Most actively traded companies on the TSX

first_imgSome of the most active companies traded Tuesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (up 39.59 points to 16,131.79, a record high)AuRico Metals Inc. (TSX:AMI). Miner. Up 47 cents, or 36.15 per cent, to $1.77 on 28.9 million shares. Centerra Gold Inc. (TSX:CG) (down 28 cents, or 3.48 per cent, to $7.77 on 1.1 million shares) has signed a $310-million all-cash friendly deal to buy AuRico Metals, which is developing the Kemess property in B.C. The deal requires approval by two-thirds of the votes cast at a special meeting of AuRico Metals shareholders as well as court and regulatory approvals.Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Health care. Up 28 cents, or 8.07 per cent, to $3.75 on 27.1 million shares.Canopy Growth Corp. (TSX:WEED). Health care. Up 39 cents, or 2.01 per cent, to $19.76 on 18.1 million shares.Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Aerospace, rail equipment. Down two cents, or 0.64 per cent, to $3.10 on 8.2 million shares.Aphria Inc. (TSX:APH). Health care. Up three cents, or 0.36 per cent, to $8.47 on 7.7 million shares.Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. (TSX:VRX). Pharmaceutical. Up $2.66, or 17.24 per cent, to $18.09 on 7.3 million shares. The drug company reported a third-quarter profit of $1.3 billion ($3.69 per diluted share), boosted by a one-time gain related to an internal tax reorganization. That compared with a loss of $1.22 billion ($3.49 per diluted share) a year ago. Third-quarter revenue totalled $2.22 billion, down from $2.48 billion. Valeant says that it has reduced its total debt by $6 billion since the end of the first quarter of 2016, topping its commitment to pay down $5 billion.Companies reporting major news:Agrium Inc. (TSX:AGU). Agriculture. Up $1.47, or 1.07 per cent, to $138.63 on 209,192 shares. The Calgary-based fertilizer and farm services company says it has sold two American assets to help win U.S. Federal Trade Commission approval of its merger with Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc. (TSX:POT) (down one cent, or 0.04 per cent, to $24.49 on 911,794 shares). Agrium says it has agreed to sell its Conda, Idaho, phosphate production facility and nearby mineral rights for $100 million, including working capital, to Toronto-based Itafos (TSXV:IFOS).BCE Inc. (TSX:BCE). Media. Up 31 cents, or 0.51 per cent, to $60.99 on 828,311 shares. The telecom and media giant says it will buy Canadian home security service AlarmForce Industries Inc. (TSX:AF) (up $6.68, or 71.52 per cent, to $16.02 on 432,054 shares) in a deal worth about $166 million.Cineplex Inc. (TSX:CGX). Entertainment. Down $1.46, or 3.80 per cent, to $37.00 on 906,994 shares. The movie theatre company says it earned $17.2 million (27 cents per diluted share) in the third quarter compared with a profit of $26.0 million (41 cents per diluted share) a year ago. Revenue totalled $370.4 million, down from $376.0 million. Attendance fell to 16.8 million compared with 19.2 million in the same quarter last year.last_img read more

Auto sales dip 19 per cent in October as passenger car sales

first_imgTORONTO – DesRosiers Automotive Consultants says new light vehicle sales were down by 1.9 per cent in October compared with the same month last year.Sales were down by about 3,000 units to 161,125 as a 0.2 per cent climb in light truck sales was offset by a 6.9 per cent decline in passenger cars.Year-to-date sales are down 1.6 per cent compared with last year’s record high, but still up 3.9 per cent from the 2016 figures.Several major auto companies saw pronounced dips in October, including a 14.8 per cent decline from last year for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, an 8.7 per cent drop for Honda, and a 12.9 per cent drop for General Motors, though GM kept its top spot despite the drop.Ford Motor Co. recorded a 1.6 per cent gain, while a combined 10.2 per cent increase from Toyota and its Lexus brand pushed it into the second-place slot behind GM.Land Rover and Porsche both boosted sales by about 20 per cent, while Genesis, Hyundai’s luxury brand, recorded a 175 per cent gain from last year to 132 vehicles sold.Note to readers: This is a corrected story. An earlier version erroneously reported the number of cars sold, month of sales and percentage increase from 2016.last_img read more

