Mavs launch probe after allegations of workplace misconduct

first_imgAFP official booed out of forum Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises View comments Ussery had left Nike to join the Mavericks and had previously served as commissioner of the old Continental Basketball Association. He was praised by former NBA Commissioner David Stern and served as the Mavericks’ alternate governor with the league.“I am deeply disappointed that anonymous sources have made such outright false and inflammatory accusations against me,” Ussery said. “During my nearly 20-year tenure with the Mavericks, I am not aware of any sexual harassment complaints about me or any findings by the organization that I engaged in inappropriate conduct.”Ussery said he had raised concerns about other Mavericks employees who he said engaged in inappropriate sexual conduct and the organization didn’t address those concerns.“I believe these misleading claims about me are part of an attempt to shift blame for the failure to remove employees who created an uncomfortable and hostile work environment within the Mavericks organization,” Ussery saidCuban told the magazine that the team was establishing a hotline for counseling and support services for past and current employees. He is mandating sensitivity training for all employees, himself included. MOST READ Injured Castro out for Gilas duel vs Aussies Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH The Mavericks said Wednesday they hired Evan Krutoy and Anne Milgrim to lead the independent investigation. Krutoy served as a prosecutor at the Manhattan District Attorney’s office for over 20 years and served as Acting Deputy Bureau Chief of the Sex Crimes Unit. Milgrim is a professor at New York University School of Law, and a former former New Jersey attorney general.SI contacted six female former Mavericks or American Airlines Center employees who claimed they left the sports sector because of a structure that left them feeling vulnerable and devalued while protecting powerful men who misbehaved. A male former department head said there was “built-in protection for a lot of men.”A woman who had recently been hired as a support staffer said Ussery made sexually suggestive remarks to her in the media dining room before a game during the 2010-11 season, when the Mavericks won their only NBA championship. The woman said she had been told by others to be wary of Ussery.“Obviously there’s a problem in the Mavericks organization and we’ve got to fix it,” Cuban told the magazine. “I’m embarrassed, to be honest with you, that it happened under my ownership, and it needs to be fixed.”Two women claimed the Ussery harassed them for years, incidents that ranged from inappropriate remarks to requests for sex to touching women’s calves and thighs during meetings.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next Mark Cuban, owner of the Dallas Mavericks, looks on with Dwight Powell #7, Salah Mejri #50 and Maximilian Kleber #42 in the final seconds of their 112-107 loss to the Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena on December 23, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images/AFPDALLAS (AP) — The Dallas Mavericks have hired outside counsel to investigate allegations of inappropriate conduct by former team president Terdema Ussery in a Sports Illustrated report that described a hostile workplace for women.Ussery was accused of making sexually suggestive remarks to several women. He spent 18 years with the team before going to the sports apparel company Under Armour in 2015. Ussery, who was investigated by the team over similar claims in 1998, denied the allegations in a statement to SI.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES The report said team website reporter Earl Sneed was twice accused of domestic assault while working for the Mavericks, including a guilty plea in a case that was dismissed when he met the conditions of the agreement.The team said Sneed had been fired, and Mavericks owner Mark Cuban told SI that he fired human resources director Buddy Pittman after learning details of the magazine’s report. Pittman and Sneed declined to comment to SI.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe NBA said the Mavericks had informed the league of the allegations involving Ussery and Sneed.“This alleged conduct runs counter to the steadfast commitment of the NBA and its teams to foster safe, respectful and welcoming workplaces for all employees,” the league said. “Such behavior is completely unacceptable and we will closely monitor the independent investigation into this matter.” John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s weddinglast_img read more

