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Metis man battles NWT Ottawa over Aboriginal treaty rights

first_imgAPTN National NewsA Metis man in the Northwest Territories is taking both the territorial and federal governments to court over what he calls a violation of his Aboriginal and treaty rights.Clem Paul says both governments violated his rights when they launched a civil claim of trespassing against him.Earlier today, 15 boxes containing over 25,000 pages of evidence were wheeled into the Yellowknife courthouse in response.The matter goes back nearly 10 years when Paul built a cabin on Prosperous Lake, 20 kilometres outside of Yellowknife.Paul recognizes himself as a Mountain Island Metis, with Aboriginal and treaty rights to the land.The government of the NWT disagrees.last_img read more

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AFN National Chief Bellegarde admits he is in conflict employing girlfriend as

first_imgJorge Barrera APTN National NewsAssembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde admits he is in a conflict of interest by employing his long-time partner as a senior adviser.Bellegarde, however, says the national chief position gives him the authority to hire “a number of political staff to support my vision and mandate,” according to a letter obtained by APTN National News.The arrangement is not sitting well with Six Nations Chief Ava Hill who wrote the national chief in March asking him to “rectify this conflict of interest situation.”Hill said in an interview with APTN that Bellegarde’s decision to hire his “girlfriend” simply reinforces the perception the First Nations leadership is not accountable or transparent.“I can’t hire my spouse. What would my community think of that? What if the prime minister hired his wife? It is a plain conflict of interest,” said Hill, whose Iroquois community sits south of Hamilton, Ont. “Chiefs are being criticized for this and that and the other thing and you have the national chief hiring his spouse.”Six Nations has the largest population of any First Nation in the country.Letter from Six Nations Chief Ava HillDownload (PDF, Unknown)The AFN did not immediately respond to a request for comment.In the response letter to Hill, Bellegarde said he has tried to address the obvious conflict by having his partner Valerie Galley report to the AFN’s chief executive officer Peter Dinsdale.“You rightly acknowledge that there is a conflict of interest as Ms. Galley is my partner,” said Bellegarde, in the March 23 letter. “To ensure that all administrative and human resources issues are addressed, I have directed that Ms. Galley report to the (CEO) who will be overseeing all supervisory responsibility.”Dinsdale reports to Bellegarde and the AFN executive of chiefs.Dinsdale told the Turtle Island News, the Six Nations newspaper which first reported on Hill’s concerns, that Galley was already Bellegarde’s adviser when he was Chief of the Federation of Saskatchewan Indians and AFN regional chief.“So when he came into office here with his staff, his partner was on that staff,” said Dinsdale, according to the Turtle Island News.Turtle Island News also reported Bellegarde isn’t the first national chief to hire a partner. Former national chief Phil Fontaine appointed lawyer Kathleen Mahoney as AFN negotiator and adviser during Indian residential school settlement talks while the two were sharing a home, the newspaper reported.Letter from AFN National Chief Perry BellegardeDownload (PDF, Unknown)Hill said Bellegarde and Dinsdale have tried to “spin” her concerns as personal in nature because her daughter quit the AFN after Bellegarde transferred her to a new position.Hill said Bellegarde made the argument to Dene Nation Chief Bill Erasmus and Dinsdale mentioned the same to Ontario AFN regional Chief Isadore Day.Hill said her concerns have nothing to do with her daughter’s past employment with the AFN.Day issued a statement through a spokesperson that he is aware of the issue, but would not be commenting on it publicly.“There are other priorities,” said Day’s spokesperson.Day later tweeted that he wanted to allow for due diligence.“Affording respect and due diligence is prudent,” Day tweeted. “Seeking opportunities to address issues constructively is a responsibility.”affording respect and due diligence is prudent. Seeking opportunities to address issues constructively, is a responsibility.Eramsus did not immediately respond to requests for comment from APTN.jbarrera@aptn.ca@JorgeBarreralast_img read more

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Cannabis company Aphria says president Jakob Ripshtein resigning June 7

Companies in this story: (TSX:APHA)The Canadian Press LEAMINGTON, Ont. — Cannabis company Aphria Inc. says Jakob Ripshtein, the company’s president, is resigning.The company says Ripshtein will remain in his current role until June 7.The move came today as the company announced several new executive appointments including James Meiers as chief operating officer, Aphria Leamington.Meiers joins Aphria from Hain Celestial Group, Inc., a natural and organic products company with operations in North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.The company also named Tim Purdie as chief information officer and chief information security officer, and Maureen Berry as vice-president, corporate human resources.Aphria is still looking for a permanent chief executive since Vic Neufeld announced in January he would be stepping away from the role. read more

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Another Fight Night Another Controversial Decision as Boxing Continues

