Ravindra Jadeja looking forward to challenging Sri Lanka series

first_imgRavindra Jadeja’s indecision cost Hardik Pandya his wicket in the final of the ICC Champions Trophy against Pakistan. Many cricket fans blamed the al-rounder for the eventual loss.”Honestly the true followers of the game understand that such things (run out) happen sometimes. No one does it intentionally,” Ravindra Jadeja told India Today.  “Everyone wants to represents the country and everyone has big dreams. There have been so many run outs in cricket, but it is part of the game and I don’t think I need to worry so much about it,” he added.  India has played a lot of cricket since then. Virat Kohli’s men finished the short West Indies tour on a sour note, losing in the solitary T20, but not before winning five-match ODI series 3-1. Up next a Sri Lanka who will be trying to bounce back after an humiliating loss to Zimbabwe in the ODI series.   “Critics change their views after every series. I don’t play the game for critics. I play for myself. I always aim to give my best in whatever conditions that I play in,” he said on his critics questioning his overseas record.Jadeja is excited for a long and challenging tour of the island nation. India will play three Tests, five ODIs and a lone T20 international in Sri Lanka starting July 26″I like to perform when there are challenges. In cricket when you get easy performances or easy wickets then it’s no fun, but when you have to fight and perform in challenging conditions then that feeling is something else,” he said.advertisementRavindra Jadeja and his wife Reeva Solanki, who got married on April 17 last year in Rajkot, became parents to a baby girl at the  start of last month.”It was a special feeling. I don’t realise anything now but as I spend more time with the baby, then I will get more attached. It is a good thing for me and everyone in the family is so happy,” said Jadeja on the birth of his baby girl, even confessing,  “Sometimes when I go home, I get bored so now I have a toy to play with now, it will be a good time pass for me.”Jadeja learned his trade while his time at Rajasthan Royals from the legendary Shane Warne, someone he says he “didn’t know” at the time.  But the thing that perplexed Jadeja is why he was called a ‘rockstar’ by Shane Warne and just  kept working hard on his game and kept improving his skills, whether it was bowling or batting.”Then I didn’t know what rockstar meant. When I met Shane Warne for the first time, I didn’t know he was such a great bowler in Test cricket. He used to call me ‘Rockstar’, and I used to wonder that I don’t sing any songs, nor do I do anything then why is he calling me Rockstar?”I just asked one of my friends why he is calling me Rockstar. He said that maybe because you put too much of zinc on your face that is why,” he finished.last_img read more

Rays Rally Catches Mets, 4-3

first_imgST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Once again, the New York Mets were in control early. That was until All-Star Chris Archer found his control.The Mets scored three times in the second inning when Archer walked four batters, but were shut out the rest of the way Aug. 9 in a 4-3 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays.For the second day in a row, the NL East leaders took a quick 3-0 edge but wound up losing. Curtis Granderson drew a bases-loaded walk and Daniel Murphy hit a two-run single to excite the many Mets fans at Tropicana Field.“I thought the offense that inning really did a good job to put some good at bats on him,” said Murphy, who had two of the Mets’ six hits.“We put ourselves in a position to put up a crooked number right there. He threw me three really good sliders. Fortunately one of them was a ball or the inning would have been over, and then I had to just battle up after that.”Archer got Yoenis Cespedes on a foul pop to end the inning, then struck out the side in the following inning. The Mets never got another runner to second base.“There’s a lot of talk about this guy being the best in the American League and he certainly looked like it outside that one inning where he just lost command,” Mets manager Terry Collins said. “Great stuff.”Nor could the Mets get anything going against three Tampa Bay relievers. Xavier Cedeno (2-1) pitched a scoreless seventh inning and Jake McGee earned his sixth save.Rookie Richie Shaffer’s third hit in three at-bats against Bartolo Colon (10-11) was a solo homer into the left-field seats. Shaffer entered with one hit — a homer — in seven at-bats this season.John Jaso drove in three runs for the Rays, who reached the .500 mark at 56-56.Archer gave up three runs, four hits, four walks and struck out 10 over six innings. All the walks and eight of his strikeouts came in the first three innings.“This is a morale booster,” Archer said.The Mets, who are scheduled to open a seven-game homestand Aug. 10 night against the Colorado Rockies, have lost two straight after a seven-game winning streak.They went 4-2 on a Florida road trip and remain a game and a half ahead of the second-place Washington Nationals, who also lost Aug. 9.“It was a good road trip,” General Manager Sandy Alderson said. “It could have been a great road trip, but this team played us well.”TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

