HC rejects Nagpur Cong. chief’s plea

first_imgNAGPUR: The Nagpur bench of the Bombay High Court on Thursday rejected a petition filed by Nagpur Congress president Vikas Thakre demanding recognition of his nominated membership of the Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC).A Division Bench of Justices Bhushan Dharmadhikari and Arun Upadhyay refused to admit Mr. Thakre’s petition challenging the election of Congress leader Kishor Jichkar as a nominated member of the NMC.Mr. Jichkar’s nomination was supported by a rebel Congress group, which had revolted against the party’s city unit and appointed its own leader of Opposition in the NMC earlier this year. Seventeen of the 29 Congress corporators were recognised as the original Congress group by the Nagpur Divisional Commissioner. The Nagpur bench of the Bombay High Court had also endorsed Tanaji Wanve’s appointment as the leader of Opposition by rejecting the city Congress’s petition challenging it.Mr. Thakre had alleged in his petition that his nomination to the NMC was the legal one as the rebel group was yet to be recognised by the Divisional Commissioner when he had filed his nomination. After Thursday’s ruling, he plans to move the Supreme Court. Both claim BJP hand“This is the BJP’s conspiracy to divide the Congress. They are scared that I would expose their scandals on the floor of the House. If this is allowed, everywhere people will walk away from the party and form their separate groups. The party will take action against the rebel group,” he told The Hindu.The rebel group, however, alleged that the revolt was forced because of Mr. Thakre and his mentor and former Nagpur MP Vilas Muttemwar’s “high-handedness”. “Under Mr. Thakre’s leadership, the party performed dismally in the NMC election earlier this year, and he lost his own seat. He was given a ticket to contest the Assembly election and lost, but still continues to be the city chief. How can one person be allowed to have a complete say in matters when he failed in elections continuously?” a corporator from the rebel group asked.He said, “Mr. Thakre has a secret understanding with the BJP and has weakened the Nagpur Congress. Our revolt has kept the real Congress alive in Nagpur.”last_img read more

Beermen have ‘nothing but praise’ for Terrence Romeo

first_imgBut amid all the noise and criticisms, the Beermen remained unbothered. All along, they knew exactly what they’re going to get.After all, it’s no secret what Romeo can do with a basketball and he showed that again Tuesday in the semifinal stage.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“I mean you guys know what Terrence can do. He is one of the best in the country at putting the ball in the hole. He’s proven that through many years, he’s won many scoring championships. Everybody knows what type of player he is,” said San Miguel guard Chris Ross after his team’s 114-91 beatdown of Phoenix in Game 4 at Cuneta Astrodome.Romeo unleashed a game-high 20 points, including 17 in the third quarter, where the Beermen’s 11-point lead ballooned to 26. View comments There’s no denying that Romeo ranks among the league’s best offensive players but the knack has been his shaky relationship with his teammates and coaches from his time with GlobalPort, the team that drafted him fifth overall in 2013, to his short uneventful stint with TNT where the two sides had a nasty fallout.But the Romeo experiment has been a success so far for San Miguel, who added a lethal offensive spark off the bench to its already loaded roster.“I got nothing but praise for him. Since he’s been with us, he’s been one of the best teammates you can have,” Ross said. “He’s adapting to our style of play and he’s adapting to what we do as a team.”“He’s been with us for such a short time and he’s made so many strides in his game to fit with us and he’s a welcoming piece for us.”Playing his best game yet as a member of the Beermen, Romeo deflected the credit to his teammates particularly Ross.ADVERTISEMENT Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte “Credit to my teammates especially to my brother Chris Ross because he really looks for me and he gives me the confidence to just keep playing my game,” Romeo said in Filipino.SMB coach Leo Austria also raved about Romeo’s play in the third quarter which he believed became the “turning point” in Game 4.“He was our main man tonight,” Austria said.For Romeo, however, he remains just part of the main core’s supporting cast.“The core of this team is still the first five. We’re just here to give them a good rest so that they’ll have fresh legs when they go back in,” he said. “I’ve accepted my role with the team. I’m okay with whatever role I play as long as it will help the team win.”Four months ago, TNT traded away Romeo for reserves David Semerad and Brian Heruela and a 2021 first round pick.On Tuesday night, Romeo finds himself just a win away from booking his first trip to the finals.“My teammates have won many championships. They already know what it feels like to be in the finals. Me, if ever, it will be just my first time,” Romeo said. “But I’m not thinking about that yet. Phoenix will be prepared and we need to be focused on our next game.” Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid San Miguel will only get better PLAY LIST 01:33San Miguel will only get better03:16PBA Season 43 Preview: San Miguel Beermen05:38San Miguel, Ginebra expect long, gruelling PBA Finals series02:42PH 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MANILA, Philippines—San Miguel Beer faced a lot of questions from onlookers when it traded for the enigmatic yet dazzling guard Terrence Romeo in the offseason.ADVERTISEMENT Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess LATEST STORIES MOST READ Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Terrence Romeo stars as San Miguel blows out Phoenix, nears finals berthlast_img read more

