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Roughriders Stampeders voice support for NFL players after recent Trump comments

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first_imgREGINA – Backlash from U.S. President Donald Trump’s comments about NFL players kneeling during the national anthem reached the Canadian Football League on Sunday.Though players from both the Calgary Stampeders and Saskatchewan Roughriders stood for the Canadian anthem prior to their game in Regina, the Riders locked arms in a show of solidarity.Many players voiced their support for their football brethren south of the border after Calgary’s 15-9 victory.“It’s sad and it’s disheartening to me as an American to see our president getting in bickering matches with people on Twitter, calling out athletes saying they should be fired,” said Calgary quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell. “I’m glad we’re all uniting against that and I hope we take a stand against something that is unacceptable.”Trump inflamed an already emotional and controversial issue on Friday at a rally in Alabama.“Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, ‘Get that son of a bitch off the field right now, out, he’s fired. He’s fired.’” Trump said during his speech.Trump also rescinded his invite to the NBA champion Golden State Warriors after all-star guard Steph Curry said he was not interested in visiting the White House.Roughriders quarterback Kevin Glenn took to Twitter Saturday morning and voiced his opinion on the issue.Glenn tweeted: “#trump is the disrecptful (sic) one, he should be fired #trumpisabean.”Riders offensive lineman Derek Dennis was one of the players that locked arms.“We wanted to show solidarity and show that we understand what’s going on back home,” he said. “We didn’t do this to disrespect the Canadian flag or its Armed Forces because this country has given us an opportunity to play football, the game we love. We just wanted to show our support for what is going on back home.“Being a kid from New York City. … I was attacked by a bunch of undercover detectives who just messed with me just because they could. I’ve been through it and I understand what’s going on.”According to The Associated Press, approximately 130 NFL players either took to a knee or sat during the Star-Spangled Banner during the league’s first nine games on Sunday.The Pittsburgh Steelers elected to remain in the tunnel while the anthem was sung.“It’s more about unity than anything else,” said Calgary’s Charleston Hughes. “This is about being united as brothers to stand up for one another. It’s not just about the NFL or just about the CFL. It’s about standing up for what is right and showing support.”The movement started last year with former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who took to one knee in protest of racial injustice and police brutality in America.On Saturday, the anthem protest reached Major League Baseball shores. Oakland A’s catcher Bruce Maxwell was the first player in that sport to take a knee during the Star-Spangled Banner.Several teams in the WNBA have protested the anthem since 2016.“It shows that people understand the social issues that are going on right now,” Dennis said. “With Trump’s comments the other day, it showed us that we’re really alone as an ethnicity in America. It hurts.”last_img read more

QUEBECS YOUTUBE STARS UPLOAD THEIR LIVES

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first_imgEvery morning at around 8am, Cynthia Dulude wakes up, scrolls through her Instagram feed and devotes a few minutes to a meditation app before heading downstairs for breakfast. The soft-spoken redhead waters her plants, gets dressed, carefully applies her makeup and starts her work.Dulude did not reveal these intimate details to me, but her typical morning is available for all to see on her YouTube channel, one of the most popular in Quebec. The 25-year-old vlogger from the South Shore recently recorded her routine and edited it into a sleek video. Within a day of uploading it, the 8 1/2-minute post had just over 8,000 views, 1,000 likes and 100 admiring comments.Supplying her 625,000 subscribers with makeup tutorials over two YouTube channels has become Dulude’s full-time job. She and many other Quebecers are working as “creators” who fastidiously share their daily activities directly to ever-growing fan bases. For some YouTubers, this is the only real gig they have ever known. For others, it’s a hobby turned career. But how much can you really earn from posting videos a few times a week? Like top-tier public figures, YouTube’s most popular creators boast millions of fans and millions in revenue, thanks to advertising, brand partnerships and merchandise. Viewers are believed to spend an estimated one billion hours a day streaming content on the video-sharing site, which launched in 2005.The undisputed king of original content is Felix Kjellberg, an energetic Swedish gamer who goes by the handle PewDiePie. He has the most subscribers of any YouTube user — 59.5 million — and despite recent controversies over racial slurs in his videos, Forbes estimated his 2017 earnings at US$12 million. Only one Canadian cracks the top tier of original content creators: Toronto-based Evan Fong, 25, who has attracted 22 million subscribers to his VanossGaming channel. One 2015 report pegged his monthly income at $300,000. Login/Register With: Advertisement Advertisement Twittercenter_img Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Commercial partnerships can be lucrative for YouTubers, but offers have to be fielded carefully. “I know my fans trust me. I’m not going to talk about something I don’t believe in,” says Laval’s Catherine Francoeur, who vlogs with boyfriend Jay Malachani on the channel Cath & Jay and has 802,000 followers on her GirlyAddict channel. ALLEN MCINNIS / MONTREAL GAZETTElast_img read more

