CWB Financial Group reports Q4 profit and revenue up from year ago

first_imgCompanies in this story: (TSX:CWB) The Canadian Press EDMONTON — CWB Financial Group reported a profit of $64.5 million in its latest quarter, up from $60.8 million a year ago.The Edmonton-based bank says the profit amounted to 72 cents per diluted share for the three months ended Oct. 31, up from 68 cents per diluted share a year ago.Revenue in what was CWB’s fourth quarter totalled $208.6 million, up from $195.1 million.On an adjusted cash basis, CWB says it earned 78 cents per share for the quarter, up from 74 cents per share in the same quarter last year.Analysts on average had expected a profit of 77 cents per share, according to Thomson Reuters Eikon.For its full year, CWB says it earned $249.3 million or $2.79 per diluted share on $803.4 million in revenue. That compared with a profit of $214.3 million or $2.42 per diluted share on $726.6 million in revenue the previous year.last_img read more

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Plea to stop AAP from promising full statehood rejected

first_imgNew Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday rejected a plea seeking direction to restrain the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal from promising to grant full statehood to the national capital. A Division Bench of Chief Justice Rajendra Menon and Justice Anup Jairam Bhambhani dismissed the public interest litigation (PIL) filed by one Anil Dutt Sharma. In his plea, the petitioner told the court that the AAP, in its manifesto, had promised to grant full statehood to Delhi. Sharma said that the AAP was misleading the people of Delhi by seeking their vote based upon incorrect or false information. He added that the AAP had no such power and authority to fulfil its promise of securing full statehood to Delhi. The petitioner said that even if the AAP wins all the seven seats in Delhi, they cannot grant full statehood to the national capital.last_img read more

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Indian man charged in UAE for assaulting compatriot woman

first_imgDubai: A 22-year-old Indian man in the UAE has been charged with causing permanent injury by stomping on the face and abdomen of compatriot woman, causing her deformity and constant pain, according to a media report. The incident happened on March 24 last year when the accused visited the 36-year-old victim’s home and had a quarrel, the Khaleej Times reported on Wednesday. The victim said she had known the accused for some time as they studied and attended the same classes, the paper quoted her as saying during the trial in the Dubai Court of First Instance. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince Salman ‘snubbed’ Pak PM Imran, recalled his private jet from US: Report”He would sometimes come to my place to study together. At 8pm on the day of the incident, while he was at my place, we had a quarrel. He then assaulted me by punching me on the left cheek. After I fell down, he placed his foot on my neck and stomped on my face and abdomen,” the paper reported. Following the incident, the accused took the victim to the hospital promising that he would settle up Dh25,000 in hospital treatment costs. However, the victim registered a complaint against the accused at Al-Qusais police station. A forensic report dated December 4 last year showed that when the victim was re-examined, her condition was not stable yet. Also Read – Iraq military admits ‘excessive force’ used in deadly protests”Doctors recommended she be referred to an optician and other specialists to see whether her sight or hearing or any other senses had been affected by the injury,” the report said. Another forensic report dated March 20 this year revealed that the victim was left with a disfigurement because of fracture and was in constant pain. During the public prosecution investigation, the accused admitted to having assaulted the victim and injuring her.last_img read more

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Frances mosques union condemns worrying upsurge of antiMuslims acts

Paris  – France’s mosques union (UMF) condemned on Tuesday the worrying upsurge of anti-Muslims acts and expressed total solidarity with victims of these acts that threaten national cohesion.For the UMF, these acts are “the consequence of an immature discourse that combines amalgamation and overbidding and seeks to exacerbate tensions and fears”.The Organization also appeals to Muslims in France to “keep confidence in the strength of bonds linking the French people and in the commitment of the French president, prime minister and home minister to protect all the French people”. The UMF’s appeal came as more than 50 anti-Muslim incidents have happened across France – including shootings – in less than a week since the deadly attack on satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo.The union also voiced “total sympathy and solidarity with the relatives of journalists who were cowardly killed and called Muslims in France to show calm as the satirical weekly published a new issue this Wednesday. read more

