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Ex-Warrior Swaggy P is a mile high after signing with an NBA team

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first_img— Denver Nuggets (@nuggets) December 10, 2018An 11-year pro, Young, 33, has been desperate to return to the NBA, going so far as to post a plaintive … CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceSwaggy P is back in the game.Nick Young, who earned a championship ring with the Warriors last season, was signed by the Denver Nuggets on Monday, according to ESPN.Nick Young has officially joined the squad.#MileHighBasketball pic.twitter.com/udxmXSiu9nlast_img

Bill to Highlight “Conflict Minerals” in Computers

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first_imgThe U.S. financial overhaul bill signed last Friday by House and Senate negotiators, has a provision that would highlight the use of “conflict minerals” by makers of computers, cell phones and other electronics. The Dodd-Frank bill will require companies to disclose to the Securities and Exchange Commission the nature and origin of some of the materials they use in creating their products. These minerals are used much in the same way “blood diamonds” were, by strong men and rebels to finance brutal wars and massacres. Minerals affected by the bill include the following. + Tantalum: stores electricity in cell phones+ Tungsten: creations vibrations in phones+ Tin: circuit boards+ Gold: used to coat wiring Of the countries involved in the sale of conflict materials, none has been so woefully affected as Congo, according to the anti-genocide groupEnough. 5.4 million deaths, countless rapes and mutilations have been fueled by the country’s mineral resources over the past decade and a half. The groups fighting each other, primarily in the eastern part of the country, make $180 million off the four minerals listed above. Instead of fighting against this legislation, any of the major computer or cell phone manufacturers could come out for it. This would have few negatives in exchange for some titanic PR. Oh, and maybe fewer people would die too. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… curt hopkins We have a request for comments in to Steve Jobs. We will let you know if he responds. Photos from the Grassroots Reconciliation Group, devoted to helping ex-child soldiers. Tags:#Government#international#web Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Black buck poaching case: Jodhpur court to pronounce verdict today

