SEA Games: PH beats Malaysia on penalties, takes shot at ice hockey gold

first_imgBrace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC PH sports ‘darlings’ take on hosts in women’s volleyball SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief The Philippines’ team competes with Malaysia’s team (black) during Ice Hockey round robin of the 29th Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) in Kuala Lumpur on August 23, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / ADEK BERRYThe Philippines gets a crack at the ice hockey gold medal in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games after staying undefeated in three matches.The Filipinos’ biggest win yet was 2-1 victory over host Malaysia in penalty shootout Wednesday night.ADVERTISEMENT The match went into overtime after a tied game at 7-7. Neither side scored in the extra five minutes, sending the game into a shootout.The Philippines, which has defeated Singapore and Indonesia, will face Thailand for the ice hockey gold on Thursday .FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe sport is being played for the first time in the regional games. UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games View comments PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games LATEST STORIES SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses MOST READlast_img read more

Dodgers honor their past at Old-Timers’ Game

first_imgWorld’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next What ‘missteps’? Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games LATEST STORIES WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage Swoopes thanks mother in emotional induction speech “I think that the fans enjoy it, the alumni and old players enjoy it, and it’s entertaining. For a short period of time — because we can’t play it like we used to. But we try,” said catcher Steve Yeager, who played 14 seasons for the Dodgers and was co-MVP of their 1981 World Series win.“It’s always nice for the fans to get the opportunity to see some of the players that they saw and grew up with around Dodger Stadium,” Yeager said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutLasorda, at 89, was all smiles as he walked around the field, the Hall of Fame manager having recently gotten out of the hospital. Former ace Don Newcombe, now 90, was joined by stars such as Fernando Valenzuela, Tommy Davis, Hershiser, Garvey and Steve Sax.The ballpark opened early for fans to watch their Dodgers favorites at batting practice before they took the field at 5 p.m., before the game between Los Angeles and Cincinnati. Turner, the team’s current third baseman, was on the field to chat with some of the greats. MOST READ 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Former Los Angeles Dodger Steve Sax throws after fielding a ball during batting practice before an old-timers baseball game in Los Angeles. APLOS ANGELES — Tom Lasorda hugged Joe Torre, Steve Garvey visited with Justin Turner and Orel Hershiser flipped a ball to first base behind his back.Old-Timers’ Day at Dodger Stadium spanned the decades Saturday afternoon, bringing names from Brooklyn to Los Angeles to hit, pitch, cheer and reminisce. Plus, after two playful innings on the diamond, no injuries were reported.ADVERTISEMENT The Dodgers noted their historical contributions to equal rights while introducing their alumni — Newcombe, once teammates with Jackie Robinson, was the first black pitcher to win a Cy Young Award, Rookie of the Year and National League MVP. Former outfielder Billy Bean is Major League Baseball’s only living openly gay player.“There are only a handful of organizations left that can look back on their past and be so proud,” said Torre, who managed the Dodgers from 2008-10 and later was enshrined in the Hall of Fame.Torre guided one side of former Dodgers to a 4-0 win in the two-inning frolic.“I think with the Dodgers it’s the tradition to get guys back,” said current Dodgers manager Dave Roberts, before adding, “hopefully in the years coming we continue to get former Dodgers back.” 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 View commentslast_img read more

Moyes interested in West Ham job

first_imgWest Ham United Moyes confirms interest in West Ham job Ryan Benson Last updated 2 years ago 00:52 11/6/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) davidmoyes - cropped Getty Images West Ham United West Ham United v Liverpool Liverpool Premier League Current Hammers manager Slaven Bilic is under pressure and the former Everton and Manchester United boss wants the job should it become available David Moyes made no secret of his desire to become West Ham manager should the club opt to dismiss the under-pressure Slaven Bilic.The Hammers have endured a miserable start to the Premier League campaign, winning just two of their first 11 matches after they were beaten 4-1 by Liverpool on Saturday.West Ham 23/10 to beat Watford Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Their form has been made even more underwhelming by the fact that Bilic received significant backing in the transfer window, with Javier Hernandez, Marko Arnautovic and Joe Hart among the new arrivals.Goal understands the club is ready to move on and appear set to offer Moyes a six-month contract to right the ship. Bilic accepted that he is in a “very difficult” situation after the Liverpool match and Moyes – who has been out of a job since getting relegated with Sunderland last season – is ready swoop in if West Ham decide enough is enough.A disappointing night. pic.twitter.com/UVoZqHbF4Z— West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) November 4, 2017He told beIN SPORTS: “I’ve had no contact with West Ham but I’ve always said I want to go back into club management and if the right opportunity comes around then I’ll be interested.”I’ve been there myself; I know what Slaven is going through at the moment. He must be hating it and wanting to get a result as quickly as he can. If it becomes available yes, but at the moment it’s not available.”Moyes was less enthused about reports linking him with the Scotland job, however, with the Scot preferring to stick to club management.He said: “I don’t know if Scotland is right for me now and, as I have said, my preference is to back into club management.”For me to get back in it means there’s a manager going to have to lose his job and I wouldn’t wish that upon anybody.”last_img read more

