From K J M VarmaBeijing, Jul 13 (PTI) A state-run Chinese newspaper today included India among the nations which supported Chinas stand on the strategic South China Sea after Beijing rejected the verdict of a UN-backed tribunal that struck down the Communist giants claims of “historical rights” in the disputed area.State-run China Daily showed a world map in its website showing India among the countries supporting Chinas stand.”More than 70 countries have publicly voiced support for China?s position that South China Sea disputes should be resolved through negotiations and not arbitration. In contrast, just several countries, mainly the United States and its close allies, have publicly supported the Philippines and called for observing the ruling as legally binding,” according to the text displayed above the map.Within hours of the tribunals ruling, Indias External Affairs Ministry in New Delhi asked all parties involved in the SCS row to resolve the maritime dispute through peaceful means without threat or use of force and “show utmost respect” to the verdict by Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague.Indias reaction came after the tribunal ruled that China has no legal basis to its claims of “historic rights” to islands in South China Sea, through which USD 3 trillion passes in trade annually.China asserts sovereignty over almost all of the South China Sea waters in the face of rival claims from its southeast Asian neighbours. PTI KJV NSA ZH NSA
Bayern München ‘Neymar won’t care who’s in Bayern’s goal’ – Maier plays down Neuer absence Robin Bairner Last updated 2 years ago 19:51 22/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images Bayern München Bayern München v Wolfsburg PSG v Bayern München PSG Bundesliga UEFA Champions League The 1974 World Cup winner has backed Sven Ulreich to stand in effectively for the Germany keeper – even in Wednesday’s crunch European match-up Bayern Munich legend Sepp Maier does not think Manuel Neuer’s injury is as dramatic a setback as it has been portrayed in some quarters.The Germany No.1 sustained an injury to his left foot and was forced to undergo surgery earlier in the week that will see him sidelined until January, leaving Sven Ulreich to keep goal.PSG to win Over 2.5 goals 13/10 Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina 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 The 29-year-old former Stuttgart shot-stopper is liable to be given the responsibility of the gloves when the Bundesliga champions tackle Paris Saint-Germain in France on Wednesday, and ex-goalkeeper Maier does not believe that Unai Emery’s side will pay any particular attention as to who is between the sticks for FCB.“Let’s be honest, Neymar won’t care who’s in Bayern’s goal,” the 1974 World Cup winner told TZ.“For Bayern, Neuer’s injury isn’t that dramatic because they still have a very good goalkeeper with Ulreich.“No-one on this earth is irreplaceable, at least in the short term. Over a longer period, it’s another issue, but I’m not pessimistic. Ulreich has already played well during Neuer’s recent absence.”Ulreich has played four matches this season and has conceded three goals. Neuer, meanwhile, let in two during the same playing time.
Highland Park Releases 2 New Limited-Release Bottles What’s So Great About the Icelandic Hot Dog? Kicking It With Timber Joey of the Portland Timbers Soccer Team Dale of Norway/FacebookThe most iconic wool sweaters of the north come from the small village of Dale, nestled in picturesque mountains amid waterfalls and galloping fjords. The aptly named Dale of Norway has been crafting winter-ready gear since a textile factory was established in 1879 due to the area’s easy access to wool and strong knitting tradition.Fast forward to 1956 and the entire world became acquainted with the look and craftsmanship of a Dale sweater because the brand’s Cortina sweaters were worn by the national Norwegian ski team at the Winter Olympic Games and World Championships — and have been since for more than 50 different games. But that’s small potatoes compared to how many times the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has hand-picked Dale of Norway to design the official sweaters for the Winter Olympic Games, granting the right to use the iconic Olympic rings.Cortina Bomber – $379I mean, not even Under Armour can use the word “Olympics” in their ads, and Dale gets the stamp of approval.While the knit of Dale’s 100-percent, Merino wool sweaters has