Photo Advisory First, Photos released upto 4 p.m.

first_imgNew Delhi: August 19, 2016 (PTI) EDITORS: Photos with Captions released today. To view thumbnails of these photographs, visit PTI website at..http.//www.ptinews.com NATIONAL Mumbai: Fashion show in Mumbai(B+A) New Delhi: Bharat Parv(B) New Delhi: Turkish Foreign Minister MevlutCavusoglu?s visit(A+B) New Delhi: Sachin Tendulkar addressing fifth HealthcareAccess Summit(B+A) New Delhi: Sushma Swaraj calling on the Vice President(A) Kochi: Miss Asia 2016 beauty pageant(B) New Delhi : Launch of Innovation Index 2016(A+B) New Delhi : External Affairs Minister with Nepalsdeputy Prime minister(B+A) Tawang: Nirmala Sitharaman tying rakhi to a solider(A+B) Allahabad: Flood in Allahabad(A) Ranchi: Tributes to Army soldier(A) INTERNATIONAL New York : Saif Akonjee joins with representatives ofIslamic groups and leaders of the interfaithcommunity for a news conference,(B) Wrightwood: Firefighters scramble from flames after awildfire blew up(A) SPORTS Rio de Janeiro: 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro (B+A) Mason: Western & Southern Open tennis tournament(B) Rio de Janeiro: Indian players during 2016 SummerOlympics(B+A) New Delhi: File? NADA clears Narsingh Yadav of dopingcharges(A) PTI PHOTO VNA GCS KSC BMRlast_img read more

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Digital Live telecast for World Billiards Championship

first_imgNew Delhi, Dec 2 (PTI) Sports app Sports Flashes has partnered with Billiards & Snooker Federation of India (BSFI) to telecast the IBSF World Billiards Championship live. The championship will take place in Bengaluru from December 5 to 12. The eight-day championship that includes the Long Up format and the Points format will offer a prize purse of USD 20,000. Defending champion Pankaj Advani, reigning National Billiards Champion Sourav Kothari, Ben Judge of Australia, Englishmen Nalin Patel and Robert Hall are some of the participants who will be vying for the title. “We know that digital media is the future of sports broadcasting. So we tied up with SportsFlashes App to show the event live which will certainly enhance the popularity of the game in the country and will also increase the reach of Cue sports by many folds,” PVK Mohan, BSFI President said in a release. Raman Raheja, Founder, Sports Flashes said, “Our aim is to provide every single sport which missed out from being shown on Sports channels to have a digital platform for live coverage. Through our association with BSFI, we are sure to increase the fan base of billiards as well as the popularity of this sport in the country.” PTI AT ATlast_img read more

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Government says No to bilateral cricket with Pakistan

first_imgNew Delhi, May 29 (PTI) Sports Minister Vijay Goel today made it clear that the government will not allow any bilateral cricket between India and Pakistan till the time “cross-border terrorism” does not stop. The ministers firm statement comes on a day the BCCI and the Pakistan Cricket Board are meeting in Dubai to discuss their bilateral ties, which have remained suspended since 2012 due to diplomatic tensions after terror attacks in India. “BCCI should speak to the government before giving any proposal to Pakistan. I have made it clear that bilateral cricket with Pakistan is not possible till the time there is cross-border terror. We have, however, no say on multilateral events (ICC tournaments),” Goel told reporters here. The PCB has already sent a legal notice to BCCI claiming damages in tune of USD 60 million (Rs 387 crore approx) for allegedly not honouring the MoU that had stated five bilateral series in the cycle between 2015-2023. It is learnt that the BCCI officials led by joint secretary Amitabh Chaudhary will explain to their PCB counterparts that the series cant be held without government permission and would also request them to withdraw the case. If Pakistan refuses to budge, it is learnt that now way will BCCI pay any compensation in this case. The cash-strapped PCBs finances heavily depend on a series with India which would mean a financial windfall for the nation, where no international cricketing activity has taken place since terrorist attack on Sri Lankan cricket team. PTI PM KHS KHSadvertisementlast_img read more

