World Cup finalists Australia, New Zealand end ICC Champions Trophy campaign without a single win

first_imgWorld champions Australia were knocked out of the ICC Champions Trophy on Saturday after losing to England by Duckworth-Lewis-Stern scoring system in their must-win game of the Group A clash. Interestingly, another 2015 World Cup finalist New Zealand also suffered a similar fate when they were shown the door by Bangladesh on Friday. Both the World Cup finalists ended their campaign without a win.Needing victory to book their place in the last four, Australia registered a fighting 277/9 against the hosts. In reply, England were jolted early but a 159-run stand between captain Eoin Morgan (87) and centurion Ben Stokes (102 not out) ensured the Three Lions remained unbeaten with six points from three matches.The two-time champions Australia lacked game time before coming into the contest as they batted only 25 overs in the first two games. Both their matches against New Zealand and Bangladesh were washed out.Since clinching a second straight Champions Trophy title in 2009, the Australians haven’t won any of their six games in the tournament across two editions, held in England and Wales in 2013 and 2017.AP PhotoEarlier, Bangladesh swept to one of the biggest wins in their history as Mahmudullah and Shakib Al Hasan both hit centuries to secure a five-wicket victory over New Zealand in a potential decider for a place in the Champions Trophy semifinals.The two batsmen shared a national-record partnership of 224 runs as Bangladesh finished on 268-5 in 47.2 overs in reply to New Zealand’s 265-8 in 50 overs.The pair came together with tournament outsider Bangladesh in deep trouble on 33-4 and took their team to the brink of victory on 257-5. It was a record Bangladesh partnership for any ODI wicket and the third highest fifth-wicket ODI partnership for any team.advertisementMahmudullah hit a 107-ball undefeated 102, with eight fours and two sixes. Shakib scored 114 with 11 fours and one six off 115 balls before he was bowled by Trent Boult.Sixth-ranked Bangladesh advanced to the semifinals with three points in Group A, one more than Australia. New Zealand were out of the tournament with one point from three games.The English will likely play either Pakistan or Sri Lanka, with Bangladesh set for a match against the winners of South Africa-India at The Oval on Sunday.last_img read more

Champions League quarters: United boss Solskjaer hoping for PSG repeat against Barcelona

first_imgManchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer knows all about improbable Champions League comebacks and hopes his side can serve up a repeat of last month’s victory against Paris St Germain at Barcelona’s Nou Camp stadium next week.United, who were beaten 1-0 by Barca at Old Trafford in the quarter-final first leg on Wednesday, lost the home match of the previous round to PSG 2-0 before turning the tie around in the French capital.That result gives the Norwegian manager the belief that his team are capable of progressing to the semi-finals, despite the fact that Barca are unbeaten in their last 30 Champions League home games going back to 2013.”The PSG performance gives us hope and belief we can do it, but we are playing against the favourites,” said Solskjaer, who famously netted United’s stoppage-time winner in the 1999 final against Bayern Munich at the Nou Camp, one of the competition’s most famous comebacks.”It will be a bigger achievement winning that one because with the history of Barcelona, they are not used to losing at home but we can do it. No doubt about it,” he said.Although neither Marcus Rashford nor Romelu Lukaku were able to trouble Barca keeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen on Wednesday, Solskjaer believes the United forwards can get opportunities in Spain.”We are a goal threat, be it Rom or Rash or whoever is playing up there we have to create chances for them.”We have to take our chances. You have to be very efficient over there. We know we are not going to create loads of chances. We have to take the ones we get.advertisement”We have to soak up the pressure, accept they will want to kill the tie and want to put the sword into us. We have to soak that pressure and break and keep the ball at times better than we did,” he said.”Away from home we beat Juventus, we beat PSG, we have to go to Barcelona and win that one. We know that we have possibilities in this tie. Now is not the time to think about our home performances. Now we’ve got to look forward to the future.”Also Read | Champions League: 2-0 win over Porto very good result, says Liverpool boss KloppAlso Read | Champions League quarters: Guardiola upbeat despite Man City setback at TottenhamAlso See:last_img read more

Wisconsin Fans Chanted “Overrated” At Michigan At Halftime

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Is the chant warranted? It appears so.Last year, the Wolverines hammered the Badgers 38-13. Clearly, revenge is on the mind in this year’s game.Many were expecting Michigan to be Ohio State’s main challenger in the Big Ten. But it’s starting to look like Wisconsin is the team to beat. The Badgers’ offensive line and rushing attack — led by RB Jonathan Taylor — looks unstoppable.Taylor has 12 carries for 143 yards and two touchdowns through two quarters. Late in the first, the star RB busted off a 72-yard TD run.Go ahead, Superman 🔥🔥@JayT23 breaks loose for his second TD of the game! pic.twitter.com/LUZ44JkZuL— FOX College Football (@CFBONFOX) September 21, 2019Taylor left the game early though due to cramps.Stay tuned for further updates on Michigan-Wisconsin. Wisconsin's fans paint their chests for a game.MADISON, WI – OCTOBER 15: Wisconsin Badgers fans yell in the stands during the spring announcements before the game against the Ohio State Buckeyes at Camp Randall Stadium on October 15, 2016 in Madison, Wisconsin. (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)Boy oh boy, is Wisconsin absolutely whipping Michigan right now. The Badgers are beating the Wolverines 28-0 at the half. It doesn’t even look like these two teams belong on the same field.No. 11 Michigan came into this year with high expectations. Many national experts and fans predicted the Wolverines would win the Big Ten conference. Finally, UM was going to have a break-through year under Jim Harbaugh.But as most fans have come to expect, Michigan is looking like it is overrated. And the Wisconsin fans are letting the Michigan players know about it.With a big lead over Michigan, Badgers’ fans started chanting “overrated” just before the half.last_img read more

