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MOST READ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Malditas save PH from shutout Herndon motivated to play alongside league’s top guards at Star The Fatted Calf and Ayutthaya: New restos worth the drive to Tagaytay June Mar Fajardo. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netThirteen players were present in the first day of the Smart Gilas Pilipinas’ training camp for the first leg of the 2017 Fiba World Cup qualifiers later this month.Four-time PBA Most Valuable Player June Mar Fajardo, Jayson Castro, and Calvin Abueva spearheaded the attendees at Meralco Gym on Friday night.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. After 30 years, Johnlu Koa still doing ‘hard-to-make’ quality breads Palace: Robredo back to ‘groping with a blind vision’ View comments Also present were longtime national team members Japeth Aguilar and Gabe Norwood, mainstays Troy Rosario, Raymond Almazan, and Allein Maliksi, as well as cadets Roger Pogoy, Matthew Wright, Jio Jalalon, Mac Belo, and Carl Bryan Cruz.Assistant coaches Jong Uichico, Jimmy Alapag, Josh Reyes, and Ryan Betia assisted Head Coach Chot Reyes in the session.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingThe Philippines is preparing for its game against Japan in Tokyo on November 24, before going back home where it will take on Chinese Taipei at Smart Araneta Coliseum on November 27. MRT 7 on track for partial opening in 2021 ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games
Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu hadParliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu had earlier this month met Congress President Sonia Gandhi seeking cooperation for the early passage of the crucial GST bill and the Real Estate bill.Naidu said today that Opposition should refrain from disrupting the proceedings. “We have no problem. Government is ready to discuss any and every issue,” he said amidst indications that the Opposition might aggressively take up the issue of imposition of Presidents rule in Congress-ruled Arunachal Pradesh and the suicide of a dalit student in Hyderabad University. The Winter session had ended on December 23, leaving the Goods and Services Tax Bill and a number of other measures in a limbo. The governments legislative agenda had suffered a serious setback due to lack of support from the numerically stronger Congress-led opposition in the Rajya Sabha. This had prompted Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to raise the question of how an “unelected” house could overrule the mandate of the “elected” house.In the winter session, the Rajya Sabha saw passage of nine bills but lost 47 hours due to disruptions caused almost every day by Congress which raised one issue after another.The Lok Sabha performed a little better as it passed 13 bills and saw discussions over various issues like price rise, flood and drought situation, despite repeated uproar created by the opposition Congress over various issues. PTI AMR VSC
Are you holding a suitcase full of IOU’s? Tell us how much you’re owed!“I sell my services, I make a small profit. With that I buy groceries. The grocer makes a profit. We call it earning a living. You may have heard of it somewhere.”It was the fourth time Buddy Freelancer emailed his client for a payment that should have been made months ago. He pressed “Send,” leaned back in his chair and muttered to himself, “What a heel.””Thanks, they’re Ferragamo, but I might have to pawn them soon.”There she was, Buddy’s business partner, a vision in yoga pants, standing at the threshold of his home office door balancing a big, black suitcase on her hips.”Why’s that doll?””I told you not to call me doll. I’m a multi-talented corporate consultant with a rolodex that would make Kim Kardashian look like a loner,” she heaved the suitcase onto the desk and popped it open, “IOUs… every last one of ’em.””Oh this rotten business!””Aww, lay off the business. It’s like any other business, it’s the deadbeat clients that make it rotten.”—————————————————————-71% of freelancers struggle to get paid – which incurs astounding income losses across the freelance workforce annually. But no one talks about it.Start the conversation: Add your unapid invoices to the World’s Longest Invoice and see how much we’re collectively owed – It’s truly terrifying!How much are you owed?The #FreelanceIsntFree Campaign is a nationwide effort to legislate and enforce protective measures against late and nonpayment for freelancers. Presently, New York City Hall is considering first-in-the-nation legislation that will improve protections and recourses for New York City freelancers – learn more about the Freelance Isn’t Free Bill here. Join the campaign and help make deadbeat clients a thing of the past. A new soul and media geek, Laura writes about sustainability, community, poetry and pop culture. Find her @Pennyscientist or on Freelancers Union.
