North American stock indexes stumble as loonie hits 6week high

first_imgTORONTO – Mining stocks and financials weighed on Canada’s main stock index Tuesday as U.S. markets also fell into the red, while the Canadian dollar gained ground.The S&P/TSX composite index was down 53.35 points to 15,915.68 in a broad-based decline that included the materials, gold and base metals sectors.In commodities, the February gold contract fell US$12.80 to US$1,264.90 an ounce and the March copper contract was down 14 cents to US$2.95 a pound.It was also a negative day for financial institutions, as the Bank of Montreal (TSX:BMO) wrapped up the big banks’ earnings season Tuesday with a drop in profits, which were hit by reinsurance claims related to hurricanes Irma, Maria and Harvey during the quarter ended Oct. 31. The Canadian lender’s net income slipped to $1.23 billion, down from $1.35 billion during the same period a year earlier.Canada’s other big banks also saw losses, including Toronto-Dominion Bank (TSX:TD), which was down 1.32 per cent, and Bank of Nova Scotia (TSX:BNS), which was down 0.59 per cent.“The banks are all a little weak today but if you look at the operating results the banks have reported we have seen fairly strong results from the vast majority of the banks,” said Colum McKinley, vice-president and portfolio manager of Canadian equities at CIBC Asset Management Inc.“And despite some concerns people have had about the Canadian economy and about housing and the effect that would have on the Canadian banks, we’ve seen fairly good results out of their underlying businesses so we continue to be encouraged by the results that we see being reported.”The energy sector was the lone bright spot among major sectors on the TSX, as the price of oil recovered modestly after a sharp drop on Monday. The January crude contract advanced 15 cents to US$57.62 per barrel.Elsewhere in commodities, the January natural gas contract retreated seven cents to US$2.91 per mmBTU.“There is a bit of a divergence in the energy space,” McKinley noted. “There continues to be a near-term challenge on getting gas to markets effectively and concerns about growing oversupply. And so we’re likely to see that weigh on these stocks in the coming months and quarters.”South of the border, Wall Street fell into the red after a recovery for technology stocks lost ground. Telecom stocks, utilities and industrial companies had the market’s sharpest losses.In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average tumbled 109.41 points to 24,180.64. The S&P 500 index edged down 9.87 points to 2,629.57 and the Nasdaq composite index gave back 13.16 points to 6,762.21.Tech stocks began stumbling last week as expectations ramped up for Washington to push through an overhaul of the tax system. Technology companies already pay some of the lowest effective tax rates of companies in the S&P 500, so they have less to gain from the proposal.In currency markets, the Canadian dollar closed at an average trading value of 78.86 cents US, up 0.09 of a U.S. cent, ahead of Wednesday’s Bank of Canada interest rate announcement.That’s the highest level for the loonie in six weeks when it closed at an average trading price of $78.95 cents US on Oct. 24.– With a file from The Associated Press.Note to readers: CORRECTS TSX closing numberslast_img read more

Metis taking Manitoba government to court in hydro spat after talks break

first_imgWINNIPEG – The Manitoba Metis Federation says it is taking the province to court in a dispute over planned hydro projects.Metis federation president David Chartrand met Tuesday with Crown Services Minister Cliff Cullen and Manitoba Hydro to discuss a deal between the federation and the Crown utility.In March, Premier Brian Pallister quashed a $67-million deal that had been negotiated between the federation and Manitoba Hydro to help support a transmission line to Minnesota. The premier called it “persuasion money.”The federation said at the time it would file for a judicial review to overturn the decision because, it argued, the agreement was legally binding.“We were hoping that the province would have come forward with a position of an olive branch, given that we believe strongly that the agreement was negotiated between ourselves and Hydro,” said Chartrand.“They are not willing to sit down and they are going to overrule Hydro, which we believe they don’t have the legal right to do.”He said the federation has given its lawyers the green light to go ahead with court action, probably within the next week.Cullen said the two sides have agreed to disagree on the matter.“They feel it was an agreement,” he said. “Our understanding is that it’s really a proposal.”Cullen said the ball is in the Metis federation’s court.“It’s really up to them on how they want to proceed,” he said. “We’ll wait and see what their undertaking is.”Despite the disagreement on the transmission line, Cullen said the government is committed to consulting with the Metis federation.Nine of 10 Hydro board members resigned in March over what they said was Pallister’s refusal to meet with them to discuss important issues, including Indigenous rights.last_img read more

