India’s star all-rounder Yuvraj Singh was the cynosure of all eyes when the ICC World T20 Trophy reached the capital as part of the tournament’s host city tour, on Thursday.On the occasion, the International Cricket Council in partnership with UNICEF and BCCI launched the Team Swachh clinics. This is aimed at promoting a nationwide initiative to build a social movement for sanitation and toilet leading to an open-defecation-free India.The 34-year-old Yuvraj, on a comeback trail into the national team, indulged in a bit of cricket with children who had come to get a glimpse of the star player who was accompanied by young spinner Pawan Negi. Also read: Numero Uno becomes official clothing supplier for World T20 The trophies for the men’s and women’s World T20 were paraded on a specially designed Nissan vehicle through the streets of Delhi. A specially designed double-decker bus carried children from local NGOs besides Yuvraj and Negi. The ICC WT20 2016 host city tour is travelling to eight cities beginning with Dharamsala, Mohali, Delhi, Kolkata, Nagpur, Chennai, Bangalore and Mumbai.Besides sharing cricketing tips, both Yuvraj and Negi spoke about the importance of hygiene and sanitation in the specially designed Team Swachh Wash clinic, set up inside the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium.After Delhi, the trophy now moves to Kolkata followed by Nagpur, Chennai, Bangalore and Mumbai.Earlier, in October 2015, the ICC Cricket for Good and UNICEF launched a five-year global partnership in New York. The World Twenty20 starts on March 8 and concludes on April 3.advertisement
A dominant Rafael Nadal arrived at one career milestone on Thursday but the speed of the Spaniard’s rampage through the early rounds of the French Open suggests his eyes are fixed firmly on another more significant one.The world number five, seeded four at the tournament he once owned, destroyed Argentina’s Facundo Bagnis 6-3 6-0 6-3 to reach the third round for the loss of only nine games and chalked up a 200th match victory in grand slams.NADAL ENTERS AN ELITE LISTNadal is one of only eight players in the history of men’s tennis to reach the 200 grand slam win milestone.”That’s only another number, and that’s it,” Nadal, who would become the only man to win the same grand slam 10 times in the professional era if he triumphs this year, told reporters.”The only thing I know is that I have reached round three and I know I have to play at a very high level in order to go deep. That’s my sole objective, my only reality.”It was his first appearance on Court Philippe Chatrier, where nine times he has sunk his teeth into La Coupe des Mousquetaires, since being taken apart by Novak Djokovic in last year’s quarter-finals.Tougher tests will come and top seed Djokovic looked in the groove by beating tricky Belgium Steve Darcis 7-5 6-3 6-4 as his quest for the only grand slam title to elude him gathered pace.SERENA AWAITS PEREIRA TESTDefending champion Serena Williams was scheduled for second-round action later against Brazil’s Teliana Pereira on an overcast fifth day at the claycourt grand slam.advertisementWith Maria Sharapova absent, suspended pending the outcome of a doping hearing, and several leading seeds knocked out in round one, American Williams looms as the overwhelming favourite to claim a fourth title in the French capital.She might not have it all her own way though and the likes of former champion Ana Ivanovic and Spanish claycourt specialist Carla Suarez Navarro were impressive on Thursday.Ivanovic, seeded 14, crunched 22 forehand winners past Japan’s Kurumi Nara for a 7-5 6-1 victory while 12th seed Suarez Navarro dominated China’s Wang Qiang 6-1 6-3.Swiss eighth seed Timea Bacsinszky also prevailed in a tricky second round against 2014 runner-up Eugenie Bouchard, winning a topsy-turvy match 6-4 6-4.NO UPSET RESULTS YETIn the men’s draw seventh-seeded Czech Tomas Berdych, a former semi-finalist, moved through to the third round by beating Tunisian Malek Jaziri 6-1 2-6 6-2 6-4.He was joined by Austrian dangerman Dominic Thiem, the youngest member of the top 15, who saw off experienced Spaniard Guillermo Garcia-Lopez in three sets.One notable second-round faller was Australia’s Bernard Tomic, the 23-year-old 20th seed, who was beaten by rising Croatian force, teenager Borna Coric.Five Frenchmen were in action on Thursday hoping to join a trio already into the third round with sixth seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and mercurial Cypriot Marcos Baghdatis set to provide the late afternoon thrills.
