first_imgDAWSON CREEK, B.C. – At the last minute before the nominations closed on Friday, Trenten Laarz put his name in for the position of mayor and will now take on the incumbent Dale Bumstead for the position.Bumstead has been mayor since 2013.  According to nomination papers, Laarz is an employee at Jocks Restoration in Dawson Creek.There are six seats open for the rest of Dawson Creek City Council. Incumbents Charlie Parslow, Shaely Wilbur, Cheryl Shuman, and Paul Gevatkoff are officially running for re-election.  New candidates include former mayor and former MLA for Peace River South Blair Lekstrom. Lekstrom previously served two terms as mayor of Dawson Creek prior serving as the South Peace MLA from 2001 to 2013.Jerimy Earl, former Dawson Creek Chamber of Commerce President and current Marketing Manager at Lakeview Credit Union has also put his name forward along with Johanna Martens, the owner of Myanna Consulting and Amy Kaempf who is a manager at the local Safeway and David Griffith who manages Richardson Pioneer.The municipal election will take place on October 20, 2018, with the first advanced voting opportunity happening on October 10.last_img read more

first_imgThe Canadian Press VANCOUVER — Four oil and gas companies are expected to answer questions today about how they use the Trans Mountain pipeline, how refinery closures affect their prices and other factors that could contribute to British Columbia’s volatile prices at the pump.A three-member panel, chaired by B.C. Utilities Commission CEO David Morton, will listen to up to four days of oral hearings in Vancouver as part of a public inquiry into the high price of gasoline and diesel in the province.Parkland Fuels, Shell, Imperial Oil and Suncor are scheduled to give opening remarks and answer questions from the panel this afternoon. In the morning, those firms and other interveners will have an opportunity to question Deetken Group, a consulting firm that prepared a report for the inquiry identifying possible reasons for the fuel price spikes.Deetken found land values and credit card fees have likely contributed to higher retail margins, while transportation and regulatory costs could be part of the reason wholesale gasoline margins are higher in British Columbia but they don’t tell the whole story.Premier John Horgan called the public inquiry in May as gasoline prices at the pump reached a record-breaking $1.70 per litre.At the time, the B.C. Liberals and Alberta government bought advertising blaming Horgan and linking his government’s resistance to the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion for the surging costs.The National Energy Board will also appear before the panel.The inquiry will conclude with a final report by the panel due Aug. 30.last_img read more

first_imgNew Delhi: The world ranking says so and India football captain Sunil Chhetri too has no qualms in conceding that the national women’s team is better than the men’s side. The men’s team is currently ranked 103rd out of 211 countries. It was in the top-100 last year. The women’s side is currently at 62nd out of 152 nations. Chhetri, the poster boy of Indian football with second most goals among active international players, praised the national women’s team for its fifth consecutive SAFF title win. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over Chandigarh”Extremely proud of all of you. I have always maintained that the women’s team is much better than the men,” Chhetri said in a release from the All India Football Federation. “Go there, and give your best in Myanmar. I have been keeping a track of all of you playing. Keep up the good work,” Chhetri said. The women’s team will feature in the round 2 of the Olympic qualifiers which kick off in Mandalay, Myanmar from April 3. India have been clubbed with hosts Myanmar, Nepal and Indonesia. All India Football Federation (AIFF) president Praful Patel also congratulated the women’s side on its success. “Congratulations to our women’s football team for winning the SAFF Championship. You have once again proved that you are the true champions. Keep up the good work and add many feathers of success to your crown. Best wishes,” he said.last_img read more

Welcome to this week’s episode of Hot Takedown, our podcast where the hot sports takes of the week meet the numbers that prove them right or tear them down. On this week’s show (June 30, 2015), we discuss the U.S. women’s national soccer team lineup, preview Wimbledon and discuss the weirdness of NBA free agency. Plus, our Significant Digit of the week: Luke Ridnour was traded this week for the fourth time this offseason, to the Toronto Raptors.Stream the episode by clicking the play button, or subscribe using one of the podcast clients we’ve linked to above.Below are some links to what we discuss on this week’s show:Allison McCann on the greatest Women’s World Cup game of all time.Andy Murray defending his coach ahead of Wimbledon.A full list of NBA free agents.Significant Digit: Luke Ridnour, the man that no team, and every team, wants. Hot Takedown More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS If you’re a fan of our podcasts, be sure to subscribe on Apple Podcasts and leave a rating/review. That helps spread the word to other listeners. And get in touch by email, on Twitter or in the comments. Tell us what you think, send us hot takes to discuss and tell us why we’re wrong. read more

