Scorpio Tankers Sinks Deeper into Red

Posted On Oct 23 2019 by

first_imgzoom Monaco-based tanker shipping company Scorpio Tankers posted a net loss of USD 36.9 million for the third quarter of this year, further widened when compared to the net loss of USD 27.1 million for the three months ended September 30, 2016. For the nine months ended September 30, 2017, the net loss surged to USD 116.7 million, switching from a net income of USD 4.8 million reported for the same period last year.The company plunged deeper into the red as it finalizes the integration of tankers acquired from Navig8 Product Tankers (NPTI).Through the merger, Scorpio has acquired an operating fleet of 27 eco-design product tankers, comprised of 15 LR2s and 12 LR1s with a weighted average of 1.2 years and an aggregate carrying capacity of 2.6 million dwt.Based on the latest update, all of NPTI’s vessels acquired by Scorpio Tankers have exited the Navig8 pools in which they were operating.The ships have started operating in Scorpio’s pools and all of them will complete the transfer by the end of December this year, the company added.Scorpio has assumed NPTI’s aggregate outstanding indebtedness of USD 806.4 million as of the date of closing the acquisition.In October, Scorpio Tankers took the final of four MR product tankers that were under construction at Hyundai Mipo Dockyard, STI Donald C Trauscht, which joined its sister ships STI Leblon, STI La Boca and STI San Telmo that were delivered to the company in the third quarter.As part of these deliveries, the tanker owner and operator drew down a total of USD 83.3 million from its 2017 credit facility to partially finance the purchase of these vessels.In addition, in November 2017, Scorpio Tankers extended the time charter-in agreement for an MR that is currently time chartered-in for an additional six months at USD 13,250 per day effective December 2017. Scorpio also has an option to extend the charter for an additional year at USD 14,500 per day.Scorpio Tankers owns or finance leases 107 product tankers with an average age of 2.3 years and time or bareboat charters-in 19 product tankers. The company has contracted for two newbuilding MR product tankers, one of which is expected to be delivered before the end of 2017 and the other in the first quarter of 2018.last_img read more


Auto sales rise 49 per cent in July for sixth record month

Posted On Oct 8 2019 by

RICHMOND HILL, Ont. — DesRosiers Automotive Consultants says Canadian auto sales hit a record in July in what has been a banner year for the industry.The consulting firm says vehicle sales for the month totalled 181,834, including 58,231 cars and 123,603 light trucks, topping the previous record for the month set in 2015.That result was 4.9 per cent higher than total sales of 173,304 in July last year, including 59,225 cars and 114,079 light trucks.July is the third record-setting month in a row, and sixth for the year, with only April falling short of setting a new high.DesRosiers says it’s a contrast to the United States, where sales figures have declined for five months in a row in year-over-year comparisons.Ford was the top-selling brand at 27,650 vehicles sold, despite a 7.1 per cent sales drop from last year, while General Motors narrowed the leader’s gap thanks to a 21.6 per cent climb in sales to 25,852 autos sold. read more


Last years federal deficit smaller than government predicted analysis

Posted On Oct 8 2019 by

OTTAWA — A new report says last year’s federal budgetary shortfall was smaller than the government predicted last spring.The parliamentary budget officer projects Ottawa’s 2016-17 shortfall was $2.1 billion smaller than forecast.The report says the improved deficit figure was due in large part to lower-than-expected expenses booked for the Liberals’ infrastructure investment program.The independent budget office projects the final 2016-17 shortfall at $21.4 billion, although the government’s March prediction was $23.5 billion.A preliminary Finance Department analysis of the federal books in May estimated that, after accounting for year-end adjustments, Ottawa ran a deficit last year of about $23 billion.Looking at this year, the budget watchdog is predicting a shortfall of $24.8 billion — which is essentially in line with the federal 2017-18 deficit forecast of $24.4 billion. read more