Mitsubishi calls for dismissal of trade secrets lawsuit launched by Bombardier

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first_imgCompanies in this story: (TSX:BBD.B)The Canadian Press MONTREAL — Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. is seeking the dismissal of a lawsuit by Bombardier Inc., calling the allegations of trade secret misappropriations “baseless and without merit.”The Japanese jet maker filed a motion to dismiss Bombardier’s case in a U.S. federal court in Seattle on Thursday, saying the lawsuit aims to “disrupt development” of a rival jet.Bombardier sued Mitsubishi in October over allegations that some of the Quebec company’s former employees passed on documents containing trade secrets to Mitsubishi before going to work for the company.Bombardier’s complaint also targets Aerospace Testing Engineering & Certification (AeroTEC), which supports the Japanese multinational in the development of its regional jet, as well as several ex-Bombardier employees. Bombardier alleges Mitsubishi Aircraft and AeroTEC recruited no fewer than 92 of its former employees from Canada and the United States.The former workers named in the lawsuit allegedly forwarded documents regarding the certification process to Transport Canada and its U.S. counterpart, the Federal Aviation Administration. The process is essential to ensuring newly developed planes are given permission to fly.None of the allegations has been proven in court.last_img read more

Business Highlights

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___Hiring rebounds as US employers add a solid 196,000 jobsWASHINGTON (AP) — Hiring in the United States rebounded in March as employers added a solid 196,000 jobs, up sharply from February’s scant gain and evidence that many businesses still want to hire despite signs that the economy is slowing. The unemployment rate remained at 3.8%, near the lowest level in almost 50 years. The figures suggest that February’s anemic job growth was a temporary blip and that businesses are confident that the economy remains on a firm footing.___Report on Ethiopian crash ratchets up pressure on BoeingNEW YORK (AP) — A preliminary report on the Ethiopian Airlines crash last month has ratcheted up pressure on Boeing, the aircraft maker that critics say has put profits before safety. The Ethiopian government report found that pilots of the plane that crashed last month followed all the steps recommended by Boeing after the same model plane crashed in Indonesian waters last year. But several questions remain, and final reports are not expected for months.___Trump backs off border shutdown but threatens auto tariffsWASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump abandoned his threat to immediately seal America’s Mexican border on Thursday. But he raised a new threat: to slap tariffs on cars coming to the U.S. from Mexico unless the Mexicans do more to stop the flow of migrants trying to enter the U.S. The president had threatened last week to close down the border this week unless Mexico immediately halted “ALL illegal immigration coming into the United States.”___Life as an EU satellite: Swiss, Turks hold lessons for UKGENEVA (AP) — Britons wondering what life could be like outside the European Union might consider how the Swiss, Turks or Norwegians have fared: They know well the benefits and headaches of being close to — but not part of — the gargantuan economic and political bloc. Switzerland, Norway and Turkey are among countries that are not part of the EU but close to it economically. That can be lucrative but comes with never-ending, near-daily negotiations with the EU and adaptation to its dictates.___UK’s prime minister asks EU to delay Brexit until June 30LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May has asked the European Union to delay Brexit until June 30 to avoid a chaotic withdrawal from the bloc in a week, but a key EU leader is suggesting an even longer delay in the difficult divorce proceedings. The question over timing is vital because Britain is set to leave the EU without a withdrawal deal in place on April 12 unless an agreement is reached at a Brussels summit set to take place two days earlier.___Elon Musk, SEC told to meet for at least 1 hour about tweetsDETROIT (AP) — A federal judge in New York is ordering Tesla CEO Elon Musk and U.S. securities regulators to meet for at least an hour to try and settle a dispute over Musk’s tweets. Judge Alison Nathan also told both sides Friday to send her a letter by April 18 saying whether they have reached a deal.___Trump’s pick to head the World Bank wins electionWASHINGTON (AP) — David Malpass, the Treasury official nominated by President Donald Trump to head the 189-nation World Bank, has won election to the post. The World Bank says Malpass was approved unanimously by the bank’s 25-member board on Friday.___US consumer borrowing gains slow in FebruaryWASHINGTON (AP) — Consumer borrowing rose at a slower pace in February as the increase in auto and student loans was the slowest in eight months. The Federal Reserve reports that borrowing increased by $15.2 billion in February, down from a gain of $17.7 billion in January.___25 local governments sue over California marijuana deliveryLOS ANGELES (AP) — A coalition of 25 local governments in California has sued to challenge a state rule that allows home marijuana deliveries statewide, even into communities that have banned commercial sales. The chairman of the Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors said Friday that the rule damages local marijuana businesses and “betrays the promise made to the voters” when they broadly legalized pot in 2016. State regulators say the rule merely clarified that pot deliveries were allowed.___Jobs rebound drives US stocks higher for another weekly gainNEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street closed out another solid week of gains Friday as the stock market hit its longest winning streak in a year and a half. Health care, energy and technology companies accounted for much of the broad rally, which extended the S&P 500’s consecutive run of gains to seven days. The benchmark index also ended the week with its second straight weekly gain. Small company stocks did better than the rest of the market. A strong rebound in hiring helped put traders in a buying mood.___The S&P 500 rose 13.35 points, or 0.5%, to 2,892.74. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 40.36 points, or 0.2%, to 26,424.99. The Nasdaq composite climbed 46.91 points, or 0.6%, to 7,938.69. The Russell 2000 index of smaller company stocks picked up 15.06 points, or 1%, to 1,582.56.The Associated Press read more

