What Sachin Andure’s Facebook page tells

first_imgSachin Andure, the alleged shooter of rationalist Narendra Dabholkar, who was arrested by the CBI on Saturday, had updated his Facebook page on August 8. He celebrated the death of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi, saying his passing meant this land was free of the “sin” of Tamil Nadu.“I have no ‘karuna’ [compassion] for Karunanidhi, who called Bhagwan Sri Ram a drunkard. Tamil Nadu’s sin has gone, land does not have to carry [his] weight now,” he had posted on his now-deleted Facebook profile. The Hindu is in possession of the screenshots of his Facebook page from 2011.He also posted: “Karunanidhi’s death in Chennai means that one leader who insulted Hindu dharma is reduced. Jai Sri Ram.” ‘Anti-Hindu leaders’Karunanidhi was not the only leader who was anti-Hindu, according to Andure’s Facebook posts. He had been posting hateful, inflammatory and violent messages for years on leaders such as Congress president Rahul Gandhi, Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar, and on communism and socialism. Except for three photos of himself, his profile was full of photos of gods and communal photos circulated on social media, and offensive comments on leaders other than those of the BJP. His profile also indicated that he was a follower of the late Rajiv Dixit, one of the campaigners for Swadeshi and the safety of cows, and of Sambhaji Bhide of Shri Shivpratishthan.Bhide connectionMr. Bhide is accused of having incited riots at Koregaon-Bhima near Pune earlier this year. Sudhanwa Gondhalekar, an activist of Shri Shivpratisthan, was arrested last week by the Maharashtra anti-terrorist squad for possession of explosives, along with Vaibhav Raut and Sharad Kalaskar. Andure’s Facebook display picture was of Narasimha slaying Hiranyakashipu. In 2002, an identical photo was printed under the banner, ‘Hindu Jagruti’, where Hiranyakshipu was named as the Maharashtra Andhashraddha Nirmulan Samiti, founded by Dabholkar, who was killed on August 20, 2013.From 2011 to June 2013, Andure shared news articles from Sanatan Prabhat, the mouthpiece of the Sanatan Santha, a right-wing organisation, which is under the scanner in the murders of Dabholkar, Communist leader Govind Pansare, rationalist M.M. Kalburgi and journalist Gauri Lankesh.last_img read more

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James Yap hits 10,000 career points

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netJames Yap was left wide open from the left corner and the rest was history.Yap put his name in the record books on Saturday, cementing his status as one of the PBA’s best scorers after being just the 14th local player in league history to reach 10,000 career points.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games The 35-year-old Yap is the first player to achieve the feat since Jerry Codiñera back in 2001.“I never really imagined myself getting all these awards,” said the Rain or Shine swingman, whose historic night was ruined after Meralco came away with an 89-73 win at Ynares Center here, in Filipino.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsThe charismatic Yap, who owns one of the prettiest shooting forms the league has ever seen, made his monumental shot with 49.3 seconds left in the third quarter.James Yap 10,000 career points. #PBA2017 pic.twitter.com/YeEB7dwfH1— INQUIRER Sports (@INQUIRERSports) July 29, 2017He was awarded with the game ball by commissioner Chito Narvasa at center court before the start of the fourth quarter.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ View comments Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweetcenter_img National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Maliksi understands Gilas cut: ‘Maybe next time I’ll get in’ “I just want to thank everyone who supported me especially to my fans,” he said. “It’s been 16 years since this happened. I was still in college then and I feel so blessed right now.”Yap, who is in his first season with Rain or Shine after spending his first 12 seasons with the Purefoods franchise, joined an elite company led by the likes of legends Robert Jaworski, Philip Cezar, Ramon Fernandez, Abet Guidaben, Atoy Co and Bogs Adornado.Greats Francis Arnaiz, Allan Caidic, Benjie Paras, Jojo Lastimosa and Nelson Asaytono are also part of the club.Co was the first player to amass 10,000 while Alvin Patrimonio was the fastest player to do it.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelolast_img read more

