first_imgA closeup of the back of a Notre Dame Fighting Irish helmet.SOUTH BEND, IN – OCTOBER 30: A player for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish wears a decal on his helmut honoring Declan Sullivan, a student who was killed while videotaping a Notre Dame practice in high winds this past week, before a game against the Tulsa Golden Hurricane at Notre Dame Stadium on October 30, 2010 in South Bend, Indiana. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are locked in a heated battle with Clemson in the Cotton Bowl Classic. But before the game, one Notre Dame fan got to experience something amazing (and possibly terrifying) that had nothing to do with the game.During the national anthem at AT&T Stadium, a bald eagle was released into the stadium. But the eagle had to land somewhere, and chose the shoulder of a surprised Notre Dame fan in the crowd.Video footage of the incredible moment quickly flooded the internet.You can see one of the best angles from this video, from Sports Illustrated.You can see the Notre Dame fan trying to avoid touching the eagle, either to keep from getting sliced up by its talons or to avoid injuring the bird.As for the Notre Dame football team, the Fighting Irish started well-enough against the reigning ACC champions.After Clemson scored a field goal early in the first quarter, Brian Kelly’s team answered with a field goal of their own.The teams are tied 3-3 at 4:26 in the first quarter.Stay tuned.last_img read more

first_imgTOBIQUE, N.B. – A resident of a New Brunswick First Nation is crediting the strength of several band members for saving his 12-year-old son as they struggled to exit their burning home.Daniel Saulis said he was struggling to maintain consciousness before several young men in their 20s broke the window of his burning Tobique First Nation home early Sunday and hauled he and his son Hunter out.“If it wasn’t for them, I don’t think we would have got out,” he said Wednesday.Saulis said a porch fire had spread into the kitchen, and the doors out of the house wouldn’t open or were blocked by heat, so they retreated into a bedroom and attempted to open a window.He and Hunter heard people outside asking if they needed help, and he told them they did.The heat made breathing difficult, and he couldn’t lift his heavy-set son out of the window on his own, he said.“I couldn’t have got Hunter out, he’s too heavy. I wouldn’t have been able to get him out alone,” said Saulis, who is a wood harvester.He said two or three of the men broke the window and then lifted them out, sheltering them in a vehicle and bringing them to a hospital for smoke inhalation treatment.Saulis said that the men were coming back from a dance and saw the flames coming from the home.He said that Houston Bear, one of the men who rescued them, used his arm strength to lift Hunter — who the father says weighs over 90 kilograms.“Houston is a big boy. He had ahold of Hunter’s arms and he wouldn’t let go for nothing,” said Saulis.last_img read more

first_imgThe Giving Back Fund’s Sports and Entertainment Philanthropy Summit will take place on July 25 in Los Angeles.Sports and Entertainment Philanthropy SummitThe Summit is a day long, classroom style retreat for staff and managers of foundations large and small. Through speakers and interactive panels you’ll learn cutting edge information, techniques and tips for growing your established nonprofit or getting your new organization off the ground. Plus, built in networking breaks give you an opportunity to create lasting connections with other nonprofit leaders and the event speakers.The speakers include:Carol Cone – On Purpose, CEODr. Richard Lapchick – UCF DeVos Sports Business Management, Program ChairJon Duschinsky – The Conversation Farm, FounderJay Samit – SeaChange International, CEOSpeakers from industry leading organizations will be covering: • How to use Social Media to support your cause and grow your organization • New Fundraising techniques and tactics that you should be using • Regulations and Compliance issues for nonprofits you need to know • New marketing concepts and approaches for any size budget • Innovation in the nonprofit world and what it means for your organization • How crowdfunding can change the way you fundraise. • Getting celebrity participation for your cause and raising public awareness • And MORE!To find out more about the event, click here.last_img read more

first_imgSome of the most active companies traded Tuesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (15,216.47, down 25.41 points)Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Health care. Down 16 cents, or 1.41 per cent, to $11.15 on 7.3 million shares.Eldorado Gold Corp. (TSX:ELD). Miner. Down eight cents, or 5.44 per cent, to $1.39 on 6.6 million shares.First Quantum Minerals Ltd. (TSX:FM). Miner. Up $1.45, or 7.73 per cent, to $20.22 on 6.5 million shares.Cenovus Energy Inc. (TSX:CVE). Oil and gas. Down 23 cents, or 2.37 per cent, to $9.49 on 5.8 million shares.Manulife Financial Corp. (TSX:MFC). Financial Services. Down 13 cents, or 0.52 per cent, to $24.70 on 4.7 million shares.Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Aerospace, rail equipment. Down three cents, or 0.93 per cent, to $3.19 on 4.6 million shares.last_img read more

