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Enbridge reports improved second quarter earnings amid asset sales

first_imgCALGARY, A.B. – Pipeline operator Enbridge Inc. reports better-than-expected second-quarter earnings of $1.07 billion, as it worked to sell a number of non-core assets to help eliminate debt.The Calgary-based company’s profit amounted to 63 cents per share and compared with $919 million, or 56 cents per share in the second quarter of 2017. Both quarters included the impact of a number of unusual items.Adjusted earnings came in at 65 cents per share, up from 41 cents in the year-earlier period and beating analysts expectations for 53 cents per share, according to Thomson Reuters Eikon. During the quarter, the company announced agreements to sell $7.5 billion worth of non-core assets, significantly above its original $3 billion target.Enbridge said in May it would gain nearly $3.2 billion by selling renewable power facilities and natural gas gathering and processing assets in the United States.It also received positive news on its Line 3 replacement project, with a Minnesota regulator approving its plan.The company says it is on track to achieve its 2018 guidance and expects about $7 billion worth of new projects to be introduced over the course of 2018, the majority of which will come online in the second half of the year.last_img read more


Azhars time up

first_imgChina’s technical hold allowed it the time to “examine” the proposal forwarded by the US, UK, and France to designate JeM chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist. But of course, the technical hold also allowed China to reassess its undying commitment towards Pakistan and its global position as the core member of UNSC. In fact, China’s nod after a long opposition to listing Azhar is not mere compliance but a move for the greater good. There are not one but several factors that outline China’s assent trumping its own decade-long dissent. Pakistan’s long drawn support for terrorist outfits has attracted uncomfortable attention which is detrimental for its “iron brother” China. The mounting global pressure has, in a way, made China lift the technical hold allowing the UN to blacklist Azhar. Having supported Pakistan all along, being globally isolated due to it was too much of a risk and hence, agreeing to the UNSC 1267 Committee has been a clever move from China. This prevents China’s international credibility of combating terrorism from deteriorating. With its own problem of Islamic terrorism in Sinkiang coupled with JeM attacks on its workers and its consulate in Karachi last year, China’s reassessment clearly asserts a need to bring down Pakistan’s excessive utilisation of terrorists as strategic assets. And, with its flagship Belt and Road Initiative running right across the heart of Islamic terror stronghold (PoK), China’s attention is understandably aligned in securing its multi-billion dollar investment project. It certainly does not want Pakistan-sponsored terrorism to inflict any kind of damage on its infrastructural and economic strides in the region. Lastly, if China was considerate enough, its decision also removes the thorn which has abstained New Delhi and Beijing from progressively cooperating. China’s assent means a lot to India now since it did not nod even after developments in Wuhan. It also opens up an opportunity for both nations to sit down and discuss prospects of counterterrorism. If the stars are aligned perfectly, a combine of China and India against terrorism would be a lethal crackdown on terrorism in the area. But this development, judging by the recent past, remains a far cry. For all we know, China’s decision hardly has India in the fray. It may be more concerned over the strengthened relations of India with the West; Indian efforts to enlist Azhar has definitely played a part in mobilising key western countries such as UK, US, France, and even the Gulf countries to support us in the issue of terrorism at large. Risk-assessment, therefore, has saved China from attracting heightened criticism regarding Chinese support towards terrorism. Also Read – A compounding difficultyListing Azhar has been a victory indeed but countering terrorism, and especially cross-border terrorism via Pakistan-sponsored terror outfits remains paramount. Yesterday, Pakistan’s compliance was directed through its foreign ministry which stated that “the Federal Government is pleased to order that the Resolution 2368 (2017) be fully implemented”. Pakistan’s compliance is under strict vigil from the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) which has given a long list of action points to it. And, failure to comply is a grave risk since Pakistan would then be globally more isolated on the financial front. And, that would not augur well for Pakistan given its precarious financial situation. With China being forced to draw an arm’s distance from Pakistan, Pakistan has to act. Pressure from the international community should enforce Pakistan to act against Azhar to the extent of prosecuting it for the acts of terror and completely incapacitating JeM. But a single instance of compliance by Pakistan in the crackdown on Azhar and JeM is not enough. Pakistan may revert to its primary tactic of deploying proxy outfits which is repugnant and therefore, it is necessary that sustained international pressure is maintained on it to yield a positive shift on the terror issue. Listing Azhar is the first of crucial decisions that are required to be taken to counter the growing terrorism in South Asia.last_img read more


