10 months agoMolde insist Man Utd must re-negotiate if they want to keep Solskjaer

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Molde insist Man Utd must re-negotiate if they want to keep Solskjaerby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveMolde insist Manchester United would have to return to the negotiating table if they want manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.Molde’s pre-season starts on Monday and they have already allowed Solskjaer to miss the opening months of the campaign. Molde managing director Oystein Neerland said: “The deal is until May 12. That is our Plan A and our Plan B. We have no Plan C.”United are interested in Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino, but Solskjaer’s bright start has put him into the reckoning. Neerland said: “We have only spoken with United about this period January to May. Nothing else. I’m staying with this plan.’ Neerland then grinned: “I think Ole will be back in May. I think.” last_img read more

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9 days agoLiverpool to listen to offers for Herbie Kane

first_imgLiverpool to listen to offers for Herbie Kaneby Paul Vegas9 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool will listen to offers for Herbie Kane in January.Although the 20-year-old is highly-rated at Anfield, the club feel as though he won’t be able to crack into Jurgen Klopp’s first team.Football Insider says Rangers, Swansea and Hull City are all interested in the central midfielder.Kane excelled on loan last season at Doncaster Rovers. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

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Kirby Smart Responds To Jim Harbaugh’s “Barking Up The Wrong Tree” Tweet

first_imgA closeup of Kirby Smart in Georgia Bulldogs apparel.AUBURN, AL – NOVEMBER 11: Head coach Kirby Smart of the Georgia Bulldogs walks the field prior to facing the Auburn Tigers at Jordan Hare Stadium on November 11, 2017 in Auburn, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) kirby smart georgiaTwitter/@KirbySmartUGAAt this rate, Jim Harbaugh’s ongoing war of words with half of the college football world may last until next season. It looks like he’ll have to find another new sparring partner, however. Georgia’s Kirby Smart was critical of Michigan’s upcoming trip to IMG Academy, saying that he believes the NCAA will have to step in to stop it. That earned him a tweet from Harbaugh, who said that he was “barking up the wrong tree” with any assertion that Michigan is trying to break NCAA rules.And that is enough for Smart. When asked about Harbaugh’s response, he chose not to feed things any more. From Macon.com:“No reaction,” Smart said following an hour-long speech he gave at the Minority Coaches Association of Georgia’s football coaches conference. “To be honest with you, I’m focused on what we can do at the University of Georgia to get better. That’s the most important thing to me, getting better there.”That’s no fun, Kirby. Luckily, odds are Harbaugh will find someone else to get into it with soon enough. He’s very good at that.[Macon.com]last_img read more

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India Step Closer to Using LNG to Fuel Barges

first_imgzoom The Haldia Dock Complex, under India’s Kolkata Port Trust, revealed plans to set up LNG storage facilities near the Haldia Oil Jetty No. 1 as it designated some 10 acres of land for a period of 30 years for the project in light of the country’s efforts to introduce the use of LNG as fuel for barges.Namely, the move comes on the back of the Ministry of Shipping’s intent to reduce logistics cost and achieve the COP21 targets on cutting down pollution. Use of LNG as fuel for barges is expected to save around 20 percent on fuel, according to the ministry. Carbon Dioxide emissions are likely to get reduced by 20-25 percent and nitrogen/sulphur oxide emissions by 90 per cent.The efforts to introduce LNG as barge fuel is part of the overall efforts to promote transport on inland waterways and coastal shipping.The LNG storage project, which would also include laying pipelines and installing unloading arms through tender cum auction, will be undertaken on land lease model by granting lease of land by middle of December, 2016.LNG facilities are expected to be developed within 24 months from date of allotment of land.last_img read more

