Underscore is not supported in Intel AMT Hostnames

first_imgIf you are seeing any failures in your log around setting the hostname during a Remote configuration it could be due to a underscore in the host name. Check out Terry Cutlers post on altiris juice @ http://juice.altiris.com/tech-tip/1622/underscore-not-supported-in-intel-amt-hostnames . Terry references the RFC952 – DoD Internet host table specification @ http://www.faqs.org/rfcs/rfc952.html. Here are the assumptions from that specification. ASSUMPTIONS 1. A “name” (Net, Host, Gateway, or Domain name) is a text string up to 24 characters drawn from the alphabet (A-Z), digits (0-9), minus sign , and period (.). Note that periods are only allowed when they serve to delimit components of “domain style names”. (See RFC-921, “Domain Name System Implementation Schedule”, for background). No blank or space characters are permitted as part of a name. No distinction is made between upper and lower case. The first character must be an alpha character. The last character must not be a minus sign or period. A host which serves as a GATEWAY should have “-GATEWAY” or “-GW” as part of its name. Hosts which do not serve as Internet gateways should not use “-GATEWAY” and “-GW” as part of their names. A host which is a TAC should have “-TAC” as the last part of its host name, if it is a DoD host. Single character names or nicknames are not allowed.last_img read more

From Infrastructure Analysis to Scaling out Telemetry, let’s talk about OTP.

first_imgWhen I started this blog I focused on the what, why, Intel Telemetry, and a little on the how. After hearing more feedback while out on the road talking to customers, I thought now would be a great time to dig in a little deeper on the “how”, from the initial infrastructure analysis to scaling out telemetry for your DC.   I appreciate hearing your feedback on my prior blogs and I will continue to capture the journey to the Modern Autonomous Data Center.When we engage with customers, we like to do a quick analysis of the infrastructure to understand the configuration, workload, hardware, software, network, power and thermals. This quick analysis helps identify areas to focus on, whether it’s higher density, dynamic power capping, thermal controls or optimize the hardware configuration.   I have discovered that the analysis phase alone gives great insights. Intel has done a great job of creating a few key tools that we can share, ask your Intel Sales rep for more info!So.. let’s dive right into the quick analysis conversation. After working with one of our customers and hearing their feedback we decided internally to pull our telemetry and performance engineers together and collaborate on a single telemetry package for this very analysis. We called it OTP [ One Telemetry Package ], this package would pull together all of our key tools, do a rapid collection, ingestion and graphing of the key elements and insights for a customer review. We also looked at ways to make the footprint per node as small as possible, document all dependencies, and even check those dependencies and contentions before running the tool. This package is the same package our performance engineers would use to do an initial performance review of your systems and environment!Now that you have a quick overview of what OTP can do, let’s talk about the standard steps we go through on the analysis phase.Step 1.  Showcase our MADC Vision and telemetry detailsStep 2 . Understand customer pain points and pick a focus areaStep 3. Collect and analyze details by running OTP for 24 hours on a set of systemsStep 4. Define a plan/proposal/modelStep 5. Pilot/POC project“This is great data how do I scale this into production?”   What a great question and it comes with its own set of challenges. As we tackle the scale question we go back to our work on collectd and Intel plugins.   We have taken all the required telemetry metrics from the OTP tooling set and translated that into collectd plugins along with a proper collectd configuration.   We are also working on a collectd container that will have all this information in it for easy deployment in container environments.   While the collection rate will be different in scale than in the analysis phase it will still serve the purpose in scale.I want to end this blog with a shout out to the Telemetry Task Force at Intel that made OTP and the Scale output possible – Samantha Alt, Harshad Sane, Vaishali Karanth, David Shade, Inaki Madrigal, Naren Nayak, Jack Cannon.   As you see us out on the road please give us your input, feedback and what you would like to see.   Until the next blog..   telemetry on!last_img read more

