US decision to increase tariffs on steel imports will not affect India

first_imgUnited States President Donald Trump’s decision to impose curbs on steel imports will not have any immediate impact on India, Steel Secretary Aruna Sharma said on Friday. The US on Thursday announced that from next week it will levy 25% tariff on steel imports and a 10% tariff on imported aluminium.The United States cited Section 232(b) of its Trade Expansion Act, 1962, to levy such hefty tariffs to protect American producers of steel. This section of the law gives the US Commerce Secretary the right to investigate whether certain imports pose a threat to national security.Read it at Scroll Related Itemslast_img read more

Bolick blasts critics after ejection: ‘I’m not playing to be the MVP’

first_img“He took me down and I didn’t do anything. You saw the video, you be the judge,” he said.Bolick and his teammate Clint Doliguez, who entered the court during the melee, were tossed with 2:28 still left.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingTempers flared but Bolick understands that what happened is just part of the game.“I know him and that’s the way he plays. He’s Visayan and that’s how we play. He took me down, but I really don’t care. It’s part of the game. They’re frustrated because we’re up, but it happens to all,” Bolick said. MOST READ The ejection could cost Bolick a one-game suspension, which would take effect on Friday against Mapua, and eligibility to vie for any individual award.“I can only say one thing: I really don’t care if they hate me, and that’s fine with me. My teammates are telling me that I can still win the MVP, but I told them I’m not playing to be the MVP. I don’t want to play to be the MVP this season. I couldn’t care less. I’m not playing for MVP stats. I’m just playing to win. Give the MVP to anyone else,” he said.“One thing that they’ll never take away is the win, the love of the game that I bring to my teammates, coaches, and the staff. I really don’t care if they hate San Beda or whatever. That’s fine. But they’ll never take the will for me to win another championship this year and to give back to San Beda.” NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ 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 Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netRobert Bolick was left dumbfounded when he was ejected late in San Beda’s 72-58 win over College of St. Benilde on Tuesday.Bolick was nearing a triple-double with 14 points, 11 assists, and seven rebounds before an incident involving him and Blazers guard Carlo Young triggered a scuffle.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo “They want to win so bad, we want to win so bad. But they say I had a closed fist? Just watch the video. I know I did not do that. They think I did that so I’ll accept whatever consequences are.”The 21-year-old argued that he feels he didn’t do anything to merit an ejection in the tussle, saying that after he was taken down, all he was trying to do is to stand up and shoot the ensuing free throws — which makes all the judgment more baffling in Bolick’s view.The 21-year-old Bolick believes he did not deserve to be ejected.“You be the judge. You’re here every game and you can see it. Maybe on my side, when I feel that I am wrong, I know that I’m wrong. But I know I didn’t do anything. I just want to play the game that I love, growing up because this is my sport,” he said.“Whatever the referees or the commissioner does, if they’re mad at me, they’re critical of the team, it’s already their problem. That’s their job, and if they think they’ve done their job, then they’ve done their job. My job is to play for my team and bring the spirit, heart, love for the game and I hope that whatever the consequences they want to give me, I’ll accept it with a full heart. They think I did something? I was the one who got hurt and I was even thrown out.”ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. San Beda coach livid over disqualifying foul on Bolick Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ LATEST STORIES Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim View commentslast_img read more

‘Happy development’ for PH sports as Duterte signs Philippine Sports Training Center Act

first_imgMOST READ A total of P3.5 billion has been earmarked for the construction of the PSTC with the ownership, including all of its facilities and amenities, vested upon the PSC.“We will be hands-on in overseeing the operation and construction of the PSTC,” said Ramirez.Among the structures that will rise inside the PSTC are the administration building, athletes and coaches dormitories, baseball field, beach volleyball courts, bowling center, covered swimming and diving pool, football field, gymnastics center;Multi-purpose gymnasium, rugby pitch, shooting range, tennis courts, velodrome, sports science building, medical center and a multipurpose field for sports such as archery, BMX cycling, lawnballs and petanque, among others.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war Urgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief UAAP men’s volleyball: UST upends Ateneo, FEU thumps UP for 2nd straight win President Rodrigo Duterte signed Republic Act 11214 or the Philippine Sports Training Center Act on February 14, sparking hope among Filipino athletes yearning for the best training facility for them to be at par with the world’s finest.The PSTC, which will be established under the care of the Philippine Sports Commission, will replace the 85-year-old Rizal Memorial Sports Complex in Manila and the outdated Philsports Complex in Pasig City as the training hub of the national athletes from various sports.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesPSC chairman Butch Ramirez is upbeat on the potential impact of the PSTC not only on the improved training conditions of elite athletes, but also the opportunity it presents to develop sports on the countryside down to the grassroots level.“This is a happy development for Philippine sports,” said Ramirez during Wednesday’s ceremonial Presidential signing at Malacanang. LATEST STORIES Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants View comments SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town The dream of building a new sports training center of global standards, taken for granted and shelved by past Philippine governments, finally became a reality.ADVERTISEMENT Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss “We, at the PSC, are extremely grateful to the President for making this historic development happen,” added Ramirez.The PSTC was established primarily to promote and develop sports in the country, achieve excellence in international sports and ensure success in the quest to win medals in the Olympics aside from promoting international amity among nations.Senator Sonny Angara is the chief sponsor of the PSTC in the Senate while Antipolo City congressman Chiqui Roa Puno and Abono partylist solon Conrado Estrella III have its backing in the House of Representatives.The PSTC, planned to be built in a 20-hectare sports hub in Rosales, Pangasinan, is envisioned as a state-of-the-art and highly scientific training center wherein facilities and amenities for majority of the sports will be constructed.It will serve as the official home and primary venue for the development of athletes in the national team and its corresponding training pools along with the sports science and research led the Philippine Sports Institute under the PSC.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hostinglast_img read more

