Postmedia posts bigger Q2 loss as revenue from print operations continues decline

Companies in this story: (TSX:PNC.A, TSX:PNC.B)The Canadian Press TORONTO — Postmedia Network Canada Corp. says it lost nearly $5.1 million in the second quarter as its revenue dropped 7.5 per cent compared with last year as a result of shifting advertising and circulation patterns.The owner of the National Post and other newspapers reported $145.7 million in total revenue for the quarter ended Feb 28, including $28.2 million from its digital businesses and $110.8 million from print advertising and circulation.A year earlier, Postmedia’s total revenue fell by 10.8 per cent to $157.6 million, which included $26.4 million from its digital businesses and $123.7 million from print advertising and circulation.This year’s second-quarter loss amounted to five cents per share, compared with a loss of $1.25 million or one cent per share last year.The Toronto-based publisher has faced intense competition for advertising dollars and readers as consumers and advertisers make an industry-wide switch to digital media. Postmedia chief executive Andrew MacLeod says the company has made progress in slowing the decline in traditional revenue and reducing its long-term debt, which was $238.3 million at the end of the quarter. read more

The Latest Macron calls for new relations with Russia

PARIS — The Latest on French President Emmanuel Macron’s speech (all times local):12:30 p.m.France’s president says it’s time for Europe to redefine its relations with Russia to check its global ambitions and avoid being caught in the middle of a new Cold War.Emmanuel Macron didn’t say whether he wants to lift EU sanctions imposed over Russia’s annexation of Crimea from Ukraine, but said new sanctions “are not in our interest.” He said it’s time to “rethink our relations with Russia,” without elaborating.In a broad diplomatic speech Tuesday, Macron warned that pushing Russia farther away is a “deep strategic error.” He said Europe’s “weaknesses and mistakes” have helped lead Russia to boost its alliance with China and revive its influence in Syria, Libya and around Africa.Macron and Russian President Vladimir Putin met last week and vowed to give a new boost to peace talks with Ukraine. But the two disagreed on other issues, including Syria and the Russian crackdown on opposition protests.___11:55 a.m.French President Emmanuel Macron is calling for a new global economic order, decrying an “unprecedented crisis” in the market economy.Amid uncertainty over U.S. trade policies, Macron said the market economy has become too finance-driven, creating inequalities “that are shaking up our political order.” He called for a global “rethink,” but did not offer details.In a sweeping diplomatic speech Tuesday, Macron said “we are living the end of Western hegemony” in the world, in part as a result of Western “errors” over past centuries.Macron spoke the day after hosting an intense G-7 summit clouded by concerns about U.S. trade policies and tensions with China and an economic slowdown. The G-7 ended with a call for “fair” and “open” trade but no mention of currencies or fiscal stimulus.The Associated Press read more

OSU football program adds fourth practice field lights for night practices

The Ohio State football program is adding a fourth field to its outdoor practice facilities and lights for nighttime practices.The new practice field will be made of the same artificial FieldTurf used in Ohio Stadium and will have the same markings.The existing three-field practice layout consists of two natural grass fields and one with FieldTurf. Because the Buckeyes always use at least two fields during practice, the addition of the second turf field ensures that they won’t have to risk tearing up one of the grass fields during bad-weather practices.But this insurance won’t be needed anytime soon because OSU has no games on grass fields in the 2010 regular season. As such, coach Jim Tressel said the team won’t practice on either of the grass fields all year.However, the team will utilize the practice lights, as it has night games against Marshall at home for the season-opener and at Wisconsin and Minnesota. Tressel said he has been asking athletic director Gene Smith for lighted practice fields for years.Despite revenues of more than $60 million each year, the football program needed a $5 million donation from the Harmon family of Toledo to complete the $5.2 million Practice Facility Renovation Project.The ongoing first phase will be finished by June 13, when OSU sports camps begin. The second phase, which includes lighting and video towers, is scheduled for completion by Aug. 1 and the official start of fall practice.This project will displace the field hockey practice field, which will be moved to the north side of the Woody Hayes Athletic Center at a cost of $1.6 million, said Don Patko, associate athletic director for facilities at OSU. The field hockey team’s new field is slated to be done by Aug. 12.Meanwhile, the football program will formally dedicate its new field at 4:30 p.m. Friday, when both Jim Tressel and Gene Smith will speak. It will be an opportunity to show off to recruits coming in town for Saturday’s Spring Game. read more

