Sports Wrap: India field three debutants vs Zimbabwe, Messi magic in Panama rout and more

first_imgCopa America: Lionel Messi hat-trick powers Argentina past Panama 5-0Lionel Messi scored a hat-trick on return from injury as Argentina thrashed Panama 5-0 to clinch a spot in the quarterfinals of Copa America on Saturday.France coach wants a lot more from Paul Pogba Pogba, hailed as the most gifted player in the France squad, looked a shadowof his brilliant best on the Stade de France pitch before he wassubstituted in the 77th minute in France’s 2-1 win over Romania onSaturday.Zimbabwe vs India, 1st ODI: Live CoverageIndia won the toss and opted to field against Zimbabwe in the first ODIat Harare. KL Rahul, Karun Nair and Yuzvendra Chahal have made their ODI debuts today.Texted Virat Kohli when I got India call-up: Yuzvendra Chahal Yuzvendra Chahal, who made his India debut against Zimbabwe today, attributes his success to Virat Kohli and his Indian Premier League franchise RoyalChallengers Bangalore.Muhammad Ali feted by the famous and fans in final farewellWife Lonnie Ali, former U.S. President Bill Clinton and leaders from an array of religions eulogized Muhammad Ali on Friday.last_img read more

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Saina fails to get elected as one of four athlete IOC member

first_imgRio de Janeiro, Aug 19 (PTI) Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal has failed to get elected as one of the four athlete members of the International Olympic Committee as she finished sixth in the race to become a member of Athletics Commission of the global governing body of sport. Saina got 1233 votes in the election in which all the athletes participating in 2016 Rio Games were eligible to vote. She was one of the 23 top sportspersons from across the world nominated for elections for the four seats. Saina, the 2012 London Games bronze medallist, had crashed out in the group stage of the womens singles events in Rio Olympics. The election was held over the past 25 days in the Olympic Village located here. After the approval by the IOC Session, the four elected athletes will become IOC members for an eight-year term of office. Beijing Olympics gold medallist fencer Britta Heidemann of Germany was elected with 1,603 votes, followed by South Korean table tennis great Seung-Min Ryu with 1,544, former swimmer Daniel Gyurta of Hungary with 1,469 votes and Russian world record holder pole vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva with 1,365. A total of 5,185 athletes out of 11,245 voted. The four new members will replace outgoing members Claudia Bokel, Dae Sung Moon, Alexander Popov and Yumilka Ruiz Luaces, who were elected to the Athletes Commission at the Beijing Games in 2008 for a term of eight years each. On August 21, Heidemann, Ryu, Gyurta and Isinbayeva will be proposed to the IOC Session for IOC membership. After approval, they will be officially introduced at the Closing Ceremony of the Olympic Games Rio 2016 on August 21. Votes needed to be cast for four different athletes from four different sports. The candidates had to be presented by their National Olympic Committees, which were required to have their own athletes commission to select the candidate. In order to be eligible, the candidates had to have participated either in the Olympic Games in London in 2012 or in Rio in 2016. IOC President Thomas Bach said: “The athletes are at the heart of the Olympic Games. Their voice is very important in the IOC. My congratulations goes to the newly elected members of the IOC Athletes Commission. We are looking forward to working closely with them to further advance the Olympic Movement.” PTI PDS SSC SSCadvertisementlast_img read more

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More Trouble for Rio Olympics

