Indian-origin Surgeon Leads First Robotic Surgery to Extract Rare Tumour

first_imgA robot was successfully used to extract a rare tumour from a patient’s neck in a surgery led by an Indian-origin surgeon. Noah Pernikoff, a 27-year-old US citizen, became the first patient in the world to undergo a complex three-part surgery assisted by robots. The surgery was completed at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in the US in August 2017.Read it at Qrius Related Itemslast_img

Perlas boosts hopes for podium finish with Vietnam rout

first_imgFILE PHOTO from FIBA.comPerlas Pilipinas wrapped up its 2017 Southeast Asian Games campaign in style, decimating Vietnam, 118-44, Friday at MABA Stadium in Kuala Lumpur.The victory kept the Filipinos in the running for at least a bronze medal finish with their 4-2 card.ADVERTISEMENT Huynh Thi Ngoan led the still winless Vietnam (0-4) with nine points in the defeat.The Scores:PERLAS PILIPINAS 118 – Resultay 26, Dy 23, Pontejos 15, Castro 12, Animam 8, Almazan 6, Bernardino 6, Cabinbin 6, Tongco 6, Abaca 4, Sambile 4, Lim 2.VIETNAM 44 – Huynh 9, Trat 8, Nguyen TCT 7, Bui THT 4, Nguyen TLV 4, Nguyen TTD 4, Bui KN 2, Linh 2, Nguyen NB 2, Tran 2, Pham TDT 0, Pham TTB 0.Quarters: 20-21, 52-23, 86-33, 118-44.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Nocturnal animal Mayweather visits strip club Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics PLAY LIST 00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s weddingcenter_img UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Cindy Resultay caught fire and unfurled 26 points, eight steals, three rebounds, and three assists, while Raiza Rose Dy contributed 23 markers.Janine Pontejos came off the bench and added 15 points and four steals, while Claire Castro got 12.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAnalyn Almazan controlled the boards with six markers and 12 rebounds.Perlas got it done on defense and outscored the Vietnamese, 32-2, in the second quarter to turn a 20-21 deficit into a 52-23 halftime edge which ballooned to the final spread of 74. Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games MOST READ LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

#KicksStalker: Kyrie Irving, Kobe Bryant collaborate for Kyrie 3 ‘Bruce Lee’

first_imgCelebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters View comments NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ In a video uploaded on his Instagram account, Irving recalled how he wore the classic Nike Zoom Kobe V “Bruce Lee” kicks—patterned after the martial artist’ iconic yellow track suit—during the Nike Extravaganza event when he was 17 years old. Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Eight years later, the shoes remain one of Irving’s favorite and he decided to implement the vibrant colorway to his own signature line.“This is an honor and a blessing and I can’t wait to share it to the world,” he said.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Kobe x Kyrie Bruce Lee. More tonight on youtube. pic.twitter.com/plIhkaLLOg— Pinoe (@Pinoe77) August 11, 2017Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving shares an affinity for retired legend Kobe Bryant and this transcends even to the shoe realm.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsThe 25-year-old 4-time NBA All Star unveiled his latest Nike Kyrie 3 “Bruce Lee”  colorway on Friday (Saturday in Manila) as a tribute to the Laker great.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo #KicksStalker: A ‘homecoming’ for the Hyperdunk ’17 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next NGCP on security risk: Chinese just technical advisers Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

India vs England: 3rd Test, Day 4- As it happened!

