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Juventus set to break more records with title 1 point away

first_imgSpectator charged with assaulting WWE star Bret Hart It will be Allegri’s fifth league title in as many years in charge of Juventus, continuing the streak started under predecessor Antonio Conte.No club in Europe’s top five leagues has won eight in a row. Lyon came close, winning seven straight French league titles.If Juventus ends the season with at least six victories and a draw, it will finish with 103 points, surpassing the all-time Serie A record of 102 points it set in 2013-14. If it wins all its remaining matches it would have won 34 out of 38 games, breaking another one of the records it set that season.MILAN FUMINGAC Milan’s dismal record at Juventus continued, but perhaps it shouldn’t have.ADVERTISEMENT Juventus celebrate their victory at the end of the Italian Serie A soccer match between Juventus and AC Milan at the Allianz Stadium in Turin, Italy, Saturday, April 6, 2019. (Andrea Di Marco/ANSA via AP)MILAN — Juventus is set to break a slew of records in Serie A — again.The team’s 2-1 win over AC Milan this weekend, coupled with Napoli’s draw against 10-man Genoa, has left Juventus needing only one point to secure a record-extending eighth straight Serie A title.ADVERTISEMENT DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Icardi had a mixed reception in his first appearance at home since early February, after ending a nearly two-month standoff at Genoa on Wednesday.There was applause from some sections and boos from others when Icardi’s name was read out, while a banner was displayed with the words “welcome back captain.”Icardi has been stripped of the captaincy amid protracted contract negotiations.There were also chants against him from a section of hardcore fans, but they were jeered by the rest of the stadium.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss LATEST STORIES Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Milan hasn’t beaten Juventus in Turin since 2011, when current Milan coach Gennaro Gattuso scored the winner for a team which was then led by now Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri.However, Milan sporting director Leonardo has lashed out at what he called “very clear refereeing errors,” adding that “the referee was inadequate.”The focus of Milan’s ire was a penalty which was not given, with the score still 0-0, despite Alex Sandro stopping Hakan Calhanoglu’s cross with his arm. After reviewing the play, referee Michael Fabbri decided it was involuntary.“It’s the seventh year that Milan haven’t left a match against Juventus in Turin with points,” Gattuso said. “There have been some refereeing mistakes but also mistakes that we could have avoided ourselves.“We could have been better, but also luckier … I don’t know who decided not to give a penalty but I’m not looking for excuses.”The call could prove costly for Milan’s chances of qualifying for next year’s Champions League. It still occupies the final berth but is above Atalanta on its head-to-head record, while Roma and Lazio are just behind.There are three points separating Milan in fourth and seventh-place Lazio, which has a match in hand. The two meet at San Siro on Saturday.ICARDI RETURNFor a brief moment on Sunday, Inter Milan fans turned their ire from Mauro Icardi to Mario Balotelli.Balotelli was at the San Siro to watch his former team’s 0-0 draw against Atalanta. When he was shown on the big screen, he was resoundingly jeered. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte View comments That should be more than doable at relegation-threatened Spal on Saturday, even with the exertions of a midweek trip to Amsterdam for the first leg of the Champions League quarterfinals against Ajax.If Juventus does get the point it needs at Spal, the team would become the first Italian club to clinch the title with six matches to spare. The previous record of five matches was set by Torino in 1947-48 and matched by Fiorentina in 1955-56 and Inter Milan in 2006-07.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“Winning eight titles in a row isn’t easy,” Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri said. “I hear talk of a title race that is not very interesting but it is more credit to Juventus than lack of credit to the others.“Napoli is doing what it should be to win it, and should be congratulated. But I think even more compliments should be given to Juve, because we have gone above and beyond.” Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power gridlast_img read more

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Ravindra Jadeja-Ravichandran Ashwin spin duo dismantle New Zealand to give India edge

first_imgThe first two days gave no encouraging indication of pitch turning square and aiding the spinners. But on day three, the Green Park track had spin and bounce – needless to say the Indian spin duo of Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja were in thick of things. At the end of day two, Tom Latham and Kane Williamson had done well to keep the Indian bowlers at bay, especially the two spinners. India started with spin from both ends and Ashwin didn’t take long to send back overnight batsman Latham for 58 trapped lbw. Then Jadeja joined in to snare Ross Taylor out for a duck. The ball of the match has to be the one bowled by Ashwin to get the prized wicket of Williamson for 75. The ball pitching way outside off, spun back sharply to castle the stumps of a clueless Kiwi captain. Once the overnight batsmen were gone, Ashwin and Jadeja were all over the tourists. However, the partnerships between Luke Ronchi-Mitchell Santner and then the stand between Santner and BJ Watling frustrated India. And once both these stands were broken, the New Zealand slide was fast. The left-arm spinner picked up three wickets (Mark Craig, Ish Sodhi, Trent Bount) in one over to complete his fifth five-wicket haul in Tests. This was Jadeja’s first five-for since December 2015 against South Africa in Delhi. (R Ashwin can overshadow Kapil Dev as India’s best all-rounder) Jadeja (5-73) was successful today against New Zealand for not trying anything different and bowling to his strengths. His four wickets out of five were lbw dismissals. Meanwhile at the other end Ashwin also played a key role by picking up wickets at crucial stages and finishing with impressive figures of 4-93. Moreover, in this match he stands a chance of becoming the second fastest to 200 Test wickets after Aussie spinner Clarrie Grimmett, who achieved the feat in his 36th Test. Ashwin, who is playing his 37th match, is just three wickets away from the milestone and with the pitch turning sharp, the record looks achievable. Currently, Waqar Younis and Dennis Lillee are joint second fastest to 200 wickets. In the last home series against South Africa, spinners had a happy time with the ball turning square right from the first session. But the Kanpur strip didn’t behave that way and looked vicious only on the morning of day three when Ashwin and Jadeja were bowling in tandem. The New Zealand batsmen played the sweep shot consistently to counter spin and it worked pretty well, but flopped once there was some juice on offer for the spinners. (New Zealand go down on their knees to combat Indian spin) As the game progresses, the wicket is bound to break and the Indian spin duo would be too hot to handle, with New Zealand having to bat in the fourth innings.advertisementlast_img read more