Sustainable forest management can help avert conflicts says UN report

Posted On Oct 6 2019 by

On the other hand, marginalization of forestry in social and economic development may actually fuel armed conflicts, FAO said in the 2005 edition of The State of the World’s Forests (SOFO 2005), a report presented to the Ministerial Meeting on Forests in Rome. “There is so much about forested regions today that makes them perfectly primed to play host to war,” FAO Assistant Director-General of Forestry Hosny El-Lakany said. “It is in the forest where one often finds poor, isolated populations who are either ignored or mistreated and may need little encouragement to take up arms, and where there is usually valuable timber, minerals, oil and land that can easily be the source of tension. There is also the simple fact that forests can provide refuge, funds and food for fighters,” he added. “When wars do break out, forest issues can offer a path to peace,” said David Kaimowitz, Director-General of the Jakarta, Indonesia-based Centre for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and author of the chapter in the report entitled “Forests and War, Forests and Peace.” “Attention to forestry problems need not wait until hostilities have ceased. Even in the bitter Rwandan civil war both sides agreed to take steps to avoid killing endangered gorillas. When Colombia’s Government negotiated with anti-government rebels several years ago, forestry and related environmental issues figured prominently in the talks.” The gross value added by the forest sector amounted to $354 billion globally in 2000, or about 1.2 per cent of the gross domestic product, a decline from 1.6 per cent in 1990. “Economic viability in a broad sense is necessary to enable wider adoption of sustainable forest management,” Mr. El-Lakany, said. “And where forests are managed primarily to provide environmental services, society should be willing to bear the costs. This would help towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) of alleviating poverty and ensuring environmental sustainability, two sides of the same coin.” Producing primary forest products alone is unlikely to enhance economic benefits, the study noted. Much will depend on the ability to move up the value chain, taking advantage of the emerging market opportunities in wood processing, such as the production of furniture. The share of gross value added by forests in some countries remains very low, notwithstanding the large extent of the forests involved, due to limited success in developing an efficient wood processing sector. read more


Most actively traded companies on the TSX

Posted On Oct 3 2019 by

Most actively traded companies on the TSX Some of the most active companies traded Monday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (13,561.09, up 64.02 points):Bankers Petroleum Ltd. (TSX:BNK). Oil and gas. Up 62 cents, or 55.86 per cent, to $1.73 on 44.1 million shares. Bankers Petroleum Ltd. has received a friendly takeover offer that values the Calgary-based company at $575 million, excluding debt obligations. The buyers are Charter Power and a numbered Alberta company, both affiliates of China-based Geo-Jade Petroleum Corp.Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Aerospace, rail equipment. Up eight cents, or 6.20 per cent, to $1.37 on 14.4 million shares.Potash Ridge Corp. (TSX:PRK). Miner. Up four cents, or 66.67 per cent, to 10 cents on 12.2 million shares.Harte Gold Corp. (TSX:HRT). Miner. Down 3.5 cents, or 13.73 per cent, to 22 cents on 11.3 million shares.Pengrowth Energy Corp. (TSX:PGF). Oil and gas. Down 13 cents, or 9.22 per cent, to $1.28 on 7.9 million shares.First Quantum Minerals Ltd. (TSX:FM). Miner. Up one cent, or 0.12 per cent, to $8.40 on 6.5 million shares.Companies reporting major news:Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. (TSX:VRX). Pharmaceutical. Up $2.97, or 8.50 per cent, to $37.90 on 2.2 million shares. The embattled drug and health-care products maker announced a management shakeup and blamed its former chief financial officer for misstated earnings, an allegation he rejects. Valeant says chief executive Michael Pearson is leaving the company after a succession of setbacks that have hammered its reputation and sapped its stock value. Meanwhile, activist investor Bill Ackman, head of Pershing Square Capital, a significant investor in the company, is joining its board. by The Canadian Press Posted Mar 21, 2016 3:03 pm MDT Last Updated Mar 21, 2016 at 4:03 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more


Guterres calls for maximum restraint following drone assault on key Saudi oil

Posted On Oct 2 2019 by

Yemen-based rebels who have been fighting a Saudi led coalition, creating the world’s worst humanitarian crisis, said they were responsible for the aerial assault early on Saturday, but the United States said there was no evidence to back that up, and accused Iran of an “unprecedented attack on the world’s energy supply”. Iran firmly denied any responsibility on Sunday, and reportedly increased tensions around the region by pointing out that US facilities were within range of Iranian missiles. Saudi oilfields have been the target of attacks by Houthi forces during the past year, which control much of the territory close to the Kingdom’s southern border with Yemen, but the attack was unprecedented, with State-owned oil giant Aramco reportedly saying the impact would be to cut output by around 5.7 barrels per day; more than 5 per cent of the world’s supply of crude oil. In a statement issued by the Spokesperson for António Guterres, he said that “the Secretary-General condemns Saturday’s attacks on Aramco oil facilities in the Eastern Province in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia claimed by the Houthis”, and “calls upon all parties to exercise maximum restraint, prevent any escalation amid heightened tensions, and to comply at all times with International Humanitarian Law. On Saturday, UN Special Envoy for Yemen, Martin Griffiths, described the military escalation as “extremely worrying”, and urged “all parties to prevent such further incidents, which pose a serious threat to regional security, complication the already fragile situation, and jeopardize the UN-led political process.” Tensions rose in June between Iran, the US, Saudi Arabia and nations involved in the global oil trade, over the key oil shipping lanes around the Strait of Hormuz and the Gulf of Oman, involving tankers damaged at sea, leading to the downing of both Iranian and US drones, while other tankers were seized. read more