first_imgLAUSANNE, Switzerland — International sports federations expressed concern April 19 over problems with venues for the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, including power failures at the gymnastics arena this week.Members of the Association of Olympic International Sports Federations reviewed preparations for the Rio Games, which open in less than four months on Aug. 5.“They miss some very important details in each field of play,” ASOIF President Francesco Ricci Bitti said at the group’s annual meeting.Ricci Bitti told delegates that IOC President Thomas Bach “is worried like you, like me” about details for Rio.Rio’s Sports Director acknowledged to the 28 Olympic sports that the city’s seven-year preparations “were not perfect or up to your expectations” but said the games would be a success.“I can assure you that the athletes will not have any problems in games time, nor any of you in your events,” Agberto Guimaraes said.The comments followed complaints raised by the gymnastics federation, known as FIG, which is holding its artistic gymnastics test event at Rio Olympic Arena this week.FIG official Ron Froehlich cited power outages, putting at risk athletes’ safety and the scoring system, plus missing equipment at an underfunded temporary training venue.“Most important, they have problems with regard to the Omega (scoring) system,” Froehlich said. “Furthermore, power outages while the athletes were performing, which is a very serious issue.”The absence of flooring at a temporary training center venue was “due to lack of funding,” he said.Earlier, ASOIF Director General Andrew Ryan disclosed that two top IOC officials will travel to Rio soon to work more closely on preparations.Christophe Dubi, the Olympic Games executive director, and sports director Kit McConnell are “moving permanently” to the host city, Ryan said.Dubi’s predecessor, Gilbert Felli, was assigned to work with local organizers two years ago amid growing concerns about Rio’s readiness.Guimaraes also addressed longstanding problems of water pollution and “floating garbage” in Rio, and the possibility of officials’ accommodation — including a Trump hotel — not being ready, before giving further assurances.“The athletes will be happy with the results they we have achieved,” he said. “You and your federations will be happy with the level of service that we will provide to you.”Rio organizing committee head Carlos Nuzman said the impeachment process against Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff would not affect the final preparations.“Until today we have no involvement, no problems with any political or economic situation in the country,” Nuzman said.(GRAHAM DUNBAR, AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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Prime Minister’s Youth Awards Set for March 24

first_img Communications Unit-OPM Tel:   926-0244 Fax:   920-4684 Email: opm.news@opm.gov.jm Scores of outstanding young men and women will be honoured at the Prime Minister’s Youth Awards for Excellence on Sunday, March 24. The function which will take place at the Emancipation Park, at 4:00 p.m., is open to the public. This year’s staging of the Awards is being held under the theme “Youth on a Mission…Project 2062”. Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller said the youth awards programme is an excellent avenue to motivate and inspire our young people to achieve while honouring and recognizing those who have made their mark in their respective fields. The Prime Minister’s Youth Award for Excellence recognizes young Jamaicans who have contributed to the nation’s development and who have excelled in various areas, including Sport; International Achievement; Academics; Leadership; Arts and Culture; Journalism; Youth in Service; Entrepreneurship and Agriculture. Applications were received from youths between 15-24 years old. last_img read more

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APM Terminals: Top 5 Challenges for Container Port Industry

first_imgzoom The five biggest challenges the container port industry is facing are better safety performance, greater operational complexity as a result of much bigger ships, managing congestion risk, staying profitable though shipping line economic cycles, and doing more with less space, Dutch terminal operator APM Terminals said at this year’s TOC Europe Conference and Exhibition held in Rotterdam.As part of its promotional campaign during the 40th edition of TOC Europe, APM Terminals hosted a study tour of its brand new Maasvlakte II facility and discussed port industry challenges and responses, as well as shared its vision for how the industry must raise its game to meet these new demands.Delegates attending TOC Europe had a chance to study the new terminal first-hand in a port tour hosted by APM Terminals on Monday 8 June.On the morning of Tuesday 9 June, Frank Tazelaar, Managing Director of APM Terminals MVII, explored the terminal’s operating and design concept in a keynote speech at the TOC Europe Container Supply Chain conference, joining major cargo owners, carriers and other supply chain members to discuss today’s most pressing industry issues under the headline conference theme ‘‘Shipping’s seismic shift: Dealing with the supply chain fallout.”Alex Duca, Head of Design and Automation for APM Terminals, will also speak in the TECH TOC conference, where he will discuss the company’s vision of the new ‘eco-system’ of handling equipment and technology needed by the terminal industry to simultaneously improve safety, operational productivity and return on asset investment.”APM Terminals is at the forefront of innovation and investment in international container terminal operations and we are delighted that the company has chosen TOC Europe 2015, our 40th edition, as the platform to share its latest developments and future vision,” said Paul Holloway, Director, TOC Events.last_img read more

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Tender Called for Cape Breton Paving Project

first_imgThe hearts of drivers in the Sydney area should be warmed today, Feb. 14, by a paving tender called by the province. The tender is for the repaving of the following three sections of highway: — Highway 125: eastbound lanes from east of Exit 2 for 4.5 kilometres to the end of twinning. Also included is repaving of the eastbound on- and off-ramps at Exits 3 and 4 — Highway 105: from one kilometre east of the intersection of Highway 125 for 1.6 kilometres to the CNR overpass — Groves Point Road: from the intersection of Highway 105 for 5.8 kilometres to just past the entrance to Groves Point Provincial Park. “These two sections of 100-series highway are quite busy and need to be returned to top shape,” said Angus MacIsaac, Minister of Transportation and Public Works. “Groves Point is a popular spot that will be easier to reach when this project is completed.” The work is scheduled for completion this fall. The Department of Transportation and Public Works’ highways division manages more than 23,000 kilometres of roads in Nova Scotia. It maintains 4,100 bridges and operates seven provincial ferries. Staff provide services from district offices in Bridgewater, Bedford, Truro, and Sydney.last_img read more