Cristiano Ronaldo found the back of the net for his ninth straight games in the Champions League as Real Madrid beat a wounded Paris Saint-Germain 2-1 in the second leg of the Round of 16 at Parc des Princes on Tuesday.Real had come to Paris with a 3-1 advantage from the first leg at Santiago Bernabeu last month but held nothing back and advanced to the quarter-finals for the eighth consecutive season with a 5-2 tie aggregate.With La Liga title already out of their hands, Real Madrid have all the concentration on the European competition and Ronaldo epitomised that. The star Portuguese has now scored a total of 117 goals in the competition and 14 in eight games this season.¡Entra en el vestuario del equipo en el Parque de los Príncipes y vive en primera persona la celebración tras nuestro pase a cuartos de final! #APorLa13 | #HalaMadrid pic.twitter.com/FlJfQvplWwReal Madrid C.F. (@realmadrid) March 6, 2018Despite the PSG supporters making all the noises in support of their team, Real Madrid were the more dangerous team throughout as the Paris outfit dearly missed the injured Neymar.Real had a great opportunity in the 20th minute, but PSG goalkeeper Alphonse Areola pulled off a superb save as he parried Sergio Ramos’s effort from close range.The visitors had another chance in the 38th when Karim Benzema’s curled shot was saved by Areola.PSG had their first big chance at the stroke of halftime as Kylian Mbappe burst down the right flank, only for his low shot to be blocked by Real keeper Keylor Navas.advertisementDANGEROUS REALThe stadium announcer asked the PSG fans to stop lighting flares at the start of the second half, with smoke having covered part of the pitch. Paris Saint-Germain F.C. fans lit flares during the club’s match against Real Madrid in the Champions League. (Photo: Reuters)But that did not stop Real from coming out all guns blazing, Ronaldo’s header from near the penalty spot shaving Areola’s right-hand post.The Portuguese was spot on in the 52nd minute, beating Areola with a downward header from Lucas Vazquez’s cross from the left.It was Asensio in the build up, who like the entire night, burst ahead on the left flank and then found Vazquez with a brilliant splitting pass. Vazquez, himself sent an inch-perfect pass towards Ronaldo and the Portuguese made no mistake.PSG coach Unai Emery, who is under pressure a year after his side lost 6-1 at Barca in the last 16 following a 4-0 home win in the first leg, replaced holding midfielder Thiago Motta with the more creative Javier Pastore on the hour.But PSG finished the match with 10 men after combative midfielder Marco Verratti picked up a second yellow card.They levelled in the 71st when the ball deflected into the net off Cavani to peg PSG back a little. However, that was short-lived as Casemiro’s shot in the 80th minute took a slight deflection off Marquinhos to earn the win.(With inputs from Reuters)
Nicaragua is the second-poorest economy in Latin America after Haiti, and has already lost much of its forest cover to agricultural development. About 21 percent of the country’s forests disappeared between 1990 and 2005.The silver lining is that the government now legally recognizes 49 percent of the remaining forests as community-owned forests, more than other Latin American countries like Honduras, Guatemala, Brazil, and Bolivia. Community forests are important not only for preserving indigenous livelihoods, but for protecting biodiversity and curbing climate change. Recent research from WRI and the Rights and Resources Initiative found that legally recognized and protected community forests have lower rates of deforestation than forests where community rights are insecure. The world’s 513 million hectares of legally recognized community forest store 37 billion tonnes of carbon—29 times the annual carbon footprint of all passenger vehicles.But Nicaragua’s government was slow to protect communities’ rights to forests. Indeed, it was indigenous communities themselves who stepped up and conserved their forests in the face of government inaction.The History of Nicaragua’s Forest CommunitiesEstablished in 1991, the Bosawas Biosphere Reserve in Nicaragua in north-central Nicaragua, together with the Rio Platano Reserve in Honduras and adjacent protected areas, is one of the largest areas of protected tropical forest in Central America. The core area and buffer zone of Bosawas covers 854,000 hectares, or about 7 percent of Nicaragua.Large parts of the reserve and remaining tropical forests are inhabited by indigenous groups like the Mayangna (Sumo) and Miskito Indians. These indigenous peoples subsist on the reserve’s natural resources, employing sustainable practices to conserve ecosystems. Farming is based on shifting agriculture, with the land cropped for a year and then allowed to revert to forest. Few families have cattle, although they do keep other animals such as pigs.Competing Claims for Nicaragua’s ForestsThe Mayangna and Miskitu attempted to get the government to legally recognize their lands in the 1990s. After this attempt