Rajasthan alleges Centre’s discriminatory attitude towards farmers

first_imgThe Congress government in Rajasthan has accused the Centre of adopting a “discriminatory attitude” towards the State’s farmers, reflected in the lower targets set for procurement of mustard and gram on minimum support prices in comparison with the national average. A ceiling of 25-quintal purchase on a day has been set for the farmers.State Cooperative Minister Udai Lal Anjana has taken up the matter with Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh, requesting him to enhance the procurement limit by 40%. In a letter addressed to Mr. Singh, Mr. Anjana said the Centre should allow the purchase of 14.35 lakh metric tonnes of mustard and 8.65 lakh tonnes of gram to give remunerative prices to farmers.Mr. Anjana said the procurement targets of 5.50 lakh metric tonnes for mustard and 4.17 lakh metric tonnes for gram were insufficient and would fail to provide relief to farmers. The difference in MSP and market prices for the two crops ranged between ₹700 and ₹1,000 per quintal, he said.The Minister pointed out that the State government had opened 246 procurement centres for mustard and 210 for gram. “There is a tremendous enthusiasm among the farmers to get themselves registered online, as the State government is committed to giving them full prices for their crops,” he said.last_img read more

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Enjoying the game key to winning, says Valdez

first_imgHotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “It’s been a while since we played together as a team. This is the core of Seasons 76 and 77 and we’re really just happy,” Valdez said. “We no longer knew what was happening on the floor, but we just played for all. When you see us, we’re just enjoying the game and it boosts our morale.”Valdez, though, made it clear that as great of an experience it was for them, the main purpose of the exhibition game will always be for the benefit of the scholars of both schools.“We really enjoyed the game and it’s been a while since we played Ateneo-La Salle and we’re glad that La Salle gave us a good fight, not only for the scholars, but also for pride and the fans who came here to watch,” she said.ADVERTISEMENT Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet LATEST STORIES Gilas rebounds mightily with ripping of Taipei “All this time, we’re just laughing,” a beaming Valdez shared.With the Lady Eagles feeling the pressure early on after going down 0-2, Valdez said the team opted to take things lightly and eventually settled down, joking with each other and just enjoyed their time on the floor.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“We told ourselves that it’s humiliating [if we lose in straight sets], so we calmed down and tried to get a set. Honestly speaking, we just told each other to fight because there’s a lot who came out to support us. Coach Tai (Bundit) also said the same, that the score doesn’t matter and we really just have to enjoy,” she said.And they did enjoy as Valdez and company relished the rare chance to play with their former teammates. Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentscenter_img FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Ateneo Lady Eagles share a laugh after winning over La Salle Lady Spikers in Battle of the Rivals. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netLaughter is indeed the best medicine.And Alyssa Valdez believes Ateneo’s laid-back mentality on Sunday propelled itself to a thrilling five-set victory over La Salle in Battle of the Rivals.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ MOST READlast_img read more

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SYRIA 2

first_img“In addition, my experience in life and my academic”In addition, my experience in life and my academic background (the courses I took several years ago in my PhD or masters programs, about human rights and feminism) led me in this direction,” he says.Rafizadeh is originally from the Islamic Republic of Iran and Syria, recently moved to the US and became a US citizen. He is also a policy analyst, public speaker, best-selling author, business advisor and leading expert and commentator on US foreign policy and Middle East.The title of his book “illustrates the intersection between religion, male-dominated societies, and womens rights.””I have been asked about the word God. The word God refers to the religion of Islam, its legal codes regarding women, and Muslim men who use this God to justify their violence against women. In the book, I explain that how words of God in Quran clearly provide the platform (powerful platform with specific legal code) for men to subjugate and dehumanise women,” he says.Asked how his childhood experiences shaped his future in politics and human rights advocacy, he says, seeing how people were being abused and harassed on a daily basis shaped how he looks at the world. Also, growing up in both the Persian and Arab world gave him a unique perspective about the social, political and cultural landscapes of both Arab and Persian, Sunni and Shia, and Muslim and non-Muslims communities.”As you know, there are some deep-rooted tensions between Arabs and Persian. A marriage between an Arab and Persian is very rare. So, I think I was lucky enough to have an Iranian and Syrian parents and grew up in both societies and saw the differences first hand,” he says.advertisementOn problems he faced being an Iranian-Syrian, he says the first thing that comes to his mind is being subject to constant racism with the level of racism in Iran much higher than that of Arabs.”The second thing was racism in Europe before I came to the US and became a US citizen. Before becoming naturalised, I was not allowed to get on the plane, by mostly German officers (as well as sometimes security forces from Arab countries), although I had a valid visa and I was travelling to speak at or work for some of the most significant and largest institutions in the world such as the UN, ICRC, and the Diplomatic Academic of Vienna.”I would get back home humiliated and had to get another ticket or had to have my visa reissued if it had expired,” he recalls. (MORE) PTI ZMN ANSlast_img read more