Boxing: Daniel Roman succesfully defends his WBA Title

first_imgAdvertisementControversy preceded this fight as Flores missed weight by a pound rendering him ineligible to fight for the title. There was no feeling out period as both men traded punches early on. They matched each other punch for punch with Roman landing some good shots to the body. In the third round, Roman began using a little more movement landing some solid shots on Flores.Flores to his credit kept coming forward letting his hands go but it was Roman picking him off and making him pay landing combinations to the head and body. Roman began to assert himself in the bout as Flores began to lose steam on his punches.Roman continuously mixed up his attack but it was the tremendous work to the body that began to standout. Flores kept coming forward, unfortunately, he was applying ineffective pressure. It was Roman landing the cleaner harder punches, slowly breaking the challenger down.Flores began to absorb a lot punches as the fight went on. Roman began to do anything he pleased going down the stretch landing hooks to the head and body along with uppercuts from short and long distance. It was a gutsy performance by Flores as he kept coming forward trying to make something happen.Roman was simply the more precise boxer, showing a more diversified attack. He landed his combinations, stepping to the side constantly leaving Flores out of position. Flores made the champion earn everything in the bout, as he just let his hands go throughout.Going into the championship rounds Flores clearly needed a knockout to win the fight. Flores just kept coming in head first leaving himself open all night. It was a good consistent performance for Roman as he hasn’t suffered a lost since 2013.Ultimately it was Roman winning a unanimous decision (116-112, 118-110, 120-108), improving to 25-2-1 with 9 KO’s. It was a good solid performance by the champion. For Flores (25-1,17KO’s) he suffered his first career defeat but showed tremendous heart in the bout.Advertisementlast_img read more

Arsenal may lose Ramsey , but they want this tank from Atletico Madrid as…

first_imgAdvertisementIn recent news , Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey is up for grabs. With less than half a year remaining in his Arsenal contract , and the management having withdrawn from contract negotiations , the Welshman is on his way out soon. Certainly it is a tricky task to replace this midfielder who has made almost 250 appearances for the North London outfit however The Gunners have a name on the list of possible replacements.25 year old Ghanian midfielder Thomas Partey is plying his trade at Atletico Madrid at the moment and Arsenal are eyeing him for good reason. Gunner’s boss Unai Emery is known to appreciate tank like players like Partey who excel is crucial interceptions and fundamental tackling. Having not been a consistent part of Diego Simeone’s side, its a win-win for Arsenal and Partey if the transfer talks take substantial shape.Emery has known Partey since his managerial reign at Sevilla. However, Emery’s former club have similar ambitions of signing the Ghanian who has a release clause of 70 million Euros which is a meager amount for the French capital side.Advertisementlast_img read more

CBS Releases Its New College Football Top 25

first_imgFootball's with South Carolina's logo on them.(Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)With Week 4 behind us and Week 5 just a few days away, it is time for another college football top 25 poll. This one is from CBS Sports.As always, CBS Sports’ Dennis Dodd puts out his own personal rankings each week. He dropped his new set today.Dodd has some new changes after this weekend’s games. In fact, there are five new teams in his new rankings, including Kentucky debuting in the top 15.Here is Dodd’s full top 25:AlabamaLSUOhio StateClemsonGeorgiaAuburnStanfordNotre DameOklahomaWest VirginiaWashingtonUCFPenn StateMiami (Fla.)KentuckyMichiganWisconsinTexasOregonBYUMississippi StateColoradoTexas TechOklahoma StateSan Diego StateAs you can see, Dodd’s own rankings are a little different than the AP and Coaches polls.You can see his full Top 25 analysis here.last_img

