Statistics Canada says the pace of economic growth slowed in first quarter

first_imgThe pace of economic growth in Canada slowed in the first quarter of this year as housing investment pulled back amid new mortgage stress test rules.Statistics Canada says the economy grew at an annualized pace of 1.3 per cent for the first three months of the year. That compared with an annual pace of 1.7 per cent in the final three months of 2017.Economists had expected growth to come in at an annualized rate of 1.8 per cent for the first quarter of 2018, according to Thomson Reuters Eikon.The weaker-than-expected result came as investment in housing fell 1.9 per cent in the quarter, the largest decline since the first quarter of 2009, due to a drop in ownership transfer costs as the pace of home sales slowed at the start of the year.Growth in the first quarter was also the slowest pace since the economy contracted in the second quarter of 2016 due to forest fires that destroyed parts of Fort McMurray, Alta., and forced the shutdown of several oilsands operations in the region.The latest reading on the economy follows the Bank of Canada’s decision to keep its key interest rate on hold.last_img read more

UNESCO chief speaks out against killing of Somali journalists

Abdirisak Warsameh Mohamed of Radio Shabelle was reportedly gunned down last week on his way to work amid renewed fighting between Government forces and armed rebels near the Bakara Market in the capital, Mogadishu.Intense fighting between the Government and the opposition Al-Shabaab and Hisb-ul-Islam groups erupted in several areas of Mogadishu on 8 May, uprooting over 67,000 people, according to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).It is impossible to know whether the journalist, who took several bullets to the chest, was singled out to be killed given the intensity of the conflict and the large number of civilians hit in the crossfire, the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) said in a news release.Veteran reporter Nur Muse Hussein (56) was shot in April while covering clashes between the provincial authorities and the Hisb-ul-Islam movement for Voice of the Holy Quran radio station. UNESCO said Mr. Hussein, who died this week from a gunshot wound to the leg sustained during the attack, was targeted along with three colleagues despite the fact that they were identified as journalists.“I condemn the attacks which have taken the lives of Nur Muse Hussein and Abdirisak Warsameh Mohamed,” said UNESCO Director-General Koïchiro Matsuura. “Few places are as dangerous for journalists as Somalia, which is prey to unending conflicts,” added Mr. Matsuura. He said that dedicated professionals, such as the two Somali reporters, “nevertheless continue doing their job to ensure that we are kept informed. It is our right to freedom of information that these brave journalists risk their lives to defend.”According to the National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ), four reporters have now been killed in the Horn of Africa nation since January, and two freelance journalists – Amanda Lindhout of Canada and Australian photographer Nigel Brennan – who were abducted last August near Mogadishu are still being held by their kidnappers who are demanding a ransom. 29 May 2009The head of the United Nations agency tasked with upholding press freedom today condemned the recent shooting deaths of two Somali journalists. read more

Samarasinghe to address the UNHRC on Friday

The government said that the NHRAP was approved by the Cabinet and the implementation strategy was approved in December 2011.The UPR on Sri Lanka was held last November in Geneva. During the UPR, Sri Lanka rejected 98 and accepted 111 recommendations submitted by countries at the UPR. (Colombo Gazette) In his last speech at the Council during the opening week of the 22nd session, Samarasinghe criticized the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay. His comments drew flak from Germany who said it was an unfair and unjust criticism of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe will address the UN Human Rights Council on Friday, the Minister’s office said.The Minister, who had already spoken when the Council began meeting for the 22nd session last month, will address the session for the second time when Sri Lanka’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) report is taken to be adopted on Friday. In the UPR report to be adopted on Friday, which was initially submitted in Geneva last year, Sri Lanka elaborated on plans to achieve improvements in human rights in the context of post-conflict peace-building and reconciliation.It noted that, as a result of the 2008 Review, a National Action Plan for the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights (NHRAP), a principal pledge, has been formulated based on recommendations, accepted pledges made, recommendations of treaty bodies and special procedures. read more

UN says situation in Côte dIvoire remains unpredictable refugee supplies run short

Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s Special Representative Albert Tévoédjrè met with Prime Minister Seydou Diarra today who returned from Pretoria from talks with South Africa President Thabo Mbeki. Mr. Mbeki also met with Guillaume Soro, Secretary General of the rebel Forces Nouvelles as part of the efforts to resolve the crisis.The new Ivorian Joint Chief of Staff, Philippe Mangou, met with UN military personnel over the weekend and reiterated the Government’s pledge to restore confidence by providing security and protection for all communities after a wave of anti-French violence and ethnic clashes led to the flight of thousands of refugees and foreigners.The latest crisis began 4 November when Government forces bombed rebel positions in the UN-patrolled Zone of Confidence (ZOC) separating the combatants. Two days later Government forces bombed French peacekeepers there, killing nine, and French troops destroyed the Government’s air force in retaliation, leading to widespread rioting, looting and harassment of foreigners.More than 10,000 Ivorians, mostly women and children, fled into neighbouring Liberia, itself struggling to recover after 14 years of vicious civil war, and thousands of foreigners were air-lifted out of Abidjan, the country’s largest city.Community outreach activities by UN civilian police have now resumed, with teams fanning out into the villages countrywide to promote dialogue and reconciliation.The UN Operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI), set up in April to monitor the ceasefire and help implement peace accords between the Government and rebels signed in January 2003, also reported that economic activities were brisker in Yamoussoukro, the capital, due to the relative calm.Meanwhile in Liberia, host families are accommodating up to nine or 10 refugees from Côte d’Ivoire in each house, and food is now in very short supply, the UN refugee agency said. Even before the influx of refugees, there was little available for the local population in the war-torn country.To remedy the situation, UN agencies and the Liberian Government have agreed that food distribution will now target the population of the host community as well as the new arrivals, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said. Helicopters of the UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) are flying over the area to airlift consignments of emergency relief along the border. read more

New COP RC45 hammer combines technical performance with lighter weight

first_imgFast and accurate grade control is the key to an effective mineral extraction process and ultimately to mining productivity and profitability. That’s why Atlas Copco Secoroc says it has opted to extend its RC hammer range with the COP RC45 – which it claims is “the smallest, lightest and fastest reverse circulation hammer ever.”The 120 mm (4.5 in) COP RC45 reverse circulation hammer features a revolutionary new design. “Since it is 40% shorter than the nearest competitor and more than 30% lighter than most hammers doing the same job, one man can easily handle the hammer by himself.” The COP RC45 hammer also works with an extremely high impact frequency – up to 52 Hz at 30 bar. This is possible thanks to a unique air chamber design. Much smaller air chambers build up pressure faster and make the piston strike at a much faster rate. The marginally lower impact force is more than compensated for by the much higher impact frequency. Tests have shows excellent penetration rates in all types of rock – also in difficult rock formations.Like the RC 50, the COP RC45 hammer features Atlas Copco Secoroc’s unique tube retention system. This design allows fast and easy service, and tubes are quickly replaced without disassembling the hammer. The company says this means less time servicing the hammer, and more time producing samples. Atlas Copco Secoroc says it has all the technical features to help users reach their sampling goals but while handling a much lighter weight.last_img read more

IHF publish nominations for World Handball Player 2015

Until 30 May 2016, handball fans and media all around the world can cast their vote for the Player of the Year 2015. With an impressive performance throughout the whole year, some handball players put themselves consistently in the focus of attention. Now, a group of IHF experts chose five male and five female players who stood out in particular in 2015 and who they consider to be the best of the best.Among the nominees, there are six players who won the IHF Player of the Year award at least once which proves their outstanding qualities. But that does not mean that the remaining four do not stand a chance.  These are the nominations in both the women’s and the men’s category:WOMENCristina Neagu, ROUHeidi Løke, NORNora Mørk, NORCornelia Nycke Groot, NEDKarolina Kudlacz-Gloc, POLMENMikkel Hansen, DENNikola Karabatić, FRAThierry Omeyer, FRARafael Capote, QATDomagoj Duvnjak, CROIf you want to cast your vote just click on the following link and complete the form:http://ihf.info/en-us/mediacentre/voting/playeroftheyear2015.aspxsource: IHF ← Previous Story Radmila Petrovic will end career after Rio Next Story → LAZAROV & OMEYER: Classy shooter and amazing goalie celebrate 50th trophies IHFworld handball player read more