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AfterMeToo group creating digital centre for survivors of workplace violence

first_img Twitter Advertisement A Canadian group that pushed for change in the country’s screen industry amid the #MeToo movement is taking matters into its own hands after seeing a lack of action.Actors Mia Kirshner and Freya Ravensbergen, two of the co-founders of AfterMeToo, say the group is building a digital online centre featuring resources for survivors of workplace violence. Formed shortly after the #MeToo movement took off on Oct. 15 of last year amid a flood of sexual misconduct allegations, ​AfterMeToo held a symposium and released a report of nine recommendations aimed at stopping workplace sexual violence.The group, which was also co-founded by filmmaker Aisling Chin-Yee, submitted the report to government leaders and regulatory bodies for guilds and unions. The Canadian Press recently spoke with Kirshner and Ravensbergen about the digital centre, which they’ll launch sometime in 2019 with a team of volunteers, including lawyers and doctors, many of whom are survivors of sexual violence. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement AfterMeToo co-founders: Freya Ravensbergen, left, Aisling Chin-Yee, centre, and Mia Kirshner are building a digital online centre featuring resources for survivors of workplace violence. (Canadian Press)center_img Login/Register With: Advertisement The project, which has the working title Rosa, will include a range of services and information including how to report an act of violence to how to save evidence.CP:What has been the reaction to your report, which was released in March?Kirshner: It was excellent — and then we didn’t see enough of the change we wanted and we decided to take literally the bull by the horns and make the changes ourselves.Ravensbergen: We were a bit naive, I suppose, in thinking that this report would initiate change from leadership — from government, from unions, from production companies. We felt the report was like, ‘Here’s a roadmap and now all you need to do is follow it.’ But no one really made any changes that were from the nine recommendations, and so we got frustrated with no change happening and just decided to incorporate and do it ourselves.​Kirshner: When we talk about the lack of change, there have been cosmetic changes. But the problem with those cosmetic changes is, it’s the same thing dressed up in different clothes, like the code of conduct.CP:What else can you say about the project?Kirshner: Think of it as a digital centre that provides a multiple range of inter-professional services, ranging from health and filling out forms, step-by-step, the ability to ask questions, the ability to look up case law, the ability to get geo-located where you live with the user’s consent, free legal and mental-health support.Then in Phase 2, our goal is to provide time-limited legal consultations across Canada and trauma-informed therapy that’s available online for users, that are free, to help re-stabilize and help them deal with the trauma of workplace violence.Ravensbergen: Think of it like a one-stop shop for survivors. When they really don’t know what to do with what’s just happened to them, this is a place where they can go. They can get information, they can get guidance on what their options are and guidance as to what option might be better suited to them.CP: Who will be handling the calls?Kirshner: This is a very important distinction to make: We will never, ever give you a link or an external number to call. Everything is created in-house for Rosa, by Rosa, and has to go through a regular security check and hiring practices.… We’re partnered with the Canadian Women’s Foundation, as well, on implementation. So they’ve been working with us hand-in-hand on getting us ready and preparing everything we’ve needed to prepare up until now.We’re also working with Western University for the study of prevention against violence against women and children, who will be doing our research. Our other partner is [legal clinic] Juripop, who will be handling the legal program. They are based out of Quebec and they are piloting their first project called L’Aparté​, dealing with workplace sexual violence in the entertainment industry.CP: This seems like a much bigger undertaking than you initially thought of when you started AfterMeToo. Explain the logistics involved.Ravensbergen: Vibika Bianchi is the lead on this right now, as is Mia Kirshner. Because it’s all volunteer, we’re all doing what we can, when we can. That being said, we are hopeful that when funding comes in, then we’ll be able to hire full-time staff.Kirshner: I started working on this platform about four years ago, and I began to do research with the police and the sex crimes unit because I felt that, based on my own experiences, the way in which you report is really awful. I wanted to do something in the digital space, so this project has been a long, long time in the making. As for the amount of work this is, I basically took a year off. This is a full-time job. In order to get this done, it requires work every single day, which it has to.This interview has been condensed and edited. Facebooklast_img read more

