U-17 WC: Indian players from oldest to youngest

first_imgIndia U17 2017 U-17 World Cup: India skipper Amarjit Singh among the youngest in the squad Goal Last updated 2 years ago 05:05 30/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) India U17 World Cup team Indian Football Twitter India U17 U17 World Cup Indian captain Amarjit Singh is among the youngest players in the squad which will take part in the upcoming FIFA U-17 World Cup…. The India U-17 side will be embarking on a historic journey on October 6th when they take on USA in their first ever FIFA World Cup match at the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium, New Delhi. Hosts India are placed in Group A alongside USA, Colombia and Ghana.Led by captain Amarjit Singh Kiyam, the 21-member Indian side will be the first ever football team from India to take part in a FIFA World Cup at any level. Portuguese coach Luis Norton de Matos, after seven months of rigorous monitoring and hard work, has selected the best possible squad for the grand tournament.Midfielder Nongdamba Naorem is the oldest player in the current Indian side whose age is 17 years and 9 months followed by Boris Singh, Abhijit Sarkar and Indian origin goalkeeper Sunny Dhaliwal. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. The skipper Amarjit Singh is among the youngest players in the team. He is 16 years nine months old. Ninthoinganba Meetei, who was born on 13th July 2001, is the youngest player of the lot.Here are the ages of the 21-member Indian squad for the upcoming FIFA U-17 World Cup. (List in descending order).Nongdamba Naorem – 17 years (2/1/2000)Boris Singh – 17 years (3/1/2000)Abhijit Sarkar – 17 years (5/1/2000)Sunny Dhaliwal – 17 years (30/1/2000)Rahul Kannoly Praveen – 17 years (16/3/2000)Rahim Ali – 17 years (21/4/2000)Dheeraj Singh – 17 years (4/7/2000)Hendry Antonay – 17 years (22/5/2000)Namit Deshpande – 17 years (9/6/2000)Aniket Jadhav – 17 years (1/7/2000)Suresh Singh – 17 years (7/8/2000)Anwar Ali – 17 years (28/8/2000)Komal Thatal – 17 years (18/9/2000)Md. Shahjahan – 17 years (3/10/2000)Lalengmawia – 17 years (17/10/2000)Prabhsukhan Gill – 16 years (2/1/2001)Amarjit Singh Kiyam – 16 years (6/1/2001)Sanjeev Stalin – 16 years (17/1/2001)Jitendra Singh – 16 years (13/6/2001)Jeakson Singh – 16 years (21/6/2001)Ninthoinganba Meetei – 16 years (13/7/2001)last_img read more

Merry Christmas From Touch Football Australia

first_imgOn behalf of the Touch Football Australia (TFA) Board of Management and staff, I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their contribution to our sport over the 2012 year. As an organisation, we are extremely proud of everything that has been achieved and look forward to the challenges that lie ahead in 2013. In particular, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the staff for their ongoing enthusiasm, professionalism and dedication to the goals we have set for Touch Football. The TFA office will be closed from Friday, 21 December 2012 until Wednesday, 2 January 2013. Please be aware only limited staff will return at this time and this may result in a delay to your enquiries. We wish all of those involved in our game a safe and enjoyable Christmas period and a well-deserved break. See you for what promises to be an amazing 2013.Merry Christmas and a happy new year. Colm MaguireChief Executive Officer – Touch Football AustraliaRelated LinksMerry Xmas From TFAlast_img read more

Cheaper New Year for Regular Ferry Users

first_imgDaily commuters on Nova Scotia’s ferries will save $100 when they purchase annual passenger vehicle passes, beginning Jan. 1, 2007. “Ferries are a crucial link in the province’s transportation network and a part of many Nova Scotians’ daily lives,” said Angus MacIsaac, Minister of Transportation and Public Works. “The new rate structure reflects the needs of those ferry users, while, at the same time, keeping ferries viable and sustainable.” The new fare structure will provide relief to passengers and commercial vehicles that use the ferry service regularly by encouraging the purchase of annual passes. Passes increase efficiency, reducing the transactions and wait times in ferry lineups. Currently, 13.9 per cent of ferry users buy annual passes, while 57.6 per cent purchase books of tickets. There is no rate change for the books. The cost of passenger vehicle passes is being reduced to $150 per year from $250. As well, small businesses with commercial fleets of less than 10 vehicles will see the cost of the first vehicle pass reduced to $600 from $1,000 — $400 saving. This is the first significant ferry rate change since 2002, when rates were increased to strike a balance between operating costs and ferry revenues. Ads will run in newspapers about the new fare structure. Fare information is also available on the department website at www.gov.ns.ca/tran . The department conducted a customer satisfaction survey in 2005 and found that 88 per cent of the respondents were satisfied with provincial ferry services. The department operates four cable ferries, which are located in LaHave, Country Harbour, Little Narrows and Englishtown. It has three ocean-going ferries, two at Digby Neck, at Petit Passage and Grand Passage, and one on Tancoock Island.last_img read more