failed, thousands of colonists encroached on the communities’ forests—encroachments that continue to this day. Colonists’ livelihood strategy is very different from the indigenous Indians. They typically keep more cattle, removing forest cover to develop as much pasture as possible. They then sell the “improved” land to the next wave of colonists before moving deeper into the forest.The Nicaraguan Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (MARENA) is responsible for limiting encroachment on the reserve, but their efforts to restrict colonists’ incursions have been weak, as colonists have more political backing than Indigenous Peoples.So Nicaragua’s forest communities took matters into their own hands. After the initial encroachments, the Mayangna organized themselves into associations along ethnic and traditional territorial lines. They mapped the boundaries of their lands and worked to resolve disputes with neighboring colonists. By the late 1990s, although not officially recognized by the government, the associations demarcated boundaries of their lands, with indigenous forest rangers patrolling the borders.These local efforts to conserve community forests were undermined by government authorization of logging on the Mayangna’s traditional lands. The leaders of indigenous communities first appealed to government officials and the Nicaraguan judicial system to protest the lack of prior consultation. When their protests did not generate any positive responses, they took their case to the Organization of American States (OAS). In 2001, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights found that Nicaragua had violated the rights of the community by granting logging concessions on their traditional lands and failing to recognize the property rights of the indigenous communities.Despite government delays and resistance to formally recognize these indigenous claims, the sustained grassroots pressures from forest communities, along with the court decision and support from the OAS and other groups, ultimately succeeded in prompting the government to adopt new land laws in 2002. By 2005, the Nicaraguan government made further progress in awarding common property titles to the Mayangna. These titles provide legal recognition of indigenous communities’ rights to communal forest lands and associated natural resources.Indigenous Peoples Are Good Protectors of Forest A comparison of forest cover loss within and outside of the Mayangna’s recognized territories reveals that their commitment to protect forests has been effective. Deforestation rates are 14 times higher in settler-occupied lands adjacent to the Mayangna territories.The story is not over, of course. Colonists continue to settle in community forests to this day, and government agencies continue to look the other way. But with legal recognition, Indigenous Peoples have more ownership over the forests they call home. By defending their homeland and legally establishing customary ownership of their forests, Nicaragua’s Indigenous Peoples can provide a strong bulwark against deforestation and climate change.
The Companies Office of Jamaica (COJ) will be placing additional kiosks across the island to improve service to its customers.Speaking at a JIS ‘Think Tank’ on June 20, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Judith Ramlogan, said this is part of the company’s continued efforts to facilitate new businesses and customers.“We have an agreement with (Tax Administration Jamaica) to set up kiosks in their branches in Montego Bay, Twickenham Park and Constant Spring to allow access to our new electronic business registration form (eBRF),” Mrs. Ramlogan noted.The CEO pointed out that additional access will be at the COJ Montego Bay office, which will prevent persons from journeying to the head office in Kingston.“Trained COJ employees will be stationed at each location to guide customers through the process to register their businesses if they don’t have access to the Internet,” she said.Mrs. Ramlogan said that the COJ team is currently in discussion with the Post and Telecommunications Department to have the kiosks in post offices across the island.The CEO explained that the kiosks are strategically placed to encourage stakeholders and business operators to become familiar with the eBRF platform, which she said is a $35-million project funded by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) under the Public Sector Efficiency Programme (PSEP) loan. Story Highlights The Companies Office of Jamaica (COJ) will be placing additional kiosks across the island to improve service to its customers. “We have an agreement with (Tax Administration Jamaica) to set up kiosks in their branches in Montego Bay, Twickenham Park and Constant Spring to allow access to our new electronic business registration form (eBRF),” Mrs. Ramlogan noted. Speaking at a JIS ‘Think Tank’ on June 20, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Judith Ramlogan, said this is part of the company’s continued efforts to facilitate new businesses and customers.