Clutch Fonacier shoots NLEX past San Miguel

first_imgFacing a four-point lead in the final minute, Alex Cabagnot didn’t want the game to slip away from San Miguel, banging a corner three in the last five seconds of the game.The window remained open for the Beermen after Alex Mallari muffed his freebies, but Fonacier and Fuller stifled Cabagnot’s last-second jumper to preserve the victory.Wendell McKines topped San Miguel with 28 points, 14 rebounds, and six assists, while Cabagnot, Marcio Lassiter, and Arwind Santos all had 19 markers apiece in the loss.NLEX broke the game open early, 25-10, but San Miguel kept coming back before the Road Warriors finally took the driver’s seat late in the third quarter, 70-68, setting up the nip-and-tuck battle to the finish.The scores:ADVERTISEMENT Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “Larry is vintage from eight years ago. He’s playing well for us, not only the leadership but also the scoring,” said NLEX head coach Yeng Guiao.Fonacier unleashed eight of his 16 points in the fourth period as he went 4-of-5 from beyond the arc, on top of four rebounds and three assists.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingAaron Fuller led NLEX with 26 markers, 22 boards, two steals, and two blocks, while JR Quiñahan got 17 points, 10 rebounds, and one assist — that being the tip that led to Fonacier’s backbreaking three-pointer.“It’s so hard to believe that we beat San Miguel in a tight game. We are developing some maturity and composure in the end game and it’s a good sign for us,” he said. “The more important thing is we got our sixth win which, in our calculation, makes us clinch a spot the quarterfinals.” Yap, Rain or Shine finally beat Star NLEX 103 – Fuller 26, Quiñahan 17, Fonacier 16, Mallari 10, Tiongson 8, Alas 7, Soyud 7, Baguio 5, J. Villanueva 3, Lastimosa 2, Al-Hussaini 2, Taulava 0.SAN MIGUEL 100 – McKines 28, Lassiter 19, Santos 19, Cabagnot 19, Fajardo 6, Ross 4, Ganuelas-Rosser 2, Espinas 2, Heruela 1, Tubid 0.Quarters: 25-24, 48-39, 68-70, 103-100.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Larry Fonacier. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netLarry Fonacier drilled the two clutch 3-pointers in the last two minutes to help NLEX escape Grand Slam-seeking San Miguel Beer, 103-100, in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The veteran marksman drained the go-ahead triple with 1:46 to play and followed it up with another three from the top of the key to put the Road Warriors up, 101-97, with 23.9 left.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaulcenter_img Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Biggest Pogo service provider padlocked for tax evasion Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

RBI hikes key rates by 25 basis points, home, auto loans to get costlier

first_imgRBI to continue with tight monetary policy to check inflationThe RBI, which hiked interest rates for the tenth time in 15 months on Thursday, said it will continue with its tight monetary policy as inflation is spreading to the non-food segment also, which is a concern.”Based on the current and evolving growth and inflation scenario, the Reserve Bank will need to persist with its anti-inflationary stance of monetary policy,” the central bank said in its mid-quarter review of credit policy.”Domestically, inflation persists at uncomfortable levels. Moreover, the headline numbers understate the pressures because fuel prices have yet to reflect global crude prices,” it said.Read how you can deal with rising interest rates and still get that loan Non-food manufactured products inflation stood at 8.5 per cent in March. It increased from 6.3 per cent in April to 7.3 per cent in May, 2011, much above its medium-term trend of 4 per cent.”This pattern in non-food manufactured products inflation is a matter of particular concern. Besides reflecting high commodity prices, it also suggests more generalised inflationary pressures (and that) rising wages and costs of service inputs are apparently being passed on by producers along the entire supply chain,” the RBI said.Food inflation, however, declined marginally to 8.96 per cent for the week ended June 4 from 9.01 per cent in the previous week.Headline inflation, as measured by the wholesale price index (WPI), was 9.7 per cent in March, 8.7 per cent in April and 9.1 per cent in the following month.The RBI said given the recent pattern, the inflation numbers for April and May are likely to be revised upward.advertisement”Thus, the headline WPI inflation rate remains elevated, consistent with the projections made in the Annual Policy Statement of May 3,” it said.The main drivers of inflation in April-May, 2011, were non-food primary articles, fuel and non-food manufactured products. Best banks to take loan fromWith PTI inputsFor more news on India, click here.For more news on Business, click here.For more news on Movies, click here.For more news on Sports, click here.last_img read more

Former FSU RB Devonta Freeman Calls Out Cameraman Wearing Florida Gators Shirt

first_imgFlorida State players wait behind a banner before running onto the field.PASADENA, CA – JANUARY 01: A general view during the College Football Playoff Semifinal between the Florida State Seminoles and the Oregon Ducks at the Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual at the Rose Bowl on January 1, 2015 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)Former Florida State running back Devonta Freeman has done the Seminoles proud, rushing for 811 yards through 11 games for the Atlanta Falcons. But Freeman will likely find himself as a fan favorite in Tallahassee for another reason this week.In the team’s locker room this past Friday, Freeman called out a cameraman who was wearing Florida Gators gear. Freeman found a roll of black tape and covered up the logo. Check it out:So this happened today @devontafreeman @AHittel pic.twitter.com/jeXktGa4N8— Ashley Rose (@AshleyTVRose) December 4, 2015Well-played, for sure. We imagine the cameraman won’t be making the same mistake next time around.last_img read more

