Tensions escalating in northern New Brunswick as antifracking protest continues

first_img(YouTube video shows recent RCMP arrest of First Nations man as he drums on Hwy 126)Tim Fontaine and Jorge Barrera APTN National News ELSIPOGTOG FIRST NATION — Unspecified “industrial equipment” was torched early Tuesday morning near the area of an ongoing anti-fracking protest in northern New Brunswick, says the RCMP, as tensions continue to rise as a result of ongoing police action against demonstrators there.An RCMP spokeswoman said Tuesday afternoon that a “large piece of industrial equipment” was destroyed by fire in the early morning hours in an area near Bass River, NB.The scene of the fire sits several kilometres from the site of an ongoing protest against fracking led by people from the Mi’kmaq community of Elsipogtog.Over 30 people have been arrested, including elders and youth. Protestors have dug in to stop shale gas exploration work.  Extracting operations would likely result in the use of hydraulic-fracturing, or fracking. The exploration work is being handled by SWN Resources Canada.A controversial process, fracking involves injecting water, sand and chemicals into the ground to crack shale rock formations and draw trapped natural gas out. Opponents say this process can poison the water table.Cpl. Chantal Farrah wouldn’t say what kind of equipment was burned or who owned it, saying only that it belonged to a company “that has been doing work in the area.”Farrah said investigators have no suspects and wouldn’t say whether there was any link between the arson and ongoing protests in the area.“I can’t tie that together,” said Farrah, who is based in Fredericton, the provincial capital which sits about 165 kilometres southwest of Elsipogtog. “We had various types of activity in that area.”Farrah said before the equipment was torched RCMP officers were called to intervene when about 50 people surrounded security personnel working for the unspecified company. Farrah said two trucks belonging to the security personnel were taken to the RCMP station in Elsipogtog.Protestors claimed they had seized equipment from the site including parts for drills and explosives used in seismic testing and turned it over the RCMP.Farrah said the police force did not receive any of the equipment and investigators were not aware anything had been taken.“Nothing like that was turned over,” she said.At the protest camp, which is along Hwy 126, the atmosphere remained calm. A sacred fire continues to burn and supporters from across the country have begun to migrate to the area which has become a focal point for the stirring “Sovereignty Summer” movement headed by Idle No More and Defenders of the Land. The alliance issued a national call out Monday to support the ongoing protest.The Kahnawake Warrior Society said it was monitoring the situation and in contact with people at the protest.Katrina Clair, 26, from Elsipogtog First Nation, said there are no plans to end the protest until the exploration work stops.“No negotiations, nothing, no is no and that’s it,” said Clair.The mood, however, appears to be shifting as a result of continued RCMP actions against the protestors which included the arrests of women, elders and youth.On Sunday, RCMP officers were pelted with beer bottles after arriving at a large outdoor party in Elsipogtog which was attended by about 100 people. One officer was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries and the cruiser was vandalized.Sgt. Dustin Ward, who has been based in the community for about a year, wouldn’t say whether the incident was connected to RCMP actions against the protestors, allowing only that the investigation would determine the link.“I am sure there are people that are upset at the situation, but for us we are still going to calls and going about our business,” said Ward.Ward said the detachment had no suspects connected to the incident.While the protest has the support of the Elsiopogtog chief and council, senior First Nations leadership in the province condemned the continued action.The Assembly of First Nations Chiefs in New Brunswick said economic development is urgently needed and accused the anti-fracking protestors of wanting to keep the Indigenous people in the area in poverty.“We cannot agree with those who want to keep our people in poverty,” said a statement from the organization issued last week. “Or those from outside our communities who do not have to live with the consequences of their rhetoric.”The statement under the title, NB Chiefs Take Strong Stand on Natural Resource Development in New Brunswick, called on the provincial government and industry to negotiate a deal with First Nations.Darcy Gray, chief councillor for Listuguj First Nation, a Mi’kmaq community about 273 kilometres west of Elsiopogtog on the NB-Quebec border, said the position of the AFNCNB was disappointing.“It is horrible, it sends a mixed message when we as First Nations people say we protect the environment above all else, but then you have the First Nations chiefs in New Brunswick saying we want a cut,” said Gray. “It’s just horrible. To say it’s a strong statement is just ridiculous.”Gray said the stakes are high in the battle over fracking in New Brunswick.“From our point of view in Listuguj this is ground zero for this fight between environment versus industry,” he said. “If they break it now, if they get the go-ahead for shale gas at this stage of the game and the chiefs don’t step up and do what’s right for mother earth, we’re all next. It’s just a matter of time.”@anishinaboytfontaine@aptn.cajbarrera@aptn.ca@JorgeBarreralast_img read more

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Apple suppliers tumble as signs mount of weak iPhone demand

