‘Hudson-Odoi would be a great signing for Bayern’

first_imgCallum Hudson-Odoi is a ‘great talent’ and would be an astute signing for Bayern Munich, according to club legend Lothar Matthaus.The 18-year-old Chelsea winger has only made 12 career appearances but Goal understands Bayern have now bid £35 million ($45m) for his services.Matthaus has been impressed by what he has seen of Hudson-Odoi so far and believes he would be a fantastic signing for the German champions, capable of making a similar impact to Jadon Sancho at Borussia Dortmund. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? “I saw him at the FA Cup game against Nottingham Forest, where he assisted both goals and was on both wings,” Matthaus told Sky.“Even in English junior teams, I have already watched him.“He’s a great talent, reminiscent of Sancho at Dortmund. Fast, a strong dribbler, good vision and good finishing.“I can imagine that he would be a great reinforcement for the champions.”Although Bayern have bid for Hudson-Odoi, they may find it hard to land their man as Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri is reluctant to let him go saying he is an important player in his squad.”To stay here is better for him,” said Sarri. “He is very young but he is improving, especially in the defensive phase.”I don’t know the situation with the club but for me he is an important player.”Meanwhile, Matthaus feels RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner has a tricky decision to make regarding his future amid interest from Bayern and Borussia Dortmund in the Germany international.“Allegedly, Dortmund are now interested as well. It could therefore, apart from other top European clubs, come down to a fight between Bayern and Dortmund for the best German striker,” added Matthaus.“In the end, the question will be where he sees the best overall package and the most tempting one when he leaves Leipzig.““Financially, of course, a Bayern deal should be higher than that of Borussia Dortmund. But Watzke and Co. have managed well, have boosted the coffers and have a lot to offer.“Should Timo have to decide between the two big German clubs, he will have to consider whether he can accept the big competition with Lewandowski and other world stars and what the club bosses and the respective coaches would make of him.”last_img read more

Kelee Ringo, No. 1 Cornerback In 2020 Class, Announces Top 5

first_imgA general view of Georgia's football stadium.ATHENS, GA – NOVEMBER 24: A general view of Sanford Stadium during the game between the Georgia Bulldogs and the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets on November 24, 2018 in Athens, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)Kelee Ringo, the top cornerback in the 2020 recruiting class, tweeted on Wednesday that he’d reveal the five remaining schools he’s considering. Well, the time has finally come for that announcement.According to 247Sports, Ringo is the No. 1 cornerback and No. 9 overall recruit in his class. Any team would be fortunate enough to receive his commitment.Ringo began his recruitment process with 34 offers, but from this point forward he’s only considering five programs.The six-foot-two cornerback has trimmed his list down to Alabama, Georgia, Ohio State, Oregon and Texas.His announcement took place on Twitter.Check it out:Thank you God for 17 years of blessings🙏 Respect my decision….. #top5 pic.twitter.com/Qig6bTROUT— Kelee Ringo (@KeleeRingo) June 27, 2019247Sports’ crystal ball prediction has Texas tied with Georgia in terms of percentage. Ultimately, lead expert Blair Angulo believes the Longhorns will land Ringo.Tom Herman could desperately use a commitment from Ringo to boost his 2020 recruiting class that ranks No. 38 in the country.Georgia, on the other hand, has the No. 4 recruiting class and is looking to make it even stronger.Another program that can’t be dismissed from the equation is Ohio State. Despite Urban Meyer’s departure from the program, head coach Ryan Day is proving that he can recruit talent to Columbus.Expect all five programs in the hunt for Ringo to ramp up their recruiting efforts.last_img read more

Höegh LNG to Provide FSRU to AGLs LNG Project

first_imgzoomIllustration; Image Courtesy: Hoegh LNG Norway-based Höegh LNG has been selected for the provision of a floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) for AGL Energy’s new LNG import project in Victoria, Australia.The company said it entered into an FSRU time charter with AGL Shipping to facilitate its proposed Gas Import Jetty project at Crib Point, Victoria, that is targeting start up in 2020 – 2021.The charter is for a period of 10 years and remains conditional on the board of directors of AGL Energy Ltd taking a final investment decision in relation to the project and receipt by the charterer of key environmental project approvals.The FSRU assigned to the project is expected to generate annual EBITDA of between USD 29 million and USD 31 million depending on planned technical modifications that may be specified by AGL before project start-up, Höegh LNG explained.last_img read more