remained true to tradition, design concepts have evolved to pay tribute to the past and let competitors know the Norwegian Olympic team is full of tough-as-steel Viking competitors at the 2018 Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, on on February 9-25.In fact, the official 2018-2019 sweater for the Norwegian alpine ski team is called the Balder Viking ($359). Balder is a god in the Norse mythology connected to love and happiness, although, by the look of these sweaters you’d guess he was the god of grit and kicking ass. Rough yet contemporary, the dark, ashen colorway features a pattern that recreates twisted ropes used by the vikings of yore. The front zipper is a sleek arrow with intentional leather details.Viking Tor Masculine Sweater – $249The Balder is accompanied by matching layering pieces in the new Viking Collection ($249-$359) all of which are marked by two runic symbols (looks like an upright and upside-down Y) that stand for protection and victory. Let’s all say what’s on our minds after seeing this lineup: Winter has come and it looks good. Lucky for you, Dale of Norway makes its high-quality Olympic sweaters available to mere mortals as well.Dale of Norway (who was recently acquired by the French alpine equipment brand Rossignol) also crafted the official sweater of the overall Norwegian Olympic team, dubbed the OL Passion ($299). Exclusively for the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, the design is a throwback to 1950s Norwegian sport sweaters, with a traditional cross that is said to ward against evil and nods to falling snow. Flag stripes inside the neck and a colored cross above the heart symbolize passion for the country and the Olympic Games.OL Passion Masculine Sweater – $299Not to be outdone, the Norwegian Cross Country team and Ski Association will get their own threads for 2019 World Championship in Seefeld, Austria. Named after the hosting city, the Seefeld collection ($349) is sporty and retro with snowy patterns and a higher neck. What you don’t see from the outside is the hidden Norwegian flag stripes on the interior.You’ll never own a sweater that’s got as much Norwegian quality and heritage as Dale — better grab two. The Viking and OL Passion collections are currently available for purchase; further details on the Seefeld garments are forthcoming.If you need even more Olympic gear, check out these exclusive watches from Omega.Feature image courtesy of Dale of Norway/Facebook. Editors’ Recommendations Highland Park Takes Tailgating to Another Level 14 Scandinavian Clothing Brands You Need to Know
The oil spill response team was membered among others by multipurpose salvage ship “Spasatel Karev” and multipurpose AHTS Stril Commander.The aim of the exercises was to check the preparedness of OSR capabilities of both the fleet and team of FBI Gosmorspassluzhba of Russia to tackle emergency oil spills. Press Release, July 28, 2014; Images: Gosmorspassluzhba zoom Oil spill response exercises were conducted July 17-18 at exploration well No 3 of North-Dolginskoye oil field drilled by semi-submersible jackup drilling rig GSP Saturn on the continental shelf of Russia in the Pechora Sea, Russian Marine Emergency Rescue Service (Gosmorspassluzhba) said.
zoom The National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (Bahri) reported SAR 399 million (USD 106.4m) net profit for the three months ended March 31, a 104.5% increase compared to the SAR 195 million net profit for the same period in 2014.Compared to SAR 124.3m net profit in the last quarter of 2014, Bahri improved its Q1 2015 net earnings by 223.3%.The Saudi carrier chalked up the year-on-year improvement in its net income to the introduction of 14 new vessels to its fleet of Very Large Crude Carriers, which now stands at 31 vessels, 5 new product tankers and one floating storage as a result of completing the merger of Vela Marine’s assets and operations, all fully employed during the current quarter.Better earnings y-o-y were also recorded on the back of the increase in average Time Charter Equivalent (TCE) rates in crude oil transportation spot market during the current quarter compared to the corresponding quarter of 2014.The estimated earnings per share for the quarter amounted to SAR 1.01, compared to SAR 0.62 for corresponding quarter of previous year and SAR 0.36 for the previous quarter, with the number of outstanding shares increasing from 315 million shares to 393.75 million shares on September 15, 2014.
