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first_imgLive Poll from webinarPoll Cooking Up Nutrition EducationAs this poll demonstrates, many of us are using cooking demonstrations to communicate nutrition education.  Below is the list of resources shared by the Lori Carlson, the presenter and by the audience during the “Cooking Up Nutrition Education” webinar.If you missed the webinar, you can earn 1.0 CPEU by listening to the recording at the event page.  You can access a pdf version of this list under the learning materials.Resources: Nutrition and Wellness Home: The Military Families Learning Network is a location for professionals to find resources and educational information to help them work with side military families. This website provides blog posts about trending topics and upcoming webinar events.Cookingmatters.org:  Cooking Matters, No Kid Hungry helps families to shop for a cook healthy food on a budget.  This site contains recipes and gives helpful tutorials on how to make healthier food choices.Videos on EatRight.org: The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has how to videos that ranges from healthy recipes, fitness plans, and health-related nutrition topics.North Carolina Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) is a Nutrition Education program that contains recipes for participants and resources for staff involved or wanting to get involved in a nutrition education program.Health-e-Recipe (AICR Blog):  The American Institute for Cancer Research blog offers tips for cancer prevention and healthy recipes to try and reduce cancer.Spend Smart Eat Smart: Iowa State University Extension and Outreach link provides tips on how to save money and eat healthily. Offers healthy recipes, meal, plans along with videos on food shopping and preparations.MyPlate: USDA website promotes good nutrition and illustrates the five food groups along with guidance and tips to improve healthy eating habits. The website contains recipes, current nutrition topics, lesson plans for all ages and cooking demonstration videos.What’s Cooking? is a USDA website that contains many healthy recipes.Cooking Light provides recipes and healthy nutrition videos and tips on how to improve healthy eating behaviors.AZ Health Zone, formerly Champions for Change, Arizona Nutrition Network, presents many recipes and tutorials health related topics in nutrition. It also provides tips to improve healthy eating habits.Eat Well!: This Center for Disease Control and Prevention website provides tips on how to control diabetes by eating healthier and includes recipes on how to accomplish that.Kitchn provides recipes, entertaining ideas, trending topics in cooking and cooking tutorials.Hunger and Health – Feeding America gives a lot of resources for recipes, information/handouts for nutrition education, and information about the equipment used in our kitchens.VA.gov – Recipes and Cookbooks has an online recipe cookbooks provided along with recipes for low sodium diets. Also, has interactive cooking demonstrations and classes.Fruits & Veggies More Matters offers meal plans and tips on how to eat more fruits and vegetables. Also, has recipes and “how to” videos on how to incorporate them into more meals.Good Cheap Eats offers cheaper recipes and tips on how to eat healthily.Skinnytaste includes an online cookbook that contains low-fat recipes and provides tips on how to reduce fat within our everyday meals.The Million Hearts Initiative is to save 1 million lives in 5 years. Heart-Healthy Recipes lists articles on how to live a heart-friendly life and contains a lot of heart-healthy recipes.Just Say Yes To Fruits and Vegetables provides recipes on how to eat healthily and make it affordable. Also, has cooking demonstrations and nutrition workshops for educators.The Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion contains workshops about eating healthier and ways to make meals more affordable. Also, includes handouts and hands-on activities for the educators to provide for their participants.The Hy-Vee grocery store website is an online resource, where food shopping can be done online and be delivered to you to save time. Also, includes recipes.Commissaries is a great source for recipes, cooking tips, and resources for cooking demonstrations. Also, provides information about chains of Commissionaires that help military families by helping provide groceries for them.The American Heart Association provides information on how to make heart-healthy choices. The website has certification programs, heart-healthy recipes, and resources for kitchen equipment and food safety.The University of Arizona Cooperative Extension’s YouTube channel contains videos that are available ranging from trending nutrition topics to cooking demonstrations.Dani’s Delicious Dish (YouTube channel) presents videos on cooking demonstrations, healthy tips for grocery shopping, and information about trending topics in nutrition.The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Move! Weight Managment Program website provides information to improve the lives of Veterans by creating weight management health promotion programs.  Resources such as handouts, worksheets, and videos are provided to encourage healthy eating habits.Cooking Up Nutrition Education is a webinar presented by Lori Carlson MS, RDN, LDN. It lists event materials and upcoming events and has the webinar video for Cooking Up Nutrition Education.This list will help you with new ideas or if you want incorporate cooking demonstrations into your practice.  What resources do you use for cooking demonstrations?This post was written by Robin Allen, a member of the Military Families Learning Network (MFLN) Nutrition and Wellness team that aims to support the development of professionals working with military families.  Find out more about the MFLN Nutrition and Wellness concentration on our website, on Facebook, on Twitter, and LinkedIn.last_img read more

