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Singh promises action on affordable housing after winning in Burnaby SouthSingh promises action on affordable housing after winning in Burnaby South

first_imgBURNABY, B.C. — New Democrat Leader Jagmeet Singh says he will use his new position as a member of Parliament to pressure the Liberal government to take action on the affordable housing crisis in British Columbia.The former Ontario legislator won a byelection in Burnaby South on Monday, giving him a voice in the House of Commons for the first time since he became NDP leader in the fall of 2017.He says everywhere he went while campaigning in the riding, he heard that the top concern was housing, and he’s calling for the fast-tracking of investments to build new co-operative and non-market housing.Singh says the federal government used to build housing decades ago, and he wants to return to that time, adding his other priorities are fighting climate change and implementing universal medication coverage.The 40-year-old beat Liberal candidate Richard T. Lee by more than 3,000 votes.It’s not the first time a federal New Democrat leader has come from the city in Metro Vancouver as Tommy Douglas won a byelection in Burnaby-Coquitlam in 1963 and represented the area until 1968.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Egypt mummy found in wellpreserved sarcophagusEgypt mummy found in wellpreserved sarcophagus

first_imgCAIRO – Spanish archaeologists have discovered a 3,600-year-old Egyptian mummy inside a wooden sarcophagus adorned with rare feather drawings in the ancient city of Luxor, Egypt’s antiquities ministry said Thursday.The two metre-long and 50 centimetre-wide (6.5 feet by 20 inches) sarcophagus was in good condition and its colours were still bright, the ministry said in a statement.Antiquities minister Mohamed Ibrahim said feather drawings are rarely found on ancient coffins. “The sarcophagus goes back to the 17th dynasty (1600 years BC),” said Ali El-Asfar, the head of the antiquities ministry’s pharaonic department.“Its owner could have been an important statesman, according to the sarcophagus’s preliminary examination and its inscriptions.”The sarcophagus bears hieroglyphic inscriptions meant to ease the journey to the afterlife, in accordance with pharaonic beliefs.The feather drawings symbolise the ancient Egyptian goddess of law Maat, who was believed to have weighed the hearts of the dead against a feather to determine their status in the afterlife.The discovery was made in an ancient burial site on Luxor’s west bank, near a tomb belonging to the storehouse administrator of Queen Hatshepsut, a member of the 18th dynasty who ruled Egypt from 1502 to 1482 BC.The Spanish archeological team, which has been working in Luxor for 13 years, discovered last year the wooden sarcophagus of a five-year-old boy that goes back to the 17th dynasty.Luxor, a city of around 500,000 residents on the banks of the Nile in southern Egypt, is an open-air museum of intricate temples, tombs of pharaonic rulers and landmarks such as the Winter Palace hotel, where crime novelist Agatha Christie is said to have written “Death on the Nile.”last_img read more

Closing Bell TSX racks up solid gain as bargain hunters move inClosing Bell TSX racks up solid gain as bargain hunters move in

