On October 29th at 2 PM ET, Chelsea Clinton and Christy Turlington Burns, founder of Every Mother Counts, a non-profit organization dedicated to making pregnancy and childbirth safe for every mother, will host a Twitter Q&A via @ClintonFDN on the state of maternal health around the globe.This Q&A is part of a series of live and virtual conversations hosted by No Ceilings: The Full Participation Project, a Clinton Foundation initiative led by Secretary Clinton and Chelsea Clinton to advance full participation for women and girls around the world.Your voice is critical to these conversations. Please join this Twitter Q&A and tweet your questions to @ClintonFDN using #MaternalHealth.
October 14, 2019
APTN National NewsSgt. Tommy Prince served in the Second World War and in Korea.He is the most decorated Aboriginal solider in Canadian history.A memorial was dedicated to him in Veteran’s Park in Winnipeg.But earlier this week, someone knocked it over.APTN National News reporter Matt Thordarson has this story.
October 12, 2019
Mumbai: The Shiv Sena Thursday sought to pick holes in the BJP-led government’s demonetisation exercise after the I-T raids during the ongoing poll season and said the note-ban was aimed at weeding out black money and stop illegal distribution ofcash during elections.The Sena, a BJP ally, said in the last few days, there have been I-T raids on prominent political parties and their leaders in which large amount of cash is claimed to have been confiscated. There was an I-T raid on DMK leader Kanimozhi’s house and that the opposition is alleging the ruling party in Tamil Nadu is using the state machinery to put pressure on the DMK, said the Sena in an editorial in its mouthpiece ‘Saamana’. “There is an AIADMK government in place in TamilNadu and the BJP is fighting election by allying with it,” the Sena said. The Uddhav Thackeray-led party further noted that cash amounting to Rs 100 crore was seized from an aide of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath and around Rs 211 crore has been confiscated in Maharashtra till now. “The purpose of demonetisation was to strike at the source of black money. It was said the exercise will stop terrorism in Kashmir and curb funding to terrorists. “The government had also believed that demonetisation will ensure that distribution ofblack money during the election stops,” the Sena observed, seeking to remind the BJP about the goals of the 2016 move to scrap high-value notes. The Sena said the new government will have to take strong steps against terrorism funding and corruption. It further said Naxalites and terrorists still possess black money and use it for killing people.
October 8, 2019
Canada Bond yields for Tuesday as of 4 p.m. (previous day in brackets):One-month: 0.835Three-month: 0.955Six-month: 1.17One-year: 1.425Two-year: 1.512Five-year: 1.70510-year: 2.01830-year: 2.358Interest rates:Prime rate: 3.20%Overnight lending rate: 1.00%
October 8, 2019
A major heroin haul was seized by the Police along the coast off Beruwala last night, the Police said.The Police said that two suspects were arrested by the Police Narcotics Bureau with 231 kilograms of heroin in their possession. Further investigations are underway. (Colombo Gazette)
October 7, 2019
TORONTO — When Dionne Laslo-Baker sought a bank loan to expand her burgeoning organic popsicle and freezies business in 2014, she was shocked by the patronizing feedback she says she received from a male banker.“One of them said not only that they couldn’t fund us, but, why am I bothering to do this?” she said. “I have a very successful husband, who makes a very good salary… Why are you kind of disrupting the peace?”‘She felt defeated.The corporate climb: women locked out of old boys’ club in misguided #MeToo backlashMoms and Dads, there’s a better way to help families than the CCB! It’s called low-cost daycareHoward Levitt: There’s only one main reason a wage gap exists. Call it motherhoodHer request for funding to scale up B.C.-based DeeBee’s Organics was “quashed without question.” It was one of the first times she realized that women entrepreneurs face bigger barriers than their male counterparts.And a lack of access to capital is one of the biggest challenges for women entrepreneurs, a new study suggests.The wage gap between men and women has been long-standing — women on average make 74 cents for every dollar of annual salary made by men, according to the most recent Statistics Canada data — but research from by PayPal Canada and consulting firm Barraza and Associates suggests that this dynamic also applies to those who own small-and- medium sized businesses as well.Businesses owned by women generate an average of $68,000 less revenue than men who run similar