Fender American Professional Series: A New Generation

first_imgFender has a knack for not staying complacent, even with its legendary history.The iconic music brand continues to revolutionize the industry in this its 71st year of existence with its launch of the innovative American Professional Series, their new collection of professional-grade electric guitars and basses.The Fender American Professional series invites the new generation of string pickers looking for the fresh, yet original sound of Fender’s classics. Fender always strives to evolve with the artists and music genres as they diversify. Because of this, and Fender’s illustrious and expansive history, this collection boasts one of their broadest electric bundles since opening in 1946.In the Fender American Professional series, Fender welcomes a heap of new members to the family with player-centric features that allows the sound to stretch across all music genres: the Stratocaster, Telecaster, Precision Bass and Jazz Bass guitars. The Best Campgrounds Near Major U.S. Cities Editors’ Recommendations And there’s even more new stuff to jam about. Fender has also added new platforms such as the Tele Deluxe, Jaguar and Jazzmaster, featuring their brand-new “Deep C” shaped neck profile, new electronics, and new narrow-tall frets for easy string bending. The New Fender Vintera Series Harkens Back to the Beginnings of Rock and Roll The Absolute Worst Movies to Watch with a Date These American Professional string instruments are already being showcased in a wide-range of creations by some of the industry’s top artists of old and new, such as: singer and producer Ty Dolla $ign; Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan; rapper and producer Mac Miller; American indie rock band Local Natives, to name a few.The series comes packed with 16 different models with 11 stunning colors to choose from, including three contemporary colorways: the Sonic Gray, Antique Olive and Mystic Seafoam.Usually to get the best, you have to pay for the best. The American Professional series ranges from $1,399.99 to $1,599.99 and are available on Fender’s website.The launch, with its “American Professional” branding, points to the legacy of the world’s greatest players and songwriters, including Jimi Hendrix, Kurt Cobain, Eric Clapton, David Gilmour, Pete Townshend and many more. Now, t’s your turn to make your mark in music history. Learn Guitar (and Don’t Give Up) With the Fender Play App 10 Classic Vodka Cocktail Recipes You Can Mix at Home last_img read more

Readers Picks of the Week

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Durham Bridge in Pictou County Officially Opened

first_imgA modern, two-lane, concrete bridge that provides improved service to residents of Pictou County was officially opened today, Feb. 5. The new Durham Bridge across the West River of Pictou is 46 metres long and cost $1,650,000. It replaces a single-lane bridge that had height restrictions. Work on the new bridge started in June 2006 and was completed in December. It was built by Alva Construction Ltd. of Antigonish. “This bridge is part of the shortest route to New Glasgow, Stellarton and Westville for people who live on the west side of the river,” Transportation and Public Works Minister Angus MacIsaac said at a brief opening ceremony. “It also provides the most direct route to the Aberdeen Hospital.” The project provided an estimated 7,000 person-hours of employment and structural steel for the new bridge was purchased from Maritime Steel and Foundaries Ltd. of New Glasgow. The Department of Transportation and Public Works’ highways division manages more than 23,000 kilometres of roads in Nova Scotia. It maintains 4,100 bridges and operates seven provincial ferries. Staff provide services from offices in Bridgewater, Bedford, Truro, and Sydney.last_img read more

Federal Provincial Ministers Work to Clean Up Tar Ponds Create Jobs

first_imgSydney is another step closer to reclaiming land from industrial use after a $37.6-million construction contract to divert water from the Sydney Tar Ponds and Coke Ovens Cleanup remediation area was awarded today, March 7. Justice Minister Cecil Clarke and Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence, announced the contract has been awarded to Nova Scotia firms Beaver Marine Ltd. and MB2 Excavating and Construction Ltd. The partners are expected to start building the system that will redirect two brooks soon and finish in September 2012. “This contract advances this important project, and contributes to the well-being of the economy and the community of Sydney,” said Mr. MacKay, on behalf of Public Works and Government Services Canada Minister Christian Paradis. “The moment we hear those pumping stations at work we will know that we are closer to carrying out a clean-up solution that frees two parcels of land from their industrial past and allows us to envision a new Sydney,” said Mr. Clarke, on behalf of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal Minister Brooke Taylor. “We are looking forward to a fresh start.” The project has three construction phases. The first phase is to build a pumping station between Prince Street and Ferry Street Bridge; the second station will be built between Ferry Street Bridge and the narrows of the north tar pond; and a third station will be built between the narrows and Battery Point Barrier, at the mouth of Sydney Harbour. Steel-panel walls will block the tide coming from the harbour and manage other water sources. In the event of a heavy storm, surplus water will drain into the tar ponds. The system will handle incoming water until a new channel is built in the remediated tar ponds. “This joint venture shows that the project’s Local Economic Benefits program has made a solid impact on companies looking to do business in Cape Breton,” said Kevin MacDonald, CEO Sydney Tar Ponds Agency. “We know that these types of partnerships lead to a more knowledgeable and marketable workforce, which only builds on the exceptional skills this island has to offer the world.” In January 2007, the government of Canada and province of Nova Scotia committed $400 million to ensure the cleanup is completed by 2014.last_img read more