Warriors lose preseason opener to Nuggets

first_imgEthel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ The Warriors have 12 players back, including all five starters. But they don’t have their shooting touch yet, going 4 of 33 from deep. Their four All-Stars were a dismal 1 for 19.NBA Finals MVP Durant scored 10 points in nearly 24 minutes, Curry had 11 in the NBA’s preseason opener.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingLater Saturday in Southern California, Lonzo Ball made his highly anticipated Lakers debut in Anaheim against the Timberwolves, playing their first game with All-Star Jimmy Butler. Ball’s first basket was a 3-pointer with 3:47 left in the first quarter.Warriors and Nuggets players stood through the national anthem, a week after President Donald Trump rescinded his White House invitation to Curry and his team. Warriors coach Steve Kerr indicated before the game he didn’t expect any kind of protest. Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Denver Nuggets’ Will Barton (5) looks to pass away from Golden State Warriors’ JaVale McGee, left, during the first half of a preseason NBA basketball game Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)OAKLAND, Calif. — Kevin Durant drove through the paint for a quick one-handed slam. Stephen Curry dazzled with his dribbling and pulled up for quick 3-pointers that weren’t quite as accurate as usual.The Golden State Warriors still looked like the dominant team they were in winning a championship just a few months ago, even in a 108-102 preseason loss to Denver on Saturday night.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 Games LATEST STORIES “It’s just from last year, working on things from last year,” Popovich said. “It’s gone a little more slowly than we thought.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments MOST READ Martinez fails to qualify for 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics Argentine bishop appears at court hearing on abuse charges “It wasn’t a discussion or a decision,” Draymond Green said. “We said what we had to say. Everybody knows where we stand. We don’t need to do anything else to show where we stand. Everyone knows where we stand.”Lakers and Wolves players stood with arms locked during their anthem.Paul Millsap had 22 points and 11 rebounds in his first game for Denver. Nikola Jokic added 12 points and six rebounds, making 7 of 10 free throws. Emmanuel Mudiay had 19 points and six assists off the bench.Kerr only planned to use his starters 20-25 minutes with an international trip ahead. The Warriors were set to leave Sunday for China, where they will play a pair of preseason games against Minnesota.Golden State rookie Jordan Bell had a nice alley-oop dunk in the third quarter from Green, who received his Defensive Player of the Year trophy from Ben Wallace just before tipoff.ADVERTISEMENT Winter storm threatens to scramble Thanksgiving travel plans No more menthol cigarettes: New ban on tobacco, vape flavors Trump to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groups New Warriors forward Omri Casspi was away from the team for the Jewish high holiday of Yom Kippur, and so was analytics guru Sammy Gelfand.“I talked to him a couple days ago. Sammy Gelfand also will not be here tonight as he observes the holiday as well,” Kerr said. “Whatever each person needs to do then obviously we afford them that right. It’s an important holiday for people of the Jewish faith. Omri has our full support.”Golden State played a September game for the first time since facing Portland on Sept. 30, 1980, in Seattle. This marks the Warriors’ third trip to China after playing there previously in 2008 against Milwaukee and ’13 against the Lakers.REMEMBERING HAMBLENKerr fondly remembered Frank Hamblen, who died Saturday at age 70. A moment of silence was held before the Lakers tipped off.Hamblen won seven NBA championships as an assistant to Phil Jackson in Los Angeles and Chicago. The Lakers said Hamblen died in Del Mar. They did not provide a cause of death.“He was my assistant coach in Chicago, a good friend and great coach. He will be missed,” Kerr said before the game. “He was just a good coach, good guy. I would see him in San Diego summertime. … He was funny, he was a great basketball mind. I still remember when Frank came to the Bulls, we had basically the whole team back and the first day of camp Michael Jordan said, ‘Our motivation this year is to get a ring for Frank.’ He was new that year. He said, ‘Everybody else in this room has a ring but Frank doesn’t have one so we’re going to get you one this year’ and we did — thanks to me and Michael.”LEONARD SIDELINEDSan Antonio star Kawhi Leonard will miss the entire preseason while rehabbing an injury to his right quadriceps and the Spurs don’t have a timetable for his return.Coach Gregg Popovich told reporters in San Antonio that the thigh has bothered Leonard since the playoffs. The two-time All-Star and two-time Defensive Player of the Year has been rehabbing since the season ended. Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PHlast_img read more

How to use the new fundraising tab on Facebook pages

first_imgCauses.com recently launched a new Facebook Page tab that helps nonprofits inspire their online supporters to give. More than 700 nonprofits adopted the tab in the first week, indicating just how excited nonprofits are to tap into peer-to-peer fundraising on Facebook. Here’s a guest post from Susan Gordon at Causes, explaining how their tool can help your cause.With the new Causes tab, nonprofits can feature a general fundraising appealor a specific Causes Fundraising Project.If you’re ready to jump-start your social media fundraising, I would suggest starting with these three steps:1. Add the Causes Tab to your Page (note: you can rename the tab so it says “Give” instead of “Causes” and/or make it your default tab). The Causes Blog has step-by-step instructions for adding the tab and customizing it. 2. Create a Causes Fundraising Project so you can tell a clear story about what impact their donations make. Hundreds of nonprofits have created and funded projects through this tool since it was developed last year, totaling more than $3 million in new funding.3. Promote, promote, promote! Send posts to your Page, Twitter, Causes, and other channels driving people to the Tab to donate and become a part of your community. The Causes Nonprofit Services Team is happy to help any nonprofit design and run a fundraising campaign using this new tool. You can contact us at partner@causes.com if you’re interested or have any questions.last_img read more

