Eriksen double downs Wales

first_imgChristian Eriksen brought Wales crashing back down to earth as the midfielder settled a scrappy Nations League encounter 2-0 in Denmark’s favour.Ryan Giggs’ side had dismantled Republic of Ireland in the group opener days earlier, but against Denmark – at full strength after resolving their sponsorship row – they lacked a cutting edge.Gareth Bale, wearing the captain’s armband, struggled to influence play and Eriksen instead proved the difference with a fine first-half strike and a penalty after the break. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! This functional Denmark side profited on the occasional Welsh mistake to take two big chances, handing out a lesson in competitive internationals to opponents depending again on young talents like Ethan Ampadu.Eriksen x 2 = 2-0 til Danmark #ForDanmark #NationsLeague— Fodboldlandsholdene (@dbulandshold) September 9, 2018Thomas Delaney and Bale sent left-footed drives fizzing wide at either end in a low-key opening half-hour, but Eriksen was clinical when his first opening arrived.The Tottenham man controlled in the area to drill against the foot of the post and in, with only an instinctive one-handed Wayne Hennessey stop then keeping Pione Sisto from lashing in a quick second.Wales started the second half on the front foot but made little of their bright spell, unable to create a chance akin to that which Martin Braithwaite passed up after wriggling past Chris Mepham in the visitors’ box.Once more, though, Eriksen would take his opportunity. Ampadu was penalised for handling Viktor Fischer’s cross and the spot-kick, taken by Eriksen, was smashed home to clinch victory.Delaney and Eriksen threatened to extend Denmark’s advantage late on but Hennessey was on hand to keep the score respectable. What does it mean: Another Welsh reality checkFor the second time in Giggs’ short reign, Wales followed up a devastating win with a hard-fought defeat against better opposition. Playing in League B, the visitors have time to learn and improve, but this was a reminder that Wales are still not at the same level as a Denmark side that did not pull up any trees at the World Cup.Pat on the back: Danes’ difference-maker deliversMuch was made of how Tottenham spent ‘the Gareth Bale money’, but Eriksen has proven an unmitigated success in England. The Spurs star is Denmark’s main man, too, and it was he, not Bale, who lifted the game from its first-half slumber. A brilliant Eriksen goal proved to be the one moment of real quality, while he was clinical from the spot.@ChrisEriksen8 at the double for Denmark!— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) September 9, 2018Boot up the backside: Stars of Ireland win struggleAmpadu and Bale took Ireland apart earlier this week, but neither enjoyed the best of days in Aarhus. The 17-year-old was out of position for Eriksen’s first and conceded the penalty for the second, while his stand-in skipper could not escape the attentions of a rugged Denmark defence, only threatening once early on.Key Opta FactsBosnia5 – Since Mark Hughes’ win in Belarus back in September 1999, each of the last five Wales managers have lost their first competitive match away from home (also John Toshack, Brian Flynn, Gary Speed and Chris Coleman). Repetition.— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) September 9, 2018What’s next?Wales face another test in friendly action at home to Spain next month, before the return fixture against Republic of Ireland. Denmark travel to Ireland three days earlier, then host Austria. read more – Wales have lost a competitive fixture away from home for the first time since a 0-2 defeat to -Herzegovina back in October 2015.- Denmark are now unbeaten in each of their last 11 home matches in all competitions (W5 D6) since a 0-1 loss to Montenegro back in October 2016.- Wales have failed to score in three of their last four games in all competitions (W1 D1 L2), as many instances as in their previous 13 such matches.- Denmark have kept seven clean sheets in their last nine home matches, conceding just two goals in that time.- Ryan Giggs has lost two of his first five matches in charge (W2 D1), as many defeats as Wales suffered in the previous 12 games prior to his appointment (P12 W4 D6 L2).- Christian Eriksen has been directly involved in 20 goals in his last 18 appearances for Denmark (15 goals, 5 assists).last_img read more

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Street Fighter Legend, MMA Pioneer Kimbo Slice Dead