Terrorism gravest threat in Asia India

first_imgDushanbe: Terrorism poses the “gravest threat” to the people in Asia and terrorists and their victims must never be equated, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said here on Saturday. Addressing the fifth Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) Summit in the Tajik capital, Jaishankar said that the CICA members are the victims of terrorism. “Terrorism is the gravest threat we face in Asia. CICA members are its victims and so it should be clear that terrorists and their victims must never be equated,” he tweeted. Also Read – Cong may promise farm loan waiver in HaryanaHis statement came a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi, addressing the SCO Summit in Bishkek, capital of Kyrgyzstan, lashed out at countries “sponsoring, aiding and funding” terrorism and said that such states must be held accountable, in a veiled reference to Pakistan. The CICA is a pan-Asia forum for enhancing cooperation and promoting peace, security and stability in Asia. Ahead of the Summit, Jaishankar was welcomed by President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon. Also Read – Modi formed OBC commission which earlier govts didn’t do: Shah”An important Central Asian partner. EAM @DrSJaishankar welcomed by President of Tajikistan @EmomaliRahmon at the start of the #CICA2019 summit. CICA leaders will discuss collective strategies to deal with challenges facing the Asian continent,” External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said in a tweet. Jaishankar said the CICA has always shown a strong commitment to combat terrorism and extremism and adopt a comprehensive strategy to combat terrorism. “Early finalisation of the Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism (CCIT), proposed by India, is today even more essential and we seek your support in this regard,” he said. India supports a peace and reconciliation process in Afghanistan that is Afghan-led and Afghan-owned, he said. “All initiatives and processes must include all sections of Afghan society, including the legitimately elected government,” he said. The recent India-Central Asia 5 Ministerial dialogue is a very positive development that can only enhance further cooperations and stability across the regions, he said. “Regional connectivity initiatives that are inclusive, sustainable, transparent and respect the principles of sovereignty and territorial integrity can boost trade and play a pivotal role in bringing prosperity and development to the region. “India for its part will always support these such regional connectivity initiatives,” the minister said. The lack of energy security has emerged as another key developmental challenge, he said, adding that India has supported a better dialogue between consumers and producers for a stable energy market and for promoting energy efficiency and renewable energy. “India’s initiative of International Solar Alliance has received overwhelming support; 74 countries have signed the Framework Agreement. Developing renewable energy will be a great contribution to the security and stability of Asia and I invite CICA members who have not joined the Alliance to do so,” Jaishankar said. Sharing India’s vision for a more secure and prosperous Asia as well as its concerns, Jaishankar said that the 21st century is being hailed as the Asian century and CICA can surely play a useful role in promoting peace, security and development in Asia. “The India-Central Asia 5 dialogue format is big positive for cooperation and stability across regions. “India’s vision of the Indo-Pacific is rooted in advocacy of SAGAR (Security and Growth for All in the Region). It is in sync with the theme of this Summit ‘Shared Vision for a Secure and More Prosperous CICA Region’,” Jaishankar added. The world has been witnessing far-reaching geo-strategic changes, which have also impacted the peace and security in Asia, he said.last_img read more

IndiGo flight makes midair turn back

first_imgNew Delhi: Budget carrier IndiGo’s Delhi-Mumbai flight had to perform mid-air “turn back” manoeuvre due to excessive vibration from the aircraft’s engine number two, industry insiders privy to the development said on Friday.However, an airline official said that the aircraft had suffered a bird hit en-route from Delhi to Mumbai on Wednesday. The A320 NEO aircraft operated by IndiGo has faced a series of problems earlier with engine vibration being one of them. Industry sources said that at least 15 cases of mid-air engine problems had been reported in the A320 NEOs operated by IndiGo and GoAir since January. The country’s aviation regulator is said to be examining the incident.last_img

