PSG owner invests further €365m into club

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first_imgQatar Sports Investments (QSI), the owners of Ligue1 champions Paris Saint-Germain, has reportedly agreed to a capital increase of $365 million (£280m) for the club, according to French digital media company Wansquare.QSI completed its acquisition of the Ligue 1 champions in 2011 for €50m, making the club the richest in France and one of the wealthiest in the world.In 2017, PSG’s operating result was a deficit of $21.3m (£16.3m), while they recorded a profit loss of $7.8m (£6m) despite posting a profit of $9.5m (£7.3m) in 2016. Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Last year, PSG smashed the global transfer record when they splashed out €222m ($262m/£200m) on Brazilian star Neymar before paying a reported €180m ($217m/£166m) for French teenager Kylian Mbappe.last_img read more

This could be the 6.1-inch iPhone launching tonight

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first_imgAnd the day is finally here. Apple is all set to launch its 2018’s iPhones today at 10AM IST in Steve Jobs Theatre at company’s new headquarters. Just like last year, the Cupertino major is expected to launch three iPhones even this year. This year, as rumours say, Apple is expected to launch two high-end iPhones, while the third device will be an affordable one. Looks like, the Apple fans are more excited about the affordable iPhone than the iPhone X successors. The affordable iPhone is said to come with a 6.1-inch LCD screen and boast of almost the same design as the iPhone X. Just a day before the launch, on Tuesday, a picture of the alleged 6.1-inch iPhone leaks showing off the back cover design of the phone. And it looks almost like the iPhone 8.The image leaked by a Chinese website shows a person holding the iPhone having a single rear camera set up on the back followed by an LED flash. The camera set up looks a lot like the iPhone 8, hence the assumption that the iPhone is the picture could be the 6.1-inch iPhone and not the iPhone XS or the iPhone XS Plus.A lot has been debated about what Apple will call this affordable iPhone. Some rumours say that Apple will simply call it iPhone 9. While some other rumours claim that it will actually be the follow up of the iPhone SE and not the iPhone 8 and should have iPhone SE 2 as the name. These are the names that almost a month old rumours suggest.advertisementNow, some new rumours have surfaced online claiming that the upcoming affordable will actually be called iPhone XC or iPhone XR. Well, we still don’t know for sure what Apple will call this particular iPhone launching today, we will have to wait till 10PM for Apple to reveal the name itself, but chances of it being either the iPhone 9 or iPhone XR are higher than the rest.Meanwhile, rumours suggest that the follow-up device of the iPhone X will be called iPhone XS. While the bigger version of the iPhone XS will be called iPhone XS Plus or iPhone XS Max or simply iPhone XS (6.5-inch). The confusion still remains.Going by the rumours, the iPhone X successor or the iPhone XS will come with 5.8-inch OLED display, the bigger or Plus version will sport a 6.5-inch OLED display and lastly, the affordable iPhone or the iPhone 9 will have a 6.1-inch LCD display.All the three iPhones are said to have a lot in common. All the iPhones will come with Face ID tech, glass back, wireless charging, notched display, A12 processor, among others. But, out of all the three iPhones launching this year, the 6.1-inch iPhone could be the most exciting one, because, the price. According to Kuo, the 6.1-inch iPhone will be priced between $600 – $700, which is roughly between Rs 40,000 – Rs 48,000.ALSO READ: iPhone XS, iPhone XS Plus and iPhone XC launch tonight: Possible specs, price and how to watch Apple eventRumours are that the 6.1-inch iPhone will come in two variants. One model will come with dual-SIM tray, which is expected to be a China-exclusive model only. Other markets including India might get the single SIM support model. Some rumours also suggest that the iPhone 6.1-inch will come in funky colours like – red, white, black, yellow, orange and many more.last_img read more