NCAA Is Considering A Couple Of Major College Football Rule Changes

first_imga wide shot of the rose bowl gamePASADENA, CA – JANUARY 01: in the 2018 College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual at the Rose Bowl on January 1, 2018 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)The NCAA is reportedly considering changes to a couple of major college football rules this offseason.ESPN reported late on Tuesday night that the NCAA Division I Football Oversight Committee will be considering changes to both the targeting rule and the overtime setup in college football.The group discussed several other aspects of college football and ways to make the sport better moving forward, according to ESPN.From ESPN.com:Todd Berry, executive director of the American Football Coaches Association, talked at length during the meeting about changes the coaches proposed during their own convention earlier this month. The AFCA unanimously supports a model that puts targeting fouls into two separate categories: targeting 1 for hits without malicious intent, and targeting 2 for more egregious hits. Targeting 1 would carry a 15-yard penalty and no ejection or suspension; targeting 2 would result in automatic ejection and possible suspension.Lyons said the way targeting is called on the field and the way it is reviewed in the replay booth are also up for further discussion and review. The committee recommended further study by the football rules committee and football competition committee during their meeting in February.The overtime rules, meanwhile, could also be changed. The discussions on the overtime rules come, in part, due to that crazy Texas A&M-LSU game that went to seven overtimes at the end of the 2018 regular season.As for the overtime rule, Lyons said that is something the oversight committee wants the rules committee to study further in the wake of the seven-overtime game between LSU and Texas A&M this past season.Though only a handful of games went beyond a few overtimes during 2018, Lyons said player safety is at the forefront of any possible tweaks to the overtime format, in which both teams get a possession at the 25-yard line and teams must go for two after touchdowns starting in the third overtime. He reiterated any change would rule out allowing games to end in a tie.College football changing its overtime rules would be somewhat ironic considering what’s been said after the NFL’s conference championship games. Most believe the NFL – not college football – is the league that should have to change its overtime rules in the wake of what’s happened.You can view ESPN’s full update on the potential rule changes here.last_img read more

Province Renews Partnership with Land Protection Organizations

first_imgThe province is renewing its partnership with two organizations to protect thousands of hectares of Nova Scotia land. Minister of Environment Sterling Belliveau and Minister of Natural Resources Charlie Parker are announcing an investment of up to $1.5-million over three years to help protect important lands in Nova Scotia. The announcement today, Saturday, April 21, is in advance of Earth Day on Sunday. Through the partnerships with the Nova Scotia Nature Trust and the Nature Conservancy of Canada, up to $3-million worth of land will be protected. “Government is pleased to provide funding to these important organizations to help them protect natural spaces in Nova Scotia,” said Mr. Belliveau. “These groups are a valued partner in reaching our goal of legally protecting 12 per cent of the province’s lands by 2015.” “The Department of Natural Resources is pleased to work closely with the Department of Environment to map land areas for protection, including areas acquired by these partners in land protection,” said Mr. Parker. “By helping to protect land, these groups are also helping to preserve wildlife habitat and we salute their efforts.” As of Jan. 1, Nova Scotia had protected 8.8 per cent of its land. The province intends to release a proposed protected areas plan for further public review late this year. “Nova Scotians have a tremendous connection to the land and sea, and are eager to see treasured natural areas protected,” said Bonnie Sutherland, executive director, Nova Scotia Nature Trust. “We are pleased the Nova Scotia government recognizes and supports the critical and complementary role of the nature trust and other land trusts in protecting such special places. With today’s announcement, we celebrate a renewed commitment to work together to protect Nova Scotia’s unique and irreplaceable natural legacy.” “The government is quite forward thinking and proactive in the field of public and private land conservation and, as a result, we are pleased to partner with them,” said Linda Stephenson, Atlantic Regional vice-president, Nature Conservancy of Canada. “The conservancy has a rich history of protecting habitat in this province, conserving over 24,500 acres across Nova Scotia since 1971, and we feel this agreement will help us build on our efforts.” For more information on Nova Scotia’s 12 per cent goal, visit www.gov.ns.ca/nse/12percent/ . For more information on Nova Scotia Nature Trust, visit www.nsnt.ca/ . For information of the and Nature Conservancy of Canada, visit www.natureconservancy.ca/en/ .last_img read more

