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2019-12-02

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Westbrook’s late basket lifts Thunder past Nets

first_imgGlobe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Westbrook made a go-ahead layup with 3.3 seconds left to help the Thunder rally from a 15-point second-half deficit and beat the Nets 109-108 on Tuesday night.“They sat in the paint all game long,” Westbrook said. “I was just trying a way to get to the basket.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe lead changed six times in the final 2:23. Brooklyn went ahead 108-107 on a driving layup by Spencer Dinwiddie with 7.8 seconds left, but Westbrook answered with his own. After three timeouts, Dinwiddie missed a 3-point attempt at the buzzer, with the Thunder’s Andre Roberson guarding him closely.Westbrook had 32 points and Paul George added 28 points and nine rebounds after being left off the NBA All-Star roster earlier in the day. Oklahoma City committed a season-low four turnovers while extending its winning streak to five games. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Westbrook scored eight points during a 12-0 run that cut the margin to 68-65, but 3-pointers by Harris and D’Angelo Russell helped the Nets rebuild their lead to 83-68 with 1:28 left in the quarter. They were up 85-74 going into the fourth.The Thunder’s five fourth-quarter 3-pointers — including two each by backups Raymond Felton and Patrick Patterson — quickly closed that gap. Westbrook’s 16-foot jumper with 6:13 left put Oklahoma City up 97-96 — its first lead since the second quarter.ALL-STAR SNUBWestbrook, normally curt and brief with media after games, passionately defended George, saying it was “unbelievable” and “outrageous” that George didn’t join him as an All-Star reserve. George entered the game averaging 20.8 points per game and ranked second in the NBA with 2.16 steals per game.George was gracious when discussing the situation, saying it’s much tougher to make an All-Star team in the loaded Western Conference than it was in the Eastern Conference, when he was with the Indiana Pacers.“I wasn’t an All-Star to the voters or whoever that made the list,” George said. “Everybody that thought the same wasn’t an All-Star, apparently. Life goes on.”TIP-INSNets: Brooklyn has had 22 games decided by six points or fewer, the highest total in the NBA. … Dinwiddie, who hit a floater from 14 feet with 0.9 seconds left to give the Nets a 101-100 win at Detroit on Sunday, has made six baskets to tie or take the lead in the final minute of the fourth quarter or overtime this season, tied for the NBA lead.Thunder: Anthony scored 10 points and now is 30 away from becoming the 21st player to reach 25,000 career points.NEXT UPNets: Continue their five-game trip at Milwaukee on Friday night.Thunder: Host Washington — and former Thunder coach Scott Brooks — on Thursday night. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers01:08Huge Toronto crowd celebrates Raptors’ historic win01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Read Next NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook pumps his fist as the Thunder defeat the Brooklyn Nets 109-108 in an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)OKLAHOMA CITY — Russell Westbrook had one goal on the Thunder’s final possession: make it to the rim.The Brooklyn Nets left him just enough space, and the reigning MVP put Oklahoma City over the top once again.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Warriors, Wolves, Wizards each get 2 NBA All-Star reserves “I really thought this was one of the best wins we’ve had all year,” Oklahoma City coach Billy Donovan said, noting that Brooklyn made 16 3-pointers to seven for the Thunder. “From a statistical standpoint, you don’t normally win a game like that.”Joe Harris led the Nets with 19 points while Dinwiddie and DeMarre Carroll had 13 each. The Nets ended a two-game winning streak, matching their longest of the season.“We can talk about the last plays, but I do think we gave up 35 points in the fourth quarter and made a ton of mistakes,” Brooklyn coach Kenny Atkinson said. “I loved our competitive spirit all game, how we defended, but I thought in the fourth quarter we made some fundamental mistakes.”Oklahoma City rallied with stellar 3-point shooting in the fourth quarter, going 5 of 8 after making only 2 of 17 attempts from behind the arc.Brooklyn went 10 of 18 from 3-point range in the first half and outscored the Thunder 21-10 over the final seven minutes of the half to lead 59-47 at the break. The Nets led 68-53 after two free throws by Rondae Hollis-Jefferson with 8:20 left in the third quarter.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

