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Courtois questions ‘strange’ Karius concussion claim

first_imgLiverpool ‘Blaming it on concussion now is strange’ – Courtois questions Karius diagnosis Robin Bairner 17:14 6/6/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Liverpool Real Madrid v Liverpool Real Madrid UEFA Champions League Videos The Belgian has cast doubt over the announcement that the Liverpool goalkeeper had suffered a brain trauma against Real Madrid Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has admitted that he has doubts over the diagnosis of Loris Karius’s concussion, which was sustained during the Champions League final.The Liverpool shot-stopper made two high-profile blunders as Real Madrid defeated the Reds 3-1 in Kiev, both coming after a collision with opposing centre-back Sergio Ramos, who seemed to hit him in the head.On Monday, it was revealed that the 24-year-old had been seen by doctors in Boston, who had diagnosed him with concussion, which might explain his slips. Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now And the Chelsea man, who had been linked with a move to Jurgen Klopp’s side, admits that he does not find that a convincing explanation for the errors.He told reporters: “I guess he got a blow on his head but it happened to me with Alexis Sanchez. I had a concussion and I couldn’t see the ball so after 20 minutes I went out of the game.”I feel sorry for what happened to him but to blame it on concussion now… in that space, that he made those mistakes he also made two amazing saves. Was that luck then, because he couldn’t see the ball? I don’t know.”It’s unfortunate for him to have made those mistakes but if you have concussion you will leave the game or the doctors will tell you: ‘Look, you cannot see clearly anymore, you must leave the game’.”If they want to say it’s because of that, it’s okay. He said after the game he made two mistakes, I think everyone will accept that. It can happen as a goalkeeper but to blame it on a concussion now, I find it strange. But if medics say that from Boston, it’s okay.”Ramos, who was also involved in a tussle with Liverpool ace Mohamed Salah that resulted in the Egypt international going off injured, has mocked what he perceives as being the Reds’ excuses for defeat .”After the goalkeeper said that I dazed him with a clash. I am only missing Firmino saying that he got a cold because a drop of my sweat landed on him,” the centre-back said.Chris Kirkland, meanwhile, told Goal that  some of the criticisms of Karius have been unacceptable but feels the Reds are likely to still be in the market for a new goalkeeper in the summer .last_img read more


My back is holding up, not getting worse: MS Dhoni gives update as World Cup approaches

first_img MS Dhoni (c)(wk) MS Dhoni (c)(wk) Indian Premier League, 2019 0 Match Ended Kedar Jadhav K. Jadhav not out 0 1 No data available! 4.5 (20.0) 4 84 Chennai beat Hyderabad by 6 wickets 176/4 6s 0 2/39 (4) Hyderabad Chennai Square Leg w 175/3 covers All batsmen are considered right handed Series Status: Player Of The Match: Shane Watson 0 0 96 (53) 54 Mid off 10 Harbhajan Singh (CHE) H. Singh (CHE) Mid off Bhuvneshwar Kumar (HYD) B. Kumar (HYD) 110 21 commentary Imran Tahir I. Tahir 6.5 160/3 ( S. Watson 17.1 Overs) , Point Mid Wicket 158.33 Mid on Square Leg Indian Premier League, 2019, Match 41 S/R r 0 Point 53 0 4 Shane Watson S. Watson c Jonny Bairstow b Bhuvneshwar Kumar Point wd fine Leg Square Leg 4s Mid on Chennai batting CHE batting st Jonny Bairstow b Rashid Khan Square Leg fine Leg All batsmen are considered right handed Referee: Vengalil Narayanan Kutty (IND) Umpires: Nigel Llong (ENG), Anil Chaudhary (IND) and Vineet Kulkarni (IND) 1/18 (4) 0 1 14.28 Shakib Al Hasan Al Hasan 176/4 Shane Watson (CHE) S. Watson (CHE) 0 0 Mid on 38 Indian Premier League, 2019 Time: (GMT) | 20:00 (Local Time) 176/4 All batsmen are considered right handed covers 0 Mid Wicket 1 44 R Asian News International ChennaiApril 24, 2019UPDATED: April 24, 2019 10:55 IST MS Dhoni said his back is holding up