Ban Kimoon discusses regional hotspots with Egypts President Mubarak in Cairo

24 March 2007Iraq, Lebanon, Israel-Palestine and the crisis in Sudan’s Darfur region were discussed during talks today in Cairo between President Hosni Mubarak and United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who said the Egyptian leader is a key partner in dealing with these hotspots. “I count on the counsel President Mubarak and the support of Egypt to address all the problems in this region,” Mr. Ban said at a press encounter with Foreign Minister Ahmed Abul Gheit after the meeting.The Secretary-General observed that “In Lebanon, political instability threatens to undermine Security Council resolution 1701, which brought to an end to last summer’s conflict between Israel and Hizbollah,” adding that he and President Mubarak had agreed to work together to solve the issues involved.Concerning the formation of the Palestinian National Unity Government, the Secretary-General said, “We agreed that it is necessary for the international community to encourage this ongoing peace process” and added that he looks forward to meeting with Israeli, Palestinian and other leaders in the region.“On Iraq, the President and I agreed on the gravity of the situation in that country and the need to resolve internal disputes while encouraging the constructive engagement of all neighbours,” Mr. Ban said.The Secretary-General placed particular emphasis on the discussions concerning Darfur, where the UN has been trying to deploy a hybrid force with the African Union. “I expect that President Mubarak and other leaders in the region will take the time and look at this issue more seriously to help the efforts of the Untied Nations and the African Union to address this issue as soon as possible,” the Secretary-General said.“I explained to him that while the issue was mainly dealt with between the United Nations and the African Union, at this time, Arab Leaders should also try to help.”Mr. Ban also met with Amr Moussa, the Secretary-General the League of Arab States. “We have had good discussions, very comprehensively on major issues,” he told the press following their meeting. “I am counting upon his continued support and cooperation as we work together towards building a more prosperous and secured peace in the Middle East and elsewhere around the world.”Asked about the UN’s role in Iraq, Mr. Ban, who travelled to Egypt from Baghdad, said while there he was “able to experience in person all the ongoing violence and security concerns.” A mortar attack took place an open field about 100 metres from the compound where Mr. Ban and Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki were holding a joint press conference on Thursday.“The United Nations has been participating and contributing during the last four years in many aspects including political facilitation and social and economic reconstruction efforts, as well as humanitarian assistance and this will be continued by the United Nations,” Mr. Ban said.“But as you may agree, the situation on the ground has largely constrained the activities of the United Nations,” he added, pledging to “consider in what way, and what kind of contributions, and how we can increase our presence there to help the Iraqi people to be able to enjoy and recover their security – politically and socially and also enjoy genuine freedom and democracy.” read more