Students in Halifax Regional Municipality will have more healthy food choices and opportunities to be physically active, thanks to a $100,000 investment from the province. The grant was provided to Halifax Regional School Board to support schools in becoming Health Promoting Schools. “The Health Promoting Schools program is a perfect example of everyone working together to benefit the health of our children in their school community,” said Health Promotion and Protection Minister Barry Barnet. “This grant is making it possible in Halifax Regional School Board schools.” Health Promoting Schools involves a range of programs, activities, and services that take place in school communities. The program is designed not only to affect the health of individual students, but also to make the places where children live and learn, healthier. Research shows that combining healthy eating and physical activity is the most successful way to promote healthy living. Schools are recognized as an ideal setting to promote healthy eating and physical activity. With the funding, the school board will hire two individuals to support the Health Promoting Schools program. A nutritionist will be hired to implement changes outlined by the school food and nutrition policy and to start more breakfast programs in elementary schools. A health educator will be hired to review school curriculum and assist schools in determining how they can increase healthy eating and physical activity. “Many schools are already thinking this way and already making positive changes” said Janice Silver, consultant for community based education projects with the Halifax Regional School Board. “With this grant we have additional resources to help schools make healthy changes more quickly.” The school board’s existing sport animators and active healthy-living consultant will work together to support the implementation of the new programs and activities. They will have support from Capital Health’s additional public health nutritionists, funded as part of the Healthy Eating Nova Scotia strategy. Families, health professionals, educators, schools, community organizations and young people must all work together to create a successful health promoting school. Recent data from Statistics Canada shows that 32 per cent of Nova Scotia children and youth are overweight or obese, which is above the national average. The benefits of Health Promoting Schools are far reaching — from improving student health and school environments to improving student success at learning. Schools that promote a healthy lifestyle can also empower young people to take responsibility for their health, show pride in their school and take ownership of school policies.
BHOPAL: There is no end to the cold war between the Congress and the BJP. Kailash Vijayvargiya, general secretary of BJP and a powerful leader of Madhya Pradesh said that his party would soon initiate mission Madhya Pradesh but the mission will be launched only after the party wins the confidence vote in Karnataka Vidhan Sabha and normalcy is restored there.After Karnataka his party will launch another mission targeting Congress government in Madhya Pradesh. Talking to newsmen in Jaipur he had said, “It is not our wish to make a government fall. But the Congress MLAs have uncertainty in themselves.” Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’He had said that the Congress MLAs had no confidence in their leadership and were marred by division. Therefore, they felt that the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi is far better. The BJP leader had further said that the Congress and its governments were falling due to their own works. But after reaching Bhopal, he changed his stance and tried to explain what he really meant when he talked about next mission- his target West Bengal. Observers feel that Vijayavargiya is feeling uncomfortable because the Kamal Nath government has decided to order an enquiry into the massive irregularities in the disbursement of old age pension which happened when he was mayor of Indore. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KA three member cabinet sub-committee has been constituted to decide what should be the terms of enquiry and other issue related to irregularities. The sub-committee is headed by Finance Minister Tarun Bhanot. Two other members of the committee are Kamleshwar Patel and Mahendra Sisodia. It may be mentioned here that former Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan constituted a judicial commission with Justice NK Jain as its chief to enquire into the irregularities. But commission’s report was not placed on the table of the Vidhan Sabha and no follow up action was taken. The commission found several irregularities in the payment of pension. The Nath government has also decided to order a fresh enquiry in VYAPAM scam. Among others, this enquiry will affect Shivraj Singh Chouhan. The stare government has also decided to order enquiry in the scandal relating to what is known as e-tendering and the probe will mainly affect former BJP minister Narottam Mishra. Commenting on government’s decision to hold enquiry against him, Mishra said “I will quit politics if found guilty in e-tendering scam”.