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first_imgGerman carmaker Volkswagen and its labour unions have agreed to 30,000 job cuts by 2021 at its VW brand as part of a plan to boost profitability and fund a shift to electric and self-driving cars after its emissions scandal, a source told Reuters on Friday.Europe’s largest automaker is trying to increase savings at its biggest unit in Germany, where its costs are high, while needing to find billions of euros to pay for the cleanup related to its diesel emissions cheating scandal.Also Read:  Volkswagen launch ‘Preferred’ edition of the VentoThe agreement, details of which are to be announced at a news conference at 9.30 am local time (0830 GMT), foresees 3.7 billion euros ($3.9 billion) in annual savings at VW’s namesake brand, which will involve 23,000 job cuts in Germany alone, another source said.VW Group, which has 610,076 employees world-wide, declined to comment.The so-called future pact, which the two sides have been hammering out since June, aims to increase the brand’s operating margin from an expected 2 percent this year.Labour leaders agreed to the cuts in exchange for a management pledge to create new jobs and invest in electric cars, mainly at factories in Germany.Also Read: Volkswagen Polo AllStar edition launched in India at Rs 7.51 lakhAt the same time as cutting traditional jobs, the VW brand will create 9,000 new jobs through investments in electric car technology, the source said.VW managers have agreed to build an electric sports utility vehicle at the company’s main plant in Wolfsburg and a smaller electric vehicle, known as the I.D., in the eastern German city of Zwickau, the first source said.advertisementElectric motors will be built in Kassel, and VW will start battery cell production in Salzgitter. It will build full battery packs at its plant in Braunschweig, the first source said.German newspaper Handelsblatt reported earlier that up to 30,000 jobs would be cut by 2020 to save up to 4 billion euros. It also said some 10,000 jobs would be axed outside of Germany, mainly in North and South America.Also Read:Volkswagen Polo GTI launched in India at Rs 25.65 lakhlast_img read more

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first_imgRealme, which is a sub-brand by Oppo, is one of the fastest growing phone brands in India. Or rather, it is the fastest growing phone brand in India if you consider the last six months. This growth has come due to phones like the Realme 1 and the Realme 2 Pro that offers consumers fairly reliable and good smartphone experience at rather affordable prices. The Realme U1, which has been launched at a price of Rs 11,999 this week, looks like another phone that will help Realme continue the momentum. It looks like a good phone, something we highlighted in our quick review of the Realme U1.At the same time, it comes when there is increased competition in the market. The big fella part of the fight is the Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro, which also launched recently in India. And while the Redmi Note 6 Pro is a phone that is slightly more expensive at Rs 13,999, it is fair to say that a lot of people are going to end up choosing between this Redmi phone and the Realme U1. So, between the Redmi Note 6 Pro and the Realme U1, which is better?Realme U1 camera vs Redmi Note 6 Pro cameraLet’s first talk about the cameras, because both Realme and Xiaomi are highlighting the camera performance of their phones as their top feature.The Redmi Note 6 Pro comes with four cameras in total, with two on the back and two on the front. While the Realme U1 packs a dual camera setup on the back and claims that it brings the “power of two cameras in one” on the front by using a new image sensor and pixel binning.advertisementOn the front, the Redmi Note 6 Pro comes with a dual-camera setup that has a primary image sensor of 20-megapixel, paired with a lens of F2 aperture. The second camera uses 2-megapixel sensor and it captures data that is used to process portrait photos with blurred background. In comparison, the Realme U1 comes with a 25-megapixel selfie camera that uses Sony IMX576 sensor and a F2 lens.On the rear, the Redmi Note 6 Pro sports a primary sensor of 12-megapixel with F1.9 aperture lens and a secondary sensor that has a 5-megapixel sensor paired with a F2.2 lens. The Realme U1 also comes with dual-camera setup. Its primary camera clicks 13-megapixel images through a F2.2 lens and its second camera has a sensor of 2-megapixel paired with F2.4 aperture.I have been using the Redmi Note 6 Pro for over a week now, and I also tried the Realme U1 for a while after its launch. After clicking pictures with both the Redmi and the Realme phones, I believe that the camera performance of the Note 6 Pro is better. The Xiaomi phone not only clicks better colours but also better details. This doesn’t, however, makes the Realme U1 shabby at the camera performance. It’s quite decent, especially for its price. But it doesn’t match the Redmi Note 6 Pro in camera performance.And this is also the case for the portrait photos. One of the bits that I love in the Note 6 Pro is its ability to click portrait photos through the front camera. This is a feature that the Realme U1 lacks.Realme U1 performance, display, design compared to Redmi Note 6 ProMove beyond the camera and you see that the Realme U1 and the Redmi Note 6 Pro are more evenly matched. In fact, there are parts where the Realme U1 is a better phone. For example, the design. The metal and glass design of the Realme U1 is much slicker than the generic design of the Redmi Note 6 Pro that continues to have those plastic inserts at the top and bottom of the phone. The feel of the phone in hand is definitely better with the Realme U1. Display is another area where the Realme U1 is better. The Realme U1 comes with a 6.3-inch FullHD+ display with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio and resolution of 2340x1080p. The Redmi Note 6 Pro, in contrast, features a 6.26-inch FullHD+ IPS LCD display. Although the Redmi Note 6 Pro has a much improved display compared to the Note 5 Pro, I feel that viewing angles are better on Realme U1 and the colours have slightly more contrast.I’ve already used the Redmi Note 6 Pro and find it to be pretty smooth in handling day-to-day-tasks — be it switching between app, running games or scrolling through Twitter or Facebook feed. The Note 6 Pro is powered by Snapdargon 636 chipset and I feel it is a very capable processor and can handle multitasking, multi-tab browsing and all of modern games that you may want to play on a phone well enough. It also helps that Xiaomi’s software — MIUI 10 — seems more polished and better optimised compared to the Colour OS in the Realme U1. I’m yet to use the Realme U1, but considering the phone come with 2.1GHz octa-core MediaTek Helio P70 chipset, I believe this phone will also be as smooth as Redmi to handle daily tasks easily.advertisementBoth the Realme U1 and the Note 6 Pro run on software that is based on Android 8.1 Oreo. Considering both the Xiaomi and Realme are committed to upgrading their devices to the latest Android version, chances are that both the phones will get Android 9 Pie soon.Battery life, from what I have seen, is more than good enough on both phones. Both should last at least a day and a half once charged 100 per cent. Although, here again, I believe that the Redmi Note 6 Pro may have a slight edge because of large 4000 mAh compared to 3500 mAh in the Realme U1.Realme U1 vs Redmi Note 6 Pro priceBoth the Redmi Note 6 Pro and the Realme U1 are aggressively priced in India. The Redmi Note 6 Pro with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage retails at Rs 13,999 in India. While the variant with 6GB RAM and 64GB internal storage has been priced at Rs 15,999. The Realme U1 has been priced starting at Rs 11,999 for the base model with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. The 4GB plus 64GB variant has been priced at Rs 14,499.ALSO READ | Realme U1 quick review: A selfie smartphone for the massesTo conclude, in this price segment my first choice is the Redmi Note 6 Pro, even though it costs Rs 2000 more than the Realme U1. It’s not that the Realme U1 is not good. I like the Realme phone, but I believe the Note 6 Pro is better in subtle, small ways and they add up to offer a slightly better user experience. But in case if you can’t extend your budget by Rs 2000, there is no harm in going for the U1. It won’t likely disappoint you. In fact, if you prefer phones with classier design, you may even prefer it over the Note 6 Pro.last_img read more

