2019 Ford Figo facelift launched in India at a starting price of Rs 5.15 lakh

first_imgFord today launched the 2019 Figo facelift at an introductory price of Rs 5.15 lakh (ex-showroom, India). The new Ford Figo comes with 1,200 new parts and is available in three variants across two fuel options. There are seven different colour options as well.The 2019 Ford Figo facelift gets a three-cylinder, 1.2-litre, TiVCT petrol engine that generates 96 PS of power and 120 Nm of torque. The diesel option with a 1.5-litre, TDCi motor is good for 100 PS of power and 215 Nm of torque. Both the engines are mated to a five-speed manual transmission. The company claims mileage figures of 20.4 kmpl and 25.5 kmpl for the 1.2-litre petrol and 1.5-litre diesel options, respectively.The new Ford Figo also gets a three-cylinder, 1.5-litre petrol engine. This motor churns out 123 PS of power and is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. The claimed fuel efficiency for this option is 16.3 kmpl.The Ford Figo facelift is available in three trims — Ambiente, Titanium and Blu. Below are the variant-wise prices (ex-showroom, India) of the 2019 Ford Figo.Ford Figo (Petrol 1.2L TiVCT)– New Ford Figo Ambiente MT – Rs 5.15 lakh– New Ford Figo Titanium MT – Rs 6.39 lakh– New Ford Figo Blu – Rs 6.94 lakhFord Figo (Petrol 1.5L TiVCT)– New Ford Figo Titanium AT – Rs 8.09 lakhFord Figo (Diesel 1.5L TDCi)– New Ford Figo Ambiente MT – Rs 5.95 lakh– New Ford Figo Titanium MT – Rs 7.19 lakh– New Ford Figo Blu – Rs 7.74 lakhThe 2019 Ford Figo facelift is being manufactured at the company’s facility in Sanand, Gujarat. The seven colour options available with the new Ford Figo are White Gold, Moondust Silver, Smoke Grey, Absolute Black, Deep Impact Blue, Ruby Red and Oxford White.advertisementThe front fascia of the Ford Figo facelift has been redesigned and features a three-dimensional cellular grille. The fog lamps are integrated into the front bumper and come with chrome and blue touch, depending on the trim. The headlamps get a black encasing.With blue and charcoal black interiors, the inside of the Ford Figo is equipped with several convenience features, including push-button start/stop, reverse parking sensors and camera, automatic climate control and USB slots. It also gets a seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system with built-in navigation.The top-of-the-line Ford Figo Blu will feature premium alloys and bigger 15-inch tyres. It will also offer rain sensing wipers, automatic headlamps and electrochromic inside rear view mirror. There will be side and rear decals on it as well.The company is offering dual front airbags as standard across all the variants of the 2019 Ford Figo facelift. The Blu edition will have six airbags. There will be ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System) with EBD (Electronic Brake-force Distribution) also. The automatic variant will get ESP (Electronic Stability Program) and EPAS (Electric Power Assisted Steering) as well.The new Ford Figo comes with a five-year or one lakh km warranty. This includes two-year factory and three-year extended warranty.ALSO READ | 2019 Ford Figo: Important details leaked ahead of March 15 launch, might be priced below Rs 5 lakhALSO READ | Yamaha MT-15 launched, price starts at Rs 1.36 lakhALSO READ | Yamaha MT-15: Price, features and everything else you need to know about the new sports naked bikelast_img read more

Report: England 2 Costa Rica 0

first_imgEngland 2 Costa Rica 0: Rashford scores stunner in final World Cup warm-up win Joe Wright Last updated 1 year ago 04:56 6/8/18 marcus rashford - cropped Getty Images England claimed a 2-0 win over Costa Rica in their final World Cup warm-up match, courtesy of goals from Marcus Rashford and Danny Welbeck. A spectacular strike from Marcus Rashford helped England to a 2-0 win over Costa Rica in Thursday’s friendly clash at Elland Road.The Manchester United forward’s effort set the Three Lions on their way to victory in their final warm-up match prior to the World Cup, with Danny Welbeck sealing the result with a second-half header.Manager Gareth Southgate made 10 changes to the team that beat Nigeria 2-1 on Saturday, with John Stones the one player to keep his place, while Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold made his debut at right wing-back. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now These two teams played out a goalless draw in their final group game at the World Cup in 2014, where Costa Rica went on to reach the quarter-finals, but Rashford made sure there would be no repeat of that result with a stunning goal 13 minutes in – his first for England since last September.It was just reward for a fine first-half performance but England lost some of their rhythm after the break, as Southgate made a number of changes, including handing goalkeeper Nick Pope his first taste of international football.Substitute Welbeck made certain of the win 14 minutes from time, though, diving to head home Dele Alli’s cross, as England earned a vociferous send-off from the Leeds crowd before their opening match in Russia against Tunisia on June 18.3 – All three of Marcus Rashford’s goals for England have come in games he started for the Three Lions (v Australia, Slovakia and Costa Rica). Claim. pic.twitter.com/LqRpVjWVKL— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) June 7, 2018Phil Jones clipped the crossbar with a header but it was Rashford who looked brightest in a positive early spell for England, and it was fitting for him to break the deadlock.Collecting Ruben Loftus-Cheek’s pass, Rashford turned into space and unleashed an unstoppable strike from 25 yards out that dipped over Keylor Navas and into the left-hand corner.Jamie Vardy was denied by a flying Navas from point-blank range as England pressed their advantage, although Jack Butland made a good save to deny Johan Venegas after a rare Costa Rica break.England’s pressure resumed after half-time, with Navas palming away a fierce Jordan Henderson strike before the resulting corner saw Harry Maguire’s header cleared off the line by Bryan Oviedo.16 – Danny Welbeck has now scored 16 goals in his 39 games for England, three more than any other player in the Three Lions World Cup squad. Option. pic.twitter.com/1bH2PDTfio— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) June 7, 2018Both sides made a host of alterations around the hour mark, which included a return to international action for the fit-again Christian Bolanos, while Burnley keeper Pope made his senior England bow in place of Butland.The game seemed set to finish at 1-0 until Welbeck made the most of his first clear opportunity since coming on, stretching to nod in Alli’s clever cross from the left for his 16th England goal, potentially giving Southgate more positive selection headaches ahead of the Tunisia clash in Volgograd. read morelast_img read more