Victory for Olympic athletes in Germany to promote sponsors

GENEVA — In a win for athletes over Olympic restrictions, a German anti-trust agency has ruled that “abusive” limits on games-time promotional activities should be relaxed.The Olympic Charter’s rules are “too far-reaching and thus constitute abusive conduct,” the Federal Cartel Office said in an initial judgment on Wednesday.The judgment gives athletes in Germany — home nation of the International Olympic Committee’s president, Thomas Bach — more rights to earn money when interest peaks in most of their sports.“As the games mark the height of their sporting careers, self-marketing during the games plays a very important role,” said Andreas Mundt, president of the German agency.International athletes have long been frustrated by the charter Rule 40 bylaw , which has roots in the Olympics’ amateur tradition.It says “no competitor … may allow his person, name, picture or sports performances to be used for advertising purposes during the Olympic Games” without an exemption from the IOC executive board.At the 2012 London Olympics, United States team members campaigned against IOC marketing restrictions using the hashtag “wedemandchange.”In one vivid image, 100-meter hurdles silver medallist Dawn Harper posted a photo on Twitter of her mouth gagged by tape marked “Rule 40.”It is unclear how a German national ruling can help athletes worldwide promote their personal sponsors at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.Still, it will likely be seized on by unions and advocates for athlete rights to challenge Olympic restrictions in the 18 months before a Summer Games in commercially dynamic Japan.The German agency noted that athletes do not get a direct share of International Olympic Committee revenue — worth $5.7 billion from 2013-16 — and should promote themselves.“While athletes are the key figures of Olympic Games, they cannot benefit directly from the IOC’s high advertising revenue generated with official Olympic sponsors,” Mundt said.The existing commercial limits span a “frozen period” of nine days before the Olympics open until three days after the closing ceremony.In Germany, exceptions could be applied for at least three months in advance if the advertising campaign had already begun and did not use “Olympic-related terms.”“It is now allowed to use terms like ‘medal, gold, silver, bronze, winter or summer games,’” the cartel office said.The IOC’s position is that Rule 40 protects the exclusivity and value of its own sponsor deals which help fund the games, athlete training and sports bodies worldwide.“It ensures that the whole world can come together at the games,” the Olympic body said in a statement.As part of the judgment, the IOC and German Olympic committee agreed to concessions that “considerably enhance advertising opportunities for German athletes and their sponsors.”Athletes in Germany can now use some Olympic language and images from competitive events, and use social media more freely, including tothank sponsors.On athlete union leader suggested the IOC had “nothing to fear” when athletes — not teams or sports bodies — were key to driving interest on social media platforms.“If the Olympic movement wants to remain relevant and maximize its audience, it needs athletes to be the drivers of the Olympic message,” Brendan Schwab, executive director of the World Players Association, told The Associated Press in a telephone interview.The IOC gave little hint of changing its strategy as it welcomed the ruling’s acceptance that stopping ambush marketing is a legitimate aim.“With its decision, the (agency) recognized that there are legitimate reasons for restricting individual athletes’ advertising opportunities in order to ensure the ongoing organization of the Olympic Games,” the IOC said. “At the same time, any implementation of Rule 40 at the national level necessarily has to take all applicable laws and regulations as well as pertinent case law into account, in this instance, particular German case law.”The revised guidelines in Germany will stay in place through the 2026 Winter Olympics, the IOC said.The IOC’s statement did not address questions about how the ruling could affect keeping the stricter version of Rule 40 in other countries. The issue can be addressed by the IOC executive board in Lausanne, Switzerland, at a March 26-28 meeting.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_SportsGraham Dunbar, The Associated Press read more

Security Council Ban Kimoon condemn deadly attack on UN peacekeepers

The peacekeepers from Spain and Colombia were on a patrol about 5:30 yesterday afternoon near the town of Khiyam, located in the eastern sector of UNIFIL’s area of operation, when the explosion occurred. The mission has begun an investigation to determine exactly what happened, but initial findings indicate that a car bomb was detonated by remote control. Condemning the attack “in the strongest terms,” the Council today reaffirmed its complete support of the Force in carrying out its mandate to help implement the UN resolution ending last year’s war between the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) and Hizbollah. Council members appealed to all sides in Lebanon “to abide scrupulously by their obligation to respect the safety of the UNIFIL and other United Nations personnel,” Ambassador Johan Verbeke of Belgium, which holds the rotating Council presidency, said in a statement. He added that this included “avoiding any course of action which endangers United Nations personnel and… ensuring UNIFIL is accorded full freedom of movement throughout its area of operations.” The presidential statement also noted that the Lebanese Government has condemned the bombing and welcomed the Government’s commitment to bring the perpetrators of the attack to justice. In a statement issued by his spokesperson in Paris, where the Secretary-General is travelling, Mr. Ban said he was deeply saddened by the attack and called for a full investigation “into this very disturbing incident.” Mr. Ban “notes the fragility of the situation in Lebanon and reiterates the importance of UNIFIL’s mandate for stability in the area,” the statement added, describing the targeting of mission members as “in fact an attempt to undermine peace and security in the region and in particular the Lebanese and international efforts to stabilize the situation in southern Lebanon.” UNIFIL Force Commander Maj.-Gen. Claudio Graziano called the bombing “the most serious incident since the end of the war last summer” and joined others in extending condolences to the families of the victims. He stressed that all UNIFIL troops remained committed to carrying out their mission. A commemoration ceremony for the peacekeepers took place today at Camp Cervantes, the headquarters of UNIFIL’s Sector East, and was attended by representatives of UNIFIL, Spain, Colombia and Lebanon. The six troops were also posthumously awarded the Lebanese Army’s War Medal, Military Valour Medal and the Medal for Battle Wounds. 25 June 2007The Security Council, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) have strongly condemned yesterday’s bomb attack in southern Lebanon that killed six UN peacekeepers and seriously wounded two others. read more