Barcelona lose to Real Betis on Messi return, Real Madrid get 4th straight win

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first_imgLionel Messi’s return from injury was far from ideal even though the Argentine found the back of the net twice for Barcelona, a scintillating Real Betis shocked the La Liga leaders by beating them at their own game of possession football.It was a pendulum-like game on Sunday night as Real Betis initially took a 2-0 lead over Barcelona. Then Messi scored a penalty to make it 2-1 but soon after Betis made it 3-1.Arturo Vidal scored to reduce the gap to 2-3 but Betis topped it again by making it 4-2. Messi scored again in stoppage but it was not enough as Barcelona went down 4-3 at Camp Nou.On the other hand, Real Madrid continued their winning run under new coach Santiago Solari by registering a 4-2 win at Celta Vigo to move to within four points of Barcelona.It is a close La Liga battle this year with Barcelona topping the table with 24 points. Sevilla, Atletico Madrid and Alaves occupy the second, third and fourth spot, respectively, with 23 points. Espanyol are fifth with 21 points while Real Madrid are sixth with 20 points in their kitty.Real Betis began the match in 16th place but produced an irresistible performance in becoming the first team to win at Barca’s home in any competition since 2016 and the first to score four goals there in 15 years.Barca’s defeat, at the hands of a team that had lost three of their previous four league outings, was compounded by the sending off of their midfielder Ivan Rakitic after 81 minutes.advertisementBetis’s livewire winger Junior gave the visitors a deserved lead in the 20th minute, finishing off a hugely impressive counter-attack that had started in their own penalty area.Captain Joaquin then doubled their lead in the 35th after another venture down the wing from Junior.FAMILY! #RBBlive #BarçaRealBetis Betis Balompié (@RealBetis_en) November 11, 2018Messi, back in action after a three-week absence with a broken arm, pulled Barca back into the game by converting a penalty midway through the second half.Yet Betis restored their two-goal cushion through Giovani Lo Celso with the help of an uncharacteristic error from Barca’s usually reliable goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen, who fumbled the shot into the net.Arturo Vidal quickly responded with a goal down the other end but Barca were suddenly left with 10 men when Croatian midfielder Rakitic was dismissed for a second booking.Former Real Madrid forward Sergio Canales soon made it 4-2 to Betis, sliding to the floor to knock in a pass from the electric Junior.Messi scored from close range in stoppage time but Betis hung on to clinch a first league win at the Nou Camp since 1998.”We will enjoy this victory and the joy and satisfaction we have given to Betis fans who follow their team every day, winning here and scoring four goals is something you will never forget,” said Betis coach Quique Setien.”When you come here, you always expect to suffer but we knew if we showed character and overcame the stress we could play well and have the ball, and Barca are a team that suffers without the ball and struggles to get it back.”The atmosphere at the Nou Camp at kick-off was lifted by the return of Messi, who broke his arm against Sevilla three weeks ago, even though the Catalans had since won four and drawn one of their five games without their all-time top scorer.The Argentinian came close to scoring in the opening minute but failed to properly connect with the ball and Betis quickly asserted themselves, seriously challenging Barcelona for ball possession, the rarest of sights for opponents at the Nou Camp.Betis had squandered several chances before Junior broke the deadlock although it took an outstanding save from visiting goalkeeper Pau Lopez, formerly of Barca’s neighbours Espanyol, to prevent Clement Lenglet from levelling before Joaquin made it 2-0.Barca coach Ernesto Valverde took off midfielder Arthur for Vidal at the start of the second half to give his side more dynamism but they continued to leak chances and Betis showed no remorse.”The problem was that we did not play well, we did not control the game and we kept on making mistakes which is why we were behind at halftime,” said the coach.”In the second half every time we scored and got back in the game they struck back immediately.”REAL MAINTAIN WINNING RUN UNDER SOLARI3 Make that four wins on the spin! #HalaMadrid Madrid C.F. (@realmadriden) November 11, 2018Karim Benzema gave the European champions the lead in the 20th minute with an irresistible piece of control and finish after a pinpoint pass from Luka Modric.The Frenchman was then instrumental in doubling the lead early in the second half, firing a shot which squirmed under goalkeeper Sergio Alvarez and over the line off Celta defender Gustavo Cabral.Real’s lead was far from comfortable, though, and Hugo Mallo pulled the home side back into the game with a well-taken volley on the hour mark which preceded a spell of heavy pressure from Celta.Madrid managed to ride it out and killed the game off as a contest with a late ‘Panenka’ penalty from captain Sergio Ramos and a thunderous strike from Dani Ceballos in stoppage time, although Brais Mendez struck a late consolation goal for Celta.While Real have yet to make a marked improvement in overall performances under former midfielder Solari, they have enjoyed far better fortunes than in the final weeks under Julen Lopetegui, who was sacked two weeks ago after the humiliating 5-1 defeat to Barcelona.The Spanish football federation’s regulations mean Solari will go from interim to permanent coach if Real do not appoint a long-term successor by the end of Monday, which would result in the Argentine being unable to resume duties as coach of their reserve side, Castilla.Solari would not reveal whether he has been given any indication of what decision president Florentino Perez will take in the next 24 hours, however.”The most important thing is to do whatever is necessary for the good of the team, nothing else matters,” he told reporters when asked if he expected to be given the job.Solari also heaped praise on Karim Benzema, who is so often the scapegoat whenever Madrid are struggling but who has been in fine form, having scored twice in the 5-0 drubbing of Viktoria Plzen in the Champions League in midweek.”They have all shown great personality, but especially Karim,” he added.”His first goal was spectacular, so typical of him, and the second is all down to him. He also made the team play, he created space, he defended. It was a complete performance from him.”(With Reuters inputs)last_img read more