Deepika Padukone: Had to clean my house to switch from Chhapaak’s Malti to 83’s Romi

first_img India Today Web Desk New DelhiJuly 24, 2019UPDATED: July 24, 2019 13:32 IST Deepika Padukone said that it takes time for her to detach from a role in a film, especially if it as intense one.After playing the role of acid-attack survivor Malti in Chhapaak, Deepika Padukone hopped on board for the sports drama 83, directed by Kabir Khan. In the film, she plays Kapil Dev’s (Ranveer Singh) wife Romi Dev.This will be the first film that the two will be doing together after their marriage.According to a report in DNA, Deepika had less than 38 hours to switch from her character Malti to Romi, as there was only a gap of two days between the shoots.She wrapped up up the last schedule of Chhapaak in Mumbai and left the very next day to shoot for ’83 in England.Deepika told DNA that it takes time to detach from a role, especially if it is an intense one. “In fact, I’ve always believed that a character never really leaves your system entirely. This time around, I took to cleaning and organising things around my home to help me cope with switching from Laxmi to Romi Dev in ’83. It helped me de-stress and clear my mind of any clutter,” she said.A source told the daily, “Deepika plays an intense character in Chhapaak, where she had to go deep into the life of Laxmi. Romi is completely different, so she had to let go of the emotional journey of the former and have a clean slate before starting her next shoot.”advertisementChhapaak, which tells the story of acid-attack survivor Laxmi Aggarwal, will hit the screens on January 10 2020 and 83 will release on April 10.ALSO READ | Laxmi Agarwal on Deepika Padukone’s Chhapaak: People finding beauty in acid-burnt faceALSO READ | Chhapaak after Padmaavat: How Deepika Padukone is all set to bounce back on the big screenALSO WATCH | Deepika Padukone and Prakash Padukone in conversation with Rajdeep SardesaiGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow Deepika Padukone Next Deepika Padukone: Had to clean my house to switch from Chhapaak’s Malti to 83’s RomiDeepika Padukone said that it takes time for her to detach from a role in a film, especially if it as intense one.advertisementlast_img read more

They wanted a 2-week delay in BCCI polls, I didn’t agree: Edulji

first_img Next Indo-Asian News Service New DelhiSeptember 25, 2019UPDATED: September 25, 2019 19:03 IST CoA chief Vinod Rai (L), CoA member Diana Edulji (R). (PTI Photo)HIGHLIGHTSBCCI elections were delayed by a day due to polls in Haryana and MaharashtraAccording to CoA member Diana Edulji, the delay was unnecessary”Don’t see much logic behind,” Edulji saidThe Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators member Diana Edulji is set to meet Amicus Curiae P.S. Narasimha on Thursday and not only apprise him of the functioning of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), but also discuss the decision to shift the date of BCCI elections by a day to October 23. She has made it clear that while her co-members in the committee wanted a two-week delay in elections, she stood ground and was against the move.Speaking to IANS, Edulji said that there was really no need to postpone the election even by a day due to the assembly elections in Haryana and Maharashtra.”Don’t see much logic behind the one-day postponement because in that case why wasn’t the date of counting also taken into account? Then, you could also look at Diwali coming up. Really didn’t make sense to me. As for my meeting with the Amicus, initially we were all expected to meet together, but I am told Vinod Rai is out of town. The appointment was for Thursday and I am going to meet the Amicus and it will be a general interaction on the way things are to be taken forward and I will apprise him of the situation in the board as well,” she said.”Initially they wanted a two-week delay, but I didn’t agree on that.”Rai on his part informed the media on Tuesday that all talks of the CoA looking to defer the election was wrong and that the BCCI polls had been postponed by a day owning to state polls.advertisement”The BCCI elections are on track. It’s just because of the state polls, we have decided to reschedule by a day. So it will now be held on October 23 instead of October 22,” he had said.With the Supreme Court allowing Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA) to hold elections to the post of Assistant Secretary and further directing that disqualification shall be confined only to those who had held the post of “Office Bearers” of the cricket associations, the CoA on Tuesday modified the clarifications they passed on September 16 and also extended the deadline to complete state elections to October 4.The CoA has also asked state associations not to re-amend their constitutions which were already approved by the CoA and further said that those associations who haven’t reworked their constitution in line with the newly registered BCCI constitution could have their election results ignored.State associations though have made it clear that the SC and not the CoA have the right to take a call on the validity of the elections of the state bodies.Also Read | BCCI elections on October 23 instead of 22: CoA chief Vinod RaiFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAnita Jat They wanted a 2-week delay in BCCI polls, I didn’t agree: EduljiKeeping in mind the assembly elections in Haryana and Maharashtra, the BCCI elections have been pushed by a day to October 23. CoA member Diana Edulji said the delay was unnecessary .advertisementlast_img read more