Norfield Orders Two Salt Ship Designed Vessels

first_img Print  Close 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 zoom Norfield, an international shipping company specializing in vessels for the offshore and energy sector, has ordered two 69,8 metres Seismic Support Vessels of SALT 450 SSV design.The vessels, which will be operated by Vestland Offshore AS, are ordered from Cemre Shipyard in Turkey and will be delivered mid 2015. Salt Ship, October 24, 2013 My locationlast_img

Gard Tanker Crews in Risk of Being Arrested off Libya

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: Pixabay Tanker operators were urged to carry out an assessment of the risks involved before engaging in voyages to Libyan waters, according to marine insurance provider Gard.Oil smuggling activities in waters off the Western Libya coast continue to pose risks to vessels in these waters.Over the last few years, nearly 300 crew members have been arrested and are being held in a Tripoli prison, awaiting trial for alleged oil smuggling, according to Gard’s Libyan correspondent.The fall of the Gaddafi regime and the subsequent formation of a UN recognized Government in the country, there has been an increase in illegal trade of government oil assets on the black market.“The Government is clamping down on this illegal trade and the vessels involved, knowingly or unknowingly, may have their crew arrested for later trials,” Gard said.Namely, tankers suspected of calling certain loading areas in Western Libya risk being boarded by the Libyan Navy and the vessel and its crew could be detained for further investigations.Gard added that the loading areas currently at risk are mostly located offshore between Zawiya and the Tunisian border.“Once a vessel has been detained, investigations can take several years,” Gard said.last_img read more

Vancouver gets first licensed pot shop as BC lags behind other provinces

first_imgVANCOUVER — A licensed marijuana store is set to open in Vancouver as the number of legal pot shops in British Columbia still lags behind other provinces.Evergreen Cannabis owner Mike Babins said the store received its provincial licence this week and plans to open its doors on Saturday.As long as it receives a municipal licence, it will be the first legal store in the city since recreational cannabis was legalized on Oct. 17.Babins said the provincial licensing process was “extremely, extremely thorough.”“They worked really, really, really hard to make sure there’s no organized crime in this industry,” he said.“They went back 20 years with me and my wife to find out every job we’ve had, every vacation we’ve taken.”The store co-founded by Babins and his wife Maria Petrucci in the city’s Kitsilano neighbourhood originally opened as a medical marijuana dispensary in September 2015. It operated for three years with a municipal licence under the city’s old licensing regime.The couple shut the store’s doors on Oct. 16 while they waited for provincial approval to reopen as a recreational weed shop.A number of illegal dispensaries remain open in Vancouver despite a court order this month affirming the city’s authority to shut them down.The approval of Evergreen brings the total number of licensed marijuana shops in B.C. to five, with the others in Kamloops, Kimberley and Pouce Coupe.Provincial government websites list 65 licensed pot retailers in Alberta and 20 in New Brunswick, while Ontario will not have any stores until April.B.C. Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth has defended the province’s pace on pot shops, saying the government gave more of a voice to municipalities than others.Babins said he believes B.C. licensing officials are working hard and he understands why it’s taking so long to licence stores.“Having seen what the process is, I completely understand now,” he said.The couple paid taxes from Day 1, tracked everything they purchased and never borrowed money, instead using retirement savings to open the store, he said. They also hired a lawyer and consulting firm to help with the application.“We did everything right. We made it easy for them and it still took this long because they had to check to make sure we were squeaky clean.”They applied for a provincial licence in mid-August and finally received it on Tuesday.The store still requires a new municipal licence to operate legally. Babins said the city has signalled its support of the store but no one is available over the holidays to issue their licence, so the couple plans to be at city hall first thing on Tuesday.He said he isn’t worried about the city cracking down on the shop in the intervening days.“I think with all the completely illegal and illicit stores that haven’t been shut down … it would be a bit of a media disaster if they came after the first licensed shop in the city because we opened up two days earlier than they came back from their Christmas vacations.”Although shortages persist across the country and many items on the BC Cannabis Store are listed as “limited quantity,” Babins said he anticipates having enough supply.He ordered from the province’s distribution centre in nearby Richmond on Thursday and expects to receive his shipments in time to open on Saturday. His goal is to have 20 different strains on site at all times. Asked what he expects from customers on Saturday, Babins described Kitsilano as “ground zero for legalization of cannabis since the 1960s.”“We have a large amount of old hippies who have been waiting for this day a very long time. We’re right near UBC, so we have a large amount of students who’ve been waiting for this day a long time,” he said with a laugh.“Then there’s all the middle-aged couples, the parents, the soccer moms, who are so glad the stigma is finally up. … And I’m assuming there are going to be a lot of people who are just curious, too.”— Follow @ellekane on Twitter.Laura Kane, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Thompson man missing for a month found alive by searching family