We have no space anymore: CWG chief on shooting exclusion from 2022 Games despite India threat

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first_imgCommonwealth Games chief Louise Martin said shooting will not be part of the 2022 edition in Birmingham despite a threat by India to boycott the entire event in protest.Martin, the Commonwealth Games Federation president, told Britain’s Daily Telegraph newspaper that the decision to exclude shooting from the programme for the first time since 1974 had come down to a question of logistics.Shooting has been a high-yielding discipline for India with shooters accounting for 16 of the country’s 66 medals, including seven golds, at last year’s Gold Coast Games.Indian Olympic Association (IOA) president Narinder Batra suggested the country boycott the Birmingham Games in protest at the decision and last month sought approval from sports minister Kiren Rijiju for the move.”A sport has to earn the right to be in the Games,” Martin told the paper.”Shooting has never been a compulsory sport. We have to work through it but shooting will not be in the Games. We have no space anymore.”The IOA could not immediately be reached for comment.The Telegraph reported that Birmingham’s offer to hold two shooting events had been turned down by International Shooting Sport Federation, which wanted a full programme.The closest facility to Birmingham deemed capable by organisers of hosting a full shooting programme was in Bisley, Surrey, about 209 km (130 miles) away.Martin, the report added, would try and meet officials on the Indian side and also intended to speak to Britain’s sports minister, Nigel Adams.last_img read more

Whats Happening on the Dartmouth Waterfront

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first_imgWant to know what’s going on in your community and what’s planned for the Dartmouth Waterfront? A public information exhibition will be held Wednesday, March 5 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Alderney Landing Market. “This is an opportunity for the residents of Dartmouth to have access to information on what’s going on in their community,” said Bill Campbell, acting president, Waterfront Development Corporation Ltd. Exhibits will feature projects taking place in the community including the Dartmouth Harbourwalk Trail, Alderney 5 Geothermal Project, Dartmouth Cove Mural Art Project and HRM by Design. Representatives from Halifax Regional Municipality, Waterfront Development Corporation Ltd., Downtown Dartmouth Business Commission, Alderney Landing, Nova Scotia Community College, Dartmouth Harbourfront Trail Association and the Shubenacadie Canal Commission will answer questions from the public. For more information, contact Terry Drisdelle, Waterfront Development Corporation Ltd., at 422-5115 ext. 109, or e-mail .last_img read more

Montreal turns 375 but acknowledges that Tiohtiàke is much older

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first_img Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre Afnql Chief Ghislain Picard The Buffalo Hat Singers <> Chief Christine Zachary-Deom Mohawk Council of Kahnawake Tom FennarioAPTN National NewsMONTREAL – Chief Christine Zachary-Deom says she doesn’t get nervous when it comes to public speaking.But it’s also not every day she’s entrusted to speak Mohawk in front of the mayor, the premier of Quebec, the prime minister and hundreds of other dignitaries.“It was very difficult, one of the words was 13 syllables long, try not to stumble over that,” said Zachary-Deom, who’s from nearby Kahnawake Mohawk Territory.She spoke at a mass Wednesday in Montreal’s venerable Catholic bastion, Notre-Dame Basilica in old Montreal.The occasion was the 375th anniversary of the founding of the city, and the words were from the book of Sirach, a passage that Zarchary-Deom felt spoke to the occasion.“It celebrates the children of famous men, and there sitting in the audience were all these politicians who have grown up that way. And it celebrates the actions of their forefathers and what they’ve done, and how they’ve secured the way forward for their children,” said Zarchary-Deom.Following mass, the delicate notes of choir singing carried dignitaries outside to the Place-des-Armes, were they were greeted with the thumping drum circle of group The Buffalo Hat Singers. There Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made a point of recognizing First Nations contributions to Montreal.“We’re here today to pay tribute to founders of this city,” Trudeau said gesturing to a nearby statue of Paul Chomedey de Maisonneuve, “who decided to establish their colony on land whose importance had already been recognized by the Hochelaga people. It is because of their work, as well as the efforts of the settlers and Indigenous peoples who joined them that Montreal took its first steps as a city.”When the French settled here, it was already a metropolis and its name is Tiohtià:ke said Assembly of First Nations of Quebec & Labrador Chief Ghislain Picard at the same ceremony.“It’s the name the Mohawk gave it because it was an important territory, a place for gathering and trade for several First Nations. Permit me to also salute the unofficial founders that we have unfortunately forgotten over the course of time, these First Nations, notably my Mohawk brothers and sisters,” said Picard.As part of year-long 375th celebrations, Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre has recently declared Montreal to be the “Metropolis of Reconciliation”.“We must recognize that we are currently on traditional unceded Mohawk territory, we recognize also that, 375 years later, the consequences colonization had on Indigenous people,” said Coderre at the ceremony. “On this day that marks the 375th anniversary, we cannot re-write history, but we can certainly contribute to reconciliation between our peoples.”Among the things Montreal has planned is a redesign of its flag, which currently recognizes the French, Scottish, English, and Irish as founders of the city.“That flag will be ready in September,” said Zachary-Deom “I’m on the committee, I know it’s being taken very seriously in terms of what the symbolism will be.”For now Zachary-Deom intends to enjoy the day, and said she’s pleased with how far things of come.“You know, that building [Notre-Dame Basilica] we paid for. Kahnawake itself, in 1841 $4000 went into building that second tower. The Sulpicians knew we had some money, they asked to borrow it, when it came time to pay in back, the federal government stepped in and said ‘give it to us, we’ll redistribute it’. So I celebrate the place, I feel like it’s mine. I paid for it,” she said.last_img read more

