NYC Results – Day Three

first_img18’s Boys kicked of the third day of games at 8am to decide places in the finals series.Cobras disposed of Northern Territory 10-0. 12th seed Western Tigers kept the Eagles to a 7-7 draw. North Queensland produced the upset of the round, beating 10th seed the Suns 12-0. 14th place Tasmania also did well to keep the 5th seed ACT to a 3-3 draw.The 18’s Girls were the second division to play their final round of games, at 9am. 19th seed South Australia narrowly lost to 7th seed Scorpions, 5-4. ACT did similar, just losing 4-2 to the Suns, a team seeded 12 places above them. Northern Territory beat NSWCIS 8-5 in an upset.The 1st seeded Suns easily beat the Cyclones 10-0 in the 20’s Girls final round. 6th seeds the Mets easily beat the 3rd seeded Sharks, winning 7-1. The Hornets did well to beat the 4th seed Eagles, winning 5-1. The other results in this round were predictable, with Tigers beating Victoria and the Cobras beating the Sunshine Coast.In the 20’s Boys, 9th seeded Sunshine Coast drew with the 1st seeded Mets with the Sharks just overcoming the Hornets, 9-8. Suns beat the Eagles, 8-2 and the Cyclones beat Victoria 6-4. ACT and Cobras fought out a tough match, with Cobras winning 10-9.In the first round of finals, the 18’s Boys, 1st seed the Mets were beaten by NSWCCC, 6-3. NSWCHS were too good for NSWCIS, winning 4 touchdowns to 1. Due to their strong wins, CCC will play CHS in semi final two at 9am Saturday morning in a battle of the NSW schools. QSST overcame the Sharks, 5-2 to progress to the finals while the 16th seeded Cyclones knocked Sunshine Coast out of the running, 13-5. The Cyclones, the surprise packet of the 18’s boys, will now play QSST at 9am in their bid to make the Grand Final. In the 18’s Girls, QSST put out their finals warning, beating 12th seed Central Queensland 9-1. Sharks were too good against Sunshine Coast, winning 5-0. QSST and the Sharks will now face off for their shot at the title, playing their Semi Final at 8am. NSWCCC showed no mercy against Northern Territory, putting on 15 touchdowns and only letting in 3. Despite the difference in rankings, the Eagles put up a good fight against NSWCHS, losing 6-3. Like in the Boys 18’s, the Girls semi final number 2 will be NSWCCC V NSWCHS.In the 20’s Boys, the Cobras proved too strong for the Hornets, winning 8-5. The Cobras will now play the Sharks in Semi Final One at 8am. ACT beat the 2nd seeded Suns, winning 8-7 and has set up a show down against the 1st seed Mets in Semi Final One also at 8am.In the 20’s Girls, the Mets were too good for Hornets, winning 9-4. They have now set up a play off against the 1st seeded Suns, to be played at 9am. The Sharks beat the Tigers 5-2 to book a spot in the Semi Finals against the Cobras also at 9am.last_img read more

Wind Power Ready to Support Decarbonisation in Shipping

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: Norsepower Wind power is ready to be a part of meeting Paris-aligned greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction targets set by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in April this year, auxiliary wind propulsion systems’ provider Norsepower Oy said.When the issue of decarbonising shipping is raised at the IMO, it seems that all too often it is dismissed because the technology to reduce emissions is not ready, Tuomas Riski, Norsepower Oy CEO, explained.However, a report by the International Transport Forum and the OECD, released last week, noted that almost complete decarbonisation is possible by 2035 with currently known technologies.“Innovative efficiency solutions rolled out with innovative finance means 70% decarbonisation is possible by 2050 or sooner,” Riski said.Norsepower Oy’s Rotor Sail Solution alone could drive a circa 5% reduction in total industry emissions and is complementary to other efficiency technologies vital to decarbonisation.Rotor Sails may not already be installed on the 20,000 applicable vessels in the global fleet, but the company has a proven commercial product that could reduce emissions by 10-15% per ship. This does not limit the reductions that could be made by those ships, as multiple technologies sit happily alongside Rotor Sails, like hydrodynamic hull optimisation, heat recovery, and alternative fuels, Norsepower Oy informed.“We hope that the IMO will recognise the potential savings offered by the clean technology community and set Paris Agreement-aligned GHG reduction targets at the upcoming MEPC 72 meeting.”“As a clean technology provider, Norsepower is ready to support that future. The challenge for the industry is not the technology but the will to implement it,” Riski concluded.Norsepower offers Rotor Sails under a ‘Technology as a Service’ model; rather than pay for a technology up front and install it on a vessel, costs are billed monthly at an amortised fee based on the achieved fuel savings.This reduces the barrier to entry and provides the added benefits of a service agreement rather than a one-off purchase of a product.last_img read more