first_imgEngland won the toss and elected to bat first against IndiaWelcome to the coverage of Day 4 of the 3rd Test between India and England from the Rose Bowl stadium in Southampton.Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 That’ll be STUMPS ON DAY 4!!From a remarkable win at lords to struggling to hold the bat. Tides have changed too early for the Indian team #TheBigTest #IndvsEng Gaurav Vazirani (@GauravVazirani1) July 30, 2014With Rohit Sharma(6) and Ajinkya Rahane(18) at the crease, India end Day 4 at currently at 112/4 after 42 overs.FIVE RUNS off the over!! James Anderson will bowl the FINAL OVER OF DAY 4 for England!!FIVE RUNS off the over!!40.1 overs: FOUR!! Ajinkya Rahane goes on the frontfoot and creams it through covers for a boundary. With Rohit Sharma(2) and Ajinkya Rahane(7) at the crease, India are currently at 96/4 after 37 overs.Not even a single session for India in this test.. England dominated all 12sessions so far.. Deserved winners #INDvsENG Selvam (@Selvam_R7) July 30, 2014SIX RUNS off the over!!36.6 overs: FOUR!! Ajinkya Rahane goes on the backfoot and pummels the pull over midwicket for a boundary. With Rohit Sharma(1) and Ajinkya Rahane(2) at the crease, India are currently at 90/4 after 35 overs.Update: Moeen Ali now has more wickets this series than Ashley Giles in the 2005 Ashes (although not as many runs yet …) Daniel Brigham (@Cricketer_Dan) July 30, 2014THREE RUNS off the over!!Rohit Sharma comes to the crease for India.32.2 overs: That’s OUT!! Moeen Ali has got Virat Kohli out caught by the wicket-keeper. Kohli was looking to cut it hard but gets a faint edge through to Jos Buttler who takes it comfortably. Virat Kohli departs after scoring 28 runs off 56 balls with three boundaries. BIG BLOW for India!! advertisement25.1 overs: FOUR!! Shikhar Dhawan goes for the drive and gets an outside edge past the slip cordon for a boundary. LUCKY ESCAPE for Dhawan!! With Shikhar Dhawan(30) and Virat Kohli(17) at the crease, India are currently at 69/2 after 25 overs.Two of Delhi’s Best are fighting out In Southampton. #IndvsEng #EngvInd Swapnil (@iCorporateBaron) July 30, 2014NINE RUNS off the over!!23.2 overs: FOUR!! Virat Kohli leans forward and drills it through extra cover for another boundary. BACK-TO-BACK BOUNDARIES for Kohli!!23.1 overs: FOUR!! Virat Kohli presents full face of the bat and sends it scurrying through covers for a boundary. That was BEAUTIFULLY TIMED by Kohli!! With Shikhar Dhawan(30) and Virat Kohli(8) at the crease, India are currently at 60/2 after 23 overs.Will India be rescued by Delhites?? @IamVKohli and @imshikharD… make us proud!! #IndvsEng #cricket Ravinder Sambi (@ravinder_sambi) July 30, 2014FOUR RUNS off the over!!22.2 overs: FOUR!! Shikhar Dhawan rocks back and crashes the cut towards third man for a boundary. With Shikhar Dhawan(26) and Virat Kohli(8) at the crease, India are currently at 56/2 after 22 overs.FOUR RUNS off the over!!19.6 overs: FOUR!! Shikhar Dhawan goes on the frontfoot and caresses it through covers for a boundary.FOUR RUNS off the over!!16.1 overs: FOUR!! Shikhar Dhawan rocks back and smacks it over midwicket for a boundary.14.6 overs: FOUR!! Shikhar Dhawan leans forward and clips it towards deep square leg for a boundary.FIVE RUNS off the over!!Virat Kohli comes to the crease for India.12.2 overs: OUT!! Moeen Ali has got Cheteshwar Pujara out caught at first slip. Pujara pushes at it and gets an outside edge through to Chris Jordan who takes it comfortably in the slips. Cheteshwar Pujara departs after scoring two runs off six balls. DISASTER for India!!TWO RUNS off the over!!Cheteshwar Pujara comes to the crease for India.11.1 overs: That’s OUT!! Shikhar Dhawan has been run-out by Stuart Broad. Dhawan works it towards covers and sets off for a quick single but Stuart Broad fires in a direct hit to catch Murali Vijay short at the crease. Murali Vijay departs after scoring 12 runs off 35 balls with a boundary. EARLY BLOW for India!! With Shikhar Dhawan(7) and Murali Vijay(8) at the crease, India are currently at 19/0 after 8 overs.445 Seems Impossiblee?? But U neverr Know INDIA Some Heroic Performance ?? Nd we will chase it down ?? COMEON BLUE BOYS ?? #IndvsEng Veee 18 ?? (@kohlateral_vk) July 30, 2014SIX RUNS off the over!!7.5 overs: FOUR!! Murali Vijay waits for it and flicks it towards fine leg for a boundary. POOR LINE from Broad!! With Shikhar Dhawan(4) and Murali Vijay(2) at the crease, India are currently at 6/0 after 2 overs.FOUR RUNS off the over!!Only one instruction to the openers now: Defend to buy time for a draw. Don’t try anything risky. Runs can come at their own pace. #INDVsENG Rathnakar Sundaresan (@ratifyer) July 30, 20141.1 overs: FOUR!! Shikhar Dhawan reaches out and creams it through covers for the first boundary in the innings. India will need MORE OF THOSE from Dhawan!!advertisementStuart Broad will bowl from the other end for England.TWO RUNS off the over!! Murali Vijay and Shikhar Dhawan are out in the middle for India while James Anderson will start the proceedings for England. Team India REQUIRE A MAMMOTH 445 RUNS to win this one!!Highest 4th inngs totals 654/5 Eng Durban 1939 D 451 NZ v Eng Ch’chrch 2002 L 450/7 SA v Ind Jburg 2013 D 445 Ind Adelaide 1978 L #EngvInd Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) July 30, 2014That’s it! England have DECLARED THE INNINGS at 205/4!!40.4 overs: OUT!! Ravindra Jadeja has bowled Joe Root on a quicker delivery. Root was looking to sweep but misses as the ball makes a mess of the stumps. Joe Root departs after scoring 56 runs off 41 balls with nine boundaries. With Alastair Cook(61) and Joe Root(38) at the crease, England are currently at 177/3 after 38 overs.NINE RUNS off the over!!37.6 overs: FOUR!! Joe Root waits for it and steers it past gully for a boundary. With Alastair Cook(55) and Joe Root(28) at the crease, England are currently at 161/3 after 35 overs.THIRTEEN RUNS off the over!!34.6 overs: FOUR!! Alastair Cook flays the sweep and sends it towards long leg for a boundary.34.1 overs: FOUR!! Joe Root waits for it and flicks it towards deep square leg for a boundary. With Alastair Cook(34) and Joe Root(1) at the crease, England are currently at 109/3 after 27 overs.THREE RUNS off the over!!Joe Root comes to the crease for England.Ravindra Jadeja GETS HIS SECOND WICKET for India!!26.2 overs: That’s OUT!! Ravindra Jadeja has bowled Ian Bell on a fuller delivery. Bell was looking to flick but the ball clips onto the pads and crashes into the stumps. Ian Bell departs after scoring 23 runs off 21 balls with four boundaries. With Alastair Cook(32) and Ian Bell(23) at the crease, England are currently at 106/2 after 26 overs.SEVEN RUNS off the over!! 25.3 overs: FOUR!! Ian Bell presses forward and smokes it through extra cover for a boundary. FAB SHOT from Bell!! With Alastair Cook(32) and Ian Bell(16) at the crease, England are currently at 99/2 after 25 overs.#IndvsEng England’s brisk scoring is setting up a formidable task for India. India will need to bat like they are playing a test match. 🙂 Ravi Shukla (@rkshukla) July 30, 2014SIX RUNS off the over!!22.2 overs: FOUR!! Ian Bell shimmies down the track and smacks it straight down the ground for a boundary. That was BLUDGEONED by Bell!!Ian Bell comes to the crease for England. Ravindra Jadeja has got a CRUCIAL BREAKTHROUGH for India!!20.5 overs: OUT!! Ravindra Jadeja has got Gary Ballance out caught at short leg. Ballance leans forward and gets an inside edge onto the pads that lobs towards Cheteshwar Pujara who takes it comfortably. Gary Ballance departs after scoring 38 runs off 48 balls with five boundaries and a six. With Alastair Cook(29) and Gary Ballance(37) at the crease, England are currently at 79/1 after 19 overs.advertisementSIX RUNS off the over!!18.5 overs: FOUR!! Gary Ballance leans forward and creams it through covers for a boundary. BEAUTIFUL SHOT from Ballance!! With Alastair Cook(28) and Gary Ballance(32) at the crease, England are currently at 73/1 after 18 overs.SIX RUNS off the over!!17.1 overs: FOUR!! Gary Ballance flays the reverse sweep and sends it towards third man for a boundary. With Alastair Cook(23) and Gary Ballance(17) at the crease, England are currently at 53/1 after 14 overs.NINE RUNS off the over!!13.1 overs: FOUR!! Alastair Cook shuffles across and drills it through midwicket for a boundary.ELEVEN RUNS off the over!!12.6 overs: FOUR!! Gary Ballance leans into the drive and sends it scurrying through covers for another boundary. BACK-TO-BACK BOUNDARIES for Ballance!!12.5 overs: FOUR!! Gary Ballance goes on the frontfoot and flicks it towards deep square leg for a boundary.FIVE RUNS off the over!!11.3 overs: FOUR!! Alastair Cook hangs back and runs it wide of slip cordon for a boundary.FIVE RUNS off the over!!Gary Ballance comes to the crease for England.Bhuvneshwar Kumar DRAWS FIRST BLOOD for India!!6.4 overs: That’s OUT!! Bhuvneshwar Kumar has got Sam Robson out caught at first slip. Robson pokes at the angled-in delivery and gets an outside edge through to Shikhar Dhawan who takes it cleanly. Sam Robson departs after scoring 13 runs off 20 balls with two boundaries. EARLY BLOW for England!!6.1 overs: FOUR!! Sam Robson goes on the backfoot and carves it wide of point for a boundary. Robson is LOOKING SOLID for England!!FOUR RUNS off the over!!3.5 overs: FOUR!! Alastair Cook leans forward and steers it towards third man for a boundary.That’s a MAIDEN from Singh!!Pankaj Singh will bowl from the other end for England.FOUR RUNS off the over!!0.3 overs: FOUR!! Sam Robson rocks back and cracks the cut shot past backward point for a boundary. CRACKING SHOT from Robson!!Sam Robson and Alastair Cook are out in the middle for England while Bhuvneshwar Kumar will start the proceedings for India.That’s the END OF INNINGS for India!!James Anderson GETS A FIVE-FOR!!106.1 overs: That’s OUT!! James Anderson has got Mohammed Shami out caught by the wicket-keeper. Shami was looking to steer it towards third man but gets an outside edge through to Jos Buttler behind the stumps. Mohammed Shami departs after scoring five runs off 15 balls with a boundary.ONE RUN off the over!!Pankaj Singh comes to the crease for India.104.2 overs: OUT!! James Anderson has got MS Dhoni out caught by the wicket-keeper. Dhoni was a tad too slow in his shot and manages to get a top-edge through to Jos Buttler behind the stumps. MS Dhoni departs after scoring 50 runs off 113 balls with five boundaries and a six. BIG BLOW for India!!SIX RUNS off the over!!Stuart Broad will bowl from the other end for England.Anderson STARTS OFF WITH A MAIDEN!!MS Dhoni and Mohammed Shami are out in the middle for India while James Anderson will start the proceedings for England on Day 4.Toss: England won the toss and elected to bat first against India.Changes: India have made two changes with Rohit Sharma and Pankaj Singh replacing Stuart Binny and injured Ishant Sharma. On the other hand, England have opted for three changes with Jos Buttler replacing Matt Prior as wicketkeeper, while Chris Woakes and Chris Jordan replace Liam Plunkett and Ben Stokes in the bowling attack.Teams:England: Alastair Cook, Sam Robson, Gary Ballance, Ian Bell, Joe Root, Moeen Ali, Joss Buttler, Chris Jordan, Chris Woakes, Stuart Broad, James AndersonIndia: Murali Vijay, Shikhar Dhawan, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja, Rohit Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Pankaj Singhlast_img read more

