10 months agoChelsea midfielder Loftus-Cheek in tears after back injury

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Chelsea midfielder Loftus-Cheek in tears after back injuryby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek suffered a back injury in their FA Cup win over Nottingham Forest.Two goals from Alvaro Morata saw the Blues book their place in the fourth round but the win was dampened somewhat by Loftus-Cheek’s injury.The 22-year-old was forced to exit the game in tears minutes before half-time after his back trouble flared up at Stamford Bridge.Blues coach Carlo Cudicini said, “We are very sorry for the kid.”It is a pity.It is something that’s affecting him, something we need to look at and resolve. “It has been going on for a while and maybe he might have to stop for a bit to resolve. It is a pity because he is doing very well.” last_img read more

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A College Football Team Used A Fake QB In Warmups On Saturday

first_imgMan carries footballs.Mandatory Credit: Rick Stewart /AllsportCollege football teams will stop at nothing to get an edge. That includes coaches concealing or downplaying injuries to the public.In the case of Hawaii, it means really concealing an injury to your starting quarterback. The Rainbow Warriors won Saturday’s game against Wyoming without the services of star signal caller Cole McDonald.McDonald missed two days of practice last week and then didn’t play in the game with an unspecified injury, but Hawaii went through great lengths to keep the Cowboys on their toes. They enlisted an impostor to wear his jersey during pregame warmups.Yes, that’s right. There was someone wearing No. 13 on the field before the game, but it wasn’t McDonald.So is it safe to say that we’ve been bamboozled by a non-dread locked version of Cole McDonald? #HawaiiFB LOL pic.twitter.com/iPY0ExMDc7— Chavonnie (@chavramz) October 7, 2018Hawaii starting QB Cole McDonald’s injury was kept a secret up until kickoff, and even went as far as having a backup wear his jersey during pre-game warm-ups: (h/t /u/Jah-Eazy) https://t.co/bo7xZaFBir— RedditCFB (@RedditCFB) October 8, 2018Astute observers might have realized McDonald didn’t have his trademark blonde dreads hanging out of his helmet. Otherwise, that’s a pretty good effort.Even without McDonald, who entered the game leading the nation in passing yards (2,100) and passing touchdowns (24), Hawaii pulled out a 17-13 win. Freshman Chevan Cordeiro stepped in and completed 19-of-29 passes for 148 yards and two touchdowns, including the game-winner with less than two minutes to play.Guess the pregame trickery paid off.last_img read more

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Pak holds firstever provincial polls in northwest tribal areas

first_imgIslamabad: The first-ever provincial elections began Saturday in Pakistan’s erstwhile semi-autonomous tribal region bordering Afghanistan that was once a stronghold of various militant groups like the Taliban and the al-Qaida. Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) comprising seven districts was merged with the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province in May 2018 after a constitutional amendment. The law set aside 24 seats in the KP assembly for the former FATA region. However, due to administrative reasons elections on those seats were not held with the general polls held in July in the country last year. Also Read – US blacklists 28 Chinese entities over abuses in XinjiangAccording to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), polling began at 8:00 a.m. local time in all the seven tribal districts amid heightened security. As many as 34,497 security personnel have been deployed in the polling booths. As many as 285 candidates, including two women, are contesting for 16 seats. Another four seats are reserved for women and one for non-Muslim. These seats will be awarded to the political parties on the basis of their share in the 16 contested seats. The ECP said 2.80 million voters — 1.67 millions of whom are men and 1.13 million women — will exercise their franchise in 1,897 polling stations. The parties which fielded their candidates in the election include Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), Awami National Party (ANP), Jamaat-e-Islami, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and Qaumi Watan Party (QWP).last_img read more