Mumbai, Nov 29 (PTI) Describing P V Sindhus triumph in the China Open Super Series Premier womens singles recently as a “great achievement”, badminton legend Prakash Padukone expressed the hope that the lanky Hyderabad girl will continue to make waves next year also.”Its her first Super Series title and its definitely a great achievement because after you had done so well, expectations are high and to win the Super Series title coming from there – so close to the (Rio) Olympics (where Sindhu won the silver medal) – is a great achievement. I hope she continues doing well in the coming year as well,” said Prakash here today.The 21-year-old Sindhu became the third Indian, after fellow Hyderabadi Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth, to win the China Open singles crown.Sindhu had lost to Spains world champion Carolina Marin in the Rio Olympic Games final after winning the first game and Prakash felt perhaps she was overcome by pressure which he felt was quite normal as it was her first Olympic Games.”No one expected her to be in the final. It was probably the pressure which she was unable to handle. In badminton the Olympic Games are the most important as they come once in four years. They are the ultimate. Its normal,” he said.”There are sports psychologists available. They are the best people to suggest what can be done. Or if its normal (kind of pressure) some kind of meditation, yoga and breathing exercise will do the trick,” said the 1980 All England mens singles champion.advertisementAsked about Saina Nehwal, whose 2012 London Games bronze medal winning show was a path breaker for Indian womens badminton, Prakash was confident that the 26-year-old former world number one will be back to where she was before the leg injury during the Rio Games upset her plans.”She will come back, its just a matter of time. She is not playing in Dubai (Super Series finals). She will get a break. By early 2017, its possible for her to be back to where she was before her injury.” (More) PTI SSR RSY PDS PDS BAS
Pune, Jun 1 (PTI) Automaker Fiat Chryslers India arm today rolled out the first locally manufactured Jeep Compass SUV from its Ranjangaon facility here.The vehicle was rolled off the the assembly line in the presence of Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) chief operating officer – Asia Pacific region (excluding China) Paul Alcala, and president & managing director, FCA India, Kevin Flynn, among others.With this, India has joined China, Mexico and Brazil as a manufacturing and export hub for the Jeep Compass.”The establishment of manufacturing operations and start of production of the Jeep Compass is an important milestone for our journey in India,” Alcala said.”The Compass will be the first Made-in-India Jeep vehicle, and we are appreciative of the governments efforts to make India a desirable manufacturing destination for multinational organisations like ours,” he said.FCA has invested USD 280 million in the plant to support local production of Jeep.”With the start of production and an investment of USD 280 million in Jeep Compass localisation, we are reaffirming our commitment to Indian consumers and our long-term presence in the country,” Alcala added.The Jeep Compass will be in full production in July and vehicles are expected to hit the market during the third quarter of the year in three variants — Sport, Longitude and Limited, the company said.It said the export of the vehicle will commence in the last quarter of calendar year 2017.By 2017-end, the Jeep brand portfolio in India will consist of three new models — Jeep Wrangler and Jeep Grand Cherooke, besides Jeep Compass, it said.advertisementFCA India Automobiles Pvt Ltd is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Italian-American auto maker Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA).The Compass is the first model from the Jeep range to be produced in India.Fiat Chrysler had launched the Jeep brand in India in August last year with its completely built units (CBUs).The Ranjangaom manufacturing facility, a 50:50 joint venture between FCA and Tata Motors, has a capacity to produce 1.6 lakh units and 3.5 lakh engines.The Indian plant is the only one among the four global manufacturing units of FCA that will roll out right hand drive models.In 2014, FCA had announced plans to launch 12 models in India in five years and start producing models from the Jeep brand in the country by 2015. However, it later revised the plan. PTI IAS ARS RSY BAS
Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez is fit to face Liverpool on Sunday and is focused on giving “absolutely everything” for the team despite uncertainty over the striker’s future at the club, manager Arsene Wenger has said.The Chilean, Arsenal’s top scorer with 24 league goals last season, has attracted plenty of interest from rival clubs as he enters the final year of his contract and missed the first two Premier League games of the season with an abdominal strain.”Sanchez has worked hard to be back and available again,” Wenger told a news conference on Thursday. “Alexis works very hard, he’s very focused and gives absolutely everything.”He looks ready, he has not played for long time so I will have to decide what I do with him. (He could start) but we have to make that decision. We play on Sunday and he looks in good shape.”Reuters PhotoFrench media have linked Sanchez with a move to Paris St Germain, while British media have reported that Manchester City are also interested