first_imgArsenal will have to produce the biggest second leg comeback in a Champions League knockout tie to avoid a seventh successive exit at the last 16 stage when they host Bayern Munich on Tuesday.A 5-1 trouncing in Bavaria left the Gunners facing mission impossible for the return leg and confidence is hardly soaring after a 3-1 defeat by Liverpool on Saturday left Arsene Wenger’s team outside the Premier League’s top four.Stranger things have happened, if not in the Champions League where no team has ever recovered from a four-goal deficit in the second leg of a knockout tie. (Also read: Champions League: Whirlwind Bayern Munich rout sorry Arsenal)To progress Arsenal will have to better the feat of Spaniards Deportivo La Coruna who recovered from a 4-1 loss away to AC Milan in 2004, winning 4-0 at home to reach the semis.The last time a team overcame a four-goal deficit in European competition was Real Madrid in the 1985-86 UEFA Cup – beating Borussia Moenchengladbach 4-0 at home after suffering, like Arsenal, a 5-1 defeat in Germany. (Also read: Liverpool crush Sanchez-less Arsenal in Premier League)Few Arsenal fans will travel to the Emirates with much hope though and, rather than provide one of the greatest comebacks ever witnessed, the fixture is likely to provide another soapbox for the growing band who feel Wenger’s era is close to the end.Arsenal’s capitulation in Munich, together with Premier League losses to Watford, Chelsea and Liverpool in their last four Premier League games have stretched the patience of even Wenger’s most loyal disciples to breaking point. (Also read: Arsene Wenger puts more pressure on himself with Alexis Sanchez decision)advertisementHis decision to leave Alexis Sanchez, Arsenal’s leading scorer, on the bench against Liverpool puzzled many.”I really can’t understand the thinking behind that, why Arsene Wenger wouldn’t want to play him. He’s their best player,” former defender Martin Keown said.While Wenger will hope for a face-saving miracle against Bayern, he is probably already looking ahead to next weekend’s FA Cup sixth round clash with fifth-tier Lincoln City.After that it will be trying to salvage a 21st consecutive top-four finish in the Premier League.Bayern, on the other hand, are buoyant after a 3-0 win at Cologne extended their Bundesliga lead to seven points.Manager Carlo Ancelotti will not be taking anything for granted either having been victim of one of the competitions most astonishing comebacks when Liverpool beat Milan in the 2005 final after trailing 3-0 at halftime in Istanbul.Captain Philipp Lahm said Bayern will look to kill off Arsenal’s lingering hopes early.”We have to be highly focused and, most importantly, show Arsenal in the first quarter-hour they can forget the next round,” the fullback, who will retire at the end of the season, said.last_img read more

first_imgTransfers Wilshere confident of signing new deal with Arsenal Allen Ramsey 08:25 12/29/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Jack Wilshere Arsenal Crystal Palace Getty Images Transfers Arsenal Crystal Palace v Arsenal Crystal Palace Premier League The Arsenal midfielder is set for talks with the club and believes he’ll be able to get a new contract signed soon Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere is confident that he will sign a new contract with the Gunners. The 25-year-old put in a confident performance on Thursday night, helping lead Arsene Wenger’s side to a 3-2 win over Crystal Palace with a display which included a classy assist for Alexis Sanchez to grab his second of the game. Wenger has made it clear that he will sit down with the midfielder to discuss his contract in the coming weeks, saying after the match: “It’s planned – there is no delay. Jack is coming back into competitive shape. He gives something to the team at the moment, and gave a good final ball for the third goal.” 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 Wilshere also believes that a deal is in the works, and has faith in Wenger’s words. “I have spoken to the boss and he says he will speak to me – I’m sure it will get done,” the midfielder told Sky Sports. While Wilshere was sent out on loan last season, an injury to Aaron Ramsey has opened up a chance for him to return to the starting side in recent weeks. The win over Palace was the fourth consecutive match in the league that has seen the midfielder complete the full 90 minutes.But when asked if he was returning to his best form, Wilshere was hesitant.”It’s difficult to say. I was happy with my form last year, I’m probably better now,” he said. “I feel better, fitter. I’m getting better each game.”I’m enjoying my football, another game, another three points, I’m happy.”Arsenal face a quick turnaround, with the club facing a match against West Brom on Sunday before a showdown with Chelsea next Wednesday.last_img read more