well and not getting worse (Courtesy by BCCI)HIGHLIGHTSChennai Super Kings defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad by 6 wicketsWith the win, CSK jumped back to the top of the IPL points tableMS Dhoni has missed matches with back issues in the recent pastChennai Super Kings (CSK) skipper MS Dhoni on Tuesday said that his back is holding up well and it’s not getting worse and he cannot take any chances as the World Cup is coming up.”The back is holding up, it’s not getting worse, with the World Cup coming up, can’t afford that, because that’s too important,” Dhoni said at the post-match ceremony.Dhoni had many reasons to smile as CSK defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad on Tuesday by six wickets at Chennai in the ongoing edition of Indian Premier League (IPL). Shane Watson, the former Australian all-rounder starred for the hosts as he smashed a 96-run knock off just 53 deliveries to enable the team to chase down the target of 176 runs.The CSK captain also shared his views on the match-winner Watson and said that batsman was batting well in the nets, so it was just a matter of time he got it together in the matches as well.”I think you can give individuals a few games. Watson has been a match winner for us so we need to back him and he has been batting well in the nets. If Watson gets going, you know what’s on the plate. It started last year and it’s good to see different individuals come good, the bowlers have done surprisingly well, the batting needs to click together,” Dhoni said.Watson after playing a 96 run knock said he has to thank both skipper and coach of CSK to keep their faith in him.advertisement”I was due runs, that’s for sure. I can’t thank Stephen Fleming and MS Dhoni enough to have kept faith in me. In any other team, I may have been dropped sooner. Happy to repay that faith. I knew I was in good nick, just needed to get my head right, get my technique right, had a bit of luck by playing and missing in the beginning,” Watson said at the post-match ceremony.With this win, Chennai Super Kings once again reached the pole position in the IPL league standings with 16 points.The team next takes on Mumbai Indians on Friday, 26 April at Chennai.Also Read | CSK reclaim top spot but MS Dhoni is not revealing any trade secretsFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to 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 Tags :Follow MS DhoniFollow IPL 2019Follow 2019 ICC World CupFollow CSKFollow Chennai Super Kings Deepak Chahar D. Chahar 1 11 11 6 (20.0) Fall of Wickets Mid Wicket Dwayne Bravo D. Bravo not out 0 Super Over 25 Scorecardcenter_img graphs third Man Chennai CHE 1 Square Leg fine Leg e/r covers 9 (19.5) 18 All batsmen are considered right handed Mid on Mid Wicket m (19.5) 1 fine Leg 1 third Man Hyderabad HYD view more view less c Jonny Bairstow b Bhuvneshwar Kumar fine Leg Mid off Bhuvneshwar Kumar (c) B. Kumar (c) 0 Hyderabad HYD not out Mid off 0 nb Point Ravindra Jadeja R. Jadeja c Vijay Shankar b Sandeep Sharma vs 80/2 ( S. Raina 10 Overs) , covers Extras: 9 runs (B: 4, LB: 3, WD: 2, NB: 0, P: 0) 6.75 o 14.08 181.13 Harbhajan Singh H. Singh Suresh Raina S. Raina st Jonny Bairstow b Rashid Khan 175/4 ( A. Rayudu 19.4 Overs) , run out (Deepak Hooda) 0 0 – All batsmen are considered right handed Manish Pandey (HYD) M. Pandey (HYD) 96 Hyderabad Bowling HYD Bowling Match Ended My back is holding up, not getting worse: MS Dhoni gives update as World Cup approachesMS Dhoni said that his back is holding up well and with the 2019 ICC World Cup coming up, he can afford to let it get worse. B 24 1 Sandeep Sharma S. Sharma 27 4 Khaleel Ahmed K. Ahmed Mid on 6 3/1 ( du Plessis 2.3 Overs) , Faf du Plessis du Plessis run out (Deepak Hooda) Ambati Rayudu A. Rayudu c Vijay Shankar b Sandeep Sharma Chennai CHE (19.5) third Man 83 (49) 7 175/3 advertisement 3.5 0 not out 26 view full scorecard 0 0 1 third Man Top Bowlers Top Bowlers Top Batsmen Top Batsmen 0 4 Rashid Khan R. Khan third Man 1 0 0 covers Point Mid off Toss: CHE elected to field Mid Wicketlast_img read more