Webinar Opportunity – Understand The Transition Towards Online Registration

first_img7:00 PM – 8:00 PM ACST Touch Online Registration and Payments Webinar for Top End Affiliates This session will provide affiliates and administrators with the opportunity to understand the current strategic insight into expanding the use of technology with Touch Football. Time: To reserve your seat at the webinar, please click on the following link:https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/697140424After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.center_img Title: Wednesday, November 23, 2011 Date:last_img read more

Is Jim Harbaugh’s Twitter Account Buying Followers To Keep Pace With Urban Meyer?

first_imgJim Harbaugh picking his nose and eating it during a game.Jim Harbaugh fake Twitter followers have some college football fans very suspicious.Ohio State and Michigan have each established themselves as top college football programs this season. The two programs are led by two of the brightest stars in the coaching ranks in Urban Meyer and Jim Harbaugh, respectively. Last night, Meyer hit the one million follower mark on Twitter, a pretty impressive social media milestone.The BEST fans in the land!! Thank you Buckeye Nation! Follow @OhioStateFB too! https://t.co/w6NN39yOh6— Urban Meyer (@OSUCoachMeyer) October 3, 2016According to Eleven Warriors, Meyer was the first coach to hit the million mark. The man with the second-most followers? Harbaugh. Over night, he managed to eclipse the same milestone. The RedditCFB Twitter account checked out the new followers for the head Michigan Man, and found a lot of anonymous egg accounts.Hmm… Urban Meyer hit 1 million followers yesterday and Jim Harbaugh mysteriously gained 5,000 egg followers overnight to match that… ? pic.twitter.com/9JPffzu4Lz— RedditCFB (@RedditCFB) October 3, 2016One YouTube user also noticed the flood of new followers to Harbaugh’s account, and began recording his screen as he refreshed Harbaugh’s follower page.Anyone on Twitter is going to get his or her fair share of fake Twitter followers, but over 5,000 in one night does seem a bit suspicious. It seems a bit fishy that Harbaugh, or someone with access to his account, would go out of the way to game the system in order to keep pace with Meyer, but if anyone in the sport exemplifies that attitude that “everything is recruiting,” it is Harbaugh.last_img read more

Kirk Herbstreit Names No. 1 Coach For The Louisville Job

first_imgKirk Herbstreit talks during college game day.You can fire up the coaching carousel again today. Louisville has fired Bobby Petrino in the midst of a nightmare season.Just two years ago, the Cardinals cracked the top 10 and had the Heisman Trophy winner in Lamar Jackson. Now, they are 2-8 and have been playing progressively worse as the season has unfolded.With Petrino out of the picture, you don’t need any fancy coaching hot boards to figure out who Louisville will target to replace him. There is one obvious answer: Purdue’s Jeff Brohm.ESPN’s Kirk Herbstreit agrees. He named Brohm the No. 1 candidate a short time ago on Twitter.1st name obviously to come up will be former Louisville QB and current Purdue Head Coach Jeff Brohm. https://t.co/4Ex85qtkkc— Kirk Herbstreit (@KirkHerbstreit) November 11, 2018Brohm is an obvious candidate for a couple of reasons. First and foremost, he is a Louisville alum, having starred for the Cards in the early 1990s before a seven-year NFL career.Secondly, Brohm has a winning track record at Western Kentucky and Purdue. He is 42-21 in four-plus seasons as a head coach, and if the Boilermakers win one of their last two games, he’ll have reached a bowl in each of his first five campaigns.Brohm is also known as an offensive innovator, and you can see that in the way he turned around Purdue almost immediately. The Boilermakers used Brohm’s explosive and creative attack to throttle Ohio State in a massive upset earlier this season.Of course, there’s no guarantee that Louisville will hire Brohm. But the odds seem pretty good right now that they get it done.last_img read more

