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Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Malcolm Morrison Falling prices for oil and copper helped push the Canadian dollar down 0.28 of a cent at 100.78 cents US. U.S. markets were also lower as another batch of positive economic data served to raise uncertainty over whether Fed chairman Ben Bernanke would use a much-anticipated speech Friday to hint at further stimulus measures. American retailers reported strong sales gains for August. Target, Costco Wholesale and Limited Brands all reported results that beat estimates. And the U.S. Commerce Department reported that consumer spending rose 0.4% in July, the best showing in five months. The Dow Jones industrials dropped 106.77 points to 13,000.71. The Nasdaq composite index declined 32.48 points to 3,048.71 and the S&P 500 index was off 11.01 points at 1,399.48. Thursday’s positive data followed the release of the Fed’s latest regional survey Wednesday, which showed the pace of economic growth expanding. Another report Wednesday showed the U.S. economy grew faster than earlier reported in the April-June quarter, at a 1.7% annual pace. The TSX found very slight support from the financial sector in the wake of positive earnings reports from Royal Bank (TSX:RY), TD Bank (TSX:TD) and CIBC (TSX:CM). Royal Bank’s earnings grew to $2.24 billion or $1.47 per share, partly on strength in its Canadian consumer banking operations, from $1.29 billion a year ago. Excluding certain items, the bank earned $1.31 a share in the quarter against analyst estimates of $1.18. RBC also raised its quarterly dividend by 5% to 60 cents per share and its stock rose 36 cents to US$54.96. TD Bank’s quarterly net income rose to $1.7 billion, or $1.78 per share, from $1.49 billion a year ago. After adjustments, the bank’s net income was $1.82 billion or $1.91 per diluted share, seven cents better than estimates. TD also upped its dividend, which will rise five cents to 77 cents, but its stock lost 87 cents to $80.65. CIBC shares also backed off, down $1.03 at $75.35 despite a big increase in net income in the quarter ended July 31 to $841 million from $591 million for the same period last year. Excluding one-time items, the bank earned $2.06 a share, a dime better than forecast. CIBC also announced a quarterly dividend increase of four cents a share. National Bank (TSX:NA) is scheduled to report its results after markets close and its shares declined 81 cents to $71.12. Bank of Montreal (TSX:BMO) and Scotiabank (TSX:BNS) both handed in earnings Tuesday that also beat expectations. In total, Canada’s five biggest banks racked up $7.8 billion in profit in the third quarter, up 45% from a year ago. And Scotiabank announced after the market close Wednesday that it had reached an agreement to buy ING Bank of Canada from Netherlands-based parent ING Group for $3.13 billion in cash. Scotiabank also announced a public offering of 29 million common shares at $52 – for gross proceeds of $1.5 billion – to fund the acquisition. Its shares fell $1.30 to $52.30. Hopes for further Fed stimulus had grown since the release of minutes from the Fed’s last interest rate meeting Aug. 1 which showed a growing number of members wanting to inject another round of stimulus into a weakening economy. But economic data released since then, including better than expected job creation in July, rising retail sales and a recovering housing sector, actually point to a strengthening economy, meaning the Fed could find it hard to justify more easing, analysts say. “The only reason why he would want to it is to be pre-emptive with regards to something like the problems globally or the U.S. fiscal cliff,” said Chris Kuflik, wealth adviser at ScotiaMcLeod in Montreal, referring to a slate of tax hikes and spending cuts set to take place at the beginning of 2013, which could weigh heavily on growth and even push the U.S. back into recession. “As for predicting what he will say Friday, and what he will do, I think at this point it’s really a flip of the coin. Because data is coming in OK but you still have these big problems on the horizon.” Elsewhere on the TSX, base metal stocks led decliners, down almost 3% as December copper lost early momentum following four days of losses and closed two cents lower at US$3.45 a pound. Major Drilling Group International (TSX:MDI) tumbled $1.47 or 13.69% to $9.27, while Teck Resources (TSX:TCK.B) fell $1.22 to $27.27. The energy sector was down about 1.5% with the October crude contract down 87 cents at US$94.62 a barrel. Suncor Energy (TSX:SU) fell 41 cents to $30.70 while Canadian Natural Resources (TSX:CNQ) lost 50 cents to $29.87. The gold sector was off about 0.5% as bullion edged $5.90 lower to US$1,657.10 an ounce. Iamgold Corp. (TSX:IMG) was down 23 cents to $12.67. Equally important as what the Fed may do is the next interest rate announcement by the European Central Bank on Sept. 6. Gains on markets in August have also been anchored in hopes that the ECB will