FANTASY PLAYS Players to start and sit in NFL Week 13

This is a defining week for many fantasy football teams, especially in leagues where it’s the last week of the regular season.There is little margin for error at this point, although fantasy owners with their backs against the wall should be open to high-risk, high-reward shots in their lineups.There are a handful of games (Rams-Lions, Chargers-Steelers, Redskins-Eagles) that could turn into free-for-alls, but there aren’t any locks for explosive fantasy numbers across the board. In fact, there are several games (Bears-Giants, Browns-Texans, Jets-Titans) that could temper scoring.START: Kenny Golladay, WR, Lions: Golladay has been targeted 36 times in the last three games. The Rams have given up 25 touchdown passes and are 29th in average yards allowed per catch (12.3), numbers that play right into the hands of Matthew Stafford in what could be a high-scoring affair. Golladay is a solid WR2 who should put up WR1-calibre totals.SIT: Eli Manning, QB, Giants: Facing a Bears defence that leads the league with 20 interceptions doesn’t play well for Manning despite his six touchdown passes over his last three games. Chicago is also sixth in the league with 34 sacks, which will greatly reduce the time Manning will have to throw. A poor game from Manning will have a ripple effect that will also impact Odell Beckham Jr. and Saquon Barkley, so owners of those players have serious risk of a letdown.START: Kirk Cousins, QB, Vikings: He’s attempted at least 38 passes in four of his last five games and can make it five of six as he takes on a suspect Patriots defence that is 25th in fantasy points per game allowed to opposing quarterbacks. Cousins has thrown at least two touchdowns in four of his last five as well and will be in line for a huge afternoon, especially if Tom Brady helps turn this into a shootout.SIT: Baker Mayfield, QB, Browns: The rookie has a 13-2 TD to interception margin in his last five games and has completed 78.2 per cent of his throws over the past two games. However, he must hit the road and contend with a Texans defence that is fourth in fewest fantasy points per game allowed to opposing quarterbacks while also dealing with a pass rush tied for sixth with 34 sacks. Reality will hit both Mayfield and those who start him in brutal fashion on Sunday.START: Aaron Jones, RB, Packers: Coming off a season-best 17 carries in last week’s loss to the Vikings, Jones has a great matchup against a Cardinals defence that sits 30th in the league in rushing yards allowed. No defence has allowed more rushing touchdowns than the 16 Arizona has given up, bolstering the chances of Jones crossing the goal line for a fourth straight game. He has four touchdowns in his last three games. With Jamaal Williams an afterthought these days, Jones is now a borderline RB1 with room to grow.SIT: Adrian Peterson, RB, Redskins: Since gouging the Giants for 149 yards in Week 8, Peterson has sputtered, failing to reach 70 yards in each of his last four games. His fantasy numbers would be worse if he hadn’t scored two short yardage touchdowns against the Texans in Week 11. Although the Eagles run defence has struggled against Ezekiel Elliott and Barkley in recent weeks, they are still 12th in stopping opposing ground games and Washington will be more focused on attacking Philly’s banged up secondary.START: Cameron Brate, TE, Buccaneers: With O.J. Howard done for the season, Brate will see an increase in targets, especially on Sunday against a Panthers defence that is the worst in fantasy when it comes to stopping opposing tight ends. Brate scored his first touchdown since Week 6 last week against the 49ers, and while he has yet to exceed 34 receiving yards in a game this season, his track record shows he can be more than just a presence at the goal line. Look for Jameis Winston to make him a staple of the Tampa Bay passing attack.SIT: Marquise Goodwin, WR, 49ers: Goodwin averages 19.9 yards per catch but has yet to have more than five targets in a game this season. The Seahawks would make for a good matchup for Goodwin, as they have given up at least 89 yards to six different receivers in the last five games, but his lack of volume, paired with this being a road game for San Francisco, makes him far too risky to consider even in deeper leagues.START: Matthew Stafford, QB, Lions: The Rams defence makes for a good slump-buster for Stafford, who has just three touchdown passes in his last four games. Los Angeles is tied for 27th with 25 touchdowns passes allowed and tied for 29th in average yards per catch allowed with 12.3. Those who own both Stafford and Golladay will have a great pairing that can put up huge numbers in what should be a fantasy gold mine.SIT: Marlon Mack, RB, Colts: Even if Mack clears the league’s concussion protocol, he’s facing a Jaguars defence that allows the fewest fantasy points per game to opposing running backs. He’s also cooled off after racking up 258 yards and three touchdowns in Weeks 7 and 8, rushing for a combined 175 yards and a score on 43 carries in his last three outings. There is little upside to plugging Mack into a lineup, especially for teams that must win.___For more Week 13 fantasy lineup advice and tips, visit RotoExperts: https://rotoexperts.comBrandon C. Williams, The Associated Press read more