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South Africa thrash Australia by 492 runs to complete series win

first_img South Africa thrash Australia by 492 runs to win fourth Test – as it happened Australia cricket team Share on Facebook Since you’re here… There was always a risk of it going like this. Despite Australia’s best efforts to hang tough with South Africa through the first four days of the fourth Test, the calamitous collapse remained the ending most likely. It took one ball for Vernon Philander to get his name in the book on the fifth morning and four deliveries to claim both Marsh brothers. Less than an hour and a half later, Australia had lost seven for 31 and the match by a massive 492 runs – the worst result for the baggy greens against any nation since 1934. At one stage, Philander snared six wickets in a row, conceding three runs. It was one of those mornings.But when Tim Paine walked out to explain it all, his words were more important than the wickets that fell. Such is the state of Australian cricket now, expectations low as can be, the new captain’s messaging task is as critical as any other part of his job – surely the most difficult in the sport. After watching the Proteas raise the trophy, their first win at home in these contests since 1970, he conceded that the ball-tampering saga had finally worn his team down after what he called a “brutal” week. Twitter Pinterest Share via Email Cricket Share on Twitter news … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Share on LinkedIn South Africa cricket team Share on Messenger But here’s the trick: the Australian public don’t like losers, either. “Nice guys finish second,” Dean Elgar said of the visitors’ distinctly hands-off approach in this Test. Paine understands the need for that balance. “In this game, whether it was to do with what happened during the week, we want to be really respectful but we also want to be really competitive,” Paine said of that unenviable task. “It is still Test match cricket and it is going to be now tweaking that to make sure we are finding the balance between respecting the game, respecting the opposition and playing in a way that allows us to get right in the contest.”Despite it being Darren Lehmann’s final Test in charge, he was nowhere to be seen. He had, evidently, said all he was going to at his resignation press conference. But this is a time for new voices. Paine’s voice. A week ago in Cape Town, he was unsure if full-time captaincy was the right role for him. Now he is, dedicating himself to the rebuilding job.As to whether that translates to the white-ball leadership, he is unsure. But with 11 one-day and T20 internationals scheduled for the team before their next Test in the United Arab Emirates in October, the Cricket Australia board could do a lot worse than back him exclusively.That can all wait. For now, it is rest they so desperately require. “We need to get better quickly but we have got a bit of time off now, so we can go home and take a breath and reassess and go from there.” A big, long, deep breath. Share on WhatsApp Facebook Support The Guardian “If you are slightly off mentally in Test cricket you get exposed,” he began. “We’re disappointed with the way we handled it. This group in here had the chance to show some real fight and determination and unfortunately, we weren’t able to because I think mentally we weren’t quite there. You only have to be slightly off in any game of cricket, let alone [against] a team as good as South Africa, and you get exposed. We certainly were today.”With cricket out of the way, Paine was able to return to his broader script, one he is steadily adding to each time he speaks. “Winning covers over a lot of cracks,” he told ABC. “There was probably some noise being made from the public in the last year or so and the guys thought maybe while we kept winning and playing a certain brand of cricket, while it was working we wouldn’t change it. But I think it has got to the stage now where we need to listen to our fans and Australian public and give them a cricket team that they are proud of.”Paine observed that a “head in the sand” approach had prevailed for too long. “What we’ve probably found out in the past month or so is that the Australian public and our fans don’t necessarily like the way we go about it. It’s pretty simple. We have to listen. We have to take it on board and we have to improve our behaviour in the way we play the game.” Topics Read more Tim Paine speaks to the media in South Africa after Australia’s 3-1 series defeat. Photograph: Gallo Images/Getty Images Share on Pinterest Reuse this contentlast_img read more