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Giants’ Cruz Out for Season

first_imgEAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The New York Giants’ wait for Victor Cruz is over.The veteran wide receiver disclosed Nov. 16 that he needs season-ending surgery to repair a small tear in his left calf. A date for the procedure has not been set, Cruz said.“I feel very badly for Victor in terms of this one issue, obviously the most difficult to get over the hump with,” coach Tom Coughlin said. “He’s going to have to get this taken care of, and hopefully it will solve the issue and he can move forward and so can we.”Cruz has not played in a game since tearing a patellar tendon against Philadelphia in October 2014. He reported to training camp, hoping to be ready for the season opener against Dallas.However, he injured the calf in mid-August and aggravated it at least twice after that, the latest coming Nov. 14 when he was running at three-quarter speed, General Manager Jerry Reese said.Reese refused to say whether the Giants wanted to renegotiate his contract; Cruz is working under a five-year, $43 million contact.Cruz is due to earn $7.9 million in 2016. He earned $6.15 million this season without playing a down. If the Giants cut him next season, they would save $6.1 million.Cruz said he worked hard to play this season and it hurt not to be able to do that.“There are certain things that just happen to your body that you just can’t explain,” Cruz said in a video he posted to Bleacher Report’s website.“But I’m excited for the next chapter. I’m excited to the process. I’m addicted to the process of getting better, getting back to 100 percent, feeling the energy of my teammates, feeling the energy of being back on the field again. So I’m excited for that process. And I hope you guys don’t lose faith in me because I haven’t lost faith in myself. So, see you guys next year. Peace.”Quarterback Eli Manning had hoped Cruz would be able to rejoin the team during this season. New York (5-5) has a half-game lead in the NFC East heading into a bye week.“It seemed like there was a deal that it would be a few weeks and come back — just a calf strain,” Manning said. “But I guess he just kept reinjuring it, and I just feel for him more than anything just because I know he wants to be out there playing. And I know it has been frustrating to have this nagging him and now getting to this point.”Receivers coach Sean Ryan said Cruz was down when he spoke with him on Nov. 15 before the Giants played the Patriots.“It is not always going to go to your plan and he knows that, and I think he understands it,” Ryan said. “It is not his plan, but now there is a new plan. He will attack it, he will go back to work, and I don’t have any doubt in that, and as long as you have that mentality, you will be all right coming back from it.”Dwayne Harris has been playing the slot position with Cruz out, and he has been improving. He had six catches for 82 yards Sunday, including receptions of 30 and 18 yards on a go-ahead field goal drive late in the 27-26 loss.“The more he plays, the more comfortable he gets in the role,” Ryan said. “Especially inside in the slot, it takes a little bit just kind of seeing things, because they happen a little bit quicker for you inside there. The more you play, the more comfortable you get.”(TOM CANAVAN, AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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Vijay Shankar making a strong case for 2019 World Cup berth: L Balaji

first_imgFormer India pacer Lakshmipathy Balaji has said Vijay Shankar has made a strong case for his inclusion in the Indian World Cup squad with his performances in the limited opportunities he has got so far.Vijay Shankar has only played four One Day Internationals but the Tamil Nadu all-rounder is in contention to earn a ticket to England for the showpiece cricketing event, starting May 30.Selection committee chairman, MSK Prasad had confirmed earlier this week that Vijay Shankar is in the pool of probables. There is positive talk surrounding the 28-year-old after his impressive showings in the recently-concluded tour of New Zealand.”Definitely. Vijay Shankar will be part of India’s World Cup squad. He has produced results with his bat. He should be there because he has showcased his immense potential in the limited chances he has got. He will be considered as one of the important reserves. He may not be fitting in the playing XI, but you need a strong bench strength. You reserve need to fight for spots in the XI,” Lakshmipathy Balaji told indiatoday.in.Shankar made his T20I debut during the Nidahas Trophy T20I tri-series in Sri Lanka last year but things didn’t go as he had a meltdown under pressure in the tense final against Bangladesh. Even as the required rate was soaring higher and higher, Shankar was struggling to put bat to ball and managed only17 from 19 balls before Dinesh Karthik played a blinder and helped India lift the trophy.However, in what can be called the second innings of his nascent international career, Shankar seems to be ticking all the right boxes. In Hardik Pandya’s absence, Shankar made his ODI debut in Australia and made the most of the only opportunity he got to bat in the 50-over format.advertisementWhen India were reduced to 18 for 4 in the fifth ODI of a five-match series in New Zealand, Shankar hung around and stitched a match-winning partnership with Ambati Rayudu. Shankar was then rewarded with an opportunity to bat higher up the order in the T20I series and the all-rounder showcased his ability to hit the long balls.Vijay Shankar as a back up top-order batsman? Suggesting that India can even look at Shankar as a backup top-order batsman: Balaji said: “So far he has proved himself as a batsman. With his batting ability, now he is pushing his case very very strongly. India are always trying to fill someone at the No. 4 spot. If Vijay Shankar comes good, you have another option for that spot. Vijay Shankar is making a strong case now for a top-order spot. His name will definitely be discussed.”He has not got enough opportunities to bowl. But whatever opportunity he got, he was looking okay. He is not someone who is express pace. But the first phase of Vijay Shankar has definitely been good. Now it’s time for him to bat consistently and try bowl full quota of overs.”Oppositions will find it tough to face India pacers: Balaji Meanwhile, Balaji also opined that India have the best pace bowling unit going around and oppositions at the World Cup in England will have a tough time facing Jasprit Bumrah and Co. The bowling coach of Chennai Super Kings added that Mohammed Shami may pip Bhuvneshwar Kumar to become the first-choice new ball bowler for India.”India have got the best pace bowling unit right now with Bumrah, Bhuvi, and Shami in very good form leading into the World Cup. With the depth we have in the bowling department, this could be the best Indian attack to have travelled to a World Cup,” Balaji added.”I think Shami has done well in England, South Africa. Especially in English conditions, where there is lateral movement on offer, a bowler with upright seam can perform. All three bowlers work on their pace as well. They’re not similar. One is a proper swing bowler, one is a seam bowler, another one has a combination of high pace and unusual action. I think oppositions will find it difficult to face our pace attack.”Shedding light on possible combinations for the World Cup, the 37-year-old said: “Bumrah will be my go-to man. Bumrah and Shami as the first two picks. Then we can look at the conditions and the opposition. Against Asian teams like Pakistan and Sri Lanka, India can go in with three seamers and one spinner in Kuldeep Yadav. If you play against Australia, South Africa, and England, you can play two seamers, two spinners and Hardik Pandya.”advertisementAlso Read | Pant, Rohit as openers for India in World Cup? Shane Warne has an interesting takeAlso Read | Great experience to share dressing room with Dhoni, Kohli and Rohit: Vijay ShankarAlso Read | Why India need MS Dhoni’s experience at 2019 World Cup: L Balaji explainsAlso See:last_img read more