first_imgKathleen MartensAPTN NewsA northern Manitoba family is celebrating after finding their 26-year-old son who had been missing for a month.Russell Hyslop, of Lac Brochet, was located in some bush near the Thompson float plane dock midday on Friday.His parents, Tom and Jeanette Shaoullie,  were looking for him at the time after hearing a man had been spotted in the area that morning.“One of the searchers yelled, ‘Russell, we’re looking for you,’ when he looked in a shack. And there he was,” Tom told APTN News via phone Saturday morning.Tom called Jeanette who was in another part of the area and she came running.“We were hugging and crying and saying his name. He was crying, too.”The family and their friends had been scouring the city of Thompson by land and air for weeks.The happy discovery came just as RCMP were poised to launch a drone with an infra-red camera, Tom added.The parents described their son “as freaked out” and say he was in the same clothes he was wearing when he disappeared on June 19.They said he was in the community for a medical appointment that he missed.“He was in a mental state. He was exhausted,” said Jeanette. “It’s very saddening. He’s in the hospital, he’s getting the help he needs right now.”She said Russell seemed to be hiding and acting “very afraid.” She said he was not hurt.Jeanette said it appears her son relied on survival skills his dad passed onto him when it came to hunting and living off the land.Tom said they found he had a small axe, utility knife, pieces of rope and rolled up tarp.He said Russell even snuck onto a float plane and hid aboard while it made a trip. It was when Russell exited the plane and made for the bush that he was spotted Friday and police were called.“They didn’t know it was the guy we were looking for. RCMP called us to come in so they could describe him and tell us in person.”The reunion took place very near the campground searchers were using as a home base, Tom added.“Not very many parents locate their loved ones. It’s overwhelming,” he said, pausing to compose himself.While their story has a happy ending, the Hyslops know many other families are still searching for their missing loved ones.They said they could see the family of 60-year-old Dianne Bignell, missing in Thompson since May 17, dragging the river.“I would tell them not to give up,” Tom said. “If it’s meant to be the loved one will return.”The couple thanked community members, volunteer searchers, and Aboriginal organizations for supporting them emotionally and with camping equipment.They say this experience has shown them more search and rescue training and resources are needed in northern and remote areas.And Jeanette says it’s time for broader mental health and wellness education.kmartens@aptn.ca@katmartelast_img read more

British Muslim TV to launch in June

Tinejdad- British Muslim TV, a new TV channel, will launch this month on the British Sky digital platform.According to the channel’s website, British Muslim TV will “provide both Muslim and non-Muslim communities with news, views and insights into how British Muslims live”As stated in its official website, the channel “aims to make British Muslims feel confidently Muslim and comfortably British.” “Viewers will be treated to a range of engaging, entertaining and educational content, aimed at showcasing the best that our British Muslim community has to offer,” the channel added. Wasim Akhtar, the channel’s Director of Marketing and Communications, told Al Arabiya news that unlike the other Muslim based channels in the UK , British Muslim TV “aims to be different” by being: “inclusive of all different views and open to all different types of Muslims. So the channel isn’t just about issues of faith, it’s about practical Muslim life here in Britain.”According to Al-Arabiya, the channel has already started to create a content that “reflects the different voices of the Muslim community in the UK”In its promotional video posted on YouTube, British Muslim TV showcases a range of entertaining programs and TV shows that the channel will broadcast including “Marriage Made In Britain, Talking Booth, Halal KJitchen and British Muslim Teen Vision.”© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed read more