ISSF World Cup: India end campaign with 3 golds, 1 silver

first_imgIndia ended their campaign at the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup with a total of four medals: three golds and a silver.Divyansh Panwar and Anjum Moudgil had won the first medal for India at the Beijing ISSF World Cup after clinching gold in 10m Air Rifle Mixed event. They defeated the Chinese pair of Liu Ruxuan and Yang Haoran on Thursday.Thereafter, Manu Bhaker and Saurabh Choudhary won the gold medal in 10m Air Pistol Mixed event. The pair of Bhaker and Chowdhary outshot Jiang Ranxin and Pang Wei of China 16-6 in the final on Thursday.On Friday, 17-year-old Divyansh won another medal for the country by winning a silver medal in 10m Air Rifle event. While the next day, Abhishek Verma won the gold in 10m Air Pistol event.On Sunday, none of the Indians were able to add to the medals tally as they failed to qualify for the finals in their respective events.While Gaayathri, Sunidhi Chauhan and Kajal Saini finished to make it to the finals of the Women’s 50m Rifle 3P event, Manu Bhaker, Rahi Sarnobat and Chinki Yadav could not make it to the summit clash of the 25m Pistol Event.At the ISSF World Cup, India secured five quotas in shooting for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Abhishek and Saurabh secured the Olympic quota in 10m Air Rifle event while Divyansh clinched the quota in 10m Air Rifle event. In women’s, Anjum Moudgil and Apurvi Chandela secured an Olympic quota in the 10m Air Rifle event.advertisementAlso Read | ISSF World Cup: Abhishek Verma shoots gold, seals Olympic quotaAlso Read | ISSF Shooting World Cup: Apurvi Chandela shatters world record to win India’s first goldAlso Read | Divyansh Singh Panwar secures fourth Olympic quota with silver in ISSF World CupAlso Read | Manu Bhaker, Saurabh Chaudhary win India’s 2nd gold at ISSF Beijing World CupAlso See:last_img read more

Coach Interview – Tony Trad

first_imgWe caught up with Australian Men’s Open coach, Tony Trad this week in the lead up to the 2016 Trans Tasman Series. Join us as we hear about how the team’s preparations have been, the team make-up and how much they are looking forward to next week. How was your camp earlier this month?The camp was very good, it started off a little bit slow and a little bit of familiarisation with the players and the plays and getting a little bit of cohesion going but by Sunday afternoon there was a really great progression and I was really happy with the job the boys put in and the effort they put in. How much are you looking forward to next week?Very much. I think last time we were over there wasn’t a great time for us, but in some respects it probably was the best thing that could have ever happened to us, it pushed us to greater levels. We want to get over there and have a good time this time and we’ve got a lot of good young players that we want to see how they go in an international series. What are you looking forward to most?It’s always great to play New Zealand, the thing I’m looking forward to the most is the uncertainty. We’ve got a lot of new players, but so have New Zealand, even after the World Cup they’ve made even more changes. There’s a real air of uncertainty and a little bit of feeling ‘what’s going to happen’, no one seems to know, I think that’s great for the game because it’s added a little bit of excitement to it, everyone is holding their breath to see what happens. Who’s impressed you in the lead up?I think the whole team, I’ve just been impressed with the whole attitude of the team, that’s the most impressive thing, it’s not which person but what, and what has been attitude and commitment to our culture from our young, new players that have come through our juniors or through Mixed, just that commitment to our culture has been impressive. Have you spoken much about last time you were in New Zealand?Not really, that was three years ago, half of the team weren’t even there then, half of those boys had actually won (in Youth divisions), so it was a good time for them as they won in the 20’s and 18’s. We probably didn’t want to draw so much on the past, just on where we are going as a group. It wasn’t a great time, sure, but New Zealand played very, very well in that series. We’ve learnt from that, rather than dwell on it or speak about it, we just learnt from it and moved on. You’ve got a bunch of players who have been around since 2009 and 2010, how much of a luxury has that been for you?It’s been fantastic. It’s been great, you can’t buy that kind of experience and they have really spent some time with the young players around them. They are very nurturing and have welcomed them in and are spending a lot of time with them just helping them through what’s expected and what to expect and how we do things at this level and the importance of consistency and second and third efforts.  All those little things they’ve been very good and it’s a luxury, but we’re all moving forward to 2019 in Malaysia and so succession planning is very important, we started that this year and will continue in the next three years. Someone who hasn’t represented Australia at any level before is Shaun Francis, how excited is he and how excited are you for him?I’m really excited for him. Shaun has burst onto the scene he hasn’t really come through the juniors or the Mixed, he’s up there in North Queensland, so it’s a real credit to him that he is where he is at the moment. He’s kept his head down and worked hard and he’s reaped the rewards. You can’t keep the smile off the kid’s face. I’m very happy when a kid is as excited as Shaun is and when you see that it becomes very infectious amongst the group. I’m really happy for Shaun, he’s going to wear the green and gold for the first time ever and that’s a special moment. You’ve also got a new captain in Nicholas Good, how much is he looking forward to it?Nick is our new captain at 24 years of age, which is a little bit young but it gives you an indication that we are trying to set up for the future and I think he is going to develop into one of the best captains that we’ve ever seen in the game. He’s going to have to stamp his own style on it, we want him to be Nick Good and not any other captain that may have gone before him and we’ve had some good ones. That’s exciting for him, he’s got a great attitude and a real good temperament for it, I don’t believe the captaincy is going to weigh heavily on him, and I think he’ll take it with a grain of salt because really he is one of our leaders anyway, he’s been leading this team for a long time on the field so it’s almost a natural progression.  We’ll be keeping you up-to-date with all of the latest news, information and results from the 2016 Trans Tasman series on our website and social media channels, so you won’t miss any of the action: Be sure to use the hashtags #transtasman2016, #oneteam and #teamaustralia across all of our social media platforms and send in your messages of support for the teams on our social media channels.Related LinksTony Trad Interview Facebook: www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustraliaTwitter: www.twitter.com/touchfootyausInstagram: www.instagram.com/touchfootballaustraliaYouTube: www.youtube.com/touchfootballausSnapchat – search for ‘TFAofficial’last_img read more