zoom Having been faced with ever tougher financial situation the South Korean shipping company Hanjin Shipping Co is reported to be seeking buyers for some of its assets, Yonhap news agency reports.According to Yonhap’s unnamed sources, the company is considering the sale of certain terminals overseas as well as treasury stocks and an office building in London.The proceeds from the sale would be used to refinance portion of its outstanding USD 406 million of debt due in the first half of this year.The company’s strenuous efforts on cutting costs and bouncing back to profit proved successful as Hanjin returned to the black in 2015. Namely, the company’s net profit for 2015 was USD 6 million, a major recovery from the loss of USD 396 million in 2014.However, despite these efforts, the market downturn in the container shipping industry along with low charter rates that resume their record lows in 2016, have seen the liner opt for asset sales.World Maritime News Staff
Team Nova Scotia brought home the gold, silver and bronze from this summer’s Canada Games. Medal winners, their coaches and managers, flag bearers and mission staff were honoured today, Oct. 13, by Premier John Hamm and Nova Scotia Health Promotion Minister Rodney MacDonald at Province House in Halifax. “Every Nova Scotian has reason to be proud of the accomplishments of Team Nova Scotia at this summer’s Canada Games,” said Premier Hamm. “Our athletes, coaches, managers and supporters represented our province in an exemplary manner. It’s our pleasure to recognize them here today.” Team Nova Scotia came home with 46 medals and many new personal bests. Medals were won in athletics, canoe/kayak, rowing, women’s basketball, rugby, sailing and swimming. “Today’s reception is to celebrate a job well done,” said Mr. MacDonald. “These athletes inspire all Nova Scotians to strive for their goals, and make physical activity a part of their lives through sport.” Team members were introduced in the legislature and attended a reception in honour of their performance at the Games.
New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday declined an urgent hearing of a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) which sought safety and security of doctors, observing that the medicos have already called off their strike in West Bengal and other states. A vacation bench, comprising Justices Deepak Gupta and Surya Kant, said there was no urgency now in the case and it should be listed after the summer break before an appropriate bench. Petitioner Alok Srivastava insisted the matter needed urgent attention, contending that effective measures have not been taken regarding doctors’ safety and security at government hospitals. Also Read – IAF receives its first Rafale fighter jet from France The court rebutted, saying: “We are not against doctors’ security but we cannot pass an order on it now.” Srivastava persisted on an urgent hearing on the matter and urged the court to issue a notice. The court however, declined to entertain the matter, stating it cannot pass orders apprehending a situation. “Tomorrow we pass an order nobody should be murdered?… We only pass orders which could be implemented,” it said. The court said it was well aware that security of doctors was paramount, but it cannot pass an order at the cost of others. Also Read – Cosmology trio win Nobel Physics Prize The counsel representing the Indian Medical Association (IMA) contended that doctors’ safety and security is an extremely important issue, and “we seek a central legislation on this matter, although some states have laws”. The court replied: “We need a holistic view on the matter” and listed it for regular hearing. A PIL was filed on June 14 seeking direction for the Centre and the West Bengal government to provide a secure environment for doctors to perform their duties. A junior doctor at NRS Hospital in Kolkata was attacked on June 10 by relatives of a patient who had died in the hospital, allegedly due to medical negligence, triggering protests by doctors in West Bengal. On June 14, several doctors boycotted work across the country as a sign of solidarity with their counterparts in West Bengal. The petition cited media reports of the brutal attack on the junior doctor identified as Paribaha Mukherjee who sustained severe injuries. The petition cited a study by the IMA, stating that more than 75 per cent of doctors across the country have faced some form of violence. This study concluded that 50 per cent violent incidents took place in the Intensive Care Unit of hospitals, and in 70 per cent of the cases, the relatives of the patients were involved. Srivastava said the petition has been filed under Article 32 of the Constitution. He claimed that it was his public duty to move the apex court and seek its urgent intervention to address issues which led to the strike and protests by doctors of various medical colleges and hospitals across India. The petition sought government-appointed uniformed security personnel at every government hospital in India for the safety and security of the doctors. It also demanded strict action against the perpetrators of the attack on the doctor in West Bengal. In the aftermath of the Kolkata incident, junior doctors in several states reportedly boycotted work affecting medical services in various parts of the country. The strike was called off on Monday.