IPL 2017, RCB vs RPS: It’s Virat Kohli vs Steve Smith as teams look for turnaround

first_imgVirat Kohli and Steve Smith will be eager to stem the rot when Royal Challengers Bangalore square off with Rising Pune Supergiant in an Indian Premier League encounter on Sunday. (More IPL News)Both the high-profile franchises have lost three out of their four games and would want to arrest the slide as momentum can quickly shift in a high-paced T20 tournament. (Chris Gayle should take cue from Virat Kohli, says RCB fielding coach Trent Woodhil)While Kohli’s return from injury with a stylish half-century was a morale booster for the RCB, they would definitely be disappointed after losing a low-scoring game against Mumbai Indians, having them on the mat.Pune, on the other hand, lost to Gujarat Lions despite a good start to their innings.Kohli and Smith – the two premier batsmen in world cricket – will be desperate to change the script for their respective teams. They would want to plug the holes as well as lead from the front with their individual performances also.Former RPS skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni is also under pressure to score runs after an indifferent start to IPL 10.For RCB, the next two games give them an opportunity to get four points against two of the relatively unsettled side in the tournament – Pune and Gujarat. (Andrew Tye, Samuel Badree: 2 matches, 2 hat-tricks, different results)RCB are placed a notch above Gujarat Lions with two points for having better run rate, but a win could displace Kings XI Punjab, who play their next match only on April 17, from their current fourth position on the points-table.advertisementPune, on the flipside, would want to gain vital two points, before they take on in-form Sunrisers Hyderabad in their den and table-toppers Mumbai Indians in away-game, on April 22 and April 24.RCB would like to take solace from the fact that leg-spinner Samuel Badree’s hat-trick posed a lot of trouble for the Mumbai Indians before Kieron Pollard saved their day.Kohli’s 62 off 47 balls is also an indicator of the bigger and better things that can be expected from the Indian captain.The Indian captain had also stitched the highest opening stand of 63 runs with out-of-touch Chris Gayle, followed by a 47-run stand with AB de Villiers, who also came in after recovering from an injury.Gayle, who has struggled to score even one half century in his last 11 innings, will expect his bat to do the talking as he was unable to unleash big hits in his knock of 22 off 27 balls, which was far from his best. The slowish Chinnaswamy track also added to his woes.Chances of Gayle also getting dropped for the second time are rife as the team management could consider fielding Shane Watson, who can bowl and bat, compared to the West Indian who hardly bowls of late.RCB would also expect AB de Villiers, who made a scintillating unbeaten 46-ball 89-run on his comeback, to carry on in the same fashion. His 19 off 21 balls in death overs couldn’t save the blushes for his team as RCB could only post a modest 142 for five in their last match.Kedar Jadhav, who was unfortunately run-out for nine in the last game, would like to showcase his utility as middle-order batsman when he slammed a 37-ball 69 to help RCB score 157 runs during a 15-run win over Delhi Daredevils.He had also smashed 31 in the opening match against Sunrisers Hyderabad.RCB would like to pin hopes on their bowlers, especially spinners Samuel Badree, who weaved a hat-trick against Mumbai Indians and Yuzuvendra Chahal and Pawan Negi, who have been among wickets.Meanwhile, Pune will be expecting Dhoni to get his vintage touch back, specially after getting out with another single digit score on Friday.If Pune are to win the contest, the top order – Ajinkya Rahane, Smith, Rahul Tripathi and million dollar boy Ben Stokes – will need to shoulder the responsibility of getting the side to a good total.While Rahane failed in the previous match, Smith and Rahul looked good during their 64-run second wicket stand before the team fell apart against Gujarat Lions’ pacer Andrew Tye’s magical spell of 5/17, including a hat-trick in the final over.Pune’s fate also lies in the hands of South African leg-spinner Imran Tahir, who was clobbered all around the park by the Gujarat duo of Brendon McCullum and Dwayne Smith.Before Friday’s match, Tahir successfully delivered whenever the ball was thrown to him by Smith. Veteran all-rounder Rajat Bhatia with his cutters, can return a handful on Sunday, considering the slowish nature of the wicket in Bengaluru.advertisementTeams:Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli (c), Shane Watson, Chris Gayle, Mandeep Singh, Kedar Jadhav (wk), Travis Head, Sachin Baby, Stuart Binny, Tymal Mills, Sreenath Aravind, Aniket Choudhary, Yuzvendra Chahal, Pawan Negi, Harshal Patel, Adam Milne, Iqbal Abdulla, Samuel Badree, Avesh Khan, Tabraiz Shamsi, Praveen Dubey, Billy Stanlake.Rising Pune Supergiant: Steve Smith (captain), Faf du Plessis, Adam Zampa, Usman Khawja, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (wicketkeeper), Ajinkya Rahane, Ashok Dinda, Ankus Bains, Rajat Bhatia, Ankit Sharma, Ishwar Pandey, Jaskarn Singh, Baba Aparajith, Deepak Chahar, Mayank Agarwal, Dnaiel Christian, Luckie Farguson, Ben Stokes and Manoj Tiwary.last_img read more