5 things we saw between Ohio State and Michigan State

Posted On Oct 2 2019 by

Before No. 3 Ohio State’s upset loss at the hands of No. 9 Michigan State, The Lantern’s sports editors Ryan Cooper and Kevin Stankiewicz wrote about five things they would be watching for during the game. Here is how those five items played out.How will Connor Cook respond to his injury?All week long, Connor Cook and Michigan State asserted that the redshirt senior was going to play against OSU despite injuring his shoulder against Maryland. Even OSU players and coaches said they were preparing like Cook was going to play. However, right before kickoff, the script took a relatively unexpected turn, as it was announced that the Hinckley, Ohio, native’s shoulder was not up to par, meaning Cook would not play.After the game, fill-in starter Tyler O’Connor said it was known since Friday that Cook would be unable to go, but Dantonio withheld that information to keep OSU off-guard.“I found out last night,” the redshirt junior said.It was a big loss for the Spartans, as Cook came into the game with a 31-4 record as the starting quarterback. To fill the winningest quarterback in program history’s void, the Spartans borrowed a page from OSU coach Urban Meyer’s book, using a two-quarterback system between O’Connor and redshirt sophomore Damion Terry.Both Terry and O’Connor did a valiant effort in relief duty, as they combined for 141 yards of total offense, which was just about half of the team’s total. The entire game was more about the defense than offense due to the rain and wind, but what Terry and O’Connor brought to the table was an ability to create problems with their legs, something that Cook would not be able to do as effectively.As a team, Michigan State threw just 16 passes, 12 of which were by O’Connor. With the poor weather, the Spartans kept the ball on the ground, using a multiple rushers to dominate time of possession by nearly 17 minutes. At one point, Michigan State ran the ball for 17 straight plays. “In a game like that, with the weather like that, it might be a little bit better in some instances,” OSU defensive coordinator Luke Fickell said about Terry and O’Connor’s abilities to use their legs. “The reality is they had to prepare. They put their best 11 out there, we put our best 11 out there, and the reality is we didn’t get the job done.” What will Braxton’s finale be?When Braxton Miller ran out on the field for the final time at Ohio Stadium, he was greeted with a thunderous roar from the 108,975 fans in attendance. That, however, was the loudest the crowd got all night for Miller, as the redshirt senior H-back had a pin-drop quiet final outing. Miller, who switched back to his old No. 5 jersey after wearing No. 1 for every game this season up until Saturday, had just 12 total yards on two receptions and one carry. The offense as a whole struggled, compiling just 132 total yards. Miller’s performance was particularly uneventful, save one play before halftime.With a minute left in the first half, Miller ran free on a post, beating his defender. Barrett sailed a ball out toward him, but the pass had too much mustard on it, falling incomplete, just beyond Miller’s outstretched hand. Had Barrett been able to connect with Miller, it looked like it would have been an easy touchdown. Miller is OSU’s all-time leader in touchdowns with 88 and yards from scrimmage with 8,908, but on his final time wearing scarlet and gray inside the ‘Shoe, none of the electricity he displayed during his four seasons in Columbus was present. Will J.T. Barrett find time in the pocket?The buzzwords of the week for OSU were pass protection. Meyer harped on it after the win over Illinois and it continued to be the main subject of discussion throughout practice. He insisted it would be fixed come kickoff on Saturday, but whether or not that happened was hard to tell. For the second straight week, the Buckeyes were inefficient throwing the ball but this time, it had a lot to do with the conditions and play calling. It was under 50 degrees when the game started and throughout most of the first half, heavy rain and wind persisted. When the rain let up for the second half, it was still windy. When Barrett did drop back to pass, there was some pressure, but he only threw it 16 times, completing just nine of the attempts for 46 yards. “The passing game was just, it was not there,” Meyer said following the loss. Michigan State’s defense certainly came play, flustering the OSU offense all night long, especially on third down. The Buckeyes were just 4-of-14 on third down.“We lost the line of scrimmage,” Meyer said of the third-down deficiencies, latter adding: “That was a very poor performance.”Will Cam Johnston continue his record?Cameron Johnston is now atop the record books.On Saturday, the junior punter set the school record for most punts pinned inside the 20-yard line in career during the first quarter. It was his 79th. He had two more kicks downed inside the 20-yard line, extending his record to 81.However, his record-breaking performance is overshadowed by his third punt of the game in the second quarter. With the Buckeyes deep in their own territory, Johnston struck the ball poorly, resulting in a low line drive that hit an OSU player at its own 23-yard line, which made it a dead ball. It was a net punt of just five yards, by far his shortest of the season.Fortunately for Johnston, the OSU defense was able to cause Michigan State’s offense to stall out. A missed field goal by junior Michael Geiger meant there was no damage done, but nevertheless, Johnston’s blunder could have been costly for the Buckeyes. For the most part, the Geelong, Australia, native had a solid day outside of the five-yard punt but even so, it was too big of a black eye to ignore. Due to the offense’s ineptitude, he finished the day with eight punts for an average of 38.4 yards per punt. Will OSU repeat last year’s strategy for Cook’s top receiver?Last year when the Buckeyes and Spartans squared off in East Lansing, Michigan, the OSU defense was determined to shut down former Michigan State star wide receiver Tony Lippett. To do so, they employed Doran Grant to blanket Lippett wherever he went on the turf. It worked well, as he was limited to under 70 yards receiving.To stop Michigan State’s top target this season, senior wideout Aaron Burbridge, there was talk about potentially using redshirt sophomores Eli Apple or Gareon Conley to do the same thing. OSU opted to go a different route, where Apple and Conley stayed on a predetermined side of the field, rather than one guy following Burbridge throughout the whole game. Despite the less-than-stellar conditions to throw the ball, Burbridge led all receivers with 62 yards on four catches. He also drew a critical pass interference call on Apple that helped set up Michigan State’s first touchdown of the game. It was the stellar Spartan run game that hurt OSU the most, but Burbridge still a solid outing in the midst of it. OSU junior running back Ezekiel Elliott (15) high fives fans before a game against Michigan State on Nov. 21 at Ohio Stadium. OSU lost 14-17. Credit: Samantha Hollingshead | Photo Editor read more