Tehran: President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday ruled out holding any bilateral talks with the United States and threatened to further cut Iran’s commitments to a nuclear deal within days. In an address to parliament, Rouhani said any dialogue with the US would have to fall within the framework of the group of major powers that agreed a landmark nuclear deal with Tehran in 2015. Rouhani also said Iran was ready to further reduce its commitments to the accord “in the coming days” if current negotiations with European nations yield no results by Thursday. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USTehran and Washington have been at loggerheads since May last year when US President Donald Trump unilaterally withdrew from the nuclear deal and began reimposing crippling sanctions. The arch-foes were on the cusp of confrontation in June when Iran downed a US drone and Trump ordered retaliatory strikes before cancelling them at the last minute. France has been leading efforts to calm the situation, with President Emmanuel Macron expressing hope during G7 talks in late August of organising a meeting between Rouhani and Trump. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential polls”Maybe there has been a misunderstanding. We’ve said it several times and we repeat it — there has been no decision to hold bilateral talks with the US,” said Rouhani. “In principle, we don’t want bilateral talks with the United States,” he was quoted as saying on the official government website. “If the United States lifts all sanctions, it would be possible to talk (to them) during 5+1 meetings as in the past,” he said, referring to the powers involved in negotiating the 2015 deal. “We have received several proposals (to have talks with the United States) and our answer has always been negative.” Iran has hit back with countermeasures in response to the US withdrawal from the deal, which gave it the promise of relief from sanctions in return for curbs on its nuclear programme. It has already increased its uranium enrichment and stockpiles, and Rouhani said Tuesday a “third step will be enacted in the coming days” unless the remaining parties to the deal honour their own commitments. “If by Thursday these negotiations yield no results, we will announce the third step of the reduction of our commitments,” he said. But the president stressed the Iranian countermeasures were reversible. “Our steps have been taken in such a way that it doesn’t take much time to get back to the starting point,” he said. Rouhani voiced regret over the failure of European nations to fulfil pledges they made during negotiations. “Unfortunately after the US betrayal… the Europeans haven’t acted on their commitments or couldn’t… in some cases they cold have acted but did not,” he said. “What we are asking of the other countries is that they continue to buy our oil. “We can continue negotiations even after the third step,” he added. Rouhani has had a series of phone calls with Macron in recent weeks aimed at salvaging the nuclear deal. The French president has been trying to convince the United States to offer Iran some sort of relief from sanctions it has imposed on the Islamic republic since pulling out of the deal. A conservative Iranian lawmaker said Macron had proposed offering Iran a 15-billion credit line on condition it returns to the fold. Meanwhile, an Iranian oil tanker pursued by the US turned off its tracking beacon, leading to renewed speculation on Tuesday that it will head to Syria.
TORONTO – The man heading up Ontario’s effort to lure Amazon to the province said Thursday that while the province would consider sensible incentives, the bid will not offer billions in subsidies to the tech giant.Providing large taxpayer subsidies to the firm wouldn’t be fair to other companies that have set up shop in Ontario with little or no government assistance, said Ed Clark, who was appointed last week by Premier Kathleen Wynne to head up the Greater Toronto Region’s bid to become the home of Amazon’s new corporate headquarters.The region’s bid to Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos will highlight other strengths such as the province’s skilled workforce, Clark said, adding that the province would be willing to make other contributions like helping the company secure land.“There are clearly places in the United States that will, I use the word, bribe, people to come,” he said. “(They) say you just tell us what cheque you want us to write, we will write that cheque. We’re not in that business.”If that’s what Amazon is looking for, Ontario will not win, said Clark, who retired as an executive with TD Bank in 2014.“But we have proven people are coming to Toronto right now, and to Ontario, because we’ve just got fantastic people.”The online retail giant announced earlier this month that it is hunting for a second North American office, saying it would spend $5 billion to build the new headquarters to house as many as 50,000 employees.The company said it wants to be near a metropolitan area with more than a million people; be able to attract top technical talent; be within 45 minutes of an international airport; have direct access to mass transit; and be able to expand that headquarters to more than 740,000 square metres in the next decade.Clark said the two biggest roadblocks a Toronto region bid will face are the pressure to spend large amounts on tax incentives and potential blowback to the firm created by U.S. President Donald Trump’s push to keep American companies from moving operations to other countries.“It will be seen as a major political statement if Amazon says the next 50,000 jobs we create are going to be in Canada,” he said. “Whether they will stand that political heat, we don’t know.”“(Bezos) may well be prepared to take that heat and there are companies that say the most important thing is that they get the people and a tax break here or there isn’t going to sway it,” Clark said.Cities have until Oct. 19 to apply through a special website, and Amazon said it will make a final decision next year.Amazon’s current campus in Seattle takes up more than 750,000 square metres, has 33 buildings and 24 restaurants and is home to more than 40,000 employees. At the second headquarters, Amazon said it will hire up to 50,000 new full-time employees over the next 15 years who would have an average pay of more than US$100,000 a year.Toronto Mayor John Tory downplayed concerns the city’s rising housing costs and congestion issues might hurt the bid. If the region is successful, by the time the facility is built, the city and region will have increased its housing supply and transit capacity, he said.“If you go down (Amazon’s) list and tick the boxes, I would say that this region is as well prepared and represented to bid and to be very competitive as any other in the world. But it doesn’t mean that it’s not going to be a tough competition.”