TORONTO — The Toronto stock market registered a solid gain Tuesday as traders caught up to solid advances made on global commodity and stock markets while the TSX was closed for Victoria Day.Here are the closing numbersTSX — 11451.78 +1.52% +171.14S&P 500 — 1316.63 +0.05% +0.64Dow — 12502.81 -0.01% -1.67Nasdaq — 2839.08 -0.29% -8.13The TSX closed below its best levels of the session as worries about the future of the eurozone eroded gains in mining and energy stocks late in the session.The Toronto market came down from a 254-point surge to close up 171.15 points to 11,451.78 as traders caught up to solid advances made on global commodity and stock markets while the TSX was closed for Victoria Day.Investors had appeared ready to shop for stocks beaten down over three weeks of sharp declines that took the TSX down to the levels of last October, largely because of worries about whether Greece will have to leave the monetary union.The TSX Venture Exchange was up 18.87 points at 1,246.75.“There are still opportunities for investors to be putting money to work in today’s market,” said Craig Fehr, Canadian markets strategist at Edward Jones in St. Louis, Mo.“But there’s no question that in the interim, the lack of (positive) developments out of Europe are really going to have some sort of a grip on the markets day to day.”The Canadian dollar also gave up early gains as the U.S. currency strengthened and early gains in commodities evaporated, closing down 0.09 of a cent to US97.87 cents.New York markets also lost early traction that came from a report that existing home sales rose 3.4 per cent last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.62 million, which met economists’ expectations.The Dow Jones industrial average dipped 1.67 points at 12,502.81. The Nasdaq composite index was 8.13 points lower to 2,839.08 and the S&P 500 index inched up 0.64 of a point to 1,316.63.Commodity prices headed lower after closing at multi-month lows last week on demand worries and a strengthening U.S. dollar. Traders have avoided riskier investments such as commodities, equities and resource-based currencies such as the Canadian dollar and bought into the safe haven of U.S. Treasuries.A stronger greenback usually helps depress oil prices, which are denominated in U.S. dollars, as it makes oil more expensive for holders of other currencies.The June crude contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange was off 91 cents at US$91.66 a barrel, wiping out most of Monday’s $1.09 gain. The energy sector gained 2.46% while Canadian Natural Resources was up $1.05 to $31.The base metals sector ran ahead 2.3% while copper was off a cent at US$3.49 a pound following a three-cent rise Monday. Ivanhoe Mines gained 60 cents to $9.36.June gold was off $12.10 to US$1,576.60 an ounce after dipping $3.20. The gold sector was up about 2% and Barrick Gold Corp. advanced 58 cents to $38.45.The financial sector gained almost 1% ahead of earnings reports from the big banks which are expected to show some softening from the last quarter.Royal Bank gained 47 cents to $52.17 and Bank of Montreal climbed 22 cents to $55.25. BMO hands in earnings Wednesday while TD Bank and Royal Bank report the following day. Scotiabank will deliver its earnings report May 29, with National Bank and CIBC following up May 30.In corporate news, social media site Facebook continued to see its share price retreat after making its debut Friday at US$38. It was down US$3.03 or 8.9% from Monday to US$31. It closed Friday at US$38.23.Best Buy Co. said Tuesday that its fiscal first-quarter profit dropped 26% to US$158 million, or 46 cents per share. Excluding restructuring charges, earnings were 72 cents per share against the 59 cents that analysts expected.Here’s the news investors were watching today:OSC makes fraud allegations against Sino-ForestMorgan Stanley shocked investors by cutting Facebook estimates just before IPOOECD urges Canada to hike rates this fall to cool housing marketCommuters to feel impact of potential CP Rail strikeON DECK WEDNESDAYECONOMIC NEWSBank of Japan interest rate decision Bank of England publishes minutes of May policy meeting CANADA8:30 a.m.Retail sales (March): Economists expect 0.3% rise from month before Leading indicators (April): Economists expect 0.3% rise  UNITED STATES10 a.m.New home sales (April): Economists expect 2.1% rise FHFA House price index (March): Economists expect 0.3% rise CORPORATE NEWSCANADABank of Montreal Q2 earnings: Analysts expect $1.36 a share CAE Inc Q4 earnings: Analysts expect 19¢ Canaccord Financial Inc Q4 earnings: Analysts expect 14¢ UNITED STATESHewlett Packard Corp. Q2 earnings: Analysts expect 91¢ a share Hormel Foods Corp. Q2 earnings: Analysts expect 42¢ read more

Closing Bell TSX closes higher as banks turn in strong earns telcosClosing Bell TSX closes higher as banks turn in strong earns telcos