Jamal Khashoggis Family Holds Funeral for Slain Journalist

By Josh BabbRabat – Salah Khashoggi, the son of Jamal, said the prayer would be held in Medina following the morning prayer, and a second will be held in Mecca following the conclusion of Friday’s prayer. The ceremony will be held without the remains of Khashoggi who was killed October 2 at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.   Last Sunday, Khashoggi’s fiancee, Hatice Cengiz, called for worldwide funeral prayers for Khashoggi on Friday. She specifically requested the “janazah” prayer to be performed in the Prophet’s Mosque in Medina, Khashoggi’s home city. Jamal Khashoggi was a contributor to the Washington Post at the time of his death and a permanent resident of the US. Turkish investigators have put forward the theory that Khashoggi’s remains were dissolved in acid and poured down the drain of the Saudi consulate shortly after he was killed by a 15 man hit-squad flown in from Riyadh. Cengiz had a visceral reaction to the Turkish theory. Taking to Twitter she wrote, “I’m unable to express my sorrow to learn about dissolving your body Jamal!” She added, “They killed you and chopped up your body, depriving me and your family of conducting your funeral prayer and burying you in Madinah as wished.”According to Islamic law, burying the dead is a collective obligation. If the community of Muslims does not carry out this duty, they are burdened with collective sin.In practical terms, funeral rites for the deceased usually fall to their next of kin. The rites consist of three main acts: Washing the body, holding a prayer for their loved one, and finally internment in the earth.By denying Jamal Khashoggi’s next of kin the rite to his remains, those responsible have added to their crimes by not allowing a proper Muslim burial. On Thursday, Saudi prosecutors announced the findings of their internal investigation into the death of Jamal Khashoggi, handing down 11 indictments and seeking the death penalty for five suspects. Officials had originally arrested 18 suspects in connection with Khashoggi’s murder. read more

Top UN human rights official arrives in Kazakhstan for talks with officials

On her three-day visit to the country, she will meet with Prime Minister Karim Massimov and other high-level Government officials, as well as with representatives of regional and international organizations, civil society groups and diplomats.“The visit will provide an opportunity to exchange views on human rights related issues with the Government of Kazakhstan and to engage in discussions about future cooperation and continued dialogue on issues of mutual concern in the region and the country in the area of human rights,” according to a press release by her Office.The High Commissioner kicked off her trip – her first to the region – in Kyrgyzstan and then traveled to Tajikistan. She will conclude her tour in Turkmenistan.On her first stop in Kyrgyzstan, she observed the positive direction in which civil society in the country is developing, but voiced concern over issues pertaining to women and reports of ill-treatment of detainees and torture.At the end of her visit in Tajikistan, she noted that while reforms of the justice system – in particular, the areas of law enforcement, criminal procedures and the independence of the judiciary – are ongoing, access to justice remains a major challenge. 30 April 2007Continuing an official tour of Central Asia, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour arrived today in Kazakhstan for talks with top officials. read more

Tackling heightened risk of forest fires examined in UNbacked meeting

14 July 2008Dozens of meteorologists, fire scientists and others from 25 countries have gathered at a United Nations-backed meeting in Canada to examine how to address the intensified threat of forest fires posed by climate change. Participants at the three-day meeting, which began today in Edmonton, will focus on boosting current weather systems, including indices of fire danger and smoke forecasting and monitoring.“Our target is to produce operational guidelines for fire weather agrometeorolgy by 2009,” said Michel Jarraud, the Secretary-General of the UN World Meteorological Organization (WMO), which helped to organize the event.The development of forest fires depends largely on meteorological and climate factors. Lengthy periods of little rainfall, low humidity and high temperatures can lead to increased flammability of plants.In the first seven months of 2008 alone, 118 per cent of the 10-year average area has been burned in the United States, while 83 per cent of the 10-year average has been burned in neighbouring Canada. read more

Cabinet approval granted to compensate Kilinochchi traders

Cabinet approval has been granted to provide compensation for the business owners affected by the recent Kilinochchi fire as per a Cabinet Memorandum submitted by Minister of Prison Reforms, Rehabilitation, Resettlement and Hindu Religious Affairs D.M. Swaminathan.The Cabinet paper was submitted on 21st October 2016, by Minister Swaminathan, in concurrence with Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. As per the recommendations of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe it has been approved to pay 74 million rupees for the 122 affected owners of the business establishments. In addition, approval has been granted to establish a sophisticated fire brigade system in Kilinochchi with fire fighting bowsers, rescue vehicles etc at a cost of 97 million rupees. It has also been approved to construct a market complex in Kilinochchi to support the business established destroyed by the fire at an estimated cost of 150 million rupees.The fire broke out in Kilinochchi destroying nearly 122 shops on 16th September 2016. (Colombo Gazette) read more