‘Arsenal making a mistake with magic Ramsey’

first_imgArsenal are making “a mistake” in allowing Aaron Ramsey’s contract to run down, says Jack Collison, with the Gunners preparing to part with one of few players on their books with “magic” qualities.With a previous extension offer having been taken off the table, the Wales international is heading towards free agency.As revealed by Goal, with a medical process underway and terms on the table, Serie A giants Juventus are closing in on Ramsey’s signature. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? A former colleague on national team duty can see why such a switch would appeal to the 28-year-old, but he is bemused as to why Arsenal have put themselves in this situation.Collison told BBC Radio 5 Live: “He’s had a lot of success in England and maybe he feels it’s a new challenge, something that he needs.“It’s fresh, it will be tough out there but Juventus are a good side, they’re going to be challenging for cups, they’re there or thereabouts in the league every season.“It’s a new culture and a new challenge, and probably something that he’s really looking forward to.“Is it a mistake for Arsenal to let him go? Yes, quite simply, yes.Aaron Ramsey Arsenal“You look at their last few games, even against West Ham, they’ve really struggled for that magic man to link the play, to play between the lines, to recognise where the spaces are on the pitch.“He’s not just a person who will play in one position, he’s very bright, very clever and he’s often that man who finds that key pass, will find the goal and especially when they’re struggling and teams will sit back, teams will try and defend, he’s often the man to produce that bit of magic.“Especially now, Arsenal started off so well, it seemed [Unai] Emery could do no wrong but a couple of tough results, a few draws, a few losses here and there, and all of a sudden it’s looking like a totally different prospect at Arsenal.”Since the last international break in November, Ramsey has started just two Premier League games for Arsenal – and he was hauled off at half-time during a 2-2 draw with Manchester United in December.He has been a regular on the bench, but Emery has sought to put his trust in those who will form part of his long-term plans.Ramsey, though, has two goals and six assists to his name this season and may need to play a more prominent role if the Gunners are to force themselves back into the Premier League’s top four.They will get another chance to close on the Champions League spots this weekend as Chelsea, the side sat directly above them in the table, are due to pay a visit to Emirates Stadium on Saturday. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Start-Up Businesses Need Opportunity to Succeed – State Minister

first_imgMinister of State in the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service, Hon. Fayval Williams, says while start-up businesses can be generally risky, it is important that ways be found to give them an opportunity to succeed.Addressing the Caribbean Angel Investor Forum at the Hyatt Ziva Hotel, Montego Bay, recently, Mrs. Williams said that ‘angel investing’ represents an avenue for business ideas to be turned into reality.“I must say that when I first heard the term angel investing some years ago, I was quite curious. Today, it refers to anyone who has invested money into an entrepreneurial company. The research has shown that angel investments have soared in recent years, with a number of individuals opting to look for better returns on their money than they can get from traditional investment vehicles,” she noted.The State Minister said that the notion that angel investing is simply a group of wealthy investors is patently false, as many start-up businesses have been facilitated and given the assistance to make good on their business plans. “These are persons who simply want to assist. They have the experience and want to collaborate with young entrepreneurs who might be having a difficult time getting their businesses going,” Mrs. Williams pointed out.“We know that there are companies that have little or no access to bank financing, let alone the broader capital market. We truly laud the angel investors for making opportunities available to many of these start-ups to achieve their goals,” she said.Mrs. Williams said the business climate in Jamaica has never been better, with the country now poised for a significant take-off. She noted that the Government stands ready to be a facilitator and that the environment has been created to accommodate both local and foreign investments.Angel investors are often retired entrepreneurs or executives, who may be interested in angel investing for reasons that go beyond pure monetary return. These include wanting to keep abreast of current developments in a particular business arena, mentoring another generation of entrepreneurs, and making use of their experience and networks on a less than full-time basis.Thus, in addition to funds, angel investors can often provide valuable management advice and important contacts. Because there are no public exchanges listing their securities, private companies meet angel investors in several ways, including referrals from the investors’ trusted sources and other business contacts; at investor conferences; and at meetings organised by groups of angels where companies pitch directly to investors in face-to-face meetings.last_img read more