Canadian Sikh immigrant’s life and struggles go viral. Internet is in tears

first_imgCanadian Sikh immigrant’s life and struggles go viral. Internet is in tearsNav Bhatia, a Canadian Sikh man who immigrated to Canada in the 80’s became viral on Twitter recently. After listening to his life story, internet is in tears.advertisement Next India Today Web Desk New DelhiMay 27, 2019UPDATED: May 27, 2019 11:23 IST Canadian Sikh immigrant man has faced a lot of hardships in lifeCanada is known as mini Punjab and the nation has a Punjabi heart too. We are not wrong when we say that. A recent Twitter thread, that went viral is a testimony for what we just are saying.Twitter user and Journalist, Muhammad Lila recently tweeted about a Canadian Sikh man who was an immigrant and arrived in Canada in the ’80s.67-year-old, Nav Bhatia is the biggest fan of the Canadian basketball club Raptors. This brown turbaned guy has been to every single Raptors home game since 1995.Muhammad, while telling Nav’s life story, talks about his hardships in life and what kind of racism he has faced because of his colour. He also talks about how he overcame all those hardships and how he is giving back to other immigrants now.Muhammad tweeted, “With the #Raptors about to hit the global stage, I’m going to share a story about what makes Toronto, and Canada, so special. It’s about a guy you’re going to be seeing a whole lot of.A Thread.(Hint: It’s about racism, sports, and why you’ll end up cheering for)”With the #Raptors about to hit the global stage, I’m going to share a story about what makes Toronto, and Canada, so special. It’s about a guy you’re going to be seeing a whole lot of.A Thread.[Hint: It’s about racism, sports, and why you’ll end up cheering for ]Muhammad Lila (@MuhammadLila) May 26, 2019When you think of the Raps, you probably think of Drake on the sidelines, as the team’s biggest fan.The thing is, he’s not.In Toronto, we love @Drake. But there’s someone else who symbolizes everything great about Toronto and Canada. Lila (@MuhammadLila) May 26, 2019This is Nav Bhatia. You’re going to see a lot of him waving his towel on TV.He’s 67 years old and still cheers louder than your teenage nephew. If you’ve ever been to a Raps game, you can’t miss him.But here’s what most people don’t know: Lila (@MuhammadLila) May 26, 2019He’s been at every single Raptors home game since 1995.That’ right: Every. Single. One.Through Damon, Vince, CB4, a zillion coaches, blackouts, blizzards, you name it.Big deal, right? Wait, there’s more. Lila (@MuhammadLila) May 26, 2019Bhatia came to Canada as an immigrant in the 80s with almost nothing. As a brown turbaned guy with an accent he couldn’t get a job as an engineer, so he wound up working as a car salesman at dealership in a rough part of town.Devastating, right?Nope. Not for Nav. Lila (@MuhammadLila) May 26, 2019He sold 127 cars in just ninety days. It’s a record that stands to this day. He did it the old-fashioned way, by being honest (and yes, some catchy radio ads). He was so good that he eventually bought the dealership. Crazy, right.Guess what’s crazier? Lila (@MuhammadLila) May 26, 2019He later bought another.Back in 1995, when the businesses weren’t doing well, he still bought season’s tickets. They cost a lot, but he didn’t care. He loved the team. Even those ugly purple dinosaur logos. He wore them with pride. Lila (@MuhammadLila) May 26, 2019If you go to a Raps game, you’ll see his big ass huge goofy smile, on the baseline.When you’re an immigrant, nothing feels more Canadian than waving a Canadian flag while cheering your team. Sports is the great equalizer. Lila (@MuhammadLila) May 26, 2019In any other city (looking at you, MIL), a guy like Nav might stand out. But not in Toronto. We’re a place where immigration works. Multuculturalism works. Ask anyone who’s been to a Raps game and they’ll tell you it’s the most diverse place in the world.Muhammad Lila (@MuhammadLila) May 26, 2019You’ll hear a dozen languages, see black guys in dreads hanging out with Korean guys eating poutine. In other cities, that would be weird.In Toronto, it’s perfectly normal. It’s how the 6ix rolls.Take this pic. How many colors/ethnicities can you see? At least a dozen. Lila (@MuhammadLila) May 26, 2019So when you see a guy like Nav, you’re not just looking at a superfan.You’re looking at the story of Toronto.It’s why a guy like Charles Barkley loves the city. It’s why @Shaq @KingJames and others others come here every summer.It’s what makes Canada special. Lila (@MuhammadLila) May 26, 2019That while the world is building walls, Canada is building bridges.A guy like @superfan_nav is our best symbol of that.He’s not just a guy from Toronto. He *is* Toronto.A place where people work hard, make it, and still care enough to give back. Lila (@MuhammadLila) May 26, 2019When his dealerships started doing better, he could’ve called it a day.Instead, every year he spends $300K of his own money to send kids mostly from brown, immigrant families to Raptors games.He does it to show them they belong.#Raptors Lila (@MuhammadLila) May 26, 2019Basketball can be more than just a game.When the finals tip-off on Thursday, the world is going to see Toronto being Toronto: Diverse, strong, caring.And there’ll be a 67-year old Sikh turbaned guy leading the charge.And you know what, we’re okay with that.END Lila (@MuhammadLila) May 26, 2019Just got off the phone with Nav. I asked him what he’d tell the world about Canada, he said:”Other counties might be richer, but they’re not richer in mannerisms, politeness, or looking after each other.. And the country south of us has a lot to learn.”Muhammad Lila (@MuhammadLila) May 26, 2019When actor, Siddharth from Rang De Basanti fame heard the story, his heart was also touched and he shared the story with his fans with a heartwarming message.What an amazing story!It’s obviously difficult to understand but every human being is in fact an immigrant.Read this inspiring thread about an amazing Canadian sikh man (@Actor_Siddharth) May 27, 2019Other Twitter reactions are also on similar lines. Have a look.I’ve met Nav twice. He is such a nice man. Good guy!George K (@geomedia04) May 27, 2019Thanks for this Sid. Truly hearteningsubha j rao (@subhajrao) May 27, 2019Last tweet of the thread is best. M we surely need to learn manners, politeness and develop an ability to look after each otherGaurav Verma (@im_verma) May 27, 2019Nav’s sweet story has a moral for every single one of us.ALSO READ | Smriti Irani posts pic of family celebrating Amethi win. Don’t miss Twinkle Khanna’s comment on itALSO SEE | TikTok star Mohit Mor shot dead in Delhi. His viral videos will always make his fans smileALSO WATCH | TikTok star Mohit Mor shot dead in Delhi. His best viral videosGet 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 byNishtha Grover Tags :Follow CanadaFollow immigrantsFollow Trending Newslast_img read more


Global Logistics Hub Initiative Receives $50 Million

first_imgWork to develop the Global Logistics Hub Initiative during this year, is to be boosted significantly by the provision of $50 million in the 2013/14 Estimates of Expenditure, which were tabled in the House of Representatives on April 4.The allocation has been earmarked to purchase equipment, and finance the provision of services, among other inputs, to continue work already started on the development.Activities being undertaken include: enhancement and expansion of the existing structure at the Port of Kingston and the Kingston Container Terminal, as well as the island’s two airports – the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston and Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay.Additionally, the initiative will see the development of new projects, such as the Caymanas Economic Zone in St. Catherine as well as cargo airports; dry docks; and bulk storage facilities.Work on these facilities is aimed at accommodating air, rail road, and sea connectivity, digital infrastructure, and associated development. The hub’s development is being spearheaded by the Government of Jamaica in an effort to position the island as the fourth major node in the global supply and logistics chain. This is intended to take advantage of an anticipated increase in maritime activity, consequent on the expansion of the Panama Canal, scheduled for completion in 2015.By Douglas McIntosh, JIS Reporterlast_img read more