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NCAA: Letran blows by San Sebastian for solo 3rd

first_imgEthel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue Bigmen Larry Muyang, Jeo Ambohot and Ato Ular practically threw their weight around as the Knights relentlessly attacked inside to bounce back from a double-overtime setback against the Mapua Cardinals.Scoring leader Allyn Bulanadi had a couple of threes and finished with 16 points, but was shackled by the Knights at a time when the Stags needed the MVP contender most.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSBecoming his own manSPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40The Knights moved up to solo third with an 8-4 record while the Stags absorbed their fourth loss in 11 games after churning out back-to-back victories at the start of the second round. LATEST STORIES Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers MOST READ MANILA, Philippines–Letran exploited its height advantage to the hilt by overpowering San Sebastian, 99-82, Friday in the NCAA Season 95 men’s basketball tournament.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img This jewelry designer is also an architect PH volleyball team drops 5-setter to Indonesia in Asean Grand Prix opener Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Becoming his own man View commentslast_img read more

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SPORT- RACE

first_imgHyderabad, Aug 29 (PTI) The following are the resultsHyderabad, Aug 29 (PTI) The following are the results of 12th day of Hyderabad Monsoon Races held here today. The Blue Max Cup (Cat III), dist 1600 M Like Wise (Mr.M.Narayanan) 58.5 P.S.Chouhan first Elysian 59 AkshayKumar second Monte Rosa 53 carried 49.5 G.Naresh third Surprise Party 60 Aneel fourth All six ran Won by : 1-1/4 l, 3-1/2 l, Dist Time : One minute 41.74 seconds Tote : Rs 8 for win, Rs 6, Rs 7 for places Favourite: Like Wise (winner) Winner Trained by: Satheesh Forecast : Rs 14 Shp : Rs 12 Quinela : Rs 8 Tanala : Rs 23 each paid on 4340 tickets. (More) PTI CORR DRS NRB KHSlast_img read more

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Serbia Ends Greeks Hoop Dream, 90-72

first_imgGreece’s hopes of advancing in the World Cup Basketball tourney ended in the round of 16 on Sept. 7 with a resounding 90-72 defeat at the hands of Serbia.A young, rebuilt Greek team, missing many veteran stars who had retired, were hurt or didn’t want to play, had won its group with a 5-0 record but came apart at the seams against an experienced Serbian team, which forced 14 turnovers and rattled the Greeks throughout.Bogdan Bogdanovic scored 21 points to lead Serbia which led most of the way and kept its poise while the Greeks floundered with an array of mistakes and missed shots.The Serbs took a 46-42 edge into halftime, sparked by a couple dunks from Nikola Kalinic, who finished with 12 points,all in the first half.Serbia then put the clamps on defensively, holding Greece to 13 points in the third period when it began a 30-10 spurt that rolled into the final quarter.Five Serbian players ended up in double figures, including former NBA big men Miroslav Raduljica (16 points) and Nenad Krstic (10 points).Memphis Grizzlies guard Nick Calathes from Florida led the Greeks with 14, and Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo added seven but he was never a factor.Serbia shot 54 percent from the floor, including nine of their 17 three-point tries while Greece hit only 9-of-24 from behind the stripe, a 44 percent rate.Serbia will now play the winner of Brazil-Argentina in the quarter-finals.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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4-Star Wide Receiver Tyjon Lindsey Drops Top 10, Sets Commitment Date

first_imgA graphic announcing Tyjon Lindsey's commitment date.Twitter/LindseyFour-star wide receiver recruit Tyjon Lindsey, one of the top prizes for the 2017 class, announced Monday afternoon on Twitter that he’s narrowed his decision down to 10 schools. He’s also informed fans of when he’ll be making his final decision.Lindsey, a 5-foot-9, 180-pound player from Corona, California, says he’ll make his decision on August 22nd. His final 10 schools, in no order, are Alabama, Auburn, Georgia, Michigan, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oregon, Tennessee and USC. His list varies slightly from the one he dropped back in late March – Georgia is in, Texas A&M is out.T H E D A Y . ® Alabama, Auburn, Georgia, Michigan, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oregon, Tennessee, & USC. pic.twitter.com/eDzViedLdQ— Tyjon A. Lindsey ® (@tyjonlindsey) August 1, 2016Lindsey is thought to be an Ohio State lean, given his flirtation with the program on social media the past few months.Lindsey is ranked as the seventh-best player in California, per 247 Sports. He currently has 24 offers outstanding.last_img read more

