Could Torontos fight against Ontario lead to independence

first_imgIn today’s Big Story podcast, becoming a Charter City is not the same thing as seceding from Ontario. But it’s close: A legislative move that would give the city far more control of its own governance and finances. A community meeting about the possibility last week packed a large church to the bursting point and drew standing ovations for councillors vowing to take the fight to Premier Doug Ford.The barriers to this move are significant: Cities in Canada have almost no power, and it’s hard to imagine Ford agreeing to give Toronto its independence. But what about the next government? What if this becomes an election issue, as the group behind the movement is aiming for? And in the meantime, how do cities with no power fight back against their provincial overlords?GUEST: Jennifer Pagliaro, City Hall reporter, Toronto StarAudio Playerhttps://media.blubrry.com/thebigstory/s/rogers-aod.leanstream.co/rogers/thebigstory_dai/tbs_06272019_dai.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.You can subscribe to The Big Story podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google and SpotifyYou can also find it at thebigstorypodcast.ca.last_img read more

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Soccer Star Mix Diskerud Joins Nothing But Nets Campaign

first_imgThis week, the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign announced a new Champion in the fight against malaria.Professional soccer player Mix Diskerud has joined the campaign, committing to donate 20 life-saving anti-malaria bed nets for every goal he makes during the Major League Soccer regular season and during U.S. Men’s National Team games. In addition, he’ll donate 10 nets for every assist and $5 for each hat sold from his online company, MixLids.Every two minutes, a child dies from malaria. Nothing But Nets works closely with its UN partners across sub-Saharan Africa to ensure vulnerable populations including children, refugees, and families displaced by conflict are protected from this deadly disease.“Soccer is all about finding the back of the net, but there are nets in another part of the world that mean the difference between life and death,” said Diskerud. “I’m proud to team up with Nothing But Nets to protect families from malaria.”Diskerud joins a team of professional and Olympic athletes who all support the Nothing But Nets campaign, raising awareness and funds to help fight malaria. He first learned of the campaign through its partnership with Athletes For Hope, a nonprofit organization that inspires, educates, and connects athletes to charitable causes throughout the world. MLS WORKS, Major League Soccer’s community outreach initiative, is a founding partner of Nothing But Nets, and encourages players, teams, and fans to get involved.“Sports are part of our campaign’s DNA, and they are how so many of our supporters connect with our mission of fighting malaria,” said Margaret Reilly McDonnell, Director of Nothing But Nets. “As part of our family of athlete Champions, Mix Diskerud will advocate and raise awareness to help us protect those most vulnerable to this preventable disease.”Today, there are more than 50 million refugees and families displaced by violence around the world – and 60 percent of them live in areas where malaria is transmitted. Malaria is a major threat to refugees – it is a leading cause of illness and death in many African countries, including those where Nothing But Nets and its UN partners work. Last year, the campaign launched The Million Nets Pledge to protect refugee families from malaria with one million nets by 2016. This ambitious two-year goal aims to raise $10 million to protect vulnerable people fleeing violence, particularly in Central Africa.Now in its tenth year, the Nothing But Nets campaign boasts hundreds of thousands of supporters – from students to athletes to entertainers – who all help to protect families on another continent from the threat of malaria. Fans can get involved to help Mix and Nothing But Nets in the fight against this deadly disease. Visit NothingButNets.net/Mix to send a net and help save a live, or MixLids.com to purchase a hat.last_img read more

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Brock wine conference

It was a perfect day weather-wise for some wine tasting in Niagara.On Wednesday, wine lovers were given the rare chance to join winemakers — grape growers and industry experts — at “The Riesling Experience Conference”.As Kate Carnegie reports, the Niagara wine business is thriving and also it’s getting world wide attention.00:00:00 | 00:00:00::Projekktor V1.3.09

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TSX higher for 5th straight day on soaring Valeant shares Nasdaq sets