businesses, representing a gap of 58 per cent, according to the online survey of 1,000 Canadian small and medium-sized businesses between Jan. 26 and Feb. 28.The findings suggest that the median annual revenue for businesses owned by men across six different categories of firms, ranging from manufacturing to services, was $118,000, but just $50,000 for those owned by women. Online surveys cannot be assigned a margin of error because they do not randomly sample the population.The gender revenue gap is slightly smaller for businesses operating online, at $55,000 or 44 per cent, compared to offline businesses which had a gap of $71,000 or 64 per cent, according to the survey.One barrier to growth for businesses headed by women is access to capital, the survey suggested. Roughly 53 per cent of women-owned businesses with an e-commerce component said it was “easy” for their company to get business credit to grow their business, falling short of the 67 per cent of men who reported getting loans with ease, the survey found.Becky Reuber, professor of strategic management at the Rotman Business School at the University of Toronto, cautions it’s difficult to compare businesses based on the gender of the owner, as there is some research that suggests that women tend to start businesses in sectors that have lower-growth rates, such as service-based businesses.For example, there are fewer women engineers and in turn fewer with the background to start high-tech businesses, which often see higher growth, she added.When you compare the performance of similar businesses owned by men and women, recent studies have shown that there is no difference, said Reuber.That being said, there is a difference when it comes to seeking capital from investors, she said.“There is evidence that some stereotypes play up in that. And women may have more difficulty getting high value investment,” she said.That is also what Laslo-Baker found.Last year when she wanted to raise capital for DeeBee’s and met with some food industry players, one of which told her they would consider investing if she got a “man in here who could be the CEO and run this company.”“I thought, ‘What? A man in here? I’ve already taken this product to Canada and parts of the United States. Is that nothing?”‘ Laslo-Baker said.Despite these challenges, DeeBees has continued to expand. Its frozen treats are sold at major grocery chains such as Metro and Sobeys, and in every Canadian province and 20 states in the U.S. including California and New York.The company also has a commercial loan from Bank of Montreal, backed by Export Development Canada, and at DeeBee’s last capital raise, which closed in June 2018, the company’s enterprise valuation was $16 million, she added.She believes attitudes are slowly changing, with more people expressing that her background as a mother and female entrepreneur is an asset not a drawback, she said.“As more women succeed, it’s going to pave the way.”The Liberal government has prioritized gender equality and increased participation in the workforce. Among the many initiatives aimed at this goal as part of its latest budget, Ottawa has allocated $1.4 billion over three years from the Business Development Bank in new financing for female entrepreneurs and $105 million over five years to help the regional development agencies support women-led businesses.
October 4, 2019
by The Canadian Press Posted Jan 15, 2013 12:17 pm MDT B.C. NDP Leader Adrian Dix, Catalyst, shoulder to shoulder at TSX opening bell AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TORONTO – B.C. Opposition Leader Adrian Dix ventured into unfamiliar territory as he stood at the Toronto Stock Exchange to mark the successful restructuring of a B.C.-based pulp and paper company.The New Democratic Party leader joined executives of Catalyst Paper (TSX: CYT) to ring the TSX siren marking the opening of the trading day in Toronto, and a symbolic fresh start for Catalyst.Dix, whose party represents ridings where Catalyst mills operate in B.C., stood beside officials of YPG, Canada’s largest directory publisher and a long-standing Catalyst customer, celebrating the Richmond-based company’s return to trading.Catalyst was delisted from the market last March but completed a court-supervised restructuring last June.Among other things, Catalyst shed its Snowflake paper mill in Arizona and reworked deals with employees, customers and suppliers in order to maintain pulp and paper mills in Crofton, Port Alberni and Powell River.Dix, working to win business support for the New Democrats as B.C. heads toward an election in May, accepted Catalyst’s invitation to Monday’s event — an invitation also extended to Premier Christy Clark, but apparently declined.