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Ontario electricity rates set to rise again on May 1

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TORONTO — Electricity rates are going up again in Ontario, just in time for the longer summer days.Time-of-use electricity prices will jump half-a-cent to 18 cents a kilowatt hour for peak periods, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, starting May 1.The rates are up slightly less for mid-peak periods —- between 7 and 11 a.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. — at 13.2 cents a kwh.The Ontario power system’s ‘broken’: Auditor GeneralOntario’s Power Trip: How Hydro is walloping Ontario businessOntario’s Power Trip: Dear Minister, here’s how you can stop power price hikesOff peak rates — in effect from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. and all day weekends and holidays — are up less than half a cent to 7.7 cents a kwh.The Ontario Energy Board estimates the changes will add about $3.13 a month to the electricity line on the average monthly hydro bill for a household using 750 kwh a month.The board sets rates every six months, and adjusts the hours for peak and off-peak periods, with changes every May 1 and Nov. 1. read more

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Policy group picks Albertas Peter Lougheed as best provincial premier since 1972

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AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Policy group picks Alberta’s Peter Lougheed as best provincial premier since 1972 MONTREAL – Alberta’s Peter Lougheed has been chosen as the best provincial premier in the last 40 years.Policy Options magazine asked 30 historians, political scientists, economists, journalists and policy advisers from across Canada to pick their top five choices for best provincial premier since 1972.The magazine is published by the Institute for Research on Public Policy, an independent, national, bilingual, non-profit organization,The 30 were asked to rank the top five from a list of 18 potential candidates and Lougheed, who served as premier of Alberta from September 1971 to November 1985, was the only premier chosen by all jurors, and 21 chose him as the number 1 position.In second place is Ontario’s William Davis, followed by Saskatchewan’s Allan Blakeney, New Brunswick’s Frank McKenna and Robert Bourassa of Quebec.The group says the magnitude of support for Lougheed spanned the country, with first-place votes in all regions.Jury members were also asked to rate them according to nine questions pertaining to various aspects of leadership, such as vision and communications, fiscal and economic management, intergovernmental relations and other important files.Peter Lougheed’s ratings were higher than the others on all questions, and ranged from 4.23 on interprovincial relations to 4.77 on ability to win over voters and elections.The exercise was part of the institute’s 40th anniversary. Also part of the celebration is a tribute dinner for Peter Lougheed on June 6 in Calgary. The keynote speaker will be Alberta’s newly elected premier, Alison Redford. by The Canadian Press Posted May 3, 2012 11:11 pm MDT read more

Venture capitalist Marc Andreessen mocks Warren Buffett as tech dinosaur for bitcoin

