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first_imgSome of the most active companies traded Wednesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (16,477.40, down 41.84 points)Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Aerospace, rail equipment. Down 30 cents, or 5.75 per cent, to $4.92 on 15.7 million shares.Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Health care. Down one cent, or 0.13 per cent, to $7.96 on 6.4 million shares.Trevali Mining Corp. (TSX:TV). Miner. Up 12 cents, or 16.00 per cent, to 87 cents on 5.4 million shares.Canopy Growth Corp. (TSX:WEED). Health care. Up 18 cents, or 0.52 per cent, to $34.98 on 5.2 million shares.Aphria Inc. (TSX:APH). Health care. Up 83 cents, or 7.97 per cent, to $11.25 on 4.3 million shares.Detour Gold Corp. (TSX:DGC). Miner. Up $1.45, or 11.84 per cent, to $13.70 on 3.7 million shares.last_img read more

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first_imgNew Delhi: Delhi Police on Friday said that officers from Vasant Kunj police station busted a gang of highway robbers, arresting one of their members on March 11 from a village in Sohna, Haryana. The case was picked up by police following the complaint of one of their victims, who was held captive by the accused for more than six hours. Police said that the accused, Arshad Khan (28), used to drive in a taxi near Mahipalpur on NH-8 with his associates, looking to rob citizens under the pretext of giving them a ride. “The team got a tip-off about Khan’s whereabouts, following which they conducted raids and arrested him,” said police.last_img read more

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Coach Thad Matta understands the complications of having such a young basketball team going through the rigors of the Big Ten season for the first time. But he says age is no excuse for poor play at this level. “They’ll tell you, I don’t hide behind the fact that freshmen do hit a wall,” Matta said Tuesday. “Just not here. That, to me, is a sign of weakness, a sign of softness. Those guys have to continue to bring it every day.” Freshmen standouts Jared Sullinger and Aaron Craft have played integral roles for the latest No. 1 team in the country, just more than halfway through their first season at Ohio State. Sullinger, the power forward who has started all 20 games and averaged a double-double with 17.9 points and 10.2 rebounds per game, credits his veteran teammates with preventing the team’s rookies from succumbing to the difficulties of Division I basketball. “It’s kind of hard to hit that wall when you have people like Jon Diebler, David Lighty, William Buford and Dallas Lauderdale always in your ear,” said the three-time Big Ten Player of the Week. “Their leadership and communication is always really big … because from day one they’ve been in our ear talking about how they need both (me and Craft) to play good basketball.” Matta and his veteran players have instilled maturity in the team’s freshmen during their first year as collegiate athletes. “We can’t be coming in as a freshman; we have to play like a sophomore or junior,” Sullinger said. “It really hits us. … We’re listening to them and focusing on what we have to do.” Through the first 10 weeks of the season, Sullinger won the Big Ten Freshman of the Week award eight times. Craft and Deshaun Thomas have won the award once. Seven games into the Big Ten schedule, OSU has faced what it expected: a slew of more talented, hungry and difficult opponents than what it saw early against non-conference foes. After cruising through their non-conference slate and winning their games by an average of 28.8 points, the Buckeyes have won their first seven conference games by 6.4 points per game. “I think a lot of it is keeping the foot on the pedal and constantly talking to them about getting better,” Matta said. Sullinger said his teammates have “no compassion at all” for the youngsters — an attitude conducive to mental toughness. “There (are) definitely times when they know they have to get after us. That’s just needed, and it’s understood as freshmen that they’re not doing it to pick on us; they’re not doing it to make fun of us or point us out,” Craft said. “But it’s definitely needed to get us on the right track. We couldn’t have stepped into a better group of leaders for us and all the freshmen on the team.” Although Craft’s 6.3 points and 4.9 assists per game don’t jump off the stat sheet, his strengths lie on the defensive end and controlling the tempo of the game as point guard. Craft recorded a career-high 19 points, along with seven assists, Jan. 15 in the team’s 69-66 win against Penn State. Being the nation’s top team comes with its own set of challenges, especially for a team that features as many freshmen as OSU does. Sullinger averages 30.5 minutes per game, Craft 27.9 and Thomas 16.0. But being a part of a top team is nothing new to Sullinger, who, alongside Craft, starred on one of the nation’s top AAU teams during his high school years. “We won three national championships in a row. After our first … we realized we had a target on our chest,” Sullinger said. “As freshmen, me and Craft are kind of used to it.” Although the team is doing everything it can to keep its younger players playing their best, Matta said there is no contingency plan for a drop in play from any of the team’s star freshmen. “You really can’t. You got to have a trust, got to have a belief in your players that they want to be good, want to be great and want to win,” Matta said. “If you see it, we just make practice harder.” read more

