Big Game 6: Rangers-Habs

first_imgTweetPinShare0 Shares NEW YORK — The last time the New York Rangers had a game to forget, they responded with five straight wins that put them on the cusp of the Stanley Cup finals.They are still there, and the Montreal Canadiens aren’t going away without a fight.New York needs one more victory to reach the championship round for the first time in 20 years. The Rangers know that Game 6 at home on May 29 is their best chance to get it.They returned home from Montreal on May 28, one day after a wild 7-4 loss cut their series lead to 3-2. If New York doesn’t end it on May 29, the Rangers will have to go back to Montreal for a deciding Game 7.New York, which went the full seven games in each of the first two rounds of this year’s playoffs, will be playing its 20th postseason game. No team that played a pair of seven-game series before the conference finals has reached the Stanley Cup finals.“It’s an opportunity to win the game to go to the Stanley Cup final,” Rangers forward Brad Richards said. “I think everybody is alert and ready that way. We were talking about it all (Tuesday) how excited we were to get on the ice and start playing.“We had some mental breakdowns, but I don’t think it had anything to do with (fatigue). We’ve had a lot of rest this series. The opportunity that faces us right now, we’re pretty excited about it. I don’t think there is too much letdown.”In the second round, a poor performance at home in Game 4 against Pittsburgh dropped the Rangers into a 3-1 series hole. But New York won Game 5 on the road, took Game 6 at home, and won the clincher back in Pittsburgh to set up the match-up with Montreal.Now that the Canadiens have staved off elimination once, the Rangers are wary of giving them any more hope they can turn the tables.“You learn a lot from it. That’s why experience is experience,” Richards said. “You go through many situations. (Tuesday) night was a bad feeling, but today we’re getting on a plane to go back to our city, and we get to play in front of our fans.“It’s always, forget as quick as possible and try to remember the good things that we’re doing. It was one bad night, but we’ve been doing a lot of good things in this series.”The Rangers won the opening two games in Montreal and then split a pair of overtime decisions at home. Even though they have had success on the road and in recent Game 7s, they know that going the distance again works against them.“It’s a desperate time,” Richards said. “You don’t want to go back to a Game 7 where anything can happen. We want to get this done. They’re a good team anywhere.“We’re going to have to be a lot better, and we will be.”This is as far as New York has advanced since captain Mark Messier led the club to the 1994 Stanley Cup title — breaking the Rangers’ 54-year drought.The Garden will be ready to celebrate again May 29. After the Rangers lost Game 4 to Pittsburgh, the loyal fans thought they might not see their team again until next season. That will be the situation again if the Canadiens pull off another victory.“You win a game, and things change in your locker room and you start feeling better about yourselves,” Rangers defenseman Marc Staal said. “We know how it feels coming back in a series, but it doesn’t change anything in our room. We are as confident as ever going into our building, and looking forward to it.”So are the Canadiens.They know that if they would’ve scored in overtime of Game 4 as they did in Game 3, they would’ve had a two-game sweep at the Garden and would be the ones looking to advance Thursday.“We’ll be ready for one of those tight-checking games,” defenseman Josh Gorges said after an optional practice in Montreal. “I’m sure it will be again one of those hard-fought games that we’ll have to make sure that we’re even better than we were last game.”Montreal will have rugged forward Brandon Prust back in the lineup after he served a two-game suspension for a late hit on Derek Stepan in Game 3 that broke the Rangers forward’s jaw. Stepan returned May 27 and scored two goals while wearing a full faceguard.The Rangers will be without defenseman John Moore. He was suspended for two games after receiving a match penalty  for a hit to Montreal forward Dale Weise’s head.Moore will miss the remaining two games in this series if it goes the distance, or will sit out Game 1 of the Stanley Cup finals if the Rangers advance with a win Thursday.“It’s kind of what I would’ve thought would’ve happened,” Canadiens captain Brian Gionta said Wednesday night after the team arrived at their New York hotel. “They were very similar plays, and I guess the precedent was set on Prust’s hit.”Henrik Lundqvist will be back in goal for the Rangers after he was pulled in Game 5 on a rare off night in which he allowed four goals on 19 shots in less than two periods. He avoided the loss when New York rallied from a 4-1 deficit to get even. Backup goalie Cam Talbot gave up two goals in relief.“(Tuesday) night was probably the best game we’ve played in this series,” Canadiens forward Lars Eller said. “If we keep doing a lot of those things, I think the end result will be good.”(IRA PODELL, AP Sports Writer)last_img read more

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Venus rising: Williams back in Grand Slam semi 6 years later