OTTAWA — The Canadian Real Estate Association says last month was the weakest January for residential sales since 2015, with the number of transactions down four per cent nationally from last year.The association says about 23,968 properties were sold through the Multiple Listing Service in January, down from 24,977 a year earlier.CREA says the national average price for all types of residential properties sold in January was $455,000, down 5.5 per cent from the same month in 2018 — the biggest year-over-year decline for a month since May 2018.The MLS house price index — which adjusts for differing property types — was up 0.8 per cent year-over-year, the smallest increase since June 2018.In the Greater Vancouver area, price index was down about 4.5 per cent year-over-year but up 4.2 per cent in Victoria and up 9.3 per cent from a year ago elsewhere on Vancouver Island.The index for the Greater Toronto Area was up 2.7 per cent and up 6.3 per cent for the Greater Montreal area, but down in Regina (minus 3.8 per cent), Saskatoon (minus 2.0), Calgary (minus 3.9), and Edmonton (minus 2.9)  The Canadian Press read more

14 June 2011The head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has welcomed the $360 million fund launched by Haiti’s new President to ensure the most disadvantaged children in the country can go to school. The National Fund for Education (FNE), announced two weeks ago by President Michel Martelly is the biggest fund of its kind ever envisaged for out-of-school children in the impoverished Caribbean nation. Haiti’s education system was devastated by the earthquake in January 2010, according to UNESCO, which adds that even before the disaster only one in five children had access to a public school. A large segment of the population was deprived of education because parents lacked the financial resources to pay the registration fee.“Haiti needs sustainable investments in education to give Haitians the means to rebuild their country,” UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova said, commending Mr. Martelly on his initiative. The fund is a multi-sectoral consortium which groups the Haitian Government, the private sector, international financial institutions and non-governmental organizations (NGOs). It is chiefly composed of a five-cent deduction on incoming international phone calls and $1.50 on international money transfers. The resources identified so far should allow around 350,000 children to go to school in the first year, according to UNESCO, and a total of 1.9 million children are expected to benefit overall. “This fund is a clear example of innovative financing to reach the Education for All goals, involving the State, private companies, NGOs and the international community,” said Ms. Bokova.The Education for All goals were agreed to by more than 160 countries at the World Education Forum in 2000 in Dakar, Senegal, with the aim of achieving 100 per cent child enrolment in primary schools by 2015. read more

India has boosted its maritime security and is checking all Indian fishing boats returning to the shore in the wake of fears that militants may attempt to enter India through Sri Lanka.Sri Lanka’s military had already on Wednesday denied reports that Pakistan militants may use Jaffna to enter India and launch attacks. However the Times of India reported today that the Indian Navy and Coast Guard stopped fishing boats returning to the shore in Southern India yesterday and they were thoroughly combed by the naval and coast guard personnel. Fisheries department sources in Rameswaram also said that the navy is screening all the documentation of the boats and the details about the fishermen. “They are carrying out thorough inspection but we don’t know the exact reason behind it,” an official said.Coast guard sources in Mandapam station said the inspection used to be carried out randomly but it was done as a thorough screening on Thursday. Coast guard vessels are also combing the sea round-the-clock. Coast Guard commandant, Mandapam, H Harish More said that they are carrying out the patrol round-the-clock and they are fully prepared. “We are carrying out tight patrol in the sea as usual,” he said. The identity cards of the fishermen were also screened by them, he said. “We believe the search was carried out after the threat and the patrolling by Coast Guard was also intensified at International Maritime Boundary (IMBL),” he said.According to the fishermen, the navy owns four to five fishing vessels taken on rental basis through which they take provisions and water to their bigger vessels in mid-sea. Those fishing vessels intercepted the fishermen as they were approaching the shore in the morning and the inspection was carried out, they claimed. B Jesuraja, district secretary of Tamil Nadu Mechanised Boat Fishermen Association stated that all the boats were checked by the navy and they also checked the documents, fishing tokens issued by the fisheries department. read more