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Facebook Removes 783 Accounts Tied to Iran Some Targeted Morocco

Rabat – Facebook announced on Thursday that it had removed 783 pages, accounts, and groups on both Facebook and Instagram that day. The accounts were linked to “inauthentic behavior” targeting people in 26 countries, including Morocco.In an attempt to conceal their identities as Iranian operators, the page owners represented themselves as locals from various countries to “repurpose” Iranian state media reports on issues like Israel-Palestine relations; the conflicts in Syria and Yemen; and the role of the US, Saudi Arabia, and Russia.Facebook post about syria The page administrators spent about $30,000 on advertisements on Facebook and Instagram accounts to “manipulate” others perceptions of political events. “There were multiple sets of activity, each localized for a specific country or region, including Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Libya, Mexico, Morocco, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, South Africa, Spain, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, US, and Yemen,” according to a press release from Nathaniel Gleicher, Facebook’s head of cybersecurity policy.Facebook post about israelRead Also: British Parliament Accuses Facebook of Disclosing User DataFacebook’s manual review identified the accounts as coming from Iran.In addition to 8 events hosted by the suspicious accounts, there were about 2 million Facebook users who followed at least one of the pages, 1,600 users who joined one of the groups, and more than 254,000 users who followed at least one of the Instagram accounts.Facebook could not confirm whether the events took place. “We are constantly working to detect and stop this type of activity because we don’t want our services to be used to manipulate people…Facebook Post AlgeriaWe’re taking down these Pages, groups and accounts based on their behavior, not the content they post,” Gleicher said.Read Also: Moroccan Court Upholds 5-Year Prison Sentence for Hirak Protester over Facebook PostMorocco and Iran have not had diplomatic relations since Morocco cut ties with Iran in May 2018. Morocco argued that Iran gave financial and military support to the Polisario Front through its proxy, Hezbollah, the Lebanese political party and militant group.It was not the first time that Rabat severed ties with Tehran. In 2009, Morocco broke ties with Iran after the Persian country threatened Bahrain’s territorial integrity and was spreading Shiism in Morocco, which saw it as interference in its domestic affairs.Although the two countries resumed their bilateral relations five years after the first rupture, in 2014, but relations between them continued to be shaky. read more

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Most actively traded companies on the TSX

Companies in the news:SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. (TSX:SNC). Down 11 cents to $23.98. SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. is pushing back its decision on whether to opt for a trial by jury or by judge alone in a corruption case that has tripped up the engineering giant and ensnared it in a political controversy for months. Defence lawyer Francois Fontaine told the Court of Quebec he needs more time. Last week a Quebec judge ruled there is enough evidence to send SNC-Lavalin to trial over charges of fraud and corruption, prompting a further tumble in the beleaguered firm’s share price. The Canadian Press Some of the most active companies traded Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (16,230.96, up 3.16 points).Aphria Inc. (TSX:APHA). Health care. Up 42 cents, or 4.54 per cent, to $9.67 on 5.8 million shares.Encana Corp. (TSX:ECA). Energy. Down 14 cents, or 2.05 per cent, to $6.70 on 5.7 million shares.Crescent Point Energy Corp. (TSX:CPG). Energy. Up seven cents, or 1.68 per cent, to $4.23 on 5.7 million shares.Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Industrials. Up one cent, or 0.49 per cent, to $2.07 on 5.5 million shares.Avalon Advanced Materials Inc. (TSX:AVL). Materials. Up 1.5 cents, or 15.79 per cent, to 11 cents on 5.1 million shares.Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Health care. Up six cents, or 0.60 per cent, to $10.13 on 4.9 million shares. read more

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Poorest nations hit hardest by rising fuel and food prices climate change