Wrestling No 2 Ohio State closes out regular season with 296 domination

Ohio State’s Joey McKenna wrestles Vince Turk in the dual-meet against Iowa on Jan. 21 in the Schottenstein Center. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorThe No. 2 Ohio State wrestling team (14-1, 8-1 Big Ten) dominated No. 6 North Carolina State (15-2, 5-0 ACC) 29-6 in its last dual meet of the regular season on Sunday. Winning eight out of the 10 bouts, Ohio State took control of the meet early when No. 2 Myles Martin beat No. 3 Pete Redna with an 8-1 decision win at 184 pounds. Martin missed the major decision by just three seconds of riding time. No. 7 Michael Macchiavello of North Carolina State upset No. 1 Kollin Moore at 197 pounds in the second match of the night. Macchiavello scored two late takedowns in the third period to give him the 7-5 decision. Moore has now lost two of his past three matches. No. 7 Joey McKenna upset No. 2 Kevin Jack of the Wolfpack 6-2 in the second upset of the meet. McKenna came out aggressive, scoring two takedowns in the first period. Jack was unable to score any attacks on McKenna, partly due to McKenna’s ability to prevent Jack from escaping. Ohio State’s senior No. 2 Kyle Snyder beat No. 19 Michael Boykin 23-8 via technical fall to give the Buckeyes an 8-3 lead, and they didn’t look back. The Buckeyes won the next four matches until NC State’s No. 3 Hayden Hidlay beat No. 7 Micah Jordan 6-3 at 157 pounds. Hidlay remained undefeated in his freshman season, improving to 19-0.No. 6 Bo Jordan won via pin at 1:37 against North Carolina State’s Daniel Bullard to bring the score to 29-6. Ohio State’s No. 4 Nathan Tomasello beat No. 5 Sean Fausz 12-6 in the second top-five matchup of the meet. Fausz opened the scoring with an early takedown against Tomasello, but Tomasello rebounded quickly, scoring a takedown and two back points to take the 5-3 lead into the second period after Fausz got an escape. Tomasello had three takedowns in the third period to seal the decision victory. At 133 pounds, No. 3 Luke Pletcher of the Buckeyes defeated No. 13 Tariq Wilson 7-3. Ohio State’s No. 6 Ke-Shawn Hayes won against No. 13 Beau Donahue and his teammate, No. 14 Te’Shan Campbell, picked up his first win since Jan. 5.Ohio State’s regular season has concluded, but it will take the mats on March 3 to begin the Big Ten tournament. read more


Acne sufferers live longer  research suggests

first_img 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. For many years dermatologists have identified that the skin of acne sufferers appears to age more slowly than in those who have not experienced any acne in their lifetimeDr Simone Ribero, King’s College London Experts had already noted that signs of ageing such as wrinkles and thinning skin often appear much later in people who have experienced acne.Now, scientists believe they may have discovered why.A study of white blood cells taken from individuals affected by spots showed they had longer protective caps on the ends of their chromosomes.Called telomeres, the caps can be compared with the plastic tips that stop shoe laces becoming frayed.They help prevent the chromosomes, packages of DNA, deteriorating and fusing with their neighbours during cell division.Telomeres shrink over time and are closely linked to biological ageing – people with long telomeres age more slowly than people with short ones. The new research shows that acne sufferers tend to have significantly longer telomeres and may therefore be blessed with the gift of long-lasting youthfulness.Lead researcher Dr Simone Ribero, from King’s College London, said: “For many years dermatologists have identified that the skin of acne sufferers appears to age more slowly than in those who have not experienced any acne in their lifetime.”Whilst this has been observed in clinical settings, the cause of this was previously unclear.”Our findings suggest that the cause could be linked to the length of telomeres which appears to be different in acne sufferers and means their cells may be protected against ageing.”By looking at skin biopsies, we were able to begin to understand the gene expressions related to this. Further work is required to consider if certain gene pathways may provide a base for useful interventions.”The study, published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology, looked at 1,205 female twins, a quarter of whom reported having had acne.One of the genes involved in telomere length was also found to be associated with acne, suggesting that being spotty did not slow ageing itself but flagged up what was happening in a person’s cells.Analysis of skin samples from the twins highlighted a gene pathway called p53, which regulates apoptosis, or “programmed cell death” – a kind of cell suicide.When telomeres become too short, it can trigger a series of events that lead to apoptosis.The p53 pathway was shown to be less active in the skin of acne sufferers, although this is still under investigation.Co-author Dr Veronique Bataille, also from King’s College London, said: “Longer telomeres are likely to be one factor explaining the protection against premature skin ageing in individuals who previously suffered from acne.”Another important pathway, related to the p53 gene, is also relevant when we looked at gene expression in the skin of acne twins compared to twin controls.” Spotty teenagers may have the last laugh over their peers with perfect skin after research found that those who suffer from acne are likely to live longer.Their cells have a built-in protection against ageing which is likely to make them look better in later life, a study has found.By the time she reaches middle age, the spotty girl who could never find a boyfriend could be attracting envious glances from her grey and wrinkly peers.last_img read more