Apple Inc’ and major suppliers to the company’s iPhone fell Monday as investors fretted that one of the most important product lines in the technology sector was seeing weak demand.The latest warning sign was Lumentum Holdings Inc. cutting its second-quarter outlook after one of its largest customers asked to “meaningfully reduce shipments” for previously placed orders. Lumentum didn’t name the customer, but Apple is its biggest, according to Bloomberg supply-chain data. Shares of Lumentum plummeted a record 30 per cent while Apple dropped as much as 4.1 per cent. Oclaro Inc., which is being bought by Lumentum, lost 11 per cent, on track for its biggest drop since April.“We think investors should consider Lumentum’s updated guide as reflecting as much as a 30 per cent cut in Apple orders,” Wells Fargo analyst Aaron Rakers said in a note to clients.Apple cancels production boost for its lower-cost iPhone XR: reportAmazon to start selling Apple’s latest iPhones, iPads, Macs and moreThe real reason Apple’s stock is falling (and its $1 trillion valuation is at risk)Loop Capital Markets also said the customer is likely Apple. The development “is not entirely surprising” but “it seems very likely to us that the market for 3D sensing-related light sources and other components is going to be smaller next year than previously anticipated,” analyst James Kisner said in a research note.Among other Apple suppliers, Cirrus Logic Inc. dropped 10 per cent at 9:49 a.m. in New York. Qorvo Inc. slid 7.3 per cent, Skyworks Solutions Inc. fell 2.8 per cent, Finisar Corp. dropped 4.7 per cent and Broadcom Inc. fell 5.3 per cent. Semiconductor stocks were broadly lower with the Philadelphia Semiconductor Index down 3 per cent. Lumentum’s outlook comes a week after Nikkei reported that Apple was cancelling a production boost for its iPhone XR line, and less than two weeks after Apple’s fourth-quarter results showed tepid unit sales growth. The company also said it would stop providing unit sales for iPhones, iPads, and Macs in fiscal 2019, a step Nomura Instinet said raised “the spectre of a sustained iPhone downturn.”Adding to Monday’s negative news, Longbow Research cautioned that Apple is facing weak iPhone demand in China. And Citi downgraded Skyworks to neutral and slashed its price target to US$85 from US$116, citing both “disappointing iPhone XR unit sales” and “broad smartphone weakness.” Last week, Skyworks gave a first-quarter outlook that missed expectations because of smartphone weakness, prompting at least two other downgrades.Citi also cut its target on Qorvo on Monday due to iPhone XR weakness.–With assistance from Kamaron Leach.Bloomberg.com read more

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Adobe and FedEx stumble while Lennar and CDW advance

NEW YORK — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Wednesday.Adobe Inc., down $4.97 to $279.72The software maker gave investors a disappointing profit forecast for its fiscal fourth quarter.FedEx Corp., down $22.39 to $150.91The package delivery company’s fiscal first quarter profit fell short of Wall Street forecasts as it deals with slower economic growth and the loss of business from Amazon.CDW Corp., up $6.58 to $120.38The information technology company will replace Total System Services Inc. on the S&P 500 index on Sept. 23.Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc., down $4.85 to $102.98The drug developer said Dr. Aradhana Sarin will replace Paul Clancy as chief financial officer later this year.ConocoPhillips, down $1.21 to $60.01Oil prices retreated and weighed on energy stocks as Saudi Arabia brings back production to a damaged facility.Lennar Corp., up $1.05 to $54.15The homebuilder gained ground after the Commerce Department reported that the pace of U.S. home construction jumped 12.3% last month to a 12-year high.AT&T Inc., down 40 cents to $36.76The telecommunications company is being pushed to sell off its DirecTV unit, according to media reports.Dominion Energy Inc., up $1.03 to $80.06The utility company and its peers gained ground as investors became more defensive.The Associated Press read more

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Army reviews beard ban amid fears rule is putting off younger generation