How hospitals prepare for masscasualty incidents like Toronto van attack

first_imgTORONTO – Mass-casualty disasters like Monday’s deadly van attack that sent 10 of the victims to one Toronto hospital are a relatively rare occurrence in Canada. So how do hospitals and their staff prepare for that moment when a Code Orange alerts them to expect a sudden influx of often critically injured patients?For Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, the regional trauma centre where those patients were transferred, the answer is ongoing education and practice drills for staff who work in all areas of the sprawling complex in the north end of the city.Dr. Dan Cass, Sunnybrook’s chief medical executive, said the hospital has a Code Orange plan that helps administrators determine whether staff already on shift can handle the number of expected patients or if extra doctors, nurses and other practitioners will need to be called in.“We were fortunate with the time of when this happened (early afternoon) because we had a lot of people in-house, so we were able to manage at least the first phase without additional resources,” Cass said. “We called people in later.”Beyond the paper plan, the hospital also carries out monthly table-top sessions, in which different groups of staff meet to discuss potential mass-casualty scenarios.“People sit around the table and they’re thrown new events that happen and have to respond to it: ‘How would we empty out the ICU right now? How would we get this patient to the OR?’” he said.“So they practice the components of a Code Orange response without actually walking through the motions.”But about once a year, the hospital also organizes a multiple-victim simulation, often using students as would-be patients to give groups of staff hands-on practice.Debriefings are also part of the preparedness process, so lessons learned from the experience can help “fine-tune the response for next time.”Of the 10 patients brought to Sunnybrook on Monday, two were pronounced dead soon after arrival. On Tuesday, five remained in critical condition, two were serious and one was listed as fair. In all, 10 people died and 14 were injured.Alek Minassian, 25, of Richmond Hill, Ont., was charged Tuesday with 10 counts of first-degree murder and 13 counts of attempted murder, following a bloody rampage in which the driver of a rented van mowed down pedestrians on a stretch of Yonge Street in north Toronto. Police said a 14th attempted murder charge was expected to be laid.Cass described Monday’s inrush of patients following the van attack as “organized chaos” as emergency room staff began providing care to the injured, while patients already in the ER and the ICU had to be moved elsewhere in the hospital to free up space for the new arrivals.“I stood outside the trauma room as the first patients arrived and I was thinking how calm things were because people were focused on what they do every day,” he said. “They were just doing more of what they’re used to.”Dr. Alan Drummond, chair of public affairs for the Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians, said many people might be surprised to hear that the response to multiple injured patients coming through the ER doors was orderly and calm because the public tends to believe that staff would feel overwhelmed by such a sudden onslaught.“They’re not actually,” said Drummond, an ER doctor at the Perth and Smith Falls District Hospital. “And I think part of the deal is that emergency physicians and emergency nurses are innately wired to transform chaos into calm.“It’s something they do on a regular basis,” he said, noting that ER staff in Canadian hospitals come into work daily to be met by crowded waiting rooms and every stretcher occupied by patients with a broad range of symptoms and conditions that have to be triaged, diagnosed and treated.“And because we’re so innately wired, I think that that comes to the fore, when we do rarely face those mass-casualty problems. The physicians and nurses are highly professional, they’re well-trained, so they know what they must do.”Like other acute-care institutions, the Perth and Smiths Falls hospital southwest of Ottawa also has a Code Orange preparedness plan and annually has at least paper-based practice sessions, which are a requirement for continued hospital accreditation.“So every hospital I know of yearly at least has a paper exercise in terms of mass-casualty incidents, and that usually involves making sure there’s an effective call list so everybody can be contacted, from extra ancillary help, be it radiology, laboratory investigation, extra nurses and extra physicians,” Drummond said from Perth, Ont.“(It’s) making sure the consultants are available, operating rooms are ready and that the whole organism of the hospital is prioritized to helping the transition from the emergency department to the operating room in a fairly seamless manner.”In his 35 years at the hospital, Drummond said he’s been involved in only one incident in which multiple victims were rushed to the ER, following a horrific crash on Highway 7 south of Ottawa in the late 1990s.“That was the only time our hospital has had to face a mass-casualty incident,” he said. “It was around midnight or one o’clock in the morning and I got called in.“I remember walking in to what I thought would be total chaos, and yet it was calm and quiet and everybody worked professionally to make sure that the most injured patients got dealt with.“And it struck me that this is what we actually do — this is our job.”— Follow @SherylUbelacker on Twitter.last_img read more

Yukons recreational pot rules to focus on protecting youth minister

first_imgWHITEHORSE – Yukon’s government says it wants regulations for recreational marijuana to focus on minimizing health impacts for young people in the territory.The government released a summary of draft legislation ahead of Ottawa’s plans for legalization this summer and the proposed rules include setting the age for consumption at 19, the same limit set by several other provinces.Any new legislation will need to focus on protecting youth from the negative effects of consuming marijuana, said Yukon’s Health and Social Services Minister Pauline Frost.“As recreational cannabis becomes legal here in the Yukon, one of our goals is to have people understand the very real health impacts cannabis can have on our young people, including a potential effect on brain development,” she said at a news conference Thursday.The proposed regulations would require anyone with recreational pot to ensure it stays out of the hands of kids, and would prohibit marijuana from being consumed on the streets, in public parks, or in daycares, pre-schools or other licensed child-care sites, even when kids aren’t present.The proposed rules would also ban alcohol and marijuana from being sold in the same stores, and would allow four cannabis plants to be grown per household.“Our government’s cautious approach to the legalization of recreational cannabis is based on current best evidence and public health advice,” Frost said, adding that changes will be considered as new research becomes available.The territory’s liquor corporation would be tasked with the distributing, and marijuana would be sold through both private and public stores, if the regulations are passed.Plans are in the works to set up a public store in Whitehorse, but regulations for private shops are still being developed.The liquor corporation will also run online sales of marijuana, which Justice Minister Tracy-Anne McPhee said will provide access to people outside of the territory’s capital until private stores can be established.People receiving the pot will have to verify their identity and age to keep young people from accessing the product, she added.McPhee said a similar system has been used for mail-order alcohol in Ontario.“It’s been quite effective there in terms of servicing communities while making sure that the person ordering it is legally entitled to have it,” she said.McPhee said the government is looking for feedback on the proposals over the next 30 days and it anticipates having legislation ready to be voted on at the beginning of the next legislative session in March.— By Gemma Karstens-Smith in Vancouverlast_img read more

