Horizon 2020 Fires €7.8 Billion Funding Gun

first_imgBRUSSELS—The European Commission has launched its first funding competitions as part of Horizon 2020, Europe’s flagship research and innovation program. About €15 billion will be available in the next 2 years, with yearly budgets rising gradually until the program ends in 2020.“This is funding that is sorely needed … by researchers who, in many countries, are finding national science budgets squeezed and little money available for pan-European collaboration,” research commissioner Máire Geoghegan-Quinn told reporters here today.Out of €7.8 billion available in 2014, down from about €8.1 billion this year under Horizon 2020’s predecessor program, €3 billion will fund “excellent science” projects. 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And for the first time, candidates who receive a middle score will face similar restrictions for 1 year.The message is clear, says a senior ERC official: “Think twice before applying. Do you have the right level of excellence?” The resubmission rule will put a “damper in the system” so that candidates prepare better before applying, improving the overall quality of the pool of candidates, he says.Since its launch in 2007, ERC has received a rising number of applications, and only about 10% of them receive grants. The volume of submissions is likely to grow even more in the coming years, as 18 months have elapsed since the last calls for proposals and many scientists face a shortage of funding from their cash-strapped governments.The rest of Horizon 2020 is likely to face a similar flood of eager applicants. But unlike ERC, the European Commission’s research directorate did not put in place measures to deter would-be grantees.Geoghegan-Quinn acknowledged that competition would be fierce: “Only the quickest out of the blocks—and the fittest—will have a chance of securing funding in this first round,” she said. But she also encouraged “as many people as possible to prepare proposals and submit them.”Average success rates during the Seventh Framework Programme, which started in 2007 and ends this year, were between 20% and 22%. This may fall to between 15% and 22% under Horizon 2020, Geoghegan-Quinn said. Member states could chip in and use their national budgets to fund good proposals that narrowly missed Horizon 2020’s bar, a commission official suggested.The commission has selected 12 areas that will share about €2 billion of the funding, including personalized health and care (€549 million), transport (€375 million), and low-carbon energy (€359 million). The calls are less prescriptive than in previous years, describing challenges to be addressed and allowing “considerable freedom to come up with innovative solutions,” the commission says.Businesses can compete for funding, too. About 23% of the money available in 2014 will go to projects aimed at boosting Europe’s “industrial leadership” in areas such as space, information and communication technology, and biotechnology, with a special effort to boost the participation of small companies.Science Careers also has coverage of opportunities for young scientists in the new Horizon 2020 program.last_img read more

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Court rejects plea against Salman Khan

first_imgThe Chief Judicial Magistrate court here on Monday rejected two applications filed by the Rajasthan government against actor Salman Khan alleging that he had submitted false affidavit about his arms licence during his trial in an Arms Act case lodged along with the 1998 blackbuck poaching case.The case of possessing arms with expired licence was registered against Mr. Khan at Jodhpur district’s Luni police station on October 15, 1998. He was acquitted in the case on January 18, 2017. He was convicted and sentenced to five years’ imprisonment on April 5, 2018, for killing two blackbuck in Kankani village during the shooting of a film.The prosecution had filed applications seeking registration of a case under Section 193 (false evidence) of the Indian Penal Code against Mr. Khan for stating in an affidavit that he had lost his revolver’s licence. The applications stated that the licence was deposited in the Mumbai police commissionarate for renewal.‘Bona fide mistake’Mr. Khan’s counsel told that the licence was not available when the court had asked his client to deposit it during the trial. The court accepted his plea. The sessions court here had granted bail to Mr. Khan after he spent two nights in the Central Jail following his conviction in the blackbuck poaching case. He was found guilty of killing two endangered antelopes when he was in Jodhpur for shooting Hindi movie Hum Saath Saath Hain in 1998.last_img read more

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NBA: Carmelo Anthony goes after his hater on Instagram

first_imgAdvertisementOn Friday, an Instagram fan account by the name of “rocketstoday” posted a Photoshopped image of LeBron James in a Rockets jersey and asked his followers who they would rather have between James and Anthony.Carmelo Anthony spent some time going through Instagram comments this week, and he did not appreciate the fans who criticized him. In response, the similarly named account “redskinstoday,” which is verified and has over 75,000 followers, commented, “I can’t beleive [sic] you just asked who I’d rather have, LBJ or fricking old crusty a– Melo.”Anthony’s response to the fan was: “(Expletive) you.”The 34-year-old Anthony has a lot to prove this season — he was a negative asset for the Oklahoma City Thunder last season, and many are even lowering Houston’s title odds now that he is aboard. Regardless though of if you think that Melo is washed, his social media clapbacks will always be in their prime.Advertisementlast_img read more