Applications called for to appoint members to OMP

He said the families waiting for answers will now hope for swiftest operationalization of the OMP. (Colombo Gazette) The Constitutional Council has called for applications to appoint members to the newly appointed Office of Missing Persons (OMP).The Acting Secretary General of the Constitutional Council said that the applicants must have previous experience in fact finding or investigations, human rights law, international human rights law and humanitarian response. UN Resident Coordinator Una McCauley said the OMP being gazetted is a significant step forward for the people of Sri Lanka.The US Ambassador to Sri Lanka Atul Keshap had said he was happy President Maithripala Sirisena signed the bill and gazetted the Office of Missing Persons. President Maithripala Sirisena, in July, signed the gazette on the Office of Missing Persons, a move which drew praise from the international community. Applications must be sent before November 6, the Acting Secretary General of the Constitutional Council said. read more

Chance for peace in Sudan must be seized to end human rights

The chance for achieving peace in the Sudan created by the signing of a protocol earlier this year must be seized in order to end human rights abuses in the country, a United Nations expert argues in a report released today. In his report to the UN General Assembly, Gerhart Baum, the Special Rapporteur on human rights in the Sudan, says the signing of the Machakos Protocol in July could lead to successful peace negotiations. This development “may provide a chance not to be missed to put an end to war-related human rights abuses,” he says. Documenting those violations, the Special Rapporteur says the country’s overall human rights situation has not improved. The population has suffered ongoing military activities, widespread internal displacement and obstacles to the humanitarian relief effort. In addition, the “oil issue” persists, with Mr. Baum receiving “alarming information pointing to the continuation of grave human rights abuses linked to oil exploitation, aimed at depopulating oil-rich areas to ensure their control.” “The Special Rapporteur was shocked to read witnesses’ accounts of scorched earth tactics used by air and ground forces to clear oil-rich areas, chase people out of their villages and ensure that they would not return, including by planting anti-personnel landmines around watering points and along pathways to areas where wild food is available and in emptied villages,” the report states. In considering the possibility of future peace in the Sudan, Mr. Baum stresses that the international community must develop strategies for a post-conflict scenario. Calling for “wealth-sharing” in the country, including for oil revenues, he recommends the creation of an international monitoring mechanism, but adds that “it would not be appropriate for military personnel to be utilized to this end.” The Special Rapporteur also places great importance on the engagement of the UN in helping the Sudan. “Strong political involvement by the United Nations is urgently needed to support the peace process, for the neutrality and objectivity that characterize its action as opposed to single governments’ initiatives and for its potential to bring on board the whole international community in an effective and sustainable way,” he says. read more

AuRico Gold shares up after deal to sell assets in Mexico for

by News Staff Posted Oct 10, 2012 4:56 pm MDT AuRico Gold shares up after deal to sell assets in Mexico for US$750 million AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email The head of AuRico Gold (TSX:AUQ) says that selling off its troubled Ocampo mine and other assets for US$750 million will help it reduce debt, fund development and return cash to shareholders.President and chief executive Scott Perry said Wednesday that the agreement to sell the select operations to a company owned by Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim will eliminate AuRico’s risk associated with the underground development at Ocampo, which has faced difficulties.“We believe this transaction is a significant value creation opportunity for AuRico shareholders relative to how the asset was being valued in the current share price,” he told a conference call with financial analysts.The deal helped send AuRico shares soaring.AuRico shares closed up $1.34 or about 21 per cent at C$7.60 on the Toronto Stock Exchange as more than 7.8 million shares traded hands, making it the most active issue on the exchange.Perry said the deal will provide AuRico with the cash for further development at its Young-Davidson mine in Ontario, look at expansion opportunities and return a portion of the cash to shareholders.Companies can return capital to shareholders through share buybacks and dividends.Perry said the specific timing and amount of the return of capital to shareholders still needed to be determined, but the company was aiming for the first quarter of 2013.“The company will continue assessing its internal cash flow needs, but we have committed to undertake a significant return of capital,” he said.“The most efficient structure for this one-time capital return is being considered by management and the board.”Under the deal, Slim’s Minera Frisco will acquire the Ocampo property as well as a pair of neighbouring exploration projects in the Mexican state of Chihuahua and a 50 per cent stake in the Orion development project in the Mexican state of Nayarit.The Ocampo mine had been AuRico’s main asset before it acquired Northgate Minerals Corp. in a stock swap last year.AuRico also owns the El Chanate mine in Mexico and the Young-Davidson gold mine in northern Ontario that had been held by Northgate and began commercial production last month.In July, the company cut its production guidance at Ocampo and raised its cost estimates due to problems at the mine.John Ing, CEO of Maison Placements Canada, said the mine has had its troubles.“Ocampo has always been a long suffering mine,” Ing said, citing water shortages and difficulty with the ore body.“Now AuRico is sort of changing focus to the assets of Northgate and selling Ocampo.”Ing noted that AuRico may find it difficult to find high-grade assets to spend its newly acquired cash on once the Ocampo deal closes.“They have been well advertised as acquisitors, but the reality is that there are just so few quality assets around and the low hanging fruit has been acquired many years ago,” he said.“What there are is a lot of medium-grade assets.”The Ocampo deal follows the sale of AuRico’s El Cubo mine and the Guadalupe y Clavo project to Endeavour Silver Corp. for $100 million in cash and $100 million in shares.AuRico also sold the Stawell and Fosterville mines in Australia to Crocodile Gold Corp. for $55 million in cash in May.Perry is the executive who replaced former president and CEO Rene Marion, who stepped down earlier this year for health reasons.AuRico said Marion, appointed CEO in 2007, has a non-life threatening degenerative medical condition that will require his full attention as he undergoes treatment.He remains a strategic adviser to the board of directors. read more