first_imgKimbo Slice, the bearded street fighter who parlayed his Internet popularity into a mixed martial arts career and worldwide fame, has died. He was 42.Slice, whose real name was Kevin Ferguson, was taken to a hospital in Margate, Florida, near his home June 6, Coral Springs Police Sgt. Carla Kmiotek said.Slice’s death was confirmed by Mike Imber, his longtime manager. “We lost our brother today,” Imber said in a text message to The Associated Press.The cause of death was still unclear. Kmiotek said there is no active police investigation, and no foul play is suspected.Born in the Bahamas and raised in the Miami area, Slice was a strip club bouncer and bodyguard who began competing in unsanctioned street fights in 2003.Videos of his violent knockout victories in those bouts became wildly popular online, both for Slice’s raw punching power and his distinctive, intimidating appearance.After gaining viral iInternet fame at a time when the phenomenon was still relatively new, Slice studied MMA and eventually competed for several promotions, including the UFC and Bellator, which staged his two most recent fights.While he went only 5-2 and never won a championship belt, the personable Slice became one of MMA’s best-known figures, attracting large television audiences and crowds to his growing sport.Slice’s death also was confirmed by Scott Coker, the CEO of Bellator, which promoted his return to MMA last year after a five-year absence.Slice beat Dhafir “Dada 5000” Harris with a third-round knockout in February at Bellator 149 in Houston, but the result was overturned after Slice tested positive for steroid use.“We are all shocked and saddened by the devastating and untimely loss of Kimbo Slice,” Coker said.“One of the most popular MMA fighters ever, Kimbo was a charismatic, larger-than-life personality that transcended the sport. Outside of the cage he was a friendly, gentle giant and a devoted family man. His loss leaves us all with extremely heavy hearts.”Slice was scheduled to headline the Bellator 158 show in London next month in a bout against James Thompson.He was the star of the first MMA show broadcast on network television, beating Thompson by third-round knockout in May 2008 on CBS with the defunct EliteXC promotion.With Slice and pioneering featherweight Gina Carano as the top attractions, EliteXC’s two CBS shows drew big television ratings and introduced millions of viewers to MMA.Although Slice never reached the sport’s competitive heights, his aura never waned among MMA fans: His bout with Harris four months ago drew the largest television ratings in Bellator’s history.The UFC issued a statement praising Slice, who appeared on a highly-rated season of their long-running reality competition show, The Ultimate Fighter, in 2009.Slice also fought at UFC 113 in Montreal, losing to Matt Mitrione before taking his five-year break from MMA.“He carried himself as a true professional during his time in our organization,” the UFC’s statement read.“While he will never be forgotten for his fighting style and transcendent image, Slice will also be remembered for his warm personality and commitment to his family and friends.”American Top Team, the prominent South Florida gym where Slice trained for many years, mourned his passing.“The ATT Family and South Florida community lost a legend today,” the team said in a post on its Twitter account.Slice also had a pro boxing career between stints in the cage, going 7-0 with six knockouts from 2011-13.For all of his glowering in-cage swagger and outsized fame, Slice was extraordinarily honest about his fighting abilities.He acknowledged being an MMA newcomer with much to learn, never claiming to be anything but a big puncher providing for his family while constantly working to learn the sport’s other disciplines.“The guys who are holding the titles, heavyweight and light heavyweight, these guys are awesome,” Slice told the AP in a 2010 interview before his second UFC fight. ”I’m really just having happy days in the midst — being among them, fighting on the undercards, just contributing to the UFC and the sport. That’s really what I want to do. I’m not looking ahead to winning a title or anything like that. I’m just enjoying each fight as it comes.”Slice is survived by six children, and he credited his MMA career for allowing him to send them to college. One of his three sons, Kevin Ferguson Jr., made his MMA debut in March.(GREG BEACHAM, AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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Oklahoma Fans Are Furious With “Dirty” Block By Texas Tech Player

first_imgLincoln Riley coaching for the Oklahoma Sooners.LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – SEPTEMBER 14: Head coach Lincoln Riley of the Oklahoma Sooners looks on during the first half of a game against the UCLA Bruins on at the Rose Bowl on September 14, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)Oklahoma Sooners fans are furious with what’s being described as a “dirty” block by a Texas Tech player in the second half of today’s game.Kennedy Brooks, a Sooners running back, took a low hit to his knee on a late block by a Red Raiders’ defender following an interception.Unfortunately, it looks like Brooks might have suffered an injury on the play.Sooners fans are furious with the hit. “Here’s the low block on Brooks. If it looks dirty, that’s because it is,” RJ Young tweeted.Here’s the low block on Brooks. If it looks dirty, that’s because it is.— RJ Young (@RJ_Young) September 28, 2019Brooks was able to walk off the field under his own power, but he was clearly hampered by the hit.Oklahoma fans think the Texas Tech player, Eli Howard, should’ve been ejected.“Man, that would be a sucky injury for Kennedy Brooks. What a garbage block from Tech,” one fan tweeted.“What a completely unnecessary and dirty block by Texas Tech on that return. Hope Brooks is alright but that looked terrible,” another fan added.“Texas Tech’s Eli Howard ought to be tossed for that cheap shot low block on a defenseless Kennedy Brooks. Could have ended his season,” another fan tweeted.What an awful play by this Texas Tech defender on Kennedy Brooks. Those are the worst hits possible.— Chris Hummer (@chris_hummer) September 28, 2019Oklahoma is leading Texas Tech, 41-13, midway through the third quarter. The game is on FOX.last_img read more

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India’s only concern in ODI series vs Australia is 3rd seamer: Sunil Gavaskar