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Marrakech CrossDresser Relates Fears for Safety Hopes to Leave Morocco

Rabat – On New Year’s Eve, Chafiq’s worst nightmare came true after a minor road accident in Marrakech. He hit a motorcycle driver with his vehicle, but no casualties were reported. A cross-dresser who only wants to be mentioned by his first name, Chafiq’s choice of attire was what caused him issues.After press reports and rumors posted online, Chafiq decided to break his silence to talk about his side of the story in an interview with Morocco World News.The 33-year-old said that he was partying at a hotel in Marrakech. At 2 a.m., Chafiq, who was wearing a blue woman’s robe and a wig, left the hotel. At a traffic light, Chafiq hit a motorcycle. News reports said that Chafiq tried to escape the scene, but the crossdresser said that he was planning to stop. “You know that feeling when you are shocked, you cannot stop immediately after the accident,” Chafiq told MWN.After a while, Chafiq said that he stopped his car, and the crowd started to get bigger. “A policeman stopped by and asked me to leave the car. I told him that I will give him my car papers and stay inside the car. But he refused and broke my car’s window,” Chafiq said.The incident started to get worse after citizens saw him wearing a dress. “After I left the car, they handcuffed me. It was a minor car accident; they don’t have the right to do that,” Chafiq said.Read Also:  Moroccan Police Investigate Leaked Pictures of Hit-and-Run CrossdresserHe added that everyone was filming and taking photos of him during his arrest. “When I went to the police station, some policemen took pictures of me through their personal phones. I did not know why they did that,” Chafiq said. Police also photographed his ID card.After a while, Chafiq was released but was asked to come back to the police station in 48 hours.“I left and I thought that everything will finish after what happened that night, so I just slept. But when I woke up and checked my phone I was shocked to find videos and photos of me posted online. My friends sent them to me, and I was surprised,” Chafiq said.He added that his brother asked him if it was him but he denied it. “I told my brother that it was not me, God creates forty people who look the same,” Chafiq told MWN.But when pictures of his ID were posted online, Chafiq could not deny his sexual orientation or the incident anymore.“I told my brother that it is what it is. My mother fainted when she heard. But what else can I do? This is what it is.”Chafiq’s parents were unaware of his sexual orientation, and after the incident, he has not been in touch with his family, except his brother.In a sad tone, Chafiq said that what the police did was unexpected, especially considering his ID has his home address.“I feel threatened now. Who can tell that I am not a target of someone who would try to harm me?” Chafiq asked.He said that after the incident, a traveler from Oujda visited him at home to ask him how he feels after the controversy.“He had a three day beard, and he said he is from Oujda and he passed by to check how I am after the incident. He also invited me for a coffee. To be honest, I felt scared. I am scared,” Chafiq said.Now, Chafiq is planning to leave the country because he fears for his safety.Read Also: Marrakech Hit-and-Run Crossdresser Plans to Leave MoroccoA spokeswoman for Moroccan NGO Alternative Movement for Individual Freedoms (MALI), Ibtissam Lachgar, said that Chafiq’s case is “complicated.”Lachgar, who is also a clinical psychologist, said that Chafiq is really depressed now. “We contacted him and received him in Rabat. He was really depressed,” Lachgar told Morocco World News.She added that MALI is now contacting several embassies and associations to assist him in seeking asylum.“It takes time as there are several steps that we should follow,” Lachgar said. She added that MALI will not give up and will knock on every door that might help Chafiq because the process is complicated.Read Also: DGSN Sanctions 4 Policemen for Leaking Video of Marrakech Cross-DresserShe explained that there are more complicated cases than Chafiq’s whose requests for refuge were rejected.Chafiq called on Moroccans to avoid prejudice at the end of the interview.LGBT people in Morocco often  fear unfriendly reactions and keep their sexual orientation secret. Article 489 of Morocco’s Penal Code also stipulates prison periods ranging from six months to three years for “lewd or unnatural acts with an individual of the same sex.”Revealing suspects’ information publicly is also punishable. After the release of the photos, videos, and ID of the cross-dresser, General Director of National Security Abdellatif Hammouchi announced disciplinary sanctions ranging from warnings to temporary suspensions for four policemen in Marrakech.The four policemen were suspended for not preserving Chafiq’s personal and private data.A statement from the General Directorate of the National Security (DGSN) also condemned the lack of policemen’s rigor in preserving the personal data of an individual who is the subject of a judicial investigation.Chafiq’s case generated thousands of reactions, with some saying he  disrespected Moroccan culture and religion and others condemning the sharing of his pictures, calling it a violation of his personal freedom. read more