New Nursing Home for Antigonish

first_imgA new 25-bed nursing home will replace the Bethany facility presently used by the Sisters of St. Martha in Antigonish. The current facility has a number of safety concerns including the lack of a sprinkler system. The new building, funded by Shannex, will provide a safe, modern facility and, when the nursing home beds are no longer needed by the sisters, they will become available for community use. “This is great news for the sisters and the broader community of Antigonish,” said Health and Wellness Minister Leo Glavine. “We need to make wise and strategic investments to meet our current and future continuing care needs. This is an important piece of infrastructure for the region.” “We understood the challenges the Sisters of Saint Martha were facing with a building that was not up to code and one that their population could not manage,” said Jason Shannon, president and COO of Shannex. “We spoke with the sisters about our campus model and after many thoughtful discussions, we are happy to be working on this project together.” The agreement for a new facility has been arranged between Shannex and the sisters. It will be licensed by government. “We are comforted to be entering into a partnership agreement with Shannex,” said congregational leader, Sister Brendalee Boisvert. “We see this arrangement as unique as Shannex can offer multiple levels of care in one campus, allowing our congregation to stay together. They also have a successful history of community partnerships just like this one.” The project will include licensed, long-term care beds, assisted living and retirement living suites. The facility is expected to be complete in the winter of 2018.last_img read more

Lobster seized at Halifax airport amid tensions over Indigenous fishery

first_imgHALIFAX – Fisheries officials have seized three tonnes of lobster amid tensions over the Indigenous fishery in Nova Scotia.The lobster was seized Monday at Halifax Stanfield International Airport, the federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans confirmed Friday.“An investigation is currently underway into the sale of fish not harvested under commercial licence. As part of our investigation … a seizure of lobsters was made,” DFO said in a statement.The airport is a major lobster-shipping hub, with $187 million in seafood and lobster exports in 2016.The seizure follows protests organized by fishermen in southwestern Nova Scotia who say Indigenous fishermen are using their food, social and ceremonial fishery as cover to illegally sell lobster out of season.Indigenous fisherman can trap lobster outside the commercial lobster season, but they can’t sell it.Last week, federal authorities confirmed they had seized more than 300 illegal traps, most of them in St. Marys Bay, but it remains unclear who owns the gear.Tensions among lobster fishermen have been rising ever since the protests started in September. Earlier this month, a drydocked boat owned by a non-Aboriginal fisherman was torched, followed a few days later by a boat owned by a Mi’kmaq man.“DFO will continue to work with all participants engaged in the Nova Scotia lobster fishery to ensure an orderly, safe, and sustainable environment for all harvesters,” the department said in its statement Friday, adding it would make no further comment.The ongoing dispute stems from a September 1999 ruling from the Supreme Court of Canada that confirmed First Nations have sweeping fishing and other treaty rights but left lingering questions about the limits.The decision also said Mi’kmaq, Maliseet and Passamaquoddy bands in Eastern Canada could hunt, fish and gather to earn a “moderate livelihood,” though the court followed up with a clarification two months later, saying the treaty right was subject to federal regulation.Most First Nations in the Maritimes and Quebec have since signed interim fishing agreements with Ottawa, which has spent more than $600 million providing Indigenous bands with boats, equipment and licences.But those interim agreements remain just that — temporary fixes that are now the subject of negotiations that have dragged on for almost 10 years.A senior federal official has said the negotiations are making progress, but Bruce Wildsmith, legal adviser to the Assembly of Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq Chiefs, has suggested some First Nations may be getting impatient with the pace of talks.The federal government says the court decision made it clear that a “moderate livelihood fishery” for Indigenous people must be conducted under federal regulations to ensure conservation of the resource.Wildsmith has said that issue has yet to be resolved at the negotiating table.(The Canadian Press, Global)last_img read more