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first_imgBrazil Is Gabigol’s career already at risk? Brazilian wonderkid has been a disaster in Europe Mark Doyle Deputy Features Editor Last updated 1 year ago 15:30 11/25/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(4) Gabigol Inter Getty Images Brazil UEFA Champions League CSKA Moskva v Benfica CSKA Moskva Benfica Internazionale Santos Opinion Hailed as a future superstar when he joined Inter from Santos last year, the 22-year-old is now struggling to get any game time on loan at Benfica Just before Gabriel Barbosa joined Inter in August of last year, the striking sensation known as ‘Gabigol’ was given the ultimate endorsement by the finest centre-forward the Nerazzurri have ever known.”I have been following the new young Brazilian talents for a while now,” Ronaldo revealed, “Gabigol is certainly a great player and he is more than ready to play for a big club in Europe.”Inter 4/5 at Cagliari Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Almost everyone concurred – Barcelona and Juventus also wanted to sign the Brazilian attacker – but amidst all of the hype and hysteria surrounding the Santos starlet, a compatriot was advocating caution. “Much will depend on the effort and intelligence that he’ll show when he comes to Europe, and also on the way he integrates,” former Lyon ace Juninho told Tuttosport.”Brazilians normally need a bit of warmth.” Gabigol, though, has experienced little else but the cold, harsh reality of European football, first at Inter, and now at Benfica. In the 15 months since he first set foot in Milan, where he was greeted like a returning messiah by Inter fans at Malpensa Airport, Gabigol has played just 332 minutes of football, scoring just twice – and not once in the Primeira Liga. That is a staggering statistic for a player who racked up 50 goals for Santos in less games than Neymar; a remarkable fall from grace.Gabigol SantosGabigol European Stats PSGabigol Neymar Jesus BrazilIndeed, on August 20 of last year, Gabigol was on top of the world, an Olympic champion at the age of 20. There, he proudly stood, alongside Neymar and Gabriel Jesus, the new holy trinity of Brazilian football, three fresh-faced attacking talents who had restored a country’s faith in itself after the soul-destroying failure to win a World Cup on home soil in 2014.Further fame and fortune beckoned. However, while Neymar has since become the most expensive player ever after stepping out of Lionel Messi’s shadow at Barcelona to become the leading light at Paris Saint-Germain, and Gabriel Jesus is now shining in Pep Guardiola’s masterful Manchester City side, Gabigol has completely lost his way.In hindsight, he picked the wrong European club to join. Inter appeared to offer a greater guarantee of game time than either Juve or Barca but, unbeknownst to him, he would be linking up with a coach who did not want him. Gabigol was the first major statement signing by the club’s new owners, the Suning Group, and then coach Frank de Boer had had no say in the deal, as the Dutchman’s brother, Ronald, later revealed.De Boer’s short reign was a disaster and he was promptly sacked but given that his successor, Stefano Pioli, was immediately asked if he was merely keeping the hotseat warm until a more high-profile figure arrived at the end of the season, the new boss was never going to offer a Serie A newcomer like Gabigol the chance to learn on the job by playing him regularly.Gabigol InterGabigol Inter BolognaGabigol InterThe Europa League would have been the perfect place for Gabgiol to get to grips with European football but Inter – who were still an organisational mess at the time, following the change of ownership – botched that too. Having too many non-European Union players on their books, they decided against registering Gabigol. It represented a hammer blow to his hopes of acclimatisation.There was a winning goal at Bologna in February but, even by then, there was talk of a transfer. Another change of coach could have helped but Gabigol failed to convinced Luciano Spalletti that he was worth retaining for the 2017-18 season, amidst rumours that the youngster was not in possession of the requisite application, professionalism and resolve to succeed at the very highest level.Such talk has only intensified since his subsequent summer loan move to Benfica, where, on the rare occasions that he has played, he has looked disinterested and in poor shape. There was also an argument with team-mate Jardel after the 5-0 loss to Basel in the Champions League that cast further aspersions on his character.Gabigol, though, strongly refutes the allegation that he is to blame for his current travails.“I don’t think I failed at Inter,” he argued in an interview with A Bola last month. “It’s very difficult for a Brazilian player who comes to Europe to score 20 or 30 goals in his first year.“I arrived at Inter very young, I was only 20. It was God who wanted it that way. “I have always been Gabigol: at Inter, Santos, Benfica and Brazil. It’s just an issue of work. I have to work and wait for my opportunity.“European football is very different and it varies from country to country. Italy is very different to Brazil and to Portugal. I need to get used to it.”Gabigol PSIn Gabigol’s defence, there is an unfortunate similarity between his two European transfers in that, on both occasions, he was bought at the behest of the president and not the coach.Rui Vitoria wanted to keep Konstantinos Mitroglou – not sign Gabigol. The Brazilian did score one sublime goal, against Olhanense in the Taca de Portugal, but he presently finds himself behind Jonas, Raul Jimenez, Haris Seferovic and even youngster Diogo Goncalves in the pecking order at the Estadio da Luz.To put his predicament in perspective, he has yet to play more than 18 minutes of a single top-flight game since moving to Europe.And that is unlikely to change, with Benfica set to cut short his planned season-long loan spell in January and send him back to Inter, where he is not wanted either.As a result, he is desperate to return to Santos and the two parties have already agreed financial terms. All that remains is for the Brazilian outfit to strike a deal with the Nerazzurri, who paid €29.5 million for him last year.Given just how little game time he has seen and how little backing he has seen from his various coaches, it is difficult to ascertain whether Gabigol is – or ever will be – strong enough to succeed in Europe.All that we know for sure is that in spite of all of his obvious natural ability, he wasn’t even close to ready for the move this time around. After 15 months in the European wilderness, Gabigol needs to go back to Brazil. He needs a bit of warmth.last_img read more