PoK Aksai Chin part of JK will give life for it Shah

first_imgNew Delhi: Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday asserted in Lok Sabha that Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) and Aksai Chin are part of Jammu and Kashmir and said “we are ready to give our lives for it”.Moving a resolution for revoking provisions of Article 370 and the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Bill 2019, Shah also said that there has been a long-standing demand for giving Union Territory status to Ladakh which was fulfilled by the Narendra Modi government. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM'”Kashmir is an integral part of India, there is no doubt about it. When I say Jammu and Kashmir, I include Pakistan Occupied Kashmir and Aksai Chin, both are included in the territorial boundaries of Jammu and Kashmir,” the Home Minister said. “Ladakh including Aksai Chin will be a Union Territory, Both Hill Councils will continue to be active,” he said. Responding to a query whether the new provisions would also include PoK, Shah said, “We will give our lives for it.” Aksai Chin is a vast area in Ladakh which is currently under Chinese occupation. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KShah said the “President has signed a Constitution Order 2019 yesterday, ordering application of all provisions of the Indian Constitution to Jammu and Kashmir, this means Article 35A is removed”. The House also witnessed uproar, with Congress members and Shah involved in a war of words. Congress Leader of the House Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury questioned the legality behind introducing these bills. “You say it is an internal matter. The UN has been monitoring the situation since 1948. Then there is Simla Agreement and Lahore Declaration. Whether this is a bilateral matter or an internal matter….” Chowdhury asked, triggering opposition from treasury benches. Chowdhury later said he needed clarification on the issue. Shah said, “These (legislations on JK) are not only legally right but also constitutionally right”. When some members from opposition benches asked why was the home minister appearing so aggressive, Shah replied, “I am aggressive because you think PoK is not a part of India.” Tewari said if Jammu and Kashmir, Junagadh and Hyderabad are part of India, then it is because of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. To this, Shah said this was an example of discrediting the contribution of Sardar Vallabbhai Patel. “This House has seen very historical decisions, this bill will be written in golden letters,” Shah added. Dismissing opposition charge that introduction of the bill and the resolution were violation of the rights of the people, Shah said nobody can stop us from introducing a resolution on Kashmir in Parliament. The home minister also said the UT of Jammu and Kashmir will have an assembly with a chief minister and MLAs. The government on Monday revoked some provisions of the Article 370 and proposed bifurcation of the state into two union territories, Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh, a bold and far-reaching decision that seeks to redraw the map and future of a region at the centre of a protracted militancy movement. Fulfilling an electoral promise of the BJP less than 90 days after the Modi 2.0 government took power, Shah had announced the decision in the Rajya Sabha, which approved both the resolution and the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation bill. Trying to pick holes in the bills to do away with special provisions given to Jammu and Kashmir, Congress member Manish Tewari said the move is a “constitutional travesty”. He said changing the boundaries of any state without approval of its state legislature is not in the spirit of Parliament. “Without the approval of the Constituent Assembly, you cannot do this. This is a wrong interpretation of the Constitution,” he said, adding that it was perhaps for the first time that a status of a state has been watered down and made into a UT. DMK members T R Baalu and Dayanidhi Maran also questioned the absence of National Conference member and former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Farooq Abdullah from the House.last_img read more

Huawei CFO bail hearing to finish Monday wanted in US for fraud

first_imgVANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) — Huawei’s CFO, wanted on fraud charges in the U.S., will be spending the weekend in jail as the judge’s decision on her bail hearing has been pushed back to Monday.The case is one that could have potentially major implications for Canada’s relationship with China. Meng Wanzhou was arrested last Saturday while in transit at Vancouver’s airport.The company would not say why she faces extradition, but at Meng’s bail hearing Friday, the Crown revealed she is wanted due to an investigation into fraud and violations against U.S. sanctions against Iran.The U.S. is accusing the company of using subsidiary Skycom to do business with Iran, which would bypass sanctions. Meng is accused to have previously insisted the two were separate companies.If she is extradited and convicted, she could face sentences as long as 30 years.If there was any doubt, #MengWanzhou bail hearing will continue into Monday. Her lawyer David Martin says he’ll turn her passports over to police. He’s referencing two witnesses that are available to testify on Monday if judge feels it would be of benefit. #Huawei— Martin MacMahon (@martinmacmahon) December 8, 2018The Crown argues Meng should be denied bail, claiming she is a flight risk.Crown says charge U.S. pursuing against #MengWanzhou is conspiracy to defraud multiple international financial institutions. If convicted, that could lead to a sentence as long as 30 years. #Huawei— Martin MacMahon (@martinmacmahon) December 7, 2018But, if released on bail, Meng’s lawyer insists his client will not leave the country, noting her husband is here and her daughter could be transferred to school here (presumably somewhere in the Vancouver area).Her lawyer claimed breaking the court order would embarrass China and humiliate her father, given the company’s prominence as a global brand.He also outlined the Byzantine structure and what he called a constantly changing nature of U.S. sanctions against Iran.The judge has lifted a publication ban that was in place at Meng’s request thanks to a lawyer representing several media outlets.Martin argues “you can rely on her personal dignity,” in arguing for his client #MengWanzhou to get bail. Says she would not breach a court order because it would humiliate her father and embarrass China. Now referencing how important “face” is in China. #Huawei— Martin MacMahon (@martinmacmahon) December 7, 2018RELATED: Canada’s envoy to Beijing briefs China on arrest of Huawei executive: FreelandChinese officials have expressed concern about the arrest, with the Chinese Embassy in Ottawa calling it as a serious violation of human rights, while Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang has said Canadian officials should reveal their reasoning for the arrest.Huawei issued a statement in China Saturday saying it has “every confidence that the Canadian and U.S. legal systems will reach the right conclusion” over her arrest.Huawei is the most prestigious tech company in China and was founded by Meng’s father, Ren Zhengfei.The company has said it is not aware of any wrongdoing by Meng. – With files from the Canadian Presslast_img read more