Always worried about safety of women in Delhi

first_imgNEW DELHI: The Chief Minister said he is always worried about women safety in Delhi and though Delhi Police does not come under the jurisdiction of the elected Delhi government, but the government is doing all that it can to take effective steps on women safety.Kejriwal said currently the work of installing CCTV cameras in residential areas of Delhi is going on, and residents, particularly women are happy at this work being done. “I would like to appeal to all women of Delhi that get CCTV cameras installed in your localities wherever you want and the government will provide as many cameras as you want. I am told by women that this step is providing a sense of security, therefore the government will leave no stone unturned for the success of this important step,” said Arvind Kejriwal. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderArvind Kejriwal said the people of Delhi had five years ago elected one amongst them as their Chief Minister and this is the biggest strength of this government, and this is only due to the Constitution provided to us by Baba Saheb Ambedkar that a common man can be a Chief Minister. “I don’t come from any political family and I am a common man, that is why I am able to understand your problems and solve them. I know how much a common man has to struggle to run a family, I have seen my parents struggle, I have struggled myself and I know how difficult it is make two ends meet,” Kerjiwal said. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsChief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said the process of installing 1.4 lakh CCTV cameras across all 70 assembly constituencies in Delhi is already underway. Two thousand cameras are being installed in each constituency, he told reporters. “Delhi has become the first city in the world where the government is installing nearly three lakh CCTVs in one go to ensure women safety and to provide a major push to infrastructure,” Kejriwal said. The decision to install 1.4 lakh additional CCTV cameras was taken at a cabinet meeting chaired by the chief minister. The public response about the installation of CCTV cameras has been “overwhelmingly positive”, he said, adding that it is helping local authorities to nab thieves and miscreants.last_img read more

DARK MATTER MISHKA THÉBAUD ON ADRIANS BRIGHT FUTURE

first_imgPhoto by Tim Leyes The TV Junkies: Dark Matter showrunner Joseph Mallozzi said you really made the role of Adrian your own. What was your process in that?Mishka Thébaud: I mean, we all have ideas of our characters when we start off and audition. You want to keep it as close to the audition as possible, so I tried to do that. It was on the first day of set, we were shooting a scene and I didn’t have much to say or do, but it helped shape my character, in a sense, because they gave me an adjustment and I was like, “Yeah, I thought this character was like that, but in this scene I had a different interpretation.” After they gave me that adjustment, something clicked in me and I was able to find this character.READ MORE Dark Matter said farewell, for now, to two of its newest characters, Adrian Maro (played by Mishka Thébaud) and Solara Shockley (played by Ayisha Issa). After enjoying multiple adventures and near-death experiences, in “One Last Card to Play” Adrian decided it was time to leave the Raza, bodyguard in tow, despite the crew’s insistence that Solara could be a valuable member of the team.Adrian and Solara were terrific additions to Dark Matter‘s Season 3, providing a new energy and sense of humor in the midst of a corporate war and conflicts with Zairon. While their time on this season may have been short, they left a lasting impression on Dark Matter fans.The TV Junkies had the opportunity to chat exclusively with Thébaud about inhabiting the role of Adrian, creating chemistry with Issa and Jodelle Ferland, and his thoughts on Adrian’s future on the series. Login/Register With: Facebook Advertisementcenter_img Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more

Fire Prevention Week begins Saturday October 5th 2019 with a kickoff BBQ

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Fire Prevention Week begins Saturday, October 5th, 2019, with a kickoff BBQ at Home Hardware.Fire Prevention Week is an annual event that runs from, October 6th through to the 12th, a campaign to raise awareness around fire safety and prevention by providing education and tools to educate residents of safety measures to keep themselves fire safe. Plan and Practice your escape reminds residents knowing what to do in the event of a fire is essential, by planning what you would do, can save lives.When a fire happens, just a few seconds can mean the difference between safety and tragedy.The city of Fort St. John Fire Department is keeping its FB page current with tips, contests, and apps to inspire children and adults to stay safe.Fire Escape Template; CLICK HERE FB Event page; CLICK HEREFire Department FB page; CLICK HERElast_img read more

