Toronto: Canada on Wednesday announced the appointment of a prominent businessman as its new ambassador to China amid damaged relations following the arrest of a top Chinese tech executive. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Dominic Barton, the former global managing director of the influential consulting firm McKinsey & Co, as the new envoy. Barton is head of the Trudeau government’s economic advisory council. Beijing’s embassy in Ottawa said China has accepted the nomination of Barton and said the Chinese side “expects him to play a positive role in promoting the bilateral relations back to the right track.” Trudeau fired the previous ambassador after he said it would be “great” if the US dropped its extradition request for Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USThe arrest of the daughter of the founder of Huawei at Vancouver’s airport December 1 severely damaged relations between China and Canada. The US wants her extradited to face charges that she committed fraud by misleading banks about Huawei’s business dealings in Iran. China detained Canadians Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor on December 10 in an apparent attempt to pressure Canada to release Meng. China has stopped importing certain Canadian products like canola and meat, and it also re-sentenced a convicted Canadian drug smuggler to death after the Meng arrest as part of an apparent campaign of intimidation and retribution against Canada. Barton worked in Asia for 12 years as well as serving on the board of the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada and worked as an adjunct professor at Tsinghua University in Beijing, according to online biographies.
New Delhi: A man shot dead a financier in Chhawla area of Dwarka district. Police have arrested the criminal. The accused was identified as Than Singh, a resident of Qutub Vihar in Goyla Dairy. He was arrested near New Delhi Railway Station.Deputy Commissioner of Police (Dwarka) Anto Alphonse said that during interrogation, Singh revealed that he used to party with his girlfriends and for this lavish life, he had borrowed money from many persons. He had taken Rs five lakh at the rate of 10 per cent from deceased Dinesh and was paying the monthly instalment regularly. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murder”According to Than Singh, he had already refunded Rs five lakh back to the deceased with interest. He again took Rs 60,000 from Dinesh, but he was demanding Rs 75,000, which the accused didn’t have,” DCP Anto Alphonse further added. Police further added that after a long quarrel in deceased house, Singh fired with his pistol on the head of Dinesh from behind and ran away from the spot. He then left for Mumbai and remained there. After spending some time, he came back to Delhi to arrange some more money and had planned to move somewhere in Uttarakhand.
CALGARY – Encana Corp. has signed a deal to acquire Newfield Exploration Co. in an all-stock offer it said was worth about US$5.5 billion.Under the deal announced Thursday, Newfield shareholders will receive 2.6719 Encana shares for each share of Newfield common stock.Encana will also assume US$2.2 billion of Newfield debt.“This strategic combination advances our strategy and is immediately accretive to our five-year plan,” Encana chief executive Doug Suttles said in a statement.Newfield shares closed at US$20.20 on the New York Stock Exchange on Wednesday, while Encana shares closed at C$13.44 on the Toronto Stock Exchange.The deal requires the support of a two-thirds majority vote of Newfield shareholders and a majority vote by Encana shareholders.Lee Boothby, Newfield’s chairman, president and CEO, said it is the best path forward for the company.“The combination of the two companies provides our investors with the very attributes that should be differentiated in today’s energy sector—operational scale, proven execution in development of large, liquids-rich onshore resource plays, a peer-leading cost structure and an exceptionally strong balance sheet,” Boothby said in a statement.Once the deal is completed, Encana shareholders will own approximately 63.5 per cent of the combined company and Newfield shareholders will own about 36.5 per cent.Two directors from the Newfield board will join the Encana board upon closing.Encana also said it plans to raise its dividend by 25 per cent and increase its share buyback program to US$1.5 billion once the deal closes.News of the acquisition came as Encana, which keeps its books in U.S. dollars, reported a profit of US$39 million or four cents per share for the quarter ended Sept. 30.The result compared with a profit of US$294 million or 30 cents per share in the same quarter last year.Revenue totalled US$1.26 billion, up from US$861 million.Production in the quarter totalled 378,200 barrels of oil equivalent per day, up from 284,000 in the third quarter of 2017.Companies in this story: (TSX:ECA)
Kuala Lumpur: Navneet Kaur struck twice as the Indian women’s hockey team overcame a 2-4 setback in the third quarter to level the scores 4-4 in their third match against Malaysia in the five-match series here on Monday. Though it was India who established a strong position after taking an early 2-0 lead, the team made too many errors inside the circle while defending which led to conceding back-to-back PCs. Malaysia, on the other hand, ensured these opportunities were converted to goals. After Navjot Kaur scored a goal in the 13th minute and Navneet found the back of the net in the 22nd minute to give India a good start, Gurdip Kirandeep of Malaysia scored the team’s first goal in the 26th minute to narrow the Malaysian deficit to 1-2. This was Malaysia’s first goal of the tournament after losing to India 0-3 and 0-5 in the previous two matches. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over ChandigarhThis goal propelled Malaysia to test the Indian defenders. An infringement on India’s part gave away a PC which Nuraini Rashid scored with ease. Two more PCs were converted by Nuramirah Zulkifli in the 35th minute and Nuraini Rashid scored again in the 38th minute to take a 4-2 lead in the third quarter. India, however, bounced back in the final quarter with two brilliant goals scored by Navneet in the 45th minute and Lalremsiami in the 54th minute as the visitors settled for a draw. “Obviously this wasn’t our best match, we must forget this and move on,” Chief India coach Sjoerd Marijne said.