Just in case you missed it, which surely is a possibility, a boxing match took place this weekend featuring Timothy Bradley Jr., the man who beat Manny Pacquiao, who is the man many believed could beat Floyd Mayweather.Bradley dominated the fight, but the judges ruled it a split draw.Boxing.It is a feat that the sport still exists, what with the lack of dynamic talent, engaging personalities and with the usual controversy that engineers thoughts of corruption and fight-fixing.Bradley is not an exciting fighter, but he controlled the match Saturday against Diego Chaves. Was not close. But the judges were all over the place. One had Bradley winning it 115-113. Another had it even at 114-144. And still another, Julie Lederman, scored it a 116-112 victory for Chaves.When the announcement came, people booed. Loudly. The unruly reaction was about that decision for sure, but it also represented how they feel about the sport.Once a centerpiece of the athletic world, boxing has diminished into an afterthought. Black kids who were young athletes seeking a sport to engage—and even pursue a professional career—have turned away from the sport. There is no longer much honor in being a champion prize fighter in African-American communities. There hardly are any boxers with enough cache to command their attention.It’s one reason Mayweather is so big in the Black community. He’s a special talent, but he also is relatable to urban youth (and not in all honorable ways, either). But Mayweather is alone in being an identifiable figure in the game that can save it from itself or inspire kids to take it up.If Mayweather were to finally fight Pacquaio, boxing would be back in the front of people’s minds—at least for that night. And if it does happen, by some unforeseeable twist of good fortune, both men will be beyond their prime. Because the boxing public has waited so long for that match—too long, in fact—if they meet in the next year it would be anticlimactic to many, not worth watching to some.Nights like what Bradley experienced do not help.Bob Arum, the longtime promoter, said: “I don’t understand anymore. Julie Lederman [of New York] should not be allowed to judge in this state anymore. That was the worst decision. I had it 8-4 for Bradley. I could see it 7-5. OK, maybe even 114-114. But her scorecard for Chaves was an absolute disgrace.”Ironic that Bradley was on the robbed end of a decision. He became champion with his decision over Pacquiao, but it was widely disputed. Most observers judged that Bradley got beat handily. But boxing being boxing…Pacquiao dominated the rematch with a unanimous decision. But too often nights like this weekend happen, and the sport suffers from the madness more than the boxer. read more

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10M reward for information leading to the arrest of remaining prison

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedPolice still ‘working on clues’ to catch 2017 prison escapees- HickenJanuary 2, 2018In “Crime”Recaptured Lusignan prison escapees create ruckus, demand “steak” for breakfastSeptember 19, 2017In “Crime”Murder accused among 3 in Lusignan Prison escapeOctober 15, 2018In “Crime” One month after the tragic Camp Street riot and fire which led to the escape of eight (now three hardcore) inmates and weeks after the Lusignan Prison Break that resulted in the escape of 13 dangerous prisoners (11 of whom were recaptured alive), police are now offering a bounty of $10M to anyone who could provide information leading to the arrest of the remaining four. Wanted are murder convicts and accused, Mark Durant Williams- who was implicated in the 2008 Bartica Massacre, Uree Varswyck- an ex-officer, Cobena Stephens and Paul Goriah.Williams, Varswyck and Stephens escaped along with five others- who have since been recaptured- after staging an attack on correctional officers at the Camp Street Prison- killing one officer in the process- on July 9. They had also contributed to setting the building alight and destroying more than half of penitentiary.As such, thousands of prisoners had to be transported to other penitentiaries countrywide. However, on July 23, 2017, just after being transferred to the Lusignan Prison walled area, Goriah along with 12 others -11 of whom were re-captured and one killed- escaped from lawful custody by digging a tunnel under the prison compound walls. Persons with information that may lead to the recapture of these escapees, are asked to contact the Police on telephone numbers 225-6411, 225-8196, 225-2227, 226-1389, 227-2128, 227-1149, 226-7065, 699-0869, 600-3019, 699-0867,669-4606, 603-3261or the nearest Police Station. All information will be treated with strict confidentiality. read more