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Manitoba Hydro board resigns prompting accusations from premier talk of lawsuit

first_imgWINNIPEG – The board of directors at Manitoba Hydro resigned en masse Wednesday, leading to counter-accusations from Premier Brian Pallister and the spectre of a lawsuit from the Manitoba Metis Federation.Nine of 10 board members at the provincial Crown corporation issued a written statement in which they cited an inability to work with Pallister and his Progressive Conservative government. The only remaining board member is Tory backbencher Cliff Graydon.“For over a year we have attempted to meet with the premier to resolve a number of critical issues related to the finances and governance of Manitoba Hydro, including matters related to Hydro’s efforts to further develop its relationship with Indigenous peoples,” the statement read.“Despite repeated attempts, we have not been able to have a meaningful dialogue with the government and we have reached an impasse. We have been informed the government intends to remove the chair and has therefore lost confidence in the board. Accordingly we have determined that it is necessary to resign.”Pallister, however, said the resignations stem from a dispute over a plan by Hydro to pay $70 million to the Manitoba Metis Federation so the organization won’t pursue concerns over a new transmission line to Minnesota.“I would describe it more as persuasion money,” Pallister said Wednesday. “To not push for extended environmental hearings on that line and also for acquiescence or non-participation in future such proposals that Hydro might make.”Pallister said when the government discovered the planned payment, it immediately objected.Federation president David Chartrand accused Pallister of using “race card” tactics and said he insulted the entire Metis Nation for implying they could be “bought off.”He said there was a negotiated agreement with the Hydro board for $67 million, paid out over 50 years, to offset the effects of Hydro’s Bipolle III project and the new transmission line on traditional Metis territory.“It is an outright lie and (Pallister) is just trying to mislead his own party and mislead Manitobans with that action. That’s not what this issue is about,” Chartrand said. “This issue is about his arrogance and that he would not give the time of day to the biggest Crown corporation.”Chartrand said he has instructed lawyers to move to litigation.Manitoba Hydro is racking up billions of dollars in debt to build new generating stations and transmission lines, and is asking regulators to approve annual rate increases of up to 7.9 per cent for the next several years.The Progressive Conservatives opposed the plan while in Opposition, but said after winning the 2016 election that it was too late to reverse the construction projects.The Tories replaced the Hydro board less than two years ago with the nine members who are now resigning.Pallister said he had spoken with board members but avoided meetings because he did not want to seem to be interfering in Hydro’s regulatory applications to the Public Utilities Board.Opposition NDP Leader Wab Kinew said it’s a “desperate attempt” for Pallister to blame everyone but himself, while Manitoba Liberal Leader Dougald Lamont called the dispute a “full-blown crisis” and an indictment of Pallister’s leadership.Loren Remillard, CEO of the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce, said the province needs to move quickly to appoint a new board to send a message of stability that “the core business is still responsible, sustainable, well-managed.”Pallister said a new Hydro board will be appointed soon.— with files from Kelly Geraldine Malonelast_img read more

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Climate scientists from around the world ask Canadian government to stop BC

VANCOUVER — Dozens of international climate scientists are calling on the Canadian government to reject a proposed liquefied natural gas project in northwestern British Columbia, saying it would have dire environmental effects.Ninety academics from Canada, the United States, Australia and the United Kingdom released an open letter Monday saying the Pacific NorthWest LNG project would be one of the country’s largest greenhouse gas emitters, and if built, would undermine Canada’s climate change commitments.The $36-billion dollar plant backed by Malyasian state-owned energy giant Petronas is slated to be built south of Prince Rupert, B.C.Royal Dutch Shell Plc casts fresh doubt on B.C. LNG project due to fundingPetronas slashes spending as it awaits decision on B.C. liquefied natural gas projectHuge Petronas Canada LNG project runs into further delays over environmental assessment studyResearchers sent an open letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr, Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould and the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency.They argue a draft environmental assessment for the project likely underestimated the amount of emissions that will be released.Danny Harvey, a climate change scientist at the University of Toronto who signed the letter, says the report doesn’t address unknowns like the quantity of gasses that will escape into the atmosphere during the extraction process.“The environmental assessment is superficial and incomplete,” he said in an interview with The Canadian Press.Harvey said his opposition isn’t simply to this project, but to all LNG projects. He wants a moratorium on fracking until more research is done on the long-term effects.“It’s reckless to proceed until we really know what’s going on. It’s reckless because we’re playing around with our own future,” he said.Harvey said global emissions will have to drop to almost zero by the middle of the century if there’s any hope of limiting warming to two degrees, which countries agreed to at the Paris Climate Conference in December.“You’re not going to go to zero if you’re expanding the fossil fuel infrastructure and making investments that are going to last 40, 50, 60 years. It’s completely contrary to that,” he said.If we cut our fossil fuel usage, the supplies we currently have in place will meet our needs and there’ll be no need for new infrastructure, Harvey added.It’s reckless because we’re playing around with our own futureThe scientists’ open letter also disputes the notion that new LNG projects such as Pacific NorthWest will be better for the environment because supplying natural gas to Asian markets will help curb the use of coal. Instead LNG would likely reduce the amount of renewable energy being produced, the letter said.Many of the coal plants in China have been built fairly recently and won’t stop operating any time soon, said Mark Jaccard, an energy economist at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, B.C.“Natural gas is not going to shut down those coal plants, and we don’t want the Chinese to be using more natural gas, or any fossil fuels. So it makes no sense,” said Jaccard, who opted not to sign the open letter because he did not want to take on an advocacy role.The B.C. government believes the Pacific NorthWest LNG project could generate more than 18,000 jobs and produce billions in revenue.Premier Christy Clark has repeatedly said in recent years that developing natural gas resources will fuel the province’s economy, but Jaccard noted that no LNG plants have been built and the province’s economy has recently grown.“Wrecking the planet is not essential to our economy,” he said.Environment Minister Catherine McKenna has said a cabinet decision on an environmental assessment for the Pacific NorthWest plant should be made by late June. read more