September 30, 2019
Derrick Rose has figured out something that many athletes in general, Black athletes in particular, have not: He has the power over his career.Maybe Rose does not even know what he’s doing, but he’s doing it. Owners, management, coaches and fans are always pressing athletes to return to the field of battle as soon as possible after injury. They throw around this “gladiator” ideology that is essentially a con.And players consistently are duped, believing they are showing toughness and being a “gladiator” to play through the pain, not recognizing that most gladiators were prisoners or slaves, forced to fight or die.Rose, somehow, gets it. He has determined that he will play only when he believes he is healthy enough to play. He’s empowered himself to govern his career, his body, his health—now and in the future.Serious injuries in consecutive years brought him to this place. He’s afraid of another devastating injury that could threaten his career. Good thing he is because the number of people who truly care are few, particularly teams with bottom lines based on wins and his ability to help them win.Wins mean more money, and we know how money drives most everything.This is what his coach, Tom Thibodeaux, said yesterday when asked about Rose after he returned to action and scored 18 points in helping the Chicago Bulls win at Utah last night: “Oh I don’t know. Jesus. He’s got to get out there and play. I thought he did a lot of good things. You could see he’s not real comfortable with the ball yet, but that will come. When Derrick strings some games together, he’s going to take off. He’s got to go. That’s the bottom line. He’s got to go.”No, he does not, not if he does not feel his body is ready. But pressure from sources like a coach—and sometimes teammates—compel a player to acquiesce. Not Rose.What he seems to get that most athletes—especially athletes who have signed lucrative contracts, meaning they are in a position of power—don’t get is that he is in control of his life and career. The culture of sports is to always show how tough you are instead of how smart you are.It doesn’t behoove Rose to return to the court when he has not judged that his body is prepared to take the rigors of the NBA. He was ridiculed by some fans and even players for not returning for an entire year after a torn ACL. They clowned him about not being tough and afraid to play.Well, he should have been afraid to play. His knee was mangled, and returning before he had confidence in it to hold up would have been less than smart. And even with sitting out as long as he did, he suffered another injury just a few weeks back on the court.He’d be silly to now play just because the team needs him to play. As much of a team game as basketball and most sports are, the element of owning your career has to come into play.Robert Griffin III with the Washington Redskins would have been better served if he had adopted Rose’s outlook. Instead, Griffin hurried back to the field after tearing his ACL, skipped the exhibition season and started the first game of last season—just nine months after going down in a playoff game against Seattle.He has not been the same dynamic player since returning too soon. He sustained another injury, hurried back from that and now has been so far from the player expected that he could lose his starting job or be traded—or both.No one could have expected this, but ultimately this all stems from Griffin’s attempt to be a “gladiator” instead of empowering himself to return to play when he was totally healthy. He gave in to the nonsense about “players play” and his career now is in flux.Rose said to The New York Times: “I know a lot of people get mad when they see me sit out. But I think a lot of people don’t understand that when I sit out, it’s not because of this year. I’m thinking about long term. I’m thinking about after I’m done with basketball, having graduations to go to, having meetings to go to.”That’s smart and thoughtful, Gladiator-be-damned. Sadly, it is unlikely other athletes will follow suit. But we can hope.
September 24, 2019
FLSmidth has been awarded contracts from Vale Inco for the supply of comminution and sedimentation equipment for the Voisey’s Bay (now known as Vale Inco Newfoundland and Labrador) processing plant project in Long Harbour, Newfoundland, Canada. Currently concentrate from Vale Inco Newfoundland and Labrador is being shipped to Vale Inco’s Ontario Operations in Sudbury and Manitoba Operations in Thompson, Manitoba for processing. A commercial processing plant is scheduled to commence operation in Newfoundland in 2013. The scope of supply includes two FLSmidth ball mills (one concentrate, and one limestone grinding system), and 13 Eimco thickeners and clarifiers which will be used as part of the hydrometallurgical flowsheet for recovering nickel, copper and cobalt.In June 2002, Vale Inco, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Vale Inco Newfoundland and Labrador, and the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador jointly announced an agreement in principle on a $1.9 billion plan to develop the Vale Inco Newfoundland and Labrador deposit (Voisey’s Bay). The negotiated agreements entered into in early October 2002 consisted of a Development Agreement and an Industrial and Employment Benefits Agreement. Three years later, in the fall of 2005, operations in Labrador came onstream some eight months ahead of schedule.FLSmidth’s Salt Lake City and Bethlehem offices in the US are working closely with the engineering and construction company Fluor in Canada, to provide the engineering, design and supply of all key components as well as pre-assembly for shipment to site, erection supervision and commissioning. This project highlights FLSmidth’s extensive experience in providing very large, innovative, pre-assembled process technology that will reduce construction time and installation costs.