ESPN’s Bowl Projection For Georgia Heading Into The Georgia Tech Game

first_imgA Georgia player carries the ball.ATHENS, GA – SEPTEMBER 29: DAndre Swift #7 of the Georgia Bulldogs carries the ball against the Tennessee Volunteers on September 29, 2018 at Sanford Stadium in Athens, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)Georgia took down UMass this past Saturday, moving to 10-1 on the season. The Bulldogs now have two huge games coming up – and they’ll need to win both to wind up in the playoff.First up is in-state rival Georgia Tech, which has won seven games on the season. After that, the Bulldogs get their crack at Alabama in the SEC title game.Two wins would land Georgia in either the Cotton Bowl or the Orange Bowl – the two national semifinal games in the College Football Playoff this year.ESPN’s two bowl projection analysts – Kyle Bonagura and Mitch Sherman – don’t see it working out that way. Both have the Bulldogs in a New Year’s Six game, however.Bonagura and Sherman both project Georgia to the Allstate Sugar Bowl – taking on Oklahoma. That game is on New Year’s Day at 8:45 PM ET.Georgia fans wouldn’t need to travel too far – the game would be in the Superdome in New Orleans. But obviously, fans want more.Georgia, last season, came within a few plays of taking down Alabama in the national title game. This year, they have a shot to possibly knock them out of the event before it even gets started.last_img read more

‘Shut your hating selves’: Ashoke Dinda hits back after being trolled by RCB

first_img India Today Web Desk New DelhiApril 26, 2019UPDATED: April 26, 2019 16:00 IST Dinda responded with a scathing post on his Facebook page (Courtesy PTI)HIGHLIGHTSRCB had trolled Ashoke Dinda after their win against KXIP on April 24Dinda responded with a scathing post on his Facebook pageRCB later removed the tweet, admitting that it was ‘in bad taste’Indian fast bowler Ashoke Dinda has blasted his former Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore’s Twitter account for trolling him after RCB won their game against Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) on April 24. Dinda took to Facebook to post a collage of images showing his T20 achievements along with his extraordinary returns for Bengal in the Ranji Trophy.Reminding his ‘haters’ of his overall bowling statistics, Dinda captioned the post: “Haters, helping you get you statistics right. Stop and stare well your opinion is not my reality. So shut your hating selves and keep me out of your mouth. (sic)”RCB had earlier posted an image of their match-winning bowler Umesh Yadav – who took three wickets against KXIP – with the caption: “Dinda academy? What’s that?” The franchise later removed the tweet following it up with another one with an explanation for the same. They titled it: “As some of you pointed out, the previous version of this tweet was in bad taste. However, for all of you who have relentlessly trolled this lad, he said #challengeAccepted and bowled his heart out! 4-0-36-3, 15 off his last two overs & 2 wickets in those!”As some of you pointed out, the previous version of this tweet was in bad taste.However, for all of you who have relentlessly trolled this lad, he said #challengeAccepted and bowled his heart out! 4-0-36-3, 15 off his last two overs & 2 wickets in those! #PlayBold #RCBvKXIP pic.twitter.com/sLDnLRtlcfRoyal Challengers (@RCBTweets) April 24, 2019Dinda has figured in a total of 13 ODIs for India, picking up 12 scalps at an economy rate of 6.18 and a bowling average of 51. In 9 T20Is for the country, he has picked up 17 wickets at an average of 14.41 while leaking 8.17 runs an over.advertisementAlso Read | Want to play for RCB in IPL throughout my life: Yuzvendra ChahalAlso Read | IPL 2019: MS Dhoni career-best in vain, RCB beat CSK in thrillerFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow IPL 2019Follow Royal Challengers BangaloreFollow Ashoke Dinda ‘Shut your hating selves’: Ashoke Dinda hits back after being trolled by RCBIPL 2019: After Royal Challengers Bangalore trolled Ashoke Dinda on their Twitter page, the bowler responded with a scathing attack on his detractors.advertisementlast_img read more