Former Indian residential school worker found guilty on 10 counts

first_imgAPTN National NewsA former residential school worker in northern Saskatchewan has been found guilty of assaulting young boys five decades ago.Paul Leroux now 73, was a dormitory supervisor at the Beauval School in the 1950s and 1960s.Today a judge found Leroux guilty on ten counts of indecent assault.APTN’s Larissa Burnoff is at the courthouse in north Batlleford and joins us now.last_img

Thunder Bay leads the country in reported hate crimes Statistics Canada

first_imgAPTN National NewsThunder Bay is the leading city for hate crimes reported to police in 2015 based on population according to a new report by Statistics Canada Tuesday.“The rate of police-reported hate crime in Thunder Bay was mostly the result of 10 incidents against Aboriginal populations, which accounted for 29 per cent of the total anti-Aboriginal hate crimes reported in Canada in 2015,” Statistics Canada said.Across the country in 2015, Stats Canada said there were 35 hate crime incidents against Indigenous people reported to police.Compared to statistics between 2010 and 2015, the report said violent offences in Canada against Indigenous people accounted for 55 per cent of hate crimes, with assault accounting for nearly 30 per cent of the incidents.About 60 per cent of the hate crimes were towards Indigenous males and were typically younger victims based on hate crimes against other ethnicities.Forty per cent reported an injury and 60 per cent said it was inflicted by a stranger.Indigenous leaders in northwestern Ontario have long said Thunder Bay is in crisis over the treatment of Indigenous people there, including a number youth dying mysteriously in the waterways. Indigenous adults have faced similar outcomes and police have been criticized over their handling of the death investigations.Thunder Bay police said last week they weren’t facing a crisis, rather challenging times, and said it was “business as usual.”news@aptn.calast_img read more

Shell Groundbirch using new technology in Northeast BC to reduce greenhouse gas

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Shell Canada’s Groundbirch division says it has begun using new technology to reduce its carbon footprint in Northeast B.C.In January, the company said that brought its first new multi-well pad design online, which uses electric valve actuators as opposed to pneumatic ones. Shell Groundbirch project delivery and construction specialist Jason McGillivray, who has a background in forest products, explained that an actuator is a mechanism which opens and closes valves. The pneumatic version uses process gas from the well as a power source and as the actuator cycles; the compressed gas used to do the work is vented to the atmosphere. The electric actuator is driven by electric power, thus eliminating the methane emission source.McGillivray says that the new Gen 4 pad design not only greatly reduces fugitive methane emissions, but the design is also expected to increase production capacity by 40 percent and decrease costs by 15 percent. “Our team is lucky to be part of an organization with a strong culture of continuous improvement and we’re always looking to do things better,” said McGillivray. “Even though it goes above and beyond regulatory requirements, we collectively agreed that it is the right thing to do in this situation in terms of our role in providing cleaner energy to Canada and the world.”Shell says that changing the actuators to reduce methane emissions didn’t have a negative impact on production. When it came on stream in mid-January, the first new well pad was ranked number one in the province for top gas rates for initial well production in January according to a report by Alta Corp Capital.“Based on its success, electric actuators will be used on new well pads in Groundbirch going forward, and we’ll share our knowledge with other Shell assets for potential replication,” added McGillivray.last_img read more

GL briefs the Philippines

External  Affairs  Minister  Professor  G.L. Peiris has briefed the Philippines on the recent  political  and  economic  developments  in  the  country,  with  particular  reference  to  the governments accomplishments  in  respect  of  responding  effectively  to  the  needs  of  those  who  had  been  displaced  by  the  thirty  year  conflict,  and  the  re-integration  into  society  of  ex-combatants, the External Affairs Ministry said today.The Minister briefed Albert  del  Rosario,  Secretary  of  State  for  Foreign  Affairs  on the  arrangements  being  made  for  the  upcoming  elections  to  the  Provincial  Council  of  the  Northern  Province.  The  Minister  also  described  the  government’s  plans  for  the  major  business  event  to  be  held  on  the  sidelines  of  the  Commonwealth  Heads  of  Government  Meeting  in  November,   and  expressed  his  warm  appreciation  of  the  vigorous  interest  shown  by  the  Philippine  Chamber  of  Commerce  and  Industry   in  attending  this  event. Professor  Peiris  also expressed  to  his  counterpart  Sri  Lanka’s  appreciation  of  the  support  consistently  extended  by  the  Philippines  to  his  country  at  the  international  level. The  Foreign  Ministers  of  Sri  Lanka  and  the  Philippines  agreed  to  move  rapidly  with  regard  to  the  signing  of  a  series  of  bilateral  agreements  which  would  form  the  basis  of  the  intensified  economic  relationship  between  the  two  countries  in  the  new  situation,  with  the  overcoming  of  recent  challenges.  Agreements  in  respect  of  regular  political  consultations,  co-operation  in  the  fields  of  agriculture  and  labour,  and  greater  flexibility  with  regard  to  visa  requirements  were  identified  as  the  appropriate  building  blocks  for  consolidating  the  enhanced  relationship.  The  construction  sector  and  renewable  energy  were  also  identified  as  priority  areas  for  collaboration.  (Colombo Gazette) read more