Linitiative Télésoins va de lavant

first_imgLes Néo-Écossais auront accès plus facilement à des renseignements importants sur la santé sans quitter leur domicile grâce à un nouveau service qui permettra aux gens de communiquer par téléphone avec une infirmière autorisée. Le ministère de la Santé a signé un contrat, aujourd’hui 24 mars, avec McKesson Canada, qui exploitera le service Télésoins en Nouvelle-Écosse. Dans le cadre de l’initiative Télésoins, des infirmières autorisées seront disponibles 24 heures par jour, sept jours par semaine, pour offrir des conseils et des renseignements sur la santé par téléphone. Les personnes qui utilisent le service seront aussi avisées si elles doivent obtenir ou non un autre niveau de soins de santé. « Un élément fondamental de la transformation de notre système de soins de santé consiste à offrir aux Néo-Écossais un meilleur accès aux soins, » a dit Karen Casey, ministre de la Santé. « Le service Télésoins rendra les renseignements sur la santé plus accessibles pour les Néo-Écossais, leur permettant ainsi d’avoir un meilleur contrôle sur leur propre santé et bien-être. » Les avantages du service Télésoins incluent : aider les gens à être autonomes en matière de santé, avoir accès à une source fiable de renseignements sur la santé, réduire le besoin de se déplacer pour obtenir des conseils de base sur la santé, être mieux préparé pour les épidémies et autres événements, et surtout améliorer l’accès aux services de soins de santé primaires. « Notre équipe est honorée et heureuse que cette possibilité lui soit offerte, » a dit Domenic Pilla, président de McKesson Canada. « L’accès des patients aux soins de santé est l’un des piliers de notre entreprise et nous nous engageons à mettre en pratique notre expérience, notre expertise et notre technologie afin de contribuer à l’élaboration d’un service Télésoins de qualité supérieure pour les Néo-Écossais. « McKesson Canada est également heureux d’accueillir l’entreprise Emergency Medical Care Inc. comme partenaire dans cette initiative. Emergency Medical Care Inc., qui offre des services d’urgence en Nouvelle-Écosse, sera responsable du soutien administratif et technique, et du soutien à la téléphonie. » McKesson Canada embauchera 15 infirmières à temps plein et 12 à temps partiel, ainsi que des associés aux télésoins, des chefs d’équipes de soins cliniques, des superviseurs de formation clinique et des coordonnateurs de la main-d’œuvre. Un centre d’appels sera situé à Dartmouth et des postes seront répartis à l’échelle de la province dans le cadre d’un programme de télétravail ou de travail à domicile. Le service Télésoins coûtera environ 6,5 millions de dollars par année et sera disponible à compter de juillet.last_img read more

Budget 2016 expectations Families of MMIW hope to see funding details for

first_imgAPTN National NewsA national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls was a big campaign promise by the federal Liberals.With the budget set to be unveiled Tuesday, families of the missing and murdered hope to see some money filter down to the community level.APTN’s Shaneen Robinson has this story.last_img

UNs Western Sahara envoy en route to Morocco

26 June 2009The Secretary-General’s Personal Envoy trying to help broker a political solution regarding the status Western Sahara is on his way to Morocco, following a visit to Algeria, a spokesperson for the United Nations said today. Christopher Ross was in Algeria from 23 to 25 June, during which he met with the President of the country, the Foreign Minister and the Secretary of State for African Affairs, UN spokesperson Farhan Haq told reporters in New York. He added that Mr. Ross is in Nouakchott, Mauritania today, and will travel to the Moroccan capital, Rabat, tomorrow.Morocco has presented a plan to give autonomy to Western Sahara, while the Frente Polisario’s position is that the Territory’s final status should be decided in a referendum that includes independence as an option.Several rounds of UN-led talks held last year resulted in the parties agreeing to continue negotiations in good faith towards a solution to the issue.The UN mission, known as MINURSO, tasked with organizing a referendum on self-determination in Western Sahara and monitoring the ceasefire between Morocco and the Frente Polisario has been in place since September 1991. read more