Opinion 5 keys to Ohio States matchup against Virginia Tech

Sophomore running back Ezekiel Elliott (15) blocks for redshirt-freshman quarterback J.T. Barrett (16) during a game against Navy Aug. 30 at M&T Bank Stadium in baltimore. OSU won, 34-17.Credit: Mark Batke / Photo editorThe Ohio State football team’s season-opening 34-17 win against Navy was a tale of two halves.The Midshipmen led, 7-6, at halftime — which certainly taught us all a lot about this year’s Buckeyes. The comeback run in the second half might have taught us even more, but there will be much more to watch for when the Buckeyes take the field next.The Lantern’s sports editors picked five keys to OSU’s matchup with the Hokies that could decide whether the team moves to 2-0 or suffers an early-season loss.1. J.T. Barrett round twoTo be completely honest, redshirt-freshman quarterback Barrett did as well as can be expected for his first career game. The man had not taken a competitive snap since his senior year of high school — when he tore his ACL — and still threw for 226 yards and two touchdowns.Barrett wasn’t Braxton Miller last week, and he won’t emulate the injured senior quarterback against the Hokies either. But that doesn’t mean the Buckeyes are out of luck.If you’re looking for ankle-breaking running ability or a cannon for a right arm, Miller is still your guy. But Barrett was smoothly efficient and deceptively productive in his first start. After leading the Buckeyes with 50 rushing yards and going 12 of 15 on pass attempts with just one interception, look for the offense to open up for Barrett going forward.2. Will Bud Foster’s defense shut down Buckeye offense?Ever since defensive coordinator Bud Foster’s arrival in Blacksburg, Va., the Hokies have been a model of consistency on defense.Despite losing, 35-10, to then-defending national champion Alabama last season, the Hokie defense held the Crimson Tide to just 206 yards of total offense, including just 110 passing.As Barrett enters his second start, Foster’s ability to dial up confusing blitzes will prove a tough challenge for not only for the quarterback, but also a young and inexperienced offensive line.The Buckeyes only managed six first half points last week, which marked the first time OSU had been held without a first half touchdown since the 2011 Buckeyes were held to just three first half points against Illinois (a game in which they completed just one pass).A similar performance could very well mean the first home loss under coach Urban Meyer. 3. Which running back earned the carries?When Meyer released the team’s first depth chart of the season, sophomore Ezekiel Elliott, redshirt-senior Rod Smith and freshman Curtis Samuel were all listed as co-starters at running back.Against Navy, Elliott earned offensive player of the game honors by carrying the ball 12 times for 44 yards and a touchdown, but actually finished the game behind Barrett and Samuel in rushing yardage. Samuel had 45 yards and averaged 6.4 yards per carry while Smith carried the ball just twice, but impressed Meyer by holding a block for 11 seconds during a special teams play.According to the Buckeyes’ new depth chart released this week, all three are still co-starters at the position.With one full game out of the way, it’s hard to believe Meyer and his staff have not picked a true favorite at the position. If they have, look for that player to have a breakout game against the Hokies. If the coaching staff really hold all three in equal esteem, look for the running back carousel to continue all season long.4. Record crowd expectedOhio Stadium has been a landmark for college football since being built in 1922, and it is set to break another record Saturday night. With the final touches being made to a $13.7 million renovation project that added 2,600 seats as well as new lighting fixtures, OSU is expecting a crowd of more than 108,000, a number which would crush the current record of 106,102, set during an Oct. 6, 2012, game against Nebraska. The Buckeyes prevailed, 63-38, in that game. One of the expected 108,000 is believed to be Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James, who has made previous appearances at OSU football games against Texas in Austin (2006) and in Columbus last season against Wisconsin. If nothing else, the atmosphere, along with the world’s greatest athlete, should be a great recruiting pitch for Meyer and his coaching staff.5. Hokies represent last big test until late OctoberIf the past is any indication, Saturday’s game against the Hokies will be the biggest test the Buckeyes will face until traveling to Happy Valley in late October.OSU’s following games after Virginia Tech include matchups against Kent State, Cincinnati, Maryland and Rutgers. The only road game of those four comes against Maryland. Not exactly murderer’s row.If the Buckeyes have national championship hopes, they will need to impress the selection committee of the newly-installed College Football Playoff against the Hokies before playing what most believe is a mediocre schedule at best, until taking on Penn State on Oct. 25.OSU’s game against Virginia Tech is scheduled for 8 p.m. on Saturday at Ohio Stadium. read more

Grenfell Tower survivor 12 suffered cyanide poisoning papers show

first_imgVictims of cyanide are effectively choked by the toxic gas. Symptoms include headaches, dizziness, confusion, vomiting and convulsions. At high concentrations it can cause rapid death.”The effects are really quick… you could die within seconds depending on the level of exposure,” clinical toxicologist and emergency medicine and critical care consultant Dr Johann Grundlingh told BBC Newsnight.”When you breathe in oxygen normally, your cells produce energy. Cyanide blocks your capability to produce energy from oxygen.” Marcio Gomes wrapped his family in wet towels after becoming stranded on the 21st floor of the Grenfell TowerCredit: “If it was in a normal situation, I could have gone out. And he was seven months. He could have survived… But because of the conditions, he passed away.” Marcio Gomes, 38, who battled the blaze at the Grenfell Tower block inferno to save his wife and two daughtersCredit: 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. Richard Hull, Professor of chemistry and fire science at the University of Central Lancashire, said: “Plastic foam insulation is effectively made from crude oil and so it’s going to combust in more or less the same way as any other petrochemical.”It’s got a lot of nitrogen in it and therefore when it burns it produces both carbon monoxide and hydrogen cyanide.”A spokesman for the British Rigid Urethane Foam Manufacturer’s Association (BRUFMA) – the trade body which represents makers of insulation of the kind used at Grenfell Tower – said no assumptions should be made about what materials created toxic gases in the fire.”Gases given off by any burning material are toxic. The greatest toxic hazard in almost all fires is due to carbon monoxide,” he said, Expressing her anger towards whoever was responsible for deciding to place cheaper, less fire retardant cladding on Grenfell Tower, Mrs Gomes said: “You just killed my son. All three women, who had been led to safety during the disaster by their father Marcio, were placed in medically induced comas when they were admitted to King’s College Hospital, in south London.It was there that they were treated with a cyanide antidote, though only Luana was diagnosed as having been poisoned. Marcio Gomes wrapped his family in wet towels after becoming stranded on the 21st floor of the Grenfell Tower It is not known what may have produced cyanide in the Grenfell fire.However experts have suggested boards fitted during a £10 million refurbishment of the 24-storey block might have filled homes with the highly toxic substance when they caught fire.They could have produced enough deadly hydrogen cyanide to fill every flat at the west London high-rise, it has been reported. Marcio Gomes, 38, who battled the blaze at the Grenfell Tower block inferno to save his wife and two daughters It comes after a public meeting between the leader of Kensington and Chelsea Council, the police and residents descended into chaos as anger about the progress of the police investigation boiled over on Wednesday.Senior investigating officer Matt Bonner was met with cries of “arrest someone” as he said the investigation would “not be quick but it would be thorough”.Kensington and Chelsea Council’s new leader Elizabeth Campbell was heckled by one audience member.After the meeting, hundreds of mourners gathered at a wall plastered in tributes in the west London neighbourhood to mark four weeks since the blaze.Among those at the vigil was Emma Dent Coad, the newly elected MP for the area, who said: “It is still chaotic, the whole process of housing people, getting them social housing, mental health help, whatever other help they are getting, obviously the people who aren’t getting help come to me. “It’s disgraceful, actually, the council are still failing people every day.” A 12-year-old girl who survived the Grenfell Tower fire was diagnosed with cyanide poisoning raising fears the toxic gas may have contributed to some of the disaster’s 80 deaths.Medical discharge papers show Luana Gomes was treated for the poisoning which may have been released by burning of insulation or plastics during the fire.Luana’s sister and mother Andreia, who was seven months pregnant at the time of the blaze, were also treated for risk of cyanide poisoning. Mrs Gomes lost her unborn baby. “There is no evidence to suggest that PIR (rigid polyisocyanurate) presents any special hazard in terms of toxicity.”In tests on buildings with PIR panels, carried out by the UK Fire Research Station, no additional hazard from smoke or toxic gases was noted compared to those due to the burning of other buildings.”last_img read more