Limagerie cérébrale pour évaluer la dyslexie

first_imgL’imagerie cérébrale pour évaluer la dyslexieUne école de médecine américaine a révélé que l’utilisation de l’imagerie cérébrale chez les adolescents dyslexiques pouvait permettre de prédire quels patients pourraient par la suite surmonter plus facilement leur handicap.La dyslexie se caractérise souvent par des difficultés dans l’apprentissage du langage oral, dans l’orientation dans l’espace, dans la mémorisation et la lecture. Corriger ce trouble demande souvent l’intervention d’un orthophoniste ainsi que plusieurs exercices. Aujourd’hui les chercheurs de l’école de médecine de Stanford, aux Etats-Unis, expliquent que l’imagerie cérébrale pourrait permettre de déterminer quels adolescents dyslexiques pourront être capables de corriger leur problème. Ainsi, ils ont effectué une IRM fonctionnelle afin d’observer comment le cerveau de 14 adolescents dyslexiques réagissait lors d’un exercice de lecture. Trente mois plus tard, l’imagerie cérébrale a de nouveau été utilisée pour observer l’activité du cerveau lors du même exercice et il est apparu que les adolescents disposant des meilleurs connexions dans le gyrus frontal droit et utilisant davantage cette partie du cerveau se seraient plus sensiblement améliorés.Le Figaro explique que le gyrus frontal droit est souvent sollicité comme compensatoire par les personnes dyslexiques alors que pour les lecteurs normaux, la partie gauche du cerveau est plus utilisée. Pour autant, cette découverte ne convient pas à l’ensemble des enfants dyslexiques explique Ghislaine Dehaene, spécialiste de l’unité de neuro-imagerie cognitive du CEA à Saclay : “Cette étude ne doit pas faire oublier que chaque enfant est unique et la dyslexie un phénomène complexe qui résulte de multiples facteurs. Une difficulté à distinguer certains sons semble cependant un facteur de risque important pour l’apparition ultérieure de la dyslexie et pourrait être détectée à la naissance dans des familles particulièrement touchées. Ce type d’étude reposant sur l’imagerie cérébrale peut aussi nous donner des pistes à explorer pour aider les enfants à compenser leur déficit”. Cinq enfants sur 100 sont concernés par la dyslexie en France, la maladie étant souvent détectée au moment de l’apprentissage de la lecture et de l’écriture en première année de primaire.Le 26 février 2011 à 18:23 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Vancouver flyfishing store to close

first_imgThe Greased Line Fly Shoppe, a Vancouver fly-fishing mainstay for more than four decades, is closing in early March.Owner Mark Noble, 65, is retiring. He opened the shop in late 1975 and has been at his 5800 N.E. 88th St. location for the past 35 years.“There’s not a lot of businesses that have been around as long as I have,’’ Noble said.Noble said after 41 years of owning a retail business, and having taught thousands of fly-tying and fly-fishing classes, it is time to do something else in life.He plans to have a liquidation sale beginning Feb. 17 and projects closing the doors for the final time about the first week in March.last_img