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first_img Press Trust of India AntiguaAugust 18, 2019UPDATED: August 18, 2019 23:33 IST BCCI is taking all appropriate measures to ensure that security of the team is not compromised. (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSThe Indian cricket board confirmed that that security threat to the national team is a “hoax”Indian High Commission has intimated the Antigua government about the developments.BCCI is taking all appropriate measures to ensure that the security of the team is not compromisedThe Indian cricket board on Sunday confirmed that that security threat to the national team is a “hoax” but the Indian High Commission here has intimated the Antigua government about the developments.On Sunday, there were reports that BCCI received a mail about the potential security threat to the Indian team which is in West Indies and currently playing a warm-up game in Coolidge, Antigua.”We have informed the security agencies and it has been found out that it was a hoax email,” a senior BCCI official told PTI on Sunday evening.However, the BCCI is taking all appropriate measures to ensure that the security of the team is not compromised.”We informed the High Commission in Antigua and they have in turn informed the local government over there. The security is being monitored and if need be will be beefed up adequately. As of now, they are still getting the same level of security,” the official said.Also Read | Ishant takes two wickets as West Indies A struggle to 79-4 at lunch in warm-up gameFor 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 bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow BCCIFollow India VS West Indies BCCI informs Indian HC in Antigua about hoax terror threatOn Sunday, there were reports that BCCI received a mail about the potential security threat to the Indian team which is in West Indies and currently playing a warm-up game in Coolidge, Antigua.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

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first_img the cafeteria will be expanded by 1,000 square feet space designated for additional parking spaces space designated for an additional playground structure. Students, parents and teachers joined school board and government officials to formally start construction of the new Harmony Heights Elementary School in Truro today, April 23. Education Minister Karen Casey and principal Wanda Vautour, assisted a group of local elementary school students in turning the first sod on the future site of the school. “Today, Truro’s youngest students are one step closer to enjoying the safe and healthy learning environment this new school will bring,” said Ms. Casey. “I am pleased that this construction project is proceeding.” Ms. Casey also thanked the school’s steering team for guiding the consultation process so successfully. The new $8.1 million school will replace the Salmon River and Alice Street schools when it is completed in September 2008. About 360 students in Primary to Grade 5 will attend the Harmony Heights school. The school’s design will be enhanced in several ways thanks to support from the community: “I am delighted the communities that will be served by the new Harmony Heights school will be provided with a state-of-the-art facility,” said Dr. Noel Hurley, superintendent of the Chignecto-Central Regional School Board. The learning cultures at Alice Street and Salmon River schools will merge to become a new learning community in which each child learns to his or her potential.” Maxim 2000 Construction Inc. was awarded the construction contract in January 2007. The Department of Transportation and Public Works will oversee the construction of the school. The school board approved the school’s name, submitted by the school steering team, last month. The school, and one other elementary school for the Truro area, were announced in 2003. The schools are being built through the province’s eight-year, $400-million capital construction program.last_img read more

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first_imgJaipur: Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Monday said it was wrong to say that development in the country took place only after Narendra Modi became prime minister in 2014. Saying that it did not take place in a day, the CM lauded the role of previous Congress governments in the development of the country and credited former prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru with laying the foundation for the modern India. The CM also praised the Congress for keeping the democracy strong and said it was only due to it that Narendra Modi could become the prime minister of the country. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’ “Jawaharlal Nehru laid the foundation for the country’s development. The Congress governments contributed a lot towards it. Our democracy is strong because we have kept it like this over the years. Narendra Modi became the prime minister because of it,” he said during a two-day innovation vision programme held to mark the birth anniversary of former PM Rajiv Gandhi. Gehlot praised Rajiv Gandhi for bringing the IT revolution and strengthening the panchayti raj institutions in the country. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&K Recalling 1970s and 1980s, the Rajasthan CM said it used to be a tough task to connect through telephone lines and there were very few colour televisions. Things changed, technological developments took place and the computer era started due to the vision of Rajiv Gandhi, the CM said. “Today you book train, bus or flight tickets on mobile. You need not to stand in queues like people in the past. You can see what is happening around the world and can contact anyone in a short time. This did not happen in just one day,” Gehlot stressed. The Rajasthan CM also exhorted the new generation to take inspiration from visionary leaders like Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi. Praising Mahatma Gandhi for preaching non-violence and getting the country freed from the British rule, the CM said it was unfortunate that violence was taking place in the country where the message of non-violence emerged. He praised the armed formes for surgical strikes against the enemies while maintaining that winning or losing elections was part of a democracy. In the two-day programme in the memory of Rajiv Gandhi, various IT projects and innovations will be on display.last_img read more