The survey, “Speaking Out! Voices of Children and Adolescents in East Asia and the Pacific,” asked questions of approximately 10,000 children and adolescents 9 to 17 years of age in 17 countries and territories, representing some 300 million young people in that age group. According to UNICEF, the survey is believed to be the largest and most comprehensive hearing of the views of young people ever carried out in the region.The findings revealed that about 80 per cent of respondents believed their lives would be better than those of their parents, while some 74 per cent thought life in their communities would be better in the future than it is now. Asked about their level of knowledge on HIV/AIDS, 60 per cent of 9 to 13 year-olds and 25 per cent in the 14-17 age group said they knew “absolutely nothing” or “only the name.” In addition, 70 per cent of children in the younger group said they were ignorant about sexual relations; for the older group that figure was 35 per cent. The number of 14 to 17-year-olds who said they lacked even basic knowledge about HIV/AIDS translates into 33 million across the region, according to UNICEF.Other questions related to HIV/AIDS were asked only of the older age group. Sixty-eight per cent of the respondents correctly identify unprotected sexual intercourse as a major route of HIV/AIDS transmission, but only 41 percent say they knew what a condom was.”The results of this survey should serve as a wake up call to the governments and societies in this region on how much more needs to be done to educate young people, especially about HIV and AIDS,” said Mehr Khan, Regional Director of UNICEF’s East Asia and Pacific Regional Office. “AIDS knows no borders and no country can consider itself immune. If this region is to avoid the fate of sub-Saharan Africa, where the spread of the epidemic has been truly catastrophic, we need decisive and urgent action.”The survey was carried out in Australia, Cambodia, China, East Timor, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Macao, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, the Republic of Korea, Singapore, Thailand and Viet Nam. read more