Staff Complete Investigation of Winter Fish Kill

first_imgA Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture staff investigation of aquaculture sites affected by a salmon and trout fish kill earlier this year has concluded environmental conditions, not disease, were likely responsible. “This was a harsh winter in Nova Scotia and our fish health veterinarians have concluded this was the likely cause of the fish kill experienced at sites around the province,” said Fisheries and Aquaculture Minister Keith Colwell. “No significant disease agents were detected at any of the sites and cleanup has been completed by the operators.” Financial losses from the fish kill do not involve the provincial government and no compensation will be provided. “This is a rare situation related to one of the coldest winters we’ve experienced in a long time,” said Mr. Colwell. “As we go forward, we’ll continue to proactively release information related to investigations as we have done in this case. That’s part of our commitment to enhanced transparency in the regulation of aquaculture in Nova Scotia.”last_img read more

BJP issues gag order on Pragya Thakur

first_imgControversial Bhopal MP Pragya Thakur has been virtually isolated within the party and told by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) not to speak in public, after embarrassing the leadership with a string of gaffes in recent months, two party leaders said. The BJP’s Madhya Pradesh head Rakesh Singh conveyed the warning to Thakur, 49, that the next verbal indiscretion would be followed by “serious” action against her, said the two leaders, who spoke on condition of anonymity. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details In her latest public remarks, Thakur said at a condolence meeting in Bhopal on Monday that “black magic” practised by the Opposition may have been behind deaths of top leaders of the BJP, including former Union ministers Arun Jaitley and Sushma Swaraj, and former Madhya Pradesh chief minister Babulal Gaur. “A saint met me during Lok Sabha elections and told me that the Opposition might use black magic (marak shakti) against the BJP, and that it would harm the party and the leaders who are efficient, hardworking and manage the party affairs,” Thakur said. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from Thursday “I had forgotten what the saint had said in the crowd, but when I see today that party’s top leaders Shushma ji, Jaitley ji and Babulal Gaur ji are dying while undergoing pain, it occurs to me if it [the prophesy] is true,” she added. “You may or may not believe it but the truth won’t change,” she said. Just a week earlier, at a condolence meeting for Swaraj in Bhopal, Thakur kept sending slips of paper to the local BJP leadership requesting that she be allowed to say a few words in honour of the late former Union minister, but her requests were ignored, local leaders said. “We couldn’t do the same at Monday’s meeting because Babulal Gaur was a Bhopal leader and so it was unavoidable that the Bhopal MP speaks. The party realizes that every time she speaks, she inevitably makes mistakes,” said a leader who is privy to the decision to gag Thakur. Her aide JP Sharma said, “Do you think anyone can stop Sadhviji from speaking?” When confronted with BJP claims that she had been excluded from invitations to various events including one hosted by the mayor of Bhopal recently, he said Thakur had not attended the events because she was unwell. “She falls ill very frequently. Sometimes, she sits down and immediately feels unwell. So she doesn’t go out too much,” said Sharma. Till date, no party worker has been appointed as her constituency representative. Party leaders said that it was because workers were not keen to work with Thakur, who has been reprimanded by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the past. When she made a statement during the Lok Sabha election that Mahatma Gandhi’s assassin Nathuram Godse was a “true patriot”, Modi said that he could never forgive her from his heart for that remark. Thakur has also not been allotted accommodation in Bhopal yet. “It’s unfair to say only she hasn’t been allotted [accommodation], there are many others,” said Sharma, adding, “she has many devotees and they all want her to stay with them.” Former BJP minister and senior Madhya Pradesh leader Hitesh Bajpai played down the gag order. “We know that some controversies have happened due to her opinions at various platforms. it may be due to misunderstanding of her statements by the media–she is a non-political type of political person,” he said.Senior leaders admit that the gag order is difficult to implement because Thakur, as an MP, is bound to be making speeches . “We also make concessions for the fact that she has been tortured in prison,” said a leader to HT. Thakur, an accused in the 2008 Malegaon bomb blast case in Maharashtra, has made several controversial statements in the past. She said Mumbai’s anti-terrorist squad chief Hemant Karkare, who died in the 26/11 terrorist attacks in Mumbai, had perished because of a curse had put on him when he was investigating the blasts. At another point of time, Thakur also claimed that cow urine had cured her of cancer.”The case of Pragya Thakur is the result of the BJP’S conflicting pursuits — on the one hand it must please fringe forces to humour the core ideological constituency. But on the other hand, there is need to be modernist and secure the support of ‘middle’ India. The challenge is to balance between these contrasting purposes and thus people like her will be frowned upon and publicly sidelined but chances of disciplinary action is remote,” said author and political analyst Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay.(Inputs from Hindustan Times)last_img read more

Police in Quebec make more than 60 Hells Angelsrelated arrests

first_imgMONTREAL – A Montreal-area police officer is among more than 60 people arrested in a wide-ranging crackdown on the Hells Angels and their associates for alleged drug-related activities.Provincial police say they’ve dismantled three narcotics sales networks from the leadership right down to the distributors.They estimate the networks had made $10 million over eight months trafficking cocaine and synthetic drugs.Some of the accused are also charged with fentanyl and cannabis trafficking.Police say all of those arrested were either members or associates of the biker gang with the exception of a municipal police officer from Repentigny who allegedly acted as a courier for the Hells members.As many as 16 other people are being sought after raids conducted in more than 20 municipalities in Quebec and New Brunswick.Authorities say those targeted in the raids included the four bosses who allegedly oversaw three different Hells chapters.Tuesday’s arrests followed raids that took place in January and February.last_img read more

