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Activists question why Montreal police released Inuk woman into industrial area at

first_imgTom FennarioAPTN NewsOfficials who work with Indigenous people in Montreal are asking why an Inuk woman was released by police at midnight on a Friday in an industrial area of the city.Mina Aculiak was in Montreal getting treatment of an injury she sustained after being run over by a police car in her home community of Umiujaq, Nunavik.Police say she was arrested after causing a disturbance at the hospital.After being released, Aculiak disappeared for five days.tfennario@aptn.ca@tfennariolast_img read more

Bourita We Are Not Going to Geneva for Negotiations

Rabat – Morocco may have accepted the UN invitation for talks on Western Sahara, but will use them as a platform to remind participants of its firm conditions.On Friday, Morocco’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Nasser Bourita spoke about the UN’s invitation to Western Sahara talks in Geneva in December.Bourita, who attended a closed meeting at the House of Representatives along with a committee from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation said: “We are not going to the negotiations for negotiations.” He said that Morocco will attend the UN round-table to reaffirm its conditions, which emphasize Morocco’s autonomy plan as a just solution to end the conflict.According to Akhbar Al Yaoum, the Moroccan official also addressed Algeria’s responsibility in the conflict as a main party and not an observer.Algeria “is the one which created the problem, and it is Algeria that needs to contribute to finding a solution for it.”Morocco was the first party to respond to the invitations sent by the UN secretary-general’s personal envoy for Western Sahara, Horst Kohler.Polisario also responded favorably to the invitations. The UN secretary-general said in his recent report on the Western Sahara situation, released on October 3, that he is confident that neighboring countries, Mauritania and Algeria, will also respond favorably to the invitations.During the House of Representatives meeting, Bourita discussed several other issues, including Morocco’s decision to cut ties with Iran for alleged Polisario-Hezbollah collusion and the EU-Morocco fisheries agreement.The official also commented on his meeting with US President Donald Trump on the sidelines of the 73rd UN General Assembly, which took place September 18 to October 5.Bourita said, “There is nothing wrong about Morocco-US relations.” He added that Trump does not interfere in Morocco’s internal affairs.While Iran claimed that Morocco severed ties due to pressure from other powers, Bourita denied that Morocco’s move was a result of US pressure to support its position against Iran.He added that Morocco has evidence of Polisario-Hezbollah collusion.“Maybe our decision coincided with the US escalation, but we have pictures and an evidence of Iran’s involvement in supporting Polisario through its Lebanese proxy Hezbollah.”Bourita also discussed Iran’s alleged strategy to spread Shi’ism in Africa, referring to the arrest of the top Hezbollah financier Kassim Tajideen in Casablanca in 2017. read more