OSU center Pat Elflein (65) looks across the line of scrimmage during the second half against Indiana on Oct. 8. The Buckeyes won 38-17. Credit: Mason Swires | Assistant Photo EditorLast Saturday, Ohio State struggled in pass protection with a team that averaged just a half sack a game in Michigan State. Buckeyes’ quarterback J.T. Barrett was hurried three times, and hurried seven of his passes. Barrett, who threw for just 86 yards against the Spartans, has taken a high level of abuse in recent weeks, carrying the ball 35 times in the last two weeks, on top of being sacked. This year, OSU has allowed its quarterbacks to be dropped in the backfield 17 times through 11 games.Although OSU has given up over a sack a game, Michigan’s defensive line is a different kind of beast with pass rushing. On defense, the Wolverines have 36 sacks, more than the team had all last season, including bowl games.The tendency of quarterbacks to be injured by the Michigan defense this season has been noted by coaches from Jim Harbaugh’s staff. So far, five opposing starters have been knocked out of games with injuries when playing against the Maize and Blue. When asked about the topic, Michigan junior defensive end Chase Winovich said it is never something that teams take pride in, but it’s just a matter of fact when playing a sport as physical as football. After Maryland starter Perry Hills hurt his shoulder against the Wolverines, Winovich was unapologetic in his answer to why so many quarterbacks have been injured against his team.“It’s a violent game,” he said. “Nobody makes it out alive. Nobody’s safe in this game, especially if you’re playing quarterback against us. We’re coming.”While Winovich did express his desire for a quick recovery by Hills, the message was clear. Michigan pulls no punches when hitting opposing signal callers. OSU players were asked about the strange statistic on Monday at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center. Adding to an already heated rivalry with serious playoff implications, many members of the team did not seem pleased with the comments made by the Michigan defensive end.Among them was redshirt junior guard Billy Price. Cooler heads prevailed for Price, who said he understood the tall order of keeping Barrett off the long list of injured starter“If you have a defensive line making a statement like that, that’s a challenge,” Price said. “We look forward to getting after it and protecting J.T.”Historically, the battle up front between Michigan and OSU has determined the outcome. The last time the Wolverines topped the Buckeyes, then-OSU quarterback Braxton Miller was dropped four times. Without time to pass, the Buckeyes could be in for a long game. Although OSU’s offensive attack depends mostly on running the ball and wearing down a defense, Michigan is allowing just 108 yards rushing per game to opponents.Even more frightening, Michigan has given up just four rushing touchdowns this season, one of the lowest marks in the entire NCAA. Redshirt senior center Pat Elflein has been pitted against the Wolverines before, and has witnessed firsthand the physicality of the trenches in The Game. OSU has faced more than one stout defensive front this season, but Saturday will be the ultimate test.Even with a formidable defense wanting nothing more than to drag Barrett down in the backfield, Elflein remains confident in his unit’s ability to dictate the outcome and is unaffected by the comments made by Winovich.“I know they’re a good defensive line,” he said. “We’ve faced good defensive lines this year and I don’t really care about any (talk) because we are going to do our job and we’re going to run the ball and protect our quarterback.”Elflein and Price will get their chance to back their claims on Saturday in Ohio Stadium against Michigan. Kickoff is set for noon. read more

first_imgAberdeen manager Derek McInnes has confirmed that the injury suffered by Gary Mackay-Steven is not severe after a clash of heads with Dedryck Boyata.The winger was stretched off during Aberdeen Scottish Cup final loss to Celtic on Sunday, but his manager revealed he has suffered no major damage.“I saw his family down at the dugout and there was an obvious concern there,” McInnes said, according to The National. “I was told he was unconscious and there was an urgency to get medics onto the park.”“Thankfully he’s sitting up in hospital, getting his tests down and it will be hopefully a straightforward concussion. Obviously, he misses the next game but I’m gutted for Gary because he was so looking forward to the opportunity to shine and has been in good form for us.”ABERDEEN, SCOTLAND - MAY 04: Manager of Celtic Neil Lennon celebrates as his side secured the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership title after the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Aberdeen and Celtic at Pittodrie Stadium on May 04, 2019 in Aberdeen, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)Lennon praises Celtic’s fan support Manuel R. Medina – May 5, 2019 According to the team manager, the way the supporters behave this season helped the team achieve an eighth consecutive title.Meanwhile, McInnes also admitted he is unhappy with match referee Andrew Dallas, following his decision to award Celtic a penalty kick.“The penalty decision didn’t do us any real harm, but it wasn’t a penalty in the first place,” he said.“It was clearly outside the box. If we didn’t have a goalie like Joe Lewis it would have been 2-0 and far more difficult.”“I also felt there was another yellow card challenge from Ryan Christie when Dom Ball breaks. The ref said he played the ball when he clearly didn’t. You need a lot of things to go for you in a final and it might sound churlish but a couple of decisions were really harsh on my team today.”“I love Ryan Christie, but it was another yellow card and the referee was in a brilliant position to see that and I don’t understand how he can say he played the ball.”last_img read more