Violence increasing in TimorLeste UN refugee agency reports

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is voicing alarm about rising violence in Timor-Leste, where the agency today gave the Government 1,500 family-size tents, plastic sheeting and other relief items to help people affected by unrest earlier this year.“UNHCR is very concerned at the recent escalation of violence in Dili – in and around some displacement sites themselves – as well as within communities,” agency spokesman Ron Redmond told reporters in Geneva. “Burning and stoning of houses in the capital has increased in recent days, as the city has returned to a higher level of violence,” he said. “There appear to be attempts by some elements to polarize communities according to their place of origin.”An estimated 1,500 homes in Dili were destroyed or significantly damaged by arson during the unrest that began in April, according to UNHCR. Dozens were killed and some 155,000 forced to flee their homes after clashes broke out following the Government’s dismissal of about 600 soldiers who had gone on strike.While many people have returned to their homes in recent weeks, the displaced population remains large. According to current official estimates, there are 67,900 internally displaced persons in Dili while 78,000 people are staying primarily with host families outside the capital.According to UNHCR protection staff, in some camps, internally displaced persons (IDPs) live in fear of attacks and intimidation, and some of those who have returned to their homes are also fearful of night-time attacks. Mr. Redmond pointed to a “clear need for an ongoing strong and robust international security presence until national institutions can be rebuilt” in Timor-Leste, which the UN helped guide to independence from Indonesia in 2002.Last week the Security Council approved a resolution creating a new and expanded UN Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste (UNMIT). Its mandate includes improving security, providing economic assistance, and supporting next year’s presidential and parliamentary elections. The mission’s civilian component will include more than 1,600 police personnel and up to 34 military liaison and staff officers initially. read more

Central African Republic Amid fresh violence UN rallies support for displaced

Since fighting flared in May between rebels, more than 68,000 people have fled their homes within CAR, while more than 20,000 have sought refuge in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), according to the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), or the UN refugee agency.“More funds are urgently needed to aid more than 88,000 people who have been forced to flee an upsurge in violence,” said UNHCR spokesperson Babar Baloch at today’s press briefing in Geneva.Significant rebel activity on towns along the DRC border as well as rumours of possible attacks are pushing people to flee in the Haute Kotto and Mbomou prefectures inside CAR, he noted.UNHCR is calling for urgent support to its funding appeal of $209.2 million for the CAR situation, which is only 6 per cent funded.For its part, the International Organization for Migration (IOM), or the UN migration agency, has tracked more than 19,000 displaced people in the nation’s sub-prefecture of Bangassou in Mbomou Prefecture, which is situated at the border with the DRC. More than 13,000 of those displaced are children. “More than 80 per cent of the displaced persons are living with host communities and not in camps,” said Yoko Fujimura, IOM’s expert on displacement tracking. “Host families are sharing the little that they have with displaced people and therefore should also be supported to avoid tensions over limited resources,” she added.As of May 2017, there were more than 500,000 internally displaced persons nationwide, a figure that had not been reached since August 2014.Meanwhile, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has released a report that maps 13 years of violence and impunity in the CAR.Mass killings and other serious human rights violations have been documented in the report covering the multiple conflicts in the Central African Republic between 2003 and 2015.Many of the violations may amount to war crimes and crimes against humanity, the mapping report states, as it sets out a strategy to fight pervasive impunity in the country. “The history of the country has been marked by deep-rooted poverty, ethnic tensions, pervasive political instability, corruption and nepotism that led to a succession of armed conflicts,” the mapping report states. “After gaining independence, the Central African Republic was subjected to a succession of authoritarian regimes that committed, condoned and were unable to prevent serious violations and abuses.” Regional instability and internal conflicts in neighbouring countries have fuelled the volatile conditions in the country, particularly through the flow of arms and rebel groups across its porous borders, the report adds.“The mapping report on the Central African Republic lays bare the staggering suffering of the people of this mineral-rich country which is among the poorest in the world,” UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein said. “In documenting the violations and abuses of the past, we hope to galvanize national and international efforts to protect and bring justice to the victims of these crimes,” said Parfait Onanga-Anyanga, the UN Special Representative for the CAR and head of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA).The report sets out recommendations, such as having a sequenced and comprehensive approach to transitional justice, creating a prosecution strategy for the Special Criminal Court, and establishing a truth and reconciliation commission. read more