Football Johnnie Dixons career has been defined by injuries Against Penn State

Ohio State redshirt junior reciever Johnnie Dixon (1) catches a touchdown pass in the fourth quarter in the game against Penn State on Oct. 28. Ohio State won 39-38. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorJohnnie Dixon sat on the turf with his legs out in front of him. A voice came on in the press box and mentioned the word injury. Oh no. Not again. Not Dixon. Not now. Entering the season, Dixon, a redshirt junior, was best known as Ohio State’s wide receiver whose knees were determined to leave his potential untapped. So, as Dixon sat there on the turf early in the fourth quarter against No. 6 Penn State, before the Buckeyes’ eventual comeback seemed attainable, it was easy for the minds of 109,302 people in the stands and the players and coaches on the sidelines to recall Dixon’s battles with knee tendinitis and arthritis. It turns out, this time it was only leg cramps, which Dixon said are “the worst.”And it turns out, Ohio State got lucky it was nothing more. Dixon would return to the field and make two catches, both for touchdowns, that were critical in the No. 6 Buckeyes’ 39-38 come-from-behind win against the No. 2 Nittany Lions. “I was very emotional when I made those catches,” Dixon said. “It’s just crazy the feelings that were going through my mind knowing that we needed a play, and we always tell each other that it’s going to be on us, on [the wide receivers], to make a play which we did.” The first play came with just over 11 minutes left on the clock, two snaps after junior cornerback Denzel Ward’s momentum-shifting blocked punt, with Penn State leading 35-20. Dixon started outside the right hash mark, and quickly cut across the field before turning back upfield and blowing past junior linebacker Manny Bowen into an open expanse. Quarterback J.T. Barrett, who finished 33-of-39 for 328 yards, delivered the ball to Dixon, who ran the final 16 yards into the end zone for a 38-yard score. As Dixon saw the ball coming his direction, the thoughts in his mind were simple.“Pay dirt. Score,” he said. The second play, perhaps more pivotal than the first, came with 4:20 remaining and Ohio State down 11, threatening to make it a one-score game. Barrett found Dixon on the right side with a well-placed, 10-yard fade, which Dixon hauled in despite junior cornerback Amani Oruwariye’s tight coverage.Dixon said when Ohio State realized Penn State had no safety on the play, he became one of two primary options on the play. And, it turns out, when his number was called, the former four-star recruit, who began the year with only seven career catches for 55 yards, came through. “I’m telling him all game that ball is going to come to us and we’ve got to make the play,” redshirt junior Terry McLaurin said. “We need Johnnie, and what he did tonight for our offense and our unit, he’s a leader for this team.”  Outside the program, however, Dixon has long been doubted, with some fans wondering if he would ever be healthy enough to help the team. And beyond that, this entire season the offense, and the wide receivers in particular, have been criticized for their production — or lack thereof. But as the Buckeyes roared back to keep their College Football Playoff hopes alive, it was Dixon and the receivers who stepped up down the stretch and helped Barrett. Dixon now has 13 catches for 332 yards on the season. After the Buckeyes’ 31-0 loss in the Fiesta Bowl, Dixon wasn’t sure he wanted to stick around for it. He admitted as much following the Spring Game, in which he tapped into some of the talent he displayed Saturday by hauling in six passes for 108 yards. The injuries and the disappointment had almost gotten to be too much. McLaurin remembers the conversation he had with Dixon and redshirt junior H-back Parris Campbell in the hallway of the Woody Hayes Athletic Center about it. “Parris was just like, ‘We need you to come back. It’s going to be different next year,’” McLaurin said. But as Dixon laid injured on the turf early in the fourth quarter, it seemed like the same story might be happening again. It turns out, it was finally different. read more

Ohio State footballs Nate Williams out for season

Ohio State defensive lineman Nathan Williams will likely miss the remainder of the season, first-year OSU head coach Luke Fickell announced Tuesday. Williams, a senior, has been out of action since injuring his left knee against Akron on Sept. 3 and undergoing arthroscopic surgery on Sept. 14. Fickell said Williams will “probably have another surgery” but offered very few details in regard to the situation. “I don’t know much more,” Fickell said. “It looks like (Williams) is done for the season.” Williams led the Buckeyes with 4.5 sacks in 2010. He was also effective dropping into pass coverage last year, tallying three passes defended and recording an interception. In 2011, he was named to the preseason watch list for the Ted Hendricks Award, given to the nation’s best defensive end. Former OSU head coach John Cooper told The Lantern Tuesday that he feels Williams is possibly the Buckeyes’ best player. “I think we got some really, really bad news today regarding Nate Williams,” Cooper said. “(He), in my opinion, arguably might have been our best football player.” As far as the effect Williams’ absence has had, and will have on the Buckeyes defense, Fickell turned the focus to moving on. “He hasn’t played since the first game,” Fickell said. “It’s a part of the game. Sometimes when you figure out what you’re going with, it might make you better, too. “We’re not going to sit and dwell upon it.” Senior linebacker Tony Jackson said that although the team would obviously want to have Williams back, it must press forward. “We’d like to have him back,” Jackson said. “If he could go, we’d definitely have him in there. But if he can’t go, we’ve got to go on without him. We can’t just stop because we lost one player or something happened. We’ve got to keep moving on.” Under NCAA bylaw 14.2.4, Williams would be able to apply for a hardship waiver, which could grant him an extra year of eligibility. According to the bylaw, a player is eligible to apply if he or she suffers an “incapacitating injury or illness” during the first half of the team’s season, and competes in no more than three games or 30 percent of the team’s games, whichever is greater. OSU will continue play without Williams on Saturday at Illinois’ Memorial Stadium. Kickoff is set for 3:30p.m. and will be televised on ABC. read more

