Nabbout stunner earns Jets a point

first_imgWestern Sydney Wanderers v Newcastle Jets Western Sydney Wanderers 2 Newcastle Jets 2: Nabbout stunner earns point Tom Webber 19:57 2/16/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments() AndrewNabbout - cropped Getty Images Western Sydney Wanderers v Newcastle Jets Newcastle Jets Western Sydney Wanderers A-League Andrew Nabbout scored a stunning equaliser but Newcastle Jets had to settle for a point against Western Sydney Wanderers. Newcastle Jets missed a chance to further consolidate second place in the A-League despite Andrew Nabbout scoring a stunner in a 2-2 draw against Western Sydney Wanderers that included multiple key VAR uses.Nabbout’s fine finish into the top-left corner earned the Jets a share of the spoils against the Wanderers – who were awarded a second penalty of the match following a controversial handball decision – but only extended their advantage over third-placed Melbourne City to five points, while leaders Sydney FC now hold an 11-point advantage.AdChoices广告Western Sydney had what they thought was the opener chalked off when Chris Ikonomidis was adjudged offside following a video review, but Nikolai Topor-Stanley’s block on Marcelo Carrusca enabled Oriol Riera to slot home from the spot three minutes later. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player After Nigel Boogaard saw his header come back off the bar, Dimitri Petratos got Newcastle level with a lovely strike into the top-right corner in the 48th minute.Referee Peter Green awarded a second spot-kick when he deemed Topor-Stanley handled a ricochet in the area and, after checking footage of the incident, upheld the decision and Riera converted his second of the match from 12 yards.It took just 80 seconds for the Jets to restore parity, though. Nabbout dribbled in from the right and curled a marvellous effort with the outside of his right foot inside the far post.It looked like Jason Hoffman had found Newcastle a winner three minutes later, but the goal was ruled out for a foul on Vedran Janjetovic, who pushed the ball inside his own net under pressure from the right-back.We share the points after an enthralling second stanza! #WSWvNEW pic.twitter.com/trCdZ4Mph3— NEWCASTLE JETS FC (@NewcastleJetsFC) February 16, 2018last_img read more

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Photo: Fans Are Laughing At This Message At The National Title Game Stadium

first_imgalabama quarterback tua tagovailoa talks in the huddleMIAMI, FL – DECEMBER 29: Tua Tagovailoa #13 of the Alabama Crimson Tide takes a knee to end the College Football Playoff Semifinal against the Oklahoma Sooners at the Capital One Orange Bowl at Hard Rock Stadium on December 29, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)The College Football Playoff’s national title game is set to kick off in a little more than two hours.No. 1 Alabama and No. 2 Clemson will kick off shortly after 8 p.m. E.T. at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California.Fans are starting to make their way into the stadium and Levi’s Stadium has some “fun facts” running on the big board to entertain them as they wait for kickoff.One of them is going viral on social media.”Eligible” pic.twitter.com/jSUUg6U8bQ— RedditCFB (@RedditCFB) January 7, 2019Of course, fans are poking fun at the idea that 10 conferences are actually “eligible” for the College Football Playoff.No non-Power 5 team (that isn’t Notre Dame) has made the College Football Playoff.UCF has missed out on the College Football Playoff despite going undefeated in the regular season the past two years.Too soon— UCF Football (@UCF_Football) January 7, 2019The national title game, meanwhile, is set to kick off at 8 p.m. E.T.The game will be televised on ESPN.last_img read more

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Alabama vs. Duke: Kickoff Time, TV Channel Announced