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AEK replaces coach Ketsbaia with Jose Morais

first_imgAEK announced on Tuesday it has replaced manager Temuri Ketsbaia with Portuguese coach Jose Morais.One day after rising to joint second on the table beating Larissa 2-1 away – both goals coming from Vangelis Platellas – AEK announced it was parting ways with its Georgian manager, who paid the price for the poor performance at the 3-0 loss to Olympiakos over two weeks earlier.Within just three hours Morais was at the AEK headquarters and agreed to sign a contract with the Cup holders up to the end of the season, with an option for one more year.Morais is a Jose Mourinho understudy having been his assistant at Porto, Inter, Real Madrid and Chelsea. He has recently managed Antalyaspor in Turkey and Al-Shabab in Saudi Arabia.Another managerial casualty of the weekend was Nikos Papadopoulos of Iraklis, who quit after the 1-0 loss at PAOK. He is replaced by youth team coach Yiannis Amanatidis, a former Greece striker.Source: ekathimeriniTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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Mbappe calls for ref punishment after Neymar red

first_imgKylian Mbappé ‘Why can’t referees be punished?’ – Mbappe hits out after Neymar red card Goal 21:02 10/23/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Kylian Mbappé PSG Olympique Marseille v PSG Olympique Marseille Ligue 1 Neymar The 18-year-old called for referees to be held accountable after the Brazil star was sent off with two yellow cards in Sunday’s game Kylian Mbappe believes referees should be punished retrospectively in the same way players are in the wake of Neymar’s red card for Paris Saint-Germain.The Brazilian attacker was dismissed late on in Sunday’s 2-2 draw with Marseille when he picked up two yellow cards within two minutes.Neymar insisted it was “harsh” from the referee to send him off for reacting to a foul from Lucas Ocampos, while coach Unai Emery said it was “not fair” to the former Barcelona star. Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player However, Mbappe, 18, believes the incident shows that referees should not be immune to criticism or punishment.”I will not slam the referee because he already had a lot of pressure on his shoulders,” Mbappe told reporters. “The referees have to level with themselves. That wasn’t the case tonight. Also, we can’t discuss it with them. We have the impression that they are superior to us. That’s a problem because we’re all part of the same show.”I think there should be a commission that could fix that.”We have a player who has been sanctioned [Neymar]. Why can’t referees be punished [retrospectively] like the players?”Edinson Cavani’s injury time free-kick rescued a draw for the capital club, leaving them four points clear at the top of Ligue 1 before they take on Nice on Friday.last_img read more

