TSX lower on optimistic Chinese data lacklustre European numbers

The Toronto stock market added on more losses at the open, as traders digested a mixed outlook on global manufacturing in some of the world’s largest economies.The S&P/TSX composite index dropped 34.90 points to 15,094.10. The Canadian dollar was up 0.08 of a cent to 90.73 cents U.S.The latest figures from China came in better than expected, and eased some concerns that growth outlook for the world’s second-largest economy had stalled. The numbers showed that factory orders went up to 50.5 this month from 50.2 in August. Anything above 50 indicates an expansion.Analysts had expected the reading to fall for a second month, dragged down by the slumping Chinese property market. Last month’s purchasing managers’ index reading was a sharp fall from the 18-month high of 51.7 reached in July.But that optimism didn’t play out in Europe, where more signs indicate that the 18-country eurozone economy hasn’t found much renewed momentum, despite stimulus measures from the European Central Bank.U.S. markets fell into negative territory with the Dow Jones industrials down 54.55 points to 17,118.13. The Nasdaq dropped 19.01 points to 4,508.68 and the S&P 500 index lost 7.59 points to 1,986.70. read more

One in three people suffers malnutrition at global cost of 35 trillion

FAO/WHO International Symposium on Sustainable Food Systems for Healthy Diets and Improved Nutrition Session at FAO headquarters in Rome. Photo: FAO/Carlo Perla No country is immune from malnutrition – either undernutrition or overweight and obesity – whose “human, social, environmental and economic costs are overwhelming,” said the Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), José Graziano da Silva, during his opening remarks at the International Symposium on Sustainable Food Systems for Healthy Diets and Improved Nutrition. “Nutrition must be considered a public issue, a State responsibility,” he said, adding that “consumers must be empowered to choose healthy food and diets” through nutrition-sensitive social protection, nutrition education, and effective and accurate labelling and advertising. According to a press release, the two-day event, co-organized by FAO and the World Health Organization (WHO), examines country-level challenges and successes to shed light on effective approaches to reshaping food production, processing, marketing and retail systems to better tackle the problem of malnutrition, which blights the lives of billions of individuals and can trap generations in a vicious cycle of poverty and malnutrition. Mr. Graziano da Silva pledged FAO’s support to help countries adopt a food systems approach to address all states of the food chain: from production and processing to marketing and consumption. Speaking at two-day international symposium in Rome, FAO Director General, José Graziano da Silva, says that one in three people suffers from some form of malnutrition. Credit: UN News CentreGovernments should encourage diversification of agriculture, improved post-harvest management, facilitate market access for poor family farmers and guarantee food-safety, he added. The FAO Director-General also announced that King Letsie III of Lesotho is FAO’s newest Special Ambassador for Nutrition. Also addressing the symposium was Francesco Branca, the Director of Nutrition for Health and Development at the World Health Organization (WHO), who delivered remarks on behalf of the agency’s Director-General, Margaret Chan. “Nutrition is a challenge for all countries. Whether it is stunting, wasting, anaemia or obesity, no country is exempt. With the sustainable development goals we are committed to end all forms of malnutrition by the year 2030,” in line with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, Ms. Chan said in her message. “With the great leadership of many Member States, the energy of civil society, and the entrepreneurial spirit of the private sector we can collectively achieve in a short time dramatic change in food systems and the food environment, for the improvement of everybody’s nutrition,” Ms. Chan added. Over two billion people on the planet suffer from health-affecting micronutrient deficiencies, and an estimated 150 million children under 5 years of age are stunted due to poor diets. At the same time, 1.9 billion people are now overweight – 600 million of them are classified as obese. This past April, the UN declared the start of an “International Decade on Nutrition” to follow through on commitments made at the second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2) in 2014 and meet the nutrition-related targets of the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). read more

