which she won an ACTRA Award for Best Female Performance, and her role in the Oscar Award-winning Room.Anthony Oliviera is a writer, pop culture critic, and PhD living in Toronto. He can be found on Twitter at @meakoopa, where he tweets (incessantly) about the arts, politics, and LGBT culture, or on his podcast, The Devil’s Party, as he reads through Milton’s Paradise Lost and its demonic twists and turns.Jordan Sowunmi is a Toronto-based writer, DJ, comedian, and co-founder of the Boosie Fade Film Club. He has written for publications like The FADER, VICE, Complex, and Title Magazine. As a comedian, he has opened for comics like Eric Andre and Jen Kirkman. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Western University in English and Political Science.Aisha Brown is a stand-up comedian who has appeared at Just for Laughs, JFL42, the Guelph Comedy Festival, Sketchfest, and Toronto’s Field Trip festival. She also performs with “Runnin’ at The Mouth”, a hip-hop comedy collective.Colette and What They Had Cast DinnerHudson’s Bay joins The Hollywood Reporter, Bleecker Street and Elevation Pictures in hosting a cast dinner for two of the Festival’s much-anticipated films, Colette and What They Had. Cast members expected to attend include Keira Knightley, Dominic West, Hilary Swank, Michael Shannon, Blythe Danner, and Robert Forster, who will be treated to a seated dinner and décor featuring Hudson’s Bay signature stripes, offering a truly ‘Canadiana’ vibe.Interviews are available upon request with Alison Coville, President, Hudson’s Bay, or Tyler Franch, Fashion Director, Hudson’s Bay.Twitter: @HudsonsBayInstagram: @HudsonsBayFacebook: @HudsonsBaySnapchat: hudsonsbayHashtag: #starsonstripesABOUT HUDSON’S BAYHBC, incorporated in 1670, is North America’s oldest company. Hudson’s Bay has grown to become Canada’s most prominent department store, today operating 89 full-line locations and thebay.com. For the first time since the banner’s inception, Hudson’s Bay opened outside of Canada with 10 new stores in the Netherlands in 2017, and an online shopping destination at hudsonsbay.nl. Hudson’s Bay has established a reputation for quality, service, and style by offering well-edited assortments of exclusive and popular fashion, beauty, home, and accessory designers and brands, as well as exclusive food concepts. It is part of the HBC brand portfolio. The signature stripes are a registered trademark of Hudson’s Bay Company.
TORONTO – In little more than a year and a half, budding menswear label WIL Studios has caught the eye of fashionistas, singer Daniel Caesar and now Hudson’s Bay.The massive retailer says it will showcase the emerging company along with 11 other new and established homegrown talents at a pop-up showcase this September curated by the Toronto-based fashion management firm, The Collections.Rahul Madan of WIL Studios says it’s a dream come true for his young brand, which he formed in early 2017 with university pal Eric Richards. The duo have found early success in securing the support of Caesar, who wore their clothes on tour and in a TV appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” earlier this year.Madan says it’s especially surreal for the 26-year-olds to be selling their clothes at Hudson’s Bay because they each used to work at the retail chain in Toronto.“There are crazy stories of Eric working and me coming around and over the course of the summer designing clothes while he’s working,” says Madan, who met Richards while both studied and played football at Western University in London, Ont.“To think about it in that sense, I have a big smile on my face because I can’t believe that we’re going to stock the store that we used to work at.”Hudson’s Bay president Alison Coville says the three-month project is meant to give a national platform to Canadian designers who otherwise struggle to break through.The pop-up launches Sept. 4 at five locations across the country, including two stores in downtown Toronto, and one each in Montreal, Vancouver and Calgary.All five stores will feature designers Mikhael Kale, Pedram, S.P. Badu, WIL Studios, WRKDEPT, Hilary MacMillan and Sid Neigum.The Vancouver and Toronto Queen Street location will also include Atelier Guarin, Markoo and New York-based Daniel Gregory Natale, and accessories by Biko and Cuchara.Their wares will also be available online at www.thebay.com.While shoppers seem increasingly headed to e-commerce, Coville expects this showcase will entice shoppers back to brick-and-mortar Hudson’s Bay stores.