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2019-11-29

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Kemba Walker carries Hornets past Wizards in NBA playoff push

first_imgWashington Wizards guard Bradley Beal (3) goes to the basket against Charlotte Hornets guard Kemba Walker, center, center Bismack Biyombo (8) and forward Nicolas Batum (5) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, March 15, 2019, in Washington. The Hornets won 116-110. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)WASHINGTON— The Charlotte Hornets turned some well-timed rest into a much-needed win.Kemba Walker scored 28 points and the Hornets beat the Washington Wizards 116-110 on Friday night in a matchup of teams chasing the final Eastern Conference playoff berth.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Hornets second-year swingman Dwayne Bacon, who came in averaging 4.9 points, scored 13 points for his second straight game. Bacon played 29 minutes, shooting 5 of 8.“He’s really confident right now. Probably the most confident I’ve ever seen him,” Borrego said. “He continues to get to the rim, make plays in the paint, draw fouls and he’s competing on the defensive end.”TIP-INSHornets: Won the season series, 3-1. … Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (left knee strain) retuned after missing two games. … C Cody Zeller (left knee soreness) missed his second straight game.Wizards: It was Beal’s fourth 40-point game of the season. … Fell to 2-11 in the first game of back-to-backs. . G Tomas Satoransky did not return after halftime and was being evaluated for a concussion. … F Sam Dekker (lower back soreness) returned after missing one game. … It was Parker’s sixth double-double of the season.UP NEXTHornets: Visit the Miami Heat on Sunday.Wizards: Host the Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday. Walker, coming off a 40-point effort against Houston, shot 11 for 30.Bradley Beal, who had 15 points in a loss at Charlotte last Friday, had 23 by halftime Friday night and finished with 40 points on 15-of-29 shooting.Jabari Parker had 17 points and 11 rebounds for Washington. Jeff Green scored 20 points.Charlotte put six players in double figures and its bench outscored the Wizards reserves 57-33.The Hornets scored 27 points off 17 Washington turnovers.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES The Hornets came out after three days without a game and scored 40 points in the first quarter.“We worked on a few things and I think you saw it carry over to tonight,” Hornets coach James Borrego said. “I think it was more of a refresher for our bodies, our minds. Got our spirits right and I thought we came out and competed tonight.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesJeremy Lamb added 18 points and eight rebounds, and Nicolas Batum and Tony Parker had 16 points apiece for Charlotte, which defeated Washington for the second time in eight days.“Just loved the way we came out and competed from the very beginning of the game,” Walker said. “We established ourselves really early on both ends of the floor. That was a big win. We showed some resiliency (and) showed how much we cared about our season.” MOST READ PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal on collision course in semis at Indian Wells View commentscenter_img Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy Urgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem “We had a chance to save this. Maybe not our night,” Wizards coach Scott Brooks said. “We fought back and made it interesting. We came up a couple of stops short.”Charlotte led by 21 early in the third quarter and was ahead 95-78 to start the fourth, but Jabari Parker’s floater cut the Hornets’ lead to 107-97 with 5:26 remaining.Washington got within six before Batum and Lamb hit 3-pointers.The Wizards rallied again and Green’s two free throws made it 113-108 with 1:56 to play, but Lamb answered with a three-point play.The Hornets led 25-20 when Frank Kaminsky’s 3-pointer started a 15-6 run to the end of the first quarter.“They came out just trying to punch us in the mouth, right then and there as soon as the tip started,” Washington’s Thomas Bryant said.Tony Parker scored the first five points of the second quarter and the Hornets led by as many as 21.Beal hit back-to-back 3-pointers and the Wizards cut it to five before trailing by 13 at halftime.“I’m tired of seeing Washington and Beal so good luck to the rest of the NBA,” Borrego said. “Good luck trying to figure him out.”SIZZLING P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbedlast_img read more

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2019-11-27

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Samsung Galaxy S7, S7 Edge to launch in India on March 8

first_imgFirst shown at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge will reach India on March 8. With the launch of the new flagship phones, Samsung continues its tradition of bringing its new phones to India around the same time when it launches them globally.It is expected that from March 8 consumers will be able to preorder the phones. The actually availability of the Galaxy S7 and the S7 Edge in India is likely to be after March 11. Also, for now there is no hint of specific India prices for these phones but expect them to be above Rs 50,000.The Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge, while similar to their predecessors in design, come with nifty changes inside. The S7 sports a 5.1-inch superAMOLED display with a resolution of 2560 X 1440 pixels. The S7 Edge comes with a bigger 5.5-inch screen.Samsung at the MWC talked about the phone’s ability to provide better battery life, which it attributed to its home-grown Exynos 8890 processor. The S7 has a 3000 mAh battery while the S7 Edge comes with a 3600 mAh battery.According to Samsung, the Galaxy S7 is 30 per cent more powerful than the S6. The new phones come with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage.Both the phones sport 12-megapixel cameras with bigger pixels and optical image stabilisation. At the MWC event, Samsung claimed that these phones produce better images than what the iPhone 6S Plus can manage. The camera seems really good in the Galaxy S7 and the S7 Edge, at least that is how it looks like from the photos that we clicked with the phone at the MWC.advertisementSamsung had earlier announced that it will be spending around Rs 100 crore for the promotion of both the latest flagship phones.You may also like to read:Samsung Galaxy S7 quick review: Looks like Galaxy S6 but big changes insideSamsung Galaxy S7, S7 Edge: Top features, specifications, price and everything you need to knowlast_img read more

