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FIFA World Cup 2018: England Boss Gareth Southgate dislocates his shoulder

first_imgAdvertisementIn a bizarre happening of events, Gareth Southgate has dislocated his shoulder close to England’s World Cup Base near Repino. He had gone on a 10km run to break his personal record as it was a scheduled off for his squad. Most of the players weren’t at the base when this happened.While falling he had used his hand to stop him from falling on his face and thus hurt his shoulder. The England team doctor Rob Chakraverty was running with him and he also helped in treating him at the hospital. The former player and England International, was seen celebrating some days back celebrating his team’s 2-1 win over Tunisia. He would not be able to carry on the form when his team faces Panama on Sunday. BREAKING: @England boss Gareth Southgate has dislocated his right shoulder while out running today. #SSN pic.twitter.com/rofWjm3Bqg— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) June 20, 2018Let us know what you think about it in the comments below!Read Also:-FIFA World Cup 2018 : Portugal vs Morocco ReviewFootball: Issa Diop joins West Ham as a club-record signing from Toulouse Advertisementlast_img read more

Liverpool’s Mamadou Sakho courts controversy with Snapchat outburst

first_imgLiverpool outcast Mamadou Sakho took to social media on Saturday to say he will expose “the lie” about his situation at the club.The remarks risk aggravating his relationship with Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp, who has not picked the centre back since he was banned for failing a drugs test in April.Although his sanction was subsequently lifted by UEFA, the French international has failed to force his way into Klopp’s plans and was sent home from the club’s pre-season tour for disciplinary reasons.The 26-year-old also sustained an injury, from which he has now recovered. But with new signing Joel Matip and Dejan Lovren forming a solid centre back partnership, Sakho appears to have been relegated to fifth choice behind Ragnar Klavan and Lucas Leiva.Writing on Snapchat at 3.05am local time on Saturday, Sakho, who rejected the chance to move on loan in the transfer window, said: “I accept my situation but I can’t accept the lie ? The fans deserve to know the truth.”Now its three weeks since I am fit to play games. I finish all my rehabilitation work. They don’t want me to play also with second team lol! Why, I dont know.”In the Snapchat post, ahead of Liverpool’s game against Hull City on Saturday, Sakho insisted he was doing his best in training.”Still working hard like Scouse Soldier! Still not talking cos I want speak on pitch,” he said. “I will speak soon for the people who support me and dont understand the situation.advertisement”Still happy to live in my ‘Liverpool Country’ with my family, hope to have chance to play soon to give my best like I try to do always!”Klopp said last week that the 26-year-old player needed to prove his match fitness.”(He is) still working on (his fitness),” said Klopp. “It’s not about how the player feels. It’s about how I feel and how close the player is. That needs time. Its a long, long time that he didn’t play, for sure.”last_img read more

India end 2018 as the most successful team in ODIs

first_imgIndia have had a successful year in one international cricket as they emerged the best team throughout the year.Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma led the team to new heights in 2018, as India finished with 14 wins from a total of 20 matches. India, over the course of the year had the best win percentage, winning 75 per cent of their matches. The next best is England, who have won 17 out of their 24 matches, with 73.91 per cent success rate.Up first was South Africa in February.Jadeja and Rohit seal 6th straight ODI series win for India at homeCarrying on the momentum from the Test series, Team India beat the Proteas as they defeated them by 6 wicket in Durban. Three days later India bettered the feat as they beat South Africa in the second ODI in Centurion by 9 wickets. In the third ODI in Cape Town, India defeated the hosts again, this time by a mammoth 124-run margin.Ravindra Jadeja clears the air after overruling MS Dhoni in DRS callRain halted India’s winning run, as they succumbed a 5-wicket loss via DLS method despite scoring 289 runs at the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg. India avenged the loss in the next ODI winning the contest by 73 runs in Port Elizabeth to pocket the series. They won the inconsequential 6th ODI in Centurion by a comfortable 8-wicket margin to become the first Indian team in the history of the sport to win bilateral ODI series in South Africa. Virat Kohli scored 558 runs in the series, which is his most in a bilateral ODI series.advertisementIndia vs West Indies, 5th ODI: MATCH REPORT | HIGHLIGHTS | PHOTOS Virat Kohli scored 558 runs in the series which India won 5-1 (BCCI Photo)Next was the three-match series against England. India were again off to a strong start after bagging the three-match T20I series. They won the first ODI at the Trent Bridge in Nottingham by 8 wickets. But that was that with the win in the series, as they lost the next two matches at the Lord’s in London and Headingley in Leeds by 86 runs and 8 wickets respectively to concede the series 2-1.Also read – Rohit Sharma quickest to 200 sixes in one day internationalsOn the back of the a taxing tour of England, Kohli chose to take a break as Rohit was picked captain for the Asia Cup held in the United Arab Emirates in September. India claimed their record seventh Asia Cup trophy and that too unbeaten.Watch: Dhoni pranks Rohit, Kohli all smiles as India celebrate series triumphRohit-led India defeated Hong Kong by 26 runs after coming considerably close to suffering an embarrassment. Pakistan were up next the very next day, but India prevailed over their arch-rivals by 8 wickets, to top their group.In the Super Four stage of the tournament, India beat Bangladesh quite comfortably by 7 wickets. India defeated Pakistan again, this time by 9 wickets, to book their place in the final. For the last game at the Super Four stage, a lot of senior players decided to opt out as MS Dhoni took over the reins of the Indian cricket team for the 200th time in an ODI. The match went down to the wire and ended in an exciting tie.In the final, India, chasing 223, beat Bangladesh by 3 wickets in a last-ball thriller to clinch the title. India beat Bangladesh by 3 wickets in a last-ball thriller to clinch the title for the 7th time in Asia Cup (BCCI Photo)In October it was the West Indies, who despite a show of promise in the first three ODIs, succumbed to a 3-1 defeat. India decided to rest their key pacers for the first two games and paid a heavy price, as the Windies managed to score 300+ runs in both the matches. India won the first match by eight wickets, as Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma outscored Shimron Hetmyer. in the second game, the game was tied after Shai Hope’s unbeaten hundred cancelled Kohli’s unbeaten hundred.India brought back Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah but it wasn’t enough as West Indies defeated India by 43 runs despite another Kohli hundred. India played serious cricket to beat West Indies in the next two matches, by 224 runs and 9 wickets respectively, to record their sixth consecutive ODI series victory at home.Kohli emerged as the highest ODI run-scorer in the calendar year of 2018, with 1202 runs from 14 matches at an astounding average of 133.55. He has also scored six hundreds in the year, with a highest coming against South Africa back in February.advertisementRohit finished as the second highest run-getter with 1030 runs from 19 matches. The Indian opener scored five centuries and the maximum number of sixes (36) in the year. India crushed West Indies by 9 wickets in the ODI series final on Thursday (BCCI Photo)With the ball as well, it was Kuldeep who led India’s charge as he finished with 45 wickets from 19 games with a commendable strike-rate of 22.9 and average of 17.77. The Chinaman also picked up two four-wicket hauls and decimated the England batting line-up with figures of 6/25 at Nottingham back in July.But all that will past now, as the World Cup year approaches. May, 2019 the whole world’s eyes will be on England and Wales. India will have only handful matches to iron out their combinations and strategies. India will play three ODIs in January against Australia away and another five ODIs against New Zealand on their turf, before the start of the World Cup.last_img read more