“These new challenges demand new and urgent responses,” she told a Ministerial Meeting of LDCs in New York on the Brussels Programme of Action, which includes commitments by the LDCs on good governance and by the world’s wealthiest countries to spend 0.15 to 0.2 per cent of gross national income on aid. “It is imperative to build on the successes achieved so far, and address key constraints and pitfalls,” she said, stressing that the Programme sets out a clear framework for partnership, based on mutual commitments. She noted that LDCs, especially small island and low-lying coastal States, are hardest hit by the adverse effects of climate change. “We have an obligation to keep our promise to achieve the Millennium Development Goals in all countries, especially in the world’s least developed countries,” she declared, referring to the targets set by the UN Millennium Summit of 2000 to slash poverty, hunger, maternal and infant mortality and lack of access to health care and education, mainly in developing countries, all by 2015. 30 September 2008With only two years left to complete an ambitious 10-year programme of steps to be taken by both industrialized nations and least developed countries (LDCs) to fight poverty, soaring food and oil prices and the disproportionate effects of climate change are adding new pitfalls, Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro said today. read more

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UN humanitarian chief condemns attacks on aid workers in southern Sudan

“These incidents demonstrate complete disregard for the safety and security of humanitarian personnel and I condemn them in the strongest possible terms,” said Valerie Amos, the UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator.Santino Pigga Alex Wani, a Senior Programme Assistant working with the UN World Food Programme (WFP) was killed during an attack by armed assailants in Jonglei state on Saturday, according to Ms. Amos, who expressed her deepest condolences to his family.She also voiced grave concern for the safety of two missing staff of the International Organization for Migration and called for their safe return. They went missing after being forced to drive into an area of active conflict on 19 April.Ms. Amos called on the Government of Southern Sudan and armed groups to take all measures possible to ensure the safety and security of humanitarian workers and to facilitate access of relief organisations to people in need of emergency assistance. 25 April 2011The top United Nations humanitarian official today condemned attacks on aid workers in Southern Sudan, including the killing of a UN staff member over the weekend, and urged the authorities there to ensure the safety of humanitarian personnel. read more

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Facebook and Instagram are down for users across the globe

It’s not just your Facebook page that’s down.Users of Facebook Inc. and two of its popular side shoots, Instagram and Messenger, are experiencing technical difficulties Wednesday.Reports on Downdetector, a website for reporting problems on applications and websites, have ranged from troubles logging into accounts to the inability to post comments or photos. From town square to living room: Zuckerberg announces sweeping changes to Facebook in new focus on privacy Facebook employees angry at treatment of moderators, who have one of internet’s most dystopian jobs Apple revokes Facebook’s app development credentials after latest data tracking revelations Some users are encountering a message that indicates the site is currently down for maintenance. The site has been down since about noon eastern time.“We’re aware that some people are currently having trouble accessing the Facebook family of apps. We’re working to resolve the issue as soon as possible,” according to a Facebook spokesperson.–With assistance from Maggie Otte.Bloomberg.com read more

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Growing use of drones in law enforcement may violate human rights warns

In presenting his report on the use of armed drones within law enforcement to the General Assembly body that deals with social, humanitarian and cultural issues (Third Committee), Christof Heyns, the UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, stressed that such mechanized systems, controlled by a human from a distance, “can hardly do what police officers are supposed to do” such as using the minimum force required by the circumstances and assisting those who need help.“The situation becomes even more problematic when the police use increasingly autonomous weapons – that is, weapons that have on board computers which decide on the use of force,” Mr. Heyns continued. “The decreased personal involvement of police officers in the deployment of force raises the question, among others, of who is responsible if things go wrong.”In his report, the Special Rapporteur reminded Member States that the protection of rights such as the right to life and personal security and of human dignity outweigh the advantages gains from outsourcing police work to machines. In addition, he noted the requirement under human rights law calling for authorities to use the minimum amount of force required by the circumstances of each case, citing an increasing number of examples in which individuals were killed or seriously injured as a result of improper use of weapons considered to be less lethal.“The relationship between the State and those under its protection is very different from its relationship with those it regards as its enemies during armed conflict,” Mr. Heyns said. Turning to the issue of the death penalty, also addressed in his report, the Special Rapporteur voiced concern about the resumption and extension of capital punishment in some countries which, he suggested, might constitute violations of the right to life.Although he welcomed the general trend of States moving toward the abolition of the death penalty, he warned that some were still lagging behind. “If executions were suspended for an extended period, it is unclear how authorities can provide objective reasons for resumption at a specific point in time, or for specific prisoners,” he said. “If the timing of execution and selection of prisoners for execution are decided upon at random, or are dictated by factors such as deterioration in the law and order situation, then those executions are arbitrary.”Recently, Equatorial Guinea, Pakistan, and the states of Washington, Maryland and Connecticut in the United States, decided to establish a moratorium or suspend executions while last April, El Salvador, Gabon and Poland acceded to the Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights – an international agreement aimed at abolition. These countries join the more than 160 other Members States who have already either eliminated capital punishment or do not practice it. At the same time, some States have resumed executing after decades while others reintroduced the death penalty for certain offences causing concern among UN rights officials.Mr. Heyns urged the General Assembly to take action in its upcoming resolution on the death penalty, expected for December, noting that it provided an important opportunity for States to move away from “this form of punishment which does not belong in the modern era.” Independent experts or special rapporteurs are appointed by the Geneva-based Council to examine and report back on a country situation or a specific human rights theme. The positions are honorary and the experts are not UN staff, nor are they paid for their work. read more