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Report: Spurs 1 Palace 0

first_imgTottenham 1 Crystal Palace 0: Gazzaniga heroics backed up by Son strike Matthew Scott Last updated 2 years ago 21:54 11/5/17 Son - cropped Getty Images Tottenham were not at their Real Madrid-beating best, but Son Heung-min’s strike was enough to see off Crystal Palace. Paulo Gazzaniga played an unlikely hero act for Tottenham, repelling a dogged Crystal Palace before Son Heung-min struck to secure a 1-0 win at Wembley.Dele Alli’s absence from the teamsheet will have perturbed Spurs fans, but Gazzaniga’s presence was most eye-catching, the former Southampton goalkeeper making his Spurs debut in place of the injured Hugo Lloris and Michel Vorm.Gazzaniga had not played in the Premier League since December 2015 and overcame a rocky start to deliver a fine performance, making three excellent saves to stop Palace opening the scoring. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player And Spurs’ only real moment of attacking quality was enough to seal it, Son slamming home his 20th Premier League goal to become the top-scoring Asian player in the competition’s history, surpassing his South Korean compatriot Park Ji-sung.Such a scrappy affair was some comedown for Mauricio Pochettino’s men after beating Real Madrid at the national stadium in midweek, but a victory was key on a day in which the four teams joining them in the top five – Manchester City, Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United – take on each other.Palace were left to rue Gazzaniga’s heroics and an open-goal miss from talisman Wilfried Zaha. They remain rooted to the bottom of the league, four points away from the nearest team.FULL-TIME: Not at our best, but Sonny’s second-half strike seals an important three points at Wembley. #COYS pic.twitter.com/6BsvcmwKKx— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) November 5, 2017There was little sign of the highlights to come when Gazzaniga was perhaps lucky not to be penalised in the third minute as he cuffed Mamadou Sakho around the head, rather than play the ball, under a teasing Zaha cross.Palace stuck gamely to their task, repelling numerous crosses and limiting Spurs to long-rangers, and home frustrations soon turned to fears when Harry Kane went down clutching his ankle after taking a kick from Tim Fosu-Mensah.The stand-in skipper was fine to continue, but remained a peripheral figure in the match, heading tamely over under a half-cleared cross that would not sit for a volley.Gazzaniga will have taken a confidence boost from denying Scott Dann’s powerful downward header 10 minutes before the break, the Argentine flinging out a left hand to excellently deny the visitors and he was again sturdy to deny Andros Townsend’s low shot after Serge Aurier gave possession away three minutes into the second half.Aurier was again sloppy on the ball soon after, presenting it to Townsend, who freed Zaha in on Gazzaniga – the keeper misjudged his rush and the Palace star went around him, but scuffed his finish wide.Palace continued to knock at the door, Gazzaniga again forced to save by Luka Milivojevic after the hosts failed to clear a corner.And the Argentine was finally backed up in the 64th minute as Spurs poured forward, Palace’s stretched backline clearing twice but a third fell to Son on the edge of the area and the South Korean blasted past Julian Speroni left-footed.20 – Son Heung-Min is now the all-time highest Asian goalscorer in @premierleague history, with 20 goals. Breakthrough. pic.twitter.com/1pPKqeZPIU— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) November 5, 2017Son ought to have brought up his 21st league goal for Spurs, dragging past the near post after deceiving Speroni one-on-one, and Gazzaniga had time for one final piece of assured play, nicking the ball off Ruben Loftus-Cheek to quell Palace’s late attempts at a comeback. Key Opta Facts:- After failing to win in their first three Premier League games at Wembley, Spurs have now won their last three in a row.- Crystal Palace have failed to score in eight consecutive Premier League away games – only West Ham have had a longer away goalless run in the competition (9 in January 2007).- Indeed, Palace are only the second team to fail to score in their first six away games of a Premier League season, after Derby County in 2007-08 (8).- Son Heung-Min’s goal was his 20th in the Premier League, making him the highest ever Asian goalscorer in the competition, surpassing Park Ji-Sung’s record of 19.- Paulo Gazzaniga is the 15th goalkeeper to play for Spurs in the Premier League, but only the fourth not to concede a goal on his debut (Ian Walker, Hugo Lloris and Michel Vorm).- Four points from their opening 11 games marks Crystal Palace’s joint-worst start to a top-flight campaign, though they finished in 11th the other time it happened in 2013-14.  read morelast_img read more

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Arsenal team news & likely line-up