Hachim Mastours Father Denies His Son Disappeared on Purpose

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Rabat – Abderrahim Mastour has denied media reports stating his son, Moroccan international football player Hachim Mastour, had disappeared, leaving his family and relatives in a worrying situation.Reports claimed Hachim Mastour had been missing since the beginning of the winter transfer season. Mastour’s father explained that his son sustained an injury in a championship match with his club Greek PAS Lamia on December 12.According to the father, the club neglected the player’s injury and refrained from assuming responsibility for covering medical care and pressured Mastour into playing other games, despite the pain. On December 22, the Atlas Lion had to travel to Italy to undergo a medical examination, paid for with his own money, indicated the father.However, Mastour’s father denied that his son was missing. read more

Societies must aid families to protect rights of persons with disabilities Ban

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15 May 2007Marking the International Day of Families, celebrated today, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on the international community to assist families to empower and enrich the lives of the persons with disabilities in their households. Marking the International Day of Families, celebrated today, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on the international community to assist families to empower and enrich the lives of the persons with disabilities in their households.“On this International Day of Families, let us dedicate ourselves to enabling the family, the most basic unit of society, to fulfil its role in ensuring that persons with disabilities enjoy full human rights and dignity, and flourish as individuals,” Mr. Ban said, introducing this year’s theme for the Day, “Families and Persons with Disabilities.” He said that, for many persons with disabilities, the family is already a source of empowerment, while others experience their family as overly protective, restrictive or a source of shame or even abuse. Citing the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, adopted by the General Assembly in December 2006, Mr. Ban noted that families should be given protection and assistance so they can contribute towards the full and equal enjoyment of the rights of persons with disabilities.In article 23 of the Convention, governments agreed to protect persons with disabilities against discrimination in matters relating to marriage, relationships and the family. They also agreed to ensure the equal rights of children with disabilities with respect to family life, and to ensure that children with disabilities are not separated from their families against their will, except when necessary for the best interests of the child.Should the immediate family be unable to care for a child with disabilities, governments agreed to undertake every effort to provide alternative care within the wider family or, failing that, within the community in a family setting, the Convention states. read more

Number of Sudanese returnees from Uganda in 2009 tops 20000 – UN

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The number of Sudanese refugees returning home from Uganda this year with the assistance of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) topped the 20,000 mark today.This brings the total number of people helped home by UNHCR since the signing of the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA), which ended Sudan’s long-running north-south civil war, to nearly 150,000, including 85,000 from Uganda. An additional 160,000 others have repatriated on their own from neighbouring countries.“We are very pleased to see the steady increase in the number of Sudanese returning to their country,” said Stefano Severe, UNHCR Representative in Sudan, adding that the agency looks forward to helping many more repatriate.Last year saw the return of 42,000 Sudanese refugees from Uganda, compared to just 17,000 in 2007. Thousands more of the 50,000 Sudanese still in Uganda are expected to return before the end of the year. 23 April 2009The number of Sudanese refugees returning home from Uganda this year with the assistance of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) topped the 20,000 mark today. read more