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UN mission in DR of Congo finds bodies after report of gunmen

According to Jacqueline Chenard, a spokesperson for the UN Organization Mission in the DRC (MONUC), some bodies were seen “coming out of the mud” in Lukweti, a village 200 kilometres northeast of the North Kivu provincial capital, Goma.Villagers reported that about 40 people were killed, including some in an area that could not be reached because the departing attackers had destroyed a bridge connecting one part of the village to the other, she said Saturday.The rebels also burned down about 150 homes, Ms. Chenard added.The marauders were identified variously as Rwandan rebels involved in the 1994 genocide, members of the formerly most important Congolese rebel group, the Congolese Rally for Democracy, (RCD) and Mayi-Mayi tribal militias who were allied with the former DRC Government in the five-year civil war that ended last June with the formation of a multi-factional Transitional Government.Meanwhile, two UN peacekeeping soldiers in the Nepalese battalion, deployed in the Ituri provincial town of Mahagi, died in a convoy on Sunday and three others were injured when two tyres on their vehicle burst simultaneously. The two deaths brought to 36 the number of MONUC members who have died since the establishment of the mission in November 1999. read more

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Paul Volcker chair of OilforFood inquiry pledges full probe

Paul Volcker, the former Chairman of the Board of Governors of the United States Federal Reserve System, today pledged a thorough inquiry into allegations of impropriety in the administration and management of the United Nations Iraq Oil-for-Food Programme.”I didn’t agree to do this lightly but I think there are very important accusations made about the UN, accusations about the administration of the Programme, accusations about activities outside the UN, which need to be resolved,” Mr. Volcker told a press briefing in New York.”The UN is an important institution, and these questions, once raised, have to have a deliberate and full investigation and an answer, so that the UN in fact can fulfil the responsibilities and take advantage of the opportunities that arise to contribute to not only the situation in Iraq but situations that are bound to come along in the rest of the world.”Mr. Volcker also praised the qualifications of the other panel members: Justice Richard Goldstone of South Africa, who previously served as the Chief Prosecutor of the United Nations International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda, and Mark Pieth of Switzerland, a Professor of Criminal Law and Criminology at the University of Basel with expertise in money-laundering.Mr. Volcker hailed the passage today of a Security Council resolution requiring cooperation with the panel’s work, saying it was important to “make sure that Member States knew what they were getting into,” and stressing the critical importance of their cooperation.He said the most urgent priority would be to deal with the specific allegations of corruption within the UN, “but there are broader questions about the administration of the programme, and without rising to the level of illegality or criminal action, was there maladministration – let me call it that – which will have lessons for the future?””The investigation of events [and] developments related to the Oil-for-Food Programme but not inside the UN I suspect will maybe be the most time-consuming and the most difficult part,” he observed.Responding to press questions, he noted that the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA) and the Governing Council have indicated that the records will be made available to the panel, “so I feel somewhat comforted on that score.”Mr. Volcker voiced confidence that the panel would have full UN backing. “Management of the United Nations I am convinced will do everything that’s in their power to facilitate testimony, inquiries, investigation of individual United Nations [staff] members.””I don’t minimize the challenge in getting this done,” Mr. Volcker said, noting that he would need “a variety of talents,” including experts in forensic accounting, legal issues and investigations, to conduct the investigation.Asked how long the effort would take, Mr. Volcker said, “We’ll go as fast as we can consistent with doing a thorough job.” He predicted that the investigation would in any case take longer than three months.”There’s always some damage in the accusations but what seems to be important is finding out whether there’s any substance to those,” he said. “If there’s not, and we’ve done as good an investigation as we can, that helps repair the damage; if there is substance to them, get it out there, get it out in a hurry, and cauterize the wound.” Video of the press briefing [25mins] read more

