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World Cup 2018: France hope luck won’t be needed to get past Peru

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first_imgFrance was one of only two teams ranked in FIFA’s top seven to win its opening match. The other was Belgium.A win Thursday night against Peru at the Yekaterinburg Arena would put France in position to wrap up a second consecutive appearance in the round of 16.The pre-tournament favorites at this World Cup have struggled so far. France is no exception – but at least it has a win.Les Bleus, who are seventh in the FIFA world rankings, got past Australia 2-1 in their opener despite a mostly lackluster effort from their trio of elite strikers.2018 FIFA WORLD CUP: FULL COVERAGEFrance benefited from some good fortune. Its first goal came after a penalty called with the aid of video review. Then it scored again on a fluky goal that was found by goal-line technology to have crossed the line and was later determined to have been last touched by an Australian player.The Peruvians held a 17-10 advantage in shots on goal but failed to capitalize on their chances during a 1-0 loss to Denmark . Peru’s task could be even harder against Group C favorite France, which it will be facing for the first time in World Cup play.The only previous meeting between the teams was a 1982 friendly that Peru won 1-0.TROUBLED TRIOFrance’s top attackers – Kylian Mbappe, Antoine Griezmann and Ousmane Dembele – were underwhelming against Australia.France outshot its opponent 12-6. Griezmann had five of those attempts, Mbappe had one and Dembele played 70 minutes without a shot on goal. Griezmann’s goal came after a penalty, the byproduct of a video assistant referee review of a foul on the sideline.advertisementThe other goal was initially credited to Paul Pogba before a panel of former coaches and players determined it actually came off a touch by Australia’s Aziz Behich.France can’t count on such good fortune against a disciplined Peru defense, and coach Didier Deschamps didn’t rule out tweaking his lineup.”I will have 11 (players) against Peru,” Deschamps said. “It may be the same, it may be different ones, but those three attacking players played as they should play. I have a good group. Each of them has his say among the 23 players.”GUERRERO WATCHOne of the key questions for Peru will be how coach Ricardo Gareca uses the country’s all-time leading scorer, Paolo Guerrero.FIFA WORLD CUP: FIXTURES | POINTS TABLEAfter having a doping ban lifted just before the start of the tournament, the 34-year-old striker came on as a substitute against Denmark and played well in about 30 minutes of action. He almost scored twice, the last time using his unique skill set to nearly create what would have been an equalizing goal.It’s the kind of effort that could prompt Gareca to return Guerrero to a starting role for this match, which will determine whether Peru has a chance of advancing to the second round for the first time since 1978.FAN ADVANTAGEPeru brought one of the largest contingents of fans to Russia. Tens of thousands are following the Incas during their first World Cup appearance in 36 years.They were loud throughout Peru’s opener at Mordovia Arena in Saransk, at times drowning out their Danish counterparts.That support could be a factor in trying to rattle France’s stars. Deschamps said the fans reminded him of Colombia’s supporters during friendly in Paris that Colombia won 3-2.”Thirty thousand Peruvians came to Moscow, so they are very excited and enthusiastic,” Deschamps said. “We played Colombia in March and we saw that they are not only aggressive, but they have very good players.”(With inputs from AP)last_img read more