first_imgArsenal are back in Premier League action on Sunday when they take on Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium following Tuesday’s narrow victory over Cardiff City.Unai Emery’s side are coming into the game in fourth place on goal difference following Bournemouth’s 4-0 hammering of Chelsea but must be wary of a City backlash.A strong City team were defeated 2-1 in Newcastle in midweek; a loss which saw the title holders slip five points behind Liverpool in the chase for the Premier League trophy. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Moreover, Arsenal’s away form in the league is not promising. They have not won in five games on the road since beating Bournemouth back in November.Arsenal Injuries There has been a boost in Arsenal’s injury department with the news that captain Laurent Koscielny’s facial injury picked up against Manchester United in the FA Cup fourth round defeat is not as bad as first feared. He has reportedly returned to full training and could well come into a backline which is desperately lacking in numbers.Hector Bellerin and Rob Holding are longer-term casualties while Sokratis Papastathopoulos will miss two or three more weeks with his ankle injury.Henrikh Mkhitaryan is pushing closer to fitness after a broken metatarsal while Ainsley Maitland-Niles is also due to be assessed in the days before the fixture after missing out against Cardiff with a knee injury.Danny Welbeck is out for the rest of the season.Laurent Koscielny Arsenal FA CupArsenal Suspensions Arsenal have no suspended players for this match. Possible Arsenal Starting Line-UpEmery could well decide to field Koscielny now that he has returned to full training and he would be expected to team up with Shkodran Mustafi in the heart of the Gunners’ defence.It remains to be seen whether or not Mesut Ozil will retain his place in the team after starting in midweek against Cardiff. He played in the opening day defeat by City at the Emirates but the coach has not always preferred to use the German against top six opposition since then.Aaron Ramsey could come back into the fold after missing the Cardiff game while Granit Xhaka will also be pushing for a start.Arsenal Man City GFXManchester City Team News Ederson suffered an injury believed to be a cut or a gash against Newcastle on Tuesday night with reserve goalkeeper Aro Muric in line to replace him from the bench at one stage. The Kosovo international will be expected to deputise if Ederson doesn’t make it.Defenders Benjamin Mendy and Vincent Kompany are still not match fit and neither is expected to start.Mendy has suffered a complication on his return from a bad knee injury while a niggling muscle problem is plaguing the club captain.TV Coverage & Kick-Off Time The game will be shown live in the UK on Sky Sports Premier League, Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Ultra HD and is available to stream on NOW TV and SKY GO. It kicks off at 16:30 GMT (11:30 ET) . It will be available to watch live in the United States on NBC Sports Live.Best Opta Match Facts Manchester City have won their last three Premier League games against Arsenal – they’ve haven’t won four consecutive top-flight games against the Gunners since April 1937. Arsenal have lost seven of their last 11 visits to the Etihad Stadium in all competitions against Man City (W2 D2), losing the last two. Manchester City have lost four of their last nine Premier League games (W5), as many as in their previous 72 combined (W56 D12). Arsenal have lost 11 of their last 19 away Premier League games (W5 D3), keeping just one clean sheet in that time, a 1-0 win at Huddersfield Town in May 2018. Since Roberto Firmino’s goal for Liverpool on January 3rd, Manchester City have scored 25 goals in a row without conceding at the Etihad in all competitions, winning their last four home games by an aggregate score of 24-0. Manchester City have lost three of their last seven Premier League games when scoring first – they had lost just three of their previous 96 matches when scoring the first goal. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored his 25th Premier League goal in Arsenal’s last match against Cardiff, reaching that number faster than any other Gunners player in the competition’s history (37 games). Since August 20th, Manchester City have only won three more points in the Premier League (50) than Arsenal (47) and have lost more games (4) than the Gunners (3) in that time. Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has never lost a match against Unai Emery in all competitions (W7 D4 L0) – the only manager he has faced more during his managerial career without losing is Joaquín Caparrós (13 games). Sergio Aguero has scored in seven of his last 11 matches against Arsenal in all competitions for Manchester City, though he hasn’t found the net in either of his last two. Since Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s Premier League debut (February 3 2018), Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette have combined for seven Arsenal goals in the competition – two more than any other duo for the club in that time. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

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Jos Buttler hits England’s fastest World Cup 100

first_imgadvertisement Ajay Tiwari NottinghamJune 3, 2019UPDATED: June 3, 2019 23:48 IST Jos Buttler hit a 76-ball-103 to give England hope (Reuters)HIGHLIGHTSJos Buttler hit 103 runs against Pakistan in Nottingham on MondayIt was the fastest 100 by an England player in World Cup historyButtler couldn’t prevent his side’s 14-run loss to PakistanOn Monday versus Pakistan, England wicket-keeper batsman Jos Buttler soared high as he hit a rapid-fire 103 to bring his side close to the 349-run target set by their opponents. In the end, it didn’t prove enough as Pakistan held their nerves to beat the World Cup 2019 favourites by 14 runs. But it was still a phenomenal day for Buttler.During his stroke-filled innings, Buttler broke the record for the fastest hundred by an England player in World Cup history.Buttler hit a sensational 75-ball-100 to give England hope of chasing the mammoth total. In combination with Joe Root, who hit 107 runs of his own, Buttler added 130 runs for the fifth wicket taking England to 248/4 in the 39th over, before Root got out chasing a wide delivery.Even though he had missed out on becoming the 1st to score a hundred at the 2019 World Cup, Buttler continued hitting a flurry of boundaries and soon brought up his century with a ferocious drive between mid-off and cover for four off Mohammad Amir.But the very next ball, he departed trying to cut a wide ball as the Pakistan players went berserk with their celebrations. After all, they knew that they were now in with a chance to launch their maiden win of this WC.Also Read | World Cup 2019: Media boycotts interaction with Team IndiaAlso Read | India’s home season from September 15 with Freedom Series versus South AfricaFor 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 byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow World Cup 2019Follow Jos ButtlerFollow Joe Root graphs commentary No data available!center_img scorecard Jos Buttler hits England’s fastest World Cup 100Jos Buttler hit the fastest hundred by an England player in World Cup history against Pakistan in their 2nd game of the 2019 World Cup but failed to prevent his side’s 14-run loss in Nottingham view more view lesslast_img read more