by Linda Nguyen, The Canadian Press Posted Aug 9, 2016 9:29 am MDT Last Updated Aug 9, 2016 at 3:42 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TSX higher for 5th straight day on soaring Valeant shares; Nasdaq sets record TORONTO – Traders looked to corporate earnings for direction Tuesday as the Toronto stock market advanced for a fifth straight day, while shares in Quebec drugmaker Valeant Pharmaceuticals soared.The S&P/TSX composite index climbed 45.61 points to 14,801.23. The health-care sector led advancers, jumping by six per cent, followed by notable gains in consumer staples and gold stocks.Valeant (TSX:VRX) saw its stock rise by nearly 25 per cent, adding $7.37 to $36.88, after the company confirmed that it plans on sticking to its earnings guidance despite reporting a wider second-quarter loss.The company’s share price is still far below its 52-week high of $333.44 a year ago, when it was one of Canada’s most valuable publicly traded companies.Meanwhile, indices in New York were mostly flat amid a dearth of economic news.The Dow Jones industrial average was up 3.76 points at 18,533.05 while the broader S&P 500 composite index was ahead 0.85 points to 2,181.74.The tech-heavy Nasdaq composite set an all-time record, settling at 5,225.48, a rise of 12.34 points.Todd Mattina, chief economist with Mackenzie Investments, says traders have been confident in North American stock markets lately because of easy monetary policies from global central banks.The notion that stimulus will continue to flow was supported again on Tuesday after China released weak consumer price figures, inciting expectations that the country may inject more stimulus into its economy.“There’s speculation that in China stimulus will be needed over the course of the year,” said Mattina.China’s consumer price index rose 1.8 per cent last month over a year earlier, slower than June’s 1.9 per cent.The July figure is the third monthly drop in a row since April, when the consumer price index reached its highest level since July 2014.It also was below the government’s three-per-cent inflation target. The news came a day after China reported exports fell in July and increased investors’ expectations of more stimulus measures from Beijing to soften the economy’s slowdown.Mattina noted that Chinese stimulus may help commodity prices, including copper, if the money goes towards major infrastructure projects.September copper contracts fell a cent to US$2.15 a pound, while December gold contracts rose $5.40 to US$1,346.70 an ounce. September natural gas fell 13 cents to US$2.61.The Canadian dollar was able to chalk up a gain, adding 0.23 of a cent to 76.20 cents US despite lower crude prices.The September crude contract was down 25 cents at US$42.77 per barrel as hopes of a possible production cap or cut from OPEC faded away.Crude prices had rallied on Monday, after the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries said it will hold a meeting of oil ministers in September, two months ahead of schedule.The move was seen as unusual because the group rarely comes together outside of regularly scheduled meetings, leading investors to speculate about a possible impending output freeze.— With files from The Associated PressFollow @LindaNguyenTO on Twitter. read more

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Facing another tough winter Brock scientists help grape growers prepare for fight

Jim Willerth collects samples of grape vines for CCOVI’s VineAlert program. Amid new predictions for another deep-freeze winter, scientists at Brock University are taking steps to help Ontario grape growers avoid millions of dollars worth of cold-weather damage.Brock’s Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute (CCOVI) has reinstituted VineAlert, a program that measures the cold hardiness of grapevines and warns growers when to turn on their frost-fighting wind machines. As another tool, CCOVI is also partnering with Ontario Grape and Wine Research Inc. (OGWRI) to produce a best-practices manual to help growers avoid devastating injury to grapevines.This comes as a new economic impact study says VineAlert helps Ontario’s grape industry avoid up to $13.8 million in lost sales from a single severe cold weather event, as well as $11.7 million in lost sales while damaged vines recover in subsequent years, and $29.1 million in vine renewal and replacement costs.The study by the Goodman School of Business consulting group also found that, last winter alone, VineAlert helped growers save as much as $2.3 million in fuel costs just by knowing when it was not necessary to turn on their wind machines.Ontario’s $3.3-billion grape and wine sector represents half of the Canadian industry, and CCOVI director Debbie Inglis says preventing winter injury is a constant concern.“It only takes one cold event where vines are not protected, and you can have serious crop loss and ongoing costs associated with that loss,” she said. “Our cold hardiness program gives growers the knowledge to make informed decisions, which results in savings of time and money.”Niagara-on-the-Lake grape grower Trevor Falk says VineAlert helps local growers by providing distinct information for different micro-climates within a single Ontario region.“To have research done on representative vineyards is invaluable when making business decisions in the vineyard regarding wind machine use,” said Falk.VineAlert tracks a grape bud’s ability to survive severe cold during the dormant season from October to April, signalling at what temperature different varieties would sustain damage.“The key is to know when to turn on a wind machine, to warm up the local air so the vine never experiences the cold temperatures,” said Inglis. “You cannot tell that just by looking at the vine. We actually go out and sample buds from grapevines, bring them back and use our freezer systems to measure how cold tolerant they are before they die.”Besides considering the vine variety and vineyard location, VineAlert researchers also factor in the conditions and lateness of the preceding growing season, and how deep into the winter a cold snap is occurring.“If a vine’s cold hardiness in autumn has been delayed due to a late start in the spring growing season, or a cool growing season like we had this year, then a minus-15 spell in late November has more impact than a minus-15 event two months later.”Beyond economic savings, there are social and environmental gains from knowing when wind machines are required. Benefits include noise reduction in areas where vineyards border urban developments, and reduced running time for wind machine engines.CCOVI scientist Jim Willwerth, supported by colleagues Kevin Ker and Inglis, developed the new best-practices manual, which is based on five years of cold-hardiness research.VineAlert is currently supported through funding from the Grape Growers of Ontario and the Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation’s (MRI) Ontario Research Fund’s Research Excellence program. Funding from MRI and OGWRI supported the development of the best practices guide and the VineAlert database. read more