Trump on Sessions I dont have an attorney general

President Donald Trump(BBC) US President Donald Trump has said he does not “have an attorney general” in his fiercest attack yet on Jeff Sessions.In an interview with Hill.TV, Mr Trump renewed criticism of Mr Sessions’ decision to step aside from the inquiry into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election.He also said he was unhappy with Mr Sessions’ response to immigration.The attorney general is yet to respond to Mr Trump’s comments.It is unusual for a sitting president to attack their attorney general and critics accuse Mr Trump of trying to meddle in the legal system.After the president criticised Mr Sessions last month, two key Republican senators signalled that they would support Mr Trump if he were to fire Mr Sessions after the November mid-term elections.However, other Republicans told Politico they thought this would be a bad move and said they were standing by the attorney general.Mr Sessions has pushed back against previous criticism by Mr Trump. “While I am attorney general, the actions of the Department of Justice will not be improperly influenced by political considerations,” he said in August.“I demand the highest standards, and where they are not met, I take action.”Mr Sessions was an early supporter of Mr Trump’s presidential campaign.But he left the Russia investigation – which is reportedly looking into whether Mr Trump attempted to obstruct justice – in 2017, citing a potential conflict of interest, and handed control to his deputy, Rod Rosenstein.The president insists there was no collusion between his campaign and the Russian government, and denies he has attempted to obstruct justice.What has Mr Trump said this time?“I don’t have an attorney general. It’s very sad,” Mr Trump said during Tuesday’s interview.He added that he was “very disappointed” about Mr Sessions’ decision to leave the investigation.Asked whether he would consider firing Mr Sessions, the president responded: “We’ll see what happens. A lot of people have asked me to do that.“And I guess I study history, and I say I just want to leave things alone, but it was very unfair what he did [in recusing himself from the Russia investigation].”Mr Trump also told Hill.TV that he was “not happy” with Mr Sessions on immigration and other issues, and said the attorney general had performed “very poorly” during the nomination process for the post.“I mean, he was mixed up and confused, and people that worked with him for, you know, a long time in the Senate were not nice to him, but he was giving very confusing answers,” he said.“Answers that should have been easily answered. And that was a rough time for him.” Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedFBI chief sacking: Trump warns Comey over leaks to mediaMay 12, 2017In “World”Trump presidency ‘dangerous’, says UN rights chiefOctober 12, 2016In “latest news”Trump to end protections for young C’bean immigrant ‘Dreamers’September 4, 2017In “World” read more


Joe Canning will captain the Galway hurlers in 2014

first_imgJOE CANNING HAS been announced as the new Galway senior hurling captain for next season.The Portumna club man will skipper the Tribesmen as they bid to improve after a disappointing 2013 campaign.St Thomas club man David Burke will be the vice-captain for Anthony Cunningham’s side. Burke is likely to captain Galway for the early rounds of next year’s Allianz hurling league as Canning will be tied up with club commitments with Portumna.The Galway club recently won the county senior hurling championship and are preparing for an AIB All-Ireland semi-final meeting with Limerick’s Na Piarsaigh next February.25 year-old Canning has been a  member of the Galway senior panel since 2008. He has All-Ireland minor (2004 and 2005) and U21 medals (2007) to his name from an impressive underage career.In 2010 he won a National hurling league medal and last year won a Leinster senior hurling medal. All-Ireland senior honours have so far eluded Canning who has won three Allstars in his career in 2008, 2009 and 2012.Reminder: Every Gaelic footballer must wear a mouthguard from January 1stGAA needs to handle pay-per-view talk carefully, Dubs warnlast_img read more