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No Room for a Dishwasher? No Problem with Heatworks’ Tetra Countertop Dishwasher

first_img Editors’ Recommendations If you’re one of the 25 percent of Americans who don’t have a dishwasher because of A) lack of space or B) cost, then you’re going to want to pay close attention to Heatworks‘ latest innovation, the Tetra Countertop Dishwasher.Available at the end of 2018 for just $300, the Tetra Countertop Dishwasher is the answer to every tiny house and micro-apartment dweller’s dish cleaning fantasies. Without a need for a water hook-up (or even a designated space within your kitchen), this Frog-designed piece of smart home tech only requires a standard electrical outlet to operate. For those who are also concerned about saving water and energy usage, the Tetra is a great alternative to a full-sized dishwasher.According to Jerry Callahan, CEO and founder of Heatworks, “Research indicates that although the average household is comprised of 2.58 people, the modern dishwasher holds place settings for 13 or more. This makes people believe that they either need to hand wash their few dirty dishes — which wastes 10 times more water than using a dishwasher — or wait for a fill load to run a cycle. With Tetra, we hope to change people’s mindset.”As a person who lives in a two-person household, I can confirm that this is the case. I would rather wash three plates immediately than let them sit overnight (or for a couple of days) in the dishwasher until it’s collected enough dirty dishes to be worth a cycle.I would also like to save money on my water bill, too, which is something Heatworks claims Tetra will do — to the tune of 1500 gallons of water a year if you’re a two-person household who consistently uses a conventional dishwasher. That’s like saving the equivalent of an average American swimming pool every single year. The fishes, too, must love Tetra.Using about a half-gallon for each cycle, the countertop dishwasher uses Heatworks’ patented Ohmic Array Technology, which it states, “does not use traditional metal heating elements that can rust and scale over time. Instead, through graphite electrodes and advanced electronic controls, the naturally occurring minerals in water are excited, directly and efficiently heating the water.” This provides precise temperature control, allowing you to not only wash dishes, but sanitize baby bottles and accessories, wash delicate wine glasses, clean plastic without melting, and even cook seafood (yes, really). In all, the Tetra can hold two full place settings (including plates, bowls, cups, and flatware), 10 plates, or 12 pint glasses.And, clocking in at just ten minutes a load, you’ll never again have to suffer through a two-hour pot and pan wash cycle disturbing your day of binge watching. How to Make a Whiskey Sour Long Hair for Men: Tips for Growing and Maintaining Your Style How to Use a French Press Coffee Maker center_img Will This Nootropic from HVMN Get You Into Ketosis Faster? No Room for a Dishwasher? No Problem with Heatworks’ Tetra Countertop Dishwasher Close Portion Control: The Best Meal Prep Containers on the Market last_img read more

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Iran slams Bahrains provocative Gulf maritime security conference

first_imgTehran: Iran on Thursday hit out at Bahrain for hosting a “provocative” conference on Gulf maritime security and for its “anti-Iran” rhetoric accusing Tehran of attacking tankers in sensitive waters. Bahrain said the July 31 meeting was to discuss the “current regional situation” and blasted “the repeated attacks and unacceptable practices of Iran and the terrorist groups linked to it”. The tiny Gulf monarchy, which hosts the US Fifth Fleet, did not specify who attended but Britain’s Guardian newspaper reported the UK had called for the meeting with other European countries and the United States. “Bahrain’s government should not become the facilitator of common enemies’ wishes and schemes in the region,” said foreign ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi in a statement published on his Telegram channel. “The security of regional countries is inseparable and it is not possible for some to be secure at the cost of others’ insecurity. It is expected that regional countries prevent foreigners’ escalatory interventions by exercising prudence and foresight,” he added. Mousavi “condemned the anti-Iran measures taken by Bahrain’s government including hosting suspicious and provocative conferences,” the statement said.last_img read more

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Trans Mountain IPO to proceed despite BC GreenNDP deal Kinder Morgan says

first_imgCALGARY – Kinder Morgan says it expects to proceed Tuesday with its initial public offering for the Trans Mountain expansion, just as the anti-pipeline Greens and NDP in B.C. announced they have come to an agreement that could cast the project’s future into doubt.Dave Conover, a spokesman for the Houston-based energy company, said in an email that the IPO will go ahead on the Toronto Stock Exchange.Conover’s confirmation came shortly after the leaders of the B.C. Greens and NDP said they came to a deal that could see the formation of a minority NDP government in the province.Both parties have voiced their opposition to the Trans Mountain expansion, which would see the capacity of a pipeline running from Edmonton to Burnaby, B.C. nearly triple its capacity to 890,000 barrels of oil per day.The IPO is intended to raise $1.75 billion to help fund the $7.4-billion Trans Mountain expansion.The offering would be the largest on the Toronto Stock Exchange since Hydro One’s $1.83-billion listing in 2015, with only insurers Sun Life Financial and Manulife Financial having bigger debuts.last_img read more