Car Carrier Sector Braces For a Bumpy Road Ahead

first_imgzoom The car carrier sector has seen an increase in scrapping and almost no new orders in 2016 as vessel owners are trying to combat a decline in global seaborne car trade, according to Clarksons Research.Given the strong link between economic growth, consumer demand and car sales, the car carrier sector has been highly exposed to sluggish world economic performance in recent years, and global seaborne car trade has still not yet returned to its 2008 peak of 21.3 million cars, with average annual growth of just 1.4% in 2013-15. This year has seen further pressure on seaborne volumes, with car trade projected to have dropped 4% to 19.8m cars.The key driver of this fall has been considerably lower imports into developing economies following the commodity price downturn. Car sales in these countries have dropped sharply, and seaborne car imports into the Middle East, Africa and South America are set to drop by more than 10% this year, according to Clarksons Research.While imports into North America and Europe, still the two largest markets for imported vehicles, have grown moderately (by 2% and 4% respectively), this has not been enough to offset declines elsewhere. Other factors have also dented volumes, with expansion of car output closer to demand centres leading to a disconnect between global car sales, which have continued to expand, and seaborne trade volumes.Largely as a result of the downturn in demand, car carrier market conditions have deteriorated further this year, according to Clarksons Research. Most car carriers still operate under long-term agreements, but guideline charter rates have fallen back to subdued levels, with the one year rate for a 6,500 ceu Pure Car Truck Carrier (PCTC) falling to USD 16,000/day in recent weeks, down 30% from the start of the year.Vessel idling has risen, utilisation of active capacity is under pressure, and waiting time between fixtures has increased, whilst a trend towards shorter-term and spot fixtures has also been apparent, Clarksons Research said.In response to these pressures, owners have stepped up supply-side action. Scrapping has increased, and is projected to reach 0.2m car equivalent capacity this year, over four times the 2015 level and the highest since 2009, with fleet capacity projected to have declined by 0.3% in full year 2016. Meanwhile, only two ships have been ordered this year, after 42 contracts were placed in 2015.Yet the road ahead still seems far from clear for the car carrier sector, with demand seeming unlikely to shift up a few gears in the short-term, according to Clarksons Research.last_img read more


Marvels Agent Carter And Agents Of SHIELD Declare Dubsmash Wars For Charity

first_imgFans of Marvel’s Agent Carter and Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD are in for a treat – the stars of the shows are going head-to-head in Dubsmash Wars for charity.Video: DUBSMASH WARS For CharityThe shows first went to war at Comic-Con in San Diego. But there was more than a little disagreement over who won… and a few tears… so they’re going to do it again – and this time it’s to the death (actually it’s not really).Here’s your chance to win a trip for you and a guest to Hollywood to have lunch with Hayley Atwell, Clark Gregg, James D’Arcy and Chloe Bennett from Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Marvel’s Agent Carter and record a Dubsmash video. All you have to do is choose a team and donate to STOMP Out Bullying (Team Carter) or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (Team SHIELD). Every dollar you donate is 1 vote for your favorite team in the Dubsmash War and gives you 1 entry into the contest.Find out more here.last_img read more


Indigenous Affairs Minister insists government is on track to tackle First Nation

first_imgTodd Lamirande APTN National NewsThe federal government announced today that it will deliver on a promise to eliminate water woes on First Nation communities.According to Canada, there are nearly 100 communities across the country where people cannot drink the water from their taps.On Thursday, Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett insisted the government’s plan is on track and by 2021, there will be no First Nations under long-term water advisories.last_img


US retail sales rose for 2nd month led by cars clothes

first_imgWASHINGTON – U.S. retail sales rose at a solid pace last month, as bullish consumers bought more cars, furniture and clothes.Retail sales increased 0.2 per cent in October, the Commerce Department said Wednesday, after a healthy 1.9 per cent gain in the previous month. September’s gain was the largest in 2 1/2 years and was driven by big increases in auto and gas sales in the wake of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.Americans are spending more freely as confidence in the economy has jumped in the past year and the unemployment rate is at a 17-year low. Excluding gas station sales, which fell sharply as prices dropped, retail sales rose 0.4 per cent last month.Sales gains were widespread. Consumers spent more at electronics, grocery, clothing and sporting goods stores. Restaurants and bars reported a healthy 0.8 per cent increase, the biggest gain since January.Americans are boosting their spending, but incomes are rising only modestly. That has pushed more people to borrow to finance their purchases, particularly of autos. That has renewed worried about whether U.S. households can stay on top of their burgeoning debt loads.Auto loans and credit card debt rose sharply in the July-September quarter, according to a report Tuesday by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. That pushed total household debt to a record high of nearly $13 trillion.The proportion of Americans falling behind on their credit card bills rose to 4.6 per cent, the New York Fed said, up from 4.4 per cent a year earlier. The share of auto loans that are 90 days or more overdue rose to 2.4 per cent from 2.3 per cent. Still, low interest rates mean that U.S. households’ debt payments, on average, aren’t historically high.Gas station sales fell 1.2 per cent last month, the retail sales report showed, mostly because prices nationwide dropped 2.4 per cent. That is a reversal from September, when gas prices spiked 13 per cent in the wake of the hurricanes, which disrupted refineries on the Gulf Coast.Auto sales rose 0.7 per cent, a solid gain after a huge jump of 4.6 per cent in September. Sales are likely still elevated by the impact of the hurricanes, which destroyed thousands of cars in Texas and Florida that are steadily being replaced.last_img read more