Argentina announce Cesar Luis Menotti as their director

first_imgThe Argentina Football Association finally made the decision to appoint legendary Cesar Luis Menotti, to be their National Team’s Director on Monday.As the new Argentina board of directors have managed to keep the National Team a float in the last few years, they needed to make a massive point by signing someone like Cesar Luis Menotti for an important position in the federation and they just announced him this Monday.The legendary former manager reportedly declined the position as the National Team coach, he doesn’t feel like he will deliver good results given his advanced age and he is not interested on having stress problems at this point in his life.But Menotti has always been very interested in what happens to his beloved National Team, which is the reason he agreed to sign a new contract as the new National Teams’ Director and will start his new job effective immediately.The Argentina Football Association (AFA), made the announcement on Monday and posted a picture of him and chairman Claudio Tapia shaking hands while closing the deal that binds Menotti to the squad in this new position.The input that Cesar Luis can give to the younger national teams is very valuable, he will make sure that the right decisions are made in Argentina from now on.El ex entrenador de @Argentina, César Luis Menotti, será Director de Selecciones Nacionales. Comenzará su función el próximo 1 de febrero. ¡Bienvenido a su Casa, César! pic.twitter.com/Ze2O7ksNY9— Selección Argentina 🇦🇷 (@Argentina) January 14, 2019This position has only been reserved in the past for World Cup champions with Argentina according to Diario Ole, only two other figures have taken on the job before Menotti and he has some major shoes to fill.The first one to take on the role was Carlos Bilardo, the manager who took Argentine to the 1986 World Cup championship and one of the most influential managers in the country’s history.During his tenure as the National Teams’ Director, Bilardo took Argentina when Diego Maradona took the job as the manager and he didn’t really have a lot of success in the position.The other person who took the position was Jose Nestor Pekerman, he was the Director between the mid-nineties and the start of the millennium.He was the one who appointed Marcelo Bielsa as the National Team manager, he also took the youth World Cup trophies of Qatar 1995, Malasia 1997, and Argentina in 2001.It’s Menotti’s turn to take a crack at the job, which is a huge responsibility because he will be the one calling the shots with only chairman Claudio Tapia above him in the organization.Raheem Sterling, EnglandTop 5 best players from the international break weekend Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 11, 2019 After a fresh international break just came to an end, we need to talk about the Top 5 best players during this whole weekend.We…¡La reconstrucción albiceleste!🇦🇷 AFA ha anunciado que a partir del próximo 1 de febrero, César Luis Menotti asumirá como Director de Selecciones Nacionales.👏 Argentina fue Campeón del Mundo con ‘El Flaco’ en 1978 de la mano de @ESPNMarioKempes pic.twitter.com/F5gREgM6cH— Fuera de Juego (@ESPN_FDJ) January 14, 2019Now that AFA has appointed Lionel Scaloni as the National Team manager, he will have to impress Menotti within the span of the next year or he will most likely be replaced if he comes out short.After the protocol is followed with all the necessary documents that Menotti will have to sign, the position will start officially on 1 February this year but Cesar Luis has already begun to form the working team that will help him build a better structure for all the National Teams in Argentina.As far as the National Team goes, it will be Cesar Luis Menotti’s job to convince Lionel Messi that he still has a lot to give to Argentina and to let him know that he has the full support from AFA for the upcoming tournaments in which he may compete.The new Director also has big plans for the manager’s job, but he will give Scaloni the benefit of the doubt and let him work without any pressure coming from his end.However, the options Menotti has for the job are Marcelo Gallardo, Guillermo Barros Schelotto, and Diego Simeone.#Seleccion 🇦🇷 ¿Qué decía Menotti de los posibles candidatos a entrenador de Argentina? ¿A quiénes elogiaba y les veía pasta? ➡ https://t.co/KPfVYhu0Wm pic.twitter.com/z0tMZOIYAm— Diario Olé (@DiarioOle) January 15, 2019How well do you think Cesar Luis Menotti will do as the new National Teams’ Director for Argentina? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

Stoneman Douglas High announces reopening dates

first_imgPARKLAND, FLA. (WSVN) – Stoneman Douglas High School, the site of Wednesday’s horrific mass shooting, announced dates for when they expect to reopen.On Friday, teachers and staff are expected to return at 8 a.m. Various support services will be available for both staff and teachers.Related: Grieving communities come together at vigils, memorials across South FloridaA voluntary campus orientation will take place between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Sunday for students and parents.On Feb. 27, the Broward County School Board expects classes to resume.The school board said these reopening events are only for staff, students, parents and guardians.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

PuebloPlex Board Approves Reuse Plan for Colorado Depot

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR The LRA for the Pueblo Chemical Depot last week approved a redevelopment plan for 15,850 surplus acres at the central Colorado site, paving the way for the Army to begin transferring property at the depot.PuebloPlex, the state agency established in 1994 to redevelop the facility, is aiming to receive about 5,400 acres in the next year. That tract sits in the center of the depot and contains 620 storage igloos and most of the rail lines, reported the Pueblo Chieftain.The LRA now splits the revenue it generates from leasing 255 of the igloos with the Army since it is leasing them under a master lease, said Russell DeSalvo III, the authority’s CEO and president. Following a transfer, those igloos would be owned by PuebloPlex and removed from the master lease.The next parcel that would be conveyed likely is the 1,200-acre south entrance, where groundwater contamination from an explosives washout area is being remediated. PuebloPlex is preparing a grant request to DOD’s Office of Economic Adjustment for at least $2.5 million to implement it reuse plan, according to the story.Under the redevelopment plan, almost half of the acreage the LRA is responsible for would be devoted to industrial uses, including manufacturing, distribution and warehousing. Other primary uses would include R&D, education, agricultural research, renewable energy production and open space. Industrial uses would take advantage of the depot’s central location, existing road and rail networks, and the storage igloos.“It’s a guide, a living document,” DeSalvo said of the reuse plan. “It’s impossible to anticipate everything that’s going to happen over the next 100 years.”Matrix Design Group prepared the 1,200-page plan under a $700,000 grant during a year-long process.last_img read more