Liberals Trudeau hit new low but poll suggests surging Tory support is

first_imgOTTAWA — A new poll suggests support for Justin Trudeau, his government and his party sank to a new low this month, just six months before Canadians will decide whether to re-elect the Liberals or give them the boot after just one term.But it also provides a glimmer of hope for the beleaguered prime minister, suggesting that support for Andrew Scheer and the Conservatives is soft and could yet dwindle as the Oct. 21 election draws closer.And it suggests the Liberals could rebound if the election plays out as a polarized choice between them and the Tories, squeezing out the NDP and Green party.According to the Leger poll, conducted April 18-22 for The Canadian Press, just 27 per cent of respondents said they’d vote for Trudeau’s Liberals — 13 points behind Scheer’s front-running Conservatives, who, at 40 per cent, were in the range needed to win a majority of seats in the House of Commons.The Tories led in every region except Quebec, where the Liberals enjoyed an eight-point lead with 31 per cent support; the Conservatives and Bloc Quebecois were tied at 23 per cent.Nationally, the NDP had 12 per cent support, one point ahead of the Green party; Maxime Bernier’s fledgling People’s Party of Canada registered just three per cent.Only 30 per cent of respondents said they were very or somewhat satisfied with the Trudeau government while 65 per cent said they were very or somewhat dissatisfied — worrying numbers for the prime minister that were reflected across every region and demographic group.Moreover, Trudeau was five points behind Scheer on the question of who would make the best prime minister, with 20 per cent to the Conservative leader’s 25 per cent.Still, when asked if Canada would be better off with a Liberal or Conservative government, 30 per cent chose the Liberals and 25 per cent picked the Tories. Fully 45 per cent said they didn’t know.Among respondents who identified as primarily NDP or Green supporters, a Liberal government was preferred by 48 and 42 per cent respectively, compared to just 18 and 23 per cent who preferred a Conservative government.“That again to me is sort of a yellow light for the Conservatives,” said Leger executive vice-president Christian Bourque, adding that Conservative support appears to be “fairly soft.”“Yes, they are in the lead but to what extent that lead is comfortable at this point, I certainly think it’s not.”Leger’s internet-based survey cannot be assigned a margin of error because online polls are not considered random samples. It surveyed 1,522 eligible Canadian voters who were recruited from the firm’s online panel. The results were weighted to reflect the makeup of Canada’s population.Trudeau’s popularity has taken a big hit since the SNC-Lavalin affair erupted in early February. He has lost two senior cabinet ministers, his most trusted adviser in principal secretary Gerald Butts, and the country’s top public servant since allegations first appeared that former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould felt improperly pressured by the prime minister’s office to halt the criminal prosecution of the Montreal engineering giant.The latest poll numbers are the lowest Leger has recorded for the Liberals and Trudeau since they took power in 2015.The poll suggests potentially more trouble for Trudeau is in store following the election of openly hostile conservative governments in provinces across the country, particularly Ontario and Alberta.Respondents were evenly split overall when asked if their province should be more demanding and contest federal decisions (as 41 per cent said) or do all it can to have an excellent and peaceful working relationship with Ottawa (40 per cent). But a plurality in Ontario and Manitoba-Saskatchewan (which Leger grouped together) and fully 60 per cent in Alberta preferred the more confrontational approach.Moreover, a plurality or majority of respondents in every region except Ontario said their province doesn’t get its fair share from Ottawa. Even in Ontario, opinion was split, with 39 per cent saying the province is treated fairly and 37 per cent saying it’s not.Noting that some provincial conservative leaders, including Ontario Premier Doug Ford and incoming Alberta premier Jason Kenney, won election by campaigning against the Trudeau government, Bourque said: “One more variable that Mr. Trudeau will need to consider in the next federal election is the fact that a lot of regional barons have turned people against Ottawa.”On two other issues that might be factors in the coming election, the poll suggest the Liberals are more on side with public opinion.While Quebec respondents were strongly in favour of banning civil servants in positions of authority from wearing obvious religious symbols — as the provincial government has already moved to do — a plurality or majority of respondents in every other region were opposed. That could be to Trudeau’s advantage: He has made the defence of charter rights and diversity a central pillar of his political appeal.However, Bourque said the poll suggests the issue is “not all black and white” given that sizable numbers of Canadians outside Quebec also favour banning religious symbols.Opinion was much more clear cut on the issue of gun control. More than 80 per cent of respondents indicated support for each of three key provisions in the Trudeau government’s Bill C-71: requiring gun retailers to keep detailed registries of all gun sales, extending the police background check on a person applying for a gun permit to include his or her entire life and requiring authorization to transport restricted firearms.And 77 per cent said they were somewhat or strongly in favour of stricter gun control in general while just 17 per cent said they were somewhat or strongly opposed.Joan Bryden , The Canadian Presslast_img read more

McMichael Canadian Art Collection bets big on past for 50th anniversary

first_img Login/Register With: A 50th anniversary is a big deal for a cultural institution. There’s enough history to celebrate, consider and, in some instances, reconsider. There’s the opportunity to refresh the institution’s profile and evaluate its position within contemporary art discourse. It’s an occasion, too, to strategize, to wonder, “Now what? Sure, we’ve made it this far – but what needs to be done to ensure another half-century?”The McMichael Canadian Art Collection is in the midst of just such a rumination – an exercise brought into even sharper focus last week when the famous woodsy gallery here, 40 kilometres northwest of Toronto, named British museum professional Ian Dejardin as its new director and chief executive officer. Lest we forget, it was 50 years ago this summer that the McMichael first opened its doors to the public as a Crown corporation of the province of Ontario. The deal that, on paper at least, transformed the McMichael from the fiefdom of founders Robert and Signe McMichael into a public trust had been reached in November, 1965. However, extensive and expensive renovations to the site meant that its roughly 200 artworks weren’t ready for their close-up until July.Alexander Young Jackson, October Morning, Algoma, 1920. (Toni Hafkenscheid/ University of Toronto Purchased by the Hart House Art Committee 1931/32) Advertisement Facebook Called, initially, the McMichael Conservation Collection of Art, the “collection” referenced in the moniker was unashamedly Canadian. Or at least unashamedly Canuck in its devotion to art of a particular ilk, namely oil sketches, drawings and paintings by the Group of Seven, Emily Carr and their contemporaries and followers, plus work by First Nations artists. Advertisement Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Twitterlast_img read more