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Mr Hinds was educated at St Ambrose College, a Roman Catholic grammar school in Altrincham, Greater Manchester, and went on to read Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Oxford University. He will explain that unless Britain drops the mind set that academia is the only path to success, it will never close the productivity gap with its European neighbours. Germany, France, and the US all produce over 25 per cent more per hour than the UK.“This gap matters. In terms of our public services – matching German productivity would allow government to spend tens of billions of pounds a year more,” Mr Hinds will say.Last year the Government announced that it would be launching the biggest overhaul of post-16 education in 70 years, as part of a multi-billion pound drive to improve technical training. “I want us to break down some of the false barriers we’ve erected between academic and technical routes.  I don’t see any reason why higher technical training shouldn’t be open to certain A-level students as long as they have the prerequisite knowledge and practical skill.  “Equally, I want T Level students, that want to, to be able to go to university to do relevant technical degrees.”    Britain has become a nation of “snobs” who think university is the only way to get a good job, the Education Secretary will say on Thursday.Parents must understand that a degree is “not the only path to a great job” and school leavers who embark on apprenticeships deserve “as much praise” as their class mates who go on to university, according to Damian Hinds.Addressing around 100 business and education leaders at Battersea Power Station, he will say: “As a nation I’m afraid we’ve been technical education snobs.”We’ve revered the academic but treated vocational as second class – when we do it well, law, engineering, medicine – then we don’t even call it vocational.”–– ADVERTISEMENT ––He will say that this snobbery has long gone unchallenged because politicians and others in public life have viewed vocational courses as suitable only for “other people’s children”.Mr Hinds will use his speech to urge young people to consider alternatives to university when they leave school, rather than assuming that a degree is the only way to get a good job.“We want young people to acquire the higher qualifications that lead to high skilled, more rewarding jobs – whether through a degree, a higher apprenticeship or higher technical qualifications,” he will say.   Philip Hammond unveiled his “radical” plans to put technical education on an equal footing with academic studies in his Budget last March.The current system, where students have to pick from 13,000 different qualifications, will be replaced with just 15 standalone courses.Teenagers who undertake the technical training, such as courses to become an engineer or builder, will spend 50 per cent longer learning than they do now, equalling 900 hours of teaching a year.The new qualifications, which will see the courses dubbed “T-levels” – the technical version of A-levels – are due to be piloted from 2020.Mr Hinds will say: “Young people not on the A-level route have two years of government-funded education when they turn 16… precious time, precious investment… And all too often it’s time and money used to train them to a low level in a skill the economy doesn’t need.”His comments echo the head of Ofsted who said last month that further education colleges are giving students “false hope” by offering courses in fields where they have no prospect of employment.Amanda Spielman suggested that colleges, which provide largely vocational courses for 16 to 18 year-olds, are putting the “financial imperative of headcount” ahead of the what is best for young people. Mr Hinds read Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Oxford University Mr Hinds read Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Oxford University 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. read more

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first_imgIs resolution really that important? If the iPad 3 has taught us anything, it’s that ridiculous dpi, while not a necessity, is still really freaking impressive. And while monitor resolution hasn’t quite caught up to the retinal level, WQHD, or 2560×1440, is quite the step up from normal full HD (1080p).The Dell UltraSharp U2711 27-inch Monitor makes a good case for the extra pixels. Not only is this monitor a professional grade display worthy of expert photo- and video-editing use, it also comes factory-tuned with Adobe RGB and RGBs modes, with a billion-plus color gamut.It has a typical 6ms response time, and a 80000:1 contrast ratio which speaks less of the actual contrast quality and more of individual manufacturer standards. Each company has their value system and there’s often no correlation between the number benchmarks for each. You’ll just have to take Dell’s word for it on the “great color intensity.” And given what else we know about this high-end monitor, it’s probably true.The IPS panel allows for a wide range of viewing angles, and there’s plenty of tilt and an anti-glare coating for a breezy viewing experience. There’s also no shortage of connectivity options, including HDMI, DisplayPort with audio, DVI-D, USB 2.0, and VGA.The UltraSharp U2711 might not seem like a bargain for a price that seems more in line with a full-blown HDTV, but for professionals who want a top-flight monitor for working in media, it’s one to consider.Visit this deal at LogicBuy.last_img read more