TORONTO — The Toronto stock market registered a solid gain of almost 100 points mid-afternoon Thursday amid strong bank earnings and an easing of concerns over a U.S.-led military intervention in Syria.Here are the closing numbersTSX — 12,704.73 +97.51 0.77%S&P 500 — 1,638.17 +3.21 0.20%Dow — 14,840.95 +16.44 0.11%Nasdaq — 3,620.30 +26.95 0.75%The S&P/TSX composite index jumped 97.51 points to 12,704.73, with strength also coming from the three big telecoms on speculation that U.S. telco Verizon won’t be entering the Canadian wireless market.The Canadian dollar was down 0.41 of a cent at 94.96 cents US, the first time the loonie has closed below 95 cents since July 8.CIBC (TSX:CM) posted net earnings of $890 million or $2.16 per diluted share in the most recent period while revenue rose to $3.26 billion from $3.15 billion. Adjusted net income was $943 million or $2.29 per share diluted, 14 cents ahead of estimates and its shares gained $2.22 to $82.66.Royal Bank (TSX:RY) shares rose 75 cents to $65.24 as the bank reported record net income of $2.3 billion for the third quarter, an increase of 3% from a year ago. Profit was $1.48 a share ex-items, beating expectations of $1.38. The bank also raised its dividend 6% to 67 cents a share.TD Bank’s (TSX:TD) quarterly net income was $1.53 billion or $1.58 per diluted share, compared with $1.7 billion or $1.78 per share a year ago amid losses on the insurance side of the business. However, earnings ex-items were $1.65 a share against estimates of $1.55 a share and the bank increased its quarterly dividend by four cents, or 5%, to 85 cents per share. TD shares advanced $2.12 to $89.93.Combined profits at the country’s biggest banks slipped to $7.63 billion in the third quarter, even though most of them reported stronger results for the period.“It’s a mixed bag but they are doing well,” said Ron Meisels, president of Phases and Cycles in Montreal.“I believe the banks have found the secret of making money in all environments. Banks have gone into so many side businesses — investments, brokerage business, money management businesses — and they have a lot of ways of taking whatever is there in the economy.”Meanwhile, U.S. indexes advanced amid indications that a U.S.-led military intervention in Syria may not be happening imminently.The latest reading on U.S. economic growth for the second quarter also came in better than expected. Annualized gross domestic product grew at an annualized rate of 2.5%, better than the 2.2% that economists expected. The original reading was 1.7%.The Dow Jones industrial average rose 16.44 points to 14,840.95 even as the strong data again raised concerns that the Federal Reserve will start to reduce its monetary stimulus as soon as next month. A run of largely solid economic figures had raised the likelihood of the Fed slowing its monthly US$85 billion of bond purchases but some more recent the data have been a little bit more mixed.The Nasdaq was 26.95 points higher at 3,620.3 while the S&P 500 index was 3.21 points higher at 1,638.17.The prospect of an immediate multinational response diminished late Wednesday after the UN Security Council’s permanent members failed to agree to a proposal to use force against Syria. U.S. President Barack Obama also gave the impression that he had not yet decided to back a military strike.There have been appeals to wait until UN inspectors reveal their findings on the apparent chemical attack in the suburbs of Damascus that has been blamed on the government of President Bashar Assad. The report is expected within a week.The prospect of intervention in the country’s civil war has rattled markets this week as it has raised fears that such a move could seriously affect a fragile global economic recovery and that fighting could spread to other areas of the Mideast.On the TSX, the telecom sector was the biggest percentage gainer, up 2.18% with Telus Corp. (TSX:T) ahead 82 cents to $33.10, Rogers Communications (TSX:RCI.B) rose $1.23 to $42.01 and BCE Inc. (TSX:BCE) ran up 96 cents to $43.44.Canadian telcos advanced as Britain’s Vodafone PLC confirmed that it was talking to Verizon Communications about selling its 45% stake in Verizon Wireless for as much as $130 billion.That raised speculation that Verizon would not be interested in the possible purchase of at least one of the country’s smaller wireless players. Verizon has said it has had discussions but called it just an exploratory exercise.Most of the resource sectors were in the red but the gold sector shed early gains to move up about 1.2% as gold prices also started to back off following gains earlier in the week. The December bullion contract in New York lost $5.90 to US$1,412.90 an ounce. Barrick Gold (TSX:ABX) improved by 43 cents to C$20.69.The base metals sector was the biggest decliner, down 1.17% while December copper gave back five cents to US$3.26 a pound. HudBay Minerals (TSX:HBM) dropped 13 cents to C$7.Oil prices declined after running up about 4% in the previous two sessions on supply disruption concerns. The October contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange fell $1.30 to US$108.80. The energy sector was off 0.42% and Imperial Oil (TSX:IMO) shed 42 cents to C$44.38. TOP STORIESRoyal, TD, CIBC kick out stellar profits — hooray for consumersTop European banker resigns after family blames him for CFO’s suicideA force 10 times bigger than Syria is driving oil prices higherAir Canada ordered to pay more to passengers bumped from domestic flights WHAT’S ON DECK FRIDAY ECONOMIC NEWSCANADA8:30 a.m.Real GDP (June): Economists expect economy to shrink 0.4% Ottawa reports on monthly budget deficit/surplus UNITED STATES8:30 a.m.Personal income and consumption (July): Economists expect income to rise 0.2%, spending 0.3% 9:45 a.m.Chicago PMI (Aug): Economists expect a reading of 53, up slightly 9:55 a.m.University of Michigan Consumer sentiment index (Aug): Economists expect a reading of 80.5, up slightly CORPORATE NEWSCANADAAlimentation Couche-tard Inc Q1 earnings: Analysts expect 96¢ a share Laurentian Bank Of CanadaLB Q3 earnings: Analysts expect $1.30 a share read more