Canada caught in the crossfire of USChina trade dispute

first_imgOne of Canada’s top economists says Canada is caught in the crossfire of a U.S.-China trade dispute.The United States announced Tuesday, they were considering 10 per cent tariffs on a long list of Chinese goods totalling $200-billion, including fish and apples.And now China is ready to slap tariffs on American goods like French doors.Benjamin Tal, Deputy Chief Economist for CIBC, said he can’t see any scenario where Canada is winning.“Yes, there are some pockets that will be benefitting from increased demand from China, but overall it is a negative for Canada, period,” he said.“We will be losing market share. If the Americans cannot export to China, they will look for markets in Canada — Europeans will look at the other markets, and all of a sudden Canada will be damaged.”Americans won’t officially announce whether these tariffs will go ahead until after August 31, but some industries are already feeling the pinch.Canadian soybean farmers are feeling the pain from already imposed Chinese tariffs on American goods.The price has plummeted because Canadian prices are set based on American ones.“The trade dispute between China and the U.S. is a big deal, and to the extent that it goes to a full scale war that potentially is recessionary basically for the global economy so we have to be careful here,” Tal said.He said Donald Trump has a challenge ahead.“If you are Trump, you basically want to go after China only after you make sure that NAFTA is a go. So, now he’s fighting two wars and that’s a bit complicated,” Tal said.last_img read more

Commissioner says RCMP has no cases of alleged coerced sterilization but invites

first_imgRCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki told the House of Commons health committee Tuesday that her force is not aware of any cases, past or present, involving coerced sterilization. APTN file photo.APTN NewsThe RCMP is seeking the names of potential victims of coerced sterilization procedures and wants lawyers to help in the process, RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki said Tuesday.In testimony before the House of Commons health committee, Lucki said the RCMP is willing to meet with victims, adding it would be helpful if lawyers could talk to complainants about coming forward.“The lawyers…if they were to speak with those victims and provide them the options of coming to the police, we would absolutely sit down with each and every victim that they had to look at it from a criminal point of view,” she said.“Obviously they are not going to release their names without their consent as well. But…if we were to have those conversations, and possibly we could convince victims to come forward through the lawyers, that would be one avenue that we could explore.”MPs asked Lucki to testify as part of a study about ongoing concerns from predominantly Indigenous women who allege they were coerced or forced into tubal ligation procedures during childbirth.Her testimony also followed a letter sent this spring by NDP health critic Don Davies who asked the RCMP to conduct an investigation of serious and credible allegations that have been brought forward.APTN Investigates has reported a number of alleged coerced sterilizations of Indigenous women.One woman who can’t be named because of a court imposed publication ban, told APTN that, when she gave birth to a baby girl at the Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon in 2010, she was pressured into consenting to permanent sterilization by a physician, a social worker, and hospital staff because she was a recovering addict.An incident of coerced sterilization of an Indigenous women is alleged to have taken place at the Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon, Sask. in 2010. APTN file photo.“They clearly heard me say I do not want to do this,” she said. “It was clear I didn’t want to do this. They kept harassing me and harassing me every time they came in my room.”After she went public with her story, other Indigenous women began to come forward with similar accounts.Another woman, who also can’t be named, told APTN told she was pressured into sterilization at the hospital while in full labour with her second child in 2008.“I didn’t have any family or friends with me,” she said. “One of the nurses had approached me and she said, “You know, clearly you don’t want to be in this kind of position again and there’s this option available of having your tubes tied.”She said staff told her there were no side effects and that the procedure could be reversed.Lucki told Davies in a March letter that the force would work with commanding officers in each province and territory as well as other police agencies to see if any complaints have been reported.“To date, we have no allegations that are on file for forced or coerced sterilization that were found to be reported to the RCMP directly,” Lucki said Tuesday, explaining the RCMP takes all criminal allegations very seriously and that the force has reached out to the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police to raise awareness.In 2017, the Saskatchewan Health Region issued a public apology after complaints from Indigenous women, and a proposed class-action lawsuit was launched naming as defendants the Saskatoon Health Authority, the provincial and federal governments, and a handful of medical professionals.Dr. Judith Bartlett, a Métis physician who co-authored the external review, told the committee on Tuesday that Indigenous women interviewed for the report often felt invisible, profiled and powerless.She also said she does not believe women will come forward to the RCMP because there is “no safety there for them.”Those interviewed for the report were granted anonymity, she said, noting they often felt much better having been able to express the harm done to them.Much more research is needed to understand the scope of the problem because any time an individual is asked to make a decision when they’re not in the state of mind to weigh pros and cons constitutes coercion, Bartlett said.Dr. Jennifer Blake, chief executive of the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada, told MPs that obtaining consent for tubal ligations at the time of delivery should be avoided at all costs. She also noted that when she first learned of allegations a forced sterilizations, she thought it was in reference to a historical issue.Last Tuesday, lawyer Alisa Lombard, a partner with the firm Semaganis Worme Lombard, told the health committee she represents a client, referred to as D.D.S., was sterilized without proper and informed consent in December 2018 at a Moose Jaw, Sask., hospital.That same month, the United Nations Committee Against Torture urged Canada to act to address the issue of coerced sterilization, setting a one-year deadline to report back on progress.In response, Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor and Jane Philpott, then Indigenous services minister, sent a letter to provinces and territories proposing a working group of officials to discuss the concerns.Health Canada said Tuesday the group has had “productive discussions” about the scope and purpose of the federal-provincial-territorial plan to “advance cultural safety and humility in the health system.”As a first step, officials decided Health Canada would take the lead on “an environmental scan of cultural safety initiatives and practices across Canada,” the agency said in a statement.Lucki told the health committee the level of trust of the RCMP among Indigenous peoples “varies…depending on the community,” and that RCMP is working at developing empathy in addition to compassion.“It falls in line not just with reconciliation,” she said. “But if…our organization can learn to walk a mile in somebody’s shoes I think we would have a better understanding of their circumstance. And they would be treated differently if we had that understanding.”The commissioner also noted that investigations of alleged coerced sterilization “would fall under the mandate of the police of jurisdiction,” which in areas with municipal or provincial forces may not be the RCMP.Earlier this month the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls released its final report, citing coerced sterilization as one of the forms of violence against Indigenous women contributing to the inquiry’s findings of genocide.Among its calls for justice, which its Chief Commissioner Marion Buller referred to as “legal imperatives” for governments and other stakeholders, the inquiry called upon “all governments and health service providers to recognize that Indigenous Peoples…are the experts in caring for and healing themselves, and that health and wellness services are most effective when they are designed and delivered by the Indigenous Peoples they are supposed to serve.”The inquiry also called on institutions and health service providers “to ensure that all persons involved in the provision of health services to Indigenous Peoples receive ongoing training, education, and awareness in areas including, but not limited to: the history of colonialism in the oppression and genocide of Inuit, Métis, and First Nations Peoples.”With files from Cullen Crozier and The Canadian Press.news@aptn.calast_img read more