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Developing Health and Safety in mines

first_imgAccording to Global Mine Design Ltd: “The phrase ‘Zero Harm’ is a widely used strapline throughout the mining industry as we try to combat having reached, statistically at least, a safety plateau. Internationally the number of injuries recorded decreased from 3,138 in 2015 to 2,662 in 2016, but this rate has slowed compared to previous years. The major causes of fatalities were still fall-of-ground incidents at 33%; slip and fall, falls from heights and fires together accounted for 21% and transport factors accounted for 14%.Global Mine Design Ltd says it is working to positively change the approach to mine design. “Our approach, of using integrated monitoring networks to reinforce safe working conditions and provide input for ongoing data-driven mine planning decisions, is based on experience we’ve gained from years of monitoring excavation response in challenging active ground conditions. Our expertise is used to help mine sites design ground support systems and create safe work protocols.”When talking about Health and Safety in general it would be fair to shine the spotlight on South Africa, where the legacy from earlier attitudes to worker safety still resonates in the drive to continually improve safe mining conditions. The South African Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) shows fatalities falling from 112 in 2012 to 93 in 2013, 84 in 2014 and 77 in 2015; 73 deaths were recorded in 2016.Warren Beech (Head of Mining at Hogan Lovells in Johannesburg, South Africa), in his recent interview with Mining Weekly, explained his belief that two major factors are behind poor health and safety performance in South Africa’s mining industry: “The primary issue is behaviour – the attitude and approach to health and safety at mining operations. The key to addressing behaviour is internalising a sense of safety. Health and safety at mines needs to go beyond implementation on site only, and needs to be embedded as common practice by all mine staff [regardless of whether they are at home or at work]. For example, vehicle speed limits, although mostly adhered to at mine sites, are quickly disregarded as soon as personnel leave the site, as enforcement is drastically reduced and the threat of being caught is less probable.”He adds: The second issue is the general instability in the mining sector, which affects the morale of mine management and staff, including political insecurity nationally and job insecurity as well as general commercial insecurity in the mining industry, with depressed commodity prices and variable demand from the once thriving primary markets… The mines went through major restructuring as a result of the international commodities downturn . . . in terms of demand and prices. Restructuring impacts on work teams, including supervision, the sense of camaraderie and smooth workflow.”Global Mine Design believes it can see elements of these issues throughout the global mining industry. In the UK, for example, the Health and Safety Executive published revised Mines Regulations in 2014 with emphasis on producing a single, modern set of regulations that are focussed on the control of risks from major hazards in mines. This is a timely update of the regulations, with the recent opening of Wolf Minerals’ Drakelands Mine and several other exciting mining prospects in the UK, such as Strongbow Exploration’s work to re-open the South Crofty tin mine in Cornwall, and Galantas Gold Corporation’s expansion of the Cavanacaw Mine in Northern Ireland. In Canada, the Ontario Ministry of Labour published a Mining Health, Safety and Prevention Review in March 2015 that focussed on continuous improvement of occupational health and safety needs in the mining sector.So, while great inroads are being made in terms of legislation and policy making, there is a long journey between legislation and ‘boots on the ground’ worker safety. “Global Mine Design always has an eye for the practical application of safe, economic, and productive mine design, and part of that comes from seeing the implementation of safety practices across multiple mining jurisdictions around the world.”Global Mine Design gets involved with Mine Standards in three very important ways. “As auditors, we help mines review their current Ground Control Management and Mine Design standards to determine if they are up to date and effective in the workforce; if standards need improving, we help the site adopt Change Management procedures to track important changes in protocols. As technical and subject matter experts we help mines understand the critical and influential ground conditions and material properties that influence the rockmass response to mining; understanding how the mine may respond to the extraction plan allows the risks and benefits associated with different options to be considered before committing. As members of Technical Advisory Committees in various mining jurisdictions around the world our staff help share best practice; technical groups and committees are critical to feed ideas and information amongst peers – communication of good and bad experiences helps raise the overall standard of mine safety standards.”last_img read more

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Lasse Boesen SG Flensburg I am surprised with change of coach