ANOTHER VOICE – Branko Tamse RK Celje PL I am 100 for

Despite International Handball Federation still don’t want to give official response to voices of many TOP coaches who demands shot-clock as the way of attack regulation in handball, topic isn’t closed. The last coach with huge knowledge and visible results on international level, RK Celje Pivovarna Laskoa leader Branko Tamse also support idea of “shot-clock” in handball as the way to make our sport “cleaner” and clearer to the potential markets:I am 100% for shot-clock. Of course, has to be defined, whether it will be 35 or 40 seconds, what is going to happen after saves or blocks when you get another possesion of the ball. Basketball gives another attack with shorter period of time. That is a good example. That could change a lot of things in handball. Game would become faster and more interesting for all. A human factor and influence would become much smaller. Now, someone raise hand for passive attack, someone not. There is a lot of space for improvements in rules. That can change future of our sports in some countries which don’t play handball, but love sport. People in USA don’t know the rules and they aren’t interest. That is a huge problem of handball. I am the first one for these kind of changes – said Branko Tamse in interview for Balkan-Handball.com.PHOTO: RK Celje PL ← Previous Story RN Lowen beat Wisla Plock in front of only 1.152 fans! Next Story → Sead Hasanefendic to lead Algeria! read more

Over 40 Traveller groups to protest at the Dáil against racism

first_imgMore: Martin ‘very annoyed’ by Fianna Fáil councillor’s call to ‘segregate’ Travellers > MORE THAN 300 members of the Travelling community, the general public, the Irish Traveller Movement, and from over 40 Traveller groups throughout Ireland are expected to protest outside the Dáil tomorrow against Traveller racism.Damien Walshe of the Irish Travellers Movement said the protest is in response to a recent upsurge in anti-Traveller racism, “particularly from public representatives and members of the judiciary”.It also follows the recent burning of a house allocated to a Traveller family in Ballyshannon, Co Donegal.“A letter will be presented to the Taoiseach and the heads of all political parties calling on them to challenge instances of racism perpetrated by party members,” said Walshe. “It wouldn’t be acceptable for some of these comments to be made about any other group”.The protest will begin at 13.30 outside the main entrance of Leinster House at Kildare Street, Dublin 2.Read: Traveller group expresses ‘deep concern’ over judge comments >last_img read more

Greeks come away winners at poker tournament

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Greece’s Georgios Sotiropoulos has come away the winner at the World Series of Poker (WSOP) Europe after claiming the golden bracelet, making it three bracelet winners from Greece within the space of a week.The Greek pro was one of contributors to the 546 bundles of cash collected for Event #8 and walked away with more than money after defeating Paul Tedeschi heads-up.Sotiropoulos also walked away €112,133 richer in the process. Greece had never produced any winners prior to the tournament. The tournament, held in Germany’s capital Berlin, featured 2,144 players concluding last week.Despite being one of the smaller poker nations, Greece has had a recording breaking performance at the 2015 WSOPE and Sotiropoulos’s name will go down as being part of that impressive trio of wins.last_img read more

Les nouveautés dans Firefox 16 et 15

first_imgLes nouveautés dans Firefox 16 et 15 Firefox 16 est accessible aux développeurs sur le canal Aurora, tandis que la version bêta Firefox 15 s’avère disponible en téléchargement. Le point sur les innovations majeures. Alors que la version 15 du navigateur de Mozilla vient à peine de sortir en bêta, La 16e mouture se trouve déjà disponible pour les développeurs sur le canal Aurora de Firefox. Ceux-ci planchent actuellement sur le développement d’un App Store et d’une meilleure compatibilité avec le CSS3.Il s’agit notamment d’intégrer directement dans le code des nouvelles fonctions au lieu de passer par JavaScript, notamment pour les animations ou les transitions. Néanmoins, de nombreuses implémentations sont nécessaires, selon les différents moteurs de rendu (Gecko, WebKit, Presto, etc.).Mozilla explique toutefois que certaines fonctions n’ont plus besoin d’être “préfixées” grâce à Firefox 16, dont les CSS3 Animations, Transitions, Transform, Image Values, Values & Units, ainsi que les prises en charge des dégradés réalisés dans la feuille de style.Meilleure gestion de la mémoire  Des améliorations ont également été apportées au HTML 5 : La prise en charge des bases de données en local avec IndexedDB, la prose en charge de l’élément “meter” l’apparition des API Battery, Viration et Microdata. Notons que dans cette version 16, Firefox activera par défaut le codec Opus, permettant d’optimiser les conversations Audio/Vidéo sur Internet.Un codec qui est déjà présent dans la bêta de Firefox 15, mais fonctionnel uniquement pour l’audio. Elle prendra aussi en charge la lecture des fichiers PDF. Grâce aux API SVG et Canvas, le rendu des images et du texte de ce type de document va être amélioré.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Mais la fondation a surtout promis qu’elle allait améliorer la gestion de la mémoire pour cette mouture. Le projet Memshrink permettrait alors d’optimiser le fonctionnement du navigateur.”Firefox 15 empêche les fuites de mémoire causées par la plupart des add-ons, y compris Firebug”, a indiqué Nicolas Nethercote, développeur Mozilla.”Pour de nombreux utilisateurs utilisant des add-ons, cela réduira considérablement la consommation de mémoire lors de la navigation, sans pour autant nécessiter de mises à jour de ces add-ons”, a-t-il promis.   Le 26 juillet 2012 à 17:00 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