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first_img Can Even Jonathan Hickman Save the X-Men?SDCC 2019: Marvel’s ‘Dawn of X’ Comics Unveil Future of X-Men Stay on target X-Men: The Animated Series on the Fox Network was the first and some would say best-animated portrayal of the Marvel Comics universe that has ever made it to the small or big screen. Instead of aping television series of the 1980s for meaningless toy money, the creators of the show adapted existing X-Men material for the series and managed to keep the comic book violence by pitting X-Men like Wolverine against robot Sentinels, whom the censors would allow to be essentially disemboweled. The series was also had an internal continuity and wasn’t afraid to do multiple-episode story arcs. By the end of the series, there was an entirely new animation team on the show, giving the last season a different feel from the previous four. That’s pretty confusing, so we’ve narrowed it down to ten storylines from X-Men that we deem essential.And – look – of course the “Phoenix Saga,” parts 1-5,  and the “Dark Phoenix Saga,” parts 1-4, were the best non-comic interpretation of that storyline, but that’s like saying “Watch the entire third season,” so we have spared you more platitudes about how the animated series managed to get right what two X-Men movies have gotten so wrong.Night of the SentinelsAfter trying and failing to boot up an X-Men animated series starring Kitty Pryde as the central role, the first story told by the new series was retooled to star Jubilee and most of the “Blue Team” from the Jim Lee run on X-Men comics. When Jubilation Lee’s parents put her name in the Mutant Registration Act, she’s attacked by Sentinels while at the mall and rescued by our core group of X-Men who let her know about the superhero team’s greater mission to protect mutants and encourage mutant and human understanding. Then, everyone has to stop the Mutant Registration Act files from being used to target Sentinels.It’s a pretty great way to get thrown into the entire story from Jubilee’s perspective without having to take a deep dive into the lore of the X-Men, and because of that it ends up being one of the essential episodes of the series. When the X-Men fight Sentinels, they go way beyond the cartoon violence that was on television at the time, which made it more fun (come on , it’s robot and laser combat!). Also, the series establishes Morph as part of the team only to have him (seemingly) killed in the second episode of the series. That set some real stakes meaning that at any time some lesser mutant could be killed off. Granted Morph returned (see below!), but that doesn’t lessen the impact of a superhero animated TV show killing off a protagonist early on just to provide real stakes for the robot laser fighting.Enter MagnetoThe third episode of the first season of the show introduces both Magneto and Sabertooth, the super villain counterparts to Professor Xavier and Wolverine. The creators of the show wanted to include Beast as part of the X-Team, but met resistance with the network, leading to the writer’s coming up with the solution of jailing the character in the premiere episodes and using him as a counter-point to the beliefs of Magneto, who emerges into the series fully formed (Professor X explains Magneto’s abbreviated backstory to Jubilee). After rejecting Magneto’s offer to break him out of prison, Beast goes on trial and – as he would go on to do frequently – quotes Shakespeare to explain the mutant condition.This episode also introduces Sabertooth as a possible ally for the mutant cause when he gets stunned after reacting to Beast’s mistreatment. Wolverine warns that Sabertooth cannot be trusted, but like everything with Wolverine, he doesn’t get into specifics about why. The answers have to wait until the next episode (“Deadly Reunions”), because the X-Men have to stop Magneto from starting a mutant/human war with some missiles. Storm manages to “short circuit” them with 1990s cartoon computer logic, and Magneto waxes poetic about how Charles chose the wrong side. A pretty solid introduction for Magneto, partially inspired by Uncanny X-Men #1, but distinctly animated series in fight/talk/fight/run structure.Slave IslandA single episode right in the middle of the season one continuity, “Slave Island” is X-Men’s most successful attempt to tackle the idea of one race enslaving another race because they think they are superior. After having been kidnapped off Genosha in the previous episode, Gambit, Storm, and Jubilee are taken to Slave Island, where mutants have explosive bomb collars that mute their powers and are forced to build a dam that powers a Sentinel factory.If you’re not into big mutant metaphors about slavery breaking everyone’s spirits, maybe fast-forward through the scenes where Jubilee manages to get out of her cell but is unable to rouse any of the other mutants to an escape attempt because they’re so hopeless. Maybe also skip the scene where claustrophobic Storm is placed in “the box” which is just a sweatbox, like, Bridge over the River Kwai style.There’s also some stuff about how the Geonosian government is corrupt and in league with Bolivar Trask who is still Sentinel crazy and in league with “Leader.” Cable helps Gambit break out and goes after Leader, which allows the X-Men to escape after teaming up with the other freed mutants to take out the dam and the factory. The Leader escapes to fight another day, and the X-Men fly off in the X-Jet.Come the ApocalypseIn an episode that very obviously inspired X-Men: Apocalypse the film adaptation (to the point where this animated Apocalypse has some of the exact same lines and the Oscar Issac version), picks up after the previous episode “The Cure” left off. Warren Worthington III, AKA Angel, is about to get the mutant cure from Doctor Adler, but after he’ strapped down, Adler reveals himself to be Mystique. See, there wasn’t a mutant cure; it’s a trap set by Apocalypse to assemble his Horsemen. Or – according to Mystique later in the episode – just fills them with hate for non-mutants.Unlike the Apocalypse in the movie, this version Apocalypse gives his Horsemen actual horses in the form of flying mechs. Angel becomes Archangel and gets his metal wings that shoot projectiles and the four of them tear up Paris to get the X-Men’s attention. Xavier sends Rogue after Doctor Adler after recognizing some of the new Horsemen as former patients. Rogue uncovers the truth as the X-Men battle the Horsemen, and the whole thing comes to a showdown at Stonehenge because…well, why not?Days of Future PastIf we’re having comic book and animated series fan real-talk here, the X-Men: The Animated Series version of “Days of Future Past” is better than the movie X-Men: Days of Future Past. The entire first season of The Animated Series is based on the threat of Sentinels and the “Days of Future Past” two-parter shows the eventual end game of that plot while doing a solid job of adapting the comic books the story originated in. Granted, in the comics it was Kitty Pryde who was sent back through time to stop the assassination of Senator Kelly, not Bishop like it is in the animated series or Wolverine like it was in the movie, but at least the T.V. show kept Mystique the villain as she was meant to be instead of having her flip-flop between Magneto and Professor X!The introduction of Bishop as a time travelling mutant but also as a strong character of color on a animated kids show about superhero fights justifies the swap for Kitty Pryde in the comics, and the addition that the Sentinels eventually turned on all humanity softened the whole mutant concentration camp stuff, but these episodes are still great outside the framing device. Bishop as a character who is constantly trying to do good but almost always ends up fighting the X-Men because he’s hot-headed gets paired off with Wolverine and Gambit for awhile, which is a perfect make-up for a mini-team filled with conflict. Also, Nimrod shows up in the 1990s for a fight to just give