first_img Press Trust of India NagpurFebruary 11, 2019UPDATED: February 11, 2019 20:07 IST Ajinkya Rahane will be hoping to make a mark in the Irani Cup final from Tuesday in Nagpur (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSRanji Trophy champions Vidarbha take on the Rest of India at the VCA Stadium in Nagpur from TuesdayRanji Trophy champions Vidarbha will be without Umesh Yadav for the Iran Cup tieVidarbha are looking to complete a Ranji Trophy-Irani Cup double for the 2nd timeRest of India captain Ajinkya Rahane will be hoping to keep himself in the mix for World Cup selection as he leads a formidable Rest of India against Ranji Trophy champions Vidarbha in the Irani Cup starting Tuesday.For Vidarbha, the aim will be to do an encore of the 2017-18 season where they won both Ranji Trophy and Irani Cup.However, it will be easier said than done against a Rest of India batting line-up that boasts of current Test vice-captain Rahane, opener Mayank Agarwal, the dashing Shreyas Iyer and the dogged Hanuma Vihari in its ranks.Rahane, who played three List A matches against England Lions with two half-centuries to his credit, is fighting for the reserve opener’s slot.For Agarwal, Iyer and Vihari, it will be good game time as they would have little motivation considering they are not in the scheme of things as far as the World Cup is concerned.While Irani Cup is a five-day game but a good knock will only help Rahane grab eyeballs as selectors zero in on the couple of slots available.Vidarbha to miss Umesh Yadav due to injuryFor Vidarbha, this Ranji season has been more of team work than individual brilliance. And their coach Chandrakant Pandit would be keen that his boys carry on this trend in the Irani Cup even though senior pacer Umesh Yadav will be missing due to a niggle.Umesh has been advised rest and is expected to be replaced by Yash Thakur.advertisementHoweve,r all the other prominent names including 41-year-old Wasim Jaffer, left-arm spinner Aditya Sarwate, wicket-keeper batsman Akshay Wadkar and seamer Rajneesh Gurbani will come out all guns blazing.They will have their task cut out against Rest line-up which is more batting heavy with another talented domestic performer Anmolpreet Singh and India A regular Ishan Kishan to complement the senior internationals.The bowling is slightly on the weaker side with Ankit Rajpoot of UP, Rajasthan’s Tanveer ul Haq and Kerala’s Sandeep Warrier being the new ball bowlers. The spin department will be led by Saurashtra’s Dharmendra Jadeja and off-spinner Krishnappa Gowtham.For this hosts, apart from Jaffer, they will be banking on their skipper Faiz Fazal and opener Sanjay Ramaswamy.Sarwate, who was the player of the match in the final, is a handy all-rounder, who can contribute with both the bat and the ball. He dismissed in-form Cheteshwar Pujara, in both innings and would be aiming to dislodge Rahane, who has had more problems against slow bowlers compared to faster ones in recent years.Also Read | Ranji Trophy: Ageless Wasim Jaffer completes Perfect 10 after Vidarbha lifelineAlso Read | God bless my child Mahi, he is the true son of India: ex-VP of Dhoni’s schoolAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to 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 byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Vidarbha vs Rest of IndiaFollow Irani Cup 2019Follow Ajinkya Rahane Irani Cup: Vidarbha eye encore, Rahane gears up for big one, Umesh missesRanji Trophy champions, Vidarbha are eyeing a domestic double but they are up against a formidable Rest of India side led by Ajinkya Rahane.advertisementlast_img read more

first_img The Quietest and Loneliest Roads in America 11 Under-the-Radar Cities in Canada Worth Exploring Editors’ Recommendations The Best Campgrounds Near Major U.S. Cities Modern Nomad is a weekly column dedicated to mobile gear, must-see world destinations, tips for life on the road, and traveling better through technology.It’s almost spring here in the northern hemisphere and that means two things: backyard beers and road trips (not together, of course). The United States boasts more stunning road trip opportunities per square mile than almost any country on Earth. Here are three of our lesser-known favorites for 2016.Skyline Drive (Virginia)The state’s Skyline Drive is one of the most breathtaking drives in the eastern half of the country. The road traces a fine line along the top of the Blue Ridge Mountains with sweeping panoramic views west to the Shenandoah Valley and east to gently rolling foothills. The best time to visit is either spring when the flowers are in bloom or fall with stunning foliage that rivals anything in Northern New England. A strict 35mph speed limit is enforced throughout the park. While that may seem absurdly slow, it’s designed to protect the park’s abundant wildlife. Plus: what’s your hurry? (Distance: 109 miles / Time required: One full day)Related: 7 Road Trip Apps That’ll Make Your Next Journey More EpicDinosaur Diamond Prehistoric Highway (Colorado / Utah)Dinosaur Diamond Prehistoric Highway is one of the Southwest’s lesser-known drives, but it’s nevertheless spectacular. The drive begins in the aptly named Dinosaur, Colorado and loops through eastern Utah, passing through the region’s signature arid, high plains and red rock canyons. The rough terrain just off the highway highlights more than 150 million years of dinosaur fossils and footprints. While much of the drive is on pristine, paved roads, some of the side roads can get dicey in bad weather. If you’re planning on even light off-roading, a 4×4 vehicle is a must. (Distance: 480 miles / Time required: 3 days)Highway 395 (California)Many travelers in the know — particularly those who enjoy getting truly off the beaten path — will attest that California’s US-395 is one of the best road trips in the country. The road runs roughly parallel to the Eastern Sierras with easy access to hiking, mountain lakes, and some of the state’s quirkiest roadside attractions. In short, stop at:Mammoth Lakes – great craft beer, skiing (in winter), and hiking (every other season)Town of Bodie – arguably the best-preserved ghost town in the United StatesMono Lake – the unique salt formations are a huge draw for outdoor photographersRainbow Falls – a relatively short hike with a view to one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the areaConvict Lake – a high mountain lake near the town of Mammoth Lakes with great camping and backcountry hiking opportunities(Distance: 300-400 miles / Time required: 2-3 days) Your Guide to a Road Trip Across New York State On the Road with Mikah Meyer, the First Person to Visit Every National Park Site in One Trip last_img read more