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Weir Cavex hydrocyclones prove their worth at South Africa diamond mine

first_imgWeir Minerals’ Cavex® hydrocyclones have been put to the test at a diamond mine in South Africa’s Northern Cape Province, proving the technology can be applied in dense medium separation (DMS) plants treating diamondiferous material, according to the company.In her presentation to the Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (SAIMM) diamond conference in Johannesburg in 2018, Weir Minerals Africa’s Senior Process Engineer, Boitumelo Zimba, said the hydrocyclones improved plant efficiency and produced 40% more tonnage than the mine’s target.“As the Cavex hydrocyclone is tried and tested in hard-rock mining and coal classification, the Cavex 360° laminar spiral inlet profile was used as a basis for the development of a dense medium cyclone,” Zimba said. “Individual casting patterns were developed and produced in order to fabricate the Cavex dense medium hard chrome cyclone with the exact laminar spiral feed chamber that exists when moulded out of rubber.”The customer required a solution that could offer at least six months wear-life, and a probable error of separation (Ep) of no greater than 0.08 at a cut density of 3.1 t/m³. Tracer tests were used to monitor the efficiency of the separation achieved by the Cavex hydrocyclones to ensure all of these requirements were met.“Ep values achieved were 0.042 for the 4 mm tracer tests and 0.035 for the 8 mm tracer tests, which were below the set maximum target of 0.08 from the mine,” Zimba said. “This highlighted the benefits and improved efficiencies of the Cavex laminar spiral feed inlet.”The lower the Ep – or probable error of separation – the more efficient the separation; it is defined as half the difference between the density at which 75% is recovered to sinks, and that at which 25% is recovered to sinks, Weir said.“The customer’s tracer tests on the Cavex hydrocyclones showed that cut points of 3.08 t/m³ were achieved for both the 4 mm and 8 mm tracers,” Zimba said. “This was within the performance levels of 3.1 t/m³ that the customer had specified.”Initially, the hydrocyclones were commissioned to treat only fines at the diamond plant – the minus 8+1 mm material. Later however, the mine decided to run a combined DMS, after which the full DMS size range of minus 20+1 mm was treated through all the fines DMS hydrocyclones.“The unique design of the laminar spiral inlet geometry delivers sharper separation and maximises capacity while delivering a longer wear-life than conventional involute or tangential feed inlet designs,” Weir says. “By providing a natural flow path into the hydrocyclone body the design allows the feed stream to blend smoothly with the rotating slurry inside the chamber, reducing turbulence and improving separation efficiency.”Zimba explained: “Combining our cone and spigot components in the hard metal range is an important contribution to the reduction in turbulence. Another vital factor is the Cavex inlet design with 360° scroll; this design was proven through extensive computational fluid dynamics analysis as well as our multiple installations to date.”Weir Minerals also conducts ongoing research and development on methods to minimise turbulence on assembled casted components. The Cavex hydrocyclones are designed with a variety of inlet sizes to accommodate a wide top size at specified medium-to-ore ratios. The inlet sizes range from 0.2 to 0.33 as a function of the hydrocyclone diameter.“The Cavex CVX hydrocyclone also has a wide range of vortex finder sizes to maintain separation efficiency at different operating yields and spigot sizes. The vortex finder sizes range from 0.4 to 0.5 as a function of cyclone diameter, and are designed to maintain a strong air-core at different spigot sizes,” Weir says.To prolong life and efficiency, the hydrocyclones can also be manufactured with different materials.“Cavex CVXA hydrocyclones are hard-wearing and are cast in 27% chromium iron for maximum abrasion resistance; components are designed for ease of maintenance, with all surfaces joined with a layer of epoxy cement,” the company says.Weir Minerals Africa operates two foundries in South Africa – one at its Isando facility and the other at its Heavy Bay Foundry in Port Elizabeth. “This allows the organisation to cast items in-house leveraging its local foundry personnel’s knowledge, experience and expertise, ensuring that the highest standards are maintained,” Weir says.“This approach ensures optimal life of the hydrocyclone in operation, and reduced maintenance costs by replacing worn parts in situ. It also eliminates the risk of any adverse effects on performance arising from mixing old and new hydrocyclone components. Further, safety on site is enhanced by minimising the maintenance work necessary on the installed hydrocyclones.”Zimba said future work will include the investigation of various alloys to combat high wear rates on some of the hydrocyclone components, in particular the vortex finder and the cone sections. “This will allow longer operation and plant stability,” she said.last_img read more

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HandballPlanetcom presents London 2012 Mens TOP 10 TIMEBOMBS

Handball-Planet.com presents a list of LONDON 2012 Men’s TOP 10 “TIME BOMBS”, players who can make the handball event at the Olympic Games unforgetable. There are players who can take the key-role in their NT’s, even they aren’t maybe considered as the biggest stars.MOMIR RNIĆ (SERBIA)KIM EKDAHL DU RIETZ (SWEDEN)MARKO KOPLJAR (CROATIA)ARON PALMARSSON (ICELAND)FEDERICO MATIAS VIEYRA (ARGENTINA)WILLIAM ACCAMBRAY (FRANCE)RASMUS LAUGE SCHMIDT (DENMARK)MATE LEKAI (HUNGARY)MIKEL AGUIREZABALAGA (SPAIN)AMINE BANNOUR (TUNISIA) ← Previous Story Luka Mitrovic to Aalborg Handbold? Next Story → Men’s Olympic statistics: “France oldest, Hungary tallest! Amine BannourAron PalmarssonFEDERICO MATIAS VIEYRAHandball bombsKim Ekdahl Du RietzMarko KopljarMate LekaiMikel AguirezabalagaMomir RnicRasmus Lauge SchimdtWilliam Accambray read more