Football Fourstar safety Tyreke Johnson commits to Ohio State

Ohio State landed its first recruit in nearly three months when four-star safety Tyreke Johnson committed to the school, adding another highly regarded recruit to the top 2018 class in the country.A Jacksonville, Florida, native, Johnson is the fifth-ranked safety in the nation and the 38th-best prospect overall, according to the 247Sports composite rankings. He joins five-star Jaiden Woodbey and four-star Josh Proctor as the third safety in the class. The Buckeyes have two cornerbacks, four-star Sevyn Banks and three-star Marcus Hooker, committed. Johnson attends Trinity Christian Academy, the same high school as freshman cornerback and former five-star recruit Shaun Wade. He is the fourth Floridian in the class to commit to Ohio State. Johnson is the first player in the 2018 class to pledge his services to the Buckeyes since junior college defensive tackle Antwuan Jackson Jr. committed on Sept. 12. read more

Duo further remanded on armed robbery charges

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Related Raymond Rodrigues and Patrick Smith were on Friday further remanded to prison by Georgetown Magistrate Leron Daly on an armed robbery charges.The duo initially pleaded not guilty to both charges when they were read to them at their first appearance at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts in May.(L) Patrick Smith and Raymond RodriguesPolice alleged that on May 9, 2018, the two men, armed with a gun, invaded a Princes Street, Georgetown property and relieved Bidinauth Sooklall of $500,000 in cash, one DVR, one mobile phone, two Seiko watches, and one laptop computer.Police further alleged that, on the same day, the two defendants robbed Giselle Ramos of three gold chains, one gold earring, one Gold IPhone, and one suitcase of cosmetics. The value of the booty from both robberies was estimated at close to $2 million.The prosecution’s facts presented to the court stated that at about 7:00h on the day in question, the victims were in their bedroom when the two armed men confronted them.The couple were subsequently held at gunpoint, bound and robbed. The armed men then fled the scene, but were subsequently arrested, and positively identified by the victims during an identification parade.The matter will be called again on June 22. read more

50 interest in Kobada gold project could see an increase in annual

first_imgHummingbird Resources has signed a Letter of Intent regarding a potential earn-in to a 50% interest in the Kobada gold project in Mali owned by African Gold Group Inc (AGG) and initial investment into AGG. Highlights:Potential to create a high-grade concentrate at Kobada to be trucked to Yanfolila for processing to add an additional 50,000 oz/y gold annum to YanfolilaKobada has 2.2 Moz Measured, Indicated and Inferred Gold Resource (including 511,000 oz of Reserves)Initial investment in AGG of C$3.6 million for approximately 9.9%120-day exclusivity period for due diligenceDuring exclusivity period Hummingbird has the right to increase shareholding in AGG to 19.2% for a further consideration of C$4.4 million and to manage the DFS on the project funded by AGG On completion of the DFS Hummingbird has the right to acquire 50% interest in Kobada through funding capex of the projectHummingbird to receive 70% of cashflows until capex recovered.Dan Betts, CEO of Hummingbird, commented: “Based on the due diligence we have completed to date we believe we will be able to truck a high-grade concentrate to the Yanfolila processing plant from Kobada. This high-grade concentrate would have a material increase to our annual production rates and could add up to an additional 50,000 oz/y to our existing average life of mine production of 107,000 oz.“The Yanfolila gold mine currently has a 7.5 year mine life based on reserves and we have over 1 Moz gold in resources that we will look to convert to reserves and extend this mine life once in production. This deal with AGG gives us a path to 150,000 oz/y production within three years from now combined with the organic extension of mine life from existing resources extending it well beyond 10 years.  This could significantly improve the production profile of Yanfolila and materially improve the mine’s NPV.“We are extremely excited about the optionality the deal provides Hummingbird and working with the management of AGG who have a strong track record of creating shareholder value within the industry.”Stephan Theron, CEO of AGG, commented: “This transaction with Hummingbird is significant for AGG as it validates the intrinsic value of the Kobada gold project and fast tracks the planned development program. Hummingbird provides us the financial capacity to develop Kobada and we are also gaining a partner with operational presence in Mali. Kobada provides Hummingbird the ability to further increase production output at Yanfolila mine. The partnership is a win-win for both groups.  We look forward to working with the Hummingbird team on this transaction.”last_img read more