take steps to control high borrowing costs that have bedevilled the weakest members of the eurozone, including Spain. Toronto stock market dips on weakness in the energy and financials sectors S&P/TSX composite hits highest close since March on strength of financials sector Related news Facebook LinkedIn Twitter The Toronto stock market closed sharply lower Thursday as solid earnings and dividend hikes from three big Canadian banks took a back seat to increasing doubts about whether the U.S. Federal Reserve will take more measures to boost growth. The S&P/TSX composite index tumbled 123.13 points to 11,886.65 and the TSX Venture Exchange gave back 11.19 points to 1,217.96. Keywords Marketwatch TSX gets lift from financials, U.S. markets rise to highest since March
Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Canadian Press Canada’s main stock index has made back about a third of its recent losses with the first three-day rally since hitting a record high in February.The S&P/TSX composite index closed up 243.94 points or 1.8% on Thursday at 13,371.17. TSX gets lift from financials, U.S. markets rise to highest since March Toronto stock market dips on weakness in the energy and financials sectors leungchopan/123RF S&P/TSX composite hits highest close since March on strength of financials sector Keywords Marketwatch Related news In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 1,351.62 points or 6.4% at 21,552.17. The S&P 500 index was up 154.51 points or 6.2% at 2,630.07, while the Nasdaq composite was up 413.24 points at 7,797.54.The Canadian dollar gained more than one cent to trade for US71.04¢ compared with an average of US69.92¢ on Wednesday.The May crude contract was down US$1.89 at US$22.60 per barrel and the May natural gas contract was down US2.5¢ at US$1.69 mmBTU.The April gold contract was up US$17.80 at US$1,651.20 an ounce and the May copper contract was down US2.6¢ at US$2.18 a pound. Facebook LinkedIn Twitter
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AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 18 SEP 2017 Tags Featured Content Rima Qureshi, former SVP and head of market area North America at Ericsson, is joining US operator Verizon as its new EVP and chief strategy officer (CSO).According to a release from the operator, Qureshi will start her new role 6 November and will be responsible for the “development and implementation of Verizon’s overall corporate strategy, including business development and strategic investments”. Qureshi will report directly to Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam, who deemed her hire a “game changer”.“The addition of Rima is another game-changer for Verizon,” McAdam said in a statement. “She’s a visionary leader, with a global perspective and a thorough understanding of our industry and where it’s headed.”The news follows an announcement in May that Qureshi quit her position as head of Ericsson’s North America business.Qureshi first joined Ericsson in 1993 and was promoted to a vice president position there in 2000. By 2010, Qureshi had climbed the ranks to serve as SVP of Ericsson’s CDMA Mobile Systems Group before taking on additional responsibilities as SVP of strategic projects in 2013. She also served as chairman of Ericsson’s Northern Europe, Russia and Central Asia group and chairman of Ericsson’s Modem division.Qureshi will replace Roy Chestnutt, who previously announced plans to leave Verizon. He will depart by the end of the year after four years as CSO, the operator said.High-profile appointmentsQureshi isn’t the only recent high profile hire at Verizon, nor is she the first big name from Ericsson to join the operator’s team.Verizon kicked off its hiring spree in September 2016 with the addition of Ronan Dunne, ex-CEO of UK operator O2, as its new EVP and group president of Verizon Wireless. In March, the operator followed up with the hire of former Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg as EVP of its Network and Technology team.The latter addition came amid an organisational restructuring at the company that also bumped Marni Walden, former president of product innovation and new business, to head up a new media and telematics division, while John Stratton, former president of operations, shifted to lead customer and product operations. Among other things, Vestberg was charged with leading the further development of “Verizon’s fibre-centric networks” and ensuring a seamless network experience between Wi-Fi, 4G, and 5G network technologies. Diana Goovaerts Author Related Diana is Mobile World Live’s US Editor, reporting on infrastructure and spectrum rollouts, regulatory issues, and other carrier news from the US market. Diana came to GSMA from her former role as Editor of Wireless Week and CED Magazine, digital-only… Read more Mobile Mix: 5G colours in the blanks Ericsson launches 5G-ready WFH solution HomeLatest Stories Former Ericsson exec Qureshi lands at Verizon Previous ArticleHuawei OTF17 coverageNext ArticleFeature: Huawei OTF17 highlights 1 Verizon aggregates C-Band, mmWave spectrum EricssonVerizon
Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox. In a surprising change of course, the beleaguered Whitefish-based ministries program that last summer faced a firestorm of abuse allegations, setting off a bizarre chain of events that led to the dissolution of its assets and the closure of its popular burger chain, announced it was reorganizing and will remain intact.According to a “status update” posted last month on the Potter’s Field Ministries website and apparently authored by in-house legal counsel Sharon DiMuro, the previously announced dissolution “will not be in the immediate future of these ministries,” referring to both Potter’s Field Ministries and Potter’s Field Ranch.Instead, “they will remain intact while the respective Boards, acting as unified governing entities, determine what purposeful reorganization may be possible,” the post states. “One thing we do know — God is not finished with Potter’s Field.”Potter’s Field Ministries is best known in the public sphere for its popular chain of burger joints, which had locations in Whitefish, Columbia Falls and Kalispell, as well as its roving food trucks that were staffed by participants, or “interns,” in the IGNITE missionary program. In July, many of those employees began airing grievances on a religious blog site reporting grueling 60-hour workweeks, low pay, and verbal and psychological abuse by the ministries’ founders, Mike and Pam Rozell.As more reports flooded the website phoenixpreacher.com, it became a self-described nexus for “Potter’s Field Survivor Stories,” prompting Rob McCoy, senior pastor with Godspeak Calvary Church, to take over the ministries as chief executive officer and begin dissolving the nonprofit.“I’m the guy being used to close Potter’s Field Ministries and I guess by default I am the one who is overseeing the shuttering of it,” McCoy told the Beacon at the time. “We are trying to clean up the mess as best we can.”According to the recent post, however, McCoy tendered his resignation with Potter’s Field because he “does not believe he is called to be an active part of a long-term reorganization project.”The post’s author acknowledged an ongoing investigation by Montana labor officials into claims by former employees, but said an independent audit into the past two years of financial records at Potter’s Field concluded that “no misappropriations or fiscal malfeasance have been noted.”“Should it be determined that funds need to be paid out on any of those labor claims, such funds will come from the net proceeds of real estate sales and NOT from any child sponsorship funds paid by donations from supporters, which are always segregated and maintained separately from general funds,” the post states.The website also states that no civil lawsuits have been filed against Potter’s Field Ministries or its leaders, despite allegations from employees and members of the missionary program likening the organization to a “cult.”According to the post, Potter’s Field Ministries will conduct its own investigation into those allegations.“Finally, as properties are sold and mortgages/loans are paid off for assets no longer in use, the ministries will be able to finance a formal investigation by independent reviewers of all remaining allegations brought against the ministries in general and the leadership (Michael and Pam Rozell specifically),” the post states. “Where restoration of relationships and reputations are possible, they will be pursued.” Email
‘ The Craven Week is vigorously tested Published on March 4, 2020 799 37 Post by SA Rugby magazine Posted in News, Top headlines SA Rugby has reiterated its stance on combating doping in schoolboy rugby, saying they ‘test more aggressively at schoolboy level than any other federation in the world’.The governing body was reacting to a SA Rugby magazine request following a BBC report titled: ‘Steriods at 16: South Africa’s schoolboy rugby scene faces a widespread doping problem’.The report was littered with examples of doping allegations at schoolboy level, but SA Rugby insists it is working hard alongside the South African Institute for Drug Free Sport to catch cheats.‘In conjunction with the South African Institute for Drug Free Sport (SAIDS) – to whom SA Rugby has ceded all testing of players and the management of anti-doping rule violations – we test more aggressively at schoolboy level than any other federation in the world, although England have now stepped up their interventions. We want to catch cheats,’ said a spokesperson for SA Rugby.‘In the past number of years, we have tested many schoolboys in the only place we have jurisdiction to test – our Youth Week tournaments. In fact, we pay for additional tests over and above what SAIDS would normally conduct. Every year all attendees at the U16 and U18 tournaments undergo compulsory doping education.