Historic resort building in Nova Scotia burns down

Inverary Resort in Cape Breton went up in flames on the morning of June 7.Our Diana Weeks was staying at the hotel in Baddeck at the time of the fire.She says the fire alarm went off at around 2 a.m.By the time it was 3 a.m., the entire building was engulfed in flames, and destroyed.Weeks was told the fire began in the pub.There are other lodges on the resort, however, this was the main lodge with reception, a pub and guest rooms.Weeks says the location of the resort is very remote, which made it difficult for fire crew to arrive quickly.According to the Inverary resorts website, the building has been around since the late 1800’s.So so sad. Just grateful we got out in time and grabbed our valuables. pic.twitter.com/JDOO3NayOR— Diana Weeks (@dweeks_CHCHnews) June 7, 2018

WatchAlberta orders oil producers to cut 325000 barrels a day to ease

“In the last few weeks, this price gap has reached historic highs,” Notley said Sunday in a speech timed to run live on supper-hour newscasts in Alberta.Oilpatch eyes budgets, slashes dividends and staff as it limps through steep price discounts‘We’re hemmed in’: Canada drops out of top 10 energy destinations in the world for first timeAlberta is so desperate to move oil it’s buying its own trainsRoughly speaking, Notley said, while the rest of the world sells its oil at about $50 per barrel, Alberta fetches only $10.“We are essentially giving our oil away for free.”Fire-sale prices have led to concerns the oilpatch will have to find savings elsewhere in the coming weeks and months by slashing capital spending or jobs.Notley said the 8.7 per cent reduction begins in January, with the expectation that figure will gradually decrease until the cuts are scheduled to end on Dec. 31, 2019.“This is a short term measure,” she said.Output of raw crude oil and bitumen will be reduced initially by 325,000 barrels per day. As the excess storage clears, the reduction is expected to drop to 95,000 barrels a day.There will be a 10,000-barrel-per-day exemption to ensure small producers are not hurt disproportionately. The province estimates 25 producers will have to impose cuts.About 35 million barrels of oil are in storage — about twice the normal levels.The announcement is expected to narrow the differential by at least $4 per barrel and add an estimated $1.1 billion to government revenues in 2019-2020.The move is not unprecedented — in 1980, Tory premier Peter Lougheed forced oil production cuts to protest the federal Liberals’ national energy program.The current glut is due in part to pipeline bottlenecks.The Trans-Mountain line to the B.C. coast is now in legal limbo despite being approved two years ago.The Enbridge Line 3 project, shipping more oil from Alberta to the U.S. Midwest is expected to come online late next year.The premier has already said the province will buy as many as 80 locomotives and 7,000 rail tankers — expected to cost hundreds of millions of dollars — to move the province’s excess oil to markets, with the first shipments expected in late 2019.The Opposition United Conservatives and the centrist Alberta Party had already called for the production cut. Notley thanked them both in her speech.Opposition United Conservative Leader Jason Kenney said Notley made the right decision.But he said Notley’s government has played a role in creating the problem by not pushing back as the federal government cancelled the Northern Gateway pipeline to B.C. and introduced legislation that industry leaders say will make it more difficult to get oil megaprojects approved.“Many of these policies (were) supported either by acquiescence or actively by the NDP government,” said Kenney. “That’s one of the reasons why in the past week we’ve been giving away our oil.”Alberta Party Leader Stephen Mandel said the government was warned in the spring that this crisis was coming, and should have acted sooner.“They dragged their feet. They had an opportunity early to do something and they didn’t,” said Mandel.“It’s frustrating to me to see so many people losing their jobs as a result of this incompetence.”Industry feelings prior to the announcement had been mixed.Cenovus Energy proposed the idea of a production cut last month. However, Imperial and Husky said Friday they remain opposed to involuntary production cuts.Suncor said Monday it is assessing the impact of Alberta’s mandatory cut, but also said in a statement: “Suncor believes the market is the most effective means to balance supply and demand and normalize differentials. Less economic production was being curtailed and differentials were narrowing as a result of market forces.” EDMONTON — Premier Rachel Notley is ordering a mandatory cut to oil production to deal with a price crisis she says threatens to gut Alberta’s bedrock industry.Notley announced the province will impose across-the-board cuts amounting to 8.7 per cent of output to reduce a growing glut of oil that is forcing Alberta oil to sell at steep discounts compared with the North American benchmark.We are essentially giving our oil away for freePremier Rachel Notley read more

Bombardier remained top business jet maker in 2012 despite lower deliveries

by Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press Posted Feb 12, 2013 12:19 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Bombardier remained top business jet maker in 2012 despite lower deliveries MONTREAL – Bombardier retained its position as the world’s largest business jet manufacturer in 2012 despite an 11 per cent drop in the value of its global deliveries in the fourth quarter, an industry association reported Tuesday.The Montreal-based aerospace company delivered 179 business aircraft valued at US$5.8 billion last year, compared to 182 valued at nearly US$5.9 billion in 2011, said the General Aviation Manufacturers Association.Overall, industry shipments of business jets decreased by 3.4 per cent to 672 units in 2012. Total airplane shipments, including single piston and turboprops grew 0.6 per cent to 2,133 units. However, the value of the planes decreased slightly to US$18.9 billion.“While the 2012 shipment and billing data were mixed, the numbers don’t reflect the amount of development work in progress in general aviation,” stated GAMA chairman Brad Mottier.“The general aviation segment is poised for resurgence in the next few years as these new technologies certify and enter the market.”The number of Bombardier (TSX:BBD.B) business jet deliveries decreased by seven to 60 in the fourth quarter with a value of US$1.9 billion, down from US$2.14 billion a year earlier.Rival Gulfstream remained the world’s second-largest producer of business jets, delivering 37 units worth US$1.3 billion in the quarter and 94 units valued at nearly $4.1 billion for the year. The U.S.-based company bested its Canadian rival in the first quarter in terms of value of planes delivered, even though it shipped fewer aircraft.Bombardier delivered fewer Challenger 605 planes in the quarter and full year, but its shipments of Challenger 300s increased by 30 per cent to 48 for the year.North America was once again the leading destination for business jets, but it accounted for slightly less than half of all global deliveries last year. Europe accounted for 20.8 per cent, followed by Asia-Pacific (11.8 per cent), Latin America (11.6 per cent), and Middle East & Africa (6.1 per cent).The helicopter segment delivered 1,044 aircraft valued at US$3.4 billion in 2012, about a 21 per cent increase from 859 units valued at US$3.8 billion in 2011.On the Toronto Stock Exchange, Bombardier’s shares gained four cents at C$4.13 in midday trading. read more