first_img Kickoff is set for 3:30 p.m. ET from Mercedes-Benz Stadium.ABC will broadcast the action between Alabama and Duke.🚨 #CFAKickoff ANNOUNCEMENT 🚨Gametime ⬇📅: Saturday, Aug. 31🏟: @MBStadium ⌚: 3:30 p.m. ET📺: @ABCNetwork🎟» https://t.co/upaqACuazo pic.twitter.com/XOqPyjihDn— #CFAPeachBowl (@CFAPeachBowl) May 30, 2019Alabama will most likely be heavy favorites heading into this matchup. It’ll be one of four non-conference games on its schedule for the 2019 season.Nick Saban and his team will be looking for revenge, following the disappointing loss to Clemson in the national championship.Alabama’s next two game times and channels have also been announced. Via TideSports.com:Sept. 7 vs. New Mexico State – 4 p.m. ET (SEC Network)Sept. 14 at South Carolina – 3:30 p.m. ET (CBS)Perhaps a statement victory over Duke in the season opener will send a message to the rest of college football.Do you think the Crimson Tide will roll past the Blue Devils? Nick Saban pacing on the Alabama sideline.ATLANTA, GA – JANUARY 08: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide reacts to a play during the second half against the Georgia Bulldogs in the CFP National Championship presented by AT&T at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on January 8, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)After finishing last season on the worst note possible, the Alabama Crimson Tide will enter next season with more than enough motivation. With Tua Tagovailoa leading the team for his junior season, it’s wise to expect another strong year in Tuscaloosa.The Crimson Tide will begin their new season with a showdown against the Duke Blue Devils. It will take place at a neutral site.Duke ended its 8-5 season with a blowout victory over Temple in the Independence Bowl. However, the Blue Devils no longer have Daniel Jones under center to anchor the offense.While the actual game won’t take place until August 31, the official kickoff time was just released this afternoon.last_img read more

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After Virat Kohli, India football captain Sunil Chhetri turns vegan

first_imgAfter Virat Kohli, India football captain Sunil Chhetri turns veganIndia’s record goalscorer Sunil Chhetri has now turned vegan in the hope to get fitter just like Virat Kohli.advertisement Press Trust of India KolkataOctober 12, 2019UPDATED: October 12, 2019 17:33 IST India football captain Sunil Chhetri ìn action (File Photo: IANS)HIGHLIGHTSSunil Chhetri said his awareness came during a stint with Sporting Lisbon in 2013Chhetri said he is more aware of what goes insideYou need to understand what works best for your own body, India football captainIndia football captain Sunil Chhetri has joined his cricket counterpart Virat Kohli in turning a vegan, saying giving up meat and dairy products has helped him staying fitter.”I have become vegan — I don’t take dairy or meat. It has helped me a lot in terms of recovery and digestion,” the Indian who has scored a record 72 international goals told AIFF in an interview.Last year, Kohli had adopted a plant-based diet and Chhetri said his awareness came during a stint with Sporting Lisbon in 2013.”When I was in Kansas in the US, there was a slight change (in diet) but as I said as I was young, I didn’t go deep into it. I followed it but not religiously. Then when I went to Sporting Lisbon, I saw that it’s common in Europe about what they eat. It was there that I became stricter,” he recalled.Chhetri further said he gave up sweets for about two and half years and acknowledged the support of his wife Sonam, who is a non-vegetarian.”I have indulged (in sweets) only on two momentous occasions — the first time I gave in was after Bengaluru FC won the Indian Super League and the next time I had a bite was after we drew our away match with Qatar,” he said.”You need to understand what works best for your own body. In fact, there have been occasions when people put slices of cake in my mouth. But I never gulped (smiles),” he said.advertisementOn how he maintains balance at home, Chhetri said, “She (Sonam) is not a vegan, and every now and then, she enjoys her prawns, and fish curries too. I am so much in peace that I did get married to her. The support from home has stayed the bedrock.”The 35-year-old Indian said he is more aware of what goes inside.”When I was 25 and I was told to eat 6 pieces of potato every day, someday it would be 8, someday it would be 10. Not that it’s going to make a big difference. But now when I am told by my nutritionist that you get to eat 6 pieces a day, it’s 6. Done!,” he said.”These things really help you when you grow older because by now you have understood what works for you, and it’s easier to be more disciplined. That is where probably when people who are 30 plus do well.”Chhetri said his teammates have also become more aware of the diet now.”The most significant change I have witnessed in the national team is the diet. The current crop of boys knows what to eat, how much to eat, and when to eat,” he said ahead of their Tuesday’s group E World Cup qualifier against Bangladesh.”They understand what is beneficial for them, and most importantly they stick to it. And it doesn’t end with the national team. It is percolating down to the Clubs, and age group players as well,” he concluded.Also Read | Euro 2020 Qualifiers: Czech Republic stun England, Portugal and France winAlso see:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byNitin Kumar Tags :Follow Virat KohliFollow Sunil Chhetri Nextlast_img read more