The London Stock Exchange index closed on Monday at 7,524.45, up 1.22 points.
OTTAWA — Canada’s telecoms regulator says it has lowered the rates for wholesale broadband access as it looks to increase competition among internet providers.The lower rates announced by the CRTC Thursday means it will be cheaper for smaller internet providers to buy broadband capacity on the networks owned by the big telecom providers.The CRTC requires that the large cable and telephone companies make available parts of their network, at rates set by the regulator, to improve competition and lower prices.In 2016, the CRTC set interim wholesale rates after it decided the rates proposed by the telecom companies were not “just and reasonable.”It says the final rates are 15 to 43 per cent lower than the interim rates for monthly capacity, and three to 77 per cent lower for access rates.Major telecom companies have warned that their investments in expanding infrastructure could be impacted if wholesale rates are set too low. The Canadian Press
[View the story “Goodman Scholars Reception” on Storify] Conversations with Goodman host Susan LeBlanc chats with Goodman graduate Victor Rocca (BBA ’93), who is now Regional Vice President, Ontario, at McDonald’s Canada.Having built a successful career in business, Rocca has a lot of insight to share with Goodman students looking to start their careers.Rocca oversees 500 McDonald’s stores in the Ontario region and is responsible for franchising, marketing, operations and finance.Rocca, who holds a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation, talks about how accounting was a great starting point for his career and opened doors of opportunity for him.“Anything that’s happening out there is business. There’s different forms of it, but what an accounting basis gives you is the opportunity to understand how businesses are run, how businesses stay profitable – or even in a non-profit environment, how they survive – and I’ve been fortunate enough that that background had led me to a number of directions in my career,” said Rocca.“Everything comes down to people and relationships. Accounting forms a solid platform from which to venture out but it’s simply the starting point. Being able to understand business and connect with anyone you’re interacting with on a common ground is the key to being successful in anything you do.”Rocca talks about various innovations that have taken place at McDonald’s Canada in recent years, including a focus on reimaging restaurants, coffee, and most recently, a “transformation of our guest experience.”Reflecting on his time at the Goodman School of Business, Rocca describes his co-op experience as invaluable in implementing what he learned in the classroom.Rocca was on campus yesterday to speak to Goodman Scholars and Beta Gamma Sigma members at the Goodman Scholars Reception which honoured student academic excellence.This podcast is the latest in the Conversations with Goodman series which is produced by the Goodman Marketing, Communications and Alumni Relations team and features guests from the Goodman community.