Red Bulls Tie, 2-2, But Lose

first_imgTweetPinShare0 Shares FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Jay Heaps is taking the New England Revolution back to the MLS Cup — this time as the head coach — still looking for his first win.Charlie Davies scored twice to give the Revolution a 2-2 draw with the New York Red Bulls on Nov. 29 and a 4-3 victory in the two-game, aggregate goals Eastern Conference finals.New England will play in the MLS Cup on Dec. 7 against the winner of the Western finals between the Los Angeles Galaxy and the Seattle Sounders.“It’s so rewarding for me,” said midfielder Chris Tierney, who joined the team in 2008, just after its streak of three straight losses in the title game. “We just hope that we can make good in the final and take it all away.”Tierney assisted on both goals to twice tie the score after the Red Bulls took the lead.Tim Cahill and Peguy Luyindula scored for the Red Bulls, who are expecting to say goodbye to captain Thierry Henry. The 37-year-old French star’s contract is up, and he is expected to return to Europe to finish his career.“I don’t think we’ve ever had a player in the league that has what Thierry has,” Red Bulls coach Mike Petke said. “I’m honored to have played with him, coached him and been with him every day in practice. Whatever he decides to do, he’ll be successful.”Heaps played for the Revolution from 2001-11 and helped the team reach the MLS Cup four times, in ’02 and again from 2005-07.Each time they lost.Heaps took over as head coach in 2012 after back-to-back years missing the playoffs. After one more rebuilding year, he had them back in the postseason last year and now back in the championship game.“We wanted to build something championship-worthy,” Heaps said, “to get back to where the club was in ’05-07.”Davies scored in the 41st minute to tie it, and then again in the 70th. Henry had a chance to give the Red Bulls the series in the 89th minute but his shot from outside the box was blocked by Revolution goalkeeper Bobby Shuttleworth.The Galaxy won the first game of the Western Conference finals 2-1, with the second game in Seattle on Nov. 30.(JIMMY GOLEN, AP Sports Writer)last_img read more

Court orders top VW shareholder to pay ‘dieselgate’ damages

first_imgFrankfurt Am Main, Oct 24 (AFP) German judges on Wednesday ordered Volkswagen’s largest shareholder, holding company Porsche SE, to pay damages to some of its own investors over its handling of VW’s “dieselgate” emissions scandal.A Stuttgart court awarded shareholders in two cases a total of 47 million euros (USD 54 million), saying that Porsche SE failed to inform investors in a timely way about software to cheat emissions tests built into millions of Volkswagen cars.The 2015 revelation sent the value of the manufacturer’s stock plunging more than 40 percent and Porsche SE’s 30 percent in the following days.In a 130-page judgement, the court said a note sent to Volkswagen chief executive Martin Winterkorn in May 2014 – more than a year before “dieselgate” became public – should have prompted the companies to inform markets of the financial risks linked to the cheating software.Holding company Porsche SE, separate from sports car-building VW subsidiary Porsche AG, is mainly owned by descendants of VW Beetle inventor Ferdinand Porsche. It holds a controlling stake in VW.In a statement of its own, the firm said it plans to appeal both judgements, arguing that “the suits are unjustified and the claims have no basis.” Wednesday’s two rulings are the first in a swarm of investor actions against Porsche SE and Volkswagen in Stuttgart and Brunswick, with claims totalling over nine billion euros.Meanwhile prosecutors are investigating VW on suspicion of fraud, stock market manipulation and false advertising.And the German government has opened the way for VW customers to launch collective proceedings against the firm, with one consumer association planning an action for early November.advertisementJudges said the company could appeal the Wednesday ruling. (AFP) MRJMRJlast_img read more

Dalot out to make Man Utd right-back spot his own

first_imgDiogo Dalot says he is determined to become Manchester United’s first-choice right-back despite the club’s pursuit of Aaron Wan-Bissaka.The 20-year-old full-back joined the Red Devils from Porto last summer and went on to make 23 appearances in all competitions in his debut season as he played backup to Ashley Young.United are looking to invest in the squad ahead of the next campaign after finishing sixth in the Premier League and crashing out of the Champions League at the quarter-final stage. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? While Young has been handed a new contract that runs until the end of next season, United have also been heavily linked with Crystal Palace star Wan-Bissaka and are said to be lining up another bid for him worth around £50 million ($63m).Despite the anticipated increase in competition for his place, however, Dalot is confident he can impress manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer enough to make it his own.”At the end of the season, the results were not what we wanted,” Dalot told United’s official website. “But I can say it was a big season for me.”Playing 23 games, and I only started playing properly and had my fitness in December, so it has been very good for me to have the opportunity to play in some different positions.“I want to make my statement in the team and play as much as I can at right-back because I think it’s my best position. I just need to prove that to the manager with my work.”He added: “I know that some people thought I might come here and not play as much as I have this season. Some people thought I would play more.”We all have different opinions but, overall, I think it was a very good season to settle in, start to know the club, know the league, know the atmosphere and now there is no excuse for next season.“I just need to push on. My goal is to make right-back my own.”United have already made one signing this summer, having confirmed the arrival of Daniel James from Swansea last week, while Antonio Valencia and Ander Herrera have been released.Meanwhile, Juventus and Real Madrid are still pursuing Paul Pogba while Romelu Lukaku is reportedly edging towards Inter. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Supporters to sue after Ronaldo doesn’t play for Juve