first_img India Today Web Desk New DelhiJanuary 16, 2019UPDATED: January 16, 2019 23:28 IST Bhuvneshwar Kumar has been in good form with 6 wickets in 2 ODIs vs Australia (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSThe three-match ODI series between India and Australia is currently locked at 1-1The series decider will be played in Melbourne on Friday”India may play only two seamers and three spinners in Melbourne,” Gavaskar saidFormer India skipper Sunil Gavaskar has raised concerns over India’s third pace bowling option in the ongoing three-match one day international series in Australia. The series is currently locked at 1-1 after India rode on captain Virat Kohli’s magnificent 39th century and MS Dhoni’s unbeaten fifty to beat Australia in the second ODI in Adelaide on Tuesday. Kohli struck 104 off 112 balls while Dhoni remained unbeaten on 55 off 54 deliveries to help India chase down a challenging 299-run target at the Adelaide Oval. Australia had won the first ODI by 34 runs in Sydney.India have missed the services of Jasprit Bumrah, who has been rested for the ODI series in Australia. In his absence, India included Khaleel Ahmed in the first ODI while Mohammed Siraj played as the third pacer in the second.Khaleel, who made his ODI debut at the Asia Cup last year, conceded 55 runs from his 8 overs. Khaleel was dropped in the 2nd ODI and was replaced by Siraj. But he too proved costly.Siraj, who became India’s 225th ODI player, had a horror debut. Siraj went wicketless in his full quota of 10 overs and conceded 76 runs in the process, which is the second-worst debut for an Indian bowler. He was subjected to numerous trolls on social media after his performance with the ball.Gavaskar said India may opt to play only two fast bowlers in the series-deciding Melbourne ODI.”The only problem in the bowling department in this series is India’s third pacer. In the first ODI, Khaleel Ahmed was expensive and in the second ODI Mohammed Siraj gave away too many runs. That is the only area of concern,” Gavaskar told Sports Tak.advertisement”India’s batting is good, fielding is also good. Melbourne is a big ground, India may play only two seamers and three spinners. Yuzvendra Chahal can be given a chance in Melbourne,” he added.Gavaskar also lauded Dhoni for his match-winning knock.”When a senior player is not in good form then everyone is concerned. But the way MS Dhoni batted he showed that he still has it in him. Maybe not what he used to be with the bat but he proved he was no less efficient,” Gavaskar said.Gavaskar said the victory in Adelaide will boost India’s confidence ahead of the third ODI.”A victory is a victory whether it is 3-0 or 2-1. Winning a series is more important. The way India bounced back in the Test series after losing in Perth in the same way India bounced back in Adelaide after losing the first ODI in Sydney. This victory will give India more confidence going into the Melbourne ODI for the series decider,” he said.After the tour of Australia, India travel to New Zealand for a limited-overs series in New Zealand where the two sides play 5 ODIs and three Twenty20 Internationals from January 23.Also Read | Rishabh Pant for World Cup 2019? Sachin Tendulkar weighs in with his thoughtsAlso Read | MS Dhoni back with a bang after Adelaide heroics, says Nikhil ChopraAlso Read | Team India still benefitting from MS Dhoni’s finishing abilities: Jason GillespieAlso Read | MS Dhoni talks a lot while batting and that helps: Virat KohliAlso Read | Virat Kohli will score 100 international hundreds if he stays fit: Mohammed AzharuddinFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byJepher Nickels Tags :Follow Sunil GavaskarFollow Yuzvendra ChahalFollow MS DhoniFollow Virat Kohli India’s only concern in ODI series vs Australia is 3rd seamer: Sunil GavaskarIndia vs Australia: Sunil Gavaskar said India may opt to play only two fast bowlers in the series-deciding Melbourne ODI.advertisementlast_img read more

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Des rencontres avec lindustrie du homard sont reportées la rencontre dAntigonish aura

first_img Vendredi 6 février La rencontre qui devait avoir lieu au Claymore Inn à Antigonish le mercredi 18 février aura plutôt lieu au Musée de l’industrie, 147, rue Foord, à Stellarton, à 10 h. Ces discussions permettront aux membres de l’industrie de la pêche au homard d’exprimer leur opinion sur le droit de deux cents qui est proposé, et d’échanger sur la manière dont l’argent pourrait servir et sur la manière dont les fonds pourraient être collectés et administrés. -30- Les rencontres avec les pêcheurs de homard à Digby et Advocate qui avaient été annulées à cause du mauvais temps ont été remises aux dates indiquées ci-dessous. Les rencontres avec les intervenants auront lieu aux dates et aux endroits suivants : Jeudi 5 février Caserne des pompiers de Digby, 163, avenue First, Digby, 13 h Caserne des pompiers d’Advocate, 4176, route 209, Advocate Harbour, 13 hlast_img read more

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Social media push for antidengue drives

first_imgKolkata: The Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) will embrace social media in a big way to boost its dengue drive this year. People of the city particularly the young generation are very active on social media so planned use of the social media platform is expected to widen the civic body’s reach in creating awareness. The step will help to prevent the spread of mosquito-borne diseases.”We will start our campaigns on Facebook and Whats app and for this we have already started discussions with experts associated directly with these social platforms. We are in the process of preparing a strategy for our campaign,” said Deputy Mayor Atin Ghosh, who is also in-charge of Kolkata Municipal Corporation’s Health department. Also Read – Centuries-old Durga Pujas continue to be hit among revellersThe Health department of KMC has already been undertaking drives to prevent mosquito-borne diseases in the city with special emphasis on visiting households which had witnessed dengue cases last year. The civic body is armed with a map of those addresses across the city. The team from the KMC visited Chatubabu Lane and Ananda Palit Road area under ward 55 which are dominated by slums. We have come across a number of vacant plots which are privately owned or belong to the Kolkata Improvement Trust (KIT) or WAKF land which needs to be cleaned up. We have identified the owners and will soon slap notices to them under Section 496 A of the KMC Act. We will be cleaning up the places but the owners have to pay charges against it,” Ghosh said. The KMC team spoke to patients who had dengue last year and advised them on how to keep their premises clean. The team of KMC’s Health department was accompanied by the ward councillor, borough chairman and officials from the Solid Waste Management department of the KMC.last_img read more

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92 of World Population Lives with Dangerous Pollution WHO