Sandisk Jammed 1TB into a Slim Thumbdrive

first_imgEver wished you could carry your entire Blu-ray collection around on a device smaller than your thumb? Someone at Sandisk apparently did, which explains the company’s prototype flash drive.This unassuming little gizmo doesn’t look that different from any of the blister-packed drives you see in a drugstore checkout line these days. It packs a whopping 1TB of data storage into a chassis that SanDisk says is the world’s smallest.For USB-C flash drives, anyway. There are plenty of smaller drives out there. There are drives with twice the capacity, too… but Sandisk has put together a thumbdrive with a combination of features that’s hard to beat.The USB-C plug, for example, makes it very versatile.  You can use the drive with current PCs and Macs as well as numerous Android devices. File transfers will be blazing fast, too, and that’s a very good thing when you want to copy, say, a few hundred movies at a time onto your drive.It’s so slim that you can tuck it just about anywhere. Sure, Kingston’s 2TB Data Traveler Ultimate GT has more room for files, but it’s also an inch thick and can’t be plugged into your phone (at least not without an equally clunky adapter).The flip side, of course, is that you’ll need an adapter if you want to plug Sandisk’s drive into a computer that only has USB-A ports. There’s another strike against SanDisk’s skinny 1TB drive, too: you can’t actually buy it.It’s still in the prototype phase. SanDisk will have similar USB-C drives available soon, but it may be a while before their 1TB model makes it onto store shelves. The price isn’t known yet either. Their 128GB USB-C drive currently goes for around $40… so it could sell for $200 or more.For more CES coverage visit our sister site PC Mag. Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