first_imgLONDON (AP) — In some ways, making it to a Grand Slam semifinal is rather been-there, done-that for Venus Williams.She is, after all, already the owner of seven major titles, including five at Wimbledon.This one, though, is different.She’s 36 now, a half-dozen years removed from her last such run. And, in the interim, she has been through the daily struggles of dealing with a disease that can sap energy and cause joint pain.Williams made it to the final four at the All England Club for the first time since 2009, and at any Grand Slam tournament since the year after that, playing mistake-free to beat Yaroslava Shvedova 7-6 (5), 6-2 in the quarterfinals Tuesday.“Semifinals feels good. But it doesn’t feel foreign at all, let’s put it that way,” said Williams, whose first Wimbledon title came in 2000 and whose most recent came in 2008.Asked to compare her current level of play to that of the past, Williams shook her head, shut her eyes and laughed.“I don’t remember. Six years ago is ages ago,” she responded. “I was most likely kicking butt six years ago, if I was in the semis or the finals. You have to be.”Just like in the old days, Williams will be joined in the semifinals by a familiar face — younger sister Serena, who moved closer to equaling Steffi Graf’s Open-era record of 22nd Grand Slam championships by defeating 21st-seeded Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-4, 6-4, taking the last three games of each set. Serena hit 11 aces, including one at 123 mph to end it.This, then, is the latest chapter of the remarkable Williams sister tale: a pair of siblings from Compton, California, who rose to the top of tennis. It’s the 11th time they’ve reached the semis at the same major; in all previous 10, one took home the trophy. That includes four all-in-the-family finals at Wimbledon, with Venus winning in 2008, and Serena in 2002, 2003 and 2009.On Thursday, they will try to set up another title match when No. 1 Serena faces unseeded Elena Vesnina, while No. 8 Venus meets No. 4 Angelique Kerber.“It just means that she has a lot of perseverance. She’s a real fighter,” Serena said about Venus, the oldest woman in a major semifinal since 1994, when Martina Navratilova was 37 at Wimbledon. “Like I always say, it’s super inspiring for me.”Kerber, who surprised Serena in the Australian Open final in January for her first Grand Slam title, advanced by eliminating No. 5 Simona Halep 7-5, 7-6 (2). Vesnina, ranked 50th and never before a major quarterfinalist, moved on by overwhelming No. 19 Dominika Cibulkova 6-2, 6-2.The last men’s quarterfinal spot was earned by 2010 runner-up Tomas Berdych, who completed his 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (8), 6-7 (9), 6-3 victory over Jiri Vesely in a match suspended after the fourth set Monday night because of darkness. On Wednesday, the semifinalists will be determined by these matchups: Andy Murray vs. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Roger Federer vs. Marin Cilic, Milos Raonic vs. Sam Querrey and Berdych vs. Lucas Pouille.There wasn’t much drama in the quartet of women’s matches Tuesday, although Venus was perilously close to dropping her opening set against the 96th-ranked Shvedova, now 0-3 in major quarterfinals.Shvedova led 5-2 in the tiebreaker before collapsing this way: forehand long, backhand wide, forehand into the net, forehand long. Those unforced errors were part of her 24 in the match, 15 more than Venus. They also created a set point for Venus, who converted it with a 99 mph service winner.Playing with her left thigh taped, Venus moved quite well, covering the court with speed and perfect timing, offering up enough defense and waiting for Shvedova’s miscues. When Shvedova’s final shot nestled in the net, Venus let out a cry of “Come on!” and raised her arms.“Once you get to this part of a tournament, motivation is going to kick in after a few games of every match,” said Venus’ coach, David Witt, “and you’re going to stop thinking about being sore, if you’re sore.”In 2011, Venus revealed that she had been diagnosed with Sjogren’s syndrome, and since then there have been repeated questions about when she might quit tennis — especially as early losses accumulated. She had six first-round exits at majors over the past six years, compared with three over her career’s first 14 years.“Retiring is the easy way out,” she said. “I don’t have time for easy.”About 1 1/2 hours later, Venus went back out to team with Serena and win a doubles match to get to that event’s quarterfinals.One more victory each in singles, and they’ll be sharing the court again — except on opposite sides of the net, reprising their one-of-a-kind rivalry. Just like in the old days. TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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Chris Woakes not in favour of Jofra Archer selection in England World Cup squad

first_imgChris Woakes believes it would be unfair for England selectors to ask any player to make way for the uncapped all-rounder Jofra Archer in the World Cup squad.Barbados-born Archer, who shone for Sussex last season and in Australia’s Big Bash Twenty20 league for Hobart Hurricanes, is eligible for national selection under new England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) residency rules.Archer’s ability to bowl at over 90 miles per hour and his lower-order power-hitting skills have earned him a number of high-profile admirers including England regulars Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler.Some are concerned about who would be left out if he were to join the England squad, however.”If he was to come in and someone was to miss out, it would be extremely unfortunate,” all-rounder Woakes told BBC Sport.”I wouldn’t want to see any of my mates and team-mates miss out. We’ve been a tight-knit group for the last two to three years, played some really strong cricket, won a lot of series.”Apart from a personal level, I wouldn’t want to see any of my mates and team-mates miss out. But it’s the nature of international cricket that there is always someone knocking on the door.”England will name a provisional 15-man squad for the World Cup on Wednesday, alongside an expanded group of 17 for limited-overs series against Ireland and Pakistan next month.Even if Archer is not included in the initial squad, England can make changes to it until May 23, seven days before their tournament opener against South Africa at The Oval.advertisementAsked if there would be added pressure on Archer if called up, Woakes said: “He might thrive off it or it might have the opposite effect.”But from what everyone is hearing he might be part of the Ireland and Pakistan matches so there will be pressure on everyone to perform.”Everyone will be looking over their shoulder and that’s a good place to be as a team because it constantly makes you want to improve and make sure you are a part of that 15.”Also Watch:last_img read more

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8 days ago​Newcastle youngster Longstaff set to earn new contract

first_img​Newcastle youngster Longstaff set to earn new contractby Ansser Sadiq8 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveNewcastle United youngster Matty Longstaff is set to earn a new contract at the club.The 19-year-old has burst onto the scene this term, getting into the team alongside his older brother Sean.Given that Matty is on a very modest contract, the Magpies will try and tie him down for the long term.They will also give him a significant salary bump, per the Daily Mail.The Magpies want him to sign a six year deal, which would ensure that he is not in any imminent danger of being tempted by a top six club for a transfer.The youngest Longstaff was man of the match in Newcastle’s 1-0 win against Manchester United before the international break, with his long range goal settling the game. TagsTransfersAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Jeff Brohm Reportedly Makes Decision On Louisville Job

first_imgA general view of Louisville's football stadium.LOUISVILLE, KY – NOVEMBER 07: A general view of the stadium during the Louisville Cardinals game against the Syracuse Orange at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium on November 7, 2015 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)The college football regular season wrapped up over the weekend. Immediately following the conclusion of the regular season, football programs around the country made decisions regarding their head coaches.Earlier this season, Louisville fired Bobby Petrino after the Cardinals’ rough start to the season. Louisville sits at 2-10 on the season and are in search of a new head coach.A name commonly linked to the opening is Purdue head coach Jeff Brohm, who played college football for the Cardinals. According to several reports, Brohm met with Cardinals brass earlier this week and had an “emotional decision” to make about whether or not to take the job.After much speculation, Brohm has reportedly made his decision. He’s staying with the Boilermakers.Jeff Brohm is officially staying at Purdue.— Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) November 28, 2018Brohm: “While going home was meaningful and appealing to me, the timing was not ideal.”— Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) November 28, 2018Brohm took over the Purdue Boilermakers after the team fired Darrell Hazell. In his first two seasons as the Boilermakers head coach, Brohm led the team to two 6-6 regular seasons and a bowl win.It’s a huge decision from Brohm that will shape the ACC and Big Ten for years to come.last_img read more