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Kris HoldenReid joins cast of Vikings

first_img Facebook Login/Register With: Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement The actor who became a fan favourite playing a centuries-old, supernatural creature on Canadian series Lost Girl is joining the cast of Vikings.Kris Holden-Ried, Dyson on Lost Girl, has been cast in the recurring role of Viking warrior Eyvind in the History series’ fifth season, to air in 2017. Twitterlast_img

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Canadian doc Rumble exposes unheralded influence of Native American musicians

first_imgAdvertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment The song kicks off the documentary “Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked The World,” from Montreal-based filmmakers Catherine Bainbridge and Alfonso Maiorana, which has its world premiere Sunday in competition at the Sundance Film Festival and will air on The Movie Network later this year. “That’s the secret sauce, this hidden gem of a story,” Bainbridge said of how “these incredible icons” inspired so many famous performers seen in the documentary. Many of them agreed to appear in “Rumble” because of their friendship with the film’s executive producer, guitarist Stevie Salas. “Where in this day and age can you find things that are hidden?” said Bainbridge, whose award-winning documentary “Reel Injun” explored the portrayal of Native Americans in movies and on TV. Having seen “Reel Injun,” Salas approached Rezolution Pictures — which was founded by Bainbridge and her husband Ernest Webb — about using the Smithsonian exhibit as an inspiration for a documentary. Through archival footage and powerful performances, indigenous artists are acknowledged as influences by more than three dozen marquee performers, including crooner Tony Bennett, funk father George Clinton, Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash and proto-punk legend Iggy Pop. The documentary explores the often-unheralded contributions of Native Americans in shaping popular song. Wray was a Shawnee Native American but few people were aware of his background. Like him, many of the musicians profiled in “Rumble” either kept their heritage secret or downplayed it, fearing racist backlash. Advertisement Whether the musicians in “Rumble” talked about their backgrounds or not, their heritage influenced the work, including 1920s Delta bluesman Charley Patton, “Queen of Swing” Mildred Bailey, rock legend Jimi Hendrix and guitarist Jesse Ed Davis, who worked with blues musician Taj Mahal, John Lennon and the Rolling Stones. Salas said he had no idea there were so many Native musicians until he was interviewed by Canadian writer Brian Wright-McLeod for his 2004 book “The Encyclopedia of Native Music.” Facebook “It was a learning experience for many,” Salas said. “When I was a kid, my first band was (playing with) Rod Stewart, just out of high school. I didn’t look like everybody else. I’m an Apache Indian. I was looking around, how come there’s no Indians playing rock ‘n’ roll?” “I knew nothing about Link Wray and the influence that he had,” said Bainbridge. “Musicians know these people and how influential they are. It’s time other people knew.” They were the power chords that sparked a musical revolution: three growling, fuzzy blasts that made Link Wray’s 1958 banned-by-radio instrumental “Rumble” a rule-breaking inspiration for rock guitarists who followed. Salas teamed with Tim Johnson (also an executive producer on “Rumble”) to create “Up Where We Belong: Native Musicians in Popular Culture,” an exhibit for the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian. It was named for the 1982 hit song co-written by Canadian singer-songwriter Buffy Sainte-Marie, who also appears in “Rumble.” Twitter Login/Register With: Guitarist and songwriter Robbie Robertson of the Band shares childhood memories of time he spent on the Brantford, Ont.-area Six Nations of the Grand River reserve with his mother’s family. He was advised: “Be proud you are Indian; but be careful who you tell.” Advertisementlast_img read more

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2012 Saskatchewan First Nations Winter Games wrap up in Saskatoon

first_imgAPTN National NewsThe 2012 Saskatchewan First Nations Winter Games have come to a close, and organizers are calling this year’s edition an “outstanding event”.Over 3,500 student athletes from across the province participated in six different sports, and the city of Saskatoon saw an economic spike in the neighbourhood of $6 million.And as APTN National News reporter Delaney Windigo says, for many of the athletes, it’s about the love of the game.last_img