Air Transat says March 9 emergency landing was caused by faulty smoke

first_imgThe Canadian Press MONTREAL — Air Transat says the emergency landing of one of its planes in New Jersey last weekend was caused by a faulty smoke detector.Flight TS942 was travelling from Montreal to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Saturday when it was forced to land in Newark due to reports of smoke in the cargo hold.A passenger on the plane described feeling scared as she and her fellow travellers were told to crouch forward and put their heads down to prepare for an emergency landing.The plane landed smoothly and the 189 passengers were evacuated from the plane using slides. The airport briefly closed both its runways due to the incident.Air Transat spokeswoman Debbie Cabana says a subsequent inspection found there was no smoke or fire. It determined the alarm had been set off due to an issue with the detection system inside the cargo hold.She says the passengers were all given a $200 travel credit to compensate them for the delay.last_img read more

Both sides in Quebec ABI smelter lockout agree to resume negotiations minister

first_imgMONTREAL – Management at the ABI aluminum smelter in Becancour, Que., agreed on Friday to restart negotiations with its 1,030 locked-out employees.The announcement was made by Quebec Labour Minister Dominique Vien, who told reporters she had “satisfactory” meetings with both sides at her office in Quebec City.“Very good meetings, we are very satisfied,” she said. “Both sides are aware of the economic issues and they are ready to sit down again.”Management at the ABI smelter locked out its employees on Jan. 11. The smelter is 75 per cent owned by Pittsburgh-based Alcoa Corp. and 25 per cent by Montreal-headquartered Rio Tinto Alcan Inc.A mediator is expected to contact both sides and schedule a meeting, Vien said, adding the dispute is between a private company and its employees and the government can’t interfere.She said, however, that she asked both sides to choose representatives who are competent to negotiate and who have a mandate to reach a deal.The union said Friday it has never stopped wanting to negotiate.Alain Croteau, head of the Quebec section of the United Steelworkers, said “we have been waiting for a call for one month.”Local union president Clement Masse said “as soon as the employer says they are ready to return to the negotiating tale, we will return.”Masse said he’s ready to work on the company’s offer but he won’t submit the same one that was recently rejected by 80 per cent of his members.last_img read more

Husky faces charges from 2016 oil spill into North Saskatchewan River

first_imgThe charges result from the spill of 225,000 litres of diluted heavy oil from a Husky pipeline near Maidstone in west central Saskatchewan.About 40 per cent of the leaked crude made it into the waterway, forcing communities downstream to shut off a main source of drinking water for almost two months.Husky was permitted to restart the pipeline in October after repairs to the line were tested and inspected. The company said the pipeline buckled and leaked because of ground movement. CALGARY, A.B. — Husky Energy Inc. is facing provincial charges carrying a maximum $1-million fine resulting from a pipeline leak that fouled the North Saskatchewan River in July 2016.The Saskatchewan government says Calgary-based Husky is to appear in Lloydminster, Sask., provincial court on Thursday to face one charge of unlawfully permitting the discharge of a substance that caused an adverse environmental effect.In a statement, it says Husky will also face federal environmental charges, with those details to be announced later this week.last_img read more