FTC moves to halt Staples purchase of Office Depot office suppliers plan

by The Associated Press Posted Dec 7, 2015 11:49 am MDT Last Updated Dec 7, 2015 at 4:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NEW YORK, N.Y. – The Federal Trade Commission said Monday that it is seeking to block the proposed combination of Staples and Office Depot because the deal would reduce competition in the office supplies market. The companies said they plan to fight to preserve the deal.Shares of the two office supply retailers fell sharply.The FTC said corporations rely on Staples and Office Depot to buy pens, paper clips and other supplies at low prices. A deal between Staples and Office Depot would cut competition and lead to higher prices, the FTC said. The decision comes 10 months after Staples offered to buy rival Office Depot for $6.3 billion.Staples and Office Depot said they plan to show that the FTC’s decision is based on “a flawed analysis and misunderstanding” of the competitive landscape the companies deal with.The pair argue that competition has become even tougher since Office Depot and OfficeMax merged in 2013 and that the FTC is contradicting itself because it said that the office supply market was highly competitive two years ago.Office Depot Chairman and CEO Roland Smith said Staples and Office Depot plan to pursue legal options in order to complete the deal.Staples is based in Framingham, Massachusetts, while Office Depot is based in Boca Raton, Florida.Shares of Staples Inc. fell $1.70, or 14 per cent, to close at $10.66 Monday. Shares of Office Depot Inc. fell $1.05, or 16 per cent, to close at $5.59. FTC moves to halt Staples’ purchase of Office Depot, office suppliers plan to fight for deal FILE – This combination made with 2009 file photos shows signage for a Staples store in Springfield, Ill., top, and an Office Depot store in Miami Springs, Fla. The Federal Trade Commission said Monday, Dec. 7, 2015, that it is seeking to block the proposed combination of Staples and Office Depot because the deal would reduce competition in the office supplies market. The companies say they plan to fight to preserve the deal. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, Alan Diaz, File) read more

Kootenay Silver considers SILVOX process for La Cigarra silver deposit

first_imgKootenay Silver reports additional leach testing of oxide and sulphide silver mineralization has begun on bulk samples from its La Cigarra silver deposit in Chihuahua State, Mexico, applying the proprietary SILVOX Technologies process. The purpose of the Phase II Program is to determine if silver mineralization at La Cigarra is amenable to low cost heap leach processing using the SILVOX process, which could have a positive impact on potential capital requirements and operating costs. Previous metallurgical work was focused on silver recovery through production of a concentrate via conventional floatation. This work was very positive achieving recoveries up to 88% silver producing a high grade lead-silver concentrate that graded 34% Pb and 23,000 g/t Ag for every tonne of concentrate.The Phase II Program was initiated based on positive results from preliminary metallurgical testing of the oxide mineralization hosted within the La Cigarra deposit that showed a significant improvement in silver recoveries when using standard leaching with the SILVOX process, versus industry standard leaching without the SILVOX process.The metallurgical test work is part of a larger comprehensive approach to the La Cigarra property aimed at maximizing the project’s near and long-term economic viability through resource expansion and optimization of the existing silver deposit. Silvox Technologies is a Canadian private company providing a proprietary process (SILVOX) that enhances silver recoveries by simply augmenting standard heap leach technology and conventional milling methods. The process requires minimal capital investment and has been confirmed with certified lab testing and associated fieldwork on several deposits over the past two years. Test results show additional silver recoveries of up to 30% with potential attractive profit margins for increased recovery over processing costs. Successful introduction of SILVOX could make an economic project more robust or mean the difference between a sub-economic project and one that is economically viable. Kootenay Silver Inc. is an exploration company actively engaged in the discovery and development of mineral projects in the Sierra Madre Region of Mexico and in British Columbia, Canada. It is supported by one of the largest portfolios of silver assets in Mexico.last_img read more

The 5 at 5 Friday

first_imgEACH WEEKDAY EVENING, brings you the five stories you need to know before you hit the road.1. #ROCK THE VOTE: Polling stations opened bright and early around the country and voting is underway. Turnout so far is above 10 per cent according to RTÉ but there are still five hours left to vote if you haven’t already.2. #SCHOOL’S OUT: Around 80 staff will lose their jobs and 450 students will be affected by today’s announcement that All Hallows College will close with immediate effect.3. #ENSLAVED: One of the women who was held captive by Ariel Castro for over a decade said she was “the punching bag, the sex toy, the maid” and described a day in the basement as “pure hell”.4. #ABUSE: The case of a woman convicted of “chronic neglect and other abuse” of her children is a reminder that child abuse takes place all across the country, the ISPCC said today.5. #DIGNITY: A coroner in Cork praised a woman who lost her entire family, as a result of a car crash involving a suicidal driver, for her work in the area of suicide risk assessment since the tragedy occurred RTÉ reports.last_img read more