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Michigan Has A Fired Head Coach On Its Sideline Today

first_imgJim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines argues a call on the sideline.COLUMBUS, OH – NOVEMBER 26: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines argues a call on the sideline during the second half against the Ohio State Buckeyes at Ohio Stadium on November 26, 2016 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)The Michigan Wolverines and Florida Gators took the field this afternoon in the Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl in Atlanta. It’s a rematch of the 2017 season-opener in which the Wolverines won 33-17.Michigan opened the game with what looked to be a long touchdown run, but that call was overturned and the Wolverines failed to gain a first down. Since then, it’s been a defensive battle for two of the best defensive units in the nation.During the game, a familiar face popped up on the Michigan sideline.Former Central Michigan head coach John Bonamego was spotted on the Wolverines sideline. He’s working with Jim Harbaugh’s staff today.John Bonamego is on Michigan’s sideline, working with Jim Harbaugh’s staff today. pic.twitter.com/c3EaGP366B— Brad Galli (@BradGalli) December 29, 2018Bonamego was a longtime NFL special teams coordinator before landing the head coaching job at Central Michigan. He was fired by the Chippewas after leading the team to its worst season in program history – a 1-11 campaign.Now he’s hoping to help out the Wolverines head into 2019 with a win.last_img read more

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Noida admin penalises 17 private schools for charging excessive fees

first_imgNoida (UP): The district authorities have imposed a penalty of Rs 8.30 lakh on 17 private schools for charging excessive fees from students, officials said Saturday.The maximum penalty of Rs 1 lakh was imposed on Jagran Public School, Noida, the Gautam Buddh Nagar administration said in a statement. Rs 75,000 penalty was imposed on eight schools: CLM Public School, Gagan Public School, Greater Heights Public School, Dharm Public School (all four in Greater Noida), Grads International School, Shri Ravi Shankar Vidya Mandir, Karl Huber (all three in Noida) and SD Public School in Bhangel, it said. Also Read – Kejriwal ‘denied political clearance’ to attend climate meet in Denmark”Altogether a penalty of Rs 8.30 lakh was imposed on 17 schools following a decision of the District Fees Regulatory Committee under provisions of the Uttar Pradesh Fees Regulation Act for Self Financed Schools 2018,” it said. Vishwa Bharti Public School in Noida have been asked to pay a penalty of Rs 50,000, while Ramagya Public School Rs 20,000, the administration said. Six schools Rockwood, G D Goenka, Modern Public School, Acent International, APJ International and Ryan International were penalised Rs 10,000 each, it added. Amid complaints of excessive fees in private schools by thousands of parents and guardians of children, the Uttar Pradesh government had in September 2018 asked all districts to set up a fees regulatory committee to take cognisance of such matters.last_img read more

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Stormy Daniels to make stop in Kamloops BC nightclub for book tour

first_imgKAMLOOPS, B.C. — American adult film star and author of a tell-all book about her alleged affair with U.S. President Donald Trump is coming to Kamloops, B.C.Stormy Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, will be holding a meet and greet at the Duchess nightclub on June 2 to promote her book “Full Disclosure.”The city in south central B.C. is the only Canadian stop listed on Daniels’ website.Riis Ingalls, an event promoter with the club, says it’s an opportunity for fans to hear her speak, get photos and autographs.In 2018, Daniels became embroiled in a legal dispute with Trump and his lawyer Michael Cohen.Trump and his surrogates allegedly paid $130,000 to silence Daniels about an affair she says she had with him in 2006. (CHNL)The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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Thurgood Marshall College Fund Celebrates 30th Anniversary Year With BlackTie Awards Gala

first_imgThe Thurgood Marshall College Fund is celebrating 30 years as the premier organization for advocating, supporting and investing in our nation’s publicly-supported Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HCBUs) and Predominantly Black Colleges and Universities (PBIs) at its 30th Anniversary Awards Gala, October 23, 2017 at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel.The Gala recognizes individuals who have been leaders in their industries and represent the legacy of Justice Thurgood Marshall. This year TMCF will honor TIAA President and Chief Executive Officer, Roger W. Ferguson, Jr. as CEO of the Year, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP Partner Richard S. Lincer with the Thurgood Marshall Legacy Award, and Delaware State University President, Dr. Harry Lee Williams with the Educational Leadership Award.In addition to the corporate CEOs, congressional members, and other key education influencers coming out to help celebrate this special occasion, the attendance will include over 500 HBCU students, presidents, chancellors, faculty, and middle and high school scholars who were all attendees for TMCF’s award-winning Leadership Institute, which precedes the gala. Additionally, celebrity guests, Jussie Smollett, Vivica A. Fox, Darryl M. Bell, Miss USA 2016 Deshauna Barber, Kevin Frazier, and Hall of Famer and NBA Cares Ambassador Bob Lanier will be in attendance.“For 30 years TMCF has been a beacon of light for so many deserving students and our member-schools,” said TMCF President & CEO Johnny C. Taylor Jr. “This year’s honorees exemplify the very best in Corporate America, law and higher education. We’re able to develop minds and deliver dreams through the support of our generous partners and friends who understand that without money, there is no mission.”The proceeds from the black-tie gala will enable TMCF to continue its 30-year vision of changing the world, one leader at a time. TMCF’s gala is one of Washington DC’s largest, non-political, annual fundraising events, raising millions of dollars for its member-schools since its inception in 1987.For more information about TMCF, the Gala or this year’s honorees, please visit www.tmcf.org/gala.last_img read more