Syrian civilians must be protected amid ISIL executions and airstrikes Bachelet

Speaking to journalists in Geneva on Wednesday, the High Commissioner for Human Rights warned that an “at least 7,000” people in Deir-Ez-Zor province were trapped, amid efforts to dislodge ISIL from one of their last strongholds in Syria.“These civilians are of course frightened and stuck between the intensifications of the airstrikes and bombardments against ISIL on one hand, and also being prevented from leaving the areas under ISIL’s control on the other hand,” Ms. Bachelet said. “We have also reports of ISIL executing civilians perceived as cooperating with the SDF (Syrian Democratic Forces) or with other parties to the conflict.”In an appeal to the extremists, the High Commissioner urged them to remove all military personnel and objects from civilian areas, in line with international law.She also reminded all parties to the conflict – “including all States conducting operations against ISIL” – that they had an obligation under humanitarian international law to protect civilians and civilian infrastructure at all times.Historic rights declaration, truly ‘universal’Ms. Bachelet’s comments come five days from the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, an “aspirational treatise” whose principles “have permeated virtually every area of international law” since it was drawn up, she said.I believe it’s universal, if you read all the articles,  all of them speak about what people really want for their lives – Michelle Bachelet, on the UDHRDismissing suggestions that the text’s 30 Articles reflected a predominantly western view of human rights, Ms Bachelet insisted on its universality, taking the example of mothers everywhere: “It doesn’t matter from which region of the world she lives, which ethnic group she pertains, which religion she has or culture she has,” she said, every mother wants her “child to be born adequately, to have food, to be warm when it’s cold.”“So I believe it’s universal, if you read all the articles, all of them speak about what people really want for their lives.”While such modern-day challenges such as artificial intelligence and climate change are not mentioned in the Universal Declaration, “its precepts are so fundamental that they can be applied to every new dilemma”, the High Commissioner insisted.Noting the fact that the document is also “remarkably lacking in sexist language”, Ms. Bachelet explained that women had played a prominent role in the drafting process – not just Eleanor Roosevelt, who chaired the drafting committee, but also women from Denmark, Pakistan, Eastern Europe and Latin America.Their contribution is reflected in the final document, which aside from the two references to “himself and his family”, refers to “everyone”, “all” or “no one” throughout.The Universal Declaration also provides protection for specific minority groups, such as those with disabilities and the LGBTI community, Ms. Bachelet continued, quoting from it to highlight how everyone is entitled to all the freedoms it contains “without distinction of any kind such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status”.Seventy years after its adoption, the work of the Universal Declaration in encouraging States to provide opportunities for everyone and protecting them “is far from over”, Ms. Bachelet warned.She called on world leaders to “be responsible for what they say and lead by example”, amid a rise in xenophobia and hate speech, declaring herself “disappointed” by the announced withdrawal by a number of countries from the Global Compact on Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration.The non-binding treaty is due to be adopted in Morocco next week. read more

Master of Science thesis defence

Yiaolong Yang, a candidate in the Department of Chemistry, will present his Master of Science thesis defence by video conference on Thursday, Aug. 17 at 11 a.m. in Mackenzie Chown H-Block 313.His thesis is titled, (A) Constructing a Three-Dimensional DNA Nanomachine to Achieve Rapid Isothermal Signal Amplification for Nucleic Acid Detection (B) Regulation of DNA Strand Displacement Using an Allosteric DNA Toehold. His examination committee members are Dr. Rick Cheel, Chair; Dr. Julianne Gibbs-Davis, External Examiner, (University of Alberta); Dr. Feng Li, Supervisor; Dr. Heather Gordon and Dr. Art van der Est, Committee Members. All are invited to attend.