Makati matches win-run mark

first_imgUS judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants View comments Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss MOST READ The Super Crunch climbed to second spot in the North division with a 20-4 card as they matched the Bataan Risers’ 14-game winning streak earlier this season. Makati hopes to break the record in Valenzuela on Monday when it clashes with Quezon City, which will be looking to seal a playoff spot in their clash.Villanueva also had 11 rebounds, five assists and four steals in an all-around performance, while Jeckster Apinan and Ced Ablaza finished with 15 and 10 points, respectively, for the Super Crunch.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesThe Capitals leaned on Jay Collado and Hesed Gabo to bounce back with an emphatic 80-71 victory over the Imus Bandera in the second game.Collado delivered 14 points and 11 rebounds, while Gabo tallied 14 points and issued 11 assists. Mon Mabayo also stepped up for the Capitals with a season-high 13 points. LATEST STORIES SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Unheralded guard John Rey Villanueva scattered 22 points as Makati thumped Laguna, 76-65, on Wednesday night at Blue Eagle Gym in Quezon City to match the longest winning streak in the MPBL Datu Cup.Villanueva, who struggled to make the varsity teams of San Beda and Perpetual Help in recent years, spearheaded the Super Crunch’s ferocious showing against the Heroes, whose playoff aspirations are now hanging by a thread.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting “We really needed this win,” said Quezon City coach Vis Valencia, whose team tightened its grip on sixth spot in the North division with an 11-11 record. “We can still improve heading into the playoffs.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Senators, congressman laud law to create nat’l training center ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war Urgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Aced out: Max Scherzer scratched, Nats fall behind Astros 3-2