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2019-11-26

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Batting wrong way in cricket is right way to go: study

first_imgLondon, Mar 25 (PTI) Batsmen who bat the “wrong way” by adopting a reversed stance which means dominantly right-handed people batting left-handed and vice versa are more likely to succeed at the top level, according to scientists.Batters who place their dominant hand at the top of the handle and their weaker hand at the bottom have a stunning advantage, says new research published in the scientific journal Sports Medicine that overturns what generations of cricket coaching manuals have advocated.Youngsters are traditionally taught from school age to place their dominant hand at the bottom of the handle with their weaker hand at the top. But the new study found batters who hold their bats the other way round have a far better chance of reaching first class and international standards.It suggests right-handers generate more power if they bat in the stance usually taught to left-handers and vice versa for left-handed players.”We found that cricket batsmen who adopted a reversed stance had a stunning advantage, with professional batsmen 7.1 times more likely to adopt a reversed stance than inexperienced batsmen, independent of whether they batted right or left handed or the position of their dominant eye,” said the study authored by David L Mann, Oliver R Runswick and Peter M Allen.Great left-hand batsmen like Brian Lara, Clive Lloyd, David Gower, Adam Gilchrist, Alistair Cook, Michael Hussey, Kumar Sangakkara and Matthew Hayden are actually right-hand dominant. They all therefore used a reversed stance.Moreover, a reversed-stance advantage should also be evident for those who are left-hand dominant yet bat right handed and in support the study gives the examples of modern- day greats such as Michael Clarke and Inzamam-ul-Haq who batted right handed yet bowled with their left.advertisementEven Indian legend Sachin Tendulkar, widely-considered as one of the best batsmen of the modern era, batted and bowled right-handed but is known to write with his left hand.Professor Allen, from Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge, who led the study of 136 cricketers with a wide range of abilities, said, “The conventional way of holding a cricket bat, with the dominant hand on the bottom of the handle, has remained basically unchanged since the invention of the game and is modelled on the stance used for other bi-manual hitting tasks.”For instance, the first MCC coaching manual instructs batters to pick up a bat in the same manner they would pick up an axe. While that might be beneficial for beginners, switching to a reversed stance gives elite players a technical and visual benefit,” he said.Dr Mann, a scientist in human movement at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam University, said: “The top hand is typically responsible for controlling and guiding the path of the bat to hit the ball so it appears to be an advantage for the dominant hand to perform this role.” PTI ASK AKJ ASKlast_img read more

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2019-11-26

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Aus PM asks China to refrain from coercive behaviour in SCS

first_imgFrom Natasha ChakuMelbourne, Jul 15 (PTI) Australian Prime MinisterMalcolm Turnbull has asked China to refrain from “coercive behaviour” following an international tribunal ruling that struck down Beijings claims over the strategic South China Sea.”As I have said many times, every nation in our region has benefited enormously from the many, many decades of relative peace and tranquillity in this region. It is vital that that is maintained,” he said.Turnbull yesterday asked China to”refrain from coercive behaviour and any unilateral actions designed to change the status quo in the disputed areas.”He asked all parties and claimants to respect the decision made in accordance with international law, saying “there is so much at risk in the event of conflict, in the event of heightened tensions, so this is an important decision.”Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said, “Australia has consistently said that we take no position on the competing claims. On the issue of sovereignty of course this decision did not relate to sovereignty, its about maritime rights.””We do however have a deep interest in the peace and stability of the South China Sea and it is an important trade route for Australia,” she said.”It is also a very important maritime route globally and so we urge all claimants – because there are a number of competing and overlapping claims in relation to the South China Sea – to resolve their differences peacefully, to negotiate and in the case of the Philippines arbitration, for both parties, China and the Philippines, to respect the outcome of that decision,” Bishop said.advertisementShe said Australia is likely to discuss the matterat the East Asia Summit and the ASEAN Regional Forum this month.”I intend to attend that meeting or that series of meetings where this discussion will take place. In the meantime we urge all parties to de-escalate tensions, not take any action that would provoke or increase tensions,” she said. PTI NC ZHlast_img read more