September 22, 2019
A MAN has been arrested in Cork city over the discovery of a body at an apartment in the city last week.The man, aged in his late 20s, was arrested in the city this afternoon.He is being detained at Bridewell Garda Station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984.The remains of 58-year-old Liam Manley were found at an apartment on Northgate Street last Monday evening.A pathologist’s investigation found that he had been assaulted.Read: Body found in Cork had been assaulted before death
September 21, 2019
Short URL By Stephen Maguire Image: Google Maps Wed 6:05 PM 16,853 Views Wednesday 11 Sep 2019, 6:05 PM Buncrana Courthouse, Co Donegal 4 Comments Woman recalls trying desperately to save boyfriend who was shot dead in Donegal in 2012 Andrew Allen (24) had been in bed with partner Arelene Farrelly when a lone gunman called to his house. THE HEARTBROKEN GIRLFIEND of a man who was shot dead at their Co Donegal home has told how she tried desperately to save his life.Andrew Allen died within seconds after a gunman shot three times into the bedroom of the couple’s home at Buncrana in February 2012.Mr Allen (24) had been in bed around 9.30pm on 9 February with partner Arelene Farrelly when the lone gunman called to the house at 26 Links View Park.Ms Farrelly told how herself and Mr Allen were tucked up in bed, he was on his Playstation and she was on her phone while also watching television.In a statement to Donegal Coroner’s Court held at Buncrana Courthouse, Ms Farrelly, who was not present in court, told how she initially heard loud bangs at the front door of the house.She peeked out the curtains and saw a man dressed in a black baseball cap and dark clothing kicking at the door and holding what looked like a sawn-off shotgun in his hand.She told Mr Allen and he told her to call the Gardaí as he struggled to get some clothing on.Seconds later three shots were fired through the bedroom window and Mr Allen slumped to the bedroom floor.Ms Farrelly’s statement read “He said “Arlene, I can’t feel my legs”. The blood was pumping out of him. It was coming out of his nose and his mouth. I tried to turn him in the bed but he was too heavy. He slid down,…I rang an ambulance.”Ms Farrelly ran to a neighbour’s home to get help and Mr Daniel McGonagle rushed to the scene.He said he could not do CPR but Ms Farrelly tried a number of times but Mr Allen did not respond.She eventually stopped and realised that her partner was dead.BuncranaMr McGonagle added that Mr Allen, whom he did not know personally, was turning blue and that his mouth was full of blood. He remarked to another neighbour who arrived in the house – “I think he’s as dead as a Dodo.”He revealed earlier how he had heard gunshots and came out of his house to see a grey or silver-coloured car leaving the scene.He recalled thinking he had seen the same car on the state a few days earlier and remarking that he was parked in a strange manner.In her statement, Ms Farrelly revealed how her partner’s name had been on a list of six people sent in an envelope accompanied by a bullet to the Family Centre in Gobnascale in Derry a few weeks earlier.He stayed most of the time in Buncrana after that.However, she added that his family had been telephoned later to say the threat had been lifted and he was no longer on the list.She added “I know he (Andrew) was involved in drugs years ago but he had no involvement while he was with me.”Dr Stephen McNally, who was based at the Nowdoc Service in Carndonagh on the night of the killing, arrived at the scene and officially pronounced Mr Allen dead.The following day, former State Pathologist Dr Marie Cassidy carried out a post mortem on Mr Allen’s remains.Her report was read into the court by coroner Dr Denis McCauley.He said Mr Allen had been shot three times – in the right shoulder, the right hip and in the abdomen.The bullet which struck his right shoulder traveled down through his right lung and into his heart and this was the bullet which killed Mr Allen, Dr Cassidy’s report said.She found that Mr Allen died from a gunshot wound to the heart.InquiryGarda Detective Inspector Pat O’Donnell said he was assigned as the chief investigating officer in the case.He said that hundreds of lines of inquiry have been followed and hundreds of people interviewed.He added “It is my professional opinion that Andrew Allen died as a result of an unlawful killing.”He later appealed to anybody with any information on the murder to come forward and to speak to the Gardaí in confidence.The jury of five men and two men only took a short time to agree unanimously that Mr Allen died as a result of a gunshot wound to the heart and that his death was as a result of an unlawful killing.Coroner Dr McCauley expressed his sympathy to the members of the Allen family present in court as did Garda Inspector David Durkin and members of the jury.The Allen family declined to make a comment after the inquest. Buncrana Courthouse, Co Donegal Image: Google Maps https://jrnl.ie/4805253 Share Tweet Email Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article