Closing Bell TSX lower traders cautious ahead of Greek election rising borrowing

TORONTO — The Toronto stock market closed in the red Thursday as growing uncertainty about the future of the eurozone discouraged buyers.Here are the closing numbersTSX — 11,466.42 -31.45 -0.27%S&P 500 — 1,329.10 +14.22 1.08%Dow — 12,651.91 +155.53 1.24%Nasdaq — 2,836.33 +17.72 0.63%There was also caution ahead of Greek elections on Sunday.The S&P/TSX composite index edged 31.45 points lower to 11,466.42 with traders also focused on Spain and Italy as the two countries felt the pressure of higher borrowing costs.“I don’t think anybody is feeling strongly bullish by any means,” said Sadiq Adatia, chief investment officer at Sun Life Global Investment.“People want to see what the situation looks like in Greece with the election and it’s a wait and see approach here.”The TSX Venture Exchange gained 8.46 points to 1,252.33.The Canadian dollar was up 0.52 of a US cent to 97.68 US cents.U.S. markets were positive on hopes that the Federal Reserve could signal the possibility of another round of economic stimulus at its meeting next week and rumours that eurozone officials are preparing co-ordinated action to deal with the region’s banking crisis.The Dow Jones industrial average jumped 155.53 points at 12,651.91.The Nasdaq composite index gained 17.72 points to 2,836.33 and the S&P 500 index climbed 14.22 points to 1,329.1.Greeks will determine whether the country sticks to its highly unpopular austerity program of tax hikes and spending cuts that a previous government accepted in order to receive billions of euros in bailouts that are keeping the country afloat.If political parties are elected that favour reneging on the program, the international bailout and Greece’s membership in the euro currency union would be at risk.Meanwhile, Athens’ main stock index closed a stunning 10.1% higher, with banking shares up a collective 23.6%.The surge reflected investor hopes that the election will yield a government that can avoid a messy confrontation with Athens’ bailout creditors and keep the country in the eurozone.Spain’s 10-year borrowing rate inched up to 6.96% in intraday trading from 6.67%. That is close to the seven% rate considered unsustainable. Greece, Portugal and Ireland were forced to seek financial rescue packages after rising to that level.Ratings agency Moody’s downgraded Spain’s government debt three notches late Wednesday, placing it one level above junk status. Moody’s said the downgrade was due to the offer from eurozone leaders of up to C100 billion to Spain to prop up its failing banking sector, which the ratings agency believes will add considerably to the government’s debt burden.The downgrade means that even fewer investors will buy Spanish debt as organizations such as pension funds are prevented from investing in assets with such a low score.The debt crisis contagion continued to spread to Italy. Its 10-year borrowing rate rose to 6.07% from 6.02%, and the interest rate on its one-year bonds also rose sharply.And in a bond auction, Italy paid a 5.3% interest rate, up from 3.91% last month, to sell 3 billion euros in three-year paper.On the TSX, the tech sector led declines, down about 1.7% with Research In Motion Ltd. down 39 cents at $10.61 as a document filed with securities regulators shows that former co-CEOs Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis will receive a combined $12-million in payouts for leaving their roles at the struggling company.Elsewhere, Finnish cellphone maker Nokia Corp. said it will lay off 10,000 jobs globally and close plants by the end of 2013 in a further drive to save costs. Nokia is fighting fierce competition from Apple Inc.’s iPhone and other makers using Google Inc.’s popular Android software, including Samsung Electronics Co. and HTC of Taiwan. Nokia shares tumbled 43.5 cents or 15.59% to US$2.355 in New York.The TSX gold sector was down about 0.4% as August gold edged up 20 cents to US$1,619.60 an ounce. Goldcorp Inc. faded 66 cents to C$40.57.The financials sector dipped 0.4%, with Manulife Financial shedding 20 cents to $10.57.The base metals sector was the biggest advancer, up 0.8% with July copper up two cents at US$3.35 a pound. First Quantum Minerals rose 45 cents to $18.95.The energy sector was flat as oil prices headed higher after OPEC oil ministers decided to keep a production target of 30 million barrels a day, citing mounting world economic concerns for their decision.The July crude contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange was up $1.29 at US$83.91 a barrel. Canadian Natural Resources gained 16 cents to $27.28.In earnings news, shares in travel and vacation company Transat A.T. Inc. lost 36 cents to $4 after it posted a net loss of $13.2-million or 35 cents for its latest quarter. Overall revenue rose by $111-million to $1.2-billion due an acquisition in Transat’s North American arm, offset by lower selling prices and higher costs.Hockey equipment company Bauer Performance Sports Ltd. is buying Cascade Helmets Holdings Inc. for US$64-million in a bid to expand its lacrosse business and acquire the company’s patented helmet technology. Bauer shares were off two cents at $8.04.Innergex Renewable Energy Inc. plans to acquire two hydroelectric generating facilities in British Columbia from Capital Powerfor $69.2-million. Innergex shares dipped 13 cents to $10.21 and Capital Power ran up 28 cents to $23.96. Here’s the news investors were watching today:Canadians be warned: Your finances could soon get a big shockWorld braces for Greece turmoilHousing market to cool: CMHCRIM co-CEOs to receive close to $12M as part of exit agreementsON DECK FRIDAYECONOMIC NEWSBank of Japan announces interest rate CANADA8:30 a.m.Manufacturing sales & orders (April): Economists expect 0.2% rise Existing home sales (May) UNITED STATES8:30 a.m.Empire State manufacturing survey (June): Economists expect a reading of 13, a significant drop from last month 9 a.m.Foreign purchases of securities (April): Economists expect US$45-billion Industrial production and capacity utilization (May): Economists expect 0.1% rise in production and 79.2% utilization 9:55 a.m.University of Michigan consumer sentiment index: Economists expect a reading of 77.5, down from last month read more