Ontario pot supply decision a big opportunity for smaller producers

first_imgTORONTO – Ontario’s cannabis supply agreements could be a boon for smaller producers who will have digital shelf space alongside the sector’s dominant players, which have inked distribution agreements with other provinces but are making sure to earmark supply for the country’s biggest potential pot market.Several marijuana stocks saw a slight lift Tuesday, one day after the Ontario Cannabis Store announced its initial supply agreements with 26 licensed producers. Selected firms ranged from the largest producer Canopy Growth Corp. to Northern Green Canada Inc., which received its cultivation license from Health Canada just a few months ago.The long-awaited announcement offered investors some “clarity” and allayed previous concerns about how concentrated the supplier list would be, said Russell Stanley, an analyst with Echelon Wealth Partners.“With a number of smaller players in there, I think it gives people some comfort that smaller producers still have a shot at getting shelf space in the country’s largest market,” he said.The Ontario Cannabis Store, the government entity tasked with distribution of legal pot for adult use, announced late Monday that it had signed more than two dozen initial supply agreements to stock up its online retail shelves.Sales of recreational cannabis on Oct. 17 will initially be available only through the OCS’ online retail channel until the province establishes a wholesale distribution network to supply pot to legal private stores by April 2019.OCS spokesman Daffyd Roderick said it conducted a “competitive procurement process” that ensures “we’ve got prices that square up against the illicit market and a broad variety of product at different price points.”“It’s a diverse array of producers, and one of the things that will do is give Ontario consumers choice,” he said.The Progressive Conservative government’s new plan to have cannabis sold through a private retail model is a contrast its Liberal predecessor’s plan for a provincial government monopoly on cannabis sales. Premier Doug Ford had said during the election campaign that he was open to private retail of cannabis, a plan his government officially confirmed earlier this month.Confirmation of Ontario’s supply deals came after several other provinces including Alberta and Manitoba had already announced agreements of their own with licensed producers.These previous agreements limited the amount of supply producers could make available for Ontario, said Grant McLeod, senior vice president of regulatory affairs for Beleave Inc., which also signed an Ontario deal.“When we had higher than anticipated orders from some of the provinces, we did seek to fill those orders,” he said. “It did in fact dictate how much was available to Ontario.”Some producers say that in the last couple of months, they have been fielding queries for more cannabis from provinces that have already inked deals.“A number of provinces are reaching out to larger licensed producers… looking for additional product,” said Greg Engel, chief executive of Organigram, which also signed a supply deal with Ontario.“Because they have concerns that companies may not be able to deliver or fulfil their commitments.”After running the numbers, these provinces have concluded that they need additional suppliers, Barry Fishman, chief executive officer of VIVO Cannabis Inc.“We’re in discussions with a few provinces that are in that situation,” he said.Meanwhile, other provinces and territories such as Saskatchewan are still expected to announce their supply agreements as analysts expect a shortage of supply on day one.Still, Ontario believes it will have enough cannabis supply for Oct. 17, said Roderick.“We’re confident that we’ve secured supply and we’re ready to go back to the market, should need be,” he said.Given the size of the Ontario market, producers say they are allocating a major amount of their production for the province in any case. For example, Organigram is allocating potentially between 35 to 40 per cent of its output for Ontario.While there will be a tight supply in the early days before producers’ expansion plans bear fruit in the coming years, Ontario will be a priority market, said Martin Landry, an analyst with GMP Securities.“Ontario will get a lot of attention from LPs, given its a big market,” he said. “If an LP wants to develop a national brand, it’s going to need to have some sort of presence in Ontario.”last_img read more

ICE Futures Canada quotes and cash prices

WINNIPEG — Grain quotes Friday for tonnes, basis Lakehead:Canola (Vancouver): Open High Low Close ThuNov. 504.50 505.70 498.70 500.90 504.70Jan. ’18 510.00 510.20 504.70 506.90 510.20March 514.00 514.00 510.00 511.50 514.10May 514.50 515.20 511.60 513.00 515.40July 515.20 515.90 512.50 513.50 516.00Nov. 478.00 478.00 478.00 478.00 480.00Jan. ’19 0.00 0.00 0.00 479.70 481.70March 0.00 0.00 0.00 482.40 484.40May 0.00 0.00 0.00 482.40 484.40July 0.00 0.00 0.00 482.40 484.40Nov. 0.00 0.00 0.00 482.40 484.40Barley (Western): Open High Low Close ThuOct. 0.00 0.00 0.00 145.00 145.00Dec. 0.00 0.00 0.00 148.00 148.00March ’18 0.00 0.00 0.00 151.00 151.00May 0.00 0.00 0.00 151.00 151.00July 0.00 0.00 0.00 151.00 151.00Oct. 0.00 0.00 0.00 151.00 151.00Dec. 0.00 0.00 0.00 151.00 151.00March ’19 0.00 0.00 0.00 151.00 151.00May 0.00 0.00 0.00 151.00 151.00July 0.00 0.00 0.00 151.00 151.00Nov. 0.00 0.00 0.00 151.00 151.00ICE Futures Canada cash prices:Feed wheat: Track Thunder Bay CW: $188.00Canola:Thunder Bay No. 1 Canada: $510.90 (November 2017)Vancouver No. 1 Canada: $525.90 (November 2017) read more

Boston Pizza helps fund Zoo rebuild

Boston Pizza helps fund Zoo rebuild The Calgary Zoo’s continued rebuild from flooding in 2013 will see a hand up Thursday.Boston Pizza’s Calgary franchises will hand over a $27,000 check amid celebrations of the chain’s ongoing partnership with the zoo. Games, snacks and other family friendly events will go from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the zoo’s west lawn. by News Staff Posted Aug 7, 2014 6:49 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Mizzou extends football coach Barry Odoms contract