September 20, 2019
Ariane lance deux satellites vendrediLa société Arianespace a annoncé que la fusée Ariane lancerait deux satellites de télécommunications pour des opérateurs asiatiques. Le tir initialement programmé jeudi soir n’aura lieu que vendredi.Vendredi, à 22h28 (heure de Paris), la fusée Ariane quittera le pas de tir de Kourou, en Guyane française. Sa mission ? Mettre en orbite deux satellites de télécommunication asiatique : le ST-2 japonais de Mitsubishi Electric Company et le GSAT-8 indien de l’agence spatiale indienne (ISRO).À lire aussiCette incroyable carte de notre galaxie est la plus détaillée jamais produiteInitialement prévu jeudi soir, le lancement a été reporté de 24 heures “afin de procéder à des vérifications complémentaires sur le lanceur Ariane 5 ECA”, a indiqué le communiqué d’Arianespace. Il s’agira du troisième décollage d’une fusée Ariane cette année.Le satellite japonais permettra aux opérateurs télévisés, aux entreprises et aux compagnies maritimes de disposer de services satellitaires. Sciences et Avenir précise que ce satellite de cinq tonnes est lancé au profit des opérateurs SingTel (Singapour Telecommunications) et Chunghwa.Quant à GSAT-8, il est destiné à fournir des services de télévision directe et de radio navigation à tout le sous-continent indien. Ce satellite de 3,1 tonnes a été mis au point par l’ISRO directement en Inde, détaille l’AFP.Le 18 mai 2011 à 13:59 • Emmanuel Perrin
September 20, 2019
SOPA : Rupert Murdoch furieux contre Barack Obama et GoogleAlors que le débat sur le projet de loi anti-piratage américain (SOPA) fait toujours rage outre-Atlantique, la Maison Blanche a publié un communiqué dans lequel elle affirme qu’elle ne soutiendra pas des mesures suceptibles de nuire à la liberté d’expression et au “dynamisme” de l’internet mondial. Une déclaration qui a fortement déplu au magnat des médias Rupert Murdoch.Le magnat des médias Rupert Murdoch est furieux contre Barack Obama, qu’il accuse de soutenir les géants du web au détriment de la lutte contre le piratage. La Maison Blanche vient de publier un communiqué dans lequel elle réagit à la grogne provoquée par le projet de loi anti-piratage Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), en ce moment étudié par la Chambre des représentants. À lire aussiÉquinoxe du Printemps : pourquoi tombe-t-il le 20 mars ?”Le piratage en ligne pratiqué par des sites internet étrangers est un problème grave qui nécessite une réponse sérieuse de la part du législateur, mais nous ne soutiendrons pas une législation qui réduirait la liberté d’expression, augmenterait les risques en matière de cybersécurité, ou saperait le dynamisme et l’innovation de l’internet mondial” lit-on dans ce communiqué publié sur le site Internet de la Maison Blanche. Barack Obama tente d’apaiser les esprits des géants du web, qui laissent planer la menace d’un blackout pour protester contre un projet qui selon eux offrirait au “gouvernement américain le pouvoir de censurer internet en utilisant des procédures similaires à celles employées par la Chine, la Malaisie ou l’Iran”.Sur Twitter (lien non disponible), le président et fondateur de l’empire des médias NewsCorp Rupert Murodch a rapidement réagi au communiqué de la Maison Blanche. “Obama a donc rejoint les patrons de la Silicon Valley qui menacent de piratage et de vol pur et simple tous les créateurs de logiciels” s’insurge le magnat des médias. Dans un autre tweet, c’est à Google qu’il s’attaque, qualifiant le géant de Mountain View de “leader du piratage” qui “diffuse gratuitementdes films, et venddes publicités autour”. Rupert Murdoch fait ici certainement référence à la plate-forme de partage de vidéos YouTube. “Ils mettent sûrement des millions en lobbying” affirme-t-il au sujet des géants du Web. Et de tempérer toutefois ses propos en admettant que Google est “une grande entreprise qui fait beaucoup de choses excitantes”.Le 16 janvier 2012 à 20:15 • Maxime Lambert
September 19, 2019
Videos Articles WhatsApp WWE.com has a new interview up with Sheamus talking about his recent return to WWE and his “Kiss Me Arse” match with Dolph Ziggler at this Sunday’s 4/26 Extreme Rules PPV in Chicago.You can view the video below. John Cena Facebook Erick Rowan Videos Articles Google+ Twitter Now Playing Up Next Pinterest Now Playing Up Next Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Two title matches added to Clash of Champions in three weeks on September 15 Dolph Ziggler Comments On His WWE Status Now Playing Up Next Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipCesaro Hopeful WWE Will Reunite The BarVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:59/Current Time 0:07Loaded: 100.00%0:07Remaining Time -0:52 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 Cesaro Hopeful WWE Will Reunite The Bar Roman Reigns is in Remission Now Playing Up Next Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Videos Articles WWE RAW Results – 8/12/19 (Night after SummerSlam, Seth Rollins, The Miz vs. Ziggler) Now Playing Up Next Seth Rollins Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It WWE RAW Preview: Night after SummerSlam, Miz vs. Ziggler, Women’s Tag Team Titles