ICE Futures Canada Wednesday Canola prices mostly higher barley unchanged

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WINNIPEG — ICE Futures Canada closing prices:Canola: Nov. ’17 unchanged $497.20; Jan. ’18 $0.10 lower $503.90; March ’18 $0.20 lower $510.50; May ’18 $0.10 higher $513.60; July ’18 $0.40 lower $513.60; Nov. ’18 $3.30 higher $487.00; Jan. ’19 $3.30 higher $488.70; March ’19 $3.30 higher $491.40; May ’19 $3.30 higher $491.40; July ’19 $3.30 higher $491.40; Nov. ’19 $3.30 higher $491.40.Barley (Western): Oct. ’17 unchanged $145.00; Dec. ’17 unchanged $148.00; March ’18 unchanged $151.00; May ’18 unchanged $151.00; July ’18 unchanged $151.00; Oct. ’18 unchanged $151.00; Dec. ’18 unchanged $151.00; March ’19 unchanged $151.00; May ’19 unchanged $151.00; July ’19 unchanged $151.00; Oct. ’19 unchanged $151.00.Wednesday’s estimated volume of trade: 481,060 tonnes of canola; 0 tonnes of barley (Western Barley). Total: 481,060. read more

Most States have failed to keep promises made at 1996 Habitat forum

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Miloon Kathari said that, in spite of reaffirmations of the right to adequate housing both within the UN human rights system and in national legislation, its implementation and realization were far from reality for the majority of the world’s poor. He noted that the UN’s Global Report on Human Settlements had given a “very grave picture” of the state of housing and living conditions across the world. At the 1996 Second UN Conference on Human Settlements, also known as “Habitat II,” Governments had given repeated recognition of housing as a distinct human right in the Istanbul Declaration and the Habitat Agenda – the plan of action in which Governments reaffirmed their commitments to “full and progressive realization of the right to adequate housing as provided for in international instruments.”However, Mr. Kathari said, “most States have failed to implement the Habitat Agenda and are in fact now backing away and giving up on the responsibilities that they had collectively assumed in Istanbul.”Elaborating on the type of housing that people were forced to live in, Mr. Kathari cited slums and squatter settlements, old buses, shipping containers, pavements, railway platforms, streets, road side embankments, cellars, staircases, rooftops, elevator enclosures, cages, cardboard boxes, plastic sheets, and tin shelters. Many of those forms of housing could be found in New York, the very city where “Istanbul + 5” was taking place, he said. “If we acknowledge this global reality and the assault on the dignity of people and entire communities, it is clear that only the human rights paradigm in general, and a housing and land rights approach in particular, can offer the radical and systemic solutions to this crisis.”The Special Rapporteur’s comments to the press were made as the General Assembly special session – also known as “Istanbul + 5” – continued its deliberations. This morning’s debate focused on the combination of successes and obstacles of individual countries, primarily in the developing world, in meeting the twin goals of the Habitat Agenda: adequate shelter for all and sustainable human settlements development. The dramatic urbanization of the world’s population, and the pitfalls associated with its rapid pace, dominated the debate. read more

IsraelHizbollah war showed need for a wider Middle East accord Annan

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“Throughout my visit almost every leader I met felt that Lebanon was a wake-up call and we should really focus on stabilizing the situation…and the relations between Lebanon and Israel, but not stop there, build on from there to deal with other conflicts in the region: in Palestine, the Golan Heights,” he told a news conference in New York.Mr. Annan, who last week returned from an 11-day trip to the region that included stops in Lebanon, Israel, Syria and elsewhere, also reiterated his belief that these countries are fully supporting Security Council resolution 1701 that ended the month of fighting on 14 August.“I was really encouraged by the seriousness with which Governments are pressing ahead with implementation [of the resolution]. In both Lebanon and Israel I left convinced that the governments are determined to implement the resolution,” he said, noting that the “ceasefire has held and is holding.”In a related development on the ground in Lebanon, the UN Interim Force (UNIFIL) said today that Lebanese troops had begun moving into the general areas of Al Qusayr, Al Qantarah, At Tayyabah, Markaba and the areas west of Hula following the continued Israeli withdrawal.UNIFIL also said that it now has almost 4,000 troops from 10 countries in its theatre of operations, while a battalion from Spain – initially made up of around 650 troops – will arrive later this week at the southern port of Tyre. As part of resolution 1701, the UN force will be increased to a maximum strength of 15,000.The UN’s Interim Maritime Task Force is also continuing to assist the Lebanese Navy in monitoring the sea border, and now has eight vessels on patrol (five from Italy, and one each from France, Greece and the United Kingdom).At the request of the Lebanese Government, a group of UNIFIL military, police, customs and border experts has also started to review security measures at other entry points in the country, and these experts are working closely with local forces.The group began today with a tour of the Beirut seaport, led by Hassan Korajtem, the president and Director General of the port and Talal Mahd Itani, the regional customs manager. They were shown how Lebanon keeps track of incoming ships, identifies containers and verifies contents. read more