Brock students brave cold nights for homelessness awareness campaign

Heather Bernie has never been homeless, but she knows how tough it is to sleep outside in the cold.For five days last year, the business student slept outside Taro Hall to help raise awareness about youth homelessness in Niagara.She’s doing it again March 7-11 along with a group of other Brock University students participating in the national 5 Days for the Homeless campaign.Giving up these daily conveniences is just the tip of the iceberg that is homelessness.“5 Days has shown me how we take our lifestyle for granted and that there are people in our local community who need our help,” Bernie says. “Giving up these daily conveniences is just the tip of the iceberg that is homelessness. There are many other struggles that the homeless may have to deal with on a daily basis, including abuse and negative perceptions from the public.”Students participating in the campaign give up necessities and comforts such as shelter, proper sleeping arrangements, access to food (except what is donated to them), heat, lighting and showers. With the exception of using technology for homework and sharing their experience on social media to promote the 5 Days for the Homeless campaign, students will give up their smartphones and laptops while continuing to attend class throughout the week.Organized by the Goodman Business Students’ Association (BSA), the campaign supports Community Care of St. Catharines and Thorold.BSA President Rudy Ambrosio says the purpose of the campaign is about starting the conversation about youth homelessness on campus.“Students are not necessarily trying to replicate homelessness, but are trying to connect with their peers on a more personal level about the hardships and issues that homeless people face every day,” he says. “Every dollar raised can have a huge impact on homelessness in our local community. By working together, homelessness can be better understood.”Betty-Lou Souter, CEO of Community Care of St. Catharines and Thorold, says this event has a lot of impact in Niagara.“This campaign tells the story of homelessness through the eyes of university students to a completely different audience that we do not normally reach,” she says.“It’s more impactful to hear the messaging from young people than from those of us who deliver the services.”Students will be set up in front of Taro Hall and will be accepting non-perishable food and cash donations for Community Care of St. Catharines and Thorold from March 7-11. Online donations are also being accepted at throughout the month of March. read more

Home Secretary wants to redeploy Mediterranean Border Force boat to rescue Channel

He disclosed he had called a cross-government meeting to see if there was more other departments could do, dispatched Caroline Nokes, the immigration minister, for talks with her French counterpart and was working closely with the National Crime Agency (NCA).“There’s a particular concern about why we are seeing a number of Iranians on those boats. Our evidence from the NCA is that there’s organised gang criminal activity going on there,” said Mr Javid.On Tuesday night it emerged people smugglers are telling migrants that they must reach Britain before “the borders shut properly” after Brexit. Mr Javid, the Home Secretary, said co-operation with France was critical to solving the crisisCredit:Aaron Chown/PA Mr Javid said co-operation with France was critical to solving the crisis, noting they did not always accept the migrants had come from them and asked for proof. “Those boats are without a doubt coming from France so they have a very important role to play in this,” he said. 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. A Border Force cutter could be pulled back from the Mediterranean to rescue increasing numbers of migrants trying to cross the Channel in tiny boats, Sajid Javid revealed on Tuesday.The Home Secretary told MPs he was considering deploying the cutter from its humanitarian mission helping with the wider migrant crisis in the Mediterranean to cope with the surge in migrants, often with children, now crossing the Channel.He disclosed some 100 migrants had risked their lives attempting to reach the UK in 10 boats in the past three months. There are fears people could die in the Channel as the weather gets worse.Mr Javid warned the deployment would “become a humanitarian and rescue mission and there’s a risk that kind of activity can encourage more people to cross the Channel.”Only two of Britain’s five high-speed cutters are currently patrolling the Channel to stop and rescue migrants  trying to reach the UK from mainland Europe. A third is on standby and two are in the Mediterranean and Aegean. A smuggler, secretly filmed by an undercover BBC reporter, told migrants at a makeshift camp in France: “When [the] UK is out of Europe, the borders will be shut properly. This jungle will be cleared. They will put everyone in jail.”The migrants, who are being charged up to £4,000 by illegal smugglers to make the dangerous journey to the UK, are understood to be using their mobile phones to navigate their way to the Kent coast.On Tuesday nine were spotted in a 3m long vessel by a fishing crew off Dover. However, not all boats that depart succeed in reaching the UK, and at least 30 migrants have been intercepted in French waters since November 23. sajid javid A Home Office spokesman said: “Nobody should put their life at risk attempting to smuggle themselves into the UK across the Channel.“We take these crossings very seriously and this week two men were jailed for eight years each for smuggling people into the UK in small boats.“We have stepped up deployments of our coastal patrol vessels along the South East coast in light of recent events and are continuing to monitor the situation closely.”MPs have urged the government to borrow vessels from the Navy, saying Britain has two cutters patrolling 7,723 miles of coastline to Italy’s 600 responsible for its 4,722 miles. read more