Geneva – A new WHO air quality model confirms that 92% of the world’s population lives in places where air quality levels exceed WHO limits.“The new WHO model shows countries where the air pollution danger spots are, and provides a baseline for monitoring progress in combatting it,” says Dr Flavia Bustreo, Assistant Director General at WHO. It also represents the most detailed outdoor (or ambient) air pollution-related health data, by country, ever reported by WHO.The model is based on data derived from satellite measurements, air transport models and ground station monitors for more than 3000 locations, both rural and urban. It was developed by WHO in collaboration with the University of Bath, United Kingdom.Some 3 million deaths a year are linked to exposure to outdoor air pollution. Indoor air pollution can be just as deadly. In 2012, an estimated 6.5 million deaths (11.6% of all global deaths) were associated with indoor and outdoor air pollution together.Nearly 90% of air-pollution-related deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries, with nearly 2 out of 3 occurring in WHO’s South-East Asia and Western Pacific regions.Ninety-four per cent are due to non-communicable diseases – notably cardiovascular diseases, stroke, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and lung cancer. Air pollution also increases the risks for acute respiratory infections.“Air pollution continues take a toll on the health of the most vulnerable populations – women, children and the older adults,” adds Dr Bustreo. “For people to be healthy, they must breathe clean air from their first breath to their last.” Major sources of air pollution include inefficient modes of transport, household fuel and waste burning, coal-fired power plants, and industrial activities. However, not all air pollution originates from human activity.“This new model is a big step forward towards even more confident estimates of the huge global burden of more than 6 million deaths – 1 in 9 of total global deaths – from exposure to indoor and outdoor air pollution,” said Dr Maria Neira, WHO Director, Department of Public Health, Environmental and Social Determinants of Health. “More and more cities are monitoring air pollution now, satellite data is more comprehensive, and we are getting better at refining the related health estimates.”In September 2015, world leaders set a target within the Sustainable Development Goals of substantially reducing the number of deaths and illnesses from air pollution by 2030. In May 2016, WHO approved a new “road map” for accelerated action on air pollution and its causes.The roadmap calls upon the health sector to increase monitoring of air pollution locally, assess the health impacts, and to assume a greater leadership role in national policies that affect air pollution.WHO air quality model confirms that 92% of the world’s population lives in places where air quality levels exceed “WHO’s Ambient Air quality guidelines” for annual mean of particulate matter with a diameter of less than 2.5 micrometres (PM2.5). read more

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Ban appoints American to head UN disarmament research agency

14 November 2008Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced today that he has appointed an American woman with a long career in security affairs to head the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR). Theresa A. Hitchens, 49, will be the fifth Director of the independent Geneva-based body and will take up her duties next January.She brings to the body “years of experience in research and writing on a broad array of subjects in the field of international security, defence, disarmament and non-proliferation,” Mr. Ban said in a statement.The new UNIDIR head serves as the Director of the Space Security Project of the Center for Defense Information (CDI) in Washington.Prior to that, she was the Research Director of the Washington affiliate of the British American Security Information Council (BASIC), where she was tasked with managing the organization’s research and advocacy in nuclear and conventional arms control, European security and North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) affairs.In Brussels, she reported on transatlantic relations, the European Union (EU), NATO and international security.Ms. Hitchens is on the editorial board of the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists and is a member of Women in International Security as well as the International Institute for Strategic Studies.Among her latest publications are Future Security in Space: Charting a Cooperative Course (2004) and European Military Space Capabilities: A Primer (2006).UNIDIR commenced operations in 1980, and has produced relevant and policy-oriented research on topics as diverse as nuclear materials, confidence-building measures in South Asia, control of small arms ammunition, the security of refugee camps, disarmament as humanitarian action, peacekeeping, and remote sensing technologies in the service of peace and disarmament, among other activities. read more

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Accident kills radio producer

The victim is a resident of Kandana. The driver of the three-wheeler has been arrested. (Colombo Gazette) The police said that the accident took place when the three-wheeler had turned onto the main road from Carlwill Place at Colpetty.The three-wheeler collided with the motorbike on which 27 year old Indrajith was travelling. An accident at Colpetty has killed a producer at a popular Sinhalese radio station, the police said.Anushka Indrajith, a producer attached to the Ran FM radio station was killed when a three-wheeler collided with his motorbike last night. read more

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Saputo not worried by prospect of new trade deals with Europe and