Urban Meyer’s Wife Responds To Tweet From Nasty Fan

first_imgUrban Meyer and his wife exit the field.INDIANAPOLIS, IN – DECEMBER 02: Urban Meyer the head coach of the Ohio State Buckeyes hugs his wife Shelley Meyer on the field after 27-21 win over the Wisconsin Badgers in the Big Ten Championship at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 2, 2017 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)Urban Meyer and his Ohio State Buckeyes team is on the receiving end of a lot of hate today following their upset loss at Purdue on Saturday night.Ohio State, which entered that game ranked No. 2 in the country, was blown out by the Boilermakers at Ross-Ade Stadium in West Lafayette, Ind.OSU is often ranked among the most-hated teams in the country, so it’s not surprising to see a lot of people enjoying the loss.Some are probably taking it too far, though.One fan tweeted “karma” at Urban Meyer’s wife, Shelley Meyer. She responded in solid form:Wow. Just wow. This is just football. God bless you.— Shelley Meyer (@spinnershells) October 21, 2018Ohio State dropped to No. 9 in the Coaches’ Poll following the loss at Purdue.The Buckeyes are off this week before hosting Nebraska.last_img read more

Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri charged with misconduct

first_img Reuters LondonApril 24, 2019UPDATED: April 24, 2019 16:45 IST The Chelsea manager has until Friday to responded to the charge (Reuters Photo)Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has been charged with misconduct for his behaviour during Monday’s 2-2 Premier League draw with Burnley, the English Football Association said.The Chelsea coach was sent to the stands by referee Kevin Friend after becoming embroiled in a scuffle amongst players on the touchline in the dying moments of the game at Stamford Bridge.Sarri did not carry out his post-match media duties, sending assistant coach Gianfranco Zola to fill in for him instead.Zola told reporters at the time that Sarri had sought to get his players out of the scuffle but the referee had “misinterpreted” his intentions and that the Chelsea manager had been offended by a comment from the Burnley bench.”Maurizio Sarri has been charged with misconduct in relation to his behaviour in the 94th minute of Monday’s Premier League fixture between Chelsea and Burnley,” the FA said in a statement on Wednesday.The Chelsea manager has until 1700 GMT on Friday to responded to the charge, the governing body added.Also Watch:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow Maurizio SarriFollow Chelsea FCFollow FAFollow Football Association Next Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri charged with misconductThe Chelsea coach was sent to the stands by referee Kevin Friend after becoming embroiled in a scuffle amongst players on the touchline in the dying moments of the game against Burnley at Stamford Bridge.advertisementlast_img read more

PRONAUTAS to Implement Ku-Band VSAT Solutions on CFL Fleet

first_img Print  Close My location zoom Dutch shipping company CFL has chosen PRONAUTAS to implement the proven Ku-Band VSAT connectivity solutions on all vessels in their fleet. Headquartered in Amsterdam and well known for its innovative market approach, CFL owns and operates a fleet of young and flexible eco-friendly multi-purpose vessels.PRONAUTAS was selected to provide the VSAT solution thanks to its experience and competence in connectivity solutions, satellite communications, navigation systems and full service support. The decision for a fleet-wide roll out was made by CFL after a successful three-month trial period.Together with air-time service operator partner Astrium Services, PRONAUTAS will provide Pharostar connectivity, XChange Box and iDirect modem to track, monitor and control connectivity traffic onboard.Given the global trading area of all CFL vessels, delivery, installation, and commissioning of the equipment and services will be carried out worldwide. The first two installations onboard new build Sole type vessels ´Industrial More´ and ´Industrial Merchant´ have been successfully performed at the Peters Shipyards in Kampen, the Netherlands. CFL, December 11, 2013 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定last_img read more