Four Seasons of Excitement in Lake Tahoe

first_img Editors’ Recommendations The Best Campgrounds Near Major U.S. Cities 14 Best Outdoor Stores in the United States There’s Never a Bad Time to Visit Whistler, the Four-Season Outdoor Playground Destinations usually fall into one of two categories: places you head to for some winter fun or for some sun, sand and surf. But what might be construed as just a winter wonderland destination can actually offer bountiful activities come summer (or vice versa). One such location is Lake Tahoe. The California/Nevada resort town offers four seasons of excitement: from skiing, curling and snow shoeing in the winter to paddle boarding, hiking and biking in the spring, fall and summer.PlayTahoe is a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts. With so many activities at your disposal, it’s hard to narrow down your choices if you only have a long weekend in town. In addition to ski resorts such as Heavenly, Squaw Valley and Northstar, a winter trek can involve curling, snow shoeing and dog sledding. Lake Tahoe Epic Curling sponsors lessons and leagues at the South Lake Tahoe Ice Arena. For just $20, you can learn basic curling techniques for two hours. Brendan Madigan of Alpenglow Sports takes guests snow shoeing and cross country skiing across beautiful Page Meadows. It’s a time to reflect as you get your heart racing.During shoulder season and summer, visitors can paddle board on the lake. Companies such as South Tahoe Stand Up Paddle are leading the way for beginners and experts alike. Hikers can head up the Tahoe Rim Trail, a 172-mile loop around the entire lake that is great for all abilities. Flum Trail on the east side of Lake Tahoe goes up to Marlette Lake and is a great fall hike, whether on foot or bike. Beginners love the Rubicon Trail for it’s six-mile flat hike from Emerald Bay to Sugar Pine State Park as well as its numerous swimming holes. Bay View Trail Head is a challenging hike that climbs 2,000 feet. Visitors often camp near its high elevation lakes. Then there’s Granlibakken Treetop Adventure Course. Think Battle of the Network Stars. The adrenaline-pumping, challenging obstacle course takes you high above the ground, jumping over logs, swinging from ropes, passing through rings and zipping down lines. Each obstacle will make your body ache in places it never has. After all that activity, a massage is in order. The Spa at the Resort at Squaw Creek will kneed the aches and pains out of your body.Eat & DrinkTahoe has long been a popular destination for Californians looking to escape the hustle and bustle of San Francisco and Los Angeles. And those same city dwellers expect good food to follow them. Tahoe doesn’t disappoint. For lunch, head to The Terrace Restaurant and Bar in High Camp. The view over Squaw Valley can take your breath away. The Boathouse is a Tahoe institution, serving fresh fish and meat in a tranquil setting overlooking the lake. Jimmy’s at The Landing Resort & Spa, a new 88-room boutique hotel on the water’s edge in South Lake Tahoe, serves inspired Greek cuisine. Ask for the lamb belly entree with braised carrots. It’s not on the menu but is a must for any gourmand. The iconic Jake’s on the Lake is a place to see and be seen by locals and Tahoe regulars. Dine on standard American fare such as burgers, steaks and fish. For your last night, head to North Lake Tahoe and Manzanita at the Ritz Carlton. The wine list is extensive and well thought out. Try the black cod with fennel and almonds. It melts in your mouth with every bite. For drinks, locals prefer the Chocolate Bar in the Village at Northstar for its innovative cocktails and outdoor fire pit. Uncorked, a group of wine bars around Tahoe, offer flights and single glasses sure to impress your date.StayUnlike more snooty resort towns, Tahoe offers accommodations for every budget, from motels and backpacker lodgings to five-star resorts. If budget is no issue, try the Ritz Carlton near Northstar. The 153 rooms and suites embrace a hearty alpine decor with a modern twist. Think dark wood and clean, white linens. A gas fireplace warms up the room as your feet sink into a plush carpet. Bathtubs and showers are expansive as are the views from the floor-to-ceiling windows. If your room is not ready when you check in—as was the case with mine—the front desk will upgrade you to a deluxe room—if available—with a spectacular view of alpine meadows.As you gaze down the mountain, you breathe in a sigh and thank the gods for another spectacular day. Your Guide to a Road Trip Across New York State 11 Under-the-Radar Cities in Canada Worth Exploringlast_img read more

Guinness Debuts Antwerpen Stout and Rye Pale Ale

first_imgThe Guinness beer brand is synonymous with Guinness Draught.The dark, rich and creamy Irish Stout is a mainstay of pubs throughout the world. In an era when the word “iconic” can be applied far too liberally, Guinness Draught truly deserves the title. Its velvety, roast malt goodness in a perfectly poured pint has changed the perception of beer and beer drinkers.Related Post: Taste Test – Guinness Nitro IPAWhile Guinness Draught is a juggernaut, it’s important not to sleep on the rest of the Guinness line. The Guinness Blonde American Lager is in many ways a 180 degree turn from its famous big brother, except that both are created with exceptional, high-quality craftsmanship. Guinness Dublin Porter and Guinness West Indies Porter introduce new takes on the stalwart style, with the former being a classic, well-rounded recipe, while the latter goes into slightly more extreme territories. The newest beers available in the US from Guinness are Antwerpen and Rye Pale Ale.Whenever Guinness dares to release another Draught competitor, tastebuds line up for the new experience. Antwerpen, while still in the stout family, is a much different beast than its predecessor. It boasts a burly 8% alcohol by volume, and a complex combination of flavors ranging from coffee to licorice, with fleeting tastes of dark fruits such as fig or blackcurrant. The sweet finish is imbued with a lively carbonation that allows the brightness to linger after the liquid is gone.Guinness Rye Pale Ale puts all of its cards on the table in the beer’s name. Rye grains impart a more earthy and spicy character than other malts. Guinness has paired that hit of peppery spice with mosaic and cascade hops for a complementary rush of grapefruit and citrus flavors right in line with hearty offerings from leading east coast breweries.The Guinness line of beers, including Rye Pale Ale and Antwerpen are available now throughout the US. Guinness Shoots For the Moon With a New Beer Kentucky Breweries are Plowing Ahead on the Bourbon Trail Editors’ Recommendations Helpful Wine Terminology So You Sound Like You Know What You’re Talking About Getting to Know the Lithuanian Beer Scene Why Tea and Beer Go Well Together (and 5 Tea Beers to Try)last_img read more