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How to Step Aboard a Viking Ship and Drink Scotch Whisky This Summer

first_img Do You Want Your Home to Smell Like Scotch Country? The Best Blended Scotch Whiskies to Add to Your Collection The Best Travel and Adventure Documentaries on Netflix Right Now Highland Park Takes Tailgating to Another Level Highland Park Releases 2 New Limited-Release Bottles center_img Editors’ Recommendations Highland ParkWant to be a Viking? Great.Highland Park single-malt Scotch whisky from Orkney, Scotland, is helping us channel our inner Norse seafarer by partnering with the Draken, a genuine recreation of a Norwegian Viking ship that is sailing from Maine to South Carolina on a four-month, whisky-fueled cruise.Take that, Carnival. *Viking wail*Bring your horned helmet (although there’s no evidence Vikings actually wore them) and join the Draken Harald Hårfagre Expedition America East Coast Tour 2018, which set sail on July 9. “The Draken ship and its journey exemplify the spirit of the modern­day Viking and everything that Highland Park stands for: determination, adventure, quality craftsmanship, and rich history,” says Martin Markvardsen, Highland Park senior global brand ambassador.Fun fact: Highland Park’s founder, Magnus Eunson (not enough dudes are named Magnus anymore), was a direct descendant of the Vikings who settled on Orkney over 1,000 years ago.The founders of the Draken began the creation of what would become “the largest modern-built Viking ship in the world” in 2010, relying on their expert knowledge of Viking history, Norse sagas, and traditional boat-building. Come 2012, construction was completed; the ship came measured 115 feet long with a 26-­foot beam, 79-­foot mast, and 160 square meters of silk sails. In 2016, the Draken off for its inaugural trans-Atlantic crossing from Norway to the U.S., the same journey taken by OG Vikings discovering the New World over 1,000 years ago.The Draken’s 2018 Highland Park tour will see the massive Viking ship visit 14 East Coast harbors over the span of four months. Each port will hold an arrival ceremony where attendees can board the Draken and explore the deck, talking with the captain and crew as they share their experiences on this revived legendary sea vessel. Take a load off for the screening of the new Draken documentary and meander the “Viking Village” (there’s food and, most importantly, Highland Park whisky).Now. if only I could find my old buffalo horn cup …last_img read more

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Go Backstage With Beyonce For Charity

first_imgHave you got style like Beyoncé? A new online auction is giving you the chance to see what it’s like to work backstage on the biggest show of the year—The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour!Beyoncé invites you backstage as a VIP on her style team. You’ll be a part of the Mrs. Carter Show as you spend time with the Creative Director of Wardrobe, Tina Knowles. See a major tour from behind the scenes, meet Beyoncé and take your 2 VIP seats for this year’s biggest show!• Winner and their guest will spend time behind the scenes on July 29 in Washington, DC as part of the Tina Knowles’ Styling Team on the North American leg of the Mrs. Carter Show World Tour, 2013. • Winner and their guest will have a meet and greet with Beyoncé, as well as a photo opportunity back stage. • Have lunch with award-winning designer, Tina Knowles! • Take a tour of the wardrobe rooms and get an insider’s perspective to learn what goes into designing all the incredible costumes and show-stopping stage looks! • After your guided tour, you can sit back and experience the show with two VIP tickets. • Receive a Mrs. Carter Show World Tour “gift bag” filled with music, tour memorabilia and some of Beyoncé’s favorite things to have while she is on the road.Proceeds from the auction will benefit Miss A Meal. With economic downtimes increasing and the unemployment becoming the norm for so many people, iconic entertainer and performer Beyoncé along with her mom, award-winning fashion designer Tina Knowles and entertainers Solange Knowles, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams have all joined forces with Bread of Life, Inc. the Houston-based non-profit organization founded by Rudy and Juanita Rasmus, to fight for the needs of the less fortunate with a fundraising campaign they call Miss A Meal.The auction is open until July 11, and can be accessed via CharityBuzz.com.last_img read more

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Jaworski, Zalys carry balanced Lafayette over Navy 80-74

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Justin Jaworski had 19 points to lead five Lafayette players in double figures as the Leopards got past Navy 80-74 on Wednesday night.Paulius Zalys added 15 points for the Leopards (8-16, 5-8 Patriot League). E.J. Stephens chipped in 11, Kyle Stout scored 11 and Alex Petrie had 10. Zalys also had five assists for the Leopards.Cam Davis had 18 points and six rebounds for the Midshipmen (8-16, 5-8). John Carter Jr. added 14 points and eight rebounds. George Kiernan had 12 points and seven rebounds.The Leopards evened the season series against the Midshipmen with the win. Navy defeated Lafayette 85-77 on Jan. 16. Lafayette (8-16, 5-8) matches up against Loyola (Md.) on the road on Sunday. Navy faces Army at home on Saturday.___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.comThe Associated Press read more