first_img The decision to amend the Act was as a result of the difficulties experienced in the West Kingston Commission of Enquiry Story Highlights Among the proposed amendments are: an increase in monetary penalties of a fine not exceeding $3 million The Government of Jamaica is to amend the Commission of Enquiry Act to modernise and discourage acts that undermine the effectiveness of the Commission or which are disruptive of the Commission’s proceedings.The Commission of Enquiry (Amendment) Act was tabled in the Senate on Friday, September 13, by Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator the Hon. AJ Nicholson, on behalf of Minister of Justice, Senator, the Hon. Mark Golding.Among the proposed amendments are: an increase in monetary penalties of a fine not exceeding $3 million on summary conviction from a Resident Magistrate, or imprisonment for a term not exceeding three years, or both fine.Offences that will now attract increased penalties include: failure to appear before the Commission; and failure to produce without reasonable excuse, any book, plan or document that the person is required to produce by a summons under the Act.The Bill also proposes that anyone who commits an offence of fraudulent misrepresentation or deceit, and make or exhibit any false statement, will be fined $3 million or sentenced to up to three years in prison, or both.A fine of $3 million or a prison term of up to three years is also applicable to persons who inflict any violence on anyone who appears before a Commission; cause someone to lose their job; or willfully prevent someone from appearing before a Commission.The decision to amend the Act was as a result of the difficulties experienced by the Commissioners in the West Kingston Commission of Enquiry in 2001 to obtain evidence. Subsequently recommendations were made in the West Kingston Commission of Enquiry report in 2002 to address those difficulties.The Commission of Enquiry Act empowers the Governor General to issue a Commission appointing one or more Commissioners and authorizing the Commissioners to enquire into the conduct of any public or local officers, or into any matter, in which an enquiry would, in the opinion of the Governor General, be for the public welfare. Penalties are applicable to persons who inflict any violence on anyone who appears before a Commissionlast_img read more

first_imgTalking to Children about Cancer: When a Parent or a Grandparent has Cancer, is the topic of the next Cancer Answers lecture Tuesday, Nov. 9. The Cancer Care Nova Scotia-hosted event will be held from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.,in the Royal Bank Lecture, Halifax Infirmary and by video conference at 17 sites across the province. The lecture series is designed to provide Nova Scotians with quality cancer information. The lecture will be presented by Joan Hamilton, clinical nurse specialist with Capital Health Cancer Care Program. “Cancer is a family affair,” said Ms. Hamilton. “As much as we would like to protect children from the stress and upheaval that cancer and treatment can bring, children should feel informed of what is happening, at a level they can understand. “We know that children experience more distress if they don’t have their questions answered, if they don’t feel that parents are being open and honest with them.” Ms. Hamilton will discuss suggestions on why and how to explain a cancer diagnosis to children, including topics you should consider, examples of how to say things, and how to answer tough questions. Cancer Care Nova Scotia, a program of the Department of Health, was created in 1998 to facilitate quality cancer prevention and care for all Nova Scotians. Through Cancer Patient Navigation, health professional education, and standards and guideline development, Cancer Care Nova Scotia supports health professionals in providing patients with high quality care. Its work with other organizations raises awareness about the importance of healthy lifestyles to reduce cancer risk, and its screening programs educate Nova Scotians about healthy lifestyles and available testing such as Pap tests for cervical cancer and the Home Screening Kit for colon cancer. The goal is to find cancer earlier and treat it better.last_img read more