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At Geneva jobs summit UN labour chief urges a global debate on

“The issues of jobs, equity, sustainability, human security, labour mobility, social dialogue, which need to be tackled in a future of work initiative, are almost by definition the key policy issues of our time,” said ILO Director-General Guy Ryder at the start of the Conference, which runs from 1 to 13 June.He also called on delegates to “look at the longer term drivers of change, the transformational mega-trends, and what they imply for the goals we pursue in the ILO in its second century.”Mr. Ryder’s proposal is contained in his report to the Conference, The Future of work centenary initiative, and is accompanied by an annual report on the situation of workers in the occupied Arab territories.The proposed initiative would be structured around four conversations: work and society; the organization of work and production; decent jobs for all; and the governance of work. Subsequently, a high-level commission on the future of work would prepare a report to the ILO’s centenary Conference in 2019.“We have the opportunity to adopt a Recommendation which, for the first time, will provide an international framework for the transition from informality to the formal economy, which commands increasing tripartite support as a policy priority,” the Director-General said. “We have the chance also to look more closely at how the small and medium-sized enterprises which are so crucial to the global jobs challenge can be promoted as creators of decent and productive employment,” he added. According to the latest World Employment and Social Outlook report, global unemployment reached 201 million in 2014, over 30 million higher than before the start of the global crisis in 2008. Moreover, providing jobs to the more than 40 million additional people who enter the global labour market every year is proving to be a daunting challenge. In addition to widespread joblessness, the employment relationship itself is facing a major transformation that is bringing further challenges.This year’s Conference will discuss various other issues, including climate change, a proposed first ever international standard on the transition from the informal to the formal economy; the role of small and medium enterprises as a major job creation engine; and how to ensure labour protection (wages, working time, maternity protection and occupational safety and health). High-level discussions on climate change and the world of work, as well as child labour will take place on 11 and 12 June, and there will be a focus on encouraging ratification by member States of the 2014 protocol to the ILO Convention on Forced Labour to enable it to enter into force. read more

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Lockwood discusses date of birth and its impact on hockey success

There’s a theory that hockey players born early in the year are more likely to excel in the sport. But is there any truth to it?Kelly Lockwood, associate professor of Kinesiology, appeared in a Canada AM segment this morning discussing that very theory, popularized recently by Malcolm Gladwell’s book Outliers. Lockwood, who is studying the subject, says there seems to be truth to it. But that’s no reason other skaters need to give up their dreams.“Laying the foundation of skills young, early and continuing to work at it as they develop through the ranks” is key, said Lockwood, who also discussed the subject in the Toronto Star.• Watch Lockwood’s CTV appearance• Canada’s Hamilton brothers have an early date with success — thestar.comRelated story:• Researcher works with NHL veterans to improve the hockey skate | The Brock News read more

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NC State beats UNC 3428 in OT on Gallaspys 5th TD