first_imgCristiano Ronaldo’s failure to get on the field during a recent Juventus friendly has caused football supporters in South Korea to take legal action against the match organisers.The superstar forward stayed on the bench for the whole 90 minutes during Juve’s 3-3 draw with the K-League All Stars team at Seoul World Cup Stadium last week.Fans who attended the game are said to have suffered “mental anguish” by Ronaldo’s non-appearance, after organiser The Fasta Inc alleged the 34-year-old was contractually obligated to play in the match. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Korean lawyer Kim Min-ki, who is spearheading the lawsuit against the match organisers, says he will be pursuing a €53 (£48/$59) match ticket refund and €759 (£697/$847) compensation for each customer’s “painful” situation.”Many purchased tickets to see Ronaldo. The Fasta publicised that the company had a deal with Juventus which stipulated Ronaldo would play for at least 45 minutes and that Ronaldo would hold a fan signing event,” Kim told Reuters.”Normally in such cases the plaintiffs will be refunded the price of the tickets, but I put this under a special case since the company, through false advertising, took advantage of the football star’s fans.”For now we have two plaintiffs who sued the company, but I have been getting a lot of calls today and I assume there will be some 60,000 more.”As for the mental anguish part, I’d like to say some of them are raucous fans, the real avid fans. So for them it is very painful because they love Ronaldo and want to protect him, but they can’t, given the situation.”The Fasta Inc CEO Robin Chang told Korean broadcaster SBS that Ronaldo was supposed to play half of the match and she was only unaware he wouldn’t play in the 55th minute of the contest.”When I went to argue with (Pavel) Nedved, the vice president of Juventus, all he said was ‘I also wish Ronaldo ran, but he doesn’t want to. Sorry, there’s nothing I can do’. I was so frustrated,” Chang said.After a delayed flight from China, Juventus’ team bus arrived after the match against Korea’s best players was supposed to kick off, forcing the start time of the game to be pushed back by an hour.Juventus have yet to comment on the Korean leg of their Asian tour.last_img read more

35-year-old Indian becomes world’s youngest to climb 7 highest volcanoes, 7 highest mountains in 7 continents

first_img India Today Web Desk New DelhiJanuary 18, 2019UPDATED: January 18, 2019 12:10 IST Kolkata boy becomes world’s youngest to scale seven highest mountains and the seven highest volcanic peaks in seven continents.Kolkata mountaineer Satyarup Siddhanta reached the peak of Antartica’s highest point, the 4,285m Mount Sidley, on Wednesday and became the world’s youngest person to climb the seven highest peaks and the seven highest volcanic summits across the seven continents of the world in seven years. He is also the first person in India to conquer the seven mountain peaks and seven volcanic summits.Will the central government extend their support to Mountaineering?@Ra_THORe @narendramodi @PMOIndia @sachin_rt @imVkohli @SrBachchan @indian_athletes @IntelIndia @RNTata2000 @republic_sports @republic @TimesNow @timesofindia @CMofKarnataka @MamataOfficial @AmitShah @SGanguly99 pic.twitter.com/PBo3pLRtLgSatyarup Siddhanta (@SatyarupS) December 21, 2018Climbing Mount Ridley at minus 40 degreesSatyarup summited Mt. Sidley at 6:28 IST, at a temperature of minus 40 degree Celsius, according to the inReach Satellite Communicator he was carrying. He was the first Indian to climb Mt Ridley.The Kolkata software engineer achieved the feat at the age of 35 years and 262 days, while Australia’s Daniel Bull did it aged 36 years 157 days as per the Guinness Book of World Records.This achievement by him has made him the fifth Indian citizen to have climbed the tallest peaks in each continent.Here’s what Satyarup tweeted after his win:”6:28 AM (IST) AT 10.10 successfully sumitted Mt Sidley highest volcanic peak of Antarctica. Fluttered the India flag at Sidley, what a proud moment,” Satyarup tweeted.At 10:10 Fluttered the india flag at sidley what a proud moment | Find me with inReachhttps://t.co/uNb1Kmko0rSatyarup Siddhanta (@SatyarupS) January 16, 2019Cant wait to flutter the National Flag at the top of Mt Sidley – the highest volcano of Antarctica! Need your blessings to make my country proud!Thank you @Tata Trusts, @Sikkim Manipal University – Distance Education, Trip360, Wakefit, #WowMomo, #CFRCE,https://t.co/uw9znIE4zpadvertisementSatyarup Siddhanta (@SatyarupS) December 31, 2018Which mountains and volcanic summits did he climb?There is much dispute among mountaineers regarding which of the highest peaks fall in which country as certain peaks fall on continental border lines. Thus, every continent has at least three lists of highest peaks. Satyarup Siddhantahad to climb nine peaks to ensure that there was no dispute about him scaling the highest mountains in each continent.Here are the nine highest mountains he climbed:1. Mount Everest (8,848 m) – Nepal2. Mt Aconcagua (6,961 m) – Argentina3. Mt Mckinely/Mt Denali (6,194 m) – USA4. Mt Kilimanjaro (5,895 m) – Tanzania5. Mt Elbrus (5,642 m) – Russia6. Mt Blanc (4,808.7 m) – France7. Mt Vinson Massif (4,892 m) – Antractica8. Puncac Jaya/ Carstensz Pyramid (4,884 m) – Indonesia9. Mt Kosciuszko (2,228 m) – AustraliaOur #India flag fluttered at the top of Mt #Wilhelm, the #highest #mountain of #PapuaNewGuinea on 14th Nov 2018 at 8 AM for the first time ever.@PMOIndia @CMofKarnataka @MamataOfficial @Ra_THORe @Lshukla6 @narendramodi @anandmahindra#FirstIndianAscent #mountaineering #jaihind pic.twitter.com/Yv4tbGP6S8Satyarup Siddhanta (@SatyarupS) November 15, 2018Here are the seven volcanic peaks he scaled:1. Ojos del Salado (6,893 m) – Chile2. Mt Kilimanjaro (5,895 m) – Tanzania3. Mount Elbrus (5,642 m) – Russia4. Mount Pico de Orizaba (5,636 m) – Mexico5. Mt Damavand (5,610 m) – Iran6. Mt Giluwe (4,368 m) – Papua New Guinea7. Mt Sidley (4,285 m) – AntarcticaThe mountaineer holds the record of conquering several summits such as the Mt Elbrus in Europe, Mt Denali in Alaska and Mt Monc Blanc in France, Kilimanjaro in Africa.Last year, the 35-year-old had scaled the highest volcanic peak in North America, Pico de Orizaba.It is always a proud feeling to flutter the #India flag in every corner of the world!Summited Mt Pico De Orizaba on 5 Dec, 2018 at 2:30 pm to complete 6 of the #Volcanicsevensummits#jaihind #worldrecord@TimesNow @timesofindia @PMOIndia @MamataOfficial @CMofKarnataka @Lshukla6 pic.twitter.com/0FhZeDqirrSatyarup Siddhanta (@SatyarupS) December 9, 2018Climbing Mt Everest in 2015Such is his passion for climbing, that Satyarup didn’t think twice to leave his regular job before making his first attempt to scale the Mt Everest, in 2015.He suffered financial losses after being forced to cut short his ascent due to a massive earthquake followed by an avalanche in the base camp. But he managed to scale it in 2006.More about Satyarup SiddhantaSatyarup hails from Haridevpur in South Kolkata and is presently based out of BangaloreHe is a software engineer by profession.As per a report by HT, Satyarup had to work different shifts in two companies to raise funds for his mountaineering trips.(With inputs from PTI)(Main image source: Twitter)For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byRoshni Tags :Follow MountaineerFollow World recordFollow highest peaksFollow Guiness World Records 35-year-old Indian becomes world’s youngest to climb 7 highest volcanoes, 7 highest mountains in 7 continentsSatyarup Siddhanta from Kolkata created a world record by becoming the world’s youngest mountaineer to climb the seven highest mountains and the seven highest volcanoes in seven years.advertisementlast_img read more