Was Jalen Ramsey Right About Gronk

*YAC = Yards After CatchSource: ESPN Stats & Information Group Gronk fares worse against more defensive backsChange in key receiving metrics for Rob Gronkowski by number of opposing defensive backs on the field, 2016-18 Opposing DefenseTargets Per RouteAir Yds. per TargetCatches per TargetYAC* per CatchAdj. Catch Yds. per Route Percent change-41.4%14.5%-2.6%-1.4%-37.6% Although Gronkowski’s ability to rumble downfield after the catch isn’t overly affected by facing more defensive backs — which isn’t a surprise when a man of Gronk’s size is facing tiny cornerbacks — and his average depth of target actually increases a lot (meaning he’s running deeper routes), Gronk’s ability to get open and make plays dips significantly when there are fewer mismatches to exploit in the opposing coverage. As a result, Gronk’s Adjusted Catch Yards (a measure of receiving productivity that gives bonuses for touchdowns and moving the chains) per route run are down nearly 40 percent against five or more DBs over the past three seasons. By comparison, the average NFL tight end only sees his Adjusted Catch Yards per route fall by about 18 percent under those circumstances.So in that sense, Ramsey is right. And given how dependent the Patriots are on Gronk’s stat-stuffing, Jacksonville could gain a disproportionate edge if Ramsey and his fellow DBs neutralize the Pats’ big, lovable human wrecking ball. Against the Jags in the first half of last year’s AFC title game, Gronkowski was limited to one catch on three targets, with zero touchdowns (before a concussion took him out of the game for the second half). Not coincidentally, between Gronk’s limited impact and subsequent absence, the Pats barely mustered enough points to pull past Jacksonville and make the Super Bowl.That said, it should be noted that even a Gronk limited by opposing defensive backs is better than just about every other tight end on the planet. Since 2016, Gronkowski’s Adjusted Catch Yards per route against five or more DBs (3.25) was still 30 percent better than the overall average for NFL tight ends (regardless of opposing coverage). To paraphrase Dan Patrick, you can’t truly stop Gronk; you can only hope to contain him. And that goes even for Jalen Ramsey. Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is the NFL’s undisputed best at his position, and he might even be the best of all time. Well, OK, that’s according to most football-watchers. Not everyone is buying Gronk’s greatness — and by “not everyone,” I mean Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey, who was considered to be the best in the game last season. In an … ahem, wide-ranging interview with ESPN’s Mina Kimes last month, Ramsey had this to say about Gronkowski:“I don’t think Gronk’s good. Let me say — I don’t think Gronk is as great as people think he is.”With the Jags and Patriots lined up to play Sunday, that quote has seen plenty of recirculation. “It motivates you to hear that,” Gronkowski told reporters when asked about Ramsey’s remarks. But there is something to Ramsey’s criticism, even if it means that Gronk can be reduced to merely regular-dominant, rather than ridiculously so.Ramsey’s central critique of Gronk surrounds the way he feasts on linebackers and safeties but isn’t as dominant against cornerbacks. “Any time Gronk has been matched up with a corner, he’s had a very bad game,” Ramsey told Kimes, “and that corner has had a very good game.” This echoed Ramsey’s comments in an earlier GQ story — the guy really made the media rounds last month! — where he said, “I think I match up well against him. Gronk’s never played a corner like me.”As Kimes notes in her story, Gronkowski’s numbers do drop when he is lined up on the outside rather than in the slot. “His catch rate drops from 71 percent to 56 percent,” she writes, “which is lower than that of the average NFL tight end.” Ramsey himself referenced similar numbers from Jacksonville’s analytics department. With more defensive attention from coverage specialists, Gronkowski doesn’t get as many favorable matchups — and unequal matchups are what he thrives against.Using the same key receiving metrics we employed when assessing Falcons wideout Julio Jones’ greatness, here’s how Gronk’s production changes depending on how many defensive backs he has to face (which, presumably, increases the odds he’ll face a cornerback like Ramsey): Five or more DBs18.912.767.16.123.3 Avg. NFL TE-7.2%5.6%2.3%-30.8%-17.6% Four or fewer DBs32.311.168.96.215.2 read more

Divorced parents who pit children against former partners guilty of abuse

first_imgDivorced parents who “brainwash” their children against ex-partners are guilty of “abuse”, the head of the agency that looks after youngsters’ interests in family courts has said.Anthony Douglas, chief executive of the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (Cafcass), warned against the danger of “parental alienation”.He said the deliberate manipulation of a child by one parent against the other has become so common in family breakdowns that it should be dealt with like any other form of neglect or child abuse.According to Cafcass, parental alienation is responsible for around 80 per cent of the most difficult cases that come before the family courts.   Alienation can include a parent constantly badmouthing or belittling the other adult, limiting contact between the child and the targeted parent, forbidding discussion about them, creating the impression the parent does not love the child and forcing the child to reject the parent.“It’s undoubtedly a form of neglect or child abuse in terms of the impact it can have,” said Mr Douglas. “I think the way you treat your children after a relationship has broken up is just as powerful a public health issue as smoking or drinking.”One mother, who wants to remain unnamed, described how she was cut off from her son two years ago by her ex-husband.She said her former partner made “false and fabricated allegations” against her in order to gain custody and “manipulate my son so deeply that he now has no memory of his loving childhood with me”.Now her contact with the 14-year-old is limited to Skype conversations and visits once a month.“If I had been sent to prison I would have been able to see my son more than I do now,” she said. “My son is brainwashed – he is emotionally dependent on his father and behaves as if he were in a cult. My son has no idea what is going on, only that he feels angry at me.“The more parents who stand up to this and say it is unacceptable the better. Emotional abuse is just as horrible and controlling as physical abuse. It’s unacceptable and things need to change in the way it is dealt with.”  In some countries, governments have put in place legislation to prevent such behaviour. In Italy parents can be fined, whereas in Mexico, guilty adults can be given a 15-year jail term.And in America “parenting coordinators” are ordered and supervised by the courts to help restore relationships between parents and children identified as “alienated”. I think the way you treat your children after a relationship has broken up is just as powerful a public health issue as smoking or drinkingAnthony Douglas, Cafcass Mr Douglas said: “There isn’t a specific criminal law that outlaws parental alienation in the UK. But we do have family law and through assessments and enforcement proceedings, we do have the ability to send parents to prison or give them community sentences.”But this is hardly ever the case because ultimately the punishment on the parent will rebound on the child.”However, judges in the UK are starting to recognise parental alienation, which is leading to some children being removed from the offending parent.“But this is fraught with difficulty,” said Mr Douglas. “It’s a rocky road and a difficult process.”Joanna Abrahams, head of family law at Setfords Solicitors, is one of the country’s few specialists in parental alienation.She said: “The amount of enquiries we are getting about this type of behaviour is growing all the time. At the moment we get about three calls a day about this – and that’s a lot.“It’s always been there but people are now beginning to understand more about it and how harmful it can be. You can run into the tens of thousands on cases like these.“The frustration when you can’t see your child takes over people’s entire lives. Some kind of legislation needs to be put in place but what that is I can’t say.“Each case is of course very different and it’s not always that someone is doing this on purpose. It might be subconscious behaviour.”center_img Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Ms Abrahams is looking to draw up a team of experts to see if a committee could be formulated to tackle parental alienation.“It’s in the embryonic stages at the moment but it would include myself, Cafcass social workers and mental health workers – a cross-range of experts with the hope of developing something.“I think we need to all work together to have a more joined-up approach to this behaviour which can be so damaging.”last_img read more