the first episode of the two-parter some extra kick. The second episode has a couple great late twists, the most consequential being the reveal that Mystique was Rogue’s adoptive mother (and the more fun consequence being that Bishop preventing the assassination did nothing to change his future).Till Death Do Us PartThe first season of X-Men: The Animated Series did pretty well and, along with Batman: The Animated Series, began a few years with some really great animated superhero content on television. The first season of X-Men had been low-key serialized, leading to an ending for the Sentinel conflict and allowing Magneto and his Brotherhood to fade into the background as occasional foes or allies. It took one whole season to get Beast out of jail too! Season two kicks off with this two-parter that shows us the marriage between Cyclops and Jean Grey, then unexpectedly brings back Morph to torment the X-Men.Morph was a character included to be killed off in the first two-part story, but I someone told the producers Morph was “popular” and he became the tortured antagonist of the first arc of season two. I’ve never met anyone that was really into Morph/Changeling, but if you were going to do a Morph episode, positioning him so he can perform the Jean Grey and Cyclops wedding ceremony is especially hilarious. Only on a cartoon in the 1990s would a character like Cyclops care that the minister that married him to the love of his life was a shape-shifter and therefore the whole wedding meant nothing. The episode doesn’t stop to ask if Cyclops and Jean filed all the correct paperwork with the State of New York, but I’m pretty sure those two are married by the episode’s end, even with Cyclops’ bemoaning that they’re not.Anyway, Gambit also tries to kiss a sleeping Rogue – which, to be fair, is a trick Morph sets up – and in sexually assaulting his sleeping teammate gets put in a coma. Rogue is mad, but…damn, Gambit, wake your girl up for consent first, maybe you deserve to have to nap it off.Time FugitivesHaving dispatched with the Sentinel threat in “Final Decision” from season one, we can now pick up the Bishop plot-line from where we left it in “Days of Future Past.” For X-Men: The Animated Series, the time travel episodes were some of the best ones (like flashback and alternate timeline episodes, if you ask me!), and this is probably the best of the time travel episodes. This two-parter continues Bishop’s streak of having good intentions but acting wrongly on them, adds in with a whole new take on the character of Cable, and throws in Apocalypse for good measure.Bishop in the future finds out that no one remembers he prevented an assassination, but a plague is wreaking havoc on mutant and humankind in 2055 that started back in the X-Men’s time. Bishop goes back to stop it and reveals the whole plague to be a plan by Apocalypse to stoke anti-mutant sentiment then kill the entire population of Earth. The X-Men manage to stop him and blow up his underground lab, but Apocalypse gets pissed off and kills them all.Oh, right, I should have started with this whole thing is seen through a framing device of Cable, who is now a resistance fighter in 3999 (there was no mention of him being a time traveler in season one) and sees his future (where he is also fighting Apocalypse) start to change. A temporal storm that looks a lot like a hurricane starts ripping through 3999’s Terminator 2 battlefield because the human race didn’t get certain antibodies developed by the “plague” years. Millions of people in Bishop’s time needed to die for billions of people in Cable’s time to be born. It’s pretty nuts, and that’s just part one of the two-parter. Part-two develops Cable’s character even further, and it’s great.Cold ComfortCold Comfort gets a little slow with it’s twenty minutes of plot but manages to convey just how big the X-Men universe is within the show. It opens with a mutant assault on a government-owned warehouse complex by Ice Man, Bobby Drake. Professor Xavier scrambles the team on the X-Jet to intercept Bobby and stop him from doing any damage to any humans or federal property. Cyclops is a real whiny jerk leader while Wolverine questions just why everyone is so concerned about this Ice Man character. Fans of the X-Men characters will know that Ice Man was part of the original “First Class” of X-Men, so it’s fun to see flashbacks to that team here – including a human Beast! – in their old costumes.After the X-Men capture Ice Man, the story slows down a bit to explain that Bobby Drake is pissed because he and Lorna (Polaris) tried to quit the X-Men and have a normal life. Lorna kept guilting Bobby telling him they should use their powers for good, but Bobby didn’t want to re-expose himself. Finally, it looks like Lorna has gone missing and the only clue he has is the name of that compound he was attacking. After Rogue breaks Bobby out of the X-Men’s captivity, they get caught by some mysterious mutants. The A-Team of X-Men gets sent in after them only to discover the mysterious mutants are actually X-Factor: Havoc, Polaris, Multiple Man, and Strong Guy. Forge even shows up at the end to explain the misunderstanding.Although there’s not a ton of substance in the plot, the X-Factor mutants fighting the X-Men and the various exploits of Ice Man actually show off some of the show’s best animation in a single episode.One Man’s WorthThink of this episode as It’s a Wonderful Life, but about Charles Xavier. Bishop is back to correct the timeline once again, this time, he needs to stop Master Mold (last seen on our timeline in season one) who sends a time traveling mutant and Nimrod back to the 1950s to kill a pre-Professor X Xavier. It turns out they succeed, which sends a ripple through time. In an alternate future 1990, Magneto leads all the mutants we’ve come to know and love against the robots controlled by the humans in an all out-race war. Wolverine and Storm are married (!!!) which becomes the centerpiece of the show when Bishop convinces the two alt-version mutants to go back in time to save the Professor.The two-part episode doesn’t focus so much on Professor X, considering he’s the one man referenced in the title, but becomes a story about Storm and Wolverine who are in love but know that they have to erase that relationship to rely on the promise of Charles Xavier. This is all dealt with at the arch level of an animated superhero cartoon action show, but that doesn’t make it any less melancholy when the episode ends, and we see Storm and Wolverine had reverted to just being members of the X-Men as we remember them. Storm’s re-design also has her sporting her white mohawk look, which is so much cooler.Beyond Good and Evil“Beyond Good and Evil” is a four-part story that takes place in the fourth season, and even though there are a handful of episodes and a whole fifth season after it, the story was originally planned to be the series finale of the show…which is very odd. Apocalypse, Mr. Sinister and the Brotherhood of Mutants team up, which makes for an excellent line-up of villains, but the rest of the “story” gets pretty weird. With Apocalypse’s discovery of the “Axis of Time” (which exists outside of space-time), he devises a convoluted scheme to kidnap the greatest psychics in the X-Men universe to break all of creation.This would have been a weird finale because there’s virtually nothing for the most popular characters of the series to do. Bishop tries to time travel back and help the X-Men, but gets bumped out of the time stream where he spends two episodes wandering around the Mario Kart Rainbow Roadmap before rejoining the narrative. Cable shows up to add another layer of time travel to try and stop Apocalypse, and eventually the professor and Jean Grey (married again!) join the plot for the climax. There isn’t a lot for the X-Men to do in this episode that was supposed to be the last, but that doesn’t devalue “Beyond Good and Evil” as a story arc that attempted to throw all the craziness of the series into four episodes.last_img read more