To watch the progress of the build; CLICK HERE BALDONNEL, B.C. – Grade 5 and 6 students at Baldonnel Elementary are being given an opportunity for hands-on learning with the construction of two sheds at their school.School District #60 has partnered with Petronas on a tool trailer that is taken out to schools to work on hands-on projects. This new Applied Skills and Technology curriculum is about project-based learning and takes students learning outside of the classroom.Brian Campbell, District Principal of Careers and International Education, shares schools are embracing the new curriculum.The storage sheds at Baldonnel are a great example of this. Students are learning math in the classroom and then going outside and applying their learning. Tradespeople from the school community are also coming in and lending a hand as well. Having the involvement of the parent community also gives the students valuable career exposure, shared Campbell.Christine Todd of Baldonnel School shares the kids are loving the experience and accomplished a lot on their first day. The plan is for the school to keep one shed and auction the other off. Proceeds from the sale of the second shed will go back into the school to help continue to fund project-based programs.Rona has helped with donating some of the building materials, and AAA Safety has helped provide safety equipment the students are using.Campbell shared, everyone, is looking forward to seeing the finished product.
The incident occurred when a UNIFIL team was clearing unexploded ordnance in a valley south of Shama.UN spokesperson Marie Okabe told reporters in New York that UNIFIL medical and explosives teams were sent to the location immediately, and an investigation is underway. 25 July 2007A peacekeeper serving with the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) died today from the explosion of ordnance, a spokesperson for the world body said.
The International Labour Organization (ILO), in its annual publication on the situation of workers of the occupied Arab territories, attributes the improvement to an accelerated growth rate and a slightly higher rate of employment – roughly 15 per cent in both Gaza and the West Bank.The agency adds though that the higher rate of employment is still very low by international standards. Furthermore, the unemployment rate of nearly 40 per cent in Gaza is among the highest in the world. In addition, the three-year-old blockade which Israel imposed on Gaza after Hamas ousted the Fatah movement and took control of the Strip in 2007 has led to uneven economic growth between that area and the West Bank. “The longer the closure continues, the more it undermines future prospects of workers and their families, in particular of the younger generation,” states the report, which was prepared for ILO’s International Labour Conference which opened in Geneva on 2 June.The report stresses the crucial issue of access in the economic situation of the occupied Palestinian territory.“Restrictions on access and movement in the West Bank including East Jerusalem, which include the separation barrier, checkpoints and other physical obstacles, together with an increasingly sophisticated permit system, continue to strongly undermine economic activity, the Palestinian social fabric, enterprises and the well-being of workers,” it states.“The ILO has always maintained that improvements in access and movement have a positive impact on economic development and employment in the occupied Palestinian territory,” ILO Director-General Juan Somavia writes in the preface to the report.“A lasting solution to the conflict rests on building an independent, democratic and viable Palestinian State living in peace and security with all its neighbours,” he adds.The report also notes that East Jerusalem is becoming more isolated from the rest of the West Bank due to a policy of reducing the proportion of Palestinians living and working there. In this connection, it voices deep concern about the recent announcement by Israel that it will continue with the expansion of settlements in East Jerusalem.Meanwhile, impediments to movement and access constitute the most important barriers to economic development and the establishment of a normal social fabric in the occupied Syrian Golan, according to the report. Mr. Somavia also points out that “the bleak economic, social and humanitarian situation in the occupied Arab territories creates an environment in which workers’ rights and human dignity continue to be violated on a daily basis.”In response to critical needs, ILO has further expanded its technical cooperation programme in the occupied Palestinian territory, giving special attention to supporting social partners and promoting dialogue among the Palestinian Authority, workers’ and employers’ organizations. 10 June 2010The economic situation in the occupied Palestinian territory has seen some improvement but remains precarious, particularly in the Gaza Strip, where the continued Israeli blockade undermines prospects for employment and growth, says a new United Nations report.