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2019-11-25

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Perotti: Nainggolan is not human

first_imgRoma ‘He’s not human!’ – Perotti calls for scientific tests on Nainggolan Goal Last updated 1 year ago 15:25 11/19/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Nainggolan Roma Lazio Getty Images Roma Roma v Lazio Lazio Serie A The Roma midfielder made a miracles recovery and his team-mate wants some tests run to see if he’s really human Radja Nainggolan’s miraculous recovery from a groin injury had his manager and team-mates impressed, with the midfielder scoring in a 2-1 win over Lazio on Saturday. Nainggolan’s injury caused him to pull out of the Belgium squad earlier in the week, but he recovered in time to help his side take a win in the derby to move within five points of league leaders Napoli. Sampdoria 5/1 to beat Juventus Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player “Nainggolan really did have a groin strain eight days ago, so he showed an incredible ability to push through pain,” Roma boss Eusebio Di Francesco said after they match. “They call him Ninja, but he’s more like a superhero!”Diego Perotti, who scored the other goal for Roma in the win, was also impressed, and would like to see some tests run just to figure out what exactly Nainggolan is made of. “I don’t know what Radja’s body is made of, but every time he gets injured, he just recovers so quickly,” the 29-year-old told Sky Sport Italia. “I think we need to have some scientific tests, because in my view he’s not human!”If the tests come back and say that the Belgian is a lion, it will all be much easier to explain. Roma will be back in action on Wednesday when the club face a Champions League showdown against Atletico Madrid.last_img read more

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2019-11-16

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Record FFA Trading Week at Cleartrade Exchange

first_imgzoom Cleartrade Exchange (CLTX), the Singapore regulated futures exchange for commodity derivatives, has recorded its largest weekly trading volume in Dry Bulk Freight Forward Agreements (FFAs), with a total of 18,670 lots recorded, the equivalent of approximately 50% market share. “Conditions in the dry bulk freight market have been generally depressed so far in 2015. Whilst the market has remained volatile, record low freight rates have created an overall reduction in FFA activity, with volumes almost 10% down on 2014. It is against this backdrop that I am very happy to report CLTX’s largest ever weekly volume for FFAs,” said Richard Heath, Head of Product, CLTX.Erlend Engelstad, Market Development Director, Freight and Energy, CLTX, said that rise in volumes shows that the exchange’s initiatives to grow market share in the freight sector are starting to generate success.“Last week’s increased market volumes were due to a price rally on several forward periods. The general forecast for the rest of 2015 is that rates will remain low however, we are optimistic that if rates do improve, the second half of 2015 will see many more weeks with better FFA volumes,” he went on to say.last_img read more

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2019-10-24

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Senior UN envoy in Somalia welcomes plan to hold key meetings on

13 August 2008The top United Nations envoy to Somalia said today he was encouraged that two key committees set up as a part of a June accord aiming to bring peace to the war-torn country are set to convene this weekend. Ahmedou Ould-Abdallah, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative, said in a press release that the Joint Security Committee and the High Level Committee will meet in neighbouring Djibouti for three days starting this Saturday.Under the Djibouti Agreement, reached by the Transitional Federal Government (TFG) and the opposition Alliance for the Re-Liberation of Somalia (ARS) on 9 June, the Joint Security Committee is tasked with implementing security arrangements while the High Level Committee deals with political cooperation, justice and reconciliation.The TFG and the ARS agreed to end their conflict under the deal, which is trying to resolve the long-standing issues that have left Somalia without a functioning national government since 1991.Mr. Ould-Abdallah said the two sides will have delegations participating in both committee meetings, while many representatives of the international community will also attend. Somali Prime Minister Nur Hassan Hussein and opposition leaders Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed and Sharif Hassan Sheikh Adan are among those slated to participate.The Special Representative called on the Somali Parliament to suspend its work on certain issues over the next week so that some of its members can attend the committee meetings in Djibouti.“I would like the parliamentarians to show their full support for the peace process and for the plight of the Somali population,” he said. read more

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2019-10-12

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Dollarama may be forced to raise some prices due to Canadian retaliatory