Rogers says few customers switching to skinny TV packages but more choice

by The Canadian Press Posted Apr 18, 2016 2:42 pm MDT Last Updated Apr 18, 2016 at 5:03 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Rogers says few customers switching to skinny TV packages, but more choice coming in Dec. TORONTO – Rogers Communications says most of its customers are choosing to stick with their current TV packages rather than switch to the recently mandated skinny-basic TV bundles.“It’s a bit like going to McDonald’s,” president and CEO Guy Laurence said during a conference call with analysts after the company reported first-quarter earnings.“We’ve now given customers the chance to buy a basic hamburger and fries separately and some do. But most customers stick with the meal option … because they are better value for money.”Meanwhile, this Stanley Cup playoff season Rogers stands to take a financial hit on its $5.2-billion investment for exclusive NHL broadcast rights in Canada since all seven Canadian teams failed to make it to the post-season.The lack of Canadian representation is disappointing for all of Canada not just Rogers, said Laurence, who added that some advertisers have shifted their spending from hockey to baseball.Pressed on the issue during a conference call with the news media, Laurence said: “We don’t give guidance on revenue for forward looking quarters.”The three months ended March 31 was the first since the country’s broadcast regulator, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission, mandated all cable and satellite TV service providers offer basic cable packages capped at $25 a month as of March 1. They must also let consumers add on a-la-carte channels or pre-packaged bundles.Last week, the CRTC said 66,000 consumers have signed up for the new offerings in the first five weeks of availability. It did not break down the subscribers by company, though Laurence said his company’s uptake is in line with its market share.The type of consumer who is switching over to basic cable is “your grandmother,” Laurence said, adding that consumer may be less interested in some of the programming available beyond basic cable’s offerings.However, he stressed it’s too early to determine long-term trends from the limited data available, adding companies are only partway into the process of adhering to the regulations as they’re not required to offer both a-la-carte channels and pre-packaged bundles to consumers until December.Rogers (TSX:RCI.B) reported lower year-over-year profits in the first quarter, citing among other reasons higher restructuring costs and an increase in the adjusted operating loss of its traditional media business.The Toronto-based telecommunications giant said net income in the three months ended March 31 was $248 million or 48 cents per share, down from $255 million or 50 cents per share in the same 2015 period.Adjusted net income, which excludes certain one-time items, was $263 million or 51 cents per share, down from $275 million or 53 cents in the prior-year period.Revenue was $3.245 billion, up two per cent from $3.175 billion, reflecting growth of five per cent in its wireless operations and two per cent in business solutions. That was offset by a decline of two per cent in its cable business and three per cent in media.Reporting after markets closed, Rogers said its lower consolidated adjusted operating profit largely reflected an increase in the adjusted operating loss of its traditional media businesses, which are facing pressure from a changing advertising landscape.Net income was also impacted by higher restructuring costs for the company, which announced job cuts in the quarter affecting conventional TV, radio and publishing, as well as some back-office positions to help alleviate some of the pressure on its media business.Rogers said it posted its best first-quarter wireless postpaid churn in more than five years, thanks among other things to improving customer experience. read more

Drought drives food price spike in East Africa UN warns

“Sharply increasing prices are severely constraining food access for large numbers of households with alarming consequences in terms of food insecurity,” said Mario Zappacosta, a senior economist for the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), in a news release. Local prices of maize, sorghum and other cereals are near or at record levels in swathes of Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Uganda and Tanzania, according to the latest Food Price Monitoring and Analysis Bulletin (FPMA). Poor livestock body conditions due to pasture and water shortages and forcible culls mean animals command lower prices, leaving pastoralists with even less income to purchase basic foodstuffs. Somalia’s maize and sorghum harvests are estimated to be 75 per cent down from their usual level. In Tanzania, maize prices in Arusha, Tanzania, have almost doubled since early 2016. In South Sudan, food prices are now two to four times above their levels of a year earlier, while in Kenya, maize prices are up by around 30 per cent. Beans now cost 40 per cent more in Kenya than a year earlier, while in Uganda, the prices of beans and cassava flour are both about 25 per cent higher than a year ago in the capital city, Kampala. Drought-affected pastoral areas in the region face even harsher conditions. In Somalia, goat prices are up to 60 per cent lower than a year ago, while in pastoralist areas of Kenya the prices of goats declined by up to 30 per cent over the last 12 months.Shortages of pasture and water caused livestock deaths and reduced body mass, prompting herders to sell animals while they can, as is also occurring in drought-wracked southern Ethiopia. This also pushes up the prices of milk, which is, for instance, up 40 per cent on the year in Somalia’s Gedo region. read more