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Police Investigating Penn State Athletes’ Involvement In Fraternity Fight

first_imgAn Beaver Stadium awaits game against Nebraska.STATE COLLEGE, PA – NOVEMBER 12: Beaver Stadium is empty before Penn State takes on Nebraska on November 12, 2011 in State College, Pennsylvania. Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)Although the full details have not yet emerged from this latest situation, Penn State could have trouble brewing in its athletic department.Last weekend, there was an undisclosed brawl that took place between student-athletes and Greek life members. While identities of those involved aren’t out, the names will be released once criminal chargers are filed.State College police are investigating a fight that occurred on Sunday, which sent four people to the hospital.The exact total of students that were part of this altercation hasn’t been disclosed to the public. However, it is pretty evident that punishments will be handed out for these actions.Police have already found video of the incident that happened, but they are still seeking additional evidence to help the investigation process.From StateCollege.com:At about 2 a.m. on Sunday, police responded to Delta Chi fraternity, 424 E. Fairmount Ave., where a group of males had approached the house and began to fight fraternity members, according to a news release.“Police are aware of the potential of Penn State student-athletes, in addition to Greek life members, being involved in this incident,” the update said. “University Athletics and Compliance officials are assisting with identifying involved parties.”This is a very serious matter for Penn State, and it’s likely that the university waits for all the information to get released before taking any further steps.It’ll be a nail-biting time for those involved with the fraternity and sports teams for the Nittany Lions.[StateCollege.com]last_img read more

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India World Cup 2019 squad: Unfortunate Rishabh Pant has missed out, says MSK Prasad

first_imgIndia World Cup 2019 squad: Unfortunate Rishabh Pant has missed out, says MSK PrasadExplosive wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant failed to make India’s World Cup 2019 squad that was announced on Monday in Mumbai. The selection committee went in with Dinesh Karthik as back-up for MS Dhoniadvertisement Akshay Ramesh MumbaiApril 15, 2019UPDATED: April 15, 2019 17:23 IST 2019 World Cup: Dinesh Karthik was picked ahead of Rishabh Pant in India’s 15-man squad (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSDinesh Karthik was preferred over Rishabh Pant in India’s World Cup squadUnder pressure, we have seen Dinesh Karthik finish matches. So that’s scored for him: MSK PrasadDinesh Karthik will play as back-up wicketkeeper to MS Dhoni at the World CupBoard of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced India’s squad for the 2019 World Cup on Monday in Mumbai and, as expected, there weren’t many surprises.Virat Kohli will lead a 15-member squad, which has veteran wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik as back-up for first-choice stumper, MS Dhoni. Contrary to expectations, aggressive left-handed wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant did not make the cut.Dinesh Karthik’s inclusion has raised a few eyebrows as the Kolkata Knight Riders captain was not picked in the India squad for the five-match ODI series against Australia at home last month. Following Karthik’s exclusion, Rishabh Pant was given a few opportunities.Explaining the decision to choose Karthik over Pant, selection committee chairman MSK Prasad, who addressed a press conference in Mumbai, said Karthik’s experience of handling pressure situations in the past worked in his favour.Prasad also added that Pant is unfortunate to have missed out but that the young wicketkeeper-batsman is “full of talent” and has a lot of time at his disposal.”The situation that was discussed in the selection committee meeting is one of them [Rishabh Pant and Dinesh Karthik] will play in the XI only if MS Dhoni is injured. Under such circumstances in a crunch match, who is the best guy who can handle the pressure? That’s is the reason that went in favour of Dinesh Karthik,” MSK Prasad said.#TeamIndia for @ICC #CWC19 #MenInBlue pic.twitter.com/rsz44vHpgeBCCI (@BCCI) April 15, 2019He added: “Otherwise, Pant is full of talent, there’s a lot of time for him. It’s unfortunate that he has missed out.advertisement”Under pressure, we have seen Dinesh Karthik finish matches. So that’s scored for him.”Karthik had managed to do well in the limited opportunities he got to represent India in ODIs over the last three years. Karthik has scored 425 runs in 20 matches at an average of 46.75 in ODIs since 2017. Team India has tried the Kolkata Knight Riders captain at the No. 4 spot as well.Meanwhile, MSK Prasad added all bases have been covered in the 15-man squad led by Virat Kohli.”After the Champions Trophy, we have tried a few middle order options. We gave a few more chances to Rayudu but what Vijay Shankar offers is 3 dimensional. If the conditions are overcast. he might bowl a bit and he is a fantastic fielder. He is a batsman who can bowl,” Prasad said.”In the team, we have the luxury of 7 bowlers. We have covered all the bases and this is one of the most balanced Indian sides for the World Cup,” he added.INDIA SQUAD:Virat Kohli (captain)Rohit Sharma (vice-captain)Shikhar DhawanVijay ShankarKL RahulDinesh KarthikYuzvendra ChahalMS Dhoni (wicketkeeper)Kedar JadhavKuldeep YadavBhuvneshwar KumarJasprit BumrahHardik PandyaR JadejaMohammed Shami.Also Read | India team for World Cup is well-balanced, we have covered all bases: MSK PrasadAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Rishabh PantFollow 2019 World CupFollow India national cricket teamFollow Dinesh KarthikFollow MSK PrasadFollow Virat Kohlilast_img read more

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Gray Offshore Takes Over Ocean Deck Barge from Poland

first_img此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 Print  Close zoom Gray Offshore took delivery of a 300’x100’x19’10” ABS Classed Ocean Deck Barge from Conrad Shipyard L.L.C.The Barge “Julius” is the first project delivered from Conrad Shipyard’s newest facility, Deepwater South, in Amelia, LA. Dan Conrad, Senior Vice President, states “To be able to deliver barges of this size and quality, on time and on budget, from this facility is evident of diversity and commitment to our valued customers such as John Gray.”“This addition to our fleet, with its 6000lbs/ft2, heavy duty deck configuration and radial “spoon” bow, offers our customers optimal solutions for their heavy lift needs. Adding the “Julius” to our growing Ocean Barge fleet currently consisting of two 260’ ABS barges “Cordie” and “Gwendolyn”, also constructed at Conrad, gives our customers more options and is the right fit to satisfy the markets need to move increasingly heavier over dimensional and project cargos both internationally and domestically” says John Gray President of Gray Offshore and its affiliated Gray Barge Companies, who also provide a fleet of over 90 inland, spud, waste, rock, and deck barges for charter.Barge “Julius” has a 6000 psf Uniform Deck Payload built with 3/4” plate, 1/2” side plate, 3 longitudinal corrugated bulkheads, 7 transverse corrugated bulkheads; and features 6 all recessed bitts, 12 kevels, 32 manholes, 32 watertight compartments, 3 towing eyes and many other enhanced usability features. Deadweight capacity is listed at 9,842lt and lightship draft is listed at 3.057’. The “Julius” is US Flagged and Jones Act compliant. My location Gray Offshore, March 27, 2014last_img read more