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AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Michael Liedtke, The Associated Press Posted Mar 25, 2014 5:15 pm MDT Venture capitalist Marc Andreessen mocks Warren Buffett as tech dinosaur for bitcoin criticism SAN FRANCISCO – Billionaire Warren Buffett has established his credentials as a savvy money manager, but Internet trailblazer Marc Andreessen doubts the stock market sage knows much about financial innovations such as the virtual currency bitcoin.The wild swings in bitcoin’s value during recent months prompted Buffett, 83, to dismiss the currency as a “mirage” during an interview on the financial news channel CNBC earlier this month.The putdown irked Andreessen, who is now running a Silicon Valley venture capital firm that has invested about $50 million in startups betting that bitcoin will continue to catch on as an alternative payment system around the world.“The historical track record of old white men who don’t understand technology crapping on new technology is, I think, 100 per cent,” Andreessen quipped to the delight of bitcoin enthusiasts attending a conference Tuesday in San Francisco.Buffett, who has built a $64 billion fortune through his control of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., didn’t respond to requests for comment.Andreessen, 42, is also white. He is revered in technology circles for co-founding Netscape Communications, which helped popularize and commercialize the Internet during the mid-1990s with a then-revolutionary Web browser. His venture capital firm, Andreessen Horowitz, has emerged as one of the country’s most successful tech investors. An early investment in virtual reality headset maker Oculus paid off Tuesday with Facebook Inc.’s announcement that it is buying the startup for $2 billion.Buffett has shied away from technology investments because he believes it’s too difficult to identify which companies will consistently generate reliable returns. Berkshire Hathaway generally puts its money into more staid industries, such as railroads, financial services, oil, food and retailing, though it does own a major stake in IBM Corp., one of the world’s largest and oldest technology companies.Andreessen evidently didn’t think his criticism of Buffett was too outlandish. After his onstage appearance at the bitcoin conference, Andreessen noted on his Twitter account that Buffett’s technological naiveté has been well-known for decades. Andreessen then pointed out that he avoids expressing his opinions about things he doesn’t understand.“I myself know nothing about railroads,” Andreessen tweeted. “Correspondingly have no view on them.”Andreessen’s skewering of Buffett comes amid an intensifying debate about bitcoin’s long-term prospects.The concept, hatched five years ago by a mysterious figure or group identified as Satoshi Nakamoto, has been brushed off as a fleeting fad by many other critics besides Buffett. Supporters such as Andreessen, however, are convinced bitcoin is destined to challenge government-backed currencies as the preferred way to buy things, especially across international borders.The conflicting viewpoints about bitcoin’s fate have contributed to the currency’s dramatic fluctuations. During the past year, one bitcoin has traded for under $100 and more than $1,100. Recently, it has been trading around $600.At that price, a bitcoin is still worth about eight times more than it was a year ago. That prompted Andreessen Horowitz general partner Balaji Srinivasan to tell the bitcoin conference that the currency has generate better returns than Berkshire Hathaway’s Class A stock, which has climbed by about 21 per cent during the past year.Buffett, though, has said he doesn’t view bitcoin as a currency, and the Internal Revenue Service is siding with him for now. In a Tuesday ruling, the IRS said that for U.S. tax purposes, virtual currencies will be treated as a piece of property instead of legal tender. read more

Ban calls for international aid for African communities attacked by Boko Haram

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“The Secretary-General reaffirms his solidarity with the people of Cameroon and reiterates the United Nations support for the Government of Cameroon in its fight against terrorism, conducted in full respect of international human rights, humanitarian and refugee law,” a statement issued by his spokesman said of the attacks on Dabanga and Waza, which killed some 15 people and wounded many others.“These are the latest in an appalling series of attacks by Boko Haram elements on the civilian population of the region,” it added.“He calls on the international community to provide urgent support for humanitarian assistance and early recovery as a way to mitigate the impact on the affected populations. The Secretary-General encourages the Governments affected by Boko Haram to address the root causes of the insurgency in a holistic and integrated manner.”He called on the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to hold the planned Summit of Heads of State and Government on countering the Boko Haram threat without further delay. read more