Coldstream Guards soldier Charanpreet Singh Lall wearing a beard and turban during a rehearsal for Trooping the Colour, June 9, 2018.Credit:Stefan Rousseau/PA Coldstream Guards soldier Charanpreet Singh Lall wearing a beard and turban during a rehearsal for Trooping the Colour, June 9, 2018. Capt Somerville complained that in his 38 years of service he did not understand why the regulations still applied. He suggested the argument that the seal between a respirator and a soldiers skin could be compromised by hair growth, no longer stood up as the Army became increasingly diversified.“I have heard the respirator excuse trotted out many times, but frankly that really doesn’t make sense,” he said.“Rightly we allow certain individuals to have beards for religious reasons and they are as likely to require the use of that piece of kit as any of us.”The most annoying reason though is tradition, just like the one where we wore red tunics and advanced slowly towards the enemy.” Beards have become more popular with young people in recent years. A YouGov survey last year showed support for facial hair had increased by nearly 14 per cent over the five years to 2016. Among 18 to 39 year-olds just over 60 per cent said they had some form of facial hair. Beards were growing on women too. In the survey, over half said they preferred a man with facial hair, up from 34 per cent in 2011.The review comes as an army unit in Germany trials a new policy of providing late-night healthy suppers to encourage soldiers away from local takeaways. The Sennelager-based Queen’s Royal Hussars will trade fried food for freshly cooked egg fu yung and spinach and avocado omelettes. Private Abi Robertson, the Regimental Chef, said: “It’s all about healthy eating. We look to steam food and not fry it… I can show people what I am capable of, rather than just preparing the day-to-day lunches and breakfasts”. In response Lt Col Rachel Emmerson, in the Employment Branch of Army Manning, accepted beards would be seen more often as more members of religious minorities joined the armed forces.“As the Service becomes more diverse and we update policy to support represented faiths, we expect the sight of serving officers and soldiers with beards to become more familiar,’ she replied.“We must also ensure the army attracts as many potential applicants as possible, while maintaining the right appearance policies to protect the culture and ethos from which we derive our operational effectiveness.”As such we routinely review such regulations including those relating to facial hair.”Lt Col Emmerson reiterated the Army would not jeopardise operational effectiveness for religious purposes or for the sake of recruits’ fashion choices. “Facial hair must be modified if required to ensure protective equipment does its job,” she said. Pioneer Sergeant of The Scots Guards, 1866.Credit:Mary Evans Picture Library 2015 Pioneer Sergeant of The Scots Guards, 1866. The Army is reviewing the ban on beards amid fears the rule is putting off a younger generation of potential recruits.Whilst some facial hair is allowed on the grounds of religion or for medical reasons, the army has routinely not permitted the wearing of beards, except for certain ceremonial or traditional posts.The move has been revealed in a letter to the service magazine Soldier. Captain Dave Somerville, an Officer in the Royal Engineers, warned that young fashion-conscious men might be put off joining.“We are an organisation that needs to recruit and putting up artificial barriers because of an inability to change isn’t what we are about,” he said.“While attending a recent recruiting event I couldn’t help but notice that a large percentage of the potential soldiers were sporting facial hair. It made me wonder how many of them were put off joining up because they can’t have a beard.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

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Bangladesh crash to their lowest total after Roachs five

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Related’It came very rapid’ – Roach on taking five wickets in 12 ballsJuly 5, 2018In “latest news”Bangladesh secure place in Tri-Nation Series final after beating WindiesMay 13, 2019In “latest news”The anatomy of Bangladesh’s Caribbean doomJuly 16, 2018In “latest news” Fast bowler Kemar Roach took five wickets in the first hour to raze Bangladesh for 43 in 18.4 overs – their lowest in Test cricket. Roach’s five-for included the wickets Tamim Iqbal, Mominul Haque, Mushfiqur Rahim, Shakib Al Hasan and Mahmudullah – the core of Bangladesh’s batting line-up. Forty minutes after Roach’s sensational spell of of 5-1-8-5, Miguel Cummins and captain Jason Holder claimed the rest of the five wickets.Kemar Roach celebrates a wicket (AFP photo)In response, West Indies went to lunch unscathed at 9 for 0.After Holder had sent the visitors to bat, Roach and Shannon Gabriel bowled with great consistency, taking advantage of a pitch that had some grass and a bit of moisture. The pair kept Tamim Iqbal and Liton Das under pressure by subtly varying their lines and using the short and the full ball to good effect.Roach took the first wicket when he squared up Tamim Iqbal and found the outside edge in the fifth over after threatening both the edges. It was the 10th time Roach had dismissed Tamim in international cricket, but he wasn’t done yet.Mominul Haque then edged to gully, where Shai Hope took a simple catch in the next over, before Roach removed Shakib, Mushfiqur and Mahmudullah in the space of four balls in his fifth over. This, despite struggling with a knee injury, for which he needed medical attention. He eventually hobbled off the field, but Holder and Cummins took over after the first hour. Liton, who was trying to slog even the full balls outside off, fell for 25, attempting a similar shot against Cummins. Nurul Hasan was dismissed in the same over as Bangladesh fell to 34 for 7 in 14 overs.Cummins then took his third wicket in his next over, getting Mehidy Hasan Miraz caught at second slip by Devon Smith. Kamrul Islam Rabbi and debutant Abu Jayed predictably didn’t last long, nor did their more illustrious team-mates. (ESPNCricinfo) read more