NEW YORK — U.S. stocks were mixed in early trading on Monday as investors pulled back a bit amid worries about the trade war and economic growth.Health care, communications and bank stocks dipped, with health insurer UnitedHealth falling 1.4% and AT&T shedding 1%.Higher bond prices pushed down yields on 10-year Treasury notes to 1.68% from 1.75% late Friday. The lower yields weighed on bank stocks. Banks rely on bond yields to set lucrative interest rates on loans.Makers of consumer products, including Procter & Gamble and Pepsico, made gains in the early going. Utilities swung between small gains and losses. Investors typically shift to both those sectors and bonds when they are seeking safer places to put their money amid worries about economic growth.Technology stocks also held up well and helped offset some of the health care and bank declines. Apple did most of the heavy lifting with a 0.5% gain, though chipmaker Nvidia rose 1.4%.Investors are preparing for the start of the next round of corporate earnings and several key companies this week could provide a clearer picture of the U.S.-China trade war’s ongoing impact. Nike, which could be a gauge of the trade war’s effect on shoemakers and retailers, will report fiscal first quarter results on Tuesday. Technology company Micron will report its fiscal fourth quarter results on Thursday.KEEPING SCORE: The S&P 500 fell 0.1% as of 10 a.m. Eastern time. The Dow Jones Industrial Average shed 48 points, or 0.2%, to 26,887. The Nasdaq fell 0.2%.OVERSEAS: Stocks in Europe fell broadly as Germany’s economy contracted to its lowest level in nearly seven years, according to IHS Markit. Germany is Europe’s largest economy and often acts as a gauge for the continent’s economic health. The latest data adds to worries that Europe is facing a slowdown in economic growth.Asian stocks edged lower.MARKET WORRIES: Stocks are coming off of their first week of losses after three straight gains and investors are keeping a close watch on the United Nations General Assembly this week.Oil prices and the energy sector could experience more volatility as President Donald Trump seeks a coalition to confront Iran after the U.S. blamed it for last week’s strike on a Saudi Arabian oil facility.Prospects for a trade war resolution seem to have once again cooled following comments by Trump that he doesn’t necessarily need to make a deal before the next U.S. elections in 2020. Chinese officials cancelled a planned trip to farms in Montana and Nebraska, an action that raised concerns of yet another halt in trade negotiations.U.S. and Chinese officials are expected to meet in October to restart trade talks.THINLY STOCKED: E-commerce company Overstock.com fell 12.6% after the company cut its financial forecast partly because tariffs have increased the costs of goods from China. It also named Jonathan Johnson as its new CEO. He has been acting CEO since August when Patrick Byrne resigned.Damian J. Troise, The Associated Press
Video: Business report with Mike Eppel – March 20, 2014 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by News Staff Posted Mar 20, 2014 6:59 am MDT The Canadian dollar is continuing to fall against the U.S. greenback, senior business editor Mike Eppel explains. business report|Canadian dollar
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. “Management were absolutely complicit in what was going on.”The admissions in the documents are part of their response to the legal case Ms Wilson is pursing through the Investigatory Powers Tribunal, the body that investigates whether police have infringed human rights. There will be a hearing on the 3rd October.It will be the first case heard by the IPT from a woman who had a sexual relationship with an undercover officer who hid his true identity from her.In a statement, Ks Wilson said: “It has taken me eight painful years to discover that managing officers really did conspire to deceive and abuse me, something the police had consistently denied.“The wide questions for society here are massive, this is about institutional sexism, senior police officers sanctioning sexual abuse, and the systematic violation of political beliefs, and we still don’t have the whole truth.”The police force said it would not comment on the revelations because of the ongoing legal action.A spokesperson said: “The Metropolitan Police Service has made clear its position on long-term sexual relationships known to have been entered into by some undercover officers in the past.”Those relationships were wrong and should not have happened.” Police were aware that undercover officer Mark Kennedy was in a relationship with an environmental activist and allowed it to continue, official documents show.In public statements up until recently, police have said they would never sanction such relationships, but