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Injuryhit Australia call up Wade Marsh for World Cup

first_imgManchester: Injury-hit Australia have called up Matthew Wade and Mitch Marsh to their World Cup squad as cover for Usman Khawaja and Marcus Stoinis. Top-order batsman Khawaja suffered a left hamstring injury in Australia’s shock 10-run defeat by South Africa at Old Trafford on Saturday. Stoinis was also hampered by a side complaint, an issue which had already sidelined the all-rounder for two group stage matches. With reigning champions Australia due to play England in the semi-finals at Edgbaston on Thursday, Wade and Marsh have been added to the squad. Also Read – Dhoni, Paes spotted playing football togetherMarsh links up with the group for a second time as cover for Stoinis, who missed Australia’s wins over Pakistan and Sri Lanka before returning against Bangladesh. Both Khawaja and Stoinis will undergo scans on their injuries but, in the meantime, Wade and Marsh will leave the Australia A group currently in Sussex, southern England. Australia captain Aaron Finch admitted Khawaja was unlikely to recover in time for the rest of the tournament when he spoke after the South Africa defeat — a result that cost his side first place in the 10-team group stage. Also Read – Andy Murray to make Grand Slam return at Australian Open”Australia A arrived at Arundel for today’s (Sunday’s) four-day clash with Sussex short two players after wicketkeeper-batter Matthew Wade and all-rounder Mitch Marsh were called up as cover to Australia’s World Cup squad,” a Cricket Australia statement read. “The injury setbacks to Usman Khawaja (hamstring) and Marcus Stoinis (side) suffered in Australia’s dramatic loss to South Africa in Manchester has seen the selectors draft in Wade and Marsh. “They left Brighton this morning for Birmingham, the destination of Australia’s blockbuster semi-final show with tournament hosts England on Thursday. “Both Khawaja and Stoinis are set to undergo scans today before their future in the World Cup is determined, with both players still officially a part of Australia’s 15-man Cup squad at this stage.last_img read more

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Divorce bill deadlock EU laments progress on Brexit

first_imgBRUSSELS – Brexit talks have hit a deadlock on the key issue of Britain’s exit bill in the divorce, the European Union’s chief negotiator said Thursday, adding that the slow-moving talks won’t be broadened anytime soon to include future trade relations.Giving a downbeat assessment of the latest round of negotiations, EU negotiator Michel Barnier said despite the talks’ recent “constructive spirit … we haven’t made any great steps forward.”On the question of how much Britain has to pay to settle its financial commitments to the bloc, he said: “We have reached a state of deadlock, which is disturbing.”Barnier said he would not be able to recommend to EU leaders meeting next week that “sufficient progress” has been made to broaden the talks to discussing future EU-British relations, including trade.The leaders meet in Brussels on Oct. 19-20, and with time short to seal a deal it had been hoped they would agree to widen the talks.The EU says this can only happen when there has been progress on the issues of the financial settlement, the rights of citizens affected by Brexit and the status of the Northern Ireland-Ireland border.Britain is on track to leave the 28-nation bloc in March 2019. Many businesses are worried that Britain could leave the EU without a trade deal in place, which would mean tariffs on exports from both sides, reams of red tape and chaos at European ports.The British pound fell Thursday on news of the slow progress, trading 0.6 per cent lower at $1.3142.Britain says its exit terms are closely intertwined with those on future relations like trade and must be discussed together.“I hope the member states will see the progress we have made and take a step forward” next week, British Brexit envoy David Davis told reporters.“We would like them to give Michel the means to broaden the negotiations. It’s up to them whether they do it. Clearly I think it’s in the interests of the United Kingdom and the European Union that they do,” Davis said.Barnier said the two would work to achieve “sufficient progress” in time for a subsequent meeting of EU leaders in December.Britain is scheduled to leave the EU on March 29, 2019, but the talks must be completed within about a year to leave time for EU states’ national parliaments to ratify the Brexit agreement.European estimates on the size of the divorce bill have varied from around 60 billion euros to 100 billion euros ($70 billion to $120 billion), but British Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservative government has rejected such numbers without clearly explaining how the amount should be calculated.“The U.K. repeated that it was still not ready to spell out these commitments,” Barnier said. “There have therefore been no negotiations on this subject.”However, British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson insisted the U.K. had “set out what we think are some pretty convincing ideas on citizenship, on money” and on other issues.“We’re looking for some urgency from our friends and partners,” he told reporters in London. “Time to put a tiger in the tank and get this thing done.”The negotiations appear to be moving at a snail’s pace and each round leaves a sense of deja vu, with Barnier lamenting the lack of movement and Davis appealing for more European flexibility.Thursday’s news conference, however, was brightened briefly by an unexpected visitor dressed as Superwoman promoting her book on why Europe needs one.Mindful that the clock is ticking, Barnier reaffirmed that parting with “no deal will be a very bad deal.”“To be clear, on our side, we will be ready to face any eventualities, and all the eventualities,” he said.The British government is under pressure from euroskeptic lawmakers at home to increase planning for a “no deal” Brexit — leaving the bloc without a trade agreement.Pro-Brexit lawmakers are urging May’s government to set aside money for new customs posts and other infrastructure that would be needed in the event of such an exit. Some even say Britain should walk away from the negotiations if the EU does not agree to start the next phase by the end of the year.The Brexit spokesman for Britain’s opposition Labour Party accused the government of risking a collapse in the talks with its infighting. Keir Starmer said crashing out without an EU trade deal “would be catastrophic for jobs and living standards and must be rejected as a viable option.”He urged Davis to ask for an emergency round of talks before next week’s EU summit in an attempt to unblock the logjam.___Lawless reported from London.last_img read more