Loblaw Companies Ltd removing microbeads Triclosan phthalates from beauty products by 2018

Loblaws promises that by the end of 2018 it will stop manufacturing household and cosmetic products that contain Triclosan, phthalates or microbeads.Triclosan is found in antibacterial soaps and body washes, toothpaste and some cosmetic products and is thought to contribute to antibiotic resistance.Phthalates are chemicals used to add fragrance to products that include body lotions and nail polishes, and to make plastics more flexible. There are concerns that they may interfere with the body’s endocrine system.Microbeads are commonly used in facial and body scrubs, but are so tiny they aren’t captured by water-treatment systems so end up in lakes and rivers — and in the gullets of fish.Loblaw president Galen Weston says the grocery giant is working to remove the ingredients from all of its Life Brand and President’s Choice products over the next three years.Shoppers Optimum goes digital, but some critics question value of loyalty programsLoblaw Ltd looks to link food and wellness with new rewards programThe company believes it could take that long to phase out the ingredients completely, although the work has already begun and the number of products with them will diminish month by month, Loblaw spokesman Kevin Groh said in an email.“Our long-term deadline respects the task this will represent for our vendors. But, if our ambition is any indicator, 2018 is a conservative target. In other words, we hope that the list of PC and Life products with these ingredients will be very short, very soon,” Groh said.Environmental Defence, a Toronto-based environmental group, said Loblaw was showing “clear leadership” among Canadian retailers with the push to eliminate the chemicals and microbeads, but said Canada still needs clear labelling laws on products.“Canadians have the right to know what’s in the products they buy, so they can choose safer options for their families,” the organization said in a statement.“We also need to ask why the federal government is not moving to ban toxic chemicals to protect all Canadians.” read more

Rankin Cancer Run a go for Saturday

The seventh annual Rankin Cancer Run in St. Catharines is set for Saturday morning.290 teams and nearly 10,000 runners are already registered. One of the teams, from St. Francis High School, is “Bonnie’s battle”. A team first started by Bonnie’s son Jason Barron while his mother was fighting ovarian cancer. Bonnie died four years ago, just two days before the Rankin cancer run. But Jason, his family, and his team all participated on the day of his mother’s visitation.00:00:00 | 00:00:00::Projekktor V1.3.09 read more

Anaitasuna signs Spanish prospect Alex Costoya

One of the players that marked the past year in the ASOBAL was the left back of Gijon, Alex Costoya. The 21-year old scored a total of 157 goals in the league, with an average of 5,41 per game, and is considered one of the future stars in spanish handball. Javier Labairu, on behalf of the Pamplona club characterized this move as a move forward for the club.source: marca.es ← Previous Story Women Euro Q: Denmark wins in Vienna, Austria against Ukraine to decide qualification Next Story → ASIAN TOUR: Norge girls and Croatian boys beat Korea alex costoyaanaitasunaASOBALbalonmanogijonhelvetia read more