Former NBA and TV star Lamar Odom fighting for his life after being found in a Nevada brothel by Greg Beacham And Sally Ho, The Associated Press Posted Oct 14, 2015 9:51 am MDT Last Updated Oct 14, 2015 at 7:20 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email FILE – In this Jan. 30, 2013, file photo, Los Angeles Clippers’ Lamar Odom reacts as he falls out of bounds in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Minnesota Timberwolves in Minneapolis. Odom, the former NBA star and reality TV personality embraced by teammates and fans alike for his humble approach to fame, was hospitalized and his estranged wife Khloe Kardashian is by his side, after being found unresponsive in a Nevada brothel where he had been staying for days. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File) LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Odom didn’t last long at the glittering intersection of championship success and Hollywood celebrity.Cut loose by his beloved Los Angeles Lakers, followed everywhere by reality television crews, the humble kid from Queens who married into the Kardashian clan saw his life spiral out of control, and so did everyone else.Khloe Kardashian tried to hide his addictions, then told the world she couldn’t save him. The two-time NBA champion landed on Skid Row, a regular tabloid target.Then he seemed to drop out altogether before he was found unresponsive in a brothel and hospitalized, bringing his estranged wife, his former teammates and the world’s attention back to his side Wednesday.Hospital authorities would not comment on the condition of the 35-year-old former NBA forward, but the Rev. Jesse Jackson was among his visitors Wednesday. Jackson said Odom was on life support and improving.“Apparently from what the doctor said, he was much better off today than yesterday. He at least has some responsiveness now,” Jackson said. “He’s got tubes in him now, but we felt inspired by his presence.”Jackson added: “We’re just holding hands and hoping he can bounce back.”Odom, who was embraced by teammates and television fans alike for his Everyman approach to fame, was found face-down and alone Tuesday after spending four days at the Love Ranch, a legal Nevada brothel.Odom started “throwing up all kinds of stuff” after a 911 operator told them to turn him on his side, Love Ranch owner Dennis Hof told The Associated Press in a phone interview. Odom had “spent time socializing with some of my girls,” but wasn’t seen taking any illegal drugs, Hof said.In a recording of a 911 call, brothel spokesman Richard Hunter said Odom was breathing but in a “deep sleep” when he was found, and had fluid coming from his nose and mouth.“He sounds like he’s snoring a little bit. But he is breathing consistently,” Hunter said.Odom told brothel employees he did cocaine Saturday before arriving at the Love Ranch, Hunter told the AP. He also had taken up to 10 tabs of an over-the-counter sexual performance enhancer over the past few days, Nye County Sheriff Sharon Wehrly said at a news conference.Sheriff’s Detective Michael Eisenloffel described the enhancers as supplements and said Odom bought them at the brothel.With a search warrant, authorities took a blood sample from Odom early Wednesday to determine exactly what was in his system. The results could take weeks, Eisenloffel said.Odom spent most of his 14-year NBA career in Los Angeles with the Lakers and Clippers, becoming a fan favourite before he sought even more fame with the Kardashians.His one-month courtship of Khloe before their huge 2009 wedding was taped for the E! network, and Odom appeared on nearly two dozen episodes of “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” as well as other family spinoffs, including his own “Khloe & Lamar” show in 2011 and 2012.Khloe Kardashian called him “Lam-Lam” and worried openly about him on the show. Even after they split up in 2013, cameras recorded her calling him and checking on his welfare.People always seemed to root for Odom, whose prematurely weathered face wore the impact of his personal tragedies in a friendly way. And news of his hospitalization brought an outpouring of dismay and encouragement from his friends and family.Kobe Bryant joined Kardashian and some of Odom’s childhood friends at his bedside after a Tuesday night Lakers game in Las Vegas.“Lamar Odom is one of the greatest people I’ve ever known,” said Derek Fisher, the New York Knicks coach and Odom’s longtime teammate with the Lakers. “I don’t view him through the prism of choices that he’s made … I’m obviously hoping that he can pull through this, and that in some fortunate way this becomes the beginning of a different ending.”Even his estranged father, Joe Odom, was there at the hospital, according to his grandmother, Florence Odom, who told the AP Wednesday that Lamar was “in God’s hands.”Authorities were called to the brothel in Crystal, Nevada, about 3:15 p.m. Tuesday. The 6-foot-10 Odom was too tall for an available helicopter, so he was driven by ambulance to Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center in Las Vegas.Hof told the AP that his staff had picked up Odom from a home in Las Vegas on Saturday, and he seemed “happy, he was sleeping every night.”“He largely kept to himself, and at no time did he engage in any drug use in the presence of anyone in the house. He did drink alcohol from our bar, and was taking some herbal sexual enhancement capsules,” Hof’s statement said.Odom emerged as one of the most promising basketball talents of his generation after a difficult childhood in Queens, where his mother died of cancer when he was 12 and his estranged father was addicted to heroin. Drugs and crime were rampant in his South Jamaica neighbourhood, and he never forgot where he came from, writing tributes to his mother and grandmother on his sneakers before games.Tall enough to play centre and skilled enough to be a playmaking guard, the rangy kid with a beautiful shot and exceptional ball-handling skills drew comparisons to Magic Johnson when he played on a travelling youth team alongside Ron Artest, his future Lakers teammate.Despite an abbreviated college career marked by scandal and an arrest in Las Vegas, Odom’s talent was so coveted that he was picked fourth in the 1999 NBA draft by the moribund Clippers. Suddenly, he was “living like a 19-year-old rock star,” he said.Soon after, he was suspended for smoking marijuana.Odom had two children during those years, Destiny and Lamar Jr., with an ex-girlfriend, Liza Morales. The 2006 crib death of another infant son, Jayden, attributed to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, prompted Odom to consider quitting basketball. He played the next season displaying a T-shirt bearing his son’s photo in his locker.Odom loved wearing purple and gold, and his selfless play won him the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year award in 2011. He won a second straight NBA title in 2010 while playing alongside Artest, now known as Metta World Peace.But his basketball career faded as his life became a spectacle. He was heartbroken in December 2011 when the Lakers attempted to trade him; he eventually landed in Dallas, where reality TV crews followed.“The year he got traded people wanted to say, ‘Oh, it’s because of the show.’ No one wanted to bring up the accomplishments he had when we were filming,” Khloe Kardashian told the AP in a May 2013 interview. “Lamar loves doing the show and he’s the one who wanted to do ‘Khloe & Lamar” more than I did.”Still, Odom’s behaviour increasingly worried family and friends. He pleaded no contest to drunk driving after an arrest in August 2013. Kardashian filed for divorce four months later and has been dating Houston Rockets star James Harden. The divorce has not yet received final approval from a judge.When cameras caught up with Odom on a sidewalk in August, he blamed the media for his downfall.“Y’all have discredited me, beat me down, took my confidence, took everything away from me. You will not do it again,” Odom told TMZ in an interview. “To everybody that I know and that supports me, I’m sorry but it’s just it. The dog has to bite back.”____Beacham reported from Los Angeles. Contributors include Associated Press writer Ken Ritter in Las Vegas, Andrew Dalton and Beth Harris in Los Angeles, and Alicia Rancilio in New York. read more