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LR to Class Maersk’s Boxship Newbuilds

first_imgzoom UK-based maritime classification society Lloyd’s Register (LR) signed a contract with COSCO Zhoushan Shipyard in China for the classification of seven new 3,600 TEU container ships ordered for world’s largest container carrier Maersk Line.The vessels will be built to Danish Flag and have a length of 200 meters and a breadth of 35.2 meters.The ships will be built according to LR’s Rules and Regulations and will have Ice Class 1A (Finnish-Swedish ice class) and delivery is planned to take place from April to November 2017. The design company is OMT (Odense Maritime Technology).The order is the first step in Maersk Line’s recently announced investment programme. LR has worked intensively with Maersk over the past 16 months on this new construction project.The team has provided support in ECA compliance options, specification reviews and support during the contract negotiations with the shipyard.“The key to a successful project is to have excellent communication lines between Yard, Designer, Owner and, not least, Class. It is vital that all stakeholders have the required transparency in all processes affecting the quality of the vessel and certainly also the critical parts of the schedule. We have previously enjoyed such levels of co-operation with LR, and shall be looking forward to once again working together with them,” said Head of Newbuilding at Maersk Line, Michael Heimann.This is the first time in COSCO Zhoushan Shipyard’s eleven year history that it will build container ships.last_img read more

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MARAD Pushes On with Eco Projects

first_imgzoom The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) has set aside over USD 1.2 million to support the development of two new emission-reducing maritime solutions – a liquefied natural gas (LNG) conversion demonstration project, and a modification of an on-board air pollution control device.Through a cooperative agreement, MARAD has provided USD 730,000 to Pittsburgh Region Clean Cities (PRCC) to convert a towboat engine from diesel to LNG. Results from this demonstration project are expected to help expand the development and availability of natural gas conversion technology for smaller scale tug, tow, and harbor vessels. PRCC will collect air emissions data before and after the conversion, which will allow for operational and emissions comparisons.A separate cooperative agreement will provide Interlake Steamship Company (Interlake) of Ohio USD 500,000 to retrofit the M/V Lee Tregurtha, which operates on the Great Lakes, with exhaust gas-scrubber technology. This modification should reduce sulfur emissions and meet or exceed North American Emissions Control Area requirements for the 800-foot, bulk-cargo vessel. Interlake will provide MARAD with pre- and post-installation air emissions data, and lessons learned on scrubber installation and operation.“These investments accelerate the growth of alternative fuel and environmental technologies throughout the United States’ maritime industry. These projects will yield data that will support future commercial investment decisions and will provide lasting benefits for our nation while helping us reduce the industry’s environmental footprint,” said Maritime Administrator Paul ‘Chip’ Jaenichen.“This is how government can work to encourage technology advancement and environmental stewardship.”These demonstration projects are part of ongoing work by MARAD’s Maritime Environmental and Technical Assistance Program (META) and the maritime industry to conduct research and demonstration projects in support of identifying alternative fuels and technologies for marine applications.last_img read more