A proud night for the son of a Kerry GAA legend and

first_imgA proud night for the son of a Kerry GAA legend and more Ireland-Iceland talking points John Egan was one of four Ireland debutants last night, with Daryl Horgan, Andy Boyle and Conor Hourihane also making their international bows. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article John Egan made his senior Ireland debut last night. Mar 29th 2017, 7:05 AM Short URL Honoured to have made my debut for my country tonight 🇮🇪☘️ pic.twitter.com/Cb2g6n6AYm— John Egan (@JohnEgan92) March 29, 2017 10 Comments 1. A proud night for John Egan MARTIN O’NEILL AND John Egan go back a long way.The pair first encountered one another when both were at Sunderland — O’Neill as manager and Egan as a promising youth team player.When the Cork-born defender was just 19, O’Neill gave him a squad number and played him in the club’s pre-season tour of South Korea ahead of the 2012-13 Premier League campaign.When Egan broke his leg in two places during a loan spell at Bradford, the Derry native was one of the first people to visit him in hospital.In addition, one of O’Neill’s last acts as Sunderland manager before getting sacked was to hand Egan a contract extension.“If heart and desire are anything to go on, John will cakewalk his career,” O’Neill said almost four years ago to the day. “I gave him a squad number in the first-team at the start of last season, almost as much for attitude as anything else. He’s got a fantastic attitude to do really well.”Unfortunately for Egan, O’Neill’s successor at Sunderland, Gus Poyet, failed to take as much of a shine to him and it wasn’t long before the Cork native was shown the exit door at the Stadium of Light.Yet whereas so many young Irish footballers never get over failing to make the grade with a Premier League side, Egan had the resolve to recover from this setback.In his first full season with Gillingham, he played in all but one of their matches and was named the club’s Player of the Year. Last season, he continued to excel, earning in a place PFA League One team of the season.After joining Brentford in the summer, he has already established himself as a key figure and fan favourite at the club, recently signing a contract extension to boot with the Bees, who are currently 14th in the Championship.Last night saw him link back up with old friends Robbie Brady and Jeff Hendrick, both of whom he played with and against in his younger days. Egan and Hendrick were both part of the Irish U19 team that reached the semi-finals of the 2011 UEFA European U19 Championship. The trio, along with Cyrus Christie and Daryl Horgan, were part of a strong contingent of 1992-born Irish players to feature last night. The quintet’s progression through the ranks provides hope that the future of Irish football will not be as gloomy as many have predicted.Indeed, Egan has rarely been one for negativity. Asked about his international prospects in an interview with The42 last year, the-then Gillingham player sounded confident.I’ve had a good season — I’m happy with my form,” he said. “I believe in my ability to go on and do it at a higher level and so hopefully, I can break into the Ireland team.“But I need to get myself to that stage and that platform first, and if I’m producing the goods on the pitch, stuff like that will follow. So I’ll have to keep my head down and keep doing well on the pitch.” Last night, he finally fulfilled a lifelong dream, though his senior international bow was not perfect. Within two minutes, Egan had drawn blood after a nasty elbow from striker Kjartan Henry Finnbogason, but this incident wasn’t going to spoil a momentous night.The 24-year-old also will have been disappointed at conceding a needless free-kick from which Hordur Bjorgvin Magnusson curled home the game’s only goal, but otherwise looked solid in what O’Neill — once again a key figure amid a seminal occasion in Egan’s career – described afterwards as a “fine” performance.The son of the late John Egan Senior — a Kerry GAA legend and winner of six All-Ireland medals and nine Munster titles, and who captained the side that narrowly lost out to Offaly in the famous 1982 five-in-a-row final, the young centre-back was in reflective mood after playing the first 64 minutes against Iceland.He would have been proud, tonight’s a night you’d miss him a bit more because you would have loved to see him here,” he said of his father. “The rest of my family were here and I think they enjoyed it.”2. Ireland’s attacking deficiencies a cause for concern Kevin Doyle suffered from a lack of service in attack. Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHOIt’s been a mixed week for Ireland and Martin O’Neill. Last Friday, they earned what could turn out to be a crucial World Cup qualifying point against Wales, but all that was overshadowed by the broken leg which captain Seamus Coleman suffered.Similarly last night, there were positives in the fact that O’Neill had a chance to give fringe members of the squad some invaluable experience at international level, with a few — most notably Daryl Horgan — showing flashes of promise, while the former Dundalk player’s fellow Ireland debutants Conor Hourihane, John Egan and Andy Boyle also acquitted themselves relatively well.Yet overall, it was a poor enough performance from the Irish side against a similarly understrength Iceland outfit. Yes, it was only a friendly, but there were familiar problems for the side.In 180 minutes during their two games this week, the Boys in Green managed a paltry total of two shots on target. On both occasions, they didn’t ever really look capable of scoring, despite all their admirable endeavour and impressive defensive organisation.It is consequently the backline