first_imgNew Delhi: The CBDT on Wednesday said all communications made by the tax department to assessees from October 1 will carry a Document Identification Number (DIN) to promote transparency.To bring greater transparency in the functioning of the tax administration and improvement in service delivery, almost all notices and orders of the Income Tax Department are being generated electronically on the Income Tax Business Application (ITBA) platform. However, it has been brought to the notice of the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) that there have been some instances in which the notice/letter was found to have been issued manually, without maintaining a proper audit trail of such communication, it said in a release.last_img read more

first_imgToronto, ON – When the new year arrived, the unofficial Awards Season begins as the work of the past twelve months gets a serious review by experts of all kinds in various organizations spread all over the world that have set themselves up as arbiters of what the public should like. This is serious business. An award can produce an uptick in interest and everyone hopes that produces a bit more box office revenue or a higher price when it comes time to license a film for broadcast.Although the focus for the next few weeks is on award shows, this is not to say that film festivals should be ignored. Two of the biggies in the US are the Sundance and Slamdance festivals later this month in Park City, Utah. Sundance (January 24-February 3) has evolved over the years to one of the more important festivals while Slamdance (January 25-31) has become what Sundance started out to be and describes itself as “a showcase for raw and innovative filmmaking that lives and bleeds by its mantra: By Filmmakers For Filmmakers.”The Awards Calendar year kicks off in just a few days with the 76th annual Golden Globes, co-hosted this year by Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg. The show airs on January 6th and there are some Canadians to watch for this year. Although he is not nominated in this film, Stephan James costars with Regina King in If Beale Street Could Talk. The film has been nominated for Best Motion Picture-Drama, Regina King is nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role and writer-director Barry Jenkins is nominated for Best Screenplay. Stephan James has been nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series-Drama for his work opposite Julia Roberts in Homecoming, with the series itself and Roberts both being nominated as well. Sticking with TV series for a moment, Sandra Oh is up against Julia Roberts in the Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series-Drama category. Oh’s nomination is for the quirky mini-series, Killing Eve. Other nominees in the Best Actress category include Caitriona Balfe (Outlander), Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid’s Tale) and Keri Russell (The Americans). LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Facebook Twittercenter_img Advertisement Advertisement Login/Register With:last_img read more

first_imgDAMASCUS– A Syrian government helicopter dropped barrel bombs on the Yarmouk refugee camp outside the capital Damascus, killing nine and wounding dozens of others, activists said. The Syrian Revolution General Commission (SRGC) reported that a regime helicopter carried out an air strike on the camp. The report also said hundreds of civilians seeking refuge in the camp fled towards government check points.The Yarmouk refugee camp has been the scene of fierce fighting between government forces and the opposition since the civil war began in 2011.last_img read more

Mohamed AkklouchAgadir – You, Moroccans who were being watched on the screens asking and begging for help while the floods were surrounding your homes and kids. Nobody answered your shouts.You, Moroccans who were helpless, and who were waiting for a never-coming helicopter to throw a rope of hope to take you away from the floods and ruins, you are but Moroccans. You are not that worthy. I wonder what you were saying to each other at that time when your vehicle fell into the water. You left this life with your secrets. Yet we are sure you felt so much disappointment at the way you were abandoned facing that horrible death. It was not the case for the non-Moroccan.Sorry, you are Moroccan. Were you otherwise, all the logistics would immediately be provided. Helicopters would be sent, doctors would be brought, and even soldiers would be called immediately for your rescue, for your well-being and comfort.You, who have drowned into the angry floods, are just poor Moroccans. Who would care about you? You were just villagers from the unknown useless parts of Morocco. You were not from the rich neighborhoods where the buildings are beautiful, the streets clean, and no floods can reach, where these days was held a world forum on human rights. Were you human?You Moroccan man and woman were too decent to claim to be of any different blood to save your life, to save your existence. You left with dignity.May Allah grant you all peace and mercy.The views expressed in this article are the author’s own and do not necessarily reflect Morocco World News’ editorial policy© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed read more