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Over 20 shops gutted in Embilipitiya

There were no reports of deaths or injuries from the fire. Police investigations are underway. A gas powered illuminator in one of the shops had caught fire resulting in the blaze spreading to around 23 shops. Gas cylinders in the other shops also caught fire resulting in all the shops being completely destroyed within a short period of time, the police said. Over 20 shops were gutted following a fire which broke out in Embilipitiya this morning, the police media unit said.The police said that the fire damaged the temporary shops erected in close proximity to the Embilipitiya bus stand. read more

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Hudsons Bay Co exploring strategic alternatives for Lord Taylor including sale or

TORONTO — Hudson’s Bay Co. says it’s pursuing strategic alternatives for its Lord & Taylor business, including a possible sale or merger.HBC says Lord & Taylor had $1.4 billion in annual revenue in 2018.The Lord & Taylor chain has more than 40 stores in the northeastern and mid-Atlantic regions of the United States as well as its online business.HBC chief executive Helena Foulkes says the retailer is exploring options to position itself for long-term success.HBC previously announced in February that its Canadian retail banner, Home Outfitters, will be discontinued and its 37 locations will be closed this year and that about 20 Saks Off Fifth locations will be closed in the United States.Foulkes says Lord & Taylor remains committed to serving customers across its stores and digital channels throughout the review.Related Stories:Hudson’s Bay Co loss widens on ‘hyper-promotional’ retail environment read more

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Norfolk eyes relief well solution

Norfolk County thinks it has a potential solution to a rogue gas well near Silver Hill that is spewing toxic hydrogen sulphide gas in uncontrolled amounts.This week, Marlene Miranda, general manager of health and social services in Norfolk and Haldimand, said the answer could lie in drilling a relief well in another location where the county can control emissions while treating contaminated water before it is released into the environment.Residents in the area of Forestry Farm Road and McDowell Road West like the idea of drilling a relief well.But they’d like to see it drilled in the area of a gas vent along Big Creek on North Walsingham Road 10 that was drilled in 1968 but capped in 2015. Once that vent was plugged, toxic emissions at several gas wells in Silver Hill have been an expensive nuisance since August, 2017.“Why try something new that will cost a lot of money when the first relief well worked well for 50 years?” local resident John Spanjers asked on behalf of himself and his neighbours.The vent in Big Creek Spanjers refers to is located about a mile to the southwest of the recent emissions on Forestry Farm Road. Miranda and her team of consultants have considered Spanjers’ suggestion but have rejected it because they don’t know if that will work or simply give rise to new problems.“That could potentially have unintended consequences for other property owners,” Miranda said, referencing “the walking well effect.”“The goal now is a relief well with some water treatment.”The strong smell of rotten eggs near the intersection of Forestry Farm Road and McDowell Road West has prompted the county to post skull-and-crossbones signage warning of toxic emissions.The problem is hard to solve because the gas is venting in a wetland under water and muck. Authorities aren’t sure if the gas is emanating from a hole that can be plugged or from a fissure in the ground deep beneath.Hydrogen sulphide gas is a common byproduct of natural gas production. It is corrosive, flammable and damages lungs and airways in high concentrations.In her report to council, Miranda said monitoring in recent months suggests hydrogen sulphide concentrations at nearby home are “negligible.”Residents welcome the findings but Spanjers said they feel any well drilled to relieve subterranean pressure should be located where this function was performed for decades further to the southwest.MSonnenberg@postmedia.com read more

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Bellatrix boosts Alberta oil holdings with 576 million Angle acquisition