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In Pictures Bill and Hillary Clinton Make the Most of Marrakech

Rabat – This weekend, former US President Bill Clinton and his wife Hilary Clinton, who ran for president in 2016, are in Marrakech to celebrate Moroccan billionaire Marc Lasry’s birthday.The powerful couple could be seen this morning in Marrakech’s iconic Jemaa El-Fna square, a staple for all visitors to the ochre city. The couple posed with a snake and later looked at traditional Moroccan wares in the souk.Bill Clinton looking at Moroccan wares in Jemaa El-Fna.Bill Clinton holding a snake in Jemaa El-Fna square.Lasry will host the bash the Clintons are attending at Marrakech’s most luxurious hotel, La Mamounia. The Clintons also attended Lasry’s wedding in 2017, among a host of other stars. More than 300 respected figures in finance and politics from across the world are expected to attend Lasry’s party. According to Moroccan outlet Le Esco, Marrakech’s security officials organized a meeting to decide how to best prepare for the event.Marc Lasry was born in Marrakech on September 30, 1959. At the age of 7, his family immigrated to the US where Lasry later rose to success.Lasry made his fortune as a pension and hedge fund manager. He is the CEO of Avenue Capital Group and co-owner of Michigan professional basketball team the Milwaukee Bucks.Read also: Princess Lalla Salma in NYC With Prince Moulay Hassan and Lalla Khadija read more

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UN and AU envoys continue Darfur peace negotiations and consultations

6 November 2007United Nations and African Union envoys today held workshops on wealth-sharing issues with the Sudanese Government and some of Darfur’s rebel groups as they continue their efforts to try to find a way to end the deadly conflict in the war-torn region of western Sudan. The officials conducted the negotiations in Sirte, Libya, site of the first phase of the three-part UN-AU peace process aimed at quelling the violence and suffering that has engulfed Darfur since 2003. UN spokesperson Marie Okabe told reporters that consultations are also taking place in Juba, southern Sudan, with some of the splintering rebel movements that did not attend last week’s talks in Sirte. Throughout this month UN and AU officials are holding a series of planned consultations and workshops with and among the rebel groups, with the hope that they will work out a unified position on the major issues in dispute. The third phase, in which full talks are supposed to take place in Sirte, is slated to begin in early December. The conflict – in which 200,000 people have been killed and at least 2.2 million others made homeless – has been complicated by the splintering of the rebel groups from about three major movements into as many as 16 or more separate factions. Ahmad Fawzi, a spokesperson for the UN-AU mediation team, said yesterday that “the door remains open for those who wish to join the process,” but warned that now was the time for the rebels to “get their act together” and unify behind a common delegation and position. Speaking to reporters after a meeting with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at UN Headquarters, Salva Kiir, Sudan’s First Vice-President and the President of Southern Sudan, said he was working to try to unify the rebels based in Juba. Mr. Kiir stressed that the rebels should agree on the need for unity and a common agenda before determining issues and questions of leadership. Mr. Ban told reporters that it was also vital to “ensure a smooth and speedy implementation” of the January 2005 comprehensive peace agreement that ended the separate north-south civil war in Sudan. read more

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Security Council begins hearing from more than 60 countries on disarmament of