that remains this Irish side’s key asset. Some of the Europe’s most highly rated sides — Italy, Germany, Wales, Austria and Bosnia — have all failed to score in games against Martin O’Neill’s men. Only once — the decidedly below-par Belgium match at Euro 2016 — have they conceded more than two goals in a single competitive match.The team have been less successful down the other end of the field, however. In their World Cup qualifying group, Ireland have managed just seven goals in five games — only Georgia and Moldova have a worse record. It was a similar story in their Euro 2016 qualifying group, with only Georgia and Gibraltar managing less goals.Moreover, if you exclude matches against Gibraltar, the 3-1 victory over Moldova last October was the first time a Martin O’Neill-managed Irish side had scored more than two goals in a competitive fixture.Another issue of late has been the conspicuous absence of a certain individual. At the FAI awards the other week, it was noticeable that of Ireland’s three goal-of-the-year nominees, one was scored by Hoolahan while the other two were set up by the Norwich man.The ex-Shelbourne player may give the ball away more often than others in the side, as was patently evident in the aforementioned Moldova game where he also had a major hand in two of the goals, but what separates the 34-year-old from most of his teammates is his commitment to taking risks in possession. His tendency to concede possession on occasion is more noticeable because he is always trying to do something clever. All too often last night, Ireland’s players took the safe option of a sideways pass or a punt up the middle. These conservative decisions won’t attract groans from the crowd in the same way as an unsuccessful dribble or inaccurate through ball will, but in matches where the Dubliner attempts such audacious feats, invariably at least a couple do come off.And just as vital as Hoolahan’s assists is his tendency to make those around him play better. Having one player who desperately wants the ball all the time can bring others out of their shell. But without the Dubliner, who will be 36 by the time the next World Cup rolls around, Ireland for the most part lacked the confidence to play through midfield against both Wales and Iceland.Jeff Hendrick and Conor Hourihane, last night, seldom demanded a pass, even in the fairly laidback circumstances of a friendly. As a consequence, the ball continually sailed over their head as attack after toothless attack petered out in dispiriting fashion, with Kevin Doyle and subsequently Shane Long not getting much joy out of a resolute Icelandic backline.Elsewhere in the team, despite his admirable work ethic and explosive pace, James McClean never really looked totally comfortable as a makeshift second striker, and it seems unlikely that O’Neill will persist with this experiment in the long-term.Man-of-the-match Robbie Brady, meanwhile, was arguably Ireland’s brightest player going forward, and the Ireland boss suggested in his post-match press conference that he would ideally have liked to play the Burnley star in a more advanced role. Unfortunately though, the 65-year-old coach was hamstrung by a lack of alternatives at left-back, with first-choice Stephen Ward presumably tired after playing the full 90 minutes against Wales the other night.O’Neill also conceded afterwards that Ireland’s attacking ineptitude was an issue.First of all, first half, we didn’t do well at all,” the Ireland boss admitted. “The second half, I thought we had loads of possession. But you’re right — creating some clear-cut chances is something we have to try to do better.”3. Inconsistent Aiden McGeady continues to frustrate Aiden McGeady has impressed for Preston recently but struggled to make an impact for Ireland last night. Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHOAiden McGeady has done remarkably well in recent weeks, as recognition in the form of his recent Championship player-of-the-month award underlines.On Tuesday, however, the winger had a bad day at the office.Last June, after a pre-Euro 2016 friendly with Belarus, Roy Keane infamously said of McGeady: “He can do a lot better but maybe that’s the story of Aiden’s career.”Those words could have applied last night as well. Every time the 30-year-old got the ball, there was a sense of hope and expectation audible among the 37,000 people who attended the Aviva Stadium, and only in that sense was it reminiscent of past days in Dublin when another talented winger, Damien Duff, regularly tormented defenders.McGeady was not short of tricks, as usual, and he clearly had the beating of his marker, but every time the former Celtic star found space, the final ball in was poor.When Preston teammate Daryl Horgan came on, the difference compared to McGeady was noticeable. Instead of tame, lofted crosses that were easily cleared or dealt with by the goalkeeper, Horgan drilled balls in that created a genuine sense of panic in the visitors’ defence, even if they didn’t always pick out a green shirt.McGeady deserves to be cut some slack on account his excellent form at Championship level, but while the stakes were reasonably low, last night still felt like a missed opportunity for the talented winger to prove that he still has a major role to play in this Irish team.The42 is on Instagram! Tap the button below on your phone to follow us! Player ratings: How the Boys in Green fared against Iceland>James Rodriguez causes middle finger storm> Source: John Egan/Twitter By Paul Fennessy Follow us: the42.ie Wednesday 29 Mar 2017, 7:05 AM Image: Ryan Byrne/INPHO Share8 Tweet Email1 John Egan made his senior Ireland debut last night. Image: Ryan Byrne/INPHO http://the42.ie/3311989 22,826 Views last_img read more