Nova Scotia IB Students Win 36 Million in Scholarships

first_imgWhen Carolann Mroz enrolled in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IB) at Cole Harbour District High School two years ago, she was looking forward to being challenged personally and academically. She also wanted university recognition for excelling in one of world’s most respected pre-university high school diploma programs. The Grade 12 student was not disappointed. She won four individual scholarships, including the $36,000 President’s Scholarship to Saint Mary’s University — a first for Cole Harbour District High. “It has definitely been a rewarding experience,” said Ms. Mroz, one of 325 students graduating from Nova Scotia’s IB program this year. “IB really helped me reach my full potential and I have been rewarded for all the hard work I put into my education. “It has been amazing. I have ended up with huge scholarships that I didn’t even know existed before the program.” This year marks the largest group of graduates from Nova Scotia’s IB program with 13 high schools authorized to offer the program. In 2007, the Department of Education increased the number of schools offering the program from two to 12, representing one of the most aggressive expansions of International Baccalaureate Diploma programs in the world. École du Carrefour was added in 2008. Ms. Mroz, who will study engineering, is one of more than 230 IB graduates receiving almost $3.6 million in scholarships and bursaries this year. The awards range from entrance scholarships covering first-year tuition, to a $124,000 scholarship at the Ivy League Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. “Our Nova Scotia IB graduates have done themselves, their teachers and their schools proud,” said John Messenger, the Department of Education’s head of the Provincial IB Diploma Program. “Nova Scotia’s IB graduates are clearly in demand by universities.” Canadian universities regularly offer IB graduates early acceptance, advanced standing and eligibility for special IB scholarships, as well as traditional university scholarships. IB credits earned at high school also count as credits toward a university degree. “IB students bring a focus and an intensity to their work that benefits the entire university community,” said Acadia University president Ray Ivany. “They possess leadership traits that not only enrich their own experience, but the experience of others, and that’s important to every university.” The International Baccalaureate Diploma Program is an internationally recognized, advanced liberal arts program designed for ambitious students in grades 11 and 12. The diploma emphasizes critical thinking and analysis, writing and oral communication, creativity, community service, sophisticated reading skills and an understanding of global issues.last_img read more

US average for gasoline seen peaking at 3 a gallon in May

first_imgA price-tracking service says the national average for gasoline will surge to about $3 a gallon by May before easing the rest of 2019.GasBuddy predicted Wednesday that the full-year average price will settle at $2.70 a gallon, about 3 cents lower than 2018.The U.S. average is about $2.22 a gallon now, down 70 cents from three months ago due to lower oil prices.GasBuddy predicts prices will rise this spring as OPEC cuts oil production and the U.S. economy remains strong, generating demand for gasoline.Oil prices climbed Wednesday. Benchmark U.S. crude rose 2.5 per cent to $46.56 a barrel in afternoon trading in New York. International Brent crude was up 2.2 per cent to $55 a barrel in London.The Associated Presslast_img

Rotary Club of Fort St John holds annual DriveThru Breakfast

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Rotary Club of Fort St. John held their annual ‘Drive-Thru’ Breakfast on Thursday morning.The purpose of this event was to raise funds to support local school breakfast programs.Rotary Club member, Marva Kosick, says while they do not have a total amount of funds raised as of Friday, she does say that the Club had served around 1,000 hot breakfasts which is more than the initial goal of 700. For a minimum donation of $7.00, the Drive-Thru Breakfast included a hot off the grill breakfast sandwich, a side of fruit and a beverage, all in a reusable lunch bag.Kosick says it was a great event and gives thanks to the community for the amazing support in making this fundraiser a great success.last_img

Trump budget will seek funds for border wall Space Force

first_imgWashington DC: President Donald Trump will be making a significant request for border wall funds and seeking money to stand up Space Force as a new branch of the military in the White House budget being released next week, an administration official said Friday. For the first time, Trump plans to stick with the strict spending caps imposed years ago, even though lawmakers have largely avoided them with new budget deals. That will likely trigger a showdown with Congress. Also Read – Imran Khan arrives in China, to meet Prez Xi JinpingThe official said the president’s plan promises to balance the budget in 15 years. Trump will seek USD 750 billion for defense, a boost for the military, while cutting non-defense discretionary spending by 5 per cent, said the official, who was unauthorized to discuss the document ahead of its release and spoke on condition of anonymity. Budgets are mainly seen as blueprints for White House priorities. But they are often panned on Capitol Hill, where lawmakers craft the appropriation bills that eventually fund the government, if the president signs them into law. Also Read – US blacklists 28 Chinese entities over abuses in XinjiangTrump’s budget for the 2020 fiscal year will increase requests for some agencies while reducing others to reflect those priorities. Reductions are proposed, for example, for the Environmental Protection Agency. The official said Congress has ignored the president’s spending cuts for too long. The federal budget is bloated with wasteful spending, the official said, and the administration remains committed to balancing the budget. The cuts being requested by the White House would hit discretionary spending as well as some mandatory safety net programs, which Trump has proposed in the past. Many Republicans are often eager to reduce government spending, but Congress has had trouble passing bills that seriously slash the safety net programs used by many Americans. Budgets often rely on various accounting measures to achieve desired results. This one, for example, counts USD 546 billion in defense money as a base, but another USD 174 billion in another account to keep within caps. And while the budget will suggest it balances in future years, it is also expected to rely on projections for continued economic growth from the tax cuts Trump signed into law in 2017. But there’s no guarantee that would cover the lost tax revenues. By proposing spending levels that don’t raise the budget caps, the president is courting a debate with Congress. Lawmakers from both parties have routinely agreed to raise spending caps established by a previous deal years ago to fund the government. Trump, though, has tried to resist those deals. He threatened to veto the last one reached in 2017 to prevent a shutdown. Late last year, a fight over border wall funds sparked the 35-day shutdown that spilled into this year and became the longest in history.last_img read more