MONTREAL — Dollarama Inc. may be forced to raise prices on food and other goods imported from the U.S. because of Canada’s plans to impose tariffs in retaliation for American duties on aluminum and steel, the company’s CEO said Thursday.Neil Rossy said he’s not worried about the discount retailer losing its competitive edge because other Canadian retailers will face the same pressures.“It won’t be fun for any retailer in the country and I guess the saving grace is that it will affect all retailers in Canada the same way,” he told shareholders at the company’s annual meeting.“That being said the customer may suffer if the changes are extreme but they will suffer across all retailers because retailers can only do so much.”Rossy later told reporters that it’s a complex task to assess the potential impact on hundreds of items, especially if consumer goods can’t be sourced from other countries.“So if I’m buying plastic-moulded items I have options all around the world for them. If I’m buying a Mars bar or a Hershey bar made in Pennsylvania I don’t really have too many options.”Dollarama can’t rule out raising prices but wouldn’t do so on items that aren’t directly hit by higher costs in order to remain competitive, Rossy said. It also has no plans to increase its maximum price of food items beyond $2 or add a higher category of prices beyond $4.The retailer said it has also tried to absorb the cost from a rise in minimum wages and would welcome the Ontario Progressive Conservative party’s promise not to increase the level to $15 in January should it be elected Thursday.“I think it’s good for everyone. You never like to have inflation,” said chief financial officer Michael Ross.Dollarama announced Thursday that it plans to test its e-commerce strategy to sell full boxes of select items to consumers in Quebec by Christmas before rolling out the program across the country.The company said there’s a healthy appetite for its retail model in Latin America. But it wouldn’t indicate if it plans to exercise an option in 2020 to buy a majority stake in Dollar City, which operates more than 100 smaller stores in several Central American countries.Dollarama shares fell 6.4 per cent in Thursday trading after the discount retailer missed analyst expectations as cool spring weather hurt sales of seasonal goods that are a key driver of revenues in AprilIts shares lost $10.07 at $146.41 in afternoon trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange.Dollarama earned $101.6 million or 92 cents per diluted share in the first quarter. That compared with $94.7 million or 82 cents per share in last year’s fiscal first quarter.Sales for the 13 weeks ended April 29 were $756.1 million, up 7.3 per cent from $704.9 million in the comparable period a year earlier.The company’s adjusted earnings also came in at 92 cents per share, just short of the 93 cents per share it was expected to earn on $776.6 million of revenues, according to analysts polled by Thomson Reuters Eikon.Comparable store sales grew 2.6 per cent from last year, while the number of stores grew by 62 locations to 1,170. Excluding the impact on seasonal goods such as gardening items, same-store sales were within its forecast of four to five per cent.Many retailers would be happy with those numbers but investors have become accustomed to higher comparable sales from Dollarama that have ranged from 5.2 to 7.3 per cent over the past three years.Analyst Irene Nattel of RBC Capital Markets said the results are best viewed as a blip on Dollarama’s consistent trajectory of 15 to 20 per cent earnings per share increases.“We remain confident in Dollarama’s ability to continue to deliver EPS compounded growth approaching 20 per cent over our forecast horizon,” she wrote in a report.Shareholders on Thursday approved a three-for-one stock split effective June 19, designed to make the company’s shares more accessible to retail investors.The annual meeting saw Dollarama founder Larry Rossy step down as executive chairman, although he is expected to remain a mentor and continue showing up at the company’s headquarters, said his son Neil who is chief executive. read more

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2019-10-07

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UN expert concerned USPeru free trade accord could deprive poor of medicine

“I am concerned that the US-Peru free trade negotiations could lead to higher protection of patents than is currently required under the rules of the World Trade Organization (WTO),” the Special Rapporteur on the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health, Paul Hunt, said.”Higher protection of patents could restrict Governments from taking action to protect the right to health in the future,” he added in a statement, calling for an express safeguard in any FTA recognizing the right and duty of countries to protect human life and health.”A year ago, I indicated my deep concern that the US-Peru trade agreement would water down internationally agreed health standards, leading to higher prices for essential drugs that millions of Peruvians would find unaffordable. I continue being concerned today as negotiations on key issues draw to a close.”Mr. Hunt warned the Peruvian Government of the effects of the FTA on the right to health, in particular through introduction of patent protection stronger than required under WTO rules, and said it should ensure that it can introduce complementary measures to protect the poor from bearing the costs of the FTA.Over 50 per cent of Peruvians live in poverty, while almost 25 per cent live in extreme poverty, and Mr. Hunt noted that a Peruvian Health Ministry study on the potential effects of the FTA on access to medicines showed that between 700,000 to 900,000 people would be excluded without a ministry budget increase or a rise in household income for the poor.The first year of the FTA would require additional increase in spending of $34.4 million, of which $29 million would fall on families and the rest on the ministry. He said the Government should ensure that it can introduce complementary measures to protect the poor from bearing the costs of the FTA.The UN World Health Organization (WHO) recently noted that while patents are not the only barriers to access to life-saving medicines, they can play a significant, or even dominant, role since they grant the patent holder a monopoly on a medicine for a number of years.”Any standards introduced under the FTA on intellectual property protection – and patents more specifically – should include an express safeguard recognizing the right and duty of countries to protect human life and health,” Mr. Hunt said.The right of countries to adopt measures to protect public health and nutrition is enshrined in the WTO’s Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS). read more

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2019-10-06

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High marks for Brock on research funding national report