Lowincome services ordinance heads to Vancouver City Council

first_imgIt’s taken nearly a dozen meetings and more than two years to develop a plan to repeal and replace the rules that govern how and where low-income people are assisted in Vancouver.On Wednesday, the Vancouver Planning Commission, which is an advisory group, voted to send the revised Human Services Facilities ordinance to the city council.The planning commission doubled down on its initial recommendation, known as Option A, to reclassify human service facilities and implement conditional use permits and performance standards for shelters, day centers and soup kitchens. This recommendation comes despite the city council’s request to reconsider tacking on additional standards and fees that may unintentionally burden service providers.Essentially the question is this: Should the city hold homeless service providers to high standards, even if they are cost-prohibitive? Or should the regulations be relaxed in hopes more providers will deliver more services?There’s a legal component too. Since Vancouver’s current siting ordinance was adopted in 1991, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected similar laws, raising concerns the city could be sued. Specifically, the city is concerned about lawsuits relating to discrimination against physical abilities and familial status as outlined in the Fair Housing Act.last_img read more

SWAT standoff in North Park connected to Midway District homicide

first_imgSWAT standoff in North Park connected to Midway District homicide February 25, 2018 John Soderman Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter SWAT SCENE UPDATE: The search for a homicide suspect at an apartment complex in the 3000 block of Upas has ended. Out of an abundance of caution our SWAT team was used for the search. The suspect was not located. Thanks for your patience to those who were impacted by the scene. pic.twitter.com/Qx4CeuFW1g— San Diego Police Department (@SanDiegoPD) February 26, 2018 Posted: February 25, 2018 Updated: 7:02 PM John Soderman, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) — The fatal shooting of a man outside a gym in the Midway District today led to an hours-long standoff at an apartment complex miles away in North Park.The shooting was near a 24 Hour Fitness in the 3600 block of Midway Drive just before 11 a.m., San Diego police Officer Dino Delimitros said.Details were unclear, but Delimitros said the shooting was connected to a SWAT standoff at an apartment complex near the intersection of 30th Street and Upas Street, just a few blocks east of Balboa Park.Officers responded to the apartment about noon. Roads in the area were blocked off by police for more than six hours while the standoff continued.Around 6:15 p.m. the SWAT team made entry into the apartment but the suspect was not there, according to police.The SWAT wrapped up their operation and left the scene, police said.No suspect description was immediately available.last_img read more

Starbucks unveils new maple pecan latte

first_img(WSVN) – Starbucks’ famous pumpkin spice latte might have some competition.The coffee chain celebrated the first day of fall by unveiling the maple pecan latte.The maple pecan latte is a mix of maple pecan syrup with espresso and milk, topped with a sprinkle of orange and golden-brown sugar crystals.Starbucks also unveiled their new fall cups, which come in shades of plum, teal and orange.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

India may ban imports of 24carat gold jewellery to avoid misuse of

first_imgIndia is planning to ban imports of 24-carat gold jewellery in an attempt to curb the misuse of free trade agreements (FTAs) with Asian countries, the DNA newspaper reported on Friday.The world’s second biggest gold consumer raised the import duty on the metal to 10 percent in 2013 to curb demand but that has boosted smuggling and prompted some importers to use India’s FTAs with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations to import 24-carat gold jewellery at just two percent import duty.The imported jewellery is then melted to make coins and bars and sold in the local market, industry officials said.The government is now planning to change existing rules to allow imports of only lower-quality 18 and 22-carat jewellery, the newspaper said, citing unnamed government officials.Finance ministry officials were not immediately available for comment on the report.Finance Minister Arun Jaitley told parliament on Friday that authorities at Indian airports seized 8.32 billion rupees ($124 million) of smuggled gold in the year that ended in March. Seizures came to 4.3 billion rupees from April 1 to the middle of November.India’s gold buying in the key December quarter is likely to fall to the lowest level in eight years, hurt by poor investment demand and back-to-back droughts that have slashed earnings for the country’s millions of farmers.Mining.com reports that 2015 has been an especially bad year for gold in India. December quarter demand could fall to 150 to 175 tonnes, Bachhraj Bamalwa, a director with the All India Gems & Jewellery Trade Federation. That would be the lowest in eights year and compares to a 5-year average for the quarter of 231 tonnes, according to the World Gold Council.This year 302 of the 640 districts in India experienced at least a 20% shortfall compared to normal rainfall. The lack of demand is being blamed on a severe drought now in its second year that has hurt incomes for the country’s more than 50 million small scale farmers and depressed buying in rural areas which account for the bulk of India’s gold demand.last_img read more

Bangladesh faces challenge to end child labour by 2025 Experts

first_imgParticipants pose for a photograph at a roundtable on progress and challenges in eliminating child labor at Karwan Bazar’s CA Bhaban on Tuesday. Photo: Shuvra Kanti DasBangladesh needs to take measures to eliminate all forms of child labour within 2025 as per its commitment to attaining Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), experts have said. “Complete elimination of child labour by next six years is a challenging task for Bangladesh,” ILO’s country director Tuomo Poutiainen told a roundtable.Prothom Alo in association with International Labour Organisation organised the roundtable at Karwan Bazar’s CA Bhaban in the capital on Tuesday. Tuomo Poutiainen underscored the need for a coordinated work among civil society, government and development partners to this end. Child labour experts said there should be policy so that no underage children freshly join work.They also called for a social movement and safety net programme for rehabilitation of those engaged in child labours. More than one speaker emphasised on strengthening effort to fight child labor to attain SDG 8.7 goal.According to the goal, immediate and effective measures should be taken to eradicate forced labour, end modern slavery and human trafficking and secure the prohibition and elimination of the worst forms of child labour, and end child labour in all its forms by 2025.Labour ministry’s additional secretary Sakiun Nahar Begum said it is not possible to stop child labour by force; rather there should be a social movement against it. Motivating the parents of children can be a viable option to stop child labour, she added.Labour ministry’s deputy secretary Ruhul Amin said the National Action Plan on child labour should be reviewed and implemented to fight child labor in Bangladesh.He also underscored the need of child budget.Bangladesh Employers Foundation’s (BEF) SDG coordinator Samiur Rahman Khan pointed out the failure of government primary schools to attract students.“As a result, dropout rate is increasing among the children and they are subsequently joining labour force,” he added.World Vision’s deputy director Sabira Nupur said bringing a huge number of children out of labour force is a difficult task. The families should be provided with alternative income source so that they do not go back to earlier works after being brought out of it.Department of Inspection for Factories and Establishments (DIFE) joint inspector general Mustafizur Rahman said providing the children with vocational training can be an effective way to rehabilitate them.Save the Children’s director Abdulla Al Mamun said Bangladesh should ratify ILO convention 138 concerning minimum age for admission to employment.Referring to a study of Bangladesh Institute of Labour Studies (BILS), the organisation’s joint secretary general Jafrul Hasan said as many as 182 domestic workers were killed and 146 injured between 2014 to 2018.“Against this backdrop, how can the domestic work be kept out of the purview of the labour law,” he raised question.Bangladesh Shishu Odhikar Forum’s director Abdus Sohid Mahmud said thousands of children are involved in risky informal sector jobs. No goals can be achieved by leaving them behind, he added. Child labour monitoring committee’s co-chair Salma Ali, INCIDIN Bangladesh’s executive director KM Masud Ali, Actionaid Bangladesh’s Nishita Islam, Manusher Jonno Foundation’s Rafeza Shaheen and ILO’s national project coordinator Suraiya Banu, among others, spoke at the roundtable moderated by Prothom Alo associate editor Abdul Quayyum.last_img read more