UNESCO chief warns crucial yet fragile linguistic heritage in danger

21 February 2012Language is a key ally in the fight against discrimination, the head of the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) said today, warning that the world’s linguistic diversity was nevertheless a “fragile heritage” at risk of being lost. Language is a key ally in the fight against discrimination, the head of the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) said today, warning that the world’s linguistic diversity was nevertheless a “fragile heritage” at risk of being lost. In her message commemorating the thirteenth edition of International Mother Language Day, UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova underscored the importance of language preservation in safeguarding the world’s cultural heritage and promoting creative diversity.“Linguistic diversity is our common heritage. It is a fragile heritage,” stated Ms. Bokova. “Language loss impoverishes humanity. It is a retreat in the defence of everyone’s rights to be heard, to learn and to communicate.” Noting that over 50 per cent of the estimated 6,700 spoken languages worldwide are in danger of disappearing by the end of the century, Ms. Bokova added that languages “are who we are; by protecting them, we protect ourselves.” International Mother Language Day has been observed every year since 2000 to promote linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism. The date commemorates the day in 1952 when Bangladeshi students in what was then East Pakistan demonstrating for recognition of their language, Bangla, were shot and killed by police.Ms. Bokova also pointed out that allowing excluded population groups, such as indigenous peoples, to learn their mother tongues in the classroom from an early age would promote equality and social inclusion. “Cultural diversity is as important as biological diversity in nature,” Ms. Bokova noted. “The vitality of languages depends on all those who speak them and rally round to protect them.” Adding to the celebrations, a 30-minute short film narrated by Academy Award-winning actor William Hurt was screened at the UN headquarters in New York on Tuesday.The film, entitled Languages Lost and Found: Speaking & Whistling the Mamma Tongue, explores diverse linguistic and cultural practices from around the world, pointing out how quickly some languages are disappearing while introducing the native tongue as a crucial vehicle for maintaining culture. read more

Over 140 complaints filed against local media outlets

The report stated that four English language and two Sinhala language newspapers however did not co-operate with the PCCSL, which is a voluntary self-regulatory body of the newspaper industry having the support of the Newspaper Society, Editors’ Guild, Free Media Movement, Working Journalists Association and four other media organizations including a trade union. They are the Federation of Media Employees Trade Union, Sri Lanka Muslim Media Forum, Sri Lanka Tamil Media Alliance and the South Asian Free Media Association – Sri Lanka Chapter. Siri Ranasinghe, Editor of the Lankadeepa, N. M. Ameen, Editor of the Nawamani newspaper and Mohanlal Piyadasa, Chief Sub Editor of the Deshaya were re-elected by the general membership of the PCCSL at the AGM to the Board of Directors of the PCCSL.The other members of the Board of Directors representing separate media organizations are Kumar Nadesan (Chairman, nominated by SLPI), Sinha Ratnatunga ((Deputy Chairman, nominated by TEGOSL), Manik de Silva (nominated by the SLPI), Nimal Welgama (nominated by the NSSL), B. M. Murshideen (nominated by FMM) and Duminda Sampath (nominated by SLWJA). (Colombo Gazette) The CEO’s report said that the PCCSL’s autonomous Dispute Resolution Council headed by former Secretary General of Parliament Mr. Nihal Senviatne met bi-monthly to inquire into complaints that required their attention.The report also stated that workshops were conducted for most newspapers in their Newsrooms while training for provincial journalists on ethical reporting and for government officials and the public on the Editors’ Code were conducted in Colombo, Jaffna and Galle. The Press Complaints Commission of Sri Lanka (PCCSL) received 142 complaints last year. Of the 142 complaints, 85 complaints were valid complaints falling within the purview of the PCCSL mechanism with the Editors publishing a ‘Right of Readers’ for 38 of them, Chief Executive Officer of the PCCSL said in his annual report for 2015.CEO Sukumar Rockwood said that the Sinhala press which comprises 43 per cent of the country’s newspapers attracted a majority of the complaints. He said that the Commission received the fullest co-operation from editors to resolve these complaints amicably and swiftly. He said that as many as 278 complaints were resolved directly by editors providing a ‘Right of Readers’ to the aggrieved parties. read more

TV newspapers magazines the top info sources for Canadian investors BMO

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TV, newspapers, magazines the top info sources for Canadian investors: BMO by The Canadian Press Posted Aug 23, 2013 8:00 am MDT TORONTO – Traditional media such as TV, newspapers and magazines remain the main sources of information and advice about investments, according to a new study.A Canadian online survey of about 1,000 adults found 57 per cent indicated traditional media as their prime source of investment information.The Pollara survey was sponsored and published Friday by Bank of Montreal (TSX:BMO).TV news and business news shows were favoured by 36 per cent of the respondents.Printed newspapers and magazines were the choice of 30 per cent, while online editions of such publications got the nod from about 24 per cent and radio was the choice of 12 per cent.Pollara found the social media source with the biggest support was Facebook, at nine per cent, followed by blogs, mobile investing apps, Twitter and LinkedIn.The survey of 1,020 Canadians aged 18 or older was conducted between July 26 and 30. read more

