Markets Right Now Stocks open broadly higher on Wall Street

first_imgNEW YORK — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):9:35 a.m.Stocks are opening broadly higher on Wall Street, building on two days of solid gains.Traders were showing an increased appetite for risk Tuesday, sending shares of technology and industrial companies higher.Global Payments jumped 2.5 per cent and railroad operator Union Pacific soared 9.4 per cent after naming a new chief operating officer.PG&E plunged another 13 per cent after the S&P ratings agency cut the California utility’s debt rating to junk.The S&P 500 index rose 26 points, or 1.1 per cent, to 2,577.The Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed 283 points, or 1.2 per cent, to 23,818. The Nasdaq rose 80 points, or 1.2 per cent, to 6,906.Bond prices fell. The yield on the 10-year Treasury rose to 2.71 per cent.The Associated Presslast_img read more

Dress diktat charge against college union student alleges harassment

first_imgKolkata: A girl student of a college in south Kolkata has been allegedly heckled by some students’ union members on International Women’s Day for wearing a “revealing dress”. The student, who did not wish to be named, alleged that she was first threatened by two members of the Trinamool Congress Chhatra Parishad (TMCP) for wearing the “revealing dress which is against the discipline of the college”, when she entered the college Friday noon. When she protested, she was pushed by the two union members, the student alleged. Also Read – Centuries-old Durga Pujas continue to be hit among revellers Her classmate Barun Majhi alleged that he was beaten up by the TMCP members when he protested against the incident. The TMCP said nothing of that sort had taken place. A college spokesman said no formal complaint had been lodged by the girl and there was no such dress code in the college. He said if the student lodges a complaint with the college authorities, necessary action will be taken after an inquiry.last_img read more

Jazeera reporters back in the dock in Egypt

first_imgCAIRO – Al-Jazeera’s Australian reporter Peter Greste and fellow journalists from the satellite news channel were back in court in Egypt Monday after spending nearly 100 days in jail since their arrest.Greste and his co-defendants are charged with spreading false news and supporting the blacklisted Muslim Brotherhood of deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi.Monday’s hearing comes a day after Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim accused an Al-Jazeera editor of helping to leak classified intelligence documents, in a separate espionage trial involving Morsi. The Al-Jazeera trial, in which 20 defendants stand accused, has sparked an international outcry and fuelled fears of a media crackdown by the military-installed authorities.Greste and seven co-defendants appeared in a caged dock on Monday wearing white prison uniforms, an AFP correspondent reported from the courtroom.Eight defendants are in custody, and the rest are either on the run or abroad.Greste and fellow journalist Canadian-Egyptian Mohamed Fadel Fahmy were arrested on December 29 in a Cairo hotel suite they used as a bureau after their offices were raided by police.Fahmy is the Egypt bureau chief of Al-Jazeera English.“After three hearings, it’s apparent that there’s no case against us. No witness has anything that incriminates us,” Fahmy told AFP, just minutes before the trial resumed.Before the proceedings began, Greste’s brother Mike said his brother was “strong… but 100 days in prison must have left its effect on him”.Prosecutors insist the journalists colluded with the Muslim Brotherhood, now designated a “terrorist” group, and falsely sought to portray Egypt in a state of “civil war”.Defence lawyer Mokhles El-Salhy said his clients were doing their “job professionally and objectively” when they were arrested.“They were covering violent clashes between protesters and security forces, as were all other channels. They didn’t make it up or fabricate it,” he told AFP before Monday’s hearing opened.The trial comes against the backdrop of strained ties between Cairo and Doha since the army ousted Morsi last July.Gas-rich Qatar was a close ally of Morsi’s government and the Brotherhood.Egypt accuses Qatar of backing the Brotherhood, including through Al-Jazeera.The authorities banned the Egyptian channel of the broadcaster’s network following Morsi’s removal.Morsi himself has also been put on trial in several cases.On Sunday, Ibrahim accused an Al-Jazeera editor of helping to leak classified documents in an espionage trial involving Morsi.The interior minister charged that Amin El-Serafi, secretary to Morsi, leaked the documents to Ibrahim Mohamed Hilal, who he said was Al-Jazeera’s news editor and also a Brotherhood member.Hilal allegedly facilitated a meeting between a Palestinian go-between, a Qatari official and an operative with an unspecified intelligence agency.last_img read more