Exodus from Leon – Baena goes to US Creteil

Posted On Sep 22 2019 by

Ademar LeonRafael BaenaUS Creteil Exodus from Ademar Leon. Spanish team with serious financial problem despite TOP 8 place and brave battle for the Velux EHF F4 last season stayed without half of the team. Next player who left Leon is Rafael Baena (30). Heavy line-player joins French team, US Creteil. ← Previous Story Angel Montoro signs 6-year Barcelona deal! Next Story → Kim Andersson got number “21” in Copenhagen!


Leaders back EUs plan to attack tax planning by the end of

Posted On Sep 22 2019 by

first_imgTHE HEADS of the 27 European Union member states have asked the European Commission to come up with a plan to address the concerns over “aggressive tax planning” by major multinational corporations.The agreement between political leaders in Brussels comes only a day after Ireland came under international scrutiny for the tax arrangements exploited by companies like Apple and Google.Leaders called on the European Commission, led by Jose Manuel Barroso, to formulate recommendations on how “aggressive tax planning” and “profit shifting” could be dealt with.The Commission now plans to present a revised version of the ‘Parent/Subsidiary Directive’, a rule introduced in 2003 which abolished withholding tax on payments between related companies in multiple countries.Tax-free payments between related companies in different EU member states is a key part of the ‘Dutch sandwich’ taxation system used by companies like Google.In that system, an Irish company collects revenue for sales around the world, transfers it tax-free to a company in another EU state (usually the Netherlands), and then transfers it back to an Irish-registered company which is actually based in a low-tax jurisdiction like Bermuda.The Commission said it would also review the current EU laws relating to abuse of the taxation system.Today’s summit – one of the briefest European Council meetings in modern times – had been due to discuss tax evasion for several weeks, but the meeting took on an extra significance after a United States Senate committee asked Apple executives to give evidence about the country’s use of Ireland as a “tax haven”.Asked how this latest drive against tax fraud and tax avoidance would make progress when others had failed, European Council president Herman van Rompuy said the economic crisis now meant there was an imperative on countries to ensure they were not losing income.“What is different? The economic crisis makes the difference,” he said.European Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso called on members of the public to maintain pressure on their political leaders so that the agreements reached today were followed through.Read: Taoiseach says Ireland does not give special tax dealsMore: Irish tax havens ‘leaving US children without education’Explainer: How do Irish companies legally avoid paying billions in corporate tax?last_img read more


Microsoft says Do Not Track will stay on by default

Posted On Sep 21 2019 by

first_imgMicrosoft won’t cave in to pressure and change the Do Not Track default in Internet Explorer 10, says executive VP of legal and corporate affairs Brad Smith. Microsoft ruffled feathers in the online advertising world by turning on the privacy protection feature in IE10’s express settings. Advertisers weren’t alone, either. Both Mozilla and Apache voiced their displeasure with Microsoft’s move, and Apache announced that it would refuse to recognize Microsoft’s setting unless the company changed its decision about DNT.According to Smith, however, Microsoft has “no intention of going back and have no intention of engaging in discussion on that possibility.” Microsoft has been willing to discuss certain aspects, like the way Do Not Track is described to users and simplifying the process  of turning the setting off. Microsoft’s stance from day one has been to protect users first and allow them to opt in if they see enough benefit in enabling the type of tracking DNT would prevent. Nearly everyone else in the discussion says that DNT means nothing if a user doesn’t make a conscious choice to enable it — which is exactly what really happens during the Internet Explorer 10 setup. It’s hardly Microsoft’s fault if a user blindly clicks next and agrees to default settings.In October, 75% of respondents to a Microsoft survey said they felt Do Not Track should be turned on by default. That’s all well and good, but the Association of National Advertisers says that “the Internet is funded by [advertising]” and that DNT by default will “undermine American innovation and leadership in the Internet economy.”At this point, Do Not Track remains almost totally useless. Many advertisers have said they’ll ignore the beacon if it comes from Internet Explorer. Any server that runs Apache will ignore your IE setting, even if you’ve disabled it at first run and manually enabled it later (a conscious decision on your part). Beyond that, the average user is unlikely to take the initiative to hunt down the toggle in Firefox, Opera, or Chrome — no browser really makes a big deal about describing what DNT is, why you’d want to use it, and how you go about turning it on. More savvy users have already been using privacy protection add-ons (many of which go way beyond what DNT offers) for years, and for them there’s no added incentive to use Do Not Track.More at Bloomberglast_img read more