Homemade Hamburger Buns: Easier Than You Think, Tastier Than You Buy

first_img How to Smoke Meat: Everything You Need to Know Easy 3-Ingredient Cocktails You Can Master 6 Essential Scotch Cocktails That You Need to Know 5 Classic Whiskey Cocktails You Should Know How to Make Flickr User Tim SacktonThere’s nothing like homemade food, especially when it’s a home-cooked meal that’s genuinely made from scratch. When a cook starts with nothing but raw ingredients and ends with a sumptuous and entirely original feast, the diners (AKA friends and family) are in for a treat. This is all the more true when dealing with grilled foods, as grilling allows a home chef to add their own unique blends of spices and marinades, to use smoke or rubs, to cook slowly and steadily over low heat or to quickly sear on a blazing barbecue.You probably have your own preferred way to create, season, and prepare hamburger patties and I’ll wager you have your own preferred cheese pairings, condiment blends, and selection of toppings, but when it comes to the bun, if you’re like most people, you settle for a few blasé store-bought option. (Or maybe you saw my article on a few great hamburger bun options that add more flavor and character?) What if I told you that making hamburger buns from scratch is easy, satisfying, and delicious? Let’s find out…Making hamburger buns from scratch is easy, satisfying, and delicious. Now that we have that cleared up, here’s how to make hamburger buns at home using nothing more than…Homemade Hamburger BunSteven JohnIngredients:3 Cups Flour (I use all-purpose; whole wheat is fine too).5 Cup Lukewarm Water.5 Cup Lukewarm Milk1 Tbsp Dry Yeast (a Heaping Tablespoon)1 Egg, plus one Egg White (or two very small eggs—set aside about a tbsp of egg)1 Tsp Salt1 Tbsp Sugar3 Tbsp Melted Butter (or a butter substitute, or 2 tbsp oil —but not olive oil!)Method:Combine water, milk, and yeast and stir gently, then rest the blend for about five minutes.Stir the sugar, salt, egg, and flour into the yeast/liquid blend, in that order, and blend well.Knead the dough (yep, it’s dough now!) for about five minutes, then cover the mixing bowl and set it aside for an hour, ideally in a rather warm part of the house. (I often rest my dough bowl on top of the hot water heater).Pre-heat the oven to 375, then punch the dough back down before you divide the mixture into eight balls; shape those balls into discs.Brush the tops of the discs with a bit of that reserved egg.Bake your dough discs for 15 minutes, then let ’em cool. Slice and serve.Making Your Homemade Hamburger Buns AwesomeSo there you have it, folks: a super simple recipe that makes satisfying burger buns.But if you want to make your homemade buns next level awesome, you need to spice things up. You can use that brushed on egg to coat the top of your buns in classic sesame seeds, in sea salt, with cracked pepper, or with any other seasoning you want. But where things get extra tasty is through blended in herbs and spices.You can mix rosemary or thyme into the dough, or bake in red pepper flakes for extra kick. Add shavings of cheeses (hard cheese work great; softer ones are fine too, just go easy). Add fresh, finely chopped chives. Add anything that sounds excellent to you; worst case scenario, you wasted about three dollars worth of ingredients. Best case scenario, you create an entirely original bun recipe that lives up to your legendary burgers. Editors’ Recommendations 10 Classic Vodka Cocktail Recipes You Can Mix at Home last_img read more

Drugs Found on Danaos Containership in Peru

first_imgzoom An unidentified quantity of drugs was found on board a container vessel Dimitris C while in the port of Ilo, Peru, on September 14.The owner of the ship Danaos Shipping Co told World Maritime News that the contraband was found during a regular inspection on board the Panamax boxship mandated by the company when its ships call into ports suspected of drug trafficking.As informed, the drugs were found by the crew, carefully hidden in a void space on the deck between two holds.The master of the Maltese-flagged vessel informed the authorities of the incident, and shortly thereafter police forces accompanied by trained dogs boarded the vessel.“A full search was conducted by the authorities, escorted by the crew’s safety committee, an office representative who flew from Greece and the representatives of the local P&I. No other drugs were found onboard,” the company said in a statement.The 40,102 DWT ship was held in the port for three days due to the ongoing investigation proceedings.The ship’s crew members were interrogated by the local prosecutor, only to be released without charges as they were found to be innocent, Danaos said.The 2001-built vessel was cleared to depart from the port and left on Sunday, September 17.Based on the ship’s latest AIS data, it is underway using engine, fully-laden, and bound for Guayaquil, Equador.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