Bellatrix boosts Alberta oil holdings with $576 million Angle acquisition by Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press Posted Oct 15, 2013 4:14 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email CALGARY – Bellatrix Exploration Ltd. (TSX:BXE) has reached a $576-million deal to acquire Angle Energy Inc. (TSX:NGL) — a move the two Calgary-based firms say will create a dominant oil player in west-central Alberta.Also Tuesday, Bellatrix announced a $240-million joint venture with the Canadian unit of a Korean private equity fund.The Angle acquisition will add 10,500 barrels to Bellatrix’s daily production, more than 92,000 net hectares to its undeveloped land base and 500 drilling locations.The combined company will have a “dominant and highly focused” presence in the Cardium and Lower Mannville regions of the province, Bellatrix said.“Management and the board of directors of Bellatrix believe the combined asset bases will provide significant benefits to Bellatrix shareholders,” the company in a release.“Notably, the transaction creates a high growth intermediate company with a sizable, strategic and opportunity rich asset base.”Angle CEO Gregg Fischbuch said the deal was the result of a strategic review announced in July.“This complementary transaction creates one of the largest Cardium producers and landholders in Alberta and provides Angle shareholders an attractive price, with significantly enhanced liquidity and the opportunity for ongoing participation in a larger and well capitalized combined company,” he said.Bellatrix will buy Angle using a combination of cash and stock. The cash component is worth $3.85 per share, while the stock portion is worth 0.4734 of a Bellatrix share, based on a volume-weighted average trading price of just over $8.13 during the 10 trading days ended Oct. 11.Bellatrix said the $3.85 offer amount represents a 31 per cent premium over the 10-day volume weighted average trading price as of Oct. 11 and a 20 per cent premium over its most recent close.Bellatrix said the purchase price also includes $261 million in Angle debt, which encompasses various costs associated with the transaction.The deal is subject to court, regulatory and shareholder approval.Separately, Bellatrix announced a joint-venture deal with TCA Energy Ltd., a Canadian entity connected to Troika Resources Private Equity Fund, based in Seoul.Under that deal, TCA will contribute $120 million, representing half of the funds needed for a 63-well drilling program in west-central Alberta, to be completed by the end of 2014.Angle shares closed down more than three per cent at $3.11 on the Toronto Stock Exchange.Bellatrix shares were off 10 cents at $8.35. read more

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TSX tumbles dragged down by energy stocks loonie nudges closer to 80

TORONTO – The Toronto stock market’s main index closed lower, driven down by energy stocks as crude oil futures declined.The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index was down 81.51 points at 15,183.13, with the energy sector losing 1.4 per cent and consumer discretionary stocks falling 0.97 per cent.The telecom sector was up 0.44 per cent, while gold companies inched 0.13 per cent higher on a rise in bullion prices.In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was down 31.71 points at 21,580.07, the S&P 500 index declined 0.91 points at 2,472.54 and the Nasdaq composite index fell 2.25 points at 6,387.75.Andrew Pyle, a senior wealth adviser at Scotia Wealth Management, said the drop in U.S. stocks came in spite of strong economic data earlier this week.“It’s an interesting decline because if you look at the economic fundamentals coming out of the States this week, they generally were positive or better than expected — retail sales, housing starts,” said Pyle.“It’s a week where the fundamental picture actually looks a little brighter.”Investors may be running out of steam due to the political tumult in Washington, he added.“The premise going into this year with a Republican White House and Republican Congress was that things would happen fairly quickly — from health-care reform to, more importantly, fiscal reform, tax reform,” said Pyle.“That’s not happening, so that’s why we’re starting to see investors getting a little disappointed and losing patience.”The Canadian dollar was trading at an average price of 79.69 cents US, up 0.23 of a cent.The September crude contract was down $1.15 at US$45.77 per barrel and the August natural gas contract was down 7.3 cents at US$2.97 per mmBTU.The August gold contract was up $9.40 at US$1,254.90 an ounce and the September copper contract was up nearly one cent at US$2.72 a pound.Follow @alexposadzki on Twitter. TSX tumbles, dragged down by energy stocks, loonie nudges closer to 80 cents US by Alexandra Posadzki, The Canadian Press Posted Jul 21, 2017 9:30 am MDT Last Updated Jul 21, 2017 at 3:20 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

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Ban taps veteran diplomat Kubiš to head up UN Iraq mission