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ICC U-19 World Cup: Traditional Haka dance welcomes captains as tournament gets underway in New Zealand

first_imgHaka, the traditional war dance in Maori culture of New Zealand, greeted the captains of the participating teams of the ICC Under 19 World Cup, which start January 13 in Christchurch.Prithvi Shaw walked out onto the Hagley Oval in Christchurch, with captains of 15 other nations for the welcome event ahead of the World Cup.WATCH VIDEOThe tournament sees 10 Test playing sides (prior to Afghanistan and Ireland’s recent inclusion) along with Namibia (best finishing non-Test playing side from the 2016 event in Bangladesh) having gained automatic qualification. The 11 sides have been joined by five regional qualifiers – Kenya (Africa), Canada (Americas), Papua New Guinea (East Asia Pacific), Afghanistan (Asia) and Ireland (Europe).The captains emerge and receive a traditional Maori welcome as the #U19CWC welcome event gets underway in Christchurch! pic.twitter.com/6SWxSEfPRW- Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) January 7, 2018What better way to get #U19CWC kicked off than with a haka! �??? pic.twitter.com/FIXG3X541v- Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) January 7, 2018India, who are have won the tournament most number of times along with the Aussies, are in Group B with Australia, Zimbabwe and East Asia Pacific qualifier Papua New Guinea. The three-time champions will open their campaign against Australia on January 14 in Christchurch. They will next face Papua New Guinea on January 16 and Zimbabwe on January 19. India will play two warm-up games – South Africa, on 9th January and Kenya, on January 11.Hosts New Zealand are in Group A along with South Africa, Kenya and defending champions West Indies. While, England in Group C have been dealt an easy task, with Bangladesh, Canada and Namibia completing their list.  Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Afghanistan are all in Group D with Ireland.advertisementThe skippers get their hands on the prize for the cameras! �??� �?�? pic.twitter.com/rgBKH6wIMt- Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) January 7, 2018New Zealand will start off preceding at Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui on January 13 and the top two sides from each group will advance to the Super League while the remaining eight teams will figure in the Plate Championship. The final will be played at Bay Oval in Tauranga on 3 February while both semi-finals will be played at Hagley Oval in Christchurch on January 29 and January 30.The plate tournament will run concurrently but end with the final at the Bert Sutcliffe Oval in Christchurch on January 28. Australia and India have both won the tournament three times each, Pakistan have won it two times, while the West Indies, South Africa and England have won it once each.Festivities over at the Hagley Oval, time for the captains to answer some questions for the �??� #U19CWC #FutureStars pic.twitter.com/FPOzKjt8YX- Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) January 7, 2018Virat Kohli , who had famously lead India to the title back in 2008, met India’s current captain, Prithvi Shaw, ahead of the team’s departure.”The players that will take part in the 2018 edition in New Zealand will have another opportunity to showcase their talent in front of the world and really look to stand out from the bunch, I think that should be the mindset of each and every player because it does present an opportunity,” he had said on the occasion.India U-19 Squad: Prithvi Shaw (captain), Shubman Gill (vice captain), Manjot Kalra, Himanshu Rana, Abhishek Sharma, Riyan Parag, Aryan Juyal (wicket-keeper), Harvik Desai (wicket-keeper), Shivam Mavi, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Ishan Porel, Arshdeep Singh, Anukul Roy, Shiva Singh, Pankaj Yadav.last_img read more