New AutoMine Lite 20 from Sandvik

first_imgThe award-winning AutoMine® product family from Sandvik continues to evolve. The brand new next generation release of AutoMine Lite 2.0 includes both consistent high-speed automated production missions and smart teleoperation capabilities for dynamic mining operations. As a combined package, the new AutoMine Lite 2.0 is a unique solution for integrated autonomy and advanced remote control of underground loaders and trucks.AutoMine Lite is a powerful tool to take advantage of full equipment performance through automation, and delivers substantial benefits including increased productivity, improved safety and cost efficiency in mining. Loader or truck production cycles can be automated with autonomous tramming and dumping as well as with loaders using Sandvik’s automatic bucket loading assistant functionality.Automated missions with AutoMine Lite are particularly suitable for mining operations requiring repeatable and consistently high performance, such as sub-level open stoping, sub-level caving, transfer levels or individual block caving drives. In addition to the optimized route-based automation, intelligent teleoperation is now an integral part of the AutoMine® Lite 2.0 product, enabling also automatic steering without pre-defined paths. This integrated solution expands the range of ideal mining applications to continuously changing mining environments, such as applications with small stopes or mine development.“AutoMine is the fastest underground loading and trucking solution on the market,” says Jarkko Ruokojärvi, Product Line Manager Automation at Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology. “The combination of automation and smart teleoperation capabilities means greater flexibility, enabling mining customers to use the most efficient operating mode in each production area or even both modes in sections of the same production cycle. It is also easy for the operator to take full advantage of the new features in the system. Switching operating modes – from automation to smart assisted teleoperation and vice versa – is simply done by pressing a button.“AutoMine Lite provides extra productive hours each day by allowing the continued operation of the loader or truck during blast clearance times. Additionally, equipment utilization is increased as operators can hand over between shifts much faster without the need to locate and travel to the equipment. Another advantage of AutoMine® Lite is that it significantly extends the lifetime of equipment, as the machine runs optimally, reducing wear and tear and maintenance costs. The AutoMine system is designed to a high level of safety and eliminates operator exposure to potential hazards in underground environments.With the new AutoMine Lite 2.0, Sandvik continues to drive the evolution of underground equipment automation. The solution is built on the proven AutoMine platform and can also be easily expanded to AutoMine Multi-Lite, which enables each system operator to simultaneously control multiple loaders or trucks and achieve even more significant value.last_img read more

Greek interest payments unmanageable

first_imgThe European Stability Mechanism has so far charged Greece about 1 percent on the funds released from the 86 billion-euro ($98 billion) bailout that Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras won in August. Those costs aren’t locked in for the life of the loan though, ESM chief financial officer Christophe Frankel said in an interview.“We can’t guarantee that the rate will remain at such a low level,” Frankel said. “We know that what we charge today is not what we will charge tomorrow and of course is very different from what we may charge in five years or 10 years time.”The prospect of “very different” interest rates adds an extra dimension to the challenges confronting Tsipras as he embarks on a second term in office. Unless he can get the Greek economy moving and the debt falling before European borrowing costs start to rise, his efforts at stabilizing the country could face an additional headwind.“If market interest rates ever start to move up, we should be prepared for either new fiscal backlashes and/or new bargaining about the so-called additional service charges from the ESM,” said Carsten Brzeski, chief economist at ING-Diba in Frankfurt. “This is as good as it gets.”Euro-area firewallCreated in 2012, the ESM was the euro area’s flagship effort to build a buffer between the currency zone and the sovereign debt crisis that at its height forced five of the bloc’s 19 nations to seek bailouts. The firewall fund borrows on behalf of the entire euro area and offers rescue funding for nations that have lost access to the markets.Greece is a prime example. The country’s 10-year yields soared to 44 percent in 2012 and more recently to 19.6 percent in July, when it wasn’t clear if Tsipras would be able to secure another infusion of rescue funds. The debt was yielding 7.7 percent on Wednesday while similarly dated bonds issued by the ESM traded at 0.87 percent.Bowing to bailout conditions gives Greece a way to access cash when its shut out of the market, and so far, low costs have been a consistent bailout perk. The ESM’s current rates are even lower than the price it pays to borrow on the long-term markets. The bailout fund sold 3 billion of 30-year bonds on Oct. 13 with an implied yield of 1.785 percent. Its short-term bills are currently trading at negative rates.The loan charges are particularly low now because the European Central Bank has pushed rates to record lows and the initial mix of debt that the ESM uses to fund its bailout program was tilted toward short-term debt. Like most of the euro area’s bailout programs, Greece’s latest program began with a hefty lump sum payout – in this case a 26 billion-euro disbursement. The ESM used a mix of bill and bond sales to raise the cash, and it also issued floating-rate notes to be set aside for bank recapitalization.Costs can changeGoing forward, the shortest debt will be rolled over into a mix of longer-term debt. This is likely to push rates up, and market conditions also could see the ESM’s borrowing costs rise. At the same time, the funding costs will be lower than if the ESM were trying to borrow at terms that exactly matched the length of the loans it offers to Greece.“From one day to another, the cost of funds can change,” Frankel said. “It does not change every day but it may change from time to time depending on new issuance or bonds coming to maturity.”Greece’s loan fees on the new bailout are the same as the ESM charges to other countries that have received bailouts – so far, Spain and Cyprus. Older euro-area bailouts came from the ESM’s temporary predecessor, the European Financial Stability Facility. Both bailout funds are aiming for an average debt maturity of between five and eight years, the same range sought out by sovereign borrowers.Frankel said bailout countries won’t be getting any rude surprises.“We are very clear and very cautious in mentioning any rate, because there are a lot of reasons why the rate could go up in the future,” Frankel said. “It could also go down – for the time being, this is always what we have experienced by the way – but it could go up again in the future.”Source: Bloomberg, Kathimerini Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Oil grain trains put squeeze on Amtrak