Early photogenic iceberg raises expectations for Newfoundlands season

first_imgST. JOHN’S, N.L. — This historic port city welcomed an unexpected early guest on Easter weekend: a sizable iceberg, a ridge of white framed between the hills of the Narrows leading into the city’s harbour.Visible from downtown, the photogenic ‘berg drew excited locals and tourists to trails along the city’s iconic Signal Hill on Sunday, and raised expectations for this year’s iceberg season.The ‘berg’s early arrival is a good sign for the lucrative industry that offers tourists a look at the frozen formations, most often seen drifting down the coast of the island from May through the summer months.Barry Rogers, whose Iceberg Quest Ocean Tours operates out of St. John’s and Twillingate off the island’s northeast coast, said there have already been upwards of 20 icebergs sighted in the Twillingate area, suggesting a rewarding few months ahead for iceberg chasers.“I’m very optimistic about this season now,” Rogers said. “It’s a darn good sign to have had this much ice around in our Twillingate area in particular.”The 2018 season brought relatively few ‘bergs close to areas with high tourist traffic, though local Facebook groups and Instagram pages documented sightings across Newfoundland’s coastal communities.Meteorologist Brian Walsh posted on Twitter that 2019 “should be a good tourist season for icebergs,” as wind patterns drive more of them closer to Newfoundland’s coast.Most of the ‘bergs floating down the east coast area known as Iceberg Alley come from Greenland after breaking off of 10,000-year-old glaciers and falling into the sea.Despite last year’s small showing, the island’s iceberg season has captured the word’s attention year after year, with striking images that show off the sheer scale of the icebergs against small boats and buildings.One towering iceberg drew a flood of onlookers to Ferryland, a town of about 500, in April 2017, and made headlines in global media including The New York Times, CNN, BBC, Time, The Guardian and Russia’s state-backed news channel.After being in business for over 10 years, Rogers said he doesn’t get tired showing off the beautiful natural phenomenon to tourists and locals who don’t seem to get weary of seeing the contours, changing light and reflections while out on the water. Some of the wonder comes from what’s left unseen, Rogers said, given that about 90 per cent of an iceberg’s mass is submerged under water.“You have to really let your imagination kick in to be able to think about that full volume,” Rogers said. “That intrigues a lot of people, the beautiful colourations and so on.”While onlookers gathered on land Sunday, St. John’s photographer Alick Tsui was down with Rogers and his team on the water for an up close and personal look at the floating spectacle.“From my estimate, the ‘Easter Berg’ is about 6 metres high and 60 metres in length. It is a beautiful flat tabular small berg,” Tsui wrote in a blog post.Tsui has shot many iceberg photos over the years but said he doesn’t tire of the chase — he was considering driving to Bonavista, about three hours up the coast, to shoot photos this weekend but was lucky enough to catch the St. John’s ‘berg by staying close to home.His iceberg chases have taken him up and down the island, and he said he recommends friends come to visit during iceberg season to catch the special sights known to arrive at many Newfoundlanders’ doorsteps.“In Twillingate two years ago, I sat down on a hill and watched an iceberg for three hours watching the boats pass by and seeing the waves cutting on the iceberg,” Tsui said.“If you are lucky enough you can see one of the icebergs that splits into little pieces and that will be amazing. The sound it made was so loud, I mean, you could never, never forget it.”Holly McKenzie-Sutter, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

King Mohammed VI Reviews Healthcare Expansion Progress

Rabat- El Othmani and Doukkali informed the King of the first steps the inter-ministerial commission has made to improve the Medical Assistance Plan (RAMED) in a meeting at the Royal Palace of Rabat.The King noted the inconsistencies affecting RAMED’s implementation and the need to rectify the country’s ailing healthcare system.In his Throne Day speech, July 29, the King urged ministers to focus on RAMED, suggesting that they should collectively work to correct the country’s health system “characterized by blatant disparities and poor management” and bring positive change for Moroccans. Read Also: Macron to Visit Morocco Next Week to Launch LGV with King Mohammed VIThe King pledged to personally supervise the project and remove anything that might hinder its progress.The government plans to cover 90 percent of the Moroccan population with health insurance by 2021.RAMED, which has been in place for six years, and Compulsory Health Insurance (AMO) cover only 60 percent of Moroccans. More than 25 percent of Moroccans (8.5 million) do not have access to medical care, especially the poor who live in rural areas, according to the World Bank 2017 Economic Memorandum.The quality of healthcare is also affected by the many qualified doctors who emigrate because of the lack of proper infrastructure.In his speech on the opening of the legislative year, October 12, the King proposed that foreign investors in the Moroccan healthcare system share their professional expertise to benefit the country’s youth and increase employment opportunities in all sectors.The King said the proposal would be a win-win because the King suggested opening jobs which are “currently unlicensed for foreigners in the health sector.” In May, World Health Organization (WHO) Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus pledged to support Morocco’s ambition to extend health insurance to low-income and disadvantaged people.The 2011 Constitution dictates equal access of citizens to health care, basic medical coverage, solidarity, health equality, and equal distribution of health resources. read more