AFTER THREE MONTHS of testing, Facebook is bringing 15-second video ads that auto-play in the news feed.The new ads, called Premium Video Ads, were originally announced back in December as part of a trial run, but the company says it will be rolling out the service to both web and mobile users over the next few months.Video ads play without sound when they appear on the screen, allowing users to either scroll past if they don’t want to watch it. If they do, they can tap on the video where it will expand into a full-screen video with sound.Facebook says it will be rolling out the ads slowly, mainly due to fears that seeing them would put off users. It’s working with a small number of advertisers and monitoring how people interact with them before it expands the service.The introduction of video ads is Facebook’s attempt to tap into TV budgets. The ads reportedly cost between $1 million to $2.5 million a day and will be similar to a TV commercial, with targeting limited to age and gender.Recently, the company’s photo app, Instagram, recently announced a $100 million deal with agency Omnicom, as part of its own paid advertising program.Read: In a bad mood? Chances are your social networks are to blame >Read: Spot the difference: Facebook rolls out updated news feed >
Missing Dublin man found alive and well Martin Whelan had been missing since Tuesday. 3 Comments Mar 20th 2019, 7:18 PM File Photo Short URL 31,373 Views File Photo Image: RollingNews.ie https://jrnl.ie/4552902 Wednesday 20 Mar 2019, 7:18 PM By Hayley Halpin Image: RollingNews.ie A DUBLIN MAN missing since Tuesday has been located safe and well, gardaí have said. 45-year-old Martin Whelan had been missing since Tuesday morning and was last seen at Harmonstown Dart Station.The gardaí have said Martin has been found safe and well and have thanked the public and the media for their assistance. Share186 Tweet Email1 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article
Indians earning more than Rs. 50 lakh a year will have to declare the break-up of their net worth, stipulates the new income tax return form (ITR) for financial year 2015-16, reported the Economic Times.All assets and liabilities at the end of financial year 2015-16, by all individuals and Hindu Undivided Families (HUFs) earning over Rs. 50 lakh, will have to be filed under the new schedule AL that has been added to all ITR Forms, it said.Talking about a series of action the IT Department has taken over the year, Archit Gupta, founder and chief executive officer of ClearTax, told Mint, “Last year, the income-tax department asked for bank account information and this year they have gone a step further and asked for net worth of taxpayers.” The daily added that both individuals and HUFs will also have to provide details of pass-through income from business trust or investment fund in ITR form 2 and ITR form 2A.Pass-through income is an income sent through a pass-through entity to its owners. It is not subject to tax at the corporate level but only at the level of an individual owner.”While further instructions on how to value assets are awaited, taxpayers will find it challenging to value their assets themselves, especially jewellery and vehicles,” Gupta told at a different occasion to ET.The notification has classified liabilities as outstanding loans if any, and assets as movable and immovable in the traditional way of cash and, property and chattels respectively. However, amongst the movable assets, jewellery and vehicles (including boat, yacht and aircraft) will come to cause valuation difficulties, said Gupta. He explained that most salaried individuals usually do not maintain fair market value of jewellery owned or written down allowance (depreciation) of vehicles owned by them.The ET added that the department has also introduced a new section to ITR-4S seeking code, nature and description of the three main businesses â€” activities or products that individuals earn from. The new ITR-4S can now be filed by partnership firms too. All they have to declare is the salary and interest paid to the partners.”ITR-4S was earlier a succinct form, now with three additions specifying nature of business, salary and interest paid to partners (applicable only to firms) and schedule AL, it will need a lot more effort from those who preferred to file it,” added Gupta.In this year’s Budget, the scope of ITR 4S was extended to bring professionals earning up to Rs. 50 lakh a year under presumptive tax, wherein, they have to pay taxes at a pre-determined rate of 50 percent of gross receipts. However, in the earlier tax filing process, the only requirement was profit declaration. The IT Department’s newly introduced forms will now change this in case of multiple businesses, said the daily.