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Reggie Gallaspy II ran 1 yard in overtime for a touchdown, his school-record-tying fifth TD, and North Carolina State beat North Carolina 34-28 on Saturday in a rivalry game marred by a fight in the end zone after it ended.Gallaspy II rushed for a career-high 129 yards and scored on runs of 1, 4 and 34 yards before scoring the tying TD from 5 yards out in regulation. Ryan Finley was 16 of 28 for 200 yards for the Wolfpack (8-3, 5-3 Atlantic Coast Conference).Freshman Cade Fortin, whose only snap since Oct. 13 was a last-second heave two weeks ago against Duke, put North Carolina up 28-21 with a 1-yard touchdown run with 9:29 left. He finished 19 of 40 for 276 yards with a 37-yard touchdown pass to Beau Corrales, Javonte Williams had an 8-yard TD run and Freeman Jones kicked two field goals for the Tar Heels (2-9, 1-7).But Jones was wide left on a 37-yarder in overtime. N.C. State then ran the ball on seven straight plays, capped by Gallaspy’s plunge into the end zone that ended it. Some pushing and shoving in the end zone after the winning score led to a quick but intense melee in which players from both teams were seen throwing punches.THE TAKEAWAYN.C. State: The Wolfpack has taken control of their fiercest rivalry, winning three in a row against the Tar Heels for their longest winning streak since reeling off five straight against UNC form 2007-11. N.C. State has won four of five meetings and the past three at Kenan Stadium.North Carolina: The story of the Tar Heels’ season has been how frequently they found ways to lose close games, from the three-point home loss against Virginia Tech to the double-OT loss at Syracuse. So it’s only fitting that their season would end in similar fashion.UP NEXTN.C. State plays host to East Carolina next Saturday.North Carolina’s season is over.___More AP college football: https://apnews.com/tag/Collegefootball and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25Joedy McCreary, The Associated Press read more

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Netherlands win last Womens Champions Trophy in style

CHANGZHOU, China — The first winner of the Women’s Champions Trophy is also the last. The Netherlands swamped Australia 5-1 in the field hockey final on Sunday.Inaugural winner in 1987, the Dutch equaled Argentina by winning a seventh title. They have medaled in 21 of the 23 tournaments.But the Champions Trophy is being replaced from next year by the global Pro League.The Dutch have ruled women’s hockey for more than two years and underlined their status as world champions and No. 1 by lording over this Champions Trophy.After dominating the Hockeyroos 3-0 in the round robin on Tuesday, they were even more impressive in the final.Xan de Waard’s rebound goal and Eva de Goede’s backhand shot had them 2-0 up within 11 minutes.Maddy Fitzpatrick gave Australia hope with a drag flick goal in the 40th minute. Australia, which also lost that inaugural final, was also playing for a record-tying seventh title, but first in 15 years.Their fightback ended when Lauren Stam hit a penalty corner goal, and the relentless Dutch added last quarter goals by Maxime Kerstholt from a tap-in and Maria Verschoor shooting into the roof.They went 6-0 in the event, scored 20 goals and conceded just three. They blanked defending champion Argentina, Australia, and Olympic champion Britain.Argentina, which failed to win its first three matches, finished the tournament in style by beating host China 6-0 as its shots finally poured in.Britain, playing its first major event as a combined team since winning the 2016 Olympics, was fifth after beating Japan 2-1.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_SportsThe Associated Press read more

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HandsOn The Evil Within 2 is 2017s Other Good Resident Evil Game