Sports Director of SG Flensburg, Ljubomir Vranjes takes over coach seat from Per Carlen, who finished his session in German TOP club due mutual agreement.  That was a surprise for one of the best player of the team, left back, Lasse Boesen:– We have not received any explanation from the club about why he was fired, and it is a surprise to all of us.  We will see on Sunday, if that will have a negative effect or not against Rhein Neckar Lowen. – explains Lasse Boesen to HBOLD.dk. Lasse BoesenLjubomir VranjesPer CarlenSG Flensburg ← Previous Story Carlen leaves – Vranjes new Flensburg coach Next Story → Jonas Kallman thinking about “OFF” from Sweden read more

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Slovenia Maribor threw Cimos Koper out from Championship race

Maribor Branik beat Cimos Koper 33:31 (14:13) and let one of the biggest favorite for the title in Slovenia, six points behind the leader Gorenje Velenje. Simon Razgor was the top scorer in winning team with 10 goals, while Matjaz Brumen scored equal number of goals for home team – Cimos Koper.RESULTS – ROUND 18:Gorenje Velenje : Krka 35:22 (17:9)Trimo Trebnje : Sevnica 33:27 (19:12)Cimos Koper : Maribor Branik 31:33 (13:14)SVIŠ Ivančna Gorica : Istrabenz plini Izola 27:22 (14:12)Krško : Celje PL 17:27 (8:17)Ribnica Riko hiše : Jeruzalem Ormož 36:30 (18:12)STANDING:1. Gorenje Velenje 18  – 342. Celje Pivovarna Laško 18 – 313. Cimos Koper 18 – 284. Maribor Branik 18 – 265. Trimo Trebnje 17 – 186. Krka 18 – 177. SVIŠ Pekarna Grosuplje 18 – 158. Ribnica Riko hiše 18 – 149. Istrabenz Plini Izola 17 – 1210. Jeruzalem Ormož 18 – 1011. Sevnica 18 – 612. Krško 18 – 3 ← Previous Story Julija Nikolic set to join ZRK Vardar next season Next Story → “Who is this beauty? Do you know Anastasia Arhovatskaya? (VIDEO) Cimos KoperMaribor Branik read more

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Tánaiste and Howlin insist James Reilly is doing a very good job

first_img“He is doing a very good job in leading that reform and he has the full support of the government in doing so,” Gilmore said of Reilly.Meanwhile, Howlin told reporters he has “confidence in James” saying he is doing his job “very well” and has the full support of every member of the Cabinet:Videos: Nicky Ryan at Government BuildingsLike politics? Then why not ‘Like’ TheJournal.ie’s Politics page?Read: “I think it’s a bit rich of Mícheál Martin”- James Reilly resists calls to resignRead: James Reilly should resign as Minister for Health – FFHayes: I have absolute confidence in Minister Reilly’s ability http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=00B6VP31ttkTHE TÁNAISTE EAMON Gilmore and Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin have this morning given strong backing to the embattled Health Minister James Reilly.Speaking on their way into a Cabinet meeting at Government Buildings, both Labour ministers said that Reilly is doing a good job in the health service.Gilmore said that the government is undertaking “major reform of the health service” at a time of great financial constraint.last_img read more

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Social Welfare and Pensions Bill passes second stage in Dáil

first_imgTONIGHT TDS VOTED to pass the the Social Welfare and Pensions Bill in its second stage by 79 votes t0 44.The bill, which contains some €225 million in cuts including a reduction in jobseekers’ allowance for young people and a cut in maternity benefit for some women, will now move to committee stage.There was fierce debate in the Dáil chamber tonight with Sinn Féin TD Aengus Ó’Snódaigh kicking up a fuss when the vote was called and accusing the government of trying to rush the bill through.Earlier today Fianna Fáil’s social protection spokesperson Willie O’Dea said the measures announced by the government last week were part of the country’s “third regressive Budget in a row”.However Minister Joan Burton defended the proposed cuts, telling the Dáil that her department is “protecting against poverty” in “exceptionally difficult times”.She also said the measures in the Budget and the various employment programmes will ensure that young people are “always better off in education, training or employment than claiming”.The bill voted on tonight also includes the abolition of the bereavement grant which TD Clare Daly described as a “mean and cruel attack on the elderly”.The Dáil has been adjourned for the night until 10am tomorrow.Related: Minister says welfare bill protects against poverty, TDs say it’s ‘mean and cruel’>last_img read more