What Litan knows is that the volume of trading is at an all-time high, surpassing even that of its glory days in 2017. It has come on the heels of Bitcoin topping US$6,000, a technical level that traders were waiting for the cryptocurrency to reach before pumping capital into it. And so the explanation may be a simple one, she said.“It seems like pent-up legitimate demand that got released,” said Litan, describing a situation that had “dormant traders just sitting around waiting for the (US$6,000) point to break.”(Thirty-eight) per cent is a crazy move for an asset, but for cryptocurrencies, it’s not crazy at allMartin Lalonde, portfolio manager The rally also appears to be supercharged by good news on the institutional side, with Fidelity Investments  reportedly ramping up to launch crypto trading. When faced with negative news risk, such as the announcement that hackers withdrew 7,000 Bitcoins worth US$40 million from cryptocurrency exchange Binance, the rally still powered through.After losing more than 83 per cent of its value in one year, Bitcoin lost much of the mainstream attention it had accrued due to its meteoric rise. Critics such as Warren Buffett called it a “delusion” that “attracts charlatans.” Undergoing a second boom of sorts could help bring back the confidence that some investors lost after the drop, Litan said. Bitcoin storms past $8,000 as cryptocurrency extends two-week rally ‘It’s gold’: Bitcoin’s winning streak continues as it rises above $6,000 for first time since November Investigation of Quadriga cryptocurrency debacle turns up only $28 million in assets Martin Lalonde, a portfolio manager who runs an active cryptocurrency fund for the Quebec-based Rivemont Investments, never lost faith. The cryptocurrency was oversold in 2018, he said, in the same way that it was overbought in 2017. The momentum behind each move carried it too far, he said.Where Lalonde sees value in Bitcoin now is as a safe haven, given the escalation of trade tensions between the U.S. and China. Bitcoin’s bulls have long compared it to gold due to the prospect that it could be an alternative for when markets drag. It’s currently showing all of gold’s advantages, he said.“I think some people are saying that I have assets, I have stocks, I have bonds and those might not be doing well in the future so do I have another option?” he said. “Yes, it’s bitcoin.”The last five days alone, which coincided with the U.S. levying tariffs on US$200 billion worth of Chinese goods and Beijing promising to retaliate, have seen a 38 per cent spike in Bitcoin. Equities investors sold off amid the chaos and the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost more than 600 points on Monday alone.Some investors may look at a 117 per cent rally as an opportunity to begin selling off on smaller positions. Lalonde refuses to do so, saying he’s not even thinking about it. His fund, which has an AUM between $3 million and $5 million, is designed for long-term investors who are bullish on cryptocurrency and see it blowing past its current levels.“(Thirty-eight) per cent is a crazy move for an asset, but for cryptocurrencies, it’s not crazy at all,” said Lalonde, referencing the five-day move. “Crazy would be 2,000 per cent.”The recent activity has its skeptics. Digital currency critic David Gerard argues that the rally may have been manufactured by Bitcoin whales — those with the largest positions — attempting to squeeze short sellers out of the market.“I just don’t believe we have a pile of new interested traders piling into Bitcoin,” he wrote in a blog post on Monday. When Avivah Litan first saw the rumblings of a Bitcoin rally, her first thought was an honest one.“At first I started thinking: Who’s manipulating the market,” said Litan, a blockchain analyst for research firm Gartner.Since the beginning of March, the cryptocurrency has undergone a mega-rally, the likes of which has not been seen since 2017 when it stunned Wall Street by quickly accumulating buyers and trading over US$19,500. In two months, the price of Bitcoin has surged 117 per cent and was briefly trading above US$8,300. By 4:45 p.m. on Tuesday, it had lost some momentum and was trading at US$7,759.Litan quickly discarded her first theory on what was behind the surge, but is unsure about what is driving the rally. Some have pointed to its potential as a safe haven being fulfilled, while others think the big players are simply inflating prices. There’s no consensus, she said.Related Stories:Bitcoin drops to more than 3-month low vs dollar, briefly trades below $8,000Bitcoin drops to more than 3-month low, briefly trades below $8,000Bitcoin near three-month lows after tepid response to NYSE owner’s futures read more

VANCOUVER – British Columbia sea plane company HarbourAir is expanding overseas as part of a partnership with one of the richest men in China.The airline says in a news release that says Zongshen Group Co. Ltd., founded and run by billionaire Zuo Zongshen, has acquired a minority share of its company.HarbourAir says China recently opened the door to low-altitude commercial flights, making sea plane travel viable in many cities on the coast or near major waterways.The airline says it will work with Zongshen Group to offer air travel to millions of Chinese people, many of whom are hours away from airports but close to the water.HarbourAir founder Greg McDougall says the deal will bring a B.C. airline into the world’s largest marketplace.Zongshen says China’s urbanization rate has created enormous demands for innovative transportation.HarbourAir says Canadians still own 75 per cent of voting shares so control of the company will not change. by The Canadian Press Posted Jun 17, 2015 12:30 pm MDT Last Updated Jun 17, 2015 at 1:27 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email B.C.’s HarbourAir expands to China through deal with billionaire Zuo Zongshen read more