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Senco launches Aham range of jewellery for men

first_imgSenco Gold & Diamonds, the fastest growing jewellery retail chain in India on April 17 unveiled ‘Aham’- the first signature men’s jewellery collection of its kind in the presence of the Kolkata Knight Riders star cricketers – Lockie Ferguson, Matt Kelly, Sandeep Warrier and Rinku Singh.Aham offers a signature collection of rings, bracelets, cuff-links, ear-studs, chains and pendants in diamond, gold and silver. The price of the collection starts from Rs 30,000 for the gold collection, Rs 2000 for silver, and Rs 40,000 for the items in diamond. Also Read – An income drop can harm brainSpeaking on the occasion, Suvankar Sen, Executive Director, Senco Gold & Diamonds, said, “We are delighted to launch our new range of Aham collection, which has been designed especially for the cosmopolitan man; urbane, dignified and grounded. The signature range can be used as part of daily wear, as well as on social occasions or for sheer power dressing by the men of honour.” “It’s a great opportunity for the brand as Bengal’s biggest and India’s fastest growing jewellery chain, to explore the trend of fashionably premium men’s accessories, which is still a signature for the men of honour going by its ancient roots, and reinforce our association with the men in action on the 22 yard – the Kolkata Knight Riders,” he added. He further thanked the star players of KKR, who graced the ocassion and wished them luck for the ongoing IPL.last_img read more

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Morocco Calls For international support to peace and stability in Central

first_imgRabat  –  Morocco continues to follow with concern ongoing developments in the Central African Republic (CAR) and calls for internationally-supported emergency measures to prevent deterioration of the situation, says a release of the Moroccan ministry of foreign affairs and cooperation.In this context, Morocco welcomes the adoption of the UN Security Council resolution 2127 that approves the deployment of the International Support Mission, an African Union (AU) peacekeeping force known by its French acronym MISCA, as well as the deployment of French troops to assist it for a period of 12 months as a new decisive step that will help stabilize and settle the crisis in this African country.Morocco also takes note of the UN Security Council decision to consider a possible transformation of MISCA into a UN peacekeeping operation if conditions on the ground require it. The Kingdom of Morocco, which has been maintaining for a long time brotherly relations with the CAR, embodied by active and diversified solidarity, has, consequently, decided, upon instructions of King Mohammed VI, to deploy elements from the Royal Armed Forces for the UN Integrated Peace building Office (BINUCA) and stands ready to support the Central African Republic in its path toward peace and stability, the release points out, before expressing thanks to France for its untiring efforts for peace in the African continent.last_img read more

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Egyptian Journalist Gloats Over Victims of Hurricane Irma Deems it Sign

Rabat – For Ahmed Mansour, journalist at Qatari Channel Al Jazeera, destructive hurricane Irma which is making its way across the Caribbean Islands and US state Florida, is a “display of God’s greatness which many dare to deny.”In a Facebook post, the Egyptian journalist published a picture depicting the swarmed highways of the US State as many citizens are evacuating Florida, captioned with “the grand escape from Florida … 20 million American running away in fear of hurricane Irma which is wiping out everything in its wake,” adding a Quranic verse stating: “and He will show you His signs, and what signs of Allah will you deny?”For many of the 4 million followers of Mansour, the comment did not go so well, describing it as a show of hate speech and religious intolerance. The journalist was severely criticized for gloating over people’s misfortune, ones that are in grave and deadly danger. Others accused him of misusing and misinterpreting a verse of the Quran, twisting its original meaning to suit his opinions. One Facebook users pointed out in a comment of Mansour’s post: “What signs?! Even the murders and killing and destructions happening in Muslim countries are part of His [God] signs!”In another comment, a Moroccan Facebook user residing in Miami, Florida, responded to Mansour by explaining that it was a matter of “evacuation measures, following the instructions and advice of the US government to avoid any casualties.”He added that “the US is applying its prevention measures and familiarize its people since childhood to follow its SOS alert. It is out of precaution and not fear!” The man also made sure to remind the journalist that if his post “contained some kind of hatred or gloating against non-Muslims, do not forget that many Muslims actually live in Florida.”Another commentator pointed out the double standard in Mansour’s discourse: “Back in 2015 when a crane fell on pilgrims in Mecca causing hundreds of death, or when again thousands died in the stampede the same year, you called that a ‘test’ from God and a ‘technical’ issue.”“How is this any different?” demands the man, adding that Mansour’s comment show grave “hypocrisy and unprofessionalism.”Mansour seemed to not think much of the criticism addressed against him. Soon after he publish another Facebook post with a video showing a dozen of airplanes “fleeing” Florida’s airport in fear of the hurricane, captioned with the same Quranic verse.The Egyptian journalist was probably encouraged by the support of some of his followers, who expressed the same hateful and gloating opinions against the victims of the Irma hurricane.Update: The Egyptian news anchor removed the controversial post from his Facebook account following the uproar he caused. read more

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Limit shortterm rentals screen all drivers says new sharing economy report

Limit short-term rentals, screen all drivers says new sharing economy report by The Canadian Press Posted Mar 31, 2016 12:20 pm MDT Last Updated Mar 31, 2016 at 1:32 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TORONTO – A new report on the sharing economy suggests governments should screen drivers on platforms such as Uber and limit what kinds of homes can be rented on sites like Airbnb.In creating the report, research group MaRS Solutions Lab interviewed more than 136 people including taxi drivers, uberX drivers, hotel managers and Airbnb hosts.Officials from the Ontario and Toronto governments also contributed to the report.The report makes a series of recommendations for how to effectively regulate the sharing economy.One of the recommendations says residents should only be allowed to rent out their primary residences — and not secondary or commercial residences — on home-sharing websites like Airbnb for a maximum of 180 days a year.The report also suggests that every driver should be screened and every vehicle inspected and insured, even if those drivers are operating on platforms like the ride-hailing app, Uber.Driver training should also be revamped, to compensate for differences in the kinds of training that taxi drivers and Uber drivers receive.“When it comes to introducing regulation for the sharing economy, governments should not only look at regulating new entrants, but should also revisit current regulations to reduce burden for existing operators,” Joeri van den Steenhoven, the director of MaRS Solutions Lab, said in a statement.———Follow @alexposadzki on Twitter read more

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CEO board leading Muskrat Falls hydro megaproject quitting amid cost scrutiny