first_img WASHINGTON — Freight congestion has caused massive delays and even cancellations of a popular Amtrak train in recent months, a situation that could worsen as one of the nation’s largest rail companies plans to increase shipments of fossil fuels on much of the route.The Empire Builder, which runs from Chicago to Seattle and Portland, carries more passengers than any of Amtrak’s long-distance trains, 543,000 in 2012.But it also recorded the worst on-time performance in Amtrak’s nationwide network in November, at 44.5 percent. Any number below 80 percent is considered substandard under a law Congress passed in 2008.Amtrak took the drastic step this month of canceling five Empire Builder trains in one week, three eastbound and two westbound, between St. Paul, Minn., and Spokane. Delays in North Dakota and Montana were causing an imbalance of equipment and personnel at each end of the scenic, 2,000-mile run across the country’s northern tier.“Crews have to go off-shift. Equipment has to be serviced,” said Marc Magliari, an Amtrak spokesman. “We thought it best to stand down.”He added that the move was largely because of congestion on the lines of the BNSF Railway, the 32,500-mile freight railroad bought by billionaire investor Warren Buffett in 2009.BNSF, based in Fort Worth, Texas, is a major hauler of coal from Wyoming’s Powder River Basin and of crude oil from the booming Bakken region in North Dakota. The railroad and energy companies are developing terminals in Washington state to handle more of both. Click to enlargelast_img read more

Univ of Miami Hurricanes unveil retro adidas Legend of the U uniforms

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – The Miami Hurricanes have unveiled their new uniforms for the upcoming season and they are going back in time.The new uniforms look similar to the ones used in the 1980s, mirroring the dynasty years“As the Miami football program begins a new era under the guidance of former quarterback and new head coach Mark Richt, the ‘Legend of the U’ uniforms echo the past while looking to the future, and that overarching theme inspired the collaborative design between the University of Miami’s athletic department and adidas Football,” University of Miami officials said in a news release on Monday.The uniforms are made with a cutting-edge, proprietary yarn blend that increases durability and abrasion resistance. It also will feature the latest generation of adidas TECHFIT technology. Primeknit will help keep players cool and increases range of motion, giving athletes an unrivaled level of comfort and allowing them to perform at their highest levels.The jersey’s padlock system secures tension over the shoulder pads, while the bodymap fit adheres to the player, making it difficult for opponents to grab, hold or tackle.The uniforms will make their debut on Oct. 8 versus Florida State at Hard Rock Stadium, featuring  orange jerseys paired with white pants. On Thursday, Oct. 20, the team will feature white jerseys paired with orange pants.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