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Virat Kohli hits record sixth Test double century, second in a row

first_imgVirat Kohli brought up yet another double ton as India continued to dominate Sri Lanka in the three-match Test series. He now becomes the only captain to score six double hundreds. He had eqaulled Brian Lara with his previous double century in Nagpur.Kohli pulled Suranga Lakmal and ran two to bring up his sixth double century in whites during the third Test against the Lankans at the Feroz Shah Kotla in Delhi.He overtook Rahul Dravid, who has five double hundreds, and now equals Virender Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar for most double tons for India in Test cricket.Kohli is the fourth batsman to hit successive double hundreds and second Indian to do so.Kohli, who was unbeaten on 156 at stumps on Day 1, had to watch the last session out on Saturday because the hosts lost two late wickets on Day 1. However, he started Day 2 slowly before settling in and hitting the bowlers around the park. Once settled in, Kohli eased into his game and brought up his second double ton of the series in the 108the over.Runs galore for King Kohli as he brings up his 6th double ton in Test cricket #INDvSL pic.twitter.com/IgKXGvMKIM- BCCI (@BCCI) December 3, 2017Back to back double ?? for King Kohli #INDvSL pic.twitter.com/NDMmtzbs4W- BCCI (@BCCI) December 3, 2017He hit 20 fours in his innings so far.On Day 1, Kohli and in-form Murali Vijay were involved in a massive 283-run stand to deflate Sri Lanka and help India score 371/4 at stumps.advertisementThe 29-year-old was simply unstoppable as the right-hander scored at nearly a run a ball, treating the weekend crowd to some exciting shot-making.Gamage was on the receiving end of Kohli’s sublime batting in an eventful 37th over when the batsman hit the bowler for three boundaries – a drive through extra cover, followed by a leg glance and an imperious pull in front of square.The run machine continues. Three consecutive 100s for @imVkohli #INDvSL pic.twitter.com/sevr4oLuid- BCCI (@BCCI) December 2, 2017He reached the three-figure mark with a single off off-spinner Dilruwan Perera as India reached 264/2 in the 62nd over after opting to bat first.In the process, he surpassed Sachin Tendulkar (107) to become the second fastest Indian batsman to score 20 hundreds in Test cricket. Sunil Gavaskar heads the list having reached the milestone in just 93 innings while Kohli got there in his 105th innings.He also became the quickest to complete 52 international centuries across formats, achieving the feat in his 350th innings to beat South African Hashim Amla’s record of 378 innings.Overall, Kohli is placed in fifth place behind Don Bradman (55), Gavaskar (93), Matthew Hayden (95) and Steve Smith (99).He also went past 5000 Test runs and became the fourth-quickest Indian to achieve the feat in his 105th innings. Not only that, he also smashed 3000 Test runs as captain — the third Indian skipper after MS Dhoni and Gavaskar to achieve the feat.last_img read more

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Bringing blockchain to the Internet of Things

first_imgBlockchain: Uses for engineers may happen somedayThe distributed digital ledger technology is making waves in business applications, but not so much for engineering use cases. The technology is still too immature. >> This article was originally published on our sister site, EE Times: “Blockchain Bolstering the Internet of Things.” Hyperledger Project resources for developersEmbedded applications increasingly need a solution that resists data tampering and increases transparency and accountability. Blockchain technology could meet that need and the Hyperledger Project can help. Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: IoT By cryptographically linking group-validated data blocks together, blockchain technology creates an immutable record of transactions that matches IoT needs. (Source: NIST) For all the promise, however, the use of blockchain in the IoT faces many challenges. In this Special Project, Aspencore offers a peek behind the veil between hype and reality of blockchain. It begins with a brief introduction to blockchain basics, showing how Bitcoin is only one implementation of a blockchain and not necessarily the best suited to IoT needs. There is also a survey of open-source blockchain building blocks available to developers seeking to explore alternative implementations. And to keep grounded, we report on the current status of blockchain in engineering applications and assess the challenges still to overcome.There is still much experimentation and development needed before blockchain proves itself in practical IoT applications, but the industry is optimistic that the apparent promises of combining the two will ultimately be realized. This Special Project provides a starting point for those just beginning their explorations of blockchain in the IoT. It will be followed by another Special Project that explores the use blockchain in another key industry application – the electronics supply chain.Check out all the stories in this Special Project on blockchain and the IoT: Blockchain Bolstering the Internet of ThingsBlockchain technology may hold the key to unlocking the IoT’s full potential, but will need to be properly adapted to succeed. We examine how two of the biggest technological trends in recent years are intersecting. Across the electronics industry the terms “blockchain” and “the Internet of things” (IoT) are beginning to be linked together. Blockchain first gained attention as part of the cryptocurrency wave, typified by Bitcoin, challenging the norms of financial transactions. But it’s not so much monetary interactions that have caught the attention of IoT providers as it is data transactions. Blockchain at its core provides a tamper-proof, distributed, recordkeeping mechanism that looks to be highly applicable to resolving key issues associated with networks of autonomously interacting connected devices.At a high concept level, at least, the match between blockchain and the IoT looks strong. The most compelling IoT use cases call for distributed devices interacting directly with one another rather than being coordinated through a central service. An industrial IoT system, for instance, might call for a temperature sensor at one point in a process flow to inform a valve controller at another point in the flow to adjust its setting. Yet, there often also needs to be a record of such interactions for oversight or regulatory purposes. Blockchain provides a mechanism for creating such records in multiple locations simultaneously while keeping them both consistent tamper-resistant. In this Special Project, we examine how two of the biggest technological trends in recent years are intersecting. A list of all the articles in this series is below. Blockchain can also support conditional interactions among devices through the mechanism of smart contracts. A smart contract is code that executes when a specific set of triggering events has occurred, working along the lines of an If-Then premise. A building automation system, for instance, might use a smart contract to have all the room air conditioners automatically raise their temperature settings by a few degrees when current sensor readings on the building mains exceed some threshold, to prevent overloading the wires. With blockchain, there is no need for a central controller to make this decision, every unit will make it for itself.Security of communications among IoT devices has long been an industry concern, and blockchain promises assistance there, as well. In the blockchain concept many or even all the nodes in the network check the validity of message traffic before accepting and recording the transfer of data, whether that data represents a financial transaction or a sensor reading. They must reach a consensus on that validity assessment for a transfer to be acted upon, greatly reducing the opportunities for false transactions to be entered in the system.center_img Continue Reading Previous Silicon Labs: isolated smart switches drive any load in harsh industrial environmentsNext u-blox: Bluetooth low energy beacons optimize asset tracking on site NIST blockchain diagram Basics of blockchain for the IoTBitcoin and the IoT are two of today’s hottest trends, and they find their intersection in blockchain technology. But the blockchain of the IoT is different from the blockchain of Bitcoin. Leave a Reply Cancel reply You must Register or Login to post a comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. 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New Zealand players make sombre homecoming after World Cup blow