10 months agoNewcastle offer Benitez new contract

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Newcastle offer Benitez new contractby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveNewcastle United have offered manager Rafa Benitez a new one-year contract offer.The Times says there has been fresh discussion about overcoming the current impasse, and a front runner is the possibility of a 12-month extension on the £6m-a-year deal the former Real Madrid and Liverpool manager signed in May 2016.Owner Mike Ashley, who is keen to sell the club and has called on would-be purchasers, including Peter Kenyon, to meet his asking price of between £280-£300m this month, remains unlikely to strengthen heavily during January without agreement.If Benitez agrees to the new deal then the tight hold on club’s finances is likely to be unlocked, although there remains a fundamental disagreement over how that money should be spent; Ashley wants young players whose value will rise and Benitez wants experience.However, without the confirmation of Benitez staying beyond the end of the season, Newcastle are unlikely to sanction the spending spree their supporters have been calling on for three transfer windows. last_img read more

Brad Paisleys I Cant Change The World Challenge

first_imgMagisto, the Video Storytelling platform that makes it easy to create and share personal movies from a mobile device, recently joined country superstar Brad Paisley in a special challenge.Brad asked his fans to create a movie via the Magisto application using his Wheelhouse album track, “I Can’t Change the World,” as the soundtrack to their stories about people who have changed their lives.This challenge inspired one woman to make a music video that shares her family’s story of growth and love. After adopting their first child, Sarah Anders and her husband soon found room in their hearts and home for that child’s biological sibling and the ten more adopted children who would follow.“We have been given the privilege of raising this group of children. They are individually amazing and even more so as a whole. We feel the world should be jealous that we get to lay claim to so much greatness,” wrote Sarah upon learning she was the grand prize winner in the “I Can’t Change the World” challenge.Magisto’s user-friendly mobile video app facilitates personal storytelling, using sophisticated emotion-sensing technology to weave together personal videos and photos into a cohesive narrative in less than ten minutes. By allowing their music to become part of a fan’s storytelling experience, artists like Arista Nashville’s Brad Paisley not only gain a uniquely intimate way to engage with fans but also a new means of distribution with massive scale as personal video stories are shared within Magisto’s Video Network and across various social media outlets. Over 100,000 Magisto videos have been made to date using Paisley’s song and have generated 500,000 views in the first month.“We were so pleased to partner with an artist of Brad Paisley’s caliber on this project,” said Reid Genauer, CMO for Magisto. “Magisto provides a deeply personal way for artists and fans to come together in a communal creative process. The video stories created and shared in the “I Can’t Change the World” video album represent an exciting, new opportunity for fan expression and artist engagement”“Country music has always been about finding a way to tell a story and connect to people,” said Brian Kaplan, Sony Music Nashville’s Associate Director, Digital Strategy. “It’s amazing to see Brad’s song inspire the creation of so many personal video stories and more profoundly the creation of a community connected by the shared experience of life changing events.”Magisto recently announced enhanced capabilities that make creating personal video narratives even easier. The platform facilitates sharing across the social graph and the new “open album” feature lets users share personal videos created around specific passion points. The “open album” for Brad Paisley currently features all music videos submitted for the I Can’t Change the World challenge.In addition to the grand prize winner, ten runners-up were selected. Among the videos selected was the story that shared a sister’s love and admiration for a brother who beat cancer four times, the heartwarming tale of a soldier coming home, deeply touching memorials for loved ones gone too soon and an adoring father’s tribute to his daughter on her first birthday. Said Breonna Brooks about the homecoming story she created in honor of her brother’s return from military service in Afghanistan, “I just knew this would be the perfect moment to make a movie but when I saw the contest it just seemed to all go together like a puzzle.”The list of winning video narratives include:Grand prize winnerSarah Anders – Adoption videoRunners-up
Breonna Brooks- movie of soldier coming home Lexie Carpenter – movie about her brother Justin Thomas Sanchez – movie about his baby daughter Regina Morlino – movie with young boy’s funeral Luis Ramones– FDNY firefighting movie Jennifer Lane – memorial for husbandDavid Ransbottom – movie about wifeLois Amaral – movie about sonDoug Kisner – movie about sonsTrevin Luke Bundy – movie about friendsSource:PR Newswirelast_img read more