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Russian athletes wont march under their own flag at Olympic closing ceremony

first_imgRussian athletes won’t march under their own flag at Olympic closing ceremony The decision follows two doping violations. Short URL Sunday 25 Feb 2018, 7:34 AM Image: Jae C. Hong THE INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC Committee has upheld the ban of Russia from the Pyeongchang Winter Games because of doping, denying the 168 athletes competing here as “Olympic Athletes from Russia” the right to march in the closing ceremony under their country’s flag.The IOC’s full membership unanimously approved the recommendation of the executive board just hours before the final competition and the closing ceremony. Fifty-two of the IOC’s 100 members were present for the vote on the fallout from the massive Russian doping scandal, which has tarnished the IOC and raised doubts about its ability to protect clean athletes.The IOC repeatedly said going into the Olympics that Russian athletes had been “rigorously tested,” implying they were unlikely to fail drug tests.IOC President Thomas Bach said a condition for Russia’s reinstatement was no further positive drug tests at these Olympics. Two of the four athletes who tested positive in Pyeongchang were Russian, including a curler who had to return his bronze medal.“The IOC executive board decided first not to lift the suspension of the Russian Olympic Committee for the closing ceremony,” Bach said, “therefore, no delegation of the Russian Olympic Committee will have taken part in these Olympic Winter Games.”The IOC holds testing samples for 10 years, often uncovering positive cases years after medals had been awarded. The IOC did not bring up this contingency in considering Russia’s possible reinstatement.Russia was banned from the Olympics in December because of widespread doping at the 2014 Sochi Games. The IOC left open the possibility of reinstatement ahead of the closing ceremony if the Russians met a series of criteria, and Russian athletes were allowed to participate under the Olympic flag. 17 Comments Share63 Tweet Email Ekaterina Bobrova and Dmitri Soloviev of the Olympic Athletes of Russia perform during the figure skating exhibition gala in the Gangneung Ice Arena. Source: Felipe DanaIOC member Nicole Hoevertsz from Aruba and head of the Russia implementation group said the Russian delegation met many of the criteria required for reinstatement during the Olympics.The two failed drug tests, however, were too much.“Despite a good collaboration from the OAR delegation to respond to these (doping) cases in a prompt and transparent way, the implementation group was convinced that these cases caused significant concern,” Hoevertsz said.The Russia ban and the positive doping results have been a distraction during the entire Pyeongchang Olympics. They also disrupted the Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympics.Bach has defended the right of individual athletes to be judged separately and shied away from collective punishment. His stand has been seen as “soft on Russia” by many who called for an outright ban.“We have to draw a line and look toward the future,” Hoevertsz said. “It is never going to be business as usual any more in the world of sport and in Russia. Many changes have been made and many changes still have to be made.”Shamil Tarpischev, an IOC member from Russia, blamed the positive test on “the lack of cultural education. These cases are isolated and we are running our own investigation.”He also tried to draw a line under the scandal.“We believe this should be the end of this big problem,” Tarpischev added.Read: Woman buys Irish painting worth up to $10,000 at US thrift store for just $1 Olympic athletes from Russia celebrate after winning the men’s gold medal hockey game against Germany. Image: Jae C. Hong Olympic athletes from Russia celebrate after winning the men’s gold medal hockey game against Germany. By Associated Press https://jrnl.ie/3870970 17,274 Views Feb 25th 2018, 7:34 AM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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IMF foresees trouble in Cyprus economy

first_imgThe International Monetary Fund said that Cyprus’ economy will expand at a slower pace until 2012 as global growth slows down, and it will post higher budget deficits compared to previous forecasts. The IMF cut its growth forecast for the economy to zero in 2011 and to 1 per cent in 2012, from an April forecast of 1.7 per cent and 2.2 per cent respectively. The revised figures are included in September’s ‘Regional Economic Outlook: Europe – Navigating Stormy Waters’, which was published last week on the IMF’s website. “The September 2011 World Economic Outlook projects real gross domestic product growth worldwide at 4 per cent for 2011 and 2012, about half a percentage point lower than projected in the April 2011 edition,” the report said. The euro area’s economic growth will slow down from 1.6 per cent this year to 1.1 per cent in 2012. The latest forecasts take into account recent shocks the world economy has suffered, such as the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, the effect of the Arab Spring on energy prices, the weakened economic growth in the US and the recent stand-off over the country’s debt ceiling, as well as the ongoing European debt crisis. The IMF revised its forecast for Cyprus’ fiscal deficit upwards from 4.5 per cent of the economy to 6.6 per cent for this year and from 3.7 per cent to 4.5 per cent for 2012. Therefore, next year’s fiscal deficit will be almost twice as much as the finance ministry’s latest forecast, according to the IMF. On 28 September Finance Minister Kikis Kazamias revised a previous budget deficit forecast for 2012 of below 2 per cent of GDP to 2.3 per cent, which is conditional to the approval of a fiscal package by parliament. He also revised his estimate for this year from a previous 5.5 per cent to 6.5 per cent, which is close to the IMF’s forecast. The fiscal consolidation package includes an increase of value added tax rate by 2 percentage points to 17 per cent. Kazamias’ economic growth forecast is much closer to that of the IMF. In the same September announcement, the minister said Cyprus’ economy could grow up to 0.5 per cent this year and up to 1.5 per cent in 2012. Consumer prices will increase 4 per cent this year and 2.4 per cent next year, according to the IMF report. The minister of finance has not disclosed his inflation forecast yet. Source: Cyprus Mail Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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Japan squad were shaken by earthquake admits Nishino