Raheem Sterling has kicked up a storm but as ever the outrage will pass

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first_imgShare on Twitter Sportblog Share on WhatsApp Raheem Sterling Chelsea and police investigate claims of racist abuse aimed at Raheem Sterling Share on Messenger That is what Sterling picked up on in his post. Two footballers, his Manchester City teammates Tosin Adarabioyo and Phil Foden, have bought expensive properties at a relatively young age but, while one is portrayed as the nice kid next door doing something for his mum, the other is made out to be greedy and thick. You don’t have to be a genius, or indeed have seen Sterling’s post, to figure out which is which.Sterling has, of course, experienced this first-hand – the stories about his expensive sink and his easyJet flight, lazy tabloid tales told by lazy tabloid journalists, painting him out to be a villain, the black kid riding around in a hoodie ready to knife you and your family at any given moment – and he’s finally had enough. What is alleged to have happened to him during City’s 2-0 defeat by Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Saturday has tipped this usually quiet, shy young man over the edge, which in itself speaks volumes.So yes, we have a race problem in this country and it’s nice to see so many people acknowledge that. Especially all the white middle‑class men who work in the national, mainstream media who simply couldn’t wait to get on Twitter on Sunday and tell the world how they feel Sterling’s pain and how it’s time to ease not only that pain but the pain of all young black people in this country. Yet how much do you want to bet that, come Monday morning, this will all be forgotten by those same people? They’ll move on to the next story, feeling they’ve done their bit, while in truth they have done nothing at all.Because that’s what race is to the national, mainstream media in this country – a story for today. It’s not something they actually want to tackle or rectify. And why would they when practically all the people in power – the CEOs, the editors, the main broadcasters and main writers – are all white? They make the decisions and, ultimately, they look after themselves. Share on Pinterest Topics Raheem Sterling accuses media of ‘fuelling racism’ after alleged abuse Read more Stan Collymore Read more But that’s what always happens – the double standards and hypocrisy get swept under the carpet because nobody in this country, and in the media especially, actually wants to tackle race in this country. Everyone’s speaking about it now because one of our most famous, and brilliant, footballers has raised the issue, but it will soon be forgotten. If not tomorrow then certainly in the days and weeks that follow.So thank you to all the white, middle-class media personalities in this country for showing you care. But until you actually turn your words into actions and get more BAME people into your organisations to make sure BAME coverage is fairer, kinder and more balanced, I don’t want to know. And, judging by his Instagram post, I’m pretty sure Raheem Sterling feels the same way.Stan Collymore is a former Liverpool, Aston Villa and England forward who currently works as a broadcaster for Russian state television channel RT Newspapers Share on LinkedIn comment Share via Email Black people are allowed in but only if they play certain roles. Hence why you see jovial types such as Ian Wright and Chris Kamara go far, or safe, nice types like Jermaine Jenas and Alex Scott do the same. They are the acceptable faces of black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) representation in this country’s media, a minority within a minority, so is it any wonder that the coverage of BAME sportspeople, and young black footballers especially, is so skewed and harmful?I’ve made this point countless times on Twitter and, more often than not, been told to stop playing the race card. This has come from people who have no idea, or chose to ignore, the fact I am qualified to speak on this topic, partly because of my upbringing – someone who was raised by a white mother and had only white friends but was made to feel an outcast because of my negro features – and partly because I have been there both as a footballer and as a broadcaster. I, too, bought my mum a council house when I could afford to do so and have also seen my career after retiring as a player suffer as a consequence of my outspoken nature.As far as the British media are concerned, someone who looks like me is not allowed to talk like me. I’m dangerous, not to be trusted and tolerated. Of course it’s OK for Roy Keane to be outspoken and controversial. If anything, he’s not controversial enough. But me – no, it’s not accepted. Hence me finding myself off screens and radios in my own country and having to work instead in Russia.Some people will call me paranoid or outright wrong but I’m not and I have recent proof of this. In June I did an interview with the Guardian in which I made similar points to those I’m making here – calling out racist attitudes in the media. Did anyone in the media pay attention, show sympathy or an appetite to change things? Of course they didn’t. Instead the whole thing was reduced to a “war of words” between Stan Collymore and Ian Wright, and of course “Wrighty” won because everyone loves “Wrighty”. He’s the guy with the cheeky grin and infectious laugh, while I’m the big, bad black man that’s not to be trusted. All of which ignores the fact Ian works for the Sun, a newspaper which has done as much as any other to vilify Sterling. Share on Facebook Race Reuse this content With one early-morning Instagram post Raheem Sterling has got everyone talking about racism. Racism in football, racism in the media, racism in society as a whole and from certain high-up quarters the response has been to show sympathy and support for Sterling and call for change. But here’s the thing: nothing will change. It never does when it comes to racism in this country.Britain now is as it was in the 1970s, when I was growing up in Cannock, a mixed-raced child within a community that was, and remains, 99.9% white. In this post-Brexit vote environment, people again feel free to be openly racist, saying and writing the types of things that vilify certain sections of society for no other reason than the way they look. There’s a blame culture at play and, more often than not, it’s black and Asian people who get the blame. Read more Sign up to the Media Briefing: news for the news-makerslast_img read more

Big Ten Fines Michigan For Jim Harbaugh’s Post-Game Comments

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first_imgJim Harbaugh answers questions after the Ohio State loss.ESPN.Jim Harbaugh has been punished.The Big Ten issued punishment for Jim Harbaugh and Michigan today, regarding the head coach’s post-game criticism of the officiating in the Wolverines’ loss at Ohio State.Michigan has been fined $10K and Harbaugh has been publicly reprimanded for violating the Big Ten Sportsmanship Policy, per the Big Ten.Harbaugh said he was “bitterly disappointed” with the officiating in Michigan’s 30-27 double-overtime loss to the Buckeyes.Harbaugh “bitterly disappointed with the officiating ” pic.twitter.com/dAfSeulW6A— angelique (@chengelis) November 26, 2016The Big Ten released the following statement about the punishment.Just in: #B1G reprimands Jim Harbaugh for violating the Big Ten Sportsmanship Policy, fines school $10,000. pic.twitter.com/F8UlnbyJNb— Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) November 28, 2016Michigan, at 10-2, now awaits its College Football Playoff/bowl game status.last_img read more