first_img Recommended for you Related Items:AIDS, beaches, christmas, Hiv, program Survey shows TCI beaches keep visitors coming Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Beaches reconstruction delayed, delivery mix up at airport Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 23 Dec 2014 – In its second consecutive year Beaches Turks and Caicos Resort Villages and Spa has invited all its team members to participate once again in our, “Share your Christmas” ( SYC) canned and non-perishable food drive. Celebrating the holiday season, the initiative has a host of activities centered on the spirit of giving and stewardship towards the community and the less fortunate.Along with a number of community outreach programs and environmental clean-up initiatives; Beaches Turks and Caicos has also launched its “Share your Christmas” Food Drive from December 10th – 24th 2014 to collect food items that will be donated directly to two (2) pantries that serve the less fortunate of the Turks and Caicos: The National HIV Prevention Unit and The Turks and Caicos Social Welfare Office.The HIV prevention unit assists directly with providing medical support services to those infected with the virus. The group also provides healthy meals daily to about 35-40 persons on the island of Providenciales who would not have the means to otherwise feed themselves. The TCI Social Welfare Office assist with providing financial support to the unemployed and under employed in the Turks and Caicos Islands. They directly impact single mothers, children, the disabled and the elderly by providing them with monetary support and where possible, food and clothing in some cases. It is our hope that we will be able to collect enough canned goods and non-perishable items not only to assist both organizations with their continued efforts to ensure that all persons enrolled in one or more of these social programs has a healthy meal this holiday season but to also send a charge to other corporate citizens in the community to mobilize and assist in this effort! We also thank the IGA Supermarket Chain for partnering with us for a second year for their kind donation of two gift cards that will be given directly to Social Welfare and the National Aids Programs for the purchase of additional goods for the cause.A photo challenge capturing team member donations to the “Share Your Christmas Bins” made the initiative extra fun for all of our team members that graciously participated in this years’ SYC food drive. The food bins were situated at the security gates in the back of house, at the Caribbean and Key West Villages . We thank you for being our partners as we work together in eradicating poverty and HIV/AIDS throughout the Turks and Caicos Islands.Let’s all get involved and share a little this holiday season. Hurricane Irma causes major damage and destruction in TCIlast_img read more

first_imgHe said a campaign against the Iditarod by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals had nothing to do with its decision. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The maker of Jack Daniel’s whiskey says it’s dropping its long-running sponsorship of Alaska’s 1,000-mile (1,610 kilometer) race. Jack Daniel’s spokesman Svend Jansen said in a statement the company decided to go in a different direction by shifting most of its marketing efforts to a partnership with the National Basketball Association. The action by Louisville, Kentucky-based Brown-Forman follows a tough year for race organizers who have faced financial hardships, loss of other sponsors and the first-ever dog doping scandal. PETA lauded the action, saying the company did “the right thing.” PETA says it first contacted Jack Daniel’s following the deaths of five dogs connected with the 2017 race.last_img read more

first_imgAlso involved in the program will be recently-named fashiondirector Nina Garcia-the former Elle fashion director and “Project Runway”judge, a Hearst spokesperson tells FOLIO:. When asked about the program’srevenue model, the spokesperson declined to comment.The eight-episode series is set to debut in March 2009. Hoping to tap into the booming reality TV market, Hearst’sMarie Claire has partnered with the Style Network to produce “Running inHeels,” a weekly series chronicling the lives of Marie Claire editors, writersand interns.”This is the first docu-series in the history of themagazine,” Marie Claire editor-in-chief Joanna Coles said in a statement. Theseries will “offer unprecedented behind-the-scenes access to Marie Claire andthe stylish, smart women who put the magazine together each month,” Coles said.In addition to covering their workdays, “Running in Heels”will capture staffers’ personal lives in an attempt to “uncover what it meansto be a working woman in the cut-throat, exhilarating world of a top fashionand beauty magazine,” Hearst said in the statement. last_img read more