first_imgJapan boss Akira Nishino has admitted that his players were shaken by the earthquake that occurred at home ahead of their first game of the World Cup against ColombiaOn Monday a strong earthquake occured in Osaka in the magnitude of 6.1, which reportedly left three people dead and more than 200 citizens injured.Local airports were closed for several hours as well as trains and factories.And ahead of Japan’s Group H opener against Colombia, Nishino conceded that it was inevitable that it was going to always concern his squad.“There were players who were a bit shocked by this incident and they were concerned about relatives and family members,” said the 63-year-old, according to BT Sport.Vinicius Junior, Real Madrid, BrazilNeymar the reason Vinicius didn’t make Brazil debut, says Tite Andrew Smyth – September 7, 2019 Brazil boss Tite revealed that Neymar’s “perfect” body language meant Vinicius Junior was denied his long-awaited international debut “They were concerned, so this psychological impact is something I am a bit worried about. But we, the team staff, are consulting with them and hope they will settle down.”Meanwhile, captain Makoto Hasebe is feeling confident over Japan’s chances at the Mordovia Arena.“We are in excellent shape and I hope we will come as one onto the pitch,” Hasebe told a press conference.“We will try to show our teamwork and we are confident we’ll be able to do it. We have a new head coach, and we had to build up our team again, but I think we are well prepared for tomorrow’s game.”The last time these two nations met at the 2014 World Cup, where Colombia cruised to a 4-1 win in the group stages.last_img read more

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Weather Alert  Beachgoers Stay out of the Water

first_img Nearly 30 Haitians caught following illegal landing in Nassau, says Defence Force Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, January 10, 2016 – As this windy, cool weather persists, the Bahamas Department of Meteorology continues to advise that small craft should not venture out to sea and now, Beachgoers are being told not to go into the water – at all.  Dangerous Rip Currents and very rough seas and surf conditions are the reason.  The Department is calling this strong high pressure which is generating gale force winds.  Seas, says the marine weather outlook issued early this morning, will swell to as high as 14 feet.  Please take these precautions seriously and stay safe. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp #MagneticNewsMedia Bahamas Police Commissioner Greenslade gone to UK, appointed as High Commissionercenter_img Related Items:#MagneticNewsMedia, #TCIweatherAlert TCI Premier blasts Opposition side for “slop” information, sets it straight in HOA Recommended for youlast_img read more

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Honda and Acura cars add Amazon Key

first_img Now playing: Watch this: 2019 Nissan Maxima review: The ‘four-door sports car’ that isn’t More From Roadshow 2:08 Comment 2019 Acura NSX review: Hitting its stride 1:53 Amazon Key in-home delivery worked much better than I… Honda vehicles now come with Amazon Key Share your voice Enlarge ImageCertain 2018 and 2019 model year Hondas are now Amazon Key compatible. Honda The Amazon Key in-car delivery service is slowly but surely rolling out to more and more connected vehicles. Honda and Acura are the latest to join the fold, and on Tuesday announced that Amazon Key is available for HondaLink and AcuraLink subscribers.Amazon Key is included in the HondaLink Remote package, which costs $110 a year after a three-month trial. In addition to Amazon Key, this tier of HondaLink includes remote vehicle start, remote lock/unlock, a geofence alert, speed alert, stolen vehicle locator and more, all through a handy smartphone app. Amazon Key is also included in the more robust HondaLink Concierge package ($260 a year), which adds personal assistant services to the aforementioned list. Here’s how Amazon Key In-Car delivery works Now playing: Watch this:center_img All the Honda vehicles available with Amazon Key 12 Photos Car Industry 2020 Toyota Supra review: A solid sports car that’s rife with controversy 5 Photos 1 An Acura representative told Roadshow the 2019 RDX will be the first of the luxury carmaker’s vehicles to to get Amazon Key, and that “essentially everything new from here on out will be compatible.”So, how’s it work? If you’re an Amazon Prime member, just download the Amazon Key app, select the year, make and model of your vehicle, and then enter your HondaLink credentials. Once you’re set up, Honda’s Amazon Key integration works just like it does anywhere else.Select the “in-car” option when making a purchase, enter a delivery address, park your car within two blocks of said address and let Amazon do the rest. A delivery person can remotely unlock your vehicle, put the package in the car and lock it again. When the drop has been completed, you get a notification on your smartphone. Easy peasy.Of course, Amazon Key isn’t without its shortcomings. Third-party goods, heavy or large items and anything that requires a signature aren’t eligible. Amazon Key also isn’t available everywhere just yet, but if you live in a major metropolitan area, you’re probably covered.Read more: My three months with Amazon Key Tags Amazon Honda Acura Honda Acura Amazon Key isn’t available on every new Honda, unfortunately — just HondaLink-equipped Touring or Elite trim levels of these models:2018-2019 Accord2018-2019 Accord Hybrid2019 Insight2018-2019 Odyssey2019 Passport2019 Pilotlast_img read more