Jackets search for comfort while finally back home

After beginning the 2009-10 season with eight of its first 13 games on the road, Columbus (7-5-1) is now amid a stretch of five of six games at Nationwide Arena.The Blue Jackets ______(beat or lost to)______ the San Jose Sharks Wednesday. They travel to Atlanta (6-4-1) Thursday, and finish the weekend back home against the Carolina Hurricanes (2-8-3) Saturday night.Columbus began the second month of the season with a 5-4 overtime victory at Washington Sunday. Blue Jackets forward Raffi Torres scored his second goal in the third period with 23 seconds remaining and sent the game into overtime.R.J. Umberger, former Ohio State men’s hockey player, claimed the victory for Columbus with his second goal of the game 1:45 into extra play.The win against the Capitals snapped a three-game losing streak for Columbus. The Blue Jackets currently sit in second place in the central division of the Western Conference after one month of play, but know there is still room for improvement.“I think it was good for us to get a win and find a way to get it done,” Umberger said. “I think we need to know as a team that is not our best hockey. We need to play better in the third period, but we are going to take the momentum from the win.”The Jackets come into the week with a 3-1-1 record at home and are 29-9-3 at Nationwide Arena since Nov. 29, 2008.“This home stretch is big for us,” forward Jakub Voracek said. “Getting eight to nine points during these six games as a team is something we are looking to do and that would be great.”Scouting the Thrashers, HurricanesColumbus knows how to beat the East.The Blue Jackets play two of their three games this week against Atlanta and Carolina of the Eastern Conference’s Southeast Division. Columbus is 1-0-1 against the East this season after going 13-3-2 vs. the conference last season. The record against the East was the best record of any Western Conference team in the NHL.“I don’t think there’s a difference between the Eastern or Western conference,” Voracek said. “It’s just another game in the NHL where we are trying to win it.”Looking forward to Atlanta, the Thrashers have struggled at home with a 1-3-0 record this year. The Jackets will have to be careful on special teams against Atlanta. The Thrashers will be missing All-Star Ilya Kovalchuk who is out with an injury.“We have to play our best game,” Voracek said. “If everybody plays 100 percent and plays smart, we think we can beat them.”The Blue Jackets will need to put Carolina away early. A close third period could be exactly what Carolina needs right now. The Canes have dropped nine-straight games (0-6-3) heading into this week and rank 29th in the NHL in goals scored (2.15 per game) and goals allowed (3.85 per game).Columbus earned a 5-1 win at Carolina Feb. 14, 2009 in the only meeting last season.“We just have to play them hard like we do every other team,” Voracek said. “It doesn’t matter how many games they’ve lost, its going to be a tough game.”Offensive improvementIt’s easy to see the improvement the Jackets have made since last year. The team is the highest-scoring team in the Central Division.Columbus ranks 11th in the NHL on the power play at 22.8 percent (13-of-57). Last year, the team was 30th in the league on the power play and didn’t score its 13th power play goal until its 128th power play opportunity of the season in game No. 27 Dec. 7 at Anaheim. “We are shooting the puck more and we are getting our first shots on net, which makes the other team scramble,” Umberger said. “We are winning more face offs in the zone and keeping the puck in there. Basically, it comes down to execution.”The team entered the week ranked ninth in the NHL in scoring, averaging 3.23 goals per game.Nash continues to lead teamBlue Jackets captain Rick Nash has not slowed down offensively at all this season. He scored two goals against Pittsburgh Oct. 30 and added three points vs. Washington.The 25-year-old ranks fourth in the NHL in points, sixth (tied) in goals and seventh (tied) in assists, while also tying for the league lead with two shorthanded goals.Look for Nash to have no letdown this week either, as he continues to take this young team to the next level at home this week. read more

Free Mobile les offres connexes

first_imgFree Mobile : les offres connexesAprès son offre mobile sans engagement, Xavier Niel a confirmé la présence de trois autres offres, connexes, dont une tout simplement gratuites pour les abonnés Freebox. Tableaux et statistiques à l’appui, Xavier Niel a proposé 3 offres connexes :- Les offres avec mobile : la grande majorité des smartphones vendus dans le commerce (Iphone, Samsung Galaxy…) sont accessibles, à 1 euro, avec des engagements allant de 12 à 36 mois, donnant un forfait à 19,99 euros avec Iphone et engagement de 36 mois se situant donc à 20,99 par mois.- L’offre d’entrée de gamme se situe, elle, à 2 euros.- Pour les abonnés Freebox, le forfait de base est à 0 euros, directement accessible.D’après Xavier Niel, la couverture serait totale, même les zones peu couvertes serait effectives.Le 10 janvier 2012 à 10:07 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