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Justice for Colten rallies sweep across the country

first_imgDrummers smudge, sing Mi’kmaq Honour Song at Halifax #JusticeForColten rally @APTNNews pic.twitter.com/R5DsNO7XOW— Justin Brake (@JustinBrakeNews) February 10, 2018 Over 1000 people at Justice for Colten Boushie in Saskatoon pic.twitter.com/CF8GaDxHku— Chris Stewart (@aptnchris) February 10, 2018 ‘There was no justice served here today’: Jade Tootoosis spoke Friday night after Gerald Stanley acquitted in shooting death of her cousin, Colten Boushie #JusticeForColtenBoushie pic.twitter.com/ir0oFzs46M— APTN National News (@APTNNews) February 10, 2018 A look at the Winnipeg rally in support of #JusticeForColtenBoushie – Photos from @bhobs22 pic.twitter.com/UPM5J0n8VY— APTN National News (@APTNNews) February 10, 2018 APTN National News reporter Brittany Hobson covered the Winnipeg rally, it started at the Oodeena Circle and ending at the Law Courts of Winnipeg and to the RCMP “D” Division. Skookamina Marchand from the Syllx FN #JusticeForColten @APTNInvestigate @APTNNews pic.twitter.com/Gx7zfAAuoN— Robert Anson Smith (@kingcomeVJ) February 10, 2018 APTN Investigates reporter Rob Smith was at the rally in Vancouver. Martha Troian APTN Investigates At the Lil’ Bans Hockey Tournament in Dryden, Ont., players participated in a moment of silence for the injustices and racism thath Indigenous face and pray for healing and the coming together of all people. Rallies planned as calls for change follow Saskatchewan verdict https://t.co/2y564PmsEI @katmarte #JusticeForColtenBoushie pic.twitter.com/Fy1W3bSXjL— APTN National News (@APTNNews) February 10, 2018 Many drums out today. Asking for change. @APTNNews @APTNInvestigate #mb #cdnpoli pic.twitter.com/sEUd0mDCyE— Martha Troian (@ozhibiiige) February 10, 2018 On February 14th, 2pm CST, InFocus will take a look at rural racism in Canada and the Gerald Stanley and Colten Boushie case. At least 100 ppl + counting have come together in #tbay after Gerald Stanley was found not guilty of murder in the shooting death of young #ColtenBoushie in SK. @APTNNews pic.twitter.com/1OYM8EBlcH— Willow Fiddler (@WillowBlasizzo) February 10, 2018 #JusticeForColten #IdleNoMore #Toronto pic.twitter.com/wQ5YIWp52V— Beverly Andrews (@APTNBeverly) February 10, 2018 Over 1000 people showed up at the Court of Queen’s Bench in Saskatoon to show solidarity and support for the Boushie and Baptiste family. APTN National News reporter Chris Stewart was there.center_img APTN Investigates reporter, Martha Troian attended Winnipeg’s rally at the RCMP “D” Division. Participants chanted, “No Justice, No Peace” after the drumming. Many supporters adorned with signs to their backs with words that read, ‘Justice for Colten.’ More photos by APTN National News reporter Brittany Hobson. Tim Fontaine from The Laughing Drum with APTN was at the rally in Winnipeg. Is there a problem with racism in rural Canada? #StanleyTrial pic.twitter.com/nAmshU2zWQ— APTN InFocus (@APTNInFocus) February 10, 2018 On the eve before several rallies unravelled across the country, Jade Tootoosis is seen here after the verdict was read declaring Gerald Stanley not guilty in the shooting of Tootoosis’s cousin, Colten Boushie. Tootoosis told the crowd the family will fight for an appeal. Arms joined in a moment of silence at the #LilBands hockey tourney in Dryden for #ColtenBoushie + the “injustices + racism” across the country incl deaths of Joey Knapaysweet + Agnes Sutherland fr Fort Albany FN after altercations w Timmins police. @APTNNews pic.twitter.com/LXCZEOiVK4— Willow Fiddler (@WillowBlasizzo) February 11, 2018 #justiceforcolten rally, Winnipeg pic.twitter.com/Q0BNRjzvUw— Tim Fontaine (@anishinaboy) February 10, 2018 Hundreds of supporters, of all ages, march through downtown Vancouver calling for justice for Colten Boushie. pic.twitter.com/B0lfg4wh31— Brittany Hobson (@bhobs22) February 10, 2018 Supporters from Halifax gathered outside of the court house, many of them holding candles and drums. APTN National News reporter Justin Brake and APTN Investigates reporter Trina Roache were at the event. David Dennis wants you to remember Colten as a little baby. #JusticeForColten @APTNNews @@APTNInvestigate pic.twitter.com/KePZXFCQh8— Robert Anson Smith (@kingcomeVJ) February 10, 2018 Many people on Twitter used the hashtag #JusticeforColten and the hashtag #IdleNoMore was also seen. APTN National News reporter Beverly Andrews was at Toronto’s rally, at least 200 people attended Nathan Phillips Square. Supporters in Thunder Bay called for justice for Colten Boushie. APTN National News reporter Willow Fiddler was there.last_img read more