Jinder Mahal says his release from WWE back in 2014 motivated him

first_imgFacebook Twitter Gerald Bocook Mojo Rawley Certain Rob Gronkowski Will Be in the WWE Soon WhatsApp Zach Steven Whitlow ♬ Giant Pianist ♬ WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton) Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Changeland Now Playing Up Next diggs I’m still ok with the Mahal push, I just wish they didn’t take the lazy evil foreigner route. It’s 2017, that shit needs to stop. Especially when you have more and more overseas talent on your roster *not* doing a nationality gimmick. I mean, Cesaro isn’t coming out in Lederhosen and Nakamura didn’t get his name changed to Chop Chop Kickiface before his call up.(Side note, please ensure Kevin Dunn never sees this or he’ll get ideas) Now Playing Up Next Google+ International Superstar Shake-up Dates Confirmed Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles May 31, 2017 at 7:24 pm Alexa Blisscenter_img John Cena’s Replacement At WWE Crown Jewel Possibly Revealed Videos Articles “I’ve been tested plenty, and never failed one,” forces a raised eyebrow. It’s the weird vague specificity of it, and something I now expect to hear an apology for and a plea for forgiveness of when he gets busted. And that skepticism and cynicalness makes me sad. Pinterest 4 COMMENTS Two championship matches added to Clash of Champions in three weeks from Charlotte Brie Bella WWE Smackdown Results – 8/13/19 (Reigns vs. Murphy, Randy Orton responds to Kofi Kingston) Videos Articles June 2, 2017 at 8:36 am May 31, 2017 at 8:52 pm Jinder Mahal’s strory to the WWE Championship really is one of the absolute coolest things to see. As a fan, I want to see passion in the performers and honestly when Mahal cut that promo on Talking Smack prior to winning the no.1 Contendership, I could tell there was a fire under him I hadnt seen in a performer in a while. He has worked his butt off to get better and not bitter from his release. Is this title run primarily due to their partnership in India? Probably but it shouldnt diminish how hard Mahal has worked to get back in the company and get to the top spot. I am 100 percent rooting for the Maharaja! ESPN.com is featuring an interview with new WWE Champion Jinder Mahal where he talks about his release from the company back in 2014 and beating Randy Orton at Backlash two weeks ago to become the new WWE Champion.On his release from WWE back in the summer of 2014:“You cannot become complacent or comfortable. You can’t become lazy. Being released was one of the best things that ever happened to me. It sparked my passion and forced me to work harder. To become the WWE champion, you need confidence in yourself, in your ability. You have to have confidence when you speak. When you start to look backward, that’s when the confidence begins to weaken. That’s not me. Not anymore.”On 3MB being a creative “mistake” and his post-WWE life:“Lost my motivation. I was selling real estate on the side, and thought that if it doesn’t work out, I could just do that if I want to.”On transforming his body over the years and being tested: “When I train hard, I look better. I see the way I look on TV or in the mirror, and it gives me confidence. It translates into the ring. I have more confidence and can be more aggressive. If you saw me from a few years ago, the confidence level is night and day, and that’s because of the way I look. I’ve been tested plenty, and never failed one.”Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipInternational Superstar Shake-up Dates ConfirmedVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:44/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 96.54%0:03Remaining Time -0:41 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list June 2, 2017 at 3:42 pm Now Playing Up Next Didn’t motivate him enough to improve in the ring. Ronda Rousey Slovacchia: avamposto nel cuore del blocco di Visegrd Comments are closed.last_img read more

UD Group expanding metals trade counter to bleak outlook in market

first_imgAs a global rout in commodities drives metals traders to close up shop or lay off staff, Indian-owned industrial metals firm UD Group is setting out expansion plans, boosting staff and moving into more countries.The Singapore-based firm, which has a metals trading arm as well as mining, industrial and renewable units, recently opened an office in Beijing to grow in North Asia and is set to buy a small Swiss trading house, said Chairman Prateek Gupta.He says a strong balance sheet is giving it the comfort to take a counter-cyclical bet, and grow as others contract.”People ask us, ‘Are you guys crazy, you want to step into China now when everyone is getting out?’ I say, that’s exactly why I want to get in,” Gupta, a third-generation of the family-owned firm, told Reuters.The Swiss purchase, which is in its final stages, will include 20 staff and seven senior traders, he said, helping to extend the group’s reach into Europe, Russia and Africa, as it looks to grow from 250 people to 400 in the next two years.”We get access to teams and other commodities, like aluminium, tin, lead and zinc and some ferro alloys,” he said. “That gives us growth in those commodities. They need additional depth of balance sheet.”UD’s expansion comes as trading houses worldwide are facing the worst commodities downturn in a decade and as more banks ditch the sector. U.S. investment bank Morgan Stanley this week said it was closing its base metals trading business.Gupta said UD has avoided some of the pitfalls faced by rivals as it has maintained a large capital base and lower levels of borrowings, given the lower debt tolerance of banks in India where it has its roots.At the same time, it has grown big enough to attract larger credit lines from banks elsewhere including in Asia, which are used primarily for working capital as it offers its balance sheet to customers.”None of the metal market industry can survive without credit… That’s where our model offers a better role. We offer credit back up.”UD also takes part in more downstream activities than traditional commodity trade houses, Gupta said, helping to manage risk as it offers an exit strategy in the event of default, where UD will buy its customers’ products and sell them.The firm’s Bombay stock exchange-listed unit, Ushdev International, is capitalised at $124 million and accounted for around a third of overall group business last year. Shares have fallen by more than a quarter this year, mirroring the downswing in metals.last_img read more