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Jesse King focused on team goals for Ohio State mens lacrosse

Senior midfielder Jesse King (19) takes on a defender during a game against Denver on March 14 at Ohio Stadium. OSU won, 13-11.Credit: Molly Tavoletti / Lantern reporterBetween his time with Ohio State and the Canadian National team, Jesse King has scored 107 goals.The first three came on Feb. 9, 2012, in the now-senior midfielder’s first game for the Buckeyes, and the most recent five came last weekend in OSU’s inaugural Big Ten home victory over Johns Hopkins. In between, there was one on July 15, which King scored for the 2014 World Champion Canadian National Team.Four seasons, 64 games split between OSU and the national team and 98 other goals have blurred by for the Buckeye captain, who said he intends to continue his already impressive lacrosse story as a professional. Though his time as a Buckeye is quickly drawing to a close, King said his work at OSU remains far from finished.“We’ve accomplished a lot of things, but we haven’t accomplished our goal of winning a championship,” King said.The midfielder focuses on games one at a time, and is currently working toward a Big Ten Championship run with the No. 11 Buckeyes, he said. The conference tournament is set to take place in College Park, Md., from April 30 to May 2, but the passion King intends to use to accomplish that goal originated 15 years ago and nearly 3,000 miles northwest of College Park, where he first picked up a lacrosse stick in Victoria, British Columbia.“I started when I was 7 years old,” King said. “I played box lacrosse pretty much my whole life, along with hockey for basically 10 years. But as you get older, you want to focus more on just one sport, so I dropped hockey, made the commitment to go to a high school about 25 minutes away from my house so that I could be in the lacrosse program.”From day one, King possessed an innate desire to win, he said. But when he realized lacrosse could be his gateway to an affordable education in the United States, his motivation to improve his game grew even stronger.“I didn’t even know going to the States for school was a possibility until grade 11. At the time, not a lot of people in Canada were doing that,” King said. “But I learned if you’re really good, you could to get into a school down there and play lacrosse. If I hadn’t have gotten a good scholarship, I probably wouldn’t have gone to school at all because I couldn’t afford it.”Through several recruiting camps the summer before his senior year, King first committed to play at Bellarmine University in Louisville, Ky., but soon realized his desire and ability to dream bigger. He re-evaluated his decision, and after one invited visit to OSU, he committed to the Buckeyes.“We knew what we were getting with Jesse coming in,” OSU coach Nick Myers said. “He’s been really hungry from the start to improve.”As a freshman and sophomore, King’s individual success on the field blossomed, and as sets of senior leaders moved on from OSU, his role began to evolve.“He understands it’s more than just scoring goals,” Myers said. “He has to lead in the right way and be a positive voice that the guys understand. And even now, he’s continued to grow in that way.”King admitted he remains far from perfect, so in addition to daily three- to four-hour practices, he tries to commit a few extra days of lifting, shooting and stick work. He hopes not only to refine his craft, but also to set an example for his team.“It’s his relentless effort,” junior midfielder Kacy Kapinos said. “He leads by action. He gets in there and takes every drill 100 percent, as hard as he can. And he has a big impact on the younger guys.”That focused, “never settle” approach has paid off — King has last summer’s gold medal to prove it — but where does his perpetual motivation come from? How does the 22-year-old student-athlete manage success while maintaining balance?“It’s really a lot of different things,” King said. “When you’re with a team every day for four years, there’s a brotherhood that’s created. You really wanna do things for each other on the field, and that drives me. It’s definitely hard being a student athlete, but I wouldn’t have changed it for a second.”Regardless of this season’s outcome, King said he rests assured his time as a Buckeye was well spent, leading him to the next chapter of his life.In January, King was selected in the first round of the 2015 Major League Lacrosse Collegiate Draft by the Rochester Rattlers, paving the way toward his professional career. But he said he still has options, and hopes to one day play for his home town Victoria Shamrocks in the Western Lacrosse Association.“With professional lacrosse, there are a lot of different paths you could take, so getting to play and still have a career is going to be a lot of trying different things out, but I know I want lacrosse to be a part of my life,” King said. “Down the road, I’ve been looking into becoming a firefighter for the city of Victoria. I’d be able to help people in my hometown and keep playing lacrosse for my home team in the summers.”To watch Lantern TV’s interview with Jesse King, watch the video below, and skip to 3:47. read more