Jaffna students union secretary assaulted

He was assaulted by the gang using iron rods while he was on his way to the Jaffna University, the online version of the newspaper said.The assault took place as some groups in Jaffna were preparing to commemorate the final stages of the war in the north. The Secretary of the Jaffna student’s union was assaulted in Jaffna this morning by an unidentified gang, reports from Jaffna said.According to the Jaffna based Uthayan newspaper, the student’s union secretary Dharshan Anand, sustained head injuries following the assault.

Sri Lanka accedes to the Ottawa Mine Ban Treaty

The Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka deposited the Instrument of Accession to the Convention of the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on their Destruction (Ottawa Treaty) at the Treaty Section of the United Nations in New York.At an event to mark the 20th Anniversary of the Ottawa Convention entitled ‘A World Free of Landmines’ convened jointly by Permanent Missions of Belgium, Canada and Colombia at the United Nations today, Permanent Representative, Dr. Rohan Perera made a brief intervention welcoming the initiative taken by the Missions concerned and for the contribution made by these countries in making the Ottawa treaty a reality. He also took the opportunity to announce that Sri Lanka had formally transmitted the instrument of accession to the treaty, which was warmly received by those present. He further noted the fact that even before becoming a party to the treaty, Sri Lanka has supported the humanitarian objectives of the treaty and had hosted regional events on advancing its humanitarian objectives.  He further thanked the ICRC and other international partners for the assistance received in mine clearance. This event comprised of a panel discussion which included among others, Mr. Lloyd Axworthy, Former Foreign Minister of Canada who was an architect of the Ottawa Treaty and Dr. Philip Spoerri, Head of International Committee of the Red Cross Delegation to the UN.Commonly known as the Ottawa Treaty, this Convention was concluded by the Diplomatic Conference on an International Total Ban on Anti-Personnel Land Mines at Oslo, Norway on 18th September 1997. There are currently 163 State Parties to the Treaty read more

Annan to address Security Council on Middle East in open session Tuesday

“It will be a chance for him to issue a personal appeal to the leaders of both Israel and the Palestinian Authority to get the violence under control, to respond to United States pressure to get back to the negotiating table, and to see if we can’t get a political process going again,” spokesman Fred Eckhard told reporters in New York. Following the open meeting, Council members were “expected to hold closed consultations on the Middle East,” he said. Asked about prospects for a return to the negotiating table, Mr. Eckhard said he did not think that events on the ground “allow for optimism at this point.” At the same time, he noted that the decision by Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon “to waive his previous precondition for talking with the Palestinians – that precondition being that there has to be absolute peace, not one stone thrown for seven days – is a positive development.” Another positive news, the spokesman said, was that “Yasser Arafat’s freedom of movement is in the process of being restored.” “The Secretary-General all along has said that it is when people are dying that you need to talk,” Mr. Eckhard emphasized, adding that Mr. Annan had also long emphasized the need for a political framework for the talks. “We’re pleased that the United States is sending their special envoy, Ambassador Anthony Zinni, back to the Middle East,” said Mr. Eckhard. He pointed out that a ceasefire framework, which involved the Tenet Understandings and the Mitchell Committee recommendations, was already on the table. Meanwhile new proposals, such as the one put forward by Saudi Arabia, provided a political context, Mr. Eckhard noted. “Gradually, the elements are there, and our hope is that the two sides will now respond positively to both the ceasefire framework and the beginning of political talks,” he said. read more