In his new role, Mr. Kubiš, who formally headed the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan, will also serve as head of the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI), replacing Nickolay Mladenov of Bulgaria.The Secretary-General’s spokesperson said Mr. Ban was “grateful” for Mr. Mladenov’s “dedication and leadership of UNAMI” and thanked him for serving in “one of the most challenging United Nations duty stations and at a time of important political and security developments in the country.”Mr. Mladenov, in turn, has been tapped as the UN’s new Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process – a role in which he will, among other things, oversee the ongoing UN-backed reconstruction efforts in Gaza where thousands of people are seeking access to building materials for urgent repairs to their homes following last summer’s conflict in the war-ravaged enclave. According to the UN spokesperson, Mr. Kubiš will bring to his new role in Iraq several years of experience in diplomacy, foreign security policy, and international economic relations with past experiences as the Executive Secretary of the UN Economic Commission for Europe and Minister for Foreign Affairs of Slovakia. Amid ongoing fighting between Iraqi Government forces and the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and continuing sectarian tensions across society, the Middle Eastern country is facing a period of immense peace and security challenges. The country is also being tested by fiscal constraints and UNAMI is currently working actively with the authorities to set up a Recovery and Reconstruction fund, while the challenge posed by supporting persons displaced by conflict also remains huge.Overall, 5.2 million people need humanitarian assistance, of whom 2.25 million are displaced and 235,000 are refugees from Syria, with the population of the Kurdistan Region having increased by 30 per cent because of the influx. read more

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British tourists losing £500 million a year by paying in Sterling when

first_imgBritish tourists are losing up to £500 million a year by opting to pay in Sterling when making card purchases abroad.Shops, restaurants and cash machines often ask customers to decide whether to pay in pounds or local currency – but a poor exchange rate is applied to those who choose to pay in Sterling. The lower exchange rates are equivalent to charging around six per cent per transaction. Overall this costs UK holidaymakers around £500 million a year, an analysis by the BBC has found. In many cases the exchange rate is now displayed, leaving tourists in the dark about the extent to which they are being ripped off. James Hickman, of currency trader FairFX said  it is “abhorrent” that tourists should be charged such high fees, adding that any extra charges should be capped.On some transactions abroad, customers can lose up to ten per cent by paying in sterling, according to Fair FX. The charges are so high in the Netherlands that the Dutch consumer organisation Consumentenbond is urging visitors to take extra care.A high proportion of shops and bars in Amsterdam – which are popular with tourists – offer for card payments to be made in Sterling.”Let me warn those that are being offered to pay by card and the shop owner says: ‘Would you like me to give you the exchange rate of what it will be in pounds’ – don’t do it”, said Sandra de Jong, a spokesperson for Consumentenbond. Giving the option to pay in Sterling – known as dynamic currency conversion – is legal in the UK and across Europe, as long as traders display the exchangerate being used before the payment is made.But critics claim that often the rate is not shown in an unfamiliar form, and that most people find it hard to assess a rate on the spot.Earlier this month the Government announced that “rip off” card fees will be banned and that paying by card will be free for consumers from next year.All consumer-facing credit and debit fees, which can be as high as 20 per cent, will be outlawed from next year under an EU rule change. Euroscenter_img It tends to be cheaper to pay in the local currencyCredit:David Jones /PA  Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