‘Even though we do not have jurisdiction at schools, we write regularly to the principals of rugby-playing schools reminding them of their duty of care to their boys and urging them to voluntarily enrol in SAIDS testing programmes. A number of them do. ‘SAIDS has complete independent jurisdiction at the professional level of the game – here we regularly educate and test players – and the incidence of suspensions of players in the South African game is not out of sync with international norms.’ALSO READ: Another scandal hits KZN school rugby ‘ Shop Bras Online | Search AdsTake a Look at These Bra and Panty SetsShop Bras Online | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredUndo ‘ SA Rugby: We want to catch cheats AlphaCuteOprah’s New House Cost $90 Million, And This Is What It Looks LikeAlphaCute|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Watch: I wanted to rip Jean’s head off – Jaque FourieSA Rugby MagUndo ‘ 熱門話題不要被酵素騙了！在萬寧賣的「這個」直接針對脂肪…熱門話題|SponsoredSponsoredUndoAaron Smith names South African as greatest World Cup scrumhalfSA Rugby MagUndoJapan-based Kiwi player: I hope to never experience this againSA Rugby MagUndoLife Exact BrazilGrace Jones Is Now 72 Years Old, This Is Her NowLife Exact Brazil|SponsoredSponsoredUndo ‘ Loans | Search AdsLoans Are Now Available Online in Hong KongLoans | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredUndo World Cup-winning Bok quartet in Eddie Jones’ all-time XVMaverick coach Eddie Jones has named his Test dream team made up of players he has worked with throughout his illustrious career.SA Rugby MagUndoLoans | Search AdsGetting a loan in Hong Kong may be easier than you thinkLoans | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredUndoCNAHow is life for Cambodian boy linguist after viral fame?CNA|SponsoredSponsoredUndoShop Bras Online | Search AdsBrilliant Bra and Panty Sets (take a look)Shop Bras Online | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredUndoGoGoPeak10 Most Beautiful Cities You Should Visit Once In Your LifetimeGoGoPeak|SponsoredSponsoredUndo熱門話題對肚腩脂肪感到後悔！試了在萬寧賣的這個後…熱門話題|SponsoredSponsoredUndo ‘
Empire OnlineiPhone MMO hits US App Store.GamesIndustry InternationalMonday 31st January 2011Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareHONG KONG – January 12, 2011Lakoo, leading developer of iPhone, Android and other mobilegames, today announced that Empire Online, Asias largest iPhone MMORPG, will bereleased in North America on January 15. U.S. players will joinover 5 million current Empire Online users in Hong Kong, China, Taiwan andAustralia, when the touch-screen RPG adventure hits the iPhone AppStore later this week.In Empire Online, players can join forces with other users toadventure, battle and build their own handheld kingdom – obtainingterritories and developing conquered lands across numerous worldmaps along the way. Players can fight together in parties of up tofive for turn-based combat, or face off one-on-one in PvP(player-versus-player) gameplay.The Lakoo team has been anxiously awaiting Empire Onlines expansion into the North Americanmarket, said Kin Ko, CEO of Lakoo. We cantwait to give English-language players the keys to the kingdom. Youwont believe how many MMO elements we can fit on asmartphone.Empire Online features several chat options and vastpossibilities for character development, all for players to easilyaccess and play via iPhone or iPod Touch. To get started,youll create an avatar from one of five distinct classes -warriors, kung-fu fighters, wizards, hunters and shamans – withinfour legendary races – Eastland, Nordic, Atlantis and Maya. Thegame allows players to learn skills designed for other classes, aswell as collect power-up gear to outfit your avatar and customizeyour play experience.Download art assets and the Empire Online fact sheet in the officialpress kit, and check out the official trailer on YouTube.For more information, please visit Lakoo.com.About LakooFounded in 1999, Lakoo is dedicated to developing iPhone andAndroid mobile games with a team of over 150 members in Hong Kong,Guangzhou and other cities of China. Lakoos flagshipproduct, Empire Online, is one of the most popular mobile MMORPGsin the world with over 5 million registered users. Lakoo is fundedby Sequoia Capital.Related JobsSenior Game Designer – UE4 – AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesProgrammer – REMOTE – work with industry veterans! North West Amiqus GamesJunior Video Editor – GLOBAL publisher United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games Erin Fan, TriplePoint for [email protected] employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Daily Update and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesEA leans on Apex Legends and live services in fourth quarterQ4 and full year revenues close to flat and profits take a tumble, but publisher’s bookings still up double-digitsBy Brendan Sinclair 6 hours agoEA Play Live set for July 22Formerly E3-adjacent event moves to take place a month and half after the ESA’s showBy Jeffrey Rousseau 8 hours agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.