first_imgThis jewelry designer is also an architect Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers He had a cortisone shot to alleviate nerve irritation in the area of his C5 and C6 vertebrae. Scherzer hopes to be available if the Nationals can force a Game 7 on Wednesday night in Texas.“The doctors told me it’s going to take at least 48 hours for this to kick in,” he said. “It was one of the things that was on the table yesterday. We didn’t want to go down that route and take the injection yesterday because we thought we found a way to be able to maintain everything yesterday (to) potentially make the start today.”Washington manager Dave Martinez made the announcement 3½ hours before the first pitch. Houston manager AJ Hinch knew the Nationals had delayed announcing their starting lineup but thought the lag was caused by Washington waiting to determine whether catcher Kurt Suzuki had recovered from Friday night’s right hip flexor injury.“If I put myself in their shoes, I would wait until the very last minute until I absolutely knew that he couldn’t go,” Hinch said.Scherzer is 3-0 with a 2.16 ERA in four postseason starts and a Division Series relief appearance, allowing two runs over five innings while throwing 112 pitches to beat Cole in Tuesday’s opener.“Max, obviously he pitched with a broken nose,” Martinez said. “When he comes in and says he’s hurt this bad, he’s hurt.”Washington became the first team to use five starters in the Series since the 1980 Philadelphia Phillies. Ross had pitched just once in the postseason, throwing 19 pitches over two scoreless innings Friday’s 4-1 loss.A 26-year-old right-hander, Ross was 4-4 with a 5.48 ERA in 27 appearances during the regular season, including 4-2 with a 3.02 ERA in nine starts.Game 6 starter Stephen Strasburg threw a bullpen session on Saturday and was not an option to face the Astros on three days’ rest.“I think everybody is dealing with the effects of a long season,” Strasburg said. “So you really just kind of focus on what you can control. Sometimes things are out of your control.” MOST READ Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical Trump attends World Series baseball game in Washington DC PLAY LIST 01:04Trump attends World Series baseball game in Washington DC02:20Hidden healers treat Hong Kong protesters03:12Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Becoming his own man Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Someone from the Philippines could win a $208 million jackpot this week! View comments LATEST STORIES Instead, he had to tell his team he couldn’t pitch and Washington started Joe Ross in Sunday night’s matchup against Gerrit Cole. Ross gave up two-run homers to Yordan Álvarez and Carlos Correa, lasting five innings in a 7-1 loss that moved Houston within a win of its second title in three years.Scherzer is not sure whether his season over.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practice“I woke up this morning completely locked up. I couldn’t do anything, couldn’t even dress myself,” Scherzer said, needing to turn his entire body to answer questions. “I had to have my wife help me.”Scherzer’s switch from starter to spectator did not go over well with Mad Max, a three-time Cy Young Award winner. He views himself as a baseball bulldog, able to will his 35-year-old body through any obstacle. Gerrit Cole, powerful Astros hammer Nationals, lead World Series 3-2 Scherzer and the Nationals maintained this injury is not related to the back problems that limited the right-hander to one start between July 6 and Aug. 22. Scherzer had bursitis in his right scapula and a strained rhomboid muscle in the right side of his upper back. Scherzer was 11-7 with a 2.92 ERA in 27 starts, ending a streak of six straight seasons with more than 200 innings.Even he realized he could not take the mound.“The dangers of pitching tonight was that something seriously, seriously could go wrong,” he said. “But at the same time, I can’t pick up my arm right now.”Hinch did not learn of the switch until third baseman Alex Bregman saw a notification on his phone and asked whether it was true.“We’re not going to high-five. We’re not going to have that moment where we feel like we have some sort of advantage,” Hinch said. “We need to go find a way to beat Joe Ross now.”And that’s just what Houston did.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “I’ve pitched through so much crap in my career that that would be easy to pitch through at this point,” he said. “This is literally impossible to do anything with.”He first felt pain by the right side of his neck and trapezius muscle a few days ago. He hoped the training staff would get him in position to pitch.“Usually when I get chiropractic adjustments, that usually really helps me out with these neck spasms,” he said. “I’ve dealt with them in the past different times where I just need little adjustments here and there. And that’s where I thought I was at a couple days ago — if I just do my normal treatment and get adjustments that I could be able to heed this off and keep it from being blowing up on me.”Then he woke up Sunday morning and realized “this is just a little thing that turned into a big thing that turned into a giant thing.”“I couldn’t get out of bed,” he said. “I had to just basically fall out of bed and pick myself up with my left arm.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Washington Nationals starting pitcher Max Scherzer speaks during a news conference before Game 5 of the baseball World Series against the Houston Astros Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019, in Washington. Scherzer was slated to start Sunday’s World Series game, has been scratched with spasms in his neck and right trapezius.(AP Photo/Alex Brandon)WASHINGTON — Max Scherzer walked stiffly into the interview room, a bandage on the back of the Washington star pitcher’s neck telegraphing trouble.He had hoped to beat the Astros for the second time this week, to give the Nationals a 3-2 World Series lead heading back to Houston.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Major General completes Ironman Triathlon

first_imgNew Delhi, Jul 2 (PTI) Major General V D Dogra has become the first Indian Army officer to complete the Ironman Triathalon event, considered one of the most difficult one-day sporting events in the world, in Austria, the army has claimed. The Ironman Triathlon comprises three consecutive events 3.8 km swim, 180km cycling and 42.2 km marathon — all completed in a day without a break. “He is the only serving army officer from the Indian Army to have done a full Ironman and the only General across the globe to have done so,” Army spokesperson Col. Aman Anand said. The competitors have to complete the events in sequence within 17 hours to earn the title of ‘Ironman’. Ironman Austria was held in the scenic town of Klagenfurt and over 3000 atheletes participated in the event. He completed the Full Ironman at Klagenfurt in 14 hours and 21 minutes. Maj Gen Dogra is currently DG Resettlement. PTI PM PMPMlast_img read more