Concordia Maritime Inks New Charter Contract with Shell

first_imgzoom Concordia Maritime has signed an agreement with Shell Tankers Singapore Private Ltd (Shell) covering the employment of the P-MAX tankers Stena Penguin and Stena Progress.“Generally speaking, the product tanker market is developing well and in accordance with our planned fleet disposition. We are of course happy to have concluded this business”, says Kim Ullman, CEO of Concordia Maritime.The Stena Penguin (built in 2010) and the Stena Progress (built in 2009) are two of the ten P-MAX tankers in Concordia Maritime’s fleet. The vessels have a double hull, two engine rooms with full water and fire integrity and two separate propulsion systems. Manoeuvrability and an integrated bridge layout are also very important when it comes to facilitating safe navigation in narrow channels.Concordia Maritime, February 17, 2014last_img read more

Genting Hong Kong Buys Nordic Yards’ Three Shipyards

first_imgzoom Genting Hong Kong, a global leisure, entertainment and hospitality company, has acquired Nordic Yards’ three shipyards in Wismar, Warnemunde and Stralsund, Germany for the consideration of EUR 230.6 million (USD 250 million).The company said that the purchase of the three shipyards, along with Lloyd Werft last year, enables Genting Hong Kong to realize its global cruise ships fleet strategy over the next decade for its three brands – Crystal Cruises, Dream Cruises, and Star Cruises.“The rapid growth of the world cruise industry, especially in China, has led to cruise ship order book reaching an all-time high,” said Tan Sri Lim Kok Thay, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Genting Hong Kong. “In order to ensure that the company can build the required number of cruise ships in the next decade for our global fleet expansion, it is strategic that we acquired shipyards that can build our cruise ships in a timely basis and in a more cost effective manner.”The newly acquired yards together with the previously purchased Lloyd Werft will be managed as the Lloyd Werft Group.In addition, the company said that the ownership of the shipyards will free it from both the delivery timing and pricing uncertainties associated with the cruise ship order book cycle, and allow management to focus on the strategic planning, design and deployment of its planned cruise ships among its three brands.The acquired yards are capable of building cruise ships larger than the largest cruise ships currently afloat and with further investment, they will have a steel fabrication capacity of about 150,000 tons a year.“The investment in the Lloyd Werft Group will have good returns from the 10 year planned order book, fits perfectly with the Company’s global cruise strategy and is in the long term interest of the company,”  said Tan Sri Lim Kok Thay.last_img read more

Looking for a better telecom bill Patience persistence are key

first_imgCALGARY – When Kevin Sousa’s cable company botched his service repairs for a third time, he decided it was time to shop around for a better provider.But even before starting his search, he knew he had few companies to turn to, especially if he wanted to keep his services bundled in a single convenient package.“It’s terrible, we have so few options,” said Sousa. “For me to go somewhere else, I only have the option of Bell really, because if I go anywhere else I have to break it all up.”Canadians know the conundrum well, but industry watchers say that consumers can at least lower their bills by looking at the growing number of alternatives or pushing back on the big telecoms.“Look at your options, do your research, and try a smaller player like Distributel or TekSavvy, that don’t have as much of a market share, but are able to give you a better deal,” said Katy Anderson, a digital rights specialist at OpenMedia.She said smaller internet players are adding some competition to the industry, but that prices are still inflated and alternative providers are often not available in more rural parts of the country.The CRTC has been trying to foster more competition, including declaring 50 mbps internet a basic service, and requiring the major telecoms to sell space on even their fastest fibre optic lines, but Anderson said the federal government still needs to create its own broadband strategy for the country.Mohammed Halabi, director of MyBillsAreHigh, says part of the problem is too few people are pushing against the prices being offered by the big telecoms.“If you don’t ask, you don’t get,” said Halabi, whose company helps people get better telecoms rates.He said it’s unfortunate that there’s so little clarity on pricing and other issues in the telecoms industry, but consumers do have options.“Customers have been put in that position, so you have to go in there and ask, and don’t hesitate to switch your services if you’re not getting a good deal from your provider.”He said it’s important not to be outrageous in what you’re asking though, and to keep in mind that loyalty — and politeness — does help as you negotiate through escalating levels of customer service staff.“Tenure does go a long way in negotiations, 100 per cent. One of the most important factors actually.”He said telecoms providers are, however, also eager for new customers, so it’s a good idea to push for the best deal possible when signing up. He said you can often extend promotion pricing from six months to a year, and get better than the advertised rates.Halabi also said that unless you really need the trio of cable, phone line, and internet, you can generally get a better deal by splitting up the services and pushing for the best rate individually on each.As to knowing how far you can push, Halabi said the cheaper upstart options provide a good reference point on pricing.“Usually you can get something close to that price point with the big three, after some negotiating. After all, they’re selling the service to that company.”He pointed to a current Rogers promotion for a 150 mbps speed hookup at $80 a month, down from $100, but said he’s been able to get it for new clients at $60, which is about the same rate that TekSavvy’s pricing for that speed starts.With more than 500 internet service providers in Canada, the variance on pricing can go even further though. The CRTC says that for a basic five mbps download internet connection, some providers charge as much as $73 a month for the service in Vancouver and Winnipeg and $85 in St. John’s, while competitors offer the same speed for as low as $25 a month in those cities.Sousa said that he’s been able to get his bill down close to the competition, but it takes work.“You have to do the footwork. I call it a dance,” said Sousa.“You can eventually get it down to about the same price as those other services, but you’ve got to fight for that kind of stuff.”last_img read more