Badr Hari Loses to Rico Verhoeven Due to Injury

By Johanna MeyerRabat – In Germany’s GLORY Collision kickboxing championship, held on December 10th, Badr Hari lost to Rico Verhoeven in a second round disqualification.Badr, Moroccan-Dutch heavyweight world champion and Rico, Dutch heavyweight contender seemed to be well matched in their fight, until the composed Badr became badly injured. He suffered what was clearly a serious injury to his right arm in the second round, with visibly broken and or misaligned bone. Badr was subsequently disqualified, due to lack of ability to continue, as his arm could not be merely realigned for the ring.Rico Verhoeven gladly accepted victory by default, but candidly admitted the circumstances of his win were not ideal. He further went on to praise Badr Hari for his contribution to the sport of kickboxing, in acknowledgment of his opponent’s expected retirement after the championship event.Although accepting defeat, Badr did not do so quietly or without fighting words. In his post-match interview, Badr declared the fight wasn’t over and that he would be back next year to face off with Rico once again. Expressing emphasis, Badr also promised he would be back to knock Rico Verhoeven out with a win to claim his title back.The verdict is still out as to what type of injury Badr endured in last night’s fight and what his prognosis will be for recovery and training in next year’s heavyweight championship face off. Will Badr reclaim his victory next year, or will it be won from him yet again? Morocco will have to wait and see. read more


Maple Leaf Foods posts 148million loss in very difficult quarter

TORONTO — Maple Leaf Foods Inc. posted a $14.8-million loss in what the company concedes was a “very difficult” first quarter, but CEO Michael McCain described the problems as both “transitory” and “self-correcting.”“This was a very difficult quarter, with lower earnings in our protein business overshadowing good improvement in our bakery results,” McCain said.The company’s meat business, which had enjoyed several years of steady improvement, was hurt in the quarter by poor market conditions, weaker volumes in the wake of necessary price hikes and transition costs related to its new network.“But I think the most important thing to recognize is this is a short-term impact — more severe than we anticipated — but it is transitory as part of the expected market bubbles connected to the droughts of last summer,” he said.“Longer term our strategies are working. Over the past four years we have doubled our EBITDA margins as a result of changes in the investments in our business and we expect to continue to invest in margin expansion through 2015.”Maple Leaf said the loss amounted to 11 cents per share in the period ended March 31 compared with a loss of just under $6-million or four cents per share a year ago.The bigger loss came as sales fell to $1.11-billion from $1.16-billion in the 2012 quarter, a 4.1 % decrease year over year or 2.3% after adjusting for divestitures and foreign exchange as lower volumes were partly offset by higher prices.The loss for the quarter included $47.4-million or 25 cents per share of pre-tax expenses related to restructuring and other related costs, compared with $20.4-million, or 11 cents per share, in the year-earlier period.Adjusted earnings per share were a loss of six cents, reversing last year’s adjusted EPS profit of six cents.On the Toronto Stock Exchange, the company’s shares were down 69 cents, or 5.17% at $12.66 near midday.McCain explained that droughts in the U.S. drove up the cost of major feed grains, which translated into higher prices for livestock and therefore the input costs for the company’s meat products.“The same thing is true of wheat, which translates into the cost of bread,” he said, noting that changes in input costs tend to be reflected six to nine months down the line as they work their way through the system.“We certainly experienced (the drought impact) in a more severe way than we anticipated but we believe that those are self-correcting,” he said.Meanwhile, Maple Leaf plans to stay with its strategic plan, with no material changes expected to the company’s forecast of $425-million in capital sending for the year.Nor does McCain expect significant changes to the $139-million in forecast restructuring spending into 2015. The company took a $47.4-million restructuring charge for severance and decommissioning costs in the latest period.“The accounting rules require us to take both severances and decommissioning costs in advance of the actual event once it’s been decided and many of them are non-cash charges and those were reflected in our quarterly results,” he said.McCain said that while the outcome is seen as challenging in the near term “we expect steady improvements through the remainder of the year as a result of improved markets, restoring stable volumes and continued success in our supply chain conversions.”Sales for the protein group, which includes the company’s meat products and agribusiness groups, declined 5.9% to $744.4-million from $790.8-million.The drop was driven by lower volumes and the divestiture of the company’s potato processing business, partly offset by higher price.Sales for the bakery group fell 0.4% overall to $368.4-million, but increased by 0.6% after adjusting for the closure of a bakery in the U.K. and currency translation on sales in the U.S. and U.K.The increase was mostly due to price increases in the fresh and North American frozen bakery businesses and higher croissant volumes in the U.K., partly offset by lower volumes in the fresh bakery business. read more