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Inducted into BJP 10 Goa Congress breakaway MLAs to meet Shah

first_imgPanaji: Hours after 10 Goa Congress MLAs split from the party and joined the BJP, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant late on Wednesday headed for the national capital, to introduce the newly inducted lawmakers to Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah on Thursday. “The new MLAs will be meeting Amit Shah in Delhi at 10 a.m.,” Sawant told reporters at Goa’s Dabolim international airport, before heading for New Delhi. When asked if a cabinet reshuffle was likely in view of the development, Sawant said that the decision would be taken by the party High Command on Thursday. Earlier today, the BJP engineered a split in the 15-member Congress legislative party, with 10 MLAs breaking away from the Congress party to later merge with the saffron party.last_img read more

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Sir Roger Moore Calls For More Help In The Philippines

first_imgUNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Sir Roger Moore today visited UNICEF’s global humanitarian supply warehouse in Copenhagen and called for continued support for children and their families in the Philippines whose lives have been devastated by super typhoon Haiyan.On a visit to UNICEF’s global supply warehouse in Copenhagen, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, Sir Roger Moore called for continued public support for children and families whose world was ripped apart by super typhoon Haiyan. Credit/Copyright: UNICEF/DENM2013-00317/MARIA IEROIANNIAccompanied by his wife Lady Kristina, the legendary actor visited the UNICEF warehouse where staff has been packing and shipping out life-saving supplies at full force since Haiyan hit the archipelago two weeks ago. In the past two weeks, UNICEF has sent 240 metric tonnes of life-saving supplies from its warehouses in Copenhagen and Dubai.Sir Roger noted the enormous destruction left in the wake of the typhoon and the scale of the emergency response. “There are some five million children who need help – nearly half of them have lost their homes and some are separated from their parents. We are dealing with families spread across 1,500 emergency camps. Many, many people have lost simply everything but their lives,” he said.Sir Roger, perhaps best known for his role as secret agent James Bond, was also briefed on the humanitarian assistance that UNICEF has been providing since the typhoon hit the Philippines.“The first priority is restoring access to clean water,” explained Joselito Nuguid, the Deputy Director in charge of operations for UNICEF’s Supply Division.UNICEF has helped to restore 80 per cent of piped water in Tacloban, the largest city hit by the typhoon. Airlifts have also included water treatment units, water bladders, family water kits, and latrines to help prevent the spread of disease.To date, UNICEF has sent 25 plane loads of life-saving supplies to the Philippines. The organization has received tremendous assistance from British Airways, Emirates Airlines, and KLM who have donated cargo space from UNICEF’s main supply hubs to destinations where the need is greatest.Sir Roger was moved by the generous outpouring of international support in the wake of the world’s most powerful storm, and emphasized the need to keep the momentum going. 
”We must keep focused on making sure children continue to be supported,” said Sir Roger. “There is so very much that still needs to be done.”Source:UNICEFlast_img read more

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Marrakech Police Arrest 126 in Tourism Safety Campaign

Rabat – Marrakech’s touristic police made 126 arrests in a 10-day security operation in October, intended to fight against criminality in the city.The 10-day security operation was conducted on the first 10 days of October.During the security campaign, the city’s police arrested a suspect wanted nationally for his involvement in an unidentified crime, while 15 other suspects involved in drug and alcohol cases were arrested during the same operations, according to a statement issued by Marrakech’s prefecture of police. Sixty-five other defendants were arrested for public offenses and five were jailed for public indecency, reported Maghreb Arab Press (MAP). Eleven other suspects were arrested for robbery, while 22 were arrested for violence and knives possessions in suspicious conditions. Three other suspects were arrested for fraud and four others were arrested for possession of “dubious items.”The city’s security authorities also managed to transfer 36 individuals suffering from mental disorders to the hospital.The police have also conducted a series of operations in order to monitor the regulation of the profession of tourist guides. The police arrested 214 unauthorized tourist guides in the city.These operations form part the security measures seeking to protect Moroccan cities and make them a safe place for domestic and international tourists.In April, Moroccan police arrested 746 unauthorized tourist guides in the city of Fez. The city’s police launched a campaign in January in order to protect tourists. read more

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Ban Kimoon calls for steppedup united action against HIVAIDS