The biggest revelations of the Rick and Morty season two DVD

first_imgThe Rick and Morty season two double disc DVD/Blu Ray is already obviously loaded with some great episodes of the show, but the bonus content on the discs is what really stands out. The commentaries and animatics let fans really dig deep into how each episode was made. Each episode has at least one commentary and one animatic, and certain special episodes like “Mortynight Run” and “Total Rickall” feature second commentary tracks with notable Rick and Morty fans like video game writers Erik Wolpaw, Jay Pinkerton, and Cabe Newell (on “Run”) and WWE’s Sheamus with “Real” Abed Gheith (on “Rickall”).There are also deleted animatics, like an alternate ending to the Stealy show from “Interdimensional Cable 2”, and video from the season two wrap party where the band Chaos Chaos performed. Their song “Do You Feel It?” appeared at the end of “Auto Erotic Assimilation.” The packaging comes with a guide for your Plumbus illustrated by series artist Erica Hayes that can be read in both English and an alien language (the jury is out on if the Plumbus manual can be used to translate writing on the show).Besides those extra bonuses, which are obviously awesome just for existing, some of the juciest details about the show can be plumbed from the depths of the discs.  Here are our favorite tidbits of information buried in the Rick and Morty season two DVD/Blu Ray set.Krombopulos Michael is the same species as the Galactic FederationDuring Andy Daly’s popular guest spot as alien assassin Krombopulos Michael in the commentary track for “Mortynight Run,” Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland reveal that the character is of the same species as the ones that serve the Galactic Federation. Because this episode is earlier on in the season, they also went back and planted the Galactic Federation symbol on the facility that was holding Fart (voiced by Flight of the Conchords’ Jemaine Clement).The co-creators of the show reveal that K. Michael is probably part of a higher caste race in the insect species, so his body design is sleeker and doesn’t include the face pinchers seen on the Galactic Federation goons in “The Wedding Squanchers” and in the very first episode of the series.The assassin and his girlfriend are both part of the same higher race of bug person, and Harmon points out the rich political backdrop that is suggested in K. Michael’s few scenes. Do the leaders of the Galactic Federation look like him? Is his race some sort of insurgent power?Roiland and Harmon make it clear they want Daly back on the show (Justin hadn’t even watched Review until after the voice recording session), even though Krombopulos Michael returning would require some twisted multi-verse logic.Interestingly enough, Reddit user Fancy Skink guessed that K. Michael was related to the Galactic Federation Goons a full ten months ago.Beth’s Storyline moves past Jerry in Season 3The episode “Big Trouble in Little Sanchez” isolates Beth and Jerry on a planet where they go through couples therapy on another planet (where guest voice Jim Rash plays an alien therapist). This isn’t the only episode that tracks Beth and Jerry’s failing marriage. The first season regularly put the parents on rocky ground, but they always seemed to be getting along at the end of the episode. “Rixty Minutes” and “Rick Potion Number 9” both feature tough times for the Smith marriage that end up with Beth and Rick re-affirming a type of love for each other.The second season doesn’t fix the problems with Beth and Jerry’s marriage, even if their relationship seems to be mending. Alien characters point out how toxic Beth and Jerry’s marriage is in both “Auto Erotic Assimilation” and “Big Trouble In Little Sanchez,” but both episodes end with Beth and Jerry still together.On the commentary track for the Little Rick episode, Dan Harmon starts out by admitting that the premise of Beth and Jerry’s toxic marriage was/is wearing thin, and that the next season of the show is going to make more progress on that front, specifically for Beth.“I thought that Jerry and Beth getting a divorce would be like Kenny being killed in South Park, like, when we first conceived the show… that it would never run out of shelf life that that was the kind of joke of like, oh all our parents were about to get a divorce,” says Harmon on the commentary track. “But, I think Millennial viewers are like, ‘I don’t understand, why don’t they just recycle more?’ So, season three we kind of move the Beth story forward.”To which Ryan Ridley and Justin Roiland responded: “Spoilers.”Morty Shorts and Time QuakesAccording to the commentary track for “A Rickle In Time,” the first episode of season two caused a lot of headaches because they hadn’t planned on picking right where the first season left off until after they started working on the second season. Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland are quick to point out that the solution to season three’s cliffhanger episode was already thought out when that episode was produced, so they hope to avoid the same problems the next time around.The first few scenes of the episode and the rules of splitting time went through a few changes as the episode was being developed. The original storyboarded episode didn’t split into different timelines because of uncertainty or because Morty and Summer touched each other. Instead “time quakes” would split the dimensions whenever there was “chaos.”The first version also revealed that Morty had started wearing short shorts during the months that time was frozen and Roiland ad libbed several minutes of a scene where shorts-related insults were thrown at Morty. When they changed the way the first act of the episode worked, the short shorts dialogue was cut.Eventually the writer’s room decided to change the trigger since “chaos” ended up being too vague on screen. “Uncertainty” proved to be an easier concept to grasp, and over a third of the episode had to be re-storyboarded. Because of all the changes, two versions of the “Rickle in Time” storyboards appear on disc one special features.There’s a Justin Roiland EP that includes “Get Schwifty” and “Head Bent Over”Love it or hate it, the improvised songs that appear in the episode “Get Schwifty” have the strange ability to get complete nonsense stuck in your head. It turn out, that’s exactly how they ended up in the episode. During one marathon recording session for background songs, Justin Roiland started freestyling lyrics over music the team had discovered in their sound banks. Everyone who heard them thought they were entertaining, so the songs were assembled into a collection they jokingly refer to on the commentary as an “EP.”Roiland knows that the vocal parts for “Get Schwifty” and “Head Bent Over” don’t necessarily match with the characters singing them. Both of those tracks were recorded in the improvised song session and caught the ear of enough Rick and Morty writers to make it into the main plot for a whole episode. Keith David, who guest stars as the voice of the President, did add additional vocals to “Head Bent Over” for the end of the episode, but otherwise the tracks that appear in the show are the originals.According to Roiland on the commentary track for “Get Schwifty,” he thought about re-recording the songs or recording new songs but it didn’t seem as funny as the improvised ditties they had on hand.last_img read more

Netflix to Reboot Unsolved Mysteries Docuseries

first_imgStay on target What to Stream on Netflix This WeekendZach Galifianakis Hits the Road in ‘Between Two Ferns: The Movie’ Trailer Unsolved Mysteries, the chilling crime docuseries that creeped out fans for decades, is coming back to Netflix.On Friday, Netflix announced in a press release that the docuseries is being revived by its original creators (Cosgrove/Meurer Productions), and the producers of Stranger Things (21 Laps), including Stranger Things’ executive producer, Shawn Levy. Netflix hasn’t disclosed a premiere date for Unsolved Mysteries yet.“Unsolved Mysteries” is coming back to haunt a new generation! The original creators have teamed up with the producers of #StrangerThings for a modern take on the series that will once again look to viewers to help aid investigators in closing the book on long outstanding cases. pic.twitter.com/9DkcynjlhV— See What’s Next (@seewhatsnext) January 18, 2019Netflix said the Unsolved Mysteries reboot will keep its eerie vibe and tell stories from a docuseries perspective. Each episode will highlight one mystery and turn to viewers to help investigators close outstanding cases. The original Unsolved Mysteries ran for 11 seasons and had 260 episodes, however, Netflix is only featuring 12 episodes for the rebooted version.Netflix hasn’t shared any other details on the Unsolved Mysteries reboot, however, you can read more about previous stories on the original series’ website.More on Geek.com:Netflix Allegedly Used Real-Life Train Derailment Footage in ‘Bird Box’ Steve Carell to Lead New Netflix Series Inspired by Trump’s Space ForceNetflix Is Raising Its US Subscription Plan Priceslast_img read more