Rabat Rome sign two cooperation agreements in legal field

first_imgRabat – Morocco and Italy signed, on Tuesday in Rabat, an additional agreement to the legal cooperation agreement on carrying out sentences and extradition of criminals, concluded in 1971, in addition to an agreement related to the transfer of convicts. The additional agreement to the legal cooperation agreement, signed by the Minister of Justice Mustapha Ramid and the Italian Minister of Justice Andrea Orlando, concerns the amendment of some clauses and the addition of others relating to the extradition of criminals to fill the gaps noticed in the implementation of the 1971 agreement.The agreement on the extradition of convicts is part of the commitment of both countries to resolving issues related to the transfer of convicts to enable them to serve their sentences in their home country.last_img read more

Mens basketball Buckeyes need accountability more than ever to stay afloat in

Ohio State coach Thad Matta prepares to address team at a media timeout against Purdue on Jan. 1, 2017 at the Jerome Schottenstein Center. OSU lost 76-75. Credit: Giustino Bovenzi | Lantern Senior ReporterThey said it all offseason. The eight returning members of the Ohio State men’s basketball team that were on the 2015-16 roster said they didn’t want that taste again. That taste of missing out on the NCAA tournament for just the second time in coach Thad Matta’s tenure, then losing in the second round of the National Invitational Tournament. Now they’re at a juncture.The Buckeyes sit at 10-5 overall, 0-2 in the Big Ten, an 0-3 record against the Associated Press Top 25 and a loss to low mid-major Florida Atlantic who is 4-9 with two wins against non-Division I opponents. To make matters worse, OSU will have to play the rest of the season without arguably the team’s best all-around player, junior forward Keita Bates-Diop.Still, it gets worse.The Buckeyes are staring at the very real possibility of dropping to 0-5 to start league play with matchups at Minnesota, at No. 13 Wisconsin and Michigan State. The last time OSU started the Big Ten season with five losses was 1997-98 when the Scarlet and Gray finished 8-22.“That’s why you take it one game at a time, “ Matta said. “I know when the schedule came out, I looked at it and said, ‘Uh oh.’ By the same token, we got to get ourselves ready to go in Minneapolis and obviously Minnesota is playing great basketball right now.”Richard Pitino’s Golden Gophers are the darling of the Big Ten this season. After beating a solid Northwestern team on the road on Thursday night, Minnesota will welcome the Buckeyes into Williams Arena on Sunday night at 14-2 and 2-1 in the Big Ten.Following OSU’s 76-75 loss to Purdue on Thursday, several players were not shy about showing emotion on the court or in the postgame press conference. Junior forward Jae’Sean Tate and senior forward Marc Loving were holding back tears as they tried to put a finger on why they keep coming up short in games that can totally change the complexion of the season.Last season, OSU had a signature win against Kentucky before conference play, but then waited too long to capture its next one against another top-10 opponent in Iowa just two games before the Big Ten tournament. In 2016-17, OSU has lost to No. 6 Virginia by two, No. 20 Virginia by two and were even within arms reach against No. 2 UCLA. Any one of those games, including a five-point loss at Illinois on New Year’s Day, and the Buckeyes wouldn’t be in the conundrum they currently find themselves.“Nobody in the Big Ten is going to go undefeated because it’s such a tough conference,” Tate said. “We just have to turn this train around.”OSU didn’t look impressive in several of its nonconference games earlier in the year, which is another piece to the puzzle Matta and the players are still trying to solve 15 games into the season. After a two-point win against UNC Asheville on Dec. 22, Matta said that his team didn’t know how to handle adversity.On Thursday against Purdue, Tate and OSU’s leading rebounder, redshirt junior center Trevor Thompson, sat the remaining three minutes and 37 seconds of the half in foul trouble and Purdue went on a 9-0 run. The Buckeyes were down by as much as 10, but battled back with a 12-2 run to tie the game at 55. Each time Purdue went on a run, OSU came back with a run of its own to have a chance to win at the end.Loving and Tate each took accountability after the game for a few plays that they individually could have executed better that might have changed the scope of the game. For now, the Buckeyes have to make due with what they are — a team that needs to perform at its best without one of its top players in one of the nation’s toughest conferences.“Accountability is one of the greatest attributes an individual can have,” Matta said. “We have to be accountable. Coaches have to be accountable, players have to be accountable. It is what it is and guys are going to have to man down, man up.”Matta equated the loss of Bates-Diop to when all-around star David Lighty broke his foot in the 2008-09 season and a sophomore by the name of Evan Turner became the conference’s leading scorer, propelling OSU into the conference championship game and the NCAA tournament. Will Matta get that same out-of-nowhere performance? Probably not, but someone or several guys will need to step up if OSU is to remain relevant in the Big Ten and the eyes of the committee. read more