Modi unveils Lal Bahadur Shashtris statue at Varanasi airport

first_imgVaranasi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled a statue of former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri at Varanasi airport here on Saturday. On a day-long visit to his parliamentary constituency to launch BJP’s membership drive, Modi was greeted by Shastri’s sons Anil and Sunil Shastri, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, BJP Working President JP Nadda and state unit chief Mahendra Nath Pandey at Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport. Also Read – National Herald case: Officer bearers of Congress were cheats, Subramanian Swamy tells court Advertise With Us After unveiling the statue, Modi launched a tree plantation drive. Before his arrival in the city, Modi said he would put his thoughts on the Union Budget in detail at a program scheduled to be organised to launch the party’s membership drive. “At around 11:30 this morning, I will address the program in Varanasi marking the launch of @BJP4India’s Membership Drive. During my speech, I will elaborate on my thoughts on the Budget and India’s growth trajectory in the coming years,” he tweeted. Also Read – Dehydrated elephant being given treatment Advertise With Us The Prime Minister is later scheduled to visit a virtual museum at Man Mahal here. In another tweet on Friday, he said: “Tomorrow afternoon in Varanasi, I will visit the Virtual Museum at Man Mahal. Situated near the iconic Dashashwamedh Ghat, this is a cultural landmark of the city. It showcases aspects of our great cultural heritage.”last_img read more

Melodious Moments with Sunitha were truly melodious

first_imgGachibowli: 1.2 & STRARTS proudly presented Sunitha Upadrasta, Lydiyan Nadaswaram and others at the event ‘Melodious Moments with Sunitha’ for the very first time live in the city. Sunitha Upadrasta is not a new voice to South Indian cinema. A versatile singer who has sang more than 3000 songs and is a famous dubbing artist in Tollywood. The child prodigy piano player Lydian Nadaswaram joined the team for the very first live show of ‘Melodious Moments with Sunitha,’ here on Sunday. Also Read – Hyderabad: Wall collapse in Kukatpally damages four cars Advertise With Us The show was graced by the prominent dignitaries like Dr S P Balasubrahmanyam, K S Chitra and Chandrabose (lyricist) and eminent journalists from Telugu cinema industry and media fraternity, besides her fellow colleagues from the music industry. Dr Balasubrahmanyam expressed his great pleasure in working with Sunitha. He made a special note about how proud he felt seeing Sunitha and Chitra chase their way through the odds of their lives and make it to the most respectful place in society as singers and inspirational personalities. Chitra shared her joyous feelings about unveiling the poster of the show. The testimonials from audience and dignitaries took the show and the performers to a level above. Also Read – With 61 feet high, Khairatabad Ganesh claimed to be tallest idol in India Advertise With Us The “Evellalo” song from the movie ‘Gulabi’ was definitely a number in her list of performance , along with that few famous maestro Ilayaraja’s number when blends in her voice gave a magnificent experience to the audience. The show had several segments including audience choice of songs which continued to rendering collection of rare and famous songs like “Kammani Prema Lekha” from ‘Guna’; “Venuvai vachanu” from ‘Matrudevobhava’; and “Chivariki Migiledi” from ‘Mahanati.’ Apart from the brilliant choice of songs , mind-blowing live music, the cherry on top was the 3D light effects with respect to song dynamics. This was the first time in India such a 3D light effect focussed on a singer in parallel to the tune of live music.last_img read more