Petronas group applies for LNG export licence for its proposed BC project

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VICTORIA – Plans by Malaysian national oil company Petronas to export liquefied natural gas from northern British Columbia to Asia moved forward Friday with the company submitting an export application with Canada’s National Energy Board.Pacific NorthWest LNG, backed by a 90-per-cent interest by Petronas, said in a statement the company wants to export up to 19.68 million tonnes of LNG per year for 25 years from a proposed export facility at Port Edward, B.C., near Prince Rupert.Pacific NorthWest president Greg Kist said in the statement the proposed facility represents an investment of $9 billion to $11 billion and will create up to 3,500 direct jobs during construction and create between 200 and 300 full-time jobs.He said the company will not make its final investment decision until next year, but if it goes ahead Pacific NorthWest plans to start exporting LNG by 2019.“While we continue our work to reach a final investment decision in late 2014, we believe that our project has all of the key components of a successful, world-class LNG development,” said Kist in a statement.The NEB has already issued three LNG export permits for other B.C. proposals and is reviewing two others, not including the recent Pacific NorthWest LNG application.The three NEB export permits include a 20-year export licence approved in February 2012 for the Kitimat-area Douglas Channel Energy project. A 20-year licence was granted in October 2011 to Kitimat LNG, and LNG Canada received an export licence in February 2013.Some of the companies involved in the three proposals with approved export permits include Shell, Chevron and Apache.The NEB is also reviewing LNG export-permit applications from a British Gas proposal near Prince Rupert and an Imperial Oil and Exxon/Mobil proposal.B.C. Premier Christy Clark said LNG developments have the potential to transform the province’s economy, producing revenues that could ultimately help wipe out the province’s debt, pegged at about $62 billion.She said LNG developments, which include extracting natural gas from northeastern B.C. and building pipelines to the province’s northwest coast where the gas will be frozen and loaded onto tankers bound for Asia, represents an economic opportunity worth an estimated $1 trillion and the potential to create 100,000 jobs.“By increasing the demand and reach of our natural-gas sector, we will create jobs, strengthen our economy and put British Columbia on a prosperous path to a debt-free future,” said Clark in a statement.B.C.’s desired LNG windfall is forecast to top up Clark’s proposed Prosperity Fund, which she said could raise $100 billion over 30 years.Clark’s jobs plan has forecast one pipeline and LNG terminal in operation by 2015 and three others up and running by 2020.The NEB is an independent federal regulator of Canada’s energy, and its purpose is to regulate pipelines, energy development and trade in the Canadian public interest. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Canadian Press Posted Jul 5, 2013 4:00 pm MDT Petronas group applies for LNG export licence for its proposed B.C. project read more

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

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AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Most actively traded companies on the TSX by The Canadian Press Posted Sep 11, 2014 4:45 pm MDT Some of the most active companies traded Wednesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (15,471.89, down 64.92 points):B2Gold Corp. (TSX:BTO). Miner. Down six cents, or 2.47 per cent, to $2.37 on 4.6 million shares.Yamana Gold Inc. (TSX:YRI). Miner. Down four cents, or 0.50 per cent, to $8.00 on 3.1 million shares.TransCanada Corp. (TSX:TRP). Oil and gas. Down $1.06, or 1.74 per cent, to $59.95 on three million shares.Suncor Energy Inc. (TSX:SU). Oil and gas. Down 49 cents, or 1.12 per cent, to $43.18 on 2.5 million shares.OceanaGold Corp. (TSX:OGC). Miner. Down six cents, or 2.31 per cent, to $2.54 on 2.3 million shares.Encana Corp. (TSX:ECA). Oil and gas. Down 54 cents, or 2.12 per cent, to $24.96 on 2.3 million shares.Companies reporting major news:Bank of Montreal (TSX:BMO). Bank. Up six cents, or 0.07 per cent, to $84.30 on 819,895 shares. The company has lowered its five-year fixed mortgage rate to 2.99 per cent from 3.29 per cent. The rate, good until the end of the month, is lowest currently offered by Canada’s big banks. read more