Filling out a wellness survey pays off for eight employeesFilling out a wellness survey pays off for eight employees

Front row, from left to right: Jo-Anne Sinnige-Egger, Margie Lizotti, Lubi Bellingham, Tanya Sicoli, Mary Louise Vanderlee, committee chair Lynn Hunter-Hope and Sheila Smith. Back row: committee members Paula Wake, Janet Jameson, Diana Panter, Janice Boudreau and Susan Mifsud.Brock’s new health and well-being committee has handed out prizes to some of those who answered its first survey.The committee awarded eight members of the Brock community who participated. The survey answers will help the committee develop a sound and effective wellness program.The prizes represented the eight dimensions of wellness. Winners were:Sheila Smith, Education — financial wellness — prize donated by the Campus StoreMargie Lizotti, Recreation Services — social — prize donated by Human ResourcesJo-Anne Sinnige-Egger, Child and Youth Studies — intellectual — prize donated by the Campus StoreMary Louise Vanderlee, Education — physical — prize donated by Recreation ServicesBrenda Emerson-Honey, Instructional Resource Centre — occupationalTanya Sicoli, Library — environmental — prize donated by Recreation ServicesLubi Bellingham, Co-op — spiritual — prize donated by Human ResourcesBrian Ker, Recreation Services — emotional — Human Resources read more

UN environmental agency launches project to save Indonesias coral reefsUN environmental agency launches project to save Indonesias coral reefs

“Coral reefs are a major tourist attraction in Bali, and safeguarding them is essential for the industry and the well-being of the local people who depend on them for food and employment,” UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Industry Officer Niclas Svenningsen said. “By raising awareness and changing the behaviour of tourists and local tourism industry workers we can help ensure the sustainability of the reefs.”Launched at Kuta Beach in association with the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), the training is based around five new “communication” tools, including explanations of the main biological and ecological features of the reefs and charts for boaters indicating no-anchor areas, mooring buoys, protected areas, how to manage refuelling and anchoring practices. A poster highlights how tourists can contribute to the protection of the reefs while on holiday. Threats related to tourism range from snorkelling, diving and boating, which can cause direct physical damage to reefs, and indirect impacts through development, construction and operation of tourism infrastructure. At 51,020 square kilometres, Indonesia’s reefs represent 18 per cent of the world total. The vast archipelago is also part of the most biologically diverse coral reef region, with nearly 600 species. Its reefs support one of the largest marine fisheries in the world, generating around 3.6 million tons per annum, and provide the only source of protein for many local communities. The Bali training workshop follows a similar UNEP workshop held last month in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, in partnership with the Project Aware Foundation. read more

UNESCO says the world faces an 18 million teacher shortfall in comingUNESCO says the world faces an 18 million teacher shortfall in coming

“There can be no viable long-term solution to our education challenges and teacher shortages without investment in training and measures to promote respect for the teaching profession,” said a statement, signed by UN agency heads, to mark World Teachers Day.Already, nearly 100 million children are missing out on primary education – mostly girls, many trapped in child labour – which will compound a current accumulation of 800 million illiterate adults, representing 20 per cent of the total adult population, added the statement. The statement was signed by the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) director-general Koïchiro Matsuura, International Labour Organization (ILO) director-general Juan Somavia, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) executive director Ann M. Veneman, and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) administrator Kemal Dervis.Arab states, mainly in Egypt, Iraq, Saudi Arabia and Morocco, will need to create 450,000 new teaching posts during this period, while countries in South and West Asia will need an additional 325,000 teachers, data collected by UNESCO showed. Afghanistan’s teacher’s cadre will need to grow by almost nine per cent per year until 2015 to keep up with primary education demand, an agency statement added.In Western Europe and the U.S. older teachers are retiring without sufficient replacements, leading to an expected shortfall of 1.2 million teachers in the same period, likely to be most acute in the U.S., Spain and Ireland, UNESCO said.This year also marks the 40th anniversary of the landmark Joint ILO/UNESCO Recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers, which is the only comprehensive international standard for the teaching profession, UNESCO noted in its release. read more