Lyon prepare new Fekir contract

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first_imgLyon will look to reopen contract negotiations with Nabil Fekir if he fails to find a new home, according to club president Jean-Michel Aulas.France international Fekir remains in limbo after entering the final year of his deal with the Ligue 1 club.Liverpool appear to have cooled their interest after going close to completing a transfer 12 months ago, while links to Arsenal have come to nothing due to their inability to move Mesut Ozil on. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare La Liga outfit Real Betis are now rumoured to be considering the 25-year-old as a possible replacement for Giovani Lo Celso, who is reportedly closing on a move to Tottenham.Aulas has previously declared his willingness to cash in but hopes club captain Fekir is left without a suitable destination.”Nabil has entered the final year of his contract so there may be a temptation for [interested] clubs to let the situation drag on,” Aulas told RMC Sport.”We’re strong enough economically to wait.”It would be very good news if he doesn’t find a club of a suitable size, since we would then enter negotiations [about a new contract].” Fekir won the World Cup with France last year and has scored 36 Ligue 1 goals across the past three seasons.Aulas promised not to put up any roadblocks if a bid reflecting his value is received.”With Nabil and the players who preceded him, I have always respected their deepest wish,” Aulas said.”He says that he wants to leave but maybe he will stay, and at that point we will try to agree an extension.”Sometimes unfair things happen in football and sometimes the conditions for a transfer are not met.”Nabil deserves a club to match his level and if he does not find it we will be very happy to try to extend his contract].”Lyon finished third in Ligue 1 last season, 19 points behind champions Paris Saint-Germainlast_img read more

Even China knows Narendra Modi’s chest is four, not chhappan inch: Rahul Gandhi

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first_imgEven China knows Narendra Modi’s chest is four, not chhappan inch: Rahul GandhiChina jaan gaya ki iski chappan inch ki nahi chaar inch ki chaati hai (China has discovered that Modi is not as brave as he says he is), Rahul Gandhi said as he continued his attack on the Narendra Modi governmentadvertisement India Today Web Desk New DelhiFebruary 7, 2019UPDATED: February 7, 2019 16:32 IST Rahul Gandhi was addressing the Congress’s party minority wing’s national convention in New Delhi (Photo: India Today/Pankaj)The Bharatiya Janata Party thinks it is above the nation but in three months the party will understand that the nation is above them, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi said today as he brought up the 2017 India-China standoff to say that even Beijing knows that PM Modi is not as brave as he says he is.”The fear [of losing the upcoming general election] is visible on PM Narnedra Modi’s face,” Rahul Gandhi, who was addressing the Congress’s minority wing’s national convention, said.Sporting a new copper-brown jacket, Rahul Gandhi said that RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat is the real controlling authority behind the government. “Narendra Modi chehra hai aur RSS ke boss Mohan Bhagwat remote control,” Rahul Gandhi said (Narendra Modi is the face of the government but RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat is the one controlling it).”Teen mahine mein desh inko bata dega ki desh upar hai aur yeh log neeche,” Rahul Gandhi said (In three months, the country will show the BJP its place).Rahul Gandhi also raked up 2017’s Doklam standoff. “China jaan gaya ki iski chappan inch ki nahi chaar inch ki chaati hai.” (China discovered that Modi is not as brave as he says he is.)The Doklam standoff was an over two-month confrontation between the Indian and Chinese armies. There was no violence, but soldiers from both the militaries literally stared down each other for more than two months as diplomats furiously worked behind the scene to resolve the conflict.#WATCH Rahul Gandhi: I challenge the BJP, let Narendra Modi ji debate with me for 10 minutes on stage. He is scared, he is a ‘darpok’ person. pic.twitter.com/tjr1qkPI5ladvertisementANI (@ANI) February 7, 2019Speaking at the Congress’s event today, Rahul Gandhi called PM Modi “darpok” (coward) and once again challenged the prime minister to a ten-minute debate on stage.READ | The secret behind Sushri in Mayawati’s Twitter handleREAD | BSP-SP has failed to win these 11 seats in UP in last four Lok Sabha pollsMUST READ | The power of PriyankaSPECIAL | Evolution of Rahul Gandhi, from political novice to primary challengerWATCH | Mood of the Nation poll: India heading for a fractured mandateGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byDev Goswamilast_img read more

Trans Pacific’s LNG Newbuild Officially Named

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first_imgPress Release, September 08, 2014; Image: NYK zoom A new LNG vessel ordered by Trans Pacific Shipping Ltd., a joint venture company comprising Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK), Chubu Electric Power Co. Inc., and the Mitsubishi Corporation, was named on September 5 at the Nagasaki Shipyard & Machinery Works of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd.At the ceremony, Toshio Mita, chairman of Chubu Electric Power, named the ship Seishu Maru, and his wife cut the ceremonial rope holding the vessel in place. NYK chairman Koji Miyahara was also in attendance.The vessel’s name is derived from the old name for the north and central parts of Mie prefecture, where Chubu Electric Power’s LNG terminals are located.After delivery, Seishu Maru will be shared by NYK, MC, and Chubu Electric Power, and used to transport LNG for Australia and North America projects.last_img read more