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first_img“It was the elite that was targeted this time. Five star hotels and all. So they panicked. Then they got up and spoke about it. My question is why not before? Attacks have happened in trains and small towns too, but no one talked about it so much,” Salman said during an interview to in 2010. Salman also claimed that Pakistan cannot be held responsible for the attacks. The actor, later apologised for his comments. In 2008, the two actors allegedly got into a fistfight during a birthday party of Salman’s then girlfriend Katrina Kaif. The relationship between the two stars has never been the same since then and digs at the Khans’ relationship have filled up gossip columns. However, recently the two actors got back together on a good foot in an Iftar party and King Khan also attended Salman’s sister’s wedding to bless the couple. Shah Rukh also visited Salman hours before the verdict on the hit-and-run case. Vivek Oberoi accused Salman of “threatening to kill him, abusing and indulging in character assassination.” Rumour mill was spinning after this press conference as Vivek Oberoi and Aishwarya Rai were reportedly in a relationship. A Magistrate’s court will pronounce its judgment here on Thursday in the blackbuck poaching case against Bollywood actor Salman Khan and others, against whom the trial has been going on since 1998.  Mr. Khan, who boarded a chartered plane from Mumbai, arrived here on Wednesday. Actors Saif Ali Khan, Tabu, Sonali Bendre and Neelam, who will appear in the court as accused along with Mr. Khan for pronouncement of the verdict, also reached here separately by the evening. After their presence in ‘Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam’, the couple’s relationship was in the eye of the storm. After they broke up in 2002, Aishwarya alleged that the actor harassed her. The former Miss. World said that Khan was unable to come to terms with the ending of their relationship. A case was also registered against Salman by Aishwarya’s parents. Vivek Oberoi accused Salman of “threatening to kill him, abusing and indulging in character assassination.” Rumour mill was spinning after this press conference as Vivek Oberoi and Aishwarya Rai were reportedly in a relationship. The actor was accused of poaching two Blackbucks in 1998 at a village near Jodhpur during the shooting of the film Hum Saath Saath Hain. In 2006, Khan was sentenced to one year imprisonment for hunting of the endangered species. Actor Saif Ali Khan was also accused in the case. Salman Khan is known to be a close friend of Namal Rajapaksa, Mahinda Rajapaksa’s son. The actor appears to have, perhaps unknowingly, played an indirect role in the release of the five Indian fishermen on death row in Sri Lanka, The Hindu had reported. The actor also invited some flak over his association with the then Sri Lankan President. Photo: Special Arrangement Salman Khan is known to be a close friend of Namal Rajapaksa, Mahinda Rajapaksa’s son. The actor appears to have, perhaps unknowingly, played an indirect role in the release of the five Indian fishermen on death row in Sri Lanka, The Hindu had reported. The actor also invited some flak over his association with the then Sri Lankan President. Photo: Special Arrangement “It was the elite that was targeted this time. Five star hotels and all. So they panicked. Then they got up and spoke about it. My question is why not before? Attacks have happened in trains and small towns too, but no one talked about it so much,” Salman said during an interview to in 2010. Salman also claimed that Pakistan cannot be held responsible for the attacks. The actor, later apologised for his comments. (L)Tabu, Shonali Bendre, Neelam The actor was accused of poaching two Blackbucks in 1998 at a village near Jodhpur during the shooting of the film Hum Saath Saath Hain. In 2006, Khan was sentenced to one year imprisonment for hunting of the endangered species. Actor Saif Ali Khan was also accused in the case. After their presence in ‘Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam’, the couple’s relationship was in the eye of the storm. After they broke up in 2002, Aishwarya alleged that the actor harassed her. The former Miss. World said that Khan was unable to come to terms with the ending of their relationship. A case was also registered against Salman by Aishwarya’s parents. In 2008, the two actors allegedly got into a fistfight during a birthday party of Salman’s then girlfriend Katrina Kaif. The relationship between the two stars has never been the same since then and digs at the Khans’ relationship have filled up gossip columns. However, recently the two actors got back together on a good foot in an Iftar party and King Khan also attended Salman’s sister’s wedding to bless the couple. Shah Rukh also visited Salman hours before the verdict on the hit-and-run case. In 2007, the actor was also issued a ‘fatwa’ by a Uttar Pradesh-based Muslim clergy for celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi. In 2007, the actor was also issued a ‘fatwa’ by a Uttar Pradesh-based Muslim clergy for celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi. In 2007, the actor was also issued a ‘fatwa’ by a Uttar Pradesh-based Muslim clergy for celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi. A sessions court in Mumbai sentenced Salman Khan to 5 years in prison for culpable homicide for the death of a man in the 2002 hit-and-run case. The Bollywood actor was held guilty of all counts in the 13-year-old case. Photo: Vivek Bendre A sessions court in Mumbai sentenced Salman Khan to 5 years in prison for culpable homicide for the death of a man in the 2002 hit-and-run case. The Bollywood actor was held guilty of all counts in the 13-year-old case. Photo: Vivek Bendre Chief Judicial Magistrate (Jodhpur Rural) Dev Kumar Khatri had reserved his judgment on March 28 after completion of final arguments in the 20-year-old case.Mr. Khan has been accused of killing two blackbucks in Kankani village, near here, on the night of October 1-2, 1998, when he was shooting for Hindi film “Hum Saath Saath Hain”. The other actors were accused of travelling with him in a Gypsy car. All of them allegedly fled when they were chased by the villagers.Mr. Khan is facing charges under Section 51 of the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972, and the others under the same provision of law read with Section 149 (unlawful assembly) of the Indian Penal Code.last_img read more

9 months agoMan City boss Guardiola says Danilo deserves his place

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first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man City boss Guardiola says Danilo deserves his placeby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City boss Pep Guardiola says Danilo deserves his place at right-back.The manager has started Kyle Walker on the bench for City’s last two league games as he went with Danilo.“I think they know that already, but maybe you realise more on the bench,” said the Catalan. “They know it.“From the beginning of the season, we spoke about that. We can imagine a different starting XI and not everyone can play.“When we don’t win, it’s always ‘Why didn’t we play this guy?’ When we win, people don’t think about the players who don’t play. But the players who don’t play know they have to be at a high level, because the other ones, if they’re injured, they can play.”Guardiola claimed Brazilian Danilo earned his chance.“There’s no doubt about how important Kyle is for us, so we need him,” he said. “We need the best Kyle.“But one day I decided to put Danilo in and he played top, so I gave him more minutes because he also said he’d arrived here from Real Madrid and I’d never given him four or five games in a row.“You can’t judge a player when he plays once and then has three or four games beside me [on the bench]. The players need time.“The winter time was so demanding, I decided to put Danilo in for a game and he played well. So I said I wanted him for one or two more games.” last_img read more

New Brunswick student missing since Nov 25

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first_imgAPTN National NewsThe search for Christopher Metallic in New Brunswick continues as the student hasn’t been seen since November 25.Metallic, 20, was last seen leaving a party in Sackville where he was attended university.The Mounties, search and rescue teams have scoured the area using helicopters, police dogs and divers.The family still holds out hope the Mi’Kmaq man will be found safe and they’ve now paid for cadaver dogs to join the search.last_img