first_imgHere are the rest of this week’s people on the move…Eric SundermannThe Fader tapped Eric Sundermann as its first head of content this week. He joins the magazine from Vice’s music media site, Noisey, where he served as its editor-in-chief and in his new role, he will be tasked with overseeing content from all extension of The Fader, including its print, digital, social and events platforms. Sundermann will report to publisher and president Andy Cohn.Longtime Time magazine editor Michael Duffy left the magazine after over three decades to join the Washington Post, where he is taking over as acting deputy editorial page editor for Ruth Marcus, who is on book leave for the next year. Duffy most recently served as a contributing editor for Time, but has held several other positions at the title including deputy managing editor, nation editor, Washington bureau chief and editorial director of Time Inc.Editor-in-chief of The Week Ben Frumin is joining The New York Times’ product review website Wirecutter as its new EIC. In his new role, which he begins on Jan. 7, Frumin will be tasked with overseeing all of the brand’s coverage as well as leading day-to-day editorial operations. He has been with TheWeek.com since 2011, when he joined as its deputy editor before being promoted to his current role as EIC in 2012. Sarah LaskowThe Atlantic made two recent editorial appointments, including hiring Sarah Laskow as its new senior editor on the Science-Technology-Health desk, who will be tasked with running the science team starting on Dec. 17. Laskow most recently was with Atlas Obscura, where she served as a senior writer covering the science space, and prior to that, was with Smithsonian Magazine, Center for Public Integrity and NPR. And Elaina Plott, who joined The Atlantic in January of this year as a staff writer, was promoted to the role of White House correspondent. Most recently, Plott had been focusing on covering national politics with an emphasis on Congress.David Myron was tapped as the editor-in-chief of ProSales, Hanley Wood’s lumber and building materials channel. He joins the magazine from research and advisory firm Gartner where he served as the director of event program management, and before that, he was with Information Today, CRM Magazine and Speech Tech Magazine.  In his new role, Myron will be tasked with leading the magazine’s editorial direction, digital coverage plans, daily execution, and ongoing executive in-person training programming on Hanley Wood’s ProSales, the ProSales 100 Business Conference, and a portfolio of digital products. He will report to VP and editorial director for the Residential Group John McManus.Ava LubellQuartz appointed its first general counsel and director of corporate operations this week. Ava Lubell is joining the company from Slate where she had served as its general manager and general counsel, overseeing all legal work and day-to-day operations of the business. In Lubell’s new role, which is aimed at establishing standalone corporate operations for the company following its separation from Atlantic Media this past summer, she will be tasked with directing Quartz’s legal strategy, as well as overseeing the legal, facilities, IT, and human resources functions. Starting on Dec. 17, she will report to CFO Tomoyuki Ota from the New York City headquarters and will work closely with Ota to build out that staff.Christopher Rosen, who most recently served as the editorial director at Entercom, started as the editor-in-chief of TVGuide.com this week. Prior to his stint at the radio company, Rosen held the role of executive editor at Entertainment Weekly.The Washington Examiner Magazine appointed Jay Caruso and Grant Addison as deputy editors this week. Caruso, who is joining the publication from the Dallas Morning News, where he served as an editorial writer, starts his new role on Dec. 24, and Addison, who most recently served as the program manager for education policy at the American Enterprise Institute, starts on Dec. 7.Priscilla Alvarez is leaving her post as a politics editor and writer for The Atlantic to join CNN Politics as a reporter covering immigration policy and politicsJ.J. Gould announced that he leaving The New Republic, according to Politico’s Morning Media Newsletter, after just over a year with the publication, following a month-long leave. Gould, who most recently served as TNR’s editor, and briefly filled in as its acting president following publisher Hamilton Fish V’s leave of absence in the wake of sexual harassment allegations, joined the brand in Sept. 2017, and prior to that, was at The Atlantic for over seven years where he led its website. According to Michael Calderone for Politico, Gould said that he “resigned amicably,” and that he is “pursuing something else.” The New Republic reporter Nihal Krishan was selected as a Ben Bagdikian reporting fellow for Mother Jones starting this month.Former writer and editor for Foreign Policy, Defense One, and HuffPost, Molly O’Toole is joining the Los Angeles Times as an immigration writer based in Washington, D.C. Politico Pro’s Caitlin Emma is shifting from the education team to the budget and appropriations team. Anita Kumar is joining Politico next month as a White House correspondent and associate editor from McClatchy, where she covered the White House since 2012. And Politico technology reporter Ashley Gold is joining The Information as a reporter in the organization’s new Washington, D.C. bureau. Dirk StandenDirk Standen, editor-in-chief of Condé Nast’s in-house branding agency, 23 Stories—which was relaunched as CNX last month—is leaving the company, according to a report by Business of Fashion. His exit follows shortly behind the recent appointment of John Deschner as managing director of the CNX division, as well as last week’s announcement that CEO Bob Sauerberg was leaving in an effort to further integrate the U.S. and International divisions of the company and lean further into a digital-first strategy. Standen had been with Condé for 15 years, starting as the deputy editor of the digital division, before spending a decade as the editor-in-chief of Style.com until 2015, when he briefly served as digital creative director at W Magazine before taking on his most recent role. As the founding editor of 23 Stories, Standen helped to establish a major revenue source for the company. “Being the editor-in-chief of Style.com and working with such a talented group of people was the thrill of a lifetime,” said Standen in a statement shared with BOF. “Then as founding editor of 23 Stories, I got to work with many leading advertisers and help build a creative agency that quickly became one of the most successful divisions in the company. I’m looking forward to combining those experiences in my next adventure.”last_img read more