ICC prosecutor asks court to issue arrest warrant for Libyan leader

Luis Moreno-Ocampo said his office has gathered direct evidence detailing the orders issued by Colonel Qadhafi, the role of Saif Al Islam Qadhafi in recruiting mercenaries, and the participation of intelligence chief Abdullah Al Sanousi in attacks against demonstrators.Mr. Moreno-Ocampo added that his office has evidence documenting how the three men held meetings to plan the operations.“These are not just crimes against Libyans; they are crimes against humanity,” he told a press conference in The Hague in the Netherlands, where the ICC is based.Hundreds of people are confirmed to have been killed since opposition forces rose up against the regime of Colonel Qadhafi in February as part of a wider pro-democracy movement across North Africa and the Middle East.Government forces have engaged in fierce fighting with the opposition in many major cities and towns, and civilians have often borne the brunt of the clashes.In March the Security Council adopted a resolution calling on Member States to take “all necessary measures” to protect civilians in Libya. Earlier it also referred the matter to the ICC for investigation.Mr. Moreno-Ocampo said the evidence indicated that pro-Government forces had attacked civilians in their homes, repressed protests using live ammunition, deployed heavy artillery against participants in funeral processions and placed snipers to kill people as they left mosques after prayers.He said persecution was still occurring in areas of Libya under the control of the Qadhafi regime, with his forces preparing lists of names of alleged dissidents, apparently before they are arrested and tortured.Mr. Moreno-Ocampo’s office will continue to investigate other allegations made about possible war crimes during the conflict in Libya, including attacks against sub-Saharan Africans wrongly perceived to be mercenaries, and mass rapes of civilians.“There will be no impunity for such crimes in Libya,” he said.Judges in the ICC’s pre-trial chamber will now have to decide to either accept the request from prosecutors, reject it, or ask for more evidence.Mr. Moreno-Ocampo said that should the court agree to issue arrest warrants, Libyan authorities have the primary responsibility to arrest them.“When the time comes, implementing the arrest warrants will be the most effective way to protect civilians under attack in Libya and elsewhere,” his office said. 16 May 2011Prosecutors at the International Criminal Court (ICC) today asked the court’s judges to issue arrest warrants for Libyan leader Muammar al-Qadhafi, one of his sons and the head of the country’s intelligence forces, accusing them of committing crimes against humanity during the ongoing conflict in the North African nation. read more

President insists fight on corruption will continue

The President also extended an open invitation to Sri Lankan professionals working overseas to return to the country and contribute to Sri Lanka’s economy. President Sirisena arrived in Parliament this afternoon to ceremonially inaugurate the sessions and was greeted by Speaker Karu Jayasuriya. In his speech, Sirisena said that the Government will focus on a Asia centric foreign policy and look to maintain good relations with all countries.Sirisena also recalled that there was too much attention on the Geneva issue over the previous years but the new Government has been able to address that issue.“We need the support of the international community,” President Sirisena added. President Maithripala Sirisena today insisted that the fight against corruption will continue even as the new National Government begins work.Making the policy speech statement in Parliament of the new Government, the President said that he will continue what was begun when he took office after the January 8 Presidential election. The President also said that it is in the hands of the new Parliament to decide on the Executive Presidential system. After making his way into Parliament the President began his policy statement speech in which he congratulated the new members elected to Parliament.Former President and now a member of Parliament, Mahinda Rajapaksa was also present in the House when the policy speech was read. read more

Sri Lanka rejects war crimes allegations against exArmy chief

The United Nations estimated between 40 and 70 thousand Tamil civilians were killed in the last months of the Sri Lankan war and a 2015 UN Investigation found reasonable grounds to conclude the Sri Lankan military had committed systematic and widespread violations of international humanitarian law.The lawsuit filed in Brasilia and Bogotá on Monday alleges that General Jayasuriya bears individual criminal responsibility as the commander of units that committed repeated attacks on hospitals, acts of torture and sexual violence, enforced disappearances and extrajudicial killings. Download (PDF, 128KB) The International Truth and Justice Project, a human rights group has filed war crimes charges in Brazil and Colombia against Jagath Jayasuriya, who just concluded his term as Sri Lanka’s Ambassador in Latin America. “It is an outrage that a man like this, named in UN reports, should be sent as a diplomat abroad and accredited given what he has done. The International Truth and Justice Project (ITJP) and its Latin American partners would have liked to see the General stand trial but instead we understand he’s suddenly fled the region and returned to Sri Lanka,” said the ITJP’s executive director, South African human rights lawyer, Yasmin Sooka.However Government spokesman Rajitha Senaratne said that the Government will not back baseless allegations against any military officer.He said the Government will however investigate war time disappearances and other allegations related to the conflict. (Colombo Gazette) Sri Lanka today rejected war crimes allegations raised against former Army Commander Jagath Jayasuriya.Army spokesman Brigadier Roshan Seneviratne said the allegations are baseless and shows that the ideology of the LTTE still remains. The International Truth and Justice Project has accused Jayasuriya of being involved in war crimes during the final phase of the civil war in 2009. read more