OSU defensive end Nick Bosa creating his own image as a Buckeye

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OSU freshman defensive end Nick Bosa (97) makes a tackle on Indiana sophomore running back Mike Majette (24) during the first half on Oct. 8. The Buckeyes won 38-17. Credit: Alexa MavrogianisWith Ohio State leading 31-17 near the 10-minute mark of the fourth quarter against Indiana, coach Urban Meyer needed a defensive stop. He sent in the goal line package to combat a fourth-and-one at the OSU four yard line.A score by the Hoosiers would put OSU on its heels for the rest of the game. But a familiar No. 97 in scarlet didn’t allow that to happen. Freshman defensive end Nick Bosa penetrated Indiana’s offensive line and made the initial hit on junior running back Devine Redding, halting him at the line of scrimmage and forcing the Indiana offense to retreat to the sideline still trailing by 14. There was no shrug, no hair sticking out of the back of the younger Bosa’s helmet, only a roar from a crowd of over 107,000 embracing Bosa for who he is, not who his brother was.“I was just excited to get on the field on fourth down and have the opportunity to make the play for my team,” Bosa said. “They put the people in on goal line for a reason, just knocked them back, shed the block and made a tackle for loss.”It’s fairly safe to say that anybody who paid attention to OSU football, or the realm of college football, knows the name Joey Bosa. As a two-time All-American, two-time first-team All-Big Ten, 2014 Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year and third-overall draft pick, the older Bosa set a precedent with the Buckeyes that his younger brother has almost unfairly been forced to meet.Nick Bosa said he knows there is pressure, but he doesn’t necessarily feel it because of his confidence in his abilities.“I didn’t listen to the hype too much,” Bosa said. “Coach (Larry Johnson) made it very easy for me to transition and he knew that there was going to be some pressure. But he kept working on getting me better and my teammates helped me too.”Coming off of a torn ACL in his final high-school season at St. Thomas Aquinas in Florida, Bosa wasn’t able to participate in camp when he enrolled in Columbus last spring. Defensive line coach Larry Johnson has been in charge of bringing Bosa along at a pace he’s comfortable with, just one year after a serious injury.Associate head coach and co-defensive coordinator Greg Schiano said Johnson has done a remarkable job with Bosa, especially given the skillset of the No. 1 consensus weakside defensive end in the 2016 recruiting class.“For a guy his age to do the things he does physically … it’s rare,” Schiano said. “He’s very strong and he plays with great technique which young guys usually don’t. He’s well-trained.”Bosa made four tackles against Indiana last week, including 1.5 tackles for loss. For the season, he has 13 total tackles, four tackles for loss and two sacks. At this time in Joey Bosa’s freshman year, he had 10 tackles and no tackles for loss or sacks. As time trots forward, Bosa may take on a larger role for Meyer and the defense.Bosa said it took a couple games for him to get acclimated again after rehabilitating his injury. However, it’s becoming more apparent each week that Bosa is on a path to becoming a dominant force on the defensive line.“We probably just have to play him probably a bit more as he’s getting healthy and more involved in the defense,” Meyer said after the game. “So obviously he’s a guy that, the last name, high expectations. I think he’s starting to fulfill them.” read more

Now officialy Ivan Čupić three years in Vive Targi Kielce

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Croatian handballIvan CupicPolish HandballRhein Neckar LowenVive Targi Kielce Handball-Planet.com published two weeks ago xclusively that Croatian right wing, Ivan Čupić (26) will move from Rhein Neckar Lowen to Polish Vive Targi Kielce. That information was today officialy announced from the Polish vice-champion and European TOP 16 team. Former player of Metkovic, Medvescak, Octavio Pilotes, Gorenje Velenje and Rhein Neckar Lowen, “Chupa Chups” signs a three years contract with Vive Targi Kielce.Before him, Vive Targi Kielce bought for the next season Krzysztof Lijewski and Karol Bielecki. ← Previous Story Season is over for Roberto Garcia Parrondo Next Story → Grit Jurack retires from the National Team!