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French clothing brand Lacostes India licence on sale Report

first_imgFrench clothing and accessories brand Lacoste’s 23-year-old India manufacturing licence is on the block. Existing licence holder Amit Judge wants to exit and is in talks with Raymond and Arvind, the Mint reported, citing two sources privy to the development.The deal is likely to be valued at about Rs 150 to 180 crore.”There is a disconnect on the valuation and both Arvind and Raymond have shown little interest at this price,” said the daily, quoting one of the two sources. Judge got the licence in 1993 to manufacture and sell Lacoste apparel and accessories in India. His company, Sports and Leisure Apparel Ltd, has a unit in Noida, near Delhi where it makes apparel and accessories.In September last year, the Press Trust of India had reported that Lacoste had 48 stores in 18 Indian cities and was planning to open eight more by the end of the year. The company was eyeing air travellers by opening some of the new outlets at Hyderabad, Mumbai and Bangalore airports, the agency quoted Lacoste India Director & CEO Rajesh Jain as saying.Though the French company sells a range of products, clothing accounts for lion’s share.”Apparel contributes 89 per cent, 6 to 7 per cent is by footwear and 2 per cent by leather goods as bags and rest is constituted by wrist watches, belts,” Jain told PTI. For foreign companies in the retail space, joint ventures, licensing or franchising were the only options to enter India since foreign direct investment was banned until recently.The rules were relaxed in November 2015, when the Modi government opened up many sectors for foreign direct investment (FDI), including single retail brands such as Marks & Spencer, Adidas, Reebok, IKEA, Apple, Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) to sell online.last_img read more

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Youth held with fake currency notes

first_imgDetectives in a drive arrested a young man in possession of 1,088 fake currency notes amounting to TK 88,000 from a mango orchard in Sheikh Hasina Bridge area of Chapainawabganj sadar upazila on Friday afternoon.District detective branch of police sub-inspector Abdul Karim said on secret information, a team of DB conducted a drive in the area around 4:15pm and detained Anwar Hossain Hawlader, son of Shah Alam, hailing from Choto Lakshmipur village in Muladi upazila of Barisal district.Later, a case was filed in this connection.last_img read more

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One year of school ups kids IQ

first_imgA year of schooling leaves students with new knowledge, and it also equates with a small but noticeable increase to students’ IQ, a study has found.Scientists have long shown that years of education and intelligence are correlated but it has been unclear whether this is because education boosts intelligence or because individuals who start off with higher IQ scores are likely to stay in school for longer.”Our analyses provide the strongest evidence yet that education raises intelligence test scores,” said Stuart J Ritchie of the University of Edinburgh in the UK. Also Read – Add new books to your shelf”We looked at 42 datasets using several different research designs and found that, overall, adding an extra year of schooling in this way improved people’s IQ scores by between 1 and 5 points,” said Ritchie.The researchers looked at three particular types of quasi-experimental studies from a variety of sources, including published articles, books, preprint articles, working papers, dissertations, and theses.The first type of study includes data collected from individuals over time, including intelligence measurements obtained before and after individuals complete their education. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveThis allows researchers to adjust for participants’ prior intelligence level when examining the association between years of school and later intelligence.The second type of study takes advantage of “natural experiments” in the form of policy changes that result in individuals staying in school for different lengths of time.In one study, for example, researchers examined data from the 1960s when Norway gradually enacted a new policy that increased the basic education requirement by 2 years, testing whether IQ scores were higher for students who’d been given more compulsory schooling. In the third study type, researchers use school-admission age cutoffs to compare children who are similar in age but who have different levels of schooling due to their specific birth dates.To be included in the meta-analysis, each data set had to provide cognitive scores obtained from objective measurement with participants who were 6 or older and cognitively healthy. This yielded 42 data sets from 28 studies collected from a total of 615,812 individuals.In each of the three types of studies, researchers found that an additional year of education was associated with an increase in IQ that ranged from 1.197 IQ points to 5.229 IQ points.In combination, the studies indicated that an additional year of education correlated with an average increase of 3.394 IQ points.”The most surprising thing was how long-lasting the effects seemed to be, appearing even for people who completed intelligence tests in their 70s and 80s,” Ritchie said.”Something about that educational boost seemed to be beneficial right across the lifespan,” he said.The researchers note that each type of study has strengths and weaknesses, and the findings raise several new questions that future research will have to address.”A crucial next step will be to uncover the mechanisms of these educational effects on intelligence in order to inform educational policy and practice,” they said.last_img read more