in reuniting the 28-year-old with their manager Pep Guardiola, whom he played for at Barcelona.Wenger said Sanchez had not been distracted by the transfer speculation and did not rule out the possibility of the Chilean committing to fresh terms.”I don’t think he’s too much disturbed by all the noise, players at that level are used to it now,” the manager added. “He is very focused, very happy and the fact he goes into the last year of his contract doesn’t mean we can’t extend it.”advertisementAlex Oxlade-Chamberlain is another player with less than a year of his deal to run and Wenger said he wanted the 24-year-old to stay at the club.”I want Alex to be one of the big players for the future, one of the players the team can be built around,” Wenger added.”I want to keep my best players….We’ve invested time and money and confidence in players like Ox and they have a responsibility. I hope he commits.”Centre back Laurent Koscielny is back from suspension for the trip to Anfield, where Arsenal have not won in the league since 2012.Wenger’s team suffered their first defeat of the season when they went down 1-0 at Stoke last Saturday, leaving Arsenal on three points from their opening two games.
Unai Emery has remained coy over whether Danny Welbeck will be offered a new contract at Arsenal, with the striker’s future up in the air as his current deal runs out in the summer.Welbeck has been out of action since November, having had to undergo two surgeries to help repair a broken ankle sustained in the Gunners’ Europa League clash with Sporting CP.AdChoices广告Arsenal have not yet indicated when they envisage the England international will return to full fitness, but reports suggest a comeback in the current season would be optimistic. 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? Emery has backed up those claims somewhat, telling Standard Sport: “It’s a big injury and he needs time to recover little by little, doing exercise and then recover the possibility of working for us again.“But now he needs more time, a long time, and it’ll be difficult for him to play again this season.”Welbeck has picked up no less than seven injuries since his arrival from Old Trafford in 2014, which could end up totalling over two years on the treatment table during his five-year stint at the Emirates.Arsenal’s managing director, Vinai Venkatesham, stated after the 28-year-old’s latest setback that he would get the club’s full support throughout his rehabilitation, but Goal understands that the player has not been offered a new deal and that the Gunners are unlikely to table one.The Premier League side are planning a further overhaul of their squad at the end of the season and are looking to cut their wage bill as part of that remodel. With Welbeck so prone to injury, it is understandable that the club wouldn’t want to gamble.Pushed further on the subject of an extension for the forward, Emery said: “Firstly it’s the responsibility of the club and the player, then they can take my opinion.“But now the club is working with every individual player situation and we cannot speak about that again.”Arsenal, sitting in fifth place in the Premier League and tied on points with Manchester United, return to action on Friday with an FA Cup fourth round clash with the Red Devils at the Emirates. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.
Arsenal are likely to fare much worse than Manchester United in the summer transfer window, says a frustrated David Seaman, despite both clubs being in a similar position.Those at Emirates Stadium and Old Trafford are in need of reinforcements.The Red Devils are expected to spend big addressing their apparent flaws, but the same approach is unlikely to be taken by the Gunners. 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? Unai Emery is reportedly set to be handed a budget of just £45 million ($57m) in which to strengthen a squad that finished outside the Premier League’s top four in 2018-19 and without a trophy.Arsenal legend Seaman is disappointed to see owners that are hardly short on funds refusing to back their manager in a competitive market that will see a number of rivals splash the cash.He told talkSPORT: “It’s so frustrating at Arsenal because the club is running on a good profit.“The fans are frustrated at the moment, especially after the result in the Europa League final against Chelsea.“It was a disappointing result, it was made a little bit better by the weekend result [arch rivals Tottenham being beaten by Liverpool in the Champions League final], but it’s so disappointing.“They’re struggling. It’s just so frustrating being an Arsenal fan and an ex-Arsenal player at the moment.“You know what the club is capable of, so you’re just like, ‘come on, let’s see what you’ve got!’“When you look at Manchester United and Arsenal, they’re in a very similar situation – they both need to strengthen at the back and they’re both without Champions League football, so it’s going to be testing times.“But I’d say United are in a better place than Arsenal because of their buying power and the money they will pay for players.”While Arsenal may not be as busy as their supporters had hoped this summer, they are being linked with moves for several players – such as Bournemouth forward Ryan Fraser and Belgium international Yannick Carrasco.Changes are also being made behind the scenes in north London in an effort to make the Gunners more competitive and better placed to challenge for major honours in the future.