WWE announces new multiyear agreement to televise RAW and Smackdown in Germany

first_imgFacebook Bully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On Twitter Now Playing Up Next Seth Rollins Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Ronda Rousey Highlighting WWEs Problems Roman Reigns is in Remission Now Playing Up Next Google+ Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next WhatsApp WWE issued the following press released on Monday announcing a new multi-year television agreement for RAW and Smackdown in Germany.We reported over the weekend regarding a statement by WWE where they were closing to making an announcement to keep WWE TV in the country.WWE® AND PROSIEBEN MAXX ANNOUNCE MULTI-YEAR AGREEMENT FOR FLAGSHIP PROGRAMS RAW® AND SMACKDOWN®MUNICH, Germany and STAMFORD, Conn. 26 September, 2016 – WWE (NYSE: WWE) and ProSiebenSat1’s sports business cluster, 7Sports, today announced a new multi-year agreement to televise WWE’s flagship programs Raw® and SmackDown® in German on ProSieben MAXX, beginning in April 2017. This marks the first time both shows have aired on the same free-to-air channel in Germany.“We are proud that we were able to secure this deal for ProSieben MAXX,” said Zeljko Karajica, CEO, 7Sports. “This gives us the opportunity to extend our WWE coverage and make sports entertainment even more popular in Germany.”“Sports entertainment programming is in great demand with our viewers, and we are thrilled to announce that as of 2017, ProSieben MAXX will be Germany’s number one TV channel for WWE programs,” said René Carl, Managing Director, ProSieben MAXX.“ProSieben MAXX shares our vision and passion for engaging and entertaining WWE fans,” said Ed Wells, WWE Executive Vice President, International. “This partnership creates one primary destination in ProSieben MAXX for fans to enjoy our unique blend of action-packed, family entertainment.”ProSieben MAXX has aired SmackDown since April 2014. WWE’s popularity in Germany continues to grow, with more than half a million viewers on average tuning in to WWE TV programming each week.ProSieben MAXX will also serve as a marketing partner for WWE Live in Frankfurt on Wednesday, November 2 at Festhalle starting at 7pm; Munich on Thursday, November 3 at Olympiahalle starting at 7pm; Oberhausen on Tuesday, November 8 at the Koenig-Pilsner Arena starting at 7pm; and Berlin on Wednesday, November 9 at the Mercedes-Benz Arena starting at 7pm. Tickets are available at www.eventim.deAbout ProSieben MAXXProSiebenSat.1 Group’s free-to-air TV channel, ProSieben MAXX, is available to more than 85 percent of German households via cable, satellite, DVB-T and IPTV, as well as in Austria and Switzerland. Airing sports highlights such as NFL live matches, drama series, documentaries, in-house productions and movies, ProSieben MAXX offers first-class television aimed at a target group of male viewers between the ages of 14 and 39.About 7 SportsAs the sports business cluster of the ProSiebenSat.1 Group, 7Sports bundles the entire group’s innovative and digital sports portfolio. In this manner, 7Sports strives to build digital sport platforms, to expand and exploit the 360° marketing power of exclusive sports productions, to manage young talents and professional athletes, and produce first-class sporting events. 7Sports benefits from the ProSiebenSat.1 Group’s many years of experience with popular sports brands like ran.de and the successful acquisition of new platforms such as Sportdeutschland.TV,90min.com, and EverSport.tv. This complementarity creates ideal synergies across the individual sports segments. Backed by the marketing power of ProSiebenSat.1 in the sports environment, 7Sports is one of the most valuable platforms for sports-oriented advertisers, co-investors, and professional athletes in the German-speaking world.About WWEWWE, a publicly traded company (NYSE: WWE), is an integrated media organization and recognized leader in global entertainment. The company consists of a portfolio of businesses that create and deliver original content 52 weeks a year to a global audience. WWE is committed to family friendly entertainment on its television programming, pay-per-view, digital media and publishing platforms. WWE programming reaches more than 650 million homes worldwide in 25 languages. WWE Network, the first-ever 24/7 over-the-top premium network that includes all live pay-per-views, scheduled programming and a massive video-on-demand library, is currently available in more than 180 countries. The company is headquartered in Stamford, Conn., with offices in New York, Los Angeles, London, Mexico City, Mumbai, Shanghai, Singapore, Dubai, Munich and Tokyo. Additional information on WWE (NYSE: WWE) can be found at wwe.com and corporate.wwe.com. For information on our global activities, go to http://www.wwe.com/worldwide/Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipSeth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate OccasionsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -0:26 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasionscenter_img WWE RAW Preview: King of the Ring Final Match, Fallout from WWE Clash of Champions Is WWE Losing Its Audience? 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Leonardo talks about Paqueta Ibrahimovic and more

first_imgThe AC Milan technical director won the 2019 Liedholm Award and spoke about the future of signings for his teamAC Milan’s technical director Leonardo received the 2019 Liedholm Award today, and he used his time with reporters to talk about the future of signings for his team.“There is not much to say. We have a basic agreement with Flamengo, but transfer market reopens in January: so we still have a little way to go before the deal becomes official,” he said about Brazilian Paqueta according to Calcio Mercato.“Now we have to think only of the Serie A and the Europa League, not the market. What kind of player is he? At the moment, he is a Flamengo player: he still has to play some Brazilian league matches. We have to wait for January 3rd.”Cristiano Ronaldo, JuventusSerie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….As per the rumors putting Zlatan Ibrahimovic in AC Milan, he said:“It’s normal that there is also connection not only professional but even personal with him. When we arrived at Milan, we had a little thought about taking him, even at the age of 37 he is a dragger.”“Today the transfer window is closed. We have to do things calmly, we must not forget that there are some financial fair play stakes. We want to build a competitive team,” he added.last_img read more