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AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by David Friend, The Canadian Press Posted Dec 17, 2012 3:38 pm MDT TSX moves lower on broad market weakness, commodities modestly higher TORONTO – The Toronto stock market moved lower Monday following weekend reports on the latest high-level talks aimed at resolving the “fiscal cliff” stalemate in Washington.The S&P/TSX composite index fell 21.84 points to 12,274.88 in afternoon trading, while the TSX Venture Exchange inched back 0.63 of a point to 1,182.99.The Canadian dollar was up 0.29 of a cent to 101.66 cents US.TSX energy stocks were down 0.2 per cent as the January crude contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange rose 47 cents to close at US$87.20 a barrel.March copper was down 1.7 cents at US$3.68 a pound while February gold bullion lifted $1.20 to US$1,698.20 an ounce.House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner reportedly told President Barack Obama on the weekend that he could be flexible on raising taxes on some wealthy earners in exchange for cuts to benefit programs cherished by Democrats.A White House official says the president and Boehner were meeting at the White House on Monday to discuss the pending fiscal cliff and deficit reduction.On Wall Street, the Dow Jones industrials gained 67.10 points to 13,202.11 and the Nasdaq rose 25.71 points to 2,997.04. The S&P 500 index was off 11.61 points at 1,425.19.If congressional Republicans and the White House can’t reach a deal by Jan. 1, tax cuts enacted a decade ago for all Americans will expire, and government programs will be cut across the board. The combination could lead to a U.S. recession that could spread to other economies of the world.“Any possibility of a resolution probably gives you a little green. If somebody comes up and says, ‘We haven’t really progressed much,’ we’ll see it going the other way,” said Adrian Mastracci, the portfolio manager of KCM Wealth Management in Vancouver.“As far as investing goes, we have to get past that.”Meanwhile, a survey of top U.S. business economists released Monday by the National Association for Business Economics showed that most believe that modest growth will be ongoing in 2013, led by rising demand for housing.Based on the survey, NABE sees economic growth of 2.1 per cent after 2.2 per cent growth in 2012.In Canada, the real-estate industry’s main association released a revised forecast for 2012 housing resales. The Canadian Real Estate Association now projects 456,300 units will be sold in 2012, half a percentage point below last year’s level. The Canadian national average home price is projected to rise by 0.3 per cent to $363,900 in 2012, down from CREA’s September forecast of $365,000, up 0.6 per cent.In corporate developments, copper miner Inmet Mining Corp. (TSX:IMN) says it has yet to receive the increased $5.1-billion takeover bid that was announced by First Quantum Minerals Ltd. (TSX:FM) on Sunday. Inmet is urging shareholders to withhold taking action until it can evaluate the details. Inmet shares rose four per cent to $72.91.TSX financial stocks dropped 0.5 per cent.Sun Life Financial (TSX:SLF) said it has agreed to sell its U.S. annuity unit and certain life insurance businesses for US$1.35 billion to Delaware Life Holdings, a company owned by shareholders of Guggenheim Partners. Sun Life shares dropped $1.01 to $27.24.Shares of Research In Motion (TSX:RIM) were down after the company said its new BlackBerry 10 operating system is undergoing a invitation-only user testing at 120 select government and private-sector customers across various industries. The company’s stock was down 23 cents to $13.65. read more

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first_imgIn other stories in the road safety books, a child of Irish origin is seen wearing a shamrock hat while celebrating St Patrick’s Day and a middle-class boy being taken to watch tennis at Wimbledon. Gina Khan, an advocate of Islamic women’s equality, told The Times: “You are sexualising a four-year-old girl. It is as simple as that. The reason a female is covered is so men don’t look at her. How can you integrate in society if you have a fouryear-old girl wearing a hijab?” Shaista Gohir, chairwoman of the Muslim Women’s Network UK charity, said: “It’s like trying to get that child to try to grow up far too quickly. A child needs to be treated like a child.” Children's Traffic Club London The Children’s Traffic Club London illustrations depicted youngsters from a variety of ethnic backgroundsCredit:Transport for London Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. A Transport for London spokeswoman said: “We apologise for any offence caused by this content and we will not use these designs in future.”What do you think? Join the debate by leaving a comment below. A road safety campaign that uses images of a young Muslim girl wearing a hijab has dropped the pictures after they were accused of sexualising the child.The religious headscarf is traditionally worn by Muslim women from the age of puberty to signal female modesty in front of men.However, illustrations used in educational books and on the internet as part of the Children’s Traffic Club London show a child aged four wearing a hijab.Transport for London confirmed the campaign, which it had promoted and that has recruited around 60,000 children across the capital, would stop using the images.Drawings of the young Muslim girl, called Razmi, in the stories show her wearing the hijab – which in Arabic means “partition” or “barrier” – in a variety of settings.last_img read more