first_imgA group of rueful New Zealand players touched down on home soil on Thursday, still coming to terms with the gut-wrenching defeat to England in the World Cup final.Pace bowler Trent Boult was among six Black Caps players making a low-key homecoming at Auckland airport, soaking up commiserations from a few fans and well-wishers.The left-armer was still haunted by the deflection off Ben Stokes’s bat in the 50th over that raced to the boundary and helped send the final into a Super Over before England claimed the win on the total boundaries scored.”It’s natural to nitpick, to wonder about all those little things and how it could have been a totally different game,” he told reporters at the airport.”I’ve been living that last over in my mind a lot somehow I got hit for six along the ground which has never happened before.”To see the scores level (after the Super Over) and still lose, yeah, that was a pretty unique situation.”England’s maiden World Cup title denied New Zealand their first but the class shown by Black Caps captain Kane Williamson and his players in defeat generated global acclaim.New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said she wanted to put on a home-coming celebration for the team but their different schedules and commitments have put the idea on ice for the time being.Boult said he was overwhelmed by the messages of support from the public.”We’ve just been on a plane 15 hours and there were a lot of Kiwis saying we felt for you’,” he said.advertisement”I didn’t really know what to say. Obviously, we’re all hurting and we’re sorry for letting everyone down.”I just want to get home, walk my dog along the beach and try to forget about it but it’s gonna be a hard one to swallow for the next couple of years.”Also Read | World Cup 2019: James Neesham’s childhood coach died during Super OverAlso Read | Sri Lanka Cricket set to make changes to coaching staff after Bangladesh ODI seriesAlso See:last_img read more

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These 2 Conferences Have Been Terrible This Bowl Season

first_imga wide shot of the rose bowl gamePASADENA, CA – JANUARY 01: in the 2018 College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual at the Rose Bowl on January 1, 2018 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)College football’s bowl season is set to kick into high gear today, with several major games taking place, including the College Football Playoff semifinals.Most of the major conferences still have a bunch of teams left to play, but some of the lower conferences have already had a ton of games.Two conferences are struggling big-time.Those two conferences: American Athletic Conference and the Mid-American Conference.From NCAA.com:American Athletic ConferenceRecord: 1-4 Wins: Tulane Losses: South Florida, Memphis, Houston, TempleMid-American ConferenceRecord: 1-5 Wins: Ohio Losses: Eastern Michigan, Northern Illinois, Toledo, Western Michigan, BuffaloYou can view the full conference standings here.The College Football Playoff games, meanwhile, are set to kick off at 4 p.m. E.T.Clemson and Notre Dame are set to kick off at 4 p.m. E.T., with Alabama and Oklahoma playing at 8 p.m. E.T.last_img read more

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Alberta RCMP safety officers investigate deaths of three people near Edmonton

first_imgThe Canadian Press LEDUC, Alta. — Three people are dead after an apparent workplace accident just south of Edmonton.Police, firefighters and emergency crews responded Thursday afternoon to a call at Millennium Cryogenic Technologies in Leduc.Mayor Bob Young confirms that three people died.Young says it isn’t clear what happened at the worksite in the Leduc Business Park.He says the situation is contained and there is no risk to the public.RCMP and Alberta Occupational Health & Safety officers are investigating.“On behalf of Leduc City Council and administration, I want to express our deepest condolences to the co-workers and families affected by this tragic incident,” Young said in a statement.Premier Rachel Notley said her heart breaks for the workers and their families.“While we wait for details about how this tragic accident happened, my thoughts are with all those who are mourning this terrible loss,” she said in a statement. (CTV Edmonton)last_img read more