ACF submits report on Lanka

Action Against Hunger / Action Contre la Faim (ACF) and human rights initiative SPEAK are submitting a report to the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) in advance of the HRC’s review of Sri Lanka’s human rights practices in October 2012, a Reuters report said today.On 4 August 2006, 17 aid workers working for humanitarian organisation Action Against Hunger (ACF) International were murdered in the town of Muttur, north-eastern Sri Lanka. The massacre accounts for one of the most serious crimes ever committed against a non-governmental organisation. Several legal proceedings were initiated in Sri Lanka, but ACF has been forced to recognise the failure of these procedures and the blatant lack of will of the Sri Lankan justice system to establish the truth and identify the perpetrators of the massacre. As a result ACF and human rights initiative SPEAK are submitting a report to the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) condemning the obstructionism and flagrant failures of the Sri Lankan authorities. The report highlights that the search for the truth has been a casualty of obstructionism, the intrusion of politics into the judicial process, a lack of transparency and massive errors during the two years of investigations.ACF is calling on the Human Rights Council to launch a full international and independent investigation to obtain the truth and identify the perpetrators of the brutal massacre and officially recognise Sri Lanka’s violations of its international obligations. Following the Muttur massacre, ACF closely followed three national-level judicial proceedings. The proceedings, which spanned two years of investigations, were subject to continuous delays and have been riddled with errors. After the departure of international observers, ACF withdrew from the proceedings and left the country in March 2008 to advocate for a full international investigation into the crime to bring the guilty parties to justice.ACF considers that it is now the responsibility of the international community and the United Nations to address Sri Lanka’s failures to fulfill its duties under International Human Rights Law and International Humanitarian Law. read more

Charles Saatchi to divorce wife TV chef Nigella Lawson after assaulting her

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email LONDON – Prominent art collector Charles Saatchi said Sunday he is divorcing his celebrity chef wife Nigella Lawson because she did not publicly defend his reputation after images emerged of him grasping her throat in a posh London restaurant.Tabloid newspapers last month published photos of the incident, which Saatchi described as a “playful tiff” during an intense debate about the couple’s children.The 70-year-old Saatchi was given a police “caution” after admitting assault.He told Britain’s Mail on Sunday newspaper that he was “sorry” to announce he will be divorcing Lawson, adding that they have become “estranged” and drifted apart over the past year.“‘I feel that I have clearly been a disappointment to Nigella during the last year or so, and I am disappointed that she was advised to make no public comment to explain that I abhor violence of any kind against women, and have never abused her physically in any way,” he said.In what the tabloid called an “exclusive statement” breaking the news to Lawson, Saatchi also suggested that Lawson had herself grasped his neck in a similar fashion in the past.The Mail on Sunday said that Lawson was not made aware of the divorce move prior to publication.Lawson and Saatchi married in 2003 and lived in London with Lawson’s son and daughter from her marriage to journalist John Diamond, who died of cancer in 2001, and Saatchi’s daughter from a previous marriage.Lawson’s spokesman Mark Hutchinson — who previously has confirmed that she and her children left the family home after the photos were published — declined to comment on Saatchi’s statement.Lawson is a well-known TV presenter and chef whose cookbooks are bestsellers in Britain and the United States.Saatchi, co-founder of the Saatchi & Saatchi ad agency, owns one of London’s biggest private art galleries. He was the main patron of the Young British Artists movement of the 1990s, which made household names of artists including Damien Hirst and Tracey Emin. by The Associated Press Posted Jul 7, 2013 8:43 am MDT Charles Saatchi to divorce wife, TV chef Nigella Lawson, after assaulting her at a restaurant read more

Most activelytraded companies on the TSX

Most actively-traded companies on the TSX by The Canadian Press Posted Aug 5, 2016 2:50 pm MDT Last Updated Aug 5, 2016 at 3:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Some of the most active companies traded Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (14,648.77, up 119.99 points):Telesta Therapeutics Inc. (TSX:TST). Health care. Up 1.5 cents, or 30 per cent, to 6.5 cents on 9.8-million shares.Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Aerospace, rail equipment. Down one cent, or 0.50 per cent, to $1.98 on seven-million shares. Bombardier reported a US$490 million net loss Friday and said one of its coveted CSeries orders was scaled back after a quarter that saw the aerospace giant deliver the first passenger jets. The company said it agreed to revise a 2013 order by Ilyushin Finance Co. for 32 CSeries 300 planes in response to the Russian firm’s market needs. Under the changes, the Moscow leasing company would now buy 20 CS300 and one Q400 aircraft. Revenue from all sources, reported in U.S. dollars, fell during the second quarter to $4.31 billion from $4.62 billion.Manulife Financial Corp. (TSX:MFC). Financial Services. Up 26 cents, or 1.53 per cent, to $17.21 on 5.4-million shares.Yamana Gold Inc. (TSX:YRI). Miner. Down 16 cents, or 2.11 per cent, to $7.44 on 5.2-million shares.Gran Colombia Gold Corp. (TSX:GCM). Miner. Down half-a-cent, or 3.45 per cent, to 14 cents on 5.1-million shares.B2Gold Corp. (TSX:BTO). Miner. Down three cents, or 0.68 per cent, to $4.38 on 4.8-million shares.Companies reporting major news:Magna International (TSX:MG). Auto parts. Up $2.71, or 5.44 per cent, to $52.57 on 1.2-million shares. Magna is reporting net income of US$558 million in the second quarter, a slight improvement for the Canadian auto parts giant compared with the same quarter a year ago. The Aurora, Ont.-based company — which reports in U.S. currency — says diluted earnings per share were equal to $1.41, up from $538 million or $1.29 in the second quarter of 2015. read more