OSU junior forward Nick Schilkey (7) during a game against Minnesota on Feb. 12 at the Schottenstein Center. Credit: Evan Szymkowicz | Sports DirectorThe Ohio State men’s hockey team (8-16-2, 3-7-2) will want to put a disappointing weekend at home in the past as it gets set to travel to Penn State (18-8-4, 8-5-1) for the first time this season.The last time the two sides met was back on Jan. 23 in Columbus. That contest ended in a 5-1 Buckeye victory, and OSU will be looking for a repeat performance at the Pegula Ice Arena in State College, Pennsylvania.OSU coach Steve Rohlik said the team is looking to get off to a strong start this weekend to avoid the large deficits early on, which is what happened against Minnesota on Saturday.“If we’re determined and we play desperate, we’re a pretty good hockey team,” Rohlik said. “We just kind of ran out of time there on Saturday, but we put ourselves in a big hole against a team like (Minnesota), a 4-1 lead. It’s tough to come back even though all of us believed we could’ve.”Consistency countsThe Nittany Lions enter the series with a three-game unbeaten streak. The nation’s fifth-ranked offense scored five goals or more in two of those contests. Penn State’s last time out was a 2-2 tie against Michigan State, but eventually, it would grab the victory in the shootout.OSU senior defenseman and co-captain Craig Dalrymple said he isn’t stressing too much about any drastic changes to the game plan despite the Nittany Lions’ offense prowess.“We’re just going to keep to our game,” Dalrymple said. “We know they shoot the puck.” Because of that, OSU will try to keep Penn State’s offense outside of the area right next to the goal. Outside shots and those from the safe areas are the ones the Buckeyes are “OK with,” Dalrymple said. “We know shots are going to come, but we’ve just got to limit the Grade-A opportunities,” he said. Rohlik said he hopes to bring some uniformity to the Buckeyes’ play. The last five games have been a mixed bag for the Scarlet and Gray, with two wins and three losses, including Friday’s overtime defeat.“You guys can see it. We play good then all of a sudden, it’s like a turnover you just can’t explain, and it ends up being in the back of our net,” Rohlik said. “It’s some of the little things that end up costing us. If you could take back 50 seconds of a hockey game, all of a sudden that’s three goals.” On the other hand, an example of consistency is junior forward David Gust, who has 16 points over his current 15-game point streak. He currently leads the Buckeyes with 20 assists and 27 points this season.OSU forward Tommy Parran (6) tries to clear the puck in front of the Buckeyes’ goal in a game against Minnesota on Feb. 12 at the Schottenstein Center. Credit: Evan Szymkowicz | Sports DirectorPower play powersIt will be a battle of power play offense versus shorthanded defense in Happy Valley. The Nittany Lions currently lead the Big Ten in penalty kills with 46. Meanwhile, the Buckeyes are tied for second in the conference with 10 power play goals. The Nittany Lions are also dangerous offensively while shorthanded, leading the nation with 10 shorthanded goals. Gust currently leads the Buckeyes with 11 power play points, coming from two goals and nine assists. Fellow junior forward and co-captain Nick Schilkey leads OSU in power play scoring with five goals.Schilkey highlighted his disappointment with the lack of points gained from the Minnesota series, but he said he is looking forward to facing the Nittany Lions once again.“We’ve got to get back out there and get back to our game,” Schilkey said. “It’s frustrating to drop another two games to Minnesota. They’re a good team in our league, but we have another chance to play another good team in our league this weekend. We’re going to get back out there and get those points back.”The goals keep comingDespite their struggles on defense, the Buckeyes have still been scoring goals at a high rate. They have scored three goals or more in four of their last five games, which includes the 5-1 win against the Nittany Lions back in January.The Buckeye offense will have to challenge Penn State’s standout junior goaltender Eamon McAdam once again, who currently leads the conference with a .931 save percentage. Even with his solid play, the plans put in place to score goals stays the game, Schilkey said. “You’ve got to get shots on them, work them down low,” he said. “Get them moving side to side. Just like any other goalie.”The puck is set to drop at the Pegula Ice Arena at 6:30 p.m. on Friday and again on Saturday at 3 p.m. read more