Most actively traded companies on the TSX TSX Venture Exchange

by The Canadian Press Posted Jun 5, 2014 3:04 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Most actively traded companies on the TSX, TSX Venture Exchange TORONTO – Some of the most active companies traded Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (14,800.18, up 3.39 points):Osisko Mining Corp. (TSX:OSK). Miner. Up 10 cents, or 1.24 per cent, to $8.18 on 13.1 million shares.Fortis Inc. (TSX:FTS.IR). Utilities. Up one cent, or 0.03 per cent, to $37.01 on 12.1 million shares.Just Energy Group Inc. (TSX:JE). Utilities. Up 40 cents, or 6.50 per cent, to $6.55 on 5.8 million shares. The company sold its water heater and HVAC home services business to Reliance Comfort Limited Partnership for $505 million. Just Energy says it’s also cutting its dividend and will repay about $400 million in debt.Petrowest Corp. (TSX:PRW). Oil and gas. Up five cents, or 3.91 per cent, to $1.33 on 5.2 million shares.Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Aerospace. Up three cents, or 0.81 per cent, to $3.73 on 4.6 million shares. Bombardier’s CSeries planes could resume flight testing after the plane’s engine manufacturer believes it found the cause of an incident that recently grounded four test aircraft.B2Gold Corp. (TSX:BTO). Miner. Down one cent, or 0.39 per cent, to $2.53 on 4.4 million shares.Toronto Venture Exchange (985.92, up 3.50 points):Madalena Energy Inc. (TSXV:MVN). Oil and gas. Down 12 cents, or 19.05 per cent, to 51 cents on 7.7 million shares.Theralase Technologies Inc. (TSXV:TLT). Medical devices. Up 2.5 cents, or 7.94 per cent, to 34 cents on 3.9 million shares.Companies reporting major news:Saputo Inc. (TSX:SAP). Consumer packaged goods. Down 14 cents, or 0.24 per cent, to $58.95 on 685,259 shares. The country’s largest cheese and dairy processor posted fourth-quarter net earnings of $119.8 million or 61 cents per diluted share. Ex-items, it earned $151.9 million or 78 cents per diluted share, four cents better than analyst forecasts.Transcontinental Inc. (TSX:TCL.A). Publishing. Up 32 cents, or 2.12 per cent, to $15.41 on 415,117 shares. The company reports it had $36.8 million of adjusted earnings in its fiscal second quarter, an increase of 12.9 per cent from a year earlier and ahead of analyst estimates. The country’s largest commercial printer had 47 cents per share of adjusted profit, up from 42 cents a year, and four cents per share above estimates compiled by Thomson Reuters. read more

John Delaney confirms he gave €100000 loan to FAI

first_img No Comments CEO JOHN DELANEY has confirmed that he gave a once-off loan of €100,000 to the Football Association of Ireland (FAI) two years ago.The FAI said the bridging loan, paid in April 2017, was “required to aid cash flow” and was repaid to Delaney in full by the following June.Payment of the loan was first reported by the Sunday Times last night. In a statement, Delaney said: “I am aware of stories circulating around this loan dating back to 2017.“I confirm that I made a once-off bridging loan to the Association to aid a very short-term cash flow issue.“This is the only occasion on which I provided the Association with a short-term loan.”In the statement, Delaney also confirmed that his UEFA remuneration for 2018 has been donated back to the FAI on a voluntary basis.Comments are closed for legal reasons. John Delaney confirms he gave €100,000 loan to FAI He said the loan was needed to “aid a very short-term cash flow issue” in 2017. Share132 Tweet Email1 Image: Brian Lawless/PA Wire/PA Images Short URL 61,219 Views FAI Chief Executive John Delaney Image: Brian Lawless/PA Wire/PA Imagescenter_img FAI Chief Executive John Delaney By Órla Ryan https://jrnl.ie/4547389 Mar 17th 2019, 9:57 AM Sunday 17 Mar 2019, 9:57 AM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Ibrahimovic beats Rooney as best MLS Newcomer