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Dining of the future vegan restaurant boom fuelled by meat eaters

first_imgFoodies say Canada is in the midst of a renaissance in plant-based dining as vegan restaurants sprout up across the country and traditional establishments update their menus to make them more animal-friendly.But restaurateurs say the proliferation of options is being driven not by observant vegans, but by dabbling omnivores looking for appealing meat-free fare.“I think we’re living in kind of a boom of veganism,” said Eva Lampert, director of vegan operations at the 5700 Inc., an events and hospitality company. “People are more curious about it, and thankfully, that has meant there’s more demand for it.”Lampert is part of the team pushing to rebrand a stretch of the Parkdale neighbourhood in Toronto’s west end as “Vegandale,” which she describes as a “little mecca” of vegan businesses that will help redefine plant-based dining as far more than just “rabbit food.”Vegans go beyond vegetarians in banning meat from their plates, also abstaining from animal products including eggs, dairy and honey.The 5700 Inc. co-owns Doomie’s Toronto and Mythology Diner, side-by-side restaurants that serve veganized comfort classics made by two different chefs. Across the street is the company’s vegan retail boutique The Imperative.Mythology’s menu includes faux Reuben sandwiches, eggs Benedict, and polenta poutine, while Doomie’s serves imitation chicken sandwiches and mac ‘n’ cheese balls. Soy, wheat and vegetables are used as substitutes for meat and dairy.By the end of the year, Lampert said “Vegandale” plans to expand to six storefronts from three, with restaurants offering a range of cuisines and price points including diner fare, desserts and meat-free fast food.“With our business model, we’re looking to get the non-vegans in first and foremost,” she said. “We’re really looking to bring in the skeptics and the people who are unsure of vegan food so they can kind of have that ‘aha’ moment and realize a lot of the things they already are enjoying are vegan.”At the soon-to-be-opened Rosalinda in Toronto’s financial district, co-owners Max Rimaldi and Jamie Cook set out to create a Mexican vegan restaurant that could compete with any steakhouse in the city’s cutthroat dining scene.“We take care of all the elements that are required for a good restaurant, period,” Rimaldi said. “It just happens to be vegan.”More than a decade in the making, Rosalinda was borne out of what Rimaldi and Cook, who eat a largely plant-based diet, had perceived to be a sparse and uninspired vegan dining scene.The partners behind the Pizzeria Libretto chain teamed up with restaurateur Grant van Gameren, whose portfolio of meat-heavy establishments earned him a reputation as Toronto’s “charcuterie king,” said Rimaldi.While perhaps an unlikely partner, Rimaldi said van Gameren’s palate-pushing culinary approach was key to designing an eclecticmenu that appeals to the meat-eating masses, not just “granola-eating people.”“The people who come into the restaurant and say, ‘I typically eat at … a meat-based restaurant, and I love coming here because I don’t miss the meat,’ that’s going to be the biggest compliment we can hear.”In Ottawa, there are more than 232 vegan-friendly restaurants and cafes, up from 186 last year, according to Ethical Tree, an online directory that tracks socially-conscious businesses in a few Ontario cities.Co-founder Frank Ferris, who consults with businesses about targeting ethically minded consumers, said as plant-based diets become more popular, particularly among young people, non-vegan restaurants are adding animal-friendly options in a bid to regain market share.He pointed to a recent study conducted by a Dalhousie University professor that showed more than seven per cent of Canadians consider themselves vegetarians, and 2.3 per cent identify as vegan. The survey also suggested people younger than 35 were three times more likely to consider themselves vegetarians or vegans than people 49 or older.Ferris said diners with diet restrictions can have disproportionate sway in group decisions about eating out, so for every vegan customer a restaurant can accommodate, the returns are often multiplied by all their omnivorous friends.“These are deeply held beliefs,” said Ferris. “If a customer goes into your store or restaurant because they’re vegan … and you cater to that ethical preference, then they’re likely to stay loyal.”Andrew Infantino, marketing director of Montreal-based Copper Branch, said his fast-casual franchise sees ethical concerns about the environment and animal welfare as “secondary benefits” of its vegan menu, instead emphasizing how plant-based “power foods” can contribute to a healthy lifestyle.With 17 locations in Ontario and Quebec, Copper Branch is on track to add eight more locations by the end of the year, Infantino said, and next year expects to double the size of its empire to 50 restaurants in other provinces.Infantino said plant-based diets have emerged as “the new cool,” attracting endorsements from celebrities and athletes including Canadian figure skater Meagan Duhamel, who partnered with Copper Branch to talk about how her vegan diet fuelled her training for this year’s Olympics.“There are so many benefits that I don’t see how a movement like this can just be a fad,” he said. “I hope it’s the dining of the future.”last_img read more