Shootings in Texas and Ohio Spark Local Protests

first_imgBy Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO, mgray@afro.comThe aftermath of the mass shootings in El Paso, TX and Dayton, Ohio have led to groups around the country calling for stricter gun control measures.  Several groups rallied in front of the White House and U.S. Capitol demanding lawmakers make sweeping legislative changes.According to the Associated Press (AP) these marches were prompted by the fatal incidents that took the lives of 29 people over 13 hours in what  appear to be non-coordinated attacks in the Texas and Ohio cities. Two organizations who have been at the front of the gun reform movement staged an impromptu march while in the District for their national conventions.The mass shootings in Texas and Ohio that killed over 30 people combined and injured many others, sparked local protests in Washington, D.C. (Courtesy Photo)The groups – Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action – were reportedly visiting the Nation’s Capital to continue developing an agenda for Congress regarding gun control from the grassroots level.  However, their plans for the weekend changed last Saturday when the first reports from El Paso about the Walmart massacre became public.Several hundred volunteers for groups seeking tougher laws on guns marched on the White House and the Capitol in a demonstration- at least partly inspired by the shootings in El Paso. Amber Gustafson, a volunteer leader for Moms Demand Action confirmed to the AP,  the organization was already holding their national meetings in Washington when they heard about the fatal Texas incident and decided to take their march to the White House.Gustafson also told the AP her group also works with groups at all levels of government.  However, she added, “We need a federal remedy.”With President Donald J. Trump on vacation at his resort in New Jersey, the contingent of vocal protesters lined up outside the White House in Lafayette Square for the unplanned march. The groups, wearing their traditional red T-shirts, began their organic display of non-violent civil disobedience a short distance from the Oval Office.Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action, also told the Associated Press that volunteers from her group and Students Demand Action marched Saturday to make a point to federal lawmakers. These groups have joined a bi-partisan group of national legislators who are now pushing for the Republican controlled United States Senate to act on passing laws that would require background checks for people wanting to buy guns that passed the Democratic controlled House of Representatives earlier this year. The groups are also advocating for the future gun reform laws to close the loop in background checks that some experts feel would reduce the number of deaths and limit the availability of semi-automatic weapons to consumers.The peaceful, but passionate gun reform protagonists lined up en masse and used their ad hoc forum to bring attention to the tragic crisis by pumping fist and waving signs of discontent in the air.  In many of the videos that were posted on various social media channels members of the organization are shown vehemently starting the protest with chants of “This is what democracy looks like,” and “Not one more,” before taking their march up to Capitol Hill.last_img read more

Mobile Technology for Business Owners On the Go

first_img Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Hotel rooms. Coffee shops. Planes, trains and automobiles. Sometimes these remote places become a small-business owner’s office when he or she is traveling. But just because you’re on-the-go doesn’t mean you can’t stay connected to your business and keep up with the myriad of tasks on your plate.Luckily for road-warrior types, a number of gadgets and high-tech services are designed for helping business owners boost productivity while on the move. Here’s a look at some of the best:Hands-Free Calling and Bluetooth HeadsetsThe Platronics Voyager PRO+A number of high-quality, hands-free calling and wireless Bluetooth headsets can make it easier to participate in meetings or converse with colleagues while driving. The MoGo Talk XD and XD2 ($99.99) are practical options that offer four hours of talk time and noise and wind-reduction features, as their earpieces snap directly into a compatible iPhone case. Given this specialized housing, it’s difficult to lose the devices.Still, those looking for premium audio quality or a more stylish solution can try the Motorola Finiti ($129.99), whose three microphones do an excellent job of filtering out ambient background noise.Related: Top 10 Car Technology TrendsWhile a little larger and less aesthetically pleasing than some of its rivals, the Platronics Voyager PRO+ ($99.99) is a contender as well. Its features include crisp call quality and an optional phone service that lets you use voice-activated commands to send email and texts, or listen to breaking news.In-Car Apps and Online ConnectivityFord’s hands-free, voice activated SYNC with MyFordTouch technologyCar owners looking to stay connected also have several choices. Ford’s SYNC with MyFordTouch hands-free, voice activated technology is available in a number of its models, including the 2011 Taurus and Explorer, and 2012 Focus and Mustang. It includes a color-coded dashboard display with dual 4.2-inch LCD monitors and the ability to access turn-by-turn directions or retrieve your phonebook for hands-free calling. You can also dictate Tweets or change radio stations via spoken command.For Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC or Buick owners, in-vehicle emergency and communications service OnStar offers a MyLink app that lets you turn your phone into a remote control. Using it, you can unlock your door, start the vehicle or activate your horn and lights from a distance.Toyota will soon introduce an in-dash multimedia system called Entune, which pairs with smartphone apps so you can conduct online searches via Bing, book lunch meetings through OpenTable or access traffic reports and stock quotes.GPS, Outdoor and Location-Based DevicesBusiness owners who frequently travel to remote areas might consider picking up the Spot Connect ($169.99 + $99.99/year). A puck-shaped navigator that connects your smartphone to communications satellites, it offers instant location tracking as well as the option to check in with the office anywhere, regardless of local cellular coverage.Related: 10 Brands That Can Help Make Business Travel More BearableThe Spark Tablet PC CasePair that with the Spark Tablet PC Case (not yet priced, due Spring 2011) and you’ll be ready to do remote fieldwork. The case is a lightweight, waterproof solar charger that stores a full charge with exposure to sunlight for your iPad or Samsung Galaxy Tab.Should the need to capture on-site images for research, fact-finding or insurance purposes arise, Pentax’s Optio WG-1 GPS digital camera ($399.95) can help as well. It’s a rugged 14-megapixel model with video recording features that’s water-, cold- and shock-proof. Additionally, it includes GPS geo-tagging features, so you can quickly associate images with your location.Presentation and Public Speaking ToolsPortable presentation tools can be a must for mobile operations. Among the more intriguing options is HP’s Pocket Whiteboard ($699.00), which attaches to your PC or laptop via a USB connector. By sketching with its stylus, you can transform almost any flat surface into a 10-foot tall drawing board ready to scribble flowcharts, diagrams or notes on.Another is Papershow ($199), a wireless tool that allows you to write using the system’s Bluetooth digital pen on a piece of interactive paper. Your notes will then appear on a Mac or PC via a wireless USB connector.Related: New Conference-Call Tool Makes Group Calls from the Road EasierThe Sony Handycam HDR-PJ50VWhile a more expensive solution for displaying sales pitches or market forecasts, the Sony Handycam HDR-PJ50V ($999.99) also promises to save you from carrying multiple gadgets. A two-in-one high-definition (HD) video camera and projector, it can record more than 90 hours of board meetings, presentations and product demos on a built-in 220 gigabyte hard drive. The device can also display up to 60-inch images on-command.The next time the open road or a cross-country flight beckons, consider packing any or all of these devices along. Allowing you to stay productive while in-transit, all are ready to travel whenever you are. 4 min read May 11, 2011 Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Register Now »last_img read more