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Missouri football coach Barry Odom’s contract has been extended and he’s getting a $600,000 raise.Members of the University of Missouri Board of Curators voted unanimously in favour of extending Odom’s contract another two years Wednesday.The raise will bring his salary up to more than $3 million a year. He’ll also get an enhanced incentive package of more than $1.8 million for players’ academic and athletic performance.Odom has a 19-18 record in three seasons at Missouri. The Tigers are 8-4 this season and made it to bowl games this year and last.___More AP college football: https://apnews.com/tag/Collegefootball and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25The Associated Press read more

Beside The Points For Monday Jan 22 2018

See more NBA predictions NBA Things That Caught My EyeDarkest timeline!The Philadelphia Eagles will play the New England Patriots in Super Bowl 52, and New England is the slight favorite: Our Elo model gives them a 58 percent chance of winning the game and Tom Brady winning a sixth ring. The Patriots had an 18 percent chance of winning the Super Bowl at the start of the season, a figure which rose to 31 percent by the start of the playoffs. [FiveThirtyEight, ESPN]Guilty monster hears impact statementsLarry Nassar, who pleaded guilty to multiple counts of criminal sexual conduct and federal child pornography charges related to his capacity as the U.S. Gymnastics team doctor, has heard pre-sentencing from over 100 of his victims speaking out about the impact his molestation had on their lives. Still, with other topics dominating headlines, major cable networks haven’t been devoting time to the explosive story of the serial molester who worked inside the U.S. Gymnastics team for years. [Media Matters]Vikings doomed by a strength, againPrior to the Minnesota Vikings game against Philadelphia, Kyle Wagner wrote that the Vikings had historically always been doomed by that which was their perceived strength. Incidentally, the all-time third down defense which allowed third downs to be converted to first downs only 25.2 percent of the time — league best since 1991 — choked in the match against Philly, with the Eagles converting 10 of 14 thirds into firsts. [FiveThirtyEight]Try out our interactive, Which World Cup Team Should You Root For?A massive “neutral” contingent at the Olympics this yearRussia was banned from the Pyeongchang games, but Olympic Athletes from Russia were not, though they will compete under a neutral banner. An IOC panel has excluded 111 of 500 Russian athletes put forward, but of the 389 remaining competitors the neutral squad could be up to 200 Olympians, which is only a few less than the 214 who competed for Russia at Sochi. [Inside The Games]Surely Foles will also be perfect in the Super Bowl, of course.In the second half of his win against national sweethearts the Minnesota Vikings, Nick Foles had a perfect passer rating of 158.3 and a perfect QBR of 99.9. Certainly he can replicate that feat reliably to pull off the win against New England in two weeks. [Bill Barnwell]Make sure to try your hand at our fun NFL game: Can you beat the FiveThirtyEight predictions?Big Number29,993That’s how many points LeBron James has scored in his career, and with only seven points to go until 30,000 and a game against the Spurs Tuesday, he’s nearly a lock to become the fastest NBA player to score 30,000. LeBron has scored 10 or more points in his past 836 games, so I’d say it’s likelier than not, you know? [ESPN]Leaks from Slack, Sunday Night: sara.zieglerLOL, Vikings.gfoster:Super Bowl 52 may go down as the worst ever.tchow:Amazinggfoster:Line? Pats -8.5?neil:-5.5colleen:hahaha no one is going to like this super bowlPredictions NFL All newsletters See more NFL predictions Oh, and don’t forgetScrew the Empire State Building have just a little pride you citywide embarrassment. We’re launching a sports newsletter. 🏆  Join the squad. Subscribe read more

Peabody licences Longwall Top Coal Caving for North Goonyella

first_imgPeabody Energy has come to a new licensing agreement with Yanzhou Coal Mining Co for the installation of its Longwall Top Coal Caving (LTCC) technology to enhance recovery of metallurgical coal at Peabody’s North Goonyella mine in the Bowen Basin, Queensland, Australia. Yanzhou is a subsidiary of Yankuang Group Co. Peabody estimates the new technology will allow the recovery of up to 3.9 Mt of additional high quality hard coking coal from the mine, with opportunities for future use in other areas. LTCC technology improves the recoverability of coal over traditional longwall mining methods, and will allow the operation to mine the full coal seam thickness of 6.5 m versus the conventional longwall mining method of 4.2 m. According to Peabody Energy’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Eric Ford, “Our agreement will lead to greater resource recovery, enhanced productivity and extended mine life. It also advances another avenue in our growing Chinese collaboration.”Peabody is the first company to sign a LTCC licensing agreement with Yanzhou. The equipment is expected to be placed into service in late 2012. Peabody will work with Yanzhou to ensure the mine’s workforce is fully trained and equipped to begin LTCC operations in the first quarter of 2013. Peabody’s North Goonyella shipped 2.5 Mt of high quality hard coking coal to steel producing customers in 2010.last_img read more