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16 reasons to hate doing the big shop

first_img13. The person in front of you hasn’t realised that it was ’3 for 2′ on shower gel..… so obviously they have to trot on back to the toiletries aisle and get another one.14. You’re at the self-service till and there’s no unexpected items in the bagging area, but it keeps telling you there are unexpected items in the bagging area.15. You’ve had to get plastic bags and now this is happening Flickr/Creative Commons/Klynslis3. You’ve forgotten your Bags for LifeImage: icis.com4. You’re starving and you make some very poor choicesFourteen all-butter croissants. A whole wheel of cheese. Those bags of doughnuts that are bound to be disgusting. Three bags of Doritos that are on special offer.GET IN MY BELLY (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)5. The muzakYouTube/PhilosopicorumORB6. Your screaming children7. Someone else’s screaming childrenYouTube/IsaiCaballero8. You keep encountering the same person in every aisle who won’t get out of your way9.  You can’t remember what size bin bags to buyEvery. Single. Time (Shutterstock.com)10. You pick the wrong checkout queueFlickr/Creative Commons/Steve Crane 11. There are no ‘next customer please’ yokeys on the beltPanic sets in. What if your stuff gets mixed up with someone else’s?12. This happens YouTube/JWT1KG16. You forgot the toilet roll, and have to go backImage: ImgurBarack Obama has better things to do?8 ways the wind has terrible consequences>VIDEO: Orangutan rips t-shirt off tourist>center_img 1. You don’t have a euro for the trolleyFlickr/Creative Commons/The Dark Thing 2. The trolley has a wonky wheel…… and it won’t turn rightlast_img read more

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Car Gift Car AC Power Supplies Cost Less Include USB

first_imgFor as little as $30, you can equip your car with the 120-volt power that should have come standard. Get the Kensington Power Inverter with USB Power Port, $35 street, if you want compact size and convenience. It provides 75 watts of AC power (90 watts peak) plus a USB jack for phone or iPod charging. The Kensington inverter plugs directly into the car’s 12-volt socket (no power cable) and is so small and light (0.3 pounds) that it will barely be noticed in a business traveler’s carry-on bag.For more power in a still-compact package, get the Duracell Pocket Inverter 175, $35 street, with 150 watts of continuous AC power (175 watts peak) and a USB jack. It weighs 0.6 pounds and is only 4 inches long compared to Kensington’s 5 inches. The Kensington will seem smaller because of its tapered power plug. The Duracell Pocket Inverter has a short power cable that you may need if the 12-volt socket is recessed. There’s a marginally cheaper Duracell Pocket Inverter 100 with 80 watts continuous power and the USB jack. Quick advice if you haven’t shopped before, or recently, for a power inverter: — They’re cheaper and more compact, sometimes half the size and price of what you bought a decade ago. — Go for a unit with a USB jack as well. — If you want to run Xbox or Playstation in the back seat, there are inverters for that, but they draw so much power that you’ll need an installer to run a heavy cable to the battery. Not cheap. — Prices vary dramatically among retail, online, and manufacturer sites. This is one electronics purchase where the manufacturer’s direct pricing is not always competitive. These two sell for anywhere from $30 to $50 online. — If your car has only one 12-volt socket, you’ll probably also want to get a 12-volt Y-cable adapter (about $10) so you still have an available socket. — Because all units are so affordable, you may want to go with a recognized brand name, such as Duracell, Energizer, Kensington, Stanley. I’ve had mixed luck with off-brand inverters and other 12-volt accessories that don’t hold up overheat.last_img read more