The Alibaba Group will distribute children’s programming such as “Teletubbies” in China through a deal with DHX Media.It’s the first deal between the Halifax-based entertainment company and Alibaba, a major e-commerce company that operates primarily in China.The DHX-Alibaba agreement covers more than 2,500 half-hour episodes of content for Alibaba’s video-on-demand service, which is available through set-top boxes, smart televisions and other devices.The titles include “Teletubbies” — a British series that DHX distributes globally — as well as “Caillou,” “Paddington Bear,” and “Johnny Test.”DHX Media didn’t provide financial details of the agreement.The Canadian PressCorus Entertainment snaps up Disney content from DHX Media, plans to launch Disney channel in Canada
On the markets at midmorning (ET):The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index was up 85.29 points to 15,234.86, after 90 minutes of trading.In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average gained 25.86 points to 21,600.59. The S&P 500 index added 6.94 points to 2,467.55 and the Nasdaq composite index climbed 29.23 points to 6,373.54The Canadian dollar was trading at 79.41 cents US, up from Tuesday’s average price of 79.19 cents US.The September crude contract was up 57 cents to US$47.16 per barrel and the August natural gas contract was unchanged at US$3.09 per mmBTU.The August gold contract was down 70 cents to US$1,241.20 an ounce and the September copper contract was down one cent at US$2.72 a pound.
VAUGHAN, Ont. — Swiss Chalet Rotisserie & Grill will accept voice orders through the Google Assistant App.The restaurant chain owned by Cara Operations Ltd. says the voice order feature allows customers to place an order for pick up or delivery through the app.Users need to open the app and say “Ok Google, order from Swiss Chalet,” which will prompt them to select from menu options or reorder their last meal.Swiss Chalet’s announcement comes as the company has been making a concerted effort to integrate technology into its operations.The company partnered with Google’s navigation app Waze to allow commuters to order ahead through the app before hitting the road.It has also partnered with The Weather Network to use weather pattern data to serve up specific targeted ads to potential customers.
Ian Martin said the Council should not see the request as a reversion to an earlier stage of engagement with the tiny South-East Asian nation, which the UN shepherded to full independence from Indonesia in 2002.“Timor-Leste is today a sovereign State which struggled hard for its right to self-determination and its independence,” said Mr. Martin.He told the Council that the violence that rocked the country earlier this year revealed a central failure in the area of security. Dozens were killed and 155,000 people forced to flee their homes after clashes broke out when the government dismissed some 600 soldiers who had gone on strike. In a report last week, Secretary-General Kofi Annan urged the Council to establish the new mission in Timor-Leste to help rebuild its institutions, bring about national reconciliation and assist in national elections scheduled for next year.The Special Envoy echoed this call, saying the Council should “send a strong message to the people of Timor-Leste that the renewed determination of the international community to stand by them will indeed be a sustained commitment.” Also addressing the Council, which heard today from some two dozen participants, was Timor-Leste’s foreign minister, who offered his full support of the Secretary-General’s plan, including the call for an additional force of 1,600 civilian police officers.“Many guns remain in civilian hands, and the underlying causes of the conflict remain to be fully addressed,” Jose Luis Guterres told the Council. “It will take time for us to reconstitute the defence and the police force. It will take many more years for these institutions to regain the confidence and trust of our people.”Mr. Guterres also said that the new mission should play an important role in promoting economic growth and achieving development goals.“Timor-Leste is one of the poorest countries in the world,” he said, adding that high unemployment, especially among young people, contributed to the recent unrest.Currently, the United Nations has a special political mission carrying out peace-building activities in the country. The mandate of the UN Office in Timor-Leste (UNOTIL), which the Security Council established last year, expires on 20 August.
by The Associated Press Posted Apr 10, 2013 12:02 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Standard & Poor’s 500 index reaches a record high leve1, led by technology stocks NEW YORK, N.Y. – The Standard & Poor’s 500 index is pushing through its previous all-time high set in October 2007 as stocks climb in midday trading on Wall Street.The benchmark index is up 16 points, or 1 per cent, at 1,585, breaking its high of 1,576 set before the financial crisis.Other indexes also rose Wednesday, led by technology stocks.The Dow Jones industrial average rose 125 points, or 0.9 per cent, to 14,799. The Dow was on its way to another record high close, having set its latest one the day before. Intel was the biggest gainer in the Dow, up 3 per cent.The Nasdaq composite index, which is heavily weighted toward technology stocks, rose even more than the Dow and S&P. The Nasdaq rose 1.6 per cent, or 52 points, to 3,290.