Tourism Minister says Consistent and Reliable Airlift Critical to Growth of Industry

first_img Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, says consistent, reliable and competitive airlift is critical to the further advancement of the tourism sector.The Minister pointed out that the Ministry has been taking strategic steps to target new markets and increase the number of flights to boost tourism arrivals on a sustained basis.He was speaking to journalists at a press conference commemorating the first South West Airlines flight from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, at the Sangster International Airport, Montego Bay, on June 4,“Our tourism partners, such as Southwest Airlines, which provide regular and reliable airlift to the island, have greatly contributed to helping Jamaica achieve our goal of increasing passenger traffic, and we will continue to build on this partnership,” the Minister said.“We have had noteworthy success in our efforts to secure new airlifts. There will be weekly charter flights from Spain and Portugal to Jamaica, beginning next month,” he added.The Portugal flights, the Minister said, will be operated by Orbest from June 9 to September 29 out of the capital city, Lisbon, using a 388-seat Airbus 330.Flights from Spain, he noted, will be operated by Evelop, non-stop out of Madrid into Montego Bay, from June 4 to October 28, also using a 388-passenger Airbus 330.“In addition,  one of Europe’s leading airlines, Eurowings, a subsidiary of Lufthansa, will be operating twice-weekly scheduled service between Germany’s largest populated metropolitan region, Bonn/Cologne, and Montego Bay, beginning July 3 this year,” the Minister said.Mr. Bartlett said the Ministry and its agencies are working diligently to provide a product and a service “that both meet and exceed the expectations of our visitors as well as our important tourism partners”.“I am happy to assure Southwest Airlines that much work is being done to improve and enhance the visitors’ experience at the Sangster International Airport, so they can send in more flights,” the Minister said.“We are also taking steps to ensure the availability of first-class accommodation for our visitors, and Montego Bay is on track in attracting new hotel investments, with 1,000 new rooms coming on stream this year and over 2,000 within the next four to five years,” he noted.Mr. Bartlett emphasised that destination assurance remains critical to the effective development of the tourism product, and this prompted the recent launch of the Destination Assurance Councils for the resort areas, including Negril, Montego Bay and Falmouth; and St. Ann, St. Mary, Portland, and St. Thomas; and Kingston and the South Coast.“They have been tasked with ensuring that the quality, standards and integrity of Jamaica’s tourism product are maintained,” the Minister said.Mr. Bartlett said Jamaica is happy to have Southwest Airlines as a partner.“Based on your track record of growth and performance, we know that we can look forward to a long and successful partnership as we continue to work to maintain our position as a world-class destination,” the Minister told the gathering. Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, says consistent, reliable and competitive airlift is critical to the further advancement of the tourism sector. “Our tourism partners, such as Southwest Airlines, which provide regular and reliable airlift to the island, have greatly contributed to helping Jamaica achieve our goal of increasing passenger traffic, and we will continue to build on this partnership,” the Minister said. The Minister pointed out that the Ministry has been taking strategic steps to target new markets and increase the number of flights to boost tourism arrivals on a sustained basis. Story Highlightslast_img read more

BMT Receives Royal Seal of Approval

first_imgzoom BMT Defence Services Ltd (BMT), a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd, the leading international maritime design, engineering and risk management consultancy, received a royal seal of approval yesterday at its offices in Bath, recognising the company’s outstanding performance in export growth and contribution to overseas trade.At an event hosted by Managing Director, Muir Macdonald, BMT was presented with the Queen’s Award for International Trade by Lady Gass, Lord Lieutenant of Somerset. “It truly is a great honour and proud moment for us to receive this prestigious business award. We have gone to great lengths to invest in fully developing strong international relationships and the significant growth in overseas contracts over the last 12 months has meant that our hard work is paying off. The knowledge transfer, skills and expertise we are gaining from our endeavours overseas help to enrich our experience for our UK customer base.” Muir Macdonald commented.Drawing on its long history of customer-focussed delivery and innovative design, BMT has been successful in securing a number of overseas contracts in countries such as South Korea, Turkey and Australia. Its recent success with the Royal Navy’s MARS Tanker project and the Royal Norwegian Navy’s Logistics and Support Vessel contract has cemented the status of its AEGIR® family of ships as a winning design, demonstrating the very best of British innovation and ingenuity.Muir Macdonald continues: “BMT is a successful design and engineering company that is winning contracts across the globe in the face of stiff international competition. It is smaller, more agile companies such as ours that play a critical part in helping the UK economy out of its recession. We advocate a robust economy founded on British know-how, intellectual property and people of immense talent – our AEGIR® family of ship designs allows us to do just that.”BMT, November 15, 2013last_img read more

Take Our Kids to Work Day

first_img —————————————————————Exposure to jobs helps students make career choices and shows them the skills employers want in action. EDUCATION–Take Our Kids to Work Day To give them that exposure Grade 9 students are visiting workplaces across the province today, Nov. 7, as part of Take Our Kids to Work Day. “Students are telling me they want good jobs that will allow them to work and stay at home,” said Education Minister Ramona Jennex. “No matter what their future plans are, experiencing a real workplace in their own community is a wonderful way to encourage career planning.” Kids and Learning First, the province’s plan to help every student succeed, links learning to the workplace to help prepare Nova Scotia students for good jobs and citizenship. In junior high and high school, students learn about career options, factors that influence career choices, and how to planfor a career. “I’m going to visit CSC Corporate Domains in Yarmouth because I’m interested in the registration of domain names online,” said André Cormier, a student from St. Mary’s Bay Academy in Weymouth. “My Dad works there and I think the experience will show me what I need to know about this field. Having this opportunity in Grade 9 is great because now I’ll be able to choose courses in high school that fit the description of the job.” Nova Scotia high school students now have the opportunity to learn more about career options in the classroom and in the community through programs such as co-op, Skilled Trades, Options and Opportunities, and the new Personal Development Credit. These programs help more students develop transferable skills such as problem-solving and a work ethic that employers are looking for.last_img read more