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Puma teams with Playseat to get gamers rockin

first_imgDespite the explosion in popularity of e-sports, some still dispute the veracity of gaming being called a “sport”, but sportswear giant Puma doesn’t need any convincing. It has teamed up with gaming gear company Playseat to develop the Playseat | Puma game seat, which was unveiled at Gamescom last week.Charles Johnson, Global Director of Innovation at Puma believes, “we have to start seeing gamers as athletes, with requirements particular to their sport. As a sports company, we want to offer these athletes the products they need to perform at the very top.”Taking the form of an ergonomic rocking chair that makes use of breathable materials and features four knitted side-pockets for storing phones, games controllers and remote controls, we’re not sure the game seat will go all the way to achieving Johnson’s lofty athletic aspirations, but the ability to easily rock back and forward might help get some blood flowing and prevent numb bums in marathon gaming sessions.To prevent the chair sliding about when the action gets frenetic, the chair features rubber feet to provide grip in what the designers call “attack mode” (leaning forward), stability in “cruise mode” (reclining normally), and support in “defense mode” (leaning back).”Gaming is greater with full sitting control,” says Fernando Smit, President and Founder of Playseat. “That’s why we felt the need to change sitting of gamers from the traditional couch or even on the floor in front of their screens, so we created something truly unique.”The Playseat | Puma game seat certainly looks comfortable enough, and who doesn’t like a good rock every now and then, but as with any chair the proof is in the sitting. Those interested in taking a load off and getting their game on can try the seat out from November.Source: Playseatlast_img read more

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Why are you Fracking important to the cause

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2 Tibetan teens die after selfimmolating in China

first_img Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix Comments   Share   Sponsored Stories 4 sleep positions for men and what they mean 5 people who need to visit the Ultrastar Multi-tainment Center (Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Top Stories Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day BEIJING (AP) – Two Tibetan teenagers died after setting themselves on fire outside a monastery in southwest China in the latest such protests against Chinese rule, an overseas rights group said Tuesday.The incidents pushed the number of confirmed self-immolations to 51 since 2009, London-based Free Tibet said in a statement.The group said 18-year-old monk Lobsang Kalsang and 17-year-old former monk Damchoek set themselves on fire Monday outside Kirti Monastery in Sichuan province’s Aba county. They died later in the day after they were taken to a hospital by Chinese authorities, Free Tibet said. 5 treatments for adult scoliosis Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project Citing eyewitnesses, Free Radio Asia said the two teenagers shouted slogans condemning Chinese policies in Tibet.Police in Aba county said Tuesday that they had no information on the self-immolations, which are rarely reported by Chinese state media.Aba, home to the restive Tibetan Kirti Monastery, has witnessed at least 27 self-immolations, according to an earlier tally by the International Campaign for Tibet.Supporters say the self-immolators are protesting Beijing’s heavy-handed rule in Tibetan regions and calling for the return of the Dalai Lama. China has blamed the Tibetans’ exiled spiritual leader for inciting the immolations, but the Dalai Lama denies the claim.The spiritual leader has never publicly supported or denounced the acts.Lobsang Sangay, the political leader of Tibetan exiles, said earlier this month that the incidents were against the movement’s commitment to nonviolence but that it was his duty to highlight why the protesters were dying.He expressed his disappointment that the self-immolations by Tibetans have not received the same international attention as the similar suicide of a Tunisian man that sparked the Arab Spring.In Washington, State Department Spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said Monday that the United States had called on Beijing to “meet the legitimate grievances of the Tibetan people within China to protect their human rights, to protect their way of life, and to work on these issues through dialogue.”last_img read more