“There’s entertainment value to see what’s new and see what’s exciting,” she says, adding that a strong patriotism will also help encourage shoppers to buy Canadian.“You see the impact that our Olympic wear has when we launch those collections (and) with our Hudson’s Bay company heritage line — every time we put out a new striped product and it hits social media, there’s lots of excitement around it.”Dwayne Kennedy, co-founder and fashion director at The Collections, notes this will be the first wholesale account for many of the labels.“We really want this to be an introduction for a lot of the brands,” says Kennedy.“We want to make it a lot more accessible so our price points range from $40 upwards to $1,200 but we really kept it in the midpoint of that.”The showcase is just the latest in a series of pop-ups at the department store, including one that featured eco-conscious fashion.Madan marvels at how far his label has come since he and Richards began designing T-shirts in their dorm room years ago when he studied kinesiology.Madan graduated from the University of Toronto in 2016, and followed that up with fashion courses at George Brown College in Toronto. He launched the brand in February 2017.He says that now having his T-shirts, outerwear and bags in a major retailer is a big boost.“It gives some validity to the brand, it allows people and other stores to trust your production and it allows you to sit beside other brands that are well-respected and that are already trusted in the marketplace,” says Madan.“This is obviously a major step in where we want to take the brand and where we see ourselves going.”Note to readers: CORRECTS reference to Chinook, Alta. to Calgary in para 8
Washington: Speaking about his plans of getting to the moon by 2024, Amazon and US-based aerospace company Blue Origin Founder, Jeff Bezos unveiled a new Moon-lander called “Blue Moon” along with a smaller rover at the Walter E. Washington Convention Centre here. “Today, our founder shared our vision to go to space to benefit Earth. We must return to the Moon-this time to stay. We’re ready to support @NASA in getting there by 2024 with #bluemoon,” Blue Origin said in a tweet on Thursday. The Moon-lander “Blue Moon” was in development for three years. In the near future, Bezos envisions creating enormous space colonies in close proximity to Earth, as a way of expanding humanity to a trillion people, CNET reported. Bezos revealed that the larger variant of the lander would not only be able to get people on the Moon, but also be able to carry the rover to shoot off small satellites and execute scientific missions. Apart from Bezos’ Blue Origin, Elon Musk’s SpaceX and Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic are also working on the future of space tourism with larger rockets for orbital space travel. Sharing a screenshot of Bezos’ announcement, Musk took to Twitter and wrote: “Oh stop teasing, Jeff.”
The mission, known as MONUC, said much of the training is an update of a course already received by members of the Congolese National Police (PNC) in previous years.The instruction includes the management of queues in front of polling stations, the escort and transport of the material to the local centres of compilation and the evacuation of currently illegally occupied buildings, MONUC said. The aim of the first stage of the programme is to train 2,578 agents from the various police stations of Kinshasa, who will be deployed in 143 registration centres in the capital for a revision of the electoral rolls. The training will continue at a national level in the coming weeks starting with the PNC of Bas-Congo. The revision of the electoral roll, regarded as the first step towards the next local elections, begins on 7 June in Kinshasa and in Bas-Congo, and on 3 August in the nine other provinces. 3 June 2009The United Nations has begun training the first of some 75,000 policemen in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in preparation for local elections, the world body’s peacekeeping mission there said.