Second son of Russian spies wins legal battle over Canadian citizenship

first_imgOTTAWA – Timothy Vavilov, a Toronto-born son of Russian spies, has won a court victory that effectively affirms his Canadian citizenship, four years after the government rebuffed an attempt to renew his passport.The Federal Court of Canada ruling follows a similar decision in the case of his younger brother, Alexander.However, the Supreme Court of Canada will have the final say on whether the young men are Canadian citizens. The high court is expected to rule soon on whether it will examine the legal issues at the heart of the unusual espionage saga.The brothers — Timothy, 27, and Alexander, 23, were born in Canada in the 1990s to parents using the aliases Donald Heathfield and Tracey Ann Foley.The parents were arrested eight years ago in the United States and indicted on charges of conspiring to act as secret agents on behalf of Moscow.In all, 11 people — four of whom claimed to be Canadian — were indicted on charges of conspiring to act as agents in the U.S. on behalf of the SVR, successor to the notorious Soviet KGB.Heathfield and Foley admitted to being Andrey Bezrukov and Elena Vavilova.Timothy tried to renew his Canadian passport in 2011, but was told to first apply for a Canadian citizenship certificate. He did so in 2013, and in November the following year the application was denied by a federal citizenship official.The analyst concluded that Timothy’s parents were employees of a foreign government when he was born and therefore, under the provisions of the Citizenship Act, he was not a Canadian.Just months earlier, the government had used the same rationale to strip Alexander of his citizenship.Alexander successfully challenged the decision, with the Federal Court of Appeal ruling in his favour last year. The appeal court said the provisions shouldn’t apply because the parents did not have diplomatic privileges or immunities while in Canada.Alexander has since been able to renew his Canadian passport, and he hopes to live and work in Canada — calling his relationship with the country a cornerstone of his identity.Although it involves the same central issue, Timothy’s case has proceeded through the courts separately.In his April 25 decision, Federal Court Justice Patrick Gleeson said the ruling in the younger brother’s case equally applies to Timothy, making him “a citizen.”But the brothers face what is likely a final legal hurdle.The federal government wants to contest the Federal Court of Appeal decision in Alexander’s case in the Supreme Court.In its application to the high court, the government says the citizenship registrar’s conclusion — that Alexander is not Canadian — was “rational and defensible.”Hadayt Nazami, lawyer for the brothers, says in a filing with the court that acceptance of the federal position “would result in uncertainty about an individual’s fundamental right to citizenship.”The Supreme Court could decide as early as next month whether it will hear the case.— Follow @JimBronskill on Twitterlast_img read more

YouTube bringing paid streaming services to Canada

first_imgAdvertisement YouTube is finally bringing its subscription services to Canada.The company announced that it is launching two new services, YouTube Music and YouTube Premium, next Tuesday in the U.S., Australia, New Zealand, Mexico and South Korea, and then much more widely, including in Canada in the coming weeks. There is no date announced for launch here. The services replace YouTube Red, its current paid video platform, which is ad-free and hosts the company’s original productions, including Karate Kid spinoff series Cobra Kai.“YouTube Music is a new music streaming service made for music: official songs, albums, thousands of playlists and artist radio plus YouTube’s tremendous catalog of remixes, live performances, covers and music videos that you can’t find anywhere else — all simply organized and personalized,” said a post on the company’s official blog. Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement YouTube Music will cost $9.99 a month, while YouTube Premium will be $11.99 a month.center_img Facebook Login/Register With: Twitter The new YouTube Music subscription service, as seen on Android and iOS Phones. (Supplied Photo)last_img read more

Book on reconciliation by Jody WilsonRaybould to be released Sept 20

first_imgThe Canadian PressA book by former justice minister and attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould will be released on Sept. 20, according to her publisher.The book, which is titled From Where I Stand: Rebuilding Indigenous Nations for a Stronger Canada, will be released by Purich Books, part of the University of British Columbia Press.They say in a news release that it’s a timely, forthright, impassioned and optimistic book for all Canadians.It urges Indigenous and non-Indigenous people to build on the momentum of the reconciliation journey or risk losing progress.Wilson-Raybould is now an Independent MP for Vancouver Granville and has served as a British Columbia regional chief for the Assembly of First Nations, in addition to her roles as minister of justice and attorney general for Canada.Purich Books says Wilson-Raybould, also known by her Kwak’wala name of Puglaas, draws on her speeches and other writings for the book.Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, who’s a law professor at Allard Law School at UBC and the director of the Residential School History and Dialogue Centre, calls the book a must-read.“Puglaas shares a clear understanding of where we have come from, the issues we must address, and the pathways to a transformed future,” she said in a statement.“Having witnessed her remarkable courage and capacity as Canada’s attorney general and her determination to do what is right without succumbing to unrelenting political pressure, Puglaas stands tall among Canadians as a person for whom truth, thoughtfulness, and principle are not mere words _ but values to sustain a different kind of policy and politics.”Wilson-Raybould served as Canada’s first Indigenous justice minister before Prime Minister Justin Trudeau shuffled her to the portfolio of veterans affairs in January.She later revealed she thought the decision to move her out of Justice was motivated by her refusal to intervene in the criminal prosecution of the Quebec engineering giant SNC-Lavalin. She ultimately resigned from cabinet.Trudeau denied any wrongdoing but conceded there was an “erosion of trust” between his office and Wilson-Raybould.news@aptn.calast_img read more