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The Pirate Bay founders launch filehosting web service BayFiles

first_imgThe Pirate Bay is immensely popular for people who don’t like to pay for things. Yet, its founders are looking to enter a new and legal space. File-sharing is still the name of the game, but the new site they have created is called BayFiles, and it will abide by all take-down requests and copyright laws.There are no torrents involved with BayFiles. Rather, it functions much in the same way RapidShare, Megaupload and Hotfile do. Users upload a file directly to the site, and are then given an address to share with people who want to download the file. This maintains some degree of privacy as BayFiles will not have an index of uploaded files. If you don’t have the address, you don’t have access to the file.This model alone wouldn’t be profitable for BayFile’s founders. They take more cues from RapidShare and Megaupload with the offering of premium accounts. Free users have a maximum file size of 250MB, a wait time for downloading, and one-file-per-hour download limit. A member account raises the file size to 500MB. A premium member account is the top tier and ups the file size limit to 5GB while removing the other limitations. The premium account is €5 ($7.2) for a month, €25 ($36) for six months, and €45 ($65) for a year.The founders seem resolute in turning over this new leaf. They told TorrentFreak that the site would comply with all takedown requests. BayFiles already has registered DMCA officers on hand to handle all claims of copyright abuse.Despite this push towards legitimacy, there is a stigma attached to The Pirate Bay that its founders can’t readily avoid. BayFiles doesn’t seem to differ all that much from existing services like RapidShare and Megaupload. Given that files uploaded and downloaded will be private, BayFiles may get an influx of files that violate all copyright laws. The folks behind BayFiles will have to work hard to make it a successful business model in an already crowded space, and do so under the microscope of ever-watchful copyright holders.More at TorrentFreak, via thinqlast_img read more

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Android Apple réclame un pourcentage sur les smartphones Samsung et Motorola

first_imgAndroid : Apple réclame un pourcentage sur les smartphones Samsung et Motorola Apple tente de convaincre Samsung et Motorola de lui verser un pourcentage sur les ventes de smartphones Android. En échange, la firme de Cupertino ferait impasse sur de nombreux procès en cours…Apple souhaite qu’une redevance soit prélevée sur les smartphones équipés d’Android (Google) vendus par Samsung et Motorola. La firme de Cupertino pense que cette redevance devrait lui revenir. Une telle décision permettrait de mettre un terme aux nombreux procès en cours entre Samsung et Apple d’une part, et entre Motorola et Apple ensuite.Alors que les fabricants HTC, Samsung, LG, Quanta Computers, Acer… versent un pourcentage de leurs recettes à Micosoft pour pouvoir utiliser le système d’exploitation Android sur leurs smartphones, cette idée semble avoir été retenue par Apple qui souhaiterait en profiter à son tour, d’une manière similaire c’est-à-dire en percevant un pourcentage sur les ventes d’appareils. À lire aussiDengue : symptômes, traitement, prévention, où en est-on ?Au mois d’octobre dernier, le cabinet Goldman Sach estimait les bénéfices de Microsoft grâce à cette redevance à 444 millions de dollars entre le 1er juillet 2011 et le 30 juin 2012. Selon le magazine Nasdaq, Apple aurait formulé une offre similaire similaire à celle de Microsoft auprès de Samsung et Motorola Mobility. La marque à la Pomme demanderait entre 5 et 15 dollars sur chacun des téléphones vendus par ses concurrents. Ces propositions peuvent-elles être raisonnablement acceptées par Motorola et Samsung ? Le PDG d’Apple Tim Cook semble prêt à trouver un terrain d’entente avec ses concurrents même si pour l’heure de nombreux procès sont toujours en cours. Le 7 mars 2012 à 13:30 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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8/28 NXT Results: Cocoa Beach, Florida (Balor vs. Crowe)

first_img Now Playing Up Next Captain Marvel Star Brie Larson Wants A WWE Match Big Cass Google+ Videos Articles 9/13 NXT Live Results: Cocoa, FL (Dain vs. Kushida, NXT North American Title Match) Enzo Amore Facebook Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next WhatsApp Now Playing Up Nextcenter_img 8/28 NXT Results: Cocoa Beach, Florida* Apollo Crews def. Elias Samson.* Steve Cutler def. Riddick Moss.* Emma & Dana Brooke def. Billie Kay & Peyton Royce.* Tye Dillinger def. Noah Kekoa.* A Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic tournament match was taped featuring Enzo Amore & Big Cass vs. Sawyer Fulton & Angelo Dawkins. A spoiler report will be posted shortly.* New NXT Women’s Champion Bayley comes out and cuts a promo talking about how without crowds like this in Florida, the show in Brooklyn wouldn’t have been possible. Bayley then issues an open challenge with her title on the line.* Bayley def. Nia Jax to retain the NXT Women’s Championship.* NXT Tag Team Champions The Vaudevillains def. Jason Jordan & Chad Gable.* Finn Balor def. Solomon Crowe to retain the NXT Championship.Source: PWInsider.comRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE Wrestler Enzo Amore Kicked Off FlightVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:32/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:03Remaining Time -0:29 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Nia Jax and Dean Ambrose Match Reportedly Cancelled WWE’s Nia Jax Hopes Her Body Positivity Will Inspire Others Dave Bautista will be a character in new video game, Finn Balor reveals new look WWE Wrestler Enzo Amore Kicked Off Flight Twitter Nia Jax Conquers 19 Others at WWE Evolution Pinterest Now Playing Up Next WWE Superstar Finn Balor confirms marriage to FOX Sports Reporter Veronica Rodriguezlast_img read more