Asia Cup 2018: Clinical India demolish Pakistan by 8 wickets

first_imgIt was touted as a blockbuster match but ultimately turned out to be a one-sided affair as India comfortably beat Pakistan by 8 wickets to register their second successive win in the Asia Cup 2018 on Wednesday.Chasing a paltry 162 for victory, India rode on Rohit Sharma’s quickfire 52 and Shikhar Dhawan’s 54-ball 46 to chase down the total in the 29th over of the match.Rohit and Dhawan were involved in an 86-run partnership for the first wicket which beautifully set up the run chase for the defending champions.Dinesh Karthik and Ambati Rayudu took India over the line after the openers departed. Both batsmen remained unbeaten on 31 as Rayudu finished the match with a boundary. The duo added 60 runs for the third wicket off 75 balls to see off the match.Shadab Khan and Faheem Ashraf were the only two bowlers who were successful for Pakistan as they picked up a wicket each while the rest failed to contain the flow of runs.India vs Pakistan: Highlights | As it happened | PhotosEarlier, fast bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar and part-time off-spinner Kedar Jadhav took three wickets each as India bowled Pakistan out for 162 after being asked to field first at the Dubai International stadium.The lynchpins of a strong Indian bowling performance, Bhuvneshwar returned figures of 3/15 while Jadhav got 3/23.READ – Manish Pandey’s sensational catch wows cricket fansJadhav removed Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed (6) around the halfway mark of the first innings before accounting for Asif Ali (9) and Shadab Khan (8) as Pakistan, who were relatively comfortably placed at 85/2 at one point, collapsed to 121/7.advertisement Left-arm wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav triggered Pakistan’s slide with a brilliantly executed wrong un’ that outfoxed Pakistan’s best batsman Babar Azam (47) when he was looking good along with Shoaib Malik (43).READ – Hardik Pandya goes down with back injury, stretchered off the fieldThe pair had stitched together a 82-run stand for the third wicket after openers Imam Ul Haq (2) and Fakhar Zaman (0) departed early with fit-again Bhuvneshwar Kumar (3/15) sending them back.From then on, Pakistan could never recover as Mohammed Amir (18 not out) and Faheem Ashraf (21) joined hands for a 37-run partnership towards the end before Jasprit Bumrah (2/23) dismissed Ashraf and Bhuvneshwar and Bumrah got rid of Hasan Ali (1) and Usman Khan (0) respectively.India will next face Bangladesh on September 21 before meeting Pakistan again on September 23 in the Super 4 in Dubai.last_img read more

La mise à jour est positive mais il y a encore du

first_imgLe 22 décembre, le gouvernement provincial a publié une mise à jour du budget de cette année. À l’heure actuelle, nous prévoyons un surplus de 97 millions de dollars à la fin de l’exercice. Bien que ces prévisions soient positives, elles ne changent pas le fait que la Nouvelle-Écosse prévoit toujours un déficit considérable l’année prochaine. En effet, la Nouvelle-Écosse a toujours une dette de plus de 13 milliards de dollars. Essentiellement, nous faisons des progrès, mais la Nouvelle-Écosse n’a pas encore commencé à remonter la côte relativement au défi financier à long terme auquel elle fait face. Ce défi financier existe encore aujourd’hui, tout comme il existait hier et tout comme il existera lorsqu’un nouveau budget sera déposé au printemps 2011. Laissez-moi donc vous expliquer pourquoi le surplus de cette année n’est pas tout à fait ce qu’il semble être. Cette année, le budget n’inclut pas les dépenses annuelles typiques telles que le financement des universités ou le financement du fonds de bourses pour les étudiants. L’année dernière, le financement des universités se chiffrait à environ 360 millions de dollars. Bien qu’aucune décision n’ait encore été prise au sujet du montant du financement l’année prochaine, ces coûts se reproduiront l’année prochaine et chaque année. Le surplus est également le résultat d’économies et de recettes plus élevées que prévu dans certains domaines. Toutefois, dans chaque cas, il est peu probable que ces circonstances se répètent au cours des prochaines années. Nous sommes maintenant dans la première année de notre plan quadriennal publié avec le budget au printemps. Tel qu’indiqué dans ce plan, nous prévoyons toujours un déficit considérable d’environ 370 millions de dollars l’année prochaine. Il faudra de la discipline pour s’assurer que le déficit ne dépasse pas ce chiffre. Aujourd’hui nous avons un surplus de comptabilité, mais en réalité, il s’agit toujours d’un déficit. Il est donc plus important que jamais de contrôler les dépenses. Nous devons continuer de limiter les augmentations de salaire dans le secteur public. Nous devons continuer d’éliminer les dépenses de fin d’exercice. Et nous devons collaborer avec les ministères, les commissions, les agences et les conseils pour établir des budgets qui aideront le gouvernement à vivre selon ses moyens au cours de la prochaine année. Certains critiques diront que nous pouvons maintenant relâcher un peu, mais c’est exactement ce genre de pensée imprévoyante qui a causé tous ces problèmes en Nouvelle-Écosse. Aujourd’hui, je suis heureux de voir des résultats positifs et de reconnaître les particuliers et les organismes qui nous aident à vivre selon nos moyens. Le surplus est une surprise agréable à court terme, mais il ne peut pas devenir une distraction. Le gouvernement provincial poursuivra ses efforts pour rétablir l’équilibre et pour vivre selon ses moyens. -30-last_img read more