MONTREAL – Canadian cheese giant Saputo says it’s not worried that trade talks with Europe and Asia will result in additional foreign competition that could hamper its profitability.“I think that we have an ability to respond quite rapidly and react quite effectively to any changes in system,” CEO Lino Saputo Jr. said Wednesday when asked by an analyst during a conference call about the impact of such political efforts.He said the federal government’s priority is to reach a deal with Europe that would change the dynamics of the Canadian system by increasing quotas of imported dairy products. Europeans want the threshold for exports to nearly double, adding 10,000 tonnes annually to the 13,500 tonnes currently permitted.The Quebec government opposes any increase and Canada’s largest dairy co-operative also criticized the proposed increase Wednesday.“It would be bad news for our industry,” Agropur president Serge Riendeau said at a news conference following its annual meeting in Montreal.He said the best way for governments to live up to their commitments to support the industry is by controlling imports.“Each extra tonne that enters (Canada) will be a tonne that won’t be produced with milk from Canadian producers and which will not be transformed by our industries in Canada.”But Saputo refrained from joining the chorus of opposition to Europe’s efforts, or another set of trade negotiations — the Trans-Pacific Partnership — that could threaten Canada’s dairy supply management system.He said the Montreal-based company’s recent US$1.45 billion acquisition of U.S. dairy producer Morningstar positions Saputo best to take advantage of any trade changes that would spur increased trade between Canada and the United States.“There is no company better suited than Saputo to take advantage of north-south trade as opposed to east-west trade,” he said.Canada’s largest dairy processor (TSX:SAP) could take advantage of its large position in the United States to reduce costs by eliminating duplicative operations and save money as the price of milk is reduced to world levels.Saputo added the company has the financial resources to take advantage of whatever changes occur, but said it can’t really plan because it’s not clear what system Canada would adopt to replace the current supply system model.Earlier, the company reported that it eked out a only slightly higher profit and revenue in its latest quarter, coming in slightly below analyst estimates.The cheese, dairy and bakery company had $130 million or 65 cents per share of net income, a penny short of analyst estimates.Its revenue was $1.8 billion, about $100 million less than the consensus estimate compiled by Thomson Reuters.The profit was up $200,000 or one cent per share from a year earlier while revenue was up by just $4.1 million from $1.796 billion.The chief executive said he’s not troubled by the limited growth in its quarterly results of late.“Perhaps historically this year has not been as prosperous as other years but I’m looking at it from a longer-term perspective and I’m glad my father and my grandfather chose this industry.”He said the company will primarily grow through acquisitions and Morningstar, which specializes in specialty dairy products such as ice cream, coffee creamers and cottage cheese, opens the doors to additional opportunities in the United States.Saputo said the company has the financial flexibility for one or several deals anywhere in the world totalling up to about $2.5 billion.Its Canadian, European and Argentina segments’ profit decreased nearly 2.8 per cent to $128.1 million despite a 1.5 per cent lift in revenues to almost $1.06 billion.The U.S. segment earned $81.4 million on $708.9 million of sales, compared to $72.7 million on $722.7 million of revenues a year ago.A 20 cents per pound increase in the average block price for cheese and favourable market factors offset volume decreases. The strengthening of the Canadian dollar decreased revenues by about $30 million.Saputo said it is trying to offset the impact of a temporary increase in California’s milk pricing formula announced last month that will increase some types of milk through the end of May and reduce operating profits by US$4 million.The bakery division earned $3 million on $34.1 million of sales, compared to $2.7 million on $31.6 million of revenues in the prior year.The bankruptcy of Twinkies maker Hostess Brands is opening new sales opportunities that are encouraging in the U.S., Saputo added.“The bleeding has stopped and I think there’s quite a bit of progress that’s been made in the bakery division.”Martin Landry of GMP Securities described the results as “somewhat lacklustre.”“For the second quarter in a row, the EBITDA derived from the Canada/Europe/Argentina operations were down year over year,” he wrote in a report.Faced with challenging conditions in Canada and the United States, he said investors will likely focus on Saputo’s acquisition of Morningstar and its integration plan.“We continue to believe that synergies will be limited given that there will be no merger of manufacturing operations.”The company is Canada’s largest dairy processor and the 12th biggest in the world and producer of several brands of snack cakes.On the Toronto Stock Exchange, Saputo’s shares closed down $1.12, or 2.2 per cent, to $49.70 in Wednesday trading.— With files from Sylvain Larocque. by Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press Posted Feb 13, 2013 5:20 pm MDT Saputo not worried by prospect of new trade deals with Europe and Asia AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

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Beside The Points For Thursday Feb 22 2018

Oh, and don’t forgetIs this the secret to ice dancing? We’re launching a sports newsletter. 🏆  Join the squad. Subscribe See more NBA predictions All newsletters Things That Caught My EyeTeam USA did it!In a thrilling finish to what’s become one of the greatest rivalries in international sports, the Americans beat Canada 3-2 in a shootout after overtime to win the gold medal in women’s ice hockey. Four years ago, Canada beat the U.S. in Sochi 3-2, and in this game, the Americans had to overcome a fierce Canadian power play with less than 2 minutes to go in overtime to win. [SB Nation]Russia, not so muchRussia has never won a gold medal in Olympic ice hockey. Naturally, the Soviet Union was an international ice hockey juggernaut, but the Russian Federation hasn’t had their luck, winning only a silver and a bronze over the past six games. Moreover, while the Russians at this games are playing great, they aren’t actually playing for Russia, more just the Olympics in general. [FiveThirtyEight]Try out our interactive, Which World Cup Team Should You Root For?U.S.A. not so much eitherThis is poised to be a rather disappointing games for the United States, with the Americans (as of Tuesday) coming in 10.8 fewer medals than we’d expect at this point given the team’s historical performance in the winter games. Norway is sucking up all the gold in the room, with 9.3 medals above expectations. [FiveThirtyEight]Louisville actually didn’t win that time it turns outThe Louisville men’s basketball program’s 2013 national championship — and it’s 2012 appearance in the Final Four — will be wiped from the books, as the team was ordered by the NCAA to vacate the wins in light of penalties levied against the school. The allegations that lead to the penalties include a report that “a former Louisville staff member arranged for striptease dances and sex acts for players and recruits.” [ESPN]Try out our brand new super fun quiz, Which Winter Olympic Sport Is Best For You? I got ski jumping!The mom did it!Cross-country skier Kikkan Randall, the only mom on the U.S. Olympic Team, gave birth since her last appearance at the games in Sochi but still managed to not only return to the Olympics but win gold as part of the women’s team sprint race with Jessie Diggins. It’s the first time an American woman won a medal in cross-country skiing, and Randall’s trip back to competition can tell us lots about work-life balance. [Anchorage Daily News, FiveThirtyEight]U.S. curling makes the finalA 5-3 upset over defending world champion Canada puts the United States in the final against curling juggernaut Sweden. The team never beat Canada before and hasn’t made the podium since 2006. [ESPN]Big Number56.3 percentThe percentage of 2017 MLB revenue that went to players in the form of overall compensation, including MLB player compensation, benefits, postseason payments and minor league signing bonuses, salaries and benefits. Looking strictly at the majors, that figure is 50.1 percent of revenues, down about a point since 2010. [The Ringer]Leaks from Slack: walt:HAHAHAHAHAH that story rules she’s a criminalPredictions NBA read more