11th Annual George Lopez Celebrity Golf Classic

first_imgThe 11th Annual George Lopez Celebrity Golf Classic presented by Michael G. Wilson of Healthcare Highways and Mark Enlow of Enlow & Associates will benefit the George Lopez Foundation.11th Annual George Lopez Celebrity Golf ClassicHosted by King of Comedy George Lopez, the ‘sold-out’ tournament kicked off on Sunday, May 6th with a Celebration Pre-Party sponsored by Stacey and Larry Kohl at Baltaire Restaurant.Then Monday, May 7th, your favorite celebrities will tee off for a good cause: George Lopez, Eva Longoria, Andy Garcia, Anthony Anderson, Andy Buckley, Yasiel Puig, Eddie Van Halen, Luke Wilson, Don Cheadle, David Arquette, Adam Rodriguez, Cedric the Entertainer, Joe Mantegna, Dean Geyer, Cheech Marin, Tommy Chong, Alfonso Ribeiro, Dennis Haysbert, Tim Allen, Oscar De La Hoya, Sheryl Underwood, Joe Regalbuto, Joe Pesci, Billy Dawson, Esai Morales, Bruce McGill, D.L. Hughley, Emilio Rivera, Frank Buckley, Dr. Jason Diamond, John Brotherton, John Pyper-Ferguson, Johnathan Fernandez, Ken Corday, Kevin Rahm, Kyle Lowder, Jonathan Antin, Lizzy Small, Mark Rolston, Mauricio Umansky, Norman Nixon, Pat Monahan, Patrika Darbo, Paula Trickey, Richard Karn, Roland Martin, Steven Michael Quezada, Yancey Arias, Vinnie Jones, Gary Valentine, Phillip Palmer and more.The sponsors committed to raising awareness about kidney disease include Century Healthcare, 3 Arts Entertainment, AfterShokz, Allen & Anita Kohl, Alveo Technologies, Axis Capital, Baltaire Restaurant, Beer Pong Golf, Boulevard Management, Bunnin Chevrolet Cadillac, The Gilbert and Jacki Cisneros Foundation, City National Bank, CoachLabs, Coca-Cola, Combi Charitable Foundation, Committed U, Companion Life, Curtis & Co. Watches, El Chicano Productions, Endemol Shine Group, Fifty150 Brand, Glenmorangie, HBO, Healthcare Highways Rx, Ken Corday of Days of Our Lives, King Taco, MGO Wealth Advisors, Moët Hennessy USA, Municipal Packaging, OnCore Golf, PXG, Santo Mezquila, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP, Snoop’s Premium Nutrients, Stacey & Larry Kohl, Sultana Distribution Services, UTA, Vektor Vodka, Vino Latino USA, WebTPA, WBBO, Sheryl Underwood Radio, ZORIZ Golf and more. Doris Bergman’s Annual “Gratitude Lounge” featuring an assortment of luxury gifting.Visit www.georgelopezfoundation.org and make a donation to help continue their mission of creating positive, permanent change for underprivileged children, adults and military families confronting challenges in education and health, as well as increasing community awareness about kidney disease and organ donation.last_img read more