Philadelphia Flyers extremely high on former Ohio State goalie Cal Heeter

Growing up, former Ohio State men’s ice hockey senior goalie Cal Heeter often dreamed of playing in the National Hockey League. On Tuesday, that dream was closer to becoming a reality when Heeter agreed to terms of a contract with the Philadelphia Flyers. “I think that’s everyone’s dream who’s ever played hockey at a competitive level — to one day make it to the NHL,” Heeter told The Lantern Wednesday. Philadelphia had been eyeing Heeter as a prospect for the past few years. “They had scouts at some of our games this year,” Heeter said. “They’ve been following me in previous years as well. I had known that they had interest for a while now, it was just a matter of time before we figured it all out at the end.” OSU ended its season last weekend, getting swept in a best-of-three series by Notre Dame in the first round of the CCHA playoffs. It was just a matter of days until Heeter received the contract offer he accepted from the Flyers, which he confirmed to The Lantern in a Tuesday email. Chris Pryor, director of hockey operations for the Flyers, said given the lack of goaltending depth in the organization, Heeter will have a chance to make an impact in Philadelphia. “We think (Heeter’s) got a lot of potential … we’re extremely high on him,” Pryor said. “He’s got a great opportunity in our organization. We think he’s got a bright future.” A two-year starter in net for the Buckeyes, Heeter is third in program history in save percentage (.915) and goals-against average (2.58), eighth in saves (2428) and ninth in wins (39). Heeter said other NHL teams expressed interest in signing him following his career at OSU. The potential to succeed within the Flyers’ organization made them stand out from other suitors. “At the end it came down to which team I felt would blend me into having the greatest opportunity to be where I wanted to be next year — playing in the minor leagues in the NHL and having the opportunity to play well and move up from there,” Heeter said. Heeter said he had envisioned himself playing professional hockey early in his OSU career. “To be playing at such a great school and for such a great program, I realized that maybe one day it (was) possible for me to graduate from here and move on and make it to the next level,” he said. “It’s been a long process and I had to work a lot at every level to move on and get to the next one.” Heeter’s coach said the goaltender’s growth on and off the ice is the reason he will be playing professionally. “I think it comes down to one thing ­— maturity,” OSU coach Mark Osiecki said. “I think he has grown as both a person and a player and I think it comes right down to that.” He will have to continue to improve in order to play well within the Flyers’ organization. “Every day, I’m out there working as hard as I can, making sure that I am consistent and as good as I can be,” Heeter said. “At the next level, every player is that much better, so there is hardly any room for mistakes.” Osiecki accepted the coaching position at OSU before Heeter’s junior season, and with his staff, made a huge impact on the goalie’s career, Heeter said. “I can’t give enough credit to the new coaching staff,” Heeter said. “They’ve done so much for me personally. You can’t measure the amount of effort and energy they’re putting in to make this one of the best hockey programs in all of college hockey.” Heeter will attend class at OSU during Spring Quarter and graduate after. Following graduation, he said he will spend some time in Columbus before returning to his home in St. Louis, Mo. Then, he will be off to the Flyers’ training camp in September. The Flyers have two minor league teams, the Adirondack Phantoms of the American Hockey League and the Greenville Road Warriors of the East Coast Hockey League. Heeter said he expects to be playing for one of those teams next fall. While he has never been to Philadelphia, Heeter said he is looking forward to one day playing in the sports-centric city. “The fan base there is absolutely incredible and I know that they’re second to none as far as the fans go, so I think that is going to be great as well,” he said. Pryor said he expects Flyers fans to appreciate Heeter’s personality and dedication to the sport. “All those things come into play,” Pryor said. “He’s got a bright future ahead of him. Obviously, it’s going to come down to Cal, but we know he’s got a great work ethic and a great attitude. We think it’s a great fit.” The Flyers are 37-21-7 and in third-place in the Atlantic Division, as well as fifth-place in the Eastern Conference. read more