Clark County residents use more water than US average

Posted On Sep 19 2019 by

first_imgKeeping with a long-running trend, Clark County residents are using less water on a daily basis than they have in years past. But they’re still using more than the average American.The USGS National Water Use Science Project estimates that Clark County residents used about 88 gallons of water per capita on a daily basis in 2015. That is a considerable decline from 102 gallons per day in 2010.As it has for nearly seven decades, the USGS National Water Use Science Project estimates water usage around the U.S. every five years and releases its findings in a report. The report estimates water use and features an overview of total population, public supply use, the population served by public systems and the domestic deliveries to those users, as well as and the population served by self-supplied domestic water systems. The latest document examines 2015 and was published last fall.The finding points to a considerable conservation of freshwater at the local level, but the local per capita use in 2015 is still 6 gallons higher than the national per capita rate of 82 gallons per day.Tyler Clary, water systems and engineering program manager for the city of Vancouver Public Works, said per capita use of city water was around 185 gallons per day in the mid-1980s, but that figure continuously decreased until the early 2000s when it started to level off. When the Great Recession hit, water consumption dropped considerably.last_img read more


Sergi Roberto wants to return to the Spain setup

Posted On Sep 18 2019 by

first_imgBarcelona full-back Sergi Roberto is hopeful that former manager Luis Enrique’s appointment as the new head coach of Spain will see him recalled to the national teamThe 26-year-old was omitted from Spain’s World Cup squad this summer, despite another impressive season at Barcelona that saw him awarded a new long-term deal earlier this year.But now that Enrique has been appointed as Julen Lopetegui’s replacement, Roberto is hopeful that this will signal a return to La Roja.“Honestly, I thought I was going to get called up,” said Roberto, as quoted by ESPN.David Villa, SpainQuiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.“I wasn’t, so that gave me a good chance to have a longer holiday – I was able to watch (the World Cup) on television.“I have always said that Luis Enrique has been very important in my career, both with Barca B and the first team.“It’s true he’s now the Spain coach but I am just focused on giving my best and, if in the end I get the call from Luis, I’ll be really happy, but that depends on how I play for Barca.”Roberto could make his return to Spain in time for the UEFA Nations League, which begins in September.last_img read more


Cabinet Ministers spending rules relaxed

Posted On Sep 17 2019 by

first_img Recommended for you MPs say they know nothing about pay raise Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 02 Mar 2016 – It appears the Chief Financial Officer will remain on in the Turks and Caicos despite that UK bail-out loan being retired; previous information was that the CFO was only to stay on in government up to 2016. From the Cabinet minutes issued today though, we learn that the Governor not only approved for monies allotted to Development Fund commitments to now be able to be carried over to the new financial year, but that spending up to $75,000 by Government Ministries or Cabinet Ministers would no longer have to be pre-approved by the UK-appointed Chief Financial Officer. The Cabinet notes say specifically that the Governor approves amendments, “to raise the threshold for expenditure requiring approval by the Chief Financial Officer from $10,000 to $75,000.” Cabinet Ministers get to spend more, CFO stays on the job CFO SHOULD GO; CONSTITUTIONAL REVIEW REPORT REVEALS Related Items:Cabinet Ministers, cfo, spending Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more


AL scared of national unity Emajuddin

Posted On Sep 3 2019 by

first_imgEmajuddin AhamedThe present situation is different than the time before the 2014 election as National Unity Process convener Kamal Hossain and United Front convener Badruddoza Chowdhury have joined hands with BNP against the government, former Dhaka University vice chancellor Emajuddin Ahamed said on Wednesday.“The ruling Awami League is scared of the national unity,” said Emajuddin while addressing a discussion in the city.The unity process has to be spread in 88,000 villages, he suggested, adding the youth force has to come forward to do this.Emajuddin Ahamed said BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia has been kept in a jail that ‘is not livable’. She is not being given proper treatment there despite being a 73-year-old lady, he said.The former DU vice chancellor demanded that the parliament be dissolved before the national election.The election commission has to be reconstituted and army has to be deployed with more power in the polling stations, he further said.last_img read more