Economic and Employment DevelopmentBill McCarthy – Chair (Executive Director, Catholic Charities of Maryland) Baltimore Development CorporationJP Grant (Founder, President & CEO, Grant Capital Management)Pugh has pledged to make city government more effective to build safe neighborhoods throughout the city. “I am really focused on building communities and making people feel safe in their neighborhoods and great about their city, Pugh said.Mayor Elect Pugh and eight new members of the Baltimore City Council will take office on Dec. 6. Public Safety/PolicingKen Thompson – Chair (Civil and commercial litigation attorney, Venable – served on Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake’s Transition team in 2010) and Tyrone Powers – Vice Chair (Director of the Homeland Security & Criminal Justice Institute, Anne Arundel Community College and former Maryland State Trooper) TransportationDon Halligan – Chair (Senior Transportation Planner, Baltimore Metropolitan Council) andMichelle Whelley – Vice Chair (Principal, M.L. Whelley Consulting) If Mayor-elect Catherine Pugh’s transition team foreshadows her direction for leading Baltimore, prepare to look for trusted friends, regional and state-wide partners and established policy-makers to guide the next four years of the city’s post-unrest recovery.Baltimore Mayor-elect Catherine Pugh’s transition team features leaders from Baltimore’s community. (Courtesy photo)Pugh has borrowed from her experience with the Maryland General Assembly, turning to well-established local, regional and statewide institutional and corporate partners like Diane Bell-McKoy, president and CEO of Associated Black Charities of Maryland and Calvin Butler, CEO of Baltimore Gas and Electric to guide her initial steps as Mayor of Baltimore.“Mayor Elect Pugh has a very specific goal for her Transition Team – she wants us to develop ‘an actionable plan’ to move the City forward,” Bell-McKoy told the AFRO.“Everyone on the team is eager and excited about contributing their collective insights and expertise and with this vast array of diverse and engaged citizens, developing an actionable plan that is absolutely going to happen,” she said.Rounding out Pugh’s Transition Leadership Committee are Stephen Burch, Chair of the University of Maryland Medical Systems Board of Directors; Rachel Monroe, president & CE0, The Weinberg Foundation; Chuck Tildon, vice president, United Way of Maryland and the relative newcomer of the team Keenen Geter, founder and director, Young Men with Power.Geter said his role is to serve as an ambassador for the Mayor’s interest in supporting youth and millennials.“I know that Mayor Elect Pugh wants to hear from all of Baltimore and she considers me to be representative of the young Black male constituency, the millennial population and the next generation of leaders off our city,” Geter told the AFRO.“The mayor elect has high expectations for our youth. She wants every young person to reach their potential. She’s very passionate about helping to make sure every young person has a path to college or career,” Geter added.Pugh’s leadership team is complemented by five core committees and three additional committees that will review existing city agencies. Chairs have been selected for the committees and the agency review teams, with committee members set to be announced within the coming week according to Anthony McCarthy, Pugh’s spokesman.The five committees that will support the Transition Leadership Committee are:Education and Youth DevelopmentStacey Ulrich – Chair (Director of Global Philanthropy, Under Armour) and Scot Spencer – Vice Chair (Associate Director or Advocacy and Influence – Annie E. Casey Foundation) SanitationPhil Lee, (Founder of Baltimore Harbor Watershed Association) Healthy NeighborhoodsEllen Janes – Chair (Executive Director, Central Baltimore Partnership) and Maria Tildon – Vice Chair (Senior Vice President of Public Policy and Community Affairs for CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield) Pugh’s agency review team includes: Permitting:Alex Coleman (Owner, ACC Development, Inc.)
Stop making excuses for Russell Westbrook Russell Westbrook got bounced in the first round of the playoffs last night by the Rockets, and Colin wasn’t shocked. During another fourth quarter where Westbrook ran out of gas, the announcers noted that he had played 40 minutes and was carrying the burden of the team, as an excuse for his performance.Colin thinks it’s ridiculous to make excuses for Westbrook when he doesn’t have it in the fourth quarter of a first-round playoff game, but murder LeBron for cramping up after playing 40-plus minutes through to the Finals. Allen Iverson never got the same benefit of the doubt as Westbrook, either. He was significantly smaller than Westbrook, a better defender, and got routinely hammered in a more physical NBA.It’s the responsibility of a true superstar to conserve energy at points in the game, so they can close it out in the fourth. Michael did it, LeBron does it. Westbrook doesn’t get it. That’s his problem. Stop making excuses.“This is what’s happened in Russell Westbrook’s world. Excuse after excuse after excuse.”The NFL Draft is all about productionThe NFL Draft kicks off tomorrow night and NFL teams are furiously evaluating talent down to the last minute. Draft night-eve is the time when teams abandon carefully constructed draft strategy when the bullets are flying and make emotional decisions.For months, the general consensus has been that this year’s quarterback class is subpar, but Colin thinks once the draft kicks off, however, teams will have no problem talking themselves into drafting quarterbacks in the first round. Draft “experts” say one quarterback might go, Colin thinks the number will be more like 4 or 5. The panic is already in the air, it is every year.“My prediction is we will have three quarterbacks picked in the first round, maybe four.”Guests:Chris Broussard – FS1 NBA Insider is in-studio to discuss Westbrook’s first round exit from the playoffs; if he needs to change his style of play to have a chance to win in the playoffs; and why Chris Paul’s legacy will be hurt by his lack of playoff success.Greg Cosell – Senior producer for NFL Matchup and NFL Films joins the show to talk NFL Draft; what the film says about the running backs; why he doesn’t agree that Myles Garrett is “lazy”; and his scouting report on Mitchell Trubisky.Cris Carter – FS1 host and Pro Football Hall of Famer is in-studio to discuss Jabrill Peppers diluted drug test; the Gareon Conley rape allegations; and his take on pre-draft red flags.Lance Zierlein – NFL.com NFL Draft analyst is in-studio to talk NFL Draft; his sure things; potential busts; and why he’s not sold on Deshaun Watson or Myles Garrett; and why he doesn’t think Trubisky is an AlphaGlen “Big Baby” Davis – NBA Champion with the Celtics is in-studio to talk about the Clippers struggles; why it’s time to blow it up; and what makes Rajon Rondo a leader.