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Watford match is huge Southampton boss

first_imgFor Mark Hughes, the game on Saturday is very important since they have lost their last six matches in the English Premier LeagueSouthampton F.C. was trashed by Manchester City last week 6-1 in the English Premier League.And for manager Mark Hughes, is time to think of the future, after his team has failed to win in the last six EPL games they have played.“It becomes huge. We know ourselves the areas in which we weren’t strong enough [against Manchester City],” Hughes told the official website.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…“We’ll work towards the weekend and make sure the elements of our play that were missing are present against Watford.”“There’s not too many teams who have created good moments against City because they stop things very, very quickly if you’re trying to counter-attack but we showed good intent in that regard, he added.“Those are the things we can take into the games ahead of us but clearly at the weekend it’s a huge game and it’s one that we want maximum points from.”last_img read more

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OBITUARY Maureen F Healy Hughes 86

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Maureen F. (Healy) Hughes, age 86, a longtime Wilmington resident, passed away suddenly on December 3, 2018, at the Care One of Wilmington Nursing Facility. She was the beloved wife of the late Francis E. Hughes. Born in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada she was one of three daughters of the late Edward John and Ann Josephine (Coady) Healy.Maureen was raised in Shawinigan Falls, Quebec, Canada, and graduated from Shawinigan Falls High School at the age of 16 and then attended McGill University. Following her marriage, Maureen moved to the United States and became a U.S. Citizen in 1980.For several years Maureen worked for the Town of Wilmington Public Schools in the Business Managers Office and retired from PWS Publishing Co. where she worked in the accounting department. Always active, Maureen also volunteered as a Girl Scout Assistant Troop Leader for Troop 389 in Wilmington. Mostly devoted to her family, Maureen will fondly be remembered as a dedicated wife, mother and grandmother. In her leisure time she enjoyed working on jig saw puzzles, crossword puzzles, counted cross stitch, gardening, and playing games with her grandchildren.Maureen is lovingly survived by her devoted children; Shirley-Ann Bradley and her husband John of Andover, Erin Korbak and her husband Bill of Wilmington, Sandra Petrosius and her husband Steven of Goshen, KY. She was the loving grandmother of Robert Bradley and his wife Alyssa, James Bradley and his wife Victoria, Nicholas Petrosius, and Timothy Petrosius and his fiancé Leigha Moore. Mother-in-law of the late John J. Petrosius. Sister of Mary Patricia (Healy) Sarti and Shirley Ann (Healy) Parent both of Shawinigan Falls, Quebec. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to gather at the Dello Russo Family Funeral Home, 374 Main St., WILMINGTON, Saturday, December 8th, for visiting hours from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. followed by a prayer service starting at 11 a.m. Services will conclude with burial at Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. It has been requested that in lieu of flowers contributions may be made in Maureen’s memory to Rosie’s Place, 889 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA 02118.(NOTE: The above obituary is from Dello Russo Funeral Home.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Thank You To Our Sponsor:Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedOBITUARY: Maureen F. (McKenna) McHugh, 80In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Susan A. (McNeil) Roy, 49In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Carol S. (Schweinefus) Roche, 84In “Obituaries”last_img read more

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ExNissan exec Jose Munoz is now Hyundais global COO CEO of Hyundai

first_img Post a comment 0 5 Photos Enlarge ImageFormer Nissan exec Jose Munoz is rumored to be putting the final touches on a deal to become the global COO for Hyundai and CEO of Hyundai Motor America. Scott Olson/Getty Images Ex-Nissan exec Jose Munoz may have bailed on the troubled Japanese firm amid its big Carlos Ghosn scandal, but that doesn’t mean he hasn’t been busy since then. Hyundai announced on Thursday that Munoz has taken up the mantle of chief operating officer at Hyundai.This is a massive jump up the corporate ladder for Munoz. His new position also entails him taking over as CEO of Hyundai Motor America. Not bad for a guy who, until January, was the chief performance officer at what is arguably the lowest-performance Japanese automaker. Munoz also headed up both US and Chinese operations for the brand.Munoz’ departure from Nissan in January was initially billed as a leave of absence to assist with “special tasks” related to the Ghosn investigation. We found out later that he had left Nissan entirely.”I am excited to join Hyundai Motor at this vital time in its history,” said José Muñoz, global COO for Hyundai Motors, in a statement. “My capabilities around delivering steady profitable growth, managing the entire supply chain, and working together with our dealer partners to find win-win solutions match up well with the opportunity here. I am eager to bring best global practices from the automobile and technology industries to my new role as COO of Hyundai Motor Company and am honored to join this esteemed corporation.”Munoz’s expertise when it comes to grabbing market share provides yet another reason for establishment brands from Europe and Japan to be afraid of the once-derided brand from Korea. More From Roadshow 2020 Hyundai Venue SUV lines up for the New York Auto Show Updated 4/18: Added Hyundai’s confirmation that Jose Munoz has accepted a position as COO. 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous Hyundai Nissan Car Industry 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger value Tags Share your voice Hyundai Nissanlast_img read more

