TSX reaches record high on Tuesday

first_img Canada’s main stock index set record highs Tuesday while U.S. markets were relatively flat ahead of an interest rate decision by the Federal Reserve.The S&P/TSX composite index closed up 83.44 points to 16,834.75. That’s a record closing level after earlier reaching a record intraday peak of 16,855.45. S&P/TSX composite hits highest close since March on strength of financials sector Toronto stock market dips on weakness in the energy and financials sectors Related news Canadian Press TSX gets lift from financials, U.S. markets rise to highest since March Keywords Marketwatch In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 33.98 points at 27,110.80. The S&P 500 index was up 7.73 points at 3,005.69, while the Nasdaq composite was up 32.47 points at 8,186.02.The Canadian dollar traded for an average of US75.43¢ compared with an average of US75.48¢ on Monday.The October crude contract was down US$3.56 at US$59.34 per barrel and the October natural gas contract was down US1.3¢ at US$2.67 per mmBTU.The December gold contract was up US$1.90 at US$1,513.40 an ounce and the December copper contract was down US1.35¢ at US$2.63 a pound. Man facing stock exchange, financial chart overlay welcomia/123RF Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

West Kingston Enquiry Commissioners Sworn In

first_imgImmediately after the swearing-in, the Commissioners, Secretary to the Commission and Legal Counsel convened their preliminary meeting to chart the way forward for the Enquiry, which is expected to get underway shortly.They have been asked to conclude their enquiry within three (3) months after commencement, and make a full report and recommendations concerning the events surrounding the May 2010 West Kingston incursion and submit same to Governor General His Excellency the Most Honourable Sir Patrick Allen within two (2) months after concluding the Enquiry. RelatedRoger Clarke Was “One of a Kind” – PM FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The three Commissioners who will preside over the West Kingston Commission of Enquiry were sworn in on Friday August 29, 2014 at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel.The Commissioners who took the Oath of Office before former Chief Justice of Jamaica, Hon. Mr. Justice Lensley Wolfe, (ret’d) OJ, JP, are: Chairman, Retired Chief Justice and former Attorney General of Barbados Sir David Simmons; Retired Judge of the Court of Appeal of Jamaica, Mrs. Justice Hazel Harris, CD; and Director of the Institute of Criminal Justice and Security, University of the West Indies, Professor Anthony Harriott.Also present at the swearing in were Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Justice, Mrs. Carol Palmer, Secretary to Commission, Mrs. Maria Jones, its Senior Legal Counsel, Mr. Garth McBean, QC and Junior Legal Counsel Mrs. Simone Mayhew.Based on its Terms of Reference, the Commissioners have been charged with, among other things, enquiring into:whether the rights of any person or persons were violated in any of the affected or related communities by either law enforcement officers or by anyone else and, if so, whose rights were violated, and the manner and extent of such violations, and by whom such violations were perpetrated. the circumstances under which, and by whom, several Police Stations and other state property (including police or military vehicles) were attacked and damaged or destroyed by firebombs, gunfire or other means during or around the period of the State of Emergency declared in May 2010; West Kingston Enquiry Commissioners Sworn In Office of the Prime MinisterAugust 29, 2014Written by: Damian Wilson RelatedThe Honourable Roger Clarke is Dead Story HighlightsThe three Commissioners who will preside over the West Kingston Commission of Enquiry were sworn in on Friday August 29, 2014 at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel. The Commissioners took the Oath of Office before former Chief Justice of Jamaica, Hon. Mr. Justice Lensley Wolfe, (ret’d) OJ, JP.Immediately after the swearing-in, the Commissioners, Secretary to the Commission and Legal Counsel convened their preliminary meeting to chart the way forward for the Enquiry. the conduct of operations by the security forces of Jamaica in Tivoli Gardens and related areas during the said State of Emergency in the month of May 2010; and Advertisements RelatedMinister McNeill Expresses Regret at Minister Roger Clarke’s Passinglast_img read more