WILMINGTON AROUND THE WEB The Best Stories From Wilmingtons Newspapers

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are recent articles about Wilmington — published online between March 24, 2019 to March 31, 2019 — that residents should consider reading:Wilmington Town CrierChief Begonis recognized by Board of Selectmen by Lizzie McDermottBendel seeks reelection to Board of Selectmen by Lizzy HillMurphy running for Board of Selectmen seat by Lizzy HillCelebrating Earth Day by Charlotte WoodWilmington Town Crier sports stories can be read HERE.Wilmington AdvocateNoneWilmington PatchNoneLowell SunNoneLike 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… RelatedWILMINGTON AROUND THE WEB: The Best Stories From Wilmington’s NewspapersIn “Community”WILMINGTON AROUND THE WEB: The Best Stories From Wilmington’s NewspapersIn “Community”WILMINGTON AROUND THE WEB: The Best Stories From Wilmington’s NewspapersIn “Community”last_img read more

Sitkans gather for edible celebration at Wild Foods Potluck

first_imgEvery year, the Sitka Conservation Society hosts a Wild Foods Potluck. It’s an edible celebration of all that can be picked, plucked, hunted, fished, grown, and gathered in Sitka. This year, over 150 people attended and brought dishes.Download AudioThe Wild Foods Potluck, hosted by the Sitka Conservation Society at ANB Hall, brought over 150 Sitkans together for an evening of sharing – and taste testing – wild foods. (Emily Kwong/KCAW photo)There was a long table running down the middle of ANB hall, like the ultimate prelude to a Thanksgiving-sized feast. And every one of those dishes had one, or several, ingredients that never saw the inside of a grocery store.Charlie Wilbur: “We brought some spot prawns from local waters. They’re great eating and we caught ‘em!”Jasmine Shaw: “I led a 4H cooking class and we made current biscotti and potato gnocchi. The potatoes we grew in our garden.”Pat Heuer: “We brought herring eggs which is my daughter Emma’s all-time favorite. And then we also brought Sitka black tail kabobs with a little imported antelope from Wyoming.”KCAW: “That sounds delicious. I haven’t eaten anything.”Heuer: “Well you gotta get to the herring eggs before Emma because she loves them.”KCAW: “Emma, what do you like about them so much?”Emma Huer: “I like that they taste like the ocean and that they’re really crunchy.”Photo: Emily Kwong/KCAWThose were the voices of Charlie Wilbur, Jasmine Shaw, Pat and Emma Heuer. Volunteers peeled back the tin foil on these dishes and elders were given first access to the bounty.Harriet Baleal is the granddaughter of two of the founders of the Alaska Native Brotherhood, Chester Worthington and James Johnson. I asked her what was on her plate.Baleal: “Herring eggs and then I got Japanese made sushi and salmon dips and crackers and goose tongue.”KCAW: “How many nutrients do you think are on that plate?”Baleal: “I don’t know, I don’t keep track of that!”I asked Baleal whether the subsistence lifestyle was alive and well in Sitka. She said it’s taken some hard hits in the age of grocery stores.“What I think is now that there are less people going out and due to the change over to the cash economy, a lot of people can’t afford to go out and get their own,” she said.Despite the challenges, Balliel says the easiest fix is simply to gather what is in your own backyard.“I went up on Harbor Mountain last summer and got blueberries,” she said. “That was fun.”Photo: Emily Kwong/KCAWJeff Arndt is a subsistence gardener in his fourth year. I asked him what he thought of Sitka’s soil when he first arrived.Arndt: “It was some of the worst soil I ever started with,” he said. “Yeah, there was no nutrients in it – a lot of volcanic ash. I’ve been hauling in massive amounts of seaweed and manure from the Fortress of the Bear. I’ve also been putting a lot of wood chips and shavings in there, so it’s really starting to come into its own now.”KCAW: “How does the soil feel now?”Arndt: “It’s starting to feel really loamy. It’s got a lot of texture instead of being compressed.”Arndt also feels that Sitka is on the cusp of a renaissance in home gardening.“There’s a lot of energy in town to produce our own food and be sustainable, so I think we’re entering a golden age of home gardening in Sitka,” Arndt said. “That’s my observation.”Of course, it wouldn’t be a potluck without something sweet at the end.Chris and Steve Warren won best dessert for a cheesecake with homemade graham cracker crust topped with spruce tip ginger marmalade. The spruce tips were gathered on the far end of Kramer Avenue.“And I’m only telling you this because this isn’t like mushrooms, where, ‘This is my secret spot. Are you crazy? I would never tell you that,’” Steve Warren said. “There’s abundant spruce tips there and many people could get more than they could possibly eat spruce tips anything.”Warren thought the spruce tips would nicely complement the bite of ginger.Warren: “It’s really sweeter than something you would expect to come from a conifer tree. It’s almost cloyingly sweet,” Warren said. “There’s something that gets changed when you simmer it all day to the get the flavor out of the spruce tips. You literally spend half a day with it simmering slowly and end up with all things, a pink liquid.”KCAW: “It is very labor intensive food. All of this probably took much longer compared to most dishes.”Warren: “Compared to what though? That’s the question. Labor intensive compared to going to work and buying something and paying $16/lb for beach asparagus?”It was a fair point. And I soon after put down my microphone and scooped myself a big serving of salmon dip.last_img read more