Business Highlights

___Lyft’s shares soar as investors bet on ride-hailing futureLyft’s shares soared as the company went public Friday, giving investors their first chance to bet on the future of the ride-hailing industry. The stock opened at $87.24, up 21 per cent from its offering price of $72. Lyft won the race with its much larger rival Uber to go public and raised its target price over the course of the last week as investors clamoured to get in on the action despite its history of losses.___Kudlow calls for one-half point rate cut by FedWASHINGTON (AP) — A top Trump administration official is calling on the Federal Reserve to cut its key interest rate by a half-percentage point. Larry Kudlow, head of the president’s National Economic Council, says in an interview with CNBC that the Fed should do more to help the economy by cutting rates. Kudlow says his comment reflects the president’s view but denies that the administration is trying to pressure the Fed.___UK faces new Brexit crisis after lawmakers reject May’s dealLONDON (AP) — U.K. lawmakers have rejected the government’s divorce deal with the European Union for a third time, leaving the date and terms of the U.K.’s departure from the bloc uncertain. The House of Commons voted 344-to-286 against the withdrawal agreement struck between Prime Minister Theresa May and the EU. It follows defeats by even wider margins in January and March, and leaves the government’s blueprint for exiting the bloc in tatters.___Ban on plastic bags comes close to reality in a 3rd stateALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and fellow Democrats who control the Legislature are poised to have their state join California and Hawaii in banning plastic grocery bags. The statewide ban would be part of the state budget that’s due by Monday. The ban wouldn’t take effect until next March. The plan also calls for allowing local governments the option to impose a 5-cent fee on paper bags.___Hawaii eyes flavoured e-cigarette ban to curb teen vapingHONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii policymakers distressed by surging rates of teenage vaping are considering banning electronic cigarette flavours they believe are alluring to children, like mango and cotton candy. A bill before the Hawaii Legislature also would prohibit flavoured cigarettes like cloves, but would exempt menthol cigarettes and vaping liquids. It would be the first statewide ban on flavoured tobacco products. Critics say such a ban would hurt adults who vape to quit smoking traditional cigarettes.___Hyundai finds new engine problem, prompting another recallDETROIT (AP) — Hyundai has found a new problem that can cause its car engines to fail or catch fire, issuing yet another recall to fix problems that have affected more than 6 million vehicles during the past 3 1/2 years. The Korean automaker, under pressure from safety regulators, is recalling about 20,000 Veloster cars in the U.S. and Canada because fuel can prematurely ignite in the cylinders around the pistons.___S&P 500 posts biggest quarterly gain in a decade; Lyft soarsStocks finished broadly higher on Friday as Wall Street closed out the first quarter with the market’s biggest gain in nearly a decade. The benchmark S&P 500 index is now up 13.1 per cent this year, a drastic turnaround for stocks after a jarring sell-off at the end of 2018. The end of the market’s blockbuster quarter shared the spotlight with Lyft’s trading debut on the Nasdaq stock exchange. The ride-hailing company’s shares finished at $78.29, or 8.7 per cent above its offering price of $72.___Huawei defends security record as annual sales top $100BSHENZHEN, China (AP) — Huawei says its sales topped $100 billion last year despite U.S. pressure on allies to shun the Chinese tech giant as a security threat. The company’s deputy chairman said Friday that Huawei prioritizes cybersecurity and privacy protection. His comments followed a stinging British government report that accused Huawei of failing to repair dangerous flaws in its telecom technology.___Trump’s Fed pick worries economists, rallies conservativesWASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s latest pick to help lead the Federal Reserve has received a rocky reception from top economists. They’re raising several red flags about whether Stephen Moore is qualified to be a governor for the world’s most influential central bank. Moore is a former Trump campaign adviser who helped design the 2017 tax cuts and co-authored “Trumponomics.” But economists say he poses the risk of injecting politics into an institution that strives to remain free of political influence.___UK court rejects bail for diamond tycoon sought in IndiaLONDON (AP) — A court in London has rejected bail for diamond tycoon Nirav Modi, whose jewels once adorned stars from Bollywood to Hollywood. Judge Emma Arbuthnot has decided Modi was a flight risk. He is fighting extradition on allegations he was involved in a $1.8 billion bank fraud.___The S&P 500 index gained 18.96 points, or 0.7 per cent, to 2,834.40. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 211.22 points, or 0.8 per cent, to 25,928.68. The Nasdaq composite added 60.16 points, or 0.8 per cent, to 7,729.32. The Russell 2000 index of smaller company stocks picked up 4.63 points, or 0.3 per cent, to 1,539.74.The Associated Press read more