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first_imgWilliam Rugg, 37, of Camas was arrested on suspicion of criminally negligent homicide in connection with the death of Tony Joy, 75, of Vancouver, who was struck and fatally injured by Rugg’s pickup on Southeast Stark Street in Portland on Friday. A Vancouver man was fatally injured Friday when he was struck by a pickup while crossing a street in southeast Portland, according to the Portland Police Bureau. The driver of the pickup, a Camas man, was arrested on suspicion of criminally negligent homicide.A police bulletin said the crash occurred about 5:45 p.m. when Tony Joy, 75, was crossing Southeast Stark Street at a marked and signaled crosswalk near Southeast 160th Avenue.The bulletin said Joy was struck by a 1996 Ford F-150 pickup driven by William Rugg, 37. Joy was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital but did not survive his injuries.Rugg pulled into a large parking lot after the crash and remained on the scene after the crash. The crosswalk had been recently upgraded with a rapid flashing light beacon to warn drivers that a pedestrian was crossing the street. Investigators found that the crosswalk beacon was activated and working at the time of the crash.last_img read more

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first_imgMatt Lowton is proud of Burnley defensive organization as they secured a precious point with a clean sheet away at Leicester City.It was an emotional day at the King Power Stadium as the hosts paid a heartfelt tribute to the late club owner who died in a helicopter crash weeks ago.Burnley’s solid defensive display can be credited to Lowton who played a pivotal role to keep Jamie Vardy quiet for much of the game.“Another thing we have mentioned is getting blocks around people and defending right,” Lowton told the club’s website.“The ball was in and around the box so I just got on the line to try and be a body in the way and luckily I got my left foot on it and got the clearance.harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“It gives us a lift, little things like that, and I thought we built into the game. We had a couple of half-chances and we defended well.“We have been working hard over the last few weeks trying to get back to what we are about, and I thought we did that, getting on the front foot.“We defended well in our shape, everyone worked hard and it was a very good point.”last_img read more