StatCan October GDP flat compared with September up from 2016

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first_imgOTTAWA – Canada’s economy took a pause in October, with gross domestic product unchanged from the previous month.Analysts had estimated that Canada’s GDP would grow 0.2 per cent from September, based on some of the recent October economic data released earlier this week by Statistics Canada.Goods-producing industries were down 0.4 per cent from September figures and service-producing industries were up 0.2 per cent, it said.CIBC economist Nick Exarhos said “the mood was running high” ahead of Friday’s report, but said strong wholesale and retail trade volumes reported earlier this week didn’t translate into the same degree of value-added growth.Statistics Canada said the value of wholesale trade was up 1.4 per cent from September, and the value of retail trade was up 1.1 per cent.“Collectively, they contributed a bit more than one tick to GDP, roughly half of what we would have expected heading into the release,” Exarhos wrote in a note to clients.Exarhos added that the mining, oil and gas sector was also softer than expected despite reports of strong production.Statistics Canada said that mining, quarrying and oil and gas extraction declined 1.1 per cent.The agency reported that nine of the 20 industrial sectors that it monitors expanded in October, including manufacturing, which was up 0.1 per cent.“Except manufacturing, output in all goods-producing industries fell,” noted Arlene Kish, director for Canadian economics at IHS Markit.Statistics Canada said the mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction sector was down 1.1 per cent.“The drag from the oil and gas and mining industry was mostly related to maintenance operations within non-conventional oil activity . . . However, it should be noted that mining and quarrying activity as well as support activities for the entire sector were also down in the month,” Kish wrote.There were also contractions in the construction sector (down 0.1 per cent) and utilities (down 1.3 per cent)last_img read more

Canadian CEOs have already earned more than the average Canadian will this

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first_imgTORONTO – A policy think tank says Canada’s 100 highest paid CEOs have already earned more than the average Canadian worker will make for all of this year.The 11th annual report on CEO compensation by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives says the average CEO will have earned nearly $50,000 by 10:57 a.m. ET Tuesday, down from mid-afternoon when it first started studying the issue.Its latest report titled “Climbing up and Kicking Down” says the country’s top CEOs now make, on average, $10.4-million a year, or 209 times the average income of $49,738.That’s up from 193 times more in 2015.The report suggests that while the idea of a $15 per hour minimum wage has faced debate across Canada, rising CEO wages have gone largely unchecked.It concludes it isn’t likely that any one measure will curtail the overall growth in CEO compensation and decrease the record-high income gap between Canada’s top executives and the average worker.But it says Ottawa could consider more comprehensive amendments to the Income Tax Act and more broadly eliminate the tax preference that encourages companies to pay their executives in stock and stock derivatives rather than regular dollars.last_img read more