Fincantieri Improves Shipbuilding Revenue

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first_imgzoom Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri S.p.A. has recorded EUR 1.659 billion revenue coming from its shipbuilding segment in the first half of 2016, a 6.7% increase compared to EUR 1.555 billion reported for the same period a year earlier, on the back of a rise in cruise ship production volumes. The company’s cruise ship business brought EUR 1.026 bn in revenue in the first six months of 2016, as compared to EUR 826 million revenue in 1H 2015, while the revenue from the naval vessels business remained flat at EUR 554 million.Fincantieri had 13 cruise ships under construction at its Italian yards in 1H 2016, of which four were  delivered in the period, versus 11 ships at 30 June 2015.Revenue from other activities decreased to EUR 79 million from EUR 175 million at 30 June 2015, mainly reflecting a lower contribution from repairs and conversions that, in the previous period, had benefitted from the execution of the Renaissance Program for the client MSC.First half profitability of the company’s shipbuilding business continued to be affected by low margins of the large number of highly complex cruise prototypes delivered in the period.Having left behind the industry’s longest period of crisis with 2015 second-half results, shipbuilding margins are seeing a gradual improvement after completing delivery of low-margin prototype cruise ships ordered during the severe market downturn, Fincantieri said.Overall, the company’s revenue and income amounted to EUR 2.266 bn in the first half of 2016, as compared to EUR 2.222 bn reported for the first half of 2015. Group share of profit for the period was EUR 7 million as opposed to net profit of EUR 12 million at 30 June 2015.During the first half of 2016, Fincantieri was awarded EUR 5.851 bn in new orders, compared to EUR 4.17 bn in the corresponding period of 2015.The company’s total backlog amounted to EUR 21.8 bn at 30 June 2016, with the order delivery profile extending until 2026. The backlog and total backlog guarantee about 4.6 and 5.2 years of work respectively in relation to the 2015 level of revenue, with most of it in the shipbuilding segment, Fincantieri said.Looking ahead, Fincantieri confirms the guidance for 2016 outlined in the Business Plan 2016-2020, i.e. revenue growth of 4-6% compared to 2015 revenues, an EBITDA margin of around 5% and a positive net result.last_img read more

More than 100000 customers still without power after freezing rain in Quebec

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first_imgMONTREAL — More than 100,000 people across Quebec spent a second night without power after high winds and freezing rain on Monday left ice accumulated on trees and knocked down power lines.As of 6 a.m. local time Wednesday, Hydro-Quebec’s website says 109,150 customers are still without power, most of them in the Lanaudiere, Basses-Laurentides and Laval regions north of Montreal.The utility says more than 313,000 customers were in the dark at the height of the outage of Monday.It says more than 500 crews have been “doing their best to restore power as soon as possible,” but without a break in the weather some areas may not see their service restored until Thursday.Our teams are still at work in @laval311 and the #Laurentians. Great progress has been made since yesterday with more than 100,000 reconnected customers, but the difficult weather conditions currently complicate the task. The strong majority will have their power back tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/aqLgBf2ppO— Hydro-Québec (@hydro_customer) April 9, 2019Speaking in Quebec City on Tuesday, the province’s public safety minister said winds and snow were creating problems for the Hydro-Quebec crews dispatched to hard-hit regions.Still, Genevieve Guilbault told reporters “the vast majority” of customers should get their lights back on early Wednesday.Premier Francois Legault called on people to exercise caution and get in touch with their towns if they need a place to stay.“There are many families in Quebec who risk spending a second night without electricity, so I’m asking everyone to be prudent,” Legault said Tuesday.Officials in Laval, a densely populated suburb just north of Montreal, said Tuesday that police were patrolling the city as phone service was down in some neighbourhoods. Sylvain Gariepy, operations chief for the Laval fire department, said firefighters went door-to-door to check on seniors and other vulnerable people.Laval Mayor Marc Demers urged families and neighbours to look out for one another. “If you have members of your family — parents, brothers, sisters — who are in a zone that’s lacking electricity, check in on their situation to make sure we’re not forgetting someone in distress,” Demers said. Gariepy warned people of the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning from barbecues and generators. Four adults and five children were taken to hospital in three separate cases after using barbecues indoors or having generators too close to their homes.Firefighters reported high levels of carbon monoxide in the homes in each case, but no major injuries were reported.“Another family was taken to the hospital today — three children and a mother,” Gariepy said Tuesday afternoon. “The problem we’re dealing with is people are putting barbecues in their house to heat or eat, they’re using propane stoves or putting generators too close to the house.”The City of Laval opened up two community centres for residents needing a place to stay warm, charge phones or have a shower. About 130 people were staying at the two temporary shelters. Numerous schools were closed in the region due to the lack of electricity.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Rahuls promise proves original Garibi Hatao drive had failed