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FROM THE FIELD Saving the tree kangaroos of Papua New Guinea

Ryan Hawk/Woodland Park Zoo | Papua New Guinea’s rare cloud forests are a high elevation rainforest characterised by low-level cloud cover (14 June 2011). The tree kangaroo which is only found in the rainforests of Australia, West Papua, and PNG is threatened due to hunting and habitat destruction.But now the local and indigenous people of PNG, who typically hunted the marsupial, are acting as custodians of the ancient rainforests by promoting the sustainable use of the land and the management of what is now a conservation area.Ahead of International day for Biological Diversity marked on 22 May, read more here about how the tree kangaroo is being protected by the people. read more

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British actresses demand end to sexual harassment ahead of the Baftas

first_imgBritish actress Emma Thompson Credit:AFP The open letter – published in The Observer and signed by actors including Emma Watson, Gemma Arterton, Letitia Wright and Olivia Colman – states: “This movement is bigger than just a change in our industry alone.”It adds: “In the very near past, we lived in a world where sexual harassment was an uncomfortable joke; an unavoidable awkward part of being a girl or a woman.”It was certainly not to be discussed, let alone addressed. In 2018, we seem to have woken up in a world ripe for change. If we truly embrace this moment, a line in the sand will turn to stone.” Emma Watson Emma Watson signed the open letterCredit:Jesse Grant /Getty The stars will be joined at the Baftas by activists in a move that mirrors the Golden Globe Awards in America. More than 190 of Britain’s leading female actresses are demanding an end to sexual harassment ahead of the Bafta Awards.Stars including Keira Knightley, Emma Thompson, Naomie Harris and Jodie Whittaker are among signatories to an open letter vowing support for the Time’s Up movement, set up following the Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment scandal.The publication of the letter comes as many stars prepare to wear black at the ceremony in a show of solidarity with their American colleagues who held a similar protest at the Golden Globe Awards last month.The British celebrities urge people to donate to a new UK Justice and Equality Fund aimed at supporting women who are victims of abuse in “all industries”.center_img 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. “Research in the UK has found that more than half of all women said they have experienced sexual harassment at work.”Calls for women to wear black at the the Baftas has led to speculation about whether the Duchess of Cambridge, who is due to attend the event, will join in. Laura Bates who founded the award-winning Everyday Sexism project, Phyll Opoku-Gyimah, co-founder of UK Black Pride, and Eileen Pullen and Gwen Davis, two of the ‘Dagenham Girls’ who walked out of a Ford Motor Company plant after learning they were being paid less than their male counterparts, will be among the guests.The letter adds: “Here in the UK, this movement is at a critical juncture. The gender pay gap for women in their 20s is now five times greater than it was six years ago. British actress Emma Thompson last_img read more