Sri Lankan man reported missing in Australia

When Ms Thangarajah left for work his car was gone.She assumed he had gone for a morning swim or walk at Coogee, which was his regular activity in recent weeks. A second sea search has been launched in Eastlakes, Sydney, Australia for Sri Lankan born Rajah Thangarajah after the father-of-two mysteriously vanished over a week ago.The 62-year-old was last seen at his home by his daughter Kayathri Thangarajah. Thangarajah’s wife was in Sri Lanka for a family visit, and his son was in Chicago — both of them arrived back to join the search on Sunday. His car, a green 2004 Ford Falcon, was found parked near Wylie’s Baths on Neptune St.“Police have done sea searches, helicopter searches and bushland searches.“We’ve done the whole Coogee to Bondi walk and gone all of the way to Maroubra and La Perouse as well and we haven’t found anything or any trace of him.” “We’ve looked everywhere we could think of,” she told the Southern Courier. “He doesn’t have his credit card, he didn’t take any money or his phone, it’s hard to think where he has been for a week without any of it.” “We would have expected something to turn up by now. We have had no contact with him and no one has seen him,” Ms Thangarajah said.Mr Thangarajah has been married for 32 years, and is semi-retired. Ms Thangarajah said he “lived for his family and friends” and his disappearance was “totally out of character”.“We grew up in Coogee, so he knows the area. He is a strong enough swimmer to be in the water and Coogee was not very choppy at all at that time.” He is described as being of Indian appearance, 170cm tall and with a medium build. He is balding with greying hair and walks with a hunched gait. read more


Meningitis outbreak leaves thousands in Uganda in need of vaccine UN agency

An outbreak of meningitis has affected 175 people in Uganda, 11 of them fatally, the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) reported today, estimating that more than 200,000 vaccine doses are needed to immunize another 133,000 Ugandans.WHO and the non-governmental organization (NGO) Médecins sans Frontières (MSF) have provided enough doses for just 800 to 1,000 patients. The health agency is working with the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the Ugandan authorities to increase community awareness in the affected district, as well as in nearby Kitgum and Moroto districts, and to persuade the people there to make quick referrals of suspected cases to designated facilities.The majority of the cases have been reported in the Nakapiripirit district in north-eastern Uganda and four cases have been confirmed in neighbouring Kenya, WHO said.According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), the situation has been exacerbated by the extremely dry weather, which has forced nomadic populations into crowded temporary settlements, thereby contributing to the rapid spread of the disease. read more


Man arrested over death of Caroline Graham 25 years ago

first_imgPOLICE IN NORTHERN Ireland have arrested a 53-year-old man on suspicion of murdering Caroline Graham 25 years ago.The 19-year-old Newry woman went missing in April 1989, a time when she was living with her boyfriend in Hanover Street in Portadown.The PSNI have ramped up the investigation into her presumed death over the past four months, with a number of searches and arrests.The 53-year-old arrested today was also detained on suspicion of possession of a firearm. He was arrested in Antrim and is being questioned at the Serious Crime Suite.Earlier this week, specialist forensic scientists were called in to help with the investigation as police examined items at a house on Hanover Street. Source: Niall CarsonAs a result of indications by victim recovery dogs, the scientists were drafted in. Source: Niall CarsonAccording Detective Chief Inspector Peter Montgomery, the key to recovering Caroline’s remains “lies with a small group of local people” because whoever was responsible for her murder may have spoken to people.In June, a 76-year-old woman was arrested but subsequently released as part of the fresh probe.Specialist forensic scientists to search house of Caroline GrahamSniffer dogs being used in search for body of Caroline Graham murdered in 198976-year-old woman released after being arrested in connection with 1989 murderlast_img read more


Incredible Lego contraption automatically sorts Lego axles

first_imgRather than leave all of your Legos in a big plastic box and have to sift through them every time you want to build something, you could conceivably put them to good use and build a machine that sifts through them for you. Lego engineer Akiyuki did just that, and built an impressive machine out of Lego that will henceforth sort all of his Legos.To get the process started, someone must manually dump a pile of Legos into a loading bay. Once filled, the machine, dubbed the Lego Axle Sorter AS-L40A, automatically props Legos single-file up onto a conveyor belt, which then transports the pieces to the sorter. The Axle sorts ten different types of Lego pieces, and dumps them into compartments below. The video shows that the machine is highly accurate, and doesn’t mix Lego types.Once the machine finishes sorting the pieces, the compartments are detachable so you can dump them into individual containers, or at least have them all grouped before a build project.If you’re wondering how the Legos get sorted from longest to shortest, it would seem that rather than some fancy sensor, Akiyuki used a combination of differently sized ledges and holes to allow shorter pieces to pass by the initial drop points. The video doesn’t really provide too great a shot of it, and it only appears on screen for a handful of seconds, but that method seems possible.Sorting Legos seems to be a good use for Legos, right?Blog91 via Awesomerlast_img read more


Greeces lenders skeptical on new bills

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram European officials have expressed concern that the Greek government has not consulted with its partners over its plans to bring new legislation to parliament this week but the greatest focus appears to be on how Athens will cover its immediate funding needs.“We have not discussed anything with the Greek side,” a European official told Sunday’s Kathimerini after Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras announced on Friday night that four bills would be tabled in the House this week.In a televised address to his cabinet, Tsipras said that four draft laws would be unveiled this week in order to tackle the social impact of the crisis, to introduce a new payment scheme for overdue debts to the state, to protect primary residences from foreclosures and to reopen public broadcaster ERT.At the Eurogroup on February 20, Greece and its lenders agreed that the government would not adopt any measures unilaterally that “would negatively impact fiscal targets, economic recovery or financial stability, as assessed by the institutions.”It is not clear if Greece’s creditors believe that the bills due to be submitted to Parliament this week fall into this category but sources suggested that there is concern about the lack of of communication between Athens and its partners.However, the immediate problem that must be overcome is ensuring that the government can meet its funding needs over the next few months, starting with a 1.6-billion-euro payment to the International Monetary Fund in March. On Saturday, Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis went as far saying that Athens would try to negotiate the summer payment of 6.7 billion euros’ worth of Greek bonds held by the European Central Bank.“Shouldn’t we negotiate this? We will fight it,” he told Skai TV. “If we had the money we would pay… They know we don’t have it.”Greece’s lenders, however, believe that they may be able to use this inability to pay to their advantage and pressure the government to carry out reforms before the country’s funding needs become less significant.“Now is the time that we can exercise pressure on the Greek government,” a European official told Kathimerini.Source: Kathimerinilast_img read more