first_img 2017 has already shocked us with one good Resident Evil game. After the once-great series devolved into action-schlock, January’s Resident Evil 7 brought the franchise back to its survival horror roots with a tense and terrifying first-person adventure.However, that wasn’t the first time Resident Evil was forced to reinvent itself. With its revamped third-person controls and bold new setting, Resident Evil 4 casually created a new genre and is justly remembered as one of the best games of all time. And it was thanks to Shinji Mikami, the creator of the franchise.Mikami doesn’t work for Capcom anymore, but that doesn’t mean he’s done making spooky third-person shooters. 2014’s The Evil Within (which might as well be a synonym for Resident Evil) definitely tried to recapture that RE4 spark, even if not everyone agreed it succeeded. At a recent Bethesda event we got to go hands-on with its follow-up The Evil Within 2 coming this October, and just as 2017 began with a good Resident Evil game, it may end with one, too.Full disclosure, I didn’t play the first Evil Within. So I was thrown into this sequel’s narrative pretty unsure about what was going on. But if anything that probably helped me empathize with the similarly confused player character Detective Sebastian Castellanos trying to rescue his daughter or something. Weird spooky stuff is going to start happening for no reason and you just have to deal with it.Accepting this confusion also helped me appreciate The Evil Within 2’s variety of disturbing imagery. The debut trailer from E3 featured everyone slathered in milky white paint, and this demo was similarly inexplicable. Dudes were suspended in time cubes. Blood erupted from clay sculptures. I entered the level by staring at a mirror in my office.The Evil Within 2’s aesthetic draws inspiration from all sorts of J-Horror video games and movies. There are bits with a camera monster out of Fatal Frame. A ball of long-haired lady faces would be right at home in The Ring or The Grudge. And the psychological horror aspect in general owes a lot to Silent Hill.But when it comes to gameplay, The Evil Within is pure Resident Evil 4. From behind your character’s shoulder, you methodically walk through environments, in this case a haunted City Hall, shooting your gun and swiping your knife. In dark environments you can turn your flashlight on and off, which suggested to me some later Alan Wake-style light-shining mechanics. But in this demo a well-placed shot was all I needed to keep moving forward.Those shots needed to be well-placed, too, because like a true survival horror game ammo was scarce. Later Resident Evil games leaned too heavily into action, but Resident Evil 4 struck a perfect balance between dramatic gunfights and actual tension. The Evil Within 2 goes for similar pacing. Even with my upgraded guns I wasn’t able to hold off a boss for the 90 necessary seconds until I stumbled across one last crossbow bolt. It was thrilling.Action is made even more thrilling by the surprising amount of downtime. This demo featured a few puzzles, like arranging a photograph, as well as sections where you just explore surreal environments. I was in a hallway staring at gruesome paintings, causing the architecture to warp around me.I’m not going to claim that The Evil Within 2 will be as good as Resident Evil 4, because what game could be. But it is great to see Shinji Mikami and his team at Tango Gameworks (including new director John Johanas) return to that incredible style few games have managed to successfully replicate since. The Evil Within 2 launches on October 13 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.View as: One Page Slides1/51. The Evil Within 2 is the latest survival horror game from Resident Evil mastermind Shinji Mikami.2. Players survive surreal nightmares trying to rescue their daughter.3. Scarce ammo keeps tensions high.4. Even when you aren’t shooting, The Evil Within 2 throws you into confusing and thrilling situations.5. After Resident Evil 7, The Evil Within 2 may be 2017’s other good Resident Evil game.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on target Play ‘Fallout 76’ Nuclear Winter Battle Royale as Long as Yo…Tesla Cars Get Racing Game, YouTube, and ‘Fallout’ at E3 2019 last_img read more

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SPOILERS: 10/9 WWE 205 Live TV taping results from Indianapolis to air on Wednesday

first_img Now Playing Up Next Kim Kardashian Shows Concern Over Kourtney Sony Michel Week 13 Patriots vs. Vikings Wednesday Locker Room Now Playing Up Next Pinterest Live check-in from Mount Snow where people are enjoying the fresh powder Maria Kanellis WhatsApp WWE 205 Live Results – 9/10/19 (Kushida debuts, 6-man tag team main event match) The following was taped before Smackdown Live on Tuesday night in Indianapolis.10/9 WWE 205 Live TV tapings:* Tony Nese def. Cedric Alexander.* Lio Rush issued an open challenge. Lince Dorado answered it.* Lince Dorado def. Lio Rush via DQ. Mike and Maria Kanellis returned setting up the DQ finish. Maria distracted Dorado allowing Mike to attack him.Source: WrestlingIncRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipLive check-in from Mount Snow where people are enjoying the fresh powderVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 1:53/Current Time 0:02Loaded: 27.34%0:02Remaining Time -1:51 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Now Playing Up Next Facebookcenter_img Now Playing Up Next Felicity Huffman To Be Sentenced In College Admission Scandal Twitter Google+ Videos Articles WWE 205 Live Results – 9/3/19 (Drew Gulak aligns with Tony Nese, Lince Dorado competes) Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Now Playing Up Next Alex Trebek Returns To ‘Jeopardy!’ WWE 205 Live Results – 8/27/19 (Lorcan vs. Carrillo fight in a #1 Contender’s Match)last_img read more