Las Vegas police look for motive in deadliest mass shooting in

by Alexandria Sage, Lisa GirionLAS VEGAS (Reuters) – Police sought clues on Tuesday to explain why a retiree who enjoyed gambling but had no criminal record set up a vantage point in a high-rise Las Vegas hotel and poured gunfire onto a concert below, slaying dozens of people before killing himself. The Sunday night shooting spree from a 32nd-floor window of the Mandalay Bay hotel, on the Las Vegas Strip, killed at least 59 people before the gunman turned a weapon on himself. More than 500 people were injured, some trampled, in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.The gunman, identified as Stephen Paddock, 64, left no immediate hint of his motive for the arsenal of high-powered weaponry he amassed, including 42 guns, or the carnage he inflicted on a crowd of 22,000 attending an outdoor country music festival.Paddock was not known to have served in the military, to have suffered from a history of mental illness or to have registered any inkling of social disaffection, political discontent or radical views on social media.“He was a sick man, a demented man,” U.S. President Donald Trump told reporters. “Lot of problems, I guess, and we’re looking into him very, very seriously, but we’re dealing with a very, very sick individual.”He declined to answer a question about whether he considered the attack an act of domestic terrorism.U.S. officials also discounted a claim of responsibility by the Islamic State militant group.Police said they believed Paddock acted alone.“We have no idea what his belief system was,” Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo told reporters on Monday. “I can’t get into the mind of a psychopath.”Although police said they had no other suspects, Lombardo said investigators wanted to talk with Paddock’s girlfriend and live-in companion, Marilou Danley, who he said was traveling abroad, possibly in Tokyo.Lombardo also said detectives were “aware of other individuals” who were involved in the sale of weapons Paddock acquired.The closest Paddock appeared to have ever come to a brush with the law was for a traffic infraction, authorities said.A candlelight vigil is pictured on the Las Vegas strip following a mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Country Music Festival in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., October 2, 2017. REUTERS/Chris WattieAs with previous mass shootings that have rocked the United States, the massacre in Las Vegas stirred the ongoing debate about gun ownership, which is protected by the Second Amendment to the Constitution, and about how much that right should be subject to controls.Democrats reiterated what is generally the party’s stance, that legislative action is needed to reduce mass shootings. Republicans argue that restrictions on lawful gun ownership cannot deter criminal behavior.“We’ll be talking about gun laws as time goes by,” Trump said.ITINERANT EXISTENCEThe death toll, which officials said could rise, surpassed last year’s record massacre of 49 people at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, by a gunman who pledged allegiance to Islamic State.Paddock seemed atypical of the overtly troubled, angry young men who experts said have come to embody the profile of most mass shooters.People mourn during an interfaith memorial service in Las Vegas. REUTERS/Lucy NicholsonPublic records on Paddock point to an itinerant existence across the U.S. West and Southeast, including stints as an apartment manager and aerospace industry worker. But Paddock appeared to be settling in to a quiet life when he bought a home in a Nevada retirement community a few years ago, about an hour’s drive from Las Vegas and the casinos he enjoyed.His brother, Eric, described Stephen Paddock as financially well-off and an enthusiast of video poker games and cruises.“We’re bewildered, and our condolences go out to the victims,” Eric Paddock said in a telephone interview from Orlando, Florida. “We have no idea in the world.”Las Vegas’s casinos, nightclubs and shopping draw more than 40 million visitors from around the world each year. The Strip was packed with visitors when the shooting started shortly after 10 p.m. local time on Sunday during the Route 91 Harvest music festival.The gunfire erupted as country music star Jason Aldean was performing. He ran off stage as the shooting progressed.Video of the attack showed throngs of people screaming in horror and cowering on the open ground as extended bursts of gunfire strafed the crowd from above, from a distance police estimated at more than 500 yards (460 meters).The bloodshed ended after police swarming the hotel closed in on the gunman, who shot and wounded a hotel security officer through the door of his two-room suite and then killed himself before police entered, authorities said.Police said 23 guns were found in Paddock’s suite.Lombardo said a search of the suspect’s car turned up a supply of ammonium nitrate, a fertilizer compound that can be formed into explosives and was used in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing of a federal office building that killed 168 people.U.S. President Donald Trump, U.S. first lady Melania Trump, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and his wife KarenPence stand for a moment of silence in the wake of a mass shooting in Las Vegas at the White House in Washington, U.S., October 2, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua RobertsPolice found another 19 firearms, some explosives and thousands of rounds of ammunition at Paddock’s home in Mesquite, about 90 miles (145 km) northeast of Las Vegas.They also obtained a warrant to search a second house connected to Paddock in Reno, Nevada.Chris Sullivan, the owner of the Guns & Guitars shop in Mesquite, issued a statement confirming that Paddock was a customer who cleared “all necessary background checks and procedures,” and said his business was cooperating with investigators.“He never gave any indication or reason to believe he was unstable or unfit at any time,” Sullivan said. He did not say how many or the kinds of weapons Paddock purchased there.Lombardo said investigators knew that a gun dealer had come forward to say that he had sold weapons to the suspect, but it was not clear if he was referring to Sullivan. He said police were aware of “some other individuals who were engaged in those transactions,” including at least one in Arizona.Additional reporting by Jonathan Allen and Frank McGurty in New York, Doina Chiacu and Jeff Mason in Washington, Bernie Woodall in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Jon Herskovitz in Austin, Texas, Ali Abdelaty in Cairo and Brendan O’Brien in Milwaukee; Writing by Steve Gorman and Scott Malone; Editing by Paul Tait and Frances Kerry Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedAuthorities probe Las Vegas gunman’s weapons stockpilingOctober 5, 2017In “World”Las Vegas shooting: Gunman Stephen Paddock kills 50 peopleOctober 2, 2017In “World”Las Vegas killer ‘sick, demented’ – TrumpOctober 3, 2017In “latest news” read more