11 December 2009United Nations staff members gathered today to pay tribute to the 17 colleagues killed two years ago in a terrorist attack at the world body’s offices in the Algerian capital. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon took part in a wreath-laying ceremony at UN Headquarters in New York, having earlier told staff that the attack in Algiers on 11 December 2007 “has caused suffering and grief that will never go away.”He said that no cause could “ever justify wanton killing and destruction” and stressed that it is “by persevering in the face of such adversity that we demonstrate yet again the greatest strength of the United Nations: the commitment of our staff.”Seventeen staff were killed and 40 others were injured when a car bomb destroyed the offices of the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and damaged those of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). Just 20 minutes before that attack, terrorists also struck the Algerian Constitutional Court, killing at least 14 people there.“Our colleagues who died were working on the full spectrum of UN issues, from food security to human rights and industrial development,” Mr. Ban said. “In every case, they were devoted to helping the people of Algeria to build better lives for themselves and their children. I salute them, as well as those who are continuing their work with dedication and professionalism.”The Secretary-General said the Algiers bombing, as well as the Canal Hotel bombing in Baghdad in 2003 and this year’s attacks in Afghanistan and Pakistan, underlined that the UN was now a target of terrorist groups.“This is rightfully a cause of great concern to all United Nations staff. I am working with the Department of Safety and Security (DSS) and with Member States to ensure that you have the safest conditions possible in which to live and to carry out your important work.”During today’s ceremony at UN Headquarters, a moment of silence was observed and the names of the 17 victims were read out.The staff members killed included seven UNDP personnel: Saadia Boucelham, Hind Boukroufa, Samia Hammoutene, Chadli Hamza, Mohamed Khelladi, Djamal Rezzoug, all of Algeria, and Steven Olejas of Denmark.Three Algerian staff members for the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) died – Mustapha Benbara, Kamel Sait and Adnane Souilah, as well as two Algerian nationals who worked for UNHCR: Karim Bentebal and Nabil Slimani.Babacar Ndiaye of Senegal, who worked for DSS, and the Philippines’ Gene Nunez Luna Maria, who worked for the World Food Programme (WFP), were also killed.The other victims, all Algerian, were: Hakim Si Larbi of the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS); Mohamed Lasli, of the UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), and Abderrahim Hanniche of the International Labour Organization (ILO).
The Canadian Press erroneously reported in an Aug.28 story that Friday’s lumber price was US$385. In fact, it was US$398.
“I don’t want to jump to any conclusions, and we have to act responsibly.” The Government is moving ahead with an investigation on leaks contained in the ‘Panama Papers’, although clear information is not yet available, Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran told reporters today.“We have got some of those papers, and we are requesting further information from our counterparts,” Mahendran said, according to LBO Online. The names of Sri Lankans in the papers are not yet clearly established, he added. The authenticity of the documents will have to be established and a careful investigation will take place, said Mahendran speaking at a news conference on the economy. The files leaked from a Panamanian law firm called Mossack Fonseca contain 40 years of data and include information on more than 210,000 companies in 21 offshore jurisdictions, from Panama to Hong Kong.The files show how Mossack Fonseca clients were able to evade and avoid tax. When asked whether around 1.9 billion dollars flows out of the country annually via illicit channels, Mahendran said he found those figures hard to believe.“I find it difficult to believe that so much money has left the country. The errors and omissions in our balance of payments are a fraction of the numbers being bandied about.” (Colombo Gazette)
WASHINGTON – U.S. companies restocked their shelves in July at the fastest pace since January, while their sales increased. The combination could boost economic growth.The Commerce Department said Friday that business inventories grew 0.8 per cent in July, up from June’s 0.1 per cent gain. Sales jumped 0.9 per cent, the most this year, after a steep fall in June.The biggest growth in stockpiles was among retailers and auto dealers. Stockpiles at manufacturers and wholesalers rose more slowly.Companies typically boost their stockpiles when they anticipate sales will rise in coming months. Faster restocking helps drive economic growth. When businesses order more goods, it typically leads to more factory production.Total business stockpiles rose to $1.59 trillion. That’s nearly 21 per cent higher than the low reached in September 2009, when businesses were slashing inventories in response to the recession.A separate report Friday showed that sales of cars and pickup trucks rose sharply in