US applications for jobless benefits dip to 282k sign employers are shrugging

US applications for jobless benefits dip to 282k; sign employers are shrugging off slow winter In this Friday, Feb. 6, 2015 photo, U.S. Armed Forces veterans attend the annual Veterans Career and Resource Fair in Miami. The Labor Department reported on Thursday, March 26, 2015, that fewer people sought U.S. unemployment benefits a week earlier, evidence that strong hiring should continue despite signs of slower economic growth at the start of 2015. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz) by Josh Boak, The Associated Press Posted Mar 26, 2015 6:43 am MDT WASHINGTON – Fewer people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, evidence that strong hiring should continue despite signs of slower economic growth at the start of 2015.The Labor Department said Thursday that weekly applications for jobless aid fell 9,000 to a seasonally adjusted 282,000. The decrease suggests that a recent slowdown in manufacturing, housing starts and retail sales have not trickled into the job market, a possible indication that economic growth will rebound after a harsh winter.The four-week average, a less volatile measure, tumbled 7,750 to 297,000. Over the past 12 months, the average has dipped roughly 7 per cent.Applications are a proxy for layoffs. The relatively low average shows that employers are holding onto workers and may increase hiring. Applications below 300,000 are generally consistent with solid monthly job gains.The economy has been struck by some setbacks during a frigid February. Factories cranked out fewer long-lasting goods, the Commerce Department reported Wednesday. Builders broke ground on fewer homes last month, while retail spending has fallen.Those reports indicate that growth will be dramatically lower than its annual average of 2.2 per cent during the final three months of last year, which was already a decrease from growth averaging more than 4 per cent in the middle of 2014.The Atlanta Federal Reserve forecasts that first-quarter growth will be at an annualized rate of 0.2 per cent. Private firm Macroeconomic Advisers estimated somewhat more optimistically on Tuesday growth of 1.4 per cent.Still, as layoffs have dipped, job growth has soared. In each of the past 12 months, employers have added at least 200,000 jobs. The gains totalled 295,000 in February.The job growth has slashed the unemployment rate to 5.5 per cent from 6.7 per cent a year ago.However, wages have yet to rise significantly, limiting the benefits to the overall economy from the additional jobs. Average hourly wages have climbed just 2 per cent over the past 12 months. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