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Randy leaves Dundee football club

first_imgDundee Football club in Scotland has confirmed that Randy Wolters has today left the club to join N.E.C. in his native Netherlands, as reported in club’s website.Randy Wolters who is a Dutch footballer currently playing as a winger for Scottish Premiership side DundeeA note on the club’s website reads:“Winger Randy joined the club last summer and made 16 appearances for the club”Steve ClarkeSteve Clarke downplays Kilmarnock’s league position Obinna Echi – December 16, 2018 Kilmarnock manager Steve Clarke is refusing to be carried away by their temporary spot at the top of the Scottish Premiership after they defeated…“We would like to wish Randy all the best for the future and thank him for his efforts while with the club.”Randy had previously played for FC Utrecht, FC Emmen, FC Den Bosch, VVV-Venlo and Go Ahead Eagles. He made his debut for FC Utrecht in the home match against VVV-Venlo (1-4 defeat). Wolters scored the only Utrecht goal.Wolters signed a two-year contract with Scottish Premiership club Dundee in June 2017, a contract which has been terminated as he departs the club to join another club N.E.C.last_img read more

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Hunt Acquires Half of British Infrastructure Firm

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR El Paso, Texas-based Hunt Cos., one of the nation’s leading developers of privatized military housing, acquired a 50 percent ownership in London-based Amber Infrastructure Group in a transaction designed to help Hunt take advantage of North America’s growing infrastructure market. Hunt has worked on public-private partnership (P3) projects for decades, as well multifamily housing, military housing, community development, commercial and mixed-use development, land development, real asset investment management and property/asset management.Amber has sourced, developed and financed more than 125 social infrastructure, transportation, renewable energy and urban redevelopment projects across the United Kingdom, Europe, Canada and Australia, focusing on P3s. Amber also provides management services on more than 80 infrastructure projects in eight countries.“This is a very important and strategic investment for Hunt,” said Hunt CEO Chris Hunt in a company press release. “The addition of Amber as a partner with extensive expertise in all facets of infrastructure significantly expands the capabilities to Hunt’s platform.”Hunt has been responsible for more than 70,000 total military homes built totaling $5.5 billion in total development costs and over $7 billion in construction costs under the Military Housing Privatization Initiative.“We anticipate the strength of Amber and Hunt as a combined entity will generate enhanced flow of attractive infrastructure investment opportunities in North America,” said Giles Frost, CEO of Amber Infrastructure Group. “There are a number of projects in the U.S. on which we will partner immediately.”last_img read more

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Trumps take on public land bucks Western trend