August, while broader retail sales were weak. If sales remain slow, that could force many companies to cut back their stockpiles, slowing the economy.The economy grew at a 1.7 per cent annual pace in the April-June quarter. That’s down from 2 per cent in the January-March quarter and 4.1 per cent in the final three months of last year. Many economists forecast that growth will be about 2 per cent for the rest of this year.That’s not fast enough to spur more hiring. Employers added only 96,000 jobs in August, below the 141,000 added in July and far below the average gains of 226,000 a month in the first quarter.The unemployment rate fell to 8.1 per cent in August from 8.3 per cent in July, but only because the number of people in the work force shrank.On Thursday, the Federal Reserve said it would purchase $40 billion of mortgage-backed securities a month until the economy and job market steadily improve. Fed officials also said they would keep short-term interest rates low even after the economic recovery accelerates.Wholesale stockpiles account for about 27 per cent of total business inventories. Stockpiles held by retailers make up about one-third of the total and manufacturing inventories represent about 40 per cent. by News Staff Posted Sep 14, 2012 10:26 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email US business stockpiles grew healthy 0.8 per cent in July, pushed up by auto dealers, retailers
Weekly US unemployment benefit applications drop 42K to 338K; seasonal factors cloud figures by Paul Wiseman, The Associated Press Posted Dec 26, 2013 6:37 am MDT WASHINGTON – The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits dropped by 42,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 338,000, the biggest drop since November 2012. But economists say the figures from late November and December are warped by seasonal volatility around the Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s holidays.The Labor Department reported Thursday that the less-volatile four-week average rose 4,250 to 348,000.Claims had jumped 75,000 over the two weeks that ended Dec. 14 before plunging last week. The Labor Department struggles to account for seasonal hiring by retailers and other businesses and for temporary layoffs of cafeteria workers and other employees at schools that close for the holidays.Unemployment claims are a proxy for layoffs and the recent declines are consistent with a solid job market.The economy has shown signs of improvement recently, so much so that the Federal Reserve announced Dec. 18 that it would reduce its stimulus spending on bonds by $10 billion — to $75 billion a month. The economy expanded at a 4.1 per cent annual pace from July through September, the fastest rate since late 2011 and much greater than previously thought.Hiring has been healthy the past four months. The economy added an average of 204,000 jobs every month from August through November, an improvement from earlier this year.The unemployment rate fell in November to a five-year low of 7 per cent. Still, that remains above the 5 per cent to 6 per cent rate that would signal a normal job market. And long-term unemployment remains a big blot on the economy’s performance: Nearly 4.1 million Americans have been unemployed for six months or more.Before 2008, the number of long-term unemployed had never surpassed 3 million people, according to records dating back to 1948. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email
According to the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), during the first half of the year, there were some 800 cases of sexual and gender-based violence reported in the Somali capital, Mogadishu.OCHA spokesperson Jens Laerke told a news conference in Geneva that rapes continue to be perpetrated by unknown armed men and men wearing military uniform. Sexual and gender-based violence also includes domestic violence, harmful traditional practices such as female genital mutilation, and early and forced marriage, he said, adding that the majority of the survivors were women aged 18 and above.Last year, there were at least 1,700 people affected by sexual and gender-based violence in Somalia, according to the Office of the Secretary-General’s Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict, and protection of the survivors continues to be a major concern. Mr. Laerke pointed to a case in January in which a woman who alleged she had been raped by security forces and the journalist who interviewed her about the allegations were both arrested. In the same briefing, the spokesperson for the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Marixie Mercado, said that around one-third of victims of sexual violence were children and that last year UNICEF and its partners had provided assistance to some 2,200 victims of sexual violence in the country. Assistance included the provision of thousands of fuel-efficient stoves as women were at risk of attack when collecting firewood. UNICEF has also provided support for survivors, including livelihood and socio-economic assistance, as well as psycho-social assistance.Mr. Laerke added that in spite of the precarious conditions for humanitarian agencies, OCHA would continue to provide medical and psychological support, and legal counselling in conjunction with its partners.