Mining community speaks out against gainsayers at Wisconsin US conference

first_imgBucyrus President and CEO Tim Sullivan; LaPoint Iron Co President John Congdon; and Phil Neurenfeldt of the Wisconsin AFL-CIO made a compelling case for iron ore mining in Wisconsin at a one-day conference convened recently by Wisconsin Secretary of Commerce Dick Leinenkugel. Wisconsin’s Ashland and Iron counties are home to 23% of the country’s iron ore reserves. Of that, about 2,000 Mt can be mined safely and economically, resulting in a market value of $160 billion at today’s prices, according to the group.  LaPoint Iron is seeking state approval for a proposed mine. The speakers explained that by not embracing iron ore mining in the state, Wisconsin was foregoing significant employment and revenue opportunities that its neighbouring states, Minnesota and Michigan, were realising.Sullivan noted the important advances made in mining technology and mine land reclamation and restoration since a proposed mine was last stopped in Wisconsin. He urged those who had reservations about mining to work together in a collaborative, rather than an adversarial, role, noting that the project could be completed with the right people and groups involved. Sullivan’s presentation can be accessed at read more

Constantinou tried to strangle stepmother

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Steve Constantinou, the man accused of murdering Johanna “Jazzy O” Martin – well-known Melbourne stripper and sex worker – has recently tried to strangle his stepmother, a court heard. Constantinou, 49, of Port Melbourne, was charged with murdering Ms Martin, a 65-year-old grandmother, on October 11 last year and stealing gold jewellery including chains, rings and bangles from her worth $33,000. This incident was said to have occurred before Constantinou strangled to death Ms Martin. The stepmother was no fan of Constantinou, as there were rumours he had taken money from his father. Family acquaintance Connie Galanakis told the Melbourne Magistrates Court Steve Constantinou’s stepmother claimed he had grabbed her around the neck during an argument. Ms Martin’s body was found in bushes wrapped in a blood-stained sheet next to a car park in Pickles Street, Port Melbourne. An autopsy later revealed she had died from ”neck compression” and forensic pathologist Dr Paul Bedford believed she had been strangled by being bound or tied up. Ms Galanakis, who had known Constantinou for most of her life, said Ms Martin claimed she had loaned him some money which he had not repaid. After Ms Martin’s murder, Ms Galanakis contacted CrimeStoppers anonymously to let police know Constantinou had owed her money. Ms Galanakis however did not tell police about the incident regarding the stepmother as it was her job to report it. The committal hearing was adjourned until Wednesday 19 September.last_img read more