British PM Trudeau say CanadaEU trade deal a basis for new bilateral

first_imgOTTAWA – Those feeling anxious about the future relationship between the United Kingdom and the rest of the world could use a little predictability, and both Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and British Prime Minister Theresa May say Canada can help.The two countries are working towards a new bilateral free trade deal to take effect after the U.K. achieves its so-called Brexit from the European Union, the two world leaders revealed Monday after a morning of meetings in Ottawa.What’s more, they said, the template for that deal would be the long-heralded Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement, or CETA, between Canada and the EU that comes largely into effect this week.“There is no question that CETA, which eliminates well over 90 per cent of all barriers to trade between Canada and the European Union … will make an excellent basis for ensuring a smooth transition in a post-Brexit world,” Trudeau told a joint news conference.“After that, there will obviously be opportunities for us to look at particular details that could be improved upon for the specific needs and opportunities in the bilateral relationship between the U.K. and Canada.“But as a strong basis for a smooth transition, CETA is perfectly designed, and will be able to ensure — for investors, for companies and for workers and consumers — a smooth transition.”The British prime minister agreed that using the Canada-EU agreement as the basis for a forthcoming new bilateral deal makes sense for everyone.“We want to ensure that for businesses and individuals, that there is as smooth a changeover, when the United Kingdom leaves the European Union, as possible; we want to see as little disruption to economies and to people’s lives,” said May.“That’s why we believe it makes sense to take the trade agreement — which the U.K. is part of, it’s part of the European Union — with Canada, and say that that is the basis at that point at which we leave for a bilateral relationship with the U.K. and Canada.”May said she has already discussed the approach with the European Union.The Canada-EU trade deal took seven years to come together — including some tense eleventh-hour negotiations with Wallonia, a tiny region of Belgium that ended up holding a deal-killing veto over the pact — but Trudeau suggested things would move more quickly this time.“Within the European Union, the U.K. is the largest trading partner that Canada has, so the U.K. was deeply involved throughout those negotiations towards CETA, obviously, over the past seven years,” Trudeau said.“It will form the basis for the way we move forward in a post-Brexit Europe.”May also spoke of working “swiftly.”The U.K. is Canada’s fifth-largest merchandise trade partner, amounting to more than $25.3 billion in both directions last year.The trade deal, however, was not the only headline-making development out of May’s first official visit with Trudeau, who took the opportunity to ramp up his government’s fight with U.S. aerospace giant Boeing.The Liberal government, Trudeau said, won’t do business with a company he accuses of attacking the domestic aerospace industry and trying to put people out of work.Boeing launched a trade dispute with Montreal-based rival Bombardier earlier this year.May also has a stake in the dispute, as Bombardier has a factory in Northern Ireland.The two leaders met Monday ahead of Trudeau’s trip to New York to address the United Nations General Assembly, where May will also be speaking this week, including on ways to curb the use of the Internet by terrorists.— Follow @smithjoanna on Twitterlast_img read more

Trans Mountain pipeline wont cause tension with Notley at meeting Horgan

first_imgLANGFORD, B.C. – The premiers of British Columbia and Alberta will join their counterparts from Western Canada and the North at meetings next week in Yellowknife, but John Horgan doesn’t expect any drama over the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project.Horgan acknowledges he and Alberta’s Rachel Notley have differences on the pipeline, but he said Friday they are in agreement on a number of other matters and have been friends for 20 years.The ongoing tensions over the Trans Mountain project should not spill over into the expected major focus of the gathering, which is the development of a national pharmacare program, Horgan said. The provinces have always led the way on cost savings for prescription drugs and B.C. wants to be at the forefront of the issue, he added.“The federal government now wants to talk about a national program,” Horgan said. “We’re excited about that, but we don’t want to be pushed aside after all the work we’ve done here in B.C. at the provincial level and to have the federal government come in and tell us where and how and what we should be doing.”He said B.C. wants to ensure the provinces continue to play a leading role in the development of pharmacare.Horgan said he and Notley only disagree on the Trans Mountain project, otherwise their views “are lockstep.”On Thursday, B.C. announced plans to launch a lawsuit over new Alberta legislation that could restrict fuel exports to the West Coast.B.C. Attorney General David Eby said his province will ask the Court of Queen’s Bench in Alberta to declare the legislation unconstitutional on the grounds that one province cannot punish another.Notley said Thursday that Alberta is confident it has the authority to control the export of its own resources and she believes the new law will withstand a legal challenge, adding her province must safeguard its interests.Plans to triple capacity along Kinder Morgan’s existing Trans Mountain pipeline from Edmonton to Burnaby have pitted Alberta and the federal government against B.C.’s government, which says it fears the impact a spill would have on the province’s environment and economy.“I believe, largely, the issue is around transporting diluted bitumen, whether it is by rail or by pipeline,” said Horgan. “I believe the risk of a diluted bitumen spill to our environment, to our economy, is too great. I’ve made that abundantly clear. I don’t think there’ll be any surprises next week.”B.C. filed a reference case in the province’s Court of Appeal last month to determine if it has jurisdiction to regulate heavy oil shipments. It also joined two other lawsuits launched by Indigenous groups opposed to the $7.4-billion project.Kinder Morgan has ceased all non-essential spending on the project until it receives assurances it can proceed without delays, setting a May 31 deadline on getting those guarantees.Finance Minister Bill Morneau said Wednesday the federal government is prepared to offer an “indemnity” to help ease the political risks for any investors to ensure the pipeline expansion can proceed.(Companies in this story: TSX:KML)last_img read more