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first_imgNew Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday described the poll promise of Congress President Rahul Gandhi to dole out Rs 72,000 each to poorest families every year as a “bluff announcement”, saying no other political party has betrayed India for more than seven decades. Jaitley said the Congress has given to the people many slogans but very little resources to implement its election promises.”If the Congress Party’s announcement is tested on simple arithmetic, Rs 72,000 for five crore families works out to be Rs 3.6 lakh crore, which is less than 2/3rd of what is being given (by the current government) — A bluff announcement,” Jaitley said. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c detailsIn a Facebook post titled Is Prime Minister Narendra Modi already giving to poor much more than what the Congress promises?, Jaitley said no political party has betrayed India for more than seven decades other than the Congress. “It gave to the people of India many slogans and very little resources to implement them.” “In 1971, (late Prime Minister) Indira Gandhi gave her legendary slogan ‘Garibi Hatao’. Her economics was not about increasing production and generating wealth, but only about redistribution of poverty. She supplemented her 1971 slogan while promising in election after election, the welfare of the largest number,” wrote Jaitley. Accusing the Opposition of sabotaging the pro-poor initiatives of the NDA government, Jaitley said, “If the Congress party and its friends have so much concern for the poor in India, why is it that its states are going slow in certifying the list of small and marginal farmers who are entitled to receiving the instalment of PM KISAN?”last_img read more

Phase 1 627 voter turnout in GBN 5760 in Ghaziabad

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first_imgG B Nagar/Ghaziabad: Both Gautam Buddh Nagar and Ghaziabad districts saw fairly enthusiastic polling in the first phase of 2019 lok sabha elections, held on Thursday, with voters thronging to polling booths since early morning while the long queues of voters were the sight at mostly all the polling stations. Reports said that Gautam Buddh Nagar witnessed a slight increase in the voter turnout this year as compared to previous lok sabha election.As per the data accessed by Millennium Post, average voter’s turn out recorded from Gautam Buddh Nagar parliamentary constituency comprising of five assemblies including Noida, Dadri, Jewar, Sikandrabad and Khurja was recorded 62.7 per cent against 60.39 per cent in 2014. The highest voter turnout this time was observed from Jewar area which was locked at 68.4 per cent while Noida witnessed the lowest among all the five assemblies with 53.6 per cent. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderIn Ghaziabad, the total voter turnout recorded was 57.60 per cent which is lowest among the the eight districts underwent polling in the first phase of 2019 lok sabha elections. The polling began at 7 am and a brisk voting was recorded during the initial hours but it went down during the afternoon. However, it again gained momentum during the evening with large number of people queuing up at polling booths. The old and first timers were the most enthusiastic while those who had recently got their names added to voter list as they shifted to their homes in several residential societies of Noida and Greater Noida also didn’t score low on enthusiasm. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsPeople were seen posting selfies on their social media accounts while the selfie corners set up at polling booths also gained attention and remain occupied throughout the day. Meanwhile, complaints of EVM malfunctions came across both Lok Sabha constituencies while many complained of discrepancies in the voter list. In some of the cases the same ESIC number being found on multiple voter ID cards, even the name of entire families missing from the voter list also restricted the rights of voting to many voters and they had to return home without getting their finger inked. However, the senior officials of district administration and police departments left no stone unturned to ensure peaceful voting while a vigilant checking and survey of all the polling booths was conducted by the officials in both the districts. In Gautam Buddh Nagar, drones were used to keep a close watch on the activities at all the polling stations. Gautam Buddh Nagar police had also booked as man for allegedly posting his pictures on social media purportedly showing the election candidate he was voting for, in violation of the poll guidelines, a senior police official said. The officer added that the man identified as Yug Shishodia, a resident of salarpur area in Dadri, posted a picture on his Facebook profile along with an Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) inside a booth. “Taking cognisance of the matter, district administration ordered registration of a case against him for violating the secrecy of the voting process during election,” an official statement from administration said.last_img read more

CRTC estimates 33M in costs to investigate enforce National Do Not Call

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OTTAWA — The CRTC estimates it will cost the broadcast regulator $3.3 million this year to investigate alleged violations of the National Do Not Call List and enforce the program.The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission’s estimate is for the 2016-17 fiscal year and is consistent with previous years since the National Do Not Call List came into effect on April 1, 2013.The National Do Not Call List allows consumers to register their phone number with the list in order to stop receiving calls from telemarketers.[np_storybar title=”How silently enraged consumers are hurting Canada’s businesses: ‘We will just quietly slip away’” link=”https://business.financialpost.com/news/retail-marketing/how-silently-enraged-consumers-are-hurting-canadas-businesses-we-will-just-quietly-slip-away”%5D Canadians’ legendary politeness could be keeping businesses from retailers to cell phone providers in the dark about how much they are screwing up. Read on [/np_storybar]The CRTC can respond to violations with a warning letter, citation or notice of violation that can carry a monetary penalty or result in a negotiated settlement.Costs of enforcement are covered through fees paid by telemarketers who subscribe to the list. Last year, the CRTC collected nearly $3.7 million in fees and is returning the extra $377,716 to telemarketers.In the 2014-15 fiscal year, the latest year for which figures are available, the CRTC issued 32 notices of violation for a total of just over $2 million in penalties.Ottawa upholds CRTC’s decision to allow small Internet providers access to high-speed networksCRTC demands ‘skinny’ TV details from companies as part of annual broadcast licence renewals read more