legal documents show that they knew Kennedy was in a relationship with Kate Wilson.In the papers lodged with the Investigatory Powers Tribunal, police admit Kennedy’s “sexual relationship with [Wilson] was carried out with the acquiescence of his cover officers and line manager”.Ms Wilson, who is currently involved in legal action against the Metropolitan Police and the National Police Chiefs Council, had a two-year relationship with the undercover officer while he posed as a fellow environmental activist.He used the alias Mark Stone, and unbeknownst to her, he was married with children. She was one of a number of women he had romantic relationships with during his seven years undercover.She began her relationship with him in 2003, but did not find out his true identity until it was revealed by campaigners in 2010, who found that he had spent seven years infiltrating environmental groups.Ms Wilson told the BBC: “The police have said that these cases were a failure of supervision and management, and that is just not the case.
Valentin Ghionea The best and most ambitious team of Portugal, Sporting CP, will have new member with strong international experience in the roster for upcoming season, writes Polish sportowefakty.pl. The 34-years old Romanian right wing Valentin Ghionea spent six years in Wisla, where he came from Hungarian Pick Szeged. He wrote a few sentences on his official FB page:Today I will play my last game as a player for Wisla Plock,in Orlen Arena.It ends 6 years in which I had extraordinary experiences.We had big wins against top teams,but also some disappointments,but I generally felt a different emotion in the Orlen Arena.For me Plock will remain the second home and I will leave from here with beautiful memories.It would have been nice to end my career at Wisla Plock, but some things have to be changed in life.I would like to thank all club presidents and coaches who have trusted me and I hope they were happy with my work for the colors of the club,I also want to thank supporters, my colleagues in the team and the staff, who have been around me and helped me to have better performances.I hope to see us in the future with me in another position. Good luck Wisla Plock and see you soon!PGE Vive Kielce one step closer to defend Polish titlePHOTO: Orlen Wisla Plock ← Previous Story PGE Vive Kielce one step closer to defend Polish title Next Story → PSG Handball defend LidlStarligue title!
TAOISEACH ENDA KENNY has told the Dáil he was shocked by what he saw in last night’s Prime Time programme exposing the mistreatment of children in some creches in Dublin and Wicklow.Speaking at Leaders’ Questions this morning Kenny said that there is “nothing more important to our country than the children of the nation” and said the government would prioritise legislation aimed at protecting children and would work with opposition parties.“I didn’t have an opportunity to see all of the programme but what I did see shocked me,” Kenny said adding that the footage captured by RTÉ’s investigation showed what “was clearly an abuse of responsibility” by childcare workers in the creches.He added: “The programme yesterday showed what is happening and what has happened in a number of creches… God knows what has happened in other locations.”Kenny was quizzed by Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin on the status of a number of pieces of legislation relating to children and children services including the Children First Bill and the law which will establish the Child and Family Support Agency.The Taoiseach said it would be a matter of weeks before such legislation was before the house but expressed his hope that legislation would be passed before the end of the current Dáil term. He also hit out at portrayals of childcare facilities as businesses.“I hate to hear this business being branded as a business, as a sector, as an industry. Childcare is a profession, child protection is a profession,” Kenny said, adding that there needed to be a focus on the quality of childcare not just the quality of childcare environments and checking “whether the lights are working”.Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams questioned why facilities which had not been inspected were in receipt of state funding, asking the Taoiseach: “How can taxpayers money be given to a creche when that creche has not been inspected?”Kenny said that the inspection regime in Ireland is more frequent than that in the UK but said that the “standards have to be at a higher level”.“This affects everybody in the country and we need to get it right,” he said.Read: Fitzgerald “witnessed emotional abuse of children” in crèche footageRTÉ: No repeats or online airing of Prime Time creche investigationPoll: Are you worried that mistreatment of children in crèches is more widespread?