Day after India China reveals auto sales slide worsened in Feb

first_imgBeijing: The downturn in China’s auto market worsened in January and February as an economic slowdown and a tariff fight with the US chilled demand in the industry’s biggest global market. Sales of SUVs, minivans and sedans plunged 17.5 per cent from a year earlier to 3.2 million SUVs, minivans and sedans in the first two months of 2019, according to an industry group, the China Association of Auto Manufacturers. Total vehicle sales, including trucks and buses, fell 15 per cent to 3.8 million units. The drop in sales of passenger cars in January was 15 per cent. Economists and industrial analysts often combine the first two months of the year when looking at consumer activity to screen out the effect of the Lunar New Year holiday, when factories close for up to two weeks and commercial activity falls. Chinese consumers are putting off big purchases amid an economic downturn that saw growth last year fall to a three-decade low of 6.6 per cent. Trade tension with Washington is fuelling consumer jitters. The auto slump is squeezing revenue for global and Chinese automakers that are spending heavily to meet government targets to develop electric vehicles. Last year’s auto sales suffered their first decline in nearly three decades, calling 4.1 per cent from 2017 year to 23.7 million. The downturn has prompted suggestions Beijing will cut sales taxes or offer other incentives. Sales by Chinese brands fell 23 per cent to 1.3 million units in January and February, according to CAAM. Market share for Chinese brands shrank by 3 per cent compared with the same time last year to 41.8 per cent. Growth in sales of pure-electric and hybrid vehicles, which Beijing is promoting with subsidies, rose 98.9 per cent over a year ago to 148,000 units. Sales of SUVs, usually a bright spot for the industry, contracted 18.6 per cent to 141,000.last_img read more

Actress Monique Coleman named first UN Youth Champion

At a ceremony at UN headquarters in New York, Ms. Coleman was presented with a letter of recognition of her new role by Assistant Secretary-General Jomo Kwame Sundaram of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs. In presenting the letter, Mr. Sundaram said Ms. Coleman will work “to raise awareness about the challenges young people face and will highlight the positive contribution they make to their communities.”Ms. Coleman said that receiving the designation of Youth Champion was “beyond an honour” and that she would use her new position to promote global efforts to achieve the anti-poverty Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which have a 2015 deadline, with a special emphasis on the empowerment of youth. “It is extremely important that they are aware of the Millennium Development Goals and what they mean specifically to them,” she said during a news conference. Ms. Coleman hopes that she can help young people to achieve the MDGs by encouraging them to speak out and voice their concerns. She will do so through Facebook, Twitter and through streaming her “Gimme Mo’” online talk show, which is aimed at young people. Youth, defined by the UN as people between the ages of 15 to 24, represent 18 per cent of the world’s population, or 1.2 billion people.“I believe that the youth aren’t just our future, they are the present, and with 85 per cent of youth currently residing in the developing world, it is our global responsibility to access that untapped potential,” Ms. Coleman said. Although she said that youth in the developed and developing worlds have different priorities, she also thinks their aims might be closer than the economic and geographic distance might imply. “I think ultimately youth all over the world have the same goal and intention, which is to find purpose in their lives.”Building those links between young people is part of Ms. Coleman’s job in line with the theme of the UN International Year of Youth, which is Dialogue and Mutual Understanding, calling for bridge-building between generations and across cultures, religions and civilizations.The International Year was launched on 12 August and runs through 11 August 2011, and among its aims is to advance the participation of young people on global, regional and national issues that affect them. 16 November 2010United States actress Monique Coleman, best known for playing Taylor McKessie in the “High School Musical” movies, was today appointed the first ever ‘Youth Champion’ by the United Nations to raise awareness about the challenges facing young people. read more

CN Rail hikes dividend as it eyes years of doubledigit annual growth

MONTREAL — Canadian National Railway Co. is raising its quarterly dividend 10 per cent as it anticipates annual double-digit earnings growth for the next five years.The country’s largest railway says it will pay 45.5 cents per common share on March 29, to shareholders of record on March 8.The Montreal-based railway said Tuesday it is aiming to reach $5.25 to $5.40 per share in adjusted earnings in 2018, up from $4.99 per share in 2017.President and CEO Luc Jobin said strong consumer confidence and good economic growth in North America will further expand volumes beyond last year’s record high.“We remain confident in our ability to deliver for our valued customers, while positioning CN for long-term success,” he said during a conference call.CN Rail said its 2017 profits surged 51 per cent to nearly $5.5 billion as it was helped by lower U.S. taxes.During the fourth quarter, the railway earned $2.61 billion or $3.48 per share. That compared to $1.1 billion or $1.32 per share a year earlier.Excluding a $1.76 billion deferred income tax recovery, profits decreased six per cent to $897 million or $1.20 per share.Revenues increased two per cent in the quarter ending Dec. 31 to $3.28 billion.The fourth-quarter results missed expectations as cold winter weather across its network slowed train speeds.Chief operating officer Michael Cory said high volumes and cold weather hurt train fluidity in the fourth quarter.“This harsher winter, coupled with higher volumes in certain segments of our network, has had a greater impact on overall velocity and productivity than we have seen in the previous three years,” he told analysts.He said volume was helped by a doubling of frac sand and double-digit increases in crude oil, intermodal, automotive and fertilizers.The railway has been hiring staff and expects to have 400 more conductors available in the first quarter.It plans to spend a record $3.2 billion in 2018, including $700 million for the acquisition of 60 new locomotives, track infrastructure expansion and intermodal terminal improvements.Track infrastructure maintenance will get $1.6 billion and about $400 million for the installation of positive train control in the United States.Daniel Sherman of Edward Jones said the railway’s focus on growth over cutting costs makes it a good long-term investment.“CN is focusing on its value proposition and how it fits into the supply chain of its customers, expanding capacity where it has an advantage and using new technology to better position itself for future business,” he wrote in a report.For the full year, revenues were up eight per cent to $13 billion.Adjusted profits were up six per cent to $3.8 billion or $4.99 per share. read more