Huis clos sur le net Facebook et Twitter mis à lépreuve

first_imgHuis clos sur le net : Facebook et Twitter mis à l’épreuveFrance – Cette semaine, cinq journalistes francophones s’isolent dans le Périgord, afin de tester la fiabilité des informations dispensées sur les réseaux sociaux.Du 1er au 5 février, les médias France Info, France Inter et Radio suisse romande, ainsi que Radio-Télévision belge et Radio Canada isolent cinq de leurs journalistes dans un gîte rural. L’objectif de cette opération : tester la fiabilité de l’information qui circule à travers les différents réseaux sociaux. Durant leur séjour, les cinq cobayes ne disposent que d’une seule source d’information : un ordinateur, sur lequel ne sont installés que Facebook et Twitter. C’est-à-dire que ces ermites n’ont à leur disposition ni téléphones, ni journaux, ni radio, ni télévision. À lire aussi”Trash Tag Challenge” : le défi utile qui incite Twitter et Instagram à nettoyer la planèteSelon Sylvie Lambelet, directrice adjointe de Radio suisse romande, ce gîte “fera office de laboratoire permettant de tester les opportunités et les limites des nouveaux réseaux”. En effet, Facebook et Twitter rassemblent à eux seuls plus de 400 millions d’utilisateurs. Ces réseaux ont une image “cool”, permettent d’échanger dossiers, documents, fichiers et d’accéder à un nombre épatant d’applications. Mais sont-ils sérieux ? Difficile de distinguer le vrai du faux, les rumeurs étant légion sur ces nouveaux réseaux. Cloîtrés, les candidats devront parvenir à diffuser l’information et à poursuivre leur métier.Les journalistes opèrent de la manière suivante : rapidité et fiabilité sont leurs mots d’ordre. L’information doit être précise et accessible autant que faire se peut. Ce “test” n’a rien de scientifique, il est vrai, mais permettra de savoir si l’information divulguée sur Facebook et Twitter est déformée ou pertinente. C’est aussi le moyen d’opposer le journalisme de liens (opéré à l’aide de ces réseaux) au journalisme de sources (puisant ces informations chez les confrères et des sources fiables). L’opération prend fin vendredi prochain : nous saurons alors si le phénomène des réseaux sociaux permet d’enrichir le journalisme… ou pas. Le 1 février 2010 à 12:18 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more


Segment announced for this weeks 1031 WWE Smackdown

first_img 11 matches scheduled for WWE Clash of Champions tonight in Charlotte, Live Post-Show Twitter Facebook Wrestleview Weekly: Predictions for tonight’s Clash of Champions event in Charlotte Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterestcenter_img Google+ WhatsApp Announced for the Halloween edition of WWE Smackdown on Syfy this week (10/31) is a Divas Halloween Costume Battle Royal. This match will be taped Tuesday in Houston, Texas.Attending the tapings on Tuesday night in Houston?Send live reports to adammartin@wrestleview.com and jason@wrestleview.com to have yoru report featured here on Wrestleview.com! WWE Draft confirmed to be taking place as a two-night event starting on October 11last_img read more