UN condemns deadly attack on peacekeepers in Central African Republic

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“Attacks against United Nations peacekeepers may constitute a war crime,” Mr. Guterres said through his spokesperson yesterday on the attack perpetrated by suspected anti-Balaka elements against a convoy of the UN Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission (MINUSCA) on 8 May. He called on the CAR authorities to investigate the attack – executed on the Rafai-Bangassou axis, in the country’s south east – in order to swiftly bring those responsible to justice. Mr. Guterres offered his deepest condolences to the bereaved families and the Governments of the concerned troop contributing countries, and wished a swift recovery to the wounded. The Secretary-General also reiterated his support to the actions of MINUSCA to protect civilians and stabilise the Central African Republic, and called “on all parties to heed President Faustin Archange Touadéra’s call to cease violence and work together towards the stability of the country.”Later in the day, the members of the UN Security Council also condemned the attack and also expressed their deepest condolences and sympathy to the families of the victims, and their deepest sympathy to the families of the peacekeepers injured and the peacekeeper missing, as well as to Cambodia, Morocco, and to MINUSCA. They wished the injured a speedy recovery.In a press statement, the Council urged the Central African Republic authorities to continue the search for the missing peacekeeper from MINUSCA. Strongly condemning all attacks and provocations against MINUSCA by armed groups, the Council also reiterated that such attacks may constitute war crimes. Clashes between the mainly Muslim Séléka rebel coalition and anti-Balaka militia, which are mostly Christian, plunged the country of 4.5 million people into civil conflict in 2013. Also today, President of the UN General Assembly Peter Thomson arrived in CAR “to show solidarity with our United Nations people on the ground, particularly our peacekeepers.” VIDEO: UN General Assembly President Peter Thomson pays visit to wounded peacekeepers in Central African Republic. Credit: UN News Accompanied by the President of the National Assembly, Karim Meckassoua, the Prime Minister, Simplice Sarandji and the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of MINUSCA, Parfait Onanga-Anyanga, Mr. Thomson went to MINUSCA’s military hospital to visit the bedside of the UN peacekeepers that were wounded during the attack on their convoy. According to the Mission, Mr. Thomson, on behalf of the Organization, took the opportunity to salute the dedication of peacekeepers engaged in all theatres of operation in the name of peace. He went on to not that he is in CAR to spread the word on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), “but I’m also here I think you will hear from me those strong messages on sustainable development and on the solidarity that we have with what the UN mission is here.” General Assembly President Peter Thomson along with National Assembly President Karim Meckassoua, Prime Minister Simplice Sarandji and Head of MINUSCA Parfait Onanga-Anyanga visit wounded UN peacekeepers. Photos: Claude Adrien De Mun/MINUSCA ‹ › “The United Nations is here to help with the recovery of Central Africa, and I’m here to underline that role that the United Nations has here,” he added. read more

Dying mothers heartbreaking letter to daughter found 15 years after it went

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first_imgHowever, Gordon Draper, owner of Bondgate Books in Bishop Auckland, was recently looking through a pile of books in his shop when he discovered an envelope – which contained the letter and a photo of Lisa and Bethany.Mr Draper returned the letter to Ms Gash, after BBC Tees helped track her down.”I can’t emphasise how pleased I am,” he said. “Absolutely amazed.”The letter says: “If your dad is reading this to you it is because I have died and gone to heaven to live with the angels.”I will always be in the sky making sure you are alright and watching over you so when you see a bright star, like in the nursery rhyme Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, that’s me. The letter Credit:PA “I will always love you and don’t let anyone tell you it’s wrong to talk about me because it’s not.”Don’t forget me because I’ll always be your mam.”Ms Gash told reporters  that getting the letter back meant “absolutely the world” to her. Credit:PAcenter_img A letter written by a dying mother to her six-year-old daughter has been found in a second-hand bookshop in County Durham – 15 years after it went missing.Lisa Gash wrote the letter to her young daughter Bethany shortly before her death from cystic fibrosis in 2001.Bethany’s father Ian read the letter to her after her mother’s death, but it had since gone missing. “I think it was possibly put in a book for safe keeping, but it has been discarded when we moved,” said Ms Gash, now 21 and working as a customer service adviser from Ferryhill.”I didn’t think there would be a chance of ever seeing it again.” Lisa and Bethany 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.last_img read more