FYR of Macedonia reopens border with Kosovo UN reports

UNMIK chief Hans Haekkerup told Kosovo’s Interim Administration Council that this welcome development came in fulfilment of a promise he had received from the authorities in the FYR of Macedonia when he visited the country last week.Mr. Haekkerup also announced plans to meet Yugoslav President Vojislav Kostunica in Belgrade on 5 April to discuss the legal framework for provisional self-government institutions. He said he would press for the release of all Kosovo Albanian detainees in Serbia, and anticipated discussing the participation of Kosovo Serbs in elections to be held later this year. Next week, Mr. Haekkerup is expected to visit Albania for talks with the country’s Prime Minister, Ilir Meta.In another development, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) reported that at least 2,000 residents of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia have headed back to their homes over the past few days after fighting died down in the north of the country. UNHCR also said that only a handful of people crossed into Kosovo over the weekend.Meanwhile, the international security force (KFOR) said today that it had increased its troop levels by nearly two battalions on Kosovo’s border with the FYR of Macedonia. KFOR also announced that it had found an arms cache yesterday near the Kosovo village of Krivenik — an area close to the border which had recently come under attack. read more

October auto sales up 74 per cent from a year ago DesRosiers

October auto sales up 7.4 per cent from a year ago, DesRosiers says AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Canadian Press Posted Nov 1, 2013 12:28 pm MDT TORONTO – Canadian auto and truck sales last month were up 7.4 per cent from a year ago, according to data compiled by DesRosiers Automotive Consultants.Light vehicle sales totalled 145,460 for the month, up from 135,476 in October 2012 as Ford led the way with a gain of more than 10 per cent.The U.S. automaker sold 22,635 vehicles for the month, up from 20,561 a year ago.“We are proud to have achieved the best month of sales on record in more than 15 years,” Ford Canada president and chief executive Dianne Craig said in a statement.Canadian auto sales have set a torrid pace so far this year.According to DesRosiers, the industry has sold 1,496,216 light vehicles through the first 10 months of the year, up 3.8 per cent from 1,441,014 a year ago.General Motors, which posted a nearly 10 per cent gain, was second in October as it said sales jumped across all four of its brands, Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac for the month that included an extra selling day than last year.The automaker sold 20,503 vehicles last month, compared with 18,651 in October 2012.Chrysler rounded out the top 3 with sales of 18,007, up from 17,333 a year ago.Meanwhile, Japanese automaker Toyota Canada Inc. said it saw an uptick of 3.5 per cent in sales of its cars and trucks in October, helped by its popular RAV4 sport utility vehicles.Toyota sales totalled 15,593, while its Lexus brand climbed 5.9 per cent from a year ago to 1,609. Scion sales amounted to 392.Honda Canada reported that last month was its best October in monthly sales since 2002.It saw combined sales from its Honda and luxury segment Acura, climb to 15,302, a jump from 14 per cent from October 2012 sales. Honda sales were up 19 per cent over the last year, coming in at 13,770 units while Acura sales were down 19 per cent, to 1,532 units.“Honda Canada Inc. surpassed an eleven-year-old October monthly sales record this month, which was bolstered by double digit growth of Honda Automobile Division’s small cars, Fit and Civic,” said Dave Gardner, vice-president of sales and marketing, Honda Canada Inc. read more

Augusta stock soars following takeover bid from largest shareholder HudBay

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Canadian Press Posted Feb 10, 2014 12:47 pm MDT Augusta stock soars following takeover bid from largest shareholder, HudBay TORONTO – HudBay Minerals Inc. says shareholders of Augusta Resources Corp. would be wise to accept its all-stock takeover offer because the junior mining company doesn’t have the financial strength or expertise to develop its major project without help.The Toronto-based company, in a bid announced on the weekend, is offering to exchange 0.315 of a HudBay share for each Augusta share it doesn’t already own — valuing the junior mining company at about $540 million.Shares of Vancouver-based Augusta (TSX:AZC) soared more than 27 per cent, or 69 cents, to $3.20 on the Toronto Stock Exchange on Monday, well above the implied value of $2.96 when the offer was made.HubBay (TSX:HBM) stock fell 57 cents, or just over six per cent, to $8.83.HudBay Minerals Inc. (TSX:HBM) is out to acquire all the shares of Augusta Resources Corp. (TSX:AZC) that it doesn’t already own in a cash and stock deal worth about $540 million. August’s prime asset is its Rosemont copper deposit in Arizona. HudBay is offering $2.96 a share. HudBay fell 57 cents to C$28.81 while Augusta shares rocketed more than 27 per cent to $3.20.HudBay president and CEO David Garofalo told analysts Monday that his company believes Augusta’s management has consistently underestimated the time and cost of developing Rosemont.“We have been patient and supportive shareholders in Augusta since our initial investment in 2010” and remain confident that Rosemont will eventually get the necessary permits, Garofalo said Monday.But “we believe Augusta’s management continues to be overly optimistic about the permitting time and Augusta’s ability to complete the necessary engineering and raise the necessary financing to construct the Rosemont project,” he said on a conference call.“At this point, we strongly believe our technical team will be better-positioned to advance this project forward, given our extensive history in bringing projects into production.”“In fact, since our initial investment in Augusta, we’ve built two new mines and substantially advanced another,” Garofalo said.He said the addition of the Rosemont project would enhance HudBay’s position as an intermediate-sized base metals mining company and fit within its own timetable for growth projects.HudBay would be able to finance its share of Rosemont’s future costs from internal cash flow, once the Constancia copper project in Peru is completed, Garofalo said. Constancia is scheduled to begin commercial production next year, according to HudBay’s estimates.HudBay currently owns just over 23 million of Augusta’s more than 144.5 million shares — making it the largest shareholder at the time of its takeover offer.It thinks the deal benefits Augusta shareholders because they’ll get a stake in a larger mining company but still have a chance to get some of Rosemont’s growth potential.HudBay has set March 19 as its deadline for Augusta shareholders to tender their shares, although such deadlines are often changed by the bidding company. Among the conditions is that two-thirds of Augusta’s shares are tendered to HudBay’s offer. read more