I didnt know about the hattrick Curran

first_imgMohali: The youngest to notch up an IPL hat-trick, England and Kings XI Punjab all-rounder Sam Curran said he had “absolutely no idea” that he had taken one during the game against Delhi Capitals here. The left-arm medium pacer’s hat-trick, which was the first of this edition of the IPL, helped Kings XI Punjab script an exciting 14-run win over Delhi Capitals on Monday night. The 20-year-old from Northampton, KXIP’s costliest buy this year with a price tag of Rs 7.20 crore, surpassed Rohit Sharma in becoming the youngest to take an IPL hat-trick. Sharma had achieved the feat as a 22-year-old for Deccan Chargers against Mumbai Indians in 2009. Curran was adjudged the player of the match for snapping four for 11 as Delhi Capitals collapsed from 144/3 to 152 all-out while chasing a target of 167. “I didn’t really know (about the hat-trick),” said Curran. “When we won the game, one of the players came up to me and said ‘you’ve got a hat-trick’. I had absolutely no idea I had taken one,” he elaborated. Son of former Zimbabwe all-rounder the late Kevin Curran and younger brother of another England international player Tom Curran, cricket is indeed a family affair for young sensation. On Tuesday, he was drafted into the match when the in-form Chris Gayle was ruled out due to a back injury. Curran filled in the slot quite well, making a quick-fire 10-ball 20 in the opening position. He struck three fours and a six in his short but exciting stay at the crease. Curran’s hat-trick started in the 18th over when he got rid of Harshal Patel off the last ball of the over. He then dismissed Kagiso Rabada and Sandeep Lamichhane off successive deliveries at the start of the 20th over. “My main focus was obviously that last ball when Rabada came and I knew his strengths and where I could bowl, so I was always aiming for his stumps and his toes,” Curran said. The visitors needed just 23 runs from 21 balls with seven wickets in hand, but Curran turned the match on its head.last_img read more

Fresh influx of Tunisian boat people reaches Italy in past 24 hours

“The outflow from Tunisia is unrelated to the ongoing crisis in Libya,” UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) spokesperson Melissa Fleming told a news briefing in Geneva, referring to the fighting under way between forces loyal to Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Al-Qadhafi and opponents seeking his ouster.“From our interactions with Tunisians arriving in Italy over past weeks, we believe that most are seeking employment and better economic opportunities, rather than international protection.”Departures are taking place from various locations along the Tunisian coastline and UNHCR staff on Lampedusa and are trying to help the Italian authorities deal with the situation. UN staff and partners in Tunisia, the scene of a popular uprising that drove out long-time president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali in January, report that some villages appear largely empty of their young male population, with only women, children and elderly people remaining.“This type of outflow is not atypical of countries in transition, and we are well aware of the many demands on the Tunisian authorities at present,” Ms. Fleming said.“Solutions to this type of flow need to be found in dialogue between the concerned governments, including arrangements for the orderly and dignified return of persons who are found not to be in need of international protection, and the establishment of opportunities for labour migration which can meet the needs of countries on both sides of the Mediterranean.” 15 March 2011Twenty-two boats carrying more than 1,600 persons, nearly all young Tunisian males, have landed on the small Italian island of Lampedusa in the past 24 hours, bringing the number of Tunisians reaching Italy since mid-January to just over 10,000, the United Nations refugee agency reported today. read more

Government says new AG will be appointed after consultations

Gunawardena urged Speaker Karu Jayasuriya to ensure the proper process in followed when the new AG is appointed. (Colombo Gazette) Opposition member Dinesh Gunawardena said that there have been reports the new AG will be appointed through a process which goes against the 19th Amendment to the constitution. The Government today said that a new Attorney General (AG) will be appointed after consultations with all parties including the Bar Association of Sri Lanka.Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said that President Maithripala Sirisena will make recommendations on the appointment of the new AG and then discussions will be held with the Bar Association and others on the nominees for the post. read more