A third of motorists caught without seatbelts didnt pay their fine last

first_img Image: Shutterstock/thodonal88 By Andrew Roberts Image: Shutterstock/thodonal88 ALMOST 10,000 IRISH drivers were fined last year for not wearing seatbelts – and a third of them didn’t pay.Of the 9,816 notices issued for this offence last year, only 67.2% were paid within the 56-day limit. There were over 10,000 FCNs (fixed charge notices) – 10,182 – issued to motorists for themselves or their passengers not wearing seatbelts in 2015. That year, again over one-third of the offenders didn’t end up paying the fine.As of 12 May this year, over 3,000 notices have been sent out with only 47.2% having been paid (although some may not yet have reached deadline).The offences included both drivers and passengers under 17 not wearing seatbelts.Independent TD Tommy Broughan was provided with the information by Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald.He noted that already this year 70 people had lost their lives to road traffic accidents. While that’s down from 84 at the same time last year he says the number is still “devastating”.He said:It’s heading in a positive direction but it’s still outrageously high. If the same number had happened with an airplane crash there would be outrage. But because these happen in smaller numbers spread out it doesn’t get as much attention.Broughan cited stats from the Road Safety Authority (RSA) which states that one in five of the people who died on our roads in 2016 were not wearing a seatbelt.He said: “While it is not always possible to determine whether wearing a seatbelt could have saved a life or prevented a serious injury, it is an important preventative measure in road safety.”The fine for not wearing a seat belt is three penalty points, with five being issued if related to a conviction. Payment ranges between €60-90 depending on latency of payment within the 56-day limit.In February this year the RSA launched a digital road safety campaign entitled ‘Get This Season’s Killer Look’ aimed at discouraging women from wearing seat belts under their arms in an effort to avoid terrible injuries in the event of a collision. http://jrnl.ie/3443495 Share Tweet Email Thursday 15 Jun 2017, 6:05 AM 12 Comments Jun 15th 2017, 6:05 AM Short URL A third of motorists caught without seatbelts didn’t pay their fine last year Some of the offences related to under-17s passengers. 8,018 Views Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Emre Can undergoes successful surgery

first_imgJuventus have announced that Emre Can underwent successful surgery on a thyroid problemThe 24-year-old midfielder joined the Old Lady in the summer on a free transfer from Liverpool and has since made 10 appearances in all competitions with three of those being starts.But Emre has been sidelined for Juventus’ last three games after detecting a thyroid nodule.Following further tests on the injury, manager Massimiliano Allegri admitted that Emre will have to undergo surgery on the injury.Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.Now Juventus have confirmed that the operation in Frankfurt was a success, but refused to give a timeframe for a possible comeback for Emre.“The operation was carried out today in Frankfurt by Prof. Vorlaender, in the presence of Dr. Claudio Rigo and was a complete success,” read a statement on the club website.“The prognosis for the resumption of physical activity will be better assessed in the coming days.last_img read more

Latifur Prothom Alo Daily Star win tax awards

first_img(From Left) Transcom Group chairman Latifur Rahman, The Daily Star editor Mahfuz Anam, Mediaworld chairperson Rokia Afzal Rahman and and Prothom Alo editor Matiur Rahman at the award ceremony. Photo: Prothom AloThe National Board of Revenue (NBR) on Wednesday honoured 84 families with the title ‘Kar Bahadur Poribar’ or ‘Family of Tax Heroes’ for paying taxes regularly.It was the first time such a title was conferred, with Drug International owner Khaza Tajmahal and her family topping the list.Businessman ABM Shafiul Alam’s family was next, followed by Transcom Group chairman Latifur Rahman and his family.They were honoured at a programme organised by the National Board of Revenue at its headquarters at Agargaon in Dhaka on Wednesday.Finance minister AMA Muhith was present at the function as the chief guest while it presided over by NBR chairman Md Nojibur Rahman.In the print and electronic media category, three out of the four winners are owned by Transcom Group. They are Mediastar, which owns Prothom Alo, Mediaworld, which owns The Daily Star, and Transcraft, which take care of the two dailies’ printing.East West Media Group, a concern of Bashundhara Group, complete the list of four.Editor and publisher of The Daily Star Mahfuz Anam was honoured for paying the highest amount of taxes among the journalists.Editor and publisher of the Prothom Alo Matiur Rahman was also among the top five taxpaying journalists.Finance minister AMA Muhith handed over a crest and the tax card to the editors, who were awardees last year as well.MA Malek, editor of the Dainik Azadi published from Chittagong, Channel i news editor Shaikh Siraj and the Daily Samakal editor Golam Sarwar were handed the tax cards.Chairman of the parliamentary standing committee on the finance ministry M Abdur Razzaque handed over the crest to Transcom Group chairman Latifur Rahman.The quality of NBR’s services is now better, Latifur Rahman said at the programme, adding, “But, the service must get even better.”“The taxpayers have various types of demands. As they pay taxes, the government should take their wants into consideration,” he observed.Former adviser to a caretaker government Rokia Afzal Rahman, who is the chairperson of Mediaworld, received the award on behalf of the company.“It’s really a matter of huge pride for me. We have been paying taxes for a long time, but at last the recognition comes. We have been awarded as the best taxpayer for the second successive year and we believe we will keep this trend up,” she said.Transcom Group director Arshad Waliur Rahman received the tax card and crest on behalf of Mediastar Limited while Transcraft executive director Jalaluddin Akand received the award on behalf of the company.Editor’s NoteIt is a matter of immense pride that the editor-publisher of Prothom Alo has been named one of the highest taxpayers for the second successive year in the newspaper category. Mahfuz Anam, the editor-publisher of our sister concern The Daily Star, has also been honoured with the same accolade. On top of this, the Transcraft Limited, which is another concern of Transcom Group and the mother organisation of these two newspapers, has also been awarded with the same honour. The chairman of the Transcom Group, Latifur Rahman, and his family have been honoured with “Kor Bahadur” or ‘Tax Heroes’ as well.On behalf of the editor-publisher and the staff of Prothom Alo, we thank the Board of Directors. They have been conscious about paying the taxes besides upholding the highest ethical standard and ensuring financial transparency.We strongly believe the trust and confidence of the readers should be a media house’s biggest strength. And one cannot just own it, rather it has to be earned. And to earn it, the organisation not only has to practice objective journalism, but it also has to be transparent about financial matters. We believe that financial stablity is a prerequisite for free thinking and objective journalism. If we are not transparent about this, how can we write independently, without any fear? We hope the readers and advertisers will keep supporting us as they have always done. And we would like to thank the government and the National Board of Revenue (NBR) for introducing this award in the media category.*This report, originally published in Prothom Alo print edition, has been rewritten in English by Quamrul Hassan and Toriqul Islam.last_img read more