Brock University scored third place out of 18 universities in its category for corporate research income growth according to a national company that tracks the country’s research and development performance.Funding from industry partners for research at Brock jumped 69.1 per cent from 2013 to 2017, says Research Infosource’s latest report, released Thursday, Oct. 25.This funding totalled nearly $2.9 million over the five-year period, placing Brock 13th in the undergraduate tier. Industry income made up four per cent of Brock’s total research income, according to the Canada’s Top 50 Research Universities 2018 report.Although Brock has had graduate programming for more than a decade and offers nearly 50 master’s and doctoral degrees, the ranking agency places Brock and other comprehensive universities in its ‘undergraduate’ category, which Research Infosource describes as “universities with mainly undergraduate programs.”Brock also scored highly in the not-for-profit research income categories, which refers to funding in the form of research contracts and grants from not-for-profit organizations and foundations.The University’s not-for-profit research income was valued at $6.4 million for this five-year period, ranking seventh in the undergraduate category in terms of overall amount and growth. This comprised 8.8 per cent of Brock’s total research income between 2013-2017, says the report.“The fact that Brock’s corporate and not-for-profit income have both expanded rapidly is a sign of growing engagement with the community and excellent evidence of research impact,” says Ron Freedman, CEO of Research Infosource.Brock Interim Associate Vice-President, Research Michelle McGinn says forming partnerships with a wide array of community partners is key to Brock’s research success.“Research exists to make a difference,” she says. “The support of industries, non-profit organizations and other partners is vital to ensuring that innovations and insights will improve the lives of people dealing with real-life situations.”Research Infosource Inc. tracks post-secondary institutions’ research performance in a wide variety of areas.Brock’s total research income for fiscal 2017 is listed as being $14.2 million, placing the University 10th in the undergraduate category and 39th out of Canada’s Top 50 Research Universities in Canada. read more

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2019-10-02

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Atlas Copco makes major investment in rock drilling tools capacity expansion

first_imgAtlas Copco has decided to invest about SEK450 million to expand production capacity of rock drilling tools in Fagersta, Sweden, to meet the demand from the mining and construction industries. The investment in modern machine technology will increase the capacity and create around 70 job opportunities locally over the coming two to three years. Björn Rosengren, Business Area President Atlas Copco Construction and Mining Technique says “the new advanced equipment will increase output and reduce lead times significantly.” Work on the investment will start immediately and the effects are expected to be realised gradually in 2012 with full effect from 2013. Atlas Copco’s plant in Fagersta, Sweden, manufactures rock drilling tools to supply complete drill strings for the global mining and construction markets.last_img read more

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2019-09-24

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Terex MPS introduces new portable impactor screen and cone plants

first_imgTerex® Minerals Processing Systems has announced the launch of the new CRH1313R portable impactor and screen plant. The CRH1313R delivers high throughput production and has the versatility to handle rock crushing. The highly mobile plant is a complete stand-alone closed-circuit unit with three product capability. The Terex Cedarapids CRC1150 portable cone plant is also a new addition to the range.The plant features a high production Cedarapids IP1313 impactor with a 3 or 4 bar, 1,270 mm rotor powered by a Tier 4, 335 kW diesel engine, direct drive to crusher, and 150 kW generator. Uptime is maximised with a heavy-duty undercrusher pan feeder that protects the conveyor belt from damage by absorbing the high velocity discharge from the crusher. More capacity is possible because of the 1,515 x 4,875 mm patent-pending dual-slope 2-deck screen which handles heavier loads. In addition, the capability to return both screen deck products to the crusher maximises production. A rugged 1,220 x 4,875 mm high-stroke Cedarapids “Advantage” feeder with 1,525 mm grizzly bar or optional stepped tine style grizzly section feeds the impactor. “The new CRH1313R portable impactor/screen plant is simple to operate, quick to set up, and easy to transport.”The highly mobile CRC1150 portable cone plant features the new TC1150 cone crusher that utilises high efficiency roller bearings “and boasts several notable advancements that enhance performance and functionality. New key features include automated cone controls and larger closed side settings.” The crusher is powered by a 300 hp motor and drive, all mounted on a rubber isolated frame. The plant includes an oversize cone feed hopper extension with overflow chute, “straight-line” undercrusher conveyor, metal detector, and service platforms. Easy maintenance features include conveniently located grease banks and a ground access cone lubrication module.last_img read more

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2019-09-24

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Goldhofer Trail King – moving the world together

first_imgTogether, Goldhofer and Trail King will provide the most comprehensive line of customized hauling solutions and services for every customer as Goldhofer and Trail King Industries, two of the most respected brands in the heavy haul industry, team up to promote and support each other’s products both in the US and around the world.Founded in 1705, Goldhofer has grown to a global company as a manufacturer and distributor of semitrailers and dual lane transporter for on-road special transports, off-road modular trailers and self-propelled units for extremely heavy loads. Trail King Industries has been positioned as the leading North American trailer manufacturer of open deck and materials hauling trailers serving a wide variety of markets for over 40 years.The companies say they “will provide an unmatched level of engineering excellence, manufacturing quality and outstanding customer service unlike anything currently available in the US or around the world. Customers will benefit from an expanded portfolio while continuing to rely on the long term relationships they’ve trusted year after year.“Our experience and innovation have earned us an international reputation for time- and cost-effective solutions in the challenging field of multi-modal transportation. We believe Trail King holds that same reputation in the US and Canada,” says Goldhofer’s General Manager (Transport Technology) and Head of Sales, Rainer Auerbacher. “We are excited to add Trail King’s suite of products to our world-wide customer offering. This alliance puts us in the right position to maintain our standing as quality leaders to meet the various demands of customers in our international markets.”“We are excited to bring our Trail King brand to international customers by teaming up with Goldhofer,” says Trail King’s President, Joe Kolb. “Goldhofer shares the same value system that Trail King has built upon – a reputation for quality, reliability, and performance. We’re thrilled to now offer our US and Canadian customers a complete range of products for all of their heavy haul needs from the best manufacturers in the world.”last_img read more