US stocks trade lower amid trade worries various data

first_imgNew York: US stocks traded lower on Friday, as investors digested various data that came below market expectations and remained worried over US-China trade tensions. At midday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 230.77 points, or 0.87 per cent, to 26,352.65. The S&P 500 slid 28.61 points, or 0.97 per cent, to 2,924.95. The Nasdaq Composite Index decreased 125.93 points, or 1.55 per cent, to 7,985.19, the Xinhua news agency reported. Nine of the 11 primary S&P 500 sectors traded lower around midday, with the information technology sector down nearly 2.3 per cent, leading the losers. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscal The majority of the 30 blue-chip stocks in the Dow also suffered losses, with shares of Cisco Systems down nearly 4.1 per cent, among the worst performers. More specifically, shares of Caterpillar and 3M, both sensitive to global trade, fell 2.12 per cent and 1.74 per cent respectively. Shares of Intel lost 1.36 per cent. Yet shares of Pinterest rose nearly 20.5 per cent, as the mobile application firm reported higher-than-expected revenues for the second quarter, despite a quarterly loss of profit. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boost On the economic front, US consumer sentiment index registered 98.4 in July, higher than the 98.2 in June, the University of Michigan said on Friday. However, the reading came below market estimate of 98.5, according to economists polled by financial data provider Refinitiv. Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 1,64,000 in July, and the unemployment rate was unchanged at 3.7 per cent, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on Friday. The job growth came shy of the forecast of 1,65,000 by economists surveyed by The Wall Street Journal. July’s reading was in line with the average employment growth in the first six months of the year. Yet it was lower than the average monthly pace of 2,23,000 in 2018.last_img read more

Celebrate patriotism at The Imperial

first_imgCelebrate 73rd Independence Day with patriotic fervour at 1911 Restaurant over a Freedom special lunch buffet, offering tricolor themed treats. The menu includes an array of signature dishes featuring the likes of Hariyali Bunno – chicken marinated with mint and coriander, Basanti Jheenga – jumbo prawn marinated with hung curd and cheese, Ajadi ke Gole – cottage cheese dumpling served with saffron gravy, Tiranga Pulao – trio colors of rice and much more, complemented with a dessert like Kesaria Phirni – saffron rice pudding flavoured with cardamom. Also Read – An income drop can harm brainWhen: August 15 Where: 1911 Restaurant Timings: 12:30 pm – 2:45 pm Buffet Price: INR 6000 + taxes for two peopleSavour hand-crafted thalis like Maharani Thali featuring vegetarian specials and Maharaja Thali offering non- vegetarian favourites. Enjoy these curated Thalis inclusive of a four- course menu with family and friends at our Pan Indian restaurant Daniell’s Tavern, to commemorate the occasion. Where: Daniell’s Tavern Timings: 6:30pm – 11:45pm (Dinner) Also Read – Shallu Jindal honoured with Mahatma AwardPrice : INR 3500 + taxes per Maharani Thali and INR 4500 + taxes per Maharaja Thali The experience gets more indulgent when you take on a culinary journey inspired by the flavours of India with regional Thalis specially put together by the chefs of 1911 Restaurant along with a mocktail, for an irresistible dinner. Feast on the traditions of our country with Rajasthani Thali on August 15, Punjabi Thali on August 16, Kerala Thali on August 17, Kashmiri Thali on August 18, Delhi-6 Thali on August 19, South Indian Thali on August 20 and Lucknowi Thali on August 21, 2019. Celebrate the spirit of freedom and satiate your dining experience at in the midst of unique Indian history and heritage, only at The Imperial. Where: 1911 Restaurant Timings: 7:00 pm – 11:45 pm Price : INR 3000 + taxes per Thali with mocktaillast_img read more