At SXSW The Flying Car Could Come as Early as 2017

first_img Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Register Now » Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. 2 min read March 16, 2015 Entrepreneur is on the ground for SXSW. Check back for highlights from the festival as well as insights on trends from thought leaders and innovators.Our dreams for a flying car are coming closer to reality – have you considered how that will change your life?At a SXSW panel yesterday, AeroMobil co-founder and CEO Juraj Vaculik discussed the impact flying cars could have on our future, after revealing his company’s version, the 3.0, might be available as soon as 2017.AeroMobil’s two-seated “Flying Roadster” debuted last fall and features range of 430 miles and built-in parachute deployment. Eventually, after securing additional capital, AeroMobil plans to release a four-seater electric with a range of 900 miles.Related: It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane. No, It’s a Flying Car (Finally!)That range could be significant, according to the company’s founders, helping to sidestep what they consider the “prisons” hindering modern transportation: traffic, airports and missing infrastructure. Says Vaculik, expanding transport beyond traditional roads could help bypass trillions in estimated infrastructure costs, save consumers lost time driving, create more efficient networks between cities and even make way for a fleet of ridesharing options – Ubers and Lyfts in air.He admits implementation will be challenging. The concept requires sweeping changes in global regulation, not to mention wealthy early adopters who love to drive and fly.Still, Vaculik is optimistic. He says AeroMobil has the support of the EU, who is working to restructure legislation to potentially accommodate a future where cars can take flight. “We deeply believe we need a revolution in personal transportation,” he says.Related: Talking Vegetables, Selfie Pods and More Insane Products From SXSW’s Tradeshow Floor Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Globallast_img read more