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Steelhead LNG awards FEED contract for floating LNG terminal hulls to Hyundai

first_imgEach hull is expected to measure 340 metres in length, 60 metres in width, and feature five individual tanks that provide approximately 280,000 cubic metres of liquified natural gas storage.“This agreement with Hyundai Heavy Industries for two At-Shore LNGTM hulls again demonstrates the technological innovation and creative solutions that we are developing as part of the Kwispaa LNG Project to offer Asia-Pacific buyers with cleaner and competitively priced LNG from Canada,” said Steelhead LNG CEO Nigel Kuzemko. “Our goal is to help meet the world’s rising demand for LNG and reduce worldwide greenhouse gas emissions. At the same time, with our co-management partners, Huu-ay-aht First Nations, we are committed to working with all levels of government to realize the tremendous potential benefits the Kwispaa LNG Project can provide to local communities, British Columbia, and Canada.”The awarding of the contract is the start of the process leading to the construction of two At-Shore LNG™ hulls at a total price of US$500 million.“As a global leader in the shipbuilding industry, we are tremendously pleased to be partnering with Steelhead LNG for the design of the At-Shore LNGTM hulls for the Kwispaa LNG Project,” stated Hyundai Heavy Industries. “This agreement is a reflection of our world-leading technical and manufacturing capabilities, and we look forward to proceeding into FEED for this important project.” BARCELONA, SPAIN – Steelhead LNG announced today that it has signed a contract with Hyundai Heavy Industries for the Front-End Engineering and Design of two At-Shore LNG™ hulls for its proposed Kwispaa LNG Project.Kwispaa LNG is a proposed LNG export facility located at Sarita Bay on the west coast of Vancouver Island. With a Final Investment Decision anticipated in 2020, the first phase of the project is expected to be operational in 2024.On Wednesday, representatives from Steelhead LNG, the Huu-ay-aht First Nations, and Hyundai Heavy Industries’ Shipbuilding Division formalized the contract for the design of the two At-Shore LNG™ hulls at the Gastech Conference in Barcelona.last_img read more

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UN agency calls on Arabs to help Palestinian brethren uprooted in Lebanese

8 October 2008The United Nations agency entrusted with assisting Palestinian refugees issued an urgent appeal today for Arab funds for emergency aid for 30,000 people whose homes were destroyed by fighting last year in northern Lebanon, noting that so far only the United States has come forward with a firm pledge. Last month, the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) appealed for $43 million for temporary services such as emergency food rations and shelter for the refugees from the Nahr el Bared Camp. So far only the US has pledged $4.3 million, while a few European donors have indicated a willingness to pledge, the agency said, noting that no donations have been forthcoming from Arab donors. UNRWA Commissioner-General Karen AbuZayd called on “Arab donors to help UNRWA respond adequately to the humanitarian needs of these refugees who have endured more than their fair share of misery and displacement.” The agency’s officials have said that if funds do not come in soon, essential emergency programmes will be severely reduced, since $2.5 million is needed every month for basic emergency aid. “Unless we receive additional contributions by the end of the year, services to refugees will suffer. We must not allow that to happen,” Ms. AbuZayd said in Vienna at the signing of an agreement between UNRWA and the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID), worth $5 million, for building eight new schools to replace those destroyed by the fighting in Nahr el Bared. OFID has contributed $7 million to UNRWA projects since 2004 and today is the single largest supporter of the agency’s microfinance programmes which give refugees an escape from the poverty trap and offer financial self-sufficiency. “This is a cooperative enterprise for which UNRWA is grateful and in which we can all take pride,” she said. She noted that OFID was among the first donors to respond to a joint appeal by UNRWA and the Lebanese Government for $445 million for rebuilding Nahr el Bared, the largest project in the agency’s nearly 60-year history. Of the $57.8 million pledged so far, 91 per cent came from Western governments. “I hope I will soon learn of Arab government pledges, widely anticipated – and essential – if this project is to go ahead as planned,” she said. Overall, she said her organization was facing a shortfall of $80 million from its regular budget, in part because of the rising cost of fuel which had hit UNRWA hard. She appealed to OPEC countries to help cover $4 million of fuel costs for UNRWA operations for 12 months in the occupied Palestinian territory, pointing out that the agency helps local municipalities in Gaza with fuel supplies for garbage disposal to prevent epidemics from breaking out. read more

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Australia issues travel advice to tourists visiting Sri Lanka after floods