Portsmouth Beach Hotel certified as “True Beachfront Hotel”

first_img 13 Views   no discussions Tweet Share Share Sharing is caring!center_img LocalNews Portsmouth Beach Hotel certified as “True Beachfront Hotel” by: – October 3, 2013 Share View from the Portsmouth Beach HotelPortsmouth Beach Hotel has been certified as ‘true beachfront’ by The Beach Front Club a new global authority on beachfront hotels, and drawn in detail never seen before on the maps of The Beachfront Club.Only hotels that meet very strict criteria – no roads of traffic between the rooms and the water – are certified, thus allowing beach-lovers around the world to quickly find all true beachfront hotels, without having to worry about being fooled by misleading advertising from those not really on the beach.The Beachfront Club has over 2000 interactive maps which plot the size, shape and location of every hotel found on every beach in the world. The site is set to become a global authority on true beachfront hotels, offering beach-lovers access to where to stay and revealing the real truth about the world’s beachfronts.last_img read more

I’m one of the reasons we lost Ryder Cup, says Woods

first_img0Shares0000Woods’ form deserted him as he endured a miserable Ryder Cup © AFP / FRANCK FIFESAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France, Sep 30 – A despondent Tiger Woods admitted that he “was a contributing factor” as to why the United States surrendered the Ryder Cup to Europe, after losing all four of his matches at Le Golf National.The 14-time major champion suffered only his second singles defeat in the match-play showdown with a 2 and 1 loss to Jon Rahm as Europe charged to victory. His miserable Ryder Cup record now stands at 13 wins, 21 losses and three halves.“It’s disappointing because I went 0-4, and that’s four points to the European team,” admitted Woods.“I’m one of the contributing factors to why we lost the Cup, and it’s not a lot of fun.“It’s frustrating because we came here, I thought we were all playing pretty well, and I just didn’t perform at the level that I had been playing, and just got behind early in the matches and never got back.”The former world number one headed to Paris in high spirits after capping a magnificent comeback season from injury with his first title since 2013 at the Tour Championship last week.But it all went badly wrong, losing twice in the fourballs alongside Patrick Reed and once in the foursomes with Bryson DeChambeau — all defeats coming at the hands of Tommy Fleetwood and Francesco Molinari.Woods said that fatigue may have played a part in his struggles, having barely played in 2016 and 2017 and having spinal fusion back surgery.“I played seven out of nine weeks… All of those are big events, starting with the Open Championship,” said the 42-year-old.“For me, it’s been a lot of golf for a short period of time.“I’ll have a better understanding of what my training needs to be for next year so that I certainly can endure the entire season because this year was very much up in the air of how much I would play or if I would play at all.”The Americans had high hopes of winning in Europe for the first time since 1993, with Woods among nine major champions in their ranks, but were blown away after winning the opening three fourball matches on Friday morning.Woods did not play as poorly as some of his teammates — being badly let down by a misfiring Reed on the first two days — but was a shadow of the man who sealed his emotional comeback just days before.“To have a Ryder Cup end that way, for me personally, it doesn’t feel very good because I didn’t help my teammates earn any points,” he added.“At the end of the day, we came here as a team and we win or lose, and unfortunately we lost this one.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Urban nets hat trick to lead Marshfield boys soccer past Ashwaubenon

first_imgCassidy, Weister add goals for Tigers (1-1)By Paul LeckerSports ReporterMARSHFIELD — The Marshfield boys soccer earned its first victory of the season, outlasting Ashwaubenon 5-3 in a nonconference matchup Thursday at Griese Park.Grant Urban hit for a hat trick for the Tigers (1-1), scoring what proved to be the game-winner 9:37 into the second half.Urban had two goals, and Kevin Cassidy added another to put Marshfield up 3-1 at halftime.Ashwaubenon (0-2) responded with a pair of goals in the opening 6:23 of the second half, the second by Matt Lubke tying the game at 3-3.Urban came back with his third goal 4:14 later, and Evan Weister added another with 4:21 to go to provide the Tigers with some insurance. Elijah Hubler-Marti assisted on both.“The team played better compared to the first game (a 3-2 loss to Holmen on Tuesday),” Marshfield coach Steve McCann said. “We did a much better job on connecting on passes. I’m happy with the progress of several sophomores. Bennett Koehn and Alec Giles were outstanding, and Josh Gruen, Evan Weister, and Kyle Tremelling all contributed nicely.”Austin Mannigel, forced into starting duty in goal due to an injury, had five saves for Marshfield.Marshfield returns to action Aug. 31 at Stevens Point for its Wisconsin Valley Conference opener.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)Tigers 5, Jaguars 3Ashwaubenon 1 2 – 3Marshfield 3 2 – 5First half: 1. M, Grant Urban (Kevin Cassidy), 4:23; 2. A, Zak Strzelecki (Tyler Roethlisberger), 8:04; 3. M, Cassidy, 24:16; 4. M, Urban, 33:53.Second half: 5. A, Rony Maldonado, 46:23; 6. A, Matt Lubke, 50;23; 7. M, Urban (Elijah Hubler-Marti), 54:37; 8. M, Evan Weister (Hubler-Marti), 85:39.Shots on goal: Ashwaubenon 9; Marshfield 13.Saves: A, Nick Percy 8; M, Austin Mannigel 5.Corner kicks: Ashwaubenon 4; Marshfield 9.Records: Ashwaubenon 0-2; Marshfield 1-1.last_img read more