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All American copper giant

first_imgFreeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold (FCX) and Phelps Dodge have signed a definitive merger agreement under which FCX will acquire Phelps Dodge for approximately $25.9 billion in cash and stock, creating the world’s largest publicly traded copper company. The combined company will be a new industry leader with large, long-lived, geographically diverse assets and significant proven and probable reserves of copper, gold and molybdenum. The company’s increased scale of operations, management depth and strengthened cash flow will provide an improved platform to capitalize on growth opportunities in the global market.The combined company will be the largest North American-based mining company. The company will enjoy an excellent cost position, long reserve life, a diversified geographic footprint, and an attractive growth profile, the owners say. FCX currently operates the world-class Grasberg mine, located in Papua, Indonesia, which is the world’s largest copper and gold mine in terms of reserves (IM, September 2005). Phelps Dodge has mines in operation or under development in North and South America, and Africa, including the world-class Tenke Fungurume development project in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (IM, December 2006). The combined company will represent one of the most geographically diversified portfolios of operating, expansion and growth projects in the copper mining industry.James R. Moffett, Chairman of the board of FCX, said: “This transaction combines two leading mining companies to form a strong industry leader at a time when we see significant long-term opportunities in our industry. FCX has been built through our exploration and development capabilities, and we will focus on aggressively pursuing opportunities in the extensive Phelps Dodge asset portfolio.” Richard C. Adkerson, FCX’s President and CEO, said: “Together, FCX and Phelps Dodge will have the size, management depth and financial strength to optimize existing operations and accelerate our growth by aggressively pursuing promising new development projects, exploration and acquisitions. We are enthusiastic about the addition of Phelps Dodge’s highly regarded mining team, which will complement our existing organization, and are delighted to welcome Phelps Dodge’s talented team to the FCX family.” J. Steven Whisler, Chairman and CEO of Phelps Dodge, said: “I believe our management team, with its industry-recognized reputation for operational excellence and technological innovation, possesses the skills in open pit and underground mining and mineral processing to add value to FCX’s operations. We look forward to working with FCX to realize all of the benefits of this combination, and its exciting portfolio of growth and expansion projects, for our shareholders, customers, employees and suppliers.” Under the terms of the transaction, FCX will acquire all of the outstanding common shares of Phelps Dodge for a combination of cash and common shares of FCX for a total consideration of $126.46 per Phelps Dodge share, based on the closing price of FCX stock on November 17, 2006. Each Phelps Dodge shareholder would receive $88.00 per share in cash plus 0.67 common shares of FCX. This represents a premium of 33% to Phelps Dodge’s closing price on November 17, 2006, and 29% to its one-month average price at that date.The cash portion of $18 billion represents approximately 70% of the total consideration. In addition, FCX would deliver a total of 137 million shares to Phelps Dodge shareholders, resulting in Phelps Dodge shareholders owning approximately 38% of the combined company on a fully diluted basis. The Boards of Directors of FCX and Phelps Dodge have each unanimously approved the terms of the agreement and have recommended that their shareholders approve the transaction. The transaction is subject to the approval of the shareholders of FCX and Phelps Dodge, receipt of regulatory approvals and customary closing conditions. The transaction is expected to close at the end of the first quarter of 2007. FCX has received financing commitments from JPMorgan and Merrill Lynch to fund the cash required to complete the transaction. After giving effect to the transaction, estimated pro forma total debt at December 31, 2006, would be approximately $17.6 billion, or approximately $15 billion net of cash. For the 12-month period ending September 30, 2006, the companies had combined revenues of $16.6 billion, EBITDA (operating income before depreciation, depletion and amortization) of $7.0 billion, and operating cash flows of $5.5 billion. For the year 2006, the combined company’s estimated EBITDA would approximate $7.9 billion and operating cash flows would approximate $6.5 billion.On a pro forma basis for 2006, the combined company’s production would approximate 1.68 Mt of copper (1.41 Mt net of minority interests), 1.8 Moz of gold (1.7 Moz net of minority interests) and 31,300 t of molybdenum. Combined proven and probable reserves at December 31, 2005, would approximate 34 Mt of copper, 41 Moz of gold and 862,000 t of molybdenum, net of minority interests. Benefits of the transaction:The combined company is well-positioned to benefit from the positive copper market at a time when there is a scarcity of large-scale copper development projects combined with strong global demand for copper. The combined company’s copper production growth is expected to be some 25% over the next three yearsThe combined company will benefit from long-lived reserves The combined company is expected to generate strong cash flows, enabling significant debt reduction. For the year 2006, the two companies are expected to generate estimated combined operating cash flows totalling $6.5 billion FCX expects the transaction to be immediately accretive to FCX’s earnings and cash flowThe combined project pipeline will support industry-leading growth by delivering over 450,000 t of additional copper production capacity over the next three years. Projects include Phelps Dodge’s recent commissioning of the $850 million expansion of the Cerro Verde mine in Peru; the development of the new $550 million Safford mine in Arizona; a potential project to extend the life of El Abra through sulphide leaching; the exciting Tenke Fungurume copper/cobalt project in the DRC, which is expected to begin production by 2009; the expansion of FCX’s DOZ underground mine in Indonesia; and other developments of FCX’s large-scale, high-grade underground ore bodies in the Grasberg district in Indonesia The combined company will have significant high potential exploration rights in copper regions around the world, including FCX’s existing prospects in Papua, Indonesia, and Phelps Dodge’s opportunities at its Tenke concession, in the US and South America, as well as Phelps Dodge’s portfolio of exciting exploration targets. FCX will continue its longstanding focus on adding value through exploration The combination of FCX’s and Phelps Dodge’s proven management and best practices in open pit and underground mining will facilitate the sharing of expertise to optimize perations across the asset base. Phelps Dodge’s unique mining and processing technology provides opportunities to be applied to optimize metal production at Grasberg. James R. Moffett, Chairman of FCX, will continue as chairman. Richard C. Adkerson, CEO of FCX, will serve as CEO of the combined company. Upon completion of the transaction, J. Steven Whisler is expected to retire after more than 30 years of service to Phelps Dodge. Timothy R. Snider will be COO of the combined company, Ramiro G. Peru will be Chief Financial Officer and Kathleen L. Quirk will be Chief Investment Officer. Mark J. Johnson will continue as COO of FCX’s Indonesian operations and Michael J. Arnold will continue in his executive management role, including serving as Chief Financial and Administrative Officer of FCX’s Indonesian operations. At closing, FCX will add to its board of directors three independent members from Phelps Dodge’s board, increasing the size of the board to sixteen directors in total. The parent company will retain the Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold name and trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol ‘FCX.’ The Phelps Dodge name will continue to be used in its existing operations. The corporate headquarters of the combined company will be located in Phoenix, Arizona and FCX will maintain its New Orleans, Louisiana, office for accounting and administrative functions for its Indonesian operations.last_img read more