RTI bill approved by all PCs few seek amendments

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The Right To Information (RTI) bill has been approved by all Provincial Councils (PCs).President Maithripala Sirisena however informed Speaker Karu Jayasuriya that a few PCs have sought amendments to the bill. The President submitted the proposed amendments to Parliament which met today.The RTI Bill was to be tabled in Parliament on March 8 bit it was delayed as the Northern Provincial Council (NPC) was yet to give its backing to the Bill. The President informed the Speaker today that the NPC has now approved the bill with some amendments. (Colombo Gazette) read more

McDonalds launches global Beyond Meat burger test in 28 Ont restaurants

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The Canadian Press TORONTO — McDonald’s Canada says some Ontario restaurants will start to sell a Beyond Meat vegetarian burger as part of a global pilot.The burger chain says it will start selling the plant-based patty, dubbed the P.L.T., at 28 restaurants in southwestern Ontario on Monday.The pilot will last 12 weeks and will help determine if the company will offer the product permanently across more of its markets, which span more than 100 countries.McDonald’s Canada says it dropped its last veggie burger, the McVeggie Deluxe, from the menu in 2005.The fast-food chain’s pilot comes more than a year after competitor A&W became the first national chain to serve Beyond Meat patties in Canada, setting off a ripple effect in the industry.Since then, Subway Restaurants, White Spot Restaurants, Queseda Burritos & Tacos and others have all added plant-based proteins to their menus.This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 26, 2019.Companies in this story: (TSX:AW.UN) read more

Two thirds of unimmunized children live in conflictaffected countries – UNICEF

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Of countries in conflict, South Sudan has the highest percentage of unimmunized children, with 61 per cent not receiving the most basic childhood vaccines, followed by Somalia (58 per cent) and Syria (57 per cent), UNICEF said in a press release. “Conflict creates an ideal environment for disease outbreaks,” said UNICEF Chief of Immunization Robin Nandy. “Children miss out on basic immunizations because of the breakdown – and sometimes deliberate destruction – of vital health services. Even when medical services are available, insecurity in the area often prevents them from reaching children.” The major causes of childhood illness and death include measles, diarrhoea, respiratory infections and malnutrition, which can worsen in conflict and emergencies, according to UNICEF. When children contract measles in non-conflict settings, less than one per cent of them die. In areas where crowding and malnutrition are rife, such as refugee camps, child deaths from measles can increase to up to 30 per cent of cases. Overcrowding and lack of basic necessities like food, water and shelter make children even more vulnerable to disease, the agency noted. Children in areas in conflict also see the killing of health workers and the destruction of medical facilities, supplies and equipment, all of which have a disastrous effect on their health. Conflict-affected areas in Pakistan and Afghanistan are the last remaining strongholds of poliovirus, which has otherwise been eliminated from the rest of the world, UNICEF said. In Syria, immunization levels have decreased from more than 80 per cent in 2010, prior to the conflict, to 43 per cent in 2014. Polio resurfaced in the country in 2013, after 14 years with no cases. In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, more than 2,000 suspected cases of measles have already been reported in 2016, with 17 deaths, most of them among children under five years old. UNICEF said vaccination – particularly against highly contagious measles – is a high priority in humanitarian emergencies and is a central part of its response to protect children’s health in such settings. In Syria, a vaccination campaign planned to start on Sunday will target young children who have missed out on routine vaccination, especially those in besieged and hard-to-reach areas. Many of these children, born since the conflict began, have never been vaccinated, UNICEF said. The agency said that during 2014-2015, it supported emergency immunization campaigns against measles for more than 23 million children in Iraq, Syria and Yemen. In emergencies and conflicts, UNICEF works with partners to restart the cold chain for vaccines and other essential medical supplies; put health teams back in place; and train health workers to provide immunization, nutrition screening, vitamin A supplements and medical treatment for women and children. Immunization in conflict helps to revive other badly needed health services. For example, in conflict-affected areas of Iraq, Syria and Yemen, health workers also offer health and nutrition services, as well as care for childhood illnesses, to populations that come forward in response to immunization campaigns. “Children affected by conflict are pushed into a downward spiral of deprivation that robs them of their health and, by extension, their futures. Vaccination can help to break this vicious cycle,” said Mr. Nandy. “Immunization is a vital service that deserves and requires protection from all parties to a conflict.” World Immunization Week is marked annually at the end of April to promote the use of life-saving vaccines for all children – particularly those who are consistently excluded. The event is observed by UNICEF, immunization partners, governments and civil society organizations around the world. World Immunization Week 2016 runs from 24 to 30 April. read more