Speaking at the outset of the debate on behalf of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), the Permanent Representative of South Africa, Dumisani Kumalo, said the 115 Member States and 15 Observer States of the United Nations who belonged to NAM had requested the meeting because the Council was engaged in a crucial debate that had important repercussions for the entire international community. “To us, [Security Council] resolution 1441 was – and still is – about ensuring that Iraq is peacefully disarmed,” Ambassador Kumalo said.Recalling the update last Friday by the UN’s lead inspectors, Ambassador Kumalo stressed that inspections were continuing apace and the inspectors themselves were receiving renewed cooperation from the Iraqi Government. None of the information presented during last week’s or previous reports would justify the Council’s abandoning of the inspections process and resort to war, he added.”Resorting to war without fully exhausting all other options represents an admission of failure by the Security Council in carrying out its mandate of maintaining international peace and security,” Ambassador Kumalo said, urging the 15-nation body to redouble its efforts to bring about a peaceful resolution to the situation.Continuing the discussion, Ambassador Mohammed A. Aldouri of Iraq said his country’s record of compliance with Security Council resolutions is “unprecedented in this international organization or in the history of international relations.” Iraq’s active cooperation since agreeing last October to the return of UN inspectors had resulted in the refutation of all allegations from the United States and Britain, he added.”Reason and wisdom make it incumbent upon us to ask if there is any justification for the United States and Britain to launch war against Iraq under the pretext of their concern about Iraq’s possession of weapons of mass destruction, even at a time when Iraq is under an ongoing monitoring and verification system,” Ambassador Aldouri said.He called on all Member States to shoulder their responsibilities under the UN Charter to put an end to the unjust embargo, eliminate the unilaterally imposed no-flight zones and heed the call for peace of the millions of people around the world expressed over the weekend.For his part, Yahya Mahmassani, the Permanent Observer of the League of Arab States, said the reports of the chief UN weapons inspectors last week confirmed some positive achievements in the inspections process. The reports also confirmed cooperation by Iraq, which reinforced the notion that such operations should continue until “such a day when the Iraqi file could be closed and the sanction lifted.”In light of those conclusions by the inspectors – who are the only legitimate authorities entrusted with the verification or submission of evidence of proscribed weapons to the Security Council – there is no justification to wage a war against Iraq, Mr. Mahmassani said. “Where is the immediate danger that Iraq poses to the world to warrant a war?” he asked.The Permanent Observer recalled that the League of Arab States met in Cairo last week and confirmed Arab countries’ rejection of threats to any Arab States or its security. He said the League hoped that the end of the last century’s Cold War would not be the beginning of “hot wars” in the new century – beginning with a war in Iraq. Any such war would amount to a failure of the Security Council and the international system, as well as a challenge to the Charter of the United Nations, the main safeguard that protects the world’s weakest countries and ensured international peace and security, he stressed.After hearing from representatives of more than 20 countries, the Council was expected to suspend its meeting and reconvene tomorrow to accommodate the remaining speakers. read more

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Key things you need to know about Apple Pays partnerships with Canadian

Key things you need to know about Apple Pay’s partnerships with Canadian banks TORONTO – Canada’s five biggest banks all announced Tuesday that they are partnering with Apple Pay to bring the mobile payment system to their customers. Here is what you need to know:When will the service be available?That depends on who you bank with. Royal Bank and CIBC customers can start using Apple Pay with their credit and debit cards immediately, while TD Bank, Bank of Montreal and Scotiabank clients will have to wait several weeks or months. Those who have MasterCards from Canadian Tire Bank and ATB Financial can also now use Apple Pay.How does it work?Customers load eligible credit or debit cards into a smartphone. At checkout, the customer holds the device close to the merchant’s contactless reader while putting his or her finger on the touch ID fingerprint scanner to authenticate the transaction.What devices does it work with?Apple Pay only works with newer devices such as the iPhone 6 or later models, or the Apple Watch when paired with an iPhone 5.Is there a limit to how big of a purchase you can make?For now, customers can only pay for purchases worth $100 or less using Apple Pay, although industry insiders say that could change in the future.What security features are in place?When a credit or debit card is loaded into the app, a randomly generated number called a token is stored instead of the real card number. That way, hackers can’t steal the card number out of the device.Note to readers: This is a corrected story. A previous version had a redundant reference to CIBC and omitted Scotiabank’s plans for Apple Pay. by The Canadian Press Posted May 10, 2016 2:01 pm MDT Last Updated May 10, 2016 at 3:29 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

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McConnell undergoes surgery to repair shoulder fracture

McConnell: US not trying to start war with Iran LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has undergone surgery to repair a fracture in his shoulder.McConnell spokesman David Popp said in a statement Friday that the Senate Republican leader had successful surgery Thursday in his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky.- Advertisement – Popp says the surgery was done “without incident” and that the senator is grateful to his surgical team.The sixth-term senator suffered the shoulder fracture in a fall earlier this month. McConnell tripped on his outdoor patio at his Louisville home.McConnell is a key congressional ally for President Donald Trump and is running for another term next year.