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Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. salmond Alex Salmond at the launch of his RT chat showCredit:PA It emerged in August that the Scottish Government had carried out an inquiry after two women raised complaints against Mr Salmond in January this year.One woman claimed she had to make repeated requests to stop his alleged advances in a bedroom at Bute House, Edinburgh, in December 2013, the first minister’s official resident in Edinburgh.The Daily Record said previously that it had seen the wording of one of the complaints, which was made by a government employee. She alleged the former first minister touched her bottom and breasts through her clothing while she was alone with him. Police investigating sexual misconduct claims against Alex Salmond are said to be probing an alleged incident at Edinburgh Airport.Officers are understood to have interviewed staff at the airport last week after initial inquiries into complaints by two Scottish Government employees brought fresh information to light.The alleged incident is said to date back to 2008, when Mr Salmond used the airport regularly in his role as First Minister.According to the Daily Record, it did not form part of the Scottish Government investigation into the two sexual harassment claims which emerged in August and sparked a police investigation.A spokesman for Edinburgh Airport said: “We are helping police with their inquiries and are unable to comment further at this time.” Police Scotland said only that its inquiries were continuing. A spokesman for Edinburgh Airport said it was helping policeCredit:PA Mr Salmond, who quit the party to defend himself, strenuously denies the allegations and has launched a civil action contesting the way the government carried out its inquiry, which he claims was unfair.The case came to the Court of Session in Edinburgh last week when a lawyer representing the former MP and MSP, who now hosts a television show on Russia Today, said he would argue that Mr Salmond was not given adequate information about the two sexual misconduct allegations. The inquiry was overseen by the Scottish Government’s senior civil servant, Leslie Evans, the permanent secretary, and Scottish ministers, who are contesting the action.Mr Salmond raised more than £100,000 through a crowdfunding campaign to pay for his legal fees in the case. The case is due to be heard over four days from January 15.A spokesman for Mr Salmond said he “denies all suggestions of misconduct at any time and suggests that everyone should allow police enquires to take their proper course without briefing or breaching their confidentiality”.He added: “Alex has not been interviewed by the police about any matter. He is content to have his case against the Scottish Government stated in the Court of Session in January.” salmond read more

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Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedFormer UWI Vice Chancellor nominated to be UG ChancellorJune 29, 2015In “Business”UWI to remove name of ‘racist’ former British governor on St Augustine hall of residenceNovember 10, 2017In “Regional”Dr Nigel Harris installed as new UG ChancellorMay 12, 2016In “latest news” (CMC) Trinidadian businessman, Robert Bermudez has been selected as the next Chancellor of the University of the West Indies (UWI).Robert Bermudez (Photo: CMC)Education Minister Anthony Garcia made the announcement at a post cabinet press conference on Thursday.Bermudez will be the second Trinidadian to hold this position following Dr Eric Williams.The term of the current chancellor George Alleyne expires in late July 2017.Garcia said the UWI Council had established a search committee – that included representatives from contributing governments, the UWI Senate, the UWI Students’ Guild, the Post- Graduates Association and the University Teachers Group – to find a new chancellor.The decision to appoint Bermudez was ratified by Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Heads in their last meeting in Guyana.Bermudez is the chairman of the Board of Directors of the Bermudez Group of Companies and has led the growth of the Bermudez Group from a local, family-owned business, to a regional business throughout the Caribbean and Latin America.He has enjoyed a distinguished career in business and is associated with several other corporate bodies in Trinidad and Tobago and the Caribbean.He is also a non-executive director of the Massy Group.He was elected to the Board of Neal & Massy Holdings Limited, now Massy Holdings Ltd, in 1997 and has served on the company’s Audit and Governance and Compensation Committees. read more

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first_imgMetals Economics Group’s (MEG) 22nd edition of Corporate Exploration Strategies (CES) concludes the industry’s aggregate budget for nonferrous metals exploration surged to $18.2 billion in 2011. Despite periods of weakness and volatility, metals prices-the primary driver of exploration spending- have improved significantly since bottoming in early 2009, and have remained well above their long-term trends through 2010-11. Almost all companies have responded by increasing their exploration budgets over the past two years. As a result, the industry’s aggregate exploration total jumped 44% in 2010 and a further 50% in 2011, more than doubling from 2009’s recent low of $8.4 billion to the new all-time high of $18.2 billion in 2011.The PDAC has partnered with MEG in making this special report on global exploration and industry trends available to its members and Convention 2012 delegates. Ross Gallinger, Executive Director, PDAC, explains “The PDAC makes use of Metals Economics Group’s services to better understand global exploration trends, thereby helping us to support our members through the development of programs and policy recommendations. Metals Economics Group is acknowledged as the leader in providing comprehensive information, expertise, and analysis to the mining industry, and is the premier source for exploration statistics worldwide.”Looking forward, MEG predicts that “despite concerns about the global economy and projections of lacklustre growth for most countries, China and other resource-hungry emerging and developing economies are still expected to lead global GDP growth and demand for metals over the next few years. On the supply side, the industry still faces many of the limitations that existed prior to the 2008 economic downturn that effectively set back the clock on many developments. While periods of weakness and volatility will likely continue in the near term, most metals prices are expected to remain above their long-term trends and comfortably above the nominal cost of production through 2012.“Most major and intermediate producers remain committed to exploration to replace mined reserves and strengthen and grow their pipelines, particularly while metals prices stay relatively strong. We expect most producers – many of which have much healthier balance sheets than they did a few years ago – to continue to invest in organic growth, resulting in a moderate increase in their aggregate exploration allocation in 2012.“Exploration spending by risk capital-dependent junior companies may be a different story, however. As the pace of exploration financings weakened in late 2011 – traditionally the busiest time of year for junior exploration – related financings as companies cash-up ahead of the upcoming field season – many juniors have had trouble raising the funds needed to sustain or increase exploration spending in 2012. Although early indications are that some juniors plan to increase their exploration budgets in 2012, unless equity markets improve over the fi rst quarter, many will likely be forced to reduce exploration spending this year. We therefore expect a slight decline in spending by the juniors, offset by increased spending by the producers, resulting in a net increase of 5%-15% in exploration spending by the industry as a whole in 2012 – a relatively small change compared with the 40%-50% swings of the past few years.last_img read more