Insurer Sun Life Financial reports Q3 loss on sale of US annuity

by The Canadian Press Posted Nov 6, 2013 3:43 pm MDT TORONTO – Sun Life Financial Inc. (TSX:SLF) reported a loss Wednesday totalling $520 million in its latest quarter as it wrote down and closed the sale of its U.S. annuity business.The insurer said the loss amounted to 84 cents per diluted share and compared with a profit of $383 million, or 64 cents per share, a year ago.Included in the results was a $674-million loss on the sale of the U.S. annuity business and another $230 million due to assumption changes and management actions related to the deal.Excluding that business, the insurer said it earned an operating net profit from continuing operations of $422 million or 69 cents per diluted share for the quarter, compared with $459 million or 77 cents per share a year ago.The average analyst estimate compiled by Thomson Reuters had been for an adjusted profit of 64 cents per share.“Sun Life’s results were driven by strong underlying performance across our four strategic growth pillars,” president and chief executive Dean Connor said in a statement.“We generated another strong quarter of sales growth, with wealth sales up 25 per cent, insurance sales up six per cent and continued growth in value of new business. We also benefited from favourable market conditions.”The gains were offset by the impact of Sun Life’s annual review of actuarial assumptions and management actions.In Canada, Sun Life earned $229 million for the quarter compared with $237 million a year ago.Sun Life U.S. lost $765 million for the quarter compared with a profit of $18 million due the sale of the annuity business. Excluding the sale, the U.S. operations reported a profit from continuing operations of $79 million, the same as a year ago.MFS Investment management, Sun Life’s wealth management business, earned $61 million, up from $46 million a year ago, while Sun Life Asia earned $11 million compared with $35 million in the third quarter of 2012.Sun Life sold its volatile variable annuity life insurance unit for US$1.35 billion to Delaware Life Holdings earlier this year.The U.S. annuity business has faced challenges in recent years due to low interest rates, volatile stock markets and an increase in the capital required by regulators. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Insurer Sun Life Financial reports Q3 loss on sale of U.S. annuity business read more

Grandmother has ink tattooed on her eyeballs to act as sunglasses in

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. “But once headlights hit me, I really couldn’t see.”Ms Liscombe, of Swansea, had previously had laser eye surgery to treat glaucoma – a build-up of pressure in the eye that can cause permanent sight loss or damage.She then experienced unusual side effects from the surgery which resulted in her eyes becoming highly sensitive to light. But Ms Liscombe’s vision has been restored – and she says it has changed her life.She added: “Once the dressing came off and my pupil dilated again, it was instant. It was gone straight away. Mr Saldanha truly is a marvellous man – he’s amazing.”Consultant Mario Saldanha said the problem was caused by light entering Ms Liscombe’s eyes.He used a tiny scalpel to put in a layer of tattoo ink – and the operation was a success.Dr Saldanha said: “For Mrs Liscombe, we used a tiny, precise scalpel to create a pocket in the centre of the cornea over where she had the laser.”We then put in a layer of tattoo ink and closed the pocket.”It’s like having a filter in the clear window of her eye but without affecting the coloured part, and retaining the artificial opening. It worked instantly.” eyeball A grandmother has had ink tattooed onto her eyeballs to act as sunglasses to protect her sensitive vision.Mandy Liscombe, 63, had the pioneering NHS treatment to have the ink put into both her eyes after being plagued with eye problems for five years.Doctors told her to try wearing coloured glasses and contact lenses – but Mandy found that nothing was working.So she finally underwent pioneering treatment to have tattoo ink injected onto the corneas of her eyes.Ms Liscombe now has a pair of shades inside her eyes following the procedure at Singleton hospital in Swansea, South Wales.She said: “I became extremely light-sensitive. It affected me when I was watching TV or when I was in the theatre or cinema.”Sometimes I felt it wasn’t safe to drive in the dark. I drive early in the morning to go to work and I drive the grandchildren. read more

Apple chercherait à se passer de Samsung

first_imgApple chercherait à se passer de SamsungEn conflit avec la marque sud-coréenne pour des histoires de violation de brevets sur ses smartphones, Apple continue pourtant d’avoir recours à Samsung notamment pour les processeurs de son iPad 2. Selon les rumeurs, la marque aurait néanmoins fait appel à un autre fournisseur.C’est une drôle d’histoire qui lie Apple à Samsung. La marque à la pomme et le constructeur asiatique se livrent ainsi bataille pour des violations de brevets sur les smartphones mais continuent paradoxalement de travailler ensemble. C’est en effet Samsung qui fournit 100% des processeurs des tablettes tactiles et des smartphones. Mais Apple semble avoir trouvé le moyen de s’en passer, annonce Reuters, relayé par L’Expansion.À lire aussiSurface Pro 3 vs MacBook Air : Microsoft attaque Apple, mais qui est le meilleur ?En effet, Apple testerait en ce moment même un nouveau fournisseur taïwanais, TSMC, pour les processeurs de ses futurs appareils. Si selon les analystes, il est trop tard pour transférer l’intégralité de l’approvisionnement d’Apple à TSMC, numéro 1 mondial des fournisseurs de puces, les futurs modèles de la marque devraient bien être équipés de ces processeurs taïwanais.Néanmoins, selon les estimations évoquées, Samsung devrait gérer encore 70-80 % de la production des puces destinées à Apple et TSMC devrait récupérer les 20-30 % restants, comme l’explique Numerama.com. Le divorce technique entre les deux marques ne semble donc pas être pour tout de suite. Le 20 juillet 2011 à 12:35 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Les Vikings étaient capables de naviguer la nuit grâce à cet étrange