September 18, 2019
Fiorentina will visit Lazio at Stadio Olimpico tomorrow afternoon, as part of Matchday 8 in the Italian Lega Serie AFor Fiorentina coach Stefano Pioli, the chance to continue climbing in the Italian Lega Serie A is real.But there’s an obstacle: the team has to beat Lazio at Stadio Olimpico.“Our away performances this season have taught us we must never give in. We’ve especially got to be on our toes against an opponent with such quality, as every ball could be decisive,” the manager told reporters as quoted by Football Italia.“Kevin Mirallas is not making the trip, as he had an ankle problem in the final training session. Marko Pjaca is in good shape, but I wish he’d be more relaxed and enthusiastic, not weighed down by the desire to prove something.”“I don’t know if other teams are getting scared of us, but our growth process must be a gradual and continual one because we are still young,” he added.Serie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….“Our ambition is to improve upon last season and be dangerous in every game. Our future will be decided by results, so let’s not put the horse before the cart.”“The important thing is to rely on our philosophy, which is to play good football and create chances. It’ll be tough because Lazio combines technical quality with physical strength,” he said.Mister Pioli alla vigilia di @OfficialSSLazio – Fiorentina 🎙🎥 https://t.co/TUVtkwfwd2 #NoiSiamoFirenze #InsiemeSiamoPiùForti #LazioFiorentina pic.twitter.com/n2uiOoaqkj— ACF Fiorentina (@acffiorentina) October 6, 2018
September 16, 2019
Global mining giant BHP Billiton says it will spend $2.6 billion over the next several years to complete work on a portion of its Jansen mine in Canada’s Saskatchewan province. It’s a step, the Port of Vancouver said Wednesday, that indicates the company’s commitment to building an export facility at the port’s Terminal 5 to ship potash — a crop nutrient — primarily to Asian markets.“Port leadership will be meeting with BHP Billiton later this week in Houston and should have a better understanding of the implications of this latest announcement for the port,” Katie Odem, a spokeswoman for the port, said in an email to The Columbian. “We continue to work closely with BHP Billiton on their plans and on a ground lease agreement at Terminal 5.”BHP’s announcement that it will invest in finishing the excavation and lining of the Jansen mine’s production and service shafts — in addition to surface infrastructure and utility work — contrasts with initial concerns by analysts that the company might pull the plug on the project. Those concerns were prompted by the collapse in July of an influential producer cartel, which some analysts said could slash prices for potash.In a news release issued Tuesday, BHP, based in Melbourne, Australia, said the long-term outlook for potash remains strong. “As the world’s population grows and incomes in emerging economies improve, agricultural demand is expected to rise,” the company said. “This will increase the need for potash and require the construction of new mines.”The company also said it’s open to taking on a partner in its Jansen project.In 2010, BHP selected the Port of Vancouver’s Terminal 5 as its preferred site for a new potash-export facility. The port originally anticipated securing a final lease deal with BHP at the end of 2012. Construction would have followed shortly thereafter. But softening global demand for commodities forced the company to delay its plans.
September 9, 2019
Whale Pass (Photo from the Alaska Division of Community and Regional Affairs community photo archive)The results are final and residents of Whale Pass have approved the incorporation of Alaska’s newest second class city. The small community on Prince of Wales Island voted this winter on forming a new city government. Residents also elected seven people to a new Whale Pass city council.Listen nowThe state’s division of elections counted 46 ballots and certified the results on January 19th. The final count had nearly three quarters of the ballots in favor of incorporation.That makes Whale Pass the 116th second class city in Alaska. The new city government has the power to levy taxes and provide services for an area that’s 26 square miles on the eastern side of the island. Supporters of the new city said they had no immediate plans for new taxes but wanted to ensure the community continued to receive revenue sharing money from the state. Whale Pass is a former logging camp in the state’s unorganized borough.Eight candidates ran for the seven seats on the new Whale Pass city council. Lauri DiSarro is only candidate not winning a seat.