VIDEO Sensation in Minsk

Men’s EHF EURO 2020 ← Previous Story VIDEO: Omeyer-Buffon “face to face” moment in Paris Next Story → Handball Sunday: 10 EHF EURO 2020 qual. matches all around… Bosnia and Herzegovina made a huge surprise at the start of Men’s EHF EURO 2018 qualifications process in Minsk, where Bilal Suman boys beat Belarus 30:29.Here is the video of the final minute…

In my head I didnt deserve to be helped I was broken

first_img Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHOOver time, I began to withdraw from everybody and everything except sport, which I played all through school. I didn’t tell a soul what I was doing to myself. Nobody realised what was going on for years.It wasn’t until I was in my final year of school that I finally began to open up, first to my school guidance counsellor and then to someone from Pieta House. Initially, I was very reluctant to share what I was going through with anyone. I felt I was broken and couldn’t be fixed. In my head, other people needed help more than me, and I didn’t deserve to be helped.It was very hard for me to start expressing the feelings I had bottled up for so long. Eventually, by talking to doctors and counsellors, I was able develop more positive coping strategies to use when I was having negative thoughts about my body.Slipping back into old habitsIn 2014, when I joined the IRFU’s rugby sevens programme, I knew I’d be facing into daily weigh-ins. Nutrition is a very important part of the programme and it would have been very easy to slip back into my old disordered eating habits. Thankfully by that stage I was confident that I had the mental resilience to fight any negative thoughts and replace them with more positive ones. Source: Tommy Dickson/INPHOI still struggle with opening up to my partner or my friends sometimes, but the difference is that I now know the value of talking, and I know it’s one thing that will make me feel better. Speaking about how I’m feeling allows me to identify false negative thoughts that are swirling around my brain, and separate them from logic and reality. I feel capable of dealing with whatever comes my way.Ups and downsAt the moment I’m focused on training for the Women’s Rugby World Cup in UCD this August, and I was in Japan at the weekend for the HSBC World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series, where we took home the Challenge trophy.The Six Nations loss to England in March was a disappointment for us, of course. We had everything in that match but it just wasn’t our day. There’s a lot of time between now and the World Cup so we are just focusing on the little things that we can do better and being in the best shape we can be come August.I still go through ups and downs like everybody else, but these days I try to see the positive side of things, and reassure myself that I deserve better than to punish myself with negativity.Join the thousands walking from Darkness Into Light on May 6th to raise funds and awareness for Pieta House. You’ll find more information online here and here.Helplines:Pieta House 1800 247 247 or email mary@pieta.ie (suicide, self-harm)Bodywhys 1980 200 444 or email alex@bodywhys.ie (eating disorders)Samaritans 116 123 or email jo@samaritans.orgAware 1800 80 48 48 (depression, anxiety)Teen-Line Ireland 1800 833 634 (for ages 13 to 19)Childline 1800 66 66 66 (for under 18s) Hannah Tyrrell By Hannah Tyrrell Short URL ‘In my head, I didn’t deserve to be helped. I was broken and couldn’t be fixed’ Ireland rugby international Hannah Tyrrell on the eating disorder that overshadowed her teenage years Apr 25th 2017, 8:00 PM Tuesday 25 Apr 2017, 8:00 PM 7 Comments center_img 562 Views Share1066 Tweet Email4 THIS YEAR’S DARKNESS Into Light walk takes place on Saturday May 6th in aid of Pieta House, supported by Electric Ireland. Participants in more than 150 locations, on four continents, will walk the 5km route to raise funds and awareness.All throughout this week, people around Ireland are sharing their own Darkness Into Light journeys. Here, Ireland rugby international Hannah Tyrrell, 26, shares her story.I first began restricting my eating when I was around 12 or 13. I remember feeling like I wasn’t good enough at anything I put my hand to: school, sport, friendships. Changing how I looked was a way to change how I felt, and in turn how others felt about me.I started counting calories and skipping meals, but also bingeing and vomiting after eating. These disordered eating tendencies eventually developed into bulimia, as I continued to do anything to try to lose weight.Self harmAny time that I didn’t get the weight loss results I wanted, I’d be very hard on myself, and I soon turned to self harm. If I felt things hadn’t gone right that day, if I didn’t see the weight I wanted on the scale, if I ate something that I shouldn’t have or if I binged and purged, I’d punish myself by self-harming. The temporary feeling of relief it gave me was addictive, but the feeling never lasted long and would soon be replaced by more shame and guilt. It was an endless cycle. http://jrnl.ie/3346647 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Ireland rugby international last_img read more

Greek Cafes Milk Bars of Australia

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram In an Australia we still remember, in each suburb and every country town, was the Greek café or milk bar – open all hours, 7 days a week. Remember The Niagara, The Parthenon, The California, The Astoria and Paragon? They gave us more than milkshakes, lollies, ice cream and home-style meals. With Modernist designs, American gadgetry and coloured light, cafés brought atmosphere, a touch of glamour, at times a hint of Hollywood – a little break from the mundane reality of local life.As the good old days faded away, Effy Alexakis and Leonard Janiszewski took their camera, tape recorder and pen into this vanishing world. They captured the faces and stories, the style and the ethos that gave our popular culture one of its most memorable expressions. Acclaimed actor Lex Marinos will try to convey some of our communities’ most inspiring stories.The Sydney launch will take place at NSW Parliament House at 6.30 pm as part of the 2016 Greek Festival of Sydney, on Tuesday 15 March. For further details or if you want to register early, please see the following website: www.greekfestivalofsydney.com.au/festival16/events/march/greek-cafés-and-milk-bars-of-australia.htmlThe duo will also be presenting a public lecture at the famous Paragon Cafe, Katoomba, on Sunday 3 April at 2.00 pm. Afternoon tea will be available for $12.Copies of the book will be available from early April via www.cafesandmilkbars.com.aulast_img read more