US retail sales fall for a 2nd month as consumers pull back

WASHINGTON – Americans curtailed their shopping in June, with less spending at restaurants, department stores and gasoline stations. The spending pullback came despite a healthy job market and suggests that economic growth could remain sluggish.Retail sales fell 0.2 per cent after declining 0.1 per cent in May, the Commerce Department said Friday. Spending at retailers has grown 2.8 per cent over the past 12 months, a relatively modest pace given that the sales figures aren’t adjusted for inflation.Michael Dolega, a senior economist at TD Bank, called the report “a disappointment as far as the resilience of the consumer is concerned.”The decline reflects in part a transformative shift by consumers toward Amazon and other online retailers. Sales at department stores, once the anchors of shopping malls and the pride of local communities, have dwindled. The rise of online shopping has left more retailers competing on price or striving to offer deeper discounts — factors that can limit overall sales figures.Even former sources of strength in retail, like restaurants and auto dealers, have faced weakening sales in recent months.The spending figures are closely watched because consumers account for roughly 70 per cent of U.S. economic activity. If their spending slows, it can drag down growth across the broader economy.The economy has expanded at a tepid annual pace of roughly 2 per cent since the Great Recession ended eight years ago. President Donald Trump has pledged to elevate that rate above 3 per cent. But it’s doubtful he can do so without a jolt in retail spending that would reflect greater consumer confidence and sustained income gains.Sales slipped 0.6 per cent at restaurants and bars in June. They fell 0.7 per cent at department stores and 1.3 per cent at service stations, likely because of lower gasoline prices.But not all sectors suffered declines in June. Spending improved 0.4 per cent at non-store retailers, a category that includes online outlets. Building materials stores enjoyed a 0.5 per cent increase in sales. Auto dealers and furniture stores also reported slight gains of 0.1 per cent.Despite the slight improvement of sales by auto dealers, overall motor vehicle sales, which can include purchases by rental car companies, fell 3 per cent in June. This Tuesday, May 16, 2017, photo shows a price tag on a pair of shoes for sale at a Marshalls store, in Methuen, Mass. On Friday, July 14, 2017, the Commerce Department releases U.S. retail sales data for June. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola) US retail sales fall for a 2nd month as consumers pull back by Josh Boak, The Associated Press Posted Jul 14, 2017 6:36 am MDT Last Updated Jul 14, 2017 at 11:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

UK new vehicle production – January 2007

Source:Cars Total124,197124,19719,59419,594143,791143,791 Commercial vehicles: -10.2%-10.2%28.6%28.6%-3.9%-3.9% Home29,31329,3138,1758,17537,48837,488 Please also find attached a plant focus for General Motors Manufacturing Luton. Commercial Vehicles  4.3%4.3%7.9%7.9%4.7%4.7% Export94,88494,88411,41911,419106,303106,303 % of total76.4%76.4%58.3%58.3%73.9%73.9% Total vehicles  9.7%9.7%-3.3%-3.3%8.2%8.2% SMMT LtdJan-07YTD 2007Jan-07YTD 2007Jan-07YTD 2007 ‘Despite a fall in the production of heavy trucks, overall we saw a healthy 7.9 per cent rise in total commercial vehicle volumes in January 2007’, said Christopher Macgowan, SMMT chief executive. ‘Vans continue to flex their muscles in the commercial vehicle arena, with a marked increase in units destined for the home market.’ % of total23.6%23.6%41.7%41.7%26.1%26.1%Cars: ‘New car production in the UK rose by 4.3 per cent in January – the first increase since May 2006′, said Christopher Macgowan, SMMT chief executive. ‘We are starting to see a degree of stability develop in production volumes, following major restructuring and new model introductions last year. Growth came from vehicles destined for export, reflecting the continued importance of the British car industry to the global market.’ DownloadClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

Children who risk being put into care will be sent to boarding

first_img“One of the major barriers was that some local authorities wanted to keep the children where they are, which is of course understandable. Some were worried that they wouldn’t fit in or that boarding school wouldn’t be right for them.”The project was first launched in 2014 and originally aimed to recruit 400 vulnerable children for boarding schools. But the DfE and the EEF, which had committed £410,000 and £200,000 respectively, both pulled their funding from the project earlier this year. Harrow School Public schools are launching a new diversity drive that will see children who risk being put into care offered places at Eton College and Harrow School instead. Under the initiative, named The Boarding Schools Partnership, youngsters from some of the most vulnerable families will enroll at some of Britain’s top boarding schools.More than 80 councils have signed up to the scheme which will be launched on Tuesday by the schools minister Lord Nash and Lord Adonis, a former Labour education minister.Harrow, Rugby, Benenden and Eton are among the schools taking part. Colin Morrison, chair of the Boarding Schools Partnership, said the school fees, typically ranging from £25,000-£39,000 a year, will be covered by their local councils. “In foster care you feel abandoned,” he told The Sunday Times. “Eton is a place where people have got a community and support behind them. It makes a massive change to people’s lives. I was underprivileged but I have my mum and my family. In foster care, children have no one.”In the past, similar schemes have previously failed to get off the ground. Earlier this year, a multi-million pound Government backed project to give disadvantaged children free places at top boarding schools was  axed because social workers have “low aspirations” and are failing make referrals.Under the scheme, children deemed at risk of “poor social and emotional outcomes” due to family difficulties would be sent to prestigious boarding schools.The project, which was funded by the Department for Education (DfE) and the Education Endowment Fund (EEF) was intended to save public money in the long-run by avoiding the costs of expensive local authority care. 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. Harrow School is among those participatingCredit:Alamy  However Buttle UK, the charity leading the project, said it was unable to proceed because local authorities were not willing to refer children.Sir Kevan Collins, chief executive of the Education Endowment Foundation, said that recruiting children for the programme was “incredibly challenging”.  “It was a real struggle to recruit enough young people to make even a smaller pilot trial statistically secure,” he said at the time.  This is far less expensive than keeping a child in care, which costs at least £100,000 a year, but does not include the cost of care for children during school holidays.”It will be expensive but if it keeps children from having to go into care, it will be worth it”, Mr Morrison told The Sunday Times.Currently, only about 100 children go to private boarding schools paid for by councils, but Mr Morrison hopes that the scheme will help boost this number to about 1,000 a year within five years. Shean Shrigley, 19, who lives on a council estate in Blacon, Chester, with his mother, a cleaner, and three younger sisters, graduated from Eton College under a similar scheme for disadvantaged youngsters. He said he believed that vulnerable children would do far better in schools like Eton than in care.last_img read more