You’re reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the telling numbers tucked inside the news.2-1The semifinal game between England and Japan ended in heartbreak for Britons, with an own-goal in stoppage time ending the Lionesses’ run. [ESPN FC] 600 feetComet 67P, where the European Space Agency sent the Rosetta probe and harpooned a lander, is littered with massive sinkholes 600 feet deep. I’m pretty sure this renders the “drillers have to become astronauts to dig 800 feet into an asteroid” plot of “Armageddon” effectively moot. Finally, science standing up to a Michael Bay movie. [The Los Angeles Times]$45 millionThe campaign of Hillary Clinton raised about $45 million since its launch, which is a stack of dough the size of an incumbent president’s. At press time, Iowa local TV news station owners were presumably checking if a shiny new Doppler radar is eligible for Amazon Prime. [ABC News]$935 millionOne side effect of all those comic book movies we keep seeing is that comic book sales are bananas again. Last year they hit mid-1990s sales levels, after adjusting for inflation. About $835 million came from physical sales of comic books and graphic novels and another $100 million from digital sales. [Comichron]$1.9 billionPuerto Rico paid the $1.9 billion debt service payment it owed Wednesday, averting a deeper fiscal crisis in the U.S. territory that owes $73 billion total. [CNBC] 5.3 percent“Magic Mike XXL” is out in theaters, and you should see it both because Channing Tatum has abs that can probably open jars, and because “Magic Mike” was actually a pretty accurate look into a crucial sector of the American economy. The strip club industry derives 5.3 percent of its revenue from women. [FiveThirtyEight]44 yearsSonia Manzano has played Maria on Sesame Street for 44 years, but that tenure is coming to an end. She announced that she’s going to retire from the beloved children’s television program after this season. [The AV Club] 250 studentsSweet Briar University, a private all-women’s college in Virginia, was saved from closing after a dedicated alumni campaign. Still, the premature closing announcement meant that only 250 students will be returning to campus this fall, down from 561 students last year. [Bloomberg] Saturday is Independence Day in the U.S. and tomorrow is a company holiday, so we’re off and you’re without a newsletter. Have a good holiday weekend everybody, be cool around the fireworks and don’t do anything too stupid. See you on Monday. If you haven’t already, you really need to sign up for the Significant Digits newsletter — be the first to learn about the numbers behind the news. 54 yearsThe U.S. is going to have an embassy in Cuba again, and vice versa, after 54 years of no diplomatic ties. [USA Today]67 percent It’s the United States versus Japan in the final of the FIFA Women’s World Cup this Sunday. According to our model, the United States is favored to win the match and the tournament with a 67 percent chance of victory. Still, don’t get too cocky: Japan should still win this game one out of three times. If you want a primer on the team, definitely check out Allison McCann talking to current members of the squad from earlier in the tournament. [FiveThirtyEight] If you see a significant digit in the wild, tweet it to me, @WaltHickey. read more