UN refugee agency starts helping Congolese return from Mozambique

13 June 2007The United Nations refugee agency has announced the start of its airlift of Congolese refugees from Mozambique, pledging to help all those who want to go back. The United Nations refugee agency has announced the start of its airlift of Congolese refugees from Mozambique, pledging to help all those who want to go back. Over 100 people headed to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) this week by air from the north of Mozambique via Kigoma in Tanzania, where they were scheduled to embark on a ship crossing Lake Tanganyika to their homeland, according to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), which said talks are underway to facilitate direct flights to DRC for about 170 additional Congolese seeking to return home.“I am overjoyed that the registered refugees are finally able to return,” said UNHCR Representative in Mozambique Victoria Akyeampong. “I hope this movement will encourage others in the camp to also register for voluntary repatriation. DRC needs her people to rebuild its economy and society.”The repatriation was organized by UNHCR and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) with the cooperation of the various governments involved. The Congolese comprise about 3,500 out of the total refugee camp population of some 5,000 in Mozambique. Most of the refugees are from Africa’s Great Lakes region, according to UNHCR, which said in a news release that its office in Mozambique “will continue to facilitate the voluntary repatriation of refugees wishing to return to their countries.” read more

Parachutist hits hydro pole

A parachutist managed to escape unharmed after free falling and hitting a hydro pole in Flamborough on Sunday.Police say it happened between 3PM and 4PM Sunday afternoon at Highway Five and Sydenham Road.The 36-year-old man was jumping from over 10,000 ft, but misjudged his landing and free fell for 35 seconds.There was a small fire, but the man managed to escaped without injury.He was assessed by paramedics and treated at the scene.He was reportedly associated with the company Skydive Swoop, a volunteer-run skydiving club.No one from the company could be reached for comment. read more

Lamar is a firstweek star

Even without the “AWOL” Chris Williams, it’s been a case of many happy returns for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. And rookie Lindsey Lamar is the man providing the returns.The 23-year old Tampa native is the CFL’s special teams player of the week. In his first professional regular season game last Friday against the Argos, Lamar returned the first kickoff he handled, 104 yards for a TD. He finished the game with six kickoff returns for 224 yards and four punt returns for 18 yards. Lamar played college ball at South Florida.Other stars of the week in week 1 are Ricky Ray of the Argos. He is the offensive star after passing for 368 yards and 4 TD’s in Toronto’s 39-34 win over the Ticats. Calgary Stampeders running back, Jon Cornish, last year’s most outstanding Canadian, is the Canadian player of the week. He had 24 carries for 172 yards and two TD’s in the Stamps 44-32 win over the B.C. Lions. And Calgary defensive lineman Charleston Hughes is the defensive player of the week. He had 4 tackles and 3 quarterback sacks in the victory.00:00:00 | 00:00:00::Projekktor V1.3.09 read more

German central bank chief warns against excessive pessimism

BERLIN — The head of Germany’s central bank is warning against taking an overly pessimistic view of the economy, days after the bank cautioned that Europe’s biggest economy could enter a recession in the current quarter.The German economy contracted by 0.1% in the April-June period and the central bank, the Bundesbank, said Monday that it “could decline slightly” again in the summer. But Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann told the Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung that he sees “no reason to panic.”He noted that Germany is coming off a long upswing with record employment and said “the outlook is particularly uncertain at the moment,” citing political factors such as Brexit and international trade conflicts.He added that the response shouldn’t be pessimism or taking action for the sake of it.The Associated Press read more

Woods spared penalty because of hightech video evidence

NASSAU, Bahamas — Tiger Woods avoided a penalty for hitting the ball twice because of an 18-month-old rule that limits the use of advanced TV replays.Woods was in a palm bush right of the 18th fairway Friday in the Hero World Challenge when he took a short back swing and tried to punch the ball back into play. Questions arose whether the ball stayed on the club too long, and PGA Tour officials reviewed the shot.Chief rules official Mark Russell says only when they used high-definition replay in slow motion were they able to detect that Woods hit the ball twice. Woods says he didn’t feel the club make contact more than once.The decision from May 2017 says that when penalties are not applied when a violation could not reasonably be seen with the naked eye.Doug Ferguson, The Associated Press read more