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Nearly twothirds of Irish farms are not economically viable

first_imgJUST 37 PER CENT of Irish farms are economically viable farm businesses according to a new survey which has shown that average family farm income fell by 15 per cent less year.Preliminary estimates published in the Teagasc National Farm Survey today show that the Single Farm Payment, an EU subsidy, remains the most important direct payment to farmers, accounting for 58 per cent of their income.For cattle farmers it accounts for 80 per cent of their income with dairy farmers less reliant on the payment which makes up 33 per cent of their income.Thirty-seven per cent of farms are classed as economically viable in that these farms have the capacity to pay family labour at the average agricultural wage and provide five per cent return on non-land assets.As a result most farms in Ireland are classed in the survey as either sustainable or vulnerable. A sustainable farm is said to be not economically viable but sustainable due to off-farm income.Farms without off-farm income are classed as vulnerable and there are about 26,000 of these in Ireland.Production and feed costs all increased last year as a result of the inclement weather with expenditure on feed up by over a quarter.Average family farm income fell from €30,095 to €25,483, a 15 per cent drop but still more than in 2010. Income on dairy farms fell by fell by 24 per cent last year from €67,847 to €51,648, the largest drop.Read: Fodder scheme doubled to €2m and extended for two more weeksRead: 20 per cent increase in dead animals as fodder crisis deepensRead: CSO farming figures show sheep numbers up 7pc, potatoes down 13.1pclast_img read more

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Geek deals Deep discounts on Pinnacle home theater products