by CKOM, The Canadian Press Posted Jun 15, 2016 9:32 pm MDT Last Updated Jun 15, 2016 at 10:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email SASKATOON – A petition signed by more than 36,000 Canadians is calling on the mining company Cameco (TSX:CCO) to face the taxman.The Saskatoon-based firm has been in a dispute with the Canada Revenue Agency for years.The CRA contends that a Swiss subsidiary set up by Cameco in the late 1990s was effectively a shell company used to funnel profits offshore and dodge as much as $2.1 billion total in Canadian taxes over a 13-year period.Cameco has maintained it has paid all the taxes it owed.The petition was delivered Wednesday to the company’s Saskatoon headquarters and another copy was dropped off on Parliament Hill.The petition is spearheaded by Sum of Us, an activist organization that says it wants to rein in corporations that don’t pay their taxes.Spokeswoman Rona Kourie said the petition is meant to pressure the federal government not to settle before a Tax Court of Canada trial expected to begin in late September.“We want to see this case come to court. We want to see Cameco pay all its back taxes, just to make sure there isn’t a sweetheart deal,” she said.Cameco spokesman Rob Geraghty said the company maintains its position that the arrangement with its Swiss arm was legal.He said there is a mediation process available in these types of disputes, but neither Cameco, nor the CRA have asked to use it.Geraghty said the company is as eager as anyone to have the dispute come to an end.“From our perspective, we’re heading to court at the end of September (or) early October. That’s basically the path that we’re on.”Geraghty said a decision in the case would likely come about 18 months from the start of the court case.(CKOM) Petition calls on Cameco to pay up in tax dispute with Revenue Canada read more

Sitting at an outdoor table typing away on his laptop, third-year Brock University student Benjamin Perry looks like any other student on campus. There’s little to indicate the St. Catharines man is one of Canada’s top prospects in road cycling.At 21 years old, Perry has attained a level of success on two wheels most riders only dream of. He’s a paid professional cyclist racing on the Canadian Silber Pro Cycling Team, and on Friday, Sept. 25, he’ll represent his country at the 2015 World Road Cycling Championships being held in Richmond, Virginia.Perry is one of three riders on Canada’s squad in the 162-kilometre Under-23 men’s race, where he’s aiming for a top five finish. It’s a lofty, but attainable goal that would be a huge step forward for Canada’s cycling program.Three weeks ago, Perry’s Silber squad raced against some of the world’s biggest professional cycling teams at the Tour of Alberta. Winning the race against Tour de France-level teams was never a realistic possibility for the second-tier Silber team, but that didn’t stop Perry from keeping things interesting.Brock Unviersity student Benjamin Perry won the King of the Mountains title at the 2015 Tour of Alberta.He ended up winning the six-day race’s climbing competition – beating out some of the world’s top riders along the way. It immediately put him on the radar of the biggest teams around, some of which contacted him afterward.“I’m still really young in terms of cycling, so it’s a good stepping stone to be in contact with these teams now. I have my foot in the door,” he said.But while Perry may be young for a cyclist, he also knows no cycling career can last forever. It’s why he enrolled in Brock’s Goodman School of Business Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) program after taking a year off after high school to focus on racing in Europe.With cycling, I could break my leg today and be done. But if I get a business degree, there are a wide range of opportunities.Perry’s ultimate goal is to represent Canada at the Olympics or to end up racing with a top-level professional team that would send him to the Tour de France, but the degree will give him a career option whenever it’s needed.“With cycling, I could break my leg today and be done. But if I get a business degree, there are a wide range of opportunities,” he said. “I could still work in cycling if I choose with a business degree, so that’s where I think it’s going.”Perry balances his training and racing schedule with both online and on-campus classes.“If I keep going at this pace, by the time I’m done school I’ll either know I can make it as a cyclist, or I’ll choose to use my business degree,” he said. “It’s sustainable right now. I make enough money to live and I do enough school that it’ll take me about six years to do a four-year degree. I think it’s well-rounded to do that.”Perry left for Virginia Tuesday, and races at 12:45 p.m. Friday. Live video of the race will be available at at the 2015 Tour of Alberta. read more