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Canada Post Group reports 2017 profit up as parcel business swells

first_imgOTTAWA – The Canada Post Group of Companies reported a profit of $144 million for 2017, up from $81 million in 2016, as its parcel business grew amid the popularity of online shopping.The improved profit at the company which includes Canada Post, Purolator and SCI Group came as revenue from operations totalled nearly $8.23 billion last year, up from $7.88 billion in 2016.Canada Post has seen its parcels business grow significantly as shoppers opt for online retailers, offsetting a decline in the company’s traditional transaction mail business.The Canada Post segment earned $57 million, up from $46 million in the previous year.Parcels revenue at Canada Post increased to $2.13 billion, up from $1.74 billion, while transaction mail revenue fell to $2.91 billion compared with $3.04 billion a year earlier. Direct marketing revenue edged down to $1.12 billion compared with nearly $1.14 billion in 2016.Meanwhile, the company’s Purolator business earned $88 million in 2017, up from $48 million, while its SCI Group logistics arm earned $15 million, the same as in 2016.last_img read more

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Oilsands target MEG formally rejects Husky Energys 33billion takeover bid

first_imgCALGARY – MEG Energy Corp. says its board is unanimously recommending that shareholders reject Husky Energy Inc.’s $3.3-billion hostile takeover offer made on Oct. 2.In a news release, the Calgary-based oilsands company says the offer “significantly undervalues” its shares and is not in the best interests of the company.Husky is offering a combination of cash or shares worth $11 for each MEG share. The maximum cash available under the deal is capped at $1 billion and the maximum number of shares limited to 107 million.Husky values the transaction at $6.4 billion, including the assumption of $3.1 billion in debt.MEG chairman Jeffrey McCaig says Husky’s offer doesn’t recognize the value of MEG’s assets, technology, expertise and business prospects, noting that MEG is at an “inflection point” with a low-risk business plan that will generate significant free cash flow starting in 2019.Husky says it took its proposal directly to shareholders because MEG’s board wouldn’t discuss it. It says its offer is open until Jan. 16.In its news release, MEG says it is producing 100,000 barrels per day of bitumen and has spent substantially all the capital required to increase production to 113,000 bpd by 2020.last_img read more

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Car thefts on rise in Canada as thieves target trucks SUVs insurance

first_imgTORONTO — A new report says choosy car thieves are setting their sights on Ford trucks and high-end SUVs as the number of automotive thefts continues to rise across the country.The Insurance Bureau of Canada says in its annual list of the most frequently stolen vehicles that the Ford F-Series trucks are again topping the list.Henry Tso, the board’s vice-president of investigative services, says thieves in Ontario and Alberta are going after trucks, while in Atlantic Canada the Nissan Maxima is stolen most often along with the Chevy Silverado and Jeep Liberty.New Brunswick saw the sharpest rise in thefts with a 28 per cent jump, with Ontario seeing a 15 per cent increase.Nationally, police reported close to 85,000 thefts in 2017 — a six per cent increase over 2016.The board says New Year’s Day is the most common time for vehicles to be stolen since they are often loaded with gifts. But, it says vehicles are often smuggled outside the country, sold to unsuspecting consumers, scrapped for parts or used to commit another crime with organized crime rings usually involved.The Criminal Intelligence Service of Canada says crime groups involved in auto thefts operate primarily out of Montreal and Toronto.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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Delhi HC seeks UPSC Hry stands on plea against appointment of Yadava