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← Previous Story SEHA GAZPROM Final4 in Brest! Next Story → Rhein Neckar Lowen sign Bogdan Radivojevic In his first matches on the helm of German national team, Christian Prokop didn’t feel joy of success. Germany lost against Sweden 25:27 in Gothenburg, while in Hamburg was 25:25.Germany – Sweden 25:25 (16:14)Germany: Lichtlein, Vortmann; Lemke, Allendorf (1), Häfner (4), Theilinger, Billek (2), Weber (8), Kühn, Späth (1), Musche, Ernst, Rahmel (1), Preuss (3), Pieczkowski (4), Drux (1)Sweden: Sandström, Johannesson; Månsson (2), Stegefelt (1), Berg (2), Pettersson (3), Stenbäcken, Wanne, Freiman, Lindskog (2), Gottfridsson (7), Halén (2), Barud, Zachrisson (6) read more

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first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The process of paying out up to 1 million euros in damages to the owners of homes, businesses and cars that were damaged during flash floods in Athens on Friday is due to begin this week.The fire service completed its assessment of the damage in several neighbourhoods on the weekend and sent its report to the Interior Ministry. According to reports, 580 properties and 168 cars were seriously damaged in 25 municipalities.The Interior Ministry is expected to officially request compensation for the flood victims on Monday. Homeowners are to receive between 1,174 and 5,869 euros to restore the damage done to their properties.Source: Kathimerinilast_img read more

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first_imgStay on target The Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum has acquired a new out-of-this-world artifact.Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Galactic and The Spaceship Company (TSC), last week donated the hybrid rocket motor used to send SpaceShipTwo, VSS Unity, to space in December.Unveiled during a ceremony at the Washington, D.C., institution, the engine will be exhibited in the forthcoming “Future of Spaceflight” commercial space flight gallery.“The SpaceShipTwo rocket motor is a fitting addition to the National Air and Space Museum’s collection,” according to Ellen Stofan, the John and Adrienne Mars Director of the National Air and Space Museum. “It does not just represent technical achievement. It is sure to also inspire our visitors by demonstrating what can be achieved through entrepreneurial innovation.”Designed and built by TSC, the motor carries the Guinness World Record title of “most powerful hybrid rocket to be used in manned flight.”Weighing in around 3,000 lbs, it boasts 320kN of thrust and a burn duration of around 60 seconds—enough to propel VSS Unity to space at almost three times the speed of sound.The Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo hybrid rocket motor, as seen in the Moving Beyond Earth Gallery of the National Air and Space Museum (via NASM/Eric Long)“We’re proud to be making history as we work toward launching the world’s first commercial space line, and today we could not be more delighted to donate a piece of that history to the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum for its wonderful new exhibition,” Branson said in a statement.“The desire to explore space has been an inspiration since time began and, in recent decades, an incredible catalyst for innovation,” he continued. “I hope our donation will also play a small part in inspiring the thousands of visitors as they pass through the new gallery in years to come.”The donated generator—more accurately, the Case-Throat-Nozzle (CTN) assembly—has few moving parts; its simple, robust design, which can be shut down quickly at any point during flight, is ideal for human spaceflight application.“TSC looks forward to building more rocket motors and the fleet of SpaceShipTwo’s, Enrico Palermo, president of The Spaceship Company, said, “watching them provide the power to open space and change the world for good.”On Dec. 13, 2018, Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo completed its first test flight, reaching a boundary more than 50 miles above Earth.Piloted by Mark Stucky and C.J. Sturckow, Unity coasted upwards through the black sky into space, before completing a Mach 2.5 supersonic re-entry into the atmosphere and gliding to a smooth runway landing.More on Geek.com:First Commercial SpaceShipTwo Flight Expected to Launch This YearUnder Armour Will Design Space Suits for Virgin GalacticBlue Origin’s New Shepard Spacecraft Successfully Launches NASA Experiments Virgin Galactic Gives First Look at Its Luxurious Lounge for Space TouristsVirgin Galactic Reaches Space Again, This Time With First Test Passenger last_img read more

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first_img Roman Reigns is in Remission Twitter Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Wrestleview.com’s WWE Monday Night RAW recapper Mike Tedesco joined Stephen Parsons on “Off the Turnbuckle” as part of No Static Radio this past week to discuss attending all three WWE events in Brooklyn a few weeks ago including NXT, SummerSlam and RAW.You can check out the full appearance below. Visit www.nostaticradio.com for more. Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next WALTER and Kassius Ohno set to compete at EVOLVE 135 and 136 Live Events Videos Articles Videos Articles WhatsApp Kurt Angle Seth Rollins Cesaro Now Playing Up Next Pinterest Now Playing Up Next WWE SummerSlam 2020 Coming To TD Garden In Boston Ronda Rousey Highlighting WWEs Problems Google+ Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Facebook Now Playing Up Next Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It Now Playing Up Next Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Live Podcast: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipSeth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate OccasionsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -0:26 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the listlast_img read more