Economy tops expectations growing faster than expected in January

Economy tops expectations, growing faster than expected in January OTTAWA – The economy kicked off the year with a bang, rising faster than expected in January, providing further evidence of robust growth but not enough to alter expectations that the central bank will maintain its dovish position.Statistics Canada said Friday gross domestic product increased 0.6 per cent in the first month of the year, with strength across both goods- and service-producing industries. Economists had expected a gain of 0.3 per cent, according to Thomson Reuters.“One month does not a year make, but Canada opened its 150th birthday celebration with January alone registering a quarter of the gains expected for the year as a whole,” CIBC chief economist Avery Shenfeld wrote.“Even for those of us with enough experience to downplay any one data point, the fact that GDP is up 2.3 per cent from a year ago, and is gaining leadership from the ‘right’ sectors, makes a compelling case that we’ve put the post-oil-dive blues behind us.”The increase for January was the biggest increase for the economy since June 2016, when it also advanced by 0.6 per cent.The strong figures cap a recent string of better-than-expected economic data that included retail, wholesale and manufacturing sales as well as job creation.The Conference Board of Canada also reported Friday its index of consumer confidence rose 1.1 points in March to 111.7, its highest level since January 2010.Still, Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz said earlier this week that risks for the economy remain.“We’ve had positive data points in the last three years, too — and they didn’t last,” the central bank chief said Tuesday. “So, we’re being very cautious in that outlook.”In its most recent monetary policy report, the Bank of Canada predicted growth in the first quarter of 2017 to come in at an annual pace of 2.5 per cent.TD Bank raised its forecast Friday for the first quarter to an annual pace of 3.4 per cent compared with the its earlier expectations of 2.6 per cent.TD senior economist Brian DePratto said the central bank will likely also raise its forecast in the next monetary policy report on April 12, but he expected Poloz to remain prudent.“Core inflation remains very weak in Canada and we still haven’t seen any kind of meaningful comeback in business investment, so those are two areas that he’s probably going to remain concerned about,” DePratto said.“He’ll be happy but I don’t think this is really going to change the tone for him. He’s going to want to see a little bit more.”The Bank of Canada’s key interest rate has been set at 0.5 per cent since July 2015, when it cut its target for the overnight rate by a quarter of a percentage point.Statistics Canada said Friday that goods-producing industries grew by 1.1 per cent in January, while service-producing industries rose 0.4 per cent. The manufacturing sector was the largest contributor to the increase as it advanced 1.9 per cent.A partial rebound in the oil and gas industry also helped the mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction sector, bumping it up 1.9 per cent after contracting 0.5 per cent in December.Oil and gas extraction was up 2.0 per cent, offsetting some of its decline in December. Mining and quarrying excluding oil and gas extraction gained 1.1 per cent in January. by Craig Wong, The Canadian Press Posted Mar 31, 2017 6:45 am MDT Last Updated Mar 31, 2017 at 10:20 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Cat adds TS180 and TS220 towed scrapers to its product line

first_imgCaterpillar® has added four new towed-scraper models to its product line. The new towed-scraper models-TS180 and TS220, with two rear wheels, and TS185 and TS225, with four rear wheels-feature an innovative, heavy-duty design and large load capacities for durable productivity in construction applications. The towed scrapers come standard with dry-disc brakes and radial tyres. They also complement existing Cat hauling systems, including the articulated and rigid frame trucks loaded by hydraulic excavators and wheel loaders as well as the wheel tractor scraper and track-type tractor.Heaped-capacity ratings for the new towed scrapers range from 14.4 m³ for the TS180; 14.5 m³ for the TS185; and 18.0 m³ for the TS220 and TS225. These towed scrapers use a durable bowl design, with high-strength, abrasion-resistant steel used throughout-floor, walls, ejector and apron.The box-section design of the bowl floor resists the stress of top loading and provides structural rigidity for intermittent push loading; the cellular design of the bowl walls resist load pressures and dents; and the ejector gate, fabricated from a single sheet of high-strength abrasion-resistant steel, moves on the same high-strength rollers used in Cat articulated ejector trucks. Ejector alignment guides, made from ultra high-molecular-weight plastic, maintain alignment and eliminate metal-to-metal wear.The bowl features a centre-lift design, which eliminates the large draft arms (external supports) employed in most conventional-scraper designs. The design is extremely strong, less complex and saves weight.  The rear cylinders on the four-wheel TS185 and TS225 models allow the operator to adjust the cutting-edge angle to best accommodate different soils-an industry-exclusive. These models also feature walking-beam suspension for a smoother ride, reduced side sway and easier grading.Because the new scrapers can be used in tandem, ‘lead’ and ‘trailing’ configurations are available. Both configurations use a heavy-duty truss and push block at the rear for intermittent push loading, and lead units have a countersunk hitch that allows push loading when the unit works alone.Larger Cat track-type tractors and ChallengerTM Special Application tractors are ideal pulling units for the new scrapers, but other high-horsepower agricultural tractors (wheel or rubber-track) can be used. Drawbars and hitches are available for a range of pulling tractors, and the hitch features a bolt-on design that reduces wear on the massive 165 mm hitch pin.The hitch platform allows the tongue to move in six directions to prevent excessive stress on the tongue and stop blocks on the hitch prevent the tongue from contacting the tyres or tracks of the pulling tractor-eliminating a potential source of damage. The tongue itself features a robust, straight-line design that effectively transfers maximum drawbar pull to the cutting edge for reliable performance.The new towed scrapers use Cat XT-3 ES hydraulic hoses (designed to be 20 times more abrasion-resistant than standard hoses) and O-ring face-seal fittings to reduce leak potential. No hydraulic lines are exposed in the bowl, and the steel lines used for rear hydraulic circuits and for brakes run within the bowl walls for complete protection.last_img read more

Who will stop this guy Hombrados to play for Guadalajara

Jose Javier Hombrados Maybe you thought that he will end his career at age 43 after the farewell party in Wetzlar like Ivano Balic, but no. José Javier Hombrados still want to compete with the youngstars. The legendary Spanish goalie will try to help ASOBAL member Guadalaraja in the upcoming season.That will be his ninth team in proffessional career with began with BM Atletico Madrid at the beginning of 90’s. The biggest successes, Hombrados had as a member of BM Ciudad Real between 2002 and 2011. He won three times EHF Champions League, five titles of ASOBAL and was choosen twice for the best goalkeepeer of the season in Spain.He spent last two seasons in German HSG Wetzlar, proving that is still fit for the TOP handball. ← Previous Story ASOBAL: Stop for Teucro and Cangas! Next Story → Beach Handball explosion in front of IOC read more

Piqure de guêpe les gestes qui sauvent

first_imgPiqure de guêpe : les gestes qui sauventFrance – En cette saison à risques, Anne Jouan du Figaro rappelle les gestes à connaître pour soigner les piqures d’hyménoptères.Faute de bénéficier rapidement de soins adaptés, vingt personnes meurent chaque année en France après avoir été piquées par une abeille, une guêpe ou un frelon. Cette issue fatale est provoquée dans la majeure partie des cas par une allergie au venin, qui cause un choc anaphylactique. À lire aussiAntihistaminique : qu’est-ce que c’est ? A quoi ça sert ?Si vous vous savez allergique, vous pouvez vous faire prescrire un kit d’adrénaline, qui permet d’éviter l’arrêt cardiaque en attendant l’arrivée des secours. Même s’il n’y a pas d’allergie avérée, les scénarios suivants doivent vous alerter et vous faire appeler les secours : piqure sur les muqueuses, sur la gorge ou piqures multiples. Ces différentes situations peuvent créer un œdème susceptible de causer une asphyxie. Enfin, sachez que le venin peut être désactivé assez facilement : il ne supporte pas les différences de température et sera annihilé par l’application d’une source de chaleur puis de glace sur la piqure.Le 21 août 2010 à 12:27 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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