first_imgWith 36% of the total votes, Zlatan Ibrahimovic has beaten Wayne Rooney as the MLS Newcomer of the Year Award after his first season at LA Galaxy.Both Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Wayne Rooney have made MLS history this season, they both competed fiercely for the Newcomer of the Year Award this Monday and the Swedish striker won the prize.The competition was already destined to be quite stiff as both European players came in with a bang, they both are considered to be amongst the best players in their respective countries’ history and they were both logically going to still prove their worth despite their age.In Wayne Rooney’s case, the England international may not be quite as old as Zlatan Ibrahimovic at 33 years old but his age is already important to consider him a veteran of the sport.But Zlatan’s case is way more interesting, as he just turned 37 last October and proved that age is relative when you are a true legend of the game.Zlatan began his particular story in the MLS in the most incredible way possible, during the first-ever Los Angeles Derby against LAFC and scoring an absolute screamer from outside of the box that presented him as the obvious contender for this particular award.On that debut match, Zlatan scored not one but two goals and began a beautiful love story with LA Galaxy.🦁 Gave them Zlatan.@Ibra_official is @MLS Newcomer of the Year.— LA Galaxy (@LAGalaxy) November 12, 2018Zlatan’s feats continued throughout the whole season to reach unimaginable heights, the striker scored a total of 22 goals and provided 10 assists in 27 matches that he played.One of those goals included his career’s 500th against Toronto FC, which was scored in the most acrobatic manner that honored the style and personality he always showed throughout his career in European football.These stats and feats were more than enough to get Zlatan the highest percentage of the voting for this award, which was divided into three different areas that were able to cast their vote.The ones who voted were the players, the clubs, and finally the members of the media. Ibrahimovic beat Wayne Rooney in two of those categories, as a total of 34.99% of the players’ votes went to him and 30.90% for the Englishman.wayne rooney, harry kane, englandReport: Rooney talks Engalnd Kane and Guardiola George Patchias – September 12, 2019 Wayne Rooney has spoken of his England record, Harry Kane smashing it and Pep Guardiola for England.In an interview on his Wayne Rooney podcast…The media liked Zlatan more than Rooney with a clear margin, as 45.65% of them voted for the Swedish striker, whereas 31.53% voted for Wayne.The England legend did get more voted from the clubs, with 34.31% for a 28.43% that Zlatan got. All these numbers were taken from the MLS Soccer official website.Ibra scored his 500th career goal (club & country) in the most Ibra way possible, too. pic.twitter.com/wYvSy16puf— Major League Soccer (@MLS) November 12, 2018Although Wayne Rooney didn’t have an equally prolific season as Zlatan did, it’s clear that both of these players made a massive impact on the football industry in the United States and they can be credited for creating a higher level of popularity for this particular sport that hadn’t been felt since the days of Pele and Johan Cruyff decades ago.These two major stars should pave the way for other living and still active legends of the game, who will certainly think twice before they decide to leave for another country because they now will have the curiosity to go through a similar process to the one that Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Wayne Rooney have experienced this season.In the not so distant future, we can now think about the possibility of maybe getting the chance to watch Cristiano Ronaldo retire in the MLS when he is about the same age as Zlatan and take the MLS by storm like these two legends of the game have done.This is only the beginning, as both players have already confirmed that they will return for the next MLS season and they both should gift us with more unforgettable nights in US Soccer.22 goals & ten assists in 27 games—Zlatan took the league by storm.https://t.co/O52LCf2ErI— Major League Soccer (@MLS) November 12, 2018What do you think about Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Wayne Rooney’s impact on American soccer? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

Antonio West Ham are now capable of beating anyone

first_imgWest Ham winger Michail Antonio revealed that Manuel Pellegrini has installed a big team mentality into the squadDespite losing his first four games in charge, the Chilean coach has overseen a great change in fortunes with West Ham now up to ninth in the Premier League after winning five of their last six matches.Thursday’s 2-1 win at Southampton broke a club record for West Ham by collecting 15 Premier League points in December, which is the most they’ve ever won in a calendar month.In light of this, Antonio thinks that Pellegrini has led the Hammers to believe they are capable of beating anybody now.“The boss says we need to think like we’re a big team,” Antonio told the club website.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“He tells us that we shouldn’t go into any games, even against the likes of Chelsea or against Manchester City, and try to draw those games.“We are going out there to win every single time. We are believing that we are a big team, and that is down to the belief he is putting in us.“I think we are showing it, and if we keep doing what we are doing, then anything is possible.”West Ham will next take a trip to Turf Moor to face Burnley in the Premier League on Sunday.last_img read more