Record labels join forces against Grooveshark

first_imgGrooveshark has the biggest and best library of any music streaming service. This statement could easily be made with more than a hint of sarcasm; unlike licensed services Spotify, Rdio, and Mog, Grooveshark operates on shaky legal ground, dancing around the blurry edges of the DMCA. Universal has been trying to sue the pants off of the service for some time now, but it has now been joined in the lawsuit by fellow labels Sony and Warner Music Group.Grooveshark’s unspoken strategy has been to gain popularity through unlicensed content, and then use that to buy its way into legitimacy. The approach has shown signs of working, as the company signed a deal with EMI in 2009. Universal, however, launched a copyright infringement lawsuit in early 2010, and another last month. The more recent lawsuit is asking for $150,000 per alleged infringement — $17 billion total — from Grooveshark; this is the suit that the other labels have piled onto.Why the sudden piling on? Music streaming services has exploded in popularity this year, and the labels want to make sure customers’ only options are the ones that are paying up. But the biggest reason for the lawsuit surge relates to alleged leaked emails. They supposedly document Grooveshark employees uploading music themselves and intentionally taking their old sweet time with DMCA takedown requests. The labels have always hated Grooveshark, but now they think their case against them is stronger.Will this be the end of our favorite quasi-legal subscription service? Not necessarily. There are parallels to Viacom’s 2007 lawsuit against YouTube, which was ultimately thrown out. That judge ruled that Google’s service was protected by the “safe harbor” provision of the DMCA. This allows services like YouTube to host potentially-infringing content, as long as the company responds to copyright holders’ takedown requests. Grooveshark’s biggest problem might be the alleged email leaks: evidence of a company deliberately flipping the bird to copyright holders could spell trouble.No matter the end result, the legal battles aren’t likely to end anytime soon. Grooveshark is still here, and will probably still be here months from now. If you’re a subscriber, enjoy; just don’t be shocked if you have to find a new service a year or two from now.via ReadWriteWeblast_img read more

LiPad pèse lourd dans les ventes de tablettes en France

first_imgL’iPad pèse lourd dans les ventes de tablettes en FranceLa tablette tactile d’Apple se taille la part du lion des ventes de ce type de terminaux dans l’Hexagone.Jusque-là difficiles à estimer, les ventes de tablettes tactiles en France ont été pour la première fois comptabilisées par le très sérieux cabinet d’études GfK. Depuis mars 2010 et le lancement de l’iPad, pas moins de 435.000 tablettes se seraient écoulées dans l’Hexagone. Et comme on pouvait s’en douter, le produit de la marque à la pomme est numéro 1 sur ce marché.Ainsi, GfK estime que sur les 435.000 appareils ayant trouvé preneur, 370.000 sont des iPads, soit 85% des ventes. A titre de comparaison, la Galaxy Tab de Samsung, deuxième au classement des ventes et principale concurrente de l’iPad, ne pèse que 50.000 unités. Autre information à tirer de cette étude, les ventes de tablettes nuisent surtout à celles des netbooks et des ordinateurs portables.Le 27 janvier 2011 à 11:02 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Houston School Board To Start Interviews With Superintendent Candidates

first_imgThe Houston Independent School District has been hunting for a new superintendent for months. This weekend trustees will start to interview candidates.They are scheduled to gather Friday and Saturday to talk with candidates to lead the state’s largest school district, according to the board’s publicly announced meetings.But the interviews and the candidates themselves won’t be made public. They’ll meet at a business office away from HISD headquarters.To guide the search, HISD hired a firm to ask community members what they wanted and develop a leadership profile.That wish list includes someone who’s focused on the community, who is culturally competent and racially sensitive and someone has experience working in a large school system.HISD is looking to replace longtime superintendent Terry Grier, who retired in February. The district’s chief financial officer Ken Huewitt has stepped in as interim schools chief since then. Sharelast_img read more

Fed Chair Visits Houstons Fifth Ward To Show Support For HarveyRavaged Communities

first_img 00:00 /00:48 Share To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: X Listencenter_img Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell’s visit to Houston’s Fifth Ward on Thursday was meant to be a “listening tour.”He stopped by an affordable housing site, a college prep school and the historic DeLuxe Theater on Lyons Avenue.He then listened to community leaders and asked them questions about the recovery from Harvey.Powell said part of the Fed’s responsibility is defined in the Community Reinvestment Act, which encourages banks to meet the credit needs of lower-income communities.“And we’re only looking to make it more effective,” Powell said. “I know there’s a lot of concern and discomfort in some communities about that, but just know that’s where the Federal Reserve is.”Interest rates are a big concern for many of those who are still rebuilding after Harvey and took out loans. The Fed is expected to raise rates for the fourth time this year – a move for which President Donald Trump has criticized Powell. Abner Fletcher/Houston Public MediaFederal Reserve Bank Chairman Jerome Powell, center, visits with community leaders in the Fifth Ward Thursday, Nov. 15. 2018. last_img read more