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Ernie Hahn explains the impact of the Midway plan on the Valley

first_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – San Diego City Leaders have OK’d a plan for major changes in the Midway -Pacific Highway area.Valley View Casino Center Manager, Ernie Hahn, was in studio to explain to San Diegans how this plan may impact the arena and surrounding area. September 20, 2018 Carlos Amezcua, Ernie Hahn explains the impact of the Midway plan on the Valley View Casino Center Carlos Amezcua center_img Posted: September 20, 2018 Updated: 11:40 AM Categories: Local San Diego News, Politics FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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EPA Finalizes Neonicotinoid Policy Finds Most Uses Do Not Pose Significant Risks

first_imgLast week, the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Pesticide Programs finalized its “Policy to Mitigate the Acute Risk to Bees from Pesticide Products,” which is aimed at protecting bees from neonicotinoid exposure.The preliminary risk assessments looked at three neonicotinoid pesticides: clothianidin, thiamethoxam and dinotefuran. The EPA found that “spray applications to a few crops, such as cucumbers, berries, and cotton may pose risks to bees that come in direct contact with residue.” However, they concluded that most approved uses “do not pose significant risks.”For certain crops that use bees for pollination services when grown for seed, including soybeans, “the EPA will generally permit modification of the label restriction for crops that utilize commercial pollination services and have an indeterminate blooming period.”Neonicotinoid pesticide application to soybeans and other crops in this category will be allowed during specified time windows or under certain temperature conditions. This includes from two hours before sunset until sunrise, or when the temperature is below 50°. Application is also allowed if state or local health agencies determine it to be in the interest of public or animal health.More information as it relates to soybeans can be found in Section 3.3.2 here.last_img read more

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Employers Flock to San Antonio Job Fair to Recruit Veterans Military Spouses

first_imgAt the Texas Workforce Commission’s Hiring Red, White and You job fair in San Antonio last week, veterans, transitioning military personnel and their spouses found themselves in high demand by local and national employers.The fair was part of a statewide, day-after-Veterans-Day hiring event at 27 locations. In San Antonio, the fair drew 125 companies and hundreds of candidates.“It’s huge,” Gail Hathaway, executive director of Workforce Solutions Alamo, told the San Antonio Express-News. “[Companies] see the value in the venue and the number of individuals that they get to meet with or talk with,” Hathaway said.Employers interviewed at the fair said they came to hire individuals with a strong work ethic, an ability to work as part of a team and a diverse skill set.Gov. Greg Abbott (R) appeared at the fair and said the city was a role model for linking transitioning military service members with successful civilian careers. “Yesterday’s a day when we thanked the veterans who served,” Abbott said. “Today is the day we send thanks by focusing employers on hiring those veterans.”James Starcher, a contract specialist at Joint Base San Antonio, had no trouble grabbing the attention of prospective employers. By noon, he’d had several interviews. “They all pretty much offered me a job,” he said.For Gerry Diaz, a recruiter for Webhead, the fair was a ripe opportunity for attracting new talent to the Web design and security company, particularly in light of the 1.7 percent unemployment rate for information technology professionals.“An event like this where you can reach out to those transitioning vets … it’s mining gold,” Diaz said. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

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Kushner Pelosi Perry to address Indiafocused meet in

first_imgWASHINGTON: Reflecting the new Indo-US bonhomie, the White House has lined up its top officials, including the all-powerful Jarred Kushner, for an India-centric business conference here this week. The move comes close on the heels of the meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump in Japan last month. The event featuring House of Representative Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the most powerful Democratic leader, would send an unmistakable signal that Indo-US ties enjoy strong bipartisan support on the lines of that of the US-Israel relations. Also Read – EAM Jaishankar calls on European Parliament President David Sassoli Advertise With Us The White House is sending two of its Cabinet ministers, Energy Secretary Rick Perry and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, for the second annual Leadership Summit of the US India Strategic and Partnership Forum (USISPF). Headquartered in Washington DC, with branches in several US cities and in India, USISPF has emerged as the top India-centric advocacy group in the United States for both corporate sector and strategic community in just a few years. Also Read – This is why Denmark, Sweden and Germany are considering a meat tax Advertise With Us Observing that Modi’s re-election has given rise to an unprecedented opportunity and commitment to furthering our bilateral ties, USISPF president Mukesh Aghi told PTI that the day long, July 11 conference will focus on two broad areas, defense and energy security, which are critical to both the countries. Republican Senator Dan Sullivan, Deputy US Trade Representative Jeffrey Gerrish, and India’s Ambassador to the US, Harsh V Shringla, are among the other top speakers to the summit. Advertise With Us Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner, who is also senior adviser to the US president, will present the 2019 Global Excellence Awards to Mastercard CEO and president, Ajay Banga, and Wipro Chairman, Azim Premji, in recognition of their significant contributions to strengthening economic ties between the US and India. Noting that the second leadership summit is a convergence of the best minds in business and government that can together realize the untapped potential in Indo-US commercial and strategic ties, Aghi said, “It’s about how do we take this relationship forward and how do we celebrate the current success and the potentials are much bigger. This is reflected in the top officials from the Trump Administration, US political leadership and top corporate executives attending the leadership summit on July 11. We look forward to discussions that will result in advancing growth in areas such as high technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship, and making concrete recommendations on growing economies of both countries, said Aghi. Responding to a question on the status of Indo-US tensions in trade and commerce, Aghi said the two sides, after recent Modi-Trump meeting are trying to find out a viable win-win solution for both countries. The Americans want market access and a level playing filed for its companies in India, while for New Delhi the issues of concerns among others are S-400 missile defense system from Russia and Iranian oil sanctions act. In recent weeks, there has been several rounds of talks between the Union Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal and US Trade Representatives, Robert Lighthizer, to look into various aspects of bilateral commerce and trade ties. This is a good very sign that the conversation has started, Aghi said in response to a question.last_img read more