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first_img KUSI Newsroom, November 23, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsOCEAN BEACH (KUSI)- Small Business Saturday could make or break a lot of local businesses here in San Diego.KUSI’s Dan Plante is live in Ocean Beach, a place filled with small local shops. Categories: Local San Diego News, Trending FacebookTwitter Shop local in OB on this Small Business Saturday KUSI Newsroom Posted: November 23, 2018last_img read more

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first_imgAmazon founder Jeff Bezos has so far pledged $5.5 billion for its India operations.REUTERS/Mike SegarGlobal e-commerce giant Amazon.com Inc on Wednesday opened its largest campus globally in the south Indian city of Hyderabad, as it prepares for a massive expansion programme in a move to compete with Walmart in one of the world’s fastest-growing retail markets.The Seattle-headquartered company is making an ambitious push in India, the last major retail frontier still primarily reliant on a small-scale neighbourhood and mom-and-pop stores, a Bloomberg report said.Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has so far pledged $5.5 billion for its India operations.”E-commerce is so small in India relative to the total consumption, less than 3 per cent,” Amit Agarwal, Amazon’s country manager for India, was quoted as saying by the news agency.India is a huge, yet relatively untapped, market that is growing rapidly. In fact, the Indian e-commerce market is projected to grow at 20.2 per cent per annum to touch $52 billion by 2022, from total revenue of $25 billion in 2017, according to a report released by Admitad. The number of online buyers is expected to grow to 90 per cent during the period.The largely untapped country is critical to the global domination plans of both Amazon and Walmart, the latter of which spent $16 billion last year to buy India’s biggest startup, retailer Flipkart Online Services Pvt.Built-in Hyderabad over three years, the new campus is Amazon’s first owned building outside of the United States, spans 1.8 million square feet of office space and will accommodate 15,000 workers. “The largest buildings in Seattle house about 5,000 employees,” said John Schoettler, vice president of Amazon’s Global Real Estate and Facilities.”This facility will build services globally,” Agarwal added, citing examples like AWS, Kindle, Alexa, Amazon.in and Amazon Home Services, which is “innovating on things like doorstep pick-up and electronics repair.”The US e-commerce giant is also investing in other fronts within the country. It is in negotiations to buy a 10 per cent stake in one of India’s largest brick and mortar retailers, Future Retail. Local media have also reported that Amazon is eager to add food delivery to its Indian repertoire and is negotiating with multiple food companies to kick-start that line of business.Amazon, which started its retail operations in India in 2013, has added several services to boost sales, including an expansion into producing Bollywood originals to boost its Prime Video loyalty program in the movie-loving country.last_img read more

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first_imgRaushon ErshadJatiya party senior cochairman Raushan Ershad has got the official recognition as deputy leader of the opposition in parliament.Speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury gave the recognition on Sunday following a letter sent to her on 23 March by leader of the opposition in parliament HM Ershad to take steps in this regard, said a gazette notification issued by the parliament secretariat.On Saturday, Jatiya Party chairman HM Ershad and leader of the opposition in parliament HM Ershad removed his brother GM Quader from the post of deputy opposition leader and replaced him with Raushan.The maverick former military strongman, known for frequently changing his decisions, sacked his brother from the party post of cochairman on Friday.On 4 January, Ershad had nominated his brother as the deputy leader of the opposition in parliament.Raushan, the party’s senior cochairman, was the opposition leader in 10th parliament.last_img read more