Kachori seller with turnover of Rs 60 lakhs gets tax notice

first_imgAligarh : A simple shop selling ‘kachoris’ in Uttar Pradesh’s Aligarh has left the commercial tax sleuths astounded. The shop, known as ‘Mukesh Kachori’, is located near Seema cinema hall and is a favourite among the locals. Mukesh, the owner of the shop begins selling ‘kachoris’ and ‘samosas’ in the morning and continues through the day. The line of customers never seems to end. Also Read – Shia Waqf Board claims right over disputed Ayodhya land Advertise With Us All was well with Mukesh and his shop until recently when someone lodged a complaint with the commercial tax department. A team of tax inspectors sat at another shop near Mukesh Kachori and started keeping track of sales. They found that Mukesh was earning anywhere between Rs 60 lakhs to Rs 1 crore and even more annually. A notice has now been issued to Mukesh because he has not registered his shop under GST and does not pay any taxes. Also Read – Key aide of PM opts outof service Advertise With Us “I am not aware of all this. I have been running my shop for the past 12 years and no one ever told me that these formalities are needed. We are simple people who sell ‘kachoris’ and ‘samosas’ for a living,” Mukesh said. A member of the State Intelligence Bureau (SIB), who is investigating the case, said: “Mukesh readily admitted to his income and gave us all details of his expenditure on raw material, oil, LPG cylinders etc.” Advertise With Us It is mandatory for anyone having a turnover of Rs 40 lakhs and above to get a GST registration. A 5 per cent tax is levied on prepared food. The SIB official said that Mukesh will have to get a GST registration and also pay tax for one year. SIB Deputy Commissioner R.P.D. Kaunteya said that a notice has already been issued to Mukesh.last_img read more

Crude prices edge down but these five factors will determine future course

first_imgCrude oil storage tanks are seen from above at the Cushing oil hub, appearing to run out of space to contain a historic supply glut that has hammered prices, in Cushing, Oklahoma, March 24, 2016.Reuters fileThe spike in global crude prices this month that took oil analysts off guard is reversing, with the last three trading sessions seeing a sharp reduction in prices. The immediate trigger was the talks between Russia and Saudi Arabia over increasing output by 1 million barrels per day to offset the supply reductions from Iran and Venezuela.Analysts believe that OPEC and Russia may finalise an output increase at a meeting scheduled on June 22. Until then oil prices could hold steady or edge down, in anticipation of the increase in supply by OPEC and Non-OPEC members, analysts at HDFC Bank have said.The analysts said in an emailed research note that the period of low oil prices is over – for at least 2018. “We have seen upside risks to oil prices rise substantially over the last few months. In our view, a significant fraction of the risks appear to be ”priced in” and indeed some of these might abate over time.”The treasury researchers at the bank say oil prices could average at $70-72 per barrel this year. However, they add that significant external factors can still add volatility to the oil market. They have put down the following oil market triggers that need to be watched.1. Saudis will try to boost pricesSaudi Arabia clearly favours higher oil prices as their fiscal deficit target is dependent on oil prices. Riyadh needs oil prices to be close to $88 per barrel to balance its budget. Moreover, the success of Saudi Aaramco’s IPO depends on higher oil prices as well.2. The US positionThought the US is traditionally loathe to higher oil prices, the fact that it’s becoming a major exporter of oil, things have changed. “With the mid-term elections for the houses of Congress due towards the end of this year, President Trump seems against a sharp ramp up in oil prices for fear of alienating his middle and working class voter base.”3. The Venezuela factorVenezuela is looking down the barrel, and production can progressively decline. The world’s biggest holder of oil reserves has seen a 40 percent decline in its oil output since 2015 amid political turmoil and an economic slowdown. Venezuela has seen a reduction in output of 579,000 bpd overshooting its target production cut of only 95,000 bpd. Further, since the election win of President Nicolas Maduro, the risk of US imposing sanctions on Venezuela’s oil industry have risen and if imposed could lead to further supply disruptions.4. Libya supply disruptionsThe stagnation in Libya’s oil supply at 1mpd over the last year raises questions over the stability and growth in Libya’s oil output. This lack of increase in oil supply from Libya has less to do with the production cuts imposed for OPEC members and more to do with the unstable political situation in the country. “Any escalation in political uncertainty in Libya could attenuate the already high over-compliance levels by OPEC members and put pressure on oil prices,” the HDFC analysts say.5. Iran sanctionsFinally, oil supply from Iran can fall further if other countries fall in line with the US and impose sanctions on the country. The analysts are earmarking an up to 1 million barrel per day of drop in Iranian output if the sanctions come in full force.last_img read more