Recap Two lanes blocked on M6 after crash between LGV and two

Posted On Aug 28 2019 by

first_imgDrivers are being warned to expect long delays on the M6 after a crash between an LGV and two cars has blocked two lanes. Emergency services were called to the scene on the southbound carriageway between Stafford Services and junction 14 for Stafford North shortly before 1.20pm. Traffic monitoring company Inrix are reporting one of the cars is sideways on the carriageway in front of the lorry. An Inrix spokesman said: “Two lanes are closed due to accident involving a lorry and two cars on M6 Southbound between Stafford Services and J14 A34 (Stafford North). Read MoreFire service reveal cause of blaze which ripped through two Stoke-on-Trent homes   “Lane ones one and two (of three) are closed. The camera shows that one of the cars is facing sideways on in front of the lorry, partly into lane two. Stafford Services is located between J15 and J14.” Highways England are also aware of the incident. Read MoreTop stories on StokeonTrentLive Punter found hiding in bushes Police search for missing woman Dad slams ‘disgusting’ hospital windowcenter_img Follow StokeonTrentLive Download our app  – You can download our free app for iPhone and iPad from Apple’s App Store , or get the Android version from Google Play .  Follow StokeonTrentLive on Facebook – Like our Facebook page to get the latest news in your feed and join in the lively discussions in the comments. Click here to give it a like! Follow us on Twitter – For breaking news and the latest stories, click here to follow SOTLive on Twitter . Follow us on Instagram – Featuring pictures past and present from across Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire & South Cheshire – and if you tag us in your posts, we could repost your picture on our page! We also put the latest news in our Instagram Stories. Click here to follow StokeonTrentLive on Instagram . 15:08Latest from InrixQueueing traffic on M6 Southbound between J15 A500 D Road (Stoke-On-Trent) and Stafford Services. Congestion to the Hanford Interchange on the Southbound A500. In the roadworks area.Residual delays following an accident prior to J14 much earlier on.Stafford Servicesis located between J15 and J14.Created at 15:03Updated at 15:0314:37Plan ahead when travellingHighways England are advising drivers to allow extra journey time. They suggested journeys will take an extra 60 minutes as five miles of congestion remains following this incident. 14:24All lanes now clearHighways England have tweeted that J15 to J14 is now clearAll lanes now clear on the #M6 southbound between J15 #Stoke to J14 #StaffordNorth following the earlier collision.— Highways England (@HighwaysWMIDS) July 15, 201914:05Five miles of congestionAs a result of this collision on the #M6, there are delays of approx. 45 minutes, with approx. 5 miles of congestion on approach.— Highways England (@HighwaysWMIDS) July 15, 201913:37Delays are building…Congestion backing up towards Junction 1513:36Highways aware of incident#M6 Southbound between J15 #Stokeontrent & J14 #StaffordNorth there has been a traffic collision between an LGV & 2 cars. Lanes 1 & 2 are compromis pic.twitter.com/Hz1DipUV8s— Highways England (@HighwaysWMIDS) July 15, 2019 Driver named following fatal collisionlast_img read more


The Linux and RISCV foundations team up to drive open source development

Posted On Aug 26 2019 by

first_imgYesterday, the Linux Foundation announced that they are joining hands with the RISC-V Foundation to drive the open source development and adoption of the RISC-V instruction set architecture (ISA). The RISC-V Foundation is a non-profit corporation, which is responsible for directing the future development of the RISC-V ISA. Since its formation, the RISC-V Foundation has quickly grown and now includes more than 100 member organizations. With this collaboration, the foundations aim to further grow this RISC-V ecosystem and provide improved support for the development of new applications and architectures across all computing platforms. Rick O’Connor, the executive director of the RISC-V Foundation, said, “With the rapid international adoption of the RISC-V ISA, we need increased scale and resources to support the explosive growth of the RISC-V ecosystem. The Linux Foundation is an ideal partner given the open source nature of both organizations. This joint collaboration with the Linux Foundation will enable the RISC-V Foundation to offer more robust support and educational tools for the active RISC-V community, and enable operating systems, hardware implementations and development tools to scale faster.” The Linux Foundation will provide governance, best practices for open source development, and resources such as training programs and infrastructure tools. Along with this, they will also help RISC-V in community outreach, marketing, and legal expertise. Jim Zemlin, the executive director at the Linux Foundation believes that RISC-V has great potential seeing its popularity in areas like AI, machine learning, IoT, and more. He said, “RISC-V has great traction in a number of markets with applications for AI, machine learning, IoT, augmented reality, cloud, data centers, semiconductors, networking and more. RISC-V is a technology that has the potential to greatly advance open hardware architecture. We look forward to collaborating with the RISC-V Foundation to advance RISC-V ISA adoption and build a strong ecosystem globally.” The two foundations have already started working on a pair of getting started guides for running Zephyr, a small, scalable open source real-time operating system (RTOS) optimized for resource-constrained devices. They are also conducting RISC-V Summit, a 4-day event starting from December 3-6 in Santa Clara. This summit will include sessions on RISC-V ISA architecture, commercial and open-source implementations, software and silicon, vectors and security, applications and accelerators, and much more. Read the complete announcement on the Linux Foundation’s official website. Read Next Uber becomes a Gold member of the Linux Foundation The Ceph Foundation has been launched by the Linux Foundation to support the open source storage project Google becomes new platinum member of the Linux foundationlast_img read more