Lib Dems plan rent to own policy to get young people on

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first_imgTim Farron  Tenants will have the right to sell their property on the open market at any time, cashing out their share of the home.They may use this as a deposit for buying a home on the open market, or simply do something else with the money they have accrued.Applicants will have to be in steady employment with the same kind of affordability tests and credit checks as for a conventional mortgage. Providers will have to be regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Tim Farron at work onboard the party battlebusCredit:Gareth Fuller /PA The idea cuts out the need for parents – dubbed the “bank of mum and dad” – to raise a deposit worth tens of thousands of pounds to help their children get on the housing ladder.The Lib Dems said that the scheme could see 30,000 homes – costing £300million a year – being funded his way by the end of the next parliament in 2022.This proposal is part of its plans to deliver 300,000 homes a year by using public money to fill the gap between private sector building and demand.Home ownership has plummeted for the under 35s: just 36 per cent of 25-34 year olds now own their own home, down from 59 per cent ten years ago. Mr Farron made the comments on the visit to a schoolCredit:Gareth Fuller /PA Tim Farron Tens of thousands of young families will be able to buy homes without putting down a deposit under a new “rent to own” policy from the Liberal Democrats.Tenants’ rent will used to pay down the cost of the home, allowing them tenant to own the property after 30 years’ worth of payments.Party officials said the plans – aimed at younger adults aged 25 to 34 – would see each monthly payment steadily buy them a new home, “just like with a normal mortgage”. center_img “This is about allowing people to get their foot on the ladder, to begin to pay rent and to lead that to staircase up to being able to own a property, part own it, and give people that chance to become a home owner should they wish.“It seems to me that we have got to give young people, especially, the hope that home owning, if it is something that they wanted, they can have it.” 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. Tim Farron at work onboard the party battlebus The plans are supposed to end the need for the “bank of mum and dad”Credit:Gareth Fuller /PA Speaking on a visit to a school in Portsmouth, Lib Dem leader Tim Farron said the “rent to own” initiative would be a “staircase” to buying a home.He said: “It’s about making sure that people can get their foot on the housing ladder. We have got nine million people who are in the private rented sector in this country, and many of them have chosen to do that.last_img read more

11 companies who are really good at social media

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first_imgTwitter/SkittlesOur very own Irish Rail can send out a zinger if necessaryTwitter/IrishRailSmart Car USA do the mathTaco Bell own Twitter when it comes to getting involvedTwitter/TacobellIt’s even better when two companies are involvedLike Taco Bell and Old Spice:Twitter/TacobellOr Oreo and AMC Theatres (American cinema chain) IN THIS PART of the world, most companies stay formal when it comes to social media.  They’re factual and polite, and rarely delve into amusing banter.Elsewhere, that is not the case, in fact, some companies (we’re looking at you Taco Bell) specialise in it.Here are eleven companies who are really good at social media.O2 speaks their customers’ language and tingTwitter/O2Gamestop did the mothers of the world a solidFacebook/GamestopOld Spice is all man, all the timeTwitter/OldSpiceOreo use Facebook images to get down with the peopleFacebook/OreoFacebook/OreoSega says what everyone’s thinkingTwitter/SegaSkittles like to get involved in hashtag games Twitter/Oreo/AMCTheatresAnd perhaps most famously, Bodyform know how to respond to Facebook commentsFacebook/BodyformYouTube/BodyformChannel11 shocking cute reasons why you should buy a daffodil today>How cheated-on spouses get their public revenge>last_img read more

Concern for workers as Bombardier to sell Belfast operation

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first_img https://jrnl.ie/4616803 Short URL AIRCRAFT MANUFACTURER BOMBARDIER is selling its Belfast operation, it announced today.The company employees 3,600 people across several locations in Northern Ireland. In a statement, it said the move was part of the “strategic formation of Bombardier Aviation, consolidating all aerospace assets into a single, streamlined and fully integrated business”.The firm said it will now sell both its Belfast and Morocco aerostructure businesses. Bombardier said it is committed to finding “the right buyer” and will work closely with employees and unions through any future transition period.“There are no new workforce announcements as a result of this decision.“But our management team will continue to drive ongoing transformation initiatives to improve productivity and increase our competitiveness, to give more weight to our unique value proposition to potential buyers.”Last year the company announced it was cutting 5,000 jobs across its global operations and later announced its intention to cut a further 490 jobs from its Northern Ireland operations. Susan Fitzgerald from Unite said the trade union will be closely watching interested parties in the sale.She said if they see “rogue elements” or companies who intend to asset-strip or “take a blade” to the workforce, the union “will cause hell”.DUP leader Arlene Foster said the announcement of the intention to sell “will be unsettling for staff”.“I have spoken today with Michael Ryan from Bombardier. It is welcome that there have been no workforce implications in relation to this announcement and both staff and the company can be assured of any support locally or in London which might assist them at this time,” she said. May 2nd 2019, 2:04 PM Image: Niall Carson/PA By Michelle Hennessy Image: Niall Carson/PA 18 Comments Share31 Tweet Email 10,811 Views Thursday 2 May 2019, 2:04 PM Concern for workers as Bombardier to sell Belfast operation The company said it is committed to finding “the right buyer”. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