first_imgDonald Trump in Trump Tower, 2015. Photo: Michael VadonAlaska issues don’t come up much in presidential debates, but Donald Trump did face a public lands question, and his answer struck a nerve among Western conservatives.Download AudioA reporter for the magazine Field & Stream did an interview with Trump in late January in Las Vegas.“Seventy percent of hunters in the West hunt on public lands managed by the federal government. Right now there’s a lot discussion about the federal government transferring those lands to states, divesting them of that land. Is that something that you would support as president?” the reported asked.“I don’t like the idea because I want to keep the lands great,” Trump said.  “And you don’t know what the states are going to do with them. Are they going to sell as soon as they get in a little bit of a trouble? I don’t think it’s something that should be sold.”Wrong answer, at least according to U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan“Mr. Trump looks obviously uninformed,” the Alaska senator said.Moving more land out federal control is one of Sullivan’s top goals. Collectively, Alaska’s all-Republican delegation has sponsored dozens of bills over the years to do that. Many transfer small parcels, like surplus property from an old Coast Guard Loran station in Tok. Or larger chunks, including some 2,000 acres at Point Spencer, near Nome, to the Bering Straits Native Corp and the state, for possible development as a port. And then there’s the decades-long effort to re-open the Native allotment process for veterans who missed out during the Vietnam War.Alaska’s sole House member, Don Young, has a bill that would require the Forest Service to convey up to 2 million acres to each state. Young, at a hearing on the bill, said the states can do a better job.“The worst managed lands, by our government, is the Forest Service lands,” he said.That sort of bill, to wrest public lands away from the federal government, is part of a trend among conservative lawmakers in the West. Utah is trying to get 30 million acres of federal land. The state’s legislature passed a law demanding the federal government turn over the land and then pledged millions of dollars to press its legal case.In the Alaska Legislature, House speaker Mike Chenault sponsored a bill modeled after the Utah approach, requiring the federal government hand over land to the state by the start of next year. Sen Bill Wielechowski questioned the point of it.“We’re basically saying the United States shall relinquish title to its public land, which would be great, right? Except I suspect that on January 1, 2017 the United States government isn’t going to do that,” the Anchorage Democrat said at a hearing last month in Juneau. “And so, is it the administration’s proposal to send in the National Guard? Start arresting federal agents? What’s your plan to enforce this statute if it’s ever on the books?”An aide to Chenault said he didn’t expect any enforcement like that but asserted the state would be a better manager of the real estate he says the feds have “locked up.”Naturally, conservation groups don’t like this new movement.“We don’t think we should privatize any federal lands. These lands belong to all Americans,” says Athan Manuel, director the Sierra Club’s public lands protection program. Manuel now finds himself in the unexpected position of agreeing with Republican front-runner.“We were shocked that he said that,” Manuel said. “On the one hand it was good. On the other it was surprising, to hear that from Donald Trump.”Trump’s challengers aren’t with him on this. Sen. Ted Cruz pounced after Trump’s statement to Field & Stream in Las Vegas.“Eighty-five percent of Nevada is owned and regulated by the federal government. And Donald Trump wants to keep big government in charge. That’s ridiculous,” Cruz said in a campaign video ad.And Trump may not be all that committed to his position, either. He submitted an op-ed to Nevada newspapers complaining about the BLM’s “draconian” control over lands there, and its reluctance to sell at an affordable price.Sen. Sullivan says he thinks Trump can be rehabilitated with more information.“Yeah, because it looked like he was kind of struggling. And the answer seemed kind of all over the place,” Sullivan said.Sullivan offered to show Trump around Alaska, which he thinks will convince him federal land ownership isn’t all that great.last_img read more

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Apples Latest iPad Fails to Create Frenzy in China

first_imgThe Cupertino giant on Friday staged a low-key launch for its new iPad in China, which was quite unlike the chaotic scene witnessed during the launch of its earlier products.”I’m very surprised that there is no line. I thought there was going be a long line so I came over a bit earlier to pick it up,” Sun Xufei, an IT worker who was the first in line of a small queue of around 20 people waiting outside the Shanghai Lujiazui Apple store, told Reuters.The launch of Apple’s new iPad came after the leading smartphone and iPhone maker settled the trademark dispute with Proview Technology by paying $60 million.The new iPad features a stunning new Retina display, Apple’s new A5X chip with quad-core graphics, a 5-megapixel iSight camera with advanced optics for capturing amazing photos, and 1080p HD video recording capabilities. The tablet still delivers the same all-day 10 hour battery life while remaining amazingly thin and light.The new iPad Wi-Fi models will be available in black or white for a suggested retail price of $499 (US) for the 16GB model, $599 (US) for the 32GB model and $699 (US) for the 64GB model. The iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular models will be available for a suggested retail price of $629 (US) for the 16GB model, $729 (US) for the 32GB model and $829 (US) for the 64GB model.The third-generation tablet, which was first unveiled in March this year in US, UK and several other countries, is available in China through the Apple Online Store (www.apple.com), select Apple Authorized Resellers and by reservation from Apple retail stores.(With Inputs from Reuters)last_img read more

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