2 burglarize vending machines at West Broward high school

first_imgPEMBROKE PINES, FLA. (WSVN) – Surveillance cameras captured two people who trespassed into West Broward High School and burglarized several vending machines.Pembroke Pines released the footage of the two men illegally roaming inside the school on July 5.Video shows the pair breaking into multiple vending machines and stealing several items before taking off.Seven machines were targeted in total.If you have any information on this burglary, call call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $3,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

1 hospitalized 1 detained after stabbing at Bayside

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – Police have taken one person into custody after an altercation between two men at Bayside Marketplace in downtown Miami ended in a stabbing that sent one of them to the hospital.City of Miami Police and Fire Rescue units responded to the scene at the shopping complex Saturday evening.Investigators said the argument started inside one of the establishments at Bayside, but did not specify which one.Police said the victim was stabbed in the chest after the fight escalated.Videos posted in social media captured the confrontation between the men, showing one of them with a bloodied shirt. Another clip shows a crowd surrounding the victim moments after he was injured. A third video shows first responders tending to the victim in a hallway.Paramedics transported the victim to Ryder Trauma Center, where he is currently undergoing surgery. His condition is unknown.Police have confirmed they have detained someone in connection to the stabbing, but did not say whether or not it was the assailant. As of Saturday night, no one has been charged.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Soldotna Mayor Role Remains Unchanged

first_imgThe ordinance was introduced by Vice Mayor Linda Murphy: “This would make the Mayor a full member of the City Council, bestowing on that position all of the powers and duties of a regular Council Member.” Soldotna Mayor Nels Anderson cast the deciding vote after a 3-3 tie vote amongst the council, at their meeting on Wednesday, July 25. The ordinance, if passed, would have allowed the mayor to actively participate in debates and vote on every motion coming before the body. It would also eliminate the veto power from the Mayor’s role. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Soldotna City Council voted down an ordinance that would have redefined the role of the Mayor for the City of Soldotna. Mayor Anderson said that the change would not affect how he already does his job: “Now, that’s just me. Anybody else who sits in this position might take an entirely different viewpoint from that.”last_img read more