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Cyprus visa applications go to Beirut

first_imgFrom 1 June 2013, the Australian High Commission in Cyprus has stopped accepting all visa applications and enquiries. In a statement released to media, the Department of Immigration confirmed that Cyprus residents should from now on direct visa enquiries and temporary visa applications to the Australian Embassy in Beirut.Applications for permanent entry to Australia will continue to be lodged and processed at the Australian Embassy in Beirut or Australia. Republic of Cyprus passport holders who are seeking to travel to Australia to study, for a holiday or to visit family or friends may also be able to apply for a visa online.Paper applications sent by post to the Australian Embassy in Beirut should be directed to: Australian Embassy, PO 11-1860 Riad El Solh, Beirut 11072090, while applications sent by courier should be directed to: Australian Embassy, Embassy Complex, Serail Hill, Downtown, Beirut. Lebanon.Applicants in Cyprus can pay the visa application charge using Mastercard, Visa, Amex, Diners and JCB credit cards. Payments are processed in Australian dollars.The Australian Embassy in Beirut can be contacted on +961 (1) 960 670, Fax +961 (1) 960 671. Email: immigration.beirut@dfat.gov.au Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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Man found fatally shot at high school track in Portland

first_imgPORTLAND — Portland police say a man was found shot to death on a high school track.Officers responded before 5 a.m. Sunday to the temporary site of Grant High School. The school is using the former Marshall High School campus as it undergoes a renovation.Authorities did not immediately release further information about the death.last_img

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Stocks take a beating after iPhone sales slip; Dow falls 660

first_imgNEW YORK — Stocks tumbled Thursday on Wall Street, with technology companies suffering their worst loss in seven years, after Apple reported that iPhone sales are slipping in China.The rare warning of disappointing results from Apple stoked investors’ fears that the world’s second-biggest economy is losing steam and that trade tensions between Washington and Beijing are making things worse. The sell-off also came after a surprisingly weak report on U.S. manufacturing.The Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged 660 points, or 2.8 percent, and the broader S&P 500 index fell 2.5 percent.Apple stock plummeted 10 percent, wiping out more than $74 billion of the company’s market value. That’s almost as much as Starbucks is worth and more than Lockheed Martin, Lowe’s, Caterpillar, General Electric or Morgan Stanley.Other major exporters, including heavy-machinery manufacturers and tech companies like Intel and Microsoft, also took big losses.“For a while now there’s been an adage in the markets that as long as Apple was doing fine, everyone else would be OK,” said Neil Wilson, chief markets analyst at Markets.com. “Therefore, Apple’s rare profit warning is a red flag for market watchers. The question is to what extent this is more Apple-specific.”Over the past year, the U.S. and China slapped new tariffs on hundreds of billions of dollars’ worth of imports in a trade war that threatens to snarl multinational companies’ supply lines and reduce demand for their products. Companies such as General Motors, Caterpillar and Daimler have all said recently that trade tensions and slower growth in China are damaging their businesses.last_img read more

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Deputies in Skamania seize 300000 of marijuana

first_imgDeputies in Skamania County last month seized marijuana plants from a three-story residential home they say had seven rooms filled with plants and sophisticated growing equipment. Officers took from the home 1,050 plants with a street value of more than $300,000. Some of the plants appeared to be about 5 feet tall. No suspects were at the residence when the warrant was executed May 19. An investigation by the sheriff’s office and the Clark-Skamania Drug Task Force is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Tracy Wyckoff at 509-427-9490. There is also a Marijuana Eradication Program Hotline, 1-800-388-4769, coordinated through the Washington State Patrol and the Drug Enforcement Administration that offers rewards for information leading to seizures of marijuana.last_img read more