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Sydney Under Siege

By Jack StanovsekRabat – An armed gunman has taken siege of the Lindt Chocolat Café in Sydney’s Martin Place. An undisclosed amount of hostages were in the café, with reports of up to forty people inside. The event is currently being described as a single individual’s terrorist attack.The gunman, Man Haron Monis, is a 49 year-old Iranian refugee who came to Australia in 1996 after being granted political asylum. He has self-described himself as a Muslim cleric. Mr. Monis has a long history with the law and is currently out of jail on bail after being an accessory to his former wife’s murder while also facing more than forty sexual and indecent assault charges. He was also convicted for sending offensive letters to families of deceased Australian soldiers. Monis reportedly entered the café at around 10 AM wearing a backpack and a black bandana. He disabled the automatic sliding glass doors and forced patrons to put their hands in the air after revealing a sawed off shotgun. He later forced hostages to press a black flag bearing white Arabic text of the shahada against the café window. Extremist jihadist groups commonly use this flag worldwide. There are reports that Monis demanded for the flag of the Islamic State militant group to be delivered to the café, though these remain unconfirmed.At around 3:40 PM, five hostages including two Lindt employees were released from the café, running to the Australia police for safety. It is believed that Monis released them to read his demands to local media outlets, however police have urged for the demands not to be reported.Mr. Monis had been in contact with police by forcing one of the hostages to list his demands to them over the phone. He has also forced hostages to be in contact with local media outlets.While hundreds of heavily armed police circled around the café, Sydney’s entire CBD was put on lockdown. The immediate area surrounding the café was completely closed off to the public, with New South Wales premier Mike Baird urging affected workers to work from home until the situation is contained. In address to the Australian public, Prime Minister Tony Abbott has described the situation as, “profoundly shocking,” after meeting with The National Security Committee of Cabinet twice in the past day.At 2:31 AM, police confirmed that the siege is over. A male hostage ran from the café after 2:06 AM, with another group of hostages following suit. Gunshots were heard as police stormed the café. At least two hostages were visibly injured. Police have not yet released a full statement on the extent of the injuries or the fate of Man Haron Monis, but they have confirmed that the siege is over. read more

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Aloysius claims he has forgotten his Apple password

Businessman Arjun Aloysius who is being investigated in the alleged treasury bond scam, claims he does not remember his Apple password.A lawyer appearing on behalf of Aloysius told the Presidential Commission investigating the scam that Aloysius is unable to provide the password of his Apple account to access his laptop as he does not remember it anymore. The laptop and mobile devices used by Aloysius are being investigated as part of the probe in the bond scam.

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Oil jumps above 94 a barrel on unexpected drop in US supplies

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email The price of oil jumped above $94 a barrel Wednesday after an unexpected drop in U.S. crude supplies.Benchmark oil was up 96 cents to close at $94.24 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange.Oil supplies fell by 1 million barrels, or 0.3 per cent, to 360.3 million barrels last week. Analysts expected an increase of 2.5 million barrels. The drop was due mainly to a decline in imports. Gasoline supplies grew less than expected as refineries slowed output.Still, supplies of oil and gasoline remain above average for this time of year, with crude inventories nearly 9 per cent higher than a year ago and gasoline levels more than 3 per cent higher. U.S. production of crude, at more than 7 million barrels a day, is the highest in 20 years.Going forward, traders will be watching for the latest reading on China’s economic growth Friday and developments in contentious negotiations in Washington over the nation’s borrowing limit.Brent crude, used to price international varieties of oil, was up 5 cents to $119.68 per barrel on the ICE Futures exchange in London.In other energy futures trading on Nymex:— Wholesale gasoline rose 1 cent to $2.72 a gallon.— Natural gas lost 2 cents to $3.44 per 1,000 cubic feet.— Heating oil fell 1 cent to $3.00 a gallon.___(TSX:ECA, TSX:IMO, TSX:SU, TSX:HSE, NYSE:BP, NYSE:COP, NYSE:XOM, NYSE:CVX, TSX:CNQ, TSX:TLM, TSX:COS.UN, TSX:CVE) by The Associated Press Posted Jan 16, 2013 4:17 pm MDT Oil jumps above $94 a barrel on unexpected drop in US supplies read more

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Israeli pharmaceutical giant Teva buys Allergans generic drug business for 405B

JERUSALEM – Israel’s Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. said Monday it is purchasing Dublin-based Allergan PLC’s generic pharmaceuticals business for $40.5 billion, in what Israeli analysts called the largest-ever acquisition by an Israeli company.Statements from both companies say the deal will see Allergan receive $33.75 billion in cash and shares of Teva valued Monday at $6.75 billion. In light of the acquisition, Teva said it was withdrawing its $40 billion-plus takeover offer for pharmaceuticals company Mylan N.V.Word of the acquisition saw Teva shares shoot up 13 per cent in pre-opening trading on the Nasdaq. Trading in Teva shares on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange halted over the news of the sale.The Israeli pharmaceutical giant is the world’s largest generic drugmaker. It said in a statement that the acquisition would provide patients with more access to affordable medicines.“Through our acquisition of Allergan Generics, we will establish a strong foundation for long-term, sustainable growth, anchored by leading generics capabilities and a world-class late-stage pipeline that will accelerate our ability to build an exceptional portfolio of products – both in generics and specialty as well as the intersection of the two,” Erez Vigodman, president and CEO of Teva, said in a statement.Brent Saunders, CEO and president of Allergan, said in a statement the sale would help his company enhance its “global-branded pharmaceutical business and strengthen our financial position.”Teva is Israel’s largest drug company and has long been a source of pride for Israelis. The company dates back to 1901, when its founders launched a small importer of medications. According to the company’s website, it began producing drugs in the 1930s.Its late CEO, Eli Hurwitz, ran the company from 1976 to 2002 and received Israel’s highest award for lifetime achievement. Teva’s aggressive expansion included acquisitions around the globe and patent challenges.Its takeover of Ivax Corp. in 2005 and Barr Pharmaceuticals in 2008 for about $7.4 billion each were the biggest by an Israeli company at the time and cemented Teva’s position as the world’s largest producer of generic drugs.The company also branched out into developing branded drugs, including Copaxone, developed in Israel for the treatment of multiple sclerosis. It also has a patent on Azilect, a treatment for Parkinson’s disease.Yossi Vardi, one of Israel’s most-successful tech investors, said Teva’s acquisition could signal a new stage in Israeli business, encouraging companies to make similarly large acquisitions.“This becomes something strategic. In Israel … since it’s a very small community, everybody inspires everybody else,” Vardi said.___Online:Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.: www.tevapharm.comAllergan PLC: www.allergan.com Israeli pharmaceutical giant Teva buys Allergan’s generic drug business for $40.5B by Daniel Estrin, The Associated Press Posted Jul 27, 2015 4:04 am MDT Last Updated Jul 27, 2015 at 5:00 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