first_imgProtesters from the Kent Anti-Racism Network.Credit:Graham Mitchell/Barcroft Images What a great day. The fascist demo was a flop, the Margate community was outstanding, and we’ve just passed the 1000 followers mark! #wlm— KENT ANTI RACISM NET (@KentAntiRacism) 22 October 2016 A ‘White Lives Matter’ demonstration held in Margate on Saturday was met with ridicule and counter-demonstrations from anti-fascist protestors and local residents.Around 40 far-right protestors descended on the Kent town for the event, publicised on the White Lives Matter UK Facebook page as a “peaceful march … in support of deprived and depressed white communities throughout the country.”“Margate is over 95 per cent white and yet a third of the children live below the financial poverty line, 30 per cent of neighbourhoods are in the poorest 10 per cent of those in the country,” the group said. “The lives of these white people matter.”A YouTube video promoting the event, thought to be the first in Britain held under the ‘White Lives Matter’ banner, featured a song with the lyrics: “We will never be enslaved by a Zionist master plan.” Mounted police and graffiti. #wlm we love margate @artistsmakers pic.twitter.com/ImHlSbws5v— Tracey Thompson (@traceyrozier) 22 October 2016 Local business owner Lisa Richards told Kent News: “We completely respect people for their right to protest as thankfully we live in a democracy but one of the things that upset me most out of this, is that we are happy and so grateful we live in a such a great community and people were coming here and promoting hate and racism and that just appalled us so much we just had to make a stand.””We live in a time where there is real divisive news and people being blamed for the problems in our society and it is not these people and we want to put our arms around Margate and give it a big hug.” We love Margate! ❤️ #wlm pic.twitter.com/FoqgwKAXGz— Amy Zing (@AmyZingSTP) 22 October 2016 We Love Margate, because we turn our back on hate. #WLM pic.twitter.com/SdqOmFykKL— Ian Jeanes (@ijeanes) 22 October 2016 Protesters from the Kent Anti-Racism Network. Town residents put up banners saying “Margate says NO to racism”, and a hashtag created to promote the White Lives Matter cause, #WLM, was hijacked to instead spread the message: “We Love Margate”. We love #Margate #wlm and all its #diversity pic.twitter.com/xWTbC2RDbq— Mary Louis (@MaryBLouis) 22 October 2016 However, the demonstration was met with a noisy counter-protest from groups chanting “Nazi scum, off our streets” and “refugees are welcome here.” I don’t think I’ve ever felt more proud of where I live. The good people of #Margate were out in force today. Such love. Such community #WLM— GB Pizza Co (@gbPizzaCo) 22 October 2016 Welcome to the Grotto, where We Love Margate #WLM— Shell Grotto (@shellgrotto) 22 October 2016 We Love Margate #WLM on the harbour arm pic.twitter.com/C52K63Bbpj— Stan (@stanartpod) 22 October 2016 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

first_imgBaffinland Iron Mines has completed loading of the first shipment of Mary River iron ore. The Federal Tiber bulk carrier departed from Milne port at on Saturday, August 8, 2015 carrying a total of 53,624 t of iron ore. The ship is bound for Nordenham, Germany, where its cargo will be unloaded and eventually used to make high quality steel.Tom Paddon, President and Chief Executive Officer of Baffinland stated, “This is a great moment for Baffinland, its investors, and its employees who have worked hard to reach this goal. In just two years the men and women who work at the site, both Inuit or southern, have collaborated to build the mine and its infrastructure and have now moved the new port into full operation – this is their achievement and they can be proud of what they have accomplished. It is also a significant moment for Nunavut with the world’s most northerly open-pit mine now fully functional on Baffin Island. Iron ore from the Naluujaak pit at Mary River mine will soon become an ingredient in European steel and Nunavut’s role in contributing to the global economy has just increased. It’s important to note that, again working collaboratively, local communities, Inuit organizations, governments and industry have shown what can be achieved, and Baffinland is especially grateful for the support it has enjoyed in bringing this project to fruition.”Mary River is located on northern Baffin Island, in the Territory of Nunavut in the Canadian Arctic. The project consists of nine high-grade lump and fine iron ore deposits that can be mined, crushed and screened and then shipped directly to markets. The first phase consists of mining iron ore from the reserve at Deposit No. 1 at a production rate of 18 Mt/y.last_img read more

first_imgEngineering company Monadelphous Group Ltd has announced it has been awarded a major construction contract at BHP’s South Flank Project in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. The contract, which is valued at A$108 million, includes structural, mechanical, piping and electrical and instrumentation works associated with the project’s outflow infrastructure.Work will commence immediately and is expected to be completed by May 2021. Monadelphous Managing Director, Rob Velletri, said the contract award demonstrated the strength of the company’s long-term relationship with BHP, as well asits proven track record of reliably and safely delivering large, multidisciplinary construction projects. “BHP has been one of our core customers, for both construction and maintenance projects, for more than 20 years. We arelooking forward to partnering with them on this strategically important project, and continuingto build on our proven construction capability within the iron ore sector in the Pilbara,” Velletri said. “Monadelphous continues to provide a broad range of community support initiatives throughout the Pilbara, including offering local employment and supply opportunities.” The work is expected to provide approximately 400 employment opportunities.last_img read more