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2 bodies recovered in Satkhira

first_imgMap of SatkhiraPolice recovered the bodies of a woman and a man from Nagarghata and Jorgachha village of Tala, Satkhira on Monday, reports UNB.The deceased are Mumtaz Begum, 55, and Gopal Gosh.Quoting locals, assistant superintendent of police Apu Sarwar of Tala circle police, said Mumtaz’s daughter Tumpa Khatun had a brawl with her mother in the noon.At one stage, Tumpa hit her mother’s head with an iron stick, leaving her critically injured.The injured was taken to Satkhira Sadar Hospital from where she was referred to Khulna Medical College Hospital (KMCH).She succumbed to her injuries around 7:00pm at KMCH. Meanwhile, police recovered the body of Gopal from a water body near his house in the evening.The body bore several injury marks on it, said the police official.last_img read more

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Heavy tall kids at higher risk of kidney cancer

first_imgHeavier and taller children may be at an increased risk of developing kidney cancer as adults, a study has found. Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is the most common form of kidney cancer found in adults. Although it often occurs in men between the ages of 50 and 70, the cancer can be diagnosed throughout adulthood. “We know that overweight in adulthood is associated with an increased risk of RCC. We also know that cancers take many years to develop,” said Britt Wang Jensen, from the Bispebjerg and Frederiksberg Hospital in Denmark. Also Read – Add new books to your shelf”We therefore had a theory that already being overweight in childhood would increase the risk of RCC later in life,” Jensen said in a statement. To tease out the relationships between childhood body size and the risk of RCC in adulthood, researchers used data from 301,422 children born in Copenhagen in the years 1930 to 1985. The weights and heights were measured at annual school health examinations at the ages 7-13 years. During about 32 years of observation, 1,010 individuals (680 men) were diagnosed with RCC. Among men and women significant and positive associations were observed between childhood BMI and height, respectively, and RCC risk. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveWhen comparing two 13-year old children with one z-score difference in BMI –equivalent to 5.9 kg for boys and 6.8 kg for girls – but with similar height, the heaviest child had a 14 per cent higher risk of RCC than the leaner child. For height, a one z-score difference in two 13-year old children was associated with a 12 per cent increased risk of RCC later in life for the taller boy or girl. “We have found in other studies that childhood height is positively associated with several cancer forms. Therefore, we did expect to find that tall children have a higher risk of RCC than average-sized children.” Findings that heavier and taller children have increased risks of RCC opens new ways to explore the causes of kidney cancer.last_img read more

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Authorities seize a ton of cocaine off Costa Ricas Pacific coast

first_imgNo related posts. From Sunday to Tuesday, U.S. and Costa Rican officials confiscated a ton of cocaine transported in two drug boats in the Pacific Ocean, authorities reported.Six people were arrested during the operation, including four Costa Ricans, two Mexicans and a Colombian, Costa Rica’s anti-drug police director, Mario Boraschi, said.Boraschi said that on Sunday, U.S. patrol boats stopped a ship flying the Costa Rica flag that had 500 kilograms of cocaine on board. Two Costa Ricans and two Mexicans were arrested.On Tuesday, some 180 miles from the central Pacific port city of Puntarenas, officials stopped a second boat with 500 kg of cocaine on board. Three Costa Ricans and a Colombian man were arrested on the second boat.Boraschi said the arrests were made thanks to a joint patrol operation by the United States and Costa Rica that used a radar system to track drug boats in the area.“We are waiting [for the suspects] to arrive at the port to initiate criminal proceedings against them,” Boraschi said.According to an official report released this week, Costa Rica has seized 3.2 tons of cocaine already this year.Like other Central American countries, Costa Rica is an important transit route for cocaine that is shipped from South America to consumers in the U.S. An estimated 90 percent of all cocaine destined for the U.S. market passes through Central America. Facebook Commentslast_img read more