zoomImage Courtesy: Panama Canal Authority The Panama Canal is to increase the maximum allowable beam for vessels transiting the Neopanamax Locks.According to the Panama Canal Authority’s advisory, the maximum beam for commercial and non-commercial vessels acceptable for regular transits in the Neopanamax locks will be 51.25 meters (168.14 feet) from June 1, 2018.Based on levels of Gatun Lake, in late April the authority set the maximum authorized draft for vessels transiting the Neopanamax locks at 14.63m (48 feet) Tropical Fresh Water (TFW).Earlier in April the Panama Canal’s administrator Jorge Quijano was cited as saying that the canal is set to handle 30 million tonnes of liquefied natural gas (LNG) per year by 2020.The number would be a fivefold increase in yearly handling of LNG for the canal authority when compared to figures from 2017.
Premier Darrell Dexter expressed his condolences to members of the Cape Breton Regional Police Force and the friends and family of Chief Myles Burke, who passed away today, April 9. “Chief Burke was a community leader and well-respected as the head of the Cape Breton Police Force, who worked his way up through the ranks and served the people of Cape Breton with distinction,” said Premier Dexter. “My sympathy goes out to his friends and family.” Chief Burke became chief of the almost 200-member Cape Breton force in February 2009. He was promoted to deputy chief in January 2008. He was also the Nova Scotia representative on the board of the Canada Association of Chiefs of Police.
The GRAMMY Foundation and MusiCares launched a special eBay Auction this week that offers more than 150 exclusive items, including signed memorabilia, buy-it-now steals and VIP experiences.The GRAMMY Charity Giving Tuesday Sale — a post-Thanksgiving eBay auction featuring unique experiences and memorabilia starting at $30 — launched on Nov. 29 at 8 a.m. PT. Continuing through Dec. 9, the auction features unique gifts perfect for the music lover in your life.This year, unparalleled VIP packages have been curated and donated from across all 12 Chapters of The Recording Academy, including one-of-a-kind music industry experiences such as: 59th GRAMMY Awards and GRAMMY Celebration after-party passes and hotel accommodations for two; VIP tickets to the Grand Ole Opry (Nashville, Tenn.) and meet-and-greet passes with Carrie Underwood; songwriting sessions with GRAMMY-nominated and GRAMMY-winning producers; mentoring sessions with background vocalists; studio sessions with GRAMMY-winning engineers/producers; guitar, saxophone and drum lessons with GRAMMY-winning and -nominated artists; VIP concert experience with Yoshiki at Carnegie Hall (NYC); tickets and meet-and-greet passes for the Goo Goo Dolls, Linkin Park, Lukas Graham, Bebe Rexha, and the Head And The Heart; and VIP tickets to one of Ziggy Marley’s 2017 U.S. shows, meet-and-greet passes and a Marley-themed gift basket.Other featured items include: Gibson and Epiphone autographed guitars from Roger Daltrey, Johnny Depp, Jane’s Addiction, Joan Jett, and Lenny Kravitz; Roland instruments autographed by members of Echosmith and She Wants Revenge; Shure microphones signed by Rihanna and Smokey Robinson; and music memorabilia autographed by Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, Halsey, Magic Johnson, Kygo, Paul Simon, Barbra Streisand, and Taylor Swift.Presented in partnership with eBay for Charity and Matchfire, all proceeds raised will benefit programs and services of the MusiCares and GRAMMY Foundations.To find out more and make a bid, click here.