Gold Prices to See Selling Pressure Till US Fed First Rate Hike

first_imgHigh volatility witnessed in gold prices in the past few weeks is expected to continue until the announcement of the first rate hike by the US central bank but ease thereafter.”We assume that the gold price will remain under pressure until the first interest rate rise,” said Commerzbank Corporates & Markets in a note.Investors are concerned about the timing of the interest rate hike by the US Federal Reserve and once there is clarity over the timing, prices of the precious metal are expected to stabilize.”The price should climb again just as soon as the uncertainty over the timing diminishes,” said the note.Currently, gold prices are trading at their five-year lows, as improving economic data in the US strengthened expectations of a US Fed rate hike in September.On Tuesday, Atlanta Fed President Dennis Lockhart said in an interview with the Wall Street Journal that the “US economy was ready for an interest rate hike.””Yesterday’s interview is a strong indication that a rate hike will be forthcoming in September. The market responded by pricing in a rate hike in September with a likelihood of 50% for the first time this year,” said Commerzbank.At its July meeting, the US Federal Reserve had indicated that it was moving closer to raising rates for the first time after keeping them at record low since the financial crisis of 2008.In the domestic bullion market, gold prices fell by Rs 110 to Rs 25,020 per 10 gm on Wednesday, as a strong dollar weighed heavily on the prices.last_img read more

Minority groups announce protest over PP Rathis missing

first_imgRathis Chandra BhowmikMinority community groups on Monday announced demonstration programmes demanding that the government take measures to trace public prosecutor Rathis Chandra Bhowmik who went on missing since Friday last week.Under the banner Bangladesh Hindu Bouddha Christian Oikyo Parishad, minority leaders announced that they would block roads in Rangpur and Rajshahi divisions and all major roads in divisional cities for an hour on 7 April if Rathis is not traced by then.The group made the demand from a press conference held at National Press Club on Monday, news agency UNB reports.They also demanded prime minister Sheikh Hasina’s intervention in this regard.”We demand that prime minister Sheikh Hasina intervenes into this matter,” said the minority group’s general secretary Rana Dasgupta.Public prosecutor Rathis Chandra Bhowmik, 55, who represented the state in a case over the killings of Japanese national Hoshi Kunio and Rahmat Ali, khadem (caretaker) of a shrine, has been ‘missing’ since Friday morning.Speaking at the press conference, Bangladesh Puja Udjapan Parishad president Jayanto Sen Dipu said Rathis had helped reclaim khas land (government owned land) worth around Tk 3 billion from illegal occupation this year and this may be one of the reasons of his missing.Earlier on Saturday, Bangladesh Puja Udjapan Parishad and Bangladesh Hindu Bouddha Christian Oikyo Parishad jointly organised a human chain on at the National Press Club to press home the same demands.last_img read more

Micd up Malcolm Jenkins tries to get inside Cody Parkeys head before

first_img Advertisement Bears kicker Cody Parkey instantly became football Steve Bartman in Chicago after double doinking the potential 41-yard game winner as time expired against the Eagles, and some new video shows that Parkey wasn’t only dealing with the pressure of the biggest kick of his life, but also added harassment from Philly safety Malcolm Jenkins.On field sound from the game shows Jenkins trying to get inside Parkey’s head by barking at him before the kick and telling him he was going to miss it. You know the rest.Here’s some video of Jenkins playing head games. A higher quality video of the entire final kick is available if you click here and jump to YouTube.“Cody! Just say what’s up bruh. You know we old friends.” –@MalcolmJenkins 😂 pic.twitter.com/NJYyR08vvM— PJ McConnell (@PJbleedsgreen) January 9, 2019last_img read more

Kohls Black Friday Xbox One S PS4 Slim Deals For 24999 With

first_img Share Tweet Submit Some rather lucrative Black Friday Xbox One S and PS4 Slim deals have surfaced online from retailer Kohl’s.The Xbox One S and PS4 Slim console deals are valid in store and online while supplies last or until 1pm on Black Friday. Deals start online at kohls.com on Monday, November 21 and stores will open on Thursday, November 24 at 6pm.The most interesting console deal at Kohl’s would be the Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End PS4 Slim 500GB bundle for $249 USD. Normally the bundle sells for $299.99 so you’ll save an easy $ 50.00 USD. On top of that, purchasers are given $ 15.00 Kohl’s cash for every $ 50.00 spent. On the Uncharted 4 PS4 Slim bundle, this makes up for $ 75.00 additional Kohl’s cash. This also applies to Kohl’s Xbox One S 500GB Minecraft Favorites bundle which sells for $ 249.99 as well.Earlier this week we posted Dell’s leaked Black Friday ad which includes an amazing Xbox One S Battlefield 1 bundle deal for only $ 249.99 with Gears of War 4 and an extra wireless controller included. This deal easily saves you $ 170 USD.Stay tuned for more Black Friday console deals.last_img read more