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North American stock markets solidly lower as investors mull US Fed news

North American stock markets solidly lower as investors mull U.S. Fed news TORONTO – North American markets closed solidly in the red after the U.S. Federal Reserve’s decision Thursday to keep its key interest rate unchanged reignited concerns about lagging global economic growth.The S&P/TSX composite index lost 140.26 points to close at 13,646.90, while the loonie rose 0.25 of a U.S. cent to 75.66 cents US.The metals and mining sector of the TSX was the lead decliner, losing nearly five per cent, while energy stocks slipped more than two per cent. The telecom sector was the biggest gainer on the TSX, climbing 1.2 per cent.In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was down 290.16 points at 16,384.58, the broader S&P 500 index declined 32.17 points to 1,958.03, and the Nasdaq gave back 66.72 points to 4,827.23.“I think we’re seeing a little bit of digestion of what happened yesterday playing into the markets today with respect to the Fed interest rate decision,” said Gareth Watson, vice-president of investment management and research at Richardson GMP Ltd.The U.S. central bank said Thursday it would keep its benchmark overnight interest rate at between zero and 0.25 per cent, citing weakness in the global economy, low inflation and unsettled stock markets.The rate has remained unchanged since the global financial crisis of 2008.The central bank said the overnight lending rate won’t budge until there is improvement in the labour market and inflation appears to be headed back to the Fed’s target of two per cent. In the Fed’s last reading, inflation was up just 1.2 per cent.Watson said investors were looking for a rate hike, even though it would make the cost of borrowing pricier and could weigh on stocks.“I think the market would have liked to have seen an interest rate increase in the sense it would have basically put a lot of weight behind the conviction that the U.S. economy was doing well enough to support an interest rate increase,” Watson said.“Yes, equity markets have loved zero interest rates for years and years, and equity valuations have been up because of that, but I think we’re starting to get to a point where people are saying, ‘Okay, let’s get on with it.’”Watson said investors are likely trying to evaluate how much the central bank was motivated by domestic concerns rather than global ones.“There are some people questioning what the motives behind the Fed were — if it should be a concern about the overall U.S. economy,” he said.“And if that’s the case, in a way Canadians need to be a little bit concerned because we follow their economy so closely, so maybe there’s a bit of sympathy pullback because people are just questioning the overall outlook for the U.S. in general.”On the commodity markets, the December gold contract rose $20.80 to US$1,137.80 an ounce, the October crude contract was down $2.22 at US$44.68 a barrel and the October contract for natural gas was down 4.7 cents at US$2.605. The December copper contract slipped 6.6 cents to $2.386 a pound.Follow @alexposadzki on Twitter. by Alexandra Posadzki, The Canadian Press Posted Sep 18, 2015 6:45 am MDT Last Updated Sep 18, 2015 at 3:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

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Colombia set new worlds record – 8000 fans at beach handball match