The construction site of the hydroelectric facility at Muskrat Falls, Newfoundland and Labrador is seen on Tuesday, July 14, 2015. The man in charge of the $9.2-billion Muskrat Falls hydro project in Labrador is stepping down.Premier Dwight Ball says Nalcor CEO Ed Martin has resigned, effective immediately.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan CEO, board leading Muskrat Falls hydro megaproject quitting amid cost scrutiny by Sue Bailey, The Canadian Press Posted Apr 20, 2016 7:53 am MDT Last Updated Apr 21, 2016 at 7:20 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – The man in charge of the $9.2 billion Muskrat Falls hydro project in Labrador is stepping down amid increasingly intense scrutiny of cost and schedule overruns — but says he wasn’t pushed to go.“It’s my decision,” Ed Martin said as he announced his resignation Wednesday as president and CEO of Crown corporation Nalcor Energy, effective immediately.Fallout was swift as, late Wednesday, a source who wasn’t authorized to speak publicly confirmed that the entire Nalcor board is also resigning as of Friday in apparent solidarity. The five-member board included Martin and oversees governance, approves audited financial statements and guides corporate strategy.Board chairman Ken Marshall could not be reached late Wednesday for official comment.Earlier in the day, Martin’s voice at times wavered as he spoke during a news conference of how his wife Mary Lou — “my high school sweetheart” — his four sons, and his father have supported him throughout his 10 years at Nalcor.“Many times this job has come with significant public scrutiny. I recognize that that comes with the territory; however, I have to say, it’s quite difficult on my family. And I find that troubling.”Martin, a veteran of the oil and gas sectors in Nova Scotia and Calgary, said he’s looking forward to the birth of his second grandchild and has decided to move on.“I’m comfortable that this is the time,” he said. “I’m extremely proud of the accomplishments we have all achieved as a company.“Nalcor is our province’s heritage fund and we should be proud of it.”The Liberals, who won power last fall after 12 years of Progressive Conservative rule, have pledged to tighten oversight of Muskrat Falls, Nalcor’s major venture.First power, to be generated by 2017, is now delayed until sometime in 2018, although Martin declined to discuss such details Wednesday.“Absolutely not,” he said when asked if he had any regrets about the project’s management. Martin said he constantly worked to improve oversight and has every belief it will succeed long term.The joint venture between Nalcor and Nova Scotia utility company Emera (TSX:EMA) will bring power to the island of Newfoundland and on to Nova Scotia using subsea cables and overland transmission lines.Nalcor has most recently estimated its costs at just over $7.6 billion while Emera’s are almost $1.6 billion.A recent interim report by EY — formerly Ernst and Young — found problems with oversight. It also said Nalcor’s cost and timeline forecasts last September were “not reasonable.”The full report, with new price tags and schedules, is expected in May.Martin said there has been much public debate about Muskrat Falls, but used his parting news conference to defend it.“We need the power,” he said. “We will pay back our investment, and dividends will be paid back to the people of the province.”Those earnings will help offset increased power bills for ratepayers, he said.“The key is, in just a few short years, the investment in Muskrat Falls combined with oil and gas and other lines of business (are) projected to return $400 million to $500 million in dividends each year for decades to come.”His words seemed a thinly veiled rebuke of comments by Finance Minister Cathy Bennett as she delivered a budget Thursday that hiked taxes and fees while still projecting a $1.8 billion deficit.“Since its creation in 2007, taxpayers have invested over $2.25 billion yet have received no dividends,” she said of Nalcor. “For all corporations and their shareholders, this would be unacceptable.”Nalcor Energy reported that its CEO and president received $681,429 in salary, performance benefits and other pay such as vehicle allowance in 2015.Premier Dwight Ball praised Martin’s work and said it was his choice alone to leave.“We had a good working relationship,” he told reporters.Ball said he already has a short list of potential candidates, and a new president will be chosen as early as Thursday. Any severance pay for Martin will be up to the Nalcor board, he added.Not everyone was buying the storyline.Former Tory premier Danny Williams called it a “huge loss” fraught with politics.“In the face of relentless and often recklessly partisan criticism, Ed’s commitment to this province has remained his sole focus.”Christopher Dunn, who teaches political science at Memorial University of Newfoundland, said a big question is how many other senior Nalcor executives will follow.“It’s plain as day that the government has driven Mr. Martin away.”Follow @suebailey on Twitter. read more

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Lebanon Security Council urges speedy election amid presidential vacuum

“The Council urges the Parliament to uphold Lebanon’s longstanding democratic tradition and to work to ensure that presidential elections take place as soon as possible and without external interference,” the 15-member body said in a presidential statement.The term of the current head of State, Michel Sleiman, ended on 25 May, and the Lebanese Constitution specifies that Parliament must convene to elect a new leader before the deadline passes.The Council paid tribute to the work carried out by Mr. Sleiman, who served for six years, and reiterated its full support for the Government to discharge its duties during this interim period “in accordance with the Constitution,” until the election of the new president.It also looked forward to the continued engagement of the Lebanese authorities with the international community, particularly the International Support Group for Lebanon, to mobilize support for the country.Last Sunday, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon voiced his regret that the Parliament was unable to elect a new president and called on Lebanon’s leaders to select a new one “without delay.” read more

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Mens Lacrosse No 6 Buckeyes travel to Michigan to play in Midwest