WestJet Porter go pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

first_img Share Monday, October 3, 2016 << Previous PostNext Post >> WestJet, Porter go pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month Travelweek Group center_img CALGARY — WestJet’s uniforms have a splash of pink for the month of October with the addition of a pink, custom-designed necktie and scarf in support of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation (CBCF).Employees across the airline’s network purchased the limited edition neckwear, with 100% of the $45,000 dollars raised going to CBCF for breast cancer research, education, and support and information programs.WestJet uniforms for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.“Women represent more than half our workforce making breast cancer a cause worth supporting,” said Richard Bartrem, WestJet VP Marketing Communications.WestJet employees were also out in full force for the CIBC Run for the Cure. As a proud supporter and official airline of the CIBC Run for the Cure, WestJet employees, their families and friends came together on Oct. 2 to participate at 26 locations across the country, raising more than $40,000 for CBCF. Over the past four years, WestJet and their employees have raised more than $340,000 for the cause.More news: Flight Centre Travel Group takes full ownership of Quebec-based agencyTo see how the day unfolded, visit WestJet’s Twitter, Facebook and Instagram links.Meanwhile Porter Airlines pilots and flight attendants are wearing custom ‘Fly Pink’ epaulets and pins to raise awareness for breast cancer throughout October.Pilots from the airline’s ‘Women Soar at Porter’ committee, which focuses on making Porter the airline of choice for women in aviation, are leading the company’s involvement in Fly Pink. All proceeds from various fundraising initiatives throughout the company will support the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. Tags: Porter Airlines, WestJet Posted bylast_img read more

TEQ Sunshine Coast and Flight 500000 winter campaign

first_imgTEQ, Sunshine Coast and Flight, $500,000 winter campaignSunshine Coast Destination (SCDL), Tourism Events Queensland (TEQ) and Flight Centre have launched a $500,000 national campaign designed to woo people north to the Sunshine Coast to escape the winter chill.The Sunshine Coast campaign will be featured in 750 Flight Centre stores nationally during May, with content and product showcased extensively in The Captains Getaways brochure. The campaign will be supported by a dedicated digital campaign on the Flight Centre website, along with specific product pages and display banners.The promotion will highlight the Sunshine Coast’s rich diversity for travellers, offering visitors everything from diving with whales and 4WD beach drives to indulgent spa and food-related travel ideas.SCDL CEO, Simon Ambrose, said the aim of the campaign was to build on the 9.7% domestic growth in visitor numbers achieved in 2014, and attract residents looking for respite from the southern winter.“The Sunshine Coast is offering a rich, diverse range of attractions over winter that – combined with typically mild, sunny weather – makes the destination ideal for those who want either a short-break or an extended migration away from the winter chill,” said Mr Ambrose.“Flight Centre has extensive experience of the Sunshine Coast and with their extensive presence in both retail and online, we expect a strong response from the campaign. We also appreciate the partnership with TEQ, and the multi-media campaign forms part of an ongoing campaign to attract more visitors to Queensland for holidays and events.”Flight Centre’s Head of Product, Advertising and Customer Experience, Darren Wright, said the timing of this campaign is ideal.“The Sunshine Coast is easily accessible via its own airport as well as Brisbane Airport, and combined with recent reductions in fuel prices making drive holidays even more attractive, the timing of this campaign is ideal.We believe we can attract considerable short-break vacations to the Sunshine Coast, especially as temperatures begin to drop down south.”The latest phase of the Sunshine Coast’s Vacation Migration campaign is in market from 3 to 31 May 2015. Source = Sunshine Coast Destinationlast_img read more