21 May 2007The number of people living with HIV has risen in every region of the world despite progress towards achieving universal access to treatment, prevention, care and support, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, calling for a more united front among to defeat the pandemic. In a speech to the General Assembly session reviewing the implementation of the Declaration of Commitment on HIV/AIDS, reached by United Nations Member States in June 2001, Mr. Ban said he was encouraged by recent initiatives around the world to improve the care and treatment of people living with HIV.Some 90 countries have set access targets, with many aiming to double or triple the coverage of antiretroviral (ARV) treatment by 2010; several nations have set aside special health, education and welfare services to AIDS orphans; and 2 million extra people in low- and middle-income States are receiving treatment, according to his interim report on global progress in the past year towards meeting the Declaration.“And yet the epidemic is still spreading,” Mr. Ban told the meeting, noting that the number of cases has increased on every continent.Pledging that the fight against AIDS would remain a system-wide priority at the UN during his term as Secretary-General, Mr. Ban called for the scaling up of existing schemes in Africa to widen access – especially among women and girls – to prevention programmes.He added that a more comprehensive approach should be taken to tackling diseases often linked with HIV, such as tuberculosis, and called for greater investment in tools for prevention and treatment, such as vaccines and microbicides.“It means mustering the political will to address the factors that drive the epidemic – including gender inequality, stigma and discrimination,” he said.More women, including married women, live with HIV/AIDS than ever before, and nearly half of the 40 million people living with the disease are female. HIV has infected 65 million people and killed 25 million since it emerged at the start of the 1980s.Opening today’s meeting, Assembly President Sheikha Haya Rashed Al Khalifa said she hoped that the feminization of AIDS would be a major element of the session’s deliberations.Sheikha Haya noted that new infections in sub-Saharan Africa, the region worst affected by HIV/AIDS, are up to six times higher for young women than they are for young men.“We must constantly ask ourselves: what are we doing to fight this global emergency, and what more can we do?” she said. “Whether we continue to act and give the highest priority to this matter, future generations will either praise us or hold us accountable for our failure to prevent the spread of this disease.“This is a make-or-break time, but beating this disease is entirely within our reach.”Mr. Ban’s interim report stated that if current trends in scaling up care and treatment programmes continue, the number of people receiving ARV drugs in 2010 will reach about 4.5 million – or less than half of those classified as being in urgent need of treatment.During the open debate today, speakers from several dozen UN Member States urged renewed political commitment to tackling the disease and greater funding for poorer countries without access to the resources available in industrialized economies. read more

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Increasing attacks on aid workers hampering relief efforts in DR Congo says

Since the beginning of 2009, a total of 108 attacks against humanitarian workers – including murders, abductions and theft of vehicles and other assets – were recorded in the province, compared to 105 during the whole of 2008. The attacks have increased in recent weeks, with seven incidents reported during last week alone in the territories of Lubero, Masisi, Rutshuru, and Walikale. North Kivu hosts an estimated 980,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) – more than any other province in the strife-torn nation. UN agencies and over 70 non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are operating in the province to deliver much-needed assistance.According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), aid workers in the area currently able to reach at least 70 per cent of those in need. “By decreasing our access to the areas concerned, those responsible are contributing to the suffering of millions of vulnerable people,” said John Holmes, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator.“Unfortunately, they are almost never brought to justice,” he added. Of the 105 attacks against humanitarian actors reported during 2008, less than ten have been formally investigated by the police, and even fewer have led to judicial action.Dieudonné Bamouni, deputy head of OCHA in the DRC, urged the authorities of North Kivu to launch thorough investigations into each and every incident, stressing that “the current impunity must end.” Numerous waves of fighting over the years have produced around 2.2 million IDPs in DRC. An estimated 1.7 million people remain displaced in the provinces of North and South Kivu, with more than 400,000 persons having fled their homes since January. 20 October 2009A sharp rise in attacks on humanitarian workers in the eastern North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has impeded efforts to provide life-saving assistance to hundreds of thousands of people in need. read more

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TSX moves lower amid earnings disappointments slowing Chinese economy