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first_img Explore further (Phys.org) —Scientists have a great deal of evidence to support the fact that the universe contains much more baryonic matter than baryonic anti-matter, a phenomenon known as baryon asymmetry. Baryons, which are defined as being made of three quarks, include protons and neutrons and make up the bulk of the atomic matter that we’re familiar with in everyday life. But much less is known about the possibility of a lepton asymmetry, in which there are unequal amounts of leptons and anti-leptons in the universe. The best known examples of leptons are electrons and neutrinos. Neutrinos in particular are much harder to detect than baryons because they’re much lighter, and so much less energetic. Citation: Observations of early universe hint at a giant excess of anti-neutrinos (2013, March 21) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2013-03-early-universe-hint-giant-excess.html More information: Dominik J. Schwarz and Maik Stuke. “Does the CMB prefer a leptonic Universe?” New Journal of Physics. 15 (2013) 033021. DOI: 10.1088/1367-2630/15/3/033021 Journal information: New Journal of Physics This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.center_img Copyright 2013 Phys.org All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or part without the express written permission of Phys.org. Nine year WMAP image of background cosmic radiation (2012) Credit: NASA Could dark baryons explain dark matter? In a new study, physicists Dominik J. Schwarz and Maik Stuke at Bielefeld University in Germany have published a paper in the New Journal of Physics in which they show that recent data from cosmic microwave background (CMB) experiments suggests that the universe contains an excess of anti-neutrinos (defined by their opposite chirality rather than opposite charge) compared with normal neutrinos. Further, this lepton asymmetry could potentially exceed the baryon asymmetry, which is 10-10, by several orders of magnitude. The total number of leptons could also exceed the total number of baryons in the universe.”A ‘leptonic universe’ is a universe that contains many more leptons than baryons,” Schwarz told Phys.org. “A universe with a vast amount of anti-neutrinos in it would be something unexpected. I can’t say how it would change the overall picture, as we are just at the beginning to explore this idea.”Finding evidence for a lepton asymmetry is not easy. For one thing, leptons have such low energy that large numbers of them can easily hide in the neutrino background and escape scientists’ attempts to detect them. But, as Schwarz and Stuke explain, leptons could be observable in the early universe because they would have affected nucleosynthesis (the production of nuclei that occurred just a few moments after the Big Bang) and the CMB (the radiation left over from the photon decoupling that occurred when the universe was about 400,000 years old).In particular, leptons would have affected the production of helium in the early universe. In this study, the physicists measured the abundance of primordial helium in the universe using new CMB data from three sources: the Atacama Cosmology Telescope, the Southpole Telescope, and the WMAP Team. By comparing the results of this global analysis with previous results of helium abundance from local observations of extragalactic regions, the scientists could put some constraints on lepton asymmetry. The data indicated that we may live in a universe ruled by anti-neutrinos instead of normal ones, which could have implications for how we currently understand what happened in the early universe. In addition, the anti-neutrino surplus would theoretically lead to an increase in the expansion rate of the universe. However, the data so far does not rule out the standard scenario of Big Bang nucleosynthesis. “With regard to Big Bang Nucleosynthesis, [confirmed lepton asymmetry] would certainly falsify the standard scenario, which assumes that there is no lepton asymmetry,” Schwarz said. “However, the new model for nucleosynthesis would not be radically different; it would just incorporate this new ingredient.”In the future, the physicists hope that upcoming CMB data releases and improved measurements of primordial abundances will allow for further testing of lepton asymmetry. “I think it would be surprising if the asymmetry in leptons turns out to be much larger than the asymmetry in baryons,” Schwarz said. “Although in some sense, we should honestly admit that we don’t know how the matter anti-matter asymmetry comes along. Thus we should not be surprised but rather open-minded.”last_img read more

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first_imgPARIS (AP) – A young man fleeing an ID check by French police has drowned in the Seine.Such checks are a hot topic in France, where some say their frequent use in poor neighborhoods amounts to police harassment. The government is drafting legislation that would require officers to provide those whose IDs are checked with a receipt, hoping to reduce the number of checks.Police union representative Eric Guyon said Tuesday that three young men began to run when officers tried to check their IDs Monday night in Melun, 30 miles (50 kilometers) southeast of Paris. Two were caught; the third jumped into the river. More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements 0 Comments   Share   Four benefits of having a wireless security system Sponsored Stories Top Stories An officer tried to help the 20-something man, but Guyon said the current was too strong. When his body was pulled out, he could not be revived.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)center_img Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates The vital role family plays in society Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths Top ways to honor our heroes on Veterans Daylast_img read more

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first_img Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober BEIJING (AP) — China has put on display the latest twin pandas born through artificial insemination as part of efforts to boost the numbers of its unofficial national mascot.Still mostly hairless and with their eyes yet to open, the sisters were met by adoring fans at a breeding center in the southwestern city of Chengdu on Tuesday.Their mother, seven-year old Kelin, gave birth to the twins early Monday.Wu Kongju, chief administrator at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, said the twins were in good condition based on their milk consumption and normal body temperature. The cubs were born more than four months after the mother was artificially inseminated in January. Figures released this year show 1,864 pandas live in the wild.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Early signs of cataracts in your parents and how to help This Tuesday, June 23, 2015 photo released by China’s Xinhua News Agency, shows one of the twin panda cubs born in Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in Chengdu, capital of southwest China’s Sichuan Province. The first panda twin cubs of the year met the public for the first time on Tuesday, a day after they were born in China’s southwest. (Xue Yubin/Xinhua via AP) NO SALES Sponsored Stories New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall Top holiday drink recipes Comments   Share   Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Top Stories How do cataracts affect your vision?last_img read more