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2019-09-24

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Heinvetter hits on teammates

← Previous Story 19th EUROFEST in Slovenia – The best handball holidays at the Sea Next Story → Bundesliga derby: Kiel won satisfaction, HSV champions title After the two friendly games against Norway, in which Germany played without many standard players, the goalkeeper Silvio Heinevetter criticized his team mates, saying it’s a “shame that there were so many absences, everyone should question themself if they give the maximum for the national team”.The Fuchse Berlin goalkeeper noted that if the team were complete, it’d give Brandt more chances to try different formations and actions. To note, the games against Norway were missed by Pascal Hens, Sebastien Preuss, Christian Sprenger, Uwe Gensheimer, Holger Glandorf and Michael Krauss, some from personal reasons, some because of injuries.Germany needs three points from the last two remaining games for the European Championship in Serbia 2012, and the matches are to be played in June, first on 8th against Austria, and then four days later against Latvia. read more

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2019-09-22

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SELECTMEN NEWS Board To Interview 2 Finalists For Finance DirectorTown Accountant On

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — At Monday night’s Board of Selectmen Meeting, Town Manager Jeff Hull provided an update on the town’s search for its next Finance Director/Town Accountant.The search has faced some challenges as one of the two original finalists withdrew her name. The screening committee then decided to re-advertise the position to seek additional applicants.“It’s a real struggle in Massachusetts to get individuals who are qualified in municipal finance positions,” began Hull. “The fact that we had only 11 applicants during the first go around and 9 applicants the second time, many having no experience, just goes to show you the challenge we face in replacing some of these key positions.”The screening committee — which consist of the soon-to-be-retiring Town Account Mike Morris, Town Manager Jeff Hull, Assistant Town Manager Kerry Colburn-Dion, and Selectman Jonathan Eaton — identified two finalists.The two finalists are Jennifer Finnegan — who currently serves as the Town Treasurer/Collector for the Town of Tyngsboro — and Bryan Perry — who currently serves as the City Auditor for Lowell.Selectmen will interview both candidates on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, beginning at 6:15pm, in Town Hall’s Room 9. The interviews are open to the public. The interviews will be telecast live by Wilmington Community Television on Channel 9 on Comcast and Channel 37 on Verizon.  The meeting will also be streamed on WCTV’s website HERE.Selectmen will then hold a special meeting on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 7pm at Town Hall to make the appointment.“Mike Morris’s last day is July 12. He has agreed to provide some assistsance on a limited basis thereafter,” said Hull. “Clearly, we want to have someone on board as soon as possible. Being able to speak with him and have his help during the transition is going to be key. The applicant is likely going to have to give 3-4 weeks notice to their employer.”“It’s imperative that we move as quickly as we can add,” added Selectman Jonathan Eaton. “The two finalists we have are both very capable of the position.”Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSELECTMEN NEWS: Finalists For Town’s New Finance Director Position Revealed; Public Interviews ScheduledIn “Government”SELECTMEN NEWS: New Finance Director & Town Accountant AppointedIn “Government”SELECTMEN NEWS: Finance Director Appointment, Olin, Indoor Recreational Facility Committee To Be Discussed Tuesday NightIn “Government”last_img read more

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2019-09-11

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Haines Mining and Water Forum draws dozens critics question objectivity