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

Most actively traded companies on the TSX Some of the most active companies traded Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (15,410.73, down 8.76 points):Element Fleet Management Corp. (TSX:EFN). Financial Services. Up 11 cents, or 1.01 per cent, to $10.98 on 6.9 million shares.Aimia Inc. (TSX:AIM). Loyalty programs. Up 40 cents, or 18.69 per cent, to $2.54 on 6.8 million shares.Baytex Energy Corp. (TSX:BTE). Oil and gas. Down 31 cents, or 6.95 per cent, to $4.15 on 6.7 million shares.Tembec Inc. (TSX:TMB). Forest Products. Up $1.22, or 41.36 per cent, to $4.17 on 6.3 million shares. Florida-based chemical company Rayonier Advanced Materials is planning to buy Tembec Inc. in a friendly takeover deal that values the Quebec-based forestry company at US$807 million, including assumed debt.Encana Corp. (TSX:ECA). Oil and gas. Down 37 cents, or 2.52 per cent, to $14.33 on 4.8 million shares.Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Aerospace, rail equipment. Up two cents, or 0.93 per cent, at $2.18 on 4.7 million shares.Companies reporting major news:Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (TSX:CM). Bank. Down $1.06, or one per cent, to $105.24 on 1.6 million shares. The Toronto-based bank reported $1.05 billion of net income in its second quarter, up from $941 million a year ago. The earnings amounted to $2.59 per share, compared with $2.35 during the second quarter of 2016. Revenue for the quarter was $3.70 billion compared with $3.63 billion a year ago.Manulife Financial Corp. (TSX:MFC). Financial Services. Up 15 cents, or 0.64 per cent, to $23.69 on 2.8 million shares. The insurance and wealth management company says Donald Guloien will retire as chief executive at the end of September. He will be replaced by Roy Gori, an Australian who joined Manulife in 2015 and has been senior executive vice-president and general manager of Manulife’s Asia division. Manulife had announced in March that Gori would become president of Manulife effective June 5. He will now add the CEO role and join the company’s board of directors on Oct. 1, subject to immigration approvals.Royal Bank of Canada (TSX:RY). Bank. Up 74 cents, or 0.80 per cent, to $93.74 on 3.8 million shares. The Toronto-based bank boosted its second-quarter net income by nine per cent to $2.81 billion. It amounted to $1.85 per share, compared with $1.66 per share during the same period last year. Revenue for the quarter was $10.31 billion, up from $9.53 billion a year ago.Toronto-Dominion Bank (TSX:TD). Bank. Up 97 cents, or 1.54 per cent, to $64.01 on 4.5 million shares. The Toronto-based bank reported $2.5 billion of net income during the second quarter, up from $2.05 billion a year ago. The earnings amounted to $1.31 per share, compared with $1.07 per share during the same period last year. Revenue for the quarter was $8.47 billion, up from $8.26 billion a year ago. by The Canadian Press Posted May 25, 2017 2:41 pm MDT Last Updated May 25, 2017 at 3:20 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Manchester terror attack Everything we know so far