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Rajya Sabha passes 31 bills in 35 sittings clocks 105

first_imgNew Delhi: The Rajya Sabha passed 31 bills in the budget session that ended on Wednesday as against 33 bills during the last five sessions, clocking 105 per cent productivity. Among the key bills passed include the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Bill 2019 that proposed to bifurcate the state into two Union Territories and the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2019 that criminalized the practice of Triple Talaq. Also Read – NRC in Assam to be released : list to finalize if a person is Indian or Foreigner Advertise With Us The Upper House also adopted a resolution to nullify Article 370 of the Constitution that gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir. In his concluding remarks before adjourning the House sine die, Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu said that during the last five sessions, the productivity of the House ranged from a low of 7.44 per cent to maximum of 65.60 per cent. Also Read – Subramanian Swamy cross-examined in National Herald case Advertise With Us He said that the change was gratifying with the House reporting 100 per cent or more productivity for the first time in the last five years. During this session, the Rajya Sabha passed 31 bills as against 36 by the Lok Sabha. The 31 bills were passed in 35 sittings, showing its best performance in the last 17 years –accounting for 52 sessions. Advertise With Us In the 249th session, no business was allowed to be transacted for a full two-and-a-half days besides occasional disruptions. A total of 19 hours and 12 minutes of precious time of the House was lost on this count. However, the House sat beyond the scheduled time on 19 days and gained around 28 hours. Naidu said the bills passed during this session had been very significant in terms of their impact on the social and economic landscape of the country. “Passing of the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, widely known as the Triple Talaq bill, is the most far reaching social reform legislation in the last over 60 years since the passage of Hindu Code Bills,” he said. “Though there were some differing perspectives on some provisions of this Bill, the broad spirit of unity with which this House cleared this Bill is praiseworthy and I compliment all sections of the House.” The Chairman noted that the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Bill was another historic legislation. “Both these legislations seek to address legacy issues. National security eco-system has also been further strengthened with the passage of related Bills during this session,” Naidu said.last_img read more

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Fitch Gives Freddie Mac Initial CMBS Special Servicer Rating

first_img in Secondary Market, Servicing “”Fitch Ratings””:http://www.fitchratings.com/web/en/dynamic/fitch-home.jsp recognized the strength of “”Freddie Mac’s””:http://www.freddiemac.com/ multifamily business, giving the GSE an initial commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) special servicer rating of CSS2, the ratings agency announced.[IMAGE]In a press release, Fitch said the rating “”reflects the ability of the multifamily division of Freddie Mac to work out commercial mortgage loans”” backed by apartment buildings with five or more units and acquired from its network of sellers and servicers.[COLUMN_BREAK]As of the end of September, Freddie Mac was a special servicer for more than 8,800 loans totaling $94.4 billion in its multifamily portfolio. The company was also involved in the workout of more than 100 loans and several REO assets totaling approximately $1.5 billion. Through loan modifications, foreclosures, and liquidations, Fitch noted Freddie Mac resolved more than $1.0 of loan defaults in 2011, losing on average less than other CMBS special servicers.””Freddie Mac’s commercial servicer special servicer ratings reflects Fitch’s assessment of Freddie Mac’s management team, asset management capabilities, technology, financial strength, and knowledge of the multifamily lending environment combined with the support of its seller/servicer network,”” Fitch said.Michael Lipson, SVP of multifamily asset management and operations for Freddie Mac, said the rating is a “”critical part of maintaining credibility in the market.””””It demonstrates the financial, operational and staff strength as well as our credit capabilities,”” Lipson said. “”We have a good track record of working with all types of sizes of loans to service nonperforming loans.”” Freddie,Fitch Gives Freddie Mac Initial CMBS Special Servicer Rating Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies CMBS Company News Fitch Ratings Freddie Mac Investors Lenders & Servicers Service Providers 2012-11-14 Tory Barringercenter_img Share November 14, 2012 418 Views last_img read more