Mercedes CLAClass interior design previewed ahead of CES 2019

first_imgAcura RDXThe third-generation Acura RDX squeaks into the top ten list with larger proportions, plenty of interior space and better handling than its predecessor. Forward collision warning with collision mitigation braking, adaptive cruise control that works even in low-speed traffic, lane-keeping steering assist and road departure mitigation are all standard across the board. Like its MDX counterpart, the RDX is available with the A-Spec styling package.The RDX sports a 2.0-liter, turbocharged, four-cylinder engine. Output is stated at 273 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque, and it’s mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission. The new RDX is built in East Liberty, Ohio. Mercedes-Benz,Enlarge ImageIt’s all in a day’s work for the Jeep Cherokee, the most American-made car in 2019. Jeep With high trade tensions looming and increasing talk of tariffs, more and more consumers are looking to buy American. Cars.com has released its annual American Made Index, showcasing companies that use the most American-sourced parts and labor in their vehicles. The results may surprise you.Cars.com analyzed more than 100 US-built vehicles for five key data points: manufacturing location, parts sourcing, US employment, engine sourcing and transmission sourcing. You might think something like the Ford F-150 would top the list, but it drops from its No. 5 spot for 2018 and out of the top 10 completely. Even the first-place holder, the Jeep Cherokee, is a pretty global product. It’s a Jeep, sure, but that brand is part of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, an Italian-owned business.Cars.com surveyed 1,000 people and found that half are concerned about automotive import tariffs, with 41% saying they are unsure if tariffs would make them more likely to buy American. Either way, we’re big fans of all the vehicles on this list. These days, buying American doesn’t necessarily mean sticking with a US-based automaker. Honda PilotDropping down to seventh place for 2019 is the Honda Pilot. Like its two-row Passport sibling, the three-row Pilot offers parent-focused technology like Cabin Talk as well as myriad standard driver-assistance features through the Honda Sensing tech suite. Honda’s largest crossover offers up nearly 84 cubic feet of cargo space. Honda’s 3.5-liter V6 engine shows up again, making a serviceable 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. Touring and Elite trims get a nine-speed automatic transmission while lower trims have to make do with a six-speed auto. The Honda Pilot is made in Lincoln, Alabama. 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better CES 2019 2019 Jeep Cherokee can handle the rough stuff 2019 Honda Pilot Elite: A smoother, tech-rich crossover SUV Tags 2019 GMC Canyon: A fancier Colorado Preview • 2019 Mercedes-Benz A220 Sedan: A class above 2019 Honda Passport: A well-rounded midsize offering 2019 Chevy Colorado ZR2 Bison: An off-road animal Comment Honda RidgelineAgain keeping the status quo, the Honda Ridgeline maintains third place on the American Made Index. This crossover-that-looks-like-a-truck provides a better ride than a traditional pickup and gets an awesome lockable trunk right in the floor of the bed. And it doesn’t do the truck stuff too badly, either, as it’s able to carry 1,860 pounds of payload and tow 3,500 pounds.The Ridgeline is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 good for 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. That is channeled through a six-speed automatic transmission with available all-wheel drive. It’s built in Lincoln, Alabama. 2019 GMC Sierra Denali review: So close to greatness Share your voice Comments More about 2019 Mercedes-Benz A220 Chevrolet ColoradoMaking its debut in the top 10 is the Chevrolet Colorado. Shown here in the tough ZR2 Bison off-road spec, the Chevy Colorado is an excellent truck and one of the two midsize pickups you can get with a diesel engine. Adding to the ZR2’s two-inch lift and front and rear locking differentials, the Bison gets beefier skid plates (trust me, that’s a good thing), steel bumpers and integrated recovery points. Heck, you can even get a snorkel.Base models get a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine with a six-speed manual transmission, but a more popular choice is the 3.6-liter V6 gas engine with 308 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of torque, mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. Meanwhile, the 2.8-liter diesel pumps out 186 horsepower and a delicious 369 pound-feet of twist and is mated to a six-speed automatic. The Chevy Colorado is built in Wentzville, Missouri. Acura MDXMoving up one slot to sixth place on the American Made Index is the non-hybrid variant of the Acura MDX. With its SH-AWD system, the MDX is one of the better handling midsize luxury crossovers, and for 2019 the company gives us the A-Spec treatment with a new front fascia and side skirts, 20-inch wheels, wider exhaust tips, unique gauges, a new steering wheel, carbon fiber trim and various Alcantara interior touches.However, both the standard and A-Spec models get a 3.5-liter V6 engine, rated for 290 horsepower and 267 pound-feet of torque going through a nine-speed automatic transmission. The Acura MDX is made in East Liberty, Ohio.  2019 Acura RDX A-Spec: Sharp handling, sharper looks 12 Photos 18 Photos GMC CanyonIf you’re looking for a slightly fancier version of the Colorado that’s more focused on luxe than dirt, check out the GMC Canyon. The top Denali trim gets standard heated and ventilated front seats as well as a heated steering wheel. Maximum payload capability is 1,665 pounds while max towing is a fairly healthy 7,600 pounds.The Canyon is available with the same 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, 3.6-liter V6 or 2.8-liter diesel as the Chevrolet Colorado. It’s also built in Wentzville, Missouri. Share your voice The teaser video is actually meant to highlight Interior Assistant, a cabin feature introduced earlier in the new Mercedes GLE-Class crossover. Mercedes said that in the GLE the gesture-recognition feature “can recognise hand and arm movements and supports operating intentions.” In this video of the CLA-Class, the function appears to allow for automatically switching on the cabin ambient lights when reaching across for something left in the passenger footwell.We’ll learn more about the new Mercedes CLA-Class when it is revealed next week at CES 2019 in Las Vegas. For now, it’s safe to say we expect it to closely match the A-Class in most important ways, though sleeker styling and a more coupe-like sloping roofline will most likely impinge on rear-seat headroom. 2019 Honda Ridgeline: The commuter’s pickup truck 2019 Acura MDX adds new features and an A-Spec model 26 Photos Honda PassportThe Honda Passport is a new (well, reborn) entry to both the Honda lineup and the American Made Index. This midsize crossover comes to the fray with great driving dynamics and plenty of tech like the standard Honda Sensing suite of active safety features. An available 8-inch touchscreen gets Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as well as a Wi-Fi hotspot.Under the hood is the stalwart 3.5-liter V6 producing 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. However unlike the Ridgeline, the Passport sends that power through a nine-speed automatic transmission. Having said that, just like the Ridgeline, this is the only powertrain available. The Honda Passport is built in Lincoln, Alabama.center_img 2019 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport loves to hustle 49 Photos 81 Photos 56 Photos 2019 Honda Odyssey offers plenty of room and features for families 2019 Honda Ridgeline review: Light duty, heavy punch General Motors Chevrolet Honda Jeep Acura 71 Photos More From Roadshow More From Roadshow 52 Photos 10 Photos Jeep CherokeeKeeping its top-of-the-list placement, the Jeep Cherokee is 2019’s most American-made car. Refreshed for 2019, the compact crossover now features more tech, better cargo space and a slightly tweaked look. It’s available in no fewer the nine trims, including the off-road specific Trailhawk and a fancy-pants Trailhawk Elite.For 2019, the Cherokee gets a new 2.0-liter, turbocharged, four-cylinder engine with 270 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque, though naturally aspirated I4 and V6 choices are also available. Regardless of engine, a nine-speed automatic transmission gets the power to the pavement — or dirt as the case may be. The Cherokee is made in Belvidere, Illinois. 1 68 Photos 2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class redefines entry level 69 Photos The interior looks pretty similar to the inside of the A-Class. Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-Benz has not been shy about teasing its forthcoming CLA-Class, and now a new video, posted to the automaker’s Facebook page on Wednesday, offers our first look at the car’s interior. Unsurprisingly, the dashboard and center console appear extremely similar to the design of the 2019 Mercedes A-Class sedan.Just as in the A-Class, the second-generation CLA will have (at least as an option) a full-digital instrument cluster, a trio of turbine-inspired air vents on the dash and a large touchscreen infotainment system running the automaker’s new MBUX software. On the center console, look for a touchpad controller to further interact with MBUX, as well as various buttons for controlling other in-car functions. 2019 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison: A tougher off-roader Chevrolet CorvetteMoving up from the 10th-place slot last year is the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette. While we’ve all been ogling the new mid-engine Corvette, it’s easy to forget what a performance bargain the current-generation ‘Vette is. From the base trim to the Grand Sport to the bonkers ZR1, the Corvette is an American icon.My preference is for the Grand Sport, which strikes a perfect balance between everyday drivability and canyon-carving performance. The 6.2-liter V8 puts out 460 horsepower and 465 pound-feet of torque. You can get it with a seven-speed manual or eight-speed automatic transmission, but the kicker is the borrowed chassis and aero parts from the beefier Z06. Like I said, perfect balance. The Corvette is made in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Review • 2019 Mercedes-Benz A220 review: Raising the entry-level bar 4 Honda OdysseyThe feature-rich Honda Odyssey minivan also retains its number-two slot from last year’s list. While the 2019 model doesn’t see any changes from last, it’s still a darn good choice for families on the go with reconfigurable seats, Wi-Fi and an excellent rear-seat entertainment system. The Cabin Watch video system lets parents keep an eye on their little darlings without turning around in their seats, while Cabin Talk amplifies their voice so no yelling is required.The Odyssey is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 rated for 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. Most trims get a nine-speed automatic but the top Touring and Elite trims now use a 10-speed automatic with stop-start technology. The Honda Odyssey is made in Lincoln, Alabama. 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For Haines and Skagway 2016 was the warmest year on record