Ohio State then-freshman Tre Leclaire maintains possession of the ball in the first quarter against Loyola Maryland in the first round of the NCAA tournament on May 14, 2017 at Ohio Stadium. Credit: Sheridan Hendrix | Oller ReporterAfter edging out Jacksonville for an overtime win on the road Sunday, the No. 6 Ohio State men’s lacrosse team will head to Pontiac, Michigan, this weekend to compete against No. 19 Marquette and Detroit Mercy in the Midwest Lacrosse Classic.The Buckeyes (4-0) hope to build a season-opening five-game winning streak Friday when they clash against their second ranked opponent of the season in the Golden Eagles.However, the team’s close call against Jacksonville is still fresh in its mind, and players have been going back to basics this week in practice to revamp their play in preparation for the pair of weekend games.“We weren’t pleased with how we played,” senior midfielder Bo Lori said. “We try to hold ourselves to a really high standard, and we just felt like even though we swept out a win we didn’t really meet our standard so this week’s just been hitting the reset button, just really focusing on ourselves.”Ohio State had a short week for introspection, leaving Thursday for the road trip. But senior defenseman Freddy Freibott said any anxiety or nervousness resulting from Sunday’s game was overshadowed by the hard work of the team’s sports performance staff and coaches.“[We’re] unpacking last week, definitely looking at the teachable moments and where we can definitely improve and how we can apply it to our opponent this weekend,” Freibott said.MarquetteThe Buckeyes’ first challenge of the tournament will come against the Golden Eagles, who are 2-0 this season. Marquette handily beat Detroit Mercy 13-6 on Saturday and narrowly avoided a defeat in its season opener against Jacksonville on Feb. 17, winning 11-10.Marquette attack and Big East freshman of the week Anthony Orsini, as well as junior attack John Wagner, will keep the Buckeyes busy on the defensive end. Orsini leads the team with six goals and is tied for first with Wagner at eight points. Orsini scored four of his six goals against Detroit Mercy.Senior goalie Cole Blazer will try to lock things down on Marquette’s defensive end. With this 7.94 goals-against average and .444 save percentage, he is undoubtedly drawing the attention of Ohio State attacks Tre Leclaire, Jack Jasinski and Colin Chell. The trio has accounted for 40 percent of the team’s offense thus far, so the Buckeyes will need them to find ways to generate offense against Blazer.Detroit MercyThe Titans (1-3) will face Ohio State Sunday after dropping their last two games to Jacksonville and Marquette.Freshman attack Brett Erskine leads Detroit with six goals, while junior attack Matthew Vangalen and freshman midfielder Brennan Kamish follow close behind, having each netted four goals.Ohio State will be trying to improve its 7-1 all-time record against Detroit, and will have to do so against redshirt freshman goalie Logan Shamblin, who has played every game of the Titans’ season thus far and has recorded 36 stops. He has allowed an average of 11.21 goals per game, but has a .444 save percentage.“I feel like our seven guys against their top seven is going to be enough no matter who they throw out,” Lori said on the two matchups facing Ohio State this weekend.The faceoff against the Golden Eagles will start at 5 p.m. Friday and the Buckeyes’ contest against the Titans will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday. read more

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Time for Dublin to grow up Irish rents are now rising at

first_img Share416 Tweet Email10 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Many people entering into homelessness are coming from the private rental sector where they have been unable to maintain their tenancy. Keeping people in the homes that they already have is key to stopping the flow of people into homelessness.In light of this, Randall said that “the designation of rent pressure zones and the extension of these zones beyond Dublin and Cork to the fifteen new areas announced by the Minister last month are welcome”.Sinn Féin’s housing spokesman Eoin O’Broin meanwhile said that in light of the figures “rent certainty is urgently needed”.“Daft’s figures for the final quarter of 2016 are hugely concerning. This Government is continuing to fail renters,” he said.Minister Coveney had an opportunity before Christmas to halt unaffordable rent increases. Instead, he gifted landlords with a 4% year on year rent increase for the next three years. The minister’s failure to get to grips with the crisis in the rental sector continues to heap pressure on struggling renters and effectively locks low income earners out of the rental market.TheJournal.ie publisher Journal Media Ltd has some shareholders in common with Daft.ie.Read: Want to end homelessness? How about converting every emergency hostel in Ireland into a homeRead: Businesses are snapping up Dublin offices that haven’t even been built yet Tuesday 14 Feb 2017, 6:01 AM http://jrnl.ie/3237818 59 Comments 29,021 Views ‘Time for Dublin to grow up’ – Irish rents are now rising at their fastest rate EVER Daft.ie’s Ronan Lyons says height limits on Dublin buildings need to be loosened to prevent higher rents. Source: Sasko Lazarov/Rollingnews.ieNEWLY RELEASED DATA suggests that rents across Ireland are now rising at their fastest ever rate.In the final quarter of 2016 the rate of inflation of rents across Ireland was 13.5% according to Daft.ie’s latest rental price report, which is conducted using properties advertised for rent on that website.The average rent being seen nationwide is now €1,111 per month.In Dublin rents are now rising by 15% per year, the highest rate seen since mid-2014.Those same rents are now 65% greater than those seen at their lowest ebb in 2010.Perhaps more significantly, rents in the capital are now a full 14% greater than at their previous peak, seen during the pre-crash days of early 2008.In Ireland’s four other cities things are not quite so dramatic, if far from ideal.In Cork, Waterford, Limerick, and Galway inflation has receded slightly but remains between 10% and 13%. Rents around the country Source: Daft.ieClick here to view a larger imageDaft.ie economist Ronan Lyons describes the problem as “a severe imbalance between supply and demand”, with just 4,000 homes available to rent across Ireland on 1 February.By contrast, availability in April 2007, the lowest such point during the Celtic Tiger years, was about 4,400 homes.The report is harshly critical of Dublin’s sprawl suggesting that “Greater Tokyo, with a population of over 27 million people, fits into 9,000 square kilometres”.Greater Dublin, with a population of less than 2 million people, takes up almost 6,000 square kilometres.In Dublin, city centre rents now stand at €1,655 (an annual increase of 15.5%), while the north of the city stands at €1,529 and the south city at €1,763.Rents in Dublin as a whole rose an average of 4% in each of the last three months, the largest three-month increase on record. Short URL By Cianan Brennan Feb 14th 2017, 6:01 AM The number of houses available to rent Source: Daft.ieClick here to view a larger imageWhile rents are rising across the country, the trend is to be seen most acutely in the counties surrounding Dublin with Meath, Louth, and Dublin showing yearly rental increases of 17.3%, 17.3%, and 14.7% respectively.The phenomenon is also being seen further afield however: Longford (16.6%) and Westmeath (14.5%) for example are also showing large increases, suggesting the rental trap is becoming more of an acute problem outside the capital.Grow upLyons describes the report’s findings as making “grim reading not only for tenants but for policymakers also”.The solution for driving population growth across the country without Dublin gradually ‘eating up’ the countryside requires several things to happen according to the economist.“Dublin needs to be allowed to grow up. Height limits of between four and six storeys in one of Europe’s fastest growing cities merely translate into lost jobs and higher rents,” he said. The rental market in Dublin Source: Daft.ieClick here to view a larger imageSecondly, homes need to be built on brownfield, as well as greenfield, sites. Looking around Dublin, it is littered with grossly underemployed land, in the form of army barracks, golf clubs and bus depots, built on the fringes of the city in the past but now in prime central locations. A land tax would help achieve this reuse of our scarce and valuable urban land.Lyons contends that the biggest problem facing the rental sector however is “the extremely high cost of construction in Ireland, compared to other high-income countries”, and that until this is addressed the apartments needed to address the supply issue simply won’t be built.ReactionThe Simon Communities in Ireland have described the released figures as “extremely worrying”.“The spiralling rents and dwindling supply that have characterised the private rented sector in recent years must be addressed. Increasingly, these issues are preventing people from finding and sustaining affordable homes within the rental market,” said the community’s national spokesperson Niamh Randall. Ronan Lyonslast_img read more