RMG workers hunger strike over minimum wage 31 July

first_imgWorkers at a factory. File PhotoReadymade garment (RMG) workers will observe a two-hour hunger strike in front of the office of the minimum wage board for the RMG sector on 31 July to press home their demand for fixing Tk 16,000 as minimum wage.The decision was taken at a meeting of major RMG workers’ organisations held in the capital on Friday, news agency UNB reports.As per the decision, the garment workers will start the hunger strike at 11 am in front of the wage board office at Topkhana Road.At Friday’s meeting, workers’ leaders rejected the minimum wage proposed by the representatives of owners and workers at a meeting of the wage board.They said that they would go for movement if their demand for Tk 16,000 as minimum wage is not met.Among others, National Platform to Protect Garment Workers and Industry coordinator Abul Hosain, Bangladesh Garment Workers’ Oikaya Parishad convener Mahtab Uddin Shahid, M Delwar Hossain and Jolly Talukder were present at the meeting while Amirul Haq Amin chaired the meeting.last_img read more

MacFarland Middle School Like DC is Changing

first_imgBy James Wright, Special to the AFRO, jwright@afro.comOne of the District of Columbia’s middle schools is a powerful example of the demographic changes taking place in much of the city.Henry Brown Floyd MacFarland Middle School, with grades 6-8, is located in the gentrifying Petworth neighborhood on the southern end of Ward 4. The school had a predominant Latino enrollment during the 2017-2018 academic year, with 87 percent and Black students made up only 13 percent.MacFarland Middle School is unique in D.C. because it is currently majority Latino and used to be predominantly Black. (Courtesy Photo)However, the principal, Mark Sanders, told the AFRO that MacFarland’s make-up is subject to change due to the $63 million modernization highlighted by its ribbon cutting Aug. 20. “Last year, we were working with a smaller building,” Sanders said. “Now we will be able to accommodate more students to come to MacFarland.”Sanders couldn’t quote exact racial statistics because students were still being enrolled. Nevertheless, he said that Black students were welcomed at the school despite its growing Latino population due to its successful dual Spanish language program where English and Spanish is taught in various subjects.Sanders said there are some Black students in the dual language enrollment program.MacFarland is noteworthy because it was founded in 1925 as a Whites-only school. It remained White majority until the late 1960s when African Americans began to move into Petworth and surrounding neighborhoods and by 1980 it was a predominantly Black school with a sprinkling of Latinos.In 1990, U.S. census data reveals that Petworth was 88 percent Black and six percent White and Latino. In 2010, though, Petworth’s Black population had dropped to 57 percent while it’s White and Latino population increased 15 and 26 percent, respectively. MacFarland is next to Theodore Roosevelt Senior High School, which is 54 percent Black, 46 percent Latino and one percent White.At the ribbon cutting, D.C. Councilmember Brandon Todd (D-Ward 4) beamed as he toured the building with his staff, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D), community leaders and students. Todd told the AFRO he was aware of MacFarland’s changing demographics over the decades and isn’t worried about it. “I am very pleased that Ward 4 has the largest number of Latino residents in the city,” Todd said. “This underscores that Ward 4 is for everyone and this school is for Blacks, Whites, Hispanics and Asians. What we would like to happen is when students finish MacFarland; they will go to Roosevelt where they will continue to get a quality education.”Sanders noted during his remarks at the ribbon cutting that MacFarland is the only bi-lingual middle school in the city and that has some worried that Black students’ academic needs will be ignored. However, Mary Diatta, a Senegal native who has a son enrolled at MacFarland, told the AFRO she isn’t concerned.“I have no problem with the school,” Diatta said. “To me, I think it is important that everything is equal. The children, regardless of whether they are Black or Latino, should learn the same thing.”Sanders said students, regardless of race, will be educated by the District’s school system curriculum. “All of our sixth graders will take science and there are no academic tracks,” he said. “All students will adhere to the rigorous standards and they will take math and English language arts together.”last_img read more