Business class passenger on BA flight racially abused flight attendant because he

A business class passenger allegedly racially abused a flight attendant on board a British Airways flight, demanding that he be served by a “white girl,” a court has heard.Peter Nelson, 46, became irate after being woken up by Sima Patel-Pryke while flying business class on a 11-and-a-half hour BA flight from Heathrow to Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, jurors were told.The “red-faced” married dad-of-three allegedly said: “You Asians think you are better than us, I don’t want to be served by you lot, I’ve paid your wages for the last 20 years.”Isleworth Crown Court heard Nelson, who lives in a £1.15 million five-bed detached house in Ascot, Berks, reduced the flight attendantto tears after he “shouted very loudly” at her and another cabin crew member, Sam Buchanan, in the jet’s galley.Nelson, who has been an external consultant for GlaxoSmithKline pharmaceutical company in the UK for nearly 20 years, allegedly “targeted” Ms Patel-Pryke before he was threatened with arrest.Cabin crew got a restraining kit ready to use on him, the jury was told. 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. Citing Mr Buchanan’s evidence, he said: “Nelson subsequently demanded services in the future only from the white member of the new.”He accused the defendant of shouting very loudly to add to the menace that he was exuding. All deliberate say the crown. That was when the white girl reference was allegedly made.”Mr Tanney added: “It’s no trifling complaint that one has misbehaved on an aeroplane at 3,000ft to the extent that a restraining kit has been made ready.”Mr Tanney said Nelson’s claims that he never used “racist language” were a “conspiracy theory”.Lauren Sales, defending, said: “Mr Nelson accepts he was tired, petulant, churlish.”He said, ‘He didn’t want that one serving him, he wanted another one’ – maybe words that you and I might not use to speak to cabin crew, but certainly not racist.”The prosecution put it to Mr Nelson, ‘oh, you were drunk – that’s why you acted in this way,’ but we know not a single one of the prosecution witnesses said Mr Nelson was slurring. They did say he had the boozy breath.”It wasn’t white one, it was as Mr Nelson explained, he only wanted to be served by ‘her’.” Nelson denies one count of racially aggravated abuse on the flight on June 2 last year.The trial continues. He was flying from the UK to Brazil Credit:SWNS He was flying from the UK to Brazil  Michael Tanney, prosecuting, said: “It’s no mere mischief to say he bullied and ranted and shouted.”At one point, after a sustained targeting of her, she begins to back away in fright and became tearful.” read more

Aquila gets NPDES permit for Back Forty goldzinc in the State of

first_imgAquila Resources has received the third of four necessary permits from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) for its zinc- and gold-rich Back Forty project. The National Pollutant Discharge Elimination Permit (NPDES Permit) was issued by the MDEQ on April 5, 2017, following a comprehensive public commentary period that ended on November 3, 2016 including a review by the federal Environmental Protection Agency completed on February 24, 2017.“Aquila is very proud of this milestone achievement given that the NPDES permit satisfies both State and Federal regulators as it pertains to protecting the Menominee River and surrounding watershed,” said Barry Hildred, CEO of Aquila Resources. “We will continue our efforts with the State of Michigan and local communities to demonstrate our commitment to environmental responsibility and sustainable resource development that benefits all stakeholders.”The NPDES permit regulates the effluent limitations and monitoring requirements of water discharged to the Menominee River during mine operation. The review process and permit decisions were completed in compliance with the provisions of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, Part 31, Water Resources Protection, of the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act, Part 41, Sewerage Systems.Aquila received its Mining Permit and Air Use permit on December 28, 2016 and is currently working with the MDEQ to finalize the Wetlands Protection Permit expected later this year.Aquila Resourcesis a development-stage company with strategic assets in the Great Lakes Region. The company’s experienced management team is currently focused on advancing permitting activities for its 100%-owned gold- and zinc-rich Back Forty project in Michigan. This is a volcanogenic massive sulphide (VMS) deposit located along the mineral-rich Penokean Volcanic Belt in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. In its updated PEA filed in September 2014, Back Forty demonstrated strong economics with a pre-tax NPV of $282 million ($210.8 million after-tax) and a pre-tax IRR of 38.8% (32% after-tax) based on mining 16.1 Mt of Measured, Indicated, and Inferred Resources over the 16-year life of mine, of which 12.5 Mt will be open-pit and 3.6 Mt will be underground.last_img read more