September 5, 2019
Rebecca McAllisterTwitterWe have all heard the term ‘beauty with Brains’ we got our hands on none other than UK model Rebecca McAllister, who is a business influencer on the social media, combining beauty to brands.For the women of today, social media has gripped our attention pushing our looks to an all-time high. So there is no questioning why this it has got it all going on. Rebecca is an internationally known fashion model, who is not just famous for her gorgeous looks, but also for her amazing skilful business mind.Unlike other ordinary fashion models, she is also an entrepreneur and businesswoman who owns multiple companies of the beauty and cosmetic industry which is actively running successfully worldwide. The modelling industry requires a confident personality with an attractive face and physic which is not very common amongst normal people as many of us feel discomfort in front of the camera.Rebecca McAllister was also one of those people with some additional mental struggles. Even though she was interested in modelling, she never felt suitable for it because she was struggling with mental health and body dysmorphic.Rebecca had low self-steam and also had an anxiety issues, which made her feel that her dream of finding comfort when looking back in a mirror might never come true, but her life had different plans for her. Rebecca McAllisterPR HandoutAs soon as her beauty and cosmetic business started doing well, it opened the doors for her in the glamour industry. She was directly associated with the people from the fashion and glamour industry and made friends with them. This boosted not only her confidence but career aspects also after they convinced her to face the camera.After this, Rebecca McAllister started getting more opportunities for modelling which she confidently took and embraced herself to do what she always dreamed of. She is presently one of the most popular faces of the modelling industry and she has an insane fan following which also appreciates her business and entrepreneur personality. All of this truly makes her a fine example of beauty with brains.
September 5, 2019
There is no reason yet to be bullish on Indian equities, though the markets may find higher ground as global trade tensions ease, securities research firm CLSA says in a research note.The US and China have reached a truce on their trade war and piped down the rhetoric easing some worries of global markets.Still, overseas investors have pulled out nearly $550 million from Indian markets after the Bharatiya Janata Party that heads the ruling coalition at the centre lost in five states, which went to polls recently. They included the three Hindi heartland states where the party was in power.CLSA thinks some fiscal issues would also continue to defy resolution, with the Goods and Services Tax (GST) collection shortfall for the central government topping Rs15,000 crore in the first eight months of this financial year.The recent adverse election results and possible populist policies going into an election year could further worsen fiscal concerns, it says. When the government spending on political sops rise infrastructure capex will suffer a squeeze hurting capex cycle recovery, CLSA says.CLSA sees the factors like crude price instability and currency volatility holding the market on tenterhooks in the short term. The change of guard at the Reserve Bank of India and the drop in government bond yields by 75 basis points are other factors that will have a bearing on overseas investor confidence, according to the brokerage firm.While the lower oil prices would reduce the possibility of the current account deficit ballooning, potentially dovish monetary policies and liquidity management could have a negative impact on the strength of the rupee, according to CLSA.The market may have started to price in the probability of a policy rate cut, with a new chief for the central bank. But, if the RBI were to concede the government demand for a massive one-time dividend, it could hit the rupee badly, CLSA says.Such a development would indicate that the central bank would stop its open market operations like government bond purchases and that could drive up yields and push foreign debt investors away, driving down the rupee again, according to the market expert.
August 31, 2019
Kolkata: Tension prevailed at Katwa in East Burdwan after a local cable operator identified as Subhasish Mukherjee was found dead in an irrigation canal.Mukherjee was 42-year-old. According to locals, some residents of Musthuli village in Katwa saw a man lying unconscious in an irrigation canal in the village. Some of them identified Mukherjee and found that he was dead. Immediately the police was informed. Later, cops recovered the body and sent it for autopsy examination. A bicycle and a bag were found from the spot near Mukherjee’s body. The spot is almost 6 km away from his home. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata BoseMukherjee’s family was informed by the local residents. Sleuths came to know that Mukherjee was a local cable operator. He went out of his home on Thursday evening and was missing since then. During primary investigation multiple injury marks were spotted on Mukherjee’s face and body. It is suspected that he might have been hit by a speeding car and due to the impact of the accident he went over the culvert and fell into the irrigation canal. Sleuths are also probing about if he had any business rivalry with anyone. His family members were not able say anything about his past rivalries. An unnatural death case has been initiated. If any foul play is detected, a FIR will be lodged according to the provisions of the law.