3 US banks post higher profits with huge assist from tax law

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first_imgNEW YORK, N.Y. – Three of America’s biggest banks reported higher profits Friday, with a huge assist from the tax law passed late last year.JPMorgan reported a record quarterly profit, while Citigroup and Wells Fargo topped analyst expectations.Banks are expected to be major beneficiaries of the tax overhaul, which sharply lowered corporate tax rates. Comparing each of the effective tax rates from last year to this year, the three Wall Street banks that reported earnings Friday appeared to have saved roughly $1.6 billion altogether.The first-quarter earnings season will give investors and the public their first good look into how President Trump’s tax law is impacting Corporate America. Publicly traded banks are the first major industry to report their results each quarter.Net income at JPMorgan Chase, the nation’s largest bank by assets and deposits, rose 35 per cent to $8.71 billion. The result was primarily driven by two factors: higher interest rates, which have allowed banks such as JPMorgan to charge more for customers to borrow, and the lower corporate tax rate.However, JPMorgan had to set aside more money to cover bad loans in its consumer bank, where delinquencies have been steadily edging higher. JPMorgan shares fell 2.7 per cent, while shares of Wells Fargo slipped 3.4 per cent and Citigroup shares dropped 1.6 per cent.While JPMorgan’s pretax income rose by $2 billion in the quarter, the company said it effectively paid $240 million less in taxes compared to a year earlier. The bank paid an effective tax rate of 18.3 per cent in the quarter, compared with a rate of 22.7 per cent a year earlier. Before the changes to tax law, JPMorgan’s effective tax rate averaged in the high 20-per cent range.JPMorgan Chief Executive Officer Jamie Dimon has been a big promoter of the tax overhaul, saying it would be good for businesses as well as average Americans. Soon after President Donald Trump signed the law into place, the bank announced higher salaries for most of its retail bank employees, and said it would open branches in a handful of new markets. It also announced an expansion of small business lending.“The global economy continues to do well, and we remain optimistic about the positive impact of tax reform in the U.S. as business sentiment remains upbeat, and consumers benefit from job and wage growth,” Dimon in a statement.Other bank executives were just as optimistic when speaking about the tax law’s impact. Citigroup Chief Financial Officer John Gerspach told reporters Friday that businesses had only begun taking advantage of the changes.“I think the best is yet to come,” he said.Rising interest rates helped JPMorgan Chase and Citigroup, but not Wells Fargo, which continues to struggle under the weight of several scandals and investigations. Wells disclosed as part of its earnings that they may have to pay as much as $1 billion to federal regulators to settle investigations being conducted by financial regulatory agencies.The Federal Reserve has been steadily raising interest rates for more than two years. Net interest income at JPMorgan was $13.3 billion, up 10 per cent from a year earlier. At Citigroup, net interest revenues were $16.33 billion, up 12 per cent from a year earlier. Wells Fargo reported a slight decline in interest income.JPMorgan’s investment bank also had a solid quarter, helped by much more volatile and active markets last quarter. Net income in the investment bank was $3.97 billion, up from $3.24 billion a year earlier.There were some concerns about JPMorgan’s credit quality, however. The bank had to set aside more money to cover potentially bad loans, and the bank’s total charge-off rate — the percentage of loans it expects are not likely to be repaid — climbed to 1.20 per cent of all loans. That compares to 1.07 per cent of loans in the second quarter of 2017.Citi also had to add to its loan-loss reserves, and reported an 8 per cent increase in its total credit losses in the quarter.JPMorgan’s quarterly revenue was $28.52 billion, up from $25.85 billion. On a per-share basis, JPMorgan earned $2.37 a share, up from $1.65 per share, beating analysts’ forecasts.Citigroup reported a profit of $4.62 billion, or $1.68 a share, compared with a profit of $4.09 billion, or $1.35 per share, in the same period a year earlier. The results beat analysts’ forecasts for earnings of $1.61 a share, according to FactSet. It was the largest quarterly profit that Citi has reported since 2015.Wells reported first-quarter earnings of $5.9 billion, or $1.12 per share, topping Wall Street’s per-share expectations by 6 cents, according to a FactSet survey, That profit exceeds last year’s $5.46 billion, or $1.03 per share, in profit.Wells paid $1.37 billion in taxes in the first quarter, about 36 per cent less than the $2.13 billion it paid last year.___Ken Sweet covers banks and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau for The Associated Press. Follow him on Twitter at @kensweet.last_img read more

Travel advisory issued for Highway 97 from Taylor to Chetwynd

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first_img#BCHwy97 Travel advisory in effect due to limited visibility with blowing snow from #TaylorBC to North of the Junction with #BCHwy29 in #ChetwyndBC.https://t.co/tOSNtObrti— DriveBC NE (@DriveBC_NE) March 2, 2018In the North Peace, Yellowhead Road and Bridge’s Greg McNeil says, the snowfall with persistent blowing snow has caused large amounts of drifting in the area. Six to ten centimetres of snow and winds of 30 km/m with gusts to 50 km/h are expected between now and Friday night.The arctic front that brought the winter storm warning will stick around until Friday with some areas receiving up to 25 cm of snow. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – A travel advisory has been issued for Highway 97 from Taylor to Dawson Creek and from Dawson Creek to Chetwynd.A winter storm warning remains in place for the B.C. Peace.  The heavy snow and strong winds have caused dangerous road conditions.Caribou Road Services says the storm has now extended throughout the whole South Peace area. The highways have limited visibility from blowing snow so please use caution in your travels this evening and into tomorrow. CRS crews and hired equipment are going to continue working hard to clear the snow.last_img read more

MLA Dan Davies and Jane Thornthwaite hosts roundtable on mental health and

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first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Peace River North MLA, Dan Davies, and Opposition Critic for Mental Health and Addictions, Jane Thornthwaite were hosts to a recent roundtable discussion on mental health, addictions, and the opioid crisis.The discussion centred on the need for treatment facilities, expanded medical services, street clinics, and mental health and counselling providers.According to Thornthwaite, mental health and addictions affect all areas of the Province, including communities such as Fort St. John. “Mental health and addictions challenges affect all areas of B.C. and smaller cities like Fort St. John are no exception.”Thornthwaite says what sets smaller communities apart from larger cities, is the struggle with having available services to those dealing with mental health and addictions.“But smaller or more rural municipalities often struggle with fewer services and less access to trained professionals than urban centres. Access to accurate overdose data would help to identify gaps and target services where they are most needed. Northern residents need immediate treatment and recovery options when they reach out for help.”Davies says he welcomed Thornthwaite to Fort St. John to discuss this vitally important topic and appreciates her sharing her knowledge with first responders and front-line workers.“We were pleased to welcome MLA Thornthwaite to Fort St. John to discuss this vitally important topic with our dedicated first responders and front-line workers. She brings an incredible amount of experience to the table and will bring these concerns forward on behalf of northern British Columbians.”last_img read more