first_imgThree cruise ship docked in Skagway’s port in Sept. 2016. (Photo by Emily Files, KHNS – Haines)Things got a little heated in the Northern Lynn Canal last year. Both Haines and Skagway experienced the warmest year of record in 2016. They’re not alone. Communities across Alaska felt above average temperatures.Listen nowRick Thoman is a Climate Science and Services Manager at the National Weather Service in Alaska.“The warmest year of record observed from Metlakatla, to Barrow, to Dutch Harbor, and most places in between,” Thoman said. “At least based on the data we have so far, every single long-term climate site in Alaska had a top-three year and the majority… 2016 is the warmest year of record.”Haines and Skagway are both in that category. For each community, the National Weather Service doesn’t have a long, continuous record of observations. But the information they do have dates back more than a century. They’re able to use the available data and information from other communities to make these kinds of determinations confidently.“In this case, for northernmost Southeast, we do have the case where we have observations from at least either Haines or Skagway in some of the very warmest years,” Thoman said.In Haines, the average temperature in 2016 was 44.3 degrees, the highest ever recorded, about 3.1 degrees above average.“That doesn’t sound like very much but looking at a whole year, that’s a very substantial departure,” Thoman said. “In fact it is over half a degree warmer than the second warmest year, for which we have nearly complete observations for Haines.”That second warmest year in Haines was 1981. In Skagway, Thoman said the average temperature last year was 44.8 degrees.“That was just about three degrees above normal,” Thoman said. “And the previous warmest year for Skagway was 1926, with an average of 44.4. So the 2016 exceeded that by almost half a degree. And that 1926 was an exceptionally warm year over nearly all of Alaska. So the fact that Skagway exceeded that in 2016 is a good sign that really there are no other warmer years in the last century plus in the area.”Last year’s warm temperatures did not come out of nowhere, and they’re not unique to the Upper Lynn Canal.“The last couple of years have been very warm across Southeast Alaska,” Thoman said. “Certainly part of the very long-term trend. Of course there’s considerable year-to-year variability. And it’s not quite as dramatic as in other places in Alaska where changes in sea ice for instance are really driving temperatures up. We don’t have those kinds of issues around Southeast, but certainly part of the long term trend.”Another factor Thoman looked at is precipitation.“Precipitation for 2016 for Haines was above average, about 117 percent of normal, but certainly nowhere near records,” Thoman said.But it was a significant year compared to other areas around the state.“From a statewide perspective, one of the most interesting things is Northern Southeast was one of the few areas that was actually snowier than average during 2016 up at the customs station, of course often one of the snowiest places in Alaska,” Thoman said. “Almost the only place in the state that actually wound up with significantly above normal snowfall for 2016.”Thoman is referring to the customs station on the Haines Highway, at the Canadian border. Right now, the preliminary data is available for specific locations around the state. Statewide and regional analysis will be released later this month.last_img read more

World Adivasi Day celebrated at Araku Valley with pomp

first_imgVisakhapatnam: Deputy Chief Minister and Tribal Welfare Minister Pamula Pushpa Sreevani said on Friday that in tribal areas, Girijans will have all rights. She took part in tribal festival held as a part of World Adivasi Day at NTR Grounds, Araku Valley. Srivani said that Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy was according top priority to tribal welfare. Also Read – DGP Gautam Sawang warns over objectional posts on social media Advertise With Us “In the recent budget, Rs.4,988 crore has been allotted to tribals. Chief Minister has announced to set up a medical college in Paderu,” she said, adding that Rs.66 crore has already been allotted for the college. Similarly, she said Rs.32.40 crore has been sanctioned for DWCRA women. Tourism Minister M Srinivasa Rao said 75% of jobs in various sectors will be given to local tribals. Araku MLA Chetti Palguna said that the State government has allotted Rs.1 crore for the development of the constituency. While taking part in the festivities, Sreevani joined the dance floor with the tribals.last_img read more

Uber Stalker General Manager of Uber New York to be Investigated for

first_imgUber, the famous ride-sharing cab service, is probably having its worst month ever.After Uber’s senior vice president Emil Michael was caught making offensive and hostile comments towards journalists at a dinner party, another top executive is now being investigated for “stalking” on the company’s exclusive tool called “God View.”Uber said that it is investigating Josh Mohrer, general manager of Uber New York, for “tracking” the whereabouts of Buzzfeed reporter Johana Bhuiyan, who had scheduled a meeting with him at the company’s Long Island headquarters. When Bhuiyan arrived at the venue, Mohrer said that he was tracking her on his iPhone.That wasn’t the first time though. In a previous discussion with Bhuiyan over rival Lyft, Mohrer sent Bhuiyan detailed logs of her Uber trips.Uber’s hostility towards journalists, especially those that ridicule the company, came under the public spotlight after VP Michael said that they should hire a team that could “dig up dirt” on journalists’ personal lives and “nobody would know it was us.”But Uber’s creepy ways don’t just extend to journalists.Venture Capitalist Peter Sims revealed that in 2011 he started receiving unsolicited texts from a random person while in an Uber car who told him that he was being tracked and should be “honored to have been one of the chosen,” The Verge reports.What’s “God View”Uber has an exclusive company tool called “God View” which allows the user to track all its cabs and its locations. It also gives the user access to the customer’s travel data.Former Uber employees told Buzzfeed earlier that the “God View” tool was only available to top-level corporates. The company has however kept mum on the existence of such a tool.Uber’s Privacy PolicyIn the light of recent events, Uber recently revealed its privacy policy which read:”Uber has a strict policy prohibiting all employees at every level from accessing a rider or driver’s data. The only exception to this policy is for a limited set of legitimate business purposes. Our policy has been communicated to all employees and contractors.”Uber also says that it can use your IP Address, credit card info, email, name, phone number and location to facilitate future pickups and drops. The company also mentions that user accounts will not be deleted at any cost unless the user drops in a written application.It’s only logical that Uber has a monitoring service of sorts to track its cabs for general security and business reasons. But the executives seem to be crossing the lines sometimes.Uber’s strategy?Some are interpreting the “God View” tool and the whole tracking system as Uber’s strategy of wiping away competition and fighting off criticism. Uber came under fire recently after one of its drivers told a customer battling cancer that she deserved to be sick. The company has also been accused of promoting misogyny marketing its rides with taglines like “free rides with beautiful women.”But is that really working?”I think more than anything else, they have a ‘win at all cost’ culture. In some ways I’d argue that’s why entrepreneurs win, but I think Uber crosses that line,” an investor who requested anonymity told CNN Money.last_img read more