Video shows moment Theresa May takes wrong turn after being rushed intoVideo shows moment Theresa May takes wrong turn after being rushed into

first_img 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. “We just heard gunshots inside Parliament,” he can be heard saying. “It looked like they are taking her away.”To reach the Prime Minister, the attacker would have had to evade the armed officers who patrol the Parliament complex in pairs, as well as Parliament’s own security staff, who don’t carry guns. “Get in the car,” someone shouts as she is steered towards the silver Jaguar by aides after appearing to momentarily lose her bearings.The person who took the video, whose voice has been distorted to protect their identity, saw Mrs May and her undercover police detail near the area of Parliament where ministerial cars are parked.center_img A newly emerged video shows Prime Minister Theresa May being ushered into a silver Jaguar car as what sounded like gunfire rang out at Parliament during Wednesday’s terror attack in Westminster.Mrs May was among MPs near the Commons at the time of the attack, and was quickly ushered away by security officers and driven back to Downing Street.The footage, obtained by The Sun, shows the Prime Minister emerging from the building and walking towards her car.last_img read more

El Jaish sack Zoran KastratovicEl Jaish sack Zoran Kastratovic

El JaishZoran Kastratovic The most successful Qatari and non-European team in the recent period, El Jaish Sports Club, decided to sack current coach Zoran Kastratovic after the defeat at the start of domestic Play-Off against Al Sadd. Ambitious Qatari team is always looking for the trophies in all the competitions, but the things didn’t begin the way in which they want, so the change was necessary step to wake up the team consisted of many of NT players, who won the silver medal at the World Championship 2015 in January.Kastratovic spent seven months on the El Jaish bench, winning the Asian League Championship and playing in the IHF Super Globe semi-final. ← Previous Story PHOTO: God gives trophy in Pulo’s hands! Next Story → Hard and Bregenz for Austrian title!

SG FLENSBURG VS DHF Vranjes calls for better communication Eggert We areSG FLENSBURG VS DHF Vranjes calls for better communication Eggert We are

danish handball federationSG Flensburg Misunderstandings between the most famous “Danish team” abroad, German SG Flensburg and Danish Handball Federation. The Danish national team will have difficult task to qualify for the Olympic Games in Rio via qualification’s tournament which will be held between April 8 and 10 on home soil alongside strong rivals like Croatia, Norway and Bahrain.Gudmundur Gudmundsson called players for a friendly match against Germany on April 2 in Cologne, but German team disagreed to let them before the end of the week out of EHF rules due tough schedule before and after NT action.SG Flensburg coach Ljubomir Vranješ together with one of five Danish NT players in the team tried to explain situation and problems in communication with Danish Handball Federation. ← Previous Story SEHA FINAL4 with three EHF CL TOP 8 teams: Is this the world’s strongest league? Next Story → CONFUSION IN COLOGNE: Lanxess Arena mistake rearranges Germany-Denmark clash read more

Decision about Hungarian champions on May 21 in SzegedDecision about Hungarian champions on May 21 in Szeged

5.Csurgoi9108231:2712 ← Previous Story Vive Tauron Kielce celebrate 13th Polish title! Next Story → Danish Play-off semi-finals start on May 18 3.Tatabanya9504233:24710 1.Szeged9801301:22916 4.Balatonfuredi9306227:2486 MVM VeszpremPick Szeged 6.Vaci8107183:2472 It will be very interesting to see whether will Veszprem keep on the TOP of Hungarian handball in decisive match in Szeged on May 21. The reigning Hungarian champions had a lot of troubles to beat the biggest and only rivals – PICK Szeged 30:29 (14:15) in their first match in Play-Off.MVM VESZPRÉM–MOL-PICK SZEGED 30–29 (14–15)VESZPRÉM: Mikler – Gulyás 2, Nagy L. 5, Chema Rodríguez 1, Sulic 5, Ilics 4 (2), Iváncsik G.1, Alilovic, Schuch, Pálmarsson 4, Nilsson 1, Ugalde 2, G. Marguc 1, Terzic, Lékai 3, Sliskovic 1. SZEGED: Sierra – Parrondo 1, Thiago Petrus, Blazevic, Ilyés 2, Källman 9, Bombac 8 (5), Wyszomirski, Mindegía 1, A. Robledo 2, Zubai, Balogh Zs. 4, Csuruvija, Vranjes1, Ancsin 1. STANDINGS: 2.Veszprem8800257:19016 read more