US durable goods orders advance 2 per cent in July investment demand

WASHINGTON – Orders to U.S. factories for long-lasting manufactured goods rose for a second month in July, and demand in a key category that tracks business investment plans jumped by the largest amount in 13 months.The Commerce Department said Wednesday orders for durable goods — items expected to last at least three years like refrigerators and cars — increased 2 per cent in July after a 4.1 per cent gain in June.The result adds to a string of recent economic data that indicate the U.S. economy is on solid ground even in the face of various global headwinds. Deepening concerns about China’s economy have sent shock waves through the world’s financial markets in recent days.“As global equities continue to be roiled by uncertainty in China, we can be grateful that at least the heavyweight in the developed world is growing,” said Jennifer Lee, senior economist at BMO Capital Markets, of the United States. “We already had a string of very positive data. And now, the weak link also known as business investment appears to be turning the corner.”Orders in a category that serves as a proxy for business investment expanded 2.2 per cent in July following a 1.4 per cent rise in June. These orders had fallen in four of the previous five months, reflecting the soft patch that manufacturing has faced this year.Ian Shepherdson, chief economist at Pantheon Macroeconomics, called the gain in business investment “really good news.” He described the result as a solid indication that the big cutbacks in investment spending by oil companies were starting to taper off.The July increase in orders for durable goods was bigger than economists had been forecasting. They rose even though demand for commercial aircraft fell 6 per cent during the month following a 69.7 per cent surge in June.Orders for machinery rose by 1.5 per cent, and demand for communications equipment increased 1.8 per cent. Orders for computers and primary metals such as steel both fell.While the July durable goods report is encouraging, U.S. manufacturers must still contend with a host of risks that could set them back in the months ahead, including turbulence in China, a strong dollar and falling oil prices.The higher value of the dollar against foreign currencies makes U.S. goods more expensive and less competitive in major export markets. The lower oil prices have led energy companies to scale back their investment plans.The overall economy, as measured by the gross domestic product, grew at an annual rate of 0.6 per cent in the January-March quarter before reviving to a growth rate of 2.3 per cent in the April-June period.Many economists believe the second quarter figure will be revised higher to above 3 per cent when the government issues its second look at GDP in the spring on Thursday. by Martin Crutsinger, The Associated Press Posted Aug 26, 2015 6:50 am MDT Last Updated Aug 26, 2015 at 10:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email US durable goods orders advance 2 per cent in July; investment demand up sharply FILE – In this June 9, 2015, file photo, a Ford Motor Co. employee works on the instrument panel of a 2016 Ford Explorer at the Chicago Assembly Plant in Chicago. The Commerce Department releases durable goods orders for July on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File) read more

In Zimbabwe UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador calls for more protection of child victims

“No woman, and most definitely no child, should ever have to experience sexual violence – especially from someone they trust for protection, such as a family member,” said actress and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Priyanka Chopra, who is currently in Zimbabwe to advocate for increased support for child victims of sexual violence. “When I met these survivors, young brave women and children, and listened to their experiences, it just broke my heart […] I will never forget their stories,” she added, recalling her conversation with a 13-year-old girl who was repeatedly raped by her uncle. According to UNICEF, sexual violence against children is widespread in Zimbabwe and latest available data has showed that close to one in 10 girls aged 15-17 years old has been a victim of forced sexual intercourse or a forced sexual act. Approximately two-thirds of victims were first abused by an intimate partner and about a tenth of the victims by a stranger. Most concerning is that in the case of children, most abuse occurred in situations when the child knew and trusted the adult who abused him or her. Sexual violence against children is also “mostly invisible” and goes largely undocumented, noted UNICEF, stating that fear of “getting into trouble” as well as shame and stigma all contributed to children not reporting the abuse. Additionally, many victims were too young or too vulnerable to know what happened to them. In the case of the 13-year-old girl that Ms. Chopra spoke to, with the help of her mother and neighbours, the incident was reported to the police and the uncle who abused her has been arrested, tried, and jailed for 10 years. The 13-year-old child received supported by the Family Support Trust, an organization supported by UNICEF, that runs a “one stop” child-friendly clinic providing medical and psychosocial support for sexually abused children. She also attended a peer support group for teens, and received regular home visits from social workers to provide the help and support she needed. VIDEO:On her recent visit to Zimbabwe, actress and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Priyanka Chopra emphasized the critical role of parents – including men – in protecting children against sexual violence.Approaching trauma with compassion and seriousness While in the country, Ms. Chopra also visited Childline Zimbabwe, a 24-hour service that provides free, confidential, multilingual counselling to children and those under 18 years of age who have been abused, violated or exploited. “The counsellors, all volunteers, told me that many calls come from children in hysterics because they had been raped or abused,” noted the UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador recollecting her visit. “Without Childline, they would have nowhere to turn. This is a model that many countries with high rates of violence against children can adopt, because it is a safe place for children to turn to and know that their call will be answered by a compassionate person who will take their complaints seriously and respond.” read more

Prince Harry and Meghan Markles order of service The significance behind the

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. FOLLOW LIVE COVERAGE OF THE ROYAL WEDDING HERE Before long, as she says her vows to Prince Harry, that time-honoured tradition will give way to striking modernity, with the soaring voices of a gospel choir singing music from Ben E King and Etta James. Saturday’s Royal wedding ceremony, with each detail chosen by the couple, will blend the best-loved elements of British pageantry with a modern outlook that reflects the Prince… Read on for full details of the order of service for today’s wedding When Meghan Markle enters St George’s Chapel to begin the last steps in her journey to join the Royal family, the state trumpeters will sound a fanfare that has accompanied its brides for generations. read more

Carlos Prieto first Spanish player in Celje PL

← Previous Story THW Kiel beat HSV Hamburg for the first place in Bundesliga! Next Story → MKB Vesprem win 18th Hungarian title! Line player of Spanish national team and German Rhein Neckar Lowen, Carlos Prieto (30) sign two years contract with former winner of Champions League and new champion of Slovenia, Celje Pivovarna Lasko. In his career, Prieto played for Barcelona, Galdar, Ciudad Real, Valladolid and this season for RNL.  He is a first Spanish – also EU player in history of best Slovenian club.