Abandoned mines to create green energy

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first_imgWater found in disused coal mines has been identified as a new source of renewable energy for the UK, following a two-year study by Nottingham Trent University. In conjunction with renewable energy firm Alkane Energy, research has established that thermal energy found in groundwater in mines – which is naturally lukewarm due to ground heat – can be condensed and used to heat or cool buildings above the ground. This is similar to the work being done in the USA by Michigan Technological University, as posted to this website on April 13.“In a way we may never have previously envisaged, coal mines could once again be used to provide warmth to thousands of homes across the UK,” said Professor Amin Al-Habaibeh, of the School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment, who led the study. “But the key difference between yesteryear and tomorrow is that we now have the ability to harness their energy potential in a completely sustainable way.”The technology is based on the use of a ground source heat pump system which takes the water from the mine shaft and pumps it to the surface where the latent thermal energy is extracted using a heat exchanger. Thereafter a heat pump is used to produce a much higher temperature than the original mine water by condensing the energy and circulating it in a separate central heating-type system. The cooler groundwater is then returned to the mine where it becomes lukewarm again via ground heat.For the purposes of the study, the Coal Authority provided Alkane Energy with permission to explore redundant mines over a 30 km area with the potential to produce enough energy to heat around 45,000 homes.The system also was tested at the former Markham Colliery, northeast Derbyshire, where the abstracted heat was used in an industrial building owned by Alkane.The project was funded by Innovate UK and the research findings were presented at the global Applied Energy Conference, in Abu Dhabi, March 28-31.Among the findings were that for periods when solar or wind energy is insufficient to power the ground source heat pump, the technology could still be four times more efficient when running on mains electricity than a modern gas boiler with 90% efficiency rating.Al-Habaibeh has also developed with the research team and his students a small scale simulator of the technology for educational purposes (pictured).Keith Parker, the Project Director at Alkane Energy, added: “Alkane has traditionally utilised gas contained in disused coal mines to power its core electricity generation business. The utilisation of heat from mine water gives rise to a further opportunity to make use of the mines to provide green, sustainable energy to homes and businesses in the UK.”last_img read more

RV owners protest law that bans sleeping in vehicles overnight

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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) – A new law in San Diego, makes it illegal to sleep in a car or RV overnight.Today, that ordinance came under fire by people who say the city of San Diego is making criminals out of people who have to live in their cars. RV owners protest law that bans sleeping in vehicles overnight July 17, 2019 KUSI Newsroom Posted: July 17, 2019center_img KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Updated: 9:22 PMlast_img read more

Pangea Motors moving to rollout

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first_imgLeaders of the largest transportation organization in the Philippines swept into Vancouver on Friday to check the progress of a local company’s efforts to revolutionize urban mass transportation in the island nation.Members of Pasang Masda said they liked what they saw inside Pangea Motors’ 8,000-square-foot design center on Jefferson Street. Pangea, which designs and builds the Comet — a 16-passenger electric van — has an agreement to supply Pasang Masda with 10,000 of the vehicles over three years for use on the congested streets of Manila.Pasang Masda officials said they’ve secured key approvals from government officials in their home country to begin modernizing the transportation group’s fleet of diesel urban transport vehicles, known as jeepneys. The training of drivers to operate the Comet is underway, they said, and they see the zero-emissions vehicle as a partial solution to global warming.“It’s a start,” said Rogel Fernandez, national coordinator for Pasang Masda. He said the tens of thousands of jeepneys in Manila, home to some 14 million people, produce as much as 75 percent of the city’s air pollution.Ken Montler, CEO of GET International, which markets the Comet for Pangea, and Pangea CEO Michael Hippert were on hand Friday to show the group from the Philippines how they’re preparing to roll out the Comet in the first quarter of 2014.last_img read more

Summit Ascent delays Phase 2 launch at Tigre de Cristal to late

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first_imgHong Kong-listed Summit Ascent Holdings Limited has delayed the Phase 2 opening of its Russian integrated resort Tigre de Cristal by almost 12 months to the “latter half” of 2020.Providing a business update as part of its 2018 Interim Report, released on Monday, Summit Ascent said that it had made major alterations to the design of Tigre de Cristal Phase 2 following the departure of former Chairman and majority shareholder Lawrence Ho – who sold off his entire stake in the company in December. Load More Summit Ascent to raise almost HK$300 million for Russian IR expansion via share placement Summit Ascent completes HK$297 million fundraising exercise for Russian IR expansion As a result, “We now target an opening of the first stage of our Phase II property in the latter half of 2020,” the company said. “We are currently finalizing design and financing options so that we can commence construction in the spring of 2019.”Summit Ascent also made reference to a noticeable acceleration in construction by other future IR operators in Primorye – namely NagaCorp and Diamond Fortune Holdings – which it expects to provide considerable benefits for all once complete.“Assuming that our own Phase II project and the other future operators’ development plans remain on track, we may see the benefits of a ‘cluster’ effect as early as 2021,” it said.Summit Ascent announced earlier this month that it was turning its focus away from junkets and towards developing its own premium mass business following increasing pressure from agents requesting higher rebates. RelatedPosts VIP, slots growth at Tigre de Cristal sees Summit Ascent profits soar in 1H19last_img read more