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Getting a new device for the family Your children will be the

first_imgCHILDREN AS YOUNG as ten are now playing a major role in deciding what devices families should purchase, a new report has found.The eircom Household Sentiment Survey (eHSS), which looked at the lives of 1,003 Irish people, found that children between the ages of five and seventeen now have a greater influence on what devices they should purchase.The most popular recommendations made were the TV service provider the family should have (56 per cent), the type of broadband they should have in the home (51 per cent), and the brand and type of mobile phone their parents should buy for themselves (42 per cent).The majority of parents (83 per cent) feel that their children know more about technology than they do, with this number rising to 92 per cent among parents of children aged 13 to 17.The number of online devices accessible to families has increased over the last year with the average home having four online devices.This is down in part to the growing popularity of tablets as nearly 1.4 million people or 40 per cent of people own one. This is an increase from six months ago where only 25 per cent of Irish people owned a tablet, while 16 per cent of those who don’t own one plan to buy one this year.The number of Irish people who own a smartphone has risen to over two million, meaning every three in five mobile users owns one.‘Fear of missing out’Among the 16 – 24 year old age group, only five per cent don’t access the internet once a day or more, while 15 per cent say they’re online “practically every hour they are awake.”The fear of missing out on something while offline is prevalent among this age group with almost half of those surveyed (46 per cent) admitting that this is the case.Overall, people feel that technology in general has helped foster better relationships with their friends, family and partners. It found that 83 per cent of people believing that this was the case with friends, while 73 per cent felt that it had benefited their relationship with their partner in a positive way.The constant connectivity has also benefited commuting too with three in five commuters using digital devices while on the go, using them to keep up with the news, work or study, or keep up to date with social media.The report surveyed 1,003 Irish adults aged 16 and over during February 2014.Read: SMS messaging takes a serious tumble as mobile data grows in popularity >Read: EU lawmakers vote in favour of scrapping roaming charges by 2015 >last_img read more

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First Dates Irelands Alice on dating I get a little tired of

first_img Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Tuesday 14 Feb 2017, 8:30 PM By Alice Marr Share161 Tweet Email 28 Comments First Dates is easily the most human dating show we’ve ever seen, although admittedly most of us watch its fly-on-the-wall intimacy through our fingers. First Dates Ireland waitress Alice Marr writes us a guest column about love, romance, first dates and Valentine’s Day.I’M NOT A dating expert. But from the eclectic assortment of dates I have been on, and all of the moments in the First Dates restaurant, I like to think I have picked up a few ideas about the dating world.When it comes to how to behave with your date, as much as it sounds cliché, I really put an emphasis on being yourself. Do you ever notice that you find yourself attracted to people who are really at ease and comfortable in their skin, no matter what they might look like? Confidence and self-assurance is sexy.So instead of putting all this energy into being who you think your date might want you to be, find ways to express the best parts of you. I would never complain or moan much on a date as who really wants to hear that. I tend to focus on the positive and on the real.But don’t delve too deeply into the personal. There will be plenty of time for that if the relationship grows.Embrace it, but be chillFrom working on First Dates, I’ve learned that everyone gets nervous. No matter who you are, in that moment when you are waiting to meet your possible match, you’re bound to be nervous.I would recommend getting something you know you will take your time drinking, so that you don’t accidentally drink a lot before getting to the main course. It’s lovely to have a drink or two as you ease into the date, but I would cap it there. We all know how we can get after having that one drink too many.Low expectations Source: Shutterstock/Kaspars GrinvaldsThere are many people we may initially find attractive. But with time how many end up being compatible with us? When heading out for a date I would keep expectations to a minimum.Yes, sometimes you can hope it will all go fantastically and you will never look at anyone else again, but sometimes being realistic is a necessity.Try to enjoy yourself, have a laugh and see where it may or may not go. Sometimes it is just really fun to date and keep it relaxed without being enveloped in expectations.Decoding body languageYou can read a lot about a person by their physicality, the distance they create between themselves and you, as they connect with you and focus on you. Watch out too if every exterior stimuli is distracting them.Everyone is different so obviously this is not a blanket statement. But if they are interested you can tell by how they are interacting with you verbally and physically.While I am on a date there are certain indications that lead me to believe that the date isn’t working. If the other person seems to be paying me very little attention and not connecting with me, I think it either means that they are just not that interested or that maybe they are a little too interested in themselves. Both of those are warning signs for me not to pursue this any further.I want to meet someone who is intrigued by meThis may seem harsh but sometimes in dating you have to be cut throat, so that you can foresee the car crashes before they happen.When you know you don’t want to see the other person again, in my experience the best way to deal with it is clarity. Say directly that you don’t want to pursue it anymore. This way there are no mixed signals and other than mild rejection, any major hurt is avoided.Mind gamesIn those exciting times when the date goes well (yay) I would try to gauge the possibility of us meeting again before we part. In the past I have allowed time pass and waited to see if they are interested enough to want to meet again. But at this stage I get a little tired of the games that we play when we are interested in someone.Of course, you don’t want to come on too strong. It’s best to keep some of your cards close to your chest. But when you are both hitting it off, there is no reason to be afraid of saying that you’d like to see each other again.So there you go, a little insight into Alice’s world of dating. This is what works for me, but as we know, every date is unique and comes with a different set of rules.Alice Marr is a waitress on First Dates Ireland. She is currently in her final year studying Drama and Theatre in Trinity College Dublin and plans to continue acting after graduation. First Dates Ireland airs Thursdays at 9:30pm on RTÉ2.Column: ‘My mum was dying. Her heart was failing. She was bedridden until she got a new heart’>The Burning Question*: Do you celebrate Valentine’s Day?>center_img First Dates Ireland’s Alice on dating: ‘I get a little tired of the games that we play’ If you’re in a relationship Valentine’s Day can be really fun and smug. But if you’re not, here is Alice from First Dates on how to find your boo. Alice Marr 3,607 Views Short URL Feb 14th 2017, 8:30 PM last_img read more