first_imgLes Vikings étaient capables de naviguer la nuit grâce à cet étrange disqueSelon une nouvelle étude, les Vikings utilisaient un disque appelé Uunartoq couplé à la pierre de soleil pour s’orienter en mer durant la nuit.  L’histoire se souvient des Vikings comme de redoutables pilleurs sans le moindre scrupule. Cette sinistre réputation, cultivée au cours des siècles, semble avoir pris petit à petit le pas sur la véritable nature de ce peuple marin aux facultés de navigation exceptionnelles. Les Vikings étaient en effet capables de traverser tout l’Atlantique du Nord le long d’une ligne presque droite. Pour réaliser un tel exploit, ils s’aidaient d’instruments certes primitifs mais remarquables leur permettant de s’orienter.

 L’un de ces instruments, connu sous le nom de disque Uunartoq, est un petit rond en bois. L’objet a été retrouvé en 1948 lors de fouilles dans un couvent situé au Sud-Ouest du Groenland. Bien que seule la moitié de l’objet ait été retrouvée, les chercheurs le décrivent comme une sorte de roue dentée d’environ 7 centimètres de diamètre. Dès sa découverte, le disque Uunartoq a créé un débat, opposant deux courants de pensées différents quant à sa nature. Certains chercheurs voyaient effectivement en cet objet une simple fonction décorative. D’autres, au contraire, présumaient déjà son importance dans la navigation allant jusqu’à invoquer le rôle crucial joué par l’instrument lors de la traversée historique de 2500 kilomètres, depuis la Norvège jusqu’au Groenland.Utile pour la navigation À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Une équipe d’archéologues de l’université Loránd Eötvösen, en Hongrie, s’est récemment repenchée sur ce mystère. Leur étude a consisté à examiner et analyser le disque Uunartoq avec les outils de recherche actuels afin de proposer une interprétation plus juste. Les résultats, publiés dans la revue Proceedings of the Royal Society A, confirme l’usage de l’objet dans la navigation. Selon les chercheurs le disque Uunartoq a certainement été utilisé non pas de manière indépendante mais combiné avec d’autres instruments. L’objet en bois permettait aux marins d’utiliser la pierre de soleil pour s’orienter même lorsque le soleil était bas dans le ciel, voire en dessous de l’horizon. De cette manière, la navigation était possible au-delà du coucher du soleil, en s’appuyant sur les lueurs du crépuscules pouvant durer toute la nuit à ces hautes latitudes.(Crédit photo : Proceedings of the Royal Society A)Le 30 mars 2014 à 09:42 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Vancouvers food carts growing up — slowly

first_imgSlowly but surely, Vancouver is evolving into a food-cart destination that could one day rival the thriving culture of Portland – but with an emphasis on the “slowly” part.The past decade has seen many new carts hit the streets, but the measured pace of progress has been a source of occasional frustration for some of Vancouver’s food-cart operators, and a handful of recent closures has led to concerns that the momentum may have stalled.“Where have all the food carts gone?” asks Kurt Müller, who operates Black Dog Hot Dogs at the corner of Franklin and 13th streets, as well as a couple of other spots downtown. “I don’t see any new ones really coming in.”Most of them are still around, and a few vendors have recently set up shop. But there have been some notable closures, and the loss of even a few carts is acutely felt — there are still around 20 vendors in Clark County overall, according to a Visit Vancouver USA list.“I think (food-cart growth) has kind of plateaued,” says Steve Valenta, owner of The Mighty Bowl restaurant. “I’m surprised they’re not taking off more.”last_img read more