Viewer numbers for 721 Total Divas number goes down

first_img Now Playing Up Next Twitter Match announced for next week’s 205 Live, 8-Man Elimination from TLC PPV in 2015 Alex Trebek returns to ‘Jeopardy!’ Google+ Now Playing Up Next Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Disney+ Axes ‘Muppets’ series Monday Night Raw nominated for TV Show of the Year at the People’s Choice Awards Pinterestcenter_img Videos Articles Kim Kardashian ‘Got in Trouble’ With Kanye For Daughter North Wearing Makeup Now Playing Up Next Rachel Bloom announces pregnancy following Emmy win Facebook RuPaul plans to continue hosting Drag Race ‘indefinitely’ rachel bloom Harley Race remembers Vader, E Network touts continued success of “Total Bellas” Last night’s 7/21 episode of Total Divas on E! did 977,000 viewers. This number is down from last week’s show that did 1.03 million viewers.Source: Showbuzzdaily.comRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipRachel Bloom announces pregnancy following Emmy winVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:42/Current Time 0:00Loaded: 100.00%0:00Remaining Time -0:42 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 list WhatsApplast_img read more

NOT A HURRICANE WINDY RAINY WEATHER

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppFORECAST FOR SUNDAY:WEATHER: PARTLY SUNNY WITH FEW SHOWERS ACROSS THE NORTHWEST AND CENTRAL BAHAMAS. PARTLY CLOUDY AND BREEZY WITH FEW SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE SOUTHEAST BAHAMASWINDS: EAST TO SOUTHEAST AT 10 TO 15 KNOTS IN THE NORTHWEST AND CENTRAL BAHAMAS AND EASTERLY AT 15 TO 20 KNOTS OVER OPEN WATERS IN THE SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS & TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDSSEAS: 2 TO 4 FEET IN THE NORTHWEST AND CENTRAL BAHAMAS AND 4 TO 7 FEET IN THE SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS & TCIFORECAST FOR MONDAYWEATHER: PARTLY CLOUDY WITH FEW SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE NORTHWEST BAHAMAS…PARTLY SUNNY AND BREEZY WITH FEW ISOLATED SHOWERS IN THE CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST BAHAMASWINDS: EAST TO SOUTHEAST AT 10 TO 15 KNOTS IN THE NORTHWEST AND CENTRAL BAHAMAS AND EASTERLY AT 15 TO 20 KNOTS OVER OPEN WATERS IN THE SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS & TCISEAS: 2 TO 4 FEET IN THE NORTHWEST AND CENTRAL BAHAMAS AND 4 TO 7 FEET IN THE SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS & TCITROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK: A TROPICAL WAVE ENTERING THE WESTERN CARIBBEAN IS BEING MONITORED FOR POSSIBLE DEVELOPMENT OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS. Related Items:Tci weather, Turks caicos weather Recommended for you Marine Forecast 18th August 2015 Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Sizzling weekend for Provo Bahamas Marine Forecast – 10th August 2015last_img read more

Big time Customs Officer fined and fired for theft

first_img Police looking for band of eight robbers; Outten gets bail despite serious gun charges Recommended for you Turks & Caicos and United States team up for ‘Don’t Pack a Pest’ program Related Items:Clyde Scottie Glinton, customs department, supreme court, theft Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 23 Feb 2016 – Police today reveal that Clyde Scottie Glinton did not fight the charge of stealing from the Customs Department between November 2011 and January 2012.Glinton entered a guilty plea at Supreme Court in Provo.Over the three months, Scottie Glinton, once a senior Customs Officer at the Provo International Airport, took money which should have gone from the PIA to Customs Central Unit and pocketed it.Glinton was the officer in charge and the amount was $19,273.42.Glinton was on Monday (Feb 22)fined $25,000 and sentenced to three years in jail; the jail time is conditional so he will not serve the time but could if he finds himself in trouble with the law again.Clyde ‘Scottie’ Glinton has 90 days to pay the fine, else be imprisoned for 12 months.Generally, this is a fortunate break for the public officer who was arrested in connection to the theft in September 2013. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp 7 BAIC workers arrested for Theftlast_img read more