Science education gets a boost

first_imgIBM South Africa corporate citizenship manager Sydney Hadebe and Sci-Bono CEO David Kramer. Sci-Bono helps to stimulate children’s natural curiosity and focus it on science. A hands-on approach makes learning more interesting for youngsters.(Images: Anish Abraham) MEDIA CONTACTS • Sci-Bono Discovery Centre  +27 11 639 8400 RELATED ARTICLES • Sci-Bono CEO gets French knighthood • Denel helps maths, science pupils • Fostering SA’s young scientists • Pushing the science envelope • Global award for young SA innovatorAnish Abraham The Sci-Bono Discovery Centre, South Africa’s largest science centre, is aiming to boost education in mathematics, science and technology by invoking the inherent curiosity of children, and teaching them new ideas and concepts while they play and interact with the many exhibits that it hosts. Established by the Gauteng Department of Education and the private sector in 2004, the centre seeks to address the scarce skills needs of South Africa by contributing to the effective delivery of quality maths, science and technology education in all schools in the province. According to Sci-Bono CEO David Kramer, science centres are a rather recent phenomenon, with the first one taking shape in San Francisco in 1984. Known as the Exploratorium, it is one of the four biggest centres of its kind in the world, and was set up by physicist and educator Frank Oppenheimer as a way through which ordinary citizens could keep in touch with the latest advances in technology. Oppenheimer was no stranger to advances in technology – his brother Robert was one of the developers of the world’s first nuclear weapon. Since those early days, Kramer said, there were now over 30 000 science centres and museums across the world, and that there is hardly a major city that does not have one. He pointed out that the difference between science museums and science centres was that centres were not about exhibitions that people merely looked at, but were filled with interactive exhibits, made so that visitors could engage with them and learn new things. “There are 35 science centres in South Africa, but Sci-Bono is the flagship,” he said. They range in sizes from huge warehouses to a small room.Programmes and activities Kramer said that Sci-Bono had a programme of activities and projects taking place throughout the year, and its outreach programme targets schoolchildren who are unable to travel from outlying areas into Johannesburg. Programmes include a Rocket Science Club where pupils learn to design, build and launch rockets that are capable of flying several hundred metres into the air; and a robotics programme, whose participants have even competed at international level. While working on these projects, Kramer said, the children were guided and mentored by “professionals and not teachers”.Similarly, the guides who take the children around the various exhibits are young BSc graduates with a passion for science and technology – ensuring that children learn while having fun.Helping kids to learn Sci-Bono is unique, given the relationship the centre has with the Gauteng Department of Education, in that it also had a big role to play in curriculum delivery and teacher training in the fields of maths and science. The centre also runs a supplementary tuition programme in 137 sites across the province, where schoolchildren can go to learn, with highly skilled teachers from some of the province’s leading schools being brought in on the day to teach. “Over 80% of the schools that come here are from a previously disadvantaged environment, we provide them with free admission and transport,” Kramer said, adding that while wealthier schools were asked to pay for admission fees, no cash-strapped schools would be turned away. This was possible because of funding from the provincial education department, and means that Sci-Bono is not reliant on admission fees for survival.Comprehensive career guidance Another unique point is that Sci-Bono has an attached career centre. “It is a full service career centre that provides guidance and counselling,” Kramer said, adding that it was one of the few places where students from disadvantaged backgrounds could undergo free psychometric and aptitude testing. In this way, the centre not only directed the curiosity of children into the world of maths and science, but also helped improve the flow of potential candidates studying these subjects at a tertiary level. Kramer said they expected to have 206 000 visitors to the centre over the course of the year, while also reaching out to an additional 150 000 pupils through their various outreach programmes. “We are not just a conventional science centre, but we are also the control room for maths and science in Gauteng,” he said.last_img read more