Man Utds preseason squad announced

first_imgManchester United have announced their pre-season squad for the tour of the United States with Mason Greenwood and Tahith Chong being namedJose Mourinho’s side departed Manchester Airport on Sunday night ahead of their preseason friendlies against Club America, San Jose Earthquakes, AC Milan, Liverpool and Real Madrid in the USA.But, due to the World Cup, the Red Devils will have to make do without 12 first-team players.Although this does present an opportunity for a number of young rising stars to make their mark this summer with 16-year-old Greenwood included after scoring 17 times for United’s Under-18 team last season.Dutch winger Chong. RoShaun Williams, Ethan Hamilton, James Garner and Joshua Bohui, meanwhile, have all been included.Italian defender Matteo Darmian is also in the squad, despite being heavily linked with a departure this summer.Alexis Sanchez is expected to join up with his teammates in America, despite having been absent on Sunday night.harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…United’s preseason squadGoalkeepers: Sergio Romero, Joel Pereira, Lee GrantDefenders: Antonio Valencia, Matteo Darmian, Diogo Dalot, Timothy Fosu-Mensah, RoShaun Williams, Chris Smalling, Eric Bailly, Axel Tuanzebe, Demetri Mitchell, Luke ShawMidfielders: James Garner, Ander Herrera, Andreas Pereira, Scott McTominay, Ethan HamiltonForwards: Tahith Chong, Angel Gomes, Juan Mata, Anthony Martial, Mason Greenwood, Joshua Bohui(As stated on MEN)last_img read more

Odsonne Edouard reveals Edinson Cavanis mentorship

first_imgCeltic striker Odsonne Edouard has revealed Edinson Cavani took him under his wing during the pair’s time together at Paris Saint-Germain.Edouard has been in impressive form so far this campaign with scoring 12 goals in 26 appearances for Celtic across all competitions and he’s keen to play at the highest level.“When I was at PSG, he gave me advice every day. Whether it was about my positional sense, my finishing, even my speed, he spoke to me a lot.” Edouard said, according to Evening Times.“This gave me a massive amount of belief in myself that a great striker like him took time out to speak to me.”“He basically was responsible for me being a striker and he gave me confidence.“I was also there with Zlatan Ibrahimovic, but he was different. I was a kid and that was it. He didn’t speak the same language as me so it was not easy to communicate.”Neymar, BrazilNeymar can win the Ballon d’Or, says Ander Herrera Andrew Smyth – September 13, 2019 An “excited” Ander Herrera believes new Paris Saint-Germain team-mate Neymar is a contender for the Ballon d’Or alongside Kylian Mbappe.“Occasionally, he gave me a few instructions through signs, but there wasn’t a lot of exchanges between us.”Meanwhile, Celtic midfielder Ryan Christie insists the team will take the title challenge of Kilmarnock serious when the pair meet this weekend.“We’ll treat Kilmarnock with respect because they are where they are on merit – this isn’t a fluke,” said Christie.“They’ve played some good football and they’re always such a hard team to come up against, which I’m sure will be the case again this weekend.”“But the incentive is clear enough for us – win and we’ll be in first place and that’s where we want to be. A lot has been said about the number of games we’re being asked to play at the moment but we just need to win as many of them as possible and, hopefully, by the time we get to the winter break, we’ll be top of the league.”last_img read more

Avalanche Hazard Reduction On Seward Highway Tomorrow Expect Delays

first_imgDOT is advising driver to expect delays, road blocks, stopped traffic, slow traffic, road closures, be prepared to stop, and be aware of maintenance equipment on the roadway. Crews will be conducting avalanche mitigation on Bird flats from MP 100-95 from 10am-2pm. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Alaska Department of Transportation will have avalanche crews conducting avalanche hazard reduction on the Seward Highway from MP 100 to MP 95, tomorrow, March 14.last_img