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Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the

first_imgTORONTO – Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week:Looking for the next rate signalBank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz speaks at the Smith School of Business at Queen’s University on Tuesday. Deputy governor Timothy Lane warned Thursday of serious consequences related to steel and aluminum tariffs, despite reassuring trade news out of the United States, as he sent signals the bank’s in no rush to raise interest rates.Unrest in the oil patchTim McMillan, president of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers speaks to the Canadian Club of Calgary on Monday. McMillan has been raising the alarm over regulatory confusion in the energy sector, which has delayed pipeline projects such as the Trans Mountain expansion and contributed to bottlenecks and steeper-than-usual discounts on Canadian oilsands crude.Looking to turn the pageEmpire Company Ltd., parent of grocer Sobeys, discusses fourth-quarter and year-end results on Wednesday. The Sobeys brand has made news lately, first with allegations in December that it was part of a nation-wide bread price-fixing conspiracy, and more recently when it made a last-minute break with a series of “wellness’” expositions in February that included a man convicted in the death of his toddler.Quebecor resultQuebecor Inc. discusses fourth-quarter and year-end results on Wednesday. The Montreal-based media conglomerate filed a motion in Quebec Superior Court in February in stop a decree that gives $10 million in repayable financial assistance to rival Groupe Capitales Medias, which Quebecor CEO Pierre Karl Peladeau calls “blatant favouritism” on behalf of the government.The month in manufacturingStatistics Canada releases the monthly survey of manufacturing for January on Friday. Manufacturing sales for December were down 0.3 per cent from a revised record high for November, and January figures are expected to be buffeted by the contrary forces of U.S. tax reform and protectionist sentiment from Donald Trump’s White House.Note to readers: This is a corrected story. An earlier version referred to revelations that Sobeys was part of a bread price-fixing conspiracy. The allegations have not been proven.last_img read more

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Cancer sees alarming increase

The number of patients affected by various types of cancer in Sri Lanka has alarmingly increased since 2009, the government information department quoted the Ministry of Health as saying.It said that around 14,000 cases had been detected since 2009 and it has reached an annual figure of 20,000. The Director of the National Cancer Control Programme Dr. Miss Neelamani Paranagama said that preventive measures and early detection of the deadly disease are vey important since there are around 60,000 cancer patients in the country at present. She said that many people have a tendency to have cancer due to unhealthy lifestyles, congenital and hereditary defects and abnormality in the genes. She said that chewing betel, smoking and consumption of liquor are main causes for oral, lung and brain cancers.Dr. Paranagama said that about 90 per cent of the oral cancer cases were due to chewing betel.with lime, tobacco and arecanut which contain substances that could cause cancer. The Ministry said 10 types of cancers such as oral, cervical, thyroid, esophagus, lung, womb, breast, rectum, brain, blood, and prostrate are common in Sri Lanka. read more

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This could be Irelands library of the future but why the controversy