Web Trends: What’s New in 2009, Part 2

first_img8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#Trends#web Image credits: cartoon screenshot from Geek And Poke; nano:ztag by aaron schmidt “Real-time is huge. Many companies are built on timed data dumps, with the timing affecting workflow and cash flow, but the always-on generation will soon pressure businesses to provide real-time online information. Banks that don’t post real balances in a timely way, or insurance companies that take weeks or months to process paperwork, or government agencies that don’t provide timely transparent data will face pressures from millennials demanding faster, more accurate information.”On this note, a commenter called Joe remarked that we may be mis-using the term ‘real-time.’ “For the record,” said Joe, “none of those sites you mentioned are doing REAL real-time, they are simply doing interval-based polling for new data on the server.” Joe advised us to check out http://obama.collecta.com to see a good example of pushing to the browser using long-polling, not interval polling. We did indeed check that out, and wrote up our findings. While we were impressed that the search results were all less than a minute old, we’re not convinced that just more speed means a better form of real-time than Twitter or FriendFeed. Time will tell.Note: for a very mathematical explanation of why Twitter isn’t really real-time, read this comment by Falafulu Fisi (made on a recent RWW post).ConclusionWell, there is no conclusion because the Web is an evolving beast. We’re excited to see open data becoming more prevalant, even if it hasn’t fully opened up yet. We’re excited to see real-time making such an impact this year. We’re excited about mobile and Internet of Things. There is a lot of innovation happening this year, which is pleasing to see.Once again we invite you to list in the comments any other trends you’re noticing – and just as importantly, what products you’re seeing that exemplify these trends.Here’s the original 5-minute presentation which kicked this series off:center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting richard macmanus Last week we discussed some of the new trends we’re seeing on the Web in 2009: open data, structured data, apps that filter content effectively, real-time, personalization, mobile (especially location-based), and Internet of Things (the Web in real-world objects). We asked for your thoughts on these trends, along with your suggestions on what we should add. Also we were interested to know what products you’ve seen this year that are doing something new and ‘beyond Web 2.0’. In this post we look at some of your responses, to try to define further what defines this current era of the Web.So What Else is New?Other than the trends we’ve already listed, what else did our readers identify as new this year?Babak Samii pointed out that in 2009 there has been an increase in “real, defined business models that can actually generate revenue.” MacStories agreed, noting that we’ll see many innovations in revenue models as a result.Aaron Fulkerson of Mindtouch commented that “Web Oriented Architectures are redefining ROI and TCO for enterprises.” I had to google the second acronym (shows how long I’ve been out of the corporate world – it means “Total Cost of Ownership”). Aaron is right that enterprises are taking the Web seriously now for business apps – the slow rise in popularity of Google Apps in enterprises is evidence of this. Willi commented that there is a “new lightweight” about the current Web. “There is a new granularity, atomicity and a kind of chemistry,” he remarked. He noted the way that people can “jump in Twitter from persons to hashtags to new interesting persons and their social bubble in real-time.” As examples, he pointed to products like Evernote (a note-taking app – our most recent review) and Mir:ror (we reviewed Mir:ror earlier today – it’s an Internet-enabled device which enables you to create actions on your computer via everyday objects such as coffee mugs and books). Willi noted that while they may appear to be relatively trivial products, “new use patterns and user benefits emerge” out of them.Open Data… Except ExportNot everyone in our previous post agreed with the initial set of trends. RWW commenter William claimed that ‘open data’ is a misnomer, because users mostly cannot export their data from the likes of Facebook, Twitter, Myspace, Friendfeed, Google, et al. We wouldn’t go as far as William and label this “web”, however it’s fair to say that – as far as users go – the promise of open data far outweighs the reality. Having said that, the other meaning of ‘open data’ is that it’s open for developers to build on top of. The plethora of Twitter apps built on top of Twitter’s API is evidence enough of this. While Jason Barone called this “a one-way stream back to their closed system, in the form of an API,” it’s better than what we had before – which was fewer APIs and not many Linked Data sets (see the Linked Data graph from just 2 years ago, in this recent post). So overall we’re encouraged that API data – or even better, Linked Data sets – will enable more and better connected web apps. This makes for a richer ecosystem of Web apps and social connections, which is a very good thing. But point taken William and Jason, today for users the idea of ‘open data’ is half-realized at best. It won’t be truly open until we have data portability – when you own your identity and content on the Web.Real-time in the Real World So far much of the focus on real-time as a new(ish) trend on the Web has focused on trendy apps such as Twitter and FriendFeed. However, Andria Krewson pointed out in the comments to our last post that real-time will spread much further than the early adopters: Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…last_img read more