first_imgBILLERICA, MA — Members and guests of the Middlesex Canal Association are invited to a pleasant walk and talk on the remnants of the Middlesex Canal on Sunday, October 20, 2019.Those planning to join the walk should meet at 1:30pm at the Middlesex Canal Museum and Visitors’ Center (71 Faulkner Street, Billerica).The 2.5-hour walk will cover part of the Merrimack River branch of the canal in Billerica and Chelmsford, over about 3-4 miles of generally wooded terrain. Sites visited on the tour will include the recently restored guard lock, the anchor stone for the floating towpath that bridged the Concord River, and many stretches of the watered canal.The walk will be led by Robert Winters and Marlies Henderson.This is a joint walk sponsored by the Appalachian Mountain Club and the Middlesex Canal Association.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedMiddlesex Canal Association To Host Thoreau Lecture On October 27In “Community”Middlesex Canal Association To Hold Bike Tour Of Canal On October 5In “Community”Middlesex Canal Association To Host Fall Walk & Talk On October 30In “Community”last_img read more

first_imgOPEC and non-OPEC producers on Saturday reached their first deal since 2001 to curtail oil output jointly and ease a global glut after more than two years of low prices that overstretched many budgets and spurred unrest in some countries.With the deal finally signed after almost a year of arguing within the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and mistrust in the willingness of non-OPEC Russia to play ball, the market’s focus will now switch to compliance with the agreement.OPEC has a long history of cheating on output quotas. The fact that Nigeria and Libya were exempt from the deal due to production-denting civil strife will further pressure OPEC leader Saudi Arabia to shoulder the bulk of supply reductions.Russia, which 15 years ago failed to deliver on promises to cut in tandem with OPEC, is expected to perform real output reductions this time. But analysts question whether many other non-OPEC producers are attempting to present a natural decline in output as their contribution to the deal.”This agreement cements and prepares us for long-term cooperation,” Saudi Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih told reporters after the meeting, calling the deal “historic”.Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak told the same news conference: “Today’s deal will speed up the oil market stabilisation, reduce volatility, attract new investments.”Last week, OPEC agreed to slash output by 1.2 million barrels per day from Jan. 1, with top exporter Saudi Arabia cutting as much as 486,000 bpd. Falih said on Saturday that Riyadh may cut even deeper.On Saturday, producers from outside the 13-country group agreed to reduce output by 558,000 bpd, short of the initial target of 600,000 bpd but still the largest contribution by non-OPEC ever.Of that, Russia will cut 300,000 bpd, Novak said. He added it would be gradual and by the end of March Russia would be producing 200,000 bpd less than its October 2016 level of 11.247 million bpd – Russia’s highest production estimate so far.Russian output would fall to 10.947 million bpd after six months, Novak said.”They are all enjoying higher prices and compliance tends to be good in the early stages. But then as prices continue to rise, compliance will erode,” said veteran OPEC watcher and founder of Pira Energy consultancy Gary Ross.Amrita Sen from consultancy Energy Aspects said: “Compared to two months ago when the prospects of a deal were fading rapidly, this is a huge turnaround. Sceptics will argue about compliance but the symbolism in itself cannot be understated.”Ross added that OPEC would target an oil price of $60 per barrel as anything above that could encourage rival production.TWO YEARS OF PAINOil prices have more than halved in the past two years after Saudi Arabia raised output steeply in an attempt to drive higher-cost producers such as U.S. shale firms out of the market.The plunge in oil to below $50 per barrel – and sometimes even below $30 – from as high as $115 in mid-2014 has helped reduce growth in U.S. shale output.But it also hit the revenues of oil-dependent economies including Saudi Arabia and Russia, prompting the two largest exporters of crude to start their first oil cooperation talks in 15 years.In April in Doha, an attempt to clinch a deal collapsed. Novak said talks between OPEC and non-OPEC had been rescued after Saudi Arabia replaced veteran oil minister Ali al-Naimi with Falih, who “had fresh views and ideas”.Apart from Russia, the talks on Saturday were attended by or had comments or commitments sent from non-OPEC members Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bolivia, Brunei, Equatorial Guinea, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Mexico, Oman, Sudan and South Sudan.Novak said OPEC and the non-OPEC countries at the meeting were responsible for 55 percent of global output. Their joint reduction of around 1.8 million bpd would account for about 2 percent of global oil supply.Many non-OPEC countries such as Mexico and Azerbaijan face a natural drop in oil production and some analysts expressed doubts those declines should be counted as cuts.Oman said it would cut output by 45,000 bpd and Kazakhstan said it would try to reduce by 20,000 bpd next year.”While a lot of the countries are formalising natural declines, cuts by Russia, Kazakhstan and Oman are real. Russia and Kazakhstan were between them expected to add 400,000 bpd to production next year,” Sen of Energy Aspects said.last_img read more