McDonalds creates its highest calorie menu item ever

first_img MCDONALD’S HAS RELEASED its highest calorie item ever in Japan: the Mega Potato.The Mega Potato, which combines the contents of two large fries in one large container,  contains 1,142 calories, the Consumerist reported, citing Japan Today.By comparison, a Big Mac contains 550 calories and a quarter pounder with bacon and cheese contains 600.The Mega Potato will hit Japanese restaurants nationwide this week, according to the site.“The Mega Potato will set you back 490 yen (around €3.74) and also cost you a large chunk of your dignity and possibly a few years of your life,” Japan Today wrote.McDonald’s latest exercise in caloric excess in Japan is in stark contrast to what its attempting in the US and in Europe.The company has recently added a slew of healthy offerings, including a chicken McWrap to compete with sandwich chains and draw in calorie-conscious millennials.McDonald’s also released the Egg White Delight and added more smoothie flavors with fresh fruit in the US.Read: 12 sandwiches that will change your concept of ‘sandwich’ forever >Read: 16 of the cleverest ads from around the world > The US is building a case against Iran in the attacks on Saudi Arabia, but Trump is in no rush to act SpaceX is trying to buy a hamlet inside its Texas rocket-launch site because it ‘did not anticipate’ there’d be any ‘significant disruption’ to residents who live there A car plowed through the main hall of Trump Plaza in New Rochelle, New York 16-year-old Greta Thunberg met with Obama and chided senators, saying they’re not trying hard enough to fight climate change last_img read more

Let our foolproof quiz guess what score youd shoot at the Masters

first_img I’m out every weekend I’ve played crazy golf 70 Apr 2nd 2017, 8:00 PM 66 Tweet 1. What would be your main dish if you got to choose the Champion’s Dinner? PA PA Hideki Matsuyama I thought golf was a car to be honest 3. Would you play in the par three tournament? 29,800 Views No Let our foolproof* quiz guess what score you’d shoot at the Masters *100% not foolproof. PA -8 is the most popular winning score at Augusta, though no player has ever hit four rounds of 70. Fuzzy Zoeller came closest in 1979. PA Azaleas You’re Greg Norman in 1996 and you’re celebrating the (joint) best round in Masters history. PA Some fine champagne Share your result: 63 PA Una Foden Know Your Sport? Take our weekly quiz‘If he tries to be Pádraig, he won’t win’ – Paul McGinley on Shane Lowry’s Masters hopes PA Begonias Tweet PA Share your result: 2. And to drink? Tweet Chinese Fir Tweet 5. Which Irish golfer would you most like as a playing partner? PA 20 Comments PA PA PA Rory McIlroy PA Pádraig Harrington Graeme McDowell PA A pint of ale PA PA Short URL 108 Share your result: You scored out of ! 80 Share your result: Spice bag PA Sunday 2 Apr 2017, 8:00 PMcenter_img Share Pink Dogwood Jordan Spieth Share Flowering Crab Apple 9. Finally, how often do you play golf? Daffodils Answer all the questions to see your result! Shane Lowry 6. And which international star would you like to complete the three-ball? I’ve a single figure handicap 91 PA Andrew ‘Beef’ Johnston Just a snifter to settle the nerves You’re Rory McIlroy in 2011 and you had one arm in the green jacket until, well, you had a bit of a nightmare final round. Tweet PA Yes Steak You scored out of ! Share PA PA 7. Ernie Els has won four Majors, but did he ever don the green jacket? You scored out of ! Salad Share http://the42.ie/3317530 You scored out of ! Water please, I’m golfing tomorrow Yes You scored out of ! Share Roses Share Golden Bell You scored out of ! INPHO Jon Rahm PA Share your result: Share18 Tweet Email1 Tweet PA No By Steve O’Rourke You’re Tiger Woods who, on three of the four occasions he’s won the Masters, has shot a 66 on the Friday (the other time he shot 66 on the Saturday). 4. Can you name the flowers Jason Dufner is stuck behind? You’re you I’m afraid, and even with two shots per hole you just about shoot par. Steak Pizza PA You’re poor old Ben Crenshaw in 2015 when he hacked his way to a phenomenal 19-over par. 8. Pick your favourite name for a hole at Augusta National? Share your result: Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Property a good bet