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Malcolm Morrison, The Canadian Press Posted Jul 24, 2013 8:32 am MDT TSX moves lower amid earnings disappointments, slowing Chinese economy TORONTO – The Toronto stock market was lower Wednesday, weighed down by some earnings misses and falling mining stocks amid data that showed a deepening slowdown in China’s manufacturing sector.The S&P/TSX composite index was down 73.08 points to 12,672.3 as gold stocks gave up a chunk of the gains racked up during July.The Canadian dollar shed early gains and dipped 0.29 of a cent against the U.S. dollar to 96.94 cents US. The greenback strengthened in the wake of positive news on new home sales along with a higher reading from financial information company Markit which reported its July flash purchasing managers’ index for the U.S. manufacturing sector rose to 53.2, the highest it’s been in four months.U.S. indexes were lower amid strong earnings reports from the likes of Apple Inc. and Ford Motor Co.A weak report from heavy equipment maker Caterpillar helped push the Dow Jones industrials down 25.5 points to 15,542.24, the Nasdaq added 0.33 of a point to 3,579.6 and the S&P 500 index was off 6.45 points to 1,685.94.Meanwhile, in Canada, Cenovus Energy Inc. (TSX:CVE) had $255 million or 34 cents per share in operating earnings and a $179-million net profit in the second quarter. The operating earnings were below a consensus estimate of 48 cents. Its shares fell $1.76 to $30.49.Canadian Pacific Railway (TSX:CP) posted net income for the second-quarter of $252 million, or $1.43 per diluted share, versus $103 million, or 60 cents per share, a year earlier. The earnings missed estimates and its stock dropped 2.1 per cent to $127.44.But the stock was off session lows as the railroad’s operating ratio, which is a key measure of how efficiently railways operate, improved to 71.9 per cent in the second quarter, an all-time record for the railroad.“(CEO) Hunter Harrison has actually delivered,” said Chris King, portfolio manager at Morgan, Meighen and Associates. “For him to move it down to that level, man that tells you he is the god of railways.”On a more positive note, Rogers Communications Inc. (TSX:RCI.B) shares were ahead 72 cents to $41.95 as the company reported $497 million in quarterly adjusted net income, a four per cent increase from last year and better than analysts’ consensus estimate of $491.95 million.Loblaw Companies Ltd. (TSX:L) made $178 million in net earnings in the second quarter, up from $156 million in the same period a year ago. The grocer’s basic net earnings per common share rose 14.5 per cent in the quarter to 63 cents, about five cents per share better than a consensus estimate compiled by Thomson Reuters and its shares advanced $1.52 to $49.46.In the U.S., Facebook stock soared 17 per cent in after-hours trading to US$30.56 as the social networking company posted earnings and revenue after the close that beat expectations.Quarterly earnings at Caterpillar fell 43 per cent $960 million, or $1.45 per share and the company cut its profit and revenue outlook for the year. Analysts had expected a profit of $1.69 per share and its shares dropped $2.08 to US$83.44.The TSX base metals sector fell 2.26 per cent amid weak Chinese manufacturing data while metal prices declined with September copper down two cents to US$3.18 a pound. An HSBC survey showed China’s manufacturing at an 11-month low this month. HSBC said the preliminary version of its monthly purchasing managers index declined to 47.7 this month from June’s 48.2 on a 100-point scale on which numbers below 50 show a contraction in activity.The gold sector was down about 4.6 per cent while August bullion declined $15 to US$1,319.70 an ounce. Goldcorp Inc. (TSX:G) faded $1.45 to C$29.24 and Barrick Gold (TSX:ABX) fell $1.01 to $17.67.The energy sector dropped 1.64 per cent and the September crude contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange was down $1.84 to US$105.39 a barrel as traders weighed the Chinese manufacturing data against a slightly bigger than expected drop in U.S. crude inventories. Energy Department data showed supplies dropped by 2.8 million barrels last week, against the 2.6 million barrel drop that had been expected.Other economic news showed that Americans snapped up new homes in June at the fastest pace in five years. The Commerce Department says sales rose 8.3 per cent to a seasonally adjusted pace of 497,000. That’s up from 459,000 in May, which was revised lower.In other corporate developments, Bombardier Aerospace says the first flight of its new CSeries commercial jet will occur in the coming weeks, without giving a specific date. The Montreal-based company had been aiming for the first flight by the end of July. Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B) shares lost six cents to $5.01. read more

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KSP sees continuous rise in child porn cases

A quick search of child pornography on our website and you can see just how many arrests we report on across the state.Anyone from convicted felons to school principals. Child pornography does not discriminate.“This kind of evil knows no boundaries and it affects all walks of life,” says KSP Detective Zack Morris.He works with the KSP Electronic Crime Branch.All of these child porn arrests, the KSP Electronic Crime Branch has had a major role in.Morris says in a year alone, he personally works almost a hundred different cases.“It seems like each year the number of child pornography complaints is going up,” he says.His reason for that is the internet.He says people aren’t sharing these images from a particular area. It’s from all over, made easier online.“We see the same ones circulated. However, we do come across daily images, files whatever it may be of stuff we’ve never seen before,” says Detective Morris.He says most arrests are made when someone shares child porn.It isn’t all people in their basements like you might think.It’s even illegal when a teen consensually sends a nude.“With today’s digital world all you have to do is click the send button and it’s out there it’s out there forever,” says Morris.He says as part of his work he has to look at these images.“To actually see children getting sexually abused and in the most horrific ways, it’s horrible,” says Morris.He’s a father with young children so it hits him closer to home. But he says someone has to work to identify the kids in the images to try to get them out of a dangerous environment.“I’m able to help these children. Who’s gonna do it, ya know?”Detective Morris has found ways of coping, particularly through his faith.“I pray daily and I ask him to remove those horrible images.”He takes comfort knowing he has purpose in the pain.“I like to think I’ve been put in this position to shine a little light where dark prevails,” says Morris. FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) — Hardly a day goes by when we don’t report on someone being arrested for child pornography.There’s a reason for that. Kentucky State Police say they are seeing a rise in cases. It’s an investigative team of only eight that uses technology to find people sharing child porn.- Advertisement – read more