first_imgThe library staff are hugely apprehensive anyway because this is a new model of what a public library service can be so to deal with so much criticism on a daily basis is difficult – especially with shrinking resources, staffing levels, big pay cuts, and yet people working more and more.But she believes that when it opens – it’s scheduled for an official opening next spring, with a soft opening towards the end of this year – “there is a sense that the building will speak for itself”.If it does speak, it’s in a strong, firm voice. The building is huge, the design Scandinavian in feel, with oak contrasted with exposed concrete walls. Even the bathrooms have a slightly industrial look. There are large windows all around, giving incredible views of the seafront.Even the meeting rooms have glass walls and doors, a physical example of the openness and transparency that the building is supposed to have. Locals and visitors will be able to see the staff holding meetings, or writer-in-residence Colm Keegan (who hails from Ballymun and is a celebrated poet) at work in his office.Owens sums up the staff members’ role when she says: “We are public servants, we are here to serve the public, we are more than happy to engage with and respond to people.”They are depending on local feedback to get things just how the locals want them.“I don’t think we’ll get everything right,” acknowledged Owens. “I think there will be parts of the building, part of the programme that we’ll tweak as it evolves, but the flexibility is there to do that.”She is keen to emphasise that this is a public building, a public facility, and the public and county have a role in helping the Lexicon be the best it can be.“We’d love the public to come in and say ‘we’d love you to try this’ or ‘can we do that’ and we’ll react accordingly,” said Owens, adding that they have already had meetings with groups such as IADT, UCD, local mariners, and harbour staff.Having so many voices means that many sectors of the community will be represented at the Lexicon. Then there are events such as the Mountains to Sea literary festival, which it will have a big role in.This library, says the council, was “not done in isolation”. The Arts office, for example, is working with local schools, while local retired people will be showcasing some of their crafts when the doors open.“Everyone is welcome into the space,” said Owens. She described the site the library is on as formerly being “full of anti social behaviour”, with a dangerous reservoir.All of  a sudden now we’re making it an open, safe, accessible, civic space that everyone can come and use.It is envisaged that the Lexicon will open six days a week with four late evenings, with Sunday openings in due course.Read: Rare treasures displayed for first time at Dublin’s Chester Beatty Library>Read: Literacy to be targeted with the ‘priority it deserves’ at local level> [image alt=”DLRCOCO” src=”http://cdn.thejournal.ie/media/2014/07/dlrcoco-630×420.jpg” width=”630″ height=”420″ title=”” class=”alignnone” /end]IS THE TRADITIONAL library dead and gone?A visit to the new Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown library suggests that it may well be. The impressive building and grounds cost €36.6m to construct, but they have come in for some criticism.TheJournal.ie visited the site this week to see more, and to speak to the librarian about the dissenting voices.In an interesting move, the 6,520m2 building – which will be the central library for the county of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown – will be called the Dlr Lexicon, which reflects the fact that it offers more than a library.It’s also intended to be a cultural centre, with a café (the tenant is yet to be decided on), a gallery, a small auditorium space, crafts spaces, a local history library, 100 parking spaces and a children’s library.It’s hoped that this mix of facilities will attract more than 50,000 people to Dun Laoghaire every year.Rather than being detached from the rest of the town, it is supposed to draw people into the centre of Dun Laoghaire, offering them a space to explore and enjoy before making their way into the town.What’s inside[image alt=”photo (29)” src=”http://cdn.thejournal.ie/media/2014/07/photo-29-5-373×500.jpg” width=”373″ height=”500″ title=”” class=”alignnone” /end]When you step in the front door, you’ll find a ‘taster’ collection of what’s on offer at the library, placed on solid oak shelves. To the right are the automatic book depository machines, which will be open 24/7.Around the corner is a crafts room, which will offer 3D printing, and a newspaper section, while upstairs is the dedicated children’s library (a first in the county) and the main library room.The ‘taster’ area is designed to be unobtrusive and relaxed. The librarians picture people sitting around reading newspapers, flicking through a recommended paperback, or popping in for 10 minutes respite on a busy day.The idea is inspired by’ open libraries’: self-service libraries that can be found in parts of Scandinavia. They give a sense of privacy and enable the borrower to spend time choosing a book.Another first for Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown is the Lexicon’s downstairs gallery, next to which is a room for workshops related to the different shows.Cost and criticismThe library is being constructed at a cost of over €36m, and during the recent local elections it received criticism from some quarters.There were suggestions that the library would cost €60m to construct, and such misleading information was difficult to countenance.There were also questions about whether the money could have been used by council to cut commercial rates. The council said that the money used for the construction has come from the Council’s Capital Budget and cannot be used to reduce charges such as rates.The plans for the Lexicon were put on public display in 209, and 33 submissions were received and considered.“It is kind of disheartening when you know in your heart and soul that the vision for this is spectacular, there’s huge opportunities,” said librarian Mairéad Owens.last_img read more

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Point météo Le nord et lest de la France en vigilance jaune

first_imgPoint météo : Le nord et l’est de la France en vigilance jauneMétéo France n’annonce pas d’alerte orange pour ce samedi 29 décembre 2012 mais près de la moitié des départements français, notamment au nord et à l’est, restent en vigilance jaune.De nombreux cours d’eau sont en crue suite aux précipitations qui ont frappé le nord du pays depuis le début du mois de décembre. Cependant, l’absence de précipitations significatives ces dernières 24h ont permis à la décrue de s’amorcer.Sur le plan météorologique, l’accalmie des précipitations devrait se poursuivre jusqu’à dimanche inclus malgré des averses prévues principalement dans la partie nord du pays. Ces averses vont contribuer à ce que les crues formées continuent à se propager vers les parties médianes et aval des cours d’eau en ralentissant les décrues en cours. La situation ne devrait cependant pas s’aggraver de manière inquiétante. Ce bulletin est valable jusqu’au dimanche 30 décembre, 6h00. Le 29 décembre 2012 à 10:40 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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One Punch Man Season 2 Details Are Just As Awesome As Its