Half believe benefits are not meeting the needs of multigenerational workforce

first_imgHalf (50%) of employers do not think their benefits offering is meeting the needs of all generations within their workforce, with 89% believing that they will need to change their package to suit future generations entering the workforce, according to research by Aon.The Benefits and trends survey 2019, which polled more than 200 employers, also found that 199 respondents believe that employees expect more flexible working, while 181 stated that staff want more agile and home working opportunities. In addition, 161 employers said that employees now expect better awareness and handling of mental health issues, and 133 cited a better approach to diversity and inclusion as an employee priority.Almost two-fifths (38%) of international respondents have a single global benefits strategy or set of guiding principles; a further 13.5% manage their benefits using a single global benefits platform, compared to 60% that have no plans to use this type of tool. Almost eight in 10 (77%) benchmark their benefits with their peers.Only 25% of respondents stated that they have a clear EVP; of these, 68% feel that their EVP is clearly communicated and explained to staff. Among those respondents with an EVP, the majority noted a positive impact on staff: 65% said it impacts employee engagement, 63% said it boosts retention and 70% said it improves recruitment. Of the 200 employer respondents, 187 cited employee engagement as an objective for their benefits strategy. Other key objectives include retention (167), recruitment (148), and cost management (141).More than two-thirds (68%) provide additional money above statutory requirements for maternity leave, and 12% make return-to-work payments. Almost three-fifths (58%) have received shared parental leave requests; 38% match enhanced maternity pay for their shared parental leave policy, while 58% apply the statutory amount.Among the employers surveyed, 113 offer workplace adjustments as part of their health and wellbeing programme. This compares to 118 that provide support with workstation set up, 88 that conduct stress and resilience training and 86 that provide access to health risk assessments.However, 48% of respondents do not have a specific budget for their health and wellness programme, despite the fact that 56% agree and 20% strongly agree that the employer is responsible for influencing employee health and changing behaviours. Moving forwards, 170 respondents stated that they plan to focus on education and prevention for their health and wellbeing strategy.More than half (53%) of respondents deemed it extremely important to increase employee understanding and engagement with benefits, health and financial wellbeing; 30% of employers noted that augmented and virtual reality technologies have a part to play in this.Of those that offer financial education, 67 do so around their organisation’s pension scheme; 60, on the other hand, provide no financial education.More than four in 10 (45%) employers operate an online benefits or flexible benefits portal, while a further 20% sated that they plan to introduce this within the next three years.Sarah Robson (pictured), senior communication consultant at Aon, said: “[Organisations] say that understanding of and engagement with benefits is extremely or very important, yet the majority don’t put into practice communication techniques that could help programmes get better results through behavior change.“It is encouraging that more respondents are willing to increase their communication spend to help awareness in order that employees learn how their individual benefits can be of so much value. Plus, we are starting to see more employers doing some exciting things, not least by using new technology and apps.”last_img read more


Cops told to maintain station premises clean

first_imgVikarabad: Additional SP R Bhaskar conducted vertical awareness programme for the section officers, here at police headquarters on Tuesday. Speaking on the occasion, the additional SP said section in-charges should discharge their duties as per the instructions of Station House officers and maintain the station premises clean. He also told them to act as liaison officer between SHO and vertical officers, and also between visitors of the station and SHO. He directed them to supervise the staff time to time and take all matters to the higherups. The additional SP explained them about the various official duties to be performed. He appointed Tandur Inspector as in charge for vertical operations. DSB Inspector Venkateshwarlu was also present.last_img


Seven children among 9 dead in migrant boat capsize

first_imgAt least nine migrants including seven children died early Thursday after their boat sank off the western coast of Turkey, local media reported.Four people were rescued by the Turkish coast guard after the boat destined for Greece and carrying mostly Iraqi migrants sank off the Turkish holiday resort town of Kusadasi, the state-run Anadolu news agency reported.Initial testimony of the migrants suggested there were no others missing, according to the news agency.Only one migrant was a Syrian national and the remaining were Iraqis, it added. The nine dead all Iraqi nationals.Turkey has been one of the main routes for migrants and refugees fleeing Syria and other trouble spots like Afghanistan and Iraq but numbers have fallen since the peak of 2015.More than a million people, many fleeing the war in Syria, crossed to European Union member Greece from Turkey in 2015 after the onset of the bloc’s worst migration crisis since World War II.Turkey struck a deal with the EU in 2016 in an effort to stem the flow of migrants, agreeing to take back migrants landing on Greek islands in exchange for incentives including financial aid.last_img read more