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The Warriors Improbable Comeback

YEARTEAMOPPONENTROUNDGAMEQTRODDS 22000KnicksHeat2621.8 32000LakersTrail Blazers3732.0 82001BucksHornets2624.7 Greatest best-of-seven NBA playoff series comebacks As the Oklahoma City Thunder learned Monday night, it’s really tough to eliminate a defending NBA champion. After opening up a 3-1 series lead in the Western Conference finals, the Thunder were poised to knock the Golden State Warriors out for good — they led for almost the entirety of Game 6 before collapsing down the stretch, and they took a 6-point lead into the second half of Game 7. None of that mattered; the finishing blow was always just outside of OKC’s reach.But, man, did the Thunder come close. In fact, according to our quarter-by-quarter analysis of seven-game playoff series since 1984,1The year the NBA playoffs expanded to 16 teams. the Thunder — with a peak win probability of 95.8 percent going into the fourth quarter of Game 6 — came the seventh-closest to a series victory of any modern team that went on to lose. And in the conference finals, only the Portland Trail Blazers’ infamous collapse against the Los Angeles Lakers in 2000 was more unlikely.(The least likely comeback overall? Last year’s Houston Rockets, who went down three games to one against the Clippers before storming back to win three straight games — just like this year’s Warriors team.) 41994RocketsSuns2312.4 102005MavericksRockets1337.5 Win probability calculated at the end of each quarter or overtime, based on FiveThirtyEight’s Elo ratingsSource: basketball-reference.com 12015RocketsClippers2630.3% 91997HeatKnicks2616.6 62013HeatSpurs4634.2 72016WarriorsThunder3634.2 LOWEST WIN PROBABILITY MOMENT But the Dubs pulled out a dramatic win in Game 6. Their reward: a Game 7 at home that had them as 66 percent favorites to win the series.2It’s worth noting that the betting markets (as measured by Inpredictable’s in-game odds) were never quite as bullish on OKC’s upset chances as the statistical models were. Perhaps the markets were factoring in the invisible aura of Golden State’s championship experience?The rest is history. The defending champions are returning to the Finals, in a rematch against LeBron and the Cavs.Check out our NBA Finals predictions. 51995RocketsSuns2513.5 Here’s how we crunched those numbers: First, we gathered quarter-by-quarter line score data for every NBA playoff game since ’84 and used Wayne Winston’s method of converting point margins to win probabilities to generate a win expectancy number for each team after every quarter. (Given the data we were working with, we couldn’t go deeper to, say, the play-by-play level to find the most dire circumstances within a quarter.) We then plugged those game-level probabilities into the formulae for winning a series, which allowed us to incorporate both the results of games already played and the expected outcomes of future games based on Elo.In terms of series win probability, the Warriors rode a wild roller coaster against the Thunder. At the start, our Elo-based projections gave them a 70 percent chance to win the series. However, by the end of Game 4, that had dropped to just 17.5 percent. A solid Game 5 win helped their odds, but by Game 6 the Thunder had them on the ropes. Entering the fourth quarter of that game, the Warriors stood only a 4.3 percent chance of winning the series. read more

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Recordsetting win vaults Ohio State mens tennis team past Michigan

Ohio State men’s tennis continued to roll after a dominant weekend that featured a Buckeye cementing himself among the all-time greats. Justin Kronauge became the Buckeyes’ all-time wins leader after winning his doubles and singles matches on Sunday to help lead Ohio State 6-1 past No. 26 Michigan. Kronauge, a senior from Dayton, Ohio, claimed his 255th career victory (117 doubles, 138 singles) at the Stickney Tennis Center, winning 8-3 in doubles with Balazs Novak and 6-3, 6-3 in singles. “It’s a great accomplishment because we have had so many great players,” Kronauge said. “More importantly, we beat a good Michigan team which made it even better.” Ohio State, ranked second in the nation, extended its undefeated winning streak at home to 106 consecutive matches dating back to 2003. The Buckeyes also have 59 consecutive Big Ten wins. After the victory, coach Ty Tucker acknowledged Kronauge’s accomplishments while addressing the fans in attendance.  “He’s certainly one of the best three players to ever play for Ohio State and could possibly end up being the best all-time,” said Tucker. “He’s a stud.” Kronauge’s parents were proud of their son for everything he has accomplished at Ohio State. “Everyone talks about his tennis but we’re more impressed with his school work,” said his father, Bob Kronauge.  Pleased with his feat, Kronauge looks ahead to finishing the season strong. “I have to thank my teammates as well,” Kronauge said. “I want to help the team as much as I can to win the Big Ten and making a run in the NCAA again.” The win over Michigan capped off a dominant weekend for the Buckeyes. On Friday, they defeated Michigan State 7-0 and Toledo 5-0 in a double-header.  The Buckeyes head to the University of Mississippi on Wednesday before returning home for matches against Indiana and Illinois on Friday and Sunday. read more