Don Cyr steps up as new Dean of Goodman School of Business

Don Cyr has been appointed Dean of the Goodman School of Business.The Goodman School of Business has its first-ever full-time dean, and he won’t need any help finding his way to the office.Don Cyr has been interim Dean of Business at Brock for 16 months, and has now accepted an appointment as Dean of the Goodman School. The five-year appointment takes effect on July 1, and until then he will remain as interim dean.Cyr was named interim Dean of Business in January 2012, and remained at the helm last October when the faculty was renamed the Goodman School of Business to honour the family of University Chancellor Ned Goodman, which gave a major gift to the school.Cyr said he’s honoured to be inaugural Dean of the Goodman School, whose educational opportunities promote the success of businesses and not-for-profit organizations across the Niagara region.“The Goodman School of Business is not just on the move, it has arrived,” said Cyr. It is one of the top 10 business schools in Canada with the largest number of co-op and service learning opportunities for business students in Canada. With close to 100 faculty members and more than 3,000 undergraduate and graduate students, it is a full range business school.“Going forward, with the transformational gift provided by Mr. Goodman and family, we will build on our strengths of providing high quality, student-focused, innovative business education opportunities. A new facility in which to house our growing operations is a critical element of this strategy.”The appointment was announced by Provost and Vice-President Academic Murray Knuttila, who said Cyr provides crucial leadership “to Brock, our students and our communities.”“This is an important time in the Goodman School’s development,” said Knuttila. “Don has an established record of community-relevant and academically sound research and scholarship. He will be an excellent role model for the school.”University President Jack Lightstone praised Cyr’s “wisdom, experience and commitment.”“I am confident that under his leadership the School will advance and innovate in teaching, research and its impact on the economic development of the communities around us and beyond,” said Lightstone.The school’s namesake also expressed his pleasure, with Chancellor Goodman saying, “I am thrilled that Don Cyr has accepted the position as Dean of the Goodman school of Business.”Cyr came to Brock in 1995 as an associate professor of finance, teaching courses in corporate finance, international finance and investments. He also served as chair of the Department of Accounting and Finance in 2001 and the Faculty’s Associate Dean of Graduate Studies and Research from 2002 to 2009. He holds a Master of Business Administration (University of Saskatchewan), a master’s degree in Economics (University of Alberta) and a PhD in Finance (University of Alberta).Throughout his career, he has received numerous teaching awards, authored many research articles in the area of finance, as well as several professional training programs for the investment industry. read more

Première photo du Nikon D800 DSLR

first_imgPremière photo du Nikon D800 DSLR ?Longtemps objet de rumeurs, le Nikon D800 DSLR se dévoilerait enfin à travers une mystérieuse photo circulant sur Internet.Le D800 aurait-il été dévoilé ? Une photo, révélée par le site Nikonrumors et relayée par Engadget semble l’attester. Assez proche de son aîné le D700, il garderait la même finesse et le même poids. Mais sa fiche technique, elle aussi publiée à l’insu de Nikon, montrerait que le dernier né du constructeur japonais en a sous le capot.À lire aussiOlympus annonce l’arrivée prochaine du SZ-31MR iHSLe D800 sera composé d’un objectif avec un capteur de 36 mégapixels, pour des clichés d’une définition de 7360 x 4912 pixels. Il pourra bien évidemment capturer de la vidéo en 1080p à une fréquence d’images modifiable (24, 25 ou 30 images par seconde) et même atteignant les 60 images par seconde en 720p. L’écran de 3 pouces à l’arrière, de définition inconnue pour l”heure, est promis, selon le document de présentation, “plus brillant et plus petit”.La date de sortie sur le territoire européen est encore un mystère pour l’heure mais les sources s’accordent pour le 24 novembre au Japon. Définitivement réservé à un usage professionnel, le Nikon D800 DSLR sera vendu à un prix de 3 500 dollars, soit 2600 euros environ. Le 21 novembre 2011 à 18:15 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Le Yalta des mobiles prend fin avec le rejet du pourvoi dOrange