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Morrison government bans Milo Yiannopoulos from entering Australia

first_imgGreek-Irish “cultural libertarian” Milo Yiannopoulos (born Milo Hanrahan, but also known as Milo Andreas Wagner) has been banned from entering Australia.Fairfax publications revealed that the visa application of the right-wing provocateur was rejected because of fears that he would “incite discord in the Australian community or in a segment of that community.” The move that is likely to infuriate his supporters and please critics angered by his ridicule of Islam, atheism, feminism, social justice and political correctness.In October 2017, leaked emails revealed that Yiannopoulos had repeatedly solicited neo-Nazi and white supremacist figures on the alt-right for feedback and story ideas in his work for the website Breitbart. The leaked emails also showed that his book, Dangerous, and many of his Breitbart articles were ghost-written by a Breitbart colleague.In June last year, Paypal suspended Yiannopoulos for using the payment system to send $14.88 to a Jewish journalists. The number 1488 is used by neo-Nazis because 14 represents the mantra of securing a future for white children and 88 is representative of “Heil Hitler”.In recent years, other figures banned from entering Australia included WikiLeaks whistleblower Chelsea Manning, far-right Gavin McInnes and conspiracist David Icke, Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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Movie and TV Trailers You Might Have Missed This Week

first_img TGIF. While you’re planning for the long weekend ahead, we’ve rounded up the top movie and TV trailers that you might have missed during the week.Stranger Things Season 3 is weeks away, while Amazon Prime’s The Boys turns the “good superhero” concept upside down in a dark new series. From the bone-chilling AMC series The Terror to Blue Fox Entertainment’s R-rated crime thriller Killerman, here are the top movies and TV shows to keep on your radar.Ready or NotA bride has to win a deadly family game before her wedding day in Ready or Not, a dark comedy starring Adam Brody, Melanie Scrofano, Mark O’Brien, and Samara Weaving, which hits theaters on Aug. 23.The BoysCIA agents are tasked to fight the evil superheroes (also known as ‘The Seven’) in the new Amazon Prime series The Boys, which premieres on Amazon Prime Video on July 26.GLOWGLOW, Netflix’s ’80s glam wrestling series, is returning for Season 3 on Aug. 9. This time, the ladies are hitting up Las Vegas to compete and the adventure gets superheated.KillermanLiam Hemsworth plays a baddie on the run in Killerman, a crime thriller where his character wakes up after an accident and can’t recall past memories. Killerman debuts in theaters on Aug. 30.The Angry Birds Movie 2The cute birdie squad is back for The Angry Birds Movie 2.  Red and the rest of the gang, voiced by Jason Sudeikis, Leslie Jones, Awkawafina, and other noteworthy actors, return to the big screen on Aug. 14.The Terror: InfamyThe Terror, a creepy AMC series that explores unexplainable events in history, has a second season in the works. This time, Japanese Americans during World War II find that they are dealing with a shape-shifting paranormal force on U.S. soil. This eerie show returns to AMC on Aug. 12.Stranger ThingsHawkins, Indiana is in for a terrifying summer in Stranger Things Season 3, which premieres on Netflix July 4. The final trailer teases a new “host” and a possibly bigger Demogorgon that’s threatening Mike, Eleven, and the rest of their crew.MidsommarThe summer solstice is officially here, which means it’s almost time for Midsommar, a creepy movie where a group of young adults heads to Sweden for a weird warm weather festival that comes with plenty of dances, drinks, rituals, and sacrifices. Midsommar hits theaters on July 3.More on‘Stranger Things’ Season 3 Final Trailer Is a Horrifying Summer Adventure ‘The Boys’ Amazon Series Trailer: CIA Agents Take on Evil SuperheroesMark Hamill Might Be Coming Back for ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ Stay on target Top Movie and TV Trailers You Might Have Missed This WeekWatch These Movies Before ‘Hustlers’ last_img read more

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This Day in History September 11th

first_img The Bahamas Expression Of Support 11 September Related Items:september 11 Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppThis day in history 13 years ago, four planes were used as missiles to target key and iconic US sites. That fourth plane, United Airlines Flight 93, was targeted at Washington, D.C., but crashed into a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, after its passengers tried to overcome the hijackers. The attacks resulted in the deaths of 2,996 people, including the 19 hijackers. The victims included 246 on the four planes (from which there were no survivors), 2,606 in New York City in the towers and on the ground, and 125 at the Pentagon. Nearly all of the victims were civilians; 55 military personnel were among those killed at the Pentagon. Usually today, marked is a moment of silence in memory. Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