Philly 360° Rewind: Chill Moody’s #RFM Album Release Concert

first_imgChill Moody’s #RFM Album Release Concert(Nick Rich Photography) On Friday, “Mr. Nice Things” AKA Chill Moody headlined the official album release concert at the Theater of Living Arts (TLA) for his upcoming project RFM. There was an outpouring of support for the West Philadelphia rapper showcased by the sold out crowd. The energy surrounding the evening was incredible as fans began to filter in. After a year packed with great performances, tons of recording sessions, and great press, Chill Moody ended the year just right! After his impressive performance at The Roots Picnic this year, which got him mentioned on billboard.com as one of the ”10 Things Seen & Heard” at the Picnic, opportunities continued to come. Live Nation was also very impressed by his Roots Picnic performance and invited Moody to headline the TLA in conjunction to an album release. He worked diligently from June up to a week before the show to put together Running From Myself, abbreviated on the album cover as simply RFM. The title was kept a secret until the show on Friday. The crowd was a mix of new fans, old fans and also fellow music makers. Upcoming comedian Clint Coley, who recently toured with DL Hughley, made an appearance to host for the evening. Hot 107.9’s DJ Greg Nitty kept the crowd moving on the turntables throughout the night. Openers for the show included other buzzing Philadelphia acts including Jade Alston, Mont Brown, Pate and Mic Stew. The crowd grew larger as the night progressed and by the time Coley announced that Moody was coming to the stage, texts and murmurs began to circle that the TLA was indeed sold out. Chants of “We want Chill” began to rise from the audience. Official DJ for Chill Moody DJ Ricochet took the stage and began a set to get the crowd warmed up.   Shortly after that the large projection screen dropped behind the stage. Kicking off with a short visual depicting Moody being watched by an unknown source. The crowd watched captivated by the stunning cinematography. The short resulted in Moody being shot by “himself” and the camera turned to a guilty Moody running from the scene of the crime. Simultaneously “Bombs” dropped, Moody’s single produced by Dilemma and built from Moody’s appearance on ”The Come Up Show” with Power 99’s Cosmic Kev. As attendees looked around for Moody, he was seen making his way through the audience onto the stage to finish out the song. His entrance was as dramatic as the night warranted. Running through fan favorites as well as new songs from the project, Moody shared the stage with those he affectionately calls “Talent Island.” The performance had features from Beano, Suzann Christine, Dilemma and Tye James. He also took a moment to take a request from his Twitter that resulted in a surprise appearance from crooner, Cody Kahmar for their hit single “My Eyes.” Backed by Band for Higher, Moody took time to have a little fun with the crowd from going through the contents of his bookbag to having a “ratchet” moment for a rendition of “Bandz A Make Her Dance” by Juicy J. Bringing everyone on stage for his uplifting anthem “Inspired” the crowd roared with excitement. Moody affectionately explained how much it meant to have the support of his city shown in his “I Made Chill Moody” apparel being sold along with hard copies of RFM. Moody individually numbered each hard copy of the album and the official online release date is slated for January 7. Take a look at the stunning RFM trailer here!last_img read more