Pembroke Pines Police Department(MIAMI) — A South Florida police officer recently displayed his musical prowess while responding to a 911 call of an elderly man who had suffered from a bad fall.The Pembroke Pines Police officer of six years, who requested to be identified as only Officer Hernandez, told ABC News he sat down at the piano for the man’s overwhelmed daughter.Hernandez, 30, was participating in a community patrol in Spring Valley last month when he heard a 911 call come in over the radio. Once he got to the home, he discovered that not only had the man in his 90s fallen, but his health was “doing really bad” in general, he said.“I guess that’s why I did the whole piano thing,” Hernandez said, adding that he could tell the man’s daughter, who is in her 60s, was “struggling with her elderly parents.”Hernandez then pointed to the white baby grand piano in the family’s home, asking if they would mind if he played.“And we started jamming out” to songs like Survivor’s “Eye of the Tiger,” Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin’” as well as some classical and jazz music for about 10 minutes, Hernandez said. A firefighter on the scene recorded a video as others in the room sang along.And it turns out, Hernandez’s method to calm the situation worked. Shortly after he started playing, the couple’s daughter, who the piano belongs to, then stood to Hernandez’s right and accompanied him with some duet work, he said.Hernandez, who is the lead pianist at his church, began playing around the age of 6, he said. The Miami Lakes resident is self-taught and also plays the guitar and drums.Depending on the type of call, he’ll often ask permission to play when spotting musical instruments around a home, he said.“It usually makes people feel better,” Hernandez said. “They see a police officer in uniform perform something cool, they get all excited.”At home, Hernandez plays a 7-foot black grand Kimball piano, a present he bought himself after working 72 hours straight during Hurricane Irma in 2017.“As soon as the whole relief effort ended, I went ahead and purchased that piano,” he said.While Hernandez has not paid much attention to the praise he’s getting on social media after the police department posted the video to its Facebook page, he said he’s happy the video is promoting law enforcement in a positive light.“It definitely helps that people have a better view of our purpose,” he said. “…We’re human. We have talents. We have family. We’re just like everyone else, but doing a job that no one likes to do.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
mbbirdy/iStockBy LAUREN LANTRY, ABC News(NEW YORK) — Nineteen years ago Friday, nearly 3,000 American lives were lost when planes were hijacked and flown into the World Trade Center in New York, the Pentagon just outside Washington, D.C., and into a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.But as the U.S. commemorates that day of infamy, it is simultaneously grappling with the coronavirus.About 191,000 lives have been lost in the United States so far — some 60 times more than on 9/11.Due to the pandemic, ceremonies that normally take place to commemorate this tragic day are starkly different this year.In New York City, families of the victims of 9/11 and survivors have still been invited to the site of where their loved ones died, but they have been required to wear masks.In prior years, names of those who died have been read aloud by family members and friends in the plaza. But this year, according to the National September 11 Memorial & Museum, the reading of those names has been pre-recorded to be played out on speakers.Members of the general public have been discouraged to attend and pay tribute.The Pentagon is holding a ceremony at which Secretary of Defense Marker Esper and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley will both give remarks. But the audience will consist solely of Defense Department senior staff and officials. Family members of those who lost their lives will be allowed to visit later in the day but will not be in the audience for the ceremony.On Capitol Hill, House members, wearing masks, gathered for a moment of silence on the East Front Steps of the U.S. Capitol at 8:46 a.m. and then sang a verse of “God Bless America” as they memorably did the evening of the attacks.Both former Vice President and Democratic nominee Joe Biden and President Donald Trump were attending private ceremonies at Shanksville.As of Sept 1., 2020, 1,642 of the 2,753 victims of the attack on the World Trade Center have been positively identified, according to the NYC Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. Nineteen years since the attacks, a total of 1,111 victims have not been positively identified.More than 1,400 Sept. 11 survivors and responders have contracted the coronavirus so far, according to data from the World Trade Center Health Program.Due to their compromised immune systems from surviving Sept. 11, especially their ailing respiratory symptoms, many have fallen ill. As of Aug. 21, at least 191 have been hospitalized and 44 have died.John Feal, a former construction worker who has suffered long-term health damage from working at Ground Zero after 9/11, told ABC News that he remembers the nation’s unity after the attacks.“If we were to bottle Sept. 12 and we learned to live like everyone did that day, the pandemic would go away a lot faster,” Feal said.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.