first_imgWhat is Operation Temperer?Operation Temperer is the government plan to put up to 3,800 soldiers on the streets in response to a major terrorist threat. It was devised in 2015 and had been a secret until it was accidentally leaked to a newspaper.Mrs May said last night that the operation was now in force and armed soldiers would guard “key locations” across London. These include Buckingham Palace, Downing Street, the Palace of Westminster and embassies.The Palace of Westminster is closed to the public and the Changing the Guard ceremony at Buckingham Palace is cancelled to redeploy police officers.The move is temporary but it’s not known how long the heightened state of alert will remain in place. Georgina Callander (left) pictured with singer Ariana Grande Manchester Arena bomber Salman Abedi. Manchester Arena bomber Salman Abedi.Credit:Sky News What is the latest?Police are investigating associates of Abedi and are carrying out “extensive searches” across Manchester after revealing they believe they’re investigating a “network”. Abedi’s father Ramadan has reportedly been arrested in Tripoli, Libya. It follows an interview in which he denied his son Salman’s involvement in the blast and said: “We don’t believe in killing innocents. This is not us.”Abedi’s younger brother Hashem has also reportedly been arrested in Tripoli, Libya, on suspicion of having links to the Islamic State group that claimed responsibility for the Manchester Arena attack on Monday. How many people have been arrested in the UK?Five people have been arrested in the UK so far. Terror linksFrench interior minister Gerard Collomb has said Abedi is believed to have travelled to Syria and had “proven” links with the terror group  Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil).Mr Collomb told French television that both British and French intelligence services had information that Abedi had been in Syria. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Tributes have also been paid to 26-year-old John Atkinson from Bury, and Marcin and Angelika Klis, Polish parents of a student at the University of York, who were both at the concert to pick up their children. Kelly Brewster, 32, from Sheffield was also killed and leaves behind a young daughter, Phoebe. Mothers Alison Howe, 45, and Lisa Lees, 47, from Royton, Oldham, died as they were waiting to collect their teenage daughters. PR manager Martyn Hett, from Stockport died after attending the concert with a friend, while 14-year-old Nell Jones, from Knutsford has also been confirmed dead. Detectives are probing a “network” linked to the Manchester suicide bomber Salman Abedi police have confirmed, as his father and brother were detained in Libya.Twenty-two people were killed in a blast at the Manchester Arena on Monday night, including an eight-year-old girl and an off-duty female police officer, moments after US singer Ariana Grande finished performing, at around 10:30pm.Prime Minister Theresa May has raised the UK threat level to the highest possible rating, meaning another terrorist atrocity is expected imminently. Almost 1,000 troops have been deployed to key locations.Here’s everything we know about the bomber, the arrests, the victims, and how the government is dealing with the threat.  As many as 64 people have been hurt and 20 are being treated for critical injuries. Twelve of those rushed to hospital were children. Where did the attack happen exactly?  Who can I call if I am concerned about a loved one or have information?Anyone with concerns over loved ones can contact 0161 856 9400 or 0161 856 9900 for assistance.Any footage from the scene can be uploaded at ukpoliceimageappeal.co.uk or ukpoliceimageappeal.com.The anti-terrorist hotline is 0800 789321. Anyone with urgent concerns should contact 999.Facebook Safety Check: What it is and how to mark yourself safe after the Manchester attack The deployment is also unprecedented and puts Mrs May at odds with her predecessor, David Cameron, who was reluctant to use the controversial power.What should you do in a terrorist attack? Official UK security advice  Is the timing relevant?The blast occurred on the anniversary of the murder of soldier Lee Rigby, who was hacked to death on a London street on May 22, 2013.Rigby’s gruesome murder gained international notoriety when Michael Adebolajo was filmed by passers-by standing in the street with blood-soaked hands trying to justify the attack.  Who are the victims?Many children and young people are among the dead and some people are still missing.The first victim to be named on Tuesday was college student Georgina Callander. The 18-year-old “superfan”, from Whittle-le-Woods in Lancashire, had met her idol Miss Grande in 2015 and had posted excitedly about the moment on Instagram. Georgina Callander (left) pictured with singer Ariana Grande Saffie Rose Roussos, aged eight, died in Monday’s attack in Manchester.Credit: SWNS.com Eight-year-old Saffie Rose Roussos from Leyland, Lancashire is the youngest victim so far. She was caught in the blast after becoming separated from her mother Lisa and sister Ashlee Bromwich, who is in her 20s. They are both being treated for shrapnel injuries. Olivia Campbell, 15, from Bury, was also killed, her mother said on Facebook on Tuesday night.  Police seal off Elsmore Road in Fallowfield, Manchester where the suspect is believed to have lived. On Wednesday, BBC News reported that members of the public blew the whistle on Abedi several years ago by reporting him to the anti-terrorism hotline.An unnamed Muslim community worker told the broadcaster that two people who knew Abedi at college tipped off officers after he made statements “supporting terrorism” and expressing the view that “being a suicide bomber was OK”.The calls are thought to have been made five years ago, after Abedi left school, the community worker added. Saffie Rose Roussos What do we know about Salman Abedi?Abedi was born in Manchester in 1994 and is of Libyan descent.The second youngest of four children, his parents Samia Tabbal, 50, and father, Ramadan Abedi, a security officer, were Libyan refugees who came to the UK to escape the Gaddafi regime, although they are believed to have returned.Abedi was educated locally in south Manchester and studied business at Salford University – but dropped out before completing his degree.He is thought to have attended the Manchester Islamic Centre, also known as Didsbury Mosque, along with his parents and siblings.A family friend, who asked not to be named, described him as “normal” and said the family were known to the Libyan community in the city. Teenage sweethearts Chloe Rutherford, 17, and Liam Curry, 19, from South Shields, were “inseparable” and “beautiful inside and out”, their grieving relatives said in a statement released through police. Police seal off Elsmore Road in Fallowfield, Manchester. Home Secretary Amber Rudd said Abedi was known to the intelligence services “up to a point”. The first arrest happened on Tuesday in Chorlton, Manchester where a 23-year-old man was held, believed to be Abedi’s older brother Ismail. He remains in custody.Another three men were arrested in south Manchester on Wednesday morning. A fifth suspect, believed to be carrying a package, was arrested in Wigan on Wednesday afternoon.What is the UK threat level?Mrs May raised the UK threat level to critical on Tuesday evening, saying a “wider group of individuals” could have been involved in the Manchester Arena blast rather than just Abedi.  What about the June 8 election?General Election campaigning will get back under way nationally on Friday after a three-day pause in respect for the victims of the Manchester bomb.Conservatives, Labour, Greens and the Scottish National Party all announced they will restart low-key local campaigning on Thursday, before resuming the national contest the following day. Ukip became the first party to say it would be resuming its national campaign. Leader Paul Nuttall unveiled his party’s manifesto on Thursday. School receptionist from Blackpool, Jane Tweddle-Taylor, 51, had gone to the Manchester Arena with a friend to pick up the friend’s daughter when she died in the blast. The family of another victim, mother-of-three Michelle Kiss, from Lancashire, said she had been taken away in the “most traumatic way imaginable” as they vowed to “draw from the courage and strength she showed in her life”.Sorrell Leczkowski, a 14-year-old from Leeds, was with her mother and grandmother when she died – both of whom are recovering in hospital.Police have also confirmed that a serving Cheshire Police officer was killed. The BBC reported that the officer was with her husband and two children, who were all injured, the husband critically.last_img read more