U.S. snowboarder Shaun White wipes out while attempting to land a trick during the finals of Snowboard Halfpipe during the Sochi Winter Olympics Feb. 11. White failed to medal in the event.Courtesy of MCTIt is fair to call Shaun White the face of snowboarding.The most decorated Winter X Games Athlete in both total medals and gold medals, White had also claimed gold in Snowboarding Halfpipe in Turin 2006 and Vancouver 2010.But in a stunner, White not only missed out on the gold, but he failed to make it to the podium altogether Tuesday in Sochi, Russia. Switzerland’s Iouri “I-Pod” Podladtchikov took home the top honors, while Ayumu Hirano and Taku Hiraoka of Japan snatched silver and bronze, respectively.White’s failure to medal comes days after he surprisingly pulled out of the first-ever Olympic slopestyle event before qualifying, when he decided to “focus solely on trying to bring home the third straight gold medal in halfpipe for Team USA.”White had taken a year to concentrate on slopestyle, hoping to go for double gold. It is speculated that he was worried about picking up an injury during the event, which would have kept him from the halfpipe competition. White and Canadian Mark McMorris both suffered injuries on the Sochi course while practicing two weeks ago.A few of White’s Canadian competitors were none too pleased with his decision to pull out of the event. Max Parrot, who finished fifth in the event Saturday, called White out via Twitter Feb. 5.“Shaun knows he won’t be able to win the slopes, that’s why he pulled out. He’s scared!” the tweet from Parrot’s personal account, @MaxParrot said. The tweet was later deleted.American Sage Kotsenburg took home the gold in slopestyle, Norwegian Ståle Sandbech snagged silver and McMorris won the bronze.Many of the top riders competing this month voiced their concerns with not only the slopestyle course but also with the halfpipe. American Hannah Teter, who won gold on the halfpipe in 2006, suggested that the event be pushed back.“They should push it back is what they should do, and fix it so we can showcase snowboarding the way it needs to be showcased. Not as a junk show, which is what it was looking like right now,” Teter said.White also voiced his disappointment after practice Monday.“It’s hard to get in there and have all the tricks and have everything that you need and not be able to get to the wall,” White said.White failing to even medal is the most surprising result of the Sochi games thus far. He also pulled out of all competition at the X Games in January to concentrate on the Olympic tournament.Tuesday, White earned the highest score of the night in the semifinals with a 95.75, but his highest score on his two final runs was a 90.25, which was only good enough for a fourth place finish. Podladtchikov registered a 94.75, while Hirano received a 93.50 and Hiraoka a 92.25.White is considered the best at his sport, but missing out on a medal on the world’s biggest stage will only make it harder for him to stay at the top.If you want to be the best, you’ve got to beat the best. Now he has something to prove. read more

There are more than 600 men on the list and almost 200 women, after the public wrote in their ideal candidates for the note.The Bank received 174,112 nominations, of which 114,000 met the eligibility criteria.A shortlist will be drawn up by the Bank of England’s committee in due course, and the final choice will be made by governor of the Bank, Mark Carney.The committee which decides the shortlist is made up of prominent scientists, including space scientist Maggie Aderin-Pocock, author and genetics expert Emily Grossman, editor of The British Journal for the History of Science Simon Schaffer, and theoretical and particle physicist Simon Singh.A Bank of England spokesman said: “This is only the preliminary stage of identifying eligible names for consideration: at this first stage, a nomination has been deemed eligible simply if the character is real, deceased and has contributed to the field of science in the UK in any way.”These names have not yet been considered by our Banknote Character Advisory Committee. We encourage the public to continue nominating characters until December 14. We will release the list of all eligible nominations once the window closes.” The campaign to select the new face of the £50 note was launched by Bank governor Mark Carney  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. Other contenders include computing pioneer Ada Lovelace, Professor Stephen Hawking, Alexander Fleming, who discovered penicillin, paleontologist Mary Anning, and British-Jamaican nurse Mary Seacole, who helped with new ways of treating wounded servicemen.Although there have been campaigns to get a woman on the £50 banknote, the majority of candidates on the longlist are men. The campaign to select the new face of the £50 note was launched by Bank governor Mark Carney Credit:AFP Supporters of Margaret Thatcher as the new face of the £50 note have received a boost after she was placed on the longlist of candidates by the Bank of England.It had been thought that the former prime minister would fail to make the cut, after it was announced that the Bank was looking only for people with a scientific background.But Baroness Thatcher had been a scientist in her early career, and had worked on developing emulsifiers for ice-creams for Joe Lyons foods.She has been credited with helping develop Mr Whippy ice cream, though it is disputed whether she was on that particular team at the company while it was being made.–– ADVERTISEMENT ––A Bank spokeswoman said: “Margaret Thatcher is eligible to be on the note because she was a scientist – she was a chemist before she became Prime Minister, and she actually helped invent the soft scoop ice cream.”To qualify for the list, the person must be deceased and have contributed to the field of science in the UK. read more