Security Council urged to prevent uncontrollable escalation in Syria

“Recent developments carry more than ever before the dangers that the Secretary-General has warned about,” Staffan de Mistura, the UN Special Envoy for Syria, told an emergency meeting of the Security Council.“[Dangers] of different Middle East fault lines completely crossing each other and interconnected, of conflicting interests – of both global and regional powers, and forms of escalation that can have absolutely devastating consequences that is difficult for us to even imagine.”In sounding the alarm, Mr. de Mistura reiterated that is it the first time since his appointment (in July 2014), that he has issued such a warning.“The Council cannot allow a situation of uncontrollable escalation to develop in Syria, on any front,” he said.Amid deadly attacks and heightened human suffering across the war-torn country, the first priority must be to protect civilians, underlined Mr. de Mistura, calling on all sides to respect international law and ensure humanitarian access to all people in need.He also called for complete respect for Security Council resolution 2401, in which the body demanded an immediate cease in hostilities, and conditions that enable humanitarian aid deliveries and medical evacuations of those in need.The Security Council’s emergency meeting was convened amid sharp deterioration in the situation in the war-torn country with reports of dozens killed in an alleged chemical weapons attack, as well as heightened conflict across Syria.Also briefing the Council today, Thomas Markram, the Deputy High Representative for Disarmament Affairs, said that the Organisation for Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) – which monitors implementation of the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) and works to rid the world of such weapons – is gathering information on the alleged incidents over the weekend and will report its  findings on this alleged attack.“There is, sadly, little to be said today that has not already been said. The use of chemical weapons is unjustifiable. Those responsible must be held to account,” he underscored.“The use of chemical weapons cannot become the status quo, nor can we continue to fail the victims of such weapons,” he added. read more

Ohio States JT Barrett finishes 5th in Heisman Trophy voting Oregons Marcus

Ohio State redshirt-freshman quarterback J.T. Barrett finished fifth in the Heisman Trophy voting after a record-setting season as the Buckeyes’ starter.Barrett — who fractured his ankle in OSU’s regular season finale against Michigan — led the Buckeyes to an 11-1 record as a starter and set school records for total touchdowns, total yards and passing touchdowns in a season. His 45 total touchdowns also set a new Big Ten single-season record, breaking the mark previously held by current New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees.The Wichita Falls, Texas, native finished behind Heisman winner and Oregon redshirt-junior quarterback Marcus Mariota, Alabama junior wide receiver Amari Cooper, Wisconsin redshirt-junior running back Melvin Gordon and Texas Christian University redshirt-junior quarterback Trevone Boykin on the final ballot.Barrett didn’t receive any first-place votes, but registered 19 second place votes and 40 third-place nods for 78 total points. Mariota received 788 first-place votes, giving him 2,534 total points and the trophy.A Buckeye quarterback has now finished in the top 10 in Heisman voting for three straight seasons, and in the top five in two of the past three years. Senior quarterback Braxton Miller was fifth in 2012 and finished ninth last season.Six OSU players have won the Heisman, while the program has registered seven total trophies. Former Buckeye Archie Griffin won the award in both 1974 and 1975, making him the only two-time Heisman recipient. OSU’s most recent Heisman winner is Troy Smith, who picked up the award in 2006 after setting a then-school record with 30 touchdown passes in a season. That record stood until Barrett broke it this season.Barrett replaced Miller as OSU’s starter less than two weeks before the season opener when Miller tore the labrum in his throwing shoulder.In his 12 games as the starter, Barrett totaled 2,834 passing yards with 34 touchdowns and 10 interceptions while adding another 938 yards and 11 touchdowns on the ground.When he fractured his ankle against the Wolverines, the Rider High School product was replaced by redshirt-sophomore quarterback Cardale Jones.Jones went on to lead the Buckeyes to a 59-0 thrashing of then-No. 13 Wisconsin in the Big Ten Championship Game, boosting OSU into the first-ever College Football Playoff.Without the services of Barrett, Jones and the Buckeyes are set to take on Alabama in the Sugar Bowl on New Years Day in a playoff semifinal matchup. Kickoff is scheduled for 8:30 p.m. in New Orleans.Heisman top 10:MariotaGordonCooperBoykinBarrettJameis Winston, redshirt-sophomore quarterback, Florida StateTevin Coleman, junior running back, IndianaDak Prescott, redshirt-junior quarterback, Mississippi StateScooby Wright III, sophomore linebacker, ArizonaBryce Petty, redshirt-senior quarterback, Baylor read more