Australia has issued a new travel advice to tourists visiting Sri Lanka after the recent floods and landslides.Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishopa said that Australia’s thoughts are with the Sri Lankan people after heavy rainfall in recent days caused widespread flooding and landslides, loss of life and damage to homes. Australia’s travel advice for Sri Lanka has been updated and any Australians travelling to Sri Lanka have also been told to ensure they are registered on smartraveller.gov.au and monitor travel advice to the region. (Colombo Gazette) She said the Australian Government stands ready to provide any assistance that Sri Lanka may require in responding to the disaster. The Foreign Minister also said that any Australians intending to remain in or visit the region should heed the advice of local authorities and stay informed of local conditions. read more

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Government insists it will not agree to close SAITM

He said that if the university students continue to protest it is only they who will stand to lose. “It is clear like the sun and the moon that we will not shut down SAITM,” he said. The Government insisted it will not agree to demands to close the SAITM private campus in Malabe.High Education Minister Lakshman Kiriella told reporters in Kandy that the students who have been protesting against SAITM must return to their classes. The Minister said that the issue related to SAITM is now before court and the Government will respect the final court ruling and act accordingly. (Colombo Gazette)

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UK Minister for Asia and the Pacific to visit the North

UK Minister for Asia and the Pacific Mark Field is to visit Sri Lanka to discuss reconciliation, demining and the illegal wildlife trade.The visit to Colombo and Jaffna on the 5th and 6th October is Field’s first official visit to Sri Lanka since becoming Foreign Office Minister for Asia and the Pacific. “The UK and Sri Lanka are long-standing friends, and we are committed to supporting Sri Lanka achieve its commitments on reconciliation and human rights. I welcome the Sri Lankan Government’s commitment to reconciliation and strengthening democracy. I am looking forward to talking with the Government and affected communities about the additional steps that are needed to deliver long-term peace and stability for all Sri Lankans,” Field said. During his two-day visit he will meet Minister of Foreign Affairs Tilak Marapana, Minister of Finance and Media Mangala Samaraweera, Leader of the Opposition R. Sampanthan, Speaker of Parliament Karu Jayasuriya and Governor of the Northern Province Reginald Cooray, the British High Commission in Colombo said. In Colombo he will meet with families affected by enforced disappearances from both the North and South of the country, and hear of their concerns and their hopes for the Office of Missing Persons.He will also meet UK and Sri Lankan education institutions at the British Council to discuss education, and the UK’s world-leading role in transnational learning. In Northern Sri Lanka, the Minister will visit a UK-funded demining operation and meet families living on land cleared of mines. He will speak with British demining charity The Halo Trust and hear how UK support for demining has enabled displaced families to return home. He will also visit the British Council teaching centre in Jaffna where he will talk with young people about their aspirations for the future and the importance of education.“Having hosted the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in 2013, Sri Lanka is an ob-vious partner in defining and driving a shared vision of the Commonwealth, to ensure it is fitted to deliver for all its member states into the future. The UK will host an ambitious and dynamic Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting 2018, with the purpose of ensuring that the Commonwealth remains on a path that is relevant for the 21st century,” the Minister said. (Colombo Gazette) read more

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International bank regulators agree on rules to ensure banks have enough cash

BERLIN – International banking regulators agreed Sunday on global rules meant to ensure banks keep enough cash in hand to survive future market crises, and gave banks until 2019 to comply fully.The rules will require banks in future to hold enough cash, and assets such as equities, corporate and government bonds that can easily be sold, to tide them over during an acute 30-day crisis.The body that oversees the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision, which sets international rules, said Sunday that they will have to hold 60 per cent of that amount when the rules start being phased in on Jan. 1, 2015; that will increase by 10 percentage points every year until the standards take full effect at the beginning of 2019.The oversight body’s head, Bank of England governor Mervyn King, said after regulators met in Basel, Switzerland, that the timeframe ensures the new standards “will in no way hinder the ability of the global banking system to finance the recovery.” The hope is that it will prevent lenders from becoming over-reliant in future on help from central banks, which have stepped in over recent years to keep the financial system flush with cash.King said that “the vast majority” of the world’s biggest banks “already hold liquid assets well above the minimum required by this standard.”The rules are part of wider efforts to prevent another shock to the financial system like that prompted by Lehman Brothers’ 2008 collapse, which led to taxpayer-funded bailouts of banks in the U.S. and Europe.They are part of the so-called Basel III package of reforms. That package will require lenders to increase their highest-quality capital — such as equity and cash reserves — gradually from 2 per cent of the risky assets they hold to 7 per cent by 2019. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Associated Press Posted Jan 6, 2013 3:58 pm MDT International bank regulators agree on rules to ensure banks have enough cash in market crises read more