Les poppers causentils des troubles visuels

first_imgLes poppers causent-ils des troubles visuels ?France – Si l’on en croit une étude menée dans notre pays, les poppers seraient à l’origine d’éblouissements et de baisses de la vision chez les personnes qui consomment ces produits vasodilatateurs.En plus de leurs propriétés vasodilatatrices, les poppers ont pour caractéristique d’être euphorisants. Souvent utilisés par les jeunes dans un cadre festif, ils ne seraient pas sans conséquences. Ainsi, le Pr Michel Paques, à l’origine de l’étude, explique à l’Associated Press : “Les poppers modifient la structure de la rétine probablement dans la majorité des cas”. Et l’agence de préciser que les poppers sont des produits liquides et très volatiles, composés notamment de nitrites d’alkyle.À lire aussiPourquoi les chats ont-ils des pupilles verticales ?Parmi les sujets étudiés, quatre individus auraient souffert de pertes visuelles durant plusieurs mois après inhalation du produit, ce dernier entraînant une dégradation des cellules rétiniennes.Le professeur Paques conclut : “L’extrême majorité des cas échappent à l’ophtalmo, soit parce qu’ils ne vont pas le voir, soit parce que l’ophtalmo n’est pas équipé d’appareils haute résolution. L’atteinte peut se produire après une seule inhalation et peut durer jusqu’à 34 mois. Elle finit par guérir lorsque l’on arrête la consommation”.Le 15 octobre 2010 à 09:34 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Richarlison delighted with Everton fans

first_imgEverton star forward Richarlison came out to express his delight with his current life at Goodison Park and hail the home fansThe Brazilian forward arrived at the Toffies from Watford in a £35 million deal last summer, having already established himself as a regular starter under Marco Silva.The 21-year-old star has bagged four goals in seven Premier League matches for Everton, quickly becoming a fans’ favorite.According to the Liverpool Echo, the former Fluminense man is enjoying his life at Goodison Park.“It’s great because not every club is like this. Everton have really welcomed me in, and also the fans have come up with a song for me, and when I hear that song it feels amazing.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“I’ll be on the pitch, and I’ll hear it and look around at the fans. It’s an amazing feeling.”Richarlison, who already spent one season with Watford before arriving in Liverpool, relishes the atmosphere at the Premier League stadiums.“Playing in big stadiums is fantastic, and when I was a kid, I always wanted to play in big stadiums like Old Trafford.“Goodison Park as well, it is a fantastic stadium. As we say in Brazil, it’s a real cauldron, and I love playing there.”last_img read more

Man arrested after assaulting sheriffs deputy

first_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsENCINITAS (KUSI) – A man who was hitting red light cameras in Encinitas with a baseball bat Saturday attacked a San Diego County sheriff’s deputy who tried to stop him, authorities said.The incident began at 2:36 p.m. at the intersection of North El Camino Real and Encinitas Boulevard, sheriff’s Sgt. Agustin Rosas said.The sheriff’s department received several reports of a man on a ladder hitting the red light cameras with a baseball bat and a deputy on patrol at the time saw the suspect hitting the camera, Rosas said.The deputy ordered the man to stop and drop the baseball bat and the suspect refused, the sergeant said.“The deputy attempted to incapacitate the suspect with his department- issued Taser Conducted Energy Device but it malfunctioned,” Rosas said.The suspect then swung the bat at the deputy several times and the deputy hit the suspect with his baton, he said.After a short foot pursuit, the suspect attacked the deputy and a fight ensued, Rosas said. Other deputies were able to handcuff the suspect and he was taken to Scripps La Jolla for treatment before he was booked into the Vista Detention Facility, he said. The deputy suffered multiple fractures and was taken to Scripps Encinitas for treatment.The suspect, identified as Frederick Gramcko, 53, was booked into the Vista Detention Facility on suspicion of attempted murder of a police officer, Rosas said. Man arrested after assaulting sheriff’s deputy KUSI Newsroom, December 16, 2018 Updated: 7:35 AMcenter_img KUSI Newsroom Posted: December 16, 2018 Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Washington prepaid tuition program recovers