W Paatii OfosuAmaah Dies at 65

first_imgWilliam Jacob Paatii Ofosu-Amaah was born in Accra, Ghana on July 13, 1950 to Lawrence and Bernice Ofosu-Amaah. As the last born child in a large family, he always received a lot of attention from many family members.He was a precocious boy and was seen in the barber’s shop mingling with much older people. He took pride in the fact that he played for the neighborhood soccer team.  With accelerated promotion, he completed the first 4 years of primary school in 2 years.  As a result, throughout his education, he was always the youngest in the class.He attended Adisadel College in Cape Coast, where he made many friends with whom he kept in touch throughout his life.  He was a bright young man and received a degree from the Law Faculty of the University of Ghana at age 20.  He continued his legal education in the United States and received a degree from Harvard Law School in 1972.He met the love of his life when he was 18 in Accra.  After a long distance romance when they were both students, he and Waafas were married in London in 1976.  The newlyweds spent the first few years of marriage in Rome where Paatii drove his Alpha Romeo, developed an affinity for fine clothing, and they both enjoyed spaghetti alle vongole, which they later cooked often for their children. They had a long and happy marriage and almost 40 years later, they still debated the date of their Anniversary.Paatii began his legal career as an Associate at Davis Polk & Wardwell in New York from 1973 to 1975, then as a Legal Officer at the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the UN in Rome from 1975 to 1978.  This was followed by an illustrious 30-year career at the World Bank in Washington, D.C.Paatii cared deeply about the legal dimensions of international development.  He contributed greatly to the World Bank’s operations, overseeing legal aspects of over 500 project financings in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean and the Middle East. He also pioneered, with colleagues, various legal and judicial reform projects.Appointed in 2003 as the institution’s Vice President and Corporate Secretary, he worked closely with three World Bank Presidents. Paatii also published and contributed to several books, articles and papers on World Bank policies and operations, including, legal and judicial reform, combating corruption, project and infrastructure finance, post-conflict reconstruction, and governance and capacity building in Africa. He lectured at various institutions around the world, including the International  Development Law Institute in Rome, the International Law Institute in Washington, D.C., and as a Visiting Professor at Queen Mary College (London University).After retiring from the World Bank at the end of 2007, he devoted his time to serving Africa more directly. He was the Special Advisor to the President of the African Development Bank from 2008 to 2015.  Most recently, he was a member of the African Union High Level Implementation Panel, facilitating negotiations between the Republics of Sudan and South Sudan. He served on the Boards of the African University of Science and Technology, the Nelson Mandela Institution, and the International Law Institute – African Centre for Legal Excellence.Paatii will be remembered most for his commitment to Africa and love for Ghana, loyalty to his friends and colleagues, zest for life, quirky sense of humor and humility.  He believed strongly in the notion that the law can be used as an instrument for change in international development.Paatii was a proud African with a passionate and unwavering belief in the advancement of the continent. He was a mentor to many, was generous with his time, and he treated everyone he came across, regardless of status or position, with warmth and kindness.  He was strong but gentle, and he used his charm as an asset to resolve complex problems during negotiations.  Always well-dressed and with an infectious smile and laugh, Paatii could  bring levity to any situation.  While his mission was African’s development, his professional journey was made special by the relationships with the people he met from all over the world. He paved the way for many more Africans in his field.Paatii’s self-proclaimed most important, and perhaps, most successful job was that of “family man.” His true joy in life was attending his children’s events; he attended games and performances, even if he had to return to the office afterwards.  He danced to any and all music, but loved Ghanaian Highlife and the great songs by Bob Marley.  He was a connoisseur of African cuisine, though his favorite food was  plantains. At the Ofosu-Amaah dinner table, the plate full of plantains always somehow stayed within arm’s reach of Paatii.  He compiled an impressive collection of West African art.He enjoyed shopping, music festivals, watching sports, and “bonding” as he called it, with his children and many nieces and nephews, who were always welcome at the house. Ghana was more than a homeland for Paatii; it was his “paradise.”  He spent as much time as he possibly could in Ghana. He was excited about permanently retiring there to enjoy his new house, spend time with family and dear wife, reconnect with old friends, and become an Accra Boy again.Paatii’s passing was sudden and unexpected, but we are comforted that he lived his life to the fullest and knew how much he was loved.  He experienced every corner of the world, genuinely pursued his passions, was proud of his homeland, and was unabashedly himself.  In his personal and professional life, we know that he always embodied the aspiration to “do what you can with what you have to leave a place better than you inherited it,” and for that, we are deeply proud.  Paatii is survived by his wife, Waafas; son, Nii Amaah and his wife Sara; daughter, Naabia; siblings Samuel and his wife Virginia Ofosu-Amaah, George K.A. Ofosu-Amaah and his wife Elizabeth Ohene, May and her husband Oko Nartey, Vincent Ofosu-Amaan and his wife Naa Lamiley Amoah; and countless cousins, nieces and nephews.  He will be sorely missed by everyone who knew him.last_img read more