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Linamar reports firstquarter profit of 484M up from 384M a year ago

Linamar reports first-quarter profit of $48.4M, up from $38.4M a year ago AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Canadian Press Posted May 8, 2013 4:48 pm MDT GUELPH, Ont. – Linamar Corp. (TSX:LNR) said Wednesday it earned $48.4 million in its first quarter, up from $38.4 million a year ago, helped by improved margins.The auto parts maker said the profit amounted to 75 cents per share for the quarter ended March 31, up from 61 cents per share a year ago.Sales were $846.6 million, up from $839.8 million.Linamar chief executive Linda Hasenfratz said the results were a new record for the company.“Launches are performing extremely well, our launch book continues to grow and a strong focus on efficiency and productivity is driving fantastic margin improvement,” Hasenfratz said in a statement.“Despite a reasonably flat outlook for global markets our outlook remains extremely positive for double digit earnings growth in 2013.”The improved earnings came as the company’s powertrain business reported an operating profit of $57.5 million, up from $51 million a year ago.Linamar’s industrial business earned an operating profit of $14.2 million, up from $6.5 million in the first quarter of 2012.Linamar makes modules and systems for engines, transmissions and driveline systems for the automotive industry as well as components for other industrial customers, including the wind energy industry. read more

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ABC wins week with NBA Finals but wishes series had lasted longer

by David Bauder, The Associated Press Posted Jun 17, 2014 11:36 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email ABC wins week with NBA Finals, but wishes series had lasted longer than 5 games NEW YORK, N.Y. – The San Antonio Spurs are happy it took only five games to beat the Miami Heat in the NBA Finals, but the same can’t be said for ABC.The series averaged 15.5 million viewers, topped by the 18 million who watched the Spurs’ clinching game on Sunday, the Nielsen Co. said.Overall, the series was down from the 17.7 million average for the 2013 series between the two teams. But last year’s series went to the seven-game limit, with a memorable comeback from Miami in the sixth game. This year’s five-game series averaged slightly higher than last year’s series did through five games, Nielsen said.The fifth and deciding game of the NHL Stanley Cup Finals, shown Friday on NBC, had just over 6 million viewers.It was a good week in prime time for news programming, with five of the 21 most-watched shows produced by the major network news divisions. By a narrow margin, Diane Sawyer’s interview with Hillary Rodham Clinton on ABC beat a “Dateline NBC” remembrance of O.J. Simpson’s car chase.Basketball led ABC to an easy victory in prime time, where it averaged 7.8 million viewers last week. NBC had 5.1 million, CBS had 5 million, Univision had 3 million, Fox had 2.8 million, Telemundo had 1.4 million, ION Television had 1.1 million and the CW had 950,000.USA was the week’s most popular cable network, averaging 2 million viewers in prime time. The Disney Channel had 1.81 million, History had 1.77 million, Fox News Channel had 1.67 million and TNT had 1.62 million.NBC’s “Nightly News” topped the evening newscasts with an average of 8.4 million viewers. ABC’s “World News” was second with 7.3 million and the “CBS Evening News” had 6 million viewers.For the week of June 9-15, the top 10 shows, their networks and viewerships: NBA Finals: Miami vs. San Antonio, Game 5, ABC, 18 million; NBA Finals: San Antonio vs. Miami, Game 4, ABC, 14.96 million; NBA Finals: San Antonio vs. Miami, Game 3, ABC, 14.78 million; “America’s Got Talent” (Tuesday), NBC, 11.54 million; “The Big Bang Theory,” CBS, 8.37 million; “NCIS,” CBS, 8.07 million; “60 Minutes,” CBS, 7.45 million; “Game of Thrones,” HBO, 7.09 million; “Night Shift,” NBC, 6.7 million; “NCIS: Los Angeles,” CBS, 6.58 million.___ABC is owned by The Walt Disney Co. CBS is owned by CBS Corp. CW is a joint venture of Warner Bros. Entertainment and CBS Corp. Fox is owned by 21st Century Fox. NBC and Telemundo are owned by Comcast Corp. ION Television is owned by ION Media Networks. HBO is owned by Time Warner.___Online:http://www.nielsen.com read more

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Baseball Ohio State returns home to face Cincinnati