Scrum recap Your weekend rugby review

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first_imgH-Cup try of the weekendUlster’s first [and only] try against Montpellier was pure backline magic. It was initiated by Tommy Bowe, some 80 metres from the French tryline, and featured a lovely cut-out pass by Jared Payne and Darren Cave, who found Andrew Trimble off his left shoulder in support.Bowe never stopped running from his deep-lying position and arrived right on cue to swap a one-two with Trimble, who kept his head and touched down near the posts. Check it out here [the fun starts around 1:20]YouTube credit: Ballboll81Bledisloe Cup — All Blacks raise the roof in DunedinNew Zealand made it a perfect 10 wins from 10 this year as they swept their Bledisloe Cup series with Australia. The visitors managed to post 33 points on the scoreboard but the All Blacks were still eight points to the good.Julian Savea kept up his scoring knack and there were second-half tries for Kieran Read and Aaron Cruden. The diminutive Cruden also played a key part in setting up the try of the game for flanker Sam Cane. His crossfield kick was claimed by Savea, who found Israel Dagg in support. The fullback beat two men and fed Cane to dive over by the posts.YouTube credit: world newsBritish & Irish Cup — Fantastic fourThe provincial ‘A’ teams kept up the running win this weekend as they all claimed the spoils in the B&I Cup. Ulster Ravens beat Jersey 24 — 19 on Friday and Munster edged out Nottingham 17 — 16 at Meadow Lane. Connacht Eagles recorded a fine win over Rotherham [27 — 25] while Leinster went away to Moseley and came back with a 24 — 22 win in the bag.Andrew Conway made his return from injury to feature for Munster A. Yes, that is a soccer goal in the background. INPHO/Alison BowdenWhat was your highlight of the rugby weekend?Munster struggle to Heineken Cup win against Gloucester‘We got out of jail’ admits O’Connor as Leinster survive late scare Heineken Cup — Leinster’s replay reprieve and Toulon’s Welsh woesFOR THE FIRST time in Heineken Cup history, four Irish provinces were all victorious on the same day. Leinster and Munster secured doughty home wins but the heroics were provided by Ulster and Connacht.Mark Anscombe’s men stunned Montpellier 25 — 8 in France while Connacht soaked up early Zebre pressure before employing impressive guile to finish 33 — 6 winners.A combination of lofty expectations and the high stakes of pool stage rugby left Munster and Leinster fans somewhat underwhelmed despite a pair of home wins. The Blues looked set for a canter as they led Castres 9 — 0 yet were forced to defend bravely in the closing stages to deny the visitors a losing bonus point. Johne Murphy’s late try for Munster put a sheen on a 26 — 10 triumph at Thomond.Jack McGrath scores for Leinster and keeps the tournament sponsors happy in the process. INPHO/Morgan TreacyTwo Irishmen plying their rugby trade abroad also made a significant impact in the cup this weekend. Robin Copeland delivered a man-of-the-match performance in Cardiff Blue’s unexpected home win of reigning champs, Toulon. Jonny Sexton kicked 16 points for Racing Metro but was left frustrated after their 26 — 26 draw with Simon Easterby’s Scarlets. The outhalf missed a late penalty and set up his teammate for a try only to have play called back for a contentious knock-on.Niall Morris played at fullback in Leicester’s home win over Treviso. Tigers assistant coaches Geordan Murphy and Paul Burke were pleased at snatching a late bonus point but their joy was tempered by Ulster’s exploits in France the following day. Gareth Steenson kicked three penalties in Exeter’s 20 — 16 loss to Glasgow Warriors. Harlequins and Conor O’Shea failed to end Clermont’s six-year unbeaten run at home are are now 0 from 2.Mark McCall’s Saracens were beaten 17 — 16 by Toulouse at Wembley as Owen Farrell proved he is no Ronan O’Gara… yet.last_img read more

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The weather is really really horrible but it should get better

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first_img Had a sleepless night? Over 3000 lightning flashes have been recorded across the UK & IRE in the last 2hrs alone. MT pic.twitter.com/6ZMPxBkeS0— BBC Weather (@bbcweather) July 18, 2014 Source: BBC Weather/Twitter IF YOU ARE already out of bed, you will have noticed that the weather is not great.Thundery rain has fallen across Leinster and Connaught this morning, with lightning strikes across both provinces.However, Met Éireann says that the weather should improve as the day goes on.“The day will generally improve though, gradually brightening up in the late morning and afternoon with some sunshine for a time as the band of heavy rain clears northwards.“However scattered showers will follow, some heavy bursts later; inland Connaught and north Munster most at threat. Warm and close, with highest temperatures of 19 to 23 degrees Celsius. East to southeast winds will be breezy at times through the day.”center_img Overnight, there were a number of lightning storms, with over 3,000 recorded throughout the UK and Ireland.A weather warning issued yesterday is still in place, with Met warning that thunderstorms could lead to flooding. That warning is in place until tomorrow night. The view from TheJournal.ie towers this morning. Source: Paul Hosford/TheJournal.ieTonight will see more heavy downpours and tomorrow will be warm and close, with a risk of spot flooding.Read: Driving over the next few days? Here’s how to stay safe in that bad weatherlast_img read more

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Puberté précoce des polluants mis en cause