One day after being released on $6 million bail each, former Finance Minister Dr Ashni Singh and former CEO of the National Industrial and Commercial Investment Limited (NICIL) Winston Brassignton were called in for questioning by the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU).(L) Former Finance Minister Dr Ashni Singh and former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of NICIL Winston Brassington leaving the court with some of their lawyersThe men accompanied by their lawyers turned up this morning at SOCU’s headquarters in Georgetown and have been there since Singh was accompanied by attorneys, Anil Nandlall and Sase Gunraj, while Brassignton was accompanied by attorney, Mark Waldron.It has been reported that the men are being questioned in relation to the impending court matter where they are facing three charges of misconduct in public office as it relates to the sale of three plots of state land during the People’s Progressive Party’s (PPP) tenure in office.The two former senior government officials are also being questioned about other issues contained in 30 files being investigated by SOCU in relation to several transactions conducted by the NICIL.Former Attorney General Anil NandlallFollowing the court proceedings held yesterday, former Attorney general, Nandlall said that when the legal proceedings against Singh and Brassington are dismissed, the state and several individuals will be sued personally for reputational damages.“There is going to be a barrage of civil proceeding that is going to be filed for reputational damage caused by these charges. And persons are going to be charged personally, not the state alone, people will be sued personally for what is taking place in this country,” Nandlall told media operatives.Moreover, he maintained that to have Singh and Brassington charged for “misconduct in public office” where they weren’t accused of stealing funds, but instead being punished for selling lands without a valuation being done, is “political persecution taken to another level.”“What did Ashni Singh and Brassington do? They’re not accused of stealing a cent. They are not accused of profiteering in any form or fashion. All they’re being accused of is selling a property without valuation. People do that every day.They sold properties at a price determined by market value. What is criminal about that?”Meanwhile, commenting on the fact that the accused were handcuffed and brought through the prisoner’s chute of the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court, Nandlall said this was an attempt to “embarrass, humiliate and dehumanise them.” Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedWinston Brassington, Dr Ashni Singh charged with “misconduct in public office”April 12, 2018In “Court”Singh, Brassington charged for sale of Sanata Textiles ComplexJune 8, 2018In “Court”Stay granted in misconduct charge against Singh, BrassingtonJuly 17, 2018In “Court” read more

first_imgUpdated 2.20pm A FORMER SOLICITOR has been charged in relation to an alleged €2.8 million fraud at a court in Dublin this morning.Ruairí Ó Ceallaigh, in his early 40s, has appeared before Dublin District Court this morning where he was charged with seven counts of fraud.The case relates to the alleged appropriation of funds from a client account in his family’s law firm, Seán Ó Ceallaigh and Co Solicitors in Phibsboro in north Dublin.The case has been adjourned until 6 January 2014 when the book of evidence will be served.First published 10.19amlast_img read more

first_imgApple recently released an update for iOS to address the location-tracking issues that had, and still have, a lot of iPhone users up in arms. The update may have gotten rid of the tracking feature, but it also got rid of another important feature: being able to connect to WiFi and 3G. Obviously, it’s a bit of a problem.Some users who updated their iOS devices to iOS 4.3.3 are experiencing WiFi/3G data connection problems. David Martin from Cult of Mac said he has experienced the same issue when tring to connect to a network. The busy icon shows up near the carrier signal icon, and apparently just stays there. The user is left staring at their phone as nothing happens – no mail is downloaded, the browser won’t load pages, and so on.The article notes that only the iPhone is affected and that there are ways to deal with the issue. The three options are: hard resetting your iPhone, “forgetting” your wireless network in the WiFi settings, or resetting your network settings altogether.To any of our iPhone readers out there that have updated to iOS 4.3.3, have you noticed this problem? Let us know in the comments below, and if so, let us know how and if you were able to fix the issue.Read more at Cult of Maclast_img read more

first_img 2 Comments #cork #Fire seems to be under control— Ana Bernardo (@fibernardo) November 28, 2016 Short URL Source: TwitterSeveral units of Cork City Fire Brigade were at the scene.The fire is now under control, but led to road closures and diversions earlier tonight. No injuries were reported. Source: corkcityfirebrigade/Twitter Firefighters battle blaze in Cork city No injuries have been reported. FIREFIGHTERS IN CORK have successfully quenched a blaze at a building on Lower John Street near the city centre. Source: Twitter Share53 Tweet Email Nov 28th 2016, 10:03 PM 17,293 Views By Órla Ryan We are at an incident on John Street #cork. Avoid the area and stay safe.— Cork City Fire Brigade (@CorkCityFire) November 28, 2016 Source: Ana Sofia Bernardo/Twitter Monday 28 Nov 2016, 10:03 PM Read: Qatar Airways to launch Dublin to Doha route Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more