Migratory Birds Start To Arrive As Winter

first_imgBy Madiba SinghatehThis is that time of the year when migratory birds journey from the Northern parts of Europe to escape the hostile winter season, to the deep south in Africa and other parts of the world, south of the Mediterranean.According to researchers, various numbers of species of birds, migrate to the deep-south, but that some areas south of Europe, receive these flying feathered guests in higher proportions, than others.According to the research, the two primary source of their travel is food and nesting place. As winter approaches and the availability insects and other sources of food drop, birds move to the southern hemisphere where they can get food and nest. Escaping the hash cold weather is a motivating factor but many bird species including hummingbirds, can withstand freezing temperatures as long as an adequate supply of food is available to them. Sedentary birds on the other hand, do not migrate.The most famous long distance migrant birds are termed as ‘regular migrants’ such as swallows which breed in Europe and spend the winter in Africa.It’s stated that even blackbirds could be winter visitors from Eastern Europe, to less cooler places in southern Europe.The most striking evidence that birds were migrating came in 1822 when a Germany hunter shot down a white stork with a curious appendage of an arrow impaled through its neck. The arrow was from central Africa, leading naturalists conclude that the stork had travelled thousands of miles. In 1906 bird-watchers started putting rings on the legs of white storks and began learning where they wintered in sub-Saharan Africa.Scientists and bird-watchers have uncovered the migrations of thousands of avian species. Nearly half of known bird species are migratory, moving from one habitat to another, with the change of seasons and their migration routes have emerged after years of adaptation. Some researchers speculate that migration arose when birds in the tropics expanded their ranges into temperate habitats. Another view is that many species originated in temperate zones and evolved to spend the colder part of the year in the tropics.Wildlife conservationist Kawsu Jammeh of the Gambia Parks and Wildlife Conservation Office, said migratory birds fly from Europe to Africa and Asia, between the three regions through the East Atlantic flyway and the Gambia is located in North West Africa in what is called the up welling marine eco region that harbours lots of underground water; that because of the underground water that exists in West Africa, makes the area rich in fish diversity and creates fishmeal abundance for migratory birds that depend on fish, to come to the Gambia, Senegal and other West African countries; that some birds spend lots of time wintering in the Gambia, as some even stay to make a new home.Jammeh said another reason for the migration of birds is because they are the real global citizens and they move to a series of wetlands along the East Atlantic coast, from Europe, to Morocco, Guinea Conakry, Central and Eastern Africa, for food and to breed.Mr. Jammeh said catching some of these birds depend on national and international laws, but that there are national game hunting Laws which is part of conservation; that in the Gambia, they have species that are not protected by Law because they are considered pests that destroy crops; that there is need for their population to be reduced but not to disappear. He said they have Laws that allow game hunting.Badala Park Bird Watchers Concerned about ‘Migratory Birds’Yankuba Jammeh said the problems these birds encounter during migration is illegal hunting or those killing them for sport; that there are two types of bird hunting the regulated and the unregulated; that game hunters are given licences and are regulated and based on this study, they know those that are endangered; that in the Gambia, species such as storks are eaten by locals.The bird watcher also indicated that they have what they called rare species but they come in every five or seven years; that some species come from as far as North America.Senegambia Bird Watchers Also Express ConcernKaramba Touray and his team of bird watchers said that birds like Osprey, Caspian terns, and the Peregrine Falcon are migrant birds that visit the country regularly, but complained of the degradation of the country’s natural forest cover where they are losing their habitats; that a place like the Tujereng Woodland has almost gone disappeared; that this is the place where falcons nest; that even tourist complain of seeing the same birds every year, but are disappointed that there are dwindling, due deforestation, caused by urbanization.last_img read more

Monday Update Crews Gain Ground On Swan Lake Fire

first_imgFire crews are mopping-up and clearing brush and debris near the containment lines in the southern portions of the fire. Hot spots are extinguished up to 300 feet into the burn. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Firefighters made exceptional strides over the weekend in moving toward completing fire suppression objectives and the fire is now 72 percent complete. There was no forward movement of the fire and acreage decreased by 185 acres due to more accurate mapping, according to the Incident Command Team.The fire is roughly 102,027 acres with 315 crew members on staff and remains at 5.5 miles from Sterling. Crews spent a majority of Sunday doing mop-up or extinguishing hot spots in the Upper Jean Lake area. Smith: “Smoke could build up depending on the wind direction, it could head up towards Anchorage, but more than likely it will head towards Cooper Landing.” Operations Sections Chief Hans Smith: “It’s been watched pretty heavily over the last 4-5 weeks, and right now it’s what we call in a ‘monitor control status’ we are not doing a lot of work on it. There is a lot of fire out in the mountains, it’s not necessarily moving around, but it’s in terrain that is fairly inaccessible.” center_img Much of the fire area is unstaffed; aircraft will closely monitor the fire for hot spots, but minimal fire growth is expected.Cooper Landing could see smoke in the area this morning and sections of Sterling Highway may be impacted with smoke. Later in the day winds are expected to shift southwest and may clear the air along the highway and Cooper Landing. For smoke forecasts from Alaska wildfires, visit UAFSMOKE at http://smoke.alaska.edu.last_img read more