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NHS hospital dispenses baby medicine six months out of date

first_imgPharmacy director Will Wilson said: “We are very sorry for this mistake – we ensured that the patient was given in-date medicine as quickly as possible.”A spokesman for East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust, which runs the hospital, said robotic dispensers, which are used in its pharmacy, had not been involved in that incident. I bought it back into the pharmacy and they were just as appalled as meLauren Nightingale 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. “I had only got as far as the car park when I spotted the date,” said Lauren Nightingale.“I was absolutely disgusted – I bought it back into the pharmacy and they were just as appalled as me.“They checked all the other boxes and all said February 2017, so we couldn’t’ even get any medicine.”Ms Nightingale was referred to the Kent and Canterbury hospital by her GP due to a national shortage of infant Gaviscon.She said staff had said her daughter would not have been harmed by the expired medicine, but that it would not have worked as well.Hospital bosses said they are investigating how the the error occurred, but claim no other patients were given the expired medication. An NHS hospital has apologised after dispensing medicine for a baby that was six months beyond its use-by date.Kent and Canterbury Hospital also admitted it had other out-of-date boxes of the same medication, Gaviscon, on its shelves.Four-month-old Phoebe Nightingale was given the expired medication to treat severe reflux earlier this month.An internal investigation was sparked when her furious mother pointed out to staff that the medicine’s use-by date expired two months before her daughter was even born.last_img read more

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Two divers die in west Cork diving accident

first_imgUpdated 20.36pmTWO DIVERS HAVE died after getting into difficulty off west Cork.One diver was airlifted Cork University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead early this afternoon, while the body of the second was recovered from the sea at 4.20pm.The Coast Guard had launched two helicopters and two rescue vessels to aid after the divers got into difficulty.The Baltimore RNLI launched two boats, their all-weather and inshore lifeboats, after being alerted to the situation at 9.52am this morning.The divers are believed to have been on board a diving vessel called the Wave Chieftain off Glandore and were exploring the wreck of a sunken German U-boat.Local fishing vessels also joined the search.Additional reporting by Nicky Ryanlast_img read more

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Googles Cr48 can now run Ubuntu

first_imgIt was probably on a matter of time that Google‘s fascinatingly unbranded launch netbook for their new Chrome OS was hacked to run something a little more full featured, but even we’re surprised to see Canonical’s Ubuntu browser up and running on the Cr-48 soon. Of course, the Cr-48 is already pretty hacker friendly — it already hasa concealed but readily accessible developer switch —but this Ubuntu install is still pretty ingenious. It’s not as easy as just booting Ubuntu off of a USB drive, as you might normally do. AdChoices广告Rather, Cr-48’s boot process is missing a pretty vital part necessary for Ubuntu’s kernel to work: initrd. The solution is to actually use Chrome OS’s existing kernel and tricking it into booting Ubuntu instead.This is a pretty involved process, truth be told, and definitely beyond the capabilities of most users… but as you can see in the video above, once all the steps have been gone through, it works pretty well, dual-booting between Chrome OS and Ubuntu with aplomb, and it looks like there’s little chance of permanently bricking your Cr-48 if you do choose to go this route.Read more at Chromiumlast_img read more

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Mbappe has a great personality – Matuidi

first_imgFrance midfielder Blaise Matuidi believes international teammate Kylian Mbappe has the kind of personality ‘every great player’ requires to fulfill their potential.Matuidi insists the Paris Saint-Germain star needs his great personality to become as successful as Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.Mbappe has become one of the best attacking players in the world over the past three years and was nominated for this year’s Ballon d’Or award, having lifted three domestic trophies at club level and the World Cup in Russia, earlier this summer.Matuidi believes the former AS Monaco youngster has the self-confidence and persona to become a true great in the game.FC Barcelona, Valencia CFMatch Preview: Barcelona vs Valencia Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Is derby time in La Liga, as Barcelona welcomes Valencia to the Camp Nou Stadium tonight at 21:00 (CET).“It is his personality. It’s the player he is,” Matuidi told a news conference, according to FourFourTwo.“He is a great player; he is very talented. Every great player has a great personality. I’ve known that with Zlatan. I see that with Cristiano. Messi is also like that.”“Kylian will be a great player. He is already. He is doing big things. It’s good; we need players like him. So, I encourage him to stay like that.”last_img read more

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