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First Oriel now Lero Gold

first_imgEuropean Minerals Corp (EMC) and Lero Gold have entered into a binding heads of agreement pursuant to which EMC will acquire all of the outstanding common shares of Lero in exchange for common shares of EMC. The directors of both companies believe that the acquisition will create a well-financed gold/copper mining and production, development and exploration company with an exciting growth profile focused on regional consolidation in the countries of the former Soviet Union. The combined company will focus on regional consolidation and growth opportunities in the countries of the former Soviet Union. Among the salient terms of the acquisition and characteristics of the combined company are that upon closing, Dr. Sergey V. Kurzin, currently Chairman of Lero, will join the board of EMC as Executive Chairman, together with Dr Alexander Yakubchuk (currently Chief Executive Officer of Lero) and Takhirzhan T. Baratov(currently the chairman of EMC’s Kazakh subsidiary, JSC Varvarinskoye).At the next meeting of shareholders of EMC following the closing of the Acquisition, the name of EMC will be changed to Orsu Metals Corp.Concurrent with this announcement of the Acquisition, Lero announces a C$40,000,000 “bought deal” financing with Canaccord Adams, details of which are set out below. Of this financing, US$25 million will be lent by Lero to EMC prior to closing of the Acquisition on the terms outlined below.Endeavour Mining Capital has agreed to provide a $5 million bridge loan to EMC for working capital purposes to be repaid upon the completion of the Lero Loan.EMC is currently commissioning the Varvarinskoy gold/copper project in Kazakhstan where commercial production is expected to be achieved by the end of Q3 2008. At steady state production the mine is expected to produce 149,000 oz of gold and 26 Mlb of copper annually in its first three years of production.As previously announced, EMC has appointed an independent engineering company to undertake a scoping study to engineer the expansion of the Varvarinskoye plant throughput beyond the currently planned 4.2 Mt/y.Lero is currently exploring the Taldybulak Talas gold copper deposit in Kyrgyzstan and is also exploring at the Karchiga copper deposit in western Kazakhstan. Lero expects to announce National Instrument 43-101 compliant resource estimates for both properties by the end of April 2008. The board of directors of Lero believes there is substantial exploration upside at their Taldybulak Talas and Karchiga deposits and also within EMC’s three square kilometer mining lease for Varvarinskoye and surrounding 220 square kilometre exploration licence.Commenting on the transaction, Dr. Sergey V. Kurzin, Executive Chairman of Lero, said: “Combining the Varvarinskoye cashflow and expansion potential with the Lero growth opportunities will position Orsu Metals to be a premier growth company with the ability to be a regional consolidator. The benefits of the strategic fit between Lero and EMC is something that I look forward to bringing to fruition for all shareholders. As global demand for gold and base metals remains strong, a well-funded Orsu Metals has a stable foundation from which to launch its growth and consolidation platform.”Tony Williams, Chairman of EMC, added: “This business combination, together with Lero’s concurrent financing stabilizes the enlarged group’s financial position whilst we finish bringing Varvarinskoye up to commercial production levels. At the same time, I am delighted to see the additional growth potential of the Lero assets and the significant experience of the Lero management team in the FSU bringing immediate and long-term benefits to the EMC shareholders.”last_img read more

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What can TDs do to prevent suicide in prisons

first_img3 pm, Room 4:Finance Minister Michael Noonan will be present to discuss the 2014 Country Specific Recommendations for Ireland ahead of the ECOFIN meeting of European finance ministers. Education Committee 11 am, Room 2: The committee will discuss the UN Security Council’s Resolution on Women, Peace and Security. 7.30 pm, Dáil: Day two of debate on the Technical Group’s Bill that aims to make the appointment and removal of senior members of an Garda Síochána “more transparent and accountable”. Foreign Affairs Here’s how to watch what’s going on in Leinster House today:Dáil ÉireannSeanad ÉireannCommittee Room 1Committee Room 2Committee Room 3Committee Room 4To access streams on iOS, click here The second looks to dissolve the Radiological Protection Institute of Ireland (RPII) and transfer all of its functions, staff and assets to the Environmental Protection Agency. 12 pm, Dáil: Enda Kenny will be in the Opposition’s firing line during Leaders’ Questions. 10.30 am: The Order of Business. 2.30 pm, Room 1: Brian Cotter, Public Affairs Director of the American Chamber of Commerce Ireland will attend to discuss the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) Agreement. 7 pm: Focus will then turn to the government’s much-discussed Housing Bill that would introduce a scheme where tenants can purchase local authority housing and revise how authorities can recover possession of a house if the occupants have seriously breached the tenancy agreement. Finance Committee Everything else happening in the Dáil 2 pm: Debate on the Companies Bill 2012 will resume. 4 pm, Room 3: The committee will debate a public petition about US Military and CIA use of Shannon airport and Irish airspace. Justice Committee WHAT’S GOING ON in Leinster House?Every day the Dáil and Seanad are sitting, TheJournal.ie brings you the most comprehensive guide to what our lawmakers are getting up to in the Houses of the Oireachtas.So, here is what we can expect to be happening in the Dáil, Seanad and Committee rooms today…3 things we’ll be keeping an eye on 9 pm: Matters on the Adjournment will round out the day in the Seanad.Everything else that’s happening in the CommitteesTransport Committee 5 pm: Senators will debate a Bill that would lead to the dissolution of the Human Rights Commission and the Equality Authority and the transfer of their functions to a new body: the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission. Public Service Oversight Committee 2 pm, Committee Room 2: The Justice Committee will meet with Conor Woods, Chairperson Designate of the long-awaited Charities Regulation Authority. Following this, its members will meet representatives from the Irish Institute of Naturopathic Medicine to discuss suicide prevention in prisons. 11.45 am: Arts Minister Jimmy Deenihan will will attend the Seanad as statements will be read to mark the 750th Anniversary of the first Irish Parliament. 1 pm, Room 3: Representative from the Edmund Rice Schools Trust will attend to discuss the future provision of education in schools for which the Trust has responsibility. The Irish Council for International Sudents will then brief the committee on the recent closure of English language schools. 9.30 am: Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald will be answering questions.12.21 pm: The Order of Business will be read.1.51 pm: Four Topical Issues will be discussed. 2.39 pm: Three Bills will be debated this afternoon:The first seeks to extend social protection to cover the spouse or partner of a self-employed person and introduce stricter residency requirements for those applying for social welfare.  9.30 am, Room 4: Climate change and the tourism industry’s marketing strategy will be discussed. Finally, the Merchant Shipping (Registration of Ships) Bill 2013 will be discussed.9 pm: The Dáil will adjourn for the day.Everything happening in the Seanad Like politics? Then why not ‘Like’ TheJournal.ie’s Politics page?Explainer: How does a bill become a law? >last_img read more