first_imgGazipur City CorporationFearing that there might be illegal firearms and ammunition at the houses of BNP mayoral candidate Hasan Uddin Sarker and his aides, ruling Bangladesh Awami League candidate in Gazipur mayoral polls Zahangir Alam on Monday demanded that law enforcers raid the residences.He made the demand while addressing a press briefing at his residence in Gazipur around 11:30am, reports UNB.The AL candidate also urged BNP to refrain from spreading falsehood.Former vice-president of Supreme Court Bar Association advocate Shafiqul Islam Babul, vice-president of city AL Abdur Rauf Nayan, its joint general secretary Altaullah Mandal and SM Moksed Alam were, among others, present at the briefing.Meanwhile, Hasan Uddin said Zahangir’s remarks proved that they want to influence the election spreading panic.He also said he has no illegal arms but licensed ones for which he pays tax to the government.last_img read more

first_imgSometimes we can’t let go of memories because they are constant reminders of a great time that we never expect to end. Durga Puja is undoubtedly one of those kinds. In my childhood, my father never encouraged us to buy new clothes during Pujo and instead, he insisted us to buy as and when required. It was austerity, the no.1 indulgence that my father used to believe in. But we were very much pampered by my grandmother and it was great fun to go out for Pujo shopping with her. She was in her 70s with a broken leg but full of life and energy and she used to accompany us in our maternal uncle’s minibus for pandal hopping in and around the city. And still, I just can’t seem to forget the way we used to savour the delicacies of Kolkata, mainly streetfood, as it was strictly prohibited at home. Those were the most amazing days for sure. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeI truly believe that for any Bengali the amazement and excitement for Durga Pujo is something eternal. It brings a happy festive atmosphere all over. It is just not an event that brings the city of Kolkata to a halt but is a festival that unites people. During the time of Partition of Bengal in 1905, Rabindranath Tagore rightly portrayed the harmony amongst all religions during Durga Puja and I must say, it’s still pretty much the same.The textile industry of Kolkata plays a significant role in the economy of Bengal. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedI met the proprietor of Saha Textile, Kanti Saha, years back in Barasat where I was looking for a textile store. Our bond strengthened over the years. When the beautiful showroom was inaugurated at Hindustan Park, my joy knew no bound as I was aware of its popularity and of course the much-desired proximity.Saha, a true connoisseur of art and culture with his innovative work and business module, has acquired a different place in Bengal’s textile industry. He has made Barasat as the unique centre for his praiseworthy activities, which I am extremely proud of. Restoration and revival of tradition and culture in the field of textile has always been his aspiration. I have witnessed that Puja shopping at his shop is fun and I really look forward to those times.last_img read more

first_imgKolkata: State Finance and Industry, minister Amit Mitra on Tuesday said that both Tantuja and Manjusha have seen a remarkable turnaround in the last seven years since the Mamata Banerjee government took over in 2011.Tantuja, that had suffered a loss of Rs 12.69 crore in the year 2010-11 has registered an operational profit of Rs 10.26 crore in the 2017-18 fiscal. In reply to a poser by Trinamool Congress MLA Samir Kumar Jana at the state Assembly, Mitra, who is also in charge of the Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) and Textiles department stated that Tantuja, in the year 2010-11, has made a business of Rs 55.09 crore and incurred a loss of Rs 12.69 crore. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal life”In 2011-12, the very first year we assumed office, we made a profit of Rs 69 lakh. In the 2017-18 fiscal, our turnover has gone up to Rs 204. 90 crore with a profit of Rs 10.26 crore,” the minister said. He also added that Tantuja has made a business of Rs 167.70 crore in the last seven months and the operational profit has been Rs 3.39 crore. According to Mitra, the operational profit for Manjusha has been Rs 5.87 crore in the 2017-18 fiscal and it has also registered a turnover of Rs 91.04 crore. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killed”Manjusha has made a business of Rs 167.70 crore from April to October this year and has made a profit of Rs 7.39 crore,” he said. Elaborating on the reasons behind the turnaround, the minister said Tantuja has gone for massive product diversification in terms of bringing in the latest designs in sarees and has introduced jackets, scarves etc. “The state design centre is coming up with new designs and the weavers are being encouraged to incorporate new and latest designs in sarees,” Mitra added. According to him, the state government has eliminated the role of middlemen in the entire process by introducing the sale of products through e-commerce sites and also doing away with the manual calculation of sale proceeds. “The products are now purchased directly from the Self-Help Groups and the weavers through camps in various parts of the state and payments are made directly to their bank accounts,” Mitra reiterated.last_img read more