first_imgSEATTLE — Washington’s prepaid college tuition program has completely recovered from the recession, the state’s actuary said Thursday.Actuary Matt Smith credited two years without tuition increases and strong investment returns for helping the Guaranteed Education Tuition program get back to being fully funded.He told the GET committee on Thursday that the program was funded at 106 percent at the end of June. It’s the first time since the Great Recession started in 2008 that the program has been funded at or above 100 percent. The program’s asset fund is now valued at $2.93 billion — up $371 million compared to this time last year. Washington’s prepaid tuition program is a state-run 529 college savings plan. Investors are guaranteed that no matter what happens to the stock market or state tuition, they will be able to pay for an academic year of tuition and mandatory fees at the state’s most expensive public college or university with 100 units. Tuition and fees at less expensive schools cost fewer units and housing is extra.At Thursday’s meeting, the committee voted to keep the purchase price for prepaid tuition units at $172 for the third year, which translates into $17,200 for a year of tuition and state mandated fees at the University of Washington or Washington State University.The current payout value for the upcoming academic year is $117.82 per GET unit. Lawmakers have debated changing or closing the GET program several times during recent legislative sessions, but have not done so.last_img read more

Attempted murder charge for 17yearold who threw boy from

first_imgLONDON: A 17-year-old teenager has been charged with attempted murder for throwing a six-year-old boy from a viewing platform at the Tate Modern gallery in London, police said. The boy, a French national who was visiting London with his family, was hospitalized for his injuries after falling five storeys and remains in a stable but critical condition, London’s Metropolitan Police said. Also Read – US judge dismissed criminal case against Jeffrey Epstein Advertise With Us The alleged assailant will later on Tuesday appear before Bromley Youth Court, police added. “A 17-year-old male arrested on Sunday after a boy aged six was seriously injured at the Tate Modern has been charged with attempted murder,” the police statement said. “Police are continuing to appeal for further witnesses to come forward.” Emergency services were called to the scene on Sunday afternoon after the young boy fell from the viewing platform, which is located on the 10th floor of one of London’s most popular tourist attractions. Also Read – Watch: Donald Trump says Florida faces absolute monster hurricane Advertise With Us He was found on the museum’s terrace, which is on the fifth floor, and was airlifted to a London hospital. The Tate Modern temporarily closed the gallery following as police investigated the incident. It later reopened the gallery but the viewing platform remains closed. Police said there was no link between the suspect and the victim. The Tate Modern opened in the disused power station on the River Thames in 2000. It was the UK’s most popular tourist attraction in 2018 with 5.9 million visitors, according to the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions.last_img read more

Telangana CM KCR unfurls national flag at Golconda Fort

first_imgChief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao unfurled the National Flag at Golconda Fort on the occasion of 73rd Independence Day celebrations. Speaking on the occasion, the chief minister paid tributes to Telangana martyrs who lost their lives in the separate statehood movement. He affirmed that Telangana has achieved 14.84 Gross State Domestic Product (GSDP) during 2018-19, said KCR citing the centre’s report. “It was achieved due to proper usage of the income generated resources,” KCR said adding that the state income was doubled in the last five years. Also Read – With 61 feet high, Khairatabad Ganesh claimed to be tallest idol in India Advertise With Us KCR went on to list the laws initiated by the government including new zones, new municipal act, new revenue act. “To implement the acts, the government is planning to initiate a 60-day programme in the towns and villages and it is also decided to released finance commission grants to all the local bodies in the state before implementing the plan, ” said KCR. Also Read – Unidentified assailants killed a person in Saidabad PS limits Advertise With Us The primary aim of the programme is to main cleanliness in all the villages and towns, said the chief minister. A ‘Power Week’ will be held for the proper maintenance of the electric poles and wires. KCR also directed to fill up the vacancies in Panchayat Raj department. The chief minister appreciated the State Police Department for maintaining peace in the state.last_img read more