Julian Assange to be charged with espionage by the US government

first_imgEarlier this week Julian Assange, the face of WikiLeaks, voluntarily walked into a London police station to face charges of sexual assault. He is now in custody while his lawyers fight to stop an extradition to Sweden.But while the focus is on the actual charges brought, other law enforcement agencies are building cases against him. The most prominent of these is the government most affected by the WikiLeaks data leaks.AdChoices广告Lawyers representing Assange believe the U.S. government is about to bring charges against him under the Espionage Act. That is key, as it means the U.S. could charge Assange for obtaining information he knew was gathered illegally and a second charge could be brought for not returning any information received of a sensitive nature to the U.S. government.For the moment no such charges have been brought, but with Assange held until at least Tuesday in London, we may see U.S. prosecutors act before the weekend is over.Read more at the TelegraphMatthew’s OpinionWhile Mr. Assange could not be brought up on charges of stealing sensitive information directly, the Espionage Act does seem to allow for serious charges to be brought against anyone who uses such information. With that in mind, and the fact his own lawyers are expecting it, we could see Assange wanted in the U.S. for prosecution next week.The U.S. and the U.K. have a special relationship, so I don’t believe there would be any bid to stop Assange being extradited to the U.S. However, the European Union may have something to say about it due to the existing charges brought over sexual assaults in Sweden.Whatever happens, it doesn’t looks as though Julian Assange is going to be a free man for a while, unless his lawyers manage to negotiate bail terms.last_img read more

Facebook gets major security updates better HTTPS and twofactor authentication

first_imgFor most of us, Facebook has become an integral component of our online lives, and it’s not just because of the amount of time we spend on the social networking site itself. Facebook is deeply interwoven into many thousands of sites around the Web and is utilized for everything from logging in to posting comments and sharing. It’s critical, then, that Facebook always be looking to improve its security measures to help keep its millions of users out of harm’s way.That’s why a new blog post from Facebook’s safety team is such welcome news. A trio of security-minded additions to the site have begun rolling out, and each will help make Facebook a little bit safer for all its users — provided they’re made aware of the changes, of course. For starters, there’s a new Family Safety Center which helps educate users about Facebook philosophy and policies and offers tools and resources for parents, children, and law enforcement to better understand and utilize security-related features.The other two additions are a bit geekier, though even more critical to understand if you’re concerned with account safety. Facebook has greatly improved its HTTPS support — which you can enable in your account settings under account security. Enabling always-on HTTPS ensures that your Facebook activities can’t be intercepted by tools such as FireSheep, the hacking tool which cause a massive uproar in late 2010.Next is the arrival of two-factor authentication, which brings a 007-style security element to your Facebook login. For an additional layer of security, two-factor authentication requires that you enter a unique, one-time use code in addition to your username and password. The code will likely be delivered to your smartphone via the Facebook app or traditional cell phones as an SMS message, and will make your account virtually impossible to hack.Two-factor authentication and improved HTTPS are being rolled out gradually to Facebook users, and it could take quite a few days before you see the new options in your account settings. The Family Safety Center is live now, and well worth a visit.Read more at Facebooklast_img read more