Encana swings to profit says 5year plan ahead of schedule

CALGARY — Encana Corp. says its core operations will grow their production even more than expected this year, following a strong second quarter that included a US$331 million net profit.The Calgary-based oil and gas producer, which reports in U.S. currency, says the profit amounted to 34 cents per share.During last year’s second quarter, Encana had a $601-million net loss, equal to 71 cents per share.Deep in the Montney, Grande Prairie is first to emerge from Alberta’s brutal recessionSaskatchewan advantage means oil activity surges while Alberta lagsThe company says it now expects 2017 production from its core operations will be between 25 and 30 per cent above last year’s fourth quarter level.Encana had previously estimated the production from core operations would grow 20 per cent or better. read more

Resident loses 20000 to computer scam

Ontario Provincial Police is urging people to ‘hang up the phone’ after a resident lost $20,000 in a computer virus scam.The victim called police in Norfolk County on Friday after they received a call from a man saying the homeowner’s computer had a virus.After the victim gave the caller access to their computer, they could see the man accessing banking information and personal files. The scammer took roughly $20,000 from the victim’s account.Police are reminding residents that unless you initiate the call, do not allow anyone access to your computer. “Don’t give out personal, banking or credit card information to anyone unless you are sure of whom you are dealing with,” said OPP in a news release.OPP has released the following tips to help protect yourself:Never download anti-virus software from a pop-up or link sent to you through an e-mail.Update your anti-virus software often and scan your computer for viruses regularly.Don’t click on links or attachments in e-mails sent to you by someone you don’t know.Turn on your browser’s pop-up blocking feature.Never click on a pop up that claims your computer has a virus. read more

8 of 9 shots struck Yatim

The family of Sammy Yatim say they’re “distressed” by what they’re hearing about the 18-year old’s shooting death on a TTC streetcar.Nine shots can be heard on surveillance and cell phone videos that captured the incident. And according to some reports, 8 of those shots actually struck Yatim.The Special Investigations Unit, however, has only confirmed that Yatim was tasered, and shot multilple times.The coroner’s office says that by law, they can only give information regarding their investigation to family members, and people directly involved. The family says they haven’t seen a copy of the coroner’s report yet, and can not verify if what they’re hearing in the media is true. read more

Polymetal approves start of Nezhda project construction based on positive feasibility

first_imgPolymetal International plc has completed the Feasibility Study for the Nezhda project based on the updated Ore Reserve estimate reported in accordance with the JORC Code. The Board has approved the start of project construction. “Nezhda is a long-life, high-grade asset with robust economics”, said Vitaly Nesis, Group CEO of Polymetal. “The project is capital light and will rely heavily on our successful experience at Kyzyl. Nezhda will contribute to dividends per share already in 2022.”Mineral Resources (inclusive of Ore Reserves) comprise 12.4 Moz of gold equivalent (GE) with an average GE grade of 4.5 g/t, a 1.6 Moz increase compared with the previous estimate. The estimate of Proved and Probable Ore Reserves increased by 2.4 Moz of GE and now contains 38 Mt at an average grade of 3.6 g/t GE for 4.4 Moz of GE contained. Open-pit reserves increased by 55% from 2.0 Moz to 3.1 Moz; open-pit reserves now comprise 70% of total reserves.The FS envisions 25 years of production from 2021 to 2045. The life of mine plan includes 19 years of conventional open-pit mining from 2019 to 2037, and 17 years of production from underground ore from 2029 to 2045.The updated mine plan envisages five open pits (four at OZ 1 and a separate pit at OZ 56) that will be mined over 19 years via conventional drill-and-blast and truck-shovel methods, with a subsequent gradual switch to underground mining that will last for 17 years. The total expected mine life currently stands at 27 years, and can potentially be increased by another 10 years, following additional exploration to improve the confidence of the remaining Mineral Resources. The projected open-pit mining volumes are currently set at up to 2.2 Mt/y of ore with an average stripping ratio of 9 (excluding pre-strip). The underground mine will utilise long-hole stoping with partially consolidated backfill, a method currently used to good effect by Polymetal at the Albazino underground mine.The concentrator with a capacity of 1.8 Mt/y incorporates crushing, two-stage grinding, gravity and flotation, concentration. Concentrates are thickened, filtered, dried and bagged for off-site processing. Tails are thickened, filtered, and dry stacked in a fully lined tailings storage facility. Gold recovery to concentrate is anticipated at 85% with a mass pull ratio of 4.8%. An average concentrate grade of 61 g/t is expected.Flotation concentrates will be sold to third party off-takers while gravity concentrate will be processed at the existing Amursk POX facility. The current feasibility study does not include any consideration of the potential second line at the Amursk POX that would be capable of processing flotation concentrate in-house. Average annual production is expected at 180 Koz during the first full three years of operation and 155,000 oz of payable gold during the first full 15 years of operation.The FS has also confirmed Nezhda’s low capital intensity and robust project economics: pre-production capital expenditures are estimated at $234 million (including capitalised pre-stripping costs). The project’s IRR is estimated at 29% with NPV of $302 million (using a 10% discount rate, $1,200/oz gold price, RUB/USD exchange rate of 63, and Brent oil price of $67/bbl). Total cash costs (TCC) for the open pit are estimated in the range of $620-670/oz of GE and all-in sustaining cash costs (AISC) in the range of $700-750/oz of GE. Life of mine TCC is expected in the range of $700-750/oz of GE, with AISC in the range of $800-850/oz of GE. First production is planned for Q4 2021 with full ramp-up by Q2 2022.last_img read more