Ohio State redshirt senior pitcher Thomas Waning (14) prepares to throw a pitch during the game against Hawaii on March 23. Ohio State won 7-5. Credit: Casey Cascaldo | Photo EditorThe Ohio State baseball team will return to Bill Davis Stadium, the place where the Buckeyes have won seven of nine games in 2019, after beginning its Big Ten season against Rutgers on the road. On Wednesday, Cincinnati (10-16, 3-3 American Athletic) will take its struggling offense up against an Ohio State (16-12, 2-1 Big Ten) pitching staff that has been in a groove. The Bearcats are coming off a series loss to Tulane at home, in which Cincinnati was outscored 33-12 throughout the three-game series. Averaging 3.96 runs per game, the Bearcats have had trouble keeping up with opponents. The low run average can partially be explained by the team’s low batting average. Cincinnati has hit .227 as a team, with only one player hitting above .265. Cincinnati junior shortstop Joey Bellini leads the team with a .292 batting average. Bellini has started 17 games for the Bearcats, and is tied for sixth on the team with seven RBI. Cincinnati does not have the power to make up for its insufficient hitting. With only 11 home runs on the season, the Bearcats struggle to tally runs in quick fashion. The Bearcats do excel, however, in their ability to steal bases. With 48 stolen bags on the season, the Bearcats rank in the top 50 in the nation. Cincinnati redshirt junior center fielder Jeremy Johnson and junior second baseman Jace Mercer have combined for 25 stolen bases. Mercer also leads the team with 21 walks on the year. The Buckeyes have caught only seven of the 30 baserunners that have attempted stealing this season. Junior pitcher Jake Vance will likely receive the start Wednesday. Vance has allowed four steals on the season, the most of any Ohio State starter. Ohio State sophomore catcher Dillon Dingler has the arm to keep the Bearcats honest. The co-captain has thrown out 3 of 4 runners who have tried to steal on him. After allowing 15 runs in a loss to Hawaii, Ohio State has allowed only 12 runs in the past four games. In this same stretch, the pitchers have combined to strike out 40 batters. Cincinnati’s pitching has not been as successful, allowing 5.77 runs a game. Despite striking out more than eight batters a game, the Bearcats walk an average of 5.69 batters per contest.Ohio State will take on Cincinnati at 6:35 p.m. Wednesday at Bill Davis Stadium. read more

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Strong mining and construction demand leads to Cat Q1 sales jump

first_imgDemand from the mining and construction sectors saw Caterpillar’s sales and revenue jump 5% in the March quarter, the equipment manufacturer has reported.Sales and revenue came in at $13.5 billion in the first three months of the year, compared with $12.9 billion a year earlier, with the company’s profit per share rising to $3.25/share – a quarterly record.Cat said the sales and revenue increase was down to higher sales volume for both equipment and services and favourable price realisation, primarily in Construction Industries and Resource Industries.Within the Resource Industries segment, Cat saw total sales grow 18% to $418 million as mining production levels and commodity market fundamentals remained positive. Quarterly profit came in at $192 million within the segment, 52% higher year-on-year thanks to the higher sales volume and favourable price realisation, the company noted.Following these results, Caterpillar upgraded its profit per share estimate for 2019 to $12.06-13.06, from the $11.75-12.75 it previously stated.last_img read more

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Epson and Apx Labs demo antiGlass headset at Google IO