Sixteen teams overall has started their campaign in the World Games 2013. This will be a very important and unforgettable event for the history of Beach Handball for sure. For the first time, Beach Handball is an official sport in the World Games. From 2nd to 4th of August, 13 countries from five different continents will compete to be the best in the World Games Beach Handball. Having teams from five different continents is a significant milestone for Beach Handball.  They started to play their matches in the famous bullfighting arena in Santiago de Cali, La Plaza de Toros de Cañaveralejo. Colombia, Brazil, Venezuela and Uruguay from Pan-America; Russia, Ukraine, Croatia, Norway and Hungary from Europe; Australia from Oceania; Qatar and Chinese Taipei from Asia and Tunisia from Africa will show their best on the World Games 2013, in Cali.In the men’s competition, as well as the defending World Champion and previous World Games winner Brazil, 7 teams will compete for gold: Australia, Croatia, Colombia, Qatar, Russia, Ukraine and Venezuela. In the women’s competition, the defending World Champion Brazil will compete with Australia, Chinese Taipei, Colombia, Hungary, Norway, Tunisia and Uruguay.For the men’s competition in group A, Brazil, among the favorites, started the World Games with 2 wins. İn the morning session “Seleçao” has beaten Russia, another favorite of the championship and silver medal winner of the previous European Championship, with an easy 2-0 result. Brazil won the periods with 27-20 and 20-10. After the 2-0 (24-4 and 26-10) win against Australia, Brazil is leading the group with 4 points. Russia and Colombia both have 2 points after 2 matches. Brazil is not only the favorite of the group, they are also the favorites of the World Games. Since the 2001 World Games in Akita (Japan) “Seleçao” has participated in the World Games continuously. They are also one of the most successful teams. They won the gold once and the bronze once. With star players like Gulliver Wellington and Diogo Vieria, it is easy to see that Brazil is putting their best effort on the beach to win the gold for the second time in row.The group B on men’s competition finished the day with full of surprised. Before the championship Ukraine and Croatia were clear favorites in the group. But after first day’s matches it was made obvious that in Beach Handball everything can happen. The silver medalist of the World Championship 2012 in Oman, Ukraine lost 2 matches in the first day. After their defeat against Qatar 2-1 after the shoot-out, they lost their second match in the afternoon session against Venezuela, again after a shoot-out. The top goal-scorer of the European Championship 2 weeks ago in Denmark, with an incredible 145 goals in 10 matches Oleksandr Poltorotskiy could not help his team to win both matches even though he scored a total of 34 points in the two matches. The winner of the 2013 European Beach Handball Championship in Denmark, Croatia started the World Games with a 2-0 win against Venezuela. But after the unexpected 2-0 loss against Qatar, “Igor Totic & Co.” bring their hopes to the second day.  With 4 points Qatar is leading the group. Croatia and Venezuela have 2 points each and Ukraine is in the 4th place with no points.As one of the favorites of World Games 2013, Norway started the competition with 2 wins. İn the morning session they won against Australia with a clear 2-0 and in the afternoon they beat Chinese Taipei after shoot-out. Norway is in the 1st place of women’s group A, with 4 points. After the 2-0 win against Uruguay, Chinese Taipei lost against Norway in the shoot-out. They are in the 2nd position with 2 points. Chinese Taipei is representing Asia for the second consecutive time in the World Games. Their first target will be definitely to reach the semi-finals. They are about to realize the “tough target”. Another team with 2 points is Uruguay.In Group B, the clear favorite Brazil won in the morning session against Hungary, the last European Champions. In the afternoon session they beat also Tunisia with a very clear 2-0 (21-6 and 19-3). With players like Patricia Scheppa and Millena Braga, Brazil is definitely one of the strongest teams of the World Games. The team won in the bronze 2001 and 2009 and in 2005 they won the gold medal at the World Games. They also twice won bronze and twice won gold in the last four World Championships. The way they are playing demonstrates that the Brazilian ladies will do their best to win their second gold in World Games Beach Handball. Another favorite of the World Games, Hungary headed to Colombia for the World Games with a mixture of young players, some first class players and beach handball veterans. The great success of this mixture was seen clearly two weeks ago at the European Championships in Randers. With the incredible performance from players like Kitti Groz, Agnes Gyori and Bozsanna Fekete, the “Valogatott” has won all 10 matches during the European Championships. After they lost their “unbeatable” title against Brazil, the Hungarian ladies won against Colombia. Tomorrow they will play against Tunisia but the chances of win by the Tunisian ladies would be considered a major upset.The Beach Handball matches at the World Games started on the 2nd of August, with preliminary round matches in two groups for both men and women. On the afternoon of 3rd of August, the semi-finals will be played. The winners of the World Games 2013 will be decided after the final matches on 4th of August. ← Previous Story The road to Qatar 2015 – Five continental qualifications ahead Next Story → World Games 2013 Cali (beach handball): Brasil and Russia for the gold! Beach handballbeach handball recordscolombia handballhandball fans COLOMBIA – VENEZUELA SET THE NEW WORLD RECORD – 8.000 FANS!Cali set the new world record in number of fans at beach handball match. Over 8.000 fans watched match between Colombia and Venezuela, but expectatios are that final day could be even more crowded.ARTICLE: IHF / XQ read more

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Laszlo Nagy will miss EHF EURO 2014

Men’s EHF EURO 2014 in Denmark stayed without another big name of the world’s handball. Hungarian star and the World’s best player in 2011, Laszlo Nagy (32) isn’t fully recovered from his knee injury and has to miss the next event with his team. After new MRI is clear that outstanding lefthander will have to rest two weeks more in order to get ready for the rest of the season.Hungary will play in the group with Norway, Iceland and Spain. ← Previous Story HANDBALL-PLANET.COM IN 2013: 440.000 unique visitors! Next Story → “YOU ARE OUR GOLDEN GIRLS” – ZRK Vardar welcomes the Serbian trio read more