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TORONTO, Dec. 3, 2018 – Roots (“Roots,” “Roots Canada” or the “Company”) (TSX: ROOT) the premium outdoor lifestyle brand, announces the launch of Roots x Shawn Mendes, with a capsule collection designed in collaboration with Toronto-born multi-platinum singer/songwriter, Shawn Mendes. The official release of the limited-edition collection, which celebrates Shawn’s first-ever stadium show, is Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. eastern time at the Roots x Shawn Mendes pop-up shop in the Roots store at the CF Toronto Eaton Centre. Shawn’s global fanbase will be able to buy the collection online at www.roots.com on December 5, 2018. Fans that attend the in-store event will be given a code for priority presale access and guaranteed tickets to Shawn’s Rogers Centre show. Roots x Shawn Mendesis the first step in an ongoing creative collaboration between Roots and Shawn.Roots x Shawn Mendes Capsule Collection (CNW Group/Roots Corporation)“I’m so excited to launch this collaboration with Roots,” said Shawn Mendes. “With my first ever stadium show coming up in my home town Toronto, it felt like the perfect way to celebrate, by teaming up with one of the most iconic Canadian brands.”Roots, together with Shawn and his creative team, designed the capsule collection to celebrate the announcement of Shawn’s homecoming with his first-ever headlining stadium show, taking place at the Rogers Centre on September 6, 2019. Presales for Shawn’s Rogers Centre show start on December 5 and go on sale to the general public on December 15 (a full list of on-sale timings and ticket links can be found at ShawnStadium.com). Shawn Mendes: The Tour begins in March 2019, with more than 60 dates across Europe, North America and Australia. In May 2018, Shawn released his highly-anticipated third album (Shawn Mendes) which debuted at #1 on international album charts, making him the third youngest solo artist to ever have three #1 albums. Advertisement Shawn Mendes wearing the Roots x Shawn Mendes Award Jacket at Rogers Centre, in Toronto. (CNW Group/Roots Corporation) Facebook Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment “We are thrilled to partner with Shawn during such an important milestone in his career,” said Karen Zuccala, Vice President, Marketing of Roots. “It is an honour to work with such an incredibly talented Canadian singer and songwriter and bring his vision to life. The collection is the beginning of an ongoing creative relationship; we are excited to see where we can take this.”For 45 years, Roots has been drawing inspiration through art and music and celebrating the individuality of style as a form of self-expression. Roots has proudly collaborated with Grammy- and Juno-winning musicians, Academy Award-winning actors, Olympic athletes and other notable celebrities across the globe. The Roots x Shawn Mendes collection welcomes another great artist into the creative fold.Featuring nods to the album art for Shawn’s latest release, the limited-edition capsule collection consists of a hoodie ($88), sweatpants ($82), two pocket t-shirts ($36 each), a toque ($32), as well as a custom-designed Award Jacket ($598), handcrafted in the Roots Toronto Leather Factory. The collection embodies the unmistakable style, and uncompromising comfort and quality Roots is known for.About Shawn MendesToronto born multi-platinum singer/songwriter Shawn Mendes released his highly anticipated self-titled third album in May 2018. The album debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 album chart as well as multiple additional worldwide markets, including Australia, Canada, Mexico, Belgium, Holland & more. Shawn Mendes made Shawn the third youngest solo artist to ever have three #1 albums, and became one of the top best-selling album debuts of 2018. The album shot to #1 on iTunes upon release in over 80 countries around the world. Leading up to the album, he released multiple tracks including “Youth” Featuring Khalid, “In My Blood” and “Lost In Japan.” Both “In My Blood” and “Lost In Japan,” the first two songs released off the new album, experienced massive success, soaring to the #1 and #2 spots on the overall iTunes chart in the U.S, Top 5 on iTunes in 50 countries, and held the #1 and #2 spots on Spotify’s “New Music Friday” playlist. With “In My Blood,” Shawn became the first artist to ever have had four #1 singles at AC radio before the age of 20. In April 2017, Shawn released his 3x Platinum hit “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back.” The track scored Shawn his second #1 single at Top 40 radio and on Billboard’s Pop Songs chart, joining 7x Platinum single “Stitches.” Throughout his career, Shawn has achieved 3 consecutive #1 album debuts, 2 Platinum albums, and 8 consecutive platinum and multi-platinum singles. Worldwide, he has sold over 15 million albums, 100 million singles, and has amassed over 16 billion song streams and 5 billion YouTube views. Shawn has completed two sold-out world tours with over one million tickets sold, selling out legendary arenas including NYC’s Madison Square Garden, Toronto’s Air Canada Centre, and London’sO2 Arena in minutes. Shawn Mendes: The Tour begins in March 2019, with over 60 dates currently announced across Europe, North America and Australia, with more to be announced soon. He topped Billboard’s “21 Under 21” in 2017 and 2018 and has been featured on Forbes “30 Under 30,” Spotify’s “25 Under 25,” and Time Magazine’s “Time 100 Most Influential”. In February 2018, ROI Influencer Media recognized Shawn as the #1 Most Influential Artist and #1 Most Influential Teen across all social media platforms.About RootsEstablished in 1973, Roots is a premium outdoor lifestyle brand with a rich Canadian heritage and portfolio of apparel, leather goods, accessories and footwear. Roots delivers products to customers through its store network, online platform and international partnerships. As of August 4, 2018, Roots integrated omni-channel footprint included 117 company retail stores in Canada, five company retail stores in the United States, 