Beach races ballet and other happenings around Costa Rica

Posted On Aug 19 2019 by

first_imgRelated posts:Palmares festival, Allende play, and other happenings around Costa Rica All-day yoga, a chocolate concert, and other happenings around Costa Rica BMX bikers, TEDx lectors, and other happenings around Costa Rica A tattoo convention, Russian ballet and other happenings around Costa Rica Xterra Costa RicaOne of the most hotly anticipated athletic events of the year, Xterra Costa Rica includes both a scenic trail race and epic triathlon. Both events take place along Guanacaste’s spectacular coastline, in and around the sun-bleached crescent of Playa Conchal.XTerra takes place March 28 & 29 in Playa Conchal, Guanacaste. Info: Official website.Middle Eastern Dance and Music WorkshopLearn the art of belly dancing and/or Arab percussion in this one-of-a-kind workshop.Workshop takes place March 28 & 29 at Academia Ámar, Paseo Colón. 10 a.m. $50-180. Info: Ámar Facebook page.Theater: “The Anonymous”Benny Herrera directs this provocative ensemble work about sexuality and alienation, produced by Círculo Onírico.“Los Anónimos” performs March 27-29 at Casa Teatro, Barrio Amón. Fri. & Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 3 p.m. 3,500 ($7). Info: Company Facebook page.Music: Pablo Senabria and Cocoa RedThe soloist-singer-songwriter performs his relationship-driven oeuvre in Tres Rios, sharing the stage with Cocoa Red.Concert takes place at Casa de la Cultura, Tres Rios. 9 p.m. 3,000 ($6).Dance: 30th Anniversary of Estudio Danza LibreThe acclaimed dance studio presents a ballet recital at the Melico Salazar Theater. Celebrate 30 years of dance with the studio’s students.Recital takes place March 27-28 at Melico Salazar Theater, downtown San José. Fri.-Sun., 7 p.m. 1,000-8,000 ($2-16). Theater: “The Kings’ Dream”A collaborative production between Costa Rican and Chilean artists, “El Sueño de unos Reyes” explores the concepts of nationhood and identity through movement and multimedia.“El Sueño de unos Reyes” performs March 27 at Antigua Aduana, Aranjuez, San José. Fri., 8 p.m.; Sun., 6 p.m. ₡2,500-5,000 ($5-10). Info: RedCultura.Art: “Superheroes and their Fictional Cities”If you were always as intrigued by Metropolis and Central City as you were by Superman and The Flash, this new exhibit by Carlos Llobet Montealegre is sure to fascinate.“Superhéroes y Sus Ficciones Urbanas” displays through May 16 at TEOR/éTica Gallery, Barrio Amón. Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Free. Info: TEOR/éTica website.Theater: “La Bruta Espera”Three short, darkish comedies by Argentinean dramatist Julio Chávez are performed at the Vargas Calvo black box theater, courtesy of the National Theater. The talented actresses Tatiana y María Chaves won a national award last year for the performance.“La Bruta Espera” continues through April 26 at the Vargas Calvo Theater, downtown San José. Thu.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 5 p.m. ₡2,500-5,500. Info: National Theater website.Art: “Microcosmos”Experimental paintings by Rolando Faba make their debut at the José Luis López Escarré Gallery.“Microcosmos” continues through May 8 at The National Theater, downtown San José. Free. Info: National Theater website.Theater: “Blood Wedding”The classic Lorca tragedy plays at Teatro Espressivo.“Bodas de Sangre” is performed through March 29 at Teatro Espressivo, Curridabat. Fri. & Sat., 6 p.m. ₡7,500-10,000 ($15-20). Info: Teatro Espressivo website.Art: Albrecht Dürer, Renaissance GeniusClassical German printer Albrecht Dürer receives a stunning retrospective at the Central Bank Museums.“Alberto Durero: Genio del Renacimiento” is on display through April 26 at the Central Bank Museums, downtown San José. Daily, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. ₡5,500 ($11). Info: Museum website.Art: Painting and Photography in San RamónCatch two different exhibits this Saturday in San Ramón: “Transformación,” a series of paintings by artist Jorge Luis Capezas, and “Liquors Were Your Origin, Culture is Your Destiny,” a collection of antique photos.Opening Feb. 21, 4 p.m. Both exhibits will be displayed through March 21 at the José Figueres Cultural Center, San Ramón, Alajuela. Info: Cultural Center website.Theater: “I’m Not Going to Carry This Corpse”Teatro Arlequín presents a deadly new comedy of errors, written by Luis Daell Barth.“Este Muerto no lo Cargo Yo” continues through March 22 at Teatro Arlequín, downtown San José. Thu.-Sat., 8 p.m; Sun., 6 p.m. ₡5,000 ($10). Info: Theater Facebook page.Art: “Ricardo Ávila: Urban Observer”See city life in a whole new way through Ricardo Ávila’s unique landscapes.“Ricardo Ávila: Observador Urbano” continues through March 29 at the Museum of Costa Rican Art, La Sabana. Wed.-Sun., 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Free. Info: Museum website.Anime ExhibitTo celebrate 80 years of diplomatic relations with Costa Rica, the Japanese embassy presents an exhibit on Japanese cartoon art at the National Gallery.“Japan: Kingdom of Characters” continues through March 29 at the National Gallery, former penitentiary, downtown San José. Mon.-Friday, 8 a.m. –4:30 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Free. Info: National Gallery website. Facebook Commentslast_img read more