Sound, by its very nature, is a very subjective beast. Some people are happy to listen to their laptop speakers, the earbuds that came with their MP3 player, or the speakers built into their TV. Others, generally those who have experienced an aftermarket audio system in the past, scoff at those ideas and always supplant the default speakers in any electronics they have.Not only do you gain higher fidelity sound, but you can gain immersion and realism with a proper set of surround speakers. Dell Small Business is offering discounts on such speaker kits, taking up to 75% off of a number of Pinnacle home theater systems. The packages Dell is offering range from mild to wild, with matching price tags. They include everything needed to transform your sound and are ready to hook up to your receiver or other AV system, like a game console or cable box.On the top of the line, we see the Pinnacle MB 15700 Audiophile 7.1 speaker system, which includes your four surround speakers, a 12-inch 500 watt subwoofer, and a center speaker bar with FIFTEEN individual speakers for even better channel separation. This beast normally runs $2999, but Dell is knocking $2200 off to bring the price down to $799 with free shipping. If that’s a little rich for you, they have packages starting at $369 after discount.Pinnacle Home Theater deals at Logic Buy read more

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Clonage réussi dun cochon héros national en Chine

first_imgClonage réussi d’un cochon, héros national en ChineLe Sunday Morning Post de Hong-Kong rapporte le clonage réussi d’un cochon castré, devenu une vedette en Chine pour avoir survécu durant un mois à son ensevelissement, après le terrible séisme qui a frappé le Sichuan en 2008. Avec ses 150 kilos et ses 5 ans d’âge (l’équivalent de la soixantaine, chez l’homme), Zhu Jiangqiang (‘le cochon à forte volonté’) est un véritable héros national en Chine. À lire aussiLe tardigrade, cet animal quasi indestructible, révèle la clé de ses super-pouvoirsAprès le tremblement de terre de 2008, qui avait coûté la vie à plus de 90.000 personnes, ce porc domestique avait survécu, enseveli sous les décombres de sa porcherie, pendant 36 jours, mâchant du charbon de bois et buvant de l’eau de pluie.Hélas, pas de fiers héritiers pour le noble animal : ce n’est ni son âge, ni le traumatisme subi qui l’empêchent de se reproduire, mais tout simplement le fait qu’il est castré. Pour ‘immortaliser’ ce héros, une équipe de scientifiques dirigés par Du Yutao a donc décidé de le cloner avec succès, donnant naissance à 6 petits ‘Zhu’ à l’identique, y compris la tache de naissance entre les yeux. Ils devraient être acheminés vers un institut de génétique. Le 20 septembre 2011 à 15:36 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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No cause pinpointed in east Vancouver RV fire

first_imgThe Vancouver Fire Marshal’s Office was unable to determine the cause of a Friday afternoon RV fire in east Vancouver.Vancouver fire crews responded around 3:30 p.m. to the 15300 block of Southeast Stevenson Drive. Crews found a motor home engulfed in flames, according to emergency radio traffic monitored at The Columbian.The fire was extinguished in a few minutes, according to Dean Bray, lead deputy fire marshal. The owner of the 1995 RV — almost completely destroyed from smoke, water and fire — was not inside at the time, Bray said. The Red Cross assisted the man in finding living arrangements. While several accidental causes, including an electrical failure, are possible, the fire marshal’s office could not pinpoint one, Bray said. No surrounding structures, save some soot that carried into a nearby shed, were affected.last_img read more

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National Heritage Month

first_img Related Items:national heritage month, rufus ewing NEW CHAIRMAN, PNP keeps Ewing Coming budget proposes police recruitment and aerial surveillance, says Premier Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you PNP Convention Feb 19 Weekend; South Caicos woman announces at large interest Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 02 Oct 2014 – It is National Heritage month in the Turks and Caicos… the culture minister, Premier Rufus Ewing is asking the nation to use the time to reflect on traditions and the good old days of the TCI.last_img read more

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Another body of Rohingya washed ashore in Teknaf

first_imgBodyAnother body of Rohingya was washed ashore after the latest incident of boat capsize in Bay of Bengal.The Bangladesh coast guard recovered the body of a man from Gholarchar area of Shah Porir Dwip in Teknaf upazila of Cox’s Bazar on Thursday.So far 32 bodies were recovered in the incident. Of them, 16 are children and 13 women.Police said an engine boat carrying 50 Rohingyas including women and children from Myanmar was heading towards Teknaf on Sunday evening. As the boat was lashed by a stormy wind, it capsized off Shah Porir Dwip coast in Teknaf at 9:00pm.Speaking to Prothom Alo, station commander of Shah Porir Dwip coast guard unit, lieutenant Jafar Imam Sajib said a body of Rohingya man aged between 25 and 30 years was recovered from the Gholarchar area at 8:30am on Thursday.The body was handed over to Teknaf police station, he added.last_img read more