112 partner-operated stores in Taiwan, 27 partner-operated stores in China and a global e-commerce platform. Roots Corporation is a Canadian corporation doing business as “Roots” and “Roots Canada”.Forward-Looking InformationCertain information in this press release contains forward-looking information. This information is based on management’s reasonable assumptions and beliefs in light of the information currently available to us and are made as of the date of this press release. Actual results and the timing of events may differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking information as a result of various factors. Information regarding our expectations of future results, performance, achievements, prospects or opportunities or the markets in which we operate is forward-looking information. Statements containing forward-looking information are not facts but instead represent management’s expectations, estimates and projections regarding future events or circumstances. Many factors could cause our actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements or future events or developments to differ materially from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements.See “Forward-Looking Information” and “Risk Factors” in the Company’s Annual Information Form for the fiscal year ended February 3, 2018 for a discussion of the uncertainties, risks and assumptions associated with these statements. Readers are urged to consider the uncertainties, risks and assumptions carefully in evaluating the forward-looking information and are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such information. We have no intention and undertake no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable securities law. Login/Register With: Advertisement Advertisement
APTN National NewsMembers of the Peguis First Nation in Manitoba are receiving their payouts from the largest land claim settlement in Canadian history.APTN National News reporter Josh Grummett was there.
HANOI, Vietnam — Facebook is defending itself against allegations that it allows illegal content in violation of Vietnam’s cybersecurity law.The social media giant said Wednesday that it had a clear process for reporting and handling content that violates laws. The company said it had restricted illegal content and was in discussions with the government.The comments were in response to state media reports that the Ministry of Information and Communication has complained Facebook was allowing users to upload slanderous content and anti-government comments, among other alleged violations of a cybersecurity law that took effect Jan. 1.The law requires service providers such as Google and Facebook operating in Communist-ruled Vietnam to store user data and open offices in the country and remove offending contents within 24 hours if requested by the authorities.The Associated Press
VANCOUVER — Medical marijuana producer Sun Pharm Investments Ltd. is moving to create Zenabis Global Inc., a publicly-traded company with growing operations in British Columbia, New Brunswick, and eventually in Nova Scotia.The privately-held cannabis company is merging with a subsidiary of propagated agricultural plants supplier Bevo Agro Inc. via reverse takeover, in which a smaller firm takes over a public company.Bevo is currently listed on the TSX Venture exchange and after the transaction and amalgamation, the company will change its name to Zenabis, taking after one of Sun Pharm’s cannabis brands.Sun Pharm says it currently has two licensed production facilities in British Columbia and New Brunswick, with a third due to come online shortly in Nova Scotia, together, encompassing more than 61,000 square metres of growing space.After the transaction is complete, the companies say Bevo’s greenhouse facilities in Langley are intended to be expanded and retrofitted.On completion of planned expansions, the companies say the combined entity will have more than 320,000 square metres of indoor and greenhouse space across the three provinces.Companies in this story: (TSXV:BVO)
In a dispatch from the capital Monrovia today, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said that representatives from the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the World Food Programme (WFP), the World Health Organization (WHO), UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL), and OCHA had completed a “rapid assessment” of the city, near the Guinea border, which had recently been under the control of the rebel group, Liberians United for Reconciliation and Democracy (LURD).”Fourteen years of civil war have left Voinjama broken and in need of assistance,” said Dr. Omar Khatib, Head of the WHO office in Liberia. “The city has little infrastructure to speak of and civilians are forced to scavenge for food in the bush.”Dr. Khatib delivered two medical kits to the clinic in Voinjama, as part of a programme of longer term United Nations engagement in the city, according to the OCHA statement.”This rapid assessment represents the critical first step in ensuring a sustained UN engagement in Voinjama and Lofa County,” said UN Humanitarian Coordinator, Abou Moussa.According to OCHA, the mission found a mostly deserted city with many injured during fighting awaiting treatment in the city’s only clinic, which receives an overwhelming 100 patients each day and is in bad need of repair, medicine and basic supplies. All houses were in a state of disrepair – with less than 10 per cent of the structures in a habitable condition. Schools are barely functioning, though a small group of teachers continue to work free of charge to provide what little education is possible in a community with almost no remaining infrastructure.Immediate needs include drugs, vaccines, rice seed and agricultural tools, shelter, construction and educational materials.”OCHA said LURD’s high command reiterated a previous guarantee for safe humanitarian access to Voinjama. The United Nations will conduct a follow up mission in the near future – a further step towards establishing a permanent United Nations presence there, the Office said.