Shaqiri warned of hostile reception in BelgradeShaqiri warned of hostile reception in Belgrade

first_imgLiverpool’s Xherdan Shaqiri has been warned to expect a hostile reception by Red Star Belgrade’s sporting director Zvezdan Terzic should he travel with his team to Serbia.The Merseyside club have been drawn in the same UEFA Champions League group with Red Star and Shaqiri could receive a hostile reception from the home fans following his controversial celebration at the World Cup.The Switzerland international featured in one of the most controversial moments of this year’s World Cup, when he celebrated his winning goal in Switzerland’s 2-1 triumph over Serbia by imitating the two-headed eagle in Albania’s flag, something team-mate Granit Xhaka also did earlier in the game.“I think Shaqiri will undergo extraordinary psychological pressure,” Terzic told daily Serbian publication Kurir, according to Goal.“He knows where he will be going. I know very well that our club is a symbol of Serbia, unlike Partizan Belgrade, who represent Yugoslavia more.“I do not know if he will be willing to play in Marakana [the nickname of Red Star’s Rajko Mitic Stadium] under these conditions, so I doubt he’ll come. If he comes, he’ll be smaller than a poppy seed.”Roberto Firmino, LiverpoolVirgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.But Terzic was sure to ease Liverpool’s worries with respect to security, adamant they will do their duty and protect Shaqiri.“We have to do everything we can to make Shaqiri feel like he can play football,” he added. “It is our duty to protect him. Let’s be good hosts.”While Xhaka apologised for his celebration this week, Shaqiri undermined the idea when asked if he would make amends.“Sure, I apologise if people felt attacked in Switzerland,” he said.“Somewhere, I don’t know, maybe in the mountains, where someone watched the game and it bothered him, I would certainly apologise.”last_img read more

Jamaicas Health Minister commended for setting up Food Industry Task ForceJamaicas Health Minister commended for setting up Food Industry Task Force

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Jamaica, January 29, 2018 – Kingston – The Heart Foundation of Jamaica is commending Minister of Health, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, for setting up the National Food Industry Task Force (NFITF) in 2017.Executive Director of the Foundation, Mrs. Deborah Chen, told a Jamaica Information Service (JIS) ‘Think Tank’ on January 24, that the organisation is pleased with the work of the NFITF, on which a representative of the Foundation serves.  Mrs. Chen, who also spoke on the upcoming observation of Heart Month in February, pointed out that members of the Task Force are food industry stakeholders.  “These are the leading persons in their industry, and they are being encouraged to reformulate their products, not just in terms of sugar, but in terms of the nutrients,” she said.She added that they are also looking at labelling, because many labels are not easily read or understood.  “I know there is a move afoot globally to make the labels simpler, and that is part of the mandate of the NFITF, so we commend the Minister and the Ministry of Health for that move.  We think that from a policy level, that will go a great way in assisting to deal with obesity and will impact the cases that we see on a daily basis at the Heart Foundation,” Mrs. Chen said.The NFITF was established to support the response to non-communicable diseases (NCDs) or ‘lifestyle diseases’.  With obesity, caused by poor nutrition, being a leading risk factor of developing an NCD, and that two out of every three deaths yearly result from NCDs, the NFITF has been engaging the Jamaican food industry in addressing the unhealthy eating habits of Jamaicans.  The Task Force is focusing on product reformulation, food labelling, marketing of foods, and education, communication and advocacy.Heart Month will be observed under the theme ‘Healthy Nutrition: Know Your Labels’.Release: JISlast_img read more