Ohio State softball swept by Michigan

Michigan’s offense struck early and often to help the No. 20 Wolverines sweep the Ohio State softball team in a three-game series at Buckeye Field over the weekend. The Wolverines outscored the Buckeyes, 27-11, and out-hit them, 32-16, on the way to three key wins in Big Ten play. Both teams entered the series with a 5-1 record in the conference. Game three was the most tightly contested of the weekend, but it didn’t look that way early as senior pitcher Mikayla Endicott dug herself a hole in the top of the first inning. Endicott threw 60 pitches, walked five batters and gave up four runs before OSU ever had a chance to step to the plate. She credited the Wolverine batters for the length of her first inning. “I just kept attacking them, mixing things up,” Endicott said. “It was a battle and I was just trying to keep them off-balance and throw my game.” Trailing, 4-0, the Buckeyes responded quickly in the bottom of the first. A leadoff single followed by two hit batters loaded the bases with no outs and Evelyn Carrillo took advantage of the opportunity. The sophomore first baseman hit a grand slam over the right field wall to tie the game. Carrillo said she had a good idea of what pitch she would see. “I was expecting change-up all day today because I knew they had gotten me the previous day on a change-up,” she said. “I was like something up, I’m just gonna hit it, and that’s what it was.” The Wolverines added one run in the second and one in the third to make the score 6-4 and the Buckeyes couldn’t overcome the deficit. OSU scored once in the bottom of the fifth on a Michigan error, but that was it as OSU fell, 6-5. Despite the third loss to Michigan in two days, senior shortstop Alicia Herron found some positives in game three. “We came out a lot better the second game in comparison to the first two games,” Herron said. “We played tougher, we made adjustments, we were better at the plate. Overall it was just much better.” In game two, OSU built an early lead, but saw it disappear quickly. The Buckeyes batted through the order in the bottom of the first and took an early 3-1 lead. The Wolverines’ potent offense answered in the top of the second with five runs and never looked back. They added one run in the third, one in the fourth, two in the sixth, one in the seventh and finished the game with 16 hits to defeat the Buckeyes, 11-4. OSU coach Linda Kalafatis said it wasn’t the physical aspect of the game that caused her team problems. “A lot of this was mental and we had some breakdowns,” Kalafatis said. “A great program like Michigan isn’t gonna let you get away with a whole lot.” On Friday, game one started and ended the same way as game two. The Buckeyes scored two in the first inning thanks to a Herron home run, but could not muster another run the rest of the game. Meanwhile, the Wolverines blasted Endicott for nine runs in three innings of work to build a 9-2 lead before tacking on one run in the seventh off freshman pitcher Olivia O’Reilly to post a 10-2 victory. OSU fell to 23-14 on the season and 5-4 in the Big Ten while Michigan improved to 27-10 and 8-1 in the conference. The Buckeyes finish up a six-game homestand Wednesday at 6 p.m. versus Dayton at Buckeye Field. read more

Dr Pantos leads IVF in Greece

first_imgMore than 250 Australian kids were born in Greece with the method of IVF (In Vitro Fertilization) that Greek Australian doctor Kostas Pantos has adopted in the Clinic of the Human Reproduction “Genesis” in Athens. Dr Pantos is a famous scientist whose innovations have many times occupied Australian and international press. Dr Pantos was born in Melbourne but went back to Greece with his parents when he was six years old. During the years of the Greek dictatorship, his family returned to Australia, where he stayed to attend college. After finalising his studies he returned to Greece where he now lives and works. His studies and his good connections in Melbourne and Athens still help him work with many Australian institutes and scientists. Dr Pantos said to Neos Kosmos that many couples from Australia go to Greece with their own gene to take a foreign ovum because in many cases they haven’t found an appropriate one in Australia. “The Australians also prefer coming to Greece,” said the scientist, “because in Australia the child by law can find out who his biological mother or father is after he/she turns 18. “Additionally, the donor has the right to have access to the child. In many cases neither the couples nor the donors feel uncomfortable with this arrangement. These regulations, though, do not apply in Greece. The donors are anonymous. As a result of this Greece became a popular country for Australian couples to become parents through the IVF method.” Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Migrant centres slated for islands

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Authorities have decided to set up four new reception centers for immigrants on islands of the Aegean to tackle a rising influx of would-be migrants into Greece by sea that has been prompted by more effective policing along the Turkish land border.The decision to set up the centers — which, Kathimerini understands, will be located on Chios, Lesvos, Samos and Rhodes — was taken during a meeting on Monday between Prime Minister Antonis Samaras, Defense Minister Panos Panayiotopoulos, Public Order Minister Nikos Dendias and Merchant Marine Minister Costas Mousouroulis. The aim is to prevent the incoming migrants from traveling to the mainland until they are deported.Government officials also reportedly decided to intensify inspections by coast guard vessels and members of the European Union border monitoring agency, Frontex, along the sea borders.Dendias also presented to Samaras a plan code-named Ioni aimed at dealing with an anticipated influx of refugees from Syria. According to sources, the plan outlines three scenarios, foreseeing the refugees’ arrival in Greece, Cyprus and Turkey. In either of the latter two cases, Greek authorities would help the neighboring countries. In the event that the migrants arrive in Greece, the plan is to temporarily detain them on Crete. Turkey is believed to be accommodating 83,000 Syrian refugees though authorities have indicated they cannot host more than 130,000. Reports suggest that around 250,000 Syrians have fled their homeland.“There is a big issue in Syria,” Dendias said. “It is turning into an outflow of refugees. They haven’t arrived in large numbers in Greece. But the country must be ready,” he added.Migrants are also continuing their efforts to leave Greece. Coast guard officers in the western port of Patra have detained around 10 suspected people smugglers in the past two weeks, Kathimerini understands.According to sources, the 10 suspects include Albanians and Romanians but also nationals from Syria and Afghanistan — two of the main countries of origin of would-be migrants traveling to Greece. One of the suspects is being sought by police in Italy, according to the same sources who said authorities seized forged travel documents with which 55 would-be migrants had planned to travel to Italy.Source: Kathimerinilast_img read more