Athens International Airport (AIA) is making an effort to increase traffic by lowering its charges – currently the highest in Europe – and hosting more flights by the country’s biggest carrier, Aegean Airlines, as well as welcoming the scheduled service of Ukraine’s national carrier. In a joint press conference with Aegean on Thursday, AIA revealed that it is offering incentives to companies which opt to increase their services to and from Athens this summer. It is offering discounts of up to 100 per cent in landing fees, starting from 10 per cent for airlines that do not reduce their services. Other incentives concern support to companies offering cheaper fares. AIA estimates that the average drop in fees will amount to 20-30 per cent. The airport’s aim is to rekindle the industry’s interest in the country’s main terminal as traffic has declined considerably over the last few years. Aegean announced the start of eight new international services from Athens, taking its total to 28 from Eleftherios Venizelos. The new destinations are Manchester, Berlin, Geneva, Lyon, Kiev, Warsaw, Saint Petersburg and Baku. Aegean Vice President Eftichios Vassilakis also expressed optimism that the company’s planned merger with Olympic Air will be approved by Greek and European regulators in the next three months. Furthermore, Ukraine International Airlines separately announced on Thursday the start of a service linking Athens with Kiev four times per week (Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday) from April 1, with a fifth weekly flight on Tuesdays as of June 18. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
James HeidenrySix months after taking over as editor of Us Weekly, James Heidenry — who also edited OK! and Star magazine — is out at American Media Inc., the company announced today.Effective immediately, taking over editorial duties at Us Weekly will be managing editor Jennifer Peros, who returned to the brand in August after a two-year stint as senior news editor at Entertainment Tonight.As for OK!, James Robertson, who joined AMI a year ago as the magazine’s associate editor and national correspondent before being promoted to executive editor, will succeed Heidenry as editor.Both appointments were made by chief content officer Dylan Howard, who in addition to his current duties overseeing The National Enquirer, Radar Online, and Globe as well as AMI’s branded content studio, will now assume editorial oversight of Us Weekly and OK!. Howard’s elevation is the latest in a string of promotions since he first joined AMI as editor of RadarOnline.com in 2013, including being named editor-in-chief of The National Enquirer the following year.Jennifer Peros“Jennifer and James represent the best journalistic values and traditions that will carry Us Weekly and OK! into a bright future,” said Howard in a statement. “By leveraging the strengths, talents, and commitment of the staffs and the collaborative insights of our newly established editors we are positioned to continue to establish ourselves as one of the innovative and strategic leaders in the category.”AMI had installed Heidenry as editor of Us Weekly shortly after acquiring the title from Wenner Media in April. He replaced Michael Steele, who had run the title at Wenner since 2009. Heidenry originally joined AMI in 2012 as editor of Star, following a long tenure at Maxim and a shorter stint as editor-in-chief of Modern Luxury’s Manhattan magazine.
By Aya Elamroussi, Special to the AFROTyrone Hankerson, Jr., a Howard law student allegedly involved in an embezzlement scandal, will sue Howard University for $10 million for leaking his financial information, his lawyer James L. Walker, Jr. told The Afro via email Thursday night.Howard law student Tyrone Hankerson, Jr. (YouTube Screenshot)“The complaint most likely being filed tomorrow,” Walker said, referring to Friday.BREAKING: Tyrone Hankerson to sue .@HowardU for $10 million for leaking his financial records, according to his lawyer, James Walker. The complaint will “most likely” be filed Friday morning, Walker said.This is a developing story.— Aya Reports (@aya_elamroussi) April 6, 2018An anonymous Medium post accused Hankerson of allegedly pocketing about $429,000 while he worked at the financial aid office at Howard University.But Hankerson denies all allegations against him. His lawyer said he wants Howard to fully exonerate Hankerson and apologize, according to CBS News.This is a developing story and will be updated.