Allegri thinks Barcelona are the Champions League favsAllegri thinks Barcelona are the Champions League favs

first_imgJuventus manager Max Allegri, explained why he believes that FC Barcelona is the biggest favorite to win the Champions League.Despite having a player such as Cristiano Ronaldo on his side, Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri still puts Barcelona as the Champions League favorites this season.Having a fantastic start of the season in all competitions with Ronaldo in top form, doesn’t seem to be enough for Max to actually consider his own squad as the top favorite to win the competition.Cristiano has been proving repeatedly during the past three seasons, that he is in much better shape than Lionel Messi on this competition and that should be more than enough for his own manager to have the confidence of considering themselves the rival to beat in the competition.FC Barcelona has been playing top football this season as well, they are currently leading the Group of Death in the competition and have already secured a ticket to the next round.This high level of performance must be what has Allegri so certain of Barcelona’s claim for the title this season, but he is underestimating what his own players are capable of, as well as other clubs that are going to compete at the very top.🗣 @OfficialAllegri & Cancelo: “We want to qualify”The coach and the Portuguese defender talk #JuveVCF ahead of tomorrow night’s #UCL match ➡️— JuventusFC (@juventusfcen) November 26, 2018Allegri spoke to the press this Monday ahead of Juventus’ match against Valencia in the penultimate Champions League group stage match.The manager was questioned about the squads that he thinks have the biggest chances of winning the tournament this season, a list of clubs where he did include his squad but named Barça as the top favorites.“There are still many games to go in Serie A and we have a lot of difficult games to play until the end of the year, against Roma, Inter, Atalanta, Fiorentina and Sampdoria,” said Allegri to the press via Four Four Two.“But in the Champions League, we have to take it one step at a time. We want to qualify for the last 16 and in first place.”“Barcelona are the favorites to win the competition, in my opinion. Then there are teams, including us, with the ambition to win it. We have that same desire every year.”“Last year, I said that the favorites were Real Madrid. This year, I think it’s Barcelona. I hope to be wrong this year.”David Villa, FC BarcelonaTop 10 players who played for both Barcelona and Valencia Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to talk about the best players who represented both Barcelona and Valencia, prior to their La Liga encounter at Camp Nou this evening.“The Champions League is different,” he added.“In a period when Real Madrid were much worse – they were 15 points behind Barcelona – they still have the opportunity to go through to the next round. [Their form] counts for nothing,” he concluded.🎙 Off. That’s it from @OfficialAllegri, a full recap will be available soon on #JuveVCF #UCL #ForzaJuve— JuventusFC (@juventusfcen) November 26, 2018As far as the other clubs that he didn’t mention, Allegri failed to name drop clubs like Atletico Madrid, Borussia Dortmund, and even Manchester City.Those three specific clubs look like they are going to get far in the competition due to the impressive level of performance they are gifting us all with this season.The Colchoneros just came from a draw against FC Barcelona, Dortmund keeps dominating the Bundesliga well above Bayern München, and Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City is still flying in the Premier League with very little opposition having any claim for the title this season.But Juventus is without question one of the top favorites, because Cristiano Ronaldo seems like he is on a mission to prove that he is still relevant despite his “veteran” status.The Portuguese forward is actually doing great so far, as he is at the top of the Serie A goal-scoring table with 9 goals and has been completely unplayable this season with his new club.Juventus knows they have their secret weapon, not bragging too much about it might be a good strategy from Allegri but they shouldn’t be underestimated by anyone this season.🎙 @OfficialAllegri: “Barcelona are the favourites to win the competition in my opinion. Then there are three teams including us with the ambition to win it, and we have that same desire every year.”#JuveVCF #UCL #ForzaJuve— JuventusFC (@juventusfcen) November 26, 2018Which clubs do you consider favorite to win the Champions League this season? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

Soy Growers Lead Coalition Push for TPPSoy Growers Lead Coalition Push for TPP

first_imgASA President Wade Cowan speaks about the benefits of TPP during a press conference in Kansas City on Wednesday.The American Soybean Association (ASA) led a coalition to discuss the implications of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and what it means for American farmers at a press event this week.ASA and representatives from five other national farm groups joined U.S. Department of Agriculture Foreign Agricultural Service (USDA/FAS) Administrator Phil Karsting in Kansas City on Wednesday.  The event featured farmer leaders from ASA, National Pork Producers Council (NPPC), National Corn Growers Association (NCGA), National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), U.S. Grains Council (USGC) and National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG), exploring the importance of TPP for their individual industry sectors.During the press conference, ASA President Wade Cowan, Brownfield, Texas, said TPP is a great testament of agriculture joining forces to support each other and work together. Cowan stressed that soy growers are not afraid to compete in a world market and how TPP protects both the soy market and livestock partners.last_img read more