Europe Drilling Services Market 2019 InDepth with Key Market Players Segmentation

first_imgThe demand for drilling services is driven by increasing drilling activities in onshore and offshore oil exploration fields. Some of the drilling services such as directional drilling, offshore drilling, land drilling, and well services are gaining increased adoption across industries.The report segments the european drilling services market on the basis of service types, applications and countries. On the basis of service types, the market is segmented into contract drilling, directional drilling, logging while drilling (LWD) and drilling waste management. Based on applications, this market is segmented into onshore and offshore. On the basis of country, the market is segmented into Russia, U.K. and Norway.Download Sample Report: https://www.alliedmarketresearch.com/request-toc-and-sample/1121 Key market players operating in this market are Baker Hughes Inc., Weatherford International Plc., Schlumberger Limited, Superior Energy Services Inc., Transocean Limited and Halliburton Co.Key Benefits for Stakeholders:The report provides a comprehensive analysis of current & future market trends and emerging avenues for the growth of this market across the globe.The report offers an overview of changing market dynamics in terms of fast turn-around analysis of stakeholder’s responses to recent industry policy changes and market trends.The report offers the competitive landscape scenario in terms of the strategies adopted by key industry players to consolidate their market presence.Europe Drilling Services Market Key Segments:Europe Drilling Services Market By Service Type: Contract DrillingDirectional DrillingLogging While Drilling (LWD)Drilling Waste ManagementEurope Drilling Services Market By Application: OnshoreOffshoreKey Company Profile: Baker Hughes Inc.Weatherford International Plc.Schlumberger LimitedSuperior Energy Services Inc.Transocean Limited and Halliburton Co.For Purchase Enquiry: https://www.alliedmarketresearch.com/purchase-enquiry/1121 About Us:Allied Market Research (AMR) is a full-service market research and business consulting wing of Allied Analytics LLP based in Portland, Oregon. Allied Market Research provides global enterprises as well as medium and small businesses with unmatched quality of “Market Research Reports” and “Business Intelligence Solutions.” AMR has a targeted view to provide business insights and consulting to assist its clients to make strategic business decisions and achieve sustainable growth in their respective market domain.We are in professional corporate relations with various companies and this helps us in digging out market data that helps us generate accurate research data tables and confirms utmost accuracy in our market forecasting. Each and every data presented in the reports published by us is extracted through primary interviews with top officials from leading companies of domain concerned. Our secondary data procurement methodology includes deep online and offline research and discussion with knowledgeable professionals and analysts in the industry.Contact:David Correa5933 NE Win Sivers Drive#205, Portland, OR 97220United StatesUSA/Canada (Toll Free):+1-800-792-5285, +1-503-894-6022, +1-503-446-1141UK: +44-845-528-1300Hong Kong: +852-301-84916India (Pune): +91-20-66346060Fax: +1(855)550-5975help@alliedmarketresearch.comWeb: https://www.alliedmarketresearch.comlast_img read more

CFPB Names CEO of HOPE to Consumer Advisory Board

first_img Share The CEO of Hope Enterprise Corporation/Hope Credit Union (HOPE),Bill Bynum, has been appointed to a leadership position with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). Bynum was named the vice chairman of the organization’s new initiative, the Consumer Advisory Board.,CFPB Names CEO of HOPE to Consumer Advisory Board in Data, Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicing, Technology September 18, 2012 462 Views center_img Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Company News Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Investors Lenders & Servicers Processing Service Providers 2012-09-18 Abby Gregory The CEO of “”Hope Enterprise Corporation/Hope Credit Union (HOPE)””:http://www.hope-ec.org/,Bill Bynum, has been appointed to a leadership position with the “”Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)””:http://www.consumerfinance.gov/. [IMAGE]Bynum was named the vice chairman of the organization’s new initiative, the Consumer Advisory Board. With more than three decades of experience in community development finance,[COLUMN_BREAK] Bynum will assist the CFPB in its efforts to enhance consumer finance markets. Bynum and the other members of the Consumer Advisory Board will be play a role in helping create effective regulations, through advising the CFPB on the consistent and fair enforcement of rules that will give consumers greater control over their economic well-being.””I am deeply honored to be part of this important work to stabilize the nation’s financial system, and ensure that people are not subjected to irresponsible and abusive financial practices,”” said Bynum. “”I look forward to sharing the experience HOPE has gained as a regulated financial institution that has assisted thousands of families who had been victimized by deceptive terms and conditions.””Adding his commentary, the CFPB’s director Richard Cordray noted, “”This group of experts truly represents the interests of the diverse people and communities we serve. The Consumer Advisory Board will be a key resource to the CFPB and I look forward to working with its members to further our mission to protect American consumers.””last_img read more