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Arrests made after India factory collapses killing 11 and trapping dozens

first_imgPOLICE IN SOUTHERN India detained two construction company directors as rescuers using gas cutters and shovels searched for dozens of workers believed buried in the rubble of a building that collapsed during monsoon rains.It was one of two weekend building collapses that killed at least 22 people.The 12-story apartment structure the workers were building collapsed late Saturday while heavy rains and lightning were pounding the outskirts of Chennai, the capital of Tamil Nadu state.Construction workersPolice said 31 construction workers had been pulled out so far and the search was continuing for more than a dozen others.Four of the workers died on the spot and another seven succumbed to injuries in a hospital, said police officer George Fernandes.Fourteen workers remained hospitalized, while six others were discharged, Fernandes said. Rescue workers carry the body of a victim amid the debris of the collapsed building. Source: AP Photo/Altaf QadriPolice officer Kanan said two directors of the construction company, Prime Sristi, have been detained for questioning as authorities began investigating the collapse.The officer uses one name.Balaguru, one of the builders, said the structure collapsed possibly due to the impact of lightning.“Usually, once the construction gets over we install the equipment to prevent the building from a thunder strike. It was nearing completion,” the Press Trust of India news agency quoted Balaguru, who uses one name, as saying.Nearly 300 police and fire service workers worked overnight, looking for survivors in the debris. They used gas cutters, iron rods and shovels to reach those trapped in the rubble, after cranes lifted concrete blocks to clear the way for the rescuers.“Two to three days to clear the rubble”“Removing debris is a major challenge. It may take two to three days to clear the rubble,” said S.P. Selvam, who is heading the rescue operation.Earlier Saturday, a four-story, 50-year-old structure toppled in a poor area of New Delhi.Eleven people died and one survivor was being treated in a hospital, said fire service officer Praveer Haldiar.Most homes in that part of the capital were built without permission and using substandard materials, police officer Madhur Verma said.The Press Trust of India news agency said the New Delhi collapse was triggered by construction work on an adjacent plot.Building collapses are common in India, where high demand for housing and lax regulations have encouraged some builders to cut corners, use substandard materials or add unauthorized extra floors.In April last year, 74 people were killed when an eight-story building being constructed illegally in the Mumbai suburb of Thane in western Maharashtra state caved in. It was the worst building collapse in the country in decades.Read: Ten wounded in sword fight at Indian temple >last_img read more

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LUE enquête sur la concentration du marché des disques durs

first_imgL’UE enquête sur la concentration du marché des disques dursLa Commission européenne a décidé d’ouvrir une enquête sur la concentration du marché des disques durs. Une enquête qui s’impose selon elle après l’annonce des rachats de deux groupes asiatiques par des géants américains, Seagate et Western Digital.En mars dernier, le groupe américain Western Digital a annoncé son projet de rachat de la filiale de disques durs du japonais Hitachi pour 4,3 milliards de dollars. Quelque semaines plus tard, Seagate faisait part de sa volonté d’acquérir la division disques durs du sud-coréen Samsung Electronics, pour 1,4 milliard de dollars. Deux achats qui inquiètent la Commission européenne, rapporte le site du Nouvel Observateur. La Commission craint en effet les impacts de cette concentration sur la concurrence. Il n’existe aujourd’hui que cinq fabricants de disques durs dans le monde : Seagate, Western Digital, Hitachi, Toshiba et Samsung. Avec les deux acquisitions annoncées, les deux groupes américains pourraient détenir à eux seuls 90% du marché.À lire aussiClavier virtuel : quand vos doigts se transforment en clavierLa Commission européenne a donc décidé d’ouvrir une enquête approfondie. “Les disques durs sont la colonne vertébrale de l’économie électronique. Le secteur a déjà fait l’objet d’une phase de consolidation significative et les acquisitions envisagées vont réduire davantage la concurrence”, souligne Joaquin Almunia, le vice-président de la Commission européenne et commissaire à la Concurrence.L’UE rendra ses conclusions quant aux deux rachats le 10 octobre prochain. Elle annoncera alors sa décision d’autoriser ou de bloquer les deux accords.Le 31 mai 2011 à 15:59 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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Apple 25 millards dapplication sur lApp Store

first_imgApple : 25 millards d’application sur l’App StoreL’App Store a fêté ce week-end son vingt-cinq milliardième téléchargement d’application. Un total atteint en un peu moins de 4 ans.L’App Store a franchi ce week-end un nouveau record d’applications téléchargées. Au total, pas moins de 25 milliards d’applications ont été téléchargées en un peu moins de 4 ans !L’auteur de ce vingt-cinq milliardième téléchargement a d’ailleurs remporté un bon d’achat de 10. 000 dollars sur l’App Store ! Le nombre record d’applications téléchargées sur la magasin en ligne d’Apple montre bien l’avance que conserve la marque à la Pomme sur ses concurrents et sur Google notamment. Car la firme de Mountain View vise pour sa part les 10 millions de téléchargements.Les applications les plus appréciées sur l’App Store sont Angry Birds (en tête des applis payantes), suivi par Doodle Jump et l’application de communication WhatsApp Messenger. Les applications gratuites les plus téléchargées sont Facebook, Shazam et PagesJaunes. Autre donnée intéressante, un utilisateur d’iPhone ou d’iPad télécharge en moyenne sur son smartphone 45 applications par mois.Le 5 mars 2012 à 15:00 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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