News | Proton Therapy | August 08, 2019 MD Anderson to Expand Proton Therapy Center The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center unveiled plans to expand its Proton Therapy Center during a… read more News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 Mevion and C-RAD Release Integration for Improved Proton Therapy Treatment Quality Mevion Medical Systems and C-RAD announced the integration between the C-RAD Catalyst PT and the Mevion S250i proton… read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 02, 2019 Varian Showcases Cancer Care Systems and Software at AAPM 2019 Varian showcased systems and software from its cancer care portfolio, including the Identify Guidance System, at the… read more Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD Related Content The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July. News | March 29, 2010 Patients Tolerate Lymph-Node Radiotherapy After Breast Surgery News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more Following radiation, the bone marrow shows nearly complete loss of blood cells in mice (left). Mice treated with the PTP-sigma inhibitor displayed rapid recovery of blood cells (purple, right). Credit: UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center/Nature Communications News | Radiation Therapy | August 16, 2019 Drug Accelerates Blood System’s Recovery After Radiation, Chemotherapy A drug developed by UCLA physician-scientists and chemists speeds up the regeneration of mouse and human blood stem… read more News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 07, 2019 Qfix kVue One Proton Couch Top Validated by Mevion Medical Systems Qfix and Mevion Medical Systems announced that a special version of the kVue One Proton couch top is now both validated… read more Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr read more News | Radiation Oncology | July 31, 2019 Laura Dawson, M.D., FASTRO, Chosen as ASTRO President-elect The members of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) elected four new officers to ASTRO’s Board of… read more The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. News | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… read more March 29, 2010 – Researchers found in patients with early breast cancer, delivering radiation therapy to the lymph nodes located behind the breast bone and above the collar bone is well-tolerated, after mastectomy or breast conserving surgery.Dr. Philip Poortmans, from the Dr. Bernard Verbeeten Instituut, Tilburg, The Netherlands, a radiation oncologist will tell delegates at the seventh European Breast Cancer Conference (EBCC7), and a member of the EORTC* Radiation Oncology Group, will present the results from the study. Dr. Poortmans will describe how women at a high risk of developing breast cancer will probably benefit from additional lymph node radiotherapy.Initial findings from the 4,004-patient multi-center study carried out by the EORTC radiotherapy and breast cancer groups (46 institutions from 13 countries) show that there is no evidence of increased toxicity to the heart at three years follow-up in patients who received additional lymph node radiotherapy.Patients will be followed-up for many years to see whether specific lymph-node radiotherapy could lead to long-term damage of the heart or the lungs, side effects that are associated with breast cancer radiotherapy.The long-term aim of the EORTC study is to see whether giving additional radiotherapy to the lymph nodes located behind the breast bone and above the internal mammary and medial supraclavicular lymph nodes to patients with early operable breast cancer will improve overall survival.For more information: www.ecco-org.eu FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Proton Therapy | August 06, 2019 IBA Signs Contract to Install Proton Therapy Center in Kansas IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) recently signed a contract and received the first payment for a Proteus One solution… read more