35 000 défibrillateurs cardiaques potentiellement défectueux

first_img35 000 défibrillateurs cardiaques potentiellement défectueuxSelon l’agence des produits de santé (Ansm), la société Schiller Medical procède à des corrections sur 35.000 de ses défibrillateurs, publics et professionnels, suite à une série de dysfonctionnements.Alors que chaque minute compte en cas d’attaque cardiaque, c’est une découverte préoccupante que vient d’annoncer l’agence des produits de santé (Ansm). Celle-ci a indiqué que la société Schiller Medical avait rappelé ses défibrillateurs cardiaques Fred Easy suite à une série de dysfonctionnements. “Les anomalies détectées consistent en l’apparition aléatoire de messages bloquant l’appareil”, ce qui “empêche la délivrance des chocs et représente un risque de perte de chance pour le patient”, précise l’Agence.À lire aussiInfarctus : définition, signes et symptômes, causes, comment réagir face à un infarctus ?Elle signale également le “défaut de qualité d’électrodes” de marque Nessler concernant ces appareils, qu’ils soient automatiques ou semi-automatiques, qu’ils soient installés dans des lieux permettant au public de s’en servir ou qu’ils soient destinés aux professionnels. D’où le besoin de remplacer ces électrodes qui seront vraisemblablement changées pour celles d’une autre marque, Leonhard Lang, ce qui devrait prendre au moins trois mois. La société Schiller doit intervenir “sur l’ensemble du parc de défibrillateurs installés en France, soit environ 35 000 appareils, dont 29 000 d’accès public (institution publiques, entreprises privées, centres sportifs…) et 6 000 en milieu professionnel (pompiers, hôpitaux, cliniques privées)”, indique l’Ansm citée par l’AFP. Une “mise à jour du logiciel des défibrillateurs” doit notamment être réalisée. “Malgré des défaillances occasionnelles, l’utilisation d’un défibrillateur permet d’augmenter considérablement les chances des victimes en arrêt cardio-respiratoire”, estime l’Ansm. En attendant leur réparation l’Agence indique donc que le maintien de l’utilisation de ces appareils et leurs accessoires  est “justifié, notamment sur les sites dotés d’équipements sportifs”, où leur présence est d’ailleurs obligatoire depuis février 2009, ajoute-t-elle.Le 8 juin 2012 à 16:02 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Lyft to pay 50 San Diego residents to participate in Ditch Your

first_img September 26, 2018 Posted: September 26, 2018 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — Lyft will pay more than four dozen San Diego residents to use public transit in lieu of their personal vehicles for 30 days, the ride-hailing service announced Wednesday.Lyft selected 100 Chicago residents for its first “Ditch Your Car” challenge in August. Responses to the challenge were so positive that Lyft is broadening the challenge to 35 more cities across the country, including San Diego, San Francisco and New York, according to the company.Lyft will select 50 registered San Diego residents at random and provide them with nearly $600 worth of credit for public transportation services, including $300 in Lyft credit, a free monthly pass for the Metropolitan Transit Service and a free Zipcar membership and $100 of driving credit, according to Hao Meng, market manager for Lyft San Diego.Starting today (Sept. 26), San Diegans will be able to register for the challenge. Then, 50 people will be chosen at random to participate and provided with:$300 Lyft Shared CreditMTS Premium Express monthly pass ($102 value)Zipcar membership and free activation, plus $100 drive credit ($132 value)Discover Bike San Diego one month membership ($50 value)“The way that people move around cities is changing faster than ever, and we are excited to challenge San Diego residents to change their everyday habits and give up their car for a month,” Meng said. “Lyft alone is not the overall solution to overcome transportation hurdles, but by partnering with MTS, Zipcar and Discover Bike San Diego, we are able to create a full menu of mobility options for San Diego residents.”Residents can register at ditchwithlyft.com/SanDiego from Wednesday until Sept. 30 to enter the drawing. The challenge runs from Oct. 8 to Nov. 6. Lyft to pay 50 San Diego residents to participate in ‘Ditch Your Car’ challenge KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more