SBI internet banking ban from Dec 1 How to check if your

first_imgPeople line up outside an ATM at a State Bank of India branch in Mumbai, India, July 22, 2015.Reuters fileAre you a State Bank of India (SBI) account holder frequently using online banking for your banking transactions? You have 10 days left to register your phone number with the SBI account. If you fail to link phone number with your SBI account before December 1, the bank will not allow you to do online transactions from December 1.”As per RBI advisory, it is mandatory to register your mobile number to avail internet banking services. Please register your mobile number by 30.11.2018, failing which, your internet banking access will be deactivated/blocked w.e.f from 01.12.2018,” a press statement from SBI reads.This doesn’t mean that your account will be blocked from all the banking activities if you fail to register the phone number. Only internet banking will be blocked.What should I do to check whether my account number registered with the phone number?Most of the SBI accounts are already registered with the phone number. If you have doubt about your account follow the following 4 steps to ensure your account is linked with the phone number.Open www.onlinesbi.comLog in with your online banking credentialsNow go to My Accounts section and click on Profile. From the options go to Personal Details/MobileEnter your profile password (Please note that profile password is not the login password)If you have already linked a mobile number with the account then the specified box will show the phone number in 98XXX format. If not, the box will be left blank.What should I do to register my SBI account with the phone number?If your mobile number is not registered with the branch, contact your nearest SBI bank branch before November 30.Why should I register my SBI account with the phone number?It initiates SBI SMS Alert service that allows you to stay updated on your banking transactions on SBI bank account on your mobile. The logo of State Bank of India is pictured next to its headquarters in Mumbai, India, March 14, 2016.Reuters filelast_img read more

BNP rejects ALs lopsided pollstime govt

first_imgMirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir and Obaidul Quader. File PhotoThe Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) on Thursday questioned the intention of the ruling Awami League in forming a ‘lopsided election-time government’ to hold one-sided parliamentary polls again.Alleging that the AL is talking about such election without BNP’s participation, BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir discarded the poll-time smaller cabinet a day after the AL general secretary Obaidul Quader divulged the government’s plan,”He (Quader) yesterday (Wednesday) said their polls-time interim government will be formed, and the election won’t remain halted if BNP boycotts it. They exactly want the BNP not to join the polls,” the BNP leader told a discussion at the Jatiya Press Club, reports UNB.Bangladesh Federal Union of Journalists (BFUJ) and Dhaka Union of Journalists (DUJ) organised the discussion to mark the ‘black day of newspapers’.Mirza Fakhrul said as a democratic party, the BNP wants a national election to be held later this year. “But, that election must be held in a fair and credible manner. It won’t be an election if you (AL leaders) roam here and there by helicopters after snatching opposition’s rights to expression and sending its leaders and activists in jail.”He said a level-playing field must be created and an election-time neutral government must be installed considering the country’s political culture.Besides, the BNP leader said the current parliament must be dissolved and BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia will have to be released from jail to ensure a level-playing field.On Wednesday, AL general secretary Obaidul Quader said there is a possibility of forming a polls-time government in October. “It won’t be a new government, but the incumbent one will take charge, and the size of the cabinet will be smaller.About the BNP’s participation in the next general election, he said, “If BNP doesn’t participate in it that doesn’t mean it’ll be a unilateral election. Other parties will participate in the polls and it will be an inclusive one.”Fakhrul asked his party colleagues to get ready to take to the streets overcoming all the obstacles, and urged other political parties and seasoned politicians to come forward to forge a national unity to save the country and overcome the current political ‘crisis’.The BNP leader questioned whether Awami League or any other element is running the country. “Awami League has got so much bankrupt politically that it’s now can’t use its political experience. They’re only deceiving people.”He urged the government to engage in talks and take steps to hold the next general election under a non-party neutral administration.About Gazipur city polls, Fakhrul said the election commission is not working neutrally to arrange a credible election there on 26 June.He alleged that the current government’s rule is more dangerous than that of one-party BKSAL rule in 1975.The BNP secretary general, however, urged his party colleagues not to get frustrated, but to take preparation to realise their all demands through a tougher struggle.”There’s no reason to think we’ll go to power if there’s an election. We’ve no option but to go to people to realise our demands. As a politician, I think, when there’s a crisis, we need to go people and learn from them,” he observed.last_img read more