A series of dramatic images captured lightning strikes over Cambridge on Wednesday eveningCredit:Wessex News Thunderstorms pushed northwards across southern parts of the UK throughout the night, with the Met Office saying more thunderstorms were possible on Thursday. Here’s the latest radar showing heavy #rain across parts of the UK, also #thunderstorms to the west of N Irelandhttps://t.co/nze1ktlJLj— Met Office (@metoffice) August 25, 2016 People took to the beaches across the UK on Wednesday as thermometers recorded the hottest day of 2016, with health officials warning people to take extra care of themselves and vulnerable friends in the blistering temperatures.Temperatures hit 33.9C (93F) at Gravesend in Kent, topping the 33.5C (92.3F) recorded at Brize Norton, in Oxfordshire, on July 19. A boy jumps into the River Thames at Henley as temperatures soarCredit:Carl Court/Getty Thursday will still feel warm in the South East, with temperatures reaching the mid-20Cs, while across the rest of the country thermometers will register around the low 20Cs.Showers overnight will push northwards from the south coast, and while rain will only be sporadic it could be heavy in localised areas.The weekend will see a “mixed bag”, Ms Sharples said, with cloud and rain coming in from the South West on Saturday – before turning brighter and clearer on Sunday.Bank Holiday Monday is expected to be the best day of the long weekend, with sunny spells and temperatures reaching the mid-20Cs, along with the odd isolated shower.UK weather forecast – Friday, August 26 Fine for most yesterday, but it was hot in the southeast. 33.9C recorded at Gravesend, #hottestdayoftheyear so far! pic.twitter.com/Xv9gQa2vS2— Met Office (@metoffice) 24 August 2016 After issuing a series of heatwave alerts earlier this week, the Met Office said the hot weather was due to a combination of strong sunshine and extra warmth being pushed northwards from the continent.But there will be a respite from the heat in the coming days as temperatures fall a little, with some cloud and rain bringing fresher conditions. Bookmaker Coral is offering odds-on at 2/1 that August will be the hottest ever, and has it at 5/2 that the record high temperature of 37.5C (99.5F) is broken this year.Coral’s John Hill said: “The odds suggest by the time this month is out, it will have been the hottest August in history in the UK, while the gamble behind this summer being the hottest on record is showing no sign of stopping, leaving bookmakers sweating over a big pay-out.” Explaining the heatwave, Emma Sharples, a meteorologist at the Met Office, said: “We are drawing on the continental flow from France and Spain, where they have been having equally high and higher temperatures as we have seen today.”As we go through the next couple of days that changes subtly and we will see some cloud and showery rain around, which will cool things off.” Sunseekers take it easy on the coast at Llandudno in WalesCredit:Christopher Furlong/Getty A man paddles on a surfboard at Henley-on-ThamesCredit:Carl Court/Getty The new high for 2016 spurred bookies to slash odds on it being the hottest summer on record, with Coral offering 2/1.With more people flocking to the UK’s beaches and after five people who were pulled from the water at Camber Sands died, the Royal National Lifeguard Institution (RNLI) has urged seaside visitors to take care and respect the water. The odds suggest by the time this month is out, it will have been the hottest August in history in the UKJohn Hill, Coral 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. Issuing a warning to seaside visitors, an RNLI spokesman said: “The sea may look appealing, and the RNLI would encourage people to use it, but do so safely – it can be dangerously unpredictable.”Please visit lifeguarded beaches and swim between the red and yellow flags – the safe swim zone and the area watched by lifeguards.”RNLI lifeguards are always happy to answer any questions or advise of any risks, including where any rip currents may be, which can catch out even the most experienced swimmers.” Dramatic lightning storms have broken the heatwave causing parts of Britain to swelter after the hottest day of the year so far.After a muggy Wednesday evening that made for uncomfortable sleeping conditions in the south and south east of England, widespread heavy and thundery showers helped to clear the air and bring fresher weather.