first_imgWhile Google Glass has taken over the conversation in the wearable computing market, it’s far from the only game in town. Epson’s Moverio BT-100 wearable display is available today, it’s 3D-capable, and it sells for about $400, making it very much the Anti-Glass. What’s interesting is that it’s here at Google I/O and, thanks to Apx Labs, it’s been modified into something that’s far better then Epson’s current product.The Moverio BT-100, which we’ve covered in the past, is not quite a Google Glass competitor. Its dual prism design allows for 3D viewing, it doesn’t have a camera or sensors, and it relies on a host device, so it’s a wearable display, not a face computer. The BT-100 runs software made by a company called Apx Labs who have gotten a stock unit and then hacked it into what is truly a next-gen wearable display.Apx’s BT-100 prototype, as seen in the image above, adds on HDMI, a 9-axis sensor, a microphone, and a 5MP camera. These additions transform the BT-100 into a much more capable device — not something Apx plans to sell, but something they’ll use as a example of just what can be done with their software platform and some good wearable display hardware. By focusing on a product like the BT-100, Apx can get test units on-demand for a few hundred dollars, where a representative told us specialized products cost in the range of of $25,000 and can take up to 6 months to be built.The Google I/O demo of the prototype, not surprisingly uses the Nexus 10 tablet as a host device and tapped into the YouTube API for content. After putting the (rather heavy) hacked BT-100 on my face I was able to scan through a modified YouTube screen using the direction of my head for controls. Looking up selected a video at the top, looking down picked one at the bottom, and looking to the side scrolled. While playing a video tilting my head triggered fast-forward/rewind, looking up paused, and tapping the motion sensor module twice took me back to the main menu.Apx made it clear that this was just a demo showing what developers could do with their platform. They are focused on enterprises and commercial sales, with the thinking being that specialized workers who need real-time data but don’t work at a desk could benefit greatly from smart glasses like these. Ideal candidates would be people working in inventory management, healthcare, and field repair.Apx’s platform is called Skylight and it’s currently in beta. The public release in planned for August. VIEW PHOTO GALLERY Moverio conceptMoverio conceptCyborg Sal wearing MoverioMoverio Concept 1Moverio Concept frontMoverio Concept 2Moverio Concept BackEpson Moverio OriginalMoverio backDual Lens ARMoverio frontMoverio and ControllerMoverio with controllerOriginal MoverioSal in the FutureController for MoverioMoverio ControllerCyborg Sal wearing Moveriolast_img read more

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Les étals seraient aujourdhui vides si on ne consommait que du poisson

first_imgLes étals seraient aujourd’hui vides si on ne consommait que du poisson françaisSi la France ne mettait en vente que le poisson issu de son propre territoire, il n’y aurait dès aujourd’hui plus rien au rayon poissonnerie. Cette pénurie intervient trois semaines plus tôt que l’an dernier et trois mois et demi plus tôt qu’il y a une vingtaine d’années.La New economics foundation (Nef) et Ocean2012, une alliance d’ONG, publient aujourd’hui un rapport sur “la dépendance croissante de l’Europe à l’égard du poisson d’ailleurs”. Celui-ci détermine “le jour de dépendance à l’égard du poisson”, ce jour de l’année à partir duquel un pays n’est plus auto-suffisant. Pour l’établir, les auteurs ont fait le rapport entre la consommation du pays et le total des prises de ses pêcheurs dans les eaux nationales et européennes, en y ajoutant les produits de l’aquaculture.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?”Les citoyens européens consomment beaucoup plus de poisson que leurs mers ne peuvent en produire et sont de plus en plus dépendants d’autres pays”, indique le rapport relayé par l’AFP. Ainsi, la France est auto-suffisante en poisson à 38,6%, soit un “jour de dépendance” qui tombe… le 21 mai. Autrement dit, si l’on ne consommait que du poisson français, il n’y aurait plus aujourd’hui rien sur les étals. Ce score est à mettre en parallèle avec celui de 1990, où la France était auto-suffisante à 68% (son jour de dépendance tombait alors le 6 septembre). Ce phénomène est relativement facile à expliquer. D’une part, les captures sont moins nombreuses aujourd’hui (25% de moins en Europe depuis 1993) du fait de la surpêche et donc de la diminution progressive des stocks, d’autre part la consommation est, elle, en hausse. En effet, chaque année, chaque personne consomme en moyenne 17,1 kg de poisson soit près du double de la consommation de 1960. En Europe, la consommation moyenne se situe à 22,1 kg par an et par personne. Les Portugais sont les plus gros consommateurs avec 61,6 kg, les Bulgares les plus faibles (4,2 kg). Les Français, eux, se classent au 5ème rang avec 34,2 kg. Pour faire face, l’Europe importe de plus en plus, à des prix élevés. Elle pratique en outre une pêche hauturière (loin de ses zones habituelles), ce qui est extrêmement néfaste pour les stocks de poisson sur le reste du globe. Les auteurs du rapport concluent ainsi en soulignant que la réforme en cours de la politique commune de la pêche devra inciter l’Europe à “se concentrer sur la restauration de ses propres écosystèmes marins et modifier ses niveaux de consommation pour qu’ils soient en rapport avec ses possibilités”.Le 21 mai 2012 à 14:52 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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