Speed up growth plan Venizelos insists

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Pasok leader Evangelos Venizelos has written to the European Commission, urging it to speed up a programme aimed at providing some relief to the recession-plagued economy.Venizelos, who resigned as finance minister last month, wrote to EU Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso on Monday to request a more targeted implementation of the growth programme, that would relax national contributions for EU-funded projects.He listed the priorities as major public works ventures like motorways and other infrastructure development, schemes to boost youth employment, and small business support.“We await the response of the European Commission with the expectation of a positive outcome,” Venizelos wrote.He sent the letter after new figures revealed that 1,000 Greeks were losing their jobs a day last year, prompting the unemployment rate to surge to 21.8 percent in January.EU countries are also keen to see current coalition backers Pasok and New Democracy make a strong showing in the May 6 general election, faced with a growing anti-bailout backlash in Greek politics.New Democracy criticised the letter, saying that Venizelos was late in remembering the need for growth and social cohesion.Party spokesman Yiannis Michelakis said Venizelos was only bringing this up because of the looming elections and said he was finally coming around to the position advocated by ND leader Antonis Samaras. Source: Athens News/gw, AMNAlast_img read more

Le tsunami dans le Pacifique a tué des milliers doiseaux marins sur

first_imgLe tsunami dans le Pacifique a tué des milliers d’oiseaux marins sur un atollVendredi 11 mars, 4 heures après le terrible séisme survenu au large du Japon, le tsunami a balayé l’archipel de Midway, en plein Pacifique, au large d’Hawaï, entraînant la mort de milliers d’oiseaux marins, surpris par le déluge.Les ornithologues des Refuges nationaux pour la vie sauvage d’Hawaï et des îles du Pacifique ont constaté les dégâts infligés par le passage du tsunami de vendredi aux colonies d’oiseaux de mer de l’archipel de Midway, des îles basses situées à 2.000 kilomètres au nord-ouest d’Honolulu. Deux espèces sont principalement concernées.À lire aussiL’effrayante attaque d’un crabe de cocotier sur un oiseauAu moins 1.000 albatros de Laysan (Phoebastria immutabilis) adultes et subadultes, ainsi que des milliers de poussins, se sont noyés ou ont été ensevelis sous des débris. L’espèce n’est toutefois pas en danger, puisqu’un million de ces oiseaux vit sur ce site protégé, le Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge. Mais l’on observera probablement une certaine baisse de la population de reproducteurs dans les trois années à venir.Plus difficile à évaluer est la mortalité chez le pétrel des Bonin (Pterodroma hypoleuca), qui niche dans des abris sous-terrain, mais les spécialistes l’estiment  à plusieurs milliers d’individus. Heureusement, de mœurs nocturnes, ces oiseaux devaient, pour la plupart, être en vol pour pêcher au moment du cataclysme, un peu avant l’aube. Le 17 mars 2011 à 13:29 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Medical checks ordered after 2nd detained child migrant dies

first_imgHOUSTON — U.S. immigration authorities said Wednesday that they have done new medical checks on nearly every child in Border Patrol custody after the death of a second youngster in the agency’s care in the span of less than three weeks.Authorities did not disclose the results of the examinations.An 8-year-old boy, identified by Guatemalan authorities as Felipe Gómez Alonzo, died on Christmas Eve just before midnight. He had been in the custody of U.S. Customs and Border Protection with his father, Agustin Gomez, since Dec. 18.CBP said in a statement that an agent first noticed the boy had a cough and “glossy eyes” at about 9 a.m. Monday. He was hospitalized twice that day before dying, the agency said. The cause of death was under investigation.Officials at the Department of Homeland Security told reporters Wednesday that almost all checks ordered in reaction to the boy’s death had been completed. Some children detained in more remote areas were re-screened by emergency medical technicians or Border Patrol agents, officials said. In other places, some children were taken to medical facilities.DHS wouldn’t say how many children are in Border Patrol custody.The agency also wouldn’t say why Felipe and his father were detained for almost a week, an unusually long time, or why they were placed back in detention — at a Border Patrol highway checkpoint — after being released from the hospital.last_img read more