PlanetSolar le bateau solaire a débuté son tour du monde

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first_imgPlanetSolar : le bateau solaire a débuté son tour du mondeMonaco – PlanetSolar, le plus grand bateau solaire du monde, a quitté le port de Monaco lundi après-midi. Battant pavillon suisse, le catamaran s’est lancé dans la première expédition autour du monde alimentée à l’énergie solaire. Long de 31 mètres, sur 15 de large, PlanetSolar est doté de 537 m² de panneaux solaires photovoltaïques. Du haut de ses 95 tonnes, le catamaran a levé l’ancre pour rejoindre Miami, première étape de son tour du monde. A son bord, le Neuchâtelois Raphaël Domjan, fondateur du projet, et cinq autres personnes.À lire aussiLiter of Light, d’étonnantes lampes faites de bouteilles pour apporter la lumière aux habitants sans électricitéL’équipage devrait rester en mer 160 jours pour réaliser cette expédition dont le tracé a été défini de façon à bénéficier du meilleur ensoleillement possible. Après Miami, le catamaran solaire s’arrêtera à San Francisco, Sydney, Singapour ou encore Abu Dhabi. Dépendante des conditions météorologiques et climatiques, la durée du voyage pourrait être considérablement prolongée.Cette expédition, une première mondiale, a pour visée de promouvoir la mobilité solaire tout en acquérant de plus grandes connaissances en vue de son développement. Un projet soutenu par le Département fédéral des affaires étrangères (DFAE), qui le finance à hauteur de 300.000 francs suisses, devenant le partenaire officiel de ce tour du monde.(Re)découvrez PlanetSolar en images : https://www.maxisciences.com/planetsolar/planetsolar-le-plus-grand-bateau-solaire-du-monde_art6054.html#Le 28 septembre 2010 à 17:33 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Le massage un soin bénéfique contre les lésions musculaires

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first_imgLe massage, un soin bénéfique contre les lésions musculairesUne récente étude canadienne montre que la pratique de massages a la capacité de diminuer les douleurs musculaires en déclenchant des mécanismes équivalents à ceux produits par certains traitements. Si de nombreuses personnes n’hésiteront pas à vous dire qu’il n’existe rien de tel qu’un bon massage pour se détendre, il semblerait qu’on ne sache pas tout sur les bienfaits de cette pratique. En effet, une étude publiée dans la revue Science Translationnal Medicine révèle que les massages auraient un effet biologique profond sur notre organisme et nos muscles. À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Pour arriver à cette conclusion, les chercheurs de l’Université McMaster à Hamilton au Canada ont administré des massages à un petit groupe d’hommes en bonne santé après un exercice physique conséquent. Il est ainsi apparu que dix minutes de massages suffisaient à déclencher de réels mécanismes biologiques. Plus précisément, les chercheurs ont observé que ceux-ci activent des capteurs biochimiques qui envoient eux-mêmes des signaux aux cellules musculaires réduisant l’inflammation. De plus, ces signaux sont également capables d’améliorer la capacité des cellules musculaires à faire de nouvelles mitochondries. Des éléments qui jouent un rôle important dans la production d’énergie. Selon les chercheurs, l’effet produit par les massages déclencherait ainsi les mêmes mécanismes biologiques que les traitements antalgiques. Au vu d’une telle capacité, la thérapie par massage pourrait alors notamment accélérer la récupération des muscles abimés chez les athlètes (un bienfait sûrement déjà noté par de nombreux sportifs) mais aussi favoriser la guérison chez des patients ayant des troubles musculosquelettiques.Le 5 février 2012 à 13:04 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Morata opened up on his difficult season

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first_imgAlvaro Morata started his career at Chelsea in a great way but he has failed to meet the expectations recently – and he insisted that it was caused by huge injury problems that he has had with his back.The Spaniard admitted that he had to inject himself a couple of times a day just to be able to train with the team and play matches – it affected his performances strongly but the people weren’t able to see it and criticized him.The former Real Madrid player spoke about the ongoing season as he said, according to Football Espana:“This has been a very difficult year for me and it has been the same for Chelsea.”Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“I have had an extremely difficult year, torturous. But it started beautifully, I was scoring goals and everyone loved me, but now everything has changed.”“People talk to me on the street but they do not know what I have gone through, the only people who know are my wife and my family.”“I have wanted to keep playing, to keep scoring goals but I have not been able to and what I have experienced medically is very difficult.”“I had to go to Germany several times to receive a treatment in which they punctured me in the back and it hurt me a lot, but I had to return to training in London the next day.”last_img read more