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Arlene Foster on powersharing It takes two to tango and were ready

first_imgThe Taoiseach raised the ongoing discussions on formation of a new Government in London with the DUP, which is a matter for the parties represented at Westminster, but noted the need to avoid any outcome which could interfere with devolution and the prospects of re-establishing the Executive. First meeting in Government Buildings this morning with @DUPleader Arlene Foster. pic.twitter.com/1Hl09KtrQe— Leo Varadkar (@LeoVaradkar) June 16, 2017 Share14 Tweet Email Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Friday 16 Jun 2017, 6:20 PM By Christina Finn http://jrnl.ie/3447088 Updated 6.30pmTAOISEACH LEO VARADKAR met with the leadership of both Sinn Féin and the DUP today, hoping to break the impasse that has left the North without an Executive since March.Speaking to the media following their meeting, DUP leader Arlene Foster said it was down to Sinn Féin whether an agreement is reached.“It takes two to tango and we’re ready to dance,” she said.Foster said she wished the new Taoiseach well and reassured him her party want to see devolution back up and running in the North as quickly as possible.Both parties said they believe this is achievable.Before his meeting with Varadkar, Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams was asked about the “tango” reference made by Foster.Adams took the opportunity to make reference to the revelation he made in the Dáil on Wednesday – when he said he and Varadkar had attended the same pilates class.Adams joked that perhaps a “cross border pilates group” might be just what’s needed to get the two parties together again. Sinn Fein delegation meet Leo Varadkar. Sinn Fein Leader in the North Michelle O’Neill shakes hands with Taoiseach and Fine Gael leader Leo Varadkar at Government Buildings in Dublin today. Source: Sam BoalDuring her discussions with Varadkar, Foster said there was also conversation about negotiations that are taking place between her party and the Conservatives in the UK over government formation.She said Varadkar recognised that it was matter for the DUP and Conservative party, but she said she reassured him that her party “would be acting in relation to the stability of the whole of the UK and certainly within the national interest”.“That is the way we will continue to talk to the Conservative party,” added Foster.The Taoiseach said last week that he had concerns about the DUP going into government with the Conservatives and how it could undermine the Good Friday Agreement.Foster said the talks between the Conservatives and the DUP are continuing today and will continue into next week. An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar TD and Democratic Unionist Party Leader Arlene Foster today. 16,272 Views Gerry Adams says they should set up a cross-border pilates body 🤔 pic.twitter.com/jS6liKwAUQ— TheJournal Politics (@TJ_Politics) June 16, 2017 Jun 16th 2017, 6:20 PM Short URL 65 Comments An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar TD and Democratic Unionist Party Leader Arlene Foster today. Image: Sam Boal Image: Sam Boal Arlene Foster on power-sharing: ‘It takes two to tango and we’re ready to dance’ Varadkar met with delegations from the Sinn Fein and DUP at Government Buildings today. Source: TheJournal Politics/Twitter A Government statement this evening said that during today’s talks “the Taoiseach made clear that he and his Government would work in support of the Northern Ireland parties to re-establish the Executive, and in pursuit of strong North-South relations including through the North South Ministerial Council”.He stressed the objectives of ensuring that Brexit does not impact negatively on the Good Friday Agreement and the Peace Process, and protecting North-South trade and economic activity and the Common Travel Area. The power-sharing Assembly has been vacant since January after a bitter row between the parties over the “cash-for-ash” scandal.As that controversy rumbled on, Foster ignored repeated calls for her to step aside while an investigation was carried out into the scheme – which could cost taxpayers in the North in the region of £400 million (about €460 million), possibly more.Time is ticking to get the institutions up and running again, with the British government setting a deadline of 29 June for the formation of an executive before it transfers power back to Westminster or orders another election.Adams said now was a time to move past the rhetoric, with Sinn Fein’s leader in the North, Michelle O’Neill, stating that the party remains “fully committed to making the institutions work”.“We also respect the other party’s mandate. We want to get back to an Executive that has all the parties around the table, that we are collectively making decisions,” she said.We need this Taoiseach to have a new approach, to have a step change in their actions in relation to securing implementation of previous agreements… This Taoiseach needs to step up. He needs to make sure he plays his role and takes it very seriously – that role of co-guarantor [of the Good Friday Agreement]. Source: Leo Varadkar/Twitter Finally, the Taoiseach noted opportunities for investment in infrastructure which could be of benefit on both parts of the island, and agreed that discussions on this should continue.- With reporting by Paul Hosford and Daragh Brophy Read: Trump cancels Obama policy that allowed illegal immigrant parents stay in Americalast_img read more

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France la consommation dénergie a diminué de 5 en 2009

first_imgFrance : la consommation d’énergie a diminué de 5% en 2009France – En 2009, la consommation française d’énergie primaire a diminué de 5%, a annoncé le commissariat général au développement durable. Cette baisse doit toutefois être en grande partie attribuée à la crise économique.Avec 251 millions de tonnes équivalent pétrole (Mtep) en 2009, la consommation énergétique française a diminué de 5% par rapport à 2008. Cette baisse est pour l’essentiel attribuée à la récession économique, “mais l’évolution a été atténuée par la hausse de la consommation des ménages en électricité et en carburants”, souligne l’étude du commissariat général au développement durable.Parallèlement, la production d’énergie a elle aussi diminué, de 7% par rapport à 2008, passant alors à 114 Mtep. Ici, la baisse est principalement due à la diminution de la production des centrales nucléaires qui a chuté à 390 térawattheures (TWh) en 2009, le plus bas niveau observé au cours des dix dernières années.Le secteur hydroélectrique a également reculé, de 6%, tandis qu’avec la vague de froid hivernale, les centrales électriques au charbon ont repris du service pour progresser de 8% en décembre et de 13% en novembre.Les émissions de CO2 ont par conséquent augmenté de 3% en décembre mais sur l’ensemble de l’année 2009, c’est une tendance à la baisse qui est constatée (-4%).Le 10 février 2010 à 10:04 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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