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Penn State awaits Ohio State mens hockey in final regular season series

Junior forward Ryan Dzingel lines up for a shot against Michigan State. The teams tied, 1-1, Jan. 11 at the Schottenstein Center. Credit: Kelly Roderick / For The LanternPostseason hockey is almost here, but before the Ohio State men’s hockey team (15-12-5, 5-8-5) can start packing its bags for the Big Ten tournament, it must travel to Penn State (6-24-2, 2-15-1) for the first time in program history.With two games remaining in the regular season, OSU’s first round matchup in the conference tournament is all but set. The Buckeyes are currently in fourth place, and can’t leapfrog Michigan into third, nor can they fall lower than fifth. Michigan State sits two points behind OSU, and is also locked into fourth or fifth place.In the Big Ten tournament, one of the two quarterfinal contests is between the No. 4 and No. 5 seeds, which means the Buckeyes and Spartans are slated to face each other Thursday in St. Paul, Minn., with their respective seeds yet to be determined.The Buckeyes will again be without senior Alex Szczechura this weekend. The forward missed both games against Minnesota last weekend after sustaining an injury against Michigan on March 2.Despite its tournament opener already being set, OSU coach Steve Rohlik said the weekend’s games against the Nittany Lions are still important to his team.“We obviously know who we’re playing in the Big Ten tournament, (now) the thing that we’ve got to do is get better this weekend,” Rohlik said. “We’ve got to play the best hockey we can Friday and Saturday and try to get as many points as possible.”Things haven’t been easy for PSU in its second season as a Division I program. It enters this weekend having lost five straight, and has only won two conference games all year. But Rohlik called the poor record “deceiving,” especially considering the team still has had some notable results at home — including a 4-0 win against Michigan.The Buckeyes swept the Nittany Lions in Columbus earlier in the season, but senior defenseman Curtis Gedig said getting results on PSU’s home ice won’t be easy.“They’ve always hung in there with teams, so it’s not like we can take them lightly,” Gedig said. “They’re a hard-working team that won’t give up no matter what the score is, so it’ll be a good test for us going into the playoffs because it’ll feel like playoff hockey.”Freshman forward Nick Schilkey, who scored the clinching shootout goal against Minnesota Saturday, reiterated that this PSU team was going to give OSU all it could handle.“We know that we have to play hard and play our game,” Schilkey said. “We can’t look past them at all because if we do there’s a great chance that they’ll get the best of us, so we’ve got to stick to our game plan.”The Buckeyes and Nittany Lions are scheduled to face off at 7 p.m. Friday and 3 p.m. Saturday. read more

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Four underclassmen sign contracts to play in MLB

Former OSU first baseman Jacob Bosiokovic at bat versus Wright State on June 5. Courtesy: OSU AthleticsLast week at the 2016 MLB First-Year Player Draft, six Ohio State players were selected — the most since six were taken in the 1998 draft.One week later, it has been confirmed that all six of those Buckeyes will play professional baseball. OSU coach Greg Beals told The Lantern that each former OSU player has signed an MLB contract, which includes four underclassmen.The Buckeyes were set to lose nine seniors from the 2016 group that won a Big Ten tournament championship. With outfielders Ronnie Dawson and Troy Montgomery, first baseman Jacob Bosiokovic and starting pitcher Tanner Tully all signing with a year of eligibility left, the Buckeyes will now have to replace six of their starting nine hitters as well as two members of their starting rotation.The first player drafted for the Buckeyes was Dawson, who was taken in the second round with the 61st overall pick by the Houston Astros. According to MLB.com’s Brian McTaggart, he signed a deal with a bonus of $1,056,800.Montgomery was drafted 246th overall in the eighth round by the Los Angeles Angels. His bonus was worth $150,000.In the 19th round of the draft, the Colorado Rockies selected Bosiokovic. The 560th pick in the draft was signed with a bonus of $40,000. He flew out Monday to join the Rockies short-season single-A affiliate, the Boise Hawks.“I really didn’t know (I would be drafted) until I had spoken with (the Rockies) after the second day of the draft,” Bosiokovic said. “They were asking me what my signability was, but I really didn’t know what was going to happen until I got the phone call from our area scout.”Left-handed reliever Michael Horejsei was also selected in the draft, taken in the 21st round with the 626th overall pick, but it is unknown at this time how much he signed for. According to Baseball America, the slot value for his place in the draft is $100,000.Co-captain and third baseman Nick Sergakis was taken later in the 23rd round of the draft with the 700th pick in the draft and signed with the New York Mets for a bonus of $5,000. The final Buckeye taken in the draft was left-handed ace Tanner Tully, who signed with the Indians on a $100,000 bonus after being selected in the 26th round with the 782nd overall pick. read more

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