Local volunteers pack 450 food boxes for Mariaravaged Puerto Rico

first_imgI wanted 400 boxes today for #PRCareLift. I thought it was a stretch goal. We CRUSHED it; 450 done in ~3 hours! Amazing volunteers. https://t.co/6Qh8WT8Bqd— Seth Miller (@WandrMe) October 15, 2017Seth Miller with Operation Puerto Rico said the people of the island urgently need these goods. “The support for Puerto Rico from the government, from other organizations, has just not been enough, and we’re concerned that it’s not getting out to the people directly on the island,” he said. “We’ve got friends and family down there. We have a distribution network on the island, and we’re leveraging that. We know exactly what they need.”Organizers said Spirit Airlines is helping them fly the goods to the island. NORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – Volunteers from a South Florida organization are doing their best to make sure help continues to come to Puerto Rico in the wake of a devastating hurricane.7News cameras went inside the Northwest Miami-Dade warehouse of “Operation Puerto Rico,” Saturday. At the facility, volunteers packaged hundreds of boxes with 40 pounds of food.Each box, filled with canned goods and other non-perishable foods, is being sent to individual families in the Caribbean island still reeling from the destruction caused by Hurricane Maria in September. Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Myanmar sues Muslims for praying in the street

first_imgThere have been a growing number of raids by Buddhist hardliners on Islamic events in Yangon neighbourhoods and two Islamic schools were shuttered in April after ultra-nationalists complained local Muslims were illegally using them to conduct prayers. Photo: AFP Yangon authorities on Friday sued three Muslim men for holding Ramadan prayers in the street, after the local school where they used to worship was shut down by a nationalist mob.Police brought the charges after around 50 Muslims gathered to pray on Wednesday on a road in Thaketa township, the site of one of a growing number of raids by Buddhist hardliners on Islamic events.Two nearby Islamic schools were shuttered in late April after ultra-nationalists complained local Muslims were illegally using them to conduct prayers.Authorities have said the closure is temporary, but given no timeline for when they may be reopened.“We feel sorry. This month is important for us,” local Muslim leader Zaw Min Latt told AFP, referring to the holy month of Ramadan which began last week.“We used those schools for prayer for decades. These restrictions have been brought in after more than 60 years.”Local authorities issued a statement saying the prayer session threatened “stability and the rule of law” in the mainly Muslim neighbourhood in the east of Myanmar’s commercial capital.A policeman who asked not to be named confirmed the charges.Two officers tried to stop AFP journalists from filming when they visited one of the madrassas on Friday.“It’s our mosque as well as our school. We don’t know when it will be reopened,” Khin Soe, a local resident in his 50s, said as he set off to pray in another part of town.The case comes as Myanmar’s government has been seeking to clamp down on hate speech after a spike in anti-Muslim actions by hardliners from the country’s Buddhist majority.Religious tensions have soared since a group of Rohingya Muslims attacked police posts in Rakhine State in October, sparking a bloody military crackdown that has drawn widespread international condemnation.Last week Myanmar’s top Buddhist authority officially banned the Ma Ba Tha, an ultra-nationalist movement affiliated with firebrand cleric Wirathu, which responded by simply changing its name.The move came after nationalists this month clashed with Muslims in another Muslim neighbourhood in Yangon, after pushing police to raid a house there in search of illegal Rohingya Muslim hideouts.last_img read more

No scope to retreat from EVM use CEC

first_imgChief election commissioner KM Nurul Huda. File photoChief election commissioner KM Nurul Huda on Monday said there is no scope for the election commission to back off from the EVM use and this machine will be used on a limited scale in the national election, reports UNB.”There’s no scope to retreat from it (the use of EVM). We’ll have to go ahead with these. We seek cooperation from all of you,” he said while addressing the inaugural function of a daylong EVM fair in Dhaka.The election commission arranged the fair at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre to showcase the use of electronic voting machines.Addressing the function, the CEC said if the political parties want they can send experts to find out whether there is any loophole in EVM. “We’ll fix it, if any.”Pointing at the political parties, he said, “You, come together with technology experts if you have, and examine these. If we’ve any flaws, please help us correct those.”The CEC said no voter lodged any complaint about the EVM when the machines were used in the recent city corporation elections. “They (voters) were happy. If the voters are happy we’re also happy,” he said.Election commissioner Rafiqul Islam termed the traditional voting-casting system with ballot paper ‘troublesome and time-consuming’.”I can assure you that this (EVM) is one of the technically-sound machines,” he said adding that there is no scope to hack or tamper the machine as it is totally an offline machine.No fake voter can cast their votes with the EVMs and no one can stuff ballot boxes before the stipulated time, he mentioned adding that every voter will have to go through the biometric verification process to cast vote with the machine.EC secretary Helaluddin Ahmed presided over the event, while director general of EC’s National Identity Registration Wing brigadier general Mohammad Saidur Islam made a presentation over the EVM.At the fair, the commission made arrangements for the people to cast mock votes with the demo EVMs through 15 stalls.Earlier, the EC displayed the EVMs in the Development Fair 2018 (Unnayan Mela) held in October last in the capital and elsewhere across the country.last_img read more