first_imgLiz Cornejo, Vice President of Community and External Affairs for Canadian company Constantine Metal Resources Limited, explains the Palmer Project at a public forum focused on mining and water on Wednesday, April 18, 2018. (Photo by Daysha Eaton, KHNS – Haines)The Palmer Project, a potential hard-rock underground mine was the focus of a forum on water and mining attended by dozens of residents at the Alaska Native Brotherhood Hall in Haines on Wednesday.Listen nowThey were there largely because they hoped to learn more about a how the project, still in the exploration phase, might affect water and salmon in the Chilkat and Klehini rivers, if it is developed.But not all stakeholders believe the forum has the community’s best interest in mind.The ANB Hall was packed with people eager to learn more about how the nearby mineral exploration could impact water and salmon.“Why do we as a company do water quality sampling?” Liz Cornejo, Vice President of Community and External Affairs for Canadian company Constantine Metal Resources Limited, said. “One, we have to do it for assisting the permitting process and compliance to ensure that we are maintaining water quality for everyone.”Cornejo is also co-chair of the recently formed Chilkat Valley Mining Forum Committee, the group that organized the event.“The Palmer project is still in the exploration stage,” Cornejo said. “We are getting more advanced and we are doing more in-depth studies. And, we are hopefully in the next few years, working towards feasibility. And that information will help answer that question of: is it going to be a mine?”The prospect was discovered in 1969 by local prospector Merrill Palmer, its namesake.Constantine is leasing the claim and partnering with a Japanese company called, Dowa, which is supplying 49 percent of the exploration funds. That partnership has been going on for several years.Exploration shows the sites, located on steep mountainsides above a glacially fed river, are rich in copper, zinc, barite, gold and silver.The economy of the region is largely reliant on fishing and tourism and many are concerned that a large mine could interfere with the existing economies.Meredith Pochardt, Executive Director of Takshanuk Watershed Council, helped organize the event and was one guest at the forum. She talked about copper’s effect on fish if too much gets into the water from mining.“Fish are much more sensitive than humans are to copper,” Pochardt said. “And it impacts a lot of their homing migration, their predator avoidance and their ability to navigate and find food.”Allan Nakanishi with DEC talked about the value of public comment in the permitting process.“When we go out to public notice on a permit, the local community may have fairly in-depth knowledge that wasn’t apparent or available on the application,” Nakanishi said.Besides the mining company, Takshanuk and the DEC, the forum also included a representative from the Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska, who talked about their water testing programs.Two local stakeholder groups decided not to participate in the forum. One was the Chilkat Indian Village of Klukwan.“We are a community that literally relies on the return of the salmon,” Tribal President Kimberly Strong said. “All five species run through the Chilkat River. That’s why our people, the Tlingits, survived and thrived over the past thousand or more years in this valley.”Strong says her community had participated in a forum held last fall, but decided against it this time around.“There was concern that if it is being chaired by the mining industry, we wanted our name off to make it clear that we were not part of the group at this point,” Strong said.Elsa Sebastian, Executive Director of Lynn Canal Conservation, says her group also decided not to participate. She says the group was undermined by the fact that “two of the voting members on the forum hold a direct interest in the mine and one of these members represents a Canadian company that is in Haines solely for their financial interest in the mine.”Those two members are the co-chair, Liz Cornejo, who works for Constantine—and a member of the Palmer family.Donald “J.R.” Churchill, a commercial fisherman who recently organized the Haines Fishermen’s Alliance to advocate for salmon and its habitat also stopped working with the forum.“The original intent was a good one. As things moved on, it was decidedly weighted to the mining side of that,” Churchill said. “I get why they pulled out. They didn’t want to be attached to a group that was decidedly pro-mine.”Cornejo with Constantine says co-chairing the 10-member group that organized the forum is a lot of work. But she would be happy to step aside if someone thinks her interest in the mining company is problematic and if someone else is elected to the position by other members of the group.“The Chair does not really have a larger say in anything, it is still one voice in the 10-group committee,” Cornejo said. “We just do a lot of the administrative work in the background to help facilitate the committee work.”But for now, Cornejo says they would like feedback about the most recent forum so they can plan future events.last_img read more

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2019-09-09

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Truck rams into toll booth

first_imgToopran: A goods carrier wreak havoc at Allapur toll gate near here on midnight of Monday. The truck rammed into the toll booth. No staff was injured as they ran out of the booth in time. Sub Inspector Subhash reached the spot and tool the stock of the situation. It became difficult to remove the truck to ease the traffic due to construction work which has been going on for several months. Also Read – Warrant issued against Renuka Chowdhury in cheating case Advertise With Us Babu, a passenger stuck in the traffic expressed anger over the negligence of National Highway Authority officials for delaying the road extension works. Passengers and travellers demanded authorities to take appropriate action to avoid such incidents. It may be mentioned here that The Hans India had already published about the dangers due to the road extension works and narrowing of road at the toll gate.last_img read more

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2019-09-06

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Video Fruit Ninjas IRL

first_imgFruit Ninja isn’t just a popular iOS app any more, these guys gave it a shot in real life. If you aren’t familiar with the game, you basically use swipe movements to cut assorted pieces of fruit in half as quickly as possible while avoiding bombs.In the videos by The Misunderstoods a pair of guys without shirts (why?), picked up a pair of knives, and started chopping flying fruit to bits. This basically sums it up:This looks somewhat amusing, but talk about a mess. Oh yeah, and this can’t be safe. Not only are you wildly swinging knives around while walking all over fruit salad, but just wait until your buddies start tossing pineapples and melons at you. That said, there are no bombs involved so things can’t get that bad.Anyway, this’ll have to do until the Move/Kinect version for Fruit Ninja comes out.via toucharcadelast_img read more

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2019-09-01

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