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US budget deficit drops to 824 billion in May

first_imgObama’s spending plan would boost spending on domestic and military programs and seek to raise taxes by $2 trillion by raising levies on the wealthy, corporations and smokers.Republicans have attacked Obama’s proposed tax increases and the fact that under Obama’s spending plans, the budget will never reach balance. A GOP budget which cleared Congress last month seeks to balance the government’s books over the next decade. It would cut spending on domestic programs and government benefits like Medicaid and food stamps.Democrats have charged that the GOP budget only balances on paper because Republican lawmakers will balk at approving the follow-up legislation to enact the painful cuts needed to achieve balance without raising taxes.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Sponsored Stories Comments   Share   FILE – In this May 19, 2015, file photo, Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew, accompanied by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, speaks during a Financial Stability Oversight Council meeting at the Treasury Department in Washington. The Treasury Department releases federal budget data for May on Wednesday, June 10, 2015. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File) WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. budget deficit for May dropped sharply from the level a year ago but much of the improvement reflected a calendar quirk.In its monthly budget report, the Treasury Department said Wednesday that the May deficit dropped to $82.4 billion, down from a deficit of $130 billion in May 2014. But last year’s deficit was inflated because June 1 fell on a Saturday, requiring the government to mail out $35 billion in June benefit payments in May of last year. For the first eight months of this budget year, which began Oct. 1, the deficit totals $365.2 billion, down 16.3 percent from the same period last year. This year’s deficit improvement has been helped by a stronger economy, which has pushed up tax receipts by 8.6 percent.The revenue increase pushed receipts to $2.1 trillion for the period October through May. Outlays were up at a slower pace, rising 4 percent to $2.47 trillion.The government has run a deficit in May for 60 of the past 61 years. The May deficit followed a $156.7 billion surplus in April, when a flood of tax payments pushed government receipts to an all-time monthly high.The Congressional Budget Office is forecasting that the deficit for the full year will total $486 billion, little changed from last year’s deficit of $483.4 billion.The 2014 deficit was down from $680.2 billion in 2013. Before then, the U.S. had recorded four straight years of annual deficits topping $1 trillion. That reflected the impact of a severe financial crisis and the worst recession since the Great Depression of the 1930s.In the budget plan President Barack Obama unveiled for 2016, his final full year in office, the president is seeking authorization from Congress to spend $4 trillion and is projecting a deficit of $474 billion.center_img Top Stories Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall Arizona families, Arizona farms: providing the local community with responsibly produced dairy New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Four benefits of having a wireless security system Early signs of cataracts in your parents and how to helplast_img read more

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US airlines losing ground to overseas rivals

first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: M.H A perusal of this year’s winners’ lists at the World Airline Awards reveals a distinct lack of US carriers. So how did America’s airlines actually stack up against the best of the rest at global aviation’s most prestigious awards? By all accounts, not well. Of the 23 international categories up for grabs at the awards, which garnered the opinions of more than 18 million air travelers, none were bestowed upon US carriers – as was the case in 2011 and in 2010. Even Air Canada won Best Airline North America for the third consecutive year. In the coveted Airline of the Year award, the highest placed US airline was ‘British-born’ low-cost carrier Virgin America, which was ranked 26th. Alaska Airlines and Southwest Airlines were the next best placed US carriers in 49th and 51st positions respectively, while the highest ranked full-service international carrier was Delta Air Lines in 57th place. Perhaps even more concerning for US commercial aviation than passenger satisfaction is a domestic tax and regulatory system, which according to airline trade association, Airlines for America (A4A), has made it increasingly difficult to be “sustainably profitable and compete globally”. Calling on the Senate to support a National Airline Policy to keep American airlines competitive with foreign carriers, A4A president and chief executive Nicholas E. Calio said the United States faced “the very real risk of U.S. airlines increasingly shifting to feeding foreign airlines at our gateways, rather than expanding their flying of lucrative international routes”. With some US carriers having already reduced capacity to certain international markets – the most profitable part of the business and a subsidizer of many domestic routes – Mr Calio said a further loss of ground to foreign competitors would “take a toll on the larger economy”.“Airlines enable their local businesses to export goods, connect their residents to the world for business and leisure travel – and, importantly, create good-paying jobs.” US carriers are losing ground to their international counterparts (Image AP)last_img read more

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Equity Loans Recaps 2012 Successes

first_img Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Company News Investors Lenders & Servicers Processing Service Providers 2013-02-04 Tory Barringer Share Equity Loans Recaps 2012 Successes in Data, Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicingcenter_img “”Equity Loans LLC””:http://www.equityloansllc.com/20/home.htm, a Georgia-based lender with operations in more than 30 states, reported major growth in 2012, both in loan volume and in operations.[IMAGE]According to a company release, Equity Loans saw a 50 percent increase in loan production last year, setting a new record.[COLUMN_BREAK]In addition, the company opened 17 new branch locations and expanded its Atlanta headquarters, adding nearly 5,000 square feet of office space and becoming Perimeter Town Center’s largest current tenant.Equity Loans also made a number of additions to its team in 2012, including four new executives and eight new hires at director and manager levels.””Equity Loans has experienced incredible growth in the past year–in terms of employees, production and branch locations–and we expect to capitalize on that momentum as the mortgage industry continues its recovery in 2013,”” said Equity Loans CEO Kunjan Patel. “”As we expand our footprints in the industry, we remain committed to recruiting the most talented, experienced professionals to support our growth.”” February 4, 2013 448 Views last_img read more