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Buy Sell Hold What stocks are analysts tracking on March 15

first_imgIndian pedestrians walk on Dalal Street – Trader’s Street – next to the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) in Mumbai on March 7, 2014.INDRANIL MUKHERJEE/AFP/Getty ImagesSGX Nifty, an early indicator of the Nifty 50’s trend in India, signals a weak start for the domestic markets after the benchmark Sensex lost 21 points or 0.06 percent to close at 33,835 on Wednesday.Here are some of the stock recommendations by analysts for Thursday:1. Shriram TransportJefferies recommends ‘Buy’Target Price: Rs 1,660Current stock price: Rs 1,376About the company: Shriram Transport Finance provides hire purchase finance for trucks.Stock Performance: The stock has gained 30 percent in an year and has a P/E ratio of 25 times forward earnings. Shriram Transport has a market capitalization of Rs 312 billion.2. Bharat Financial Inclusionmanasjaiswal.com recommends ‘Buy’Target Price: Rs 1,100Current stock price: Rs 1,058About the company: Bharat Financial Inclusion provides consumer finance solutions. The company offers small loans to poor women to finance a business or other income generating activity.Stock Performance: The stock has gained 32 percent in an year and has a P/E ratio of 49 times forward earnings. Bharat Financial Inclusion has a market capitalization of Rs 147 billion.3. Phoenix MillsHSBC recommends ‘Buy’Target Price: Rs 730Current stock price: Rs 644About the company: Phoenix Mills is engaged, directly and through its subsidiaries and investments in the business of ownership, management, and development of large-format retail-led mixed use properties. The company’s properties include shopping, entertainment, commercial, residential, and hospitality properties. Phoenix Mills owns and operates High Street Phoenix Center in Mumbai.Stock Performance: The stock has gained 74 percent in an year and has a P/E ratio of 59 times forward earnings. Phoenix Mills has a market capitalization of Rs 99 billion.4. Yes BankHSBC recommends ‘Buy’Target Price: Rs 408Current stock price: Rs 318About the company: Yes Bank provides banking services. The bank offers deposits, personal loans, e-banking, trade finance, corporate, and business banking services. Yes Bank serves the food and agribusiness, life sciences, healthcare, biotechnology, telecommunications, media, information technology, and infrastructure development industries in India.Stock Performance: The stock has gained 5 percent in an year and has a P/E ratio of 20 times forward earnings. Yes Bank has a market capitalization of Rs 734 billion.5. S P ApparelsHDFC Securities recommends ‘Buy’Target Price: Rs 419Current stock price: Rs 360About the company: S.P. Apparels manufactures and exports apparels. The company offers knitted garments for infants and children. S.P. Apparels operates in India.Stock Performance: The stock has lost 18 percent in an year and has a P/E ratio of 13 times forward earnings. S P Apparels has a market capitalization of Rs 9 billion.Disclaimer: The recommendations provided by the research analysts are their own, and not that of the website or its management.last_img read more

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How One US City Became an Unexpected Hub for Tech Startups

first_img Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global 3 min read Register Now » To judge from media coverage, one might think of the U.S. tech industry as a bi-coastal phenomenon. But between Silicon Valley and New York City’s Silicon Alley lie 3,000 miles of countryside dotted with business hubs. One of these growing centers for innovation in tech is a city that might not otherwise be on your radar: Cincinnati.Home to the headquarters of 10 Fortune 500 companies, including Macy’s and Procter & Gamble, the metropolitan area also supports a growing community of tech startups through accelerator programs, low business taxes and unemployment, and the connecting power of established companies. In Cincinnati, “these big corporate strategic companies [are] baked into the startup space,” says Rich Mitchell, director of strategic growth markets for Ernst & Young. While the San Francisco Bay Area, home of Stanford University and Google, may see the lion’s share of venture capital, startups there don’t receive the same support from large firms that early-stage companies in Cincinnati do, Mitchell says.Mike Bott, co-founder of The Brandery, a Cincinnati-based startup accelerator, agrees. “There’s a community of entrepreneurship [here] that you wouldn’t necessarily expect in a flyover city,” he says.Recognized as one of the top accelerator programs in the U.S., The Brandery puts startups through a four-month program, providing each with $20,000 in seed money and mentorship. The support continues after the program ends, with Brandery staff tapping into their networks to set up meetings and help startups turn a profit.Related: Start-Up Chile and Why Many Americans are Itching to Enter This Early-Stage AcceleratorAmong its local success stories are ChoreMonster, a set of apps that gamify household chores for kids, and Roadtrippers, a travel-planning service. Both have raised more than $1 million in seed funding since leaving The Brandery. More than half of The Brandery’s graduates have stuck around in Cincinnati after completing the program.Another local seed-stage investor is CincyTech, which focuses on startups in IT, biosciences and advanced manufacturing. Since its founding in 2007, CincyTech has invested $14.3 million across 41 companies, and these businesses have raised an additional $161.9 million from other sources, according to the company’s most recent annual report.While larger sums of money are thrown around in San Francisco, New York, Boston and a handful of other major U.S. cities, Bott and Tammy Riddle, director of the IT cluster at the Cincinnati USA Partnership for Economic Development, say that what sets Cincinnati apart is its unusually supportive ecosystem for new companies.Large companies play a crucial part in that system. In 2012, Duke Energy, Procter & Gamble and other established companies in the region joined forces to start Cintrifuse, an organization that connects Cincinnati startups with mentors, investors and strategic partners. Cintrifuse, which also manages a $55-million venture capital fund-of-funds, is working to build a 38,000-square-foot campus and coworking space in Over-the-Rhine, a historic Cincinnati neighborhood where The Brandery is also located.Cincinnati continues to evolve as a hub for tech entrepreneurs. “Startups don’t fit into a square box,” Riddle says. “So we’re developing a system that will cater to what their needs really are.”Related: Microsoft Launches New Effort to Bolster Its Startup Support Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. July 16, 2013last_img read more