first_img Share LONDON – Would you travel halfway around the world for a handbag, or a coat? Maybe if you really loved it – and could get 20 per cent off.At the moment, the price is right in Britain, where the decision to leave the European Union has led to a sharp drop in the pound. That’s proving a bonanza for luxury goods shoppers with foreign currency to spend.Amy Chang, a 30-year-old from China, snagged a Burberry trench coat this week while visiting London for her sister’s graduation.“I’ve had my eye on it for a long time and I’ve always thought it was too expensive,” she said, gazing through the Burberry window shops in New Bond Street, the heart of high-end shopping in London. “But now, coming to Britain, it’s actually much cheaper than in China, so I finally bought it.”The pound has lost almost a fifth of its value against the dollar since the June 23 referendum on EU membership because of uncertainty about Britain’s economic prospects. That means tourist dollars go farther, and visitors are rushing to buy before retailers jack up their prices.Julie Deane, founder of the Cambridge Satchel Co., said the bargains have had a “massive effect” on tourist spending.“They come and check out the exchange rate and what it’s going to cost them and often that will mean that they go ahead and put a second bag in,” she told the BBC. “In some cases it’s been five bags and six bags.”The U.K. is currently the cheapest place to buy luxury goods, with 64 per cent of products selling for less in Britain than in the U.S., China and France, according to a survey by the professional services firm Deloitte.More news:  Can you guess the one and only hotel company to rank on Indeed’s Top Workplaces in Canada list?For example, the Louis Vuitton Speedy 30, a canvas handbag emblazoned with the iconic LV monogram, sells for the equivalent of $837 in the U.K. and $1,117 in China, Deloitte found.And wanna be shoppers – particularly those from the Far East – are rushing to London before retailers adjust prices to offset the pound’s decline. Visit Britain, the national tourism agency, says flight-reservation data shows bookings from China to Britain are up 24 per cent for the last three months of the year compared with the same period in 2015.Chinese visitors, many of whom are interested in the craftsmanship and authenticity of U.K. brands, like the boutique aspect of London shops but are also attracted to the new outlet areas such as Hackney Walk in London and Bicester Village in Oxfordshire.“The luxury market is one of the most competitive – if not the most competitive in the world,” said Anusha Couttigane, an analyst at Kantar Retail. “The fact that the pound has seen such massive devaluation has made retail a far more attractive market for consumers who had been priced out of the market previously. It’s created a boon, a much needed boon, for British businesses.”In addition, many products that are available in Britain haven’t been shipped out internationally yet, adding style tourists to the mix of those just interested in a bargain, Couttigane said.More news:  A new low for no-frills flying: easyJet assigns backless seat to passengerBurberry said this week that sales at British shops open for at least a year rose more than 30 per cent in the three months to Sept. 30. Bag sales were particularly strong, especially those of the equestrian inspired Bridle Bag. Though on sale in Britain, it is not yet widely available globally, Couttigane said.“We’re seeing that spike in interest of people who can’t buy the Bridle Bags in their home markets but they really want to get hold of it,” Couttigane said.And it’s not just bags. Perfume, clothes and cosmetics are also big on tourist shopping lists, according to a survey by the consumer research group Mintel.Joanne Milner, chief executive of Garrard _ the jewelers that made Princess Diana’s famous engagement ring _ said the number of Chinese shoppers visiting its website has grown by 75 per cent since the Brexit vote. The firm’s shop at Harrods has seen a 1,000 per cent increase.“It’s not just Garrard that is seeing it, it is London as a whole,” Milner said. “The thought is that in the long-term it will be good for British business, particularly London being the destination in Europe for luxury – whereas in the past it has vied with Paris for that position.”Luxury shoppers love that bit of cache. So if you can show off that label, or demonstrate a connection to royalty, so much the better. And better yet, they like something to put the haul into.“Chinese people love handbags” Chang said. Posted by Luxury for less: Tourists are winners in pound’s drop Monday, October 24, 2016 << Previous PostNext Post >> The Canadian Press last_img read more

first_img The innovative franchise system launched by a mortgage company may enable mortgage brokers to go into business for themselves and earn additional compensation in an industry recently beset by tough new compensation rules.[IMAGE]In a June 2 release, “”LenderCity””:http://www.lendercity.com, a Missouri-based company, announced its completion of a Uniform Franchise Disclosure Document (UFDD), which will allow licensed brokers running businesses to retain their financial independence and access back-end services without losing their identities.Greg Harris, LenderCity’s president and CEO, said that the franchise model differs significantly from the better-known net branch model, which requires brokers and loan officers to give up their licenses, accommodate new accounting procedures, and “”essentially become an employee.””””The franchise program allows loan officers to get into business for themselves and allows them to take home a much bigger slice of the pie instead of having to split”” it with other brokers, Harris said. A mortgage broker’s existing company “”will stay intact but operate as a LenderCity office under the program.””[COLUMN_BREAK]””The franchise system that we have empowers them to go back into business for themselves,”” he added.Harris said that brokers and loan officers that sign up with the franchise will retain rights to the LenderCity brand, receive customer service and administrative support, and continue to operate independently.””There are certain systems in place that they’ll have to follow,”” such as assuming the LenderCity name, Harris added. “”This is to keep all lender services the same, but mortgage brokers won’t be employees ├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├óÔé¼┼ô their licenses are theirs, their books are theirs.””Harris said he will allow LenderCity to accommodate 20 new franchises in 2011, and 40 over the course of 2012. He reported zero competition, citing a shortage of franchise systems in the loan origination broker channel, where net branches, independent businesses, and retail and correspondent shops dominate the employment landscape. He said that brokerage systems are popular in Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom, but entirely absent in the United States.LenderCity’s franchise system announcement comes on the heels of a “”Barclays Capital weekly report””:https://themreport.com/articles/barclays-new-compensation-rules-threaten-brokers-2011-06-14, which forecasted that new compensation rules pushed by the Federal Reserve in accordance with the Dodd-Frank Act will force independent brokers to close up shop.According to the report, brokers may forego as much as 90 percent of their compensation under the new rules, which ban lenders from paying loan officers revenue derived from yield-spread premiums and dual compensation services. The prohibition would drive brokers “”out of business and into correspondent and retail shops,”” analysts said.Founded in 1997, LenderCity is a Fidelity Mortgage company with 30 partners around the country, including Bank of America, Fifth Third Bank, and Wells Fargo. Share June 15, 2011 541 Views Franchise Program Allows Brokers to Stay in Businesscenter_img Agents & Brokers Company News LenderCity Lenders & Servicers Processing Service Providers 2011-06-15 Ryan Schuette in Originationlast_img read more