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first_imgPuberté précoce : des polluants mis en causeÉtats-Unis – Des polluants chimiques auraient été détectés dans l’urine de fillettes américaines âgées de 8 à 9 ans. Ils provoqueraient une puberté très précoce et pourraient confronter les filles à un risque plus élevé de cancer du sein durant leur future vie de femme.Cette étude américaine a été menée par les chercheurs du réseau Breast Cancer and Environmental Research Centers (BCERC) auprès de 1.100 fillettes de 8 à 9 ans, vivant dans trois régions différentes des États-Unis.Deux analyses urinaires réalisées à un an d’intervalle ont révélé la présence de trois sortes de polluants chimiques présents dans l’environnement : des phénols, des phtalates, et des phytoestrogènes. Ces substances demeurent dans l’organisme durant plusieurs années et sont stockées dans le tissu adipeux. Leur présence peut entraîner de graves conséquences et notamment provoquer, chez des fillettes, une puberté très précoce survenant à l’âge de 8 ans. Le professeur Charles Sultan, chef de service en endocrinologie pédiatrique au CHU de Montpellier, notifie ainsi au Quotidien du médecin que ces taux élevés de polluants “peuvent perturber le développement pubertaire et entraîner un risque de complication plus tard dans la vie et notamment de cancer du sein”. D’après lui, certaines régions souffriraient même d’ “épidémies” de puberté précoce survenant à l’âge de 8 ou 9 ans. “Si des taux semblables sont rencontrés chez des individus aussi jeunes, ils sont susceptibles d’augmenter avec le temps” conclut-il.Le 14 avril 2010 à 10:18 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Tourism Gets Millions more in Spending

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first_img Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 03 Mar 2015 – A big boost for the Ministry of Tourism, Environment, Heritage and Culture with an over 28% increase this coming fiscal year; taking proposed government spending for the country’s number one industry of Tourism to $7 million. Yesterday, TCIG revealed that the UK approved the country’s budget which also sees a slight hike in the allotment for Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force, .8% and $2 million dollars more earmarked for the remaining phases of the Long Bay High School. Overall, the PNP Administration is proposing to spend nearly $225 million dollars this coming fiscal year, prosing to produce an over $13 million dollar surplus and will still plunk down $16 million dollars to service the country’s debt. Next stop for the Government’s Budget is the House of Assembly where Minister of Finance, Hon Washington Misick says there will be a full budget debate by elected representatives before the end of March 2015. TCI Country Leaders condemn vicious memes Related Items:long bay hills, ministry of tourism, pnp, washington misick Opposition Leader responds to Throne Speech  11 days later; says PDM Govt plan puts TCI in ‘deep doo doo’ Olive branch extended by Opposition Leader, says it is time for Turks and Caicos leaders to unitelast_img read more

Gov Newsom appoints high school student to State Board of Education

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first_img March 29, 2019 Gov. Newsom appoints high school student to State Board of Education Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Posted: March 29, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Gov. Gavin Newsom today announced the appointment today of a 16-year-old San Diego County high school student to the state’s Board of Education. Newsom appointed San Diego resident Brenna Pangelinan to the board.Once confirmed, she will take over the board’s lone sitting student representative, replacing Oakland high school student Gema Cardenas.Pangelinan’s term on the board will last one year, taking over for Cardenas when her term ends July 31.The governor’s press office did not respond to a request for comment Friday afternoon, but Pangelinan will serve as a voting member of the policy-making body in her role as a student board member.Last year, Pangelinan was a student member on the Sweetwater Union High School District school board and also served as the athletics commissioner on the Eastlake High School Associated Student Body. She is also the founder of Eastlake High School’s Mental Health Task Force.Newsom also reappointed Carlsbad resident Brian Anderson, 55, to the state Mining and Geology Board. Anderson has served on the board since 2014.Anderson currently is the principal geologist for Sespe Consulting Inc. and also has held several positions at the Vulcan Materials Company and Brown and Caldwell Inc. He is a state-registered geologist.The appointments of Anderson and Pangelinan will require state senate confirmation and both will be paid $100 per diem should the Senate confirm them.Anderson is a registered Republican. Pangelinan is unregistered due to her age. last_img read more

Flights delayed at MIA FLL due to stormy weather

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first_img(WSVN) – Stormy weather conditions have caused several delays at Miami International Airport and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in Miami-Dade and Broward counties, respectively.As of 5 p.m. on Tuesday, as many as 167 flights have been delayed at FLL, some for as long as three hours.A total of seven flights have since been cancelled.Over at MIA, only four flight delays have been reported.Travelers are advised to check with their airlines for possible schedule changes.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

Hearst Taps Valerie Salembier as Publisher Chief Revenue Officer for Town Country

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first_imgHearst Magazines named Valerie Salembier [pictured] as senior vice president, publisher and chief revenue officer of Town & Country. She will report to Hearst Magazines president, marketing and publishing director Michael A. Clinton and replaces Jim Taylor, who is relocating to Massachusetts. Salembier most recently served as senior vice president and publisher of Harper’s Bazaar, where she will be replaced by Carol A. Smith, former senior vice president and chief brand officer of Elle. Both appointments are effective June 1. In 2011, Salembier was named to the min Sales Executive of the Year Hall of Fame. She also served as vice president and publisher of Esquire from 1996 to 2003, where she was credited with a significant bottom-line turnaround. Ad pages for Town & Country slipped 1.3 percent to 209.96 while Harper’s Bazaar was down 11.3 percent to 370.39 in the first quarter of 2011, according to Publisher’s Information Bureau.last_img read more