US California cherry season to arrive later tha

first_img U.S.: California cherry season to arrive later tha … As a result of this spreading cherry production area – including greenhouse production – the cherry supply season has extended, these days beginning in early March and ending in late July.Dozens of cherry varieties are planted in China, but the most commercially cultivated varieties are European, such as Brooks, Bing, Rainier, Van, and Lapin, the USDA comments.Recently, Chinese farmers have been in the process of replacing some existing cherry varieties with varieties that better match current Chinese consumer demand.Cherry consumption, fruit prices on the riseThe current high fruit prices have also pushed up cherry prices this year, says the USDA.These price jumps have occurred despite increased production and smaller fruit size.For example, in Shandong’s Yantai region, the farm gate price for Meizao (Bing) cherries was 40-50 RMB (US$5.8 – US$7.2) per kilo, an increase of 20% from the previous year. Similarly, early March saw prices for greenhouse cherries in Yantai up 140-160 RMB (US$20.30 – US$23.20) per kilo.With increased production and an extended supply season, Chinese cherry consumption also continues to increase.Due to the fast-growing demand for cherries, online e-commerce retailers are working with suppliers to combine enhanced marketing with improved logistics.Thus far, this combination has resulted in faster growth in third and fourth-tier cities. This fast-growing demand represents strong potential for imported cherries, according to industry sources. China is expected to see greater cherry imports in 2019-20 as well as as a sharp increase in domestic production, according to a USDA GAIN Report.It also predicts the U.S. will remain the country’s largest cherry supplier during the summer, though its share will likely decline after, given the retaliatory tariffs.As for domestic supply, the Chinese industry is expected to see a 23% rise year-on-year to 420,000 metric tons (MT) this coming season. This rise is due to an increased number of bearing trees in producing regions.Along with the increased number of trees, weather patterns in most production areas have been favorable, contributing to the rise, notes the department.These growing conditions are a welcome change for growers from last season when a severe frost hit northern China during the cherry blossoming season, causing that year’s production to decline dramatically.Improved fruit quality, expanded hectarageThe overall cherry quality is acceptable this year, with the USDA pointing out that China’s cherry quality is improving thanks to enhanced crop management.Still, however, it says there is much room for improvement compared to imported cherries. For example, pre-cooling and post-harvest treatment is generally non-existent and grading is normally done by hand.Meanwhile, China’s cherry acreage is estimated at 150,000 hectares in 201920, up 7% year-on-year. This is part of the greater trend of cherry planted area expanding quickly in recent years given favorable market returns.In addition to traditional production regions such as Yantai (Shandong) and Dalian (Liaoning), Tongchuan (Shaanxi) and Tianshui (Gansu) have become major cherry producers in western China. Another round of heat coming to western U.S. … Experts analyze biggest challenges facing Chile at … center_img You might also be interested in July 18 , 2019 Chile edges closer to Vietnamese market access for … last_img read more

FILE In this Sept 6 2018 file photo Sen Kamal

first_img FILE- In this Sept. 6, 2018, file photo Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., listens as President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, answers her question during the third day of Kavanaugh’s Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. Harris, whose memoir comes out Jan. 8, isn’t only writing for those of voting age. The picture book memoir “Superheroes Are Everywhere” will be released around the same time, Penguin Young Readers announced Monday, Nov. 19. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File) AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Associated Press Posted Nov 19, 2018 5:09 am PDT Sen. Kamala Harris plans picture book edition of memoir NEW YORK — Sen. Kamala Harris, whose memoir comes out Jan. 8, isn’t only writing for those of voting age.The picture book memoir “Superheroes Are Everywhere” will be released around the same time, Penguin Young Readers announced Monday. Penguin Press is publishing the adult edition, “The Truths We Hold: An American Journey.” Harris, a California Democrat, has been widely discussed as a possible presidential contender in 2020 and memoirs have become a standard part of a White House campaign. She said in a statement that she hoped her story would “empower young people” and make them “caring, thoughtful, passionate citizens.”A middle grade edition of “The Truths We Hold” is scheduled for later in 2019.The Associated Presslast_img read more

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