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first_imgIreland is the first country to exit the troika adjustment programme. Will Cyprus struggles with its realities are there lessons we could learn from Dublin asks Angelos Anastasiou“We made proactive decisions to avert disaster, not like some third-world country that spends every last penny available and ends up at the mercy of its lenders.”The Irish official smiled amiably and waved his arm out to some unspecified country far, far away in the body-language equivalent of ‘present company excluded, of course’.Still, journalists from various Eurozone countries in town for a European Commission seminar on Ireland’s experience with the troika adjustment programme, almost blushed as the subtext sank in.The large, ninth-floor executive-board meeting room with the breathtaking view of Dublin moments earlier buzzing with jovial chatter went utterly silent as his statement sunk in.The man had been almost indignant at one journalist’s suggestion his country could have weathered the storm of panic among international investors that hindered its borrowing options by turning to its cash reserves in anticipation of better days, instead of appealing to the tripartite of the European Commission, the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund – the troika – for help back in 2010, even though mere minutes earlier he had argued that said panic was largely unjustified and transient.He thought it wildly short-sighted and unforgivably irresponsible to even entertain the theoretical notion of attempting to pass the buck.He was also making another point, a subtler but perhaps more resonant one. The perceived causal relationship between the virtually nonexistent social unrest of the Irish people during the crisis and the discreetly voiced charge of favourable treatment towards Ireland in the form of accommodating lending terms by the troika was the result of a false-cause fallacy, he seemed to imply.While it’s true there never was a Movement O’Indignants protesting in any of Dublin’s squares, that wasn’t because the Irish got a better ride than the Greeks, or the Spanish, or the Cypriots.Rather, both phenomena were the direct result of a third variable, for which the Irish now revel in wide-grinned pride: owning the plan all along, end-to-end, start-to-finish.The Irish realised they had got themselves in a predicament and decided to get themselves out, no free-rides or hand-outs or somethings-for-nothings, went the argument.The buck stopped with them, as their transatlantic friends would say.It’s a powerful argument, not least because actions speak louder than words. In November 2010, roughly a month before the troika was tagged in, the Irish government unveiled a four-year National Recovery Plan, which subsequently formed the blueprint for the troika-imposed Irish adjustment programme, and went on to adhere to it almost religiously.Cyprus appears unable to follow in Ireland’s footsteps. Stakeholders can’t seem to grasp the big picture – unions seem stuck in their default reaction of negativity, various groups focus on the need for everyone to help as long as ‘everyone’ isn’t them, and some even actively try to sabotage the government’s solutions when it’s lucky enough to come up with any.Cypriots don’t want to own the plan; they’re happy with trying to get someone else to own it for them.Further, the Irish government honestly admitted to facing trouble early on, not allowing the country’s assistance needs to bloat to impossible levels – its bailout package of €85 billion seems meager in comparison with those agreed for Greece, an economy of roughly comparable in size, at €240 billion and counting.As is so often the case, the sublime effortlessly brings us to the ridiculous. “Cyprus’ bailout programme would have been less severe had it heeded suggestions from the Commission to seek an EU bailout rather than ‘doping’ itself with a loan from Russia,” commissioner Ollie Rehn said.Cyprus was in dire need of a bailout for quite some time before it actually asked for one, but was too slow to admit it, and things worsened fast.To conclude with the list of reasons why it got off relatively easy with the troika-spanking, and possibly why it was the first to successfully exit its adjustment programme, Ireland topped the www.transparency.org least-corrupt index for 2013 among the troika-aid recipient countries at 21st overall out of 177 countries under review.By comparison, Cyprus ranked 31st, Portugal came in at 33, Spain was 40th, and Greece secured the last spot among the group at 80th place.The example of property-tax reform illustrates the point perfectly. Pre-adjustment Ireland had failed to identify a remarkable property boom as a dangerous property bubble and relied heavily on revenue from property transactions.When the bubble burst, so did much of the revenue – which is partly where the country’s initial fiscal woes came from. Predictably, it took the troika no time to suggest scrapping the old system in favour of a less capricious one: levying a tax on property ownership.The reason was that the former is transitory in nature – property transactions raise revenues in a healthy market but fall dramatically during financial turbulence – whereas the latter is the very definition of stability. But what was most surprising was the look on Irish officials’ faces when they narrated the story.It was a look of excitement and achievement, of having done some good.Cyprus had its own burst property bubble, excessive lending by its banks, and a narrow tax base, culminating in fiscal disaster. The Irish financial crisis is similar to that of Cyprus in some respects and different in others. But the handling of the crisis in the two countries seems miles apart, particularly when it comes to people’s attitudes – and this is how scornful Irishmen get to reference obscure “third-world countries”.You May LikeLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoTruthfinderEnter Any Name, Wait These Seconds, See Instant ResultsTruthfinderUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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