Zee Cine Awards 2019 Ranbir Kapoor opens up about ailing Rishi Kapoor

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first_imgRanbir Kapoor and Rishi KapoorInstagram/Varinder ChawlaRanbir Kapoor and his family have been having a tough time as Rishi Kapoor is currently undergoing treatment for an undisclosed illeness, apparently cancer. While there has not been much update on his current health condition, Ranbir spoke about the insecurities that his father has been facing.During a speech at Zee Cine Awards 2019 for winning best critics actor (male) award, Ranbir spoke about his family going through a difficult time, and Rishi’s insecurities. He said that his father mostly talks to him about films and performances.Ranbir said that Rishi is so deeply connected with movies that he hardly talks about anything else even during this bad phase. He further said that Rishi expressed his insecurities to him asking if film-makers will want to work with him or not after he gets well.”I would like to dedicate this award to very special people in my life starting with my father. He is going through a little bit of a rough patch in his life and I have often heard that whenever you come into some crossroads in your life, you can really tell who you are as a person. Whenever I speak to him, he only talks about movies. He only talks about ‘how is this film?’, ‘how is this film doing?’, ‘how is this performance?’, what are you doing in this scene?’. And more so, he speaks to me about his insecurities that when he gets back, will he get to work in movies? Whether people will offer him films? Will he be able to act in movies?,” Ranbir said while Alia Bhatt standing beside him appeared to be teary eyed.Ranbir’s speech at #ZeeCineAwards2019 ❤️ pic.twitter.com/28jAPKz2gd— Mahek ❤️ (@chocolatygirl07) March 31, 2019Although none of the Kapoor clan confirmed the disease that Rishi has been suffering, one of Neetu Kapoor’s Instagram post had suggested that he is undergoing cancer treatment.last_img read more

Then and Now The Kapil Sharma Show cast and their massive transformation

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first_imgKiku Sharda: Kiku Sharda has become such an integral part of the show that now we can’t even imagine the show without him. Krushna Abhishek: Once arch-rivals, Krushna Abhishek and Kapil Sharma are now not only the best of pals but their incredible jodi is also responsible for the show being so successful. Kapil Sharma: From winning The Great Indian Laughter challenge to becoming an overnight sensation with Comedy Nights with Kapil, Kappu Sharma has indeed come a long way. The comedian-turned-actor also went through his fair share of highs and lows but with the support of his family his own will, Kapil swung back into action with double the energy. The success of The Kapil Sharma Show season 2 speaks for everything that Kapil has been through. Bharti Singh: From working back-stage to now owning the stage and being the highlight of the Kapil Sharma Show, Bharti Singh has come a long way. Sunil Grover: Though he is not a part of the show anymore, Sunil has had a massive effect on the show being so popular today. Kapil Sharma and Salman Khan’s – The Kapil Sharma Show – is undoubtedly one of the most popular and loved shows on the small screen. Despite being through a roller-coaster ride of fame, success and descent, the show has managed to bounce back and how! With top guns of the industry gracing the show every weekend and Kapil and the team having amped up their humour quotient, the show has become every household’s delight. Let’s take a look at how the cast of the show has changed over the years. Sumona Chakravarty: Though she had done a number of projects before TKSS, true fame and popularity came to her through this show.last_img read more

Cold wave pushes temperature below 6 degrees

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first_img.The ‘mild to moderate’ cold wave may continue, bringing chill in the air at different parts of the country, say weathermen.According to the Met office forecast, ‘moderate to thick’ fog is likely to occur at places over the country during mid night till Sunday morning.The cold wave is sweeping over Khulna, Rangpur and Rajshahi divisions and the regions of Tangail, Faridpur, Gopalganj and Srimangal. “It may continue,” read the forecast.The country’s lowest temperature of the season was recorded at 5.8 degree Celsius in Chuadanga, Rajshahi on Saturday.Night temperature may fall slightly and day temperature may remain nearly unchanged over the country in the next 24 hours or so.Temperature in 24 hours till the morning was recorded at 9.2 degrees in Tangail and Faridpur, 9.4 in Srimangal,  13 degrees in Dhaka, 12 in Myemensingh and 13 degrees in Dhaka.The Met office also said weather may remain dry with temporary partly cloudy sky over the country during the said period.last_img read more