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WATCH Mahomes and Mayfields record shattering 2016 matchup might be the greatest

first_img The highlights may be the most entertaining offensive highlights in the history of college football.Even though he took the loss, here’s Mahomes record setting night. Maybe this is the film that sold Andy Reid. Looking back on his first 3 weeks of the NFL season it looks a massive flashing billboard saying “Draft ME!” As for Mayfield,  545 yards and 7 TD’s on 35 attempts is about as ruthlessly efficient performance as you’ll ever see. Colin would probably point out that the red Raider defense is trash and he had better offensive personnel (Joe Mixon went bananas), but it’s still impressive. Patrick Mahomes and Baker Mayfield are two of the biggest stories from the young NFL season, and if their college football record shattering 2016 matchup while they were slinging it at Texas Tech and Oklahoma is any indication, it’s gonna be a show when they meet up for the first time in the NFL.For those that might have forgotten, or missed it, Mayfield and Mahomes combined for an NCAA record 1,383 combined total yards from two players when they met up in an October Big 12 shootout in Lubbock, and broke a boatload of school and NCAA records.The stat line reads like a Madden game set on pro with 12 minute quarters. Mayfield ended up on top, 66-59, and threw for 545 yards on 27 of 36 passing with a school record 7 touchdowns.Mahomes tossed for an NCAA record-tying 724 yards on a cartoonish 52 of 88 (!!) with 5 TD’s and a pick. Mahomes also rushed 12 times for 85 yards, which gave him the NCAA record with 819 yards total yards from scrimmage.center_img Advertisementlast_img read more

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Housing Inventory and Increasing Construction

first_img September 19, 2018 539 Views Housing starts were up in August, according to the latest Housing Starts Survey from the U.S. Census Bureau. According to the Survey, privately-owned housing starts in August were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,282,000, 9.2 percent above the revised July estimate of 1,174,000 and 9.4 percent above the August 2017 rate of 1,172,000.The Census Bureau found that despite the increase in construction starts in August, now privately-owned building permits fell,  5.7 percent month over month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,229,000, and down 5.5 percent year over year from 1,300,000 in August 2017. Despite this, First American Chief Economist Mark Fleming stated that the increase in starts is enough to indicate a strong market.“The growth in housing starts is welcome news after two consecutive monthly declines,” said Fleming.Fleming added: “The continued year-over-year growth in completions means more homes on the market in the short-term, offering some immediate relief in alleviating housing supply shortages.”What worries Realtor.com Chief Economist Danielle Hale is the increase in multifamily construction, leaving single-family construction behind.“Although the jump in starts is good news for the overall economy because multi-family construction will boost GDP and provide jobs and incomes to the builders, the overwhelming majority of multi-family construction is built for rent,” said Hale. “It will offer no relief to the inventory-starved home buying market and could exacerbate the trend of renting becoming more affordable than owning. Without entry-level single-family home construction, millennials will continue to lag behind other generations in their ownership rate and experience a delay in the wealth building that comes from homeownership.”With increases in construction in mind, Fleming also noted the impact of Hurricane Florence on construction, not only in repairing the damage but on the labor force.“Due to the impacts of Hurricane Florence, we expect to see a dip in the number of permits, starts, and completions in the next few months, particularly in the South,” said Fleming. “But hurricanes are not only detrimental to existing homes; they have significant impacts on the labor force. Research has found that average labor costs increased 10 percent following Hurricane Katrina in the three metro areas surrounding New Orleans 1.5 years after the storm. As recovery efforts ramp up, the existing shortage of construction workers will be felt all the more keenly, likely presenting a challenge to rebuilding efforts and further limiting the pace of new home construction” Housing Inventory and Increasing Construction in Daily Dose, Data, News, Originationcenter_img Census Bureau Construction Permits 2018-09-19 Seth Welborn Sharelast_img read more

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