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Verizon iPhone Ad It Begins

first_imgThe Verizon iPhone is finally here and now so are the ads. After watching the clock ticking and ticking away, waiting for the iPhone, Verizon says, “To our millions of customers who never stopped believing this day would come. Thank you.”last_img

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La CIA dévoile la recette de lencre invisible

first_imgLa CIA dévoile la recette de l’encre invisibleLes méthodes utilisées pour produire de l’encre invisible, tenues secrètes depuis la Première guerre mondiale, ont été rendues publiques cette semaine par l’agence américaine de renseignement. Les Etats-Unis viennent en effet de déclassifier leurs plus anciens documents confidentiels.Datant de 1917 et 1918, six documents jugés sensibles par la CIA et classés “secrets” n’avaient toujours pas été révélés jusqu’à cette année. Tous détaillent les différentes méthodes permettant de produire de l’encre invisible, rapporte l’AFP. À lire aussiBientôt des batteries en papier pour fournir de l’énergie ?”Ces documents sont restés couverts par le secret pendant près d’un siècle jusqu’à ce que les récents progrès technologiques aient rendu leur déclassification possible”, a déclaré Leon Panetta, le directeur de l’agence américaine de renseignement, cité dans un communiqué. Toutefois, les progrès technologiques qu’il mentionne restent un mystère.Selon les documents déclassifiés, une des méthodes pour produire de l’encre invisible consiste à mélanger du sulfate de fer et du cyanure de potassium ou de l’amidon de riz avec de l’encre et de l’eau, détaille l’AFP. Pour révéler l’écriture cachée ensuite, il est possible d’appliquer un mélange d’eau, d’iodate de potassium et d’acide tartrique.L’encre invisible serait utilisée depuis l’Antiquité pour pouvoir faire passer des messages sans que l’ennemi ne s’en aperçoive. Le 20 avril 2011 à 10:25 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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Icy road conditions north of Woodland

first_imgSeveral cars this morning have slid off Interstate 5, north of Woodland, according to reports. Most area roads appear to be dry, but starting about 30 miles north of Vancouver, the stretch between Woodland and Castle Rock is causing drivers difficulty. Snow lines the sides of the freeway. Sheets of ice top the road’s surface.There’s construction between mileposts 35 and 40. Television cameras show dozens of semi-trucks there pulled to the side of the freeway so drivers can put on chains.last_img read more

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