first_img One Punch Man may finally be settling in for another season, and it appears it could be closer than ever. We should all be thankful for more One Punch Man, especially if, as rumor has it, it could be touching down this November. Get it? Thankful? Look, it’s late, and I’m tired, and I’m just ready to stop waiting and watch more of Saitama’s adventures.According to Mobipicker, a source has announced that production on the anime’s second season has already begun, as of March 2017. A promotional panel in the manga ran during publication that showed off Saitama with a special caption clued eagle-eyed readers off to this fact, and now fans are speculating that the show could be airing in November, with 12 or 13 possible episodes that could run for as long as an hour. Could you imagine double-length episodes?Additional sources are quoted as saying the show could begin in spring or summer 2018 with the pre-production having begun in March, but either would be great considering it’s already been too long since we last had our fill of Saitama. Luckily, we’ve still got the manga to tide us over, and if you’ve been reading it and keeping up with the storyline, you may have picked up on a special Dragon Ball nod the manga creators were keen on placing.The panel on the right from One Punch Man is a clear nod to a scene in Dragon Ball Z, seen on the left. But this shouldn’t be surprising. The author of One Punch Man has stated time and time again how big of a fan he is of Dragon Ball Z creator Akira Toriyama. So it just makes sense that we’d see characters getting into scenes that wouldn’t seem out of place in Dragon Ball Z, let alone entire nods to the show like these. That’s the mark of a great series, after all, when others are keen to pay homage to them.Better get all caught up before the new season of One Punch Man does begin, so you can spot nods like those and know everything there is to know when the new episodes air. That way you can gloat about it to your friends while they’re just getting started, and that’s always fun to do with a new season and series.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on target ‘One Punch Man’ Get A Video Game, Probably Has More Punches11 Manga Series That Should Never Be Live Action Movies last_img read more

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Former Pease AFB Received 35 Million in Diverted Air Force Contamination Cleanup

first_imgThe Air Force committed more than $35 million in previously dedicated environmental cleanup funds toward PFAS contamination mitigation efforts at the former Pease Air Force Base, N.H., the New Hampshire Union Leader has reported.Last month the Air Force acknowledged it had diverted more than $66 million from a number of non-PFAS cleanup projects across the country to go toward other mitigation efforts related to PFAS contamination, as On Base has previously reported.In June the Pentagon released a list of military installations where DOD diverted, or planned to divert, non-PFAS funds to build groundwater and drinking water treatment facilities for communities around Pease, March Air Reserve Base, Calif., and Wurtsmith Air Force Base, Mich.On June 5, Ellen Lord, DOD Undersecretary for Acquisition and Sustainment, sent the list of diverted projects to Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.), ranking member of the Environment and Public Works Committee, who in March was among four Democratic senators who initially requested the list.According to the list Lord provided, 26 cleanup projects lost funding due to the $66 million diversion of funds.Carper has since released the letter publicly.“DOD takes its cleanup responsibility seriously and undertakes these actions in an open and transparent manner,” Lord wrote. “Our priority is to quickly address the presence of perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) in drinking water that resulted from DoD activities.”The diverted PFAS cleanup funds will also pay for PFAS testing at 16 former Air Force installations, according to the Union Leader report.Of the cleanup funding diverted to Pease, more than $7 million will fund a new groundwater treatment plant for drinking water in Newington, north of the former installation’s firefighting training area.Recognized today as potentially hazardous toxins, PFOS and PFOA are present in firefighting foam DOD has used since the 1970s to extinguish petroleum fires, according to Air Force civil engineer officials.Air Force photo by Staff. Sgt. Enjoli Saunders ADC AUTHORlast_img read more

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PS5 Leaked Patent Shows Sleek New Design