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AirAsia targets business travellers with launch of MyCorporate

first_imgAirAsia targets business travellers with launch of MyCorporateAirAsia has launched MyCorporate, a suite of products exclusively made with the business traveller in mind.MyCorporate consists of three bundle options, depending on the requirements of the traveller and the company budget – Fare Only, Corporate Lite and Corporate Full Flex.The Fare Only product is the air fare only, with all add-ons available for a fee.The Corporate Lite bundle includes air fare, a complimentary meal, standard seat assignment and dedicated check-in counter. Guests can also change their flight once up to 24 hours before departure with no flight change fee.The Corporate Full Flex bundle includes air fare, a complimentary meal, Hot Seat assignment, 20kg baggage allowance, dedicated check-in counter, XPress immigration, Xpress Baggage, Premium Red Lounge access, priority boarding, travel insurance and full flexibility with unlimited flight changes up to two hours before departure with no flight change fee.Corporate Full Flex guests will also be able to enjoy GoShow, an exclusive product allowing them to standby on an earlier flight on the same day, to the same destination, with no added fees or fare charges.Companies signed up to MyCorporate will have access to a convenient, easy-to-use online booking system and comprehensive reporting to keep track of corporate travelling expenses.AirAsia Group CEO Tan Sri Tony Fernandes said, “With our extensive network and frequency across the group, we have seen a rise in the number of those travelling for business on AirAsia. With the launch of MyCorporate, we believe we have a programme that serves the needs of both the traveller and the company to further capture our share of this important segment.”AirAsia Group Corporate Sales Head Barry Klipp said, “This is the next evolution for AirAsia corporate products. With MyCorporate, we are better able to offer the right product to our corporate client’s needs and budgets.  Whether they require just a seat with no add-ons, a Lite product with basic benefits or if they wish to take advantage of our fully loaded product designed to make business travel more convenient and flexible, including our latest offering GoShow.”Source = AirAsialast_img read more

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first_img FILE – In this July 31, 2016 file photo, Wyatt Cenac participates in the “People on Earth” panel during the Turner Networks TV Television Critics Association summer press tour in Beverly Hills, Calif. Cenac’s “Problem Areas” is a new entry into late-night television, and the former “Daily Show” contributor takes inspiration from John Oliver in his desire to inform along with being entertaining. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File) NEW YORK, N.Y. – Wyatt Cenac, the latest entrant in late-night television comedy with a series that debuts Friday on HBO, took inspiration from John Oliver in his desire to inform along with being entertaining.Cenac’s “Problem Areas” is described as a comedy “docu-series,” and resembles Oliver’s “Last Week Tonight” in how each episode has a central story approached with journalistic rigour, and quicker comedic bits. Oliver is an executive producer and the show’s backstage is populated with people who worked with him and also at their shared alma mater, “The Daily Show.”That’s where the similarities end. Cenac’s more laid-back style replaces Oliver’s hyperactivity. “Problem Areas” has no studio audience, and in each episode, Cenac travels somewhere different in the country to explore aspects of the main story. His entire 10-episode season concentrates on different facets of one story, in this case policing and how it affects different communities.The show will air Fridays at 11:30 p.m. Eastern and Pacific times.Oliver’s success “definitely gave me a lot of confidence that there could be an appetite for a show like mine,” Cenac said. “I looked at his show for inspiration in that way.”Podcasts like “Serial” also convinced Cenac that some people are interested in stories told in depth, spread over several episodes.With its creative graphics and a cool vibe, “Problem Areas” establishes right away that viewers have landed in a different spot than other late-night comedy shows.Cenac also makes that clear. He looks into the camera early in the opening episode and says that it’s probably the point at which he’s supposed to talk about Donald Trump and all the trouble everyone’s in. “But you already knew that,” he says.“It was less about thinking about making something original and more about thinking about building something for my skill set, and what I feel my strengths as a performer and storyteller are,” he said.Like many black men and women, Cenac has his own uncomfortable experiences being pulled over by the police. Besides looking into some well-known cases where police actions were questioned, the show also looks into how police officers are trained and interact with certain communities.“I come in with the curiosity of a concerned citizen,” Cenac said. “I live in this country, too. It’s not enough for me to simply demand better on social media, or go to a march when there’s a march and have a sign,” he said. “The one thing that I have, that I’ve been given, is a platform. And if I can use that platform to ask the questions that I’m generally asking in life, and I can find a way to do it that’s entertaining, I feel like it’s a win-win.”Cenac felt more comfortable doing away with a studio audience, figuring its central value to a show is telling a television audience when to laugh.“If I take that out of the equation, I can take the story directly to the viewer, and the audience can decide how to feel,” he said.In working hard to complete the episodes for his first season, Cenac said he hasn’t thought about how “Problem Areas” would continue in future seasons, whether it would again concentrate on one main story.He conceded he hadn’t looked carefully enough in his contract for what it says about continuing past one season — perhaps falling prey to a pitfall that has afflicted performers for ages.“That’s certainly something about the business,” he said. “You’re hungry enough and you say, sure, and the next thing you know, you’re starring in ‘Beverly Hills Cop 17.’” by David Bauder, The Associated Press Posted Apr 11, 2018 12:30 pm PDT Last Updated Apr 12, 2018 at 5:21 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emailcenter_img Cenac’s comedy series aims to inform as well as entertainlast_img read more

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