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When the competing Cali cartel’s leaders, brothers Gilberto and Miguel Rodríguez Orejuela, were arrested a few years later there was talk of the end of mass cocaine trafficking. Variants of those optimistic predictions are repeated with every major arrest.Taking out kingpins in transnational criminal organizations has enormous benefits, but also enormous dangers. Chief among them: the violent aftershocks that play out as rival cartels try to move in on a weakened enemy and old scores are settled within the cartel itself. In Guzmán’s case, that could mean sustained bloodshed in both Mexico and the United States.As one recent United Nations report on drug trafficking correctly noted, “The key driver of violence is not cocaine, but change: change in the negotiated power relations between and within groups, and with the state.” Partial view of money seized from an alleged member of the Zetas drug cartel. Ronaldo Schemidt/AFPThe capture of Guzmán is the type of change that upsets all of these relationships and is paradoxically likely to make it harder, not easier, to dent the flood of cocaine that washes into the United States.On the plus side, the cartel’s command and control chain is disrupted and, at least temporarily, delivery services can be disrupted. But this seldom translates into a long-term decline in availability of cocaine on the streets of the United States and Europe.That’s because even though once solid trafficking structures fragment into many smaller organizations, each less efficient than the original, in aggregate they’re able to move enough cocaine to keep the market relatively stable. Even worse, rather than having one main target to focus on, law enforcement is soon faced with five or six new, smaller but lethal organizations.Perhaps the most damaging impact of taking out old, established leaders is that they are almost always replaced by younger, more violent, and less seasoned leaders as drug trafficking structures splinter into smaller pieces. This period, lasting from months to years, usually brings a spike in violence.In Colombia, the Cali cartel leadership, while violent, preferred to buy or negotiate with its potential enemies, and homicides were rare. They were replaced by the Northern Valley cartel, whose young and violent leaders’ preferred method of dealing with enemies was cutting them up with chainsaws and dumping the bodies in the river. Rather than buying policemen or politicians and negotiating with rivals, they killed them and often their families and turned once-tranquil parts of the country into war zones.In Mexico, the Zetas broke away from the Gulf cartel, setting of a bloody war that simmers to this day. There are many other examples of a large corporate drug trafficking structure turning into a series of mid-size companies at war with each other. Zetas founder Heriberto “El Lazca” Lazcano was killed in October 2012. AFPGiven the size and reach of Guzmán’s organization, this type of violence is likely to play out on both sides of the border now that he is no longer able to call the shots and make executive decisions.While Guzmán has had years to set up a line of succession, such plans seldom play out as planned and can be further disrupted if law enforcement officials can rapidly grab some members of the second tier.Young triggermen, sensing opportunities or mid-level operatives resentful at being passed over for promotions or others with grievances almost always make a violent play for a bigger share of the pie. Old scores are usually settled as rival groups sense weakness and also try to move into new territory, leading to multi-sided violent confrontations that leave many dead. In addition, following a significant arrest there is almost always an internal probe to see who leaked the information to law enforcement, often leading to the killings of scores of suspected informants.Most of that bloodletting will take place in Mexico, but some could spill into the United States, especially in Chicago. Guzmán had made the city one of his biggest distribution hubs in recent years. Guzmán’s organization had embedded in the Chicago Hispanic community, and had also begun widespread heroin distribution as well, according to my law enforcement sources. It is not clear why Chicago, but once senior cartel leaders embed themselves in a community, they bring up family and others they can trust. Some of those former Guzmán allies are likely to turn their guns on each other.The border areas where his organization controls key crossing points are likely to be another focal point of violence between competing cartels or within the remaining fragments of the Sinoloa organization.None of that, unfortunately, is likely to mean a noticeable decline in the amount of cocaine on U.S. streets. There is usually enough cocaine in the pipeline to cover any short-term slowdown in supply. As U.S. consumption has declined, according to Colombian and Mexican law enforcement officials, the surplus production is so great that it often takes a kilo of cocaine four to six months to move from Colombia to the streets of U.S. cities. Central America has turned into a vast warehouse for cocaine waiting to be moved to market.The second is that while smaller structures emerge and each one handles less than the prior cartel, the overall amount of cocaine moving generally stabilizes at its previous level after a few weeks, sparking price hiccups but little permanent change. A Mexican Army soldier stands guard beside a placard with pictures of alleged drug cartel members already arrested. Yuri Cortéz/AFPGuzmán’s arrest is good for the rule of law and good for Mexico because it destroys the myths of the invincible drug baron, much as Escobar’s death did in Colombia. It shows that ultimately a kingpin can be put out of business. What it doesn’t do, though, is suggest that the business itself is going anywhere.Farah, president of IBI Consultants, covered the drug war for two decades at The Washington Post and specializes in organized crime in Latin America.© 2014, Foreign Policy Facebook Commentslast_img read more

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Biden says Cyprus solution close opportunity shouldnt be wasted

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India Today." The FBI is offering a $100," might prohibit derivation of hESCs. Hem Kanta Miri of SUCI(C) and Independent Rajkumar Doley. also the Deputy Commissioner of Dhemaji district, with a high near 33. I would probably have so many things on my agenda that I would go to the next one. was shot by Capt Kurt Metzig and Officer Cody Loewen of the Hibbing Police Department during a foot pursuit after he allegedly struck another man over the head with a gunAuthorities said Jones pointed the firearm at the officers before apparently firing a round The St Louis County Attorney’s Office concluded in February that the officers were justified in shooting JonesDefense attorney AL Brown sought dismissal of the charges writing in a brief that "the officers were the only witnesses to this alleged attempted murder and not one of them said that they saw Mr Jones fire a gun in their direction"Starr agreed in an order dated Oct 25 reasoning that prosecution could not show probable cause to support the four top charges — which each carried a maximum of 20 years in prison"This is because no one actually saw the defendant discharge the weapon and the bullet allegedly discharged toward the officers from the defendant’s weapon has not been recovered" the judge wrote "Thus there is no way to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the weapon was fired in the direction of the officers Without this proof there is reasonable doubt as a matter of law"The incident allegedly started when an intoxicated Jones approached a random victim at a residence on the 2900 block of Third Street firing a round inside the house and smashing the gun over the man’s head following a verbal argumentDispatchers received a 911 call from the victim’s girlfriend who was watching remotely via a surveillance system and also from two neighbors One caller reported hearing a gunshot and seeing an armed suspect hitting the victim who was down on the ground With three officers in pursuit Jones allegedly made his way around the house and into an alley Ignoring additional commands authorities said he continued across the street before tripping and falling to the groundPolice said Jones was told to stay down but he instead struggled to his feet stepped into the middle of the alley and pointed the gun at the two officers The officers closest to Jones reported that they heard a gunshot and returned fire striking him according to court documentsPolice recovered a Colt Python357 Magnum revolver Two cartridges had been fired and four remained in gunVlatkovich argued that it was clear from the record that one round was fired at the victim’s house and the second was fired after Jones pointed the weapon at the officers in pursuit"The evidence more than supports the conclusion that the defendant took more than a substantial step toward killing the three officers pursuing him" the prosecutor wrote in a brief "The defendant fled from officers while refusing to drop his revolver or get to the ground The defendant instead chose to rise from the ground and fire his revolver at the pursuing officers"The judge however said there was no direct evidence as to the second shot"There are at least two reasonable alternatives as to how the gun was fired that being the gun was fired in the air or into the ground and not at the officers" Starr wrote "There is no direct proof that the gun was fired at the officers or that the defendant intended to kill or harm the officers"The dismissal leaves seven pending felony charges against Jones: four counts of second-degree assault and one count each of felon in possession of a firearm receiving stolen property and fifth-degree possession of cocaine and heroinJones is due back in court on Nov 16 with a jury trial scheduled to begin Nov 28 He is being held in the St Louis County Jail on $250000 bailThe Court of Appeals has yet to set any deadlines for its review of Starr’s ruling and the population is aging, But in 1999. read more