first_imgThough we’re over a year away from the PS5 hitting shelves, rumors about the upcoming game console are heating up. And with the leak today of a Sony patent showing off the device’s proposed design, excitement might just ignite. The patent, published by LetsGoDigital, registers a “Sony electronic device” which looks a lot like a game console that is most likely the next-gen PS5. We could not find the device listed on WIPO, but our sister site TechRadar believes the page is on pretty good authority.MORE: PS5: Release Date, Specs, Games and LeaksWhat’s unique about the patented design is the imaginative V-shaped ventilation system. It could be a reference to the Roman numeral V, indicating the fifth version of Sony’s flagship console. The company has played with numerical designs in the past with the tiers on the PS3 and PS4.RECOMMENDED VIDEOS FOR YOU…logoCreated with Sketch. Tech This Out: New Nintendo Switch Battery, Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus, iPhone 11 LaunchMore VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpTech This Out – Warner Streaming Service, Galaxy Note Renders And Nintendo Switch Lite02:14OffAutomated Captions – en-USLive00:0003:1603:16 On the diagram, you can see a multitude of USB ports for controllers and eject buttons, as well as what’s probably a power button and a thin disc drive slot. This design is by no means final—finished products never look exactly like their patent diagrams. Even if just a placeholder, though, this PS5 build would look stellar under a tree. Based on what we’ve heard about the PS5 so far, Sony is promising strong performance via an 8-core AMD chipset based on Ryzen architecture and a Radeon Navi GPU. You can also expect very fast load times via a custom SSD, and backwards compatibility with all PS4 games. Though not confirmed, the PS5 game lineup may include exclusives such as The Last of Us II, as well as next-gen titles such as Starfield and The Elder Scrolls VI. Most signs point to a late 2020 release, meaning the PS5 will arrive in time for the holiday season. Until then, stay up to date with our PS5 rumor page for PS5 news and updates. Sony Shows Crazy Fast PS5 Load Times with Custom SSDXbox Project Scarlett: Specs, Features, Price, Release Date and MoreSony PS5 vs Xbox Project Scarlett: Which Next-Gen Console Will Win?last_img read more

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Asus RT Xiaomi Mi Router 4 And More WiFi Routers Now Available

first_img Share Tweet Submit If you want to take full advantage of your smartphone or laptop’s full potential, you should own high-end WiFi Routers that deliver the best speeds. We have some pretty great deals which include the Xiaomi Mi Router 4, Asus RT and many more. So let’s dive in to see some more details on the deals.Get The Best Discount On WiFi Routers, Includes Asus RT, Xiaomi Mi Router 4 And MoreBefore we head over to the list of discount on WiFi Routers, we would like to point your attention towards the limited availability of the price drop. Henceforth, it would be wise for you to act fast and schedule your purchase as soon as you can. Now, let’s get down to the list.Xiaomi Mi 4QMain Features● WiFi 802.11n 3 x 3 MIMO technique ensure 450Mbps transmission speed and quick network accession● Three 5dBi high gain antennas enhance the signal gain effect and transmission performance● QCA9561 chipset ensures stable performance and more smart devices connection requirement● One-key minet for more smart devices quick net-in● Brief appearance, suitable for various home styleRather a small package but the Xiaomi Mi 4Q offers high speeds and great build. If you’re up for it, the Xiaomi Mi 4Q is available at a 6 percent price drop, making the price come down to just $22.99. Head over to this link to get it.Tenda AC7Main Features● Five external antennae for strong signal stream● Covering up to 500 meters square space● Support WiFi timing switch● Signal enhancement and amplification technology for strong wall penetration● 28nm chip lower heating rate and stable network● 802.11ac Wave 2 standard MU-MIMO technology for multiple devices connection● APP cloud management for remote controlTenda AC7 is available at a 6 percent discount as well, dropping the price down to just $36.99 for a limited time. For enhanced functionality, the Tenda AC7 is a must to own. Head over to this link to get it.Xiaomi Mi Router 4Main Features● The latest 802.11ac WiFi standard for 3x faster access and more reliable streaming for your home computers and mobile devices● Simultaneous dual-band networks, 2.4GHz ( 300Mbps ) and 5GHz ( 867Mbps )● Four external antennas for faster wireless performance at greater distances● Manage your network settings easily with the Xiaomi MiWiFi APPThe Xiaomi Mi Router 4 is one of the best WiFi Routers on our list. It is available at a 10 percent discount, making the price come down to just $39.99. Head over to this link to get it.Asus RTMain Features:● USB 2.0 port supports Aiplayer for music streaming.● Concurrent dual-band WiFi up to 600Mbps brings you lag-free HD experiences.● Improved coverage and multi-device performance with four external 5dBi antennas–two each for the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands.● Parental control-monitor and rAsus RT is powerful and aggressive in its conduct, delivering a top-notch performance for your devices. If you’re up for it, the Asus RT is available at a 6 percent discount, which drops the price come down to just $49.99. Head over to this link to get it.Xiaomi Mi 4CMain Features● Four high gain antenna for strong signal and quick transmission● 64MB capacity for up to 64 smart devices accession● Intelligent speed limit function for faster performance● Intelligent network watching function for ensuring network security● Smart management function for remote control● Brief appearance for various home style integrationThe Xiaomi Mi 4C is available at a good 17 percent discount, making the price come down to just $24.99. Head over to this link to get it.This is all for our list of discount on high-end WiFi Routers. Be sure to note that the price drop is only available for a limited time. It would be wise to act fast.This is all for now, folks. What are your thoughts on the list of discount on WiFi Routers? Are you willing to get one for yourself? Let us know in the comments.last_img read more

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