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Saudi blocking hajj access to Qatar citizens

first_imgMuslim pilgrims pray near the holy Kaaba (not seen) at the Grand Mosque, during the annual hajj pilgrimage in Makkah 27 September, 2014. Photo: ReutersQatar on Sunday said its citizens were unable to take part in the annual hajj pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia as the two countries remain bitterly locked in a diplomatic dispute.”There is no chance this year for Qatari citizens and residents to travel for hajj,” a government official told AFP.”Registration of pilgrims from the State of Qatar remains closed and residents of Qatar cannot be granted visas as there are no diplomatic missions,” added the official.Qatar and Saudi Arabia have been locked in a political feud for more than a year, with Riyadh banning all flights to and from Doha and severing diplomatic and trade ties with its neighbour.Saudi authorities have said Qatari pilgrims were welcome at the hajj and last week denied it was blocking them from travelling to the kingdom’s holy sites.The Qatari official said the border closure and the lack of diplomatic missions and direct flights between the two countries effectively meant that no Qataris could undertake the pilgrimage.The row over hajj is the latest frontline in a highly fractious 14-month long diplomatic dispute between the two states.Qatar has been isolated since June 2017, accused by Saudi Arabia and its allies of supporting terrorism and being too close to Riyadh’s archrival, Iran — charges Doha denies.Sanctions imposed by Riyadh as part of the dispute stop Qataris from travelling to Saudi Arabia.However, an exception was made for hajj, according to official Saudi statements.Under a quota system established by Saudi Arabia, some 1,200 Qatari citizens should be able to attend the hajj — which attracts two million Muslims from around the world each year.But many Qataris have complained that registration on a Saudi Arabian ministry website specifically for the pilgrimage has proved impossible.last_img read more

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Bengal IT ITeS employees submit application to form trade union

first_imgKolkata: Kolkata Forum for IT Employees (FITE) on Saturday submitted its application for registration of trade union in IT, ITeS, BPO and KPO industries for the first time in Bengal. The plan to register for a trade union in the state triggered from a number of allegations of unfair labour practices towards employees. FITE formally announced its application of trade union to the Registrar of Trade union, West Bengal.When a recession hits the market, the IT sector, being the largest employment sector, faces the heat and thousands of employees lose their jobs. However, what is striking is that out of the various heads for cost cutting companies, very conveniently labour is chosen as the primary and mostly the only head to reduce operating costs, expecting minimal to negligible resistance. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: Mamata”We have started our journey back in December, 2014 when an IT major had announced layoff of 25,000 of its employees. Without having a formal registration, we tried to guide the deprived IT employees of different companies in the process of filing dispute at the Labour Commission and later in their legal fights. We played a significant role when another big IT house started firing employees randomly in March 2017 appraisal session,’ said Santanu Bhattacharya, the proposed president of the union. The sector employs around 1.5-2 lakh people in the state. The union members are from almost 20 companies including big IT firms.last_img read more

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chairman of the armed services committee blamed Obamas arms-length handing of the four-year-old Syrian civil war for creating a situation "for a Russian autocrat to join with an Iranian theocrat to prop up a Syrian dictator" He said it was the result of "a total lack of American leadership" Syria is a long-time ally of both Moscow and Tehran The sudden Russian attacks caught US officials by surprise On Tuesday the Pentagon said Washington and Moscow soon would begin discussing "deconfliction" to ensure neither sides warplanes tangled with the others But only hours later a Russian military officer arrived at the US Embassy in Baghdad to warn that his air force would launch bombing missions over Syria in an hour The strikes came after the Russian parliaments upper house voted 162-to-0 to authorize military action in Syria "This is not the kind of behavior that we should expect professionally from the Russian military" Carter said But Zinni who ran US Central Command from 1997 to 2000 isnt surprised by the short notice given by the Russians for the first of their bombing runs "The Russians are doing what we would probably do" he says "Im sure this sort of deconfliction is what youre going to see from both sidesvery short notice ‘stay out of this airspace’ and thats it" Russian officials said their targets included ISIS military vehicles and supplies US officials disputed that saying the targets of the attacks around the Syrian city of Homs are locations where ISIS isnt operating Secretary of State John Kerry told the UN that the US would have “grave concerns” if Russia struck rebel groups other than ISIS or al Qaeda battling Assad (there are 1200 different rebel groups inside Syria) Early reports from Homs province said at least 37 civilians had been killed in the Russian strikes "You can expect to see greater numbers of collateral civilian casualties by Russian air strikes than by the US led anti-Islamic State coalition" warns Dave Deptula a retired Air Force lieutenant general who ran the air war over Afghanistan in the months after 9/11 "The current US policy does not allow air strikes without near-certainty of avoidance of collateral civilian casualtiesthe Russians will not be so careful" "Putin is prepared to use military force whenever and wherever he thinks it suits Russian interests" says Charles Dunlap Jr, Since then, The Sleep Revolution: Transforming Your Life One Night at a Timethe 15th book by Huffington since she wrote The Female Woman at age 23, were located?Now the star is featured in a 6-page fashion spread in GQs February issue a long line formed full of angry people yelling to be heard." he says. This year.

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