first_imgNew Delhi: The Delhi High Court Thursday sought stands of the UPSC and Haryana government on a plea against the appointment of state’s police chief Manoj Yadava, claiming the Supreme Court’s directions on selection and appointment of DGPs were “not being followed”.Justice Suresh Kait also issued notice to Yadava, asking him to file his reply on the petition and listed the matter for further hearing on July 11. The court was hearing a petition by IPS officer Prabhat Ranjan Deo seeking quashing of the recommendation and empanelment of Yadava by the Union Public Service Commission and his appointment as Haryana director general of police by the state government’s February 18 order. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’During the hearing, the counsel representing UPSC argued that Deo has chosen a wrong forum. Instead of the high court, he should have approached the Central Administrative Tribunal which has jurisdiction on all-India service matters, he added. Deo’s counsel Ajit Kumar Sinha and Ashwarya Sinha opposed the UPSC argument, contending that the high court has the jurisdiction over the matter as Yadava was not discharging any duty for the Union of India but was doing it for the state. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KThey said Deo was not even considered for promotion to the post even though he has a “blemishless record of over 30 years of service”. The counsel said despite being the senior most and fully eligible, Deo was superseded and not even considered by the UPSC for empanelment for the DGP post. The Haryana government’s counsel produced a letter written by the state’s Home Department to the UPSC regarding eligibility criteria and completion of 30 years of service for empanelment of officers for the post of DGP. The letter stated that Yadava is an IPS officer of the 1988 batch as he was selected for the IPS on the basis of the 1987 civil services examination. He joined the IPS on August 21, 1989, but in view of a 1991 judgement of the Supreme Court he was assigned by the Ministry of Home Affairs August 1988 as the deemed date of joining the service. It said on the basis of this judgement, the MHA had deemed Yadava and 20 similarly-placed IPS officers as having joined the service from 1988, categorising them as “exempted probationers’ and according their seniority since then. The counsel for the MHA told the court that in the petition, no relief was sought against the Centre and it was not required to file any reply. The petition by IPS officer Deo has also sought a stay on appointment of Yadava as the state’s DGP. “The senior most and reputed officer such as the petitioner (Deo) will be forced to w New Delhi, Apr 11 (PTI) The Delhi High Court Thursday sought stands of the UPSC and Haryana government on a plea against the appointment of state’s police chief Manoj Yadava, claiming the Supreme Court’s directions on selection and appointment of DGPs were “not being followed”. Justice Suresh Kait also issued notice to Yadava, asking him to file his reply on the petition and listed the matter for further hearing on July 11. The court was hearing a petition by IPS officer Prabhat Ranjan Deo seeking quashing of the recommendation and empanelment of Yadava by the Union Public Service Commission and his appointment as Haryana director general of police by the state government’s February 18 order.last_img read more

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Modi calls Lanka Prez PM offers Indias help

first_imgNew Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi called up the president and the premier of Sri Lanka and conveyed condolences over the loss of over lives in terrorist attacks in the island nation on Sunday. During his conversations with Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, Modi condemned the serial terrorist attacks in the strongest terms, perpetrated at sites including religious places and during a religious festival, according to a statement from the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO). Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c detailsDescribing the attacks as “cold-blooded and pre-planned barbaric acts”, Modi said these attacks were another grim reminder of the most serious challenge posed to the entire humanity by terrorism in our region and the entire world. The Prime Minister renewed the offer of all possible help and assistance to Sri Lanka for ensuring its security against the challenges such as those posed by terrorism, the PMO statement said. He also wished the injured speedy recovery and offered any required assistance for their treatment. “Strongly condemn the horrific blasts in Sri Lanka. There is no place for such barbarism in our region,” he tweeted. “My thoughts are with the bereaved families and prayers with the injured,” Modi said.last_img read more

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