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first_img Jamie King January 21, 2018 at 9:43 pm He never held Vince up for money. Wow 1st Jericho now Ross? What’s with leaving PodcastOne? Video: Triple H speaks about the condition of Cole and Gargano following TakeOver: Toronto Alberto El Patron offers apology to WWE and Triple HMediotiempo is featuring an interview with Impact Wrestling star Alberto El Patron (aka Alberto Del Rio) where he talks about apologizing for comments he made about WWE and Triple H last year while using his social media accounts.Patron seemed to blame former fiancé and WWE star Paige for the issues.“I apologized to Triple H for the issues when I was with my ex-partner. She and her entire family made me believe that those who affected our relationship were them, specifically him. She made me believe that the videos (compromising of Patron) and all that was by Triple H and the company. At the time I believed her because she was my partner.”Patron also noted he believes a return to WWE is possible as he plans to retire in 2020.“Of course I would go back, surely before I retire I will do something special with them. I see (it being) very difficult in 2018, but in 2019 before leaving I’m definitely going to do something with them. We shook hands and everything is fine right now. Time heals wounds.”Jim Ross finishes up with PodcastOneWWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross announced on Twitter that he has fulfilled all contractual obligations with PodcastOne and will be bringing his podcast to a new platform soon.As many of you may know, my contractual obligations at @PodcastOne have been fulfilled & we will soon be partnering w/ a new, podcast company. Big days lie ahead! pic.twitter.com/pDkFQlMBgy— Jim Ross (@JRsBBQ) January 19, 2018 Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR He burned his bridge with WWE much like Jarrett did. WhatsApp WWE Executives sell large amounts of stock ahead of Thursday’s 2nd quarter report J™ I don’t buy it…. Sounds like he’s pushing all the blame to Paige.I also don’t think Paige did what he said she did cos if she did, why would WWE let her stay? January 21, 2018 at 7:37 pm Steven Herrera Wow, way to try and rebuild a burned bridge by throwing Paige under the bus! Classy! January 22, 2018 at 9:38 am He was hating on WWE long before associating with Paige. I was surprised he came back in 2015. He’s better off building a new bridge instead of rebuilding one that’s already burned. 9 COMMENTS SteelCity1981 Pinterest oh come on, you were bad mouthing the wwe long before you and paige got together. what’s a matter running low on money Alberto? lol Sam Rappa Video: Triple H on preparing talent for TakeOver shows, NXT to FOX Sports, if he is next in line Comments are closed. Facebook Steven Herrera Cameron Huff January 22, 2018 at 6:16 am January 22, 2018 at 11:42 am January 22, 2018 at 11:43 am Google+ Twitter January 22, 2018 at 5:14 am unknown January 22, 2018 at 4:28 am NJ Louch January 23, 2018 at 6:15 pm True but tbh Alberto isnt the draw he thinks he is and I think the point about him burning hes bridge is valid, From a business stand point bringing him back wont benefit the WWE Someone’s out of money.last_img read more

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first_imgMatt Macey has become the second goalkeeper to sign for Argyle this summer from Premier League clubs as he joins them on loan from Arsenal.Macey who launched his career at Bristol Rovers, as well as previous experience of Home Park, said as quoted in Plymouth Argyle club website that:“I grew up playing for Bristol Rovers and warmed up on the [Home Park] pitch with Accrington. I played against them for Luton a couple of years ago. I know the stadium I know what the fans are like as well.”He added:“That was out of nowhere because I came from the under 18s at Bristol Rovers. When you get interest from a Premier League club you sort of dismiss it and think it’s a joke but it came through!“[Playing at the Emirates is] the highlight of my career so far. Before that I had a couple of loan spells; I think it is time now to have another spell, play some games and try to kick on again in my career.”New Plymouth Argyle full-back approves deal on Wedding day Henry Ikenna Ugwu – June 29, 2018 They say one who finds a wife, finds a good thing and full-back Joe Riley can attest to that as he can now honeymoon…“I had a spell at Luton which was great; the next step is League One. The opportunities have come around quite quickly for me and there’s no denying that I wanted to come down here and test myself at this level and at such a great club.”He stressed that his impressive performance at Arsenal is enough file in for a season at Home Park“I think in the modern game, you need to be tall you need to move well. Especially at Arsenal they put a lot of emphasis on being able to move well. Those are physical traits I am lucky to have.“It would have been ideal if I had more time or games with the boys, but I’ve done it before where I have just come straight into a team. I have a whole week’s training so I’ll be working hard this week.”last_img read more

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first_imgRiyad Mahrez opened his Manchester City account with a brace as the Blues defeated Cardiff to secure 16 points from a possible 18.The midweek disappointment against Lyon was put to bed as they took the Welsh side to the cleaners in a breathtaking manner.First-half goals from Sergio Aguero, Bernardo Silva, and Ilkay Gundogan left the home side reeling, and a brace from Mahrez after the break completed the 5-0 win.Mahrez who is the club’s record signing was buzzing after the game following his brace against the Bluebirds.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…He said: “I’m really happy to have scored my first goals and to have helped the team – I hope this is just the beginning. I feel better now, and I think you can see that on the pitch.“I have to work hard and keep going. As a team, we responded well to our midweek defeat against Lyon.”The Algerian winger would hope to continue his scoring form when they confront Brighton at the Etihad next week.last_img read more

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first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppStudents representing 11 schools from throughout the Turks and Islands will participate tomorrow in this year’s 2016 National High School Spelling Bee. Organizers of the event said students are encouraged to study word meanings, identify diacritical markings and know word origins. Students also learn and spell words quickly and accurately using proper pronunciation and hearing word usage. The National High School Spelling Bee provides an opportunity to boost self esteem, develop stronger character and encourage sportsmanship.The venue is Gus Lightbourne Gym; the general public is encouraged to come out. The Ministry of Education, Youth Sport & Library Services and Lew 1 Shipping Ltd are the sponsors of the National High School Spelling Bee. International School Student wins Primary School Bee Recommended for youcenter_img Related Items:spelling, spelling bee Final Day of National Primary School Spelling Beelast_img read more

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