Zimbabwe rugby team sleeps on street in Tunisia before World Cup qualifier

first_imgZimbabwe’s rugby players were forced to sleep on the street in Tunisia just a few days before their World Cup qualifier this weekend after facing issues with their accommodation.Zimbabwe are in Tunisia for a Gold Cup match against the North African nation in Monastir on Saturday. This match serves as a qualifier for next year’s rugby World Cup in Japan.However, social media went abuzz with images of the players sleeping on the street outside their allocated hotel.It was known that the players did not check in the hotel because they found it substandard. On the other hand, Zimbabwe players have also not been paid their meal allowance for a World Cup qualifier trip and it is their South African coach Peter de Villiers who is funding their food and drink.Zimbabwe national rugby team forced to sleep on the streets of Tunisia… @WorldRugby pic.twitter.com/MGcug87P0lBrian Mujati (@MujatiBrewing) July 3, 2018Rugby Africa and the Tunisia Rugby Union (TRU) apologised to Zimbabwe and their players because of the trouble they had to face.”We would like to reassure the Zimbabwean Ministry of Sports, Zimbabwe Rugby Union, and all partners and fans that the situation was addressed immediately, and an acceptable solution has been found this morning,” Rugby Africa said in a statement on Tuesday.”Tunisia Rugby Union took the Sables (Zimbabwe) management to visit another hotel which was accepted,” Rugby Africa said in a statement on Tuesday.”Rugby Africa and Tunisia Rugby Union would like to express their sincere apologies to the Sables team and management for this unfortunate situation,” it added.advertisementKhaled Babbou, an executive member of both TRU and Rugby Africa, said there was no intention to disrupt Zimbabwe’s preparations for the match.”I can assure you that there was absolutely no intention to destabilise our opponents and we will make every possible effort to ensure they have a good preparation ahead of Saturday’s match,” Babbou was quoted as saying by South Africa’s News24.Zimbabwe loose-forward Takudzwa Mandiwanza said the issues started ahead of the team’s previous match, a 45-36 loss to Kenya in Nairobi last weekend.”We have not been paid our daily allowances for our duration in Kenya, including our match fees that we did not receive. Now we’re in Tunisia, we were detained at the airport for close to six hours, with no allowances given to us,” he told Zimbabwean radio station Capitalk FM, adding De Villiers had paid for the players to eat.”We’d be hungry right now. The situation is very frustrating and disheartening,” he added.There was no immediate comment from the Zimbabwe rugby authorities.Namibia currently head the Gold Cup standings with a full haul of 15 points from three matches, including an 118-0 victory over Tunisia. Zimbabwe have a draw and a defeat from their two matches.Only the top team advances automatically to the World Cup, with the second-placed side entering a play-off.(With Reuters inputs)last_img read more


first_imgThe Board of Touch Football Australia (TFA) is calling for suitable candidates to apply for the position of Chief Executive Officer of our organisation.  TFA will be looking to strengthen and broaden the services, role and activities of TFA and is seeking a Chief Executive Officer to drive and deliver these plans.TFA has recently completed its Strategic Planning process for the next 3 years and believes it is now in a position to ensure that the sport progresses through the monumental change process it has embarked upon. TFA’s priorities will also centre on the delivery of ‘best practice’ administration/management and sport delivery.An appropriate remuneration package will be negotiated with the successful candidate. Applications are now called for the position and the following information pertains to the application process:Schedule The TFA BOM intends to commence the screening and interview process as soon as possible.  The following schedule applies:·    30 April – Applications open for position·     9  May – Applications close for position of CEO·     26 May – Interview process to be completed ·      2 June – Formal announcement of successful candidate by TFA BOM   Applications Expressions of interest from internal candidates should be forwarded by no later than COB the 9th of May 2007 to Peter Rooney – TFA Chairman via email only at [email protected] expressions of interest are to be downsized with PDF.Format TFA requests a 2 page letter of introduction and an accompanying CV.EnquiriesIn the first instance general enquiries should be directed to Peter Rooney (TFA Chairman) on MBL 0419 751 514 or via email [email protected] More information on the position is available upon request.last_img read more