Fortis Healthcare shares crash despite company keeping options open on stake sale

first_imgEmployees sit on the helpdesk reception of the Fortis Memorial Hospital at Gurgaon on the outskirts of New Delhi, India, May 20, 2015.Reuters fileShares of Fortis Healthcare, the super-speciality hospitals’ chain, have dropped 12.9 percent to close at Rs 172.30 on Friday after Malaysia’s Integrated Healthcare Holdings (IHH) reportedly pulled out of talks to acquire a stake in the company, controlled by Malvinder and Shivinder Singh.Promoters, including Malvinder and Shivinder, own 52.30 percent stake in Fortis Healthcare; foreign portfolio investors including Nomura, Standard Chartered, Morgan Stanley, East Bridge Capital Master and International Finance Corporation hold 34.5 percent stake. Retail investors hold close to 7.8 percent, according to shareholding pattern details as of March 31, 2017.A clarification by the company at around 1 pm on the matter could not stem the fall in the share price of Fortis Healthcare that operates in Dubai, Mauritius and Sri Lanka, apart from India.The Fortis board’s decision to approve option for raising funds up to Rs 5,000 crore had fuelled speculations of a stake sale, though the company kept its options open. “Please note that the company is still evaluating the best-possible way to raise the fund and no firm decision in this regard has been approved by the board till date. We will keep the stock exchanges updated/informed…,” the company said in a regulatory filing to the BSE.The statement implied that the company did not rule out stake sale as one of the options to raise funds to drive growth.For the year ended March 31, 2017, Fortis Healthcare reported consolidated revenues of Rs 4,573 crore and net profit of Rs 479 crore.last_img read more

Is Costa Rica violating human rights by banning in vitro fertilization

first_imgNo related posts. From the print editionBy Matt Levin of The Tico Times and Oscar Núñez of AFPMiguel Mejía faced the judges of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights Wednesday in San José. In a wheelchair, he pleaded for the court to reinstate the right for couples in Costa Rica to have children through in vitro fertilization. Mejía was paralyzed below the waist by an accident, preventing him from fathering children. His wife divorced him and had a child with her current husband.  “[I ask the court] not only for me, but also so that this doesn’t happen to future couples, what has happened here for the last decade,” Mejía said.Mejía was one of the 18 people who filed a lawsuit against the state of Costa Rica for banning in vitro fertilization in 2000. Costa Rica remains the sole country in the Americas to maintain the ban. The lawsuit, filed at the Washington, D.C.-based Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, resulted in Costa Rica receiving an ultimatum in 2010: Legalize the procedure or go to court and risk expensive financial penalties. Lawmakers unsuccessfully have attempted to pass legislation legalizing the practice on several occasions. Meanwhile, the human rights commission granted Costa Rica multiple extensions of a deadline to pass the law. But the assembly failed to garner enough votes. And so Costa Rica went on trial at the San José-based international court, established in 1979. At that time, the Costa Rican government made a push to place the court in its capital. Thirty-three years later, the country is a defendant for only the second time in the tribunal’s history. Plaintiffs, medical experts and lawyers for the state debated the issue for two days Wednesday and Thursday in front of a packed courthouse. The trial began Wednesday morning just after 9 a.m., after a magnitude-7.6 earthquake shook Costa Rica and temporarily forced everyone in the building to evacuate.Mejía was first to testify. Dressed in a crisp, white buttoned-down shirt and sporting a cropped haircut, he spoke in accusatory tones against the Costa Rican government, describing the mental anguish and family problems the IVF ban had caused him. Mejía said he was unable to travel abroad for the treatment, which would have been affordable in Costa Rica.The devoutly Catholic country’s Supreme Court banned IVF in 2000, stating that the technique violates the right to life.In the decision to ban the practice, the Supreme Court found that “the embryo is a person from the moment of conception,” and that doctors only choose the most viable embryos in IVF procedures. The rest are frozen, discarded or donated, ending a life, the court said.During the first part of this week’s hearing, U.S. endocrinologist Anthony Caruso, defended Costa Rica’s decision to drop IVF for ethical reasons. Fernando Zegers, a Chilean IVF expert, supported the technique for the plaintiffs.  Another plaintiff, Ileana Henchoz, took the stand after Mejía, speaking about her fertility problems. She broke down, telling the court she tried artificial insemination, a technique allowed by Costa Rica, “15 or 16 times,” but it never worked.The great debate reached this point after the human rights commission ruled in 2010 that Costa Rica’s ban on IVF violates Articles 11, 17 and 24 of the American Human Rights Convention. The commission, in its report, decided that an absolute ban on IVF violated rights to privacy and to create a family, and is akin to denying someone medical treatment. In addition, the commission said, the prohibition “has a disproportionate impact on women.”The testimony of Mejía and Henchoz “has made it completely clear that this ban has been a catastrophic impairment to families who have lived in Costa Rica the last 12 years,” said Boris Molina, an attorney representing the plaintiffs.“The impact is undeniable, infertility has been a serious problem for many couples, to the point that many of them have ended up divorced. This is a human rights issue,” another attorney, Hubert May, told AFP in May.Costa Rican Ombudswoman Ofelia Taitelbaum called the ban “illegal intervention” by the Costa Rican government in the issue of reproduction. Taitelbaum asked Costa Rica to adopt legislation regulating the procedure.The government of President Laura Chinchilla presented to lawmakers last year a bill to regulate IVF, which failed to gather support under pressure from the Catholic Church and religious political parties.Both sides of the case gave closing arguments Thursday morning, and the trial ended at noon.The tribunal could order Costa Rica to lift the ban and pay compensation to victims if the court rules in favor of the plaintiffs. A ruling is expected in early December. Facebook Commentslast_img read more