New York Jets defensive end Jason Babin 58 celeb

first_imgNew York Jets defensive end Jason Babin (58) celebrates after sacking Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) It was reported Monday the team had tried out Babin and Matt Shaughnessy.A veteran of 12 NFL seasons, Babin joins the Cardinals with 64.5 career sacks on his resume. He notched two last season with the New York Jets, and in 2013 tallied 7.5 with the Jacksonville Jaguars. The 35-year-old has also played for the Houston Texans, Kansas City Chiefs, Seattle Seahawks, Philadelphia Eagles and Tennessee Titans. He also appeared in two games with the Baltimore Ravens this season, though he did not record a statistic.The Cardinals expected to be without Redding, who dealt with a high ankle sprain during the season and left the team’s Week 17 loss to the Seahawks with a similar injury. Since then, head coach Bruce Arians expressed doubt as to whether or not he would be able to return in time for Saturday’s game, or if at all the rest of the postseason. The veteran finished this season with five combined tackles, two fumble recoveries and one interception.Losing Okafor, however, comes as a surprise. The 24-year-old has not had the kind of season he did last season, when he led the team with eight sacks, but has been solid as both a pass rusher and against the run. In 13 games this season, he produced 39 combined tackles, two sacks and one fumble recovery. 0 Comments Share Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling The Arizona Cardinals have been forced to tweak their roster ahead of their Divisional Round playoff matchup with the Green Bay Packers.The team announced Tuesday it had signed linebacker Jason Babin and elevated linebacker Gabe Martin from the practice squad to the active roster. They are replacing defensive tackle Cory Redding, who was placed on injured reserve with an an ankle injury, and linebacker Alex Okafor, who was placed on the non-football injury list with a toe injury.center_img The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Top Stories Along with those moves, the Cardinals also announced they have signed linebacker Quayshawn Nealy to the practice squad. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

Africa wildlife films try to inspire amid poaching

first_imgAfrica wildlife films try to inspire amid poaching scourge JOHANNESBURG — A documentary film about rhino poaching won awards at film festivals in Europe and the U.S. this year. But since bringing “STROOP: journey into the rhino horn war” home to South Africa, its makers have struggled for the same buzz in a country whose rhino population, the biggest in the world, has been under siege for a decade.Bonné de Bod, narrator of the film, whose title refers to the Afrikaans word for poach said the film has had success overseas, but the makers are having trouble finding cinema distributors and media coverage because many say the public is tired of hearing about rhino poaching.She said screenings are occurring in major South African cities, but no distributor is willing to risk a financial loss by putting it in cinemas.The Associated Press by The Associated Press Posted Dec 2, 2018 2:05 am PDTcenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emaillast_img read more

Cyprus needs to better prepare its young people for work

first_imgEnsuring that young Cypriots have the skills employers are looking for is vital if the country is to reduce its youth unemployment rate, EU Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth Androulla Vassiliou has said.In the EU there are currently two million vacancies, which could be filled by young people but a third of employers cannot recruit staff with the right qualifications, the commissioner said,“Levels of youth unemployment across Europe are unacceptably high. They can only be overcome if our education and training systems are more effective and adapted to the needs of the job market,” Vassiliou said.The economic crisis has hit young people more than any other age group.Around six million young people are currently unemployed across the EU and the level of youth unemployment in Cyprus is nearly twice as high as the overall jobless rate — 23 per cent compared with 12 per cent in the EU.Youth unemployment – under 25 — in Cyprus jumped from 9.0 per cent in 2008 to more than 40 per cent today.Cyprus is also faced with a unique problem in the EU: the unemployment rate for young graduates (25 per cent) is higher than among the lowest skilled groups (22 per cent).This partly reflects its high level of tertiary graduates but is equally due to the skills mismatch.In contrast, the unemployment rate in the EU is less than 11 per cent on average for graduates and 27 per cent for those with only lower secondary qualifications or less.“Like many other countries, Cyprus needs to better prepare its young people for work,” Vassiliou said. “We have to address the mismatch between the skills our young people leave education with and the needs of employers.”The European Commission is working together with Member States to put in place a Youth Guarantee, aimed at ensuring that all young people under 25 get a good-quality, concrete offer of a job, apprenticeship, traineeship, or continued education within four months of leaving formal education or becoming unemployed.Cyprus is due to receive €11 million from the EU’s Youth Unemployment Initiative to support the introduction of the Youth Guarantee. This funding will support apprenticeships, work placements, and job advice.Cyprus has submitted a ‘Youth Guarantee Implementation Plan’ to the Commission, in which it outlines reforms of apprenticeship, vocational education and training systems. ‘Second-chance’ education for vulnerable groups, such as early school leavers and low-skilled unemployed, are also part of the plan.The need to address the ‘skills mismatch’ will be the focus of a speech by Vassiliou at the European University Cyprus Forum on Youth and Employment on Friday March 21.You May LikeLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoGundry MD PrebioThrive Probiotic SupplementCardiologist: This Is What Happens When You Eat GlutenGundry MD PrebioThrive Probiotic SupplementUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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