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first_imgThe Australian Federal Court has ordered Flight Centre to pay AUD $11m in fines for persuading three airlines to enter price fixing arrangements within 45 days. Source = ETB News: Tom Neale In handing down his judgement, Justice John Logan said that Flight Centre must not work with any airline to create price fixing arrangements. Justice Logan also judged that Flight Centre had threatened to withdraw from selling Singapore Airlines tickets unless the carrier paid a distribution margin, which he described as deliberately uncompetitive. The ACCC has previously said that Flight Centre broke the law six times between 2005 and 2009. Flight Centre managing director Graham Turner said that the decision will not change the strategic direction of the company.center_img “Last year’s test case outcome was disappointing, but has not created a need for fundamental changes within our business, as any such changes that would have been required as a result of the judgment were made several years ago,” Mr Turner said. The decision follows the Federal Court’s decision last December to up hold the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) case that Flight Centre had induced Singapore Airlines, Emirates and Malaysia Airlines to stop undercutting flight offers sold by the agency. Flight Centre will appeal the judgement and may also appeal the fines.  The company has also been found to have flouted the Trade Practices Act five times.last_img read more

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first_imgMore than 95% PLF in economy classAs per the DGCA monthly report, Vistara recorded its highest-ever Passenger Load Factor (PLF) of 91.2% in the month of February 2018, with more than 95% occupancy in its Economy class during the month, after having topped the list among full-service carriers (FSCs) several times over the last one year.Additionally, Vistara also registered the highest on-time performance of 73.8% in the month among FSCs. The airline registered only 0.1 complaints per 10,000 per 10,000 passengers, the lowest of all major Indian airlines. The airline’s cancellation rate also constantly remained to be one of the lowest in the industry at 0.15%, and it had zero denied boardings in the month.Sanjiv Kapoor, Chief Strategy and Commercial Officer, Vistara, said, “We are gratified by our performance in February 2018. We have hit the sweet spot of high loads with zero denied boardings, a difficult and creditable achievement indeed while maintaining our record of having some of the lowest cancellation and customer complaint rates in the industry globally. We have also once again achieved the best on-time performance amongst full-service carriers, despite having a large proportion of our operations from Delhi and Mumbai, two of the most congested airports in the country. None of this would be possible without the unwavering passion and commitment of our 1,900 staff, who continue to raise the bar each day.”In another development, this full-service carrier was awarded ‘Most Passenger Friendly Airline’ at Wings India 2018, jointly organised by the Ministry of Civil Aviation, Government of India, Airports Authority of India and Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI).On the same day, Vistara also bagged another coveted award for ‘Best Airline – Service Standards’ (in the Domestic category) by Pacific Area Travel Writers Association (PATWA) at ITB Berlin.last_img read more

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first_imgGo back to the e-newsletter Abercrombie & Kent has warmly welcomed the Australian Government’s softening of its travel advisory to Sri Lanka and is celebrating with special offers on its two ready-to-book private journeys. While the monsoon plays out across the country, A&K is advising its discerning travellers to book now for spring and summer getaways before the crowds return. Security across the country has been heightened and its ancient ruins, colourful temples, national parks and vibrant markets are less impacted by typical visitor numbers. Want to be in the luxury travel know? Subscribe to our free eNewsletter here to keep up to date with everything in the luxury travel industry. A&K has its own office in Colombo with more than 50 staff dedicated to delivering the seamless journeys which are the hallmark of A&K, securing added value for its guests and providing up-to-date advice, making realistic recommendations and giving guests certainty, reassurance and flexibility. For added peace of mind, the company has also introduced a flexi-booking program with much reduced deposit requirements, relaxed payment conditions and a generous cancellation schedule.With A&K, guests will discover why this dreamy tropical destination has enticed travellers for centuries – with its laid-back vibe, countless World Heritage sites, colonial architecture, endless culinary delights, acres of tea, golden palm-lined beaches and wildlife rich national parks. center_img Go back to the e-newsletter In the coming months, the Hindu Festival of Lights, Deepavali, and the full moon Duruthu Perahera will take place. Whale watching begins along the south coast while surf’s up in the west. The tea harvest commences in the highlands and the Minneriya elephant gathering will occur. Whether a traveller seeks wildlife, culture, beach or active adventure, a journey with A&K through Sri Lanka will deliver on every level.Save up to $3,100 per coupleBook A&K’s nine-day Sri Lanka by Air private journey and save up to $835 per person or the 12-day Serendipitous Sri Lanka journey and save up to $1,550 per person. Dates and pricing on application.last_img read more

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