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New Candidate to Lead HUD has Emerged

first_imgNew Candidate to Lead HUD has Emerged A new name for HUD Secretary has been thrown into the ring. Standing among other prospects like Robert Astorino and Pam Patenaude, Robert (Bob) Woodson, Sr., current Top Advisor to Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, at age 79 could potentially be the next HUD Secretary according to The Washington Post.“They seem to be very serious about it,” said Woodson in an interview with The Washington Post. “I’m not job hunting, but we’re talking about how I could possibly work with him. We’re talking about how we could work with those across the aisle to do these things together.”But what are Woodson’s qualifications to take on a role such as this?Aside from his work with Speaker Ryan, Woodson is also Founder and President of the Center for Neighborhood Enterprise, an organization established to help those in low-income neighborhoods address the problems of their communities.Bob Woodson“Often referred to as the ‘godfather’ of the movement to empower neighborhood-based organizations, Bob Woodson’s social activism dates back to the 1960s, when as a young civil rights activist, he developed and coordinated national and local community development programs,” says the Center’s website. “During the 1970’s he directed the National Urban League’s Administration of Justice division. Later he served as a Resident Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. For more than four decades, he has promoted the principles of self-help and neighborhood empowerment and the importance of the institutions of civil society.”With HUD being established to “create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all,” it seems that these principles fall right in line with the work Woodson has been doing for over three and a half decades at the Center.Trump’s camp has not announced who will take on this position, but MReport will be closely following the developments for this appointment as the position of HUD Secretary will heavily impact the state of the industry for the duration of the Trump presidency. Share November 19, 2016 638 Views center_img in Daily Dose, Featured, News HUD HUD Secretary 2016-11-19 Staff Writerlast_img read more

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Cyprus making arrangements for nodeal Brexit

first_imgCyprus is putting in place special arrangements for British citizens in the event of a no-deal Brexit, including a visa waiver for short term stay, it emerged on Thursday.A bill, approved by the cabinet, is expected to be submitted to parliament on Friday. It will only come to effect in case of a no-deal Brexit.The head of the House interior committee, Eleni Mavrou, said Cyprus must make arrangements in case the UK fails to reach an agreement with the EU.“The bill regulates the cases in which people who live in Cyprus will have the right to stay under the procedures currently in force,” Mavrou said. “At least during a transition period; if along the way the EU makes other decisions other arrangements would have to be made.”Mavrou added that British citizens will not need a visa for a three-month stay on the island.The UK is Cyprus’ top market of incoming tourism with over one million visitors in recent years.After parliamentary approval, which has to be given by April 12, the day the UK is scheduled to leave the bloc officially, it would be up to the cabinet to put the law into force.Parliament will decide on Friday whether the bill will be discussed as a matter of urgency“You do realise time is pressing,” Mavrou said.You May LikeLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoYahoo SearchYou’ve Never Seen Luxury Like This On A Cruise Ship. Search Luxury Mediterranean CruisesYahoo SearchUndoIcePopMan Notices A Strange Hole In This Lake, So He Gets A Drone, Flies It Inside And Captures ThisIcePopUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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