The Burning Question Christmas Day Brussels sprouts yay or nay

first_img Poll Results: I will be guilted into taking some and may eat one. (859) Yes. They’re a delicious tradition. (788) No. I would rather eat from the bin. (2136) WE KNOW HOW you feel. It’s Monday, you have the whole week looming ahead, and you have a lot on your plate.So do like we do here in TheJournal.ie HQ and get stuck into a serious debate on one of life’s most pressing issues.Possibly.(krgjumper/Flickr/Creative Commons)This week: For some they’re a Christmas tradition, for others they’re the Grinch-y vegetable that steals the taste of Christmas dinner.Some look forward all year for a time to eat small balls of cabbage without fear of judgement and others think about feeding them to the dog, stopping only because they feel it’s too cruel.But despite the antipathy they raise, Brussels sprouts are a staple of the Irish Christmas diet and the festive period marks their busiest sales period.So the question: Will you be eating Brussels sprouts this Christmas Day?center_img I’ll push them around the plate before dumping them. (377) I will only eat sprouts. Because I only eat sprouts. Ever. (204) Yes. They’re a delicious tradition.No. I would rather eat from the bin.I will be guilted into taking some and may eat one.I’ll push them around the plate before dumping them.I will only eat sprouts. Because I only eat sprouts. Ever.Votelast_img read more

Les images de lespace qui ont marqué la semaine

first_imgLes images de l’espace qui ont marqué la semaineRetrouvez sur Maxisciences les images de l’espace les plus remarquables publiées cette semaine.Entre les étoiles, les galaxies, les engins spatiaux ou encore notre planète bleue, les phénomènes à immortaliser ne manquent dans l’espace. Certains télescopes les observent en continu et permettent d’obtenir de fascinants clichés.Parmi ceux publiés sur Internet cette semaine, découvrez la magnifique nébuleuse du Lagon en gaz, poussières et étoiles, une nouvelle image prise par la sonde Mars Express dévoilant le fossé martien Nili, et un berceau d’étoiles dans la galaxie NGC 4214.Cliquez ci-dessous pour visualiser ces photographies étonnantes :https://www.maxisciences.com/espace/espace-les-photos-de-la-semaine_art14585.html Le 13 mai 2011 à 20:12 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

NOW HIRING 10 New Job Openings In Wilmington

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are some of the newest job openings in Wilmington:Part-Time Recreation Assistant at CareOneFull-Time Employee Relations Specialist at UniFirstFull-Time Delivery Driver at J. Polep Distribution ServicesFull-Time Customer Service Representative at SpeedwayPart-Time Customer Service Representative at SpeedwayPart-Time Summer Intern at SOVOS ComplianceFull-Time “Athlete” at Olympia SportsFull-Time Banker at People’s United BankFull-Time Installer at SunRunPart-Time Package Handler at UPS(NOTE: Wilmington businesses — Feel free to send me your job postings at wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedNOW HIRING: 10 New Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”NOW HIRING: 50 New Job Openings In Wilmington (Week of August 18, 2019)In “Business”NOW HIRING: 10 New Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”last_img read more

Wrangell mourns victims of Fridays plane crash

first_imgNational Transportation Safety Board investigators have begun the work of determining why a Wrangell plane crashed Friday morning on Admiralty Island.Download AudioRescuers work at the site of a crashed small plane on Admiralty Island on Friday. (Photo courtesy Sitka Mountain Rescue)Three people died and a fourth was badly injured when the Cessna 206 hit the 2,200-foot elevation about 20 miles southeast of Angoon.Alaska State Troopers identified the victims as 60-year-old David Galla, 61-year-old Greg Scheff and 57-year-old Thomas Siekawitch, all of Wrangell.The fourth person on board was 21-year-old Morgan Enright, who is from Ketchikan. She was rescued and medevaced to Seattle.As of Monday afternoon, she remained in critical condition at the Harborview Medical Center’s intensive care unit.Safety Board Investigator Shaun Williams says a preliminary report will be issued in five to 10 days. But a final determination of cause could take around a year.“All wreckage has been recovered,” said Williams. “It is in Juneau in a hangar and we are actually conducting a detailed wreckage layout examination at this time.”He says representatives of the frame, engine and propeller manufacturers will help with the investigation. He says the plane was relatively intact at the crash site and was removed in three pieces by helicopter.Meanwhile, Wrangell residents are mourning the loss of three members of their 2,400-person town.Jeff Jabush is the Southeast Alaska community’s borough manager“Everybody just knows everybody, it seems like,” Jabush said. “And it is hard when something bad happens to people, because everybody is involved in the whole thing.”He says community members are pitching in to help families of the victims.Jabush knew all three people killed in the crash.He says Galla was a longtime pilot who also served on a local electrical commission board. Scheff was a surveyor who worked around Southeast Alaska. Siekawitch worked for Scheff’s business.Wrangell medical provider Alaska Island Community Services is offering assistance to community members.The crashed plane was flying from Wrangell to Angoon. It’s owned by Wrangell’s Sunrise Aviation. Galla, the pilot, was one of the owners.last_img read more