5 killed as militants attack Philippine tourist island Army

first_imgFive people including a Philippine police officer were killed Tuesday in clashes with 10 suspected members of the Abu Sayyaf kidnap group on the resort island of Bohol, authorities said.Five bodies have been recovered at the scene of the fighting, Philippine military spokesman Brigadier-General Restituto Padilla said on ABS-CBN television in Manila.At least one policeman was confirmed killed in the fight, national police spokesman Senior Superintendent Dionardo Carlos said in a statement.”Security forces reported that the armed group is well-armed with heavy-calibre weapons, but now cornered in an isolated section” of Bohol, Philippine military chief of staff General Eduardo Ano said in a statement.The incursion would be the first on the tourist island by the Abu Sayyaf, which has long engaged in kidnapping for ransom — often targeting foreigners.The group, also blamed for deadly bombings, has pledged allegiance to the Islamic State movement that holds large swathes of Iraq and Syria.The gunmen sailed into the Bohol town of Inabanga on Monday, going upriver toward a remote section of the island aboard three fast boats, Inabanga police officer Edwin Melicor told AFP by telephone.A clash broke out as police went to investigate early Tuesday, Melicor added.last_img read more

Facebook Will Start Banning White Nationalists Separatists

first_imgFacebook has long had policies to ban white supremacist content, but the company said on Wednesday that it became increasingly clear that this was not enough. “Over the past three months our conversations with members of civil society and academics who are experts in race relations around the world have confirmed that white nationalism and separatism cannot be meaningfully separated from white supremacy and organized hate groups,” it said in its blog post.Facebook said on Wednesday that it would also redirect any search terms for white nationalist and white supremacist content to a page maintained by Life After Hate, a group dedicated to helping right-wing extremists to discover different points of view, and ultimately overcome their beliefs.The company also said that it would continue to invest in artificial intelligence to find and remove extremist and white nationalist content, while also addressing some of the shortcomings of the technology.“Unfortunately, there will always be people who try to game our systems to spread hate,” the company wrote. “Our challenge is to stay ahead by continuing to improve our technologies, evolve our policies and work with experts who can bolster our own efforts.” Facebook is tightening the rules around content produced by the fringe right: The company is going to ban “praise, support and representation of white nationalism and separatism” on both Facebook and Instagram, it announced Wednesday.“Going forward, while people will still be able to demonstrate pride in their ethnic heritage, we will not tolerate praise or support for white nationalism and separatism,” the company said in a blog post. Facebook said that it would start enforcing the new rules next week.The ban on white nationalism comes two weeks after the deadly mass shooting in New Zealand, which had been live streamed on Facebook. While critics initially focused on Facebook’s and its competitors struggles to remove footage shot by the perpetrator of the shooting, a self-declared white supremacist, many have since also asked how the kind of ideology shared by the shooter and his supporters was being allowed on social media in the first place. Popular on Variety center_img ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15last_img read more

Colin and Joel Klatt debate Oklahoma vs Ohio State

first_img Advertisement The yearly debate over the final team that should make the College Football Playoff is here like clockwork, with Oklahoma and Ohio State vying for the fourth spot. Colin thinks the Sooners should get in over the Buckeyes, and cites Urban Meyer’s team’s 29 point loss to 6-6 Purdue as the main reason why.Today in The Herd, FS1 lead college football analyst Joel Klatt stopped by to push back on Colin’s assertion that the case is open and shut. He ultimately thinks the Sooners will get in, but pointed out that there defense has been beyond embarrassing – especially in the last month – and Ohio State’s complete domination of previously #4 ranked Michigan is more impressive than any of Oklahoma’s performances.Watch Colin and the Klattser do what they do best, that being argue like an old married couple.last_img read more