first_imgLe “Yalta des mobiles” prend fin avec le rejet du pourvoi d’OrangeLa condamnation à une amende de 534 millions d’euros destinée aux trois opérateurs mobile pour entente illicite a été confirmée. Prononcée depuis 2005, les opérateurs ont désormais épuisé toutes les voies de recours.L’affaire des ententes illégales entre opérateurs est désormais terminée. La cour de cassaction a publié hier un arrêt dans lequel elle rejette le pourvoi formulé par l’opérateur Orange. Aux yeux de la justice, les trois opérateurs SFR, Orange et Bouygues Télécom sont désormais déclarés coupable d’entente illicite et condamner à payer une amende record de 534 millions d’euros.Cette affaire avait commencé dans les années 2000, quand l’UFC-Que-Choisir avait saisi l’Autorité de la concurrence en dénonçant une entente entre les opérateurs. Cette entente leur aurait permis d’échanger des informations stratégiques entre 1997 et 2003 et de se répartir les parts de marché, selon des objectifs négociés entre eux, entre 2000 et 2002.En 2005, le verdict était tombé et l’Autorité de la concurrence avait requis une amende de 534 millions d’euros répartie différemment entre les trois opérateurs. Pour les échanges d’informations, Orange était condamné à 41 millions d’euros d’amende, SFR à 35 millions et Bouygues à 16 millions. Pour l’entente sur les parts de marché, Orange été condamné à 215 millions d’euros d’amende, SFR 185 millions d’euros et Bouygues Télécom à 42 millions d’euros.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Mais si les amendes ont été payées en 2005, les opérateurs ont éssayé pendant sept ans tous les recours possible et l’affaire a donné lieu à trois recours devant la cour d’appel de Paris et trois pourvois en cassation. En 2010, la cour de cassation a validé les amende de SFR et de Bouygues Télécom, mais des précisions supplémentaires avait été réclamées à Orange. C’est le 30 mai 2012 que la cours a tranché et a rejeté le pourvoi de l’opérateur, le condamnant à payer l’amende. Cette décision met fin aux voies de recours possibles et clos l’affaire surnommée le “Yalta des mobiles”. Selon Le Monde, l’Autorité de concurrence se félicite que “l’existence des pratiques relevées et sanctionnées par le Conseil ainsi que le montant des amendes prononcées de 534 millions d’euros, qui ont été versées au Trésor public dès le mois de décembre 2005, soient intégralement confirmés”. Le 31 mai 2012 à 13:00 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Youth Speak Out Event invites suggests on improving the community

first_imgSuggestions on the Youth Wall at the Northway Mall. Hillman/KSKAThe NAACP and Global Block are trying to get youth to speak up about their needs and what they want from the Anchorage community. They hosted an event Saturday at the Northway Mall.  Though icy streets and sidewalks kept the crowds small, forty youth posted ideas on a wall. They said they wanted things like more activities, youth centers, go karts, places to feel safe, and a clean environment.University student Joycelyn Weaver says kids need more things to do in order to keep them off the streets, but they also just need adults to listen to them.“I feel like sometimes when we speak to adults about what we think, it’s not all the way taken seriously. And it could be the way that we’re approaching it. I think it’s just finding the right adult to listen to you and hear your problems. It’s important because once that one adult hears you, they tell other adults and it becomes like a gang of adults who are willing to do something and make a difference.”George Martinez with the Global Block Foundation helped coordinate the event. “So what we were able to do is have some local artists, local DJs to create this celebratory environment really about framing the opportunity for young people’s voices to be heard and they can leave a mark on the city with their suggestions.”Martinez says the event was a continuation of the conversation started with the school district earlier this month on how to help young people of color succeed. He says they will host similar events in the future.last_img read more

Mollywood audience excited as action King Suresh Gopi makes a comeback

first_imgSuresh Gopi, the Mollywood action king, is all set to make a grand comeback in the industry with a new movie that will be directed by Nithin Renji Panicker. Even though no exclusive details about the plot has been released yet, sources close to the movie reveal that this flick will be a thriller, set in the backdrop of a forest.Apart from Suresh Gopi, veteran actor Lal is also playing a crucial role in the movie. Suresh Gopi and Lal had previously shared screen space in the blockbuster movie ‘Thenkasipattanam’. The audience believes that the duo will repeat the same magic in the upcoming movie too.Nithin Renji Panicker made his directorial debut with the movie Kasaba, which featured Mammootty in the lead role. Even though the film did not do very well in the box-office, critics praised Nithin for his uncompromising cinematic language and fast-paced storytelling style.After the release of Kasaba, Nithin Renji Panicker had planned to make Lelam 2 with Suresh Gopi. However, due to technical reasons, the filming of the movie got delayed. Suresh Gopi was also occupied by his political endeavours, which compelled Panicker to delay the big project.After he lost in the recently concluded Lok Sabha elections, Suresh Gopi has decided to become more active in the entertainment industry. He has already completed shooting the Tamil movie ‘Tamilarasan’, which features Vijay Antony in the lead role. The film is expected to be a high-voltage action thriller and Suresh Gopi is apparently playing the role of a doctor.In Malayalam, Suresh Gopi has already given the nod to play the lead role in a family drama that will be directed by Anoop Sathyan. Apart from Suresh Gopi, the makers have also roped in veteran actress Shobhana and Nazriya Nazim to play other crucial roles.last_img read more