The future for polar bears and other arctic marine mammals

first_img (Courtesy Flavio Lehner/National Center for Atmospheric Research) (Graphic courtesy Steven Amstrup & Peppermint Narwhal) A Reminder On International Polar Bear Day (Huffington Post) (Courtesy Flavio Lehner/National Center for Atmospheric Research) (Graphic courtesy Steven Amstrup & Peppermint Narwhal) Sea Ice, Nature, And The Trump Budget (Huffington Post) (Courtesy Flavio Lehner/National Center for Atmospheric Research) (Courtesy Flavio Lehner/National Center for Atmospheric Research) 1980 and 2012 September Sea ice extent. Graph showing the approximately 13% per decade decline in summer sea ice extent. (Graphic by the National Snow and Ice Data Center)Polar bears need sea ice to survive. Scientist Steven Amstrup has devoted his career to polar bear research and is definitive in calling for global action in reducing greenhouse gas emissions such as those outlined in the Paris climate accord. The U.S. is no longer party to the agreement. So now what?(Image courtesy NASA)(Image courtesy NASA)center_img (Courtesy Flavio Lehner/National Center for Atmospheric Research) (Graphic courtesy Steven Amstrup & Peppermint Narwhal) (Courtesy Flavio Lehner/National Center for Atmospheric Research) LISTEN HEREHOST: Lori TownsendGUESTS:Steven Amstrup, chief scientist, Polar Bears InternationalStatewide callers Additional Resources: (Courtesy Flavio Lehner/National Center for Atmospheric Research) Churchill’s Polar Bears Are Finally Back On The Ice—And They’re Sending A Christmas Message (Huffington Post) Participate:Call 550-8422 (Anchorage) or 1-800-478-8255 (statewide) during the live broadcastPost your comment before, during or after the live broadcast (comments may be read on air).Send email to talk@alaskapublic.org (comments may be read on air)LIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. on APRN stations statewide.SUBSCRIBE: Get Talk of Alaska updates automatically by email, RSS or podcast.last_img read more

Swinging to Sufism

Remember the song Khwaja Mere Khwaja from the film Jodha Akbar? More than the lyrics what realy appealed was the choreography used in it. Grabbing eyeballs instantly, the dance reflected divine vibes.Popularly known as Whirling Dervishes, the dance was founded in year 1273 by Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi, known as the founder of Sufism. Since then, this Turkish dance form has created waves across the world for its spiritual significance and unique features. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’‘Whirling Dervishes is a well-known form of Sufi dance that was established by Hüsamettin Çelebi, a follower of Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi in 1273 in Konya. Dervish means initiation of the journey on the path of Sufism and Whirling denotes a part of a formal Sama ceremony [Sama is an Arabic word which means ‘listening’ in English]. The performers of Whirling Dervishes are called Semazens,’ explained Ozgur Ayturk, Counselor, Turkish Culture and Tourism. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with Netflix‘The origin of this form of song and dance dates back when Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi was walking through the marketplace one day and heard the rhythmic hammering of the goldbeaters. It is believed that Rumi heard the dhikr, ‘la elaha ella’llah’ — which in English means ‘There is none worthy of worship but Allah’ — spoken by the apprentices. The rhythm sent him into trance and he started swirling with his arms stretched— sowing the seeds of a unique dance form called Whirling Dervishes,’ he added. While performing the dance the dervishes wear a white gown [symbolic of death], a wide black cloak [hirka] that is symbolic of the grave and a tall brown hat [kûlah or sikke] that is symbolic of the tombstone.The dervishes practice multiple rituals, primary among them is the ‘Dhikr’. It involves recitation of devotional Islamic prayer coupled with physical exertions of movement to reach a perfect state where one is on the same level as God.The second important ritual is the ‘Sama’ which is performed by spinning on the right foot, and represents the journey of a man whose soul gets connected with the almighty in pursuit of attaining the truth and being perfect. In this he follows the truth by sharing love and foregoing his ego to be ‘Perfect’. He then returns as a man who has reached maturity and greater perfection, able to love and to be of service to the whole of creation. Some of the ceremonies celebrated during Sama are Naat and Taksim, Devr-i Veled, The Four Salams and Concluding Prayer.Practising Whirling Dervishes since 1990, the Turkish dance troupe called The Konya Turkish Tasawwuf Music Ensemble will be performing in the Capital, centered around the theme Sema with Sufi music. Sema came out of the inspiration on the 13th century Muslim scholar, poet and mystic, Mevlanna Celaleddin Rumi. Sema represents the true spiritual journey to maturity. It is like an ascent to heaven and return to earth. Over the centuries, Sema has become a part of Turkish beliefs, traditions and history. Sema is made up of seven sections, each section having a distinct meaning.‘We know that both India and Turkey have been influenced by Sufism deeply and a strong tradition coming through centuries is still active in both the countries. Therefore we believe organising this kind of events will help both the nations understand the rich heritage of each other on sufism and make the peoples of two countries come closer,’ concluded Ayturk.DETAILWhen: 27 OctoberAt: Delhi International Art Festival,  Purana Qila When: 28 OctoberAt: Rashtrapati Bhavan read more