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Philadelphia Eagles Zach Ertz 86 is overthrown

first_imgPhiladelphia Eagles’ Zach Ertz (86) is overthrown as Arizona Cardinals’ Rashad Johnson (26) defends during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014, in Glendale, Ariz. The Cardinals won 24-20. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling It can be challenging getting ready for an offense that, quite frankly, is fairly unique. All defenses have experience facing off against an offense in a hurry-up situation, but the idea that they’ll have to face it for a full 60 minutes is not exactly normal.But more than their pace, which is certainly faster than most, the thing that may matter most is how little the Eagles huddle and substitute. It’s not so much that they quickly run one play after the next, rather they get to the line of scrimmage quickly and decide what play they are going to run. If the Eagles don’t substitute the Cardinals cannot, which can put a strain on players who may have to fill different roles than they are used to.Head coach Bruce Arians said the Eagles don’t run a fast break offense all the time, but will run it during the game.To prepare for that, Bettcher said his defense has faced a scout team running in tempo with how the Eagles’ offense works this week.“From a first to a second down, second to third down, third back to a first down, we try to script it so as much of that — we don’t huddle on defense right now, so we’re not huddling during the week and we won’t huddle on Sunday,” he said. “Just like they won’t huddle. We don’t practice an offense that looks at cards in the huddle, breaks it and comes to the line. There’s four to five with cards over there showing the look teams what we need, and they’re trying to run it as fast at us as we can. “The tempo has been great and those guys have done a great job this week.”It remains to be seen how effective the Cardinals were at mimicking the Eagles. Though they can have a great understanding of what their opponent wants to do, there is no substitute for the experience Philadelphia has in its own offense.Likewise, there is also no substitute for the kind of experience the Cardinals have against this offense..“Those guys play pretty fast, but we played Philly two of the last three years, so we have a pretty good familiarity with how fast and how the pace of the game is going to go,” cornerback Patrick Peterson said. “I believe after the first 15 plays of the game, everything is settled down, they really get into play calling because in the West Coast offense such as Chip’s, they script the first 15 plays so everybody’s on the same page, might be a little bit faster.“But after that, I think the game will settle down. They probably snap the ball now, average seconds between 12 to 15, so it’s not as fast as everyone thinks. It’s just not getting in the huddle and that’s what makes it look really fast.”Safety Tony Jefferson offered a similar sentiment, saying the Eagles line up quickly but then take time to read the defense before running a play. “At the same it’s no huddle, but you still have time,” he said. Top Stories center_img Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Results are rather mixed, as the Eagles won 10 games in 2013 and 2014, making the playoffs once, and at 6-7 this season are very much alive to win the NFC East.But whether anyone thinks the up-tempo offense is a viable style of football is mostly irrelevant, because either way, defenses have to prepare for it.“Obviously with the tempo, communication is going to be important, that’s where it starts, everybody’s got to be on the same page,” Arizona defensive coordinator James Bettcher said. “Then it comes down to fundamentals, being lined up, getting your eyes in the right spot, making sure that the guy next to you, you’re on the same when you’re working together in coverage.“Those will be the things early on in the game that we’ll have to make sure we manage well on the field.”This will not be the Cardinals’ first look at Philadelphia’s scheme, as the teams faced off each of the last two seasons, so the pace will not come as much of a surprise.Like Bettcher, safety Tyrann Mathieu said communication and getting lined up is important, with him saying it’s half the battle.“I think a lot of their big plays, explosive plays come from guys not communicating, out of position,” he said. “So it’s going to be a big challenge for us to get lined up and have two feet in the ground when the ball is snapped.” Comments   Share   TEMPE, Ariz. — When the Philadelphia Eagles brought in Chip Kelly to be their head coach, the belief was he would install the same fast-paced, up-tempo offense his Oregon Ducks ran.It took a little while, as the Eagles ranked 12th in the NFL in plays run per game in 2013 at 65.4, but improved to first last season at 70.7 and are second in 2015 at 69.1 per game.Many wondered if an NFL team could with with that kind of pace, as it can lead to less time of possession and more work for Philadelphia’s defense.last_img read more

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