RESEARCHERS HAVE SHOWN how thieves were able to hack into ATMs and steal cash from a major European bank earlier this year.The methods used were demonstrated at the Chaos Computing Congress, an annual event which brings together the international hacking community, in Hamburg, Germany.The BBC reports how the bank noticed several of its ATMs being emptied despite its use of safes to protect the cash inside.After it increased its surveillance, it found that the thieves were cutting holes in the ATMs to access the machine’s USB ports. They could plug in USB drives that would install malware onto the machine.Once it was installed, the thieves would patch up the holes, allowing them to target the same machine several times and prevent discovery. Later on, they could return to the ATM and enter a 12-digit code to launch a custom interface, giving them access to the machine.The researchers found the thieves would focus on the highest value banknotes to reduce the chances of being discovered. However, before they could access the money, a second code was required which would differ each time.The thief was required to ring a second member and tell them the number displayed before they got the right code.This was because the thieves didn’t trust each other and were worried that some of their members would go solo and take the money for themselves. If they did nothing for three minutes, the machine would return to their normal state.Read: Everything you should know before shopping online >Read: How to keep your smartphone info safe and secure >
Former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Danny Murphy insists he believes the club’s manager Mauricio Pochettino is in a tight position regarding the fitness of Harry Kane.The Argentine tactician has received a lot of backlash for the recent fitness of struggles of the England captain after the player admitted to be struggling but physically and mentally with his fitness.Pundits and fans alike have questioned Pochettino’s decision not to give Kane a more extended holiday after he featured in all of England’s seven games at this summer’s World Cup.The academy product of Tottenham Hotspur finished as the top scorer of the tournament with six goals and with some other key players like Heung Min-Son missing from the Spurs’ team for the start of the season, Murphy believes he understands why Pochettino had to start the new campaign with Kane up front.Pochettino admits Wanyama remains in his Spurs plans Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Kenyan international, Victor Wanyama, was the protagonist of a summer transfer saga, but in the end, he is set to stay at Tottenham Hotspur.“What can he do? If you are the manager and you have your best player saying I want to play it’s difficult.” Murphy told Sky Sports.“You can say protect him, but the manager has to protect himself, what if he leaves Kane out and they don’t win? There are lots of different things to it.”Spurs next face Liverpool in the Premier League on Saturday and Pochettino’s men will be looking to get back to winning ways after losing to Watford just before the international window.
Lay also took the opportunity to remind families to observe safety precautions whenever they are near a body of water. “Please be mindful that there are a lot of waterways, and for kids and adults who don’t know how to swim, stay clear,” he said.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – Rescue crews airlifted a boy to the hospital after, officials said, he was pulled unresponsive from a canal in Southwest Miami-Dade, Sunday afternoon.Miami-Dade Police and Fire Rescue responded to the scene of the near-drowning in the area of Southwest 127th Place and 204th Lane, at around 4 p.m.“Upon arrival, our skin divers entered the water and immediately pulled the child out of the water,” said Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Lt. Felipe Lay.Witness Gisela Pauli told 7News she saw crews pulling the boy out of the water. “They pulled him out, and I seen them just give him CPR,” she said. “I seen how they were grabbing him, and they pulled him up to the truck, and they started giving him CPR. He’s a young boy, so they have to do it fast.”Paramedics airlifted the child to Kendall Regional Medical Center in critical condition.Lay said they had initially received reports of multiple children in the water, but the boy was the only one in the canal.Officials are attempting to determine the circumstances behind the incident. “We don’t know how the child wound up in the canal,” said Lay.