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The way the economy has developed this year is confusing for people, especially with the property market. When it comes to property, it’s usually the case that either prices are rising so people can’t get into the market; or prices are falling and so home buyers are holding-out, waiting to get in at a low price. But the current market is creating pain for both groups. If you’re in the market, you are in a cycle of rising interest rates and in many cases, an equal cycle of falling property values. However, this comes at a time when there is a tightening of credit policy at all the major lenders. So a home buyer is being scrutinised much more closely for their ability to repay than they were six years ago. At the same time, a flat property market – where capital city house prices have fallen 1.5 per cent in a year – still doesn’t create bargains for buyers. In fact, many analysts estimate our housing market is over valued. The OECD says Australian property values are 34 per cent inflated. My tip is this: this is not a time to be thinking about a buyers market or a sellers market. Currently, we are in a lender’s market. Banks are taking applications for mortgages on a person-by-person basis, they’re looking for good repayment ability, they’re wanting 20 per cent deposit and they are building in a margin for more rate rises. So, the amount the banks will lend is actually the market. In this situation, I suggest you get expert advice from a mortgage broker who can take a look at your situation and plan for the best outcome – and then buy what you can and not wait for interest rates to drop or for property prices to drop further. There’s no point. The tightened lending criteria is here to stay for a while and so the banks are making the market. There’s no more of the old market where you go down the road and get a loan for $50,000 more: they’re all working off the same song sheet. The property market in this country creates steady returns so long as you see it in 10-year terms. If you’re prepared to be in the market, the gains will be there – 7 to 8 per cent per annum, historically – but you must be in the market. Social demographer Bernard Salt says that Generation Y home buyers will rescue this property market because they are not affected by “post-GFC malaise”. They also don’t recall a time when you could get a mortgage with a five per cent deposit. They think 20 per cent is normal, so they are saving. The banks will reward this approach, so best of luck to the Gen Ys.In the meantime, we can learn from this: get advice and then be in the market – time will take care of your investmentlast_img read more

Geek Pick Neato Botvac D4 Connected

first_imgStay on target Geek Pick: Shure MV88+ Is An Excellent, On the Go Microphone KitGeek Pick: Amazon Smart Plug Puts Alexa in Your Walls Messy floors could be a pain to clean because you’ll most likely need a clunky vacuum or a heavy mop to get the job done. Thankfully though, there is an easier way to keep your home clean without the hassle: The Neato Botvac D4 Connected, a robot vacuum that has customized cleaning maps, powerful suction capabilities, and easily fits in tight spaces.According to our sister site PCMag.com, the Neato Botvac D4 Connected is a high-tech cleaning solution if you want to keep your home free from allergens, crumbs, dust, mold, gross pet hair, and other nasty messes. At $498, the Neato Botvac D4 Connected isn’t cheap, but it delivers a powerful clean and offers customizable, smart-home friendly tidying that some conventional vacuums aren’t capable of doing. The Neato Botvac D4 Connected is available to buy on Amazon.Unlike standard vacuums, the Neato Botvac D4 Connected features a compact D-shape, which enables it to fit in most nooks and crannies around your home. Its dimensions are 3.9 inches x 13.2 inches x 12.6 inches and it only weighs 7.4 pounds, so you won’t have to worry about getting a strength training workout if you need to gently pick it up.Setting up the Neato Botvac D4 Connected is easy: First, download the Neato app for your Android or iOS smartphone, register for an account, and follow the directions to connect to your 2.4GHz Wi-Fi network, since the vacuum doesn’t work with 5GHz. What’s cool about this vacuum is that you can hook it up with your voice assistant via the Neato skill in the Amazon Alexa or Google Home app. Once this is done, you can issue commands to start/stop cleaning, check the vacuum’s battery level, and return the vacuum to its charging dock.Convenience is one of the main perks of this robot vacuum: Using the Neato mobile app, you can see the battery level, go through cleaning options, and view cleaning maps and stats after the Neato Botvac D4 Connected completes a cleaning mission. From there, you can also schedule automatic cleanings, so you can binge-watch TV or hang out with loved ones and let it do the dirty work for you.Cleaning-wise, the Neato Botvac D4 Connected has multiple benefits. It can map your home and give a mini summary of its cleaning tasks via the Neato app. Laser navigation makes it gently clean in a back and forth motion, while its powerful suction enables it to pick up a lot of dust, hair, and more debris. One downside is that the Neato can sometimes bump into furniture, but you can set up no-go boundary lines to help it avoid your dining room table or mountain of laundry.For more tech specs on the Neato Botvac D4 Connected, head over to PCMag.com to see the full review. And, if you would like to see other robot vacuums that will keep your home looking spic and span, read our Robot Vacuum Showdown: Neato Versus Roomba roundup.More on Geek.com:Robot Vacuum Showdown: Neato Versus RoombaGeek Pick: Alienware Area-51m Is an Interstellar Gaming Laptop Geek Pick: LaCie Mobile Drive Offers Big Beautiful Storagelast_img read more