Several wounded in Munich rail station shooting

first_imgPolice officers secure the area around a commuter rail station in Unterfoehring near Munich, southern Germany, where shots were fired. Photo: AFPSeveral people were wounded when shots were fired at a commuter rail station near the southern German city of Munich on Tuesday and one person was detained, police said.“Several people were injured by shots. A female police officer was badly wounded” at an S-Bahn station in Unterfoehring, a northeastern suburb of the Bavarian city, police tweeted, and that the scene was now “secured”.A Munich police spokesman, Marcus da Gloria Martins, later told reporters there was no indication of a “political or religious” motive behind the incident.“The sole male perpetrator was motivated by personal reasons,” he said.Martins said that the unidentified man had tried to push at least one police officer in front of an incoming train, leading to a scuffle during which he took the female officer’s gun and fired.“The police officer was shot in the head and critically injured,” Martins said.Two other people at the station were seriously injured but their lives were not believed to be in danger. They were being treated in local hospitals.“The assailant was arrested. He was also injured. There are no indications of further perpetrators,” according to another police tweet.“The area around the suburban train station Unterfoering has been cordoned off.”Last July, an 18-year-old, David Ali Sonboly, shot dead nine people at a Munich shopping mall before turning the gun on himself, having spent a year planning the rampage.Police said the German-Iranian teen was “obsessed” with mass murderers such Norwegian right-wing fanatic Anders Behring Breivik and had no links to the Islamic State (IS) group.And in March, an axe-wielding attacker wounded nine people in a bloody rampage at a railway station in the western city of Duesseldorf.The 36-year-old Kosovan national had been diagnosed as a paranoid schizophrenic with a history of high anxiety and self-harm, police said, ruling out a terrorist motive.Instead, they suggested he might have carried out the attack at the station to end his own life.The suspect was taken into custody after jumping off a bridge.German authorities have been on high alert since a series of attacks claimed by IS.The most deadly came last December when a Tunisian rejected asylum seeker rammed a truck into a crowded Berlin Christmas market in an attack that killed 12 people and wounded dozens of others.last_img read more

India for enacting law against lynching if needed

first_imgRajnath SinghReiterating that 1984 Sikh riots was the biggest incident of lynching, Indian union home minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday said the central government is taking the incidents of lynching “very seriously” and might bring a law, if necessary, to stop it.”I want to make it clear that the government is not just concerned but has taken lynching incidents very seriously,” Rajnath Singh told the Lok Sabha after opposition members raised the issue days after a cattle farmer was killed allegedly by cow vigilantes in Rajasthan’s Alwar.Rajnath Singh said the biggest incident of lynching had occurred in 1984 when thousands of Sikhs were killed in the aftermath of the assassination of then prime minister Indira Gandhi.”But, the incidents of lynching should not be politicised. The Supreme Court has also given its observations on lynchings,” he said.The home minister said the government on Monday set up a high-level committee and a Group of Ministers (GoM) headed by him to check mob lynchings and suggest measures to stop mob violence in the country.He said the Home Secretary-led committee would give its recommendations to the Group of Ministers within four weeks.”After deliberations, we will take a decision as to what needs to be done to take strong action against the incidents of lynchings. We will also bring a law if that is required,” he said, adding that such incidents have been happening for the past many years.In the officials committee to be headed by home secretary R K Gauba, the Secretaries of the Departments of Justice, Legal Affairs, Legislative and Social Justice and Empowerment will also be members.External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj, Road Transport and Highways minister Nitin Gadkari, Law and Justice minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and social justice and empowerment minister Thaawar Chand Gehlot are members of the GoM.The GoM will submit their recommendations to the prime minister.During the discussion, Leader of Congress in Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge demanded that the government should appoint a sitting Supreme Court judge to probe the incidents of lynchings.Referring to the Alwar lynching case, Kharge said: “There was a direct involvement of police in the death of the victim (Rakbar Khan). The Gau Rakhshaks who lynched the victim were followers of the local MLA (Ramgarh MLA Gyan Dev Ahuja).”Lok Sabha speaker Sumitra Mahajan interrupted and said no allegations should be levelled as the investigation was on.”Since the state (Rajasthan) government is not responding, we demand that the Centre should also appoint a sitting Supreme Court judge to probe the incidents of lynchings apart from the high-level committees,” he added.Lok Sabha deputy speaker M Thambi Durai said even though law and order is a state subject, the states need the support of the Centre to modernise the police staff in order to tackle such incidents.CPI(M) MP Mohammed Salim said a trend of mob justice on the streets is increasing based on rumours, cow protection or child-lifting.”Such an environment has been created in the country for the past 10-12 years and the situation is worsening. We need to accept the fact. Such incidents of hatred are spreading across the country and it is very dangerous. It is not just a Hindu-Muslim issue or a matter of cow protection, even Swami Agnivesh was attacked.”If we garland the convicts in mob lynching case and protect them… such incidents are also happening in West Bengal and Tripura, which had never occurred earlier,” said Salim.last_img read more