by Aleksandra Sagan, The Canadian Press Posted Nov 3, 2016 6:28 am MDT Last Updated Nov 3, 2016 at 3:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Bell’s CraveTV grows to 1M subscribers ahead of Shomi’s shutdown on Nov. 30 TORONTO – Weeks before TV streaming service Shomi is set to shut down, BCE Inc. said Thursday its CraveTV streaming service recently hit one million subscribers.The Montreal-based company said it reached the milestone by the end of September, nearly two years after it launched CraveTV in December 2014.At the time, the streaming service was only available to subscribers of certain TV providers. This January, Bell Media expanded availability to all Canadians with an Internet connection.Bell Media hasn’t provided total subscriber numbers since August 2015, when it said the service had roughly 730,000 customers.In a conference call Thursday with investors, BCE president and CEO George Cope suggested that the demise of Shomi, a video-on-demand service Rogers (TSX:RCI.B) and Shaw (TSX:SJR.B) launched in November 2014, can boost CraveTV’s performance.Shomi, which recently said it was nearing a customer base of 900,000, will pull the plug on Nov. 30.“We think the Canadian development recently probably positions that product a little stronger in the marketplace,” Cope said.Still, CraveTV has a long way to go to match the reach of Netflix. Solutions Research Group, a Toronto consumer research firm, says the U.S.-based streaming company has about five million Canadian households subscribing.BCE (TSX:BCE) also announced Thursday that Fibe TV now is available on Apple TV.BCE said CraveTV’s performance helped drive its media division revenue up 3.5 per cent in the third quarter ending Sept. 30. Bell Media revenues grew to $716 million from $692 million, also thanks to subscriber growth from The Movie Network, which Bell made nationally available earlier this year, and TV Everywhere.BCE’s revenue and profit were up from the same time last year as Bell Canada added subscribers to specialty TV, digital TV, Internet and wireless services — offsetting lower revenue from advertising and conventional phone service.The telecommunications giant had $5.41 billion of operating revenue, up 1.2 per cent from $5.35 billion in the third quarter of 2015.Net earnings for common shareholders totalled $752 million, up 1.8 per cent from $739 million a year earlier, although net income per share was flat at 87 cents because of an increase in the number of BCE shares since last year.BCE’s adjusted earnings declined by nearly one per cent, to $784 million from $790 million, and adjusted earnings per share declined to 91 cents per share from 93 cents per share.Bell’s wireless services contributed $1.85 billion of revenue, up 4.3 per cent from $1.77 billion, while revenue from its wireline services such as conventional phones, digital television and Internet was little-changed at $2.75 billion.Follow @AleksSagan on Twitter.Note to readers: This is a corrected story. A previous version said BCE had $5.34 billion in operating revenue in the third quarter of last year. A previous version also incorrectly identified the TV service available on Apple TV.
Prince Harry cheered up a tearful boy by giving him a royal spin at a sports day. The Prince took a shine to six-year-old Kavya Patel after the youngster burst into tears when he was unable to get the ball during a game of handball as he visited an east London park.Harry had been watching from the sidelines at Central Park in East Ham, but quickly gave the little boy a friendly rub on the head and then swung him around to cheer him up. Prince Harry cheers up Kavya PatelCredit:Getty Kavya said of the royal visitor: “Prince Harry loves to play.”The six-year-old said he got upset after failing to get the ball during the game but he enjoyed being swung around by Harry as a consolation. Prince Harry plays handball with children at Fit and FedCredit:Getty After earlier declining to join a game of football, telling one of the coaches he was not wearing boots, the Prince happily joined in the handball game.When he was thrown the ball by a coach, he held it aloft and the young players, all aged six to eight, put their arms up in anticipation.Harry picked one lucky girl to receive the pass and start the game, and she ran off, chased by her team-mates and the opposition. He said with a laugh: “It was exciting. I was flying around, then I felt dizzy.”Harry was joining children taking part in a session of the Fit And Fed campaign, which gives youngsters in the borough of Newham free sporting activities and lunch throughout the summer holidays. 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.