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first_img News | Radiation Therapy | August 02, 2019 Varian Showcases Cancer Care Systems and Software at AAPM 2019 Varian showcased systems and software from its cancer care portfolio, including the Identify Guidance System, at the… read more Videos | Artificial Intelligence | July 22, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Machine Learning to Automate Radiotherapy Treatment Planning Leigh Conroy, Ph.D., physics resident, Universi read more Technology | November 03, 2010 MR System Features Radiation Oncology Options News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | August 01, 2019 | Jeff Zagoudis, Associate Editor FDA Issues Draft Guidance on Medical Device Safety in MRI Environment The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a new draft guidance titled Testing and Labeling Medical Devices for… read more The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July.  News | Neuro Imaging | August 16, 2019 ADHD Medication May Affect Brain Development in Children A drug used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appears to affect development of the brain’s… read more Two brain metastases from primary lung cancer are contrast enhanced in the brain of a 61-year-old male. Speakers at AHRA 2019 will state that ProHance and other macrocyclic MR agents present a very low risk to patients. 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GE Healthcare will display the wide bore 1.5T OptimaT MR450w with Radiology Oncology Options for improvements in tumor targeting in brain, head/neck and pelvis therapy sites.The Optima MR450w also has a high spatial integrity and 50 cm field of view.With the improvement in the precision of radiation therapy, magnetic resonance (MR)’s ability to differentiate soft tissue positions the technology to play an increasingly important role in radiation oncology.”Without exception, the first step in effectively reducing the time, effort and success in fusing MR to CT images for radiation treatment planning is the consistent set-up of patients in the MR scanner exactly as they are in planning CT,” said Bryan Van Meter, global marketing manager of GE Healthcare’s MR surgical and radiation oncology group.The Radiation Oncology options were developed in partnership with Civco Medical Solutions. It consists of a flat couch insert with industry standard indexing and MR compatible positioning devices for brain, head/neck, and pelvis.For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Feature | Contrast Media | July 18, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr How To Manage Risk in the MR Suite Macrocyclic contrast agents have the best safety profile of all the magnetic resonance (MR) contrast media that are n read morelast_img read more

The Scottish Capital will join Glasgow as Emirates

first_imgThe Scottish Capital will join Glasgow as Emirates’ second destination in Scotland when a new daily Dubai-Edinburgh service begins on 1 October 2018.“We’re increasing our capacity to Scotland to meet growing demand, and by introducing a daily flight to Edinburgh, it will complement our current double daily flights between Dubai and Glasgow. Edinburgh is a very popular leisure and business destination, and the new service will offer our customers from across our global network, particularly from key inbound markets such as Asia and Australia, a direct option to the city via our Dubai hub,” said Hubert Frach, Emirates’ Divisional Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations, West.“It will also be a more convenient point for travellers from the greater Edinburgh area, and beyond, such as Aberdeen and Dundee, to travel with Emirates to Dubai and onward to destinations across our network.”The new service will be operated by an Emirates Boeing 777-300ER in a three class cabin configuration, with 8 private suites in First Class, 42 lie flat seats in Business Class and 304 spacious seats in Economy Class.The Scottish capital, with its Old Town and New Town both being UNESCO World Heritage Sites, is the second most visited city in the UK by tourists. It is famed for its rich history, cultural and architectural attractions, gourmet food scene, as well as international festivals and cultural events. It was also the first city in the world to be designated a UNESCO City of Literature, while last year it was named by the European Union as the top city of its size in Europe for culture and creativity.Flight EK023 will depart Dubai daily at 0955hrs and arrive in Edinburgh at 1450hrs, while the return flight, EK024 will depart Edinburgh at 2015hrs and arrive in Dubai at 0640hrs the next morning. The arrival of the flight is conveniently timed for connecting to Emirates’ services to popular outbound destinations for Scottish travellers, such as Bangkok, Lahore, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Australian cities, Perth, Melbourne and Sydney.IMAGE: Edinburgh/Emirates airlinesEdinburghEmiratesScotlandlast_img read more

One of two ExxonMobil survey ships on its way to Limassol

first_imgOne of the two ExxonMobil research vessels scheduled to carry out explorations in block 10 of Cyprus’ exclusive economic zone (EEZ) departed from Greece on Sunday and is headed towards Limassol port, according to Investigator has been moored at the port of Lavrio, Greece. The second vessel Med Surveyor was still located off the port of Haifa, Israel on Sunday.The former is expected at Limassol port in the next 48 hours.The two ships are headed ultimately to Cyprus’ block 10. They will be deploying remotely-operated underwater vehicles which will take further readings of the seabed at three selected locations in block 10.Their purpose is to gather more data to narrow down the most likely targets for gas drilling, which ExxonMobil is planning during the second half of the year.ExxonMobil will reportedly be drilling two back-to-back exploratory wells in late summer or early autumn.What remains to be seen is whether Turkey will intervene with the two survey ships heading for block 10, in the same way it blockaded ENI’s drillship Saipem 12000 recently, stopping it from carrying out its mission. Though Ankara does not lay claim to hydrocarbons in block 10, the Turkish Cypriot side has threatened that plans in all of Cyprus’ EEZ blocks would be stopped by Ankara.According to a report in Kathimerini on Sunday, both ExxonMobil and the Cyprus government have studied closely what happened in block 3 and feel certain there will be no Turkish interference this time around, the paper said, citing sources.All the relevant preparations have been completed in order for the two ships to reach their final destination and to proceed seamlessly with their work, the paper said.Although speculation was rife during the week that a fleet of US warships was in the region and attempts were made to link the move to ExxonMobil’s plan, this was denied by the US navy.Also, Turkey has issued a new navigational warning this weekend bounding the island’s east, south, and western coasts from Monday through tuso next Sunday and also from March 22 to 29.According to the warning, which also skirts an offshore block earmarked for natural gas exploration by the republic, a Turkish warship will be towing an underwater device during that time.Cyprus responded by issuing its own Navtex stating that Turkey’s action had not been authorised by the republic.You May LikeDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoTotal Battle – Online Strategy GameIf You’re PC User This Strategy Game Is A Must-Have!Total Battle – Online Strategy GameUndo Turkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more