Heavy Saudiled airstrikes target Shiite rebels in Yemen

Posted On Aug 18 2019 by

first_img Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Top Stories Comments   Share   New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Sponsored Stories 4 ways to protect your company from cyber breachescenter_img Get a lawn your neighbor will be jealous of SANAA, Yemen (AP) — The Saudi-led coalition on Friday launched heavy airstrikes against Shiite rebels in Yemen, targeting camps and weapons depots in the rebel-held capital, as a U.N. agency said some 234 children were killed in violence over the past two months.Residents of Sanaa awoke to the sound of explosions early Friday morning as warplanes targeted weapons caches in Noqum mountain, sending up bursts of flames and columns of smoke. 5 people who need to visit the Ultrastar Multi-tainment Center Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Airstrikes also targeted the rebels, known as Houthis, in their northern home base of Saada province. Witnesses described seeing Apache helicopters flying overhead that appeared to be targeting rebel vehicles.The Houthis have occasionally carried out cross-border attacks from Saada, which borders Saudi Arabia. Yahia al-Qahtani, the spokesman for the Saudi civil defense authority in the southern Saudi border region of Jizan, said on Friday that a child was killed and three other children wounded when missiles from inside Yemen struck their village a day earlier.Yemen’s war pits forces loyal to the country’s exiled president against the Houthis and allied military units. The coalition began conducting air strikes on March 26.Elsewhere, Yemeni security officials said three suspected al-Qaida members were killed in a drone strike on their vehicle in the southern province of Shabwa. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren’t authorized to speak to the press.In Geneva, C Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more


Go back to the enewsletter Luxury travel buyers f

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first_imgGo back to the e-newsletterLuxury travel buyers from across the globe are preparing to do business at the fourth ILTM Africa event, which will take place in Cape Town from 4 – 6 April 2016, in the midst of an exciting period of growth for the African hotel industry.The 2015 African Tourism Monitor Report, an extensive report into Africa’s travel and tourism industry produced by the African Development Bank Group states “tourism continues to be one of the fastest-growing and most dynamic sectors of Africa’s economy.”This time of growth shows no sign of abating – an analysis of deal signing activity by intended opening year reports that over 35,000 new rooms in 210 new hotels are already planned to open in Africa by 2018, with further deals expected.Alison Gilmore, Director of the ILTM Portfolio says: “Africa is proving to be the growth story of the 21st century – the variety of beautiful locations available to the luxury traveller throughout the continent is huge. As more hotels are developed, this story of success for African tourism is only going to continue. Now is the time for the African luxury travel industry to connect with the world’s best international Africa specialist agents during this time of growth and we are delighted to welcome the very best at this year’s ILTM Africa.”ILTM Africa is a unique, invitation only, Africa focused luxury travel business event, offering one-to-one meetings between African exhibitors and buyers from across the world. All buyers and exhibitors are required to follow a strict accreditation process in order to participate.Arvind Amersey, Safari Africa, a buyer travelling to ILTM Africa 2016 says: “ILTM Africa is the premier international event where the best properties and companies in Africa are represented. Safari Africa is one of the leaders in luxury Africa travel out of India and ILTM Africa gives us the perfect platform to connect with the leading luxury companies in this continent.”Botswana, Namibia, Mozambique, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Rwanda, Uganda, Ethiopia, Madagascar, Tanzania and the Seychelles were all cited as specific regions where ILTM 2016 buyers are looking to place business. High end suppliers from all destinations are represented at ILTM Africa with exhibitors including The H Resort at Beau Vallon Beach (Seychelles), Naturally Namibia (Namibia), Alex Walker Safaris (Tanzania) and Etali Safari Lodge (South Africa).Go back to the e-newsletterlast_img read more


Liverpool came from

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