Ballerina Misty Copeland Inspires Baltimore Girls

first_imgMisty Copeland spoke at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum on Aug. 1st. (Courtesy Photo)Ballet dancer Misty Copeland isn’t from Baltimore. She’s not even from Maryland. Regardless, the California-by-way-of-Missouri native’s visit to the Reginald F. Lewis Museum on August 1st felt like a homecoming.This past June, Copeland was promoted to the role of principal dancer at the famed American Ballet Theatre in New York. She is the first Black person to hold the position in the company’s 75 year history. Her Baltimore appearance marked her first official day on the job.The event was a chance to promote Copeland’s two books: her memoir titled Life in Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina, and her children’s book Firebird. There was a question-and-answer period where audience members could submit questions, followed by a book signing.People began lining up outside the museum at least an hour before the event was to start. Lots of families, many with young girls, were among those in line. Every seat inside the museum’s theater was filled, as were the seats that lined the museum’s upper lobby.“Misty Copeland could have chosen to spend this particularly historic day in any number of ways,” museum director A. Skip Sanders told the enthusiastic crowd gathered for a glimpse of the dancer.“You’ve got the magic ticket,” he said, after thanking them for their patience.Fans sat in rapt attention, even bursting into applause at times while Copeland spoke.Before the public event, Copeland answered questions from local media. Among the subjects she touched on: how she is handling fame, why she feels obligated to speak on her experiences as a black woman and what it will take to put more dancers of color in the spotlight.When asked if she considers herself an activist, Copeland said “I’ve never thought of myself in that way. I’m just speaking my truth and experiences.”“I started to really talk about race so openly when I became friends with this very small dance community of African Americans and just connecting with them and realizing we’ve all had these experiences and things need to change. It was just me knowing that people could benefit from hearing what’s going on.”What does she think is needed to help more minority dancers make it to the top?“I think at this point it’s about continuing the conversation…as well as starting programs that are really going to work,” Copeland said.“It’s really starting from the root and reaching out to communities that don’t have the exposure or the means to be part of the classical ballet world.”She said that she’s seen changes, but knows that the process will take some time.Copeland was born to a single mother, who struggled to provide for her family. She says she would not have the life she has without ballet.“I’ve always talked about how much the arts can do for someone,” she said. “I never imagined any of these things would be happening in my career. It’s so incredibly special that I have the opportunities that I have. But that’s all because of ballet and it’s all connected to ballet in some way.”She said fame has taken some getting used to, but she embraces it.“More people come up to me and want to touch me and hug me, which I understand,” she said. “I think it’s important for me to be real, especially to the younger generation. It’s not this person up on a pedestal but I am them and that’s what I’ve tried to voice so much. It’s not about me as an individual but it’s about what I represent.”last_img read more


Be calm before surgery for better outcome

first_imgIf you are ill and scheduled for a medical procedure, keep calm as feeling high levels of distress, fear and hostility prior to undergoing a surgery like angioplasty may lead to poor outcome, said a study.“I was surprised by this result. Prior to this study, I did not believe patient mood could have an effect on outcome,” said study author Nadja Kadom, acting associate professor of radiology at Emory University School of Medicine.The team analysed the results of 230 patients, including 120 women and 110 men (mean age 55 years) who underwent interventional radiology procedures including vascular and kidney interventions. Upon arriving for their procedure, patients were asked to complete a questionnaire called the Positive Affect Negative Affect Schedule (PANAS) to assess their mood. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Using a five-point rating scale, the patients reported to what extent they felt strong, alert, determined and other positive feeling states and to what degree they were experiencing negative feelings, such as guilt, nervousness or irritability. Dr Kadom and fellow researchers grouped the patients based on high and low scores for positive affect and high and low scores for negative affect.Those groups were then correlated with the occurrence of adverse events during the procedures, such as a prolonged lack of oxygen, low or high blood pressure, post-operative bleeding or an abnormally slow heart rate. The data revealed that patients with a high negative affect experienced significantly more adverse events than patients with low negative affect. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixOf the 104 patients with high negative affect, 23 (22 per cent) had an adverse event, compared to 15 (12 per cent) of the 126 patients with low negative affect.“Our study shows that mood matters. You don’t need to have a chipper, cheery attitude prior to your procedure. You just have to overcome negative emotions and get to a neutral level,” noted Dr Elvira V Lang, interventional radiologist in Boston.The health care teams should be trained in resilience and techniques to create their own positive emotional states, as well as coping strategies to help patients modify negative emotions and reframe their mindset prior to undergoing a procedure, the authors noted.last_img read more


VIDEO Angry Mets commuter goes nuts after missing train to opening day

first_imgNBC-4 in New York caught up with a frustrated Mets commuter immediately after he missed his train to opening day. The wounds were fresh.He went on a nuclear tirade that will have you rolling, even though he’s dead serious. He gets so mad he almost starts crying. Priceless.It’s really a shame that this guy wasn’t cast as a Seinfeld character. He missed his calling in life. He has an undeniable Newman-type gravitas.Here’s the video of angry Mets fan losing it:last_img


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