first_imgHouse Subcommittee Investigates Effect of Regulation on Cost of Housing in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News March 22, 2016 619 Views Government Regulation House Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance Housing Affordability 2016-03-22 Seth Welborn Share According to a release from the Subcommittee on Tuesday afternoon, housing demands in the American housing market have changed since the financial crisis in 2008, and that federal housing regulations are “too antiquated” to address future consumers’ housing needs. The Subcommittee further stated it believes that regulatory barriers are inhibiting the development and preservation of rental housing—and affecting the cost of building and maintaining affordable housing.“While overall homeownership rates have dropped, rental rates have been rising,” said Mechele Dickerson, Professor, the University of Texas at Austin School of Law, a witness at the hearing. “Since the recession, the number of renters in the U.S. increased by double digits. In fact, recent survey results show that renters are now the majority in nine of the 11 largest U.S. metropolitan areas.  While there is a robust market for high-end, luxury apartments, affordable rental units are not being built at a rate that is keeping pace with the heightened demand for those units. It is especially difficult for middle-income families to find affordable rental units in large U.S. cities.” The House Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance on Tuesday afternoon held a hearing to examine the effect of government regulations on the cost of housing—and whether those regulations are hindering or promoting affordability.Subcommittee Chairman Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-Missouri) has been an outspoken critic of government regulation when it comes to housing and the financial industry. Last week, he told a group of bankers that they need to “find a way to neuter” Dodd-Frank advocate Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) and called her “the Darth Vader of the financial world.” Warren responded by saying if Republicans want to try to roll back Dodd-Frank, “Let’s have that fight. I’m ready.”In Tuesday’s hearing, titled “The Future of Housing in America: Government Regulations and the High Cost of Housing,” Luetkemeyer was critical of the government’s intervention into housing.“Government has inserted itself into the business of housing by mandating affordable housing and community reinvestment while simultaneously stifling creation of affordable housing and community reinvestment. It’s time to promote the development and availability of housing for low- to mid-income Americans, not restrict it,” Luetkemeyer said. “So today we ask ourselves: where do people go when they reach self-sufficiency? Is the stock of affordable market-rate housing plentiful enough to support the people seeking it? The unfortunate answer is no.”last_img read more

first_imgEven with Bradford and backup quarterback Mike Glennon on the roster, questions about a long-term option surround the Cardinals.Palazzalo believes Jackson could be the answer.One of the draft’s biggest QB-needy teams, the Cardinals will turn to Jackson’s big-play ability. He had the nation’s top rushing grade in each of the last two years, and he’s capable of making multiple reads and tight-window throws, though the down-to-down accuracy is lacking for Jackson at this point in his career. Still, there’s an offense to be built around his skillset, and he’s worth a look in the first round.In three years at Louisville, Jackson went 25-14 as the starter and threw for 69 touchdowns against 27 interceptions. A dual-threat, he racked up an additional 4,132 rushing yards and 50 touchdowns on the ground.Jackson was the recipient of the 2016 Heisman Trophy. Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson runs a drill at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis, Saturday, March 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy) Top Stories 1 Comments   Share   The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Once a Cardinal, always a Cardinal. That’s the mantra Pro Football Focus believes is in store for the Arizona Cardinals at the 2018 NFL Draft.In his latest mock draft, Steve Palazzolo of Pro Football Focus has the Cardinals selecting Louisivlle quarterback Lamar Jackson with the No. 15 overall pick.Arizona signed quarterback Sam Bradford in free agency to a one-year, $20 million deal but could stand to add depth at the position given Bradford’s injury history. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retireslast_img read more