Seminole Hard Rock helps grandparents who raise their grandchildren this ChristmasSeminole Hard Rock helps grandparents who raise their grandchildren this Christmas

first_imgFORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) – With only five days left until Christmas, volunteers from the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino lent a helping hand to grandparents raising their own grandchildren, this Christmas.Thanks to The Pantry of Broward, a non-profit organization, volunteers from the Seminole Hard Rock are helping grandparents who are raising their own grandchildren. The volunteers helped the grandparents pick toys, wrap them and carry them to their cars, all in time for the holidays.“We have about 60 grandparents and 170 grandkids, so they all come in today to pick out some toys for their grandkids, and then we wrapped them here,” said Director of Operations of the Pantry of Broward, Lydya Chapman, “so when they take the toys home, it looks like a gift from Santa.”“This is the most beautiful thing in the world,” said grandmother Alicia Parrish.The gift distribution will continue until Thursday for all grandparents who are part of The Pantry of Broward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

BSO deputies take part in active shooter trainingBSO deputies take part in active shooter training

first_imgFORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) – Broward Sheriff’s Office deputies are taking part in a four-day intensive training course.The course, called Law Enforcement Active Shooter Emergency Response, will have deputies practice rapid exercises and scenarios in case of a real shooting.The Broward training division has partnered with Louisiana State University and the Academy of Counter-Terrorist Education.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

The Wilmington Insider For April 15 2018The Wilmington Insider For April 15 2018

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below is a round-up of what’s going on in Wilmington on Sunday, April 15, 2018:Happening Today:Weather: A chance of rain and sleet before 7am, then sleet likely between 7am and 5pm, then freezing rain and sleet likely after 5pm. Cloudy, with a high near 33. Northeast wind 11 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. Little or no sleet accumulation expected.Food Shopping: Food shopping in town this week?  In case you haven’t seen this week’s circulars, Wilmington Apple has you covered:This week’s circular from Market Basket (260 Main Street) can be found HERE.This week’s circular from Lucci’s Market (211 Lowell Street) can be found HERE.Elia’s Country Store (381 Middlesex Avenue) does not have an online circular, but the store posts its hot entree schedule and other specials on its Facebook page HERE.(NOTE: What did I miss? Let me know by commenting below, commenting on the Facebook page, or emailing I may be able to update this post.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedThe Wilmington Insider For February 25, 2018In “5 Things To Do Today”The Wilmington Insider For February 11, 2018In “5 Things To Do Today”The Wilmington Insider For February 4, 2018In “5 Things To Do Today”last_img read more

The VGAs are dead long live the 2014 Game AwardsThe VGAs are dead long live the 2014 Game Awards

first_imgFor years, Spike TV’s Video Game Awards show was — seemingly — universally hated by gamers. Sure, having your once-niche (though now hugely popular) hobby featured on a popular television network during primetime sounds great, but many felt the treatment of the industry was laughable and insulting. Though the VGAs (officially rebranded as the VGXs) has run for a decade, the best critique always seemed to be that, hey, at least it’s trying. VGA host Geoff Keighley has announced what he hopes to be the VGA’s replacement, the similarly named The Game Awards.Keighley revealed the new show earlier today, as well as big-name industry figures that are presiding over the awards. President and COO of Nintendo of America Reggie Fils-Aime sits on the board of advisory members, as will Hideo Kojima, CEO of Ubisoft Yves Guillemot, Sony Computer Entertainment of America CEO Shawn Layden, Electronic Arts COO Peter Moore, Xbox head Phil Spencer, and more.Like the VGAs, the show will feature the titular awards, as well as game premieres and announcements, but will also feature eSports awards. Unlike the VGAs, the show won’t be aired on television, but will instead be livestreamed on the PlayStation Network, Xbox Live, the Nintendo Network, and Steam.The Game Awards 2014 will begin on December 5 at 9PM EST, taking place at the Axis Theater in Las Vegas, and streaming to the comfort of your own living room thanks tot he magic of the internet.last_img read more