Ohio State football’s sophomore quarterback Braxton Miller was named Big Ten offensive player of the week on Monday, and also received praise from OSU coach Urban Meyer about his play through the first three weeks of the season.While the Buckeyes’ first-year coach has been among the many praising Miller, he is not yet ready to advertise his quarterback as a contender to win the 2012 Heisman Trophy.“I will not say he’s not (a candidate to win the Heisman),” Meyer said. “I don’t believe he is now. He’s not playing well enough yet.”Meyer, though, was full of praise regarding Miller.“I have a lot of confidence in Braxton,” Meyer said. “He’s our best player right now on offense.”Miller led the Buckeyes to a 35-28 victory over California on Saturday, completing 16-of-30 passes for 249 yards and four touchdowns, while also rushing for 75 yards and another score. Miller’s plays in that game included a 55-yard touchdown run in the first quarter, and a game-winning, 72-yard touchdown pass to sophomore wide receiver Devin Smith with 3:26 left to play in the game.Miller’s recognition announced Monday marks the first time that the sophomore has earned an offensive player of the week award, but he was last year’s Big Ten Thompson-Randle El Freshman of the Year.Miller has led the Buckeyes to victories in each of the team’s first three games, and has accounted for 988 yards of total offense, which ranks ninth in the NCAA’s Football Bowl Subdivision. With 377 rushing yards, he ranks fifth nationally among all players in rushing yardage, and first among all quarterbacks.OSU offensive coordinator Tom Herman said opposing defenses have been making adjustments to account for Miller’s ability to run the ball.“I’ve seen defenses in the last three weeks that I’ve never even dreamt of in my mind to try to stop the QB from running the football,” Herman said. “Teams now are trying to get eight, nine guys in the box to be sound against him pulling the ball and running, so the variety of coverage that we see on first- and second-down is absolutely mind-boggling.”For the overall year, Miller has completed 61.5 percent of his passes for 611 yards, with seven touchdown throws and two interceptions.Herman said he has been pleased with his quarterback’s development this season.“In terms of progress, I think he’s seeing the field better, I think he communicates with me on the sideline better than maybe I had expected,” Herman said. “He’s come a long ways.”While Herman described Miller’s mental progress as a quarterback, he said there has “never been an issue with (Miller’s) upper-body mechanics.”“The ball comes out very smoothly, he’s got a quick release, he’s got a strong arm,” Herman said of Miller.Lower-body mechanics, however, remain a concern for Herman.Herman said that to improve in that area, it comes down to “tying that into his feet and making sure that his hips and his feet are aligned properly to the throw, on time, when that throw needs to be made.”OSU coaches and Big Ten voters are not the only ones praising Miller after his strong start through three games this season. Following their loss on Saturday, California’s coach and players also gave credit to Miller’s play.“Braxton is a hard guy to contain because he is so big and physical,” said California coach Jeff Tedford. “For most of the day he made great decisions and threw some great passes. When he threw that long ball down the left side of the field, it was a perfect pass. He is fast, accurate and a great athlete.”California senior cornerback Marc Anthony felt similarly.“Braxton is one of the best in the game and he came through for his team,” Anthony said. “All of our eyes were on Braxton. We wanted other players to make something happen for them.”
Source: The42 Rugby Weekly/SoundCloud Short URL By The42 Team Feb 21st 2019, 8:05 PM https://the42.ie/4506767 The result maintains Celtic’s unwanted record of having failed to score in an away knockout match in Europe since April 2003, drawing a blank in nine matches in that period.Murray Kinsella, Andy Dunne and Gavan Casey look ahead to Ireland’s Six Nations meeting with Italy and discuss the week’s biggest stories in the latest episode of The42 Rugby Weekly. 10-man Celtic crash out of Europe against Valencia Kevin Gameiro made sure of his side’s place in the Europa League last 16 after Jeremy Toljan was sent off for the visitors. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Thursday 21 Feb 2019, 8:05 PM 41 Comments CELTIC HAD JEREMY Toljan sent off in the first half as they were eliminated from the Europa League in a 1-0 defeat at Valencia on Thursday, losing 3-0 on aggregate.Goals from Denis Cheryshev and Ruben Sobrino in Glasgow had left Celtic with a mountain to climb at Mestalla and Toljan’s two bookings made their challenge even greater.The Scottish champions worked hard but with little success and Valencia – with their two-goal and one-man advantage – made sure of their progress through substitute Kevin Gameiro in the 70th minute.Celtic defender Kristoffer Ajer had two bites at the cherry from a corner in the 10th minute, seeing one attempt blocked before his second was blasted over.Valencia lost Ezequiel Garay to a knee injury midway through the half but their task became easier when Toljan, on loan from Borussia Dortmund, saw red after taking down Goncalo Guedes as he galloped goalwards.Scott Bain proved his worth before the interval, with two impressive saves from Dani Parejo and Santi Mina, and Jozo Simunovic blocked a Sobrino strike in the goalmouth six minutes into the second half.But Celtic’s fate would soon be sealed.Gameiro – two minutes after coming off the bench – got on the end of a Daniel Wass knockdown to prod the ball home from close range with his knee. Share3 Tweet Email 21,446 Views